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In Memoriam

Elliot Wasley ’34, who was in the diamond business in New York, and worked on torpedo guidance systems during WWII; June 28, 2010. Robert H. Widmer ’38, pioneer in aerospace technology, co-designer of the B-58, retired vice president of science and engineering at General Dynamics, and member of the Rensselaer Alumni Hall of Fame, among many honors; June 20. Alfred E. Blake Jr. ’39, retired manager of engineering cast products, General Electric Co., and percussionist with various orchestras; May 9. Amess G. Claringbold ’39, retired product engineer, Timex Corp.; March 19, 2004. Harold E. Cleary ’39, co-founder and former vice president for engineering, Altair Inc., aircraft and missile components; March 10. Paul M. DeLuca ’39, well-known neurosurgeon in Broome County, N.Y., for 58 years, and U.S. Air Force veteran; March 12. Carl W. Hjerpe ’39, retired president, C.W. Hjerpe Inc. Mechanical Contractors, past president, CT Mechanical Contractors Assn., active in civic affairs, avid sailor, and WWII Marine Corps veteran; April 22.

Charles W. Lounsbury ’40, retired production manager, BioChemicals Division, DuPont Co., and active volunteer with many organizations including the RAA; Feb. 12. Robert A. Wells ’40, retired vice president of international aviation marketing, Gulf Oil Corp., former alumni class correspondent, and editor of Aero Engineers, bios of early RPI aero grads; June 13. Charles H. Parcells ’41, retired from Western Electric Co., and WWII Navy veteran; Jan. 6. Hamilton Stearns ’41, retired engineer-manager, Aetna Inc.; Feb. 23. Douglas L. Heisler ’42, president of Heisler Associates, and WWII Navy veteran; Feb. 20. Robert L. Dominick ’43, retired U.S. Marine Corps colonel whose later industry work included vice president, Potomac Research; July 17, 2010. Sebastian R. Presty ’45, retired from N.J. Bell Telephone, antique car enthusiast, and WWII Navy veteran; Jan. 7. John P. Andes ’46, retired after holding leading positions in the aerospace industry, including work on the B-1 and Stealth Bombers, and WWII Navy veteran; Feb. 17. Hugo A. Boldi ’46, retired production engineer with General Electric Co., and WWII Navy veteran; March 25. John C. Westcott ’47, retired principal engineer and director, Power Technologies Inc., former manager, GE Power Plant Automation, ASME fellow and medal recipient; Feb. 1. Jack Golden ’48, independent consultant in the aircraft industry, active in local bridge club and planning board; Oct. 30, 2010. Edward L. Healey ’48, former professional engineer, IBM Corp., gardener, and model railroad enthusiast; July 6, 2010. Harold W. Singer ’49, retired head of production, Merck & Co.; Feb. 16. Roger F. Wernlund ’49, retired founder and vice president, PCP Inc., holder of patents for ionizing devices used for measuring trace amounts of gases; April 25.

Richard W. Card ’50, longtime vice president and manager, Building Division, for Perini Corp., later project manager for Cahill Contractors; April 8. William D. Middleton ’50, retired U.S. Navy commander, Civil Engineer Corps, chief facilities officer at University of Virginia, and lifetime railroad historian, author, and photographer; July 10. Joseph Polowe Jr. ’50, retired from Stromberg Carlson, chair of engineering at RIT National Technical Institute for the Deaf, and decorated U.S. Air Force veteran; March 6. Richard W. Rhyins ’50, physicist and optical engineer, holder of several patents, and WWII Army veteran; Dec. 14, 2010. Albert J. Sievers ’50, retired manager of quality assurance, AM International, Bruning Division; 2011. Peter E. Viemeister ’50, retired vice president of development at Grumman Corp., author of nine books; and Bedford, Va., historian and Citizen of the Year; March 2. Albert R. Harrison ’51, retired from IBM where he was involved with a variety of activities including design of the first computer; active alumnus awarded the RAA’s Demers Medal, and U.S. Navy veteran; April 11. Wallace A. Smith ’51, retired from Sperry Corp., antisubmarine warfare division, and U.S. Navy veteran; June 3. Hans W. Wawrousek ’51, M.S. ’53, retired from General Electric Co., holder of several patents, pilot, and WWII Army veteran; Dec. 18, 2010. Kanaan A. Kano ’52, former dean of engineering and architecture at American University of Beirut, later awarded “Outstanding Teacher” at Syracuse University; Jan. 23. Joseph C. Jankowski ’53, formerly with Knolls Atomic Power Lab, where he helped design the USS Triton, woodworker, and WWII Army Air Force veteran; Jan. 22. Gerald B. Wadsworth ’53, retired from Hamilton Standard, award-winning marksman, and musician; Jan. 5. Edward J. Guen, Ph.D. ’54, retired from Bayer Corp., former director of R&D at National Research Corp., active in community work; March 1.

B. Webster Perkins Jr. ’55, retired president, Perkins Machine Co., active community member, and avid pilot; Jan. 13. Robert W. Beveridge ’56, former owner, NBS Medical, Costa Mesa, Calif., May 24, 2010. Harry C. Rogers, Ph.D. ’56, named professor and former department head at Drexel University, pioneer in ductile fracture, and ASM fellow; March 2. George L. Beierling Jr. ’57, retired NYS Department of Transportation civil engineer, and U.S. Navy veteran; Jan. 4. John D. Dos Passos ’57, retired from Parsons Corp. Saudi Arabia, and WWII Army veteran; Dec. 17, 2010. Eugene F. Penzimer ’57, career civil engineer with assignments around the world, and U.S. Army veteran; March 22, 2010. Richard R. Fauver ’58, longtime owner and general manager of Lassen Electronics in Fremont, Calif., a manufacturer of wiring components for electronic products; April 13. Peter T. Vercellone, M.S. ’58, retired from Pratt & Whitney and Belcan; Sept. 2, 2010. William O. Smith ’59, retired major, U.S. Air Force, decorated fighter pilot who served two tours in Vietnam, later a consultant for defense contractors; March 27. Frederick D. Streicher ’59, MME ’64, retired project engineer, Pratt & Whitney, active in coaching and scouts, and U.S. Army veteran; Feb. 12.

Manuel A. Dominguez ’60, of Mill Valley, Calif., lifelong teacher in primary school, high school, and college; Dec. 4, 2010. Everett Goldstein, M.S. ’60, retired science department chair, Bergenfield High School, and WWII Army veteran; March 14. Paul R. Nudelman ’62, former chemist at Sterling Winthrop Research Institute, pianist for the Joffrey Ballet, church organist, and editor for medical and scientific journals; Feb. 3. John P. Oliver ’62, associate professor of astronomy, University of Florida, and senior research scientist, Institute for Space Science and Technology; Feb. 10. James A. Walker ’63, retired vice president of systems engineering, Orbital Sciences Corp., formerly with Westinghouse and Fairchild Industries; Dec. 5, 2009. John J. Nunes, M.S. ’65, Ph.D. ’69, former manager at KAPL and at Lockheed Martin Corp., and prominent stamp dealer; Jan. 16. Jerry Lee Walling ’66, retired manager of systems integration, Lockheed Martin Corp.; Feb. 4.

David H. Breed ’70, Union Camp’s first environmental engineer, retired as plant manager of its Pulp Deinking and Recycling facility, and U.S. Navy veteran; April 14. Roger M. Lane, M.S. ’71, who held several senior management positions with high-tech firms in California and Texas; Dec. 31, 2010. Mark B. Patten III, M.S. ’71, vice president, Wilber Bank, teacher at SUNY Albany, College of St. Rose, and Institute of Banking, active in civic organizations, and mentor to many; April 21. Alfred K. Arbeiter ’72, electronics engineer with the FAA for 35 years, proud member of Sigma Chi, and avid soccer fan; June 16, 2010. Michael E. Donnelly ’75, M.E. ’82, retired nuclear engineer for Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory; March 1.

Stuart B. Fourman ’81, founding member, Stony Brook University Medical Center’s Department of Ophthalmology and its Glaucoma Center; Jan. 14. David K. Pratt ’81, business consultant for MapInfo Corp., scoutmaster, and master bridge player; Jan. 23. Michael J. Morris ’86, environmental engineer with Malcolm Pirnie/Arcadis in Fair Lawn, N.J., and pianist; April 8.

Carolyn Briglia, M.S. ’91, developer-software engineer, most recently for Oracle Corp.; Dec. 20, 2010. Aude-Marianne Bertucchi ’99, flight analyst for AeroMech Inc. in Everett, Wash.; July 25, 2010.

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