Obituaries

Obituaries

July 27, 2017

William R. “Bill” Nash, P.E., M.ASCE, who applied expertise from a career as a construction engineer to enhancing ASCE’s policies and standards as a “pillar” of the Construction Institute, died unexpectedly on June 24. Nash…Read More >>

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July 27, 2017

The project manager behind the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge East Span and other major works, Dennis Jyh-Yeh Jang, P.E., M.ASCE, senior vice president and structural engineer at T.Y. Lin International, has died unexpectedly at…Read More >>

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July 27, 2017

Distinguished Member Joel Ivan Abrams, chairman of the University of Pittsburgh’s civil engineering department for more than 20 years and a past president of ASCE’s Pittsburgh Section, has died at 88. Abrams, P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, served…Read More >>

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July 27, 2017

Thomas J. Grizzard Jr., professor emeritus of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech and director of its Occoquan Watershed Monitoring Laboratory for 40 years, has died at 70. His expertise in the urban water…Read More >>

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July 14, 2017

Distinguished Member Miguel A. Mariño, U.S. representative to the International Association of Hydrological Sciences from 2003 through 2008 and a prolific groundwater hydrology researcher, has died. He was 76. Mariño was distinguished professor emeritus of…Read More >>

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July 14, 2017

Distinguished Member John M. Hanson, nationally renowned as an investigator of high-profile failures of concrete and steel structures, and a former president of Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc., has died. He was 84. Hanson, Ph.D.,…Read More >>

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July 14, 2017

Steven P. Reiner of Upland, CA, a versatile engineer in southern California and Denver known for his work in commercial land development, has died. He was 66. Reiner, P.E., M.ASCE, was a project manager with…Read More >>

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July 14, 2017

Indrajit J. Ghosh, a widely traveled civil and environmental engineer on nuclear power projects who served as a local ASCE president in South Carolina and Washington state, has died at the age of 73. Ghosh,…Read More >>

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May 17, 2017

Distinguished Member Jacob Dekema, a World War II veteran and former San Diego Section president who supervised the postwar boom of freeway construction in and around San Diego, has died at 101. As supervisor of…Read More >>

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May 2, 2017

Omer Franklin Poorman, P.E., L.S., F.ASCE, an Army veteran of World War II who dedicated his career to the Texas Highway Department as a district engineer, died Feb. 5. He was 92. Poorman served with…Read More >>

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