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In Memoriam

Carl J. “Tommy” Thomsen ’38, chief financial officer and general director of Texas Instruments, civic leader and philanthropist, former Rensselaer trustee and board chairman, and U.S. Navy veteran; Sept. 22, 2010. Howard Kastan ’39, retired senior engineer, Lockheed Corp., involved in the design and production of the C-130, P-3, and L-1011; Dec. 3, 2010. Stuart Meyerhans ’39, CPA with Meyerhans, Meyerhans, and Leidel, owner of various businesses, active in theater, and WWII Army veteran; Feb. 20.

Frederick S. Clapper ’42, retired chemical engineer with Pfizer, Mallinckrodt, Olin, and UOP, and decorated U.S. Navy veteran; Nov. 17, 2010. Robert J. Ertman ’46, M.E.E. ’50, electronic engineer with several inventions, avid ham radio operator (K3BV), and WWII Navy veteran; Aug. 12, 2010. Joseph L. Krahula ’46, M.S. ’50, professor emeritus and former chair of mechanics at Rensselaer, one of the original seven faculty at the Hartford Graduate Center, active in civic activities; Sept. 3, 2010. Edward Woll, M.M.E. ’46, jet engine developer, retired vice president for military and commercial gas turbine product engineering at GE, and NAE member; Dec. 17, 2010. Raymond L. Carlson ’47, retired engineering manager for Westinghouse, avid boater, and WWII Navy veteran; Feb. 4. Robert M. Jacobs ’47, consultant and former vice president of N.Y.S. Urban Development Corp., specializing in historic preservation; June 17, 2010. Richard J. Reich ’47, retired after 31-year career at General Dynamics Convair, former Class of ’47 correspondent, and retired U.S. Naval Reserve captain; March 5. Allen S. Waters ’47, retired commander, U.S. Navy, Seabee, and retired engineer, UNC-Chapel Hill; Feb. 8, 2010. Richard J. Zeh ’47, retired engineer, Ford Motor Co., and active volunteer for Rensselaer; March 24. Robert S. Heckrotte ’48, retired senior development associate, DuPont Co., president, Spinning Technologies Inc., and WWII Navy veteran; July 27, 2010.

Shields M. Bishop ’50, retired consultant in metals processing for General Electric and former owner, Bishop Pedalboat Co.; Aug. 26, 2010. Robert E. Dick ’50, retired after 38 years with Kelsey Hayes Co., and U.S. Air Force veteran; July 2, 2010. Gordon P. Knippel ’50, MBA ’81, retired chief of engineering with General Dynamics, Electric Boat Division, and licensed professional engineer; July 26, 2010. William A. Titterington ’50, 35-year engineer for General Electric, later with UTC, consultant, and U.S. Army veteran of two wars; June 26, 2010. Robert E. Allaire ’51, retired director of facilities, Stanley Works, and U.S. Navy veteran; Aug. 17, 2010. Gerard V. Titterington ’51, retired engineer with General Electric, and U.S. Army veteran; Nov. 29, 2009. James L. Brown ’52, nuclear physicist and WWII A-20 bomber pilot with over 100 missions; June 11, 2010. Charles M. Moffat ’52, whose career as a federal bridge engineer took him across the U.S. and into Central America; March 7. Richard A. Hartfield ’53, retired senior management analyst and former branch chief, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission; March 13, 2010. Robert “Sandy” Littlejohn ’53, retired family physician in Barberton, Ohio, active in his community and in Scouting; Oct. 1, 2010. Harry E. Matthies ’53, longtime registered architect, member of the Construction Specifications Institute, and U.S. Army veteran; Sept. 3, 2010. Arthur W. Dover Jr. ’54, former program control manager with Unisys Corp. and the United Space Alliance; May 18, 2010.

Alan J. Bayley ’55, entrepreneur and founder of three companies in California, including GRT Corp. and Starpath Corp.; Sept. 15, 2010. Howard J. “Skip” Charles Jr. ’55, retired consultant and publishing company executive, and creator of a system to dispense recycled eyeglasses in developing countries; March 7. Edward H. Jocoy ’55, retired principal engineer, General Dynamics (Calspan), and nationally ranked squash player; Sept. 20, 2010. Donald R. Thornburg ’55, retired Fellow Engineer, Westinghouse Electric Corp., chemistry professor, and U.S. Air Force veteran; Jan. 16, 2008. Howard K. Arnold ’56, formerly in the aerospace industry, later consultant to manufacturing companies, holder of several patents, and RAA Alumni Key recipient; Nov. 25, 2010. Lawrence Badash ’56, professor emeritus, UC Santa Barbara, historian of science focused on the nuclear era, ACLU activist, and trekker; Aug. 23, 2010. William H. Bauer ’56, retired geologist with Standard Oil/Amoco, inducted into the American Philatelic Society Hall of Fame in March 2011; Dec. 2, 2009. Edouard P. Arnold ’57, retired from the U.S. Geological survey, former director of the International Seismological Centre, and U.S. Marine Corps veteran; July 15, 2006. Newton D. Bartle II ’57, M.E.E. ’60, retired electrical engineer with the Norden Corporation; May 12, 2010. Francis B. Campanella ’58, longtime executive vice president at Boston College, credited with reviving the college financially and overseeing its ambitious construction program; Jan. 14. Blair J. Zajac ’59, former special engineer, Boeing Commercial Airplane Co., June 2010.

W. Peter Rawson ’66, M.E. ’68, retired electrical engineer for Hewlett-Packard (Agilent), and active in civic activities; Dec. 3, 2010. Donald B. Williams, M.S. ’66, retired U.S. Army colonel, whose service included unit commander in Vietnam, and associate professor at West Point; Oct. 3, 2010. Brian A. Amato ’69, retired from Appleton Papers Inc., previously with Westvaco Papers, in the chemistry, quality control, and computer systems fields; Nov. 30, 2010. James G. “Dale” Watson ’69, retired high school math teacher and hockey standout at RPI who led the nation in scoring his sophomore year; Sept. 23, 2010. Richard S. Wood ’73, architect with Terjesen Associates Architects; March 15, 2010. Steven M. Krause ’84, partner in the architectural firm of QPK Design, active in community organizations, avid outdoorsman and scoutmaster; Oct. 16, 2010.

Howard J. Douglass, associate professor emeritus of psychology at Rensselaer, psychologist, and U.S. Army major; July 26, 2010. Bernd Foerster, M.Arch. ’57, former professor and acting dean of architecture at Rensselaer (1954-71), and dean emeritus, Kansas State University; Nov. 8, 2010. Allan N. Greenwood, retired Philip Sporn Professor of Electric Power Engineering at Rensselaer, previously with GE, where he led the development of vacuum circuit breaker technology; Sept. 10, 2010. Erhard Krempl, John J. Redfern Professor Emeritus and former department head, a world leader in the field of solid mechanics; Dec. 11, 2010. Robert P. Ingalls, M.S. ’86, executive officer and teacher in the Computer Science Department (1986-2010), following a career in developmental psychology; Nov. 12, 2010. Donald L. Strunk, former senior lecturer in engineering, Advanced Manufacturing Lab (1985-95), active with the New Bedford Whaling Museum, and Korean War Army veteran; Oct. 18, 2010.

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