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IN MEMORIAM

Kenneth S. Eff ’33, retired chief, water quality, U.S. Army Office of Engineers, longtime Class of ’33 correspondent and P.C. Rickets Society Patroon at Rensselaer; Feb. 6. Augustine R. Marusi ’36, retired chairman and CEO of Borden, who revived the company by putting resources toward making synthetic resins and adhesives, recipient of an honorary doctorate from Rensselaer in 1963, and WWII Navy veteran; Dec. 24, 2004. Parsons Swain ’36, retired electrical sales engineer, active in sailing and model railroading; Oct. 25, 2004. Julius M. Wilensky ’38, retired from Yale & Towne, former mayor of Stamford, Conn., lifelong sailor, volunteer fireman, and WWII Army veteran; Oct. 25, 2004.

Samuel A. Ambler ’40, retired executive with Jones & Laughlin Steel, Pittsburgh, Pa., and Navy veteran; Oct. 8, 2004. Elmer M. Hertzmark ’40, founder of a packaging corporation in Trexlertown, Pa., and WWII Navy veteran; Oct. 29, 2004. Robert P. Summerville ’41, retired chemical engineer with Boeing Commercial Airplane Co.; Jan. 6. James M. Buckley ’47, retired civil engineer, N.Y.S. Department of Health; Aug. 16, 2004. Paul B. Dickerson ’47, retired welding engineer and section head with Aluminum Co. of America, where he initiated the first “easy-open” can lids, active in scouting, Kiwanis, and stamp collecting; Jan. 16, 2004. Warren R. Moucha ’48, owner of a plumbing supply company, volunteer fireman, active in the United Cerebral Palsy of Tampa, from whom he received the Humanitarian Award; July 30, 2004. Joseph P. Clark ’49, retired sales, marketing, and management entrepreneur, longtime Class of ’49 correspondent, retired colonel, Army Reserve, and decorated WWII Army veteran; Jan. 26.

Charles E. Schmidt ’51, retired superintendent of engineering, E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co.; Aug. 28, 2004. Gregory C. Policastro ’52, retired senior executive and director of capital expenditures for ITT Corp.; 2004. Louis H. Lafontaine ’53, retired consulting engineer with Louis Herbert Lafontaine & Associates, and member of Rensselaer’s Athletic Hall of Fame; Jan. 11. Thomas B. Almy ’56, retired owner and architect, IT Almy Associates in Somerset, Mass., and Navy veteran; Jan. 10. John C. Graebner ’58, retired electrical engineer with the General Electric Astrospace Program (formerly RCA), and Navy veteran; Oct. 30, 2004.

Bruce N. Baillif ’61, retired air crash investigator and senior engineer for United Technologies, and wood and pewter artisan; Jan. 18. Stephen A. Koffler ’64, Ph.D. ’68, managing director at Barrington Associates, former managing director with both Smith Barney and Merrill Lynch, and founder of Koffler & Co.; Nov. 5, 2004. Robert M. Vannini ’67, director of business development at Hamilton Sundstrand; March 29, 2003. Patricia A. Jaffray ’78, mathematician, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, and active volunteer for environmental causes, conservation, and animal welfare; Nov. 12, 2004.

Henry B. Hollinger, professor emeritus of chemistry, 1961-1996, recipient of the Darrin Counseling Award at Rensselaer, and author of articles and books on theoretical chemistry; Dec. 17, 2004.

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