Horace J. DePodwin, 87. Soldier, Professor, Educator, Noted Economist, Visionary Business Leader,
Public Servant, Father
A memorial service will be held 11 AM on Wednesday, October 13th, at the Wyoming Presbyterian Church, 432 S. Wyoming Ave., Millburn, NJ. For further information please contact Gallaway & Crane Funeral Home at 908-766-0250 or to light a candle to leave a message for the family visit gcfuneralhome.com.
Horace John DePodwin, 87 of Pompton Plains, NJ died Tuesday, October 5, 2010.
Born October 28, 1922, Brooklyn, NY to Thaddeus and Lena (Kornat) DePodwin.
Horace served as Sergeant Major, U.S. Army, 85th Mountain Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion, 10th Mt. Division, 1942-1946, Bronze Star. Attended Middlebury College, B.A.; Columbia University, Ph. D. economics, 1953.
He started his career as Manager, Economic Research, General Electric Company and was a
consultant to President John F. Kennedy’s administration, General Agreement on Tariffs & Trade.
Horace was the President of Horace J. DePodwin Associates Co., Inc. / Economic Studies, Inc., from 1963-2005. He was also Dean of Rutgers University Graduate School of Management, 1966-1982.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Carolyn (Ohlander) formerly of Maplewood, NJ, 3 loving children: Andrew H., Margaret D. Harwood, and David A.; 6 grandchildren: Kevin S. DePodwin,
Karen B. San Giacomo, Daniel A. & Michael T. DePodwin, John H. & Maggie B. Harwood. He is also survived by his sister, Rita Fink. Horace was predeceased by his sister Lucille Mulvihill.
His family, friends, and business associates will remember him for his high intellect and sense of purpose, droll sense of humor, firm handshake, love for the outdoors (especially skiing), craftsmanship, integrity, generosity and public service.
He was a giant to fellow mankind who he served with honor.
In lieu of flowers, donations are asked to be made to: Horace J. DePodwin Scholarship Fund, c/o Rutgers University Foundation, attn.: Terri Suarez, RBS Dev. Office, One Washington Park, Newark, NJ 07102; or 10th Mountain Division Hut Association, 1280 Ute Ave., Suite 21, Aspen, CO 81611