ny. Dr. C. Richard Weinberg (’ 37), 91, of
Delray Beach, Fla.; Aug. 30, 2006. Weinberg
was a physician in New Jersey and was vice
president of the medical staff of Newark City
Hospital, serving as director of the department
of radiology in the ’60s. He served as a flight
surgeon in the Army Air Forces. At UNC, he
was on The Daily Tar Heel staff.
’40s Dr. Ira A. Abrahamson (’ 44
AB, ’ 46 CMED) of Cincinnati, professor emeritus of
Dr. Roger E. Barton, 84, of Chapel Hill;
Feb. 8, 2007. Barton was a professor emeritus
in the School of Dentistry, where he was
associate dean for 13 years. His specialty was
auxiliary education, and he was director of all
auxiliary programs at the dental school. He
was a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon
and an honorary member of the American
Dental Assistant Association and the N.C.
Dental Assistant Association. He wrote or
edited numerous textbooks and materials for
dental and dental auxiliary training. He
served as an Army dental officer and was in
private practice before joining the dental
school. He retired from his full-time faculty
position in 1984. Dr. Vladimir B.
Bensen, 92, of Raleigh; April 16, 2007.
Bensen practiced family medicine in Raleigh
for more than 40 years and had clinical
appointments at UNC’s schools of medicine
and dentistry. A specialist in clinical hypnosis,
he founded the N.C. Society of Clinical
Hypnosis and was its first president. Born in
Russia, he fled the Bolshevik Army occupation in 1921. Leonard Berlow, 85, of
Oceanside, Calif.; March 16, 2007. Berlow
taught public relations at the UNC School of
Pharmacy, retiring in 1980. In WWII, he was
in the New Jersey National Guard, serving in
Europe in medical administration. In the
Korean War, he served in the Air Force. He
was a fellow of the American Medical
Writers Association. Anne Phillips
Bowie, 57, of Pittsboro; Feb. 15, 2007.
Bowie, an information technologist at UNC
for 25 years, retired in 2005. Melbourne
R. Carriker, 92, of Lewes, Del.; Feb. 25,
2007. Carriker was an associate professor of
zoology at UNC. In 1973, he became a professor at the College of Marine Studies of the
University of Delaware. He was the official
historian and a past president for the
National Shell Fisheries Association. In
WWII, he was in the Navy and served on a
PT boat. Phillippa S.N. Day, 76, of
Chapel Hill; Jan. 31, 2007. Day was an
administrative assistant in the Institute of
Government until her retirement in 1995.
clinical ophthalmology at the University of
Cincinnati College of Medicine and a lifelong
advocate of eliminating preventable blindness
in children, has been elected to the Class of
2007 in the Medical Mission Hall of Fame.
Abrahamson recently pledged $2 million to
the University of Cincinnati Academic Health
Center to establish the Ira A. Abrahamson MD
Endowed Chair of Pediatric Ophthalmology
and to support the Abrahamson Pediatric Eye
Institute at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.
Lawrence J. Goldrich (’ 47 AB) of Virginia
Carrie Lee Farrow, 86, of Apex; March 8,
2007. Farrow retired as a nurse’s assistant
from UNC’s Nursing Department.
Regina Antoinette Ford (’ 83), 45, of
Durham; March 8, 2007. Details, ’ 83 Class
Notes. Dr. R.J. Halberg, 78, of Winston-Salem; Jan. 28, 2007. Halberg taught psychiatry at UNC before moving to Boulder,
Colo., to establish a private practice. He
returned to North Carolina and had a private
practice in Winston-Salem until 2002. He
was a flight surgeon in the Air Force in the
mid-’50s. Fred Haskell, 91, of
Hillsborough; March 9, 2007. Haskell was
personnel director at UNC and retired from
the state personnel department in South
Carolina. Earlier, he worked in the U.S. State
Department. He served in the Army in
WWII. Rita Walsh Hatley, 76, of
Bynum;April 1, 2007. Hatley retired from
UNC Memorial Hospital after 27 years.
Ronald Wesley Hyatt (’ 59 MED, ’ 70 PhD),
73, of Chapel Hill; June 13, 2007. Story, page
84. Marion Worth Lasater, 82, of
Pittsboro; March 28, 2007. Lasater worked at
UNC for 26 years and belonged to the
Mount Gilead Baptist Church. Lynda C.
Malone, 59, of Wilmington; March 25, 2007.
Malone lived in Chapel Hill for 31 years and
moved to Wilmington in 2005. She was a
proofreader for UNC Press and a secretary at
UNC Hospitals. For 10 years, she was parish
secretary of Chapel of the Cross Episcopal
Church and served as its Christian education
coordinator. Carlton E. Maynor, 78, of
Chapel Hill; March 4, 2007. He worked at
UNC for 44 years. He served in the Army in
the Korean War. Helen Bush McKnight,
91, of Fairhope, Ala.; Feb. 21, 2007. She
retired from the UNC admissions office in
1978. Robert Maxwell O’Kane, 86, of
North Hampton, N.H.; Feb. 16, 2007.
O’Kane was dean of the School of Education
and then a professor; he retired in 1985.
Previously, he was general superintendent of
the U.S. Dependents School of the
Department of the Army in Europe and then
director of combined Department of Defense
Beach,Va., who served as a member of the
GAA Board of Directors in the late ’70s, represented UNC during the inauguration of
Carolyn Winstead Meyers as the fourth president of Norfolk State University. Walter
Julian Klein (’ 45) of Charlotte, founder of
Walter J. Klein Co., has been inducted into the
N.C. Advertising Hall of Fame. Klein, whose
company became one of the state’s largest full-service advertising agencies, produced the first
commercial shown in Charlotte, broadcast on
WBTV in 1949, the night before the station
Dependents Schools for
Europe, Africa and the
Middle East. In WWII,
he served in the Army
and received two Purple
Hearts, two Silver Stars
and a Bronze Star.
Douglas George O’Dell (’75), 53, of
Carrboro; March 23, 2007. Details, ’75 Class
Notes. Estella Shanklin Paoloni, 88, of
Chapel Hill; March 29, 2007. Paoloni was a
registered nurse who worked at UNC
Memorial Hospital, as well as other hospitals.
Faye Dark Pickard (’ 59 BSN, ’ 68
MSN), 69, of Chapel Hill; March 22, 2007.
Details, ’50s Class Notes. Timothy Scott
Pritchard, 48, of Efland; Feb. 21, 2007.
Pritchard was an HVAC specialist at UNC
for 15 years. Lessie Young Riggsbee, 95,
of Chapel Hill;April 7, 2007. Riggsbee was
office manager for the utilities division at
UNC. Dennis A. Rondinelli, 63, of
Hillsborough; March 7, 2007. Rondinelli was
the Glaxo Distinguished International
Professor of Management at Kenan-Flagler
Business School. He also was director of the
Center for Global Business Research at the
Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, a fel-
low of the Carolina Environmental Program
and an adjunct professor in the public policy
department. He wrote or edited numerous
books about international development poli-
cy and carried out research in Asia, Central
Europe, Latin America and Africa. He was
appointed to the U.N. Economic and Social
Council in 2002. He was in the Army
Reserve and served in the Vietnam War,
where he received the Bronze Star.
Colleen Hogan Sheahan, 74, of Cuba,
N. Y.; March 10, 2007. A teacher and director
of a Head Start program, Sheahan was a
researcher at UNC in the ’80s. When she
returned to New York, she taught migrant
students and worked for the Head Start pro-
gram and the Center for Family Unity.
Bobby L. Thompson, 75, of Durham;
March 22, 2007. Thompson was retired from
UNC Student Stores.