Edwin H. Tuller '35, of Cheswick, Pa.; Aug. 25. He presided over American Baptist Churches during the 1960s and was an advocate for human rights and peace. From 1944 to 1950 he was director of Christian education and assistant executive secretary of the Connecticut Baptist Convention and was executive secretary of the Connecticut State Council of Churches until 1955. In 1957 he became the associate general secretary of the American Baptist Convention. After leaving the position of associate general secretary, he was appointed as special service worker of the Board of International Ministries and served as pastor of the American Church in Paris. In retirement he continued to be active in the First Baptist Church of Pittsburgh. He was a member of the Brown soccer and lacrosse teams, as well as Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by sons Edwin H. Tuller Jr. '64 and James G. Tuller '70.
Charles R. Iovino '36, of Gales Ferry, Conn.; Sept. 5. He had a distinguished career in public service. He served as administrative assistant to the city manager in Quincy, Mass.; as the town manager of Randolph, Mass.; and as the town manager of Milford, Conn., before being elected mayor of Milford in 1961 as a write-in candidate for the Independent Party. After serving as mayor for several years, he became city manager of Norwich, Conn., for two years and retired as a consultant for C.E. Maguire Inc., a subsidiary of Combustion Engineering. During World War II he served in U.S. Army Intelligence in the China-Burma Theater. He was a member of the Connecticut Town and City Managers' Assoc. and the International City Managers' Assoc. He is survived by two daughters, a son, four grandchildren, and a brother.
Dorothy Collingham Butler '38, of Johnston, R.I.; June 1.
Margaret Preston Palmer '38, of Greenport, N.Y.; June 21.
Ralph L. Fletcher Jr. '39, of Warren, R.I.; Aug. 25, after a long illness. He worked in several positions in the trust department of Industrial National Bank in Providence until he retired in 1982 as senior vice president and chief economist. He then served as an economic consultant and investment strategist for the New England Trust Company in Providence. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He played hockey at Brown and was treasurer of his class for more than 60 years. He was a member of the Edgewood Yacht Club, the R.I. Yacht Club, the R.I. Country Club, the Sakonnet Golf Club, and the Meadows Country Club in Sarasota, Fla. He held the distinction of scoring two holes-in-one during his lifetime. He is survived by his wife, Maxine; three stepchildren; six grandchildren; a sister, Diane Lynch '47, and her husband, Peter Lynch '48; and three nephews.
Arnold D. MacDonald '39, of Scarborough, Me.; Aug. 23. He worked for Gorham Silver, International Silver, and Argus Camera before founding the Heritage Flag Company in Boston, which now operates under the stewardship of his daughter. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Muskogee during the battle of Leyte Gulf, and later served in the Philippines. He enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife, Jean; a daughter; two sons; six grandchildren; and a sister.
Dorothy Golden Katz '40, Lincoln, Mass.; Mar. 24. She is survived by her husband, Saul.
Sidney Kramer '41, of East Greenwich, R.I.; Oct. 19. He was a retired attorney who specialized in real estate and redevelopment. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. During the Korean War he served as a civilian attorney for the U.S. Department of Defense. He was a member of the R.I. Bar Assoc., Temple Torat Yisrael and its men's club, the Chessed Shel Emess Assoc., the South Providence Hebrew Free Loan Assoc., and the R.I. Rose Society. He also was a member and former state commander of the Jewish War Veterans, Post 533. He enjoyed playing tennis and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; three sisters-in-law; a niece; a nephew; and three great-nieces.
Richard F. Buck '42, of Chattanooga, Tenn.; Oct. 8. He had a long career in lumber and wood products that made him relocate several times before settling in Chattanooga and becoming president of Chattanooga Box and Lumber. He was active in his community and enjoyed playing cards and golf. He is survived by a daughter, three sons, 16 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren.
Julia LeDoux Macpherson '42, of Southwest Harbor, Me.; Sept. 29. She was a homemaker. She enjoyed reading, gardening, painting, and traveling. She is survived by two daughters and nine grandchildren.
Philip C. Smith '42, of Brinklow, Md.; Oct. 1. He worked in the printing business his entire career, including tenures at the National Publishing Co., McCall Printing Co., and Corporate Press Inc., from which he retired in 1985. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army and later in the U.S. Army Air Force, from which he was discharged as a staff sergeant. He was a musician and played professionally during college and in retirement with the Roland Cumberland Band, the Olney Big Band, and the Rockville Concert Band. He is survived by his wife, Ary; a son; two grandchildren; a cousin; and two nephews.
John J. Tansey '43, of Baltimore, Md.; Aug. 24, of lung cancer. He was a retired orthopedic surgeon. In addition to conducting a private practice, he was a clinical associate professor of orthopedic surgery at the Univ. of Maryland School of Medicine and chief of orthopedics at St. Agnes Hospital from 1960 to 1979. He served in the U.S. Naval Reserves. In the late 1980s, he volunteered with Health Volunteers Overseas and was assigned to a refugee hospital in Pakistan. He was a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. In addition to keeping and riding horses, he was a board member for the Howard County Hunt Club. He also enjoyed gardening. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; a daughter; and a son.
Wallace E. Lambert '44, of Montreal, Canada; Aug. 23, as a result of complications due to pneumonia. He was a professor of psychology at McGill Univ. in Montreal until his retirement in 1990. He was a member of the American Psychological Assoc., which honored him in 1990 with the Distinguished Scientific Award for the Applications of Psychology, which recognized his outstanding advances in bilingualism and multiculturalism. He is survived by his wife, Janine; a daughter; a son; and two grandchildren.
Barbara Morton Adams '45, of Cape Elizabeth, Me.; Oct. 3, of breast cancer. She was an election clerk in Cape Elizabeth, a substitute teacher for the Cape Elizabeth school system, and an elder and deacon at First Congregational Church. She was a member of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants, and was the governor of the Maine Mayflower Society Chapter for three years and secretary of the Pilgrim John Howland Society for more than 12 years. She was a recipient of the Lura Sellew Mayflower Award. She enjoyed knitting. She is survived by her husband, Henry; two sons; two grandchildren; and seven nieces and nephews.
Allen P. Cate '46, of Cranston, R.I. Oct. 5. He held various bookkeeping positions until his retirement in 1987. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a Mason at the St. John's Lodge #1 in Providence and an avid Boston Red Sox fan. He is survived by his wife, Joyce; three children; and four grandchildren.
John A. Cuculo '46, of Raleigh, N.C.; Aug. 21. He was employed for 18 years in the fibers department of DuPont in Wilmington, Del., where he invented Stren fishing line before accepting a professorship at North Carolina State Univ. At NCSU he was named the Hoechst-Celanese Corp.'s Professor Emeritus of Fiber and Polymer Science. He held several patents and wrote more than 50 polymer- and fiber-related research articles. He was listed in Who's Who, American Men of Science. He was a member of the American Assoc. for the Advancement of Science, the American Chemical Society, Phi Lambda Upsilon, and Sigma Xi. He is survived by his wife, Eve; three daughters; six grandchildren; and a sister.
Anne Cooney D'Antuono '46, of Slatersville, R.I.; July 9. She was a retired teacher. She is survived by a daughter, two sons, two granddaughters, and a sister.
Dorinda Rathbone Dew '46, of North Andover, Mass.; Oct. 18. She raised and showed West Highland White Terriers. She is survived by her husband, Carlos; three daughters; two sons; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Werner B. Peter Jr. '46, of Charlotte, N.C.; July 9. He was a retired director of mutual-fund sales for E.F. Hutton & Co. He is survived by his wife, Lois; five children; and eight grandchildren.
Arthur W. Bussey '47, of Houston; Oct. 17. He worked for Mundy Service Corp. until his retirement in 1987. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy and was later a member of the U.S. Naval Reserve for 30 years. He was a member of the Brown basketball and baseball teams. He is survived by his wife, Viola; a daughter; a son; four grandchildren; a brother, John D. Bussey '47; and several nieces and nephews, including A. Allen Mongeau Jr.'63.
Norma Moreau Macarchuk '47, of Rutland, Mass.; June 19. She was a retired substitute teacher for Wachusett Regional High School, a homemaker, and a volunteer at Heifer Project International in Rutland. She enjoyed gardening. She is survived by a daughter, a son, two granddaughters, and two sisters.
Donald T. Owens '47, of Grand Prairie, Tex.; Aug. 22. He served in the U.S. Navy and enjoyed playing the piano and duplicate bridge. He is survived by his wife, Lynne; a son; a granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.
Frank H. Walton '47, of Heath, Ohio; Aug. 29. He worked as a technologist for more than 50 years with Owens Corning Fiberglass in Granville, Ohio. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed bowling. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; a daughter; a son; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Mary Zaidan Aposhian '48, of Gloucester, Mass.; Sept. 9. She was an educator and scientist. She taught chemistry at Friends School in Baltimore, Md., and later was the head of the science department at St. Gregory's Preparatory School in Tucson, Ariz. She was a member of the research laboratory at the Univ. of Arizona, where she conducted studies of human populations in remote areas, evaluating their health conditions and local drinking water contamination. She was honored for her work by local and national governments. She was also a gourmet cook. She was a member of the American Chemical Society and the American Ceramic Society. She is survived by her husband, H. Vasken Aposhian '48; a daughter; a son; and two grandchildren.
Barbara Mason Datz '48, of Seattle; Aug. 3, of cancer. She owned McBISH gift shop in Absecon, N.J., during the early 1970s. She specialized in pen and ink/watercolor drawings and taught classes in jewelry making and macram√©, exhibiting her work in several states. She was also a pianist and seamstress. She enjoyed collecting dollhouse miniatures. She is survived by a daughter, two sons, two granddaughters, and several nieces and nephews.
Ruth Carew Laurent '48, of Greenville, R.I.; Oct. 12. She was the organist and choir director at Central Baptist Church (now the Community Church of Providence) for 40 years before retiring in 2003. She also taught music at the Wheeler School in Providence. She was listed in the Directory of Women Composers and Who's Who of American Women. In 2004 she received the Anna Fiore-Smith Award from the R.I. Chapter of the American Guild of Organists for her excellence in leadership, her dedication, and her vision. She is survived by a daughter, Miriam Laurent '73; a son; four grandchildren; and two brothers.
Percy B. Allsup '49, of Bellingham, Mass.; May 7. He was a retired teacher for the Pawtucket, R.I., school system. He served in the U.S. Air Force. Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by a daughter and a son, Geoffrey Allsup '73.
Donald G. Huggins '49, of Block Island and Wakefield, R.I.; Sept. 18. He was a senior personnel consultant for Prudential Insurance Co. until his retirement in 1984. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Block Island Residents Assoc., the Block Island American Legion Post 36, and the Block Island Sticky Wickets Croquet Club. He was a communicant of St. Andrew Church. He enjoyed birding, maintaining bird-feeding stations, drawing birds, and carving birds. He is survived by his wife, Jane; three sons; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Albert G. Kovachik '49, of Fairfield, Conn.; Oct. 20. He was a retired vice president of sales and marketing for the Valley Cast International Co. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was captain of the Brown basketball team and later played semipro basketball. He was a member of the Masonic Order of America, St. John's Lodge #8, and Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Trumbull, Conn., where he served as president of the church council. He is survived by his wife, Margaret; three daughters; two sons; 12 grandchildren; a sister; and several nieces and nephews.
John R. Martuccelli '49, of Hudson, Mass.; Sept. 1. He worked at MIT for 35 years in various positions, including research-lab engineer, senior project engineer, executive officer of the aeroelastic and structures research laboratory, and administrative officer for the department of aeronautics and astronautics. He retired in 1988 as director of MIT's engineering internship program for the school of engineering. For 28 years he taught mathematics in the evening division of Suffolk Univ., retiring in 1987 as a master lecturer. He served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Tau Beta Pi, Gamma Alpha Rho, Sigma XI, AIPA, Sigma Gamma Tau, and Sigma Zeta. He enjoyed sailing, gardening, and playing the guitar. He is survived by his wife, Vilma; three daughters; a son; and six grandchildren.
Louis Moretti '49, of Braintree, Mass.; Sept. 29. He held various management positions at Uniroyal, Ben Hogan, Amerace, and Amcon before retiring in 1985 from American Bilt- rite in Cambridge. In retirement he founded MJM Enterprises Inc. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed reading, making wine, playing golf, and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife, Marie; three daughters; a son; seven grandchildren; and three sisters.
Ann Polonsky Pratt '49, of Wayland, Mass.; Aug. 5. She was a retired assistant children's librarian at the Wayland Public Library. She is survived by her husband, George; a daughter; and a son.
Samuel J. Stepak '49, of Providence; Aug. 30. He held positions at Leesona Corp. and the U.S. Postal Service. He was executive director of Temple Beth El. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Philadelphia. He was a Sunday-school teacher at Temple Beth El for more than 25 years and tutored boys in preparation for their bar mitzvahs. In retirement he worked part-time at Sugarman-Sinai Memorial Chapel and was the leader of the evening minyan at Temple Beth El. He was a member of the Touro Fraternal Assoc. and the R.I. Jewish Historic Assoc., and was a 32nd degree Mason and a Shriner. He is survived by his wife, Lynn; a daughter; a son; and a grandson.
John L. Waterman '49, of Rehoboth, Mass.; Aug. 28. He was a lab manager for Fulflex Inc. and had earlier worked at Goodyear, U.S. Rubber, and New England Power. He served as president of the Rehoboth Cemetery Assoc. and was past president of the Bristol County Selectmen Assoc. He was district deputy grand master of Taunton 28th Masonic District and was a Rehoboth selectman from 1964 to 1976. He was Rehoboth town moderator from 1961 to 1964 and was a member of the Republican Town Committee. His memberships included Order of Eastern Star Seekonk Chapter #209, the Anawan Club, and the Rehoboth Congregational Church. He is survived by his wife, Clara; a daughter; a son; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Fred F. Waltz '49, of North Smithfield, R.I.; Aug. 17. He owned the Fred F. Waltz Co. in Harrisville, R.I. During World War II he served in the U.S. Air Force. He was the past chairman of the Burrillville Housing Authority and was instrumental in the establishment of the elderly housing complex Aston Court. He was the former president of the Offering Envelope Assoc., a member of the Mailers Technical Advisory Committee to the Postmaster General, and a board member of Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in Providence. He enjoyed traveling the world. He is survived by two daughters; three sons, including Richard, 50 Mosher St., South Dartmouth, Mass. 02748; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Alan Willoughby '49, of East Greenwich, R.I.; Oct. 2. He was a clinical psychologist in various veterans hospitals and clinics throughout New England and was a professor of psychology at the Univ. of R.I. for more than 30 years. He retired in 1998 with emeritus status. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Army. He was the founder and CEO of the Good Hope Center in West Greenwich, a private residential substance-abuse treatment facility; a past president of the R.I. Mental Health Assoc.; and a former chairman of the Governors Council on Mental Health. He published numerous articles on substance abuse. He is survived by his wife, Jane; two daughters; a son; a grandson; a sister; and a brother.
Robert S. Bartlett '50, of Mesa, Ariz.; July 14.
Russell W. Besser '50, of Walpole, Mass.; Sept. 30. He worked as an electrical-safety engineer for Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. in Weston, Mass., for 38 years. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He was past president of the Boston Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers and a member of the National Fire Protection Assoc., the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, and the R.I. Industrial Safety Assoc. He is survived by his wife, Helen; three sons; two grandsons; and several nieces and nephews.
John G. Collias '50, of Alexandria, Va., formerly of Fall River, Mass.; Oct. 6. He worked for the U.S. Department of State as a diplomatic courier until his retirement in 1986. In this position, he traveled the world and helped with the evacuation of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo during the 1956 Suez Canal crisis. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed playing tennis. He is survived by his wife, Mary; a daughter; a brother; a niece; and three nephews.
George R. Fiddes '50, of Wakefield, R.I.; Sept. 1. He worked for the R.I. Hospital Trust National Bank as senior vice president in charge of trust operations until his retirement in 1985. He volunteered at South County Hospital for 17 years. He was a past treasurer of the Kingston Fire and Water District, and a member of the R.I. Hospital Trust Poker Club, the Tavern Hall Club, the Pettaquamscutt Historical Society, and the Kingston Congregational Church. He enjoyed bowling and golfing. He is survived by his wife, Ruth; a daughter; two sons; five grandchildren; a sister; and a brother.
Robert W. Jamieson '50, of North Kingstown, R.I.; Aug. 28. He was a branch manager for Amica Insurance Co. from 1950 until his retirement in 1986. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Force. He is survived by two sons and three grandchildren.
Jack A. Stanzler '50, of Ann Arbor, Mich., formerly of Flint, Mich.; Oct. 14. He was an osteopathic physician affiliated with Flint Osteopathic Hospital until his retirement in 1985. From 1985 until 1995, he served as medical consultant to the State of Michigan's Medicaid Program. He was the head of the Flint Interfaith Alliance for 18 years and an honorary member of the Society of African American Police in Flint. He was a member of the Michigan Osteopathic Assoc., the National Osteopathic Assoc., the American Civil Liberties Union, and the United Jewish Appeals' Young Leadership Group. He was a founding member of the Arab-Jewish Men's dialogue group in Ann Arbor. He is survived by his wife, Laurie; two daughters; two sons; three grandchildren; and a nephew.
Lawrence Urban '50, of Riverside, R.I.; Sept. 1. He was a retired electrical engineer for Narragansett Electric. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was president of the Providence Engineering Society from 1988 to 1989. He was a member of the Brown football team, the Knights of Columbus in East Providence, and the American Institute of Electrical Engineers. He enjoyed playing golf. He is survived by a daughter, three sons, two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a brother, Leon Urban '64 MAT.
John T. Wiitala '50, of Warren, Ore.; June 8. He was a retired transmission design engineer for Portland General Electric. He served in the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Donna; four daughters; and two sons.
Janet Murray Young '50, of Mashpee, Mass.; Oct. 8, of heart failure. She was a homemaker and artist. She specialized in oils and pastels and won several art show prizes for her work. She was a member of the Lynn- field Art Guild, the Marion Art Assoc., and the Mattapoisett Congregational Church. She is survived by two daughters, four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
James L. Zieff '50, of Framingham, Mass.; Aug. 23. He is survived by a son, William E. Zieff '82.
Benjamin S. Franco '51, of Atlantic Beach, Fla.; June 24, after an extended illness. He was a retired district sales manager for Compar. He was a member of the Vestry of Holy Trinity Anglican Church. He is survived by a daughter and a brother.
Daniel R. Gooden '51, of North Kingstown, R.I.; Sept. 12. He was a teacher for the Providence school system before becoming an alcoholism counselor with Talbot House in Providence, Edgehill of Newport, High Point Treatment Center in North Kingstown, and the Providence Center for Counseling & Psychiatric Services. He was also certified as a spiritual counselor from Our Lady of Peace Retreat Center. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps; he was also a veteran of the Korean War. He was a former member of the Brown swim team, a member of the R.I. Assoc. of Alcohol and Drug Counselors, a volunteer at the North Kingstown Senior Center, and a communicant of St. Bernard Parish. He is survived by three sisters and several nieces and nephews.
Mary Sullivan Hanley '51, of Seattle; Aug. 17. While serving as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, she graduated with honors from the Naval Justice School at Newport, R.I. From 1963 until her retirement in 1988, she was a member of the Seattle law firm Karr Tuttle Campbell. She was an active member of the American Bar Assoc., and in 1980 was the first chairwoman of the ABA's Standing Committee on Legal Assistance for Military Personnel. As a civilian, in 1978 she was the first woman to chair the board of visitors to the U.S. Naval Academy. She was a member of the executive committee and a trustee of the U.S. Naval Academy Foundation, a regional vice president of the Naval War College Foundation, a member of the U.S. Department of Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Service, and a member of the code committee of the U.S. Court of Military Appeals. She was awarded the defense department's Distinguished Service Medal and was a Tudor Scholar of the U.S. Army Judge Advocate School. She enjoyed sailing, knitting, crocheting, and needlepoint. She is survived by a daughter, a son, a grand-daughter, and a brother.
G. Kingman Hodgkiss Jr. '51, of McClellanville, S.C.; Oct. 9. He was a retired vice president for South Carolina National Bank in Charleston. He served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the East Cooper Sertoma Club, the Groves Men's Club, and Delta Phi. He is survived by his wife, Joan.
Judith Benander Moreau '51, of Cranston, R.I.; June 21. She is survived by three daughters, a son, five grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.
Theodore Topakian '51, of Warwick, R.I.; Aug. 26. He was co-owner of General Plating Co. in Providence for 45 years, retiring in 1993. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Force. He was an active member of Saints Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church and a past member of its board of trustees, as well as a member of the Knights of Vartan and the Pawtucket Country Club. He was an avid N.Y. Yankees fan and enjoyed reading, gardening, and playing golf. He is survived by his wife, Annette; two daughters; a son; and three grandchildren.
M. Richard Wickham '51, of Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; July 29, of lung cancer. He is survived by his wife, Suzanne; a son; and a daughter.
J. James Gordon '52, of Westport, Conn.; Aug. 25, after a long illness. He was the owner of Gordon Textiles International in New York City. He was a former vice president of United Merchants and Manufacturers Inc., and of the Jewish Federation Assoc. of Conn. He was a member of the board of directors of the Textile Distributors Assoc. He was an avid fly fisherman. He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline, and four children.
Marjorie Schneider Fogel '53, of Rye, N.Y.; Sept. 22, 2008. She was the founder of Marje Fogel Communications. She was a past president of the Women's Democratic Club in Rye and a member of the board of directors of the Port Chester-Town of Rye Community Action Program and Jewish Center. She volunteered with the American Red Cross, the United Hospital, and the Westchester Mental Health Assoc. She was named to the 1983–84 edition of Who's Who of American Women. She is survived by her husband and two sons.
E. John Policastri '53, of Kensington, Md., formerly of Seekonk, Mass.; Aug. 15. He taught radio broadcasting and electronics at Johnson & Wales Univ. prior to becoming chief engineer of WPRO radio in Providence. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force. He is survived by a son, two grandchildren, and a sister.
Sterling Dimmitt '55, of New Sherman, Conn., formerly of New York City; July 17, from Alzheimer's. He worked in publishing, marketing, human resources, and executive search. He was a founding partner of Dressel, Dimmitt & Andrews Executive Search in New York City and Chicago. He served in the U.S. Navy as an aviator and naval intelligence officer stationed on the USS Wasp. He flew in the Naval Reserves until 1968, when he retired with the rank of lt. commander. While at Brown, he was a member of the Jabberwocks and continued to sing after graduation with the University Glee Club of New York for 35 years. After retiring to New Milford, Conn., he served on the boards of Audubon Connecticut and the Audubon Center at Bend of the River in Southbury. He is survived by his wife, Angela; two daughters; two grandchildren; a sister; a niece and nephew; and his former wife, Katharine Langdon.
John W. Lawson '55, of Paris, France, formerly of Newport, R.I.; July 10. He taught in the romance languages department at Western Michigan Univ. and Eastern Michigan Univ. prior to becoming a rehabilitation counselor and assistant to the director of education for public relations at Edgehill Newport, a comprehensive alcoholism treatment facility. He wrote and published Friends You Can Drop: Alcohol and Other Drugs. He served as president of the Rhode Island Affiliate of the National Council on Alcoholism from 1973 to 1975. He is survived by brothers Alan '55 and Robert '59; two nephews, and three nieces.
Sidney Silverman '55, of Sun City West, Ariz.; Nov. 1, 2008. He was a retired general manager for People's Bank.
David L. Young '55, of Burke, Va.; Aug. 8, from Alzheimer's. He was a U.S. Marine Corps major who retired in 1975 to work for Science Application International Corp. on the guidance system of the Tomahawk cruise missile. A veteran of the Vietnam War, he received the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He was a member of the Olivet Episcopal Church in Alexandria, where he taught Sunday school. He volunteered with Food for Others. He enjoyed playing tennis. He is survived by his wife, Ann; three daughters; two sons; six grandchildren; and two brothers.
Robert D. Duffy '56, of Warwick, R.I.; July 4, of a stroke. He was ordained an Episcopal priest in December 1959 and served throughout his career in various churches in New York and Rhode Island, most recently at the Church of the Ascension in Cranston, R.I. Phi Beta Kappa. He enjoyed listening to classical music, reading, and playing the piano. He is survived by several cousins, including Leona Duffy, 277 So. Clarendon St., Cranston 02910.
Peter S. Buchanan '57, of San Rafael, Calif.; Aug. 5. He was a retired attorney and was for many years the executive director of the San Francisco International Film Festival. He enjoyed playing hockey. He is survived by seven children and three grandchildren.
Winston E. Perkins '57, of Pagosa Springs, Colo.; Aug. 31. He had a career in marine reinsurance with General Reinsurance Corp., where he headed the Ocean Marine department until retiring in 1999. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was an avid photographer and tennis player, and also enjoyed hiking, traveling, and playing with his cairn terriers. He is survived by his wife, Lavella; two sons; four grandchildren; three stepchildren; and three step-grandchildren.
Nancy E. Werneth '57, of Andover, Mass.; July 27. She was a retired teacher.
Helen Warren Larson '59, of Lee, Mass.; Sept. 6. She was an art instructor at St. Mary's School in Lee before opening her shop, The Upstairs Basement, in 1974. She is survived by two sons and a granddaughter.
Peter C. Rolewicz '59, of Montague, Mich., formerly of Tinley Park, Ill.; Sept. 6. He was CEO of Royal Savings Bank in Chicago, while practicing law independently. He was a member of the American Bar Assoc., the Illinois State Bar Assoc., and St. James Catholic Church of Montague. He is survived by his wife, Janet; nine children; 14 grandchildren; and three brothers.
Robert D. City '62, of Boston; Mar. 13. He was an attorney and partner in City, Hayes & Dissette, P.C., in Boston. He enjoyed sailing, cooking, and reading. He is survived by his wife, Julie; two daughters; a son; and a brother.
Paul M. Kuznesof '63, of Silver Spring, Md.; Oct. 2, from lung cancer. He served on chemical faculties for 15 years, including five at the State Univ. of Campinas in Brazil. In 1984 he joined the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and retired in 2007 as the chief chemist in the Office of Food Additive Safety in the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, for which he remained a consultant after he retired. In 2006 he received the FDA Distinguished Career Service Award. As a second-degree black belt in aikido, he instructed at and was a former board member of Capital Aikikai in Silver Spring. He enjoyed dancing, hiking, and reading. He is survived by a son and two grandchildren.
Richard M. Pandolfo '63, of Wayland, Mass.; Jan. 4, 2009.
F. Vincent Albee '64, of Barrington, R.I.; Aug. 20. He was a retired financial planner and owner of Albee Associates in Providence. He was earlier employed for more than 15 years with the National Life Insurance Agency of Vermont. He was a member of the Million Dollar Round Table, the University Club, the Warren Rod and Gun Club, the Newport Yacht Club, and the Barrington Yacht Club, where he served as commodore for one year. He enjoyed sailing and racing boats. He was the Barrington Yacht Club Class A champion for three consecutive years, as well as a participant in the Heineken Regatta and the 2001 America's Cup Jubilee. He is survived by his wife, Betsy; two sons; and his stepmother.
Josephine Haines Jespersen '64, '65 AM, of Providence; Feb. 24, 2009. She was on the faculty at Roger Williams Univ. until her retirement in 1996. She is survived by three children, including Kresten Jespersen '77 AM, '84 PhD, and his wife, Heather Pattison Jespersen '79 AM, '87 PhD.
Albert E. Labouchere '64, of Warwick, R.I., formerly of Chatham, Va., and Salisbury, Conn.; Sept. 30. His career included political press relations, development and fund-raising, and journalism. During the 1970s he worked on various state and local campaigns in Connecticut. In 1978 he was appointed public relations director of the Republican State Central Committee. He worked in press relations with the Republican gubernatorial campaign of Ronald Sarasin, and was press secretary for former U.S. Sen. James L. Buckley from 1979 to 1980. In 1981 he was named editor-in-chief of Connecticut Magazine. From 1983 to 1988, he served in various positions at Chatham Hall in Va. and most recently served as chief philanthropy officer at St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford, Mass., and senior philanthropy officer at Women and Infant's Hospital in Providence. He is survived by his wife, Anne Doswell Labouchere '65; two daughters; a son; three granddaughters; two sisters; and a brother.
Paul A. Bradley '65, of Denver, Colo; Sept. 23, of cancer. He became a self-employed consultant after working as a consultant with J.D. Edwards Inc. He enjoyed running. He is survived by a daughter, a son, three grandchildren, and a brother, Leonard R. Bradley '58.
James S. Gilson Jr. '65, of Marietta, Ga.; Sept. 17, of a heart attack. He was president of Partners Coffee Co. Inc. in Atlanta. He was a member of Sigma Nu. He is survived by his wife, Anne, and three children.
Clark N. Hopson '66, of Hilton Head, S.C., formerly of Cincinnati; Sept. 6, after a brief illness. He had an active orthopedic practice in Hilton Head. He was a former professor of orthopedic surgery and chairman of the department of orthopedic surgery at the Univ. of Cincinnati Medical Center. He served in the U.S. Navy. He set a discus record in 1964 as a member of Brown's track team. He was a fellow of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery and a member of the American Medical Assoc., the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and the American College of Surgeons. He is survived by a daughter, a son, and two brothers.
William J. Campbell '67, of Hertford, N.C.; Aug. 19. He had an extensive career in the U.S. military. He served in intelligence staff officer positions in Vietnam, Germany, and South Korea; as an inspector general for the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command; and as deputy commander of the 501st Military Intelligence Brigade in Seoul, South Korea. He retired in 1994. He enjoyed sailing, traveling, and playing golf. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen; three sons; three daughters; seven grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and a sister.
Joel C. Webster '70, of West Chester, Pa.; Oct. 25, 2008. He worked at Attitude Measurement Corp. in Southampton, Pa. He enjoyed reading, scuba diving, and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Paula; a son; his father; and a sister.
Christopher V. Murano '71, of Oakland, Calif.; July 10, from complications of acute leukemia. He had a private consulting business specializing in software and computer systems. He was a collector of wines and established a software management system for wineries in the Bay Area. He enjoyed golf, running, and pitching for the Nemesis softball team in the Bay Area. He is survived by his wife, Liz; a daughter; a son; two sisters; and two brothers.
Edward P. Taft III '72, of Holden, Mass.; Sept. 5, of brain cancer. He was president of Alden Research Laboratory in Holden and was a nationally recognized fisheries biologist. In June 2009, he received the Electric Power Research Institute Lifetime Achievement Award. He is survived by his wife, Libby; a daughter; a son; a granddaughter; and a sister.
Linda S. Ballard '77, of North Berwick, Me. June 14. She was an educator and home visitor for York County Community Action in Sanford, Me. At Brown she helped found the undergraduate chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha. She enjoyed being a mother and collecting books for young children to aid in their education. She is survived by a son and three daughters, including Lindsey Fernandez '07, Rm. 501 Ruskin Hall, 120 Ruskin Ave., Pittsburgh 15213.
Steven T. Sun '77, of Woodland Hills, Calif.; Sept. 11. He was an attorney who specialized in employee benefits and tax law before opening his own Internet business. He was active at Calvary Community Church in Westlake Village, Calif. He is survived by a son, a father, and four brothers, including Kenneth T.K. Sun '84.
Desiree Bennett Backstrom '78, of Leawood, Kans.; Sept. 2. She was a physician and the medical director of the Honeywell FM&T facility in Kansas City. She is survived by her husband, Jay; a daughter; a son, Jason Backstrom '08; and two sisters.
William B. Hildebrand '79, of Ridgefield, Conn.; Mar. 19. He was an attorney. He is survived by a daughter, a son, his mother and father, two sisters, and a former wife.
Glenn T. Tsuyuki '79, '81 ScM, of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.; July 5. He worked in various management positions at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., most recently as a mission assurance manager on the Phoenix Mars Scout Project. He was listed in Who's Who in Engineering and Science 1996-2000 and International Who's Who of Professionals 1997 and received several NASA Group Achievement Awards. He published numerous scientific papers. He was a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Sigma Xi, and Tau Beta Pi, R.I. Alpha Chapter. He is survived by his wife, two children, his mother, and two brothers.
Tronn D. Carson '92, of Arlington, Va.; Sept. 1. He had worked at the American Chemical Society. He owned both Strategic Software Development and Grassroots Developments, where he served as chief technology officer, developing software for independent companies. He enjoyed cooking, listening to music, and attending ball games. He is survived by his parents, a stepsister, and a stepbrother, and several family members and friends.
Bjorn E. Smith '98, of West Lebanon, N.H.; Aug. 6.
David A. Warren '04, of Brandon, Fla.; Sept. 24. He was attending Stetson Univ. law school. He is survived by his parents, a sister, a brother, a nephew, and grandparents.
Elizabeth Baxter McCarthy '47 AM, of Washington, D.C., formerly of Chelmsford, Mass.; Oct. 18, after a brief illness. She taught history at the Community College of Rhode Island before serving as a trustee of the Chelmsford Public Library for more than 35 years. She received the 2006 Outstanding Trustee Award from the Massachusetts Library Trustees Assoc., and in 2008 the town of Chelmsford honored her as grand marshal for the Fourth of July parade, presenting her with the key to the town. She volunteered at the House of Hope Shelter in Lowell, Mass., assisted people in hospice care, led architectural history tours for Boston By Foot, and was involved with the Voice of the Faithful and the Chelmsford Committee Against Racism. She is survived by a daughter; a son, C. Andrew McCarthy '81, and his wife, Betsy Riggs McCarthy '81; three grandchildren, and three sisters.
Max J. Gartenberg '48 AM, of Fort Myers, Fla.; Aug. 5, of multiple myeloma. He was the founder of Gartenberg Literary Agency in New York City. He served in the U.S. Army and received the Purple Heart. He enjoyed fishing, reading, politics, and puzzles. He is survived by his wife, Patricia, 15620 Laguna Hills Dr., Fort Myers 33908; a daughter; two grandsons; a sister; and several nieces and nephews.
Cecelia Motta '49 AM, of Little Compton, R.I.; Aug. 27. She taught foreign languages at East Providence High School until her retirement in 1973. She is survived by two sisters and several nieces and nephews.
M. John Rice Jr. '53 PhD, of Tempe, Ariz., formerly of Sudbury, Mass.; July 10, after a long illness. He taught at Tufts Univ. before beginning a long career in semiconductor research and development with CBS Electronics. He coauthored numerous technical articles. He served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the American Chemical Society, the Electrochemical Society, and Sigma Xi. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne; two daughters; four sons; seven grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
Erwin Fishman '54 PhD, of Hermosa Beach, Calif.; June 9. He was a professor and chairman of the chemistry department at Union College before moving to California to work at TRW Systems. He taught at the General Electric summer course for science teachers and at the National Science Foundation program for gifted high school students. Over the course of his career, he held research grants from the U.S. Air Force office of scientific research, the U.S. Army research office, and the National Science Foundation. He wrote numerous articles and presented papers at international professional organizations. He was a member of the American Chemical Society, the American Institute of Physics, the American Assoc. of University Professors, the Assoc. for the Advancement of Science, and Sigma Xi. He is survived by his wife, Suzanne.
Janet Wright Sullivan '54 AM, of Amherst, N.H., formerly of Providence; July 11. She was a professor of English and taught at RISD and the Community College of Rhode Island. She was awarded the RISD Professor Emerita Medallion in June 2008. She was also artist in residence at the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, N.H. She enjoyed traveling to Venice each spring and writing poetry. She is survived by a son, Philip W. Sullivan '82 MD; two grandchildren; two sisters; a niece; and four nephews.
Frederick H. Gaige '63 MAT, of Reading, Pa.; Aug. 25. He was an educator, most recently as dean and CEO emeritus of Penn State Berks from 1984 to 2001. He oversaw the program that prepared students for Penn State as it grew from a two-year program into a four-year college complete with student dormitories. From 1977 to 1984 he was the dean of the college of arts and sciences at Fairleigh Dickinson Univ.'s Madison, N.J., campus. From 1974 to 1977 he served as vice president for professional development of the Kansas City (Mo.) Regional Council for Higher Education. In 1969 he began his career at Davidson College near Charlotte, N.C., as director of the South Asian studies program. As a noted scholar in the field of Asian studies, he wrote several articles on Nepal. In 1991 he served as a consultant to the Asia Foundation and the U.S. Agency for International Development for the first democratic elections in Nepal. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Nepal Studies Assoc. in 1970, the Southern Atlantic States Assoc. for African and Asian Studies in 1971, and the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education in 1976. He was one of the founders of the Higher Education Council of Berks County and a member of the Reading School District, the board of directors of the Reading Hospital and Medical Center, the Reading Police Athletic League, the Berks County Chamber of Commerce, and the Vocational Education Coordinating Council. He is survived by his wife, Austra Ozols Gaige '65 MAT; two daughters, including Amity Gaige '95, and her husband, Timothy I. Watt '95 MFA; three grandchildren; and two sisters.
Dorothy F. Jones '64 PhD, of London, Ontario; Sept. 24. She taught French at the Univ. of Western Ontario until 1990, when she resumed student life at Huron College. She enjoyed visiting museums, doing academic research and painting watercolors. She is survived by a sister and nieces and nephews.
Josephine Haines Jespersen '65 AM (see '64).
Harold C. Gabel '67 MAT, of Whitesboro, N.Y.; Sept. 20. He was a retired mathematics professor for Mohawk Valley Community College. He previously worked in the industrial field and taught mathematics at the RCA Institute in Los Angeles and the Los Angeles public school system. He was a member of the Mathematics Assoc. of America and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed the outdoors. He is survived by three children and nine grandchildren.
Charlotte S. Downey '71 AM, '78 PhD, of Cumberland, R.I.; Oct. 18. She was a member of the Sisters of Mercy religious order. She taught in the elementary and high schools of the Dioceses of Fall River and Providence, as well as at Eastern Connecticut State Univ. In addition to researching and writing for Brown's linguistics department, she was the editor of a 43-volume series, American Linguistics, 1700-1900. She published Mercy Responds to Vatican II, a history of the Sisters of Mercy of Providence from 1951 to 1991, and many articles on linguistics, literature, and Emily Dickinson. In 1985 and 1987 she presented at the International Congress of Linguistics in Berlin. She is survived by her brother and her Sisters of Mercy religious family.
John J. O'Neill '77 ScM, of Media, Pa.; July 14. He was on the faculty of Penn and Drexel Univ. He enjoyed traveling the world and playing chess and billiards. He is survived by an uncle and a niece.
Glenn T. Tsuyuki '81 ScM (see '79).
Sarah Dickson Hartshorne '90 PhD, of South Conway, N.H., formerly of Cambridge, Mass.; Sept. 6. She taught in the English department at Boston College for several years and published numerous articles about American women writers. She was a member of the South Conway Club and was a trustee of the Conway Library. She enjoyed gardening, sailing, hiking, cross-country skiing, bicycling, reading, traveling, and playing tennis. She is survived by her husband, Robert; four sons; two granddaughters; a brother; and several nieces and nephews.
Arun Stewart '11, of Beijing, China, and Dallas, Tex.; Oct. 30, from a fall. He was currently enrolled in the Inter-University program for Chinese language studies at Tsinghua Univ. He had a goal of becoming fluent in Mandarin to write and perform creative works that drew on classical texts and familiar cultural tropes. He is survived by his parents and many friends.
Alan S. Zuckerman, of Providence; Aug. 20. He was a professor of political science and Judaic studies at Brown and a research professor at DIW Berlin. He'd served on the Brown faculty since 1970. For more than 40 years he focused on the analytical principles of comparative politics; the social context of political preferences, choice, and behavior; the individual and the state in established democracies; and the political structure of small groups. He held faculty positions at Tel-Aviv Univ., the Univ. of Pisa, the Univ. of Florence, NYU, and Hebrew Univ. in Jerusalem. He wrote and cowrote numerous books and published several papers in leading journals of political science. He was the recipient of the 2007 International Society of Political Psychology's Alexander George Award for his book Partisan Families: the Social Logic of Bounded Partisanship in Germany and Britain. He received multiple honors, fellowships, and awards throughout his career. He served as vice president of Congregation Beth Sholom in Providence, and was a member of the Jewish Federation of R.I., the Assoc. of Israel Studies, the Assoc. for Jewish Studies, the American Political Science Assoc.; and the International Political Science Assoc. He is survived by his wife, Roberta, and three children.