Obituaries

Obituaries

October 25, 2013

ELVIN R. “VALD” HEIBERG III LTG ELVIN R. “VALD” HEIBERG III, P.E., Dist.D.NE, M.ASCE, the 46th chief of Engineers and commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, passed away on September 27 at…Read More >>

September 1, 2013

JOHN “JACK” W. MORRIS II Lt. Gen. JOHN “JACK” W. MORRIS II, P.E., F.ASCE, a West Point graduate and commander of the 18th Engineering Brigade during the Vietnam War who went on to become the…Read More >>

August 25, 2013

DON CHARLES BANKS DON CHARLES BANKS, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, who for 35 years was the chief of Engineering Geology and Rock Mechanics Division and later chief of Soil and Rock Mechanics Division, Geotechnical and Structures…Read More >>

July 15, 2013

REGINALD “REGGIE” AUGUST DARROW REGINALD “REGGIE” AUGUST DARROW, P.E., F.ASCE, who as an engineer with the Bechtel Corporation helped design and manage infrastructure projects spanning the globe, passed away on January 27 at the age…Read More >>

June 1, 2013

ROALD “RALPH” HAESTAD ROALD “RALPH” HAESTAD, P.E., BCEE, F.ASCE, founder and chairman emeritus of Waterbury, Connecticut-headquartered Roald Haestad, Inc. (RHI), well known and highly regarded for its many significant public works engineering projects throughout New…Read More >>

James “Jim” Douglas
April 1, 2013

JAMES “JIM” DOUGLAS, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, past chair of ASCE’s Committee on Construction Equipment and Techniques and recipient of ASCE’s Thomas Fitch Rowland Prize in 1969 and Construction Management Award in 1975, passed away on…Read More >>

Kris Nielsen
March 1, 2013

WILLIAM GENE CORLEY, Ph.D., F.SEI, Dist.M.ASCE, NAE, one of the world’s foremost experts in analyzing buildings damaged by bombs, earthquakes, fire, and tornadoes, who led the ASCE/Structural Engineering Institute and FEMA assessment into the September…Read More >>

February 1, 2013

WILLIAM “BILL” BYERS, P.E., F.ASCE, who worked in the rail industry for more than 50 years, passed away on December 21 at the age of 84. Born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, in 1928, Byers obtained…Read More >>

January 1, 2013

SHINYA KIKUCHI, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, the Charles E. Via, Jr. Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), passed away on December 7 at the age of 69…Read More >>