Obituaries

Obituaries

May 17, 2017

Distinguished Member Jacob Dekema, a World War II veteran and former San Diego Section president who supervised the postwar boom of freeway construction in and around San Diego, has died at 101. As supervisor of…Read More >>

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May 2, 2017

Omer Franklin Poorman, P.E., L.S., F.ASCE, an Army veteran of World War II who dedicated his career to the Texas Highway Department as a district engineer, died Feb. 5. He was 92. Poorman served with…Read More >>

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May 2, 2017

James H. “Jim” Kleinfelder, P.E., M.ASCE, an ASCE Life Member who launched one of the first major engineering firms to delve into environmental services, died March 5 . He was 82. Shortly after graduating from…Read More >>

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May 2, 2017

Cornelis “Neil” Geldof Jr., former director of engineering and planning for the Metropolitan District Commission serving the Hartford, CT, area, and a former president of the Connecticut Society of Civil Engineers Section, died March 25….Read More >>

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March 31, 2017

Gordon A. Walhood Sr., an ASCE Fellow who helped design New Mexico’s Cochiti Dan during a career spent with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, died on Jan. 18. He was 96. A longtime resident…Read More >>

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March 31, 2017

Jerry Lee Anderson, active on a number of Environmental and Water Resources Institute committees and a civil engineering professor for over 39 years, died Feb. 26 at 72. Anderson, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE (Ret.), F.EWRI, retired…Read More >>

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February 27, 2017

John Olin Norton, an engineer who spent a career with the U.S. Army, beginning in World War II and ending as a civilian with Army Missile Command, has died. A founding member of ASCE’s Huntsville…Read More >>

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February 27, 2017

ASCE Distinguished Member Edward Cohen, who oversaw the creation of ASCE 7 and shared in ASCE’s 1987 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement award for restoration of the Statue of Liberty, has died at 96. Cohen, P.E.,…Read More >>

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February 27, 2017

Distinguished Member Omer W. Blodgett, whose books on design for welding are considered to form the foundation of the entire field, died Jan. 11 at 99. Blodgett, P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, was a design consultant and mechanical…Read More >>

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January 13, 2017

Vernon Allen Wuensche, 66, active in the Texas Section and its Corpus Christi Branch, and a project designer for the city for more than three decades, died Dec. 25 at his home. Wuensche, P.E., M.ASCE,…Read More >>

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