Sanford C. Sigoloff, a corporate turnaround expert, died on February 19, 2011. He was 80 years old. In the 1970s and 1980s, he was chief executive of Wickes Companies. His father became an Army physician during World War II , and after many moves, the family settled in Los Angeles. Mr. Sigoloff earned a degree in physics and chemistry from UCLA, working part time for the Atomic Energy Commission. He stayed on after graduation and during the Korean War became a researcher for the Air Force, studying the effects of nuclear explosions. Mr. Sigoloff is survived by his wife, Betty; two sons, John and Stephen; a daughter, Laurie; a sister, Roberta Silverman; and six grandchildren. Mrs. Sigoloff oversees a planned gift from Mr. Sigoloff’s estate that supports the Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research at UCLA .
S. Jerome Tamkin, Ph.D., died on November 29, 2010. He was 84 years old. He attended and taught at USC and UCLA and earned a Ph.D. degree in mechanical and chemical engineering. A philanthropist with a wide range of interests, he supported the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, serving on its Board of Visitors, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, which houses the Dr. S. Jerome and Judith D. Tamkin Auditorium. Dr. Tamkin is survived by his wife of 48 years, Judith; his brother Jack; sons Steven Tamkin and Dr. Gary Tamkin; daughters Sherry Catlett and Windy Litvak; seven grandchildren; and one great granddaughter.