Obituaries

Obituaries

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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July 27, 2017

The project manager behind the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge East Span and other major works, Dennis Jyh-Yeh Jang, P.E., M.ASCE, senior vice president and structural engineer at T.Y. Lin International, has died unexpectedly at…Read More >>

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July 27, 2017

Distinguished Member Joel Ivan Abrams, chairman of the University of Pittsburgh’s civil engineering department for more than 20 years and a past president of ASCE’s Pittsburgh Section, has died at 88. Abrams, P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, served…Read More >>

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July 27, 2017

Thomas J. Grizzard Jr., professor emeritus of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech and director of its Occoquan Watershed Monitoring Laboratory for 40 years, has died at 70. His expertise in the urban water…Read More >>

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July 14, 2017

Distinguished Member Miguel A. Mariño, U.S. representative to the International Association of Hydrological Sciences from 2003 through 2008 and a prolific groundwater hydrology researcher, has died. He was 76. Mariño was distinguished professor emeritus of…Read More >>

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