Marriages


VAUGHN CURTISS ’51 and Sandra Harmon

SUSAN L. ANDERSON ’84 and Rafael B. de Castro

JANE K. MAKI PharmD ’85 and Glenn J. Shintaku

MARK M. URATA ’85, DDS ’89, MD ’96, and MICHELLE KIM MD ’00

DIANE MARIE UNDERKOFLER ’89, MBA ’96, and Robert Anthony Lucero

SHAN BLOOD CLAWSON ’90 and Maria Rebelo

LYNSEY PAULO ’90 and Darrin Slojkowski

ARTURO R. ALVAREZ ’92 and ERIN J. DAVIDSON ’93, MS ’97

RUSSELL M. KLOSK ’92 and Carolyn E. Ford

JEFFREY S. NAST ’95 and Jennifer A. Belardi

ELBA M. VILLACORTA ’97 and Jason Grant

BRYAN CRAIN ’98 and NATASHA JOHNSON ’98


Births


VIVIAN (LEE) KAWATA ’72, MS ’73, PharmD ’93, and CURTIS R. KAWATA MD ’93, a son, Charles Randall. He joins sister Caitlin, 5, and brother Christopher, 3. He is the grandson of Sakae Kawata DDS ’59 and the nephew of Garrett Kawata MS ’86 and Bennett Kawata DDS ’88

JOE NOCELLA ’83, MPA ’86, and KIKI NOCELLA MHA ’91, a daughter, Calista Rose

JAMES D. “CHIP” STUART JR. ’83 and JILL (BOWEN) STUART ’88, twins, Jeffrey Daniel Stuart and Scott Patrick Stuart. They join 3-year-old brother James Donald (J.D.) Stuart III

SUSAN (ANDERSON) DE CASTRO ’84 and Rafael B. de Castro, a daughter, Isabella Anderson de Castro

JOHN RAYMOND YUEN ’84, PharmD ’88, and LINDY YUEN PharmD ’95, a son, Matthew Hunter

CRAIG L. FORDYCE ’85 and JILL (APSIT) FORDYCE ’86, a son, William Craig. He joins siblings Jennie, Jack and Daisy, and is the nephew of Julianna (Apsit) Alonso ’92 and the great grandson of Marger Apsit ’36, MEd ’50

CIRO LOO-YEING ’85 and Grace Chan, a son, Ciro Steven Loo. He is the nephew of Jerry Fong MBA ’82

DEBORAH (HALL) OSLICK ’85 and HARVEY OSLICK ’87, MS ’93, a daughter, Marissa Clare. She joins her 4-year-old sister, Sarah. They are the nieces of Marci Oslick ’82 and Rochelle Oslick MS ’87

SUSAN SANTLEY DOUGLAS ’88 and Matthew Douglas, a son, Brady Owen Douglas. He is the grandson of Thomas S. Santley ’57, MBA ’65, and Perta Caughlan Santley ’58; the nephew of Michael T. Santley ’86; and the grandnephew of Otis M. Healy ’50 and Susan Caughlan Lewis ’68

MARVEE CORONA LAKE PharmD ’88 and Teri Lake, a son, McKay Hunter. He joins his brothers, Terrence Logan, 7, and Spencer McLain, 5. He is the nephew of Joel Corona ’81

VICKI (FIELDS) MILLER ’88 and Thomas (Bob) Miller, a daughter, Brooke Ann. She joins her brother, Clay Thomas, 1

MICHAEL KOLB ’89 and Wendy Kolb, a daughter, Mikayala Catherine. She joins her sister Margarita, 8, and brother Michael, 6

DAVID W. BROWN ’91 and Laurie Brown, a daughter, Juliet Rose Brown. She joins brother David Jr., 5

CAROLINE (CHiaNG) CONWAY ’91 and PATRICK CONWAY ’92, a daughter, Samantha Adele

BROOKE (SIMPSON) FINCH ’91 and Jon Finch, a daughter, Regan Delaney Finch

KIRK HELGESON ’91 and KARI HELGESON MBA ’95, a daughter, Lauren Elizabeth

JULIANNA (APSIT) ALONSO ’92 and Rafael Alonso, a son, Jesse Joseph. He joins brother Garrett. He is the nephew of Craig L. Fordyce ’85 and Jill (Apsit) Fordyce ’86 and the great grandson of Marger Apsit ’36, MEd ’50

MIA (SCHNEIDER) LAURITZEN ’92 and TROY LAURITZEN ’92, a son, Cole Otto Lauritzen

SEAN FLAHERTY ’94 and Alison Flaherty, a daughter, Reagan MacKenzie

KRISTINA (HORN) SAR ’95 and ALI SAR JR. ’95, a daughter, Keltner Marie Sar. She is the granddaughter of Carl J. Horn MS ’78.

OMAR R. BAZULTO ’97 and RAQUEL (MEJÍA) BAZULTO ’97, a daughter, Amanda Nicole Bazulto


Deaths


ROSCOE W. “BUS” BLANCHARD JR.
’28, of Toluca Lake, Calif.; Jan. 16, of a heart attack, at the age of 93. For 48 years, he was associated with his father and brother in the Blanchard Lumber Co. in North Hollywood, Calif. He retired in 1975 as president. At USC, he was manager of the football and track teams in his senior year, traveling with the football team to play Notre Dame for the first time at Soldiers Field in Chicago before what was then the largest crowd in college football history. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity and Cardinal and Gold. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Jean, two children, two sisters, three grandchildren, three great grandchildren, five nieces and one nephew. He was predeceased by his first wife, Shirley, in 1960.

WENDELL L. MILLER ’28, ’30, of Claremont, Calif.; Nov. 9, 1999, at the age of 98. He was a clergyman, lecturer, tour director and political activist in the Los Angeles area. At USC, he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Skull and Dagger and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity in 1944 for his outstanding Christian service. Assigned as minister at the University Method Church on the USC campus in 1936, he became well known for his involvement in the community and campus activities. He was acclaimed on several lists, including Who’s Who in the West, Who’s Who in Methodism and the Dictionary of International Biography. Miller also traveled the world for 25 years as a tour director, visiting 96 countries. His travel experiences included a stay with Albert Schweitzer and a personal interview with Marshal Tito of Yugoslavia. He was among the first civilian observers to travel into Berlin following World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife of 72 years, Thelma, and is survived by two daughters, Sharon Grobel ’52 and Marlene Iverson ’55, four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

JOHN L. COMPTON MA ’29, of Sunnyvale, Calif.; in October 1999, from a heart attack, at the age of 99. He was superintendent of the Bakersfield City School District from 1940 to 1963. He was known to many as the administrator who helped lead the district through one of its most aggressive building programs. About half of the district’s schools suffered damage during the historic summer earthquake of 1952. Compton made sure the schools were rebuilt. Just before he retired, school board officials named Compton Junior High School in east Bakersfield after him. Wife Carolyn, two children, three grandchildren and a great grandson survive him.

SARAH DONLEY STEADMAN ’29, LLB ’34, of Vancouver, Wash.; Dec. 14, 1999, at the age of 92. She was a pioneer Wyoming lady lawyer. After graduating as the only woman in her USC Law School class, she and her husband, Oliver W. Steadman LLB ’34, opened a law office in Cody, Wyo., in 1935, where they practiced for more than 50 years. During her career, she mentored several new lawyers, especially other women who wished to enter the field. She was also an accomplished pianist, patron of the arts and flower gardener. Survivors include four children, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

ROBERT (BOB) RALPH PURSELL ’30, of Oceanside, Calif.; Jan. 14, at the age of 93. He lettered in baseball at USC, later becoming the high school coach of several players who went on to very successful careers in professional baseball. He is survived by his brother, James Pursell ’23, who, at 99, is the oldest living USC football letterman. James is the last survivor of nine siblings.

JOHN M. LASSALETTE ’34, of Whittier, Calif.; Dec. 31, 1999, of pancreatic cancer, at the age of 87. He worked for B.F. Goodrich for 40 years. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Hilda, a daughter and son-in-law, a son and a brother.

SUSUMU NIKAIDO ’38, MA ’41, of Tokyo, Japan; Feb. 3, at the age of 90, from heart failure. He was a leading Japanese politician who played a key role in restoring diplomatic ties between Japan and China in 1972 and later served as vice president of Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party (LDP). Born in Kagoshima Prefecture, he was educated at Pasadena (Calif.) City College and earned a BA in economics and political science and an MA in international relations, both from USC. Returning to his native Japan, Nikaido served in a variety of leadership roles. He was elected to the Diet’s House of Representatives from the then-Kago-shima No. 3 constituency in the nation’s first general election after World War II in 1946. He was elected to the chamber 16 consecutive times until he decided to retire from politics by refusing to run in the 1996 general election. During that span he also served as director-general of the Hokkaid Development Agency, director-general of the Science and Technology Agency, and as the chief cabinet secretary. Within the LDP, he held numerous positions, including secretary-general, chairman of the executive council, vice president and advisor. In these roles, Nikaido had frequent interactions with the United States. He received the Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from USC and was recognized as Honorary Citizen of Los Angeles. He also received the United Nations Peace Prize in 1991. He served, along with Rep. Richard Gephardt (D-Mo.), as the co-chair of the U.S.-Japan Committee for Promoting Trade Expansion. It was under the auspices of this committee that several American universities founded branch campuses in Japan in collaboration with Japanese municipal governments.

LONA D. McDONOUGH ’40, of Glendale, Calif.; Dec. 4, 1999. She had recently retired after 25 years of teaching E.S.L. for the Adult Education Program of Glendale Community College. After growing up and graduating from high school in Oak Park, Ill., she moved with her parents to California, where she attended USC, was a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority and president of the Panhellenic Council in 1940, and earned a bachelor’s degree in literature. She and her husband, Gordon McDonough ’43, met at USC and were married in 1942. She later earned a master’s degree in education at Immaculate Heart College while teaching at Holy Redeemer School in Montrose. She is survived by Gordon, her husband of 55 years, a son, two daughters and three grandchildren. The family requests that, in her name, donations should be made to USC Trojan Family Magazine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089-2538.


MURIEL “MIMI” LINDSTROM SEGALL
’40, of Austin, Texas; Sept. 28, 1999, at the age of 79. She was a pilot during World War II in the newly created Women’s Airforce Service Pilots program, one of only 900 of some 25,000 applicants accepted for flight school. After graduating at the top of her class she ferried all types of war birds between military bases and frequently towed targets at which new gunnery recruits practiced their marksmanship. After the war, she continued flying and worked as a technical writer for North American Aviation, using her writing ability to teach pilots how to fly and maintain new jet aircraft. Later, after marrying Army Air Corps Capt. B. Segall Jr., she and her husband started a consulting engineering practice and settled a homestead on the banks of Lake Austin in Texas. She is survived by her husband, two children, a granddaughter and a nephew.

JACK C. BOMKE ’41, of San Francisco; May 24, 1999, at the age of 81. Born in Hawaii, he was a decorated World War II veteran who survived Pearl Harbor and retired from the U.S. Navy as a captain. Professionally, he worked as an investment banker in the position of senior vice president for Blythe Eastman Dillon. At USC, he played varsity baseball and graduated cum laude from the School of Commerce. His wife, Charlotte Anne Quinn ’43, died in 1985, but he is survived by two daughters, four granddaughters and eight great-grandchildren.

MARY (CLAYTON) CLOUGH ’45, of Douglas, Wyo.; Nov. 9, 1998. She is survived by her two sons.

MARGARET (MEG) LINTON CRAWFORD BUCKINGHAM ’48, of Monarch Beach, Calif.; Jan. 6, at the age of 73. While at USC, she was a member of Delta Delta Delta and chair of the campus American Red Cross chapter. Throughout her life, she was active in Westlake School for Girls (serving as president of its alumni association from 1978 through 1982), American Red Cross and Girl Scouts. She is survived by three daughters, including Margaret Linton Buckingham ’71, MA ’73, and three grandchildren.

ROBERT W. HENNING ’48, of Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.; Dec. 29, 1999, at the age of 76. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he spent his business career in sales, most recently in insurance and financial planning. While at USC, he served as president of Sigma Nu fraternity and was on the water polo team. Survivors are his wife, Carol M. Winn Henning ’47, three children, including stepdaughter Susan Winn Brandt ’74, and several grandchildren.

NANCY LLOYD MEGOWAN ’48, of Encino, Calif.; Oct. 29, 1999, at the age of 72. At USC, she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority and Amazons, both of which she served as president. She married William Megowan ’49 in 1950, and worked as an elementary school teacher before becoming a full-time homemaker. In the community, she was affiliated with the Volunteer League of the San Fernando Valley, Trojan League of the San Fernando Valley, Association of Trojan Leagues, Kappa Alpha Theta Mother’s Club and Kappa Alpha Mother’s Club, all of which she served as president. Megowan was also involved with USC’s Alumni Associa-tion Board of Governors, Cardinal and Gold, and was a member of the Skull and Dagger Society. Her husband, William, died in 1992. She is survived by her three children and eight grandchildren.

JOHN S. STONEBRAKER ’48, MEd ’49, of Upland, Calif.; in January, at the age of 81. He was a starting tight end for two Rose Bowl-winning USC football teams and played professionally for Coach Curly Lambeau’s Green Bay Packers. He was also a teacher and coach at Mt. San Antonio College and decorated thoroughbred horse owner. Hobbies included golf and painting. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie, two daughters, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

GEORGE T. WOODS ’49, of Palm Springs, Calif.; at the age of 72. He was general manager for Palm Springs Lincoln-Mercury. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. At USC, he served as president of Delta Chi fraternity and was a Trojan Knight. He is survived by a daughter and two grandchildren.

ROBERT LINN ’50, MA ’51, of Hollywood Hills, Calif.; Oct. 28, 1999, of complications from cancer, at the age of 74. He was a classical composer and emeritus professor at the USC Thornton School of Music whose published compositions include works for symphony orchestra, wind orchestra, chorus and chamber ensembles. His music has been performed on six continents and recorded on such labels as Orion, Crystal, TrueMedia and Golden Crest. Linn’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, No. 2 (1990), written for pianist and USC professor John Perry, was a semifinalist entry in the Kennedy Center’s Friedheim Awards Competition and a finalist in the National Orchestra Association New Music Project. His “Propagula” for wind orchestra (1970) has been performed by every major wind orchestra in this country. He composed the theme for the USC Master Plan fund-raising campaign as well as “Anthem of Wisdom,” commissioned by the Friends of Music, for the inauguration of President Norman Topping. He joined the USC faculty in 1957 and chaired the Thornton School’s theory and composition department from 1973 to 1990. Survivors include his wife, Virginia, sons Robert (Steve) Linn ’74 and Roger Linn, daughter

STACY LINN ’97 and daughter-in-law Lisa (Phelps) Linn ’82. The family asks that contributions be sent to the Robert Linn Memorial Scholarship at the USC Thornton School of Music.

WILLIAM NICOLLS OLNEY ’50, of Rolling Hills Estates; Oct. 6, 1999, of congestive heart failure, at the age of 75. He was in Marine Corps officers training in 1945-46 while studying mechanical engineering at the USC School of Engineering. He was a flight engineer for American Airlines until his retirement in 1986. While at USC, he married June Hedge ’46, who, with his five sons, three daughters-in-law and seven grandchildren, survives him.

KIPP O. PRITZLAFF ’50, of Encino, Calif.; July 25, 1999, at the age of 71. He was born in Milwaukee, Wis., and moved to Southern California for his senior year of college at USC, where he studied radio broadcasting. In 1950, he married Mary Allen. Pritzlaff became a pioneer in the television industry, working at KFMB in San Diego and KTTV and KHJ in Los Angeles in the early years. He served in the U.S. Air Force in Germany and afterwards worked in the marketing of sophisticated electronic parts. Later, his own company, Techno Products, was involved in video technology and in broadcasting research. A private pilot for 23 years, he served with Angel Flight, giving transportation aid to ill people. He is survived by his wife, two sons and five grandchildren.

GORDON MUNFORD ’51, of Las Vegas, Nev.; Sept. 18, 1999, at the age of 70. He was a musical arranger and musician, earning his degree in music composition at USC, where he was a student of Academy Award-winning composer Miklós Rózsa. While at USC, he was student musical director and arranger for the Trojan Marching Band. He went on to enjoy a career in the field of musical theatre, serving as musical director and conductor for more than 65 musicals. His first show was the long-running, off-Broadway hit Little Mary Sunshine – his last Broadway show was the hit musical 1776. The artists he conducted in these and other shows included Eileen Brennan, Tony Bennett, Shirley Jones, Ginger Rogers, John Davidson and Florence Henderson. He left 1776 to become conductor and arranger for Jane Powell and later, for 14 years, served in the same capacity for the late Gordon MacRae. Other collaborators following MacRae included the late Billy Daniels, Giselle MacKenzie, John Raitt and Melba Moore. Munford was the guest pops conductor for more than 75 orchestras, among them the Cleveland Orch-estra, the Baltimore Symphony, the Denver Philharmonic, the Indianapolis Symphony, the Erie Philharmonic and the Dallas Symphony. He is survived by his wife, Gail, who has donated his original musical arrangements to USC’s Thornton School of Music to help students learn the art of arranging.

DONALD ADAMS DAVIS JR. ’52, of Long Beach; Nov. 12, 1999, at the age of 80. He owned and operated Don Davis Architects in Long Beach, putting his mark on the Southland landscape by designing the Water Tower residence in Sunset Beach, the Northwoods Inn and Café Gazella in Belmont Shore, Sam’s Seafood restaurant in Huntington Beach, the Mount of Olives Lutheran Church in Mission Viejo and scores of apartment buildings in Long Beach and Huntington Harbour. Davis was a U.S. Navy aviator from 1940 to 1947, and survived the attack on Pearl Harbor. He served in the Navy for 40 years, retiring in 1979 as a Commander. Following World War II, he completed his studies at USC, earning a degree in architecture. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Ginny, a daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter. The Davis family requests that donations be made to the Donald A. Davis, A.I.A. Scholarship Fund at the USC School of Architecture.

WILLIE A. HENDERSON ’54 of Walnut, Calif.; in February 1999. He was the first African American member of the Trojan Debate Squad. After graduating with a B.A. from USC’s College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, he received a master’s degree in public administration from Cal State L.A. He worked for Los Angeles County for 35 years. A recent gift of $300,000 from the Willie A. Henderson Trust created the Willie A. Henderson Endowed Fund to provide scholarships for broadcast journalism students in USC’s Annenberg School for Communication who demonstrate an interest in the issues and experiences of African Americans.

KENNETH LAZAR ’54 of Agoura Hills, Calif.; in October 1999.

VINCENT J. CICCARELLI PharmD ’57, of Paso Robles, Calif.; in October 1999.

MARY LOU PEARSON ’57, of Hood River, Ore.; Aug. 23, 1999, at the age of 75. She was a physical education and health instructor until the Korean War, when she served in the Women’s Army Corps. She later worked as a physical therapist for about 20 years until her retirement in the mid-1990s. Survivors include a brother and nieces and nephews.

JACQUELINE MALOUF NASSIR ’63, of Toluca Lake, Calif.; Oct. 12, 1999, at the age of 58. She was an actress, artist and teacher. While studying drama at USC, she was elected vice president of the Associated Student Body. She maintained life-long ties with the University and had been president of the San Diego Trojan League, the Trojan League in the San Fernando Valley and was a member of the Alumnae Coordinating Council of the USC Alumni Association. She also served as a member of the board of advisers of the USC School of Nursing. Before graduation, Nassir had already appeared in many feature films, including The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) and Donovan’s Reef (1963). She also appeared in episodes of the TV series “Petticoat Junction” and “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.” As a painter, her French impressionistic-style seascapes were exhibited at the Claremont Art Guild, the Art Scene Gallery and the San Diego Portrait Society, among others. After her marriage in the mid-1960s, Nassir taught in the Los Angeles Unified School District and in a Montessori school. Sur-vivors include her husband, Andrew, two sons, her parents, a sister, a brother and a granddaughter.

MARY ELIZABETH WALKER ’64, of Memphis, Tenn.; June 18, 1999, at the age of 57, from cancer. While at USC, she was a member of Chi Omega sorority. She was a graduate of the University of Memphis Law School and for 18 years served as the Public Defender for the Memphis and Shelby County Juvenile Court. She was also on the faculty of the University of Memphis Law School. Walker was a founding member of the Memphis and Shelby County Association of Women Attorneys and served two terms as the association’s president. She was also active in neighborhood preservation. She is survived by her husband, William S. Walker ’63, PhD ’68, her parents, two children and two grandchildren.

DONALD ELLIS FRICKE ’66, of Dublin, Calif.; Feb. 14, 1999, at the age of 54, as the result of multiple myeloma. He was employed for many years by the State of California, Department of Transportation, and later had his own appraisal service. He retired in 1998 and moved to Northern California. He is survived by his two daughters and his mother.

HAROLD J. MALESKE PhD ’70, of San Antonio, Texas; Sept. 8, 1999, at the age of 83. He was an ordained minister of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod – and former part-time instructor at USC. During World War II, he became a chaplain in the Army Air Corps, serving in the South Pacific on Guadalcanal, New Caledonia and Fiji. He went on to serve as a reserve chaplain in the U.S. Air Force for 30 years, retiring with the rank of lieutenant colonel. He was a pastor at Lutheran churches in Paw Paw and Centerline, Mich., and in Northbrook, Ill. From 1962 to 1971, he served as senior pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Los Angeles. In retirement, he authored several self-help therapy books for people with emotional and behavioral problems. He was a life member of the USC Alumni Association. He is survived by Dorothy, his wife of 58 years, four children, six grandchildren, two great-grandsons and two sisters.

JOHN EARL DAVIES MA ’77, of Bainbridge Island, Wash.; Sept. 6, 1999, from complications of diabetes, at the age of 47. He was a journalist whose career began as a police and maritime reporter for the (San Pedro) News Pilot, The Daily Breeze (Torrance) and the Associated Press. In 1985, he joined the (New York) Journal of Commerce, covering maritime issues in Southern California, moved to Seattle for similar work, and then to San Francisco to serve as the publication’s West Coast editor. He returned to Seattle a few years later, but left the Journal in 1994 because of health problems. He continued to freelance for the paper. He is survived by his mother, two sisters and a brother.

VINCENT ROSETTI PharmD ’77; in September 1999, in a hospital shooting in Anaheim, Calif.

MATHEW T. MONEYMAKER ’92, of San Diego, Calif.; Nov. 14, 1999, at the age of 29. A lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force, he died when the Navy S-3B Viking electronic surveillance plane he was piloting crashed in the Persian Gulf seconds after launching off the carrier USS John F. Kennedy near Iraq. The plane was scheduled to fly a routine refueling operation. He was one of two fallen aviators on the flight. The other was navigator Lt. Michael Meschke. Moneymaker was on his second deployment as a member of the VS-32 Maulers, having spent almost three years in the squadron. His father, Patrick Moneymaker, is a retired rear admiral who once was a commander of the famous Blue Angels precision flying team. Mathew Moneymaker graduated from high school in the Central Valley farming town of Lemoore before studying engineering at USC, where he was active in Navy ROTC and competed on the USC swim team from 1988 to 1992. Immediately after completing his degree, he signed up for Navy flight school in Pensacola, Fla. Besides his parents, Patrick and Carol, he is survived by three sisters, Kimberly, Sara and Rebecca; one brother, Jonathan; and his fiancée, Josephine Old. Rebecca and Jonathan currently attend USC. Family and friends have established a memorial scholarship in Mat’s name at USC. The Mathew Moneymaker Memorial Scholar-ship will be awarded each year to the male or female USC swimmer who best typifies the academic achievement, character and team-leading spirit Mat personified while a member of the swim team. Tax-deductible donations should be sent to: Mathew Moneymaker Memorial Scholar-ship Fund, c/o Ron Orr, Heritage Hall, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0602. In addition, a memorial web site has been established at www.remembermat.com.

RUTH CALDWELL of Torrance, Calif.; Oct. 11, 1999, at the age of 90. She was the wife of the late Russell Caldwell MA ’48, PhD ’48, professor of history at USC from 1945 to 1972. She was a long-time member of Town and Gown and the Faculty Women’s Club. Survivors include a son, Stanley Caldwell ’63, daughter, Ruth Caldwell ’65, a son-in-law, Uwe Rudolf MA ’77, a granddaughter, Carol Caldwell Hankey ’96, MA ’98, and a grandson, William Moon MA ’88, MA ’90.

PANOS KOULERMOS of Lugano, Switzerland; Sept. 26, 1999, from a stroke, at the age of 66. He was a professor of architecture in the USC School of Architecture and an internationally recognized architect. His work, which combined the traditions of Mediterranean classicism and Italian rationalism, was displayed in major exhibitions, both in the United States and abroad, and published in such international journals as Architettura, Baumeister and Contemporary British Architecture. Among his award-winning designs was a hospital for physically handicapped children in Athens, a public library in Thessaloníki, Greece, and a low-cost housing project in Milan, Italy. A professor at USC since 1973, Koulermos chaired the School of Architecture’s graduate program from 1973 to 1977 and served as interim dean from 1978 to 1981. He led seminars on architectural theory and history, urban planning and design, the growth and development of Los Angeles and other topics. He founded and directed the school’s study-abroad program in Como, Italy. Survivors include his wife, Piera, and a son.

JOSEPH ROOS, of Los Angeles; Dec. 11, 1999, at the age of 94. Nationally recognized as a pioneer in the fields of race relations and community relations, he helped to form USC’s Office of Civic and Community Relations, the university’s community outreach arm, in 1984, and continued to advise USC on community relations matters until 1993. A Chicago newspaperman during the height of the Depression, he came West in 1934 to work in book publishing and wound up as a publicist for Universal Pictures. Later, as a pioneering community relations advisor and activist, he helped to infiltrate the prewar Nazi movement in Los Angeles. The pro-Nazi German American Bund, a national organization, arose in Los Angeles in the 1930s about the time Adolf Hitler gained power. Roos, a founding member of the Com-munity Relations Committee of the Jewish Federation Council, took a lead role in investigations that would expose white supremacy groups and help to arouse the local Jewish community to the seriousness of the Third Reich’s threat. He gained a nationwide reputation through his work with the Community Relations Committee. In 1969, he started his own firm, Community Relations Consultants. In 1997, at USC’s second annual Jewish Community Luncheon, President Steven B. Sample gave Roos a Lifetime Achievement Award for his service to the Southern California Jewish community. Roos is survived by his wife, Alvina, his son and daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren.

GEORGE ANTHONY SANTISTEBAN, of Seattle, Wash.; Jan. 31, of pneumonia, at the age of 81. He taught biology and anatomy at USC, where he began a distinguished career conducing heart research. Later, he became a biology professor at Seattle University and researcher at its Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, where he studied the effects of cancer and other stress on the heart and immune system. Santisteban was one of the first researchers to study the effects of alcohol on the heart. In addition, he was an accomplished skier, winning medals in college and serving for decades on the National Ski Patrol. He is survived by his wife, Tai, five children, a brother, three sisters and six grandchildren.

TRACY E. STREVEY, of Leisure World, Laguna Woods, Calif.; Jan. 15, five days short of his 98th birthday. A professor in the USC history department for nearly two decades (1948 to 1967), he served a dozen years as dean of the USC College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and for six years as USC’s vice president for academic affairs. As an administrator, Strevey championed a number of reforms at the university, bringing the faculty into full participation in the decision-making process, including appointments and promotions, budget preparation, and tenure-status determination. He oversaw the unification of assorted undergraduate and graduate courses in religion to form the USC School of Religion in 1966. As a historian specializing in the cultural history of the United States, he was an authority on Joseph Medill, Abraham Lincoln, and the history of the state of Illinois during the American Civil War. He was appointed to the National Historical Publications Commission by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Upon Strevey’s retirement in 1966, USC awarded him emeritus status and an honorary doctor of laws degree, and later, in 1986, elevated him to the rank of distinguished professor emeritus. During retirement he was a founding member of the steering committee of the Laguna Hills Trojan Alumni Club and a member of the board of USC’s Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center. Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Margaret, his son, Tracey Strevey Jr. MD ’58, his daughter, Elizabeth Anne Terrell, eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren


 

 

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