In Memoriam

David Rumschitzki ChE'78

David Rumschitzki ChE'78 passed away in early November 2023. 

He spent his last minutes as he spent much of the past 40 years—in his office, among friends, working to advance the educational careers of students and to develop his own profoundly innovative engineered contributions to human progress.

To read his complete obituary from The City College of New York, please click here.

Menasche Nass Phy'70

Menasche Melvin Nass, beloved father and grandfather, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in Santa Monica at age 73. Menasche was born in Munich, Germany, in a displaced persons camp following the Holocaust. At the age of one, he and his parents immigrated to New York City, where he was raised.

To read his complete obituary, please click here.

Karin Steensma-Hazelhoff Roelfzema A'51

Born 13 May 1929, New York City, Karin Hazelhoff Roelfzema, beloved wife of the late (Siebren) Erik Hazelhoff Roelfzema (1917-2007), passed away in her sleep at the age of 93 on Thursday, 6th of October 2022.

To read her complete obituary, please click here.

Roland C. Dick AR'64

Roland C. Dick AR'64 passed away on June 6, 2023.

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.