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Charles R. Loux ’33, retired from Allied, where he worked for many years at the Solvay Process Division; Jan. 22. Francis A. Breen ’34, retired civil engineer for the County of Nassau, N.Y.; Jan. 5. Richard V. Anderson ’37, retired engineer and manufacturer’s representative in the automobile industry, yacht club commodore, and U.S. Navy veteran; April 5. Emerson W. Stevens ’38, aeronautical engineer who, after a long career with Bell Aerosystems, designed a record-setting ultralight plane and the predecessor of the Cessna Citation Jet; Jan. 26. Edward E. Lustbader ’39, retired president, P.J. Carlin Construction Co., which built Shea Stadium, among many other high-profile buildings, philanthropist, and avid outdoorsman; April 28.

John H. Reynolds ’41, retired vice president and general manager of General Electric Technical Services Co., and WWII Navy veteran; Dec. 21, 2004. Donald O. Cornell ’45, retired pharmacist, and WWII Army veteran; April 21. George B. Burpee ’47, retired co-owner and vice president of Boyerstown Auto Body Works, formerly with Stanley Tools, Lees Carpets, and Brown Instruments; July 8, 2004. Edward W. Drislane ’47, retired executive director, Friction Material Standards Institute, former CPA and management consultant, former chief engineer, Bendix, and decorated WWII Army veteran; Feb. 8. Thomas R. Gilmore ’47, retired from Goodyear Tire & Rubber, where he was awarded the Goodyear Spirit Award, active community member in Grand Island, N.Y., and WWII Navy veteran; Feb. 16. John R. Fisher ’48, M.C.E. ’50, retired rear admiral, U.S. Navy (CEC), decorated for his career in which he oversaw naval and defense construction around the world, and former executive vice president of Raymond International; March 28. George G. Cohen ’49, retired manager, new business proposals, Grumman Aero-space Corp., active with NESC and Rensselaer activities, and U.S. Navy veteran; March 14. Thomas A. Davis ’49, retired reporter, McGraw-Hill Companies; March 30.

William J. Coughlin ’50, former vice president of West Coast operations for Uniroyal, later a manufacturer’s representative with Keel Corp., active in Rotary, and WWII Army veteran; Jan. 29. Colonel Joseph L. Falvey ’50, a veteran of WWII, Korea, and Vietnam, retired after a distinguished 31-year career with the U.S. Air Force as a navigator, engineer, and academic; April 9. Robert R. Snead ’50, founder and president of Snead Construction Corp., who had financed his RPI education by performing stunt scenes for the boy in the movie Tarzan Finds a Son; Feb. 26. Francis A. Brown ’51, former sales manager for both National Gypsum and Allegheny Installations, founding member of APO at RPI, and WWII Army veteran; Feb. 20. John A. Duffie ’51, a solar energy pioneer, professor emeritus of chemical engineering and founder of the Solar Energy Lab at the University of Wisconsin, and WWII Navy veteran; April 23. William S. Harrison III ’51, retired director of technical services for Engelhard Corp. and founder of the A.C. Gilbert Heritage Society, which honors the inventor of Erector sets; Jan. 7. John J. Harte ’51, retired chemical engineer, Pioneer Chlor Alkali Co.; June 5, 2003. Henry M. Randall ’51, former president of the architecture firm H.M. Randall & Associates; July 28, 2004. Irving S. Blumenthal ’52, former president of HB Machinery Co., an aircraft machine tool distributor in Hartford, Conn., and WWII Army veteran; Nov. 1, 2004. William G. Gray ’52, M.M.E. ’58, retired engineering liaison to the U.S. Air Force for Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, and Korean War veteran; Jan. 4. John W. Burt ’53, retired mechanical engineer, U.S. Army, and U.S. Army veteran; Dec. 28, 2004. Adnan H. Jabri ’53, retired after a long career with the Iraq Petroleum Co. in Syria, then active in real estate in the United States; Feb. 1. Harry Mow ’53, M.S. ’56, former researcher with RAND Corp., CEO with Century West Development, civic leader, and philanthropist; March 1. Raymond R. Nelson ’53, retired senior manager of several radar and missile defense programs, including the Patriot Missile system, at Raytheon, and U.S. Navy veteran; April 2.

Leslie M. Greig ’54, retired commander, U.S. Coast Guard, former director of physical plant, Massachusetts Medical School and Teaching Hospital, and longtime assessor, Mashpee, Mass.; March 4. Louis C. Ianniello ’54, international expert in nuclear technology whose distinguished career at the U.S. Department of Energy included acting director for the Superconducting Supercollider, and U.S. Army veteran; Oct. 17, 2004. H. Gary Garab ’57, M.S. ’61, retired engineer and patent holder, Albany International, active in the Defreestville Fire Department for 45 years; Jan. 28. James T. Busch ’58, retired patent attorney, Office of Naval Research, and U.S. Army veteran; April 24, 2004.

Louis J. Ganz ’62, retired economist and chairman of the investment policy committee, Ark Asset Management, who previously had formed a financial business in Sao Paulo, Brazil; Jan. 21. Stanley C. Drozdal ’64, retired chief of value analysis and configuration management, Watervliet Arsenal, and WWII and Korean War veteran; Feb. 7.

Michael J. Collins ’84, physicist and owner of Solar Electric Inc., a solar products company in San Diego, Calif.; Jan. 13. Michael L. Abelson, M.S. ’88, network design engineer at Avaya in Clifton Park, N.Y., hockey player, photographer, and ham radio operator; March 2. Peter F. Bastien ’88, software engineer employed by MIT Lincoln Laboratory and by EM Solutions, and lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve; June 2004.

Agostino Abbate, M.E. ’91, Ph.D. ’93, a manager for Panametrics R/D Tech Instruments Inc. of Waltham, Mass., and soccer coach; Feb. 4. Duane A. Crammond ’03, chemical engineer at Stiefel Laboratories in Oak Hill, N.Y., and accomplished runner; Feb. 19.

Thelma P. Lally, teacher for 35 years and with her husband, Kenneth T. Lally, philanthropist; Rensselaer’s Lally School of Management and Technology is named in their honor; March 22.

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