Camille, an art history professor who found new meanings in the marginalia
of medieval art, died of a brain tumor April 29. He was 44. Camille studied marginal
sketchings in illuminated manuscripts and the works of stone carvers who, in the
friezes and gargoyles of medieval cathedrals, depicted daily life. Joining the
U of C in 1985 he wrote seven books on medieval art as it relates to modern life,
his last being The Gargoyles of Notre Dame: Medievalism and Monsters of Modernity,
to be published in fall 2003. Survivors include his partner, Stuart
K. Michaels, PhD'97; his parents; and a sister.
A. Kipnis, AM'44, PhD'50, JD'54,
a former professor in social sciences at the University, died May 5 in Chicago.
He was 81. A WW II veteran, Kipnis served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps. At Chicago
he won two Quantrell Awards for undergraduate teaching, and his course on the
political plays of George Bernard Shaw was especially popular. Kipnis was the
author of The American Socialist Movement, 1897-1912 (1968). For more than
30 years he was corporate counsel to Chicago's Jupiter Realty and helped negotiate
acquisition and development deals involving such buildings as the Chicago Stock
Exchange, McClurg Court Center, and the Drake Hotel. Survivors include three sons,
a brother, three granddaughters, and a grandson.
retired music professor and composer, died June 13. He was 81. Shapey joined the
University in 1964, and that same year he founded the Contemporary Chamber Ensemble.
His many awards included a MacArthur "genius" grant and the Kennedy
Centre Friedheim composition award for his Concerto for Cello, Piano and String
Orchestra. Composer of more than 200 pieces from solos to orchestral works, Shapey
received commissions from the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Chicago Symphony
Orchestra (CSO). He also conducted the CSO, the London Symphony, and the London
Sinfonietta. Although he retired from the University in 1991, he continued composing
until his death. Survivors include his wife, Elsa; a son; and two grandchildren.
Winter, a former Divinity School professor, died in Chestertown, MD,
April 3. He was 85. Winter, who taught at the U of C from 1956 to 1976, wrote
several books about religious social ethics, including The Suburban Captivity
of the Churches. From 1944 to 1945 he served in the Pacific Theater as a chaplain
in the U.S. Naval Reserves. Winter was cofounder with his wife of Parishfield
Community, a religious and political center for lay people, and he helped found
the Urban Training Center in Chicago, an ecumenical program for ministers. After
leaving Chicago he taught at the Princeton Theological Seminary and Temple University.
Survivors include his wife, Sara; three daughters; a son; and seven grandchildren.
Karras Sutherland, AB'37, AM'68,
professor emerita in the Graduate Library School, died June 12. She was 86. A
noted authority on children's books, she wrote more than 30,000 book reviews for
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, the Chicago Tribune, the
Saturday Review, and other publications. Sutherland, who taught in the
library school from 1972 to 1986, served on the selection committees for Newbery,
Caldecott, and National Book Awards, and she was credited with discovering authors
such as Maurice Sendak, author of Where the Wild Things Are. Survivors
include a daughter, Katherine Bailey Lineham, AB'65;
two sons, including Stephen Bailey, AB'60, PhD'66;
and seven grandchildren.
Brintnall Henkle, PhB'27, died February 13 in Los Alamitos, CA. She
was 96. During WW II she volunteered at Gardiner General Hospital for the Red
Cross. She was active in the Kaskaskia chapter of the Daughters of the American
Revolution for 75 years, as well as Settlement House and the Thimbles and Thumbs
Garden Club. Survivors include two sons and five grandchildren.
Ball Travis, AM'31, who specialized in medical social work, died in
Los Gatos, CA, March 12. She was 93. Over her 43-year career Travis worked in
federal, state, and local public-welfare and health agencies and private charities
as a medical social worker, consultant, and administrator. In 1953-54 she was
a Fulbright scholar teaching in the social-studies department at the University
of Sydney, Australia, and then became a professor of social work at San Diego
State University, retiring in 1970. Her publications include numerous journal
articles, two textbooks, and a chronicle of her career, Round Peg, Round Hole.
A member of the Society of Friends, Travis worked with the homeless community,
especially families. Survivors include a brother and two nephews.
O. Forman, X'37, of Kenner, LA, died November 19. He was 92. A Navy
and Navy Reserve veteran who resigned with the rank of lieutenant commander after
20 years, he later joined the Veterans Administration Civil Service, retiring
after 25 years of service. He was a member of the American Legion and a hospital
J. Stare, MD'41, a pioneering nutritionist, died in Wellesley, MA,
April 4. He was 91. An emeritus professor and the founding chair of the nutrition
department at the Harvard School of Public Health, Stare defined the four basic
food groups. He also conducted studies showing that regular physical activity
helps prevent arterial disease and championed the fluoridation of water. He founded
Nutrition Reviews and for many years wrote a syndicated newspaper column, "Food
and Your Health." Stare wrote several books, including Dear Dr. Stare:
What Should I Eat? and Adventures in Nutrition. He is survived by his
wife, Irene; a daughter; two sons; a brother; a sister; and seven grandchildren.
T. Nichols, SB'42,
died April 7. He was 80. During WW II Nichols served with the Marines in the South
Pacific. He led a research and engineering group at the Armour Research Foundation,
designing instruments to measure the effects of nuclear blasts through large-scale
testing in New Mexico and at Eniwetok Atoll. He later ran the research and engineering
group of Daystrom, leaving to form the Control Methods Corporation. In 1967 he
founded the Jay Nichols Corporation, from which he retired in 1994. He is survived
by two daughters, including Fayette A. Nichols, AB'77;
a son; and a brother.
V. Pappas, SB'43, a legislative aide to three Illinois secretaries
of state, died May 4. The WW II veteran was 81. As an aide he helped draft legislation
regulating traffic on the state's roadways during the 1960s and 1970s. After leaving
the secretary of state's office, Pappas helped run two popular Chicago restaurants,
Ireland's and Barney's Market Club. He is survived by a son and a sister.
Whelan Netherton, PhB'44,
died in Mexico March 20 at age 80. Netherton wrote the Guadelajara Reporter's
Lake Chapala column, "Laguna Chapalac," as well as numerous features.
Her writing often generated heated responses, including death and jail threats.
Active in theater and musical performances, she was a founding member of the reorganized
Lakeside Little Theater in Ajijic, Mexico, directing and acting in the theater's
productions for over 20 years.
J. Aurelius Jr., AB'47, MBA'48, died November 2 at age 80. Aurelius
left the U of C to volunteer in WW II, which he spent in the Pacific as a radio/radar
repairman in the Army Air Corps and Signal Corps. He had a 40-year career with
Inland Steel, retiring in 1982 as assistant superintendent of wage and salary
administration and administrative services. He is survived by his wife, Eftihia,
and a son.
A. Blasberg, SB'47, SM'50, a retired radar engineer, died May 7. He
was 76. A WW II veteran, in the 1950s Blasberg worked as a research physicist
at Hughes Aircraft Company. There he created designs for antennae and microwave
systems for radar application. He was later a principal engineer at the MITRE
Corporation and at the Institute for Defense Analysis, where he worked in avionics,
radar, missile electronics, and electronic countermeasures. Survivors include
his wife, Mary; four daughters; a sister; and two grandsons.
Namrow, SB'49, an attorney who lived in Bethesda, MD, died March 14.
He was 74. He worked until retirement for the National Labor Relations Board in
Washington, DC. Survivors include two sons and two grandsons.
Kushner Goldblatt, AM'50, died April 9 in Philadelphia. She was 75.
Goldblatt, who earned a second master's degree in public-health administration
from the University of North Carolina in 1972, worked for 20 years as a program
analyst at the National Institute of Mental Health. She is survived by a daughter,
two sons, and four grandchildren.
A. Binder, SB'51, died March 27 in Bellingham, WA. He was 88. During
WW II he worked on the Manhattan Project. An electronics engineer, he taught in
technical programs and worked for the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, and the Army
Signal Corps. From 1957 to 1972 he worked for the Hughes Aircraft Company, after
which he served in the Peace Corps in Malaysia and the VISTA program in Alaska.
He is survived by two sons, including Robert V. Binder,
Ralph Lewis, AB'51, SB'53, a physicist and professor emeritus at Dartmouth
College, died March 25 in Hanover, NH. He was 70. In 1963 Lewis joined Los Alamos
Laboratory, where for 28 years he worked on the controlled thermonuclear fusion
project and served as deputy group leader and associate group leader of the magnetic
fusion theory group. He also spent two years at the Department of Energy's Office
of Fusion Energy in Washington, DC. A visiting professor at several universities-including
Pennsylvania State University, the University of Wisconsin, the University of
Witwatersrand, and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique-he tutored
in the undergraduate and graduate programs at St. John's College in Santa Fe,
NM, before joining the physics faculty at Dartmouth in 1991. Survivors include
his wife, Renate; two daughters; and a sister.
B. Hadley, PhD'54, died November 17 in Hershey, PA. He was 75. A U.S.
Army veteran of WW II, he taught physical chemistry at the University of California,
Berkeley and Ohio State University. In 1961 he joined Zenith Radio Corporation
as a research chemist and in 1972 joined AMP Inc., where he did research in fiber
optics. After retiring in 1989 Hadley was an adjunct associate professor at M.
S. Hershey Medical Center, working as a computer programmer analyst. He joined
the American Chemical Society in 1956 and served as chair of the society's southeastern
section. Active in the Palmyra Lions Club, he served as club secretary for 18
years. Survivors include his wife, Hazel Mason Hadley,
X'54; a daughter; three brothers; and a sister.
A. Delaney, MBA'56, former president of Harris Trust and Savings Bank
and its holding company Harris Bankcorp, died May 21. He was 73. Delaney, a Korean
War veteran, spent 40 years at Harris Bank. As chief credit officer and later
president, he steered the bank through deregulation and mergers. Retiring as vice
chair of the board of directors in 1992, he remained on the board until 1994.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia; three daughters; a son; a sister; and nine
W. Letson, DB'56,
of Yellow Springs, OH, died September 18. He was 78. During WW II he did civilian
public service in several locations. After retirement from the city of Fairborn,
OH, where he was an engineering aide, he joined the Peace Corps, spending two
years in Belize. Letson was active in the ACLU, Friends Care Center, and Society
of Friends organizations. Survivors include his wife, Mary; two daughters; three
sons; a brother; and seven grandchildren.
Wolz, AB'59, who devoted his life to dance, died January 2 in New York.
The Korean War veteran was 69. In 1962 Wolz received a fellowship from the East-West
Center in Honolulu to study Asian dance. He remained in Hawaii for 20 years, first
earning a master's degree and then directing the center's dance program. He went
to Hong Kong in 1982 to help establish the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts;
the next year he became its first dean. Wolz organized dance festivals in Hong
Kong, including the 1990 international festival that led to the World Dance Alliance.
From 1993 to 1998 he taught at the Japan Women's College of Physical Education
and then returned to the U.S., where he taught at Washington University in St.
Louis and Barnard College. Wolz published scholarly articles on Asian dance and
wrote two books, Bugaku: Japanese Court Dance and Chinese Classical
Dance. He is survived by a brother.
M. Salvino, MBA'64,
former president of Peoples Energy, died March 15. He was 73. He worked for Peoples
Energy and its subsidiaries from 1950 to 1980 and was named the company's president
in 1977. From 1982 to 1989 Salvino chaired the board and was president and CEO
of Calumet Industries. On the boards of Ingalls Hospital, YMCA of Chicago, Glenwood
School for Boys, and Standard of America Financial, Salvino also owned and bred
thoroughbred racehorses. Survivors include his wife, Lorraine; five daughters;
three brothers, including Frank A. Salvino, PhB'46,
MBA'52; and 12 grandchildren.
A. Limprecht, AB'68,
the U.S. ambassador to Albania, died of a heart attack May 19. He was 55. Limprecht,
who had been ambassador since September 1999, began working for the State Department
in 1975. After assignments in Washington and Bonn, Germany, he served as public-safety
adviser at the United States Mission in West Berlin (1985-88), oversaw the counternarcotics
operations at the American Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan (1988-91), and was deputy
director of the Office of Israeli and Arab-Israeli Affairs at the State Department.
From 1996 to 1999 he served as deputy chief of mission at the American Embassy
in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Survivors include his wife, Nancy, and two daughters,
including Alma Limprecht Klein, AB'98.
L. Newman, PhD'69, a history professor at New Mexico State University,
died of cancer November 30 in Baltimore. He was 62. A specialist in 19th-century
French social history, he wrote numerous publications, including Historical
Dictionary of France from the 1815 Restoration to the Second Empire. He was
a founder of the Western Society for French History, serving as its president
in 1977-78. Survivors include his wife, Linda; a daughter; and a son.
E. Winquist, AM'68, PhD'70, the Thomas J. Watson professor of religion
at Syracuse University, died April 4. He was 57. After teaching at Union College
in Kentucky (1968-69), he joined the religious-studies department at California
State University at Chico, where he chaired the department (1974-78) and received
the university's outstanding professor award (1985). He moved to Syracuse University
in 1986. Director of graduate studies in religion (1988-92), Winquist spent a
1993 Fulbright fellowship in Thessalonica. A former executive director of the
American Academy of Religion (1979-82), he also served as director of Scholars
Press (1981-82). Survivors include a daughter, his mother, a sister, and two grandchildren.