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1920s

Mae Sydney Alimena '29, of New York City; March 24. She retired in 1976 as a junior high school teacher. She is survived by two daughters, including Elinor Gipfel, 651 Vanderbilt St., #72, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11218; a brother, Miles Sydney '32; a sister, Mildred Sydney Marks '38; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Ruth Hovey Jackson '29, of Winter Park, Fla.; Dec. 14.

1930s

Harry H. Jamieson '30, of Peacham, Vt.; Feb. 14. He was an engineering draftsman for Republic Aviation Corp. during World War II and the Korean War, and for the Nassau County (N.Y.) Public Works Department until he retired in 1967. In New York he taught Sunday School, sang in the choir, and was a vestryman at St. Luke's Church. He was also an air raid warden, a village trustee, and a Republican committeeman. In Peacham he sang in the choir and was a collector at the Peacham Congregational Church. Active in the Peacham men's club, he also served on the local water board and volunteered to do taxes for seniors. He belonged to a Vermont cribbage club. He appeared in the movie The Spitfire Grill, filmed in Peacham. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, Box 215, Peacham 05862; two children; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Mary B. Banigan '31, of North Providence; April 7. She was a junior high and high school teacher in Providence, as well as a curriculum researcher, for forty-five years. She retired from Classical High School in 1979. She was former recording secretary for the American Association of University Women. She was a member of the Providence Federation of Teachers, the Rhode Island Council of Teachers of English, the Brown Alumni Association, the Rhode Island Historical Society, the Rhode Island Heritage Commission, Veridames of Providence College, and the Hamilton House Senior Center. A former researcher for the Rhode Island Association of the Blind, she is survived by her sister, Helen H. Dillon, 52 Woodhaven Blvd., North Providence 02911; three nieces; and a nephew.

Paul L. Thayer '31, of Riverside, R.I.; March 20. He was a dentist in East Providence until he retired in 1986. A Civil War buff, he was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution. He was also a lifelong parishioner of St. Brendan Church, where he'd served as an altar boy, and was a benefactor of Brown. He was a member of the American Dental Association, and the Wannamoisett Country Club, where he played golf. At East Providence High School he was all-state in ice hockey, football, and track. Alpha Tau Omega. He is survived by two sons, Robert '63, 106 Burnside St., Cranston 02910, and David '71, '76 M.D.; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.

Harriet Lawton Hodges '32, of Derwood, Md.; Jan. 27, of lymphoma and acute cardio- pulmonary arrest. She worked from the 1950s to the 1970s in a variety of capacities for the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, including development of its print shop, personnel management, and selling advertising in its scientific journals. She is survived by a daughter, Martha H. Stewart, 9339 Mike St., Denton, Md. 21629; a brother; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Edith Berger Sinel '32, of Pawtucket, R.I.; Feb. 26. She ran Berger & Co., a waste and scrap metal company, after the death of her husband in 1960. She was one of the few women to succeed in the scrap metal business at that time. Before that she and her sister ran Beta Products, a pharmaceutical company. Sinel was a bookkeeper for Narragansett Race Track when it opened, and had worked at the Strand Theater in Providence. She was a member of Pawtucket Hadassah, Workman's Circle, Temple Beth-El and its Sisterhood, and the Pawtucket Demolay Mother's Club. She served as a Brown class agent and was a member of the Alumni Association. A member of the Ladies Book Club for more than forty years, she is survived by two sons; two sisters, including Ruth Berger Ross '32; and five grandchildren.

George N. Levesque '33, '37 Sc.M., of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; Feb. 22. He was a retired vice president at Brown & Sharpe. He is survived by his wife, Ruth, 17 Bellhaven Ln., Oak Ridge 37830; and two sons, including Robert '59.

Abraham L. Lisker '33, of Riverside, R.I.; March 13. He was founder and owner of Jonette Jewelry Manufacturing Co., where he supervised daily operations for thirty-five years. He was involved in the business until recently. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he is survived by two sons; two sisters, including Frieda Lisker Corris '35; and two grandchildren.

Mortimer L. Taylor '33, of Teaneck, N.J.; Dec. 6. He was retired as director and consultant at Technical Screen Supplies in Mamaroneck, N.Y. He interviewed Brown applicants during the 1960s. Survivors include two sons.

Edna Worthington Sander '35, of Batesville, Ind.; Oct. 20.

Gala Swann Jennings '37, Jan. 23. She was principal mathematics analyst, most recently for the state of Rhode Island, before she retired. A member of the Eastern Star and the Society of Beauceants, she enjoyed knitting and is survived by a sister, Barbara Swann, 624 Armistice Blvd., Pawtucket 02861; and a brother.

Morton H. Darman '37, of Lincoln, Mass.; Feb. 10 after a long illness. He was president and chairman of his family business, the Top Co., a textile-processing firm. After merging with two other companies, it became the country's largest manufacturer of wool tops. He was past president of the National Association of Wool Manufacturers and the American Textile Manufacturers Institute. He was chairman of the Wellesley (Mass.) Town Advisory Committee. Active in national public policy development, he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as a member of the Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations during the administrations of presidents Ford and Carter. Darman served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, achieving the rank of major and receiving the Legion of Merit award. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor, 231 Aspen Cir., Lincoln 01773; two sons; a daughter; and seven grandchildren.

Walter S. Snell '38, of Fort Pierce, Fla.; Feb. 19. He was an architect practicing mostly in Massachusetts, Florida, Virginia, and Maryland. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1940 to 1945 as a meteorologist in North Africa, China, Burma, and India, retiring with the rank of major. He started flying gliders at an early age, and at seventeen set a new world record for glider speed at Elmira, N.Y. His Soaring Society of America membership card was signed by Orville Wright. Snell is survived by his wife, Carol Sherman Snell '39; two sons; a brother, George '41; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Maurice P. Beck '39, of East Lansing, Mich.; March 11. He was named executive director of the Michigan League for Human Services in 1960, retiring as executive vice president in 1985. He served on the Michigan Department of Social Services Advisory Council until 1981. He was previously admissions and budget director at the United Way of Michigan and a field secretary with the Bureau of Community Councils of the Health and Welfare Association of Pittsburgh. An active volunteer, he was founding president of the PTA at Wardcliff Elementary School, a charter member of the Lansing Torch Club, and a member of the Kiwanis Club. He was a president of the Michigan Society of Gerontology and was on the boards of many organizations, including Senior Power Day and the Michigan Coalition of Aging organizations. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he served with the 87th Infantry Division, saw action during the Battle of the Bulge, and achieved the rank of captain. He was on the staff of the Brown Daily Herald. He is survived by his wife, Eunice, 2405 Emerald Lake Dr., East Lansing 48823; two daughters; a brother, Aaron '42; and three grandchildren.

Margaret Rickett Cranmer '39, '67 M.A.T., of Riverside, R.I.; March 9. She taught in the East Providence school system for fourteen years, retiring in 1974. She was previously a proofreader at Brown and a secretary at the International Institute in Providence. Active in the PTA, she served as unit president, council president, and state second vice president. She was on the state Board of Managers for many years. She was elected to Delta Kappa Gamma International in 1967 and served as chapter president and state president for two years. An active member of Riverside Congregational Church for more than fifty years, she sang in the choir and was choir director and church organist. She was also a member of the Seekonk Singers and served as membership chairwoman and newsletter editor for the Retired Teachers Association. She was a member of the Bristol chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She is survived by her husband, John, 14 Lakeside Cir., Riverside 02915; two sons, including David '67; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Richard W. Goodby '39, of Gladwyne, Pa.; Feb. 17. He was president of Sanson and Rowland, a metal-fastener company. He served on the boards of Grove City College near Pittsburgh and the Medical College of Pennsylvania. He was on the Brown football team. A member of St. Christopher's Episcopal Church in Gladwyne, he is survived by his wife, Virginia, 1400 Waverly Rd., Villa 17, Gladwyne 19035; a son; a daughter; six grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Helen Hodnett Wilson '39, of Mary Esther, Fla.; Feb. 7. She traveled the world with her husband during his thirty-five years of military service, making homes in Canada, Japan, and Italy, as well as throughout the United States. She is survived by her husband, Joseph, 39 Mariner Ln., Mary Esther 32569; a son; a daughter; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Walter H. Van Cott '39, of Santa Barbara, Calif.; March 26. In 1955 he joined the trust department of what was then the County National Bank in Santa Barbara, and through mergers and acquisitions he retired as a vice president of Wells Fargo Bank. Survivors include his wife, Eleanor, 15 La Lita Ln., Santa Barbara 93105.

1940s

Marion Johnson Danesi '40, of Attleboro Falls, Mass.; March 22. She was past regent of the Daughters of the American Revolution and past president of Kalmia, a chapter of the General Federation of Women's Clubs. She was also a member of the North Attleboro Historical Society and director of the North Attleboro Scholarship Foundation. She is survived by her husband, Paul, 240 Towne St., North Attleboro 02760; five children; eleven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Gordon H. Madge '40, of Thornhill, Ontario; Aug. 23, 2001, of Parkinson's disease. He worked for U.S. Rubber. He served in the Royal Canadian Engineers from 1939 to 1945. He is survived by his wife, Diana, 111 John St., Thornhill, L3T 1Y3, Canada; two sons, including John '67; and five grandchildren.

Gordon Clarke '42, of Wood River Junction, R.I.; June 24.

Harry Feehan '42, of Washington, D.C.; May 21, 2001.

Anna Margaret Nicholson '42, of Newtown, Pa.; May 4, 2001.

Sara Kelley O'Brien '42, of Warren, R.I.; Feb. 26. She was a contract and grant administrator in the Brown geology department for more than twenty years, retiring in 1984. She was a life member of the Order of the Eastern Star, a member of the Massasoit Historical Association, and a former Girl Scout and Brownie troop leader. She was former secretary of the Warren Republican Town Committee. She is survived by three sons, two daughters, six grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

Ella Childs Swarth '42, of Oakland, Calif.; Sept. 28, of lymphatic cancer. She was former legal secretary to Frank Leitch, a Providence lawyer who went on to become governor of Rhode Island. She met her husband in 1950 while on a trip to Berkeley, Calif., to assume the care of her tubercular sister-in-law's two children. An active member of St. John's Episcopal Chruch in Oakland, she was serving as church registrar at the time of her death. A longtime member of the Ikebana Society, she held an assistant teacher's certificate in the Ikenobo School of flower arranging. She enjoyed exploring the seashore, solving crossword puzzles and acrostics, playing bridge, reading, cooking, and going to the opera. Late in life she served as secretary to the superintendent of the Piedmont, Calif., school district. She is survived by her husband, Morton, 6850 Snake Rd., Oakland 94611; a son; two daughters; and four grandchildren.

Shaque Hampar '43, of Timnath, Colo. June 27, 2001.

William H. Heaviside '43, of Scarsdale, N.Y.; Feb. 13. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. Phi Gamma Delta. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn, 67 Plymouth Dr., Scarsdale 10583; two sons; a daughter; and five grandchildren.

Mary Anna Painter Hill '43, of Clinton, Mass.; Feb. 24, after an illness. She worked at the Fort Devens (Mass.) Thrift Shop before she retired. A member of the Congregational Church of Harvard and the Retired Officers Wives Club of Fort Devens, she is survived by four sons, a daughter, a sister, five grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.

Marjorie Roffee Milroy '43, of Rumford, R.I.; April 2. She was a social worker for the state of Rhode Island for sixteen years, retiring in 1959 as supervisor of child welfare services. She was a former Sunday school teacher at St. Martin Church in Providence and was in the choir for twenty-five years. She was vice president of the Pembroke Club of Rhode Island. A docent for the Rhode Island Historical Society at the John Brown House and the Stephen Hopkins House, she was also a member of the Providence Preservation Society and the Roger Williams Family Society. She is survived by her husband, Victor '51, 10 Catlin Ave., Rumford 02916; two sons; and a granddaughter.

Albert L. Anthony '44, of Wayne, N.J.; March 9. He was a safety engineer for Johnson & Higgins, an insurance brokerage in New York City, retiring as vice president in 1988. He was a founding member of St. Michael's Episcopal Church, where he served as warden. He was also past president of the New Jersey and New York Industrial Safety Council. A U.S. Navy lieutenant during World War II, he was awarded the American Area Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, the Philippine Liberation Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, and the American Defense Medal. Taps was played during his funeral service. He is survived by his wife, Laura, 7 Swan Terr., Wayne 07470; two sons; two grandchildren; a brother; and two sisters.

Louis R. Glavis '44, of San Diego; July 10, 2001, of Alzheimer's disease. He joined Ritchie Advertising Agency in Houston in the early 1950s as an account executive, retiring as a partner in 1970, when he moved to Guadalajara, Mexico. He was a bomber pilot during World War II. At the end of the war he started a newspaper for veterans that was published in Providence. After that he worked as a newspaper reporter, first in Florida and later in Texas. He is survived by two daughters, including Greta '70, and a son.

Eugene D. Rames '44, of Cobleskill, N.Y.; June 28, 2001, in an automobile accident.

James H. Thompson '44, of Wickenburg, Ariz.; Dec. 21. He retired as CEO of Recon Optical in Barrington, Ill. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie, 27024 Wolf Creek Trail, #23, Valencia, Calif. 91354; two sons; and a sister.

Barbara Higgins Einarsson '45, '60 M.A.T., of Byrdstown, Tenn.; March 9. She retired in 1986 from the East Providence (R.I.) public schools, where she had worked as a teacher at the Arthur E. Platt Elementary School, a librarian at Riverside Junior High School, and a summer-school teacher at East Providence High School. She was a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma education sorority, the East Providence Teachers Association, the New England and Rhode Island education associations, and the New England and Rhode Island media associations. A member of Riverside Congregational Church, where she served on many boards and committees, she had also been a Girl Scout leader in the 1950s. She is survived by a daughter, three sisters, two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Kenneth Lindsay Jr. '45, of Baileys Harbor, Wis.; Aug. 21, 2001. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.

Brian E. Nolan '46, of Savannah, Ga.; June 28, 2001. He was a retired pediatrician.

Raymond P. Casey '48, of Warwick, R.I.; March 26. He was a self-employed attorney. He previously taught science at Gorton Junior High School for several years before he was named federal-aid coordinator for the Warwick School Department; he retired from that position in 1983. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of the American Legion and a fourth-degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Fatima Council. He was also an antiques enthusiast. A genealogist, he had traveled extensively in Ireland. He is survived by a brother, a nephew, and two nieces.

Nicholas A. Latino '48, of Longmeadow, Mass.; March 24, 2001.

Marie Louise "Loul" Schuler McIntosh '48, of Monterey, Mass.; April 22. She was a house parent, work leader, and development office staffer at Gould Farm in Monterey. She wrote close to 400 essays, most of which were published in the Gould Farm newsletter, the Farm Yarn. Her daughters plan to publish a book of her essays and poetry. She was instrumental in starting the Lincoln Center Library in New York City, where she lived from 1951 to 1973. She also volunteered at the American Museum of Natural History and studied music at Juilliard. She enjoyed gardening, music, botany, geology, hiking, and fishing. She also studied particle physics and cosmology. Born in Luxembourg, she was deported with her parents to Nazi work camps in Germany and Czechoslovakia. She and her mother escaped and returned home on the eve of the American liberation of Luxembourg. McIntosh is survived by three daughters, including Anne Roche, P.O. Box 121, Lenox Dale, Mass. 01242; and a grandson.

Don Dietz '49, of Fallbrook, Calif.; March 23. He worked in sales management for Dow Chemical Co. for thirty-one years. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he served in the Army Air Forces 56th fighter group. He is survived by his wife, Claire, 1590 Wilshire Rd., Fallbrook 92028; a son; and a brother, Wallace '50.

James D. Fisher '49, of Naples, Fla.; Dec. 8, of diabetes. He was the retired owner of Cape Marketing Associates in Hyannis, Mass. In Florida he was active in the Alcoholics Anonymous program for the state prison system. He served as a U.S. Army paratrooper during World War II and also served in Korea. Delta Kappa Epsilon. He is survived by a son and two daughters.

Edward G. Hail '49, of Barrington, R.I.; May 1. He retired from Brown as associate dean of the College emeritus in 1989 after a twenty-seven-year career with the University. Named assistant director of admission in 1962, he took a special interest in increasing the number of Native American students. In 1970 he became an associate dean, advising students on academic, personal, and career issues. For many years he ran freshman orientation and counseled sophomores in selecting concentrations, then became dean for the junior and senior classes, advising pre-law and -business students. He had special responsibility for foreign, transfer, and visiting students. In 1977 he visited universities in Nigeria, where he set up student and faculty exchanges with Brown. Before joining the administration he worked for the advertising and public relations firm Thorndike-Horn and was managing director of the Rhode Island Philharmonic. He was a member of the University Club, the Faculty Club, and the Brown Club of Rhode Island. A former member of the University Glee Club and the American Symphony Orchestra League, he served on the board of the Rhode Island Philharmonic for many years. He was on the board of the Friends Association of the Haffenreffer Museum and was a member of the Native American Art Studies Association, the American Association of Museums, the New England Museum Association, and the Friends of the Music Mansion. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps and the 13th Airborne Division during World War II. A Rhode Island junior-rifle champion at the age of fifteen, he won the Rhode Island military rifle championship in 1950. He was a member of the Rhode Island Civilian Rifle Team in the National Rifle and Pistol Matches at Camp Perry in Ohio. A former member of the Barrington Yacht Club, he competed twice in Newport-to-Bermuda races and sailed Herreshoff "S" boats and was active in the Steamship Historical Society of America. He also enjoyed fly fishing, horseback riding, hiking, and collecting antique firearms and Native American art. Alpha Delta Phi. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, 220 Rumstick Point Rd., Barrington 02806; three sons, including Andrew '75; a daughter; a stepson, Clinton Andrews '78; two stepdaughters, including Elizabeth Andrews Byers '79; and ten grandchildren.

Nancy Gannon McLellan '49, of Phoenix, Ariz.; March 25. She was a homemaker. She is survived by four daughters, including Maureen, 1420 E. Torrey Pines Cir., Yuma, Ariz. 85365, This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it ; a sister, Gene Gannon Gallagher '44; and six grandchildren.

1950s

Charles Richards III '50, of Media, Pa.; June 19, 1999.

William T. Tobelman '50, of Orford, N.H.; March 28. He was a retired advertising and sales promotion manager for Sargent and Co. in New Haven, Conn. He was a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army. Psi Upsilon. He is survived by his wife, Ella, RR1, Box 95A, Orford 03777; a son; a daughter; and two grandsons.

Gerard "Bucky" Walters '50, of Darien, Conn.; April 6. He retired as a pension consultant. A U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II, he served in the Pacific and in Okinawa. He played football with the East team in the East-West All-Star Game and played professional football as a tackle for the Chicago Cardinals and the Detroit Lions. He was a member of the Nutmeg Curling Club in Darien, the Dunes of Rhode Island, and St. Thomas More Church of Darien. He was inducted into the Brown Hall of Fame. Delta Kappa Epsilon. He is survived by his wife, Joan, 9 Holmes Ct., Darien 06820; three daughters, including Elaine '84, and Joanna '88; two sons; two brothers; two sisters; and eight grandchildren.

William Van Alen '50, of Friday Harbor, Wash.; March 5, of complications from multiple myeloma. A petroleum geologist, he worked for Amoco, Placid Oil Co., and the Alaska Oil and Gas Commission before he retired in 1987. He previously worked in Utah and Wyoming before settling in Anchorage, Alaska, in 1959. In 1962 he formed the Krausenspielers German Band and performed as its trombonist. After retiring to San Juan, he was a commissioner on the Cape San Juan Water District. He also organized the annual Friday Harbor Oktoberfest and played the trombone in local bands, orchestras, and play productions. He enjoyed skiing and sailing. He is survived by his wife, Doris; a daughter; two sons; and five grandchildren.

Richard A. Gushee '51, of Pawtucket , R.I.; March 17. He worked for the former Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. for thirty-five years before he retired in 1980. He was a member of the MetLife Retirement Association. A U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, he served in Europe and is survived by two daughters, a brother, seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Vincent H. Ponko Jr. '51, of Moscow, Pa.; July 31, 2001.

Rolf G. Thyrre '51, of Coral Gables, Fla.; Feb. 10. He retired in 1988 as a pilot instructor for Pan Am. He started his career in the U.S. Air Force, where he was first assigned to duty as an air refueling pilot. He was promoted to aircraft commander, serving until 1957, when he was discharged as captain. He then joined Pan American Grace Airways (Panagra), flying South American routes until 1959, when Pan Am hired him. He was also a captain of National Airlines of Miami. A yachtsman, he enjoyed sailboat racing. He was a member of the Key Largo Anglers Club; the Cruising Club of America; and the Coral Reef, Biscayne Bay, Coral Gables, and New York yacht clubs. He is survived by his wife, Muffie; three sons; a daughter; a brother; and four grandchildren.

James C. Elder '52, of Altamonte Springs, Fla.; May 22, 2001. He was retired from the U.S. Navy and the data systems division of Litton.

Robert A. Marsello '52, of East Greenwich, R.I.; April 3. He was president of Imperial Pearl Co. in Providence for forty years until he retired in 1994. He was a member of the Jewelry Board of Trade, the Jewelry and Silversmiths Association, and the 24 Carat Club. The former board chairman of the Moses Brown School, he served on the board of the Narragansett Council and the Boy Scouts of America. He was also past president of RIArc and the J. Arthur Trudeau Center in Warwick. A member of the Warwick Country Club, he was a trustee of St. Gregory the Great Church in Warwick and a founding member of the Shuss Boomer Club. He was a gardener and skier. He is survived by his wife, Jane, 151 Pine Glen Dr., East Greenwich 02818; two sons; a daughter; a sister; and four grandchildren.

John A. Sarson III '52, of Brockton and Wareham, Mass.; Feb. 21, after a long illness. He was a retired athletic director and coach. He coached football for more than thirty seasons at Milton, Plymouth, and Brockton high schools in Massachusetts, and also coached the semiprofessional Whitman Town Team and Brockton Pros. He served as athletic director in Brockton for seventeen years, during which the number of athletic programs rose from thirteen to 100. He was instrumental in implementing Title IX, the federal law requiring equal opportunity for women in education, and was voted athletic director of the year in 1985, the year before he retired. He was a hall-of-fame inductee at Plymouth and Brockton high schools. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he witnessed the effects of the atom bomb on Hiroshima. At Brown he lettered as a defensive back, playing his best game, against Princeton, with a broken jaw. He was a member of the undefeated 1945 football team at Brockton High. He enjoyed antiquing and visiting Pinehurst Beach in Wareham, Mass. He is survived by his wife, Patricia, 117 Pinehurst Dr., Wareham 02571; three sons; two daughters; and nine grandchildren.

Lester F. Williams Jr.'52, of Nashville, Tenn.; March 4, after a long illness. He was a professor of surgery at Vanderbilt and chief of surgery at St. Thomas Hospital. He was awarded the Faculty Teaching Award by surgical residents at Vanderbilt in 1993, 1994, and 2000. He served as chief of surgery at the Nashville Veterans Administration Medical Center from 1985 to 1989 and as residency program coordinator at the Vanderbilt School of Medicine from 1987 to 1995. He previously served as chairman of surgery and residency program director at Boston University. He was active in numerous medical societies, edited several books, and authored dozens of book chapters and journal articles. He served as a surgeon in the U.S. Air Force and is survived by his wife, Sara Jayne, 1023 Foxwood Rd., Nashville 37215.

Robert A. Young '52, of Westport, Conn.; April 3, 2001, of an aneurysm. He was a semiretired engineer. He spent many years taking care of his late wife, who had Alzheimer's disease. He enjoyed exercising and cooking and was active in his Catholic parish. He is survived by a son, John, 50 Prospect St., Greenwich, Conn. 06830; and five daughters.

Norinne Braun Clark '53, of Scotch Plains, N.J.; April 30, 2001.

John Nalbandian '54, of Boston; March 27, unexpectedly. He was a professor of periodontology at the University of Connecticut from 1969 until his retirement, when he was named professor emeritus. A researcher in the field of academic dentistry, he also helped develop the University of Connecticut Health Center into a nationally recognized facility. He previously chaired the operative dentistry department at Harvard. He was a gardener and animal lover and is survived by his wife, Carolyn; a brother, Jack, 595 Algonquin Dr., Warwick, R.I. 02888; a stepson; and a sister.

James R. Driscoll '57, of East Longmeadow, Mass.; Dec. 21, 2000.

Monte E. Wetzler '57, of New York City and Essex, Conn.; March 27, of complications related to Shy-Drager syndrome. He was a partner in the corporate department of Brown, Raysman, Millstein, Felder & Steiner. He was previously a partner at Regan, Goldfarb, Heller, Wetzler & Quinn; Breed, Abbott & Morgan; and Whittman, Breed, Abbott & Morgan. He received the Service Award of the Practicing Law Institute and was a member of the American, New York State, New York City, and California bar associations. He also served as general counsel, executive vice president, and chief financial officer of Damson Oil Corp. He was a member of the Law Review at the University of Virginia and was elected to the Order of the Coif. He is survived by his wife, Sally Elsas, 85 River Rd., Essex 06426; and a son, Andrew '90, 509 S. Gramercy Pl., #6, Los Angeles 90020.

Kendall Eisenbrey Chew '59, of Rosemont, Pa.; Dec. 29, of ALS. After raising her children she taught middle-school art at Agnes Irwin School and taught yoga to high-schoolers and adults. In 1984 she went into partnership with Philadelphia artist John Formicola, starting an antiques business specializing in 18th- and 19th-century fine art and miniature furniture. She participated in art and antiques shows throughout the eastern seaboard for the next fifteen years. She was a volunteer for the Devon Horse Show, the Planter's Garden Club, and Agnes Irwin, where she was an active alumna and a member of the board of trustees. She was director of the Tuesday Afternoon Dancing Class from 1975 until her death. She is survived by her husband, William; a daughter; a son; her mother; three grandchildren; and a brother.

Fourtin "Buc" Powell '59, of Rockport, Maine; March 19, of melanoma of the esophagus. He was director of the Midcoast Regional Planning Commission in Rockland, Maine, until he retired, after which he was a consultant to area towns. His lifelong passion was restoring and sailing small boats. He also obtained a captain's license for commercial vessels. He was a member of the Rockland Comprehensive Planning Commission and treasurer of the Rockland Historical Society. He was also involved in the expansion of the Rockland City Library. Once chosen as the local citizen of the month, he served as newsletter editor for Train Riders/Northeast and participated in efforts to establish a local children's museum. He volunteered at the children's tent at Rockland's Lobster Festival for more than twelve years. He also helped refurbish the Lincoln Street Arts Center and build a community playground. He served eight years on active and reserve duty in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his wife, Shirley, 5 Kerygma Dr., Rockport 04856; and two sisters.

Frank W. Stockwell Jr. '59, of Proctorsville, Vt., and Boston; March 9, of leukemia. He was an engineer licensed in Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Ohio, and Florida. He worked for Post Road Iron Works in Greenwich, Conn., before he retired in 1999. He previously worked for the American Institute of Steel Construction, where he helped establish the organization's manual for steel construction and its specifications for the design, fabrication, and erection of structural steel for buildings. He was a life member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. A patron of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, he was also affiliated with the Gethsemane Episcopal Church in Proctorsville. An avid golfer, he was a charter member of the Windham (Vt.) Golf Club and a member of the Osprey Cove Golf Club in St. Mary's, Ga. He is survived by his wife, Lee, Apt. G, 7 Follen St., Boston 02116; his mother, Margaret; two sons; a daughter; a stepson; a stepdaughter; two brothers; a sister; and five grandchildren.

1960s

William Burten '63, of Larchmont, N.Y.; Feb. 19. He was a psychiatrist in private practice and a consultant for institutions in West-chester, N.Y. He is survived by his wife, Katharine, 15 Linden Ave., Larchmont 10538; a daughter; and a son.

Thomas E. Doyle '63, of Brandon, Fla.; Feb. 8. He was a retired salesman and preacher of the Gospel. At the time he became ill, he was a writer and a student of classical Greek and was studying for a master's degree. A member of the First Baptist Church of Brandon, he served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and with the naval reserves until 1992, retiring with the rank of captain. He is survived by his wife, Janice, 701 Sylvan Dr. East, Brandon 33510; three sons; a daughter; and a brother.

Jack Shronts '63, of Little Torch Key, Fla.; March 17, unexpectedly, of complications from cancer. He practiced internal medicine in Minneapolis for thirty years. An avid sailor and reader, he is survived by his wife, Barbara; two daughters; a stepson; a sister; a brother; and a grandson.

William A. Lemire '64, of St. Louis; April 16, of a heart attack while exercising at a gym. He was president of Environmental Controls & Abatement, a firm dealing with asbestos removal and ecological soil sampling and characterization. He previously founded and served as president of Polymer Products Inc. At Brown he was selected for the NCAA all-American lacrosse team and was cocaptain of the 1964 Brown squad. Also a halfback on the football team, he received the Class of 1910 Trophy awarded to the team's most valuable player. He was president of Delta Kappa Epsilon and a member of the Inter-Fraternity Council, ROTC, and many campus organizations. In high school he was president of the student council, cocaptain of the football team, and trombone player in the all-state band. He is survived by his wife, Yvonne; his former wife, Polly '64; four children, including Katie '89; two brothers, including Tom '69, 17100 Gillette Ave., Irvine, Calif. 92614; and a sister.

Laurance A. Read '65, of South Dartmouth, Mass., Jan. 8, of a heart attack. He was director of logistics planning and engineering at Staples, Inc. He was also managing partner of William Rodman Associates, a real-estate corporation that develops historic landmarks. He previously served as an executive at Howard Johnson and StrideRite, and had been interim president of Hood Sailmakers. He was a member of Sigma Chi and commodore of the Brown Yacht Club. As a U.S. Navy lieutenant he served aboard the destroyer USS Renshaw during the Vietnam War. An avid cruising and racing sailor, he was a member of the New Bedford Yacht Club. He had been on the boards of Child and Family Service, the Waterfront Historic League, and the Old Dartmouth Historical Society, and had served as president of the New Bedford Whaling Museum from 1995 to 1997. He is survived by his wife, Carol Ann Nelson, 26 Summer St., South Dartmouth 02748; a daughter; a brother; and a sister.

James M. Collier Jr. '69, of Conyngham, Pa.; Nov. 23, of cancer. A banker, he held positions with the office of the comptroller of the currency in New York City; First Eastern Bank in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; and, most recently, the First Union National Bank corporate headquarters in Charlotte, N.C. He was previously vice president and senior credit officer at BT Securities Corp., a subsidiary of Bankers Trust Co. He joined Bankers Trust in New York City in 1974 as country officer for the Philippines. He then served as director of the Lending Officer Training Program and senior credit officer in the bank's global trading department. He was a captain in the U.S. Army Field Artillery Ballistic Missile Unit in Germany from 1969 to 1972. A motorcyclist, he was an instructor for many years with the Motorcycle Safety Foundation and was named instructor of the year in New York and North Carolina. He recently received a ten-year service award from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's motorcyclesafety program. He is survived by his father, James Sr.; a sister, Mary Champlin, 2448 Sawbury Blvd., Columbus, Ohio 43235; and a nephew.

1970s

Jean Dow Reed Haynes '71, '71 A.M., of New York City; March 31. A lawyer, she retired in 2001 to focus on entrepreneurial interests as president of J.R. Haynes and on her work on the board of the All Stars Project. She was previously president of the American Judicature Society from 1999 to 2001. She had been a partner of the international law firm of Kirkland & Ellis, founding the firm's New York office in 1990. She tried numerous cases in federal and state courts and served as an international arbitrator and mediator. She is survived by her partner, Robert B. Levy, and her mother, Arlene Dow.

Richard M. Gillis '75, of Wilmington, Mass.; May 17, 2001.

1990s

Manuel A. Trujillo '91, of Houston; April 13, of complications caused by pneumonia. He was a master's student in library science and also worked at the Warwick Hotel in Houston as a bartender, manager, and supervisor. He was an avid gardener and collector of Star Wars memorabilia. He is survived by his mother, Magdalena, P.O. Box 80584, Albuquerque, N.Mex. 87198; two brothers; and two sisters.

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Winston M. Manning '33 Ph.D., of, Urbana, Ill.; March 3. He retired in 1972 from Argonne National Laboratory, where he'd served as acting director, associate laboratory director, and director of the chemical division. He was part of a group of scientists that discovered the radioactive chemical elements einsteinium and fermium. He was previously division director of the University of Chicago's metallurgical laboratory for three years. He was a member of the U.S. delegation to the 1955 International Conference on Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy in Geneva, Switzerland. A fellow of the American Nuclear Society and a member of the American Chemical Society, he coauthored The Transuranium Elements (1949) and various scientific articles. He was on the board of editors of the Journal of Inorganic and Nuclear Chemistry. Sigma Xi.

Charles R. Witschonke '41 Ph.D., of Avon, Conn.; Feb. 17. He was research manager at the American Cyanamid Co. for many years, later transferring to the Stamford Laboratory. After retiring he did consulting work. He was active on the Master Association Board and the Public Works Committee in Farmington Woods in Avon. He was a major force in the transfer of the Farmington Woods Water Co. from the supervision of a Pennsylvania insurance company to the Avon Water Co. He played doubles tennis and enjoyed bowling. During World War II he worked for the Department of the U.S. Navy in the Anacostia Research Lab in Washington, D.C., and in Chicago. An Eagle Scout, he is survived by his wife, June; three sons; two daughters; thirteen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; his stepmother; and three stepsisters.

Robert C. Taylor '47 Ph.D., of Ann Arbor, Mich.; Sept. 27. He was a professor emeritus of chemistry at the University of Michigan.

Robert C. Meacham '49 Ph.D., of St. Petersburg, Fla.; Feb. 19. He was a mathematics professor and founding faculty member of Eckerd College. In 1960 he joined Florida Presbyterian College, which became Eckerd College in 1972. During his thirty-three years on the faculty, he served as president of the local American Association of University Professors and as Florida governor of the American Mathematical Association. He coached the Eckerd tennis team for several years during the 1970s. A U.S. Navy lieutenant during World War II, he served as a radar, torpedo, and gunnery officer aboard the submarine Picuda during six war patrols in the Pacific from 1944 to 1945. He received two Silver Stars, a Bronze Star, and a letter of commendation. After the war, he taught at the Carnegie Institute of Technology and the University of Florida. In 1966 he studied the emerging field of computer science at Stanford under a National Science Foundation grant. He had been an elder at Lakeview Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife, Katharine; two daughters; a son; a sister; and four grandchildren.

Patrick Leehey '50 Ph.D., of Swampscott, Mass.; March 4, of pancreatic cancer. He was a professor emeritus at MIT. He taught there for twenty-eight years starting in 1964, when he was named an associate professor in the departments of naval architecture and mechanical engineering. He founded the university's Acoustics and Vibration Laboratory and taught numerous graduate courses on flow noise, boundary layer theory, hydrofoil and propeller theory, acoustics, and structural vibration. In retirement he continued to teach at MIT's Edgerton Center. He came to MIT after a twenty-two-year career in the U.S. Navy, where he rose to the rank of captain. He was a design superintendent at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Wash., from 1956 to 1958. He also headed the Acoustics and Vibration Laboratory at the David Taylor Model Basin. He was key to the development of the naval hydrofoil craft at the Office of Naval Research in Washington, D.C. He received the Gold Medal Award from the American Society of Naval Engineers for his work in ship silencing. A World War II veteran, he served aboard the USS Washington and the USS Wisconsin, seeing action in the third battle of Savo Island, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa. He was active in the Greater Lynn Photographic Association, the Whiting Club, and the First Church in Swampscott. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, 48 Bellevue Rd., Swampscott 01907; four sons; two daughters; a brother; and seven grandchildren.

E. Burrows Smith '50 Ph.D., of Huntington Woods, Mich.; Feb. 14. He was a professor emeritus at Wayne State University, where he'd worked for thirty-four years, serving as a professor of French, chairman of the department of romance and German languages and literatures, acting vice president and provost, associate dean of the college of liberal arts, associate provost for academic administration, and assistant to the vice president for academic administration. He was former president of the Wayne State chapter of the American Association of University Professors and former vice president of the Alliance Franaise de Detroit. The French government awarded him the Chevalier, Ordre des Palmes Acad}miques in 1970. He was president of the Royal Oak Citizens Council for Better Schools and served on the Royal Oak Board of Education. He was also a member of the Metropolitan Detroit World Affairs Council, the metropolitan Detroit Great Decision Program, the North Woodward Human Rights Association, the Huntington Woods Human Rights Association, and the Torch Club of Detroit. He joined the U.S. Army four months before the attack on Pearl Harbor and was assigned to counterintelligence. He served in Algeria, England, France, and Germany during World War II, receiving a Bronze Star, the French Croix de Guerre, the Belgian Croix de Guerre, and the Belgian Order of Leopold with Palm. He left active service in 1947 as a captain. He is survived by his wife, Dorothea; a daughter, Maggie, 125 Gretna Green Ct., Alexandria, Va. 22304; a son; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Myron C. Smith '50 Ph.D., of Malibu, Calif.; Oct. 8, of complications from Parkinson's disease. He was a physicist at the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, Calif., from 1956 to 1969. He later worked for IBM. He presented and published numerous papers on the navigational systems of satellites and on underwater sound absorption. He taught engineering for the U.S. Navy at Princeton during World War II. A choral singer, he also played the early keyboard works of Bach and restored an early Kirchmann harpsichord. He enjoyed exploring the ancient sites of Greece. He is survived by his wife, Betty '49 A.M., 3270 Sumac Ridge Dr., Malibu 90265; a son; two daughters; a brother; and six grandchildren.

Richard G. Eaton '52 Sc.M., of Exton, Pa. He was a retired physicist at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland.

James J. McKee '58 Sc.M. of Media, Pa.; Oct. 8. He was an employee of GlaxoSmithKline for twenty-three years, retiring as director of drug development for infectious disease in 1985. He also did consulting work. A U.S. Army veteran, he served in Germany, Austria, and Italy from 1954 to 1956. He was a member of many scientific and professional associations. A member of the Universalist Church of Delaware County for thirty-four years, he was a former board member there. He enjoyed classical music, gourmet cooking, and reading history books and biographies. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Peterson McKee '60, 38 Carriage Dr., Media 19063; three sons; a sister; and a grandson.

Barbara Higgins Einarsson '60 M.A.T. (see '45).

Carroll T. White '62 Ph.D., of San Diego; Feb. 20, of complications from a stroke. He was an experimental psychologist who, during a forty-year career, codiscovered a pioneering technique to test human vision. His research, beginning in the 1950s at the Naval Electronics Laboratory in Point Loma, was applied to the fields of military radar, neurology, ophthalmology, and psychology. From 1986 to 1994 he directed the visual electrophysiology clinic at the Boyden-White Vision Laboratory in San Diego. He also served as a consultant to the San Diego Eye Center and the San Diego Eye Bank. He received several patents, including one for the 1969 discovery of a new method to diagnose the severity of vision loss by recording changes in electrical energy when the brain reacts to blurred or sharply focused images. He was awarded another patent for improving the operation of cathode-ray tube displays. He established a laboratory for biosystems engineering that became one of the first of its kind in the country to acquire electronic equipment for brain research. He researched cortical brain activity, visual acuity, and the perception of time, color, and space. He was named a Headliner of the Year in 1977 by the San Diego Press Club. Twenty years later he was honored at a Monterey symposium of the International Society for Clinical Visual Electrophysiology. He was affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and was a clinical professor at UC San Diego. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he commanded a small supply ship based in San Francisco. He enjoyed playing piano and was a former board member of the San Diego Youth Orchestra. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte; two sons; and two grandsons.

Alan C. Greene '64 Ph.D., of Bakersfield, Calif.; June 13, 2001.

Margaret Rickett Cranmer '67 M.A.T. (see '39).

Daniel T. Dusenberry Jr. '69 M.A.T., of Boonville, Calif.; Feb. 17, 2000.

Thomas D. Feehan '70 Ph.D., of Falmouth, Mass.; March 19. He was a professor emeritus of philosophy at the College of the Holy Cross, where he'd taught for thirty years. He is survived by his wife, Alice; two sisters; and nine nieces and nephews.

Jean Dow Reed Haynes '71 A.M. (see '71).

Peter M. Griffin '79 Ph.D., of Fall River, Mass.; March 26. He taught at several colleges, including Skidmore, MIT, Brown, and, most recently, Bristol Community College and RISD. He published two biographical books on Ernest Hemingway. Along with Youth: Hemingway, the Early Years (1985, Oxford University Press), which began as his dissertation, was internationally translated. Less Than a Treason: Hemingway in Paris (1980, Oxford) was a Pulitzer Prize nominee and earned Griffin a National Endowment for the Humanities grant. He was working on a book on the life and times of Vincent Van Gogh. He also authored several publications, editorials, and journals. He is survived by his wife, Penelope; a son; and a grandson. Faculty

George F. Carrier, of Wayland, Mass.; March 8, of cancer. A professor emeritus at Harvard who was a renowned applied mathematician, he came to Brown as an assistant professor in 1946 and was named professor two years later. During his time at Brown he participated in a U.S. Air Force program to review all literature in the field of supersonic flow. He went to Harvard in 1952 and twenty years later was named the T. Jefferson Coolidge Professor of Applied Mathematics. President George H.W. Bush presented him with the National Medal of Sciences, the nation's highest scientific award, in 1990. Carrier authored the mathematical texts Functions of a Complex Variable: Theory and Technique, Ordinary Differential Equations, and Partial Differential Equations: Theory and Technique. He was an associate editor of the Journal of Fluid Mechanics, the Quarterly of Applied Mathematics, and the SIAM Journal of Applied Mathematics. He is survived by his wife, Mary, and three sons.

Edward G. Hail (see '49).

Hugo Taussig, of Providence; April 29. He was a retired psychiatrist and a professor of medicine at Brown. He helped establish the medical school and joined its department of human behavior in 1973. He supervised medical students, psychiatric residents, psychology interns, and social-work students, and was a group leader in the Program in Liberal Medical Education. He had also been book-review editor of the Rhode Island Medical Journal. Former chair of the Rhode Island and American psychiatric associations, he served on the Governor's Council on Mental Health and the Professional Advising Committee of Hospice. He also consulted with public assistance offices and nonprofit agencies and lobbied for the establishment of living wills and the long-term care of the elderly. He is survived by his wife, Marguerite; a nephew; and an uncle.





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04/07/08
 
JUST CHECKING THE NAME OF ROBERT B. LEVY. (WAS PARTNER TO JEAN DOW REED HAYNES) IS ROBERT LEVY SAME AS ROBERT LEVY WHO LIVED IN CHICAGO AND WENT TO MARSHAL HIGH. AGE APPROX. 73 YEARS OLD.
 
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11/28/10
 
Richard G. Eaton '52 Sc.M., of Exton, Pa. He was a retired physicist at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland.  
 
I found this notation in your obituaries and wondered if you have another information about Richard and his Naval career.
 
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