Obituaries

Obituaries

December 2, 2016

Vincent J. DeSimone, founder and chairman of DeSimone Consulting Engineers in New York City, died on November 16. He was 78. DeSimone, P.E., M.ASCE, established the firm in 1969 and had been senior principal-in-charge of…Read More >>

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November 10, 2016

Ray William Clough, Ph.D., P.E., NAE, Dist.M.ASCE, renowned as a developer of the finite element method for structural analysis of buildings, has died. He was 96. Clough was professor emeritus of civil and environmental engineering…Read More >>

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September 23, 2016

Richard E. “Rick” Nelson, P.E., M.ASCE, co-chair of the Pipelines 2016 Conference this past July, has died at 65. Nelson was a vice-president and director of conveyance technology for CH2M Hill in Kansas City. Nelson…Read More >>

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September 13, 2016

Gary Gilbert, P.E., G.E., ENV SP, M.ASCE, an active member of California’s Orange County Branch and dedicated civil engineer, has died at the age of 43. Gilbert was the Branch’s immediate past president, serving as…Read More >>

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September 13, 2016

Eugene Raymond “Ray” DesOrmeaux, P.E., F.ASCE, former Region 5 Governor and devoted Lafayette, LA, civil engineer, died recently, one day shy of his 77th birthday. A native of New Orleans, DesOrmeaux saw his life’s work…Read More >>

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August 22, 2016

D. Allan Firmage, P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, professor emeritus of civil engineering at Brigham Young University who was active in ASCE across seven decades, died earlier this year. He was 98. Firmage joined ASCE in 1940. The…Read More >>

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June 16, 2016

John Arthur Williamson, P.E., L.S., F.ASCE, who applied his civil engineering talents to improving his adopted hometown of Escondido, CA, for more than a half-century, has died at 91. Williamson was a Life Member, having…Read More >>

June 1, 2016

A Life Member who joined ASCE in 1945, David Allen Day, P.E., F.ASCE, a construction and excavation expert, has died at 91. Day served as president of the Colorado Section in 1965 and as editor…Read More >>

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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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