In the April/02 Magazine, an editing error resulted in the omission
of information about alumni survivors. Radiology professor Lawrence
H. Lanzl is survived by his wife, Elisabeth. Roger L. Shapiro,
SB'47, MD'49, is survived by his wife, Dina Kostun. Keith Kavanaugh,
AM'48, PhD'54, is survived by his wife, Virginia. Herbert B. Fried,
JD'32, is survived by his brother, Jeffrey Fried, X'36. Mary Wakefield
Spencer, AM'32, is survived by a brother, William E. Wakefield,
PhB'34. Lewis G. Groebe, AB'34, JD'35, is survived by a brother,
Wilbur R. Groebe, X'37. Melvin M. Newman, SB'42, MD'44, is survived
by a sister, Muriel Newman Roston, PhB'44, AM'50. Burton W. Kanter,
AB'51, JD'52, is survived by a son, Joshua S. Kanter, JD'87. David
A. Wexler, AB'67, PhD'71, is survived by a sister, Amy Wexler
M. Buchsbaum, SB'28, PhD'32, an influential biologist,
died February 11. He was 95. Buchsbaum taught at Chicago from
1931 to 1951, winning the 1939 Quantrell Award for excellence
in undergraduate teaching. While researching mammalian tissue
culture, he pioneered methods to observe cell organelles and wrote
widely used textbooks, including Animals without Backbones
and Basic Ecology, the first ecology text for nonspecialists.
As a Fulbright scholar in Bangkok in 1963, he helped develop biology
curricula there. He is survived by a daughter, a son, and three
B. Mathews, SB'36, SM'41, PhD'49,
professor emeritus in pediatrics and biochemistry, died February
6. He was 89. Mathews was a U.S. Army captain in the Philippines
during WW II. In his 28 years on the U of C faculty, he studied
connective tissue and the evolution of collagen molecules, research
that contributed to the understanding of tissue repair, remodeling,
and development. He was also interested in art and philosophy.
He is survived by his wife, Alma; a daughter; a son; and three
J. Cutler, PhD'80,
associate professor and chair of South Asian languages & literatures,
died February 26 after a long illness. He was 52. A career-long
Chicagoan, Cutler studied Tamil, a south Indian language with
an ancient literary history. Authoring and editing books on the
subject, Cutler was among the first to bring Tamil works to the
academic world's attention. Cutler was known for his poetic translations
and his dedication to teaching from primary sources. He is survived
by his life partner, Marshall; his mother; and a sister.
professor emeritus in physics and former director of the Enrico
Fermi Institute, died March 7. He was 82. Meyer began teaching
at Chicago in 1956 and soon after began his influential research
on cosmic rays with colleague John Simpson. In 1971 he won the
Quantrell Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching. From
1978 to 1983 Meyer directed the Fermi Institute and in the mid-1980s
helped launch an egg-shaped cosmic-ray detector on the space shuttle
Challenger. From 1986 to 1989 he chaired the physics department.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia
G. Spear, PhD'69; two sons; a brother; a sister; and
S. Wright, retired board chair of Zenith Electronics
Corporation, died March 11. He was 90. Wright joined Zenith in
1952, becoming president in 1959 and CEO in 1964. He chaired the
board from 1968 to 1976, when he retired and became chair of the
board's executive committee. He was a University trustee from
1966 until 1981, when he was elected a life trustee, and he served
on Crerar Library's Visiting Committee. Active in global trade
matters, Wright was a founding member of the Electronics Industry
Committee for Fair International Trade. He is survived by his
wife, Jane; a son; and three grandchildren, including Elisabeth
Wright Williams, MBA'96.
Palmer Sonderby, PhB'27, a psychologist and writer,
died February 23 in Hyde Park. She was 96. Sonderby was a social
worker, a psychologist with the Illinois Department of Corrections,
and a worker at the Chicago Reed Mental Health Center. In the
past decade Sonderby wrote poetry and traveled extensively. Survivors
include her husband, Max
E. Sonderby, PhB'30; two daughters; a son; two stepsons;
a brother; a sister; and eight grandchildren, including Christopher
P. Sonderby, JD'93.
Frantz Watson, PhB'30,
a former Chicago public school teacher, died February 20 in Hot
Springs Village, AR. She was 93. In retirement she joined the
National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution as
a charter member of the Cuernavaca, Mexico, chapter and a founding
member of the Akansa, AR, chapter. Watson was honored by the Arkansas
Commission on National and Community Service. An avid traveler,
Watson enjoyed an Alaskan cruise and several weeks in Mexico in
the past year. She is survived by two sons.
G. Bastian, PhB'31,
a professor in social science, humanities, and history, died December
20. He was 91. After studying at Chicago and at the Sorbonne in
Paris, Bastian joined the air force, serving in WW II. He taught
on the Chicago faculty from 1946 to 1956, spending the remainder
of his career at Earlham College. He is survived by his wife,
Emery Bastian, AB'50; a daughter; and two sons,
S. Bastian, SB'78.
Wolff Sereno, PhB'33, AM'43,
died December 9 in Washington, DC. She was 90. After working for
the Cook County Department of Public Assistance, she moved to
Washington, worked at two children's hospitals, and then transferred
to the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. She
is survived by a daughter; a son, Julian
D. Sereno, AB'72; and two grandchildren.
K. Mulligan, PhB'34, AM'37,
died January 5, 2001, in Bethesda, MD. He was 89. Mulligan worked
for the Chicago Parks District, the National Youth Administration,
and the Office of Price Administration. A Navy lieutenant during
WW II, he then served as the chief of wage classification for
the Navy Department for the New England, Atlantic, and Mediterranean
areas. He joined the Civil Service Commission in 1957, retiring
as director of training. In retirement Mulligan worked as a personnel
consultant with the United Nations, the Department of State, and
the Pan American Health Organization in Europe, South America,
Asia, and the Caribbean. He is survived by his wife, Louise, and
a brother, Donald
W. Mulligan, PhB'47, AM'50.
Sang, PhB'34, JD'35,
attorney and leader in Chicago's Jewish community, died March
15. He was 89. Sang practiced corporate, commercial, and estate-planning
law for more than 60 years. A founder and the second president
of the National Federation of Temple Youth, Sang was also a director
of the National Board of the Union of Hebrew Congregations and
a director of the national executive board of the American Jewish
Committee. He is survived by his wife, Elaine; a daughter; a son,
E. Sang, JD'73; and three grandchildren.
W. Masterson, AB'36,
of Long Beach, CA, died January 5. He was 87. Active in track
and field and in University Theater at Chicago, Masterson was
president of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. He worked in radio
and later in commercial and industrial real estate. He is survived
by a son and a granddaughter.
R. Davidson, SB'37, PhD'41,
a biologist whose work led to the earliest understanding of the
genome, died February 14. He was 85. During WW II Davidson worked
for the National Defense Research Committee Project and for the
Division of War Research at the U of C and at Columbia University.
In 1946 he joined the California Institute of Technology, becoming
professor emeritus in 1986. Davidson developed methods in physical
chemistry and electron microscopy used in genetic mapping and
in exploring DNA and RNA properties. In 1996 he was awarded the
National Medal of Science for establishing the principle of nucleic
acid renaturation, which is essential in deciphering genetic structure
and function. Survivors include his wife, Annemarie; two daughters;
two sons; and eight grandchildren.
H. Hayner, SB'39,
a retired U.S. Steel superintendent, died January 25. He was 84.
He started his career at U.S. Steel's South Chicago branch. In
the 1960s Hayner ran programs to help children develop, market,
and sell products at a citywide fair. In retirement Hayner dabbled
in real estate. He is survived by a son; two stepdaughters; two
grandsons; and four stepgrandchildren.
E. Leamer, AB'39, AM'39, PhD'50,
former professor in economics, died November 16. He was 88. After
teaching at Chicago from 1940 to 1951, Leamer taught at the University
of Colorado and Haile Selasie University in Ethiopia. Retiring
as a professor emeritus from SUNY Binghamton in 1975, Leamer researched
and wrote his family history. He is survived by his wife, Helen
Burkey Leamer, AB'39; three sons; and six grandchildren,
including Stephen Leamer, '03.
Hurwich Zoss, AB'39,
photographer and writer, died February 2. She was 83. Zoss lived
much of her life in Martha's Vineyard, MA, and Berkeley Heights,
NJ. Survivors include three children, including Joel
R. Zoss, AB'66, and Roger
M. Zoss, AB'69, and three grandchildren.
J. Rockler, AB'40,
an activist and lawyer, died March 8. He was 81. While studying
law at Harvard, Rockler enlisted in the Navy and was sent to work
in the courthouse at Nuremberg where he met his future wife, Aino.
He later worked as an attorney in Chicago and Washington, DC,
and in the 1970s he headed a Justice Department investigation
of people living in the United States who were suspected Nazi
war criminals. In the same decade he joined the legal team that
acquitted the Wilmington 10, nine black men and a white woman
charged with firebombing a store during a week of racial violence
in Wilmington, NC, who insisted that they were framed. He is survived
by a daughter, three sons, a brother, and nine grandchildren.
Douglas Tushingham, DB'41, PhD'48,
an archaeologist, died February 27. He was 89. After teaching
in the Divinity School (1948-1950), Tushingham joined the American
School of Oriental Research in Jerusalem and became its director
in 1953. From 1951 to 1967 he excavated in Jordan, Transjordan,
and Israel, working on the New Testament sites in Jericho. For
26 years Tushingham was chief archaeologist of the Royal Ontario
Museum. He also researched the Crown Jewels of Iran, presenting
his book on the subject to the Shah and Shahbanu. After retiring,
he toured Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Tunisia, Crete, and the United
Kingdom. He is survived by his wife, Margaret.
Scharbau Bex, SB'42, of Upper Allen Township, PA, died
September 3. She was 81. Bex was a member of a number of organizations
including Phi Beta Kappa and Chi Rho Sigma, the Anthroposophical
Society in America, the Graphoanalysis Society of Chicago, the
Rudolph Steiner Fellowship Foundation, and the Library of New
York. She is survived by her husband, John
E. Bex, X'41; a son; a brother; and three grandchildren.
("Mike") Weinberg, AB'42, AM'45,
an author, editor, civil-rights activist and college professor,
died February 28. He was 81. After working at a local Dodge plant
building B-29 aircraft engines during WW II, he taught history
at Wright Junior College in Chicago. Weinberg founded Teachers
for Integrated Schools in Chicago in 1962, edited the journal
Integrated Education, and wrote 18 books on the subject.
From 1963 to 1967 he chaired the education committee of the Coordinating
Council of Community Organizations, and from 1972 to 1978 he directed
Northwestern University's Center for Equal Education. In the 1990s
he held similar positions at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst
and California State University-Long Beach. Survivors include
his wife, Erica
Muller Weinberg, AB'43, AM'45; three sons, including
C. Weinberg, AB'86; and six grandchildren.
L. Bergendoff, AM'48,
died January 22. He was 77. Bergendoff earned his master's degree
in international studies before attending the London School of
Economics as a 1949-50 Fulbright fellow. Ordained a minister in
the United Lutheran Church in 1948, Bergendoff served congregations
in several states. From 1952 to 1956 he was an assistant professor
of history and political science at St. Olaf College, authoring
two books and several monographs on history and politics. From
1956 to 1957 Bergendoff worked for UNICEF. Survivors include a
son; two sisters; and three grandchildren.
M. Johnston, PhD'48,
died February 9. He was 86. An elementary school teacher and principal
before serving in the army during WW II, Johnston taught in the
education department at the University of Tennessee for 32 years
and was the author of two books. Johnston served four terms on
the vestry of his local Episcopal church. Survivors include his
wife, Pauline; a daughter; three sons; a brother; a sister; and
E. Cunat Jr., JD'56,
an attorney and dedicated volunteer, died February 4. He was 72.
Cunat was a staff lawyer for the Pullman Co. and the Belt Railway
Co. before joining Chicago Title and Trust in the 1960s. An active
resident of Riverside Township, IL, Cunat served in local Republican
organizations, the planning commission, and the zoning board.
He was a charter member and elder of First Presbyterian Church
of Brookfield and a trustee of the Presbytery of Chicago, serving
as treasurer from 1978 to 1981. He is survived by his wife, Rita;
two sons; four stepchildren; and six grandchildren.
A. Rubens, AM'57,
died October 21. He was 71. After serving in the army during the
Korean War, Rubens returned to his native Wisconsin and worked
as a civil servant. In 1972 he was appointed chief probation and
parole officer; maintaining a progressive stance on rehabilitation,
he held the position until his retirement in 1984. He is survived
by his wife, Joan; three daughters; three sons; a brother; two
sisters; and four grandchildren.
Kupfermann, PhD'64, a scholar of animal nervous systems
and behaviors and a physiology, cellular biophysics, and psychiatry
professor at Columbia University, died February 19. He was 64.
Having studied learning and memory mechanisms at Harvard and New
York University in the 1960s, Kupfermann delineated the connections
in the neural circuit that trigger a simple defensive reflex.
His research helped create the new science of cellular neurobiology
in behavior and learning. In 1970 Kupfermann began his study of
how individual neuron activities can change an animal's emotional
state. He is survived by his wife, Kerstin; a daughter; a son;
and a grandson.
E. Becht, AM'67,
an administrator at Cabrini College in Radnor, PA, and an expert
on 19th-century British literature, died on March 5 after a brief
battle with cancer. He was 57. Becht taught at Marquette University,
the University of Connecticut, and Carnegie Mellon University.
After serving in administrative roles for several years, Becht
became the vice president of graduate and professional studies
at Cabrini College. Survivors include his wife, Sherry; a daughter;
and two sons.
A. Rogers, AB'87, JD'90, a lawyer and athlete, died
February 26 of a massive pulmonary embolism. She was 35. A partner
in the law firm Ackermann, Link and Sartory in West Palm Beach,
FL, she was a member of the Florida and Illinois bars. A master
diver and triathlete, Rogers was a nationally ranked judo champion,
receiving medals at the 2000 International Judo Cup and 2001 U.S.
Judo Cup championships. An active supporter of women's issues
and environmental conservation, she is survived by her husband,
Thomas A. Layon; two stepdaughters; her parents; and her sister,
Rebecca Rogers Ackermann, AB'91.