Obituaries

Obituaries

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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August 14, 2019

Charles Virgil “Tom” Gibbs, of Seattle, a clean water advocate whose passion for protecting the environment through engineering dated to the early 1950s, notably overseeing many water and wastewater projects for CH2M Hill, has died at…Read More >>

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August 7, 2019

Srinivasa “Hal” Iyengar, a structural engineer who helped design landmarks from Chicago to London, and worked with architect Frank Gehry on the renowned Bilbao Guggenheim in Spain, has died. He was 85. Iyengar, P.E., Dist.M.ASCE,…Read More >>

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August 7, 2019

Marvin M. Specter, P.E., L.S., Hon.M.ASCE, whose many, varied contributions to forensic engineering enhanced the conduct of technical expert witnesses throughout the U.S. federal court system, has died. He was 91. As a writer, lecturer…Read More >>

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June 28, 2019

Raymond Dow “RD” Odell, a design engineer, past president of the ASCE North Carolina Section and current Region 4 governor, has died. He was 61. As the Society’s at-large Region 4 governor, Odell, P.E., M.ASCE,…Read More >>

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