of Civil Engineers and the Boston Society of Civil Engineers. In 1987, his alma mater, Penn State, named him Alumni Fellow.
Perhaps Don’s greatest contributions to his profession were the students, colleagues, and friends he inspired. He and Martha opened their hearts and their home to students, colleagues, and friends in ways that cannot be described but that some of us were lucky enough to experience.
In March 2000, more than 300 friends, family, and colleagues gathered to honor Don and Martha by establishing the Donald and Martha Harleman Professorship of Civil and Environmental Engineering at MIT. This was a fitting recognition of an inseparable couple dedicated to improving the lives of students, faculty, staff, and partners. Nobody who ever met them will ever forget them. They are very much missed.
Don and Martha are survived by three children (Kathleen Harleman of Champaign, Illinois; Robert Harleman of Wilton, Connecticut; and Anne Krieger of New Cannan, Connecticut), six grandchildren, and innumerable friends around the world.