Saul C. Seligman ’29, of Bloomfield, Conn.; Aug. 30. He was a retired dentist. He was president of the Meriden Dental Society and lifetime member of the American Dental Assoc. and Connecticut Dental Assoc., and president of Meriden Probus Club. He is survived by his wife, Janetta, as well as three daughters, nine grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
Evelyn Bacheller Gosling ’32, of Middletown, R.I.; Aug. 17. She worked as a laboratory technician at Union Hospital in Fall River, Mass., until 1940. She was an active member of the altar guilds at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Portsmouth, R.I., and St. John’s Episcopal Church in Barrington, R.I. She enjoyed family, boating, gardening, golf, and tennis. She is survived by three sons, ten grandchildren, and seventeen great-grandchildren.
G. Kenneth Eaton ’33, of Westborough, Mass.; Sept. 19. He was a factory manager for BB Rubber Co. in Nashua, N.H., until he retired in 1972. He is survived by daughters Louisa Eaton Gralla ’69 and Judith Eaton ’60; sons Gerald ’72 and J. Roderick ’66; five grandchildren, including Peter Galea ’96; and a sister.
Winifred Mayock O’Hara ’33, of Houston, Tex.; Oct. 3. She was a retired educator with the Houston Independent School District, serving as teacher, counselor, supervisor, and director of business education. Prior to holding these positions, she worked for the U.S. Department of State in Bolivia, where she served as an adviser in public administration and education. She subsequently authored the first secretary’s manual in Spanish, which was published and distributed throughout South America. She taught and worked in Bogota, Colombia; Caracas, Venezuela; Monterrey, Mexico; and Tehran, Iran. She was active in the American Association of University Women for more than 50 years. She is survived by a daughter, two stepsons, three grandsons, and ten great-grandchildren.
Margaret B. Milliken ’33, of West Yarmouth, Mass.; Oct. 24. She was a published poet who won several awards and a writer for the Yarmouth Register weekly newspaper. She was a member of the New England Poetry Club, the Historical Society of Old Yarmouth, and St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Barnstable, where she served as lector and choir member. She is survived by a sister, two nephews, and a grandniece.
Theodora Gleason Bushkovski ’36, of Sterling, Colo.; Sept. 8. She was a teacher in the Sterling public school system and in community programs for the developmentally disabled. She played the organ, sang, and toured Europe with the Westminster Choir and Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church, where she was also an elder. She was a member of the League of Women Voters. She is survived by a son, a daughter, four grandchildren (including Matthew Harmon ’06), and five great-grandchildren.
Dorris Marcus Mendelsohn ’36,’39 AM, of Providence; Sept. 10. She taught in the Providence school system for 45 years, the last 25 of which were at Classical High School teaching English, Latin, German, Spanish, and ancient history. She retired in 1985. She was a member of Hadassah and Temple Emanu-El, where she also taught confirmation classes for sixteen years. She is survived by several cousins.
Harry L. Judd ’38, of Northbrook, Ill.; Aug. 22. He was a retired vice president of the U.S. Gypsum Co. in Chicago. Over the years, his many titles included director of the Chicago Crime Commission; director of the Illinois Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation; director of the Episcopal Church Foundation; and warden at St. David Episcopal Church. He was a member of the University Club of Chicago, the Sunset Ridge Country Club in Northfield, Ill., and the Moorings Country Club in Naples, Fla. He is survived by two sons, a daughter, eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Dorothy Hand Neves ’38, of Largo, Fla.; Aug. 28. She taught nursing to LPNs in the Bristol-Plymouth, Mass., area until retiring in 1980 to Florida. She enjoyed playing tennis and golf, winning a gold medal in the Senior Olympics “Over 80” in Las Vegas. She is survived by a daughter, five sons, five grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter.
Walter N. Jackson ’39, of Chapel Hill, N.C.; Sept. 19. He was a minister, business owner, and land developer. As an assistant minister in Chicago, he helped to start the Congress of Racial Equality and eventually built a church in Detroit. Leaving the church to his co-minister, he moved to Pittsford, Vt., and became minister of Pittsford Congregational Church. Eventually he moved back to Detroit and joined the Goodbody Brokerage Co., building a successful practice, which led to his purchase of land that he developed into Priscilla Meadows, a housing subdivision for the poor. He then started Permanest Plastic Shutters, which he eventually sold to Weather-Mate Products Inc., continuing as vice president. During winters he sailed down to Coconut Grove, Fla., where he enjoyed playing golf. After developing land in the north and wintering in the south, in 2004 he settled in Chapel Hill. He is survived by his wife, Priscilla; a son; two daughters, including Lillian Jackson ’67; and two grandchildren.
Abraham Belilove ’40, of Providence, Aug. 22. He was an attorney for 65 years and was a principal in the firm of Arcaro Belilove & Kolodney in Providence. He was a member of the Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and American bar associations and of Temple Beth El. He was a former president of B’nai Brith. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed reading. He is survived by two daughters, three grand-children, and three great-grandchildren.
Curtis E. Warren ’40, of Mystic, Conn.; Sept. 19. He was a principal bank examiner for the State of Connecticut until he retired in 2007. Before this appointment, he was an accountant at the U.S. Naval Submarine Base in Groton, Conn. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Masons, past master of Coastal Lodge #57, and officer of the Stonington (Conn.) Grange. He was an avid cross-country skier, past his 84th year. He is survived by his wife, Anne; his son Craig ’69; and a daughter.
Paul L. Pollinger ’41, of Calabasas, Calif.; Sept. 25. He practiced obstetrics and gynecology for 34 years in Van Nuys, Encino, and Tarzana, Calif. During World War II he served as captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corps. Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by his wife, Janice.
Lilla M. Pond ’41, of Norwood, Mass.; Sept. 1. She was the retired owner-operator of the Wrentham Insurance Agency, which had been founded by her father. She was past treasurer of the Norwood Business and Professional Women’s Club and a member of the Norwood Women’s Club, the Independent Insurance Agents, the Norfolk County Insurance Women, the Cushing Academy Women’s Club, and the First Congregational Church in Norwood. She is survived by a cousin and numerous friends.
Robert Steinsieck ’41, of Nazareth, Pa.; Sept. 15. He was a general surgeon in private practice and, from 1953 to 1970, a staff surgeon at Newton-Wellesley (Mass.) Hospital. From 1970 until he retired in 1985, he was a staff surgeon at Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital in Lebanon, N.H. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps., and then in the reserves, from which he was discharged with the rank of major. He is survived by his wife, Marie, as well as a son, two daughters, six grandchildren, a step-grandson, and a great-grandson.
Richard P. Donovan ’42, of Essex, Conn., formerly of Pelham, N.Y.; Oct. 7, after a brief illness. He was an attorney practicing municipal-bond law in New York City until he retired in 2003. From 1969 to 2003 he served on the board of directors of the N.Y. Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children after serving as its secretary from 1971 to 1991. He was also a trustee of the New Rochelle Hospital Medical Center. He was a member of the New York City, New Rochelle, and New York State bar associations, the Yale Club of NYC, the Wykagyl Country Club in New Rochelle, and the Dunes Club in Narragansett, R.I. During World War II he served on the USS Alabama and USS South Dakota in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters. A U.S. Navy lieutenant at war’s end, he taught flying at the Jacksonville Naval Air Station in Florida. Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by two sons, three daughters, ten grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and brother William ’47.
Barbara Wiley Morley ’42, of Natick, Mass.; Aug. 2. She spent many years in Japan serving the American embassy, teaching English, and studying pottery. In the United States she was a potter, served on the board of the Old Church Cultural Center in Demarest, N.J., and was active in the Nichibei Fujinkai (the Japanese-American Women’s Club). She is survived by her husband, James, as well as a daughter, two sons, eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Arnold F. Hilfer ’44, of Tehachapi, Calif.; Jul. 12, from Alzheimer’s. A retired physician, he practiced internal medicine for 30 years in Arcadia, Calif., and taught students at the U.S.C. School of Medicine, from which he retired in 1988. He is survived by his wife, Lois, as well as three daughters, three grandchildren, and a great-grandson.
Richard Downes ’45, of Atlantic Beach, Fla.; Aug. 18. He worked for the State of Florida Division of Vital Statistics, eventually becoming the state registrar until his retirement in 1989. He earlier worked as a general manager for various hotels. During World War II he served as a U.S. Navy Corpsman in the Seabees. He was a member of the National Seabee Vets–Island 9 and a trustee of the Atlantic Beach Police Pension Board. He is survived by three sons, three grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
Jules G. Fleder ’45, of Stamford, Conn.; Oct. 3, of cancer. He was a naval architect who headed the Westlawn School of Yacht Design (now the Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology), and retired in 1988. In 1987 he was honored by the boating industry with the Charles F. Chapman Memorial Award for his outstanding contributions. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as an aerial photographer in the Pacific theater. He was a member of the N.Y. Yacht Club, the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, and the Corinthians. He was an avid reader. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn; two daughters; two sons, including Robert ’72; and four grandchildren.
Robert P. Smith ’45, of Apex, N.C.; Oct. 2, of cancer. He held managerial positions for the Xerox Corp. in New York City until he retired in 1985. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Halsey Powell, where he participated in the surrender and occupation of Japan. He enjoyed photography, traveling, classical music, and computers. He is survived by his wife, Jean, as well as a daughter, three sons, and three grandchildren.
Elwin E. Linden ’46, of New Canaan, Conn., formerly of Cranston, R.I.; Oct. 12, after a long illness. He was the owner of EE Linden & Associates Inc., an engineering-consulting business in Darien, Conn. He retired in 1994. In 1947 he was elected to the American Institute of Electrical Engineers. Before owning and operating his own company, he worked for Narragansett Electric Company, where he designed and built the first heat pump house in Cranston, R.I. That year he was given the Outstanding Committee Chairman Award of the Providence Junior Chamber of Commerce. In 1957 he was elected vice president of the same organization. In 1960 he became president of the Rhode Island Philharmonic and started the first Starlight Pops concert series. He served ten years as the chairman of the Building and Owners Management Association. He was a member of the New Canaan Congregational Church, the Kiwanis Club of New Canaan, and the New Canaan Senior Men’s Club. He enjoyed traveling and photography. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis, as well as two daughters and three grandchildren.
George C. Myers ’46, of Berwyn, Pa.; Sept. 25, of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was a retired quality-control manager for the Container Corp. of America. He assisted his wife with many volunteer projects, including the Junior League. During World War II he served in the U.S. Marine Corps in the South Pacific. He enjoyed fishing, sailing, and golf. He is survived by his wife, Susan Wiener Myers ’48, as well as a daughter, three sons, and three grandsons.
Robert B. Abel ’47, of Shrewsbury, N.J.; Oct. 10. Beginning in 1993, he worked as a senior scientist at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J. Before that, he was president of the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium, vice president of Texas A&M Univ., and a teacher of oceanography in the U.S. Navy from 1960 to 1966. In 1967 he became the founding director of Sea Grant, a program organized by the National Science Foundation, and later transferred to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. He led the program for ten years. He was a member of the New York Academy of Sciences, the New Jersey Marine Fisheries Council, and the Cosmos Club. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; son Alan S. Abel ’77; a daughter; two grandsons; and a sister.
Arthur E. Hatch Jr. ’47, of Syracuse, N.Y., and Clearwater, Fla.; Sept. 16. He was the retired president of AE Hatch & Associates Inc. in Syracuse. During World War II he served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Force, piloting a B-24. He enjoyed the outdoors, sailing, fishing, and hunting. He is survived by his wife, Audrey, as well as a son, two daughters, five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Leonard D. Murphy ’47, of Montville, N.J.; Sept. 8. He was vice president of the Staten Island region of Con Edison in New York City when he retired in 1991. A community leader, he served on the boards of numerous local organizations, including the Staten Island Chapter of the American Red Cross, the Chamber of Commerce, the Staten Island Historical Society, the United Way of Staten Island, and the Jesuit Program for Living and Learning. He also served as chairman of the Richmond County Overall Economic Development Committee and the Staten Island Committee for the revitalization and growth of commerce, industry, and government services. He worked with the Rotary Club of Staten Island. He is survived by his wife, Carol, as well as two daughters, a son, five grandchildren, and a sister.
Jimmie L. Stinson ’47, of Spartanburg, S.C.; Sept. 4, of cancer. He was a dentist in private practice until he retired in 1998. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy aboard the aircraft carrier USS Bonhomme Richard. In retirement he volunteered for Mobile Meals. He was past president of the Piedmont Sertoma Club and the Piedmont District Dental Society, and a member of the South Carolina Dental Assoc., the Spartanburg Country Club, and the Lan-Yair Country Club. He was also a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church for 40 years, serving as president of the Methodist Men’s Club and the Builders Sunday school class. He enjoyed golf, reading, poetry, and sports. He is survived by his wife, Kay, as well as a daughter, four sons, twelve grandchildren, and a great-grandson.
Robert H. Metcalf ’48, of Lake Bluff, Ill.; Oct. 9. He spent 42 years in education. For 29 years he was the superintendent of Lake Forest High School, from which he retired in 1992. In his retirement he enjoyed playing golf. He is survived by his wife, Mary, as well as a daughter, a son, two stepdaughters, and eight grandchildren.
Joyce Handy Reynolds ’49, of East Greenwich, R.I.; Aug. 25. She was a homemaker active in the Narragansett Bay Quilters Assoc., as well as a member of the New England Quilt Museum. She is survived by three daughters and two brothers.
Dominick R. Sperduti ’49, ’55 AM, of Fall River, Mass.; Oct. 1. He was the head of the foreign language department at Durfee High School in Fall River, from which he retired in 1979. Before teaching, his knowledge of several languages resulted in work for the U.S. Department of Defense and contributions to L’Indépendent, Gazzetta del Massachusetts, and Spanish Today. He wrote numerous books and enjoyed traveling and reading. He is survived by two sisters; his brother Edward ’50; and several nieces and nephews.
Jack A. Belden Jr. ’50, of Mulberry, Ark.; Sept. 7. He worked in oil industry sales. During World War II he served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He is survived by three daughters, two stepdaughters, a grandson, and two step-grandsons.
Robert T. Craig Jr. ’50, of Ormond Beach, Fla.; Oct. 14. He was a sales and marketing manager for the Goodyear Rubber & Tire Co. until he retired in 1987. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed poker, puzzles, golf, tennis, and football. He is survived by two daughters and a sister.
Robert Cummings ’50, of Little Compton, R.I.; Aug. 22, of cancer. He was in the brokerage business serving as president of Brown, Lisle/Cummings Inc. until 2002. He founded the R.I. Association of Investment Firms and served as its first president. He was past vice chairman of the National Association of Securities Dealers District Committee 13, headquartered in Boston. He served in the U.S. Merchant Marine during the Korean War. He played goalie for the Narragansett Lacrosse Club and participated in the Brown University Sports Foundation until his death. He served on the board of directors of Women & Infant’s Hospital, as treasurer of the Providence Boys Club, as vice president of the Community Chest of Rhode Island, and as a trustee for the Wheeler School and the South Kingstown Land Trust. He was an avid art collector. He is survived by his wife, Greta; five daughters, including Marcie ’76, Ann ’84, Constance C. Kelly ’80; fourteen grandchildren, including Samuel Carmichael ’07; three stepchildren; former wife, Shirley Ellis Cummings; and two sisters.
Alfred E. Forstall ’50, of Alexandria, Va.; Oct. 20. He was a cartographer for the U.S. Forest Service and a bookmobile driver for the Alexandria Library system. He is survived by his wife, Louise Dimlich Forstall ’51; two sons; five grandchildren; and sister Alice Forstall Dana ’48.
James B. Hardy ’50, of White River Junction, Vt.; Sept. 20, as a result of injuries sustained in a fall. He was vice president of sales for Tudor Pulp & Paper in Ridgefield, Conn., until he retired in 1989. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army as a radio operator in the Pacific. A music lover, he enjoyed opera as well as symphonic and ecclesiastical music. He had an interest in antiques and their restoration, enjoyed gardening, and was a member of St. Thomas Church in Hanover. He is survived by his wife, Dusty, as well as a son, two grandsons, and two sisters.
Lawrence E. Lincoln ’50, of Yarmouth, Mass.; Oct. 21, of kidney disease. He was an international officer of the Bank of Boston until he retired in 1985. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Huntington as a radarman. He was active in the Grace Episcopal Church in North Attleboro, Mass., and St. David’s Church in South Yarmouth, Mass. He served as lay reader, vestryman, senior warden, and treasurer. He belonged to several Masonic bodies, including Ezekiel Bates Lodge, Rabboni Royal Arch Chapter, and Bristol Commandery. In 2002 he received the 50-year medal from the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts. In retirement he enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and Great Britain. He is survived by three sons, including Steven ’81 and Robert ’83; eight grandchildren; and a brother.
John W. Lyons ’50, of East Providence; Sept. 22. He was a retired school teacher in the Seekonk, Mass., school department. He was active with the East Providence Hall of Fame and a member of the Segregansett Country Club. During World War II he served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was an avid golfer. He is survived by his wife, Penny, and several nieces and nephews.
Manas Manasian ’50, of Halifax, Mass.; Sept. 9, of renal cancer. He was a retired sales support manager for the jet engine aircraft division of General Electric. Through GE he was able to work with the U.S. Department of Defense to improve engines for U.S. Air Force planes. During World War II, while serving in the U.S. Army Air Force, he was taken prisoner by German forces and, after two years, honorably discharged in 1945 with several awards and medals, including the Purple Heart. He enjoyed fishing and boating. He is survived by his son, Richard, of 34 Grandwood Dr., Forestdale, Mass. 02644; two daughters; a stepson; sixteen grandchildren; and a sister.
Alexander Marshall ’50, of Pawtucket, R.I.; Oct. 19, after a struggle with lymphoma and leukemia. He retired in 1991 from McDonnell Douglas Corp. after 38 years of service in international marketing. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Navy. Phi Beta Kappa. He was a member of Salem-in-Ladue United Methodist Church, where he participated in the choir and various leadership capacities. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; three sons, including David ’85, and Daniel ’88; three grandchildren; and a sister, Sarah M. Fell ’53.
Richard Spence ’50, of Bristol, R.I.; Aug. 16, of Alzheimer’s. He was a retired electrical engineer. During World War II and the Korean War he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Mt. Hope Lodge, the Masons, and the First Congregational Church. He enjoyed golf and travel. He is survived by his wife, Muriel, as well as a son, two daughters, and two grandchildren.
John N. Carpender ’51, of San Diego, formerly of New York City; Aug. 19. He worked for 35 years as an executive in the marketing and advertising business before retiring in 1987 as president of Warren Pfaff Advertising Agency in New York City. He is survived by his wife, Jane, as well as two daughters, a son, two grandchildren, and a sister.
Peter G. Chaggaris ’51, of Hampton, N.H.; Oct. 6. He was a retired U.S. Air Force major, a real estate broker, and a wholesale art dealer. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a nuclear weapons instructor assigned to a base in Roswell, N.M. He advanced to navigator and received the U.S. Air Force Commendation Medal. He served a one-year tour in Vietnam, where he was awarded the Air Medal and Distinguished Flying Cross. After retiring from the military in 1972, he became a real estate broker. His most recent career was as a wholesale art dealer. He is survived by his wife, Joyce, as well as two sons, two granddaughters, two step-grandchildren, and two brothers.
Robert R. Dolt ’51, of Warren, N.J.; Aug. 24, after a brief illness. He taught in the Burlington, Vt., school system for 18 years. Before teaching, he was employed by Pratt & Whitney and General Electric Co. in the New England area. He enjoyed gardening and all animals, especially birds. He is survived by many friends.
John F. Bell ’52, of Ontario, Canada; Aug. 31. He was a retired senior manager for HD Brown Enterprises in Ontario. He was a member of the Brantford Golf and Country Club and enjoyed sailing and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Lorraine, as well as two daughters and a son, Arthur Bell, of German School Rd., RR#1, Paris, Ontario, Canada N3L 3E.
Stafford Frazier ’52, of Wellfleet, Mass.; Aug. 18. He was a retired attorney and a member of both the Rhode Island and Massachusetts bar associations. He served in the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Kristin, as well as a daughter, a stepdaughter, two stepsons, two step-grandchildren, and a step-great-granddaughter.
Edward L. Baxter ’53, of Mount Airy, N.C.; Jun. 13, 2006.
Laurance W. Winans ’54, of McLean, Va., formerly of New York City; July 21. He served as a social worker in New York City before retiring to McLean. He enjoyed the opera and attended regular performances at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. He is survived by a brother, a niece, and a nephew.
Elizabeth A. Gwaltney ’55, of Portsmouth, N.H.; Oct. 20, of cancer. She was a retired educator. She taught philosophy and directed student activities at State University New York. She started the special education program for learning disabled children in Melrose, Mass., and later was a college counselor at Frederick Community College in Maryland. She is survived by a sister and several nieces and nephews.
Gordon E. Johnson ’55, of Branford, Conn.; May 20. He was employed by WELI Radio in New Haven, Conn., for more than 30 years and was known as The Voice of the 960. His talented writing, narrating, and producing led to a partnership with Sleeping Giant Films in Hamden, Conn., and he later established his own production company to create industrial films and videos. He is survived by his wife, Patricia, as well as two daughters, two sons, and seven grandchildren.
John J. Hines ’56, of Jacksonville, Fla.; Aug. 26. He was a retired attorney. He founded the Functional Engineering Society with several Brown alumni and served as its chairman until his death. He was a board member for Levendo, an international telecommunications company. He enjoyed traveling the world, cheering the New York Yankees and the Florida Gators, and the television game show Tic Tac Dough, where he was a seven-day champion. He is survived by his wife, Meredith; two sons; and three grandsons.
Richard A. Blake ’57, of Center Conway, N.H.; Aug. 13. He had a long career in sales after beginning work at the Boston Store, his family’s department store in Providence. He enjoyed sports of all kinds, especially skiing and golf. He was an amateur photographer and enjoyed playing cards. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, a daughter, and a grandson.
Jane Almy Scott ’57, of Summerland Key, Fla., formerly of Philadelphia; Sept. 1, from a series of strokes. She worked for IBM as a computer consultant in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., before retiring. She was an active volunteer with the Junior League of Philadelphia, the Girl Scouts, the Radnor (Penn.) public schools, and the Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church. She also was a volunteer guide at Independence Hall and held numerous positions with the Brown Alumni Assoc. She enjoyed her family and travel. She is survived by her husband, Gerald; two daughters, including Deborah S. Child ’87; and two granddaughters.
William B. Glen ’58, of Goffstown, N.H.; Oct. 1, following a brief illness. He was a chemical-purchasing agent for various companies before semi-retiring as a sales agent with the Senior Beacon newspaper. He was an active member of the Congregational Church of Goffstown and a member of the Goffstown Lions Club. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Joan, as well as a daughter, a son, and three grandchildren.
Michael A. Ginsberg ’59, of Naples, Fla.; Oct. 24. He worked in management for Maas Brothers, Burdine’s, and Marshalls, retiring in 2005. From 1974 to 1984 he owned and operated bicycle shops in Framingham, Mass. He served in the National Guard Reserves. He is survived by his wife, Maxine, as well as a daughter, a son, and brother Laurance ’74.
Charles A. Regnell ’59, of Redlands, Calif.; Sept. 16. He was a workers’ compensation judge in the San Bernardino, Calif., system. He earlier worked for Falk Regnell Hamblin & Godfrey, handling workers’ compensation defense. He had a passion for architecture and playing the piano, and was a NASCAR and Boston Red Sox fan. He was an active member of the Pasadena Heritage Society and the First Congregational Church of Redlands, Calif. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis, as well as three stepdaughters, a stepson, twelve grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Girard L. Stein ’59, of Port Townsend, Wash.; Aug. 17, of cancer. He began his career as an environmental attorney with the firm Winer, Neuberger & Sive in New York City before moving to northern California, where he founded the American Home Shield, a home-warranty company. In 1996 he moved to Port Townsend, where he was president of the Port Townsend Food Co-Op. He was admitted to the New York State Bar and the U.S. Supreme Court. He served on active duty in the U.S. Army and then with the U.S. Army Reserve in the Judge Advocate General Corps. He was an avid reader and enjoyed fine wine and sports, especially the New York Yankees. He is survived by his wife, Janet, as well as two sons, four daughters, and seven grandchildren.
David L. Van Olinda ’60, of Plymouth, Mass.; Aug. 9, of prostate cancer. He was an electrical engineer for Welch’s Foods, until he retired in 2004. He enjoyed golf, woodworking, and genealogy research. He was also involved with Habitat for Humanity. He is survived by his wife, Patricia, of 21 Champlain Circle, Plymouth 02360; a daughter; two sons; five grandchildren; and a sister, Carol Van Olinda McGee ’63.
Carole Jones Dineen ’63, of Sherman, Conn.; Oct. 22, of cancer. She held various career positions before retiring in 1992. From 1986 to 1992 she was a vice president of Citibank. In 1985 she was the associate director for management in the Executive Office of the President of the United States, Office of Management and Budget. From 1983 to 1985 she was fiscal assistant treasurer of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where she was responsible for the management of the government’s payment systems. From 1978 to 1983 she was a vice president of Bankers Trust Company in operations, including managing the money-transfer customer service division. From 1968 to 1978 she worked for Trans World Airlines in marketing, and then as manager of airport operations at Kennedy Airport facilities. From 1963 to 1968 she served as an intelligence officer at the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency in Virginia. In her retirement she was active in the New Fairfield/Sherman Animal Welfare Society, where she served on the board of directors and as chairwoman of the board. She is survived by her husband, Robert, and a niece and a nephew.
Jay M. Wiley ’64, of East Boothbay, Me.; Aug. 13. He retired in 1996 from a 27-year career with Mobile Chemical Corp. in Rochester, N.Y. An avid sailor, in his retirement he sailed from Portland, Me., to Portsmouth, England. He was president of the Boothbay Shores Association and a member of the Down East Yacht Club. He is survived by his wife, Sydney, as well as two sons, three grandchildren, and his father, Fred E. Wiley.
Sally Miller Johnston ’65, ’68 AM, of Chapel Hill, N.C.; Jul. 20, of heart failure. She worked with several international development organizations and lived in Kenya, Tanzania, and Nigeria before moving to Chapel Hill in 1977. In Chapel Hill she served as president of the Kensington Trace Homeowners Assoc. for ten years and as secretary of the Ocean Reef Homeowners Assoc. in Emerald Isle, N.C., for seventeen years. She is survived by her husband, Alan ’68, of 104 Buena Vista Way, Chapel Hill 27514, and a brother.
Kenneth R. Dawson ’69, ’78 MD, of Cambridge, Mass.; Aug. 27, of a brain tumor. He was a child psychiatrist. Since 1988 he worked for Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates at its Cambridge and Medford centers. He was also senior child psychiatrist at Westwood Lodge Hospital and at the Lowell Youth Treatment Center. During his career he was medical director of inpatient units at the Charles River Hospital, Mount Auburn Hospital, and the Boston Center. He is survived by his wife, Susan, as well as two sons, a daughter, and his mother, Mary Dawson.
Steven J. Massarsky ’70, of New York City; Oct. 5, of cancer. He was an attorney and a businessman. He was founder and CEO of Business Incubation Group Inc., which focused on incubating companies that market and sell consumer products and services. In 1989 he cofounded Voyager Communications Inc., which grew to become the third largest comic-book publisher in the country; he eventually sold it to Acclaim Entertainment Inc. but retained the title of president and publisher of the Acclaim Comics Division. He earlier operated an entertainment-law practice. He became a founding board member of the Brown Entrepreneurship Program and served on the board of Shop Well With You. He was a member of the California and New York State bar associations, the Brown University Sports Foundation, and the Weehawken, N.J., Hall of Fame. He is survived by his mother, Yetta Massarsky, as well as two sisters and several nieces and nephews.
Robert Soboda ’73, of Central Falls, R.I.; Sept. 11. He was an attorney. He is survived by his former wife, Anne Cardi, as well as three sons, a sister, a brother, and several nieces and nephews.
Scott Livie ’75, of Chestertown, Md.; Apr. 27, of colorectal cancer. He was the founder of Chesapeake Benefit Services, an employee-benefit firm providing services to local, regional, and national accounts. He served as president of the Kent County Chamber of Commerce in 2000 and was elected to the Kent County Commission in 2002. He was a member of the Chesapeake College board of trustees for 12 years, serving twice as chairman of the board. A gifted athlete, he not only coached lacrosse teams in his local area, but continued to play lacrosse while undergoing chemotherapy, playing in the 2000 and 2002 World Games in the Grand Master Division and as a member of the 1999 tournament All-Star team in Lake Placid. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and crabbing. He is survived by his wife, Anne; three daughters; a stepdaughter; a stepson; his mother, Jeanne Livie Tarring; a sister; and a brother.
Anne Hogg Penick ’79, of Arlington, Va.; Aug. 21, of breast cancer. She was an attorney for the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton-Gore presidential campaigns. She worked for AT&E Corp. in San Francisco before moving to Washington, D.C., in 1987, where she worked as an attorney for LCC International in Arlington. She was a member of the Arlington Women’s Civic Alliance, the Northern Virginia Alliance League, and the Washington Golf and Country Club. She raised funds for the Johns Hopkins Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Center and Living Beyond Breast Cancer. She is survived by her husband, Syndor Barksdale Penick, as well as a daughter and two sisters.
Robert J. Ryan ’80, of Westport, Conn.; Oct. 13, of cancer. He was an executive vice president of Standard Chartered Bank in New York City. He is survived by his wife, Patricia, as well as a daughter, a brother, and four sisters.
Darryll W. Bolduc ’83, of Huntersville, N.C.; Sept. 17, in a jet-skiing accident. He was an attorney and senior trader/portfolio manager for Nibor Capital Management. He was a member of the North Carolina State Bar, the Mecklenburg County Bar Association, and the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association. He enjoyed golf, hockey, and the outdoors. He is survived by his wife, Angie; a stepdaughter; a stepson; his parents, Marcel and Beatrice McInnis Bolduc; two sisters; six brothers; and several nieces and nephews.
Richard H. Acker ’91, of Glenview, Ill.; May 20, of cancer. He was an environmental attorney practicing at McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Ennerson in San Francisco for several years before returning to Chicago to work for the nonprofit organization Openlands Project. In 2005 he became an attorney at the Environmental Law and Policy Center, focusing on clean water and wildlife habitat issues. He enjoyed music, hiking, traveling, and nature photography. He is survived by his wife, Karen of 332 Nellie Ct., Glenview 60025; a daughter; his parents, Fred and Cindy Wayne Acker’59; a brother; and two sisters, including Jenny Acker Bishop ’94.
Hilary R. Swaffield ’06, of Wolfeboro, N.H.; Sept. 12. She was an excellent student and athlete while at Brown. She was a captain of the Brown ski team and earned All-American and Academic All-American honors. She was an accomplished musician and writer and enjoyed animals and the great outdoors. A published writer, she interned for the Nation’s David Corn ’81, helping him research a book. She is survived by her parents, Bill and Becky Swaffield; a sister; a brother; grandmothers; and several aunts and uncles.
Elinor Andersen Larson ’41 AM, of Plymouth, Mass.; Aug. 29. She was a teacher in Weymouth and Bourne, Mass., and in New Jersey before moving to Plymouth. She was a member of the Plymouth Garden Club and sold real estate in Bourne and Plymouth. She is survived by her husband, Warren, as well as a son, two daughters, and eleven grandchildren.
Louise Comer Turner ’41 ScM, of Newton, Mass.; formerly of Fairfield, Conn.; Aug. 20. She was a retired associate professor of mathematics at the Univ. of Bridgeport in Connecticut. From 1941 to 1947 she taught at Barnard College. During World War II she taught cryptanalysis for the U.S. Navy to a select group of Barnard students. She taught mathematics at Roger Ludlowe high school in Fairfield before becoming an associate professor at the Univ. of Bridgeport. After retiring from teaching, she became the regional coordinator and adviser for Charter Oak State College. Phi Beta Kappa. She was also a member of the American Mathematical Society and the American Association of University Women. She is survived by a son, two daughters, nine grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
James M. Pickett ’51 PhD, of Surry, Me.; Jul. 5. He taught briefly at the Univ. of Conn, then at Gallaudet College (known today as Gallaudet Univ.), where he became director of research. He retired in 1987. He wrote two standard textbooks on acoustic phonetics. He enjoyed sailing, birding, gardening, and music. He is survived by his wife, Betty, as well as a sister, a brother, and several nieces and nephews.
Bertie Frankenhuis Argyris ’53 ScM, of Weston, Mass.; Sept. 11, following a brief illness. She was a professor of microbiology and immunology at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, N.Y., and was appointed emeritus professor of immunology upon her retirement in 1985. She published numerous articles on transplantation immunity and the development of the neonatal immune response. She is survived by her husband, Tom, as well as a sister and several nieces and nephews.
James H. Cassedy ’59 PhD, of Bethesda, Md.; Sept. 14, of cachexia. He was a historian at the National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine, and retired in 2006. He was past president and vice president of the American Association for the History of Medicine. He received the Welch Medal, the Lifetime Achievement Award, and the National Library of Medicine Regents Award. He was the author of six books and the editor of the Bibliography of the History of Medicine. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed playing the piano, traveling, and researching history. He is survived by his wife, Carol, and two daughters.
David L. Pratt ’61 MAT, of San Francisco; Sept. 3, of cancer. He was the retired headmaster of the Town School for Boys in San Francisco. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of several educational boards and was chairman of the board of directors of the Education Records Bureau. He conducted many workshops for the National Association of Independent Schools and for the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. His nonacademic memberships included DAPRA Corp. in Connecticut and the Pacific Union Club; he was also a 16-year member of the Nob Hill Condominium Association. He enjoyed music, theater, literature, travel, and sailing. He is survived by his wife, Marie-Louise, as well as a daughter, two sons, and six grandchildren.
Irving L. Williams ’62 MAT, of Greensboro, N.C.; Sept. 3, of kidney failure. He was a physics professor at Nassau Community College for 29 years until he retired in 1996. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he was the president’s assistant on affirmative action from 1980 to 1985 and served on the Roosevelt School Board from 1988 to 1991. He was a member of 100 Black Men of Nassau County and of Grace Lutheran Church. He collected coins and enjoyed classical music, crossword puzzles, and science fiction programs. He is survived by his wife, Carrie, and two daughters.
William K. Bottorff ’64 PhD, of Ottawa Hills, Ohio; Oct. 15, of prostate cancer. He taught at Boston Univ., SUNY Geneseo, Ohio Univ., and the Univ. of Toledo, as well as occasional special courses at the Toledo Museum of Art. He retired in 1992. He wrote poetry and fiction and published two novellas, a novel, and two books of poetry. He served in the U.S. Navy, where he was awarded the National Defense Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He enjoyed sports car rallying, collecting toys, painting, and playing tennis. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie; a daughter; a son; and three grandchildren.
Janet W. Bloodgood ’69 MAT, of Zionville, N.C.; Oct. 17. She was an associate professor in the department of language, reading, and exceptionalities in the Reich College of Education at Appalachian State Univ. She is survived by two daughters, two grandchildren, three sisters, and two brothers.
Todd M. Savarese ’80 PhD, of Northborough, Mass.; Oct. 4, after a brief illness. He was an associate professor of research in cancer biology at the Univ. of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester. Prior to this, he taught for many years as an assistant professor of medical science at Brown. He was active in the Middlesex County 4-H Fife and Drum Corps, serving as codirector, and was a member of St. Rose of Lima Church. He was an avid history buff, as well as a photographer, musician, and New England Patriots fan. He is survived by his wife, Diane; two sons; his mother, Gladys Brody Savarese; a sister; a brother; and several nieces and nephews.
Michele Morrisson Bernstein ’81 AM, of Setauket, N.Y.; Aug. 16, of pancreatic cancer. She was an anthropologist and curator who won national recognition for an exhibit on 19th-century seafaring women. In 1990, combining her love of sailing and history, she became a fine arts curator for the New York Yacht Club in Manhattan. She became the first director of the Three Village Historical Society and later worked as curator and educator for the Stony Brook Univ. Institute for Long Island Archeology. She enjoyed punk-rock music and gardening. She is survived by her husband, David, as well as a daughter and a son.
Rhonda Simper Ronan ’07 PhD, of Southbury, Conn.; Sept. 4. She was employed by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center as a research scientist studying cures for cancer and other diseases. She is survived by her husband, Stephen; her parents, Julius and Diane Simper; a brother; a sister; her paternal grandmother, Henrietta Simper; and several nieces and nephews.
William Dinneen, of Greenville, R.I.; Jul. 26. He was a retired professor of music at Brown, teaching courses in music history and serving as organist in the days of daily chapel at Sayles Hall, where his chapel choir achieved a reputation of excellence. He gave individual lessons in organ playing and held the title of organist at the First Baptist Church in America, the Benefit St. Unitarian Church, and St. Joseph’s Church in Fox Point. In 1950, as a member of the Rhode Island Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, he created the Vox Oceana, a newsletter to inform members of the chapter’s activities, and was subsequently honored with the Anna Fiore Smith award for commitment to furthering appreciation of the organ. He was also a music critic for the Providence Journal and keyboardist for the Rhode Island Philharmonic. He is survived by his wife, Frances Latson Dinneen’43, of 20 Austin Ave., Apt. 306, Greenville 02828; two sons; and two grandsons.
Alvan E. Fisher, of Half Moon Bay, Calif.; Sept. 28, of renal cancer. A specialist in infectious diseases, he was a founding member of AIDS Project Rhode Island, where he was instrumental in establishing standards of care for patients with HIV and helping patients find doctors who would treat them. He served as chairman of the AIDS task force at Rhode Island Hospital and helped start the Brown University AIDS Program. AIDS Project Rhode Island recognized him with its first Red Ribbon Community Service Award in 2002. More recently he continued his work in the field of HIV/AIDS treatment as senior director of medical affairs for Gilead Sciences, a biotech company in Foster City, Calif. He is survived by his wife, Pamela, as well as two sons, two sisters, and several nieces and nephews.
Oswald Hall, of Ottawa, Canada; Aug. 31. He began a five-year career at Brown as a sociology lecturer in 1941. That year, when the United States entered World War II and the campus hosted a naval training program, Hall failed to meet armed forces health standards and was recruited by Brown to teach mathematics to naval officers. In 1944 he left Brown to complete his doctoral thesis at the Univ. of Chicago and then to join the faculty of McGill Univ. and subsequently the Univ. of Toronto, where he continued to teach and conduct research until his retirement in 1973. His contributions to the development of sociology and Canada were recognized with an honorary doctorate from the Univ. of Carleton and membership in the Royal Society of Canada. He is survived by a daughter, a son, a granddaughter, and a sister.
Bryce D. Lyon, of Hanover, N.H.; May 24, of metastatic cancer. He taught history at Brown for 22 years until he retired in 1987. He was the author of more than 20 books and numerous articles on medieval history. One of the works he was proudest of was Henri Pirenne: A Biographical and Intellectual Study, about the renowned Belgian historian of the medieval period. Bryce was a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is survived by a son and a daughter.