Irene Burwick Grace '30, of Bedford, N.H., formerly of Sarasota, Fla., and Worcester, Mass.; Sept. 19. She was co-owner of Grace Wayside Furniture in Shrewsbury, Mass. She served as president of Temple Emanuel's Sisterhood in Worcester from 1955 to 1956. She enjoyed Brown Club activities and was highlighted in the November/December 2008 BAM article "O Pioneers!" She is survived by daughter Miriam Grace Silverman '66; sons Norman '58 and Alan '62; five grandchildren, including Robert Grace '84, Stephanie Grace '87, Karen Grace Corken '94, Daniel Grace '96, and Abby Silverman Fischer '01; and seven great-grandchildren.
Barbara Hughes Hanson '34, '37 AM, of Bath, Me.; Oct. 15. She taught remedial reading to dyslexic and special-needs children in private schools prior to assuming the position as guidance counselor at Cony High School in Augusta, Me. She retired in 1970. She volunteered with the Girl Scouts of America and the Lincoln County Lifeline. She was one of the founders of the Kennebec Valley Mental Health Assoc. and a member of the AAUW, the Delta Kappa Gamma Educators' Society, the South Parish Congregational Church, the Maine Chapter of the Nature Conservancy, and the Lincoln County Retired Teachers Assoc. She enjoyed boating, skiing, hiking, camping, and traveling. She is survived by two daughters, five grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, two sisters, and several nieces and nephews.
Josephine Tomasi Russo '34, of Barrington, R.I.; Aug. 30. She worked for the R.I. Department of Employment and Security in Providence for 10 years. In retirement she traveled extensively with her husband. She is survived by two daughters, seven grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.
Catherine Jodoin Beckley '35, of Temecula, Calif., formerly of North Conway, N.H.; June 14. She was a retired teacher. She is survived by two sons.
Wanda Ilkewicz Gromada '36, of Trumbull, Conn.; Sept. 27. She was a social worker in Providence before becoming a science and English teacher at Central Falls High School, R.I. She was involved with the Girl Scouts of America for more than 20 years and received the Golden Eagle award. She volunteered with several civic organizations, including the Red Cross, the Cancer Society, the Trumbull Senior Center, and the Navy Relief. She was a member of the Retired Teachers Assoc., AARP Trumbull chapter, and the Ostomy Group of the Greater Bridgeport Area, where she also served as secretary and vice president. She is survived by two daughters, four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Leon Blumenthal '37, of Pembroke Pines, Fla.; Feb. 5, 2010. He enjoyed reading, doing crossword puzzles, and spending time with family. He is survived by a daughter, a son, three grandchildren, and a sister.
Miriam Hahn Rohde '37, of St. Petersburg, Fla.; Apr. 17.
Marjorie Hanson Clark Watt '37, of Tucson, Ariz.; Oct. 3, 2009. She is survived by a son.
Ann Prestwich Wood '37, of Sun City Center, Fla., formerly of New York City; Sept. 15. She was the cofounder, president, and president emeritus of Metropolitan Historic Structures Assoc. (MHSA). Working with the Daughters of the American Revolution and MHSA, she oversaw the restoration of the Morris Jumel Mansion, considered the oldest surviving residence in Manhattan, where she hosted Queen Elizabeth. She served as a state recording secretary and state chair of media for Regent of Mary Washington Colonial Chapter, DAR, and was an officer of its National Committee for Motion Picture, Radio, and TV. In Florida she served as treasurer for the state DAR and Regent of the Colonel George Mercer Brooke Chapter, where she received the 1999 Florida DAR Patriot of the Year award. She was a member of the National Lawn Bowling Assoc., the Women's Republican Club, the New York Bible Society, the Colonial Dames, the Cosmopolitan Club, and the Brick Church. She is survived by three daughters, two sons, 13 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
Allan R. Brent '38, of New Orleans; Aug. 12. He was a retired vice president of H.S. Benjamin Advertising. He was active in the Kiwanis Club, SCORE, and several civic organizations. He is survived by a daughter and granddaughter.
Louise Whitney Harrington '39, of Cranston, R.I.; Sept. 2. She worked briefly in the office of Collins Co., her family business, before marrying and becoming a homemaker. She was active in her community as a member of the Edgewood Garden Club, the Edgewood Congregational Church, the Edgewood Yacht Club, and the Cranston Historical Society. She enjoyed attending Brown functions, gardening, painting, and spending time with her family. She is survived by four daughters; a son, Earl Harrington III '66; 12 grandchildren, including Sarah Younkin Goldberg '97, Samuel Younkin '00, Ian Hochberg '01, and Jeremy Hochberg '01; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Christine Whitney Roberts '39; and four nieces.
Albert H. Curtis '40, of Exeter, N.H.; Sept. 22. He was the retired vice president of New England Mutual Life Insurance Co. He was a member of several boards, including New England Baptist Hospital, the Medical Foundation, and Nichols College. He was a member of Zeta Psi and a former goalie of the Brown hockey team. He was past Master for St. John's Masonic Lodge in Boston. He was an avid amateur photographer. He is survived by a daughter, four sons, nine grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Helen M. Costello '40, of Wakefield, R.I.; Oct. 11. She was a teacher at Shea High School, in Pawtucket, R.I., and later worked at the Univ. of New Mexico School of Law in Albuquerque. She is survived by nieces and nephews.
Olive Littlefield Burris '41, of West Chester, Pa.; Mar. 30. She was a homemaker and a volunteer for the United Fund, the March of Dimes, and the Cancer Society. She is survived by her husband, Donald; a daughter; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Ruth Harris Wolf '41, of Providence; Aug. 29. She was a social worker for the U.S. Army in Atlanta, Ga., during World War II. She continued doing social work until she obtained her teaching degree at age 55, after which she worked for the State of Rhode Island's Title III Education Advisory Committee. She spent the rest of her life in service to Brown as a fund-raiser, serving as the first chairman of the Pembroke College Fund. She was also a Corporation member, and a force behind the creation of the Nancy Duke Lewis Chair for outstanding female professors. She established the Ruth Harris Wolf Scholarship Fund. In 1981 she was given an honorary degree for her service to the University, and in 1991 she was the Grand Marshal for the Commencement march. In her late 80s, while living at the Laurelmead Independent Living community, she established the Laurelmead Employees Education Fund. She served as president of the Pawtucket Arts Council for several years and was an active volunteer for the Rhode Island Philharmonic children's concerts program. She is survived by her husband, W. Irving Wolf Jr.; a son; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Austin N. Volk '41, of Englewood, N.J.; Sept. 18. While working in his family's insurance business, Nicholas Volk and Co., in New York City, he was involved in politics. In 1962 he was elected mayor of Englewood and served two terms. In 1970 he was elected and served two terms in the New Jersey State Assembly. During World War II and the Korean War he served in the U.S. Navy. He was president of the New York Council of the Navy League of the United States, chairman of the board of trustees of the U.S. Naval War College Foundation, a member of the board of trustees of Englewood Hospital and the Brookside Cemetery Assoc. and Delta Kappa Epsilon. He is survived by four stepchildren, 10 step-grandchildren, six step-great-grandchildren, and a brother.
William H. Beauchamp '42, of Honolulu; Jan. 20, 2010. He was a retired Univ. of Hawaii professor. He served in the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Junko; two sons; two grandchildren; and a brother.
Robert D. Lincoln '42, of Chevy Chase, Md.; Oct. 29, 2009. He practiced psychiatry in Washington, D.C., for 47 years. He served in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his wife, Jane.
Virginia Bowman Morgan '42, of Memphis; Oct. 8. She was a homemaker and a former voice and piano teacher. She lived in several areas throughout the United States and was active in community events. She is survived by three daughters, three stepchildren, and eight grandchildren.
Robert W. Bell '43, of Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.; June 14, from lymphoma. He was a physician at Redondo Beach Medical Clinic. He retired in 1997. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society, the Los Angeles County Medical Assoc., the California Medical Assoc., the American Medical Assoc., Delta Kappa Epsilon, and Phi Chi. He enjoyed golf, tennis, and skiing. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; a daughter; and two sons, including Robert W. Bell Jr. '70, 736 Cloyden Rd., Palos Verdes Estates, 90274.
James G. Mitchell '43, of Hockessin, Del.; Oct. 2. He worked for the Texaco Refinery in Delaware City for 28 years. He retired in 1985. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy and served in the naval reserve until his retirement in 1968. He was a member and past president of the Wilmington Trail Club. He enjoyed gardening, was a season ticket holder for Univ. of Delaware football and basketball games, and participated in the UD Academy of Lifelong Learning. He is survived by two daughters, a son, 12 grandchildren, a great-granddaughter, two sisters, a niece, and two nephews.
Stanley E. Snyder '44, of Cherry Hill, N.J., formerly of Pittsburgh and Erie, Pa.; Jan. 6, 2010. He was the retired commandant of the Pennsylvania Soldiers and Sailors Home at Erie. He served in the U.S. Army. In 1977 he was listed in Who's Who in Health Care. He volunteered with Meals on Wheels, the American Cancer Society, the United Way, and the United Jewish Appeal, and helped establish seminars for better health and nursing care. He was the recipient of the Pennsylvania Medal of Honor for achievement in geriatric care and humanitarian service. He is survived by three daughters, six grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.
Ann Hofmann Horton '45, of Saco, Me., formerly of Manchester, Conn.; Aug. 15. She performed psychological testing and was an EEG technician prior to attending art school and becoming an interior designer. She retired in 1989. She enjoyed caring for her dogs, traveling with her husband, reading, and playing bridge. She is survived by her husband, Frank '45; a daughter, Jill Horton Lyons '71; a son-in-law, James Lyons '66; two sons, including Robert '72; and three grandchildren.
Aram Fleurant '46, of North Smithfield, R.I.; Sept. 28. He was president of Milot Bros. Lumber in Woonsocket, R.I. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Fleet Bank Woonsocket Advisory Board, the Woonsocket Industrial Development Foundation, and the North Smithfield Budget Committee. He was a member of the Woonsocket Jaycees and the Woonsocket Rotary Club, where he served as president from 1966 to 1967. He is survived by a son, a grandson, a brother, and several nieces and nephews.
John B. Henderson '46, of Miami; Sept. 5. He was a retired attorney and advocate for the blind. His law career included work for the Department of Defense and NATO in Europe, as well as for ALCOA, Textron, and Adler, Pollock and Sheehan. He was an active member of the Providence Preservation Society, the Trinity Repertory Co., and the Brown Alumni Assoc., which he served as president. During World War II he served aboard the USS Lake Champlain. During his early 30s, after developing retinitis pigmentosa, he began advocacy for the blind and served as a board member for the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind. He was also an adviser to Shake-A-Leg, a sailing program for the disabled. He was instrumental in bringing the 1999 World Blind Sailing Championships to Miami. He is survived by his wife, Jane; three daughters, including Sophie Henderson '86; a son-in-law, Nicholas Kalogeropoulos '88; and four stepchildren.
William M. Moody '46, of Portland, Me.; Oct. 4. He was the owner of Rufus Deering Lumber Co. in Portland. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Navy as an executive officer aboard the USS Hailey. At Brown he earned varsity letters in football, lacrosse, and hockey. He was active in Portland civic organizations and was a cofounder of Greater Portland Landmarks. He volunteered with the United Way, SCORE, the Maine Medical Center, the Portland Chamber of Commerce, and the Widows' Wood Society. He served on the board of trustees of the Waynflete School, where he was recognized with an Alumni Award and the Drake Award. He was a member of the National Regional Lumber Assoc., the Maine Lumber Dealers Assoc., the Portland Yacht Club, the Portland Country Club, the Megantic Rod and Game Club, and the Davy Crockett Club. He enjoyed skiing, sailing, gardening, fly-fishing, and playing tennis, golf, and bridge. He is survived by his wife, Jane; two daughters; a son; four grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Harold R. Smith '46, of West Warwick, R.I.; Oct. 12. He was a real estate agent and owner of Smith Realty in Providence for 40 years. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Force. He is survived by two sons, two stepsons, six grandchildren, and a brother.
K. Douglas Tobin '46, of Fairpoint, N.Y.; Sept. 11. He worked as a sales engineer at General Electric and a vice president of operations and marketing at DND Teletronics of Utica before retiring as president of Advanced Terminals Inc., N.Y. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society, the International Municipal Signal Assoc., the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Phi Delta Theta. He is survived by a daughter, a son, and two grandchildren.
John D. Bussey '47, of Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Dighton, Mass.; Oct. 28, 2009. He was a retired production specialist with ICI America Inc. He served in the U.S. Naval Reserve. He was a member and past president (1954–55) of the Taunton Toastmasters Club, president of the Dighton Interchurch Council (1955), moderator of the Dighton Water District (1955), and trustee of First Congregational Church of Dighton. He is survived by his wife, Dianna; a daughter; two sons; two stepdaughters; and 12 grandchildren.
R. Clinton Fuller '47, of Amherst, Mass.; Oct. 18. He was a professor emeritus at UMass., Amherst. He published numerous scientific papers and articles. He was the recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt fellowship at the Univ. of Freiburg. He served in the U.S. Naval Reserve. He was a member of the American Assoc. for the Advancement of Science, Sigma Xi, and Delta Upsilon. He is survived by two daughters and two sons.
William J. Kaplan '47, of Estero, Fla., formerly of St. Louis, Mo. and Houston, Tex.; Oct. 15, of lymphoma. He worked for Foley's Department Store in Houston for 30 years before joining the Famous-Barr division of May Department Stores in St. Louis. He retired in 1980. He served in the U.S. Navy. He was active in the Boy Scouts of America, the Diabetes Assoc., and the Univ. of Texas at Austin McCombs Graduate School of Business, where he served as chairman of the Foundation Advisory Council Endowment fund. He enjoyed cooking, solving crossword puzzles, sailing, and playing golf. He is survived by two daughters, four stepchildren, 11 step-grandchildren, and a brother. Memorial contributions can be sent to Brown University, William Kaplan Cancer Research Fund, Gift Cashier, Box 1877, Providence 02912 or www.gifts.development.brown.edu.
Constantine Karambelas '47, of Osterville, Mass.; Sept. 27. He held several titles over the course of his career, including owner and president of Considine Distributing Co. of Boston, president of H-N Trucking Co., and president of Hope Brewing Co., treasurer of Palmer Distributing Co. He also worked in the sales and management departments of the Narragansett Brewing Co. in Cranston, R.I. He served in the U.S. Navy. An avid golfer, he was a member of the Oyster Harbors Club in Osterville, where he served as club president on the Board of Governors for several years. He was a member of the Brown football team and Phi Kappa Psi. He is survived by a son, Robert '75, and by his companion, Louise Schlee.
Richard R. Rowley '47, of Albany, N.Y.; Oct. 3. He practiced public-sector labor law for more than 50 years. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He played football while at Brown. He was a member of numerous organizations, including the American Bar Assoc., the New York State Bar Assoc., the Albany County Bar Assoc., the Schuyler Meadows Country Club, the St. Andrews Society, the Loudonville Community Church, and Alpha Delta Phi. He was recognized by the Best Lawyers of America for 20 consecutive years. He enjoyed vacationing with his family. He is survived by three children and 11 grandchildren.
John Avery Jr. '48, of Andover, Mass.; Oct. 15. He was the Andover town engineer for 30 years. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was past president of the Lawrencian Ski Club and a member of the Phillips Academy board and the Ipswich Water Shed Commission. He is survived by his wife, Judith; a daughter; two sons; and seven grandchildren.
Ralph C. Bailey '48, of Easthampton, Mass.; Oct. 1. He was a minister to Methodist churches in New Hampshire (1950–54) and to Unitarian-Universalist churches in New York and Connecticut (1954–70) prior to becoming a clinical social worker for the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health. He served in the U.S. Navy. He volunteered at Arcadia Nature Center and the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. He was on the board of directors of the Broad Brook Coalition, the Lathrop Community, and Planned Parenthood of Queens. He was a member of the Northampton Housing Partnership and Sigma Nu. He enjoyed singing in the chorus of the Valley Light Opera. He is survived by his wife, Esther; a daughter; a son; and a grandson.
Beatrice Barrett Deacon '48, of Newton Square, Pa.; Aug. 24. She was a retired schoolteacher for the Radnor School Board in Wayne, Pa. She enjoyed ice-skating, watercolor painting, and singing. She sang with the Savoy Company and the Roaring '20s. She was a member of the Colonial Dames and the Little Egg Harbor Yacht Club. She is survived by two daughters and four grandchildren.
Edward W. Barlow '49, of Rumford, R.I.; Oct. 3. He was the president of Seekonk Lace Co., in Pawtucket, R.I. He was an active member of the community and sat on several boards, including the Pawtucket Institution for Savings, the Pawtucket Mutual Life Insurance Co., the Pawtucket Corps, Memorial Hospital of R.I., and the Children's Museum of R.I. He was also past president of the Boys and Girls Club of Pawtucket and a member of Wannamoisett Country Club, the Pawtucket Country Club, the Rotary Club of Pawtucket, the Adelphoi Lodge, and the Lincoln Dog Assoc. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor; a brother, Robert '51; a sister-in-law, Laura Shatto Barlow '53; and several nieces and nephews, including Julia Barlow Vail '81 and Duncan Barlow '78.
Darrel W. Gustafson '49, of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; Sept. 18. He was a retired electrical engineer. While employed with Bowmar TIC, he designed and worked on the Lunar Roving Vehicle used for the Apollo space missions of the 1970s. During World War II he served in the U.S. Naval Air Corps. He was actively involved with community theater as a member of the Conejo Players in Thousand Oaks, Calif., and was awarded numerous Harlequin awards. He is survived by his wife, Elinor; a daughter; two nieces; and a nephew.
Edmund F. McDonald '49, of Johnston, R.I.; Aug. 28. He owned and operated his own insurance adjustor business in Providence. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps and earned numerous awards and commendations, including the Medal of Valor, the Good Conduct Medal, and the Army Air Medal with seven Oak Leaf Clusters. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed spending time with his family. He is survived by two sons, as well as in-laws, nieces, and nephews.
Martin L. Riesman '49, of Newton, Mass.; May 9. He is survived by his wife, Ninette; three children; four grandchildren; and a brother.
Mary Yanczarski Williams '49, of Meriden, Conn.; Aug. 21. She retired after 35 years of teaching and chairing the English department of Lyman Hall High School in Wallingford, Conn. She is survived by a sister, two nieces, and three nephews.
Gloria Stua Young '49, of Naples, Fla., formerly of Hunting Valley, Ohio; Sept. 14, of cancer. She spent many years volunteering for the PTA, the Girl Scouts of America, the Junior League, and the Cancer Society. She served as past president of the Pembroke Alumni Assoc. She enjoyed playing golf and tennis at the Pepper Pike Country Club, Ohio, and at the Wilderness Country Club in Naples. She is survived by her husband, Roger '50; four children; and nine grandchildren.
John R. Allen '50, of Barrington, R.I.; Sept. 3. He was a retired law partner at Hinckley, Allen, Snyder & Comen of Providence. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the R.I. Commission Against Discrimination for four years, a trustee of Butler Hospital for 25 years and president of the board for three, and a member of the R.I. Bar Assoc. and the American Bar Assoc. In 2001 he was the recipient of the East Bay Mental Health Center's Board Leadership Award. He enjoyed traveling, skiing, and tennis. He is survived by his wife, Joan; a daughter; two sons, including Thomas '83; four grandchildren; and a brother.
Alta Geraldine Zehm Elkus '50, of Belvedere, Calif.; Sept. 2, from cervical cancer. She was a self-employed interior designer. She enjoyed reading, dancing, writing poetry, and writing piano music. She is survived by two daughters, including Nancy Elkus '95, 939 Leavenworth St., San Francisco 94109.
James F. Gilbert '50, of Cumberland, R.I., and Palm Beach, Fla.; Aug. 22. He owned Gilbert Pontiac Cadillac and had interests in Providence commercial real estate. He was a member of the Wannamoisett Country Club and founding member of the Dunes Club in Narragansett, R.I. He is survived by his wife, Felicia; two daughters; a son; two stepsons; two granddaughters; and two sisters.
Robert H. Sargent '50, of Dallas, formerly of Connecticut and New Jersey; Dec. 2, 2009, of a heart attack. He retired as production control manager for Dexter Paper in Windsor Locks, Conn., in 1990 to become a bookkeeper for the Assoc. of Baptists for World Evangelism in Cherry Hill, N.J. He also taught bible study classes for 51 years. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and enjoyed traveling. He is survived by his wife, Joyce; a daughter; a son; two granddaughters; and four great-grandchildren.
Eben E. Smith Jr. '50, Charlottesville, Va.; Sept. 27. He worked as a cartographer with the U.S. Army map service from 1953 to 1962, then as an analyst at the U.S. Army Foreign Science and Technology Center from 1962 to 1983. He volunteered with numerous causes, including the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club, the Greenbelt Consumers Cooperative, Northern Virginia Fair Housing, the Temple Beth Israel buildings and grounds committee, and Meals on Wheels. He served on the board of directors for Citizens for Albemarle, was vice president of the National Railway Historical Society, and was a founding member of the Rivanna Trails Foundation board, where he created maps and helped build the loop trail around Charlottesville. He is survived by a daughter, two sons, four grandchildren, and a great-grandson.
Edward J. Spires '50, of Rochester, N.Y.; Aug. 16. He was a retired attorney. He served in the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed playing poker, listening to Irish music, reading, and cheering for Syracuse Orange basketball, the Boston Red Sox, and the Boston Celtics. He is survived by a daughter.
Charles J. Tweedly Jr. '50, of Lincoln, R.I.; Sept. 18. He was a retired employee of Blackstone Supply Co. in Providence. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his wife, Muriel; two sons; and a grandson.
Nancy Poole Armington '51, of East Greenwich, R.I., formerly of Jamestown, R.I.; Oct. 2, from complications of Alzheimer's disease. She worked as a field representative for the Travelers Insurance Co. before marrying and becoming a homemaker, teaching assistant, and special-education aide. She also taught English as a second language. She volunteered at the Central Baptist Church in Jamestown and the Newport Visiting Nurse Service. She enjoyed traveling. She is survived by a daughter, a son, six grandchildren, a sister, and a brother.
William A. Blome '51, of Kirkwood, Mo.; July 14. He had a 34-year career with Monsanto as a mechanical engineer. He volunteered at Missouri Baptist Hospital and enjoyed spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife, Beverly Jean; a daughter; a son; and three grandchildren.
Joseph F. Cotter '51, of South Attleboro, Mass.; Oct. 4. He was a chemist at Instrument Development Lab in Attleboro for many years and was also an inventor at the Sun Chemical Co. (N.Y.), and the Mantrose-Haeuser Co. (Mass.). During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by two daughters, two sons, eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, a sister, and a brother.
Viola Harrington Fitzpatrick '51, of Gaithersburg, Md.; Oct. 12, of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. She was a senior editor for the Library of Congress's National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. She retired in 2002. During the 1970s, she was chairwoman of the Montgomery County public school system's Advisory Committee on Guidance and Counseling. She was a member and past president of the Rockville Chapter of the AAUW. She is survived by her husband, Stuart '52; a daughter; a son; and five grandchildren.
Joel N. Tobey '51, of Barrington, R.I.; Sept. 8. He retired as chief executive officer of Amica Insurance Co. after more than 30 years. He served in the U.S. Army. He was a trustee of the American Institute for Property and Liability Underwriters and the Insurance Institute of America. He was a communicant of St. John's Episcopal Church in Barrington and served on the vestry of the church. He was director of Junior Achievement, director and secretary of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, director of the R.I. Public Expenditure Council, and director of the Insurance Research Bureau. He was past president of the Squantum Assoc. and a member of the Hope Club, Turks Head Club, Model T Ford Club of America, and Barrington Yacht Club. He enjoyed sailing, skiing, traveling, golfing, and restoring antique automobiles. He is survived by his wife, Elaine; a daughter; two sons; eight grandchildren; two brothers, Jonathan '50 and Joshua '50; and a sister-in-law, Doris Saunders Tobey '50.
Stafford I. Burell '52, of Dennis Port, Mass.; Sept. 8. He retired from Bass River Savings Bank (now Citizens Bank) in 1992. He served in the U.S. Army Counterintelligence Corps from 1952 to 1954. He was active with the Southside Civic Assoc., the Cape Cod Art Assoc., the Dennis Chamber of Commerce, and the Harwich-Dennis Rotary Club. He enjoyed gardening, bicycling, painting, working on house projects, and playing board games. He is survived by his wife, Suzanne; five children; eight grandchildren; a sister; a brother; and several nieces and nephews.
Edith Oelbaum Biener '53, of Providence; Oct. 3. She was a retired sales administrator for Hasbro Industries in Providence. She was an active volunteer in many civic organizations and was a member of Mishkon Tfiloh and Temple Torat Yisrael. She is survived by four daughters, including Susan Biener Bergman '78, and eight grandchildren.
John J. Corcoran '53, of Kathmandu, Nepal, and Newport, R.I.; Sept. 26. He was a Maryknoll priest for 47 years. Ordained in 1963, he did pastoral work in Korea from 1963 to 1972. In 1972 he was named Maryknoll Regional Superior in Korea and was re-elected in 1978. He returned to the United States and worked in the society's Formation Education Dept. before becoming rector of the Maryknoll Seminary in Ossining, N.Y. He was elected Vicar General in 1985 and served a six-year term as part of the Maryknoll General Council. During 1991 he was stationed in Nepal, where he was instrumental in establishing a program for mentally handicapped women prisoners and working at Aasha Deep, a halfway house for mentally handicapped women in Kathmandu. In 1996 he returned to the Formation Education Dept., working with Maryknoll seminarians and candidates attending the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. In 1999 he returned to Nepal and at the time of his death was working with the mentally ill and handicapped, as well as with the Aasha Deep program. He served in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by a sister; three brothers, including Edward '50 and William '52; and nieces and nephews, including Edward Corcoran II '79, Jane Corcoran '91, and Margaret Corcoran-Leys '86.
Caroline Everett Cento '54, of East Walpole, Mass.; July 22. She is survived by her husband, Robert; a daughter; four sons; and five grandchildren.
Robert W. Handy '54, of Cary, N.C.; Jan. 15, 2010.
Thomas P. Snow '54, of South Orleans, Mass., formerly of Madison, N.J.; Sept. 29, of pulmonary fibrosis. He worked for several years as a financial analyst on Wall Street specializing in the health care industry. He served in the U.S. Naval Reserve. He is survived by his wife, Peggy; three daughters, including Carol M. Snow '87; a son; a son-in-law, Andrew Todhunter '87; nine grandchildren; and a brother.
Nancy Hogan Boynton '55, of Middlefield, Conn.; Sept. 14, of cancer. She was an assistant advertising manager for Yale Univ. Press before becoming an executive vice president and corporate secretary of Space Electronics, which was founded by her husband. She retired in 2005. She published two books of poetry: Traveling the River and A Web of Longing and Desire. She sang in church choirs for more than 50 years and performed in local choruses. She enjoyed gardening and traveling overseas. She is survived by her husband, Richard; two daughters; two sons; four grandchildren; and a sister.
Louis J. Ferando '55, of Orange, Conn.; Aug. 30. He practiced internal medicine for 44 years in New Haven, Conn. He served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the New Haven County Medical Assoc. and the R.I. Chapter of the Society of Sigma XI. He enjoyed reading and cheering the N.Y. Yankees. He is survived by his wife, Rosanna; two daughters; a sister; a brother; and several nieces and nephews.
Charles L. Kenyon '55, of Wakefield, R.I.; Oct. 7. He was a retired electrical engineer. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps. He is survived by two children, his former wife, and a brother.
Bruce G. Wilson '55, of New Canaan, Conn.; Sept. 19, of cancer. He had a career in the paper industry spanning more than 30 years. He was executive vice president of Coy Hunt in New York City, executive vice president of sales at Fitchburg (Mass.) Paper Co., and owner of Coupon Madness until his retirement in 1995. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Marine Corps. While in the service, he played on the U.S. All-Star Baseball Team. He was a member of the Brown baseball, football, and hockey teams. In 1995 he was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame in Darien, Conn. He was active in youth organizations. He enjoyed coaching, playing golf, and spending time with his grandchildren. He is survived by two daughters, a son, four grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Miriam Maccoby Netter '56, of Delmar, N.Y.; Sept. 9. Before establishing a solo practice in 1992, she was a partner in the Troy, N.Y., law firm of Pattison, Sampson, Ginsberg & Griffin, P.C. and served as general counsel at MapInfo, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Russell Sage College. She was a member of the N.Y. Bar Association's executive committee and its House of Delegates. She was past president of the executive committee of the Rensselaer County Bar Assoc., a charter member of the Capital District Chapter of the Women's Bar Assoc. of the State of New York, and a member of the American Bar Assoc. and the National Assoc. of College and University Attorneys. She was honored with several awards for her philanthropic and professional contributions, including the newly established Miriam Maccoby Netter Fellowship administered by the New York Bar Foundation. She served on numerous boards. She enjoyed yoga, golf, reading, playing bridge, and traveling. She is survived by a daughter; a son, Mark Netter '82; two grandchildren; a brother; and life partner Carl Bloomberg.
Harold F. Brown Jr. '57, of Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Chattanooga, Tenn.; Sept. 5, of cancer. He worked in the insurance business prior to founding Splendid Printing in 1979. He retired in 2003. He enjoyed playing tennis. He was a lifelong angler and a collector of small old boats. He is survived by his wife, Sue; two sons; three stepchildren; seven grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; a brother; and nephew Jeffrey Brown '95, '99 MD, and his wife, Amy Kirkpatrick Brown '95.
Suzanne Roberts Hawes '57, '59 ScM, of New Orleans; July 2. She was a botanist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and an active environmentalist. She was a member of the Audubon Society, the Louisiana Wildlife Federation, the Sierra Club, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She is survived by a daughter, two sons, nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a sister.
Frederick T. Lee '57, of San Mateo, Calif.; Aug. 28. He was a retired dentist. He served in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed cooking, gardening, bicycling, and roller-skating. He is survived by two daughters, two grandchildren, three sisters, and two brothers.
M. Peter Heilbrun '58, of Sausalito, Calif., and Snowbird, Utah; Oct. 1, of cancer. He was a neurosurgeon who helped develop less invasive ways of operating on the brain. In 1971 he joined the faculty of the Univ. of Utah medical school and in 1983 was promoted to head of neurosurgery. He established a brain-tumor research lab and was instrumental in the use of computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging in teaching and to guide surgeons' hands. He was most recently on staff at Stanford. He served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the American Medical Assoc., the American Assoc. of Neurological Surgeons, and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. He enjoyed skiing and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife, Robyn; two daughters; and three grandchildren.
Jack R. Kleiderlein '58, of West Chester, Pa., formerly of Wayne, Pa.; Aug. 20, from complications of t-cell lymphoma. He worked in various marketing and management positions with Esso in Europe and Mobil Chemical Corp. before being named president of ChemLink Corp. in 1983. Most recently he was director of international marketing and sales with Lyondell Petrochemical. He retired in 1997. He served in the U.S. Army Reserve. He was an active member of Wayne Presbyterian Church and a volunteer with the American Red Cross. He enjoyed gardening, skiing, trout fishing, traveling, playing golf, and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife, June; two daughters; a son; five grandchildren; and two brothers.
John E. Bannon '59, of Virginia Beach, Va.; Aug. 29. He worked for the General Electric Co. on the first Polaris missile fire-control system and subsequently served as a field-service engineer and manager in various offices in Connecticut, Washington, D.C., and Virginia. He retired in 1991. He served in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; a daughter; a son; three grandchildren; and two sisters.
Douglas E. Rollings '59, of Jacksonville, Fla.; Sept. 4. He served in the U.S. Navy for 20 years before working as a representative of the National Life Insurance Co. of Vermont, and as a sales engineer for Handling Systems in Jacksonville. He was active in the Pop Warner football league and a member of the Orange Park Athletic Assoc. and Sigma Chi. He enjoyed playing golf and duplicate bridge, achieving the designation of Life Master. He is survived by his wife, Anne; a daughter; two sons; and seven grandchildren.
Chrystal Winters Hegarty '60, of Toledo, Ohio; Sept. 20. She is survived by a brother, a nephew, and four nieces.
John U. Miller Jr. '60, of Albany, N.Y.; Sept. 11, of cancer. He was a teacher for several years, focused on helping troubled teenagers, until he founded the Community Education Center in Franklin, Mass., in 1972. In 1976 he was ordained a minister in the United Church of Christ at the Federated Church in Franklin. As a minister, he served churches in New York and Vermont before becoming pastor of the Evangelical Protestant Church in Albany's South End in 1976. He was chair of the Albany Gun Violence Task Force since 2007. He was executive director of the Capital Area Council of Churches from 2001 to 2010. He was actively involved with the Incarceration Prevention Program, the Community Prosecution Initiative, and the Community Accountability Board. He was an avid Boston Red Sox fan. He is survived by three daughters, including Kaia Miller Goldstein '87; eight granddaughters; and a sister.
John V. Sauter '61, of Ocala, Fla., formerly of New York City; Mar. 15. He was vice president of Bankers Trust Company in New York City before becoming vice president of NCNB National Bank of Florida. He retired in 1994. He is survived by his wife, Linda; a daughter; and a brother, Richard '58.
Flavil Van Dyke Jr. '61, of Gallatin, Tenn.; Sept. 27. He held positions in marketing, marketing management, sales organization, and product management, and was an administrative assistant at IBM for 17 years. In 1982 he became CEO of Genigraphics Corp., until he founded Flavil Q. Van Dyke & Associates, a corporate training and consulting business. At Brown he was captain of the baseball and basketball teams, as well as president of his senior class and Kappa Sigma. He is survived by his wife, Cecelia; a daughter; two sons; and three grandchildren.
M. Mitchell Morse Jr. '64, of Hamden, Conn.; Sept. 22. He was a lawyer. In addition to private practice, he spent eight years on the faculty of the Univ. of Bridgeport law school, now Quinnipiac Law School. He volunteered his legal expertise in civic endeavors. He was a member of the British Law Review and president of the Conn. Trial Lawyers Assoc. He rode horses competitively in the Eastern Circuit. He enjoyed working outdoors, especially clearing brush and pastures. He is survived by his wife, Kay; a daughter; a son; his mother and stepfather; a sister; three brothers; and several nieces and nephews.
Martin A. Broomfield '65, of New York City; June 7. He is survived by a brother, Paul '75, '78 MD; and a sister-in-law, Iris Wolf Broomfield '77.
Nicholas H. Claudy '65, of Washington, D.C.; Sept. 16, of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was a human resources manager at the American Geological Institute in Arlington, Va. He retired in 2004. He was the 1999–00 secretary/treasurer for the American Research Center in Egypt (D.C. Chapter). He enjoyed reading hieroglyphics and playing racquetball, banjo, and guitar. He is survived by his wife, Rosemary Halsey Claudy '65; two stepdaughters; a step-grandson; and two brothers.
Susan Baxter Faust '67, of Port Charlotte, Fla., formerly of Boston; Aug. 2, of cancer. She was employed as a scientific research associate in molecular diagnostics with Idexx Corp. in Massachusetts for 26 years. In Florida she served on several committees for the Homeowner's Assoc. of South Gulf Cove and Charlotte County. She enjoyed the outdoors, hiking, kayaking, and bird watching. She is survived by her husband, David; her mother; a sister; two stepsisters; and several nieces and nephews.
Robert A. Busick III '68, of Madison, N.H.; May 12. He was an assistant manager for AT&T Technologies. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen; and two sons.
Steven C. Fowler '71, of Studio City, Calif.; Aug. 17, from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. He was a jazz flutist and saxophonist. He was the former music director of the Brian Setzer Orchestra and a member of the Fowler Brothers Band. He enjoyed the outdoors. He is survived by his partner, Liz Finch; four children; and three brothers.
Michael Gizzi '75, '78 MFA, of Providence; Sept. 27. He worked as an editor for Hard Press and Qua Books, as an assistant editor for Grosset & Dunlap Publishing Co., and as a freelance editor for Scientific American. He taught at Lenox, Mass., High School and Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I. He was the author of eight collections of poetry. He won the Academy of American Poets Award in 1974 and 1978. He is survived by a daughter, a grandson, and two brothers.
Andy I. Choi '97, of San Francisco; Aug. 15, of cardiac arrest. He was an assistant professor in the division of nephrology at UC San Francisco and the San Francisco VA Medical Center. UCSF has renamed its mentoring program in memory of Andy. At Brown he served as treasurer of the Asian American Students Assoc. He is survived by his wife, Nahyion; two daughters; his parents; a sister; and numerous friends.
Barbara Hughes Hanson '37 AM (see '34).
Wanda Meintzer Mammel '45 ScM, of London, Ky.; June 1. She is survived by a daughter and two sons, including Lewis H. Mammel Jr. '70.
Eli Schwartz '52 PhD, of Allentown, Pa.; Aug. 31. He was a professor of economics and finance at Lehigh Univ. for 38 years and dean of economics for six years. He wrote and edited seven books and published more than 50 articles in academic journals. In 2008 he was honored by the university for his academic achievements. He was a member of Congregation Keneseth Israel. He is survived by his wife, Renee Kartiganer Schwartz '50; a daughter; a son; and four grandchildren.
Joan Norek '58 AM, of Liverpool, N.Y.; July 10.
Suzanne Roberts Hawes '59 ScM (see '57).
Carl D. English '64 AM, of Vancouver, Wash.; Sept. 10, of colon cancer. He taught English at Haile Selassie Univ. in Ethiopia from 1970 to 1972 and directed adult basic education classes for the Vermont Department of Education before settling in Vancouver and founding the Homestead Stove Co. in 1977. In 1994 he opened English Estate Winery. He enjoyed food, wine, and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Gail; a daughter; a son; two grandchildren; four stepchildren; nine step-grandchildren; a sister; and a brother.
James. K. Plourde '64 ScM, '68 PhD, of Allentown, Pa.; Dec. 23, 2009, from progressive supranuclear palsy. He worked at NASA Electronic Research Center in Cambridge, Mass., prior to joining Bell Labs in Allentown, where he worked for 30 years; in 1983 he received the Distinguished Technical Staff Award. He retired in 2001. He held several patents. In retirement he consulted for Circadiant Systems and Optium. He was a volunteer driver for Lehigh Valley Meals on Wheels. He was a member of Sigma Xi and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He enjoyed running, sailing, skiing, and playing tennis. He is survived by his wife, Frances, 114 N. Marshall St., Allentown 18104; two daughters; two granddaughters; two sisters; two brothers; and several nieces and nephews.
Constantine Mylonas, of Athens, Greece. He was an emeritus professor of engineering. During World War II he served in the Greek army until the Nazi occupation of Greece, then escaped to Egypt and served in the Free Greek Navy in Alexandria. He received his PhD from University College, London, and came to Brown in 1953, where he was a professor in the division of engineering until his retirement in 1981. He conducted research into the strengths of materials and was very involved in developing and teaching the foundation course for engineering students. He was a champion marksman with pistols and represented Greece in the 1947 World Shooting Championship in Stockholm. He was also a member of the 1948 Greek Olympic team. In the United States, he took up skeet and trap shooting. He invented and patented a shell catcher for use with shotguns. He wrote an engineering textbook for the National Polytechnic Univ. of Athens. He was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Society for Experimental Stress Analysis, the American Society for Testing Materials, the Greek Society of Civil Engineers, Sigma Xi, and Tau Beta Pi. He enjoyed photography and writing computer programs. He is survived by his wife, Despina Tsatsos Mylonas '68; a daughter; a son, Paul Mylonas '80; and three grandchildren.