July 15th, 2011


Iola Morse Pfautz '34, of Newport, R.I.; Mar. 27. She was a part-time cataloger at the John Hay Library from 1935 to 1943. She was a member of the Edgewood (R.I.) Yacht Club. She enjoyed gardening and collecting antiques. She is survived by two sons and two grandchildren.


Walter L.S. Bopp '35, of Larchmont, N.Y.; Dec. 20. He was manager of the radio, television, and appliance department of RCA International before becoming a general sales manager of Avco International in 1954. In 1957, after Philco's purchase of Avco's appliance business, he became director of marketing for Philco-Ford's International Division and retired as vice president and general manager. He then ran Steneck Travel Bureau in Hoboken, N.J., founded by his grandfather. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was active in several community organizations, was president of the Rotary Club of Hoboken, and served on the boards of the Visiting Nurses of Westchester and the University Club of Westchester. He was a member of the Larchmont Yacht Club and the Larchmont Avenue Church, where he served as a trustee, elder, and treasurer. Delta Upsilon. He had a lifelong affiliation with Brown. The Walter L.S. Bopp '35 Seminar Room at the John Hay Library was established in his honor in 2006. He is survived by two daughters, sons Walter Jr.'73 and Peter '78, and seven grandchildren.

Gordon E. Cadwgan '36, of West Palm Beach, Fla., formerly of Boston; Apr. 22. He was a retired investment banker. He worked for the Providence investment firm of Bodell & Co. before establishing a Boston office for G.H. Walker in 1964. He continued to work for several other investment firms in Boston for more than 31 years. He retired from UBS Financial in 2006. He served in the U.S. Navy. In 1992, after the death of his wife, he created the Gordon E. Cadwgan and May R. Cadwgan National Scholarship Fund at Brown. In 1998 he established the Gordon E. and May R. Cadwgan Brown Medical School Scholarship. He became a trustee in 1959, a fellow in 1966, and worked to ensure the financial well-being of the University through his involvement with investors of the Third Century Fund. He served as national chairman of the Brown Annual Fund and director of the Brown Alumni Assoc. Phi Beta Kappa. Brown honored him with a Bicentennial Medallion in 1963 and an honorary doctorate of laws in 1965. He served as chief marshal in the Commencement procession for his 50th reunion in 1986. He also supported many local philanthropies in his communities. He is survived by a daughter; two sons, including Richard '64; a daughter-in-law; and four grandchildren.

Helen Foster Thalheimer '37, of Charleston, W.V.; Mar 29. She acted for many years after college with companies such as the Berkshire (Mass.) Playhouse, the Barter (Va.) Theatre, and the Houston (Tex.) Community Theater. She was a realtor with Erwin Realty Co. in Charleston and a museum docent. She was involved in numerous charities and organizations, including the Sunrise Museum, the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences of West Virginia's Avampato Discovery Museum, the West Virginia Symphony, the Charleston Chamber Music Society, the United Way, Covenant House, and the Women's Health Center of West Virginia. She was also a board member and Sisterhood president ofTemple Israel. She enjoyed gardening, reading, bird-watching, photography, and traveling. She is survived by five sons, nine grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Mary Toner Couzens '38, of Brewster, Mass.; Mar. 16, from complications of Alzheimer's. A clothing and jewelry designer, she was an instructor at RISD before serving for more than 25 years as a faculty member and trustee at the Fashion School of Design in Boston. She owned and operated M Couzens Frocks and Frills. She was a supporter of the Dennis Playhouse and the Cape Museum of Fine Arts. She enjoyed traveling and playing golf. She is survived by her husband, James '38; two daughters; two sons, including Christopher '68; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Frederick A. Ekeblad '38, '41 AM, of Fort Myers, Fla.; Mar. 3. He was the retired dean of the College of Business Administration at the Univ. of Bridgeport. After retiring as dean, he was a private consultant and expert witness in tax cases involving public utilities. He was a member of the American Economic Assoc., the American Finance Assoc., the Econometric Society, Phi Beta Kappa, and Beta Gamma Sigma. He is survived by his wife, Doris; a daughter; son Russell '68; four grandchildren, including Elizabeth Ekeblad '97; and four great-grandchildren.

Margaret Bishop Story '38, of Essex, Mass.; Feb. 24. She was a retired teacher. She taught at the Rufus Choate School in Essex, the New Essex Elementary School, and Beverly High School, where she taught French. She was a trustee of the Burnham Library in Essex for many years, and a member of the Historical Society of Essex. Phi Beta Kappa. She was an avid reader and enjoyed solving crossword puzzles, making quilts, sewing, gardening, cooking, and traveling to France. She is survived by a daughter, a son, four grandchildren, a great-granddaughter, and three nephews.

Robert M. Thomas '38, of Riverside, R.I.; Mar. 1. He was a retired underwriter at Amica Insurance Co. He served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Appalachian Mountain Club, the Yankee Trailers Hiking Club, the Newman YMCA, the First Baptist Church in America, and Delta Tau Delta. He enjoyed swimming, baseball, traveling, hiking, and mountain climbing. In retirement he climbed the high peaks of the New England mountains and traveled to all 50 states. He is survived by a daughter, Patience Thomas '71; two sons, including Gordon '65, of 107 Randall Rd., Princeton, N.J., 08540; daughter-in-law Deborah Allen Thomas '65; six grandchildren, including Allen M. Thomas '97; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Sylvia Thomas Keown '55.

David E. Evans '39, of Vernon, Vt.; Mar. 2. He was a fellow of the College of Preachers in Washington, D.C., and rector emeritus at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Holyoke, Mass. As rector of St. Paul's for 24 years, he established the St. Paul's Nursery School, the Hamilton Learning Center, and a boys' choir. After retiring from St. Paul's, he was minister for seven years at St. John's Church in Walpole, N.H., and later served as interim minister at churches in Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. He had a special interest in church architecture and church music. He was a gifted artist and enjoyed ice-skating, fishing, playing tennis, and writing poetry and hymns. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; four daughters; a son; three grandchildren; two sisters; a brother, John H. Evans '40; three nieces; and a nephew.

Mary Beckwith Flanagan '39, of Valhalla, N.Y.; Jan. 23, from Parkinson's disease. She was a social worker at Blythedale Children's Hospital in Valhalla until her retirement in 1992. She was a classical guitarist and for more than 30 years an active member of the Westchester Classical Guitar Society. Phi Beta Kappa. She participated in dolphin research expeditions in the Caribbean and explorations of the Silver Shoals north of Hispaniola. She enjoyed swimming, sailing, traveling, and bicycling. She is survived by a daughter; a son, Frederic F. Flanagan Jr. '67; and three granddaughters.



Althea Hall McAleer '40, of Wickford, R.I., formerly of Alexandria, Va.; Feb. 8. She worked as a draftsman for the U.S. Army Corps in Alexandria before earning her master's degree in library science. She retired as the head of the Central Library in Fairfax County, Va., and moved back to Rhode Island, where she volunteered at the North Kingstown Free Library. She was active in community, environmental, historic, and peace-action organizations. She coauthored The Graveyards of North Kingstown. She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. She is survived by two daughters; two sons, including John McAleer '70; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Ida Zimmer Sprague '40, of Claremore, Okla.; Jan. 3. She is survived by a son.

Anita Pariseault Ball '41, of Cranston, R.I.; Apr. 4. She was a homemaker and volunteer. She was a member of the Edgewood Garden Club. She was involved with several charitable organizations, including the R.I. Hospital Guild. She enjoyed gardening and traveling. She is survived by her husband, Edward '40; three daughters, including Nancy Ratner '70; and six grandchildren, including Daniel Ratner '97.

Elizabeth Brayton Miller '41, of Cranston, R.I.; Mar. 5. She was active in the Cranston community, especially the Sprague Mansion and the Cranston Historical Society. She is survived by her husband, Paul '39, '41 AM; two daughters; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Harriet Ward '41, of North Kingstown, R.I.; May 8, 2010.

Norbert Aubuchon '42, of Kennett Square, Pa.; Mar. 14. He worked in the sales and marketing departments of DuPont Co. for 34 years. In retirement, he founded Aubuchon Associates, a consulting firm dedicated to teaching persuasion skills. He wrote The Anatomy of Persuasion, published in 1997. He served in the U.S. Navy as a naval aviator. As a civilian aviator, he wrote for Popular Science magazine and later became a contributing editor of Flying Magazine. He was a member of the Wings Club in New York City, the Cuvier Press Club in Cincinnati, the Rotary Club of Longwood, and the Kennett Square Golf and Country Club. He was founding president of the Catholic Information Center in Wilmington, Del. He asked that his epitaph read: "I hope this is my last typographical ERRORR." He is survived by his wife, Patricia; two daughters; two sons-in-law; and three grandchildren.

Isabel Tuell Coburn '42, of Damariscotta, Me.; Feb. 15. She worked briefly as an accountant for United Rubber Co. in Naugatuck, Conn., then studied aeronautical engineering as a Chance Vought Scholar at NYU. She worked as a test designer at Chance Vought Aircraft Corp. in Stratford, Conn., during World War II and later as an engineering assistant at General Electric Co. in Lynn, Mass., and Cincinnati. She was a member of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom and the Rochester Artists' Group, which she served as president for three years. She was active in community organizations and enjoyed family genealogy, word puzzles, and her cats. She is survived by her husband, C. Richard; a daughter; a son; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Thomas Van Raalte '42, of Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.; Apr. 16, from kidney failure. He was a retired vice president of West Chemical Products Inc. in Long Island City, N.Y. He served in the U.S. Army. He is survived by three children, seven grandchildren, one step-grandchild, and his companion, Betty Benjamin.

Dorothy Hopkirk Ackerman '43, '44 AM, of Minneapolis; Mar. 10. She taught art and ceramics at Penn State, the College of St. Theresa in Winona, and local community schools. In addition, she taught yoga and transactional analysis. She was the field secretary for the Friends General Conference for the Upper Midwest and attended international Quaker conferences in Kenya and Japan. She was a member of the Religious Society of Friends in Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, and Minnesota. She is survived by her husband, Eugene '43 ScM; a daughter; two sons; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister.

Henry J. Ellis '43, of Honolulu, formerly of Dover, N.H.; Feb. 26. After 39 years, he retired as a senior vice president at Public Service Co. of N.H., where he managed the design and construction of the Seabrook nuclear power plant. During World War II he served as a radar and CIC officer in the U.S. Naval Reserves. He was actively involved in the Dover city council. He enjoyed sailing and traveling the states in his motor home. He is survived by his wife, Binnie; a daughter; a son; and five grandchildren.

Irving C. Rubin '43, of Shawnee Mission, Kans.; Apr. 13. He was a salesman, vice president, and president of Assured Realty Corp. from 1946 to 1963 before he became president of its successor, Irving C. Rubin & Associates Inc. He later became managing partner of Irving C. Rubin Associates, affiliated with Yarco Companies. He was a management consultant for Yarco from 1987 to 1990. He was a licensed real estate broker in Missouri and Kansas. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a trainer during World War II. He was a member of the City Planning Commission of Kansas City, Mo.; a member and former director of the Metropolitan Kansas City Board of Realtors; and a member of the Johnson County Board of Realtors, the American Society of Appraisers, the American Legion Trust Assoc., and Phi Beta Kappa. He was past president of the Kansas City Chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management, a member of the board of directors of the American Bank, the Oakwood Country Club and the Shalom Geriatric Center. He was a trustee of Menorah Medical Center. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and playing golf. He is survived by his wife, Anna; a daughter; a son; four grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

A. Munro Campbell '44, of North Scituate, R.I.; Apr. 15. He taught at Foxcroft Academy in Dover-Foxcroft, Me. He was an administrator in the Scituate school department and principal of John F. Horgan School in West Warwick, R.I., from which he retired in 1983. He was instrumental in establishing the Faith Nursery School in Cranston, R.I. He was an ordained deacon and an elder of the Presbyterian Church, where he served as Sunday school superintendent for several years. He taught Sunday school classes, served on the Christian education and personnel committees, and chaired the pastoral nominating committee. He is survived by a daughter, a son, two granddaughters, and a great-granddaughter.

Davis C. Howes '44, of South Dartmouth, Mass.; Apr. 5. He was a senior partner at Prescott, Bullard & McLeod in New Bedford, Mass., specializing in real estate law. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He served in naval intelligence in Washington, D.C., during the Korean War. He retired from the U.S. Naval Reserve in 1964 as a lieutenant. He was past president of the Old Dartmouth Historical Society, a director of St. Luke's Hospital, a Golden Life member of the U.S. Naval Institute, and a member of the New Bedford Yacht Club, the Wamsutta Club, and the New Bedford Port Society. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; daughter Betts Howes Murray '77; two sons; and four grandchildren.

Howard G. Krafsur '44, of Northbrook, Ill.; Mar. 5. He was a retired senior partner of Bennett & Kahnweiler, an industrial real estate firm. He was instrumental in the development of Centex Industrial Park and Colliers International. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was past president of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors and served on several trade association boards in Chicago and throughout the country. He is survived by his wife, Jean; a daughter; a son; three grandchildren; and a sister.

William C. Pendleton '44, of Chapel Hill, N.C.; Feb. 25. He had a lengthy career in philanthropy as a program officer at the Ford Foundation in New York City. He taught at the Univ. of Florida and the Univ. of Pittsburgh. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed sailing, reading, and rooting for the Boston Red Sox. He is survived by his wife, Joyce; daughters Barbara Jean Pendleton '81 and Janet Kahn '76; son-in-law, Steve Kahn '76; and two grandsons, including Matthew Kahn '10.

Elihu S. Wing Jr. '44, of Providence; Apr. 10, from leukemia. He was a retired physician. For more than 60 years he practiced medicine at Rhode Island Hospital. For 16 years he led R.I. doctors, teachers, nurses, and other volunteers to the Dominican Republic to help impoverished patients from Haiti in need of medical and other care. He served in the U.S. Navy medical corps. He was a member of the American Medical Society, the American College of Physicians, and the Community Church of Providence. He is survived by his wife, Emma Sue; two daughters; a son; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Howard W. Young '44, of Annapolis, Md., formerly of New Bedford, Mass.; Apr. 15. He was a self-employed attorney and real estate developer and a former Massachusetts state court judge. During World War II and the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a member of Smith Mills Christian Congregational Church, where he sang in the choir, took part in Bible study, and served as a church moderator and finance committee member. He was actively involved in civic organizations, including the New Bedford Industrial Development Board, the New Bedford Industrial Park Planning Committee, and the Boy Scouts of America. He is survived by a daughter, a son, four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and two sisters.

Henry A. Johnsen Jr. '45, of Edina, Minn.; Apr. 3. He was a physician at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Minneapolis and an instructor at the Univ. of Minnesota Medical School. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He was active in community affairs and in 1966 ran as a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate. He was past president of the Brown Club of Minnesota, a member of the Disabled American Veterans, the American College of Physicians, the Minnesota State Medical Assoc., and the American Medical Assoc. He was an avid gardener and ornithologist. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann; two daughters, including Amy Johnsen-Harris '70; son Daniel '72; two stepsons; three grandchildren, including Bart Johnsen-Harris '12; five step-grandchildren; a niece; and a nephew.

Stella Hughes Julian '46, of Bronx, N.Y., formerly of Providence; Mar. 12. She was a retired teacher in the Pawtucket, R.I., school system. She was a member of the Pembroke Alumni Assoc. She is survived by her son, Michael '86.


Hugh A. MacNair '46, of Port Townsend, Wash.; Feb. 22, from prostate cancer. He was the owner of Northwest Stone & Brick Co. in Seattle and formerly held executive positions with Honeywell. He served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Brown track and swimming teams; the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers; Sigma Xi; and Alpha Delta Phi. He was active in the Boy Scouts of America. He is survived by his wife, Winifred; a daughter; two sons; and five grandchildren, including Rudy Anthony '01.

Richard Saeli '46, of Garden City, N.Y.; Dec. 22.

Nancy Turrisi Emilio '47, of Pawcatuck, Conn.; Mar. 2. She was a case supervisor for the State of Connecticut Department of Children and Youth Services for 27 years. She retired in 1975. She was a communicant of St. Michael the Archangel church and a member of the Lindbrook Women's Golf League and the Seaside Beach Club. She enjoyed bowling and cheering for the New York Yankees. She is survived by her husband, Albert; and several nieces and nephews.

Edward L. Moore '47, of Crozet, Va.; Mar. 11. He was employed with the American Can Co. for 33 years, working in sales and marketing in New York, Florida, Georgia, and Connecticut. He retired in 1984 as vice president of national sales. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed gardening and playing golf. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; three daughters; two sons; 15 grandchildren; and two sisters.

Douglas Warner Jr. '47, of Cockeysville, Md.; Mar. 2, from progressive aphasia. He taught physics at Essex Community College until his retirement in 1993. He served in the U.S. Navy. He was a preservationist and one of the founders of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. He enjoyed the outdoors, particularly fly-fishing. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; two daughters; a son; and four grandchildren.

George S. Lima '48, of East Providence; Mar. 15. He was a civil rights activist affiliated with several organizations, including the R.I. Chapter of the NAACP, where he served as president; the Cape Verdean Progressive Center; the Cape Verdean Subcommittee of R.I.; the Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission; the American Cape Verdean Cultural Exchange Commission of the State of R.I.; and the Boa Vista Seven. He was the union representative for the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees. He worked for many years in the federal Office of Economic Opportunity and became director of the OEO in Rhode Island. After retiring, he served for two terms as the state representative for District 83 in East Providence. He also founded the Black Air Foundation to create programs empowering minority youth through education and training. He was a military photographic officer during World War II. He helped establish the local chapter of Omega Psi Phi fraternity and in 1987 was presented with the Omega Man of the Year Award. He is survived by a daughter, two sons, and a grandson, George S. Lima III '92.

George D. Tracy '48, of Roswell, Ga.; Mar. 16, after a long illness. He served in the U.S. Navy for 22 years and was stationed with the supply corps in a variety of locations in the Pacific. He retired as a commander and then worked in banking. He is survived by his wife, Jessie; three sons, including Robert '84; and five grandchildren.

Norma Rustigian Shooshan '49, of Arlington, Mass.; Aug. 30, 2010, from pneumonia. She was a senior customer service representative for BayBanks Inc. from 1974 to 1989 and a homemaker. She volunteered as a Cub Scout leader and library assistant. She was active in her church community, teaching Sunday school and serving on several committees. She enjoyed reading, knitting, and watching sports. She is survived by a daughter, a son, and a brother.

John T. Stark '49, of Plano, Tex.; Mar. 5. He worked for Mobil Oil Corp. for 35 years, traveling throughout the country. He retired in 1984 as the mid-Atlantic commercial-division manager. He served in the U.S. Naval Air Corps. He was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Community. He is survived by his wife, NaDeane; eight children; 22 grandchildren; a brother; and several nieces and nephews.



Lucien Carmel '50, of Johnston, R.I.; Apr. 9. He was a retired pharmacist. He worked at the former Pratt Drugstore in Woonsocket and then for the Ciba-Geigy Corp. of Summit, N.J. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed playing golf. He is survived by a sister and several nieces and nephews.


Lowell S. Hunter '50, of Clinton, Conn.; Apr. 9. He practiced internal medicine for 33 years in Madison, Conn., and was among the last of his era to make house calls. He retired in 1991. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Madison Rotary Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, hiking, photography, and playing golf. He is survived by his wife, Lois; daughter Victoria Hunter McKenzie '81; two stepchildren; four grandchildren; a brother; and several nieces and nephews.


John D. McGrath '50, of Providence; Feb. 26. He was a retired employee of the Pawtucket branch of the U.S. Postal Service. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps, where he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and an Air Medal. He was an avid bowler, Boston Red Sox fan, and computer enthusiast. He is survived by his wife, Mary; two daughters; three sons; and seven grandchildren.


William H. Jack '51, of Calais, Me.; Dec. 7.

Mary Black Jazynka '51, of Wellington, Fla.; Oct. 14, from a heart attack. She worked in the Foreign Service beginning in 1954, doing secretarial work in Liberia, South Africa, and Haiti before retiring in 2001 as the executive secretary to the U.S. ambassador to the Congo. She received the state department's Distinguished Honor Award and the Superior Honor Award. She is survived by three children, seven grandchildren, and a sister.

John J. Little '51, of Rutland, Vt.; Apr. 14. He worked on Wall Street as a security analyst for Fiduciary Trust Co. Later he became a vice president in research, then a financial analyst at Schroder, Naess & Thomas in New Jersey. He also worked in quality control for H&R Block, helping to develop electronic tax preparation for Block with Beneficial Finance in New Jersey. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Air Force in the photo intelligence division. He supported efforts to save the Great Swamp of Morris County and helped establish the Somerset County Environmental Center in Basking Ridge. He sang for more than 30 years in various choirs, including the Loomis Preparatory School, Brown, Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church, and Grace Congregational Church in Rutland. He was a pilot, an avid skier, and enjoyed hiking. He was a member of the Green Mountain Club, the Schussbaumer (Colo.) Ski Club, and the New York Society of Security Analysts. He is survived by his wife, Betty; a daughter; a son; two granddaughters; a sister; and five nieces and nephews.

Allan M. Russell '51, '53 ScM, of Romulus, N.Y.; Feb. 26. He taught physics at Syracuse, Wesleyan, and UC Riverside, and was an associate provost and science professor at Hobart and William Smith Colleges from 1967 to 2000. He was a visiting professor at the Univ. of Würzburg in Germany and at SUNY Stonybrook. He helped establish the Univ. of Northern California's graduate research institute in biomedical engineering. During the 1970s he also worked on the NASA space colonization project. He coauthored Metaphoric Process: The Creation of Scientific and Religious Understanding and was coeditor of Space Colonization: Technology and the Liberal Arts. He wrote numerous papers on statistical measurement and on the philosophical concept of human origin and destiny. He was a member of the American Institute of Physics, the American Physical Society, and the American Assoc. of Physics Teachers. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie Servis Russell '51; three daughters; two sons; 12 grandchildren; a great-grandson; and two sisters.

William H. Weicker '51, of Monroe, Conn.; Apr. 9. He began working for General Electric in Lynn, Mass., but spent most of his career as a labor-relations manager for GE headquarters in New York City and Fairfield, Conn. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He was a collector of early jazz and swing music. His collection consisted of more than five thousand 78s from the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s. He donated some of his collection to Yale. He volunteered at WPKN radio in Bridgeport. He enjoyed reading and playing tennis. He is survived by his wife, Jean; two daughters; two sons; and four grandchildren.

David G. Lubrano '52, of Hingham, Mass.; Feb. 23. He was a certified public accountant for Arthur Anderson's Boston office before leaving in 1968 to cofound National Medical Care. Over 12 years at National Medical Care he was senior vice president, treasurer, and director. In 1980 he joined Apollo Computer Inc., where he was chief financial officer. He resigned from Apollo in 1986 to found 21st Century Ventures Inc. He was also co-owner of Pleasant Mountain Ski Resort in Bridgton, Me., for a short time during the 1980s. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Army with the military police and received a combat infantry badge. He served on the board of directors of numerous corporations, including Staples Inc. and Bitstream Inc. He also served on the board of trustees of Moses Brown School in Providence, the Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth, the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and Brown. His lifetime devotion and service to Brown, including his support of the founding of the medical school and the BOLT program, were recognized with a 2004 Brown Bear Award. He was a longtime supporter of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. An avid skier, he also enjoyed hiking, camping, canoeing, and playing tennis and golf. He is survived by his wife, Jean Harris Keyo; four daughters, including Kathryn Lubrano Robinson '91; a son; son-in-law Kenneth Robinson '91; 11 grandchildren; a niece, Judith Radice '76 and her husband, Richard Radice '76; sister-in-law, Alice Hambleton Cummings '50; and a brother-in-law, Roswell E. Cummings '48. He was predeceased by his wife, Jean Hambleton Lubrano '55 and his parents Jack Lubrano '24 '25 AM and Ruth Bugbee Lubrano '23, who at the time of her passing was the oldest Brown alumna and oldest resident of Rhode Island.

Robert F. Ryan '52, of East Haven, formerly of Belfast, Me., and Norwalk, Conn.; Mar. 31. He was the owner of Robert F. Ryan Ltd., a men's clothing store in Rochester, N.Y., before moving to Norwalk to work as a copywriter for Hockaday Advertising in New York City. His diversified career included writing music and lyrics for television (Madhouse Brigade) and off-Broadway shows (Romance Is). After moving to Belfast in 1991, he began English, math, and SAT tutoring of Camden High School students. He was also poet laureate of Belfast from 2005 to 2006, submitting poems regularly to the local newspaper. He served in the U.S. Army as a writer during the Korean War. He is survived by two daughters, a son, four grandchildren, and two sisters.

Thomas K. Spruth '52, of Mendham, N.J.; Apr. 5, from prostate cancer. He worked 23 years as an operations manager with Bell Telephone Co. of Pennsylvania before moving to AT&T headquarters. He retired after 15 years as a vice president in the financial department. He served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of several civic boards, the Texas Blockhouse Fish and Game Club, and Hilltop Church. He enjoyed sailing, skiing, hiking, hunting, fishing, and traveling. He is survived by a daughter; two sons, including Steve '79; and four grandsons.

Dorothy Williams Wells '52, of Narragansett, R.I., formerly of Wayland, Mass.; Mar. 11. She was a former accountant for Coles & Bodoin in Needham, Mass. She was active in Brown alumni affairs, where she twice served as class president and was national cochair of the Brown Annual Fund. She received the 1982 Brown Bear Award and the 1998 Nan Tracy Class Officer Award for distinguished service. She served for several years on the board of directors of the St. Elizabeth (R.I.) Community. In 2002 she was awarded the Outstanding Partner in Philanthropy from the Assoc. of Fundraising Professionals. She was a member of Christ Church in Westerly and served on the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island Commission on Ministry. She is survived by her husband, Eugene; daughter Judith Wells Vigar '83; son Robert '81; and three grandchildren.

Virginia Russo Cosgrove '53, of Wakefield, R.I., formerly of Manhasset, N.Y.; Feb. 13, from ovarian cancer. She was a homemaker and member of the Dunes Club in Narragansett, R.I. She enjoyed playing bridge, tennis, and golf. She is survived by a daughter, a son, three grandsons, a brother, and several nieces and nephews.

Joan Fletcher Lange '53, of Malvern, Pa.; Mar. 18. She worked in the family business of breeding and showing American Saddlebred horses, and won numerous championships. She later developed a business breeding and racing Standardbred horses. She was involved with the restoration of Fairmount Park's Lemon Hill Mansion with the Colonial Dames of America. She was an avid gardener. She is survived by two daughters, a son, and two grandchildren.

Paul A. Dalton '55, of Fort Myers, Fla.; Apr. 4, from complications of lung cancer. He was a special merchandising representative for John H. Breck Inc. and a sales market researcher for Peerless Co. of Providence before working at Hammond Organ Co. in Westport, Conn., selling and demonstrating pianos and organs around the world. He played piano at several prestigious hotels in the New York City and Boston areas, as well as at private country clubs in southwest Florida. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps Band stationed in Hawaii. He was an avid Boston Red Sox fan and enjoyed cooking and playing golf. He is survived by his wife, Eileen; and two brothers, including John '48.

Steven A. Landau '55, of Shelburne, Vt.; Feb. 22, after a short illness. He had a career in the insurance and information technology industries, retiring from Electronic Data Systems in 1994. He served in the U.S. Navy and continued in the U.S. Naval Reserve, from which he retired with the rank of commander in 1975. He was a member of the Lake Champlain Yacht Club, where he served as harbormaster and vice commodore. In 2003 he earned a U.S. Coast Guard Captain 50-ton Masters license. He was also a mountain ambassador at Sugarbush Ski Resort in Warren, Vt., for 15 years. He enjoyed reading, sailing, and skiing. He is survived by his wife, Lauri; a daughter; a son; four grandchildren; two sisters; and his former wife, Patricia Goodwin '57.

Beth Finkelstein Fisch '56, of Devon, Pa.; Mar. 10. She worked at Surrey Services for Seniors, where she was the transportation coordinator for many years and a member of their board of directors. She was passionate about music and played the piano and harp. She was a subscriber to the Philadelphia Orchestra for more than 40 years. She was also a member of a local book group and bowling league. She enjoyed solving crossword puzzles and cryptograms, playing Scrabble, doing needlepoint, and traveling. She is survived by her husband, Jack; three daughters; 11 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; sister Ruth Ignatoff '54; nieces Esther Drill '90 and Rebecca Drill '82; and nephew Jonathan Drill '80.

Dorothy Young Peirce '57, of Peru, Vt.; Feb. 28. She began teaching in Williamsburg, Va., before moving to Geneva, Switzerland, in 1961 to teach at L'éâcole Internationale for eight years. In 1969 she moved to Palos Verdes, Calif., to teach at Chadwick School, before moving to Simsbury, Conn., to preside over the academic office of Ethel Walker School for seven years. She then served as academic dean at the Forman School in Litchfield, Conn. In 1987 she worked at Thayer Academy in Braintree, Mass. Her final years were spent in Dorset, Vt., at the Long Trail School. She was a trustee of Peru Congregational Church and Flood Brook School, the local elementary school. She is survived by two brothers and several nieces and nephews.

Bernard A. DuPont '58, of Holliston, Mass.; Feb. 19. He was a retired Worcester Telegram & Gazette bureau chief. During his 32 years at the newspaper, he wrote a weekly column called "Along the Border" and photographed and wrote cover stories for Parade magazine. In 1981 he was nominated for the New England Master Reporter award. In retirement he continued his "Along the Border" column in the Webster (Mass.) Times and wrote and published The Wilderness of Stars and Hiccups. In addition, he wrote articles and provided photographs for many publications in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Ohio; served on several town boards and committees; and did public relations work for Quinebaug Valley Community College. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Helen; three stepdaughters; four step-grandchildren; a step-great-granddaughter; a sister; three brothers; and several nieces and nephews.

Charles J. Lynch '58, of Berkeley, Calif.; Mar. 11, after a brief illness. He taught English at Clayton Valley High School in Concord, Calif., for 35 years and retired as chairman of the English department in 1995. He enjoyed hiking, reading, watching movies, attending theater, and travelling the world. He is survived by his partner, Diane Cookston; three children, including Kevin, of 95 Arlington Ave., Kensington, Calif. 94707; and seven grandchildren.


David R. Wierdsma '59, of Greenwich, Conn.; Feb. 22. He was an art and artifact collector, as well as a horticulturalist. He turned his four-acre property in Greenwich into a unique garden known as French Farm.



Stuart A. Osborn '60, of Brattleboro, Vt.; Feb. 25. He worked as a horse trainer in harness racing and obtained his racing license before working with the U.S. Postal Service as a mail carrier in Vernon, Vt. He retired in 2000. He served in the National Guard. He was an accomplished bridge player who achieved the title of Life Master. He also enjoyed playing poker, listening to and attending festivals of bluegrass music, and exploring astrology. He is survived by his partner, Susan Shepherd; a son; a grandson; two sisters; a brother; his former wife, Annette Roydon; and four nephews.

Adrian N. Baker II '61, of St. Louis; Mar. 10, in an automobile accident. He took over his father's insurance brokerage business, Adrian N. Baker & Co., in Clayton, Mo., where he worked for 40 years before selling the agency to First Bank in 2006. In addition, he formed Adrian Baker Reinsurance Intermediaries in 1975 and sold that company to Reinsurance Group of America in 1992. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, earned a pilot's license, and became an accomplished squash player and photographer. He was a member of the Marais Temps Clair Duck Club and served on the board of Commerce Bank of St. Louis. He was involved with several conservation organizations, cultural institutions, schools, and churches. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, collecting antique cameras, and going on photographic expeditions. He is survived by his wife, Pamela; three daughters; son Adrian '04; five grandchildren; a sister; a brother; and several nieces and nephews.

John V. Griesmer '61, of Fairfield, Ohio; Apr. 5. He was president of Hamilton Lumber Co., his family's business, for nearly 30 years. He was also president of Griesmer Inc., which was involved in commercial development and residential subdivisions in Fairfield, and he was a commercial realtor associated with Henkle-Schueler from 1993 to 1996 and with RE/MAX from 1997 to the time of his death. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was involved in community service and was a member of several boards, including Hamilton Chamber Economic Development Committee, Fairfield Chamber Economic Development Committee, Ohio Valley Development Council, Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors, and Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce Transportation Study Committee. He was an avid Cincinnati Reds fan and enjoyed cooking. He is survived by his wife, Diane; a daughter; a son; a sister; and several nieces and nephews.

Melvin D. Levine '61, of Rougemont, N.C.; Feb. 17. He was a retired pediatrician well known for his groundbreaking work in the field of learning disabilities. For 14 years he served as chief of the division of ambulatory pediatrics at Children's Hospital in Boston, at which time he was also associate professor of pediatrics at the Harvard medical school. While at Children's Hospital, he developed a general and developmental pediatrics fellowship. In 1985 he joined the faculty of the Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he became the Thomas E. Castelloe MD Distinguished Professor in Developmental Behavior Pediatrics. He was a Rhodes Scholar. He founded the Center for Development and Learning and served as its director until his retirement in 2007. While in North Carolina, he founded All Kinds of Minds, a nonprofit institute, along with Charles Schwab. He was the author of the New York Times number-one best-seller, A Mind at a Time: America's Top Learning Expert Shows How Every Child Can Succeed. In addition, he lectured and wrote more than 200 scientific papers. He rescued and raised several animals. He served in the U.S. Air Force and received the Meritorious Service Award. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; a brother; and several extended family members and friends.

Margaret Greer Nosenzo '61, of Ridgefield, Conn., previously of New Canaan, Conn.; Mar. 31, from cancer. She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Stamford for 40 years. She served on various committees within the church and was a member of the choir. She is survived by her husband, Michael; a daughter; a son; a granddaughter; two sisters; and two brothers.

Eugene Straus '62, of West Shokan, N.Y.; Apr. 2, after a long illness. He was a retired gastroenterologist. He was chief of digestive diseases at SUNY Health Science Center in Brooklyn, cochair of its department of medicine, and director of its digestive-disease training program. He performed biomedical research, which led to the development of a unique test for tuberculosis. His clinical research working alongside Rosalyn Yalow led to new techniques in radioimmunoassay. He taught for several years at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, as well as numerous other medical centers in New York City. He was an honorary member of the Endocrine Society and was honored by Downstate Medical School for his long career in medical research and teaching. He published numerous research papers and two books: Nobel Laureate, Rosalyn Yalow: Her Life and Work in Medicine and Medical Marvels: the 100 Greatest Advances in Medicine, which he cowrote with his son. He is survived by his wife, Bette; two daughters; a son; grandchildren; and a sister.

Andrew Boehm '64, of Santa Barbara, Calif.; Aug. 13, 2010.

Alan I. Brenner '64, of Westborough, Mass.; Mar. 31, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Lynn.

Lois Nyberg Hinds '64, of Oak Park, Ill.; Mar. 8, from pancreatic cancer. She worked for 30 years at Mayer Brown LLP in Chicago as a director and manager for multiple departments, regionally and nationally. She retired in 2007. Phi Beta Kappa. She was active in Lutheran student groups. She enjoyed attending Chicago theaters, reading modern literature, and gardening. She is survived by her husband, Alan '64; a daughter; two sons; a granddaughter; and sister June Nyberg Diller '59.

James F. Belluche '65, of Kure Beach, N.C.; Apr. 17, after a long illness. He was an executive in the trucking and warehousing industry. He retired in 1999 and became an active member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. He is survived by his wife, Jane; two daughters; five grandchildren; four sisters; and three brothers.

James M. Kaul '65, of Tampa, Fla.; Apr. 6. He was a retired international banker. He served in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his wife, Marguerite; a daughter; two sons; a granddaughter; and a sister.

Peter F. Kearns '65, of Greenland, N.H.; Mar. 23, from complications from Parkinson's. He practiced law for more than 40 years in several New Hampshire firms, including Kearns & Colliander, which he cofounded, and later as a partner in Sheehan, Phinney, Bass & Green. In 2000 he was named one of the top business litigation lawyers by New Hampshire Magazine. He was a member of the New Hampshire Supreme Court Professional Conduct committee and served as its chairman from 1992 to 1998. He was a member of the Brown baseball team and an avid sports fan who enjoyed baseball, basketball, tennis, golf, and skiing. He is survived by his wife, Helen; two daughters, Kristin Kearns-Jordan '91 and Elizabeth K. Malloy '94; son-in-law Steven Malloy '94; four grandchildren; two stepdaughters; a brother; and his former wife, Elease Latimer.

John W. Blackburn '66, of North Attleboro, Mass.; Mar. 29, from cancer. He worked for 35 years as a school psychologist in Cranston public schools and eventually as chief psychologist and then director of special education. He retired as head of pupil personnel services in 2003 to begin work as a school psychologist in North Attleboro public schools. He retired in 2007. He was a member of several professional organizations, including the Cranston Assoc. of School Administrators, the Avan Chapter of DeMolay and Bristol Lodge in North Attleboro, Anglestone Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, and Central Congregational Church, where he served as head trustee for many years. He enjoyed reading and sailing. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; his mother; a daughter; a son; and two grandsons.

Donald P. Somers '66, of Ogunquit, Me.; Feb. 28. He was an analyst in Member Firms Regulation at the New York Stock Exchange for 28 years. He retired in 2000. In retirement, he was chairman of the board of trustees at Laudholm Trust and volunteered at Meals on Wheels and York Hospital. He enjoyed deep-sea fishing, coin collecting, and reading. He is survived by his wife, Jean; two brothers; and nieces and nephews.

R. Gregory Green '68, of Santa Fe, N.Mex.; Mar. 29, from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was a senior human resources consultant to local and national businesses, specializing in strategic, tactical, and operational implementation involving human assets. He also served as a third-party corporate ombudsman and certified mediator working with employers and employees in the resolution of workplace issues. Most recently he was owner and chief human resources officer at North Star Human Resources and was senior adviser at Strategic Development Worldwide of San Diego. He was a U.S. Army Engineer Officer Candidate School graduate and, after finishing his service at the Pentagon, was awarded a Joint Commission Medal. He served on several boards, including the National Board of Directors of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and on the board of the SHRM Global Forum. He was past state chair of the Job Service Employers Connection of the New Mexico Department of Labor, a member of the New Mexico Mediation Assoc., and 2006 chair of the board of directors of the Human Resource Certification Institute. He was the recipient of the 2000 SHRM State of New Mexico Award for Professional Excellence. He is survived by his wife, Shirley, and numerous family members.


William P. Bright '69, of Foster City, Calif.; Oct. 27.

Bland W. Cannon Jr. '69, of San Francisco; Mar. 7, after a brief illness. He practiced law in San Francisco for more than 30 years. He was an elder and an active member of Christ United Presbyterian Church in San Francisco. He is survived by his mother, two sons, and four brothers.



Paul E. Phillips '71, of Providence; Feb. 25. He was a musician and attorney. He was a member of the Blue Jays and toured internationally with the Buddy Rich Band before becoming an attorney practicing at the law office of Paul E. Phillips, P.C., in Providence. He was a member of the Providence Federation of Musicians and a former member of Temple Beth-El. He is survived by two sons, his mother, and a brother.

Brian D. Smith '72, of London, England; Mar. 2, from a brain hemorrhage. He was a real estate lawyer focused on the hospitality industry in the London office of Goodwin Procter LLP. Prior to becoming a partner at Goodwin Procter, he was a shareholder of Heller Ehrman LLP of San Francisco in their London office. He devoted many hours as counsel to nonprofit organizations dedicated to preserving open space and natural resources, including International Rivers U.S., serving on its advisory board after 20 years as a trustee. He published, lectured, and taught real estate transactions courses at Stanford Law School. In 1988 he published State Responsibility and the Marine Environment: The Rules of Decision. He enjoyed running, rowing, hiking, and playing baseball and guitar. He is survived by his partner, Josefina Jimenez, and numerous friends.


Albert C. Mannings '73, of Jonesboro, Ga.; Apr. 20, 2010.

Ross I. Krummel '75, of Colorado Springs; Feb. 22. He had a career in the oil industry, working for 11 years with companies such as Texas Instruments, Phillips Petroleum, and NCH Corp., including two years in Saudi Arabia and two winters on the North Slope of Alaska. The last three years he worked with organic soil conditioning products. He served on various boards promoting conservation, recycling, and gardening. He was a member of the Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society and former member of the Brown lacrosse team. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; his mother; a sister; and several nieces and nephews.

Andrea Ernst Birger '76, of Lexington, Mass.; July 18, of breast cancer. She was a former research analyst for Blue Cross of California and a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Chet; four children; her mother; a sister; and a brother.



John M. Donovan '88, of Jacksonville, Fla.; Apr. 11, from brain cancer. After graduation he joined the U.S. Navy and was commissioned through the Aviation Officer Candidate School program. He served in the navy for more than 18 years, receiving the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, and Navy Achievement Medal. He was twice recognized as a Helicopter Pilot of the Year. Recently the annual Commander, Helicopter Maritime Strike Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet Officer Leadership Award was renamed the CDR John Donovan Officer Leadership Award. He was a lifelong athlete as a four-sport letterman in high school and a Brown football player. He completed a half marathon in 2000. He is survived by his wife, Celeste; a daughter; a son; his parents; three brothers; and four nieces.

Patricia E. Woods '88, of Maplewood, N.J.; Jan. 11, from breast cancer. She worked as a lab research assistant at the Univ. of Washington in Seattle before pursuing a career in music. After graduating from Cornish Fine Arts Institute in Seattle, she taught and wrote her own compositions. In 1997 she moved to New York City and did professional band work with the Big Apple Circus, a worldwide tour with Savion Glover's "Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk" as an accompanist at the Alvin Ailey School of Dance in Manhattan, with Jeff Newell's New-Trad Octet, and with her own brass band. She wrote five jazz piano books for Alfred Publishing. At Brown she was a member of the indoor and outdoor track teams and the cross-country team. She is survived by her husband, Gregory; a son; her parents; two sisters; and a brother.



Jason E. Hitchner '10, of Marietta, Ga.; Mar. 9, from heart-related natural causes. After graduation he traveled to Europe for three months. He was actively job searching at the time of his death. His family writes: "He will long be remembered for his creativity, intellect, outgoing personality, and sense of humor, as well as his passionate advocacy for social causes." He is survived by his mother, Susan Picatagi Hitchner; his father, James Hitchner; his stepmother, Karen Warner; a sister; and a brother.



Frederick A. Ekeblad '41 AM (see '38).


Dorothy Hopkirk Ackerman '44 AM (see '43).


Shirley McAllister Ludwig '46 AM, of Signal Mountain, Tenn., formerly of Detroit and Rockville, Md.; Mar. 4. She taught English at Wayne State Univ. in Detroit, then at Montgomery College in Rockville. She sang in several community choruses, including the Detroit Rackham Symphony Choir and the Masterworks Chorus, and played violin in the Montgomery College Community Orchestra and the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra. She was a member of the NAACP and Phi Beta Kappa. She is survived by five daughters, two sons, and 13 grandchildren.

Edwin S. Gaustad '48 AM, '51 PhD, of Santa Fe, N. Mex.; Mar. 25. He was a retired author and professor emeritus of history and religious studies at UC Riverside. As an authority on the issue of separation of church and state, he performed groundbreaking work mapping the nation's religious landscape. He taught at Shorter College in Rome, Ga. (1953-57) and was a humanities professor at the Univ. of Redlands in California (1957-65) before joining UC Riverside, where he retired in 1989 as professor emeritus. He was also a visiting professor at Baylor Univ., the Univ. of Richmond, Princeton Seminary, and Auburn Univ. He served in the Army Air Corps. He wrote several histories of religion in America that became classic texts for students and historians, published more than a dozen books on religious history, and lectured throughout the United States and abroad. He testified as an expert witness in the legal case brought by the American Civil Liberties Union, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, and other groups against a Montgomery, Ala., judge. He served as president of the American Society of Church History and was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Speakers Panel. He received the Distinguished Alumni Awards at both Baylor and Brown, as well as the Distinguished Teaching Award at UC Riverside and the Alumni Religious Liberty Award from Baylor. He is survived by three children, a daughter-in-law, a son-in-law, four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Richard A. Hirsch '50 ScM, of Baltimore; Feb. 16. He was an associate professor in the engineering department of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis from 1968 to 1982 before holding management positions at both AAI Corp. and the former Martin Marietta Corp. He was a fellow of the American Society of Engineering, having served as vice president from 1984 to 1988 and as a governor from 1990 to 1992. He is survived by his wife, Carol; a daughter; a son; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Allan M. Russell '53 ScM (see '51).

Henry V. Bohm '58 PhD, of Northville, Mich.; Feb. 4. He was a professor emeritus of physics at Wayne State Univ. He also served as chair of the physics department, vice president for graduate studies and research, vice president for special projects, provost, dean of the faculties, and dean of the College of Liberal Arts. He was instrumental in the construction of the physics building. He served in the U.S. Navy and Naval Reserves, where he attained the rank of lieutenant commander. He contributed more than 20 scientific articles to various journals and was a member of the American Assoc. of Physics Teachers and the American Institute of Physics. He is survived by a daughter, a son, a sister, and several nieces and nephews.

Thomas L. Mentzer '60 ScM, '63 PhD, of West Haven, Conn.; Mar. 22. He taught for six years at Tulane Univ., and for 34 years at the Univ. of New Haven, where he was chairman of the psychology department until his retirement in 2004. He played in the state band after high school, followed by basic training in the U.S. Navy, where he was chosen to study at the U.S. Navy music school in Washington, D.C. He served aboard the USS Philippine Sea during the Korean War and played in the ship's band. He maintained his interest in music by playing in several orchestras and dance bands, including the New Orleans Symphony, Pat Dorn's Orchestra, and the Nutmeg Symphonic Pops Orchestra. He is survived by a daughter, a son, a grandchild, and a brother.

William J. Connor '74 MAT, of Greenville, R.I.; Apr. 13. He was a retired English teacher at Cumberland (R.I.) High School. He is survived by two brothers and several nieces and nephews.



Elmer E. Cornwell Jr., of Little Compton, R.I.; Mar. 25. He was an instructor in politics at Princeton until 1955 when he became an assistant professor of political science at Brown. In 1960 he was promoted to associate professor and then full professor in 1964, serving as chair of the political science department from 1962 to 1971 and 1973 to 1974. He retired from Brown in 2005. He was active on state and local levels of Rhode Island government, and served as parliamentarian of the Rhode Island House of Representatives from 1977 to 1994. He was an aide to the Speaker of the Rhode Island House of Representatives from 1994 to 2004. He served as consultant to charter revision commissions in several cities and towns and was elected Town Moderator in Little Compton from 1984 to 2004. He was research director at the Constitutional Conventions of 1964 through 1968, and in 1973. He was an alternate delegate at the Democratic National Conventions of 1960 and 1964. He was the author of numerous articles and books on the American presidency, on political parties, and on Rhode Island politics. In 1961 he was awarded the Frank Luther Mott Prize for his book Presidential Leadership of Public Opinion. In 2007 he established the Elmer E. Cornwell Jr. Fellowship Fund at Brown. He was a member of and served as deacon and moderator at the United Congregational Church of Little Compton. He is survived by his wife, Laura; two daughters; three stepchildren; and four grandchildren.

Morris D. Morris, of Boulder, Colo.; Mar. 12. He was professor emeritus of economics at the Univ. of Washington, Seattle, before joining the Brown faculty in 1981 as a professor of sociology and a professor of the comparative study of development. He retired in 1991. A leading economic historian of India, he developed the Physical Quality of Life Index from his concern about the inequality that occurs during much economic development. He served as associate editor of the Journal of Economic History in the 1960s and later as vice president of the Economic History Association.


William F. Wyatt, of Westport, Mass., formerly of Providence; Mar. 25. He was a teaching assistant at Harvard and Tufts Univ. and became an assistant professor at the Univ. of Washington before joining the Brown faculty in 1967. He was a professor emeritus of classics after chairing the classics department for many years. He published studies of Homer and of Greek and Latin linguistics. He was the author or translator of seven books, including Anthropology and the Classics and Teaching the Classics. He was honored in 1989 with the Takis Antoniou Prize for best translation of a modern Greek literary work and in 1997 with Brown's Harriet W. Sheridan Award for distinguished contributions to teaching and learning. He led several Brown expeditions to Greece and Turkey. He was also a contributor to the op-ed page of the Providence Journal. In addition to his academic responsibilities, he was founder and president of the Blackstone Park Improvement Assoc., vice chairman of the Rhode Island Committee for the Humanities, president of the Narragansett Boat Club, president of the Westport Historical Society, and head of volunteers at the New Bedford Whaling Museum, for which he transcribed nineteenth-century seamen's journals of whaling voyages. He was an avid tennis player and also enjoyed playing golf and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Sally; a daughter; two sons; five grandchildren; and a sister.

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