Category: In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Summer 2015

Hossein Bahmanyar MSc ’74 of Woodland Hills, Calif., died Jan. 5, 2011. Born in 1945, he received his bachelor’s degree from the Fanni School of Engineering in Tehran, Iran (1967), his master’s degree in mining...

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In Memoriam: Spring 2015

Richard F. Burczyk of Golden, Colo., died Dec. 10, 2014. Born in 1946, he graduated from St. Mary’s College in Winona, Minn. and then received a master’s degree in physics from the University of Wyoming. After...

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In Memoriam: Fall 2014

Alfred H. Balch DSc ’64 of Golden, Colo., died May 23, 2014. Born in 1928, he graduated from Stanford with a bachelor’s degree in geology in 1950. After a three-year stint in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, he...

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In Memoriam: Spring 2014

R. Bruce Allison of Loveland, Colo., died December 21, 2013. Born in 1930, Bruce was the athletic director at Mines 1976-1995, leading both the school’s 17-sport intercollegiate athletic program and intramurals. He was...

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Also Remembered

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...

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Darrell J. Beckley ’53

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...

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Joseph J. Rebeck ’53

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...

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Norman R. Rowlinson ’52

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...

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William H. Ruehle ’52

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...

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Marlow E. Sharpe ’49

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...

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David A. Tabaska ’84 ’86

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...

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Dean F. Thorpe ’48

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...

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Donald ‘Don’ F. Asbra ’55

Donald ‘Don’ F. Asbra ’55 of Alexandria, Va., died July 1, 2010. Born in 1933 in Denver, Colo., Don graduated from Wheat Ridge High School and then earned a professional degree in geological engineering from...

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Russell Badgett Jr. ’40

Russell Badgett Jr. ’40 of Madisonville, Ky., died March 8, 2012. Russell was born in Wabbaseka, Ark., in 1918, and received the Silver Beaver Award as an Eagle Scout for distinguished service as a council leader. At...

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