Obituaries

Obituaries

March 8, 2019

ASCE has learned of the passing of Benoit Joubert, an international leader in humanitarian development. He was 96. Joubert was an ASCE member for many years, and came to the U.S. from his native France…Read More >>

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February 26, 2019

David Christopher Roe, a Renaissance man of the civil engineering world, has died at 85. Roe, P.E., L.S., F.ASCE, was a member of ASCE since 1961. He served as a draftsman in the U.S. Army…Read More >>

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February 25, 2019

Kent Shreeve, a forensic engineering specialist and founder of Shreeve Engineers in Little Rock, AR, has died. He was 81. After serving as a civil engineer lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force, Shreeve, P.E., M.ASCE,…Read More >>

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January 15, 2019

C. Samuel Martin, a world-renowned authority in fluid mechanics, specifically water hammer and hydraulics, and a Georgia Institute of Technology professor emeritus who taught from the early 1960s through 1998, has died at 82. Martin,…Read More >>

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January 3, 2019

Dale Nelson, an extremely dedicated ASCE member from Anchorage, AK, who rose to serve as Region 8 Director from 2015 to 2018, has died. He was 74. A Life Member, Nelson, P.E., F.ASCE, served ASCE…Read More >>

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January 3, 2019

Peter Nikolay Soin, a longtime California Department of Transportation engineer whose projects included studying the collapsed segment of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge after the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, has died at 62. Soin, P.E.,…Read More >>

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January 3, 2019

Ricardo Jacquez, dean of the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Construction Management at California State University, Chico, who encouraged diversity in the profession, has died at 70. Jacquez, M.ASCE, earned his degree in civil…Read More >>

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November 2, 2018

Russell G. Ludwig, a California sanitary engineer whose skills were in demand around the world from World War II into the 2000s, has died at 99. Ludwig, P.E., F.ASCE, joined the Society in 1941. He…Read More >>

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October 29, 2018

J.A. “Jay” Padgett, a well-respected, devoted ASCE member since 1972 who helped steer changes to the Society’s governance as a member of the Executive Committee’s Governing Documents Committee, has died at 72. Padgett, P.E., F.ASCE, represented…Read More >>

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October 26, 2018

Ferdinand C. “Fritz” Provini, a native of Baltimore who oversaw many major postwar transportation projects in the Baltimore-Washington region, has died at 91. Provini, P.E., L.S., M.ASCE, began his career in 1949 with Rummel, Klepper…Read More >>

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