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1920s

Robert M. Lingham '22, of Ashuelot, N.H., Aug. 1. He owned and operated Priest Farms, a Littleton, Mass., apple orchard and dairy farm. He worked at Littleton Oil Co. with his son for many years, and later worked for International Harvester in Acton, Mass., before retiring in 1984. He was a Littleton selectman for nine years and a town assessor for eleven years. He was also treasurer of the Farm Bureau and Nashoba Hospital and a member of the American Legion and the Tahattawan Masonic Lodge. A U.S. Army veteran of World War I, he is survived by a son; a daughter; five grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.

 

Una Greene Wilder '22, of Long Beach, Calif.; Nov. 30. She lived for many years in Ann Arbor, Mich., where her late husband was a professor of mathematics. She gave to many charities during her life. A talented painter, she enjoyed taking daily walks on the boardwalk. She is survived by two daughters, including Mary Jane Jessop Salk, 4 64th Pl., Long Beach 90803; a son; twenty-three grandchildren; forty-seven great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

 

Gladys Bauer Gray '23, '24 A.M., of Attleboro, Mass.; Oct. 12. She taught elementary school in Ohio before moving back to Attleboro, where she was born, in 1972. She previously taught at Wheaton and Hood colleges. She enjoyed spending time with her extended family, taking art classes, traveling to Europe, walking, and playing bridge. She is survived by two grandsons and four great-grandchildren.

 

Anna Bullock Thornton '26, of Providence; Oct. 17. She volunteered with the Providence chapter of the American Red Cross for more than sixty-five years, receiving special recognition by the chapter. She also served on the board of the Travelers Aid Society. Phi Beta Kappa. She is survived by a nephew and a niece.

 

Newell O. Mason '27, of Hightstown, N.J.; Sept. 8. He taught at the Stevens Institute of Technology for thirty-nine years until he retired in 1969 and was named professor emeritus of history. He then taught history at Kent Place School from 1972 to 1980. He previously taught at Norwich University and Rollins College. During World War II he chaired the Hoboken (N.J.) chapter of the Red Cross. An active member of St. David's Episcopal Church in Cranbury, N.J., he was a former member of Calvary Episcopal Church in Summit, N.J. He was also a member of the University Club in New York City. He is survived by his son, Dwight '61, 7307 Broxburn Ct., Bethesda, Md. 20817; a daughter; three grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

 

Alexander DiMartino '29, of Narragansett, R.I., and Naples, Fla.; Oct. 16. He was a founder and co-owner of Plantation Steel Co., Aetna Bridge Co., and General Engineering Co. Described as Rhode Island's most prolific bridge builder, he built the Washington Bridge, Pawtucket Memorial Bridge, Manville Bridge, and almost all of the bridges on Interstate 95 in Rhode Island, as well as many bridges in Connecticut and Massachusetts. He was previously a state bridge inspector and a resident engineer. He had also been a real-estate developer and was instrumental in reorganizing the former Pawtuxet Valley Daily Times, now the Kent County Daily Times. He was former chairman of the Narragansett Redevelopment Association, the Rhode Island Water Resources Board, and the Narragansett Preservation and Improvement Association. He was inducted into the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame. A former Brown trustee and recipient of the Brown Bear Award, he had been president of the Alumni Association, the Football Association, and the Brown Club of Rhode Island. He was founder and former president of the Southwest Florida Brown Club. He had also been a trustee of Johnson & Wales University, the Lincoln School, Providence Country Day School, and Citizens Bank. He was a member of the Point Judith, West Warwick, and Potowomut country clubs in Rhode Island, and the Royal Poinciana Country Club in Naples. He was also a member of the Dunes Club and the Turks Head Club. He is survived by his wife, Mary; a son, Gregory '68; a daughter; a sister; and four grandchildren.

 

1930s

Louise Kelley Daly '30, of South Kingstown, R.I.; Nov. 6, 2000. She was a teacher at Nathan Bishop Junior High School in Providence before she retired. She was a member of the Pembroke Alumni, the Brown Alumni Club, the Rhode Island Country Club, and the Dunes Club. She enjoyed reading and traveling. The wife of the late Albert H. Daly Jr. '35 (see below), she is survived by a brother-in-law and several nieces and nephews.

 

Alan P. Cusick '32, of Providence and Newport, R.I.; Aug. 24. He was a corporate and tax attorney in private practice in Providence for many years. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he served as a weapons officer aboard the cruiser USS Brooklyn in the Atlantic. Toward the end of the war he was part of a group of lawyers who established the office of general counsel in the navy department, where he served until he was discharged in 1946 as a lieutenant commander. Prior to the war, he worked at the law firm of former federal court judge Ira Lloyd Letts. The valedictorian of his class at Brown, he gave the senior oration at graduation. At Brown he was an eastern intercollegiate debate champion and a member of the varsity baseball team. Active in alumni and athletic activities, he did pro bono legal work for the Brown Sports Foundation and for the merger of the Brown and Pembroke alumni associations. He was also past president of the Brown Club of Rhode Island and an original member of the Brown Football Association. A Boston Red Sox fan, he held season tickets at Fenway Park for more than fifty years. He was a sporting-dog enthusiast and was past president of the Irish Setter Club of New England. Phi Beta Kappa and Delta Kappa Epsilon. He is survived by his wife, Helen, 183 George St., Providence 02906; a son, Alan Jr. '70; a daughter; and two grandchildren, including Nancy T. O'Neill '94.

 

Charles F. Fisk '33, '37 Ph.D., of Southbury, Conn.; Aug. 7. He was a chemist who retired in 1976. After graduating from Brown he became a research chemist with US Rubber in New Jersey, which was later known as Uniroyal. The company held many patents for his developments, including rubberized liners used in the disposal of bombs and airplane tanks during World War II. He was appointed research associate, the highest position within the company's research department, in 1965. He was a member of the American Chemical Society for more than sixty-five years. An amateur photographer, he had entered competitions in the Heritage Village Camera Club and was a member of the Western Connecticut Bird Club. He also played the piano and was a cluster captain of Condo No. 18 in Heritage Village in Southbury. He was involved with the hiking, travel, and camera clubs at Heritage Village. He graduated from Pawtucket (R.I.) High School in 1928. Sigma Xi. He is survived by his wife, Lois, 745-B Heritage Village, Southbury 06488.

 

Irene Toabe Fagen '34, of South Yarmouth, Mass.; Jan. 29, 2001, of complications following a medical procedure. Phi Beta Kappa. She is survived by a daughter, Katherine Fagen Stinson '71; a son; and two grandchildren.

 

John H. Lindabury '34, of Amherst, N.H.; Sept. 2.

 

Robert D. Whitaker '34, of Warwick, R.I.; April 13. He was religion editor at the Providence Journal Co. from 1947 until he retired in 1975. He joined the company in 1941 and served as editor of the Providence Journal's "Face of Religion" page starting in 1963. He was former president of the Religious News Writers Association. He received the 1963 Faith and Freedom Award from Religious Heritage of America, the 1967 Catholic Press Association General Award for "The Face of Religion," and the Religious Public Relations Council Award in 1950 and 1971. Director of the Whitaker Chorale from 1949 until 1965, he served as church organist and choir director for the Church of the Epiphany in Providence, the First Baptist Church of America in Providence, Spring Green Baptist Church in Warwick, Wesley United Methodist Church in Lincoln, R.I., and the Church of the Resurrection in Warwick. He retired from music service in 1996. He was a member of the Appalachian Mountain Club, and the American Guild of Organists and its Rhode Island chapter. He was a U.S. Army staff sergeant during World War II. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, 100 Diamond Hill Rd., Warwick 02886; two sons, including David '70; and a granddaughter.

 

Albert H. Daly Jr. '35, of South Kingstown, R.I.; June 8, 2000. He was president of the former Weybosset Pure Food Market in Providence before he retired in 1972. A former director of the American Automobile Association and the Old Stone Bank, he had been a court-appointed mediator for Small Claims Court and county cases in the 20th Circuit Court in Naples, Fla. He was a member of the merchant marines during World War II. A past president of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick and the Rhode Island Country Club, he was a member of the Sons of Irish Kings and the Dunes Club, and a former member of the Point Judith Country Club and the Country Club of Naples. He is survived by a brother.

 

George H. Ames '36, of South Natick, Mass.; Oct. 10, after a long illness. He was an insurance broker and cofounder of the Natick Organic Community Farm, which is a clearinghouse on organic-growing techniques for farmers, a student learning center, and a place where disabled youth go for therapy. Ames served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a captain in the 10th Mountain Division. He served in the Aleutian Islands and in Europe, where he was injured in the Battle of the Bulge. Following six years of active duty, he spent twenty years in the reserve, retiring with the rank of major. He was a longtime Town Meeting member, also serving on the town's historical commission and as president of the historical society. He was active in the Natick Senior Center. He sang with the Goldenaires and was a driver for Meals on Wheels. A charter member and two-time president of the Natick Lions Club, he received its Melvyn Douglas Award. He was former moderator of the John Eliot Church, which gave him its first Oak Leaf Award for long and meritorious service. At Brown he was on the football and wrestling teams. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen, 175 Woodland St., South Natick 01760; three sons, including Larry '76; a sister; and four grandsons.

 

John P. Despres '36, of Smithfield, R.I., and Sarasota, Fla.; Sept. 9. He was former president of the Jack Despres Insurance Agency, which he founded in 1940, and Smithfield Peat Co., which he founded in 1964. He was also involved in real estate development in Lincoln, Smithfield, and Cumberland, R.I. An alumnus of the Perkins School for the Blind, he was on the boards of the Rhode Island Association for the Blind and the Seeing Eye. A member of the Pawtucket, R.I., YMCA and the Pawtucket Lions Club, he is survived by his wife, Olga, 4-D Shadowbrook Ln., Smithfield 02917; two sons; four grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

 

James N. Byers III '38, of New London, N.H.; Sept. 16, after an illness. He founded and owned the Microfin Corp. of Providence until he retired in the 1980s. He also was associated with Coleman Real Estate. A deployment officer and program coordinator for the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island, he was a vestryman and senior warden at St. Martin's Episcopal Church. He was a director and president of Hospice Care of Rhode Island and was state crusade chairman of the American Cancer Society. A captain in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, he had been director of flying at Moody Field in Valdosta, Ga. He was a past president of the Agawam Country Club and a member of the Hope Club and the Turks Head Club. He is survived by his wife, Katrina, 88 Knights Hill Rd., New London 03257; a son; two daughters; two stepsons; two sisters; and four grandchildren.

 

Burton H. Colvin '38, '39 A.M., of Gaithersburg, Md.; Aug. 24, of prostate cancer. A mathematician and researcher, he was director and deputy director of international and academic affairs at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. After joining the Institute in 1972, he became director of the applied mathematics center and the information technology laboratory. He received the institute's Equal Opportunity Award, the Commerce Department's two highest awards, and a 1980 Presidential Meritorious Rank Award, which was presented in the White House Rose Garden. A consultant to the National Science Foundation, he was a fellow of the Council of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and international president of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. He served on the advisory committees of the Maryland Board of Higher Education, the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and the Mathematical Association of America. A past chairman of the computer science advisory committee at Stanford, he previously headed Boeing's mathematics and information sciences laboratories and taught mathematics at the University of Wisconsin. He worked for the U.S. Office of Scientific Research and Development during World War II. Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi. He is survived by three sons and a granddaughter.

 

Bruno DiClemente '39, of Providence; Oct. 7. He was a surgeon in private practice for forty-three years, retiring in 1986. He had been on the staff of the former Notre Dame Hospital in Pawtucket, R.I., and Roger Williams General Hospital in Providence. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he served as a medical officer at the 27th Port Surgical Hospital in the Philippines, and later in the 76th Station Hospital in Japan. He received the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal with four bronze battle stars. He was a member of the American Association of Physicians and Surgeons, a past member of the Rhode Island Medical Society, and a sponsor of the Foundation for Economic Education. He is survived by his wife, Marie, 870 Smith St., Providence 02908; three daughters; a son; and six grandchildren.

 

Alice Fox Silbert '39, of Marblehead, Mass.; Dec. 1, 2000.

 

Doris Daly Snell '39, of Beaufort, S.C.; Aug. 5. She was the administrative assistant to the head of the Brown physics department before she retired in 1974 after thirty-five years with the University. She previously worked in the political science department. She is survived by her husband, George; two daughters, Ann Snell Mecherle '64 and Patricia Snell Barry '65; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

 

Norman T. Woodberry '39, of Stamford, Conn.; Aug. 16. He worked for American Cyanamid from 1939 until he retired in 1983. He served the First Congregational Church in Stamford as deacon, chairman of the prudential council, and church school superintendent. A past president of the Council of Churches and Synagogues, he received its 50th anniversary award in 1988. He had also been chair of Friendship House and a member of the Stamford Caregivers. A founding member of the Stamford Forum for World Affairs, he was vice chairman from 1953 until 1987. He served on many boards and was named citizen of the year by the Jewish War Veterans Post No. 142 in 1988. He was a leader of Amnesty International Group 13 and treasurer and chairman of Pilgrim Tower. A member of the Stamford Rotary Club, he received its Paul Harris Award in 1990. He was also an incorporator of the Stamford Savings Bank, president of the Greenwich Men's Garden Club, and a member of the American Chemical Society, the American Institute of Chemists, and the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry. He is survived by a daughter, a son, a brother, and four grandchildren.

 

 

1940s

Harold D. Buck '40, of Oakland, Calif.; Sept. 20, of pneumonia. A minister to Unitarian Universalist churches in Massachusetts and Iowa, he served as vice president of development for the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland from 1974 until he retired ten years later. He was previously associate director of development for the Unitarian Universalist Association in Boston. He served in the Counter Intelligence Corps during World War II and is survived by a daughter, Kirsten, 152 Woodrow Ave., Vallejo, Calif. 94591; and a son.

 

Charles W. Earnshaw '40, of South Pasadena, Calif.; May 16. He started his own business, Earnshaw Repair Service, specializing in all phases of home repair and custom-built furniture, until he retired. During World War II he headed production control for the manufacture of the P-38 Lightning airplane at Lockheed Aircraft before he was drafted. He is survived by his wife, Martha, 304 Grand Ave., South Pasadena 91030; two daughters; a son; a brother; and twin granddaughters.

 

Carl Morton '40, of Green Valley, Ariz.; June 24. He moved in the 1960s to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where he owned and operated Artes de Tequis, an import business that designed and manufactured Mexican artwork and crafts. After retirement he and his wife lived in many places, often on boats they designed. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he served in the Pacific. After the war he worked for several years as an investment broker. He enjoyed music and was a raconteur. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Bigelow Morton; two sons; and several grandchildren.

 

Weston D. Eastman '41, of Andover, Mass.; June 7. He owned and operated the Weston D. Eastman Real Estate and Insurance Co. before he retired. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and was awarded a Purple Heart after he was wounded. He is survived by his wife, Harriet, 20 William St., Andover 01810; and a son.

 

Helen Herman Golin '42, of West Palm Beach, Fla.; Oct. 10. She was president of her Hadassah chapter and enjoyed playing golf and bridge. Before moving to Florida in 1985, she lived in Stamford, Conn., where she was involved in the Brown Club of Fairfield County. She had also been president of the Rishona chapter of Hadassah and the Sisterhood of Temple Beth El. She is survived by two daughters, including Jane Golin Strom '67; four grandchildren, including Jessica Strom '94; and seven great-grandchildren.

 

Claire Bernier Hirt '42, of Stamford, Conn.; Aug. 7, of pulmonary heart failure. She was a social worker for the Connecticut welfare department. During World War II she worked with her husband on the Manhattan Project. After the war she was a social worker in Providence. An honorary life member of the American Association of University Women, she was also a member of the Stamford Historical Society, the Springdale Garden Club, and St. Gabriel's Church. She is survived by a son, Theodore '72, '72 A.M., 4929 Butterworth Pl. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016; and a grandson.

 

Helen Arnold Kramer '43, of Darien, Conn.; June 8, 1998.

 

Elizabeth A. Picard '43, of West Warwick, R.I.; Oct. 26. She was assistant to the dean and director of medical research at Harvard Medical School for thirty-five years before she retired in 1986. She was previously an office supervisor at Narragansett Electric. A member of the West Warwick Preservation Society, the West Warwick Garden Club, and the Pembroke Alumnae Association, she is survived by a brother.

 

Janet H. Tusch '43, of Great Barrington, Mass.; June 15, 2000.

 

Robert G. Champney '45, of Montclair, N.J.; Aug. 26. He was a systems analyst at the Mennen Co. for twenty-eight years until he retired in 1989. He previously taught at Collegiate School in Passaic, N.J., and worked for Univac. He was a founder of the New Jersey Oratorio Society and had been on the board of the Waverly Consort. He was a member of the Association of Systems Managers and the Susquehanna Railroad Society. A singer, he was a soloist at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Watchung Congregational Church, and Temple Beth Israel. He was also a bass soloist at St. James Church for twenty-five years. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He is survived by his daughter, Linneth Champney O'Hara, 59 Kenvil Ave., Succasunna, N.J. 07876; a sister; and two grandchildren.

 

June McFadden Murphy '45, of Indianapolis; Oct. 9, of cancer. After the death of her husband, John, in 1966, she was an office administrator at the Meridian Medical Group for eighteen years. She was an active member of St. Pius X parish. She is survived by a daughter, two sons, a sister, a brother, and six grandchildren.

 

Harris B. Bullock '46, of Rehoboth, Mass.; Sept. 26. He was an engineer at the Foxboro (Mass.) Co. for twenty-eight years before he retired. He previously worked for the Grinnell Co. He also worked in the family real estate business. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. A charter member of the Rehoboth Lions and a member of the New Bedford Yacht Club, he volunteered at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro, Mass., and at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Providence. He was a member of Rehoboth Congregational Church and the Newman YMCA in Seekonk, Mass, and an accomplished carver of wooden birds and ducks. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, 163 Bay State Rd., Rehoboth, Mass. 02769; a son; and a sister.

 

Leonard Friedman '46, of Lexington, Mass.; Oct. 29. He owned and operated the former Enterprise and Youth Centers, both in East Greenwich, R.I. He was later vice president for research and development at Morton's Shoe Stores in Boston. He was former president of the East Greenwich Chamber of Commerce. A member of the Budgerigar Society, he bred and showed parakeets. He also enjoyed photography, woodworking, and skiing. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he is survived by his wife, Betty, 6 Winchester Dr., Lexington, Mass. 02420; two sons, including Jeffrey '75; two daughters; a sister; and five grandchildren.

 

Norman L. Westlake Jr. '48, of Lexington, Mass.; July 4. He was an electrical engineer at BBN Co., which is now named Genuity. He is survived by his wife, Avis N. Hathaway; two sons; two daughters; and three grandchildren.

 

Joan Johnson Baker '49, of Smithfield, R.I.; Oct. 13. She taught elementary school in West Babylon, N.Y., and Putnam, Conn., for thirty years before she retired in 1986. A docent at the John Nicholas Brown House in Providence, she was on the board of Homestead Mill in Smithfield and was a member of the Women's Health Initiative at Miriam Hospital and Hamilton House. She was a member of the Pembroke Club and the Brown Alumni Association. She is survived by a daughter, Christina Baker McKenrick '79; two sons; two brothers; and five grandchildren.

 

Richard H. Brunell '49, of St. Louis; Dec. 7, 2000, of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He was a retired art professor at Washington University, where he taught graphic art, illustration, and design from 1960 to 1982. He was named chairman of the graphic design department in 1978. He previously worked for advertising agencies in New York City until 1954, when he became dean of the former Atlanta Art Institute. Four years later he was named dean of the education department at the Kansas City Art Institute and School of Design. A pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps, he took aerial reconnaissance photos during World War II, receiving several honors and the rank of captain. He is survived by a son, two sisters, and three grandchildren.

 

Ernest S. Campagna '49, of Pittsfield, Mass.; May 5, 2000.

 

Myles S. Clegg '49, of Seekonk, Mass.; April 12. He was former president of Standish-Barnes Advertising Co. in Providence. For several years he was the planning manager at the Providence division of Electric Boat. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he served in the European theater. He is survived by his wife, Marcelle, 161 Marnoch Dr., Seekonk 02771; and a sister.

 

Helen Brook Didion '49, of San Diego, Calif.; Oct. 3. She worked at Smith Systems for five years and was active in the Wives of Navy Doctors Club. She is survived by two sons, a brother, two sisters, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

 

Alfred J. Maryott Jr. '49, of Wilbraham, Mass.; April 22, after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. He was a real estate analyst at Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. of Springfield, Mass., for twenty-seven years before retiring in 1982. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he served in the 359th Field Artillery Battalion of the 95th Infantry Division in the European theater. He attended Foster Memorial Church and the Church in the Acres in Springfield. A fly fisherman, he was also a fan of the New England Patriots. He was on the basketball team at Brown. Phi Delta Theta. He is survived by two daughters, including Karen Maryott, 3 Northwood Dr., Wilbraham, Mass. 01095; a son; a sister; and three grandchildren.

 

Loren E. Wood '49, of Friendswood, Tex.; Sept. 7, of a heart attack. He was an engineer who was involved in each U.S. space mission starting with the first Mercury flight in 1961. At the time of his death he was working for Boeing Co. as a project manager on the International Space Station. In 1961 he was named to Vice President Lyndon Johnson's Large Launch Vehicle Planning Group, which was charged with planning a safe manned lunar landing. As a result of the committee's work, Apollo spacecraft went into lunar orbit before landing on the moon. Later, Wood developed a plan to allow reuse of a launchpad in the case of an aborted blastoff for a Gemini launch. He also helped develop a rescue plan for the Skylab mission, and after Skylab II returned from flight in 1973, he helped analyze millions of bits of information garnered from the trip. He began his career as a project analyst for the U.S. Army and Air Force and later worked for the Thompson-Ramo-Wooldridge Systems engineering lab and for Rockwell International's space systems division. He was an Air Force captain. A former member of the Friendswood City Council, he was on the board of the Houston Graduate School of Theology and chaired the board of Biblical Resources. A longtime fan of the Friendswood Mustangs football team, he created a monthly prayer breakfast to honor the school district's athletes and academic achievers. He was a member of Friendswood Friends Church, where he taught Sunday school. Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by his wife, Ann, 905 Cowards Creek Dr., Friendswood 77546; three daughters; a son; a brother; and five grandchildren.

 

1950s

Harold Goldstein '50, of Randolph, Mass.; Aug. 28. He was a vice president at Amcel Corp. until he retired in 1982. An original board member of Temple Beth Am, he chaired the adult education committee and then the religious schools committee during the temple's early years. He later served as liaison between the temple and its senior group. In retirement he volunteered at the New England Sinai Hospital, where he was on the board of the men's association. He was also an active volunteer at the Jewish Community Center in Stoughton, Mass., where he led a discussion group every month and worked at the weekly hot-lunch program. A Rhode Island YMCA Ping-Pong champion in his youth, he was an avid tennis player and a member of the Milton Lawn Bowling League. He served in World War II and was active in the Jewish War Veterans Post 302. He is survived by his wife, Lillian, 51 Bartlett Rd., Randolph 02368; and two sons, including Larry '77.

 

Norman J. Berry '51, of Bellingham, Mass.; Sept. 1, after a long illness. He was a sales representative and manager at Hobart Manufacturing Co. for more than twenty years, and later worked for the John McKenna Co. in Boston before he retired in 1983. He'd been a justice of the peace in Bellingham since 1990 and a member of the Bellingham Republican Town Committee for twenty-nine years. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he served as a Seabee. He was a member of the Bellingham Lions Club and a former member of the Pawtucket, R.I., Barney Merry Lodge 29 of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons. A golfer, he was a former member of the Winnesuket and Franklin country clubs. He was also a member of Wesley United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Beverly Ruth, 8 Scott St., Bellingham 02019; and several nieces and nephews.

 

George G. Brooks '51, of Smyrna, N.C.; Sept. 1. He was retired executive vice president of Apple Bank in Plainview, N.Y. He is survived by his wife, Marlene; two sons; a daughter; two stepdaughters; a brother; and six grandchildren.

 

John D. Hutchinson '52, of Bloomfield, Conn.; Sept. 21, of leukemia. He had a private practice in oral and maxillofacial surgery in West Hartford for twenty-five years. He was also director of dental services at the University of Connecticut Correctional Managed Healthcare, where he oversaw dental services in state prisons. An active member of the Knights of Malta, he is survived by a son, a daughter, and five grandchildren.

 

Frederick J. McGraw '52, of Westfield, Mass.; Oct. 2. He worked at Cigna Corp. for thirty-six years, retiring in 1993 as vice president responsible for corporate strategic planning and worldwide acquisitions and divestitures. He was president of the Greater Westfield Associated Blind and was chapter chair of the American Red Cross in Westfield. A former chairman of the Westfield Commission for Citizens with Disabilities, he was also former director and chairman of the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, former trustee and vice president of the Massachusetts Association of the Blind, and former president of the Westfield Club. He was a member of the Massachusetts Architectural Access Board, the Governor's Commission on Disability Policy, the Huntington Federal Lodge of Masons, the Westfield Rotary Club, and Toastmasters International. Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by his wife, Louise O'Donnell McGraw '52, 86 E. Silver St., Westfield 01085; two sons, including Kyle '90; a daughter; and two grandchildren.

 

Donald E. Waggoner '52, of Stuart, Fla.; Sept. 3. He was a corporate lawyer in the Cincinnati area for thirty years and was active in the Cincinnati and Ohio bar associations and the American Society of Corporate Secretaries. He participated in several trips with the Brown Travelers and had already purchased airline tickets to attend his 50th Brown reunion next May. He served as a U.S. Navy lieutenant in the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Margery; a daughter, Wendy Bruestle, 3009 Werk Rd., Cincinnati 45211; two sons; and five grandchildren.

 

Anne Bradley "Brad" Emerson '53, of Quechee, Vt.; Aug. 9. A homemaker, she also taught nursery school, served on the Board of Education in Sherborn, Mass., and was a GRI Realtor. She enjoyed reading and spending time in the hills and gardens of Vermont. A volunteer at Quechee Community Library, she was cofounder and first president of the Quechee Garden Club. She sang in church choirs in Atlanta, Dallas, Sherborn, Vt., and Barrington, Ill. She is survived by her husband, William '51, P.O. Box 202, Quechee 05059; a sister; two sons; three daughters; and six grandchildren.

 

Andrew A. Mantineo Jr. '53, of Scituate, Mass.; April 6. Survivors include a daughter, Andrea, 144 Downer Ave., Hingham, Mass. 02043.

 

Margaret Flynn Watters '54, of Baldwin, N.Y.; Sept. 4. She was a retired legal assistant at Reid and Priest in New York City. She is survived by a son, two daughters, and two grandsons.

 

Eugene E. Whitlock Jr. '54, of Los Angeles; June 26.

 

Robert V. Spalding '55, of West Roxbury, Mass.; June 21, of a stroke. He was a portfolio manager at Excalibur Management. He is survived by a son, a daughter, and his former wife.

 

Claire Lee Brunton '56, of San Jose, Calif.; May 7, 1998.

 

Peter C. Harrity '56, of Centennial, Colo.; Aug. 20. He joined IBM in Dallas in 1959 and was transferred ten years later to Denver, where he served as a marketing representative, marketing manager, and district marketing support manager. After retiring in 1987, he became a consultant and served on the boards of several public companies. At the time of his death he was president of PCH Enterprise Group. He was president and CEO of Ozo Diversified Automation from 1987 to 1990. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was honorably discharged from active duty in 1959; he resigned from the Reserve as a captain in 1969. A member of Kappa Sigma, the Optimists, the Civitans, and the UNM John Popejoy Society, he is survived by his wife, Anne, 5534 S. Laredo St., Aurora, Colo. 80015; two daughters; a son; a stepson; a sister; and seven grandchildren.

 

Carol Stanley Turner '57, of Reston, Va.; July 23, of complications from ALS, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. She is survived by five children, including William, 12945 Oak Lawn Pl., Oak Hill, Va. 20171; and eight grandchildren.

 

Morris R. Zucker '57, of South Orange, N.J.; Aug. 24. He'd been a senior partner of Zucker, Facher, Zucker since 1960. A former president and executive committee member of the International Association of Defense Counsel, he was vice president of the South Orange Board of Health from 1975 until 1987. He was also on the board of the Charles Bierman Home and a member of the men's club of Oheb Shalom Congregation and the New Jersey and Essex County bar associations. He served on the board of governors of the Mountain Ridge Country Club. A former president of the Brown Club of New Jersey, he received a Distinguished Alumni Award and was active in the Brown National Alumni Schools Program. He is survived by his wife, Susan, 65 White Oak Dr., South Orange 07079; two daughters, Dana '90 and Lauren '91; a sister; a brother; and three grandchildren.

 

William T. Cotter '58, of Lancaster, Ohio; March 6. He was a certified public accountant with Jones, Cochenour and Co. He was previously the controller of the International Division of Anchor Hocking Corp. Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by his wife, Janet, and two sons.

 

J. Peter Zwick '58, of Torrington, Conn.; Oct. 10, of cancer. He worked for Torrington Winnelson from 1989 to 1995 and for Bantam Toyota. After serving in the U.S. Army 66th Counter Intelligence Corps in Stuttgart, Germany, he worked for the State Department Bureau of African Affairs in Washington, D.C., before becoming assistant director of public relations for the Association of the U.S. Army. He enjoyed traveling and listening to classical music and was a member of the Nutmeg Soaring Club. He is survived by two brothers and a sister.

 

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Peter Gurney '60, of Darien, Conn.; April 1.

 

Don E. Hamilton '61, of Laguna Beach, Calif.; Sept. 29, 1998.

 

Greta Fell Carl '64, of Chicago; Aug. 24, of ovarian cancer. A lawyer, she founded the all-women law firm most recently known as Carl and Hiza. Before receiving her law degree in 1985, she worked in urban planning for the city of Chicago and as an education coordinator and freelance grant writer for various nonprofit social-service agencies. She also ran marathons. She is survived by her life partner, Cal Langenberg; her mother, Reva; a daughter; and two brothers.

 

Susan Nobert Petty '65, of Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass.; Aug. 31, after a long illness. After college she worked for Harcourt Brace in New York City. She was a member of the Junior League of New York and London, as well as the Greenwich (Conn.) Garden Club. She was an active member of St. John's Church in Beverly Farms, Mass. She is survived by her husband, Barrett, 134 School St., Manchester-by-the-Sea 01944; a daughter; a son; two granddaughters; and a brother.

 

John L. Dunning Jr. '66, of Annapolis, Md.; Oct. 8, of a brain aneurysm. A retired U.S. Navy commander, he became civilian director of morale, welfare, and recreation at the Annapolis Naval Complex in 1988. He previously served as executive officer of the Annapolis Naval Station in 1987. After serving in Vietnam, he was a recruiter at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center before he was called to active duty in Korea as a naval commander in the Joint Command. He is survived by his wife, Janet, 604 Dream's Landing Way, Annapolis 21401; a son; a daughter; a stepson; a stepdaughter; a brother; a sister; and two grandchildren.

 

Elaine Revkin Rakatansky '66, of Providence; Sept. 26. She was a partner of Progressive Financial Strategies, where she was vice president and director of marketing until she retired in January 2001 after eleven years. She was also a National Association of Securities Dealers registered representative. She had been artistic director of the former Bright Lights Theatre Co. and a life master in tournament bridge. She is survived by two daughters; two stepdaughters, including Carol Rakatanksy '85; a sister, Barbara Revkin '70; and a grandchild.

 

Irving Gastfreund '69, of Potomac, Md.; Sept. 27. A lawyer, he specialized in communications law. He was a member of the American and Washington, D.C., bar associations and Jewish Lawyers of Washington. He was a lecturer at American University Law School and was admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals. He is survived by his wife, Diane, 1828 Cliffe Hill Way, Potomac 20854; his father, Morris; a son; a daughter; and a sister.

 

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Lawrence Goldthwait '38 Sc.M., of New London, N.H.; May 18. Survivors include his wife, Charlotte, 58 Rowell Hill, New London 03257.

 

Burton H. Colvin '39 A.M. (see '38).

 

Albert Harkness Jr. '49 Ph.D., of South Kingstown, R.I.; Oct. 25. He was a former diplomat and an expert on Latin America. He entered the U.S. Foreign Service after graduating from Brown, rising to its highest rank by the age of 40. His first post was as cultural attach} to the American embassy in San Jos}, Costa Rica, from 1949 to 1951. He then became became one of the first officers of the new U.S. Information Agency, an independent body charged with running cultural-exchange programs and spreading official U.S. views overseas. He was a public affairs officer for the agency, first at the American embassy in Caracas, Venezuela, and then at the embassy in Santiago, Chile. When he returned to the United States he became assistant director of the agency and oversaw the Fulbright Scholarship Program and Voice of America. He was also chairman of the board of examiners for the Foreign Service. He served from 1960 to 1963 in Athens, Greece, as director of the U.S. Information Agency there. He was then embassy counselor in Lima, Peru; Mexico City; and Madrid. He returned to the United States to become diplomat-in-residence at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. After retiring in 1973, he continued to teach at Tufts and the University of Rhode Island. During his career he wrote numerous articles and reviews for scholarly publications. During World War II he took part in a project to write the nation's official naval history of the war. He previously microfilmed rare documents on the European exploration of the Americas in libraries in Chile, Mexico, and Peru; the end result, called the Harkness Collection, is housed in the Library of Congress and Brown's John Carter Brown Library. He is survived by his wife, Mary; two daughters, Frances Harkness Peterson '66 and Judith Harkness Richardson '72; a son; a brother; and seven grandchildren, including Robin Peterson Gibbs '93.

 

Joan Parsons Wang '49 A.M., of Bloomington, Ind.; July 25, of pancreatic cancer. She taught in the School of Continuing Studies and in the English and comparative literature departments at Indiana University until 1990, when she retired and was named professor emerita of English. Two of her modern-drama correspondence-course study guides won national awards. A teacher of citizenship classes for many years, she was the widow of a naturalized citizen from China. She spent twenty years researching and writing a genealogical history of her ancestor Jottham Parsons, a ship captain who died in 1860. She is survived by a daughter, Margaret, 9940 N. Hacienda Hermosa Dr., Oro Valley, Ariz. 85737; and a son.

 

Alice Winzer Lytton '50 Ph.D., of Scarsdale, N.Y.; Aug. 26. She was a retired associate professor of applied math and business math at Adelphi College. She'd also taught at City College of New York and Stevens Tech. She is survived by two sons, including Lawrence, 28 Sherwood St., Scarsdale 10583; and a daughter.

 

Elliot A. Kearsley '55 Ph.D., of Rockville, Md.; Aug. 19, of bladder cancer. He was retired as a theoretical physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, where he helped develop the BKZ theory, which describes the behavior of fluids such as molten plastics and polymer solutions. He also developed new ways to measure fluid viscosity. In the mid-1960s he was a scientific liaison officer in Tokyo for the Office of Naval Research. Early in his career he worked for Bendix Aviation Research Laboratory. He was a member of the American Physical Society, the Acoustical Society of America, the Society of Rheology, and Sigma Xi. He received a silver medal from the Commerce Department. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and is survived by his wife, Aida, 10413 Englishman Dr., Rockville 20852; a daughter; a son; and a sister.

 

Robert K. Gould '61 Ph.D., of California; May 7. He was former chairman of the physics department at Middlebury College.

 

Harvey V. Samis Jr. '63 Ph.D., of St. Petersburg, Fla.; Sept. 4. A biomedical researcher who lectured worldwide, he was retired as head of the research department at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Bay Pines, Fla. He was also an accomplished sailor, actor, photographer, and singer, once performing for President Eisenhower. He enjoyed tending his small pepper garden. He is survived by his wife, Dolores, 5301 14th Ave. South, Gulfport, Fla. 33707; two sons; two daughters; and three grandchildren.

 

Charles O. Cook Jr. '66 M.A.T., of Bristol, R.I.; Aug. 22. He was retired as chief of staff of the U.S. Navy Base in Newport, R.I. A member of the U.S. Naval Academy class of 1931, he served in the military for thirty-four years. During World War II he was an engine-room officer aboard the Helena when it was struck by a torpedo at Pearl Harbor and later when it was sunk during the battle of Kula Gulf. He then served on the Houston until it was disabled in combat. He received many decorations and awards, including the Bronze Star with Combat V, the Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon for service on the Helena, and the Asiatic Pacific Medal (with nine stars). After World War II he worked for the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon and commanded the Conecuh. In 1957 he commanded a destroyer squadron in Newport. After receiving his master's degree, he taught for a year at Tiverton Junior High School and Roger Williams College. He published The Battle of Cape Esperance, as well as a number of articles. He served on the vestry at St. Michael Church and headed the Bristol chapter of the Red Cross. Active in Bristol politics, he served on the Bristol Zoning Board and the boards of the Bristol YMCA, the Bristol Historical Society, and the Bristol Art Museum. He was a member of the Friends of Linden Place and the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association. An avid reader, gardener, and beekeeper, he is survived by his wife, Margaret, 620 Hope St., Bristol 02809; a son; three daughters; eleven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

 

Gerard Defoe '69 M.A.T., of Williston Park, N.Y.; June 26, suddenly. He was a teacher. He enjoyed traveling, studying film, and reading the New York Times. He is survived by his wife, Alice, 96 Brunswick Ave., Williston Park 11596; and a son.

 

Joan I. Gordon '69 A.M., of Derwood, Md.; Jan. 3, 2000. Survivors include a sister, Eileen Zalisk, 118 Grant, Lexington, Mass. 02173.





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