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Alexander Charles Frankwich, Engr '27, celebrated his 100th birthday in January. Mr. Frankwich enjoyed a long career with the Western Electric Company from 1929 to 1966, during which time he designed machines to produce the trans-Atlantic telephone cable. He has eight patents registered with the United States Patent Agency.


Bryant Mather, A&S '36, A&S '40 (PhD), retired in 2000 after 60 years with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers concrete research laboratory. At his retirement, he was awarded the Corps of Engineers de Henry Medal, and his picture was hung in the ERDC Gallery of Distinguished Corps Employees. At Engineer Day in 2000, he was presented an award for serving as a member of the U.S. Senior Executive Service from the time of its creation by former President Carter. In April 2001, he was the recipient of the Arthur R. Anderson Award for contributions to concrete research by the American Concrete Institute.


Maclyn McCarty, Med '37, a world-renowned medical researcher and retired physician and administrator at Rockefeller University, has been awarded an honorary doctorate by The Johns Hopkins University.


Daniel O. Hammond, A&S '42, writes: "I retired in 1990 from my Miami medical practice in gynecology. I now live in Wellington, Florida, a suburb of West Palm Beach. I recently began work as a volunteer physician in the Palm Beach County Health Department, and in March, I was recognized as the Volunteer Healthcare Provider of the Year for my work in the gynecology clinic. I also continue to play viola in the Palm Beach Atlantic College Symphony and in an informal string quartet. I am enjoying tennis, gardening, crossword puzzles, and grandfatherhood."


Mason C. Andrews, Med '43, has received the Distinguished Service Award from The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. During 50 years of active practice as an obstetrician-gynecologist, Dr. Andrews has helped to improve health care in his native city of Norfolk, Virginia, and has been a leader in the city's economic health, physical attractiveness, and quality of life.
   Robert A. Wilson, A&S '43, has published his book, Seeing Shelley Plain (Oak Knoll Press, New Castle, Delaware). The book is his memoirs of the Phoenix Book Shop in New York City.


Charles J. Frank, Engr '49, of Timonium, Md., who has been a professional engineer since 1958, established Charles J. Frank, Inc., in 1969. He is married and has three children and seven grandchildren.


Alan Hofmann, A&S '51, Med '55, a gastroenterologist, was honored by the Mayo Clinic for his contributions to medicine and biomedical research when he received the Mayo Foundation Distinguished Alumnus Award on May 19. The award recognizes alumni of Mayo Clinic education programs who have achieved national and international distinction in their fields.


David Hauser, A&S '56 (PhD), of Elmira, N.Y., has published The Only True America: Following the Trail of Lewis and Clark. Dr. Hauser has taught at a variety of colleges and universities in the humanities, has acted as an administrator, and most recently has served as senior academic advisor at Harpur College of SUNY-Binghamton.
   William Lenz Jr., Engr '56, of Finksburg, Md., has retired from his position as senior engineer at Bethlehem Steel. He writes: "After 43+ years, I am now enjoying 12 grandchildren, Ocean City, and numismatics. I have been married to my childhood bride, Carolyn Ripple Lenz, for 47 years." Huntington Sheldon, Med '56, retired Strathcona Professor of Pathology at McGill University, has been elected to the Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars.


Theodore A. Bickart, Engr '57, '58 (MS), '60 (PhD), the retired president of Colorado School of Mines and a leading figure in engineering education, has been elected to the Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars.


Harry Sterling, A&S '59 (BA), of Prudence Island, Rhode Island, is a director of healthcare data analysis.


James Kallis, Engr '60, is the recipient of the 2001 IEST Reliability Test and Evaluation Award. He was honored for his significant contributions to the integration of physics of failure and analytical methods into reliability test programs, the development of accelerated test strategies, and environmental stress screening optimization. He is an engineering fellow at Raytheon Company and lives in Los Angeles.
   Vivian Adelberg Rudow, Peab '60 (BM), '79 (MM), is an international award-winning composer who lives in Baltimore.


Alice S. Huang, A&S '61, Med '66 (PhD), has been appointed to the board of directors of the nonpartisan, nonprofit Public Agenda. Dr. Huang is senior councilor for external relations and faculty associate in biology at the California Institute of Technology. She sits on the boards of Johns Hopkins University, the Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences, and the Health Effects Institute.


Haig H. Kazazian, Med '62, chairman of the Department of Genetics at the University of Pennsylvania, has been elected to the Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars.


Ron Spark, A&S '63, a pathologist at Tucson Medical Center who serves on the faculty of the University of Arizona College of Medicine, gave a satellite lecture in February on "Marketing Yourself and Your Group." The nationwide broadcast was part of the College of American Pathologists' Virtual Management College series designed to give pathologists cutting-edge information on hot topics. He has extensive public relations and communications experience in both electronic and print media.


Mark Monmonier, A&S '64, Distinguished Professor of Geography at Syracuse University, was awarded the O.M. Miller Medal by the American Geographical Society for outstanding contributions to cartography. In March, he published Bushmanders and Bullwinkles: How Politicians Manipulate Maps and Census Data to Win Elections (Univ. of Chicago Press).


John Norman Abelson, A&S '65, George Beadle Professor of Biology at California Institute of Technology, has been elected a resident member of the American Philosophical Society. Founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin, the society is devoted to the advancement of scientific and scholarly inquiry.


Terry K. Sheldahl, A&S '67 (PhD), writes: "After five years as a visiting professor at Saint Leo University in Savannah, Georgia, I will begin transition to retirement by taking adjunct status in August. Mary Jane and I are in our 29th year of marriage. Our son, Christopher, expects to finish a PhD in biochemistry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Finally, my book project, 'The Western Philosophical Association, Disciplinary Pioneer,' is moving slowly. Reduced teaching responsibilities should hasten my progress."


David M. Ozonoff, SPH '68 (MPH), chairman of the Department of Environmental Health at the Boston University School of Public Health, has been elected to the Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars.
   Vernon Tolo, Med '68, chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the Children's Hospital in Los Angeles, has been elected to the Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars.


Ron F. Blackwelder, Engr '70 (PhD), a professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Southern California, University Park, has been elected to the Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars.

And 1971 gas prices were up to 30 cents per gallon. 1971

David Askin, A&S '71, is executive vice president and director of external affairs for Actrade Financial Technologies Ltd., in Somerset, New Jersey. Actrade is a pioneer in the electronic trade finance and payment services sector.


George L. Murphy, A&S '72 (PhD), of Tallmadge, Ohio, is a pastoral associate at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Akron and an adjunct faculty member at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus. He has published his third book, Toward a Christian View of a Scientific World.


Raymond Daniel Burke, A&S '74, is a partner with the Baltimore law firm of Freishtat & Sandler, where he specializes in business litigation. He regularly writes opinion commentary for The Baltimore Sun.
   Mindy G. Farber, A&S '74, announces the following: the second edition of her book, How to Build and Manage an Employment Law Practice, published by the American Bar Association; her chapter, titled the same, in the ABA's best-selling book, Flying Solo; and most important, her marriage on April 1st to Ted Schweitzer.
   Peter D. Maynard, SAIS '74 (MA), '77 (PhD), was re-elected president of the Organization of Commonwealth Caribbean Bar Associations for a second term of two years. The organization consists of all 18 English-speaking bar associations of the Caribbean. He is also president of the Bahamas Bar Association and deputy secretary of the International Bar Association for the Caribbean and national president for the Bahamas of the World Jurist Association.


Jeffrey Chappell, Peab '76 (MM), is co-chairman of the jazz department at the Levine School of Music in Washington, D.C. In June, he was a participant in the La Gesse Music Festival in Toulouse, France, where he performed works by Chopin. Also, he wrote a feature article about the Piano 300 exhibit at the Smithsonian for the November/December issue of Piano & Keyboard Magazine.
   Donald Strader, A&S '76, of Miami, is an attorney and counselor at law for the Law Office of John H. Thomas, P.A.


Sante Matteo, A&S '77 (MA), A&S '83 (PhD), of Oxford, Ohio, professor of Italian at Miami University, has been named editor of Italian Culture, the journal of the American Association for Italian Studies. He is the author of Textual Exile: The Reader in Sterne and Foscolo and co-editor of three other books.
   David Nevins, SPSBE '77 (MS), has been appointed president of Comcast SportsNet, one of the nation's largest regional sports networks, serving more than 5 million homes up and down the East Coast.

Homewood's Glass Pavilion, relatively new at the time, was a hub for the crop of incoming freshmen in September 1987. 1978

Steven F. Rubin, A&S '78, of Fairlawn, N.J., associate chairman of the department of family practice at the Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, has been named the 2001 Physician of the Year by the New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons. He was also elected to the board of governors of the American College of Family Physicians.


Herbert Lepor, Med '79, professor and Martin Spatz Chairman of Urology at the New York University School of Medicine, has been elected to the Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars.


Leslie Pedersen Lundt, '80, had her fifth child in December 2000, after being hospitalized for 10 weeks. She writes: "Blaine Christian Lundt is now a very chubby and healthy baby. Despite (or because of!) five children, I continue to practice psychiatry."


Ewa K. Hauser, A&S '82 (PhD), director of the Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies at the University of Rochester, has been chosen as a senior Fulbright Fellow for the 2001-02 academic year. She will teach seminars on American culture and on the political films of Hollywood at the American Studies Center of the University of Warsaw, beginning in September.
   Saul A. Kravitz, '82, writes: "For the last two years I was a member of the team that assembled the human, mouse, and drosophilia genomes at Celera Genomics. Recently, I've been appointed technical lead for all of the software being developed for Celera's move into proteomics. I can be reached at"


Oda M. Martin, A&S '83, is administrator for a property management company. She previously worked as an office manager in radio and television.


The Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project celebrated its 10th anniversary earlier this year and honored longtime board member Terri G. Letica, A&S '84, and her husband Nick Letica, Eng '84, for their decade of leadership, support, and dedication to the organization.
   Mark Schiffman, SPH '84 (MPH), a renowned cancer researcher at the National Cancer Center at the National Institutes of Health, has been elected to the Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars.


Cindy Raymond, A&S '85, writes: "A much-belated announcement of my adoption in August 1999, of Gemma Hu Zhi Raymond. Gemma was born in Fuzhou, Fujian, PR China on May 7, 1998, and she is now a very happy, healthy, verbal, and active three-year-old. I, as a single parent, am busier than I ever thought possible, but happier than ever before as well."
   Charlie Richman, Engr '85 (PhD), former science advisor and senior environment and energy staff person to Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, has joined EDAW as director of geographic information systems for the firm's eastern region. Dr. Richman, who is based in Alexandria, Virginia, will be responsible for launching EDAW's expanded GIS services, integrating the technology with traditional approaches for project delivery, and training technical staff in the firm's Alexandria, Atlanta, Orlando, and Montclair offices.


Alexander D. Lee, A&S '86, is currently working as an emergency physician in Dallas. He writes: "I'm keeping busy. '86 classmates, please e-mail me at and keep in touch."


Mark Campbell, A&S '87 (PhD), was promoted to professor in the chemistry department of the U.S. Naval Academy.
   Christopher W. Wasson, A&S '87, has been elected partner at Pepper Hamilton LLP, a multi-practice law firm. An experienced litigator, he handles a variety of product liability, commercial and environmental cases in state and federal courts throughout the country.


Keith B. Bickel, SAIS '89 (MA), '99 (PhD), has published Mars Learning: The Marine Corps Development of Small Wars Doctrine, 1915-1940. He is a military and business strategist in Washington, D.C. and has served in the Office of Net Assessment within the Office of the Secretary of Defense and with the White House budget office, where he oversaw financing of Pentagon operations in Haiti, Bosnia, and the Persian Gulf.
   Julius Cheng, A&S '89, SPH '00 (MPH), and Dawn Cheng, A&S '89, have moved to Rochester, New York, where he is assistant professor at the University of Rochester and an attending at Strong Memorial Hospital in surgical critical care and trauma.
   Elena Llivina, A&S '89, writes: "I have been happily married now for eight years to Keith Harrigill, and we have two beautiful kids: Graham and Ginger. We are living in sunny Tucson, Arizona, where I am a dermatologist in private practice, and Keith is a perinatologist for a small group. We love living in the desert, we are blessed with great jobs, and Ginger is finally sleeping through the night! Life can't get any better than this."
   Erick M. Santos, Engr '89, has finished five years of active duty Air Force service, where he served as a flight surgeon at Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene, Texas. He writes: "There I flew missions with B-1 bombers and C-130 transport planes and took care of the fliers' medical needs. My last mission was to Hawaii--not bad at all, even if I did have to go in a prop plane. I am now starting as a PGY2 orthopedic surgery resident at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. If anybody is in the area, please e-mail me at"


William Bowman, A&S '90 (PhD), has been awarded a J. William Fulbright Research Grant to study in Vienna, Austria, in the spring of 2002. He will use the grant to study the history of medicine in Central Europe from 1750 to 1940. Professor Bowman has been a full-time faculty member at Gettysburg College since 1996 and was granted tenure in 1999. He has been awarded the college's Luther W. and Bernice L. Thompson Distinguished Teaching Award and the Student Senate Faculty Appreciation Award. Michael Greenfield, A&S '90, A&S '95 (MA), and Kimberly Johnson, A&S '95 (MA), are proud to announce the birth of Elijah West Greenfield on February 26. Mom and baby are both doing great! Michael currently works as an administrator for UC Berkeley Extension Online, while Kim completes her PhD in English at Berkeley.
   Swati J. Shah, A&S '90, has bought a house in the Garden District in New Orleans, where her obstetrics/gynecology practice is thriving.


Gregorio Gagnon, A&S '91, writes: "Wow! 2000 into 2001 has been a real year of fun and change. In March, I returned from Dublin, where I got my PhD in history at Trinity College. I also am pleased to announce my acceptance into the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, due to my work with the order for my thesis. I have just gotten engaged to my girlfriend of two years, Miyoung Kwak. We plan to get married in September in New York. I am living in Baltimore and commuting to College Park, Maryland, twice a week to get my master's degree in library science--just can't get enough school. Please contact me at"
   Jennifer Sharp, Engr '91, left Andersen Consulting in March 2000 after almost nine years to pursue a "more balanced personal and professional life, to allow more time for singing, and to do something that made more of a difference in helping people and teams be more successful,"she writes. "I love team building and organizational development and am starting to do some personal coaching as well. I have discovered I still don't have enough time to get my singing up to the same level as consulting to be able to balance both, so I've applied to go back to school for vocal performance this fall."
   Kate Horner Yienger, Engr '91, and her husband, Kenneth, announce the birth of their second child, Daniel Gregory. She writes: "He joins big sister, Jessica Ann, at our new home in Elkridge, Maryland. We moved back to the area after almost four years in Leesburg, Virginia. After Jessica's birth, I left my post-doctoral position at the National Cancer Institute at NIH to be a full-time mom--little did I know how full-time it would be!"


Steven H. Blum, A&S '92, an attorney for WorldCom Inc. in Washington D.C., recently married Robyn M. Perlin. The couple lives in Pikesville, Md., where Robyn is the assistant director of the Rosenbloom Religious School at Chizuk Amuno Congregation.
   Christine Carey, Engr '92, a senior vice president and secretary with AMI Visions, Inc., was presented with an APEX Award for Woman Technologist of the Year from the Colorado Software and Internet Association. Ms. Carey is a founding member of the management team at AMI, and she is a system designer/analyst and project manager working primarily in Macromedia's Cold Fusion.
   Stephen M. Reid, SPSBE '92 (MA), of Myersville, Md., has been awarded a PhD in fire service administration. He currently serves as battalion fire chief with the District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department in Washington, D.C.


Jeffrey Buchman, Peab '93 (MM), sang the title role in Don Giovanni with the Virginia Opera before a sold-out house at the George Mason University Center for the Arts in Fairfax, Virginia. Charles Chan, Engr '93, has recently begun an expatriate assignment with Medtronic Inc. in Tokyo, Japan. He will be posted in Tokyo for three years.
   In May, Technical Sergeant Cleveland Chandler, Peab '93 (BM), performed Bach's Second Concerto with the United States Air Force Strings at the Sudbrook Arts Center.
   Kate Felsen DiPietro, SAIS '93, Bologna '92, and her husband, Luca DiPietro, are delighted to announce the birth of their son, Ian Garrison DiPietro, on February 28 in New York. Ian joins 3-year-old sister, Isabella. After a nice long break with the children, including a summer holiday in Italy, Kate plans to return to her job as producer at ABC News: World News Tonight with Peter Jennings.
   Reid Fontaine, A&S '93, received a PhD in clinical psychology from Duke University in May. He is employed by the Devereaux Foundation and is living in suburban Philadelphia while he finishes his clinical internship.
   Charlie Gibson A&S '93, and Rae Tan Gibson A&S '93, of Norfolk, Va., are pleased to announce the birth of their son Thomas Patrick. He arrived on March 26th and joins big sisters Madeleine and Elise, and big brother Paul. Charlie works for a small software company, and Rae manages the lively and newly expanded household.


Haleh Abghari, Peab '95 (MM), '96 (GPD), has been awarded a Fulbright grant for the 2001-02 academic year to go to Hungary and study the vocal music and performance practice of Gyorgy Kurtag.
   Jeremy Epstein, A&S '95, was married on March 18 to Tamar Silton of Albany, New York. In attendance were '95 classmates Jason Levitz, Jon Reuter, Charlene Mendoza, Abigail Kies, and Matt Richards. Also attending was Josh Rogers '99. Jeremy is working on an Internet venture with his father and brother called SilentFrog, a site that helps part-time workers more profitably advertise their services and manage their schedules. Tamar is an assistant district attorney in the Office of Special Narcotics for New York City. The couple resides on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
   Karena Joung, A&S '95, writes: "I am currently in veterinary school at the University of Pennsylvania and absolutely loving it! My intentions are to graduate in 2003 and to complete an internship/residency in small animal surgery. After working four years doing research at the Hopkins Medical Campus and the Human Genome Sciences, I realized my strong desire to work with animals. I live with the cutest dog in the world, a schipperke named Morsel. She and I travel back and forth from Philadelphia to Washington D.C. to visit my fiancˇ, Kenneth Duque, a network administrator for NOAA."
   Laurence M. Phillips, SPSBE '95 (MLA), has been named vice president of operations for Vaxcom Services Inc., an information technology and professional services company in Fairfax, Virginia. In his new position, he will be responsible for managing customer and employee relationships, contract performance, and business base growth.


Jeff Booth, A&S '96, writes: "I'm the co-founder and editor of the Student World Traveler Magazine, a national, bimonthly publication for college-age travelers. I've spent a lot of time traveling to China and most of Southeast Asia, most of Europe, Ecuador, Peru, Costa Rica and taking photographs."
   Leigh Gresalfi, Engr '96, announces the birth of her son, Raymond Charles, on February 18.
   Tarek Halou, A&S '96, graduated from New York University Law School in May 2001. He plans to work as an attorney in Silicon Valley after graduation.
   Laura Katz, A&S '96, recently left Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting) to join Mainspring's customer experience group as an information architect helping to design customer-centric, user-friendly Web sites. She writes: "I've been living in New York for almost three years and plan on being here for a while. Without any planning, I ended up within blocks of Liz Brickman, Krista Riley, and Sara Farber. My last big adventure was a trip to Costa Rica with Vicky Grantham, where we hiked through the rain forest, swam in the hot springs of a volcano, and kayaked through an estuary."
   Carl Liggio, Engr '96, is still fencing and was head coach for the JHU Women's Fencing team in 1999 and 2000. Now he is focusing more of his time competing nationally.
   Randy Turkel, A&S '96, is working as a management consultant for American Management Systems in Fairfax, Virginia. He helps governments use technology to improve citizen services. He writes, "Prior to this, I've lived in New York, where I studied public administration at Columbia University. In the past few years, I've backpacked through Europe twice and spent a few weeks touring Israel and Egypt. I also did the Boston-NY AIDS Ride in 1999."


Lori (Starowitz) Antolick, A&S '97, graduated from the Syracuse University College of Law in 2000 and worked in private practice for six months. She is now employed by the New York State Insurance Department as an attorney. She and her husband live in Albany, New York.
   On April 7, Brian Kuczma, A&S '97 and Carlene Barents, A&S '96, were married in Philadelphia. Members of the wedding party included Amy Dodrill, A&S '95, Stacy Bennett A&S '96, Jennifer Askanazi, A&S '96, Joanna Mongiardo, A&S '96, and Aaron Van Horn, A&S '97. Also in attendance were Cara Vivarelli-O'Neill, A&S '97, Todd O'Neill, A&S '97, Jay Penn, A&S '97, Rob Doerr, A&S '99, Todd Kearny, A&S '97, Billy Evans, A&S '97, Christy Petersen, A&S '94, Matt Coleman, A&S '96, Mac McCulloch, A&S '97, Cy Fassihi, A&S '97, Leigh (Kowaloski) Gresalfi, Engr '96, Margaret (Butler) Williamson, A&S '88, and former JHU men's lacrosse coach Tony Seaman. The Kuczmas live in Mohegan Lake, New York. Brian is a high school biology and earth science teacher, and Carlene is a pediatric physical therapist. Kathryn Schad, A&S '97, of Chicago, writes: "Since graduating, I have been working at Bank One, starting in Latin American risk before moving to the capital markets side. I got a chance to work in London for six months and was lucky enough to have Nancy Kim, A&S '98, there at the same time. We had a great time traveling to Africa and hanging out, exploring London. I am getting my MBA at Kellogg, which has been a lot of fun. If you are in Chicago, give me a call."
   Basil White, A&S '97 (MA), is the assistant webmaster at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington D.C. He also performs stand-up comedy up and down the East Coast and maintains a comedy Web-site at

Freshman orientation in 1998: picking up keys to the dorm rooms 1998

Nathaniel J. Dominy, A&S '98, successfully defended his dissertation in anatomy on May 11, at the University of Hong Kong. The title of his work is "Trichromacy and the Ecology of Food Selection in Four African Primates." This summer he worked in Costa Rica and Panama as a Smithsonian researcher, and he hopes to begin a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Chicago or CalTech this fall.
   Joe Harris, A&S '98, writes: "SmartPants Media, Inc., a Baltimore-based multimedia firm, was featured on the cover of the Daily Record newspaper on April 17th. The firm specializes in creating interactive promotional, education, and distance learning CD-ROMs, websites, and kiosks."
   Jim Kim, A&S '98, writes: "In February, Al Chu '98, Mike Lin '98, and I invaded New Zealand looking for extreme adventure. What resulted was a fantastic adventure, including falling from the sky twice (skydiving and bungee jumping), ice climbing, and absailing. For our more relaxed side, we took in a lot of beautiful scenery and even saw some dolphins. To request pictures, praise our intestinal fortitude, or just to say hi and let us know how you're doing, e-mail us at,, and"
   Howard S. Willinghan, SPSBE '98 (MS), has been appointed director of development for the National Veteran's Business Corporation.


Mary Allison Eichler, A&S '99, married Joshua D. Neuheisel, A&S '97 (MA), '00 (PhD), on April 20. They reside in Hampstead, Maryland.
   Laurel Minzer, A&S '99, writes: "I recently received a master's degree in elementary education from New York University and am now having a wonderful time teaching third grade in Queens, New York. I am living the good life in Manhattan's Upper East Side, where I sometimes run into former Hopkins classmates and fellow Alpha Phi sisters. I'd be delighted to receive e-mails from old friends at" Thomas R. Yuzuik, A&S '99, is a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army, stationed in Seoul, South Korea.

In Memoriam

1925: Samuel Morrison, A&S '25, Med '29, a retired gastroenterologist, died in May. Until he retired in 1978, Dr. Morrison practiced at an East Chase Street office in Mount Vernon and at Good Samaritan Hospital. He was on the staff of the Johns Hopkins Hospital and also taught at the School of Medicine.

1930: Frank Slaughter, Med '30, novelist and physician, whose best-selling books often drew upon his medical knowledge, died in May. While working as a physician, he published 62 books that sold 60 million copies. Several of his novels became films. He is survived by two sons.

1935: Meyer Friedman, Med '35, a cardiologist who pioneered the theory of "Type A" personality, died in April. Dr. Friedman developed his model in the 1950s, concluding that aggressive behavior and stress doubled the chances that a man would suffer a heart attack. He continued his research until less than a month before his death while working at the Meyer Friedman Institute, which he founded in 1983. He is survived by two sons, a daughter, and five grandchildren.

1935: W. Hollyday Hammond, A&S '35 (MS), former office manager and treasurer of Cogswell Construction Co., died in May. He was an active communicant in the Episcopal chapel at Fairhaven and enjoyed listening to classical music. He is survived by his wife, four sons, six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

1935: Henry Mason Morfit, A&S '35, Med '39, who specialized in cancer surgery and contributed to the development of the University of Colorado Medical School as a major health care institution, died on April 19. A professor at the University of Colorado Medical School since 1948 and founder of the Bonfils Tumor Clinic there, he was honored with the title of professor emeritus after his retirement. He is survived by his wife, three sons, and four grandchildren.

1935: Carl Schlicke, Med '35, a surgeon, medical reformer, local historian, and civic leader, died on May 12. Dr. Schlicke was one of the "prime moving forces" in the development of Spokane as an internationally renowned center of medical excellence, and in the major expansion of the old Cheney Cowles Museum into the Northwestern Museum of Art and Culture. He is survived by a son, a daughter, and four grandchildren.

1937: Russell A. Nelson, Med '37, president emeritus of Johns Hopkins Hospital, who served on government advisory committees to develop methods of improving health care delivery at lower costs, died on May 19. Dr. Nelson was president of the hospital from 1963 until his retirement in 1972. He headed the American Hospital Association from 1959 to 1960 and served on numerous committees, including a 16-member advisory council in 1965 that was aimed at helping the Johnson Administration with the Medicare program. He is survived by his wife and a sister.

1939: Nicholas J. Kohlerman II, A&S '39, Med '43, a retired surgeon and gynecologist who specialized in women's cancers, died in June. Dr. Kohlerman was chairman of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the now-closed Church Home in Baltimore from 1962 until 1976, when he resigned upon the termination of its residency-training program. He then joined St. Joseph Hospital and had an office there until he became ill. He is survived by his wife, two sons, four daughters, and 10 grandchildren.

1940: Raughley L. Porter, Engr '40, a retired civil engineer, died in April. In 1975, Mr. Porter became a partner in the Baltimore consulting engineering firm of Kennedy, Porter & Associates from which he retired. He was past president of the American Society of Civil Engineers and a member of the Maryland Association of Engineers, the American Public Works Association, and the National Society of Professional Engineers. He is survived by his wife, two sons, a daughter, a brother, two stepdaughters, and ten grandchildren.

1943: Thomas Archer Hays V, a retired engineer whose family helped settle Bel Air, died May 24. During his 36-year career with Exxon Corp., Mr. Hays supervised the building of company facilities at Maryland service centers on Interstate 95 in the early 1960s. He also helped manage the petroleum company's Boston Street terminal. He retired in 1982. He is survived by his wife, a son, a daughter, and two grandsons.

1948: John Dennis Handy Wilson, Med '48, who lived in Scottsdale, Ariz., died on May 17. Dr. Wilson served as a radiologist until 1985 when he had to retire following a myocardial infarction and a ruptured mitral valve. He was a member of the Harrison County Medical Society, West Virginia State Medical Association, American Medical Association, and Fellow Emeritus of the American College of Radiology and the Radiological Society of North America. He is survived by his wife, two sons, two daughters, and seven grandchildren.

1953: John B. Urner, SAIS '53 (MA), who also held a PhD from the University of Chicago in Developing Country Planning, died on October 13. He headed national planning projects in Libya and Bangladesh, and primary education projects in Bhutan and Lesoto. In Egypt he monitored development projects of international agencies on behalf of the Egyptian government, and in the Philippines he worked to develop both road networks and planning capacity on the local level. He is survived by his wife, a son, a daughter, and a granddaughter.

1955: Edward A. Dietrich Jr., A&S '55, a retired real estate salesman, has died of cancer. Mr. Dietrich sold homes for O'Conor, Piper & Flynn from 1978 until his retirement last year. He was a member of the Real Estate Million-Dollar Association Limited and was elected its president in 1985. He also held offices in the Baltimore City Fair, the Baltimore Jaycees, and the Baltimore Public Relations Council. In addition, he was active in fund raising for the Walters Art Museum and Gilman School.

1964: Phil Berger, A&S '64, a sportswriter, author, and screenwriter, died in March. A boxing reporter for The New York Times from 1986 to 1992, he was at work, until shortly before his death, on Total Boxing, a book with Bert Sugar that is scheduled for publication this fall.

1964: Samuel C. Williams Sr., A&S '64, former head guidance counselor at St. Paul's School for Boys and decorated World War II pilot, died in June. He was a member of the College Board and the Maryland State Scholarship Board. He was also a member of Virginians of Maryland, Sons of the American Revolution, and the Johns Hopkins Club. He is survived by his wife, a son, two daughters, and eight grandchildren.

1974: Harriet Beth Granet, A&S '74, principal counsel to the State Retirement and Pension System of Maryland, died on March 21. A graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law and an expert in taxation, Ms. Granet also handled fiduciary, real estate and investment issues for the agency. She is survived by her husband, her mother, and a brother.

1981: James F. Dunlay, Med '81, a family practitioner and teaching assistant at the School of Medicine, died in May. A resident of Columbia, Maryland, since 1987, Dr. Dunlay was a frequent volunteer at his children's private schools. He is survived by his wife, a son, a daughter, and his parents.

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