Julian R. Goldsmith, SB40, PhD47, a geochemist
and founder of the University of Chicagos geophysical sciences
department, died January 23. He was 80. Goldsmith pioneered research
on minerals under high temperatures and high pressures to better
understand processes within the Earths crust. He also studied
feldspars and carbonate minerals. In 1961, he helped to merge the
U of Cs departments of geology and meteorology into the geophysical
sciences department. Associate dean of the Division of Physical
Sciences from 1962 to 1972, he became chair of the geophysical sciences
department in 1963, a position he held until 1971. Goldsmith was
president of the Geochemical Society, the Mineralogical Society
of America, and the Geological Society of America. Appointed by
President Lyndon Johnson, he was on the National Science Board from
1964 to 1970. In 1988, Goldsmith received the Toebling Medal of
the Mineralogical Society of America for career achievement. He
is survived by his wife, Ethel Frank Goldsmith, AB40;
two sons, including Richard N. Goldsmith, AM69; and
William R. Keast, AB36, PhD47, an English professor
and university president, died June 27, 1998, in Lebanon, NH. He
was 83. Keast was president of Wayne State University from 1965
to 1971. By attacking racism, establishing the Center for Urban
Studies and the Commission on the Status of Women, and leading his
students in protest marches, Keast kept Wayne State from experiencing
the violence common to campuses in the 1960s. Earlier, he taught
English at the U of C (19381951), and served as chair of the
English department, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and
vice president of academic affairs at Cornell. Keast finished his
career at the University of Texas, where he chaired the English
department and was director of special library collections. Survivors
include a son; two daughters; and several grandchildren.
Jay A. Pritzker, a University life trustee, board chair
of Hyatt Corp. and Hyatt International Corp., and one of Chicagos
top philanthropists, died January 23 at age 76. He helped build
his familys wealth through entrepreneurial risk-taking and
innovation in business ventures like the Hyatt Hotel chain, pioneering
the atrium design now standard in hotel architecture and offering
the first real airport hotels. Pritzker was also active in his familys
philanthropic activities, especially toward the University of Chicago
Hospitals and the Pritzker School of Medicine. Among survivors are
his wife, Cindy; three sons, including Thomas J. Pritzker,
JD76, MBA76; a daughter; and 13 grandchildren.
Charles N. Eckstein, X27, an expert on the rules of
golf, died November 18 in his Ann Arbor, MI, home. He was 92. Director
and president of the Chicago District Golf Association in the 1950s
and director of the Western Golf Association from 1959 to 1972,
Eckstein volunteered throughout the country at major and amateur
golf tournaments. In 1996, the United States Golf Association gave
him its first Joseph C. Dey Award for meritorious service as a volunteer.
Eckstein wrote the Western Golf Associations caddie training
manual, still used today. Survivors include his wife, Virginia;
a son; a sister; and a granddaughter.
Margaret E. Terrell, AM27, a home economics professor
at the University of Washington for 42 years, died August 19 at
age 98. Terrell specialized in the principles of the food-service
business; her nationally known dietetics internship program at UW
trained more than 400 students. Revisions of her best-selling cookbook,
Large Quantity Recipes, kept her busy well past her 1970
retirement. Terrell is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Anna H. Alexa, SB28, SM41, an educator and
social activist, died March 25, 1997, at age 89. She taught science
and geography at Shurz and Tully High Schools in Chicago until retiring.
An accomplished pianist, Alexa assisted the American Friends Service
Committee and other Quaker endeavors, visited shut-ins, and read
for Recordings for the Blind.
Mary Baldridge Connors, PhB30, died October 1 in Winfield,
IL. She was 89. Connors, a pianist and violinist, started her second
career as a teacher and principal at age 50. She served as principal
of Sandridge School in Dolton, IL, and later tutored children at
St. James the Apostle Catholic Church in Glen Ellyn, IL, for 10
years. She is survived by three sons, including Chester L. Connors,
MBA67; a daughter; a sister; and 20 grandchildren, including
Timothy L. Connors, MBA91.
Stella Winn Bergman, PhB36, died September 6 at her
home in Evanston, IL. She was 95. As a social worker with the Jewish
Family and Community Service from 1962 to 1976, Bergman taught refugees
from the former Soviet Union, Morocco, and Egypt how to live in
Chicagofrom renting an apartment to shopping for groceries.
A state casework supervisor for the Federal Transient Division in
Omaha, and a district medical supervisor for the Chicago Relief
Administration, she also worked for the Cook County Department of
Public Welfare. Survivors include two sons; two sisters; and four
Daniel B. Blake III, AB36, JD37, MBA51,
an attorney for the U.S. State Department, died September 23 in
Alexandria, VA, at age 86. A WWII veteran, Blake served on the industry
team that helped to restore public services in Germany after the
war. Retiring from the Army in 1972 as a colonel, Blake helped organize
the Gary, IN, Junior Chamber of Commerce. From 1954 to 1978, he
worked for the State Department as a contracts negotiator for international
assistance programs, then returned to private practice. He is survived
by his wife, Leone Bruce; three children; and four grandchildren.
Robert E. Haythorne, AB36, JD38, a retired
partner with the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis, died October
15 in Geneva, IL. He was 82. After graduation, Haythorne was a staff
attorney at the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington,
DC. The WWII veteran was assigned to the staff of the U.S. chief
counsel for the Nuremburg war-crime trials. After leaving active
duty, he worked at two Chicago law firms, was vice president and
general counsel of American Marietta Corp., and returned to private
practice in 1961, joining Kirkland & Ellis in 1963. There, he
represented such clients as the Chicago Tribune, the Portland Cement
Association, and, during the 1968 drivers strike, the Checker
and Yellow Taxi Companies. Survivors include a son, Robert E.
Haythorne Jr., MBA75, and a daughter.
Allen D. Schwartz, AB39, AM40, died August
28 in Skokie, IL. He was 79. Schwartz owned Conway Camera on Chicagos
Near North Side for more than 35 years, retiring in 1977. He organized
theater trips, conducted literary discussion groups, and led outings
to the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. Schwartz also taught literature
at Oakton Community College and New Trier Extension and served as
Skokies fine arts commissioner. Among survivors are his wife,
Vivian Mitchel; three sons; two daughters, including Julie M.
Schwartz, AM98; and eight grandchildren.
Thomas Brill, SB40, a member of the U of Cs
Manhattan Project team, died September 28 at age 78. Joining the
Manhattan Project in April 1942, he designed the instrumentation
used to measure the first nuclear chain reaction. He continued at
Argonne National Laboratory until 1960 as director of the electronics
division. From 1961 to 1970, Brill worked at Honeywell edp and then
Sangamo. In 1971, he joined Metrix, where he built perfusion equipment
for medical and research uses until his 1993 retirement. Brill is
survived by his wife, Betty; two daughters; one son; and three grandchildren.
Edward H. Norton, AB40, JD42, an attorney in
Chicago for 52 years, died in Ventura, CA, on February 19, 1998.
He was 79. Survivors include his brother, Raymond M. Norton,
AB42, JD48; three sons; one daughter; and a grandson.
Ai C. Tsai, AM40, DB41, a Seattle minister,
died August 6 at age 84. After translating for the U.S. Navy during
WWII and for the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration
in China, he moved to Seattle in 1948, where he was pastor of the
Japanese Congregational Church until his retirement in 1979. Survivors
include his wife, Ryo Morikawa; three children, including daughter
Bilin P. Tsai, SB71; a brother; a sister; and seven
Walter Adams, X42, an expert on corporate power and
antitrust issues, died September 8 in East Lansing, MI. He was 78.
After fighting in the Battle of the Bulge and earning the Bronze
Star in WWII, Adams taught economics at Michigan State University
from 1947 to 1993, serving as president of MSU for nine months in
1969. In 1953, he joined a federal committee to study antitrust
laws. A defender of antitrust legislation, Adams wrote or co-wrote
14 books highlighting the dangers of putting economic power in the
hands of the few, including The Tobacco Wars, published last
September. Adams is survived by his wife, Pauline; a son; and two
Arthur I. Bloomfield, PhD42, an economist and educator,
died October 6 in Bethesda, MD, at age 84. After receiving his Ph.D.,
he joined the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, serving as senior
economist and consultant until 1958. Bloomfield advised both the
Korean Ministry of Finance and the United Nations Korean Reconstruction
Agency. In 1958, Bloomfield joined the University of Pennsylvania,
where he remained until 1985. Bloomfield wrote many books on international
trade and finance, including Capital Imports and the U.S. Balance
of Payments and Monetary Policy under the International Gold Standards,
18801914. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; a sister;
and a stepson.
John E. Fagg, AM39, PhD42, a historian of Latin
America and Spain, died October 3 in Austin, TX. He was 81. Teaching
at New York University from 1946 to 1981, Fagg chaired its history
department during most of the 1960s and directed its center for
Latin American and Caribbean studies (19611965, 19771979).
While at NYU, he was also assistant dean of the Graduate School
of Arts and Science. Fagg served as a consultant to the Department
of Defense and to Crowell-Collier Publishing Company. His books
include Cuba, Haiti, & the Dominican Republic, Pan Americanism,
and Latin America: A General History. He is survived by a cousin,
John Tom Campbell, and four nephews and nieces.
Mildred E. B. Smith, AB42, an agricultural economist,
died August 12 in Hartford, CT. She was 99. Smith left college during
WWI to join the Womens Land Army in Vermont, where her farming
experiences led to a career at the Connecticut Agricultural College
(later the University of Connecticut). During WWII, she worked for
the Office of Price Administration, monitoring New Englands
milk production. After returning to the University of Connecticut
as an assistant professor, Smith started a TV program called Millies
Market Basket, featuring advice on nutrition. Smith retired in 1963.
Survivors include nine nieces and nephews.
Glenn G. Wiltsey, PhD44, founder and first chair
of the political science department at the University of Rochester,
died August 25 in Rochester at age 95. As department chair from
1945 to 1962, Wiltsey oversaw the development of its honors program
and laid the foundation for its graduate program. Wiltsey also taught
at the University of Nebraska and what is now Roosevelt University
in Chicago. A former president of the New York State Political Science
Association, he headed the Rochester School Board and the Rochester/Monroe
County Humane Society. Wiltsey is survived by his son, Robert.
Jean McEldowney Fultz, X45, a Chicago activist, died
October 10 at age 77. Former president of the Mary McDowell Settlement
and a board member of the Chicago Commons Association, Fultz was
active in the U of C Service League and the Scholarship and Guidance
Association. Among survivors are her husband, Dave Fultz,
SB41, PhD47, professor emeritus of geophysical sciences
at the U of C; two daughters, Katharine R. Fultz, AB82,
and Martha Fultz Monlick, U-High64; a son, David
Fultz, U-High69; and two grandchildren.
Arnold M. Flamm, PhB47, JD50, died July 20
at age 73 in Chicago. An expert in local and state taxation, he
began a private practice in 1950. During the 1970s, Flamm argued
the constitutionality of a state tax law before the U.S. Supreme
Court. Chair of the Chicago Bar Associations real-estate taxation
and constitutional law committees, he made the Order of the Coif
and was editor of the Law Review at the U of C. Survivors include
his wife, Lola; four sons, including Eric M. Flamm, MBA82;
and six grandchildren.
John E. Yarnelle, SM47, a professor of mathematics,
died September 11 in Arizona at age 88. He taught mathematics for
28 years at Hanover College in Indiana and, after retiring, was
a visiting professor of mathematics at Baylor University in Waco,
TX. Survivors include his wife, Catherine.
Signi L. Falk, PhD48, a professor emerita of English
at Coe College, died November 24 in Grinnell, IA. She was 91. Falk
wrote two books, Tennessee Williams and Archibald MacLeish, before
her 1971 retirement from Coe. Active in the League of Women Voters,
the Civil Liberties Union, Amnesty International, Common Cause,
and the Unitarian Universalist Church, Falk served on the Iowa advisory
committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (19721982)
and on a White House committee on the elderly in 1981. Survivors
include a sister, Florence, and a nephew.
Miriam Dubin Holsen, AB48, an educator, died June
11, 1998, at age 69. Beginning her career as a teacher in Spain
and Chile, Holsen then taught math and computer programming in the
Washington, DC, public schools from 1966 until her 1990 retirement.
She is survived by her husband, John A. Holsen, AB48, AM52;
four daughters; one son; and five grandchildren.
Arthur W. Fort, PhB49, SM51, a chemistry teacher
and researcher, died May 13, 1998, at age 74. A WWII Army lieutenant,
he was a professor of organic chemistry at the University of Kentucky
for several years before becoming a research chemist with Shell
Oil in northern California. For the past 20 years, he was a senior
research chemist at the Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research.
Fort is survived by four children; three sisters; and six grandchildren.
Martin J. Svaglic, PhD49, professor emeritus of English
at Loyola University Chicago, died October 4 in Evanston, IL. He
was 80. Svaglic, an authority on 19th-century literature and a specialist
in the Oxford Movement, taught at Loyola for almost 45 years before
his 1983 retirement. He published the Oxford English translation
of Cardinal John Henry Newmans Apologia Pro Vita Sua
and Newmans Idea of a University with Rinehart Books.
A visiting professor at the U of C in 1964, Svaglic wrote articles
for Modern Philology, Victorian Studies, and Proceedings of the
Modern Language Association, for which he was also a reader. Chair
of the Modern Language Associations Victorian section, he
served as president of the College English Association of Chicago.
Ann Laird Millizen, SB51, a retired nurse, died June
1, 1998, in Monticello, IL. She was 92. In 1935, Millizen joined
the University of Illinois Research and Education Hospital, and
was director of nursing from 1939 to 1956. She taught Red Cross
nurses aides during WWII and was one of the first nurses in
Chicago to receive a Red Cross pin. A founder of the University
of Illinois College of Nursing, Millizen was its acting director
from 1943 to 1951.
Richard H. Earle, AB52, SB54, MD57, SM57,
an expert in pulmonary medicine, died October 31 at age 65. Chair
of the internal medicine department at Christ Hospital and Medical
Center in Oak Lawn, IL, Earle had previously led the hospitals
pulmonary disease section. From 1965 to 1973, he was an associate
professor at the University of Chicago Hospitals. Earle taught at
Rush Medical College and the University of Michigan, writing more
than a dozen articles on pulmonary medicine. He also served in the
Army as a preventive-medicine captain. Survivors include his wife,
Jane; a daughter; two sisters; and two brothers.
Lynn L. Hageman, DB56, founder of a center for addicts
in Harlem, died October 3 in East Harlem, NY. He was 67. After graduation,
Hageman worked in Chicagos welfare department and with a drug-rehabilitation
program at St. Marks Episcopal Church. In 1959, he moved to
East Harlem and became an Evangelical United Brethren minister,
his attempt to enter the Episcopal ministry having been denied because
he was married to a black woman. In 1963, Hageman founded Exodus
House using a rehabilitation approach that included spiritual guidance,
group therapy, and artisan training. His program helped thousands
of addicts. A participant in the civil-rights movement, Hageman
spent time in an Albany, GA, jail with Martin Luther King Jr. He
is survived by his wife, Leola; two sons; a daughter; a sister;
and three granddaughters.
Walt P. Risler, AM49, PhD62, a professor of
sociology and public and environmental affairs at Indiana University,
South Bend, died June 2. A specialist in criminology, counseling,
and the sociological aspects of mental illness, Risler was the coordinator
of the universitys criminal justice programs. He was director
of the Parkview juvenile detention home, chief probation officer
of St. Joseph County Juvenile Court, president of the St. Joseph
County Sheriff Merit Board, and vice president of the South Bend
Crime Commission. Risler is survived by his wife, Doris; five children;
and five grandchildren.
David C. Mendelson, SM66, a physician and champion
of medical ethics, died of brain cancer June 23, 1998, in Rochester,
NY. He was 55. Mendelson, who began a private internal medicine
practice in Rochester in 1979, was a member of New Yorks Board
of Professional Medical Conduct. Shortly before his death, he established
the David C. Mendelson Fund for Medical Ethics at Genesee Hospital
in Rochester. Among survivors are his wife, Leslie; two children;
and two brothers, including Alan Mendelson, PhD71.
Russell E. Mooney Jr., MBA67, died of cancer August
30 in Memphis, TN. He was 69. During his career, Mooney served as
financial vice president of Montgomery Ward & Co. in Chicago,
financial vice president and treasurer of Montgomery Ward Credit
Corp. in Wilmington, DE, and financial vice president and treasurer
of Republic Mortgage Investors in Miami. He also established Mooney
& Associates in Miami, working in financial consulting and commercial
real estate. Survivors include his wife, Liz.
Herbert W. Miller, MBA69, owner of Pearce Lighting
Co. in Indianapolis and designer of the exterior lighting for Chicagos
Tribune Tower, died October 12 in an automobile accident near his
Lebanon, IN, home. He was 58. After spending several years in Taiwan,
Miller settled in Lebanon in 1985. He is survived by his wife, Lois;
two daughters; two brothers; a sister; and one grandson.
Lawrence B. Evans, X75, died of renal cancer November
11 at age 45. He is survived by his wife, Kathryn Schreckengost
Timothy R. Renner, SM74, PhD79, a nuclear physicist,
died November 17 of colon cancer. He was 48. A staff scientist at
the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory at the University of California,
Berkeley, he did biomedical research. One of Renners projects
achieved unprecedented precision in radiation treatment for cancer
patients. He and his colleagues work in radiation treatment
has become a basic technique in the international field. As a team
leader of a project at the laboratorys Advanced Light Source,
Renner helped to create and build a system that reliably directs
X-rays to targets one-50th the diameter of a human hair. Survivors
include his wife, Susie; a daughter; a son; his mother; a brother;
and a sister.