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The GSB recently learned of the death of Katherine M. Droegemueller, Ph.B. ’25, of Blanchardville, Wisconsin, on March 23, 1999.


The GSB in July 2000 learned of the death of Anthony Alic, Ph.B. ’32, of Washington, D.C. Alic was retired from Ford Motor Company.


The GSB recently learned of the death of Henry Allan Barth of Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1998. He was 88. Barth, who participated in the GSB’s first hospital administration program class, was a retired CEO of the Michigan Hospital Association. He served as executive president for the Michigan Hospital Association from 1946 to 1976.


The GSB was recently informed of the death of Clifford Myers of Prescott, Arizona, in 1999. In his career, Myers served as CEO of Sendero, and he later became CEO of Myers-Kohl, which he helped launch in 1992. A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, he served in the U.S. Air Force until 1954.


Chicago GSB recently learned of the death of Roy Bothe of Homewood, Illinois. Bothe was retired from the Ideal School Supply Company. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte.

Charles J. Flotkoetter of Riverside, Illinois, died July 14, 2000. He is survived by his wife, Patricia.

Zoltan Kato of Southfield, Michigan, died January 25, 2000, of prostate cancer. He was 78. Kato worked first for Motorola, then as a communications engineer for the Southeast Michigan Transportation Authority until his retirement in 1987. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel. He is survived by his wife, Eleanore; a son, Ken; a daughter, Mary Le Compte; and six grandchildren.


The GSB recently was informed of the death of Richard Gitlitz on June 30, 2000. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis, of Boca Raton, Florida.


John Panagakis of Park Ridge, Illinois, died July 23, 2000, of a heart attack. He was 65. Panagakis taught accounting at Loop City Junior College, now Harold Washington College, and ran a successful accounting business for 35 years while teaching. Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Betty Ann; son, George; daughter, Lainie Garrick; sister, Angeline Fiat; brother, Chris; and three grandchildren.


Bernard J. Gross, ’53, of Bethesda, Maryland, died June 29, 2000, of lung cancer. He was 82. Gross worked for Leo Burnett in Chicago for 35 years. Between 1942 and 1945, he served in the U.S. Army Air Forces as a master sergeant and an aerial gunnery instructor. After his wife, Judith Bazelon, who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, died in 1998, Gross joined the Alzheimer’s Association. He also was a member of the Anti-Defamation League. Survivors include two sons, Michael and John; a daughter, Susan Dienelt; six grandchildren; and two stepgrandsons.


David Bellamy Jr., ’69, of Kenilworth, Illinois, died August 29, 2000, of brain cancer. He was 74. Bellamy, who was retired from an executive position at Baxter International, a medical products and services company, was instrumental in developing plastic containers for intravenous and dialysis solutions. He held several patents for blood bags that he first developed some 50 years ago in partnership with Harvard professor and medical inventor Carl W. Walter at Fenwal Laboratories in Massachusetts. He also helped develop disposable dialysis products and technologies for frozen drug delivery. Bellamy attended Yale for one semester before entering the U.S. Marine Corps. He served in the corps from 1944 to 1945, then returned to finish his bachelor’s degree in physics at Yale in 1949. Soon after completing his undergraduate program, he went to work for Walter. When Baxter purchased Fenwal in 1960, Bellamy moved to Illinois, where he earned his M.B.A. from the GSB in 1969. After retiring from the company in 1998, he continued to work in a consulting capacity for Baxter. Outside of work, he was an active sailboat racer. He is survived by his wife, Mary; four daughters, Barbara Ann, Patricia Cook, Elizabeth Grabowski, and Katherine Chiao; and seven grandchildren.

Paul R. Duncan, ’69, of La Grange, Illinois, died July 5, 2000, of complications related to diabetes. He was 67. Duncan served as vice president and general counsel for the international division of McDonald’s for 17 years, beginning in 1978. He also was responsible for helping to bring the first McDonald’s restaurants to Moscow, Beijing, and other cities worldwide. He received his bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University in 1955 and a law degree from Yale University in 1958. Starting his corporate law career at Montgomery Ward, Duncan left in 1962 to join the international law department at Interlake, where he worked while attending the GSB’s Executive M.B.A. Program. In 1970, he left Interlake to join McDonaldd’s. Survivors include hiswife, Glenda, and daughters, Diana Duncan, Suzanne Drews, and Laura Gatland.


Laurence P. O’Connor, ’78, of Bellevue, Washington, died June 14, 2000. He was 59. The chairman, president, and CEO of Unigard Insurance Group, O’Connor also was president and CEO of John Hancock Property and Casualty Insurance and had a long career with the U.S. Navy. Survivors include his wife, Kathryn Thatcher Poynter, and a daughter, Deborah.


The GSB recently learned of the death of Ronald A. Moeslein, ’79, of San Jose, California, former director of project financing for United Defense in Santa Clara. Moeslein is survived by his wife, Joann.

B. Peter Pashigian, professor emeritus

B. Peter Pashigian, professor emeritus of business economics, died October 18, 2000, at his home in Chicago. He was 68.

Pashigian, who studied the way industries organize and operate, taught courses in microeconomics, applied price theory, industrial organization, and government regulation at the GSB.

He was the author of three books––The Distribution of Automobiles: An Economic Analysis of the Franchise System (Prentice-Hall, 1961); The Changing Role of the Corporate Attorney (Lexington Books, 1982); and Price Theory and Applications (McGraw-Hill, 1998, second edition)––and served as coeditor of the Journal of Business.

In addition to researching shopping mall space allocation and pricing and shopping practices, Pashigian was the author of several groundbreaking studies about the politics of pollution regulation. In the 1980s, he wrote “The Political Economy of the Clean Air Act: Regional Self-Interest in Environmental Legislation” for the Center for the Study of American Business and “Environmental Regulation: Whose Self-Interests Are Being Protected?” for Economic Inquiry.

A member of the American Economic Association and National Bureau of Economic Research, Pashigian joined the University of Chicago in 1961 as assistant professor of business economics. He was appointed associate professor in 1964, professor in 1968, and professor emeritus last year.

Pashigian received an A.B. in economics from Wayne State University in 1954 and a Ph.D. in economics from MIT in 1960. He is survived by his wife, Rose; two children, Melissa Pashigian and Peter Allan Pashigian; and a sister, Ardem Antonian.

Hans Theil, former professor
Hans Theil of St. Augustine, Florida, a former professor at the university and the GSB, died August 20, 2000. He was 75. Theil joined the faculty in 1965 as University Professor and professor of econometrics and management science in the GSB and the department of economics; he stayed on until 1981. In his lifetime, he was the recipient of many honors, among them an honorary LL.D. from the university. He also served as a fellow and president of the Econometric Society and as a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Statistical Association. Theil was an elected member of the International Statistical Institute and a member of the board of directors of the NBER and the Council of TIMS. Survivors include his wife, Lore.

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