GS Class of 1960

Jan, 2019

Carol Canner Gjelsvik writes: “I hope to see some Angell Housers at the big reunion. Atle ’60 ScM, ’62 PhD, and I live about 45 minutes south of Providence and are enjoying the beauty and nature on the water near Wickford. We have extra bedrooms if you want to come early or stay later with us, just get in touch. There is a nearby train to Providence and a hotel in easy walking distance. My big push lately is to save the pollinators. My exercise is creating a native plant pollinator garden at a nearby farm.”

 

Obituaries

Oct, 2022

Edward G. Stockwell ’60 PhD, of Bowling Green, Ohio; May 16. He started his career as a population analyst for the U.S. Census Bureau (1960-61) and a professor of rural sociology at University of Connecticut (1961-71) before relocating with his family to Bowling Green in 1971. He was employed by Bowling Green State University (BGSU) as a professor of sociology from 1971 to 1997, where he continued to teach, research, and author/coauthor/edit multiple books and papers on population and society, specializing in infant mortality. He retired in 1997. He enjoyed the beach, a good single malt scotch and cryptic crossword puzzles and was a fan of collegiate level athletics. He enjoyed supporting and cheering the BGSU Falcons on to victory and watching the success of UConn women’s basketball over the years. He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, two sons, two grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, a step-great-granddaughter, and several nieces and nephews.

 

Jun, 2022

Guenter H. Rose ’60 ScM, of Vista, Calif.; Jan. 12, of Lewy body dementia. He earned his PhD at UCLA, where he did neuroscience research at the Brain Research Institute. He went on to work at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine in the department of psychiatry and psychology, then returned to UCLA to work as a research psychologist and associate professor of psychiatry before joining Bowdoin in 1976 as an assistant professor of psychology. He was instrumental in the college’s creation of a psychobiology concentration. In 1981, he was promoted to associate professor and chair of the psychology department, retiring in 1995 as emeritus professor of psychobiology. He was interested in medical anthropology and received a Fulbright to study traditional healers in Nepal and Sri Lanka and learn about Ayurvedic medicine. He began a business offering tours of Nepal and collected traditional sculptures and masks from Africa and South Asia. He enjoyed antiquing, Maine, and traveling. He is survived by three children and their spouses; a stepdaughter; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two nephews.

Apr, 2022

Barbara Sanford Hugus ’60 ScM, ’63 PhD, of Aptos, Calif., formerly of Bar Harbor, Me.; Sept. 18, of cancer. She was the director of the Jackson Laboratory from 1981 to 1987 and remained on the faculty as a senior staff scientist until 2007, when she was named an honorary trustee and staff emerita. Before that she served as research director at Dana Farber Cancer Center and was associate professor of pathology at Harvard Medical School. From 1973 to 1978 she was a branch chief at the National Cancer Institute and at Massachusetts General Hospital. She published numerous papers on cancer research and enjoyed mentoring younger scientists. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law; two sons, including Arthur ’73; three daughters-in-law; 11 grandchildren, including Kelly Sanford ’10 and Eric Sanford ’12; three great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. 

Aug, 2021

Robert F. Galante ’60 AM, of Newtown, Pa.; Mar. 27. After obtaining his MBA from NYU, he worked as an economic forecaster for AT&T. He enjoyed coaching baseball. He is survived by his wife, Juliet; three sons and their spouses; three grandchildren; and three nieces.

Sep, 2020

Atle Gjelsvik ’60 ScM, ’62 PhD, of North Kingstown, R.I.; Mar. 13. He was professor emeritus of civil engineering at Columbia, recipient of three Excellent Teacher Awards, and author of scientific journal articles and The Theory of Thin-walled Bars. He worked in ship building and the design of offshore structures, including semi-submersible oil drilling rigs, developing solutions to various problems associated with oil drilling. His research interests included buckling of arches, stability of elasto-plastic columns, design of light gauge beams, minimum-weight design on continuous beams, bone remodeling, plastic design, and suspension bridge cables. His collaborations with the College of Physicians and Surgeons at the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center led to advances in the field of orthopedics and joint replacement. He is survived by his wife, Carol Canner Gjelsvik ’59; daughter Annie Gjelsvik ’91, ’03 PhD; a son; and niece Elizabeth Canner ’91. 

Sep, 2020

Tomas Feininger ’60 ScM, ’64 PhD, of Quebec, Canada; Nov. 26. An eminent geologist, he first worked in Ecuador, where he founded the department of geology at the Escuela Politécnica Nacional (National Polytechnic School). In 1978 he relocated to Quebec City to become a researcher at the department of geology and geological engineering of Université Laval. He went on to work as a geologist in the department of global physics for the Geological Survey of Canada before returning to teaching as an adjunct professor at Université Laval. At the same time, he initiated and participated in the geological mapping of territories in South and North America, notably in Quebec, and published numerous articles in specialized scientific publications. He served as president of the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec from 1993 to 1998. He is survived by his wife, Johanne; three daughters; and six grandchildren.

Apr, 2020

Edgar L. Chapman ’60 AM, ’64 PhD, of East Peoria, Ill.; Oct. 11. He was professor emeritus in the English department at Bradley University, where he taught writing and literature from 1963 to 2002. He authored numerous articles and books, including The Magic Labyrinth of Philip Jose Farmer and The Road to Castle Mount: The Science Fiction of Robert Silverberg. He also co-edited Classic and Iconoclastic Alternate History Science Fiction. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and the Rhode Island National Guard. He is survived by two sons and their spouses, three grandchildren, and a brother.

Jan, 2020

Chuan “Tony” Chen ’60 PhD, of Tucson, Ariz.; Aug. 17. He worked at Hydronautics, Inc. in Laurel, Md., before embarking on a 50-year academic career. He spent 17 years at Rutgers University, where he was chairman of the department of mechanical & aerospace engineering. In the summer of 1968, he was a fellow at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif.  In 1980 he moved to Tucson and was head of the department of aerospace and mechanical engineering at the University of Arizona from 1980 to 1989. He became professor emeritus in 2002. He was an internationally recognized scientist in fluid dynamics; he published numerous scientific articles; he gave several seminars and lectures at universities and institutions across North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia; and he chaired multiple national and international conferences. He was a senior visiting fellow at the University of Cambridge, England; a visiting fellow at Australian National University; a visiting scientist at the Institut für Angewandte in Germany; and director of the Fluid Dynamics and Hydraulics Program at the National Science Foundation in Washington, D.C. He enjoyed building model ships and planes with his sons, hiking, swimming, listening to classical music, and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Frances; three sons; seven grandchildren; and two sisters.

 

Jan, 2019

Laird C. Addis Jr. ’60 AM, of Iowa City, Iowa; July 30, after a short illness. He taught in the University of Iowa department of philosophy from 1964 to 2004. He was a Fulbright Scholar at the State University of Groningen in the Netherlands during the 1970-1971 academic year. He served on several doctoral committees in philosophy and in music. He published many books, including Of Mind and Music. In retirement, he continued to teach in the University of Iowa Senior College. He was a double bass player and performed with the Cedar Rapids Symphony and for nearly three decades with the Quad City Symphony. He was a founding member of the Iowa City Community String Orchestra in 1980. He enjoyed opera, reading, playing golf, and traveling, especially to European countries. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; two daughters; a son-in-law; three grandchildren; two sisters; a brother; six nieces; and a nephew.

 

Nov, 2018

Berenice A. Carroll ’60 PhD, of West Lafayette, Ind.; May 10. She was a scholar and activist who worked for world peace and women’s rights. She had been a professor in the Center for Women’s Studies at the Univ. of Cincinnati, an associate professor of political science at the Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, director of Women’s Studies and visiting associate professor at the Univ. of Maryland, and visiting associate professor in the Department of Government at the Univ. of Texas at Austin. She published several books, including Design for Total War: Arms and Economics in the Third Reich; Liberating Women’s History: Theoretical and Critical Essays; Women’s Political & Social Thought: An Anthology; and In a Great Company of Women, a collection of essays on women throughout the world who engaged in nonviolent direct action. In addition, she edited Peace and Change: A Journal of Peace Research. In 2007 she coedited and republished Jane Addams’s classic essay Newer Ideals of Peace, originally published in 1907, writing an introduction that captured the connections between Addams’s theoretical and practical work for peace and justice. She played a leading role in building a women’s caucus in both the American Political Science Assoc. and the American Historical Assoc. She went on to become president of the National Women’s Studies Assoc. She was instrumental in the building of the International Peace Research Assoc. and the consortium on Peace Research, Education, and Development (COPRED). She chaired COPRED in the 1980s. Throughout her career she demonstrated ways to link theory and practice, which was exhibited in a 2007 celebration of her work titled Pen and Protest. She played a significant role in establishing a women’s residential crisis center in Urbana, Ill., in the 1970s and as a member of the Grassroots Group of Second-Class Citizens, she protested the Illinois state legislature’s refusal to endorse the Equal Rights Amendment.  From her early activism against the spread of nuclear weapons as a SANE (National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy) activist, to protest against wars in Vietnam, Central America, Afghanistan, Iraq, and elsewhere, she was always on the front lines in support of peace and justice.  Additionally, she held memberships in several societies and was the recipient of numerous awards over the course of her career.

Nov, 2018

Joerg Haeberli ’60 PhD, of Morris Plains, N.J.; Nov. 13, 2017, of prostate cancer. An organic chemist, he spent his entire chemistry career with the former Ciba-Geigy Corp., first in Cranston, R.I., then in Summit, N.J. He participated in numerous field studies of the valleys of Arequipa, Peru; held several patents; and published many scientific papers over the course of his career. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; two sons; and four grandchildren.  
 

 

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