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1925
The GSB learned recently of the death of James W. Cooksey of Roanoke, Virginia, in January 1998. Survivors include a son, Jim.
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1931
Harry G. Gilbert, Ph.B. ’31, of Greenville, South Carolina, died October 1, 1999. Following graduation from the GSB, Gilbert worked in the controller’s department of Montgomery Ward & Co. in Chicago for 15 years and later in New York City as divisional controller for three years. During this period he also served as a lieutenant in the United States Navy from 1942 to 1945. After his 18-year tenure with Montgomery Ward, Gilbert served as assistant controller general, controller, and vice president and controller of Bigelow-Sanford Inc. in New York City and Greenville. He worked for Bigelow-Sanford from 1952 to 1975. Gilbert is survived by his wife of nearly 66 years, Aileen Kahil Gilbert, and two sons, James and Robert.
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1936
Kenneth M. Thompson of Lilburn, Georgia, died March 20. He was retired from Amoco Corporation.
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1939
The GSB recently learned of the death of Toyse T. Kato of Clinton, Utah, in 1999.

The GSB recently learned of the death of Richard C. Rashman of Glencoe, Illinois, in May 1999.

Robert J. Sedlak died in August 1999 in San Bernardino, California, following a lengthy illness. After receiving his M.B.A. from the GSB, Sedlak graduated in 1942 from the Midshipman’s School at Columbia University in New York and subsequently served in the United States Navy as a lieutenant senior grade during World War II. Following his endeavor in the U.S. Navy, he worked as vice president of sales for the Mid-States Corporation. Headquartered in Chicago, the firm at the time was the largest U.S. manufacturer of mobile homes. In 1967 he and his wife, Nancy, cofounded the United Health Careers Institute in San Bernardino, which trained allied health personnel, licensed nurses, medical assistants, and dental assistants. During the 1970s Sedlak served as a member of the Chicago-based Accrediting Commission of the American Association of Medical Assistants. He is survived by his wife; his two children, Elizabeth Marie Sedlak and Robert J. Sedlak; and three grandchildren.
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1942
Marion S. Thompson of Wawa, Pennsylvania, died January 7. Survivors include a daughter, Marcia.
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1943
The GSB recently learned of the death of Donald D. Heindel of Tallahassee, Florida, in May 1999. Survivors include a daughter, Debra.
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1944
Joseph D. Hartwig, Ph.B. ’44, of St. Joseph, Michigan, died February 9. He was 87. While at Chicago, Hartwig met and married Marjorie Clemens Hartwig, A.B. ’44, M.B.A. ’44. He then obtained a law degree from Harvard while teaching accounting at Boston University. He taught at Michigan State University and then began a law practice in St. Joseph, which continued until his death. Frequently listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Hartwig was a former chairman of the State Bar of Michigan Taxation Section, a member of the Trust and Estate Planning Council of the State Bar, a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, and a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel. Hartwig is survived by his wife; a daughter, Pamela Clemens Hartwig; two grandchildren, Kirsten Hartwig and Victoria Hartwig-Benya; and a daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Thompson. He was preceded in death by a son, Donald Clemens Hartwig.
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1946
Ida J. Nolte-Cornelison of Cincinnati, Ohio, died August 30, 1999. After earning her M.B.A., Nolte-Cornelison began a teaching career, and in 1979 she received a doctor of education degree from the University of Cincinnati. She then taught at the University of Cincinnati’s Teachers College until retirement. She is survived by her husband, Cleve.
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1948
Rudolph W. Bergner died February 14. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anne.

Selig D. Hersch of Glenview, Illinois, died November 1, 1999. Survivors include his wife, Carol.
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1949
The GSB in March learned of the death of Col. Carl P. Blakely, U.S. Army Ret. Survivors include his wife, Natalie.

The GSB recently learned of the death of Grace E. McMahon of Rockford, Illinois.
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1950
James J. Cizek, Ph.B. ’48, of Burr Ridge, Illinois, died December 8, 1999. Survivors include his wife, Dolores, A.B. ’51.
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1951
Larry R. Darcy of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, died October 24, 1999. Survivors include his wife, Grete.
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1952
The GSB recently learned of the death of Roy R. Claytor on January 6, 1999. He is survived by his wife, H. B. Claytor.
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1953
The GSB in February learned of the death of Victor M. Farrell of San Luis Obispo, California.
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1954
Col. Harry C. Swan of Herndon, Virginia, died November 28, 1999.
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1955
The GSB recently learned of the death of Edwin R. Osborn, A.B. ’49, M.B.A. ’55, of Buffalo, New York, on May 20, 1999.

Iwao Shino of Tokyo died January 18. A former chairman of the University of Chicago alumni club in Tokyo, Shino is survived by his wife, Sachiko.
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1957
The GSB learned in December of the death of Kenneth E. Brown. Survivors include his wife, Barbara.

The GSB recently learned of the death of Wilbur R. Thomas of Rock Island, Illinois, on April 10, 1998.
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1961
The GSB recently learned of the death of Gerald J. La Bouff of Houston.

Milton Weiss of Thousand Oaks, California, died July 22, 1999.
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1963
Richard H. Thompson Jr. of Tempe, Arizona, died August 22, 1999. Survivors include his wife.

The GSB in January learned of the death of H. Jane Wallace of Barrington, Illinois.
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1964
The GSB recently learned of the death of Kenneth D. Sill of Duncanville, Texas.
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1965
The GSB recently learned of the death of Arthur W. Hilley.

The GSB recently learned of the death of Robert R. Rufh of Mesa, Arizona, in December 1998.
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1966
John L. Du Fon Jr. of Crown Point, Indiana, died August 27, 1999. Survivors include a sister, Joan Kayes.

Fred Minkus of Mount Prospect, Illinois, died October 24, 1999, following a long illness. He is survived by his wife, Roslyn.

Martin E. Mullarkey Sr. of Oak Lawn, Illinois, died in December 1999. An entrepreneur, he started Mullarkey Associates in his basement in 1971. The company, which sells water-treatment equipment, now represents 10 manufacturers in the U.S. and abroad. Before starting the firm, Mullarkey served in the navy at the Pearl Harbor shipyard from 1957 to 1960, and then spent several years in industry. He was a longtime active member of St. Catherine of Alexandria Church in Oak Lawn. Mullarkey is survived by his wife, Barbara; three sons, Martin Jr., Matthew, and Michael; three daughters, Grace, Coleen Theisen, and Mary Rigali; a brother, Thomas; two sisters, Blanche McDonald and Jean Marie Sapp; and seven grandchildren.
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1967
Norman B. Friedman died November 3, 1999. He was 77. A former business professor at Richard J. Daley College, Friedman was a longtime Hyde Park resident. He received a degree in aeronautical engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology in 1944 and worked for a short time at the agency that preceded NASA. Working as a mechanical engineer, Friedman played a part in designing the original Volkswagen Beetle. After receiving his M.B.A., Friedman taught at Daley College for 25 years. An avid reader, he had a unique collection of secondhand books. For years he was an institution at O’Gara and Wilson, a bookstore in Hyde Park. Every Friday a bookstore employee would pick him up at his home and bring him to the shop so he could spend the afternoon there. Survivors include his wife, Lorraine, A.M. ’47; a daughter, Adele; and a son, Victor.
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1968
Richard J. Pirhofer died March 1 at his home in Clearwater, Florida. He was 65. An obituary in the Chicago Tribune described the wanderlust that led Pirhofer to crisscross the country in a motor home for five years following heart surgery. The travels, which he documented with monthly newsletters, took him to Canada and 48 states. Born and raised in Chicago, Pirhofer worked in international sales for Miehle-Goss-Dexter Inc., a printing machine manufacturer in Chicago. After becoming an independent marketing consultant for Star Chemical Co. in Hinsdale, Illinois, Pirhofer moved to Seattle to work as a sales and marketing engineering consultant for Web Press. While in Seattle, he also worked as a private investigator of corporate espionage. Pirhofer is survived by two sons, Alan and Adam; and his ex-wife, Arlene Mecko, with whom he remained friends.
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1971
Stewart R. Ward of Windermere, Florida, died February 5. Survivors include his wife, Donna.
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1973
The GSB recently learned of the death of Richard H. Hannemann of Naperville, Illinois.

Paul Martinez died September 30, 1999, in Camarillo, California. He was 59. A financial industry expert for 35 years, Martinez most recently worked for Southern California Community Business Corp., a financial adviser firm. Born and raised in Chicago, Martinez served in the Marine Corps in Vietnam. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Sheila Ann; a son, Marc; a daughter, Jessica; his mother, Josephine; four sisters, Genevive Torres, Constance Perez, Nadine Guerin, and Judith Martinez; and four brothers, Leonard, Henry, Michael, and Ralph.
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1974
The GSB in December learned of the death of Richard H. Guenther of Racine, Wisconsin.
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1975
James MacBeth, Ph.D. ’75, of Dallas died September 9, 1999. Survivors include his wife, Michelle Steigleder; a son, Scott; and a daughter, Sandy.
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The GSB in February learned of the death of Albert A. Aasen, ’52. Survivors include his wife, Annora.
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Robert J. McWhirter, ’53, of Shawnee Mission, Kansas, died November 2, 1999. Survivors include his wife, Alva.
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The GSB learned in December of the death of William G. Lampe, ’54, of Daytona Beach, Florida.
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The GSB recently learned of the death of Wayne W. Stutzman, ’57, of Penn Valley, California. Stutzman was retired from Walgreen Co.
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The GSB recently learned of the death of John A. Halgren, ’61, of Indianola, Iowa. Halgren was retired from Navistar International.
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Col. Harold W. Yount, U.S. Army Ret., ’62, of Richardson, Texas, died July 16, 1999. Survivors include his wife, Jean.
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Carl W. Schulz Jr., ’75, of Wausau, Wisconsin, died March 7. He was 63. Born and raised in Wilmette, Illinois, Schulz graduated from Dartmouth University before entering the U.S. Navy, where he served as lieutenant. After defending some officers in court-martial cases, he developed an interest in becoming a lawyer. After leaving the service, he graduated from Chicago-Kent College of Law. In 1975 he received an M.B.A. from the GSB. For 12 years he worked as a lawyer for Chicago Title & Trust before becoming a claims lawyer at Shand, Morahan & Co. In 1993 he moved to Wausau to work as a claims attorney for Wausau (later Nationwide) Insurance. He was active in two churches: St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in Wilmette and the Church of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ in Wausau. Survivors include his wife, Ingrid; two sons, Carl W. III and Andrew M.; three daughters, Heidi Latimer Schulz, Pattie Schulz, and Laura Hooper; a brother, John; two sisters, Connie Day and Judith Claire Joy; and four grandchildren. Over a period of 22 years, Schulz and his wife also served as foster parents to 98 teenage girls and four boys.
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In February the GSB learned of the death of Walter Tell Stelzel, ’83, of Barrington Hills, Illinois. Survivors include his wife, Sarah.
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In Memoriam
Edward Hirsch Levi, Former University President

Edward Hirsch Levi, former president of the University of Chicago and U.S. attorney general in the Ford administration, died at his home in Chicago on March 20. He was 88. Educated at the Laboratory School, the College, and the Law School, Levi had a long history with the university. He was dean of the Law School from 1950 to 1962, provost of the university from 1962 to 1968, and president from 1968 to 1975. He served as the Glen A. Lloyd Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in the Law School and was a University of Chicago trustee.

In 1975, President Gerald Ford asked him to serve as attorney general after the credibility of the Justice Department was eroded by the Watergate scandal. He also served as a member of the White House Central Group on Domestic Affairs (1964), the White House Task Force on Education (1966–1967), and the President’s Task Force on Higher Education (1969–1970).

Levi is survived by his wife, Kate Sulzberger Hecht, whom he married in 1946, and three sons: John, a partner in the Chicago law firm Sidley & Austin; David, a U.S. district judge in Sacramento, California; and Michael, a high-energy physicist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He is also survived by a brother, Harry, a retired Chicago real-estate attorney, and was preceded in death by a brother, Julian, architect of the
urban renewal in Hyde Park and a former University of Chicago professor.
In Memoriam
Seymour Sudman, Ph.D. ’62, Statistics and Survey Pioneer


Seymour Sudman of Champaign, Illinois, died May 2. He was 71. Sudman was a University of Illinois professor whose writings were required reading for students of marketing, statistics, and sociology. The Chicago Tribune described him as a “pioneer in designing survey questionnaires, a good-natured semanticist with an eye for spotting a single word that could skew an entire survey’s findings.” He was also a researcher who had written more than two dozen books since 1966. His best known were Applied Sampling and Asking Questions, which have become staples for undergraduates studying statistics and survey writing. After receiving his Ph.D. in 1962, Sudman directed sampling and senior studies at the National Opinion Research Center. In 1968 he joined the university in Urbana-Champaign as a professor of business administration and sociology. Survivors include his wife, Blanche; a son, Harold; two daughters, Emily Hindin and Carol Sudman; a sister, Annette Baich; and two grandchildren.
In Memoriam
James Hsu Lee, ’97, Memorial Fund Established

James Hsu Lee, ’97, of Fairbanks, Alaska, died in December 1999 following an auto accident. He was 27. Survivors include his wife, Caroline Brown; a sister, Ann; a brother, John; and his parents. Lee’s sister, Ann, reports that the family has established a memorial fund that will provide scholarships “to high school seniors who have exemplified James’s love of sports and team leadership.” Contributions may be sent to the James Lee Memorial Fund, care of Peninsula Community Foundation, 1700 South El Camino, Ste. 300, San Mateo, CA 94402-3049. Alumni also may send memorial fund contributions to Lee’s parents, who would like to personally acknowledge gifts, at 520 Hanbury Lane, Foster City, CA 94404. The family is also compiling a memorial book and invite friends to submit stories, photographs, or other memorabilia. Direct those submissions to Ann Lee at alee@valuevest.com or John Lee at jlsnowball@
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In Memoriam
Jean Head Sisco, ’46, Distinguished Public Service Alumna

Jean Head Sisco, ’46, died at her home in Chevy Chase, Maryland, on April 20. She was 74.

Sisco, who in 1998 received the GSB’s Distinguished Public Service Alumnus Award, was a business leader, civic activist, and energetic advocate of putting women on corporate boards.

The first woman director of the Washington Board of Trade, Sisco served on 23 corporate boards over her 30-year career. She was named Director of the Year in 1999 by the National Association of Corporate Directors and in 1995 received the Breaking the Glass Ceiling award of the National Women’s Economic Alliance Foundation. At the time of her death, Sisco was a corporate director of Textron, Chiquita Brands International, the Neiman Marcus Group, American Funds Tax Exempt, and K-Tron International Inc. She served as a director of the National Association of Corporate Directors and chair of its Center for Board Leadership.

She also was a partner in Sisco Associates, a consulting firm she founded in 1979, which specializes in international risk and trade analysis.

Her husband, Joseph J. Sisco, a former undersecretary of state for political affairs and a former president of American University, joined the firm in 1980.

Before starting Sisco Associates, Sisco worked for the Woodward & Lothrop retail chain for 24 years and rose to be its vice president for personnel and labor relations.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Dr. Carol Bolton Sisco of Riva, Maryland, and Jane Murdock Sisco of Bethesda, Maryland.
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