The University of Chicago Magazine August 1995
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Dorothy Aikin, AM'50, PhD'57, a professor emerita in the SSA, died April 30 in Evanston. She was 85. Among the first to introduce family treatment into the professional curriculum, she joined the faculty in 1951, was named professor in 1964, and retired in 1974. A charter member of the National Association of Social Workers, she worked for the Family Welfare Association in Montreal and taught at McGill University before coming to Chicago. She is survived by a brother, Archibald, and a sister, Ethel.

Francis L. Archer, a retired pathologist at Illinois Masonic Hospital and a former teacher of pathology at the Pritzker School of Medicine and the University of Illinois, died January 1 in Evanston. He was 75. After taking up bookbinding as a hobby in the 1970s, he operated his own bookbinding business for several years. Survivors include his wife, Vivian; a daughter; a son; and three grandchildren.

Daniel B. Nelson, an associate professor of econometrics and finance in the GSB, died of lung cancer May 4 at Bernard Mitchell Hospital. He was 36. Interested in the causes of the Depression, he also worked with statistical models used to predict variability in financial data and taught classes in investments, applied business forecasting, and empirical methods in finance. A research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, he was associate editor of both the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics and Review of Financial Studies. Survivors incude his wife, Therese Allen Nelson, manager of special projects for the University's administrative information systems; two sons; and a daughter.

C. Herman Pritchett, PhD'37, a professor emeritus in political science and an expert on constitutional law, died April 28 in Santa Barbara, CA, at age 88. The author of 12 books, including several widely used textbooks, he joined the political-science faculty in 1940, twice chairing the department (1948-55, 1958-64). Retiring from the U of C in 1966, he taught at the University of California, Santa Barbara, until 1974. President of the American Political Science Association (1963-64), he was also a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is survived by his wife, Marguerite; a son, Philip Pritchett, U-High '61; and two grandchildren.


Norton Clapp, PhB'28, JD'29, a philanthropist and industrialist, died April 22 at his Medina, WA, home. He was 89. Elected to the University's board of trustees in 1957, he was named a life trustee in 1970. His career at Weyerhaeuser, a company founded in part by his grandfather, included posts as the chair, president, and CEO. He retired in 1976. Clapp developed Lakewood Center, the first shopping center west of the Mississippi River, in 1935, and helped build the Space Needle for the 1962 World's Fair in Seattle. He also was a founder of the Medina Foundation, which specializes in aiding the physically and mentally handicapped. Survivors include his wife, Jacqueline; three sons; four stepchildren; and several grandchildren.


Amanda C. Schultz, PhB'22, a retired teacher and CPA and founder of several business schools in Tucson, died March 16 at age 95. Survivors include her great-great-nephew, Warren C. Schultz, AM'86, PhD'95.

Stanley A. Cain, SB'27, PhD'30, former assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior and a pioneer in the field of ecology science, died April 1 in Santa Cruz, CA. He was 92. After teaching at Indiana and Tennessee universities, in 1950 he was named the Charles Lathrop Pack professor at the University of Michigan, where he founded a department of conservation. In addition to serving in the federal executive branch (1965-68), Cain wrote two books and over 100 articles. He is survived by his son, Stephen, and seven grandchildren.

Willard B. Bloemendal, MD'28, a retired coroner and physician in Grand Haven, MI, died March 20 in Grand Rapids at age 93. A physician and surgeon for 40 years before discontinuing his practice in 1967, he was chief of staff at the former Grand Haven Municipal Hospital. Bloemendal was also active in local church and civic activities. Survivors include his daughter, Mary Brown, and three grandchildren.

Caroline Riechers Kampmeier, PhB'28, a retired medical librarian for what was then Rush Presbyterian Hospital in Chicago, died May 16 in Redlands, CA. She was 88. Kampmeier interned as a medical librarian at Billings Hospital. Survivors include a sister, two brothers, and 11 nieces and nephews.


Frances E. Baker, PhD'34, a professor emerita of mathematics at Vassar, died April 4 at age 92. After several years on the Mount Holyoke faculty, she spent her remaining career at Vassar, where she was named professor in 1951 and twice served as chair of the mathematics department. Retiring in 1968, she later moved to Arizona.

Irwin S. ("Bick") Bickson, AB'34, JD'36, a lawyer and entrepreneur, died April 1 in Honolulu. He was 81. Bickson held the first Budget Rent a Car franchise, opened in Chicago in 1959, and was managing director of Budget International at the time of his death. A community leader in Honolulu, in 1961 Bickson established Budget Rent a Car- Hawaii. He is survived by his wife, Joan; three sons; four daughters; and nine grandchildren.

Albert A. Epstein, JD'35, of Glencoe, died March 30 at age 82. The labor arbitration attorney founded his own firm and practiced law for more than 50 years, retiring in October 1994. Epstein was a founder and past president of Briarwood Country Club in Deerfield. Survivors include his wife, Joan; a son; a daughter; a stepson; two stepdaughters; a sister; two grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren.

Arthur H. Jaffey, SB'36, PhD'41, of Hyde Park, died April 4 at age 80. He had been a nuclear chemist at Argonne National Laboratory for 42 years. Survivors include his wife, Silvia Swirsky Jaffey, AM'71; three sons, including Stephen M. Jaffey, SB'70; and three grandchildren.

Carl P. Klitzke, AM'34, PhD'36, a retired cryptologist and linguist, died November 10 at his home in Glenwood, MD. He was 87. A longtime employee of the National Security Agency, he began his career with the Army Signal Corps in 1942. He is survived by his wife, Eleanore, and two brothers, Theodore E. Klitzke, AB'41, PhD'53, and Lewis W. Klitzke, AB'41, AM'55.

Ulysses G. Mason, Jr., MD'36, a physician who helped establish Cleveland's first interracial hospital, died May 13 in that city. He was 86. Serving on the admitting staff of three Cleveland hospitals--including Forest City Hospital, which he cofounded in 1957--in 1950 Mason joined the faculty of what is now Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, retiring in 1980. He was also president of the medical staff of MetroHealth Medical Center and active in civic organizations. He is survived by his wife, Melbahu, and three sons.

Joan Naumburg Hertzberg, AB'37, died in July 1994 at age 78. She is survived by three sons, including Daniel Hertzberg, AB'68, and two grandchildren.

Joseph Post, MD'37, a professor of clinical medicine at New York University School of Medicine, died March 25 in Manhattan. He was 82. His research revealed the connections between alcohol, protein deficiency, and liver ailments and advanced knowledge about the growth of cancer cells. The WWII veteran was in private practice for 42 years and served as an attending physician at Lenox Hill and University hospitals. He is survived by his wife, Anne; two sons, David L. Post, AB'71, and Thomas C. Post, AB'74; and four grandchildren.

Florence Salzman Thal, AB'38, a supporter of the arts and liberal causes, died November 29 of multiple sclerosis. The 77-year-old resident of Toledo, OH, is survived by three children, including Anne E. Thal, AB'66, AM'68, and two grandchildren.

Salvi S. Grupposo, SB'39, a retired optometrist and visual scientist, died March 10 in South Yarmouth, MA, at age 81. A WWII veteran, he worked at American Optical and Retina Associates, both in Massachusetts. A clinical assistant scientist at the Retina Foundation's Eye Research Institute, Grupposo published several studies following results of detached-retina surgery. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; two sons; three sisters; a brother; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

John N. Hazard, JSD'39, the Nash professor of law emeritus at Columbia Law School and a leading authority on the Soviet legal system, died April 7 in Manhattan. He was 86. A founder in 1946 of the Russian (now the Harriman) Institute at Columbia, during WWII he advised the U.S. government on Soviet affairs, helping negotitate the lend-lease agreement between the two countries. Hazard retired in 1977 but continued to teach. He is survived by his wife, Susan; two sons; two daughters; and six grandchildren.

R. Bradner Mead, AB'39, MBA'39, a CPA and career employee with Household Finance, died March 30 in San Francisco. He was 76. The WWII veteran retired in 1969 and had traveled to every continent. He is survived by a sister, Ruth; a brother, William; and six nieces and nephews.

Frances J. Partridge, AM'39, a retired librarian who worked for the U.S. Information Agency, died April 29 at age 84. The Rockville, MD, resident taught in elementary schools in Springfield, IL, served in the Navy (1943-49), and worked at the Pentworth Library before joining USIA.


Forrest M. Swisher, MD'40, died April 7 in Greenville, SC. He was 81. He is survived by his wife, Lois Hay Swisher, SB'40; four children; and six grandchildren.

Robert Ellsworth Smith, AB'42, died April 16 at his home in San Jose, Costa Rica. He was 73. He retired in 1991 as president of an agency to promote Costa Rican tourism.

Richard A. Mugalian, AB'43, JD'47, a former Illinois state representative, died March 22 at age 72. The Palatine resident served as his township's Democratic committeeman before being elected to the Illinois House of Representatives. A longtime civil-rights activist, Mugalian fought for abortion rights and the Equal Rights Amendment. Survivors include his wife, Lola; a daughter; two sons; and three grandchildren.

Harry D. Wilson, MBA'43, the founder and first president of the Scott Rod Co., died April 20 in San Francisco. Wilson, 82, had served in executive positions with A. C. Nielsen, Butler Manufacturing, and Aerojet General before founding Scott Rod. Survivors incude his wife, Betty Hansen Wilson, PhB'34; a daughter; a son; a sister; and several nieces and nephews.

William C. Walzer, PhD'44, a retired pastor and executive with the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA, died February 21 at age 82. The Alexandria, VA, resident visited and consulted with churches worldwide. Ordained in the Methodist church, with standing in the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), he spent a total of 55 years in the ministry. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; two daughters; a son; three granddaughters; and three grandsons.

Norman H. Smith, PhB'49, PhD'55, of Berkeley, CA, died January 11 of gastric cancer. Retired from C & H Sugar in 1980, he was active as a computer consultant and volunteer propagator at the University of California Botanical Garden. Survivors include his wife, Patricia; three daughters; two sons; a sister; and three grandsons.


Raymond R. Lubway, AB'50, AM'57, a retired teacher and former Lab Schools principal, died March 19 at his home in Lake in the Hills, IL. He was 68. The first principal of the Middle School, he was with the Lab Schools from 1953 until 1990. Lubway also hosted the WMAQ-TV series Read Me a Story in the mid-1960s and was a regular performer in Hyde Park's Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company.

Miriam Grunwald Mendelson, AM'52, an Oak Lawn-area school social worker and Holocaust survivor, died April 10 at age 74. She retired in 1993 after 23 years with the school district. Separated from her family during the Holocaust, she went into hiding for three years. After the war she moved to South Shore and was a social worker for the Jewish United Fund and American Red Cross. For many years, Mendelson was a volunteer admissions counselor at the SelfHelp Home, a German-Jewish old-age home in Chicago. She is survived by two daughters, a son, two brothers, and three grandchildren.

Joan Murton Heywood, AB'53, a former elementary-school teacher in Canada and the U.S., died March 7. The Billings, MT, resident was 69. She is survived by her husband, Stanley J. Heywood, AM'52, PhD'54; two sons; three sisters; a brother; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.


Charles F. Kling, Jr., AM'60, a clinical social worker and psychotherapist, died in May of cancer. The Evanston resident was 63. In his private practice he specialized in family counseling and substance-abuse treatment; he was also a coordinator for the Illinois Department of Mental Health (1967-72). An Army veteran, he recently completed his studies for a master's in history at Northeastern. Survivors include two sons, Stephen and David, and his father, Charles, Sr.

Aaron N. Bloch, PhD'68, died April 8 at age 53. A professor of chemistry and physics who had taught at the U of C as a visiting professor and on the faculties of Johns Hopkins and Columbia, Bloch later served as provost of the University of Buffalo. He held six patents and wrote more than 90 scientific publications. Survivors include his wife, Enid; a daughter; two sons; his mother, E. Judith Kahn Bloch, AB'38; and two sisters, including Janet Bloch Martin, AB'66, PhD'80.


William H. Hastings, MBA'70, died May 30, 1994, at age 70. The WWII veteran worked with New York Dock Co., General Foods, Iowa State University, and Benoit Construction before retiring in 1982. He is survived by his wife, Joan; four sons; a daughter; and two grandchildren.

James F. Woodruff, PhD'71, a professor of English at the University of Western Ontario, died March 21 at age 61. Formerly chair of the department, at the time of his death he chaired the department's graduate-studies program. A prolific writer, he specialized in Restoration and 18th-century English literature and children's literature. He is survived by his wife, Sandra; a son; and a daughter.


Michele L. Gottlieb, AB'85, died December 2 of complications from liver lymphoma. She was 31. In May the University of California at Riverside posthumously awarded her a Ph.D. in biology. Survivors include a sister, Denise T. Gottlieb, AB'89.


Barry V. Benge, AB'93, MBA'94, who worked at Solomon Brothers in New York City, died unexpectedly May 3 of Marfan's syndrome, a congenital condition that caused his aorta to rupture. He was 24. Survivors include his parents, George and Judy.

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