Obituaries


The ASME News Obituaries section is a monthly listing of ASME members who have recently passed away. If you would like to report the passing of a family member or friend who was an ASME member, please contact the ASME Membership department at membership@asme.org.

 

December 2018 Obituaries

Baumberger, John (1927-2018), Endicott, NY. Southern Tier Section. Member 1964.

Davis, Timothy (1959-2018), Valhermoso Springs, AL. North Alabama Section. Member 2006.

Klopp, John W. (1930-2018), Harleysville, PA. Philadelphia Section. Member 1961.

Meyer, Clement (1944-2018), Glenwood Springs, CO. Colorado Section. Affiliate 1994.

Smith, Jerry D. (1946-2017), Fulshear, TX. South Texas Section. Member 1971.

Wagoner, Charles C. (1927-2018), Saluda, NC. Atlanta Section. Member 1955.

November 2018 Obituaries

Anderson, David M. (1936-2018), Lancaster, MA. Worcester Section. Member 1964.

Banker, Ed (1944-2018), Houston, TX. South Texas Section. Member 1998.

Berman, Howard W. (1923-2018), Rochester, NY. Rochester Section. Member 1949.

Cummings, Edward S., Jr. (1928-2018), Charlotte, NC. Piedmont-Carolina Section. Member 1949.

De Stephen, Albert M. (1920-2017), New Concord, OH. Central Ohio Section. Member 1957.

Diteresa, Matthew J. (1939-2018), Houston, TX. Northwest Houston Subsection. Affiliate Member 1984.

Dunayevich Daly, Francisco (1994-2017), Buenos Aires, Argentina. Argentina Section. Student Member 2017.

Erdtmann, George R. (1936-2018), Bolivia, NC. Coastal Carolina Section. Member 1993.

Gross, Joseph F. (1932-2018), Tucson, AZ. Arizona Section. Member 1959.

Hatheway, Alson E. (1935-2018), Pasadena, CA. Los Angeles Section. Member 1970.

Holmquist, Eric A. (1931-2018), Briarcliff Manor, NY. Westchester County Section. Member 1957.

Iwao, Ronald T. (1937-2017), Honolulu, HI. Hawaii Section. Member 1959.

Jackson, Harry F. (1929-2018), Apex, NC. East North Carolina Section. Member 1969.

Jaye, Larry M. (1950-2018), South Easton, MA. Boston Section. Member 1974.

Johnston, James H. (1928-2018), Rehoboth, MA. Boston Section. Member 1965.

Junkhan, George H. (1929-2018), Ames, IA. Central Iowa Section. Member 1965.

Kahre, Kenneth C. (1929-2018), Maryland Heights, MO. St. Louis Section. Member 1955.

Knight, Thomas O. (1951-2018), St. Louis, MO. St. Louis Section. Member 1987.

Krosse, John W. (1921-2017), Massillon, OH. Canton-Alliance-Massillon Section. Member 1947.

Kuchinsky, Joseph R. (1945-2018), Baltimore, MD. Baltimore Section. Member 1973.

Meyer, Frank L. (1941-2018), Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Southern Alberta Section. Member 1966.

Neely, Clyde (1928-2018), Charleston, WV. West Virginia Section. Fellow 1951.

Nelson, Norman W. (1931-2017), Chester, NJ. North Jersey Section. Member 1989.

Ramser, Robert A. (1930-2018), New Kensington, PA. Pittsburgh Section. Member 1952.

Richters, Walter H. (1923-2017), Evanston, IL. Chicago Section. Member 1947.

Rohr, Peter H. (1924-2018), Hilton Head Island, SC. Savannah Section. Member 1963.

Stephan, Frederick P. (1927-2017), Quincy, IL. St. Louis Section. Member 1950.

Stevenson, Daniel H. (1931-2018), Tucson, AZ. Arizona Section. Member 1953.

Stone, Paul L. (1919-2018), Meadowbrook, PA. Philadelphia Section. Member 1941.

October 2018 Obituaries

Anderson, Robert C. (1926-2018), Pearland, TX. Texas Gulf Coast Group. Member 1961.

Banks, John (1948-2018), Catonsville, MD. Baltimore Section. Member 2017.

Beltle, William O., Jr. (1916-2018), Louisville, KY. Louisville Section. Member 1943.

Biro, Stephen (1934-2018), Shaker Heights, OH. Cleveland Section. Member 1956.

Bloom, Joseph M. (1937-2018), Canton, OH. Canton-Alliance-Massillon Section. Fellow 1965.

Buckwalter, Robert M. (1921-2018), Carmichael, CA. Sacramento-Sierra Nevada Section. Member 1948.

Canfield, Dale K. (1933-2017), Chatham, NJ. North Jersey Section. Member 1955.

Carty, John Joseph (1930-2018), Nicholasville, KY. Bluegrass Section. Member 1987.

Chittenden, William A. (1927-2018), Oak Brook, IL. Fox Valley Section. Fellow 1955.

Emery, William R. (1937-2018), Pittsburgh, PA. Pittsburgh Section. Member 1961.

Flont, Daniel (1961-2018), Marietta, GA. Atlanta Section. Member 1996.

Gilmartin, Gary M. (1961-2018), Oak Ridge, TN. Oak Ridge Section. Member 2009.

Gruber, Jerome M. (1919-2018), Franklin Lakes, NJ. North Jersey Section. Fellow 1941.

Horton, Bradley B. (1937-2017), Houston, TX. South Texas Section. Member 1960.

Jackel, Henry E., Jr. (1929-2018), Kennewick, WA. Columbia Basin Section. Member 1958.

Johnson, Donald E. (1933-2018), Andover, MA. Boston Section. Member 1965.

Johnston, LeRoy, Jr. (1922-2018), Manhattan, KS. Kansas City Section. Member 1948.

Kaefer, Gene J. (1928-2017), Edmond, OK. Central Oklahoma Section. Member 1953.

Lea, Robert W. (1941-2018), Saint Augustine, FL. Northeast Florida Section. Member 1969.

Levine, Andrew S. (1941-2017), West Stockbridge, MA. Western Massachusetts Section. Member 1965.

Marie, Robert F. (1934-2018), Oak Bluffs, MA. Boston Section. Member 1956.

Mitman, Nelson B. (1933-2017), Cheektowaga, NY. Buffalo Section. Member 1956.

Murphey, Carey, Jr. (1930-2017), Houston, TX. South Texas Section. Member 1960.

Perrin, Roy A., Jr. (1940-2017), Metairie, LA. New Orleans Section. Member 1967.

Rossman, Herman (1930-2017), Owings Mills, MD. Baltimore Section. Member 1971.

Ruhe, Charles R. (1926-2017), Vero Beach, FL. Canaveral Section. Member 1950.

Ryan, Leo C. (1929-2018), Saint Paul, MN. Minnesota Section. Member 1957.

Salvage, John W. (1942-2018), Huntersville, NC. Piedmont-Carolina Section. Member 1980.

Schultz, Eric D. (1960-2018), Yuba City, CA. Sacramento-Sierra Nevada Section. Member 1984.

Sompayrac, Robert G. (1944-2017), Mesa, AZ. Arizona Section. Member 1967.

Steele, Ted W. (1943-2017), Chesterfield, VA. Central Virginia Section. Member 1965.

Sullivan, James F. (1926-2018), Dallas, TX. North Texas Section. Member 2005.

Tieleman, Henry W. (1933-2018), Riner, VA. Virginia Section. Member 1969.

Vierendeels, Jan (1968-2018), Ghent, Belgium. Belgium Section. Member 2013.

Vogel, John R. (1925-2018), Blue Bell, PA. Philadelphia Section. Member 1953.

Waltermire, Kent M. (1934-2018), Drake, CO. Centennial Section. Member 1957.

Wheeler, Elmer L. (1931-2017), Auburn, WA. Western Washington Section. Member 1957.

September 2018 Obituaries

Bandy, William J., Jr. (1939-2018), Akron, OH. Akron Section. Member 1966.

Cummings, Alva R. (1933-2018), Keyser, WV. Baltimore Section. Member 1959.

Hunt, John T. (1925-2018), Bethel Park, PA. Pittsburgh Section. Member 1950.

Kagan, Joseph J., Jr. (1933-2018), East Longmeadow, MA. Western Massachusetts Section. Member 1961.

Kerney, Peter J. (1940-2018), Arlington, MA. Boston Section. Member 1966.

Lomond, Perry D. (1964-2018), Houston, TX. Northwest Houston Subsection. Member 2000.

Madden, Jerome A., Jr. (1928-2017), Moorestown, NJ. Greater Trenton Section. Member 1964.

Markley, James L. (1938-2017), Houston, TX. Northwest Houston Subsection. Member 1960.

Ostrach, Simon (1923-2017), Pepper Pike, OH. Cleveland Section. Honorary Member/Fellow 1963.

Patterson, Donald E. (1925-2017), Plymouth, MN. Minnesota Section. Member 1953.

Terranova, Frank J. (1923-2018), Annapolis, MD. Baltimore Section. Member 1950.

Van Dyke, Martin, Jr. (1941-2018), Las Vegas, NV. Silver State Section. Member 1977.

Ware, James R. (1926-2018), Pasadena, TX. Apollo Subsection. Member 1948.

Whitney, Roger K. (1926-2017), Pocono Pines, PA. Anthracite-Lehigh Valley Section. Member 1950.

August 2018 Obituaries

Alpert, Leonard S. (1923-2018), Brownsville, TX. San Antonio Section. Member 1960.

Brackney, William M. (1935-2018), Baton Rouge, LA. Baton Rouge Section. Member 1958.

Carney, Edward J. (1920-2017), Fort Wayne, IN. St. Joseph Valley Section. Member 1955.

Cassin, Richard H. (1934-2018), Hampton, NH. Northern New England Section. Member 1957.

Colon, Frazier P. (1934-2018), Vineyard Haven, MA. Boston Section. Member 1956.

Darling, William M. (1919-2018), Torrance, CA. Los Angeles Section. Member 1941.

Davis, James E. (1950-2017), Nixa, MO. Kansas City Section. Member 1973.

Dillon, Willis D. (1929-2018), Chesterfield, MO. St. Louis Section. Member 1971.

Dodge, Lawrence E. (1944-2017), Portland, OR. Oregon Section. Member 1979.

Freads, Warren L. (1935-2018), Weslaco, TX. San Antonio Section. Member 1965.

Gadbois, Stuart E. (1934-2018), Salem, CT. New Haven Section. Member 1956.

Generous, David T. (1945-2018), Bradenton, FL. Florida Section. Member 1968.

Gorton, Robert (1931-2018), Leawood, KS. Kansas City Section. Fellow 1967.

Graf, David H. (1928-2018), Chalfont, PA. Greater Trenton Section. Member 1950.

Greenstein, Michael (1947-2017), Plainsboro, NJ. Mid Jersey Section. Member 1972.

Handschumacher, Richard A. (1920-2018), Punta Gorda, FL. Florida West Coast Section. Member 1957.

Hanzalek, Frederick J. (1924-2017), Suffield, CT. Hartford Section. Member 1947.

Jacobs, Christopher R. (1965-2018), New York, NY. Metropolitan Section. Member 1996.

Lequay, Aldwyn L. (1927-2018), Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. Trinidad and Tobago Section. Fellow 1988.

Linam, Richard Lee (1936-2017), Aledo, TX. West Texas Section. Member 1976.

Mount, Claude L. (1927-2018), Landsdale, PA. Philadelphia Section. Member 1952.

Oliver, John P. (1923-2018), Kaneohe, HI. Hawaii Section. Member 1948.

Phillips, Malcolm E., Jr. (1919-2017), Richmond, VA. Central Virginia Section. Member 1940.

Power, Robert B. (1930-2017), Charleston, WV. West Virginia Section. Member 1954.

Robertson, Richard B. (1920-2018), Gonzales, LA. Baton Rouge Section. Fellow 1955.

Saper, Martin L. (1916-2017), East Lansing, MI. Central Michigan Section. Member 1941.

Shaffer, Bernard W. (1924-2017), Pomona, NY. Metropolitan Section. Fellow 1944.

Stoerkel, Fred W. (1934-2018), Houston, TX. Northwest Houston Subsection. Member 1961.

Vumbaco, Joseph A. (1947-2018), Denver, CO. Colorado Section. Member 1974.

Walent, Norbert A. (1930-2018), Elmhurst, IL. Fox Valley Section. Member 1952.

July 2018 Obituaries

Brous, Chris J. (1919-2017), Farmington, CT. Hartford Section. Member 1947.

Cole, Richard B. (1937-2018), Springfield, NJ. Mid Jersey Section. Member 1963.

Coleman, Hugh W. (1946-2017), Huntsville, AL. North Alabama Section. Fellow 1978.

DeBoer, Frederick (1932-2018), East Orleans, MA. Boston Section. Member 1966.

Hickle, Bruce J. (1950-2017), Crystal River, FL. Florida Section. Member 1979.

Krueger, Roger C. (1939-2018), Austin, TX. Central Texas Section. Member 1963.

Litvin, Faydor L. (1914-2017), Skokie, IL. Skokie Valley Section. Fellow 1980.

Nakamura, Ray R. (1932-2018), San Jose, CA. Santa Clara Valley Section. Member 1960.

Paugh, James J., Jr. (1934-2017), Palmer, MA. Western Massachusetts Section. Member 1957.

Reynard, John M. (1929-2017), Worcester, MA. Worcester Section. Member 1957.

Rivir, Richard B. (1938-2018), Bellbrook, OH. Dayton Section. Fellow 1988.

Staub, Fred W. (1928-2018), Schenectady, NY. Hudson Mohawk Section. Fellow 1953.

Stec, Frederick J. (1924-2017), Palatine, IL. Chicago Section. Member 1950.

Williams, Benjamin R., Jr. (1923-2018), Webster Groves, MO. St. Louis Section. Member 1948.

June 2018 Obituaries

Basile, Frank (1924-2018), Houma, LA. New Orleans Section. Member 2006.

Bergmann, B. James (1928-2017), Trumbull, CT. Fairfield County Section. Member 1952.

Burns, Robert G. (1938-2017), Marshfield, MA. Boston Section. Member 1978.

Carofano, Don (1947-2018), Hemet, CA. California Inland Section. Member 1969.

Chin, Allen (1936-2017), New York, NY. Metropolitan Section. Member 1965.

Dizer, John T., Jr. (1921-2017), Utica, NY. Mohawk Valley Section. Fellow 1943.

Edwards, Charles E. (1928-2017), Saint Petersburg, FL. Florida West Coast Section. Member 1950.

Feinzig, David S. (1927-2017), Newton Center, MA. Boston Section. Member 1948.

Frost, George C. (1928-2017), South Glens Falls, NY. Hudson Mohawk Section. Member 1950.

Gehring, Douglas C. (1954-2018), Seminole, FL. Florida West Coast Section. Member 1985.

Greenstein, Michael (1947-2017), Plainsboro, NJ. Mid Jersey Section. Member 1972.

Gussack, Seymour I. (1923-2018), New Rochelle, NY. Westchester County Section. Member 1945.

Hart, Delmer L. (1930-2018), Olean, NY. Olean Section. Member 1981.

Henderson, Elwood R. (1935-2018), Longview, TX. North Texas Section. Member 1961.

Hull, William, Jr. (1936-2018), Simi Valley, CA. San Fernando Valley Section. Member 1958.

James, Clifford H. (1917-2018), Cocoa, FL. Canaveral Section. Member 1950.

Katsanis, Theodore (1925-2017), Ferndale, WA. Salish Sea Section. Member 1971.

Kilgus, Frederick (1929-2017), Gales Ferry, CT. New London Section. Member 1958.

Litzler, Thomas C. (1932-2018), Rocky River, OH. Cleveland Section. Member 1956.

Mazzone, Frank L. (1922-2017), Sonoma, CA. San Francisco Section. Member 1970.

McDonald, Thomas G. (1954-2017), Manassas, VA. Washington D.C. Section. Member 2008.

Page, Michael G. (1962-2018), Waxhaw, NC. Piedmont-Carolina Section. Member 1990.

Riddle, William V., II (1945-2018), Sugar Land, TX. South Texas Section. Member 1970.

Sarlitto, Raymond J. (1934-2017), Berlin, MD. Delaware Section. Member 1963.

Sheng, Augustine D. (1926-2018), Little Silver, NJ. Mid Jersey Section. Member 1954.

Smith, Leroy H., Jr. (1928-2018), Cincinnati, OH. Cincinnati Section. Fellow 1950.

Thompson, Jack E. (1939-2017), Auburn Hills, MI. Metro Detroit Section. Member 1963.

May 2018 Obituaries

Thomas M. Houlihan (1939-2018)
Thomas M. Houlihan

Thomas M. Houlihan (1939-2018)

ASME member Thomas M. Houlihan, Ph.D., a former chair of the ASME Management Division and an active member of the Environmental Engineering Division Executive Committee, passed away on April 25, 2018. He was 78.

Dr. Houlihan, who was a resident of Syracuse, N.Y., and Phoenix, Ariz., was a senior engineer with the Clean Fuels unit of the environmental technology company Alternative Petroleum Technologies (APT), where he had been employed since June 1998. Prior to joining APT, Houlihan had served as an ASME Federal Government Fellow in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy in 1993-1994 and as an engineering manager at Jonathan Corp. from 1979 to 1994. From 1969 to 1970, he was a professor at the U.S. Naval Academy and the Naval Postgraduate School. Houlihan also dedicated much of his time to supporting the work of the New Mexico United Spinal Cord Injury Association as well as to projects that would benefit the environment and members of the U.S. Armed Forces.

A member of ASME for nearly 50 years, Houlihan had been a committed volunteer for the Society. At the time of his passing, Houlihan was the treasurer and secretary of the Environmental Engineering Division and editor of the division’s Environmental Engineering Newsletter. He had previously served as chair of the Management Division in 2016-2017, vice chair of the Management Division from 2012-2016, chair of the Comstock Section of ASME in 2008, member of the Board on Government Relations from 1995 to 1997. He was the recipient of the ASME Dedicated Service Award in 2017.

Houlihan earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Manhattan College, where he graduated as valedictorian in 1961. He received a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Syracuse University in 1969.

  

Robert Jeffers (1942-2018
Robert Jeffers

Robert Jeffers (1942-2018)

ASME member Robert Jeffers, Ph.D., former member of the ASME Board of Governors and longtime ASME volunteer, passed away on April 30, 2018, at the age of 75.

Dr. Jeffers, a resident of Willimantic, Conn., was a member of the mechanical engineering faculty at the University of Connecticut for 40 years, serving as a professor of mechanical engineering, acting mechanical engineering department head and eventually head of the department. In addition to guiding the department through several ABET accreditation reviews, Jeffers helped create the Management and Engineering for Manufacturing (MEM) bachelor’s degree program with the university’s School of Business.

Jeffers, who served as a Board of Governors member from 2001-2004, was an active and committed ASME volunteer during his 50 years of membership. He held a number of positions within the Society, including senior vice president of the Council on Member Affairs; vice president of ASME’s former Region I, which covered New England; member of the Committee on Pre-College Engineering Education; chair of the Board on Engineering Education; and chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department Heads Committee. He received the ASME Dedicated Service Award for his voluntary service to the Society in 1990.

In addition, Jeffers was also the faculty advisor to the Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society chapter at the University of Connecticut and served on the University Senate and the Connecticut State Department of Higher Education Transfer Articulation Committee. He received his bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.


Benson, Robert W. (1923-2017), Canandaigua, NY. Rochester Section. Member 1949.

Bohusch, Glen O. (1938-2017), Medina, OH. Akron Section. Member 1967.

Boyce, Meherwan P. (1942-2017), Houston, TX. South Texas Section. Fellow 1970.

Brown, William W. (1935-2018), Marietta, GA. Atlanta Section. Member 1958.

Burda, Charles J. (1939-2018), Saginaw, MI. Saginaw Valley Section. Member 1963.

Class, John K., Jr. (1923-2017), Bendersville, PA. Susquehanna Section. Member 1969.

Craig, George T. (1940-2017), El Cajon, CA. San Diego Section. Member 1969.

Drewfs, Ralph M. (1941-2017), Lake Oswego, OR. Oregon Section. Fellow 1978.

Elrod, Alvon C. (1928-2018), Clemson, SC. Greenville Section. Fellow 1963.

Fretthold, Jan K. (1942-2017), Henderson, NV. Silver State Section. Affiliate 2004.

Gansert, Donald R. (1927-2017), Horseheads, NY. Southern Tier Section. Member 1967.

Guerrieri, Philip, Sr. (1948-2017), Plymouth Meeting, PA. Philadelphia Section. Member 2015.

Kydd, Jan (1948-2017), Salem, NJ. Delaware Section. Member 2014.

Miskin, Howard C. (1928-2017), New York, NY. Metropolitan Section. Member 1957.

Morgret, Gordon L. (1923-2017), Germantown, MD. Baltimore Section. Member 1968.

Oyler, Gaylord W. (1941-2017), Fort Valley, GA. Atlanta Section. Member 1971.

Paton, Donald (1942-2017), Warwick, RI. Boston Section. Member 1983.

Potts, Robert W. (1925-2017), Jackson, MI. Central Michigan Section. Member 1972.

Quinlan, John J. (1925-2017), Trumbull, CT. Fairfield County Section. Member 1961.

Ridings, Alex, Jr. (1924-2017), Kingston, TN. Oak Ridge Section. Member 1955.

Ruoff, Gordon L. (1932-2017), Easton, PA. Anthracite-Lehigh Valley Section. Member 1967.

Scher, Joseph W. (1934-2017), Lebanon, NJ. Mid Jersey Section. Member 1957.

Schorr, Charles J. (1941-2017), Williamsville, NY. Buffalo Section. Member 1976.

Schuster, Arthur, Jr. (1934-2017), Penfield, NY. Rochester Section. Member 1956.

Scott, Linus A. (1923-2017), Temple Terrace, FL. Florida West Coast Section. Member 1962.

Simkins, Donald E., Jr. (1939-2017), Smithfield, VA. Eastern Virginia Section. Member 1974.

Solecki, Roman (1925-2017), Union, CT. Hartford Section. Member 1978.

Spada, Albert J. (1933-2017), Wilmington, DE. Boston Section. Member 1976.

Stephens, Andrew J. (1934-2017), Huntsville, AL. North Alabama Section. Member 1982.

Stephens, Clifton C. (1930-2017), Palm Harbor, FL. Florida West Coast Section. Member 1958.

Tackett, Donald (1926-2017), Audobon, PA. Philadelphia Section. Member 1965.

Templeman, James C. (1935-2018), Waynesboro, VA. Virginia Section. Member 1964.

Thomas, Mark J. (1927-2017), Carson City, NV. Comstock Section. Member 1993.

Vivien, Charles, Jr. (1957-2017), Katy, TX. South Texas Section. Member 1981.

Vizy, Kalman N. (1940-2017), Spencerport, NY. Rochester Section. Member 1964.

Warren, Raymond W. (1915-2017), Kilmarnock, VA. Central Virginia Section. Member 1937.

Watt, William (1930-2017), Richmond, NH. Green Mountain Section. Member 1969.

White, James W. (1943-2017), Knoxville, TN. East Tennessee Section. Member 1978.

Wiesner, Frank J. (1923-2018), Delaware, OH. Central Ohio Section. Member 1950.

Wolgemuth, James H. (1940-2017), Lancaster, PA. Susquehanna Section. Member 1963.

March 2018 Obituaries

Aro, Ants G. (1925-2017), Akron, OH. Akron Section. Member 1955.

Bevis, John H. (1926-2017), Orinda, CA. San Francisco Section. Member 1948.

Beyke, Robert E. (1926-2017), Felicity, OH. Cincinnati Section. Member 1953.

Brusher, William F. (1920-2017), Oakland, CA. San Francisco Section. Member 1942.

Carpousis, Arthur (1929-2017), Cranford, NJ. Mid Jersey Section. Member 1967.

Chenoweth, Dean B. (1922-2017), Minneapolis, MN. Minnesota Section. Fellow 1949.

Dickson, Herbert F., Jr. (1924-2017), Seneca Falls, NY. Southern Tier Section. Member 1947.

Downey, Holmes A. (1929-2018), Statesville, NC. Piedmont-Carolina Section. Member 1966.

Eads, Ralph (1921-2017), Houston, TX. South Texas Section. Member 1966.

Forkas, Donald (1941-2017), Glenville, NY. Hudson Mohawk Section. Member 1941.

Green, Robert S. (1914-2017), Columbus, OH. Central Ohio Section. Member 1959.

Hawk, G. Wayne (1928-2017), Elma, NY. Buffalo Section. Member 1966.

Honza, Alfred (1940-2018), Cypress, TX. Northwest Houston Subsection. Member 1978.

Jacobs, David L. E. (1929-2017), Doylestown, PA. Greater Trenton Section. Member 1951.

Kleinman, Samuel H. (1924-2017), San Diego, CA. San Diego Section. Member 1946.

Lee, Harlan B. (1948-2018), Crossville, TN. North Texas Section. Member 1973.

Lerner, Martin J. (1934-2017), Commack, NY. Long Island Section. Member 1956.

Levi, Paul (1925-2017), Cherry Hill, NJ. Philadelphia Section. Member 1950.

Lunt, William G. (1925-2017), Leesburg, FL. Florida Section. Member 1968.

MacPhee, John (1928-2017), Norwalk, CT. Fairfield County Section. Member 1967.

Morgan, William R. (1922-2017), Cincinnati, OH. Cincinnati Section. Member 1952.

Nooker, Eugene L. (1922-2017), Arroyo Grande, CA. Member 1947.

Osborne, Robert L. (1934-2017), Winter Springs, FL. Florida Section. Member 1956.

Peake, James E. (1934-2017), Debary, FL. Florida Section. Member 1957.

Santoleri, Joseph J. (1928-2018), Berwyn, PA. Philadelphia Section. Fellow 1950.

Ter Kuile, Wander J. (1959-2017), Surrey, England. United Kingdom Section. Member 1997.

February 2018 Obituaries

Bahls, Howard R. (1925-2017), Waterloo, IA. Central Iowa Section. Member 1951.

Bailey, Alan B. (1932-2017), Glasgow, Scotland. United Kingdom Section. Member 1961.

Boyce, Meherwan P. (1942-2017), Houston, TX. South Texas Section. Fellow 1970.

Boyle, William G. (1930-2017), Dallas, TX. North Texas Section. Member 1956.

Browell, Raymond L. (1958-2017), Canonsburg, PA. Pittsburgh Section. Member 1981.

Brownfield, Jerry A. (1942-2017), Bellingham, WA. Western Washington Section. Member 1966.

Caldwell, Sherwood M. (1937-2018), Kingsport, TN. Holston Section. Member 1982.

Calvert, Floyd O. (1925-2017), Norman. OK. Central Oklahoma Section. Member 1952.

Crosher, William P. (1928-2017), Mount Pleasant, SC. Charleston Section. Member 1966.

Davis, Joal L. (1936-2017), San Antonio, TX. San Antonio Section. Member 1987.

Eatmon, James D. (1932-2017), San Angelo, TX. West Texas Section. Member 1978.

Feiertag, Bruce A. (1931-2017), Oklahoma City, OK. Central Oklahoma Section. Member 1968.

Ferguson, George R. (1930-2017), Clover, SC. Piedmont-Carolina Section. Member 2009.

Giannuzzi, Anthony J. (1942-2017), Morgan Hill, CA. Santa Clara Valley Section. Member 1991.

Glaser, Alan A. (1933-2017), Pittsburgh, PA. Pittsburgh Section. Member 1966.

Gordon, Donald H. (1926-2017), Schenectady, NY. Hudson Mohawk Section. Member 1958.

Graham, Robert W. (1922-2017), Lakewood, OH. Cleveland Section. Fellow 1965.

Henshaw, Terry (1935-2017), Magnolia, TX. Northwest Houston Subsection. Fellow 1958.

Natoli, Michael (1956-2017), Totowa, NJ. North Jersey Section. Member 1993.

Northrop, Samuel S. (1959-2017), Norwalk, CT. Fairfield County Section. Member 2008.

Pittaluga, Edgar (1925-2017), Delray Beach, FL. Palm Beach Section. Member 1947.

Poole, William P., Jr. (1930-2017), Adelphi, MD. Washington D.C. Section. Member 1958.

Roberson, C. Leslie (1938-2017), Spartanburg, SC. Greenville Section. Member 1960.

Saline, Lindon E. (1924-2017), La Crosse, WI. La Crosse Subsection. Member 1948.

Salmon, William C. (1935-2017), Locust Grove, VA. Northern Virginia Section. Fellow 1987.

Scharrer, Joseph K. (1962-2017), Penryn, CA. Sacramento-Sierra Nevada Section. Member 1986.

Swail, Michael P. (1982-2017), Middleboro, MA. Boston Section. Member 2000.

January 2018 Obituaries

Frank Kreith
Frank Kreith

Frank Kreith (1922-2018)

Frank Kreith, Ph.D., P.E., an ASME Honorary Member and ASME Medalist, passed away on Jan. 8, 2018, at the age of 95.

Dr. Kreith, who was an internationally recognized, highly regarded energy consultant and professor emeritus at the University of Colorado Boulder, was an extremely active volunteer during his more than 60 years as a member of ASME. In 2005, the ASME Solar Energy and Advanced Energy Systems Divisions established the Frank Kreith Energy Award in honor of Kreith’s contributions to the field of heat transfer and solar energy.

The founding editor of the ASME Journal of Solar Energy Engineering from 1980 to 1987, Kreith also served as the ASME Legislative Fellow at the National Conference of State Legislators in Denver, Colo., from 1988 to 2001. In this role, Kreith provided technical advice and guidance on energy management, renewable energy, waste disposal and transportation issues to lawmakers from across the United States. Prior to this, he served as a senior research fellow at the Solar Energy Institute (later renamed the National Renewable Energy Laboratory), energy advisor to the governor of Colorado, president of Environmental Consulting Services, and as energy advisor to NATO, the U.S. Agency of International Development, and the United Nations.

Kreith was involved in a number of Society committees and groups, serving as chair of the Ralph Coats Roe Medal Committee from 1997 to 1998 and as a member of the Emerging Technologies Committee, the Technical Committee on Publications and Communications, and the Council on Public Affairs, among others. He was also a participant in the Distinguished Lecturers Program from 1995 to 2005.

In addition to receiving Honorary Membership in 2004 and the ASME Medal in 1998, Kreith was the recipient of a number of other prestigious Society honors, including the Edwin F. Church Medal in 2001, the Solar Division’s John Yellott Award in 2000, the Ralph Coats Roe Medal in 1992, the Dedicated Service Award in 1990, the Max Jakob Memorial Award from ASME and AIChE in 1985, and the Worcester Reed Warner Medal in 1981. Last year, he received the 2017 John Fritz Medal for contributions to the fields of heat transfer, solar energy and transportation from the American Association of Engineering Societies.

Kreith published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers and authored or edited more than 15 books, including Principles of Heat Transfer, Principles of Solar Engineering, Principles of Sustainable Energy, the Handbook of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, and the Handbook of Thermal Engineering. He received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 1945, a master’s degree from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1949, and a doctorate from the University of Paris in 1965.

 

Ballou, L. Dennis (1931-2017), Macon, GA. Atlanta Section. Fellow 1995.

Barrett, Jack R. (1919-2017), Bethany Beach, DE. Delaware Section. Member 1954.

Bendat, Julius S. (1923-2016), Los Angeles, CA. Los Angeles Section. Member 1963.

Bernhardt, Carl H., Jr. (1922-2016), Cheshire, CT. New Haven Section. Member 1965.

Beyer, Frederick C. (1919-2017), Evergreen Park, IL. Chicago Section. Member 1944.

Blust, Henry L. (1925-2016), Lancaster, PA. Susquehanna Section. Member 1960.

Braun, Robert H. (1924-2017), San Mateo, CA. Santa Clara Valley Section. Member 1945.

Butala, Steven G. (1959-2016), Kailua, HI. Hawaii Section. Member 1997.

Chan, Wen S. (1945-2017), Colleyville, TX. West Texas Section. Fellow 1993.

Cleary, James T. (1947-2017), Loxley, AL. Mobile-Gulf Coast Section. Member 2000.

Cope, Andrew P. (1920-2016), Kennett Square, PA. Philadelphia Section. Member 1943.

Danese, Bernard G. (1936-2017), Manasquan, NJ. Mid Jersey Section. Member 1963.

Dion, Gene (1946-2017), Boulder, CO. Colorado Section. Member 2008.

Gilmore, John F., Jr. (1927-2017), New Smyrna Beach, FL. Northeast Florida Section. Member 1951.

Habicht, Frank H. (1920-2017), Palm Beach, FL. Palm Beach Section. Member 1945.

Harper, Robert A. (1926-2017), Rockdale, TX. Central Texas Section. Member 1948.

Heyl, Robert D. (1922-2016), Edenton, NC. East North Carolina Section. Member 1971.

Howell, Thomas G. (1938-2017), Tempe, AZ. Arizona Section. Member 1975.

Hubbel, Jacob J. (1927-2017), Toledo, OH. Northwest Ohio Section. Member 1950.

Jeter, Joe R. (1932-2016), Webster Groves, MO. St. Louis Section. Member 1974.

Johnson, William F. (1929-2016), Woodinville, WA. Western Washington Section. Member 1979.

King, Wilton W. (1937-2016), Chamblee, GA. Atlanta Section. Member 1960.

Laustsen, Russell M. (1928-2017), New Bern, NC. East North Carolina Section. Member 1969.

Lipeles, Jay L. (1938-2017), Altamonte Springs, FL. Florida Section. Member 1981.

Lopina, Robert F. (1936-2017), San Clemente, CA. Orange County Section. Member 1968.

Moller, John A. (1938-2017), Parsippany, NJ. North Jersey Section. Member 1968.

Nowatzki, James A. (1940-2017), Northridge, CA. San Fernando Valley Section. Member 1960.

Park, James E. (1935-2017), Knoxville, TN. East Tennessee Section. Member 1972.

Perkins, Arthur (1928-2017), Moraga, CA. San Francisco Section. Member 2016.

Peth, David (1924-2016), Williamstown, MA. Western Massachusetts Section. Member 1951.

Sherry, Ernest M. (1923-2016), West Hartford, CT. Hartford Section. Member 1947.

Stanley, Richard H. (1932-2017), Muscatine, IA. Muscatine Group. Member 1955.

Tanforan, Frank M. (1936-2017), Sacramento, CA. Sacramento-Sierra Nevada Section. Member 1959.

Ulucakli, M. Erol (1937-2016), Binghamton, NY. Southern Tier Section. Member 1989.

Wagstaff, William G. (1936-2016), Liberty Lake, WA. Inland Empire Section. Member 1961.

Woolverton, Dalton L. (1938-2016), New Orleans, LA. New Orleans Section. Member 1963.

Zemgulis, Stanley, Jr. (1925-2016), Schenectady, NY. Hudson Mohawk Section. Member 1949.