April 25, 2013 |
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.
April 23, 2013 |
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.
February 20, 2013 |
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.
January 25, 2013 |
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.
November 30, 2012 |
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.
May 24, 2012 |
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.
April 15, 2011 |
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.
September 22, 2008 |
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.
February 1, 2005 |
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.
January 30, 2003 |
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.