Obituaries

Obituaries

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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December 12, 2016

ASCE has learned of the passing of Fellow John G. Shmerykowsky, P.E., F.ASCE, founding principal of Shmerykowsky Consulting Engineers in New York City, who died on April 2. He was 79. Shmerykowksy established the structural…Read More >>

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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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