Gerald H. Klingon, neurologist, New York City, on October 31, 2021. Born in Norwich, Conn., Klingon graduated from Erasmus Hall H.S. in Brooklyn in 1938 and played baseball at Columbia. After earning an M.D. from Cornell in 1945, he served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, then in the Public Health Service. A 1950–51 residency in neurology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City led to a long professional association with that department’s chair, Morris B. Bender. Together they established the neurology service at Bellevue’s Third (NYU) Division, and Klingon went on to found the neurology service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. An associate clinical professor at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical College, he also maintained a private practice in Manhattan until he retired at 83. Klingon was an ardent supporter of Columbia football for more than 70 years. Predeceased by his wife of 55 years, Judith, in 2010, and his son, Robert, in 2020, Klingon is survived by his daughter, Karen (Jerry Middleton).
Daniel N. Hoffman,
attorney, San Jose, Calif., on January 1, 2022. Born in Utica, N.Y., on July 7, 1926, to Rabbi Isidor Hoffman (counselor to Jewish students at Columbia, 1934–67) and Hilda Burstein, Hoffman was raised in New York City with his brother, Richard ’50. A great admirer of Eleanor Roosevelt, one of his treasured College memories was the afternoon he and fellow Columbia students spent with her at Hyde Park. Hoffman was a strong proponent of peaceful activism who participated in several non-violent Civil Rights demonstrations in 1948. After earning an M.A. from Haverford and a J.D. from the Law School, in 1957, he settled in California, where he practiced law for four decades. An outspoken progressive who dedicated his life to community service, Hoffman worked tirelessly for the Democratic party and for racial justice. He is survived by his son, Jeremy; daughters, Sharon and Carolyn Hoffman Carlesimo (P.J.); and two grandchildren.
Dennis N. Marks,
physician, Sacramento, Calif., on January 10, 2022. From the age of 5, Marks had an all-consuming goal to be a doctor, driving him to graduate from the College at 18 after working various jobs to pay tuition. He valued the lessons learned about poverty and illness while at NYU’s medical school and Bellevue Hospital. After serving in the Army in Japan, Marks established his pediatric practice in Sacramento and at 35 built a residential center for people with developmental disabilities. He was a fisherman, skier, poet, painter, sculptor, photographer and philanthropist. Marks was predeceased by his wife of 68 years, Nancy, and is survived by his children, Debby Dillon, Steve (Jenelle), Joan, Connie Minden (Andy) and Mick (Joanne); eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
George W. Intemann, automotive executive, La Quinta, Calif., on January 17, 2022. Born on April 21, 1923, in NYC, Intemann was a decorated B-17 pilot during WWII and continued in the Air Force Reserves until retiring as a major. He earned a degree in industrial engineering and rowed crew at Columbia. Intemann had a successful career with General Motors Acceptance Corp. 1949–87, working in New York and in Britain, Argentina and the Netherlands and traveling worldwide. In 1981, he built a house on Kiawah Island, S.C., and lived there for 25 years before moving to California to be closer to family. An avid reader and history buff, Intemann enjoyed golfing, metal detecting and operating radios/ham radios. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Trudi; three daughters and their spouses; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Henry Clay Black II,
State Department officer, Chevy Chase, Md., on May 22, 2022. A Korean War veteran and naval officer who was a member of NROTC, Black went on to earn an M.A. from Harvard and a Ph.D. in American studies from Minnesota. In 1965, he joined the State Department, for which he served in St. John’s, Newfoundland; Rio de Janeiro and São Paolo, Brazil; Nassau, Bahamas; London; Paris; and Dakar, Senegal, before finishing his career as economics counselor in Athens. Black then joined the State Department’s Declassification Unit, charged with releasing classified information to the public, a position he held until 2018. Clay, as he was known, loved traveling and was an avid reader. He is survived by his wife, Moira; daughters, Sheila, Samantha and Sarah; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Richard J. Schwarzstein,
attorney, Laguna Beach, Calif., on May 29, 2022. Born on July 6, 1934, in Yonkers, N.Y., Schwarzstein earned a J.D. from Harvard, where he met his wife, Sande; they were married on September 19, 1959. He began his law career in NYC before moving to California in 1974 and building his own law practice in Newport Beach. In his nearly 63-year career, Schwarzstein specialized in corporate law, securities, mergers and acquisitions, trademark law, international law and nonprofit law. He held leadership roles in many professional organizations and was passionate about supporting arts and cultural organizations. His family maintained a home in Jacmel, Haiti, and operated Renaissance 2, a gallery specializing in first-generation Haitian artists. In addition to his wife of 63 years, Schwarzstein is survived by his daughters, Cindy, Alisa and Amy; son-in-law, Ian; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Richard K. Fadem,
professor, Santa Fe, N.M., on May 17, 2022. Fadem earned an M.A. in 1963 and a Ph.D. in 1971, both from GSAS and in English and comparative literature. He was a professor of 19th-century English literature at Scripps College and the Claremont Graduate School in California, and was dean of faculty and acting president at Scripps. Fadem retired to Orcas Island, Wash., where he taught seminars for more than a decade. While a graduate student in the 1960s, he started a book about William Wordsworth, whom he could quote at length. When asked at various times in his life what he’d been up to, his answer often was “finishing” his Wordsworth book, something he achieved shortly before his death. Fadem is survived by his partner, Linda Koran; son, Luke; and daughters, Anna and Clara.
Mark A. Franklin,
professor, Clayton, Mo., on May 22, 2021. Franklin earned a B.S in 1962 and an M.S. in 1964, both in electrical engineering and from Columbia Engineering, and was an international fellow at SIPA in 1963. After working for Honeywell in Boston, he earned a Ph.D. in computer science from Carnegie Mellon and in 1970 began a four-decade career at Washington University as professor of electrical engineering and computer science. Franklin founded and directed Washington’s interdisciplinary Computer and Communications Research Center, and helped to create and was director of Washington’s undergraduate degree program in computer engineering. He retired in 2011 as the Hugo F. and Ina Champ Urbauer Professor of Engineering. Franklin is survived by his son, Jonathan Ajo-Franklin (Caroline); daughter, Laura Franklin-Hall (Andrew); five grandchildren; and brother, David (Fran).
James M. Balquist,
quality control manager, Sunnyvale, Calif., on April 14, 2022. A state wrestling champion at Teaneck (N.J.) H.S., Balquist captained the Columbia wrestling team that upset Cornell to become 1961 Ivy League champion. After earning a Ph.D. in organic chemistry and post-doctoral studies at Wisconsin, Balquist moved to Sunnyvale in 1972 and became corporate quality assurance manager of Raychem Corp. He chaired The American Society for Quality Control 1984–85 and retired from Raychem in 1999 before finishing his career at Dade Behring, now part of Siemens. Balquist is survived by his wife, Ann, whom he met at a Columbia mixer in 1961 and married three years later; sons, Charlie (Stephanie), Jim (Ann) and John (Amber); and six grandchildren.
Arnold H. Bank,
physician and attorney, Westbury, N.Y., on June 13, 2022. A graduate of Bronx Science, Bank majored in chemistry and art history and earned an M.D. from P&S in 1962. Following his residency in ob/gyn at Mount Sinai Hospital, Bank served in the Army as a major at Fort Lee, Va., and was honorably discharged in 1973. He was in private practice in Cedarhurst, N.Y., for 30 years, then enrolled at CUNY Law and became a medical malpractice defense attorney for 16 years. His favorite pastime was cruising on his 42-ft. Catalina sailboat, often navigating the Long Island Sound and Atlantic Ocean for days while on vacation with his family. Bank is survived by his wife, Sharon; son, Matthew; daughter, Pamela; and five grandchildren.
Anthony E. Wolf, child psychologist, Suffield, Conn., on June 1, 2022. Born in Philadelphia, Wolf earned a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from CUNY and spent more than 30 years in private practice working with children and their families in Western Massachusetts. He also wrote several books that helped parents cope with their offspring. Wolf’s best-selling work, Get Out of My Life, But First Could You Drive Me and Cheryl to the Mall? — A Parent’s Guide to the New Teenager, had several editions and more than 20 printings after its initial publication in 1991. Through more than a half-dozen other books, many TV appearances, and columns and articles in parenting magazines and elsewhere, Wolf explained to frazzled parents that their children’s sometimes awful behavior was perfectly normal — and, most important — would eventually end. Wolf is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mary Alice (née Chieppo); son, Nicholas; and daughter, Margaret.
Stephen D. Cetrulo,
surgeon, Taos, N.M., on January 1, 2022. Born in Newark, N.J., on March 22, 1942, Cetrulo was a member of national championship fencing teams at Barringer H.S. and at Columbia, where he was an All-Ivy and All-American in 1962 and 1963 and a member of the Lions’ NCAA Championship team in 1963. Cetrulo earned an M.D. from the New Jersey College of Medicine in 1967. Following a brief stint with the U.S. Public Health Service, he worked at the Indian Health Services clinic in Taos Pueblo in 1969. Cetrulo finished a prestigious thoracic surgical residency at UCLA before returning to Taos, where he was a general surgeon for 55 years, spending the majority of his career working at Holy Cross Medical Center. An avid outdoorsman, Cetrulo is survived by his wife, Linda Buckingham; son, Giancarlo; daughters, Kristi Dyan Cetrulo and Jeanne Goins; stepdaughter, Sara Goins; four grandchildren; and brother, Lawrence.
Gerald E. Warshaver, professor and dean, New York City, on April 30, 2022. Warshaver studied at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and earned a Ph.D. in folklore from Indiana in 1978. After teaching for several years at Brooklyn College, he took on various administrative roles at Rutgers, including associate dean of the School of Arts and Sciences. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Lillian BC’66; daughter, Yemina; and three grandchildren, including Sylvi Stein ’24.
Dale D. Goble,
professor, Moscow, Idaho, on April 14, 2022. Born on November 28, 1947, in Boise, Goble was a philosophy major and earned a law degree from Oregon in 1975. He became a professor at Idaho Law School in 1981 and taught there for 36 years, retiring in 2016 as University Distinguished Professor and the Margaret Wilson Schimke Distinguished Professor of Law. Goble was an adjunct in the university’s environmental science, bioregional planning, philosophy and water resources faculties. His celebrated work earned him the nickname “Father of Wildlife Law” from his colleagues. Goble is survived by his wife, Susan Kilgore; daughter, Camas; stepsons, Luke Kilgore-Brown and Matt Kilgore-Brown; brothers, Ron and George; and two grandchildren.
Edward C. “Ted” Mooney,
editor and author, New York City, March 25, 2022. Born on October 19, 1951, in Dallas, Mooney grew up in the Washington, D.C., suburbs. His parents, Booth and Elizabeth (née Comstock), were both writers; his father was a speechwriter for, and biographer of, Lyndon B. Johnson. Mooney graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy and spent two years at the College before graduating from Bennington in 1973. He settled in Manhattan and was hired at Art in America
in 1977, became a senior editor and remained with the magazine until 2008. Beginning in 1981, Mooney wrote four offbeat, inventive novels at roughly 10-year intervals. He is survived by his sister, Joan.
Anthony A. “Andy” Tron, lighting designer and teacher, Bedford Hills, N.Y., on May 27, 2022. Born in NYC on February 14, 1952, Tron majored in English, earned a J.D. from Brooklyn College and an M.Ed. from Mercy College. He was a lighting designer for dance and theatrical productions, working for choreographers such as Twyla Tharp and Merce Cunningham. The sole proprietor of andytron Lighting & Stage Management, Tron was active in the Bedford Community Theatre and served on its Board of Directors. He was a teacher through the Waldorf education system as well as several other private and public schools, and was passionate about early childhood education. Tron is survived by his children, Jesse (Katherine), Catiana and Jaedon; brothers, Alan and Barrie; and sisters, Myriam and Amina.
Edward T. Shaskin,
bank examiner, Paramus, N.J., on March 25, 2022. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Shaskin graduated from Brooklyn Tech and was an assistant trainer with the Columbia basketball team. A summer internship at the Federal Treasury in NYC led to a career as a bank examiner. Shaskin traveled extensively, combining work and pleasure with his travel agent wife, Sandra, who predeceased him in March 2018.
Ira T. Berkowitz, rabbi and writer, Jerusalem, Israel, on August 24, 2021. Berkowitz, whose Hebrew name was Tuviah Ben Yisrael Yitzchak, was prominent in the Breslov Hasidic religious community and died in Uman, Ukraine, while on a Hasidic pilgrimage. He grew up in Lawrence, N.Y., lived in NYC after college and attended the CUNY graduate writing program before moving to Israel in the early 2000s. His novel, A Wolf in the Soul, about a Jewish Columbia student who is also a werewolf, was published in 2014. Berkowitz is survived by his father, Edward; wife, Chava; and seven children.
Dara E. Goldman,
professor, Champaign, Ill., on May 13, 2022. Goldman graduated from Montclair (N.J.) Kimberley Academy, majored in Spanish and earned an M.A. from TC and a Ph.D. from Emory. She was an associate professor of Spanish at the University of Illinois, specializing in contemporary Caribbean and Latin American literatures and cultures, gender and sexualities studies, and cultural studies. She also was director of the Program in Jewish Culture and Studies. Goldman is the author of Out of Bounds: Islands and the Demarcation of Identity in the Hispanic Caribbean
and co-edited Twenty-First Century Jewish Writing and the World.
She enjoyed dancing, skiing, science fiction and romantic comedies. Goldman is survived by her husband, Itai Segev; parents, Karen and Clifford Goldman; and sister, Elissa (Michal).
Richard A. Taddonio III,
credit research analyst, New York City, on June 21, 2022. After graduating cum laude from Charlotte (N.C.) Latin School, Taddonio majored in economics, was an RA and campus tour guide and a member of the jiu-jitsu team and Columbia Catholic Undergrads. After teaching for several years, he earned an M.B.A. from the Business School in 2015, was a teaching assistant and was selected for the Business School’s Value Investing Program
. Taddonio was a credit research analyst and thrived in the fast-paced environment and on its intellectual challenges. He is survived by his father, Richard; mother, Kathleen; sisters, Kelly Ann and Heather; and grandmother, Alice J. Gerard (née Noble).
— Alex Sachare ’71