Obituaries

Obituaries

March 14, 2014

Arthur H. Nilson, P.E., M.ASCE, founding member and past chairman of ASCE’s Committee on Finite Element Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Structures, passed away at his home in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, on February 26, at the…Read More >>

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January 16, 2014

William T. Weir, IV, P.E., M.ASCE, a Life Member of ASCE since 1986, and charter president of the Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors from 1969 to 1971, passed away on December 30 at the age of…Read More >>

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January 16, 2014

Adil Minoo Godiwalla, P.E., M.ASCE, an airport design expert, who for over 35 years was the assistant director at the City of Houston, Texas, passed away on December 16 at the age of 71. On…Read More >>

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January 14, 2014

William “Bill” F. Blank, Sr., P.E., LS, F.ASCE, who founded the engineering firm Blank and Wesselink & Associates in 1965, where he served as president, CEO, and chairman emeritus, passed away on November 26 at…Read More >>

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January 14, 2014

Johannes Joost “Joe” DeVries, PhD, P.E., D.WRE, M.ASCE, a world-renowned hydrologic engineer and highly esteemed professor, whose civil engineering career spanned 50 years in the fields of hydraulic engineering, irrigation system analysis, and hydrology, passed…Read More >>

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December 16, 2013

Roger W. Sheridan, P.E., L.S., F.ASCE, considered the oldest current serving mayor in the U.S., and who as a civil engineer worked on airports, seaports, dry docks, dams, and highways in 32 countries around the…Read More >>

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December 16, 2013

 Carlos S. Ospina, NAE, Hon.M.ASCE, considered by his countryman to be “the father of engineering consultants in Colombia,” passed away on October 19 at the age of 93. Born June 27, 1920, in Bitaco, Columbia,…Read More >>

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December 5, 2013

Colin B. Brown, Ph.D., P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, professor emeritus of Civil Engineering at the University of Washington, former president of ASCE’s Seattle Section, and known by his peers as a pioneer in the areas of safety,…Read More >>

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December 3, 2013

David Wahlstrom, J.D., F.ASCE, professor emeritus at the University of Houston, where he led their Construction Management program, passed away on November 8 at the age of 71. Born in Hendricks, Minnesota, on April 17,…Read More >>

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December 3, 2013

Geoffrey Eustace Blight, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, an A-rated researcher who held 5 doctoral degrees and was considered one of the world’s leading thinkers in geotechnical engineering, passed away on November 7, at the age of…Read More >>

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