By The Editors / January / February 2003
June 22nd, 2007


J. Edwin Conley ’26, of Riverside, R.I.; Sept. 4. A schoolteacher, musician, and choirmaster, he taught in Attleboro and Sharon, Mass., and in Central Falls, Lincoln, and Middleton, R.I. He also headed the science department at Providence Country Day School for ten years and at Rocky Hill Country Day School for five years, and was in charge of the band, orchestra, and chorus at those schools. He served as organist and choirmaster at the Church of St. Michael and All Angels in Rumford, R.I., and the Church of the Messiah in Providence. A past president of the Rhode Island Association for Personnel and Guidance, he was a member of the New England School Music Festival Association and dean of boys for its annual festivals. He was an instructor and examiner at the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. He is survived by a son, a foster son, and a granddaughter.

David Aldrich ’29, of Providence; Sept. 13. He was a retired architect and watercolorist. He began his architecture career in New York City in 1933 with Delano & Aldrich and later worked for the U.S. Treasury Department in Washington, D.C. He became a partner at Kent, Cruise & Aldrich in Providence in 1937. He later opened a private practice and served as Providence’s head city planner. He owned and directed Art Unlimited in the 1960s and was a life member of the Providence Art Club. He had many one-man exhibitions at the Providence Art Club, the Rhode Island Watercolor Society, and the Gallery on the Commons in Little Compton, R.I. His work has been shown at the RISD Museum, the Rhode Island Arts Festival, the DeCordova Museum, the Virginia Lynch Gallery, and the Wheeler Gallery. He was a U.S. Army Air Forces veteran of World War II, serving in North Africa and Iran. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, 27 Cushing St., Providence 02906; a son; a daughter; and two grandchildren.


Grace Horne Higgins ’30, ’31 A.M., of Larchmont, N.Y.; March 5, 1999.

Norman Rand ’31, of Plantation, Fla.; Aug. 7. He worked for the federal government until he retired. He enjoyed bowling, going to horse races, and playing bridge, canasta, and poker. He is survived by his friend Gladys Hochman, 8561 N.W. 17 Pl., Plantation 33322; two nieces; and three nephews.

Mary Ferdon Poudré ’32, of Wichita, Kan.; June 29.

Alice Gindin Silver ’32, of Boston; April 24. She and her late husband were benefactors of Brown, donating money for landscaping on the Pembroke campus.

Charles A. Full ’33, of Yarmouth, Maine; Aug. 26. He retired as systems manager for Blue Cross Blue Shield in Portland, Maine. He also worked as a job analyst for the nonprofit Industrial Health Counseling Service. He previously served as data processing manager for Federal Products in Providence and was president of the Federal Products Credit Union. Early in his career he was a plant manager at the Kimball Glass Co. in Pennsylvania. He helped establish the Junior Achievement program in Maine. He served for several years on the board of the Hemlock Park Association. He cared for his late wife for thirty-seven years while she had rheumatoid arthritis. He is survived by two daughters and four grandchildren.

Hollis E. Grant ’34, of Fairhaven, Mass., and Big Tancook Island, Nova Scotia; Oct. 8. He was the organist and choirmaster of several churches in Providence, including St. Mary’s Church and Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. His longest tenure was at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, where he had also been a boy soprano. The founder and director of the St. Dunstan’s College Conference on Sacred Music, he operated his own mail-order sacred-music business for about fifty years. He received an honorary doctorate from Nashotah House, the theological seminary of the Episcopal Church. Former dean of the Rhode Island chapter of the American Guild of Organists, he was former director of the University Glee Club in Providence, the East Greenwich (R.I.) Community Chorus, and the Harrisville (R.I.) Glee Club. He is survived by two daughters, including Jane Helgesen, 69 Fort St., Fairhaven 02719; five grandchildren; and five great-grandsons.

Edith Janson Hatch ’34, of Cranston, R.I.; Sept. 14. She was dean of girls and student activities at Cranston High School East, retiring in 1977 after thirteen years. She also served as the school’s guidance administrator and taught math and special education. She was previously a math teacher in Connecticut. A member of the Rhode Island Principals Association and the National School Administrators Association, she was also a member of the Rights and Responsibilities group of the National Education Association. In addition, she was past president of the Cranston Teachers Association, the Rhode Island Education Association, the Pembroke Alumnae Association, Cranston mayor Edward DiPrete’s Senior Advisory Council, and the Cranston Veterans Memorial Fund. She served on the executive board of the Greater Providence Retired Teachers Association. She was also a consultant to the Department of Children and Their Families. Active in the William Hall Library, she was also president of the Parkwood East Condominium Village. She was inducted into the Cranston Hall of Fame in 1990. A member of Pilgrim Lutheran Church, she taught Sunday school and served on the scholarship committee and altar guild. She is survived by a son, Paul ’56; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson.

Mildred G. Peirce ’35, of Providence; Aug. 13. She retired as director of the Fall River Diploma School of Nursing. She had also been director of nursing at Rhode Island Hospital. She previously worked at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford, Mass., for twenty years. She was past president of the Southeastern Massachusetts Nursing Association and the Southeastern Massachusetts League for Nursing. She served in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps during World War II. A captain with the 48th Evacuation Hospital, she was a nurse administrator in India and Burma and was honored with several medals and citations. She was a member of Falmouth (Mass.) United Methodist Church and is survived by a sister.

Robert G. “Chappy” Chapman ’36, of Captiva Island, Fla.; Aug. 13. He was president of Kimball’s Jewelers in Knoxville, Tenn., from 1947 until 1975. Before he retired he was active in the Knoxville area, serving as president of the Chamber of Commerce, the Retail Merchants Association, and the Sequoyah Hills Association. He was also on the board of the Knoxville Transit Authority and of Child and Family Service. He volunteered more than 5,000 hours for the Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center Auxiliary in Knoxville. The Fellowship Center dedicated the Robert G. “Chappy” Chapman House in 1999. He was a member of Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church. He is survived by a son, Jefferson, 229 Duncan Rd., Knoxville 37919; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Elizabeth Fales Christe ’36, of South Hadley, Mass.; March 14. She retired as a supervisor in the order department at the Mount Holyoke College library.

George Lewis ’37, of Lake Worth, Fla.; July 21. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. A past master of Ezra Lodge of Taunton, Mass., he was a 22nd-degree Mason of the Consistory of Rhode Island and a Shriner of the Palestine Temple of Providence. He is survived by his wife, Minnette, 7236 Pine Bluff Dr., Lake Worth 33467; two stepsons; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Arthur H. Noble Jr. ’38, of Providence; Aug. 27. He worked in research development as a site manager and plant manager at Imperial Chemical Industries for forty years. He served as site manager of the Dighton, Mass., plant from 1961 until he retired in 1978. He was previously a manager for plants in Charlotte, N.C., and Cincinnati. He was a member of the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists and served as secretary and chairman of the Carolina-Piedmont section of the American Chemical Society. A member of the Rotary Clubs in Charlotte, N.C., Cincinnati, and Taunton, Mass., he served as a director of the Bank of Fall River for twenty-seven years. He was a member of F&AM Lodge 24 and the Palestine Temple. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he served in the Mediterranean and Pacific as a stores and small-boats officer aboard an LST, participating in several invasions. He was an usher at the Church of Our Saviour in Somerset, Mass., and is survived by two brothers, including Milton ’44.

Richard E. “Jeff” Briggs ’36, of Bridgeport, Conn.; Feb. 16, 2002. He retired as vice president and advertising manager of Hockey Magazine. He was previously general manager of Sterling Drug Co. in Mexico and Central America, general manager of Charles Pfizer Co. in Cuba, Eastern manager of advertising at the Johnson Publishing Co., and foreign development manager at Colgate Palmolive Co. He was a longtime volunteer in the emergency department at Norwalk (Conn.) Hospital and the Pequot Library in Southport. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he served as a lieutenant junior grade. He is survived by his wife, Mary, Embassy Towers, 2625 Park Ave., #7P, Bridgeport 06604; a son; a daughter; a granddaughter; and many step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.


Robert I. Smith ’40, of Manahawkin, N.J., and Jupiter, Fla.; Sept. 3, after a long illness. He was former president, CEO, and chairman of the board of PSE&G, New Jersey’s leading gas and electricity supplier. He joined the company in 1940, became president in 1972, and served as president and CEO from 1975 to 1977, when he was named chairman of the board and CEO. He retired in 1983, after leading the company through the energy shortages and rising prices of the 1970s and overseeing the construction of two nuclear power plants. The company dedicated an amphitheater and a plaza at its headquarters to Smith. A member of the Jonathan’s Landing Golf Club in Jupiter, Fla., he was also a former member of several golf clubs in New Jersey. He was a trustee of the New Jersey Institute of Technology and of Bloomfield College, which awarded him an honorary degree. He was also a director of the Newark Museum and past chairman of the Greater Newark Chamber of Commerce. He served on the executive committee of the National Conference of Christians and Jews. Active in St. John’s Church in Newark, he was chairman of the March of Dimes campaign. He is survived by his wife, Dolores; two sons, including Peter ’66; a daughter; a sister; and six grandchildren.

E. Melson Webster ’40, of Chatham, Mass.; Aug. 14, 2000. He retired as chairman of the board of E. Melson Webster Inc.

Elizabeth P. Potter ’41, of Wakefield, R.I.; June 5. She worked at Brown and the University of Rhode Island, and from 1969 to 1990 she was a trustee of South County Hospital. She later served as trustee and president of the South County Hospital Foundation. She also helped establish the Hospital Auxiliary, serving as its chairwoman for several years. She volunteered in the hospital coffee shop and in several hospital departments for many years. The 1993 recipient of the Caroline Hazard Award, she had been treasurer of the Visiting Nurse Association and the Animal Rescue League of Southern Rhode Island. She participated in a pet-therapy program at Scallop Shell Nursing Home and in school animal-education programs. She was named a Narragansett Knight of Rockingham Arch in 1992 and was a member of the Roger Williams Family Association. An avid sailor, she served for twenty-five years as secretary-treasurer of the Point Judith Yacht Club. Phi Beta Kappa.

Barbara Porter Morin ’42, of Hanover, N.H.; Oct. 18. She taught at the Day School in New Haven, Conn., from 1943 to 1946. Active in the town of Hanover, she was a trustee of the Howe Library, serving as board president and on the building and fund-raising committees. She was a member of the Hanover Zoning Board of Adjustment for twelve years. She had also been the town’s official Keeper of the Checklist. She served as director of public relations and advertising on the executive council of the Hanover branch of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen. She sold her pottery in the league’s shop; her signature piece was a lantern shaped like an owl. A member of the Hanover Historical Society, she chaired its program committee. She was also an early member of a group of women who regularly played the nine-hole golf course at the Hanover Country Club. She was a former vice president of the board of Friends of Hopkins Center at Dartmouth. She also served as a vice president of the Hanover Conservation Council and taught a class for the Institute for Lifelong Education at Dartmouth in 1992. She was chapter president of the League of Women Voters in the 1960s. An early member of the Ford Sayre Ski Program, which was the country’s first community ski program, she served as a ski instructor for more than eighteen years and was a former member of the executive board and chair of the Ford Sayre Program. She also enjoyed traveling. Phi Beta Kappa. She is survived by two sons, Lawrence ’69, 34 Old Post Rd., East Setauket, N.Y. 11733, and Brookes ’72; and four grandchildren.

William K. “Gus” Saunders ’42, of Middletown, R.I.; Sept. 12. He retired in 1972 as an agent for Monarch Life Insurance Co. He was previously an English teacher and football coach at Kennett High School in Conway, N.H., from the mid-1950s until 1961. An active supporter of Brown hockey and football, he was a member of the Brown Football Foundation, the Exeter Academy Sports Hall of Fame, and the Kennett Alumni Association. He was also an usher at the Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport. He served a five-year term as president of the class of ’42. A U.S. Army Air Forces veteran of World War II, he is survived by two daughters, two brothers, and a half-brother.

Frederick M. Sherman ’42, of Dallas; July 6, after a long illness. He was a director at Goodwill Industries in Dallas from 1974 until 1996. The National Society of Fundraisers named him the Outstanding Fundraising Executive of the Year in 1987. After retiring he continued to help Goodwill raise money. Before joining Goodwill, he’d spent seventeen years at American Airlines. He served as a U.S. Navy lieutenant during World War II on the aircraft carrier USS Prince William. Active in the Dallas Downtown Rotary, he was a founder of the Dallas Alzheimer’s Association and a member of the Preston Hollow United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, 9144 Chimney Corner, Dallas 75243; a daughter; a son; six grandchildren; and two sisters.

George F. Bliven Jr. ’43, of Charlestown, R.I.; Sept. 16. He was a retired investment adviser and partner at Brown, Lyle & Marshall in Providence for many years. An environmentalist, he was instrumental in converting the old Naval Air Station in Charlestown, R.I., into a park. He helped initiate several projects at the park, including a senior center, the Frosty Drew Nature Center, the Frosty Drew Astronomical Observatory, the George Bliven Playground, and the park’s soccer fields. Named a Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary Foundation, he received a congressional citation from the Rhode Island House of Representatives and a Feinstein Merit Award from the Rhode Island Community Foundation. He was also recognized by the Charlestown Chamber of Commerce. A U.S. Navy lieutenant during World War II, he served as an aviator in antisubmarine warfare and was awarded the Navy Air Medal and the Gold Star. He is survived by his wife, Jeannette, 80 S. Arnolda Rd., Charlestown 02813; a daughter; a son; five grandchildren; and a brother.

Philip H. Merry ’45, of Tulsa, Okla.; Oct. 25, 2001. He had been national tournament director for the American Contract Bridge League.

Muriel Tanenbaum Ruben ’45, of Northfield, Ill.; April 10.

John E. Kullberg ’46, of Warwick, R.I.; Jan. 16, 2002. He owned and operated the John E. Kullberg Co. floor-covering business until he retired in 1992. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. A member of Pilgrim Lutheran Church, he served on its council and was its Sunday-school superintendent for more than twenty years. He was past president of the Scandinavian Home board of directors in Cranston and a member of the Scandinavian Home Friends. He was active in the Boy Scouts of America and enjoyed golfing, sailing, and skiing. He is survived by his wife, Marion; two daughters, including Paula ’82; two sons; and five grandchildren.

Harley B. Messinger ’46, of Winchester, Mass.; Dec. 8, 2001.

Edward N. Selmer Jr. ’46, of Staten Island, N.Y.; June 10, 2001.

Allen N. Young ’46, of Coventry, R.I.; Aug. 11. He retired after eighteen years as owner and president of Highland Insurance Agency of Warwick. He was earlier a claims manager at Starkweather & Shepley. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of American Legion Post 15 in East Greenwich, R.I. He was also a member of the Firemen’s Association of East Greenwich, the Elks’ Warwick Lodge 2196, the Varnum Continentals, and the East Greenwich Yacht Club. He was a former member of the Warwick Country Club. He is survived by two sons and two grandchildren.

Hugh F. Quinn ’47, of Warwick, R.I.; Jan. 31, 2002. He was an attendant at the Institute of Mental Health (now known as Eleanor Slater Hospital) in Cranston, R.I., for eleven years, retiring in 1986. He was earlier a supervisor at the former Narragansett Brewery for seventeen years. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he is survived by his wife, Barbara, 387 Parkside Dr., Warwick 02888; two sons; and four grandchildren.

Joan Spear Tower ’47, of Aiken, S.C.; Feb. 1, 2000. She played a key role in acquiring funding and exhibits for the Aiken Thoroughbred Hall of Fame and served as its director for many years. She was also instrumental in the restoration and management of Rye Patch, an estate donated to the city of Aiken for public use. Named Woman of the Year in 1979 by the Aiken Chamber of Commerce, she helped organize the International Festival at the University of South Carolina in 1980 and the Polo Centennial in 1982. She was a member of the Green Boundary Club. She and her late husband, Whitney Tower, were the last Whitney heirs to live in the city’s Joye Cottage, which was established by New York business tycoon and U.S. Navy secretary W.C. Whitney. As a young woman she opened her own fashion-publicity firm and an interior-design office. She was the first woman to climb the Ruwenzori “Mountains of the Moon” in Central Africa. She is survived by two daughters; four stepchildren; a sister; and a brother.

William J. Alpern ’48, of Greens Farms, Conn.; Oct. 13. He was affiliated with the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., before joining Prudential Securities in New York City as financial analyst and vice president. He retired in 1996 after forty years at Prudential. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he participated in the Vosges Mountain Campaign and received a Bronze Star as a member of the 103rd division. He volunteered his time to edit a history of the division and presented a panel on his work at a reunion in 1992. In 1990 he and a fellow soldier retraced their 1944 combat and were honored by the mayor in the town of Haworth, France. An ethnohistorian of the Pequot War, he lectured at the Museum of the American Indian Heye Foundation; he was well known locally for his slide lectures on the Connecticut tribes of the Long Island shore as they were pushed westward by the colonists. He participated in a seminar on James Fenimore Cooper. He also gave frequent illustrated lectures on Connecticut bird life. Pi Lambda Phi. He is survived by two sisters, Ann Alpern Kass ’44, 370 First Ave., #14D, New York City 10010, and Elinor Alpern ’50; and a son.

Julia Goulding Kavanagh ’48, of Cranston, R.I.; Oct. 4, 2000. She had been a teacher’s aide in Cranston. A communicant of St. Paul Church in Edgewood, R.I., she taught religious education there for more than twenty years. Survivors include her husband, Stephen, 57 Chiswick Rd., Cranston 02905.

Russell E. Shaw ’48, of Bradenton, Fla.; Aug. 29, after a long illness. He was former owner of the Albany (N.Y.) Florist Supply Co. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he participated in the D-Day invasion and the Battle of the Bulge. He was a member of the Elks Lodge, the Bradenton Country Club, International Philatelist, and the Brown Club of Sarasota. Delta Phi. A Quaker, he is survived by his wife, Marion, 4040 Ironwood Cir., #505F, Bradenton 34209; a son; three daughters; and five grandchildren.

Louis J. Bock ’49, of Newtown, Pa.; Feb. 15, 2001.

Howard Kimball ’49, of Avon Lake, Ohio; Sept. 12. He was a partner in Hodous, Kimball, and Ketchem Insurance Agency in Cleveland. He was active in Bay Kiwanis, Bay Youth Commission, and various Bay Village community-service programs. A former Rocky River councilman, he was also a former member of the Cleveland Yachting Club. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He is survived by his wife, Patricia, 225 Westwind Dr., #59, Avon Lake 44012; three sons; and five grandchildren.

John M. Muste ’49, of Taos, N.Mex.; Sept. 5, after a long illness. He was on the faculty at Ohio State from 1958 until 1986, when he retired as associate dean of the college of humanities. In Taos he was on the board of the Friends of the Library, serving two terms as president and two as vice president, and was on the board of the Taos Institute of Arts. A member of the Taos Archaeological Society, he taught a course in modern literature at the University of New Mexico at Taos. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and is survived by his wife, Jean, 414 Placitas Rd., #31, Taos 87571; two sons; two grandchildren; and a sister.


Leo Loparto ’50, of Orleans, Mass.; Aug. 28. He was a retired electrician and a member of IBEW Local 99 in Providence for twenty years. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he served in North Africa and in the first wave of the Sicily and Salerno invasions. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Fierlit Korzan American Legion Post 79 and was past master of the E.L. Freeman Lodge 41, F&AM. An assistant Cub Scout leader in Central Falls, R.I., he also sang in the choir at Central Falls Congregational Church and later at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church. He is survived by his wife, Constance; three sons; nine grandchildren; a brother; and a sister.

Gerard Moor ’50, of Narragansett, R.I.; Sept. 22. He was president and owner of Star Enameling Co. for fifty-three years. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Providence YMCA and was a ham radio operator for many years. He is survived by three sons.

David G. Lynes ’51, of Cummington, Mass.; Nov. 20, 2001.

John W. Swan ’51, of Swansea, Mass.; Sept. 15. He was a mechanical engineer in the pulp and paper industry for forty-one years, retiring in 1991 from the former Babcock & Wilcox Co. He also served as a consulting engineer for several major corporations and was an active member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. A U.S. Army Air Forces veteran of World War II, he served with the 98th Bombardier Squadron as a B-29 pilot. He was a member of the Barrington (R.I.) Congregational Church and a former president and deacon of Sayles Memorial Church in Lincoln, R.I. Active in the Brown Learning Community, he enrolled in and taught several courses. He was also a member of the Brown Club of Rhode Island, the Coles River Club of Swansea, the Brown Faculty Club, and the Swansea Land Trust. He was a former 32nd degree Mason. He is survived by two daughters, three grandchildren, and two sisters.

Jewel Dunn Aitken ’52, of Warwick, R.I.; Nov. 8, 1998. Survivors include daughter Jeri Aitken Larson ’81.

James E. Hiney ’52, of Weymouth, Mass.; Nov. 17, 2000.

Donald A. Braisted ’53, of Stuart, Fla.; May 6, after a long illness. He was a retired radiologist. He was a member of the American Medical Association, Alpha Omega Alpha, and the American College of Radiology. He is survived by his wife, Louise, 5611 S.E. Lamay Dr., Stuart 34997; a son; a daughter; and a grandson.

Marshall B. Haraden Jr. ’53, of Del Mar, Calif.; Aug. 24. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps for thirty years, retiring with the rank of colonel. He ran the San Diego, Boston, and Las Vegas marathons, among others. A varsity football player at Brown, he was named All Scholastic in high school. He is survived by his wife, Harriett; two sons; four grandchildren; a brother; and two sisters.

James L. McNulty ’53, of New York City and Norwich, Vt.; Oct. 20, of a heart attack. He retired in 1997 as president and CEO of Clifford of Vermont. He previously worked for the former Anaconda Wire and Cable Co. An avid reader, he traveled extensively after he retired. He served in the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Claudia, P.O. Box 760, Norwich 05055; two daughters; and five granddaughters.

John G. Wood ’53, of Evanston, Ill.; April 14, 1999.

Robert D. Allison ’54, of Springfield, Vt.; June 23, 2001. Dwight D. Pollard ’54, of Anchorage, Alaska; Sept. 4, of cancer. He was Alaska’s state climatologist from 1990 until he retired last August. He moved to Alaska in 1988 to work on the Endicott Environmental Monitoring Program in Prudhoe Bay. He was active in a reading program for at-risk students at an Anchorage elementary school. He previously lived in Santa Barbara, Calif., from 1966 to 1988. During that time he worked for Oceanographic Services Inc. and taught computer science at Santa Barbara City College. A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, he enjoyed traveling throughout the United States, cooking, and raising Pomeranians. He is survived by his wife, Susan; a son; two daughters; two stepchildren; two granddaughters; and a sister.

Robert M. Sloane ’54, of Arcadia, Calif.; May 16. He was president and CEO of Anaheim (Calif.) Memorial Hospital.

Daniel H. Newey III ’56, of Edinburg, Tex.; July 16, 2001.

Robert L. Hale ’57, of Vienna, Va.; Dec. 6, 2001.

R. Clark Becker ’59, of St. Louis, Mo.; Feb. 26, 2002.


< Virginia Moore Wantling ’60, of Chestertown, Md.; Jan. 10, 2001.

Peter D. Connet ’61, of Racine, Wis.; Oct. 1, after an illness. He worked for Motorola for fifteen years. He previously worked for Snap-On-Tools, Racine County Human Services, and Western Publishing Co. He founded the Racine Area Multiple Myeloma Network, a support group for patients and families. He served in the U.S. Air Force. An avid traveler, he enjoyed scuba diving and genealogy. He is survived by his wife, Marsha; a son; two daughters; a brother; and a twin sister.

P. Phillip Huffard III ’62, of Greenwich, Conn.; July 11. He was a vice president at First Boston Corp. He is survived by his wife, Deborah; his mother, Edith; five sons, including Trevor ’87; two daughters, including Whitney Huffard Phillips ’88; nine grandchildren; a brother; and two sisters.

Christopher R. Donoho Jr. ’65, of Wilmington, Del.; Jan. 2, 2002. He was a physician. Survivors include sons Christopher III ’91 and Geoffrey ’94.


Ben C. Smaistrla ’98, of Fort Worth, Tex.; May 12. He worked in quality service for Motorola. He enjoyed fly-fishing, waterskiing, cooking, debating, sports, and politics. He was a wrestler and played football and rugby. Survivors include his parents, Charles and Jean.


Grace Horne Higgins ’31 A.M. (see ’30).

Jane Daddow Hawkins ’41 Ph.D., of Ann Arbor, Mich.; Sept. 26, of chronic pulmonary disease exacerbated by pneumonia following a hip fracture. She attended weaving school at the age of fifty, and for many years she and a partner operated a booth at the Ann Arbor Art Fair, where she displayed and sold her hand-woven creations and gave demonstrations of her art. She also taught weaving classes for children and adults at the Ann Arbor YMCA. She traveled extensively in western and southern Europe and the Soviet Union, attending an advanced course in weaving at the Webschule Sindelfingen in southern Germany. She spoke German, Swedish, and French. During her husband’s sabbaticals, she and her family lived in Bordeaux, France; Florence, Italy; Oxford, England; and Würtzburg, Germany. Earlier, she was active in the League of Women Voters in Cranford, N.J. She is survived by her husband, Joseph; four sons; a daughter; ten grandchildren; a brother; and a sister.

John C. Murray ’46 A.M., of Cumberland, R.I.; March 11. He was the Rhode Island state budget director for twenty years. He joined the Rhode Island Department of Administration’s Office of Financial Management in 1950 and became budget director nine years later, serving until 1980, when he was named assistant director of administration. He served in that post until he retired in 1983. That year he received an honorary degree from Rhode Island College and the Distinguished Service Award from the Hospital Association of Rhode Island. A past president of the Eastern Region of the National Association of State Budget Officers, he was a member of the American Society for Public Administration and the New England and Rhode Island Municipal Finance offices. Early in his career he taught history at La Salle Academy in Providence and taught political science at Rhode Island College and at Brown, specializing in French political theory. He is survived by his wife, Mary; three sons; a daughter; and four grandchildren.

Walter S. Moch ’48 Sc.M., of Oakland, Calif.; May 1. He was a dentist in San Leandro, Calif., for forty years. He was a member of the Alpha Omega Dental Society. He enjoyed sailing and playing cards. Active in Temple Sinai in Oakland, he is survived by his wife, Joan, 7 Hillcrest Ct., Oakland 94619; a daughter; a son; and three grandchildren.

Marian Dowling Heher ’52 Sc.M., of Pennington, N.J.; Sept. 14. She retired after twenty-seven years as a teacher in the Trenton, N.J., public schools. She was previously a research associate at the Yale Medical School, the Sloan-Kettering Institute in New York City, and the Institute for Microbiology in New Brunswick, N.J. She volunteered for many organizations, including the Wellesley Club of Central New Jersey and the Martin House Learning Center. She also volunteered at Robbins Elementary School in Trenton and was a board member and coordinator for People and Stories/Gente y Cuentos. She is survived by her husband, Harry; a daughter; three sons; two sisters; two brothers, including Joseph Dowling ’47; and ten grandchildren.

James H. Herzog ’63 Ph.D., of Alexandria, Va.; Aug. 14, after a battle with cancer. A career officer in the U.S. Navy, he retired in 1972. He enlisted in 1944 and, after flight training, served in the Korean War and on patrol duty off the coasts of New England and Iceland. While on the U.S.-European command staff in Paris, he negotiated the return of U.S. training aircraft that had been sent to India to establish that country’s air force. He served as speechwriter to Gen. Lyman Lemnitzer and briefed the offices of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Bureau of the Budget on military assistance to NATO and North African allies. He received two Legion of Merit awards. His last assignment was as chief of the OpCon Center of Live Oak. After retiring, he worked for the International Staff at NATO in Brussels until 1980. He then taught at the University of Maryland’s European Division until 1997. He was the author of Closing the Open Door, which was based on his dissertation about U.S.-Japanese relations before the attack on Pearl Harbor. He is survived by his wife, Michele; two sons, including James ’74; a daughter; a brother; four grandchildren; and his former wife.

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