March 9th, 2012


Richard M. Rieser ’36, of Sarasota, Fla.; June 30, from complications of Alzheimer’s. He was vice president and director of L.L. Berger Inc., a women’s specialty store in Buffalo, N.Y., from 1947 to 1974. He served in the U.S. Army. He was a former captain of the Brown lacrosse team and a member of the Brown Club of Buffalo. He enjoyed sailing. He is survived by his wife, Elaine; a daughter; a son, Richard Jr. ’65; three grandchildren, including Abbey Rieser Rubinstein ’95 and her husband, Daniel Rubinstein ’91; and four great-grandchildren.

Helen Gerber Bloom ’38, of Boca Raton, Fla.; Nov. 4, from a heart attack. She was a homemaker. She served as vice president of the New Jersey Pembroke Alumnae Assoc. and the North Essex National Council of Jewish Women, and was on the board of directors for the Women’s Assoc. of Temple B’nai. She enjoyed cooking, reading, and playing bridge. She is survived by two children, including Jacqueline Bloom of 44 Cocoanut Row #B-203, Palm Beach, Fla. 33480; two grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Kenyon J. Hayes ’38, of East Dennis, Mass., formerly of Fairfax, Va.; Oct. 24. He was a research chemist for Eaton Laboratories of Norwich Pharmaceutical Co. prior to serving as the director of research and director of quality assurance for the company’s plant in Puerto Rico. He was the holder or coholder of 14 patents for new chemical compounds. He was instrumental in developing the antibiotics Furadantin and Macrodantin. He retired to Cape Cod in 1976. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of the American Chemical Society, Sigma Xi, and Alpha Chi Sigma. He enjoyed boating, gardening, lobster fishing, crafting furniture, reading, and solving crossword puzzles. He is survived by a daughter, five grandchildren, a great-granddaughter, a sister, and a brother.

Helen Gill Engles ’39, of Newport, R.I., formerly of Providence; Nov. 3. She worked as a commercial illustrator for the Providence Journal Bulletin before pursuing interior design. She received several awards for her decorative artwork on antique furniture. She assisted in the design, building, and restoring of many homes in Providence and Little Compton, R.I.; Falmouth, Mass.; and Kilsheelan, Ireland. She was a board member of the John Hope Settlement House, a member of the Brown Alumnae Assoc. and the Wannamoisett and Sakonnet Country Clubs, and a communicant of St. Sebastian Church in Providence. She is survived by six children, 17 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.



Frederick K. Jellison ’40, of Providence; Oct. 11. He was an Episcopal priest and rector emeritus of St. James Episcopal Church in Woonsocket, R.I., where he served from 1955 to 1980. In retirement he served as associate priest at St. Stephen’s Church and was a member of the Church of the Redeemer (both in Providence). A member of the Legion of Honor of the Woonsocket Kiwanis Club, he was past president and chairman of the board of the Northern R.I. Mental Health Services, and was chairman of Episcopal Charities, the R.I. State Council of Community Health Services, and Health Licensure Review Committee, which honored him with its award from the R.I. Department of Health. He is survived by four daughters, one son, three grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Robert I. Logan ’40, of Highland Park, Ill.; Dec. 1, after a prolonged illness. During the 1950s and 1960s he was a partner in the Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal law firm and later senior executive for the Central National Bank and the Cole Taylor Bank, before becoming a consultant for the International Components Corp. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Highland Park District 13 School Board and served as president of Highland Park Hospital in the 1960s. He enjoyed taking photographs and playing golf. He is survived by his wife, Jane; two sons; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

John H. Gilbert Jr. ’41, of Pebble Beach, Calif.; Nov. 12. He had a 26-year career in the U.S. Air Force, retiring in 1967 as lieutenant colonel. After retiring, he spent 25 years as a Northern California Golf Assoc. official. He received numerous awards for his military service. He was a former member of the Brown track and field team and the swim team. He was a member of the U.S. Air Force Assoc., the Monterey Peninsula Country Club, and Delta Upsilon. He is survived by his wife, Pym; two daughters; a son; and a grandson.

Laura Kelly Shaver ’41, of Charles City, Va.; Oct. 18. She was a retired psychiatric social worker at the Massachusetts General Hospital. She is survived by a daughter, two sons, and two grandchildren.

Aldo S. Bernardo ’42, ’47 AM, of Johnson City, N.Y.; Nov. 27. He was one of the founding faculty of Binghamton Univ.’s Harpur College of Arts and Sciences. He retired in 1987 as Distinguished Service Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature. In 1966 he cofounded the Center for Medieval and Early Renaissance Studies and directed it from 1966 to 1973. He wrote many books, articles, and reviews. As a Fulbright Scholar and Guggenheim Fellow, he also received many grants in support of his innovative use of the computer for translation. He served in the U.S. Air Force. He enjoyed sailing, playing bocce, listening to music, and playing the piano. He is survived by his wife, Reta; two daughters; a son, Donald ’66; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Harold E. Newman ’42, of Midland, Mich.; Apr. 5, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn.

Robert S. Allen ’43, of Riverside, R.I.; Oct. 20. He worked for G.P. Metcalf and was a textile salesman for Franklin Processing Co. prior to owning Barrington Yarns. He retired in 1987. He was past president of Luethi-Peterson International Camps, the Barrington Lions Club, the New England Yarns Peddlers Assoc., and the Massasoit Gun Club. He was a former member of Brown’s sailing and tennis teams, and of the Barrington Yacht Club, where he served on the board of governors and on the race committee for 40 years. He delivered Meals on Wheels and meals for St. John’s Church. He enjoyed sailing and won many regattas. He also enjoyed reading, flying kites, and working in his workshop. He is survived by a son and two granddaughters.

David Buffum Jr. ’43, of Bloomfield, Conn.; Nov. 11. He was a retired investment broker. He served in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed sailing. He is survived by a son, a niece, and a nephew.

Judith Aultman Rockwell ’43, of Gaithersburg, Md.; Oct. 26. She was a recreation director at Chestelm Convalescent Home in Moodus, Conn. for 26 years. During World War II she was a Land Corps volunteer in Bellows Falls, Vt., tracking supply inventory for the Coronado Naval Air Base. She was a member of the Humane Society, the Second Chance Wildlife Center, and the World War II Memorial Museum. She was a former Pembroke class president. She enjoyed sports, animals, nature, and literature. She is survived by four daughters, nine grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren.

Frank P. Wilson Jr. ’43, of Tilton, N.H.; Sept. 19. He worked in marketing and merchandising for the Coca-Cola Co.’s New England regional offices before joining the New Hampshire Savings Bank as manager of its first branch. He retired in 1982. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War. He enjoyed skiing, sailing, mountain climbing, and tennis. He is survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Peter Chase ’44, of Providence; Nov. 9. He was ordained in 1951 and served as curate of Trinity Church (R.I.). In 1955 he became chaplain at South Kent School (Conn.). From 1960 to 1973 he was a canon of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine (N.Y.) and later became canon of Christ Church Cathedral (Mass.). He retired in 1986 and moved to Providence, where he assisted as priest or organist in various R.I. parishes. He was a U.S. Coast Guard veteran of World War II and received the Navy Commendation Medal. He retired from the U.S. Coast Guard Reserves in 1981 with the rank of captain. He was a member of the Sphinx Club. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Zimmerman Chase ’56; three children, including Michael Chase ’80; and four grandchildren.

William F. McQuade ’44, of Manchester, N.H.; Oct. 20. He was the primary owner of McQuade Inc., the family business,  until its closing in 2002. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Force. He is survived by a daughter, five sons, 15 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Robert B. Olstad ’44, of San Luis Obispo, Calif.; Oct. 5, of bladder cancer. He was a self-employed pediatrician in Decatur, Ill., from 1952 to 1994. He served as a captain in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the American Board of Pediatrics, Phi Chi, and Delta Tau Delta. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis, of 61 Broad St., #214, San Luis Obispo 93401; two daughters; a son; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Stanley L. Haas ’45, of Sarasota, Fla.; July 4.

Phyllis Ensor Packard ’45, of Bridgewater, Mass.; June 24. She was an accomplished artist and homemaker. She worked doing technical drawings at MIT’s Draper Lab for many years. She volunteered at the First Parish Church in Bridgewater. She is survived by two daughters and a son.

George C. Marker ’45, of Wintergreen, Va.; Nov. 14, from congestive heart failure. He was a chemist at Merck and Co. and later at General Aniline & Film Corp. in Linden, N.J. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He participated in horseshoe tournaments and bowling leagues, and enjoyed playing golf, traveling, and playing backgammon and ping-pong with his grandchildren. He was an avid Boston Red Sox fan. He is survived by his wife, Betty Ann Marker; a daughter; a son; and two grandchildren.

John F. Heinz ’46, of Allentown, Pa.; Oct. 24, after a short illness. He worked in the publications department of Bethlehem Steel Corp. as an executive speechwriter, leading to a career as a distinguished speechwriter, author of a regular column on speechwriting, and a book on writing effective business speeches. He retired in 1983. He later became vice president of the public relations firm Hill & Knowlton and subsequently joined Inland Steel in Chicago as communications manager. He retired for a second time in 1989. He served in the U.S. Navy and later in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; a daughter; three sons; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a brother.

Dante A. Pennacchia ’46, of Cranston, R.I.; Oct. 23. Before retiring, he was a sales manager for Columbus Wholesale Grocery, founded by his father, and general manager for the East Greenwich division of Penn TV & Furniture, founded by his brother. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Destroyer-Escort Sailors Assoc. He is survived by his wife, Marie; two daughters; two sons; four grandchildren; and a sister.

William H. Augustin ’47, of Waukesha, Wisc.; Oct. 16. He worked as a project manager at Staff Electric for 42 years. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy as a Seabee. He was also a volunteer fireman. He enjoyed gardening and fishing. He is survived by his wife, Janice; two daughters; two sons; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a sister.

Mark G. Chookazian ’47, of Paramus, N.J.; Nov. 23. An inventor, he held several patents and was the founder of Emabond Inc. He was a founding member of St. Thomas Armenian Church in Tenafly, N.J., and a member of the Men’s Club and Knights of Vartan. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his wife, Mary; two sons; three grandchildren; and a brother.

Richard A. Rossley ’47, of North Kingstown, R.I.; Nov. 9. He is survived by three daughters, two sons, 11 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Gerard F. Wichelns ’47, of Lancaster, Ohio; Nov. 30, from complications of pneumonia. He was a retired analyst. He served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi and enjoyed running, reading, and playing golf. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; a daughter; and six sons.

James C. Wolfe ’47, of Avella, Pa.; Oct. 24. He was a retired mechanical engineer. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member and past president of the Professional Engineers Society. He was interested in astronomy and mineralogy. He is survived by his wife, Betty; a daughter; a son; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Archie J. Agan Jr. ’48, of Westfield, Mass.; Oct. 29. He was the owner of Agan Insurance Agency Inc. in Westfield. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, where he attained the rank of lieutenant. He served as president of the Westfield Board of Realtors and was a member of the board of directors for the Westfield Chamber of Commerce and the Westfield YMCA and a member of the Masons and Shriners organizations. He is survived by his wife, Lorraine; a daughter; a son; four granddaughters; two step-granddaughters; and two nieces.

John T. Van Deusen ’48, of Sandy Springs, Ga.; Nov. 16. He worked as an investigator in the stocks and bonds division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for 30 years. He served in the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed playing trumpet and was a founding member of the Modernaires, a jazz group in Atlanta. He is survived by three daughters, two sons, 17 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Stuart G. Ruth ’48, of Bradbury, Calif.; Nov. 23, after a short illness. He was ordained an Episcopal priest in 1950 and served in the priesthood and later as a teacher of religious studies. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by three daughters, three grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Leslie D. Evans ’49, of Brunswick, Me.; Dec. 2. He worked for P. Lorillard & Co. in New York City from 1949 to 1962 and was office manager for Charles Pratt & Co. on Wall Street from 1962 to 1986. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Ann; a daughter; a son; and four grandchildren.
Charles S. Klanian ’49, of Singer Island, Fla., formerly of Pittsburgh; Sept. 7. He worked for Westinghouse Electric Corp. for 36 years managing aeronautics and nuclear propulsion projects for the U.S. Navy. In 1986 he received the Westinghouse Order of Merit for excellence in the field of engineering. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was instrumental in raising money for the Armenian Nationality classroom at the Univ. of Pittsburgh. After retiring to Florida he became a member of St. David’s Armenian Church. He enjoyed surf fishing and playing bridge. He is survived by four children, five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, three sisters, and several nieces and nephews.

Roger J. Sullivan ’49, of Bluffton, S.C.; Sept. 23. He was a retired construction superintendent. He is survived by his wife, Angela; two daughters; four grandchildren; and a brother.



Frederick M. Diehl ’50, of Swarthmore, Pa.; Nov. 6, of respiratory failure. He worked as a Brown admission officer before being employed with the U.S. State Department and the CIA, specializing in Arabic language and area policies in the Middle East and Africa. He was interested in woodcarvings and after retiring in 1978 took up woodcarving himself. He held various executive positions in the William Rush Woodcarvers Club, taught woodcarving for 13 years, and organized exhibitions and shows to display his own work and that of his students. He won several awards for his work. He was a member of the Brown football team and Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by his wife, Paula Jespersen Diehl ’47,’54 AM; two daughters; a son; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a sister.

Frederick L. Johnson ’50, of Oconto Falls, Wisc.; formerly of Cumberland, R.I.; Nov. 15. He was employed as an engineer by the Foxboro Co. for 31 years. He retired in 1985. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy Air Corps. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Oconto Falls, where he was active in a men’s Bible study group and was a member of the BEJA Shrine and Scottish Rite in Green Bay and the Oconto Falls Masonic Lodge. An avid golfer, he also belonged to River Island Golf Club in Oconto Falls. He is survived by three daughters, nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and a sister-in-law.

Milton Levin ’50, of East Greenwich, R.I., formerly of Providence; Nov. 14. He was president and CEO of United Supply Co. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Force. He was a member of Temple Emanu-El, B’nai Brith, the Jewish War Veterans, and the New England Wholesalers Assoc. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia; two daughters; a son; and seven grandchildren.

Robert B. Lownes ’50, of Park City, Utah; June 13. He is survived by his wife, Jocelyn Gray; and brothers David ’53 and E.J. Lownes ’50.

William K. McCleary ’50, of Middletown, Md.; Nov. 3. He worked in international insurance for 36 years. He spent his entire career with AIG,  retiring in 1990 as vice president of its New York City brokerage. He served in the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie; a daughter; a son; two grandchildren; and a sister.

Americo Raffonelli ’50, of Johnston, R.I., formerly of Miami; Nov. 10. He worked as a health inspector for the Fla. health department in Miami before retiring to Rhode Island in 1984. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Edith; and several nieces and nephews.

Sarah Davol Test ’50, of Indianapolis and Westport, Mass.; Nov. 19. She worked with the Red Cross in the latter part of World War II in Seoul, South Korea, before finishing her education at Brown. After graduation she taught school for three years in Norwalk, Conn., before returning to Japan to teach children of the U.S. occupying troops, not returning to Indianapolis until after the end of the Korean War. She was a devoted supporter of the Nature Conservancy, Brown’s Resumed Undergraduate Education program, and the Indiana Univ. School of Medicine’s Kenya Partnership. She was a member of the Progressive Club of Indianapolis, the Indianapolis Women’s Club, the Fall River Historical Society, the Acoaxet Club, and the Westport River Watershed Alliance. She is survived by a daughter, a son, a stepdaughter, a stepson, two grandchildren, a great-granddaughter, and several nieces and nephews.
Anne Korman Fine ’51, of Rehoboth, Mass.; July 22. She is survived by four children, three grandchildren, and three siblings.
Charles H. Frankenbach Jr. ’51, of Bethlehem, Pa.; Nov. 25, from cancer. He joined his father’s real estate and insurance business. He was a successful businessman and community leader. He served in the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Louise; three daughters; a son; nine grandchildren; a brother; and several nieces and nephews.

George R. King ’52, of East Dennis, Mass.; Oct. 12. An entrepreneur, he built several businesses, including G.R. King Plywood Co. and Sealand of Cape Cod; Aqualand of Bar Harbor, Me.; Webfoot Farms in Brandon, Vt.; Bellweather, a weather forecasting concern at Barnstable Airport on Cape Cod; and Webfoot Farm Antiques in East Dennis. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Air Force. He delivered Meals on Wheels in Dennis and was a trustee of Jacob Sears Memorial Library in East Dennis for more than 30 years. He enjoyed sailing. He is survived by his wife, Diane Douglas King ’54; two sons; and five grandchildren.

Betty Lou Spear Whitmore ’52, of Salisbury, Md; formerly of Wooster, Ohio; Nov. 24. She taught adult basic education and was active in the Wayne County (Ohio) Democratic Club. After earning a law degree in 1986, she worked for the Wooster-Wayne County Legal Aid Society, and in1994 was honored with its  W.H.H. Wertz Service Award. After retiring to Salisbury she continued to advocate for those with developmental disabilities and for civil rights, joining the local NAACP branch and pushing for fair housing laws. She also worked with the Legal Aid Bureau for several years while continuing to tutor area schoolchildren. She was a member of the Peace Alliance of the Lower Shore, the Salisbury Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, and Writers Bloc. She is survived by a daughter, a son, and two grandchildren.

S. Lawrence Gladstone ’53, of Houston; July 19. He was a retired partner of Roth Young Personnel Service in Houston. He served in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his wife, Elaine, and three sons.

Elviro Mastrobuono Jr. ’53, of East Providence, R.I.; Nov. 7. He was an optometrist in East Providence for several years. He served in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed opera and classical music. He is survived by his wife, Norma; a daughter; a son, E. James Mastrobuono ’93 ScM; three grandchildren; a sister; and a brother.
Jerome S. Miller ’53, of Palenville, N.Y.; Sept. 8. He was known for his black and white street photography. He also directed the picture department of Medical World News. He retired in 1998. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Irene; a sister; and several nieces and nephews.

Laurance F. Good ’54, of Wheeling, W.Va.; Oct. 12. He owned L.S. Good & Co., a chain of 14 department stores; served as director of the Medical Park Foundation’s office of gift planning; was executive director of Wheeling Works Inc; and founded the Good Zoo at Oglebay Park in memory of his deceased son. He was active at Temple Shalom in Wheeling, where he served as the congregation’s archivist, and with several other organizations, including the NAACP, the National Retail Merchants Assoc., the Ohio Valley Industrial and Business Development Corp., Wheeling Hospital’s board of directors, and the Wheeling Symphony Society. He was the recipient of the 1976 Distinguished West Virginian award. He is survived by his wife, Ellie; two daughters; two sons, Jay ’87 and Paul ’89; three grandchildren; a sister; brother, David ’52; and nephews Bruce Good ’85 and John Good ’87.

John W. Leahy ’54, of Littleton, Mass., and Bonita Springs, Fla.; Nov. 4. He was CEO of his family’s trucking business, M.W. Leahy Co. Inc., until 2005. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was president of the Mass. Motor Truck Assoc. and first chair of the American Trucking Assoc., and was on the executive committee of the Contract Carriers Assoc. He also served on Littleton’s conservation committee for 16 years and was active with the Rotary Club, where he was president for one year. He was an avid sailor and raced various class boats, winning several races and serving on the board of governors for the Sandy Bay Yacht Club for eight years. He enjoyed golfing and was a member of the San Carlos Golf Club of Fort Myers, serving on its board for six years. He is survived by a daughter, a son, a grandson, and six stepchildren.

Sandra Zais Glass ’55, of Northampton and Chatham, Mass.; Nov. 21. She worked as a bookkeeper while raising her family. She performed volunteer work for the Survival Center in Northampton. She enjoyed reading, walking several miles a day, and spending time with family. She is survived by a daughter, Dale G. St. Lawrence ’83; three sons; and four grandchildren, including Samantha St. Lawrence ’14 and David St. Lawrence ’15.

John P. Nesbit ’56, of Dothan, Ala., formerly of San Jose, Calif.; Nov. 16, after a long illness. He was a retired mechanical engineer. He served in the U.S. Navy. He loved contests and enjoyed writing equations and working through complex problems. He was a member of the San Francisco Bay Area Mensa Society. He is survived by his wife, Gloria Marjorie, and a stepdaughter.

Robert A. Bird ’57, of Waretown, N.J.; Oct. 1. He retired from the K-Mart Corp. as a manager and continued to work as a park ranger in the Poconos. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and enjoyed gardening. He is survived by his wife, Nina; two daughters; a son; and two grandchildren.

Robert M. Brody ’57, of Hartsdale, N.Y.; Aug. 5.

James L. Cleghorn ’57, of Desert Hot Springs, Calif., formerly of Pawtucket, R.I.; Oct. 17. He worked as a biochemist in the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry. He is survived by a son and several cousins.

Elisha Dyer Jr. ’58, of Washington, Conn.; Oct. 17, after a long illness. He worked at Clark Dodge in New York City and later at Hilliard Lyons on the American Stock Exchange. He served in the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Natalie; three daughters; seven grandchildren; a sister; a niece; and a nephew.

Franz W. Kretzmann ’58, of Beaverton, Ore.; July 8.

William L. Silvert ’58, ’65 PhD, of Peral, Portugal; June 28, of prostate cancer. He was a retired research scientist for Bedford Institute of Oceanography in Canada. He is survived by his wife, Emilia Cunha.

Francis E. Lindon ’59, of Boynton Beach, Fla.; Aug. 27. He is survived by his wife, Joanne.

Charles A. Simberg ’59, of Scottsdale, Ariz., formerly of Metuchen, N.J.; June 23. He had a career in the real estate business in New Jersey before retiring to Scottsdale in 1997. He enjoyed collecting pop art and was an original member of the Mayo Clinic Arizona Leadership Council. He is survived by his wife, Rowena; three sons; three grandchildren; and a sister.



Charles H.D. Bradley ’60, of Hamden, Conn.; Nov. 30. He was a partner at Clark Hall & Peck and in 1983 cofounded Audubon Associates. For the past 10 years he worked for Press Cuozzo and was the recipient of the 1998 Realtor of the Year award. He served on the board of the Children’s Center and the New Haven Preservation Trust and was an associate fellow of Yale’s Calhoun College. He wrote No Alabaster Box and Sidey’s Gate. He was a member of the New Haven Lawn Club and the Causeway Club (Me.). He is survived by his wife, Mary; a daughter; a son; grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Kimberly Bush Jr. ’62, of Bainbridge Island, Wash.; Nov. 4. He was a humanities educator. He worked in rural development in Tanzania with the American Friends Service Committee in the 1960s, taught at Cotopazi International School in Ecuador in the ’70s, and directed educational programs in refugee camps in Thailand for the U.N. High Commission for Refugees in the ’80s. In the U.S. he taught at Midland School in Los Olivos, Calif., and most recently at West Sound Academy, in Poulsbo, Wash. In 2002 he worked for nine months in Guatemala as an accompanier protecting genocide survivors. In 2007, the Kitsap County Council for Human Rights gave him its Lifetime Achievement Award. He was an avid reader, spoke five languages, was a stone sculptor, and enjoyed rowing, cycling, and hiking. He is survived by his wife, Judy; a daughter; two grandsons; a sister; and two nieces.

George A. Wilkinson ’62, of Needham, Mass.; Mar. 8, 2011. He is survived by his sister, Irene Wilkinson ’49.

Barbara Gilbert Carson ’63, of Williamsburg, Va.; Oct. 21. She taught American history and American art at the Radcliffe Institute, George Washington Univ., the College of William &Mary, the New School for Social Research, Winterthur Museum, and the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts. She lectured and was a consultant to many museums and historical societies. She wrote The Apparatus of Science at Harvard, 1765–1800; Dining Behavior and Patterns of Consumption in Federal Washington; and The Governor’s Palace at Williamsburg. She is survived by her husband, Cary, and a daughter, Anna ’93.

Kenneth G. Noble ’64, of New York City; Dec. 11. A retired ophthalmologist, he was a member of the New York Academy of Medicine and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is survived by a brother, Bruce Noble ’67; a sister-in-law; a niece; and a nephew.

Kirk G. Roeser ’64, of Brookhaven, N.Y.; Nov. 17, from liver cancer. He was an actuarial analyst in the reinsurance industry. He was an actuarial director and later vice president of Mutual of New York and assistant vice president of MONY Reins Corp. before founding Gill & Roeser Inc. He served in the National Guard, attaining the rank of second lieutenant. He was a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and the American Academy of Actuaries. He was a member of the New York Yacht Club and the Bellport Bay Yacht Club. He enjoyed sailing and competed in two world and four national championships. He retired from racing in the early 1990s. He is survived by two daughters, a son, two grandchildren, two sisters, and his longtime companion, Sylvia Kouchinsky.

Beth Oakes Wood ’64, of Santa Barbara, Calif.; Sept. 4, of kidney and respiratory diseases. She was a longtime civic activist. She taught English at Westlake School for Girls in Los Angeles before joining the faculty of Santa Monica College. She also worked as a consultant to nonprofit foundations and a counselor to at-risk teenagers in public schools, and was a librarian, archivist, and planner for the Santa Barbara News-Press, the Braille Institute, and the cities of Santa Barbara and Goleta. She enjoyed reading, writing, playing the piano, and the outdoors. She is survived by two sons and two grandsons.

Julie Jewett Thayer ’67, of Williamstown, Vt.; Dec. 8, of cancer. She was a teacher and raised horses prior to working as a field representative for the Census Bureau until 2009. She wrote two historical novels. She is survived by a daughter, a son, her mother, two brothers, a stepbrother, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Franklin R. Kegan ’69, of Las Vegas; Jan. 25, 2011, of cancer. He is survived by his wife, Gay; a daughter; a sister; and a brother.



Albert D. Baffoni ’76, of Johnston, R.I.; Oct. 22. He is survived by three children, three sisters, and two brothers.

Mark J. Dwyer ’72, of Marysville, Pa.; Nov. 1. He was a sales executive for RR Donnelley, formerly Moore Wallace, in Harrisburg, Pa., for 32 years. He was a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, where he was a Eucharistic minister and former president of the parish council. He enjoyed playing golf and was an avid Penn State and Pittsburgh Steelers fan. He is survived by his wife, Sandy; three sons; nine grandchildren; two sisters; three brothers; and several nieces and nephews.

Sara Dalgleish Chason ’77, of Dallas; Dec. 7. She was a professional vocalist. She taught voice lessons at Highland Park High School and privately. She was a member of the National Assoc. of Teachers of Singing, the American Music Therapy Assoc., the Fort Worth Opera, the Junior League of Dallas, the Colonial Dames, the National Institute of American Doll Artists, and Pi Kappa Lambda. She is survived by her husband, David; a daughter; a son; her parents; a sister; and a brother.



Joseph E. Potter ’84, of Katonah, N.Y.; Aug. 26, of lung cancer. After a career in finance in California and New York City, he earned a degree in education and spent eight years teaching elementary mathematics, most recently at the Rippowam Cisqua School in Bedford, N.Y., where he also coached several sports teams. He was inducted into both the Ansonia High School and the Brown Athletic Hall of Fame and UCLA’s Anderson School of Management named him one of its “100 Inspirational Alumni.” He is survived by his wife, Carol; a daughter; a son; his mother; a sister; two brothers; two nieces; and three nephews.

Denise Liebe Weston ’89, of Chagrin Falls, Ohio; Mar. 15, 2011. In 2008 she was diagnosed with breast cancer and systemic capillary leak syndrome (SCLS). She worked for Progressive Insurance for 20 years. She began her career there as an analyst in Sacramento, Calif., became a product manager in Nashville, and most recently was a manager in the research and development department at corporate headquarters in Mayfield Heights, Ohio, while battling SCLS. She had been cancer-free for two years. She played basketball for Brown as a freshman. She is the all-time basketball scoring leader at Mendham (N.J.) High School, where a scholarship fund has been established in her honor. She is survived by her husband, Michael; two daughters; her parents; a sister; five brothers; and 17 nieces and nephews.



Kim B. Hannah ’95, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; Oct. 31, of metastatic malignant melanoma. He was hired by Cargill Ag Horizons upon graduation and remained with the company in several executive positions until his passing. His greatest accomplishment was pioneering Cargill’s grain marketing consulting business. He was an avid slalom water skier and enjoyed playing the guitar. He is survived by his wife, Kelly, of 12 Leander Crescent, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3Y 1W5; a daughter; a son; his parents; siblings; and extended family and friends.



David K. Mansbach ’02, of Brookline, Mass.; May 28. He is survived by his parents.

Lily Kanter ’06, of Brookline, Mass.; Oct. 12, after a long struggle with anorexia nervosa. Following graduation from Brown, she earned a nursing degree from Northeastern Univ. She was working at Martha’s Vineyard Community Services just prior to her death. She is survived by her parents, a sister and brother-in-law, and a large extended family.



Lucie Simon Hainer Hangstefer ’45 AM, of Dedham, Mass., formerly of Lexington, Mass.; Oct. 16, from complications of Alzheimer’s. She taught at the Mary C. Wheeler School, Boston Univ., and MassBay Community College. She also worked at the Harvard Univ. Press, Houghton Mifflin, and OSTI, a consulting firm, before founding Silenus Wines Inc. in Waltham, Mass. She is survived by a daughter, two sons, three stepchildren, and three grandchildren.

Aldo S. Bernardo ’47 AM (see ’42).

Herman F. Eschenbacher ’52 AM, of Providence; Nov. 11. He taught at East Providence High School, was an assistant professor of education at URI, and was a librarian at the Harvard Graduate School of Education before becoming a professor of education at Brown, where he taught for 20 years. He wrote The University of Rhode Island: A History of Land-Grant Education in Rhode Island. He is survived by a sister-in-law and three nieces.

Emerson J. Melaven ’52 AM, of Washington, D.C.; Sept. 23. He worked for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). His Foreign Service tours included positions as advisor and assistant mission director in Bolivia, Peru, and Nicaragua. He later served as director of USAID in the Office of Caribbean Affairs, Washington, D.C., and as USAID mission director in Rwanda. After retiring, he became a United Nations Peace Corps volunteer, serving as chief of UN volunteers in Nouakchott, Mauritania. He subsequently returned to Washington, D.C., and began a new career as a member of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides of Washington, D.C. He is survived by two sisters and several nieces and nephews.

Stanton B. Garner ’60 AM, ’63 PhD, of San Marcos, Tex.; Nov. 20, after a long illness. He was a professor of English at Brown from 1963 to 1970, and spent 1968–69 teaching in Brazil on a Fulbright fellowship before joining the Univ. of Texas, Arlington, as department head. He returned to Brazil in 1975–76 and was a visiting professor at the Naval Academy from 1979 to 1980. After retiring from UT Arlington, he taught in Portugal on a second Fulbright fellowship in 1988 and retired as a visiting professor at Southwest Texas State Univ. He headed the Harold Frederic Edition, editing and restoring to print a number of Frederic novels. He also published numerous articles and books on 19th-century American authors, including The Civil War World of Herman Melville. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps. He is survived by three sons, five grandchildren; a great-granddaughter, and his former wife, Katherine H. Young.

Earl A. Pope ’62 PhD, of Plantation, Fla.; Oct. 18. Professor emeritus of Lafayette College. He joined the Lafayette faculty in 1960 and taught in the religion department for 30 years. He was named the Manson Professor of Bible in 1988, after serving as head of the religion department and dean of studies. He published New England Calvinism and the Disruption of the Presbyterian Church in 1987. In the early 1970s he was drawn to the topic of religious life in Eastern Europe’s communist-dominated countries and became recognized as a groundbreaking authority on the subject, as well as a leader within national and international organizations dedicated to the culture and politics of Romania. In 1977 he was an International and Research Exchanges Board Award recipient and a Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Scholar in Romania. Later he was awarded the Romanian Patriarchal Cross of Honor for his ecumenical contributions and in 1980 coordinated a conference on Romania studies at Lafayette. As a Senior Fulbright Professor at the Univ. of Bucharest from 1992 to 1994, he organized a seminar entitled Encounter of Religions in the Black Sea Area at the Black Sea Univ. in Romania. He was appointed a trustee of the Black Sea Univ. and was selected for inclusion in Who’s Who in the World. In 1989 he was elected to the executive committee of Christians Associated for Relations with Eastern Europe and served as president of the Society of Romanian Studies. He was a consultant to the International Academy on Religious Freedom, a member of the Fulbright Selection Committee, and a trustee of the Albert Schweitzer Award for Humanitarians. He is survived by his wife, Mim; two daughters; two grandsons; and two brothers.

William L. Silvert ’65 PhD (see ’58).

Julius Michaelson ’67 AM; of Providence; Nov. 12; He was a principal partner in the law firm of Abedon, Michaelson & Stanzler, retiring in 2010 from Michaelson & Michaelson, where he was a partner with his son. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. Among his many accomplishments, he was general counsel to the state AFL-CIO, served as senator in the R.I. General Assembly, was instrumental in the passing of the Fair Housing Law, served as attorney general, gave a vocal stamp of approval to the Equal Rights Amendment in his capacity as chair of the Senate Judiciary committee, served on the National Institute for Democracy under Madeleine Albright to promote democracy in third world countries, was a delegate to the 1980 Conference on Security and Cooperation in Madrid, participated in the 1988 American-Russian bilateral talks in Moscow, and was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to the Foreign Service Grievance Board. In 2002 he was inducted into the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame. He is survived by his wife, Rita Caslowitz Michaelson ’50; two sons, including Jeffrey ’80; and two grandchildren.

Christopher P. Pinet ’68 AM, ’71 PhD, of Bozeman, Mont.; Nov. 17, of brain cancer. A professor of French, he taught at Indiana State Univ. and Marquette Univ. in Milwaukee before joining the faculty of Montana State Univ., where he taught for 20 years, retiring in 2010 . He was editor of the French Review. He served on the executive council of the American Assoc. of Teachers of French and on the board of directors of the Federation of French Alliances, U.S.A. The French government awarded him the title of officer in the French Order of Academic Palms last year, and the French Renaissance Society gave him the Gold Medal of Francophone Merit. He was a member of the Gallatin Valley Human Rights Network for several years. He enjoyed basketball, tennis, cross-country skiing, movies, and jazz. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; a daughter; a son; three grandchildren; four sisters; and two nephews.

Carol Nagy Jacklin ’72 PhD, of Julian, Calif.; Aug. 8, of cancer. As a senior research associate in Stanford’s psychology department, she coauthored the textbook The Psychology of Sex Differences in 1974 and helped to establish what is now the Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research. In 1983 she became the first female tenured full psychology professor at USC. In 1992, she was named the first female dean of the Division of Social Sciences and Communication at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, a position she held until 1995, when she accepted a deanship at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va. She retired to Julian in 1996 and became a master gardener, cowrote the column Mountain Greenery for the local newspaper, and volunteered for 14 years at the Julian Library. She was a member of the Society for Research in Child Development and the Assoc. for Women in Psychology, a fellow of the American Psychological Assoc., and a charter fellow of the American Psychological Society. She is survived by her husband, Richard Caputo; a daughter; a son; three stepchildren; two grandchildren; a sister; and a brother.

Blossom S. Kirschenbaum ’72 AM, ’76 PhD, of Providence; Nov. 5, of lymphoma. She taught composition and literature at local universities, including Brown, RISD, and URI. She also translated several poems and novels by Italian authors after living in Rome. She served as secretary of SWAP, which rehabilitated abandoned property, and volunteered for Amnesty International. She is survived by three children, including Abram ’82; two grandchildren; and three brothers.

Jalal Alamgir ’95 AM, ’00 PhD, of Cambridge, Mass.; Dec. 3, in an accident while vacationing in Phuket, Thailand. He was an associate professor of political science at UMass Boston. He was a fellow at the South Asia Initiative at Harvard and held research appointments at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown, the South Asian Institute at Columbia Univ., and the Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi. He cofounded the consultancy group Red Bridge Strategy. His first book, India’s Open-Economy Policy: Globalism, Rivalry, Continuity, was nominated for the Assoc. for Asian Studies Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy Book Prize. He was a member of Drishtipat, a Bangladeshi human rights organization, and Amra Kojon, a Bengali music group. He cycled for the Pan-Mass Challenge to raise funds for cancer research. He was working on several research projects at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife, Fazeela Morshed; his parents; and a brother.



Herman F. Eschenbacher ’52 AM (see G.S.).

Dennis Mikolich, of East Greenwich, R.I.; Nov. 28. A doctor of infectious diseases, he was also a clinical associate professor at Brown. He enjoyed working with animals. He spoke fluent Portuguese and Spanish and enjoyed traveling throughout South America. He played polo with the Newport Polo Club. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; two children; his father; a sister; and two brothers.

Frank M. Stewart, of Providence; Nov. 2. He was a professor of mathematics at Brown from 1947 until his retirement in 1988. During the 1958–59 academic year he was a visiting lecturer at Imperial College, London, and returned in 1963–64. In 1966, at the request of the University, he taught at Tougaloo College, and when he returned to Providence he became actively involved in the fight for racial justice and equality. He returned to Tougaloo in 1969 for an additional semester. He attained the rank of full professor in 1961 and published the textbook Introduction to Linear Algebra in 1963. He subsequently collaborated with evolutionary biologist Bruce Levin and published two works on mutation rates of bacteria, antibiotic resistance, and the epidemiology of HIV/AIDS. He spent two more academic years in London (1971–72 and 1978–79) as an honorary research fellow at University College. During World War II he worked in operational analysis for the U.S. Air Force. He was an active member of the Rhode Island ACLU and fought to keep the state from reinstating the death penalty. He enjoyed origami, crossword puzzles, and traveling, and had an interest in building and working on computers. He is survived by a son.


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