By The Editors / September / October 2006
December 6th, 2006



Benjamin Greenfield ’31, of Wellesley, Mass.; May 2, after suffering a stroke. He was former president of Old Colony Knitting Mills, retiring in the early 1980s when he sold the company. He is survived by two daughters, two grandchildren, and two great-grandsons.

A. Hope Pettey ’31, ’48 AM, of Cranston, R.I.; Feb. 1. She taught for thirty-five years in the Cranston school system, most recently as chair of the English department at Cranston West High School. She retired in 1967. She was past president of the Cranston Teachers Association and the Country Garden Club of Oaklawn. She served as a radio operator in the WAC during World War II, earning a meritorious service award.

Oliver L. Danforth Jr. ’32, of St. Paul, Minn.; June 27, 2004.

Barbara Kempton Lawrence ’33, of New York City; Aug. 7, 2005.

Norman Pierce ’33, of San Antonio, Tex.; June 12, of heart failure. He was a senior partner at Pierce Electric Co. for fifty years, retiring in 1983. He received several awards for his long service to the Electrical Contractors Association of Chicago. He served in the U.S. Navy Supply Corps during World War II. He was a member of the Chicago Golf Club and a life member of the American Legion and the Western Springs Historical Society. He was president of the Brown Club of Chicago, receiving a Brown Bear Award in 1965. At Brown he was active in the Young Men’s Christian Association, was manager of the track team, and played clarinet in the marching band. Beta Theta Pi. He is survived by a son, J. Norman Pierce II ’61; two daughters; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and a brother.

Carmela Santoro Dipippo ’34, of Providence; May 30, after a short illness. She was a social worker for the Providence school department for twenty-seven years. She was earlier a school social worker in New York City; Hartford, Conn.; and Vallejo, Calif. She was a member of Hamilton House, the American Association of University Women, the Greater Providence Retired Teachers Association, and the DaVinci Senior Center. She enjoyed studying languages, especially French and Italian, and listening to classical music, particularly opera. She is survived by two daughters.

Walter C. Lobitz Jr. ’34, of Lake Oswego, Ore.; April 17. He was emeritus chairman of dermatology at Oregon Health & Science Univ. He gave lectures to dermatology residents until shortly before his death. He became head of dermatology at the university in 1959 and over the next eighteen years led the department to national preeminence. He earlier founded the department of dermatology at the Dartmouth Medical School Hitchcock Clinic, where he became internationally known for his research in dermatology. The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center named the Lobitz-Jillson Library in his honor. He served as president of the American Dermatological Association, the Society for Investigative Dermatology, and the American Academy of Dermatology, which gave him a Gold Medal Award. He also edited the AMA Archives of Dermatology. The emperor of Japan awarded him the Order of Sacred Treasure for his work in fostering scientific communication and cooperation between the United States and Japan. Lobitz received honorary degrees from Dartmouth, the Univ. of Minnesota, and Hokaido Univ. in Japan. He was an honorary member of the British, Danish, French, Israeli, Italian, Japanese, and Venezuelan societies of dermatology. He cofounded the annual Brown/Montagna Biology of the Skin Conference. He enjoyed fishing, skiing, mountaineering, and watercolor painting. He is survived by two sons, a daughter, and three grandchildren.

Audrey Yeaton Scheffler ’34, of Bridgewater, Mass.; Feb. 18, 2005.

Sumner H. Rogers ’34, of Beaverton, Ore.; April 10. He was a founder and active partner of the law firm of Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen for sixty-five years. In 1954 he became president and a charter member of Boston Investment Associates. He served as chairman of the executive committee of World Jai Alai. He enjoyed traveling in Europe and Asia, going to the theater, skiing, and playing, tennis, golf, and tournament Ping-Pong. Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by a son.

Malcolm C. Ball ’35, of Wakefield, Mass., and Atlanta; April 10, after a short illness. A lawyer, he represented physicians in medical malpractice suits at the American Mutual Liability Insurance Co. until 1980, when he retired as vice president of the West Coast division. After retiring he maintained his own practice for several years. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he served as an officer in the 1st Armored Division under General George Patton. At Brown he played football. He won the Boston Traveler–Paramount Screen Opportunity Contest, for which he took a one-year leave from Brown to go to Hollywood, where he starred in the film A Search for Beauty and played a minor role in Cleopatra. He is survived by a son, two grandchildren, and three great-granddaughters.

Priscilla Bennett Johnson ’35, of Evansville, Ind.; June 20. She worked part-time for twenty years at Riverside Supply in Evansville, retiring as an executive secretary. She then became a homemaker. Early in her career she was on the staff at RISD. She was a member of Eastminster Presbyterian Church, the American Association of University Women, and the Culture Club in Evansville. She is survived by a brother, Robert Bennett ’43, and a caregiver.

Sally Smith Carey ’36, of Manahawkin, N.J.; Nov. 22, 2004.

Ruth Tenenbaum Silverman ’36, of Warwick, R.I.; May 16, after a short illness. She was director of services for the elderly at Jewish Family Service until she retired in 1986. She was earlier a social worker at Jewish Family Service, where she worked with adoptions and became a clinical social worker specializing in issues of aging. She had also been intake supervisor and social worker at Sophia Little Home in Cranston, R.I. Phi Beta Kappa. She is survived by two sons and two grandchildren.

Leland J. Beatty ’37, of Las Vegas; Jan. 27, 2004.

Mildred Pansy Freiberg ’37, of Belmont, Mass.; June 1, of colon cancer. She was a music teacher at Tufts Univ. After retiring in 1982 she continued to teach piano privately. She earlier taught at colleges including Wheaton College, Vassar College, Brown, and Penn State. A past president of the New England Piano Teachers Association, she matched students and potential teachers. She helped to create both the Belmont Music School (now the Powers Music School) and the Belmont Piano Festival. Also an editor for the Boston Music Co., she composed a set of piano pieces titled Intervals-Studies in Space (Boston Music, 1985). She is survived by her husband, Malcolm ’51 PhD, a daughter, Sarah Freiberg Ellison ’80, two grandchildren, and a brother.

Hugh H. Wallace ’37, of Orinda, Calif.; May 21. A banker, he began his career as a teller and retired as a comptroller from Hibernia Bank and the Bank of Canton. Early in his career he worked at First Western Bank. He served during World War II as a navigator on a minesweeper, seeing combat in the major Pacific campaigns. He enjoyed traveling and playing poker. A parishioner at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, he is survived by a daughter, two sons, six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a sister.


Kenneth D. Clapp ’40, of Osterville, Mass.; June 1, after a short illness. He worked in advertising for twenty-five years until he retired in 1981. His clients included the Ritz-Carlton and Plaza hotels in New York City. He was earlier an announcer for the Yankee Network in Boston. At Brown he held every sprint and hurdle record and won multiple championships. Later, while running for the New York Athletic Club, he was a two-time member of the national championship 400-meter relay team and tied the world record in the forty-yard dash. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he served as a lieutenant commander in the Atlantic and Pacific. He was a member of the Cummaquid Golf Club, the Osterville Men’s Club, the Brown Club of Cape Cod, and Psi Upsilon. He was a former member of the Clover Club of Boston. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; a son, Timothy ’77; three daughters; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Norman Klibe ’40, of Providence; Nov. 6. He owned Uniform Manor, a chain of uniform stores, for twenty-five years until he retired in 1991. He was a longtime volunteer at Miriam Hospital. He was a member of Temple Emanu-El, Toastmasters of Rhode Island, and the Providence Chamber of Commerce. He was also president of Minyanaires. A history buff, he enjoyed reading. He served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army during World War II. He is survived by a daughter and two grandchildren, including Adam Deitch ’05. He was father of the late Allan Klibe ’73.

H. Ralph Messenger ’40, of Tiverton, R.I.; March 24, of congestive heart failure. He retired as vice president of new business insurance at General Electric Corp. During his career he developed insurance underwriting systems that used early computer data-processing technology. He was a flight officer in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II and wrote stories from the war zone for his local newspaper. As a Brown student he served as a page in the Rhode Island House of Representatives. A member of Amicable Congregational Church for seventy-one years, he was a charter member of the Saturday night card group. He enjoyed traveling, golfing, and attending bluegrass concerts. His love of history led him to write an autobiography. A devoted Red Sox fan, he is survived by three sons, including Robert, 4213 Main Rd., Tiverton 02878, a daughter, a stepdaughter, eleven grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

Frank G. Feldman ’41, of Newton, Mass.; Jan. 20, of Parkinson’s disease. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He enjoyed golfing and was a member of the Pine Brook and Boca West country clubs. He is survived by his wife, Adele, 280 Boylston St., #114, Chestnut Hill, Mass. 02467, a son, a daughter, and a granddaughter.

Charles H. Pease Jr. ’41, of Waterford, Conn.; May 1. He was president of Mafro Products in New London, Conn. After retiring he became executive director of the United Way of Southeast Connecticut until his final retirement in 1990. He was earlier vice president of marketing at the thermos division of King Seeley Thermos in Norwich, Conn., and executive vice president of Schick Electric in Lancaster, Pa. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he served on a destroyer and as a command pilot on navy blimps, retiring as a lieutenant commander. Mystic Seaport named him volunteer of the year in 2002. At Brown he was a varsity swimmer and Olympic qualifier. He is survived by three sons, two daughters, thirteen grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

Miles W. Renear ’41, of Cayucos, Calif.; March 29. An Episcopal priest, he was a minister at parishes and state hospitals. He was a marriage, family, and child counselor and a fellow of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. He was also a supervisor of clinical pastoral education, training students and clergy of many denominations. He is survived by three daughters, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Dorothy Allen Sheldon ’41, of San Diego; June 28, 2005.

David G. Flint ’42, of Rochester, N.Y.; May 5. He was a retired mechanical engineer. A member and past president of the University Club, the GYRO Club, and Toastmasters, he was an avid squash and tennis player. He was an active member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. He is survived by his wife, Joan, four sons, four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Frank E. Wilson ’42, of Naples, Fla.; June 22, 2005. He worked at Allied Stores Corp. until he retired in 1968 as a corporate vice president in charge of store planning and construction. Early in his career he worked on the construction of Lincoln Downs Race Track in Rhode Island. During World War II he was a captain in the U.S. Army Air Forces in England. He enjoyed attending shows on and off Broadway. He belonged to many clubs, including the local Brown club and the Coral Beach Club in Bermuda. He was also a member of the Naples Bath and Tennis Club and Grey Oaks Country Club. He played duplicate bridge at the Biltmore Hotel during College and was a member of the Naples Bridge Center. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne, a brother, and a sister.

Joseph H. Gainer Jr. ’43, of Wilmington, N.C.; Dec. 27, 2004, after an illness. He retired as senior legal counsel at the Export-Import Bank. A U.S. Army veteran, he served in the 102nd infantry division. He landed at Normandy after D-Day and was a prisoner of war. Survivors include sisters Christine Gainer ’37 and Margaret Gainer Wright ’39.

Walter A. Mengel ’43, of Sanford, N.C.; June 11, 2005. Survivors include his wife, Gladys Hebden Mengel ’38, and son Walter ’77.

Earl B. Nichols ’43, of Rehoboth, Mass., and Little Compton, R.I.; April 21. He served over the years as a vice president at Old Colony Cooperative Bank, as banking commissioner for the State of Rhode Island, and as director of development at Providence Country Day School, where he was also past president of the board. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was a flight instructor, attaining the rank of first lieutenant. For many years he coached wrestling and football at Moses Brown School in Providence. He was a founder of the Dunes Club in Narragansett, R.I., and an honorary life member of the Agawam Hunt. He was also a member of Adelphoi Masonic Lodge No. 33, a past commander of the Military Order of Foreign Wars, a member of the Merchants and Miners Table at the former Turks Head Club, and a former member of Sakonnet Golf Club. At Brown he was captain of the baseball team and past president of the Football Association. Alpha Delta Phi. He is survived by his wife, Dorrie, five children, four stepchildren, ten grandchildren, nine step-grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and two sisters.

Joseph T. Rubien ’43, of Providence; May 17. A general contractor, he co-owned the former Molony & Rubien Construction Co. until he retired in 1995. His building projects included the Jewish Community Center of Rhode Island, Temple Sinai in Cranston, R.I., the air-traffic control tower at T.F. Green Airport, and the Naval War College in Newport, R.I. He served as a captain in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was past president of the Rhode Island chapter of the Associated General Contractors, a member of the American Arbitration Association, and a former member of Temple Beth El. He is survived by two daughters, a son, seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and a brother.

Walter F. Sammartino ’43, of Cranston, R.I.; April 12. He operated SA-GO Research and Development until he retired in 2005. In 1955 he started Sammartino Inc., a jewelry manufacturing company. A U.S. Army Air Forces veteran of World War II, he served as a pilot in the Pacific Theater. He was a member of the Lions Club and the Manufacturing Jewelers and Silversmiths Association. He enjoyed camping, motorcycling, white-water rafting, and traveling in Europe, Central and South America, Asia, and Africa. He is survived by his wife, Antoinette, four daughters, and six grandchildren.

Helen Vican Asprinio ’44, of East Greenwich, R.I.; Nov. 22. She is survived by a daughter, two sons, and three grandchildren.

Janet Sanborn Bowers ’44, of Little Compton, R.I.; Dec. 5, of cancer. She was a systems engineer in the submarine signal division at Raytheon Corp. from 1958 to 1969. She was earlier an engineer at Pratt and Whitney in Hartford, Conn., from 1945 to 1952. She was commissioned as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force Reserve in 1952 and served on active duty until 1953. She enjoyed traveling and reading. Beta Sigma Phi. She is survived by her husband, John, 10 Willow Ave., Little Compton 02837, and a sister.

Mary Elizabeth Connolly Finney ’44, of Edinburgh, Scotland; June 10, after a two-year struggle with cancer. She is survived by her husband, David, three children, and six grandchildren.

Richard W. Davis Jr. ’45, of Norwich, Vt.; June 12, 2004.

Ruth Ferguson Mitchell ’45, of Raleigh, N.C.; Oct. 16, 2004. Survivors include brother Allen Ferguson ’41, ’43 AM.

Albert F. Rocco ’45, of Greenville, R.I.; April 10. He was chief of radiology at the former Fogarty Memorial Hospital in North Smithfield, R.I., until he retired in 1983. He served in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of the American Medical Association, the New England Roentgen Ray Society, the Radiological Society of North America, and the Malpighi Medical Society. He was a former Providence deputy police sergeant and a former member of the Smithfield Lions Club and the Smithfield Sportsmen’s Club. He was a founding member of the Smithfield Boys Club and a supporter of the Boy Scouts. He is survived by his wife, Harriet, two sons, two daughters, and eight grandchildren.

Emil A. Ahokas ’46, of Westford, Vt.; March 30. He served throughout New England and the Midwest as an ordained Congregational minister. He helped to merge the Congregational and Methodist churches of Wisner, Neb. After retiring, he continued to serve for ten years as part of a ministry team in Wisner. He was a member of the First Congregational Church of Essex Junction, Vt. He enjoyed singing. He was a skilled woodworker and artist. He also enjoyed reading, fly-fishing, and gardening. He is survived by his wife, Jean, a daughter, three sons, two grandchildren, a sister, and two brothers.

Walter J. Flynn ’46, of Holiday, Fla.; Nov. 17, 2003.

Arthur Lagadinos ’46, of Northborough, Mass.; Jan. 15, 2004.

Stephen W. Nease ’46, of Hillsboro, N.H.; April 6. He retired as commissioner of education at the International Church of the Nazarene General Board. He was founding president of Mount Vernon Nazarene College (now Vernon Nazarene Univ.), where he served in the development office after retiring. He was also former president of Bethany Nazarene College, Nazarene Theological Seminary, and Eastern Nazarene College. He also mentored aspiring Christian ministers. An avid boater and fisherman, he is survived by his wife, Christine, two daughters, three sons, thirteen grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and a sister.

Richard S. Paster ’46, of Cranston, R.I.; Dec. 28, 2004.

Earl R. Rose ’46, of Sarasota, Fla.; June 2. He was a financial analyst at General Electric for eleven years and then at IBM for twenty-six years. He was an officer in the U.S. Navy during World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater. He was an elder of the Church of the Palms-Presbyterian. He is survived by his wife, Betty, two daughters, two grandchildren, and a sister.

Alexander Anderton Jr. ’47, of Bristol, R.I.; May 17, 2003.

Constance Coulter Hunting ’47, of Orono, Maine; April 5. A nationally known poet, she taught creative writing for more than thirty years at the Univ. of Maine. She was named a full professor in 1995, even though she had only a bachelor’s degree. Her books of poetry include After the Stravinsky Concert and Nightwalk. She founded Puckerbrush Press, which in the early 1970s began publishing works by young writers and reprinting a selection of out-of-print books. In 1978 she founded the Puckerbrush Review. An accomplished pianist, she is survived by a son, Sam ’75, and a daughter. She was wife of the late Robert Hunting ’51 PhD.

William J. Mellish ’47, of Palo Alto, Calif.; Nov. 14, of an injury. He was a U.S. Navy officer, serving in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. He rose to the rank of commander. He was commanding officer of Reserve Mobile Construction Battalion 28 from 1965 to 1968. In 1969 he became head of the Seabee Reserve Program for the Twelfth Naval District. He received several military medals. In between wars he was an engineer at the California Department of Transportation, building and repairing highways. He retired in 1987 after forty years with the state. As a young man he worked as a limestone miner in Boyers, Pa., blasting tunnels that are today used as a national records storage center. He devoted time to the Naval Reserve Association scholarship program. He also sponsored nine annual family cruises for more than eighty members of his family. He is survived by his wife, Lucille, a son, two grandchildren, and three brothers.

William V. Beksi ’48, of Binghamton, N.Y.; Jan. 6, 2005.

Daniel B. Miller ’48, of Cambridge, Mass., and Cataumet, Mass.; April 13, of cancer. He worked at Marie Inc. in Boston. He was earlier the first managing director of Hartman Theater in Stamford, Conn., and managing director of Trinity Repertory Co. in Providence. He also worked in senior positions for such companies as ITT, Phelps Dodge, and General Cable. He began his career in his family’s business, Miller Electric. He served in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II and in the Israeli Air Force in the late 1940s. He was active in the Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement. He is survived by his companion, Prudence C. King; three sons; three grandsons; a brother, Charles’50; and a sister.

George E. Ladd III ’49, of La Quinta, Calif.; April 25, after a six-month battle with cancer. He was a merchandising executive at department stores in Baltimore; Jackson, Miss.; and Honolulu, where he lived for many years after retiring. He served in the U.S. Navy as a quartermaster on the USS Croaker submarine in the South Pacific during World War II. He helped to establish the Pacific Fleet Submarine Memorial Association and its World War II Submarine Memorial and Museum at Pearl Harbor. For many years he was a director of the Lincoln and Therese Filene Foundation in Boston and the Helen and George Ladd Charitable Corporation in Wayne, Maine. He enjoyed yachting and golfing. He is survived by his wife, Evelyne, two sons, four grandchildren, and two brothers.


Mortimer P. Barnes ’50, of Newbury, N.H.; May 4. He joined the Greenwich, Conn., law firm of Hirschberg, Pettengill, Strong, and Nagle (later Whitman and Ransom) in 1955 and worked there for thirty-five years, becoming a partner and managing partner. He retired in 1990. He served three tours of duty in the U.S. Air Force, attaining the rank of major, field grade. Active in the Old Greenwich Lions Club and the Masons, he was a member of the Scottish Rite and the Pyramid Temple Shriners. He was past master of Acacia Lodge No. 85 AF & AM and past high priest of Lockwood Chapter No. 85 of Royal Arch Masons. He was a former member of the First Methodist Church of Greenwich and a member of the South Newbury Union Church. He is survived by four children, five grandchildren, and a great-grandson.

Donald E. Carter ’50, of Centerville, Mass.; April 24. He retired in 1991 as executive vice president of Westcott Construction Co., where he was a civil engineer for forty-one years. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. A member of the Association of General Contractors, he was past president of the Lions Club in Plainville, Mass., and did arbitration for OSHA in Washington, D.C. He enjoyed bird-watching. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, a son, three daughters, seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

K. Roland Clark ’50, of Cranston, R.I.; March 29, unexpectedly. He was a jewelry craftsman for more than thirty years at Balfour Co. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he enjoyed reading and bird watching. He is survived by two brothers.

Jerome W. Nickerson ’50, of Portsmouth, Va.; Aug. 28, 2002.

Frederick J. Rickey Jr. ’50, of Providence; April 8, after a long illness. He represented the Herman Miller furniture company in New York City and California. An avid gardener, he is survived by a son, Frederick ’81, two daughters, and eight grandchildren.

Paul Rodrigues ’50, of New Bedford, Mass.; April 12, after a long illness. He retired as superintendent of the New Bedford school system in 1981. He was principal of New Bedford High School from 1969 to 1974. He was earlier a math teacher at Normandin Junior High School. He was on the board that established the university now called the Univ. of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. He was president of the Feast of the Blessed Sacrament in 1957 and was named Man of the Year in 1984 by the Prince Henry Society of Massachusetts. He was named a local hero in 1985 by New England Magazine. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he served in the Battle of Rhineland and received several medals and ribbons. A communicant of Immaculate Conception Church, he is survived by his wife, Virginia, two sons, and six grandchildren.

William T. Boyd ’51, of Dudley, Mass.; April 23. He was a purchasing agent at Whitin Machine Works until he retired in 1986. He was later a church sexton. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he served in the third army under General George Patton. He was a deacon and trustee of the First Congregational Church of Dudley. He was a member of the Dudley-Charlton Regional School Committee from 1975 to 1981. A twenty-five-year member of the Dudley Grange and past commodore and treasurer of the Webster (Mass.) Sailing Association, he is survived by his wife, Marilyn, a son, a granddaughter, and a sister.

Nancy Woodside LeGloahec ’51, of Syosset, N.Y.; Feb. 25. Active in Girl Scouting, she was a leader of several troops and associations, as well as a trainer and the co-coordinator of the international opportunity program in Nassau County. She served as a delegate to several national Girl Scout conventions. The Girl Scouts of Nassau County created a scholarship in her name, and she received many high honors from the Girl Scouts of the United States. An active alumna, she attended many Pembroke reunions and participated in a panel that conducted oral histories of Brown and Pembroke graduates. She also interviewed prospective Brown students through the BASC program. She is survived by her husband, Alan ’53, two sons, two daughters, and eight grandchildren.

Victor Milroy ’51, of East Providence; April 28. He worked for more than twenty years for the state of Rhode Island, primarily offering vocational counseling to the deaf. He was a B-29 bomber pilot in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II. He was former vestryman of St. Martin’s Church in Providence, where he sang in the choir and taught Sunday school. He is survived by two sons and a granddaughter.

Eugene L. Pelletier ’51, of Pompano Beach, Fla.; Aug. 25, 2002.

Richard K. Higbee ’52, of Dunlap, Ill.; July 27, 2004.

Ralph R. Kasperovich ’52, of Reading, Mass.; May 10, suddenly. He worked for the U.S. government for more than thirty-five years. He served as a U.S. Navy signalman during World War II. A lifelong Red Sox fan, he enjoyed golfing, reading, and playing tennis. He is survived by his wife, Beverly, two sons, two daughters, a brother, and five grandchildren.

Robert E. Kennedy ’52, of Cumberland, R.I.; March 16. He leaves no immediate survivors.

Aaron Smith ’52, of Reno, Nev.; July 16, 2005. He founded the nonprofit Sierra Biomedical Research Corp. and served as its executive director until he retired in 2001. In 1975 he joined the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Reno, where he established the VA’s research program. He was also an associate professor at the Univ. of Nevada medical school. He earlier cofounded the Northeast Psychological Clinic in Philadelphia, where he served as codirector for sixteen years. He was also assistant director and director of research and planning at Haverford State Hospital in Pennsylvania, where he focused on adolescents. He is survived by his wife, D. Sharon Smith, a daughter, three sons, and eight grandchildren.

Donald J. Barbadoro ’53, of Cape Coral, Fla.; April 11, 2003.

J. Dana Eastham ’53, of Marietta, Ga.; March 25. He was mayor of Marietta from 1974 to 1982 and a city councilman for eight years. His accomplishments include the establishment of the city’s first school-bus system and the reestablishment of the Downtown Marietta Development Authority. He oversaw the completion of the Marietta loop underpass and led the development and building of a new City Hall. He also worked at Lockheed for more than fifteen years and was owner and president of Eastham Data Processing Co. for twenty-five years. He was chairman of the Marietta Board of Lights and Water and was on the board of the Downtown Marietta Development Authority. He was vice chairman of the transportation committee of the Georgia Municipal Association and a member of the Atlanta Regional Commission. He also chaired the board of the Cobb County Emergency Aid Association. Active in many organizations, he received many honors, including from the U.S. treasury department. He was named an Outstanding Rotarian and received a Paul Harris Award from the Marietta Rotary. He was a longtime Little League coach. At Brown he was captain of the wrestling team and was named to the Brown Athletic Hall of Fame. In 2000 he was named one of Brown’s 100 greatest athletes of the century. While in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1957, he was selected to the All-Army Wrestling Team and became first alternate on the 1956 U.S. Olympic wrestling team. He enjoyed mountain climbing. An active member of the First United Methodist Church in Marietta, he is survived by his wife, Merrilyn; five children, including James ’77; twelve grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, including William ’48; and a sister.

George J. Finn ’53, of South Lee, Mass.; April 30, 2003.

Stephen W. Gray-Lewis ’53, of Olean, N.Y.; June 16, after a brief illness. He was associate professor of visual and performing arts and English at St. Bonaventure Univ. in Olean, where he staged more than 100 productions, until he retired in 2003. He played an important role in preserving theater study and performance at the university. He taught popular Shakespeare courses and was an editor of the journal Cithara. He also directed plays for the Olean Theater Workshop and appeared on stage in community productions and at the Sterling Renaissance Festival. He was earlier a translator for the U.S. Army and an editor at McGraw-Hill. He also spent time as an aspiring actor in New York City. At Brown he was active in Sock and Buskin. He enjoyed reading mystery novels, biographies, and cookbooks. He is survived by a brother.

Marshall W. Greene ’53, of San Pancho, Mexico; June 3. During his forty years in manufacturing, he set up and ran the Norton Co. plant in Pamplona, Spain, and the Neles-Jamesbury plant in Shanghai, China. He served in the U.S. Navy Reserve for twenty years, retiring as a commander. He taught skiing for twenty-five years at Wachusett Mountain in Princeton, Mass., and built tennis courts and tennis clubs throughout central Massachusetts. He sang with the Salisbury Singers, a classical music choral group, for ten years. After civilian retirement in 1995, he and his wife sailed their boat 10,000 nautical miles from Jamestown, R.I., to Fiji. Greene is survived by his wife, Ellen, three daughters, two sons, seven grandchildren, and two sisters.

Nelson S. Craster ’54, of Lakeland, Fla.; May 22, 2003.

George W. Dawley ’56, of Lincoln, R.I.; March 21, 2002.

Warren K. Dee ’56, of Palmer, Mass.; June 24, 2003.

Barry W. Gray ’56, of Windsor Locks, Conn.; May 2. A vice president of Shawmut Bank, he retired in 1993 after thirty-eight years. He was active in state and local politics, serving on the Windsor Locks board of finance for more than twenty years and as a selectman for two years. He was also a member of the Republican Town Committee. He volunteered as a reader to kindergartners and first graders at North Street School for more than ten years. An avid Red Sox fan, he is survived by his wife, Mary Joan, three daughters, five grandchildren, and a brother.

James H. Hackett ’58, of Coventry, Conn.; April 17. He was financial director at Easter Seals. He was earlier a self-employed financial adviser. He spent two years in the U.S. Army with the secret service division. He was an avid fan of football, golfing, and fishing. He was also a published poet. He is survived by his wife, Jill, two sons, a daughter, two grandchildren, and two sisters.

Rosalie Garey Marcus ’58, of Miami; May 12. She is survived by two daughters, five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, a sister, and a brother.

Suzanne Johnson Smith ’58, of Ellicott City, Md.; Sept. 6, 2004.

George Miller ’59, of Providence; April 9. He was a founding partner of Financial Architect Partners, which now has offices in Boston, Providence, and Richmond, Va., and serves clients countrywide. He spent most of his professional life in the life insurance industry, starting with Mutual Benefit Life in 1967. He became president of the Mutual Benefit Trust Co. in 1986. He served in the U.S. Army. He was past board chairman of the Meeting Street Center, which named him an Unsung Hero in 1999. He served on the board of the Jewish Federation and was a founder and president of Temple Habonim in Barrington, R.I. Active for many years in Hospice Care of Rhode Island, he was chairman of its board for five years. In 1996 he was named Philanthropist of the Year in Rhode Island by the National Association of Fund Raising Executives. He was a member of Temple Beth El and the University Club. He is survived by his wife, Mary, a daughter, a son, two stepdaughters, a stepson, eight grandchildren, and a brother.


Carl B. Beckers ’60, of Pikesville, Md.; April 30, of cancer. He was a financial planner at Retirement Strategies. He earlier worked in the bonds department at Legg Mason and at several financial institutions in the Midwest. He enjoyed building stereo systems and had been a ham radio operator for thirty-five years. Active in the Boy Scouts in St. Louis and Chicago, he was a member of the Boy Scouts’ Order of the Arrow and was awarded the Wood Badge certificate for the highest level of training. He is survived by his wife, Lisa, two sons, and two grandchildren.

Alan D. Caldwell ’60, of Minden, Nev.; June 19, 2005.

Helene Reich Gorman ’60, of Glastonbury, Conn.; April 15, of cancer. She visited Israel many times and volunteered to work on Israeli Army bases, where she replenished medical supplies and repaired tank helmet headsets. She was a member of Temple Beth Shalom and its Chevra Kadisha. She was also on the board of Temple B’nai Israel in Fleischmanns, N.Y., and a member of Congregation Kol Haverim in Glastonbury. She is survived by her husband, Charles, two sons, a daughter, two grandsons, and a brother.

Bertram T. Creese ’61, of Wolfeboro, N.H.; April 24, of a heart attack complicated by Parkinson’s disease. He was a stockbroker and financial adviser at Advest, Inc. He opened the company’s office in Wolfeboro and operated it until he retired in 2005. He earlier operated six Eva Gabor retail stores in New England. He helped found Eva Gabor Wigs International and served as a vice president of the company while he lived in Kansas. He had also been a buyer for Mercantile Stores while living in New York City and Kansas. He was a longtime summer camper and counselor at Camp Dewitt. An avid Red Sox fan, he enjoyed playing ice hockey. He was a member of the Wolfeboro Lions Club and was official starter of the Smith River Canoe Race for twenty-five years. He helped raise money to build a local bandstand. He is survived by his wife, Nancy, a son, two daughters, and eight grandchildren.

Alfred M. Benson ’62, of Tucson, Ariz.; April 11, after a long struggle with cancer. He owned a commercial real estate appraising and consulting firm. He earlier worked at appraisal firms in Tucson and at a Wall Street bank. He was an active member of several professional organizations. He is survived by his wife, Kathy, a son, two daughters, and four grandchildren.

Garrett N. Scalera ’63, of Coral Gables, Fla.; April 19. He owned a consulting firm that specialized in Japanese-American trade and foreign relations. He is survived by two brothers.

Craig D. Pozzi ’64, of Vancouver, Wash.; Nov. 12, 2004, of a brain tumor.


James Brody ’74, of Holmdel, N.J.; May 14, of lung cancer. A physician, he was associate program director of the department of medicine and section chief of internal medicine at Jersey Shore Univ. Medical Center. He also founded and codirected the center’s palliative care program and chaired its bioethics committee. In addition, he was associate program director in the department of medicine at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He was earlier director of intensive care at the Hospital for Special Joint Diseases in New York City, where he established that hospital’s first intensive care unit. He is survived by his wife, Kerry; his mother, Rita; three daughters; a brother; two sisters; and nephew John Chernin ’06.

Beverly Fleishman Williams ’74, of Wimberley, Tex.; April 10. She managed the St. Andrew’s Episcopal School Library in Austin, Tex. She was earlier a librarian at the Lyndon B. Johnson Library at the Univ. of Texas. She also worked for the Texas Legislature and Tesseract, and was financial officer at IOCOM. She played the drums with bands in Ithaca, N.Y., and Austin. She is survived by her husband, Phillip Walters; a daughter; two stepdaughters; her parents, Allen and Helen Fleishman; grandmother Grace Fleishman; and a sister.

Shelley Eudene Lanman ’77, of White Plains, N.Y.; May 25, of cancer. She was chief creative officer at Draft Worldwide for five years. During her twenty-five year career in advertising, she also worked at Ogilvy & Mather and Ammurati & Puris. She won multiple advertising-industry awards. She is survived by her husband, Jonathan ’75, 7 Midland Ave., White Plains 10606; her parents, Sidney and Alice Eudene; three sons; and a brother.


Margaret Schwenzfeger Huntington ’38 ScM, of Boston; Oct. 16, 2005.

George C. Risman ’43 ScM, of Birmingham, Ala.; June 22, 2005.

William M. Sibley ’43 PhD, of Lethbridge, Alberta; April 20, 2005. He was an administrator and scholar at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada, where he was known for his expertise in university planning and governance. He joined the university in 1987 and later served as a special adviser to the president for eight years. He authored several planning studies that resulted in increased funding for the school. The university awarded him an honorary degree in 2000.

Rodolphe L. Hebert ’53 PhD, of West Warwick, R.I.; May 15, 2005.

Carl F. Meyer ’66 ScM, of Fenton, Mo.; Aug. 29, 2005.

Joseph M. Gondusky ’67 ScM, of Warwick, R.I.; April 11. He was an engineer at Texas Instruments in Attleboro, Mass., for thirty-three years, until he retired in 1999. He is survived by his wife, Sandra; his mother, Mary; four sons; two daughters; three grandchildren; and a sister.

Jeanne Ruess Swanton ’68 MAT, of Skillman, N.J. ; Feb. 28. She was a high school and college teacher for thirty years, including at Fairfield Univ. and Western Connecticut State Univ., where she taught chemistry, physics, calculus, and other sciences. After retiring she became a certified tax preparation consultant. She also taught English as a second language. During World War II she worked at M.W. Kellogg in New York City. She is survived by a son, a daughter, four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

H. Michael Dunn ’69 PhD, of Salt Cay, Turks and Caicos Islands; July 26, 2005. He taught Latin and English as a second language in Philadelphia public schools. The mayor of Philadelphia recognized him for his innovative methods of teaching inner-city youth. He received grants to study in places ranging from Fairbanks, Alaska, to Athens, Greece. Early in his career he was executive director of the classics department of the Univ. of Illinois. He had also been an assistant professor at the Univ. of Oklahoma, where the students voted him Best Teacher of the Year. He was inducted into Phi Beta Gamma by one of its student members. A former member of the Musicians’ Union Local 802 in New York City, he wrote arrangements for big bands, played the piano occasionally at small clubs, and created venues for informal jazz sessions. He worked over the years with such legends as Nancy Wilson, Pearl Bailey, and Ella Fitzgerald. He also helped to develop the Stenton Diner Big Band. He served in the U.S. Army in Tokyo. He played football and baseball. As an undergraduate he played professionally in jazz clubs in Philadelphia and New York. He is survived by a daughter, a son, two grandchildren, and a brother.

Richard Saperstein ’70 PhD, of Edison, N.J.; Sept. 3, 2005.

Martin J. Stamm ’71 AM, of Trenton, N.J.; May 14, 2004.

Sean A. Kelleher ’73 PhD, of Midland, Tex.; Dec. 4, 2003. He taught political science at the Univ. of Texas at Permian Basin since 1979. A former civil rights activist, he participated in the Summer of Freedom in Mississippi.

Vincent V. Pascucci ’79 PhD, of Andover, Mass.; March 26, after a series of strokes. He taught languages at Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass., for thirty-seven years. After a debilitating stroke ended his full-time teaching career six years ago, he continued to tutor students in Latin and Greek until a few weeks before his death. The school’s former chairman of world languages, he took the lead when the school introduced Chinese as its first Asian language offering. He spoke Italian, Latin, Greek, French, Spanish, and German. He incorporated opera, film, and culture into his lessons. He earlier taught at Manhasset High School on Long Island, N.Y., and tended bar at his father’s restaurant. A U.S. Army veteran, he was stationed in Germany. He is survived by his longtime companion, Patricia Maroni, a son, a daughter, two grandsons, a brother, and a sister.

Christine Brittle Smith ’83 AM, of Reston, Va.; April 4, of cancer. She taught advanced placement history at Oakton (Va.) High School until she retired in 2002 due to illness. She began her teaching career in San Francisco at Lick-Wilmerding High School in 1984. She later taught at Wayne Country Day School in Goldsboro, N.C., and Triangle Day School in Durham, N.C. She helped design and build the Kule Loklo outdoor museum at Point Reyes National Seashore in California. She was a board member and secretary of the Historic Preservation Society of Durham. She consulted to and was an officer of the Democratic Party of North Carolina during the 1990s, and directed campaigns for candidates to city and state government. Phi Beta Kappa. She is survived by her husband, David, 1321 Pavilion Club Way, Reston 20194, and two sons.

Jonathan W. Erickson ’85 PhD, of Palo Alto, Calif.; March 3. He was a chemistry teacher. He earlier worked for the National Bureau of Standards and for two other companies in the area of surface science. He held four patents and was the author of numerous articles in his field. He is survived by his wife, Anne, and two daughters.


Kyungsik Kang, of Providence; May 8. He was a professor of physics for forty-one years, retiring in 2005. He was a fellow of the American Physical Society, the Korea Academy of Science and Technology, and the Korean Physical Society. A native of South Korea, he served as president of the Seoul National University Alumni Association in New England and the National Association of Korean Schools. He was a member of the Advisory Council for Democratic and Peaceful Re-Unification of Korea. He received the Cameliia Medal from the Korean government, an official citation from the state of Rhode Island, and the Honorary Citizenship Award from the Metropolitan Government of Seoul. He is survived by his wife, Hai-Lanne; three sons, including David ’03; two grandsons; and two brothers.
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