LESLIE KAREN FREEDLE 78, MS 81, and RONALD JAMES BOREN 79
JILL ELIZABETH BIGGINS 83 and PAUL JON GERBRACHT
KIMBERLY JO THOMAN 94 and LUKE DAVID EMERY 83
Carolyn O. Flinn and CLARENCE E. FOSTER III 84
BEVERLY FONG 85 and Bryan Nagao
MEGHAN ANN WHITE 87 and ROBERT LAWRENCE SKINNER 85, JD 90
Elizabeth C. Gretter and NICHOLAS J. SPARE PhD 85
Lauri L. Hooten and SCOTT R. NELSON 86
LISA (MARIA) MADDOCKS 88 and Michael Maddocks
SHERYL D. BAGSBY MSW 89 and Erskine Frison, Jr.
KELLY LYNN MESSER 89 and CHARLES WOODY DUTTON III 90
BRIDGET HOLT 90 and Cesar Canizales
GINA (DAMORE) BARONE 91 and GREG BARONE 92
ELAINE F. LAHEY 91 and Todd C. Spenla
Melinda Lane and SCOTT TAMKIN 91
JUDITH BATLINER 91 and TROY WATSON 87, MS 90
Christine Ann Roberts and ERIC DAVID BERG 92
MICHELLE BOUSE 92 and Fernando G. Volonte
Lisa R. Shatzkin and MICHAEL A. FISCHER MPA 92
BARBARA NIELSON 92 and DAVID E. TROUTT 91
JULIE L. KNUDSEN MA 93 and BLAKE WARNER MBA 94
JANET M. WORTHINGTON 93 and SERGIO J. SIDERMAN 94
Denise Renee Weber and JEFFREY ALAN LEECH 95
JACQUELINE K. HARLAN 95 and DANIEL M. STIEGLER DDS 95
PHYLLIS DEMBOWSKI CHRISMAN 78 and James D. Chrisman, a daughter, Claire Elizabeth Chrisman. She is the niece of the late Patricia Dembowski Pilger 72, John F. Pilger 71, Nancy Dembowski Drexel 71 and Scott J. Drexel 71
SYDNEY KNOTT 78 and John J. Knott II, a girl, Mary Elizabeth Knott
DONALD VILLAFANA 78 and Betty Villafana, a son, Mark Donald
MARIO ZANDSTRA 79 and Lynelle Zandstra, a boy, Daniel Joseph
WILLIAM J. (BILL) GROSS 80 and Nanci J. (Fredd) Gross, a daughter, Eliana Joy
COLLEEN TOBIN DAVIDSON 81 and Scott Davidson, a son, Daniel John Charles Davidson
MAYLENE MISSAKIAN GLIDEWELL 81, MD 85, and Harold Glidewell, twins, Marissa Lenore and Michael Gregory. They are the grandchildren of Michael Missakian MD 58 and niece and nephew of Marylisa Missakian Boghosian 85
BRIAN L. JUNG 81 and Brenda Akemi Jung, a daughter, Kara Mayumi. She is the granddaughter of Frank L. Jung 51 and Loretta Jung 54
AVERY BAYLE BARTH 82 and Andrew Francis Barth, a daughter, Avery Vivian Barth. She is the sister of Emily Carmen, Catherine Laima and Andrew Francis Barth, Jr., and niece and goddaughter of David Mason Bayle and Kathleen Flynn Bayle 83
THAYER WEDDLE GARRETT 82 and Michael Garrett, a daughter, Kelly Ashton. She is the niece of Jeff Weddle 80
EUGENE GEDNOV 82 and TANIA (KRYWCUN) GEDNOV 82, two sons, Alexander Eugene and Nikolai Eugene
KIM S. WHITNEY 82 and LINDA K. (HORST) WHITNEY 83, a daughter, Alyssa Marie. She is the niece of Pamela Horst Conner 78 and Todd C. Whitney 81
LISA DiLUCCA BUDDECKE 83 and DAVID BUDDECKE 84, a second daughter, Sara Prudent
MARK CREAMER MBA 83 and THERESA (BEILER) CREAMER 79, a daughter, Christina Lynn
SCOTT A. KAPPES 83 and Tracy Kappes, a son, Brent Alan. He is the grandson of Richard Kappes 53 and Judie Neithart Kappes 56 and the nephew of Kristen Kappes Aiello 81
DAVID E. LUTFI 83 and Christine A. Lutfi, a daughter, Amy Michelle
DIANE JARRETT NACZI MBA 83 and Ed Naczi, twin boys, Griffin Jarrett and Connor Edward
JAY TAPP 83 and Lori Tapp, a daughter, Ashlyn Danielle
GREGORY M. ANDERSON 84 and ROBIN J. FIENE ANDERSON 85, a daughter, Kendall Jean. She is the granddaughter of Gordon M. Anderson 54 and Elizabeth A. Pugh Anderson 57, and the grandniece of Edith Anderson Caldwell 55
CHARLES SMITH 85, MPL 90, and SCARLETT (YAMADA) SMITH 84, a daughter, Alyssa Emiko Smith
MARGARET ARMSTRONG HAMM 85, MBA 89, and Roger D. Hamm, a daughter, Sydney Mayhew Hamm
PAMELA SUSAN NORRIS KAY 85 and Valentine Kay, a son, Dillon Valentine Kay
NICHOLAS J. SPARE PhD 85 and Elizabeth C. Gretter, a son, Ethan Carrington
DIANE DiMARCO DAVIS 86 and John Davis, a son, Sean Peter Davis. He is the grandson of Anthony DiMarco 50 and nephew of Linda DiMarco 79
MICHAEL J. SIEBER 86 and TAMARA L. (TOLLNER) SIEBER 86, a daughter, Kendall Grace. She is the granddaughter of former USC football coach Ted Tollner, the niece of Bruce A. Tollner 87 and Lisa L. (Gordon) Tollner 89, and the goddaughter of Lisa A. (Bourgeois) Marquart 85 and Vincent G. Zaninovich 84
KAREN-LEIGH (JAMISON) BEATTY 87 and KYLE JAMES BEATTY 87, a girl, Kyleigh Anne Beatty
KATHRYN TOTTEN SEVERINO 87 and MARK SEVERINO, a son, Hunter Thomas Severino. He is the nephew of David Severino 88
JONATHAN NG PharmD 88 and BETTY K. NG PharmD 88, a son, Nathan Wy-Ming Ng. He is the nephew of Anne K. Ng 87
DONALD RITTER, Jr. 88 and DENISE RITTER, a son, Donald Gene Ritter
DEBRA ANN SANDSTROM VEGH 89 and Marcus Stephen Vegh, a daughter, Annelisa Victoria. She is the niece of Susan Sandstrom Mehler 84 and Thomas Dale Vegh MBA 90
CHARLES ISGAR PhD 89 and RACHEL ISGAR MPA 90, PhD 93, a girl, Elizabeth Anne Isgar
MICHAEL PETTIT 90 and Connie Pettit, a daughter, Renee Michelle
KRISTEN (BIRCH) CEDERLIND 91 and Michael Cederlind, a boy, Ryan Michael. He is the grandson of Larry Birch EdD 69 and the nephew of Karen (Birch) Goldberg MA 89
ROBERT A. HONNER 18, of Pacific Palisades, Calif.; July 27, at the age of 99. He was involved with USC for more than 80 years, beginning with his entrance to the university in 1914. In subsequent years, he served as acting comptroller, president of the Half-Century Club and retained membership in many organizations, including various alumni clubs, Sigma Chi and Cardinal and Gold. He was an ardent and loyal supporter of USC, attending home football games well into his 90s.
RUTH NICHOLS VAN METER LLB 21, of Chino, Calif.; July 20. She was 102. Born in Winfield, Kan., she lived in Southern California most of her life and was a self-employed attorney. She is survived by a daughter and three grandsons.
MARJORIE McCOMBER DeLAND 24, of Newport Beach, Calif.; July 22. She was born in Los Angeles in 1903. While at USC, she was secretary of the freshman class, vice president of the senior class, president of Delta Gamma fraternity and elected to Mortar Board. Her husband, Albert W. DeLand, predeceased her in 1967. Survivors include her daughter, son, two grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
MARY ELLA BURMAN 27, MA 32, of Ontario, Calif; Oct. 6, at the age of 90. She was born in Los Angeles and was a school teacher in Corona. Burman was an alumna of Alpha Delta Pi and the USC School of Theatre.
CRAIG PATTERSON SMITH 28, of San Francisco; Aug. 21, of heart failure. While attending USC, the Duluth, Minn.-native became college representative of the Hollywood Roosevelt and Ambassador Hotels, thus embarking him on a lifetime hotel career. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.
MARIEL PACKMAN IRWIN 30, of Seal Beach, Calif.; Aug. 15, of congestive heart failure. She was born in Springfield, Ill., in 1905, but moved to Long Beach and graduated from Long Beach Polytechnic High School. At USC, she was a member of Beta Sigma Omicron. Irwin had been a member of Town & Gown and she and her husband, Herbert Irwin 29, followed Trojan football, baseball and basketball, attending many of the away games. She was preceded in death by her husband, but is survived by two sons, Willard 57 and Carl 61, two daughters-in-law, including Carrol McElroy Irwin 57, a sister, five grandchildren, including Mark Irwin 84, Cynthia Irwin Manley 86, and Greg Irwin 96, and two great grandchildren.
JOSEPH J. PERTUSATI 30, of Sherman Oaks, Calif.; Dec. 5, at the age of 88. The USC campus bookstore, the Pertusati University Bookstore, was named in his honor in 1993. After graduation, he worked with his father, Frederico, to develop the San Fernando Valley. Having baled hay as a teenager on the family ranch in Sherman Oaks and delivered it by horse-drawn cart, Pertusati became one of the chief suppliers of corn for the Farmers Market at Third Street and Fairfax Avenue and began to purchase ranch land throughout the valley. In the 1950s, when the demand for houses and commercial property outweighed the need for farms, he became a successful residential and commercial developer. In his retirement, he donated 23 lots along Ventura Boulevard to the university.
MARGARET RUSSELL BATES HANE 32, of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.; Oct. 17, of complications from a stroke. During her life she was a reporter for the Atlanta Journal, a member of Theta Sigma Phi, a Golden Eagle, a teacher and rehabilitation counselor. She became president and chairman of the board of her ownchain of gasoline service stations under the name of Magnum Oil Company from 1952 through 1962, as well as five other companies. She leaves three daughters, including Barbara Hane Desforges 61, a niece, nine grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.
KATHERINE HACKNEY KIRTLAND 32, of Pasadena, Calif.; Oct. 9. She was a member and advisor for many years of Delta Gamma sorority, president of Delta Phi Delta (professional art students honorary) and a life member of the General Alumni Association. She is survived by two sons, Richard Lee Kirtland III 56 and Robert Hackney Kirtland 59, MBA 63, and grandson Todd Robert Kirtland 98.
WALTER JAMES MICHEL 34 of Pacific Palisades, Calif.; Sept. 16. He was 84. While at USC, he was a member of Kappa Alpha fraternity. After graduating, he joined the family business of Edgemar Farms. He spent his career involved in the milk industry. In 1966, he became president and general manager of the Santa Monica Dairy Company, which was sold to Foremost Dairy in 1984. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Duguio Michel, six children, including Barbara Michel Fountain 62, and 11 grandchildren, including Michel Marie Fountain 88.
GILBERT LESTER LEONG 36, of Pasadena, Calif.; Aug. 30. He was a pioneering Chinese American architect who designed churches and other public buildings in Los Angeles Chinatown.
GEORGE E. BROWN 37, MD 41, of North Hollywood, Calif.; Sept. 12. He was born in Sacramento, Calif., in 1914, was raised in Boston, and then moved to Los Angeles. At USC, he played football in 1933 and was a member of Kappa Alpha fraternity. After graduating from medical school he served the U.S. in World War II as a flight surgeon in the South Pacific. He practiced medicine in Burbank and at St. Josephs Medical Center for over 40 years. He is survived by his wife, three sons, a daughter and nine grandchildren.
FRANK KURTZ 37, of Toluca Lake, Calif.; Oct. 31, from complications after a fall. He was an Olympic medalist diver and the most decorated Army Air Corps pilot in World War II, known for flying the last surviving B-17 Flying Fortress. Kurtz came from Missouri and, at the age of 14, hitchhiked to Los Angeles seeking top diving coaches. He developed as an athlete at Hollywood High School and USC. When Los Angeles hosted the Olympics in 1932, he competed in the high platform diving and won a bronze medal. Anticipating a career in commercial aviation, he joined the Army to train as a pilot. In the Philippines when the Japanese drew the U.S. into the war, Kurtz flew the last of the 35 planes stationed in the Pacific. When the plane was chewed up in combat, Kurtz and his crew dubbed it part swan and part goose the Swoose. It has been called the most famous plane in the Pacific except for the Enola Gay, which carried the atom bomb dropped on Hiroshima. He then went to the European theater where he headed the Swoose Group and personally flew more than 60 missions over Italy and Germany. When Kurtzs only child was born in Los Angeles during the war, news media immediately nicknamed her the second Swoose and the name stuck. She grew up to be the actress Swoosie Kurtz 68. When he retired from the military, he became a top executive at the William May Garland development firm. Survivors include his wife and daughter.
ALICE TURNER ODDONE 38, of Oceanside, Calif.; Sept. 22. She was a Delta Zeta Alpha Iota.
CARL HENRY HANSON, JR. 39, MEd 48, of Alameda, Calif.; March 3, of complications from a stroke. Born in Iowa, he grew up in Los Angeles and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. After the war, he embarked on what would be a longtime career as a teacher and administrator in the San Francisco Unified School District. He retired and moved to Antioch in 1974, but soon returned to the field of education, helping build up REACH, a nonprofit drug education program for school children. He is survived by three sons, two daughters, five grandchildren and a brother, John I. Hanson 54.
WILLIAM J. CROSBY 41, of Burlingame, Calif.; June 8. He was a native of Omaha, Neb., but for most of his life resided in Burlingame, where he was president of Crosby-N. Gray & Co. Funeral Home for over 50 years and the five-time mayor. He was a member of the USC General Alumni Associa-tion. Survivors include his wife, a son and daughter, four grandchildren, and nieces, nephews and cousins.
MARVIN J. WALLWAY 42, of Casper, Wyo; July 27, following a short illness. Born in 1914 in Sioux City, Iowa, he received his degree in geology from USC and then worked for the U.S. government as a mining geologist. In 1948, he moved to Wyoming, where he eventually became an independent geologist. He is survived by his wife, four daughters, eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Donations may be made to the USC Football Improvement Fund.
DOROTHY LINN QUIMBY 44, of Beverly Hills; Nov. 1. She graduated cum laude and was a member of Delta Gamma sorority. Subsequently she became a church wedding director. Quimby was a past president of the Ebell Juniors of Los Angeles and a past member of the Bookworms of the Assistance League and the Associates of the Los Angeles Junior Philharmonic Committee. At the time of her death she was a member of the Beverly Hills Garden Club and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She is survived by her husband, son and daughter.
GEORGE W. CAMPBELL MS 47, PhD 51, of Mission Viejo, Calif.; Nov. 4. He was born in Loma Linda, Calif., in 1919. After receiving his B.A. from UCLA, he worked on the Manhattan Project in the early development of the atomic bomb. Following World War II, he earned his masters and doctorate at USC. He taught chemistry at Pepperdine University and the University of Houston. In 1957, he joined U.S. Borax Research Corpora-tion as a research chemist and remained there until his retirement in 1984. Campbell was a charter member of the Orange County Section of the American Chemical Society. He is survived by his wife, four children, 10 grandchildren, two great grandchildren, a sister and a brother.
LEO K. NAJARIAN 47, of La Crescenta, Calif.; Nov. 9. He was born in Boston, Mass., in 1911 and moved to Fresno, Calif., as a youngster. His family later moved to Los Angeles, where Najarian got his first job in 1926 selling newspapers. After graduating from Manual Arts High School and earning his bachelors degree, he continued to work and attend graduate classes in chemistry at USC. At the old Civic Center Campus he also taught hazardous materials courses to students who became leaders in the Fire Service. His working career included eight years with the Department of Water and Power, much of it spent on the Boulder Dam Project. In 1940, he began a career with the Los Angeles Fire Department that lasted until 1978, when he retired as a battalion chief. Learning his trade as a firefighter and learning chemistry brought the two together and Najarian began applying the principles of chemistry to the fire service, an interest he referred to as hazmatology. After retiring from the Fire Department, he continued to write and speak on the subject of hazardous materials. He was also elected to the Board of Trustees of the Los Angeles Firemens Relief Association, where he helped provide insurance benefits for city firefighters and their families, both active and retired. Najarian was a life member of the USC Alumni Associa-tion. He is survived by a daughter, a granddaughter and a sister.
PAUL M. OLSON 48, MEd 50, of Hemet, Calif.; Jan. 22, 1996. He was a life member of the USC General Alumni Association. Survivors include his sister, Elaine O. Kelly 35.
WILLIAM CONRAD WHITE MA 50, of Los Angeles; Aug. 25, after a long illness. A veteran of the USC theater program for 45 years, his specialty was the 18th-, 19th-, and 20th-century acting style known as comedy of manners. He directed dozens of campus productions over the years, many of them by Richard Sheridan, Oliver Goldsmith, Oscar Wilde, Noel Coward and Moliere. Among his many students were actors John Ritter, LeVar Burton, Ally Sheedy, Eric Stoltz, Anthony Edwards, Forrest Whitaker and Swoosie Kurtz. White earned his BA from Westmar College in Iowa in 1942. Drawn by the chance to work with William C. de Mille, founder of the USC theater program, he came to Los Angeles in 1948 as one of the programs first graduate students. After earning his MA at USC, he was quickly hired as the programs lighting designer. With John E. Blankenship, now professor of theater emeritus, White co-founded the award-winning Festival Theatre USC-USA company in 1966. White and Blankenship took the troupe of drama students overseas every other year to perform plays and musicals, always culminating with a performance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. In another international effort, he served as coordinator of an internship program that placed USC students in theater companies around the country. He was appointed associate chair of the then-drama department in 1986, and associate dean of academic services of the new School of Theatre in 1990. He served as interim theater department chairman, and was lighting designer for all theater productions during the 50s and 60s, including the West Coast premieres of many operas. White was also resident stage manager of USCs Bovard Auditorium, helping create the early choir, drama, dance and opera performances for USC Performing Arts productions. Donations may be made to the William C. White Memorial Fund, c/o the School of Theatre, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0791.
IRVING FATT MA 55, of Berkeley, Calif.; Oct. 5, of cancer. He was a faculty member of the University of California, Berkeleys School of Optometry. His basic science research on the physiology of the cornea provided the basis for many critical advances in the contact lens field. Earlier in his career he made seminal contributions in the flow of fluids in porous media. At UC Berkeley, he served as acting dean of the School of Optometry for one year after four years as associate dean, and a five-year term as assistant dean of the College of Engineering. Fatt also served the Chancellors office.
RONALD SUTHERLAND 57, of Palm Springs, Calif.; Oct. 12. Born in Santa Monica in 1931, he was a financial consultant and certified financial planner for 28 years in the Coachella Valley, most recently as senior vice president/certified financial planner for Everen Securities in Palm Desert. While a student at USC, he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. As an alumnus, he was a member of the Cardinal and Gold Club and co-founder and treasurer of the Trojan Club of the Desert. Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Anne Knight Sutherland MS 55, three daughters and sons-in-law and seven grandchildren.
DAVID V. SNYDER 79, of Los Angeles, Feb. 5, 1996. He was a landscape contractor and a horticulturist. At USC, he was an athlete, the founding editor of The Row Street Journal, president of Tau Kappa Epsilon, and the recipient of many honors, including Outstanding Senior. He also spent a year at Cambridge University in England earning certification in British Planned Communities. In 1992, he joined Forest Lawn Memorial Parks, where he was staff horticulturist at all five parks. He had numerous interests, including music, drama, dancing and swimming. He was a life member of the USC General Alumni Association. Survivors include his mother, Virginia Porter Snyder.
TONI ACEVEDO 90, of Santa Maria, Calif.; Oct. 19, after being shot while riding a bus on a religious mission in Mexico. She was a Truman Scholar and PhD student in the USC School of Education. She earned her undergraduate degree in public administration and had been in the Thematic Option program at USC. Acevedo was involved in many extracurricular activities in addition to being a resident advisor.
SEAN MARC GERBER 90, of Anaheim, Calif.; Sept. 6, after a brief illness. He was 28. At USC, he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi, serving as president in his senior year. He was an assistant planner for the City of Anaheim, involved in a number of complex, high-profile projects such as the Disneyland Resort Specific Plan, Anaheim Resort Specific Plan, Anaheim Resort Sign Program and Sportstown Anaheim. He is survived by his parents, two sisters, a brother-in-law, nephew, grandmother, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
RONALD E. CUSTER MFA 95, of Los Angeles. A graduate of the USC film school, he disappeared on Oct. 30 when he went out for a jog. His body was discovered on Nov. 18 in a wooded area near his Brentwood apartment. Survivors include his mother and a brother.
JAMES PAGET HENRY, of Los Angeles; Nov. 20, of cancer. He was a professor of physiology in the USC School of Medicine whose research contributed to early U.S. space missions. He also held the patent on the first partial pressure suit used by Air Force and Navy pilots. A native of Leipzig, Germany, Henry studied at Cambridge University in England and McGill University in Canada. He was a naturalized U.S. citizen who began teaching aviation medicine at USC in 1943, soon designing the flight suit to offer altitude protection for pilots. He left the university for 15 years to work for the Air Force as an environmental physiologist researching cardiovascular problems caused by altitude and acceleration. From 1947 to 1956, Henry directed the Physiology of Rocket Flight research project, which led to the first successful animal rocket flights and provided the basis for the Space Biology Laboratory in Alamogordo, N.M.
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