In Memoriam: Fall/Winter 2013

Dec 16th, 2013 | By

George S. Ansell
Edmund R. Blakeman ’51
Robert F. Bowie ’42
Hamdi A. Bozbag ’42, MS ’43
Victor Bychock ’42
Charles W. Campbell ’47
Thomas J. Carney ’51
Thomas H. Cole ’43
David L. DeGiacomo ’73, MS ’80
Richard F. Dewey ’43
Thomas G. Fails Jr. ’54
Raymond R. Gutzman
Richard B. Hohlt ’47, MS ’48
Ed T. Hunter ’53
Keith Douglas Jung ’53
George H. Kennedy
Richard L. Klebe ’51
Robert J. Knox ’49
Gerald P. Nelson ’56
Kent D. Peaslee ’78
Thomas J. Ryan ’53
Howard V. Scotland III ’84
Peter Sluyter ’92
Daniel J. Talley ’95, MS ’97
James A. Wood ’63



Also Remembered

Jul 9th, 2013 | By

Gerald R. Bond ’50 — January 11, 2012 Jack D. Gray ’52 — June 9, 2011 Jeffrey J. Knaebel ’63 — January 26, 2011 Jay L. Kratz ’63 — November 4, 2009 Todd M. Lasnik ’82 — September 29, 2012 Christopher K. Loomis ’69 — March 7, 2010 LouiS w. Minturn ’37 — November 25,

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Darrell J. Beckley ’53

Jul 9th, 2013 | By

Darrell J. Beckley ’53 of Brush, Colo., died August 29, 2012. Born in 1926, Darrell served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1947. Upon his discharge, he enrolled at Colorado School of Mines, where he joined Kappa Sigma fraternity and played varsity football—his 1951 team was inducted into Mines’ Athletics Hall of Fame in 1999.



Archie L. Carver ’43

Jul 9th, 2013 | By

Archie L. Carver ’43 of Grand Junction, Colo., died April 21, 2012. Archie was born in 1917, and attended school in a two-room schoolhouse in Cameo, Colo., through ninth grade. He finished high school in Palisade, Colo., and then attended Mesa College (now Colorado Mesa University) in Grand Junction, Colo.



Robert F. Connor Sr. ’40

Jul 9th, 2013 | By

Robert F. Connor Sr. ’40 of Denver, Colo., died October 5, 2011. Born in 1917, Bob earned a professional degree in metallurgical engineering from Mines, where he was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. In addition to serving in the U.S. Air Force in Dayton, Ohio, Bob was chairman of Slattery & Co., a plumbing and HVAC contractor.



Donald I. Dickinson

Jul 9th, 2013 | By

Donald I. Dickinson of Golden, Colo., died January 28, 2013. Born in 1927, Don was a professor emeritus at Mines; he taught in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences (now the Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies) from 1970 to 1997, having received a bachelor’s degree in English at Colorado State University and a master’s degree in history of the English language from the University of Michigan.



Gerald L. Fitzpatrick ’63

Jul 9th, 2013 | By

Gerald L. Fitzpatrick ’63 of Issaquah, Wash., died January 23, 2012. Born in 1940, Jerry spent his youth exploring the Ohio countryside, hunting and fishing, and developing a lifelong interest in science. He graduated from Mines with a professional degree in geophysical engineering, later pursuing graduate studies in physics at the University of Denver. He specialized in applied physics, conducting government and industry-sponsored research in a variety of fields, and held a number of U.S. and foreign patents.



Robert E. France ’36

Jul 9th, 2013 | By

Robert E. France ’36 of New Orleans, La., died February 7, 2013. Born in 1916, Bob graduated with a professional degree in petroleum engineering from Mines, where he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity, Tau Beta Pi, the Press Club and The Oredigger staff. A World War II veteran, he retired as a colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve in 1976.



John A. Hogan

Jul 9th, 2013 | By

John A. Hogan of Golden, Colo., died February 13, 2013. Born in 1928, John was a professor emeritus, having taught at Mines 1968–2003. He earned degrees from the University of Cincinnati and Lehigh University. His contributions to promoting the arts at Mines were considerable. He founded Mines Little Theatre in 1971 and, seven years later, co-founded High Grade, the student arts journal.



J. Douglas Ingram ’67

Jul 9th, 2013 | By

J. Douglas Ingram ’67 of Tucson, Ariz., died March 28, 2012. Born in 1944, Doug enrolled at Mines in 1964 as a transfer student from the University of Arizona. A member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity, he graduated with a professional degree in metallurgical engineering and later earned an MBA from Lesley College.



George V. Keller

Jul 9th, 2013 | By

George V. Keller of Golden, Colo., died April 17, 2012. Born in 1927, George began teaching at Mines in 1960, remaining until 1993, when he retired as professor emeritus. Head of the Department of Geophysics from 1974 to 1983, his principal area of interest lay in the development and application of electrical geophysical exploration technologies.



Jon D. Kennedy ’56

Jul 9th, 2013 | By

Jon D. Kennedy ’56 of Benicia, Calif., died April 1, 2010. Born in 1934 in Denver, Jon earned a professional degree in geological engineering from Mines, where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. He worked as a civil and geological engineer for the U.S. Forest Service for more than 42 years and was registered as a professional state forester.



Stephen F. Kulinski ’94

Jul 9th, 2013 | By

Stephen F. Kulinski ’94 of Kamloops, British Columbia, died January 6, 2013. Born in 1968 in Denver, Steve was six when his fascination for geology was ignited by a collection of fluor-escent rocks he found in a mineral shop during a family vacation to Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado.



James M. Link ’59

Jul 9th, 2013 | By

James M. Link ’59 of Highlands Ranch, Colo., died December 12, 2012. Born in 1932, Jim served in the U.S. Army in Korea from 1953 to 1955 before attending Mines. After earning a professional degree in geological engineering, he worked as a field geologist for United Fruit in Panama, Costa Rica and Nicaragua.



Philip L. London Jr. ’56

Jul 9th, 2013 | By

Philip L. London Jr. ’56 of Golden, Colo., died February 8, 2013. Born in 1927, Phil joined the U.S. Navy at the end of World War II and served in the South Pacific. After military service, he attended Mines on the G.I. bill, earning a professional degree in geological engineering.



John H. Mason ’49

Jul 9th, 2013 | By

John H. Mason ’49 of Boise, Idaho, died January 5, 2013. Born in 1924, John grew up in Golden, where his father, John Mason, was Mines’ head football coach. He was drafted during his first semester at Mines and served in Europe during World War II, where he participated in the Battle of the Bulge.



Thomas C. Moseley ’47

Jul 9th, 2013 | By

Thomas C. Moseley ’47 of Salt Lake City, Utah, died December 21, 2012. Born in 1921, Tom was awarded a four-year scholarship to attend Mines, where he earned a professional degree in petroleum refining engineering. As a student, he was a member of Sigma Gamma Epsilon.



James W. Newell ’52

Jul 9th, 2013 | By

James W. Newell ’52 of Richardson, Texas, died January 10, 2013. Born in 1926, James served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific during World War II. He earned a professional degree in geophysical engineering from Mines, where he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity and played varsity tennis.



William G. Park ’49

Jul 9th, 2013 | By

William G. Park ’49 of Harrisonburg, Va., died November 28, 2012. Born in 1923, Bill served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He graduated from Mines with a professional degree in geological engineering and participated in ROTC while at the school.



Joseph J. Rebeck ’53

Jul 9th, 2013 | By

Joseph J. Rebeck ’53 of Evergreen, Colo., died November 6, 2011. Bud, as he was known, was born in 1931. He earned a professional degree in mining engineering from Mines, where he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and played varsity football. The 1951 team, of which he was a member, was inducted into Mines’ Athletics Hall of Fame in 1999.



Norman R. Rowlinson ’52

Jul 8th, 2013 | By

Norman R. Rowlinson ’52 of Houston, Texas, died December 11, 2012. Born in 1929, Norm studied chemistry at Ripon College in Wisconsin from 1947 to 1949, and then transferred to Mines to earn a professional degree in geological engineering. From 1954 to 1956, Norm served in the U.S. military before earning a master’s degree in geology from University of Colorado Boulder in 1957.



William H. Ruehle ’52

Jul 8th, 2013 | By

William H. Ruehle ’52 of Denton, Texas, died January 27, 2013. Bill was born in 1928 in the silver mining camp of Rosario, Honduras, to American parents. He earned a professional degree in geophysical engineering from Mines, where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity and the varsity track and field team. Entering UCLA in 1959, Bill received a doctorate in physics and later did advanced studies at Southern Methodist University.



Marlow E. Sharpe ’49

Jul 8th, 2013 | By

Marlow E. Sharpe ’49 of Roswell, N.M., died December 27, 2012. Born in 1924, Marlow grew up in Haxtun, Colo. In 1942, he enrolled at Mines, which he attended for one year, before joining the Army Air Corps. After his discharge in 1945, he returned to Mines, where he joined the rifle team and completed his professional degree in geological engineering.



David A. Tabaska ’84, ’86

Jul 8th, 2013 | By

David A. Tabaska ’84, ’86 of Breese, Ill., died February 11, 2013. Born in 1962, Dave earned bachelor’s degrees in chemical engineering and petroleum refining, and mathematics from Mines, and went on to earn an MBA from the University of Maryland. He worked in computer maintenance for the U.S. Census Bureau, and was a member of St. Dominic Church in Breese.



Dean F. Thorpe ’48

Jul 8th, 2013 | By

Dean F. Thorpe ’48 of Syracuse, N.Y., died January 28, 2013. Born in 1922, Dean graduated with a professional degree in metallurgical engineering from Mines, where he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. His college years were interrupted by World War II, when he was stationed in the Philippines as a captain in the Army Corps of Engineers and earned a Bronze Star.



William J. Arbegast Jr. ’74

Mar 1st, 2013 | By

William J. Arbegast Jr. ’74 of Rapid City, S.D., died November 28, 2009. Born in 1951, Bill received a bachelor’s degree in metallurgical engineering from Mines, where he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity. From 1974 to 1990, he was a senior staff engineer at Martin Marietta Astronautics Group, Space Launch Systems Division, and later worked for the company when it became Lockheed Martin; there he became the principal friction stir processing investigator. In 2001, Bill was appointed director of the Advanced Materials Processing and Joining Laboratory at the South Dakota School of Mines.



Valencia L. Barree ’86

Mar 1st, 2013 | By

Valencia L. Barree ’86 of Littleton, Colo., died August 6, 2011. Born in 1957 into an Air Force family, she moved often; homes included Texas, Greece, Montana, South Dakota and, ultimately, Denver. Val studied classical cello performance at Colorado State University and the University of Denver, and then earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Mines, where she was a member of Tau Beta Pi. After graduation and a brief stint as an instructor at Arapahoe Community College, she focused on software development for core test analysis and instrumentation under the company name Custom Scientific Tools.



Carl N. Bidinger ’50

Mar 1st, 2013 | By

Carl N. Bidinger ’50 of Sun City West, Ariz., died August 25, 2011. Born in 1925 in Denver, Carl lived in the city until beginning service in the Army Air Force as navigator and bombardier during World War II. After the war, he earned a professional degree in petroleum engineering from Mines, where he was a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity; later, as an alumnus, Carl supported the school as a member of the President’s Council for several years.



James H. Butler III ’52, PhD ’72

Mar 1st, 2013 | By

James H. Butler III ’52, PhD ’72 of Houston, Texas, died April 30, 2012. Born in 1928, James joined the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and served in the Philippines at the end of World War II. He went on to earn a professional degree in geology from Mines, and returned 20 years later to earn his doctorate in the same field. As a student, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, and later, as an alumnus, he remained close to the school, serving as a student mentor through CSMAA and as a member of the President’s Council for several years.



Steven C. Dunn ’84

Mar 1st, 2013 | By

Steven C. Dunn ’84 of Anchorage, Alaska, died December 23, 2011. Born in 1962 in Salt Lake City, Utah, and raised in Colorado and Japan, Steve was enrolled in the McBride Honors Program at Mines, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and petroleum refining. Immediately after graduation, he embarked on a 25-year career in the oil and gas industry.