In Memoriam

Starting in the Summer of 2012, the Tribe wished to acknowledge, recognize, honor and celebrate our fellow Iron Arrows whom we have been notified we lost in the past year. Our Tribe and the University of Miami community mourn their passing. We reach out together as a Tribe to support their families and reflect on their amazing legacies. They will be forever missed, forever Miami Hurricanes and forever Iron Arrows. Members are listed in the order of passing, from most recent at the top.

dave mcdonald David "Dave" McDonald (1929-2021) - Longest serving member of Iron Arrow in a continuous leadership position - 71 years, from 1950 to 2021; Founding Member, Iron Arrow Council of Elders (1985-2021); Chief, Iron Arrow Spring 1951; Medicine Man, Iron Arrow Fall 1951; Bowman Foster Ashe In-Memoriam Award (2010); Dr. Thurston "Doc" Adams In-Memoriam Award, 2002. A man who was the very definition of dedication and exceptional service, the living embodiment of the five criteria of Iron Arrow, whose shoes none of us will ever fill, and to whom we will never be able to say thank you enough. We miss you, Dave. Iron Arrow since Spring 1950. More info.
jerry kogan Gerald "Jerry" A. Kogan (1934-2021) - Chief Justice, Florida Supreme Court (1987-1998); Founding President, Miami-Dade County Alliance for Ethical Government (1998); Founding Chair, Florida Supreme Court Gender Bias Study Commission; 11th Judicial Circuit Historical Society “Legal Legend” (2007); Florida Bar Chesterfield Smith Lifetime Achievement Award from the Florida Bar (2005); University of Miami School of Law Alumnus of Distinction Award; University of Miami Award of Excellence; Iron Arrow Chief 1954-1955; Iron Arrow Medicine Man Fall 1953. Iron Arrow since Spring 1953. More info.
patti herbert Patricia "Patti" Herbert (1936-2020) - Longtime University of Miami alumna and benefactor who, along with her husband Allan, donated millions of dollars to the University of Miami, helping to transform academics and student life. Iron Arrow since 1997. More info.
gordon williamson Gordon R. Williamson (1928-2020) - Member, Sigma Chi; Veteran, US Navy; IBM World Trade Corporation (1955); Area Manager-Asia Pacific, IBM (1963-66); Marketing Director, IBM (1967-72); Vice President and President, IBM World Trade Americas/Far East Corporation (1972). Iron Arrow since 1951. More info.
arva parks Arva Moore Parks McCabe (1939-2020) - Chair, Florida Endowment for the Humanities (1982-83); Inductee, Florida Women's Hall of Fame (1986); Coral Gables' "Citizen of the Year"; Chair, Coral Gables’ Historic Preservation Board; Chair, Florida Humanities Council; Emmy Award, Florida Academy of Television Arts and Sciences; University of Miami Board of Trustees (1994), Senior Trustee (2009). Iron Arrow since 2001. More info.
norman kenyon Norman Kenyon (1929-2020) - Graduate of the inaugural class of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (1956); Captain, U.S. Army Medical Corps; Chief of Surgery and Chief of Staff, Doctors Hospital; Chief of Surgery and Chief of Staff, Baptist Hospital; Raymond H. Alexander Award, Florida chapter of the American College of Surgeons; James H. Corwin Distinguished Service Award, Florida Surgical Society; Person of the Year, Miami Hospital Associates; and the University of Miami Teaching Award; Distinguished Alumni Award (1997); Anastasia Award (2005); ACS Distinguished Philanthropist (2010). Iron Arrow since 1978. More info.
joseph reisman Joseph Reisman (1928-2020) - Son of the Soil to Miami; Acclaimed Local Business and Real Estate Attorney; Double 'Cane. Iron Arrow since 1949. More info.
jim jacque James Jules "Jim" Jacque (1954-2019) - Florida Society of Anesthesiologists Board Member, Director for District 5; American Society of Anesthesiologists Task Force on Chemical Dependency; Camillus House Health Concern Faculty Volunteer; Coconut Grove Sailing Club Fleet Surgeon; Rotary Club of Miami; Mast Academy PTA Board of Directors; Saint Michael Parish Board Member. Iron Arrow since 2000. More info
maruice ferre Maurice A. Ferré (1935-2019) - Former Mayor of Miami (1973-1985) - First Hispanic Mayor of Miami; Member of the Florida House of Representatives for the 91st District (1967-1968); Vice-Chairman of the Dade County Board of Commissioners; Regarded as the Founder of modern-day Miami. Iron Arrow since 1964. More info
rhea warren C. Rhea Warren (1932-2018) - Perhaps the most important member of Iron Arrow after its founders and Thurston Doc Adams; Served an unprecedented 8 terms as Chief; Lifetime Member of the Iron Arrow Council of Elders; Special Advisor to Iron Arrow; Bowman Foster Ashe In-Memoriam Honor; Discovered four animals new to science and named for him; Biology Honor Society; Omicron Delta Kappa. Iron Arrow since 1970. More info.
Shirley Dunlop Richter(1931-2018) - UM undergrad 1952; Lettered in three sports; Lifelong Educator and dedicated Gloden Ibis Society Member. Iron Arrow since 1999. More info.
Eugene C. "Bucky" Bloom(1933-2018) - Captain, US Army and US National Guard; Alpha Omega Alpha Scholastic Medical Honor Society; Class President, Miller School of Medicines. Iron Arrow since 1974. More info.
William "Bill" Chambless, Jr.(1946-2018) - Captain and Co-Captain, Miami Hurricanes Football Team; 1968 Pre-Season All American; President, Fellowship of Christian Athletes; Draft Pick Kansas City Chiefs. Iron Arrow since 1967. More info.
George Corrigan (1927-2018) - 3-term Mayor of Coral Gables 1987-1993; 33-year Executive and Manager, Burdines; President, Bank of Coral Gables (1983); President of the Board of Directors, Baptist Health Foundation, Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, First United Methodist Church, and South Miami Hospital. Iron Arrow since 1949. More info.
Cyrus "Russ" Jollivette (1946-2018) - Former Executive Assistant to UM President Foote; Group Vice President, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida; Founder, Jollivette Public Affairs; Editor, Miami Times (1971-1977); Chairman, Ritz Chamber Music Society. Iron Arrow since 1990. More info and here.
Gerald Pinnas (1938-2018) - Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society; Board Member, Miller School of Medicine Medical Alumni Association; Benefactor, The Medical School Class of 1964 Peter Lake Memorial Endowed Scholarship. Iron Arrow since 1960. More info and here.
William B. Sheeder (1938-2018) - UM Dean of Students, 1976-1989; Director, Whitten University Center, 1966-1976; Director of Student Activities and Assistant VP of Student Affairs, 1976-1989; Community Leader and Businessman; Member, “The Bills’ Fishing Group”. Iron Arrow since 1985. More info.
Lory John Snipes (1929-2017) - Former Chief (1950-1951), Writer & Editor - Jackson's Old Hickory, the UM Ibis (1951), FPL's Sunshine Service News, Logo Designer for Iron Arrow and Florida Power and Light. Iron Arrow since 1950. More info.
Marvin J. Randell (1934-2017) - Business Manager of the Ibis yearbook, Accounting Honor Society, Who's Who, and Dean's List, University of Miami School of Medicine as the Assistant Business Manager. Iron Arrow since 1956. More info.
William W. Sandler, Jr. (1934-2017) - 43-year career in service to UM (25 years as Dean of Students), unflappable mentor and advisor to Iron Arrow, Advised fraternities and sororities, Developed the Student Discipline System, Instituted a student-run honor code, Oversaw the Campus Chaplain’s Association, and Cofounded the Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Education. Lambda Chi Alpha Order of Merit, the Panhellenic Council’s Administrator of the Year Award, and the National Lambda Chi Alpha Award for Distinguished Service. Iron Arrow since 1974. More info.
robert mann Robert A. Mann (1947-2017) - UM Trustee, Philpantropist, Alumnus and WVUM co-founder, Founder of R.A. Mann Inc. and a co-founder of U.S. Biochemical Corporation. Iron Arrow since 1969. More info.
Robert N. Ginsberg (1934-2017) - Foremost Pioneer, Carbonate Geology; Professor, Marine Geology & Geophysics; Chairman, Program Development Committee, Global Sedimentary Geology Program; Chairman, Commission on Global Sedimentary Geology, International Union of Geological Scientists. Iron Arrow since 2006. More info.
Michael S. Gordon (1937-2017) - Creator of Harvey, the world’s first cardiopulmonary patient simulator, and UMedic; founder and director emeritus of the Michael S. Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education Iron Arrow since 1991. More info.
Fritz Richter (1930-2017) - President, UM Student Government 1952; Chair, 1952 UM Junior-Senior Prom; UM Football Team. Iron Arrow since 1953. More info.
Arthur H. Hertz (1934-2017) - Community Giant; Former UM Trustee; CEO & Chairman of the Board, Wometco Enterprises; CEO, Mitchell Wolfson Foundation; President, Orange Bowl Committee; Chairman, Public Health Trust; Chairman, City of Miami Parking Authority; Vice Chair, Florida Tourism Commission; Board Member, Jackson Health Foundation. Iron Arrow since 1975. More info.
Edward T. "Tad" Foote, II (1937-2016) - Fourth President of the University of Miami; incomparable civic leader and academician. Iron Arrow since 1986. More info and More info.
Thomas “Tam” S. Wilson, Jr. (1945-2015) - Prominent South Florida Circuit Court Judge for the 11th Judicial Circuit.; Top 5 listed as “Exceptionally Qualified” among 123 Judges by DCBA. Iron Arrow since 1971. More info and More info.
Philip "Phil" Kaplan (1921-2015) - University of Miami Football Player-1946; Pittsburgh Steelers-1947; Founder of the UM Football Alumni Club; named contributor to "Iron Arrow: A History." Iron Arrow since 1974. More info.
Stanley H. Arkin (1933-2015) - Prominent South Florida Builder; Life Trustee, UM Board of Trustees; Miami Beach Commissioner, 1984-1991; Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Board of Directors; Performing Arts Center Trust. Iron Arrow since 1973. More info and More info.
Philip G. Corey (1939-2015) - Seafood Industry Pioneer; Co-Chair, UM Miller School of Medicine; 2011 & 2012 Miller School of Medicine Humanitarian Award; Citizen's Board; Hurricane Club Council; Living Scholars program; Honorary Alumnus. Iron Arrow since 2012. More infoMore info, and More info
Rita Deutsch (1932-2015) - 30-year Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences; Founding Member, Miami Chapter, NOW; Woman of the Year for Distinguished Teaching; Professor of the Year; May A. Brunson Award for Outstanding Contribution to Women on Campus; Outstanding UM Employee of the Year; Faculty Senate James W. McLamore Outstanding Service Award; Rita Deutsch Spirit of Excellence Award. Iron Arrow since 2001. More info. and More info.
Edwin F. Heyer (1922-2015) - Initial Enrollee Class of Architectural Engineering Students; Prominent Consulting Structural Engineer; Associate Professor; UM CoE Distinguished Alumnus Inaugural Class. Iron Arrow since Spring 1977.
Clive Shrader (1926-2015) - UM Football Captain1949; a graduate of the class of 1950; Son of Chief 1948-1949; Chief 1949-1950. Clive was instrumental in getting IA back on campus. Iron Arrow since Fall 1948. More info.
Bosey Foote (1938-2015) - Former First Lady of the University of Miami; Daughter of Senator Fulbright; May A. Brunson Award; Turned UM’s grounds into a “Campus in a Tropical Garden”. Iron Arrow since Fall 2008. More infoUM Press Release.
Linda Farmer (1945-2015) - Driving force of the UM undergraduate program in Marine and Atmospheric Sciences for 29 years; Professor Emeritus, UM Department of Biology. Iron Arrow since Fall 1986. More info
Lawrence Brill (1937-2015) - Founder, Brill Engineering; Prominent Engineer; Brownell Award Recipient; UM Citizens Board; UM Board of Trustees; Iron Arrow Faculty Advisor. Iron Arrow since Fall 1956. More info.
Shep Faber (1928-2015) - Long-time Physics Professor, Omicron Delta Kappa (1968); Outstanding Professor (1969); President, Faculty Senate (1976-78). Iron Arrow since Spring 1968. More info.
Mickey Demos (1930-2015) - UM Sports Hall of Fame Inductee for Boxing - 1980; 1980 US Olympic Boxing Team Physician; Inaugural Class, UM School of Medicine. Iron Arrow since Fall 1953. More info.
Gregg J. Ormond (1956-2015) - Prominent South Florida attorney; Leader, Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. Iron Arrow since Fall 1989. More info.
Edna "Mother" Shalala (1911-2014) - Centenarian was an accomplished lawyer, tennis champion, and mother of UM President Donna E. Shalala. Iron Arrow since Spring 2009. More info.
Armand "Stitch" Vari (1928-2014) - Former Star UM Quarterback; UM Sports Hall of Fame Inductee (Class of 1977); Former UM Football Coach; 1st Lieutenant, USAF; University Alumni Board; President, UM Sports Hall of Fame; Chairman, Athletic Federation (Hurricane Club). Iron Arrow since Fall 1973. More info.
John B. White (1936-2014) - Prominent Shutts & Bowen Attorney and Managing Partner; Founder, John White Group; Clarinet, University Of Miami Band of the HourYouth Leader, Sunday School Teacher, Sunday School Superintendent & Choir Director. Iron Arrow since Spring1962. More info.
Nrithya Sundararaman (1992-2014) - Miami Project to Cure Paralysis; NCAA Division I Volleyball Athlete, University of Miami (2009 - 2012) - Team Captain; 2012 Capital One Academic All-America® Division I Volleyball Second Team - First Player in Program History;  ACC Academic Award, 2010, 2011; UM Scholar-Athlete of the Year, 2011; UM Top 6 for Service Award; President's Honor Roll; ACC Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar, 2011, 2012; Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Member; South Florida Volleyball Club Head Coach. Iron Arrow since Spring 2013.
Walter Etling (1926-2014) - UM Trustee; President, UM Alumni Association;1971 UM Alumnus of the Year; Co-creator "Split U" logo; Grandmaster, Kappa Sigma Epsilon Beta Chapter; Man Of The Year, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Miami; Orange Bowl Committee; President, Miami Club. Iron Arrow since Fall 1968. More info.
Martin "Marty" A. Rubin (1942-2014) - Founder, Marty Rubin’s Sports Den. Iron Arrow since Fall 2011. More info.
Nicholas "Nick" A. Crane (1929-2013) - Founder, Neff Machinery; UM Board of Trustees Senior Trustee; University of Miami Hospital Board of Governors; President, Orange Bowl Committee; President, Rotary Club of Miami. Iron Arrow since Fall 1981. More Info
James M. Bauer (19XX-2013) - Director of Student Financial Assistance. Iron Arrow since Fall 2007
Arden Siegendorf (1938-2013) - Prominent Miami Attorney; City Commissioner; County & Circuit Court Judge; Florida Supreme Court VIsiting Judge; Past President, UM Law Alumni Association; National Senior Softball Hall of Fame. Iron Arrow since Fall 1967. More Info.
Ron Fraser (1933-2013) - Legendary UM Baseball Coach; 29-year winning season career; third-winningest coach in NCAA history; 4-time NCAA Coach of the Year; UM Hall of Famer, 1982 & 1985 College World Series Championship. Iron Arrow since Spring 1974. More Info.
Stephen J. Dresnick, M.D. (1950-2012) - Founder of Sterling Healthcare; Pioneer in Emergency Medicine. Managing Director, Dresnick Healthcare Advisors. UM School of Nursing Building Campagin Chair. Iron Arrow since Fall 1975. More Info.
Harvey Earl Brown (1923-2012) - Prominent UM School of Medicine Professor of Rheumatology, Captain and Surgeon, US Army (Ret). Iron Arrow since Fall 2005. More Info.
James O. Nelson (1936-2012) - Prominent South Florida attorney, UM Student Bar Association, Editor for the Student Law Review, UM General Alumni board of directors, Law Alumni board of directors, Outstanding Law Senior Ibis award recipient. Iron Arrow since Spring 1967. More Info.
Phyllis C. Cleveland (1940-2012) - Lifelong teacher and role model to our children at Blue Lakes Elementary School. Iron Arrow since Fall 2001. More Info.
dr.-joseph-kalbac.jpeg Dr. Joseph Kalbac (1931 - 2012) - UM Team Physician, Professor of Orthopedic Surgery University of Miami Medical School. Iron Arrow since Spring 1987. More Info.
Lewis H. Fogle, Jr. (1919-2012) - Prominent South Florida Attorney, Chief of Iron Arrow 1941-1942. Iron Arrow since Fall 1940. More Info.
Paul T. Dee (1947-2012) - Former UM Athletic Director, UM General Counsel and Professor of Education. Iron Arrow since Fall 1996. More Info.
Don V. Mariutto (1930-2012) - UM Hall of Famer, Preserver of the UM-UF War Canoe Trophy Legacy. Iron Arrow since Fall 1952. More Info.
John M. Karabasz (1941-2012) - Captain - UM Tennis Team, Nationally Ranked Tennis Player. Iron Arrow since Spring 1963. More Info.
Robert J. Nesnick (1932-2011) - Founding Member - COISO, Foreign Student Directory, International Week; Civil Rights Leader; Devotee to Our Lady of Fátima, Portugal. Iron Arrow since Spring 1967.
Charley F. Hutchings (1937-2011) - Former UM Offense & Defense Tackle, Pittsburg Steeler, US Army 1st Lt. (ret.). Iron Arrow since Fall 1956. More Info.
Frank W. "Mort" Guilford, Jr. (1928-2011) - Former UMAA President, Alma Jennings Foundation Chair, Board of Trustees Member, Citizens Board Member, President’s Council Member, and School of Business Administration’s Board of Overseers Member. Iron Arrow since Fall 1956. More Info.
Alfred Lee "Bud" Clifford (1943-2010) - Former UM Student Government President, Former Aid to President Lyndon B. Johnson, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Graduate of UM Law. Iron Arrow since Fall 1964. More Info.