Intercom Online......March 4, 1999


Louise Barto, dining hall worker in Housing and Food Services, from Jan. 1, 1950, until her retirement March 1, 1980; died Jan. 8, at the age of 80.

Robert T. Clappier, former dean of student affairs at Penn State Ogontz, now Penn State Abington, died Friday, Feb 5, at home. He was 70 years old.

Clappier attended the University of Pennsylvania from 1946 to 1953, where he received his bachelor's and master's degrees.

After receiving his degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, Clappier joined the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne in Ft. Benning, Ga.

Returning home from the Army, he began working at the University of Pennsylvania as a coach. From 1955 until 1967, Clappier's position at the university expanded, taking over the role of assistant dean of men and director of Houston Hall and student activities.

In 1967, he left the University of Pennsylvania to assume the position of dean of student affairs at the Ogontz campus. He retained this title until he retired in 1991.

Helen J. Fonner, nutrition aide in the College of Agricultural Sciences, from Feb. 3, 1969, until her retirement Feb. 1, 1984; died Jan. 7. She was 76.

Betty V. Markel, group leader, snack bar worker in Housing and Food Services, from Aug. 26, 1977, until her retirement June 1, 1996; died Jan. 14, at the age of 67.

Ann S. Nygaard, associate professor of home economics in the College of Agriculture and Home Economics, from Sept. 1, 1957, until her retirement July 1, 1970; died Jan. 11. She was 94.

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