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Obituaries, March Insights 2024

Obituaries, February 2024 

From Insights, March 2024 

 

Barry Deeks 

77; Life Member ASHRAE; Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; joined ASHRAE in 1972. 

 

John Dugan 

93; Life Member ASHRAE; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; joined ASHRAE in 1959. He served as President of the Montreal Chapter and subsequently the Ottawa Valley Chapter and in the following positions:  

  • Region 2 Vice Chairman Membership Promotion 
  • Director And Regional Chairman Region 2, Regions Council and Board of Directors 
  • Director And Secretary, ASHRAE Research Canada 
  • North American Member, International Committee 
  • Board Elected Member, Nominating Committee 

He received the Regional Award of Merit from ASHRAE in 1992. 

 

Dr Lois Graham 

98; Fellow/Life Member ASHRAE; Sammamish, Wash.; joined ASHRAE in 1973 

 

Richard J. Harju 

88; Life Member ASHRAE; Saint Paul, Minn.; joined ASHRAE in 1967. He served as President of the Minnesota Chapter and in the following positions:  

  • Member, TC 1.7 Operation & Maintenance Management 
  • Corresponding Member, GPC-4P  
  • RVC VI, Research Promotion Committee  
  • DRC VI, Board of Directors 
  • DRC VI, Regions Council 

He received the Regional Award of Merit from ASHRAE in 2000. 

 

James C. McDonald, P.E.   480855 

82; Life Member ASHRAE; San Diego, Calif.; joined ASHRAE in 1968. 

 

Milton Meckler, P.E. 

91; Fellow/Life Member ASHRAE; St Petersburg, Fla.; joined ASHRAE in 1957. He served on the Board of Directors of the Southern California Chapter and in the following positions: 

  • Member & Corresponding Member, TC 9.1 Large Building A/C Systems  
  • Member, Program Committee  
  • Non-Voting Member, SPC 62-1981R, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Quality  
  • Member, Journal Insights Committee  
  • Member & Corresponding Member, TC 5.6 Control of Fire and Smoke 
  • Member, Editorial Board - Journal Committee 
  • Member, SPC 129P Standard Method of Test of Ventilation Effectiveness 
  • Member 7 Corresponding Member, TC 3.5 Sorption 
  • Chairman, ISO/TC 205 US TAG, Building Environment Design 
  • Member, President-Elect Advisory Committee   

     

    Mark Nieman, P.E. 

    54; Member ASHRAE; Seattle, Wash.; joined ASHRAE in 2006. 

     

    John F. Rolfes, P.E. 

    93; Life Member ASHRAE; Modesto, Calif.; joined ASHRAE in 1975. 

     

    Geoffrey A. Sams, P.Eng              

    77; Life Member ASHRAE; Calgary, Alberta, Canada; joined ASHRAE in 1979. 

     

    Donald C. Schock, P.E. 

    63; Member ASHRAE; Pittsburgh, Pa.; joined ASHRAE in 1986. 

     

    Stanley Slazas, III       

    84; Life Member ASHRAE; South Elgin, Ill.; joined ASHRAE in 1984. 

     

    Verle A. Williams, P.E.                 

    90; Fellow/Life Member ASHRAE; Escondido, Calif.; joined ASHRAE in 1962. He served as the President of the San Diego Chapter and in the following positions: 

    • Member; Sec; Vice Chair; Chair; Corresponding Member since 2000, TC 1.4, Automatic Control Systems  
    • Member, Vice Chair, Chair, Energy Management Committee  
    • Member, Vice Chair; Chair; Corresponding Member since 2005, TC 9.5, Cogeneration Systems  
    • Region X Vice Chairman, Energy Management Committee 
    • Member, Government Affairs Committee 
    • Member; TAS Subcommittee; Chair; Vice Chair, Research & Technology Committee 
    • Member, Vice Chair; Chair; Corresponding Member since 2005, TC 6.2, District Heating and Cooling  
    • Member, Vice Chair; Chair; Corresponding Member since 2005, TC 6.9, Thermal Energy Storage Systems  

    He received the Distinguished Service Award from the ASHRAE San Diego Chapter in 2000. 

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