May 3rd, 2007


Ruth Woolf Adelson ’26, of Providence; Jan. 15. She was a retired guidance counselor and educational tester. She was a life member of the Miriam Hospital Women’s Association, which named her its Woman of the Year. An art enthusiast, she established a fund to provide art for the Fain Building at Miriam and personally selected paintings from local artists. She was also a supporter of Brown and its medical school. She traded in the stock market well into her 90s. A member of Temple Emanuel, she is survived by two daughters, including Dorothy Adelson Gozansky ’52; eight grandchildren; and a sister.

Aimée Sauté Chinat ’29, of North Kings-town, R.I.; Feb. 7. She was a tax collector for the town of West Warwick, R.I., for more than thirty-three years, retiring in 1971. She is survived by several nieces and nephews.


Edward I. Bailen ’30, of Newton, Mass.; Oct. 26. A real estate executive, he served as president of the Middlesex Apartment House Owners’ Association and as a member of Temple Israel of Boston and the Moses Michael Hayes Masonic Lodge. He is survived by his friend, Rosalyn Rubenstein; a son, David ’63; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two sisters.

Samuel Pavlow ’30, of Boynton Beach, Fla.; Dec. 12. He was owner and pharmacist at Philips’ Pharmacy in Providence until he retired thirty-one years ago. He was a shipbuilder in the former Providence shipyard during World War II. A member of the Providence Fraternal Association and B’nai B’rith, he is survived by a daughter, two grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter.

Harriet Coady Friend ’31, ’32 ScM, of North Attleboro, Mass.; Jan. 17. She managed her husband’s medical practice in North Attleboro for more than fifty years. She previously worked at Children’s Hospital Boston, conducting research on childhood diseases. While at Brown she performed some of the original work on blood typing. She was a member of the North Attleboro Red Cross and was the first female warden and the first female member of the vestry at Grace Episcopal Church. She was also active in the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts and in the Community Chest. She is survived by a son, two daughters, four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Eugene B. Gerry ’31, of East Greenwich, R.I.; Jan. 15. He was president, treasurer, and a director of Affiliated Factory Mutual Insurance Co., and was a director of FM Insurance Co. Ltd., an international subsidiary of the firm. He served for two years as vice chairman of the boards of Affiliated FM Insurance Co., Appalachian Insurance Co., and New Providence Corp. He retired in 1973 but continued as a director until 1979. He served for many years as president of his Brown class. A longtime resident of Warwick, R.I., he was a member of the Brown Club of Rhode Island, Tau Beta Pi, the Greenwich Bay Power Squadron, and the Warwick Neck Improvement Association. He was a former vestryman of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. During World War II he served as a consultant to the U.S. Office of Scientific Research and Development, working on projects for the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Army Air Forces. He is survived by a son, James ’64, a daughter, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Herbert I. Silverson ’31, of Rancho Mirage, Calif.; Oct. 4. He worked in real estate as an asset manager, broker, developer, appraiser, and consultant. He had been associated with the REMM Group of Anaheim Hills, Calif., since 1988 and had been general manager of the Esplanade in Cathedral City, Calif., since 1999. A member of the American Society of Real Estate Counselors, he represented cities and companies of all sizes. As a developer in New York City, he was president of Roosevelt Field. He was also a director and vice president of Webb & Knapp, a large real estate firm. He had been vice president of Cushman & Wakefield and CEO of Helmsley- Spear of California. A lieutenant commander for four year in the U.S. Navy, he held office in many civic, charitable, and real estate organizations. He was a teacher at several California community colleges and was a member of Mission Hills Country Club for the past twenty years. He was also a member of the California and national associations of Realtors. He is survived by his wife, Laura, a son, a grandson, a sister, and a brother.

Eunice C. Turgeon ’32, of East Orleans, Mass.; July 5.

Cyril G. Sargent ’33, ’36 AM, of Yarmouthport, Mass.; Oct. 29. He was a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He previously taught at Mount Hermon and Andover academies and at MIT. He worked with the Ford Foundation and the Kennedy AID program of the U.S. Department of State to improve worldwide public education. He retired from the City College of New York in the 1970s. He is survived by his wife, Margaret, a daughter, a son, eight grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren.

Ashton D. “Pete” Dixon ’34, of Lexington, Ky.; Jan. 14. He was a manager of the Lexington Lamp Plant at General Electric Corp. for twenty years. He previously worked for GE in Schenectady, N.Y., Cleveland, and Warren, Ohio. He served as an elder and deacon at Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church as well as on the boards of the Lexington YMCA, the United Way of the Bluegrass, the Florence Crittenden Home, and the Family Counseling Service. He was a Kentucky Colonel and a member of the Lexington Rotary Club. For many years he and his late wife served as welcoming hosts to international students at the Univ. of Kentucky. He is survived by two daughters, a son, seven grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. He was the husband of the late Cecelia Baker Dixon ’34.

Richard H. Morse ’34, of Centerville, Mass.; Dec. 27. He retired in 1974 as a senior vice president at Monarch Life Insurance. He was a member of the Society of Actuaries. Earlier in his career he worked for the Connecticut General Life Insurance Co. and Johnson & Higgins. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he served as a lieutenant in the Asiatic Pacific theater. At Brown he played center for the basketball team and played varsity football, baseball, and lacrosse. He enjoyed bowling, golfing, playing bridge, and reading. He was a fan of the New York Yankees and the New England Patriots. Phi Beta Kappa and Lambda Chi Alpha. He is survived by a son, Richard Jr. ’58, two granddaughters, and two great-granddaughters.

Matthews Fletcher ’35, of Pewee Valley, Ky.; Dec. 15. He was a retired postmaster in Pewee Valley. A U.S. naval officer during World War II, he was a lifelong member of Pewee Valley Presbyterian Church. Sigma Chi. He is survived by a daughter, four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Edward H. P. Gilman ’35, of Newtown, Pa.; Jan. 17. He was a supervising analyst at the New Jersey Department of Transportation until 1983. After retiring, he became the driving force behind the construction of a permanent facility for the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen, which served sixty people at its first meal in 1982 and now serves more than 170,000 meals per year. He earlier worked for the New York Susquehanna and Western Railroad. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was a commanding officer of naval gun crews on merchant marine ships. He is survived by his wife, Priscilla, two sons, a daughter, and four grandchildren.

Mary Hobby Waite Greenlaw ’35, of Cama­rillo, Calif.; Oct. 10. While her first husband was working on the Manhattan Project in Los Alamos, N.Mex., she helped organize a women’s auxiliary club there. She later helped organize the Missile Mrs. Club for wives of employees at the Point Mugu, Calif., naval base, serving as the group’s president. She won blue ribbons for table decorating at the Ventura County Fair. She served as president of the Oxnard High School PTA, was honored as a life member, and wrote and directed short plays and created Hawaiian luaus for her sons’ Cub Scout troops and school classes. She was a charter member of the Pleasant Valley Hospital Auxiliary in Camarillo, working as a buyer for the gift shop and arranging the display cases throughout the hospital. She logged more than 10,000 volunteer hours there. She is survived by three sons, including Robert, 6417 Turfway Rd., Moorpark, Calif. 93021; a stepson; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Norman L. Freydberg ’36, of White Plains, N.Y.; Oct. 23, of heart failure. He was president of Metlon Inc. and enjoyed photography and painting. He is survived by two nieces and two nephews.

Frank G. Handy ’36, of Aiken, S.C.; Jan. 6. He was publisher and president of the Ypsilanti Daily Press and publisher of the Milan Leader, the Saline Observer, and the Manchester Enterprise, all in Michigan. He served from 1963 to 1989 as a shareholder for four Michigan banks. He founded the Huron Valley National Bank in Ann Arbor, Mich., and served as director of the International Investment Fund and as a consultant to Thompson Newspapers. From 1942 to 1946 he was press officer and then chief of the communications section at the U.S. Department of State, after working for three years as a foreign correspondent and bureau manager for United Press International in Argentina, Cuba, and Venezuela. He also served as White House interpreter for President Franklin D. Roosevelt and chief communications officer for the United Nations. He was active in the Rotary Club, the Salvation Army Advisory Board, the American Cancer Society, and the Boys Club. He was board president at Cleary College. He was also active in the American Newspaper Publishers Association, the National Press Club, the Overseas Press Club, and the American clubs of Caracas and Buenos Aires. He is survived by a daughter, a son, and three grandchildren.

Herbert M. Adams Jr. ’37, of East Providence; Jan. 28. He worked in banking, real estate, and investments. An active sportsman, he was a former member of the Barrington (R.I.) Yacht Club and enjoyed yachting and fly-fishing. He is survived by his wife, Alice, a son, a daughter, four grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter.

William E. Lebowich ’38, of Pompano Beach, Fla.; Dec.14. He retired from his business in Boston in 1985. He is survived by his wife, Edith, a son, two grandchildren, and a great-grandson.

Samuel J. McDonald Jr. ’38, of Weston, Mass.; Dec. 31. He founded S. J. McDonald Inc. Realtors of Weston, retiring in 1996. He was earlier an assistant employment manager at Lever Brothers. He also worked at Sylvania Electronics and Hill and Co. The Greater Boston Real Estate Board and the Massachusetts Association of Realtors named him Realtor of the Year in 1972. He was former president of the Massachusetts Association of Realtors and was a director of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board and the Massachusetts Association of Realtors. He was past president of the Brown Alumni Association. He was also past chairman of the Weston Heart Fund and a member of the Friends of the Weston Council on Aging, the Weston Business Association, and Weston Red Cross. An usher at St. Julia’s Church, he is survived by his wife, Alice, and two daughters.

John J. Harrington ’39, of Portsmouth, R.I.; Jan. 15. He was a lawyer at Harrington & Harrington. Practicing in Fall River, Mass., for more than fifty years, he served for more than a decade as first assistant district attorney for Bristol County, Mass. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Bristol County Bar Association. Cited in Who’s Who in American Law, he was a member of the American, Massachusetts, Bristol, and Fall River bar associations, and was licensed to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court. A World War II combat officer, he was recognized by B’nai B’rith for his participation in the liberation of the Bergen-Belson concentration camp. After the war he helped prosecute war crimes in Germany. He was a communicant of St. Barnabas Church. He was also a former member of the Knights of Columbus and former town solicitor of Westport, Mass. Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by his wife, Mary; four sons, including John ’85 AM; a daughter, Mary Harrington Van Der Lippe ’79 PhD; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

C. Leigh Kingsford ’39, of Carolina, R.I.; Nov. 9. He was retired owner of the former Islander restaurant in Jamestown, R.I. A performing magician, he was a member of the Magicians Association. He was a member of Corinthian Lodge 27, serving as a worshipful master in 1952 and receiving the Grand Lodge of Rhode Island Veterans Service Medal in 1998. He was a member of the Royal Arch Masons, the Council of Royal and Select Master Masons, the Knights Templar Commandery, and the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Providence. He served as a captain in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a former scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts in Swansea, Mass., a past president of the 1918 Club, and a member of the Charlestown (R.I.) Senior Citizens. He is survived by three sons, two daughters, ten grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and a brother.

George G. Slade ’39, of Warwick, R.I.; Dec. 4. He was training director and district sales manager at Bostitch until he retired in 1980. He then became active in boating and volunteer work in Naples, Fla. During World War II he was a commander in the U.S. Naval Reserve, serving aboard the aircraft carrier Saratoga and earning battle stars in the Pacific, South Pacific, and Indian Ocean. He was a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in East Greenwich, R.I., and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Naples. Phi Kappa Psi. He is survived by his wife, Harriett, two sons, a daughter, four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Frances Singer Wattman ’39, of Providence and Palm Beach, Fla.; Dec. 28. A retired school librarian, she was founding librarian at the former Jewish Home for the Aged. Long active in the Pembroke Club of Providence, she gave teas for incoming freshmen and raised funds by hostessing bridge parties at her home. She is survived by two daughters, seven grandchildren, and niece Caryl-Ann Miller Nieforth ’59.


William J. Amberg ’40, of West Halifax, Vt.; Dec. 8. He retired in 1985 as treasurer of International Silver Co., where he’d worked for forty years. He then became a board member of the Vermont National Resources Council, a trustee of Public Funds of Halifax, a member of the Planning and Zoning Board in Halifax, and a justice of the peace. Early in his career he worked at Eyelet Specialty Co. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II in the Pacific theater. He is survived by his wife, Anita, a son, a daughter, and four granddaughters.

Elizabeth Ibell Medbury ’40, of Bridgton, Maine; Dec. 22, of respiratory failure. Active in many organizations, she was former president of the Connecticut State Medical Auxiliary. In 1970 she opened a used bookstore in Maine and ran the store for twenty summers. At Brown she played lacrosse, field hockey, and basketball and served as class vice president. She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and was a Boston Red Sox fan. She is survived by two daughters, including Nancy Bartlett, 14 Mulligan Dr., Wallingford, Conn. 06492; a son; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister.

Philip B. Hawkes ’41, of Schenectady, N.Y.; Jan. 6. A certified public accountant, he worked as an accountant at General Electric from 1941 to 1962 and as an auditor at the New York State Public Service Commission from 1962 until he retired in 1983. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he served in New Guinea and the Philippines, attaining the rank of staff sergeant. He is survived by his wife, Janet, two daughters, and a grandson.

Lillian M. Morris ’41, of Warwick, R.I.; Dec. 20. She retired after forty-four years as a librarian at the main branch of the Providence Public Library. She is survived by a sister.

Carolyn Wakeman Curtis ’42, of Narragansett, R.I.; Feb. 19. She served as a master at arms in the U.S. Navy WAVES during World War II. An avid gardener and bird-watcher, she is survived by her husband, David ’43, 5 Pendleton Pl., Narragansett 02882; two sons, a daughter; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.

Edward M. Daniels ’42, of Newton, Mass.; Dec. 3. He was a psychiatrist for sixty years at the veterans’ hospitals in Bedford and Framingham, Mass., and at McLean Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Beth Israel Hospital. He was an associate professor of medicine at Tufts Univ., Boston Univ., and Harvard. He was past president of the Boston Psychoanalytical Association. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a captain in the Medical Corps. He is survived by his wife, Hadassah, a son, a daughter, and a sister.

Edward M. Leif ’42, of Pawtucket, R.I.; Nov. 29. He owned the former Albert O. Leif Carpet Co. for twenty years, before becoming a partner of the former Lewis-Williams Furniture Co. in East Providence until 1996. He worked at Foxboro (Mass.) Furniture until he became ill. A U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, he served in the European Theater and received a Bronze Star. He was a member of the Masons and the Crestwood Country Club and enjoyed skiing and golfing. He was also an avid Red Sox fan. He is survived by a son and two grandchildren.

George W. Williams ’42, of Providence; Dec. 24. He had been a Latin, Greek, and Spanish teacher at Providence Country Day for twenty- five years before retiring in 1990. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was appointed as a naval aide to President Harry S. Truman in June 1946. A tenth-generation descendant of Roger Williams, he was a life member, director, and past president of the Roger Williams Family Association. He was a longtime member of the AE Club and a communicant of St. Stephen Church, where he had served on the vestry and was a former senior warden. Zeta Psi. He is survived by a brother.

Marion Whetham John ’43, of Washington, D.C.; Oct. 13. She is survived by two sons, including Douglas ’70, and three grandsons.

Eleanor Geffner Tanner ’43, of Providence; Dec. 11. With her husband, she owned the former Tanner Management Corp. of Providence and Boston until retiring in 1981. She was a member of the Rhode Island League of Women Voters and Temple Beth-El and its Sisterhood. She participated in Brown’s Community Learning in Retirement program. She is survived by a son and three grandchildren.

Richard F. Seaver ’44, of Westborough, Mass.; Dec. 4. He was a planning engineer at New England Telephone until he retired in 1982. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. A life member of the American Legion, he was also a member of the Telephone Pioneers, the Four Thousand Footer Club, and the Evangelical Congregational Church. He enjoyed hiking, biking, and canoeing. He is survived by his wife, Enid; three sons; a daughter; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a brother, Howard ’49.

Jacquelin Donahay Campbell ’44, of Springfield, Ohio; Nov. 24. She retired as a teacher at South Vienna (Ohio) Middle School and was a member of the Springfield Club. She is survived by a son, a daughter, three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and a brother.

James B. Young ’45, of Intervale, N.H.; Jan. 30, 2004. He was a retired dentist. A U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, he served as a pilot in Sicily, North Africa, England, France, and Germany.

Andrew B. Ferrari ’46, of Arlington, Va.; Dec. 7, of cardiac arrest. He was a retired Arlington County, Va., juvenile and domestic-relations district judge. Over the years he gave thousands of lectures attended by teenage drivers and their parents. He was also an adjunct professor at American Univ. and the former Potomac School of Law and conducted continuing education courses in the law. He was former president of the Virginia Association of Juvenile Court Judges. He served on the Arlington Hospital Health Foundation board and on many advisory committees for youth and the courts. He helped create group homes for young offenders as an alternative to detention. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he served as an executive officer on a minesweeper in the Pacific. A former president of the Washington Golf and Country Club, he is survived by four stepchildren and six grandchildren.

Richard H. Knight ’47, of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.; Dec. 7. He was chief electrical engineer at New England Electric System, where he designed power plants, substations, and microwave communications systems. An avid mineral collector, he developed Knight Mineral Enterprises after retiring in 1980. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He built rock gardens and playhouses for his daughters and enjoyed hiking and camping. He is survived by his wife, Lucille Small Knight ’48, five daughters, twelve grandchildren, and a sister.

Charlotte Gendron Ryan ’47, of Turnersville, N.J.; Oct. 29. She was a retired teacher in Sewell, N.J.

Margaret N. Coughlan ’48, of Washington, D.C.; March 14, 2004.

Louise Long Jacobssen ’48, of Jamestown, R.I.; Feb. 17, of a stroke brought on by Alzheimer’s disease. She had been a social worker in Norwalk, Conn., and a receptionist at the National Industrial Conference Board. A member of the Silvermine Art Guild in Wilton, Conn., she did sculpting and painting. She was also a member of the Norwalk Yacht Club. She enjoyed playing tennis, sailing, and skiing. She is survived by her husband, Robert ’48, 100 Walcott Ave., Jamestown 02835; two sons; and two grandchildren.

Thomas C. Coleman Sr. ’49, of Whittier, Calif.; Nov. 4, of heart failure. He was a supervisor at the U.S. Internal Revenue Service for twenty years. He was earlier a Southwest regional representative at Davol Inc. for thirty years. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he served with the combat engineers in Africa and Italy. Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by his wife, Harriett; four daughters, including Ellen Marchese, 14533 Cullen St., Whittier 90603; a son; fifteen grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.


Martin Lammert IV ’50, of Creve Coeur, Mo.; Dec. 25, of respiratory failure. He was chairman and president of Lammert Furniture Co., a family business that he led from 1973 until he retired in 1996. A nationally known innovator in the furniture industry, he forecasted many retail trends and specialized in reproductions of New England furniture from the 1740s to the 1850s. He designed lines for such manufacturers as Baker Furniture, Kittenger Furniture, and Kindel Furniture. He served as a director on the Blue Cross Blue Shield board from 1968 to 1982. He also served as a director of St. Louis Country Day School, the Ranken Jordan Home, the Better Business Bureau, and other groups. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a master sergeant under General George S. Patton. He was an avid hunter as well as a collector of pipes, hats, and Russian-made objects. He won several awards as an amateur photographer. He is survived by three sons, two daughters, and seven grandchildren.

John Merchant ’50, of Eagle, Colo.; June 13, 2004, after a six-month battle with pancreatic cancer. He was head geologist and mine manager at New Jersey Zinc Co. in Colorado. A member of the volunteer fire department, he drove an ambulance for seventeen years and was one of the first emergency medical technicians in the county. He was instrumental in establishing an ambulance district. Until shortly before his death, he was treasurer for the Greater Eagle Fire Protection District, which paid tribute to him with a “fallen man” hero’s ceremony after his death. An avid birder since childhood, he recorded more than 550 species across the country and was seldom seen outdoors without a pair of binoculars. He participated in feeder-watch studies for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. An expert skier, he had hoped to ski on his 80th birthday. At Brown he participated in sailboat racing and became an accomplished small-boat sailor. He joined the U.S. Navy after high school and was honorably discharged about a year later at the end of World War II. He is survived by a son, daughter, and a brother, David ’59. He was the husband of the late Thea.

Loren F. Rodewig ’50, of Stuart, Fla.; May 19.

 Winifred Kiernan ’51, of Providence; Dec. 23. A retired public defender, she worked for the Boston Bar Association for many years and had been associated with the law firm of Robert Shamon in Boston. She was a member of the Federal Bar Association and argued cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. She also worked for the U.S. Department of Defense in Munich, Germany, for four years. She was a member of the American, Boston, and Massachusetts bar associations, and the Massachusetts Association of Women Lawyers. A member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I., she was a former member of the Dunes Club in Narragansett, R.I. She is survived by four cousins.

Anne Tucker Pollock ’51, of Palm Harbor, Fla.; Jan. 30, of lung cancer. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mayflower Society. She enjoyed playing bridge and golf. She is survived by her husband, James ’51, 1620 Tay Ct., Palm Harbor 34684; three children; two stepchildren; ten grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Angelo Dell’Erario ’53, of West Hartford, Conn.; Dec. 4, of cancer. He retired from Hartford Insurance Group. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. He is survived by his companion, Jane Hitchiner, two daughters, two sons, and nine grandchildren.

Richard Khachian ’55, of Fairfield, Conn.; Jan. 11, suddenly. In 1964 he founded an automobile dealership in Norwalk, Conn., which he owned and operated until 1999. After retiring he managed a family real estate business. He earlier practiced law for eight years. An avid golfer, he played regularly at Shorehaven Golf Club. He was an active member of the Armenian Church of the Holy Ascension in Trumbull, Conn. He is survived by his wife, Elisa; his mother, Annie; four children, including Gary ’83 and Susan Khachian Hendricks ’89; and eleven grandchildren.

Joyce Thompson Ammerman ’56, of Cincinnati; Jan. 9, of heart failure. She was a teacher in the New York City public schools for twenty- seven years. She enjoyed art history, marine biology, geology, and glassware collecting. She attended several Pembroke reunions over the years. She is survived by her son, Robert, 624 Sonora Ct., Cincinnati 45215; two grandsons; and a sister.

Marilla Whitman Lund ’57, of Trenton, Maine; Dec. 12. She volunteered with the Hospice of Hancock County, the Bar Harbor Music Festival, and other local events and organizations. She was a communicant of St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church. She is survived by a stepdaughter, a stepson, and two step-grandchildren.

Edward H. LeZotte ’58, of Gainesville, Fla.; Dec. 9. He worked in journalism and public relations, including at Newsweek, where he helped to produce the in-house journal. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany after his college graduation. Psi Upsilon. He is survived by two daughters and a son.


Willem Hendrik van den Toorn ’60, of Washington, D.C.; Dec. 13, of pancreatic cancer. He was director of the budget and administrative services division at the U.S. Office of Civil Rights from 1987 until he retired in 1993. He was earlier director of its planning, evaluation, and budget division. He had also been director of the office of legislative and public affairs at both the office of civil rights and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He began his career in the federal government in 1967 as a legislative assistant to Senator Robert Griffin, a Michigan Republican. The next year he joined the U.S. Office of Economic Opportunity. He became a staff assistant for congressional relations at the office of civil rights in 1969. In 1973 and 1974 he was a federal executive fellow at the Brookings Institution. He served two terms as an advisory neighborhood commissioner in Washington, D.C., chaired the environment committee for the Capitol Hill Restoration Society, and took over planting and maintaining a park near his home. He was a senior editor for the Hill Rag newspaper, where for the past ten years he wrote about development plans, farmer’s markets, and tensions between residents and the federal government. He is survived by his wife, Susan, a daughter, a sister, and a twin brother.

David B. Fournier ’63, of Attleboro, Mass., and East Falmouth, Mass.; Dec. 7, of complications from hip surgery. He was a purchasing manager at Masters of Design in North Attleboro, Mass., for the past two years. He previously worked for many years at New England Sterling in Attleboro. He had also been head of budgeting at D’Angelo’s corporate headquarters in West Bridgewater, Mass., and had been a stockbroker for such Boston-area firms as PaineWebber and Buttonwood Securities. A founder of the Jewelry Makers of the Attleboros, he served on the organization’s executive committee. He also served on the board and as treasurer of Goldmark Federal Credit Union and was a member of Murray Unitarian- Universalist Church, both in Attleboro. He was a longtime member and past commodore of the Menauhant Yacht Club in Falmouth, where he founded a book club. He is survived by his wife, Deborah; his mother, Ann; three daughters; a son; and a sister.

Sally A. Zinno ’66, of Pawtuxet Village, R.I.; Dec. 23. She owned a management consulting and training business for arts, cultural, and nonprofit organizations. She led workshops and training seminars on museum and nonprofit administration and on personnel and financial management. She was earlier deputy director of the Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington, assistant director for finance and administration at the Harvard art museums, deputy director of the Museum of Science in Boston, and administrative director of the medical department at MIT. She had also worked for National Arts Strategies in Baltimore. She was on the faculty at Tufts Univ., where she taught in the museum-studies program and managed the internship program. She also taught museum administration at George Washington Univ. and Harvard and had been a guest lecturer at the American Association of Museums. She was on the board of the American Association of Museums and was a member of the New England Museum Association and Grantmakers in the Arts. She wrote various articles for museum and nonprofit publications. A communicant of St. Paul Church in Cranston, R.I., and St. Peter Church in Warwick, R.I., she was accomplished in photography, painting watercolors, making jewelry, and weaving. She also enjoyed gardening, cooking, knitting, and listening to music. She is survived by her mother, Carmela, and a brother.

Peter C. Bedard ’67, of Providence; Dec. 10, after a short illness. He was a founding partner of the former Chaffee-Bedard advertising and public relations firm in Providence. He was previously vice president and group manager at Creamer Dickson Basford/New England. He was an accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America, past president of its Southeastern New England chapter, chairman of its Northeast District, and a member of its Counselors Academy. He won several awards for public relations, journalism, and copywriting. Early in his career he was a U.S. Army journalist in Vietnam, a news editor at ABC Radio News in Washington, D.C., and a public-information officer at the Rhode Island Department of Community Affairs and the Rhode Island Army National Guard. He had also been a radio sports broadcaster in Rhode Island. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in America and a former board member at the Slater Mill Historic Site in Pawtucket, R.I. He coached Little League in Providence for many years. An avid bridge player, he followed all New England professional sports teams. He is survived by his wife, Lynda; his parents, Camille and Juanita; two sons; and two brothers.


Donna Melson Arthur ’77, of Englewood, Colo.; Dec. 31, of breast cancer. She was a senior enforcement attorney for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for seven years. She was previously an attorney at PRC, an environmental consulting firm, for two years, and was an attorney at Davis Grahm and Stubbs, a Denver law firm, for three years. She earlier did contract accounting work and was an accountant at Main Hurdman. She is survived by her husband, Robert ’76, 5101 S. Han- over St., Englewood 80111; two daughters, including Caroline ’03; her father, Robert Melson; her mother, Joan Melson; two brothers; and cousins including Donald Melson ’75.

Harold B. Goldman ’78, of Cambridge, Mass.; Dec. 3, of cancer. He was a neurologist at Harvard Community Health Plan until the late 1990s, when he opened a private practice in Athol, Mass. Known for being personally invested in his patients, he served on the staffs of Heywood Hospital in Gardner, Mass., and Athol Memorial Hospital, which named a sleep lab after him. He was popular among neurology residents. He developed an annotated and referenced casebook about HIV and the nervous system. He enjoyed hiking and the outdoors and supported the Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust. He is survived by his wife, Mary; his parents, Paul and Joanne; two sons; a daughter; two brothers; and two sisters.


Harriet Coady Friend ’32 ScM (see ’31).

Cyril G. Sargent ’36 AM (see ’33).

Max S. Matheson ’38 ScM, of St. Louis, Mo.; Jan. 26. He was director of the chemistry division at Argonne National Laboratory until he retired in 1978. He published many articles and books, was a Guggenheim Fellow in Paris at the Laboratoire de Chimie Physique, and was a visiting professor at Hebrew Univ. in Jerusalem. He enjoyed art and is survived by two daughters, a son, seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, two brothers, and a sister.

Weir M. Brown ’41 PhD, of New Paltz, N.Y.; May 27, 2004.

Margaret F. Conroy ’53 PhD, of Jamaica Plain, Mass.; Jan. 10. She was a professor and statistical researcher at Emerson College until she retired in 1985. She also taught at several other colleges and did statistical research at Polaroid, Raytheon, Sperry-Rand, Watertown Arsenal, Harvard, and Denver’s Webb-Waring Heart and Lung Institute. She was a member of the Mathematics Honor Society at Brown. She is survived by her friend Marcheta Corriveau and two cousins.

David M. Towle ’54 PhD, of Hollis, Mass., and Acton, Mass.; Dec. 9, after a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease. He was a scientist at MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory for thirty-eight years. He did research in the Pacific Islands, at the summit of Mt. Washington, in Virginia, on Cape Cod, and elsewhere. He was a life member of IEEE. He served in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946. He enjoyed going to the symphony, opera, and theater. A former member of the Appalachian Mountain Club, he enjoyed tennis, skiing, bird hunting, fly-fishing, and sailing. Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by his wife, Shirley, a sister, and two brothers.

Elizabeth A. Shriver ’90 ScM, of Jersey City, N.J.; Jan. 15, 2004, of Ewing’s sarcoma. She worked at Lucent’s Bell Labs. An avid cyclist, she wrote an online journal and rode in bike tours while battling cancer. She is survived by her husband, Tom Swartz; her parents, Bruce and Beverly; and three brothers.


Anthony Abanto ’07, of Key Largo, Fla.; Mar. 22. A mathematics concentrator, he was found dead in his residence hall. Before Brown he had attended the Harrow School in England.


Whitney Trow Perkins, of Providence; Jan. 28. He taught international relations at Brown for thirty-one years, retiring in 1984. He oversaw the University’s international relations concentration, building it into one of the largest and most popular social-science concentrations at Brown. He taught a senior seminar required of all concentrators. He authored two books on imperialism, Denial of Empire and Constraint of Empire. After he retired, he traveled extensively with his wife. He served in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II. A longtime member of the Rhode Island World Affairs Council, he supported the American Civil Liberties Union and enjoyed doing genealogical research. He is survived by his wife, Kathryn, four children, a foster child, three grandchildren, and a sister.

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