The University of Chicago Magazine June 1995
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James S. Coleman, University professor in sociology, died March 25 at age 68. Coleman -- who joined the faculty in 1956, with a 1959-73 absence to found and chair Johns Hopkins' department of social relations -- created methodology and theory to illuminate major public-policy issues of the day. Coleman's 1966 report to Congress, concluding that disadvantaged black children learned better in integrated classes, was widely used to support school busing. His 1975 follow-up study found that busing encouraged "white flight," a conclusion that enraged many. Coleman's willingness to risk unpopularity in pursuit of accuracy was shown again in 1981 when he released a finding that Catholic schools provided better education than public schools. Along with such controversies were many accolades. His 1990 book, Foundations of Social Theory, received the American Sociological Association Distinguished Publication award, and he was elected ASA president in 1991. He is survived by his wife, Zdzislawa Walaszek; four sons, including Thomas S. Coleman, AM'81, PhD'84; and a granddaughter.

Bert F. Hoselitz, AM'45, professor emeritus of economics and an expert on developing countries, died February 14 in Hyde Park. He was 81. In 1952 he founded the journal Economic Development and Cultural Change, which he edited until 1985. His work focused on India; in 1957-58 he was an economic adviser to the Indian government. Hoselitz wrote several reports on underdeveloped countries for the U.N. and the Senate, and his text, Sociological Aspects of Economic Growth (1960), was translated into 14 languages. He is survived by a daughter, a son, and a brother.

Howard W. Winger, a professor emeritus in the Graduate Library School and an expert on printers' marks and publishing house devices, died March 5 in North Manchester, IN, at age 80. A former dean of the Library School, Winger was managing editor of Library Quarterly for many years and edited and contributed to other books and journals. He is survived by his wife, Helen; four sons, including Robert B. Winger, AM'83; a daughter, Elizabeth Winger Kelly, AB'75; a brother, a sister, and eight grandchildren.


Lee A. Freeman, Sr., senior partner in Freeman, Freeman & Salzman, died March 13 at age 85. In 1977, he and his wife established the Lee and Brena Freeman professorship in the Law School. Freeman was principal litigation counsel for Commonwealth Edison and general counsel for several transportation companies. Instrumental in the 1956 creation of the Chicago Lyric Opera, he was also a supporter of U of C music programs. Survivors include his wife, Brena; two sons; and three grandchildren.

Martha Asher Friedberg died January 18 in her Hyde Park home. She was 78. A founder of the Poetry Center, board member of the Modern Poetry Association, and life trustee of Music of the Baroque, she had two volumes of her poetry published. She is survived by her husband, Stanton A. Friedberg, MD'34; two daughters; two sons, Jonathan A. Friedberg, U-High'65, and Cass Friedberg, U-High'60, AM'67; a sister; two brothers, including Robert E. Asher, PhB'32, AM'34; and 11 grandchildren.

Milton J. Petrie, retailer and philanthropist, died in New York November 6 at age 92. The head of Petrie Stores, which include Marianne and Stuarts, he was a benefactor of many educational, religious, medical, and cultural institutions, including the U of C. Survivors include his wife, Carroll; a son; two daughters; and two grandchildren.

Samuel R. Rosenthal, a senior partner with the Chicago law firm Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, died November 1 at age 95. A collector of rare books and bindings, he established rare-book and conservation funds at the University and the Newberry Library. He is survived by his wife, Marie-Louise; a daughter; and seven grandchildren.


Mary Petrie, MBA'56, former chief investment officer for the University, died April 9 in Downers Grove at age 72. She began working at the U of C as a secretary in 1942; after earning her M.B.A. she held various fiscal appointments, becoming treasurer in 1974. By her retirement in 1986, Petrie had more than tripled the University's endowment. On the boards of several corporations, she received the YWCA's outstanding achievement in business award in 1982. Survivors include her brother, Paul Petrie, director of real-estate operations for the University.


Martha L. Lewis, PhB'21, a retired high-school English teacher in St. Louis, died December 21 at age 97.

Lillian E. Peterson, SB'24, a former school principal in Chicago, died February 20 at age 96 in Valparaiso, IN. She is survived by a niece, Florence Baudouine; five grandnephews; and three grandnieces.

Clara Burner Bissell, PhB'25, a retired teacher, died March 9 in Sandpoint, ID. She was 92 and had taught in public schools in Boise and Chicago. Survivors include three grandchildren: Allan, Catherine, and Julia King.

George B. Callahan, SM'23, MD'25, a retired physician in Waukegan, died January 18. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie; three daughters; and five grandchildren.

Jack H. Sloan, SB'25, SM'26, MD'31, a Chicago physician, died January 10 at age 90. On staff at Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center since 1932, he was a WWII veteran. As president of the Illinois Social Hygiene League in the 1960s, he was an early advocate of sex education in Chicago public schools. He is survived by his wife, Helen; a son, William R. Sloan, SB'63, MD'67; a sister; and two grandchildren.

Eleanor Howard Coulter, AM'26, of Fayette, MO, a retired teacher and civic activist, died December 24. She was 99. She had taught in Missouri and Oklahoma and was active in the AAUW and other organizations. She is survived by two daughters, two stepdaughters, and 11 grandchildren.

Edwin J. DeCosta, SB'26, MD'30, a gynecologist and a professor emeritus at Northwestern University, died January 26 in Chicago. He was 88. On staff at Cook County Hospital for many years, DeCosta retired from his Michigan Ave. practice in 1987. A WWII veteran who later served in the Naval Reserve, he gave medical advice on a radio show in the 1960s and 1970s. He is survived by his wife, Alyce; three daughters, including Mari DeCosta Terman, HC'52, X'59; a son; a sister, Rayna DeCosta Loewy, SB'39, SM'40; and eight grandchildren.

Masaji Marumoto, PhB'27, a state supreme court justice in Hawaii, died February 10 at age 89. After serving in the U.S. Army during WWII, he returned to law, becoming president of the Hawaii Bar Association and alternating between the court and private practice. He is survived by his wife, Shigeko; a son, Wendell H. Marumoto, AB'55, JD'58; a daughter; and four grandchildren.


Dorothy P. Altheide, PhB'30, a retired librarian with the U.S. Postal Service and the National Institutes of Health, died February 24. The Westminster, MD, resident was 84. Before earning her master's degree in library science, she was an accountant at several Washington, DC, agencies, as well as the Brookings Institution, and taught high school and college courses.

Virginia Bartlett, AB'30, AM'31, a retired officer for the Commerce Clearing House, died February 27 in Evanston. She was 85. Survivors include two nieces, Jan Churchwell and Marion Howard.

Manota Marohn Mudge, PhB'30, died January 2 at age 87. Survivors include a son, Bruce; a daughter, Barbara; and three grandchildren.

Harvey L. Paulson, PhB'30, a former teacher, died January 19 in Muskegon, MI. He was 100. Moving to Muskegon in 1921, he taught at the high-school and junior-college level until 1959 and was active in the Methodist church and the Lions Club.

Herbert H. Heyman, PhB'31, a partner in the development firm Landau & Heyman and a pioneer developer of shopping centers, died February 13. The Highland Park resident was 85. After retirement he helped fund single-room-occupancy housing in the Chicago area through the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs. He was active in several Jewish organizations. He is survived by his wife, Goldyne; a son; two daughters; a sister; and six grandchildren.

Angeline Gorka Jason, PhB'31, a retired Chicago public-school teacher, died December 16 in her Atlanta home. She was 84. During WWII she was the first female officer assigned to naval intelligence. Survivors include a daughter, Janine M. Jason, AB'71; a son; four sisters; a brother; and four grandchildren.

Helen Siegel Ruskin, PhB'31, of Chicago, died December 30. Survivors include two daughters and four grandchildren.

Arthur L. Bennett, PhD'33, MD'36, a professor emeritus of physiology and biophysics at the University of Nebraska's College of Medicine, died January 23 at age 89. He is survived by his wife, Alice; a son; a daughter; two brothers; and nine grandchildren.

Paul H. Eller, AM'29, PhD'33, former professor, dean, and president of the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Naperville (which later merged with Garrett Theological Seminary), died February 17 in Carefree, AZ. He was 90. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; a son; a daughter; and two grandchildren.

Marshall T. Newman, PhB'33, AM'35, a professor emeritus of anthropology at the University of Washington, died December 13 at age 83. The WWII veteran also taught at Portland State and was an associate curator with the Smithsonian Institution. He is survived by his wife, Mabel; three sons; four grandchildren; and two stepsons.

Beatrice Gutensky Sheldon, PhB'33, CLA'33, of Lincolnwood, died December 17 at age 83. A social worker during the Depression, she later was a research assistant in Northwestern's physics department and an assistant librarian in Winnetka. She is survived by a son, a daughter, a brother, and two grandchildren.

Roger V. Swift, MBA'33, of Woodlands, TX, a former employee of Illinois Bell, died September 17. He was 87. He is survived by his wife, Iris Rundle Swift, PhB'31; a daughter; and a son.

Harry W. Malm, AM'34, X'37, a retired lawyer, freelance travel writer, and teacher, died January 7 at his Chicago home. He was 89. His teaching posts ranged from a one-room schoolhouse in downstate Illinois to the political-science departments of Franklin College and Indiana University. After earning his law degree, he was a deputy U.S. marshal and an attorney in the Chicago Metropolitan Office of Price Administration before teaching at Loyola University of Chicago Law School and opening a practice.

Norman Asher, X'35, a Chicago attorney, biblical scholar, and philanthropist, died March 10 at age 88. He led religious classes at a Jewish community center and at his congregation. Asher and his wife endowed many educational and scientific organizations and programs in the U.S. and Israel -- in 1986, he won the endowment achievement award of the Council of Jewish Federations. He is survived by his wife, Helen S. Asher, X'35; three sons; and five grandchildren.

Alin Blatchley, AM'35, an editor, copywriter, and creative director at book-publishing companies and advertising agencies in Chicago and Philadelphia, died December 14 at age 81. The WWII veteran was active in Chestnut Hill, PA, church and civic groups. He is survived by his wife, Gladys; two daughters; two sons; and ten grandchildren.

Carl J. Singer, SB'35, former chief actuary of the Veterans Administration, died September 24 in Alexandria, VA. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn; a son, Nicholas C. Singer, SB'71; a daughter; and two granddaughters.

Charles Tyroler II, AB'35, a member of the President's Intelligence Oversight Board during the Reagan and Bush administrations and a Democratic party strategist, died March 13 in Bethesda, MD. He was 80. A founder of the foreign-policy Committee on the Present Danger and former director of the Democratic Advisory Council, he also managed the 1956 vice-presidential campaign of Estes Kefauver and was active in three presidential campaigns. Survivors include two stepchildren, Sara Forster and Edmund Games, Jr.

Ralph W. S. Nicholson, AB'36, a former advertising executive and senior assistant postmaster general of the U.S., died January 1 in Marshall, VA. He was 78. In his early career he worked in public relations for the University. He became vice president and manager of the New York office of ad agency Fuller & Smith & Ross before joining the Postal Service, which he left for three years to be vice president and treasurer of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. He is survived by his wife, Rosemary, and a brother, Edward W. S. Nicholson, SB'34.

Wallace W. Douglas, AM'37, a professor emeritus of English at Northwestern University, died January 31. He was 80. An expert on the Romantic poets, particularly Wordsworth, he was a co-editor of The Critical Reader and taught in Northwestern's School of Education and Social Policy. Survivors include a cousin, Arlene Napolilli.

John B. Lundy, AB'37, died of lung cancer January 6 in Escondido, CA. He was 80. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth, and two daughters.

Harmon Meigs, X'37, retired sales manager with the Brach candy company, died February 20 in Naples, FL. He was 79. The WWII veteran was active in the Peacock Camp for Crippled Children and other charity groups. He is survived by his wife, Brenda; a son; two daughters; and six grandchildren.

Ernest L. Snodgrass, PhD'37, a professor emeritus of English literature at Florida Southern College, died February 12 in Lakeland, FL. He was 87. Prior to 20 years of teaching he was a pastor in the Midwest. Survivors include a son, David F. Snodgrass, AB'65, AM'77; a daughter; and a grandson.

John A. Wilkinson, AB'37, PhD'57, of Greenville, SC, and Norway, ME, died February 7. In the 1940s and 1950s he held several U of C administrative posts, including director of residence halls. Later he was registrar and dean of students at Coe College. Wilkinson was active in Friends of the Library and community groups in both Greenville and Norway. Survivors include his wife, Jule Porter Wilkinson, PhB'32; a son; and a grandson.

Edith Hansen Stenson, AB'38, a former high-school teacher in the Kansas City, MO, area, died March 7 at age 77. Stenson was active in educational, civic, and church organizations. She is survived by a son; a daughter; a sister, Betty Hansen Wilson, PhB'34; and two grandchildren.

Louis I. Gordon, SB'39, SM'40, PhD'67, a retired professor of mathematics at the University of Illinois at Chicago, died January 23 at age 81. A member of the UIC faculty for 35 years, the native of Minsk, Russia, was a biblical and Talmudic scholar in his youth and a WWII veteran. Survivors include a sister and two brothers.

Elizabeth C. Marshall, AB'39, AM'39, a retired Chicago Board of Education administrator and pioneer in educational radio, died January 10 at age 88. Among her responsibilities until her 1971 retirement was oversight of public radio station WBEZ-FM, then managed by the board. She helped set up similar stations in other states.


Leander W. Binna, AM'40, a former school psychologist in Stanislaus County, CA, died in 1994 at age 82. A church organist for 30 years for the county's Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, he is survived by his wife, Willodean; a son; a daughter; and a brother.

Robert L. Rupard, AB'40, JD'42, a retired administrator with the Agency for International Development, died March 14 in Washington, DC. The WWII veteran was 81. Before joining AID in 1961, he had served with the VA and the State Department. He is survived by his wife, Arlye; two sons; a sister; and two grandchildren.

Daniel L. Hamilton, PhD'41, a linguist and former professor at the University of Texas, died January 28 in Kerrville, TX. He was 84. The WWII veteran also served as dean of the Army Language School and of the Foreign Service Institute. He is survived by two sons, five stepchildren, a sister, and four grandchildren.

Ruth Cooper Cook, SB'42, SM'44, PhD'57, a professor emerita of child and family development at the University of Missouri-Columbia, died December 26. She was 73. Cook taught at colleges and universities in the Chicago area and at the University of Illinois before going to Missouri in 1955, retiring in 1971. She is survived by her husband, Robert, and a brother, John Y. Cooper, AB'46, MBA'48.

James L. Godfrey, PhD'42, former dean of the faculty and distinguished university professor emeritus of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, died November 15. He was 87. A fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a founder of the Southern Conference on British Studies, he was co-editor of the Journal of British Studies. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor Smith Godfrey, AM'36, PhD'57; two daughters; two brothers; and five grandchildren.

Kenneth J. Jensen, SB'42, a former chemist at Argonne, died December 20 at age 74. In 1984 he received the University's Award for Distinguished Performance for his contributions to the laboratory's research programs. He is survived by three children, including Lois M. Jensen, AB'77; and a brother, George R. Jensen, PhB'47.

Nancy Bullock McGhee, PhD'42, professor emerita at Hampton University, died February 10 at age 86. Chair of Hampton's English department and director of its Institute of the Humanities, she also held the Avalon Foundation chair in humanities, the first endowed chair at Hampton. Survivors include two cousins, Sam and Joseph Bullock.

G. Campbell Cutler, MD'43, a physician in Flint, MI, died February 14 at age 76. On the staff of McLaren Regional Medical Center from 1951 until 1988, he assisted part time at two other medical centers after retirement. Cutler and his wife made more than 12 medical-relief trips to Latin America and Asia. Survivors include his wife, Frances; four daughters; and five grandchildren.

Harriet Levinson Finberg, AB'45, AM'47, of Tarrytown, NY, died January 6, 1994. Survivors include her husband, Laurence Finberg, SB'44, MD'46; sons Robert Finberg, AB'71, and James M. Finberg, JD'83; and a sister, Evelyn Levinson Coopersmith, AB'43, CLA'43.

John Borst, AB'48, JD'51, a retired vice president and general counsel of Zenith Electronics, died February 1 in Glen Ellyn. The WWII veteran was 67. Before joining Zenith in 1974, he was in private practice with two Chicago law firms. He is survived by his wife, Mary; two daughters; a son; a sister; and a grandson.

Franklyn H. Chidester, AB'48, a retired director of contract services at Mind Inc., died January 30. The Cincinnati resident and WWII veteran was 69. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Parry Chidester, AM'47; four daughters; and eight grandchildren.

Nella Fermi Weiner, PhB'48, PhD'81, an artist, teacher, educational psychologist, and financial planner, died February 28 in her Hyde Park home. She taught art at the Lab Schools intermittently from 1953 into the early 1980s before starting her own business as a family financial planner. The daughter of Enrico Fermi, she is survived by a daughter, a son, and two grandchildren.


Jerome A. Gross, AB'50, a retired civil servant who held administrative posts in the Illinois substance-abuse agency and the Cook County welfare program, died February 7 at age 67. An Army veteran, he headed the National Student Association to resettle Hungarian students in 1956-57.

Kenneth D. MacKenzie, AB'50, died March 11 in LaGrange, IL. He is survived by a son, two daughters, and four grandchildren.

Frances Eckardt Smith, PhD'51, a retired psychologist, died January 6 in Carlsbad, NM, at age 87. She wrote plays and historical pageants that were performed by church, school, and small theater groups. She is survived by her husband, Rockwell; a foster daughter; and a brother.

Howard H. Marlow, Jr., MBA'53, a consultant and controller for Billco Corp., died December 29. The Goshen, IN, resident was 73. He is survived by his wife, Betzi; a son; a sister; and three grandchildren.

Donald Collier, PhD'54, curator emeritus in the anthropology department at Chicago's Field Museum, died January 23 at age 83. Known primarily for his contributions to Ecuadoran and Andean archaeology, he was a lecturer in anthropology at the University from 1950 to 1970. Survivors include a son, David Collier, AM'67, PhD'71.

Henry A. Kallet, AB'54, SB'55, a pathologist and professor at Michigan State, died January 6. The 59-year-old Vietnam War veteran was laboratory director at the Greater Detroit Hospital, a county medical examiner, and an FBI consultant. He is survived by his wife, Beverly; a son; and a sister.

Eugene J. Webb, PhD'56, a professor at Stanford's Business School, died March 14 at age 61. Studying organizational behavior, Webb helped bring behavioral psychology into business-school curricula. He co-wrote Unobtrusive Measures: Nonreactive Research in the Social Sciences, published while he was teaching at Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism. He is survived by his wife, Mimi; a daughter; two sons; and his mother.

George C. ("Chad") Taylor, AB'57, died November 25 in Houston at age 63. A former naval aviator, he worked in the shipping industry and later founded Apollo Services. He is survived by two sons and two daughters.

Richard J. Wytmar, SM'49, MBA'58, founder and president of the international management-consulting firm Wytmar & Co., died March 8 at age 70. He frequently wrote and lectured on executive selection and management development and was an adjunct professor at Northwestern, Loyola, and Marquette in the 1960s. A WWII veteran, Wytmar also served on the board of International House. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen; two sons, including Richard J. Wytmar III, MBA'91; a daughter; and two sisters.

Gerald R. Zins, PhD'58, a retired research scientist with Upjohn who was instrumental in the isolation and identification of Minoxidil, died in 1995. The Traverse City, MI, resident was 62. His 30-year career at Upjohn included positions as director in both cardiovascular-disease and hair-growth research. Survivors include his wife, Kay; three daughters; one son; and three grandchildren.

Louis W. Baldwin, MD'59, a physician in Palm Springs, CA, died January 9 at age 60. He had served as chief of both surgery and orthopaedics at Desert Hospital in Palm Springs. He is survived by his wife, Gloria; a son; a daughter; and a brother.


Robert M. Netting, AM'59, PhD'63, a professor of anthropology at the University of Arizona, died February 4 of bone-marrow cancer. He was 60. Netting, who helped establish cultural ecology as a scientific discipline, taught at the University of Pennsylvania from 1963 to 1972 and was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1993. He is survived by his wife, Rhonda; three children; his mother; and a brother.

William E. Ormsbee, AB'63, of Milwaukee, died March 7 at age 55.

John T. Ledger, Jr., AM'64, an Episcopal priest and hospital chaplain, died October 23. Since 1980 he had served with the pastoral-care department of Swedish Medical Center in Seattle. Survivors include his wife, Barbara; two daughters; a son; and a brother.

David A. Bickimer, PhD'68, a professor of education at Pace University, died at his New York home January 1. He was 58. A leader in alternative schooling, he previously taught in Cleveland secondary schools and was a master's-degree field coordinator for Notre Dame and the U of C. He is survived by three sisters and a brother.


David C. Bogan, JD'72, a Chicago attorney, died January 2 at age 48. Specializing in commercial litigation and antitrust and intellectual-property law, he was a partner at Van Hagey & Bogan (1984-92) before joining Davis, Mannix & McGrath. He is survived by his wife, Brenda; a son; his father; and three sisters.

Susan Ginsburg Hadden, AM'68, PhD'72, a professor of public affairs and government at the University of Texas at Austin, died January 15 in an attack on a tourist van near Angkor, Cambodia. At age 50, she was a nationally recognized authority on public telecommunications policy, artificial intelligence, and environmental policy. She is survived by her husband, James; a son; a daughter; and her parents.

Pauline T. Lesnik, AM'73, AM'73, former head of the Smithsonian Institution Libraries acquisitions-services department, died December 8 in a car accident near Canyon City, CO. She was 46. A specialist in South Asian collections, she also had worked for Columbia University and the New York Public Library. She is survived by a brother, an aunt, an uncle, and several cousins.

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