• Alexander Irvine '49

    Alexander Irvine '49

    Alex Irvine passed away on January 2, 2012. He was born on April 15, 1920, in Glasgow, Scotland, to parents Alexander Mailer and Mary (Wright) Irvine. Alex immigrated to the U.S. with his family eight years later, landing at Manhattan Island on Sept 2, 1928. He graduated from South Side High School, Newark, NJ, in 1937, his father having died two years earlier. Alex attended night classes at Newark College of Engineering while working at a chemical plant during the day.

    He was drafted into the U.S. Army in August 1942. Not allowed to complete the naturalization process before shipping out, Alex became a U. S. citizen November 17, 1943, in Canastel, Algeria, while serving in the Army. He proudly served in Oran, Algeria, and near Anzio (Naples), Italy. He was honorably discharged at the rank of Sergeant. Alex enjoyed touring the WWII Memorial and other sites in Washington with an Old Glory Honor Flight in October, 2010.

    After leaving the Army, he worked as a chemical plant supervisor while attending night classes at Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, where he earned his BS-Chemical Engineering in June 1949. After graduation, he worked at Marathon Paper Company in Menasha, WI. He later became technical director at John Strange Paper Co., and was manager of the staff laboratory at Thilmany Pulp and Paper Co. from 1967 until his retirement in 1985. Alex served over 30 years as a commissioner of the Algoma Sanitary District, until the time of his death.

    Alex met the love of his life, Mary Jean Uecke, through an Army buddy, and the couple was married by Rev. Alvin Lindgren at Algoma Blvd. Methodist Church, Oshkosh, on August 19, 1949. Alex has been a faithful member there since, serving as chairman of the finance committee and in other roles.

    A gentle but strong man, Alex was a devoted husband, doting father, and patient mentor. He has been very active with Mary Jean in the Winnegamie Dog Club (president), the Registered Hereford Association, the Fox Valley Horsemen’s Association, the American Morgan Horse Association, the Wisconsin Horse Council (president), the Midwest Horse Fair, and other organizations. Alex served on the Oshkosh School Board, was regional president of the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI), and has volunteered at Paine Art Center and the Grand Opera House. He was a Club and project leader of the Wee Three 4-H Club in Oshkosh for over 25 years. Since 1981, Alex has sung in the Appleton MacDowell Male Chorus, achieving lifetime membership.

  • Morris I. Gneses '65

    Morris I. Gneses passed away peacefully on January 8, 2012. He is survived by his sister, Beatrice S. Gneses.

    Morris received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Northeastern University Majoring in both Mathematics and Physics and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from the University of Michigan. He went on to receive a Masters Degree in Mathematics from Wayne University, Detroit Michigan, and a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, NY.

    Morris was employed as an Aerodynamics Engineer for the Guided Missile Division, Fairchild Engine and Aircraft Corp., NY, as well as a Physicist and Mathematician designing and testing guided missile systems for Bendix Aviation Corp. and the Raytheon Corp. from which he retired.

    Morris served during World War II with the Army a ground station radio operator assigned to the Fourteenth Air Force Group in China, India and Burma. He was Honorably Discharged in December 1945.

    He was a life member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

  • Sidney Metzger '50

    Sidney Metzger '50

    Sidney Metzger, beloved husband of Miriam M. Metzger; devoted father of David (Carole) Metzger, Sally Fasman and Philip (Lynn) Metzger; dear brother of Mildred Newmark; cherished grandfather of Jonathan, Ben, Rebecca, Diana, Lily and the late Sarah Emily; adoring great-grandfather of Leo and Zephyr passed away December 22, 2011. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

  • Emory Berman '60

    Emory Berman died on December 23, 2011. He was the beloved husband of Naomi, loving father of Lisa, Carol, and Andrea, and cherished grandfather of Caroline and Cooper.
    A longtime teacher at Sewanhaka HS, Mr. Berman was also an involved community member in Bethpage. He will be dearly missed by his friends and family.

  • In Memoriam - 2012

    Vincent F. D’Agostino'32, '51
    Kenneth J. Carl, Sr. '33
    Michael B. Comberiate '36 '45
    Gaetano "Guy" F. Ballirano '37
    Michael J. Zemetra '37
    Anthony De Biase '38

    William O. Kaupp '38
    Robert H. Meagher '39
    Henry G. Feldman '40
    Norman G. Wittenbrock '40
    Alfred John Guzzetti '41
    Herbert J. Billings '42
    Michael Sivetz '43
    Herbert G. Stahl '43
    Dr. William E. Block '44
    Vincent T. McDonough '44
    Dr. F. Robert Mayforth '44 '46
    Albert R. Tucker '45
    Constantine B. Dolkas '45 '50
    Francis J. Ambrosio '46
    Joseph G. Adiletta '46 '48 '64
    Irwin Brill '47
    Henry G. Hagedorn '47
    William W. Aird '48
    John N. Anderson '48
    George W. Byrns '48
    John R. Carey '48
    Dr. Roy Geduldig '48
    Arthur H. Kenngott '48
    Theodore Nowak '48
    Edward Offenhartz '48
    Dr. Millard L. Spialter '48
    Frank M. Wochinger '48
    Ann Elizabeth Gunsolus '48 '49
    Lawrence E. Greenspan '48 '51
    Joseph H. Vogelman '48 '57
    Philip Emile Brouillet, Jr. '49
    Frank S. Weill '49
    Harold Zweigbaum '49
    Dr. Franklin H. Blecher '49 '50 '55
    Lawrence S. Galowin '49 '50 '56
    John E. Barry '49
    Edward A. Ernst '49
    Dominick L. Grimaldi '49
    Alexander Irvine '49
    Eugene H. Sheftelman ’49
    Dr. Herbert Rubin '49 '53
    Paul Granek '50
    Gerald L. Harris '50
    David E. McElroy '50
    Philip E. Morris '50
    George J. Neuf '50
    Joseph E. Pagnotta '50
    Carl W. Rothe '50
    Mervin J. Swing '50
    Melvin Elliot Lapides '50 '52
    Dr. Irving Kuntz '50 '55
    Julian H. Kushnick '50 '58
    Louis J. Barone '51
    Milton G. Bassin '51
    Daniel R. Beaton '51
    Solomon Berkman '51
    William D. Crotty '51
    Seymour Eichen '51
    Roger S. Falk '51
    Herman Fialkov '51
    Alfred J. Gardner '51
    Salvatore Giordano '51
    Julian G. Gulack '51
    Walter P. Hwozdek '51
    Leonard R. Kahn '51
    Stanley Kass '51
    Nicholas D. Kourkoutas '51
    Buell Munson '51
    Edwin A. Peterson '51
    Edward J. Shubel '51
    Lawrence Suchow '51
    Francis W. French '51 '56 '59
    Michael A. Auro '51 '59
    Jack Baronian '52
    John B. Bausback '52
    Edward M. Buyer '52
    Allen Cohen '52
    Corinne E. Finckenor '52
    Gordon H. Gissel '52
    Frank S. Hodi '52
    Frederic Holtzberg '52
    Morton A. Klotz '52
    Robert K. Stenard '52
    Alexander R. Susman '52
    Robert M. Yamasaki '52
    Leonard Zimmerman '52
    Michael Korek '52 '53
    Dr. Adrian J. Pallone '52 '53 '59
    Charles L. Bechtold '52 '56
    Lawrence Levey '52 '53 '68
    Salvatore J. Castiglioni '52 '65
    Michael J. Cyran '53
    Louis J. Esposito, Jr. '53
    Emmanuel Fischberg '53
    Edmund J. Moderacki '53
    Barney Reiffen '53
    Joseph A. Sapia '53
    Arthur X. Schmid '53
    Philip Anthony Abrami '53 '58
    Emerson A. Cooper '54
    Raymond E. Franklin '54
    Witold Hryniewick '54
    Bert A. Johansen '54
    William B. Magrath '54
    Marvin I. Mindell '54
    Philip M. Carabateas '55
    Dr. Alexander Chajes '55
    Thaddeus M. J. Lenczowski '55
    Thomas G. Niciforo '55
    William Joseph "Bill" Shearman '55
    William D. W. Townes '55
    Eugene E. Anderson '56
    Malven Arnum '56
    Michael G. Gautraud '56
    Norman Posner '56
    Richard D. Ess '57
    Dr. Peter Kabasakalian '57
    Myron Kuscenko '57
    Gennaro A. Marino '57
    John P. Pirando '57
    James B. Rarick '57
    William Byl Sheard '57
    John M. Marus '57 '64 '70
    Robert A. Bellows '58
    Charles C. Carey, Jr. '58
    Wallace E. Dunn '58
    Martin O. Fankhanel '58
    Bruce A. Heyer '58
    Julian C. Holtzman '58
    Kenneth Allan Holtzman '58
    Allan D. Kraus '58
    Vincent J. Laraia '58
    Russell F. Murphy '58
    Herbert H. Rubin '58
    Robert H. Salvesen '58
    John C. Tsucalas '58
    Dr. Paul A. Willis '58 '62
    Walter H. Ku '58 '63
    Joseph Glowacki ’58, ’64
    Nathan Alperin '59
    David G. England '59
    Henry Mayer '59
    Walter Nazarewicz '59
    Richard A. Weiss '59
    Dr. Robert A. Young '59
    Arthur J. Leidich '59 '64
    Barry F. Fitzgerald ’59 , ’66
    Dr. Herbert Aschkenasy '60
    C. Ray Dunn '60
    Carl J. Gatto '60
    Bob A. Michalak '60
    Joseph C. Soviero '60
    Allen K. Stark '60
    Geraldine M. Topliss '60
    Harry M. Hastings '61
    Michael R. LoCascio '61 '66
    Edward A. Farrell '62
    Jeffrey Alan Gunsher '62
    Thomas J. "Joe/ TJ" Herlihy Sr. '62
    Desmond Traynor '62
    Leonard C. Weissberger '62
    Uriel Domb '62 '64
    Milton S. Schwartz '62 '66
    Melvin Kofkin '63
    Steven Barry Chepow '64
    Richard M. Heavers '64
    Edward M. Schwarzkopf '64 '68
    Morris I. Gneses '65
    Eric C. Christensen '66
    Neal L. Grotenstein '66
    Robert C. Kaiser '66
    William G. Martin '66
    Lawrence J. Mitchler, Jr. '66
    William J. Paterson '66
    George T. “Terry” Ward'66 '71
    Hyman Goldman '67
    James J. Kelly '67
    Harvey M. Salkin '67
    Harold J. Lyness '67 '71
    Dr. Kenneth William Crowley '67 '72
    James Anthony Lynch Jr. '68
    Edna J. McGrew '68
    Frank Roger Prince '68
    James Joseph Refi '68
    Jeffrey A. Goldfarb '69
    Jan E. Smith '69 '72
    George P. Drivas '70
    Robert M. Eisert '71
    Andrew M. Szymborski '71
    Robert P. Freedman '72
    Nathan S. Erlbaum '72 '73
    Luigi C. Calandriello '72 '76
    Aaron J. Pohl '73
    Giorgos X. Gikas '74
    Ronald L. Ross '74
    Suresh D. Kanal '75
    William H. Wolf '76
    Michael W. Lewis '78
    Nicky N. Morgan '78
    Dr. Orikaye G. Brown-West '79
    Robert J. Fitzgerald '82
    Daniel A. Samela '83 '98
    Ralph W. Wager '84 '88
    John N. DiPlacido '85
    Bernard Gilbert Nixon '87
    Daniel M. Hittner '90 '91
    Stephen C. Vowinkel '91
    Thomas Arthur Lindgren '97
    Isaac N. Chicurel

  • Ross Fleisig

    Ross Fleisig

    Ross Fleisig, an aerospace engineer for more than 55 years and scientist at three aircraft and spacecraft companies, died recently in Binghamton, NY at age 90.

    Mr. Fleisig was born in Montreal, Canada and grew up in Forest Hills, Queens. He lived in Garden City, NY for nearly 50 years before moving to Binghamton, New York. Mr. Fleisig received a Bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering and a Master of Science in Applied Mechanics, both from Polytechnic University in Brooklyn, NY. After graduating in 1942, he was employed as a Senior Aerodynamacist by Chance Vought Aircraft in Stratford, Connecticut and Dallas, Texas, where he contributed to the design of US Navy fighter and bomber aircraft, and guided missiles employed during World War II. In 1950 he joined Sperry Gyroscope Company in Great Neck, New York as a Project Engineer, and was promoted to Engineering Section Head. Mr. Fleisig supervised technical personnel in missile guidance and control systems, helicopter flight control, and lunar spacecraft navigation development fields.

    In 1960 he joined the Grumman Corporation in Bethpage, New York as Dynamic Analysis Project Engineer on the NASA Orbiting Astronomical Observatory. In 1961, as Head of the Apollo Lunar Module (LM) Dynamics and Performance Analysis, he managed more than 100 engineers, scientists, and supporting personnel in the definition of LM trajectories and propulsion requirements. He was promoted to Spacecraft Team Manager, and in this role he directed over 100 engineers, technicians, and quality control specialists in the final assembly, integration, and ground test of the Apollo 11 LM-5 Eagle. The LM-5 was the first spacecraft to land on the moon and return the astronauts to the mother craft in lunar orbit. Mr. Fleisig’s last years at Grumman were spent as Advanced Systems Engineering Manager for US Air Force space trajectory software and helicopter systems development. Mr. Fleisig ended his career as a private consultant, serving US and German aerospace concerns.

    Mr. Fleisig was a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers; an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics; past President, Director, and Fellow of the American Astronautical Society; member of the International Astronautical Academy; Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the British Interplanetary Society. Mr. Fleisig has authored 33 technical papers and has been a frequent lecturer to engineering and scientific societies, colleges, public schools, service organizations, and other civic groups. Mr. Fleisigʼs past honors include: NASA Apollo 11 Manned Flight Awareness Award “in recognition of personal contribution and dedication that made possible this historic achievement;” NASA Medallion in recognition of tireless effort and personal dedication on the Lunar Module Program; Distinguished Alumni Medal from Newtown High School; Grumman Citation for Excellence in recognition of personal achievement and for outstanding contribution to the Lunar Module Program of Project Apollo; Distinguished Alumni Award from the Polytechnic University; and the Thomas Sanial Award given to an American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) member for outstanding contributions to the AIAA goals. Mr. Fleisig was selected as an AIAA 1995-97 Distinguished Lecturer, and was presented, as one of three recipients, the 1997 Achievement Award by the Engineers Joint Council of Long Island. Mr. Fleisig was a member of the Mineola-Garden City Rotary Club, Garden City Casino, and the Garden City Ski Club.

    Mr. Fleisig was married to Marjorie Marie Hall in 1943. She passed on in April, 2000. He is survived by their two daughters, Ann Machlin and Dale Gallis, and two grandchildren, Russell Gallis and Thea Gallis Musselman.

  • Edwin W. Bauer '49 '52

    Edwin W. Bauer '49 '52

    Edwin W. Bauer, 87, a resident of Poughkeepsie, NY for over 60 years entered into rest on December 3, 2011. He was born on February 23, 1924 in Jackson Heights, NY. He was the son of the late Edwin M.F. Bauer and Elsie Emily Dippel.

    He served in the Army & Air Force of the United States and received the Asiatic Pacific Service Medal; Good Conduct Medal; WW11 Victory Medal and American Service Medal. He received a Graduates Degree from Polytechnic Institute of Brooklynand belonged to the fraternities of Sigma Xi and Etz Kappa Nu.

    Edwin married Marion Duren Weeks on October 22, 1966 in La Grange,NY. Edwin worked as an Engineer at I.B.M. for 38 years until his retirement in 1990. He belonged to the Germania Club; American Institute of Electrical & Radio Engineers; a member of US Power Squadron and served on the Arlington School Board from 1974-1979. He also loved gardening and fishing.

    He is survived by his wife at home; children; David of Texas; Paul of New Mexico; Nancy of North Carolina; Thomas of Staatsburg; James of Purchase, NY; Michael of North Carolina; Daniel of NYC; John of Georgia; his stepchildren,David Weeks of Florida; Sherry Weeks of California; and 8 grandchildren. Edwin was predeceased by a son Andrew.

  • Dr. Arnold Reisman '58

    Dr. Arnold Reisman '58

    Dr. Arnold Reisman passed away on November 1, 2011 at the age of 84. He is survived by his loving, beloved wife of 62 years and best friend, Hilda, his children and their spouses, Richard (Susan), Robert (Lisette), David (Emma), and Daniel (Gabriella), and his 11 beautiful grandchildren, Elizabeth, Lillian, Jacob, Eli, Rachel, Simone, Joseph, Isaac, Jackson, Raquel, and Ethan.

    Dr. Reisman received his BS in chemistry from CCNY (1949), his MA in chemistry from Brooklyn College (1953), and his PhD in physical inorganic chemistry from The Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute (1958). From 1958 until 1982, he served as project manager and then senior manager at IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY, the leader in the evolving field of microelectronic technologies. Upon taking early retirement from IBM, Dr. Reisman, in 1982, became a full professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University, and served as a vice president of the Microelectronics Center of North Carolina.

    In his scientific work, Dr. Reisman, an internationally renowned physical chemist, pioneered studies of materials, processes and thin film technologies used in microelectronic devices. He authored over 170 technical papers, books, and book chapters, holding over 50 patents, for which he received numerous awards. He oversaw inventions in technologies now used in everyday electronics, such as plasma screen TVs, flash drives, and ink jet printers.

    Dr. Reisman found his greatest joy, though, in his personal life, as a singularly devoted and loved family man, opera buff, painter, amateur tennis player, mandolinist, photographer, and repairman of all things great and small. He will be dearly missed.

  • Robert Sanekoff '49

    Robert Sanekoff '49

    Robert died peacefully in Scottsdale, AZ on October 21, 2011. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Shirley and daughters Donna Grover (Ian); Iris Marks (Wayne); and 2 grandchildren, Neil and Kelsey.

    Robert was born in Brooklyn, NY. He graduated from Brooklyn Polytechnical Institute, Cum Laude, in Electrical Engineering. He served in World War II and received a Purple Heart. He had a successful career which included work at Sperry Univac, Raytheon, Honeywell, Magnusson, and Dataquest. Through the years Robert had many hobbies which included running, tennis, golf, swimming and stained glass work. He was a wonderful father and devoted husband.

  • In Memoriam - 2011

    Arnold Wulfken '36
    Dr. Harry H. London '37
    Dr. Morton W. Leeds '38 '39 '44
    Ross Fleisig '42 '55
    Merven Mandel '42 '48
    George Maytrott '42
    Peter Katz '45 '48
    Morton Shavit '47
    Eugene Thompson '47
    Dr. G. Dalman '47 '49
    Bernard Basse '48
    Martin Weis '48
    Anthony J. Bianculli '49
    Dr. Egon Brenner '49 '55
    Alfred Vaeth '49
    Dr. Sidney Beinfest '49
    Stanley Bentzen '49
    Dr. Roy Harrington '49
    Robert Sanekoff '49
    Edwin Bauer '49 '52
    Sidney Metzger '50
    Dr. Irving Kuntz '50 '55
    Howard W. Wohltjen '50
    Fred W. Raffo '50
    Philip Munn '50
    Edwin Sutphin '50
    Donald Rogers '50
    Dr. Herbert William Newkirk, Jr. '51
    James White '51
    Joseph Ceva '51
    Arthur Whitley '51
    Andrew Staiano '51
    John T. Sposito '52 '67
    David L. Hawke '52
    Fred Crimi '52
    Warren Pelmas '52
    Conrad Cultraro '52
    Andre H. Sigal '53
    Dr. Salvatore Divita '53
    George Fredericks '53
    Norbert Talbert '53
    Donald Cannon '53
    Eugene Jordan '53
    Mario Pinto '54
    Isadore Lieberman '54
    Melvin Lawson '54
    John T. Slattery '54
    Jack Hardoff '55
    Peter Dollard '55 '59 '63
    Stephen Nemeth '56
    LTC H. Kern '56 '65
    Olev Paul '56
    Irwin Koved '57
    William Higgins '57
    Frank Schrey '57
    Dr. Arnold Reisman '58
    Harvey M. Fox '58 '61
    Matthew Costello '59
    Emory Berman '60
    Albert Hepp '60
    Ross Lohr '60 '64
    James Carew '63
    Robert Kopera '63
    Edward Pagan '64
    Murray Rosen '66
    Dr. Philip Balaban '67
    Dr. Leonard Indyk '68
    Hendrik Gerrit Bos Jr. '69
    Jeffrey Hallock '69 '71
    Frederick Zimmer '69
    John Audesirk '70
    David Ackerman '71
    Dr. Joseph Pirraglia '71
    John Krausz '73
    Lee Sullivan '73
    Thomas Cahill '75 '84
    Pasquale Villani '76 '82
    Neil Mosesson '80
    Dr. Joseph Jannone '87

    Dr. Frank Collins
    Dr. Paul Doty