Cornelius ("Con") Hamel, a lecturer in the College from 1986 to 1990, died July 11 in St. Cloud, MN. He was 35. A graduate student in Romance languages and literature since 1984, he taught at the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, MN, and was writing his dissertation on the grotesque in early 20th-century Spanish theater. He is survived by three sisters.
Harold M. Mayer, PhD'43, a former professor of geography at the University, died July 24 in Milwaukee. He was 78. A geographer, urban planner, and professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, he recently retired after a teaching career of 44 years. Mayer came to Chicago in 1950, leaving to teach at Kent State University (1968-74). He worked with the U.S. Office of Strategic Services during World War II, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission, and the Chicago Plan Commission, where he helped to develop the St. Lawrence Seaway. He is survived by his wife, Florence; a son; a daughter; and a granddaughter.
Robert L. McCaul, Jr., PhD'53, an associate professor emeritus of education, died July 23 in Hyde Park. He was 81. McCaul, an authority on the history of education and the work of John Dewey, joined the University in 1946. Associate director of the Center for Teacher Education, he helped direct several educational projects and wrote and edited numerous books and articles. During World War II he served with the U.S. Army Air Force. Survivors include his wife, Isabel Sheehan McCaul, AM'64, a former teacher at the Lab Schools; and two sons, including Edward, U-High'64.
Howard S. Tager, the Louis Block professor and chair of the department of biochemistry and molecular biology, died of a heart attack on September 6. He was 49. His research improved both the understanding of the basis of diabetes and the use of insulin therapy. In 1979, he led a team that discovered the first case of diabetes caused by an abnormal form of insulin. Tager's work was honored by the American Diabetes Association and the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. Survivors include a brother, Robert.
Norman Freehling of Chicago, former chairman of the Midwest Stock Exchange, died December 9, 1993. At the U of C, he and his wife endowed a distinguished service professorship in the social sciences division and a graduate fellowship in history. Survivors include his wife, Edna Wilhartz Freehling, PhB'29; two sons; two brothers; a cousin, trustee Stanley M. Freehling, X'46; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Harold Delaney, who worked on the Manhattan Project, died August 4 at the age of 74, the victim of a criminal attack that also resulted in the death of his wife, Geraldine. Interim president of Chicago State University from August 1989 to July 1990, he later served as interim president of Bowie State University (MD). A professor and administrator at several other universities, he had been vice president of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities from the mid-1970s until 1987. Survivors include two sons, a brother, four sisters, five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Sheffield Gordon, SB'37, a chemist for more than 42 years at Argonne National Laboratory, died August 1. He is survived by his wife, Marceline; his sister; his mother-in-law; and four nephews.
Mary B. Havlin, associate director of special gifts and associate director of the University's New York regional office, died in the crash of USAir flight 427 near Pittsburgh on September 8. She was 35. Before joining the development staff in June 1993, Havlin worked for the Wildlife Conservation Society in New York and for six years with MIT's alumni association as its Midwest/Midatlantic regional director. She is survived by her husband, Bernard Carr; her parents; three sisters; and a niece.
Henry R. Jacobs, CLA'38, of Evanston, a staff member of the Biological Sciences Division from 1934 until 1938, died September 8. He was 92. After serving in Africa with the Rockefeller Foundation Internal Health Division (1939-41), he went into private practice and was an associate professor emeritus of medicine at Northwestern University. He is survived by a daughter, a son, three stepdaughters, a stepson, one grandchild, and six stepgrandchildren.
Oliver R. Rampersad, PhB'46, SM'54, PhD'61, of Chicago and Trinidad, died July 8 of an intracerebral hemorrhage. He was 77. He spent his entire career at the University, conducting research in microbiology, virology, and immunology, as well as working in the clinical chemistry laboratory of the U of C Hospitals. He retired in 1986. Rampersad was active in many professional organizations as well as Sigma Xi, the Friends of International House, and the Independent Voters of Illinois. He is survived by his wife, Peggy Snellings Rampersad, AM'63, PhD'78; a daughter, Gita, U-High'87; and many nieces and nephews.
Phyllis Gothwaite Weller, X'21, died of a stroke August 11 in Greenbrae, CA. She was 97. The widow of geologist J. Marvin Weller, SB'23, PhD'27, in 1981 she established a memorial fund and a professorship to help support the department of geophysical sciences at the University. She is survived by a daughter, Harriet V. Weller, X'49.
Rose Sherman, PhB'22, died June 28 in West Los Angeles. She was 93. An English teacher at Chicago's Gage Park High School for many years, she moved to California after retiring. She is survived by a nephew and several nieces, including Gwendolyn S. Barnett, SB'44, SM'45.
Thomas Carlin, PhB'23, JD'25, a Chicago lawyer and Highland Park resident, died of a heart attack on July 13. He was 93. With Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal for more than six decades, Carlin specialized in corporate and commercial real-estate matters. Survivors include his wife, Esther; a daughter, a son, and six grandchildren.
Edwin H. Eby, PhB'23, a professor emeritus of English at the University of Washington, died in Seattle on July 12. He was 93. Eby, whose career at UW spanned some 40 years, completed the third volume of the Pulitzer-Prize-winning Main Currents in American Thought by Vern Parrington, published a concordance to Whitman's works, and was working on a book about Emerson and Thoreau. Survivors include his sister, Dorothy, and three nieces.
Franklin D. Scott, PhB'23, AM'24, a former Northwestern University history professor, died August 30 in Claremont, CA. He was 93. A scholar of Scandinavian immigration to the United States and modern Swedish political history, he taught at NU from 1935 to 1969. While there he also assisted in setting up the first Africa program at a major U.S. university. After retiring, he served as curator of the Nordic Collection of Claremont Colleges' Honnold Library. Survivors include a daughter, a sister, and two granddaughters.
Jessie Sumner, X'23, a former county judge and U.S. representative, died on August 10. She was 96. A resident of Milford, IL, she was the first woman in the state to be elected to a county judgeship-in Iroquois County in 1937. Elected on the Republican ticket to the House of Representatives in 1938, she served one term and was an outspoken critic of FDR. From 1966 until her death, Sumner was the president of Sumner National Bank in Sheldon, IL. Survivors include a nephew, three nieces, six great-nephews and a great-niece.
Edward L. Compere, SM'24, MD'27, an orthopedist, died on June 25 in Hales Corners, WI. He was 92. He had been a resident in the Health Center of Tudor Oaks, a Baptist retirement facility, for several years. Survivors include his wife, Alice, and two sons, including Edward L. Compere, Jr., SM'54.
David D. Pollack, PhB'25, died June 4 in Hollywood, FL. He was 90. A member of the last U of C Big Ten Championship football team, he was an officer in the Corps of Engineers during World War II. From 1945 to 1962, he was a homebuilder in Florida. He is survived by a daughter, Gail Pollack Fels, JD'65, and a grandson.
Ralph S. Boggs, PhB'26, PhD'30, a folklorist and professor of Spanish at the University of Miami, died July 23. He was 92. Before retiring in 1967, he spent nearly 20 years at Miami, founding a program to bring foreign English teachers to lecture there. Earlier, Boggs taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, establishing what became the nation's first graduate program in folklore. He is survived by his wife, Edna.
Ines Catron Hoffmann, JD'28, died at her home in Springfield, IL, on June 20. She is survived by four sons, including Donald L. Hoffmann, X'53; George C. Hoffmann, AM'56, PhD'61; and Frederick B. Hoffmann, AB'64; and grandsons George Hoffmann, AB'82; and Alan Hoffmann, AB'83.
Diana Kurzband, PhB'28, died June 3. She was 86. A former Manhattan supervisor with the New York City Board of Education's Bureau of Child Guidance, she was a graduate of the Columbia University School of Social Work. She is survived by her husband, Toby Kurzband, PhB'29; two daughters; a brother; and two grandchildren.
Gladys Gardner Jenkins, MAT'29, died July 9 in Iowa City. She was 92. A speaker and writer on child development and education, she served on the National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council of the U.S. Public Health Service. From 1964 until 1984 she lectured at the University of Iowa; earlier, she taught at George Washington University and worked in parent and teacher education for the Arlington, VA, public schools. Survivors include two daughters, four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Bernard J. Negronida, AM'29, died July 1 in Evanston. He was 87. On the faculty of the Francis Parker School from 1929 to 1972, he taught French, Spanish, and math and coached football, basketball, baseball, and track. Survivors include a son, two daughters, ten grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Denis R. Wharton, PhD'29, died in 1992. He is survived by a daughter, Raquel, and a granddaughter, Francesca T. Rohr, AB'92.
Norman L. Lawrence, X'30, died August 2. He was 95. Ordained a Baptist minister in 1924, he was a pastor at several churches in New Jersey and later taught humanities at Philadelphia College of Textiles and Sciences and at Gloucester County Community College. Both institutions honored him with emeritus status.
John B. Holt, PhB'31, a former sociology professor and retired foreign-service officer, died September 9. He was 84. A resident of Georgetown, ME, he taught at Michigan State University, Tufts University, the University of Maryland, and the College of William and Mary. He also did research for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Federal Emergency Relief Administration, and the Illinois Rural Rehabilitation Corporation. In the Foreign Service, he was chief of the Soviet sector branch, U.S. HICOG, and a professor of foreign affairs at the Foreign Service Institute. He is survived by a daughter, two sons, two sisters, and seven grandchildren.
Earl V. Pullias, MAT'31, a professor emeritus of higher education at the University of Southern California, died of a cerebral hemorrhage on August 20 in Los Angeles. He was 87. He wrote more than 100 articles and numerous books on education and also served on the Los Angeles County Board of Education. Pullias was dean of faculty at Pepperdine College from 1940 to 1957 and taught at USC from 1940 until retiring in 1977. He is survived by a son, Calvin.
Gertrude Leitzbach Finney, PhB'32, of Wichita, KS, died May 17. She was 84. A pianist, Finney accompanied singers at Wichita State University and was active in AAUW and the Wichita Art Museum. She is survived by three children and four grandchildren.
Melvin A. Hardies, PhB'32, died July 11 in Carmel, CA. A senior partner in the Chicago law firm of Ross & Hardies, he specialized in corporate law and practiced for 43 years before retiring in the late 1970s. During World War II, he was a member of the Navy's Office of General Counsel. He is survived by his wife, Marguerite; two daughters; three stepdaughters; and six grandchildren.
Herman S. Keiter, PhD'32, a Christian teacher, Lutheran pastor, and licensed counselor, died June 25 in Whiting, NJ. He was 88. Retiring in 1973 as senior professor emeritus, he had served for 37 years at Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY, as professor, director of student personnel, and special counselor. After retirement, he taught and counseled in Asia until 1984. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; four children; nine grandchldren, including Christopher F. Keiter, MBA'85; and six great-grandchildren.
Harry F. Kroesen, PhB'32, of Oak Park, IL, died May 18. He was 83. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne Hyde Kroesen, PhB'32; a daughter; and two granddaughters.
Baxter M. Mow, AM'32, died July 31. He was 102. He is survived by a son, Joseph B. Mow, DB'57, PhD'64, and a niece, Mary Jo Hoff Carson, AB'48.
Frank Schubel, SB'32, SM'34, died July 4 in Laguna Hills, CA. He was 83. He organized and administrated the biology department at Loop City College in Chicago when it first opened, retiring as department chair in 1976. Previously he taught at Wright City College, Chicago Teachers' College, and Herzl & Wilson Junior College. During World War II, he was stationed in the Mariana Islands with the Army Air Corps. Schubel is survived by his wife, June Rappaport Schamp Schubel, SB'36, SM'38, PhD'40; a brother; two stepchildren; two nephews; and a niece.
Margaret Cochran Bristol, AM'33, of Tallahassee, FL, died May 31. She was 90. A retired professor of Florida State University and Florida State University for Women, she was active in the Tallahassee Junior Museum, the LeMoyne Art Foundation, the National Association of Social Workers, the American Association of University Professors, the National Retired Teachers Association, and Common Cause. Survivors include her husband, Loris.
Aaron M. Altschul, SB'34, PhD'37, professor emeritus of nutrition at Georgetown University Medical School, died July 4 in Arlington, VA. In 1941, he joined the Department of Agriculture as a research chemist; in 1966, he became special assistant to the Secretary of Agriculture, focusing on international nutrition improvement. During his 12 years at Georgetown (1971-83), he founded and directed the diet management/eating disorders program. The author of some 180 publications, Altschul received numerous honors, including the Rockefeller Public Service Award. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Braude Altschul, AB'39; two daughters; his sister, Golda Altschul Brener, AB'36; and three grandchildren.
Doris Modry Jason, SB'34, died October 13, 1992, in her Osprey, FL, home. She was 78. She worked for the Indian Service (Bureau of Indian Affairs) and the Public Health Service in New Mexico (1938-40) and as a teaching and research assistant and researcher at Columbia University (1939-41). She later taught art and science in Connecticut schools, taught piano privately, and was a professional artist. Survivors include her daughter and three grandchildren.
Hermann C. Bowersox, PhB'35, AM'36, PhD'43, a retired English professor and founding faculty member at Roosevelt University, died June 20 in Lombard, IL. A Roosevelt trustee, he also taught at Beloit College, the University of Arkansas, MIT, Cornell University, and Central YMCA Community College. He is survived by his brother, Ralph B. Bowersox, SB'33, SM'34, PhD'38.
Chalmers G. Davidson, AM'36, archivist, professor emeritus of history, and former library director at Davidson College in North Carolina, died June 25. He joined the college (founded by his family) in 1936, retiring as library director in 1975 and as professor the following year. He wrote several history books and was involved in historical and educational organizations. Survivors include his wife, Alice; a son; two daughters; and four grandchildren.
Alvin J. Gilbert, AB'36, president of Gilbert and Wolf Builders, died Aug. 1 in Sarasota, FL. He was active in Temple Anshe Sholom. Survivors include his wife, Ann; one son; two daughters, including Susan Gilbert Seigle, U-High'60; brother Arnold M. Gilbert, X'42; and nine grandchildren.
Robert P. Adams, PhD'37, a former professor of English at the University of Washington, died July 2 of cancer. He was 84. From 1947 until retiring in 1979, he taught Shakespeare and Renaissance literature at the UW. Previously, he taught at Cornell University, Parsons College, and Michigan State University. Adams supported the arts, was involved in political causes, and enjoyed yachting and traveling. He is survived by three children, a sister, two brothers, and three grandchildren.
Karl Friedman, MD'37, died recently at the age of 83. He is survived by two daughters, Karen Stapf and Barbara Schechter.
Margret Wiesender, AM'41, died December 16, 1993, in Washington, DC. She is survived by a brother, Arthur M. Wiesender, PhB'46.
Barbara Epstein O'Mahony, AM'44, of San Francisco, died April 2. She worked for many years as a psychiatric social worker in agencies and in private practice. She is survived by two stepdaughters and many nieces and nephews.
James Cross, X'45, a social worker, died of a heart attack on September 7. He was 69. Most recently, he was coordinator of social service for Lutheran Social Services in Omaha, directing assistance programs to public-housing residents and a day-care center. Cross also worked in the missions division of the Lutheran Church headquarters and at Lutheran Social Services organizations in Illinois, Washington, and Texas. He is survived by a brother, William M. Cross, AM'51, CLA'51, HC'44.
Joseph J. Baum, AB'47, JD'51, died in August 1993. He is survived by his wife, Ruth.
Charles L. Flanagan, PhB'47, MD'51, of Lake Forest, an internist, died July 20. Medical director for several institutions and professor emeritus of medicine at Northwestern University, he had a private practice in Chicago for three decades, retiring in 1992. Survivors include his wife, Rebecca; a daughter; and three brothers, including Richard E. Flanagan, AB'51, and Joseph P. Flanagan, MBA'61.
Joseph G. Foster, AB'49, a former assistant professor of French and English at the McKeesport campus of Penn State University, died August 11 in Mifflinburg, PA. He was 78. Foster was at Penn State for 22 years, retiring in 1981. Earlier, he taught at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and at Grinnell College. Foster served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Albert H. Goldman, AM'51, an author and biographer who lived in New York City, died of heart failure March 28. He was 66. Best known for his biographies of Lenny Bruce, Elvis Presley, and John Lennon, he taught English and popular-culture courses and contributed articles on music and popular culture to many magazines. At the time of his death he was writing a biography of rock singer Jim Morrison.
Thaddeus M. ("Ted Kay") Krawczyk, MBA'52, died this past summer. He is survived by his wife, Mary; two daughters; a son; two sisters; three grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
T. Thacher Robinson, SM'52, died August 15. His book, Conversations With a Colorful Composer/ Understanding What's Happening, was published earlier this year. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth.
Betty Heck Docekal, AM'53, of Seattle, died August 27. She was a planner and administrator for community mental-health services at Puget Sound Hospital and at Good Samaritan Hospital, and had continued to work as a Job Corps consultant and to make local mental-health services more accessible. During the 1960s she worked at Lincoln State Hospital in Nebraska. She is survived by her husband, Jerry Docekal, AM'53; two daughters; a son; four grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
Robert Keyes, MBA'53, of LaGrange, IL, died May 18. He was 75. A retired Santa Fe Railroad executive and statistics teacher at DePaul University, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and other aviation medals as a B-29 radar-navigator during World War II. He is survived by his wife, Wilma; two sons, four daughters, and nine grandchildren.
Roy S. Burwen, PhD'54, a retired professor of psychology and director of institute studies at San Francisco State University, died July 26 in San Francisco. Survivors include three children; a sister, Lois Burwen David, AB'64; and a cousin, Alan B. Jacobson, AM'51.
Frank S. Albright, PhD'56, of Urbana, IL, died July 9. He was 87. He worked several years for Avery Tractor Co. in Peoria, IL, before becoming a teacher and public-school administrator in Indiana and New Jersey. From 1968 until his retirement in 1973, he was a professor of education at Culver-Stockton College in Canton, MO. He is survived by three sons, two foster children, one sister, and five grandchildren.
Margaret Gladden Childs, AM'58, of Kankakee, IL, died June 26. She was 77. A retired employee of the Department of Health and Human Services, she was also a member of Crerar Memorial Presbyterian Church in Chicago and of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. She is survived by a niece, a nephew, five great-nephews, and two great-nieces.
Daniel C. Heck, Sr., MBA'59, died May 9. He was 70. In 1985, he retired from Illinois Tool Works, and in 1992, he moved from Deerfield, IL, to Hazelhurst, WI. Survivors include his wife, Joanne; two sons; and a daughter.
Hy Fish, MBA'60, a former Roosevelt University associate professor of labor education and an efficiency expert, died July 9. He was 81. After leaving Roosevelt in the 1960s, he became a self-employed consultant. During the 1950s he was one of the State Department's first economic advisers to Israel and led a mission to India for the United Nations International Labor Force. He is survived by his wife, Annie Laurie, and a brother.
Vera I. Driver, AM'61, of South Holland, IL, died July 6. She was 78. She is survived by her husband, John.
Oren W. Bryant, MBA'63, died June 5 in Homer, AK. He was 75. A colonel with the U.S. Army Ordnance, he is survived by his wife, Mary.
George B. Yurchyshyn, JD'65, MBA'67, a vice president of Claflin Capital Management Inc. of Boston, was killed July 8 in an automobile collision near Kiev, Ukraine. He was 54. Born in Ukraine, Yurchyshyn was managing general partner of the company's Ukraine Fund, a venture-capital fund investing in small Ukrainian companies. Survivors include his wife, Anita Kieras Yurchyshyn, AB'67; two daughters; and his mother.
Nancy Wey, AM'67, PhD'74, died of complications from lung cancer on August 5. She was 62. She taught art history, Asian-American studies, and the humanities at the California State University campuses in Long Beach, San Francisco, and San Jose. Her career also included work researching the history of Chinese Americans, reporting for East/West newspaper, and managing technical publications at Cadence Design systems. She is survived by her father, a son, and two brothers.
Stephen A. Wilkinson, AM'67, a retired associate professor of art history at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, died of complications from AIDS on July 11. He was 53. A specialist in Chinese art history, Oriental garden design, and the history of American vernacular architecture, he restored and preserved Maine and Connecticut domestic architecture and furniture. Wilkinson also volunteered for AIDS Project Hartford. He is survived by his parents, a brother, and a nephew.
Alan T. Moriyama, AB'70, of Japan, died June 5. He was 45. He is survived by his wife, Sachiko Kaneko.
Patricia A. Brown, PhD'71, a former associate professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, died July 5 in Los Angeles after a long struggle with multiple sclerosis. She joined the faculty of the UIC's Jane Addams College of Social Work in 1972, going on disability leave in 1980 and retiring in 1986. She is survived by her mother, Teresa.
Robert L. Glenn, MBA'74, a professional bridge player, died of cancer on June 18. Glenn retired from his job with a consulting firm in 1982. He is survived by his daughter, Lisa.
Michael R. Vollen, AM'74, of Montclair, NJ, a philosophy teacher and administrator at Hudson County Community College, died July 17 during brain surgery. He is survived by his wife, Maribeth; three sons; his parents; a brother, Allen P. Vollen, MBA'63; and a sister.
Daniel E. Willis, AB'74, a real-estate development executive, died of AIDS-related causes on June 13 in San Francisco. He was 41. A resident of San Francisco and New York, he was vice president for commercial development at Forest City Ratner Companies, a national developer. He was active in the Municipal Arts Society of New York, the Citizens Housing and Planning Council, and the Gay Men's Health Crisis. Survivors include his companion, Sam Sanchez; his mother; a brother; and two sisters.
Walter E. Edge, AB'75, MBA'77, died June 28 in Spartanburg, SC. He was 40. An employee of R. R. Donnelley & Sons, he is survived by his parents and a brother.
Lee Burgess, AM'76, died March 18 as the result of an auto accident. He was 43. After earning a J.D. from DePaul University in 1980, he practiced law in Nashville: first as assistant state's attorney in Washington County (1980-84) and later in private practice. He was an elder of the Presbyterian church, a Mason, past chair of the Washington County Republican party, and past president of the Washington County Historical Society. Survivors include his wife, Robin Lucas Burgess, AM'76, PhD'88; a son, three brothers, and a sister.