1960's In Memoriam: Alumni

Levan Gordon, LL.B. 1961, died Oct. 4, 2016. After graduating from Howard, Gordon was elected to the Municipal Court in 1974 and was elected to the Court of Common Pleas in 1979. He served on the Philadelphia Human Relations Commission as the executive director of the Philadelphia Housing Information Service. Gordon was also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and served on several boards across the city, including Philadelphia’s Community In Schools, an organization that supported and empowered students to stay in school.

Louis S. Isaacs, B.A. 1966, died March 7, 2017. After graduating from Howard, Isaacs worked in real estate for more than 40 years. He was an active instructor in his real estate school. Isaacs was also an active member and an ardent supporter of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers. In addition, he enjoyed attending Howard’s Men of the 50s/60s semiannual luncheons. He was 76.

Lois Jane Price, F.H. Nursing Diploma 1966, died April 11, 2016. After graduating from Howard, Price worked at Pennsylvania Hospital, where she became the first Black Head Nurse of the Intensive Care Nursery in 1970. She was a member of the Chi Eta Phi Nursing Sorority and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority. Price also enjoyed sewing and embroidering. She was 76.

Harold James Cook, B.A., 1969; J.D., 1971, died Dec. 2, 2016. After graduating from Howard, he served as the second national executive secretary of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated. Later, he worked as a hearing officer for the D.C. Public School system. He was a world traveler, having visited six of the seven continents and served as a travel consultant for the Henderson Travel Service. Harold enjoyed putting thousands in touch with their roots around the world. He was a member of Big Brothers, Life Roads, and the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated. He was 70.

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