March 20th, 2007


Arthur Schroeder ’29, of El Cerrito, Calif.; Nov. 3, 2006. Before retiring in 1972, he headed the Office of Economic Opportunity community agency in Oakland. He previously was the deputy manager of the Codornices housing project in Albany and a tenant-relations coordinator for the Federal Housing Authority in Chicago. He served on the El Cerrito planning commission, founded the El Cerrito committee on aging and was subsequently awarded a spot on the city’s Wall of Fame. He was chairman of both the Gray Panthers, a liberal elderly activist group, and the El Cerrito Historical Society. He devoted his life to running social programs, mostly in underprivileged areas. As a result, October 15, 2006, was named Art Schroeder Day in El Cerrito. He is survived by a son, two grandsons, and two granddaughters.


Richard H. Howland ’31, of Washington, D.C.; Oct. 24, 2006. He was an architectural and art historian and a classical archaeologist. He served as a section chief of the U.S. Office of Strategic Services in Washington during World War II. He later taught art history at Wellesley and founded and headed the art history department at Johns Hopkins. In 1956-60 he became the first president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. He was chairman of the Smithsonian Institution’s civil history department and later special assistant to Smithsonian Secretary S. Dillon Ripley.

Harriet Randall Whitaker ’34, of Arlington, Va.; Feb. 17, 2006. She is survived by her husband, Charles, and daughter Andrea Whitaker Baumann ’63.

Dorothy Blanchard Vamvaketis ’35, ’38 ScM, of Cranston R.I.; Nov. 11, 2006. She was the executive assistant to the vice president of students at Brown. She was also the librarian at Johnson and Wales University prior to her retirement in the early 1970s. She was the choir director at St.-David’s-on-the-Hill Church in Cranston. She played several instruments and sang solo on the radio during World War II. She volunteered at the St. Elizabeth Home in Providence and was past secretary of the Cranston Historical Society. She is survived by three stepsons and several nieces and nephews.

Edmond A. Neal ’36, of Newton, Mass.; July 15, 2006. He is survived by children Edmond Neal Jr ’55, Kenneth Neal ’66, Judith Neal Murray ’63, as well as grandchildren Stephanie Nicolas ’94 and Edmond A. Neal III ’76.

Harrison Van Aken Jr. ’36, of Mesa, Ariz.; Nov. 24, 2006. He worked for General Electric Corp. as a traveling auditor and concluded his service there as vice president of overseas operations. He was also president of Hallicrafter Corp., and vice president of Northrop Aviation, positions that allowed him to travel frequently overseas. He was involved in many civic roles, including school board memberships and community philanthropic endeavors. He received the key to Lynchburg, Va., for service to the community. He met various political leaders and dignitaries over his lifetime, and was an avid golfer and a fan of many sporting teams, including the Chicago Cubs and the Arizona Diamondbacks. He is survived by his wife, Gayl, two sons, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Milton L. Levy ’37, of Needham, Mass.; Oct. 28, 2006. He worked independently and then at Honeywell Corp. as a film-production audiovisual producer. He wrote poems that were published regularly in the Newton TAB for fifteen years. He served in the U.S. Navy in both Europe and the Pacific. He is survived by three daughters, two stepsons, and five grandchildren.

Irving Gershkoff ’38, of Scottsdale, Ariz.; March 1, 2006. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy.

Victor G. Petrone ’38, of Los Angeles; Oct. 18, 2006. He founded Victor G. Petrone & Son, which is still in business today. He was also the first president and chairman of the Western States Toy & Hobby Representatives Association. While at Brown he lettered three years in tennis, basketball, and football. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in Europe as a second lieutenant and fighter pilot. He was a leader in many organizations, including the Patron Saints Foundation of Pasadena, the United Way, The Scripps Home, the University of Southern California’s Andrus Gerontology Center, Rotary International, the Altadena Club, the Annandale Country Club of Pasadena, and the Wellness Community. Alpha Delta Phi. He is survived by his wife, Jean, two sons, a daughter, five granddaughters, and a sister.

Michael E. Turcone ’38, of North Providence; Dec. 7, 2006. He was a contractor and builder and owned and operated the former Turcone Construction Company. He was a past president of the North Providence Lions Club and a past district governor of Lions Club International, District 42. He also founded the R.I. Lions Pin Traders Club. At Brown he was an All-American football player and later played professional football. He is survived by one daughter, two sons, five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Anne G. Zemaitis ’38, of Waterbury, Conn.; Jan. 27, 2006.

Frederick L. Parker Jr. ’39, of Hartford; Nov. 10, 2006. He was a project engineer and manager with Pratt & Whitney for thirty-eight years, working on various jet engine programs, including the space shuttle program. He enjoyed cruising, woodworking, and watching sports. He is survived by four daughters, four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and a brother.


Jane R. Hollen Caswell ’40, of Lighthouse Point, Fla.; July 25, 2006.

Dexter E. Coggeshall Jr. ’40, of N. Falmouth, Mass.; Nov. 22, 2006. He worked for Liberty Mutual Insurance Co., retiring as senior vice president in charge of data processing. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. in the South Pacific. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, four daughters, four granddaughters, four grandsons, and a sister.

Elizabeth Jencks Smoot ’40, of Bethel, Vt.; Nov. 18, 2006. She taught English at Glassboro College, N.J., and became department chairwoman until retiring in 1982. During World War II she served in the U.S. Navy as an aviation machinist mate, third class, at the Alameda Naval Air Station in California. She was a charter member of the Green Mountain Girls. She is survived by two sons.

William P. Buffum Jr. ’41, of Providence; Nov. 4, 2006. He was a professor of architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design and the University of Virginia. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a member of the American Institute of Architects and the Providence Art Club. He is survived by his wife, Jean; three sons, including William ’77 and Henry ’94 AM; two daughters; eleven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

George W. Fisher ’41, of Newtown Square, Pa.; Nov. 19, 2006, of cancer. He was a retired veterinarian. He served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy. In 1979 he was inducted into the Brown Athletic Hall of Fame as a member of the 1938–39 men’s basketball team. He is survived by two sons, six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Arthur Holleb ’41, of Stamford, Conn.; Oct. 19, 2006, of complications from diabetes. He was the vice president for medical affairs and chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society (ACS) until his retirement in 1988. He was a surgical oncologist and educator. While with the ACS, he promoted promising new treatments for the detection and prevention of cancer in women. Before joining the ACS, he was associate director of the M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute in Houston, where he was a professor of surgery at the University of Texas. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn, a son, a daughter, and four grandchildren.

Abbott A. Mongeau ’41, of South Grafton, Mass.; Dec. 5, 2006. After participating in the ROTC program at Brown, he entered the U.S. Army in 1943 as a second lieutenant and was promoted to captain. He was the commander of the 96th Chemical Mortar Unit fighting in the European African Middle Eastern Theater. After completing active duty in 1946, he continued his military career in the U.S. Army Reserve, commanding the 850th Signal Co. and retiring as a lieutenant colonel. In his civilian life he, along with his parents, operated Pied Piper Pest Control Service in South Grafton for many years before he retired and closed the company. He was a member and past commander of VFW Post #1497 in South Grafton. He was a member of the Retired Officers Association in Worcester, Mass., served on the Grafton School Committee, and was an election warden. He enjoyed gardening and fishing. He is survived by a daughter; two sons, including A. Allen Jr. ’63; and six grandchildren.

Richard L. Wilbur ’41, of Austin, Tex.; Nov. 6, 2006. He worked in the food and beverage packaging industry until retiring in 1982. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy as a lieutenant commander on the USS Lovering in the South Pacific. He was director of the Travis County Grand Jury Association. He enjoyed dancing and golf. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor, two daughters, a son, seven grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

Janet Fine Clifford ’42, of Cypress, Calif.; Feb. 12, 2006. She is survived by her daughter, Robin.

Dorothy Johnson Hassel ’42, of Shelter Island Heights, N.Y.; July 3, 2006. She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Green ’65.

Harry C. Kirkpatrick ’42, of Marysville, Calif.; Aug. 10, 2006. He was a self-employed rancher. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He is survived by his wife, Rosanne; four daughters; seven grandchildren, including Harry E. Matheu ’95; a great-grandchild; and a sister.

Earl F. Luther Jr. ’42, of Acworth N.H.; Nov. 27, 2006, of a heart attack. He was a retired self-employed dairy farmer. He served as selectman, treasurer, and administrative assistant for the town of Acworth. He served in the U.S. Naval Air Corps as a lieutenant commander from 1942 to 1945. He was awarded the Navy Cross in 1944. He enjoyed bowling, as well as playing ping-pong, volleyball, softball, and tennis. He is survived by his wife, Esther, a daughter, two sons, two granddaughters, sister Nancy Sleicher ’50, and brother William ’45.

John E. O’Sullivan ’42, of Vero Beach, Fla.; Nov. 19, 2006. He worked for Textron’s corporate office in Providence before becoming a founder of Indian Head, Inc., a manufacturing conglomerate. He was a member of St. Michael’s Church in Greenwich, Conn., the Greenwich Country Club, the Indian River Shores town council, Habitat for Humanity, and the finance committee of the Greenwich Academy of Connecticut board of trustees. He was a dog lover and devoted Red Sox fan. He is survived by his wife, Madeleine, two daughters, six grandchildren, and two sisters.

William J. Roberts ’42, of Lake Forest, Ill.; Nov. 17, 2006, of cancer. He was an investment adviser in several Chicago investment firms and a managing director of Roberts, Glore & Co. from 1984 to 2005. Phi Beta Kappa. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy as a navigator in the 1944 Normandy invasion and later in the occupation of Germany. He was a guest lecturer at many corporate functions and universities. He was a member of the Arab Petroleum Congress in Baghdad in 1967, the People-to-People delegation with the China State Economic Commission in 1987, the Citizen Ambassador Program in Vietnam in 1992, the Archeological Institute of America, and the Classical Art Society of Chicago. He was an elder of the First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest. He is survived by his wife, Ann; four daughters, including Elizabeth Roberts ’80 and Mary R. Ziko ’83; a son; and seven grandchildren.

David W. Burnham ’43, of Brookfield, N.H.; Nov. 10, 2006, of cancer. He worked in advertising, interior design, and architecture. He was a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army during World War II. An eagle scout as a boy, he was later very active in Boy Scouts of America, serving as scoutmaster. He was an active member in the Winton Club of Winchester, Mass., and enjoyed water-skiing and snow skiing. Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by his wife, Alice, son Stephen ’70, a daughter, four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Herbert Grainger ’43, of San Mateo, Calif.; Sept. 22, 2006. He was an avid amateur photographer and member of the Focus Photographic Society of San Carlos, Calif. He volunteered at the San Mateo chapter of the American Cancer Society. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen, two sons, a daughter, two stepchildren, six grandchildren, and a sister.

Irving S. Pickar ’43, of Santa Rosa, Calif.; Nov. 5, 2006. He worked for both the Sealy mattress company and Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. before retiring. He volunteered as a mediator in the Albany, New York, court system. After moving to Santa Rosa, he became a member of Congregation Shomrei Torah and was involved in the ritual committee, Torah study, and the meditation group. He enjoyed playing guitar, singing in the temple choir, canoeing, hiking, lawn bowling, and bridge. He is survived by his wife, Adele Goodman Pickar’49; four sons, including Joel ’73, Daniel ’78; Andrew ’81; and eight grandchildren.

Grey H. Wyman ’43, of Chatham, N.J.; Nov. 28, 2006, of congestive heart failure. He worked for Merrill Lynch. He served in World War II. He volunteered for the Red Cross and assisted senior citizens. He enjoyed traveling. He is survived by his wife, Carol, and three daughters.

Eugene D. Castellucci ’44, of Winter Park, Fla.; Oct. 16, 2006. He was the founder, the president, and a partner at Castellucci, Galli Corp., an architectural and engineering firm, until his retirement in 1990. He was responsible for the design and implementation of numerous state and public facilities in Rhode Island, including high-rise facilities for the elderly, interstate roadways and bridges, and the first geodesic dome structure at T.F. Green Airport. He served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps during World War II. He is survived by three sons, two daughters, a sister, and nine grandchildren.

Frank V. McDonough Jr. ’44, of Beaverton, Ore.; Sept. 3, 2006, of advanced pulmonary fibrosis. He worked for thirty-one years at Southern New England Telephone company as plant manager and management training coordinator. He enjoyed sailing, yachting, model boat building, and speculating in the stock market. He is survived by his wife, Jane, a son, and a daughter.

Stuart W. Sweet ’44, of Bourne, Mass.; April 10, 2006. He is survived by his wife, Vivian.

John P. Connelly Jr. ’45, of Devon, Pa.; Feb. 26, 2005, of heart disease. He was a director of dealer organization for GM-Cadillac Motor Car Co. until his retirement in 1987. He served in the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Mary, seven children, and eight grandchildren.

Richard Kaffenberger ’45, of Greensboro, N.C.; Feb. 25, 2006. He is survived by his daughter, Susan Wetzel.

William R. King ’45, of Carson City, Nev.; Nov. 18, 2006, of complications from cancer. He was a surgeon and general practitioner for forty-nine years. He was twice chief of staff at Carson-Tahoe Hospital, from 1958 to 1959 and from 1964 to 1965. He was a hospital trustee from 1959 to 1961 and again from 1964 to 1974. He served on the Carson City school board from 1960 to 1966. He served three years as an elder in the Presbyterian church. He was named the Nevada State Medical Association’s Distinguished Physician of the Year in 2003. He is survived by his wife, Christine, two daughters, a son, and four grandchildren.

Philip G. Bourne ’46, of Ridgewood, N.J.; Feb. 2, 2006, of diabetes. He worked at the Scott Paper Company until his retirement in 1988. He served in World War II. He belonged to the American Chemical Society and the Society of Cosmetic Chemists. He enjoyed gardening, travel, music, and reading. He is survived by his wife, Eileen, two daughters, and a son.

Mareon L. Dunlap ’47, of Harpswell, Maine; Nov. 28, 2006, after a battle with cancer. She was a retired high school teacher and librarian. After her retirement, she volunteered with Head Start and Literacy Volunteers. She enjoyed her gardens, grandchildren, and pets. She is survived by a daughter, a son, four stepchildren, and a brother.

Howard E. Reese ’47, of Alexandria, Va.; July 1, 2006. He is survived by his daughter, Sherry A. Jeter.

Harvey Langee ’48, of Gainesville, Fla.; Oct. 25, 2006. A psychiatrist, he was in private practice and worked with various medical establishments. He served as director of the North Central Florida Community Mental Health Center from 1973 until his retirement in 1997. He was a professor in the psychiatry department at the University of Florida. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a member of the Writers Guild of America and wrote many film and television scripts for PBS, IBM, Bank of America, Film Counselors, and the U.S. Navy. He was an avid boater and member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline, two sons, two daughters, two grandsons, and a sister.

Harris W. Arnold ’49, of Cranston, R.I.; Nov. 17, 2006. He was a life insurance agent and estate planner. He owned and managed two buildings in Providence. He served as a captain in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and received many citations. He was a member of the Church of the Transfiguration in Cranston. He was founder and first president of the Cranston Chapter of the Junior Chamber of Commerce. He was involved in many civic organizations, including the Cranston Chapter of the American Red Cross, R.I. Search and Rescue, and the R.I. Founders and Patriots. He is survived by his wife, Kathryn, a son, four daughters, eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Gilbert R. Parker ’49, of Rio Rancho, N.Mex.; Jan. 22, 2006.


Charles F. Butterworth III ’50, of Littleton, Colo.; Nov. 20, 2006, of congestive heart failure. He was retired from a career designing machinery in various engineering firms in the United States and Nova Scotia. He served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Amazing Grace Church and of several book clubs. He enjoyed gardening, woodworking, and reading. He is survived by his wife Ida, three sons, a daughter, two stepchildren, two grandchildren, and a brother, John ’50.

Mark T. Fowler ’50, of Concord, Mass.; Oct. 14, 2006.

Marilyn Southwick Fregly ’50, of Gainesville, Fla.; Oct. 30, 2006. She was a University of Florida professor emeritus of public relations. Before that, she was an assistant professor of behavioral studies. From 1968 to 1972 she was a communications, humanities, and journalism faculty member at Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville and advised the student newspaper, as well as the student radio and TV stations. She was chairwoman of the University of Florida’s institutional review board for nonmedical research. With her husband, she coauthored several works on blood pressure, the role of sodium in health, and serendipity in science. She worked in the Center of International Economic and Business Studies of the College of Business Administration, focusing on programs giving graduate students hands-on experience in international trade and business. She also helped managers in the Russian Federation develop education programs. She was a member of the Religious Society of Friends. She is survived by a brother and several nieces and nephews.

Carl W. Otto ’50, of Wakefield, R.I.; Nov. 8, 2006, of respiratory failure. He was a retired employee of the British Oxygen Company. He served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the American Chemical Society for fifty-six years. He enjoyed gardening and playing poker. He is survived by his sister, Edna Otto ’51.

Gilbert Tracy ’50, of Clinton, Md.; March 9, 2006. He is survived by his wife, Agnes.

Robert F. Gandert ’52, of Mansfield, Ohio; Dec. 7, 2006, after a short illness. He worked in the garage-door business for nearly forty years, most recently with his son, Craig, at Gandert Door Co. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of many clubs and associations, including the Sons of Herman and the Lakewood Racquet Club, where he was inducted into its hall of fame. In February he was inducted posthumously into the Mansfield Senior High School Hall of Fame. Delta Tau Delta. He enjoyed sports photography and loved watching and photographing his grandchildren at their sporting events. He is survived by his wife, Sara, three sons, a daughter, and five grandchildren.

Gerald A. Kearney ’52, of Temple City, Calif.; Sept. 3, 2006, of cancer. He was a history and Latin teacher at West Covina High School before retiring in 1996. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps, from which he was discharged with the rank of captain. He was a trophy-winning angler. Alpha Delta Phi. He is survived by his wife, Wendy Clark Kearney ’53, three children, and six grandchildren.

Quentin McGown ’54, of Fort Worth; Dec. 6, 2006. He practiced law for forty years before a stroke prompted his resignation from the Bar. He was a member of the Steeplechase Club. He was very involved in American yachting and served as secretary of the Fort Worth Boat Club, commodore of the Texas Yachting Association, and senior judge for the U.S. Yacht Racing Union. He established the Longhorn Youth Racing Association to provide both financial and equipment support for young sailors throughout the country. He is survived by his wife, Laura, two sons, and a brother.

Michael J. Reilly ’55, of McLean, Va.; Nov. 14, 2006, of congestive heart failure. He worked at IBM for thirty-five years until he retired in 1990. While at IBM he traveled extensively and attended the Courant Institute of Mathematics, where he obtained a Master’s degree in 1963. He was an IBM representative to the National Security Agency at Fort Meade, Md. He earlier served in the U.S. Army. While at Brown he was selected to the All-New England all-star team and the All-Scholastic team. He was a member of the Army Security Agency retiree group; the Rusty Blues (an IBM retiree group); the River Bend Golf and Country Club in Great Falls, Va.; and St. Luke Catholic Church. He was an avid photographer. Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; three sons, including Thomas ’88; a daughter; and twelve grandchildren.

James H. Rider ’55, of Newark, Del.; Jan. 29, 2006. He is survived by his son, Matthew ’85.

Donald P. Trepte ’55 of Dennis, Mass.; Nov. 12, 2006. He was chairman of the Dennis board of selectmen. He worked for the New England Jeep and Eagle Dealers Advertising Association, from which he retired in 1995. He was earlier the senior vice president of the William Esty Advertising Association in California. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Rankin. He is survived by his wife, Bobbi, and two daughters.

William T. Apostolacus Jr. ’56, of Shrewsbury and Little Silver, N.J.; Nov. 15, 2006. He was the owner of Travel Network in Shrewsbury. He was earlier a computer programmer on Wall Street, where he helped develop the first computerized trading programs. He served in the New Jersey National Guard. He was a member of the Little Silver Board of Adjustment, the Simpson Methodist Church choir, and the Embury United Methodist Church choir of Little Silver, N.J. He was active in the Boy Scouts of America and helped start the youth soccer league in Little Silver. He is survived by his wife, Mary, two sons, two daughters, seven grandchildren, and a sister.

Donald K. Freeman ’56, of Asheville, N.C.; Aug. 18, 2006. He is survived by his wife, Laura.

Katherine Lockhart Hertel ’58, of Montville, N.J.; Dec. 4, 2006, of Parkinson’s disease. She was a homemaker and substitute teacher in area schools. She was a member of the Montville Reformed Church, where she taught Sunday school, and eventually joined the First Presbyterian Church of Boonton. She enjoyed volunteering at her children’s schools, playing bridge and tennis, doing aerobics, hiking, and traveling. She is survived by her husband, John, two daughters, a son, and eight grandchildren.

Edward J. Armour ’59, of East Meadow, N.Y.; April 11, 2006. He is survived by his wife, Helen.

Jean Dietel Michaud ’59, of Lowell, Mass.; Nov. 9, 2006. She was employed at HRH Cadell & Byers. She loved nature and attended Boston Symphony Orchestra concerts. She was devoted to many charitable organizations. She is survived by five stepchildren, several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and a brother.


Paul Magnuson ’61, of Maplewood, N.J.; Sept. 7, 2006. He was a professor of English at New York University. He served as administrator of the graduate program, was recognized as a distinguished scholar, and served as adviser to the Wordsworth Circle. He was a former president of the Wordsworth-Coleridge Association and wrote numerous essays and book reviews. He served in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Campbell ’63; two daughters, including Kate Magnuson ’95; and a brother, John A. Magnuson ’53.

Lillian S. Robinson ’62, of Montreal; Sept. 20, 2006, of ovarian cancer. She was an educator at Concordia University in Montreal. She is survived by a son, a brother, and a sister.

Crawford “Tobey” Hindermann Jr. ’63, of Hartford; Nov. 11, 2006. He was a trust officer at the Connecticut Bank and Trust Co. in Hartford. He is survived by two sons and a daughter.

Charlene Becker Rydell ’63, of Brunswick, Maine; June 8, 2006, of cancer. She was a member of the Maine state legislature. Elected in 1984 to the state House of Representatives, she served five terms. She served on the House’s Banking and Insurance Committee, which she chaired from 1987 to 1990, and as a member of the Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee from 1990 to 1994. She also served on several committees of the National Conference of State Legislatures and was chairwoman of the Children and Family Services Committee and the Health Committee, as well as vice chairwoman of the State Federal Assembly. In 1998 she became a health care adviser to U.S. Congressman Tom Allen of Maine. She was part of the group appointed by Governor John E. Baldacci that developed his Dirigo Health Reform Initiative in 2003. She was a founding trustee on the board of the Maine Health Access Foundation and was involved with several other community programs and committees. She received several awards, including the Larry Connolly Award for Dedication to Justice and Equality for Maine Lesbian and Gay Citizens in 1998, the Congressman John Joseph Moakley Award for Exemplary Community Service in 2005, and the John Marvin Award in 2006. She enjoyed the beach and her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband, Lars ’64, a son, two grandchildren, and a sister.

Mary Barr Young ’66, of Acton, Mass.; Nov. 29, 2006, of cancer. She had been employed as a manager for Digital Equipment Corporation before retiring. She devoted much of her time to volunteering with Planned Parenthood of Boston, as well as for a local battered women’s shelter. She is survived by her son, Mike Young ’94, a daughter, and three grandchildren.

Frederic R. Mattfield Jr. ’67, of Long Beach, Wash.; Nov. 7, 2006, following a heart attack. He was a librarian in Ocean Park, Wash. and Ilwaco, Wash. He earlier worked as an interpretative assistant for Washington State parks. He was an active volunteer at the Ilwaco Heritage Museum and enjoyed photography and reading. He is survived by his wife, Lisa, a sister, and two nieces.


Bryan J. Marini ’71, of Weymouth and Quincy, Mass.; Sept. 16, 2006, of cancer. He owned and operated AVO Cedar Fence, Inc. in Stoughton, Mass. He enjoyed baseball, football, golf, and running. He is survived by his wife, Anna, and a daughter.

Laurence J. Bresslour ’74, of Jamaica Plain, Mass.; Feb. 5, 2006.

Jose M. Colon ’75, of New York City; Sept. 26, 2006, of osteosarcoma. He was an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the New Jersey Medical School at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, in Newark. He was a diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and of the American Board of Reproductive Endocrinology. He was a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine. He was codirector and co–founding partner of University Reproductive Associates in Hackensack, N.J. He is survived by his mother, two sisters, and a brother.

Alan J. Axelrod ’76, of Warwick, R.I.; Oct. 26, 2006. He was the assistant director of planned giving at the University of Rhode Island, beginning in 1999. He was previously the vice president of gift planning for the United Way of Southeastern New England and the former CEO of Axelrod Music, Inc. He was a member of Temple Beth-El, where he held positions on the executive board and the school board, and was chairman of its social actions committee. He was on the editorial board of the R.I. Jewish Federation’s newspaper. He received the Norman D. and Flo Tiles Community Relations Council Award in 1999. He was a member of Touro Fraternal Association and the Narragansett Boat Club, and was a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and the R.I. Coalition of Library Advocates, where he also served a term as president. He was an avid writer, sailor, and hiker. He is survived by his wife, Adelina, a daughter, and sister.

James F. Wing Jr. ’77, of Houston; Feb. 8, 2006. He is survived by his wife, Deborah.


Ward Crowley ’37 ScM, of Deer Park, Wash.; Oct. 25, 2006. He was an instructor in mathematics at the University of Idaho and the first director of the school’s computer center. He was an instructor of math and astronomy at Washington State College. He operated the family dairy on Wild Rose Prairie in Washington State. Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by one son, four daughters, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Jane Crawford Scheiner ’40 AM, of Baldwinsville, N.Y.; Nov. 30, 2006. She worked on General Electric’s early missile program. She was a past member of the Baldwinsville Library Board, the Travelers Club, Meals on Wheels, Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Female Charitable Society. She was the state chairwoman of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America XVII Century, Mohawk Valley Chapter. She was also a member of numerous national and regional genealogical societies. She is survived by her husband, Carl, a daughter, a son, five grandchildren, and a brother.

Jack Frommer ’54 PhD, of Westborough, Mass.; Nov. 3, 2006. He was a professor of anatomy at Tufts medical and dental schools. He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II, navigating fifty missions. He was an avid gardener and tennis player. He is survived by three sons, a daughter, and two grandchildren.

Howland A. Fowler ’57 PhD, of Bethesda, Md.; Sept. 3, 2006, of lymphoma. He was a physicist for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) until his retirement in 1994. He served as an administrator for eight years. He authored and coauthored more than thirty scholarly papers. After retiring he continued as a guest researcher for NIST until 2000. He was a member of the American Physical Society, the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and the Cosmos Club. He was a trustee and usher at the National Presbyterian Church and a volunteer with Recording for the Blind. He enjoyed playing the piano, sailing, and reading. He is survived by his wife, Shirley, two daughters, and five grandchildren.

Arnaldo C. Sierra ’61 AM, of West Hartford, Conn.; Oct. 27, 2006, after a brief illness. He was a professor emeritus at Central Connecticut State University, where he taught for twenty-three years in the modern language department. He was a trustee for the state’s community colleges. He served as an interpreter for various courts in Connecticut, and was a founding member of the Connecticut Association of Latinos in Higher Education. He contributed numerous articles to local Spanish newspapers. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He was a recipient of several awards, including a Ford Foundation fellowship, a Hispanic Leadership fellowship, and the Medal of Honor from the Josefina Romo–Arrequi Memorial Foundation. He was an avid Cleveland Indians baseball fan. He is survived by his wife, Marion, three sons, four daughters, sixteen grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter.

Charles Oxman ’65 MAT, of Old Bridge, N.J.; March 12, 2006.

Charles M. Fiduccia ’68 ScM, of Gilbert, Ariz.; Sept. 8, 2006.

Brian M. Smith ’81 PhD, of Walnut Creak, Calif.; Aug. 31, 2006, of melanoma. He was a manager at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He was earlier employed as a research geologist with Unocal’s science and technology division. He is survived by his wife, Dianne, and two sons.

Ricardo Krauel ’99 PhD, of Princeton, N.J.; Nov. 22, 2006, of cancer. He had been an assistant professor of Spanish and Portuguese languages and cultures at Princeton since 1998. At Brown he was awarded the Kossoff Prize for Leadership in Language Teaching and the Lippitt Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching. He published many articles on writers. He is survived by his wife, Carmen, and two children.


Julius Stoll Jr. clinical professor emeritus of clinical neuroscience, of Providence; Nov. 9, 2006. He was chairman of the Medical Advisory Board of the R.I. Workers’ Compensation Court through 2004. Earlier, he was surgeon-in-chief of the Department of Neurological Surgery at R.I. Hospital. He served in the U.S. Navy as a lieutenant in the Pacific during World War II. He was a member of the Friday Night Medical Club, the Hope Club, and the Dunes Club in Narragansett, R.I. He was on the board of directors of the Audubon Society of Rhode Island. Alpha Omega Alpha. He is survived by his wife, Ann, a son, a daughter, and three grandchildren.

Helen G. Kurtz, associate librarian, of Providence; Nov. 17, 2006. She had been a librarian in Burlington, Vt., and taught physical education in Iowa and Minnesota. She served as president of the board at Laurelmead Retirement Community from 1998 to 2002. She was secretary of the Providence Camera Club and a member of the American and Rhode Island Library Associations. She enjoyed woodworking. She is survived by a nephew and two nieces.

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