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In Memoriam

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In Memoriam[1]
A partial list of PHSNE members who passed away since 2005.[2]
They are sorely missed.

NameYears[3]  PositionLocationInterests
Karl Aimo17 MassachusettsCollecting Leica and Nikon
Clifford Scofield32Charter memberConnecticutGraflex cameras
Maurice Bursch28Board memberMassachusettsPolaroid and Stereo
Robert Pratt33Charter memberMassachusetts 
Thurman F. "Jack" Naylor33Longtime Journal editor, secretaryMassachusettsEverything photographic
Eaton S. Lothrop, Jr.35Charter memberNew YorkBox, magazine, detective, single-use cameras
Gordon A. Hicks36Charter memberMassachusetts  Cameras, especially Contax
Rosslyn P. Harris7 MassachusettsSpecialty Cameras
Alan D. Kattelle37Charter member, president 1982–1984MassachusettsAmateur motion picture equipment
John S. Craig38Charter member, founding president 1974–1975ConnecticutDaguerreotypes, ephemera
Jack Cryan17 VermontNewsreels, motion picture cameras
Harold B. Lewis37President 1979–1980ArizonaCirkut, Al-Vista cameras
Richard Ornsteen15 MassachusettsAntique Cameras
Jordan Patkin35 VirginiaWood, Leica, Zeiss cameras; stereo, magic lanterns, daguerreotypes
Robert L. Zirmmers19 PennsylvaniaSub-miniature, Kodak cameras
Wayne Cogan30President 1986–1987FloridaPetite-size, wood cameras, other photographica
Walter "Jack" Frost24 North CarolinaImages, photo-history books
George Gilbert32 OregonNineteenth-century photographic history
Richard Kendall23 MassachusettsMotion picture, scenic, and color photography; special effects; photo history
Richard Omsteen15 MassachusettsAntique cameras
Arthur "Woody" Woodford17 MassachusettsModern cameras
George Champine19 MassachusettsPopular cameras, 1930s to 1950s
James P. Hopkins34 KansasDigital photography for Internet use
Mike Kessler40Charter memberCaliforniaAntique cameras, stereoscopes
Robert Persky FloridaImages
Enid Starr 6 Massachusetts 
Evelyn M. Kok17 MaineSimon Wing Photo History; Stereo; Old Cameras & Techniques
Jon Lee15 Connecticut19th century equipment and images
Gibson "Bud" Midgley17Board MemberMassachusettsCamera Collecting
Seymour B. Porter19 CaliforniaCollect: Kodak 1919-1970s, Minox, & Voigtlander Use: Kodak, Kodak Digital, Minox, Minox Digital, Voigtlander
David W. Vandiver23 South CarolinaPost WWII Japanese & German Equipment
Barbara Washburn24 Massachusetts
James S Abel23 MassachusettsIndustrial, Transportation Photos & Postcards
Robert O Bond10 MarylandExposure Meters; Flash; Stereo; View Master; Farming Stereos & Photos
Alan R Koppel5 New YorkAntique Cameras; Art & Antique Photography
Gunter Mueller32 MassachusettsVintage and Modern Photography
Bob Cooke23 ConnecticutUnusual Vintage Cameras, Lenses, Images, Photographica, & Autochromes
Daniel Dragan22 New JerseyPhotographer: Freelance, Studio, Commercial, Industrial, Fine Art
Matthew Isenburg43Vice President 1974, Board Member 1973+, Charter MemberConnecticut1839-76 Cameras, Equipment, Images, Books & Manuscripts; Co-founder & served as President of Daguerrean Society
James Paddock24Board Member 2001–2003MassachusettsLandscapes; Portraits; Architecture
Edward T. Richardson, Jr.36 MaineNature; Graflex; Leica
Gerard (Jerry) A. Spiegel37 New YorkAmerican Photographic History & Equipment
Vivian K. Walworth27 MassachusettsStereoscopy; Color; Instant & Digital
Daniel Bruce Zirinsky20 MassachusettsCollector of Leicas; Better Cameras & Collections
James Howard5 CaliforniaPolaroid, Polavision, Hasselblad
Jack Judson Jr33 TexasMagic Lanterns, Lantern Slides & All Related Material; Magic Lantern Castle Museum
Jim McDade18 MassachusettsColumbian Exhibition - 1893
Bradley Ross28 Massachusetts 
Daniel Tassel31 MassachusettsImages; 19th Century Photography; Photography Books
Dick Welch32 Massachusetts4x5 Wood Cameras

lf you have information regarding anyone who should be added or a correction, please contact the Membership Chair(click for info).

1Original In Memoriam published for 2005–2013 in the Journal, No. 171, 2013, inside rear cover. We will endeavor to update this list on this page.
2Unfortunately, our membership records are not complete and we sincerely apologize for any persons not included in this listing.
3Years are full years since joining. Years of membership are not available for all listed and maybe approximate due to incomplete records, especially for those who moved out of the New England area and discontinued membership prior to their passing.

Corrections to initial 2013 Journal publication covering 2005-2013:

  1. George Gilbert passed in 2012 not in 2013.
  2. Mike Kessler (passed 2013) membership years corrected to 40.
  3. Added Maurice Bursch, passed in 2006.
  4. Added Rosslyn P. Harris, passed in 2010.
  5. Added Richard Ornsteen, passed in 2011.

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