In Memoriam
UM Chapter

Occasionally the Chapter is informed of the death of an active member. We hope to memorialize these members because of their exemplary service to Chapter and to the Society through their active membership or through their active participation in the activities of the Chapter.


Charles (Tad) Smith (Elected by the Harvard University Chapter in 1962).
12/23/1936 - 8/25/2016
Ann Arbor

Dr. Smith was very inflential in the organization of the Chapter in the 1980s and early 1990s (along with his wife, Peggie Hollingsworth) and was on the Chapter Council in the late 1980s.


Stanley Berent (Elected by the University of Virginia Chapter in 1976)
3/10/1941 - 8/25/2015
Ann Arbor

Dr. Berent was a faculty member in the Psychiatry and Neurology Departments from around 1978 to his retirement around 2008. He was Emeritus Professor from then on. He was a loyal member of Sigma Xi and served on the Council and served as President from 2012-2013. Obituary


Bruce Graves (Life Member - Elected in 1964 by the Louisville Chapter)
12/7/1928 - 6/26/2015
Ypsilanti, MI

Bruce died of complications from vascular surgery. Bruce had many interests. He had careers teaching and doing research in electro-chemistry, after years as a scientific glassblower at Purdue. He was active in the peace movement, particularly focusing on establishing the possibility of conscientious objection to taxes for war. The latter effort resulted in a case that reached the Supreme Court. He was an active outdoorsman and environmentalist. Bruce is survived by wife Ruth; son Keith with his wife Michelle and their sons Chris and Josh; daughter Lynn and her husband Bob Morgan; and daughter-in-law Randi and her son Connor. Jeff predeceased his father.


Eugene Glysson

(Elected by UM Chapter in 1964)
1926 - 4/2/2014
Ann Arbor

Dr. Glysson joined the faculty at the University of Michigan in 1951. During his career, he taught, directed summer surveying camps in Wyoming, performed research on solid waste disposal and management, municipal engineering, and water, wastes, and solid wastes engineering, served as faculty advisor to UM's chapter of Chi Epsilon, and consulted for NSF, WHO, and EPA. Named professor emeritus of the department of civil and environmental engineering in 1995, he has more recently served on the council of UM's chapter of Sigma Xi while continuing to maintain strong support for UM's basketball team. For a full obituary click HERE