Obituaries

Obituaries

January 21, 2020

David Maher Warner, a transportation engineer and project management consultant responsible for several notable projects in the Minneapolis–St. Paul area, has died at 71. During a career spent with several prominent engineering firms in the…Read More >>

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January 21, 2020

Robert M. Koerner, professor emeritus of Drexel University and director emeritus of the Geosynthetic Institute, has died at 85. Together with his wife and partner, Paula Koerner, he founded the Geosynthetic Institute as a research…Read More >>

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January 21, 2020

Marvin N. Smith, a hydraulics engineer who spent the bulk of his career at the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Water Systems Development Laboratory, has died at 87. An ASCE Life Member, Smith, M.ASCE, spent over 30…Read More >>

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January 21, 2020

Kim Palmer de Rubertis, a specialist in dams in Washington state who shared his expertise on ASCE committees that produced guidelines and handbooks for dam engineering, has died at 81. De Rubertis, P.E., CEG, D.GE,…Read More >>

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November 18, 2019

Robert G. Tracy, an expert in concrete applications, notably restorations, and the founder of two consulting firms in Michigan, has died at 72. Tracy, P.E., M.ASCE, applied much of his experience toward concrete deterioration analysis…Read More >>

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November 18, 2019

Stanley M. Bemben of New Britain, Connecticut, a gifted structural analyst, former University of Massachusetts Amherst civil engineering professor, and consultant, has died at 85. In his youth, he boasted that he knew how to…Read More >>

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September 27, 2019

Robert Clark Ewing, a structural engineer in demand during America’s rapidly growing postwar years, and an expert on foundations who shored up famed Pulitzer Prize-winning author Eudora Welty’s house, has died at 99. Ewing, P.E.,…Read More >>

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September 27, 2019

John W. Weaver II, founder and former managing principal of Weaver Consultants Group in Chicago, has died at 66 in a tragic plane crash that also claimed the lives of his sons John III, 40,…Read More >>

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August 19, 2019

Jerry R. Bayless, a longtime civil, architectural and environmental engineering professor at Missouri University of Science and Technology who was such an institution there, he was known as “Mr. S&T,” has died at 81. Bayless,…Read More >>

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August 14, 2019

John Sansalone, president of the ASCE Mid-Hudson Branch in 2017-18, and a New York state environmental engineer with a passion for water safety and quality, has died at 67. Over a 37-year career with the…Read More >>

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