Dorothy Hotchkiss Jenckes ’23, of Houston; Dec. 2. She worked in a research laboratory prior to her marriage. A life member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, she was also a member of the University Club, the Dunes Club, the Rhode Island Country Club, and Central Congregational Church. She enjoyed reading, playing bridge, traveling, and serving the Bethany Home of Rhode Island. She is survived by a son.
Eleanor Leonard Wiren ’28, of West Lafayette, Ind.; Jan. 9, 1999. She organized the Rhode Island State Traveling Libraries and the Arlington County, Va., libraries from 1937 to 1940. The coauthor of nineteen books, she had worked at the Brown library from 1929 to 1937. She is survived by a sister; two stepsons; and a stepdaughter.
Walter G. Ensign ’29, of New London, N.H., and Providence; Sept. 13. He was a retired vice president and trustee of MacColl Associates in Providence. He previously worked for the Williams & Anderson Co. and the First National Bank of Boston. A former president of the Providence Art Club’s managing board, he was also active in the Agawam Hunt Club, the Rhode Island Historical Society, and the Providence Preservation Society. In New Hampshire he cofounded the Little Sunapee Protective Association and was a member of the Boys Club of New London and the New London Historical Society. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor, 94 Slater Ave., Providence 02906; two sons.
Jessie Gold Ossen ’29, of Manchester, Conn.; Jan. 6. She had been a legal secretary to her husband. A life member of Hadassah, she was a past president of the sisterhood of Beth El Synagogue in Torrington, Conn. She is survived by a son and a daughter.
J. Gordon Fraser ’31, of Orlando, Fla.; Jan. 27. He was a pioneer in the field of radio-broadcast news, retiring as a writer, producer, and editor of NBC’s Monitor, a weekend news and feature radio show that he helped launch in 1955. After retiring he worked for twelve years as general manager of WPRK-FM, the Rollins College radio station, until 1990. During World War II, he was an ABC war correspondent attached to the 1st armored division. He began his career in 1932, and seven years later, at the New York World’s Fair, he was the on-camera announcer when President Roosevelt helped demonstrate a new communications device –television. He is survived by two daughters, including Faith Sarah Tilton Fraser, 305 E. 72nd St. #3-G North, New York City 10021; and a son.
George W. Brooks ’32 A.M., of Vienna, Va.; Jan. 27, of complications from a stroke. He was a professor emeritus at Cornell’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations, where he taught for more than thirty years, retiring in 1993. An outspoken advocate for union democracy, he was a champion for the voice of the rank and file in union affairs. In 1935 he joined the Roosevelt administration’s National Mediation Board, later working for its National Labor Relations Board and, during World War II, with its War Production Board. He left government service in 1945 to become director of research and education at the International Brotherhood of Pulp, Sulfite, and Paper Mill Workers. In retirement he taught student interns at the Cornell Center in Washington, D.C., until 1998. He is survived by two sons, including David, 347 Ayr Hill Ave., N.E., Vienna 22180; and a daughter.
Virginia Moss Wood ’32 A.M., of Torrington, Conn.; April 15. She was a teacher in Massachusetts and Connecticut, after working as a translator in New York City. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, the Torrington Women’s Club, and the Litchfield County College Club. She is survived by a daughter, Gail Fortin, 80 Rosedale Blvd., Amherst, N.Y. 14226; and a son.
Anne Newman Weissman ’33, of Stamford, Conn.; Jan. 3, of pancreatic cancer. She taught English and history in the Stamford public schools prior to the birth of her children. Before her marriage she was assistant manager of the science and technology department at the Bridgeport (Conn.) Public Library. A member of the Rishona chapter of Hadassah, she held several Hadassah offices. She also transcribed Braille, helped to assimilate Russian Jews, and was a Grand Master bridge player. She is survived by a daughter, Jane, 78 Bank St., #22, New York City 10014; and a son.
Stanley L. Hunt ’34, of New Milford, Conn.; Dec. 9. A cartoonist, he was a regular artist for the New Yorker, from which he retired in 1977. His cartoons can still be found in various New Yorker anthologies and in other publications. He developed his passion for cartooning while serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II. After the war, he established a following in such magazines as Look, Saturday Evening Post, and Collier’s. He was previously a teacher. He is survived by two stepdaughters-in-law, including Kathleen Heslin Hobson ’65, 886 Lois Ave., Sunnyvale, Calif. 94087; and three stepsons.
Lolita Pannell ’34, of Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; Nov. 26. She was a professor emerita of microbiology, retiring from the Medical University of South Carolina in 1975 after twenty years. She was previously the first female professor at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. She served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Naval Reserves from 1943 to 1945. She is survived by her best friend, Helen Graves, 288 Molasses Ln., Mount Pleasant, S.C. 29464; and several neices and nephews.
William J. "Bud" Counihan Jr. ’35, of Pawtucket, R.I., Jan. 13. He was a retired chief of criminal prosecution for the Rhode Island attorney general. He had been a prosecutor since 1942, serving under both Democratic and Republican attorneys general, and also had a practice in Pawtucket. He was a lifetime member and a former exalted ruler of the Pawtucket Lodge of Elks; a communicant of St. Maria Gioretti Church; and a member of the Rhode Island Bar Association. He served in the counterintelligence corps during World War II. He is survived by his wife, Lois Colinan Counihan ’45, 298 W. Forest Ave., Pawtucket 02860; two daughters, Mary Counihan Livingston ’74 and Elizabeth Counihan Cirgenski ’75; and two sons, including Robert ’80.
Alberta "Billie" Holdsworth Reynolds ’36, of Reston, Va.; Dec. 29, of heart failure. She was an assistant director in the communications and reporting division of the American National Red Cross Headquarters in Washington, D.C., retiring in 1980 after seven years. She was previously a field director at the American Red Cross in Keene, N.H., and Brattleboro, Vt.; a high-school English teacher; and a buyer for Jordan Marsh department stores. During World War II, she was assigned to the headquarters of the U.S. Women’s Army Air Corps in Washington, D.C., where she was a liaison officer and a staff director in the office of the quartermaster general. Attaining the rank of captain, she received an honorable discharge in 1943. She is survived by three daughters.
Gardner E. Wheeler Jr. ’36, of Branford, Conn.; Jan. 3. He was president of G.E. Wheeler Co., retiring in 1981. He later taught vocational arts at Branford High School, where he continued to substitute teach for more than ten years. An active member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary XVII for fifty-nine years, he held a Coast Guard master’s license for 100-ton vessels. He taught a safe-boating course. He designed the Guilford Lakes Golf Course at age 16 and was instrumental in its 1999 redesign. A member of the First Congregational Church of Branford, he sang in its choir. He is survived by his wife, Nancy, 68 Sunset Hill Dr., Branford 06405; a son; and three daughters.
Robert Ernst ’37 A.M., of Westbury, N.Y.; July 15. He was a professor of history at Adelphi University for thirty-nine years. A historian of colonial and revolutionary America and of immigration, he wrote many books, articles, and reviews. His Immigrant Life in New York City 1825-1863 broke new ground in immigration research. His Rufus King, American Federalist was the first full-length biography of the early American statesman. He also wrote Weakness Is a Crime, the Life of Bernarr Macfadden, on the health-and-fitness promoter. In the classroom he was known as an enthusiastic and demanding teacher. He was on the editorial board of New York History, a founder and past president of the Westbury Historical Society, a trustee of the Westbury Memorial library, and a freedom writer for Amnesty International. He is survived by his wife, Esther, 26 Butler St., Westbury 11590; and two sons, including David ’74.
Arthur G. Humes ’37, of Falmouth, Mass.; Oct. 16. He was director of the Boston University marine program in Woods Hole, Mass., retiring in 1981 after thirty-three years with the university. He taught invertebrate zoology, parasitology, and entomology, and traveled worldwide for his research on the development and geographical distribution of marine invertebrates. He previously taught at the University of Buffalo, the University of Connecticut, and the University of Maine. He published more than 150 scholarly articles and edited the Journal of Crustacean Biology. A U.S. Navy lieutenant during World War II, he later served in the reserves with a volunteer medical unit. He was a member of the American Society of Zoologists and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and was former chairman of the Falmouth Academy trustees. He established a scholarship at Brown in his name. Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by two brothers.
Robert A. Love ’37, of Center Moriches, N.Y., formerly of Bellport, N.Y.; Oct. 13. He was a retired physician and the former head of industrial medicine at Brookhaven National Laboratory. He served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps during World War II. He is survived by his wife, Josephine "Jody" Love, 6 Grove St., Center Moriches 11934; two daughters; a son; and a brother, Freeman ’37.
Clement S. McPhee Jr. ’37, of Northbrook, Ill., and Narragansett, R.I.; Dec. 27. He worked for the William Wrigely Jr. Co. for forty-nine years, retiring as head of sales promotion. Active in the theater, he wrote, directed, and produced an original revue, starring Angela Lansbury, for the Sarah Siddons Society. He wrote several other shows to benefit organizations in the Chicago area. He served in the Pacific during World War II. He is survived by a son, Jonathan ’68, 11815 Easthampton Dr., Tampa, Fla. 33626; and two daughters.
Raymond E. Lougee ’38, of Fullerton, Calif.; Nov. 7. He was a retired general manager and vice president of Standard Felt. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he served in the Pacific. He is survived by his wife, Ruth, 1324 E. Victoria Dr., Apt. E, Fullerton 92831; and three daughters.
Charles E. Blount ’40, of Hampton, Va.; Dec. 7, 1998. He was a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army and a retired employee of the City of Newport News, Va. He also worked for Technical Operations, a consulting firm in Washington, D.C., and for IBM. He was a veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife, Marian Samar Blount ’41, 104 Worden Dr., Hampton 23669; four sons; and a daughter.
Donald A. Jones ’40, Siesta Key, Fla.; Feb. 5. He was senior vice president and chief financial officer of Allendale Mutual Insurance Co. (now FM Global), retiring in 1983. Active in the Sarasota-Manatee Brown Club and the Ivy League Club, he was also an elder in the Siesta Key Chapel. He served in the 5th Armored Division in Europe during World War II. He is survived by his wife, Blanche Lunden Jones ’42, 5760 Midnight Pass Rd., #507-D, Sarasota, Fla. 34242; a son, Jeffrey ’68; and a daughter.
Robert B. Perry ’40, of Westerly, R.I.; Jan. 30. A banker and a civic leader, he was president of Washington Trust Co., retiring in 1982 after forty-two years with the business. He served on the company’s board until 1987. He was president of the Rhode Island Bankers Association and was Rhode Island vice president of the American Bankers Association. He had also been chairman of the Westerly Citizens Advisory Committee, treasurer and trustee of the Westerly Public Library, and a member of the town’s planning board. He was a former president and treasurer of the YMCA of Westerly-Pawcatuck, as well as an incorporator of the Westerly Hospital and a trustee of both Pine Point School and the Westerly Cancer Foundation. A former financial secretary of the Rhode Island Commission for Higher Education, he had been on the Board of Trustees of State Colleges. He had also been director of the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council and the Heritage Foundation of Rhode Island. He was appointed a Rhode Island Commodore in 1967, and was a member of the Westerly Society of Friends, the Westerly Lions Club, the Watch Hill Yacht Club, and the Weekapaug Yacht Club. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was a communications officer at landings in Normandy and Okinawa, receiving a Bronze Star for his service. An avid small-sailboat racer, he is survived by three daughters, including Jane ’69, 25 Noyes Neck Rd., Weekapaug, R.I. 02891.
Evelyn Jacobs Reisman ’40, of Newton Centre, Mass.; Jan. 27. A philanthropist, she gave to many local charities, including Brown and Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital, where a building was named for her and her late husband. She is survived by three sons, including Howard ’75, 4 Rocky Ledge Rd., Weston, Mass. 02493.
Bruce A. Robbins ’40, of Lafayette, Calif.; Nov. 1. He was a self-employed engineer for twenty-four years and was the owner and president of BARCO. He was a member of the American Society of Professional Engineers. He is survived by his wife, Nancy, 1122 Rahara Dr., Lafayette 94549; two daughters; and a son.
Ruth Medbery Clark ’41, of Smithfield, R.I.; Nov. 27. She was a nurse and a nursing instructor. She is survived by a sister, Mary Medbery, 40 MacArthur Dr., Smithfield 02917.
Donald B. McKay ’41, of Youngstown, Ohio; Jan. 26, 1998. A U.S. Army captain during World War II, he was president and board chairman of the Home Savings and Loan Co., which his grandfather founded in 1889. After joining the company in 1946, he worked in all of its departments, succeeding his father as president in 1966. He received the community service award from the local civic association in 1970, was named boss of the year by the Yo-Mah-O national secretaries association in 1972, and was named man of the year by the Better Business Bureau in 1982. He received many other awards. He was a member of the Youngstown Rotary Club, the Youngstown Club, and the Boardman Methodist Church, as well as a trustee of both the Salvation Army and the Youngstown State University Foundation. He enjoyed traveling. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis, 993 Villa Pl., Girard, Ohio 44420; and a brother, James ’46.
Mark Nickerson ’41 Sc.M., of Montreal.He was a professor emeritus at McGill University and a former chairman of its department of pharmacology and therapeutics. A physician, he joined the university in 1967, was department chair until 1975, and was named professor emeritus in 1982. He was previously a department chair at the University of Manitoba, where he built the study of pharmacology from a single borrowed room to an internationally renowned department. He had also been a visiting professor at the Swedish Medical Research Council, the Medical Schools of Cuba, the University of California, and the University of Florida. In 1975 he was named the Norman Bethune Professor in the People’s Republic of China. He authored or edited more than 250 publications, including The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. Active in many scientific societies, he served on the editorial boards of four journals and held several committee appointments in medical associations. He was an honorary member of the Czechoslovak Medical Association and was a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. In 1949 he received the John J. Abel Award from the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. The chairs of more than two dozen pharmacology departments around the world are graduates of his programs. He is survived by three children.
Mary Klohr Merrill ’42 R.U.E., of Boston. She was a housewife. She is survived by her husband, Charles, 5 Chestnut St., Boston 02108; and five children, including Amy Merrill Ansara ’68.
William A. Sandblom ’42, of Friendship, Maine; July 2, 1998, of cancer. He was a major in the U.S. Air Force. A World War II pilot, he received numerous citations for his service. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. William Sandblom, P.O. Box 163, Friendship 04547.
John A. Hynes ’43, of Hyannis, Mass., and Cape Coral, Fla.; Sept. 9. He was a retired U.S. Air Force major who served on active duty for twenty years. A combat pilot, he flew in Europe during World War II and also served in the Far East and Middle East. He earned the Air Medal with two Oak Leaf clusters. After retiring from the Air Force in 1964, he joined the mathematics faculty at Cape Cod Community College, serving as director of the math department in 1970. He was named professor emeritus when he retired from the college in 1984. He is survived by his wife, Lucy, 16 Sylvan Dr., Hyannis 02601; a son; and a daughter.
Anna Conway Brown ’44, of Milton, Mass.; Aug. 10, after a long illness. She was a retired psychiatrist at Milton, Carney, and Glenside hospitals in Massachusetts. She was on the staff of the South Shore Guidance Center from 1954 to 1959, the Center for Blind Children in Boston from 1955 to 1959, the Judge Baker Guidance Center and Children’s Medical Center from 1958 to 1968, the Boston Juvenile Court Clinic from 1969 to 1976, and Milton Hospital from 1954 to 1991. She also maintained a private practice in child and adult psychiatry. She is survived by a daughter, Lois, 7 Cottage Pl., Milton 02186; and a son.
James G. Macpherson II ’44, of Vero Beach, Fla., and Southwest Harbor, Maine; July 22. He was a retired executive vice president in advertising. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. He is survived by his wife, Julia LeDoux Macpherson ’44, 777 Sea Oak Dr., #732, Vero Beach 32963, or P.O. Box 1262, Southwest Harbor, Maine 04679; and two daughters.
Jospeh J. Macioci ’45, of Newport, R.I.; Oct. 4. He practiced law for forty-eight years and was active in his community. An attorney for the Newport Redevelopment Agency and the Newport jazz and folk festivals, he was a member of the Newport Country Club and a charter member and president of the Middletown Rotary Club. He was a member of the Friends of the Redwood Library, the Rhode Island Navy League, the Rhode Island and American bar associations, and the American Trial Lawyers Association. He was also a communicant of St. Mary Catholic Church. A U.S. Navy veteran, he served in the Pacific during World War II and as a legal officer during the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Mary C. Keough Macioci, 448 Gibbs Ave., Unit B, Newport 02840; two sons; two daughters; and three siblings, including Peter ’59.
John A. Tillinghast II ’46, of Rumford, R.I.; Aug. 25. He was a manufacurer’s reprsentative in the jewelry industry for thirty-five years. He previously worked in the cotton industry. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he served in Europe. He is survived by his wife, Joan, 68 Jay St., Rumford 02916; and two daughters.
Paul B. Cumberland ’49, of Newburyport, Mass.; Sept. 27. He was a retired librarian at the New York Public Library. He previously worked for Crowell-Collier Educational Corp., MacMillan Publishing Co., and Columbia University Press. He was a volunteer at the Newburyport Public Library and was active in the Friends of the Newburyport Public Library. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, receiving several citations. He is survived by a sister, Arlene, 4900 E. 5th St., #1304, Tucson, Ariz. 85711.
Charles L. Ill ’49, of Centreville, Md.; April 15, 1999. He was a retired assistant secretary of the U.S. Navy for installations and logistics. He had also been executive vice president of Page Communications, erecting radio towers worldwide; and vice president of COMSAT. A lifelong sailor, he served as commodore in the Cruising Club of America. He led several efforts to improve yacht-racing safety. He had been chairman of the Fales Committee, which funds small-boat training for U.S. Naval Academy students. A nationally ranked sailor at Brown, he was inducted into the College Sailing Hall of Fame in 1986. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He is survived by wife, Polly, 1325 Lands End Rd., Centreville 21617; two sons; two daughters; and a cousin, Robert McCullough ’43.
K. Keith Innes ’49 Sc.M., of Vestal, N.Y.; Jan. 13. He was adistinguished professor of chemistry at S.U.N.Y.-Binghamton. He served as the school’s acting vice president for academic affairs in 1974-75. He spent sabbatical leaves at University College, London; the University of Toronto; and M.I.T. He previously taught at Vanderbilt University and the University of Oklahoma. His research into the electronic spectra of molecules was published in many scientific journals. A fellow of the National Research Council of Canada and the Guggenheim Foundation, he also served on the editorial advisory boards of several journals. He is survived by his wife, Ruth, and two sons.
David R. Dodsworth Sr. ’50, of West Harwich, Mass.; Jan. 8. He worked for John Hancock Insurance Co. until retiring in 1975. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he served aboard an air-sea rescue boat in the Pacific. He was a member of the Pilgrim Lodge and the Cranberry Valley Golf Club. He is survived by two sons and a daughter.
Raymond L. Sumner Jr. ’50, of Palm Harbor, Fla.; Dec. 28. He was an engineer for IBM in Springfield, Mass., and Poughkeepsie, N.Y., retiring in 1984. A U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, he was stationed in England. He was a model airplane enthusiast and also collected vintage Thunderbird cars. He is survived by his wife, Shirley, 3430 Stonehaven Ct. E., Palm Harbor 34684; three sons; and six daughters.
Laura Webster Wallis ’50, of Lexington, Mass.; Nov. 9, 1998. She taught Spanish in the Beverly, Mass., school system, at Boston University, and, for nineteen years, at Concord (Mass.) Academy. She is survived by her husband, George ’54 Ph.D., 14 Dewey Rd., Lexington 02420; a daughter; and a son, Peter ’80.
Peter A.L. Carpenter ’51, of Brant Rock, Mass.; Nov. 27. He was director of the Montessori Day School in Natick, Mass. He was previously a teacher at Verona American Elementary School in Verona, Italy; the Munich American Elementary School in Munich, Germany; and the Eli Whitney School in Westboro, Mass. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He is survived by a son, Robert, 107 Pine St., #2, Waltham, Mass. 02453; and a daughter.
Margot P. Goulding ’51, of Providence; Dec. 6. She was a librarian, historian, amateur photographer, and archivist at Brown’s John Hay Library. An ardent supporter of Brown football, she enjoyed marching with the band into the stadium. She also supported Brown’s Sock and Buskin group, with which she acted, as well as the Faculty Club and the John Hay Library. She is survived by her lifelong friend, Winifred Kiernan, 321 Wayland Ave., Providence 02906; a sister, Rosemary Goulding ’40; and a brother.
Patricia Ehrhardt Madonia ’51, of Boca Raton, Fla.; Aug. 29. She was a medical technologist at Boca Raton Community Hospital. She is survived by a daughter, Celeste Goetz Hamilton, 5864 Corson Pl., Lake Worth, Fla. 33463; and a son.
Patrick A. Soccorso ’51, of Scituate, Mass.; Jan. 8. He was a retired superintendent of schools in Westport, Mass. He was previously an assistant superintendent in Taunton, Mass., and a math teacher and football coach at Scituate (Mass.) High School. A member of the Scituate school committee for six years, he was on the parish council at St. Francis Xavier Cabrini Church for many years and was a longtime member of the Scituate Harbor Yacht Club. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. A member of the Brown football team, he was inducted into the Brown Hall of Fame in 1996. He is survived by his wife, Marguerite, 44 Whittier Dr., Scituate 02066; two sons; and two daughters.
Anthony Kooharian ’52, ’56 Ph.D., of Falmouth, Mass.; Oct. 30, of heart failure. He was the chief scientist at Systems Planning and Analysis, which he cofounded, until 1994. He was previously a senior planner in the strategic planning department of GTE Labs. He had founded Anthony Kooharian Consulting Services, and had also worked as chief scientist at Tetra Tech and as program manager at Operations Research. He began his career at Bell Laboratories, where he was involved in analyzing the cost and effectiveness of undersea warfare and marine strategic weapon systems. He did graduate work as a Fulbright Scholar at the Sorbonne in Paris. He is survived by a daughter, Andrea, 28 Maplepark, #2, Newton, Mass. 02459; and a son.
Theresa S. Tobin ’52, of Providence; Jan. 4. She had worked in the language department at Woonsocket (R.I.) High School. She had also been an interpreter for the United Nations and a state lobbyist for people with disabilities. She is survived by two brothers and a sister.
Leonard B. Berkman ’53, of Norwich, Conn; Jan. 13. He practiced law in New England for more than forty years. He was also a Judge Advocate General in the U.S. Army, receiving a special commendation for outstanding performance. A former chair of the Norwich Board of Education, he was a member of the New London and Connecticut bar associations. He was also a former editor of the Boston University Law Review, and a lecturer in law at the University of Connecticut. An avid sports fan, he coached the Norwich Church Basketball League for many years. He was a member of Beth Jacob Synagogue. He is survived by his wife, Suzanne, 18 Montgomery Ln., Norwich 06360; his mother, Ruth; and two sons, including Lawrence ’79.
Jan E. Grodzki ’53, of Arlington, Tex.; Sept. 8. He was a retired mechanical engineer at Riley Stoker Corp., and a former captain in the Polish air force. During World War II, he directed partisan spies for the British at Polish airfields and twice escaped from captivity. After being beaten and condemned to be shot, he and his fellow officers spent six months tunneling under a prison fence, escaping for good while compatriots played violins and accordians to divert the guards’ attention. He is survived by his wife and a daughter.
Mary Ellen Williams Kauffman ’54, of Medina, Wash.; Jan. 9, of cancer. She was active in many community organizations.A former stewardess, her survivors include her husband, Robert, P.O. Box 362, Medina 98039; and a son.
William L. Demchak ’56, of Vandergrift, Pa.; Dec. 11, of a heart attack. He was president and owner of Corporate Cost Controls. He was previously owner of Super People Corp.; vice president of Ace Mounting and Finishing; vice president of Lien Chemical Co.; and sales and product manager at Sunbeam Corp. A U.S. Air Force veteran, he served as a captain with the Strategic Air Command. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Vandergrift, and was president of Pittsburgh Housewares. He enjoyed weightlifting, running, and reading. He is survived by his former wife, Marie Louise Demchak ’58, 1555 Powers Run Rd., Pittsburgh 15238; three sons; and a daughter.
Thomas L. Evans ’56, of Carson City, Nev.; Oct. 19. He was vice president of human resources at Harvey’s Resort Hotel-Casino in Lake Tahoe. He was previously director of human resources at Holiday Casino in Las Vegas and at Harrah’s Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. Survivors include his wife, Ann Marie, 8065 List Country Rd., Carson City 89703; a son; and a daughter.
Paul Van K. Thomson ’56 Ph.D., of Wakefield, R.I.; Dec. 22. He was ordained a Roman Catholic priest in 1983. He had been vice president of academic affairs and a professor of English at Providence College. The first layman to be named a vice president at the Dominican-operated school, he was instrumental in developing a humanities program and in establishing coeducation there. He had earlier been a lecturer at Salve Regina College and a consultant to the U.S. Department of Education. He was a former rector at St. Stephen’s Church. The author of several books, he belonged to many professional associations. A U.S. Navy veteran, he served in the Pacific during World War II. He is survived by his wife, Mildred, P.O. Box 814, Wakefield, 02880; five daughters; and two sons.
Priscilla Lalumia Doyle ’57, of Lake Lure, N.C.; Sept. 30. She was a former employee of Air France. She is survived by her husband, Frederick, 7 Sheridan Ln., Lake Lure 28746; three sons, including Scott ’86 and David ’87; and two brothers, Carl ’50 and Edward ’56.
James Orr ’59, of San Diego; Jan. 8. He was a pediatrician in San Diego for thirty-five years. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1951 to 1955. Survivors include a cousin, Ron Nelson, 2970 Mendon Rd., Apt. 18, Cumberland, R.I. 02864.
Raymond J. Storer ’59 Sc.M., of Nedlands, Australia; April 11, 1997, of dementia caused by Creutzfeldt-Jakobs disease. He was a retired senior lecturer in the mathematics department at the University of Western Australia. After retirement he tutored at Murdoch University. In 1971 he helped compile and publish a standard reference book of mathematical tables. During World War II, he flew with the Royal Australian Air Force on top-secret missions. He enjoyed playing cricket, table tennis, and badminton, and was a member of the King’s Park Tennis Club. He is survived by a daughter, Janet Appleyard, 69 Smyth Rd., Nedlands 6009, Nedlands, Australia; and two sons.
John J. Vallone Jr. ’59, of Cranston, R.I.; Jan. 15. A lawyer, he was special council to the Rhode Island Department of Transportation. He was a member of the American and Rhode Island bar associations, the Atlantic Tuna Club, the Narragansett Salt Water Club, and the Nooseneck Hill Club. He was also a communicant of St. Mary Church. He is survived by two daughters.
Alexander M. Baumgartner ’60, of Phila-delphia; Nov. 19. He owned Frontier Equipment Rental. He was also an actor, writer, and musician. A member of his church choir, he helped to initiate jazz performances during services. He played the saxophone and clarinet, and also acted in many local theater productions. The former head of the English department at St. Mary’s Hall-Doane Academy, he previously taught at several other schools. He was a former member of the American Association of University Professors, the Modern Language Association, and the National Council of Teachers of English. He enjoyed storytelling, traveling, and reading the works of Faulkner, Emerson, and Thoreau. He is survived by a daughter, Kirsten, 32 Linden St., #2, Allston, Mass. 02134.
Ronald S. Brand ’60 Ph.D., of Eastford, Conn.; Nov. 19, after a brief illness. He was a professor emeritus of mechanical engineering at the University of Connecticut, retiring in 1979. He served as department chair from 1970 to 1976 and as director of academic planning at the university from 1976 to 1979. A member of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, he was a founding member of the Unitarian Fellowship of Northeastern Connecticut and was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Brooklyn, Conn. Active in Eastford town affairs, he had been chairman of the board of education, and had served as town treasurer for eight years in the 1980s. He was past president of the Connecticut Rose Society and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He is survived by his wife, Rachel, P.O. Box 236, Eastford 06242; two sons; and a daughter.
Richard P. D’Amico ’61, of Warwick, R.I.; Dec. 31. He was a hematologist and oncologist for more than thirty years. An affiliate of the Brown School of Medicine, he received many awards for teaching and mentoring medical students, interns, and residents. He had done medical research at the National Institutes of Health. He was a member of the American Medical Association, the Aurora Civic Association of Providence, the Galilee Tuna Club, and the East Greenwich Yachting Club. He enjoyed boating, sport fishing, golfing, and woodworking. He was a U.S. Navy captain. He is survived by four siblings, including Peter, 194 Waterman St., Providence 02906; his parents, Joseph and Mary; a son, Richard ’91; two daughters, Rachel D’Amico Kraus ’89 and Deborah D’Amico Bergner ’90; and a companion.
Douglas J. McIntosh ’62, of Barrington, R.I.; Dec. 10. He was president and CEO of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, retiring in February 1999 after thirty-three years with the company. When he was named to the top post in 1977, he became the youngest CEO in the Blue Cross & Blue Shield system. He was on the board of the National Blue Cross & Blue Shield Association, and was also chairman and founder of Business Systems Corp. of America in Chicago. He was also director and founder of Leadership Rhode Island and director and national vice president of the Delta Dental Plans Association. He had been director of People’s Saving Bank, the United Way of Southeastern New England, the Rhode Island Blood Bank, and the Statewide Healthcare Coordinating Council. A member of several legislative and gubernatorial commissions, he was also a member of the Rhode Island Commodores and the 100 Club of Rhode Island. In 1990 he was named the United States Olympic Committee corporate executive of the year. He is survived by his wife, Sandra, 3 Oxford Rd., Barrington 02806; and a daughter.
Frederick J. Koloc ’63, of Pittsburgh, formerly of North Adams, Mass.; Sept. 16. He was director of academic advising in the college of arts and sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. He sailed in four voyages of the school’s semester-at-sea program, two as administrative dean. He is survived by his wife, Brenda L. Smith, 1934 Beechwood Blvd., Pittsburgh 15217; two sons; and a daughter.
David A. Laney ’64, of Haddonfield, N.J.; Nov. 25, after a massive cerebral hemorrhage. He was principal of Newfane Executive Consultants from 1997 until his death and was also a senior career management consultant at Right Management Consultants. From 1986 to 1997 he was senior vice president and principal of Manchester Partners International, and before that he worked for FMC Corp. In 1968 and 1969, he served as minister of First Congregational Church in Millbury, Mass., and then worked for the Maine State Prison in Thomaston as Protestant chaplain and deputy warden of plans and community programs. After that he was deputy director of the community justice project in Augusta, Maine, a post he held until entering the management-consulting field in 1978. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl, 7 Mountwell Ave., Haddonfield 08033; two sons; a stepdaughter; and a stepson.
Robert G. Portman ’64, of Beachwood, Ohio; Sept. 10. He was president of Carlton Cards Retail Inc., a 700-store division of American Greetings Corp. He was previously president of the U.S. subsidiary of Groupe Midial of Paris, where he was responsible for the operations of more than 900 outlets across North America. Active in national and professional organizations, he served on the boards of the Montefiore Home and the Big Brothers/Big Sisters. He was an avid boater. He is survived by a son, Larry ’90, 752 West End Ave., #20C, New York City 10025; two daughters, and his mother, Harriet Israel.
Marion R. Metcalf ’77, of Arlington, Va.; Dec. 11, after a heart attack. She had worked for the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service since 1987, most recently as a project manager in the deputy commissioner’s office. She was the principal author of a handbook – distributed to more than eight million employers during the late 1980s – that explains the I-9 form, which restricts the hiring of illegal immigrants. A former senior policy analyst at the U.S. Sentencing Commission, she was previously a policy analyst in the Justice Department’s criminal division. She was president of the Capitol Hill Choral Society. She is survived by her husband, Alfred S. Gilman; her mother, Margaret; and two stepdaughters.
Jacob Sarfaty ’80, of Littleton, Colo.; Oct. 22. He was a computer consultant at American Management Systems. He is survived by three young children.
Josh Clayton-Felt ’90, of Los Angeles; Jan. 19, of cancer. He was a singer, guitarist, and songwriter. He was cofounder and lead singer of the alternative-rock band School of Fish, which released two albums on the Capitol Records label before breaking up in 1993. In 1996 he released his first solo album on the A&M label, Inarticulate Nature Boy,which incorporated folk-music influences. In addition to writing and singing, he also played all the instruments on that album. He released Josh Clayton... Felt Like Making a Live Record in 1996, then was dropped from A&M when its parent company was taken over by Seagram in 1998. He played guitar on Jewel’s album Spirit and toured as an opening act for Tori Amos. He spent much of the last year fighting A&M for the rights to release a solo album on which he had been working for years. Survivors include his mother, Marilyn Felt Lucas; his father, John Clayton; and his stepfather, Henry Felt.
Bernard E. Bruce Sr., Feb. 16, of cancer. He was associate dean emeritus of the graduate school, serving from 1974 until his retirment in 1998. "He was instrumental in increasing the number of minority Ph.D.s and served all the students with great devotion, great care, and great pride," former president Vartan Gregorian told the Providence Journal after the dean’s death. Bruce instituted the Samuel Milton Nabrit Fellowship in honor of the first African American recipient of a Brown doctoral degree. He received the Wilson DuBlois Award. He was previously associate dean of the graduate school of education at Harvard and codirector of the Pathways to Identity Project. He taught "The Afro-American, Black, Negro Youth –A Socio-Cultural View" at Harvard, and was a clinical instructor in education in the psychiatry division at the Boston University medical school. He was previously assistant chief of corrective therapy at the Boston Veterans Administration Hospital. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1955 to 1959, attaining the rank of first lieutenant. He was a member of Phi Delta Kappa, the National Association of Black Urban and Ethnic Directors, the American Association for Higher Education, the Corporation of Massachusetts Half-Way Houses, and the education committee of the New England Aquarium. He had also been a consultant to the Rhode Island Bar Association. He is survived by his wife, Yvonne Hines-Bruce, 176 President Ave., Providence 02906; three daughters, including Linda ’81; and two sons, including Bernard Jr. ’83.