Obituaries

Obituaries

December 5, 2017

Distinguished Member Soli J. Arceivala, a pioneering environmental engineer in India and coauthor of a well-known instructional guide to wastewater treatment projects, has died at 91. Arceivala, P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, established India’s first postgraduate two-year academic…Read More >>

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December 5, 2017

Robert H. Marks, M.ASCE, an ASCE Life Member who shifted from a civil engineering career to one that provided crucial research in chemistry and physics, has died at 91. Time spent at the Massachusetts Institute…Read More >>

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December 5, 2017

Richard H. Stanley, former longtime chairman of Iowa-based Stanley Consultants who leveraged the success of his family engineering firm to help launch and lead a foundation that continues to strive for global harmony, has died…Read More >>

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December 5, 2017

Roy M. Alverson, a Life Member with a passion for applying his professional skills in the Tuscaloosa, AL, community he was born and raised in, has died at 76. He joined ASCE in 1965 and…Read More >>

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October 6, 2017

Life Member Roger K. Hanson, whose skills in water resources engineering and structural inspections enhanced works around Colorado, has died at 78 after a long illness. Hanson, P.E., M.ASCE, joined ASCE in 1971. Over a…Read More >>

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September 14, 2017

Word has reached ASCE of the passing of Fellow and Life Member Sigmundo Golombek, founder of Brazil’s first and most prominent engineering consulting firm Consultrix, who has died at 93. In 1953, Golombek started Consultrix,…Read More >>

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Jack Christiansen PHOTO: John Stamets for Docomomo WEWA Oral History Project, University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
September 14, 2017

ASCE Fellow John V. (“Jack”) Christiansen, a pioneer of thin-shelled concrete design and structural engineer of the Seattle Kingdome, once the world’s largest concrete dome, has died at 89. Christiansen, P.E., F.ASCE, was celebrated around…Read More >>

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July 27, 2017

Texas Section 1988 President and former ASCE Board member Malcolm L. Steinberg Sr., a state Department of Transportation engineer and author, has died at 90. Steinberg, P.E., F.ASCE, enjoyed a 40-year career as a transportation…Read More >>

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July 27, 2017

Joel Herbert Rosenblatt, a World War II veteran whose lengthy civil and structural engineering career based in Baltimore, MD, and in Florida included extensive time on international projects, has died at 92 at his home…Read More >>

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July 27, 2017

William R. “Bill” Nash, P.E., M.ASCE, who applied expertise from a career as a construction engineer to enhancing ASCE’s policies and standards as a “pillar” of the Construction Institute, died unexpectedly on June 24. Nash…Read More >>

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