Obituaries

Obituaries

May 16, 2016

James Richard “Jim” Nichols, P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, longtime leader of the Freese and Nichols consulting firm in Fort Worth, TX, has died at 92. Nichols joined ASCE in 1949 as an undergraduate student at Texas A&M,…Read More >>

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April 5, 2016

Orville T. Magoon, Dist.D.CE, Dist.M.ASCE, coastal engineering expert for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the namesake of ASCE’s Orville T. Magoon Sustainable Coasts Award, has died at 87. Magoon was an early champion…Read More >>

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April 5, 2016

Robert D. Nichol, P.E., Dist.D.PE, Dist.M.ASCE, chairman of the Long Beach, California-based firm of Moffatt & Nichol and its former president and CEO, has died at 84. In 1975, Nichol became Moffatt & Nichol’s second…Read More >>

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April 5, 2016

Capt. James H. Blanchar, P.E., D.NE, F.ASCE, a Navy veteran and longtime U.S. Army Corps of Engineers leader whose devotion to ASCE’s Coasts, Oceans, Ports and Rivers Institute included a year as president, has died…Read More >>

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March 31, 2016

The Society’s 1991 President, James E. “Tom” Sawyer, P.E., Pres.91.ASCE, an influential bridge designer and infrastructure builder with works from Florida to Hong Kong, has died at 84. Sawyer joined ASCE in 1956, and was…Read More >>

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February 18, 2016

William B. “Bing” Conway, P.E., L.S., F.ASCE, principal-in-charge for eight award-winning Mississippi River crossing projects, has died. He was 84. From 1969 to 2007, Conway was a partner in the firm Modjeski and Masters, and…Read More >>

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February 18, 2016

Donald V.N. Roberts, P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, who helped integrate sustainable development principles and techniques into engineering education and practice, has died at 87. Sustainable infrastructure now stands as one of ASCE’s key strategic initiatives, and Roberts…Read More >>

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January 14, 2016

Elio “D’App” D’Appolonia, Ph.D., P.E., Hon.M.ASCE, NAE, a giant of geotechnical and foundation engineering, has died. He was 97 years old. A longtime Pittsburgh resident, D’Appolonia started the renowned consulting engineers firm bearing his name in…Read More >>

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January 13, 2016

Joseph D. D’Annunzio, P.E., F.ASCE, a former president of the Metropolitan Section as well as the North Jersey Branch, has died. He was 86 years old. D’Annunzio joined his father’s construction business in the 1950s…Read More >>

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January 11, 2016

Gary Keefer, Ph.D, P.E., M.ASCE, a respected civil engineering educator, has died. He was 63. He served as chancellor of the Pennsylvania State University Beaver Campus for 16 years, retiring in 2014. “He was truly…Read More >>

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