Anthony J. Ryder ’35, retired manufacturing manager, Navy Nuclear Division, Babcock & Wilcox, patent holder, and avid golfer and gardener; Oct. 26. Charles K. Shultes ’35, M.S. ’38, retired civilian director, Signal Corps Engineering Laboratories at Fort Monmouth; Jan. 20. Robert W. Montgomery ’37, retired assistant corporate secretary, ACF Industries, former wage and salary administrator for various companies, active in boating and Boy Scouts; April 13. Robert W. Jenny ’39, retired from Boeing, holder of 36 patents with various aircraft companies, lifelong builder of such craft as model steam engines and furniture; Sept. 8.
Coleman duP. Donaldson ’43, founder and chairman of Aeronautical Research Associates, adviser to NASA committees, NAE member, and WWII Army veteran; Aug. 7. Lawrence Rogovin ’45, MCH ’48, retired associate director, product development, Procter & Gamble; April 4. Allan D. Skylar ’46, retired vice president, Morris Park Contracting Co., Yonkers, N.Y., avid tennis and bridge player; Oct. 22. Leo L. Case ’47, owner, E-Coat Systems, formerly with GE, Detroit Edison, and Whirlpool, honored as Electrocoating Engineer of the Year in 1999; May 16. Vincent B. Corbo ’47, retired independent R&D director, GE Re-entry System, GE Missile Division; Feb. 5, 2008. Daniel W. Ladd ’47, retired senior member of technical staff, Mitre Corp., RAA Alumni Key recipient, and WWII Navy veteran; Aug. 29. Robert J. Templin ’47, retired director, advanced design and process, General Motors Buick-Oldsmobile-Cadillac group, active Rensselaer alumnus and recipient of the RAA Demers Medal; July 22. Eli Silverman ’48, retired from Tishman Construction, active in alumni affairs and Boy Scouts; Oct. 12. Seymour Weinstein ’48, founder and former president of Royal Zenith Corp., a graphic arts machinery company, avid fisherman, and WWII Army Air Corps veteran; Oct. 12. Bruce J. Dropesky ’49, retired after 35 years at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, accomplished ballroom dancer, and WWII Army veteran; Nov. 10. H. Kennard Stall ’49, retired owner of S&O Service Co. following 40 years with Sunbeam Appliances, trumpet player with various bands, and U.S. Coast Guard veteran; May 4.
Malcolm J. Fraser ’52, retired vice president of technology, Copperweld Steel Corp., former plant manager for Westinghouse and part of a team that developed superconducting wire; May 29. Milton A. “Matt” Haughton ’52, retired assistant plant manager, DuPont, and U.S. Marine Corps veteran; July 6. David B. Orr ’52, research psychologist who specialized in education and social science research and evaluation projects for both the private sector and the U.S. Department of Education; July 7. E. Fuller Pierpoint ’52, retired from U.S. Steel, then with United Nations Industrial Development Organization in Vienna; March 28. Jack C. Rickels ’52, Navy captain and former deputy commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, active in the Seabees scholarship association; Sept. 3. Artist V. White ’52, retired compensation manager, Universal Oil Products Co., formerly with General Precision Equipment Corp. and GE, honored for civic involvement in both New York and Illinois; July 14. John F. Hubert ’54, retired metallurgical engineer who worked with Bethlehem Steel, IBM, and Martin-Marietta, among others, and ran many marathons beginning at age 70; June 28. Eugene S. Ropiak ’54, expert in semiconductors and guidance systems, instrumental in the rescue of Apollo 13, former senior engineer, NASA Failure Analysis Lab, and Korean War Navy veteran; July 30. H. David Grace ’57, former president, Grace Capital Inc., financial adviser to the Federated States of Micronesia, teacher, and Class of ’57 officer; May 31. Harlan R. White ’57, retired from Bendix Corp., owner, White and Associates insurance agency, honored for civic leadership in Cleveland, and U.S. Navy veteran; Nov. 6. Ralph L. Asher ’58, retired executive vice president of business development, ITT Avionics, financial planner, and president of his temple; July 19, 2008.
Fred C. Breismeister ’62, M.S. ’64, who spent his professional years as a metallurgical expert; May 27. John E. Elias ’62, longtime physicist at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, who also worked on the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, and lifelong environmentalist; Oct. 7. Myles N. Brand ’64, president of the NCAA, former president of Indiana University, Rensselaer Trustee and Hall of Fame member; Sept. 16. James K. Murphy ’66, retired vice president, management information services, Bank of America Leasing, and longtime Rensselaer admissions volunteer; Oct. 12. Stuart C. Fitts ’67, retired lieutenant colonel, U.S. Air Force, and financial analyst for Northeast Utilities; May 10. John A. Weiss ’67, retired program manager, Science Applications International Corp.; June 15.
Candace Eccles McInturff ’71, quality assurance manager, most recently for Bio-Logic Systems, active in figure skating; Aug. 22. Steven G. Tauscher ’79, former metallurgy researcher, Watervliet Arsenal; Dec. 13, 2008. Eugene W. Kosarovich ’89, founder of Scorpio Productions, a video production service, active in theater, including the RPI Players, and avid skier; Oct. 4. Robert Popa ’90, M.E. ’91, partner of the law firm Ladas & Parry, and accomplished photographer; June 3. Kristen Percent Mureebe ’97, director of marketing, Chemtura, Middlebury, Conn., and involved with Cycle for Survival; Sept. 12. Tara K. Palmer ’00, teacher who shared her passion for exploration at Ark Community Charter School in Troy, N.Y., formerly with HeadStart; Nov. 10.
Daniel Sperber, professor emeritus of physics, specializing in nuclear physics, who served on the Rensselaer faculty for 38 years until his retirement in 2005; Aug. 15. Kenneth L. Warriner, associate professor of architecture since 1968, awarded the Outstanding Teacher Award in 2004, practicing architect, and architectural scholar focusing on urban design and theory; Nov. 4.