Louis Miller ’29, of Scottsdale, Ariz.; Nov. 26, of influenza. A fifty-year resident of Manchester, N.H., he was an executive of a family- owned real estate business in that state. He was also a community leader and was active in the local Jewish community. A philanthropist, he was a volunteer recruiter and fund-raiser for Brown. He enjoyed golfing. Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by his wife, Meredith, 8431 E. Welsh Trail, Scottsdale 85258; two daughters, including Devra Miller Breslow ’54; and nephew Jonathan Kagan ’64. He was the widower of the late Helene Chase Miller ’28.
Raymond E. Tanner ’30, of Hope, R.I.; Sept. 9. He had been a relay supervisor at Narragansett Electric for thirty-seven years before he retired in 1971. He was a member of King Solomon’s Lodge 11, the Narragansett Council, the Landmark Chapter 10, the Cavalry Commandery, the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, and the Rhode Island Shriners. He is survived by his close friend and caregiver, Dorothea Creelman, 339 Howard Ave., Hope 02831. He was the husband of the late Louise Tanner.
Robert O. Brown ’31, of Groton, Conn.; Oct. 16. He worked in the Electric Boat division of General Dynamics Corp. in Groton, retiring as a supervisor of shipyard employment in the mid-1970s. Active in political and civic organizations, he served from 1979 to 1992 on the Citizens’ Advisory Committee on Income Maintenance, having been appointed by the governor. He was past exalted ruler of the New London (Conn.) Lodge of Elks and served on the board of Easter Seals of Southeastern Connecticut. He was elected a corporator at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital in 1977. He helped obtain funding for the building of Mystic River Homes elderly housing and served as its board chairman for many years. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, four children, twelve grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.
Elizabeth Ingram Horton ’34, of Providence; Oct. 7. A homemaker, she was a member of the Pottery and Porcelain Club, the Dirt Gardeners, the Rhode Island Historical Society, the Mayflower Society, the Society of Colonial Dames, and St. Martin’s Episcopal Church. She is survived by two daughters and two grandchildren.
John A. Geddes ’35, of Talent, Ore.; Nov. 3. He retired in 1962 as a salesman in the telephone equipment industry. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy as a sonar man. He was a member of the BPOE #944 in Ashland, Ore., and Our Lady of the Mountain Catholic Church. He enjoyed golfing and music history. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor, 255 Colver Rd., #93, Talent 97540; and a daughter.
Howard D. Silverman ’36, of East Greenwich, R.I.; Nov. 11. He worked at Herman N. Silverman Inc. for more than forty years before retiring in 1981. He then became an active volunteer, teaching English to Russian immigrants at the Jewish Community Center in Providence, serving as a docent at the RISD Museum, and tutoring students at the Rocky Hill School. A member of the East Greenwich Chamber of Commerce and the East Greenwich Preservation Society, he was a founding member and past president of the East Greenwich Rotary Club. He was a founder and president of Music on the Hill, a concert series at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in East Greenwich. He served on the advisory committee of the Rhode Island Foundation’s Aaron Roitman Fund for Chamber Music. He had also been board president of the East Greenwich Free Library, where he spearheaded fund-raising efforts, including one that made the library wheelchair-accessible. He was active in many alumni activities, serving for more than twenty years as class secretary and taking on the duties of 55th-reunion chairman. In 1996 he and his wife received the Brown Alumni Service Award. Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Tenenbaum Silverman ’36, two sons, two grandchildren, and a sister.
Francis A. Johnson ’37, of Tolland, Conn.; Oct. 15. He retired from Pratt & Whitney in East Hartford after forty-two years as an electrician. He then worked in accounting in his son’s law office from 1990 to 2001. He served in the Connecticut National Guard, golfed in the senior league at Twin Hills Country Club, and belonged to senior bowling leagues in Rockville, Conn., and Tolland.
Gordon W. Mulligan ’38, of Warwick, R.I.; Oct. 14. He was treasurer of the former J.U. Starkweather Co., a chemical business, from 1944 until it was sold in 1968. He also had been a tax accountant for eight years at J.D. Gramm in Sarasota and Bradenton, Fla. He was a life member and past director of the Chemical Club of New England and a former member of the BIMS Club of Boston and the New York Board of Trade. He belonged to Jenks Lodge 24 in Pawtucket, R.I., for sixty-five years, to the Pawtucket Country Club for thirty-two years, and belonged also to the To Kalon Club in Pawtucket and the Ivy League Club in Sarasota. He was a former member of the Warwick Country Club and the Trinity Episcopal Church in Cranston, R.I. He is survived by a son, Gordon, 43 Post Rd., Warwick 02888; a daughter; seven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and two brothers, including James ’32.
Harold M. Cornell ’39, of North Fort Myers, Fla.; Jan. 4. He retired in 1984 as an electrical engineer at Corning Inc. He was past master of Rhodes Lodge F&AM of Rhode Island. In retirement he volunteered at Cape Coral Hospital and the Fort Myers soup kitchen. He was also an avid golfer. He is survived by his wife, Miriam; two daughters, including Susan Scicchitano, 2518 Virginia Ave., Piffard, N.Y. 14533; two granddaughters; and two great-grandsons.
Mary Louise Bogert Link ’40 of Philmont, N.Y.; Sept. 18. She was a homemaker. A member of Christ Church Episcopal in Hudson, N.Y., she helped with Wednesday lunches there. She was a member of the Columbia Golf and Country Club, the Fortnightly Club, and the Claverack Garden Club. She is survived by a son, Robert, 91 Webb Rd., Hudson 12534; three daughters; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and three sisters, including Virginia Bogert Schatz ’55 PhD.
Rita A. Doran ’41, of Fall River, Mass.; Feb. 25, 2002.
Roger E. Hard Jr. ’42, of Savannah, Ga.; Oct. 15. He worked for Rheem Manufacturing Co. from 1945 to 1981. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1940 to 1945, primarily in the South Pacific. A founding member of Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church, he was active in the Navy League and is survived by his wife, Susan, two daughters, two sons, eleven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, a sister, and a brother.
Ralph Stuart Jackson ’42, of Ann Arbor, Mich.; April 13, 2002, of complications suffered in an auto accident. He developed the country’s first plastic seed trays, and later developed small indoor greenhouses for his company, Growers Supply Co., in Ann Arbor. He was a U.S. Navy lieutenant during World War II. He is survived by three daughters, including Nancy Crawley, 3141 Hall St. S.E., East Grand Rapids, Mich. 49506; a son; a brother, Walter ’39; and nieces and nephews, including John Keedy ’66 and Lilly Jackson ’67.
Hope Lent Scattergood ’42, of Rocky Hill, Conn.; Oct. 14. She had been a service representative at Southern New England Telephone Co. in West Hartford. She was the wife of the late Arthur Scattergood ’42.
Joseph A. Callanan ’43, of Wayland, Mass.; Sept. 24, after a period of declining health. He was a retired freelance writer. He was previously a public-relations writer at Standard Oil Co. in New York City and a writer and editor at National Geographic in Washington, D.C. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a war correspondent in England and in the European, African, and Middle Eastern theaters, interviewing soldiers returning from the front lines and relaying their stories to their hometown newspapers. At Brown he was class poet and received the Preston Gurney Literary Award. He enjoyed reading, photography, canoeing, and kayaking. He is survived by his wife, Edith, and a sister.
Walter V. Collins ’44, of Winthrop, Mass.; Oct. 13. He retired after twenty years at the Bedford (Mass.) VA Hospital, where he was a staff radiologist. A U.S. Army Medical Corps veteran of the Korean War, he served aboard the USS Haven in South Korea. He was a member of the Cottage Park Yacht Club and the American College of Radiology. He is survived by his longtime companion, Suzanne Deedy, and a son.
Harold T. Gerken ’46, of North Massapequa, N.Y.; Dec. 12, 2002.
Aileen Lawless Kerrigan ’46, of Westerly, R.I.; May 25, 2001.
Robert C. May ’46, of Rochester, N.H.; Aug. 31, after a long illness. He was a career officer in the U.S. Navy for thirty-three years, retiring as a captain. A much-decorated veteran of World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, he was awarded the Bronze Star. He was later a Social Security disability examiner in San Diego and New Hampshire as well as a volunteer ombudsman. He enjoyed growing bonsai trees and competitive pistol shooting. He was a life member of the National Rifle Association and a member of the Nippo Lake Golf Club and Bonsai Clubs International. He was an officer of the Friends of the Rochester Library and a volunteer income-tax preparer with the AARP. He also volunteered at Frisbie Memorial Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, 17 Ryan Circle, Rochester 03867; three sons; a daughter; six grandchildren; and a sister.
Marjorie Briggs Bliss ’47, of Kingston, R.I.; Oct. 29. She was an administrative assistant to the zoology department chairman at the Univ. of Rhode Island for several years before she retired. She previously worked at Edwards & Angell. During World War II she was secretary to the administrative head of the Manhattan Project at the Univ. of Chicago, receiving a presidential citation for her contribution to the atom-bomb project. A member of the Peace Dale Congregational Church, she served as president of its youth group, a deaconess, a Sunday school teacher, a soloist, and a delegate to the Rhode Island Conference of United Congregational Churches. A past president of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of South County, R.I., she was president of its state federation during its centennial. She was a regent of the Daughters of the American Revolution, an adviser to the Rainbow Girls, and a member of the South County Museum and the Pettaquamscutt Historical Society. She is survived by her husband, Paul, a son, twin grandsons, three great-grandchildren, and a brother.
Nancy Green Reardon ’47, of South Glastonbury, Conn.; Oct. 27, after a long battle with cancer. A homemaker, she was a longtime volunteer for the Republican Party and served for many years as a local poll worker. She also volunteered as a librarian at the South Glastonbury Public Library and as educational director of the Glastonbury Historical Society, through which she organized numerous school tours of Glastonbury historical sights. She is survived by a daughter, three sons, three grandchildren, and a brother.
Charles H. Doebler IV ’48, of Providence; Dec. 19. He was director of admission from 1957 until 1969, when he became vice president of Barton-Gillet Co., an institutional communications firm in Baltimore. He later served as an educational counselor and consultant and as interim college counselor at Providence Country Day School. He joined the admission office in 1951. As director he oversaw a significant increase in undergraduate applications and in African American acceptances. He also used a Ford Foundation grant to study students with lower-than-average academic credentials who made it through to graduation rather than dropping out. In 1996 a group of alumni endowed a director of admissions chair in honor of Doebler and his late wife, Marilyn. He wrote a career-talent test as well as several books and articles on education. He was a former director of the Meeting Street School, a director of the National Association of College Admissions Counselors, an overseer of the Lincoln School, and a trustee of the Providence Athenaeum. He was a member of the A.E. Club, the Society of Colonial Wars, and the Hope Club. A communicant of St. Martin’s Church, he is survived by a daughter, Christine Toll, 7218 Windy Rush Rd., Charlotte, N.C. 28226; a son; and five grandchildren.
Nancy Hamlen Gibson ’48, of Stonington, Conn.; Nov. 16, after being struck by two vehicles. She was president of the Westerly (R.I.) Hospital Auxiliary from 1969 to 1971. She also served on the Westerly Community Health Board. The first female commodore of the Wadawanuck Club, she later served as harbormaster and as a management commissioner at Stonington Harbor. She was past president of the Stonington Garden Club and was a set designer and performing member of the Stonington Players. A direct descendant of Roger Williams, she is survived by her husband, J. Merrill Gibson Jr. ’48; three sons, including J. Merrill Gibson III ’73; seven grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Hamlen Otis ’46.
Edward F. Krise ’48; of Hilton Head, S.C.; Dec. 4, of complications of an intestinal infection. He was a U.S. Army colonel and social services administrator, retiring in 1973 as chief of race relations for the U.S. Army Europe in Heidelberg, Germany. A World War II veteran, he served as a tank driver in North Africa and became a founding member of the 3rd Ranger Battalion, fighting with the Rangers in Italy. He was taken prisoner at the Battle of Anzio and spent fourteen months as a prisoner of war in Germany until he escaped in April 1945. He was awarded a Silver Star, a Bronze Star with “V” device for valor, a Purple Heart, and the Combat Infantry and Combat Medic badges. He later became assistant director of youth services for the State of North Dakota, then resumed his active duty army career in 1951 as a Medical Service Corps officer. He was instrumental in establishing Army Community Services, and he served in personnel and medical service at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and at posts throughout the country. He was also an adviser to the army of the Republic of Vietnam in 1963–64. During the late 1960s he played a key role in efforts of the U.S. Department of Defense to eradicate racism in the armed forces, receiving two Legion of Merit awards. After retiring he became a professor and associate dean of the Graduate School of Social Work at the Univ. of Maryland at Baltimore. In 1975 he retired again and moved his family aboard his forty-foot sloop, spending nearly two years sailing in the Atlantic and the Caribbean. An avid sailboat racer, he and his wife ran a charter yacht business in the U.S. Virgin Islands for four years. Past president of the World War II Ranger Battalions Association and the Hilton Head chapter of the Retired Officers Association, he was past commodore of the Old Point Comfort Yacht Club. He was a member of his local Brown club, the Univ. of Chicago Alumni Association, the Association of the United States Army, the Navy League of the United States, the National Association of Social Workers, the Annapolis Yacht Club, and the Sons of the American Revolution. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, 151 Bird Song Way, Hilton Head Island 29926; a daughter; and a son.
James Sullivan ’48, of Long Valley, N.J.; Oct. 3. He was a regional sales manager for Westinghouse (now Schindler Elevator) in Randolph, N.J. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he achieved the rank of aviation electronics technician mate, third class, and received the World War II Victory Medal. An avid golfer, he was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Massachusetts. He is survived by his wife, Mary June, three daughters, two sons, two brothers, a sister, and nine grandchildren.
Kenneth Hindersinn ’49, of Meredith, N.H.; Feb. 9, 2003.
Alan B. Hutchinson ’49, of Fall River, Mass.; Nov. 8. He was pastor of the First Universalist Church in Burrillville, R.I., for more than twenty-five years before retiring in 1992. He was previously pastor of the Congregational Church in New Fairfield, Conn., and a chaplain at the Federal Correctional Institute in Danbury, Conn. He was director of social services at the Blackstone Valley Community Action Program–Head Start for ten years and administrator of community support services at the Providence Center for twenty years. He had been an instructor in social services at the Univ. of Rhode Island’s College of Continuing Education. A fellow of the American Orthopsychiatric Association, he was a clinical diplomate of the National Association of Social Workers and a member of the American Group Psychotherapy Association, the Academy of Certified Social Workers, the American Correctional Chaplains Association, and the Ballou-Channing Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association. He was a member of the First Congregational Church in Fall River. He was also a member of the local Brown club, the Bristol Yacht Club, and the Society of Mayflower Descendants. He is survived by his wife, Muriel, a daughter, three stepsons, a stepdaughter, seven step-grandchildren, a step-great-grandson, and a sister.
Ellsworth H. Ostergard ’49, of Chagrin Falls, Ohio; Oct. 28, of a stroke. He was president of White Tool & Supply Co. until he retired in 1984. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he served in the 4th Armored Division as a first lieutenant in Germany. He golfed at Acacia Country Club and Punderson Golf Course and enjoyed boating and fishing on Lake Erie, at Pine Lake Trout Club, and off the coast of Florida. He also enjoyed cooking and traveling to Europe, California, and Florida. He grew a vegetable garden with his grandchildren and delivered food and gifts to the needy at Christmas. He is survived by two daughters, three sons, nine grandchildren, a great-grandchild, a sister, and his former wife, Marie Fisher Ostergard ’48.
David A. Molter ’50, of Barrington, R.I.; Nov. 26. He retired in 1996 as director of purchasing at Hasbro, where he had worked for twenty- seven years. He previously worked at Pearson Yacht and U.S. Rubber. He was on the board of the Purchasing Agents Association and the Jaycees. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he landed at Omaha Beach and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He is survived by his wife, Mildred.
Richard H. Parker ’50, of Whitney, Tex.; Aug. 1. He ran the Lake Whitney Bed and Breakfast with his wife. He previously owned and operated Back Narrows Inn in Norwood, Colo., from 1986 to 2002 and co-owned the Mad Hatter Restaurant on Nantucket during the 1960s. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Nancy, a son, and two granddaughters.
Stanley Woodacre ’50, of Bradenton, Fla.; Oct. 18. He was a retired plumber and teacher. A Mason, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He is survived by his wife, Beverly; three daughters; two sons; two stepsons; eight grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a step-great-grandchild; a sister; and a brother, Richard ’49.
Theodore W. Eckstein ’51, of West Greenwich, R.I.; Oct. 10, after an illness. In 1972 he founded Rebuilders Automotive Supply in Coventry, R.I., and Tampa, Fla., and owned and operated the business until he retired in 1996. In retirement he sponsored a NASCAR-sanctioned featherweight-modified championship team driven by Mike Stefanik. He is survived by two sons, two sisters, and a brother.
James V. Fusco ’51, of Middletown, N.J.; Nov. 19. He was a research chemist with Exxon for forty-three years before retiring in 1994. His work revolved around the development of rubber, adhesives, and polymer technology. An adjunct professor at Kean Univ. for twenty-five years, he taught marketing classes. He wrote many technical articles and chapters in polymer-technology books and gave presentations, lectures, and seminars worldwide. He was awarded fifty-six patents. He received the Exxon President’s Award for Lifetime Achievements in 1988 and the Technology Award from the International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers in 1994. He was a member and former president of the Red Bank Rotary Club. He was also active in the Middletown Board of Education and in several neighborhood associations. He enjoyed singing and playing tennis. He is survived by his wife, Mary, a son, three daughters, nine grandchildren, a great-granddaughter, and three sisters.
Charles G. Vosmik ’51, of Painesville, Ohio; June 15.
Theodore F. Ferriter ’53, of Providence; Oct. 29. He was a retired self-employed marine salvager. He served as a diver in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was a member of the Cranston American Legion and volunteered for many veterans’ organizations. A member of the Brown wrestling team, he later qualified for the Olympic team. He is survived by a brother.
Richard L. Wilkins ’53, of Elizabethtown, N.Y.; Nov. 16, after a long illness. He was a retired commander in the U.S. Navy, serving as a judge advocate general until 1980. He served in Vietnam following the Tet Offensive. He was a member of the Providence Athenaeum and the University Club. He spent much of his retirement climbing mountains, becoming an Adirondack 46-er and a Northeastern 111-er. He climbed the 100 highest peaks in New England. In recent years he sang in the choir and served as a trustee of the United Church of Christ in Elizabethtown. He is survived by his sister and several cousins.
Alan G. Coupe ’57, of Camas, Ore.; Oct. 12, of cancer. He retired after thirty years as an American Airlines pilot. A U.S. Navy veteran, he volunteered at Pearson Air Museum. He was on the board at Lacamas Shores and was a partner of Highline Homes Construction Co. He is survived by his wife, Algene, two daughters, two stepsons, three grandchildren, and a sister.
John P. Lew ’57, ’86 AM, of Sarasota, Fla.; Nov. 8. He was a retired computer consultant. In the mid-1960s, while serving as field sales manager in the home-entertainment products division of North American Philips Corp., he became one of three people to introduce the cassette system of audio recording to U.S. consumers. He went on to have a long career in international business. A U.S. Navy veteran, he is survived by his partner, Anna B. Thorson; a daughter; a son; and a brother.
A. Dulaney Tipton Jr. ’58, of Germantown, Tenn.; Feb. 17, 2001, of a heart attack. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn; a daughter; and a son, A. Dulaney Tipton IV ’87.
Margaret L. Herscher ’67, of Berkeley, Calif.; Oct. 16, of cardiac arrest. She was an artist who worked in prints, paper, oil paintings, video, and sculpture. Her work was displayed around the country and in Japan, Norway, Australia, and France. In 2002 her work was part of an exhibition celebrating the 150th anniversary of Oakland, Calif. She studied etching at the legendary Atelier 17 in Paris while living there between 1970 and 1974. She then moved to the Bay Area to help friends she met in Paris build the Kala Art Institute in Berkeley. A founding board member of the institute, she served on its board for ten years. She focused on sculpture for the past fifteen years. She studied yoga and worked with Visual Aid, a nonprofit organization in San Francisco for artists with life-threatening illnesses. She traveled to Paris often and had also visited India. She is survived by a sister.
Kenneth R. Clegg ’67, of Portland, Maine; Nov. 8. He practiced law at Bourque & Clegg. He was an associate professor at the Univ. of Maine School of Law from 1977 to 1980. He previously worked in the litigation department at Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco and spent a year as clerk to Maine Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Armand A. Dufresne Jr. Active in the Maine Bar Association, he served as treasurer of the Maine Board of Bar Examiners. After graduating from Brown he was a volunteer with VISTA, working as a community organizer in the Bronx, N.Y. A founding member of the Gourmet Club, he enjoyed sailing and long-distance cycling. He studied the cello as an adult and played with a group of local musicians. He is survived by his wife, Mimi; his mother, Evelyn; three daughters; a son; a grandson; and three brothers.
Janis H. Jackson ’74, of La Jolla, Calif.; March 22, of complications related to pulmonary fibrosis. A physician, she worked at the Scripps Research Institute for more than sixteen years, beginning in 1985. Trained first as a clinician and later as a laboratory scientist, she focused her research on understanding pulmonary inflammatory disease and the development of cancer. She collaborated with scientists at such institutions as UC San Diego, the Salk Institute, and the Burnham Institute. An active volunteer through her job, she coordinated Saturday trips to St. Vincent de Paul Village, where she helped serve meals to its homeless residents. Devoted to increasing the number of African Americans in science and medicine, she supported the Scripps education outreach initiative, mentoring high school students and undergraduates through internships in her laboratory. She also mentored students under the auspices of the Elementary Institute of Science and later served as vice president of its board. She was science-bowl moderator and science-fair judge and mentor for the local chapter of the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers, which awarded her its Community Service Award. She was a member of the scientific advisory committee for the General Clinical Research Center. She is survived by her mother, Verna, 9841 East Walsh Pl., Denver 80247; and two sisters.
David R. Claflin ’86 R.U.E., of Providence; Oct. 31. He was a social studies teacher in the Central Falls, R.I., school system for fifteen years. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, 14 Lyndhurst Ave., Providence 02908; his parents, Ralph and Myra; and two brothers.
Justin L. Coleman ’98, of Chapel Hill, N.C.; Oct. 17, after an auto accident in Australia. He was a former aide to President Clinton, serving on the advance team, in the counsel’s office, and as a member of the staff secretary’s office. He took time off from Brown to serve as an intern at the White House, where he was assigned to work in the Oval Office. Following his years at the White House he took to mountain climbing in Nepal, Russia, and the United States. He is survived by his parents, William and Julie, 809 Smith Level Rd., Chapel Hill 27516; and a sister.
Carolyn S. “Charlie” Guild ’99, of Corte Madera, Calif.; Nov. 24, of melanoma. She is survived by her parents, Arthur and Valerie, two sisters, and two nieces.
Jane L. Chidsey ’31 AM, of Syracuse, N.Y.; May 23, 2000. She retired as a professor of biology at Wheaton College in Norton, Mass.
Evelyn Spencer Good ’38 ScM, of Kensington, Calif.; Oct. 28. Her interests included pottery, knitting, stamp collecting, postmark collecting, and gardening. She raised Cymbidium orchids, which she shared with patients at Alta Bates Hospital. She also canned specialized pickles, jams, jellies, fruits, and vegetables. A Girl Scout leader and a volunteer for Meals on Wheels, she and her husband traveled to six of the seven wonders of the world. Phi Beta Kappa. She is survived by a daughter, two granddaughters, and a sister.
Anne M. McCarthy ’43 AM, of Narragansett, R.I.; Oct. 16, after a long illness. She retired in 1979 as a vice president of New England Mutual Life Insurance. A member of the Point Judith Country Club, the Weston (Mass.) Country Club, and the Port Malabar (Fla.) Country Club, she is survived by a cousin.
Grace Morrissey Murray ’43 AM, of Taunton, Mass.; Nov. 14. A longtime community volunteer, she was previously head of the alumnae association at Regis College. A forty-year member of St. Joseph Church in North Dighton, Mass., she served on the parish council and the CCD board and was a CCD teacher and a Eucharistic minister. She was active in the Christian Family Movement and the Cursillo Movement and volunteered with the pastoral committee at Hospice Care of Greater Taunton. She also volunteered at the Massachusetts Agency for Elderly Affairs, served on the Dighton Council on Aging, tutored in the Dighton school system, and was a former member of the School Board of the Diocese of Fall River. She is survived by two daughters, two sons, six grandchildren, a great-grandchild, and a brother, Daniel ’56.
Robert M. Agard ’44 AM, of Amherst, Mass.; Sept. 15. He was a librarian at Bennington College from 1968 until he retired in 1979. He was previously chief of reader services at the Univ. of Massachusetts at Amherst library and had worked for several years at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. He had also been a librarian at Ripon College and Earlham College. In the 1980s he was active in resettling Cambodian refugees. He was a director of the New England chapter of the American Friends Service Committee in Cambridge, Mass., for many years. An avid hiker and cross-country skier, he was a member of the Amherst Senior Hiking Group and the Green Mountain branch of the Appalachian Mountain Club. He was a member of Mount Toby Meeting of Friends in Leverett, Mass., and is survived by his wife, Phyllis, five daughters, and nine grandchildren.
Lawrence E. Malvern ’49 PhD, of Gainesville, Fla.; June 16, 2001.
Richard Taylor ’51 PhD, of Trumansburg, N.Y.; Oct. 30, after a long battle with lung cancer. A retired philosophy professor, he held tenured positions at Brown and at the Columbia graduate school. He also held professorships at Hobart William Smith College, Hamilton College, Union College, Wells College, the Univ. of Rochester, and Hartwick College. A well-known bookkeeper in Trumansburg, he authored more than a dozen books on philosophy and several on bookkeeping. His last book, composed during his illness, was published in February. He is survived by his companion, Connie Bright, four sons, and a stepdaughter.
Robert M. Henkels Jr. ’68 PhD, of Auburn, Ala.; Nov. 16, of colon cancer. He was a professor emeritus at Auburn Univ., joining the faculty in 1979 as head of the department of foreign languages and literatures. He previously taught at Phillips Andover Academy, Williams College, Emory Univ., and Western Michigan Univ. He published extensively on the work of Robert Pinget, a twentieth-century avant-garde French novelist, and achieved international recognition for his work. He served on numerous evaluation committees of research projects for the National Endowment for the Humanities and was active in the advanced placement examination in French for secondary school students. He led four summer programs abroad while at Auburn and served for a year as resident academic director of the Sweet Briar program in France. He served two terms on the board of the Alabama Foundation for the Humanities. He is survived by his wife, Wickham Taylor Henkels, and several stepchildren and grandchildren.
Harry D. Latimer ’73 PhD, of North Kingstown, R.I.; Nov. 17. A retired U.S. Army colonel, he served as an infantry lieutenant in Europe during World War II, earning an Infantry Combat Badge in the Battle of the Bulge. He also served as an artillery captain during the Korean War and as a colonel of psychological operations during the Vietnam War. He received two Bronze Stars and two Legion of Merit awards. He was commander of the New England Air Defense Command. He taught political science at Brown for ten years. He also taught at Bryant College, the Univ. of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, URI, and Franklin College. He was a member of the Brown Faculty Club, the National War College Association, and the Rhode Island Council of World Affairs. He is survived by his wife, Lenore, a son, a grandson, and a sister.
Elizabeth Atwood Lawrence ’79 PhD, of Westport, Mass.; Nov. 11. A veterinarian and cultural anthropologist, she was a pioneer in the field of animal–human relations. She became one of the first female graduates of a veterinary school, then practiced veterinary medicine in Westport until 1979. That year she joined the faculty of Tufts Veterinary School and developed a course in human– animal interactions that she taught for twenty years. The course was required for all first-year students and was a national model. She was former chair of the school’s admission committee and was a member of the school’s animal-welfare committee and the dean’s advisory group on women in veterinary medicine. She retired in 2001 but continued to advise master’s students until her death. During her career, she and her husband traveled to all seven continents so she could study the role of animals in different societies. She wrote four books, including Rodeo: An Anthropologist Looks at the Wild and the Tame, which won the American Anthropological Association’s James Mooney Award for outstanding dissertation. Her other books were Hoofbeats and Society: Studies of Human-Horse Interaction, His Very Silence Speaks: Comanche, the Horse Who Survived Custer’s Last Stand, and Hunting the Wren: Transformation of Bird into Symbol. A member of the Phi Zeta honor society for veterinarians, she received many honors, including the distinguished service award from the American Veterinary Historical Society. She was named Outstanding Woman Veterinarian of the Year by the American Veterinary Medical Association in 1988. Rotary International named her a Paul Harris fellow. She is survived by her husband, Robert, a son, a daughter, two grandchildren, and a sister.
John P. Lew ’86 AM (see ’57).