V. Edward Perkins ’35, of Ipswich and Melrose, Mass.; Dec. 5. He began his 35-year career as a statistician in Boston and worked in New York City before returning to Boston with John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Co. He retired in 1977. He was a four-term alderman for the City of Melrose and served on the licensing board for an additional 15 years. He was a member of the Melrose Historical Society, the Ipswich Historical Society, the Ipswich Outboard Club, and the First United Methodist Church. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He is survived by a daughter, Virginia Perkins Mamdani ’66; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Esther Kuldin Adler ’36, of Danville, Calif., formerly of Providence; Jan. 20. A homemaker, she was active in Brown affairs and enjoyed flower arranging. She is survived by her daughter, Leona Adler Phillips ’64; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Virginia Parsons Barrett ’37, of Manchester, Conn.; Apr. 6. She worked as a school psychologist for the Providence school department for four years before marrying and becoming a homemaker. An accomplished pianist, she gave lessons for several years. She was a member of the Manchester Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. She is survived by two daughters; son David O. Barrett ’76; and two grandchildren.
Mary Ciciarelli Savio ’37, of Honolulu; Aug. 31, 2011.
Winifred Arens Young ’37, of Beverly, Mass.; Jan. 22. She was a retired elementary school teacher.
William Harrison ’38, of Kingsport, Tenn.; Apr. 8. He was a pathologist at the former Holston Valley Community Hospital and the founder of the first blood bank in Kingsport, now known as the Marsh Blood Bank. In 1959 he established the School of Medical Technology in association with several surrounding colleges. He retired from the Holston laboratory but continued to work part-time as the pathologist at the Lonesome Pine Hospital until 1989. In addition to being the director of the School of Medical Technology, he was on the board of directors for the Community Chest and the Kingsport Symphony and was president of the medical staff at Holston Valley Community Hospital. He served in the U.S. Army as a medical officer. He was a member of the American Society of Clinical Pathology, the American Medical Assoc., and Sigma Xi. He enjoyed traveling, hiking, and the outdoors. He is survived by a daughter, four sons, eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, a sister, and three nieces.
William K. White ’38, of West Suffield, Conn.; Mar. 20. He was a retired district sales manager for ITT Grinnell. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy, earning a Navy Air Medal among many other awards, and attaining the rank of lieutenant commander. He played hockey and baseball while at Brown. He was a member of Prudence Conservancy, the First Church of Christ, and Theta Delta Chi. He enjoyed building furniture, gardening, painting, and writing stories for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is survived by a daughter, a son, four grandchildren, and two great-granddaughters.
Virginia Lacroix Dennis ’39, of East Orleans, Mass., formerly of Madison, N.J.; Mar. 5. She was a homemaker and worked as secretary to the board of education in Harding Township, N.J., and later as assistant comptroller at Drew Univ. before retiring in 1982 to Massachusetts. She enjoyed music and attending performances of the Cape Cod Symphony, as well as traveling, painting, and gardening. She was a member of the Nauset Garden Club and the Nauset Painters Assoc. She is survived by a daughter, two sons, seven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, two sisters, and several nieces and nephews.
Marie Iannucci Sciotti ’39, of Providence; Apr. 3. She was a reference librarian at the Providence Public Library from 1939 to 1950. She was a communicant of St. Pius V Church and a member of the R.I. Chapter of the American Heart Assoc. and the International Women’s Club. She is survived by three daughters, a son, seven grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.
Marguerite Robertson Turner ’39, ’47 AM, of Cranston, R.I.; Feb. 27. She was dean of academic affairs at R.I. Junior College (now CCRI) at its founding in 1964 and was appointed vice president of academic affairs in 1970. She retired in 1976. In 1994 she was inducted into the CCRI Hall of Fame in honor of her contributions to education. Her career also included teaching and counseling at UConn, R.I. College, and in the Warwick, R.I., school system. In retirement she enjoyed gardening. She was a member of the Country Garden Club of Oaklawn, Phi Beta Kappa, and Sigma Xi. She is survived by a stepdaughter and a brother, Frederic Robertson ’50.
Merton C. Barstow ’40, of Arlington, Mass.; Jan. 26. He was a retired director of the office for research contracts at Harvard. A veteran of the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his wife, Pauline; four children, including Howard Barstow ’70; two stepchildren; ten grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
Clifford E. Lathrop ’40, of Vero Beach, Fla.; Oct. 2, 2010. He was a retired stockbroker. He is survived by his wife, Bette.
Richard E. Struble ’40, of Gainesville, Fla., formerly of Fort Lauderdale; Mar. 2. He was a retired life insurance broker. He achieved the distinction of Chartered Life Underwriter and was a life member of the Million Dollar Round Table. During World War II he served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He was a member of the Estate Planning Council of Broward County, Broward Manufacturers Assoc., Rotary International, Broward County Life Underwriters Assoc., Broward County Insurers Assoc., the Ft. Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, and Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by his wife, Ingrid, and two daughters.
Melvin B. Swartz ’40, of Spring Valley, N.Y.; Mar. 9. He was a professor of psychology at Pace Univ. for 44 years and a volunteer psychologist in the East Ramapo school district. In 1975 Pace awarded him the Kenan Trust Outstanding Teaching Award. Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Delta Kappa. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; and two daughters.
George Kennedy ’41, of Arlington, Va.; Oct. 6. He was a retired executive editor of The Kiplinger Letter in Washington, D.C., and a member of the board of directors. He served in the U.S. Navy.
Claire Beaulac Leeds ’41, of Allendale, N.J., and New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; Dec. 10. She is survived by two daughters, a son, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
John R. Mars ’41, of Orlando, Fla.; Aug. 26, 2011. He was a teacher, counselor, athletic coach, academic department chair, and endowed chair holder before being named Culver Military Academy’s 10th superintendent in 1976. At Brown he played baseball and football and earned All-East and All-American honorable mention titles and induction into the Brown Athletic Hall of Fame in 1983. He also served as president of his class. He was a member of Collins-Tasch American Legion and Prince of Peace Catholic Church. He is survived by two sons.
Stella Duff Neiman ’41, of Charlottesville, Va.; June 16, 2011. She was a retired development officer for the College of William and Mary. She is survived by son Fraser ’73.
Artemis Coucouvitis Apostle ’42, of East Hampstead, N.H.; Apr. 14. She was a talented musician and enjoyed gardening. She is survived by two sisters, a niece, and four nephews.
Donald H. Barnes ’42, of Rochester, Mass.; Feb. 17. He was a retired optometrist. During World War II he served in the U.S. Air Force. He was an avid horseman and longtime member of the Exchange Club and the New Bedford Yacht Club. He is survived by two sons, four grandchildren, a great-grandson, four nephews, and a sister.
James A. Hall ’42, of Lutherville Timonium, Md.; Dec. 12. He is survived by his wife, Marie.
John M. Sapinsley ’42, ’70 AM, of Providence; Feb. 29, of cancer. He was the chief executive officer of Carol Cable & Wire Co. After receiving his graduate degree he began a second career as professor of economics at R.I. College, where he was vice president for academic affairs. He retired in 1987. He served 20 years as the executive director of the R.I. Council on Economic Education and was honored when Feb. 5, 1987, was named John Sapinsley Recognition Day in the State of Rhode Island. He was active in the community and sat on several boards, including those of the Miriam Hospital, Roger Williams College, the Small Business Assoc., and the R.I. Expenditure Council. He was a founding director of Common Cause of Rhode Island and president of the Walker’s Pond Conservation Society. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by his wife, Lila; four daughters; nine grandchildren; and a sister.
George B. Flynn ’43, of Farmington, Conn.; Mar. 21. He was employed by Pratt and Whitney Machine Tool Co. in West Hartford and later founded PAMCO, a machine tool company in West Simsbury, Conn. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army. He served as president and on the board of trustees of Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport, Me. In 1992 he donated his waterfront property for the Skoog Memorial Park and Land Trust. He enjoyed sailing on the Connecticut River, collecting models of sailing vessels, and making documentary films, which he used for lectures at schools and retirement homes in the Northeast. He is survived by a sister, a brother, and nieces and nephews.
Dorothy J. MacLennan ’43, of New Haven, Conn.; July 29, 2011. She was a retired consultant in nursing education and former assistant professor and chair of the pediatric nursing program at Yale School of Nursing. She was a member of the American Nurses Assoc. and National League for Nursing.
Rodman S. Moeller ’43, of Roanoke, Va.; Mar. 6. He was an insurance executive for Prudential in Cincinnati and for John Hancock in Boston. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church and Phi Gamma Delta. He enjoyed racquet sports and sailing. He is survived by four sons, four granddaughters, and four great-grandchildren.
Eleanor Wilcox Pietrusza ’43, of Westerly, R.I., formerly of Morristown, N.J.; Feb. 29, after a brief illness. She was a school nurse in the Morris County school district for 25 years. She was a member of the Retired Nurses Assoc., the Westerly College Club, and the Westerly Garden Club. She enjoyed playing golf and bridge, knitting, cooking, and walking on the beach. She is survived by two daughters, a son, three grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
Thomas N. Tamburri ’43, of Sacramento, Calif.; May 11, 2011. He was a retired engineer for the California Department of Transportation.
Charles Nathanson ’44, of East Greenwich, R.I.; Apr.2. He was the president and chief executive officer of Soluol Chemical Co. in West Warwick, R.I., until his retirement in 1997. He was active in local and state politics, serving on the Republican city committee in Warwick and the R.I. Republican Central Committee, as chair for the City of Warwick Board of Canvassers, and as a delegate to the R.I. Constitutional Convention. In 1968 he was elected to the R.I. state senate, where he served two years as deputy minority leader. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the American Cancer Society, the American Assoc. of Textile Chemists and Colorists, the East Greenwich Yacht Club, the Warwick Country Club, and the Quidnessett Country Club, and was on the boards of the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Assoc. and the Kent County Visiting Nurses Assoc. He is survived by his wife, Adelaide; two daughters; two sons; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
Dale L. Bennett ’45, of New York City; May 13, 2011. He was a retired manager for FAO Schwarz. He served in the U.S. Naval Reserve.
Lloyd L. Noyes ’45, of Buffalo, N.Y.; Mar. 29. He was a retired minister. His first pastoral position was associate minister in Lawrence, Massachusetts, followed by positions in New York, New Jersey, and Ohio. He was the executive director of the Peoria (Ill.) Area Council of Churches from 1966 to 1970. In the early 1980s he was named Minister Emeritus of the Good Shepherd Community of Faith Church in Buffalo. He enjoyed bowling, golfing, horseshoes, and crossword puzzles. He is survived by his wife, Doris; three children; three stepsons; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Phyllis Baldwin Young ’45, of Larchmont, N.Y.; Feb. 28, of breast cancer. She worked for Lord & Taylor and as an assistant buyer for Henri Bendel. She was active in numerous local organizations and enjoyed traveling. In 1975 she received a Brown Bear Award. She is survived by her husband, William F. Young, of 24 Howell Ave., Larchmont 10538; son, Andrew B. Young ’87; a daughter-in-law; and three granddaughters.
Thelma Rouslin Isenberg ’46, of Aurora, Colo.; Dec. 9. She is survived by two daughters, two sons, and four grandchildren. She was the president of Meditec Inc.
Robert S. Smith ’46, of Oakville, Conn.; Feb. 23. He was the retired vice president of Seymour Smith & Son. An engineer with knowledge of botany, he developed new gardening tools. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was past president of the Rotary Club and served on the Inland and Wetlands Commission for Woodbury, Conn. He was head deacon for North Congregational Church. He is survived by three sons, four grandchildren, a great-granddaughter, a sister, and a brother.
William H. Metcalf ’45, of Warwick, R.I.; Mar. 4. He worked for 37 years at AMICA Mutual Insurance Co. and retired in 1985 as senior vice president. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was actively involved in the community, including leadership positions with the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, the Providence Advertising Club, the Providence Rotary Club, Junior Achievement of R.I., the Meeting Street School, and the Boy Scouts of America. He was a member of the R.I. Ski Runners Club and the Warwick Country Club, where he was senior club champion. He is survived by a daughter, a son, and two grandchildren.
William F. Ciocys ’46, of San Diego, Calif.; Apr. 7. He was a retired American Airlines pilot. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy and in 1947 he transferred to the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the Lions Club of San Diego, the Mission Bay Yacht Club, and the Long Island Yacht Club. He enjoyed sailing and sports. He is survived by his wife, Betty; her four sons; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
James J. Kelly ’46, of Providence; Jan. 25. He was employed at RISD for 15 years. He retired in 2009. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He is survived by a daughter, two sons, seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Janice F. Wood-Thomas ’46, of Falmouth, Me., formerly of Cumberland, R.I.; Apr. 11, of Alzheimer’s disease. A librarian at Scituate High School, she retired in 1994. She was involved with the R.I. AIDS Quilt Project. She is survived by four daughters, including Pamela Thomas Goucher ’70.
Seymour J. Blutstein ’47, of Santa Barbara, Calif.; July 22, 2011.
Charles C. Heath ’47, of Wauchula, Fla.; Mar. 2.
Melvin H. Kirschner ’47, of Granada Hills, Calif.; Mar. 15, from heart and kidney failure. He was a family physician practicing in the San Fernando Valley for more than 47 years. He wrote All Medicines Are Poison! and Times to Post. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the American Medical Assoc., the California Medical Assoc., and the Los Angeles County Medical Assoc. He was a founding member of Physicians for a National Health Plan and Health Care for All, as well as a member of the Ethical Culture, American Humanists, and Skeptics societies. He enjoyed writing and cruising. He is survived by his wife, Geraldine; three sons; four grandsons; and two sisters.
Irving Morris ’47, of Cheshire, Conn.; Mar. 12. After working at Everybody’s Markets, he bought the company and developed it into a regional supermarket chain before selling the business. He served in the U.S. Navy Reserves. He was an All-American Brown football player. He is survived by three daughters and six grandchildren.
John F. O’Connor ’47, of Cumberland, R.I.; Apr. 7. He was a retired accountant for the State of Rhode Island. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He is survived by a daughter, a son, five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
June Miller Wilbur ’47, of Portland, Ore., formerly of Hingham, Mass.; Oct. 2. She was a docent for the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
Kenneth M. Crowe ’48, of Richmond, Calif.; Feb. 1, of Alzheimer’s disease. He was a nuclear physicist at Berkeley Lab and a professor of physics at UC Berkeley from 1958 to 1991. He coauthored Fundamental Constants of Physics. An accomplished cellist and sailor, he was a member of the Richmond Yacht Club. He is survived by his wife, Penny, of 1336 Pelican Way, Richmond 94801; and six children.
Barbara M. Davis ’48, of Burlington, Mass.; Mar. 19. She was employed by the Cabot Corp. for many years and retired in 1987 as manager of the Technical Information Center. She was a member of the American Chemical Society and the Special Libraries Assoc., and was a representative to the Library Binding Institute. She was active in Republican politics, serving in the Greater Boston Young Republicans and the Brookline Young Republicans, and as treasurer of the Women’s Republican Club of Lexington from 1981 to 1987. She is survived by several cousins and friends.
Anne Swenning Mathews ’48, of Tucson, formerly of Honolulu and Darien, Conn.; Dec. 29, 2010. She worked for Pacific Chemical and Fertilizer Company. She enjoyed ice-skating, dancing, and horseback riding. She is survived by her husband, Richard; a daughter; a son; and a grandson.
Ward C. Willett ’48, of Escondido, Calif., formerly of Providence; Feb. 26. He worked for C.F. Ricketts Co. in Providence before moving to California and becoming a real estate agent in 1970. During World War II he served in the U.S. Infantry. He was a professional artist whose photographs were shown in San Diego galleries. He was a member of Sigma Xi. He is survived by his wife, Joanne; daughter Jincy Willett Kornhauser ’78, ’81 AM; a son; and two grandchildren.
William E. Maloney ’49, of Providence; Apr. 13. He was the owner of both Gilbert & Maloney Architects and Engineers and Gilbert & Maloney Realty Inc. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. An accomplished trumpet player, he entertained at USO events. He served on the Cranston (R.I.) planning commission and on the board of directors for the Cranston YMCA. He is survived by his wife, Ann; two daughters; a son; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Norman S. Mayberg ’49, of Lakewood, N.J.; Oct. 25. He was a retired certified public accountant. He served in the U.S. Navy Reserves. He is survived by his wife, Lila.
Alice I. Tetreault ’49, of Hopewell Junction, N.Y.; June 16, 2011. She was the coordinating instructor of the Rhode Island Hospital School of Nursing before becoming a professor of nursing at UConn.
James T. West ’49, of Rockledge, Fla.; Oct. 18. He was a retired elementary school teacher.
Steven Butcher Jr. ’50, of Swampscott, Mass.; Feb. 17. He was employed at Mitre Corp. for more than 25 years. During World War II he was a chief radio technician in the submarine corps of the U.S. Navy, where he earned a Bronze Star. He enjoyed bridge, golf, and fishing. He is survived by his wife, Irene; two daughters; a son; and seven grandchildren.
David A. Comfort ’50, of Emmaus, Pa.; Nov. 28.
Thomas R. McCleary Jr. ’50, of Grosse Pointe, Mich.; May 8, 2011. He held several senior positions at Uniroyal Tire Co. and retired as vice president after more than 25 years with the company. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was a past president of the East Side Republican Club, a Michigan Republican Party state committee member, and a member of the executive committee of the 13th District. He was also a former member of the U.S. Electoral College. He was involved with several civic organizations and enjoyed sports, especially the Boston Red Sox. At Brown he played on the basketball team. He is survived by his wife, Ann; a daughter; a son; four granddaughters; a sister; and a brother.
Harriet Key Massif ’50, of Vancouver, Wash., formerly of Walpole, Mass.; May 9, 2011. She was a schoolteacher for 25 years. She is survived by a daughter, a son, four grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter.
Robert D. Potthoff ’50, of Dunedin, Fla., formerly of Bath, Mich.; Feb. 28. He is survived by his wife, Judith.
Russell F. Rose Jr. ’50, of Berthoud, Colo.; Mar. 28. He worked at Raytheon in New Hampshire prior to joining IBM in New York and transferring to Colorado. After retiring from IBM he worked as a ranger for Boulder Country Club. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed skiing, bowling, and playing golf. He is survived by two daughters, three grandsons, and a great-granddaughter.
David E. Cohen ’51, of Long Boat Key, Fla.; June 18, 2011. He worked in the leather industry and later was president and owner of North Shore Medical Transcriptions Inc. in Peabody, Mass. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of Temple Emanu-El and a former member of the Boston Yacht Club, both in Marblehead, Mass. He is survived by his wife, Sandra; two daughters; a son; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Donald B. Earl ’51, of Raleigh, N.C., formerly of Ridgewood, N.J.; Mar. 3. He was president of John A. Earl Inc. of Hackensack, N.J. He served in the U.S. Army. He was president of the Hackensack Chamber of Commerce, president of the Ridgewood Country Club, and a trustee at Westside Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife, Janet; two daughters; a son; and nine grandchildren.
James A. Garland ’51, of Mansfield, Mass.; Mar. 27. He was a professor emeritus at BU’s School of Social Work. Past president of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Assoc. of Social Workers, he received its Social Worker of the Year award in 1975. He wrote several articles and books about social work. He was a member of the National Assoc. of Social Workers, the Academy of Certified Social Workers, and the American Group Psychotherapy Assoc. He was a veteran of the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Beverly; a daughter; three sons; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Wallace H. Kirkpatrick ’51, of Boswell, Pa.; Apr. 10. He was a retired executive from Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corp. and one of the principal developers of Shadyside Village. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; a daughter; two sons; eight grandchildren, including Kelley A. Casper ’08; and a sister.
Robert W. Murray ’51 of St. Louis, Mo.; Mar. 13. He was Curators’ Professor Emeritus at the Univ. of Missouri-St. Louis. He joined the UMSL faculty in 1968, after 10 years as a research chemist at Bell Laboratories in New Jersey. He chaired the chemistry department from 1975 to 1980 and was named Curators’ Professor in 1981. Among numerous awards, he received the American Chemical Society St. Louis Award in 1974, the American Chemical Society Midwest Award in 1989, the Univ. of Missouri Presidential Award for Research and Creativity in 1990, the I.H. Weldon Medal of the Canadian Pulp and Paper Assoc. in 1994, and the St. Louis Academy of Sciences Peter H. Raven Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001. He lectured throughout the United States and Europe. He served in the U.S. Navy and then the Naval Reserves, attaining the rank of lieutenant commander. During the 1960s, he was mayor of Warren, N.J. He is survived by his wife, Claire; six children; 15 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
Robert E. Nolan ’51, of Atlanta; Feb. 4, 2011.
Bruce R. Powers ’51, ’65 AM, of North Tonawanda, N.Y.; Apr. 3, after a brief illness. He had a long career in mass communication, working in government, education, and business. He was a radio announcer, a national network television sales representative with NBC, a reporter and cameraman for Movietone News/United Press Association, and a radio cartographer with the U.S. Navy during World War II. From 1963 to 1967 he taught English at Brown, Ryerson Polytechnical Institute in Toronto, and Nazareth College in Rochester, N.Y. He joined the Niagara Univ. faculty in 1967 and was promoted to associate professor of English and communication studies. During his 25 years there, he directed its Film Repertory Center from 1971 to 1992 and founded the Communications Studies Program, which he directed from 1973 to 1987. In 1971 he was the producer and managing director of the International Experimental Film Festival in Buffalo, N.Y. He coauthored The Global Village: Transformations in World Life and Media in the 21st Century. He was a research associate at the Univ. of Toronto’s McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology from 1977 to 1981. He retired from Niagara in 1992. In retirement, he narrated a WNED production of the Niagara Falls documentary Fading in the Mist. He served as a lector, minister, and member of the choir of St. Albert the Great parish. He was also a member of the Modern Language Assoc., the Broadcast Education Assoc., the International Society for General Semantics, the Western New York Audio Visual Assoc., the National Society for Cinema Studies, the American Film Institute, and Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by his wife, Dolores; a daughter; and a son.
Donald E. White ’51, of Steamboat Springs, Colo.; Feb. 25, from Parkinson’s disease. Known to his friends as Whizzer, he was the president of C.D. White Co. for more than 40 years. He served three years in the U.S Army Security Agency. At Brown he was president of the Interfraternity Governing Board for 1950–51, president of Pi Lambda Phi, a varsity football player and later member of the Brown Sports Hall of Fame, and Commencement marshal. He is survived by his wife, Gloria Mason White ’53; five children; and six grandchildren.
William L. deProsse Jr. ’52, of Concord, Calif.; Mar. 9, 2011.
Dana L. Hutchins ’52, of Tulsa, Okla.; Feb. 8. He was employed by Sun Oil Co. in Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, and Oklahoma until his retirement in 1985. He served in the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Elaine; a daughter; two sons; and two grandsons.
Robert C. Savery ’52, of South Weymouth, Mass.; Mar. 16. He was a longtime sales manager for S.H. Couch Co. and Fenwal Inc. He was a member of the Freemasons and the Weymouth Elks, and director and life member of the Plymouth Country Club. He enjoyed playing golf. He is survived by his wife, Jean; two daughters; three sons; ten grandchildren; and two sisters.
William R. Comer ’53, of Fort Myers, Fla.; Aug. 28, 2011.
Robert D. Eiseman ’53, of Thiensville, Wisc.; June 6, 2011. He was president of Florence Eiseman Inc., a manufacturer of children’s clothing. He was actively involved in community organizations and served as president of the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra, past president of Family Services of Milwaukee, vice president of the Milwaukee Jewish Council for Community Relations, past president of Congregation Sinai, and a board member of the Urban Day School and the Milwaukee Jewish Foundation. He enjoyed playing tennis and traveling.
William B. Millman Jr. ’53, of Houston; Dec. 18. He owned Golfset, a repairing and custom-modifying golf club business. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. Actively involved in both golf and squash, he competed and was president of the Men’s Golf Assoc. at Hearthstone Country Club, and founder and president of Houston Squash Racquets Assoc. He is survived by his wife, Lu; two daughters; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Jerome D. Bernstein ’54, of Carlsbad, Calif.; Dec. 5.
Daniel J. Cardozo ’54, of Westport, Mass.; Apr. 11. He was a retired electrical engineer for the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport and also McLaughlin Research in R.I. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Grace Church, Westport. He is survived by his wife, Emelda; seven children, including Thomas ’73 and John ’78; nine grandchildren; and a sister.
Alfred M. Casazza ’54, of Little Neck, N.Y.; Feb. 1, 2010. He was a retired vice president for Moody’s Investors of New York. He was a longtime volunteer at Old Bethpage Restoration, Old Westbury Gardens, Winthrop Univ. Hospital, and Raynham Hall Museum. He is survived by two daughters, four grandchildren, a sister, and former wife Elizabeth Casazza.
Domenick C. LaPollo ’54, of Lindenwold, N.J.; Mar. 21; He was a retired manager of Charlie’s Service Center. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Army. He is survived by three daughters, two grandchildren, a great-granddaughter, two sisters, a brother, and several nieces and nephews.
Charles W. Swanson ’55, of Oconomowoc, Wisc.; June 8, 2011. He was a retired program manager and safety consultant for the state of Wisconsin.
Constance Paulson Wilson ’55, of Murrells Inlet, S.C.; June 5, 2011. She was a retired employee of Brook Green Gardens.
Susan Brightman Baird ’56, of Higganum, Conn.; July 23, 2011.
Hugh B. Cameron ’56, of Avon, Ohio; Oct. 24. He is survived by his wife, Jane.
Nicholas J. Capozzoli Jr. ’56, of Marina Del Rey, Calif., formerly of West Nyack, N.Y.; Jan. 21. He was a partner at Mudge, Rose, Guthrie, Alexander & Ferdon for more than 25 years and headed the firm’s public finance law department. He served as bond counsel to many states and public agencies throughout the U.S. He retired from the firm in 1995. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the New York State Bar Assoc. and Kappa Sigma, where he served as president his senior year. At Brown he was an executive board member of the Brunavians Club, the Classics Club, and the Sphinx Club. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne; a daughter; a son; a granddaughter; and a sister.
Joseph R. Debbs ’56, of Jupiter, Fla., formerly of Plymouth, Mass., and Spring Lake, N.J.; Feb. 27. He worked in institutional sales at Merrill Lynch in Manhattan for 16 years prior to founding a temporary services company, Integro Resources. He retired in 2001. He served on the New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and past president of Delta Kappa Epsilon. He enjoyed gardening and playing golf at the Spring Lake Golf Club, where he was a member for more than 40 years. He also was a member of the Coral Beach Club in Bermuda and Jonathan’s Landing Golf Club in Jupiter. He is survived by his wife, Lynn; three daughters; a son; two stepdaughters; 12 grandchildren; and a brother.
Earl D. Hamilton ’56, of Bristol, R.I.; Feb. 20. He was a sales executive of BMCO Industries of Cranston, R.I., and a former president of Freeman Corp. of Foxboro, Mass. He was a member of the Barrington Yacht Club, Herreshoff Marine Museum, and St. John’s Episcopal Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his wife, Janet; three sons; three stepsons; nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; and a brother.
Gary O. Prescott ’56, of Newport, R.I. and Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; Apr. 10. He practiced orthodontics in Providence for several decades. He was vice president of the R.I. Assoc. of Orthodontists. He enjoyed playing golf and had an appreciation for music and art. He is survived by a daughter; two sons, including Jon ’90 MD; six grandchildren; and a brother.
Anne Wivel Buck ’57, of Chester Springs, Pa.; Feb. 29. She was a homemaker who later worked part-time in real estate and accounting for several businesses. She volunteered for a variety of local organizations and served as chairwoman of many fundraising events. She is survived by six children, 18 grandchildren, and a brother.
Bruce M. Carpenter ’57, of Quincy, Mass.; Oct. 20.
Ronald A. Haverl ’57, of Andover, Conn.; Nov. 3, of pancreatic cancer. After working for several large companies, in 1961 he became an entrepreneur, starting four high-technology companies in succession. His fifth was under way at the time of his death. He was a past chair of the Andover Board of Finance and the Board of Education for Connecticut Regional School District #8. He is survived by his wife, Julia; daughter, Christina Haverl Tamburro ’87; son, Carl Haverl ’87; and three grandchildren.
Charles E. Taylor ’57, of Potomac, Md.; Feb. 24. He had a 27-year career at IBM. Following his retirement, he ran a Washington, D.C., consulting firm specializing in global organizational development and management. His honors and awards included the Unsung Hero Award for his diligent and groundbreaking work with Africare, and the Business Roundtable Award for his contributions to the role of business in education reform. A former Brown football player, he was also a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the board of directors of the National Center for Neighborhood Enterprise; a charter member of Sigma Pi Phi; and a member of Alpha Phi Alpha. He is survived by his wife, Ferne; a daughter; three sons, including Gordon ’86 and Bruce ’86; and four grandchildren.
Sally Fusco Gogin ’58, of Torrance, Calif.; Jan. 2, 2011. She was a librarian at Los Angeles Harbor College. She is survived by two daughters.
Valvo Raag ’58, of Vassalboro, Me., formerly of Lincoln, Mass.; Aug. 17, 2011. He was vice president of ThermoTrex Corp. in Waltham, Mass.
Curtis M. Menke ’59, of Smyrna, Tenn.; Mar. 26. He was a retired engineer with General Electric and was formerly employed at Middle Tennessee Christian School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He is survived by four sons and three grandchildren.
Frank M. Gray Jr. ’60, of Locust Dale, Va.; Mar. 12. He was a trust officer for National Savings and Trust Bank in Washington, D.C., before retiring to his family home in Madison County, Va,. He is survived by his wife, Beverly; and several nieces and nephews.
Dirk T. Held ’60, ’72 PhD, of Westerly, R.I.; Mar. 19, from a cerebral hemorrhage. He joined the faculty of Connecticut College in 1971 and held the title of Elizabeth S. Kruidenier Professor of Classics until his death. He chaired the classics department for 32 years. He published more than 100 papers. In 2007 he received the Helen B. Regan Faculty Leadership Award. He served as secretary and presiding officer of the Ariston Club of New London and was a trustee for the Pine Point School in Stonington, Conn. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; two daughters; two grandsons; and a brother.
Jean A. Limber ’60, of Rockport, Mass.; June 20, 2011.
Alan J. Parker ’62, of Boynton Beach, Fla.; Oct. 19. He is survived by his wife, Ann.
Carl F. Moslener ’62, of Pennington, N.J.; Dec. 13. He was a retired Eastern Air Lines pilot. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his wife, Janet.
Sherry Kay Miller ’63, of St. Louis, Mo.; May 29, 2011. She is survived by her husband, Ben Miller ’62; three children, including Leigh Miller ’87 and James Miller ’85; and eight grandchildren.
Mary Carlisle Schultheis ’63, of Bangor, Me., formerly of Anchorage, Alaska; Apr. 4, from lymphoma. She worked for the Central Intelligence Agency and the U.S. Department of Transportation in Washington, D.C., until 1974 when she moved to Anchorage. For more than 20 years she worked in and consulted for municipal government agencies across Alaska. In 1998 she moved to Bangor and became involved in the community, serving on the boards of the Hudson Museum and the Bangor Museum and History Center. She was a member of the Bangor Women’s Investment Club and enjoyed knitting, playing bridge, and traveling. She is survived by a daughter, a son, three grandchildren, and a brother.
Carl R. Hendrickson ’64, of Atlanta; Sept. 7. He was an assistant professor of psychology at Spelman College in Atlanta.
Douglas K. Nelson ’64, of Glen Head, N.Y.; Feb. 23. After working at the consulting firm of McKinsey & Company for several years, he started his own firm, specializing in marketing and strategic planning for sports and the film industry. He was cocaptain of Brown’s baseball team and continued to play baseball, softball, and golf for many years. He was a member of the board of directors of Hospital Audiences Inc. He is survived by his companion, Suzanne Cadgene; a sister; three cousins; a niece and a nephew.
James R. Herington ’65, of Phoenix; Nov. 3. He was a self-employed certified public accountant. He served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Arizona Society of CPAs. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; two stepchildren; two step-grandchildren; and a brother.
Ann Sherman-Skiba ’66, of Wilmington, N.C.; Mar. 23. She had a long career in retail store and executive management with the Elizabeth Arden Co., including a position as European project manager after her move to Germany in 1984. In 1993 she joined the German software company CSK. She retired in 2005 as the German-based administration manager and moved to Wilmington, N.C, There, she worked at the Univ. of North Carolina, where she served on the Board of Visitors from 2004 to 2011. She also created two endowments at the university and sponsored a lecture series now in its tenth year. She served on the university’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute advisory board and the membership and outreach committees. The university’s alumni council honored her with its 2012 Citizen of the Year award. A member of the Cape Fear Jazz Appreciation Society, she published its monthly newsletter. She was a trustee of the Louise Wells Cameron Art Museum and was secretary of the local chapter of the Wilmington United Nations Assoc. She is survived by a brother and several nieces and nephews.
Christopher C. Thomae ’66, of Norwich, Vt., formerly of Attleboro, Mass.; Mar. 28.
Jane E. Warman ’66, of Houlton, Me.; Feb. 5.
CORRECTION: Due to an administrative error, an obituary was published in the July/August print BAM for Patrick M. McCarthy ’71. Mr. McCarthy is alive and well and living in Gaithersburg, Md.
Kimberly Witsman Kirklin ’72, of Indianapolis; Jan. 13. She was retired from the Federal Civil Service, having worked in the education service department for many years at Fort Benjamin Harrison. She ended her career at Naval recruiting in Indianapolis. She enjoyed all sports, especially tennis and golf. She is survived by her husband, Daniel; a daughter; her mother; brother Tim Witsman ’65; and nine nieces and nephews.
Benjamin S. Morris ’73, of North Haven, Conn.; Feb. 29, from prostate cancer. He founded Redstone Development in 1993 and Lienfactors in 2005. He is survived by his wife, Kim; two daughters; three sisters; a brother; and four nieces.
Susan Jaffee ’74, of New York City; Mar. 10. She is survived by her mother.
Glenn G. Marinelli ’74, of Tracys Landing, Md; Oct. 25, from colon cancer. He was an otolaryngologist. He joined the staff of Calvert Memorial Hospital in 1984 and practiced there for more than 20 years. He served as president of the Calvert County Medical Society and was a physician advisor to the case management office at CMH. He was a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is survived by his wife, Jodie and two daughters.
Lisa Bisgyer Dale ’75, of Bethesda, Md.; June 9, 2011, from complications of a heart attack. She was an architectural consultant to Scenic Hudson, Inc. in New York and former associate curator of the Architectural Archives of the Univ. of Pennsylvania. She is survived by her husband, Gordon, and two children.
Claudia J. Lewis ’78, of Santa Fe, New Mex.; Feb. 23, of cancer. She was a seismic geologist. After college, she led courses for the Southwest Outward Bound School and the Santa Fe Mountain Center. A job at Shelton Energy Research encouraged her to pursue a doctorate in geology. In 1994 she received a Fulbright student grant to study tectonic processes in the Spanish Pyrenees at the Universidad de Barcelona, and in 2000 a Fulbright Senior Scholar Grant enabled her to continue to study the Pyrenees, this time at the Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain. From 1996 to 2009, she was a postdoctoral fellow and then a member of the technical staff at Los Alamos National Labs, where most recently she led the seismic hazards geology team in the Earth and Environmental Sciences Division. A strong proponent of women in science, she mentored young scientists and served on the boards and committees of the Geological Society of America, the New Mexico Assoc. of Women in Science, and the Assoc. of Women Geoscientists, and the Fulbright Foundation. She was founding member of the Pajarito Environmental Education Center in Los Alamos. She is survived by her husband, Tim Johnson; her parents; two sisters; two brothers; and several nieces and nephews.
Genevieve Overholser ’86, of New York City; Feb. 8, from a brain aneurism. She had a 25-year career in luxury brands merchandising, including Bottega, Fendi, and Judith Ripka. She enjoyed designing and making jewelry. She is survived by her parents, Annie and Winfred Overholser, of 175 East 79th St., N.Y. 10075; a sister; a brother; and five nephews.
Gary S. Tell ’89, of Washington, D.C.; Nov. 17. He was a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of O’Melveny & Myers LLP. He is survived by his wife, Julia; his father; a sister; a brother; and four nieces and nephews.
Josephine Nicholls Hughes ’41 PhD, of Columbia, S.C.; Mar. 8. She was a research librarian at Yale and Georgetown universities. She is survived by four children, including Winifred Hughes Spar ’73 AM, ’76 PhD; a son-in-law, Fredrick J. Spar ’80 PhD; eight grandchildren, including Brendan Crill ’95; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Marguerite Robertson Turner ’47 AM (see ’39).
Alfred E. Bakanowski ’48 ScM, ’54 PhD, of Reading, Pa.; Apr. 3. He worked as a research and development department head for Bell Laboratories for 30 years. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Berks County Camera Club and a commander in the Schuylkill River Power Squadron. He is survived by two daughters, six sons, 22 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren.
John W. McCrary ’52 ScM, ’61 PhD, of Rochester, N.Y.; Mar. 18, of Parkinson’s disease. He worked as a senior staff scientist at the Eye Research Foundation of Bethesda, Md., and as an assistant professor in the psychology department at Dartmouth until 1974, when he became a research associate in the brain and cognitive science department at the Univ. of Rochester. He retired in 1992. He served in the U.S. Air Force. He published more than 20 papers in scientific journals. He was a member of the American Statistical Assoc., the American Psychological Assoc., and the American Psychological Society. He is survived by his companion, Dean Froehlich, of 2500 East Ave. #1P, Rochester 14610; and three nephews.
Roger C. Van Tassel ’56 PhD, of Worcester, Mass.; Mar. 23. He taught economics at Clark Univ., in Worcester, Mass., for 42 years, retiring as professor emeritus. He was department chair for 21 years and also directed Clark’s Institute of Economic Studies, the summer school, and the evening college. He was a consultant to the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston and a member of the research advisory committee of the New England Council for Economic Development. Visiting professorships took him to UCLA; the Univ. of Leuven, in Belgium; the Univers de Trier at Trier, in Germany; and the Italian branch of Johns Hopkins in Bologna, Italy. He wrote the textbook Principles of Economics: A Core Approach, and coauthored many articles, including a column on economics for the Worcester Telegram and Gazette. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was active in civic affairs and was moderator of the First Unitarian Church on Court Hill in Worcester. He enjoyed gardening. He is survived by his wife, Grace; a daughter; a granddaughter; a brother; and 12 nieces and nephews.
Luigi Giacometti ’62 ScM, ’64 PhD, of Rockville, Md.; Oct. 9. As a biologist he had a 28-year career at the National Institutes of Health. During World War II he was part of the Italian resistance. He immigrated to Rhode Island, where he worked at Providence Lying-In Hospital and did his graduate work in biology at Brown. He began studying Langerhans skin cells at the Oregon Regional Primate Research Center and later was an associate professor of dermatology at the Univ. of Oregon Medical School and scientific director of the Oregon Zoology Research Center. In 1972 he joined NIH, where he directed the Extramural Corneal Disease and Cataract Program at the National Eye Institute from 1973 until 1977. In 1977 he became chief of the visual sciences study session at the Division of Research Grants, and then chief of the Center for Scientific Review. He wrote several books and articles on religion, politics, art, and science. He was a member of Parliamo Italiano and taught courses in Italian on Italian art. He is survived by his wife, Filippina; two daughters; and two grandchildren.
DeeWitt C. Evans ’64 MAT, of Memphis; Apr. 4, of cancer. He was a retired financial advisor for Park Avenue Securities. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was an active sportsman and volunteer, as well as a choir member and Sunday school teacher at Christ United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Diane; two daughters; a son; nine grandchildren; a brother; a niece; and two nephews.
Jutta S. Leheis ’65 AM, of Bethlehem, Pa., formerly of Herrnhut, Germany; Mar. 10. She was a professional translator, interpreter, and aide-de-camp for the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, Calif. She taught at Boston Univ., Heidelberg College, and Amherst. She was a member of Central Moravian Church in Bethlehem and was active with the Moravian Archives and the Moravian History Society.
Richard A. Orlando ’65 MAT, of Hopkinton, Mass.; Mar. 2, after a brief illness. He was a guidance counselor, financial manager, and school psychologist in Stow, Mass.; Kingston, N.Y.; and Newport, Me. After retiring to Cape Cod in 2002, he started a DJ company, Bayside Soundscape. He enjoyed gardening, bicycling, music, art, history, and reading. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen; three children; seven grandchildren; a sister; three brothers; and 12 nieces and nephews.
Bruce R. Powers ’65 AM (see ’51).
Charles E. O’Loughlin ’66 MAT, of Allentown, Pa.; Mar. 4. He was a history teacher at Cranston East High School in Rhode Island, then moved on to college administration, serving as a dean of continuing education at Salve Regina College, Kutztown Univ., and the Univ. of Virginia at Abingdon before retiring in Allentown. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves. He was an avid Red Sox fan and a naval history enthusiast. He is survived by daughter Kristen O’Loughlin Daniel ’92; son-in-law Jeffrey Daniel ’91; a son, four grandchildren, a sister, and his former wife, Catherine M. Thomson ’69.
Robert A. Weeks ’66 PhD, of Maryville, Tenn.; Apr. 10. A research scientist in solid-state physics, he specialized in the field of glass science. He spent 33 years at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, retiring in 1984. He then became a research professor at Vanderbilt Univ., retiring in 1999 as emeritus research professor. The recipient of numerous awards for his contributions to the field of glass science, he was associate editor of the Journal of Geological Research and editor of the Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids. He was a principal investigator in NASA’s lunar materials research program and co–principal investigator for the Smithsonian Institute’s expedition to the Libyan Desert Glass site in Western Egypt. He chaired four international conferences and served on the international advisory committees of many international conferences in the field of glass science. He is survived by his wife, Jane; a daughter; two sons; three grandsons; and a sister.
Anna Jean Carroll Scott ’67 MAT, of Merrickville, Ontario, Canada; Feb. 26. She was a retired biology teacher and former headmistress of The Study, a private girls school in Quebec, from 1970 to 1983. Phi Beta Kappa. She is survived by a daughter, three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and a niece.
Doris Baker Griscom ’68 PhD, of Norwich, Conn.; Oct. 26. She was a sociology instructor at the Univ. of Texas before becoming chair of the sociology department at Eastern Connecticut State Univ. She enjoyed traveling and painting. She was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Norwich. She is survived by three daughters, four grandchildren, and two nephews.
John M. Sapinsley ’70 AM (see ’42).
Dirk T. Held ’72 PhD (see ’60).
David V. Wiltschko ’74 ScM, ’78 PhD, of College Station, Tex.; Mar. 2. He was a professor at the Univ. of Michigan and then moved to College Station in 1984 as a professor of geology at Texas A&M. During that time he was director of the Center for Tectonophysics and held the endowed Halbouty Chair in geosciences. He was involved in several professional geology organizations and consulted to oil companies worldwide. He mentored numerous graduate students. He enjoyed photography, fly-fishing, hiking, camping, woodworking, gardening, and cooking. He is survived by his wife, Sherry; two children; a sister; and two brothers.
Jung-Il Lee ’79 ScM, ’86 PhD, of Seoul, South Korea; Mar. 24.
Luis E. Astudillo ’93 AM, of Providence; Dec. 18, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Ana.
Nelson Fausto, of Seattle, Wash.; Apr. 2, of multiple myeloma. After performing postdoctoral research on liver regeneration at the Univ. of Wisconsin at Madison, he joined the Brown faculty in 1967 as assistant professor of medical science. He initiated the research program studying liver regeneration. In 1983 he became founding chair of the department of pathology and laboratory medicine at Brown and later Brown’s Asa Messer Professor. He received numerous teaching awards and published more than 200 research papers. He was coeditor of the textbook Pathologic Basis of Disease and The Liver: Biology and Pathobiology. In 1994 he joined the Univ. of Washington School of Medicine as chair of the department of pathology. He was president of the American Society of Investigative Pathology (ASIP) and founding editor of the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics. He served as editor-in-chief of ASIP’s American Journal of Pathology. In 2010 he received ASIP’s Gold-Headed Cane award. He was interested in Native American art, gardens, and sculptures, as well as reading, listening to all styles of music, and photographing birds. He is survived by his wife, Ann De Lancey; two brothers; a niece; and five nephews.
Rege Vishram, of Smithfield, R.I.; Feb. 6, of liver disease. In 1965 he was instrumental in the development of the department of oncology at R.I. Hospital, where he worked for 35 years. He was a professor emeritus at Brown and a mentor to many medical students. After retiring in 2000, he worked as a senior physician at Hematology and Oncology Associates of R.I. He enjoyed photography, especially working in his own darkroom, as well as woodworking, kayaking, collecting animal figurines, and the New England Patriots. He is survived by his wife, Lalita; three children; and six grandchildren.