|Alfred R. Bayer 31, retired chief chemical engineer for Brooklyn Union Gas Co., consultant, and professor at Cooper Union and the University of Algiers; April 7. Sheldon P. Beeman 31, former electrical engineer with Con Edison, purchasing supervisor with Westinghouse, and retired from Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory; Oct. 22, 2001. Guido J. Ossola 32, formerly with Hendy Machine Co., retired from Ingersoll Rand; June 13. Henry C. Ott 32, Ph.D. 37, retired nuclear engineer for Ebasco Services, formerly with U.S. Atomic Energy Commission; March 10. Simeon H. Decelles 34, former chemical engineer at General Electric Co., insurance agent for Equitable Life Assurance Society, and certified financial consultant, active in community affairs; March 11. Arnold W. Pohl 34, retired associate chief of staff for education, Albany Veterans Administration Hospital, former practicing physician and professor at Albany Medical College; Feb. 20. Wilbur G. Smith, M.E. 34, retired general manager, Sparrows Point and Lackawanna plants of Bethlehem Steel Corp., involved in civic affairs, gardening, and cabinetmaking; May 9.
Charles N. Gregory Jr. 36, former cathodic protection engineer with the Southern Counties Gas Co., retired from Pacific Bell Telephone Co.; March 13. James A. Dorrance 37, former consulting engineer for the N.Y.S. Department of Health, original coach of Peewee Hockey in Troy, and high school and college hockey coach; May 25. Orlo A. Ewing 37, whose career included working in manufacturing, management, university development, and heavy industry machine research and development in Pennsylvania, later a consultant for corporate acquisitions and mergers; May 11. C. Philip Getter 37, of Aurora, Colo., retired electrical engineer; Sept. 11, 2000. Edward J. Waring 37, retired supervisor of structural engineering for New York state, former bridge engineer, and WWII Navy veteran; Feb. 11. John P. Rowan 38, former corporate pilot for Gulf Oil and Blaw-Knox, and retired lieutenant colonel, U.S. Air Force; Feb. 19. Martin J. Schaeffer 38, retired president, A&V Service Labs, former vice president, American Chewing Products, and ham radio operator; March 16.
William Cummings 40, retired research chemist at Uniroyal and fishing enthusiast; March 26. Sigurd O. Johnson, M.M.E. 40, former sales representative at Buffalo Forge Co., and former president, Johnson & Heckel Inc.; May 26. William C. Koch 40, of Port Charlotte, Fla., retired chemical engineer; June 4, 2001. James A. Mero 40, longtime partner of the firm Harrison & Mero, Architect and Engineering, which he operated with William Harrison 32 in Troy, N.Y.; July 9. Richard M. Savage 40, retired chemist with General Electric Silicone Products Division, patent holder, and WWII Army veteran; June 23. Steadman M. Van Buren 40, retired dentist in East Greenbush, N.Y., active in Rotary, and WWII Army veteran; April 11. Robert F. McCartney 41, retired after a 50-year career with the DuPont Co., and Navy veteran; April 10. Richard L. Elliott 42, of New Berlin, N.Y., retired consultant; March 17. Douglas A. King 42, retired senior engineering specialist, hydrodynamics, Rockwell International Corp.; March 12. Carl J. Ferber 43, retired practicing physician in Cleveland, Ohio, and Army Air Corps veteran; June 4. Hugh E. Smith 44, retired patent attorney for the Norton Co., who ran a popular campers gear business in St. Petersburg, Fla., for 20 years, and WWII Army veteran; June 8.
Arthur Zimet 45, a designer and builder of houses, and WWII Air Force veteran; June 7. Walter B. Patterson Jr. 46, retired chemical engineer with Sun Co. in Philadelphia, active in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and Navy veteran; April 28. Howard G. Smith 46, former economist for the Federal Reserve System and later the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston, and decorated WWII Army veteran; May 16. Howard S. Jarrett 47, a retired physicist for the DuPont Co., who had numerous patents and publications; March 19. Leonard B. Mackey 47, retired vice president and general patent counsel of ITT Corp., active with the intellectual property bar and with civic activities in Rye, N.Y., and an avid sailor; April 2. Clifford J. Snyder Jr. 47, retired central office supervisor for NYNEX, and WWII Army veteran; June 1. Frederick R. Hays 48, retired physicist at American Optical, consultant to optical companies, active in community affairs, and WWII Navy veteran; June 13. Sanford C. Johnson 49, retired from Gannett Fleming, earlier with Myers-Macomber, Brookhart & Tyo, active in professional societies, and WWII Navy veteran; June 25. William E. Waldron Jr. 49, a retired tool and die engineer with U.S. Steel Corp., and WWII Navy veteran; April 14. Edward A. Wheeler 49, retired supervisor, Army Material Command Assurance Industrial Training Program, Army Electronics Command, Fort Monmouth, N.J., and decorated WWII Army veteran; June 26.
Theodore C. Carnavos 50, retired vice president and general manager, Noranda Metal Industries; May 30, 2001. Jerome Lamprecht 50, a WWII Navy veteran who founded an engineering consulting firm in Baltimore, was a lifelong aviator, and piloted a single-engine Beechcraft around the world; May 31. Charles N. Pratt 50, a former architect with Walker and Poor, J. Gordon Carr, and Edward Durell Stone, later an architectural photographer, a pioneering conservationist, and an accomplished sailor and fly fisherman; March 27. Vincent P. Poleto 50, retired chief of the bureau of engineering, Design and Construction Division, N.Y.S. Office of General Services, and Navy veteran; May 28. Warren N. Wittek 50, vice president emeritus of the architecture firm Foit-Albert Associates, former partner in Milstein, Wittek and Associates, and active community member; April 23. Bruce K. BeGasse 51, retired colonel, U.S. Army Reserve, former president, Otto A. BeGasse & Son Inc., in Binghamton, N.Y., and WWII and Korean War Army veteran; June 26. Wayne W. Gordon 51, formerly with Fafnir Bearing Co. and retired from IR Torrington Co., a founder of the New Britain Industrial Museum, and WWII Air Force veteran; June 14. Stanley F. Lash 51, retired manufacturing engineer, EG&G, who was active as Class of 51 president, fund raiser, and B.F. Greene Patroon of Rensselaer; June 2. Richard W. King 52, retired senior marketing representative for the Bethesda, Md., offices of International Business Machines; April 15. Michael Maas 53, retired senior managing partner of the Manhattan-based architectural, engineering, and interior design firm HLW, formerly Haines Lundberg Waehler, president of the Fifth Avenue Association, and Marine Corps veteran; May 12. Lawrence P. Melillo 53, M.Arch. 57, president, Melillo & Associates, Architects, in Louisville, Ky., AIA fellow, director of River Fields Inc., co-chair of the AIAs Disaster Assistance Program, designer of downtown and riverfront buildings and more than 100 churches; July 3.
David W. McGarvey 54, retired IBM manager, chairman of the Tampa Bay Sierra Club, active in his community, and Navy veteran; June 21. James R. Quinan, Ph.D. 54, retired chemist with Norton Co. and Albany International Corp., who had patents and publications in the fields of spectroscopy and abrasives, and WWII veteran; April 3. Roger E. Wiltrout 57, retired lieutenant colonel, U.S. Air Force, decorated Vietnam War veteran, and retired physical plant director, Oregon Institute of Technology; Aug. 7, 2001.
James B. Caughman Jr. 60, retired decorated U.S. Navy captain, whose posts included commander, Atlantic Fleet Seabees, and commanding officer, Naval Civil Engineering Laboratory, and consultant to engineering and management firms; June 7. Allen N. Knox 60, retired major, U.S. Army, decorated Vietnam War veteran, high school ROTC teacher, and travel store co-owner; April 23. Russell Q. Jensen 61, retired manager at Behr-Manning and manager of strategic business development with the Norton Co.; Dec. 13, 2001. Robert M. Judge 62, of Annapolis, Md.; Jan. 1, 2001. Thomas R. deRosa 69, environmental and corporate litigator, partner with Baker & Hostetler, LLP, in Orlando, Fla.; July 1.
Edward W. Hart Jr. 70, senior vice president, PERT Survey Research, former marketing professor, director of corporate research at Heublein Inc., and president, Edward Hart Associates; May 25. Raymond E. Kujawski 72, M.E. 74, employed by the Cornell National Supercomputer Facility, former consulting analyst, NCR Inc.; 2002. Douglas W. Frank 76, M.E. 77, employed by Bechtel Bettis Inc., Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory in West Mifflin, Pa.; May 7. Marlon Mao 86, research engineer for Federal Data Corp. whose work included programming a Cray supercomputer to analyze plane designs; September 2001.
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