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Felix A. Stanziola, A&S '33, has published his autobiography in Spanish, La Radiografia de un Medico. It has been considered by the Readers Circle of the Santamaria La Antigua University as the Book of the Month for April 2001.
Eli M. Lippman, A&S '36, continues in the practice of orthopedic surgery in Baltimore and West Palm Beach, Florida, where he spends his winters. He writes: "It seems that I have not heard much from anybody in my class that I was close to or friendly with while we lived at Alumni Memorial Hall. I trust all of my classmates are living and well. I have enjoyed the ride from 1936 until today."
Daniel R. Stull, A&S '37 (PhD), writes: "After three years teaching chemistry at East Carolina University, I joined the Dow Chemical Company at Midland, Michigan, and became their resident thermochemist. I was made director of their Thermal Research Laboratory. When Sputnik was launched, Dow was the only chemical company with a thermal laboratory. We developed the JANAF Thermochemical Tables under contract for the U.S. Department of Defense. I retired as a consultant."
Peter Stern, A&S '43, writes: "After a lifetime of writing light verse and parodies, at age 80 (after two years of collecting and organizing them), I published my work." His book, At Eighty, includes several ballads on Hopkins.
Seymour M. Panitz, A&S '44, of Rockville, Md., an American rabbi, is retired and writes: "I occupy my time in the way that I would recommend to any retired person: travel (largely to spend time with my four daughters and five grandchildren), reading and writing, volunteering for several professional organizations, and serving as an occasional Torah reader." Before his retirement, he devoted nearly a half century to the American rabbinate, mainly in the pulpit.
Frances Ann Delaplaine Randall, A&S '47 (MA), is chairman of the board of directors for Randall Family LLC, the organization that has recently purchased The Frederick News-Post. She is involved in many Frederick, Maryland, community volunteer ventures and has received numerous awards for her work. In addition, she is interested in Frederick County history and writes for The Frederick News-Post and speaks on the subject. Her book, Mirror on Frederick, was published by The Job Shop in 1998. Ms. Randall's hobbies include swimming, biking, travel, photography, and her grandchildren.
Eugene Blank, A&S '48, Med '54, writes: "I am years into retirement and still able to enjoy it. My son-in-law, Isaac Bankman, is the editor-in-chief of an excellent and much-needed new book, Handbook of Medical Imaging: Processing and Analysis."
Louis D. Rubin Jr., A&S'49 (MA), '54 (PhD), the editor or author of over 50 books, has published his latest, An Honorable Estate, with the Louisiana State University Press. An Honorable Estate is a memoir of his earliest love--the newspaper business. Dr. Rubin is founder of Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, founder of the creative writing program at Hollins College, and a University Distinguished Professor of English Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Albert J. Wetzel, Engr '50 (MS), has been inducted into the Tulane Engineering Hall of Fame, one of the highest honors bestowed by the School of Engineering.
Eugene H. Galen, A&S '55, practiced internal medicine in Beverly Hills, California, from 1963 until his retirement in 1996. Now, he spends his time sailing and traveling the world.
|The sounds of jazz fill the air at Homewood in 1958.||
Murray W. Lindenthal, SPSBE '60 (BS), retired in 1996 to Waterford, Connecticut, after 15 years with Aydin Corp Wist as vice president.
Howard B. Garfinkel, A&S '61, writes, "I have been married to Sandy since 1994. I have two married sons and four grandchildren. I am teaching and practicing consultative nephrology at Danbury (Connecticut) Hospital and am an associate clinical professor of medicine at Yale University."
Larry Aronson, A&S '62, is currently working for the state
of Michigan as the main medical consultant for disability
claims. He writes: "My older daughter, Elizabeth, is a
professional musician and is principal oboe for several
orchestras, while the younger, Robin, is a professional
actress. My son, Carl, lives only one hour away, and I enjoy
visiting him, his wife, and their three children--my
grandchildren." Mr. Aronson enjoys gardening, exercise,
reading, sporting events, movies, plays, and concerts.
Al Bricetti, A&S '62, served 20 years in the Air Force
Medical Service and has been a private/commercial pilot for
28 years, logging 1,700 hours in the air.
Robert J. Dymowski, A&S '62, retired from Milliman &
Robertson Inc., in 1995, and is currently active in
Gerard V. Trunk, Engr '63, '67 (PhD), retired on January 3, 2001, as superintendent of the radar division of the Naval Research Laboratory.
Eugene W. Zeltmann, A&S '64 (MA), '67 (PhD), president and chief operating officer of the New York Power Authority, has been elected to a four-year term on the Electric Power Research Institute Board of Directors.
Donald Bierly, A&S '67, works for the Lancaster,
Pennsylvania, School District, where he is a computer
science instructor and high school academic scheduler--i.e.,
the person responsible for creating and maintaining the
campus's master schedule of classes.
D. Adam Kline, A&S '68, writes: "I'm now in my second term as state senator from an urban district in Seattle, which I represent in Washington State Legislature as an unabashed liberal. My wife, Laura Gene Middaugh, is a judge of the Superior Court."
Bruce Benton, SAIS '72 (MA), manager of the Onchocerciasis
Coordination Unit in the Human Development Department of the
Africa Region of the World Bank, has been awarded the
Special Presidential Award from that organization. Mr.
Benton was recognized for his 15-year commitment to the
eradication of onchocerciasis, also known as river
blindness, in Africa.
Lee Amsler, A&S '72, is enjoying his medical practice,
family, and cycling.
Jeffrey M. Epstein, A&S '73, is a neurosurgeon and pain specialist, married to another pain specialist. He has three children: David, Ariel, and Allison.
John B. Levitt, A&S '75, is vice president of Gregoire Advisory Services Inc.
Sara Hirschfeld Lee, SPSBE '76 (MS), earned a medical degree at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland. She received the Ivan E. Shalit Prize for excellence in care of patients and the Irwin H. Lepow Student Research Day Prize. Dr. Lee plans to complete a residency in pediatrics at the University Hospitals of Cleveland.
Robert Buchanan, A&S '77, writes: "Having spent two years as
a retailing executive in Canada with Hudson's Bay, two years
ago I returned to the United States to head up the retailing
and industry research team at A.G. Edwards in St.
Harold Potischman, A&S '79, has recently joined the Pervasive Computing Division at IBM Corporation as business development executive for emerging technologies. He was previously with IBM's Tivoli Systems unit. Harold and his wife, Ruth, live in Ardsley, New York, with their children, Joseph and Anna.
Geoffrey Simon, Peab '80 (DMA), conducted the Library of Congress Chorale's June concert of the music of Samuel Barber and Lalo Schifen.
Amy Lin, A&S '82, Peab '84 (MM), Peab '90 (AD), is professor
of piano at the Conservatoire National de Strasbourg in
Ashvin T. Ragoowansi, A&S '83, is now in a private practice
in neurosurgery in Pittsburgh.
Roscoe M. Moore Jr., SPH '85 (MPH), has been awarded the
first Dean's Award from the Medical University of Southern
Africa in Pretoria, South Africa, for his contributions to
the development of the National School of Public Health,
which was founded in 1997. He was also appointed adjunct
professor of epidemiology. Dr. Moore is associate director
for development support and African affairs for the Office
of International and Refugee Health, Office of the
Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and
assistant surgeon general, U.S. Public Health Service.
Ronne Patrick, A&S '86, has been appointed dean of the office of undergraduate admissions at Northeastern University in Boston. She was previously associate director of marketing at the University of Maryland's office of undergraduate admissions.
Joseph H. Axelrod, A&S '88 (MLA), is heli-skiing in the
British Columbia, Canada, at the age of 62.
Susan J. Land, A&S '89, writes: "I recently became associated with the Law Office of Phyllis J. Erlich in Towson, Maryland, after practicing with the same law firm for almost eight years. I will be continuing to concentrate in domestic law and district court criminal matters, while learning elder law and Medicaid planning."
Richard G. Puller, A&S '90 (MLA), of Phoenix, Md., has been
named director of campus safety at Hood College.
Steven Barnum, Engr '91 (MS), has taken command of the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's ship
Whiting. Whiting is a 163-foot survey vessel that conducts
hydrographic and bathymetric surveys for NOAA's nautical
charting and ocean mapping program.
|Hopkins running back Paul Ferreri takes off during a 1991 blue Jay match-up against Gettysburg.||
Harinder Dhillon, A&S '92, is selling real estate with
Prudential in Pleasanton, California.
Adnan Hyder, SPH '93 (MPH), '98 (PhD), has been selected as the recipient of the 2001 APHA International Health Section Mid-Career Award.
Rolf Erdahl, Peab '94 (DMA), is principal bass for the
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. He also has been awarded a bass
position in the Breckenridge Music Festival. He announces
the birth of his daughter, Ada Roe Erdahl, on May 1,
Pia Pyne Miller, A&S '95, writes: "In August, I married
filmmaker Preston 'Mick' Miller in New York in a
traditional (but funky) Hindu ceremony. After Hopkins, I had
moved back to New York to complete an MPH at Columbia
University. I currently work as the marketing manager for
medical and scientific journals at a major publishing
James H. Gibson, SPH '96 (MPH), is assistant commissioner of
veterinary and pest control services for the New York City
Department of Health.
Mary Jean Babic, A&S '97 (MA), and Lou Rosenfeld were
married on October 6 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Mary Jean, a
freelance writer, is completing an MFA degree in creative
writing at Warren Wilson College. Lou is an information
architecture consultant and co-author of Information
Architecture for the World Wide Web. They live in Ann Arbor.
Charles B. Bott, Engr '97 (MS), has graduated from Virginia
Tech with a PhD in civil and environmental engineering. At
Virginia Tech, he received a Cunningham Fellowship. In 2001,
he was chosen the Outstanding Graduate Student for the
College of Engineering. Dr. Bott will become an
environmental engineer for Parsons Engineering Science Inc.
in Fairfax, Virginia.
Bonnie Burgess, A&S '98, has published her first book, Fate
of the Wild: The Endangered Species Act and the Future of
Biodiversity (University of Georgia Press, June 2001).
Gregory Dolin, A&S '98, writes: "I have just been elected
speaker of the American Medical Association-Medical Students
Section and will serve a one-year term. I am currently
taking an extended leave of absence from my medical studies
at the State University of New York-Stony Brook School of
Medicine to pursue a law degree at Georgetown University. I
am always glad to hear from other JHU alums and can be
reached at email@example.com."
Ian Lee Brown, SPSBE '99 (MS), has been appointed assistant
executive director of Cedar Crest Village in Riverdale, New
Jersey. Cedar Crest Village is a continuing care retirement
James Annand, Engr '99, and Kari Rosenthal Annand, A&S '00,
were married on July 7, in Lucerne, Maine. Jonathan Wason,
A&S '00, served as best man for the ceremony. The couple
resides in Sammamish, Washington, where they both work for
Microsoft. He is a software test engineer, and she is a
For tributes to those alumni who lost their lives in the September 11 attack on America, turn to Losses Unbearable.
1927: Alexander Frankwich, Engr '27, died on June 4. Mr. Frankwich had a long career with the Western Electric Company, where he had eight registered U.S. patents for designing the machines to produce the transatlantic telephone cable. Upon retirement, he enrolled at Adelphi University, and, at age 72, received a master's degree in education, after which he taught mathematics at the high school level. He was an accomplished cellist and had played with the Baltimore Parks Symphony Orchestra.
1928: Meyer William Israel Jacobson, A&S '28, a retired Baltimore pulmonary specialist and internist who practiced medicine for more than 50 years, died in July. Dr. Jacobson retired in 1986 and lived in New Orleans for five years. He is survived by his two children.
1930: William C. Eichelberger, A&S '30 (PhD), who worked as a research chemist for Solvay Process Division of Allied Chemical Company in Syracuse for 32 years, died on July 16. He was a member of many professional organizations and also led and financially supported many activities in the Presbyterian churches and the rescue missions with which he was associated over his lifetime. He is survived by his wife, two children, seven grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
1930: Frank Purnell Gould, A&S '30, a longtime Washington resident and a lawyer with the Navy's Judge Advocate General's Corps at the Pentagon from the 1950s until retiring as commander in the 1970s, died July 2. Commander Gould had a private law practice in Washington until the 1980s.
1932: Walter B. Belitz Jr., Engr '32, a mechanical engineer who was the former capital project engineer for Maryland's public school construction program, died in July. He was a registered professional engineer, a certified code enforcement officer, and a life member of the American Society of Professional Engineers. He is survived by his son, a sister, and a granddaughter.
1932: Charles H. Whitby III, Engr '32, died on June 23, in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. He spent most of his professional life with Baltimore Gas and Electric Company. He is survived by two daughters, four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
1933: Albert J. Silverman, A&S '33, '52 (MA), author and former head of the history department at Polytechnic Institute in Baltimore, died in August. In addition to teaching at Polytechnic, Mr. Silverman taught teaching methods at Hopkins. He wrote two books: Baltimore, City of Promise, a civics text used in city schools; and a novel, Unseen Harvests. He also penned numerous articles and short stories. He is survived by two sons and five grandchildren.
1935: Harold G. Burman, A&S '35, a retired professor of chemistry at the University of Texas at Arlington, died on May 23. Dr. Burman was the author of the college-level textbook, Principles of General Chemistry. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church and a big supporter of children and youth.
1936: Mishel Seidel, A&S '36, Peab '38 (BM) '87 (MM), died on January 11, 2001. A native of Baltimore, Seidel was a composer of religious music, a piano teacher, and owner of Music Mart stores until he sold the business in 1983. At Homewood, he was accompanist and soloist with the Musical Club under the direction of Osmar Steinwald. Throughout his life, his ties remained strong to Johns Hopkins, where he served as class representative, participated in fundraising phonathons, and attended concerts, lectures, trips, and reunions. He is survived by his wife, Betty Samuels Seidel, A&S '42, SPSBE '72, three sons, two granddaughters, and a great-grandson.
1939: Frederic R. Senti, A&S '39 (PhD), a physical chemist who worked for the Agriculture Department for 33 years before retiring in 1974, died on August 11. After retiring, he did consulting work for the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization and the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. Dr. Senti, the author of more than 100 technical papers, held four Superior Service and two Distinguished Service awards from the Agriculture Department. He is survived by a son, two daughters, a brother, six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
1949: Zekin A. Shakhashiri, SPH '49 (MPH), a public health physician and recognized authority on perinatal health, died on June 8. He worked for the National Institutes of Health for 30 years before retiring in 1990 as senior medical adviser in the office of the director of the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke. Dr. Shakhashiri is survived by three children, two sisters, and three grandchildren.
1950: James D. Ebert, A&S '50 (PhD), a distinguished Johns Hopkins University embryologist, and his wife, Alma Goodwin Ebert, died in May of injuries they suffered in an automobile accident. Dr. Ebert's research included cell differentiation, protein synthesis and interactions in development, heart development, and graft versus host reactions.
1950: G. Hamilton Mowbray, A&S '50 (BA/MA), a retired research psychologist who operated the Montbray Wine Cellars vineyard in Carroll County, died August 2. Dr. Mowbray lectured on wines at the University of Maryland and Mount Vernon College, and he appeared on WBAL-TV in Baltimore in the 1970s. He was awarded the French Croix de Chevalier de Merite Agricole in 1976 for his contributions to winemaking. He also received a merit award from the American Wine Society. He is survived by his wife, two children, and two granddaughters.
1951: Hubert A. Ziegler, Engr '51, a retired Black & Decker engineer, died July 18. A materials engineer, he began his 43-year career with Black & Decker tool manufacturers in 1937 and served on a team that produced a drill used on the Apollo lunar landing of 1969. He retired in 1981. He is survived by his wife, Anna L. Burk.
1959: Richard Deslattes, A&S '59 (PhD), a physicist whose work in precision metrology helped lay the foundations for the international standard for length, died on May 16. He was fellow emeritus at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, where he did what the institute described as pathbreaking work in precision measurement. He was the first scientist to combine the techniques of X-ray and optical interferometry to determine the spacing of atoms in a silicon crystal. He is survived by his wife, four children, and six grandchildren.
1960: Gustav Carl Voight, Med '60, a cardiologist and occupational medical consultant who was president of the Chesapeake Health Plan Foundation and former chairman of emergency medicine at Baltimore City Hospitals, died in July. Dr. Voight was cardiologist-in-chief at the former Baltimore City Hospitals (now Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center), from 1970 until 1980, and chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the hospital from 1980 until 1990. He also established the mobile cardiac intensive care program for the Baltimore Fire Department and played a pivotal role in the founding of the Maryland Emergency Cardiac Care System. He is survived by his wife, a son, a daughter, two sisters, and two grandchildren.
1964: Robb Evan Smith, SAIS '64 (MA), who retired from International Finance Corp. in 1999 as Africa program manager for the Foreign Investment Advisory Service, died July 12 at a motel in Kamloops, British Columbia, while on vacation. Mr. Smith specialized in development issues in sub-Saharan Africa. He is survived by his wife, two children, and a brother.
1971: Evelyn Stopak, SPSBE '71 (MLA), a retired teacher and counselor, died in July. Until she retired about eight years ago, Ms. Stopak was a Baltimore County schools guidance counselor who served at Rolling Road and Maiden Choice schools. She is survived by her husband, two sons, two brothers, and three grandchildren.
1983: Charles Clifford Doggett, SPSBE '83, a clinical psychologist who specialized in neuropsychology, psychodiagnostics, and developmental disabilities, died in July. Dr. Doggett was chief psychologist and an expert on behavior management for the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Office of Health Care Quality. He is survived by his wife.
1983: Clifton E. Gauss Jr., A&S '83 (MS), a former sales executive who had been head of a hospital food company, died in July. Mr. Gauss retired in the early 1980s as president of the now-defunct National Hospital Foods Inc. He began a second career as a vocational counselor, working with the Veterans Administration and later with the state of Maryland, until retiring a second time in 1990.
1985: Jeanne Elaine Griffith, A&S '85 (PhD), a former government statistician who was director of the National Science Foundation's science resources studies division from 1996 until 1999, died on August 3. In June, she was a recipient of the American Statistical Association's Roger Herriot Award for innovation in federal statistics. She is survived by her husband, her father, a sister, and a brother.
1995: Douglas O. Hickman, A&S '95 (MS), founder and president of Annapolis Ventures, a ventures capital fund, died in June. He is survived by his wife, a son, a daughter, his parents, and a brother.
1999: Daphne di Brandi, a teacher at Valley Academy in Towson, Maryland, died in June. She was an avid racquetball player and was ranked the 18th-best player in the United States among women 25-and-over by Racquetball magazine last year.
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