By The Editors / March / April 2003
June 22nd, 2007


Margaret Waterman Devoe ’27, of Summerton, S.C.; Sept. 12. She was a descendant of five Mayflower passengers as well as of Roger Williams and Rhode Island governors John Cranston, Samuel Cranston, Jeremiah Clarke, and Gabriel Bernon. She was a member of the Order of Founders and Patriots, the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Red Bridge chapter of the Republican Women, the Chopin Club of Providence, and the Chaminde Club. She is survived by twin children Harry ’55 and Margaret Devoe Gidley ’56; four grandsons; three great-grandsons; and a great-great-grandson.

Edward G. Rundquist ’27, of Charlotte, N.C.; Oct. 26. He was vice president of Johnson & Higgins International Insurance Brokers until he retired in 1970. He then taught part-time in the business administration department of Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte. He was president of the Brown Club of Long Island and a member of the Manhasset Bay Yacht Club and the Canadian Club of New York. Zeta Psi. He is survived by his wife, Helga, 5926 Brace Rd., Charlotte 28211; a son, Edward Jr. ’60; and two daughters.

Ida Noble Marschner ’28, of Chagrin Falls, Ohio; Nov. 7. A homemaker, she taught math at Central Falls (R.I.) High School for a brief time in the early 1930s. Phi Beta Kappa. She is survived by two sons; four grandchildren, including Stephen ’93; and two sisters, including Dorothy Noble Newmarker ’31.

Nathan E. Pass ’29, ’41 A.M., of East Providence, R.I.; Nov. 9. He retired after a forty-five-year career as an attorney. He also worked as a city solicitor for East Providence from 1966 to 1972 and taught science at East Providence High School from 1929 to 1966, coaching the debate and tennis teams. He was club director of the Jewish Community Center of Rhode Island from 1925 to 1936 and chairman of the Charter Commission of East Providence in 1954. He served on the board of the library system of East Providence and the Citizens League. He was a member of Temple Beth-El, a past president of the Kiwanis Club, and a former member of Crestwood Country Club. He is survived by two sons, Robert ’66 and Richard ’74; a daughter; and three grandchildren.


Norman H. McCabe ’30, of Cherry Hill, N.J.; March 11. He retired as general security officer at Radio Corp. of America. He previously retired after twenty-seven years with the FBI, where he was special agent in charge of the Philadelphia office. Phi Beta Kappa.

Richard E. Benson ’33, of Topeka, Kan.; Aug. 1. He worked for the Menninger Clinic in Topeka as a caseworker in the hospital from 1947 to 1951, as a chief social worker in the hospital from 1955 to 1962, and as chief social worker in the Department of Preventive Psychiatry from 1962 to 1977. He was instrumental in founding the community-service office. After retiring he worked part-time as a consultant until the 1990s. He had been a clergyman from 1936 to 1939 and had been executive secretary of Family Service of Topeka. He also served briefly as a supervisor of Family and Children’s Service in Minneapolis. He was a member of St. Phillips Episcopal Church and a charter member of the National Association of Social Workers. He served on the boards of the Boys Club of Topeka, the Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging, the Community Resources Council, and Interfaith of Topeka. He is survived by his wife, Vada, 5641 S.W. Hawick Ln., Topeka 66614; a daughter; and a son.

Ruth E. Sittler ’33, of Cambridge, Mass.; Nov. 1. She was a social worker at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. During World War II she served with the Red Cross as a hospital social worker in Europe. She is survived by a sister, Marion ’37, 245 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge 02138.

Jerome M. Herman ’34, of Cranston, R.I.; Jan. 3, 2002. He retired in 1974 as chief personnel administrator for wage and classification at the Department of the Navy at Quonset Point. He was former president of the American Society of Public Administrators. A founding member of Temple Torat Yisrael, he was a member of its men’s club and a former member of its school committee and board. He was also a former board member of the Bureau of Jewish Education. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of Jewish War Veterans.

Louis C. Irving ’34, of Tucson, Ariz.; Nov. 29. He was a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, where he specialized in chemical and biological warfare. A veteran of World War II and the Korean War, he received numerous awards, including the Bronze Star and the Presidential Unit Citation. Upon retirement, at the request of the army, he stayed on in Korea for several years, working in military and civilian government. He was a member of Congregation Young Israel. He is survived by his wife, Linda Kay; a stepson; two step-granddaughters; and two brothers, including Frederick ’43.

Ruth Hobby Young ’34, of Beaverton, Oreg.; Dec. 1. She was a homemaker. After the death of her husband, she worked as a teacher’s aide for about seven years. While her children were young she was active in such community organizations as the Girl Scouts and the Boy Scouts. A member of the American Association of University Women, she enjoyed traveling in Europe, China, and the Middle East; backpacking; sketching; and painting. She was a member of the Village Gallery in Beaverton for many years, serving as its president and displaying her paintings there. She is survived by a daughter, Deborah Young Detering ’62, 3717 Rose Hill St., Boise, Idaho 83705; and a son.

Ruth Sampson Ashman ’35, ’40 A.M., of Plainville, Mass.; Oct. 25. A homemaker, she previously taught in the Kennebunkport, Maine, school system for six years. A member of the Plainville United Methodist Church, she taught Sunday school for many years and was active in the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and Rainbow Girls. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, the Kalmia Women’s Club, and the American Federation of Women; she also volunteered for the North Attleboro Senior Center. She is survived by a son; two daughters; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Phyllis Sampson Wallis ’39.

Edith Friedman Garfunkel ’36, of Scarsdale, N.Y.; March 2, 2002. Survivors include a son, George.

Anne Mowry Grissom ’36, of North Scituate, R.I.; April 9, 2001.

George E. Manley Sr. ’36, of Ansonia, Conn.; Sept. 18, after a long illness. He taught high school sciences in Ansonia until his retirement. After serving in the 5th Army Air Corps in photo reconnaissance during World War II, he made his home in Ansonia, restoring a Civil War–era house. His hobbies included photography, coin collecting, and stained-glass work. He is survived by his wife, Carmela; two sons, George Jr. ’70 and Thomas ’79; and a daughter.

John J. “Mickey” O’Reilly Sr. ’36, of Hillsdale, N.J.; Oct. 1. He was an accountant at Johnson & Johnson in New Brunswick, N.J. for twenty-five years. He later worked for Ambassador Insurance from 1978 until he retired in 1992. A member of the Brown football and baseball teams, he held a school record for many years for his ninety-four-yard punt return. After graduation he tried out for pro baseball and was recognized by Philadelphia Athletics owner Connie Mack. O’Reilly helped found the Northern New Jersey Brown Club. He was a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy during World War II, serving in Iceland. At Brown he was also a member of the Cammarian Club, the Interfraternity Governing Board executive committee, the Glee Club, and the Model League of Nations. He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane; four sons, including John Jr. ’69, 100 Chadwick Rd., Hillsdale 07642; two daughters; and two sisters.

Sumner Silberman ’36, of Providence; Nov. 26. He retired in 1969 as a U.S. Postal Service worker. He later worked for Metropolitan Life Insurance, retiring in 1979. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he served in Europe and received the Purple Heart. He was a member of Temple Beth-El and a past president of the Society of American Magicians, Rhode Island Chapter 26. He volunteered at International House, where he taught English to Japanese families. He enjoyed photography, woodworking, electronics, reading, music, and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Libby, 200 Highland Ave., Providence 02906; four daughters; a son; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother; and two sisters.

Wesley C. Sholes ’38, of Preston, Conn.; July 5.

Jean Gordon Thomas ’38, of Rumford, R.I.; Nov. 21. She was a first- and second-grade teacher in Pawtucket, R.I., until she retired in 1976. Early in her career she served as secretary to the headmaster of the Peddie School in Hightstown, N.J.; she earned her degree in education after her youngest child reached school age. She enjoyed traveling and Elderhosteling. An active alumna, she was class secretary for many years. She is survived by her husband, Robert ’38, 16 Marshall Way, Rumford 02916; two sons, including Gordon ’65; a daughter, Patience ’71; six grandchildren, including Allen ’97; and a brother.

Ralph L. Blake ’39, of Dennisport, Mass.; Sept 8. He was a retired sales manager for B.F. Goodrich. He was a member of the Brown Club and many other organizations in Massachusetts, including Mount Horeb Lodge AF&AM of South Dennis, Aleppo Temple of Wilmington, Sylvester Baxter Royal Arch Chapter of Orleans, Cape Cod Commandry 54 of Centerville, Cape Cod Council in Centerville, Cape Cod Shrine Club, and Twelve Twelve Club of Centerville. He was also active in the Dennis Youth Baseball Club and was a member of St. David’s Episcopal Church in South Yarmouth. He is survived by two sons, including Kenneth, P.O. Box 942, Dennisport 02636, and three grandchildren.


John F. Deckenbach ’40, of Minneapolis; March 19, 2002. He retired as vice president and treasurer of American Linen Supply Co.

Dorothy Naiden Ellis ’40, of Westlake, Ohio; Sept. 15. She retired in 1985 after more than twenty years in the Rocky River school system, where she was high school librarian and coordinator of the district’s libraries. She introduced the concept of an audio-visual department to the high school, organized a film-lending cooperative for schools in northeast Ohio, and helped start a statewide library association. She was one of the first presidents of the Ohio Education Library Media Association and chaired the Northeast Ohio Audio Visual Center. In the 1970s she spent two years as a school-library consultant for the Ohio Department of Education. She produced a career-education video series that won the John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award from the American Library Association. She was also the first woman to wear trousers to work at the high school. A licensed pilot, she survived polio as a teenager. She helped her late husband, author William Donohue Ellis, conduct research for his books, and for several years she served as treasurer of his scriptwriting company, Editorial Inc. She is survived by a daughter, Sarah Ellis Jackson, 6128 Christman Dr., North Olmsted, Ohio 44070; a son; and five grandchildren.

Norman N. Roberts ’40, of Concord, Mass.; Oct. 14. He was an auditor, accountant, and comptroller at businesses in the Springfield, Mass., and Worcester, Mass., areas. He was a 32nd-degree Mason, serving as district grand deputy marshal in the Brookfield 21st Masonic district. He was also active in the First Congregational Church of West Brookfield, where he served as treasurer and on the parish committee and was named deacon emeritus. A model railroad enthusiast, he was a member of the Amherst (Mass.) Railway Society, Railroad Enthusiasts, and the National Model Railroad Associates. He was cofounder and treasurer of the Reed Organ Society. A U.S. Army sergeant during World War II, he was stationed in England. He is survived by his wife, Marion, 34 Everett St., #8C, Concord 01742; a son, David ’70; four daughters; and seven grandchildren.

Constance Farwell Thurlow ’41, of Madison, Wis.; Nov. 28. She was a fourth- and fifth- grade teacher in the Monona and Cottage Grove schools from 1965 until she retired in 1982. Early in her career she collated the papers of Thomas Jefferson at the Univ. of Virginia library. She was a volunteer for meals programs, the local homeless shelter, and the Univ. of Wisconsin Hospital. A member of Bethany United Methodist Church, she served on its board and on the Society of the Methodist Church. She was also secretary of the Wisconsin Health Coalition. Phi Beta Kappa. She is survived by her husband, Willard ’39, 4701 Sheboygan Ave., #103, Madison 53705; three sons; and six grandchildren.

Virginia Rapp Hahn ’42, of Venice, Fla.; July 24, of brain cancer. She worked for the U.S. Rubber/Uniroyal Co. in Naugatuck, Conn., before her marriage. While raising her family she was a substitute teacher and pursued stamp collecting, gardening, and bird-watching. After her husband’s retirement, she became a master gardener and traveled with him to China, Japan, and Europe. During tax season, she became an H&R Block employee. She is survived by two daughters, including Heidi, 3638 Fireway Dr., San Diego, Calif. 92111; a son; five grandchildren; and a brother.

R. Ashley Lewis ’42, of Old Saybrook, Conn.; Sept. 2. He retired as a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy, serving in World War II. He later retired as a senior analyst at State Street Bank and Trust of Boston. He was past governor of the Founders and Patriots of the State of Connecticut, past master of the William Parkman Lodge of Winchester, Mass., and a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, the Siloam Lodge No.32 AF&AM of Old Saybrook, and the Old Lyme County Club. He was deacon and church historian at the First Church of Christ Congregational. A former board member of the Acton Public Library in Old Saybrook, he also served on the board of Old Saybrook Senior Housing. He is survived by his wife, Florence, 4 Neponset Ave., Old Saybrook 06475; a daughter; and a granddaughter.

Joseph B. D’Adamo ’43, of Fall River, Mass.; Oct. 8, after an illness. He retired after thirty-six years at Durfee High School in Fall River, where he taught math and science and served as head of the math department and vice principal in charge of data processing. He later taught mathematics at Bristol Community College. He was previously a teacher at J.F. Wilbur School in Little Compton, R.I., a research associate in the Brown computing lab, and a General Electric fellow in mathematics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He was a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the New England Association of Teachers of Mathematics. He was active in the Little Theatre of Fall River as an actor, director, and backstage worker, and served on production committees and the board of directors. He was a former board member of the Community Education Council, the United Fund Speakers Bureau, the Community Art Council, and the Re-Creation Board of Directors. He served as organist of St. John’s Episcopal Church and organist and choir director of the Unitarian Church, Rehoboth Congregational Church, and Union Church, where he was also bell-choir director. A member of the First Congregational Church, he sang in the choir and served on the board of directors and the community arts foundation. He served in the U.S. Navy Hospital Corps during World War II. He is survived by a brother; two nephews; and a niece.

Walter L. Milne ’43, ’47 A.M., of Cambridge, Mass.; Dec. 23, of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. He worked at MIT from 1951 to 1991, serving as an aide to six presidents. He joined MIT as an editorial assistant, becoming administrative assistant to the news service and to the late president James R. Killian Jr. in 1953. He was also the MIT science reporter on WGBH-TV in its early days. He was named assistant to the president in 1958 and assistant to the chairman a year later. As MIT’s liaison to the city of Cambridge, he also played a key role in the university’s construction of elderly housing during the 1960s. He was deeply involved in the planning of the Cambridge Center complex in Kendall Square and served on the boards of many human-service organizations in the city. In 1998 Cambridge dedicated the ballroom in the Senior Center to Milne, who was board chairman of the Friends of the Council on Aging. He also staffed three presidential selection committees at MIT and two committees that chose the chairman of the corporation. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he served as a lieutenant junior grade from 1943 to 1946. He then taught English at Veterans Regional High School in Fall River, Mass., while studying for his master’s degree. He taught English for two years at Brown and for two years at Worcester Polytechnic Institute before joining MIT. An Eagle Scout, he was given scouting’s highest award for his service as commissioner of the Boston-area Minuteman Council. He volunteered with the Salvation Army and founded the Cambridge Partnership for Public Education, the Skills Bank of the Boston Urban Foundation, and the MIT Community Service Fund. He helped establish the Neighborhood Family Care Center and served a term as head of the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce, president of the Cambridge Rotary Club, and president of the East End Union. He also served on many local boards. He is survived by his wife, Ruth; two sons; a daughter; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two stepsons; and a half-brother.

Charles B. O’Brien ’43, of Southbury, Conn.; Jan. 1, 2001. He owned the advertising agency O’Brien and Powers Associates in Branford, Conn., until he retired 1993. He was a former member of the Lions Club and past president of the Brown Club of New Haven. His hobbies included photography and writing letters. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; two sons; and two grandchildren.

Robert H. Bradshaw ’44, of Dighton, Mass.; July 18. He was the retired owner of Bradshaw Food Products in Dighton and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. Delta Upsilon. He is survived by his wife, Marion; two daughters; a son; four grandchildren; and a sister.

Chapman Hutchinson ’44, of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Feb. 12, 2002. He was associated with ITT in New York City and with Weyerhaeuser Co. in North Carolina, Washington State, and Singapore. He and his family owned and operated Pink House Square in Myrtle Beach and Travel Agents, Inc., in North Myrtle Beach. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II. He enjoyed traveling, reading, and playing tennis, chess, and bridge. He also played many musical instruments. An associate member of Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church, he is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, 2003 Maisons-sur-Mer, 9650 Shore Dr., Myrtle Beach 29572; a son; a sister; two grandsons; and a great-grandson.

Charles H. “Bud” Nold Jr. ’44, of Paoli, Pa.; Sept. 11. He was a mortgage banker for most of his career and a volunteer at Paoli Memorial Hospital. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he served as a lieutenant in the South Pacific. He is survived by his wife, Connie, 404 Weatherstone Dr., Paoli 19301; two daughters; a son; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two sisters.

Malcolm A. Shammas ’46, of Warwick, R.I.; Dec. 4, 2001. A former real-estate-title searcher, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

David E. Kinney ’47, of Marblehead, Mass.; Oct. 5. He retired in 1985 as vice president of international operations at Fred S. James Co. After retiring he served as Marblehead’s assistant harbormaster. He was previously vice president and regional manager of the Factory Insurance Co. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing and sailed in many offshore races, including several from Newport, R.I., to Bermuda. He also enjoyed riding his BMW motorcycle and took part in a riding tour of the continental United States. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in North Africa, Italy, and the Pacific. He is survived by his son, David; a grandson; and three sisters.

William R. Mulford ’47, of Norton, Mass., and Rockport, Maine; Oct. 13, suddenly. He retired in 1991 as national accounts manager at Deknatel, a division of Pfizer, after thirty years with the company. He graduated from Stonehill College in Easton, Mass., in 2000. He and his wife had owned and operated the Nan Mulford Gallery in Rockport, Maine, since 1997. He previously worked in sales at Austenal and at Ethicon, a division of Johnson & Johnson that manufactures surgical structures. In the late 1940s and early 1950s he worked in the hotel industry in New York City. An accomplished and self-taught jazz pianist, he cultivated a love of jazz during that time and enjoyed a musical friendship with the legendary jazz musician Sidney Bechet. He was an active parishioner at St. Thomas Church in Taunton, Mass., an emergency-department volunteer at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, and president of the Winnecunnet Shores Condominium Association in Norton. A Francophile, he also enjoyed sailing, collecting Oriental carpets and antiques, and drinking French wine. He is survived by his wife, Nan, 6 Winnecunnet Dr., Norton 02766; a daughter; a son; three grandchildren; and a sister.

Wade H. Bell Jr. ’48, of Sautee, Ga.; Oct. 18. He was a Presbyterian minister and a member of the Northeast Georgia Presbytery. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he is survived by his wife, Dorothy; a daughter; two sons; and six grandchildren.

Tullio A. DeRobbio ’48, of Saunderstown, R.I.; Nov. 30. He was president and owner of M. DeRobbio & Sons Inc., an import and specialty-food wholesale business founded in 1912 by his grandfather, father, and uncle. A retired U.S. Navy commanding officer, he served in World War II, the Korean War, and the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, and commanded various units in the Navy Reserve from 1953 until he retired from the military in 1967. He was president and treasurer of the Rhode Island College Foundation, vice president of Keep Providence Beautiful, and founder and sponsor of its annual Pasta Challenge. He was vice president of finance and administration for the Narragansett Council of Boy Scouts of America and a director of the Cranston Rotary Club. He received the Rhode Island College Alumni Association Service Award, the President’s Award from Keep Providence Beautiful, and the Silver Beaver Award from the Boy Scouts. He is survived by his wife, Elaine Bonjour DeRobbio ’48; two daughters; three grandchildren; and two sisters, Enzina DeRobbio Sammartino ’45, 25 Greening Ln., Cranston 02920, and Dora DeRobbio Anjoorian ’46.

John T. Fallon Jr. ’48, of Bennington, Vt.; Nov. 26. He retired in 1986 as an electrical engineer at General Electric. He had also worked at Knoll’s Atomic Power Lab. He was a member of Elfun, a volunteer organization of GE leaders, and the American Institute of Electrical Engineers. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he served as a lieutenant junior grade, sailing in the Northeast corridor aboard a submarine chaser. Delta Epsilon. He is survived by his wife, Louise; four daughters, including Katharine Fallon Rausch ’83; five sons; twenty-one grandchildren; and a brother.

Robert J. Hill ’48, of East Goshen Township, Pa.; Nov. 18. He retired after thirty-nine years at General Electric. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy on PT boats off the Solomon Islands. He was a member of the Chester County MHMR Board and was the first president of 202 Housing, a charitable organization that helps patients leaving mental-health facilities to afford housing. He is survived by his wife, Helen; two sons; and a granddaughter.

Irene Goldstein Schultz ’48, of Lake Bluff, Ill.; Jan. 28, 2002. She was a retired teacher who embarked on a second career as a writer.

Edward A. Farrell ’49, of Bristol, R.I.; Feb. 23, 2002. He was regional director of State Farm Insurance Co., formerly Farm Bureau Insurance, before establishing his own company, Plantations Adjusters, from which he retired in 1983. He was a U.S. Coast Guard veteran of World War II, serving as a radioman. A ham radio operator, he enjoyed sailing and electronics. He is survived by his wife, Pauline; two sons; two daughters; and four grandchildren.

Carlina Medde Saliba ’49, of Lincoln, R.I.; May 22. She was a teacher at Saylesville and Lonsdale elementary schools in Lincoln for eighteen years before she retired in 1979. She was active in many environmental organizations. A member of the Cumberland-Lincoln Community Chorus and Sayles Memorial Church, she is survived by her husband, Nassim, 11 Kilburn Ave., Lincoln 02865; a daughter; a son; and two grandsons.


Anna Calabrese Atwill ’50, of Norwood, Mass.; Dec. 20. She was in charge of the medical laboratories at the former New England Deaconess Hospital and later at the former Beth Israel Hospital until her children were born. She is survived by a son, a daughter, seven grandchildren, and a brother.

Norton H. Falls ’50, of Albany, N.Y.; Sept. 11, 2001. He retired in 1990 as an engineer at Clough Harbour Consulting. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War.

Merrill F. Lovett ’50, East Greenwich, R.I.; Nov. 15. He was vice president of the Airport Taxi and Limousine Co. in Warwick, R.I., for the past thirty years. He was also an American Kennel Club judge and a breeder of Great Danes from 1962 to 1983. His family was the subject of an independent film, The Accident, which played at the Rhode Island Independent Film Festival in 1999. A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, he is survived by his wife, Marion, 475 Greenbush Rd., E. Greenwich 02818; a daughter; a son; three stepchildren; four grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and a brother.

Robert J. Edwards ’50, of Phillipsburg, Pa.; Oct. 7. He was a salesman for Curtis 1000 for thirty years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, a life member of the Order of the Fleas Club, and a baseball coach for the Firthtown Boys Club. A member of St. Philip and St. James Catholic Church, he is survived by four sons, two daughters, four grandchildren, and two step-grandchildren.

Chester R. Hilton Jr. ’50, of Plymouth, Mass.; Oct. 6. He was a retired accountant for the Naval Underwater Systems Center in Newport, R.I. He served in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II and received the Air Medal with five Oak Leaf Clusters and the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater ribbon with four battle stars. He attended Christ Church and is survived by a friend, Deborah Finley, and a cousin.

Ralph E. Hutton ’50, of Brewster, Mass.; June 13. Ordained as a deacon in 1950 and as a priest in 1953, he served as rector of the Episcopal Parish of St. Barnabas-on-the Desert Church in Scottsdale, Ariz., from 1977 until he retired in 1993. He was previously rector of St. James Church in Batavia, N.Y., from 1969 to 1977, and of St. Michael’s Church in Geneseo, N.Y., from 1960 to 1969. He had also been director of education and curate at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Syracuse, N.Y.; vicar at Trinity Church in Stamford, Conn.; and Episcopal chaplain at SUNY Geneseo. He was made honorary canon to the ordinary, Diocese of Arizona, in 1991. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was honorably discharged with the rank of pharmacist’s mate, third class, in 1946. He is survived by his wife, Isabel, P.O. Box 1568, Brewster 02631; a son; two daughters; and eight grandchildren.

Tom P. Raymond Sr. ’50, of Little Compton, R.I.; Oct. 23. He retired from Hart Inc. after forty-five years in the wool business. A former resident of Hingham, Mass., he was a lifelong supporter of Brown athletics. He was a member of the Sakonnet Golf Club in Little Compton. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Delta Kappa Epsilon. He is survived by his wife, Kathryn Flynn Raymond ’49, 11 Little Pond Cove Rd., Little Compton 02837; two sons; and six grandchildren. He was the father of the late Tom Jr. ’75.

Robert H. “Boots” McKinley Jr. ’52, of Falls Church, Va.; Sept. 23. A stockbroker for thirty-five years, he retired from A.G. Edwards and Sons in Alexandria, Va., in 1996. He was a member of the Washington Golf and Country Club and a former member of the Arlington (Va.) Chamber of Commerce. He enjoyed traveling. He is survived by his wife, Shirley, 3713 S. George Mason Dr., #1304W, Falls Church 22041.

C. Peter Roberts ’52, of Newbury, Mass.; Feb. 21, 2002, suddenly. He semiretired in 1986 as director of industrial marketing at the United States Machinery Corp., where he had worked for almost thirty years. He then served as the company’s marketing representative, handling all commercial activities in Detroit, before he retired fully in 1997. After graduating from the Navy ROTC program at Brown, he served three years of active duty as a U.S. Navy lieutenant aboard an aircraft carrier; he continued in the reserve for seventeen years. He researched and discussed current affairs in a weekly study group. He also enjoyed monitoring, with precision, his business investments and advising friends and family with theirs. At Brown he was president of Psi Upsilon and founder of the Narragansett Lacrosse Club. He is survived by his companion, Connie von Rosenvinge, 11 Bayview Ln., Newbury 01951; a daughter; three stepsons; a sister; and a brother, John ’52.

Claudette Berube Belyea ’54, of Huntington Beach, Calif.; Sept. 14, 2000. She retired after a long career in the computer field. She served in the U.S. Marine Corps, attaining the rank of captain, before she raised her family.

Susan Wilber Bruh ’54, of Arlington, Va.; July 22. She retired after a career in computer programming, management, and systems analysis. She had worked as a self-employed consultant and for companies including Bell Labs. A bridge player, she is survived by her husband, Dan; a brother; three nieces; and a nephew.

David R. Carter ’54, of Lusby, Md.; Oct. 29, 2001.

Nancy Morse Moser ’54, of Gilford, N.H.; Dec. 5. She was on the board of the Streetcar Company Community Theatre in Laconia, N.H., where she acted and served as stage manager. She was also a member of the Wesley Players Community Theatre and the Thompson-Ames Historical Society, both in Gilford. She volunteered at the Lakes Region General Hospital and Community Health and Hospice in Laconia. A member of the Tenafly (N.J.) Community Theatre and a volunteer at the Bergen Pines (N. J.) Hospital, she sang in the choir at the Methodist Church in Weehawken, N.J. She loved to cook and do crossword puzzles. She is survived by two sons; two daughters; six grandchildren; her former husband, George ’52; and a sister.

James W. Nagle III ’54, of Natrona Heights, Pa.; Oct. 16, after an illness. He was a project manager at PPG Industries for thirty years. A U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of the Brackenridge American Legion Post and the River Forest Country Club. He enjoyed golfing, doing crossword puzzles, and watching sports. He is survived by a son; two daughters; six grandchildren; a sister, Shirley Nagle Holmes ’51; and a brother.

Jeanne A. Powell ’54, of Northampton, Mass.; Sept. 27, after a long battle with lung cancer. She retired in 1996 from the biological sciences faculty of Smith College. She joined Smith in 1967, teaching cell biology and developmental biology, and in 1992 became its first Elsie Damon Simonds Chair in the Life Sciences. Her research on the connections between nerve and muscle cells was recognized internationally. She and her student assistants published more than eighty papers. She is survived by her partner, Judith Pool, and a cousin.

Robert M. Sloane ’54, of Arcadia, Calif.; May 16. He was director of the health administration program at the University of Southern California. Previously the president and CEO of Anaheim Memorial Hospital and of Los Angeles Orthopedic Hospital, he had also been administrator of City of Hope National Medical Center in California, associate administrator of Monmouth Medical Center in New Jersey, and assistant director of Yale New Haven Hospital. He was president of Voluntary Hospitals of America–West and board chairman of the Health Care Association of Southern California. A fellow and former regent of the American College of Health Care Executives, he authored A Guide to Health Care Facilities, Personnel, and Management and Introduction to Health Care Delivery Organizations. He had earlier served on the faculties of the Columbia and Yale medical schools, the California Institute of Technology, and UCLA. He is survived by his wife, Beverly LeBov Sloane, 1301 Santa Anita Ave., Arcadia 91006; a daughter; a granddaughter; and a brother.

Barbara Bloch Snyderman ’54, of Pittsburgh; Aug. 20, of cancer. She was a clinical child psychologist and an independent education consultant. She is survived by a daughter, Lynn Snyderman Irwin; and two grandchildren.

Ann B. Tebbetts ’54, of Manchester, N.H.; Oct. 31, after a long battle with cancer. She worked as a computer programmer for Sylvania and Bell Labs for many years. She also taught computer programming at local colleges in the Manchester area. Active in Alcoholics Anonymous, she earned her thirty-one-year medallion. She regularly attended Boston Red Sox games. Sigma Xi. She is survived by a brother, Edwin, 9 Jerusalem Rd. Dr., Cohasset, Mass. 02025; two nieces; and three nephews.

P.W. “Bill” Fox ’55, of River Falls, Wis.; Dec. 14, after fighting a blood disease for eight years. He was an emeritus professor of psychology at the Univ. of Minnesota, where he taught from 1964 until he retired in 2000. In retirement he continued to advise student researchers. An expert in human learning and memory, he studied people with exceptional memories as well as the relationship between the accuracy of a person’s memory for facts and the person’s confidence in the accuracy of that memory, research that led to new teaching methods. Instrumental in creating the psychology department’s honors program, he served as its first director. He also served as assistant department chairman and as director of undergraduate studies. He taught introductory psychology for many years, as well as advanced undergraduate courses and graduate seminars. He served in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1957. An outdoorsman, he enjoyed sailing, skiing, hiking, swimming, and playing tennis. He was also an amateur photographer. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lundeberg, N8423 1251 St., River Falls 54022; two daughters; two granddaughters; and a brother.

Nancy Mortellite Godfrey ’55, of Aurora, Colo.; Dec. 11, of lung cancer. After graduation she was hired by United Airlines as one of its first flight attendants and moved to Cheyenne, Wyo., for training. She earned her real estate license in 1979 and worked for a time as a realtor in Denver. She enjoyed cooking and published recipes in Gourmet. She was also a featured guest on a local news station and was listed in Who’s Who. She is survived by two sons, including Brett, Godfrey & Lapuyade, PC, 9557 S. Kingston Ct., Englewood, Colo. 80112.

Joan Holbrook Nichols ’55, of Hillsdale, N.J.; July 30. She worked as a secretary for Nichols and Co., her husband’s business, for fifteen years. She is survived by her husband, Charles ’53, 37 Windham Rd., Hillsdale 07642.

Eugene P. Rivera ’55, of Warwick, R.I.; Oct. 13. He was a dermatologist in private practice for thirty-eight years. He was also past chief of dermatology at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Providence and a clinical instructor at Brown. A member of the American Academy of Dermatology, he was past secretary of the Rhode Island Medical Society and past treasurer of the New England Dermatological Society. He was a member of the University Club and the 100 Club of Rhode Island. He is survived by his wife, Jean, 1108 Cowesett Rd., Warwick 02886; two sons; two daughters; five grandchildren; and three sisters.

Louis Goldenberg ’56, of Naples, Fla.; April 19, 2001.

Mitchell A. Leaska ’56, of Sunrise, Fla.; July 27. He was a professor of English and humanities in the department of culture and communication at New York Univ. for about forty years. He also taught at the university’s Steinhardt School of Education, where he created the Mitchell Leaska Scholarship Fund. An international lecturer, he authored several books, including The Voice of Tragedy. He was an authority on Virginia Woolf and past president of the Virginia Woolf Society. A piano player and a humanitarian, he is survived by a sister, Victoria Elliott, 50 Wilkinsen St., Putnam, Conn. 06260; a brother; and three cousins.


Dennis S. O’Malley ’61, of San Antonio, Tex.; Dec. 4, of cancer. He was president and CEO of Halo Distributing Co., which distributes Miller beer, from 1978 until he sold the company in 1998. He previously worked his way up to president of the life insurance company Dascit/White & Winston. A civic leader, he was a founder of the San Antonio Parks Foundation and chair of the Alamo Bowl. He served on many boards, was treasurer of Wholesale Beer Distributors of Texas, and was vice chairman of the board of the Univ. of the Incarnate Word, which recently named an amphitheater in his honor. He was named the Optimist Club Man of the Year and the American Marketing Association’s Marketing Man of the Year and Philanthropist of the Year. In 1985 he was the Rey Feo, or Ugly King, who reins over Fiesta in San Antonio. He was a member of El Consejo Real De Reyes Feos Anteriores, which promotes higher education for disadvantaged children. An avid golfer and sailor, he is survived by his wife, Carol; a daughter; twin sons; and a brother, Charles ’60.


Clayton C. Dovey III ’70, of Johnstown, Pa.; Nov. 21, 2001. Phi Kappa Psi.


Marie Moses Irons ’82, of Southfield, Mich.; Dec. 29. Her estranged husband has been charged with her murder. She was executive director of technology for the Pontiac, Mich., school system, where she increased the number of computers in the classrooms and trained teachers and students to use them. She was previously a computer consulting manager at Coopers & Lybrand, a public school teacher in Detroit, and a computer programmer at CSC in Baltimore. Her first job was at Bell Labs in New Jersey. Active in the Brown Club of Michigan, she interviewed prospective Brown undergraduates through the BASC program for several years. She was a trustee of Plymouth United Church of Christ and helped lead Sunday services at Evangelical Nursing Home every month for three years. A dedicated soccer mom, she is survived by her parents, Johnella and Gregory, 5000 Towncenter, Apt. 2606, Southfield 48075; two sons; a brother, Michael ’88; a sister; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Sarah Watchman Burchill ’85, of New Canaan, Conn.; Nov. 29. She was an emergency medical technician with the New Canaan Volunteer Ambulance Corps. She is survived by her husband, Tom; her parents, Bill and Mary Lou Watchman; five children; and two brothers.

Gretchen C. Hupfel ’86, of Atlanta; Dec. 14, of suicide. She was an acclaimed artist who worked in the mediums of photography, sculpture, installation, and jewelry. She was also an assistant professor of art and foundation coordinator at the Univ. of Georgia at Athens. Named “best all-around artist”in the December issue of Atlanta Magazine’s Best of Atlanta, which described her as fearless and prolific, she was the subject of many articles, including a critique by Philip Auslander in the April 2001 Artforum magazine. She had been diagnosed with schizophrenia. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Delaware Art Museum, the High Museum in Atlanta, the American Century Corp., Citibank Corp., Sprint, and Philip Morris, as well as in many private collections. She had solo exhibitions at the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, the Fleisher Art Memorial in Philadelphia, the Deedy Voulkos Gallery in Kansas City, the Kansas City Artists Coalition, the Delaware State Arts Council, and the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center. She was scheduled to have a major solo show at the Marcia Wood Gallery in April. Her work was also a part of numerous group exhibitions. She was previously an assistant professor in the Foundation Program at the Kansas City Art Institute. “Her artwork was both an incredible defying of an illness that had her life in its grip, and a disturbing communication of all of the intangible matter—thought, worries, voices—swimming around in her head and filling the air,” wrote Felicia Feaster in Creative Loafing Atlanta after Hupfel’s death. “At the same time her airborne planes and skies filled with radio waves conveyed a kind of spirituality.” Hupfel received a 1991 Maryland Medici Program Award, a 1992 University Fellowship at the Univ. of Delaware, a 1993 Competitive Tuition Scholarship at the Univ. of Delaware, a 1994 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship through the Delaware State Arts Council, a 1996 Challenge Exhibition Award from Philadelphia’s Fleisher Art Memorial, and a 1997 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship from the Mid-America Arts Alliance. She is survived by her mother, Alice, 241 Fairville Rd., Chadds Ford, Pa. 19317; her father, W. Mott Hupfel Jr.; a sister; and a brother.


Jeanne Fay Manfredi ’95, of Los Angeles; Nov. 2, of a brain tumor. She was a magazine editor and was pursuing a graduate degree in speech pathology. She is survived by her husband, Matt ’93, 575 N. Bronson Ave., Los Angeles 90004; and her parents, Leo and Adrienne Fay.


Ruth Sampson Ashman ’40 A.M. (see ’35).

Nathan E. Pass ’41 A.M. (see ’29).

William S. Verplanck ’41 Ph.D., of Knoxville, Tenn.; Sept. 30. He was a professor emeritus of psychology at the Univ. of Tennessee at Knoxville, where he had been head of the psychology department. After retiring in 1981 he continued to publish and lecture in the United States and abroad. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he had also worked at Indiana Univ., Harvard, Stanford, Oxford, Hunter College, and the Univ. of Maryland. He is survived by a nephew, John V. German.

John K. Bare ’47 Ph.D., of Northfield, Minn.; Feb. 12, 2001.

Walter L. Milne ’47 A.M. (see ’43).

Harold L. Pickering ’47 Ph.D., of Alpine, Calif.; Nov. 1, of congestive heart failure. He retired as head of the computer division at Standard Oil Co. He was involved in the founding of that division. He is survived by his wife, Lorene Lucille, and a brother, Laurence, 26979 Barclay Rd., Templeville, Md. 21670.

Clark E. Corliss ’52 Ph.D., of Memphis; Oct. 31. He was an emeritus professor of microscopic and gross anatomy at the Univ. of Tennessee Health Science Center. A member of First Congregational Church, he was a moderator and served on the organ-restoration and pulpit committees. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and received the Purple Heart. He was a Meals on Wheels volunteer for the Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association, a board member of the Mason YMCA, a volunteer timer for swimming events at the YMCA and the Jewish Community Center, and a judge for local science fairs. He was a member of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America and the Mustang Club. He is survived by his wife, Anita; two sons, including Jeffrey ’76; a daughter; two grandchildren, including Laura ’04; and two sisters.

Rodrique M. Sutherland ’61 M.A.T., of Sun City West, Ariz.; June 6. He was a professor emeritus of biology at Assumption College in Worcester, Mass. During his thirty-one years at the college, he served as chairman of the department of natural sciences. He was also a research associate in neurology at Clark Univ. in Worcester for more than twenty years. His main publications were in the Journal of Comparative Neurology and concerned fine nerve-fiber systems in animals; the research used electron microscopy techniques. He was a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the National Association of Biology Teachers, the New England Society of Electron Microscopists, the Electron Microscopical Society of America, and the American Society of Zoologists. He is survived by his wife, Constance; three sons, including Phil, 4225 Goldenrod Ln. North, Plymouth, Minn. 55441; a daughter; and three grandchildren.

Myung W. Lee ’70 Ph.D., of North Augusta, S.C.; Dec. 18, 1999. Survivors include his wife, Younghi, 1926 Byrnes Rd., North Augusta 29841.

James Edward Horsfield ’72 A.M., of Herndon, Va.; Nov. 22, of cancer. He retired in November as chief of the research-support and training branch in the U.S. Agriculture Department’s Economic Research Service. He spent thirty-seven years working for the department in Michigan and Pennsylvania before coming to Washington, D.C., in the late 1970s. He helped develop the department’s data-dissemination program, organizing information for farmers and officials about worldwide crop statistics. He also helped establish the Economic Research Service’s information services division. He served in the U.S. Navy in the late 1960s. He was past president of the Money’s Corner Homeowners Association in Herndon, Reston Youth Baseball, and the Virginia Draft Horse and Mule Association, of which he was treasurer at the time of his death. He also volunteered with Habitat for Humanity. He is survived by his wife, Elaine; two sons; a sister; and a brother.


Marlene T. Eckerle, of Barrington, R.I.; Jan. 14. She was codirector of health services at Brown and a clinical assistant professor of pediatrics in the medical school. She joined health services in 1982 as a staff physician, was named associate medical director two years later, and became codirector in 1989. She was also the supervising physician in the Adolescent Clinic at Rhode Island Hospital. She served as a diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners in 1978. A former communicant of Holy Cross Church in Latonia, Ky., she is survived by her husband, James Dunn; her mother, Eleanor; four sisters; and three brothers.

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