Obituaries

Obituaries

June 3, 2019

Jon Peterka of Fort Collins, CO, a giant of wind engineering who was vital to development of the ASCE 7 national wind load standard, has died. He was 77. Peterka, Ph.D., P.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE, was…Read More >>

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May 3, 2019

Theodore “Ted” Williams, a legend of Montana civil engineering, professor emeritus of Montana State University and a stabilizing force in local environmental planning, has died. He was 91. Williams, P.E., F.ASCE, attended Colorado State University…Read More >>

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May 3, 2019

Distinguished Member Robert B. Thorn, a longtime bridge engineer, past president of ASCE’s Kansas Section, and member of the Board of Direction, has died. He was 92. Known as “Bob,” Thorn, P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, served on…Read More >>

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March 21, 2019

John H. Wiedeman, a leading engineer in Atlanta who served as ASCE president in 1983, has died at 83. Wiedeman, P.E., F.ASCE, Pres.83.ASCE, was for 15 years an owner of Wiedeman and Singleton Inc., a…Read More >>

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March 21, 2019

John Frederick “Fred” Graham Jr., for many years a civil engineering and construction leader in Pittsburgh, has died. He was 82. Graham, P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, was born in Pittsburgh and he devoted his working life to…Read More >>

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March 8, 2019

ASCE has learned of the passing of Benoit Joubert, an international leader in humanitarian development. He was 96. Joubert was an ASCE member for many years, and came to the U.S. from his native France…Read More >>

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February 26, 2019

David Christopher Roe, whose considerable variety of achievements across his career made him a Renaissance man of civil engineering, has died at 85. Roe, P.E., L.S., F.ASCE, was a member of ASCE since 1961. He…Read More >>

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February 25, 2019

Kent Shreeve, a forensic engineering specialist and founder of Shreeve Engineers in Little Rock, AR, has died. He was 81. After serving as a civil engineer lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force, Shreeve, P.E., M.ASCE,…Read More >>

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January 15, 2019

C. Samuel Martin, a world-renowned authority in fluid mechanics, specifically water hammer and hydraulics, and a Georgia Institute of Technology professor emeritus who taught from the early 1960s through 1998, has died at 82. Martin,…Read More >>

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January 3, 2019

Dale Nelson, an extremely dedicated ASCE member from Anchorage, AK, who rose to serve as Region 8 Director from 2015 to 2018, has died. He was 74. A Life Member, Nelson, P.E., F.ASCE, served ASCE…Read More >>

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