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Alumni Profiles

Alumni Profiles

Doris Westcott '30

B. Meredith Burke M.A. '71

Gene Pokorny ’75

In Memoriam

Leonard and Sophie Davis






PHILLIP G. BUCY ’91 and Theresa Schuck

RANDOLPH BLAIR PIXLEY ’91 and Charlotte Wendy Robertson



VERONICA YVETTE MEJIA ’95, MA ’97, and David Alexander Stuart


TAMRA (FITZPATRICK) SANTANA ’97 and Arthur Santana

MICHAEL GNOS MBA ’98 and Christine Solomon.


BOB MUSE ’66, MBA ’71, and Della Q. Muse, a son, James Robinson Churchiu

WILLIAM ALTAFFER ’67, MS ’69, and Ching Altaffer, a son, Joseph Conrad

JOHN SCHALLER ’80 and Joli Marks, a daughter, Jaime Ilyssa. She joins their first daughter, Jordan, 3

DAVID GRANT ’81, MS ’93, EdD ’00, and Sharon Grant, a daughter, Karol Dietrich

JAMES K. SHIBA ’81, MS ’85, and Judi Shiba, a son, Jonathan Kunio. He is the nephew of Jane (Shiba) Chung ’76 and Grace Shiba ’77

GERRIANN (HITHE) BREAKFIELD ’83 and Artillius Breakfield, a son, Cameron

LINDA (LAUX) LANDSBERG ’84 and Jeffrey Landsberg, a son, Noah Matthew. He joins his brother, Ryan, 2. He is the nephew of Kirstin Laux ’88 and Trisha Laux ’91.

DEBBIE MITCHELL ’84 and CREIGHTON GRENOBLE MBA ’96, a son, Zane Wheeler Grenoble

RAMONA (GARDNER) PATRICK ’84 and Bradley A. Patrick, a daughter, Hannah Marie. She is the niece of David Gardner ’82 and Valerie (Boss) Gardner ’82. She joins her brothers, Drew, Jason and Justin.

RANDY GABRIELSON ’85 and ELISE (ESTESS) GABRIELSON ’89, a son, Leonard “Cole.” He joins his sister, Tatum, 2. He is the grandson of Beverly (Brown) Gabrielson ’58 and Len Gabrielson ’59, the niece of Karen (Gabrielson) Jones ’88 and the great nephew of Doug Gabrielson ’66 and Linda (Norris) Gabrielson ’66

JEAN (HARRISON) McCORMIC ’85 and Marty McCormic, a son, Zachery Alexander. He is the brother of Cassidy Nicole and Brandywine Janay

JOHN W. MULLIGAN ’85 and Michele Mulligan, a son, Connor Patrick

MARK M. URATA ’85, DDS ’89, MD ’96, and MICHELLE KIM MD ’96, a son, Marcus Masaru

LISA (GARLAND) LEWIS ’87 and David Lewis, a son, Eli Anthony

ELIZABETH SALVATORE MBA ’87 and Morgan Gerald Earnest II, twin daughters, Aubrey Ann and Ashley Nicole

JULIE (EISNER) COX ’89 and Michael Cox, a son, Calvin Jay. He joins his brother, Baden, 6, and sister, Kristin, 3. He is the nephew of Stephen Eisner ’89.

DAN MALLOY III ’89 and Karen Malloy, a daughter, Katherine Anne. She joins her sister, Meghan, 2.

KI S. KIM ’90 and Young Mi Kim, a son, Ethan Sun-Woo

JANINE NGHIEM ’90, MBA ’95, and MICHAEL B. DIAMOND MS ’91, MBA ’95, a daughter, Rachel Ariel Diamond

JOHN J. PETRUSH JR. ’90 and Judi Petrush, a daughter, Cecilia Renee. She joins sibling Ncholas, 3

MIKE DUNLAP ’91 and KIRSTEN (KANDLER) DUNLAP ’91, a daughter, Devin Courtney

MAX (MENG) ZHANG MA ’92 and Heather Liu, a daughter, Charlotte X. Zhang

REBECCA ROBINSON BANKS ’94 and MICHAEL J. BANKS ’95, a daughter, Elisabeth Elanor. She joins her sister, Katerina Sue, 2.

PAMELA (PRICE) DANOWSKY ’94 and CHAD DANOWSKY ’95, a son, Matthew Tyler Danowsky. He is the great grandson of Milton Price ’57.

JOHN JEREMY HOGUE ’94 and DEVON (BEACH) HOGUE ’95, a daughter, Madison Taylor. She is the granddaughter of David M. Beach DDS ’73

RENE RUBALCAVA ’94 and NICOLE NORIEGA RUBALCAVA ’94, a daughter, Emilie Anne Noriega Rubalcava. She is the granddaughter of William Rubalcava ’50 and the niece of Dominick Rubalcava ’69 and Edward Rubalcava ’74

MARK RUZON ’94 and LESLEY (VUILLEMENOT) RUZON ’96, a daughter, Samantha Marie

JOHN WEEMS ’96 and COLLEEN (LACY) WEEMS ’96, a son, Jacob Timothy

SCOTT GOLDSTEIN PhD ’97 and Dawn Goldstein, a son, Jayson Daniel.


LEONARD ROSOFF SR. ’31 of Mercer Island, Wash.; Jan. 21, of congestive heart failure, at the age of 88. He was a leading surgeon at LAC+USC Medical Center for half a century. As an undergraduate at USC, he worked as night editor of the Daily Trojan. He earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and then returned to LAC+USC for his residency. Except for service in the Army Medical Corps in the China-Burma-India Theater during World War II, Rosoff was a fixture at Los Angeles’ medical complex from 1935 until his retirement in 1985. He was the hospital’s chief of surgical devices from 1955 to 1977. The first full-time member of the USC Department of Surgery, he headed that department from 1969 to 1979. He appointed the first woman to the USC surgical residency program and hired the first woman faculty member for the school’s surgical faculty. A specialist in endocrine surgery, Rosoff was elected president of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract in 1980 and president of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons in 1984. From 1970 to 1976, he was a director of the American Board of Surgery.

ARTHUR J. KNODEL ’38 , of Los Osos, Calif.; Feb. 11, at the age of 85. He was a distinguished emeritus USC professor. From 1948 to 1981 he taught French, serving from 1960 to 1967 as chairman of the Department of French and Italian. He won his greatest scholarly distinction as an analyst and translator of the works of the Nobel Prize-winning poet Saint-John Perse, who was better known to diplomatic historians as Alex Leger, the secretary general of the French Foreign Ministry from 1933 to 1940. Knodel’s most admired books were Saint-John Perse: A Study of His Poetry (Edinburgh University Press, 1966) and his translation of Perse’s Letters (Princeton University Press 1979). He also published many articles and reviews, particularly regarding Saint-John Perse and 18th-century philosophers such as Diderot, Rousseau and Voltaire. He retired from USC in 1981, after 33 years of service. In 1990, he received the Distinguished Emeritus Award from USC. He was preceded in death by his older brother, Sidney, in 1971, and is survived by his niece, Marlene Inglish. Donations in his memory may be made to the Arthur J. Knodel Memorial Fund, Morro Coast Audubon Society, P.O. Box 160, Morro Bay, Calif. 93443.

DAVID OROZCO ’38 of Loveland, Colo.; April 21, 2000, at the age of 85. He was the first Mexican American to graduate from John Muir Technical High School. At USC he played football and golf. He worked for the Social Security Administration since its inception until 1978, when he retired as manager of the Monterey Park District office. He received a Commissioner’s Citation for his work there, where he was instrumental in the hiring of minorities to federal positions. He served on the Los Angeles County Commission on Aging and President Nixon’s Advisory Council on Minority Employment. He is preceded in death by three brothers and survived by his wife, Martha, three children, a sister, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

ROSS N. BERKES MA ’39, PhD ’42, of Los Angeles; Nov. 29, 2000, of respiratory failure, at the age of 87. He was director of the USC School of International Relations from 1949 to 1976. He continued teaching until 1981, when he was named professor emeritus. A decade later, he became a distinguished professor emeritus. In 1962, he received the Associates Award for Excellence in Teaching. Among Berkes’ former students are high-ranking officers in the Foreign Service, including Genta Hawkins Holmes ’62, former ambassador to Australia. He served as a consultant to the State Department from 1958 to 1962 and director of the Institute of World Affairs in Santa Barbara, Calif., from 1977 to 1980. From 1965 to 1981, he directed USC’s graduate international relations programs in the United Kingdom and Germany. He was director of the Institute of World Affairs annual conferences in the late 1970s and early 1980s. In 1996, a case-studies classroom – where students devise and discuss possible solutions to real-life crises in international affairs – was installed in the Social Sciences Building and dedicated to Berkes, who had earned a reputation as a master teacher. During World War II, he served as a U.S. Naval officer from 1943 to 1946. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie (Benbow) Berkes ’36, daughter Beverly Berkes ’68 and son Robert Berkes ’73. A memorial service was held on the University Park campus Jan. 19 at USC’s Town & Gown. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Ross N. Berkes Scholarship fund, c/o the School of International Relations, Von KleinSmid Center, Room 330, 3815 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0043.

ELISABETH PALMER FRUDENFELD ’39, of Rolling Hills, Calif.; Nov. 19, 2000, at the age of 83. A former 30-year resident of Rolling Hills, she was an avid traveler and an active volunteer in numerous organizations. She was predeceased by her husband, Karl Frudenfeld, and foster son, Gonzalo Medina, and is survived by her sister, her daughter and son, one grandchild, two great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

JAMES BUTLER TALBERT ’39, of Los Angeles; May 23, 2000, at the age of 84. He was a musician and bandleader who early in his career formed his own band called the Jimmy Talbert Orchestra. During World War II, he was Chief Warrant Officer, USA, 4th Armored Division Band, earning the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious service in action as a bandleader. Although he received a Bachelor of Music Education degree and a Special Secondary credential in music at USC, teaching music took second place to performing professionally for Talbert. He played trumpet and often served as band leader in such movies as My Love Come Back, Got to Mambo, The Great Race, New York, New York, How the West Was Won, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Wizard of Baghdad, Viva Las Vegas, Nine to Five, Some Like It Hot and The Other Side of Midnight. The Jimmy Talbert Orchestra performed at such venues as the Los Angeles Biltmore, Myron’s Ballroom, Queen Mary, Beverly Hilton, Hollywood Palladium, Chateau Ballroom, Stardust Ballroom, Disneyland, Anaheim Convention Center, Pasadena Convention Center, Pasadena City College and UC Irvine for dances, conventions, fire/police department variety shows and charity events. He is survived by his wife, Karlon, two sons, four grandchildren and three sisters.

SY GOMBERG ’41, of Brentwood, Calif.; Feb. 11, of a heart attack, at the age of 82. He was an Oscar-nominated screenwriter, producer and civil rights activist who taught screenwriting to USC students for more than a decade. He spent World War II in the Air Force Motion Picture Unit in Hollywood. After the war, he was a contributor to Collier’s and the Saturday Evening Post. In 1951, he received an Academy Award nomination for When Willie Comes Marching Home – which was based on a story Gomberg originally wrote for Collier’s – and a Writers Guild of America nomination for Summer Stock. He also created, produced and wrote the 1960s TV series “The Law and Mr. Jones.” A major supporter of the ACLU, Gomberg organized members of the film industry to march with Martin Luther King Jr. in Alabama in the 1960s. In the 1990s, he turned his activist energies “to eliminating excessive, gratuitous or unpunished violence in films and television” as an organizer of Hollywood’s Committee to End Violence. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Maxine; a son; two daughters; a sister; and grandchildren.

ROBERT C. PACKARD ’41, JD ’47, of La Quinta, Calif.; Jan. 13, after an extended battle with cancer, at the age of 81. He was a retired Los Angeles trial attorney and philanthropist, who gave $2 million to the USC Law School in 1998 to fund student scholarships. With a gift of $3 million in 1995, he established the Robert C. Packard President’s Chair. USC President Steven B. Sample is the chair’s first holder. In 1990, a $1 million gift helped to fund the Robert C. and Nanette T. Packard Professorship, currently held by law professor Scott H. Bice. A native of Los Angeles, Packard joined the law firm of Reed & Kirtland (later Kirtland & Packard) in 1948, where he developed an early and career-defining interest in airline defense. The firm’s partners – both USC Law School alumni – nurtured Packard’s ties with his alma mater. During his nearly five-decade career, Packard tried more than 300 Superior Court and federal court jury trials – specializing in aviation defense work and professional liability cases. He was a diplomate of the American Board of Trial Advocates, a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a member of the Los Angeles Bar Assn., State Bar of California, American Bar Assn. and International Bar Assn. He was also a member of the International Association of Insurance Counsel, the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, the American Judicature Society and the International Society of Barristers. At USC, Packard was a founding member of the Presidential Associates, a member of the Trojan Club and a life member of the Appellate Circle of Legion Lex, the USC Law School support organization. He is survived by his wife, Tina.

WAYNE A. REEVES ’41, of Provo, Utah; Nov. 26, 2000, following a battle with liver cancer, at the age of 82. After earning his bachelor’s degree in music from USC, he worked for CBS in Los Angeles, where he played background music for radio and the movies. When CBS moved to New York, he stayed in California and joined Beneficial Life Insurance Co., for whom he worked for 41 years. He received degrees as a chartered life underwriter and chartered financial consultant in 1960, as well as a master of science degree in financial services from the American College and a degree in pensions and executive compensation. He was one of the original founders of the pension administration company, Raymond, Reeves, and Stout. He was a member of the Million Dollar Round Table for many years. He is preceded in death by his wife, Madge, to whom he was married for 58 years, and two sons. He is survived by three sons, three daughters, 44 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren.

NED HERMAN MOERKE ’42, MS ’47, of Houston, Texas; Nov. 19, 2000, at the age of 81. He served as a seagoing U.S. Marine in World War II and retired as a captain in 1956. As a graduate student at USC after the war, he was a lecturer in three undergraduate engineering courses. He first worked for the Fluor Corp. for 15 years in Paola, Kan., as chief engineer and general manager. He then went to Delta Southern at its Southwest Fabrication site in the Houston, Texas, area, where he worked for 22 years. He retired in 1985 as vice president of engineering and quality assurance, having been involved in building pressure vessels and equipment for more than 80 nuclear power plants around world. He was a licensed chemical and mechanical engineer in four states. He was an avid outdoorsman in Wyoming and the open areas of Texas. With former professor George Bauwens of USC’s Civil Engineering Department, and students Herb White and Father Weber of the engineering school, he traversed the Colorado River in 1946 from Hite, Utah, to Lees Ferry in canvas foldboats designed by Bauwens, just before he construction of the Glen Canyon Dam and flooding of Lake Powell. He is survived by his wife, Helen, two sons, a sister and eight grandchildren.

JOHN RODES ’43, MA ’48, of Altadena, Calif.; Dec. 26, 2000, of cancer, at the age of 77. He was a longtime history professor who played a key role in developing the History of Civilization program at Occidental College. In addition to his USC degrees, he earned a second master’s degree and a doctorate from Harvard. He served in the U.S. Army Intelligence during the war and as a French liaison interpreter in post-war Berlin. Rodes joined the Occidental faculty in 1948. From 1953 to 1964 he headed the History of Civilization program, a series of mandatory courses for freshmen and sophomores. In his 43-year career at Occidental he also served as chair of the history department for nine years. Before his retirement in 1993, he taught popular courses on Nazi Germany and modern European diplomatic history. His major printed works include Germany, A History, A Short History of the Western World and A Quest for Unity.

J. CLIFFORD WILLCOX DDS ’43, of Pasadena, Calif.; Aug. 11, 2000, at the age of 80. He was a captain in the U.S. Army Dental Corps in World War II and practiced orthodontics in Pasadena for more than 40 years. Many of those years he volunteered at the dental clinic at Los Angeles County Hospital. He was also a volunteer docent at the Huntington Library in San Marino. He was a past president of many organizations, including the USC Dental Alumni, the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontics (Southern Section) and the University Club of Pasadena. He was a member of the Pasadena Rotary club. He leaves his wife of 53 years, Patches (Quaintance) Willcox ’47, two daughters, including Shelley Willcox Black ’73, two sons, including Grant Willcox DDS ’81, and seven grandchildren.

WARREN S. LINE MD ’45, of Encino, Calif.; Oct. 19, 2000, at the age of 80. He was born in Pasadena, Calif., and grew up in Glendale. He was a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific during World War II and was recalled to serve with the Marine Corps (U.S. Naval Reserve) during the Korean War. He did his residency in otolaryngology at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. Between wars he practiced in Burbank, Calif., and, in 1954, returned to the practice of otolaryngology in North Hollywood. During his career, he served as chief of staff at St. Joseph Medical Center, and was an active staff member at Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys and Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. He was a professor emeritus of otolaryngology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jeanne, a son and daughter, and five grandchildren.

RALPH M. LEWIS ’46, of Upland, Calif.; Jan. 11, at the age of 81. He was a home-building pioneer and philanthropist. A self-educated attorney turned builder, Lewis was one of a handful of building industry titans, including John D. Lusk, Eli Broad and William Lyon, who shaped the housing market in post-World War II Southern California. His Upland-based company built more than 60,000 homes and apartments, with as many as 30,000 of them in the Inland Empire. The Los Angeles-born entrepreneur was a champion of fair housing and worked to build affordable homes for first-time buyers of all ethnic groups from Upland to Sacramento to Las Vegas and Reno. In 1995, Lewis and his wife, Goldy, gave $5 million to USC toward establishing the School of Policy, Planning, and Development’s Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall. Located on the southeast side of the University Park campus, Lewis Hall – which houses the academic and administrative programs of the school as well as USC’s Lusk Center for Real Estate – was dedicated in August 1999. The $10.6 million, three-story building has two large lecture halls with data and electrical connections at each seat, and three studio rooms designed for small groups and collaborative learning. Lewis formed Lewis Homes with his wife, Goldy, in 1955 and raised his four sons in a home his company built in Claremont. The Lewises entered California’s booming housing market in the mid-1950s after meeting many in the business through Lewis’ work as an attorney and CPA. Lewis, who passed the California Bar examination without attending law school, retired from Lewis Homes in the mid-1990s. He is survived by his wife; sons Richard, Robert, Roger and Randall; and seven grandchildren.

WILLIAM RICHARD “DICK” NEW ’47, of Indianapolis, Ind.; Dec. 3, 2000, at the age of 81. He was a retired copy editor for the Indianapolis Star. Previously, he served 27 years in the Army, retiring as a lieutenant colonel. A veteran of World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars, he received a Purple Heart with oak leaf cluster and a Bronze Star. Survivors are his wife, Eleanor, three daughters, nine grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

SEYMOUR M. PERRY MD ’47, of Washington, D.C.; May 19, 2000, after battling prostate cancer, at the age of 78. He was a cancer specialist who became an expert in evaluating medical technology. From 1961 to 1980, he worked with the National Institutes of Health, where he was deputy director of the division of cancer treatment and chief of the branches for human tumor cell biology and for medicine. He later was director of the World Health Organization’s Collaborating Center for Health Technology Assessment. In 1985, he was the founder and the first president of the International Society for Technology Assessment in Health Care, which encourages research and the exchange of information on the clinical and social implications of health care technology. Perry was appointed chair of the Department of Community and Family Medicine at the Georgetown University Medical Center and director of the center’s Institute for Health Care Research and Policy. He also served twice with the Public Health service, from 1952 to 1954 and from 1961 to 1982. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Judith, two sons, a daughter, a sister and three grandsons.

FRED H. PRILL ’47, of Palm Desert, Calif.; Nov. 9, 1999, at the age of 78. He served 33 months in the U.S. Army in New Guinea and the Philippine Islands during World War II and was among the first troops to enter Japan just before the war ended. At USC he was a member and co-captain of the water polo team, lettering for three years. He also achieved the honor of being selected for the All-PAC 10 team as goalie. He was a member of Phi Kappa Tau fraternity and belonged to the USC Alumni Association and Cardinal and Gold. After graduating, Prill worked for Citizens Bank and then later pursued a career in life insurance. He worked for Penn Mutual & Union Life Insurance Companies, where he was general agent at his retirement and had the distinction of holding C.L.U. certification. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Shirley McCaffrey Prill ’47, a son, Richard Prill ’80, a daughter and son-in-law and two grandchildren.

PAUL RUDOLPH GREVE ’48, of Los Angeles; Dec. 21, 2000, at the age of 82. He was a football and track coach who taught in the Los Angeles Unified School District for more than 30 years. His education at USC was interrupted by World War II, in which he served as a U.S. Army pilot. He spent almost his entire teaching career at West-chester High School, where he was head varsity football coach from 1968-1979. He also taught and coached at Dorsey High School. After retiring from teaching, Greve continued to coach, serving as an assistant at West Los Angeles College, Santa Monica College, Fairfax High School and Mira Costa High School. He also coached American football overseas in Scotland for two years. He is survived by a son, two grandchildren and a sister.

PETE ZIDNAK MS ’50, PhD ’55, of San Jose, Calif.; Aug. 8, 2000, from complications stemming from a heart attack and a stroke, at the age of 83. He was a business professor at San Jose State University from 1957 until his retirement in 1982. He was also an ardent golfer who was often consulted by professionals and amateurs alike regarding subtle rules of the game. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army and was awarded the Purple Heart medal after a ship he was on, the S.S. Cape San Juan, was hit by a torpedo and went down in the Pacific. An oil slick on the water temporarily blinded Zidnak, who was rescued in an event chronicled in the Oct. 7, 1944, issue of Collier’s magazine. He is survived by his wife, LaVerne, and a sister-in-law and a brother-in-law.

HOWARD GOLDSTEIN ’52, MSW ’54, DSW ’70, of Waterville, Maine; Nov. 1, 2000, after a long battle with cancer, at the age of 78. He was a professor of social work who served on the faculties of San Diego State University, the University of South Carolina, Dalhousie University (in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada) and the Mandel School of Applied Science Social Services at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He was also a writer and editor in the field. In 1998 he was appointed editor of the national professional journal, Families in Society, a position he maintained until his death. In addition to his wife, Linda, survivors include four daughters, a son, a brother, nine grandchildren, his mother-in- law and several nephews.

RONALD E. PENNING ’54, of Naples, Fla.; May 16, 2000, at the age of 67. He had a 40-year career with State Farm Insurance Companies, beginning as a trainee in the Berkeley, Calif., offices. In 1955, he was promoted to the regional office in Santa Ana, Calif., where he held various supervisory positions. In 1963, he earned his Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter designation. In 1969, he moved to Charlottesville, Va., where he was soon promoted to auto division manager. Two years later, he was appointed executive assistant at State Farm Corporate Headquarters in Bloomington, Ill. From 1972 until his retirement, he was deputy regional vice-president of operations for State Farm’s Michigan region. He is survived by his wife, Gail, two sons, a stepson, four granddaughters, three grandsons and one step-granddaughter.

ARTHUR FRIEDMAN PhD ’55, of Los Angeles; Jan. 23, of a heart attack, at the age of 81. He was a pioneering educator in television who also acted under the stage name of Arthur Bernard. He taught in the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television from 1948 until his retirement in 1990. He helped establish the school’s television curriculum in 1961 and taught broadcasting, sportscasting and production techniques while also creating, writing and directing several TV, radio and theater productions. As an actor, he appeared in such TV series as “Mannix” and “Star Trek” and the miniseries “Rich Man, Poor Man” and “War and Remembrance.” He performed in small theaters, including portraying Willy Loman in a UCLA production of Death of a Salesman. Friedman had recently completed work on a movie, Animal, starring Rob Schneider. From 1950 to 1965, he produced a radio series, “Turning Point,” interviewing more than 100 entertainment pioneers, including Lillian Gish, Harold Lloyd and Mary Pickford. His audiotaped archive has been acquired by the UCLA Charles E. Young Research Library.

ROBERT M. KOMURA ’57, MS ’65, of Ojai, Calif.; Dec. 21, 2000. He was an orthodontist in Ojai and Ventura for 33 years. He attended dental school at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. After serving as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Dental Corps, he returned to USC to complete a master’s degree in orthodontics at the dental school. He was a member of the USC Alumni Association and the dental school’s Century Club. He is survived by his wife, Skip, two daughters and a sister.

JOYCE ISABELL PEYTON ’60, of Culver City, Calif.; Oct. 24, 2000. She was born in London, England, and came to the United States with her parents at the age of six years. After living in Philadelphia, New York City and Rio de Janeiro, her family moved to Los Angeles permanently, where Peyton graduated from Bishop County High School. A career in education began with teaching English, drama, journalism and student government at various Southern California high schools. She also served as a school counselor and became head counselor at Crenshaw High School. She was assistant principal at Venice High School and administrator of priority staffing for Senior High Schools Division in charge of hiring and training new teachers for senior high school. She retired as director of the Office of School Utilization, an office responsible for housing all students in the school district and for managing the district’s school overcrowding. She was an active member of the Trojan Guild of Los Angeles and Town and Gown, as well as numerous other arts and support organizations.

EDGAR CARLYLE OUTTEN JR. ’61, of Long Beach, Calif.; Nov. 20, 2000, at the age of 79. He spent 30 years at North American Aviation & Rockwell International working on the Apollo and Space Shuttle programs. A colonel in the California State Military Reserve, he also served in the armed forces during World War II. He was an active member of All Saints Episcopal Church. He enjoyed sailing and was a life member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Pauline; three children, including sons Thomas Outten ’69, MS ’72, MS ’76, and Richard Outten MFA ’84; three grandchildren, including Laura (Outten) Turley ’93; and a great grandson.

GERALD S. BERNSTEIN MD ’62, of La Verne, Calif.; July 8, 2000. He was professor emeritus of the Keck School of Medicine of USC. After receiving his medical degree from USC, he completed his internship and residency at LAC+USC Medical Center, and was on the USC faculty for more than 30 years. He was a guiding force and leader in the advancement of women’s reproductive health care. He served as chair of the board of directors of the Los Angeles Regional Family Planning Council and medical director for Planned
Parenthood in Los Angeles. He received numerous awards in recognition for his research involving reproductive health. He received a Lifetime Achievement award in January 2000 for his contributions towards education and women’s reproductive health. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Ruth, three daughters and a brother. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Keck School of Medicine of USC.

LEWIS BEALL EdD ’63, of San Diego, Calif.; Nov. 16, 2000, of cancer, at the age of 72. He was a Southern California educator and school district administrator. He served in the Coast Guard during the Korean War. He began his career teaching science at Monrovia High School but soon moved into administration as assistant principal and then principal in Anaheim high schools. He went on to become assistant superintendent in the Desert Sands School District in Indio. Moving to the Azusa School District, he served as assistant superintendent from 1967 to 1974 and was superintendent of the larger Chula Vista City School District in San Diego County, where he remained until his retirement. A former president of the California City School Superintendents Assn., Beall in 1983 received the California School Boards Assn. Golden Bell Award for outstanding service to California students. Over the years, Beall also taught graduate classes at USC, Pepperdine and Cal State Long Beach.

CLARENCE B. MANN MS ’63, of Palm Desert, Calif.; Oct. 31, 2000, at the age of 70. He was a vocational agriculture teacher with the Los Angeles Unified School District from 1953 through 1990. He was a master teacher for Cal Poly University, was recognized statewide for his Future Farmers of America leadership, and was named a Teacher of Excellence. He also helped to establish national guidelines in the field of vocational agriculture curricula. He is survived by his wife, Adele, four children and 10 grandchildren, one of whom is presently a student at USC.

FRED L. REESE PharmD ’64, of Las Vegas, Nev., Nov. 2, 2000. He was a pharmacist who was well known for his design and manufacturing of model airplanes. He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega. He is survived by his wife, Gwen, his mother and sister.

ELIZABETH “BETSY” LYON PASCALE ’68, of Somerville, N.J.; Nov. 9, 2000, at the age of 54. She was born in Palo Alto, Calif., and was raised in Los Angeles before moving to New Jersey in 1971. She recently earned an associate’s degree with honors from Middlesex County College. At USC she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. Her father preceded her in death. She is survived by her mother, two sons and a brother.

ORVILLE LeROY GREYNOLDS MA ’69, of Clinton, Md; Dec. 14, 2000, at the age of 69. He was a retired Air Force colonel who became a systems management professor and did executive consulting work. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1952 to 1976, chiefly as a fighter pilot. His last active-duty assignment was chief of the objectives assessment branch and director of history of strategic arms competition at the Pentagon. His decorations included the Legion of Merit. He spent the next 18 years as an internal consultant to the Boeing Co. For the last two decades, he ran an executive consulting firm with his wife and did work for many large firms. In the 1980s and ’90s, he was a systems management professor at USC, serving in the Washington area as regional director of its master’s in management systems degree program. He was a jazz aficionado, and most of his adult life played piano, organ, saxophone, flute, clarinet and drums. Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Patricia, three sons, three daughters and 13 grandchildren.

MICHAEL BRUCE TRIGLETH MD ’85, of Visalia, Calif.; Oct. 28, 2000, at the age of 44. He graduated with honors from the Keck School of Medicine of USC and completed an internship at the LAC+USC Medical Center in 1986. He worked as a physician at the Visalia Walk-In Clinic, and then opened his own clinic, the Mineral King General Medical Clinic, in 1988, which he operated for several years. In 1992 and 1993, he was involved in smuggling humanitarian medical supplies into Bosnia just before and during the war. Shortly thereafter, he began to be plagued by a series of medical problems, many related to the onset of undiagnosed multiple sclerosis. Trigleth was an avid songwriter and musician, and a longtime member of the Visalia Sons of Italy Lodge. He was also a past member of the American Society for Microbiology, the American Chemical Society and the American Medical Assn. He was preceded in death by his brother and mother. Survivors include his wife of 16 years, Jan, three daughters and one son, and his father.

RAYMOND JACOBSON MD ’92, of San Clemente, Calif.; at the age of 39. He was a physician and emergency-room director at San Clemente Hospital. Survivors include his wife, Helena, and two young children. Helena Jacobson asks friends not to send flowers but to send her “a special memory or anecdote about Ray, so one day the children can read what a truly special dad they had.”
ROBERTA HAPPE ’99, of Glendale, Calif.; Feb. 22, murdered after being carjacked and abducted from a parking structure near downtown Los Angeles, at the age of 23. She worked at the Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center, a support and service organization for the developmentally disabled. While a USC student, she was involved in many organizations on campus including the Helenes, a women’s spirit and community service organization. Happe’s family has set up a memorial fund. Funds will be distributed among Crescenta Valley High School, where Happe graduated, USC and the Koch Family Resource Center. Donations may be sent to the Roberta Happe Memorial Fund, c/o the Vista Federal Credit Union, 500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521-7370.

ROBERT BRACKENBURY, of Des Moines, Iowa; Feb. 7, of Parkinson’s disease, at the age of 83. He was an educational philosopher who served as a professor in the USC Rossier School of Education for three decades, focusing on how ethics, values and origins of human knowledge related to education. He taught courses in philosophy, sociology and the history of education. He was the author of Getting Down to Cases: A Problems Approach to Educational Philosophizing and Breaking Out of the Cultural Cocoon. He served as chairman of USC’s University Senate (now Academic Senate) in 1969. He taught in USC’s overseas graduate centers in Germany, Spain, Turkey, Greece, Belgium and Thailand. During World War II, he served as a naval officer in the Pacific from 1942 to 1945. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Opal, three daughters and four grandchildren.

ROBERT L. FRIEDHEIM, of Playa del Rey, Calif.; Jan. 31, of lung cancer, at the age of 66. He was former director of the USC School of International Relations. An expert on ocean and environmental policy, he was a professor of international relations at the time of his death. On issues of high importance, such as the Law of the Sea and whaling, his research and writings provided an early basis for understanding among policy-makers. Throughout his career he worked to protect and defend the Earth’s marine environment. He taught at the School of International Relations for 25 years, from 1976 to 2001, and served as director of the school from 1992 to 1995. He was also director of USC’s Sea Grant Program from 1980 to 1989 and served as associate director of the USC Institute for Marine and Coastal Studies from 1976 to 1989. Friedheim was the author or co-author of nine books. His latest, Toward a Sustainable Whaling Regime, will be published this spring by the University of Washington Press. He published more than 20 chapters, 22 articles in leading journals and 32 articles on the Law of the Sea. In recent years, he focused much of his research on whaling, seeking to find a common basis for understanding among many competing points of view. Many of Friedheim’s former students hold important positions at research institutions and with key U.S. government agencies. He is survived by his wife, Robin; daughters Amy Friedheim ’81 and Jessica Friedheim Faulkner ’84; and one grandchild.

CHARLES C. HIRT, of Glendale, Calif.; Feb. 3, of pneumonia, at the age of 89. He was the former chairman and founder of USC’s department of choral music. He joined the faculty of USC’s Thornton School of Music in 1941, after serving a decade as a music educator and conductor in the Glendale and Corona public schools. As director of choral activities at USC, he founded and chaired the departments of church music and choral music in USC’s former School of Performing Arts, which once housed the university’s programs in theater, fine arts, cinema-television and music. He also conducted the world-renowned USC Chamber Singers. He retired from USC in 1976, becoming a distinguished emeritus professor. Hirt was considered one of the few authorities on Greco-Slavonic chant, presenting papers on the subject throughout the world. He also served as minister of music at the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood for 30 years, until 1971. He was chosen to conduct the honor choir for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games, and in 1986 he was conductor of the rededication ceremonies for the Statue of Liberty. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Lucy; a daughter; two granddaughters; and one great-grandson. The family requests donations be made to the Charles Hirt Trust Fund of the American Choral Directors Assn., P.O. Box 6310, Lawton, OK 93506.

MARCEL ADRIAN MIR, of Upland, Calif.; Jan. 30, after a three-and-a-half-year battle with cancer, at the age of 23. He was a student majoring in architecture at USC. He was featured, with a photo, in the Sept. 27, 2000, edition of the Los Angeles Times in an article about the Dream Foundation, an organization granting wishes for adults with fatal diseases. He is survived by his wife, Jessica, his parents, his brother and an uncle, Carl Mir ’79.

IONe L. PIPER, of Sedona, Ariz.; Jan. 8, after a long illness, at the age of 79. She was a leading benefactor of USC. After the death of her husband, C. Erwin Piper, who served as chief administrative officer of the city of Los Angeles from 1962 to 1979, she endowed the dean’s chair in the USC School of Public Administration, now part of the university’s School of Policy, Planning, and Development. She called her $2 million gift the most meaningful support she could offer the institution that launched her husband’s career in public service. Born Ione Pyle to a Ventura County family in the citrus business, she graduated from the Holmby College for Women in 1942. After a stint as a secretary for the Republican Party, she found work in the travel business planning tours. It was on a tour to Hawaii that she met her future husband, who died in 1992.




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