CLASSMATES • Fall 2000

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Arthur Traber, EN 34, retired in 1999 from his second career after 24 years as president of Caliputer, Inc., and its successor companies, Arcoa Industries and Arcmate Mfg. Corp. He will continue part time as a consultant to Arcmate on product design and development. "My next major activity is to host a family reunion for 19 children and grandchildren at a dude ranch near Salmon, Idaho."


Howard Schmitz, EN 41, and his wife of 55 years, Fran, have moved "into a cottage in a retirement village in Durham, N.C."

Mark Adolphus, BU 46, is a real estate investor and developer, partially retired after 46 years in business. He developed areas in Ft. Myers, Fla.; Des Moines, Iowa; Bozeman, Mont.; and in Missouri and Illinois.

Don Carter, EN 49, and wife Marilyn, LA 48, write that they are "still happily married and are both active. Don is a consulting engineer, and Marilyn is an English professor." Don is treasurer of National Capital Chapter of ASHRAE, and he was made a diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Engineering and Technology.


John Belik, FA 50, has an article, "U.S. Navy's Biggest Flying Boat," published in the U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings. He lives in Waipahu, Hawaii.

Merle Busch, LA 52, retired in 1996 after 42 years of teaching science in St. Louis County public high schools. "I am currently addicted to golf, gardening, puzzles, and mysteries."

Donald Salter, LA 53, retired from teaching philosophy at California State University, Northridge, in summer 2000 after 36 years of service. He is now professor emeritus.

Lucy Jane King, LA 54, MD 58, is a clinical professor emerita in the department of psychiatry at the Indiana University School of Medicine, in Indianapolis. She does volunteer work in the history of medicine and works on curriculum development in addictions at the medical school. She also was on faculty of the Department of Psychiatry at Washington U.'s School of Medicine from 1962 to 1974.

Roger J. Meyer, MD 55, has started a $50,000 annual lectureship honoring practicing pediatricians at Children's Hospital, in Seattle. He is working with the Rotary Foundation, and he also says that "bonsai and raised-bed gardening keep me grounded."

Robert R. Stiens, EN 56, retired after 26 years as a project manager in the Los Angeles office of Bechtel Corporation. He and wife Janet live in Westminster, Calif., and enjoy spending time with their new granddaughter, Elizabeth Noell.


Glen E. Stuckel, EN 60, is president of Glen E. Stuckel Builder, Inc., and was awarded the 1999 Presidents Award by the Louisville Home Builders Sales and Marketing Council.

Steve E. Domahidy, EN 62, GB 69, is president of the Chesterfield Community Development Corp. He is also on the board of the Humane Society of Missouri, and he is on the board of E-Beam, Inc.

T. Wayne Lanier, DE 62, has been selected the European Dental Project director for the Cherokee Nation Industries European Dental Project, which provides civilian general dentists, dental specialists, and dental hygienists for dental care in U.S. Army dental clinics in Europe. He and wife Helen have two children and four grandchildren; they live in the Ramstein-Landstuhl area of southwest Germany.

Marjorie McCown Moore, PT 62, is retired from pediatric physical therapy; she lives with husband Jack in Chesterfield, Mo., and they spend winters in Boca Grande, Fla. She also is a Nikken Independent Distributor.

Susan Robertson, AR 66, is with Associated Architects, in Capetown, South Africa. E-mail:

David Schwarz, UC 66, formed David S. Schwarz & Associates, a statistical consulting company, in 1998. He lives in Stow, Ohio.

James P. McCulley, MD 68, is professor and chair of ophthalmology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

Barbara Ann Braveman-Paster, LA 69, is in a fourth season as historic role-player in "Becoming Americans: the Shapiros at Puddle Dock" at the Strawberry Banke Museum, in Portsmouth, N.H. Her husband was named the 2000 Massachusetts family physician of the year.

Joe Creel, DE 69, is an orthodontist and reports that he and wife Dianne enjoy "watching our two youngest sons play the No. 1 and 2 positions on their high school tennis team and making a lot of beautiful smiles on the faces of children in Melbourne, Fla."


Joseph Fernandez, GR 71, in 1997 co-founded Kardinia Software, a company that produces network management software and sells it on the Web. His wife, Anne, is an educational technologist at the University of Sydney. They have two teenage children: Matthew, who finishes high school this year, and Melanie, who has three more years of high school. They live in Mosman, Australia.

Marjorie Kamine, LA 71, is director of corporate and foundation relations at the College of Santa Fe, in Santa Fe, N.M. She has lived in Santa Fe for 10 years and was director of Wings of America, an American Indian youth development program, prior to her current position.

Kenneth S. Peters, LA 71, is medical director of the South Drive Medical Clinic and Northern California Headache Clinic. He and wife Stephany have three sons, ages 23, 12, and 11. He enjoys playing drums in a rock band, running, skiing, and coaching soccer.

Alphonso Jackson, LW 72, was named the state president of the Texas region in the reorganization of American Electric Power and Central and South West Corp. as they complete their pending merger in spring 2001.

Margaret Lucie Thomas, GR 72, is associate rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, in Duluth, Minn. "After five years in Minnesota, I love the cold and snow in winter and am fascinated by Lake Superior. I recently learned I had a French Canadian ancestor who paddled across it on the way to James Bay by way of Lake Nipigon and the Albany River in 1683!"

Thomas Attig, LA 73, has a first book, How We Grieve: Relearning the World, published by Oxford University Press in 1996. His second book, The Heart of Grief: Death and the Search for Lasting Love, will be published by Oxford University Press this fall.

Rick Teitelman, LW 73, was appointed by Chief Justice William Ray Price, Jr. to chair the Missouri Commission on Disabilities, and he was appointed by the American Bar Association to serve on its commission on disabilities.

George Cho, LA 74, GB 78, LW 78, and wife Ada Mui Cho have a second daughter, Victoria Sue, born Dec. 23, 1999. George retired from the Air Force in July 2000 after a 20-year career in developing new weapon systems. He is starting a "second career" at Litton/Tasc, in Chantilly, Va. He also published a report, "Program Management 2000—Know the Way," in January 2000, available at mfrpts/mrflist.htm.

Rob March Harper, FA 74, flew to St. Louis in March 2000 for the opening night of the Saint Louis Art Museum exhibit Arthur Osver: The Saint Louis Years, 1960-2000. "It was a surprise; Gary Barten, GF 81, also flew with me." Rob also showed 16 paintings at the Laguna Beach Art Museum, in Laguna Beach, Calif., from April 8 through July 9.

Naomi Jo Weiner, LA 74, married Robert Hofkin on April 7, 2000. She owns First State Bookkeeping Service, which provides bookkeeping services for small businesses. She also owns Balance & Twirl, which sells embroidered T-shirts and dance skirts. Robert teaches at both Drexel University and Wilmington College and provides computer counseling and Web design services. They live in Wilmington, Del.

Barbara Langsam Shuman, LA 75, is in the second year of her term as president of the board of directors of the St. Louis Jewish Light newspaper. She was associate editor of the weekly paper in the mid-1980s and is the first former staff member to serve as president of the newspaper's board. She is senior account manager with Finkel & Co. Communications, a St. Louis-based marketing communications firm, where she has worked since 1992. Her husband, Michael A. Shuman, LW 82 ("No, I didn't really rob the cradle—he enrolled in law school after earning two graduate degrees!"), is associate county counselor for St. Louis County. Daughter Amanda, 12, was awarded a red ribbon for her science project in the Greater St. Louis Science Fair. "Right now, she wants to go to Washington U. and live in the dorms!"

Stephen Yablon, LA 75, founded his own architectural office, Stephen Yablon Architect, in 1995 in New York City. The firm provides services to commercial, educational, cultural, and residential clients including Sony Music Entertainment and the Archdiocese of Newark. The firm was recently profiled in Interiors and Sources, a national design magazine. He is married to Suzanne Nutt, vice president of managed care for Mt. Sinai Hospital, in New York City. They live in Maplewood, N.J., and have two children: Alex, 13, and Sophia, 9.

Virginia L. Ruder, LA 76, is working on a master's degree in career development. "The goal is to help women who want to re-enter the workplace after raising a family and to help others who are going through midlife career changes."

Sanford Sher, MD 76, writes, "I have become interested in Civil War medicine and have just obtained a State PA historic marker for a Mower hospital that was active nearby. We are planning an appropriate ceremony this fall."

Mark Bacharach, LA 77, is working in Chicago in his family-run jewelry store, Leo A. Bachrach Jewelers. The store was established in 1944 by Mark's father, Leo, a European-trained gold and platinum smith. Mark has worked with his father since graduation. E-mail:

Stephen G. Berman, LW 77, was awarded the Navy Superior Civilian Service Award and Medal by the general counsel of the Department of the Navy in February 2000. He previously was awarded the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award and Medal in 1993.

Michael J. Gittins, LA 77, writes that he is "married and has been living and working on the C™te d'Azur, France, for five years. Can't say when I'll return."

Alice Boccia Paterakis, LA 77, is head conservator at the Agora Lab, in Athens, Greece. She won the Rome Prize in Conservation in April 1999 and is doing research at the American Academy in Rome. Her research will result in a reference book for conservators. She also has been teaching short courses at the Art Institute in Helsinki.

Delores W. Lee, UC 78, writes, "I have been called in the ministry. I graduated from Eden Theological Seminary in May 1999 and was ordained in July 1999. I am doing chaplain work at St. Luke's Hospital, in Chesterfield, Mo."

Glen Wildermuth, EN 78, is manager, strategic CIM initiatives, at MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc., in St. Peters, Mo.

Michele Andrea Bowen, LA 79, completed her first novel, titled Churchfolk, accepted for publication and due out in bookstores in February 2001. She is working on a collection of short stories, Weeding Gethsemane's Garden, and on a second novel. She moved from Richmond, Va., to Durham, N.C., with daughters Laura Michele, 12, and Janina Akili, 2, this summer.

Adrian Frazier, GR 79, is professor of English at Union College and will be moving this fall to the National University of Ireland and Galway to become director of the M.A. program in drama and theatre arts. Adrian is author of a biography of Irish novelist George Moore (Yale University Press, May 2000).

Willie Arthur Noble, EN 79, returned to St. Louis from Atlanta to serve as deputy director for the Cross County MetroLink project of the Bi-State Development Agency. The Cross County extension is a proposed 8.1-mile extension of the existing transit system that serves the St. Louis area. Two proposed stations of the extension would serve the WU Hilltop Campus.

Kathleen Thurmond, SW 79, is president of Best Washington Uniform Supply, in Long Beach, Calif., a company founded 50 years ago by her father, James Thurmond. "Although I no longer practice in the field of social work, the education I received has been invaluable in working with people in business."


John Bjerklie, GF 80, created the exhibit The TV Show, featured April 21 through May 21 at Soapbox, in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Leda Higgins, GB 80, writes, "I am on the waiting list at Stanford University Hospital for a heart/double-lung and kidney transplant. The wait is difficult. Please wish me well!" E-mail: leda314@earthlink. net.

Scot MacPherson, GA 81, and Kate MacPherson, GA 81, "celebrated 13 years in business for the MacPherson partnership." They are architects in Cambridge, Mass. They have a son, Grant, born in 1995. They also completed the Frog Pond Pavilion on Boston Common and the Bedford Free Public Library.

Brian Organ, MD 81, is in private practice of general surgery in the recently formed Surgical Solutions, in Atlanta.

Steven C. Davis, HA 82, was appointed senior vice president of Ponder & Co., the health-care industry's leading financial advisory firm. He lives in St. Louis with wife Belinda and their four daughters, and he is an avid golfer and church volunteer.

William C. Sullivan, Jr., LA 82, and wife Laura have a daughter, Victoria Rose, born Sept. 27, 1999. In January 2000, they moved into their new home in West Orange, N.J.

Howard J. Smith, LW 83, was named president of the board of directors for Habitat for Humanity St. Louis. He is an attorney with the Clayton, Mo., law firm of Ziercher & Hocker, PC.

Paul J. Bryant, FA 84, writes that "it's been a crazy few years. In 1998 I sold one Web company to iXL and started a new business with a few friends called The site allows online shoppers to direct a portion of every purchase as a donation to any worthy cause. It's nice and strange to combine capitalism with philanthropy." Paul and wife Elizabeth have two sons: Joshua, 5, and Samuel, 1. They live in Glencoe, Ill. E-mail: or

Lisa Weinberg, LA 84, married Hernan Espinoza on Dec. 5, 1999, in San Francisco. Lisa is a software designer, and Hernan is a post-doctoral fellow at Stanford University. E-mail: weinberg@e-things. com.

Major George E. Cone, Jr., LA 85, assumed command of the 1st Battalion, 393rd Regiment, at Fort Chaffee, Ark., in September 1999. In December 1999, he was selected to attend the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., in July 2000.

Graydon J. Forrer, LW 85, married Julie Lloyd on April 8, 2000, in Washington, D.C. Graydon is managing director of Life Sciences Strategies, LLC, in Washington, D.C. Previously he was counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Small Business Subcommittee on Regulation, Business Opportunities, and Technology; director of consumer affairs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture; legislative director for Sen. Frank Laughtenberg (N.J.); and director of executive communications at the Monsanto Corporation.

Gary L. Gray, EN 85, was promoted to associate professor of engineering science and mechanics with tenure at the Pennsylvania State University. He also was honored with the 1999 American Society for Engineering Education's New Mechanics Educator Award. He lives in the State College, Pa., area with wife Suzanne Mohney, EN 87. Web site: faculty/gray/.

Michael Kasen, BU 85, married Debra Carmichel on Feb. 14, 2000. He also was promoted to corporate controller for Aladdin Gaming. E-mail:

Bob Paolino, LA 85, was one of the 65 judges from around the world selected to judge at the 2000 World Beer Cup, a biennial international competition in which more than 1,100 different beers competed for honors in their style categories (for winners, go to: Bob is a legislative analyst in the Wisconsin legislature.

Dave Parsons, LA 85, is operations officer for the 721st Air Mobility Squadron at McGuire Air Force Base, N.J. In July, he and his family moved to Quantico, Va., where he is attending the Marine Corps Command and Staff College.

Eddie W. Runde, LA 85, is completing a residency in occupational and environmental medicine at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. As part of the program, he received an M.P.H. in May 2000. He is a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Naval Reserve and lives in St. Peters, Mo., with his wife and two children.

Scott A. Sandford, GR 85, has been named an Ames Associate Fellow by NASA's Ames Research Center. He is working in Ames' Astrochemistry Laboratory, studying the chemistry of cosmic ices and organics and the role they may have played in the origin of life. He is a co-investigator on NASA's Stardust Discovery Mission, which will collect a sample from a comet and return it to Earth in 2006.

Gary M. Siegel, LW 85, opened his own law firm, Siegel Sevastianos, LLP, with Noel Sevastianos, LW 90, specializing in civil litigation, including family, computer, trust, and contract law. Gary married Debby Wampler on Sept. 9, 1999, and they are expecting in November 2000.

James John Crisanti, BU 86, EN 86, writes, "After a rewarding 10 years on Wall Street in investment banking, I have decided to take some time off for myself. I will pursue leisure activities such as golf, travel, attending sporting events, and my interest in entomology. After six months of pure unadulterated epicureanism, I shall return to more entrepreneurial endeavors."

Barry Freiman, BU 86, formed his own business, attorney, LLC. "My company specializes in the permanent placement of attorneys in the D.C./Md./Va. area and nationwide. I live in Rockville, Md., with my domestic partner, Kevin, who is the marketing and promotions manager of, and my beautiful 7-year-old daughter, Holly (who is the happy result of my former marriage to another WU alum)."

Adriana Capistran Moore, LA 86, has a son, Maxwell Preston Moore, born June 6, 2000. They live in Foster City, Calif.

V. Susan (Inouye) Stenkamp, EN 86, earned a doctorate degree in chemical engineering in fall 1999 from the University of Washington, in Seattle. She now works for Battelle Research, in Richland, Wash. Her husband, Jim Stenkamp, GA 86, is a self-employed architect. They both enjoy backpacking and climbing in the Pacific Northwest.

Jane (Wiechert) Caldwell, LA 87, and husband Matthew Lueddens, have a son, Michael Carsten, born March 15, 2000; he joins brother Daniel, 2. Matthew is with Eisenberg Architects, in Clayton, Mo., and Jane is an anesthesiologist at St. Anthony's Medical Center, in St. Louis.

Claire Seltz Eichner, LA 87, and husband Alan Eichner have a son, Jason Frederick, born Feb. 24, 2000; he joins sister Lainie Sara. They live in Mason, Ohio, where Claire practices law on a limited basis, "spending the greater part of my days being a mommy."

Cheryl Kane Heimlich, LA 87, and husband Daniel Heimlich have a daughter, Sara Rose, born March 24, 2000; she joins sister Julia Angel, born Aug. 24, 1997. Cheryl is a writer and contributing editor with Miami Metro magazine and a free-lancer for other publications, working primarily from her home in Cooper City, Fla. Her husband is marketing director with the Fort Lauderdale software company Citrix Systems. E-mail: ckheimlich@

Scott Helm, BU 87, and Lesley Malin, LA 88, have a son, Addison Malin Helm, born Oct. 12, 1999. "After almost a decade in New York City (Scott as vice president at Goldman Sachs and Lesley in various theatrical endeavors), they have moved to the less frenetic pace of Baltimore, where Scott is CFO of Orion Power Holdings and Lesley devotes herself to Addison's every whim while considering various theatrical endeavors."

Suzanne Mohney, EN 87, was promoted to associate professor of materials science and engineering with tenure at the Pennsylvania State University. She also was honored this year with the J.B. Wagner Young Investigator Award from the Electrochemical Society for her contributions to the field of high-temperature materials. She lives near State College, Pa., with husband Gary L. Gray, EN 85. Web site:

Kara Greer, EN 88, and Alan Greer, EN 88, have a daughter, Lindsay Mae, born Feb. 15, 2000; she joins Garrett, 1, Parker, 2, Savannah, 3, and Joshua, 5. They live in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Constandina Kalios, LA 88, and husband Ares, have a daughter, Anastasia Rose, born May 22, 1999. She is an attorney with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; they live in Park Ridge, Ill.

Cynthia Levin, LA 88, received a doctoral degree in clinical psychology in 1997 from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She works for Mental Health Net, the oldest and largest Web site devoted to mental health concerns. It is owned by CMHC Systems, which develops computer software for major community health agencies and hospitals across the country. She writes the clinical content for interactive self-help programs and runs a professional interview series for the Web site.

Michael E. Marks, BU 88, is a senior portfolio manager and vice president for Commerce Bank's Investment Management Group, in Kansas City.

Robert O. Musick, LA 88, LW 93, married Patricia L. Corran, LW 95, on May 28, 2000. They live in St. Louis.

Thena Poteat, LA 88, and husband John have a son, Jacob Gene Clemmer, born March 3, 2000; he joins brother Cal, 3. Thena received an M.D. from the Medical University of South Carolina in May and began a residency program in psychiatry at Yale University in July. E-mail:

Colleen Quinn, LA 88, completed a Ph.D., with a specialization in the spectrum of autism, in 1997 at the University of Kansas. She married U.S. Army Major Andrew M. Boyd in November 1998. She directed the Autism Program of Virginia for three years. She and her husband have moved to Fayetteville, N.C., and she is working at a satellite of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill's Department of Psychiatry. She diagnoses, assesses, and consults for children and adults with autism.

April Shaw, PT 88, has been married to Mark Shaw for eight years; they have three daughters: Stephanie, 4, Mattie, 2, and Jessie, 4 months. They live in Cocoa Beach, Fla.

Stephanie Lorber Assang, BU 89, married Milton Assang on Sept. 5, 1999, in Washington, D.C. They live in Tokyo, Japan, where Stephanie is director, finance, for GE Capital.

Cynthia E. Brodrick, LA 89, says, "I've taken a surprising twist in my career and am now a senior reporter for a personal finance Web site called Intelligent Taxes." She also is beginning studies to become a certified financial planner. She has a daughter, Eleanor Acadia, born March 28, 1999. E-mail: writebrain@mindspring. com.

Ivan J. Dolowich, BU 89, is "moving in-house" to CNA Pro, a division of CNA Financial Corp., after two years as a partner in the New York City office of a Chicago-based law firm. He and wife Gayle have two children: Jill, 5, and Lauren, 2. E-mail: ivan.dolowich@

Sheila Sage, LA 89, married Jason Leif on March 18, 2000, in Bethesda, Md. Sheila is a physical therapy clinical supervisor at National Rehabilitation Hospital, in Washington, D.C., and Jason is an associate in the energy group at the Washington, D.C., office of Jones, Day, Reavis, and Pogue. E-mail: or

Audrey Hildes Schechter, LA 89, and husband David have a daughter, Emma Rose, born March 14, 2000. "She brings her parents infinite joy and love."

Saleem A. Shareef, LA 89, graduated in May 2000 from Boston University School of Law with an LLM (tax) degree. Saleem lives in Louisville, Ky.

Chad Smith, LA 89, earned a Master of Architecture degree from Columbia University in 1997. That year, he helped Karen Bausman win a Progressive Architecture Award for the Los Angeles Performance Theater (along with Michael McClure, LA 91). He has been teaching with Karen at Columbia University. He is a project manager for Rogers Marvel Architects, where he designs and builds art galleries and Kate Spade shops and showrooms. In his spare time, he directs and produces art projects for his own Web site,, and other Web publications, does free-lance graphic design for new media companies, and has recently completed a brand identity design for an international fashion organization (in collaboration with Brandon Troy Smith, FA 92). He is living and working in Hell's Kitchen, New York City.

Philip Springer, LA 89, and wife Jill work together at their florist/gift shop, Flower Depot, Ltd. "We had our first son in September 1999 and enjoy having him and our dog with us at work every day."

Matthew Tiefenbrunn, LA 89, and wife Mia have a son, Bennett Matthew, born Dec. 26, 1999; he joins Adam, 5, Lindsay, 4, and Bailey, 22 months. The family moved to Washington, Mo., in July 1999, when Matt joined Patients First Healthcare Group. He opened a satellite medical office for them in his hometown of Sullivan, Mo.

Shin-Jih Tsai, GA 89, is a project architect with Hoy Architects and Associates, in Taipei, Taiwan. Shin-Jih has a 4-year-old daughter and a 2-year-old son.

Colleen Wapole, LA 89, and Michael Pastreich, FA 90, have a daughter, Meghan, born Feb. 29, 2000. Colleen has finished her doctoral course work at Northwestern University in linguistics and is writing her dissertation. Michael is the executive director of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra.


Michelle Fleig-Palmer, BU 90, is director of the University of Nebraska at Kearney's dual career program, assisting accompanying partners of new employees in conducting effective job searches before and after their move to Kearney. Her husband, David K. Palmer, is in his third year of teaching organizational development and human resource management at the university. Their son, Benjamin Morgan, was born Oct. 5, 1998, "and is a very energetic boy who likes cars and trucks."

Alexa Johnson, LA 90, married Andy Doebele on Jan. 8, 2000, in Boulder, Colo. Alexa teaches choir at a suburban Denver high school, and Andy is a graduate student in theatre at the University of Colorado at Boulder. E-mail:

Danna Kalkstein, LA 90, GR 91, married Michael Livstone on July 25, 1999. They honeymooned in Hawaii and now live in New York City, where Danna continues doctoral work in Jewish education at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America and Mike is completing a doctorate in genetics at Columbia University. "Rabbi Marc Saperstein, who was my adviser for my M.A., recited the wedding blessings during the ceremony."

Tumiran Bin Saru, EN 90, is working in an electrical contracting firm and recently passed the Malaysian Board of Engineers examination.

Karen M. Schaaf, LA 90, GR 93, was named head audiologist of CID Hearing Central, in the new Crow Optical store in Fairview Heights, Ill. Central Institute for the Deaf is now offering clinical services in satellite offices within select Crown Optical locations.

Joel Tachau, FA 90, is a lead intranet architect with Waggener Edstrom, the world's leading high-tech public relations agency. E-mail: Web site:

Darya Alexander, LA 91, graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in May 1999 and is now a general surgery resident at Providence Hospital, in Southfield, Mich. "I am surviving residency so far and enjoying Detroit." E-mail:

Blake Kassel, LA 91, married Lauren Gottlieb, FA 90, on Feb. 26, 2000. They live in Manhattan, where Blake is vice president of an institutional trading firm and Lauren is the senior art director of an Internet company. Blake also is the founder and CEO of Bodylastics, which manufactures a light-weight, portable fitness product that can be seen at

Candace Kenyon Dove, PT 91, was married on March 11, 2000, "and I am 'mom' to two wonderful children, 9 and 15, and currently not working as a physical therapist," she writes.

Rhona (Seidman) Fromm, BU 91, and husband Lou have a daughter, Jamie Madelyn, born Jan. 11, 2000; she joins brother Jordan, 2. They live in Blue Bell, Pa., where Rhona is a self-employed human resources consultant.

Michael Gehm, EN 91, spent the years after graduation working for an engineering firm; in 1995, he began a Ph.D. program in atomic physics at Duke University. He should complete his degree in the next year. Michael married Wendy McDonald in 1998; they live in Durham, N.C., and both are graduate students at Duke.

Bari (Maskell) Pech, LA 91, and husband Jeff have triplets, Gabrielle Ava, Andi Cate, and Ryan Cole, born Nov. 3, 1999. They live in Woodbury, N.Y., where Bari is an attorney. E-mail:

Beth Wax, SW 91, married Joshua Grodzin on July 4, 1999. They live in Chicago. After five years as a school social worker in early childhood special education, Beth is now pursuing her dream of teaching Israeli dance. She teaches children at the Solomon Schechter Day Schools, and she teaches people of all ages at parties, synagogues, religious schools, camps, and public schools in the Chicago metropolitan area. E-mail:

James Zimbelmann, PT 91, and Therese Zimbelmann, PT 91, had a third child, Kaylee Anne, born Dec. 5, 1999. They live in Lisle, Ill.

Jen (Glubka) Ayers, LA 92, and Graham Ayers, LA 92, and their new rock band, Honey Tongue, began a summer East Coast tour originating in New York City in July 2000. Tour stops included Philadelphia, Boston, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. Web site:

Patrick J. Ennis, LW 92, joined the Bloomfield Hills law firm Dawda, Mann, Mulcahy & Sadler, PLC, as an associate. He was with the law firm Columbo & Columbo, PC, and concentrates in the area of real estate and business law.

Thomas J. Palazzolo, LW 92, was elected a member of Husch & Eppenberger, LLC, in January 2000.

Alexis Waldman, LA 92, married David Brochu Feb. 19, 2000, at their New Hampshire condominium. Their primary residence is in Providence, R.I., where Alexis has been part of a graphic design firm that has won regional, national, and international awards for the past six years. The couple is planning a fund-raising "ride to the ends of the earth" (510 miles in six days in Alaska) to help raise money for AIDS research.

Shubhangi Deoras-Gaonkar, LA 93, married Tushar Gaonkar in November 1996; Tushar practices family medicine in Chicago. This year, Shubhangi started working for the American Bar Association at its Chicago office. She received her J.D. from Boston University in 1996.

Heather Garrett, FA 93, married Randy Niemann in September 1998, in Atlanta. She is creative director with AnyDevice, "a wireless ASP, allowing companies to reach customers and/or work force through multiple devices such as phones, palm devices, pagers, etc. I've been in the Web design and development field since 1996. Prior to joining AnyDevice, I was the director of Web marketing and webmaster of Ptek Holdings, Inc. Hope all is well at the School of Art!"

Michelle Goldstein, LA 93, left for Osaka, Japan, after graduation and spent a year working for the Japanese government. She is now a corporate/litigation attorney in the Washington, D.C., area at Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram, PC. E-mail:

Laura Harrison Klumb, LW 93, has a daughter, Madeline Kate Klumb, born May 12, 2000.

Prasan Lohia, EN 93, LA 93, GB 93, and wife Meghna have a daughter, Anuja, born Feb. 28, 2000; she joins brother Abhiroop, 5. They live in Calcutta, India.

Leilani Paras, LA 93, married Matthew Hill, LA 93, MD 00, GR 00, on March 4, 2000, in Graham Chapel. They live in Columbia, Mo., where Leilani is finishing medical school at the University of Missouri and Matthew is a resident in internal medicine. They plan to move to Chicago in June 2001.

Tana Senn, LA 93, is working on the campaign of cousin Deborah Senn, who is running for U.S. Senate from the State of Washington. Husband Kevin Flaherty, BU 93, is working for in Seattle.

Martha E. Shaw, LA 93, married Scott M. Dudek, LA 92, on Oct. 2, 1999, in the Catholic Student Center at Washington U. The reception was held at Whittemore House. They live in Houston.

Carrie Sloan, LA 93, married Douglas Edward Norry on March 18, 2000, in Greensboro, N.C. Carrie and Doug are both teachers in Cincinnati.

Lisa Vandermeer, PT 93, specializes in women's health and works in the field two days a week. Lisa and husband Curt have a daughter, Anna Marie, born in November 1998; they are expecting their second child.

Craig Bricker, EN 94, GB 94, married Stephanie Hoss, GR 95, on May 30, 1998, in Sayville, N.Y. In June 1999, they moved to New York City, where Craig joined Goldman, Sachs & Co. after five years in St. Louis with Procter & Gamble. Stephanie is teaching Spanish at a private high school for girls on the Upper East Side. E-mail: or

Jeff Doyle, EN 94, GB 98, married Carrie Woods, LA 98, GB 98, in June 1998. They live in Chicago, where both work for Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. Carrie is manager of investor relations, and Jeff is a manager in the corporate procurement office.

Scott F. Hall, GF 94, is a tenure-track assistant professor of computer animation in the visual arts department of the University of Central Florida, in Orlando. He was previously an assistant professor at Alfred State College, in Alfred, N.Y., and at Cogswell College, in Sunnyvale, Calif.

Jason Kane, LA 94, co-authored an article published in the February 2000 issue of the Neurourology and Urodynamics medical journal. Titled "Effects of Pudendal Nerve Injury in the Female Rat," the study determined whether an animal model could be used for further investigation of neural injury as a cause of urinary incontinence in women. Results showed that such a model can be used and may provide a tool for future strategies aimed at prevention and treatment of this disorder. Kane is currently training in the pediatric residency program at Riley Hospital for Children and the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis.

Sheroo Mukhtiar, SW 94, married Azher Kantawala on Jan. 27, 2000, in Bombay, India. They live in Tallahassee, Fla. E-mail:

Jacquelyn S. Nieboer, OT 94, is a software developer and programmer with Comprehensive Software Systems. She lives in Denver.

Stephen Zolin, FA 94, is creator of the permanent installation "Hoppy Hour," featured at the Second Street Brewery in Santa Fe, N.M. He is also engaged to Gael Hines; they plan a Memorial Day weekend wedding in 2001. He also has been a preparator at the Gerald Peters Gallery in Santa Fe for two years.

Chithra Ambalam, LA 95, graduated from Northwestern Dental School in April 2000. She gave the graduation speech for her class, which preceded the speech of David Satcher, the U.S. surgeon general. She plans to practice on the East Coast. E-mail:

Nilesh Jain, EN 95, has a daughter, Lakshya, born on July 4, 1999. Nilesh is a technical product manager for Torex Health, Ltd., in England.

Daniel Scolnick, LA 95, received a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Pennsylvania, where he will be doing post-doctoral work in neurobiology.

Mark Stanley, PT 95, has two sons: Marek, 2, and Seth, 1. He lives in Grapevine, Texas, and works in home health care.

Raina Winfrey, LA 95, graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine in June 2000 and began residency in family medicine at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News, Va., in July. E-mail:

Karen (Taylor) Zappa, GB 95, SI 95, relocated to her hometown of Bloomington/Normal, Ill., and is a solutions analyst at AFNI. She married Mark Zappa on April 15, 2000. E-mail:

Sallie Bledig, OT 96, married Jim Ash in February 2000. They live in St. Louis.

Megan Foster, LA 96, married Frank Campbell II on July 15, 2000. She is in the Ph.D. program in the Department of Art History at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, "pursuing my interests in medieval art."

Amy Goldfarb, LA 96, and Andy Forman, LA 95, are engaged and planning a summer 2001 wedding in Philadelphia.

Scott Kilberg, LA 96, graduated from the School of Podiatric Medicine at Barry University, in Miami, and he is beginning a three-year residency in foot and ankle surgery in Detroit.

Ramona Mehta, LA 96, writes, "Hi, Class of 1996! I finished medical school in Cincinnati in 1999 and am now in my second year of residency in internal medicine at the University of Cincinnati. More exciting, however, is that I recently have gotten engaged and am planning for the wedding."

Michael Mitchell, BU 96, married Victoria Ruth, BU 99, on May 28, 2000, in Graham Chapel.

Jennifer Stern, SW 96, is program director for the Alzheimer's Unit at the Star of David Nursing Center. She lives in Newton, Mass.

Genevieve (Richards) Stevens, LA 96, and Paul Stevens, LA 95, have a son, Bryan Richard, born March 18, 2000. They live in Kennesaw, Ga. Genevieve is "enjoying some time off to be a full-time mom," and Paul works as a consultant at Hewitt Associates and has helped coach the Marist War Eagle High School volleyball team to three consecutive state championships and a 196-21 overall record. E-mail:

Chris Helmers, BU 97, accepted a job with John Deere & Co. Chris and wife Sandy Helmers, GB 97, have "settled into a beautiful home in a small town outside the Quad Cities. Give us a call if you're ever in the area!"

Leona Ketterl, AR 97, is a project architect with OWP&P, in Chicago. "I just purchased my first home—a one-bedroom condo within walking distance of the lake."

Erin Orzel, LA 97, finished her master's degree in Latin and continues to teach and attend classes at the University of California, Berkeley. "In addition, my domestic partner of two years and I are currently co-parenting her 6-year-old son."

Greg Aycock, LW 98, is with the Baton Rouge, La., law firm of O'Neal Walsh & Associates. He is running the 2001 Walt Disney World Marathon to increase awareness and raise research funds for the National Neurofibromatosis Foundation. If you are interested in sponsoring him, send e-mail:

Zvezda Chan, EN 98, married Daniel VanPelt, EN 97, on Sept. 4, 1999, in Wheeling, W.Va. They moved to the Washington, D.C., area, "and we like it a lot." Dan works for Gorove/Slade Associates, a transportation engineering consulting firm. Zvezda is assistant project manager for the construction services division of Charles E. Smith, a property management and construction firm.

John Eash, GB 98, writes, "It's always great to hear from fellow EM3 class I graduates! The B Team continues to meet monthly for lunch or a social function at the ballpark (thanks, Dave!)."

Sarah Hardy, LA 98, will begin a doctoral program in clinical psychology in the fall at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. E-mail:

Leah Himmelberg, PT 98, married Shazzie Naseem on Aug. 7, 1999. She lives in Indiana and works in an outpatient clinic.

William F. Ikerd, EN 98, SI 98, married wife Brenda on May 29, 1999, and reports that they are "both very happy."

Kelly Koenig, LW 98, married Dan Levi, LW 98, in October 1999 in New Jersey. Kelly teaches at Pace University School of Law. Dan is a litigation associate at Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison. They live in New York City.

Laura B. Lozano, LA 98, is studying toward a master of science degree in public health (epidemiology) in Madrid, Spain.

Jan D. Rogers, GB 98, was promoted in 1999 to director, regulatory matters, for SBC Communications' operator services, a 12-state responsibility. Jan relocated to Dallas in December 1997.

Robert S. Winer, BU 98, has accepted a position with First Union Securities, Inc., in the diversified manufacturing corporate finance group, in Charlotte, N.C.

Paul Melsness, PT 99, writes, "If anyone is interested in ordering a Class of '99 video, please e-mail me:"

Heather Olesh, LA 99, and Eric Jagner, BU 99, plan a September 2000 wedding in Graham Chapel. Eric is a business analyst at Deloitte Consulting, and Heather is an analyst with Andersen Consulting; they both live in Kansas City, Kan.


Megan Cavanaugh, LA 00, is pursuing a master's degree in architecture at Ohio State University.


Ruth Buckland, LA 20; 12/99.
Theodore A. Behrens, DE 23; 5/00.
Hazel S. Loewenwarter, LA 23; 4/00.
Alice W. Roth, LA 24; 3/00.
Franz Arzt, MD 26; 5/00.
Raymond J. Bersche, LA 25; 2/00.
John J. Forester, BU 25; 3/00.
Adele (Koch) Likes, LA 25; 3/00.
Helen (Lehbrink) Stoever, LA 25; 11/98.
Emma A. (Miller) Walker, NU 25; 5/00.
Florence (Skinner) Farrow, LA 26, GR 27; 2/99.
Leona R. Doherty, LA 27, SW 36; 7/99.
Rebecca (Webb) Voyles, AR 27; 4/98.
June P. Cole, LA 28; 2/99.
Eugene W. Lohman, EN 28; 3/00.
John S. Moats, EN 28; 7/98.


Elizabeth C. (Sauer) Doble, LA 30; 3/00.
Jeanette (Wesseling) Hoppe, LA 30; 4/00.
Robert R. Jacobsmeyer, EN 30; 2/99.
William Berman, LA 31, MD 35; 6/00.
Eleanor (Bramon) Mills, LA 31; 2/00.
Catheryn M. Purnell, LA 31, GR 32; 8/99.
Jane Fleeman Slaughter, LA 31; 4/00.
Richard A. Sutter, MD 35; 11/99.
Elizabeth (Quermann) Conrades, LA 32; 12/99.
Sidney E. Langsam, LW 32; 2/00.
George H. Stimson, EN 32; 10/99.
J. Yandell Johnson, AR 33, GA 34; 2/00.
Malcolm H. Jones, EN 33; 6/99.
Erna (Suedekum) Nash, GR 33; 5/00.
John A. Bowers, MD 34; 4/00.
Edmonia (Cleveland) Dillon, SW 34; 1/00.
Proctor W. Dodson, LA 34; 10/99.
David Merrick, LA 34; 4/00.
Lewis A. Sigler, LW 34, GR 34; 2/00.
Laverne (Keith) Singer, NU 34; 10/99.
Stokely Westcott, LA 34; 6/00.
Charlotte (Spector) Harris, LA 35, GR 40; 5/99.
Elizabeth Nancy (Dunn) Johnson, LA 35; 4/00.
Carolyn D. Keck, LA 35, GR 37; 8/98.
Edna (Sanders) Elmers, NU 36; 6/00.
Theodore Gitt, BU 36, 5/99.
Mary A. Gross, NU 36; 10/99.
Helen (Grosby) Langsam, SW 36; 9/99.
Verbeth A. (Boenecke) Paxton, LA 36; 4/99.
Frederick R. Pitts, BU 36; 12/99.
Josephine Prall, UC 36; 1/00.
Charles A. Becker II, BU 37; 4/00.
Thelma Estelle (Stevens) Best, SW 37; 12/99.
John B. Becker, AR 38; 5/00.
Gordon K. Dudley, GR 38; 3/00.
Charlotte Marie Hagemann, LA 38; 11/98.
Ruth P. James, GR 38; 6/00.
Charles S. Leutwiler, BU 38; 3/00.
Walter W. Mieher, EN 38; 12/99.
Mildred Alice (Willeford) Stoecker, NU 38; 4/00.
Robert R. Welborn, LW 38; 11/98.
Harold E. Goldberg, LA 39, LW 39; 3/00.
Paul A. Wilhelm, AR 39, GR 40; 2/00.


Lester P. Ackerman, Jr., LA 42; 3/00.
Adeline S. Boyd, LA 42; 2/98.
Louise Chubb, GB 43; 1/00.
Iris F. Guenther, GR 43; 4/00.
Maury C. (White) Holt, UC 43; 10/98.
Jack W. Mueller, BU 43; 3/00.
Arthur G. Sartorius, Jr., LA 43, MD 48; 3/00.
Margaret C. Shiozawa, LW 43; 4/00.
Carlton G. Watkins, MD 43; 5/00.
Henry I. Meyer, EN 44; 1/00.
Maxwell D. Bentley, MD 45; 10/99.
Barbara S. Shier, MD 45; 12/99.
Nelda Ilene (Brill) Thoburn, NU 46; 2/99.
John F. Oberwinder, Jr., LA 46; 3/00.
Elizabeth L. (Smith) Biggins, FA 47; 5/00.
William Holmes Cook, LW 47, 5/99.
Louis D. Kacalieff, MD 47; 4/00.
Joseph M. Montague, BU 47; 5/00.
James K. Conn, Jr., MD 48; 6/98.
Edward W. Deppe, UC 48; 6/00.
Beulah Reiman Hausafus, NU 48; 4/00.
Alan M. Millner, BU 48; 9/99.
Erwin A. Schulte, BU 48; 5/99.
Sydney E. Jaynes, GD 49; 1/00.
Leroy J. Jesse, LA 49; 4/00.
Harold G. Kaiser, GR 49; 4/00.
Carl O. Kamp, Jr., BU 51; 4/00.
H. Robert Larkin, LW 49; 4/00.
Robert S. Platt, Jr., LA 49; 3/00.
Newton H. Reid, MD 50; 4/00.
Harry J. Stussie, LW 49; 3/00.
Joseph Thaller, LA 49; 10/99.


Donald C. Donaldson, Jr., AR 50; 7/99.
Henry George, LA 50; 4/00.
J. Edward Kennedy, UC 50; 1/00.
Toshio Makino, AR 50; 8/99.
Wallace J. Sheets, LA 50, LW 52; 4/00.
Winnie J. Bridgeman, SW 51, GR 60, GR 64; 1/00.
Pauline (Brown) Campbell, UC 51, GR 58; 3/00.
A. Leavitt Crowell, EN 51; 2/00.
Dale J. Meyer, BU 51; 4/00.
Frederick D. Weber, BU 51; 6/00.
S. Douglas Arakawa, LA 52, DE 56; 3/99.
Armand R. Iaccheo, UC 52; 5/00.
Michael A. Kasky, GR 52; 7/98.
Carl V. Mueller, LA 52, GR 54; 4/00.
Charles D. Ottensmeyer, LA 52, MD 54; 5/00.
Jack D. Woodrum, MD 52; 1/00.
Theodore L. Young, BU 52; 1/00.
Henry D. Green, MD 53; 6/99.
Murdoch R. Mckeithen, MD 53; 3/00.
Clementine (Perkins) Smith, GR 53; 1/00.
Harold L. Bay, LA 54; 1/00.
George K. Crichton, Jr., LW 54; 4/00.
Charles E. Gerber, EN 54, SI 57; 4/00.
Fern Elizabeth (Smith) Steffen, NU 54, NU 55; 4/00.
Fred W. Cates, Jr., LA 55; 11/98.
Mildred Gordon, LA 55; 5/00.
Lee G. Sommer, UC 55; 4/00.
Alberta S. Kalish, UC 56; 5/00.
Gerhard P. Lang, GR 56; 6/00.
Roy Worthen, MD 56; 6/00.
William J. Edwards, Jr., UC 57; 4/00.
Marian F. (Brown) Ferguson, LA 57; 4/00.
Larry A. Swaney, UC 57; 6/00.
M. Thomas Jones, LA 58, GR 61; 1/00.
Earl J. Stover, UC 59; 2/00.


Luella P. Schmidt, UC 60; 3/00.
Richard R. Weeks, GB 60, GB 66; 6/99.
Robert A. Tamarkin, UC 61; 4/00.
Alvin A. Boes, UC 63; 5/00.
Robert A. Heilig, DE 63; 5/00.
Robert L. Murray, UC 63; 10/98.
S. Noble Robinson, SI 63; 4/00.
John E. Blake, GR 64; 4/00.
Alisa Missyorik, SW 65; 3/00.
Luella Fern (Lefler) Nail, UC 65; 2/00.
Louis T. Schulte, EN 65; 5/00.
Jesse M. Ward, UC 65, UC 70; 3/00.
Karl D. Wienand, GR 66; 7/99.
M. Kathryn Burgess, OT 67; 3/00.
Warren P. Elmer, Jr., GR 68; 1/00.
Michael S. Weissman, LA 68; 9/98.


James O. Billups, SW 70; 11/99.
Nancy Lowe Hillard, GR 71; 2/00.
Marilyn J. Phillips, UC 71; 6/00.
Susan (Riley) Snider, GR 71; 3/00.
James C. Bauer, SW 72; 10/99.
William G. D'Arcy, GR 72; 12/99.
Jerry M. Drewry, LW 72; 10/99.
Jim E. Bushmiaer, HA 73; 8/99.
Robert J. Scheff, MD 74; 5/00.
William Iby Webster, GB 76; 3/00.


Ann Gault Spiller, SW 80; 4/00.
Earl R. Glass, TI 81; 5/00.


Jesse Nathan Abramowitz, LA 99; 5/00.
Katie Marie Burmeister, LA 99; 12/99.

William G. D'Arcy

William G. D'Arcy, Ph.D. '72, a research botanist at the Missouri Botanical Garden for 30 years, died December 16, 1999. He was 68. D'Arcy retired as a senior curator for the Missouri Botanical Garden, where he specialized in the study of Solanaceae, the potato family. He also did extensive work on the classification of other tropical plant families. D'Arcy participated in several collecting expeditions to tropical regions in Central and South America, Madagascar, and Asia, and he was the author of numerous scientific articles and books.

D'Arcy was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and later earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Edmonton. Although he had studied economics, D'Arcy's interest in plants developed while he was living in the British Virgin Islands.

Morris Davidson

Morris Davidson, a practicing physician for 50 years and a professor emeritus of otolaryngology at the Washington University School of Medicine, died of cardiac arrest on April 20, 2000, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He was 85.

Davidson was born in Milwaukee and raised in Elkhart, Indiana. He received a medical degree from Indiana University in 1938 and was an otolaryngology resident at Barnes Hospital. He became a clinical otolaryngology instructor at the medical school in 1948.

Davidson served in the U.S. Air Force as a physician and was assigned to Labrador, Hawaii, and the South Pacific. He also served at what is now Scott Air Force Base. Davidson aided in the evacuation of wounded soldiers in five invasions in the Pacific. He also witnessed the surrender of the Japanese aboard the battleship Missouri.

Davidson is survived by his wife of 57 years, Louise; a son, Richard Davidson of St. Louis; three daughters, Susan Davidson, Elizabeth Davidson, and Sallie Bieber, all of St. Louis; and five grandchildren.

Andrew D. Dimarogonas

Andrew D. Dimarogonas, the William Palm Professor of Mechanical Design, died of cancer on April 23, 2000. He was 61.

Dimarogonas came to Washington University in 1986 as head of the mechanical design program in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Before coming to the University, he had been an engineering professor and administrator at the University of Patras in Greece from 1974 to 1982. He also served as associate professor of mechanical engineering from 1972 to 1974 at Lehigh University, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. In addition, Dimarogonas spent 10 years in industry.

Dimarogonas was a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and of the Society of Design and Process Science. He authored more than 13 books and more than 150 research papers, and he held six patents.

Although he was a native of Greece, Dimarogonas became a U.S. citizen. He was renowned for his substantial expertise in computer-aided design, computational mechanics, vibrations, rotor dynamics, structural reliability, and fracture mechanics.

Dimarogonas is survived by his wife, Catherine; two sons, James and Peter; two sisters, Koula Dimarogonas and Panayota Saridis; three brothers, Petros, Vasos, and Michalis; and two grandchildren.

David S. Finbloom

David S. Finbloom, A.B. '70, died of complications from a brain tumor on March 5, 1999.

Finbloom grew up in University City and earned his bachelor's degree in biology from Washington University in 1970. He served an internship and residency at Jewish Hospital of St. Louis from 1974 to 1977, and he began working for the National Institute of Arthritis (NIA) of the National Institutes of Health, where he held various training and professional positions and studied the interferon receptor. Since 1988, Finbloom served as a captain at the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), where he was former director of the Division of Cytokine Biology. Finbloom also served at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and was a professor of medicine at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences.

The author of more than 100 articles, Finbloom was internationally recognized for his research into the mechanism of interferon and cytokine signaling. He was the recipient of numerous awards and honors in recognition of his scientific achievements, including the Societˇ Fran¨aise de Rhumatologie Prize (1981), the William R. Felts Award for Excellence in Rheumatology Research Publications (1994), the CBER Director's Targeted Research Award (1994), and the FDA Outstanding Scientist of the Year Award (1994).

Finbloom is survived by his wife of 24 years, Thera Ehrenthal Finbloom; two sons, Aaron and Joel; his parents, Sam and Shirley Finbloom; a brother, Neil Finbloom; a sister, Michele Dinman; and his mother-in-law, Adele Ehrenthal.

Henry George

Henry George, A.B. '50, retired senior vice president of Hughes Advertising, Inc., and free-lance writer and radio writer, died of complications from heart disease on April 18, 2000. He was 73.

George served for almost two decades as a member of Washington University's Public Relations Council.

He retired from Hughes Advertising Company in 1992. Earlier he served as president of George, Gibbs, Hammerman, and Myers Advertising, and he was a partner of George-Savan Advertising.

He was known for his humorous radio commercials and was recognized with a national ADDY award and twice chosen as copywriter of the year by the Ninth District of the American Advertising Federation.

George was born and raised in St. Louis. He served in the Navy during World War II and in the Korean conflict.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Lois George; two daughters, Alison George of Glendale, Missouri, and Darcy Giessenbier of Crestwood, Missouri; a sister, Dorothy Fischer of Plano, Texas; a stepbrother, Robert Soell of south St. Louis County; and a grandson.

Nancy J. Hillard

Nancy J. Hillard, Ph.D. '71, a retired psychologist, died of cancer on February 29, 2000, at her home in Caledonia, Missouri. She was 71.

Hillard grew up in University City and later taught English literature at Clayton High School. She graduated from the University of Chicago and received a doctorate in clinical psychology at Washington University.

Hillard ran a private psychology practice in St. Louis, specializing in children. She was co-author of A Grief Out of Season, a book about the effects of divorce on grown children.

Hillard is survived by two daughters, Kathy A. Lowe of LaJoya, New Mexico, and Terry E. Lowe of Caledonia; a son, Jeffrey J. Lowe of Clayton, Missouri; a brother, Neil Oxenhandler of Sarasota Springs, Florida; and four grandchildren.

Bernetta Jackson

Bernetta Jackson, professor emerita of English and of education, both in Arts & Sciences, died April 6, 2000. She was 86.

Jackson joined the University in 1956 as a lecturer in English. She was promoted to assistant professor in 1967 and then was appointed as associate professor in English and in education in 1974. Jackson was named a full professor in both departments in 1980 and then received emerita status upon retiring in 1981. She continued to teach English through 1992, despite her formal retirement. She co-authored the College English Reference Handbook, which was published during her time at the University.

Jackson was born in O'Fallon Township in 1913 and educated in a one-room schoolhouse. She earned a bachelor's degree from McKendree College in 1933 and attained the highest grade point average ever achieved by a student at McKendree. Jackson earned a master's degree in 1949 from the University of Illinois.

Jackson's husband, Stonewall "Jack" Jackson, died in 1977.

M. Thomas Jones

M. Thomas Jones, A.B. '58 and Ph.D. '61, a former professor and administrator at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, died of cancer on January 14, 2000. He was 63.

Jones taught chemistry at UM-St. Louis from 1969 to 1990. He also served in several administrative positions, including associate dean and acting dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, interim associate vice chancellor for academic affairs, and deputy to the chancellor.

Jones also founded the Center for Molecular Electronics and aided in designing the university's research building, which was completed in 1988. In 1990, he left St. Louis to become deputy to the president at the University of Houston. He went on to hold other administrative posts at Kent State University and was a visiting professor at the University of Sheffield in England and the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Jones; a son, Jonathan Jones of St. Louis; a daughter, Jennifer Jones of Redwood City, California; his parents, Margaret and Thomas Jones of Mexico, Missouri; and a sister, Janice Green of Springfield, Virginia.

Drew W. Luten, Jr.

Drew W. Luten, Jr., A.B. '42, J.D. '47, retired St. Louis County circuit judge, died February 18, 2000, after a long illness. He was 80.

Luten was born in Chicago and raised in Clayton, Missouri. While attending Washington University, he was president of the Student Senate.

He entered military service in 1943 and served three years in infantry. He was awarded a Purple Heart for injuries he sustained and a Silver Star for gallantry in action. He is said to have considered the rest of his life a bonus after being shot at close range by a Japanese sniper on April Fool's Day in 1945.

While in private law practice in 1961, Luten was appointed by Missouri Gov. John M. Dalton to one of two new judgeships in the 21st Judicial Circuit. He was again elected in 1962 and 1968. He was retained in office by the Non-Partisan Court Plan in 1974 and 1980, and he retired in 1986 to devote time to arbitration and mediation work.

He was active in the St. Louis community and was an elder in the Central Presbyterian Church and a member of the Clayton Rotary Club. He also owned and managed farms in Kentucky and southeast Missouri.

Luten is survived by his wife of 46 years, Alice Luten; two sons, Drew and Samuel; a sister, Sarah; and five grandchildren.

David Merrick

David Merrick, LA '34, one of Broadway's most successful producers, died in his sleep on April 26, 2000. He was 88.

Merrick ruled New York theater in Broadway's "golden age" after World War II. He produced countless memorable hits, including Oliver!; Hello Dolly!; 42nd Street; Gypsy; Carnival; Fanny; Look Back in Anger; Beckett; Irma La Douce; A Taste of Honey; Stop the World—I Want to Get Off; Cactus Flower; Philadelphia, Here I Come; Forty Carats; I Do! I Do!; and Promises, Promises. He produced more than 80 plays and musicals.

Merrick's talent in creating Broadway hits was matched only by his ability to attract publicity for his shows. Merrick believed that any publicity was good for the box office. He once placed a monkey at the wheel of a taxicab in London with a sign on the side proclaiming, "I am driving my master to see The Matchmaker." The crowds neither realized nor cared that a driver in the back seat was controlling the car.

When Look Back in Anger showed signs of failure in the box office just four months after its release, its misfortunes were reversed when a distraught woman leapt from the audience and began attacking the misogynist star of the show. Headlines raged in newspapers for several weeks until Merrick admitted he had staged the attack by paying the out-of-work woman actor $250 to attack. However, the show was already on its way to success and another 15 months of running on Broadway.

Merrick was also tough on his critics, often attacking them to create headlines. He once got seven non-critics whose names matched prominent film critics and invited them to review his latest work, Subways Are for Sleeping. The next day he ran a full-page ad proclaiming his favorable imposters' endorsements. He avoided being sued by including a postage-stamp-sized picture of each critic with the article.

Merrick was born David Margulois in St. Louis on November 27, 1911. The youngest child of a hand-to-mouth salesman, Merrick had a turbulent childhood but proved a good student. He received a scholarship to attend Washington University, where he claimed to have won second prize in a playwriting contest also entered by Tennessee Williams.

He then attended Saint Louis University and studied law. There he met his first wife, Leonore Beck. It was Beck's moderate inheritance that allowed the couple to leave St. Louis for New York and begin his lengthy Broadway career.

In 1983 Merrick suffered a stroke, inhibiting his speech and movements as well as his professional pursuits.

He is survived by his sixth wife, Natalie; two daughters from previous marriages, Cecilia Anne of Mulica Hill, New Jersey, and Marguerite of New York.

Bernd Silver

Bernd Silver, associate professor emeritus of clinical ophthalmology and visual sciences at the Washington University School of Medicine, died after a long illness on May 4, 2000. He was 68.

Silver was in private practice, specializing in ophthalmic plastic surgery, from 1965 until his retirement in 1997. He also was an accomplished photographer and violinist.

Silver was born in Essen, Germany; he fled the Nazis and came to the United States with his parents in 1939.

He is survived by his wife, Sylvia Raskas Kalachek Silver; two daughters, Sharon Silver of Cincinnati and Naomi Silver Stein of University City, Missouri; a son, Jeffrey Silver of Chicago; a stepdaughter, Jennifer Silverman, and a stepson, Joshua Kalachek, both of University City, Missouri; and six grandchildren.

Franz U. Steinberg

Franz U. Steinberg, a pioneer physician in rehabilitation and geriatric medicine, died February 7, 2000, after suffering a heart attack. He was 86.

Steinberg was a highly visible leader in the St. Louis medical community for more than 60 years. He was recognized for his contributions by many local groups, including the St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society, the Metropolitan Hospital Association of Greater St. Louis, and the St. Louis chapter of the American Heart Association. He was awarded the Distinguished Clinician Award by the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in 1993 for his professional commitment.

Born in Breslau, Germany, Steinberg earned his medical degree from the University of Berne, in Berne, Switzerland. He came to St. Louis in 1938 to work at what is now Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He was appointed to the staff in 1945, and later served as a director of resident training in physical medicine and rehabilitation. He went on to become professor of clinical medicine at Washington University School of Medicine.

Steinberg is survived by his wife, Lisl Reinemund Steinberg; two sons, Thomas Steinberg of Elmhurst, Illinois, and Andrew J. Steinberg of Amherst, Massachusetts; a brother, Michael Steinberg of Edina, Minnesota; and two grandchildren.


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