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Roger S. Shute ’32, of Pasadena, Calif., retired process engineer; Dec. 21, 2003. Reginald A. Baechle ’34, retired from the New York State Department of Transportation; Jan. 8. William H. Dailey ’34, former citrus grower and head of William H. Dailey Corp.; June 2002. Lewis B. Crowell ’35, retired vice president of manufacturing, National Gypsum Co., active in East Aurora Boys Club and the Dearborn Players Guild; April 2. Webster S. Morgan ’36, retired contract administrator for the Department of Defense, and WWII veteran; Feb. 4. Samuel A. Johnson ’37, former manager, international operations, vice president, and director, Chicago Bridge & Iron Co., and Stephen Van Rensselaer Patroon of Rensselaer; Jan. 14. Stanley E. Worden ’38, retired president, M.W. Jenkins’ Sons Inc. in Cedar Grove, N.J.; March 23. Dominic Albanese ’39, retired director of engineering standards, Niagara Mohawk Power Corp., WWII Signal Corps veteran and Korean War Corps of Engineers; March 17. Joseph E. Pahl ’39, retired physician, longtime director of student health services at Rensselaer, and community leader in substance abuse prevention programs; April 28 (see Milestones).

James H. Glamore ’41, former president, Glamore Motor Sales; Feb. 8, 2003. John E. Maxson ’41, former account executive, Shearson/American Express, former president, Stebbins Engineering, and former U.S. Navy lieutenant; Nov. 27, 2003. Leland R. Yager ’41, retired chief lunar module checkout engineer, Grumman Corp., former flight engineer, Panagra, and former U.S. Navy pilot; February 2004. Henry Burlage ’44, M.A.E. ’50, retired consultant, Albert C. Martin and Associates, former chief of liquid rocket research and technology, NASA, and former associate professor, Rensselaer; Dec. 17, 2003.

Edward J. Alyanak ’45, retired aerospace engineer with Goodyear, Bendix, and Lockheed corporations, and WWII Army veteran; Jan. 16. John D. Graves ’45, retired from McDonnell Douglas Corp.; Feb. 24. Wells P. Allen Jr. ’49, retired chairman and chief executive officer, NYSEG, civic leader, and WWII Army veteran; Jan. 29. Warren A. Hunt ’49, retired vice president, Northeast Utilities, active in the YMCA, spinal cord injury association, and WWII veteran; Jan. 24. Joseph R. Schmieder Sr. ’49, retired chief engineer and vice president for the Power Authority of the State of New York; March 9.

Richard D. Cummins ’50, inventor and aerospace engineer, founder of Carlton Controls Co. and Cummins Engineering Co., whose inventions were used on manned spaceflights from early Mercury missions to the space shuttle; Feb. 3. Bernard F. Dwyer ’50, retired electrical engineer, NYS Department of Public Service, CSEA official, and WWII Army veteran; March 1. Charles J. Ewels ’50, retired technical manager, AlliedSignal Inc., and WWII Army veteran; Dec. 11, 2003. John M. Kufel ’50, retired from Northeast Utilities, active in Rotary International and as an advocate for social services, and WWII Army veteran; Jan. 22. Jesse M. Palen Jr. ’50, retired from Chase Brass & Copper, and Keeler & Long, an avid outdoorsman, and WWII and Korean War Marine Corps veteran; Jan. 4. William S. Christman ’51, retired design bureau director, New York State Department of Transportation; Oct. 31, 2003. Robert G. Graves ’51, retired from Hewlett Packard, founder of a retiree’s club, accomplished sailor active in the Marblehead Yacht Club and navigator in the U.S. Power Squadron; March 8. James S. Cressman ’52, former architect with Muhlenberg Brothers Architects, later employed as an architect in New York City; Jan. 10. David G. Miller Jr. ’52, retired general foreman, U.S. Steel, Vandergrift Works, and Korean War Army veteran; Feb. 9. John J. Schoebel ’52, president, Rose Hill Enterprises garden center and specialty dessert business, and former chemical engineer with GE; March 10.

Jack H. Veasaw ’53, retired international business development officer for Texas Instruments Geophysical Systems Group, and WWII Navy veteran; Feb. 20. John F. Brennan ’58, M.M.G. ’59, who spent more than 35 years in the aerospace industry, then joined his son in PR Construction, and pilot, amateur radio and power squadron enthusiast; March 9. David M. Chittenden ’58, professor emeritus of chemistry and former department chair, Arkansas State University, and Ames Associate at the NASA Ames Research Center; Jan. 2. C. Bruce Smith ’58, retired manager, General Electric Co., Gas Turbine International, RV travel enthusiast, and Korean War Navy veteran; March 5. Eugene R. Bruun, M.M.E. ’59, retired group leader, Hamilton Standard, noted for key discoveries in rocketry and spacesuit design; Jan. 24.

A. Robb Frederickson ’63, physicist and expert in spacecraft design who, after a 31-year career with Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratory, joined Caltech’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, author, patent holder, and ham radio enthusiast; April 5. Robert L. Trask ’66, linguistics professor at the University of Sussex in Brighton, England, and scholar of the Basque language; March 27. Richard H. Eriksson, M.S. ’67, retired senior engineer, Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, and avid baseball fan; Feb. 15. Marc Meserole, M.E. ’67, a Navy Department chief engineer who worked on submarine-launched ballistic missile weapons systems, and the highest-ranking civilian in the Strategic Systems Programs division; Dec. 28, 2003. H. Richard MacQueen, M.S. ’72, retired advisory engineer for IBM in Endicott, N.Y.; Jan. 24.

Neal W. Huxford, M.S. ’81, project manager at Storage Tek in Louisville, Colo.; Jan. 29. Gregory N. Paleologos, MBA ’88, nonprofit manager, founder of Net-Mark Associates LLC, regional manager for Catholic Family Services, and Marine Corps veteran; Feb. 16. James J. Brown Jr., MBA ’90, retired manager, prototype engineering, Electric Boat Corp.; Dec. 31, 2003. Phillip J. Shinbein, M.S. ’95, transportation project manager for Clark County, Nevada, active in the Institute of Transportation Engineers and the NAS Transportation Research Board; Feb. 12. Matthew A. Hicks ’02, employed at GE Global Research Center in the Lighting Research Group, working on plasma science and instrument connectivity; April 10.

Rensselaer Magazine: Summer 2004
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