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 BU  Business
 DE  Dentistry
 EN  Engineering
 FA  Art
 GA  Grad. Architecture
 GB  Grad. Business
 GD  Grad. Dentistry
 GF  Grad. Art
 GL  Grad. Law
 GM  Grad. Medicine
 GN  Grad. Nursing
 GR  Grad. Arts & Sciences
 HA  Health Care Admin
 HS  House Staff
 LA  Arts & Sciences
 LW  Law
 MD  Medicine
 MT  Manual Training
 NU  Nursing
 OT  Occupa. Therapy
 PT  Physical Therapy
 SI  Sever Institute
 SU  Sever Inst. Undergrad.
 SW  Social Work
 TI  Tech. & Info Mgmt.
 UC  University College

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1920s

Jane (Pollard) Gould, LA 28; Nov. ’10

1930s

Herman L. Gittelman, BU 31; July ’10 • Willard B. Myers, LA 32, LW 38; Oct. ’10 • Herbert N. Arst, BU 33; July ’10 • Samuel Rosenbloom, LA 33; Aug. ’10 • W. Russell Smith, MD 33; July ’10 • Stanley A. Frederiksen, LW 35; Nov. ’10 • Mildred (Stanfield) Grimmer, NU 36; Nov. ’10 • Alan L. Mayer, LA 36; Aug. ’10 • Arthur R. Steidemann, EN 36; Sept. ’10 • Bernice (Reppell) Holderle, LA 37; Nov. ’10 • Helen A. Mardorf, LA 37; Sept. ’10 • William B. Becker, LW 38, LA 38; Sept. ’10 • Asa C. Jones, LA 38, MD 42; Oct. ’10 • Jack W. Lich, LW 38; Sept. ’10 • Xianyu Xu, GR 38; Oct. ’10 • Charles M. Fullgraf, EN 39; Oct. ’10 • Harold G. Garber, LA 39; July ’10 • Dorothy (Dean) Hanon, LW 39; July ’10

1940s

Bruce S. Higginbotham, BU 40; July ’10 • Lawrence Papin, AR 40; Oct. ’10 • Margaret (Pardee) Bates, GR 41; Sept. ’10 • Max M. Barken, BU 42; Oct. ’10 • Paul H. Kummer, BU 42; Nov. ’10 • S. Fulton Tompkins, MD 42; Oct. ’10 • Ruth (Proft) Dannehl, NU 43; Sept. ’10 • Virginia (Burns) Whitson, NU 43; Aug. ’10 • David R. Miller, EN 44; Oct. ’10 • Harvey H. Perman, MD 44; Nov. ’10 • Rosalind (Cook) Salniker, NU 44; Sept. ’10 • James O. Davis, MD 45; Sept. ’10 • Jean (Schaefer) Fraker, NU 45; Nov. ’10 • Gordon Shaw, LA 45; Aug. ’10 • Michael Fisk, LA 46; Aug. ’10 • Andrew S. Lanier, MD 46; Sept. ’10 • Dorothy (Frazer) Martt, NU 46; Sept. ’10 • Joseph R. Bartylak, LW 47; Aug. ’10 • Roy P. Behrendt, EN 48; Nov. ’10 • Stanley H. Cohn, LA 48; Oct. ’10 • Lois (Fuchs) Fliehman, BU 48; Aug. ’10 • Jerome J. Gilden, LA 48, MD 52; Aug. ’10 • Joe B. Hall, MD 48; Sept. ’10 • Nada (Smith) McNearney, LA 48; July ’10 • Bernice (Goeckler) Oehler, BU 48; Aug. ’10 • Kenneth Poslosky, BU 48; Oct. ’10 • Wray L. Shultz, BU 48; Sept. ’10 • Robert W. Busking, LA 49; Sept. ’10 • Thomas P. Calbos, BU 49; Sept. ’10 • D. Norman DeWoskin, EN 49; Oct. ’10 • Robert E. Dockery, LA 49; July ’10 • William T. Fuldner, EN 49; Sept. ’10 • Allan O. Holtzman, EN 49, SI 55, EN 55; Aug. ’10 • Frank W. May, LW 49, BU 50; Aug. ’10 • Donald E. Middleton, BU 49, GB 68; Aug. ’10 • Jack L. Riehl, LA 49, GR 54; Sept. ’10 • Paula (Cohen) Shmerler, AR 49; Sept. ’10 • R. Wayne Speer, LA 49; Nov. ’10 • Mildred (Joseph) Thomas, GR 49, SW 82; Oct. ’10 • Richard C. Warmann, LA 49, LW 51; Oct. ’10

1950s

Patricia (Brennan) Blackman, MD 50; Aug. ’10 • Robert H. Fariss, EN 50; Sept. ’10 • Harold B. Hartman, LA 50; Aug. ’10 • Selna L. Kaplan, GR 50, GR 53, MD 55; July ’10 • Ervin T. Leimer, GR 50; July ’10 • Philip D. Reister, MD 50; Aug. ’10 • David T. Rohde, LA 50, GR 56; Sept. ’10 • Erwin W. Schneider, BU 50; Oct. ’10 • Kwan-Ting Shen, GR 50; July ’10 • Arthur C. Bauer, LA 51, GR 56; Aug. ’10 • Marion (Jenkins) Brooks, GR 51; Aug. ’10 • James R. Coulter, BU 51; Sept. ’10 • James N. McClure, LA 51, MD 55; Nov. ’10 • W. Neal Newton, DE 51; July ’10 • Helen L. Conant, NU 52; Sept. ’10 • Martin M. Enoch, LW 52; Sept. ’10 • Edward J. Heising, EN 52; Oct. ’10 • Thomas R. Humphreys, BU 52; July ’10 • Grant Izmirlian, MD 52; Sept. ’10 • Louis Maier, SW 52; Oct. ’10 • Allen J. Bloom, BU 53; Sept. ’10 • Irvin C. Breidert, GR 53; Oct. ’10 • Oliver H. Duggins, GR 53; Aug. ’10 • Gloria (Keitel) Mills, LA 53; July ’10 • Nina F. Ninas, LW 53; Oct. ’10 • Charles R. Preble, MD 53; July ’10 • Yuki Rikimaru, AR 53; Oct. ’10 • John H. Stroh, LA 53; Oct. ’10 • Donald A. Tyree, BU 53, GB 56; Oct. ’10 • Marjorie (Susman) Lazarus, LA 54; Oct. ’10 • John E. Mullins, LA 54, MD 58; Sept. ’10 • Jean (Gregory) Hart, LA 55; Aug. ’10 • Donald D. Reynolds, BU 55; Sept. ’10 • Gerard M. Shickman, LA 55, GR 56; Oct. ’10 • William W. Moler, UC 56; Sept. ’10 • Donald C. Mundinger, GR 56; Aug. ’10 • Patricia (Irvin) Murray, LA 56; Nov. ’10 • Alva L. Wiedle, NU 56; Oct. ’10 • Earl E. Heusler, UC 57; Nov. ’10 • Paul H. Connole, GR 58; Nov. ’10 • Ana (Padilla) Kuhlman, LA 58; Aug. ’10 • Doris (Waters) Lichtenstein, LA 58; Aug. ’10 • Gerald G. Weaver, MD 58; Aug. ’10 • Frank J. Burnham, UC 59; Sept. ’10 • Werner R. Krause, UC 59; Oct. ’10 • Nancy K. Robards, FA 59; Aug. ’10

1960s

Kenneth E. Bleich, EN 60; Nov. ’10 • Margaret (Herzog) Stern, UC 61; Oct. ’10 • Richard H. Baumhoefner, UC 62; Oct. ’10 • John H. Coleman, SI 62; Aug. ’10 • Bruce T. Potts, EN 62; Nov. ’10 • Walter G. Staley, EN 62, GR 63; Oct. ’10 • Richard L. Blanchard, GR 63; Sept. ’10 • Ellen M. Cook, UC 63; Sept. ’10 • Peter G. Hansen, SI 63; Sept. ’10 • James T. Willmering, UC 63; Oct. ’10 • William Ash, BU 64; Nov. ’10 • Robert P. Barnidge, GB 64; Oct. ’10 • Paul A. Daiber, UC 64; Sept. ’10 • George A. Drewel, UC 64; July ’10 • Ronald R. Huchzermeier, UC 64; July ’10 • Ronald J. Marts, UC 64; Aug. ’10 • Marcia S. Rothschild, LA 64; Sept. ’10 • Bill J. Scheller, UC 64; Oct. ’10 • Gerald L. Davis, UC 65; Oct. ’10 • Lane W. Newquist, LW 65; Oct. ’10 • Mary M. Bobbitt-Cooke, LA 66; Aug. ’10 • Winton O. Meyer, UC 66, UC 73; Oct. ’10 • Jacqueline (Taylor) Lederer, SW 67; Nov. ’10 • Leighton L. Leighty, LW 67; Aug. ’10 • Gregory W. Spiegel, LA 67, MD 76, GR 81; Sept. ’10 • Jerald Gers, EN 69; Oct. ’10

1970s

Ronald C. Menendez, EN 71; Aug. ’10 • Sallie P. Fuhri, GR 72; Aug. ’10 • Susan A. Robinson, LA 72, TI 82; Aug. ’10 • Janice (Orea) Mosby, GR 73; Sept. ’10 • Richard E. Whitten, UC 74; Aug. ’10 • David J. Huddleston, UC 75; Sept. ’10 • Susan L. Kriegman, GF 76; July ’10 • William P. Staliwe, UC 76; Aug. ’10 • Thomas C. Denham, TI 77; Sept. ’10 • James R. Fair, SI 77; Oct. ’10 • Martha (Ramsey) Clevenger, GR 79; Sept. ’10 • Annie R. Flanigan, LA 79; Sept. ’10

1980s

Sandral (Jones) Daniell, SI 80; July ’10 • Steven D. McKelvy, EN 82; Sept. ’10 • Brian D. Winer, LW 82; Aug. ’10 • Philip E. Maschek, UC 83; Oct. ’10 • William J. Bechtold, TI 85; July ’10 • Robert N. Friend, GF 85; Sept. ’10 • Xavier Kowalski, GR 86; Aug. ’10 • Andrew Dickson, LA 87, GB 93; Aug. ’10

2000s

Shana (Greatman) Swers, LW 00; Oct. ’10 • David R. Franco, EN 07; Aug. ’10

In Remembrance

 

G. Robert Blackburn

G. Robert Blackburn, the first director of community and government relations at Washington University, died Sept. 20, 2010.

From 1972 to 1992, Blackburn served as the director of the Office of Community & Governmental Relations. He was the first WUSTL administrator to be devoted solely to representing the interests of the university at both the federal and local level. 

Blackburn was instrumental in laying the foundation for the excellent community and governmental relations policies and initiatives in place today. 

Prior to his position as director, he served as assistant to the chancellor. Blackburn also was a lecturer in political science in Arts & Sciences from 1965 to 1992. 

Harvey A. Friedman

Harvey A. Friedman, St. Louis businessman and civic activist, died Nov. 28, 2010.

Friedman attended Washington University before enlisting in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1942. He co-founded the Bank of Ladue and later served as vice chairman of the board of Landmark Bancshares from 1979 to 1986. In addition, he served as chairman of the board for the St. Louis Metropolitan Sewer District and was a trustee of the Missouri History Museum.

He helped create the Center for Aging at Washington University. His continued support and advocacy for aging research led the university to establish the annual Friedman Lectureship in 2001 and to rename the center as the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging in 2007. A major supporter of the School of Medicine and the Barnes-Jewish Hospital Foundation, he endowed the Harvey A. and Dorismae Hacker Friedman Distinguished Professor of Neurology.

In 2008, he and his wife, Dorismae Hacker Friedman, AB ’42, received the Robert S. Brookings Award at the university.

John C. Georgian

John C. Georgian, professor ­emeritus of mechanical engineering at the School of Engineering, died July 6, 2010.

Georgian joined WUSTL in 1949 as an associate professor of mechanical engineering and was promoted to professor in 1956. He taught in the mechanical engineering department until his retirement in 1981. The following year, he was selected as professor of the year by the graduating seniors in engineering.

He invented a new absolute temperature scale, called the MKS scale. The scale simplified the equations for the ideal gas law, which describes the behavior of a perfect gas under changing conditions of temperature and pressure.

On the occasion of the death of Georgian’s first wife, Lyla, a flautist, the family set up a music scholarship, the John C. and Lyla C. Georgian Music Scholarship Endowment, in her honor.

Asa C. Jones

Asa C. Jones, AB ’38, MD ’42, a life patron of the Eliot Society and a member of the Brookings Partners, died Oct. 25, 2010.

Jones served as a captain in the U.S. Army, followed by a 35-year career as an orthopaedic surgeon at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima, Ohio. In 1975, he retired to Hot Springs Village, Ark.

In 1996, Jones and his late wife established the Asa C. and Dorothy W. Jones Endowed Professorship in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, held by Keith Bridwell, MD.

A regular attendee of his medical school reunions and many other university events, Jones received the Second Century Award from the School of Medicine in 1999. His planned gift will endow the J. Albert Key Distinguished Professorship in Orthopaedic Surgery.

Jai P. Nagarkatti

Jai P. Nagarkatti, a member of the Washington University Board of Trustees, died Nov. 13, 2010.

In 2007, Nagarkatti was elected to the board and had been a member of the board’s Research-Graduate Affairs Committee. He had also served on the School of Engineering & Applied Science National Council since 2006.

Nagarkatti was elected president and chief operating officer at Sigma-Aldrich, a St. Louis–based life science and technology company, in 2004. He took on the additional roles of CEO in 2006 and chairman of the board in 2009. Nagarkatti had been a member of the Sigma-Aldrich board of directors since 2005.

He also served on the board for the Missouri Botanical Garden and the Saint Louis Science Center.

Dorothy Jean Nash

Dorothy Jean Nash, a longtime staff member of the Department of Otolaryngology in the School of Medicine, died Aug. 26, 2010.

Nash traveled to Europe as a singer with the USO during World War II, where she met her husband, Garrett, and moved to St. Louis with him upon returning to the United States in 1946. 

For more than 20 years, she worked for the Department of Otolaryngology while continuing her singing career. She performed on the Charlotte Peters Show and the St. Louis Variety Club Telethon, and as part of the Muny Opera.

Nash joined the Peace Corps at the age of 72; she was instrumental in getting a clinic built in Senegal, West Africa, while serving there.

W. Neal Newton

W. Neal Newton, DDS ’51, a former faculty member at the School of Dental Medicine, died July 19, 2010.

After graduating, Newton joined the faculty in the Department of Dental Pediatrics, where he taught for nearly 20 years. He also served as a dental officer in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Newton was a fellow of the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He served a six-year term on the Advisory Board on Indian Health of the federal Department of Health, Education and Welfare. Newton also served as president for the Missouri Dental Association and the U.S.A. section of the International College of Dentists, among others. 

In 1983, he was honored as a Distinguished Alumnus by the School of Dental Medicine Alumni Association. 

Donald K. Ross

Donald K. Ross, DSc ’60, founder of Ross & Baruzzini, Inc., died Dec. 4, 2010.

Ross served in the U.S. Navy in World War II and the Korean War.

After graduating from the University of Minnesota V–12 Program, Ross received a master’s degree in electrical engineering from MIT. He earned a doctorate in industrial engineering from Washington University. 

Ross served the university as a member of the School of Engineering & Applied Science National Council. In 1993, he was recognized by the engineering school with an Alumni Achievement Award.

Ross founded Ross & Baruzzini, Inc., a global consulting engineering firm. He was honored for lifetime achievements in illumination and energy conservation by numerous organizations, including Who’s Who in America.

Frank J. Stadermann

Frank J. Stadermann, senior research scientist in physics in Arts & Sciences, died Oct. 4, 2010.

Working for the university since 1988, Stadermann was also a member of the Laboratory for Space Sciences and director of the NanoSIMS and Auger laboratories. 

In his research, Stadermann analyzed Antarctic micrometeorites, presolar grains from primitive meteorites, cometary material and interplanetary dust to catch glimpses of the history of the cosmos and the solar system.

He was the first to identify true stellar grains in the cometary collector, samples of which had been distributed to 50 different laboratories. The interstellar collector is still being analyzed.

Xianyu Xu

Xianyu Xu, PhD ’38, one of the founders of computational ­mathematics in China, died Oct. 23, 2010.

While a student, Xu studied mathematics with world-renowned scholar and former Professor Gabor Szego. After graduation, Xu briefly taught at the university before joining the faculty of the mathematics department at Yenching University. He later held a full professorship in the math department of Peking University and served as a senior fellow at the Institute of Computational Mathematics under the Chinese Academy of Science.

After retirement, Xu evaluated math training programs in elementary and high schools in China.

Xu’s family recently named a mathematics scholarship for him. At 100 years of age, he was the oldest alumnus in China.

MY WASHINGTON:

The Best Investment He Ever Made Alumnus John Beuerlein, MBA '77, parlayed a college scholarship into a successful career. Over the years, he’s supported those institutions that helped give him a good start.

ALUMNI PROFILES:

Entrepreneur Engages the Elderly Alumnus Ben Lewis, AB ’99, is the founder of Engage As You Age, an organization that pairs isolated seniors with active adults.

Filmmaker Develops Craft, Finds Her Voice Sasha Isaac-Young, AB ’99, BFA ’99, is an award-winning film writer and director in Los Angeles.

Music Industry Veteran Connects Artists, Fans David Sherbow, JD ’76, a 35-year music industry veteran, helps individuals book bands directly from his website, LiveMusicMachine.com.

ALUMNI HIGHLIGHTS:

Alum Lands Exclusive Interview Talk radio veteran Joe Madison, AB ’71, known as the Black Eagle to his audience, met with President Barack Obama for an exclusive interview.

ALUMNI ACTIVITIES:

Reunion: Good Times Abound Thousands of alumni and friends return to Washington University annually for both Reunion weekends. Alumna Danielle Forget Shield, BS ’94, speaks on why she stays involved with the university.

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