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In Memoriam

Jess Katzberg ’33, of Laguna Hills, Calif.; Dec. 15, 2008.

Frederick H. Grimm ’36, former owner, Shaffer-Grimm Building Supply Co., active in Schenectady, N.Y., community affairs, and WWII Coast Guard veteran; Oct. 5, 2008.

L. Allen Plumb ’36, retired from the Reliance Electric Co. in Syracuse, N.Y., woodworker, and pistol shooting instructor; Dec. 2, 2008.

Milton Uscher ’37, retired systems analyst with ITT, and active member of Phi Sigma Delta; Dec. 10, 2008.

Harvey S. Bower ’40, retired industrial engineer with General Foods, and decorated WWII Army Air Corps veteran; Oct. 24, 2008.

Bernice J. Novak Hornibrook ’43, Curtiss-Wright Cadette, retired education specialist and technical writer, IBM; Dec. 26, 2008.

John S. Lagarias ’44, whose career at Westinghouse, Koppers, and Kaiser Engineers focused on air pollution control, patent holder, Calif. Air Resources board member, advocate for emission reduction programs, and WWII veteran; March 17, 2008.

J. Joseph Murphy ’45, attorney, former NYS assistant attorney general, and WWII Army veteran; Dec. 3, 2008.

Donald W. Kinsey ’47, M.M.E. ’49, retired president and owner, Hy-Vac Technologies in Detroit, Mich., and U.S. Navy veteran; Nov. 25, 2008.

Robert T. Knott ’47, former owner, Allstate Instant Printing, previously plant manager, Pacific Engineering, and project engineer, Titanium Metals Corp.; Oct. 22, 2008.

Wayne S. Mitter ’48, U.S. Navy captain and retired manager, Koebig & Koebig; May 11, 2008.

William R. McCook ’50, retired from Simmonds Precision Products; Nov. 18, 2008.

Arnold M. Pettengill ’50, retired senior associate manufacturing engineer, IBM Corp., and WWII Army veteran; Jan. 6.

William D. Liddy ’52, retired senior engineer, U.S. Steel Corp., recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Institute of Steel Construction; Oct. 29, 2008.

Theodore “Ted” A. Fithian ’53, retired president, KLH Consulting Engineers, former partner, Chester Engineers, longtime mayor, Bradford Woods, Pa., and RAA Demers Medalist; Sept. 23, 2008.

Chauncey F. Hoffman ’53, retired rear admiral, U.S. Navy, and retired deputy director, Defense Intelligence Agency; Oct. 24, 2008.

William W. Foster ’54, retired senior research scientist, Union Carbide, industrial statistician consultant, and Korean War Army veteran; Oct. 25, 2008.

Louis Mok ’54, retired patent attorney in Los Angeles, Calif.; Jan. 5, 2008.

Henry A. Hamid ’55, retired hotel chain general manager, former CEO, National Sugar Corp., real estate investor, and management consultant; Dec. 26, 2008.

Henry L. Andrews ’57, Ph.D. ’62, retired senior research investigator, Pfizer Inc., and silver life master, American Contract Bridge League; Dec. 21, 2008.

Charles D. Clattenburg ’60, of Sterling, Va.; Dec. 28, 2008.

James K. Richardson ’61, retired chairman, Nor-Lake Inc., community leader, and U.S. Army veteran; Nov. 5, 2008.

Edward F. Dowling, M.S. ’65, retired nuclear controls engineer for Framatome, formerly with Niagara Mohawk and others; Oct. 7, 2008.

Thomas J. Tannian, M.S. ’71, retired electrical engineer and Vietnam War Army veteran; Nov. 30, 2008.

Gary J. Walk ’71, retired U.S. Army colonel; Aug. 9, 2008.

Dennis F. Yesenowski ’73, former air traffic controller, N.Y. Air Traffic Control Center; August 2008.

Douglas A. Dorans ’76, M.S. ’77, owner of an engineering consulting firm that worked with insurance companies on disaster reconstruction, and active with youth ministry; Nov. 2, 2008.

Dana E. Knox ’77, M.E. ’78, Ph.D. ’82, professor of chemical engineering and associate provost for undergraduate programs, NJIT, honored as a Master Teacher; Sept. 24, 2008.

Michael E. Steffan ’80, M.D., associate director of pulmonary medicine and medical director, Pediatric Sleep Center, Childrens Medical Center; Dec. 24, 2008.

Kenneth A. Arnold, M.E. ’83, software architect at Eastman Kodak and professor of computer science and engineering, University of Rochester; Oct. 1, 2008.

Hendrick C. Van Ness, Institute Professor (1956-89) and active professor emeritus of chemical engineering at Rensselaer, co-author of a celebrated thermodynamics textbook; Nov. 6, 2008.

Kenneth T. Lally, successful businessman and community leader, secretary of Rensselaer’s Board of Trustees, and generous benefactor; Nov. 7, 2008.

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