Edward J. Vandercar ’36, medical doctor retired from private practice in Cohoes, and retired colonel, U.S. Air Force; May 17. Stuart M. Phelps ’38, retired engineer, Rochester Products, active in Boy Scouts, and avid sailor; June 26.
David S. Ellison ’43, retired obstetrician/gynecologist in Rome, N.Y., avid sailor, and U.S. Army veteran; May 15. Charles A. Shoecraft ’46, retired president, Intertech Search Associates, formerly with DuPont and B.F. Goodrich, and WWII Navy veteran; March 3. Robert H. Blount ’47, retired rear admiral, U.S. Navy, whose decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal; May 4. William A. Bookhop ’48, retired from the New York Telephone Co., choral and barbershop singer, and U.S. Navy veteran; June 20. Henry E. Caruso ’48, retired systems planning engineer, Cleveland Electric Illuminating Co., active in civic activities, founder of 10 Freedom Shrines, and WWII Army veteran; April 15. John R. Hoidge ’48, retired professional engineer, John R. Hoidge and Associates, avid outdoorsman, and WWII Navy veteran; Nov. 16, 2008. Charles B. Mount III ’48, retired fire safety engineer, Factory Mutual Systems, power boating enthusiast, and WWII Army Air Force veteran; May 3. Carl F. Fryer ’49, retired safety engineer for Employers Insurance of Wausau, and WWII Army Air Corps veteran; June 7. Frank M. Fuller ’49, retired manager, Raymond International Inc., author of a text on pile foundations, and boating enthusiast; May 9. Charles W. Matheis ’49, helicopter design and engineering expert for the FAA, structural design and flight test engineer for Cornell Lab, and WWII Army Air Corps veteran; May 27.
William E. Baltz ’52, partner of the architectural firm Haines Lundberg Waehler, long active with New York’s Tudor City Greens; April 18. Ernst J. Bunning ’53, mechanical engineer for Saco Defense and Maremont Corp., previously with Chrysler Corp., where he worked on the gas turbine car, holder of two patents; May 6. Charles R. Dollard ’53, retired engineering manager, North American Aviation/Rockwell, and WWII Army Air Corps veteran; April 15. Richard S. Cremisio, M.S. ’56, metallurgical engineer, professional saxophonist, and U.S. Army veteran; May 15. Byron W. Jordan ’56, retired captain, U.S. Coast Guard, and avid genealogist; June 7. James F. Upton ’57, former electrical engineer with Raytheon, later co-founder of Incoterm Corp., a pioneer in intelligent computer terminals used in airlines and banking; March 21. Ira Richer ’59, who spent four decades in computer networking with Lincoln Laboratory, BBN Technologies, MITRE Corp., and DARPA, and in retirement became a woodworker; June 14. Paul M. Swingle ’59, retired engineer, Star Textile and Research in Cohoes, N.Y.; Sept. 18, 2008.
Guilford E. Stephens, M.M.E. ’60, retired senior project engineer, Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, and Korean War Army veteran; May 14. Jack C. Loessi ’61, electrical engineer at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, and later at Motorola, avid hiker and camper; May 25. Raymond J. Hughes ’65, M.S. ’67, M.S. ’73, programmer/system analyst, Northrop Grumman; May 6. Jay J. Meyer ’65, retired chief geophysicist, eastern hemisphere, Occidental Petroleum, whose work led to new sources of oil, and partner with his wife in a horse breeding farm; Sept. 9, 2008. Howard I. Sanderow ’66, president of Management & Engineering Technologies, former general manager at TRW, recognized internationally as a powder metallurgy materials expert; Feb. 2.
David G. Ellis ’76, M.E. ’77, co-founder and chief technical officer of SIXNET, and mentor, Shenendehowa High School Robotics Team; May 31. Randall S. Cohen ’79, who worked at W.R. Grace, Orange and Rockland utility, and other companies; June 1. Mahmud Mahadzer, M.S. ’93, Ph.D. ’97, director, Research & Development Center, IKRAM, Malaysia; July 28.
Nathan D. Marsters ’04, hockey goaltender, draft pick of the Los Angeles Kings in 2000, later playing with the Portland Pirates and the Krefeld Penguins in Europe; June 8.
E. Bruce Nauman, professor and former department chair in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and former director of industrial liaison at Rensselaer, prolific researcher and author of more than 150 journal papers and five books, and adviser to 32 doctoral students; May 24.