June 2001


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Arts and Sciences

John Enman ’63 writes to say that he contributed color still and movie film and text to the content of Silver Cinders: The Legacy of Coal and Coke in Southwest Pennsylvania, a one-hour PA DEP-sponsored VHS available through the Coal and Coke Heritage Center in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. Holmes Rolston III ’68, university distinguished professor of philosophy at Colorado State University, is cited as one of the 50 key thinkers on the environment in a recent book edited by Joy A. Palmer and published by Routledge. Patricia Sanford Lonsbary ’77, vice president and general manager of Private Motor Coach, earned an international MBA from Point Park College in Pittsburgh. Mark S. Zahniser ’77 is vice president at Aerodyne Research in Massachusetts, where he serves as director of the Center for Atmospheric and Environmental Chemistry. Robert “R. J.” Kurey ’78 e-mails, “Just returned from two recent trips—one to Alaska for our 10th wedding anniversary and one to see the Steelers last game. I was able to get my father’s seat, which he had for 30 years and my grandfather had since 1945! The trip to Alaska was one of the most spectacular we have ever seen. Between nature, animals, and scenery it is hard to know where to look. If anyone wants to get in touch e-mail: or website:” Mark F. Flaherty ’83 has formed a new law firm, Flaherty & O’Hara, concentrating in liquor licensing and representing businesses in the hospitality, restaurant, and beverage alcohol industries. Kenneth R. Landis Jr. ’86 is an equity partner in the law firm Seyfarth Shaw in Chicago. Alison L. Galer ’88 is a partner at the Somerville, New Jersey, law firm Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus, practicing in commercial litigation. J. Timothy Arndt III ’94 writes, “I have just accepted an associate attorney position with the law firm of Bingaman, Hess, Coblentz & Bell, in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania. I will work in family law and insurance defense.” Brian Andrew Campbell ’96, e-mails to say he has been a NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center Science Ambassador since January 1999. Campbell is a geology, astronomy, and physics teacher at Cambridge-South Dorchester High School in Cambridge, Maryland. Ryan Trembler ’97 is division coordinator for Vector Marketing’s northern New England division. He recently achieved his $3 million sales milestone. Mathilde Zimmermann ’98, ’96 has published Sandinista: Carlos Fonseca and the Nicaraguan Revolution (Duke University Press), the first English-language biography of Carlos Fonseca Amador, leader of the Sandinista National Liberation Front of Nicaragua. Zimmermann is assistant professor of history at Bridgewater State College.


Raymond S. Ehrman ’36, writes to say he has been appointed by the National Association of Security Dealers to be an arbitrator, representing the public in cases of arbitration handled outside the court system: “I also wrote an article for Shady Avenue magazine on my home in Squirrel Hill and another in Stamps magazine regarding a stamp honoring the 56th Fighter Squadron, 8th Air Force, with which I served in World War II.” Robert H. Rowe ’56, a former New Hampshire judge and retired attorney, was elected to his third term in the New Hampshire House of Representatives. In addition, Rowe has published an historical novel, Quest for Liberty (University Press of New England), describing the beginning of the Revolutionary War in New Hampshire through the experiences of two men from the small town of Amherst. Dale Deist ’88, Engineering ’69, and his wife, Barbara Hanft Deist, Information Sciences ’71, Arts and Sciences ’70, own a company called Box Fabricating. Their business was named Business of the Year by the Greenville (Pennsylvania) area Chamber of Commerce. Douglas F. Smith ’90 has been named to lead the Cleveland office of Baker and Associates, managing all operations of the office’s growing, multidisciplinary staff. Raymond H. Steeb III ’90, general manager of Turner Construction Company’s Pittsburgh office for the past three years, has been promoted to vice president and general manager.

Dental Medicine

Robert T. Kramer ’91, Arts and Sciences ’86, e-mails, “I received my fellowship in the American College of Dentists. This honorary award represents the ‘conscience’ of dentistry and is held by only 3.5 percent of dentists in the United States. I am a partner in a general dentistry practice with two University of Pittsburgh graduates in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.”


Caroline W. Njuki ’82 has been named to the board of directors of Heifer Project International, a nonprofit organization that works to alleviate hunger and poverty worldwide through the gift of livestock and training. Njuki is executive secretary for World Hunger/Poverty for the United Methodist Committee on Relief.


Marshall Abrams ’67, ’64, a principal scientist at the Mitre Corporation, was honored by the company for his work in developing new technology to protect digitally formatted materials from tampering or theft. Michael G. Bock ’68, a partner at Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis in Pittsburgh, is second vice president of the Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania. Stan A. David ’72, currently corporate fellow of Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corporation and leader of the materials joining and nondestructive testing group in the metals and ceramic division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been named a TMS Fellow, the highest award of the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society. Mark Christobek ’77 e-mails to say he received a PhD in management science/operations management from the Fox School of Business and Management at Temple University: “I am a management consultant who is teaching in various schools and departments at Columbus (Ohio) area colleges and universities. I have been married for 23 years to Carol (Simko) Christobek ’77, the 1977 ODK Senior of the Year. Janet L. McQuaid ’78 is a partner in the international law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski in Houston. McQuaid focuses her practice in environmental litigation, administrative proceedings, and transactions relating to solid and hazardous waste management, contaminated site remediation, toxic substance control and reporting, wastewater and stormwater management, and water rights. Frank J. Venskytis ’79, principal scientist with Osram Sylvania Products in Towanda, Pennsylvania, has been named a fellow of the American Society for Testing and Materials and is an award-of-merit recipient. Bob Kurilko ’85 is executive director of brand management for Jay Herskowitz, ’89, Public and International Affairs ’81, Arts and Sciences ’80, currently assistant director of engineering for the City of Dublin, Ohio, has been inducted into the American Academy of Environmental Engineers as a diplomate.

General Studies

Camila Osetek Zemelka ’69 writes from Florida, “I am retired now. Recently I reviewed, or rather covered afresh, H. G. Wells’ The Outline of History, and I enjoyed it. I have always firmly believed in the meaning of ‘Learning is a lifelong process.’ Thanks to my steady contact with Pitt through education, I have never been lonely or bored.” Janet Benrey ’89 has cowritten a book with her husband, Ron. Little White Lies (Broadman & Holman) is a contemporary suspense novel set in the high-stakes world of corporate recruiting. Art Doud ’90 is director of operations for eToll in Pittsburgh.

Information Sciences

Patricia Mitchell James ’76, Arts and Sciences ’70, is coordinator of collection development for Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, responsible for the selection of library materials for 19 Carnegie Library facilities.


Jeffrey S. Blum ’73, Arts and Sciences ’69, is director of multi-state tax services at Deloitte & Touche in Pittsburgh. Jack Evans ’78 was re-elected to a third term on the Washington, DC, city council. Evans is chairperson of the finance and review committee and serves on the economic development and judiciary committees. He was selected vice chairman of the council by his colleagues. V. Holly Albert ’83 is vice president and general counsel of Tradenable of Foster City, California. She brings more than 17 years experience leading and managing complex domestic and international legal and business matters. Mike Longyear ’83 e-mails, “I practice in Seattle as a shareholder with Maltman, Reed, Ahrens & Malnati. My practice areas are trust and estate planning, trust, probate, and guardianship administration. I am chair of the Washington State Bar Association elder-law section and chair of the King County Bar Association guardianship and elder-law section. I served as a co-chair for the statewide guardian ad litem training program for probate and guardianship matters in 1998, 1999, and 2000. I was recently named as one of the top 92 Seattle lawyers by Seattle Magazine as one of four elder-law attorneys.” Ricardo J. Núñez ’85 writes to say, “After six years with the division of enforcement of the US Securities and Exchange Commission, where I was an assistant chief litigation counsel, and four-and-a-half years serving as an assistant United States attorney for the District of Columbia, I have returned to the private practice of law, joining the Richmond, Virginia, law firm of LeClair Ryan PC as a partner. I will concentrate my practice in all aspects of securities and commercial litigation.” Mary Frances Dean ’86, an experienced estate planning attorney, is a planned giving officer for the Pittsburgh Foundation, the nation’s 11th largest community foundation. Michael S. Hino ’91 was elected to partnership in the Philadelphia firm of Pepper Hamilton. He is experienced in a broad range of litigation. John T. Donovan ’92 is a partner at Philadelphia’s Rawle & Henderson, practicing in the areas of products liability and general casualty defense. Christian A. Farmakis ’93, Arts and Sciences ’90, has been named shareholder at Pittsburgh’s Babst, Calland, Clements and Zomnir, practicing in the business services group. Alexander J. Hadjis ’93 is a principal in the firm Fish & Richardson in its Washington, DC, office. Amy J. Brinkos ’95, Arts and Sciences ’91, is an associate at the law firm of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote in Pittsburgh.


Thomas J. Tredici ’52, of Erie, Pennsylvania, received the Statesmanship Award from the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology. G. Alan Yeasted ’74, assistant professor at Pitt’s medical school, is vice president of medical affairs at St. Clair Hospital in Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania. Mary Mancini ’78, Arts and Sciences ’74, has been named editor-in-chief for the cardiothoracic, vascular, and transplant sections of the eMedicine Online Textbook of Medicine and Surgery. She is professor of surgery and director of cardiothoracic surgery at the Louisiana State University Medical Center in Shreveport. Jeannette South-Paul ’79, a colonel in the US Army Medical Corps, has returned to Pitt’s School of Medicine as chair of family medicine.


Tom Fairfull ’32 lives in Honolulu with his son and daughter-in-law. His son, Tom, e-mails, “My Dad is still quite active at 92. He was born on 5 November 1908 in Scotland, emigrated with his parents in 1920, and worked at his profession for about 50 years, in Western Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and then back to Western Pennsylvania.”

Public and International Affairs

Paul Hennigan ’86 is vice president of finance, administration, and technology for Point Park College in Pittsburgh.

In Memoriam

Joseph A. Bianculli, Arts and Sciences ’41, ’32, Pharmacy ’35, died December 8, 2000, at age 89. “Dr. B,” as he was fondly called by generations of students, served as chair of the chemistry department and then as dean of the School of Pharmacy from 1958 to 1976 but maintained an office in Salk Hall until shortly before his death. After his PhD, he worked as a pharmacist and in private industry for a number of years before returning to Pitt in 1948 in order to teach. He is survived by Alice, his second wife, and three sons. His first wife, Nancy, died in 1976. Daniel A. Caruso, Education ’54, died May 26, 2000, at the age of 78. During World War II, he served in the army in North Africa and Italy. He spent 36 years in the Canon-McMillan School District in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, the last 25 years as an elementary school principal. Following retirement in 1986, Caruso served as mayor of Canonsburg. He passed away during his eleventh year in office. Albert G. Corrado, Medicine ’38, died in Richland, Washington, on February 22, 2001, at the age of 86. Born in Connellsville, Corrado served in Panama in WWII as a medical officer and later in the army reserve, ultimately receiving a Meritorious Service Medal from President Nixon. He was still practicing up until his death. His wife, June, died earlier, but he is survived by two sisters and four children. Hannah S. “Susi” Evans, Arts and Sciences ’61, died at the age of 61 after a long illness. Also a graduate of the D. T. Watson School of Physical Therapy in Pittsburgh, she was a physical therapist in the Lancaster area until her retirement three years ago. Her husband and three sons survive her. William C. Grazier, Business ’49, died July 2, 1999. He was a systems analyst for Bethlehem Steel. Grazier, a radar mechanic in World War II, received the Philippines Liberation Medal with a Bronze Star and the Asiatic-Pacific Medal with five Bronze Stars. His wife, Charlotte, writes that Grazier went to Pitt on the GI Bill: “He would not have been able to afford it otherwise. From some of the tales he told, I must say I felt sorry for the young ones going to school at the same time! He was proud of his college education as well as his military service. We had a good 47-3/4 years of marriage.” David Johnson, Arts and Sciences ’62, a retired radiologist, died in December 2000 in Fremont, California, at the age of 60. A long-time lover of music, he and his wife had recently endowed the David L. and Susan G. Johnson Fund for Applied Music Instruction in the Department of Music. Nancy Jane Dorman Maranowski, Arts and Sciences ’60, ’54, died on October 1, 2000. “Nancy was a member of the Tri Delta sorority and started her undergraduate work at the university campus in Johnstown,” writes her husband, Norbert. She was a retired research chemist in X-ray spectroscopy for Gulf Oil Research. Barbara Wasmuth Nordin, Education ’56, died in June 1999. In addition to teaching in nursery and elementary schools, she performed as organist and choir director at Lutheran churches in the Baltimore area. With her husband, Albert A. Nordin (Medicine ’63, Arts and Sciences ’56), she raised two daughters and one son. Anthony Tilmans, Engineering ’60, ’58, died June 22, 2000, at age 64. “After receiving both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering at Pitt,” writes his brother Alan, “he taught at the Oakland campus while working toward a PhD in civil engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. After completing his PhD, he transferred to the Johnstown campus, where he was instrumental in starting the bachelor of engineering technology degree. He later moved on to various positions at institutions of learning, ending his career at Southern Polytechnic State University, where he expired one month shy of retirement.”

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