Obituaries

Obituaries

October 19, 2020

Wayne Nils Tobiasson, a noted cold regions engineer and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ 1992 Engineer of the Year, has died. He was 81. Imagine leading a team across the snows of Greenland to…Read More >>

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October 19, 2020

Roland “Buzz” Berger Jr., an expert in the field of bridge and highway design and former president of the ASCE National Capital Section, has died. He was 90. Among several activities with the Society, he…Read More >>

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October 19, 2020

Arthur “Fritz” Beck, a transportation engineer, professor, and former ASCE Dallas Branch president, has died. He was 91. For more than 50 years, every motorist in the Dallas–Fort Worth area and elsewhere in North Texas…Read More >>

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October 19, 2020

Harvey W. Parker, a nationally renowned tunneling expert and president of a Seattle-area engineering firm bearing his name, has died. He was 83. From Washington state to Washington, D.C., Parker will be best remembered by…Read More >>

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October 19, 2020

Ted E. Webster, a geotechnical engineer with such an affinity for soils that he “loved dirt,” as his most recent employer put it, has died. He was 73. A consummate professional, among the many projects…Read More >>

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September 18, 2020

Kandathil Chacko (K.C.) Thomas, a designer and builder of dams in India as well as an international water resources consultant, has died. He was 97. Thomas was chairman of the Indian government’s Central Water Commission from…Read More >>

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September 18, 2020

William C. “Bill” Boyle, a past chair of ASCE’s Oxygen Transfer Standards Committee and professor emeritus of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, has died. He was 83. Boyle,…Read More >>

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August 17, 2020

Ray King Chalfant Jr., a civil and structural engineer in Atlanta whose active ASCE involvement extended back decades, has died. He was 99. Chalfant, P.E., F.ASCE, served as Georgia Section president from 1983-84. He also…Read More >>

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August 17, 2020

Peter Alastair Dickson, an international geologist and water resources engineer who worked for more than 40 years for an employee-owned consulting company based in Chicago, has died. He was 70. With a worldly intellect and…Read More >>

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August 17, 2020

Severo Esquivel, a California engineer and city manager who applied his aerospace experience to major projects including freeways, airports and baseball stadiums, has died. He was 81. When he was hired by Boeing, it was…Read More >>

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