April 26th, 2007


Dorothy Mowry Knowles ’23, of Kingston, Mass.; Nov. 24, 2000.


Donald Allmon ’30, of Gulf Stream, Fla.; Jan. 19, 2001. Survivors include daughter Kimberly Allmon Tiernan ’77.

Raymond G. Chaplin ’30, of Laconia, N.H.; May 28, 2002. Survivors include daughter Barbara ’58 and son Raymond ’63.

David R. Dodge ’30, of Los Angeles; June 7, 2002.

John S. Dziob ’30, of Providence; May 2. A physician, he retired in 1997 from his private medical and surgical practice. He was affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital, Brown Health Services, and B.I.F. Industries, and was a medical consultant to insurance companies and trade businesses. A major in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during World War II, he served in the China-Burma-India Theater. He was a member of the American Medical Association, the Providence Medical Society, the American College of Surgeons, the Providence Surgical Society, the National Board of Medical Examiners, the Rhode Island chapter of the American College of Surgeons, and the University Club. Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by a son, two brothers, and a sister.

Agnes Gould Johnson ’30, of Biddeford, Maine; June 12. She was a teacher at Riverside Junior High School in East Providence for seven years and assistant director of Charles River ARC in Needham, Mass., for thirteen years. A parishioner of St. Mary’s Church in Biddeford, she enjoyed gardening. She is survived by two daughters, four grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

Paul F. Mackesey ’32, of Riverside, R.I.; Aug. 5. A lawyer, he was athletic director of Brown from 1946 to 1962, when he was named Brown’s alumni director. He was chief marshal of the Commencement ceremonies in 1974 and received the Brown Bear Award. A member of the New England and Eastern Association of Football Officials and the International Olympic Committee, he was former vice president of the NCAA and president of the ECAC. As an undergraduate he was captain of the football team, receiving All-East and All-American honorable mentions in football and lacrosse. He was elected to the Brown Athletic Hall of Fame and was selected to the football team’s 125th anniversary team. Early in his career he played professional football and lacrosse. A U.S. Army Air Forces veteran of World War II, he was an intelligence officer. He was a Boston Red Sox fan and a member of St. Luke Church. A member of the Kenbrin Swim and Tennis Club, the Barrington Senior Center, and the Brown Glee Club, he is survived by two daughters, four grandchildren, and a sister.

John A. Battle ’33, of Lehigh Acres, Fla.; May 13, 2002.

Marian Viskari Jacobsen ’33, ’38 AM, of Fort Belvoir, Va.; June 12. She was a teacher for forty-five years in several U.S. states and in England. She is survived by a son, a daughter, and three grandchildren.

George C. Oliver ’33, of Daytona Beach, Fla.; Sept. 19, 2001.

Muriel Kommel Portnow ’33, of Floral Park, N.Y.; July 6. A homemaker and a member of Hadassah, she was Hadassah Woman of the Year in 1996. She interviewed applicants to Brown through the BASC program. A bridge player, she is survived by a son, a daughter, four grandchildren, and a great-grandson.

Joseph Sugarman ’33, of Miami; Jan. 21, 2003.

William S. Brines ’34, of Marshfield Hills, Mass.; May 18. He was a former administrator at Newton Wellesley Hospital, where he’d worked for twenty-three years. He chaired the New England Hospital Assembly and the American College of Hospital Administrators. He was earlier an administrator at Malden Hospital, Pittsfield Hospital, and Central Maine General Hospital. He was chief of the hospitals section and a consultant to the president for the World War II War Production Board. He served for many years on the camp committee of Camp Becket in western Massachusetts. A supporter of the Marshfield Historical Society, the Governor Winslow House, and the Massachusetts Audubon Society, he sang in church choirs, played the piano and saxophone, and enjoyed traveling. He is survived by two sons, including James ’64, a daughter, and six grandchildren.

Herbert W. Coone ’34, of Gainesville, Fla.; Feb. 3, 2001.

Richard F. Davis ’34, of Batavia, N.Y.; July 30. He was an ophthalmologist in Batavia for forty years. Kappa Sigma. He is survived by his wife, Mary, four children, four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Amos Landman ’35, of New York City and West Cornwall, Conn.; Aug. 14, of cancer. He retired in 1985 as senior vice president of Ruder & Finn, where he worked for almost thirty years. Blacklisted during the McCarthy era, he had been a radio and newspaper correspondent in China from 1948 to 1950 and a reporter for the Daily Mirror and PM in New York City. He was editor in chief of the Brown Daily Herald in 1934–35. He is survived by his wife, Lynn; a daughter, Margot ’78; a son; two grandchildren; and a sister.

Cyril M. Owen ’34, ’38 AM, of Madison, Wis.; June 4, of stroke. He retired from Allis Chambers. Active in the Middleton Senior Center and Dale Heights Presbyterian Church, he served for seventy-three years as organist and choir director of various churches. He is survived by three daughters, a son, two stepdaughters, a stepson, thirteen grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren.

Gordon MacLaren ’35, of La Jolla, Calif.; Feb. 13, 2003.

Joel H. Wright ’35, of Omaha, Neb.; Jan. 16. 2004.

William S. Davies ’36, of West Melbourne, Fla.; June 12, 2001.

Arthur M. Freeman ’36, of Norton, Mass.; April 7. He was a certified public accountant at Ernst and Young for thirty years. After retiring he continued to serve private clients. He was a former member of the Norton Board of Selectmen and former accountant for the town of Norton. He was a member of the town’s historical society and land preservation society, setting aside a portion of his own land for conservation. He was also a benefactor of the Norton Public Library. He enjoyed reading, traveling, and the outdoors. Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn, a son, a daughter, two grandsons, and three great-grandsons.

Mildred Cohen Horvitz ’36, of Sarasota, Fla.; April 24. She was a member of Tifereth Israel and its Sisterhood. She was also a member of Hadassah and the New Bedford Jewish Convalescent Home. She is survived by a daughter, a son, six grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren.  

Harold H. Levene ’36, of Little Compton, R.I.; Sept. 15, 2001.

Harry Moses ’36, of Chicago; June 26. He was a certified public accountant for thirty years, most recently at Ernst and Young. He is survived by his wife, Edith, two sons, a daughter, and five grandchildren.

Helen Albridge Martin ’37, of Somerset, N.J.; May 18, 2003.

Jack K. Pearlman ’37, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Feb. 18, 2002.

Herbert J. Ballon ’38, of Southbury, Conn.; Jan. 5, 2003.

William H. Ebelke ’39, of Clearwater, Fla.; Feb. 22, 2004.

John M. Hoober Jr. ’39, of Lancaster, Pa.; June 30. He was president of JM Hoober Inc., a livestock-brokerage firm, for fifty years until he retired in 1995. A Mason, he was on the board of the Wolf Museum of Music and Art and was a founding trustee of the Pennsylvania Academy of Music. He was also an accomplished pianist. Zeta Psi. He is survived by his wife, Sara, a son, two daughters, and seven grandchildren.

Arthur L. Jansen ’39, of Troy, Ala.; Sept. 20, 2003.

Lenard D. Steiner ’39, of New York City; Aug. 13. He was a family physician for forty-five years and a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. A U.S. Army Medical Corps veteran of World War II, he served in the Pacific Theater and received the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal with Bronze Star, the Good Conduct Medal, and the American Defense Service Medal. A naturalist and gardener, he enjoyed traveling and was a New York Yankees and Giants fan. He is survived by his wife, Elaine; a daughter, Andrea ’73; two sons, including James ’77; three grandchildren, and a brother.

Louise Lyon Weiss ’39, of Stuart, Fla.; April 29. She helped her husband in his osteopathic practice in Montclair, N.J. She was a former member of Central Presbyterian Church in Montclair and First Parish Congregational Church in Yarmouth, Maine. A member of the Cosmopolitan Club in the Montclair area, she is survived by her husband, G. Woldemar Weiss, two daughters, a son, and six grandchildren.  


George W. Williams ’40, of Kansas City, Mo.; July 3, 2003.

Victor R. Case ’41, of Mariemont, Ohio; Aug. 1, 2004. He is survived by two sons, two daughters, four grandchildren, and a great-grandson.

John A. Cranston Jr. ’41, of Newport, R.I.; June 7. He was headmaster of St. Michael’s School and founder of the New School, now the Pennfield School. After retiring in 1983, he served as a minister at the Church of the Advent in Boston and since 1996 at the Church of St. John the Evangelist in Newport. He began his teaching career at Lakefield College School in Peterborough, Ontario, eventually becoming chaplain and headmaster of the junior school. In Connecticut he was assistant priest at St. Paul’s Riverside and rector of St. Mark’s Church in Mystic. He was a lieutenant in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II, serving as commander of the USS Boutwell. After the war he and his father ran North Star Camp in Windsor, N.H., for many summers. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; three children, including Althea ’76; two grandchildren; and a sister.

Harold P. Kayser ’41, of Salt Lake City; Nov. 5, 2000.

Irene E. Lally ’41, of Cranston, R.I.; June 17. She was a social worker for the state of Rhode Island for thirty-eight years, retiring in 1981 as a supervisor in the child-welfare department. She was a member of the Providence Art Club and the AARP, and served on the board of the Pawtucket Red Sox. She delivered Meals on Wheels for more than twenty years with two of her Pembroke classmates. She has no immediate survivors.

Carl Z. Draves Jr. ’42, of Akron, Ohio; May 18, after a long illness. He was director of materials and compound development at B.F. Goodrich Tire Co. in Akron until he retired in 1986. He earlier worked for the company in Oaks, Pa., and Bogota, Colombia. He was a member of the American Chemical Society and the Akron Rubber Group. An avid tennis, golf, and bridge player, he enjoyed fishing and following scientific issues. He is survived by his wife, Rosemary, 1399 Shanabrook Dr., Akron 44313; three daughters; a son; three stepdaughters; three stepsons; six grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; two brothers, including Richard ’60; two sisters; and nieces and nephews Cheryl Draves Ladyzhets ’88 and William ’90.

William W. Lambert ’42, of Arlington, Va.; Feb. 26. He held an interdepartmental professorship in psychology, sociology, and anthropology at Cornell, where he was also dean of the graduate school from 1974 to 1980. He earlier taught at Harvard and Brown. After retiring he remained an active member of the Cornell community and in the fields of social and cross-cultural psychology, stress and cognition, game theory, and aggression. He received many grants for teaching and research and served as a visiting scholar at the Center for Advanced Studies in Palo Alto, Calif. He received Fulbright awards to the Univ. of Oslo and the Univ. of Stockholm and a Rockefeller grant to the Univ. of the Philippines. During World War II he was a research specialist for the U.S. Navy in Washington, D.C. He was president of the Society for Cross-Cultural Research and coauthor or coeditor of books including Social Psychology and Handbook of Cross-Cultural Psychology. The social psychology laboratory at Cornell is named in his honor. A fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, he is survived by his companion, Helen Kelley, two daughters, five grandchildren, and a brother.

Ermete A.Vestri ’42, of Mira Loma, Calif.; April 10, after a brief illness. He was an associate professor at Sawyer College of Pomona, Calif. He is survived by three sons, five grandchildren, three sisters, and a brother.

Donald P. Gellert ’43, of Laconia, N.H.; April 16, after a struggle with cancer. An engineer, designer, and inventor, he specialized in creating construction and architectural systems based on hyperbolic paraboloid configurations. Most recently he was working to perfect a nearly instantaneous building system for emergency shelters, which he believed could alleviate the suffering of disaster victims. He was planning to erect a prototype of the structure at the time of his death. He received many original patents for his inventions and design applications. He was a skilled mathematician and an accomplished pianist. Also a bass vocalist, he sang for many years in the choirs of Plymouth Congregational Church, the Congregational Church of Laconia, and the Unitarian Universalist Church of Laconia. He also sang in the Pemi Choral Society. He was a champion chess player. In his youth he was an award-winning fencer, a competitive swimmer, and an exhibition ballroom dancer who worked with Arthur Murray and Fred Astaire. He served in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II. He enjoyed reading and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Carol, two sons, a daughter, two grandsons, a granddaughter, and three great-grandsons.

Robert H. Fischgrund ’43, of Canton, Ohio; May 1. He owned the Parisian Co. of Canton and Akron, Ohio. He served in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II in the European Theater. He is survived by his wife, Jan, a daughter, two sons, six grandchildren, and two sisters.

Walter E. Jansen ’43, of Manasquan, N.J.; May 31. He was a jeweler and English teacher until he retired in 1981. He taught and coached several sports at Moses Brown School, Bordentown Military Academy, and Wall High School, where he also chaired the English department and directed the Shakespeare Festival. For many years he was an assis- tant professor of English at Ocean County (N.J.) College. He served for twelve years in the U.S. Navy, including during World War II, and received a Purple Heart. He enjoyed sailing and singing and spent thirty summers in Ireland. He is survived by many nieces and nephews.

William L. Hedges ’44, of Baltimore; May 5, of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. He chaired the American studies and English departments at Goucher College, which he joined in 1956. He taught eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature, including courses on Henry David Thoreau, Walt Whitman, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Nathaniel Hawthorne. He also taught courses on such modern American writers as William Faulkner and Robert Frost, and on “Land and Imagination: The Rural Dream in America.” He authored Washington Irving, an American Study, 1802–1832 (Johns Hopkins Press). He retired in 1994. Early in his career he taught at the Univ. of Wisconsin at Madison. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, receiving a Purple Heart after suffering wounds while stringing communications lines in Italy. He taught himself to play jazz piano and was active in local arts groups. Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by a son, a daughter, and a granddaughter.

Colomba Simeone Mathieu ’44, of Yakima, Wash.; July 22, of heart failure. She was a volunteer registered nurse. She is survived by three sons, including Thomas Jr. ’69 and John ’74, a daughter, ten grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Myra Jane Hadfield Poole ’44, of Wilmington, Del.; April 5. A mental health advocate, she retired from the Delaware health and human services department in 1988 as director of the Community Mental Health Day Hospital. She was also director of the Club House in Newark, Del., where she started an office-cleaning service staffed by the mentally ill. After retiring she served with the Visiting Nurse Association in Wilmington, Del., and delivered Meals on Wheels. She is listed in Who’s Who in American Nursing. During World War II she served in the U.S. Army Cadet Nurse Corps. She was a member of Hillcrest-Bellefonte United Methodist Church and was active in its Women’s Circle. She and her husband were leaders of Hillcrest Scout Pack and Troop 343. A volunteer at Edgemoor Elementary School, she worked with the PTA, as homeroom mother, as director of the Robin Hood Festival, and as an assistant school nurse. She was a member of Quota International, a professional organization that helps young women in business. She was a Winterthur docent for ten years. She is survived by five sons, five grandchildren, and a great-grandson.

Robert H. Burrage Jr. ’45, of Damariscotta, Maine; April 6. A retired attorney, he is survived by his wife, Jean.

Knight Edwards ’45, of Providence and Saunderstown, R.I.; Aug. 21. He was a partner in the law firm of Edwards & Angell. A trustee emeritus of Brown, he received the Brown Bear Award in 1997 and was a member of the Brown-Tougaloo Committee. He was chairman and honorary trustee of the Providence Public Library, receiving the Rhode Island Library Association Trustee of the Year award in 1986. He was president of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, Alpha Chapter, and served on the Rhode Island Committee for the Humanities. He was on the boards of the Child Guidance Clinic and Lincoln School, and was a life trustee of the Loomis-Chaffee School. He was a deacon of Central Congregational Church and chairman of its permanent diaconate. A past commodore of the Saunderstown Yacht Club, he was a member of the Review Club, the Shakespearean Society, and the A.E. Club. He enjoyed poetry, theater, and music. He was an officer in the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard the battleship USS Alabama. He is survived by his wife, Jean Tanner Edwards ’45; a daughter; two sons, including William ’75; and three grandchildren.

Thomas R. Langford ’45, of Hot Springs, Ark.; Aug. 26, 2002.

Robert Lindsay ’45, of Wethersfield, Conn.; Feb. 17, of cancer. He was a physics professor at Trinity College in Hartford from 1956 until he retired in 1989, serving as the Brownell Jarvis Professor of Physics and secretary of the faculty. The editor of the 1979 book Early Concepts of Energy in Atomic Physics, he published many papers on the magnetic behavior of metal hydrogen compounds. He was previously a physics professor at Southern Methodist Univ. in Dallas from 1953 to 1956 and a physicist at the National Bureau of Standards in Washington, D.C., from 1951 to 1953. A U.S. Army Air Forces veteran of World War II, he served as a first lieutenant. He was a member of Sigma Xi, the American Physical Society, and Phi Delta Theta. He enjoyed building model railroads. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte, two daughters, a son, and four grandchildren.

Shirley Peniston ’45, of Chester, N.J.; April 17, 2002.

Ralph I. Wilcox ’45, of Saunderstown, R.I.; March 18. He founded Wholesale Tire in East Providence, Cranston, R.I., and Attleboro, Mass. He cofounded Centre Court Indoor Tennis Club in East Providence. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in France and Japan. A member of the Wannamoisett Country Club, he was on the board of the Jupiter (Fla.) Ocean and Racquet Club and was past president of the Plum Beach Club in Saunderstown, where he was a member of the tennis “Legends.” He was also an avid golfer. A longtime parishioner of St. Sebastian Parish in Providence, he was a daily communicant for forty years. He is survived by his wife, Margaret, a son, three daughters, fourteen grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.

Newton F. Tolivaisa ’45, of Bridgewater, Mass.; Nov. 7, 2003.

Frederick M. Clark ’46, of Warwick, R.I.; May 5. A land-title insurance executive, he was president of Title Guarantee Co. of Rhode Island and vice president and manager of the Rhode Island branch of Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Co., retiring in 1989. He was an expert in water rights and railroads. He developed the insurance underwriting strategy that allowed for the development of the Capitol Center in Providence and Providence Place Mall. He was a member and spokesman in the 1960s of the Equal Housing Opportunity Group. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he served as an officer aboard amphibious ships. A member of Woodridge United Church of Christ since 1954, he was active in church governance, leadership, and the choir. He was an animal rights activist and a Boston Celtics fan. He is survived by a son and a sister.

Elizabeth Moore Green ’46, of Albany, Tex.; Dec. 5, 2002.

Philip J. Kelleher ’46, of Apalachin, N.Y.; Jan, 3, 2002.

Esther G. Lecht ’46, of Providence; Feb. 11, 2001.

James E. McKenna ’47, of Yorba Linda, Calif.; April 22, of cancer. He was a rear admiral in the U.S. Navy. He received the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Unit Commendation with Bronze Star, and the Philippine Republic Presidential Unit Citation, as well as other campaign and service awards. After retiring he joined Hughes Aircraft in Fullerton, Calif. He is survived by his wife, Claudia, two daughters, a son, four grandsons, and a sister.

Joseph C. Silvern ’47, of Evanston, Ill.; Dec. 2, 2002.

William L. Taylor ’47, of Jacksonville, Fla.; Sept. 10, 2003.

Odis R. Westfall ’47, of Parkersburg, W.Va.; May 11, 2004.

Ira H. Anjoorian ’48, of North Providence and Vieques, P.R.; July 9, of complications of pneumonia. A surgeon, he served as medical staff president and chief of general surgery at St. Joseph Hospital. He was also on the staff at Rhode Island Hospital and Women & Infants Hospital. He was a member of the Rhode Island Medical Society, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the Narragansett Bay Power Squadron. Sigma Chi. He is survived by his wife, Lucille, two daughters, a son.

Richard J. Ebbert ’48, of Houston; Nov. 18, 2001.

Robert W. Grout ’48, of South Yarmouth, Mass.; July 17, 2000.

Albert A. Zurlinden ’48, of Lincoln, R.I.; June 11. He was a wildlife biologist for the state of Rhode Island for twenty-eight years, retiring in 1983. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the AFL-CIO and the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees. A longtime volunteer with the Audubon Society of Rhode Island, he is survived by four daughters, a son, and seven grandchildren.

Donald J. Badamo ’49, of Fennville, Mich.; May 28, 2002.

Carolyn Waters Bellows ’49, of Pawtucket, R.I., and Little Compton, R.I.; July 20. She was involved with the mortuary of D.W. Bellows & Son in Pawtucket, Bellows-Falso Funeral Chapel in Lincoln, R.I., and Roy Funeral Home in Manville, R.I. A member of Wannamoisett Country Club and Sakonnet Golf Club, she was longtime directress of the Alter Guild at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. She was a board member of the St. Elizabeth Home, a corporator of Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, and past president of the Memorial Hospital Club. She is survived by her husband, Allan ’49, a daughter, two sons, and eight grandchildren.

Edgar L. Bibeault ’49, of Littleton, Mass.; May 23, 2004.

George F. French ’49, of Cooperstown, N.Y.; June 22. He was rector of Christ Church in Cooperstown from 1955 until he retired in 1988. He was a member of the theological education offering committee of General Seminary for thirteen years. He served on the boards of St. Margaret’s Babies Hospital in Albany, N.Y., and St. Francis Homes for Boys in Lake Placid, N.Y. He was on the Commission on Ministry of the Diocese of Albany. An honorary canon of the Cathedral of All Saints in Albany, he served on the board of the American Red Cross and was a member of the clergy house staff of the Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown. A World War II veteran, he served as staff sergeant in the Sixth Air Force in the Panama Canal Zone. He is survived by a son, a daughter, and a granddaughter.

Joseph Giardino ’49, of Cranston, R.I.; Aug. 30, 2004. He is survived by his wife, Mary, a son, two daughters, and a sister.

Renough A. Johnston ’49, of Brookfield, Wis.; Dec. 19, 2003.

Richard A. Markey ’49, of Stamford, Conn.; Oct. 15, 2002.

John L. Pastorfield ’49, of Corinth, Vt.; Nov. 2, 2003.

Harold Pivnick ’49, of Massapequa, N.Y.; May 3. He was a partner and executive of Rentar Development Corp. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he is survived by two daughters and two grandchildren.

Frederick A. Schultz ’49, of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; Oct. 23, 2000.

Florence Fiore Spalding ’49, of Norwalk, Conn.; April 16, 2003.

Elizabeth Kendall Steven ’49, of Hartford, Conn.; Jan. 5, 2003. Survivors include daughter Victoria ’80.

Stephen E. Weil ’49, of Washington, D.C.; Aug. 9, of liver failure. He was deputy director of the Smithsonian Institution’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden from 1974 until he retired in 1995. He then became emeritus senior scholar at the Smithsonian’s Center for Education and Museum Studies. An active alumnus, he was a trustee emeritus of Brown and served as chief marshal of the 1999 Commencement ceremonies. He was on the faculty of the Museum Management Institute at UC Berkeley from 1979 to 1996. He was earlier an administrator, secretary, and trustee of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City from 1967 to 1974. He was a vice president and general manager of the Marlborough Gallery from 1963 to 1967. A lawyer by training, he had been an associate with the firm of Rosenman, Colin, Kay, Petschek & Freund in New York City. He was a frequent contributor to art and museum periodicals and coauthored Art Law: Rights and Liabilities of Creators and Collectors (1986). He is survived by his wife, Wendy Luke; a daughter, Rachel ’80; two sons, including David ’82; and four grandchildren.


Robert F. Austin ’50, of Clearwater, Fla.; May 3, 2004.

Lois E. Donegan ’50, of Palm City, Fla.; May 26. She was a retired third- and fourth-grade teacher in Brooklyn, N.Y. She is survived by her husband, Anthony, two sons, two daughters, two grandchildren, and a sister.

Ralph E. Endicott ’50, of Belgrade, Maine; Jan. 17, 2004. Survivors include son John ’86.

Paul O. Kahlbaum ’50, of McMinnville, Ore.; Feb. 21. He was a retired plantation assistant manager at C. Brewer & Co. He is survived by his wife, Carolene, two daughters, and a son.

Richard O. Noyes ’50, of Lakewood, Wash.; May 17, 2002.

Vincent P. Occhiuti ’50, of Fall River, Mass.; Dec. 2, 2003.

John P. Pullan ’50, of Groton, Conn.; Aug. 29, 2002.

Robert F. Riha ’50, of Baton Rouge, La.; Oct. 6, 2000.

George F. Shepard ’50, of Hancock, Maine, July 13, 2003.

Arthur Swartz ’50, of Sarasota, Fla.; Aug. 21, 2003.

W. Thomas Walters ’50, of Longboat Key, Fla.; April 18. He was a senior management analyst at Picatinny Arsenal in Dover, N.J. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theater, primarily aboard the destroyer-escort USS Capps. He was a thistle-class sailor and racer. He is survived by a son, Ronald, P.O. Box 400, Monmouth Beach, N.J. 07750; and two sisters.

Edward L. Weed ’50, of Sound Beach, N.Y.; May 13, after a long battle with cancer. He was a math teacher and math-club adviser at Earl L. VanderMuelen High School in Port Jefferson, N.Y., for twenty-two years, retiring in 1985. He earlier worked overseas for the CIA and taught at the Norwich (Conn.) Free Academy. He served in the U.S. Army for two years. He enjoyed gardening, golfing, fishing, boating, and traveling. A Boston Red Sox fan, he is survived by his wife, Johanna; two sons; three grandchildren; and two sisters, including Edna Weed Logan ’46.

Harold F. Cowles ’51, of Saybrook Point, Conn.; Sept. 2, 2002.

Edward W. Hammond ’51, of Falls Church, Va.; Nov. 2, 2003.

Raymond M. McInnis ’51, of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; March 25, after a brief illness. He was a government air-traffic controller. A World War II veteran, he is survived by his wife, Margaret, a son, a daughter, two stepchildren, two brothers, and two sisters.

Mitchell F. Sugarman ’51, of Providence; May 6. A former proprietor of Sugarman-Sinai Memorial Chapel, he was a funeral director until he retired in 1998. He was a past member of the Rhode Island Funeral Directors Association. He served on the boards of religious, civic, and charitable organizations. He was a U.S. Merchant Marine during World War II. He was a member of Temple Beth El and its Brotherhood, Temple Emanu El, Touro Fraternal Association, South Providence Hebrew Free Loan Association, the Rhode Island Jewish Fraternal Association, the Jewish Federation of Rhode Island, and the Masonic Grand Lodge. He is survived by two daughters, three grandsons, three brothers, and a sister.

Paul N. Layman Jr. ’52, of Delray Beach, F.L. and Quiogue, N.Y.; April 18. He was a senior researcher at Columbia business school. A championship sailor and an accomplished snow skier, he was also a race-car driver, a pilot in aerobatic competitions and air shows, and a competitive water-skier. He was one of the first to consider using a parachute behind a speedboat—a precursor to parasailing. He was a former member of the Everglades Club, the Metropolitan Opera Club, the Coral Beach Club, Westhampton Country Club, and Quantuck Beach Club. He was also an opera singer in the Palm Beach Community Theater. A U.S. Air Force veteran, he is survived by his wife, a son, a daughter, and five grandchildren.

Norma Mondelci Leonard ’53, of Uncasville, Conn.; July 3, 2001.

Alvio G. Ortis ’53, of Sunrise, Fla.; Nov. 28, 2003.

Harry F. Edson Jr. ’54, of New York City; July 16, 2000.

Kenneth W. Clarke ’54, of Oxnard, Calif.; Sept. 2, 2001.

Mary Swan Anthony ’55, of Vero Beach, Fla.; May 21. She is survived by her husband, Henry, two sons, a daughter, and three grandchildren.

Robert J. Mayette ’55, of East Northport, N.Y.; May 15, 2000.

Robert S. Campbell ’56, of Hesperia, Calif.; June 15. He worked at McDonnell-Douglas and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory on the Voyager I, Galileo, and Topex projects. A wildlife conservationist, he was a member of the Society for the Conservation of the Bighorn Sheep. He volunteered with the California Department of Fish and Game.

Richard E. Whalen ’56, of Paradise Valley, Ariz.; Sept. 23, 2001.

Richard A. Shanley ’56, of Cheshire, Conn.; Jan. 14, 2000.

Ernest R. Jones ’57, of Bleecker, N.Y.; April 21. He was an analytical chemist at Wyeth Labs in Philadelphia until he retired in 1974. He was also a sculptor. He is survived by three sisters and a brother.  

Gustaf Sobin ’57, of Goult, France; July 7, of pancreatic cancer. He was an American-born poet and novelist best known for his critically acclaimed novel The Fly-Truffler (W.W. Norton, 2000), which is set in Provence and which a New York Times reviewer called “mesmerizing.” His first major book of poetry was Wind Chrysalid’s Rattle (Montemora, 1980). He wrote three other novels, more than a dozen books of poetry, a children’s story, and two collections of essays. He was working on a collection of poems and a project about Provence at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife, Susannah, a son, a daughter, and a brother.

Frank H. Spaulding ’57, of Fort Myers, Fla.; July 24. He was a supervisor of information services at Colgate Palmolive Co. in Jersey City and Piscataway, N.J., and manager of library services at Bell Laboratories in Holmdel, N.J. He retired in 1987. A leader in many information professional associations, he served as president of the Special Libraries Association and as treasurer of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. He taught graduate library classes at Drexel University and at Rutgers. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1953 to 1960, retiring as a lieutenant. He was a communicant of the Church of the Resurrection of the Lord in Fort Myers. Phi Sigma Kappa. He is survived by his wife, Eugenia, a son, a daughter, three brothers, and a sister.

Raymond A. Carlson ’58, of East Greenwich, R.I.; June 11. He was an executive at Joint Underwriters Association until he retired in 2003. He was earlier an executive at Shelby Mutual Insurance Co. of Ohio. He started his insurance career at AMICA. A member and past president of the Rhode Island Insurance Adjusters Association, he was a certified claims arbitrator in federal court. He was a member of First Lutheran Church and president of its church council. He was a local Boy Scout leader. A golfer and softball enthusiast, he played and coached for many years and umpired hundreds of softball games. He is survived by a daughter, a son, six grandchildren, a brother, and his former wife.

John E. Ryder ’58, of Hinesburg, Vt.; March 1, 2001.

Palmer Sealy Jr. ’58, of Brookville, N.Y.; June 2, after a four-year struggle with cancer. He was a commercial real-estate broker for more than thirty years, helping many Fortune 500 companies, including NBC and International Paper, to find their headquarters. He was executive vice president and a board member of Cross & Brown Co. Later in his career he was a founding member of Sealy, Hoffman & Sheehan. He served as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps for two years. A U.S. history buff, he toured Civil War battle sites and studied genealogy. His hobbies included playing tennis. He is survived by his wife, Polly; three sons, including David ’88; and nine grandchildren.

Salvatore F. Arena ’59, of Middletown, Conn.; July 4, of cancer. He was a Connecticut Superior Court judge for almost twenty years. He earlier had a private law practice for twenty-one years. He also served as an assistant prosecutor, public defender, and special public defender in the Middlesex Judicial District. Survivors include son Robert ’89.

Philip M. Canevazzi ’59, of Plymouth, Mass.; Aug. 16, of arteriosclerosis. He was a self-employed dentist for forty-one years. He served in the U.S. Army Dental Corps from 1964 to 1966. He is survived by his parents, Mauro and Alba, and a brother.


Richard E. Benson ’60, of Topeka, Kans.; Aug. 1, 2002.

William P. Kennedy ’60, of New York City; Sept. 15, 2003.

John A. Moroso ’61, of Renton, Wash.; Feb. 11, 2003.

Carol J. Cargill ’62, of Narragansett, R.I.; July 25, from complications of breast cancer. She was a professor of applied linguistics and foreign languages at the Univ. of South Florida for twenty-eight years, first in Tampa, then in St. Petersburg. She was founder and longtime director of its International Language Institute, now the English Language Institute. She was also the president of the Pan American University Foundation, through which she coordinated an ESL program for non-English-speaking players of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. She taught and directed several university-based ESL programs and ESL teacher-training programs. She researched second-language acquisition, cultural bias in standardized testing, listening comprehension, and cross-cultural communication. She published five books and numerous articles; her last book will be published posthumously. She was involved with the Tampa chapter of Sister Cities International. She was also active in Women in International Trade and the Tampa Bay International Business Council. She was founder and former president of the Sunshine State and Bay Area chapters of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, and was past president of its national organization. She was also past president of the Florida Foreign Language Association. Early in her career she was a U.S. government translator and researcher. She is survived by a child, Tynan Power, 1280 Burts Pit Rd., Florence, Mass. 01062; her mother, Audrey Koleman; two grandsons; two brothers; and a stepbrother.

Robert F. Dowell ’63, of Pelham, N.Y.; July 31, 2002.

Allen R. Marchant ’63, of Central Falls, R.I.; May 2, 2000.

John F. Adinolfi ’65, of Fredericksburg, Va.; Dec. 24, 2000.

Charles D. Gardinier ’66, of Cheshire, Conn.; May 6, after a short illness. He was vice president of planning at Bozzuto’s Inc., retiring in 1999 after fifteen years with the firm. A U.S. Air Force captain, he served in the Vietnam War. An avid golfer, he is survived by his wife, Sandra, and three daughters, including Susan ’98 and Lorraine Gardinier Liebenberg ’95.

Stephen M. Woodruff ’66, of Flourtown, Pa.; May 1, of renal-cell carcinoma. He was an obstetrician and gynecologist for more than twenty-five years, retiring in 2004. He was a U.S. Army medical officer in South Carolina. A golfer, he was a member of the Philadelphia Cricket Club. He is survived by his wife, Carol; a daughter; a son; a granddaughter; a brother, Charles ’62; and a sister.


Linda L. Farrin ’71, of Westboro, Mass.; Sept. 29, 2002, after a long illness.

Russell M. Roche ’71, of Montclair, N.J.; Sept. 26, 2003. Survivors include brother Robert ’68.

Russell W. Warren ’71, of Anderson, S.C.; April 17, after a long illness. He worked at Southern Textile Works, a family business that his father started. He earlier worked briefly in journalism. He is survived by his wife, Claire; his mother, Hilda; and a sister.

Howard G. Benjamin ’73, of Grand Rapids, Mich.; May 9, 2001.

Kevin J. McCormick ’73, of Houston; July 8, of leukemia. He worked at Conoco for twenty- three years, serving in several positions, most recently as manager of international and executive compensation. After taking early retirement he was a human-resources consultant until he became ill in 2004. His overseas assignments included serving as manager of human resources for Petroleum Exploration and Production in the Netherlands and the United Arab Emirates. He was on the board of Houston Hospice for three years. He was assistant Scoutmaster for Boy Scouts Troop 230 and received the Mustang District Spirit Award in 2002. He enjoyed camping, snow skiing, and bird watching. He is survived by his wife, Rebecca; his mother, Esther; two sons; and a sister.

Gene L. Gussis ’74, of Cypress, Tex.; May 19, 2004.

Hugh L. Pearson ’79, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; in August. He wrote the critically acclaimed The Shadow of the Panther: Huey Newton and the Price of Black Power in America, featured on the cover of the New York Times Book Review in 1994. He also wrote Under the Knife: How a Wealthy Negro Surgeon Wielded Power in the Jim Crow South, and When Harlem Nearly Killed King: the 1958 Stabbing of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. At the time of his death he was working on another book. He also owned the Web site and had been a journalist at the Wall Street Journal and the Pacific New Service. He is survived by his father and stepmother, Huey and Joyce, a daughter, a son, three sisters, and his former wife.


Daniel L. Sales ’80, of Marina Del Rey, Calif.; May 27, unexpectedly. He was an independent film producer and distributor. In 1993 he formed Cinequanon Pictures, which developed, acquired, and distributed such independent films as the critically acclaimed I Woke up Early the Day I Died, starring Billy Zane, which debuted at the Toronto Film Festival. He was one of the first independent producers to combine bridge financing, government subsidies, and insurance backing in the production of movies. He received more than ten production credits for feature films with budgets ranging from $1 million to $25 million. He was a producer on Bloodrayne, Alone in the Dark, and House of the Dead. In 1984 he produced The Way It Is, whose cast included Steve Buscemi and Vincent Gallo. A child chess prodigy, he was ranked by the U.S. Chess Federation as a teenager. He enjoyed bicycling, fishing, and hiking. He is survived by his father, Ronald; his mother and stepfather, Alice and Leslie Dreier; three brothers; and two sisters.

Arthur D. Wright III ’80, of Beltsville, Md.; May 4, after a short illness. He was an attorney who focused on serving immigrants from countries in northwest Africa. He served in several leadership roles at Hope Christian Church. Alpha Phi Alpha. He is survived by his wife, Sharon, his parents, six children, two grandchildren, two brothers, a sister.

Peter R. D’Agostino ’84, of Oak Park, Ill.; June 22. He was killed near his home. He was an associate professor of history and Catholic studies at the Univ. of Illinois at Chicago, where he specialized in modern American religious history, modern Catholicism, and modern Italy. He published Rome in America: Transnational Catholic Ideology from the Risorgimento to Fascism (Univ. of North Carolina Press, 2004), which won the 2003 Frank S. and Elizabeth D. Brewer Prize of the American Society of Church History. He also wrote many articles and book chapters. He was a junior fellow at the Institute for the Advanced Study of Religion in 1991-92. He is survived by his wife, Mary Mapes; his parents, Vincent and Rita; a baby daughter; two brothers; and two sisters.


Gretchen A. Therrien ’00, of Newtonville, Mass; Aug. 4. She was a teacher at Newton North High School. Active in sports and music, she especially enjoyed playing softball and the flute.  She also danced professionally with a troupe in Cambridge, Mass. She is survived by her parents, Alan and Suzanne; her grandparents, Doris and Russell Therrien and Cecilia and Erwin Rahner; and a sister.


Marian Viskari Jacobsen ’38 AM (see ’33).

Robert C. Krapf ’39 AM, of Pleasant Hill, Tenn.; March 26. He retired in 1976 after thirty-five years with the Tennessee Valley Authority. He served as an officer in the U.S. Navy during World War II. A member of the International Association of Round Dance teachers and the Lloyd Shaw Foundation, he taught traditional square dancing and contra dancing. He was a charter member of the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Church in Knoxville and a member of the Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church. He is survived by a daughter, two sons, and five grandchildren.

John C. Lanz ’39 ScM, of Palmyra, Pa.; May 25. He was a professor emeritus of mathematics and engineering at Harrisburg Area Community College, where he served in several administrative positions, including as dean of instruction. During his forty-five-year career, he also taught at the Univ. of Buffalo, Drexel Univ., and Hershey Junior College. He received five National Science Foundation Fellowships and worked at the Naval Ordnance Laboratory in Silver Spring, Md. A captain in the U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II, he served in Europe. He was past president of the Albright College Alumni Association and served a term as a trustee. He was on the Dauphin County Planning Commission from 1984 to 1988. He was also a member of the Mathematical Association of America, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the National Educator Association, several amateur radio associations, and First United Methodist Church in Hershey, where he sang in the folk choir. He is survived by his wife, Kathryn.

Cyril M. Owen ’38 AM (see ’34).

Joseph C. Johnson ’40 ScM, of Palm Harbor, Fla.; March 16, 2004.

André M. Weitzenhoffer ’44 ScM, ’49 ScM, of Reno, Nev.; Feb. 24. An authority on hypnotism, he and a colleague developed the Stanford Hypnotic Susceptibility Scales in the late 1950s and early 1960s, while he was an assistant professor of psychology at Stanford. He later joined the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Oklahoma City, where he was also an associate professor of medical psychology at the Univ. of Oklahoma. Early in his career he was a mathematician, physicist, and biologist. He published Hypnotism: An Objective Study in Suggestibility in 1953 and The Practice of Hypnotism in 1989 and 2000. He was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavior Sciences at Stanford. He received the 1998 Ernest R. Hilgard Award for Scientific Excellence by the International Society of Hypnosis in Munich, Germany. In recent years he conducted workshops and seminars in English and French. His work was cited in more than 200 books, articles, journals, and publications. He is survived by his wife, Mildred, a son, a daughter, a stepson, a stepdaughter, many grandchildren, and a sister.

Howard A. Strobel ’47 PhD, of Durham, N.C.; June 4. He was a professor of chemistry and academic dean at Duke Univ., where he worked for forty-seven years. He authored three editions of chemistry textbooks. He earlier worked on the Manhattan Project. He was a member for more than fifty years of Watts Street Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher. He enjoyed hiking, traveling, gardening, and photography. He is survived by two sons, a daughter, and two grandchildren.

Donald W. Kuhn ’49 PhD, of Rockville, Md.; April 19, of complications of an aneurysm. He was a nuclear engineer at the U.S. Department of Energy until he retired in 1983. He was involved in developing peaceful uses of nuclear power, including marketing of nuclear reactor fuel rods to Japan, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia. During World War II he worked on the Manhattan Project. He was an active member of Viers Mill Baptist Church in Silver Spring, Md., serving as a deacon and Sunday school teacher. He was a regular driver for Meals on Wheels for twenty-two years and led weekly services at Randolph Hills Nursing Center in Wheaton, Md. He is survived by his wife, Emma, three daughters, two sons, ten grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, a brother, and two sisters.

Thomas S. Argyris ’53 PhD, of Weston, Mass.; April 29, 2001.

Frederick A. Geib ’56 AM, of Exeter, Maine; Feb. 3. He was a professor emeritus of sociology at Colby College. He joined the Colby faculty in 1955 and retired in 1991. He chaired the sociology department, presented telecourses, lectured to civic groups, and worked with the Boys’ Club. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was an Eagle Scout. He and his family opened Camp Graylag, which specialized in basketball, in 1949; many Boston Celtics visited the camp. An avid handball player and golfer, he was also a sports fan, movie buff, and crossword puzzle enthusiast. He is survived by three daughters, three granddaughters, and a brother.

Robert E. McCarthy ’56 PhD, of Omaha, Neb.; Sept 23, 2000.

Raymond Gendron ’60 MAT, of New Milford, N.J.; April 26. He was a department chairman and language teacher in the Fair Lawn school system, where he worked for seventeen years until he retired in 1989.

George W. Hahn ’63 MAT, of Titusville, Fla.; Sept. 3, 2003.

Walter E. Ballou ’64 MAT, of Templeton, Mass.; Dec. 23, 2003.

Susan Porter Benson ’71 AM, of Manchester, Conn.; June 20, of ovarian cancer. She was a history professor at the Univ. of Connecticut at Storrs. She was earlier a visiting senior lecturer in American labor history at the Univ. of Warwick in the United Kingdom and an associate professor of history at the Univ. of Missouri at Columbia. She taught from 1968 to 1982 at Bristol Community College in Fall River, Mass., where she chaired the social sciences division. She was a finalist for the Nancy Lyman Roelker award for mentoring of the American Historical Association. She is survived by her husband, Edward; her mother, Loraine Porter; and a daughter.

Joseph C. Reinert ’71 PhD, of Stevens, Pa.; June 28, 2001.


Jimmie D. Clark ’92 MD, of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; June 16, of cancer. A partner in Tuscaloosa Family Practice until her death, she was the first African American president of the Alabama chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians. She was active in the Governor’s Black Belt Action Commission and the Emergency Response Commission on the Health Care Crisis in Alabama. She is survived by her husband, Curtis Travis; a son; a daughter; her mother, Bobbie; her father, Jimmy; two sisters; and three brothers.


Edward F. Greene, of Providence; Aug. 13. He taught chemistry at Brown for more than four decades, making him one of the University’s longest-serving faculty members. He chaired the chemistry department from 1980 to 1983 and held the Jesse H. and Louisa D. Sharpe Metcalf Chair from 1985 to 1992. A pioneer in studies of chemical reactions, he focused most recently on the interactions of molecules with the surfaces of solids. He coauthored a book on shock waves that is considered a standard reference. His research on molecular beams was the basis for developing certain mass spectrometers. He initiated the annual Gordon Conference on the dynamics of gas-surface interactions, which is one of the most important meetings for experts in the field. He also mentored students and younger faculty members. He taught chemistry for a semester at Tougaloo College and was a longtime member of the Brown-Tougaloo Committee. A member of the American Chemical Society and fellow of the American Physical Society, he was an associate editor of the Journal of Chemical Physics. While an undergraduate at Harvard, where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, he began a sixty-year participation in Harvard Medical School’s Grant Study of adult development. From 1944 to 1946 he was an electronics technician in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his wife, Hildegarde, two daughters, two sons, and four grandchildren.

Marvin S. Legator, of Galveston, Tex.; July 11. He was a professor of genetics at Brown before founding the division of environmental toxicology at the University of Texas Medical Branch in 1976. He was a pioneer in researching the effects of toxic agents. An elected member of the Collegium Ramazzini, he received numerous awards and recognitions. He authored more than 200 scientific papers and books. He is survived by his wife, Donna, three daughters, five grandchildren, and a sister.


Alberta F. Brown, of Santa Barbara, Calif.; June 3. She was Pembroke’s admission director from the 1950s until the 1970s. She received a Brown honorary degree in 1958. A member of the Appalachian Hiking Club while at Brown, she enjoyed playing the piano and singing. She worked at the Pentagon during World War II. Phi Beta Kappa. She is survived by many cousins, including Cathy Corr, P.O. Box 944, Ojai, Calif. 93023.

Paul F. Mackesey (see ’32).

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