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Class Notes Archive: 1950-1959


In Memoriam John G. Lauber '50 died at the age of 75 on August 13, 2002 at his residence after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife Jean, his daughter Janet, two brothers, and two grandchildren.   August 2002

In Memoriam Walter McNiece passed away in 1998.   December 2000


In Memoriam Chandler Fizer '51 passed away in early 2002. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Fizer.   August 2002

In Memoriam Eric F. Jensen '51, and co-recipient of the ILR School's first Groat Award in 1971, passed away January 3, 2007, at the age of 79. His obituary can be found at In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Judge William B. Groat Scholarship Fund that Mr. Jensen and Jack Sheinkman '49 (co-recipient of the Groat Award with Eric Jensen) established for students at ILR. Donations may be made to: Cornell ILR -- Groat Scholarship, c/o Christopher Crooker, Cornell University ILR School, 309 Ives Hall, Ithaca, N.Y. 14853. Cards may be sent to: Janet C. Jensen 1313 Kendal Way Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591-1054   January 2007

Eric Jensen continues to hold hearings as an arbitrator and act as counsel to local law firms. He took a trip to Southeast Alaska last year and found it very worthwhile.   December 2000

Albert Marchigiani suffered a severe stroke and has been in rehab ever since 3/29/03.   February 2004

In Memoriam Frank Plasha, February 26, 2005.   September 2005

In Memoriam John P. Slish '51 passed away this past year. He is survived by his wife.   August 2002

In Memoriam Alan Underberg passed away in 1998.   December 2000


On June 9, 2001, Henry Borys celebrated his 50th Wedding Anniversary with his wife Dolores Pucine Borys, a Columbia University graduate '51. Together, they have 4 children, 10 grandchildren, and 2 great-gradnchildren.   August 2001

In Memoriam Eugene Bushnell passed away in 1998.   December 2000

In Memoriam Robert Collins '52 passed away in early 2002. He is survived by his nephew, David Collins '68.   August 2002

In Memoriam Joseph Ioele passed away in 1998.   December 2000

Glenn Knierim has retired after 32 years of service as probate court judge in Simsbury, CT.   December 2000

Herman Stern is very proud of his brother Ernest's achievements. Ernest was president of his class (CALS '56)   September 2001

In Memoriam Robert Vanderbeek passed away July 20, 1998.   December 2000


Ruth Burns Cowan's work increasingly focuses on economic development in "developing countries".   July 2003

Allan Mostoff was appointed to the board of directors of Mackenzie Investment Management Co. He is currently a senior partner of the law firm Dechert Price & Rhoads in Washington, DC and chairman of its government department.   December 2000

In Memoriam Donald N. Scobel '53 passed away in June of 2002. He is survived by three children.   August 2002


In Memoriam GREENWALD--Leonard, died on March 10th, 2011 at his home in Manhattan, at age 78, of Multiple Myeloma. Born in Brooklyn, graduated from Boys High School (1950), Cornell School of Industrial Relations (1954), and the University of Chicago Law School (1959). Practiced Labor Law in New York for over 45 years, representing Labor Organizations. Survived by his wife, Patricia of 50 years, his three children, Jennifer Greenwald, Dara Mechanic, David Greenwald and five grandchildren. A Memorial Service will take place on April 3rd, 2011 at 11:30am at F.I.T. in the Dubinsky Student Center.   April 2011

While he has retired from the practice of law, Saul Kramer '54 is now occupying himself part time as both an arbitrator and a hearing officer, handling cases involving the interpretation and application of collective bargaining agreements. He is also a member of the AAA Arbitration panel administered out of the AAA's Alternalte Office.   July 2003

Saul Kramer retired from Proskauer Rose LLP in November 1998.   December 2000

In Memoriam Jonathan Liebowitz recently passed away. He was a resident of White Plains, NY.   January 2002

Paul Napier, ‘54, chaired the Screen Actors Guild constituency at the bargaining table in May 2005, which led to an accord between producers of industrial, educational and non-broadcast programming representatives of Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artist.   September 2006

Paul Napier chaired the Screen Actors Guild contingency in negotiations between the union and producers.   September 2005

In Memoriam Richard Spencer passed away. He was the beloved husband of Marion Miller, the loving father of Marjorie, Linda, and Julie and the grandfather to seven grandsons. President of RSK Associates, a representitive of Specialty Planners; Producer, with his wife, of Pathways to Children's Literature. Proud and active alumnus of Cornell where he met Marion and shared 50 years of marriage. Bringing joy and humor to others, his spirit remains in us all.   February 2003

In Memoriam James F. Story of Devon, Pennsylvania passed away late last year.   February 2002

In Memoriam John Tolan passed away on July 30, 1998.   December 2000


In Memoriam Bernard Brody '55 is deceased.   July 2003

In Memoriam William Farnham II passed away in 1998.   December 2000

In Memoriam Robert Ferris passed away in 1999.   December 2000

Mr. Mordecai Kolko just completed his term as Chairman of the Fingerlakes Health System Agency. He is currently Vice Chair of the Genesee Regional Home Care Agency which is non-for-profit, and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Jewish Family Service of Rochester.   August 2001

Mordecai Kolko is retired, but keeping busy by serving as chairman of the Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency and vice chairman of Genesee Regional Home Care, a not-for-profit organization.   December 2000

In Memoriam Paula Miller passed away in 1998.   December 2000

Joan Murray Jobsis '55 taught a workshop for the American Society for Clinical Hypnosis in Alexandria, VA in April of 2003. She also taught a workshop for the North Carolina Society of Clinical Hypnosis in Chapel Hill, NC in May of 2003.   July 2003

Dick Schaap '55 who died in December, is the winner of the 2002 Associated Press Sports Editors Red Smith Award, for extended meritorious service to sports journalism.   August 2002

In Memoriam Richard Schaap passed away recently. He was a resident of New York City.   January 2002

Paul Wenderlich '55 has been walking down the Appalachion Trail 6 weeks out of the year. He will be walking south from Harpers Ferry in September for another section.   July 2003

Paul Wenderlich is enjoying his retirement and was planning to hike a portion of the Appalachian trail in spring 1999.   December 2000


Mr. Robert Carney is now a retired Profesor Emeritus.   August 2001

John Edsall incorporated his physician recruitment activities with his wife's business to form Edsall, Inc. in December 1998. Previously, he had been a physician recruitment consultant for the Battle Creek Health System.   December 2000

Art Hershey '56 met President and Mrs. Bush in the oval office in February when his father-in-law Art Linkletter, received the National Foundation for the Humanities Medal of Honor. It was quite an experience.   July 2003

Arthur S. Hershey just attended his 45th Cornell class reunion with his wife, Sharon. They married a year ago, February, and live outside Los Angeles.   September 2001

Oliver Lednicer characterizes his move to Westchest-er County, NY after 34 years in New Jersey as a pleasant change.   December 2000

In Memoriam Margaret Lobel '56 of Greenwich, CT, died July 20, 2002 in Rye Brook, NY. She is survived by her husband David, daughter Leslie, sister Susan, her parents, and two grandchildren.   August 2002

In Memoriam Margaret Loble passed away on July 20, 2002.   January 2003

In Memoriam Braj Narayan passed away in 1998.   December 2000

In Memoriam David Orselet, October 23, 2005. After graduating from ILR in 1956, Orselet spent 34 years working in Human Resources and Executive Management at General Electric.   November 2005

Roger Sommer wrote the chapter "How to Implement Organizational Resizing" for the professional book, "Resizing the Organization", by Kenneth P. De Meuse and Mitchell Lee Marks.   February 2004


Marvin Berenblum is now the President and CEO of National Executive Service Corps (NESC).   February 2004

Marvin Berenblum MILR '58 is the president and CEO of the National Executive Service Corps (NESC).   July 2003

Charles Jarvie is one of seven partners in the investment group sponsoring Patriot Air, an airline created to serve niche markets such as resorts, casinos and other charter opportunities currently being underserved by major carriers.   January 2002

Charles Jarvie was recently named to the advisory board for Team Sports Entertainment, Inc.   January 2002

Arthur Shostak is the author, co-author, or editor of over 150 articles and 26 books.   May 2004

Arthur Shostak completed five new books in 2003, bringing his total to twenty-seven.   February 2004

Professor of Sociology, Art Shostak (BS & ILR '58), Drexel University, Dept. of Culture and Communication, had his 22nd book, an edited collection of 45 essays, published in 2002.   July 2003

Art Shostak '58 completed 5 new books in 2003, bringing his total thus far to 27, possibly the highest of any living ILR Alumni.   July 2003

Professor of Sociology Art B. Shostak of Drexel University's Dept. of Culture and Communication had his 22nd book, an edited collection of 45 essays, published in 2002, "The CyberUnion Handbook: Empowering Labor Through Computer Technology". His 23rd book, "Viable Utopian Ideas: Sharing a Better World", an edited collection of 42 essays is scheduled to be released by editor M.E. Sharpe in February 2003.   April 2003

Art Shostak recently published his 20th book entitled Utopian Thinking in Sociology: Creating the Good Society. He is seeking the e-mail addresses of labor web masters to interview for his next book.   August 2001

Arthur Shostak published his 19th book, CyberUnion: Empowering Labor Through Computer Technology.   December 2000


Charles Jarvie, former president of Dr. Pepper and Schenley Industries, was appointed Chairman of the Board of Galaxy Nutritional Foods.   April 2003

C. Stanley Lomax moved to Datek the third largest online securities firm in the United States in October 1998.   December 2000

In Memoriam John E. Minahan, Jr. '59 passed away in June of 2002. He is survived by his wife Verity Minahan.   August 2002

John White was appointed as a director of Wang Laboratories.   December 2000