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 AR  Architecture
 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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30s

Henry A. Uhlemeyer, HS, LA 39, MD 43; Aug. ’11 • Mary (Henby) Schnure, LA 35, GR 68; Sept. ’11 • Ruth (Borngesser) Schueler, LA 35; Sept. ’11 • James P. Damos, LA 36; Sept. ’11 • Elmer W. Lueckerath, EN 36; Sept. ’11 • Hattie (Grossman) Rubin, SW 36; Aug. ’11 • Karin (Uhlig) Howard, LA 37; Sept. ’11 • Ruth (Darrow) Jensen, NU 37; June ’11 • Lois (Bader) Tuttle, LA 38; Sept. ’11 • Howard R. Bierman, MD 39, LA 39; Aug. ’11 • Robert W. Reinhardt, BU 39; Sept. ’11 • Lois (Horwitz) Weinberger, FA 39; Sept. ’11

40s

Herluf G. Lund, LA 40, MD 49; Aug. ’11 • Neal Compton, UC 41; Nov. ’11 • Joseph E. Vollmar, EN 41, EN 53; Sept. ’11 • John W. Uptegrove, BU 42; Aug. ’11 • Morris Alex, MD 43; Nov. ’11 • Joseph Forshaw, LA 43; Nov. ’11 • Joseph P. Funk, BU 43; Aug. ’11 • Gene M. Schneider, EN 44; Sept. ’11 • Lois (Soeker) Albrecht, UC 45; Nov. ’11 • Mary (Trowbridge) Conner, UC 45; Aug. ’11 • Marjorie (Blair) Cassidy, LA 46; Nov. ’11 • Maxine (Kruth) Elkington, AR 46; Oct. ’11 • Rosemary (Turnage) Etherton, NU 46; Sept. ’11 • John B. Shapleigh, MD 46; Oct. ’11 • Dorothy (Harvey) Widegren, SW 46; Oct. ’11 • Natalie (Moehlmann) Felumb, LA 47, GR 48; Oct. ’11 • Charles E. Gray, LW 47; Oct. ’11 • Ruth (Jaeger) Hall, SW 47; Nov. ’11 • George J. Hendry, BU 47; Aug. ’11 • Donna (Elliott) Higginbotham, BU 47; Aug. ’11 • Sol L. Nemzoff, LA 47; Oct. ’11 • Mary (Dickens) Devous, NU 48; Oct. ’11 • Purdue L. Gould, MD 48; Aug. ’11 • Andrew J. Higgins, LW 48; Sept. ’11 • Theodore J. Klefisch, BU 48; Sept. ’11 • Donna (Lampe) Lewis, NU 48; Sept. ’11 • J. Neal Middelkamp, MD 48; Nov. ’11 • David E. Murray, EN 48, EN 48; Aug. ’11 • Doloris (Seventy) Nesbitt, FA 48; Aug. ’11 • Ralph W. Wehrenberg, BU 48; Aug. ’11 • Turner White, LW 48; Aug. ’11 • Jules Chasnoff, LA 49; Aug. ’11 • Marie (Schmidt) Goerner, SW 49; Oct. ’11 • Sidney Jick, MD 49; Nov. ’11 • Louis E. Kassing, UC 49; Nov. ’11 • William G. Lambros, EN 49; Oct. ’11 • George F. Ottman, EN 49, EN 49; Aug. ’11 • Robert C. Schaan, LA 49, MD 53; Aug. ’11

50s

Emory J. Hampel, LA 50, GR 53; Oct. ’11 • Paul E. Hilton, LA 50, MD 54; Aug. ’11 • Robert H. Hohenstein, SW 50; Sept. ’11 • Lester A. Kobler, BU 50; Sept. ’11 • Edwin W. Salzman, LA 50, MD 53; Oct. ’11 • Joseph R. Simmler, GR 50; Aug. ’11 • James Varnum, EN 50; Aug. ’11 • Ralph P. Anderson, UC 51; Sept. ’11 • Thomas G. Burrows, EN 51; Nov. ’11 • Elynor (Stapp) Flitz, NU 51; Sept. ’11 • William E. Miller, BU 51; June ’11 • Shirley (Hartstein) Sussman, UC 51; Sept. ’11 • Virginia (Reddish) Workman, LA 51; Sept. ’11 • Wayne F. Boyles, MD 52; April ’11 • Frank W. Needle, FA 52; Sept. ’11 • Marjorie (Singer) Harwood, LA 53; Oct. ’11 • John L. Loos, GR 53; Sept. ’11 • Edward J. Robson, AR 53; Oct. ’11 • J. L. Moody, GB 55; Aug. ’11 • Keith D. Shaw, BU 55; Aug. ’11 • Don L. Wolfsberger, LA 55; Nov. ’11 • Raymond E. Dryden, UC 56; Oct. ’11 • Gwendolyn (Axthelm) Johnson, BU 56; Feb. ’11 • Michael M. Smit, FA 56; Sept. ’11 • James P. Thorburg, BU 56; Aug. ’11 • Frank J. Rebholz, UC 57; Sept. ’11 • Philip J. Scissors, BU 57; Aug. ’11 • Nancy (King) Werner, GR 58; Aug. ’11 • Jack M. Axelrod, UC 59; Oct. ’11 • Brian J. Brinker, LA 59; Aug. ’11 • William J. Krone, EN 59, SI 61; Sept. ’11 • William B. Roth-Roffy, UC 59; Sept. ’11

60s

Calvin H. Clawitter, UC 60; Oct. ’11 • Mary E. Coons, OT 60; Oct. ’11 • David L. Hoffman, UC 60; Sept. ’11 • Kenneth L. Klingerman, SW 60; Oct. ’11 • Virginia (Hessing) Proctor, GR 60; Sept. ’11 • Theodore H. Tubbesing, EN 60; Sept. ’11 • Louis N. Medgyesi-Mitschang, EN 61, SI 62, SI 67; Oct. ’11 • Paul F. Rezabek, EN 61; Aug. ’11 • Glen E. Houston, EN 62; Aug. ’11 • Doris L. Rigg, OT 62; Sept. ’11 • D. Jeanne H. Huesemann, GR 63; Nov. ’11 • Sam J. Vaughn, GR 63; Oct. ’11 • Manon Cleary, FA 64; Nov. ’11 • J. Michael Ford, LA 64; Sept. ’11 • Dory (Blumoff) Hollander, LA 64; Aug. ’11 • Leo E. Nelson, UC 64; Oct. ’11 • Pamela L. Tremayne, LA 64; Oct. ’11 • James A. McCord, LW 65; Oct. ’11 • John L. Mellitz, LA 65, LW 67; Aug. ’11 • Goldie (Farer) Waghalter, LA 65; Aug. ’11 • Joseph J. Walters, UC 65; Aug. ’11 • Ronald A. Dirsa, EN 66; Nov. ’11 • Jerry D. Lloyd, UC 66, UC 71; Sept. ’11 • Emily (Looney) Tretter, UC 66; Sept. ’11 • Edward McEvers, SW 68; Aug. ’11 • Herbert J. Mortland, GB 68; Aug. ’11 • Clarence E. Smith, SW 68; Aug. ’11 • Adelle (Spangler) Corrin, LA 69, GR 69; Aug. ’11

70s

Frederic A. Loesel, UC 70; Aug. ’11 • William J. Arink, UC 71; Aug. ’11 • Peggy (Komer) Bearman, UC 72; Oct. ’11 • Ruges R. Freeman, GR 72; Aug. ’11 • Judy (Wait) McCallister, SW 72; Sept. ’11 • Melvin Rhodes, UC 72; Aug. ’11 • Robert L. Harness, SI 73; Aug. ’11 • H. Thomas Young, UC 73; Sept. ’11 • Leslie (Lenherr) Cusick, FA 74; Oct. ’11 • Joseph C. Buccheri, GR 76; Aug. ’11 • Brent G. Bills, DE 77, GD 79; Nov. ’11 • Janet (Murphy) Heyer, LA 77; Oct. ’11 • Chong K. Ong, SI 79, SI 82; Sept. ’11 • Vincent G. Weltzer, SW 79; Aug. ’11

80s

Lori (Kuhl) Cohen, FA 82; Nov. ’11 • Daniel N. Bloom, LW 84; Sept. ’11 • Tammy (Gallagher) Mruzik, BU 85, GB 01; Sept. ’11 • Gregory S. Bantle, LA 87, GR 89; Aug. ’11 • Eric J. Lindhorst, BU 88, LW 92; Nov. ’11

90s

Keith A. Macke, TI 90; Sept. ’11 • Victoria L. Moulder, LA 90, SW 95; Oct. ’11 • Matthew A. Rosenberg, EN 93, LW 96; Oct. ’11 • Craig A. Doiron, GB 94; Aug. ’11 • Barbara (Blanke) Chouinard, OT 96; Aug. ’11 • John D. Mann, GB 96; Sept. ’11 • Brent M. Hachfeld, LA 97; Oct. ’11

00s

Earl E. Walker, GR 02; Aug. ’11

10s

Emily E. Dunn, LA 11; Aug. ’11

In Remembrance

 

Charles E. Gray

Charles E. Gray, LW ’47, a St. Louis civil trial lawyer, died Oct. 8, 2011.

Before attending Washington University, Gray was a captain in the U.S. Army during World War II. While a law student, he tried a jury case and argued an appeal in front of the Missouri Supreme Court, something that was nearly unheard of at the time and not possible under current rules.

In 1946, Gray founded the St. Louis law firm now known as Gray, Ritter and Graham PC. He served in various roles, including as a member on the Missouri Supreme Court Rules Committee and the Appellate Judicial Commission.

Gray was an early advocate and benefactor of the Matthews-Dickey Boys’ and Girls’ Club.

J. Neal Middelkamp

J. Neal Middelkamp, MD ’48, professor emeritus of pediatrics, died Nov. 2, 2011.

In 1953, Middelkamp joined the School of Medicine and became a professor in 1970.

While in pediatrics, he was director of the department’s Division of Infectious Diseases and the Division of Ambulatory Pediatrics. He became professor emeritus in 1998.

Middelkamp also served in the School of Medicine’s Office of the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education since 1997.

He received the School of Medicine’s Alumni Award in 1988 and its Distinguished Alumni Scholarship in 1993.

Middelkamp and his wife, Lois, established the J. Neal and Lois Middelkamp Visiting Professorship in Pediatrics.

Mary C. Molloy

Mary C. Molloy, longtime secretary and receptionist in the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, died Sept. 3, 2011.

Molloy joined the department in 1981; at the age of 81, she was still working there full time.

Because of her exceptional service, the department nominated her in 2011 for the Gloria W. White Distinguished Service Award, established to recognize a non-academic staff member for his or her contributions to Washington University.

An accomplished pianist who took music classes at the university, Molloy was known as a “surrogate mom” to graduate students in the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science.

Joseph R. Passonneau

Joseph R. Passonneau, dean of the School of Architecture from 1956 to 1967, died Aug. 22, 2011.

Passonneau arrived at Washington University in 1955 as a part-time design critic and was appointed dean the following year. He was commissioned to design the university’s new engineering building, Hugo and Ina Champ Urbauer Hall, completed in 1959.

During his tenure as dean, Passonneau instituted the master of urban design degree.

In 1970, he launched Joseph R. Passonneau & Partners in Washington, D.C. Chief among the firm’s projects was the Glenwood Canyon stretch of Interstate 70 in Colorado, which received a Presidential Design Award in 2000.

Sara E. Stubblefield

Sara E. Stubblefield, MSW ’98, an advocate for the Epilepsy Foundation, died March 28, 2011.

Stubblefield dedicated her life to making a difference for better care and treatment for people living with epilepsy. She served as epilepsy services coordinator for the Epilepsy Foundation of Southern Illinois for 10 years.

She was participating in the Epilepsy Foundation of America’s annual Public Policy Institute in Washington, D.C., at the time of her death.

Her parents, Richard and Carolyn Stubblefield, established the Sara Elizabeth Stubblefield Foundation in her honor.

An endowment was established through the foundation to give a scholarship each year to a ­graduating high school senior who has epilepsy.

Joseph E. Vollmar Jr.

Joseph E. Vollmar Jr., BSCE ’41, BSCE ’53, a St. Louis businessman and civic leader, died Sept. 13, 2001.

Vollmar co-founded Vollmar Bros. Construction Co. in 1946, and he led the firm until 1982. The firm had a national reputation for engineering and construction of marine projects on the inland waterways.

He received a gold medal from the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Committee for his contribution to the Gateway Arch. Vollmar’s thesis on subsoil and bedrock elevations in St. Louis was used to help determine a suitable location for the foundation of the Arch.

Vollmar was past president of the St. Louis Engineers’ Club, the Missouri Athletic Club and the Museum of Transport.

At the time of his death, Vollmar held the distinction of being the longest-licensed ­engineer in Missouri.

Earl E. Walker

Earl E. Walker, a St. Louis businessman and philanthropist, died Aug. 26, 2011.

In 1952, Walker and his wife, Myrtle, founded Carr Lane Manufacturing Co., one of the world’s foremost suppliers of tooling components.

The couple generously supported Washington University. In 1998, they established the Earl E. and Myrtle E. Walker Professorship in the School of Engineering & Applied Science. They also established the Earl E. and Myrtle E. Walker Scholarship in the School of Art in 2001.

The Walkers received the Robert S. Brookings Award in 1999 for exemplifying the alliance between the university and its community. In 2002, Earl Walker received an honorary Doctor of Science degree.

Earl E. and Myrtle E. Walker Hall at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts is named in their honor. 

MY WASHINGTON:

Investing in People: Key to Realizing Potential Howard Wood, BSBA ’61, is a successful businessman in the telecommunications, real estate and cattle ranching industries. A scholarship recipient himself, he enjoys helping current students reach their potential.

ALUMNI PROFILES:

Restaurateur Serves Up Authentic Chinese Since graduating, Jason Wang, BSBA ’09, is helping take his father’s New York restaurant, Xi’an Famous Foods, to a new level of success.

Author Captivates Kids, Expands Imagination Janni Lee Simner, AB ’89, AB ’89, has published seven books and several short stories in the fantasy genre, primarily for children and young adults.

Entrepreneur Saves Lives With Sanitation Ani Vallabhaneni, BSBA ’02, BSCS ’02, co-founder and CEO of Sanergy, works in Kenyan slums to provide sanitation infrastructure.

ALUMNI ACTIVITIES:

A&D Launches New Website Looking for a new way to stay connected to the Washington University community? Visit the new A&D website, alumni.wustl.edu.

Reunion 2012 Join the 1st through 35th Reunion classes for Alumni Weekend at Thurtene Carnival, April 20–22. Undergraduate alumni from the classes of 1972 and back will celebrate during Commencement Weekend, May 18–20.

Strengthening Alumni Connections On Nov. 4, 2011, the Alumni Board of Governors (ABG) gathered for its first meeting of the academic year at College Hall on the South 40. One of ABG’s goals this year is to help prepare students for their lives after graduation.

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