George S. Ansell of Tucson, Ariz., died August 30, 2013. George, born in 1934, was Mines’ 13th president, serving 1984-1998. After graduating from the elite Bronx High School of Science in New York, he was awarded a Naval ROTC scholarship to attend Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in metallurgical engineering in 1954 and a master’s degree in 1955. After graduation, while serving for three years on active duty as an engineering officer in the U.S. Navy, he was appointed to the Metal Physics Consultant Staff of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory as a physical metallurgist. In 1958, he returned to RPI, where he earned a doctoral degree in metallurgical engineering in 1960 and joined the faculty that same year. Active in both teaching and research, he was promoted to professor of metallurgical engineering in 1965 and named Robert W. Hunt Professor in 1967. His career in academic administration began at RPI in 1969, first as chair of the Materials Division and then, in 1974, as dean of the School of Engineering.
After joining Mines as president in 1984, George and his wife, Marjorie, became enthusiastic ambassadors for the school, and together they made a formidable fundraising team. Of the school’s 33 endowed and titled professorships, 17 were established under Ansell’s tenure. Their impact on student financial aid resources was similarly dramatic. The student body became more diverse during his presidency, with the number of under-represented minorities and female students rising considerably. He also had a significant influence on the academic landscape, encouraging expansion of graduate and research programs across campus and accelerating the school’s evolution into a nationally recognized research university.
George worked hard to cultivate strong ties with the State Legislature, helping to secure funding for numerous capital expansion and improvement projects, including renovations to Berthoud Hall, Coolbaugh Hall, Stratton Hall, Alderson Hall, Engineering Hall, the Green Center and Steinhauer Field House, as well as a major addition to Hill Hall.
Upon his retirement in 1998, George received an honorary doctorate of engineering from Mines, and the metallurgy department was renamed the George S. Ansell Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering. He and Marjorie were members of the President’s Council for 26 years and established the George and Marjorie Ansell Endowed Scholarship Fund in 1991, which provides need-based financial aid to undergraduates.
George was active for several decades in the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers, which recognized him in 1998 with its Distinguished Service Award. He served as a director and a trustee on the United Engineering Trustees board (1983-1997) and was a fellow of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society, serving as president, vice president and treasurer, as well as an executive committee member (1974-1987). He was also a fellow of ASM International. At the time of his death, he was on the boards of two corporations, Cyprus Amax Minerals, which he joined in 1987, and OEA, joined in 1993.
His wife, Marjorie, who received a Mines Medal in 2000, also died on August 30. They are survived by their children, Frederick, Laura and Benjamin, and three grandchildren.
Edmund R. Blakeman†’51 of Houston, Texas, died July 16, 2013. Ed was born in 1925 and grew up in California. Color blindness kept him out of the U.S. Air Force, so he served in Army Intelligence with the 89th Division. He attended Pasadena Junior College in California, met and married his wife, Nancy, and moved to Golden, where he earned a professional degree in geophysical engineering from Mines.
Ed was a longtime petrophysicist for Superior Oil. To aid in analyzing well logs, he developed and built a three-dimensional graphical simultaneous solution to four linear equations that was called Ed’s Playpen and took the shape of a box, 5 feet square. Ed became Mobil’s chief petrophysicist when the company bought Superior Oil. Upon retiring from Mobil, he and Nancy moved to Kauai, Hawaii, where they remained until her death. He then returned to Texas, moving first to Dallas and then Houston.
Ed was member of the President’s Council at Mines for many years and a life member of CSMAA. He is survived by his second wife, Wilodyean Gross; children Kim Blakeman, Karen Blakeman and Jane Schuelke; and nine grandchildren.
Robert F. Bowie†’42 of Hotchkiss, Colo., died July 23, 2013. Bud was born in 1920 and spent his childhood in Bowie, Colo. (named after his grandfather). He earned a professional degree in mining engineering from Mines, where he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and played on the 1939 undefeated football team. The day after his graduation in 1942, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving in the Army Corps of Engineers 1942-1946, primarily in Trinidad and Tobago. Bud then worked for Union Pacific Coal in Rock Springs, Wyo., before returning to Bowie in 1954 to become general manager of the Juanita Coal and Coke Company’s King Mine. When the mine closed in 1975, Bud became a consulting engineer, with a brief stint as general manager of the Cameo Mine in Palisade, Colo. He retired to Hotchkiss in 1985.
Bud was a member of the President’s Council for several years and established the Robert F. Bowie Scholarship in Mining at the school. He is predeceased by his wife, Sadie, brother William Bowie ’55, cousin Kenneth Bowie ’30, and uncle James Bowie 1894. He is survived by his sister, Katherine Stokes, and 10 nieces and nephews, including James Abshire ’79.
Hamdi A. Bozbag ‘42, MS ’43 of Istanbul, Turkey, died February 22, 2012. Born in 1918 in Giresun, Turkey, Hamdi studied engineering at Istanbul University. He received the Institute of Mining Engineering Scholarship from Mineral Exploration Research (MTA) in 1937 to study in France, but enrolled at Mines in 1939 when World War II began. At Mines, he earned professional degrees in geological engineering and mining engineering, as well as a master’s degree in geology.
After graduation, he worked as a research engineer for an oil company in Houston and then in 1944 returned to Turkey, where he completed his military service. He worked for the Institute of MTA for two years and then started two businesses: Besiktas Engineering in Istanbul in 1949 and Barit Maden in 1956.
After the revolution in Turkey in 1960, Hamdi spent two years in prison. He restarted his career in 1963 in Ankara, Turkey, establishing Barite Ore; in 1970 he returned to Istanbul and opened the country’s first strontium mine in 1972. A year later, the world’s largest deposits of celestite were found in it.
Hamdi was a member of the President’s Council at Mines. The Hamdi Bozbag Anatolian High School in Giresun is named after him.
Victor Bychock†’42 of Dallas, Texas, died April 26, 2013. Vic was born in 1920 to Russian immigrant parents in Claremont, N.H. He received a New Hampshire State scholarship in 1938 to attend Mines, where he was a member of Kappa Kappa Psi honor society and earned a professional degree in petroleum engineering.
Vic’s career began on a geophysical seismic crew with Atlantic Refining Company; he worked for ARCO for 41 years as a geophysicist until he retired in 1985. During his career, he worked all over the world: Australia, Bolivia, Canada, Cuba, Libya, Malta, Syria, the U.K., Louisiana, Texas and the Gulf of Mexico. After retirement, Vic volunteered in the Presbyterian Hospital emergency room and GI Lab, and volunteered for AARP doing income tax returns. Vic is survived by his wife of 58 years, Clarlyn; daughter Victoria Ann Bychok Seitz; and four grandchildren.
Charles W. Campbell ‘47 of Tucson, Ariz., died July 7, 2013. Born in 1922, Chuck attended Mines 1940-1943 and 1946-1947, his education interrupted by service in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Marine Corps Engineers. After earning a professional degree in mining engineering from Mines, where he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and Theta Tau honor society, Chuck worked for Asarco’s Mexican mining department in Mexico until 1973. By the time he and his family returned to the U.S., he had advanced to VP of mining and exploration operations in Mexico City. He was subsequently named general manager of the Western Mining Division of Asarco and retired from that company in 1982.
Chuck received a master’s degree in industrial management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1963. He was a member of the Legion of Honor; the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers; the Society of Mining Engineers; and the Mining and Metallurgical Society of America. Chuck was predeceased by his wife, Dottie; he is survived by his daughter, Debbie.
Thomas J. Carney†’51 of Golden, Colo., died February 3, 2013. Tom was born in 1926 and orphaned by the age of 17. He was drafted into the U.S. Army after graduating from Culver Military School in Indiana on D-Day, June 6, 1944. As a second lieutenant, Tom spent two months in charge of a disarmed enemy forces camp in Landau, Germany, where he was responsible for 35 German generals, one colonel and 16 Waffen-SS non-commissioned officers. Eventually he attended their war crime trials in Nuremberg.
Tom earned a professional degree in petroleum refining from Mines, where he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and met his first wife, Patricia Amack; together they had two children. For two years he owned a business re-refining motor oil, but sold it to pursue a law degree, which he earned from the University of Colorado in 1956. He opened a law firm in Golden, Bradley Carney and Johnson, with Leo Bradley ’49 and two other partners located on Washington Avenue above Ace-Hi Tavern.
Tom was a member of the Jefferson County School Board (1953-1958), chairman of the Jefferson County Republican party, attorney for Jefferson County (1960-1963), attorney for Golden City (1965-1973), and a member of the Colorado Racing Commission (1972-1986). He was also one of three promoters who brought the Beatles to Red Rocks Amphitheater in 1964.
Tom was a member of the President’s Council at Mines for several years. He is survived by his second wife, Mim; children T.J. and Diane; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Thomas H. Cole†’43 of Centennial, Colo., died January 27, 2013. Born in 1921, Tom joined ROTC at Mines and was a member of the ski team, Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and Blue Key honor society. He earned a professional degree in mining engineering before accepting a commission in the U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division. He was awarded the Bronze Star following his service in Italy.
Tom’s career in the oil business, as roughneck, geologist and independent operator, lasted 20 years in Midland, Texas. When that industry began to slow, Tom returned to his education and spent the rest of his career in mining. He was president of New Idria Mining in Fresno, Calif., for four years, before moving with his family to Denver. A member of the Mines ski team, he was inducted into Mines’ Athletics Hall of Fame in 2001. At the age of 86, he and his wife, then 82, still enjoyed skiing together.
Tom is survived by his wife of 65 years, Connie; children Jess, John and Kathryn; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. His son, Matthew, predeceased him.
David L. DeGiacomo†’73, MS ’80 of Golden, Colo., died July 6, 2013. David was born in 1950 to Col. Frank ’32 and Laura Maio-DeGiacomo. He was recruited by Coach Jack Hancock to wrestle at Mines. David earned his bachelor’s degree in metallurgical engineering and later, after a U.S. Army commission, a master’s degree in mineral economics. He was also a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. David organized and established the Colorado Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and was also a wrestling official. He is survived by his brother, Frank, and his godson, Zane Lambert.
Richard F. Dewey ‘43 of Grand Junction, Colo., died February 11, 2012. Born in 1920, Dick earned a bachelor’s degree from Mesa State College in Grand Junction and a professional degree in mining engineering from Mines. After graduation, he served in the U.S. Navy as executive officer on a sub chaser in the Pacific during World War II until he was discharged as a lieutenant in 1946.
Dick worked as a mining engineer for Anaconda Copper Mining, Standard Coal, Hamilton Overseas Contracting and American Gilsonite; he spent the bulk of his career with the latter, where he achieved positions up to VP and manager of operations and contributed to some of the early horizontal tunnel and shaft boring technology. He retired in 1985. Dick was a member of a number of organizations, including the American Institute of Mining Engineers, the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, Grand Junction Geological Society and CSMAA.
Dick was predeceased by his wife, Frances. He is survived by his children, William Dewey, Louise Hernandez and Jane Henderson; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Thomas G. Fails Jr. ‘54 of Denver, Colo., died April 14, 2013. Born in 1928, Tom earned a professional degree in geological engineering from Mines, where he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. His career spanned 40 years in the oil and gas industry; he started as a geologist for Shell Oil, moved into an offshore exploration manager position for Grynberg & Associates, and then served as VP of Trend Exploration in the 1970s. In 1997, Tom became an independent petroleum geologist and consultant, and in 2000, he became president of Pannonian International, a coal bed methane development company with properties in Europe and Australia. He is a past president of the American Institute of Professional Geologists. Tom was predeceased by his wife, Ivy; he is survived by his children, Glenn and Nora.
Raymond R. Gutzman of Golden, Colo., died April 14, 2013. Born in 1919, Raymond joined the faculty at Mines in 1949 as an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics. He became an associate professor in 1967 and later full professor and professor emeritus. He earned an A.B. degree in mathematics in 1941 from Fort Hays State College and a master’s degree in the same field in 1946 from Iowa University. Prior to joining Mines, Raymond taught at Iowa University (1945-1948) and Fenn College (1946-1949). He worked as a consultant for Coors Porcelain in Golden and the U.S. Navy, and was a research physicist at the Naval Ordnance Laboratory in Washington, DC. Raymond is survived by his wife, Tommie; daughters Molly Blank and Vonnie Ashford; and granddaughter Caitlin.
Richard B. Hohlt ‘47, MS ’48 of Victoria, Texas, died January 3, 2013. Born in 1923, Richard began attending Mines in 1940 and enlisted the following year in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, serving three and a half years. He was one of 40 combat engineers from Mines known as the ‘fair-haired boys.’ A first lieutenant, Richard served his final year as deputy chief, coal and mining section, Office of Military Government for Bavaria.
After World War II, he returned to Mines, where he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, to complete professional and master’s degrees in geology. He earned a doctorate in the same discipline in 1977 from Rice University. His career as an exploration geologist included work for Chevron in New Orleans and for several other companies in Houston: Lehman Brothers, San Jacinto Oil and Gas, W. S. Kilroy, Border Exploration and Florida Exploration, as well as several years of independent consulting. He spoke four languages: Spanish, German, French and English.
Richard was predeceased by his wife, Katherine. He is survived by his children, Richard Hohlt, Mary Walrod and Barbara Ann Hohlt; two grandchildren; and sister Betty Pecore.
Ed T. Hunter ‘53 of Victor, Colo., died July 7, 2013. Born in 1926, Ed served in the U.S. Army 1944-1946 before earning a professional degree in mining engineering from Mines, where he was a member of ROTC, Kappa Sigma fraternity and the varsity football team. His career included work in copper, lead and gold underground mines in many positions, including driller, mucker, engineer and manager. He worked for U.S. Smelting, Refining, and Mining for many years, and retired from Cripple Creek and Victor Gold Mining in 1993 as history, culture and permit manager.
In retirement, he volunteered with a number of groups, including the Western Museum of Mining and Industry, where he was former chairman of the board and an honorary life trustee. His interest in preserving mining history and educating the public about its contributions led him to coauthor two books for WMMI: ‘The World’s Greatest Gold Camp’ and ‘A Concise History of Mines Hoisting.’ Just before his death, he completed his final book, ‘Cherry’s Art: Images of Mining History,’ a collection of his wife, Cherry’s, drawings paired with his own descriptions. Ed received the Rodman Paul Award for outstanding contributions to mining history from the Mining History Association.
Ed was predeceased by his wife. He is survived by his children, Katherine Hunter, Andrew Hunter ’76, Nancy Hunter and Elizabeth Hunter-Ball; four granddaughters; and sister Patricia Mitten.
Keith Douglas Jung ‘53 of Mammoth Lakes, Calif., died October 6, 2012. Born in 1928, Doug earned a professional degree in petroleum engineering from Mines, where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He earned an MBA from the University of Southern California in 1970. After working in the petroleum industry for 39 years, he retired in 1993. Doug had many interests, including racing sailboats; of his sailing triumphs, he was most proud of winning a national championship for his class in 1984. He fly-fished around the world and was an accomplished artist, winning several awards in juried exhibitions. Doug was also an alumni admissions representative for Mines.
He is survived by his partner, Brigitte Berman; daughters Lisa Jameson and Heidi Acedo; two granddaughters; and brother Donald Jung.
George H. Kennedy of Golden, Colo., died June 7, 2013. Born in 1936, George joined Mines in 1965 as a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry, becoming department head in 1977 until his retirement in 2003. He was awarded Mines’ outstanding teacher award in 1992 and served as president of the faculty 1992-1993. George helped guide the department through its transition from a teaching role to one that included research. He was involved with the McBride Tutorial Committee and took sabbatical appointments at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji, The University of Auckland in New Zealand, and the University of Tasmania in Australia. He received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Oregon and a doctorate from Oregon State University.
George climbed all 54 of Colorado’s 14,000+-foot mountain peaks as well as several mountains in Switzerland and New Zealand. He was a SCUBA diver and dove in Fiji and the Great Barrier Reef. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Kay, and children Joseph and Jill Kennedy.
Richard L. Klebe ‘51 of The Villages, Fla., died March 9, 2013. Born in 1928, Dick spent one year at Eau Claire State College in Wisconsin before attending Mines, where he earned a professional degree in metallurgical engineering. At Mines, he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, Blue Key honor society, Sigma Gamma Epsilon, Tau Beta Pi, Scabbard and Blade, and ROTC; he was also a cheerleader. His family relates that he delighted in telling the story of the CU Boulder bell heist.
During the Korean war, Dick served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (1951-1953), and then worked at the General Electric Aircraft Engine Division in Ohio as an engineer and later a purchasing agent. He also worked for Union Carbide and retired from United Technologies Pratt and Whitney Aircraft Division in Florida, where he was program manager of materials contracts. Throughout his life he served on the local boards of trustees for the YWCA; he was also a member of ASM International. Dick is survived by his wife of 57 years, Gail; children Mark, Susan and Donna; and five grandchildren.
Robert J. Knox†’49 of Prospect, Ky., died June 29, 2013. Bob was born in 1925. He served three years in the U.S. Air Force and then earned a professional degree in metallurgical engineering from Mines, where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity and played baseball. After graduation, Bob began a 39-year career with Alcoa Aluminum, during which time he was responsible for operations of rolling mills, coordinator of plant development and control activity, chief metallurgist, quality assurance manager (in both the U.S. and Europe), and manager of field service. He retired briefly in 1987; a year later Bob took a QA and consultant position with ARCO in Kentucky that lasted 10 years.
He established the Robert J. Knox Endowment Scholarship at Mines. Bob is survived by his wife of 65 years, Rosemary; children Jennifer and Tom; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Gerald P. Nelson ‘56 of Sequim, Wash., died May 12, 2013. Born in 1930, Jerry entered the U.S. Navy in 1948 and enrolled at Mines following his discharge. He graduated with a professional degree in metallurgical engineering and was a member of Kappa Kappa Psi honor society. After graduating, Jerry worked for Alcoa, first in New York and then in Pennsylvania, California and Washington. He enjoyed woodworking, music and boating, and was a member of the President’s Council at Mines for several years. His wife, Meredith, predeceased him. He is survived by his children, Cynthia Blank, Valerie Parsons, Stephanie Mantey and David Nelson; and nine grandchildren.
Kent D. Peaslee ‘78 of Rolla, Mo., died May 17, 2013. Born in 1956, Kent earned a bachelor’s degree in metallurgical engineering from Mines. He worked in the steel industry for 13 years and was general manager of technical services for Bayou Steel.
Kent joined Missouri University of Science and Technology as an assistant professor in 1994, the same year he earned a doctorate from the school, and was promoted to associate professor in 2000 and professor in 2005. He was named a Curators’ Teaching Professor of metallurgical engineering in 2006 and became the university’s first F. Kenneth Iverson Chair of Steelmaking Technology a year later. That same year, Kent received the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching from former Missouri Governor Matt Blunt. He served as president of the Association for Iron and Steel Technology, and was a life member of CSMAA. A month after his death, Missouri S&T announced it would rename its new center for steel manufacturing research in his honor.
Kent is survived by his wife of 36 years, Mary; children Michael Peaslee, Sarah Wiggins and Matthew Peaslee; two granddaughters; parents Don and Verla Peaslee; and sister Sherry Nagel.
Thomas J. Ryan ‘53 of Hamden, Conn., died July 30, 2013. Born in 1930, Tom earned a professional degree in metallurgical engineering from Mines, where he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and retired as plant manager at PGP Industries – Gerald Metals. He was also a founding member and former president of the Hamden Youth Hockey Association and former president of the Alice Peck School PTA. After retiring, Tom volunteered at The Hospital of St. Raphael and St. Ann’s Soup Kitchen. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Lee; children Michael Ryan, Karen White, Colleen Riley, Paula Beckman and Bethanne Ryan; eight grandchildren; and sisters Mary Burke and Patrice Scavone.
Howard V. Scotland III†’84 of Cheyenne, Wyo., died July 11, 2013. Howard was born in 1960. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mining engineering from Mines and worked in that industry for 16 years in positions ranging from underground mine foreman to mine and plant manager. He published articles in mining journals and made presentations to professional mining organizations such as the Society of Mining and Exploration. In 1993, Howard earned a master’s degree in environmental engineering from Johns Hopkins University, and in 2003, he earned a law degree from the University of Wyoming. He practiced law in Wyoming, primarily in estate planning, probate and trust administration.
Howard climbed several mountains in North and South America, and had climbed all of Colorado’s 14,000+-foot peaks. He was predeceased by his parents, Dorothy Scotland and Howard Scotland Jr. He is survived by his wife, Deborah Broomfield; sister Barbara Scotland; stepmother Judith Scotland; and step-siblings Kristin Danni, Robert McMullen and Carolyn McMullen.
Peter Sluyter†’92 of Austin, Texas, died January 22, 2013. Born in 1968, Peter grew up in South America, Canada, Colorado and Texas. His father coached his soccer team, the Kingwood Flyers, which toured Europe in 1984. Pete played varsity soccer at Mines, while earning a bachelor’s degree in metallurgical engineering; he was also a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He is survived by his mother, Mary Sluyter; daughters Isabella and Bianca; and sister Karen Hammersley.
Daniel J. Talley ‘95, MS ’97 of Tomball, Texas, died April 22, 2012. Born in 1963, Danny attended Centenary College of Louisiana before earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees in geophysical engineering from Mines. He was a geophysicist with Tri-C Resources in Houston and also worked for Chevron North America Exploration and Production in New Orleans. Danny is survived by his wife, Kim; son Daniel; siblings Christopher, Suzie and Sherri; and stepmother Bonnie Talley.
James A. Wood†’63 of Delta, Colo., died July 17, 2013. Born in 1941, Jim earned a professional degree in geophysical engineering from Mines, where he was a member of ASCSM/student government, Sigma Nu fraternity, Blue Key honor society, and the varsity football team. After graduating, he worked for Texaco, while serving in the U.S. Army’s Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory in New Hampshire. Positions with Petro-Lewis, Adobe Resources, and Fina Oil and Chemical followed. He became an independent consultant, a profession he carried to Delta, where he and his wife, Cheryl, moved to be closer to their grandchildren. There he took a job as a real property appraiser in the Delta County Assessor’s Office.
Jim was a past president and 50-year continuous member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists. He is survived by his wife of 47 years; children Don Wood, Tim Wood and Tracey Quist; eight grandchildren; and siblings Linda Ewing, Alyson Lumry and Bob Wood.
Robert S. Allen†’50 September 11, 2011
Harold C. Anderson†’44 February 20, 2012
Theron J. Barbour†’47 January 19, 2012
Frederick H. Campbell ‘54 April 6, 2013
Dwayne M. Coleman†’49 April 21, 2012
Steven C. Copsey†’72 May 16, 2009
William T. Hamling†’66 March 12, 2010
L. Bruce Hinton†’68 October 27, 2010
Christopher P. Krumm MS ’09 November 30, 2012
R. Bruce Maxwell†’72 July 7, 2009
Theodore W. Rebeck†’53 February 25, 2009
Wendell H. Skelton†’43 February 11, 2013
Gregory J. Stuart†’78 October 8, 2008
John C. Yost†’42 September 4, 2009
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