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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
— Alex Sachare ’71
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