We celebrate and honor our graduates who have passed on

In Memoriam: Spring 2018

Douglas W. Ronaldson ’40, former manager at various companies, owner of Ronaldson Industrial Sup-ply, genealogist, and WWII Navy vereran; Aug. 17, 2017.

Adrienne Gray Gutierrez ’47, former rocket scientist at GE, real estate entrepreneur, and competitive sailor; Nov. 21, 2017.

Robert T. Yntema ’47, M.S. ’48, re-tired director of physical plant, Gordon-Conwell Seminary, formerly at Boeing, GE, and ServiceMaster, and WWII Navy veteran; Oct. 2, 2017.

Robert J. Carros ’48, retired re-search scientist, NASA; Oct. 8, 2009.

Richard A. Anderson ’49, MCH ’51, DCH ’53, global executive in the petroleum industry, Rensselaer Athletics Hall of Famer, and Coast Guard veteran; July 8, 2017.

J. David Benedict ’49, employment agency owner, human resources manager at GE and Blue Cross Blue Shield, and WWII Air Force veteran; Sept. 29, 2017.

Alfred H. Grebe Jr. ’50, MMG ’64, retired director of manufacturing engineering and quality assurance, General Medical Corp., and WWII Navy veteran; Dec. 10, 2017.

David J. Oakley ’50, MME ’62, retired principal engineer, Westinghouse Hanford Co., patent holder, and pilot; March 19, 2017.

Howard G. Booth ’51, career meteorologist at the Nevada Test Site, and WWII Army and Korean War Air Force veteran; Aug. 16, 2017.

Walter W. Davenport ’51, retired from Lockheed Corp., formerly with Planning Research Corp. at Kennedy Space Center; Dec. 26, 2016.

Richard L. Freudberg ’51, electrical engineer at Sylvania, GTE, and Wang Laboratories; April 29, 2017.

William I. Owens ’51, retired senior engineer, Delco Products Division, General Motors Corp.; Oct. 6, 2017.

Paul J. Gayet ’52, retired after a career in underwater acoustics and telecommunications, and real estate management; Dec. 9, 2016.

Robert D. Hatch ’53, MEE ’65, professor emeritus, Lawrence Technological University, former engineer, GE, RAA Key award recipient, and WWII Air Force veteran; Oct. 1, 2017.

Howard C. Richards ’53, retired colonel, U.S. Army, and senior engineer for various contractors; July 20, 2017.

Basil Fedun ’54, Ph.D., retired staff hydrodynamicist and torpedo control specialist, Gould/Westinghouse/Northrop Grumman; Aug. 27, 2017.

Douglas C. Dennison ’55, retired from Boeing where he worked on the B&W, PT-17, 707, Minuteman, and Stealth; July 9, 2017.

Thomas Mason ’55, retired co-founder of Airgas Inc., active in industrial gas industry associations, and retired lieutenant commander, U.S. Navy; Nov. 26, 2017.

Richard R. Ryder ’55, retired architect and manager, Syracuse University, NYS Urban Development Corp. and NYS University Construction Fund, and U.S. Army veteran; Jan. 17, 2017.

J. Robert Tewell Jr. ’55, M.E. ’60, retired manager, Lockheed Martin Corp., who worked with astronauts on the Gemini and Apollo pro-grams; Feb. 20, 2017.

Donald L. Wallace ’55, professor, McColl School of Business, Queens University of Charlotte; March 26, 2015.

Marvin Warshay ’55, retired Elec-trochemical Technology Branch chief, NASA Lewis Research Center, and international consultant to the fuel cell industry; July 11, 2017.

Alan R. Williams ’55, retired principal engineer, Raytheon Co., contributor to radar systems for the Patriot, Hawk, and Sparrow missiles; Oct. 2, 2017.

Arthur B. Wills ’55, retired after a 35-year career with IBM in New York and Colorado, and U.S. Army veteran; Aug. 19, 2017.

Sergio A. Camargo ’56, co-founder, Schrader Camargo Ingenieros Asociados S.A., Bogota, Colombia; June 2, 2017.

Mark Hite ’56, retired director, toxicology and drug safety, Merck and Wyeth Laboratories, and U.S. Navy veteran; April 3, 2017.

Wilfred F. Longchamp ’57, retired department head, command and control systems, Mitre Corp., and U.S. Air Force veteran; Jan. 20, 2018.

William F. Meyer ’57, retired manager, marketing and sales division, IBM Corp., college teacher, and U.S. Army veteran; Aug. 20, 2017.

David G. Ward ’58, former deputy director, C-17 Globemaster military transport aircraft, Wright Patterson AFB, and U.S. Air Force veteran; Oct. 12, 2017.

Stephen A. Barre ’60, retired president and chairman, Servo Corp. of America, Rensselaer trustee and active alumnus, and U.S. Air Force veteran; Aug. 30, 2017.

Richard R. Chutter ’60, retired project manager, U.S. Department of Transportation, sailor, inventor, and U.S. Navy veteran; Aug. 8, 2017.

John A. Jorgensen ’60, retired senior network analyst, Caliber Tec-nology Inc.; Oct. 24, 2017.

Helmut R. Woehrle, M.S. ’63, Ph.D. ’65, former chief metallurgist, General Motors Corp. and president, Woehrle Associates; Feb. 10, 2017.

Theodore G. Creedon ’64, MEE ’66, early computer expert, founder of a mechanical/electrical firm in Alaska, and senior research engineer, Tektronix; July 24, 2017.

Robert A. Johnson ’64, developer of magnetic recording technology at  Sperry, Polaroid, DEC, and Quantum, town selectman and scout leader; Nov. 4, 2017.

Richard B. Koser ’64, professional photographer, following retirement from IBM; Dec. 9, 2017.

David A. Rowell ’65, anesthesiologist in the Adirondacks and Gainesville, Fla., and U.S. Air Force veteran; Dec. 23, 2015.

Arthur E. Coleman, Ph.D. ’67, founder, Silar Laboratories, author of patents for silicone chemicals, and woodworker; Jan. 19, 2018.

Charles Ehne ’67, retired chemical engineer, formerly at U.S. Filter and AlfaLaval; Dec. 12, 2017.

Frank LaGrande III ’67, M.S. ’68, former technical writer and programmer, IBM, help desk contractor, and musician; Oct. 12, 2017.

Earl S. Freeman ’68, M.S. ’72, president, Bretton Woods Inn Inc., and former vice president, metals technology, ACLI Metal & Ore; July 5, 2017.

William G. O’Brien ’69, retired research chemical engineer, DuPont Co., holder of nine patents and three engineering excellence awards; May 4, 2017.

G. Stephen “Chico” Christopher ’70, architect, TAP Inc., client advocate, and champion of tree plantings in Troy; Jan. 9, 2017.

Harry R. Gibbs ’70, M.D., vice president, chief diversity officer, and associate professor, MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas; Dec. 17, 2015.

Luke K. LiCalzi ’71, M.D., retired director of vascular surgery and former chief of trauma services, South Nassau Communities Hospital; Dec. 10, 2017.

Robert E. Bloom ’73, former programmer, IBM, senior marketing manager, Intellution, and vice president and co-owner, Ink & Toner USA; Oct. 1, 2017.

Gerald W. Reusch ’73, systems integration consultant, Dell, previously with Computer Sciences Corp., linguist, and U.S. Army veteran; March 23, 2017.

William H. Brechlin, M.S. ’78, retired database administrator, Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield; Dec. 22, 2017.

Karen L. (Soderberg) Hollingsworth ’79, public school math teacher and American Lung Association program director; May 8, 2017.

Stanley P. Pensak Jr. ’86, senior embedded software engineer, Waters Corp., founder, Mik8ty Software, and community volunteer; Nov. 27, 2017.

Marc R. Genberg ’87, mentor and manager for Aegis.net, USA Cycling certified coach, and U.S. Marine Corps veteran; Oct. 7, 2017.

Lois S. Peters, associate professor of management and head of the Enterprise Management and Organization group; July 15, 2017.

Joyce McLaughlin, Ford Foundation Professor, Mathematical Sciences, and founding director, Inverse Problems Center; Oct. 23, 2017.