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Enid Fogel, former associate dean of the Graduate School of Business, died September 2 in Chicago. She was 84. After directing the University of Rochester’s educational-opportunity program, Fogel joined the College as assistant director of admissions and financial aid, then moved to Harvard as dean of students in the summer school and assistant director of the evening program and of continuing education. Returning to Chicago, Fogel was the GSB’s associate dean of students, retiring in 1988 and serving as an Art Institute of Chicago docent for many years. In the 1990s she and her husband, Robert W. Fogel, the Charles R. Walgreen distinguished service professor of economics, traveled together to promote the GSB’s international executive-education program. At the time of her death, the Fogels were writing two books on economics. She is survived by her husband; two sons, including Michael Fogel, U-High’67, MBA’77; a brother; a sister; and three grandchildren.

Norton Ginsburg, AB’41, AM’47, PhD’49, professor emeritus of geography, died July 30 in Chicago. He was 85. During WW II, Ginsburg worked with the Army Map Service and the naval reserve, later gathering military intelligence in East and Southeast Asia. A Fulbright scholar who specialized in urban and political geography, he joined Chicago in 1951, was associate dean of the undergraduate division (1963–66) and of the social-sciences division (1967–69), and chaired the geography department (1978–85). Survivors include his wife Diana; sons Jeremy Ginsburg, U-High’96, and Alexander Ginsburg, U-High’02; and his brother Gilbert Ginsburg, AB’54, AB’55, JD’57.

Evelyn M. Kitagawa, PhD’51, professor emerita of sociology, died September 15 in Chicago. She was 87. Heading the statistical-analysis unit of the War Relocation Authority during WW II, in 1951 she began work as a research fellow at the Chicago Community Inventory. In 1954 she joined Chicago’s sociology department, later serving as chair for ten years (1977–87). A fellow of the American Sociological Association and the American Statistical Association, in 1977–78 Kitagawa chaired the U.S. Census’s Advisory Committee on Population Statistics. In 1988 she was named a life trustee of the National Opinion Research Center, retiring from the U of C the following year. She was the widow of Joseph Mitsuo Kitagawa, PhD’51, professor emeritus of the history of religions; survivors include a daughter Anne Kitagawa, U-High’83.

Ralph J. Mills Jr., former associate chair of the Committee on Social Thought, died August 18 in Park Ridge, IL. He was 75. Joining Chicago in 1959, Mills moved to the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1965. An expert on 20th-century poets, he also wrote poetry, winning the Poetry Society of America’s 2000 William Carlos Williams Award. Survivors include his wife Helen, two daughters, a son, a sister, and two grandchildren.

Lewis S. Seiden, AB’56, SB’58, PhD’62, professor emeritus of pharmacology and physiological sciences and of psychiatry, died July 26 in Chicago. He was 72. Seiden, who joined the faculty in 1961, studied the effects of pharmaceuticals—particularly amphetamines—on the brain. As an advisor to the DEA, the FDA, and other government bodies, he helped withdraw the diet drug “fen-phen” from the market and classify MDMA (“ecstasy”) as a controlled substance. Seiden was a member of the University’s Brain Research Institute and Committee on Neurobiology, and he received the Biological Sciences Division’s Gold Key Award for service. He was also a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Psychological Association. Survivors include his wife Anne Seiden, AB’59, MD’64; daughter Evelyn Seiden, U-High’87, X’91; sons Alex Seiden, U-High’84, and Samuel Seiden, U-High’94; and a grandson.

F. Champion Ward, dean of the College from 1947–1954, died July 2 in North Branford, CT. He was 96. A philosophy and psychology professor at Denison University, Ward joined Chicago after WW II. As dean of the College, he worked with then-chancellor Robert Maynard Hutchins to defend the new interdisciplinary College with its core humanities curriculum; he was later named the William Rainey Harper professor of the humanities. Ward went on to work with the Ford Foundation, advising the governments of India, Burma, Turkey, and Jordan on their educational systems. He also worked with the White House, UNESCO, the World Bank, and the MacArthur Foundation before becoming chancellor of the New School for Social Research in 1980. Survivors include his wife Duira, a daughter, two sons, seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.


George L. Hecker, PhB’31, JD’33, a lawyer, died August 10 in Los Angeles. He was 97. A WW II army veteran, in 1945 he served as a military judge in the first war-crimes trial, soon after establishing a law firm in Los Angeles. He was president of the Jewish National Fund and of Magen David Adom, and he was also a member of the national board of trustees of City of Hope, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and the University of Tel Aviv. Survivors include a son, a sister, three grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Mary Webb Stowe, U-High’27, PhB’33, a homemaker, died July 20 in Rensselaer, NY. She was 98. Survivors include two daughters, seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

John W. Bailey, AB’35, died April 15 in San Francisco. He was 92. For 40 years Bailey worked in sales for Trans World Airlines. Survivors include two daughters, six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Alan P. Freedberg, MD’35, died January 13 in Salem, MA. He was 97. A dermatologist, he practiced at Massachusetts General Hospital and in Salem for more than 50 years.  Survivors include his wife Charlotte, two sons, and two grandchildren.

Benjamin Libet, SB’36, PhD’39, a physiologist, died July 23 in Davis, CA. He was 91. After work in the air force materials-engineering lab during WW II, Libet joined the University of California, San Francisco, in 1949. Libet helped define the physical origins of consciousness and free will, continuing his research after his 1984 retirement. Survivors include his wife Fannie E. Libet, AB’40, two daughters, and two sons.

Marguerite Faerber Riddick, SB’36, SM’39, a dietician, died April 20 in Santa Fe, NM. She was 92. Riddick worked in the University’s hospital; in New Haven, CT; and for the federal government. She was also a docent at the National Gallery of Art for some 20 years. Survivors include a daughter, a son, seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Allen Philbrick, AB’38, SM’41, PhD’49, a geographer, died June 27 in London, Ontario. He was 93. A WW II veteran, Philbrick worked as an art instructor, a political activist, an illustrator, and a city planner. He taught at the University of Chicago and Michigan State University before joining the University of Western Ontario in 1965. Philbrick retired in 1979 as professor emeritus and continued to serve in community organizations. Survivors include his wife Elaine M. Philbrick, PhD’55, a son, two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Marshall D. Shulman, X’38, a Russian-studies scholar died June 19 in Sherman, CT. He was 91. After serving in the air force during WW II, Shulman became an expert on Russia and the cold war. Earning a doctorate from Columbia University in 1959, he taught at Harvard, Tufts, and Columbia, where he directed the Russian Institute (now the Institute for Advanced Study of the Soviet Union) from 1967 to 1986. Shulman also practiced “second-track” diplomacy, arranging meetings between scientists in Russia and the U.S. and advising the Carter administration. Survivors include his wife Colette, a daughter, and a son.

Frances Sherman Bailey, SM’39, a physicist, died December 27 in Arcata, CA. She was 91. Bailey developed aerial navigation systems at MIT during WW II. She and her husband later formed their own company, patenting several inventions. She taught math and science in local schools and published articles in the Astrophysical Journal. Survivors include a daughter and two sons.

Abel Swirsky, AB’39, an administrator and city planner, died July 5 in Chicago. He was 89. After a 20-year career in hospital management, including jobs with the Veterans Health Administration and the Menninger Clinic, Swirsky moved to government work. Consulting for the federal Model Cities program, he later established and directed Chicago’s neighborhood-city-hall program under the first Daley administration. In retirement Swirsky joined the Volunteer Service Corps of Retired Executives, assisting several Chicago neighborhood community-organization efforts. Survivors include his wife Eleanor; three sons, including Michael Swirsky, AB’63, and Mark Swirsky, AB’69; and two grandchildren.


Naomi Waxman Perlman, AB’40, an economist, died August 30 in Uxbridge, MA. She was 88. Perlman worked at the Office of Price Administration and the Labor Board in Wages Adjustment. She later became one of the first female economists at the United Nations and from 1968–84 was the associate editor of the Journal of Economic Literature. Survivors include a daughter and four grandchildren.

Lorraine Krueger Wolf, AB’40, died February 15 in Pleasanton, CA. She was 88. Wolf worked for the Manhattan Project, an arbitrator, and an executive-search firm. A longtime Chicago resident, she was a community activist who joined the effort to preserve the Rogers Park beaches. Survivors include three daughters and five grandchildren.

Sheldon Dray, SB’41, an immunologist, died July 23 in Chicago. He was 86. After graduating from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Medicine, Dray worked with the Public Health Service and later the National Institutes of Health. In 1965 he moved to UIC, heading its microbiology and immunology department, winning several campus awards, and publishing some 250 papers. An expert on tumor immunology, Dray helped demonstrate the advantages of low-dose chemotherapy for cancer. Survivors include his wife Marjory; daughter Nancy Laraine Dray, AM’87; a son; a stepdaughter; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Gerald Hahn, AB’42, died August 15 in Northfield, IL. He was 85. A WW II navy veteran, Hahn worked as a buyer for Bloomingdale’s before purchasing a Winnetka, IL, clothing store, which expanded to locations in Lake Forest and Barrington. He retired in 1992 and was active in local political and business groups. Survivors include his wife Adrienne; three daughters, including Elyse Hahn, AB’72; a sister; and four grandchildren.

Margaret “Peggy” Flynn Self, X’42, a homemaker, died March 23 in Los Angeles. She was 82. Survivors include her husband William Self, AB’43, a daughter, a son, a sister, four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

David O. Kelley, X’43, a librarian, died April 8 in Albuquerque, NM. He was 98. After posts at Pepperdine College, the University of Kentucky, and the University of Nebraska, Kelly joined the University of New Mexico, retiring in 1973. Survivors include a daughter, a son, a brother, five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandson.

George Krakowka, SB’43, MD’45, a family physician, died July 18 in Wenatchee, WA. He was 86. Joining the naval reserve during WW II, Krakowka served in the Helena (MT) Veterans Hospital and did a fellowship at the Mayo Clinic. Later, he settled in Wenatchee, practicing internal medicine until his 1995 retirement. An outdoorsman, Krakowka started a local ski patrol and raised and showed horses. Survivors include his wife Patti, two daughters, a son, and six grandchildren.

Frances Elizabeth Howland, BLS’44, AM’56, a librarian, died July 26 in Evanston, IL. She was 97. After six years of private-school teaching, Howland moved to the Chicago Public Schools. In 1956 she became the first female African American teacher at John Marshall High School, where she retired as head librarian in 1975. Survivors include two granddaughters.

Perry L. Fuller, X’46, a trial lawyer, died May 10 in Chicago. He was 84. A WW II Marine Corps veteran, Fuller was a flight instructor and military prosecutor during the Korean War. He later became a partner in Hinshaw, Culbertson, Moelmann, Hoban and Fuller (now Hinshaw & Culbertson). Survivors include a daughter.

Eleanor Rafton Gordon, X’46, died April 22 in Nashua, NH. She was 83. A community leader, Gordon was president of the Marblehead (MA) League of Women Voters and the Lynn (MA) Women of Rotary. She also belonged to the American Ethical Union, the International Humanist and Ethical Union, and the League of Women Voters. Survivors include a son, four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Wanda Grzanka Senz, PhB’44, SB’46, a homemaker, died July 6 in Orinda, CA. She was 81. Survivors include two daughters, two sons, and five grandchildren.

Robert L. Leathers, SM’47, died February 20, 2006, in Radford, VA. He was 85. A WW II army veteran, Leathers was a professor of education at Radford University, retiring professor emeritus after 23 years. Survivors include his wife Bonita, two daughters, six sisters, and two grandsons.

George P. Williams Jr., AB’47, MBA’51, a financial analyst, died August 7 in Lisle, IL. He was 87. A WW II air force veteran, Williams joined the Illinois Bell Telephone Company, rising over 35 years to head the pension fund, and retiring in 1981. Survivors include a daughter, three sons, and seven grandchildren.

Daniel E. Koshland Jr., PhD’49, a biochemist, died July 23 in Walnut Creek, CA. He was 87. After work on the Manhattan Project and, with his first wife Marian Elliott Koshland, SM’43, PhD’49, at the Brookhaven National Laboratory, Koshland joined the University of California, Berkeley, in 1965. An expert on enzymology, chemotaxis, and bioenergy, he reorganized UC Berkeley’s biology department, won numerous campus awards, and had a research building named in his honor. Koshland edited the journal Science (1985–95), received the National Medal of Science (1990), earned an honorary ScD degree from Chicago (1992), and was elected to the National Academy of the Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Survivors include his second wife Yvonne, three daughters, two sons, three stepchildren, two sisters, nine grandchildren, 12 step-grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, and 17 step-great-grandchildren.

Hertha M. Googe Schlefer Roshal, PhB’49, a civil servant, died August 29 in Arlington, VA. She was 79. Roshal worked for the Social Security Administration, first in Baltimore and then in Brooklyn, NY, for more than 30 years, retiring in 1988. Moving to Arlington, VA, the following year, Roshal became active in local politics, serving on the Arlington Democratic Committee and volunteering in the White House mail room during the Clinton administration. She was the widow of William B. Schlefer, PhB’46, MBA’49, and of Jay Y. Roshal, PhB’48, SB’49, SM’50, PhD’53; survivors include two sons and three grandchildren.


Walter M. Beattie Jr., AM’50, a gerontologist, died January 27 in Louisville, KY. He was 83. An educator, researcher, administrator, social planner, and civil servant, Beattie joined Syracuse University in 1966. Dean of its School of Social Work, he founded and directed the All-University Gerontology Center, retiring as a professor emeritus. Beattie also consulted for the United Nations and its World Health Organization, was president of the Gerontological Society of America, and cofounded the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education. Survivors include his wife Elisabeth, a daughter, a son, and two grandchildren.

Marvin Tartak, AB’50, a pianist, musicologist, and critic, died July 29 in San Francisco. He was 77. An expert on Rossini and a lover of contemporary music, Tartak performed for 20 years with the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players. He also taught at the City College of San Francisco, lectured for the San Francisco Opera Guild, and wrote program notes for the San Francisco Symphony. Survivors include a sister.

Irving S. Bengelsdorf, SM’48, PhD’51, a science writer, died June 22 in Oceanside, CA. He was 84. A research chemist with U.S. Borax, Bengelsdorf joined the Los Angeles Times as science editor in 1961. He later was director of science communication at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and taught at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the University of Southern California. In retirement he continued to write science columns for local papers. Survivors include his wife Beverly, three daughters, and a grandchild.

John Clausen Imhoff, MBA’52, a hospital administrator, died March 26, 2006, in Upper Sandusky, OH. He was 80. An administrator at Polyclinic Hospital, Cleveland, from 1954 to 1962—during which time he received the U of C’s Alumni Association public-service citation (1961)—he later headed Pittsburgh’s Shadyside Hospital, was executive vice president of New Jersey’s Mountainside Hospital, and was president and CEO of Galion (OH) Community Hospital. Active in community organizations in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, he also belonged to the American College of Hospital Administrators, the American Hospital Association, and the University of Chicago Hospital Administration Alumni Association. Survivors include his wife Vera, two sons, a daughter, five grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter.

Edward C. Carlson, MBA’53, an entrepreneur and electrical engineer, died August 25 in Buffalo Grove, IL. He was 82. A WW II navy veteran, Carlson founded Carlson Electronics Sales in 1956. Survivors include his wife Elizabeth, two sons, and eight grandchildren.

John C. “Jack” Glidewell, AM’49, PhD’53, a psychology professor, died May 2 in Avon Lake, OH. He was 87. A WW II and Korean War veteran, Glidwell taught at Washington University in St. Louis and at Chicago (1967–81) as a professor in education and behavioral sciences departments, also chairing Chicago’s educational-psychology department. In 1981 he joined Vanderbilt’s Peabody College, retiring in 1990. Survivors include his wife Frances, two daughters, three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Muhsin S. Mahdi, PhD’54, an expert on medieval Arabic political philosophy, died in August in Cambridge, MA. He was 81. Born in Iraq, Mahdi taught at the University of Baghdad and at Chicago, where he chaired Near Eastern languages and civilizations, before joining Harvard in 1969. There he headed the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, retiring as the James Richard Jewett emeritus professor of Arabic in 1996. Mahdi was known for his critical edition of The Thousand and One Nights (1984). Survivors include his wife Sarah, two daughters, and two stepdaughters.


Murray S. Davis, AB’61, AM’62, a sociologist, died May 17 in San Francisco. He was 67. Davis taught at Northern Illinois University and the University of California, San Diego. Survivors include a daughter and two sons.

Robert S. Firch, PhD’63, an agricultural economist, died this year in Tucson, AZ. He was 73. A professor emeritus at the University of Arizona, Firch founded Arizona’s Agricultural Business Club and Agricultural Business Forum. Survivors include his wife Jean, a daughter, a brother, a sister, and two grandchildren.

Vassi Adamides, AM’64, died May 3 in Chicago. She was 74. An army veteran, Adamides served as a public-school social worker and as a hospice worker. She also was a real-estate broker for many years. Survivors include a brother and two sisters.

Charles L. Cooper, MD’64, a pediatric cardiologist, died November 13, 2000, in Tulsa, OK. He was 61. A volunteer faculty member at the University of Oklahoma Medical School for some 30 years, Cooper founded a camp for children with heart disease and began a support group for parents of children with heart problems. He also volunteered with the Advanced Life Support Program and other organizations. Survivors include his wife Betty, a daughter, and a son.

Robert Isherwood, AM’59, PhD’64, a historian, died April 10 in Nashville, TN. He was 71. After teaching at the University of New Hampshire, Isherwood joined Vanderbilt University in 1967, retiring in 1996 as a professor emeritus. He was an expert on the culture of early modern France. He is survived by his wife Marie-Pierre and two sons, including Aaron S. Isherwood, AB’87.

Ferd Eggan, X’66, a gay-rights and AIDS activist, died of liver cancer July 7 in Los Angeles. He was 60. Eggan worked with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Gay Liberation Front before helping found ACT UP Chicago. From 1975 to 1990 he taught history in Chicago primary, middle, and high schools; in 1993 he became L.A.’s AIDS coordinator, initiating the first local needle-exchange program and publicizing the link between methamphetamine abuse and HIV infection. Eggan retired in 2001 but continued to write poetry, fiction, film scripts, music lyrics, and a blog. Survivors include two brothers.


Frances Richardson Keller, PhD’73, a feminist and historian, died June 25 in Cleveland, OH. She was 92. After a stint at San Jose State, Keller joined San Francisco State University as a lecturer and authored several books. Past president of the Western Association of Women Historians, she specialized in African American history and the women’s movement. She is survived by daughter Julia Keller, U-High’67; three sons, including William W. Keller, U-High’69; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.