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Obituaries
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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August 17, 2015

Herbert Rothman, NAE, F.ASCE, an expert in suspension-bridge cables and design analysis, died July 26. He was 91. Rothman was a retired principal of Weidlinger Associates, New York, where he launched the firm’s transportation group. He…Read More >>

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August 6, 2015

Robert H. “Bob” Wortman, Ph.D., a former member of the ASCE Board of Direction, died July 25 in Tuscon, AZ. He was a professor of civil engineering at the University of Illinois, the University of Connecticut, and the…Read More >>

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July 20, 2015

W. Craig Helms, P.E., F.ASCE, a former president of the South Carolina Section and a major participant in ASCE national committees, died July 10 in Columbia, SC. He was 64. Mr. Helms was an active Section…Read More >>

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July 20, 2015

Edward F. Reese Jr., P.E., L.S., M.ASCE, who shared his talents in construction management with ASCE for decades as an active member of committees, and in helping to found the Construction Institute, has died. He was…Read More >>

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June 4, 2015

Fred Kulhawy, Ph.D., P.E., G.E., Dist.M.ASCE, passed away May 12 at 71. Dr. Kulhawy was an eminent civil engineering educator, researcher, and practitioner recognized for his significant contributions to foundation engineering, the development of reliability-based…Read More >>

May 12, 2015

Joseph B. Franzini, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, professor emeritus of civil engineering at Stanford University and an expert on fluid mechanics and water resources, passed away April 15 in Palo Alto, California. He was 94. Dr….Read More >>

May 11, 2015

Former ASCE senior executive and the first president of the ASCE Foundation Curtis Charles Deane, died April 24 at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Florida. He was 63. Mr. Deane was an influential…Read More >>