Van Dyk Buchanan, retired professor, Santa Barbara, Calif., on January 20, 2018.
Vance W. Weaver, writer, newspaper columnist and blogger, New York City, on December 28, 2019. Memorial contributions may be made to International Rescue Committee (help.rescue.org/donate) or End of Life Choices New York (endoflifechoicesny.org).
Bertram M. Sussman, retired manufacturing business owner, Stanwood, Wash., on February 20, 2020. Memorial contributions may be made to Southern Poverty Law Center (donate.splcenter.org).
Robert W. McClellan, retired journalist, Burlington, Vt., on September 9, 2019. McClellan earned an M.A. from GSAS in 1961. Memorial contributions may be made to Christ Presbyterian Church, 1597 Allen St., Springfield, MA 01118.
Murry J. Waldman, retired attorney, San Francisco, on January 15, 2020. Memorial contributions may be made to Congregation Emanu-El Tzedek Council (emanuelsf.org/donate), ACLU Northern California (aclunc.org) or Environmental Action Committee of West Marin (eacmarin.org/donatenow).
Patrick J. Barry, orthopedic surgeon and knee specialist, Miami Beach, Fla., on December 27, 2019. Memorial contributions may be made to The Elephant Sanctuary (elephants.com).
Philip M. Bergovoy, entrepreneur, Sarasota, Fla., on February 22, 2019. Memorial contributions may be made to Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley (hudson.wish.org).
A. James Gregor, professor emeritus, Berkeley, Calif., on August 30, 2019. Gregor earned an M.A. and a Ph.D. from GSAS in 1958 and 1961, respectively. Memorial contributions may be made to your local animal shelter or to ASPCA (aspca.org).
William U. Bruch Jr., retired real estate executive, Bellevue, Wash., on October 30, 2019. Bruch earned a B.S. in chemical engineering from Columbia Engineering in 1954.
Joel J. West, psychiatrist, Laguna Woods, Calif., on December 20, 2019.
Robert E. Kushner, retired attorney, Tuckahoe, N.Y., on August 23, 2019. Kushner earned a degree from the Law School in 1958. Memorial contributions may be made to UJA Federation New York (ujafedny.org/donate) or American Civil Liberties Union (aclu.org).
Harold B. Reisman, retired chemical engineer, Carlsbad, Calif., on July 29, 2019. Reisman entered with the Class of 1956 but earned two degrees from Columbia Engineering: a B.S. in 1956 and a Ph.D. in 1965.
Thomas J. Fagan, retired mechanical engineer, Scottsdale, Ariz., on January 5, 2020. Fagan earned a B.S. from Columbia Engineering in 1958.
Arthur E. Rifkin, academic psychiatrist and researcher, Great Neck, N.Y., on July 7, 2019. Memorial contributions may be made to American Psychiatric Association Foundation (apafdn.org).
Harlan L. Lane, psychologist, advocate for deaf culture, Boston and Roquefort-les-Pins, France, on July 13, 2019. Lane earned an M.A. in psychology from GSAS in 1958.
Robert M. Burd, retired physician, Sarasota, Fla., on October 31, 2019. Memorial contributions may be made to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (lls.org/ways-to-donate).
David M. Clark, retired science teacher and wrestling coach, East Northport, N.Y., on August 15, 2019.
Guy J. Manaster, retired professor of psychology, department chair and graduate advisor, Dallas, on October 15, 2019. Memorial contributions may be made to organizations that treat and research Parkinson’s disease or Lewy body dementia.
Jerome H. “Jerry” Schmelzer, public relations and urban development executive, Pepper Pike, Ohio, on September 14, 2019. Schmelzer earned a degree in 1962 from the Journalism School. Memorial contributions may be made to Cleveland Animal Protective League (clevelandapl.org), Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage (maltzmuseum.org) or Columbia Journalism School (journalism.givenow.columbia.edu).
Rev. Canon Gregory M. Howe, retired priest, Provincetown, Mass., on January 12, 2019. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary of the Harbor, 519 Commercial St., Provincetown, MA 02657.
Victor Margolin, emeritus professor of design history, Washington, D.C., on November 27, 2019. Memorial contributions may be made to Subud Washington D.C. c/o The Alkaitises, 1231 Hillcrest Rd., Arnold, MD 21012-2116.
Barry J. Reiss, attorney, Commack, N.Y., on November 23, 2019. Reiss earned a degree in 1966 from the Law School. Memorial contributions may be made to ALS Association Greater New York Chapter (als-ny.org) or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (jdrf.org).
Steven T. Henick, professor and retired business executive, Millersville, Md., on November 19, 2019.
Michael D. Cooper, retired radiologist, Jerusalem, on February 27, 2019. Memorial
contributions may be made to ALS Therapy Development Institute (als.net/donate) or American Friends of Zichron Ruth Kollel, 109 Bayit Vegan St., Jerusalem, 9642621, Israel.
Gary S. Engelberg, humanitarian, Dakar, Senegal, on August 12, 2019.
Anthony F. Starace, professor of physics, Lincoln, Neb., on September 5, 2019.
Michael R. Zakian, museum director and professor of art history, Malibu, Calif., on January 14, 2020. Memorial contributions may be made to the Michael Zakian Exhibition Fund (impact.pepperdine.edu/memorial).
James R. Haslem, attorney, real estate consultant, Santa Barbara, Calif., on November 9, 2019. Memorial contributions may be made to ALS Association (alsa.org), VNA Health
(vna.health/ways-to-give) or Hospice of Santa Barbara (hospiceofsantabarbara.org).
Daniel P. Bajger, attorney, Bethesda, Md., on December 26, 2019. Memorial contributions may be made to the Columbia men’s baseball team: by check, mailed to
Columbia Athletics Development, c/o Emily Maury, Development Coordinator, Columbia Alumni Center, 622 W. 113th St., New York, NY 10025, or online (athletics.givenow.columbia.edu).
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