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INMEMORIAM

Francis J. Crowley ’31, retired bridge designer for the Connecticut State Highway Department, former consultant for Lochner Associates, land surveyor, and WWII Navy veteran; Aug. 13, 2005. Charles E. Kiehle ’32, retired quality engineer, U.S. Department of Defense; June 17, 2005. Leslie S. Van Campen ’36, former architect for the Army Corps of Engineers, world traveler, and lifelong watercolorist, whose artwork was exhibited at Rensselaer in 2003; Sept. 3, 2005. Hugh M. Archer ’37, founder and former chairman, Spiratex Inc., patent holder, active in civic and professional organizations including international president of Rotary Club, active alumnus and Patroon of Rensselaer awarded the Distinguished Service Award, and U.S. Navy veteran assigned to the Manhattan Project; July 16, 2005. Edwin F. Clark ’39, retired director of quality assurance-supplier control at the Ingalls Shipbuilding Division of Litton Industries; Aug. 11, 2005. Edward W. Osann Jr. ’39, retired senior partner and patent law attorney with Carlson, Pitzner, Hubbard and Wolfe in Chicago, whose volunteer legal services helped create the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, and WWII Navy veteran; May 28, 2005. Stanley A. Singer ’39, former owner, Federal Mortgage Co., Aug. 29, 2005.

Louis Liebl ’41, retired chief engineer, C.H.C. Department of Health, active in Rotary, and WWII Navy veteran; Feb. 17, 2005. Rudolph C. Kurz ’42, retired senior engineer, Southern Bell Telephone Co.; July 4, 2005. Walter T. Haswell ’43, retired from Crucible Steel, previously with Latrobe Steel, and technical consultant; June 30, 2005. John B. Friday Jr. ’46, retired principal engineer, Public Service Electric & Gas Co. in New Jersey; Oct. 25, 2005. Paul E. Smith ’47, former assistant professor, electrical engineering, MIT, French horn player, genealogist, and WWII Navy veteran; Oct. 8, 2005. Joseph D. Welch ’47, retired aeronautical engineer, and WWII Army veteran; Oct. 31, 2005. Alan T. Mickel ’49, former industrial engineer, IBM Corp., longtime hospice volunteer, and decorated WWII Army Air Corps veteran; Sept. 10, 2005. M. Robert Mulligan ’49, ordained deacon who served parishes in Suffield, Conn., and Clayton, Ga., and WWII Marine Corps veteran; Nov. 1, 2005. W. Joseph Shanley Jr. ’49, retired patent attorney for GE and for Harris Co., and WWII Navy veteran; Oct. 8, 2005.

Edward S. Davis ’50, former civil engineer and president, Davis & Associates, longtime advocate for affordable housing, and U.S. Navy veteran; Aug. 18, 2005. John A. Kazura ’50, retired senior design engineer, GE Pittsfield, where he worked with the distribution transformer and Naval ordnance divisions, and U.S. Army veteran; Oct. 5, 2005. Charles G. Morrell ’50, retired from Air Compressor Corp. following 26 years with Worthington Pump Corp., lifelong choral singer, and WWII Army veteran; July 10, 2005. Joseph Maliga ’51, retired vice president, Florida Air Conditioning, former president, Carrier Corp. in Houston, vice president of Europe and Africa for Carrier International, and U.S. Army veteran; Aug. 3, 2005. John A. Tarasevich ’51, retired industrial staff engineer, IBM Corp., and WWII veteran; April 24, 2005. George B. Rabe ’52, retired manager, special products engineering, Foster Wheeler Corp., formerly with Sikorsky and Boeing, and sports car racer; June 14. George C. Scribner ’52, founder of George C. Scribner Associates, design and construction engineering, and retired major, U.S. Air Force Reserve; July 10, 2005.

Paul E. Nash ’53, retired chemical analyst for Sterling Drug, active in Little League and Boy Scouts; Oct. 22, 2005. Richard J. Bouchard ’58, retired executive vice president and COO, AECOM Technology Corp., former director of planning assistance and of environmental research, U.S. Department of Transportation, active on community boards, former Rensselaer trustee and recipient of the RAA Distinguished Service Award in 2001; Sept. 16, 2005. James D. Holloway, M.M.G. ’58, retired head of manufacturing engineering and chief master mechanic, Pratt & Whitney, and decorated WWII Marine Corps veteran; July 19, 2005. Edward H. Kusiak, M.S. ’58, retired mechanical engineer, Hamilton Standard, and WWII Army veteran; July 12, 2005.

Melvyn J. Oremland ’61, professor of physics at Pace University, where he was instrumental in developing the forensic studies program and core curriculum courses and won the Kenan Award for Teaching Excellence; July 17, 2005. William Ackermann, M.M.E. ’64, retired analytical engineer with Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, and WWII Navy veteran; Sept. 21, 2005. Gary C. Reif ’69, former president, CEO, and founder of GERS Retail Systems, involved in civic activities, notably with organizations involved with Alzheimer’s disease; Oct. 2, 2005.

John E. Sullivan ’74, former president, Linear Power Systems; April 29, 2005. Marta Bohn-Meyer ’79, chief engineer, NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, first female pilot of the SR-71 Blackbird, and accomplished aerobatics pilot; Sept. 18, 2005.

Ronald G. Leger, M.S. ’86, senior engineer, Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp., soccer coach, and Vietnam War Army veteran; July 22, 2005. Crystal L. (Mellott) Chisholm ’90, former Navy pilot, home schooler to her two children, swim coach, and educational evaluator; Aug. 19, 2005. Todd C. Wilson ’90, award-winning San Francisco filmmaker, whose 2003 romantic comedy “Under One Roof” was honored at international film festivals; Sept. 4, 2005. Theresa A. (Sottile) Brodeur, MBA ’92, formerly with Hartford Steam Boiler Insurance & Inspection Co., active with Girl Scouts, school, and church activities; Oct. 11, 2005.

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