|Zaka I. Slawsky 33, retired head of physics research, Naval Surface Weapons Center, patent holder, awarded the Distinguished Civilian Service Award, and co-founder with his brother Milton 33 of the Slawsky Physics Clinic at the University of Maryland; June 4. John T. Toot 33, retired from General Electric after 31 years, ambulance corps volunteer, and genealogist; May 23. Albert V. Willett 33, retired from DuPont after 34 years, business school instructor and SCORE counselor, weaver and musician; Jan. 21. L. Alvin Chase 34, former mechanical engineer with the Bristol Co. and the Stanley Works; April 12. Leon Herbert Clark 34, of Cumming, Ga., retired manager of plant services for General Electric, former sanitary engineer for W.H. Solomon & Kies, and motel owner; April 4. Robert E. Lenhard 34, former managing director, Compressed Gas Association, formerly with Executive Air Reduction Sales Co., Ohio Chemical Surgical Equipment Co., and active in civic organizations; March 3. DeYarman Wallace 34, pioneer in the field of environmental control with Youngstown Sheet and Tube Co., patent holder, active in professional organizations, including a federal advisory committee, and community affairs; May 31.
Norman J. Frank 35, retired structural engineer for Beck, Simon and Mantel, Jersey City, N.J., active in the Boy Scouts for 40 years and in choral singing; March 29. Lloyd W. Rittenhouse 35, retired president, Rittenhouse Co., manufacturer of door chimes and signaling transformers; May 8. Frederick E. Pierse 37, retired engineer, DuPont, formerly with Detroit Edison Co., H.K. Ferguson Co., and the Navy Bureau of Ordnance; June 2003. Phillip G. Ackor 38, retired facilities designer for Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Group; April 19. Charles R. Culp 39, retired evaluation engineer, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; April 18.
George T. Baltus 40, retired president and chairman, Hydraulic Servocontrols Corp., formerly with Bell Aerospace, inducted into the Niagara Frontier Aviation Hall of Fame; March 13. James F. Fouhy Jr. 40, former construction manager for Turner Construction Co. and Walter Kidde Construction, manager of construction for the New York City Board of Education, clerk of the works in Middletown, N.J., and Navy veteran; April 12. Philip F. Anundson 41, retired owner, Anundson Construction Building and Supply; Jan. 1. V. James Manzella 41, surgeon, former vice president of N.Y. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and WWII and Korean War Navy veteran; April 15. Richard D. Nadler 41, retired treasurer, Nadler Bros. Dairy, active in community organizations, and WWII Navy veteran; May 5. Ignatius C. Savadelis 42, retired member, technical staff, at Bell Telephone Laboratories; May 8. Howard L. Phillips 43, retired engineering manager for large steam turbine generators at General Electric, and WWII Army Air Force veteran; April 13.
Walter F. Dudziak 45, a specialist in nuclear physics for more than 40 years, honored for lifetime achievement by the U.S. Department of Defense, and WWII Army veteran of the Manhattan project; April 9. William C. Beck 45, a former Hump Pilot in WWII, retired consultant, active in volunteer work; April 10. Enoch J. Durbin, M.M.E. 47, retired professor, mechanical and aerospace engineering, Princeton University; May 27. Mitchell Johnson Jr. 47, retired electrical engineer, Lawrence Pump and Engine Co., and WWII Army Air Corps veteran; June 23. Edwin R. Middleton 47, former geologist for the USGS, former engineer for Fairchild Camera, Lockheed, and Martin Marietta, honored for his work on the Corona Project, and WWII Navy veteran; March 4. E. William Wales 47, retired owner, Tech Product Sales Co., former manager of engineered product sales, C.B. Thaw Co., and WWII Navy veteran; May 10. Luther T. Chesnut III 48, retired U.S. Navy lieutenant commander, civil engineer for Bechtel Corp. and Ebasco, and WWII Navy veteran; June 6. Thomas G. Faria 48, owner and president of Thomas G. Faria Corp., manufacturer of speedometers and tachometers, and of Sheffield Laboratories, toothpaste manufacturer; April 16. John A. Howell 49, retired president of J&J Foundry Inc., and decorated WWII Army veteran; March 13. Jules A. Meylan 49, retired from Grumman Aerospace, formerly with United Aircraft, and WWII Army veteran; April 25.
John L. Donnelly 50, retired product line QA group leader, GE Utica; May 16. Robert H. Nealy 50, former vice president of Autoclave Engineers, owner of Integrated Systems Inc., inventor, big band drummer, and WWII Army Air Force veteran; Dec. 13, 2002. Donald M. Smith 50, retired architectural draftsman, Cochran, Stephenson and Donkervoet, watercolorist, Scoutmaster, and WWII Navy veteran; March 24. Paul A. Bray Jr. 51, a pioneer in the application of photography to all phases of aviation, producer of aircraft training films, technical expert, longtime pilot, and Army veteran; May 5. Joseph R. Clements 51, retired sales and marketing representative, Boeing, and WWII Air Force veteran; May 26. Hermann A. Haus, M.M.E. 51, MIT professor and authority on optical communications, NAS member and National Medal of Science recipient; May 21. Edward S. Lyon 51, retired supervisor, Paper Services Division, Kodak Co., genealogist, and WWII Navy veteran; March 12. Thaddeus P. Albinski 52, retired from the U.S. Coast Guard and the New York City School Construction Authority, and Army Air Corps veteran; April 13. Arthur W. Farrell 52, retired vice president of ABC Rail Corp., and retired Naval Reserve commander; May 15. Anne Predential Schneider 52, M.S. 72, freelance writer and technical writing instructor at Rensselaer at Hartford, and WWII Army Air Corps veteran; April 18. S. Lawrence Hornstein 53, retired president, Underpinning and Foundation Constructors Inc.; April 2003.
Dov Weidenfeld 55, former technical specialist and project manager, design/mechanical, Xerox Corp., and retired engineer, Defense Logistics Department of Defense Contract Management Team, Feb. 21. Philip K. Roberts Jr., M.M.E. 58, retired director of technology evaluation, Teleco Oilfield Services, former engineer for aerospace firms, and Korean War Navy veteran; May 17. Walter L. Glitzenstein, M.M.E. 59, retired project engineer, Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Group, active on ski patrol; April 22.
Roger C. Merrifield 60, retired oceanographer with the U.S. Navy, awarded the departments Meritorious and Sustained Meritorious Civilian Service awards; March 21. Ernest N. Pearson, M.M.E. 61, nuclear engineer, formerly with Aerospace Corp. among others, and WWII Marine Corps veteran; March 24. William L. Parsons 62, retired staff engineer, Texas Instruments, formerly with IBM and Storage Technology, and Korean War Army Signal Corps veteran; March 26. Philip H. Peters Jr., Ph.D. 62, former research scientist with General Electric Research & Development Center, vice president and director of research at Environment One, inventor and holder of more than 30 patents, and planning board member; July 22. Kenneth R. Klippel, M.M.G. 65, former technical services director, Sterling Drug, then owner of his own pharmacy consulting business; May 24. Floyd F. Dooris 66, director of special projects, finance and engineering, with Central Hudson, active with church missions, travel, and mountaineering; May 28. Barry M. Leiner 67, director of NASAs Research Institute for Advanced Computer Science, and former manager, DARPA, where he helped establish Internet communication protocols; April 2.
Terry J. Crannell, M.S. 75, environmental specialist with the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, and avid athletic competitor in motocross racing, skiing, and paddling; May 13. Carolyn Coles Butler, M.S. 76, retired registrar at the West Hartford Branch of the University of Connecticut; July 10. Larry F. Schwartz 82, senior manager, MCI Communications Corp., and nationally known marathon cyclist; May 4. Simone F. Campbell 95, former quality assurance and reliability engineer, Xerox Corp., also with Ethicon; June 2. Aaron B. Rush 95, employed by Raytheon Corp.; May 20.
David L. Carson, professor emeritus of communication, 1976-1994, former director of the masters program in technical writing and communication, and retired lieutenant colonel, U.S. Air Force; July 11.
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