The University of Chicago Magazine February 1996
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Francis S. Chase, PhD'51, the founding dean of the Graduate School of Education, died December 3 at age 96. In the mid-1940s he came to Chicago to direct the Rural Editorial Service, a program to improve educational-organization journals, and then became a lecturer in education. He founded the Midwest Administration Center for the study of educational administration and in 1951 was named professor of education. In 1958, he became the first dean of the Graduate School of Education (later merged with the education department). After retiring in 1968, he was an educational consultant and a visiting professor at several universities. Survivors include his wife, Alma; two sons, Frank S. Chase III, PhB'49, AM'66, and James S. Chase, AM'57, PhD'62; four daughters; and ten grandchildren.

Israel Goldiamond, PhD'55, professor emeritus in psychiatry and psychology and a pioneer in behavioral psychology, died November 19. He was 76. The WWII veteran taught at Southern Illinois, Arizona State, and Johns Hopkins and directed the Institute for Behavioral Research before joining the Chicago faculty in 1968. The author of some 60 scientific articles and a fellow of both the AAAS and the American Psychological Association, he helped develop new methods of altering harmful behaviors such as overeating and smoking. Although a 1970 auto accident left him partially paralyzed, he continued teaching, research, and clinical activities and became an advocate for the disabled. He is survived by his wife, Betty Johnson Goldiamond, PhD'72; two daughters; and one son.

David M. Schneider, the William B. Ogden distinguished service professor emeritus in anthropology, died October 30 at his home in Santa Cruz, CA. He was 78. Perhaps best known for the groundbreaking book American Kinship: A Cultural Account, Schneider challenged contemporary theory by viewing kinship not as a natural system founded on bloodlines but as a cultural system that varied among peoples. He came to Chicago in 1960 after teaching at Harvard, the London School of Economics, and Berkeley. Also an authority on the Yap people of Micronesia, he retired from Chicago in 1986 and joined the University of California, Santa Cruz. Survivors include two sons and a brother.


C. Harvey Arnold, DB'50, AM'61, retired chief librarian of the Divinity School, died October 18. He was 75. After a decade in active ministry, he became librarian for Chicago Theological Seminary and then joined the staff of the Divinity School (1962-74). Founder of the American Journal of Theology and Philosophy and a resident of Hyde Park for 40 years, he devoted much of his retirement to writing church history. Survivors include his wife, Patricia; four sons; three daughters; a brother; and ten grandchildren.

Boston Fleming, lead man of the grounds department in facilities planning and management, died October 26 at age 45. He worked for the department for more than 26 years. Survivors include three children.

Estelle S. Stearn, AB'57, AB'61, manager of contracts and subsidiary rights at the Press, died October 13 of cancer. She was 64. In 1963 she joined the staff of the Committee on Social Thought, moving to the Press five years later. She was named to the Press's executive committee in 1983. Survivors include a brother and a sister.


Loraine Richardson Green, PhB'18, AM'19, a community volunteer and former member of the Chicago Board of Education, died January 9 in her Hyde Park home. She was 106. After becoming the first black woman to earn a master's degree in sociology from Chicago, Green joined the board of the Chicago Urban League. Beginning in 1958, she served on the school board for 11 years. Other civic works included her nearly two decades on the Chicago Commission on Human Relations and her time as chair of the department of education and recreation of the Welfare Council of Metropolitan Chicago. Green, who was featured in the University's Centennial videotape, is survived by nieces and nephews.

Miriam E. Lowenberg, PhB'18, a nutrition educator and consultant, died September 27 in Seattle. She was 98. Her career included teaching at State College of Pennsylvania and the University of Washington. During WWII she headed a feeding program for 1,000 children daily at Kaiser Shipyards in Portland, OR. Among her 125 publications are six books, including Feeding Your Baby and Child, which she coauthored with Dr. Spock. Lowenberg received the American Dietetic Association's highest award in 1970. She is survived by a sister, Thelma, and nieces and nephews.


Sidney N. Shure, SB'23, a leader in the audio electronics industry, died October 17 in Chicago. He was 93. Shure Brothers was founded in 1925 and grew to be the world's largest manufacturer of microphones. In 1939 he invented the Unidyne, the first single-element directional microphone. He is survived by his wife, Rose; a son; and a daughter.

Palmer W. Good, SB'24, MD'28, a retired ophthalmologist who was a leader in early vision screening for children, died November 1 at age 93. In 1930 he joined his father's practice; together they patented the examination head light and established the Good-Lite Co. He retired from his Oak Park practice in the late 1970s. Survivors include a son, a daughter, and six grandchildren.

Jane Cannell Wheeler, PhB'25, of Pineville, LA, died October 17 at age 92. She was active in church and civic groups such as the American Legion Auxiliary and poet and garden clubs. She is survived by a son, three daughters, and 12 grandchildren.

Mildred Becker Rahn, SB'29, of Avon, CT, died August 22 at age 89 in Lombard. For many years she led schoolchildren on tours of Morton Arboretum. Survivors include her son, Robert.


Caroline Gardner, AM'30, died August 5 at age 87. Survivors include a sister, Dorothy.

Edward J. Lawler, Jr., PhB'30, a tax and estate lawyer in Memphis, died October 16 at age 87. A WWII veteran who served as a spy with the OSS, a predecessor to the CIA, he was counsel to the State Department in the 1950s and 1960s and worked with the CIA under William Casey. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth.

Leonard M. Cohen, PhB'31, JD'33, a lawyer who helped draft Illinois credit legislation, died October 30 at age 85. His 62-year career in Chicago and Northbrook was devoted to commercial and consumer credit law. In 1945 he and his brother founded Cohen and Cohen, now Cohen, Cohen & Salk. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn; two daughters, Susan N. Cohen, AB'72, and Judith Cohen Kuttner, AB'72; twin sons; and four grandchildren.

Byron E. Cohn, PhD'31, a former professor of physics at the University of Denver, died December 29, 1993, at age 92. A foreign-mines expert during WWII, he chaired Denver's physics department from 1943 to 1962. Survivors included his wife, Margaret, and two stepsons.

Kirsten Vennesland, SB'34, MD'42, a retired physician and tuberculosis expert, died November 4 at age 81. She worked for Washington state's public-health department, moving in 1965 to Hawaii, where she led that state's health department's tuberculosis branch until her retirement in 1978. She is survived by her twin sister, Birgit Vennesland, SB'34, PhD'38, CLA'68.

Isadore Singer, SB'35, a businessman in Los Angeles and Palm Springs, died June 10 at age 79. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Chapman Singer, X'38; a daughter; a son; and three granddaughters, including Laurie Barrett Biros, AM'87.

Philip Janus, AB'37, a retired program-planning officer for the National Institutes of Health, died September 13 at his home in Bethesda, MD. He was 78. Survivors include his wife, Zelda Lotman Janus, SB'39, and a son, Louis E. Janus, AB'70.

William A. Runyan, AB'37, JD'39, of Oberlin, OH, died September 24. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Munger Runyan, AB'42; two sons; and a cousin, David C. Beebe, PhB'44.

M. Jonathan Turner, SM'37, a retired aeronautical engineer, died October 13 at age 80. The Bellevue, WA, resident worked with Boeing from 1949 until his retirement in 1983. He is survived by two sons, a daughter, and seven grandchildren.

Jack Witkowsky, AB'37, MBA'38, a Chicago real-estate appraiser and consultant for 50 years, died September 21 at age 80. The WWII veteran was on the Chicago Board of Education in the 1960s and chaired the Illinois State Board of Education for ten years. In 1986 he and his wife donated land to create a wildlife area in Jo Daviess County. He is survived by his wife, Iris, and two daughters.


Marion Magee Brewer, SB'40, a retired teacher, died May 19 in Daly City, CA, at age 77. During WWII she worked for the Red Cross in Alaska; she later taught geology at the universities of Massachusetts and Houston and at Casper College. She then taught at the junior- and senior-high levels. Survivors include her daughter, Marion; a sister; and a grandson.

Anne Rowell Moorhead, SB'41, of St. Helena, CA, died April 25 at age 75. Active in the community, particularly the Napa County 4-H, she was a local authority on mushrooms and was interested in natural history and the arts. Survivors include a son, two daughters, a half-brother, and three grandchildren.

Wallace J. Ottomeyer, AB'41, a retired Navy commander, died November 5 at age 76. Survivors of the San Diego resident include his wife, Eleanor.

Don Patinkin, AB'43, AM'45, PhD'47, who died August 7, was survived by his wife, Deborah Trossman Patinkin, SB'44, SM'46; a son; three daughters; and cousins Sheldon A. Patinkin, AB'53, AM'56, and Ida Patinkin Goldberger, AB'46. (This corrects information printed in the December/95 issue.--Ed.)

Marion Nebel Leach, SB'44, of Palos Park, died September 13 at age 72. She is survived by her husband, Lindsay W. Leach, AB'43; a son; a sister; a brother; and a grandchild.

Jack R. Farber, MD'44, a pediatrician in Nampa, ID, died October 2 at age 75. In 1950 the WWII veteran became the first pediatrician in Nampa. A staff member at Mercy, Samaritan, and Caldwell Memorial hospitals, he also rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the Idaho Air National Guard, which he served as flight surgeon. Survivors include his wife, Millie; two daughters, including Susan Farber, AB'67; a son, Robert M. Farber, AB'85; two brothers; and a granddaughter.

Harold R. Ekroth, MBA'45, a Chicago-area architect, died August 25. He was 79. He was a graduate of the GSB's first Executive Program class. Survivors include his wife, Anne.

Frank L. Allen, PhB'46, SB'46, PhD'53, of Vero Beach, FL, and Stratham, NH, died June 20 at age 69. With the international consulting firm of Arthur D. Little for 33 years, he was vice-president of information systems and retired in 1988. He is survived by his wife, Brenda.

Harriett Berger Koch, SB'46, AM'58, a nursing educator from Wilmette, died September 8 at age 71. She taught in the nursing schools of St. Luke's Hospital, University of Illinois, and Evanston Hospital. In 1965 she organized Video Nursing, a project that distributed class tapes to colleges worldwide; she later joined the educational-services division of the American Journal of Nursing Co. She is survived by her husband, Jerome; three sons; her sister, Marjorie S. Berger, AB'41; and four grandchildren.

Robert W. Bachmeyer, MBA'47, of Hot Springs Village, AR, and Canfield, OH, died August 27. He was 80. Survivors include three daughters and nine grandchildren.

Marion W. Garnett, PhB'47, JD'50, a Cook County Circuit Court judge, died November 9 at age 76. As a practicing attorney in the mid-1970s, he was on Ebony magazine's list of 100 most influential blacks in America. An expert in labor and civil-rights matters, he was elected to the bench in 1976 and was supervising judge of the law division's pretrial section. Survivors include his wife, Juanita; a son; a daughter; and five grandchildren.

Earl J. Leland, PhB'47, AM'58, PhD'64, retired professor of history, died April 30 at age 72. In 1959 he joined the faculty of Luther College, in Decorah, IA, and remained there until his retirement in 1986. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Johnson Leland, PhB'47; two daughters; one son; and four grandchildren.

Robert I. McKeague, Jr., PhB'47, a retired Army civilian employee, died October 25 at age 71. The Rock Island, IL, resident was a WWII veteran who later worked on munitions testing and quality assurance. Among survivors are two brothers, including Gordon C. McKeague, PhB'50, SB'56, MBA'56.

Berta Sturman Nash, PhD'47, a retired professor living in South Lyon, MI, died October 10. She was 78 and had been on the faculty of Wayne State, specializing in analytical bibliograpy, chiefly in Elizabethan drama. Ill health forced her retirement in 1967. Survivors include her husband, Ralph; two sons; a brother; and a granddaughter.

S. Bruce Kephart, CLA'48, a retired obstetrician and gynecologist in Bluffton, IN, died October 15. The 78-year-old WWII veteran joined the Caylor-Nickel Medical Center in 1951, founding its ob/gyn department. Department chair until his retirement in 1989, he was active in church and civic groups. Survivors include his wife, Betty; two sons; two daughters; and three grandchildren.

William H. Andrews, Jr., PhD'49, a retired professor, died August 30 at age 82. The Franklin, IN, resident had taught economics and statistics at Purdue and Indiana universities for 34 years before retiring in 1978. Survivors of the WWII veteran include his wife, Kathleen; two sons; a stepdaughter; eight grandchildren; and four stepgrandchildren.


Reynold V. ("Rene") Anselmo, AB'51, founder of the first privately owned global satellite network, died September 20 at age 69. The Greenwich, CT, resident started what became the Spanish International Network in 1963; in 1984 he launched PanAmSat to break Intelsat's monopoly on video-image transmission. He is survived by his wife, Mary; two sons; a daughter; and five grandchildren.

William A. Anderson, AM'54, of Berkeley, CA, died May 28 at age 75. Survivors include his wife, Virginia.

Oliver H. Bown, AM'48, PhD'54, a professor of educational psychology at the University of Texas at Austin, died July 6 at age 73. A WWII veteran, he joined the school in 1951 and later directed several research centers. Survivors include his wife, Bette; a son; three daughters; and several grandchildren.

Carl M. Grip, Jr., PhD'56, retired president and executive director of the South Side Planning Board of Chicago, died November 8 at age 74. He spent the first half of his career in higher education, serving as dean of men at Temple University until 1968, when he became dean of liberal arts at IIT. From 1974 until retiring in 1991, he helped lead the renovation and redevelopment of the area between Roosevelt and Pershing roads and from the Dan Ryan to the lake. Survivors include his wife, Janet; three sons, including Jeffrey C. Grip, PhD'79; and six grandchildren.

Edward ("Ted") Norris, SB'58, a researcher at Los Alamos National Laboratory and an expert on managing hazardous waste streams, died October 12 when struck while riding his bicycle. He was 58. After working at Oak Ridge, Brookhaven, and Lawrence Berkeley national laboratories, he joined Los Alamos in the late 1960s and was a member of the medical radionuclide program. He is survived by his wife, Mary, and a daughter.


Barbara J. Harr, AM'61, an employee of Jenner and Bloch in Chicago and a former teacher, died September 22 at age 57. A poet and a breeder of Javanese cats, she was working toward a Ph.D. at Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary. Survivors include her mother, Juanita; two brothers; two aunts; and an uncle.

Donald A. Ross, PhD'64, a retired psychologist, died April 7, 1993. He was 77. He was staff psychologist at Illinois Psychiatric Institute for two years before becoming chief psychologist of Herrick Memorial Hospital in Berkeley, CA, in 1964. He retired in 1984. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia; two sons; and a daughter.

Patrick N. Lynch, X'69, died January 12 at age 69. After 16 years with Automatic Ice, he founded his own ice-machine-leasing company, Alpha Distributors of Harwood Heights, in 1975. Survivors include his wife, Eleanor, and six children.


Thomas M. Camden, X'72, of Naperville, died August 24 of complications from diabetes and chronic lymphocytic leukemia. He was 57. Survivors include his wife, Barbara.

John F. Mooney, MBA'72, former vice-president of human resources for Peoples Gas, died October 15 in Deerfield. The 61-year-old retired from the utility in 1991 after 36 years of service. Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1978, he campaigned for the rights of the disabled and volunteered at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Survivors include his wife, Dolores; three daughters; two brothers; and a sister.

Nancy L. Grant, AM'72, PhD'78, an associate professor of history at Washington University in St. Louis, died October 10 of breast cancer. She was 46. A public-policy historian, she most recently studied the employment of minorities, particularly African Americans, from 1940 to 1975. Grant joined the Washington faculty in 1989 from Dartmouth. Trained as a classical violinist, she performed with ensembles and in musicals and had played with such artists as the Temptations and Sammy Davis, Jr. She is survived by her husband, Harold M. Kletnick, X'70; her mother; and two brothers.


Donna J. Seltin, MBA'88, a financial planner for Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago, died September 30 of cancer. The 42-year-old had been with the hospital since 1991, most recently as corporate-planning financial manager. Survivors include two brothers, Jeff and Kevin.

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