1920sEdith A. Fletcher '22, of Cromwell, Conn.; Jan. 23. She was former head of the English department at Rutherford (N.J.) High School, where she'd started as an English teacher in 1927. She previously taught English in Connecticut. A devotee of the Metropolitan Opera for more than fifty years, she was interested in theater and classical music. She traveled throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. She is survived by a lifelong friend, Betty T. Grebe, 206 Varian Rd., Cortlandt Manor, N.Y. 10567.
Jack A. Lubrano '24, '25 A.M., of Providence; Jan. 27, at age 102. He was in charge of graduate-student laboratory work in the Brown physics department until he retired in 1969. He continued to teach astronomy at Hamilton House for fifteen years. At age 95 he started teaching chess to students at the Wheeler School. He began his career in 1925 at Hope High School in Providence and later taught in the Cranston, R.I., public schools. He had served as a counselor at Camp Fuller in Wakefield, R.I., and as a director at camps Winona and Kathadis in Maine. He was a founder and treasurer of the Rhode Island Track and Field Officials Organization and a fifty-five-year member of the Rhode Island Times Guild. He held the Rhode Island record for the mile run from 1917 to 1919. A book collector, he was a member of the Bartlett Society of Rare Books. He accumulated a library of more than 5,000 volumes on such themes as yachting, astronomy, religion, history, and exploration. A member of the University Club for forty-one years, he also held the rank of navigator with the Rhode Island Power Squadron. He served as a Brown class agent for twenty years and won numerous alumni service awards, including the Brown Bear Award. He was a ticket-taker at Brown football games for sixty-five years. A member of Central Congregational Church, he'd been president of the Rhode Island Christian Endeavor. He'd also been a deacon at Peoples Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Bugbee Lubrano '23, 229 Medway St., #207, Providence 02906; a son, David '52; five grandchildren, including Kathryn '91; and eleven great-grandchildren.
M. Irene Adams Morrell '25, of East Greenwich, R.I.; Dec. 23. She was a teacher and a bookkeeper for several Rhode Island jewelry firms before she retired. She worked on braille textbooks for high school students. She is survived by her cousins.
Fred H. Barrows Jr. '27, of Key Largo, Fla.; Jan. 4. He bought two jewelry companies, William & Anderson and Irons & Russell, merging them into Barrows Industries, which he ran for twenty-five years until he retired in 1982. He started his career in the family pharmacy business, Gibson's Inc., which later grew into a chain of restaurants. He sold Gibson's to enter the real-estate business. He was a member of the Hope Club and the Agawam Hunt in Rhode Island, the Triton Club in Canada, Bald Peak Colony Club in New Hampshire, and the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo. He was a member of Sigma Chi and the Brown Choral Group. He is survived by a son, Ted '55; a daughter; eight grandchildren, including Fred IV '80; and nine great-grandchildren.
Margaret Kenny Rowell '27, of South Chatham, Mass.; Feb. 16. She retired in 1976 from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, where she was chief librarian from 1965. She was a librarian at Hunter College from 1937 to 1942 and chief catalog librarian at Brooklyn College from 1942 to 1964. She is survived by a daughter and four granddaughters.
Thomas B. Young '28, of Allenhurst, N.J.; April 5, 1999.
1930sAlice Kennedy O''Neill '31, of Overland Park, Kan.; Dec. 29. She studied French at the Sorbonne in Paris before teaching high school French in Holyoke, Mass. She then raised her eight children in Washington, D.C. She enjoyed visiting her native Ireland, playing bridge, and reading the French classics. She is survived by six sons, including Michael, 7401 W. 101st St., Overland Park 66212, Bernard Jr. '65 Ph.D., and Kevin '71; seven grandchildren, including Marie '90; and four great-grandchildren.
John O. Prouty '31, of Warren, N.H.; Dec. 5. He retired from the John Hancock Insurance Co. after more than forty years. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. A member of the Grafton Band, the Scituate Town Band, the Baker Valley Band, and the Pemigewasset Choral Society in Massachusetts, he enjoyed gardening and skiing. He was also a member of Warren Methodist Church, He is survived by his wife, Winifred, 284 Hill Rd., Brookline, Vt. 05345; four sons; a daughter; two stepsons; a stepdaughter; nine grandchildren; eleven step-grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and eleven step-great-grandchildren.
James L. Wallenstein '31, of Jacksonville, Fla.; May 2, 2000.
John E. Flemming '33, of Summit, N.J.; Jan. 2. In the early 1970s he was a lecturer in history at Union County College and was director of development at Drew University. He previously retired from Colgate-Palmolive in 1968. From 1934 to 1939 he taught English and history at Summit High School. He served in the U.S. Army Reserve during World War II, retiring as a lieutenant colonel in 1953. He was an Eagle Scout. A member of the Sons of the American Revolution, he was vice president general of the Atlantic states in its national organization. He was a representative at the 1983 bicentennial of the Treaty of Paris in France. He served as division chairman of the United Campaign of Summit and president of the Beacon Hill Civic Association of Summit and the Summit Council of Churches. He was active in the Community Congregational Church of Short Hills, N.J., and was a charter member of Pilgrim Congregational Church of Warren, N.J. A lifetime member of the U.S. Power Squadron, he was a member of the University Glee Club of New York City. He was active in the Brown Development Council, served as president of the Brown Club of New York City, and received a Brown Bear Award. A Mason, he is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Bucklin Flemming '34; a son, John III '64, 3622 Mamaroneck Ct., Green Cove Springs, Fla. 32043; a daughter; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Frank G. Chadwick Jr. '34, of Jensen Beach, Fla.; Jan. 26. He was retired as president and CEO of the First New Haven National Bank. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he served as personal aide to Fleet Admiral and Chief of Naval Operations Chester W. Nimitz. He was a life member of the Wollaston Lodge, F & AM, in Quincy, Mass. He also belonged to the Quinnipiac Club in New Haven and the New Haven Country Club. He was past president of the New Haven Rotary Club, past chairman of the New Haven Chamber of Commerce, cofounder and chairman of New England School of Banking in Williamstown, Mass., and cotrustee of Foote Family Trust in Branford. He was on the boards of Southern New England Gas Co. and the Yale New Haven Medical Hospital. Phi Sigma Kappa. He is survived by his wife, Doris, 3401 S.E. Aster Ln., Stuart, Fla. 34996; a son, William '58; a daughter; three sisters; six grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.
Henry N. Couden '34, of Lafayette, Calif.; Feb. 24, 2001.
Frank H. Willer '34, of Boise, Idaho; July 13, 1999.
D. Gerald Ferry Sr. '35, of Lexington, Mass; July 21, 2000.
Frank M. Patchen '35, of Corsicana, Tex.; Dec. 5. He was president of the variety-store chain McCrory, McClellan, H.L. Green, as well as the J.J. Newberry stores for forty years before he retired. Recognized nationally as Retail Man of the Year, he served on the boards of several business and academic organizations. In 1975, after retiring, he and his wife bought a department store in Portland, Maine, and operated it for three years. A member of the106th Infantry Division during World War II, he was captured during the Battle of the Bulge and spent four months as a prisoner of war. He was active in several organizations in Corsicana, including the Lions Club, Toastmasters, the Apartment Association, Corsicana State Home, and the Nursing Home Ombudsman program. He was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church and is survived by a daughter, Janet Patchen Walker, P.O. Box 3002, Corsicana, Tex. 75151; a son; a granddaughter, Lorel '90; and a sister.
Robert S. Bromage '36, of Berlin, Conn.; Dec. 29. He worked for forty-three years at the Connecticut Light and Power Co. and its successor, Northeast Utilities, retiring as vice president of sales. He served on many regional and national committees in the electrical and gas industries. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he served in the Anti-Aircraft Artillery Service, rising to the rank of major. He was a communicant of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in New Britain, Conn., where he was a junior and senior warden. He also joined many charitable and civic committees in Berlin. He is survived by a daughter, Marilyn, 101 Henry St., Cambridge, Mass. 02139; and a son.
Paula Orth Donovan '36, of Newport, R.I.; Aug. 3. She was a school nurse and teacher at Thompson Junior High School in Newport for twenty-five years. She was also a nursing instructor at Rhode Island and Newport hospitals. A lifelong communicant of St. Augustin's Church, she was a member of the Retired Newport Teachers Association, the Rhode Island Nurse Association, and the Fifth Ward Croquet Association. She is survived by her husband, Leo, 22 Bateman Ave., Newport 02840; a daughter; two sons; a sister; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Marjorie Denzer Flesch '36, of Rye, N.Y.; March 4. A longtime resident of Scarsdale, N.Y., she was past vice president of the Brown Club of Westchester and was past president of both the women's guild at Congregation Kol Ami and the Westchester chapter of the Women's Committee of Brandeis University. She is survived by two daughters, including Barbara Resnek, 51 Pickwick Rd., West Newton, Mass. 02465; a son-in-law, Frank Resnek '61; two grandchildren, including Lisa Resnek Wyett '93; and two great-grandsons.
Katherine Faulkner Niles '36, of Rochester, N.Y.; Feb. 21. She was director of community relations and director of the corporate arts program at PepsiCo for more than twenty years. She helped acquire works by contemporary artists for the company's fine-art collection and helped create its renowned outdoor sculpture gardens in Purchase, N.Y. She was president of the Westchester Council for the Arts. In conjunction with her work at PepsiCo, she acted as coordinator for the Summerfare arts festival at SUNY Purchase. Founder and president of the Northern Westchester Junior League, she served as national vice president of the Association of Junior Leagues of America. She was a founding executive of the United Way of Northern Westchester. She is survived by her husband, Philip; two sons, including Richard Neubert, 3710-A Steppes Ct., Falls Church, Va. 22041; two daughters; and eight grandchildren.
Rose Marie Rotelli Barone '37, of Providence; June 23, 2000.
Herbert A. Harrington '37, of Bradenton, Fla.; Jan. 24. He was a retired businessman who served as a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He is survived by his wife, Mary, 7717 4th Ave. West, Bradenton, Fla. 34209; a son, Lawrence '61; three daughters; six grandchildren.
Priscilla Chase Matsumiya '37, of Cambridge, Mass.; Aug. 9, 2000.
Joseph W. Bailey Jr. '38, of South Dartmouth, Mass.; Sept. 15, 1999.
Evelyn Spelman Dyer '38, of Sun City, Fla.; July 28.
Richard S. Gates '39, of Needham, Mass.; Feb. 6. He was retired as president and general sales manager of the Charles N. Miller Co., best known for the molasses and peanut-butter candy Mary Janes. He was a past master of the Fraternity and Fuller Lodge AF & AM of Newton, Mass., and was a trustee of New England Hospital. He served as president of the Boston Sales and Marketing Executives of Greater Boston and the New England Confectioners Club of Candy Manufacturers. He taught Sunday school and was a deacon at First Baptist Church in Needham and a member of First Baptist Church of Newton. With his children he built a twenty-eight-foot lobster boat, Opus I. He is survived by his wife, Ruth, 865 Central Ave., #G403, Needham 02492; a son; two daughters; and two grandchildren.
1940sJane Stahl Bergman '40, of Southbridge, Mass.; Feb. 15. In 1954 she and her late husband purchased Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, which they operated for twenty-five years. They previously opened the Pratt School of Business, a secretarial school, in New York City in 1948. A former Southbridge town councilor, she chaired the general government subcommittee and was past president of the Southbridge League of Women Voters. She was head of the local Reach to Recovery chapter for the American Cancer Society and served on the society's board. She was on the Council for Aging and on the board of Tri-Valley Elder Services. She was treasurer of the Harrington Hosptial Gift Shop. She was a contributing editor to the Southbridge News and taught bridge to the elderly. During World War II she worked for UNESCO. She later worked at Poloroid Corp. at the time the instant camera was invented. She was New England table tennis champion in her teens. A direct descendant of John Eliot, the "Apostle to the Indians," she is survived by a daughter, Ann, 171 Lebanon Hill, Southbridge 01550; and a son.
Robert L. Joslin '40, of Portland, Ore.; Feb. 5. He was the retired founder and president of the Stephens Paint Co. and Insl-X Products in Yonkers, N.Y. Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by two sons, Richard '75 and Jeffrey '80; a sister; and a granddaughter.
Charles R. Winterrowd '40, of Carmel, Calif.; Nov. 12, during heart surgery. He was a businessman in Sacramento, Calif., for forty years. A U.S. naval aviator during World War II, he was a decorated fighter pilot who led a fighter plane division in the raid on Rabaul Harbor. He enjoyed gardening, golfing, and boating. He is survived by his wife, Merrie, 3560 Edgefield Pl., Carmel 93923; four children; and five grandchildren.
Louis L. Berger Jr. '41, of Buffalo, N.Y.; Feb. 6. He ran L.L. Berger, an upscale retail chain that was founded by his father and known for its women's clothing. He started at the company as a clerical assistant, becoming president in 1968 and chairman in 1984. After the chain's five stores closed in 1991, he analyzed retailing trends and taught fashion merchandising and retailing at Erie Community College. A founder of the local Crimestoppers and Kids Escaping Drugs, he was former president of the Buffalo Bills Quarterback Club. He served on the Buffalo Civil Service Commission and on the boards of the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site and the Urban League. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he served for four years in a medical battalion in Germany, France, Belgium, and Luxembourg. He is survived by two daughters, two sisters, and three grandchildren.
Helene Moscicki Trifan '41, of Warwick, R.I.; Jan. 30. She was a teacher and librarian and worked on the Manhattan Project during World War II. She enjoyed classical music, Latin, and Brown Commencements. She is survived by a daughter.
Richard S. Baldwin '42, of Parsippany, N.J.; Dec. 17. He was head of the junior school of the Pingry School in Hillside, N.J., before he retired. He is survived by two daughters.
Arthur T. DiPrete '42, of Vashon Island, Wash.; Jan. 11. He was an associate of Public Finance Corp. for twenty-five years before he retired. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War, he served as an aviation instructor in Atlanta; Corpus Christi, Tex.; and Pensacola, Fla., before retiring as a lieutenant commander in 1953. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie, 9802 S.W. 238th St., Vashon Island 98070; a son; a daughter; a brother; and four grandchildren.
Maurice W. Carroll Jr. '43, of Medford, Mass.; Jan. 21, after a brief illness. He opened Carroll's Diner in 1936 and expanded it into a full-service restaurant with banquet hall; it closed in 1986. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the European Theater, where he witnessed the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp. A lifelong communicant of St. Joseph's Church in Medford, he served on the boards of the Medford Chamber of Commerce, Medford Savings Bank, and Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He was a former member of the Medford Elks, the Medford Lions, and the Medford American Legion, and was inducted into the Medford High School Mustang Hall of Fame. He is survived by his wife, Dolores, 9 Intervale Ave., Medford 02155; three sons; a daughter; a brother; and eight grandchildren.
Leslie Philbrick Culviner '44, of Nashua, N.H.; Feb. 1, 2001.
James A. Eisenman '44, of Laurel Hollow, N.Y.; Nov. 16, of esophageal cancer. He was an attorney of counsel to Payne, Wood and Littlejohn, where he focused on corporate law and intellectual property. He previously started his own patent law firm, Eisenman, Allsopp and Strack, after eight years with the firm of Campbell, Brumbaugh, Free and Graves. He was on the board of the St. Johnland Nursing Home in Smithtown, N.Y., and was active for more than thirty years in the Long Island Biological Association, which is a fund-raising and former governing body of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. After graduating from Brown he worked as an engineer at Sperry Gyroscope on Long Island, leaving in 1944 to serve in the U.S. Merchant Marines. He is survived by his wife, Jan; three daughters, including Nancy '78, 24 E. 12th St., # 505, New York City 10003; four grandchildren; and a brother.
Ellwood A. Houtz '46, of San Diego, Calif.; March 29, 2001.
Herman I. Rudman '46, of Westlake Village, Calif.; Jan. 1, 2001.
Armen Topakian '46, of Cranston, R.I.; Jan. 26. He co-owned General Plating Co., which had been founded by his grandfather, for forty-two years before retiring in 1992. A U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, he was a navigator on B-17s and B-29s, retiring with the rank of lieutenant colonel. He was a past member of the Cranston Ward Committee and Representative District Committee. He was a member of Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church in Providence and the Knights of Vartan. He enjoyed playing piano, tennis, and pool. He is survived by his wife, Alice, 21 Jackson Rd., Cranston 02920; two daughters; a brother.
Reid B. Watt '47, of San Diego; Jan. 13. He was a retired U.S. Navy officer and elementary school teacher. He ended his naval career as a lieutenant commander in San Diego, then taught elementary school for twelve years in the Clairemont area of San Diego. He is survived by his wife, Peggy, 3754 Mt. Augustus Ave., San Diego 92111; a son; a daughter; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Helena-Hope Gammell '48, of Perryville, R.I.; Mar. 4. She worked for the Central Intelligence Agency for fifteen years, retiring in 1967. A founding member of the South Kingstown Land Trust, she was vice chairwoman of the Rhode Island State Conservation Committee. She was a representative for the Rhode Island Coalition of Land Trusts and treasurer of the Beverly Land Co. Active in environmental groups, she belonged to the American Forestry Association, the Nature Conservancy, the Rhode Island Audubon Society, and the Rhode Island Environmental Conservation Alliance. She was a Brown trustee from 1985 to 1991, serving on the Facilities and Design Committee and the University Library Committee; she also chaired the Friends of the Library. Her great-great-great-great grandfather was Nicholas Brown. She was secretary of the Bannister Foundation and a board member of the Bannister Nursing Care Center. Also on the board of the Rhode Island Historical Society, she was secretary of the Providence Female Charitable Society and a member of the Yacht Club in Manila, Philippines. She is survived by a son and seven nieces and nephews.
J. Thomas Kershaw '48, of Green Valley, Ariz.; Aug. 14, of cancer. He retired as president of Starkweather and Shepley of Providence in 1985. He was past president of the University Club of Providence, which named him Man of the Year in 1984. A lifetime supporter of the arts, he chaired the RISD Museum Collector's Club (now known as the Radeke Society) and annual membership drive. He also served on the board of the South Kingstown (R.I.) Art Association, where he developed an interest in painting. He was a member of the Hope Club and the Squantum Club and served as treasurer and senior warden of his Episcopal church. A member of the Cranston, R.I., school committee, he served on various committees in South Kingstown, where he lived after restoring the oldest house in the area. In Green Valley, he was a member of St. Francis-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church and the Country Club of Green Valley. He was a captain in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, 501 S. La Posada Cir., #188, Green Valley 85614; two daughters; and two grandchildren.
Erwin L. Levine '48, '61 Ph.D., of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Jan. 12, after an extended illness. He retired in 1988 as a professor at Skidmore College, where he chaired the government department from 1979 to 1986. He was a major force in shaping the development of the college, especially its move to coeducation. He authored a two-volume biography, Theodore Francis Green: The Rhode Island Years, 1906Ð1936 and Theodore Francis Green: The Washington Years, 1937Ð1960. He previously joined the family business, Levine Chapel, in Brookline, Mass., as a funeral director. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1944 and served in the Far East. He served as chair of the Saratoga Springs Zoning Board of Appeals, trustee of the Saratoga Care Foundation of Saratoga Hospital, chair of the original Saratoga Springs Charter Revision Committee, board member of the Wesley Health Care Foundation, trustee of the Capital District Hospice Foundation, and chair of the Wesley Foundation. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen Fischer, 32 White St., Saratoga Springs 12866; and a grandson.
Robert S. Rothrock '49, of Wilmington, N.C.; Jan. 20, of cancer. He was director of health insurance research and underwriting at Equitable Insurance before he retired. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne, 7016 Lipscomb Dr., Wilmington 28412; seven children; and twelve grandchildren.
Christine Brown Shults '49, of Ashaway, R.I.; Feb. 12. She served as president of the Hopkinton Historical Association for several years. A founding member of the Thursday Club of Mountain Lakes, N.J., she was active in every community in which she lived. She was interested in her family and local history. She was president of her Pembroke class. She is survived by her husband, Robert, P.O. Box 426, Ashaway 02804; three sons; two daughters; and two grandchildren.
1950sHenry B. Butts '50, of North Kingstown, R.I.; May 3. He was retired from the U.S. Army. Survivors include his wife, Claire, 116 Regent Dr., North Kingstown 02852.
Francis C. Gofton '50, of Naples, Fla.; July 8, 2001. He was a retired professor at Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield, Mass. In Naples, he often drove his green scooter to his job at Thalheimer's Art Gallery. An avid reader of history books, he had been a a member of the Town Players actors group in Pittsfield. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen, 630 Fifth Ave. North, Naples 34102; two sons; two granddaughters; and two brothers.
Joanne Gunther Richmond '51, of Frankfort, Mich.; Jan. 1. She was retired as director of the Medical/Ethical Review Board at the Northwestern University School of Medicine. She is survived by a daughter; three sons; and a sister, Margot Gunther '56.
Miles E. Cunat Jr. '52, Riverside, Ill.; Feb. 4, of kidney failure. He joined the Chicago Title and Trust Co. in the early 1960s, retiring in 1992 as office counsel. He was active in several community organizations, including the Riverside Planning Commission, the Brookfield Zoning Board, and the Riverside Brookfield High School Board of Education. He was a charter member of the First Presbyterian Church of Brookfield. He is survived by his wife, Rita; two sons; two stepdaughters; two stepsons; and six grandchildren.
James H. Rogers Jr. '52, of Boston and Orleans, Mass.; Feb. 7. He was president of Rogers Foam Rubber Co. He is survived by his wife, Demi; a daughter; two sons; and four grandchildren.
Charles H. Hirsh '53, of Fair Lawn, N.J.; Dec. 15. He was a gynecologist in private practice until he retired in 2000. A member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, he was also chairman of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, N.J. He played the organ, was an ardent photographer, and enjoyed going to concerts and the ballet. He was a member of the Fair Lawn Jewish Center. He served as a captain in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by his wife, Carol, 38-34 Wilson St., Fair Lawn 07410; a son; two daughters; and six grandchildren.
Alexander C. Stewart '55, of Center Moriches, N.Y.; Jan. 13. He opened several bookstores in England after finishing a tour of duty in the Seaforth Highlanders, a Canadian regiment. A storyteller and gardener, he wrote a gardening column for the Mattituck (N.Y.) Traveller-Watchman for six years. He took great pride in his Scottish heritage, especially in his full name, Alexander Charles Patrick Cameron Stewart. He is survived by his wife, Annette; four sons; four daughters; and seven grandchildren.
William W. Dyer Jr. '56, of Gloucester, Mass.; Nov. 15, of cancer. He retired in 1999 as vice president of Century Capital Management. He was previously senior vice president and director of research at Massachusetts Fiduciary Advisors. Earlier he spent twenty years at H. C. Wainwright & Co., where he was the institutional insurance industry analyst. He served as treasurer of the Cape Ann Symphony and the Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center. He was a past member of the Boston Securities Analysts Society, the Association for Investment Management and Research, the Association of Insurance and Financial Analysts, and the Insurance Library Association of Boston. He enjoyed cruising the waters surrounding Cape Ann, following the Red Sox and Patriots, and tending his vegetable garden. At Brown he was a member of the U.S. Air Force ROTC and was social director at Lambda Chi Alpha. He is survived by his wife, Mary Kay, 47 Farrington Ave., Gloucester 01930; five daughters; two sons; a sister; and eight grandsons.
Susan Stevens Spruth '56, of Mendham, N.J.; Nov. 20, of ovarian cancer. She was director of Mendham Area Senior Housing and was welfare director in Mendham Township. She previously taught art in the Pittsburgh public schools. She was a board member of the Friends of Mendham Township Library, a volunteer at Morristown Memorial Hospital, and president of the Brown Club of New Jersey. An active member of Hilltop Church, she served on its session and in the choir, and also participated in its tutoring and Meals on Wheels programs. While living in Pennsylvania she was active in Republican politics, served on the boards of several nonprofit groups, and was a guide at Independence Hall. She is survived by her husband, Thomas '52, 20 Oak Knoll Rd., Mendham 07945; two sons, including Steve '79; a daughter; a brother; and four grandchildren.
Charles H. Weingarten '56, of West Newton, Mass.; Jan. 6, of lymphoma. He was director of primary care at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital until August. An internist with a special interest in medical aspects of psychiatric illness, he served as chief of medicine at McLean Hospital from 1973 until 1990. Earlier in his career he was the first medical director at Spaulding, which was then known as the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Hospital. Between 1990 and 1994 he was chief of medicine at Harvard University Health Services. He returned to Spaulding in 1994. He was a member of the department of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital throughout his career. A clinical assistant professor of medicine at Harvard, he taught and mentored medical students, interns, and residents throughout his career. He was also a marathon runner and tennis player who led running groups for patients. He is survived by his wife, Jane Albertson Weingarten '57; a daughter, Robin '86; and two sons.
Joseph W. Townsend Jr. '57, of Barrington, Ill.; April 19, 2001.
L. Saul Alpert '59, of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; Jan. 30. He was an executive vice president of the former Ann & Hope stores. He was a member of Temple Beth-El and the Ledgemont Country Club in Rhode Island and Frenchmen's Creek Country Club in Florida. He was also in the Army Reserve. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie; a son; two daughters; a brother; and five grandchildren.
1960sKaren Adams Ludwig '64, of Schenectady, N.Y.; Feb. 5, after suffering from ALS. She taught English at Niskayuna High School for twenty-seven years, retiring in 1998. She then joined Literacy Volunteers and the Octavo Singers, and also volunteered at Lincoln School and Brown School. She and her husband became partners in Waverly & Rugby Books, selling secondhand scholarly books over the Internet. A member of the League of Women Voters, the National Council of Teachers of English, and the New York State United Teachers, she was on the board of YMCA Camp Belknap in Wolfeboro, N.H. Phi Beta Kappa. She is survived by her husband, Jan, 1096 Waverly Pl., Schenectady 12308; a son, Miles '90; a daughter, Melissa '95; and two sisters, Marcia Adams Hittle '60 and Cynthia Adams White '69.
Philip A. Alpert '65, of Glencoe, Ill.; Nov. 18, of cancer. He was a partner in National Fiber Supply, a wastepaper brokerage firm for which he'd worked since 1969. A past president of the Paper Stock Institute of America, he served on the board of the Institute for Secondary Recycling Industry and on the Solid Waste Committee for the city of Chicago, where he worked to find new ways to dispose of or recycle the city's trash. He enjoyed driving classic cars and telling jokes and yarns. In his early twenties he appeared on the quiz show Jeopardy! He is survived by his wife, Cindy Marcus Alpert '68, 190 South Ave., Glencoe 60022; two sons; a sister; and nephew Nicholas Lippman '98.
Betsey M. Cobb '65, of Albany, Calif.; Dec. 14, of renal cancer. She assisted adult students with their coursework and career planning at St. Mary's College of California. She also taught writing. She previously worked with adult students at the University of Vermont. She spent two years after college near Bangalore, India, with the Volunteers in International Service Association, where she worked with village women on health and nutrition issues. At Pembroke she was captain of the basketball team. She is survived by her husband, Andre Ptaszynski, 1016 Ventura Ave., Albany, Calif. 94706; her father; her stepmother; a son; three brothers; and sister-in-law Susanna Dodds Cobb '65.
Steven Harvey Dubey '66, of Tallahassee, Fla.; Feb. 7, after a long illness. He was a professional actor. Also involved in community theater, he previously worked for many years as a social worker for the Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitation Services. He is survived by his wife, Martha F. Berrera, 1544 Woodgate Way, Tallahassee 32308; his mother, Selma; a son; a daughter; and a sister.
1970sReyna Habif '75, of White River Junction, Vt.; Jan. 31, of injuries suffered in an automobile accident. She taught French and Spanish, but her passion was composing and teaching music and writing poetry. She was a member of Temple Emanu-El in Providence and a volunteer at the Veteran's Hospital in White River Junction. She is survived by her father, Albert; and a brother.
1980sKris L. Douglas '85, of Louisville, Ky.; Jan. 26, after an extended illness. A doctor, she was medical director of the preschool day-treatment program at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. She completed a fellowship there in child and adult psychiatry in 1995. She also taught sewing and cooking to adults, led nutrition seminars, and tutored youngsters in academic subjects. As founder of the Faith Works Group, she produced knit goods including baby blankets accented with symbols of peace and Bible verses. An active member of The Church at Memphis, she created spiritual tracts and distributed them to residents of Memphis. She also prepared food baskets for underprivileged people in the city. A former gymnast, she participated in local horseback-riding tournaments. She was a former member of the Marie Wildey School of Dance. At Brown she was a cheerleader for the basketball team and was active in the Third World Center. She is survived by her parents, Charles and Rochelle; a sister; and two brothers.
GSJack A. Lubrano '25 A.M. (see '24).
Edmund C. Bray '33 Sc.M., of St. Paul, Minn.; March 2, 1998.
Macdonald Fulton '35 Ph.D., of Columbus, Miss.; Aug. 2. A retired scientist, he served as professor of microbiology at Mississippi State College for Women and professor extraordinario de microbiologia at the University of Costa Rica. He previously held positions at the International Center for Medical Research and Training in Costa Rica, Loyola University's Stritch School of Medicine, Bowman Gray School of Medicine, the medical branch of the University of Texas at Galveston, Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Baylor University College of Medicine , St. Louis University School of Medicine, Brown, Middlebury College, and Franklin & Marshall College. He was listed in American Men of Science and was a member of several professional organizations, including the American Society for Microbiology. He held several research fellowships in tropical medicine and microbiology. He is survived by a daughter, Dorothy F. Hughes, 138 Maple St., Columbus 39702; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Bernard J. Beary '40 A.M., of Silver Spring, Md.; Jan. 22, after a stroke. He was a personnel officer for several federal agencies, retiring in 1972 after five years as the U.S. Treasury Department's deputy director of personnel. He came to Washington, D.C., in 1940 to work at the Census Bureau, then did personnel work for the War Department's office of the quartermaster general from 1941 to 1950. After three years as assistant director of the National Production Authority, he joined the Post Office Department in 1953. In 1956 he received the Post Office's Meritorious Service Award for completing "one of the most difficult tasks ever undertaken in the field of position classification"; the task was developing and implementing legislation to evaluate and classify 500,000 postal field positions. He served as special assistant on personnel to the postmaster general in the early 1960s, leaving in 1967 as a personnel program planning officer. He then went to Treasury, where he recieved another Meritorious Service Award. He enjoyed genealogy. He is survived by his wife, Margaret, 3510 Forest Edge, Silver Spring 20906; a daughter; three sisters; two brothers; and three grandsons.
W. Rodman Reeder '41 Sc.M., of Gwynedd, Pa.; Dec. 8. He worked for Penn Mutual Life Insurance Co. in Philadelphia from 1941 until his retirement in 1983. An associate of the Society of Actuaries and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries, he started at Penn Mutual in the actuarial department and later worked in the agency department. After retirement he was a volunteer driver for Meals on Wheels. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed traveling. During World War II he was in the Civilian Public Service as a conscientious objector to war. A lifelong member of the Religious Society of Friends, he served as treasurer of Abington Meeting and as a member of the Committee of Overseers and the Abington Friends School Committee. Within the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends, he served on the peace, pension, nominating, and meetinghouse trust funds committees. He is survived by his wife, Marie; a son, Allen, 3855 Blair Mill Rd., #220A, Horsham, Pa. 19044; and a sister.
Donald E. Moser '49 A.M., of Williston, Vt.; Nov. 10, of pancreatic cancer and its complications. He was a professor emeritus at the University of Vermont. He joined the university in 1960 as an associate professor in the mathematics and statistics department and retired in 1988. He began his teaching career at the University of Massachusetts. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1943 to 1946. He is survived by his wife, Betty, 260 Whitewater Cir., Williston 05495; two sons; a daughter; five grandchildren; two brothers; and a sister.
Charles Saltzer '49 Ph.D., of Columbus, Ohio; Sept. 9. He was a professor emeritus of mathematics at Ohio State University, where he had taught from 1962 until his retirement in 1988. He continued to teach one class each year, and shortly before his death he wrote a final examination for a summer course. He previously taught at Case Institute of Technology from 1948 to 1960 and at the University of Cincinnati from 1960 to 1962. His academic specialty was applied mathematics and analysis, and he was also interested in interfacing mathematics with other disciplines. He held a joint appointment at Ohio State as professor of computer sciences and information systems management. The author of numerous scientific articles, he was a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Mathematical Society, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. He is survived by his wife, Florence, 5219 Beechgrove Ave. N.E., Canton, Ohio 44705; and a daughter.
Edward G. Baker '51 Ph.D., of Berkeley Heights, N.J.; July 7, 2000.
Erwin L. Levine '61 Ph.D. (see '48).
FacultyR.V. Cassill, of Providence and Truro, Mass.; March 25. He wrote twenty-four novels, seven short-story collections, and the best-selling Writing Fiction. He also edited The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction and The Norton Anthology of Contemporary Fiction. A creative-writing specialist at Brown, he was a professor from 1966 until 1983, when he was named professor emeritus. He wrote articles, reviews, and critical essays for such publications as the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Book World. He served as a writer in residence at Purdue University, a visiting writer at the Writers Workshop at the University of Iowa, and a writing instructor at Columbia University and the New School for Social Research. Several of his students became published writers. He received the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Award for Exceptional Accomplishments in Literature in 1995, a Guggenheim grant, a third-place O. Henry Award, a Rockefeller grant, and a Fulbright fellowship. A U.S. Army lieutenant during World War II, he is survived by his wife, Kay; two sons; a daughter; a sister; a brother; and seven grandchildren.
Durand Echeverria, of Wellfleet, Mass.; May 21, 2001. He chaired the French and comparative literature departments. A professor at Brown from 1950 to 1980, he helped found the language lab, coached the men's crew, and served on the Medical Board. He was also secretary of the faculty and chair of the Student Disciplinary Committee. An expert on French writers and eighteenth-century ideas about democracy, he received two Fulbright fellowships, a Guggenheim grant, and a grant from the National Humanities Foundation. His books included Mirage in the West and the two-volume bibliography The French Image of America. In retirement, he cowrote Wellfleet's first shellfish management plan and was a principal writer of its harbor management plan. He cowrote a sand-roads policy and was a driving force behind the founding of the Wellfleet Conservation Trust and the Compact of Cape Cod Conservation Trusts. He was the town's delegate to the Coastal Zone Management advisory board. He held town posts including cemetery commissioner and historical commission chair. He also conducted an archaeological dig at the First Meeting House in Wellfleet. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, 100 Main St., Wellfleet 02667; three children, including Ana Echeverria Kammann '69; and seven grandchildren.