Barbara Anthony Memmott '33, of Glastonbury, Conn.; Aug. 6. She was a retired technical librarian for United Technologies Corp. of East Hartford, Conn. She had been an active member of the Congregational Church in South Glastonbury. She is survived by two daughters, a son, four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
Dorothea Carr McGovern '34, of Taunton, Mass.; July 22, after a long illness. She was a retired teacher. She taught biology at Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington, D.C., for nine years before moving to Taunton in 1946. From 1960 until her retirement in 1979, she taught at Bishop Cassidy High School in Taunton. After retiring, she remained active in the Holy Union Associates and enjoyed traveling. Phi Beta Kappa. She is survived by three daughters, including Jane McGovern Barch '70 MAT; two sons, including William '77; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
J. Raymond Pearson '35, of Bloomfield, Conn., formerly of Ann Arbor, Mich.; June 30. He was a researcher in bioengineering in the United States and Sweden. In 1941 he became dean of engineering at Robert College in Istanbul, Turkey, and from 1970 to 1971 he was a visiting professor in the department of orthopedics at Uppsala Univ. in Sweden. He later became the chairman of the mechanical engineering department at the Univ. of Michigan until moving to Connecticut in 1995. He was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Society of Engineering and Education, and the First Congregational Church in Bloomfield. He is survived by a daughter, a son, and three grandchildren.
Charles M. Kenyon '37, '39 AM, of Essex, Conn.; June 28. He held a variety of management and executive positions in public relations and advertising. He served as president of Xerox Publishing in Middletown, Conn., from 1967 to 1972; as an account supervisor for the advertising firm of J. Walter Thompson in New York City from 1956 to 1967; as a public relations executive for Gray & Rogers in Philadelphia from 1953 to 1956; as a managing editor of Chilton Co. Publishers in Philadelphia from 1946 to 1953; and as a Brown English instructor from 1939 to 1941. He served in the U.S. Navy and Naval Reserves, attaining the rank of captain, and from 1941 to 1945 he taught at the Naval War Academy in Newport, R.I. In 1967 he published First Voyage Out. He was chairman of the Essex Zoning Board, a board member of the Connecticut Bank and Trust Co. in Middletown, president of the Conservation Land Trust, and a member of the Essex Corinthian Yacht Club, the Fenwick Beach Club, and the Essex Weeders. He is survived by his wife, Muriel Vanderbilt Kenyon '45; three daughters; two sons, including Richard '67; ten grandchildren, including Jennifer Kenyon '96; and two great-grandchildren.
Elisabeth Rice Smart '37, of Narragansett, R.I., formerly of Providence; Aug. 6. She was a homemaker and an active member of her community. She taught Sunday school and served on several committees for the Sayles Memorial Church in Lincoln, R.I. She was a member of Wannamoisett Country Club and Glocester Country Club, both in Rhode Island. She enjoyed playing golf and bridge. She is survived by a daughter, a son, a grandson, and several nieces and nephews.
Peter Corn '38, of New York City; Apr. 17. He was the retired president of Peter Corn Associates Inc., a consulting agency for trade show exhibits and other marketing displays. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Brown's soccer team and was inducted in to the Athletic Hall of Fame in 1987. He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline; and a daughter.
Sarah Frost Eddy '38, of Providence, formerly of Winchester, Mass.; July 4. She was a housewife and mother and an active member of the Tufts University community; her husband was a professor at the school. She was an accomplished decorative painter and a member of the Winchester Art Assoc., the Winchester Garden Club, and the Winchester Unitarian Church. She is survived by a daughter, Deborah E. Rollenhagen '64, and her husband, David C. Rollenhagen '64; two sons; seven grandchildren, including David Rollenhagen '92, Julianne Rollenhagen '94, and Melissa Rollenhagen '97; and three great-grandchildren.
James H. Maker '39, of Wayland, Mass., formerly of Framingham and South Yarmouth, Mass.; Aug. 13. He was a retired chief metallurgist for the Wallace Barnes Co., a division of Associated Spring Corp. in Bristol, Connecticut. He held several patents and wrote numerous papers on the properties of metals. He was the inventor of the hydrogen embrittlement proof strip, which was chosen by Industrial Research as one of the 100 most significant new technical products of 1967. He was also listed in the 1939 Who's Who in the East. He served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the American Society for Testing and Materials; the Metals Society; the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers; and the American Society for the Advancement of Science. He is survived by daughter, a son, and three grandchildren.
Olga Louis Zagraniski '39, of Canandaigua, N.Y., formerly of Hamden, Conn.; July 11. She was a retired nurse. She had been an active member of St. Raphael's Hospital Auxiliary in New Haven, Conn., the American Assoc. of Univ. Women, and the First United Methodist Church in Canandaigua. Proud of her Ukrainian heritage, she was a former member of a Ukrainian dance troupe and a collector of Ukrainian dance costumes and the Ukrainian Easter eggs known as Pysanky. She is survived by a daughter, three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
R. Sherwin Drury '41, of Leominster, Mass.; Aug. 9. He was a retired cost estimator for Simonds Saw and Steel Co. in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. He served as secretary and, later, historian for the City of Leominster Historical Commission, was a member of Leominster's planning board, and was chairman of the historical committee for the Leominster Unitarian Universalist Church, for which he produced a 250th anniversary book in 1993. He was also an instrumental contributor to Combing Through Leominster's History, the first history book of Leominster since 1853. In addition to his passion for genealogy and history, he enjoyed spending time with his family. He is survived by three daughters, two grandchildren, a cousin, and several nieces and nephews.
Earl W. Harrington Jr. '41, of Cranston, R.I.; July 4. After graduating from Brown, he served in the U.S. Navy, then joined Manufacturers Mutual Fire Insurance Co. after World War II as a field engineer. In 1951 he returned to active duty in the navy and was honorably discharged in 1954 with the rank of lieutenant commander. He rejoined Manufacturers Mutual, becoming vice president of marketing. The company became Allendale and then the FM Global Insurance Co., from which he retired in 1983. He served as a Brown trustee from 1967 to 1972, and as an emeritus trustee thereafter. He was a 1994 recipient of a Brown Bear Award. An active member of the community, he served on several boards, including the distribution committee of the Champlin Foundation, the Greater Providence YMCA, the William Hall Free Library, and the Managers of the Gov. Sprague Mansion of the Cranston Historical Society. He was an executive volunteer at the Cranston Department of Senior Services, president of the Cranston Citizens League, a member of the Fire Prevention Committee of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, and a member of the Brown Faculty Club, the University Club, the Turks Head Club, the Edgewood Yacht Club, the Society for Fire Protection Engineers, the American Management Assoc., the Society of American Military Engineers, and the National Fire Protection Assoc. He has served as treasurer, trustee, and moderator of the Edgewood Congregational Church. He is survived by his wife, Louise Whitney Harrington '39; four daughters; a son, Earl W. Harrington III '66; 12 grandchildren, including Sarah Y. Goldberg '97, Samuel G. Younkin '00, Ian N. Hochberg '01, and Jeremy W. Hochberg '01; nine great-grandchildren; and three nephews.
Jean Howard Barr '42, of Denver, Colo.; May 8. She was the founder and CEO of JHB Imports, a wholesale button distributor now known as JHB International. She was known as the Button Queen to people associated with her industry around the world. After starting her business, she quickly became an icon in the sewing and crafting industry and held the licensing for Beatrix Potter buttons and Snoopy and the Peanuts Gang buttons. She enjoyed traveling throughout Asia and Europe. She is survived by a son, five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a brother.
J. Donald Foley '42, of New York City; Jan. 5. He was the vice president and general manager of Grey Advertising in New York City and former vice president of advertis–ing for the American Broadcasting Co. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He was listed in the 1941-42 Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by a daughter; two sons, Stephen '74 and David '84; and grandchildren Nicholas Foley '04 and Benjamin Foley '07.
Barbara Kraft Newton '42, of Charleston, S.C.; Jan. 13. She is survived by her husband, Russell Newton '41.
Raymond H. Abbott '43, of Cranston, R.I.; July 25. He was vice president and treasurer of the Universal Optical Co. in Providence. He served in the U.S. Army. While at Brown he served as class treasurer, secretary, and president of the Brown Assoc. of Class Officers, and as a member of Lambda Chi Alpha. He was also a Mason and member of the Warwick Central Baptist Church. He is survived by a daughter, Linda Abbott Antonucci '69; a son, three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two sisters.
Constance Pierre Anderson '43, of Hallowell, Me.; May 1. She was a retired history teacher at Northfield Mt. Hermon School in Mt. Hermon, Mass., where she worked from 1967 to 1990. Before teaching, she worked for Glamour magazine in New York City and for Filene's in Boston as a merchandiser. She is survived by a daughter; a son, Norman T. Anderson '76; and three grandsons.
Joseph L. Johnson Jr. '43, of Ponce, P.R., formerly of New Haven, Conn.; Aug. 6, from pneumonia. He worked for the Yale Co-Op in New Haven until his retirement in 1981. During World War II he served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He enjoyed reading the classics in Spanish. He is survived by a brother, two nieces, and a nephew.
Edna Coogan Snow '43, of Providence; July 16. She worked as a Rhode Island state social worker for two years. She worked for the U.S. Social Security Administration for 13 years, then for the East Providence school department as an elementary-school teacher and a reading specialist for 25 years until she retired in 1989. After receiving her master's degree from Rhode Island College (RIC) and after many years of service in education, RIC named a study room in a residence hall in her honor and established the Edna Snow Endowed Scholarship Fund. She was a president of the East Providence Teachers Union and a president of the East Bay Retired Teachers Assoc. She was on the State Retirement Board for ten years, and was a member of the East Providence School Committee and the State Assoc. of School Committees. She enjoyed exercising and playing bridge at the East Providence Senior Center as well as spending time with her family. She is survived by her husband, Robert; a daughter; a son; and three grandsons.
Ray G. Huling '44, of Salisbury, N.C.; Mar. 6.
Arthur Izzi Jr. '44, of Hendersonville, N.C., formerly of St. Petersburg, Fla.; July 3. He worked in the engineering office of the Babcock & Wilcox Co. in St. Petersburg for 30 years before retiring to Hendersonville. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers. He is survived by his wife, Kathryn; two daughters; one son; two grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Werner E. Klemmer '44, of Concord, Mass., formerly of Paramus, N.J.; June 28. He was a retired chairman and CEO of Horizon Bank in Morristown, N.J. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He also served as a Paramus councilman for six years and was appointed to the Bergen County Board of Taxation. He was a trustee and finance chairman of St. Joseph's Hospital in Paterson, N.J., and past president of the Borough Council of Paramus. He was a member of the Ridgewood (N.J.) Country Club and the Moorings Club in Vero Beach, Fla. He is survived by his wife, Louise; two daughters; four grandchildren; and a brother.
Anita Gloria Carbone LoPresti '44, of Greenville, R.I.; July 18. She was a social worker for the Cranston Dept. of Education from 1974 to 1986. She was active in her community and a member of the National Assoc. of Social Workers. She enjoyed cooking, flower arranging, traveling, and playing bridge. She is survived by her husband, Sam; a son; and five grandchildren.
Donald B. Bramley '45, of Leawood, Kans.; July 16. He was CEO of the Bramley Co. in Shawnee Mission, Kans., from 1987 until his retirement in 1996. He had earlier been regional sales manager for the Cooper-Bessemer Corp. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Force, completing 44 combat missions and receiving several flying medals and the Purple Heart. He was a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Assoc., the Dwight Cowls American Legion Post, the Milburn Golf and Country Club, and Phi Gamma Delta. He enjoyed playing golf and bowling, listening to music, and traveling. He is survived by two daughters and two grandchildren.
Lewis H. Mammel '45, of London, Ky., formerly of Holmdel, N.J.; July 29. He was a retired engineer with AT&T Bell Labs. He served in the U.S. Navy. He was affiliated with the Society of Friends and the Shrewsbury (N.J.) Friends Meeting. He is survived by his wife, Wanda Meintzer Mammel '45 ScM; a daughter; a son; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a brother.
Bernard J. McCarthy '45, of Salem, N.H.; May 15. He worked for Equifax in the insurance division until his retirement. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family. He is survived by two daughters, three sons, nine grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, and two nieces.
Robert J. Bauer '46, of Excelsior, Minn.; Jan. 22. He is survived by his wife, June.
Stanley P. Lewis '46, of Fairfield, Conn.; He was a retired employee of the Shell Oil Co. and Bowne & Co., both in New York City. He was manager of the Olympic Towers in New York City. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a proficient sailor and enjoyed racing his Etchells yacht as a member of the Indian Harbor Yacht Club in Greenwich, Conn., where he was the oldest skipper at that time. He was also a member of the Short Hills (N.J.) Club, the International Star Class Yacht Racing Assoc., and Delta Kappa Epsilon. He is survived by a son; three daughters, including Anne Lewis Drake '79; six grandchildren; and two brothers.
Gerald F. Radnovich '48, of Edison, N.J.; July 19. He had a 20-year career as a systems analyst, writing billing programs for the New Jersey College of Medicine and Dentistry. He retired in 1980. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a volunteer for the JFK Meals On Wheels program and a member of St. Helena's Holy Name Society. He is survived by his wife, Grace; a daughter; a son; and three grandchildren.
Malcolm I. Seguine '48, of Lake Havasu City, Ariz.; June 7. He worked for Offray Ribbon Co. until his retirement in 1985. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was also a private pilot and enjoyed flying, cooking, and reading. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne; three daughters; a son; three stepchildren; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Roger C. Anderson '49, of Falmouth, Me., formerly of Waterville, Me.; July 13. He was president of the Kennebec Supply Co. in Waterville until his retirement in 1993. He served as a biological-science assistant in a M.A.S.H. unit during the Korean War. He was active with the Waterville community organizations, including the Rotary, the Chamber of Commerce, the United Way, the Waterville Country Club, and the First Congregational Church of Waterville. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, camping, and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; two daughters; a son; and four grandchildren.
Edwin J. Deadrick '49, of New Canaan, Conn.; June 19, after a brief illness. He was a retired executive vice president of the American Bank Note Co. in New York City. He was also chairman of the New Canaan Zoning Board of Appeals for numerous years. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Force. He was a member of the Country Club of New Canaan; the Senior Men's Club of New Canaan; the Stage Harbor Yacht Club of Chatham, Massachusetts; the Chatham Beach and Tennis Club; and the Poinsettia Club. He enjoyed sailing, skiing, playing golf, and woodworking. He is survived by his wife, Mary Anne Hall '48; a daughter, Sara Frye '79; two sons; and ten grandchildren.
Samuel M. Genensky '49, '58 PhD, of Santa Monica, Calif.; June 26, from complications of heart disease. He was a former Rand Corp. mathematician and inventor. His near-blindness led him to create the "Marvelous Seeing Machine" (which was featured in Classes, May/June 2009). He also developed a system for the visually impaired to distinguish between the doors to the men's and women's restrooms by creating the male triangle and female circle symbols that appear on restroom doors in California today. In 1978 he founded the Center for the Partially Sighted in Santa Monica. He lectured in the department of ophthalmology at UCLA and was a trustee emeritus of the Southern California College of Optometry. He received numerous honors and awards, including the Low Vision Distinguished Achievement Award from the American Optometric Assoc. and the 1998 American Foundation for the Blind's Migel Medal, and was the first inductee into the California Governor's Hall of Fame for People with Disabilities. He was a member of the American Mathematical Society, Sigma Xi, and was listed in Who's Who, American Men of Science. His story appeared in a 1971 issue of Reader's Digest. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; two daughters; three stepchildren; and four grandchildren.
Thomas M. Ryan '49, of Westerly, R.I.; Aug. 12. He was an English teacher for the Westerly school system until his retirement in 1988. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a B-17 bomber pilot in England. He is survived by a daughter, two sons, four grandchildren, and a sister.
Ellwood E. Shields '49, of Yarmouth, Me.; July 24. He was a retired underwriter for AMICA of Providence. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was an antique-car enthusiast who enjoyed reading and spending time with family. He was a devoted Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots fan. He is survived by two daughters, a son, four grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter.
Paul K. Arsenian '50, of Duxbury, Mass.; July 6. A retired attorney. He served in the U.S. Army and was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, the Army of Occupation Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal. He was active in Duxbury community services and received the Presidential Lifetime of Service Award in 2008, as well as the Duxbury Community Volunteer 2009 Civic Contributions Unsung Hero Award. Proud of his Armenian heritage, he enjoyed music and the arts and for more than 50 years attended Armenian Night at the Pops. He was also an avid Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots fan. He is survived by a daughter, a sister, and his companion, Nora.
Frank A. Dixon Jr. '50, of Houston; July 6. He was a successful independent oil operator and a former chairman of the board and president of Pengo Petroleum Inc. in Houston. He served in the U.S. Army. He was an accomplished sailor and enjoyed dancing, storytelling, and traveling the world. He is survived by his wife, Donna; and several nieces and nephews.
Bruce H. Espey '50, of East Falmouth, Mass.; July 3, of cancer. He retired as an institutional social worker for the Massachusetts Parole Board in 2000. He was instrumental in establishing a Massachusetts Department of Public Health alcoholism clinic at the Barnstable County Hospital in 1969, while acting as a counselor and coordinator finding placement housing for released prison inmates. From 1972 to 1982 he was the director of outreach services for the Cape Cod Department of Mental Health. After retiring he became executive director of the Friends of Prisoners' Guindon House. He was a member of the Falmouth Housing Trust and the Falmouth Affordable Housing Committee. He was honored by the town of Falmouth on Aug. 27, 2008, when the day was declared Bruce Espey Day, and on Aug. 12, 2008, when he was named Citizen of the Town of Falmouth. He also served in the U.S. Army and was an Eagle Scout. Following his death, the Family Housing Trust established the Bruce Espey Community Service Award to be given annually to an individual who has made a significant impact on affordable housing for the residents of Falmouth. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; a daughter; a stepdaughter; two stepsons; and two grandchildren.
Patricia Leddy Ferreira '50, of Stuart, Fla. and Manchester, Vt.; July 27. She was a homemaker and enjoyed playing tennis and golf. She is survived by two daughters, a son, and four grandchildren.
Milton Hodosh '50, of Providence; Apr. 25, of pancreatic cancer. He was a dentist, researcher, and inventor. In addition to practicing dentistry in Providence for more than 50 years, he was well known for his advancements in the field of dental implants. His research through 11 national grants established the basic principles for the development of dental implants, as well as the key chemical formula for the treatment of dental hypersensitivity, which is now the essential ingredient for desensitizing toothpastes worldwide. He also invented the sublimator, a type of dental syringe. He conducted his research in Brown's laboratories under the Institutes for Health Sciences program. While a student at Brown, he was a member of the football and track teams. He set a University javelin record, took the New England championship three times, and finished second in the IC4A's. He was All-East, All-New England, an honorable mention All-American in football and was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame for football in 1973. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of numerous national, regional, and state boards, including the National Dental Examination Board. He held more than 40 patents and was the author of several publications. He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline; a daughter; two sons; five grandchildren; two sisters; a brother; and a nephew, Jeffrey David '71.
Joseph S. Jabbour '50, of South Attleboro, Mass; July 17. He owned and operated the former Jabbour Electronics of Pawtucket until his retirement in 2005. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy as an electronics instructor. He was a communicant of St. Basil the Great Church in Lincoln, R.I. He is survived by his wife, Alice; a stepson; and two grandchildren.
David E. Marcello Jr. '50, of Marion, Mass.; Aug. 16. He was on staff at Brockton Hospital for more than 30 years as chief of emergency services, chief of general surgery, and chief of surgical services, the position he held when he retired in 1992. He was also an instructor in surgery at the Harvard Medical School and a clinical professor of surgery at the Boston Univ. School of Medicine. He was involved with numerous medical societies, including the Massachusetts Medical Society, the Plymouth County Medical Society, the Boston Surgical Society, the American College of Surgeons, the New England Surgical Society, the American and New England Societies of Colon and Rectal Surgery, the American Cancer Society, and the American Society of Gastroendoscopy. He enjoyed dancing, gardening, cooking, fishing, boating, playing golf, and traveling the world. He is survived by two sons and three grandchildren.
Raymond G. Perreault '50, of Baton Rouge, La.; Apr. 3. He was a retired production engineer. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his wife, Gerry; a son; three stepdaughters; a sister; and several nieces and nephews.
Joseph H. Pool '50, of Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; July 3, following a long illness. He was the owner of the J. Henry Pool Insurance and the Pool Realty companies in Kingston, Pennsylvania. He was a member of the Independent Insurance Agents of Wyoming Valley, the Greater Wilkes-Barre Board of Realtors, the Caldwell Consistory, the Irem Temple, the Westmoreland Club, the Wyoming Valley Country Club, the Moselem Springs Country Club, and the Sea Island (Georgia) Club. He enjoyed playing tennis and golf and working on his 1931 Model A roadster. He is survived by three daughters, a son, five grandchildren, a sister, a brother, and his former wife.
William M. Sims '50, of Providence; July 21, of cancer. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the Brown hockey and crew teams, as well as the Faculty Club. He is survived by two sisters, Margaret S. Prescott '55 and Mary Louise Horton, P.O. Box 573, Mapleville, R.I. 02839; and a niece, April Horton '06.
Leo D. Smith '50, of Narragansett, R.I.; Mar. 2. He was the northeast division supervisor for Cond√© Nast Publications until his retirement in 1995. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Laurel Lane Country Club and the American Legion. He enjoyed reading, traveling, and cheering the Boston Red Sox. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann; two sons; four stepdaughters; three grandchildren; and nine step-grandchildren.
Mark A. Sommer Jr. '50, of Phoenix, Ariz., formerly of Rockford, Ill.; Aug. 6. He worked for the National Lock Co. in Rockford before moving to Phoenix and cofounding Mitchell-Sommer Accounting and, later, MS Financial Services Inc. He volunteered with various organizations and supported the Phoenix Zoo, the Desert Botanical Garden, and the Boyce-Thompson Arboretum. He is survived by a daughter, three sons, and six grandchildren.
William L. Sweet II '50, of Bethesda, Md.; June 27, of pneumonia. He was a cryptologist for the National Security Agency (NSA) in both England and the United States until his retirement in 1987. He served in the Merchant Marines and the U.S. Army during the 1940s. In the 1950s, while still employed with the NSA, he became an officer in the U.S. Naval Reserve and attended the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, from 1968 to 1970. He was a self-taught pianist who performed at fund-raisers for the National Symphony Orchestra and community-theater productions. He enjoyed golfing, sailing, and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn; two daughters; two sons; eight grandchildren; and a brother, James Y. Sweet '52.
John K. Thomas '50, of Cherry Hill, N.J.; June 13, of pneumonia. He was a retired physician and psychiatrist. He was a general practitioner in Cherry Hill for ten years before becoming a resident psychiatrist at Temple Univ. Hospital. He also served at COMHAR Inc., a Philadelphia-based network of centers for children and adults with mental-health issues. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He is survived by four daughters, a son, and eight grandchildren.
John E. D. Coffey Jr. '51, of Jupiter, Fla.; June 30. He had an extensive career in marketing, advertising, and public relations associated with several major ad agencies in New York City. He is survived by his wife, Marcia, and two daughters.
Ruth Wall Hopkins '51, of Cranston, R.I.; June 5. She was a teacher in the Providence school system for 33 years. She is survived by her husband, Robert; three children; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Donald F. Mateer '51, of Fairland, Ind.; July 14. He was an accountant and controller for several companies, most recently the Spenax Corp., from which he retired. After retiring he worked as a security officer at factories in the area. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Berean Bible Chapel and enjoyed preaching and singing. He is survived by his wife, Carol; two daughters; three sons; two stepdaughters; three stepsons; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and step-grandchildren.
Edna M. Otto '51, of Wakefield, R.I.; July 17. She worked as the vice president of patient care at the South County Hospital in Rhode Island until her retirement in 1983. During World War II she served as a U.S. Navy nurse at the Pensacola Naval Hospital in Florida. She was an active member of the Prout School and St. Francis of Assisi Church, both in Wakefield. She was well read and enjoyed traveling the world, especially throughout Asia, Africa, and Europe. She also enjoyed playing bridge and cooking gourmet meals. She is survived by a sister and several nieces and nephews.
Richard H. Roemer '51, of New York City; May 29. He was a retired attorney. Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by a daughter, Stephanie R. Sanford '88, and a sister.
Paula Levin Abedon '52, of Providence; Apr. 2. She is survived by three sons, four grandchildren, and a brother.
Thelma Goldberg Kantorowitz-Shaffer '52, of Highland Beach, Fla., formerly of Providence; Aug. 15. She was a retired associate professor of English at the Community College of Rhode Island. She wrote Effective Writing for the Business World, published by Little, Brown in 1984. Phi Beta Kappa. She is survived by her husband, Robert; two daughters, including Debra Kantorowitz-Leff '78; two sons-in-law, including Richard Leff '76, '79 MD, 7575 S. Spalding Lake Dr., Atlanta, Ga. 30350; and five grandchildren.
Grant McCargo '52, of West Palm Beach, Fla., formerly of Edgartown Sewickley, Pa.; July 9, after a short illness. He was a real estate developer and entrepreneur who founded several companies. He was a yachtsman and a member of the Edgartown Yacht Club, the New York Yacht Club, the Chappaquiddick Beach Club, and the Edgartown Reading Room. He is survived by his wife, Audrey; two daughters; two sons; three stepchildren, including Robert McLean '76 and his wife, Susan Johnson McLean '76; and 20 grandchildren.
Joseph North Jr. '52, of Sykesville, Md., formerly of Savannah, Ga.; July 10. He was a retired sales manager of building materials for Johns-Manville Corp. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps for two years, guarding the Panama Canal. While in the service, during an exhibition game with the Brooklyn Dodgers, he pitched to Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese. He received the American Theatre Ribbon. He was a member of the Brown football and baseball teams, and Lambda Chi Alpha. He enjoyed playing golf and tennis. In 1996 he was inducted into the Pingry School (N.J.) Athletic Hall of Fame. He is survived by a daughter, two sons, and six grandchildren.
Frank B. Skorupski '52, of Nantucket, Mass., formerly of Manchester, N.H.; June 18. He worked as a senior marketing representative for the Mobil Oil Corp. for 33 years. He was a member of the St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Wolfeboro and the N.H. Petroleum Institute Alliance. He was a speaker for the American Petroleum Institute. He is survived by a daughter, two grandchildren, and a sister.
Paul S. Carvisiglia '53, of North Kingstown, R.I.; July 21. He was executive director of the first strategic planning agency in Rhode Island focused on the coordinated development of the health-care system. He previously worked in administrative positions for the Greater Boston Hospital Council, the Hospital Council of Western Pennsylvania, and the Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Medford, Mass. He served in the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Marian; two daughters; three granddaughters; and two sisters.
James. F. Francis '53, of New Bedford, Mass.; July 4. He was a former superintendent of the Westport Public Schools before retiring as cooperative-education coordinator at the Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School. After retiring he continued to work for Bristol Community College. He previously was deputy superintendent of the New Bedford public schools; principal of the Rogers School in Fairhaven, Mass.; and an associate professor at Bridgewater State College. He published several educational papers. In 2005 the New Bedford school department named the Roosevelt Middle School library in his honor. He served as secretary of the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, as secretary for the Board of Trustees of the former New Bedford Institute of Technology, and as an honorary member of the Massachusetts Assoc. of School Superintendents. During the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Wanda; a daughter; two sons; his grandchildren; and two sisters.
Lois A. Cassedy '56, of Clifton, N.J.; July 18, of cancer. She worked on Wall Street as a stock analyst for various firms and worked for many years at Irvington Trust, now the Bank of New York. She is survived by her sister, Jane Anginer, 605 Grove St., Clifton 01013.
Neil O. Dickerson '56, of Holmdale, N.J.; July 21. He was an electrical engineer and an engineering manager in various departments of Western Electric, Bell Labs, and Bell Communications, from which he retired in 1986 as a division engineering manager of quality assurance. After retiring he began a consulting business. He was also a physics instructor at the Pratt Institute. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He was a member of the American Legion, the Holy Name Society, and the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed dancing and playing golf. He is survived by his wife, Carol; a son; a stepdaughter; two stepsons; six grandchildren; two sisters; and a brother.
Robert M. Rubin '56, of New York City; Aug. 16. He was the retired president of Whitney Stores Inc., a family-owned chain of apparel stores. He had a passion for African art and was an honorary life trustee for the Museum for African Art. He was a founding board member of the Prison Univ. Project in California. He is survived by his wife, Lynne; two sons, including David Rubin '82; three stepdaughters, including Donna Lewen'88; seven grandchildren; and a brother.
Gordon G. Glover '57, of Suffield, Conn.; July 6. He taught English and performing arts at Suffield Academy and coached track, cross-country, and football until his retirement in 2005. During the Korean War he served in U.S. Army Intelligence. He was an active member of the Suffield Players, where he acted in and directed several productions. He enjoyed woodworking and watching the Boston Red Sox. He is survived by a daughter, a son, a granddaughter, a sister, a brother, and his former wife.
James I. Mayer '59, of Arlington, Va.; July 31, of cancer. He had an extensive career in the U.S. Air Force: He was an officer in military intelligence in Japan and Korea, worked at the National Security Agency and later in the Pentagon. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1970 but stayed with the defense department as director of intelligence resources in the office of the secretary of defense until 1984, when he joined the CIA as chief of planning and resources for the deputy director of science and technology. He retired from this position in 1988. He worked for Ardak and for Benefit Concepts Group designing retirement plans for nonprofit groups until his next retirement in 1998. He was a member of many Arlington civic organizations and of the Rock Spring Congregational United Church of Christ, where he served on the finance board. He also served on the board of the Old Dominion Brewery and was appointed to the Arlington Industrial Development Authority and the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority. He enjoyed cycling and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie; a daughter, Jennifer Mayer '91; two sons, Jeremy '90 and Kenneth '88; two daughters-in-law, including Beth Levin Mayer '88; two grandchildren; and a brother.
Roderick H. Silva '59, of Hanover, Mass. He was a Spanish teacher and administrator in the towns of Stoughton and Hull until his retirement in 1997. He served in the U.S. Army Reserve. He was an avid jazz fan and drummer and played in several Boston bands. He enjoyed baseball, specifically the St. Louis Cardinals, and enjoyed traveling. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor; two sons; and four grandchildren
J. Richard Edgerton '60, of Alexandria, Va.; July 17, of lymphoma. He was a retired budget analyst for the U.S. Bureau of Mines from the late 1970s until his retirement in 1995. Previously, he was a budget analyst for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the chief of resource management for NASA. He served as a commander in the U.S. Navy and remained in the Naval Reserves until 1970. He was treasurer and cochairman of the Mount Vernon Council of Citizens Assoc. during the 1990s and was on the board of the U.S. Selective Service System from 1981 to 1996. He enjoyed coaching softball and soccer for local recreational leagues. He is survived by his wife, Emily; two daughters; and three grandchildren.
David M. Kelly '60, of Portland, Ore.; Mar. 25, of respiratory failure. He was a freelance writer and editor for 20 years. Prior to freelancing, he was a managing editor for the Oregon Times and book reviewer for the Oregonian. He served in the U.S. Army. He was awarded the Northwest Booksellers Assoc. Award for his book Secrets of the Old Growth Forest. He enjoyed duck hunting, rafting, mountain climbing, and reading. He is survived by a son and two daughters, including Margaret Byrkit, 5337 N. Montana Ave., Portland 97217.
P. Michael Anderson '71, of Providence; Apr. 16. He was a retired accountant. He enjoyed playing golf and softball. He is survived by his wife, a daughter, a son, two grandchildren, two sisters, a brother, and three nephews.
Walter A. Haggstrom '73, of Douglas, Mass.; Apr. 5. He was the missionary director of Walking in Light Inc., a faith-based service mission. He is survived by his wife, Jean; a daughter; two sons; a stepson; three grandchildren; and a sister.
Jeffrey P. Gilbard '75, of Weston, Mass.; Aug. 12, from complications related to a bicycle accident. He was an ophthalmologist, a researcher, and the founder and CEO of Advanced Vision Research Inc. in Woburn, Mass. In 1995 he developed and marketed TheraTears, an over-the-counter eye lubricant, followed by TheraTearsNutrition, Macutrition, and NutriDox. He held numerous patents and produced 11 products worldwide. He served as a clinical assistant professor of ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School and director of the Dry Eye and Ocular Surface Disease Clinic at the New England Eye Center in Boston. He was a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Assoc. for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and the American Medical Assoc. He is survived by his wife, Liz; three children; and two brothers, including Steven Gilbard '75.
Thomas J. Pardovich '76, of Madison, Conn.; May 5. He is survived by his father, a sister, and two nephews.
Stanley W. Pinkos '78, of Las Vegas; Apr. 12. He was a professor at Indian River Community College in Fort Pierce, Florida, and more recently at the College of Southern Nevada. He is survived by a brother and two nephews.
David T. McKinley '79, of Stamford, Conn.; July 4. He taught language arts at various schools, most recently the Westhill High School in Stamford. He taught in the Horizons summer program at Greens Farms Academy in Westport, Conn. Previously, he taught at the Greenwich Academy, the French American School in New York City, and the Lyc√©e International School in Paris. He performed in a variety of roles throughout the Fairfield and Westchester community theater circuit. As a former commander of the Darien Sail and Power Squadron, he taught boat safety and navigation to all ages. He was an amateur photographer and a member of several area book and writing clubs. He is survived by his fianc√©, Christine; his mother; his father and stepmother; a sister; two brothers; a niece; and a nephew.
Cedric G. Gatlin '80, of Memphis; Feb. 21. He was a retired computer program specialist for the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. He is survived by his mother, three sisters, a brother, and a nephew.
Zdravko Divjak '03, of Poway, Calif.; Apr. 18, of cancer. At the time of his death, he was the general manager of Z Communications in San Diego. He is survived by his wife, Ayoko; his father, Zdravko Divjak '78; his mother and stepfather; a sister, Tatijana Divjak '01; three brothers; and numerous family members and friends.
Scott L. Franco '04, of Oxford, N.Y.; July 5. He was a songwriter, musician, and choreographer. He performed in several production workshop plays at Brown and with the Trinity Repertory Co. in their production of Annie. He was a member of the Jabberwocks and Alpha Epsilon Pi, and a recipient of the William Weston Prize in Performing Arts. He also taught tap classes at East Side Ballet Studio; choreographed and composed original music for JUMP INC., a children's dance company; and founded the Independent Artist Network. He is survived by his parents, John and Susan Franco, 13 Chenango St., Oxford, N.Y. 13930; a brother; a grand-mother; and several family members.
Charles M. Kenyon '39AM (see '37).
Richard C. Acker '50 ScM, of New Canaan, Conn., formerly of Chicago and Ogdensburg, N.Y.; July 24, after a brief illness. He was employed by Harza Engineering Co. in Chicago as a chief geologist. Because his career involved geological aspects of the construction of tunnels and hydroelectric dams around the world, he traveled extensively. He served in the U.S. Army and was employed as a geologist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers before joining Harza. He was on the board of the local Meals on Wheels program. He was a member of the New Canaan Gentlemen Songsters, the Assoc. of Engineering Geologists, the Geological Society of America, and Theta Delta Chi. He enjoyed singing, gardening, cooking, and spending time with his family. He is survived by a daughter, two sons, five grandchildren, a brother, and several nieces and nephews.
Benjamin Chinitz '51 AM, of Newton, Mass.; Mar. 30. He was an economics professor at several universities, including Brown, from 1966 to 1973. He retired as the dean of the Univ. of Lowell's College of Management Science in 1987. He published several articles on economics. He was a member of numerous organizations, including the American Economic Assoc. He is survived by two sons, three grandchildren, a sister, and a brother.
Wilfred E. Osberg Jr. '51 PhD, of Jasper, Tex., formerly of Wilmington, Del.; Aug. 5. He retired from Hercules Inc. in Wilmington, Del., after 35 years in research, sales, and various managerial positions. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy on the Air-Sea Rescue Squadron. He enjoyed bowling and playing golf. He is survived by two daughters, three sons, 14 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and a sister.
Etta Soiref Onat '53 PhD, of North Haven, Conn.; Mar. 16. She was a retired English professor and associate dean for humanities at Yale. She was a member of Yale's Elizabethan Club and Around the World Women. Phi Beta Kappa. She is survived by a son, a granddaughter, and several nieces and nephews.
Carol Burnell Raney '53 AM, of Alexandria, Va.; June 9. She taught English at St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School from 1981 to 1998. She is survived by her husband, William P. Raney '53 ScM, '55 PhD; three daughters; a son; five grandchildren; a sister; and a brother.
E. John Ainsworth '57 ScM, '59 PhD, of Pleasanton, Calif.; July 5, of esophageal cancer. He had a 39-year career as a research scientist and laboratory administrator focusing on the fields of radiation biology, nuclear physics, and biochemistry. He held positions as head of research at the U.S. Naval Radiological Defense Laboratory in San Francisco and the Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, Ill. He was manager of the biomedical program at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley and the Armed Forces Radiation Research Institute in Bethesda, Md. In 1984 he was awarded a Fogarty Senior International Fellowship by the National Institutes of Health. He was also awarded a gold medal from the U.S. Defense Nuclear Agency for Exceptional Civilian Service. He was the secretary-treasurer of the Radiation Research Society of North America. He retired in 1998. He enjoyed playing and watching tennis. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; two daughters; a son; and seven grandchildren.
Elisabeth Eschenlohr Hiller '57 PhD, of Augsburg, Germany; May 15. She came to Brown to be an assistant professor in the modern language department, one of the first German teachers to arrive in the United States after World War II. While teaching, she pursued her doctorate under the leadership of Prof. Israel J. Kapstein. She returned to Germany to continue teaching. She is survived by a son.
Samuel M. Genesky '58 PhD (see '49).
Archie K. McCurdy '71 PhD, of Washington, N.J., formerly of Paxton, Mass.; Aug. 13, of lymphoma. He was a professor emeritus of electrical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute until his retirement in 1995. He published several research papers. He was a Gordon McKay Scholar at the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, a Thermal Conductivity Fellow, and a regular speaker at ITCC-ITES. He was a member of the American Physical Society, the New York Academy of Sciences, Gideons International, Eta Kappa Nu National Engineering Honor Society, and Sigma Xi. He enjoyed woodworking. He is survived by his wife, Carmela; two daughters; a son; three grandchildren; and a brother.
William C. Copenhafer '77 PhD, of Yardley, Pa.; July 30. He retired in March 2009 as a senior fellow from FMC-Princeton. He held 15 patents and was recognized as an exceptional researcher and an expert in crystallization technology and inorganic chemistry. He was a communicant of the Church of St. Andrews in Newtown, Pa., and enjoyed gardening and reading. He is survived by his wife, Ann; his parents; two sons; and two brothers.
Neil S. Lieblich '80 MD, of Hurley, N.Y.; June 23, from complications due to diabetes and sarcoidosis. He was a partner of Pine Street Pediatric Associates for 25 years. His many other appointments included associate professor at the Medical College at Valhalla; president of the Ulster County Board of Health; past chairman of the department of pediatrics at both Benedictine and Kingston Hospitals; associate medical director/adviser of both GHI and Wellcare insurance carriers; medical adviser of the Ulster County Head Start Program, and a certified instructor of neonatal resuscitation for the American Academy of Pediatrics. Aside from his medicine-related memberships, he was proud to belong to the Society of American Magicians and the International Brotherhood of Magicians. He enjoyed playing poker and backgammon, solving logic games, reading, and collecting antiques, books, and historical autographs. He is survived by his wife, Joyce; a daughter; a son; his mother; a brother; and several nieces and nephews.
Patricia Otto Anderson '97 AM, of Barrington, R.I.; June 18. She worked in the Pawtucket, R.I., school system teaching English as a second language. In 1984, as the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship, she traveled to India to study educational and cultural organizations. From 1985 to 1986 she taught in Spain, and in 2003 was selected by the state department to travel to Cape Verde as a part of a teacher-exchange program. She has served on district and state level assessment and advisory committees for the education of students with limited English proficiency. She is survived by three children, four grandchildren, and a brother.
Antonio Capone, of Providence; June 16. In addition to having a private psychiatry practice in Rhode Island, he served as an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Brown from 1973 to 1994; as chief of psychiatry at both St. Joseph's Hospital and Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in Providence from 1971 to 1994; as chief of psychiatry at John E. Fogarty Memorial Hospital in North Smithfield, R.I., from 1969 to 1979; as chief of psychiatry at Pawtucket Memorial Hospital from 1969 to 1971; as consulting psychiatrist at Pawtucket Memorial Hospital from 1971 to 1994; as consulting psychiatrist at Women & Infants Hospital in Providence from 1967 to 1994; and as president of the Butler Hospital Medical Staff Assoc. from 1966 to 1968. He received numerous awards and honors, including the 2009 50-Year Life Fellow from the American Psychiatric Assoc., and the 1989 Special Recognition Award for Community Service from the Community College of Rhode Island. He enjoyed listening to classical music, traveling, and soccer. He is survived by his wife, Maria, 7 Alton Rd., Providence 02906; three sons, including Antonio Jr. '80, '83 MD, and Walter M. Capone '86; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Karen Nelson, of Westbrook, Conn.; July 18, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. She was a pianist and teacher. At the time of her death she was on the Brown faculty, where she taught piano lessons in the applied music program, and on the faculty at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Conn., where she conducted private studio practice. Previously, she taught at the Neighborhood Music School in New Haven, Conn.; the Ethel Walker School in Simsbury, Conn.; and Connecticut College. She was a performer of solo and chamber music. In 2006 she participated in the Piano Texas International Academy and Festival, and in 2007 she participated in the International Conference of Arts and Humanities in Hawaii. She was a substitute organist for the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme, Conn., and a member of the Bretton Woods Chamber Players, the Classic Winds and Piano Ensemble, the Connecticut State Music Teachers Assoc., and the Yale Club of Eastern Connecticut. She is survived by a daughter and two grandchildren. Contributions may be made in her memory to the Music Dept., Brown University, Box 1924, Providence 02912, or the Memorial Music Fund of the First Congregational Church, Old Lyme, Conn. 06371.
Tom J. Wachtel, of Greenville, R.I.; June 8. He was a physician with a medical practice in Foster, R.I., specializing in geriatric medicine and internal medicine. He was raised and educated in France and came to Brown in 1978 as an instructor, advancing to the rank of professor of medicine in 1995. He was a member of the American Geriatric Society, the American College of Physicians, and the Society of General Internal Medicine. He enjoyed collecting art, hiking, and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Lynn; two daughters; a son; his mother; two sisters; and a brother.