April 21st, 2007


Theodore Giddings ’29, of Lenox, Mass.; June 6. He joined the Berkshire Eagle in the summer of 1928, serving as a reporter there until 1937 and as city editor from 1938 to 1971. He was best known for his popular outdoors column, “Our Berkshires,” to which he began contributing in 1948. After retiring as city editor he continued to write the column until 2003. In an obituary, the Boston Globe credited him with helping to define the Berkshires as a recreational destination. The Massachusetts Department of Fisheries and Wildlife awarded him its Francis W. Sargent Conservation Award in 2002. Giddings was a member of Zion’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Pittsfield, Mass., and the Thursday Evening Club. He is survived by his wife, Anna, a son, a daughter, six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and a brother.


Joseph Schoenholz ’30, of Maplewood, N.J.; March 15, 2001.

Stephen B. Delise ’31, of Sarasota, Fla.; Sept. 15. He was an accountant. A member of Church of the Incarnation, he is survived by two sons, ten grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and a brother.

Edward P. Jones ’33, of New Port Richey, Fla.; Aug. 6. He opened Edward Jones Floor Coverings in Birmingham, Mich., in 1963 and operated it until 1978, when he retired. In his youth he played golf and polo and raced cars. He is survived by two sons, three daughters, four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a sister.

Willard W. Viall ’33, of Peterborough, N.H.; Aug. 10. He was a locomotive engineer for the New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad, where he was earlier a fireman. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he served in a railway operating battalion in France and Germany. He worked for Texaco after graduating from Brown. While at Brown, he took a year off to serve as a tray steward on the Pan American steamship line traveling between New York City and San Francisco. He climbed every mountain higher than 4,000 feet on the East coast. He enjoyed music, gardening, and traveling, especially by train. He is survived by his wife, Ruth.

John B. Harriman ’34, of North Andover, Mass.; Sept. 8. He was a former vice president at Boston Safe Deposit and Trust Co. He had also been a senior vice president in charge of the trust department at the Bank of New England and president of the Boston Life Insurance and Trust Council. A captain on an aircraft carrier during World War II, he chaired the North Andover School Building Committee. He is survived by three daughters and nine grandchildren.

Robert D. Abercrombie ’35, of Calais, Maine; Sept. 1. He taught for more than twenty-nine years at Shady Side Academy in Pittsburgh, where he also chaired the history department. An avid golfer and golf coach, he won the seniors’ division of the Pro-Am Golf Tournament in New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, several times. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, and a daughter.

Barbara Chaffee Negralle ’35, of Old Saybrook, Conn.; July 18, 2001.

Reginald D. Barnes ’36, of Rochester Hills, Mich.; Oct. 4. An officer and director at Frontier Federal Savings & Loan, he retired in 1979. The Oklahoma Bar Association honored his sixty years of service to the group. During World War II he served as an officer aboard the USS Shangri-La in the Atlantic and Pacific. He was president and director of the Child Guidance Clinic and the Council of Social Agencies, and a director of the Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, the United Way, Planned Parenthood, the Children’s Medical Center, the Arts & Humanities Council, and Friends of the Library. A trustee of the Tulsa Library Trust, he was former chairman of the Oklahoma Human Services Commission. He was a member of the Tulsa Tennis Club, Southern Hills Country Club, Windycrest Sailing Club, and Tawas Beach Club. He is survived by his wife, Patty Lou Floyd, two sons, a daughter, five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Donald W. Jones ’36, of Phoenix; July 19. He worked for many years in sales and merchandising, including at Vanity Fair Corp., Hathaway Shirt, and the Asher Co., retiring in 1982. A veteran of World War II, he was a life member of the Leominster (Mass.) Lodge of Elks, the American Legion, Oak Hill Country Club, and Orchard Hills Athletic Club. He was also a Mason and member of the First Unitarian Church of Leominster. He is survived by a daughter.

Harry Moses ’36, of Chicago; June 26. The obituary that appeared in the November/ December BAM contained incorrect career information. He headed the meteorology group at Argonne National Laboratory and worked at the U.S. Department of Energy. He is survived by his wife, Edith, a daughter, two sons, and five grandchildren.

Eleanor M. Addison ’38, ’41 AM, of Warwick, R.I.; Oct. 3. She was an administrative assistant in the Brown math department for forty-one years, retiring in 1981. Active in the Brown Club of Rhode Island, she was the longest continuous member of St. Matthew Church.

Mary Sullivan Melvin ’38, of Winston-Salem, N.C.; Aug. 25. She was a retired associate professor at Salem College, where she’d worked for nearly thirty years. A member of Immanuel Moravian Church, she was an interpreter for the U.S. Embassy during World War II. She was a former Cub Scouts den mother. She is survived by two sons, a granddaughter, and a sister.

Alvin D. Johnson ’39, of Wakefield, R.I.; July 29. A minister within the American Baptist Convention, he served in Connecticut, Colorado, and Rhode Island for nearly fifty years, and after retiring served as a minister in several temporary positions. At Brown, he was a first runner-up in New England wrestling. He is survived by his wife, Bertine, a daughter, two sons, seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and a sister.

E. Butler Moulton Jr. ’39, of New York City; Sept. 26.

Arthur M. Oppenheimer ’39, of Rancho Mirage, Calif.; Aug. 19, of respiratory failure. He was an attorney for more than forty years. A veteran of World War II, he is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Ann Oppenheimer Bogdanow ’70 and Alan Bogdanow ’68; a son, John ’73; four grandchildren, including Peter Bogdanow ’96 (whose wife is Sarah Kaplan ’96); and a great-granddaughter.


Shirley Roberts Barbour ’40, of Barrington, R.I.; Sept. 25. A retired designer at various publications, she was active in the movements for world peace, civil rights, and nuclear disarmament. She also joined other social-justice causes. She served in the Red Cross in Europe during World War II. Phi Beta Kappa. She is survived by a daughter, two grandchildren, two sisters, and two brothers, including Roy Roberts ’42.

Norman W. Cheever Sr. ’40, of Leominster, Mass.; July 31. He worked at General Electric for twenty-nine years, retiring in 1979 as a quality-control engineer. A member of the Boy Scouts for seventy-six years, he served as scoutmaster and cub master in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and New Jersey. He also coached Little League for twenty years. A winter resident of Naples, Fla., he served on the board of the local Literacy Volunteers of America. He was a member of the First Church Congregational in Boxford, Mass., and Moorings Presbyterian Church in Naples. At Brown he played baseball and founded the rifle team. He is survived by his wife, Doris, two daughters, two sons, seven grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

Roy E. Hunt ’40, of Queensbury, N.Y.; Aug. 7, after a long illness. He was a vice president at Spencer Stuart for four years, retiring in 1984. He earlier served for twenty years at Booz, Allen & Hamilton in the executive search division. He joined General Electric in 1947 and directed recruitment and placement of advanced-degree personnel. During World War II he researched rockets and flame-throwers at Allegheny Ballistics Lab. A skiier and sailor, he played the trumpet, violin, and piano. He sang bass in his church choir for many years. An Eagle Scout, he is survived by his wife, Jeanette; three sons, including William ’70 and Donald ’73; a daughter; seven grandchildren, including Heather Hunt Salerno ’96 and Hayley ’00; and a great-grandchild.

Howard S. Progner ’40, of Brewster, Mass.; June 17. He was manager of Crestwood Lake Apartments in Yonkers, N.Y., and worked in construction. Skilled in cabinetry, he contributed to the design and construction of the Eastham (Mass.) Public Library and the Council of Aging building in North Eastham. He served on the Eastham conservation commission during the 1990s. His enjoyed music, metalworking, and photography, and was an auto mechanic. During World War II he worked at the Morse Chalm Co. A member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, he is survived by two daughters and four grandchildren.

Priscilla Phillips Smith ’40, of Bar Harbor, Maine; June 23, after a long illness. She worked at the Smithsonian Institution’s Freer Art Gallery. She earlier worked at American Univ., Lake Forest (Ill.) High School, and Brookline (Mass.) High School. After retiring she was active in the Southwest Harbor Library and helped to rebuild the College of the Atlantic Library after a fire destroyed it. She enjoyed reading and the outdoors. With her late husband, she led hikes for the “Footloose Friends.” She is survived by three stepchildren and two grandchildren.

Thomas H. Steele ’40, of Decatur, Ga.; July 25, 2004.

Roger M. Altenberg ’43, of Maui, Hawaii; Oct. 12, after a long illness. He had a rare blood disorder, cryoglobulinemia. He was a professor of theater arts at California State Univ. at Los Angeles from 1954 to 1986. He began a study of psychodrama with Jacob Moreno and Lewis Yablonsky in 1967 and founded a Cal State program in the therapeutic uses of drama in the 1970s. He cofounded the National Association for Drama Therapy in 1979. He is survived by two sons, including Lee, 2605 Lioholo Pl., Kihei, Maui 96753, two grandsons, his former wife, and a brother.

Russell H. Byles ’41, of Waquoit, Mass.; Sept. 7. He worked in industrial relations at American Airlines for eighteen years and in personnel and labor relations at Perkin & Elmer and L.F.E. A former resident of Wilton, Conn., he was on the board of the local American Heart Association and the Community Fund of Fairfield County. He was also a member of the Fairfield County Hunt Club and the Waquoit Bay Yacht Club in Falmouth, Mass. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis, a daughter, four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Richard L. Capwell ’42, of Durham, N.C.; Sept. 30. He was dean of the College of the Arts and Sciences at East Carolina Univ. from 1969 to 1980 and was named a professor emeritus of English when he retired. He earlier taught English at the Admiral Billard Academy in New London, Conn.; Milton (Mass.) Academy; the Univ. of Missouri; Ohio Wesleyan Univ.; and Duke Univ. Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by two sons and a sister.

Lillian Cokin Fellner ’42, of Sarasota, Fla.; Sept. 1. A homemaker, she was a member of Temple Beth El in Providence. She was also a member of Hadassah and the Home for the Aged. She is survived by her husband, William, two daughters, two grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter.

E. Susan Weatherhead ’42, of Barrington, R.I.; Aug. 25. She was a former librarian at Brown and a real-estate agent at Brian and Thompson Inc. She was the administrative assistant to the late Rhode Island governor John Chafee. A communicant of St. Luke’s Church in Barrington, she is survived by a sister and a brother.

Richard H. Colwell ’43, of Norwalk, Conn.; Sept. 4. He was a coffee taster and importer at Standard Brands, Inc. He was active in the Darien Library and was an original member of the Roton Point Club in Rowayton, Conn. He enjoyed photography, woodworking, gardening, opera, classical and country music, chess, and mapmaking. He taught himself to speak three foreign languages. He served with the 4th Armored Division during World War II. At Brown he played the trumpet in the band. As an adolescent he survived the 1938 New England hurricane, rescuing a number of people from their rooftops. He is survived by a daughter, two grandchildren, and a sister.

James A. Cooke ’43, of Columbus, Ohio; Aug. 13. He retired from Westinghouse Electric Co. after forty years. He served in Europe in the U.S. Army during World War II. He enjoyed sailing and was a member of the Columbus Power Squadron. A member of Indianola Presbyterian Church, he is survived by his wife, Katherine, three daughters, seven grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

Bruno W. Augenstein ’44, of Pacific Palisades, Calif.; July 6, of cancer. He was vice president and chief scientist at the RAND Corp. In the 1950s he was project leader on intercontinental ballistic missiles at RAND and chief scientist for satellite programs. He is credited with helping to elevate the U.S. Air Force’s ballistic missile program to a top national priority, and with helping to develop the basic space-launch capability used in today’s space program. He also served during his career as director of planning at Lockheed Missiles and Space Co. and as assistant director of the U.S. Department of Defense, which awarded him its Distinguished Public Service Award. He was director and principal of the consulting firm Spectravision during the 1970s. A past regent of the National Library of Medicine and a member of the Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C., he served on many boards, including the National Academy of Sciences. He enjoyed history, archaeology, classical music, swimming, and traveling. During high school in Rhode Island he held the state record for the discus throw. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen, a daughter, two sons, and a sister.

Wallace S. Hay ’44, of Rutland, Vt.; June 22, after a choking accident several days earlier. He held executive management positions at American Telecommunications Corp. and Products Research and Chemical Corp. in Glendale, Calif. He earlier worked at Convair and Shell Oil. His accomplishments included industry innovations in aerospace design and construction, including early production innovations in the F-16. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he is survived by a son, three grandchildren, and two brothers.

Edward A. Shields ’44, of Hingham, Mass.; Oct. 7, after a long battle with multiple sclerosis and emphysema. He retired after forty years at New England Telephone Co. as a data systems communication manager. He earlier worked in its treasury department. A volunteer firefighter, he served on his local recreation commission, planning board, and sewer commission. He enjoyed sailing along the New England coast. A member of the Massachusetts Beach Buggy Association, he collected antique cars. He was also a frequent visitor to the Hingham Public Library. He served in the South Pacific during World War II. A communicant of St. Paul’s Parish in Hingham, he served as an usher. He is survived by four sons and eight grandchildren.

John T. Berry ’45, of Milton, Mass.; Aug. 23. He had a private surgical practice in Randolph, Mass., from 1953 to 2000. He was also an attending general surgeon at Caritas Carney Hospital and the Caritas Good Samaritan Hospital. He was a lieutenant on amphibious ships in the Pacific during World War II. A member of Gate of Heaven Church, he is survived by his wife, Eleanor; a son; four daughters, including Susan ’81; three grandchildren; a brother; and a sister.

Louis H. Hofmann ’45, of Leesburg, Fla.; Sept. 21, after complications from routine surgery. He joined Continental Can Co. in Chicago in 1951 and advanced through line, staff, managerial, and executive positions, retiring in 1987 while with the Continental International Corp. After retiring he continued to travel extensively with his wife and was active in many civic and church organizations. He served on the board of Sigma Consulting Group of St. Louis. He started his career in the wire and cable division at U.S. Rubber in Bristol, R.I. He served in the U.S. Navy for two years at the end of World War II. He was president of his class at Classical High School in Providence. At Brown, he ran track and served as business manager of Liber Brunensis. Phi Delta Theta. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; three sons, including Richard ’77,; a daughter; and five grandchildren.

Norman E. Dietrich ’46, of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; Dec. 26, 2004. He was a quality-control supervisor at Colonial Shirt Co. in Woodbury, Tenn., for twenty-five years. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of First United Methodist Church, the Masons, and Moose Lodge. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen, two sons, three daughters, and five grandchildren.

Sybil Blistein Kern ’46, of Pawtucket, R.I.; Sept. 29. She collected modern art and, later, Early American folk art before pursuing a career as a historian. She published many articles on little-known painters. She’d also been a professional interior designer. During the 1950s and 1960s she was active in the League of Women Voters and in local politics. At Brown she was elected president of her class all four years. She is survived by her husband, Arthur, a daughter, two sons, and six grandchildren.

William R. Rawson ’46, of Glen Ellyn, Ill.; Sept. 21. He was general counsel and senior vice president at McGraw-Edison until he retired in 1985. He then served as a part-time legal consultant at Union-Camp Industries in Savannah, Ga. In the early 1950s he was assistant corporate counsel at Thomas A. Edison Industries in West Orange, N.J., where he worked closely with former New Jersey governor Charles Edison. He was a member of the Millburn, N.J., Town Council , also serving as deputy mayor and on the library-expansion committee. He served on the New Jersey executive committee of the American Red Cross. A member of the New Jersey Republican Committee, he worked for the United Way in New Jersey, Illinois, and Georgia. He served as commodore of the Skidaway Island (Ga.) Yacht Club and president of the Landings Association. He was a member in Georgia of the local Kiwanis Club, which in 1994 awarded him its Golden K award. He enjoyed golfing, gardening, boating, and traveling. He had an extensive collection of Thomas Edison memorabilia. An usher and vestry member in Episcopal churches in Maplewood, N.J., and St. Charles, Ill., he was a founder and charter member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church on Skidaway Island. He served aboard a minesweeper in the Pacific during World War II. He is survived by three daughters, Shirley ’75, Jean Rawson Quist ’78, and Elizabeth Rawson Berg ’81, two granddaughters, and a sister.

James M. Lalikos ’47, of Agawam, Mass.; Sept. 21, after a long illness. He was an engineer at Titeflex, which produces Teflon hose, retiring in 1988 as vice president of engineering. He continued as a consultant to the firm. He held twenty-eight patents. In the 1970s, as chairman of the U.S. Technical Advisory Committee on International Standards for Aircraft Fluid Systems, he traveled worldwide, including to China and the Soviet Union. An active member of St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral, he was also an archon of the Greek Orthodox Church. He served on the board of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Springfield, Mass., and was past president of the Kiwanis of Springfield and the Jordan Lodge of Masons of Peabody, Mass. He was also on the board of the Springfield Economic Development Committee and the Pioneer Valley chapter of the Red Cross. A U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II, he was captain of the football team at Brown, earning All-American honors, and was selected to the Brown Team of the Decade. After college he played professional football for the Detroit Lions. He enjoyed golfing and is survived by three sons, two daughters, twelve grandchildren, and three sisters.

Ira H. Anjoorian ’48, of North Providence and Vieques, P.R.; July 9. The obituary in the November/December BAM should have said he is also survived by his former wife, Dora DeRobbio Anjoorian ’45, who is the mother of his son and two daughters.

Samuel C. Crooks ’48, of North Kingstown, R.I.; Sept. 30. He retired in 1977 from Collyer Wire Co., where he’d worked for more than twenty-five years. He was a Democratic state legislator from District 59 in Lincoln for eight years, retiring in 1976. A member of the Rhode Island Atomic Energy Commission in the 1960s and the National Defense Executive Reserve in the 1970s, he was former chairman of the Traffic Committee of the National Electrical Manufacturing Association of New York. He served on the executive council of the Blackstone Valley Boy Scouts of America. He was former vice president of the Rhode Island chapter of the American Materials Handling Society. He also chaired the board of the Saylesville, R.I., fire wardens. A former president of the Pawtucket Boys Club, he received the Bronze Keystone Award from the Boys Clubs of America. He served during World War II in the U.S. Army Air Forces and during the Korean War as a military adviser to Korean army units. He received a Commendation Medal, Bronze Star, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, and Korean Medal. He served in the Rhode Island National Guard for many years. He is survived by his wife, Gwladys; four sons, including Brian ’82; ten grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and a brother.

William E. McAuliffe ’48, of Washington, D.C.; July 20, of prostate cancer. A stockbroker, he was affiliated with Koonce Securities Inc. of Bethesda, Md., until his death. During the 1980s he was vice president of Moseley, Hallgarten, Estabrook & Weeden in Washington, D.C. He previously worked at Merrill Lynch and Rushmore Financial Group. Earlier, he was a professional singer, entertaining at hotels and embassy parties. In his teens he was a singer with the Larry Green Orchestra in New England. A U.S. Army Air Forces veteran of World War II, he was a radio operator and gunner in Europe. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross for climbing, without a parachute, into the open bay of a bomber flying at 15,000 feet over Italy to release a bomb by hand. On another mission, he suffered severe leg injuries when his crew was shot down and forced to parachute into the Mediterranean Sea. He also received a Purple Heart and five Air Medals. He golfed and played competitive bridge, sometimes as the partner of bridge expert Charles Goren. At Brown he played varsity baseball and was president of his senior class. A member of the Kenwood Country Club and Divine Science Church of the Healing Christ in Washington, he is survived by his wife, Violet, a stepdaughter, and three grandchildren.

Edward E. Haley ’49, of Wallingford, Conn.; July 19. He was laboratory supervisor at the West Haven (Conn.) VA Hospital until he retired in 1988. He enjoyed traveling, gardening, and making bread and wine. A singer, he was a member of the New Haven Chorale and the choir of Northford Congregational Church. He served in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He is survived by his wife, Jean, a daughter, two sons, two stepsons, and four step-grandchildren.

Albert A. Hooper ’49, of Melbourne, Fla.; June 4. A mechanical engineer, he was active in the World War II submarine veterans group. Delta Phi. He is survived by his wife, Doris, 3150 N. Harbor City Blvd., #230, Melbourne 32935; two daughters; and two sons.

William F. Turner ’49, of Coventry, R.I.; July 2. A chemist in the textile printing and finishing industry, he retired in 1991 after thirty-five years with the Cranston (R.I.) Print Works Co. He was also a pioneer in the design and operations of wastewater treatment facilities. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute awarded him its Medal for Excellence in Mathematics and Science. He enjoyed studying history and science. He survived by his wife, Priscilla, two sons, two grandchildren, two sisters, and a brother, Glenn ’57.


Joseph Asquino ’50, of Rumford, R.I.; July 7. He co-owned the former Asquino’s Restaurant of East Providence, the former Fore’n Aft Restaurant in Warren, R.I., and Sun Valley Country Club in Rehoboth, Mass. He also co-owned North Broadway Loan Co. and North Broadway Realty Co. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he served in the 3rd Army Division under General George Patton and received the Purple Heart, American Theater Ribbon, and European–African–Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon. He was a member of the Wannamoisett Country Club in East Providence and the Vero Beach (Fla.) Country Club. A communicant of Our Lady of Loreto Church in East Providence, he is survived by his wife, Claire, a daughter, and two brothers.

Naoma Maxcy Corvese ’50, of Smithfield, R.I.; Oct. 3. She was an instructor in the field of cytotechnology. Nationally recognized for her work, she received the American Cytotechnology Association’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in 1986. Also an accomplished pianist, she taught piano and electric organ. She enjoyed traveling, singing, dancing, and classical music. She is survived by a daughter, three grandchildren, and a brother.

Amadeu Ferreira ’50, of Stuart, Fla.; Aug. 17, of complications of Alzheimer’s disease. He was president of the international division at Becton Dickinson and Co. until he retired in 1985. He earlier worked for the company’s subsidiaries in Mexico and Brazil. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Leddy Ferreira ’50, two daughters, a son, and four grandchildren.

Jay H. Gellens ’50, of San Diego; June 28, 2001.

Harold J. Harris ’50, of Providence; Sept. 28. For almost fifty years he was chief executive of William H. Harris Furs, which his father founded. He began working for the business at age sixteen, selling furs on the floor and traveling by train to New York City to buy furs. He took over the business when he was twenty-seven, after his father died. A member of Temple Beth El, the University Club, and the Carnegie Abbey Club, he served on the boards of the Fairchild Corp., which is a Virginia-based manufacturer of aviation parts, and Capital Properties of East Providence. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; two daughters, including Lizzie Harris Baird ’80; and four grandchildren.

Barbara Loewenberg Lewis ’50, of Closter, N.J.; Sept. 12. She was founder and president of a local blood bank. She volunteered at the Englewood Hospital for more than fourteen years, giving thousands of hours of service as she herself fought cancer. She is survived by her husband, Mike ’51, a son, a daughter, a son-in-law, and a granddaughter.

John G. Liddell ’50, of Falmouth, Maine; Oct. 3. He was an officer in the investment division of First National Bank of Boston from 1965 until he retired in 1986. He earlier worked at the Boston Insurance Co. He served in the U.S. Army in Japan. An active member of the Brown Club of Boston, he enjoyed playing tennis, gardening, and traveling. He studied jazz piano in his retirement. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in Hingham, Mass., where he served on the vestry, and was a communicant of the Episcopal Church of Saint Mary the Virgin in Falmouth. He is survived by his wife, Joanne “Jody” Liddell, two sons, a daughter, and two grandchildren.

Mary Gilligan McNeill ’50, of Alexandria, Va.; June 19. She was a teacher and director of two private preschool programs. She was also a religious-education teacher in her Catholic parish and a member of a 1970s committee to develop special-education programs in Alexandria. Active in her Catholic church, she was a catechist, lector, and one of the first laywomen in the local diocese to become a Eucharistic minister. Before her marriage she taught in public schools in Moorestown, N.J., Chappaqua, N.Y., and Yonkers, N.Y. She is survived by her husband, Arthur ’51, 720 N. Overlook Dr., Alexandria 22305, three children, and eight grandchildren.

Parker W. Silzer Jr. ’50, of Pound Ridge, N.Y.; Aug. 10, after a long illness. He was a partner and former president of the investment firm Neville, Rodie & Shaw, serving as chairman until he retired in 2004. He served on the board of numerous educational and charitable organizations. He is survived by a four children, including Parker ’78, five stepchildren, eleven grandchildren, and a stepbrother.

Samuel J. Cashman Jr. ’51, of Jamestown, R.I.; Aug. 24, after a long illness. He was a teacher and chairman of the math and science department at Foxboro (Mass.) High School. He was also a retired hematologist at Rhode Island Hospital. A U.S. Navy aviator during World War II, he was an Eagle Scout and a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Power Squadron. He was a communicant of St. Mark Church and is survived by four children and eight grandchildren.

Barton Chase ’51, of Jamestown, R.I.; July 12, after a two-year illness. He was a professor emeritus at Waterbury (Conn.) State Technical College, where he taught engineering and, later, in the newly formed data processing department. He was also a consultant at Vitramon, Inc., in Monroe, Conn. He earlier worked at Honeywell near Philadelphia and at Bristol Co. in Connecticut. He played clarinet with the Waterbury Symphony and joined the Community Band in Jamestown. A driver for Meals on Wheels, he attended St. Mark Church. He is survived by four stepdaughters, five grandchildren, and a sister.

Marion White Price ’51, of Centreville, Md.; Aug. 19. She was an artist and gallery owner. To acknowledge her volunteer work in plant illustration, the Adkins Arboretum in Ridgely, Md., named a gallery in her honor. She is survived by her husband, William, two sons, and four grandchildren.

William A. Henry ’51, of North Providence, R.I.; Oct. 1, after a brief illness. He worked at the Rhode Island Department of Employment and Training for twenty years. He was earlier president and treasurer of W.A. Henry Sporting Goods in Providence. He also worked at Narragansett Racing Association, operated the ski shop and rental shop at the former Pinetop Ski Area in West Greenwich, R.I., and was a former member of the National Ski Patrol. A timer for the Rhode Island Track and Field Association, he coached in the North Providence Babe Ruth League and was a former member of Lincoln (R.I.) Country Club. He served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater during World War II. A lifelong communicant of St. Augustine Church and a member of the Holy Name Society, he is survived by his wife, Hope, and five sons.

William W. Zakariasen ’52, of New York City; Sept. 4, 2004. He was a classical music and opera critic at the Westsider/Chelsea Clinton News. He also was a contributor to Opera News and to New York Concert Review. He was earlier the chief classical-music critic at the New York Daily News for seventeen years, until 1993. He began his career as a tenor in the late 1950s.

June Fields Kirschbaum ’53, of Boca Raton, Fla.; July 3. She is survived by her husband, Irving; her mother, Ida Fields Goodstein; a son; a daughter; and a sister.

Ann Steenken Wack ’53, of Farmington, Conn.; Aug. 18. She and her husband owned Ace of Video in the 1980s. She earlier taught at the Robinson School and worked at Colonial Hardware. She was a longtime volunteer for the Farmington Land Trust, Farmington Garden Club, and Hartford Hospital. She helped senior citizens prepare their taxes and cochaired the Farmington Rotary Christmas parties for senior citizens. She was an active member of St. James Episcopal Church in Farmington and received its Fisherman’s Award. She also received the Rotary Club’s Paul Harris Award. A member of the Junior League and the Farmington Historical Society, she is survived by her husband, Norman, two sons, a daughter, and three grandsons.

John F. Shortall ’54, of Charlottesville, Va.; Sept. 20. He retired as a purchasing manager at Sperry Marine, Inc. He was earlier a military police officer. An avid tomato gardener, Red Sox fan, and supporter of the women’s basketball team at the Univ. of Virginia, he is survived by his wife, Brenda, two daughters, three sons, a sister, a brother, and eleven grandchildren.

Irwin L. Sydney ’55, of Brookline, Mass.; July 18. He retired after seven years at the Internal Revenue Service. He had also been an accounts-receivable supervisor for seven years at Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston. He earlier spent ten years as both office manager at a plumbing wholesaler and accounting manager at a construction company. A thirty-five-year member of Temple Emanuel in Newton, Mass., he served as president of its Brotherhood from 1978 to 1980, helping to create the Hebrew literacy program, which has served more than 300 adult members of the temple. In 1981 he received the temple’s award for outstanding service. In 1989 he founded the Temple Emanuel Yom HaShoah Yellow Candle Program for Holocaust remembrance. He was a chief usher on the High Holidays, handing out “quiet toys” for children to play with during services. He served in leadership roles at the New England Region of the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs, which gave him its good-deeds award. He won first place in the 1997 tennis tournament of the Laymen’s Institute. He served in the U.S. military. He is survived by two daughters, a son, five grandchildren, two brothers, including Allan ’49, and a sister.

Honor “Denny” West Kitchell ’57, of Madison, N.J.; Aug. 17. She was a homemaker and volunteer. A trustee of the Thursday Morning Club in Madison, she was a Eucharistic minister at St. Vincent Martyr Church, a member of the Friends of the Madison Library, and a fund-raising volunteer at Morristown Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the American Association of University Women, which honored her in 1981. Also a member of the Rose City Runners Club, she ran eleven marathons. She was named an Outstanding Woman of Madison in 1991. She is survived by her husband, William, a son, two daughters, and six grandchildren.

Grace Annotti Wastila ’57, of Coronado, Calif.; June 20, after a long struggle with cancer. A homemaker, she earlier taught English in Providence for ten years. She also danced in the Rhode Island Ballet. She was a classical pianist and a member of the Sacred Heart Church in Coronado. She is survived by her husband, George,; two sons; three grandchildren; a sister, Elaine Annotti Scanlan ’54, ’59 MAT; and two brothers.

Philip M. Canevazzi ’59, of Plymouth, Mass.; Aug. 16. A dentist, he had a practice in Plymouth since 1966. He was a member of the Cold Spring Club, the Plymouth Rod and Gun Club, American Legion Post 40, the American Dental Association, the Massachusetts Dental Society, the South Shore District Dental Society, the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, and the Pilgrim Society. He served in the U.S. Army from 1963 to 1965 and in the U.S. Army Reserve until 1969. He is survived by his parents, Mauro and Alba, and a brother.

Edgar S. Cook Jr. ’59, of Portsmouth, N.H.; July 11. He was a real-estate appraiser and a published poet. He was earlier a mortgage loan officer, owned an independent insurance agency, and worked for his father in the insurance business. He served in the Counter-Intelligence Corps of the U.S. Army in Frankfurt, Germany. He enjoyed sailing and skiing. A member of The First Church in Jaffrey Center, N.H., he is survived by four sons and four grandchildren.

Kenneth L. Crossland ’59, of Northbrook, Ill.; Jan. 23, 2005. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, two sons, and a grandson.

William E. Vogel ’59, of Morristown, N.J.; Sept. 13. He was president and CEO of W. S. Vogel Agency, Inc. He is survived by his wife, Lynda Baccoli; his mother, Alice; three children; and three grandchildren.


Georgina Stevenson McEnany ’60, of Altoona, Wis.; Sept. 5, of lung cancer. She was a private and commercial banker, retiring in 1991 as a vice president of Bank of America in San Francisco. Active in the Episcopal Church, she served as one of the first female senior wardens in Massachusetts, as president of the Lay Academy in the Diocese of California, and as senior warden at Christ Church Cathedral in Eau Claire, Wis. She served on the board of the Univ. of Wisconsin at Eau Claire Foundation and as a founding board member of both the Eau Claire Interfaith Hospitality Network and the Altoona Education Foundation. In San Francisco she was president of the Enterprise for High School Students, which provides job training, a job bank, and internship programs. She taught high school history in the 1960s. A gardener and bird-watcher, she took part in ornithological trips to Central and South America. Phi Beta Kappa. She is survived by her husband, Terry ’60; three daughters, including Elizabeth Harrah McEnany ’89; two grandchildren; a brother; and a sister.

George Tyler ’60, of Bethlehem, Pa.; Aug. 28. He was senior surgeon at Lehigh Valley Hospital Center in Muhlenberg, Pa. He also taught an Advanced Trauma Life Support course and treated patients at the Muhlenberg Hospital Wound Healing Center. He earlier served in emergency rooms at Miners Memorial Hospital, Hazleton General Hospital, Jersey Shore Hospital, and St. Luke’s Quakertown Hospital. While a surgical resident, he was academic liaison surgeon for a hospital tour of Moscow and Soviet Central Asia. A fellow of the American College of Surgeons, he sang in the senior choir at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. He was also a violinist with the Moravian College Community Orchestra. A U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, he served in the 7th Calvary and received a Bronze Star. He is survived by his best friend, Jean B. Keller, four sons, a daughter, two granddaughters, two sisters, and a brother.

Thomas C. Byron Jr. ’61, of Andover, Conn.; Aug. 19, after a brief illness. He was a retired systems analyst and officer at Aetna Life and Casualty. He later worked at Massachusetts Mutual. He served in the U.S. Navy Amphibious Group from 1961 to 1964. A longtime choir member and leader at North United Methodist Church, he was president of the Andover Lake Management Association. He is survived by his wife, Joan, a son, a daughter, and three grandchildren.

Nancy Rubin Mackta ’62, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; March 21.

William C. Snow II ’65, of Montgomery, Ala.; July 21. He worked at Fairchild Semi-Conductor, L.L. Bean, and Barber Foods. He was a member of Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church, the Newcomers Club of Montgomery, and the Gunter Park HR Association. He is survived by his wife, Karen Day Snow, two sons, a granddaughter, a brother, and a sister.

Michael D. Schmitz ’66, of Lake Forest, Ill.; June 3, 2001.

William D. Singsen ’67, of Providence; Sept. 21, after a brief illness. He was comptroller at Citizens for Citizens in Fall River, Mass., for the past twenty years. He earlier worked at Legal Services Corp., which provides free legal assistance to low-income clients. A community activist, he believed in nonviolent action. He was a longtime soccer player. He is survived by his wife, Judith Klein Singsen ’70; his mother, Mary Ellen; a son; a daughter; and four siblings, including Antone ’64.


Stephen E. Moran ’70, of Coventry, R.I.; July 5. He was president of Arlington R.V. Supercenter in Warwick, R.I., since 1989. He was a Rhode Island delegate to the Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association and a corporate and advisory board member of the Newmar Dealers Association. He coached the Central Coventry Little League and was past president and manager of the Coventry Babe Ruth League. He was a master for the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. He is survived by his wife, Lucille, a daughter, two sons, and two sisters.

John T. Bennett ’76, of Orchard Park, N.Y.; Aug. 27, 2004.


James S. Winshall ’87, of Jamaica Plain, Mass.; Sept. 8, when the motorscooter he was riding was hit by an eighteen-wheel tractor-trailer in Boston. He was a primary-care physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and a member of its Medical Quality Assurance and Risk Management Committee. He was named one of Boston’s top doctors in Boston Magazine. He participated in the Internal Medicine Clinical Advisory Committee at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. He also helped create the Short Stay Unit at Brigham and Women’s and acted as the organization’s medical director. An assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, he was coauthor of the third edition of the Tarascon Internal Medicine & Critical Care Pocketbook, a portable reference guide of hard-to-remember clinical information for doctors. He was a senior editor at Harvard Health Publications and wrote a monthly column for the Web site What Your Doctor Is Reading, relaying the latest news from medical journals. He coached youth base- ball and enjoyed driving his motorscooter to work every day. He is survived by his wife, Gail Levine; his parents, Arnold and Susan; two sons; a daughter; and two brothers.

Edward D. Hutchinson ’88, of Concord, Mass.; Oct. 14, of leukemia. He was most recently director of marketing at ClearForest Corp. in Waltham, Mass. He earlier held marketing posts with several high-tech firms, including Pilot, IONA, and OneSource. During summers in college he ran a twenty-employee franchise of College Pro Painters. A tenor, he sang in the Brown Chorus. Active in WBRU, he was the popular overnight deejay “Edward D.” He enjoyed bicycling and competed in a biathlon. Also a hiker, he is survived by his wife, Jane S. Torpie, 55 Coburn Hill Rd., Concord 01742; his parents, Benjamin and Margaret; a daughter; and a brother.


Shonica A. Tunstall ’92, of Londonderry, N.H., and Bonnet Shores, R.I.; Sept. 2, after a two-year battle with cancer. She was most recently an assistant dean of admission at Brown. She was earlier assistant coach of the women’s basketball team. She received an award for her contributions to the Rhode Island Special Olympics. As a Brown student she was captain of the women’s basketball team and a record-breaking player. She received awards for athletic and academic excellence and was voted Rhode Island’s Woman Athlete of the Year. She traveled extensively and learned to surf. She is survived by her boyfriend, Michael Aquiar; her parents, Janis and Joseph; her paternal grandmother, Mary; a sister; and a brother, Ryan ’01.


Louise W. Gates ’31 AM, of Muncie, Ind.; Aug. 26. From 1960 to 1973 she was a professor of psychology and education at Ball State Univ., where she helped develop the psychology curriculum. Her research focused on the psychological aspects of listening and how to improve communication and training methods in business and industry. From 1958 to 1960 she was a professor of psychology and director of guidance services at Slippery Rock State Teachers College in Pennsylvania. She previously held counseling and administrative positions with agencies in Minneapolis, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh. She was a member of many organizations, including the American Association of University Women and High Street United Methodist Church. She is survived by two sisters.

William G. Stergios ’33 ScM, of Williamsburg, Va.; Sept. 19. He was a teacher and head of the Summer Science Institute at Woods Hole, Mass. He sang with the Handel and Haydn Society in Boston for many years and played cello in the community orchestra in Williamsburg. He is survived by three sons, including Peter ’64, a daughter, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Eleanor M. Addison ’41 AM (see ’38).

Thomas F. Tierney ’44 AM, of Pawtucket, R.I.; Aug. 6. He was a teacher at Tolman Senior High School in Pawtucket, where he chaired the foreign language department until he retired in 1978. He earlier taught at Jenks Junior High School. He was a longtime communicant of St. Leo the Great Church in Pawtucket. He was a member of the American Association of Teachers of German, the Pawtucket Teachers Alliance, the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, the American Classical League, the Classical Association of New England, and the Vergilian Society. He was music director of the Mastersingers from 1942 to 1948.

Camilla Redstone Griffiths ’45 ScM, of Mechanic Falls, Maine; July 9, of injuries suffered in a fall. She taught biology in Bethesda, Md., at a public high school and a Catholic girls’ school. She is survived by three sons, six grandchildren, and a brother.

Thomas W. Kirkconnell ’56 AM, of Hunts­ville, Ala.; July 22. He was a professor of Romance languages and a writer. Also an inventor, he held several patents. He was a U.S. Army Air Forces veteran of the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, a son, three daughters, and five grandchildren.

Carol J. Schaefer ’61 PhD, of Providence; Nov. 1, after a four-month struggle with cancer. She was an assistant professor of history at Rhode Island College, retiring in 1984. Her expertise was in biblical literature. She also worked for several years at Progress for Providence, an anti-poverty agency. A member of the First Baptist Church in America, she is survived by a son, two grandchildren, and a brother.

Raymond J. Suplinskas ’65 PhD, of Haverhill, Mass.; June 10, after a brief illness. He was chief scientist and chemist at Textron Industries for twenty years. Most recently he was a consultant to Specialty Materials of Lowell, Mass. He was earlier a professor at Yale and Swarthmore College. A member of All Saints Parish of Haverhill and the Hilltown Squares, he enjoyed reading, gardening, fishing, and bird watching. He is survived by his wife, Janet, two sons, a daughter, four granddaughters, and three brothers.

Jerrome Mangan ’66 PhD, of Clovis, Calif.; July 30, after a long struggle with leukemia. He was an associate dean of the School of Natural Science at California State Univ. at Fresno, retiring in 1995. He joined the faculty in 1970, specialized in developmental biology, chaired the biology department, and supervised graduate students. He earlier worked at the Univ. of Chicago. He served in the U.S. Marines. He golfed at Fort Washington Golf and Country Club. He is survived by his wife, Ethelynda Harding; his father, Charles; a son; a daughter; and a brother.

Colin E. Hackett ’71 PhD, of Riverside, Calif.; July 12. He worked at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, Calif., for twenty-seven years until he retired in 2000. He was also a senior research engineer at the CE-Cert Facility at UC Riverside. He received an R&D 100 Award for technology in 1999. He is survived by his wife, Nora Reed-Hackett ’69 PhD, three daughters, and two granddaughters.

John A. Hennen ’72 PhD, of Belmont, Mass.; Aug. 1, of a heart attack. He was chief of biostatistics at McLean Hospital, where he analyzed and interpreted research data for the past ten years. Last year he and others at McLean received an award from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for research on the use of lithium for bipolar disorder and suicide risk. He was earlier a statistician and epidemiologist at the Connecticut Peer Review Organization and an assistant professor of mathematics at Regis College and Simmons College. He developed models for health maintenance organizations in Michigan and Massachusetts. A second lieutenant in the U.S. Army, he played competitive squash and tennis and was drafted by Canada Pro Football. He sang as a tenor with the Arlington-Belmont Chorale. He is survived by his companion, Helen H. Kyomen, a son, two daughters, three grandchildren, his former wife, three sisters, and two brothers.

John A. Ippoliti ’77 PhD, of Evanston, Ill.; Aug. 28. He was a senior vice president and commercial lender at Harris Bank Winnetka. He served on the boards of the Music Center of the North Shore, the Suzuki-Orff School for Young Musicians, and Faith in Action of Southeast Lake County. He is survived by his wife, Pamela Richardson Ippoliti ’72 MAT, and two sisters.

Paul W. Dahlgren Jr. ’76 PhD, of Ballston Spa, N.Y.; Aug. 20. He was a residential director at the Univ. of Rhode Island. A violinist and concertmaster of the Charleston (N.Y.) Symphony Orchestra as a young man, he is survived by his wife, Jill, two daughters, three grandchildren, and a sister.

Iona Land Harris ’89 AM, of Baltimore; July 10, after a long battle with breast cancer. She worked during her career at C&P Telephone Co., the Social Security Administration, Voice of America, and the U.S. Department of Transportation. An adjunct professor at Morgan Univ., she provided educational support to the Baltimore City Department of Education and served as a mediator. At Brown she received a creative writing fellowship and was sponsored by writer Gwendolyn Brooks. She was a poet and mystery writer with works published in literary journals. She is survived by three sons, six grandchildren, five sisters, and six brothers.

William J. Etienne ’96 GS, of Newark, Del.; July 31, suddenly, in his sleep. He established AdLarge, a software-development business for mobile telephone marketing. His first product launch was scheduled for shortly before his death. He was earlier a lead architect at Idealab. He helped create such companies as Compete Inc. and Picasa, which Google now owns. He left Brown without finishing his PhD. He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Joan and Peter Rees; his stepmother, Cheryl; his grandmothers, Cornelia Richard and Tellamay Etienne; and a sister.

Huxiong Chen ’97 PhD, of San Jose; Jan. 22, 2005, after a long struggle with cancer. He was a senior engineer at the Hitachi Corp. He earlier held the same position at IBM. He is survived by his father, Jingxiong Chen; his mother, Jufang Chang; and a sister.


James M. Sakoda, of Barrington, R.I.; June 12. He was a professor in the department of sociology and anthropology until he retired in 1981 and was named a professor emeritus. He was earlier a professor of psychology at the Univ. of Connecticut from 1952 to 1962. An origami teacher and creator, he is survived by his wife, Hattie, a son, two grandsons, a brother, and a sister.

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