Other Deaths Reported

Columbia College Today also has learned of the following deaths. Complete obituaries will be published in an upcoming issue, pending receipt of information. Due to the volume of obituaries that CCT receives, it may take several issues for the complete obituary to appear.


Benjamin F. Levene Jr., retired dentist, Bedford, N.Y., on November 4, 2015.


Seymour B. Jacobson, retired physician, Briarcliff Manor, N.Y., on February 19, 2016.


Henry C. Beck, retired oceanographer, Walpole, N.H., on March 8, 2016.

Wesley W. Lang, retired business executive, Stamford, Conn., on April 11, 2016.

Thomas W. Stewart, retired anesthesiologist, Lynchburg, Va., on March 27, 2016.


Thomas A. Norton, retired architect, Pawtucket, R.I., on April 13, 2016.


S. William “Bill” Friedman, retired attorney, Somers, N.Y., on September 12, 2015.


Melvin Horwitz, retired physician and attorney, Manchester, Conn., on March 5, 2016.

Martin Kurtz, physician, Great Neck, N.Y., on February 4, 2016.


Ernest H. Morgenstern, retired executive, Boynton Beach, Fla., on February 18, 2016.


George B. Kish, Moneta, Va., on February 9, 2016.

George H. Vachris, retired VP of sales, Southbury, Conn., on November 19, 2015.


Robert P. “Bob” Adelman, photographer, Miami Beach, Fla., on March 19, 2016.


Barry Schweid, AP diplomatic correspondent, Washington, D.C., on December 10, 2015.

Lawrence R. Van Gelder, journalist, Columbia professor of journalism, New York City, on March 11, 2016.


Leonard H. Moche, attorney, Bronx, N.Y., on March 4, 2016.


Abraham Ashkenasi, retired professor of political science, Berlin, Germany, on March 27, 2016.

Anthony G. Blandi Jr., New Smyrna Beach, Fla., on May 9, 2016.

Michael H. Pressman, retired professor, Coconut Creek, Fla., on March 12, 2016.


Ward J. Armstrong, retired sporting goods retailer, Ogden, Utah, on February 22, 2016.

Kenneth A. Bodenstein, retired financial analyst, Marina del Rey, Calif., on March 20, 2016.

H. Douglas Eldridge, reporter and author, East Orange, N.J., on April 11, 2016.

Robert Flescher, retired gastroenterologist, Newington, Conn., on May 3, 2016.

Tom M. Shimabukuro, Arlington, Va., on October 8, 2015.

William D. Smith, retired journalist, public relations executive, Piermont, N.Y., on May 2, 2015.


Robert Tauber, retired dentist, Mount Kisco, N.Y., on March 17, 2016.


Daniel S. Shapiro, attorney, London, U.K., on April 15, 2016.


Myron P. “Mike” Curzan, attorney, business executive, Chevy Chase, Md., on March 18, 2016.


Alan P. Jacobs, film professor and producer, entertainment executive, Chapel Hill, N.C., on February 22, 2016.


Malcolm B. Sargent, financial executive, Assonet, Mass., on June 26, 2015.


Bruce M. Fogel, attorney, Northampton, Mass., on May 9, 2016.


Stephen M. Schiff, Maplewood, N.J., on March 11, 2016.


John C. Ohman, attorney, New York City, on March 7, 2016.

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