By The Editors / September / October 2002
June 29th, 2007


Gertrude Squires Crooker '27, of Columbus, Ohio; April 15. She was a retired teacher at Utica High School and Franklin Heights High School. A former member of the Worthington Women's Club, she enjoyed reading and playing bridge. She was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church. Phi Beta Kappa. She is survived by a daughter, six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Marinus C. Galanti '27, of Chatham, Mass.; April 19. He was a dean emeritus of Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, N.J. He also served as director of Wroxton College, Fairleigh Dickinson's affiliate in England. He retired in 1975. He was previously personnel manager and director of labor relations at United Piece Dye Works in Lodi, N.J. He was former principal of Lodi High School and former vice principal of Teaneck High School.

Stephen O. Carleton '29, of Rochester, N.Y.; Jan. 11, 2001. He was a retired supervising engineer at New York Telephone.


John R. Jelleme '30, of Nantucket, Mass.; Oct. 4, 2000.

Walter L. Kelley Jr. '32, of Lincoln, R.I.; May 13. An electrical engineer, he was president of Walter L. Kelley Associates for thirty years, retiring in 1990. He previously worked at New England Machine and Electric Co. and Blackstone Valley Electric. Past president of the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce, he was a member of the Providence Engineering Society and the Rhode Island Electrical League. He was also a past president and a fifty-year honorary member of the Pawtucket Lions Club, and a former member of the Pawtucket Country Club. He was former deacon and trustee of Pawtucket Congregational Church. He is survived by his wife, Mildred, 3 Fairmount Ave., Lincoln 02865; two daughters, Beverly Kelley Howland '64 and Shirley Kelley Fogarty '67; two stepsons; ten grandchildren, including Clay Howland '88; and thirteen great-grandchildren.

Andrew G. Rotelli '32, of Miami Beach; May 16. He was founder and president of Rotelli Liquor Co. in Providence. Early in his career he worked with his father, a Providence real estate developer. He was a member of the La Gorce Country Club in Miami, the Highlands (N.C.) Country Club, the Wildcat Cliffs Country Club (in Highlands), and the Point Judith (R.I.) Country Club. A charter member of the Aurora Club in Providence, he is survived by a daughter and a sister.

Earle M. Harvey '33, of London, Ontario; March 1. He retired in 1965 as chief of weapons research and development at the Springfield (Mass.) Armory, where he'd been employed since 1947. From 1945 to 1947 he was a weapons engineer and designer at the Pentagon. A member of the Academy of Applied Science and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, he held thirty-six small-arms patents. He is survived by his wife, Joy, 15 Montclair Ave., London, Ontario N6H 3T9; three stepchildren; and seven grandchildren.

W. Wallace Buxton '35, of Carmichael, Calif.; April 7. After working in risk management in Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh, he served as risk manager and corporate director of safety for Aerojet-General Corp. in California for nineteen years. Active in many organizations, he was president of the Eureka and Roseville school boards and was president of the American Society of Safety Engineers. He served as a pilot in the U.S. Navy. A member of the First Baptist Church of Carmichael, he sang in its choir for forty-three years. He traveled to Africa, Asia, and Israel after his retirement. He is survived by his wife, Ruth, 4419 Otis Ct., Carmichael 95608; three sons; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Elizabeth Blanchard Nolan '35, of West Hartford; May 14. She was a high school teacher in Rhode Island before moving to Hartford after World War II. A volunteer in many organizations, she was past president of the Women's Auxiliary of St. Francis Hospital and a member of the Garden Club of West Hartford and the Wampanoag Country Club. She was a founding member of the Church of St. Timothy. She enjoyed golfing. She is survived by two sons, John '65 and David '71; a daughter, Suzanne '73; and several grandchildren, including John '92, Suzanne '95, and Caroline '98.

Luther L. Rowland '35, of Deerfield Beach, Fla.; July 19, 2000.

Ruth Erskine Curtis Buckner '36, of Naples, Fla.; May 31. A nurse, she was associated with Memorial Hospital in New York City before raising her family. She was active in the American Association of University Women in the Naples area and was a volunteer at Hospice. She is survived by her husband, James; two sons; a daughter; a sister; a brother; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

Muriel Krevolin '36, of Phoenix, Ariz.; March 4. She worked for the U.S. Foreign Service in India and Hong Kong. She settled in Phoenix after retiring thirty years ago. She was a member of many organizations, including the Audubon society and the Smithsonian Institution. She is survived by two sisters, including Sonya Woolf, 4619 E. Almeria Rd., Phoenix 85008; and several nieces and nephews.

Laura Lutz Robb '36, of Downingtown, Pa.; Aug. 1, 2001.

Joseph C. Dembo '37, of Groton, Conn.; March 29, 2001. He was a retired dentist.

Frederick C. Lough '37, of Osterville, Mass.; May 28. After retiring from the U.S. Army as a brigadier general, he served as a lawyer with the Boston law firm Ropes & Gray for ten years. He was one of the first officers assigned to the Allied Forces Headquarters in London during World War II to plan the invasion of North Africa. He later commanded the 63rd Signal Battalion in Salerno and Anzio, Italy. He then served at the Pentagon as assistant director of plans and operations for the Signal Corps. He received the Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Army Commendation Medal, the European Campaign Medal with three battle stars, and the Distinguished Service Medal. From 1955 to 1958 he was legal adviser to the Army Chemical Corps, and a year later was assigned to Sandia Base in Albuquerque as staff judge advocate. He became an associate professor of law at West Point in 1960 and three years later was named head of the law department. He retired from West Point in 1977. He is survived by his wife, Marguerite; a son; a daughter; and six grandchildren.

Marguerite L. Pearson '37, of Amherst, Mass.; April 24. She was a nursing administrator and educator at the Connecticut Valley Hospital in Middletown, Conn. In 1946 she served as a nurse in Turkey. She traveled extensively throughout Europe and was an animal lover. She is survived by a sister; a nephew, Robert Lundin '53; and two nieces.

Eileen Streeter Russell '37, of Manchester, N.H.; Nov. 16, 1999.

Margery Walton Shepard '37, of Warwick, R.I.; March 28. She was an accountant and bookkeeper at Murray & Co. for eighteen years until she retired in 1975. She was active in local scouting groups and the PTA. A lifetime member of the Gaspee Plateau Garden Club, she was also a member of the Altar Guild at the Church of the Transfiguration in Cranston, R.I., where she taught Sunday school for twenty-five years. She is survived by two daughters, including Leta, 21 Cornell Ave., Warwick 02888; a son; and two grandchildren.

Monroe E. "Mike" Fagan Jr. '38, of Lady Lake, Fla.; March 3. He retired as plant manager at Westinghouse Corp. in Bloomington, Ind. He was former president of the Pennsylvania Association for Retarded Children and former fund-raising chairman for the United Way in Bloomington. He was a U.S. Navy commander during World War II. He enjoyed golfing and woodworking. A Methodist, he is survived by his wife, Corene, 433 San Pedro Dr., Lady Lake 32159;

George C. Henderson '38, of Rumford, R.I.; May 7. He was director of the Brown photo lab for many years. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he served aboard the USS Rockaway during the Normandy invasion. He was an Eagle Scout and a life member of the Providence Art Club. He enjoyed listening to music and boating aboard his yacht, Pix. He is survived by two sisters, three nieces, and two nephews.

Peter A. D'Ambruoso '39, of Orange, Conn.; Oct. 7, 1998.

Robert A. Gilfillen '39, of New York City; May 25, 2000. He was an interior designer.

David F. Kenyon '39, of Point Judith, R.I.; May 20. He was a retired auditor and certifying officer for the Rhode Island Bureau of Audits. In his youth he sailed with the merchant marine to supply postwar Africa and South America, and he later hitchhiked through Europe and the United States. His hobbies included playing the harmonica and sailing. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie, P.O. Box 648, Kenyon Farms, Narragansett, R.I. 02882; three daughters; two sons; and four grandchildren.

Edward W. Renfree '39, of Roselle, N.J.; July 4, 2001. He retired in 1994 as a project coordinator at Nordling Dean Electric.

Susan Simonds Sexton '39, of Newburyport, Mass.; March 16. She was a freelance editor for McGraw-Hill Publishing Co. A former director of both the YWCA and the Wheelwright House, she was past chairwoman of the local conservation commission and arts lottery commission, and past president of the local Aid Association and the local League of Women Voters. A member of the local garden club, the Newburyport Horticultural Society, the Maritime Museum, and the local historical society, she was a former member of the local community development commission. She volunteered at the Anna Jaques Hospital for more than thirty years. She was a member of the Merrimack River Watershed Council, the Essex County Greenbelt Association, and the Waterfront Weeding Crew. She was also a firehouse volunteer. Phi Beta Kappa. She is survived by a daughter, Sara Lucas, 136 State St., Newburyport 01950; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.


Robert A. Newton Jr. '40, of Pittsburgh; March 21. He retired as general traffic manager for United States Steel Corp. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, c/o Wendy Newton, 499 Highview Rd., Wexford, Pa. 15090; two sons; a daughter; seven grandchildren; and a sister.

Robert F. Brandt Jr. '41, of Frankfort, Ky.; March 24. He retired from the American Commercial Bargeline in Jeffersonville, Ind., as a marine engineer. He was a U.S. Navy officer during World War II. He was a member of the Propeller Club and the Calvin Presbyterian Church, both in Louisville, Ky. Sigma Chi. He is survived by his wife, Dorothea; a daughter, Ann, 145 Gormley Dr., Versailles, Ky. 40383; a son; and a sister.

Walter L. Creese '41, of North Andover, Mass.; April 29. He was chairman emeritus of the division of architectural history and preservation at the University of Illinois School of Architecture. He retired in 1987. He previously taught art history and architectural history at the University of Louisville in Kentucky and was dean of the School of Architecture and Allied Arts at the University of Oregon. A former president of the Society of Architectural Historians, he was among the first editors of its journal. He also served as a consultant on historic sites and buildings to both the National Park Service and the U.S. Department of the Interior. He helped get the Chrysler Building in New York City designated as a national landmark. Creese was the author of many books, including TVA's Public Planning: The Vision, the Reality (1990), which won the Lewis Mumford Prize given by the Society for City and Regional Planning History. He also received the U.S. Department of the Interior's Cultural Achievement Award. An honorary member of the American Institute of Architects, he received many fellowships. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor; a son; and a granddaughter.

Douglas S. Kennedy '41, of Stuart, Fla.; May 2, after a long illness. A founding editor of Sports Illustrated, he served as editor in chief of True, the Man's Magazine for fifteen years and of Quest for two years. He was previously a writer at Time and the New York Herald Tribune. He also worked in radio and television and was vice president of Adventures Unlimited. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he served briefly as division commander aboard the PT 108. He was awarded two Purple Hearts for his service in the South Pacific. Ernest Hemingway attended his first wedding. Kennedy was also a race-car driver and won the American Cup in Monte Carlo. He founded the first private golf club in Martin County, Fla. He enjoyed traveling and playing golf, tennis, and bridge. He is survived by his wife, Jan; four stepsons; and eight grandchildren.

Joyce Bennett Coleman '42, of Tiverton, R.I.; April 25. She retired in the early 1980s after many years as a librarian and secretary at Brown. She is survived by three sons; a brother, Dale '45; a sister; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Bradley T. Perry '42, of New London, Conn.; June 28. He was a high school English teacher in Connecticut until he retired in 1980. He previously taught English at Admiral Billard Academy, at Mitchell College, and at the University of Connecticut, Fort Trumbull Branch. A U.S. Coast Guard veteran of World War II, he served as a lieutenant from 1942 to 1946. He collected stamps and coins. He is survived by a sister, Marjorie Smith.

Padraic P. Frucht '43, Durham, N.C.; April 23, of complications from multiple myeloma. He was director of economic research for the state of Maryland; his approach to the trading of pollution rights was incorporated into the Clean Air Act. He was also a principal with the Planning Research Corp. He held positions in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, including chief economist of the Small Business Administration and economic adviser for domestic affairs at the U.S. Department of Commerce. He also served as senior economist to the congressional Joint Economic Committee and to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He previously taught economics at Carnegie Mellon, Lawrence, and Columbia universities, and at the University of Florida Business School. After retiring to Santa Fe, N.Mex., he served as treasurer for the Southwestern Alliance for Indian Affairs and on the board of the Santa Fe Symphony. A tennis player, golfer, and skier, he competed in state and national Senior Olympics events. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Anne, 2701 Pickett Rd., #4029, Durham 27705; two daughters; and five grandchildren.

John B. Savage Jr. '43, of Stuart, Fla.; May 2. He owned S&S Lumber Co. in Lakeville, Mass., for twenty-five years. He served in the U.S. Navy and enjoyed sailing. Theta Delta Chi. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; a son; two sisters; and three grandchildren.

Aurora D. Perez '44, of East Dennis, Mass.; May 10, as a result of a car accident. She was retired as a Spanish teacher and chairwoman of the foreign language department at Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School. She is survived by a brother and a niece.

S. Prall Culviner '45, of Washington, D.C.; Nov. 6.

Denyce Hadley Lathrop '45, of Alta Loma, Calif.; May 6, 2000. She was a homemaker.

William T. Lawrence '45, of Clifton Park, N.Y.; April 22, after a long illness. He worked for General Electric Co. in Ohio as a field engineer in the steam turbine division until his transfer to Schenectady, N.Y. He is survived by his wife, Alice Brown Lawrence '42, 12 Greenlea Dr., Clifton Park 12065; three sons; two daughters; and ten grandchildren.

Richard B. Butler Jr. '47, of Upper Arlington, Ohio; April 9. A physician, he was in private practice in Lincoln Village, Ohio, for more than thirty years. He also served as medical director of St. Luke's Convalescent Center in Columbus. He was a member of the American, Ohio, and Columbus medical associations, and was a member of American Legion Post 16, the Knights of Columbus, and the Lions Club. A World War II veteran, he served in the European theater and received a Purple Heart. He is survived by his wife, Judith; two daughters; a son; a sister, Catharine Butler Gilbert '43; two stepdaughters; a stepson; four grandchildren; and five step-grandchildren.

Helen Cappelli Fappiano '47, of Waterbury, Conn.; Jan. 11. She was a retired office manager and teacher. Survivors include her husband, Frank, 18 Stanrod Ave., Waterbury 06704.

Irving L. Barger '48, of Costa Mesa, Calif.; March 22, of cardiac arrest. He retired in 1989 as general manager and vice president of Aerojet Ordnance Co. in Downey, Calif. He was a national authority in the field of munitions and received a Silver Medal from the American Defense Preparedness Association. He began his career as a highway engineer with the New York State Throughway Department and then worked as a quality control engineer at the American Locomotive Co. in Schenectady, N.Y. In 1959 he joined Aerojet General Co. in Sacramento, Calif., where he manufactured rockets. After retiring, he volunteered with the Costa Mesa Police Department and was named volunteer of the year in 1998. A longtime member of the Society of Automotive Engineers, he was a Mason and a Shriner. He is survived by his wife, Renee, 2064 Phalarope Ct., Costa Mesa 92626; three children; and three grandchildren.

Howard G. Smith '48, '50 A.M., of Forestdale, Mass.; May 16, after a long illness. He retired in 1979 as an economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. He was previously an economist for the board of governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, D.C. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was captured by enemy forces during the Battle of the Bulge and became a prisoner of war. He attained the rank of second lieutenant and received a Bronze Star. He was a life member of the American ExÐPrisoners of War, Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge, and the American Legion Post 188. A direct descendant of Mayflower families, he was a member of the Alden Kindred of America. He was also a member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Sandwich. He enjoyed stamp collecting, bird watching, and listening to jazz and classical music. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Wilson Smith '48, P.O. Box 516, Forestdale, Mass. 02644; four sons, including Douglas '71; and a granddaughter.

William A. Fallon '49, of Riverside, R.I.; April 13. He was director of engineering and product development at the Okonite Co. in East Providence for thirty years until he retired in 1986. He was previously an engineer at Ansonia Wire & Cable Co. and Kaiser Aluminum Co. He was a member of the Insulated Cable Engineers Association and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. A lector and fifty-year communicant of St. Brendan Church, he was a member of the Bishop Hickey Knights of Columbus. He received a Distinguished Service Award at the 50th anniversary gathering of the Brown Engineering Association. Delta Upsilon. He is survived by two daughters; a son; two brothers, including John '48; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Anthony J. Petro '49, of Hazleton, Pa.; July 30, 2001. He had been chairman of the board of Vibra-Tech Engineers.


Ann Richmond Kirmil '50, of St. Joseph, Mo.; Sept. 27, 2001. She was a past member of Francis Street First United Methodist Church. An active community volunteer, she was on the boards of the St. Joseph Welcome Wagon and the St. Joseph chapter of the American Cancer Society. She is survived by her husband, John, 3607 E. Colony Sq., St. Joseph 64506; a son; a daughter; a brother; and two grandchildren.

George E. Paterno '50, of Southampton, N.Y.; June 23, of heart failure. He was the football broadcaster for Penn State, where his brother, Joe '50, is the football coach. He started working for Penn State football in 1976 as an analyst on television broadcasts, and moved to radio broadcasts in 1988. Beginning in 1994 he and Fran Fisher called the action on the Penn State Sports Network, covering the 12Ð0 Rose Bowl season in 1994 and four consecutive New Year's Day bowl victories. The pair retired before the 2000 season. Paterno was previously head football coach at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y., directing the team to a 46Ð32Ð3 record over nine seasons. He also served for two years as a defensive coordinator at Michigan State. He left coaching after the 1975 season and later served as acting athletic director at the academy. After graduating from Brown, Paterno served in the U.S. Marine Corps for two years, then worked in the youth division of the New York Police Department before serving as a faculty member and assistant football coach at his alma mater, Brooklyn Prep. He then became a faculty member and assistant football coach at Clarke High School in East Meadow, N.Y. He was the author of Joe Paterno: The Coach from Byzantium (Sports Publishing Inc.). He is survived by his brother and sister.

Bruce J. Simpson '50, of Geneva, Ill.; April 21, after a series of strokes. He retired in 1990 as executive vice president and treasurer of the Chicago Board Options Exchange. He'd worked there since 1972, when the Chicago Board of Trade asked him to set up the corporate structure for the new exchange. After graduating from Brown, he worked for his father's trading firm, sold industrial parts, and was involved in residential development. President John F. Kennedy appointed him in 1961 to the Special Study of the Securities Markets for Congress. Simpson then worked for the Securities and Exchange Commission. In 1963 he became a vice president of the National Association of Securities Dealers. He served on a task force that created the Securities Investor Protection Corp. Active in the town of Geneva, he served as an alderman, a member of the County Development and Building Grant Commission, and chairman of the Geneva Plan Commission. A U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, he was a turret gunner on B-17 bombers over Germany. He is survived by his wife, Caroline; four sons; and two grandchildren.

Lawrence R. Bello '51, of Providence; May 14. He was a retired auditor for the Rhode Island Division of Taxation. He also worked for the state's Taxpayer Assistance Department and for the former Metro Atlantic Chemical Co. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he served as an infantry rifleman in Europe. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, the National Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Sal Mancini Sons of Italy Lodge in North Providence. He is survived by his wife, Esther, 27 Leslie Dr., Providence 02908; a son; two daughters; a brother, John '51; two sisters, Eva Bello Grant '46 and Mary Bello Chatalian '47; and five grandchildren.

Howard C. Sweet Jr. '54, of New South Wales, Australia; May 28. He practiced law in New York and Rhode Island, and from 1988 to 1999 served as town solicitor of Richmond. After closing his law practice, he and his wife traveled for two years before retiring to Australia. He graduated from Brown as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Marine Corps and served in the marine reserves for thirty years, retiring as lieutenant colonel. He is survived by a daughter, a son, three grandchildren, a sister, two stepsons, a stepdaughter, and three stepgrandchildren.

Ralph R. Goodrum '56, of Houston; Oct. 5, 2000.

Janet Melkonian Lebkuchner '58, of Warwick, R.I.; April 19. She retired in 2000 as an educator in the Warwick and Cranston public schools and a supervisor in the theater department at the Community College of Rhode Island. A member of the Greenwood Community Church, Presbyterian, she served as an elder, deacon, and Sunday school teacher, and as director of the vacation Bible school. She was moderator of the Presbyterian Women for two years. She was also a Girl Scout leader, a volunteer for Meals on Wheels, and a member of the Winman Junior High School PTA. A cook, she also held a master seamstress certificate from the University of Rhode Island. She is survived by her husband, Benno, 177 Vancouver Ave., Warwick 02886; a daughter; two sons; and two grandchildren.

Walter F. King III '59, of Luckenwalde, Germany; Nov. 15, unexpectedly. A physicist and acoustician, he was senior scientist at the DLR Department of Turbulence Research in Berlin. He was also a consultant for Akustik Data Co. He was a member of the Acoustical Society of America, Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Luft und Raumfaht, and the German Acoustical Society. He served on the Transportation Research Board committee on transportation-related noise and vibration. He also contributed articles to professional journals and enjoyed traveling. He is survived by his wife, Brita, Trebbiner St. 30A, 14943 Luckenwalde; a son; a daughter; and several grandchildren.


David R. Williams '62, of Binghamton, N.Y.; Jan. 19. He was a social worker for the state of New York until he retired to open Chenango Sporting Gallery, a fly-fishing shop, in his father's old medical office. He was previously a teacher at Binghamton Junior High School, An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed spending time at a fishing camp he owned in Pennsylvania. He was also a writer, pianist, and cook. He is survived by his wife, Paulette, 12 Chapin St., Binghamton 13905; a son; two daughters; a sister; and seven grandchildren.

Ronald E. Plante '64, of Redwood City, Calif.; April 16, after a brief illness. He was first vice president of Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, where he'd worked for twenty-three years. He was also an instructor at the College of San Mateo. A U.S. Air Force veteran of Vietnam, he spent fourteen years in the service, receiving the Air Force Commendation Medal for his service at Pacific Air Forces in Hawaii from 1970 to 1975. He also received the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal, and five Oak Leaf Clusters for sustained operations in Vietnam from 1968 to 1970. He is survived by his parents, Eugene and Rena; a sister; and two brothers.

James D. Bell '67, of Marblehead, Mass.; Feb. 16, 2001. He was an attorney.

Joanne B. Stern '67, of Costa Mesa, Calif.; April 18, of injuries sustained in a fall. She was a professor at Whittier College School of Law. A specialist in health law, she developed and taught courses in that subject, as well as in torts, mental-health law, law and medicine, and criminal law. She also founded Whittier's annual health-law symposium, which is in its twenty-first year. She took a special interest in the school's part-time evening students and hosted social functions at her home for students, faculty members, and practicing attorneys. She also did consulting work for provider groups, health care organizations, government agencies, and law firms on various health issues, with a particular emphasis on the development, licensure, and regulation of health maintenance organizations (HMOs). Before joining Whittier in 1978, she was a special consultant for the state of California's Department of Corporations, where she analyzed health and corporate law issues relating to the licensure of HMOs. She had also been a project attorney at the National Economic Development Law Project, where she provided legal assistance on the development of HMOs. She was previously senior attorney at the National Health Law Program, specializing in HMOs, and was an associate at Nossaman, Waters, Scott, Krueger & Riordan. A member of the State Bar of California, she served on its Committee to Confer with the California Medical Association. She was also a member of the Los Angeles County Bar, the American Health Lawyers Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and Mensa. She was on the boards of HMO Concepts, the National Health Lawyers Association, and the Labor-Health Institute. She published many articles and gave numerous guest lectures. Phi Beta Kappa. She is survived by two sisters, including Lydia Winner, 27137 Whitestone Rd., Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. 90275.

Edith Leverenz Stunkel '67, of Manhattan, Kans.; Oct. 11, of lung cancer. She was a gerontologist and former mayor of Manhattan. Since 1998, she was director of planning and research at the Kansas Association of Homes and Services for the Aging. She previously spent seventeen years as assistant director of the Center for Aging at Kansas State University. She received several awards for improving the lives of local senior citizens, including the 1990 Kansans Caring for Kansans award from the governor. During her two terms on the city commission, she served as mayor from 1995 to 1996 and led the selection of a new city manager. She founded a local food bank, served as president of the Manhattan League of Women Voters, and was involved in many other community organizations, including the Social Services Advisory Board. She volunteered for more than twenty years with the international Hunger Project. She is survived by her husband, G.M. "Jay" Stunkel; a daughter, Julia '96, 117 N. Delaware Ave., Manhattan 66502; and a son.


Hoil Chung '85 Sc.M., of Freehold Township, N.J.; March 13, of a brain tumor. He was an analysis engineer at the U.S. Naval Weapons Station Earle in Colts Neck, N.J., where he had worked from 1990 to 2001. He is survived by his wife, Sunhe, 1744 Ivy Ln., Carrollton, Tex. 75007; a brother; and five sisters.

Joseph M. Maurin '87, of Austin, Tex.; April 27. He was director of business development at Cirrus Logic. He was previously a computer design engineer for Dell. He is survived by his wife, Melissa; his parents, Joseph and Gladys; a son; a daughter; and two sisters.


Matthew A.N. Balthazar '97, of New York City, May 8, after an illness. He was a founding member of Assante Partners. He previously worked for its parent company, EGS Securities Corp., as a financial analyst in the health care investment-banking industry. While at Brown he developed marketing strategies and implemented new services for the academic community. He enjoyed traveling and collecting watches, fountain pens, and baseball cards. He is survived by his parents, Arthur and Constance; two sisters; a grandmother; two aunts; and three uncles.


Richard H. Blanding '36 A.M., of Pawtucket, R.I.; May 2, after an illness. The former owner of Blanding Drug Stores in Providence, he was active in the business for thirty years, retiring in 1970. He was a founding member of the Rhode Island Zoological Society and past president of Alliance Franaise and the World Affairs Council. He is survived by a companion, Ralph J. Hartman, and two caregivers.

Robert M. Gagn} '40 Ph.D., of Signal Mountain, Tenn.; April 28. A psychologist, he was an expert in the fields of educational psychology and instructional design. He worked on instructional design models for military training at Armstrong Air Force Base in San Antonio, Tex., from 1990 to 1991. He previously worked in the department of educational research at Florida State University from 1969 until 1985, and in the department of educational psychology at UC Berkeley, where he directed the Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and Development. He authored The Conditions of Learning. In 1958 he was named a professor of psychology at Princeton, where he studied intellectual skills, problem solving, and the learning of school subjects. Early in his career he taught at Connecticut College for Women. During World War II he served in the Aviation Psychology Program, where he selected aviation cadets who were to become combat pilots, aviators, bombardiers, and gunners, and developed tests for classification of air crew. He also served as a technical director of two air force laboratories, where he studied learning and performance. He received the Phi Delta Kappa Award for Distinguished Educational Research and the Distinguished Scientific Award for the Applications of Psychology. He is survived by his wife, Harriet; a son; a daughter; and two grandchildren.

Joseph L. Scott '50 Ph.D., of Storrs, Conn.; August 7, 2000.

Howard G. Smith '50 A.M. (see '48).

F. Philip Nash Jr. '66 M.A.T., of Providence; May 27. He retired in 1980 from Providence Country Day School, where he was a history teacher and director of college counseling. He served on the USS Tucson during World War II. A past commodore of the Nantucket Yacht Club, he was director of the Nantucket Conservation Foundation. He was senior warden of St. Martin's Episcopal Church. He was also a member of the Faculty Club. He is survived by his wife, Lilia, 41 Everett Ave., Providence 02906; four children; three grandchildren; and nephew Lewis '89.

Kenneth J. Mesolella '68 Ph.D., of Rochester, N.Y.; Jan 23. He is survived by his mother, Bernice, 3785 Lyell Rd., Rochester 14606; two sons; and a daughter.

Roland E. Dufault Jr. '71 Ph.D., of Worcester, Mass.; May 23, after a brief illness. He was a principal staff assistant for the Worcester Office of Planning and Community Development, retiring in 2000 after twenty-seven years with the city. He then served on the Worcester Cultural Commission and worked in the security department at the Worcester Art Museum. He previously taught at Rutgers and the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester. He worked for the U.S. Department of State early in his career. Active in the American Red Cross's platelet donor program, he enjoyed bicycling, hiking, reading literature, and studying aviation history. He served for seven years in the U.S. Air Force Reserves. He is survived by his wife, Janet; three sons; a daughter; and a brother.


Betty Aronson, of Rehoboth, Mass.; May 17. A physician, she joined the medical faculty in 1970 as a professor of pediatrics. She was also on the staff of Miriam and Rhode Island hospitals. She established the first virus-disease laboratory in Rhode Island and wrote a weekly column in the former Jewish Herald. She was a member of Temple Beth-El and the Wednesday Club. She volunteered for Hospice Care of Rhode Island and the Interfaith Healthcare Ministries. She is survived by her husband, Stanley, who is dean emeritus of the medical school; three daughters; and three grandchildren.

Yusef Barcohana, of Providence, May 21. He was an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology. Born in Iran, he was anesthesiologist in chief at Women and Infants Hospital for thirty-nine years. He was a member of the American Medical Association, the Rhode Island Medical Society, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the American Board of Anesthesiology. He was also a member of the Faculty Club, Temple Emanu-El, and the University Club. A nature lover, he is survived by his wife, Ehteram; two daughters; two sons; three brothers; two sisters; and seven grandchildren.

W. Nelson Francis, of Providence, June 14. He was a professor emeritus of linguistics. After joining the department of linguistics in 1962, he served as its chairman from 1968 until his retirement in 1975. He returned to Brown in 1987 as chairman of the department of cognitive and linguistic sciences. He also served as a visiting professor in London, Cairo, Tokyo, Edinburgh, and Stockholm. He was cocreator of the Standard Corpus of Present-Day Edited American English and coauthor of Computational Analysis of Present-Day English. He was also the author of The Structure of American English, The English Language: An Introduction, and Dialectology: An Introduction. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he enjoyed sailing. He was a thirty-year member and former commodore of the Narragansett Terrace Yacht Club. He volunteered at the Herreshoff Marine Museum and was a former president of the Providence Shakespearean Society. He was also a member of Save the Bay, the Providence chapter of the NAACP, and the Urban League of Rhode Island. He was a direct descendant of John Winthrop, the first governor of Massachusetts. Francis is survived by his wife, Nearlene; two sons; a daughter; and two grandchildren.

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