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Louis H. Aricson ’41, former president, Weston division of Schlumberger and Transicoil division of Daystrom, a Patroon of Rensselaer, and WWII veteran; Aug. 5. Frank J. Devine ’43, retired Foreign Service officer and former U.S. ambassador to El Salvador; June 2. Whitfield W. Moretti ’43, retired electrical engineer, Sperry Gyroscope Co. and Raytheon Corp., Boy Scout leader, pianist, and WWII Army Signal Corps veteran; Aug. 31. Walter T. MacCarthy ’44, retired senior specialist at Boeing, former manager of aerodynamic testing at General Dynamics; city councilman, baseball coach, and Class of ’44 correspondent; Aug. 20. Donald W. Kelton ’45, former aeronautical engineer for Boeing, engineering professor, and WWII Army veteran; May 22. John T. Crowell ’47, registered architect and structural engineer with Stone & Webster for 37 years, and WWII Navy veteran; July 15. Robert S. Stewart ’47, chemical engineer with Sharp & Dohme and Quaker Chemical, founder of Annandale Corp., and WWII Navy veteran; Aug. 24. Everett B. Garretson ’48, founder, Garretson R&D Co., VP at General Devices, then co-owner, H.P. Clayton, a Princeton department store, and WWII Army veteran; Aug. 3. Meredith A. Read ’48, longtime electrical engineer with General Electric Co., and WWII Navy veteran; Aug. 12. William G. Edmiston ’49, retired plant superintendent, W. & L.E. Gurley, active in Troy community activities, and WWII Army veteran; June 10. James E. Gillan ’49, retired after a career in corporate safety and fire protection with Atlas Chemical, ICI Chemical, and Gould Electronics, and WWII Army veteran; Aug. 28. John C. Kacharian ’49, M.S. ’59, retired facilities manager and director of grounds, Watervliet Arsenal, history buff who created Benet Labs and Watervliet Arsenal museums, and authority on flag protocol; Aug. 27. Joseph Wrobleski ’49, retired project manager, TRW; May 18.

William C. Aubrey ’50, professor emeritus, Union College, where he helped establish the mechanical engineering department; and WWII Navy veteran; May 3. Theodore A. Bork ’50, retired architect, who designed embassies and overseas spaces for the U.S. State Department; and Korean War veteran; May 23. Waldon E. Kiesshauer ’50, retired manager of carbon and alloy bar sales, Bethlehem Steel, and Army Air Corps veteran; Aug. 16. Edith Graves MacPeek ’51, retired teacher, Kanawha County, W.Va., School System, and charter member, SWE; Sept. 6. Mark E. Trivison ’51, retired after a career with Union Carbide, and Korean War veteran; July 8. Edmund S. Tyminski ’51, retired quality assurance manager, Air Products and Chemicals, and U.S. Army veteran; May 23. S. Lawrence Baldwin ’52, former city engineer, Oneonta, N.Y., partner, Baldwin and Kalmus Associates, and U.S. Navy veteran; Aug. 27. Warren A. Crapo ’52, retired staff engineer, IBM; May 5. Howard “Pat” Curtiss Jr. ’52, an authority on the aerodynamics of helicopters and professor at Princeton for 33 years; Sept. 20. Allan S. Devaul ’52, retired from S.E. Minor & Co., an engineering and surveying firm, active in Boy Scouts and Rotary, and Korean War veteran; May 7. Maurice J. Dunne ’52, pioneer in robotics, who for 35 years was vice president of engineering at Unimation, recipient of the Robotic Institute of America’s Joseph Engelberger Award, and WWII Navy veteran; Aug. 22. J. Richard Whitcomb ’52, former fluids engineer, then owner of an architectural concrete products firm, civic leader, and U.S. Army veteran; Sept. 7. H. Richards Leslie ’53, retired manager, advanced flight science, Lockheed Corp.; Dec. 15, 2011. William H. Roberts ’53, a computer technology entrepreneur, founder and chairman of Emulex Corp., and arts philanthropist; Aug. 5.

Paul H. Jaenichen ’54, retired lieutenant colonel, U.S. Army; May 24. Harvey E. Phillips ’54, successful builder and developer in Virginia and various locations throughout the U.S.; June 23. Gerard L. Commerford ’55, aerospace engineer and manager who worked on the X-15 and the space shuttle program, playing a key role in its Return-To-Flight in 1988; July 3. W. John G. McCulloch, Ph.D. ’55, retired licensing manager, Exxon Chemical Polymer Center, active in civic affairs, and RCAF veteran; April 13. Charles L. Potter Jr. ’55, retired senior engineering manager, IBM Corp.; Nov. 26, 2009. Francis J. Quinn Jr. ’55, founder of Steam-Path Inc. after 26 years with GE, expert in solving power generation problems, and U.S. Navy veteran; July 3. Robert L. Walsh Jr. ’56, retired investment manager, Prudential Base Securities, and Korean War Air Force veteran; July 18. Robert M. Ryan ’57, professor emeritus, nuclear engineering, and director of radiation and nuclear safety at Rensselaer, active alumni class and chapter officer, and Korean War Navy veteran; Sept. 1. Gerald J. Rubin ’58, retired technical and project director, International Minerals Corp. (Mosaic); Dec. 20, 2011. Jakob W. Seelig ’58, Ph.D. ’63, former vice president, strategic systems and administration, Anser Analytic Services Inc.; Sept. 23, 2004. John L. Way ’58, Ph.D. ’66, professor emeritus, mechanical and aerospace engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, and U.S. Navy veteran; Aug. 25. Roger C. Wollen ’58, retired division controller, Stauffer Chemical, active in Easton, Conn., civic affairs; June 14.

Lawrence R. McMullen ’61, real estate agent, utility board business manager, and children’s hockey league referee; July 27. Robert P. Meister ’61, retired from Battelle Memorial Institute, and Korean War veteran; Aug. 4. John T. Weigandt ’61, retired owner, I.I. Investigations Inc., and U.S. Army veteran; May 19. Charles W. Valentine, M.S. ’62, a microcoder, retired from Alcron Inc., and classical music lover; Oct. 19, 2011. William N. Adams, M.M.E. ’65, mechanical engineer with Combustion Engineering and Bechtel Power Corp., consultant, and U.S. Army veteran; May 10. Yale M. Braunstein ’66, professor, UC Berkeley School of Information, a scholar of the economics of information and communications industries and systems; July 25. A. Rauf Imam, Ph.D. ’67, chemistry professor at Hudson Valley Community College, where he was honored for his teaching, formerly with Watervliet Arsenal; May 1. Richard L. Heroux, M.S. ’69, Ph.D. ’72, owner-operator of an insurance agency; June 3. Harvey M. Salkin, Ph.D. ’69, professor of operations research at Case Western Reserve University, investment adviser, and consultant to the U.S. Navy; Aug. 11. Walter F. Uccellini ’69, M.S. ’71, founder of The United Group of Companies, a Capital Region development company that recently built the CityStation student housing complex in Troy, and a Rensselaer Patroon and volunteer; Aug. 15.

Donald M. Brailey ’71, chemical engineer who worked on water supply and treatment with Metcalf & Eddy and Hazen & Sawyer, and Vietnam War veteran; July 7. Alvin J. Waite ’72, former vice president of research and consultant, Behr Process; Aug. 10. Dana W. Covill ’73, materials engineer, Progress Energy, in Raleigh, N.C.; Feb. 18. William J. Kerry ’73, employed by the Social Security Administration for 35 years, bobsledder and softball coach; May 19. James S. Litz ’82, U.S. Customs Service pilot, and former U.S. Navy pilot and flight instructor; Sept. 7. William P. O’Connor, MBA ’82, retired director of field services, Engineering Div., Travelers Insurance Co.; April 28. Karen (Reuter) Murphy ’91, employed by the IRS in Stoneham, Mass.; July 24.

Paul M. DeRusso ’53, MEE ’55, professor emeritus, ECSE, an associate dean of engineering, who established degree programs in computer and systems engineering and the PREFACE Summer Program, among many administrative accomplishments; Oct. 4. Jack W. Hollingsworth, professor of mathematics and computer science at Rensselaer, 1957-79, and director of the Computer Science Center, voted Meanest Man on Campus, and for whom an endowed student prize was established in 1999; Sept. 26.
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