Edward G. Bastian, PhB’31,
a professor in social science, humanities, and history,
died December 20, 2001. 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, Carol Emery
Bastian, AB’50; a daughter;
and two sons, including Timothy S. Bastian, SB’78.
Dave Fultz, SB’41,
PhD’47, a professor emeritus of geophysical
sciences, died July 25. He was 81. Studying the patterns
formed by rotating fluids in response to mechanical and
thermal forces, Fultz modeled the large-scale variable circulations
in Earth’s atmosphere and oceans, helping scientists
understand the mechanisms of weather and climate change.
Fultz taught at the University of Puerto Rico and was an
operations analyst for the U.S. Army before joining the
U of C faculty as an instructor in 1946. Named a professor
in 1960, in 1975 he was elected to the National Academy
of Sciences. In 1967 he received the American Meteorological
Society’s Carl-Gustaf Rossby Research Medal, named
for the founder of the U of C’s meteorology department,
under whom he had studied. He retired in 1991. Among survivors
are two daughters, including Katherine
Fultz Hollis, AB’82; a son; a sister, Joan
Fultz Kontos, PhB’43, AM’48; and two
a professor in the Committee on Social Thought, died September
10 in Chicago. The classics scholar was 89. A graduate of
Trinity College and the University of Dublin, Grene taught
in Vienna and at Harvard before joining the University in
1937. After the chairs of both the classics and English
departments fired him on the same day, President Hutchins
found the unconventional Grene an academic home as a founding
faculty member in the Committee on Social Thought. Dividing
his time between teaching and farming, first in Illinois
and later in Ireland, Grene was best known for his translations
of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and other Greek writers and as
coeditor with Richmond Lattimore of The Complete Greek Tragedies
series. Published by the U of C Press, the collection of
plays, many of which Grene translated, has sold more than
a million copies. Survivors include his second wife, Ethel
Weiss Grene, PhB’47, SB’56, MD’59;
a daughter; three sons; ten grandchildren; and his companion,
Stephanie A. Nelson, AM’90,
Robert H. Kirschner,
a clinical associate in pathology and pediatrics and an
internationally recognized authority on forensic pathology,
died September 15 of complications from cancer. He was 61.
After two years with the U.S. Public Health Service he joined
Chicago as an assistant professor of pathology in 1973.
Joining the newly created Cook County Medical Examiner’s
Office in 1978, Kirschner was deputy medical examiner until
1986 and deputy chief from 1987 to 1995. In 1985 he worked
with a team investigating the skeletal remains found after
the “disappearance” of more than 20,000 people
in Argentina. His human-rights activities took him to more
than a dozen countries in Central and South America, Europe,
the Middle East, and Africa, and he was a forensic consultant
to the United Nations International Criminal tribunals for
the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda. His United Nations involvement
also included work with the U.N. Truth Commission in El
Salvador and in developing the U.N. manual on the effective
investigation and documentation of torture. A founding member
of the faculty board of the University’s humans-rights
program, Kirschner also worked on the detection and prevention
of child abuse, especially shaken-baby syndrome. He is survived
by his wife, Barbara S. Kirschner, a faculty member in pediatrics;
three sons; his father; a brother; a sister; and a grandchild.
a former associate professor in organismal biology and anatomy,
died July 17. She was 92. After medical school at Northwestern
University and a residency at the VA Hospital in Milwaukee,
she taught at the University of Pennsylvania, the VA Hospital
in Milwaukee, and the University of Illinois Medical School
in Chicago. Joining the U of C faculty in 1955, she taught
neuro-anatomy. After her 1975 retirement she moved to Eagle
Harbor, MI, and served as a trustee on the Township Board.
Anthony L. Turkevich,
a professor emeritus of chemistry, died September 7 in Lexington,
VA. He was 86. Turkevich studied the physical and chemical
composition of the universe, specifically meteorites, the
lunar surface, and Mars. A member of the Manhattan Project,
in 1950 he worked with Enrico Fermi to calculate the elements
produced in the Big Bang. He identified what the moon is
made of in 1967, before astronauts brought back samples.
A delegate to the Geneva Conference on Nuclear Test Suspension
in 1958 and 1959, Turkevich received the 1962 E. O. Lawrence
Memorial Award from the Atomic Energy Commission, the 1972
Award for Nuclear Applications from the American Chemical
Society, and the 1988 Boris Pregel Award from the New York
Academy of Sciences. He was also elected to the National
Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences,
and as a fellow of the American Physical Society. Survivors
include his wife, Ireene; a daughter, Darya
Turkevich Carney, MD’78; a son; a brother;
and three grandchildren.
Alexander Coutts, PhB’31,
died August 19 in Chicago. He was 97. Coutts worked with
the federal government for 30 years, retiring from the agriculture
department in 1965. He then spent 13 years with the Illinois
State Division for Youth and from 1979 to 2001 was a part-time
consultant at the Chicago Area Project. A lifelong singer,
at age 90 he began taking private lessons and giving annual
concerts. He is survived by two sons and six grandchildren.
Lester Stone, PhB’31,
a credit lawyer in Chicago, died September 6. He was 93.
After practicing law briefly, Stone joined his father’s
contract-loan business. He later returned to law, focusing
on credit cases; at the time of this death, he worked for
Teller, Levit & Silvertrust. Active for many years in
Temple Sholom, he was president when Martin Luther King
Jr. spoke there in 1964 after winning the Nobel Peace Prize.
Survivors include a daughter, a son, and six grandchildren.
Martin D. Kamen,
SB’33, PhD’36, codiscoverer of carbon-14,
died August 31 in Montecito, CA. He was 89. A professor
emeritus of chemistry at the Universities of California,
Berkeley and San Diego, Kamen worked on the Manhattan Project
at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Before becoming a
founding faculty member at the University of California,
San Diego in 1961, he was a professor of biochemistry at
Washington and Brandeis Universities. He received the U.S.
Department of Energy’s Enrico Fermi Award in 1995.
An accomplished musician, Kamen often played viola with
well-known performers. Survivors include a son and a sister,
Lillian Kamen Smith, SB’40.
Wolfe Mostow, SM’33,
a physicist, died June 5 in West Palm Beach, FL. He was
89. After working for the Army Corps of Engineers, the Coast
and Geodetic Survey, and the Navy’s hydrographic office,
he did WW II magnetic-mine research for the Navy’s
Bureau of Ordnance and conducted underwater explosion research
for the Bureau of Ships, for which he received a Meritorious
Civilian Service Award. Mostow did post-war research for
the Navy on nuclear weapons for tactical use, research he
continued at Johns Hopkins University and the Pentagon’s
Institute for Defense Analysis, retiring in the late 1960s.
A lead singer with Washington’s Columbia Light Opera
Company, he was a cantor for the Montgomery County Jewish
Community Center and the founding cantor of Congregation
Beth El. He also lived and performed in London, recording
and touring with the Morley Consort. A soloist with the
Boston Symphony, Mostow continued to give recitals after
moving to Florida in the late 1970s.
Elizabeth S. Scott,
PhB’35, died August 24 in St. Michaels, MD.
She was 89. A longtime resident of Bethesda, MD, Scott was
an active member of the Westmoreland Congregational Church
in Washington, DC. A certified Montessori teacher, she taught
for several years and was active in organizations including
the League of Women Voters of Talbot County, MD, and the
Democratic Forum. She is survived by her husband, Richard;
four children; and seven grandchildren.
Craig, AB’36, a teacher with the Chicago Public
Schools, died July 19. She was 77. After doing chemical
research for the Navy, Craig earned her teacher certification
and joined the Chicago school system, where she taught for
15 years. In retirement she volunteered in an adult-reading
program at the Harold Washington Library and assisted with
plant care at the Oak Park Conservatory. Survivors include
her husband, Warren, and two sons.
William H. Stapleton,
AB’36, a former Inland Steel purchasing executive,
died August 6 in Washington, PA. He was 87. He joined Inland
Steel’s Chicago office in order and sales, transferring
to the Indiana Harbor Works steel mill as a purchasing agent.
During WW II he served on the national advisory committee
for war production, commuting twice a week to Washington,
DC. In 1957 he was named general manager for purchases at
Inland and became vice president of purchasing in 1960,
a position he held until 1980. Active in many organizations,
Stapleton was a member of the Chicago Crime Commission,
president of the Immigrants’ Service League, and a
board member of the Glenwood School for Boys. Survivors
include his wife, Barbara; a daughter; two sons; and two
Herbert N. Woodward,
JD’36, died September 5 in Attleboro, MA, at
age 90. Woodward practiced law briefly before going to work
for Morris Mills. An intelligence officer during WW II,
he joined Dunbar Kapple (later D.K.) and rose from personnel
manager to CEO, chair, and chief stockholder. He then moved
to Intermatic. The author of several books, including Human
Survival in a Crowded World, Woodward served for 24
years on Blackburn College’s board and provided financial
backing and bank access to African Americans starting out
in business. On the boards of Planned Parenthood of Chicago
and of Zero Population Growth, he belonged to the Chicago
Literary Club and was an avid reader and golfer. He is survived
by two daughters, a son, and eight grandchildren.
Richard A. Lippold,
X’38, a sculptor, died August 22 at age 87.
Lippold created giant metal abstractions, many suspended
by wires to create an impression of hovering or moving through
space. His piece World Tree, a 27-foot structure
of straight and circular metal tubes resembling radio antennae,
stands on the Harvard University campus, and his works are
also at New York’s Avery Fisher Hall and in front
of the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.
He taught at the University of Michigan, Goddard College,
and Hunter College.
Paul Gray, SB’39,
MD’42, a psychoanalyst, died July 26. He was
84. A World War II veteran, Gray maintained a private psychoanalysis
practice in Washington, DC, since the early 1950s. Joining
the Baltimore-Washington Psychoanalytic Institute in 1953,
he was named training analyst emeritus in 1986. A life member
of the American Psychiatric Association, a counselor-at-large
of the American Analytic Association, and a recipient of
the American Psychoanalytic Association’s award for
contributions to psychoanalytic education, he was author
of The Ego and Analysis of Defense (1994) and more
than a dozen articles. Survivors include his wife, Gerda,
and three children.
Joan Lyding Bell, SB’41,
died February 18 in Paradise, CA, at age 82. Director of
the Bethlehem Crèche Institute, a center for underprivileged
Chicago children, Bell later worked with her husband in
his engineering and manufacturing firm, was a private nutritionist,
and pursued Biblical studies. In 1951 she began teaching
with Jehovah’s Witnesses, work that took her to 21
countries. She is survived by her husband, James
G. Bell, AB’40; two sons; and a brother, John
D. Lyding, X’45.
Lyle B. Borst,
PhD’41, a physics professor who worked on the
theory and practical uses of subcritical power reactors,
died July 30 in Williamsville, NY. He was 89. After working
on the Manhattan Project, Borst chaired the reactor science
and engineering department at Brookhaven National Laboratory,
designing and supervising its graphite reactor’s operation.
He taught physics at the University of Utah and at New York
University, where he chaired the physics department. At
NYU he developed the “pickle barrel,” the first
teaching reactor, now housed at the Smithsonian. He later
joined the State University of New York at Buffalo, where
he became professor emeritus in 1983. A member of the American
Civil Liberties Union’s Niagara Frontier chapter and
a former chair of the ACLU’s national board, he belonged
to the American Physical Society and the American Association
for the Advancement of Science. In retirement he wrote a
series of monographs on megalithic archeaology. He is survived
by his wife, Ruth; two sons; and seven grandchildren.
Arlene De Ano Hawkins,
PhB’46, died September 21, 2001, in Rye, NY.
She was 75. A professional calligrapher, Hawkins was president
of the Osborn PTA and wrote Let’s Read about Rye,
used in the Rye school system. A founding board member of
the Rye Historical Society, she was a local election inspector.
Survivors include her husband, Byron
T. Hawkins, JD’50; three daughters; and four
William J. Beecher,
SB’47, SM’48, PhD’54, an ornithologist
and inventor, died July 27. He was 88. In 1937 he joined
the Chicago Natural History Museum as an assistant zoologist.
Serving in the Pacific during WW II, he sketched exotic
birds he saw on the islands. After the war he worked for
the Cook County Forest Preserve and then joined the Chicago
Academy of Sciences as director, a position he held for
24 years. In 1983 he founded the Beecher Research Company
to market his invention—light-weight binoculars for
bird watching; worn like glasses, they later proved useful
for people with macular degeneration.
Iris Friedman Leviton,
PhB’47, AM’53, died September 5 in Evanston,
IL. She was 74. Leviton worked at the Orthogenic School
on the University campus for several years and later taught
special-education classes in the Evanston school system,
retiring in 1992 after 26 years. Survivors include a daughter;
two sons; a sister, Carolyn Friedman
Stieber, AB’44; and four grandchildren.
Jr., PhB’48, MBA’49, died July 10. He
was 80. A bomber pilot in the European theater during WW
II, he continued his service with the Air Force during the
Korean and Vietnam Wars, ending his Air Force career at
the Pentagon. Survivors include his wife, Lois, and three
PhD’49, a psychologist who developed Parent
Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.), died August 26 in Solana
Beach, CA. He was 84. Gordon began his career in the 1950s
as a business consultant, teaching relationship-building
skills, including active listening, I-messaging, and no-lose
conflict resolution. In the early 1960s he developed the
P.E.T. course. From an initial a group of 14 parents the
program grew to national and international proportions.
In 1970 Gordon wrote P.E.T.: Parent Effectiveness Training,
which was published in 33 languages and has sold more than
5 million copies. Gordon later wrote T.E.T.: Teacher
Effectiveness Training and Leader Effectiveness Training
L.E.T. and designed programs based on each. Nominated
three times for the Nobel Peace Prize, he received lifetime
achievement awards from the American Psychological Foundation
and the California Psychological Association. Survivors
include his wife, Linda Adams; two daughters; and two granddaughters.
James C. O’Flaherty, PhD’50, a professor
emeritus of German at Wake Forest University, died July
27. He was 88. O’Flaherty taught from 1947 until his
1984 retirement at Wake Forest, where he pushed for the
creation of a separate German department, which he chaired
from 1961 to 1969. He began a student-exchange program with
the Free University in Berlin, one of the first such programs
at any college, and upon retirement received the Friendship
Award of the Federal Republic of Germany. An expert on German
philosopher Johann Georg Hamann, he wrote eight books, three
on Hamann and two on Nietzsche, which he coauthored with
Robert Helm. In 1960–61 O’Flaherty was a Fulbright
research professor at the University of Heidelberg. Survivors
include a son, a brother, and two grandchildren.
Mink, JD’51, a Democratic congresswoman from
Hawaii, died September 28. She was 74. Hawaii’s first
female Japanese-American lawyer, in 1956 Mink was elected
to the territorial House and in 1959 to the state senate.
In 1965 she became the first minority woman elected to the
U.S. Congress, serving until 1977. While in Congress she
was a critic of the Vietnam War and a champion of women’s
rights, coauthoring the Women’s Educational Equity
Act or Title IX. She then served as President Jimmy Carter’s
assistant secretary of state for oceans and international,
environmental, and scientific affairs. Later elected to
the City Council of Honolulu, Mink returned to Congress
in 1990 and was running for reelection at the time of her
death. She is survived by her husband, John
F. Mink, SM’51; a daughter,
Gwendolyn Mink, X’74; and a brother.
Merrill J. (“Bob”)
Roberts, MBA’39, PhD’52, died July 3.
He was 86. Roberts taught on the economics or business-school
faculties of the University of Florida, UCLA, Michigan State
University, the University of Pittsburgh, and the University
of Maryland. A transportation-related development and public-policy
issues consultant, he was an early advocate of U.S. transportation
deregulation and led studies of domestic transportation
issues, including the U.S. Senate’s 1971–72
investigation of Penn Central Railroad’s bankruptcy.
The 1986 recipient of the Pyke Johnson Award for outstanding
research from the National Academy of Sciences’s Transportation
Research Board, he published extensively on transportation
economics and logistics. A founding member of the Transportation
Research Forum, Roberts also belonged to the Cosmos Club
of Washington, DC. He retired in 1983 and moved to Sarasota,
FL, in 1989. Survivors include three children and five grandchildren.
Ross B. Talbot,
AM’49, PhD’53, a professor emeritus at
Iowa State University, died September 30. He was 82. A WW
II veteran and later a member of the U.S. Army Reserves,
Talbot was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals but chose
to pursue an academic career, teaching at the University
of North Dakota from 1948 to 1956 and spending 1956–57
as a visiting assistant professor at Columbia University.
In 1957 he accepted a political-science faculty position
at Iowa State, where he taught for 45 years, chairing the
political-science department for six years. He taught at
the university for 45 years. Talbot wrote numerous monographs
and books, including The Chicken War: An International
Trade Conflict Between the United States and the European
Economic Community, 1961–1964 (1978). In retirement
he traveled widely while pursuing his longstanding interest
in religion. Active in church affairs, Talbot volunteered
for many community and civic organizations. Survivors include
his wife, Rena, and two daughters.
Carl O. Bangs,
PhD’58, a minister and professor, died July
7. He was 80. Bangs served in Nazarene and Methodist pastorates
in Oregon, Missouri, and Illinois. In 1953 he became a professor
of philosophy and religion at Olivet College, where he taught
until 1961 and also directed the band and founded a brass
choir. He then joined St. Paul School of Theology as a historical-theology
professor, remaining until 1985. He was a guest professor
at several universities, including at the University of
Leiden, where he was a Fulbright professor. The author of
scholarly journal articles, encyclopedia contributions,
and seven books, he is best known for his biographies of
Dutch theologian Arminius and American Methodist bishop
Phineas Bresee. A past president of the American Theological
Society’s Midwest division and the American Society
of Church History, in retirement Bangs was a member of the
pastoral staff of Old Mission United Methodist Church. Survivors
include his wife, Marjorie, and a son.
Marie Fielder, PhD’60,
an educator and the first African-American woman with a
doctorate to teach in the Bay Area, died May 17. She was
85. Fielder taught in the Los Angeles public schools before
earning her master’s degree and taught at San Francisco
State College after earning her doctorate. She was one of
the first researchers to prove cultural bias in IQ tests.
In 1961 she moved to the University of California, Berkeley
and earned a reputation for her theories on how diverse
cultures and groups relate to each other. Active in the
civil-rights movement, she advised government and civil-rights
organizations, including the U.S. Department of Education,
the Black Panther Party for Defense and Justice, and the
National Organization for Women. Fielder later ran forums
on diversity and management training with clients including
the Los Angeles and New York police departments and several
Fortune 500 companies. In 1974 she helped found the Fielding
Graduate Institute, which specialized in distance learning
through electronic communication. Survivors include a daughter;
a son, Frank L. Smith, AB’65,
PhD’71; and three grandchildren, including
Frank L. Smith III, SB’00.
John T. Harney,
SB’61, a filtration plant official, died August
28 in Palos Heights, IL. He was 68. A Korean War veteran,
Harney was an engineer in Chicago’s Water Department
for 33 years, retiring as deputy commissioner. He is survived
by his wife, Patricia; two sons; and seven grandchildren.
George W. Pickering,
DB’63, AM’66, PhD’75, died May
11 in Detroit. He was 64. Pickering served as director of
research for the Church Federation of Greater Chicago from
1966 to 1968 and The Commons: A Social Ethics Institute
from 1968 to 1970. He then joined the faculty of the University
of Detroit, now Detroit-Mercy, where he taught for 32 years,
retiring this past spring. He was the coauthor of the award-winning
Confronting the Color Line: The Broken Promise of the
Civil Rights Movement in Chicago (1986) and scholarly
articles on race issues, energy policy, human rights, religious
authority, and American social thought. At the time of his
death he was at work on an intellectual biography of James
Luther Adams. He is survived by his wife, Betty; a daughter;
a son; and two grandchildren.
Hoda J. Kaplan,
AB’66, AM’68, AM’78, died August
21 from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. She
was 57. She worked for the New York City Mass Transit Authority.
An enthusiastic sailor, she volunteered on the restoration
crew of the South Street Seaport Museum’s Wavertree,
a full-rigged ship built in 1885. She is survived by her
sister Laura K. Kaplan, AB’69.
Thomas H. Jacobsen,
MBA’68, a banker and civic leader in St. Louis,
died of leukemia July 20. He was 62. He was vice president
of First National Bank of Chicago and vice chair of the
board of Barnett Banks. Jacobsen joined St. Louis–based
Mercantile Bancorporation in 1989 as CEO, overseeing the
company’s 1999 merger with Firstar. A director of
the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and president of the
Federal Reserve Advisory Council, in St. Louis Jacobsen
was president and chair of Civic Progress, campaign chair
for the United Way of Greater St. Louis and the Salvation
Army, and a trustee at Washington University. Survivors
include his wife, Diane, and a brother.
Rudiger Dornbusch, AM’69, PhD’71,
an MIT economist, died of cancer July 25 in Washington,
DC. He was 60. Dornbusch spent 27 years on the MIT faculty
and was frequently in the news for his outspoken views on
economic crises in developing countries. In 1976 he published
a paper explaining why currency exchange rates fluctuate
sharply; the explanation became a tenet of international
economics. He was also the coauthor of Microeconomics
(1978). Survivors include his wife, Sandra Masur, and a
M. Anne Hill, AB’74,
an economics professor at Queens College, died of cancer
September 16. She was 48. A member of the Rutgers University
faculty from 1981 to 1989, Hill then joined the Queens College
economics department. Promoted to professor in 1993, she
chaired the department from 1998 to 2001. Active in the
American Association of University Women, Hill was also
a member of the doctoral faculty in economics at the Graduate
Center of the City University of New York and a senior research
associate at the Center for the Study of Business and Government
at Baruch College. On the editorial boards of the Journal
of Disability Policy Studies and the Journal of
Asian Economics, she was the author of Disability
and the Labor Markets (1987). An avid collector of
folk art, Hill served for many years as a trustee of the
American Folk Art Museum. She is survived by her husband,
Edward; three daughters; a brother, James
W. Hill, AB’84; and a sister, Susan
C. Hill, SB’79.
Melvyn H. Siegel,
MBA’74, a financial adviser, died of cancer
August 2 in Baltimore. He was 57. Siegel taught at the Graduate
School of Business for three years before founding the Stone
Mill Group, which provides money-management advice. A member
of the budget and finance committees for Beth Am Synagogue,
he served on the boards of Sinai Hospital, the Pro Musica
Rara chamber music society, and the Handel Choir of Baltimore.
From 1985 to 1986 he led the Friends of the Baltimore Symphony.
He is survived by his wife, Inna, and a daughter.
Tema L. Siegel,
AM’65, PhD’75, died November 3, 2001,
in Chicago. She was 61. Director of her own executive search
firm, Siegel Associates, she was interested in philosophy
and the arts. Survivors include her companion, Dennis Lord,
and a brother, Art M. Siegel, MBA’78.
Theodore B. Schaefer, AB’82,
director of development for Drexel University’s LeBow
College of Business, died August 11 in a swimming accident.
He was 47. Schaefer’s career in academic fund-raising
and development was interrupted only by four years as a
financial consultant for Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner &
Smith. He began his development career at Chicago and was
a development officer at Baldwin-Wallace College and Clark
University before joining Drexel University in 1993 as director
of the annual fund. Survivors include a daughter; a son;
his mother, Judith Blake Schaefer, AB’50, AM’57,
PhD’62; and a brother.
Thomas H. Park,
MD’89, a doctor in LaGrange, IL, died September
12 of a viral heart infection. He was 39. He completed his
residency in internal medicine at Case Western Reserve University
and fellowships in cardiovascular disease and cardiac electrophysiology
and pacing at Barnes Hospital and Washington University.
Park worked with the DuPage Medical Group and was affiliated
with area hospitals, including Central DuPage Hospital,
where he was medical director of the cardiac-electrophysiology
laboratory. Survivors include his wife, Rahmawati
Sih, MD’89; a daughter; two sons; his parents;
a brother; and a sister.