|Ben B. Hershberg 23, retired partner of civil engineering firm Hershberg & Hershberg; Aug. 12. Stuart H. Crouse 30, retired founder of Crouse Refrigeration Service; July 29. Fred P. DeChristopher 31, former engineer, Dobtecki & Beattie; May 2002. M. Russel Bassel 32, former civil engineer for Ford, Bacon & Davis engineering consultants, WWII Army veteran and Bronze Star recipient; July 16. James C. Rogers 33, retired civilian head of quality control, Portsmouth, N.H., Naval Shipyard, who subsequently owned and operated a surveying business for 30 years; summer 2002. George E. Mitchell 34, retired engineering manager for IBM; July 23. Leonard C. Pratt 34, former vice president, engineering, Millers Falls Tool Co., where he introduced double insulation into the design of electric tools, patent holder, and co-founder, Florence and Leonard Pratt Boating Center for Girl Scouts; June 28.
Paul E. Lunquist 35, retired engineer for Stearns and Rogers of Denver, who played an active role in the development of dry dock technology during WWII; May 24. Robert L. Maurer 35, dean emeritus, graduate studies, California State University; March 22. Victor L. Perrotta 35, retired from the U.S. Corps of Engineers, golf and cooking enthusiast; April 4. William A. Malthaner 37, retired electrical engineer for AT&T Bell Labs, whose research led to the electronic switching system; July 24.
Walter A. Fallon, M.S. 41, retired chief executive, president, and chairman of Eastman Kodak Co., credited with building the foundation for much of the success of the multibillion-dollar company; July 24. Frederic C. Billingsley 42, former member technical staff, California Institute of Technology and grandson of longtime Rensselaer professor Charles Crockett; May 31. Andrew Sabatiuk 43, M.S. 48, former aeronautical engineer for Curtiss-Wright and General Electric, patent holder involved in compressor and related research, active Rensselaer alumnus, and Navy veteran; June 28. John H. Fabricius 45, retired senior vice president, BTU Engineering Co., formerly with Sprague Electric Co., and WWII Navy veteran; July 27.
Joseph H. Smith Jr. 46, retired assistant dean of engineering and associate professor of electrical, computer, and systems engineering at Rensselaer, recipient of many honors including the Darrin Counseling Award, and WWII Navy veteran; Aug. 5. Robert B. Childers 47, retired U.S. Navy commander; December 2000. Joseph H. Judd 47, retired aerospace engineer, NASA; Feb. 19. Francis E. Medon, MCE 47, Ph.D. 49, former environmental engineer with Pennwalt Corp., previously with Allied Chemical, and professor at Widener University; Aug. 13. Arnold B. Medbery 48, former mechanical engineer, U.S. Navy and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; May 2002. William A. Kelly 49, retired mechanical engineer, Lukens Steel Co., named volunteer of the year in Delaware, and Navy veteran; Aug. 8. Ernest L. Varney 49, retired general manager, operations planning and procedures, for National Fuel Gas; Aug. 22.
John E. Donaher 50, former systems analyst, Arvin Industries; April 18. Bradford C. Healy 50, retired lieutenant colonel, U.S. Air Force, former navigator and research development officer; June 26. Charles W. Mallory 50, retired senior technical adviser, Westinghouse Electric Corp., and retired commander, Navy Civil Engineer Corps, whose role in a mapping expedition in Antarctica resulted in Admiral Byrd naming Mallory Point for him; June 6. Henry T. Vagt Jr. 50, former engineering specialist, Singer Co., Kearfott Division; July 14. William Weisberger 50, former divisional manager and regional manufacturing director of Health-Tex Childrens Clothing Inc., and director of engineering for Cheeseborough Ponds, and decorated WWII Army Air Corps veteran; July 16. Anthony F. Gallo 51, retired supervising engineer, transmission group, New York Telephone, and WWII Army veteran and Purple Heart recipient; June 29. Donald S. Rudolph 52, retired, engineering and marketing, Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, school board member, and U.S. Navy veteran; July 10.
Jack J. Bulloff, Ph.D. 53, former chief counseling scientist, NYS Legislature Commission on Science & Technology, former professor, SUNY Albany, former research associate, Battelle Memorial Institute, much published author and patent holder; July 19. Paul H. Flux 53, former operations manager, Phelps ABC Civil Engineering; March 20. John H. Winegard 53, retired manufacturers representative, Jay-Win Associates; Aug. 8. David W. McGarvey 54, retired after 30-year career with IBM, SeniorNet teacher at University of South Florida, and local Sierra Club officer ; June 21. William F. Coates Jr. 57, former vice president, Algonquin Gas Transmission Co., active in the natural gas industry, former water department commissioner, and avid sailor; June 29. Michael R. Basila, Ph.D. 58, retired president, Improtec, formerly with Gulf Research & Development and Nales Chemical Co.; May 31, 1999. Michael G. Block 59, former psychiatrist with the state of New Jersey, and U.S. Navy medical doctor; Aug. 22.
Bruce R. Richardson, M.M.G. 60, former manufacturing manager, Monsanto Co.; April 7. Kenneth Schoen, M.S. 61, retired chairman of Worcester State Colleges math/computer science department, honored for his volunteer work for the AARP Tax-Aide Program; July 10. John H. Walczyk Jr. 69, M.S. 71, former senior engineer and manager, IBM; 2002.
Bruce N. Brown 72, former engineering director, Boorum & Pease Co.; Aug. 24, 2001. Brian A. Kelly, M.E. 74, professional engineer and certified health physicist, co-founder of Integrated Environmental Management, whose career was spent in management of hazardous and radioactive waste; June 24. Dean R. Wellington 83, MBA 84, president, Wellington Consulting, and Stephen Van Rensselaer Patroon of Rensselaer; Aug. 15.
George Rickey, former Rensselaer professor, known for abstract kinetic sculptures, one of the only major 20th-century artists to produce sculptures with moving parts; July 17.
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