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In Memoriam

William E. Proper ’35, retired from Western Electric, founder of Proper Consulting Corp., and WWII Navy veteran; July 10.

Joseph F. Madden Jr. ’41, retired aeronautical engineer for Pratt & Whitney, and member, Rensselaer Athletics Hall of Fame; Feb. 1.

Mortimer Rogoff ’42, inventor and businessman whose spread spectrum technology was key to cell telephones and GPS; active in the electronic navigation industry, and WWII Navy veteran; Aug. 1.

Robert L. Streeter ’44, retired senior mechanical engineer, Wagner Associates; March 6.

James B. Duke ’46, whose career involved developing international markets for aerospace and computer technology companies, active in community activities, and decorated WWII Navy veteran; July 21.

Herbert H. Miller Jr. ’46, former president and then CEO of A.B. Massa Paper Corp., and WWII Navy veteran; Aug. 7.

Frederick A. Scott ’48, Ph.D. ’52, retired from Westinghouse Hanford Co.; Aug. 16, 2007.

Carlton J. Austin Jr. ’49, retired architectural engineer for Austin Associates, Plumbing & Heating, active in the Masons; Sept. 2.

Donald L. MacPeek ’49, M.S. ’50, Ph.D. ’52, retired associate director of R&D, Union Carbide Corp., Ethylene Oxide/Glycol Division; June 26.

Jules H. Trachtenberg ’50, retired industrial engineer, ITT Corp.; Nov. 28, 2007.

William J. Button ’51, retired liaison engineer, Cooper Industries; April 19, 2007. Robert M. Douglas ’52, who worked in the research and development of plastics for the Tupperware Corp., and WWII Navy veteran; Aug. 6.

Herbert R. Flanders ’52, retired supervisor, Lockheed Corp.; Nov. 24, 2007. Marvin L. Hundley ’52, retired from American Klegecell Corp., formerly with Convair, and U.S. Marine Corps veteran; Dec. 20, 2007.

Donald J. Rhatigan ’61, international environmental and management consultant, active on the Class of ’61 reunion planning committee; Sept. 20.

Douglas B. McKay ’63, a 30-year IBM engineer who helped launch ARPANET and created patents for computer networking, and soccer coach; Sept. 6.

David M. Kirkcaldy ’65, former senior associate, Champion International Corp.; July 24.

Kenneth E. Cichon ’71, former associate and project manager, Malcolm Pirnie, overseeing hydrologic, hazardous waste and brownfield projects, active in public service and land stewardship; July 23.

James P. Killus ’72, M.E. ’74, atmospheric scientist, technical writer, and science fiction writer; Sept. 23.

Theodore P. Armstrong, MBA ’80, self-employed computer software consultant for Eastern Business Solutions, active with Toastmasters; Feb. 22, 2007.

John P. Brostrom ’85, mechanical engineer and project engineer, Riverside Engineering, and former chief engineer, American Pulverizer Co.; July 22.

Susan M. Ross, Ph.D. ’90, assistant professor of speech communication, the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, who helped establish speaking centers at the university; July 15.

Ian T. McVey ’07, second lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, trained as a combat engineer, not yet deployed; July 19.

Lauriston P. Winsor, professor emeritus of electrical engineering and director of continuing engineering studies at Rensselaer, 1946-78; June 17.

George Handelman, professor emeritus of mathematics and former dean of science; Sept. 13.

Ned Harkness, coach of men’s hockey and lacrosse national championship teams; Sept. 19.

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