September 29th, 2009


Eleanor McAndrew Retallick '31, of Providence; Mar. 15. She was a retired medical technician.


Ogden E. Sawyer '32, of Marlborough, Mass.; Apr. 19. He was a retired vice president of engineering with New England Electric Systems in Boston. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy in Groton, Conn., designing submarine electrical systems. He was a fellow of the American Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. and a member of Sigma Xi. He was an accomplished tennis player who won several New England tournaments and also enjoyed playing bridge. He is survived by a son, two daughters, nine grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.

Ethel Nichols Thomas '34, '38 AM, of Kent, Ohio, formerly of Princeton, N.J.; Jan. 26, from complications of Alzheimer's. She was a retired teacher and counselor. From 1945 to 1960 she taught English in Turkey and Belgium and in various U.S. colleges and schools, including Princeton High School, where she retired as a guidance counselor. Princeton Business and Professional Women's Club named her Woman of the Year in 1977, and she was listed in Who's Who of American Women, Who's Who in American Education, and Who's Who in the East. In retirement she volunteered as an educational consultant and senior peer counselor. She was a member of the National Assoc. of Univ. Women, the National Assoc. of Women Deans and Counselors, the American Personnel and Guidance Assoc., the Brown Club of New York, Kappa Delta Pi, and the YWCA in Providence and Princeton; she was a trustee of the YWCA-YMCA Corporation. She is survived by a son.

Helen Bowman Jermyn '35, of Lancaster, Pa.; Aug. 13, 2008. She owned and operated Charles F. Bowman Real Estate and Insurance Co. in Lancaster with her husband. She was an active member of St. James Episcopal Church, where she served as treasurer, altar guild volunteer, and bookkeeper. She was a volunteer with the American Heart Assoc. and former treasurer of the Junior League of Lancaster. She enjoyed bowling, playing bridge, gardening, and traveling, as well as collecting Wedgewood. She is survived by a daughter, a son, four grandchildren, and a brother.

Gino J. DiMarco '36, of Pompano Beach, Fla.; Dec. 6. He was a retired attorney and owner/developer of Great Harbour Cay in the Bahamas. He served in the U.S. Army. He was a trustee of Southward Ventures Depositary Trust in Palm Beach, Fla.

Dudley R. Sullivan '38, '40 AM, of Northfield, Ill.; May 31. He was an attorney for more than 50 years. He commanded a U.S. Navy minesweeper in the North Atlantic during World War II and remained active in the Naval Reserves for more than 20 years, retiring as a lieutenant commander. His legal career included service as Alsip village attorney and counsel to the Northern Illinois Farmers Assoc. He served on the board of directors of Rockford Mutual Insurance Co., acting as corporate counsel and director of the investment committee. He successfully argued two cases before the Ill. Supreme Court. Phi Beta Kappa. He enjoyed listening to opera and classical music, reciting poetry to his grandchildren, and cheering for the Boston Red Sox. He is survived by two daughters, a son, and five grandchildren.

John A. Donley '39, of Fulton, Mo.; May 14. He was a retired entrepreneur and management and personnel consultant. In the 1960s President Kennedy appointed him special advisor regarding world trade, and he led several trade missions around the world. President Johnson later appointed him to the U.S. Dept. of Commerce as a senior international specialist. He also served as a manpower specialist in the housing and shipbuilding industries and was a founder of the Gypsum Products Co., later known as Georgia Pacific. He was a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Society for Training and Development, the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute, the Fulton Rotary Club, and St. Alban's Episcopal Church, and served on the board of the National Federation of the Blind. He is survived by his wife, Ellen; a son; two daughters; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.


Jefts G. Beede '40, of Southborough, Mass.; June 4, after a long illness. He was an engineer and machine tool inventor who worked for several prominent machine tool companies and held several patents. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He was an active member of the Leadership Institute in Washington, D.C., and Young Americans for Freedom, and was on the board of the Reagan Ranch, Rancho del Cielo, in Calif. He was a member of the American Society of Tool Engineers, the Society of American Military Engineers, and Theta Delta Chi. He is survived by his wife, Anne; two daughters; two stepdaughters; a stepson; three grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild.


Walter C. Gummere '40, of Boone, N.C.; May 11. His long business career included positions as chief industrial engineer for Colgate-Palmolive Co. in Ky., vice president of Plasti-Line Inc. in Tenn., and president and treasurer of the Tappan Co. in Ohio. He retired as CEO and president of Vendo Corp., a manufacturer of vending machines in Kansas City, Mo. In retirement he taught business courses at several colleges and universities. He was a member of the American Management Assoc., the Society for the Advancement of Management, Delta Upsilon, and Phi Beta Kappa. He collected sports and touring cars and enjoyed traveling and remodeling his homes. He is survived by his wife, Virginia; two daughters; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Robert I. Homma Jr. '40, of West Caldwell, N.J.; June 14. He had worked for the Ford Motor Co. and later as president and owner of Langfelder, Homma, and Carroll Inc. in New York City, importing toys and collectables. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He was a volunteer tutor with the Suburban and Cultural Education and Enrichment Program and volunteered with the Special Olympics program. He was an avid skier and founder of the Montclair (N.J.) Ski Club. He also enjoyed playing tennis, attending the opera, and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Marion; three daughters; a son; and nine grandchildren.

Harold W. Pfautz '40, of Newport, R.I.; Apr. 15, of pneumonia. He was professor emeritus of sociology at Brown. Active in the Civil Rights Movement, he was one of the first directors of Brown's cooperative program with Tougaloo College. From 1956 to 1963 he was a consultant at Butler Health Center in Providence. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Force. He was a board member of several organizations including the Urban League and the R.I. Mental Health Assoc; a member of the American Sociological Assoc.; and editor of The American Sociologist. He enjoyed sailing. He is survived by his wife, Iola Morse Pfautz '34, 60 John St., Newport 02840; two sons; and two grandchildren.

Ruth Mann Sumberg '40, of Chevy Chase, Md.; May 7, of complications from emphysema. She was a homemaker and served as a sergeant in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps during World War II. She is survived by a son, Steven Sumberg '67.

Esta Whitman Bernstein '41, of Portland, Ore.; Feb. 1. She was a homemaker. She is survived by a daughter, Amy Brem '66; and two granddaughters, Rachel Brem '94 and Laura Brem Silberman '99.

Sophia Schaffer Blistein '41, of Providence; June 6. She was a social worker for more than 40 years with various organizations, including the American Red Cross, Travelers Aid Society, and Planned Parenthood. She was a trustee emerita of Brown, past president of the Pembroke College Alumnae Assoc., membership chair of the Friends of the Library, and a member of the Providence Athenaeum, the Pawtucket League of Women Voters, Temple Beth El, and the Pawtucket YWCA. She is survived by two sons; three grandchildren, including Emily Blistein '01; and several nieces and nephews, including Stephen Cutler '57.

Roderick M. Cunningham '43, of Portland, Ore., formerly of Rochester, N.Y.; May 1. He served as an assistant U.S. attorney in Rochester and an assistant district attorney for Monroe County (N.Y.), and also maintained a private practice. He retired in 1973. He served in the U.S. Army, where he received two Bronze Stars and a citation for outstanding performance of duty. He was actively involved with the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Disabled American Veterans. He is survived by a daughter and two grandsons.

Margaret Levy Friesner '43, of New York City, formerly of Mt. Kisco, N.Y.; June 4. She was employed at a Mt. Vernon nursery school and retired after 18 years as a supervisor for the Westchester County Department of Social Services. She was active with the Mt. Kisco Senior Center and delivered meals to homebound seniors. She volunteered at the Bronx Botanical Garden and Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts. She was an avid photographer. She belonged to several Westchester camera clubs and received numerous prizes and awards for her work. She enjoyed knitting, needlework, gardening, reading, and traveling. She is survived by three daughters, three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Charles S. Price '44, of Johnstown, Pa.; Apr. 29. He was president and general manager of Cambria Equipment Co. in Johnstown until his retirement in 1990. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He served on several committees of the Johnstown Chamber of Commerce, the Jaycees, UPJ Advisory Board, and the United Way. He was a director of Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital for 30 years and chairman for 10 years. In 1953 he was awarded the Johnstown Outstanding Young Man of the Year award. He was a member of Laurel Valley Golf Club and Westmont Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed reading and playing golf. He is survived by a daughter, two sons, and six grandchildren.

Muriel Faulds Bouley '45, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., formerly of Branford, Conn.; Apr. 29. She taught elementary school in Branford before retiring to Florida. She was a member of the Branford Garden Club, the Church of the Nativity in Port St. Lucie, and Delta Kappa Gamma. She is survived by three daughters, ten grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Beryl Kossove Meyer '45, of Providence; Apr. 27. She was the owner and operator of Plants by Beryl. Active in her community, she chaired the Tay-Sachs Prevention Program of R.I., and was past president of the Miriam Hospital Women's Assoc., a board member of Temple Emanu-El, and coordinator of fundraising at the Providence Hebrew Day School. She is survived by a daughter, a son, three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Milton H. Stallman '45, of Barrington, R.I.; Apr. 24. He founded M.H. Stallman Co., a local manufacturing company. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Metacomet Country Club in East Providence, the Overseas Lodge in Cranston, and the Acoaxet Club in Westport, Mass. He is survived by two sons, six grandchildren, a brother, and a sister.

Frederick E. Baldoni Jr. '46, of Smithfield, R.I.; May 5. He worked for the city of Providence as assistant recreation director and as program administrator and director of the Federal Summer Food Program for Children. When he left, the city declared Jan. 7, 1988, as Fred Baldoni Day. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a recipient of the Jack Cronin Award for outstanding service to the recreation profession and was inducted into the R.I. Order of the Sons of Italy in America Sports Hall of Fame. From 1971 to 1982 he was a member of the board of governors of the R.I. Amateur Softball Assoc. He is survived by his wife, Marie; a son; and a sister.

C. Thomas Campagna '46, of Bristol, R.I.; June 21. He held several executive positions with the former U.S. Rubber Co. and the former Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corp, in both Bristol and Portsmouth, R.I., until his retirement in 1982. He was active in numerous community and church organizations. He is survived by his wife, Anne; two daughters; two sons; seven grandchildren; a great-grandson; a sister; and a brother.

David M. Collins '47, of Albuquerque, formerly of Louisville, Ky.; New Brunswick, N.J.; and Toronto, Canada; Apr. 13. He was a retired physician and writer. He had a private practice in Louisville from 1961 to 1969, directed the Toronto Free Youth clinic from 1970 to 1973, and was employed with Schering-Plough from 1973 to 1976, retiring as senior associate director of medical research. During World War II and the Korean War he served in the U.S. Navy. He published several short stories, essays, and poems between 1966 and 1975, and Coach House Press published his novel, The Mending Man, in 1972. He was a member of the American Medical Assoc., the Medical Society of New Jersey, and the Union County Medical Society. He is survived by his wife, Jeanette, and several children and grandchildren.

Bernard J. Ruggieri '47, of New York City; May 8. He was head of government relations at the law firm of Shea and Gould in New York City. He also served as assistant to the mayor and legislative representative of the City of New York. He later served as counsel to both the majority and minority leaders of the New York Senate. In 1972 he was elected head of the Democratic party in New York City. He served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of several boards, including Daytop Village and St. Vincent's Hospital, and was a member of the Meadow Club and the Bathing Corp. of Southampton. He is survived by his wife, Martha; and three daughters.

Donald E. Selby '47, of Charlottesville, Va.; May 31. He was a retired attorney. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and worked as an assistant city attorney in Alexandria, Va., before returning to the Navy; he retired from the JAG Corps after more than 30 years of service. He played on the Brown soccer team and was the 1946 baseball manager, as well as a member of Phi Delta Theta and Delta Theta Phi. He is survived by his wife, Zola; three sons; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

James J. Kindelan '48, of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.; May 8. He was in the insurance business for more than 50 years and was a chartered life underwriter. He served in the U.S. Navy as a pilot during World War II and the Korean War and continued his career in the U.S. Naval Reserve until his retirement in 1965. He was a member of the Life Underwriters Training Council, where he taught and trained new underwriters. He was an active member of Holy Trinity Church and an avid racquetball player. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; a daughter; three sons; two grandchildren; and two sisters.

Robert A. Jacobssen '48, of Tiverton, R.I.; June 9. An advertising salesman, he worked for several publications in New York City until his retirement from Architectural Digest. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was a member of the Brown Club of N.Y. and enjoyed boating and playing tennis. He is survived by two sons, two grandchildren, and a brother.

Robert G. Scharf '48, of Annapolis, Md.; Apr. 18. He was a yacht broker with Scandinavian Yachts and Omega Yacht Sales & Chargers in Annapolis and was a partner in Annapolis Marine Propulsion Inc. After retiring from the yacht business, he worked as a drawbridge tender for two years, retiring in 2007. An active member of the Eastport Yacht Club in Annapolis, he served as commodore in 1993, and chaired the race committee for several years. He also served on the race committees for Severn Sailing Assoc., the Naval Academy Sailing Assoc., the Columbus Cup match racing series, Key West Race Week, and the 1996 Olympic Games in Savannah, Ga. He enjoyed cooking and collected guns and knives. He is survived by his former wife, Janice Leyton; two sons; two daughters; and four grandchildren.

Barbara Stetson Wright '48, of Stayton, Ore.; June 12. She was a registered nurse at various hospitals until her retirement in 1992. In retirement, she served as a parish nurse for Calvary Lutheran Church, and a volunteer at Marian Home, Stayton Public Library, and Stayton Elementary School. She enjoyed traveling and is survived by three daughters, a son, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Paul G. Gaffney '49, of Springfield, Va.; May 1, from complications after heart surgery. In the course of a varied professional life, he was an owner and manager of a golf course, a metallurgical supplies salesman for General Electric, a personnel recruiter for Westinghouse, and personnel director for COMSAT. He concluded his career in project real estate in the Washington, D.C., area. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Brown football team and Delta Kappa Epsilon. He is survived by his wife, Elfrieda; a daughter; a son; and a granddaughter.

Robert N. Hale '49, of Princeton, N.J.; Dec. 8, 2007. He was employed as an electrical engineer with IBM until his retirement. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps, where he earned the Distinguished Flying Cross. He was an active member of the Nassau Presbyterian Church and enjoyed traveling. He is survived by a daughter, two sons, two grandsons, and a sister.

Virginia Murphy Harrington '49, of Woodlawn, Md.; June 19. She was a Red Cross instructor and insurance agent in Boston and New York City before moving to Woodlawn to raise a family. She served as a parish secretary for Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Baltimore. She enjoyed traveling and walking on the beach. She is survived by a daughter, four grandchildren, a great-grandson, two sisters, and three brothers.

Daniel J. O'Connell '49, of Fairfield, Conn.; June 13. He had a career in the insurance business, retired as the manager of the Shelby Insurance Co. in Milford, Conn., and subsequently as a supervisor of the Hartford Insurance Group in Shelton, Conn. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army and was awarded the Combat Infantryman's Badge, a Good Conduct medal, a European Theater Ribbon with two battle stars, and the Purple Heart. He was a charter member of Chapter 19 of the Disabled American Veterans and a member of VFW Post 9427, the Gaelic American Club, and the Knights of Columbus of West Haven. He enjoyed traveling and reading about history. He is survived by his wife, Betty; three daughters; a son; and six grandchildren.

Ruth Proctor Roseman Rochefort '49, '65 MAT, of Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Narragansett, R.I.; May 2, of pancreatic cancer. She was an English teacher at Cranston High School East until her retirement in 1989. She was a former board member of the Miriam Hospital Women's Assoc. and the Ladies Assoc. of Providence Hebrew Day School. Phi Beta Kappa. She enjoyed reading and traveling. She is survived by her husband, Robert; a son; two daughters, including Deborah Hopkins '77; three step-daughters; four grandchildren, including Ed Kirschenbaum '03; one great-granddaughter; a brother, Edward Proctor '42, '47 AM; and a niece, Suzanne McAndrews '73.

Lewis M. Royal '49, of Exeter, N.H., formerly of Attleboro, Mass.; May 13, after a brief illness. He had a 25-year career with Texas Instruments as an electro-mechanical engineer. He developed more than 60 formulas for epoxy applications, one of which was patented. He retired from TI to form his own business, Royal Resins and Engineering Inc. in Attleboro. He was the electric commissioner of North Attleboro for 29 years. He was an active member of the First Baptist Church, serving as a deacon, moderator, and choir member. He was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Providence Urban League, and sang bass with the Rockingham Choral Society. He is survived by his wife, Lois; two daughters; a son; eight grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and a sister.

Clotilde Sonnino Treves '49, of Princeton, N.J.; May 15, of metastatic melanoma. For 30 years she was a real estate agent at Stockton Real Estate in Princeton. The last 20 years, her focus was on maintaining and operating her ancestral homestead, Casale, near Rome, Italy. There she continued her family's tradition of cultivating grapes and producing extra virgin olive oil. In 1980 she opened Casale's doors as a home away from home to guests. She was a member of several community organizations including the League of Women Voters, McCarter Associates, and the Princeton Day School Parents Assoc. She also served as a regional director of the Brown Alumni Assoc. and as president of the Princeton Friends of Foreign Students. Phi Beta Kappa. She is survived by a daughter, Claire Treves Brezel '81; two sons; four grandchildren; two brothers; and niece Vivian Treves '72.

Richard Woodacre '49, of Ocala, Fla., formerly of Waterbury, Conn.; Dec. 14. He was a retired production manager for Scovill Inc. in Waterbury.


Robert T. Cook '50, of Newland, N.C.; May 21. He was employed at the National Bureau of Standards (now the National Institute for Standards and Technology) as a writer, an information officer, and a supervisor of exhibits and conference programs, retiring as acting chief of the bureau's office of technical information. During World War II he served as a radar man aboard the USS Collette. He was a founding member of the Land Harbor Mountain Mixers square dance club, and enjoyed playing golf and bridge. He is survived by his wife, Ann Kline Cook '49; a daughter; a son; and four grandchildren.


Arthur B. Hess '50, of Holden, Mass., formerly of Haynesville, Me., and Pensfield, N.Y.; May 8. He was a production engineer at Xerox Corp. in Rochester, N.Y. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps. He sang in numerous choirs and choral groups, including the Rochester Oratorio Society. He was a member of the Reed Organ Society, and as a skilled wood craftsman he restored a reed organ for each of his five grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Irma; two daughters; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Florence Malone Merjan '50, of Sand Point, N.Y.; May 23, of a heart attack. She was a retired clinical psychologist with the U.S. Department of the Navy and with community services of Nassau County. She enjoyed reading and music. She is survived by her husband, Stanley; two daughters; a son; and four grandchildren.

Maynard N. Sallet '50, of North Falmouth, Mass.; June 5. He was a sales representative in the construction materials sector and retired as an executive at Kaiser Aluminum in Boston. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army and was awarded the Purple Heart. He enjoyed playing golf, tennis, and bridge, and supporting the Boston Red Sox. He is survived by a daughter; a son, Jonathan '74; two grandchildren; two stepchildren; and a step-granddaughter, Kathryn Pina '01.

John H. Hilpman '51 of Weston, Conn., and Woolwich, Me.; Feb. 19, of heart disease. He worked as an international salesman for General Electric until his retirement in 1984. He served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Brown Club of N.Y. He enjoyed boating and working in his workshop. He is survived by his wife, Edith; two daughters; a grandson; and a brother, Paul Hilpman '54.

Richard H. Kelly '51, of Schaumburg, Ill.; Feb. 9, of heart failure. He worked for Travelers Insurance Co. in Chicago in the area of property and casualty underwriting for both personal and commercial matters until his retirement in 1991. In retirement he was an independent insurance auditor. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Army and continued to serve in the Army Reserves until 1960. He enjoyed reading. He is survived by his wife, Hazel; two sons; and three grandchildren.

William C. Proctor '51, of Houston; May 4. He was retired from WKM Valve Manufacturing after more than 30 years of service. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; two sons; and a brother.

Robert H. Read '51, of Seekonk, Mass.; May 20. He was president of the London Health Administrators Ltd. in Providence. An avid sports fan, he enjoyed playing golf and was a referee in the National Hockey League. He is survived by his wife, Donna; six children, including daughter Sara Cote '04; and eight grandchildren.

John L. Danforth '52, of Barrington, R.I., formerly of New York City; May 1. He worked for Mutual Life Insurance Co. of New York until his retirement to Barrington in 1991. He served as president of the Brown Club of N.Y. and the University Glee Club of N.Y. He is survived by his wife, Constance Payan Danforth '55; two daughters; two sons; eight grandchildren; and a brother.

Owen F. Dolan '52, of Norwich, Conn.; May 8. He was an electrical engineer at Electric Boat in Groton, Conn., for 33 years, retiring in 1989. He served in the U.S. Navy as a naval aviator aboard the USS Princeton during the Korean War. He retired from the Navy in 1953. He was a devoted Boston Red Sox fan and family man. He is survived by his wife, Margaret; three daughters; five sons; 15 grandchildren; and a sister.

Myron I. Mandel '53, of Piermont, N.Y.; June 3. He practiced law for more than 50 years in New York City. He was active in the Civil Rights movement and founded the Rockland Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, the Rockland County Conference on Religion and Race, the Fair Housing Council of Rockland County, and the West Street Day Care Center. He was a director of the Highland Falls Savings and Loan, the N.Y. Bar Assoc., and the Brown Club of N.Y. He is survived by his wife, Norma; two daughters; two sons; and six grandchildren.

John C. Smith '53, of Danbury, Conn.; May 10. He worked in advertising and marketing in the early part of his career at Young & Rubicam and later with Nestlé, where he helped create many of the popular Nestlé Quik ad campaigns of the 1960s. He was an active member of Phi Delta Theta and enjoyed football and baseball. He is survived by his wife, Joan, 41 Tamarack Ave. #113, Danbury 06811; four daughters; two sons; and 16 grandchildren.

Alan A. Floyd '54, of Osprey, Fla., formerly of Milwaukee and Louisville; June 10. He was vice president of Armor Elevator Co. until Kone Corp. bought the company and named him executive vice president and director. He was a longtime director of the National Assoc. of Elevator Contractors and the National Elevator Manufacturers Assoc. He served as treasurer of the Republican Party of Milwaukee and vice chair of the Republican Finance Committee of Wisc., and was active in many campaigns. He was a director of Junior Achievement for 25 years in Milwaukee, Chicago, and Louisville, where he was president for two terms and received a national service award. He was a founding director of the Trust Company of Fla. and GLF Investments. His many club memberships included the Brown clubs of Louisville and Sarasota, the Field Club, the Oaks Club, the Town Club of Milwaukee, Rainbow Lodge in Wisc., and the Sarasota Yacht Club, of which he was a director. He is survived by his wife, Sharon; a daughter; a son, John '80; two grandsons; and an extended step-family.

Jack K. Raiff '54, of New York City; Mar. 28. He is survived by two sons, including Greg Raiff, 5 Batchelder Rd., Seabrook, N.H. 03874; and five grandchildren.

Janice Riley Halvorsen '55, of East Dennis, Mass., formerly of Ashburnham, Mass.; May 22, of chronic lymphocytic leukemia and bone marrow disease. She was a housewife and mother, and for a short time taught third grade. She wrote A Children's History of Ashburnham, a third-grade-level activity book as a gift to both the students and the town. She enjoyed quilting and designed numerous one-of-a-kind quilts. She is survived by her husband, David '55, '66 MAT; two daughters; two sons; a sister, Judith Riley Doherty '58; and a niece, Alison Doherty '87.

Richard E. Buck '56, of Wyndmoor, Pa.; June 14, of cancer. He worked in banking before graduating from law school and practicing real estate and estate law in Wyndmoor. In 1984 he was elected commissioner of Springfield Township. He served as president of the Springfield Township Historical Society; past president of the Philadelphia Cricket Club; and a board member for the Artman Lutheran Home in Ambler. An avid golfer, he won several championship club games and enjoyed following professional ice hockey and the Boston Red Sox, and doing word puzzles. He is survived by his wife, Anne Wivel Buck '57; three daughters; three sons; and 18 grandchildren.

Dwight M. Doolan '56, of New York City; June 4, of lung cancer. He was a senior vice president with Morgan Stanley Dean Witter in New York City until his retirement in 1996. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and retired with the rank of captain. He was a member of the N.Y. Yacht Club and owned several boats. He collected English clocks and marine art, and enjoyed growing roses and skiing with his family. He is survived by his wife, Beverly; a daughter; a son, Todd Doolan '85; six grandchildren; and a brother.

Ann Biddle Moran Hepburn '57, of Philadelphia; June 3, from complications of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy. She was a former director of placement for Rutgers Univ. School of Law in Camden, N.J., leaving in 1980 to found Ann B. Moran Associates Inc., a nationwide legal search and placement firm that helped staff major law firms and Fortune 500 corporate legal departments. She retired from her legal search firm in the mid 1990s and worked part-time as a real estate agent until she became ill in 2008. She was a member of the Philadelphia Cricket Club, the Forum of Executive Women, the Union League of Philadelphia, the Junior League of Philadelphia, and the Buck Hills Falls Golf Club. She enjoyed playing tennis and golf. She is survived by her husband, Charles Hepburn; two sons; five stepchildren; and three brothers.

Dwight T. Seward '58, of St. Louis, Mo.; June 10. He was a self-employed investment manager. He was cocaptain of the Brown men's tennis team. He enjoyed duck hunting and dog training. He is survived by a son, two grandsons, and two step-grandsons.

William R. Pressler Jr. '59, of Butler, Pa.; Feb. 11. He served in the U.S. Navy for 20 years as a surface warfare officer, retiring in 1980 with the rank of commander. In 1982 he moved to Las Vegas and worked as a casino floor man for ten years before retiring again to Pa. He is survived by his wife, Karen; a son; and two grandchildren.


Jay I. Prigerson '61, of New York City; Oct. 24, 2008.

Margaret Brandt Wilkins '62, '64 MAT, of West Hartford, Conn.; Apr. 27, from a traumatic brain injury. She was recruited in 1979 by Connecticut General Life Insurance Co., where she retired as an assistant director of strategic planning. Previously she worked in Boston as an editor for DC Heath and Houghton Mifflin Publishing Co. She published several papers in the medical and social science fields. She was an avid reader and writer and enjoyed professional and college football, especially watching her son play. She was a member of Grace Episcopal Church choir in Hartford. She is survived by her husband, W. Thomas Wilkins '63; a daughter; a son; and two grandchildren.

Antonio T. Cabral Jr. '63, of Fall River, Mass.; June 17, after a short illness. A pharmacist, he was coproprietor of Ventura's Pharmacy in Fall River for more than 50 years until his retirement in 2007. He is survived by his wife, Laudalina; a sister; two brothers, including Francisco '51; and several nieces and nephews.

David C. Deratany '64, of Brewster, Mass.; June 14, of cancer. He was a self-employed attorney in West Harwich, Mass., practicing real estate law. He was a consummate musician and played pedal steel guitar and lead guitar in several bands and venues on Cape Cod. During the Vietnam War he served in the U.S. Air Force. He enjoyed organic gardening. He is survived by his wife, Patrice; a cousin; several in-laws; and his former wife.

Francis R. Halas '66, of Lynnfield, Mass.; Jan. 23. He was a retired teacher for Malden Catholic High School. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor.

Suzanne G. Riggs '68, of Rumford, R.I.; Apr. 28, of cancer. A professor of pediatrics and an expert in the medical complications of anorexia nervosa, she taught at Brown's medical school for 25 years and instructed pediatric residents at Rhode Island Hospital. She was also medical director of clinical services at the R.I. Training School for more than 20 years. She previously served on the Harvard faculty as a physician in the university health services, and at Children's Hospital in Boston, where she founded the Young Parents Program before returning to Brown to create the division of adolescent medicine. She served on the boards of Caritas House Inc. and Planned Parenthood of R.I., and was a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Academic Pediatric Assoc., the Society for Adolescent Medicine, the Academy of Eating Disorders, and the Ambulatory Pediatric Assoc. Phi Beta Kappa. She is survived by two daughters, including Amy Hennessy '04 MD; and a son.

Phyllis Jen '69, of Needham, Mass.; Apr. 21, of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. She was a physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital for more than 30 years, as well as medical director of Brigham Internal Medicine Associates. She was editor-in-chief of the online version of the Harvard Family Health Guide. At the time of her death, she was working with the Navajo Nation and the Indian Health Service to develop a program for physicians and residents to care for patients at the Northern Navajo Medical Center in Shiprock, N. Mex. She received numerous awards for her service, including the Samuel O. Thier Leadership Award, the Dennis Thomson Compassionate Scholar Award, and Brigham and Women's Distinguished Faculty Mentor Award and Community Service Award. She appeared in Boston magazine's list of Top Doctors and was elected to the board of trustees of Partners HealthCare. She enjoyed windsurfing, biking, and traveling. She is survived by her husband, Robert Schlauch, 134 Edgewater Dr., Needham 02492; a daughter; and two sons.


Patricia Rothstein Dashefsky '70, of Bethesda, Md.; Jan. 19, of a heart attack. She was a clinical psychologist. She is survived by two sons; a grandson; a brother, James Rothstein '73; a sister; and four nephews.

Barry R. Pinnolis '71, of Santa Barbara, Calif.; May 20, of Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS). He was an attorney specializing in complex family law and business litigation with Fell, Marking, Abkin, Montgomery, Granet, & Raney LLP. In 1996 he received the Pro Bono Award for Service in Creating the Santa Barbara County Children in the Middle Program. He was a member of the Santa Barbara County Bar Assoc. and the State Bar of Calif. Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by his spouse and several family members.

Peter J. Noll '73, of Cold Spring, Ky.; May 31. He was a national sales manager for Peerless Pumps/LaBour Co. of Indianapolis. He is survived by three sisters and two brothers.


Donn A. Wolfson '73, '76 MD, of Chagrin Falls, Ohio; Mar. 9, of cardiac arrest. He was a partner with Ohio Chest Physicians in Parma, Ohio, and vice president of medical affairs and medical director of the intensive care unit at Parma Community General Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Mary Pereira Wolfson '72; a daughter; two sons; two brothers; and his parents.

Kevin T. Burke '76, of Sherman Oaks, Calif., formerly of Chicago; Apr. 20, of cancer. He was vice president of national accounts for Equity Office Properties Trust in Chicago until 2002. He taught business and humanities courses at several colleges in the Los Angeles area. He was a world traveler and enjoyed reading, learning, and watching football, golf, and horse racing. He is survived by his companion, Jung Hsi; a daughter, Colleen Walston '02; a son; his father; two sisters; and two brothers.


Polly Myer Jirele '83, of Newtown, Pa.; May 8. She was CFO of Reinsurance Solutions International in Philadelphia. She was actively involved with her community and was a member of Newtown Presbyterian Church. She is survived by two daughters, two sisters, and a brother.


Landon Schmitt '03, of Saigon, Vietnam, formerly of McLean, Va.; June 4. He was a vice president for Indochina Development Partners in Saigon. In 2004 he traveled as a Fulbright Fellow to Saigon for a yearlong research project. He became a senior associate with IDG Ventures Vietnam in Hanoi before joining Indochina in 2008. He is survived by his parents, Richard and Dabney W. Schmitt; a brother, Jonathan '98; and several family members.


Edna B. Keenan '34 AM, of Mesa, Ariz.; June 3. She was a retired high school English teacher for the Providence school system. She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Ethel Nichols Thomas '38 AM (see '34).


Robert M. Berry '39 AM, of Baltimore; Feb. 26.

Robert C. Rustigian '40 ScM, '43 PhD, of North Easton, Mass.; June 9. He was chief of the virology research laboratory at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Brockton, Mass., until his retirement in 1986. He previously taught bacteriology, immunology, microbiology, and virology at Harvard Medical School, the Univ. of Chicago, and Tufts. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps. His work in virology and tissue culture was published in the New England Journal of Medicine. He is survived by his wife, Gloria; two daughters; a son; and two grandchildren.

Dudley R. Sullivan '40 AM (see '38).

Gertrude M. Baron '48 AM, of Smithfield, R.I.; June 22. She was a retired teacher and principal for James L. McGuire Elementary School in North Providence. She is survived by three nephews.

Michael J. Beauchemin '49 AM, of Morgantown, W.Va.; May 31. He taught various languages for more than 40 years at West Virginia Univ. He was named the most effective teacher in the foreign language department by both graduate and undergraduate students. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He is survived by two cousins and numerous friends and colleagues.

Elizabeth Woodruff Pratt '62 AM, of Greene, R.I.; May 21. She was a retired teacher. She taught at Oak Haven Elementary School in Coventry, R.I., for 23 years. She was a volunteer and board member of the Louttit Library in West Greenwich. She is survived by a daughter, two stepchildren, three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a sister.

Margaret Brandt Wilkins '63 MAT (see '62).

Ruth Proctor Roseman Rochefort '65 MAT (see '49).

George W. Lampl Jr. '68 AM, of Mays Landing, N.J.; Apr. 18. He worked in the financial services industry until his retirement. He is survived by his mother; a daughter, Jennifer Wornat, 2656 Sharondale Cir. NE, Atlanta 30305; a son; three grandchildren; and a brother.

Donn A. Wolfson '76 MD (see '73).

Kubaje Adazu '99 AM, '02 PhD, of Kisumu, Kenya; Jan. 19. He was chief of the Kenya Medical Research Institute, Center for Disease Control Demographic Surveillance System. His work was published in several scientific journals. He is survived by a daughter, family, friends, and colleagues.

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