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In Memoriam

Robert T. Chatterton ’33, retired head electrical engineer, American Can Co., who enjoyed farming in his retirement; April 23. Allen I. Barry ’38, former chemical engineer at Pfizer, where he was instrumental in the development of industrial scale processes to produce penicillin, later founder of Barry and Associates Inc., a manufacturers representative firm, and avid sailor; March 3. Schuyler W. Bacon ’39, retired chief engineer, Ingberg Mechanical Inc.; June 16, 2004.

Howard E. Sheffer, M.S. ’40, retired professor, Union College, and consultant and patent holder in wire enamels; Feb. 8. Warren M. Liepshutz ’41, retired A.V. supervisor, Hudson, N.Y., City Schools, head of Germantown Appliance Co., director of G.T.C. Telephone Co., and active in school and zoning boards; May 17, 2004. C. Van Zandt McQuide ’41, former president, Simmonds Precision Products; Jan. 12. Frank J. Sherry ’41, former plant manager for BF Goodrich, Seiberling, and General tire/OMNOVA; March 14. Philip J. McDermott ’43, former automobile salesman, service officer of the American Legion, and WWII Army veteran; April 5. David P. Cunning ’45, retired captain, U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps, highly decorated “Seabee,” and former executive vice president for land development in the San Diego area; Jan. 30. Samuel G. Cohen ’46 (BAE), ’48 (BEE), former owner, Sci-Tech Consultants, Pleasantville, N.Y.; November 2000. Joseph K. Elliot ’47, retired executive vice president, Galbreath-Ruffin Corp., and Korean War Naval construction battalion executive officer; June 17. Emil Kremzier ’47, retired from Hughes Aircraft Co., Missile Systems Group, formerly with G.D. Convair and Teledyne Ryan Aeronautical, private pilot, and U.S. Navy veteran; Feb. 3. George J. Hoffer ’48, retired division manager, AT&T, and U.S. Navy veteran; Dec. 14, 2005. Leon I. Langer ’49, retired engineer, Building and Engineering Division, New York Telephone Co., and WWII Army Air Corps veteran; Dec. 10, 2005.

Juan Barcelo-Mora ’51, of Arecibo, Puerto Rico; April 13, 2005. Ralph F. Crandell ’51, retired patent attorney in Denver, Colo., since 1962; June 7. Robert P. Tiel ’51, retired director, engineering, IBM Corp., and later, executive consultant, Dassault Systems; Jan. 6. Graham G. Williams ’52, M.Arch. ’53, professor emeritus, Rensselaer, practicing architect, active in community affairs, Class of ’52 president, avid sailor, and U.S. Air Force veteran; May 5. Robert G. Ross ’53, retired president, Ross Valve Manufacturing Co., and Korean War Navy veteran; April 20. Bruce K. Carroll ’56, former ranch owner in Ukiah, Calif., following his retirement; June 16, 1999. Robert F. Steigerwald ’58, Ph.D. ’62, former group manager, Bechtel Inc.; Feb. 11. David L. Weaver ’58, professor of biophysics and former chair, physics and astronomy, Tufts University; April 4.

Michael M. Abbott ’60, Ph.D. ’65, professor emeritus, chemical engineering, Rensselaer (see page 15); May 31. Theodore M. Jungreis ’60, mathematician, computer programmer, and entrepreneur; Aug. 10, 2005. Frederick C. Sernatinger, M.M.G. ’64, retired executive vice president, Combustion Engineering International, sailor and model shipbuilder, and Korean War Navy veteran; April 17. Thomas A. Duchesneau ’67, M.S. ’69, longtime alumni adviser to Mother’s Wine Emporium at Rensselaer, and U.S. Army veteran; May 10. Sally I. Fox, Ph.D. ’67, retired professor of microbiology, College of St. Rose, first Ph.D. student in biology at Rensselaer; April 27. Milton J. Makoski ’68, former human resource manager for Uniroyal Inc., TWR Inc., Monsanto Co., GTE Corp., GE, and Echlin Dana Corp.; Feb. 6. Robert J. DeJonge ’69, retired manager, Northeast Utilities, active in United Way, food pantry, and audio society; March 28.

Daniel J. Goggins ’71, retired Coast Guard captain, and director of treasury services for A. Schulman Inc., Akron; March 14. Brent D. Beckley ’72, former leader, technology strategy programs, GE; Feb. 4. George H. Kindler ’72, light and sound specialist for Miss America pageants and many Las Vegas establishments, including the Mirage, Treasure Island, MGM Grand, and the Bellagio; May 21. Mary E. Emery, M.S. ’73, assistant professor of English, State University of New York, Cobleskill; Feb. 21. James R. Cooley ’74, M.E. ’75, principal engineer, AAI Corp., where he designed radar system simulators, and avid hiker; March 13. Paul A. Marchisotto ’79, vice president, Northrop Grumman, where he led advanced systems and technology for the integrated systems division, and a Rensselaer Key Executive; May 28.

Linda S. Marcy Marchisotto ’80, senior materials and process engineer in Northrop Grumman’s space technology division; May 28. James W. Atkinson, M.S. ’86, environmentalist, formerly with the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority, instructor with Rensselaer’s environmental management and policy program, co-founder of the Rensselaer-Taconic Land Conservancy, Eagle Scout, and avid outdoorsman; May 10. Michael P. Gordon ’99, M.S. ’01, employed by Plug Power, former NCAA All-American decathlete and pole-vaulter, avid snowboarder and adventure seeker; March 6. Joseph P. Kelly, M.D., ’00, physician in Warrensburg, N.Y.; March 9.

Curtis V. Green, retired associate professor, language, literature, and communication, at Rensselaer; May 11. Henry T. Nagamatsu, professor emeritus of mechanical engineering at Rensselaer, internationally recognized pioneer in hypersonic research, former research associate, GE R&D Center, and former senior research fellow, Caltech; May 15.

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