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Obituaries - February Insights 2024

Obituaries, January 2024

From Insights, February 2024

R. Gary Bailey

86; Life Member ASHRAE; Mobile, Ala.; joined ASHRAE in 1963. Served as President and Historian of the Mobile ASHRAE Chapter. He also served on the Board of Governors.

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Siegmar Baltuch

91; Life Member ASHRAE; Westmount, QC, Canada; joined in 1957.


Allan Bassett

81; Life Member ASHRAE; Milwaukee, Wis.; joined ASHRAE in 1981.


Matthew M. Boss, P.E.

67; Life Member ASHRAE; Raleigh, N.C.; joined in 1984.


David G. Connell

67; Life Member ASHRAE; Liverpool, England, UK; joined ASHRAE in 1982.


Eric F. Curd

91; Life Member ASHRAE; West Kirby, Wirral, UK; joined ASHRAE in 1968.


William J. Duffy

85; Life Member ASHRAE; Papillion, Neb.; joined ASHRAE in 1962. He was a member of the ASHRAE Nebraska Chapter and received the Chapter Service Award in 2004.


Richard E. Dussault, P.E.

96; Fellow/Life Member ASHRAE; Merrimack, N.H.; joined ASHRAE in 1972. He served as President of the ASHRAE Granite State Chapter. He received the Distinguished 50-Year Member Award in 2023.


Philip Farley

74; Life Member ASHRAE; Rochdale, UK; joined ASHRAE in 1981.


Edgar L. Galson, P.E.

98; Fellow/Life Member ASHRAE; Syracuse, N.Y.; joined in 1950. He served in the following positions:

  • Chairman, SPC 110-1995R, Method of Testing Performance Of Laboratory Fume Hoods
  • Member, TC 9.8, Specialized Building HVAC Applications
  • Standards Subcommittee Chairman, TC 9.10, Laboratory Systems


Chad S. Grindle

46; Member ASHRAE; Deforest, Wis.; joined ASHRAE in 2000. He was a member of TC 7.3, Operation, Maintenance and Cost Management.


Henry S. Gryzbac

98; Life Member ASHRAE; Downers Grove, Ill.; joined in 1959.


W. Hernandez-Lopez, Ph.D., P.E.

94; Life Member ASHRAE; Mayaguez, Puerto Rico; joined ASHRAE in 1971.


Stuart S. Heywood

75; Member ASHRAE; Newcastle-under-Lyme, England, UK; joined ASHRAE in 2018.


Chris Hsieh

56; Member ASHRAE; Onalaska, Wis.; joined ASHRAE in 2003. He served in the ASHRAE La Crosse Chapter as:

  • President
  • Government Affairs Chair
  • Sustainability Chair
  • Research Promotion Chair
  • Chapter Technology Transfer Chair
  • Membership Promotion Chair
  • Board of Governors


He received the Chapter Service Award in 2020.


John Lee

93; Life Member ASHRAE; Indianapolis, Ind.; joined ASHRAE in 1970.


Kenneth Loudermilk, P.E.

69; Member ASHRAE; Duluth, Ga, joined ASHRAE in 1984. He served as:

  • Chair and as member of TC5.3, Room Air Distribution
  • Member of the Handbook Revision Subcommittee
  • Vice chair of SPC-200, Method of Testing Chilled Beams
  • A member of TC5.2, Duct Design
  • PMS chair for the development of the Underfloor Air Distribution Design Guide
  • Member of TRG-7 task group responsible for writing the ASHRAE/REHVA Chilled Beam Design Guide


Carl R. Lubick, P.E.

63; Member ASHRAE; Williamsville, N.Y.; joined ASHRAE in 2000.


Kenneth W. McConnell

87; Life Member ASHRAE; Lodi, Calif.; joined ASHRAE in 1979.


Richard K. S. Ng, P.E.

69; Member ASHRAE; Whitestone, N.Y.; joined ASHRAE in 1979.


Zivojin B. Perisic, P.E.

86; Fellow/Life Member ASHRAE; Belgrade, Serbia; joined ASHRAE in 1974. He served the ASHRAE Danube Chapter in the following positions:

  • Government Affairs Committee Member
  • President
  • Vice President
  • Historian
  • Membership Promotion Chair; Co-Chair
  • Board of Governors

He also served as a member of TC 9.11, Clean Spaces. He received the Chapter Service Award in 2023, and the Fellow Award in 1998.


John B. Riley, P.E.

74; Member ASHRAE; Overland Park, Kan.; joined ASHRAE in 1983. He served as Project Monitoring Committee Chairman for Research Project 1104, Heat Gain from Electrical and Control Equipment, as well as Chairman for TC 9.2, Industrial Air Conditioning and Ventilation, Powerplant Subcommittee.


Alexander S. Scheflo, P.E.

92; Life Member ASHRAE; Stockton, Calif.; joined ASHRAE in 1962. He served the ASHRAE Sierra Delta Chapter in the following positions:

  • Historian
  • Vice President
  • Board of Governors


He received the Chapter Service Award in 2016.

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