LEAH GASENDO 77 and ROBERT Y. NISHIDA 79
TOMSON T. ONG 81, MPA 84, DPA 92, and INGER A. ARMOUR 82
MARK GLASKY 83 and Naomi Beth Weiss
MICHELLE NUSZKIEWICZ 89, JD 92, and ERIC S. BLUM JD 92
BETH ROSENSTEIN 89 and Barry Silver
KAREN D. FULLENWIDER 92 and JAMES R. FOGERSON 93
PIPER WILLHITE 92 and Deacon Turner
MICHAEL PIERCE 93 and Seana Singh
BRUCE MacFARLANE FURNISS 79 and Sharon Marie (Salem) Furniss, twins, Troy Timothy Salem Furniss and Brooke Marie Meier Furniss. Troy, Brooke and older brother Kyle Christopher MacFarlane Furniss are the nephews and niece of William Wallace Furniss, Jr. 74, MS 76, and Donna Marie (Patrick) Furniss 74, Steven Charles Furniss 76 and Linda Susan (Ramirez) Furniss 76, and Craig Scott Furniss 81 and Janice Elizabeth (Hart) Furniss 81
MARC SHISHIMA 80 and Pamela Shishima, a daughter, Emily Masako. She is the granddaughter of Bill Shishma 57 and Emi (Nishikawa) Shishima 56, and the niece of Kimberly Hirano MSW 98
LEWIS WILKENFELD 81 and Serena Brooks Wilkenfeld, a son, Jesse David
BRYAN ALAN ALLMAN 82 and DEBRA LYNN (KESSLER) ALLMAN 85, a daughter, Hanna Elizabeth. She is the granddaughter of Ralph B. Allman, Jr. 57, DDS 62, MS 66, and Sigrid (Husted) Allman 58; great granddaughter of R. Paul Husted DDS 16; niece of Scott D. Allman 80, DDS 84, and Laura (Allman) Schenasi 82; great-grand niece of Michael Yelovich JD 38; and grand niece of Rolf Husted 54
LISA POPOVICH 82 and Rick Newton, their second daughter, Alexandra MacKenzie Newton. She is the niece of Karen (Popovich) Levyn 72, MS 73, Thomas Levyn 71, JD 74, and Lynn Popovich MS 74. Lisa Popovich is a cousin of J. Kristoffer Popovich 65, MBA 70, who with his wife, Jane Hoffman Popovich 65, made the lead gift of $5 million for construction of the Marshall School of Business new graduate building.
JEAN (GILBERT) CRUZ 83 and David Cruz, a daughter, Dominque Sara
LAWRENCE GOODKIND 84 and MARYANN (LINK) GOODKIND 84, JD 87, a daughter, Alexandra Elizabeth. She is the niece of Teriann Link 87 and joins her brothers, David, 6, and Douglas, 4
DAINA PETRONIS-KASPUTIS 84, EMBA 95, and Virgilius Kasputis, a daughter, Nina Gabriela
MELISSA (McEWEN) RIJ 84 and P. David Rij, a son, Colton David. His joins his brother, Cameron, 41/2
KEVIN C. WATKINS 84, a son, Charles Frederick. He is the grandson of Charles F. Watkins, Jr. 59, the great-grandson of the late Charles F. Watkins IV 29, the nephew of Timothy G. Watkins 87 and the grand nephew of Karen Custer 60
KAREN (HAUSLEIN) BOWMAN 85 and John Bowman, a son, Jordan Lowell. He is the grandson of Herman (Bud) Hauslein 52, JD 55, and joins his sisters, Lauren, 5, and Devon, 3
STEVE FRIEDMAN 85 and Suzy Friedman, a son, Oliver Taylor. He is the nephew of Fritz Battcher 94 and Kimberly (Friedman) Battcher 94
NANCY (RENNE) TRAGARZ 85 and Ken Tragarz, their second son, David James
NIGEL P. DELAHUNTY MS 86 and LESA (HELFOND) DELAHUNTY 87, a son, Nathan Patrick. He joins brothers Ian Michael and Andrew Joseph. Their relatives include Russell G. Helfond 81, Randy G. Helfond 82 and Lisa (Tate) Helfond 86
CAROLYN E. (JENSEN) GODLEWSKI MS 86 and Wayne W. Godlewski, a son, Erik Joseph. He is the nephew of Gerard M. Jensen PhD 93
CHRISTINE A. (SANCHEZ) ROCKHOLT RDH 87 and Daniel L. Rockholt, a boy, Ryan Mikael
RONALD R. STETTLER 87, MBA 93, and JOSEPHINE MANZANO-STETTLER 88, a daughter, Isabella Victoria
BHANU (ANTON) CRUZ 88 and DENNIS R. CRUZ MS 96, a daughter, Jordan Alexa. She is the granddaughter of Ernesto A. Cruz MS 72 and the niece of Carlota (Cruz) Nepomuceno 84, Viji (Anton) Shook 89 and Douglas E. Shook, MA 87, PhD 88
LORI KIMIKO HODGSON 88, PhD 93, and DONALD FRANZ HODGSON PhD 90, a daughter, Anneliese Kimiko Hodgson
GINA (JARRIN) KEIR 88 and Andy Keir, a daughter, Grace Jarrin Keir. She is the niece of Al Jarrin 84, JD 87
DARRYL LENHARDT 88 and Jennifer C. Lenhardt, a boy, Aaron Matthew
ALYSON K. MIZUNO-KUBO PharmD 88 and Gregory Kubo, a son, Spencer Evan Kubo
BRIAN S. RHODES 88 and ANNA (SAUCEDO) RHODES 94, a son, Brandon Joseph. He is the nephew of Marcos Olivas 98
SHANNAE RICKARDS 88, PhD 95, and Steven Chatoff, a son, Alexander Tyler. He is the grandson of Robert Rickards 64
CHARLES ISGAR PhD 89 and RACHEL ISGAR MPA 90, PhD 93, a son, Charles Samuel
JOHN MARK 89 and Elizabeth (Bowling) Mark, a son, Jensen Kristopher. He joins sister Kelsey, 3
PAULA (HUNT) McMENAMIN 89 and Bill McMenamin, a daughter, Victoria Anne. She is the niece of Cynthia Hunt 82
BRIAN PENDLETON 90, MRED 91, and ARLENE (TOY) PENDLETON 90, a son, Shane Michael. He joins brother Matthew, 2. They are the grandsons of Elaine (Pendleton) McCann EdD 87 and George Don Toy PharmD 58
KEITH ELDER 91 and JESSICA (ZADA) ELDER 91, a boy, Blake
GAIL (LANGILLE) FREEDMAN MBA 92, a son, Joseph Noble Freedman
PAUL HOLDEN 92 and Wendy Holden, their second daughter, Miranda Elizabeth
MARC FERTIG 92 and Lisa Fertig, a son, Spencer Chief. He is the great-grandson of the late C.H. Chief Fertig 60, the late Wesley Hooper 34, and Lois (Barrett) Grover 37; the grandson of Craig Fertig 65 and Nancy (Hooper) Fertig 64; the nephew of Jennifer Fertig 93, Trudi (Fertig) Marinovich 62, Linda (Hooper) Dietz 60, the late Bruce Fertig 49, and the late Perry Fertig 51; and the cousin of Traci (Marinovich) Grove 88 and Todd Marinovich 91
JUANIE N. WALKER PhD 94 and Michael G. Walker, a boy, Jacob Oliver Lane.
ROBERT H. HALL 32, of Pearland, Texas; Feb. 23. He attended USC on a track and field scholarship, competing in the shot put and discuss. He also played left tackle on the football team in the early 1930s.
JOHN FORREST FRANKLIN 44, of Sherman Oaks, Calif.; Feb. 3, after a long illness caused by a severe stroke. Born in Montana on May 30, 1922, he attended high school in San Diego and then entered USC, majoring in business. In 1944 he graduated from the USC NROTC and was commissioned ensign USNR. He served in World War II on an LST in the Pacific Ocean. Franklin was employed for many years by Sues, Young, Brown and Co. in its Zenith Television Division. He retired early and began a second career in building and managing apartments in the greater Los Angeles area. In 1984, after working on the 40th reunion for his USC NROTC graduating class, he played a prominent role in organizing the USC NROTC Alumni League, which today has a membership of some 1,500. His leadership and interest in the organization was conveyed to all of the 65 NROTC units throughout the United States in a package of instructions he prepared and sent them with encouragement to form other alumni leagues. Franklin married his wife, Dorothy, in 1949. She survives him together with a son, John, a daughter, Jean, four grandchildren and two brothers. His ashes were buried at sea with those of a son who preceded him in death. The family invites any of his shipmates and friends who care to do so to make a donation in his name to the University of Southern California NROTC Alumni League at the USC NROTC command office.
LOIS ELIZABETH ELLFELDT PhD 46, of Laguna Beach, Calif.; May 7. She was professor emerita at USC, where she was founder and chair of the dance major and director of dance for 32 years. During her tenure she chaired 53 MA theses and was a member of 44 other committees. She also chaired 28 PhD committees and served as a member of 52. Additionally, she was a member of 16 MA and PhD committees in cinema, anthropology, music, drama and performing arts. She directed more than 50 formal concerts by the USC Dance Group, and her lectures, demonstrations, concerts for schools, community groups and the general public numbered more than 350. Born in Paw Paw, Mich., and educated in the Florida public schools, she earned her BS degree from George Washington University, her MS from Wellesley College, and her PhD from USC. Her professional training included study with leading pioneers of dance in Germany, Switzerland, New York, Washington, DC, and the Denishawn and Bennington schools of dance. Throught her career, Ellfeldt was an active consultant and participant in community concerns, and provided leadership and service to many professional organizations. As a writer she contributed articles to various journals and authored six books, including Primer for Choreographers, Dance Production and Dance from Magic to Art. She co-authored Exercise for Mature Adults with C.L. Lowman. Her work with the National Dance Association spanned more than 40 years, including service as its president from 1956 to 1958. She was the 1984 recipient of the NDA Scholar Award and, in 1987, was selected for NDAs highest honor, the Dance Heritage Award. Among her other honors were: president, USC Faculty Club; president, Delta Epsilon; and fellow, American Academy of Physical Education.
RICHARD LEE ALLEN 47, of Bellvue, Wash.; March 10. He was 73. He graduated from Dorsey High School in Los Angeles in 1942 and served as a lieutenant junior grade in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at USC, where he met his future wife, Patricia Lenton. They were married in 1947. During his business career in Los Angeles, Allen served as executive vice-president for the Flintkote Company. Moving to Washington state in 1976, he served as vice president at Northwest Steel Rolling Mills until his retirement in 1984. Survivors include his wife, five children, 14 grandchildren and a brother.
MURRAY M. SNEDDON 47, of Bishop, Calif.; Sept. 28, at the age of 77. Born in Winnipeg, Canada, he was a World War II veteran, a former member of Burbank (Calif.) Methodist Church, Burbank Art Association and an art teacher at Emerson and Olive Vista Junior High Schools. He also belonged to the American Ex-Prisoners of War and the American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor, Inc. Survivors include his wife, Fiona, a son, two daughters, six grandchildren and a sister.
JACK TROUT 47, MS 48, of San Juan Capistrano, Calif.; May 2, at the age of 76. The former USC sprint star was a member of the Trojans legendary four-man squad that won the NCAA team track and field title in 1943. Trout joined teammates Cliff Bourland, Edsel Curry and Doug Miller to score 46 points 7 more points than runner-up California to win the 1943 NCAA meet in Evanston, Ill. He finished second in both the 100- and 220-yard dash in the meet. A week later, the quartet won the National Junior AAU team title in New York, where Trout placed second in both the 100- and 200-meter dashes. Trouts best times at USC were 9.6 in the 100-yard dash and 21.0 in the 220-yard dash. He spent his professional career at Bakersfield (Calif.) High, serving as assistant principal, football coach and track coach. He is survived by his wife, Wanda, two daughters and three granddaughters.
EVAN MORRIS ADAMS 49, of Mount Vernon, Ohio; May 9, of an apparent heart attack. He was born Dec. 18, 1922, in Chicago, Ill., and graduated from El Monte (Calif.) High School. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, with the rank of lieutenant, as a carrier-based fighter pilot serving with Air Group 23 in the Pacific Theater. He earned the decorations of Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, and Presidential Unit Commendation. He earned his BA in anthropology from USC and his master of divinity degree from Grace Theological Seminary in Winona Lake, Ind. From 1952 to 1961 he served as a founder and superintendent of Brethren Navajo Gospel Mission and School in Counselors, N.M. From 1961 to 1970 he served as Southern California Director for Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship. In 1970 he moved to Santa Barbara, Calif., to accept the position of chaplain of Westmont College and in 1974 founded the Carmen Deo Community Center for Christian Studies. He moved to Richland County, Ohio, in 1985 to restore the Rummel Mill outside Butler, Ohio, and also operated a bed and breakfast there. Since 1989 he had served as an adjunct professor in humanities at North Central Technical College in Mansfield, Ohio. He was a member of Grace Fellowship Church in Mount Vernon. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Joan; three sons and daughters-in-law; two daughters; 10 grandchildren; two brothers; and a sister.
JACK WILLIAM EWING 50, of Houston, Texas; March 19, of cancer. He was born in St. Louis, Mo., on Dec. 6, 1927. He served as a paratrooper in the U.S. Army. While at USC he was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity. When he graduated he went to work for Aetna Life and Casualty, where his career spanned 39 years and he served as the manager of the employee benefits division in Houston. He earned his CLU designation and won many awards from his company. Ewing was a generous volunteer in his community, serving as an ordained deacon of St. Philip Presbyterian Church, police commissioner of the Hunters Creek Village Police Department and water board commissioner of the Memorial Villages Water Authority. He was also elected city councilman of Hunters Creek Village. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Ruth, two sons, two daughters, seven grandchildren and a sister. Ewing donated his body to the University of Texas Houston Medical School.
F.J. (JOE) McGUIGAN 50, PhD 51, of San Diego, Calif.; April 8, of complications from cancer, at the age of 73. He was an internationally recognized scholar in the areas of cognitive psychophysiology, research methodology and progressive relaxation, and held the title of distinguished research professor and director of the Institute for Stress Management at San Diegos United States International University, where he had been a member of the psychology faculty since 1983. From the time he earned his PhD at USC through the mid-1970s, he held various academic appointments at institutions throughout the country. He was the recipient of several national and international awards, including the medals of Sechenov and Anokhin from the USSR Academy of Medical Sciences and from the Union of Scientists of Bulgaria. The American Psychological Foundation recognized him with its Distinguished Teaching Award and the Gold Medal Award for lifetime achievement in the application of psychology. McGuigan was nominated in 1995 and 1996 for the Nobel Prize in physiology. He is survived by his wife, Betty, two daughters, a son and two grandchildren.
ROXIE FLORENCE (DEWEESE) MORRIS MA 50, of Downey, Calif.; Feb. 7. She was a professor at USC for 25 years and at CSU Northridge for 11 years. Born July 6, 1907, she graduated from Iowa State Teachers College with BA in physical education in 1929. She married Donald Riley Morris in 1942. Her awards included the USC Associates Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1966; the Award for Excellence in Teaching at CSU Northridge in 1972; the Lucy Blair Service Award from the American Physical Therapy Association for contributions to the field of physical therapy in 1972; the Award for Excellence in Physical Therapy Education by the American Physical Therapy Association in 1977; and she was named professor emeritus at CSU Northridge in 1977. Survivors include two children, eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
JAMES RENSLAER SOLUM 50, of Huntington Harbour, Calif.; March 9, of cancer. His affection for USC extends back to his undergraduate days, when he used a bugle to start The Charge tune, a tradition quickly adopted by the USC Marching Band and now used by almost every sports team in the U.S. His family plans to present the original bugle to the USC Alumni House for display. While a student at USC, Solum was also a Charter member and president of the USC Ski Club. He was a member of Cardinal and Gold. For the last 36 years he was the founder, president and CEO of Solum Oil Tool Corporation and Soenco Corporation. Born March 30, 1926, in Huntington Park, Calif., and educated there through high school, he served in the U.S. Navy during World II before attending USC. He was chairman of the board and president of B & W Incorporated before forming Solum Oil Tool Corporation, and became an internationally recognized authority on sand control of petroleum wells. Under the sponsorship of the U.S. Commerce Department, he lectured on well completion and enhanced oil recovery at universities in all major oil producing areas of the world. He was also an active lecturer at the USC School of Engineering on different aspects of petroleum engineering. A highly acclaimed inventor in the petro-chemical industry, Solum held some 50 patents in the U.S. and abroad. He belonged to numerous professional, philanthropic and social organizations, and was an avid sportsman, including bird hunter, skier, tennis player, scuba diver, fisherman and offshore power-boat racer. His Wild Won cabin cruiser still holds the world speed record for that now-discontinued class. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Frances; son Mark Solum 75 and daughter-in-law Brenda; son Eric Solum 78 and daughter-in-law Ellen; brother Conrad Solum, Jr. 56, LLB 59, and sister-in-law Alli Solum 59; brother Clayton Solum; nephews Michael Solum 94 and Lawrence Solum; nieces Lorraine Middleton 85, Kami Miller 86, and Kathleen Solum; a sister, Peggy Gonzales; and seven grandchildren. The USC Norris Cancer Hospital Auxiliary has established a research fund in James Solums name.
JOE BOYD NOBLE 51, of Hermosa Beach, Calif.; March 7. He was a long-time supporter of USC athletics and the USC Libraries. The Noble Plaza at the entrance of Heritage Hall is named for him and his wife, Betty Cappelle Noble 48. Joe Noble was born on Jan. 16, 1926, in Brookland, Ark. He moved to Hermosa Beach, Calif., in 1937, attended Pier Avenue Grammar School, and graduated from Redondo Union High School in 1943 and from El Camino College in 1948. In 1961 he founded Noble Realty Company in Manhattan Beach. He was president of the South Bay Board of Realtors in 1972. The City of Hermosa Beach named him Man of the Year in 1971; he served on the citys planning commission for 11 years. In 1996, Noble Park in Hermosa Beach and Noble Plaza at Redondo Union High School were both named in his honor. Noble Walk at Little Company of Mary Hospital was dedicated in 1997. Last year he was also named an outstanding alumnus at both Redondo Union High School and El Camino College. At USC he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and Skull and Dagger honorary society. He had a lengthy association as a volunteer for his alma mater, serving as president of the USC South Bay Alumni Club in 1972 and president of the USC Associated Alumni Clubs in 1979. He was a member of USC Cardinal and Gold, Scholarship Club, Associates, Spirit of Troy, Trojan Club and the board of directors of the Friends of the USC Libraries. A wing of the Leavey Library is named for Noble and his wife. In 1982 USC bestowed upon him the Tommy Award for distinguished alumni. In 1995 Noble and his wife donated a 1928 Model A Ford convertible pick-up to the USC Athletic Department, which in turn raffled it off at the USC-UCLA football game that year, raising more than $19,000 and purchasing a new 15-passenger van for the department. Noble is survived by his wife, sons Cameron and Bradley, and five grandchildren. The family has asked that donations be sent to the Noble Youth Fund at Redondo Union High School, 631 Vincent Park, Redondo Beach, Calif., 90277.
CARL H. ZEISE 52, of South Gate, Calif.; March 24, of cancer, at the age of 78. He served the City of South Gate as public works director and city engineer for seven years and chief administrative officer for 15 years. From 1983 until 1997 he was director for Central Basin Municipal Water District. He was a member of Tau Beta Pi and Chi Epsilon, honorary scholastic societies, and SCAPA Praetors. He is survived by Harriet, his wife of 52 years, daughters Carol, Lauren and Kristen, son Eric and seven grandchildren.
ARTHUR LERNER PhD 53, MA 64, PhD 68, of Los Angeles; April 1, of a stroke, at the age of 83. He was a clinical psychologist, poet and professor who pioneered the use of poetry therapy in Southern California. An orphan growing up in Chicago, Lerner had his first poem published when he was only 7. As he matured, he became intrigued with the power of poetry to help people express their feelings. He moved to Los Angeles during military service in World War II. He became a poet-in-residence at the Woodview-Calabasas Psychiatric Hospital in Calabasas and practiced there for 16 years. He then practiced at Van Nuys Hospital for more than a dozen years and later at Daniel Freeman Marina Hospital in Marina del Rey. Lerner taught psychology and the uses of poetry therapy at UCLA and Los Angeles City College, in seminars across the country, and to classes as young as kindergarten. He founded the Poetry Institute in Encino to train other therapists, helped organize the National Association for Poetry Therapy to certify them, and wrote, along with several books of poetry, Poetry in the Therapeutic Experience. Widowed after 43 years of marriage to Matilda Fisher, Lerner is survived by his companion, Marilyn Tentler, and several nieces and nephews.
GEORGE S. BUCHER 56, of San Diego, Calif.; Nov. 14. A graduate in business, he was a self-employed CPA. He is survived by his wife, Beverly.
HERMAN G. SNODGRASS 63, of La Mesa, Calif.; Feb. 19, at the age of 62. He was born in Riverside, Calif., and lived most of his life in the East County. He was a jet fighter instructor and later flew flights in Vietnam. After the war he studied finance and real estate, and met his future wife, Saundra Sue Olsen 63. She died last October after 35 years of marriage. Snodgrass joined United Airlines in 1966 as a flight engineer and put in more than 20 years as a pilot on the carriers trans-Pacific routes. He was a 747 captain when he reached the mandatory pilot retirement age of 60 but continued with the airlines as a flight engineer. He also served 20 years in the Air Force Reserve and retired with the rank of major. He is survived by three daughters, a son, two sisters and seven grandchildren.
RICHARD DENNIS SHIRLEY 69, of Vacaville, Calif.; in April. He was the chairman of Solano Countys Republican Central Committee. Born March 16, 1946, in Vallejo, Calif., he had worked at McClellan Air Force Base, the State of California and the Sacramento County Sheriffs Department. He became interested in politics as a young man when he joined the Young Americans for Freedom, a political group comprised mostly of high school and college age students. He is survived by his parents and a brother.
REBECCA SEWARD ROLPH 70, PhD 79, of South Pasadena, Calif.; Sept. 7, of cancer. Born in 1949, she spent her early years both in the U.S. and overseas in Japan and England. After two years at Scripps College, Claremont, she transferred to USC, earning her BA in history and international relations, graduating magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi. Chosen for USCs Summer Program abroad in Cambridge, she developed an abiding interest in England. Rolph was awarded the Cabot Fellowship at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, receiving her MA in 1971. She returned to USC for her doctorate in British history under the chairmanship of President John R. Hubbard in 1979, doing her field research at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and the Lambeth Palace Archives. During her years at USC she was academic advisor in the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and a long-time advisor for the NROTC unit, as well as a lecturer in British and modern history. After joining Cal State L.A., she taught ancient history and humanities until her illness. She was a life member of the USC Alumni Association. She is survived by her parents, Hammond and Julia Rolph.
LESLYE BRAGG NUNNELLY 71, of San Marino, Calif.; March 4, of cancer. She grew up in Fresno, Calif., and was one of the early women graduates of the business school. After passing all parts of the CPA exam while still at USC, she went to work for Peat Marwick Mitchell and specialized in taxation. In 1976 she joined the Atlantic Richfield Company in Los Angeles and ascended to various management positions in the tax department. At the time of her death, she was the associate general tax officer for ARCO Products and Transportation Company. Nunnelly was active in the Delta Gamma sorority while at USC and later in life, and was a member of the USC Alumni Association and the Scholarship Club. She is survived by her husband, Gary 74, and son, Patrick.
DAVID LEE HAMILTON 73, of Hacienda Heights, Calif.; Aug. 7, 1997, of lung cancer. He was born in Indiana, Penn., on Sept. 16, 1936. He married in 1959 and migrated to the Los Angeles area. The majority of his career was spent in quality control. After 16 years of employment with McDonnell Douglas Corporation, he was arranging for an early retirement when he died. He is survived by his wife, Jeannette (Jan); his son, Kevin, a 1997 graduate of UC San Diego; and his mother, a sister, a brother and six nieces and nephews.
ALBERT K. MOSS DDS 75, of Arcadia, Calif.; Sept. 15, 1997, at the age of 57. He served in the U.S. Navy in Vietnam as a river patrol boat captain. Following service he returned to school and graduated from the USC dental school. He practiced in Woodland Hills until health problems forced his retirement. Moss was a volunteer Scoutmaster for a Woodland Hills Boy Scout troop. Survivors include his mother, sister, and 14-year-old son, Cole, and many friends and colleagues.
SARA BERMAN MSW 78, of Los Angeles; March 31, of internal injuries suffered when she was struck by a car. She was 53. Berman was the Los Angeles County director of adoptions. She had worked for the county since 1967, in the departments of Public Social Services and Mental Health and the Chief Administrative Office. She joined the Department of Children and Family Services in 1988 and became chief of adoptions a year later. She is survived by her mother, two sisters, five nieces and nephews, and her companion, Edward Newman.
KATHLEEN M. GENTILE MA 90, of Los Angeles; Feb. 22, of multisystem amyloidosis. She was born in Salinas, Calif., on Jan. 4, 1949. She received her BA from Mount St. Marys College in 1984 and was a lecturer in sociology and gerontology at the college for three years. She served in several positions at UCLA, most recently at the Medical Centers Center on Aging. She is survived by her husband, Joseph MPA 77; her three daughters, Kelly, Kristi and Kerri; and two stepchildren, Kim (Gentile) Gassner 80 and Kevin Gentile 82.
PATRICIA PENNEY BENNETT, of Los Angeles; Jan. 15, of a brain aneurysm. She was 72. A public relations executive in Los Angeles for more than 50 years, she taught public relations at USC and served on the Public Relations Advisory Committee. Born in Arkansas, Penney earned her journalism degree at the University of Kansas and an MBA from Pepperdine University. She was a member of the board of the Visiting Nurses Assn. and a member of the Committee of Professional Women. She was elected one of the first 25 honorees of the Honor Roll for Women in Public Relations and was the first woman named Distinguished Professional of the Year by the Public Relations Society of America.
DANIEL A. GRANT of San Diego, Calif.; April 7. He was a professor of clinical dentistry at the USC School of Dentistry for over 45 years. He received his DDS from New York University College of Dentistry and studied advanced periodontology at USC. He contributed extensively to the periodontal literature and lectured throughout the world for professional and scientific societies. In 1973, Grant served as assistant chairman of the council on research of the American Dental Association. He was on the council of the American Society of Periodontists, director of the American Board of Periodontology, associate editor of Periodontics, and a member of the International Association of Dental Research. He was the recipient of the Orban Memorial Award named in honor of his former mentor, periodontist Balint Orban. He worked as senior author of Orbans Periodontic, a standard text on the discipline which was published in six editions and several languages.
WILLIAM ASHTON HARRIS, JR., of West Los Angeles; Jan. 8, after a short illness. He was 67. A professor and former chairman of mathematics in the USC College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, he was an internationally known and respected expert on ordinary differential equations. His research won funding from the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Army Research Office. He joined the faculty in 1970 as a full professor, after moving up the professorial ranks from instructor (1958) to professor of mathematics (1968-70) at the University of Minnesota, where he earned his PhD. He chaired USCs mathematics department from 1977 to 1984 and was active on many university-wide committees, including the Faculty Council of the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. Harris was the editor of the SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics (1970-76) and the journal Nonlinear Analysis (1976-1983). He is survived by his wife, Phyllis, two children and two grandchildren.
ROBERT A. NASLUND, of Llano, Calif.; April 20, after a long illness, at the age of 84. A faculty member for 26 years in the USC School of Education, he served a total of nine years as chairman of the department of elementary education, and from 1973 to 1976 he was founding chairman of the department of curriculum and instruction. He was a key architect of USCs doctoral program in elementary education. In 1987, Naslund and his wife donated $1.5 million to establish the Robert A. Naslund Chair in Curriculum Theory at the School of Education. It was the schools first endowed chair. Naslund was born May 14, 1914, in Dunkirk, N.Y. He attended Dunkirk High School, began his teaching career in 1936 in a one-room rural school in Arkwright, N.Y., and earned a BS degree in education from SUNY Buffalo in 1942. After a series of teaching and administrative appointments to elementary and secondary schools in upstate New York, he moved to Northern California, where he served as general supervisor of instruction (1945-47) and director of instruction (1947-49) for Modoc County schools. A graduate student at Stanford University from 1949 to 1950, he received his EdD degree there in 1951. Naslund joined the USC School of Education as a visiting professor in 1950 and was named an assistant professor in 1951, associate professor in 1952, and full professor in 1959. He retired from teaching in 1976. He is survived by his wife, Mildred.
HAROLD S. SPEAR of Pasadena, Calif.; Feb. 2, 1993, of a heart attack, at the age of 65. He was a popular teacher of organizational behavior and Human Relations and Leadership while an associate professor of management in the USC business school from 1961 to 1970. He served as chair of the University Committee on Student Life and the University Senate. His wife, Nancy, is working on a collection of his writings, which he called markings, after the book by Dag Hammarskjold. Former students and faculty colleagues are invited to contact her at 275 S. Marengo Ave., Apt. 12, Pasadena, CA 91101-2725. Besides his wife, he is survived by his children and two grandchildren.
CHARLES NOEL WADDELL of Torrance, Calif.; April 21, of cancer. He was an emeritus professor at USC and an expert on nuclear and solid-state physics. Waddell was born Nov. 11, 1922, in Omaha Neb. His undergraduate studies at the University of Omaha were cut short by World War II, when he served in the U.S. Navy as an electronics instructor at Treasure Island, Calif., and a radio instructor for the U.S. Army Signal Corps. After the war, Waddell completed a BA degree in physics at UC Berkeley. He worked for several years as a physicist in Berkeleys radiation laboratory and earned a doctorate in physics there in 1958. He then joined the USC faculty as an assistant professor of physics and began an experimental program using the universitys 30 MeV proton linear accelerator. He rose to an associate professorship and was appointed deputy chief investigator at USCs nuclear physics laboratory in 1965. When USCs linear accelerator was phased out early in 1970, Waddell continued his nuclear physics research with the 50 MeV cyclotron at UCLA and, later, with the 800 MeV linear accelerator at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory. In the summers from 1972 until his retirement, he conducted materials science research at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C. He was named a full professor in 1985 and was awarded emeritus status when he retired from teaching in 1990. Survivors include his wife, Marjorie, four sons, two daughters and nine grandchildren.
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