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In Memoriam

Israel Slutzky ’33, founder of the Hunter Mountain Ski Bowl in the Catskills and a snowmaking pioneer, founder of the I. and O.A. Slutzky Construction Co., active in his community, and WWII Navy Seabees veteran; Jan. 8, 2006. Alfred L. Jenny ’34, retired chemical engineer for General Electric, holder of 21 patents, and pianist; Oct. 31, 2005. Nathaniel W. Owen ’34, retired after a 42-year career with the General Electric Co., an active Mason, and woodworker; Dec. 27, 2005. Floyd D. Kennedy ’38, retired manager, Bethlehem Steel Corp. private pilot, and ardent sailor; Oct. 16, 2005. Jay W. Hawthorne ’39, former owner, Springfield Printing Corp., founder, Archibald & Hawthorne Appraisers and Assessors, active in civic affairs, and founding member and longtime active alumnus of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity at Rensselaer; Jan. 13, 2006.

James N. Ayres ’41, retired explosives engineer whose inventions served space travel and national defense, and accomplished musician, active conductor, and composer; Nov. 23, 2005. Joseph G. Strattner ’41, retired manager with the Stanley Works Pressed Metal and Magic Door divisions, and WWII Navy veteran; Nov. 11, 2005. Donald M. Black ’42, retired chemical industry executive, active in the Chemical Marketing and Research Association, and scouting; Nov. 6, 2005. Lucian S. Lapinski ’42, former physician in Bridgeport, Conn.; Jan. 15, 2006. Carmine J. DeBlase ’43, retired program manager, General Electric Co., and WWII Army veteran; Jan. 14, 2003. Frank C. Knudsen ’43, retired high school history teacher, formerly with Danbury Knudsen Inc., Little League coach, former Class of ’43 correspondent, and WWII Navy veteran; July 31, 2005. Donald E. Rowe ’47, retired commander, U.S. Navy, and former manager of educational programs, Arinc Research Corp.; Jan. 21, 2006. Alan M. Voorhees ’47, internationally renowned urban planner and transportation engineer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and WWII Navy veteran; Dec. 18, 2005. Harold E. Hoskin ’48, of Melbourne, Fla.; Aug. 27, 2005. N. Walter Szymanski ’48, retired president, New Brunswick Store Fixture Co., and former president and trustee, Rutgers Prep; Nov. 5, 2005.

Joseph F. Setzko ’50, retired project engineer, Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Group, and WWII Navy veteran; Jan. 20, 2006. Bernard J. Dempsey ’52, retired senior application engineer, Caterpillar Inc.; Aug. 15, 2005. William J. Miller ’52, retired after a longtime career with IBM, and WWII veteran; Dec. 27, 2005. John H. Griffis ’55, founder of architecture firms in Lagos, Nigeria, and Rome, Italy, former lacrosse standout and Rensselaer Athletics Hall of Fame member, world traveler, sailor, and U.S. Marine Corps veteran; Jan. 29, 2006. Joel T. Halop ’55, retired director, Marine Corps Logistics Base, federal negotiator honored for public service, medi-vac pilot, and former Class of ’55 correspondent; Jan. 2, 2006. Ronald I. Colliton ’56, former radar specialist for Mitre Corp. and consultant for Grumman Corp., Boy Scout leader, and U.S. Air Force veteran; Dec. 5, 2005. George A. Schmidt ’56, retired vice president, Financial Advisory Clinic in Toledo, Ohio, and Korean War veteran; April 29, 2005. Lawrence A. Lottridge ’58, retired aerospace engineer for United Technologies, avid golfer, and amateur magician; Dec. 29, 2006. John D. Sherman ’59, retired professor, UMass Amherst, corporate fellow, Union Carbide-U.O.P., and avid sailor; Feb. 12, 2006.

James A. Smith, M.M.G. ’65, retired manager with AT&T Long Lines division, and WWII Army veteran; Nov. 23, 2005. Kenneth H. Wickwire, M.S. ’66, communications engineer at Mitre Corp., international expert in short wave radio communications, and avid ham radio operator; Dec. 7, 2004. Jerome M. Fink ’69, partner, Magna Fabrics Inc.; Sept. 27, 2005.

Stuart B. Suchoff ’76, M.S. ’77, former principal/consulting actuary, Nolliman & Robertson Inc.; Aug. 5, 2004. John P. Howard ’78, MBA ’79, director of product marketing, EMC Corp., active in Westborough, Mass., schools; Jan. 8, 2006. Amandus O. Fuchs ’86, former structural engineer with the New York State Department of Transportation; active in Germantown, N.Y., civic activities; Jan. 10, 2006.

Michael P. Bushey, MBA ’01, sourcing specialist with General Electric, and former operations manager for Michael William Printery Inc.; Jan. 21, 2006.

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