We celebrate and honor our graduates who have passed on

In Memoriam: Fall 2018

Bernard Eichwald ’42, chairman of B. Eichwald & Co., which provided electronic facilities for the UN, including his patented earpiece for simultaneous translations; May 2018.

Philip W. Kline Jr. ’42, retired from Sears Roebuck and Co., previously with Power Equipment Co., and U.S. Navy veteran; Feb. 15, 2018.

Robert T. Barnes ’44, propulsion engineer for Pratt & Whitney, GE, Bell Aircraft, and Raytheon, and WWII Army veteran; Jan. 4, 2018.

Robert L. Calvin ’46, retired senior systems analyst, Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Group, and U.S. Navy veteran; March 21, 2018.

Hubert I. Flomenhoft ’46, retired consulting engineer and manager, aeromechanical, Raytheon Co. Missile Systems Division, Aug. 3, 2018.

Joseph A. Rice ’48, retired chairman and CEO, Irving Bank Corp., and former chairman, Guggenheim Memorial Foundation; Jan. 8, 2018.

Therese A. (Garry) Zeh ’48, Navy civilian draftswoman, NASA volunteer, HOA board leader, and active alumna; June 28, 2018.

Ralph D. Fisk ’49, founder of Fisk Gas Service and Hartford Manufacturing, national LP gas board representative, and WWII Army veteran; May 17, 2018.

Samuel H. Cheney Jr. ’50, aerospace engineer, GE, and WWII Army Air Corps veteran; July 28, 2017.

Thomas H. Donnelly ’50, former manager, Swift & Co., college professor, patent holder, and U.S. Navy veteran; April 28, 2018.

Wasil Glushko Jr. ’50, retired lieutenant colonel, U.S. Air Force, systems management engineer, Department of Defense, and WWII veteran; March 19, 2018.

Herbert L. Kee ’50, family physician and community leader in Chinatown, New York City, who treated all regardless of their means to pay; March 15, 2018.

Richard J. Hamlin ’51, computer company executive, Rensselaer at Hartford professor, and U.S. Navy veteran; Feb. 21, 2018.

Kenneth A. Frassa ’52, retired after 35-year career in management positions with Mobil Oil Corp., and petroleum consultant; May 21, 2018.

John MacPhee ’52, retired senior scientist and former VP, Baldwin Technology, with over 20 inventions in nuclear, industrial, robot, and graphic arts industries; Dec. 1, 2017.

Joseph F. Mansfield ’52, investment banker, consultant, and venture capitalist, active alumnus, and U.S. Navy veteran; Feb. 16, 2018.

Col. Francis P. Wiegand ’52, retired after a career in the D.C. federal government and private sector, and Korean War veteran; Feb. 27, 2018.

Eric K. Weber ’53, retired partner in the engineering firm Rummel, Klepper & Kahl of Baltimore, and avid sailor; April 29, 2018.

Lee Harris Pomeroy ’54, renowned founder of Lee Harris Pomeroy Architects, known for focus on adaptive reuse, and restoration of NYC subway stations; Feb. 19, 2018.

Douglas S. Barrie ’55, retired president, international, Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co., following 28 years at Procter & Gamble; May 9, 2018.

August H. Jorgensen Jr. ’55, retired R&D manager and patent holder, Zeon Chemicals; Jan. 5, 2018.

Neil L. MacFarlane ’55, MCE ’60, retired senior project director, Exxon Research and Engineering Co., yacht club director, and U.S. Navy veteran; July 3, 2018.

Louis H. DuBois ’56, former senior vice president, Enserch Exploration, exploration manager at Mobil, consultant, youth hockey coach, and U.S. Navy veteran; April 7, 2018.

Paul A. Goldstein ’56, MMG ’66, civil engineer, NYS Office of General Services, specializing in water and waste management; Feb. 17, 2016.

Edward J. Hasbrouck ’56, foundation expert, Beacon Construction, formerly with Perini Corp., and U.S. Navy veteran; Nov. 20, 2017.

Paul Nepf ’56, retired manager, IBM Poughkeepsie, longtime church
organist and choir director, and hospital volunteer; Feb. 10, 2018.

George M. Benson ’57, engineer, bookseller, urban homesteader, harpsichord maker, and lover of music, peace, and justice; April 8, 2018.

Walter T. Dartland ’57, attorney and consumer advocate who led the enactment of Florida’s “Lemon Law,” and U.S. Marine Corps veteran; March 1, 2018.

Kenneth T. Fichtel ’58, retired engineer and manager, GE, sailor, and U.S. Navy veteran; Dec. 27, 2017.

Edward B. Fisher ’59, M.S. ’67, research engineer, co-founder and president of Veritay Technology Inc., and former principal engineer, Calspan; April 23, 2018.

Robert E. Schulz ’59, retired president and CEO, LNP Corp., a global leader in engineering thermoplastic compounds; March 27, 2018.

G. Mason Cadwell ’60, consultant in energy and environmental engineering, and U.S. Navy veteran; Feb. 22, 2018.

Frank Manna ’60, former CEO of electrical contractor Fischbach & Moore; June 4, 2018.

Robert H. White ’61, retired project engineer, Pratt & Whitney, and scout troop chairman; Feb. 6, 2018.

David B. Pye ’63, retired director for reactor engineering, Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program, and U.S. Navy veteran; Jan. 27, 2018.

Michael A. Skibo ’66, retired director of computing and former flight test engineer, Boeing, where he worked on airliners, military aircraft, and AWACS; March 3, 2018.

Nat A. Stater, M.E. ’66, retired colonel, U.S. Air Force; Feb. 25, 2018.

Martin M. Burdick, M.S. ’67, retired U.S. Air Force colonel, manager at Lockheed Martin, and consultant for Pratt & Whitney; May 13, 2018.

Anthony R. Kane ’67, retired executive director, Federal Highway Administration, and director of engineering and technical services, AASHTO; May 15, 2018.

James M. Clapper ’68, M.S. ’70, retired president, Aladdin Temp-Rite, former professor, Wake Forest University, and dean; July 31, 2017.

Ralph J. Rascati ’69, research scientist in virology, professor and dean of university college, Kennesaw State University, Feb. 3, 2018.

Jens A. Ortendahl ’70, retired senior mechanical engineer, Raytheon Company; March 28, 2018.

William “Ziggy” S. Bernfeld ’72, Army ROTC, retired Army colonel, and retired certified public accountant; Feb. 26, 2018.

Nelson R. Corby Jr., M.E. ’72, D.E. ’76, research scientist at GE, awarded 50 patents for work in robotic vision and more; April 1, 2018.

John D. Enderle ’75, M.E. ’77, ’78, Ph.D. ’80, professor emeritus, University of Connecticut, biomedical researcher, and fellow of many technical societies; April 2, 2018.

Jeffrey M. Turner ’78, M.E. ’79, senior technical staff member, IBM, where he achieved a level 5 patent plateau; April 18, 2018.

Gustavo G. Santelli ’81, former president, Lead Time Technology, following a 20-year career in management at DuPont; May 15, 2017.

Edward J. Carey III ’82, retired advanced quality engineer, GE, and longtime ski coach, Killington Mountain School; Feb. 3, 2018.

Theresa M. Benedetti ’93, architect, IBI Group-NYC, active in the American Institute of Architects and as a volunteer for New York Cares; March 18, 2018.

Caine M. Goyette ’01, decorated U.S. Marine Corps major, who served in Okinawa, Bahrain, and Africa; July 10, 2017.

Matthew P. Wentland, M.E. ’10, retired environmental scientist and engineer at GPI in Vermont, and avid outdoorsman; Feb. 9, 2018.

Joseph E. Flaherty, computer science pioneer, Amos Eaton Professor, and former dean of the School of Science; March 28, 2018.

Sorab K. Ghandhi, professor emeritus, electrical, computer, and systems engineering, who pioneered in microelectronics technology research; July 6, 2018.