The University of Chicago Magazine

February 1997

Class News


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Bernard Barash, MD'50, retired from psychiatry in 1995. Two physician sons practice in California; one son is a philosophy professor at the University of Paris; and one daughter is a senior at Eastman School of Music. Earle E. Buck, JD'50, see 1948, Minna Rodnon Buck. Robert B. Lange, AM'50, teaches humanities at Casper College in Casper, WY. Leon F. Miller, AM'46, PhD'50, and his wife enjoyed their 50th wedding anniversary reception, held May 5 in Maryville, MO. Don K. Moeller, AM'50, retired seven years ago from his career in industrial relations and serves as treasurer of his Kelseyville, CA, community association, where he also edits the newsletter. Samuel J. Moran, X'50, who heads his own Naples, FL, firm, chairs the technology section of the national executive committee of the Public Relations Society of
America. The section posts a Web site at and produces a newsletter.


Hugh Aaron, AB'51, has published a short-story collection, It's All Chaos, with several stories set in Hyde Park and one that centers on a university professor. Lloyd E. Dodd, AM'51, has semi-retired after 20 years as a professor of ancient art at John Cabot University in Rome. He recently traveled to Anekor, Cambodia. Etha B. Fox, MBA'51, volunteered for 40 years for Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic, audiotaping textbooks for law students. Sheldon W. Samuels, AB'51, is to have his paper "Philosophic Perspectives: Community, Communications, and Occupational Disease Causation" published in the International Journal of Health Services.

William H. Sickels, PhB'51, has retired as a business manager and microcomputer consultant at the University of Illinois and volunteers for the Chicago Computer Society. He and wife Lois Zoufal Sickels, AB'53, AM'57, live in Hyde Park, and their two sons, Lab Schools alumni Edward and Malcolm, live with their families in New Jersey and Michigan. Karl E. Zimmer, AB'51, retired five years ago from the University of California linguistics department and would like to hear from his old friends at


Having worked in her husband's company for ten years, Thelma Y. Gruenbaum, AB'52, AM'56, is writing a book on small business. Hubert C. Huebl, AB'52, continues practicing general surgery and has become involved with a surgical teaching program affiliated with the University of Michigan.


George W. Bahlke, AB'53, AM'56, lives in Clinton, NY, and teaches English at Hamilton College. Wife Valerie Worth Bahlke, a children's writer, died July 31, 1994. Her book All the Small Poems and Fourteen More (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) has been published posthumously. Stanley M. Janikowski, MBA'53, in his retirement, joined an Elderhostel service program and taught English at a summer camp in Poland. James M. Ridgway, PhD'53, and his wife "roughed it" last July on a Cunard Crown Dynasty cruise in Alaska. In October, Ridgway addressed the annual seminar of the American Civil Defense Association, speaking on "The American Public: Fat, Happy, and Doomed." Lois Zoufal Sickels, AB'53, AM'57, see 1951, William H. Sickels.


Bert Z. Goodwin, AB'54, JD'57, see 1934, Belle Korshak Goldstrich. Marshall J. Hartman, AB'54, JD'57, was named a deputy defender in the capital-litigation division of the Illinois State Appellate Defender Agency. In October he spoke on the new habeas corpus legislation at the John Marshall Law School's two-day seminar on the death penalty.


Gerald M. Sass, AM'55, executive vice president of the Freedom Forum, won the University of Hawaii Regents' medal of distinction in September for his work with the Freedom Forum's Asian scholarship program.


Howard K. Ammer-man, AM'50, PhD'56, would like to hear from those who will join him in supporting the U.S. Institute of Peace, which promotes nonviolent resolutions of international conflicts. Matthew A. Zuckerbraun, AB'56, AB'57, writes to report "a lot of excitement over a new granddaughter, Alexandria Miller Cassano--our second," as well as the publication of stepson Stuart Miller's book (with coauthor Sharon Seitz), The Other Islands of New York.


Kenneth W. Dam, JD'57, and Dallin H. Oaks, JD'57, see 1934, Belle Korshak Goldstrich.


Marilyn L. Schaefer, AM'58, a professor in art and advertising design at CUNY's New York City Technical College (City Tech), spent four "wonderful" summers at St. John's College and received her master's in liberal education there in 1979. "I recommend the program to all who would like another crack at Euclid, Locke, et al.," she writes. Gerhard Stoll, SB'58, JD'61, practices law in San Francisco. His fourth and youngest child will begin college in the fall.


Donald E. Fouts, AB'59, presides over the Federation of Independent Illinois Colleges and Universities, headquartered in Springfield, where he promotes legislative funding of financial-aid programs for private college and university students. Norval B. Stephens, Jr., MBA'59, was elected chair of the board of Delta Tau Delta's educational foundation.

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