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In Memoriam

Warren C. Stoker ’33, Ph.D. ’38, professor emeritus, electrical engineering, at Rensselaer, and president emeritus of Rensselaer at Hartford, which he helped establish in 1955; Nov. 16, 2006. George E. Steinhardt ’41, former radio personality under the name George Edwards, host of “Bright and Early” on WQXR, known for his precise diction and commentary on music, cooking, and antique cars; Aug. 21, 2006. Jerome S. Shipman ’44, former research mathematician, IBM Corp.; Oct. 27, 2006. Thomas J. Passanisi ’47, retired principal engineer, Raytheon Co., cabinetmaker, and WWII Navy veteran; Aug. 27, 2006. Robert F. Peck ’48, retired aerospace engineer with General Electric, where he helped develop the first space photo reconnaissance satellite, Corona, and WWII Navy veteran; Nov. 16, 2006. Harry R. John ’49, former design engineer and construction superintendent with GE, founder of John & Albert Construction Co. in Towson, Md., consultant, and WWII Navy veteran; Aug. 17, 2006.

Louis Baffaro ’50, retired engineer with IBM, and WWII Army Air Force veteran; Nov. 8, 2006. Warren G. Curtiss ’50, retired after 37 years from Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, instrumental in starting Rensselaer at Hartford; Nov. 2, 2006. Charles E. Kelly ’50, former production manager for Lockheed Martin, among other companies, active in professional and civic associations, very active in RPI music groups, most recently helping to raise funds for a memorial to Joel Dolven, and WWII Army veteran; Dec. 15, 2006. Joseph J. Bulmer ’51, DES ’66, former president, 1979-96, Hudson Valley Community College, nuclear engineer and manager, 1962-79, Knolls Atomic Power Lab, who served on some 60 business and community boards, and was honored by many Capital Region organizations; Oct. 6, 2006. William J. Olsson ’51, M.M.E. ’63, retired senior project engineer, Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Group, community volunteer, and U.S. Navy veteran; Oct. 19, 2006. Daniel L. Potts ’57, retired manager of materials information service, Keane Consultants, formerly with GE for 35 years, opera enthusiast and longtime advocate for AA; Oct. 26, 2006. James E. Canfield ’58, retired electrical engineer, GE Aerospace, and U.S. Army veteran; Oct. 20, 2006. Herbert M. Page Jr. ’59, retired systems analyst for the state of Maine, and U.S. Marine Corps captain; Oct. 31, 2002. Martin E. Somin '59, senior member of the IEEE and Acoustical Society of America, who worked 46 years for BAE Systems (formerly Hazeltine Corp.); Sept. 18, 2006.

Dean H. Fredericks III ’60, retired president, New Directions, a facilities management consulting firm, and former vice president, facilities, University of Buffalo, active in professional associations; Dec. 1, 2006. Anthony V. Carrano ’64, pioneer of the Human Genome Project, former associate director, Biology and Biotechnology Research Program at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and past president, Environmental Mutagen Society; Oct. 10, 2005. Charles L. Bifolchi ’65, U.S. Air Force major who went missing during a reconnaissance mission in Vietnam in 1968; his remains were recently identified and he was interred in Arlington National Cemetery Oct. 27, 2006. Joel K. Merchant ’65, M.S. ’67, retired vice president and senior systems architect, Merrill Lynch & Co., formerly with GE Missile & Space Division, and longtime volunteer EMT; Sept. 8, 2006. John L. Bryant ’69, Ph.D. ’77, internationally known breast cancer researcher and professor, University of Pittsburgh, expert in biostatistics, marathon runner and pilot; Sept. 26, 2006.

Bryan Dell Campbell ’75, M.E. ’76, electrical engineer and adjunct professor of physics at the University of New Haven, singer, and Habitat for Humanity volunteer; June 10, 2006. Ralph D. Lee ’80, senior process engineer with M&M Mars, and holder of patents for chocolate processing, active in professional, church, and outdoor activities; Oct. 17, 2006. Andrés R. Vasquez ’82, M.S. ’84, Ph.D.’88, founder, Vasquez & Vasquez Asociados Consultores C.A., formerly in research and development for INTEVEP, Petróleos de Venezuela S.A., and teacher of petroleum geomechanics, among other topics; Oct. 18, 2006. Lloyd W. McCurley, MBA ’90, longtime employee in marketing research at Connecticut Natural Gas Co. of Hartford, active in outreach programs to the community; Sept. 12, 2006. Adam W. Lawas, M.S. ’91, mechanical engineer, Clough, Harbour and Associates, U.S. Navy lieutenant commander, and triathlete; Aug. 8, 2006.

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