In Memory of, October 2013

Tau Beta Pi remembers John R. Luchini who passed away on September 27, 2013, at the age of 64, after a short illness. Luchini, Ph.D., P.E. (MI G ’71), retired in 2011 as a senior research scientist and engineer with Cooper Tire and Rubber Company. During his 44 years of dedicated service to Tau Beta Pi, he was a chapter president at the University of Michigan, the Director of District Programs, an Executive Councillor, and assisted in the development of the Engineering Futures program. Read the obituary


This week Harry M. Perks died at the age of 85. He was cited as one of the finest public servants the city of Philadelphia has ever known. Perks, SC G ’51, was involved with many of the major projects in Philadelphia in the past 50 years, including the expansion of the convention center, the capital-improvement program for the Philadelphia Free Library Foundation, the building of Veterans Stadium, and many more. He served in the Navy during WW II and earned an engineering degree from The Citadel. Click here to read the full obituary from The Inquirer (PA)


The Washington Post published an obituary for Richard C. Brackney who passed away in September. He was 75. Brackney, VT B ’60, joined the National Security Agency (NSA) in 1979 after retiring from the Army Reserve as a colonel and serving in the Persian Gulf War. He spent 30 years as a senior engineer with the NSA and worked for Microsoft after retiring from the NSA.



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