Odin W. Anderson,
a sociologist, died March 18 in Apalachicola, FL. He was 89. At
the University of Western Ontario Anderson was research director
of the Health Information Foundation, a post he retained when the
foundation, renamed the Center for Health Administration Studies,
moved to the U of C in 1962. Two years later Anderson also received
professorial appointments in the Graduate School of Business and
the Department of Sociology. Survivors include his wife, Helen,
and a daughter.
a philosophy professor, died August 30 in Berkeley, CA. He was 86.
Serving in the Navy during WW II, Davidson earned a doctorate from
Harvard University and taught at several universities before joining
Chicago’s faculty in 1976. In 1981 he moved to the University
of California, Berkeley, continuing to research the relationship
between language and reality. He enjoyed traveling, mountain climbing,
and skiing. Survivors include his wife, Marcia, a daughter, a sister,
and two grandchildren.
Mark G. Inghram, PhD’47,
a physicist, died September 29 in Holland, MI. He was 83. After
work with the Manhattan Project and at Argonne National Laboratory,
Inghram joined the physics department as an instructor in 1947.
In 1969 he was named the Samuel Allison distinguished service professor,
retiring in 1985. A member of the team that determined the earth’s
age to be 4.5 billion years, he also helped develop radiocarbon
dating and mass spectrometry, discovering more than a dozen naturally
occurring and radioactive isotopes. A former master of the Physical
Sciences Collegiate Division and associate dean of the College,
in 1981 he received a Quantrell Award for undergraduate teaching.
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn, a daughter, a son, two sisters,
and four grandchildren.
Robert M. Lewert,
an immunologist, died September 27 in Brevard, NC. He was 83. After
naval service during WW II, Lewert held posts at several universities
before joining Chicago’s faculty in 1957. A specialist in
parasitic diseases, he received both Fulbright and Guggenheim grants
and conducted fieldwork in Japan and the Philippines, retiring as
professor emeritus in 1985. Lewert was a lifetime member of the
Japanese Society for the Preservation of Artistic Swords and former
chairman of the Japanese Sword Society of the United States. He
is survived by a daughter and three grandchildren.
David S. Drubeck, X’23,
died July 19 in Sherman Oaks, CA. He was 101. A background violinist
for silent movies at age 12, Drubeck later joined a cruise-ship
orchestra, traveling to Europe. Returning to the States, he arranged
tango music and played with Ben Pollack. Leaving Chicago for New
York and California, Drubeck became a real-estate broker, manager
and owner of several radio stations, and, at age 82, a paralegal.
He continued to travel into his 90s. Survivors include three grandchildren
and seven great-grandchildren.
Royal M. Vanderberg, SB’34,
SM’40, a physics professor, died August 28 in Sacramento,
CA. He was 96. Before earning his doctorate from the University
of California, Los Angeles, Vanderberg taught in Missouri and Oregon.
In 1954 he joined the physics faculty of Sacramento State College,
later California State University, Sacramento (CSUS), heading the
department for five years. Retiring in 1973, he volunteered at the
Sacramento Science Center and, with his late wife, Kirsten Richards,
established an endowed physics scholarship and the Vanderberg Planetarium
Fund at CSUS.
Garrett J. Hardin, SB’36,
an ecologist, died September 14 in Santa Barbara, CA, at age 88.
Hardin and his wife, Jane, both members of End-of-Life Choices (formerly
the Hemlock Society), were in failing health and took their own
lives. Joining the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1948,
Hardin developed human-ecology courses on population and environmental
issues. In his 30-year teaching career and into retirement, he argued
for population control; his 1968 essay, “The Tragedy of the
Commons,” has appeared in some 100 anthologies. In 1997 Hardin
won the UC system’s distinguished emeriti award for his continued
scholarship. Survivors include two daughters and two sons.
Rachel Reese Sady, AB’39,
AM’41, PhD’47, an anthropologist, died September
11 in Tucson, AZ. She was 84. After doing early fieldwork in Guatemala,
Wisconsin’s Menominee Reservation, and the War Relocation
Authority’s internment camps, Sady was a research associate
for President Truman’s Committee on Civil Rights. Teaching
at Pace University and Mercy College, she testified before a 1981
congressional committee in favor of reparations for wartime evacuees.
The author of anthropology texts and educational materials, Sady
enjoyed desert gardening. She is survived by three sons and seven
Jane Lazarow Stetten, SB’39,
died August 6. She was 84. Trained as a biochemist, Stetten wrote
and edited technical articles on diabetes and cytochemistry. Earning
a master’s in library science at the University of Minnesota,
she worked as an information-systems research analyst at the Minnesota
Department of Health from 1975 to 1984. A longtime member of the
Corporation of the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA,
she was an avid opera-, symphony-, and theatergoer. Survivors include
two sons, Paul B. Lazarow, AB’67,
and Normand H. Lazarow, SB’71;
four step-children; and two grandchildren.
James R. Lawson, AB’41,
a carillonneur, died October 14 in Cody, WY. He was 84. Lawson began
his career on Rockefeller Chapel’s carillon, working Stanford
University’s carillon before and after armed service during
WW II. After attending Belgium’s Royal Carillon School, he
briefly worked as a librarian for the National War College in Washington,
DC. Chicago’s carillonneur from 1953 until 1960, he then moved
to New York, teaching music at Lehman College and serving as carilloneur
at Riverside Church until 1989. In 1990 Lawson became the first
carillonneur of the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, CA.
John D. Louth, MBA’41,
an executive, died September 11 in San Mateo, CA. He was 84. A naval
officer during WW II, Louth became a partner at McKinsey & Company,
an executive vice president of Leisure Enterprises, and president
of Garden America. President of several sales and marketing associations,
he was also active in his local church. Louth enjoyed traveling,
visiting Hawaii, the Panama Canal, and Europe. He is survived by
his wife, Ruth; a daughter; two sons; a brother; seven grandchildren;
and one great-grandchild.
Edward A. Friend, AB’43,
a lawyer, died August 31 in San Francisco. He was 81. After serving
with the Army during WW II, Friend earned a JD from Harvard University
and moved to San Francisco, where he opened a one-man firm, often
working pro bono, and established a lunch group of Chicago-trained
lawyers that continues to meet weekly. Conversant in many languages,
Friend enjoyed hiking and traveling. Survivors include a daughter,
a son, and three grandchildren.
Franklin T. Branch, MBA’44,
a businessman, died June 11 in Sandy Springs, GA. He was 80. After
serving with the U.S. Marines, Branch earned a law degree in Atlanta,
where he lived for 58 years. A real-estate developer, he operated
several businesses including laundry services and bowling alleys,
hosting the television show Live Atlanta Bowling in the early 1960s.
Branch was a civil-rights activist, an adult-literacy tutor, and
active in the Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church. In retirement
he enjoyed woodcarving and saltwater fishing. Survivors include
his wife, Jane; two daughters; three sons; 16 grandchildren; and
a great grandson.
Bernard J. Siegel, AM’41,
PhD’44, an anthropologist, died August 19 in Stanford,
CA. He was 85. A founding member of Stanford University’s
anthropology department, Siegel specialized in rural-to-urban migration
patterns, conducting research in Brazil, Portugal, Italy, Japan,
and New Mexico. He taught at Stanford for 41 years, retiring in
1988. Proficient in classical piano, Siegel was fluent in eight
languages. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte
Brest Siegel, X’43; a daughter; and a son.
Marshall N. Rosenbluth,
SM’47, PhD’49, a pioneering nuclear physicist,
died September 28 in San Diego. He was 76. Joining the Los Alamos
National Laboratory in 1950, Rosenbluth worked on the hydrogen bomb
before turning to research on peaceful applications for nuclear
fusion. During his career he helped develop the Monte Carlo simulation,
worked for General Atomics, taught at the University of California,
San Diego and the Institute for Advanced Study, and directed the
Institute for Fusion Studies at the University of Texas. A member
of the National Academy of Sciences, Rosenbluth received the 1997
National Medal of Science. He enjoyed the opera. Survivors include
his wife, Sara Unger Rosenbluth, AB’47,
AM’50; three daughters; and a son.
Robert G. Bartle, SM’48,
PhD’51, a mathematician, died September 18 in Ann Arbor,
MI. He was 75. A postdoctoral fellow at the Atomic Energy Commission,
he taught for 45 years at institutions including the University
of Illinois, Yale University, and the University of California,
Berkeley. The author of ten textbooks and 65 articles, Bartle was
the executive editor of Mathematical Reviews for six years.
In 1997 he received the Mathematical Association of America’s
Lester R. Ford Award for his work on the Reimann integral. He enjoyed
music, travel, and history. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn;
two sons; a sister; and five grandchildren
Constantine A. “Costas”
Yeracaris, AM’50, PhD’53, a sociologist, died
August 7 in Jamaica Plain, MA. He was 85. Born in Greece, at 18
Yeracaris was a first violinist with the National Greek Orchestra.
A member of the Greek resistance during WW II, he spent 18 months
in a Nazi concentration camp. Earning a law degree from the University
of Athens, in the 1950s he moved to the University of Buffalo, where
he taught for more than 30 years. From 1960 to 1972 Yeracaris was
concertmaster of the Amherst (NY) Symphony Orchestra. Active in
the Greek Orthodox Church, he enjoyed cooking and bridge. Survivors
include his wife, Niki; a daughter; three sons; and five grandchildren.
Sergius M. Boikan, AB’54,
SM’56, a lawyer, died July 20 in San Francisco. He
was 70. After serving in naval intelligence, Boikan earned his law
degree from Harvard University. For most of his life he practiced
in San Francisco, where he lunched weekly with other Chicago graduates.
He spoke several languages and was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa
Society. Survivors include his wife, Helen.
Allan E. Fraser, MBA’56,
died August 24 in Vancouver, Canada. He was 72. With a degree in
chemical engineering from the University of Saskatchewan, Fraser
worked in Western Canada’s road-construction industry. He
enjoyed traveling and gardening. Survivors include his wife, Pauline;
four daughters; two sons; one brother; three sisters; 13 grandchildren;
and three great grandchildren.
Joel E. Segall, MBA’49,
AM’42, PhD’56, an economist and college president,
died October 9 in Branford, CT. He was 80. After serving in the
Air Force during WW II, Segall taught at the Graduate School of
Business for 20 years. In the 1970s he served as deputy assistant
secretary for tax policy in the Treasury Department, deputy undersecretary
for international affairs in the Department of Labor, and a consultant
to the Securities and Exchange Commission. In 1977 he became president
of Baruch College in New York. Survivors include his wife, Joan
Downey Segall, AB’58; a daughter; two sisters; and
Edmond M. Shanahan, MBA’65,
a financial executive, died September 19 in Naples, FL. He was 76.
After serving in the Navy during WW II, Shanahan worked at Peoples’
Gas and Light Co. and moved to Bell Federal, where he rose to president
and CEO in 1984. In 1991 he was appointed president and CEO of Bell
Bancorp Inc., Bell Federal’s holding company, retiring in
1997 as board chairman. Active in the Chicago Jaycees, Shanahan
also served as director of the Chicago Crime Commission and the
Metropolitan Housing and Planning Council. Survivors include his
wife, Regina; two daughters; three sons; a brother; a sister; and
William W. Davis, MBA’67,
a businessman, died of Parkinson’s disease October 7 in Danville,
CA. He was 69. Over the course of his career Davis was licensed
as an interstate truck driver, certified as a public accountant,
and worked as a realtor and broker, retiring as vice president of
Transamerica Real Estate Management Corporation in San Francisco.
He coached youth soccer and baseball and enjoyed bicycling, skiing,
golf, and racquetball. Survivors include his wife, Grace; a daughter;
a son; a brother; and a sister.
Jan Schmidt Marmor, AM’75,
a social worker, died of cancer June 10 in New Haven, CT. She was
62. A social worker specializing in family therapy and eating disorders,
Marmor was president of the Connecticut Society of Clinical Social
Workers in the 1980s and ’90s. In retirement she wrote poetry
and watercolored. Survivors include her husband, Ted; two daughters;
her mother and father; two brothers; and two grandchildren.
Theodore Shen, SB’73,
AM’88, AM’90, an arts critic and independent
film producer, died of heart failure October 9 in Chicago. He was
50. Beginning his journalism career as a Maroon film critic, Shen
was a regular contributor to Chicago publications, writing classical-music
reviews and other arts features. A Taiwan native, he often focused
on Asian artists and was president of the Chicago chapter of the
Asian American Journalists Association. He is survived by a sister.
John M. Barry, AM’71,
PhD’81, a Spanish professor, died September 22 in Chicago
of an aneurism. He was 56. After serving as a Peace Corps volunteer
in Colombia, Barry taught for five years at one of the first Chicago
high schools to offer bilingual education. He then joined the faculty
of Roosevelt University, where he worked until his death, helping
to build its Spanish program. In 1999 he published Voces en
El Viento: Nuevas Ficciones Desde Chicago, a collection of
short stories by Hispanic Chicagoans. Survivors include his wife,
Veronica, two daughters; a son; his mother; and two sisters.
Randall L. Chuck Jr., AM’00,
died August 22 in Hyde Park. He was 33. Enrolled in the School of
Social Service Administration’s doctoral program, Chuck was
preparing for September’s qualifying examination. He is survived
by his parents and a brother.
Morano, AB’03, died August
11 in Hyde Park. He was 21. A native of North Carolina, Morano planned
to pursue a career in mathematics. Survivors include his parents
and a brother.