Edgar “Bud” Cohen, a former NTID employee and photographer,
died July 2, 2005. Mr. Cohen was a World War II Army Air Corps
captain and Bronze Star recipient. . . . George
served as lab assistant/operations manager in the School of
Hospitality and Service Management for 17 years, died Aug.
12, 2005, after a long illness. . . . David
Engdahl '49, alumnus
and longtime faculty member in the School of Photography, died
of pneumonia complications of leukemia on Oct. 18. He was 81.
Mr. Engdahl served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946 before
beginning his studies at RIT, and joined the faculty in 1949.
He was active in the Society of Photographic Scientists and
Engineers and community organizations and was an avid stamp
collector. After his retirement in 1986, he continued to teach
as an adjunct. . . . Jessie James,
retired coordinator of Urban Extension Programs, died Aug.
4, 2005. . . . Byron Johnson, an
RIT trustee emeritus, died July 3, 2005. Mr. Johnson was an
attorney with Johnson, Mullan & Brundage,
and former general manager of E.W. Edwards & Son. He was
the founding president of the First National Bank of Rochester.
. . . Robert Johnston, former dean
of the College of Fine and Applied Arts, died Oct. 19 at age
77 at his home in Rochester. Dr. Johnston, an archaeologist
and noted imaging science researcher, began his career at RIT
in 1970, serving for nearly 20 years as dean and later as director
of the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science. In recent
years, he was part of a team of scientists working on imaging
restoration of ancient documents including a text by Archimedes,
the Greek mathematician, and the Dead Sea Scrolls. Dr. Johnston
participated in more than 50 archeological expeditions to sites
in Afghanistan, Cyprus, Greece, Tunisia and Turkey, and served
on the boards of numerous community and national organizations.
. . . Lawrence Kleuber, retired mechanical engineering lab
assistant for the Kate Gleason College of Engineering, died
July 24, 2005. . . . Helen Smith,
who worked in the Center for Intercollegiate Athletics and
Recreation for 32 years, died May 29, 2005, at age 85. She
retired in 1999.