1920sSarah Grossman Goldman-Kuh ’26, ’29 A.M., of Canton, Mass.; Oct. 3. She was a retired Providence public school teacher with a longtime passion for Shakespeare. She is survived by a son, a daughter, and three grandchildren.
Marjorie Knopp Schor Golden ’27, of West Hartford, Conn.; Sept. 29. She retired after a ten-year career in the Connecticut department of motor vehicles and then worked for thirty years as a legal assistant. She was a longtime member of Temple Beth Israel in West Hartford. An active alumna, she is survived by a son, a daughter, six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and a brother.
Stephen Hall ’28, of Cocoa, Fla.; Oct. 15. He was a real estate salesman until he retired in 1991. From 1967 to 1975 he owned the Oceanside Steak House in Cocoa Beach. For seventeen years he was division sales manager and advertising manager for Standard Products Co., a manufacturer of automotive parts in Cleveland. Before that he spent twenty years producing and directing sales, marketing, and advertising programs in New York City advertising agencies and manufacturing corporations. During World War II, on leave from the Gulf Oil Corp., he was regional chief of the special projects salvage branch of the War Production Board. At Brown he was editor of the Brown Daily Herald and captain of the cross-country team. A member of the Cocoa Beach Community Church, he is survived by his wife, Alverda, a son, a daughter, two stepsons, a stepdaughter, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
1930sAlta M. Bumpus ’30, of Plymouth, Mass.; Sept. 25. She was a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps during World War II. She enjoyed traveling within the United States and abroad and is survived by two grandnieces and a grandnephew.
Norman E. Searle ’30, of Hockessin, Del.; Aug. 2. He was a research scientist in the DuPont Co.’s central research department from 1934 until he retired in 1970. He then cofounded a poetry-writing group, and a book of his poetry, To Catch a Star, was privately published in 1998. A member of the American Chemical Society and the American Society of Plant Physiologists, he was a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of Sigma Xi and Phi Lambda Upsilon. He published many papers in the fields of organic chemistry and plant physiology and received more than forty patents. He was a founding member and sixty-year participant in a scientific discussion group. He enjoyed oil painting, photography, and playing the piano. He was active in the Second Baptist Church of Wilmington for more than sixty years. He is survived by three daughters, including Barbara Sparks, P.O. Box 91, Rockport, Mass. 01966; a son; son-in-law John Sparks ’63; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two brothers, including Gordon ’41.
John G. Dean ’31, ’36 Sc.M., of Fort Collins, Colo.; Nov. 5, 2002. He was director of Dean Associates, his own consulting firm. During a long career as a chemist, he served as director of research and development at the Permutit Co., as well as chairman of the science department at Sarah Lawrence College, senior fellow at the Mellon Institute, head of the industrial chemicals section at the International Nickel Co., and director of research at Columbia Univ. He patented the first separation of isotopes by ion exchange and exhibited the accomplishment at the 1939 World’s Fair. He is survived by a son and two daughters.
Marion Weinberg Rider Levin ’31, of Aventura, Fla.; Aug. 23. She was a civic leader in the Newburgh, N.Y., area. She is survived by two sons, five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Ruth Reid Carr ’32, of Millbury, Mass.; Aug. 11. She was the retired owner of the Ruth Carr Boutique. A former Girl Scout leader, she was active in the Brown Alumni Association. She is survived by three daughters, three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and her former husband.
Mary Louise Hinckley Record ’37, of Scarborough, Maine; Oct. 16. She was manager of Sea-Ward on the Ocean Front, a bed-and-breakfast at Pine Point in Scarborough. In 2001 she was among the first residents of Piper Shores in Scarborough. She was named assistant vice president for Pembroke in 1956 and served as an administrative officer at Brown until she retired in 1974. A longtime member of the Rhode Island Committee of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission, she was on the board of the John Hope Settlement House in Providence and in 1997 received the John Hope Award from Brown. She served on the board of Maine Medical Center and volunteered in the hospital’s emergency room and special-care unit, recently working with radiation-therapy patients. In May she was recognized for having volunteered at the hospital more than 5,000 hours. A member of the Blue Point Congregational Church in Scarborough, she served as treasurer, clerk, chair of the stewardship committee, newspaper editor, and author of a recently published history of the church and a volume of her own memoirs. She had been active in the Beneficent Congregational Church in Providence. While at Pembroke she wrote for the Providence Journal and, upon graduation, became director of the Pembroke and Brown news bureaus. A native of Fall River, Mass., she served as organist for several churches there and was an accompanist for her sister, a concert violinist. She is survived by two sons, including N. Burgess Record ’65, 92 Fenderson Hill, Wilton, Maine 04294; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister. She was the wife of the late Nelson ’35.
Richard L. Walsh ’37, of Sandwich, N.H.; Aug. 7. He practiced law in Washington, D.C., with the firm of Corcoran, Foley, Youngman & Rowe until he retired in 1976. He was previously with the firm of Camalier and Buckley. He was president of the Bureau of Rehabilitation of the National Capital Area from 1963 to 1965 and was an advance man on the presidential campaigns of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. A member of the Brown Club of Washington, he received the Brown Bear Award and was head class agent. He was also a member of the Georgetown Club, the University Club, the National Press Club, and Phi Delta Phi. He was on the board of the Sandwich Visiting Nurse Association and the Sandwich Fair Association. A U.S. Army engineer during World War II, he is survived by his wife, Bunty, two sons, a daughter, a stepdaughter, and several grandchildren.
Thomas R. Huckins ’38, of Concord, Mass.; Oct. 9. He was business manager of Middlesex School in Concord for thirty-four years. He started his career as an executive with the Boy Scouts of America, then served in the U.S. Army, attaining the rank of captain in the counterintelligence service. He was former chairman of the Massachusetts Association of Non-Profit Schools and Colleges, president of the Military Intelligence Association of New England, member of the Concord Chamber of Commerce, and director of Concord Family Service, Concord-Carlisle Community Chest, and the Concord chapter of the American Red Cross. He was a trustee of Middlesex Savings Bank for nearly thirty years and was on the board of the New England Deaconess Association. A mason, he was a former member of Corinthian Lodge in Concord. He was former president of the Concord Rotary Club and was active in his Rotary district and in the Rotary Foundation. In 2003 he was presented with a citation for fifty years of Rotary Club perfect attendance. Delta Tau Delta. He is survived by two daughters; a granddaughter; a great-grandson; a brother, Robert ’48, ’50 A.M., 19404 Camino del Aguila, Escondido, Calif. 02925; and three nieces and nephews, including Gordon ’79, ’81 A.M.
1940sWilliam A. Leonard Jr. ’41, of Greensboro, N.C.; Oct. 1. He practiced internal medicine in Greensboro, N.C., for many years until he retired in 1978. He initiated the first twenty-four-hour emergency room service at Moses Cone Hospital and was a former board member of the Evergreens Nursing Home. He previously practiced in Oil City, Pa. A captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during World War II, he was stationed at Camp Carlisle in Pennsylvania. A Civil War buff, his hobbies included genealogy and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Ann; six sons; three daughters; twenty-five grandchildren; a great-grandson; and a brother, Donald ’55, 36 Basswood Ave., Providence 02908.
William Paterson ’41, of San Francisco; Sept. 3, of lung cancer. He acted for three decades with the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. He joined the company in 1967, appearing over the years in such shows as Long Day’s Journey into Night, You Can’t Take It with You, The Gin Game, Pygmalion, and Home, as well as in a production of The Matchmaker that toured the Soviet Union. He originated the role of Scrooge in the company’s A Christmas Carol and played the part for fourteen seasons. His final performance for the company was in Mary Stuart in 1998 . He joined Sock and Buskin at Brown and spent his undergraduate summers acting in summer stock in Pennsylvania. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he served nine months of combat duty as a liaison officer with the 110th Infantry Regiment in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Germany and received the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, and five battle stars. After the war he spent twenty years with the Cleveland Play House. In his 1997 autobiography, Solid Seasons, he wrote: “A tantalizing phrase for stage actors is ‘continuous employment.’ I have achieved that elusive goal for forty-five years by eschewing Broadway and staying put at two regional theaters.” He is survived by a daughter and a sister.
Margaret Turner Kelly ’42, of Marengo, Ill.; Sept. 4. A substitute teacher for many years, she was a former member of the McHenry County Mental Health Board and the Marengo Public Library Board. She was also a bridge instructor and former secretary at the Marengo Park District. She also enjoyed golfing. She is survived by three sons, two daughters, nine grandchildren, and a sister.
Theodore P. Malinowski ’42, of Annapolis, Md.; March 15, 2002, of pancreatic cancer. He retired in 1981 from the inventory division of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C. He was previously vice president of marketing at Alcolac in Baltimore and had worked for Monsanto Chemical and A.E. Staley Co. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a gunnery officer and as supervisor of the laboratory at the Naval Mine Depot in Yorktown, Va. He enjoyed fishing, boating, and gardening. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, 803 Coxswain Way, #108, Annapolis 21401; a son; a daughter; a granddaughter; a brother; and a sister.
Kenneth A. Brown ’47, of Adamstown, Md.; Aug. 16. He retired after a thirty-eight-year career at U.S. Steel, where he was a project engineer on the construction of several steel mills. He then established Brown Consulting Service. He became a church organist at the age of fourteen. He restored several antique Ford cars, including a 1942 Woody. A member of the Early Ford V8 Club of America, he was past president of the Pittsburgh and Nashville, Tenn., chapters and was national club adviser for 1941 and 1942 models. He recently completed a book on Ford V8 models from 1941 to 1948. He is survived by his wife, Mary, three sons, and two grandsons.
Samuel W. Leonard ’48, of Ponca City, Okla.; Sept. 15. He retired as a senior executive at Conoco after thirty-five years with the company, twenty-four of them overseas. In retirement he established Leonard and Associates, became CEO of Security Bank and Trust Co., and was active in local organizations. At Conoco he worked for six years in Egypt, five in Argentina, five in Libya, two in Spain, and six in the United Arab Emirates, where he was vice president and general manager of Dubai Petroleum Co., a subsidiary of Conoco. Earlier in his career he established the Conoco employee thrift plan. He previously worked at William A. Haskell & Co. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a staff sergeant in the 413th Infantry Regiment. He was decorated for valor and received two Purple Hearts. He was a member of the Elks Lodge, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Oklahoma Heritage Association. He served on the boards of the Ponca City Country Club, the Ponca City Library, the Ponca City Hospital Authority, and the Cimarron Broadband Project. He is survived by a sister.
Barbara Maskell Rosenberg ’49, of Swampscott, Mass., and Boynton Beach, Fla.; Sept. 18, from complications of Parkinson’s disease and multiple-system atrophy. She was administrator of continuing education at North Shore Community College in Beverly, Mass., from 1975 to 1980. She was previously director of Head Start in Danvers, Mass., from 1973 to 1975. She was director of counseling at Champlain College in Burlington, Vt., from 1970 to 1971. She had also been a preschool teacher in Revere, Mass., and a religious-school teacher at Temple Emanu-El in Marblehead, Mass., where she initiated a Holocaust studies program. A life member of the temple’s Sisterhood, she was a member of Hadassah and the North Shore Women’s Committee of Brandeis Univ. She is survived by her husband, Allan ’46; three sons, Lawrence ’72, John ’74, and Arthur ’82; a daughter, Nancy ’76; and nine grandchildren.
Richard Ferenbach ’50, of Morristown, N.J.; Aug. 8, of cancer. He was president and director of Leon-Ferenbach Inc., a textile firm based in Johnson City, Tenn. A past president of the Point O’Woods Association, he was a member of the Morris County Golf Club, the Anglers Club of New York, and the Hillsboro Club of Florida. He is survived by his wife, Patricia, 31 Springbrook Rd., Morristown 07960; a daughter, Claire Ferenbach Whelan ’81; a son; seven grandchildren; and a brother.
Richard B. Phillips ’50, of Ocean View, Del.; Oct. 29, after a long illness. He retired after many years as a real estate broker in Washington, D.C. At Brown he was an Olympic-level high jumper, winning awards at the Melrose Games, the Penn Relays, and the Irish and English Times. He was inducted into the Brown Hall of Fame in 1971 and is listed in the Encyclopedia of Sports. He is survived by his wife, Eileen, two daughters, a son, two grandsons, and a sister.
Kenneth S. Sisson ’50, of Newton, Mass.; Oct. 4, suddenly. He ran his own structural steel company until he retired twelve years ago and served as president of the Structural Steel Fabricators of New England. He was a member of the Harvard Institute for Learning for the Retired. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and an avid supporter of Brown. He served as president of Temple Ohabei Shalom in Brookline, Mass., from 1988 to 1990. He enjoyed chamber music, opera, and theater. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; a son; a daughter, Jocelyn ’79; five grandchildren; and a brother.
A. Richard Swenson ’50, of Lakewood, Ill.; Aug. 14, of complications from myelofibrosis, a bone marrow disease. He was a self-employed architect for twenty-three years. He previously worked for architecture firms in Detroit and in Syracuse, N.Y. He was on the planning commission of the city of Wheeling, Ill., in the 1970s. A member of the Biltmore Country Club and the American Institute of Architects, he enjoyed golfing. He served in the U.S. Navy for two years and is survived by his wife, Shirley, 9527 Georgetown Ln., Lakewood 60014; four sons; four daughters; a stepson; three stepdaughters; thirty-seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister; and a brother.
Walter R. Turowski ’50, of Santa Monica Canyon, Calif.; Sept. 18, of complications from a bicycle accident. He was an engineer at Douglas Corp. for twenty years and at Xerox for twenty years. He was active in protecting the Santa Monica Canyon environment.
Frank J. Centazzo ’51, of Warwick, R.I.; Aug. 14. He was assistant director of the Rhode Island Department of Elderly Affairs for twenty-five years. He previously chaired the Bristol Housing Authority, which under his direction built twenty-three public housing projects. He was the first to receive the John E. Fogarty Award. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he survived the sinking of the USS Indianapolis. Before abandoning ship, he and two others collected codebooks and restricted documents and placed them in a weighted bag, ensuring that the Japanese would never discover them. Of the 800 men who abandoned ship, only 317 survived in the shark-infested waters. Centazzo received two Purple Hearts: one after the July 30, 1945, sinking, and the other after an earlier kamikaze attack on the ship. A lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans, he was former Rhode Island commander of the Italian American War Veterans and a frequent speaker at the Naval War College in Newport, R.I. He is survived by his wife, Rhoda, 16 Juniper Hill Dr., Coventry, R.I. 02816; and two brothers.
Charles W. Scott Jr. ’52, of Stonington, Conn.; Sept. 25, unexpectedly. He was a lab technician at Pfizer Inc. for thirty-five years. A judo teacher, he was a member of the American Athletic Union Judo Association, the Pfizer Players Club, and Pfizer’s Pistol Team. He collected books and Japanese art and belonged to the Ukiyo-e Society of America, a Japanese art association. He was a literacy volunteer. A U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War, he is survived by his wife, Jean, 336 Flanders Rd., Stonington 06378; two daughters; and three grandchildren.
Elga Kron Stulman ’54, of New York City; Sept. 2. She was director of teacher evaluations at Hunter College. She was previously a psychiatric social worker at Jewish Community Services on Long Island. She is survived by her husband, Stephen; three daughters, including Jessica Stulman Sheinman ’81; a son, James ’83; and four grandchildren.
Juan Guillermo “Willy” Luque ’55, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Feb. 24. He worked in the real estate business. Born in Ecuador, he moved to the United States in 1958. He is survived by three sons, including Juan, 4140 Bowling Green Cir., Sarasota, Fla. 34233; a sister; and numerous grandchildren.
Anthony N. Nunes ’55, of Warren, R.I.; Jan. 15, 2003. He was superintendent of postal operations in the Bristol, R.I., post office before retiring in 1985, and had also worked in the Providence and Warren branches. He was a member of the Warren School Committee for twenty-five years. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was past commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 122 and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 13 and past deputy commander of the Rhode Island VFW and the Rhode Island DAV. He was past president of the United Veterans Council of Rhode Island and the Eastern States Conference of the VFW. He had also been a chaplain of American Legion Post 11 and a member of other veterans associations. A former Boy Scout cubmaster in Warren, he was a member of the Portuguese American Club of Warren, the United Brothers Lodge 13 of the International Order of Odd Fellows, the Masonic Lodge in Bristol, the German-American Club, and the Warren Athletics Hall of Fame. He was a former member of the East Bay Mental Health board, the Governor’s Advisory Board for the Bristol Veterans Home, and the Sowams Fire Co. A communicant of St. Thomas the Apostle Church, he is survived by his wife, Frances, four sons, five daughters, fifteen grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and a sister.
Edward A. Fuschetti ’56, of Hershey, Pa.; Jan. 5, 2003. He retired in 1992 as vice president of administration at Whitestone Products in New Jersey. He was previously director of personnel at Signalite and personnel manager at Wheelock Signals. A resident of Madison, N.J., for twenty years, he had been president of the Monmouth County Industrial Safety Council and a guest lecturer in industrial relations at the Rutgers extension school. He was also a Rotary scholar and a member of many organizations, including the Industrial Relations Managers Association of Monmouth County, the American Society for Personnel Administration, and Shore Wildlife. Delta Tau Delta. He is survived by his wife, Nancy, 1740 Tenby Dr., Hershey 17033; two sons; six grandchildren; and a sister.
Edward C. Keyworth Jr. ’56, of Orwigsburg, Pa.; Sept. 20. He owned and operated Collier-Keyworth Co. in Liberty, N.C., for three years before he retired in 1990. He previously owned and operated Pottsville Provisions Co. for ten years. He worked for several years in the General Electric missile and space department and was director of acquisitions at International Utilities Corp. He served on the boards of the Duke Univ. Melanoma Consortium and Union Bank. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. A member of Trinity Episcopal Church, he is survived by his wife, Margaret Hafer Keyworth ’59, a daughter, a son, two grandchildren, and two sisters.
Martin L. Ludington ’56, of St. Croix, V.I.; Nov. 15, 2002, of complications from heart disease. He was director of development at the Missouri Historical Society from 1985 until he retired in 1989. He helped raise $5.8 million for the society’s endowment, installed the museum’s first computer, and helped increase membership. He was previously a trustee of the society for six years. He had also been an account executive at Katz Communications and Metro TV Sales in St. Louis and a regional sales manager at KPLR television. He was a U.S. Navy officer in the Philippines for four years and spent four more years in the Naval Reserve. He founded a literacy fund at the St. Croix Foundation in his wife’s memory. He is survived by a daughter, two sons, two stepsons, and ten grandchildren.
R. King Patterson ’58, of Yachats, Ore.; Aug. 19, of heart failure. He worked in sales and marketing at Manufacturers Bank, Canadian Brewing, Pepsi Cola, and Kaiser Broadcasting. A manager of the Canyon Club, he enjoyed golfing. He is survived by his wife, Valerie Smith, a stepson, and a grandchild.
1960sJohn N. McCamish Jr. ’63, of San Antonio; Aug. 12. He founded the law firm of McCamish, Ingram, Martin & Brown. A life fellow of the San Antonio Bar Association, he was prominent in the San Antonio legal community. He was a member of the Dean’s Round Table at the Univ. of Texas at Austin, where he was also a Keaton fellow. He was president of the Univ. of Texas Alumni Association, where he attended law school, and a member of the Little Field Society. He served on the boards of such corporations as Advanced Extraction Technologies, Geodyne Resources, Fidelity National Bank of Dallas, and the Nix Hospital Group. An avid hunter, he was a member of the Boone and Crockett Club as well as the Argyle Club, the San Antonio Country Club, and the Club Giraud. A captain in the U.S. Air Force from 1966 to 1970, he is survived by his wife, Louella, three daughters, a son, and two grandchildren.
John H. Nielsen ’63, of El Paso, Tex.; Aug. 27, unexpectedly. He taught computer science at Moorhead Junior High School. He previously worked in sales at Burlington, Procter and Gamble, and Bausch and Lomb. During his career he held a number of positions as national account manager. He enjoyed stamp collecting and fantasy football. He is survived by two sons, including Scott, 7661 W. Dead Creek Rd., Baldwinsville, N.Y. 13027; a daughter; seven grandchildren; and a sister.
Geoffrey C. Getman ’65, of Rockland, Maine; Oct. 6. He was an investment manager at Fiduciary Trust Co., Morgan Stanley, and U.S.F.&G. He served in the Vietnam War as a U.S. Army infantry captain and earned a Purple Heart. He collected antiques and fine photography and enjoyed listening to classical music, reading the New York Times, and growing orchids. He is survived by his wife, Judith, and two daughters.
Donald B. Carpenter Jr. ’67, of Washington, D.C.; Aug. 23. He had been director of strategic planning for the U.S. Air Force, serving as senior civilian member of the marketing office since 2000. An officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, he served in the Vietnam War and received a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart before teaching in Quantico, Va.; he attained the rank of captain. In 1975 he began a career in advertising, joining Ogilvy & Mather, which later named him a vice president and placed him in charge of the account-management training program and university recruitment. He later worked at O&M in Toronto, managing accounts for American Express, Campbell Soup, General Foods, Mattel, and Menley James. He became managing director of an O&M subsidiary in 1986. Four years later he was named CEO of South African operations at J. Walter Thompson Advertising International. He was chief operations officer for a subsidiary of that company, responsible for various offices in the Middle East and London, from 1994 to 1999. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne Derouville Carpenter ’68, a son, a daughter, and a brother.
Scott A. Guittarr ’68, of Beverly, Mass.; Nov. 25, 2002, unexpectedly. He was an institutional bond broker for R.W. Pressprich & Co. in Boston. He had previously worked for Kidder Peabody. He was on the board of the Gloucester Cooperative Bank and, in addition, enjoyed boating on the Annisquam River in Gloucester. He is survived by his wife, Gail; three children; his father, Alexander; and a sister.
1970sSeth O. Reed ’76, of Reading, Mass.; July 19, after an illness of several months. He was a consultant in the automotive and heavy truck industry. He had been director of training at MDI Creative of Lincoln, Mass., and had helped launch Inc. magazine. He was on the faculty at Harvard Business School for two years. He also coached for Reading United Soccer. A member of the Quannapowitt Yacht Club of Wakefield, Mass., where he taught sailing, and the New York Yacht Club, he raced sailboats and was a member of Friends of Sandcastles. He is survived by his wife, Deborah, 525 Pearl St., Reading 01867; his father and stepmother; a daughter; a son; and three sisters.
1980sRampaul G. Singh ’83, of Ft. Myers, Fla.; Sept. 3. He was a cardiologist and senior partner at Florida Heart Associates at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife, Namita; his parents, G.B. and Daljit; three children; and a brother.
1990sWilliam H. Carpenter ’97, of Cranford, N.J.; Sept. 6, of injuries sustained in a car accident. He worked in sales and finance. In 1997 he became the first Brown wrestler in thirty years to earn All-American status. He was also named Ivy Wrestler of the Year and received Brown’s Fritz Pollard Award as outstanding male varsity athlete of the year. A four-time All-Ivy selection, an Ivy League Rookie of the Year, and a first-place finisher in the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association tournament, he received the Joe Paterno Award as well. After graduation he was an assistant for the wrestling team. He is survived by his mother, Joanne Cohen; his father, Phillip; three brothers; and two sisters.
G.S.Sarah Grossman Goldman-Kuh ’29 A.M. (see ’26).
John G. Dean ’36 Sc.M. (see ’31).
Irene Douglas Jaworski ’36 Ph.D., of Bethesda, Md.; Sept. 30. She was a pension plan specialist at the U.S. Department of Labor. She was a member of many organizations, including the Bannockburn Civic Association. She is survived by a daughter and three grandchildren.
Donald W. Western ’46 Ph.D., of Lancaster, Pa.; Sept. 17, following a three-week illness. He was a professor and chairman of the mathematics department at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster before he retired in 1980. He was previously an instructor at Brown. He is survived by his wife, Katherine, 38 Girard Ave., Lancaster 17603; three daughters; two sons; and seven grandchildren.
Robert L. Roderick ’51 Ph.D., of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; Aug. 12. He was vice president of Corporate Technology Centers at Hughes Aircraft from 1987 until he retired in 1990. He was previously corporate vice president of Litton Industries Marine Group. He started his career at Hughes in 1955 and became director of engineering for its aerospace group, where he designed global-surveillance, ballistic-missile-defense, and penetration systems. He was also appointed Surveyor program manager and oversaw the flight of Surveyor I in 1966. Earlier in his career he was a staff scientist at Specialties Inc., where he developed and patented the Instantaneous Vertical Speed Indicator, which is standard equipment on most commercial jets today and a mainstay of the aerospace program. He received numerous awards, including the National Space Award Gold Medal and Certificate and the NASA Public Service Award. In 1984 he was inducted into the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Hall of Fame. He was a member of the U.S. Army Defense Preparedness Association, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Phi, and Eta Kappa Nu. He enjoyed playing tennis and golf and was a member of the PGA National Country Club. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he is survived by his wife, Susan, a daughter, a son, two stepchildren, and four grandchildren.
Frank L. McNamara ’52 Ph.D., of Concord, Mass., Aug. 14. He was a consultant at Scientific Applications Inc. in McLean, Va., until he retired in 1989. He previously worked at MIT’s Lincoln Lab in Bedford, Mass., for twenty-six years, where he built the first solid-state computer memory. His later work focused on optical and infrared imaging for military and governmental applications. While at MIT he was an adviser to the Department of Defense and authored many technical papers. He was a member of the Optical Society of America. A golfer, he was a member of the Concord Country Club, the Woods Hole Golf Club, Eastward Ho in Chatham, Mass., and Mariner Sands in Stuart, Fla. He enjoyed gardening, photography, and doing home improvements. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he served as an electronics technician’s mate in the Pacific theater. He is survived by three sons, two daughters, twenty-three grandchildren, and a brother, Robert ’53.
Mary Crowley Mulvey ’53 A.M., of Windham, Maine; Sept. 20. An advocate for the elderly, she cofounded in 1961 the National Council of Senior Citizens, an organization in Washington, D.C., that fought to enact Medicare. That year she was also appointed administrator of the Rhode Island Division on Aging. A delegate to every White House Conference on Aging since 1961, she was appointed by President Carter to the Federal Council on Aging in 1979. She championed the Generic Drug Bill in Rhode Island and led the fight to require bimonthly, unannounced inspections of nursing homes in the state. She had been a consultant to the Federal Housing Agency on the development of elderly housing in Rhode Island. Early in her career she was a high school teacher. She had been director of adult education for the Providence School Department, where she developed booklets to help illiterate adults and immigrants who did not speak English. She retired from that position in 1979. She published several articles in professional journals and gave testimony before congressional committees. A three-time recipient of the Soroptimists Fellowship for research in gerontology, she received many other awards, including the Medicare Award from the National Council of Senior Citizens and Rhode Island Woman of the Year. She enjoyed classical music. She is survived by a nephew.
Rosamond Brown Goldberg ’56 Sc.M., of Newtonville, Mass.; Sept. 8, after a long illness. She was a producer at New TV, a community-access cable station in Newton, Mass., where she worked on news programs about health care reform and a documentary on the religious art of a local rabbi. She was previously a biochemist who participated in early cancer research. She worked for several years at Massachusetts General Hospital in the radioactive-isotope brain-tumor laboratory and later taught science at Milton (Mass.) High School. A longtime member of Temple Ohabei Shalom in Brookline, Mass., she was also a member of Temple Beth Sholom in Hull, Mass. A pianist, she is survived by two daughters and a brother.
Paul M. Denison Jr. ’66 A.M., of Carpinteria, Calif.; Sept. 8, of cancer. He was a teacher and rancher. He spent most of his career at the Cate School in Carpinteria, where he was an English teacher, coach, and administrator, as well as chairman of the board and life trustee. He previously taught at the Crane School in Montecito, Calif., and at the Berkshire School in Massachusetts. He is survived by his wife, Betsy, a son, two daughters, four grandchildren, a brother, a half-brother, and a stepsister.
Frank A. Kartesz ’68 M.A.T., of Ashville, N.Y.; Sept. 28. He had been principal of Iroquois High School for the past three years. He was previously principal of Smethport High, North East High, and Rockwell High. Earlier in his career he taught high school physics and mathematics and taught mathematics at a community college. He was inducted into the Elizabeth-Forward Hall of Fame in 2002. He was founder, builder, and owner of Growers Exchange Greenhouse and Nursery. He also invented the nationally recognized Franko’s Live Bait. He played minor league baseball after high school and was a prospective recruit of the Philadelphia Phillies. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, and hunting. A member of Lakewood Baptist Church, he is survived by his wife, Coralie; his mother, Louise; two sons; a daughter; three grandchildren; two brothers; and four sisters.
William M. Haney II ’69 M.A.T., of Centerville, Mass.; Aug. 21. He was a housemaster, a chemistry and oceanography teacher, and a golf, hockey, and sailing coach at Portsmouth Abbey School for thirty years. He was previously an industrial chemist at Kaiser Aluminum. A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, he enjoyed sailing, golfing, and reading. He is survived by his wife, Irene, two sons, a daughter, five grandchildren, and a sister.
Norman E. Higbie ’72 G.S., of Providence; Sept. 29. He retired in 2001 as an economist and transportation and business planner. He was a member of the American Institute of Planners and St. Martin’s Episcopal Church. He did graduate work at Brown but did not complete a degree. He is survived by his wife, Margaret “Robin” Higbie, 163 Cole Ave., Providence 02906; a son; a daughter; a granddaughter; and a brother.
FacultyElise M. Coletta, of Pawtucket, R.I.; Oct. 1, at age forty-seven. An associate professor of family medicine, she was chief of gerontology and former president of the medical staff at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. She was also associate medical director of the Medicare program at Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Rhode Island and medical director of Memorial’s home-care program. She was on the faculty for almost twenty years, publishing articles in medical journals and textbooks and lecturing on such topics as osteoporosis and hormone-replacement therapy. She was twice named teacher of the year at Memorial Hospital. Rhode Island Monthly voted her a top doctor in geriatrics five times in the past six years. She was a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Medical Association, the American Medical Women’s Association, the Rhode Island Medical Society, and the Rhode Island Women’s Medical Association. A communicant of Sacred Heart Church in West Warwick, R.I., she served as a lector and Eucharistic minister and on the bazaar committee. She is survived by her mother, Flora.