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Nelson “Red” Bliss ’38, retired after a career with GE Aeronautics and Knolls Atomic Power Lab, active in the American Welding Society, and member of the RPI hockey team and lifelong fan; Oct. 13, 2012. Alfred L. Jarrett ’39, retired senior project engineer, F-15 and F-18 projects, McDonnell Douglas, who served on four NASA committees; Dec. 1, 2011. Harry W. McDonald ’39, retired regional attorney, NYS Labor Relations Board, active in Cohoes, N.Y., civic groups; Dec. 15, 2012.

John E. Davis ’41, retired surgeon and otolaryngologist, Troy, N.Y., athlete, pilot, and U.S. Navy veteran; Jan. 17, 2013. Charles T. Fox ’41, retired surgeon, Carthage (N.Y.) Area Hospital, and WWII Army veteran; Dec. 18, 2012. Irving S. Goldstein ’41, professor emeritus, wood and paper science, North Carolina State University, former industrial research manager, and U.S. Navy veteran; Sept. 25, 2012. James Douglas ’42, MCE ’43, retired captain, U.S. Navy, Seabee construction commander and division director, professor emeritus, civil engineering, at Stanford University, and ASCE fellow; Feb. 24, 2013. Edward L. Koenig ’42, consulting engineer, formerly with Singer Mfg. Co. and Pitney Bowes, licensed pilot, active in Boy Scouts, and Class of ’42 correspondent; Dec. 8, 2012. Theodore A. Jacob ’43, retired senior director, animal drug metabolism, Merck Sharp & Dohme, instrumental in research on B12, cortisone, and Ivermectin, and active in scouting; Dec. 31, 2012. Irving C. Stiles ’43, retired U.S. Navy commander and aeronautical engineer at Grumman, where he worked on Apollo missions, the space shuttle, and the F-14; June 29, 2012. Joseph T. Tardi ’43, professional engineer and manager with Norton, Behr Manning, and GE, developer, facilities management consultant, and WWII Navy veteran; Sept. 26, 2012. Gerard E. Blanchard ’44, retired principal air pollution control engineer, NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation, and WWII Army veteran; Aug. 31, 2012. Peter Burn ’44, retired manager of nuclear services, West Valley Nuclear Services, and WWII Army veteran; Sept. 22, 2012. Beatrice Christian Fenn ’44, a principal bass player with several orchestras, artist, poet, and C-W Cadette at Rensselaer; July 11, 2012. Harlan L. Howe ’44, retired design engineer and section manager, Carrier Corp., woodworker, and genealogist; April 12, 2012. Everett J. Norman Jr. ’44, manager of air and groundwater environmental programs throughout California, and WWII Navy veteran; May 2, 2012. G. Norman Sawyer ’44, MME ’49, retired from General Electric, involved in the moon landing mission, among other assignments; Jan. 7, 2013. Harry Subkowsky ’44, M.E. ’49, retired vice president, Cahn Engineers, amateur radio operator, and WWII Air Force veteran; June 22, 2012. Matthew A. McGough ’45, retired from Foster Wheeler, for whom he built many oil refineries and chemical plants; March 22, 2009. John W. Wheeler ’45, former owner, Narragansett Concrete Co. and John Wheeler Yachts, and decorated WWII Army Air Corps veteran; Sept. 5, 2012. Arthur M. Weis ’47, founder of Capintec Inc., inventor of a nuclear thermionic fuel cell used aboard spacecraft, and recipient of a Society of Nuclear Medicine lifetime achievement award; Jan. 20, 2013. Charles I. Atherton ’49, founder, Liquiflo Inc., following many years at Sylvania and Bowser-Keene, and WWII Navy veteran; Nov. 30, 2012. D. Scott Bowman ’49, whose career was in marketing for electronics, and who was a WWII Army veteran and POW; Sept. 10, 2012. John A. Hanley ’49, retired sales manager, Universal Builders Supply, active in civic activities in Red Hook, N.Y., and WWII Navy veteran; Jan. 8, 2013.

Richard H. Focke ’50, retired sales manager, Witco Chemical Corp., and bridge enthusiast; Jan. 29, 2012. David A. Swick ’50, retired researcher in X-ray crystallography, Naval Research Lab, math professor, active photographer, and WWII Navy veteran; Feb. 8, 2012. David A. Bevan ’51, former accountant who also ran a small farm in Vermont; Jan. 14, 2013. Ross R. Mamola ’51, retired architect, Ross R. Mamola, AIA, Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J., and Korean War Air Force veteran; Oct. 22, 2012. Edwin F. Marek ’51, retired plant manager, Koppers Co., former guitarist, and WWII Army veteran; Jan. 11, 2013. Wesley R. Midgley ’51, retired structural engineer for Midgley-Clauer and Associates, and WWII Army veteran; Dec. 17, 2012. Robert E. Pratt ’51, retired parts engineer for Raytheon Missile Systems Division, and WWII Navy veteran; Nov. 19, 2012. Joseph D. Stehlik ’51, retired after a career with Univac; March 10, 2011. Robert L. Bullard ’52, retired after a career in management with IBM, patent holder, and WWII Army veteran; Oct. 26, 2012. Allan R. Huntley ’52, who retired to England after a career with Esso, Lummus, Stone & Webster, and Conoco; Jan. 22, 2013. William R. Murphy ’52, retired director of product development, Gulfstream Aerospace, formerly with Grumman Aircraft, where he was instrumental in development of the A-6 Intruder; Dec. 8, 2012. James L. Derby Jr. ’53, MME ’58, retired after 37-year career with Pratt & Whitney, active in Boy Scouts, zoning board, and voter registration; Dec. 7, 2012. Gerrit Van Nederynen ’53, retired manager, quality control, Security Signals Inc., and WWII Navy veteran; Feb. 25, 2013. Harvey M. Solomon ’55, retired pathology specialist and director of the blood lab at Johns Hopkins Hospital, honored for his volunteer service to the Taos, N.M., library; June 18, 2011. Joseph E. Rogers Jr. ’57, retired after a career with Dow Chemical as industrial engineer and business counselor, active in community affairs, and U.S. Army veteran; Nov. 20, 2012.

George J. Kirouac ’60, M.S. ’63, Ph.D. ’65, retired physicist and manager of the Fluids Laboratory, Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory, and adjunct professor at Rensselaer; Dec. 15, 2012. Arthur E. Marcinkowsky, Ph.D. ’61, retired research chemist, Union Carbide’s South Charleston Tech Center, and Royal Canadian Navy veteran; Sept. 28, 2012. Philip M. Carabateas, Ph.D. ’62, retired senior research chemist at Sterling-Winthrop Research Institute, holder of 40 patents, and Korean War Air Force veteran; Dec. 6, 2012. James J. Hogan ’62, emeritus professor of chemistry and former director of undergraduate studies in chemistry, McGill University, and recipient of teaching awards; Nov. 8, 2012. John Winthrop Porter ’62, systems analyst, State of Connecticut, active in community organizations; and Vietnam War Air Force veteran; March 19, 2012. Dennis J. Eagan ’64, retired senior engineer, IBM, active in local ice hockey, library, and zoning board; Jan. 28, 2013. Charles T. Melick ’64, civil engineer and vice president, Melick-Tully Associates, and car enthusiast; Feb. 1, 2013. John A. Hager, M.E. ’67, retired Air Force colonel who developed a safety-enhancing fuel additive for military aircraft; Dec. 12, 2012. Allen Baisuck ’65, M.S. ’66, Ph.D. ’69, software developer and entrepreneur, who retired to Hawaii in 2006; July 23, 2012. Anthony A. Gaetano ’66, who developed manufacturing mechanical devices and industrial machinery, and who established a scholarship at Rensselaer; July 20, 2012. Charles G. Treadwell ’68, M.S. ’71, retired executive director, NYS Higher Education Services Corp., actor, guitar player, and classic car collector; Feb. 13, 2013. George M. Oliver, M.S. ’69, Ph.D. ’70, retired colonel, U.S. Air Force, manager - Aegis Program, Lockheed-Martin, and professor, Penn State Great Valley; Sept. 9, 2012.

Ronald A. Moreau ’70, president and CEO, Can Corporation of America, lead engineer for several packaging industry patents, and former hockey player; Oct. 18, 2012. Robert F. Lipowicz ’75, M.E. ’76, retired vice president, product delivery and introduction, Xerox Corp., saxophone player, and lifelong fan of RPI Hockey; March 12, 2013. Thad Dworkin ’79, director, business jets completions, Boeing Company, and a bluegrass guitar enthusiast; Dec. 24, 2012.
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