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In Memoriam

Charles E. Hughes ’30, retired city traffic engineer, Hartford, Conn., active in Rotary and barbershop singing, and WWII Air Force veteran; April 17. Crayton F. Montei ’31, retired vice president, Illinois Manufacturers Association, active Rotarian, and U.S. Army veteran; March 18. Laurence R. Cederbaum ’33, of Dania, Fla.; Dec. 21, 2003. Lewis B. Crowell ’35, retired vice president of manufacturing, National Gypsum Co., active in theater and civic organizations; April 2. George W. Knapp ’36, retired manager, industry sales and engineering, General Electric Co., active in his community, and longtime Patroon and volunteer for Rensselaer, including club, class, and fundraising activities, the 50 Year Club and Hudson-Mohawk Retirees Group; June 30. Norman H. Schlink ’39, retired vice president, Scovill Manufacturing Co.; May 10. Royal J. Scovill ’39, retired division superintendent of services, USX Corp.; May 16.

Frank H. Brockett ’41, former industrial engineering consultant and retired owner, Brockett Real Estate; March 12. Robert E. Pasco ’42, retired vice chairman, A.C. Emerson & Co.; March 16. Donald W. Moffett ’43, retired plant manager, American Chain & Cable’s Allison-Campbell Division, pioneer in inventory and production control management, ham radio enthusiast, and WWII Army veteran; March 28. Walter W. Schroeder Jr. ’43, retired director of corporate engineering, Sprague Electric Co., patent holder, credit union director, avid golfer, and WWII Navy veteran; April 18. Stanley D. Williams ’44, retired engineer for National Lead Industries, and WWII Army veteran; May 2. John T. Watkins ’45, M.C.E. ’53, formerly with American Bridge Co., owner of Watkins Partnership, mayor of Valley Falls, N.Y., Boy Scout leader, and Navy veteran; June 10. Robert E. Oechslin ’46, retired naval aviator and “top gun” pilot, who flew combat missions in the Korean and Vietnam wars, and later commanded a fleet of refueling ships; May 25. L. Arthur Walton ’46, retired project manager with Mobil Oil Corp., former Naval officer, and class secretary; Nov. 10, 2003. Oscar Gutierrez ’47, owner, Industrias Hormigon, Cali, Colombia, and retired international sales manager, Portec Pioneer; May 21. James Lazar ’48, retired director, space power and propulsion division, NASA, awarded two exceptional service medals, then manager of special projects, Argonne National Laboratory, and WWII Army Air Force veteran; June 10. Rodney M. Foley ’49, retired electrical engineer, Hewlett Packard, and WWII Navy veteran; June 11.

Robert Burns ’50, retired manager of product engineering, Motorola, and WWII Marine Corps veteran; Jan. 30. Frederick F. Saehrig ’50, retired buyer for General Electric, and WWII Army veteran; May 25. Peter Dempsher ’52, retired industrial engineer with the Army Materiel Command, and WWII Army Air Force veteran; March 25. Glenn E. Magee ’52, retired owner of a Manhattan real estate firm, formerly with Westinghouse International in power plant development; April 8, 2003. Joseph J. Fratianni ’54, M.C.E. ’59, retired vice president, Huber Hunt & Nichols Contractors; May 22. Walter A. Rapetski ’54, retired vice president of technology, Farrel Corp.; June 24. Howard W. Dalton ’56, retired oil executive with Amoco BP for 35 years and with British Gas for six years, whose work took him to numerous international locations; May 24. Edward L. Lustenader, M.M.E. ’57, retired corporate R&D liaison, General Electric Co., awarded the GE Gold Medallion Patent Award, and WWII Navy veteran; May 20.

Winthrop K. Brown ’73, M.E. ’75, retired senior research scientist, Texaco Oil Co., where he held more than 15 patents; March 31. Thomas C. Honsinger Jr. ’89, M.E. ’91, aeronautical engineer, whose avocation was custom beer brewing; June 23. Gregory E. Wuertz, M.S. ’89, controls engineer with ABB Combustion Engineering Services Inc., and camping enthusiast; May 20.

Carlton E. Lemke, professor emeritus, mathematics, at Rensselaer, where he earned the William H. Wiley Distinguished Faculty Award, among other honors; April 14. In 1978 Lemke and John Nash were awarded the John von Neumann Theory Prize for their outstanding contributions to the theory of games.
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