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November 1, 2011, Volume 58, No. 10

Mr. Cohen, SEAS


Fred Cohen, adjunct professor of management and technology practice in the School of Engineering and Applied Science from 1978 to 1983, passed away October 6 at age 83.

Raised in Wynnefield, Mr. Cohen graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1951 with a degree in electrical engineering.

Prior to teaching at Penn, Mr. Cohen held positions at Philco Corp., RCA and ITT Corp. He founded TeleSciences, which specialized in developing phone equipment. He sold the company in the mid-1980s and continued to be involved with various start-up ventures.

Mr. Cohen is survived by his sons, Charlie and Robert; a sister; and four grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held on November 25 at 7 p.m., by reservation only. Those interested in attending may contact Charlie Cohen at charliec610@gmail.com for further information.

Donations may be made to the Palliative Care Program, Cooper University Medical Center, Three Cooper Plaza, Suite 211, Camden, NJ 08103.



Dr. Ware, Radiation Oncology


Dr. Jeffrey H. Ware, senior research investigator in the department of radiation oncology in the Perelman School of Medicine, passed away October 23 from brain cancer; he was 47.

A native of Connecticut, Dr. Ware earned his bachelor’s degree in biology in 1986 and his PhD in neuroscience in 1994 both from Penn. He remained at Penn, becoming a post-doctoral fellow and working in the lab of Dr. Ann Kennedy, professor in the department of radiation oncology, who called him a “dedicated, imaginative and hard working colleague.” His work, published since 2008, included the study of compounds to protect astronauts from space radiation and their possible application in preventing cancer in high-risk individuals.

He “dedicated his professional life to one of our more important missions, which is trying to find better treatments for cancer patients,” said Stephen Hahn, chair of the department.

Dr. Ware is survived by his wife, Barbara Boyer; daughters, Dorothy and Isabella; brother, David; sister, Christine; and his mother, Virginia Ware.

Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1851 Old Cuthbert Rd, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034.



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Almanac appreciates being informed of the deaths of current and former faculty and staff members, students, and other members of the University community.

However, notices of alumni deaths should be directed to the Alumni Records Office at Room 545, Franklin Building, (215) 898-8136 or e-mail record@ben.dev.upenn.edu.


Almanac - November 1, 2011, Volume 58, No. 10