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Obituaries, September 2019

Obituaries, September 2019

George A. Aldworth, P.E.
86; Member ASHRAE; North York, Ontario; joined ASHRAE in 1989.

Gary W. Beazley, P.E.
76; Life Member ASHRAE; Bismarck, N.D.; joined ASHRAE in 1982.

Gordon S. Borek, P.E.
89; Life Member ASHRAE; Cincinnati, Ohio; joined ASHRAE in 1958.

Alfred F. Bracciano
88; Life Member ASHRAE; Lakewood Ranch, Fla.; joined ASHRAE in 1977.

John A. Bronson, P.E.
81; Life Member ASHRAE; Dripping Springs, Texas; joined ASHRAE in 1964.

Tricia M. Bruenn 
48; Member ASHRAE; Canonsburg, Pa.; joined ASHRAE in 2005. She served as the chair, vice chair, Handbook subcommittee chair and member for TC 6.1, Hydronic and Steam Equipment and Systems.

George L. Bryant, P.E.
73; Life Member ASHRAE; Columbia, S.C.; joined ASHRAE in 1972.

James R. Cox, Jr., P.E.
96; Life Member ASHRAE; Port St. Lucie, Fla.; joined in 1955.

Horace T. Dowman
87; Life Member ASHRAE; Jacksonville, Fla.; joined ASHRAE in 1966. He won the Chapter Service Award in 2001.

Wesley C. Eggert, P.E.
83; Life Member ASHRAE; Franklin, Wis.; joined ASHRAE in 1963.

Frank P. Fischer, Jr., P.E.
86; Life Member ASHRAE; New Orleans, La.; joined in 1957.

Roy W. J. Herman
74; Life Member ASHRAE; Scarborough, Ontario, Canada; joined ASHRAE in 1976.

Edward M. Howard
85; Life Member ASHRAE; Mount Pleasant, S.C.; joined ASHRAE in 1959.

Otto L. Liepin
93; Life Member ASHRAE; Telford, Pa.; joined in 1953.

Gerald J. Manning
82; Life Member ASHRAE; Oklahoma City, Okla.; joined ASHRAE in 1979.

Claudio Melo, Ph.D., P.E.
64; Member ASHRAE; Florianopolis, Brazil; joined ASHRAE in 1993. He received the ASHRAE 20 Year Member Award in 2013.

John W. Mroszczyk
64; Member ASHRAE; Danvers, Mass.; joined ASHRAE in 1994. He served as a project committee voting member of SPC 87.3P, Method of Testing Propeller Fan Vibration-Diagnostic Test Methods, and GPC 2, Engineering Analysis of Experimental Data.

David A. Palty
60; Member ASHRAE; Phoenix, Ariz.; joined ASHRAE in 2010. He served:

  • as the Region X Regional Vice Chair on the Society’s Government Affairs Committee

  • on Region X’s Grassroots Government Advocacy Committee

  • as president, alternate, administrator, Grassroots Government Advocacy Committee chair, student activities chair, historian, Membership Promotion chair for the ASHRAE Tucson Chapter.

He won Region X’s Director’s Cup in 2019.

Tibor Rakoczy
89; Fellow/Life Member ASHRAE; Koln, Germany; joined ASHRAE in 1973. He received the Fellow Award in 1996.

Richard M. Safin, I
81; Life Member ASHRAE; Mobile, Ala.; joined ASHRAE in 1975.

Martin C. Snyder
80; Member ASHRAE; Plains, Pa.; joined ASHRAE in 1999.

William L. Thompson, P.E.
74; Life Member ASHRAE; Norcross, Ga.; joined ASHRAE in 1972.

Harry S. Williams
82; Life Member ASHRAE; Troy, Ohio; joined ASHRAE in 1958.