Helen Binkunski Krajewski ’29, of Milford, Conn.; Nov. 25, 2006. A retired teacher who had taught in New York City, Massachusetts, and Japan, she enjoyed gardening and reading. She is survived by her daughter, Diane Moran; a granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren.
Helen Herz Cohen ’33, of Charlottesville, Va.; Mar. 23, 2006. She is survived by her husband, Edward.
Beverly Howard Winsor ’33, of Johnston, R.I.; Feb. 9. She taught at Hope High School in Providence and was active in the family business, the S.B. Winsor Dairy. She is survived by a son, a daughter, five grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.
Rosalind Wallace Green ’34, of East Greenwich, R.I.; Dec. 25, 2006. She was the co-owner of R.E. Wallace Real Estate, where she received the Kent County Board of Realtors High Ethics award. She taught English, speech, and music in the Warwick secondary school system. An active member of St. Barnabas Church in Warwick, she was organist and choir director for forty-five years. She taught piano and organ. A commissioner of the Girl Scouts of Rhode Island and a board member of the Apponaug Library and the Warwick Civic Music Association, she was also a member of the East Greenwich Historical Society and the Continental Ladies of the Varnum Continentals. She enjoyed traveling with her family. She is survived by a daughter, two grandsons, and three great-grandchildren.
Gordon B. MacPherson ’34, of Vero Beach, Fla.; Jul. 2, 2006, after a short illness. He was vice president of Reed & Barton Corp. in Taunton, Mass., before retiring in 1972. He previously worked for the Ford Motor Co. and enjoyed golf and bridge. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, 971 Greenway Lane, Vero Beach 32963; a son; and a daughter.
Gerard W. Rupprecht ’35, of Reno, Nev.; Dec. 26, 2006. He was a retired security consultant for Mosler Inc. An accomplished jazz musician, he recorded his first solo CD at age 90. He enjoyed golf, baseball, and family. He is survived by two daughters; two grandchildren; and his companion, Hilda Cao.
Louis Stein ’35, of Plymouth, Mass.; Dec. 9, 2006. He operated Stein’s Furniture, which was founded by his father and is presently run by his son. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army in the European theater, earning a Bronze Star. He was treasurer of the Plymouth area United Jewish Appeal, and in 1967 he received a medal of appreciation for his work. In retirement he enjoyed traveling and senior studies through Boston University’s Evergreen Program. He is survived by his wife, Caroline; son Kenneth ’73; a daughter; and two grandchildren.
Barbara Fisher Pratt ’36, of Longboat Key, Fla.; Jan. 31. Before retiring she was the inaugural director of the Halls of Residence Libraries at Indiana University, where she actively participated in campus life as a student, teacher, and librarian, while organizing and hosting countless events for the faculty. After retirement she taught literature at the adult education center and helped establish the All Angels Church in Longboat Key. She is survived by her son, two daughters, six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Mary Stowell Thompson ’36, of Cheshire, Conn.; Dec. 22, 2006.
Mary Cochran Lynch ’37, ’40 AM, of Providence; Jan. 15. A social worker, teacher, and reference librarian at the Community College of Rhode Island, she retired as assistant professor in 1980. She served as president of St. Paul’s Women’s Club from 1959 to 1960 and president of the Pembroke Alumnae Women’s Club from 1952 to 1962, and she was a longtime member of the Rhode Island Catholic Howard Guild. In 1987 the Greater Rhode Island YWCA presented her with an Outstanding Woman of the Year award. She is survived by two daughters, including Jean ’88 PhD, and four grandchildren.
Robert S. Burgess ’38, of Hanover, N.H.; Dec. 25, 2006, after struggling with multiple health problems. He was executive director of the R.I. Council of Community Services. He held national office in the National Association of Social Workers and served on many volunteer social welfare boards, in progressive political organizations, and on town committees in Dartmouth, Mass., and Hanover, N.H. He was an avid tennis and squash player, as well as a violinist, playing in the New Bedford (Mass.) Symphony Orchestra and the Plymouth (Mass.) Philharmonic Orchestra. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou; two daughters; two sons, including Robert Jr. ’67; four stepchildren; five grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Paulina Moxley Greer ’38, of Naples, Fla.; Jan. 18. She was active in the Association of Junior Leagues of America Inc., where she served on the executive staff; was a program consultant to member leagues throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico; and was president of the Junior League of Bridgeport, Conn. She traveled extensively as a tour consultant, organizing and hosting groups throughout Europe, Africa, and Asia. She was a member of the Naples Yacht Club, Naples Botanical Garden, the American Orchid Society, and the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America. She is survived by a daughter, Adrienne Rosenthal ’64; two sons, including Marshall M. Bassick ’61; and two stepdaughters.
Douglas G. Herron ’39, of Rye, N.Y.; Dec. 9, 2006. He was a retired personnel director for the city of Rye. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II and the Korean War, and was a captain in the Coast Guard Reserve until his retirement in 1977. An eagle scout as a boy and a quartermaster in Sea Scouts, he remained active in the Boy Scouts of America, serving as a scoutmaster and council member and receiving the Silver Beaver award. He was a member of the American Legion. He was active in the Rye Conservation Society and Rye Nature Center and served as treasurer of the Rye Historical Society, a board member of the Dad’s Club of Rye High School, and president of the SUNY Maritime College Parents Association. He was an ordained deacon and an elder of the Rye Presbyterian Church, and enjoyed sailing. He is survived by his wife, Anita; a son; a daughter; three granddaughters; and two sisters.
Barbara Hurlin Zovickian ’39, of Sharon, Conn.; Dec. 7, 2006, of an aortic aneurism. She was a registered nurse who later volunteered at several institutions in the Boston area. She was a member of the Women’s City Club of Boston and the Winchester Unitarian Church. She enjoyed collecting antiques and ceramics. She is survived by two sons; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Hurlin Glen ’43.
William H. McCall Jr. ’40, of West Chester, Pa.; Jan. 31. He was the owner of Wayne’s Cards and Gifts store in Rye, N.Y. and retired president of Judson-Roberts, a division of North American Graphics. During World War II he served as a major in the 910th field artillery battalion, 85th division, Mediterranean theater. He enjoyed gardening, world travel, and reading. He is survived by his wife, Marion.
William B. Mullen ’40, of Rotondo, Fla. and Binghamton, N.Y.; Feb. 5. He was a high school principal in both New Jersey and New York, and a tenured professor at SUNY, Binghamton. He served as county commissioner in Broome County, N.Y. for more than a decade. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy, achieving the rank of lieutenant commander, and was decorated for meritorious service in the South Pacific. He is survived by his wife, Norma; a son; and a daughter,
Wallace Davis Jr. ’41, of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; Dec. 24, 2006. He was a retired chemist from Union Carbide who worked on the Manhattan Project. He published over 150 articles. He served as president and board member of Friends of the Library and tutored high school students in math and chemistry. For more than thirty years he lectured at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge. He is survived by his wife, Ruth; a son; two daughters; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Mary Johnston Fibley ’41, of Mesa, Ariz.; Jan. 29. An assistant dean at the University of Illinois, she was active in many civic organizations in Urbana, Ill., and in creative projects ranging from wood carving to jewelry making. Her jewelry was sold through Marshall Fields department stores. She enjoyed entertaining guests in her home. She is survived by a son, three daughters, six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Edith Lipsey Fleisig ’41, of McGehee, Ark..; Feb. 4. She co-owned and operated Fleisig’s of McGehee. During World War II she served as a sergeant in the Women’s Army Corp in San Antonio, Tex. She was a member of Meir Chayim Temple of McGehee. She is survived by a son, two daughters, and six grandchildren.
Roland E. Hopps ’41, of East Providence, R.I.; Nov. 17, 2006, of leukemia. He was the president and owner of Samuel P. Harris Printing, Inc. He served as an ensign in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the University Glee Club and the Rhode Island Country Club. He enjoyed golf, baseball, football, and reading. He is survived by son Peter, a stepdaughter, two grandchildren, and a sister.
Gordon Marquis ’41, of South Bend, Ind.; Feb. 12.
Allan S. Nanes ’41, of Silver Spring, Md.; Oct. 30, 2006. He taught politics and government at Fordham Univ, American Univ, and Brooklyn College before joining the staff of the Congressional Research Service at the Library of Congress in 1951. In 1980 he co-edited a collection of diplomatic documents detailing the American relationship with Iran. He continued to work as a writer and researcher for various organizations after his retirement from CRS in 1996. He enjoyed reading American and British newspapers. He is survived by a daughter and a son.
John N. Ashworth ’42, of San Francisco; Nov. 15, 2006. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor.
Frank P. Drummond ’42, ’49 AM, of Middletown, R.I.; Dec. 16, 2006. He was a former English instructor at Brown.
Howard H. Braverman ’43, of Springfield, Ill.; Oct. 24, 2006, of cancer. He was the executive director of the Illinois State Bar Association until his retirement in 1987. He was admitted to practice in New York in 1950, Illinois in 1966, and the U.S. Supreme Court in 1975. He served in the U.S. Army Reserve and was discharged with five battle ribbons. He was a member of the American Bar Association and the National Association of Bar Executives, a registered lobbyist for the Illinois and Chicago Bar Association, and a member of St. Paul’s Lodge in Springfield. He is survived by his wife, Margaret, and several nieces and nephews.
Donald M. Henderson ’43, of Urbana, Ill.; Oct. 21, 2006. He was professor emeritus of geology at the University of Illinois and a fellow of the Mineralogical Society of America. He was a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Geological Society of America, and the American Geophysical Union. He was a Guggenheim Fellow from 1958 to 1959. He is survived by his wife, Margaret; four sons; a daughter; and five grandchildren.
Nancy Ham Page ’45, of Savannah, Ga.; Jan. 8. She was an author of children’s books and served in the U.S. Marine Corps. An avid golfer, she belonged to the Landings Club and the Marshwood Club in Savannah and was an original member of the Nine Holers. She is survived by her husband, Theodore; a daughter; two sons; four grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.
David D. Parker ’45, of Wellesley, Mass.; Jan.1. He worked for the New England Telephone Co. for twenty-seven years and AT&T for seven years. During World War II he served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific. He was secretary of the Wellesley Country Club for twenty-one years. He is survived by his wife, Jane; two daughters; a son; and eight grandchildren.
Osborn Segerberg Jr. ’45, of Kinderhook, N.Y.; Dec. 16, 2006. He was a journalist with a career spanning many years, working with the New York Daily News and United Press International. He also created newsreels for Movietone News and television news for ABC, NBC, and most recently CBS. He published six books. During World War II he served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Corps in the Aleutian Islands. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; two daughters; a son; nine grandchildren; and a sister.
Melvin E. Sinn ’45, of Tucson, Ariz.; Dec. 25, 2006. In a long career at the U.S. Department of State, he served as consul general in Barcelona, Spain, and deputy chief of mission in Guatemala City, Guatemala. He was interim ambassador to Guatemala from August 1980 until September 1981. After retiring he embarked on a second career with the state department’s Freedom of Information staff in the Latin American section. He was a member of Trout Unlimited, the National Rifle Association, and the Waynewood Recreation Association in Alexendria, Va. He enjoyed tennis, hiking, fly-fishing, and reading. He is survived by his wife, Lois; a daughter; a son; and four grandchildren.
Bernard L. Willett ’45, of Marblehead, Mass.; Jan. 23. A surgeon for twenty-five years, he became a radiation oncologist at age 55 and joined the senior faculty of Tufts New England Medical Center. After retiring in 1998, he continued to work at the Boston VA Hospital several days a week for many years. He was a member of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Therapeutic Radiology. He is survived by his wife, Alice; a son; three grandchildren; and a sister.
Robert A. Bourne ’46, of Palm Coast, Fla.; Dec. 6, 2006. He was a retired president and treasurer of the Bailey Employment Agency in Greenwich, Conn. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Palm Coast Yacht Club, the Reserve Officers Association of Palm Coast, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8696, and Trinity Presbyterian Church. He is survived by three sons, a daughter, two stepsons, and a stepdaughter.
Stephen J. Siegl Jr. ’46, of Norwell, Mass.; Dec. 29, 2006. He was a civil engineer for the town of Scituate, Mass. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Colonial Hills Baptist Church in South Weymouth. He is survived by two sons, two daughters, six grandchildren, a great-grandchild, and a sister.
Bruce G. Whitenack ’46, of Tinton Falls, N.J.; Sept. 21, 2006. He is survived by his wife, Katherine.
Charles R. Munn Jr. ’47, of Fredericksburg, Va.; Jan. 10. A retired U.S. Marine Corps colonel, he served in China, Korea, and Vietnam. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, seven gold stars, the Legion of Merit with “V,” and Combat Action Ribbon for heroism under fire. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He helped develop many of the modern combat systems now used by the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps. He held a second career as a program manager for AT&T Government Solutions, retiring in 2003. He is survived by his wife, Jane.
Francis J. Alberto ’48, of Mansfield, Mass.; Jan. 6. A retired mechanical engineer, he had worked at Foxboro Co. for thirty-five years. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Navy as lieutenant on the USS Philippines. He was a member of the Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Foxboro Country Club and a communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Mansfield. An avid golfer and sports enthusiast, he also enjoyed reading and opera. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; a daughter; and three grandchildren.
David Berger ’48, of Boca Raton, Fla.; Jan. 26, of cancer. He was the owner of David Berger & Associates. He is survived by two daughters and three grandchildren.
Walter K. Coleman ’48, of Cranston, R.I.; Jan. 1, of a heart-related illness. He was founder and owner of W.K. Coleman Co. During World War II he served as a radio radar gunner in the Aleutian Islands with the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was a member of the Rhode Island Shriners and enjoyed collecting clocks. He is survived by daughter Sharon A. Coleman ’69, a son, four grandchildren, and one great-grandson.
Edward P. Coop ’48, of Rumford, R.I.; Feb. 15. He was a retired accountant for the East Providence School Department. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Grand Canyon. A member of the Church of the Epiphany in Rumford, he was senior warden and treasurer for ten years. He served as treasurer for both the Lakeside Cemetery Association and the East Providence Mental Health Association. He is survived by his wife, Marion; three daughters; and seven grandchildren.
Robert G. Smith ’48, of Lake Worth, Fla.; Jan. 21. He was a local business entrepreneur in Lake Worth before retiring in 1985. He was an avid basketball fan. He is survived by a son and two grandsons.
Moses Sparks Jr. ’48. of Lancaster, Pa.; Dec. 5, 2006. He was a senior research scientist at Armstrong World Industries Research and Development Center in Lancaster, where he received six patents and was awarded the Technical Center Innovation Award in 1983. During World War II he served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Naval Reserve in the Asiatic and Pacific theater. He was a vestryman, lay reader, Sunday School superintendent, and teacher at various Episcopal church parishes in Lancaster. He is survived by his daughter Cynthia and several nieces and nephews.
Marjorie Meyer Warrell ’48, of Doylestown, Ohio; Dec. 6, 2005. She is survived by her husband, John; three sons; two daughters; and thirteen grandchildren.
Melvin Cohen ’49, of Stuart, Fla.; Feb. 9. He was the retired owner of Cove Clothing Manufacturing in Fall River, Mass. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; a daughter; a son; and four grandchildren.
Charles R. D’Ewart ’49, of Bothell, Wash.; Dec. 28, 2006, of pneumonia and a brain tumor. He was a self-employed engineer. He served in the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed swimming, golf, and crossword puzzles. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; two sons; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Joan Field Soloway ’49, of Brookline, Mass.; May 6, 2004. She was a senior vice president and controller for Design Housing Inc. in Chestnut Hill, Mass. She is survived by her husband, Arnold ’49; son Nathaniel ’74; and daughter Belle ’78.
Eleanor Trumpold Batty ’50, of Pittsford, N.Y.; Dec. 30, 2006, of cancer. She is survived by two sons, five grandchildren, and a sister.
Laurence P. Benedict ’50, of Westford, Mass.; Jan. 10. Before retiring in 1992, he worked for forty years at Dow Chemical Co. He enjoyed tennis, golf, fishing, and sailing. He is survived by his wife, Sally; two daughters; and two grandchildren.
James W. Brett ’50, of Redondo Beach, Calif.; Jun. 17, 2006.
James V. DeForest ’50, of Catskill, N.Y.; Jan. 29, after a long illness. He was president of Peckham Industries in White Plains, N.Y. for twelve years before changing his role to executive vice president and board director. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He served as president of the New York Asphalt Paving Association and president and board member of the Catskill Golf Club, and was a member of the Catskill Central Schools Board of Education. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; two daughters; three sons; eighteen grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Richard E. Goolsby ’50, of Navoto, Calif.; Feb. 5. He is survived by six daughters and eleven grandchildren.
Janice Peterson Michael ’50, of Savannah, Ga.; Dec. 19, 2006. She is survived by her husband, Graham; daughters Susan Rogers ’79, Deborah Graham ’73, and Lindell Donnelly ’75; and nine grandchildren.
Norris L. O’Neill ’50, of West Hartford, Conn.; Dec. 18, 2006. A retired Connecticut Superior Court judge, he had practiced law for twenty-six years in the Hartford firms of Ribicoff & Kotkin; O’Neill & Steinberg; O’Neill, Steinberg & Lapuk; and Kleinman, O’Neill, Steinberg & Lapuk. He was elected to the Connecticut House of Representatives in 1966 and 1968. Active in the Connecticut Bar Association, he was founding president of the Urban League of Greater Hartford from 1961 to 1965, and served on its board until 1978. He also served on the boards of Neighborhood Legal Services Inc., the United Way, and the Community Council of the Capitol Region Inc. He is survived by his wife, Shelagh; a daughter; and three granddaughters.
Russell L. Smith ’50, of Warwick, R.I.; Feb. 13. He retired from the U.S. Navy after thirty years of service. As a naval aviation cadet and torpedo bomber pilot, he served in the Pacific during World War II and survived the USS Franklin bombing in the Sea of Japan, for which he received an Asiatic/Pacific Medal with Battle Star for service. He also received the Navy Commendation Medal. While serving on another ship he aided in the recovery of several astronauts after their spacecraft landed, including Alan Shepard’s first Mercury landing. Russell Smith later served two years at the Pentagon. He is survived by his sisters-in-law, Dorothy Smith and Margery Smith; and several nieces and nephews.
Harriet Rotman Wilson ’50, of Centerville, Mass.; Dec. 31, 2006, of lymphoma/leukemia. She was a self-employed decorator, actress, and director. She directed amateur productions in the Boston area and appeared in several Hollywood films herself. She appeared in more than 150 radio and television commercials and was regional vice president of the Screen Actors Guild in New England. She is survived by her husband, Ronald ’50; son David ’77; a daughter; and three grandchildren.
Ernest N. Agresti ’51, of Warren, R.I.; Feb. 1, of Parkinson’s disease. An attorney, he was a partner at Edwards & Angell in Providence until his retirement in 1992. He chaired the R.I. Supreme Court Disciplinary Board and was a member of the R.I. Judicial Selection Committee. He served as a trustee of Valley Resources, and as a director and legal counsel for the Boys and Girls Club of East Providence from 1967 to 1992. He was also a trustee of the Gordon School, in East Providence, and Providence Country Day School. He served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Sons of Italy, and St. Martha’s Catholic Church. He also co-founded Brown’s Thomas Becket Foundation. An avid sailor and model-boat builder, he also enjoyed baseball, photography, and writing poetry. He is survived by his wife, Florence; son Ernest Jr. ’87; three daughters, including Barbara ’90; and nine grandchildren.
Sam Goldenberg ’51, of Los Angeles; Oct. 30, 2006.
David L. Lusty ’51, of York, Me.; Jan. 31, of Alzheimer’s disease. He was the founder of Dockside Guest Quarters and Restaurant and York Harbor Marine Service. A past harbormaster and past president of the York Chamber of Commerce, he was a member of the First Parish Congregational Church and the York Historical Society. He served in the U.S. Navy. An avid sailor and gardener, he is survived by his wife, Harriette; four sons; and ten grandchildren.
Edgar H. Petrie ’51, of Las Vegas; Oct. 29, 2006, of complications from diabetes. He was an engineer for the U.S. Department of Energy. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the U.S. Rifle Association, the National Active and Retired Federal Employees, and the American Legion. He enjoyed bowling, tennis, football, and computers. He is survived by his wife, Barbara.
Bruce M. Powers ’51, of Plano, Tex.; Jul. 2, 2006.
Thomas Swindells ’51, of Prudence Island, R.I.; Jan.6, of complications from Alzheimers. He was a retired superintendent of operations at Valley Gas Co. in Cumberland, R.I. During World War II he served in the U.S. Naval Air Corps. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; two daughters; a son; and two grandchildren.
Norman H. Whittle ’51, of Newark, Del.; Dec. 25, 2006. He was an engineer employed by DuPont, supervising projects in the United States and Europe until his retirement in 1991. He was an active member of several United Methodist churches and was co-chief financial officer and secretary of Prison Ministries of Delaware Inc. He enjoyed bowling, coaching baseball and football, gardening, reading, travel, and the Boston Red Sox. He is survived by his wife, Grace Fay; his stepmother, Mary; two sons; four grandchildren; and a stepbrother.
Alden B. Anderson ’52, of Springfield, Va.; Feb. 2, of cardiac arrest. He retired with the rank of captain after twenty-nine years in the U.S. Navy. He was awarded the Legion of Merit with Gold Star, the Meritorious Service Medal, and the Navy Commendation Medal with Gold Star. After retiring in 1982 he became vice president of Science Applications International Corp. He was also a founding member of the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Springfield, where he became a ministerial associate to the sick and homebound. He was a devoted Red Sox fan. He is survived by his wife, June; a daughter; a son; two grandchildren; and a sister.
William B. Walker ’52, of South Harpswell, Me.; Jan. 21. He served as a U.S. naval officer from 1952 to 1979, primarily in submarine warfare and oceanography. From 1965 to 1967, he was skipper of the USS Grouper. He was awarded the Legion of Merit. After leaving the navy as a captain, he became a consultant in Washington, D.C., and later an EMT with Harpswell Neck Fire and Rescue. He volunteered with the Joshua Chamberlain House, served as commodore of the Merriconneag Yachting Association, and was an active member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. He is survived by two sons, a daughter, and five grandchildren.
Randall W. Duphiney ’53, of Carlsbad, Calif.; Dec. 12, 2006, of lung cancer. He was a retired colonel with the U.S. Marine Corps. After flying more than 600 combat missions during his tours in Vietnam, he was awarded the Silver Star, two Distinguished Flying Crosses, the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, the Combat Action Medal, and the Navy Commendation Medal. He is survived by his wife, Jean; three children; five grandchildren; and a sister.
Ann Najarian ’53, of Watertown, Mass.; Aug. 9, 2006. She was a retired staff assistant for the astronomy department at Harvard. A devoted supporter of animal-welfare and environmental issues, she was a member of the Massachusetts Audubon Nature Conservancy, Defenders of Wildlife, Arnold Arboretum, and the Cactus & Succulent Society. A Phi Beta Kappa member, she enjoyed music, theater, horticulture, and environmental projects. She is survived by her sister Adrienne and several nieces and nephews.
Harry B. Wood ’53, of Portland, Me.; Jan. 11, after a skiing accident. A retired manager for Allstate Insurance Co. who worked with casualty claims for thirty years, he continued to consult part-time at Acadia Insurance Company. He served in the U.S. Navy. He was an avid sailor and a member of Centerboard Yacht Club. He enjoyed skiing, gardening, and assisting in the family harness-racing business. He is survived by his wife, Gail; a son; a daughter; and four grandchildren.
Rebecca Anderson Huntington ’54, of Acton, Mass.; Dec. 31, 2006. She was a retired associate director of development at the Harvard College Fund. She is survived by her husband, Carroll.
Robert C. Gill ’54, of Noank, Conn.; Jan. 20, of heart failure. He was director of material control at General Dynamics, Electric Boat Division, until his retirement in 1994. He held numerous executive positions within the company over his thirty-eight-year career there. A U.S. Navy veteran, he served aboard the USS Fessenden as a gunnery officer. He was active in his community and served as chairman of the Noank Zoning and Park Commissions. Lambda Chi Alpha. An avid skier, at age 62 he took up downhill racing and became a member of the Silver Streaks Group at Waterville Valley in New Hampshire. He is survived by his wife, Diana; daughter Cathryn ’78; sons Christopher ’82 and Robert ’89; and seven grandchildren.
Barbara Casparian Sarkesian ’54, of Scituate, R.I.; Jan. 20. She was a freelance writer specializing in Rhode Island and American heritage and literature. She also taught at Johnson and Wales University. She is survived by a niece and goddaughter.
Robert B. Tucker ’54, of Lincoln, R.I.; Dec. 24, 2006. He was employed as a civil engineer for the Carver, Marion, and Wareham District of Carver, Mass. He served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He also served on the Lincoln Redevelopment Agency and was a former town moderator, state representative, chairman of the budget board, delegate to the state Constitutional Convention, president of the town council, and fire commissioner of the Lime Rock fire district. He is survived by his wife, Pauline, and several nieces and nephews.
Annette Hadley Allen ’55, of Chatham, N.J.; Aug. 6, 2006.
Kathleen Patnaude Reis ’57, of Marion, Mass.; Jan. 17. She was a librarian for the town of Marion and the Sippican elementary school. A member of the League of Women Voters, she was a member of many town committees including the Zoning Board of Appeals, the Conservation Commission, Open Space Commission, Growth Management Committee, Tree Planting Committee, Garden Committee, and the School Committee.. She is survived by her husband, Richard; a daughter; a son; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Seth M. Shattuck ’57, of Duxbury, Mass.; Oct. 25, 2006. He is survived by his wife, Carole.
James A. Maddock ’58, of Palm Beach, Fla.; Feb. 3, after battling cancer for 25 years. A retired stock broker who had worked with the global financial firm UBS for forty-six years, he was a competitive golfer and had been men’s champion of the Everglades Club and the Lake Placid Club. In Palm Beach he was a member of the golf committee of the Par-3 club, a former president and vice president of the Old Guard Society, and a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Brenda; a daughter; a stepdaughter; and two grandchildren.
Eugene Whitman ’58, of Wellesley Hills, Mass.; Jan. 7, of a heart attack. He owned and managed the Whitman & Co. investment business in Boston until his retirement in 1995. The business continues under the supervision of his son. A dedicated businessman, he created the entrepreneurship program now used at Hebron Academy in Maine. He served in the National Guard. He is survived by his wife, Daphne; a son; a daughter; and two grandchildren.
John H. Blish ’59, of Rumford, R.I.; Feb. 11, of Parkinson’s disease. He was a founding partner in the Providence law firm Blish & Cavanagh until his retirement in 1998. He was elected a fellow of the American College of Trial Attorneys in 1981, and a lifetime fellow of the R.I. Bar Foundation. He was a member of the R.I. State Bar, the U.S. District Court of R.I. and U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, the advisory committees for Superior and Federal District Courts, and the United Way in Providence and Fall River. An avid reader and sports enthusiast, he served as a past president of the Brown Club of R.I., a director and secretary of the Brown Alumni Association, a director of the Brown Hockey Association, and a past president of the University Club. Beta Theta Pi. He is survived by his wife, Edith ’64 MAT; a daughter; a son; and a sister.
Ralph W. Fairbanks Jr. ’59, of Weston, Conn.; Feb. 6. He worked at IBM for twenty-five years in sales and marketing and later with Satellite Business Systems of Stamford, Conn. He was an avid sailor and an active member in the Boy Scouts of America and St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife, Mary; son Ralph ’87; four daughters; and sixteen grandchildren.
Anne Marie Leuchs Makuc ’59, of Monterey, Mass.; Jan. 1. She was a librarian and elected trustee of the Monterey Library before retiring in 2005. Parish secretary, communicant, and one of the first Eucharistic ministers of Our Lady of the Valley Roman Catholic church in Sheffield, Mass., she volunteered for the Marians of the Immaculate Conception for many years. She enjoyed playing bridge and was a fan of both the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Boston Red Sox. She is survived by five sons, including Mark ’84, 571 Main Rd., Box 711, Monterey, Mass. 01245; two daughters; and thirteen grandchildren.
Patrick J. Gallagher ’60, of Lowell, Mass.; Jan. 23. He was a computer specialist with Albert H. Notini and Sons in Lowell. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Army Military Police in the Panama Canal Zone. While stationed there he played on the Canal Zone all-star baseball team, playing throughout Central America. He was a member of the Holyoke Country Club. He is survived by a sister, two brothers, and several nieces and nephews.
Jay S. Alexander ’61, of Harwich, Mass.; Jan. 5. He was a technical editor for Allyn and Bacon publishers, editing college textbooks in computer science and engineering, and a technical writer for Wang Laboratories and Sanders Associates. He operated the Harwich Getty gas station, receiving notoriety as the “car nanny,” advising people on the purchasing of used cars. He enjoyed sailing and playing the clarinet and saxophone in the Harwich town band. He is survived by brothers Lawrence ’66, Paul ’67, and several nieces and nephews.
David L. Schofield ’61, of Palmetto, Fla.; Nov. 27, 2006. He is survived by a daughter and two sons.
David P. Wolk ’61, of Great Neck, N.Y.; Dec. 10, 2006. He was a surgeon practicing in Great Neck for over thirty years before retiring in August, 2005. He was a member of the New York Head and Neck Society, serving as president from 2000 to 2001. He is survived by his wife, Karen; and three daughters.
Rhoda Klitzner Bailey ’62, of Providence; Oct. 30, 2006. She is survived by her husband, Peter; a son; and two grandchildren.
Malcolm A. Johnson ’67, ’68 ScM, of South Windsor, and Enfield, Conn.; Feb. 8. He was employed for thirty-three years as a structural engineer at Combustion Engineering/ABB/Westinghouse in Windsor. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a longtime member of the Enfield Congregational Church. He is survived by son Gregory ’94, two daughters, and three grandchildren.
Charles R. Perrine ’67, of Fair Haven, N.J.; Jan. 17. He was an attending radiologist at Monmouth Medical Center in N.J. and a member of the clinical faculty of the Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Pa.. He was a diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners and the American Board of Radiology. His professional memberships included the New Jersey Radiological Society, the American College of Radiology, and the Radiological Society of North America. He belonged to the Rumson Country Club and was a communicant of St. George’s-by-the-River Episcopal Church in Rumson. He is survived by his wife, Etel; three sons; a sister; and a brother.
David T. Morgan ’71, of Jesup, Ga.; Feb. 8.
David L. Siegfried ’72 of Little Rock, Ark.; Feb. 13. In the course of his career, he was president and CEO of Mail Contractors, president of TNT Express, president and CEO of North American Aeroflot, president of Chemlawn Services Corp., president of Burlington Air Express, and vice president of Airborne Express. He enjoyed sailing and music. He is survived by his wife, Rosemary; a daughter; and a son.
Patrick H. Baird ’80, of McLean, Va.; Feb. 12, from complications of multiple myeloma. He held executive management positions in New York City and Mexico City. He authored numerous articles relating to history, politics, and economics, and wrote and illustrated a children’s book, On the Wall. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; and two sons.
Joseph Inglese ’85, of St. Paul, Minn.; Nov. 19, 2006.
Mohan Seneviratne ’96, of New York City; Jan. 5, of spinal cord and neck injuries sustained in a swimming accident. He was a producer at Hearst Corporation in New York and a member of the Coney Island Polar Bears Club. He is survived by his parents, Upali and Suneetha Seneviratne; and a sister.
Gregory G. Parker ’97, of Huntington Beach, Calif.; Oct. 28, 2006. He had been working for Interchange Corp., a high-tech communication firm in California. Previously he worked in corporate finance at Textron. He was elected to Brown football’s 125th anniversary team in 2003. He is survived by his mother, Brenda Parker; and a sister.
Julian C. Frizzell ’99, of Bradenton, Fla.; Dec. 7, 2006. A high-school mathematics teacher in Bradenton, he taught advanced algebra and calculus in creative ways to help students understand the importance of mathematics in life today. He enjoyed painting, drawing, designing jewelry, and competing in Scrabble tournaments. He is survived by his mother, Jean Stein Clancy; and a brother.
Michael Franz ’03, of Pittsburgh; Jan. 13, of an aneurysm. He had been working for Bain & Company in South Africa. While at Brown he was co-captain of the men’s Ultimate Frisbee team. He is survived by his parents, John and Jennifer Franz, 665 Osage Rd., Pittsburgh 15243.
Alfred W. Lincoln ’33, of East Hartford, Conn.; Feb. 20, 2006. He is survived by his wife, Mary.
Henry C. Unruh ’35 AM, of Juno Beach, Fla., and Chattanooga, Tenn.; Jan. 16. He was the retired chairman and CEO of Provident Life & Accident Insurance Co. of Chattanooga and chaired the Health Insurance Association of America. He was campaign chairman for the United Way, head of the Greater Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce, and president of the Rotary Club. Active in the Presbyterian Church, he chaired its national board of annuities and relief. He is survived by his wife, Mary.
Nicholas E. Cimorelli ’38 AM, of Cranston, R.I.; Jan. 22. He was a foreign-language teacher in the Cranston school department for forty-three years and department head for seventeen years before retiring in 1977. He also taught with the Brown extension program for many years. He was a board member of the Cranston municipal employees credit union. He is survived by son Ernest ’66 and two sisters.
Myron B. Reynolds ’47 PhD, of Alamo, Calif.; Feb. 7, after a short illness. He was a mechanical engineer with General Electric in New York for thirty-four years before retiring to California. He served as president of the San Ramon Valley Historical Society, and participated in the founding of the Museum of the San Ramon Valley. He was an active member of the San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the American Society of Testing and Materials. Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi. He is survived by his wife, Alice; two daughters; and a grandson.
Dabney Caldwell ’53 AM, of Groton, Mass.; Dec. 11, 2006, of kidney failure. He was professor emeritus of geology at Boston Univ. and taught for more than fifty years at Wellesley College. He authored numerous scholarly papers, as well as The Roadside Geology of Maine. He was an avid skier. He is survived by his wife, Marvin; five children; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Robert N. Tompson ’53 PhD, of Reno, Nev.; Jan. 6, of pneumonia. He was a retired professor and chair of the department of mathematics at the Univ. of Nevada. He served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy. A member of the American Mathematical Society, he enjoyed swimming, golf, and gardening. He is survived by his wife, Mary; and son Andrew Tompson ’80.
Kenneth F. King ’58 PhD, of Landenberg, Pa.; Jan. 22. He was an organic chemist for DuPont from 1958 to 1986. In retirement he continued to consult for several companies. He obtained thirteen patents and was a member emeritus of the American Chemical Society. He is survived by his wife, Ann; a daughter; a granddaughter; and five great-grandchildren.
Philip A. Casabella ’59 PhD, of Albany, N.Y.; Feb. 6, of cancer. He was a professor and associate chair of the department of physics at Rensselaer University. He received the Outstanding Teacher Award in 2001 from Rensselaer’s board of trustees. He is survived by two children and three grandchildren.
Dorothy Desmond ’60 MAT, of Warwick, R.I.; Dec. 30, 2006. She taught art for thirty-eight years, retiring in 1978 as head of the Warwick art department for elementary education. She was a founding member of the Warwick Arts Foundation and belonged to numerous organizations including the Warwick Retired Teachers Association, the Art Teachers Association, the Brown Club of Rhode Island, and the Hamilton House of Rhode Island, a program center for active older adults. She enjoyed traveling. She is survived by her sister, Margaret Mary Brady; and several nieces and nephews.
Edward F. McAlice ’69 PhD, of Warwick, R.I.; Jan. 27. A professor of English, he taught at five universities and colleges, was a research analyst for the city of Warwick, and served as an assistant archivist at Providence College before retiring in 1996. He is survived by a sister, a brother, and three nieces.
Steven Galovich ’72 PhD, of Waukegan, Ill.; Dec. 15, 2006. He was a professor of mathematics and a former provost and dean of the faculty at Lake Forest College, in Illinois. He specialized in number theory and was known for his advocacy for writing in mathematics, winning the Carl B. Allendoerfer Award for expository writing in mathematics in 1988. He spearheaded the creation of the college’s Learning and Teaching Center and its annual Student Symposium programs. He was one of the architects who helped with the renovation and expansion of the college’s libraries. He is survived by two daughters and a grandchild.
Harold D. Juli ’72 AM, '78 PhD, of New London, Conn.; Feb. 10, of cancer. A professor of anthropology at Connecticut College, he was a member of the Connecticut State Historical Review Board and was appointed by the governor to the state’s historic commission. He was an active member and officer of the board of directors for Congregation Beth El. He is survived by his wife, Harriet; a daughter; a son; and a grandson.
Walter R. Davis, professor emeritus of English, of Providence; Dec. 2, 2006. He earlier taught at the Univ. of Notre Dame and at Williams College. He authored books and articles on Elizabethan poetry and fiction, and edited the complete works of Thomas Campion. A collector of ancient Greek coins, he was elected a member of the Society Historia Numorum in Boston. In recognition of his exceptional talent as a teacher and guide, he received Brown’s John Rowe Workman Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Humanities in 2000. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; three daughters; two sons; and four grandchildren.
Kurt B. Mayer, of Lugano, Switzerland; Dec. 13, 2006, of Parkinson’s disease and cancer. He was a former faculty member and chaired Brown’s department of sociology and anthropology from 1959 to 1963 when he left to assume a chair in the sociology department at the University of Bern in his native Switzerland. He served as treasurer of the Population Association of America from 1959 to 1962. He is survived by a daughter and two sons.