Obituaries

Obituaries

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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August 30, 2018

Earl Korynta, a former president of the Alaska Section who helped launch USKH, a former top 500 architecture-engineering-surveying firm now part of Stantec, has died at 74. Korynta, P.E., M.ASCE, began his career as a…Read More >>

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August 30, 2018

George P. Kelley, who co-founded Langan Engineering & Environmental Services Inc. in 1970 and helped the Parsippany, NJ-based firm grow into a 1,000-employee giant, has died at 75. Over 48 years with Langan, Kelley, P.E.,…Read More >>

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August 30, 2018

ASCE 7 Wind Loads Subcommittee emeritus member Gilliam “Gill” Harris, a wind load standards pioneer who specialized in establishing such codes for metal buildings, has died at 90. Harris, P.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE, helped write the…Read More >>

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August 30, 2018

Distinguished Member Joseph A. “Bud” Ahearn, who oversaw major civil engineering projects across a 34-year career in the U.S. Air Force and a 20-year tenure with CH2M HILL, and was a founding sponsor of Engineers…Read More >>

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