Beta Theta Pi - MIT

Fall 2018 Newsletter

Beta Upsilon Chapter of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

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BACK BAY BETA Beta Upsilon Chapter of Beta Theta Pi at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology P.O. Box 442100 Lawrence, KS 66044-2100 Address Service Requested Attention: This newsletter is intended for Beta Upsilon Chapter of Beta Theta Pi alumni and parents. If your son is still attending MIT, he will receive a copy at the Chapter House. If he has graduated, please send us his permanent address to update our records. Thank you. Chapter Eternal Paul W. Sommer '42 entered Chapter Eternal this year aer suffering from poor health for sev- eral years. C. M. Adams Jr. '49 entered Chapter Eternal on September 14, 2017. Warren H. Goodnow '61 entered Chapter Eter- nal on February 22 at the age of 80 in Palo Alto, Calif., aer a long and courageous battle with cancer. He passed peacefully at home, surround- ed by his loving family. Warren graduated from MIT with a degree in materials science and engi- neering. He played on the MIT baseball team for four years and was team captain his junior and senior years. Despite offers from MLB teams, Warren married his college sweetheart, Judith, and took a job in the Ice Lab at MIT. In 1965, the family (which included two daughters) moved to Stanford University, when Warren earned his master's and doctorate in metallurgy. While at Stanford, Warren and Judy welcomed their third child, a son. Aer graduation, he began his career at Kaiser Aluminum and the family made their home in Palo Alto. At the age of 50, aer playing with various soball leagues, War- ren joined the Redwood City Soball League and began 25 years of senior soball. In 1989, the team won the Senior Soball World Series in North Carolina. During retirement, Warren and Judy enjoyed annual hiking trips in Europe and vacations to their favorite locations. He was a long-time tutor in math and taught math through Global Volunteers in Ghana. Warren is survived by his wife of 58 years and their chil- dren, Sandy, Linda, and Mark. Christopher J. Morgen '87 entered Chapter Eter- nal on August 2 aer suffering from a heart attack. He was a loving father to Julian and Lydia and worked for 31 years at GE Transportation. Most recently, he worked for GE as a manager for the re- liability CoE Solutions Management group. Chris touched nearly every aspect of GE Transportation and has friends and colleagues around the globe. Eric D. Mudama '96 entered Chapter Eternal on February 16 from a heart attack. Eric adored his nieces and nephews and was loved by many family members, friends, and coworkers around the world. He was inquisitive from a young age—loving to build things, solve problems, and pretend he was flying. His dream of flying came true last year when he received his private pilot's license. Eric was accomplished in his career and loved for his goofy sense of humor. He and his wife, Monique, built a life together in Colorado with their dogs. James B. Williams II '00 entered Chapter Eter- nal on February 9. Herbert B. Voelcker '51 says his knee and pace- maker are working fine and he continues to do some teaching at Cornell. He lives in Ithaca, N.Y. E-mail: Arthur A. Wasserman '51 exchanged life sto- ries with Brother Fred Weitz '51 and found out he's living in a retirement community similar to the facilities Fred's company pioneered in ear- lier years. Art lives in Milwaukee, Wis. E-mail: Allan J. MacLaren '60 has a granddaughter who recently graduated from the University of Chicago and a grandson from Washington University. Al lives in San Jose, Calif. E-mail: ALUMNI UPDATE Alumni News Follow Us Online Website: Facebook: betamit

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