2001: CLASS NOTES, DEATHS,
Mortimer J. Adler, a professor
at the University from 1930 until 1952, died June 28 in San Mateo, CA.
He was 98. Adler was a philosopher and educator whose name became synonymous
with the Great Books program, a course of study in the classics of Western
literature and philosophy. With U of C President Robert Maynard Hutchins,
he worked to revise Chicago's undergraduate curriculum, emphasizing
breadth of learning in the humanities. A prolific writer and editor,
after leaving the University he founded the Institute for Philosophical
Research in 1952 and the Center for the Study of Great Ideas in 1990,
the same year he received the National Endowment for the Humanities'
Charles Frankel Prize. Survivors include four sons, six grandchildren,
and two great-grandchildren.
C. Dimock Jr.,
professor emeritus in South Asian languages & civilizations, died
January 11 in Centerville, MA. He was 71. Dimock, who joined the U of
C faculty in 1959 as an assistant professor of linguistics and Asian
languages, helped form the South Asian languages & civilizations
department. A noted scholar of Bengali literature, in 1992 he was awarded
the Indian government's highest honorary title, the Desikottoma,
or honorary doctor of letters. Survivors include his wife, Lorraine;
two daughters; three sons; and eight grandchildren.
the R. Wendell Harrison distinguished service professor emeritus in
education and psychology, died April 7 in Chicago. He was 89. Getzels
was the co-author of Creativity and Intelligence, a classic study
of the nature of intelligence. Applying the behavioral sciences to problems
in education, educational administration, and children's acquisition
of values, he established educational administration as a topic for
scholarly inquiry. He served on the Research Advisory Council of the
U.S. Office of Education (1964-1967), as a consultant to the 1965 White
House Conference on Education, and on the 1967 President's Task Force
on Talent in Education. He is survived by his wife, Judith
Nelson Getzels, MBA'80; two daughters; a son; a brother;
and six grandchildren.
professor emeritus in the School of Social Service Administration and
the Pritzker School of Medicine, died December 30 in Niles, MI. He was
80. One of the country's first social workers to advance the concepts
of group psychotherapy and sexual education in counseling, Hallowitz
began his career in New York City, directing several social-work organizations
and serving on the faculty at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In
1969 he came to Chicago, teaching and serving as chief of social service
for the Hospitals and Clinics until his 1987 retirement. Survivors include
a daughter, a son, and two grandchildren.
A. Marcus, a psychoanalyst who taught at the Pritzker School
of Medicine from 1985 to 1990, died November 13 in Chicago. He was 68.
Marcus specialized in treating adults with low self-esteem and value
conflicts. A 1969 graduate of the Institute for Psychoanalysis, where
he taught for 20 years, he also had a private practice, retiring in
1997. He is survived by two nephews and a niece.
a political scientist who taught at Chicago from 1946 to 1963, died
February 22 in Syracuse, NY, at age 91. At Chicago, where he taught
political philosophy, he won the Quantrell Prize for undergraduate teaching
in 1954; in 1963 he joined the Syracuse University faculty, retiring
in 1975. The author of many articles and Freedom and the Public,
he also co-authored a public-affairs curriculum for New York State secondary
schools. He is survived by his wife, Betty; a daughter; three sons,
including Alexander M. Meiklejohn, JD'71; and five grandchildren, including
Colin D. Meiklejohn, AB'96.
AM'52, PhD'55, professor emeritus in anthropology, died December 12
in Hyde Park. He was 76. An influential figure in economic anthropology
and an expert on the process of economic and social modernization in
Third World countries, he taught at the University of California, Los
Angeles and the University of Washington before returning to Chicago,
where he joined the Graduate School of Business faculty. Editor of the
journal Economic Development and Cultural Change (1958-63), he joined
the anthropology department in 1968, later serving as department chair.
Survivors include a daughter, a son, two brothers, and a sister.
Gertrude I. Lewis Brown, SB'34,
a retired elementary-school teacher, died July 14, 2000, in Massachusetts.
She was 87. Lewis taught second grade in the Frankfort, KY, public schools.
She is survived by a son.
PhB'34, a retired high-school math teacher, died July 28, 2000, in Ithaca,
NY. She was 87. She is survived by two daughters, including Lenore F.
Coral, AB'61, AM'65.
PhB'35, a teacher, homemaker, and volunteer, died May 27, 1998, in Beverly
Hills, MI. She was 87. A Chicago-area schoolteacher (1930-38), she moved
to Detroit in 1939. An elder in her local Presbyterian church, she volunteered
at the Cranbrook Institute of Science in Bloomfield Hills, MI. She is
survived by two daughters.
MD'37, of Malvern, PA, a retired hospital administrator and funds director,
died December 19. As a retiree, Newdorp volunteered as a guide at the
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Survivors include his wife, Eloise, and two
R. Urist, SM'37, an orthopaedic surgeon who identified a
bone-mending protein, died February 4 in Los Angeles. He was 85. After
serving in the Army Medical Corps during World War II, Urist briefly
taught at Chicago; in 1954 he joined the University of California, Los
Angeles, becoming a full professor in 1969. The author of some 400 papers,
Urist identified BMP, the protein that stimulates the regenerative mechanism
of bones. Survivors include his wife, Alice; a daughter; a son, Marshall
M. Urist, MD'71; and eight grandchildren.
X'39, a longtime civil servant with the General Services Administration
(GSA), died March 7 in St. Petersburg, FL. He was 80. Chapman worked
for the Veterans Administration after Army service in WWII, later transferring
to the GSA. Appointed Midwest administrator in 1955, he was the GSA's
deputy administrator under President Nixon. He is survived by his wife,
Barbara; a daughter; two sons; a stepdaughter; two stepsons; and nine
AB'39, AM'51, died March 18 at age 84. Tallon, who was an instructor
at Triton College in River Forest, IL, had lifelong interests in Celtic
archaeology, painting, and sculpture.
Seymour K. Coburn, SB'40,
a corrosion engineer, died January 4 in Pittsburgh. He was 83. At the
time of his death, he was in active practice with Corrosion Consultants
of Pittsburgh. Survivors include three daughters, two sons, two brothers,
and a grandson.
AB'40, AM'44, PhD'49, an agricultural archaeologist in Andover, MA,
died January 16 in Belize. He was 82. MacNeish was most famous for his
1962 discovery of tiny ears of corn in a cave in Mexico's Tehuacán
Valley-ancestors of today's staple crop. From a 1990 discovery of remnants
of 9,000-year-old cultivated rice along the middle Yangtze he theorized
that rice was first domesticated in China, not Southeast Asia, as had
been thought. A member of the National Academy of Sciences, in the early
1980s he taught at Boston University and then established the Andover
Foundation for Archaeological Research. He is survived by his wife,
Phyllis; two sons; and a granddaughter.
MD'41, a pediatrician and researcher, died March 7 in Chicago. He was
90. Grossman began his teaching career at the Chicago Medical School
and was later a professor at the Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical
School, retiring in 1990. An expert on child medical issues, particularly
kidney disease, he appeared frequently on television, advising parents
of the need for children's vaccinations. He is survived by three daughters,
a son, and six grandchildren.
MD'41, professor and neurosurgeon, died January 30 in Tampa, FL, at
age 85. From 1961 to 1992 Ransohoff was professor and chair of neurosurgery
at the NYU School of Medicine, and he served as director of neurosurgical
services at Bellevue Hospital Center, organizing one of the world's
first intensive-care neurosurgery units. An Army neurosurgeon during
World War II, he was a medical consultant for the 1960s TV series Ben
Casey. He is survived by his wife, Lori; two daughters; two sons; and
Weissbourd, SB'41, JD'48, a researcher, attorney, and developer,
died November 2, in Evanston, IL. He was 78. Weissbourd studied chemistry
as an undergraduate, then interrupted his law training at Chicago to
enlist in the Army during World War II. He was soon recruited for the
Manhattan Project, inventing equipment to detect elements. He then returned
to the Law School; after ten years in a Chicago law practice, Weissbourd
was asked to take over a development company for which he had served
as counsel. Under his leadership, Metropolitan Structures became the
nation's largest commercial real-estate firm. He is survived by his
wife, Bernice Targ Weissbourd,
X'45; a daughter, Ruth Weissbourd Grant,
AB'71, AM'75, PhD'84; two sons, including Robert
M. Weissbourd, JD'79; and 11 grandchildren.
AM'42, a retired political-science professor, died January 26 in Madison,
WI. He was 81. Edelman, who taught at the University of Wisconsin (1966-1990),
studied the symbolic nature of political developments. Among his works
of postmodern political science were The Symbolic Uses of Politics
(1964) and Politics as Symbolic Action: Mass Arousal and Quiescence
(1971). He is survived by his wife, Bacia; three daughters; and five
SB'42, PhD'47, an industrial chemist, died October 17 in Gulfport, FL,
at age 78. After working for the Manhattan Project, Friedlander spent
25 years in research and technology-transfer positions with firms including
Standard Oil Company (Indiana), Amoco Chemical Corporation, and Monsanto.
From 1984 until 1997 he was president of Friedlander Consultants, supplying
technology transfer services and research and development to industrial
and academic clients. In retirement he volunteered and taught Hebrew.
He is survived by his wife, Sophie Thoness
Friedlander, AA'43; a daughter; two sons, including Ira
R. Friedlander, AB'75; and eight grandchildren.
Lindsay W. Leach, AB'43, a stockbroker
for more than 50 years, died April 2 in Oak Park, IL. He was 79. A Navy
lieutenant during WWII, he was a vice president with Howe Barnes Investments.
An avid golfer, he belonged to the Midlothian Country Club for 48 years.
He is survived by a son, a brother, a sister, and a granddaughter.
H. B. Reich,
PhB'44, died March 25. He was a member of the telecommunications staff
of the New York law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.
Masocco Kozelka, AM'45, died August 2, 2000, at age 81. A
teacher and counselor in Illinois public schools for 40 years, she was
an active volunteer with her undergraduate alma mater, Eureka College.
She is survived by her husband.
PhB'47, SB'50, MD'52, a physician, died April 6 at age 72. An Air Force
flight surgeon based in Okinawa, Japan, he then practiced in California
before returning to Chicago. One of the first doctors on staff at the
Skokie Valley Hospital, now Rush North Shore Hospital, he was president
of the house staff in 1989 and 1990. Maillis also maintained a solo
practice from which he retired this past fall. He is survived by two
daughters, three sons, and a grandchild.
H. Reynolds, SM'48, PhD'50, a physicist, died November 4
in Berkeley, CA. He was 77. Reynolds refined a number of techniques,
including mass spectrometry and potassium-argon dating, to help determine
the age of meteorites and primordial rock formations, such as continental
drift. He joined the University of California, Berkeley in 1950, chairing
its physics department in the 1980s and assuming emeritus status in
1993. In retirement he continued research at Lawrence Berkeley National
Laboratory's Center for Isotropic Geochemistry. Survivors include his
wife, Ann; three daughters; and two sons.
C. W. Gutkind,
AM'52, an anthropologist, died February 17 in England. He was 75. Born
in Berlin and emigrating to England in 1939, he came to the U.S. in
1946. A past president of the African Studies Association of the United
States, Gutkind studied labor forces in Africa, including the rise of
urban migration in Kampala and the boat people of the Ghana coast. After
23 years as an anthropology professor at McGill University, he returned
to England and did research at the University of Warwick. He is survived
by his wife, Alice; three daughters; and a son.
AM'53, a clinical social worker, died April 7 in her Hyde Park home.
She was 72. In 1949, as part of a work camp run by the Lutheran World
Federation, she helped to build a Lutheran church in Bavaria and assisted
disabled persons in the same area, returning in 1999 to celebrate the
church's 50th anniversary. Dordal was with Lutheran Social Services
of Illinois for more than 30 years, including work in the student counseling
office at the Lutheran School of Theology. Survivors include her husband,
Erl Dordal, AB'52, MD'56; a
daughter; two sons, including Peter L.
Dordal, SM'78; a brother; and seven grandchildren.
AB'56, died July 17, 2000, in Sooke, British Columbia. She was 87. Skala,
who earned her master's degree at age 75 from Mundelein (now Loyola
University of Chicago), had worked as a secretary, a teacher, and a
technical editor at Argonne Laboratories. She is survived by her son,
Gregory L. Skala, AB'69.
E. Horn, AM'60, MBA'60, a retired telephone executive, died
March 11 in Evanston, IL, of complications from lung disease. He was
63. After rising to the position of vice president for state regulations
for AT&T in New York, he joined Illinois Bell as vice president
of finance in 1983. At the time of his 1987 retirement, he was Ameritech's
senior vice president of strategy. A music lover, he funded a teaching
scholarship at Ravinia's Steans Institute with his wife, Carol
Jenkins Linne, AB'66. He is also survived by two stepsons
and a sister.
AM'61, a former professor of English, died March 23 in Buffalo, NY.
He was 65. Dwyer was a professor of English at Buffalo State College
for 28 years, chairing the department from 1980 to 1989 and retiring
in December 1999. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia; a daughter; two
sons; and two brothers.
MD'62, an orthopaedic surgeon and sports physician, died April 15 in
Chicago of complications from a hereditary blood vessel disorder. He
was 63. In the early 1970s he left the U of C's orthopaedic-surgery
group to join the practice of the Chicago Bears' team doctor. In 1975
he entered private practice and soon became the Chicago Blackhawks team
doctor, a post he held until 1997. He retired from private practice
in December. Survivors include his wife, Judith; a daughter; two sons;
and three granddaughters.
Simon, PhD'67, a sexuality expert and professor of sociology
at the University of Houston, died July 21, 2000, in Houston. He was
70. After several years with the Institute for Sex Research (the Kinsey
Institute) and the sociology department at Indiana University, he directed
studies of youth at Chicago's Institute for Juvenile Research, joining
the University of Houston in 1975. In 1973 he published the classic
work in the sociological study of sexuality, Sexual Conduct,
written with John H. Gagnon,
AB'55, PhD'69. Survivors include his wife, Lynn; three sons, including
Jonathan Simon, U-High'77,
and Adam Simon, U-High'80; two
brother; two sisters; and seven grandchildren. (This corrects information
in the December/00 issue.)
B. Vance, AB'69, a schoolteacher, died March 8 in San Francisco
of Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome. He was 54. Baird, who loved teaching
English literature and creative writing, is survived by his wife, Ruth,
and two daughters.