By The Editors / May / June 2003
June 22nd, 2007


Helen Mathews Horrigan ’29, of Milton, Mass.; Dec. 6. A former trust officer at Fiduciary Trust Co. in Boston for forty years, she was a member and supporter of numerous civic and cultural organizations, including the Boston Athenaeum, the Italian Historical Society, and the Boston College Golden Eagles. A Carney Hospital volunteer for many years, she was also an avid golfer. She is survived by two stepdaughters and a stepson.


Edythe Olevson Kane Winslow ’31, of Providence; Jan. 8. She was a member of Temple Beth-El, its Sisterhood, and Hadassah. She was also a member of the Miriam Hospital Women’s Association and is survived by a daughter, Diana Kane Cohen ’55; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Russell G. Davy ’33, of Mexico City; Oct. 15, 1999.

John R. Ewan ’33, of Chevy Chase, Md.; Dec. 13. He practiced internal medicine in Washington, D.C., until retiring in 1986. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, 3810 Blackthorn St., Chevy Chase 20815.

Ethel Lalonde Savoie ’33, of Hamden, Conn.; Jan. 2. She was past president of the Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island and the Notre Dame Hospital Auxiliaries. She was president of her Pembroke class for several years and had been active in the Brown Alumni Association. A past member of the Pembroke alumnae reading group and an active bridge player, she is survived by four daughters, a son, and sixteen grandchildren.

William R. Stockbridge ’33, of Walnut Creek, Calif.; Nov. 30. He retired in 1973 as medical claims manager for the Pacific division of Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. He is survived by his wife, Carol, 1857 Newell Ave., Walnut Creek 94595; a son; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Robert F. Jones ’34, of Woodbury, Conn.; Jan. 19. He retired in 1984 as executive vice president of the W. J. Burton Insurance Agency in Woodbury and Pomperaug Associates in Southbury, Conn. A state representative from 1962 to 1966, he was a member of the Woodbury Republican Town Committee. He was also past president of the Woodbury Parent Teacher Association, a member of the high school and library building committees, a committee chairman of Boy Scout Troop 54, and a member of the Lions Club. He served on the board of deacons and the stewardship committee of North Congregational Church. A Mayflower descendant, he is survived by five sons, including Richard ’64 and Douglas ’71, twelve grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

William H. McLaughlin ’35, of Cape Coral, Fla.; Dec. 30. He retired in 1967 as president of W. H. McLaughlin Co. Active in Democratic Party politics, he was a member of the Democratic Executive Committee and the Demo-cratic clubs of Cape Coral and Bonita Springs, Fla. He was also a member of the Democratic Women’s Club of Lee County. He was active in the Bonita Beach Improvement Association and the Saints and Sinners Philanthropic Tent of Cape Coral. A life member of the Florida Silver-Haired Legislature, he served as speaker of the House for two years. He served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during World War II. He is survived by his wife, Katherine, 1919 S.E. 45th St., Cape Coral 33904, and two brothers, Eugene ’36, ’41 A.M. and Edward ’40.

Carolyn Troy Watts ’35, of Cincinnati; Dec. 4. She retired as assistant manager and producer for classical-music station WGUC–FM at the University of Cincinnati. She became the station’s first announcer in 1960, hosted a number of popular and award-winning programs, and helped plan the 40th anniversary celebration in 2000. Up until her death she taught at the Institute for Learning and Retirement at the University of Cincinnati. She was also an accomplished pianist. She joined WKRC in Cincinnati in 1948 as its music director. In 1954 she joined WSAI in Cincinnati, where she hosted her own radio show. Early in her career she played piano on her mother’s daily radio program on the Yankee radio network and was a pianist at the Biltmore Hotel in Providence. During World War II she ran a bandage center for the Red Cross and played piano for the USO, the Officer’s Club in Providence, and the Newport Naval Hospital. Phi Beta Kappa. She is survived by two daughters and four grandchildren.

Franklin Curtiss ’36, of Sheffield, Mass.; Sept. 28. He was president of the Import/Export Co. in New York City. A lifetime resident of Sheffield, he served as a town selectman for ten years and was the Republican candidate for state representative in the 4th Berkshire District in 1992. An original trustee of the Berkshire-Litchfield Environmental Council, he was active in successfully opposing a 1970s hydroelectric project that would have flooded 6,000 acres of Sheffield and parts of Mount Washington and Salisbury, Conn. He was a member of American Legion Post 340 and the Berkshire Bar Association. He served in the U.S. Army from 1940 to 1945 with the 1st Infantry Division, receiving the Expert Combat Infantry Badge, two battle stars, and the Purple Heart after being wounded in Tunisia, North Africa. He is survived by his wife, Jean, 685 N. Undermountain Rd., Sheffield 01257; three daughters; and three grandsons.

Barbara Hubbard ’36, of Wethersfield, Conn.; Nov. 30. She was the history librarian at the New Britain (Conn.) Public Library, where she founded the local-history section. She retired in 1981. She started her career at the Montpelier (Vt.) Library and then worked in libraries at Middlebury College, Mt. Holyoke College, and Cornell.

Muriel Baker Stone ’37, ’38 Sc.M., of Miami; July 19. She was a homemaker and volunteer with a local theater arts league and Visiting Nurse Association. She was involved in microbiology research earlier in her life.

Walter W. “Bill” Burbank ’37, of Lookout Mountain, Tenn.; Jan. 1. He owned Burbank Yarn, which dealt in carpet yarns, with his son in Dalton, Ga. He was previously head of the automotive carpet department at Collins and Aikman. He had also been assistant manager at JCPenney in Zanesville, Ohio, and an instructor in the training department at Lord & Taylor. A World War II veteran, he helped start the Milwaukee, Wis., National Guard squadron and flew missions hunting German submarines from Fort Dix, N.J., and Hyannis, Mass. He later served as a liaison officer for the fifth naval district in Norfolk, Va., and headed procurement for the U.S. Air Force under the commanding general’s staff in Dayton, Ohio. He rose to the rank of major. He served on the vestry and as chairman of the outreach committee at the Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal church. He was also president of Dismas House. He founded the Elders Golf Tournament at Lookout Mountain Golf Club and was a member of the Chattanooga Investment Club and a former member of the Fairyland Club. He played varsity basketball and baseball at Brown, was captain of the soccer team during an undefeated season in the Ivy League, and was awarded many honors for his campus leadership activities. He is survived by his wife, Laura, 122 Fairy Trail, Lookout Mountain 37350; three children; eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Alice Curran Kierst ’37, of Albuquerque, N.Mex.; Nov. 15, 1999.

Kenneth White ’39, of Cumberland, R.I.; Jan. 29. He was a real estate broker, first with his father at White & White in Providence and later as a partner at Large & White in Cumberland. He retired in 1977. A decorated U.S. Navy commander, he was a World War II veteran, serving as a dive-bomber pilot aboard the Hornet in the Pacific. He saw action at the battles of Midway and Santa Cruz and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal, and the Purple Heart. After the sinking of the Hornet he trained pilots in carrier landings at San Diego Naval Air Station and was landing signal officer aboard the Kula Gulf; he retired from the navy in 1962. A birthright member of the Religious Society of Friends, he had been a member of the Providence Monthly Meeting of Friends and was a supporter of Quaker education. He was past president of the Providence Board of Realtors and taught real estate courses at Johnson & Wales University. He was president of the Rotary Club of Pawtucket in 1974 and was a member of the Arnold Mills Community House and the Cumberland Community-ites. He was on the board of Learning for Life, was a past board member of the Arnold Mills Cemetery Association, and was a founding member of the Abbott Run Valley Club. He enjoyed playing the saxophone and writing. He is survived by his wife, Auriel, 374 Abbott Run Valley Rd., Cumberland 02864; a daughter; two sons; seven grandchildren; two sisters; and a brother.


Mary “Polly” Tirrell English ’40, of Grafton, Mass.; Dec. 30, of a heart attack. She was the staff nurse at the former Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology in Shrewsbury, Mass., from 1967 to 1986, providing support for scientists working in reproductive endocrinology. She previously worked at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Worcester. She started her career as an instructor in surgical nursing at Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. She is survived by a daughter, Victoria English Ellington, 39 Calabria Rd., London N5 1 HZ, England ; a son; and four grandchildren.

Jonathan Goodwin ’40, of Port Jefferson, N.Y.; Jan. 2. He retired as a vice president in charge of the trust department at Connecticut Bank and Trust. A second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II, he served in the Pacific. He is survived by his wife, Carolann, a son, a stepdaughter, two sisters, and two brothers.

Miriam O’Brien Meehan ’40, of Providence; Dec. 14. She retired after more than thirty years as a special-education teacher in Providence. She is survived by a sister, two nephews, and a niece.

Jane Clapp Burgess ’41, of Medford, N.J.; Jan. 6, after a long struggle with lung cancer. She was a longtime community activist and volunteer in Needham, Mass., and later in Medford, where she had lived since 1980. A Quaker, she was active in the New England and Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends, and served with the American Friends Service Committee. She helped form Metco, a program that brings inner-city Boston children to public school in the suburbs. She is survived by her husband, Samuel ’38, ’41 Sc.M., 108 Medford Leas, Medford 08055; a daughter, Martha Burgess Kroch ’66; a son; and five grandchildren.

Robert W. Closs ’41, of Rhinebeck, N.Y.; Dec. 22. He retired as a claims adjuster after a long career in the insurance industry. A corporal in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II, he is survived by his wife, Kay; a son; a daughter; and two grandchildren.

George P. Conard II ’41, of Lower Saucon Township, Pa.; Jan. 12. He was a professor emeritus in the metallurgy and materials-science department of Lehigh University, where he had worked for thirty-three years, serving as department chair from 1969 to 1977. He was a visiting professor at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea, in 1975 and 1982. An elder and deacon of First Presbyterian Church in Bethlehem, Pa., he was a commander in the U.S. Naval Reserve during World War II, serving in the Admiralty Islands. He was a member of the American Society of Metals, the American Association of Metallurgical Engineers, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Sigma Xi. He was also a member of the Springfield Township Lions Club and a volunteer for Meals on Wheels of Northampton County for seventeen years. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; three daughters; two grandchildren; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; and a brother.

Alexander Murdoch ’41, of Northeast Harbor, Maine; Jan. 14. He was a research polymer chemist at Connecticut Hard Rubber Co. and at Armstrong Rubber Co. He retired in 1969, then worked as a tire sales representative for several years, traveling to customers in rural northern Maine. On one of those trips he acquired a camp on Little Jo Mary Lake, where he and his family spent many summers. He was active in the Bar Harbor and Mount Desert chambers of commerce. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he saw action in Iwo Jima and was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, the Asiatic/Pacific Theater Ribbon, and the Victory Medal. He was a lifelong member of the American Chemical Society. He enjoyed hiking, golfing, listening to music, reading, and making Shaker-style furniture. He was a member of the Brown hockey team. Beta Theta Pi. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Alexander Murdoch, P.O. Box 998, Northeast Harbor 04662; four sons; six grandchildren; and a sister.

Gordon D. “Bud” Swaffield ’43, of Wolfeboro, N.H.; Feb. 4. He was owner and president of the Kingswood Press in Wolfeboro for thirty-six years. He was previously an employee of that company. He served as vice president of the class of ’43 for fifteen years. He was also a past president of the Wolfeboro Chamber of Commerce, a charter member and past president of the Wolfeboro Lions Club, a former chairman of the Wolfeboro Parks and Playgrounds Committee, a past director of the Abenaki Water Ski Club, a past director of the New Hampshire Graphic Arts Association, and a former deacon of the First Congregational Church of Wolfeboro. He was a member of the Wolfe boro Railroad Study Committee, the Wolfeboro Town Docks Committee, the Mt. Washington Observatory, and the New Hampshire Antique and Classic Boat Society. He served in the U.S. Army Transportation Corps on the USS West Point, which carried troops to and from the European and Pacific theaters. A sports fan, he also enjoyed bird watching. He owned a 1914 Laker named Loon, which won many prizes in antique and classic boat shows. He is survived by his wife, Nancy, P.O. Box 506, Wolfeboro 03894; two daughters; a son; five grandchildren, including Hilary ’06; and a brother, F. Hartwell ’37.

Rose Mary Canning ’44, ’48 Sc.M., of London; June 15. She worked for IBM from 1953 until she retired in 1988. Her duties included computer programming and supervising training and programming groups. She established and supervised the Washington, D.C., office of Service Bureau Corp., an IBM subsidiary, and worked on Project Mercury in Cape Canaveral, Fla. She also planned large commercial data-processing systems. In 1963 she transferred to IBM World Trade in London, where she continued planning data-processing systems for commercial and governmental organizations, including the Bank of England. She was previously a staff mathematician at MIT and a research assistant in applied mathematics at Brown. She started her career at Chance Vought Aircraft Corp. in Stratford, Conn. Her interests included theater, reading, and music. She was a member of the Kent County Cricket Club and is survived by a brother, Thomas, 7019 Rue de Marquis, Naples, Fla. 34108.

Robert B. Lynch ’44, of Cranston, R.I.; Jan. 8. He was a retired businessman and a preservationist. He and his late wife restored and became the innkeepers of the Nathaniel Porter Inn in Warren, R.I.; he sold the inn last year. He had been vice president of marketing at Taco Heaters, where he worked for twenty-two years. He also worked for Textron and Carol Cable. With his wife he helped preserve Cranston landmarks including the Joy Homestead and Sprague Mansion. He was former president of the Cranston Historical Society. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he served on the Harry W. Bower in the Pacific and participated in the Battle of Iwo Jima, shooting down thirteen enemy planes, for which his unit received a presidential citation. He was vice president of the Cranston Chamber of Commerce and served on the board of managers of the Cranston and Greater Providence YMCA. He helped organize the Pawtuxet Rangers, a Rhode Island militia unit. He was a commissioner of the Rhode Island Bicentennial Commission and the Rhode Island Heritage Commission. He chaired the Providence Art Club. He was a member of the Preservation Society of Newport and the Kentish Guard. He is survived by two sons, including Robert ’69; and two brothers, including Raymond ’42.

Donald H. Gardner ’45, of East Providence; Dec. 8. He had been a vice president of the former Standard Die Set Co. and had also worked for Aero Machinery before he retired. A longtime resident of Cranston, R.I., he was a board member of the William Hall Library and a member of the University Club in Providence, the Brown Faculty Club, the Edgewood Yacht Club in Cranston, and the Dunes Club in Narragansett. He was active in alumni affairs at Providence Country Day School and at Brown. A U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II, he served as a lieutenant. He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, where he taught Sunday school for many years. He is survived by a son, two daughters, and three grandchildren. He was the husband of the late Dorothy Moyer Gardner ’49 (see below).

Carolyn “Kay” Short Keys ’45, of Littleton, Colo.; Jan. 26, of infections acquired while in the hospital for surgical repairs to her pacemaker. She taught sixth grade for around fourteen years in Hacienda Heights, Calif., where she was known for having her class paint murals on the hallway walls of the school. She was also active in the Girl Scouts, serving as a troop leader, and in the PTA in Culver City, Calif. She enjoyed reading and cartoon drawing. She is survived by her husband, Dick, 2483 Houstoun Waring Cir., Littleton 80120; a son; two daughters; and two granddaughters.

David E. Rothar ’45, of Orlando, Fla.; Jan. 18. He was a retired electronics engineer at Lockheed Martin. He served as a lieutenant junior grade in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Sigma Chi. He is survived by his wife, Patricia, 534 Jennie Jewel Dr., Orlando 32806; a daughter; a son; and a granddaughter.

Joseph J. Vasta ’46, of North Wales, Pa.; Nov. 18. He was a registered professional engineer at Teleflex in North Wales, at Tinius Olson Testing Machine Co. in Willow Grove, Pa., and at Earle Gear in Philadelphia. He retired in 1991. A private pilot, he was a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and the Cessna Aircraft Owners Club. He was also a member of the McLeod-Mayall American Legion Post and the Knights of Columbus. Active in the Boy Scouts, he was a member of the Alpha Romeo Automobile Club and the Sons of Italy. He served as a judge of elections in North Wales’s third ward. He attended retreats at the Men of Malvern retreat house at St. Joseph-in-the-Hills. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as an aviation cadet. A member of St. Rose of Lima Church, he is survived by his wife, Josephine, 414 S. Tenth St., North Wales 19454; a son; a daughter; two grandchildren; and a sister.

Ruth Sherwood Thomas ’47, of Harlingen, Tex.; Jan. 4. She was a homemaker and a crossing guard. She was a member of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Harlingen, and a former member of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church and its women’s group in Worcester, Mass. A Brownie and Girl Scout leader, she was part of many groups and is survived by her husband, Lester; three daughters; four grandchildren; and four sisters, including Mary Louise Sherwood Steere ’43, Caroline Sherwood Peck ’45, and Barbara Sherwood Sinkinson ’45.

Donald W. Mathewson ’48, of Cranston, R.I.; Jan. 27. He retired after many years as a journeyman sheet-metal worker at Robert Lehman Co. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Beneficent Congregation Church in Providence. He is survived by his wife, Doris, 44 Forsythia Ln., Cranston 02920; a daughter; a brother; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Constance McIlwain Michael ’48, of Door County, Wis.; May 8, 2002, after a long struggle with cancer. She was active in community activities and organizations including the Milwaukee Public Museum and the Brown Alumni Association. She served as president of the College Endowment Association and volunteered for many years at Columbia Hospital. A lacrosse, hockey, and tennis player at Pembroke, she also enjoyed paddle tennis, skiing, sailing, and hiking. She is survived by two sons, two daughters, three grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.

Dorothy Moyer Gardner ’49, of Cranston, R.I.; Aug. 2, 1999. She retired as a director of J. W. Riker Real Estate. She was the wife of the late Donald H. Gardner ’45 (see above).

Allan F. Herschell ’49, of Lockport, N.Y.; May 26, 2001.

James F. Kerr ’49, of Pawtucket, R.I.; Jan. 19. He was a retired employee of the Rhode Island Lottery. He previously worked in sales at Pitney-Bowes for many years. He served in World War II in the U.S. Army Air Forces and the U.S. Navy. A member of the Italian Dramatic Club and a communicant of St. Teresa Church, he is survived by his wife, Patricia, 179 Mt. Vernon Blvd., Pawtucket 02861; two sons; two daughters; three grandchildren; and two brothers.

Arthur W. Tower ’49, of Warwick, R.I.; Feb. 2. He was a marketing manager at the former Container Corp. of America’s national container division for thirty-five years, retiring in 1983. A member of the Providence Committee on Foreign Relations, he was past president and chairman of the World Affairs Council of Rhode Island. He served in World War II with the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division and received a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star. He was a charter member of the 82nd Airborne Division Association and a member of the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment. He was a member of the East Greenwich (R.I.) Yacht Club, the Potowomut Golf Club, the Brown Faculty Club, and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in East Greenwich. He is survived by two sons, a daughter, a granddaughter, a great-granddaughter, and two sisters.


Joseph R. Bolger ’50, of South Portland, Maine; Feb. 2, 2002. He was a retired Episcopal priest.

George E. Chapin Jr. ’50, of Columbia, S.C.; Jan. 17. He retired as center inspector general of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 1986 after more than thirty-five years of active federal service. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean and Vietnam wars and in occupied Berlin from 1960 to 1963. A charter member of the U.S. Army Order of Military Medical Merit, he received the Army Medical Department Medallion and the Army Medical Service Corps Medallion. After graduation he worked briefly at Brown. He is survived by his wife, Myrtle “Terry” Terrell Chapin, 420 Walker St., Columbia 29205; two sons; four daughters; and seven grandchildren.

Gordon R. Bryan ’51, of Tucson, Ariz.; Jan. 28. After retiring as a U.S. Navy captain, he became a consultant for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, inspecting civilian nuclear power plants around the country before retiring in 1990. He attended officers’ submarine school, nuclear-power school, and naval-justice school. During his military career he served on the USS Jarvis, a destroyer stationed in the Korean waters. He was attached to five submarines, serving as commanding officer of the USS Stonewall Jackson and the USS Von Steuben. He then served as battalion officer at the U.S. Naval Academy. He commanded the submarine tender USS Gilmore in Sardinia, providing logistics support to deployed nuclear-powered submarines. In 1978 he took command of the new Trident submarine base in Bangor, Wash., his last assignment before he retired. He received the Meritorious Unit Commendation with four stars, the Navy Commendation Medal with a Gold Star, the Meritorious Service Medal with a Gold Star, and the Korean Presidential Unit Citation. As a young boy he worked on a dairy farm. He enjoyed hunting and fishing as a young man and later enjoyed traveling and rock hounding.. He is survived by his wife, Judith, 37810 S. Rolling Hills Dr., Tucson 85739; two sons; four stepchildren; three grandchildren; and a sister-in-law.

James A. Coleman Jr. ’51, of Mooresville, N.C.; Dec. 6. He was an independent insurance agent. He formerly owned Coleman Brokerage, a real estate development company, and the Wharf restaurant in Annapolis, Md. In the 1960s he served in the Maryland National Guard as a staff sergeant. In 1961 he cofounded DeWitt Hall junior college in Connecticut. He is survived by three children and eight grandchildren.

Russell C. Gower ’52, of Providence; Jan. 17. He retired as owner and broker of Gower and Co. Real Estate, which he founded in 1969 after entering the real estate business in 1954. A preservationist, he restored the 18th-century Corliss House on South Main Street in Providence in the early 1970s and turned it into his company’s main office. The Providence Journal called the renovation “a cornerstone to the revitalization of the East Side Historic District.” Gower was board president of the Wiggins Village Trust and a member of the Providence Historic District Commission, the Heritage Foundation of Rhode Island, the American Cancer Society’s local board, and Adelphi Lodge 33, F&AM. He also served as chairman of the Providence Planning Commission. He was a past president of the Turks Head Club and a past member of Wannamoisett Country Club in Rumford, R.I., and Acoaxet Club in Westport, R.I. He is survived by his wife, Anne T. Hopkins, two sons, a daughter, a brother, a sister, and five grandchildren.

W. Miller Laughton ’52, of Quincy, Mass.; June 25, 2002.

Robert A. MacDonald ’52, of New Milford, Conn., Feb. 25, after a three-year struggle with cancer. He worked for Muller & Phipps in Hawaii, Singapore, and Bangkok, where he was managing director. He traveled extensively throughout Southeast Asia. After being diagnosed with cancer, he volunteered with the American Cancer Society and worked at the New Milford Regional Cancer Center, where he also received treatment. He was honored several times by the Cancer Center for his volunteer work with other cancer patients. New Milford mayor Bob Gambino proclaimed January 23, 2003, a day to honor MacDonald for his service to the patients and staff of the Cancer Center. MacDonald served in the U.S. Army in Berlin. Delta Upsilon. He is survived by his wife, Janine; two daughters, including Michele, 100 Old Lancaster Rd., Sudbury, Mass. 01776; four grandchildren; a sister; and a brother.

Warren A. Stromberg ’52, of Marblehead, Mass.; Dec. 5, after a brief illness. He taught social studies in the Swampscott, Mass., public schools from 1960 until he retired in 1994. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1952 to 1956, rising to the rank of first lieutenant. He is survived by a son, two daughters, and a brother.

C. Ashby Dean ’54, of Delaware, Ohio; Jan. 15. He was a manufacturer’s representative at the Columbus Gift Mart. He previously ran Ashby Dean Ltd. gift stores in Providence. A strong supporter of Brown hockey, he was active in the inception of women’s hockey at Brown. He was a member of St. Mary’s Church and the Sawmill Athletic Club. He volunteered with youth groups at the Scioto Village adolescent correctional facility and was a lifelong blood donor for the Red Cross. He served as a fighter pilot in the U.S. Air Force from 1952 to 1957. Psi Upsilon. He is survived by his wife, Deborah, two daughters, a son, eight grandchildren, three sisters, and a brother.

Inabeth Rabinowitz Miller ’56, of Cambridge, Mass.; Jan. 18, of complications from an abdominal infection. An educator and author, she was a nationally recognized leader in the use of technology to foster learning for both children and adults. She is credited with turning the Massachusetts Corp. for Educational Telecommunications into a leading developer of distance-learning programs. For the past two years she had been vice president for business development at CELT Corp., which consults with school systems. She was involved with NASA on the Mars Project at its Jet Propulsion Laboratory. She served on President Clinton’s education transition team in 1992 and was awarded the 1994 Computerworld/Smithsonian Information Technology Leadership Award for Education. The author of books and articles, she was past president of the Jason Foundation for Education, vice president of academic affairs at the Massachusetts Communications College, director of educational outreach for the Boston Museum of Science, and director of the Gutman Library at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She was chairwoman emeritus of the U.S. Distance Learning Association and had been a university lecturer and librarian. She is survived by her husband, William ’53, 75 Cambridge Pkwy., #108, Cambridge 02142; two sons, including Scott ’81; two daughters, Cathy Miller Schlosberg ’80 and Marcy Miller Schaffir ’87; sons-in-law Jeremy Schlosberg ’80 and Jonathan Schaffir ’87, ’90 M.D.; nine grandchildren; and a brother.

Marshall F. Campbell Jr. ’57, of Weston, Mass.; Dec. 18. He was active in the Boston investment community during his long career in business, spending many years with Advest and with Butcher and Singer. He served as president of the Union Boat Club of Boston from 1975 to 1977. Active in the United Way, he was a member of the Golden Ball Tavern Museum. He coached youth hockey for thirteen years. His love of the ocean led him to summer in Maine and in South Dartmouth, Mass., where he was a member of St. Aiden’s Chapel. He was also a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church of Weston. He played varsity hockey at Brown. Psi Upsilon. He is survived by his wife, Martha, 42 Ripley Ln., Weston 02493; his stepmother; two daughters, including Elisabeth Campbell Archie ’83; a son; son-in-law Tom Archie ’82; seven grandchildren; and a brother.

Patricia Hofmann Landmann ’57, of East Sandwich, Mass.; June 25.

Harold Mark ’58, of Fairfield, Conn.; Nov. 22, after a long struggle with leukemia. He was vice president of metallic stearates and business development at Baerlocher USA, the U.S. division of Baerlocher GmbH of Munich. He was a fellow of the Royal Chemical Society in London and held several patents. He served in the U.S. Army Special Forces. A member of Congregation Beth El of Fairfield, he is survived by his wife, Madeline, 180 Stillson Rd., Fairfield 06825; a son; a daughter; a grandson; and a sister.

James E. Rohan ’58, of St. Louis; Feb. 20, 2002.

Louis T. Gundlach ’59, of Mission Viejo, Calif.; Aug. 4, 2001. He was a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps.

John J. Orr II ’59, of Narragansett, R.I.; Jan. 5. He was president for forty-two years of John J. Orr & Son shipping company, a stevedore operation at the Port of Providence that his grandfather established in 1899. He served as president of the Rhode Island Shipping Association, the North Atlantic Port Association, and the Propeller Club of Narragansett. He was a director and president of National Maritime Safety Association and chairman of the North American Marine Terminal Lumber Conference. He was a member of the Point Judith Country Club. He received an award in 1968 for helping rescue a man and girl from the Providence River. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, South Cliff Dr.; two daughters; two granddaughters; and two sisters, including Helen Orr Daley ’48.


Cameron D. Rodger ’60, of Ashland, Mass.; Jan. 29, 2002.

James V. Shircliff ’61, of Lynchburg, Va.; July 17, after a long struggle with cancer. He was most recently president of Sign Waves and managing partner of the Shircliff Partnership. He joined his family’s Pepsi-Cola bottling business in 1964, eventually becoming general manager of the beverage division of General Cinema Corp. He was president of the Virginia Soft Drink Association and the Virginia Pepsi-Cola Bottlers Association. In 1975 he was executive director of the National Industrial Energy Council. He entered broadcasting in 1977 as president of the Jamarbo Corp., which owned two Lynchburg radio stations, and was elected president of the Virginia Association of Broadcasters and the Virginia Associated Press Broadcasters. He served on the state’s Public Telecommunications Board and the Virginia-Israel Commission. He was named to the National Advisory Council of the U.S. Small Business Administration during the presidency of George H.W. Bush. From 1983 to 1988 he was president of Swensen’s of Virginia, which owned restaurants and ice cream parlors, and was elected to the executive committee of the National Swensen’s Owners’ Council. The Greater Lynchburg Chamber of Commerce awarded him its 1999 Centurion Award. A volunteer for the Boy Scouts and the United Way, he was past district governor of Rotary International, past president of the Lynchburg Rotary Club, and a Paul Harris Fellow. Hee was on the board of Central Virginia Community College Foundation and on the president’s council at Randolph-Macon Women’s College. A trustee of the Culver Educational Foundation and Virginia Episcopal School, he is survived by his wife, Sally, four daughters, a son; five grandchildren, a sister, and a brother.

Eugene W. Lewis III ’62, of Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich.; Jan. 10, of complications from heart surgery. He was a partner of Morris, Rowland, Prekel, Frederick, Lewis & Lewinski, where he practiced real estate and tax law. He was involved with many charities in greater Detroit, including the Michigan Humane Society, for which he donated legal services and helped with budgeting and fund-raising. He served as trustee of the Detroit Institute of Children and also donated services to the Grosse Point Memorial Church. He served as president of the University Club of Detroit and the local Brown Club. He was trustee for the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Lodge No. 34, and was a member of the Grosse Pointe Club. He is survived by two sons and two grandchildren.

Giboney G. Whyte ’63; of New York City; Jan. 16, of ovarian cancer. She was a broadcast producer and she played in an old-time string ensemble. She is survived by her friend Joshua Shapiro, a daughter, a grandson, a sister, and a brother.

Susan Schwartz Lowndes ’64, of Arlington, Mass.; Dec. 11. She was a priest of the Christian Community in Brookline, Mass. Ordained at the age of fifty, she previously taught philosophy at the college level for about twenty years, most recently at Rockland Community College in Suffern, N.Y. She interviewed prospective Brown undergraduates through the BASC program. She is survived by her father, Robert; a daughter, Alexandra Stockwell, 62 Wenham Rd., Topsfield, Mass. 01983; a son; two grandchildren; and a sister. 1970s Benjamin R. “Rusty” Magee ’77, of New York City; Feb. 16, of colon cancer. He was an actor, cabaret artist, comedian, and composer and lyricist for theater, television, film, and commercials. He coproduced and wrote music for hundreds of one-act plays as musical director and cofounder of the West Bank Cafe Downstairs theater bar in New York City. He performed stand-up comedy from the piano at colleges, clubs, and corporate events nationwide, and was music director of the Irish Repertory Theatre in New York City. He won a New York Outer Critics’ Circle award in 1993 for his music and lyrics for Molière’s Scapin. His full-length musical The Green Heart was produced by the Manhattan Theatre Club. His children’s Christmas opera, Flurry Tale, is being developed by American Opera Projects in New York City. He arranged and performed the music for the Tony Award–winning production of The House of Blue Leaves at Lincoln Center and on Broadway and PBS. He wrote the music for Moonwork’s productions of What You Will and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He wrote the music and lyrics for several American Repertory Theatre productions and cowrote the musical The Czar of Rock and Roll. He was an actor in the film Hannah and Her Sisters and onstage in The Irish … And How They Got That Way. He also wrote music for The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss on Nickelodeon and Arthur and His Lucky Pencil, which appeared at Radio City Music Hall. He received the Coming Up Taller award in 2000 from First Lady Hillary Clinton for his work at the 52nd Street Project, a theater company for children in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of New York City. He received an honorary degree from the Yale School of Drama, where he had been a musical consultant. He also wrote the musical 1919: A Baseball Opera. His cabaret anthem “New York Romance” was performed at Carnegie Hall by his wife, Alison Fraser, who survives him. Other survivors are his mother, Bettie, a son, and two brothers.


R. Shaun Doherty ’84, of San Jose, Calif.; June 19, 2002, as the result of an auto accident. He was CEO of He enjoyed running, golfing, and traveling with his family. He played varsity hockey at Brown. He is survived by his wife, Beth; his mother, Susan; two children; a brother; and two sisters.

Madeleine Becker Godevais ’83, of Austin, Tex.; Jan. 28. She worked in marketing at Hewlett-Packard in Austria and France until 1994, when she left to raise her children. In 1984 she was the only American selected to join the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna, Austria. In high school she won four consecutive gold medals in the Long Island Math Fair. An avid horseback rider, she is survived by her husband, Stephane; her parents, Margarete and Allan Becker; two children; and a brother.


Ann V. Simon ’90, of Berkeley, Calif.; Feb. 24, after a ten-month struggle with brain cancer. An accomplished poet, she was pursuing a Ph.D. in rhetoric at UC Berkeley. Her dissertation, on the creation of an alternative feminist rhetoric modeled on the writings of Virginia Woolf, Gertrude Stein, and Mary Daly, is being submitted for posthumous awarding of a doctorate. She twice won UC Berkeley’s highest honor in creative writing, the Eisner Prize for Creative Achievement in Literature. She participated frequently in Bay Area public readings and created writing workshops for children, hospital patients, and homeless teenage girls. She held poetry residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center in rural Minnesota, and taught at Berkeley and San Francisco State. Her poems appeared in Exquisite Corpse, Trivia, Prosodia, Mirage, Idiom, and Clamour, as well as in chapbooks published by Occasional Seven Bumps and Idiom Press. Her poetry will be published in two books, Selected Poems and Collected Poems. In May her department gave her a special commendation. Louisiana State University, where she received an M.F.A., is naming a dissertation award after her. Phi Beta Kappa. She is survived by her life partner, Brian Bulkowski ’89, 1065 Cragmont Ave., Berkeley 94708.; her parents, Carl Simon and Bernadette Banky; and a brother.


Mary L. Interlandi ’05, of Nashville; Feb. 10, while on leave from Brown. Her interests included music, poetry, Buddhism, feminism, and martial arts. A graduate of the University School of Nashville, she is survived by her parents, Beth and John; grandparents Marjorie and John Compton and Grace Interlandi Howell; two sisters; and nine aunts and uncles.

Sarah R. LaMendola ’04, of Weston, Conn.; Feb. 5, unexpectedly from pulmonary thrombolembolis. A geophysics and math concentrator, she had just returned to campus after a semester studying abroad in New Zealand. She had applied for a UTRA fellowship to do research in hydrogeology with Professor Jack Hermance. A DJ at Brown, she also enjoyed art projects, especially making cards. In high school she was an All-State swimmer, a lighting manager for school plays, and a soup-kitchen volunteer. She is survived by her parents, Alene and Joe, 14 Ravenwood Dr., Weston 06883; and a sister. Contributions may be directed to the Geological Sciences Department, Sarah LaMendola Fund, Box 1846, Providence 02912.


Muriel Baker Stone ’38 Sc.M. (see ’37).

Arthur A. Brown ’41 Ph.D., of Glastonbury, Conn.; Jan. 19. He retired in 1977 as chief of quality engineering at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft. He started his career as an experimental test engineer at that company and was a technical adviser to several U.S. Atomic Energy Commission contractor-selection boards. He also served as chairman of several NACA subcommittees. A fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, he was a member of the American Physical Society and the American Society for Quality Control. He was active in local government during the 1960s, serving on the Glastonbury Public Building Commission, the Board of Education, and the Republican Town Committee. A past president of the Hartford Ski Club, he was a member of the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Four Thousand Footer Club, having climbed all of New Hampshire’s 4,000-foot peaks. He enjoyed swimming, playing tennis, traveling, and horticulture. He is survived by his wife, Edith, 1177 Hebron Ave., #200, Glastonbury 06033; a son; a daughter; and three grandchildren.

Lysbeth Muncy ’43 Ph.D., of Providence; Jan. 18. She retired after more than thirty-five years as a professor of history at Sweet Briar College in Virginia, where she received the Excellence in Teaching Award and was named the Charles A. Dana Professor. She had also taught European and American history at Brown. She started her career as an instructor at Mount Holyoke College. She was a member of the American, Southern, and Virginia historical associations, the Conference on British Studies, the American Association of University Women, and the German Federation of University Women. She was a founder of the Rhode Island Peace Mission,Women for a Non-Nuclear Future, the Rhode Island Conference of Congregational Churches, and the American Friends Service. She was a member of the American Civil Liberties Union and the League of Women Voters. In 1984 the state cited her for having voted in every election for fifty-three consecutive years. Phi Beta Kappa. She is survived by a niece and a nephew.

Rose Mary Canning ’48 Sc.M. (see ’44).

George N. White Jr. ’50 Ph.D., of Los Alamos, N.Mex., Dec. 29. He worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory in the theoretical division and was group leader of T-5 before he retired in 1984. During World War II he was a civilian radar mechanic in the U.S. Signal Corps in Hawaii. He then became an electronic technician at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. Active in Los Alamos organizations, he helped start the first development for private homes on Barranca Mesa. He worked to found Guaje Pines Cemetery, the Los Alamos Family YMCA, the Golf Course swimming pool, and the Pajarito Mountain Ski Area. He was formerly active in the Sportsmen’s Club and the Pajarito Field Archers. He is survived by his wife, Louise ’49 Sc.M., 119 Tunyo, Los Alamos 87544; three sons; and three grandchildren.

William F. Tyndall ’63 Ph.D., of Lancaster, Pa.; July 4, after a long illness. He retired in 2001 as a professor of mathematics at Franklin & Marshall College, his alma mater. He joined the faculty there in 1964 and served as department chair and on various college committees. He also served for more than twenty-five years as secretary of the college’s Phi Beta Kappa chapter. He published research articles on mathematical optimization and coauthored a college-level textbook on game theory. He was a referee and contributor to journals including Mathematical Review. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, 1025 Wheatland Ave., Lancaster 17603; his mother, Lillian; two sons, including W. Andrew ’90; and four grandchildren.

James Donohue ’64 M.A.T., of Providence; Dec. 6. He was a De La Salle Christian brother and a teacher at La Salle Academy in Providence. He taught at La Salle early in his career, then was assigned to Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1964. He returned to La Salle in 1981. He taught physics, chemistry, and religion; served as chairman of the science department; and was a religious superior of the Brothers community. He is survived by a sister.

Wendell A. Jeanpierre ’74 Ph.D., of New Orleans; March 8, 2000.

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