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In memoriam

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 Celento, who 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.