In Memoriam

Arnold Kaminer ChE'55

Dr. Arnold J Kaminer died on November 20, 2023. He is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Dr. Ruth Kaminer, his daughters Tammy (Yehouda), Debbie (Yair) and Rachel (Brian) and brother Jack (Paula).

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Lois Swirnoff A'51

Lois Swirnoff of Brookline, MA entered into rest on Tuesday, May 7, 2024.

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Sheldon Cotler A'55

Sheldon Cotler, recognized as a leading graphic designer of the 20th century, died May 8, 2024, at the age of 90.

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Gary T. Yates AR'70

Gary T. Yates passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 30, 2024 in Danbury, CT.

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