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In Memoriam

Kenneth P. Bellinger ’33, former chairman and president, Conversion Chemical Corp. and Kenvert International, executive vice president of the Chemical Corp., and patent holder active in the metal finishing industry; March 6.

Earl C. Radding, P.E. ’33, retired from DuPont Engineering Department, recognized for service to the National Society of Professional Engineers, lifelong banjo player and founder of the Grandpa Jammers, active in Senior Olympics bowling, amateur radio, and Scouts; Feb. 1.

Edwin S. Guilford ’34, retired vice president and engineer, Charles F. Noyes Real Estate Co., and WWII Navy veteran; Feb. 24.

Robert J. Lilly ’39, retired project engineer, NYS Office of General Services, active with the Sand Lake historical society, library, and planning board, and WWII Air Force veteran; April 29.

Harold C. Crouch ’43, retired chief engineer with New York Central (later Penn Central and Conrail), an avid live-steamer and model railroader, and WWII veteran; March 27.

Stanley Bernstein ’44, retired member of the engineering staff, GE Healthcare; June 26, 2007.

Harry Apkarian ’46, high-technology entrepreneur, longtime Rensselaer trustee, and Capital Region civic leader; March 3 (See Milestones).

Warren H. Bruggeman ’46, former vice president and general manager, GE’s Nuclear Energy Operations, champion of start-up ventures, and Rensselaer trustee; April 28 (See Milestones).

Albert R. Marschall ’48, retired rear admiral, U.S. Navy, former commander of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command and chief of civil engineers, and NAE member; Nov. 18, 2008.

William C. Wolff ’48, retired vice president and general counsel, ITT Avionics Division, and WWII Navy veteran; March 14.

James F. Kernan ’50, founder of Kernan Consultants, former director of engineering, Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co., and WWII Air Force veteran; Jan. 24.

Ralph J. Schichtel ’50, retired executive vice president, Morganti Inc., and WWII Army veteran; Dec. 23, 2008.

James K. Gardner Jr. ’51, former vice president, P&S Div., Norton Co., president of Butler Automatic, and retired market analyst, instrumental in the development of the mylar space blanket, and U.S. Navy veteran; Jan. 20.

Harry Lautensack ’51, former chemical engineer for Union Carbide and Pfister Chemical, and active Scoutmaster; April 10.

Anton J. Suhrada ’51, retired industrial engineer, Watervliet Arsenal, later joining his son’s chocolate factory; Sept. 24, 2008.

Roger K. Thompson ’51, retired president and chairman, Kennedy Manufacturing Co., active in civic affairs, Scoutmaster, and Korean War Army veteran; Jan. 22.

Edson L. Barlow Jr. ’52, of Rochester, Mich., former engineering consultant; Jan. 30.

Thomas J. Gillard ’52, retired rocket program manager, Sverdrup Technology; Jan. 26.

Paul E. Dufendach ’53, retired chemical engineer, Hercules Inc., and Korean War Marine Corps veteran; Dec. 15, 2008.

Samuel W. Wismer Jr. ’53, former metallurgical engineer for Westinghouse Corp., skilled auto mechanic and upholsterer; March 19.

Lloyd G. Navratil ’54, retired industrial engineer with Procter & Gamble, and WWII Army veteran; Nov. 24, 2008.

Ivor S. Pelsue ’54, retired product manager, Carrier Components, and Korean War Navy veteran; Jan. 12.

William R. Broughton, M.M.G. ’56, retired U.S. Navy commander, Welfare Department financial officer, and active church officer; Feb. 17.

Lawrence R. Crawford, M.M.G. ’65, former Navy pilot and later chief executive of Northern Virginia-based Spectrum Aviation Services; March 21.

Donald S. Roff ’72, of Carrollton, Texas, owner of an engineering consulting firm, and avid Dallas Cowboys fan; March 27.

Thomas R. Gianni, M.S. ’90, former electrical engineer for Rockwell Automation, Long Island, N.Y.; Feb. 22.

Robert L. Hickok Jr., B.S. ’51, Ph.D. ’57, professor emeritus of electrical engineering at Rensselaer; April 15. A former physicist for Mobil Research Labs, he was known for his pioneering work in developing heavy ion beam probes. For his contributions to plasma diagnostics, he was made a fellow of the IEEE and the American Physical Society.

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