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August 7, 1998 | By S. Joseph Hagenmayer, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Harold Simmerman, 92, a professor emeritus at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry who practiced for more than a half-century in Gloucester County, died Sunday at Kennedy Memorial Hospital-University Medical Center/Washington Township. He was raised in Hurffville and Westville and was a resident of the Sewell section of Mantua Township since the late 1930s. He was a 1923 graduate of Woodbury High School, where he was a member of the debating team. He then attended Western Maryland College and Temple University before graduating from Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia in 1930.
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May 8, 1996 | By Andy Wallace, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
William E. Perry, 63, professor emeritus of social administration at Temple University, died Thursday of a heart attack while on vacation in Jamaica. Mr. Perry was a founding member of the faculty at Temple's School of Social Administration when the school was established in 1969. He became a professor in 1976 and retired in 1994. In his 25 years at the school, he served for a time as chairman of the social work department, as chairman of the graduate department, and as director of field work.
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May 24, 2012 | By Robert Moran
Paul Fussell, 88, an acclaimed author of books on war, poetry, and class, and a professor emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania, died Wednesday, May 23, in Medford, Ore., of natural causes. His stepson Cole Behringer said Mr. Fussell died at a long-term care home in Medford, where he eventually relocated with his wife, Harriet Behringer-Fussell, after moving from Philadelphia in 2008. Fussell's 1975 book, The Great War and Modern Memory, about the myths of World War I and the war's impact on literature, won the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Modern Library publishing house named it one of the 20th century's best nonfiction books.
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April 15, 2011 | By Sally A. Downey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Robert F. McGovern, 78, of Narberth, a professor emeritus at the University of the Arts whose wood carvings and sculptures adorn numerous churches, died of complications from leukemia, Wednesday, April 13, at Lankenau Hospital. In 2003, Villanova University featured a 50-year retrospective show of Mr. McGovern's paintings, prints, wood carvings, and sculptures. Inquirer art critic Victoria Donohoe wrote that the exhibit "offers a formidable presentation of work by a confident and mature artist who aims to show traditional religious subjects in a way that has meaning for today.
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January 8, 1991 | By Ralph Cipriano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Fred Fortess, 77, a professor emeritus at the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science who helped develop many new fibers, including Fortrel polyester, died Saturday at Graduate Hospital. "He is no doubt the last of a breed," said Frank Scardino, a professor at the school. During his long career, Mr. Fortess worked on the development of man-made rubber as well as easy-care and flame-retardant fabrics. He worked for 31 years for Celanese Corp., where he received 40 patents for new fibers and dyeing and finishing processes.
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January 30, 2003 | By Kristin E. Holmes INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Orville Horwitz, 93, of Bryn Mawr, a retired cardiologist and professor emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, died of peritonitis Tuesday at Mariners Hospital in Tavernier, Fla. He was a resident of Society Hill and Strafford before moving to Bryn Mawr four years ago. In more than 50 years as a physician, Dr. Horwitz worked as a researcher, teacher, author and administrator. He established the Foundation for Vascular-Hypertension Research, taught at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and wrote scores of books and articles about cardiac and vascular diseases.
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August 5, 1994 | By S. Joseph Hagenmayer, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The Rev. Norman L. Lawrence, 95, Gloucester County College's first professor emeritus and an active volunteer for the American Red Cross and United Way into his late 80s, died Tuesday at the Gloucester Manor Nursing Home in Deptford, where he had lived for a few years. A former longtime Woodbury resident, Mr. Lawrence was born in Quinton, N.J., and graduated from Salem High School in 1917. He received his first bachelor's degree in 1924 from Brown University and, later, a second bachelor's degree from Crozier Seminary in Chester, Pa. He went on to receive three master's degrees: from Crozier, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Chicago, where he also did work toward a doctoral degree.
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November 14, 1993 | By Mark Davis, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Dr. Israel Zwerling, 76, a pioneer in the field of day care for psychiatric patients and a professor emeritus at Hahnemann University, died Friday at the university hospital. Dr. Zwerling received his bachelor's and master's degrees from City College of the City University of New York. He received his doctorate in psychology from Columbia University, and his medical degree from the State University of New York-Brooklyn Health Science Center (formerly Downstate Medical Center)
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April 25, 2013 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
Hugh Rosen, 82, of Center City, professor emeritus and former chairman of the mental-health services department at Drexel University, died Monday, April 15, of complications of cancer at Holy Redeemer Hospital Hospice. Dr. Rosen, a social worker and psychotherapist, taught courses in cognitive development for many years at Hahnemann University. "His intelligence was apparent, but he didn't hold it over you," said Kevin Kuehlwein, a friend and collaborator. "He was very encouraging.
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April 23, 2013 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
GROWING UP IN Philadelphia during the Great Depression, Robert Perloff knew what it was like to hustle for a buck. He peddled newspapers, worked as a soda jerk and movie usher and took other menial jobs to help his family get through the desperate financial times. When he was 12, his father, Meyer Perloff, committed suicide. It was a wrenching loss that he later described in a touching newspaper essay after he had become a distinguished professor of business administration and psychology at the University of Pittsburgh.
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February 20, 2013 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dan M. McGill, 93, a professor emeritus at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania who helped shape the study of pensions, died of heart failure Tuesday, Feb. 5, at Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood, Pa. Born in Greenback, Tenn., on Sept. 27, 1919, Dr. McGill moved as a boy to Maryville, Tenn. He received a bachelor's degree from Maryville College in 1940 and a master's degree from Vanderbilt University in 1941, before serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps, which was succeeded by the U.S. Army Air Forces, from 1942-46.
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January 25, 2013 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Seymour Jacob Mandelbaum, 77, of Wynnefield, a professor of city and regional planning who challenged students with probing questions, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, of Parkinson's disease at Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse. An innovative thinker, Dr. Mandelbaum used his post at the department of city and regional planning in the University of Pennsylvania's School of Design to spark debate. "He was a legend in the department because of this role he played, asking these impossible-to-answer questions and pushing students to think through the answers in the narrowest and broadest senses," said colleague Eugenie L. Birch, Nussdorf professor of urban research.
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November 30, 2012 | By Sally A. Downey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Edward G. Sutula, 92, of Drexel Hill, professor emeritus of accounting at St. Joseph's University, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, of pneumonia at Sunrise of Haverford. Mr. Sutula spent 40 years on the faculty at St. Joseph's before retiring in 1990. From 1950 to 1972, he was also an adjunct professor at Villanova University. He taught more than 4,800 students whose lives he touched and influenced, his son Thomas said. "Ed knew each student's name, even sometimes their parents', some aspect of their background, and was the go-to person when promising students wanted to seek the best jobs," said a colleague, Joseph M. Ragan.
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May 24, 2012 | By Robert Moran
Paul Fussell, 88, an acclaimed author of books on war, poetry, and class, and a professor emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania, died Wednesday, May 23, in Medford, Ore., of natural causes. His stepson Cole Behringer said Mr. Fussell died at a long-term care home in Medford, where he eventually relocated with his wife, Harriet Behringer-Fussell, after moving from Philadelphia in 2008. Fussell's 1975 book, The Great War and Modern Memory, about the myths of World War I and the war's impact on literature, won the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Modern Library publishing house named it one of the 20th century's best nonfiction books.
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April 15, 2011 | By Sally A. Downey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Robert F. McGovern, 78, of Narberth, a professor emeritus at the University of the Arts whose wood carvings and sculptures adorn numerous churches, died of complications from leukemia, Wednesday, April 13, at Lankenau Hospital. In 2003, Villanova University featured a 50-year retrospective show of Mr. McGovern's paintings, prints, wood carvings, and sculptures. Inquirer art critic Victoria Donohoe wrote that the exhibit "offers a formidable presentation of work by a confident and mature artist who aims to show traditional religious subjects in a way that has meaning for today.
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September 22, 2008 | By Walter F. Naedele INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
James R. Rooney, 80, a former pathology professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, died of complications from lung and bladder cancer Sept. 5 at his home in Chestertown, Md. Mr. Rooney was professor emeritus at the University of Kentucky, where he taught until he retired in 1989. From 1987 to '89, he was both head of the university's department of veterinary science and director of its Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center. David Powell, a colleague at Gluck, said last week that Mr. Rooney "was one of the few people to devote his professional career to undertaking postmortems.
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February 1, 2005 | By Sally A. Downey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Amedeo "Mede" Bondi, 92, formerly of Abington, Hahnemann University professor emeritus, died of complications from cancer Friday at Rydal Park, a retirement community in Rydal. From 1947 to 1983, Dr. Bondi was chairman of the department of microbiology at Hahnemann University (now Drexel University College of Medicine). He was appointed professor emeritus in 1984. In 1972, he also became the first dean of the graduate school of Hahnemann University and served in that position until his retirement.
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January 30, 2003 | By Kristin E. Holmes INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Orville Horwitz, 93, of Bryn Mawr, a retired cardiologist and professor emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, died of peritonitis Tuesday at Mariners Hospital in Tavernier, Fla. He was a resident of Society Hill and Strafford before moving to Bryn Mawr four years ago. In more than 50 years as a physician, Dr. Horwitz worked as a researcher, teacher, author and administrator. He established the Foundation for Vascular-Hypertension Research, taught at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and wrote scores of books and articles about cardiac and vascular diseases.
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