John A. Purinton Jr. ’30, of Providence; Oct. 17. He was on the faculty at the Univ. of Virginia’s Colgate Darden Graduate School of Business Administration. He was earlier vice president for production, engineering, and international subsidiaries at the pharmaceutical firm G.D. Searle & Co. He served during World War II at the War Production Board in Washington, D.C., where he coordinated the production and supply of pharmaceuticals, including penicillin. He is survived by two daughters and three grandchildren.
Jessie Barker ’33, of Smithfield, R.I.; Oct. 30, after a short illness. She was assistant treasurer at the Providence Journal, where she worked for forty-four years until retiring in 1978. A longtime volunteer at Brown, she served as class treasurer and helped to organize class reunions. She was a member of the American Association of University Women, the Pembroke Club of Providence, and Hamilton House. She enjoyed reading, golfing, and traveling. She is survived by a niece.
Herbert L. Addelson ’34, of Nova Scotia, Canada; Feb. 28, 2005. Survivors include daughter Jane Addelson Cook ’66.
Herbert G. Molden ’34, of Taunton, Mass.; Jan. 24, 2004.
William Lauder Jr. ’35, of Norwalk, Conn.; Oct. 12. He was a sportswriter at the New York Herald-Tribune, where he covered the Dodgers, the baseball and football Giants, the Yankees, the Rangers, the Newport-Bermuda Yacht Race, and the Triple Crown horse races. He retired in 1960 after twenty-five years with the paper, the last nine spent covering the racing beat exclusively. He later worked in public relations at the New York Racing Association for eighteen years, retiring in 1978. The son of William Lauder, class of 1898, who played third base for the New York Giants in 1902 and 1903, he was a loyal Giants fan. He was former president of the New York and national turf writers associations and a lifetime member of the Baseball Writers Association. Inducted into the Norwalk High School Wall of Honor, he was also honored by the Norwalk Oldtimers Athletic Association. At Brown he was a cheerleader for the football team. In high school he worked as a stringer for the Norwalk Hour. He is survived by his wife, Alice.
Ruth Williams Perkins ’35, of Melrose, Mass.; Nov. 1. Before marrying, she was a statistical manager at an investment-counseling firm in New York City and worked in the research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. She was a longtime active member of the First United Methodist Church in Melrose. She was also a member of the Women’s Republican Club of Melrose, Melrose Community Associates, the American Association of University Women, and the Melrose Historical Society. A summer resident of Perkins Island in Ipswich, Mass., she was a member of the Ipswich Historical Society. She is survived by her husband, V. Edward Perkins ’35; a daughter, Virginia Anne Perkins Mamdani ’66; and two grandchildren.
David Balfour ’36, of Westborough, Mass.; Sept. 22. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; two sons, including Donald ’74; a daughter; three grandchildren; and a brother.
Charlotte Morse Benson ’36, of Riverside, R.I.; Oct. 19. She was a teacher’s aide at the Arthur E. Platt School in Riverside. She earlier worked at Brown’s John Hay Library. She is survived by two sons, including Frederick ’65; four daughters, including Nancy Benson Mari ’71; fourteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two brothers, including Frederic Morse ’47.
David A. Baker ’37, of Skokie, Ill.; Feb. 10, 2004.
Evelyn Sarcione Turcone ’37, of North Providence; Nov. 20. She was a teacher in the Smithfield, R.I., public schools for twenty years, until she retired in 1979. She is survived by her husband, Michael, two sons, a daughter, five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and a sister.
Guy W. Vaughan Jr. ’38, of Newport, R.I.; Oct. 2, after a short illness. He owned Nemac, a precision machining company in Long Island City, N.Y., until he retired in 1977. He was earlier a foreman at Marquette Metal Products in Cleveland for seven years. A pilot, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Forces at the start of World War II, but after falling ill became a technical representative on military engine maintenance and repair. In the Pacific, he served with the B-29 program on Tinian, the base island for the plane that carried the atomic bomb. He was awarded the Bronze Star. During college he joined the Merchant Marine and served on cargo ships for two years. He then worked in the electric motor department at Wright Aircraft. A longtime sailor, he and his wife owned a forty-five-foot yacht, Thetis, and lived on St. John, V.I., for more than twenty years. He was active in the St. John Yacht Club, the Pine Peace School, and the Humane Society. He is survived by two sons, a daughter, and two grandsons.
Donald A. Mann ’39, of Wellesley, Mass.; Oct. 28. He worked in the wool trade as a controller at Forte Dupee Sawyer until he retired in 1983. He was earlier an accountant at Wright Brothers. A U.S. Army Medical Corps veteran of World War II, he was stationed in Guadalcanal and attained the rank of first sergeant. He worked for Washburn & Crosby, a division of General Mills, before World War II. He was a member of the Wellesley Congregational Church. He is survived by a son, a daughter, and five grandchildren.
Armine Kazaross Menasian ’39, of Canton Center, Conn.; Feb. 4, 2004. Survivors include daughter Lisa Menasian Scribner ’73, ’74 AM.
Bernard I. Kahn ’40, of Mission Viejo, Calif.; Dec. 30, 2004.
Richard H. Bell ’41, of Falmouth, Maine; Aug. 28, after a long illness. He worked as a chartered life underwriter at Equitable Insurance Headquarters in Chicago until the late 1980s. After retiring, he lived in Portugal, Spain, and France for three years. He earlier worked in paper manufacturing until the 1970s. He served in naval ordinance during World War II. A member of the Cathedral Church of St. Luke in Portland, Maine, he is survived by his wife, Trudy, 8 Applegate Ln., Falmouth 04105; a son; a daughter; three grandchildren; a brother, Robert ’43; and nephew Robert Jr. ’70.
Eleanor Feldman Horvitz ’41, ’69 MAT, of Providence; Nov. 16. She was an archivist and historian at the Rhode Island Jewish Historical Association for thirty-one years. When she retired in 2002, the association named its annual scholarship in her honor. She wrote many articles documenting the history of Jews in Rhode Island. A member of Temple Beth El and its Sisterhood, she was also a member of the Miriam Hospital Women’s Association. She is survived by her husband, Abraham; a son, Leslie ’70; and a sister.
Geraldine Williams Miller ’41, of Pawtucket, R.I.; Nov. 2. She was a teacher at Jenks Junior High School in Pawtucket and the Pawtucket Christian Day School until she retired in 1958. She also taught in North Carolina. A member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Pawtucket, she taught Sunday school and was a lay reader for the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island. She was an associate of the Sisters of the Holy Nativity. She is survived by two daughters and two grandchildren.
Norman T. Creighton ’43, of Sarasota, Fla.; Dec. 31, 2002.
Mary “Gene” Gannon Gallagher ’44, of Warwick, R.I.; Oct. 25. She was an active member of the Brown Alumni Association and served as an officer of her Pembroke class. She enjoyed reading and sports. She is survived by a son, three daughters, and seven grandchildren.
Leon W. Plympton Jr. ’44, of Gainesville, Fla.; May 8. He was founder and president of New England Helicopter Service and, later, Helicopters International, which did business from Canada to South America. He was a member of several organizations, including the National Audubon Society and the American Helicopter Society, and was a member of the President’s Committee on Traffic Safety. He is survived by a daughter, a son, two grandsons, and his former wife.
James N. Cranor ’45, of Blacksburg, Va.; Oct. 9. He retired from Extension Publications at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. in 1990, after more than twenty years. He served in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II. He is survived by his wife, Rosalind, two sons, a daughter, a stepson, a stepdaughter, seven grandchildren, and a brother.
Joyce Roberts Harrison ’46, of Avon, Conn.; Feb. 1, 2005.
Richard H.M. Holmes ’46, of Hillsborough, Calif.; Sept. 13. He retired in 1986 as vice president of Capital Research and Management Co. He remained a director of several mutual funds with the American Funds Group until 1997. A life member of Mensa, he was active in the local group. He came to the United States as a refugee after spending his childhood in Greece, Hungary, and England. He served in the Royal Air Force during World War II. He is survived by his wife, Toni, two sons, two grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Roderick T. Phinney ’46, of Sarasota, Fla.; Oct. 15, 2004.
Robert J. Tefft Jr. ’46, of Rumford, R.I.; Nov. 3. A physician, he maintained a private practice in Providence for more than forty years and served on the staffs of Rhode Island Hospital, St. Elizabeth’s Home, and the Brown Medical School. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. A member of the Brown Faculty Club, the Rhode Island Historical Society, the Pettaquamscutt Historical Society, the East Providence Historical Society, and the Irish Genealogy Society, he is survived by a daughter, a son, five grandchildren, and a brother.
Albert A. Thornton ’46, of White Plains, N.Y.; Oct. 8. He owned and operated Mitchell Place Garage in White Plains for many years. After selling the garage he continued to own and manage White Plains Auto Rental Co. He was former president of the White Plains Exchange Club. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he served in the Pacific. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Manna Thornton ’47, a daughter, three grandsons, and a brother.
John G. Parker ’47, ’52 PhD, of Olney, Md.; Oct. 9, of leukemia. He worked at the Johns Hopkins Univ. Applied Physics Laboratory for thirty-eight years, retiring in 1994. He did research in molecular physics, acoustics, photoacoustics, laser applications, infrared detection, and cancer phototherapy. His acoustics work led to applications for detecting leaks and corrosion in underground natural-gas distribution lines. He also developed an infrared detection system used in photodynamic cancer treatment. He held four patents and published more than forty scientific articles. He earlier worked at the Johns Hopkins Institute for Cooperative Research and at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory’s sound division, where he did theoretical studies of underwater sound propagation. He served in the U.S. Naval Reserve during World War II. He coached youth football and baseball and enjoyed hiking and visiting the Rhode Island shore. He is survived by his wife, Patricia, two daughters, a son, seven grandchildren, and a sister.
Bobby J. Barnhart Sr. ’48, of Austin, Tex.; Oct. 15. A registered professional engineer, he and his wife founded Barnhart Plumbing and Heating Co., Barnhart Manufacturing and Supply Co., and Cinbar Corp. He also owned and directed a successful art gallery featuring primarily the works of American illustrator W.H.D. Koerner, who lived from 1878 to 1938. For many years he raised livestock and Longhorn cattle and was active in the Southwestern Cattle Raisers and Longhorn Cattle Associations; one of his former longhorn steers became Bevo, the mascot at the Univ. of Texas. He served in the U.S. Navy at the end of World War II and in the Korean War, rising to the rank of lieutenant commander and retiring in 1987 from the U.S. Naval Reserve. He was active in many organizations, including the Society of Professional Engineers, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Confederate Air Force, the Elks, the Shriners, the Masons, and the Royal Order of Jesters. He was a member of the Austin and Headliners clubs. He is survived by his wife, Cindy, two sons, a daughter, two grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, and a sister.
Patricia Flaherty Hatheway ’48, of Hanover, N.H.; April 24, after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was head of copy research at the advertising firm Warwick and Legler until the birth of her first child. She was earlier a research specialist at Young and Rubicam and at Doherty, Clifford, Steers, and Schenfield. She was active in many organizations in Chappaqua, N.Y., particularly the Episcopal Church. A founding member of the Coalition for the Homeless in Westchester County, N.Y., she chaired the outreach commission at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, where she was also a member of the vestry. She was a founder and director of Samaritan House, a homeless shelter at Grace Church in White Plains, N.Y., for fifteen years. She also served on the outreach commission of the Episcopal Diocese of New York and was a member of the diocesan commission for the Diocese of New York, a post she held until moving to San Francisco in 1986. At a gala dinner held in her honor, she was awarded a certificate of appreciation from Westchester County. In San Francisco she was involved in the outreach program at Grace Cathedral, working on behalf of the homeless and people with AIDS. An active volunteer with the Upper Valley Coalition for the Homeless, she was a member of the League of Women Voters and an overseer of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. She coached Little League softball and was an avid swimmer and skier. A member of the vestry of St. Thomas Church in Hanover, she is survived by her husband, John, two sons, a daughter, seven grandsons, and a sister.
George P. Shakespeare ’48, of Brattleboro, Vt.; Oct. 15. He worked at Bell Canada for twenty years, commuting to Montreal. He earlier worked at several architectural/engineering firms. At the start of his career he trained as a cattle poke on ranches in Wyoming, Montana, and Oregon. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. An avid mountain hiker, he took up cross-country skiing in the 1960s and helped to cut and built the Madonna Vasa, a twenty-mile cross-country ski trail in Vermont. Eventually, his group extended the trail to go completely around Mount Mansfield. He and his wife led many biking expeditions through northern Vermont and the Loire Valley in France. He served on the board of the Stowe School. A member of Bill W’s club for more than thirty years, he is survived by his wife, Evelyn, a son, a daughter, and two grandchildren.
Frank O. White Sr. ’48, of Hamilton, N.Y.; Oct. 17. He was former president and CEO of Midstate Raceway, Inc., in Vernon, N.Y. He is survived by his fiancée, Marion “Noni” Bartels, a son, and two daughters.
William “Marty” E. Gresh ’49, of Columbus, Ohio; Nov. 2, of leukemia. He was self-employed in the business of oil exploration. He left high school in his senior year to join the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II, serving as a B-24 pilot with the 450th bomber group of the 15th Air Force. Stationed in Italy, he took part in bombing raids over Austria, Germany, and Romania. He received the Air Medal with Oak Leaf Clusters. At Brown he was a running back on the football team and a member of the golf team. Delta Kappa Epsilon. He is survived by three brothers and many nieces and nephews.
Joel S. Kern ’49, of Chappaqua, N.Y.; Sept. 19, of leukemia. He managed the Armonk Tennis Club for thirty years. He later managed the courts at the Fenway Country Club and Westchester Avenue Tennis. He earlier owned a sports uniform business and was sales manager at Presto in Philadelphia. He coached baseball at Horace Greeley High School for seventeen years, taking the team to compete in Cuba. At Brown he was starting shortstop on the baseball team. He then played professional baseball with the Cleveland Indians organization in the New York Penn League and the Eastern League, eventually winning an invitation to spring training with the parent club. He supported charities that combat cystic fibrosis and juvenile diabetes, and delivered Meals on Wheels. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he served for two years in the Philippines. He is survived by his wife, Marjie, two sons, a daughter, and five grandchildren.
Charles R. Mason ’49, of Fort Myers, Fla.; Oct. 19, unexpectedly. He practiced law in North Attleboro, Mass., from 1953 to 1995. A World War II veteran, he served with the Blue Devils in Italy and received a Purple Heart. He was active in many organizations, serving as past president of the Attleboro Bar Association, as Plainville town counsel, and as a legal advocate for conscientious objectors. He is survived by his wife, Madeline, a daughter, a grandson, three sisters, and a brother.
Arthur E. Walters ’49, of Arlington, Va.; Oct. 14. He was an engineer at General Dynamics in Groton, Conn., for thirty years, retiring in 1989. Also a local politician, he served in elected office for twenty years in Groton. An officer in the Merchant Marines during WWII, he is survived by his wife, Ruth; and a son, David ’68.
June Bloom Bogatz ’50, of Meriden, Conn.; Nov. 1, after a long illness. She worked at the Meriden Public Library for more than thirty years, retiring in 1992 as assistant director. She was also a docent at the New Britain (Conn.) Museum of American Art. A member of Temple B’nai Abraham, she cochaired its Harris Library and served as past president of Hadassah. She was on the board of the Salvation Army and the American Association of University Women. She received the Hand of Healing honor. She is survived by a daughter, a son, a granddaughter, and a brother.
Selden B. Clark ’50, of Scottsdale, Ariz.; Dec. 12. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He is survived by two sons, including Selden, 5772 Sugar Hill Dr., Houston 77057.
David D. Hurlin ’50, of Jaffrey, N.H.; Oct. 14, after a long struggle with pancreatic cancer. He was president and CEO of Goodell Co., retiring in 1982. Earlier, he was treasurer of Abbott Co. from 1950 until 1955. He was active in the Antrim Players, performing on stage and doing behind-the-scenes work. A former board president of Monadnock Community Hospital, he was a trustee of Northfield Mount Hermon School from 1974 to 1986 and Peterborough Savings Bank from 1970 to 1997. A U.S. Navy veteran, he served in Southeast Asia and China and is survived by his wife, Priscilla; three sons, including William ’74; four grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren.
John S. LeFeber ’50, of Milwaukee, Wis.; Oct. 28, after a struggle with cancer. He owned the HiFi Center and, later, Electronic Products Inc. He was earlier a sales engineer at Globe Union. He served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps for three years. He enjoyed playing tennis, building model railroads, boating, and operating ham radio. He is survived by his wife, Suzanne, four children, nine grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.
Daniel W. Moran ’50, of Chino, Calif.; Oct. 19, after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was an educator, businessman, and benefactor to the poor. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Mary, two sons, a daughter, six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
George A. Parsons ’50, of Boston; Oct. 5, after a short illness. He was a manager at Slagle’s Restaurant in Boston, where he was a familiar fixture at the cash register. He earlier worked at the American Automobile Association. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he served in the European Theater. He was a Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots fan. He wrote numerous letters to the editor to the Boston Herald and the Boston Globe on what he felt were political injustices in Boston politics. He is survived by three siblings.
Robert Cuddeback ’51, of Glen Cove, N.Y.; Oct. 30. He was an icon in the maritime shipping industry and a member of the petrochemical industry’s Founders Club. He served as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Katherine, three sons, a daughter, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
William A. Welch Jr. ’51, of Peabody, Mass., Nov. 16, of cancer. He was principal of Peabody Veterans Memorial High School until he retired in 1983. He later served for eight years on the Peabody School Committee. He was elected to the high school’s Distinguished Career Hall of Fame in 2004. He was earlier an assistant superintendent of schools in the district, principal of Kiley Brothers Memorial School, assistant principal at South Memorial School, and a teacher at the high school. He also worked at the Peabody Fire Department. He was a member of the National Educational Honor Society. He served for twelve years as a trustee and board president of the Essex Agricultural and Technical High School and for five years on the board of North Shore Community College. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, the American Legion, and the Ancient Order of Hibernians. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he served on the gun crew of the SS Saconet in the Pacific Theater. He enjoyed reading and spending time in his Japanese garden, which featured a teahouse and more than 300 plants and shrubs. He is survived by a son and two grandchildren.
James B. Huston Jr. ’52, of Fuquay Varina, N.C.; Oct. 12, after a struggle with cancer. He worked in sales at Pitney Bowes, retiring as branch manager in Akron, Ohio, in 1986. He earlier worked in his family-owned feed and grain business in Dallas, Pa., until it closed in 1963. A first lieutenant in the U.S. Army, he was a 32nd-degree Mason and a Shriner. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was active in his local Methodist church. He was also an Eagle Scout. He is survived by his wife, Mary, two daughters, a son, and five grandchildren.
Louis P. Michaels ’52, of Bethany Beach, Del.; Sept. 9. He was division chief for compensation and benefits at the World Bank in Washington, D.C., retiring in 1986. He enjoyed traveling, gardening, and studying foreign languages. He is survived by his wife, Ann; a son, Dwight ’76; a daughter; and five granddaughters.
Donald B. Bertolini ’53, of York, Maine; Nov. 11, after a short illness. He had a long and distinguished career in the construction field. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany and during the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Ottilie, two daughters, a son, six grandchildren, and two sisters.
Lewis J. Horowitz ’56, of New York City; Nov. 25. A past chairman of the New York Futures Exchange, he retired in 1995 as executive vice president of the New York Stock Exchange. He then became a full-time volunteer on the pediatric floor at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He was earlier a partner in the firm of Phelan, Silver until 1982. He was former president of Ramapo Anchorage Camp and former board member of Downtown Hospital. He was active in the Junior Achievement and Principal for a Day programs. He is survived by his wife, Jo Ann; two sons, including Jay ’82; a stepson; a stepdaughter, Jill Malkin ’87; and five grandchildren.
Charles M. Stonehill ’57, of Toms River, N.J.; Oct. 7. He retired in 1999 from the Rickles Store. He was past president of his local B’nai B’rith. A U.S. Army veteran, he is survived by a daughter, a son, and five grandchildren.
John F. White Jr. ’59, of Providence; Nov. 12, after a long illness. He worked at Sargent and Lundy in Chicago until he retired in 1993. He earlier worked at Pratt & Whitney and General Electric. He volunteered with the Samaritans and was president of the Providence Housing Development Corp. A member of many organizations, he enjoyed listening to classical music, playing the piano, and collecting antique cars. He served as a lieutenant, junior grade, in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt. A communicant of the Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, he is survived by his mother, Julia, and two sisters.
Frederick L. Markella ’61, of Abington, Mass.; Oct. 21. He was a member of the law firm of Markella and Markella for thirty-five years. A member of the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Plymouth County Public Defenders Committee, he was a U.S. Coast Guard veteran. He was a member of the Thorny Lea Golf Club in Brockton, Mass., and the Englewood Country Club in Florida. He is survived by two sons, a daughter, a brother, and two sisters.
Gael McManus Steffens ’61, of Vero Beach, Fla.; Oct. 2, after a long struggle with leukemia. An editor and writer, she served on the staff of Glamour magazine, edited the literary magazine Parallel in Montreal, and was features editor of the London Telegraph Magazine. She later coauthored, with her husband, numerous articles on sailing and boat handling. She enjoyed cooking, entertaining, and traveling, especially on the open sea. She is survived by her husband, Donald, and a sister.
Jeffrey W. Casdin ’61, of New York City; Oct. 23, after suffering a stroke while on vacation in Paris. He had a thirty-five-year career on Wall Street. He established an internationally recognized biotechnology and healthcare hedge fund, Cooper Hill Partners, LLC, in 1997. In 1985, he started a small office that focused on the almost unknown field of biotechnology. He went on to become an Institutional Investor–ranked analyst at Oppenheimer & Co., before leaving to become first vice president at Merrill Lynch with responsibility for biotechnology research. He earlier founded one of the first discount brokerage houses, Source Securities, which, unlike most businesses on Wall Street, had modern art on the walls and no formal dress code. He sold the business to Fidelity Management and Research in 1982. Previously, he was an investment analyst in the then-emerging field of cable television, establishing a company in the early 1970s to manage cable television investments. At the start of his career he worked at Texas Instruments in the production of the joystick for the Apollo lunar module. Called a “ Wall Street maverick” by the Wall Street Journal, he is survived by his wife, Sharon; three sons, including Alexander ’91; four grandchildren; his parents, Joseph and Miriam; and two sisters.
David A. Garbus ’64, of Newton, Mass.; Nov. 23, of brain cancer. He was a well-respected corporate lawyer in Boston. The cochair of his 25th, 30th, 35th, and 40th class reunions, he is survived by his wife, Barbara Cohen Garbus ’65; two sons, including Peter ’87; two daughters, including Samantha ’90; two grandchildren; and a sister.
John P. Harenski ’64, of San Diego; Nov. 6, after a yearlong struggle with adeno-cystic carcinoma. He and his wife founded and operated AUSMS Healthcare Consultants, which served the health-care industry for twenty-four years. He was earlier executive director of the Health Systems Agency of San Diego and Imperial counties. He worked in Pittsburgh for the Health Systems Agency of Southwestern Pennsylvania from 1978 to 1979 and at the United Mineworkers of America Health and Retirement Funds from 1971 to 1978. An avid athlete and fan of college and professional sports, he played football at Brown. He had an extensive knowledge of the history of the Civil War and both world wars. Delta Tau Delta. He is survived by his wife, Joni Steinman, two children, his mother- in-law, and a brother.
David S. Mowday ’67, of San Francisco; June 26, 2004.
Paul F. Levine ’69, of Loveland, Colo.; March 3, 2004.
Gary D. Peacock ’70, of Toronto, Ontario; Nov. 18, suddenly, of a heart attack. He was a founding partner of the Toronto law firm McCague, Peacock, Borlack, McInnis & Lloyd. He was a member of the Advocates’ Society, the Canadian Bar Association, and the Insurance Risk Management Committee of Hockey Canada. Lexpert recognized him for his expertise in the area of commercial insurance litigation. A member of two golf clubs, he also played on recreational hockey teams. He is survived by his wife, Julie; a daughter; two stepsons; his parents, Harry and Rose; and a brother.
Andrew Szekely ’71, of Wrentham, Mass.; Nov. 9. He was a national frequency coordinator at Frecoor Inc. in Warwick, R.I., where he worked with the Federal Communications Commission on the licensing of frequencies for public safety. He is survived by his wife, Susan, and his mother, Maria.
Mary Thompson Grantham-Campbell ’82, of New Rochelle, N.Y.; Nov. 26, after a long illness. A cultural anthropologist, she lectured and published on the educational issues of Alaskan Native high school students. From 1994 to 1997 she was the educational ethnographer and a contributing researcher at the Brown-Campione Group, a school-reform research group in Oakland, Calif. From 1992 to 1994 she was an assistant professor of anthropology and Alaska Native studies at the interior campus of the Univ. of Alaska at Fairbanks. Active in her community, she co-chaired the William B. Ward Elementary School Compact Committee, which developed a “peace education” program for third-graders. She was also involved in the Coalition for Educational Empowerment and the Westchester Children’s Museum. She was copresident of the PTA Council of New Rochelle and a classroom volunteer. She also cofounded Visiting Teachers, Inc., a nonprofit organization to promote cross-cultural understanding. She is survived by her husband, Marvin ’82; three sons; her parents, John and Dorothy Thompson; her biological father, L.T. Grantham; a brother, Stephen Thompson ’84; two sisters; and a nephew.
Michael H. Newberg ’86, of Newton, Mass.; Nov. 22, suddenly. A physician, he was on the staff of Harvard Medical School and worked in viral vaccine research at Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He is survived by his wife, Jennifer; two children; his parents, Marc and Ruth; and a sister.
Jon C. Thurik ’91, of Madison, Wis.; Nov. 16, unexpectedly. He worked at Clark Consulting/ Health Care Practice for thirteen years, most recently as information-technology director. He enjoyed playing the piano and guitar, studying astronomy, watching movies, and taking cruises. He is survived by his mother, Mary Kay Zobava; his father, Gerald; three sisters; a brother; and his former wife, Marla Lodico.
Katherine Sanford Mifflin ’42 PhD, of Dover, Del.; Sept. 12. She retired as chief of the in-vitro carcinogenesis section at the National Cancer Institute’s Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biology. A world-renowned research scientist, she was the first to clone a single isolated mammalian cell. In the mid-1990s, while researching genetic predispositions to cancer and DNA repair deficiencies, she developed the first laboratory test that distinguishes people with Alzheimer’s disease and those predisposed to cancer. She was earlier an assistant director of the science program at the Johns Hopkins Univ. Nursing School. She also taught biology, immunology, and comparative anatomy at two other colleges. She was founding member of the American Association for Cancer Research, served on the boards of many scientific associations, and received an honorary doctorate from Catholic Univ. A former concertmaster of the National Institutes of Health Community Orchestra, she enjoyed practicing the violin, attending plays, swimming, and traveling. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Dover.
J. Karlem Riess ’43 PhD, of New Orleans; Sept. 4, during an evacuation flight out of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. He was a professor emeritus of physics at Tulane Univ., where he also served as an adviser to fraternities and honor societies and as grand marshal at graduation ceremonies. He was named one of the “alumni of the century” by the Tulane alumni association. He joined the faculty of Tulane, his undergraduate alma mater, in 1943 as an assistant professor of physics. At the time of his death Tulane had raised money to name a room in his honor. He is survived by a sister.
William Nachbar ’51 PhD, of La Jolla, Calif.; Oct. 24, of cancer. He was a professor of applied mathematics at UC San Diego until he retired in 1989. He was earlier an associate professor at Stanford Univ. He received a Guggenheim fellowship in 1967. He contributed to the study of combustion and structural mechanics, particularly the theory of shell structures. From 1955 to 1961 he worked on Polaris, the first missile designed to be launched underwater from a submarine, at the Lockheed Missile and Space Division in Palo Alto, Calif. He worked at Boeing in Seattle from 1951 to 1955, helping to design the Boeing 707, the first commercially successful jet airliner. He served in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946. He enjoyed camping, fly-fishing, snorkeling, and listening to Mozart. He is survived by his wife, Pauline ’53 PhD, a son, and a granddaughter.
John G. Parker ’52 PhD (see ’47).
William M. Daly ’55 PhD, of Natick, Mass.; Oct. 11, after a long illness. He taught history at Boston College from 1947 until he retired in 1986. His monographs were published in Medieval Studies, Traditio, and Speculum. He was active in forming Natick’s Fair Housing Committee, which worked in the early 1960s to open up housing opportunities to African Americans. In his younger years he enjoyed playing the piano and choral singing. He is survived by his wife, Catherine, two sons, a daughter, six grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.
Eleanor Feldman Horvitz ’69 MAT (see ’41).
John O. Edwards, of Providence; Nov. 4, after a long struggle with progressive supranuclear palsy. A professor emeritus of chemistry, he joined the faculty in 1951. He retired from research in 1995. His specialty was the chemistry of oxygen. He and a graduate student at the time, Mike Hoffman ’74 PhD, developed the Edwards-Hoffman mechanism for oxidations of importance in environmental chemistry. Edwards received a Guggenheim fellowship and spent a year at the Univ. of Rome in Italy. He had a long-standing collaboration with Italian colleagues, spending an extended period at the Univ. of Genoa in Italy. He also spent sabbaticals at Northwestern Univ. and Stanford. He authored or co-authored around 200 research papers and authored or edited a number of books. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. He is survived by his wife, Ruth, two daughters, a granddaughter, and a brother.
Elliot R. Goodman, of Cranston, R.I.; Nov. 27, of respiratory failure. A professor emeritus of political science, he wrote The Soviet Design for a World State (1960), which laid out the plan of Soviet leaders to dominate the world. In a eulogy, Professor Darrell West recalled, “At a time when some academics still viewed Soviet communism as a model of egalitarianism, Elliot stood out of the crowd.... It must have given him immense satisfaction to see the rest of the world come to his belief.” Goodman also wrote The Fate of the Atlantic Community (1975) and numerous scholarly articles. He began at Brown in 1955 as a Ford teaching intern, became a full professor in 1970, and retired in 1987. He was a Guggenheim fellow and a NATO research fellow from 1962 to 1963 in Paris. A popular teacher, he mentored students who went on to policy positions in the State Department and Pentagon. He attended plenary sessions of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly for more than thirty years. A member of Phi Beta Kappa and many organizations, including the Institute for Strategic Studies in London and the American Association for the Advancement of the Slavic Studies, he was listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World. He was academic associate of the Atlantic Council of the United States in Washington, D.C. He enjoyed photography, gardening, music, and sailing. He served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946 in Europe, ending at the U.S. Office of Military Government in Berlin. A member of the University Club, the Review Club, and the Brown Faculty Club, he is survived by his wife, Norma; two sons, including Jordan, 45 Amherst Rd., Cranston 02920; a daughter, Laura Goodman Humphrey ’72; and four grandchildren.
Charles E. Millard, of Warren, R.I.; Sept. 20. He was an emeritus professor of family medicine. A past president of the Rhode Island Medical Society, he was also a Roman Catholic deacon. He was cofounder and first president of the Bristol County Medical Center and the Rhode Island Academy of Family Practice. He wrote more than fifty articles in medical journals. He served in many capacities with the American Academy of Family Practice, which named him a diplomate and a charter fellow. He was also active in the American Medical Association, the National Institutes of Health, and the American Academy of Emergency Physicians, of which he was also a charter fellow. He served on the medical faculties at Dartmouth and the Univ. of Massachusetts. In 1977 he was named outstanding family physician by the Rhode Island chapter of the American Academy of Family Practice, which awarded him its Distinguished Public Service Award in 1979. The only physician to win the Rhode Island Medical Society’s Caleb Fiske award for four years in a row, he also received its President’s Award in 1979. He chaired the first medical ethics committee of the American Academy of Family Physicians and was vice chair of the medical ethics committee of the Diocese of Providence. He also served on the governor’s health task force of the Rhode Island Health Science Education Commission. He was physician at the Warren School for many years, president of the Warren Citizens Scholarship Committee, and longtime trustee of St. Mary of the Bay Roman Catholic Church. The Bristol County Chamber of Commerce named him Citizen of the Year in 1981. He served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps from 1943 to 1946. He is survived by six sons, a daughter, six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Ronald S. Rivlin, of Palo Alto, Calif.; Oct. 4. One of the best respected applied mathematicians of the twentieth century, he was the third chairman of the division of applied mathematics, serving in the late 1950s and early 1960s. He was then named the L. Herbert Ballou University Professor. In 1969 he left Brown to become director of the Center for the Application of Mathematics at Lehigh Univ. His research created nonlinear continuum mechanics, a branch of theoretical physics and engineering. His studies of rubber and rubber-like materials provided a mathematical foundation for many applications, including the design of rubber tires. In addition, his work on the fracture of rubber changed the approach to fracture mechanics. He also contributed to the study of non-Newtonian fluids, many models of which bear his name. Early in his career he was a research scientist at General Electric, where he worked on the first commercial television receiver, and at the Telecommunications Research Establishment of the Ministry of Aircraft, where he worked on radar. He also served at the British Rubber Producers’ Research Association, the Mellon Institute, and the Bureau of Standards in Washington, D.C. He is survived by his wife, Violet, a son, and a grandson.
Patrick J. Tweed, of Columbus, Ohio; Dec. 19, unexpectedly. He was a second-year PhD student in the English department. He served in the fall of 2005 as the teaching assistant for a course on Jane Austen and her predecessors. He is survived by his parents, Michael and Diane, two brothers, a sister, two nephews, two nieces, and his paternal grandmother.