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Howard E. Sheffer, M.S. ’40, retired professor, Union College, and consultant and patent holder in wire enamels; Feb. 8. Warren M. Liepshutz ’41, retired A.V. supervisor, Hudson, N.Y., City Schools, head of Germantown Appliance Co., director of G.T.C. Telephone Co., and active in school and zoning boards; May 17, 2004. C. Van Zandt McQuide ’41, former president, Simmonds Precision Products; Jan. 12. Frank J. Sherry ’41, former plant manager for BF Goodrich, Seiberling, and General tire/OMNOVA; March 14. Philip J. McDermott ’43, former automobile salesman, service officer of the American Legion, and WWII Army veteran; April 5. David P. Cunning ’45, retired captain, U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps, highly decorated “Seabee,” and former executive vice president for land development in the San Diego area; Jan. 30. Samuel G. Cohen ’46 (BAE), ’48 (BEE), former owner, Sci-Tech Consultants, Pleasantville, N.Y.; November 2000. Joseph K. Elliot ’47, retired executive vice president, Galbreath-Ruffin Corp., and Korean War Naval construction battalion executive officer; June 17. Emil Kremzier ’47, retired from Hughes Aircraft Co., Missile Systems Group, formerly with G.D. Convair and Teledyne Ryan Aeronautical, private pilot, and U.S. Navy veteran; Feb. 3. George J. Hoffer ’48, retired division manager, AT&T, and U.S. Navy veteran; Dec. 14, 2005. Leon I. Langer ’49, retired engineer, Building and Engineering Division, New York Telephone Co., and WWII Army Air Corps veteran; Dec. 10, 2005.
Juan Barcelo-Mora ’51, of Arecibo, Puerto Rico; April 13, 2005. Ralph F. Crandell ’51, retired patent attorney in Denver, Colo., since 1962; June 7. Robert P. Tiel ’51, retired director, engineering, IBM Corp., and later, executive consultant, Dassault Systems; Jan. 6. Graham G. Williams ’52, M.Arch. ’53, professor emeritus, Rensselaer, practicing architect, active in community affairs, Class of ’52 president, avid sailor, and U.S. Air Force veteran; May 5. Robert G. Ross ’53, retired president, Ross Valve Manufacturing Co., and Korean War Navy veteran; April 20. Bruce K. Carroll ’56, former ranch owner in Ukiah, Calif., following his retirement; June 16, 1999. Robert F. Steigerwald ’58, Ph.D. ’62, former group manager, Bechtel Inc.; Feb. 11. David L. Weaver ’58, professor of biophysics and former chair, physics and astronomy, Tufts University; April 4.
Michael M. Abbott ’60, Ph.D. ’65, professor emeritus, chemical engineering, Rensselaer (see page 15); May 31. Theodore M. Jungreis ’60, mathematician, computer programmer, and entrepreneur; Aug. 10, 2005. Frederick C. Sernatinger, M.M.G. ’64, retired executive vice president, Combustion Engineering International, sailor and model shipbuilder, and Korean War Navy veteran; April 17. Thomas A. Duchesneau ’67, M.S. ’69, longtime alumni adviser to Mother’s Wine Emporium at Rensselaer, and U.S. Army veteran; May 10. Sally I. Fox, Ph.D. ’67, retired professor of microbiology, College of St. Rose, first Ph.D. student in biology at Rensselaer; April 27. Milton J. Makoski ’68, former human resource manager for Uniroyal Inc., TWR Inc., Monsanto Co., GTE Corp., GE, and Echlin Dana Corp.; Feb. 6. Robert J. DeJonge ’69, retired manager, Northeast Utilities, active in United Way, food pantry, and audio society; March 28.
Daniel J. Goggins ’71, retired Coast Guard captain, and director of treasury services for A. Schulman Inc., Akron; March 14. Brent D. Beckley ’72, former leader, technology strategy programs, GE; Feb. 4. George H. Kindler ’72, light and sound specialist for Miss America pageants and many Las Vegas establishments, including the Mirage, Treasure Island, MGM Grand, and the Bellagio; May 21. Mary E. Emery, M.S. ’73, assistant professor of English, State University of New York, Cobleskill; Feb. 21. James R. Cooley ’74, M.E. ’75, principal engineer, AAI Corp., where he designed radar system simulators, and avid hiker; March 13. Paul A. Marchisotto ’79, vice president, Northrop Grumman, where he led advanced systems and technology for the integrated systems division, and a Rensselaer Key Executive; May 28.
Linda S. Marcy Marchisotto ’80, senior materials and process engineer in Northrop Grumman’s space technology division; May 28. James W. Atkinson, M.S. ’86, environmentalist, formerly with the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority, instructor with Rensselaer’s environmental management and policy program, co-founder of the Rensselaer-Taconic Land Conservancy, Eagle Scout, and avid outdoorsman; May 10. Michael P. Gordon ’99, M.S. ’01, employed by Plug Power, former NCAA All-American decathlete and pole-vaulter, avid snowboarder and adventure seeker; March 6. Joseph P. Kelly, M.D., ’00, physician in Warrensburg, N.Y.; March 9.
Curtis V. Green, retired associate professor, language, literature, and communication, at Rensselaer; May 11. Henry T. Nagamatsu, professor emeritus of mechanical engineering at Rensselaer, internationally recognized pioneer in hypersonic research, former research associate, GE R&D Center, and former senior research fellow, Caltech; May 15.
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