Rear Adm. Albert R. “Mike” Marschall, third commander of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command and an industry and government construction executive, died on Nov. 18 in Alexandria, Va. He was 87. A Naval Academy graduate, he was NAVFAC commander and chief of civil engineers from 1973 until he retired in 1977 after 36 years in the Navy. Marschall also was a vice president at George Hyman Construction Co., Washington, D.C., and a commissioner of the U.S. General Services Administration’s Public Building Service. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering and was a national president of the Society of American Military Engineers. Donations may be sent to: Seabee Memorial Scholarship Association, P.O. Box 16574, Silver Spring, Md. 20916.


Harvey P. Pittelko, a co-founder of Seattle-based KPFF Consulting Engineers, died on Nov. 21 in Seattle. He was 76. Pittelko joined engineer Al Kelly in 1960 to form a structural engineering firm that would grow to $107 million in 2007 revenue. He was noted for his work in rebar detailing for the foundation of Seattle’s Space Needle and for many reconstruction projects in Alaska after the 1964 Anchorage earthquake. Pittelko retired from KPFF in 1988.