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In Memoriam

David M. Diltz ’38, retired senior vice president, Lear Siegler, vice president emeritus of the RAA and recipient of its 1991 Distinguished Service Award, active supporter of Rensselaer for seven decades; Feb. 29. Charles G. Estey ’39, professional engineer, consulting engineer in mechanical and electrical, avid sailor, and WWII Army veteran; Feb. 17. Byron D. Forster ’41, business consultant who started many businesses, longtime volunteer for American Legion, Lions, and Rensselaer where he attended over 60 Reunions, and WWII Air Force veteran; Jan. 4. Edmund W. Haskins ’41, retired secretary and former vice president, field division, of the National Association of Manufacturers, and WWII Navy veteran; Sept. 20, 2011. Constantine J. Beckos ’42, aeronautical engineer with Chance Vought Co., where he worked on the F4U-1 Corsair, and longtime restaurateur; June 26, 2007. James N. Nutt Jr. ’43, retired from General Electric Co., Re-Entry Systems Division, former Class of ’43 president, and WWII Navy veteran; Dec. 15, 2011. Sidney L. Mitchell ’44, retired district court judge, and former commissioner for real property, who helped implement a model farmland preservation program; Oct. 23, 2011.

Marwood R. Clement Jr. ’45, former vice president, Incoterm Corp., and retired captain, U.S. Naval Reserve, Oct. 21, 2011. Morton M. George ’45, retired manager of sales, Evans Printing Co., active on many civic boards, avid sailor, and WWII Navy veteran; Jan. 20, 2005. Stanley A. Greenblath ’46, founder of a manufacturing company in the packaging field, consultant, sailboat racer, and U.S. Navy veteran (V-12); Dec. 23, 2011. Duane C. Manning ’47, retired owner, Manning Company, and former marketing manager, Ceramic Systems; Dec. 24, 2011. Arnold A. Zachow ’47, MAE ’51, retired from a varied engineering career, including work for Bell Aircraft and General Electric, teacher, and WWII Navy veteran; Nov. 5, 2011. Anthony G. Bally ’48, retired executive manager, engineering and research division, IBM Corp., and retired lieutenant colonel, with many honors, U.S. Air Force; Nov. 4, 2011. Robert K. Wawrousek ’49, retired chief metallurgist, Parish Pressed Steel Division, Dana Corp., avid reader and sailor; Nov. 30, 2011.

Willard A. Bruce ’50, retired chief of technical services, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation’s division of water, and highly decorated Army Air Force veteran; Oct. 18, 2011. Joseph V. Krason ’50, retired state of Connecticut energy management engineer, patent holder, and WWII Army veteran; Sept. 6, 2011. Donald F. Molino ’50, Ph.D. ’59, retired director, Nuclear Power School, KAPL, longtime umpire, and U.S. Army veteran; Jan. 17. C. Stuart Nahles ’50, retired from Stride Rite after 42 years, and U.S. Army veteran; Aug. 10, 2011. George M. Schultz ’50, retired after a career with EPRI, EG&G, SAIC, and Advanced H2O Inc.; Jan. 3. William R. Terrill ’50, retired manager of systems analysis and technology and later, solar programs, at GE, and Korean War Navy veteran; Sept. 19, 2010. Dean H. Armstrong ’51, retired construction manager, Stone & Webster Engineering, and member, Rensselaer Athletic Hall of Fame; Jan. 16. Robert L. Jones ’51, retired operations manager, Motorola Inc., pilot, antique car enthusiast, and U.S. Navy veteran; Oct. 20, 2011. Haig C. Kolligian ’51, retired architect, Kevin Roche, John Dinkeloo & Associates, active in Kiwanis, and WWII Army Air Corps veteran; Jan. 26. Carl Machover ’51, computer graphics pioneer who developed one of the earliest CAD platforms, president, Machover Associates Corp., visionary who championed interactive graphics displays for everything from complex scientific data to computer-animated movies; March 5. Rodney J. Whitcomb ’51, retired project engineer, Eastman Kodak Co., where he worked on the Spy Satellite Program and Lunar Orbiter; Oct. 12, 2011. Conrad K. Eastman ’52, retired partner, Western Maine Nurseries, following 16 years with Monsanto Co., active in civic affairs, and Korean War Navy veteran; Dec. 20, 2011. Robert L. Hollenbeck ’52, retired architect, New York State Department of Social Services, and U.S. Navy veteran; Feb. 6. Richard W. Hylen ’52, retired from Corning Inc., Technical Products Division, where he assisted in the development of photochromic lenses, and WWII Army veteran; Nov. 12, 2011. Peter Mooney ’52, retired after a career in industrial management with Federal Paper Board Co. and Continental Can Co.; Oct. 13, 2011.

Ladislav M. Formanek ’53, retired test engineer supervisor, McDonnell Douglas, who previously worked on the Atlas program with North American Rockwell, and U.S. Navy veteran; Aug. 1, 2011. Edward W. Kimbrell Jr. ’53, retired finance manager, General Electric Co., avid boater and genealogist; Sept. 30, 2011. Stephen B. Abbott ’54, retired from Chicago Bridge & Iron after 30 years, then with Massachusetts Department of Capitol Planning and Operations, and U.S. Navy veteran; April 21, 2011. Frederick C. Downey ’54, retired senior systems specialist, DuPont, where he helped mechanize the operation of making nylon, and U.S. Army veteran; Dec. 30, 2011. Arthur G. Williams ’55, math and physics teacher, formerly with Sikorsky, and U.S. Navy helicopter pilot; Jan. 31. George B. Bauer ’57, retired project manager, Turner Construction Co., and AARP tax aide volunteer; Jan. 5. Thomas J. Gilligan ’57, retired chief engineer, Ampex Corp., former general manager, Electronic Memories and Magnetics Corp., patent holder, and Korean War Air Force veteran; Feb. 14. John W. Overacker ’57, retired from NYS Department of Transportation, active in community service, and Korean War Navy veteran; Dec. 6, 2011. Theodore J. Reale, M.M.E. ’57, president, A.P. Reale and Sons construction company, former nuclear test engineer for General Dynamics, active in Ticonderoga, N.Y., civic affairs; Nov. 5, 2011. Pickett T. Simpson ’57, M.C.E. ’64, retired from the NYS Environmental Facilities Corp. after 35 years, research scientist at RPI, and U.S. Air Force veteran; Dec. 2, 2011.

Jack Ohanian, M.E. ’60, Ph.D. ’63, professor emeritus and former dean, University of Florida, and past president, American Nuclear Society, among many professional affiliations; Oct. 31, 2011. Stephen J. Donachie ’61, retired from Special Metals Corp., expert in superalloy melting technology, school board president, and soccer coach; Nov. 30, 2011. Stanley J. Polich ’62, retired senior project manager and polypropylene process engineer, General Electric Co., and U.S. Army veteran; Sept. 14, 2011. Märt Riismandel ’65, MEE ’66, retired after 37 years as senior electrical engineer, Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory, dedicated to learning and sharing the history of his native Estonia; Nov. 10, 2011. Richard C. Fuhrman ’68, inventor and owner of Fuhrman Diversified, maker of animal handling and safe-capture equipment, and founder of an emergency medical corps; Dec. 5, 2011. David H. Yedwab ’68, recognized telecommunications analyst, and founding partner, Market Strategy and Analytics Partners; Feb. 21. Kenneth E. Drautz, M.E. ’69, retired city engineer and water plant chemist, consultant to companies and municipalities, and educator; June 30, 2011.

Jacki Ewing Hartt ’71, Ph.D. ’75, registered patent agent, former publishing company acquisitions editor, talented musician and vocalist; Nov. 27, 2011. Wayne J. Carlson ’73, former teacher and computer analyst; Dec. 3, 2011. Michael L. Marziale, Ph.D. ’82, founder and CEO of Strategic Analysts, and member of numerous community boards; Oct. 24, 2011. Sean C. Cox ’92, computer engineer, New Hampshire state representative, chef, and snowboard instructor; Dec. 9, 2011. Annina M. Carter, M.S. ’93, professor of chemistry and forensics, Adirondack Community College, recipient of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching; Oct. 28, 2011.

Walter Eppenstein, M.S. ’52, professor emeritus and former associate chair of physics at Rensselaer (1947-91), known for creating introductory physics demonstrations and summer research programs for high school students; Dec. 31, 2011. Richard P. Leifer, former associate professor in the Lally School (1980-2005), director of the Executive MBA program, and co-author of Radical Innovation and Grabbing Lightning; Dec. 19, 2011.

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