Rebecca Wiggin Preston ’26, of Damariscotta, Me.; Mar. 9, 2011.
Frank B. Lutz ’33, of Athens, Ala.; Dec. 21. He was a retired textile chemist for Chemstrand Corp., which later became Monsanto and Solutia. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was active with the Boy Scouts of America and in church camp programs as a member of the First Presbyterian Church. He was also a member of the American Chemical Society, the American Assoc. of Textile Chemists and Colorists, and the American Society for Testing Materials. He enjoyed the outdoors and fly-fishing. He is survived by his wife, Nell; three children, including Jean Ernst ’71 and Sally Luther ’60; three grandchildren, including Carolyn Ernst ’01, ’08 PhD; three great-grandchildren; and a sister.
James K. Leahy ’36, of Saint Simons Island, Ga.; Dec. 12. He was a retired executive in the chemical division of DuPont & Co. He enjoyed sailing. He is survived by a son and two daughters-in-law.
Emma Warner Kershaw Casey ’37, of Greenville, R.I.; Jan. 9. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Pembroke Alumnae Assoc., the Blessed Sacrament Bowling League, and the Telephone Co. Pioneers, as well as a communicant of St. Philip Church. She is survived by two daughters; a son, David Casey ’62; nine grandchildren, including John McCann ’95 ScM and Christopher Casey ’03; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Iolanda DiJeser Russo ’37, of San Gabriel, Calif.; Nov. 22, 2010.
James F. Edwards ’39, of Redding, Conn.; Jan. 24. He helped found Manifold Business Forms Co. in Chicago, where he was chief engineer. He went on to become owner and president of Churchill Business Forms in Newton, Conn. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a successful breeder of thoroughbred racing horses. As owner of Keane Stud in Amenia, N.Y., and the Stallion Park in Millbrook, N.Y., he was active in the New York State Breeders Assoc. and twice received the New York State Breeder of the Year award. He served as trustee, director, and treasurer of Danbury Hospital and as chairman of the finance board of the Town of Redding, as well as on numerous industrial, financial, and nonprofit boards. The James F. Edwards Charitable Remainder Unitrust scholarship is still in effect today. He is survived by his wife, Harriet; three daughters; a son, James Jr. ’68; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Sophie Trent Stevens ’39, of Meriden, Conn.; Oct. 8.
Virginia Driscoll Quinton ’40, of East Greenwich, R.I.; Dec. 28. She worked as an administrative assistant at Quonset Point prior to being a homemaker for 25 years. In the 1960s she wrote a column for the East Greenwich Pendulum under the pen name Quimby. She later worked as a secretary at various places, including East Greenwich High School, Ladd School, and Fogarty Memorial Hospital until her retirement in 1994. She is survived by two daughters, two sons, 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Arthur E. Beane Jr. ’42, of Duxbury, Mass.; Feb. 7. He collected and appraised antiques. He sat on several boards, including those of the Shirley-Eustis House and the Winslow House. A member of the American Philatelic Society, he was known for his collection of Massachusetts stampless covers. He was an avid Boston Red Sox fan.
William C. Frayer ’43, of Bryn Mawr, Pa.; Jan. 17, of cancer. He was a professor of ophthalmology at the Univ. of Pennsylvania until 1964, when he joined the faculty of the Thomas Jefferson Univ. School of Medicine. In 1972 he returned to Penn to launch the Scheie Eye Institute. He served as interim chairman of the institute twice and was director of its ophthalmic pathology laboratory, which now bears his name. In 1991 he was named emeritus professor. He wrote numerous medical articles and the history Ophthalmic Journey, 50 Years at the University of Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology presented him with the Distinguished Service Award in 1981. He directed summer courses in ophthalmic pathology at Colby College from 1969 to 1991. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a patron of the Pennsylvania Ballet, the Walnut Street Theater, and the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. He was a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Ophthalmological Society, the Ophthalmic Club of Philadelphia, the American Trauma Society, and the Assoc. for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. An accomplished artist, he belonged to the Philadelphia Sketch Club and his watercolor landscapes have been exhibited in Maine and Philadelphia. He is survived by his wife, Joy; three sons, including William ’73; two stepdaughters; 11 grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and two sisters.
Robert N. Greene ’43, of Palm Desert, Calif.; Jan. 4. A retired lawyer. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was the Jewish War Veterans’ Judge Advocate for several years. He was a silver life master duplicate bridge player and for many years was ranked in Rhode Island and New England tennis. He is survived by his wife, Dorcas; two granddaughters; and a daughter-in-law.
John W. Mayhew ’43, of West Tisbury, Mass.; Jan. 10. He was in the business of growing and marketing oysters for 10 years on Martha’s Vineyard before entering the teaching profession. He taught high school math for 27 years at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, retiring in 1986. He served as department chairman for most of his years at the high school and as president of the regional High School Teachers Assoc. He was actively involved with the community, serving as secretary of the library, president of the All Island Selectmen’s Assoc., and a member of the finance committee, board of health, zoning committee, and volunteer fire department. In retirement he enjoyed fishing. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Walling Mayhew ’48; three children, including John III ’71 and Deborah Mayhew ’73; three granddaughters; a sister; four nieces; and a nephew. View John and Shirley’s story at www.brownalumnimagazine.com//content/view/2167/40/ or in the BAM, Jan./Feb. 2009, “A Pembroke Romance.”
Ralph L. Kolodny ’44, of Quincy, Mass.; Oct. 18. He was professor emeritus at Boston Univ. He was a director of the department of neighborhood clubs at Boston Childrens’ Services Assoc. for many years and taught social work at both Boston College and Boston Univ. He also helped establish the School of Social Work at Ben Gurion Univ. in Israel. He wrote numerous articles in social work journals. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the National Assoc. of Social Workers, the American Sociological Assoc., and Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by his wife, Vivian; a daughter; a son, Jonathan ’76, ’79 MD; four grandchildren; and a brother.
William A. Reid ’44, of Marion, Mass.; May 9, 2011.
Virginia Lanning Walden ’44, of Richmond, Va.; Jan. 28. She was employed by the U.S. government as a research analyst from 1944 to 1950, after which she taught Latin at Foxcroft Academy in Middleburg, Va., until 1953. She returned to work for the federal government until 1963. She was a former member of the Classical Assoc. of the Middle West and South, the Classical Society of the American Academy in Rome, and Phi Beta Kappa. She was an avid reader and enjoyed traveling. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth; a daughter; and two granddaughters.
Barbara Pierson Grossetete ’46, of Bend, Ore.; Oct. 26. She worked at the American Library for the Blind in Paris during the 1980s. Phi Beta Kappa. She is survived by a daughter and a sister, Virginia Cummings ’42.
Ernest G. Mantz ’46, of Dallas; July 18.
Elliot A. Salter ’46, of Barrington, R.I.; Feb. 3. He practiced intellectual property law in Rhode Island and was the founder of the law firm Salter & Michaelson. He served in the U.S. Naval Reserve. He was a member of Metacomet Country Club. He is survived by a son, two stepchildren, and a brother.
Donald F. Burnside ’47, of San Mateo, Calif.; Jan. 18. He was a retired electrical engineer. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers and had an interest in carpentry and photography. He is survived by his wife, Linda; three daughters; two sons; two stepchildren; 13 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and a nephew.
Jane Raia Fox ’47, of Providence; Jan. 18. She was a homemaker. She is survived by a daughter, two sons, six grandchildren, a great-grandchild, and a cousin.
William Longmuir ’47, of Tallahassee, Fla.; Feb. 14. He had a distinguished career in electrical engineering and computer science, starting at General Electric and over the years working for various companies including Honeywell, Econolite, and Polytech Systems. He retired in 1991 from Computer Automations as director of minicomputer marketing and sales in Dallas. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He received several awards for his accomplishments, most notably the modification of Mexico City’s traffic control system to handle the 1968 Olympics. He was published in numerous magazines including Electrical World, and was recognized as Regional Manager of the Year in 1979. He was a member of Skull Honorary Fraternity and Tau Beta Pi, and served as president of Phi Sigma Kappa. He was also a member of the Brown soccer team, the Oak Run Republican Club, and the Marion County Republican Executive Committee, and was a past elder in the Countryside Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed reading and playing golf. He is survived by his wife, Lou; two daughters; three sons; 12 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and several nieces.
Margaret Hall Middleton ’47, of Port Townsend, Wash.; Aug. 28. She published Soundings Northwest, a fine-arts guide to the Seattle area, until her retirement in 1983. She was active in the Girl Scouts of America and the local chapter of the American Rhododendron Society, and was secretary of the Seattle Pembroke Club. She is survived by four children, five grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Vincent Shogren ’47, of Cortland, Ohio; Jan. 19. He worked as a structural engineer with the Truscon Steel Co. and Campbell Metal Products prior to starting his own business, V.E. Shogren Engineer, in 1953. He retired in 2000. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was an active church member, serving as financial secretary, trustee, deacon, and Sunday school teacher. He was a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the National Society of Professional Engineers, and the Mahoning Valley Society of Professional Engineers. He enjoyed reading, woodworking, bird watching, and sailing. He is survived by his wife, Lois; two daughters; and five grandchildren.
Ross H. Strong ’47, of Simsbury, Conn.; Jan. 21. He was the science department chairman at Hilton High School, N.Y., before moving to Connecticut, where he was a science teacher for more than 25 years at King Philip Middle School and Conrad High School, both in West Hartford. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was an active member of the West Hartford Education Assoc., the Connecticut Education Assoc., and Phi Delta Kappa. He enjoyed the outdoors, cooking and painting. He is survived by a son, two grandchildren, a sister, and several nieces and nephews.
George S. Bogorad ’48, of West Palm Beach, Fla., formerly of Athens, Greece; Jan. 10. He worked as a project analyst for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for 45 years, returning to the United States in 1993. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the American Economic Assoc. He is survived by a daughter, a son, four grandchildren, a sister, and a brother.
Robert B. Britton ’48, of West Trenton, N.J., and Deer Isle, Me.; Jan. 6, of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He held supervisory and management engineering positions in Texas and New Jersey with such companies as Bethlehem Steel, U.S. Steel, Union Carbide, and Rohm and Haas. He retired in 1991 and began a second career with Weidel Realtors, where he qualified several times for membership in the Weidel Million Dollar Sales Club and received recognition for excellence in sales performance and quality customer service. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and after his discharge in 1947 he spent another 23 years in the U.S. Naval Reserve. He was a trustee of the Ewing Township YMCA and the Yardley Methodist Church. He was an active member of the Navy League and the Engineers Club of Trenton, and was a master mason in Mercer Lodge. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; two sons; a sister-in-law; two brothers-in-law; and six nieces and nephews.
James P. Elder ’48, of Barrington, R.I.; Jan. 2. He was a financial analyst with Janney, Montgomery & Scott. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Barrington Yacht Club, the Providence Art Club, and Barrington Congregational Church. He is survived by his wife, Helen; a daughter; three sons; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Jack W. Frankel ’48, of Treasure Island, Fla.; Jan. 13. He was a preeminent figure in public health and medical research for more than 40 years. He is recognized by his peers as a leading authority in medical virology. He published more than 150 scientific reports and wrote chapters on medical virology in six textbooks. He served as founder, director, and past president of the Inter-American Society for Chemotherapy. He was director of the Florida Department of Health’s Tampa laboratory and was the editor-in-chief of the Florida Journal of Public Health. He worked with Dr. John F. Enders and Dr. Jonas Salk. He was a member of the Society of American Bacteriologists and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is survived by his wife, Florence; a daughter; two sons; six grandchildren; a sister; and several nieces and nephews.
John B. Lawrence Jr. ’48, of Redding, Conn.; Dec. 21, following a fall. He began his career as a reporter and writer for daily and weekly newspapers in New Jersey and as an editor and writer for a weekly insurance and business trade journal in New York City. Switching to public relations, he worked at Bell Telephone Laboratories in New Jersey and later in the corporate communications department of General Telephone & Electronics Corp. (GTE), in New York. Following retirement from GTE, he worked as a freelance writer. He was active in the Weston Kiwanis Club and served on the board of the Christian Counseling Center in Norwalk, Conn. He is survived by his wife, Constance; three daughters, including Pamela C. Lawrence Endreny ’86; and seven grandchildren.
Phyllis Fine Weinberg ’48, Providence; Jan. 3. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the League of Women Voters, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Humane Society, and the Museum of Modern Art. She enjoyed quilt making and design, the opera, and reading. She is survived by three daughters; a son; son-in-law Edward Abrahams ’75 AM, ’81 PhD; five grandchildren, including Max Abrahams ’11; a brother, Roy Fine ’44; and nephews Richard Fine ’73 and Robert Weinberg ’74, ’78 MD.
Herbert E. Bonacker ’49, of East Longmeadow, Mass.; July 26. He worked as an electrical engineer for General Electric before founding Connecticut Valley Artesian Well Co. Inc. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Force. He was a member of St. Michael’s Church in East Longmeadow and of the Knights of Columbus. He was an avid Boston Red Sox fan. He is survived by his wife, Audrey; three daughters; two sons; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a brother.
Francis J. Gould Jr. ’49, of Ridgefield, Conn.; Jan. 5. He worked as a mechanical engineer for the Linde Air Products Division of Union Carbide. He retired as an executive manager in 1988. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Silver Spring Country Club of Ridgefield and St. Mary Parish. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; a daughter; two sons; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a sister; his former wife, Audrey Gould; and several nieces and nephews.
Robert H. Koelb ’49, of Naples, Fla.; Jan. 29, after a long illness. He had a distinguished career at Ford Motor Co. in Dearborn, Mich., and later consulted for DeLorean Motors in Coventry, England. During World War II he served as a U.S. Army medic. He enjoyed traveling. He is survived by his wife, Marie; a daughter; two sons; three stepchildren; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Joseph T. Mullen ’49, of Dedham, Mass., formerly of Cranston, R.I.; Feb. 3. He was the retired vice president of the municipal bond department of Citizens Bank in Providence. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Force and was awarded the Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters and the Presidential Unit Citation. He was a member of the BAA, the Brown Faculty Club, the Knights of Columbus, St. Paul Parish in Cranston, and the Municipal Bond Club of Boston, and was a former chairman of the Cranston Committee for Better Schools. He is survived by his wife, Eileen; five children, including Mary Mullen ’81 and Joseph Mullen ’72; 12 grandchildren, including Ciara Glenmullen ’07; a brother, John Mullen ’50; three sisters-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.
Richard B. Armstrong ’50, of Hingham, Mass.; Dec. 15, following a long battle with diabetes and osteoporosis. He had a 39-year career with Chrysler Corp. He retired in 1989. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and subsequently in the U.S. Naval Reserve during the Korean War. He volunteered with the American Diabetes Assoc. He enjoyed sailing and skiing. He was a member of the society of Automotive Engineers, the Engineering Society of Detroit, and Sigma Chi. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; two sons, Frederick ’80 and Walter ’82; daughter-in-law Arden Conover Armstrong ’82; four grandchildren, including Andrew Armstrong ’14; and seven nieces and nephews, including Conrad Armstrong ’90 and Lincoln Armstrong ’88.
Edmund J. Brown Jr. ’50, of Cumberland, R.I.; Feb. 1. He was cofounder and vice president of Crystal Thermoplastics Inc. in Cumberland. He served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Wannamoisett Country Club. He is survived by three nieces and four nephews.
Frank G. DeLuca ’50, of Barrington, R.I.; Sept. 11. Professor emeritus at Brown. He was chief of pediatric surgery at Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital for 36 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard. He served as president of the Providence Medical Assoc. and was a member of the American Medical Assoc., the American College of Surgeons, and the New England Surgical Society, and was an honorary member of the Italian Society of Pediatric Surgeons. He was instrumental in establishing Brown’s pediatric surgical fellowship program, as well as Hasbro’s neonatal intensive care unit and pediatric trauma and intensive care units. He is survived by his wife, Joyce; four daughters, including Francine Soldi ’84 and BetheAnne DeLuca-Verley ’90 MD; a son; 10 grandchildren; a sister; and a brother.
Donald T. Hazard ’50, of Exeter, N.H.; Jan. 15, after a brief illness. He worked for IBM for 34 years, retiring as director of new product development. He served on numerous boards and was most recently president of the United Way in Lebanon, N.H., and the Upper Valley Hostel in Hanover, N.H. He was currently the copresident of the class of 1950. He was an active member of the Church of Christ at Dartmouth and was instrumental in founding Continuing Lifelong Education at Riverwoods. He enjoyed sailing, skiing, and playing golf. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; three sons; two grandchildren; a brother; and a sister-in-law, Cleo Palelis Hazard ’51.
John E. McCaffrey ’50, of Somers, Conn.; Oct. 31, of cardiac arrest. He retired after 40 years at Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. as an executive manager. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. In Somers, he served as a Justice of the Peace, a Republican Town Committee member, and chairman of the Library Board. He was a member of the National Rifle Assoc., the American Legion, and AMVETS. He enjoyed riding horses and was a member of the Reddington Rock Riding Club. He is survived by three sons, eight grandchildren, a sister, and a brother.
Ralph L. Norteman ’50, of North Attleboro, Mass.; Dec. 31. He worked for the former New England Telephone Co. before working for NYNEX and Verizon as an advertising account representative. He retired in 1988. He served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Charles River Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed music and comedy. He is survived by three daughters, a son, two grandchildren, and a brother.
L. Roy Papp ’50, of Phoenix; Dec. 16. He spent 21 years working at the investment counseling firm Stein, Roe & Farnham in Chicago. In 1975 he was appointed U.S. director and ambassador to the Asian Development Bank in Manila and served there for two years. In 1977 he established an investment counseling firm in Phoenix. He served on the board of directors of the Del E. Webb Foundation; was a director and supporter of the Phoenix Art Museum, where he was twice president of the board; and was on the boards of the YWCA and Hadley School for the Blind in Chicago. He enjoyed traveling, animals, and collecting Ming Chinese paintings. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; a daughter; a son, Harry ’76; and two granddaughters.
George F. Tyrrell ’50, of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; Nov. 1, from coronary disease. He was a vice president of corporate advertising for Johnson & Johnson. He retired in 1994. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Army. He was a Brown basketball player. He was vice chair of the Assoc. of National Advertisers Inc., vice chairman of the board of directors of the Advertising Council, and member of the National Advertising Review Board. He is survived by his wife, Joan; three children; and sisters Louise Tyrrell Kaczowka ’40, Elizabeth Tyrrell Donahue ’45, and Ruth Tyrrell Morse ’47; brother-in-law Henry Kaczowka ’40; and nephew Lynn Tyrrell ’77.
Peter C. Morton ’51, of Glen Ellyn, Ill.; Dec. 19. He worked at First National Bank of Chicago during his entire career, retiring as vice president. He was a member of the First Congregational Church in Glen Ellyn. He enjoyed jazz music and cruising. He is survived by a daughter, three sons, a stepdaughter, two granddaughters, five step-grandchildren, a step-great-grandson, and his former wife, Ruth Minter.
Pasquale Panaggio ’51, of Towson, Md.; Oct. 16, of cancer. He worked as the administrator of income maintenance for the Maryland department of human resources from 1965 to 1989. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He volunteered at the Franciscan Center in Baltimore and with the National Federation of the Blind. He was a member of numerous Italian cultural organizations and an active member of the American Friends of Lafayette, the American Legion, and Cooley’s Anemia Foundation of Maryland. He enjoyed traveling and was proud to have visited all 50 states. He is survived by his wife, Arline; a daughter; a son; a stepson; two step-daughters; and 11 grandchildren.
Francis A. Smith Jr. ’51, of Marlborough, Mass., formerly of Lancaster, Va.; Jan. 25. After four years at the Atlantic Refining Co. and three years at Hardware Mutual Insurance Co., he spent 24 years at The Hartford, where he worked as a safety engineer. He retired in 1985. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force and received numerous medals, including the Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal, and the American Campaign Medal. He was most proud of building a 19-foot mahogany boat that he and his family enjoyed on regular vacations to Lake George, N.Y. He is survived by two daughters, six grandchildren, and a sister.
Robert Dozier ’52, of Beverly Hills, Calif. and Edgartown, Mass.; Jan. 6, after a long illness. He was an award-winning screenwriter. He wrote and produced motion pictures and television, including the 1963 film The Cardinal and the TV series Harry-O. He produced and wrote scripts for the big screen and for television series on ABC and CBS. While stationed in Germany with the U.S. Army, he made documentary films for the Signal Corps. He was the recipient of a Christopher Award. He was actively involved with the Writer’s Guild. He is survived by his wife, the actress Diana Muldaur; three sons; a sister; a stepmother; a stepsister; and several nieces and nephews.
Martin L. Erickson ’52, of Hilton Head, S.C.; Dec. 24, from Parkinson’s disease. From 1953 to 1988 he worked for Bulkley Dunton, an affiliate of International Paper Co., in New York City. He enjoyed playing golf. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; a daughter; and a son-in-law.
Paul F. Ferrari ’52, of Hobe Sound, Fla., formerly of Danvers, Mass.; Dec. 19. He worked for Arthur Anderson as a CPA and then joined Thermo Electron Corp., where he worked for 30 years, retiring as vice president and treasurer. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Navy. He sat on the boards of several corporations and served as treasurer of the Calvary Episcopal Church in Danvers, the Unity Church of Jenson Beach, Fla., and the German American Club of Hobe Sound. He also volunteered with Meals on Wheels. He is survived by his wife, Ilse; two daughters; seven grandchildren; brother Henry Ferrari ’50; and several nieces and nephews, including Carla Ferrari ’82.
Val Shea Greenfield ’52, of Cherry Hill, N.J.; Mar. 16, 2011.
Carolyn Hamond Merriam ’52, of Pittsford, N.Y.; Dec. 14. She worked for more than 10 years for the state of New York as an adoption and foster care social worker. She later worked as a clinical social worker and supervisor in the PICU unit of Strong Memorial Hospital. She was a 40-year member of Third Presbyterian Church in Rochester and served as a deacon for eight years. She enjoyed quilting and writing. She is survived by her husband, Charles ’53; a daughter; a son, Stephen ’79; three grandchildren; and a sister.
Leonard J. Panaggio ’52, of Newport, R.I.; Feb. 1. He was editor and publisher of the Newport Topic, a weekly newspaper, and he was director of public relations at Old Sturbridge Village before becoming chief of Rhode Island’s tourism promotion division, a position he held for more than 30 years. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was a member of the Preservation Society of Newport County and an active member of several professional organizations and numerous historical and civic groups. He lectured and wrote articles about New England history. He is survived by his wife, Monique; a daughter; a son; three granddaughters; a sister; and several nieces and nephews.
Jean O’Brien Paquette ’52, of Longmeadow, Mass.; Feb. 9. She was a homemaker. She was an avid reader. She is survived by her husband, Charles; eight children; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Arthur Stein ’52, of New York City; Feb. 2. He was the founder and president of Carrier Container Corp. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Army. He was a lifetime member of the Art Students League of New York, a former member of the board of trustees of the Art Barge at the Victor D’Amico Institute of Art in Amagansett, and a member of the Society of Industrial Packaging and Materials Handling Engineers. He was an international competitive backgammon player and enjoyed painting and reading. He is survived by his wife, Jane; a daughter; a son; four grandchildren; and a brother.
Lawrence J. Clipper ’53, of West Palm Beach, Fla.; Jan. 22. He was emeritus professor of English literature at Indiana Univ. at South Bend. He previously taught at Dickinson College in Pennsylvania and Ball State Univ. in Indiana. He retired in 1994. He published several scholarly works on G.K. Chesterton. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his wife, Patricia, and two daughters.
Lawrence Y. Goldberg ’53, of Tiburon, Calif.; Jan. 29, of cancer. He was an attorney and a political/Jewish activist. He worked as a tax lawyer, then at his father’s toy company, and finally on more than 50 political campaigns at the state and federal level. He held posts as assistant director of the Federal Preparedness Agency and assistant director of the Community Services Administration, and was a member of the U.S. Commission on International Education and Cultural Affairs at the State Department. He cofounded the Rhode Island Jewish Community Relations Council, served as vice president of the Jewish Federation of Rhode Island, and held national leadership positions with the American Jewish Committee, the Anti-Defamation League, and many other organizations. In 2004 he cotaught a course on elections at the Univ. of San Francisco’s Fromm Institute for Lifelong Learning. He appeared in three documentary films about palliative care. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; a daughter; a son; two stepchildren; and four grandchildren.
Harry E. Jenks II ’53, of Cranston, R.I.; Dec. 18, of stomach cancer. He was employed by the Eastland Property Management Co. He was a 27-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. and received numerous commendations for his service. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; three children; a granddaughter; and a great-granddaughter.
Robert A. Lundin ’53, of Warren, R.I.; Feb. 16, of Alzheimer’s disease. While living in Minnesota, he was vice president of finance and planning for Balspar Corp. For 18 years he lived in Saudi Arabia, where he was chief financial officer for several Saudi/American companies. After retiring he volunteered for the International Executive Service Corps in Kazakhstan, Jordan, and Romania. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by his wife, Carol, of 10 Bagy Wrinkle Cove, Warren 02885; a daughter; two sons, including Stephen ’92; and seven grandchildren.
Robert J. McKenna ’53, of Newport, R.I.; Jan. 15. In addition to being an administrator and teacher at Salve Regina Univ. for 30 years and chairing the New England Board of Higher Education, he was also a former Rhode Island state representative, a state senator, and a former special assistant to Sen. Claiborne Pell. He retired in 1994 as mayor of Newport. He served in the U.S. Army Intelligence from 1953 to 1956. He received several awards, including the 1985 Board of Governors Distinguished Service Award and the 1982 Northeast Rehabilitation Association Outstanding Legislator of the Year Award. He was active in numerous civic organizations, including the United Way, the Rhode Island Independence Commemorative at Newport, the Newport Sierra Club, the Preservation Society of Newport County, the Historic Hill Assoc., the Newport Boys & Girls Clubs, the Newport Tourist Promotion Commission, and the Newport County Arts Council. He is survived by his wife, Mary Jean Kelly McKenna ’53; and seven children, including Margaret McKenna Enkler ’82 and Elizabeth McKenna ’87.
Richard Mendelsohn ’53, of New Castle and Wilmington, Del.; Dec. 27, from lymphoma. He had a career working with commercial artists in New York before opening his art gallery, New Castle Arts, which he ran until 2006. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He enjoyed traveling and spending time with family. He is survived by his wife, Françoise; daughter Lucy Herman ’82; a son; two granddaughters; and a sister, Marguerite Lavin ’57.
James F. Moore ’53, of Vidalia, Ga.; Jan. 25. He worked for the Seaboard Coastline Railroad, managed farming and timber operations, and later established a successful seed and grain company that he oversaw until it was sold in 1983. He was an active member of the Vidalia Rotary Club for 52 years, serving as local president and then district governor. He chaired the Missions Committee of the Vidalia First United Methodist Church and helped establish local chapters of the Salvation Army and Habitat for Humanity, of which he was president. He was also president of the Toombs County Historical Society. He enjoyed traveling. He is survived by his wife, Frances; three daughters; and three grandchildren.
Joyce Mangler Carlson ’54, ’56 AM, of Hamilton, Mass.; Dec. 24, after a long illness. She taught, directed, and performed classical music throughout her career. She was an accomplished harpist, performing with the Rhode Island Philharmonic, and was an accomplished organist and pianist, lending her talent to directing choirs at several area congregations. She was an antiques enthusiast and a hand-crafter of macramé. She is survived by a daughter, a son, four grandchildren, a sister, and two nieces.
Henry F. Izeman ’54, of Bristol, R.I.; Jan. 6. He was a retired physician. He was on the staff of the Miriam and Rhode Island hospitals. He was president of the Miriam Hospital Staff Assoc., clinical associate professor emeritus of Brown Alpert Medical School, and medical director of Oak Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and the Jewish Home for the Aged. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the American Medical Assoc., the American College of Physicians, the American Society of Internal Medicine, and the American Geriatrics Society. He is survived by his wife, Paula Adelson Izeman ’56; a daughter, Susan Izeman Douglas ’81; two sons, including Mark Izeman ’86; and four grandchildren, including Leah Douglas ’13.
John D. Aldrich ’55, of Fort Myers, Fla., formerly of Portsmouth, R.I.; Dec. 25, after a long illness. He was an electronics teacher at Rogers High School in Newport and retired in 1985 as director of the Vocational Technical School there. He served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of St. Columba’s Chapel in Middletown, R.I., and was clerk of the vestry for several years. He was also a member and past president of the Newport County Radio Club and belonged to the Southwest Florida Chapter of the Destroyer Escort Sailors Assoc. He is survived by his wife, Paula; three sons; two granddaughters; a sister; and three nephews.
George W. Kern ’55, of Dayton, Ohio; Jan. 15. He retired with the rank of major after 22 years in the U.S. Air Force and later retired from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, after 20 years of civilian service. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Curtis Kern ’55; two daughters; four sons; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Margaret Going Settipane ’55, of Providence; Dec. 10. She was a homemaker. She was actively involved in Brown affairs, having served as class vice president and on several committees. She is survived by four sons, including Robert ’80 and Russell ’80; 10 grandchildren; and a brother, John Going ’52.
Edward J. Lalumia ’56, of Bronxville, N.Y.; Oct. 27. He was the founder of E. Thomas Lalumia Associates in Manhattan, where he worked as an executive search consultant. He served in both the U.S. Army and Navy. He was a duplicate bridge champion and an avid sports fan. He also enjoyed cooking, playing the clarinet, and animals. He is survived by his wife, Pamela; two daughters; a son; two grandchildren; brother Carl Lalumia ’50; and nephews Scott Doyle ’86 and David Doyle ’87.
Donald W. Bird ’57, of Kernersville, N.C.; Jan. 8. He retired in 2000 from Blue Bell/VF Corp. after 40 years of service. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. He is survived by his wife, Martha; a daughter; two sons; two granddaughters; a great-grandson; a sister; and a brother.
Frances Sammartino Innis ’57, of Providence; Dec. 20. She taught French at Milton Academy in Milton, Mass., and at the Lincoln School in Providence. She retired as the director of admission at RISD. She is survived by her former husband, Peter Innis; a brother, Clark Sammartino ’59; and several nieces and nephews, including Catherine Sammartino ’86.
George F. Riley ’57, of Covesville, Va.; Feb. 15. He retired in 1994 from the U.S. Army Foreign Science and Technology Center, where he received several commendations for his work, including his contribution to the success of Desert Storm. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; two stepsons; and two step-grandchildren.
John J. Bucchiere Jr. ’58, of Topsfield, Mass.; Feb. 3. In 1970 he opened the private practice Associates in Urology, now Urology Consultants of the North Shore. He was a retired captain in the U.S. Air Force. He enjoyed cooking, gardening, astronomy, and photography. He is survived by two daughters, a son, five grandchildren, a sister, and two brothers.
Louise Runk East ’58, of Jupiter, Fla.; Nov. 3, 2010. She taught high school biology and later worked as a licensed nurse in nursing homes. She was a member of the LaPorte Presbyterian Church, the Larimer County Foster Parent Assoc., and the Jupiter Volunteer Ambulance Squad. She was involved with the Girl Scouts of America for 15 years. She is survived by five children, six grandchildren, and two sisters.
John A. B. Riddiford ’58, of State College, Pa.; Feb. 13. He was a U.S. Army career infantry officer and retired with the rank of lieutenant colonel in 1979. He was the recipient of numerous medals, including the Silver Star, the Air Medal, three Bronze Stars, and the Purple Heart. As an assistant professor of military science in the U.S. Army Reserve Training Corps at Penn State from 1969 to 1973, he was the project officer responsible for the success of the army’s pilot Women in ROTC program. Following his military career, he worked in development for the Heritage Foundation, the Rockford Institute, and Grace Lutheran Social Ministries, and as vice president of university relations at Alfred Univ. He was recently employed with Barnes and Noble. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Brown Club of New York City, and Kappa Sigma. An avid reader, he enjoyed sailing, painting, fishing, singing, and playing the guitar. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Shoop Riddiford ’59; three daughters; a son; and two grandchildren.
Reuben I. Weiner ’59, of Ithaca, N.Y.; Dec. 23. He practiced internal medicine in Ithaca from 1964 to 1990. An entrepreneur, he also created Nate’s Floral Estates in 1972 and Family Fun Inc. in 1983. He was active in the Republican Party and local politics. He was a captain in the U.S. Army Reserve. He is survived by his wife, Elline; daughter Karen ’89 and her husband, Mike Brandstein ’88, ’95 PhD; two sons; four step-children; four grandchildren; several step-grandchildren; a brother; and former wife Marta Weiner.
Peter D. Benson ’60, of Sioux City, Iowa; Jan. 1, following a brief illness. He owned and operated Three Rivers Benefit Corp. for more than 30 years. He enjoyed playing golf, fishing, skiing, hunting, and reading. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; a sister; two brothers; a niece; and a nephew.
Edwin H. Paul Jr. ’60, of Norfolk, Mass.; Feb. 7. He was employed for more than 20 years as an engineer, first with Honeywell International and later with Waters Associates in Milford, Mass. After receiving his J.D. from Suffolk Univ., he began a second career with Perkins Smith & Cohen of Boston. At the time of his death, he was employed with Cesari & McKenna LLP, specializing in patent law, trademarks, and patent infringements both nationally and abroad. A sportsman, he excelled at squash, racquetball, and golf and was in the Boy Scouts of America and the Norfolk 4H Club, as well as the music program at King Philip Regional School. He is survived by his wife, Yvonne; five daughters; a son; 11 grandchildren; two sisters; and several nieces and nephews.
William L. Staples ’61, of Chicago; Feb. 6, of cancer. He taught English at Deerfield Academy, in Deerfield, Mass., before earning his MBA and joining Continental Bank in Chicago. During that time he was also a senior lecturer at the School of Banking in Madison, Wisc. His career with Continental spanned three decades until it merged with Bank of America in 1994 and he became executive vice president of Bank of America. After retiring in 1995, he became president of Staples Financial Inc. and director of Astronautics Corp. of America. He was a member of the board of directors of Imperial Home Décor, director of the American Assoc. of Investors, and director of Case Capital Receivables Inc. He is survived by his wife, Margie.
Paul S. Souder Jr. ’62, of Devon, Pa.; Jan. 11. He directed numerous economic, data processing, and logistics analyses in Washington, D.C., for more than 35 years. In 1999 he founded his own consulting company, Paulco Consulting Inc. He is survived by his wife, Rebecca; a daughter; a stepson; a sister; two nieces; and two nephews.
Gordon R. Williams Jr. ’63, of Wayland, Mass.; Feb. 17. He was the former president of Guardian Trust Inc., in Lexington, Mass. He is survived by his wife, Tobey; a daughter; a son; two grandchildren; and a brother, Sidney ’60.
Daniel M. Barraford ’65, of North Barnstead, N.H.; Jan. 19, of cancer. He was an entrepreneur. In 1967 he opened a bus service for college students to travel to and from Boston. In 1978 he started the Center for Computer Education, training the handicapped and unemployed in computer programming. In 1987 he started Our Town Publishing Co. in the New Hampshire Lakes region, publishing phone directories free to all households. And in 1999 he formed Our Town Energy Choice, a fuel cooperative offering New Hampshire senior citizens and families on limited incomes a chance to buy home heating fuels at a discount. He was an avid reader and enjoyed computers, art, opera, and discussions about politics. He is survived by his wife, Cate; a daughter; a son; his mother; two brothers; and several nieces and nephews.
Elizabeth Boteler Calvert ’65, of Alexandria, Va.; Dec. 13. She was the director of administration for the Independent Liquid Terminals Assoc. in Washington, D.C., and cofounder and manager of its international operating conference and trade show for 23 years. She is survived by her husband, John Prokop; two sons; her parents; a stepdaughter; four grandchildren; two sisters; and a brother.
Karen M. Slater ’65, of Westport, Conn.; Jan. 19. She worked for the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, as well as the U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management. She headed the Congressional Affairs Office and later the Intergovernmental Affairs Office. She retired in 2009. She received numerous awards and commendations for her work. She is survived by her companion, Mark Schoenberg; a sister; a brother; and four nephews.
Margaret E. Jacobs ’67, of San Diego; Feb. 8, from breast cancer. She was a social worker. She served with VISTA in Baltimore, then in New York City, and finally in San Diego, where she worked for the YWCA’s battered women’s shelter and at HomeStart. She was involved with the Jacobs Family Foundation and the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation in San Diego, serving as its first executive director and as a member of the board. She sang in the San Diego Choral Club and enjoyed salsa dancing and traveling. She is survived by her mother, two sisters, a niece, and a nephew.
Sandra Gabrilove Saltzman ’70, of New York City; Dec. 24. She served for 18 years in the Manhattan District Attorney’s office and ultimately as deputy chief of the Special Prosecutions Bureau. She was also an instructor at the New York Univ. School of Law. She enjoyed traveling. She is survived by her father, a sister, a brother, a niece, and two nephews.
Warren E. Avis Jr. ’72, of Palm Beach, Fla., and Harbor Springs, Mich.; Feb. 3, of melanoma. He was president and owner of Avis & Avis, P.A., in Palm Beach. He was a supporter of the Boy Scouts of America and a member of the Bath and Tennis Club and the Sailfish Club of Florida. In Harbor Springs, he was a member of the Birchwood Farms Golf and Country Club. He is survived by his wife, Deborah; two sons; his mother; a sister; and two brothers.
Edward C. Olchowski ’73, ’76 MD, of Barrington, R.I.; Jan. 14. He was a primary care physician in the Providence area for more than 30 years and recently joined Anchor Medical. He was a member of the Archaeological Institute of America. He collected Marvel comics and enjoyed sailing and skiing. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie, of 19 Preston Dr., Barrington 02806; a daughter; and a son.
Robert K. Moore ’76, of Mill Valley, Calif.; Jan. 5, from lung cancer. He was a respected sailing journalist and amateur sailor. He was senior editor at Latitude 38. He volunteered on several sailing committees. He was an avid hiker, long distance backpacker, and kayaker, and enjoyed several years of extensive traveling after retirement. He is survived by his wife, Leslie; his mother; a sister, Marnie Moore Young ’77; a brother-in-law, Scott Young ’76; a niece, Katherine Young ’11; and a nephew, Philip Young ’09.
Kello Oh Cho ’79, of Oviedo, Fla.; Jan. 31, from cancer. She is survived by her husband, David Cho ’77; and two daughters.
Alan C. Howard ’81, of Springfield, Mass.; Dec. 30. He was active working for local and state government officials on election and reelection campaigns and other issues relevant to the city of Springfield. He was a representative of the Ward 4 Democratic Committee, active with Arise for Social Justice, and a member of the NAACP, Black Men of Greater Springfield, and Service Employees International Union. He is survived by his close friend, Naia Barros; his mother; his grandmother; and extended family.
Louis A. Schaefer III ’82, of Longwood, Fla.; Jan. 31, after a prolonged illness. He was a senior account executive at Stealthbits Technologies. He was a member of the Brown football team. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen; two daughters; two sons; two sisters; and a brother.
Christopher Callahan ’87, of Belmont, Calif.; Dec. 7. He was a scientist and pathologist at Genentech Inc. He is survived by his wife, Andrea; two sons; his parents; a sister; and a brother.
Richard A. Fordyce ’90, of Austin, Tex.; Dec. 26. He was the research and proposal director for a successful capital campaign to build a new education center for inner-city youth in Portland before receiving his J.D. in 1998. He was a member of the Texas International Law Journal and recipient of the Robert S. Strauss Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Law. In 1996 he served as intern for the Fourth Court of Appeals in San Antonio, Tex., and began his practice as an attorney with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld in Austin. He later joined the Ratliff Law Firm PLLC, where he specialized in commercial litigation and appeals. He wrote numerous legal articles and was named a 2008 Texas Rising Star by Texas Monthly Magazine. A gifted musician and a member of the rock band General Boy, he performed and composed in many different styles. Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by his wife, Emily; his parents; two aunts and an uncle.
Alice Leon Thiessen ’32 AM, of Dunedin, Fla.; May 3, 2011. She retired from Dumont Public Schools as the mathematics department chairperson. She was an avid fly-fisherman as well as a silver life master and member of the American Contract Bridge League. She is survived by a daughter, a son, three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Serge S. Wisotsky ’52 ScM, of Bristow, Okla.; Jan. 27. He worked for General Electric and later assisted in developing the Polaris Inertial Guidance System and was Raytheon’s submarine signal division lead acoustical transducer design engineer. He designed the water hammer pile drive that serves the offshore industry. His last invention involved the safe disposal and long-term storage of high-level radioactive waste. He was a veteran of the U.S. Naval Reserve. He enjoyed playing the clarinet and was a member of several marching, community, and fraternal bands. He is survived by his wife, Marion; a daughter; four sons; 13 grandchildren; and a sister.
Joyce Mangler Carlson ’56 AM (see ’54).
William J. Beckett ’58 AM, ’62 PhD, of South Burlington, Vt.; Jan. 19. He held several different positions over the course of his career. In 1960 he began teaching philosophy at the Univ. of Vermont. In 1975 he and his family moved to Honolulu, where he sold men’s clothing, and in 1990 he moved to Santa Rosa, Calif., to work at a winery, before moving to South Burlington. He enjoyed skiing. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; a son; and two grandchildren.
Nai-Chien Huang ’58 ScM, of Mountain View, Calif.; Jan.15. He was an emeritus professor at the Univ. of Notre Dame, where he taught in the department of aerospace and mechanical engineering for 32 years. He published numerous technical papers and was named a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in 1996. He enjoyed traveling, playing mahjong, and solving Sudoku puzzles. He is survived by his wife, Geraldine; a daughter; a son; six grandchildren; and three sisters.
Robert H. Hamlin ’60 MAT, of Warwick, R.I.; Dec. 17. He taught in the Providence school system before moving to Providence College, where he taught until his retirement. A talented musician, he played at several churches and was named organist emeritus by the Ebenezer Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the Korean War. He is survived by nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Francis J. Wuest ’61 PhD, of Pittsburgh; Jan. 23. He was a professor of psychology and chair of the department of psychology at Lehigh Univ. He later established his own psychology consulting business to provide insight and training in the corporate world, working with companies such as Ford Motor Co. and Miller Brewing Co. He was a member of the American Psychological Assoc., the Eastern Psychological Assoc., and the Society of Engineering Psychologists. He enjoyed cooking, reading, fine wine, and jazz. He is survived by a daughter, three sons, four stepchildren, 14 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Shirley Stevens Mulligan ’65 AM, of Beaufort, S.C.;, formerly of Rumford, R.I.; Dec. 9. She was an English professor at Rhode Island College. She served as director of Christian education at St. Stephen’s Church in Providence. She enjoyed traveling. She is survived by two daughters, two sons, eight grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren.
Cynthia Parry Maddox ’68 MAT, of Chicago; Dec. 2, from complications following liver surgery. She was a docent tour guide for the Chicago Architectural Foundation and secretary of Achievement Awards for College Scientists, but more widely known as the dean of students at Truman College for 33 years. In retirement she volunteered for the National Council of Jewish Women. She is survived by her husband, Michael; two daughters; and two sisters.
Marilyn Pease Barry ’70 MAT, of Old Chatham, N.Y.; Dec. 27, from a cerebral aneurysm. She taught Latin, English, French, and reading. She later was a school psychologist, vice-principal, and principal in the Hudson school district. She retired in 2005 as acting superintendent for the Chatham school district. She acted and sang in various school and community productions and was president of the Columbia County Council on the Arts. She was also an accomplished pianist. She is survived by her husband, Eugene; three sons; a granddaughter; a sister; and two nieces.
Urmilla Belliappa Sundaram ’89 AM, ’97 PhD, of New York City; Jan. 3. She is survived by her husband, Rangarajan; a daughter; two sons; and her father.
Ayodele Jegede ’07 AM, of Liberty Twp., Ohio; Dec. 23. He was attending Chicago-Kent College of Law at the time of his death. He is survived by his parents, a sister, and two brothers.
Edward C. Olchowski ’76 MD (see ’73).
Martin Fischer, of Gillette, N.J., formerly of Riverside, R.I., and McFarland, Wisc.; Dec. 24. He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II, then became the concertmaster and assistant conductor of the Rhode Island Philharmonic. He joined the Brown faculty in 1947, teaching and conducting until his retirement in 1981. Under his tutelage Brown’s orchestra grew from a small student group to a full symphony of 80 members. After retiring from Brown he was the orchestra director and conductor at Lawrence Univ. in Appleton, Wisc., for several years. When his wife became ill, they moved to McFarland, where he volunteered in high school orchestra programs in the Madison area. In 2005 he received the Wisconsin Music Educators Association Community Service Award. In 2006 he moved to New Jersey and worked with the strings program at Watchung Hills Regional High School until May 2011. He is survived by two daughters, including Susan Fischer Jeans ’67; two sons, including Andrew ’84 MD; son-in-law Jonathan Jeans ’67; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. A memorial concert to benefit the Brown Orchestra is being planned at Brown on June 9, 2012, at Grant Recital Hall. For more information on it, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.