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In Memoriam

Paul K. Johnson ’32, retired engineer at Fort Monmouth, N.J., and ham radio operator; May 3, 2007.

Paul C. Sharp ’32, retired from Loral Infrared & Imaging Systems; April 8, 2007.

Harold B. Pollock ’37, civil engineer who assisted with Project Y (atomic bomb development), later employed with Lamson Corp., and founding partner, Building Systems of New England; Sept. 10, 2007.

Wilbur R. Barnes ’38, retired lieutenant colonel, Air Reserve Group, electrical consultant and professional engineer, and WWII Army veteran; July 11, 2007.

Harry W. Hale Jr. ’38, former chairman of the department of surgery, Maricopa Medical Center, and WWII Navy veteran; Aug. 16, 2007.

John C. Jubin Jr. ’38, leader in chemical process development and design with Atlantic Refining, Arco Chemical, and Lyondell Chemical Co., honored by the AIChE for lifetime achievement; Sept. 18, 2006.

Frank M. Babula ’39, retired electrical engineer for Western Electric, and WWII Navy veteran; April 20, 2007.

John A. Huberty ’40, prolific Bay Area architect and builder responsible for numerous housing and civic projects including the Palo Alto, Calif., library, and supporter of Rensselaer’s Hirsch Observatory; Oct. 2, 2007.

Robert O. Wagner ’40, retired vice president and assistant treasurer, Detroit Edison Co.; June 1, 2007.

Eugene B. Osuch ’41, retired program developer in military research, U.S. Navy, retired captain, Navy Reserves, and veteran, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam; July 11, 2007.

Karl G.E. Sharke ’41, retired chemist, Troy Water Filtration Plant, formerly with GE and the Watervliet Arsenal, active in civic affairs and alumni activities; June 14, 2007.

Thomas J. Tully ’41, MCH ’55, retired process technology specialist, GE Silicone Products, and WWII Army Air Corps veteran; May 7, 2007.

Richard V. Collins ’42, retired Air Force colonel, serving in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam, and city planner, active in his community; April 15, 2007.

Warren F. Witzig ’42, a pioneering nuclear scientist and professor at Penn State University; June 13, 2007.

Rodger E. Longley ’43, retired engineer, Gillette Co.; May 11, 2007.

Jeffery C. Richards ’44, longtime lawyer in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and WWII Canadian Army veteran; May 26, 2007.

William F. Savage ’44, a nuclear and aeronautical engineer with GE, Convair, the Interior Department, Atomic Energy Commission, and Department of Energy; March 23, 2007.

William LaGrange ’45, retired engineer for Carrier Air Conditioning; July 14, 2007.

Louis R. Witt Jr. ’45, retired petroleum equipment executive and decorated WWII veteran; May 27, 2007.

Margaret F. Goggin ’49, retired manager of system effectiveness, Bendix Corp., active in her church and community; Oct. 11, 2007.

George W. Morisi ’49, founder of G.W. Morisi Insurance Agency in Springfield, Mass.; April 7, 2007.

Richard S. Putnam ’49, retired after 30 years with RCA, then 13 years as district scout executive with Boy Scouts of America, and WWII Air Force veteran; Aug. 14, 2007.

John N. Ramsey III ’49, Ph.D. ’54, retired senior technical member, quality/technical assurance, at IBM, instructor, American Indian Science and Engineering Society, and WWII Army veteran; Oct. 18, 2007.

Kenneth G. Giguere ’50, retired manager of facilities planning, DuPont, avid sailor, and WWII Army veteran; April 19, 2007.

Irving R. Huie ’50, retired senior vice president, Perini Corp., ASCE fellow, and Army Corps of Engineers veteran; Aug. 6, 2007.

Albert J. Pezzo ’50, retired engineer for GE’s naval ordnance systems division, and WWII Army veteran; April 13, 2007.

Elwood R. Bailey ’51, retired project development specialist, Getty Oil Co., and WWII Army Corps of Engineers veteran; July 30, 2007.

Donald A. Franz ’51, a 33-year career naval officer, who served in WWII , Korea, and Vietnam; Feb. 3, 2007.

August P. Sartucci ’51, retired from Harvard University construction management, and WWII Army veteran; Aug. 28, 2007.

Walter Beust ’52, retired engineer, Raytheon Co., and U.S. Army veteran; May 6, 2007.

John L. Feininger ’52, retired president, Holland Wire Products, formerly in sales and marketing with GE, Rensselaer Patroon and active fundraiser, and U.S. Navy veteran; Nov. 14, 2007.

Robert H.G. Johnson ’52, retired from his own electrical contracting company, Dallas, Texas, formerly with Corning Glass, and U.S. Army veteran; August 2007.

C. Robert Munderback ’52, retired from Central Hudson G&E Corp., avid outdoorsman, and WWII Navy veteran; June 23, 2007.

Robert J. Devereaux ’53, retired operations manager, Sun Hydraulics, and a Livingston Houston Patroon of Rensselaer; Sept. 4, 2007.

Henry Hahn, M.S. ’53, research lab director at Melpar, former chief project engineer at Curtiss-Wright, patent holder, and stamp expert; June 7, 2007.

Eugene L. Martin ’53, retired manager, building services division, Prudential Insurance Co. of America; June 16, 2006.

James L. Malakoff ’54, M.S. ’55, retired vice president, management information, Beckman Instrument-Helipot Division; July 24, 2007.

George R. Monroe ’54, retired electrical engineer and patent holder for IBM, life member, American Radio Relay League, and WWII Navy veteran; July 24, 2007.

Aubrey R. Randall ’54, retired manager of transportation, Union Carbide Corp., active community volunteer, and WWII and Korean War Navy veteran; July 25, 2007.

Ashley B. Simmons ’56, former senior project engineer, TRW Inc.; Sept. 26, 2007.

Merwin C. Blust ’57, longtime inspector with the State Department’s Office of the Inspector General, and U.S. Army veteran; June 5, 2007.

Robert W. Castle Jr. ’58, retired Navy captain, and senior engineer with GRC International and AT&T; Nov. 4, 2007.

Charles D. Rosen ’58, retired metallurgical engineer and project manager, shuttle program failure testing, at Rockwell International, where he was named 1995 Engineer of the Year, patent holder, and community volunteer; Feb. 22, 2007.

E. Mark Glannon ’59, chemical engineer with DuPont, realtor, bookkeeper, and U.S. Air Force veteran; June 13, 2007.

Harvey L. Berger ’60, Ph.D. ’69, inventor of revolutionary ultrasonic technology, founder of Sono-Tek Corp., patent holder, and Marist College advisory board member; Aug. 9, 2007.

Michael P. McMahon Sr., M.M.E. ’60, retired mechanical engineer at Pratt & Whitney, and scoutmaster; June 30, 2007.

Thomas P. O’Brien ’60, financial adviser and former president, Warren Consulting Group and The Fine Line; May 31, 2007.

David B. Ellenberg ’61, industrial engineer, management consultant, small business owner, amateur radio operator and teacher, and volunteer with N.Y. Red Cross Emergency Communications; Sep. 28, 2007.

Roger G. Cavanna ’66, architect and Persian rug merchant, student of Eastern philosophies, and former Peace Corps volunteer; Oct. 3, 2006.

Franz J. Buschmann ’67, M.S. ’69, retired metallurgical engineer at Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory; Aug. 2, 2007.

Allan G. Francis Jr. ’67, of Tamarac, Fla.; June 25, 2007. James E. Starbuck ’69, creative scientist and helicopter and ultralight airplane pilot; July 25, 2007.

Richard B. Bringedahl, M.S. ’71, high school and community college math and science teacher, and Korean War Marine Corps veteran; Oct. 11, 2007.

Michael W. Tennis ’72, M.E. ’75, who devoted his career to the development and implementation of clean, renewable energy resources; March 7, 2007.

Robert K. Willis ’81, senior programmer, Lockheed Martin; August 2007.

Paul Bakanauskas ’82, who earned a chemical engineering degree from Rensselaer and a law degree from Pace; June 20, 2007.

Christopher Drummond ’89, international consultant with KPMG, formerly with GE Plastics and UNUM; Aug. 27, 2007.

Bernadette M. Patriarca Lombardi ’89, registered nurse and clinical manager, Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital; July 24, 2007.

Bonnie Sue Schneider, M.S. ’95, pediatric audiologist, involved with clinical development of cochlear implantation and oto-acoustic testing; July 19, 2007.

Jeffrey R. Calero ’96, Army major, 1st Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group, on duty in Kajaki, Afghanistan; Oct. 29, 2007.

Barbara J. Tyrrell, M.S. ’97, employed by Chubb Specialty Insurance Co.; Aug. 24, 2006.

William C. Perron ’98, senior mechanical engineer with Otis Elevator, United Technologies Corp., and an Audi car enthusiast; Sept. 15, 2007.

Michael D. Banner ’05, civil engineer and transportation planner, Kimley-Horn and Associates; Oct. 7, 2007.

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