Obituaries

Obituaries

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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September 26, 2018

Harald D. Frederiksen, who oversaw many significant water resources projects around the world over a lengthy career, and shared his expertise as an author of several papers for ASCE water and environmental journals, has died…Read More >>

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August 30, 2018

Distinguished Member  Thomas S. Maddock, a past commander of the U.S. Navy Reserve’s Seabees who also led a California water engineering firm, has died at 89. After receiving his civil engineering degrees at Virginia Tech…Read More >>

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August 30, 2018

Otto Maatsch, a New York civil engineer active with ASCE’s Metropolitan Section for many years, has died at 90. Maatsch, P.E., F.ASCE, was a former purchasing manager for Westvaco Corporation, the materials and packaging company…Read More >>

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