Obituaries -- February 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.
Arturo M. Alfonso
75; Life Member; Guaynabo, Puerto Rico; joined ASHRAE in 1969.
Walter P. Bishop
85; Fellow Life Member; Sunnyside, N.Y.; joined ASHRAE in 1962. He received a 50-Year Member Award at the 2013 Annual Conference. He served on numerous technical committees since 1977, including serving as chair of Technical Committee 1.6, Terminology. He was instrumental in helping develop an ASHRAE publication on terminology. He also served as chair for the Handbook subcommittee for Technical Committee 9.9 (now TC 7.9, Building Commissioning). He also coauthored a 1995 Handbook chapter on commissioning. Bishop was past president of the New York Chapter and also served as regional historian for Region in 1995-96I. He was elevated to the grade of Fellow in 1985 and received a Distinguished Service Award in 1995.
Paul E. Briscoe
75; Life Member; Little Rock, Ark.; joined ASHRAE in 1966. Briscoe was passionate about raising money for ASHRAE’s Research Promotion (RP), serving as chair of the Society’s RP Committee in 1996 and the Region VIII RP Committee and serving on a Presidential Ad Hoc Committee on Research Promotion/Foundation Solicitations. Other service including the Nominating Committee.
Patricia Elizabeth Jones
65; Member; Arlington, Va.; joined ASHRAE in 1981. Her Society service includes ASHRAE/ACCA Standard 183, Peak Cooling and Heating Load Calculations in Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings; Technical Committees 1.12, Moisture Management in Buildings; and TC 6.9, Thermal Storage.
80; Life Member; Quebec, QC, Canada; joined ASHVE in 1958.
John F. Metzger
81; Life Member; McCordsville, Ind.; joined ASHRAE in 1970.
Clifton R. Morrison
88; Life Member; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; joined ASHVE in 1956.
Herbert L. Powers Jr.
85; Life Member; Yarmouth, Maine; joined ASHRAE in 1972.
Leon J. Traney
88; Life Member; Langhorne, Pa.; joined ASRE in 1952
Edgar R. Watts Jr.
83; Life Member; Vestavia, Al.; joined ASHRAE in 1960.