John C. Sarafian '30, of Warwick, R.I.; Feb. 10. He was a physician and staff member at St. Joseph's Hospital in Providence until his retirement in 1982. In addition to his private practice, he provided medical services to Gorham Co. in Providence. He enjoyed playing golf. He is survived by his wife, Esther, a daughter, a son, three stepchildren, five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Mildred Schmidt Sheldon '32, of Kingston, R.I.; Jan. 23. She was a homemaker and active in her community. She was a founding member of the Kingston Improvement Assoc. and the Kingston Fair, and a member of the Kingston Hill Gardeners Club, the South County Art Assoc., and the First Baptist Church of South Kingstown, where she taught Sunday school and sang in the choir. She is survived by a son, three grandchildren, and a niece.
Walter V. Baker '39, of Waterford, Conn.; Jan. 18. He was president of New London and Mohegan Dairies until a 1964 merger with Brock-Hall Dairy in New London, of which he became chairman. He served in the U.S. Army, from which he was discharged as a master sergeant. He was past president of Congregation Beth El, the Greater New London Chamber of Commerce, the Connecticut Milk Regulation Board, and the Community Chest (now the United Way). He was director of the Day Publishing Co., director and treasurer of the Quality Chekd Dairy Products Assoc., director of Fortune Plastics, and treasurer of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Connecticut and Phi Beta Kappa. His 30 years of volunteer service to Lawrence & Memorial Hospital in New London led to the hospital's naming an auditorium in his honor. He enjoyed performing tricks for sick children at the hospital while dressed as Shorty the Clown. He is survived by a daughter; a son, Richard '73; and three grandchildren.
Margaret Fico Capasso '40, of North Providence, R.I.; Dec. 14. She was a teacher in North Kingstown and Narragansett, R.I., as well as in North Providence until her retirement in 1978. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Kappa Delta Pi, the National Retired Teachers Assoc., and the Greater Providence Retired Teachers Assoc., of which she was legislative cochairperson from 1979 to 1990. She was a member of the advisory council at St. Anthony Church in North Providence, and a choir member for more than 30 years. She is survived by two sons, two daughters, eight grandchildren, and two sisters.
Thomas L. Chiffelle '40, of Albuquerque; Sept. 20. He was a pathologist for Lovelace Medical Center for 45 years. He was a member of the American Medical Assoc., the College of American Pathologists, the New Mexico Society of Pathologists, the American Assoc. for the Advancement of Science, and Sigma Xi. He is survived by his wife, Marianne, a daughter, two sons, five grandchildren, and two sisters.
Ruth Campbell Pratt '40, of Centerville, Mass.; Jan. 27. She was an accountant for Kervick Enterprises (formerly Providence Steel and Iron Inc.) for more than 50 years. She was an accomplished pianist and enjoyed gardening and collecting antiques. She is survived by a stepson, a sister, and three nieces.
Francis C. Wilson '41, of Williamstown, Mass.; Feb. 11. He was a director of benefits for Sprague Electric Co. in North Adams, Mass., until his retirement in 1982. He served in the U.S. Naval Air Corps as a commander pilot and blimp pilot during World War II. At Brown, he was a member of the 1938–39 basketball team which was elected to the Brown Athletic Hall of Fame for winning the New England championship and appearing in Brown's first NCAA Tournament. Active in civic affairs, he was president of the Western Mass. Homecare Assoc. for 14 years and president of the Mt. Greylock Regional High School Committee. He was also a member of the Williamstown Planning Board, the Williamston Fire District Review Board, the Williamstown American Legion Post #152, the Williamstown Lions Club, and St. John's Episcopal Church. He was a charter member and founder of the Williamstown Little League. He is survived by two daughters, a son, seven grandchildren, and a sister.
Jerome Deluty '42, of Boynton Beach, Fla., formerly of Cranston, R.I.; Dec. 27. He was a retired chemist for the R.I. Dept. of Health. He served in the South Pacific in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. He was a member of Touro Fraternal Assoc. and Temple Torat Yisrael, both in Cranston. He is survived by a daughter, two sons, five grandchildren, three sisters, and his companion, Anne.
Robert Kramer '43, of Swarthmore, Pa.; Dec. 15, of heart failure. He was a retired vice president of the Philadelphia office of Cresmer, Woodward, O'Mara & Ormsbee, a national newspaper representative firm. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was past president of the Newspaper Advertising Sales Assoc., the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Assoc. of Newspaper Representatives, and the Brown Club of Philadelphia. He was also a member of the Rotary Club of Philadelphia, the Harvard Club of Philadelphia, and the Rolling Green Golf Club in Springfield, Pa. He was the vice commander of the Naval Order of the United States and executive vice president of the 4th Naval District for the Naval Reserve Assoc. He is survived by his brother Paul Kramer '41, a sister, two nieces, and five nephews.
Jason Z. Levine '43, of Singer Island, Fla.; Dec. 26, of prostate cancer. He was president of Robert's Children's Shop in Pawtucket, R.I., until his retirement in 1981. He then took computer courses and worked with Volunteers in Action. He volunteered to help computerize Family Resources of Woonsocket, R.I., and in April 1991 he received the JC Penney Golden Rule Award for his volunteer work at Family Resources. He was president of Congregation B'nai Israel in Woonsocket and a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi. He enjoyed sailing and woodworking. He is survived by his wife, Rosiland; his daughter, Diane Levine Yermack '74; his sons, Mark '71 and Richard '78; his grandson, David '12; his sister, Doris Levine Fisher '47; and his brother, George Levine '45.
E. Russell Alexander Jr. '44, of Greenfield, Mass.; Nov. 20, of heart failure. He worked for 34 years at the Franklin Savings Institution in Greenfield until he retired as vice president in 1981. He served in the U.S. Army. He was a director, treasurer, and chorus member of the Pioneer Valley Symphony Assoc., treasurer of the Franklin County Public Hospital, treasurer and secretary of the Kiwanis Club, and a member of the Deerfield Valley Art Assoc. He enjoyed skiing, listening to classical music, painting with oils, and playing bridge. He is survived by a son; two daughters, including Kristin Eschauzier, 49 West Lynne Ave., Portland, Me. 04103; four grandsons; and three great-grandchildren.
Hervey P. Gauvin '44, of Penfield, N.Y.; Jan. 11. He was a retired physicist. While serving in the U.S. Army, he was assigned to work on the Manhattan Project as a nuclear physicist. He later worked at the U.S. Air Force's Cambridge (Mass.) Research Laboratory until his retirement. He received the Meritorious Service Award for his work on the atom bomb. He was a member of the American Physical Society and the American Acoustical Society. He is survived by his wife, Helen, a daughter, and three grandchildren.
Samuel T. Arnold Jr. '45, of Pennington, N.J.; Feb. 2, of complications with Myelodysplastic Syndrome. He was a vice president and investment executive for Paine Webber in Princeton, N.J., until the company was purchased by the United Bank of Switzerland (UBS). He then worked for UBS as a manager and broker in Princeton for 31 years. At Brown he was part of the NROTC and later joined the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a member of the Hope Club (R.I.), the Agawam Hunt Club (R.I.), the Sakonnet Golf Club (R.I.), the Nassau Club (N.J.), the Bedens Brook Golf Club (N.J.), and the Benevolent Loyal Order of Honorable and Ancient Red Sox Diehard Sufferers of New York (BLOHARDS). He enjoyed playing tennis and golf, watching the Red Sox, and spending time with his dogs. He was the son of former Brown provost Samuel T. Arnold; the family asks that donations be made to the Samuel T. Arnold Fellowship at Brown Univ. or to Centurion Ministries in Princeton. He is survived by his wife, Rosalie, two daughters, two sons, and a brother, Henry Arnold '50.
Robert F. Cashen '45, of Shreveport, La.; Jan. 11. He was a retired vice president of First National Bank in Shreveport, where he managed the petroleum loans. Prior to working at the bank, he was a petroleum engineer for Stanolind Oil & Gas in Vivian, La. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He received the Purple Heart Medal, the Victory Medal, the European-African–Middle Eastern Theatre Campaign Medal, and the American Theatre Campaign Medal. He was a member of Shreveport Country Club, the East Ridge Country Club, the Independent Petroleum Assoc. of America, the Shreveport Geological Society, the Petroleum Club of Shreveport, and Beta Theta Pi. He enjoyed playing golf, and is survived by his former wife, Constance, and his friend, Margaret.
Dorothy Francis Furber '45, of Charlotte, N.C.; Nov. 24. She was a secretary for the YWCA and a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Allen, a daughter, two grandsons, and two brothers.
Evan R. West '45, of Rumford, R.I.; Mar. 16. He was a teacher, administrator, and coach at Hebron Academy in Maine for 17 years before becoming the headmaster at Providence Country Day School. During his 20 years as headmaster, the school increased enrollment and built a new campus with a field house named in his honor. After his retirement from PCD, he became associate director of admission at Brown. In 1993 he was the founding director of Brown's Alumni College Advising Program. He received the Brown Alumni Service Award in 2000. He also served as class president, treasurer, and reunion chair. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was a member of the Headmasters Assoc.; member and treasurer of the Country Day School Headmasters Assoc. of the U.S.; member of Central Congregational Church where he served as a deacon and past chairman; past chairman of the Lifetime Learning program; and past member of the board of directors of the Genesis Center and the Rhode Island Lung Assoc. He is survived by his wife, Sally; two daughters, including Elizabeth West '73; three grandchildren; a sister; and a brother.
Nancy Arnold King '46, of Bethesda, Md.; Mar. 26, 2008. She is survived by her husband, Charles; three sons, including Robert '73, '76 AM, '80 PhD and Andrew '81; and a brother, Frederick Arnold '59.
Mary McVay McLaughlin '46, of Rumford, R.I.; Jan. 25. She was a teacher in the Pawtucket, R.I., school system for more than 25 years, retiring in 1990. She was a member of the Pawtucket Teachers Alliance. She is survived by a son, three daughters, seven grandchildren, and a brother.
Priscilla Biron Wood '46, of Springfield, Va., formerly of Orono, Me.; Jan. 10, of a stroke. She taught pottery at the Greenspring Village Retirement Community Center in Springfield. In 1947 she was an editorial assistant for Science magazine, as well as a junior astronomer for the U.S. Army Map Service. In 1949, she became a teacher for primary behavior disorder groups. She was also the owner/operator of a silkscreen note card and greeting card business. She was a member of the American Assoc. of Univ. Women, Sigma Xi, and the Messiah United Methodist Church in Springfield, where she taught Sunday school and was the acting church photographer. She enjoyed ice skating and skiing. She is survived by her husband, Herbert, two daughters, two sons, eight grandchildren, a great-grandson, and two brothers.
William W. Hultzman '47, of North Royalton, Ohio; June 2. He was a retired electrical engineer. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers and Delta Tau Delta. He is survived by his wife, Ruth, two daughters, and two sons.
John C. Longworth '47, of Topsham, Me., formerly of Seekonk, Mass.; Dec. 31. He was a retired employee of Industrial National Bank in Pawtucket, R.I. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army. He was a lifetime member of the Masons in Pawtucket, Providence, and Brunswick, Me. He served on the vestry, as lay minister, and as a Sunday school teacher at the Church of the Holy Nativity in Seekonk and as a lector at Grace Episcopal Church in Bath, Me. He was a member of the Shriners, the Scottish Rite Valley of Providence, and the Steamship Historical Society of America in East Providence. He was an avid reader of historical books, with an interest in ships and trains. He is survived by his wife, Patricia, a son, three daughters, and six grandchildren.
Alan H. Nichols '47, of Sandwich, N.H., formerly of Simsbury, Conn.; Dec. 28. He worked as a sales engineer for GE Supply Corp. of Boston; as a merchandising manager for Chicago Rawhide Manufacturing Co. of Elgin, Ill.; as vice president of marketing for Skinner Precision Industries of New Britain, Conn.; and as marketing manager for Wiremold Corp. of West Hartford, Conn. He served in the U.S. Navy. A music enthusiast, he played piano for the Simsbury Theater Guild, the Simsbury Summer Theater for Youth, and the Simsbury Light Opera. He was a member of the First Church of Christ in Simsbury and president of the Simsbury Retired Men's Club. He was a trustee and assistant treasurer of the Federated Church of Sandwich, and a tax volunteer of the Sandwich Senior Housing Committee. He is survived by his wife, Jane Weinert Nichols '48, three daughters, six grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter.
Muriel Simon Flanzbaum '48, of Bloomington, Ind.; Dec. 22, of liver cancer. She was a retired clinical social worker for Kent County Memorial Hospital in Warwick, R.I. She is survived by two daughters and two grandchildren.
Norma Truxell Green '48, of Asheville, N.C.; Aug. 27. She is survived by a daughter, two sons, two grandchildren, and a sister.
Louise McLaughlin Tansey '48, of Augusta, Me.; Jan. 28. She was a social worker in Providence, then moved to Conn. to pursue a master's degree in education. She then taught in Rockville, Conn. In 1968, she and her late husband, James N. Tansey '46, left the United States to teach in American schools overseas, including Spain, Russia, and Iran. After living in Italy cultivating olives for 20 years, she returned to the United States in 2001. She was a member of AARP. She is survived by a daughter, two sons, and seven grandchildren.
W. Lee Abbott '49, of Hampton Bays, N.Y.; Oct. 31, 2007. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne.
Wilfred W. Cardin '49, of Concord, Mass., formerly of Homosassa, Fla., and Attleboro, Mass.; Jan. 7, as a result of injuries sustained in a fall. He was an electrical mechanical design engineer for Texas Instruments in Attleboro until his retirement in 1986. He received several patent awards for his inventions at Texas Instruments. During World War II he served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club, the Elks, and the Sugarmill Woods Country Club (all in Fla.), and was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Attleboro. He was a Boy Scout troop leader. He enjoyed playing golf and bridge and was most proud of his three holes in one. He is survived by his wife, Vera, a son, three daughters, ten grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Rita Sisson McGuinness '49, of New City, N.Y.; Dec. 27. A homemaker. She had also been a research assistant for Professor of Astronomy Charles Smiley in the Ladd Observatory from 1949 to 1951. She is survived by her husband, Eugene '49, two daughters, three sons, eight grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter.
William R. Peek '49, of Marlton Hill, N.J.; Dec. 29. He was a retired electrical engineer for General Electric in Schenectady, N.Y. He served as a radioman in the U.S. Coast Guard. He enjoyed camping, hunting, sailing, and fishing. He is survived by his wife, Catherine, three daughters, two sons, and six grandchildren.
William R. Peters '49, of Plymouth, Minn.; Feb. 11. He was a retired product-pricing manager for Conoco. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of Kappa Sigma. He is survived by his wife, Ruth, a daughter, a son, and three grandchildren.
Alice Farrell Reynolds '49, of Duxbury, Mass.; Jan. 26. She was a homemaker. She was active in her children's lives, participating in their school and church events. She enjoyed swimming, boating, skiing, bowling, and reading. She is survived by her husband, Henry '50; two daughters, including Anne Reynolds Ward '82; two sons; ten grandchildren; and a sister.
Ernest S. Reynolds Jr. '49, of Aiken, S.C.; May 3, 2008. He was a retired postmaster. He served in the U.S. Navy Sea Bees during World War II. He is survived by his wife, Dot Reynolds, two daughters, four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
Arline Goodman Alpert '50, of Fall River, Mass.; Jan. 7, following a long illness. She was vice president of Alpert Properties & Lily Realty in Fall River. She was a life member of Hadassah and served on the board of directors of the Fall River Jewish Home and the Corrigan Mental Health Center. She volunteered at Temple Beth El, where she was active in the Sisterhood, chair of the adult education program, and a member of the board of directors. She was also a member of the American Assoc. of Univ. Women and the League of Women Voters. She helped found the Fall River chapter of the Brandeis Univ. Women's Committee and served as president during the 1960s. She is survived by her husband, Sumner '49; a son; three daughters, including Sandra Alpert Pankiw '76; and four grandchildren.
Harold G. Bergwall '50, of Buffalo, N.Y.; Dec. 10. He was a retired commercial real estate broker. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. At Brown he was president of Delta Tau Delta and the Interfraternity Governing Board and later was active in the Buffalo Alumni Club. He enjoyed sailing, traveling, birding, and playing tennis. He is survived by his wife, Arlene Reed Bergwall '50, as well as three daughters, including Sally Johnnes '83, a son, and a brother, Joseph '46.
Lewis P. Bosworth '50, of Wilmington, N.C.; Jan. 3. He was the retired manager of Heatcraft Inc., and former manager of Snelling & Snelling Personnel Service (both in Wilmington). He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He enjoyed writing vignettes about people and everyday situations, as well as acting in the productions of Picnic and A Streetcar Named Desire performed at UNC Wilmington. He is survived by his wife, Carol, a daughter, two sons, and seven grandchildren.
William J. Britt '50, of Pawtucket, R.I.; Jan. 18. He worked at Blackstone Valley Electric in Pawtucket for more than 35 years. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was a volunteer coach for the Darlington Little League and the Pawtucket Crusaders for more than 15 years. He was an active member of St. Joseph's Church. He was an avid fan of the New York Giants and Yankees. He is survived by a daughter, two sons, and two grandchildren.
Frederick J. Dailey '50, of Warwick, R.I.; Dec. 28. He was employed with the Sherwin Williams Co. in Warwick until his retirement in 1984. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Counterintelligence Corps. He was a communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Warwick for 47 years and enjoyed reading and rooting for the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Rossi Dailey '50, a daughter, a son, three granddaughters, and a sister.
Charles H. Jackson '50, of Madison, Conn.; Nov. 29. As an automotive industry executive, he held a variety of managerial positions with American Motors and Saab-Scandia of America until his retirement in 1989. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He is survived by son Charles B. Jackson '79, a daughter, and five grandchildren, including Matthew S. Hill '10.
John A. Kelly '50, of Greenville, R.I.; Feb. 7. He was a retired employee of the former New England Telephone and Telegraph Co. in Providence. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the St. Philip Men's Club, the American Legion, the Telephone Pioneers of America, the Tin Can Sailors, and the National Assoc. of Destroyer Veterans. He is survived by his wife, Lillian, a daughter, three sons, and six grandchildren.
C. Edward Kiely '50, of Providence; Dec. 31. He was the manager of the R.I. branch of Controller Service and Sales, an electrical wholesaler, for more than 50 years. He served in the U.S. Navy as a radioman aboard the minesweeper USS Breese and received numerous commendations and awards for his service. He was inducted into the Brown Athletic Hall of Fame, was named to the 1940s All-Decade Team, and was scouted for the varsity football staff. He was president of the Brown Club of R.I., a member of the University Club in Providence, and past president of the Eastward Ho Country Club in Chatham, Mass. He was president of the Class of 1950 for more than 25 years. He enjoyed gardening, golfing, and refinishing furniture and duck decoys. He is survived by his wife, Esther; a son, Cornelius '74; three daughters; 13 grandchildren, including Stuart Kiely '00; and two great-grandchildren.
Gardner M. Macartney '50, of North Andover, Mass.; Jan. 22, after a short illness. He and his brother owned and operated Macartney Clothing Stores, a family-run business for 112 years in Lawrence, Mass., until it closed in 1991. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Lawrence Exchange Club, the Masons, and the Lawrence Ski Team, and was a volunteer at the North Andover Senior Center and at Lazarus House in Lawrence. He enjoyed golfing, flying, skiing, and playing the piano, banjo, and guitar. He is survived by a sister, Sally Macartney Osborn '52 and her husband, William J. Osborn '50, a brother, and several nieces and nephews.
Frank E. Manchester III '50, of Brooksville, Fla., formerly of Warwick, R.I.; Aug. 7. He was a retired manager with Brown and Sharpe Mfg. Co. in Providence. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Army. He is survived by two daughters, a son, and three grandchildren.
Rita D. Mousseau '50, of North Eastham, Mass.; Feb. 5. She taught French for 40 years at various private and public schools, retiring from Nauset Regional High School as head of the foreign language department. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and enjoyed reading, gardening, fishing, and swimming. She is survived by a niece.
Francis S. Nardone '50, of Westerly, R.I.; Jan. 28, of cancer. He was the owner of Samuel Nardone's Sons Co. in Westerly. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Westerly Zoning Board, the Lions Club, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Community Fund. He enjoyed playing golf and duplicate bridge, and listening to classical music. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn, a daughter, a son, a stepdaughter, a stepson, five grandchildren, and two brothers.
Kenneth F. Provost '50, of Coventry, R.I.; Dec. 24. He worked for Travelers Insurance Co. for 37 years. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves, and was a veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the Brown basketball and football teams. He was inducted into the West Haven Conn. High School Hall of Fame. He is survived by his wife, Beverly, a daughter, a son, and two cousins.
Barbara Mink Ross '50, of Baltimore, Dec. 22, after a long illness. She was active in bird banding and environmental education. She volunteered at Clyburn Arboretum and Irvine Nature Center and traveled to Costa Rica to participate in the study of bird migration. She was a member of the American Bird Banding Assoc., the Eastern Bird Banding Assoc., the Md. Ornithological Society, and the Homeland Garden Club. She enjoyed the Baltimore Symphony, opera, cooking, traveling, and playing bridge. She is survived by her husband, Alan '50, a daughter, two sons, four grandchildren, a sister, a brother, and several nieces and nephews.
Dale S. Rothwell '50, of Somerset, Mass.; Dec. 21. He was the owner/operator of Rothwell Foundry in Swansea, Mass. After selling the business in the late 1970s, he opened Somerset Plaza and became a member of the Mass. Board of Realtors until his retirement. While serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, he was stationed in Okinawa and received several medals for his service. He served on the Somerset School Committee for 15 years, helped to establish the Somerset Federal Credit Union, and served on its board of directors for 30 years. His memberships included the National Rifle Assoc., the North American Hunting Club, the Somerset Sportsman's Club, American Legion Post #228, the Pioneer Masonic Lodge, and Phi Delta Theta. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He is survived by his wife, Teresa, three sons, seven grandchildren, and a sister.
Raymond J. Hill '51, of Warwick, R.I.; Jan. 31. He was the senior vice president of manufacturing for Swank Inc., a jewelry manufacturer in Attleboro, Mass. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Jewelers Shipping Assoc. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Walsh Hill '48; seven daughters; three sons, including Stephen Hill '84; and 21 grandchildren.
John T. Lund '51, of New Castle, Del.; Jan. 2, of complications of dementia. He held several titles at DuPont, beginning as a research chemist at the Waynesboro, Va., plant; he retired in 1990 as executive director of educational aids. He enjoyed working on computers and sailing. He and his family sailed several times to Bermuda and the Bahamas aboard his 30-foot sailboat. He is survived by his wife, Janet, two sons, four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a brother.
Roland H. MacDowell '51, of Washington Township, N.J.; Jan. 11. He was vice president of Brisk Waterproofing Company in Ridgefield, N.J., until his retirement in 1993. Some of his masonry reconstruction projects included the New York Stock Exchange, the Chrysler Building, Radio City Music Hall, and the Brown stadium. During the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps and received the Korean Service Medal with two stars and the United Nations Service Medal. He was a member of the American Society for Testing and Materials, the Construction Institute, the Building Stone Institute, and Sigma Nu. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn, two sons and four grandchildren.
John F. Palastak '51, of York, Pa.; Feb. 9. He was a former supervisor, contract administrator, and accounting manager for Dictaphone Corp., American Machine & Foundry Corp., Gichner Mobile Systems, and Ammon R. Smith Auto Co. before working ten years as an interstate unemployment claims examiner for the Pa. Dept. of Labor and Industry. In retirement, he was the district office payroll administrator at H&R Block in York for six years. He was past president of the Y.M. Industrial forum, branch chairperson of the American Red Cross, and president of the Credit Executives of York County, as well as a member of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of York. He enjoyed performing in theater productions. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, a daughter, a son, two stepsons, and seven grandchildren.
Jason S. Rosenberg '51, of West Palm Beach, Fla.; July 26, 2008. He was the retired vice president and treasurer of Rosecrest Inc., a family business producing women's sportswear. He also worked in real estate and finance and held a commercial pilot's license. He was a member of the Breakers and the New Synagogue of Palm Beach. He is survived by his wife, Naomi, a daughter, a son, and five grandchildren.
Lawrence N. Spitz '51, of Sun City, Ariz.; Dec. 5. He joined the United Textile Workers of America in 1930 and was instrumental in forming the Congress of Industrial Organizations in R.I. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army and attended Brown after his discharge. He graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, while working full-time as a subdistrict director for the United Steel Workers and chairman of the Medical Economics Committee of the Rhode Island AFL-CIO. In 1965, he moved to Pittsburgh to work as director of the Wage Division of the United Steel Workers of America. In 1967, he resigned to become executive director of Community Progress Inc. in New Haven, Conn. From 1968 until his retirement in 1978, he served as assistant to the president and secretary/treasurer of the United Steel Workers of America and worked closely with the International Labor Affairs Office of the U.S. Dept. of Labor. In retirement, he established the Union Club in Az., a statewide group of retired union workers representing 84 unions. He is survived by two daughters, three grandchildren, and six nieces and nephews.
Norma Emerson Blauvelt '52, of Vero Beach, Fla.; Jan. 21. She is survived by her husband, Fowler Blauvelt '46, 1380 Spanish Lace Ln., Vero Beach 32963; a daughter; two sons, including Richard Blauvelt '84; four grandsons; and a sister.
Hugh E. Cahill '52, of Somerset, Calif.; Dec. 29. He was a human factors engineer with Lockheed Missiles & Space for more than 20 years. Prior to Lockheed, he was an assistant professor of psychology at Pomona College. He served in the U.S. Navy. He was listed in the Who's Who and American Men of Science, and was a member of the American Psychological Assoc. and Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by his wife, Arlene, a son, two daughters, and seven grandchildren.
James P. Casey '52, of Oceanside, Ore.; Feb. 26, 2008. He worked as a mechanical engineer and manager for various companies in Vt., Mi., Ca., and Ore. before retiring for the first time in 1995. He then worked as a small business consultant at Tillamook Bay Community College until he retired in 2007. He was a member of St. Mary's by the Sea Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed writing and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Shirley, two daughters, three sons, nine grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Edward M. Pepka '52, of Bluffton, S.C., formerly of Simsbury, Conn.; Jan. 2. He was employed with Moore Business Forms in West Hartford, Conn., before retiring to Bluffton. In retirement, he was a member of the Sun City Veterans Assoc., the Okatie Farmers Club, and the Sun City Men's Golf League. He also volunteered at Second Helpings in Hilton Head. He is survived by three daughters, six grandchildren, three sisters, a brother, and his partner, Marilyn.
Peter L. Harvie '53, of Santa Barbara, Calif.; Dec. 8, of heart failure. He was a retired investment adviser and an avid fly fisherman. He is survived by his wife, Connie, 555 Periwinkle Ln., Santa Barbara 93108, as well as, a son, Christopher Harvie '81, five grandchildren, two great-granddaughters, and two sisters, including Diane Maher '50.
Barrent M. Henry '53, of Yorktown, Va.; Aug. 7. He taught in the Glens Falls, N.Y., school district, and worked in the central administration of the Hudson Falls district. He was superintendent of the Yorktown schools and spent 14 years on the York County School Board. He received several awards and recognitions, including a 1961 Fulbright scholarship. He was listed in Who's Who in American Education from 1989 to 1991 and was Phi Delta Kappa. He was vice president of Bon Aire Co-op in Suffern, N.Y.; vice president of the Mahwah, N.J., Chamber of Commerce; a member of the Planning & Development Committee of Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern; and member of the Parent Committee on the Handicapped in York County. He served in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force Active Reserve. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, three daughters, and four grandchildren.
Edward A. Johnson '53, of New London, N.H.; Feb. 6. He was an English teacher and secondary-school administrator for 30 years before retiring in 1986 to become a partner at RELM Ltd., a land-development corporation in New London. From 1961 to 1962 he taught in Norway on a Fulbright Exchange Teacher program. He taught at Marblehead (Mass.) High School until 1965, when he became guidance counselor at Marblehead Junior High School and later assistant principal, leaving in 1970. In 1971, he became principal of the Richmond School in Hanover, N.H., returning to teaching in 1973 at the Kearsarge High School in Sutton, N.H., where he also served as the school's coordinator of language arts. He was a member of the National Council of Teachers of English, the National Education Assoc., the Mass. Teachers Assoc., the Marblehead Teachers Assoc., Phi Delta Kappa, and Kappa Delta Pi. He received the 1985 N.H. Secondary School Principal of the Year award. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; four daughters, including Lindsey Wild '86 and Sarah Johnson '86; and four grandchildren.
James R. Woodbury '53, of San Diego; June 12, 2008. He was a senior engineer for Hughes Network Systems in San Diego. He is survived by his wife, Joyce, and three children.
Robert M. Furman '54, of New York City; Feb. 2. He was a former member of the New York Stock Exchange and managing partner of Furman Anderson & Co. He was a founder of the New York chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. He was a member of the Brown Club of New York and Phi Beta Kappa. He enjoyed playing golf. He is survived by a son, Matthew Furman '91.
Carolyn Marcy Spears '54, of Vero Beach, Fla., formerly of Cleveland, Ohio; Nov. 24. She was a homemaker actively involved with the University Hospital Board and St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Cleveland Heights. She volunteered with the Humane Society of Vero Beach and Habitat for Humanity. She chaired the communications committee of the Sea Oaks and was a member of the Sea Oaks chorus. She enjoyed reading and playing bridge. She is survived by her husband, Robert, two daughters, two sons, eight grandchildren, and two sisters.
Alicia M. Pianca '58, of Franklin, Ind.; Jan. 14. She was a professor of Spanish and French for more than 40 years at Franklin College, from which she retired in 2000. She also served as chairwoman of the modern language department for nine years and adviser to one of the college's fraternities for ten. In 1984 she received the Faculty Distinguished Service Award and in 1986 the Outstanding Teaching Excellence Award. She published several articles and was listed in the directories of the Outstanding Educators of the United States and the American Scholars. She was a member of the Modern Language Assoc., the American Assoc. of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, the American Assoc. of Teachers of French, the Hispanic Society of America, and the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages. She was a lector and Eucharistic minister at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Franklin. She is survived by an aunt, Aurea Schoonmaker '41, an uncle, six cousins, a niece, a nephew, and a grandnephew.
John B. Whitney '58, of Attleboro, Mass., formerly of Newtown, Conn.; Jan. 11, of multiple myeloma and kidney disease. He worked as a chief chemist for Handy & Harman in Fairfield, Conn., for 24 years before moving to Attleboro to become chief chemist at Gannon & Scott in Warwick, R.I., where he worked until his retirement in 2006. He was an active member of the International Precious Metals Institute, publishing and presenting papers at technical conferences. He was also active in the United Church of Christ in both Attleboro and Newton, where he served as a deacon, Sunday school teacher, and committee member. He enjoyed gardening, attending Brown football games, and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Marlene, five daughters, nine grandchildren, and four sisters.
Peter J. Groblicki '59, of Utica, Mich.; Aug. 16. He was a retired research scientist who studied auto emissions for General Motors in Warren, Mich. He published several technical research papers and presented them at conferences. He received many Campbell Awards and held three U.S. patents. He enjoyed folk dancing and traveled widely for contra-dance and English country dance events and festivals. He is survived by his wife, Sharon, two daughters, four stepchildren, and ten grandchildren.
Robert G. Pratt '59, of Hendersonville, N.C., formerly of New York City and West Palm Beach, Fla.; Dec. 16. He was a partner with the Williams Inference Center, a consulting firm in Longmeadow, Mass., until his retirement in 2006. He was a member of the Piping Rock Club (N.Y.), the Racquet & Tennis Club (N.Y.), the Sloane Club (England), the Sports Car Club of America, and the Hendersonville Country Club (N.C.). He enjoyed golfing and racecar driving. He is survived by his wife, Elise, a sister, a brother, a stepbrother and four nieces.
Frederick N. Adams '60, of Harwich, Mass.; Dec. 23, of pulmonary fibrosis. He owned and operated Adams Advisory Service, a financial planning service in Dennis, Mass. At Brown he was a member of the ice hockey team, Delta Kappa Epsilon, and ROTC. He served in the U.S. Navy. He served as vice president and director of the Great Sand Lakes Assoc., and as a member of both the Harwich and Dennis Chambers of Commerce. He enjoyed playing golf. He is survived by his wife, Judy, a daughter, a son, and four grandchildren.
Ann S. Griswold '61, of London, England; Oct. 21. She is survived by a sister, a brother, and a niece.
Donald H. Lareau Jr. '61, of Littleton, Colo.; Dec. 18. He was a retired dentist. He served in the U.S. Navy, achieving the rank of lieutenant. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed sailing, hunting, and fishing. He is survived by his wife, Mary, a daughter, a son, three grandchildren, a sister, and a brother.
Peter M. Miller '61, of Beverly, Mass.; Feb. 3. He was a youth and family counselor. He worked as a caseworker at the Children's Friend and Family Service Society of the North Shore before becoming the director of the Knight Children's Center at the Home for Little Wanderers in Boston in 1969. In 1979, he was program director at the Plummer Home in Salem, Mass., and became executive director in 1985. He later served as clinical director for the Institute for Family Life Learning in Danvers, Mass., and at the time of his death was an outpatient specialist in adolescent and family treatment at Psychiatric Associates of Lynn, Mass. He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, a nephew, two nieces, and numerous friends.
Everett A. Petronio '62, of Cranston and Narragansett, R.I.; Jan. 31. He practiced law for more than 40 years and owned and operated his own firm in Johnston, R.I. He served as legal counsel to the R.I. Dept. of Business Regulation, as a special assistant attorney general for the R.I. Attorney General's Office, and as a member of the R.I. Supreme Court's disciplinary board. He was active in several civic organizations, including the Aurora Civic Assoc. and the R.I. Italian American Hall of Fame. He was a member of the Galilee Tuna Club, the Cranston Rod and Gun Club, and the Atlantic Tuna Club, where he served as board member and president. An avid big-game fisherman, he won several local fishing tournaments, including the Block Island Billfish Tournament, the Point Judith Masters Invitational Tuna Tournament, and the R.I. Tuna Tournament. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; a daughter; a son, Everett '88 and his wife, Ann Nealon Petronio '89; five grandchildren; and a brother.
Marcia Sullivan Stewart '62, of Benicia, Calif.; Feb. 9. She was a retired teacher. She taught in Contra Costa County and at the Vallejo Adult School, and later taught English as a second language at Armijo High School in Fairfield, Calif. She was an active member of the United Church of Christ for more than 35 years and enjoyed hiking, reading, and traveling. She is survived by two daughters, four grandchildren, and a sister.
Jeffry Ordover '63, of Sea Cliff, N.Y.; Nov. 22. He worked in child psychiatry at Duke Univ. until a 1986 near-fatal bicycle accident rendered him paraplegic. He established a private clinical practice teaching meditation in Great Neck, N.Y., and later in Sea Cliff. He was a regular speaker at the Stroke Club on Long Island. He is survived by a daughter, a son, and a sister.
William J. Adcock '66, of Brewster, N.Y.; Dec. 19, of lung cancer. He was an executive with IBM who worked both domestically and internationally, until his retirement in 1992. After retiring from IBM, he moved to Fla. to serve as CFO of Fairway Technologies and later as interim CFO for InterZine Productions, returning to N.Y. in 2003. He was a volunteer fireman for the Pound Ridge and South Salem, N.Y., fire departments. He enjoyed crossword puzzles and home improvements. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; a daughter; a son, John '89, '01 PhD; a sister; and two brothers.
Robert D. Ramsey '69, of San Ramon, Calif.; Mar. 13, 2007, of pancreatic cancer. He was a self-employed financial consultant. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. He enjoyed playing golf and poker. He is survived by his wife, Terri, a daughter, and two sons.
Todd R. Craun '72, of Philadelphia; Jan. 26, of heart failure. He was vice president and general counsel of Airgas Inc. in Radnor, Pa. He was a member of the Brown All-Ivy crew team and later coached for more than ten years at the Vesper Boat Club in Philadelphia while serving on its board. In 2003 he coached Vesper's elite women's eight, which included his daughter, to a championship at the Royal Holland Beker International Regatta. In 2007 he coached two Vesper teams to the Pan Am Games. He also served as president of the board of Pasion y Arte, an all-female flamenco dance company that his former wife founded. He is survived by his former wife, Elba, two daughters, his mother, and his brother, Ned Craun '78.
Daniel T. Burns '73, of Chicago; Nov. 29. He was an attorney with White, White & Crenshaw and a retired senior executive vice president and general counsel for True Value Hardware in Chicago. He was a member of the National Arbitrators and Mediators Assoc., and a member of the Ill., Fla., and Ky. bar associations, as well as a recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award from Vanderbilt. He enjoyed hunting and camping. He is survived by his wife, Claudia, two daughters, a grandson, and five sisters.
Warren P. Eick '75, of Basking Ridge, N.J.; Jan. 5. He was a self-employed financial consultant. He enjoyed playing tennis and was a member of the Berkeley Heights Tennis League. He is survived by his wife, Darlene, a son, two daughters, two sisters, two brothers, and several nieces and nephews.
Amy Feiman Behar '79, of Kendall Park, N.J.; Mar. 29, 2007, of breast cancer. She was office manager at Princeton (N.J.) Consultants Inc. She was an active member of the National Council of Jewish Women and Congregation B'nai Tikvah. She is survived by her husband, Arie, two daughters, her parents, a sister, and a brother.
Ronald W. Chapman '80, of Jamaica, N.Y.; May 7, 2007, of cancer. He was the senior vice president of investment services at Citibank until 2005. He was a mentor for an educational program in Harlem and recipient of the 1995 Harlem YMCA of Greater N.Y. Black Achievers Award. He served as the secretary of the Brown Univ. Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers from 1977 to 1980 and was a member of the American Society of Metals. He was a skilled musician and enjoyed collecting stamps. He is survived by two sisters and two brothers.
Hilary S. Dunst '85, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Sept. 1, of cancer. She was the founder of HD Media. She enjoyed books, politics, and spending time on the beach or in the park. She is survived by her mother and a brother.
Lisa J. Flaxman '87, of Chevy Chase, Md.; Jan. 14, of breast cancer. She was an entrepreneur and lawyer. She worked as a paralegal at Arnold & Porter (Washington, D.C.), a consultant on linguistic programs at Booz Allen Hamilton (Va.), and finally a tax and estate associate at Dow, Lohnes & Albertson (Washington, D.C.). In 1998 she created musiKids, a music program for infants and young children. As a classical pianist and theater company singer, she performed with the Washington Savoyards, the Washington Chorus, and the Bethesda Community Theater. She was a member of Temple Sinai, where she sang in the chorus and served on the music committee. In 2006 she received the first Women Business Owners of Montgomery County Sapphire Award, and in 2007 she was named one of Md.'s Top 100 Women and received the 2007 Md. Top Innovator Award. She was the author of a collection of poetry, Glances at Time: A Young Mother's Journey with Breast Cancer, and in 2008 created an anthology of Georgetown Hospital patients' writing, Lombardi Voice. She wrote several articles on early childhood music and development. She is survived by her husband, Jonathan, a daughter, two sons, and parents B. Allen '58 and Rhoda Leven Flaxman '82 PhD.
John K. Warmath '87, of Alpharetta, Ga.; Jan. 31, of cardiac arrest. He was employed as a software sales consultant before becoming a self-employed realtor. He coached U-11 Lacrosse and was active on the Summit Hill School council. He enjoyed golfing and gardening. He is survived by his wife, Sylvie Schrader Warmath '88, as well as two daughters, a son, his mother, his father and stepmother, and a sister.
Clio Chafee '95, of Providence; Jan. 4, from a train accident. She worked in marketing and public relations at Albert, Righter & Tittmann in Boston. She was an ardent environmentalist who enjoyed traveling throughout Europe and in 2007 was the coordinator of the traveling Darfur/Darfur exhibit in Providence. Her survivors include her parents, a sister, and cousins, among them Lincoln Chafee '75.
Johanna A. Kolodziejski '98, of Keene, N.H.; Feb. 3, of cancer. She taught biology at Keene State College and was an adviser to its undergraduate students. She spent a year with AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps after graduating from Brown. She volunteered to serve lunches at Shalom Community Center and became a senior board member for Wildlife Inc. She played the violin and piano and enjoyed helping people. She is survived by her husband, Jason, her father, her grandparents, a sister, a brother, a stepmother, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Monique Portusach-Cepeda Ulloa '01, of Hagatna, Guam; Jan. 4, of cancer. She previously worked for the U.S. Social Security Administration as a federal disabilities examiner. She held a master's degree in public policy from Harvard and at the time of her death had been studying for a doctoral degree in public health. She worked to better the health care system in Guam and other countries in the Pacific. She is survived by her husband, her mother, and numerous family and friends.
Jeffrey E. Trompeter '03, of Seattle; Sept. 7. He is survived by his parents and a brother.
Ruth Cruikshank Bussey '34 AM, '37 PhD, of Boulder, Colo.; Nov. 4, 2007. She was a retired psychologist. She is survived by four children.
Constance Peck Reps '44 AM, of Ithaca, N.Y.; Feb. 11, of cancer. She was a retired French teacher. She taught French at Kalamazoo College from 1944 to 1946; was assistant professor of French at Drury College from 1946 to 1948; and was a French instructor at Triple Cities College, now Binghamton Univ., from 1948 to 1950 before living in England for a year. In 1962 she returned to teach French in the Ithaca school system and to adults for the Cornell Campus Club, while simultaneously teaching English to the wives of Cornell's international faculty members. She hosted several students from abroad and was very active in the Ithaca community. She was president of the Ithaca chapter of the American Assoc. of Univ. Women, founding president of the Hangar Props, and board member of the Cayuga Medical Center Auxiliary and the Hangar Theater. She enjoyed sailing, pottery, and painting. She is survived by her husband, John, a daughter, a son, a sister, and several nieces and nephews.
Mary Ackerman Hedberg '48 ScM, of Kingston, R.I.; Sept. 17. She was a retired bacteriologist. She is survived by her husband, Ralph Hedberg '47 ScM; a daughter; a son, Hilding Hedberg '72; and a sister.
David G. Rubin '48 AM, of New York City; Feb. 2, of a stroke. He was a novelist, translator, and authority on the literature of India. After extended periods in India on Fulbright Fellowships, he returned to teach literature at Sarah Lawrence College, retiring as faculty emeritus. He was a visiting professor of modern Indian languages at Columbia. He was the author of three novels set in India, and translated four books. During World War II, he served in U.S. Army Intelligence as a cryptographer. His Indian collection has been donated to the Brooklyn Museum and the Peabody Essex Museum, and his papers to Boston Univ.
Thomas P. Nally '49 AM, of Kingston, R.I.; Feb. 1. He was a professor of education at the Univ. of R.I. for 35 years. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Reserve. He was a member of the National Education Assoc., the American Educational Research Assoc., the New England Reading Assoc., the Quidnessett Country Club, and the URI Football Fifth Quarter Club. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn, two daughters, three sons, nine grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
William C. Prentiss '51 PhD, of Doylestown, Pa.; Nov. 15. He was a retired chemist and member of the American Chemical Society, the American Society for Testing Materials, and the American Leather Chemists Assoc. He is survived by his wife, Constance.
Stanley J. Bezuszka '53 PhD, of Weston, Mass.; Dec. 27. He was ordained a Jesuit priest in 1946 and taught mathematics and physics at Boston College for the next 55 years. He served as professor and math department chairman, as well as director of the Boston College Mathematics Institute and its computer center. He was listed in Who's Who in American Education and Who's Who in American Men of Science, and was a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the American and London Mathematics societies. He is survived by a sister, a niece, and two nephews.
Raymond C. Petersen '56 PhD, of Ellicott City, Md.; Feb. 7. He was a retired chemical engineer and product manager for Solarex Corp. in Frederick, Md. He was a member of the American Chemical Society and held 20 patents in the electrochemical field. He is survived by his wife, Norma, a daughter, a son, three grandchildren, and a brother.
Pauline Ladd '60 MAT, of Framingham, Mass., formerly of Cranston, R.I.; Jan. 20, after a short illness. She taught art in the Providence public school system before joining the art faculty at R.I. College, where she was later named professor emeritus. In 1967 she was instrumental in the production of a ceramic-tile mural expressing racial equality at the Nelson Street Elementary School (now the Robert Kennedy Elementary School); the mural still stands today. She is survived by two daughters, four grandchildren, and a sister.
Melba Carr Wilson '61 MAT, '66 PhD, of Bar Harbor, Me.; Feb.11. She was a genetics researcher at Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor before becoming administrative director in the Center for Human Genetics from 1975 to 2006. In 1980, she became executive director for the Arcady Music Festival, helping the program become a permanent feature of the Maine summer cultural scene. She was instrumental in establishing the Arcady Youth Competition, later named the Melba Wilson Youth competition, which enabled young musicians to compete for an opportunity in the concert series. She was honored with the Acadia Arts Achievement Award in 2002. She published two books of family poetry and short stories. She enjoyed cross-country skiing, running, and water aerobics. She is survived by her husband, Roger Wilson '62; two daughters, including Cynthia Majerske '90; two granddaughters; a sister, Lynn Feinberg '64; and several nieces and nephews.
Charles F. Hauser '62 PhD, of Pittsboro, N.C.; Feb. 10. He worked at Union Carbide in Charleston, W.V. for 30 years, retiring in 1992 to Pittsboro and becoming a gentleman farmer. In Charleston he was active with the Boy Scouts of America, the W.V. Mountain Valley Cloggers, and the First Presbyterian Church, where he taught Sunday school. He was chairman of the administrative council at the Morris Memorial United Methodist Church. He enjoyed building and flying model airplanes and reading about the Civil War. He is survived by three daughters, three sons, six grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, and a sister.
Kenneth M. Pruitt '65 PhD, of Birmingham, Ala.; Jan. 4. He was a professor in the biochemistry and molecular genetics department at the Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham until his retirement in 2000. He served as associate vice president for research and grants, published more than 90 chapters and scientific papers, and in 1988 was appointed state project director for the National Science Foundation's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR). He served as a weather officer in the U.S. Air Force in Okinawa. He was an avid reader and enjoyed music. At 60, he played the tuba for the Birmingham Community Concert Band and the Magic City Community Orchestra. He is survived by his wife, Angela, three daughters, a son, and 11 grandchildren.
Katharine Lazier Howland '71 AM, of Providence and Matunuck, R.I., and Vero Beach, Fla.; Feb. 10. She taught music at Rocky Hill School, Wheeler School, and Ponaganset High School (all in R.I.); was choir director at St. Luke's Church in East Greenwich; and sang in the R.I. Civic Choral and Chamber Singers. She volunteered for numerous organizations, including the R.I. Philharmonic Orchestra, the Kent Hospital Foundation, Rhode Islanders Sponsoring Education, Reach Out and Read, and Planned Parenthood of R.I. She was a member of the Agawam Hunt Club, the Dunes Club, the Hope Club, the Handicraft Club, St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Providence, and St. Peter's-by-the-Sea Church in Narragansett, R.I. In Vero Beach she was a member of the Sea Oaks and Bent Pine Golf Clubs and Trinity Episcopal Church. She received awards from the R.I. Philharmonic and Rocky Hill School for her many years of service. She enjoyed gardening, golf, swimming, needlework, and travel. She is survived by two daughters, two sons, nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, and two brothers.
Alexander Balko '77 MD, of Dunedin, Fla.; Sept. 16. He was a vascular surgeon. He is survived by his wife, Ronnie, two sons, and two daughters.
Merry Jayne Haworth '92 MD, of Geneva, Switz., formerly of Iowa City, Iowa; Oct. 29, of cancer. She worked in the Mercy Hospital Emergency Care Unit, serving as medical director from 1998 to 2005. She enjoyed music and performed with the Iowa City Community Band and the Iowa City Community String Orchestra, and traveled on several occasions as a performer with the International Flute Orchestra. She is survived by a son, a daughter, a grandson, her father, a sister, and a brother. Contributions may be made to the Merry Jayne Haworth '92 MD Memorial Scholarship, Brown Univ. Office of Medical Alumni Programs, Box G-S121-9, Providence 02912, or online at https://gifts.development.brown.edu/Brown/.
George E. Erikson, of Norton, Mass.; Jan. 15. He was a professor of medical science at Brown from 1965 until 1990, when he became a professor emeritus. Previously he was an instructor and an associate professor of anatomy at Harvard Medical School. While teaching at Brown, he was cochairman of the section of population biology, morphology and genetics; an anatomist in the departments of orthopedic surgery and neurosurgery at R.I. Hospital; a consultant anatomist for Surgical Techniques Illustrated; and a consultant anatomist for Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary. From 1990 to 1999 he was a visiting lecturer on surgery at Harvard Medical School and a senior anatomist in the department of surgery at the Mass. General Hospital. He was a member of the American Assoc. for the Advancement of Science, the American Assoc. of Clinical Anatomists, the American Assoc. for the History of Medicine, the American Assoc. of Physical Anthropologists, the American Society of Mammalogists, the American Society of Zoologists, the Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland, the Oral History Assoc., and the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He received several awards and honors and in 1990 founded the Erikson Biographical Institute Inc. in Providence. He enjoyed gardening and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Suzanne; a daughter; sons John '80, Thomas '83, and David '76, 246 Poor Farm Rd., Weare, N.H. 03281; seven grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
Abraham Heller, of Dayton, Ohio; Dec. 24. He headed the psychiatric wards of Denver General Hospital in Colorado before arriving at Brown. From 1973 to 1977, while teaching at Brown's Medical School, he also served as the director of psychiatric services at Newport (R.I.) Hospital. After leaving Brown, he settled in Dayton as a professor of psychiatry at Wright State Univ.'s School of Medicine, where he achieved emeritus status in 1990. He was a member of the American Psychiatric Assoc., the American Orthopsychiatric Assoc., and the American Assoc. for Social Psychiatry. He is survived by his wife, Lora, a daughter, and several nieces and nephews, including Diane Heller '78.
James E. Schevill, of Berkeley, Calif.; Jan. 30, of pneumonia. He was a poet, playwright, critic, and university professor. His 37-year teaching career encompassed teaching at the California College of Arts and Crafts (now California College of the Arts), which he left in 1957 to teach and become director of the Poetry Center at San Francisco State Univ. That same year the Actors Workshop produced his first play, The Bloody Tenet. From 1968 until 1985 he taught creative writing at Brown, and many of his plays were performed by the Trinity Repertory Co. in Providence. Over the course of his career he wrote more than ten volumes of poetry, two biographies, a novel, many essays, and 30-plus plays. He was a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the recipient of a Guggenheim Award, a Fulbright Award, a Centennial Review of Poetry Prize Award, and a Pawtucket Arts Council Award. He is survived by his wife, Margot Blum Schevill '72, '81 AM, two daughters, two stepchildren, three grandchildren, including James Sinai '01, and four step-grandchildren.