|Stanley P. Bartles 32, retired after a 40-year career with Kodak, electrical engineering instructor at Rochester Institute of Technology, and planning board chairman; Sept. 5. George E. Wilcox 32, retired nuclear engineer awarded patents for his work on nuclear guidance systems, active in his community, and avid square dancer; July 24. George Pistey 33, self-employed architect and patent designer; March 22. Howard W. Henry 34, retired civil engineer with John W. Cowper Co., active in civic and religious causes, including Lions International and the Service Corps of Retired Executives; Aug. 15.
William P. Carpenter 35, retired president of Superior Electric Co., formerly with GE and the Panama Canal Zone Commission, and AIEE fellow; Aug. 23. Robert H. Schaub 35, founder of Robert H. Schaub and Associates, providing consulting services as a professional engineer and representing electrical power equipment; Sept. 15. Henry G. Sokop 35, retired manager of product planning, voltage regulator division, at GE; Aug. 2. James C. Glascock 36, retired chief mechanical engineer for Alcoa and avid tool collector; July 19. Charles Ross Jr. 36, retired CEO, Adam Ross Cut Stone Co., active in church and Rotary Club, and WWII Army Air Corps veteran; June 13. John S. Riddile Jr. 37, retired plant engineer, General Motors Corp.; Feb. 12. Lewis M. Davis Jr. 38, MCE 39, retired Navy captain, later construction engineer and project manager; Aug. 15.
Edward Drake 40, retired design engineer with DuPont and power squadron member; Sept. 20. Walton R. Ellmaker Jr. 40, of Waterford Works, N.J., former manager of plant engineering, GAF Corp.; Aug. 10. Vernon C. Westcott 40, former Raytheon scientist, founder of Trans-Sonics Corp., which developed instruments used on Apollo space missions, and founder of Guilfoyle Inc., a research company; Sept. 28. Stephen H. Ford IV 41, retired from the Navys former Marine Engineering Laboratory, who held nine patents, including the self-cooling dew point instrument and the magnetic-free piston oil-less compressor; Sept. 11. Alfred C. Haemer Jr. 41, retired vice president of manufacturing at Veeder Root, consultant for Pace Consulting Group, and WWII Navy veteran; Sept. 7. Peter N. Layton III 41, retired engineering manager and base manager, Grumman Aerospace Corp., competitive tennis player, swing music enthusiast, and U.S. Navy veteran; June 24. Henry A. Newton Jr. 41, retired senior research engineer, DuPont, former superintendent, Behr Manning, and WWII Navy veteran; June 23. Frederick G.C. Schnatz 41, former facilities planning associate at E.I. duPont de Nemours and Co.; Oct. 11. John W. Balde 44, founder, Interconnection Decision Consulting, formerly with Western Electric and Bell Telephone Laboratories, patent holder, founder of and active in electronic packaging societies, and IEEE and IMAPS fellow; Sept. 8.
Percy H. Hill 45, professor emeritus and former chairman of engineering design, Tufts University, textbook author, patent holder, including design of the REACH toothbrush, and active community member; Sept. 1. Joseph D. Malloy 46, retired president of Simtronics Inc.; Sept. 1. Leon F. Osteyee 46, M.M.E. 57, professor emeritus of mechanical engineering at California Polytechnic State University, and WWII Navy veteran; July 9. Douglas R. Becker 47, retired mechanical engineer with DuPont, and decorated WWII Army Air Corps veteran; Oct. 3. Bruce B. Butler 48, retired director of materials and contracts for BP Chemicals (America), active in Masons, Rotary International and Boy Scouts, and U.S. Navy veteran; July 12. Edward F. McKie 48, founding member of Banner & Witcoff law firm in Washington, D.C., who argued successfully before the U.S. Supreme Court that microorganisms are patentable; July 31. Nicholas J. Napolitano 48, math teacher in Niagara Falls, N.Y., and WWII Army veteran; May 5. Richard J. Goggins 49, retired mechanical engineer with Dwyer Instruments, and WWII Marine Corps veteran; July 8. Arthur E. Hansen 49, retired U.S. Army officer, formerly with GE, and founder of Ritta Professional Search; April 17. Max R. Marxreiter 49, electrical design engineer, former partner with W.A. DiGiacomo Associates in New York City, and WWII Army veteran; Aug. 8.
Philip G. Eaton 50, retired vice president of sales and assistant to the president at Telemechanique, and Korean War Air Force veteran; June 27. Robert C. Terhune 50, retired consulting engineer, Raytheon Engineers & Constructors, and Army lieutenant colonel; Sept. 9. John L. Peet 51, retired project manager at Johns Manville, former vice president for engineering at American Energy Conservation, and owner of Wyer Ranch; Sept. 28. William T. Baker Jr. 52, retired senior engineer, manufacturing, Sikorsky Aircraft; May 11. Jack J. Keilsohn 52, founder of TeQcom Inc., manufacturer of communication devices, formerly with Control Data, and project manager of UNIVAC II; Sept. 13. Kenneth C. Martin 52, retired telephone engineer for AT&T, lacrosse player, and WWII Army veteran; July 18. Robert R. Rulifson 52, award-winning engineer and former director, EMC Program, NCR Corp., also with Nellcor Puritan Bennett Medical Electronics Co., and U.S. Army veteran; June 28.
Paul A. Laplante 54, whose career in engineering progressed through manufacturing and materials management into integrated computer systems, active in church and community activities; July 21. William B. Fisher, M.M.G. 55, retired U.S. Navy commander, and engineering consultant at the Logistics Management Institute; June 27. Joseph D. Cohn 57, inventor and owner of a medical equipment supply business; Aug. 22. Richard D. Salpeter 57, former director and consultant, Evans Environmental Corp.; Sept. 4. Edwin J. Mets, M.S. 58, retired metallurgical technician for General Electric and watercolorist; Sept. 17. James O. Moore 58, manager of computer services and instructor of computer science at Syracuse School of Forestry, and subsequently vice president of The Potomac Research Institute; July 19.
Paul LoGerfo 61, physician who developed new techniques to combat thyroid disease and founded a thyroid disease research and education center at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, where he was former chief of surgical oncology; Sept. 16. Russell C. Koza, M.E., Ph.D. 68, professor and past chairman of management science at the University of Rhode Island, former electrical engineer at GE, and patent holder; Aug. 30.
James J. Miller 72, vice president of Xerox Corp. and president of Xerox Office Group; Aug. 2. Roger H. James 74, programmer analyst at Pratt & Whitney and then Computer Sciences Corp., avid sailor, and Vietnam War Army veteran; Sept. 6. Ralph R. Day 76, director of strategy and new business development, plastic and petroleum division, Crompton Corp., formerly with Allied Signal and American Cyanamid International; July 24.
William D. Cahill, womens hockey coach and former assistant mens hockey coach at Rensselaer (see Milestones); Oct. 5.
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