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In Memoriam

Retired internist and allergist, Summit Medical Group and Overlook Hospital, and WWII Army veteran; Aug. 18, 2013. Leroy P. Bundens ’38, retired from RCA Corporation, bridge and gardening enthusiast, and WWII Army veteran; June 10, 2013.

John J. Dempsey ’40, retired from the U.S. Air Force at Vandenberg AFB, former East Coast division general manager, Servomechanisms; life master bridge player, and WWII Navy veteran; July 10, 2013. Marvin B. Gardner Jr. ’42, retired president, M.B. Gardner Co., engineering and design services for the petrochemical and pipeline industries, and WWII Army veteran; Aug. 16, 2013. Dean M. Kintner ’43, retired after 30-year career with IBM in various positions, chamber of commerce president, and motor home traveler; June 4, 2013. Wayne Green ’44, Ph.D. ’84, ham radio publications pioneer, founder of 73 magazine and Byte, among others, technology visionary, and iconoclast; Sept. 13, 2013. Malcolm D. Graham ’45, M.C.E. ’47, retired assistant commissioner for engineering and chief engineer, NYS Department of Transportation, and retired commander, U.S. Navy CEC; Aug. 13, 2013. William M. Lehrer ’46, M.S. ’48, former president and CEO of Photofabrication Engineering Inc. (PEI), a leading manufacturer of etched metal precision parts, avid boat racer, and U.S. Navy veteran; Oct. 12, 2013. George M. Powell Jr. ’47, consultant on aircraft parts regulations, former vice president and director, product support, Textron-Bell Helicopters, and program manager, Air Services International; Sept. 6, 2013. Theodore P. Capron ’48, retired president, First National Bank of Wayland, and WWII Navy veteran; May 21, 2013. Elliott S. Guttman ’48, retired vice president of facilities, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, honored with a road in his name, and U.S. Navy veteran; March 1, 2013. Robert L. Hess ’48, who enjoyed a long career in the aircraft industry, active in the local FAA in retirement, and avid golfer; March 21, 2013. Garth C. Ladd ’49, retired aeronautical engineer, General Dynamics, involved in development of the B-28 and F-111, and WWII Army veteran; Aug. 23, 2013.

Dallam E. Blandy Jr. ’50, former chief chemist, metallurgical, and marketing manager, international engineering, with Bethlehem Steel, consultant, and director of a homeless shelter; Aug. 1, 2013. George F. Christopher Jr. ’50, retired aerospace engineer, General Electric, involved with the photoreconnaissance satellite Corona, and WWII Army veteran; Oct. 19, 2012. Neil J. DeLuca ’50, retired designer for CBS, whose shows included The Jackie Gleason Show and 60 Minutes; Oct. 15, 2012. Robert M. Douglass ’50, former chief engineer, Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant, Baltimore Gas & Electric Co., and WWII Army veteran; May 13, 2013. Kenneth G. Long ’50, retired engineer, defense equipment design, with RCA, amateur radio operator, and WWII Navy veteran; Oct. 24, 2013. R. Darton Marchant ’50, M.M.E. ’60, retired development engineer, Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, active in skiing, singing, and hiking, and U.S. Navy veteran; Sept. 21, 2013. George S. Robinson ’50, retired from Factory Mutual, active in Boy Scouts, Kiwanis, and amateur radio, and U.S. Army veteran; June 11, 2013. Donald S. Wild ’50, structural engineer and department head, Minges Associates, vice president, B-J-F-W, avid sailor, and WWII Army veteran; July 28, 2013. Julius W. Zajac ’50, founder of three companies, including Zaytran Automation, Vectron Deburring, and Manatrol Inc., which merged with Parker Hannifin; Aug. 28, 2013. Richard P. Dietzen ’52, retired vice president with various firms, owner and operator of five firms, active civic volunteer, and former Class of ’52 correspondent; July 17, 2013. Stanley D. Kahn ’52, former president, New York Electrical Contractors Association, mayor of Lawrence, N.Y., and active on electrical code committees; Sept. 8, 2013. Carl Zillig ’52, retired environmental engineer with the U.S. Navy, skilled woodcarver, and U.S. Army veteran; Aug. 13, 2013. John F. Lavery ’53, retired vice president of operations, Beech Nut Life Savers Inc., world traveler, and avid sports fan; Oct. 2, 2013. James R. Pon ’53, retired nuclear engineer, Atomic Energy of Canada, who led a movement in Canada to redress wrongs against immigrant Chinese railway workers; March 22, 2013.

Francis J. Aguilar ’54, professor emeritus, Harvard Business School, author of books and case studies, and U.S. Navy veteran; Feb. 17, 2013. George S. Ansell ’54, Ph.D. ’60, president emeritus, Colorado School of Mines, and former professor and dean of engineering at Rensselaer; Aug. 30, 2013. Gerard T. Noll ’54, retired program manager, IBM, involved in the development of large scale digital computers, and active in city politics; Sept. 25, 2013. Jack R. Maurer ’55, retired metallurgical engineer and product development manager, Allegheny Ludlum Research, world traveler, and longtime leader in Boy Scouts; Oct. 12, 2013. Arnold R. Peckar ’56, retired I/S architecture manager, IBM, former aeronautical engineer, North American Aviation, model aircraft enthusiast, and longtime pilot; Aug. 30, 2013. Leon W. Durivage Jr. ’57, retired manager, facilities engineering, Collins Radio/Rockwell, active with Boy Scouts and Habitat for Humanity, and U.S. Army veteran; June 21, 2013. John P. Mulligan III ’58, retired after a career with RCA in Camden, N.J., and Korean War Army veteran; Sept. 25, 2013. Robert A. Clendinning, Ph.D. ’59, retired senior research scientist, Amoco Corp., formerly with Union Carbide Corp.; Aug. 24, 2013.

Edward N. Guleserian ’60, president of the Sheraton Commander Hotel in Cambridge, Mass., where a square named for him honors his commitment to the community, and U.S. Army veteran; Oct. 7, 2013. Abraham V. Seroussi ’60, leather merchant and businessman in Nigeria and Gloversville, N.Y., where he served as finance commissioner and mayor, and U.S. Army veteran; May 4, 2013. Kenneth M. Krall ’63, retired vice president of engineering, Lockheed Missiles and Fire Control, and previously, vice president, technical operations and advanced programs, LTV; May 20, 2013. Richard S. Newrock ’64, professor of physics and former dean, College of Applied Science, University of Cincinnati; May 25, 2013. Theodore F. Comfort, Ph.D. ’66, retired research chemist, ABL, where he developed propellants for the Navy ship defense Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM); Sept. 13, 2013. Warren M. Rosner ’66, retired after a career with General Foods and Avon, a bridge life master who won three successive national titles, and U.S. Army veteran; Aug. 9, 2013. Leo A. Orsino, M.E. ’67, retired U.S. Navy commander who served around the world, and later, engineer for defense firms; Nov. 19, 2012. Lombard John Pozzi ’67, historic preservation architect, honored for his leadership in historic preservation in Rhode Island; July 9, 2013. John N. Venteau Jr. ’67, retired colonel, U.S. Army Reserves, and former computer specialist, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory; March 2010.

Walter R. Fauth ’70, M.S. ’71, retired global account manager, AT&T, active in civic organizations, and antique truck restorer; July 24, 2013. Roger E. Hard ’78, retired U.S. Air Force captain, systems engineer for defense firms, math teacher, DJ, comedian, and founding cast member, ImprovBoston; Dec. 31, 2012. Donald J. Coltart, M.S. ’83, engineer and manager with Kimberly-Clark Corp., as well as other companies, and ham radio and alpine ski enthusiast; Jan. 23, 2012. Ahmed J. Allawi ’84, M.S. ’86, R&D leader at Shell Chemical, MBA, PE, Phi Lambda Upsilon, National Council of Examiners for Engineering & Surveying, motorcyclist, tennis player, and photographer; June 1, 2013. James R. Shanley ’08, engineer for the Connecticut Department of Transportation; Sept. 18, 2013.

Robert William (Bill) Kalbaugh, longtime coach of basketball (1953-83) and golf and a member of the Rensselaer Athletics Hall of Fame; Sept. 14, 2013.

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