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July 13, 2010, Volume 57, No. 01

Dr. Alexander, Anesthesiology

Dr. Samuel C. Alexander, former assistant professor of anesthesiology in the School of Medicine from 1958-1969, passed away June 23 at age 80.

Raised in North Carolina, Dr. Alexander earned his bachelor’s degree from Davidson College in 1951 and his medical degree from Penn in 1955.

Following his tenure at Penn, Dr. Alexander held positions at University of Connecticut, the Winslow Navajo Indian Hospital in Arizona, and served as chair of the department of anesthesiology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine for 20 years. He retired in 1996 from what is now Drexel University’s College of Medicine.

Dr. Alexander is survived by his wife, Betty; children, Samuel III, Christian Libson and Baine Alexander; eight grandchildren; and his sister, Margaret Farthing.


Ms. Bradford, SAS External Affairs

Susanne “Susie” Bradford, retired director of communications in SAS External Affairs, passed away May 11 at age 67.

Ms. Bradford spent over two decades of her career at Penn, arriving in 1978 as a secretary in the Annenberg School. She joined the SAS External Affairs staff in 1987.  At the time of her retirement in 2004, she also served as managing editor of the Penn Arts & Sciences Magazine.

In retirement, Ms. Bradford served as president of the Master Gardener Association in 2008. She also created an About.com video for the Garden section of the site.

Born in 1943 in Hagerstown, Maryland, she graduated from National Cathedral High School in Washington, DC.

Ms. Bradford is survived by her husband, Richard Hudson; children, Ellie and Chris Jones; brother, Kent Bradford, Jr.; sisters, Harriett Magee and Laurie Hall; stepchildren, Donnell Hudson, Fontaine Hudson, Jeanne Koehler, Andrew Hudson, Sophie Forgues-Roy, Lawrence Hudson and Jean-Bernard Forgues-Roy; and 15 grandchildren.


Dr. Goodman, Wharton


Dr. Charles Schaffner Goodman, professor emeritus and former chairman in the Wharton School’s marketing and business administration department, passed away October 18, 2009 at age 93.

Dr. Goodman received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UCLA in 1938 and 1940, respectively. After serving in WWII, he earned a doctorate from the University of Michigan in 1948.

He joined the faculty of the Wharton School in 1948, where he was a professor of marketing and business administration until his retirement in 1986. He also served as chairman of the department from 1974 to 1978.

As a nationally known marketing expert he consulted for Anheuser Busch and the Department of Defense among others.

Dr. Goodman is survived by his children, Chick Goodman and Suzanne Hogsett; and his grandchildren, Julia Allison Goodman and Zebulon Robert Goodman.



Dr. Knauer, Penn Museum

Dr. Elfriede R. Knauer, a consulting research associate in the Mediterranean Section at the Penn Museum, passed away June 7 at age 83.

A native of Germany, Dr. Knauer researched and published widely in the art history of ancient Greece, the ancient and medieval history of the silk route and Renaissance culture.

She had been at the Museum since 1974. She is the 2002 recipient of the Museum’s Director Award, which honors volunteer achievements.

Dr. Knauer is survived by her husband, Georg Knauer, professor emeritus of classical studies.


Professor Leech, Penn Law


Professor Noyes E. Leech, emeritus professor in the Law School, passed away July 1 at the age of 88.

Professor Leech received both his BA and JD from Penn in 1943 and 1948, respectively.

After he earned his law degree, he became an associate at Dechert, Price & Rhoads. He began his career at Penn Law in 1949 as an instructor in law, later becoming a full professor in 1958, and the Ferdinand Wakeman Hubbell Professor of Law in 1978. A year before his retirement in 1986 he was the William A. Schnader Professor of Law.

During the 1959-1960 academic year, Professor Leech served as chair of the Faculty Senate.

Professor Leech, along with former dean of the Law School, Robert Mundheim, established the Journal of International Economic Law that was first published in 1978. 

Professor Leech is survived by his wife, Louise; children, Katharine and Gwyneth; grandchildren, Megan Louise Wilson and Grace Elizabeth Wilson; and brother, William David Leech.


Mr. McNeil, Jr., Benefactor

Robert L. McNeil, Jr., chemist and Penn benefactor, passed away May 20 at the age of 94.

Mr. McNeil is the former chairman of McNeil Laboratories, manufacturer of pharmaceutical products, including Tylenol™ and former chairman of the Barra Foundation Inc., an organization that primarily serves the Greater Philadelphia area.

Established in 1978, the Center for Early American Studies was renamed in honor of its benefactor, Robert L. McNeil, Jr., in 1998. The McNeil Center specializes in the histories and cultures of North America before 1850, with an emphasis on the mid-Atlantic region. Mr. McNeil and the Barra Foundation provided funding that built the Center’s permanent home and provided a permanent endowment for the building’s operational costs (Almanac January 21, 2003).

Mr. McNeil graduated from Yale University in 1936 and two years later earned a second BS from what is now the University of the Sciences.

Mr. McNeil is survived by his wife, Nancy; daughters, Victoria McNeil Le Vine and Joanna McNeil Lewis; sons, Collin and Robert III; and 11 grandchildren.


Dr. Oliva, Wharton

Dr. Terence A. Oliva, a former adjunct professor in marketing at the Wharton School, passed away June 6; he was 67.

Dr. Oliva served on Wharton’s adjunct faculty from 1985-1990. Since then, he had been on the faculty at Temple University’s Fox School of Business and Management.

Double majoring in math and art, Dr. Oliva earned his bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s College of California in 1964. After serving in the Vietnam War, he earned an MBA from California State University in 1971 and a doctorate in operations management from the University of Alabama in 1974.

Dr. Oliva is survived by his stepmother, Barbara; children, Andrea and Mark; grandson, Ian; sister, Jean; and his brother, Paul.


Mr. Peck, New Bolton Center


Sean A. Peck, a staff member at the School of Veterinary Medicine’s New Bolton Center, passed away March 12; he was 21.

For the past two years, he served as a lab technician at the New Bolton Center.

Born in West Chester, Mr. Peck was a 2007 graduate of Downingtown West High School.

Mr. Peck is survived by his parents, Derick and Patricia Peck; brothers, Michael, Brian and Kevin; maternal grandmother, Ethel Stankus; and paternal grandparents, Alden and Jeannette Peck.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Pennsylvania Council of Trout Unlimited c/o Valley Forge Chapter #290, PO Box 1356, West Chester, PA 19380.




Mr. Rose, Annenberg School


Albert E. Rose, lecturer in television and film production in the Annenberg School beginning in the late 1960s through the late 1980s, passed away June 16 at age 70.

During his career as a television executive, Mr. Rose worked for WCAU-TV (now NBC10), New Jersey Network (NJN) and created Program Resource Group, which provides national programming services to a consortium of public television stations. He retired in 2008.

His documentary, Mozart in Montclair won a Golden Eagle Award from the organization CINE in 1990.

Born in Pittsburgh, Mr. Rose received his bachelor’s degree in history from Penn in 1961 and a master’s degree from the Annenberg School in 1962, during which time he was active with WXPN.

Mr. Rose is survived by his wife, Valerie.

Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Center for Literacy in Philadelphia.


Dr. Moshe Greenberg’s obituary (Almanac May 25, 2010) should have stated that his brother’s name is Daniel. We regret this error. –Eds.


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