Dr. John Cotter

At presstime Almanac learned of the death of Dr. John Lambert Cotter, a beloved curator emeritus at the Museum, on February 5 at the age of 87. Details of his life will be published next week.

Robert D. Moore

Mr. Moore, a member of the Penn Libraries staff for forty years, died on January 4 at the age of 68. A speaker of eight languages who came here as a binding technician in 1958, he became a bibliographic specialist in Acquisitions ten years later and was still on active service at the time of his death.

An alumnus of the Philadelphia Conservatory of Music, Mr. Moore was also organist at St. Augustine Church of the Covenant for 35 years. Before joining Penn he was an intelligence specialist in the U.S. Army and had earned three bronze stars in Korea. He is survived by friends and colleagues who recall him as a beloved member of the Library family.

Dr. Hugh M. Shafer

Almanac has belatedly learned that Dr. Hugh M. Shafer, a professor emeritus of education since 1976, died on October 30 at the age of 88.

Dr. Shafer, who took his bachelors and masters degrees from West Virginia University and his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, joined Penn in 1948 and became associate professor of education in 1949. He also served as a lecturer in the Nursing School. He was known for his design of courses on "programmed instruction," as the classroom use of multimedia was then called, for educators at large and for faculty at Penn.

Dr. Shafer is survived by his wife of 59 years, Wilma Carolyn Stewart Shafer; a son, Earl Dane Shafer; a daughter, Brenda Carolyn Shafer; and a granddaughter, Joy Christine Shafer.

Almanac, Vol. 45, No. 20, February 9, 1999