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Memories of D'App

  • 02 Jan 2016 12:02 PM
    Message # 3736099

    All are invited to share their memories of Dr. D'Appolonia in this forum.  

  • 03 Jan 2016 6:05 PM
    Reply # 3737569 on 3736099
    N. Catherine Bazán-Arias

    Just came from seeing Mrs. D'Appolonia and meeting some of Dr. D'Appolonia's children and extended family.  What a wonderful legacy!  Not only a Geo-Legend but also a dynamo to the end: he went ice skating last winter and attended technical seminars this past summer all the while still bestowing his "monitored decisions" approach and enticing colleagues to elevate the profession in technical rigor and innovative expansion.

    He will be sorely missed...

  • 04 Jan 2016 1:29 PM
    Reply # 3738950 on 3736099
    John Mozer, PdD, PE Retired

    As one of many who had the pleasure of knowing D'App,  I am deeply saddened by his passing. He was a brilliant engineer, mentor and a gracious man. He will be greatly missed.

  • 04 Jan 2016 8:39 PM
    Reply # 3739543 on 3736099
    Jack Dziubek

    I worked for D'App from 1969 to 1977. His firm was an exciting place to be for a young Geotechnical Engineer. I have always been proud to say that I knew him and was associated with his Engineering Firm.

    Jack Dziubek, Pittsburgh, PA


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  • 06 Jan 2016 9:18 AM
    Reply # 3742794 on 3736099
    Hugh Davidson

    A giant in civil engineering.  Did not know him well, but each time I was in his presence I found him to be a humble man who was very interested in the work others were doing. 

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