Obituaries -- January 2014
ASHRAE predecessor societies: ASHVE, the American Society of Heating and Ventilating Engineers; ASRE, The American Society of Refrigerating Engineers; ASHAE, the American Society of Heating and Air-Conditioning Engineers.
Roger W. Breckon
63; Member; Westerham, United Kingdom; joined ASHRAE in 1981.
Carl W. Dierks
88; Life Member; Vancouver, British Columbia; joined ASHAE in 1958
Todd L. Dorius
52; Member; Salt Lake City, Utah; joined ASHRAE in 1996.
88; Fellow Life Member; Canton, N.Y.; joined ASHRAE in 1973. Graham was the first female to be elevated to the grade of Fellow in 1985. She was the first woman in the United States to earn a doctorate degree in mechanical engineering. Her academic and professional career paved the way for women and minority engineers. She was recognized for her work in this area, along with her contributions as an educator in thermodynamics and cryogenics, when she was named a Fellow. At that time, she served on ASHRAE’s technical committee on ultra-low temperature and cryogenics and was a member of the Illinois Chapter, serving on the education committee. She had articles published in ASHRAE Transactions.
George R. Smith
88; Life Member; Lewistown, Mont.; joined ASRE in 1958. Smith served on TC 10.5, Refrigerated Distribution and Storage Facilities, and TC 10.8, Refrigeration Load Calculations
John P. Yorke
83; Member; Detroit, Mich.; joined ASHRAE in 1980.