Albert E. Farwell ’35, of Oakton, Va.; Mar. 29. After working in several U.S. government agencies, including the Foreign Trade Foundation, the Department of Commerce, the Economic Cooperation Administration, and the International Cooperation Administration, he formed his own consulting company, Alphi Associates. He consulted on vector-borne disease control and economic planning and administration in several countries. He was twice nominated for the Rockefeller Public Service Award and received many other honors, including the Meritorious Service Award from ICA. He is survived by his wife, Gertrude; a daughter and son-in-law; and two sons, including Bruce ’63.
Morton Bedrick ’39, of Boynton Beach, Fla., formerly of Waterford, Conn.; Dec. 28. He was a retired ophthalmologist. He was chief of the ophthalmology department at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Pawcatuck, Conn., and cofounder and president of the Thames Eye Group in New London. He was a member of the American Medical Assoc. and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is survived by his wife, Helen; daughter Linda Paulding ’66; two sons, Ronald ’69 and Jon ’70; six grandchildren, including Samantha Schreiber ’92, Danielle Schreiber ’95, Amanda Schreiber ’95, and Zachary Schreiber ’95; four great-grandchildren; two sisters; and several nieces and nephews, including Marjorie Bedrick Tarkow ’68 and Joshua Fischer ’10 MD.
Estelle Pierce Dow ’39, of Windham, Me.; May 23. She worked as a laboratory technician before becoming a middle school teacher in the Taunton and Dighton (Mass.) public schools. She retired from teaching in 1970. She enjoyed painting, flower arranging, crossword puzzles, and swimming. She is survived by a daughter, a son, three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Rudolf A. Jaworski ’40, of Pawtucket, R.I.; Apr. 18. He was a pediatrician for 54 years, serving as a school physician for 15 years and chief of pediatrics at Memorial Hospital for 10 years. During World War II he was a captain with the U.S. Army Medical Corps. He cochaired statewide campaigns to immunize school age children against polio and measles. He was a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the R.I. Medical Society, and the Memorial Hospital Medical Society, and past president of the R.I. Polonia Scholarship Foundation and the former Holy Name Society of St. Joseph’s Church. He is survived by his wife, Gladys; a daughter; three sons; 11 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Ray V. Manfredi ’40, of New York City; May 7. He was a retired attorney. He is survived by a son.
Robert P. Fallon ’41, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., formerly of Westport, Conn.; Nov. 4. He worked for Citibank in New York City, retiring as a senior vice president after many years. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed playing bridge and swimming. He is survived by a brother, Richard Fallon ’45, and several nieces and nephews.
Robert F. Rapelye ’41, of Rumford, R.I.; May 8. He was a self-employed photographer. While serving in the U.S. Army Air Force, he became a photographic reconnaissance interpreter in England and Germany. He owned a commercial studio in Providence and taught for several years at Rochester Institute of Technology. He was an exhibiting artist member of the Providence Art Club and a member of the N.Y. Holland Society. He is survived by three children, including Nancy Godfray ’64; son-in-law Scott Briggs ’72; eight grandchildren, including Elissa Zakrasek ’06 (whose husband, Nicholas, is also ’06); and six great-grandchildren.
Herbert Katz ’42, of Rumford, R.I.; Apr. 24. He practiced law in Pawtucket, R.I., for more than 50 years and was a former probate judge for the City of East Providence. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War. He was past president of the Pawtucket Bar Assoc., a member of the R.I. Bar Assoc., and a life member of the Disabled War Veterans. He was also a member of Temple Beth-El and an associate member of Hadassah. He is survived by his wife, Gertrude; a son; two grandsons; three great-granddaughters; and sister Phyllis Markman ’46.
Barbara Baxter Poulter ’42, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; June 13, 2011.
Betty Archambault Breen ’43, of Warwick, R.I.; Feb. 15, after a brief illness. She was a retired social worker. She is survived by two daughters, son Walter Breen ’77 AM; sister Jacqueline Smith ’48; and a brother.
L. Robert Campbell ’43, of Green Valley, Ariz.; Mar. 5. He was president of Ware Savings Bank, in Ware, Mass., and was instrumental in its merger with Palmer Savings Bank, creating Country Bank for Savings. He retired in 1983. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was treasurer of the Massachusetts Easter Seal Society, a member of the National Assoc. of Mutual Savings Banks, and a trustee of the Savings Banks Employees Retirement Assoc. He was an avid golfer and played tennis into his 80s. He is survived by a daughter, a son, a grandson, and a brother, John Campbell ’48.
T. Garry Buckley ’45, of Stowe, Vt.; May 23. He was a former senator and lieutenant governor for the State of Vermont. He also owned and managed a real estate business based in Bennington. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He is survived by his wife, Hesterly; five children; four stepchildren; three grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; a sister; and a brother.
Louise MacColl Bellows ’46, of Topsham, Me.; May 22. She taught crafts to dyslexic students for eight summers and taught at the Pilgrim Nursery School in Lexington, Mass., for 18 years. She volunteered with the Red Cross, the Plant Home, and the Maine Maritime Museum. She enjoyed gardening, knitting, and jigsaw puzzles, and shared her love of nature with her students and family. She is survived by her husband, William; five sons and daughters-in-law; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Robert H. Brook ’46, of Bluffton, S.C., formerly of Moreland Hills, Ohio; July 7, 2011. He was the retired director of general and subsidiary accounting at Republic Steel Corp., in Cleveland. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the American Iron and Steel Institute, the American Iron Ore Assoc., and the Greater Cleveland Growth Board. He is survived by his wife, June.
Donald S. Greenebaum ’46, of Mequon, Wisc.; Mar. 29. He was involved with his family’s leather tanning business, metal fabricating, real estate, and travel. He was a member of Pi Lambda Phi. He enjoyed attending the opera, ballet and symphony. He is survived by his wife, Janet; two daughters; two sons; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Dorothy Bibber Hammond ’46, of North Andover, Mass., formerly of Corpus Christi, Tex.; June 10. She was a business owner in Corpus Christi and president of the Texas Assoc. of Employment Agencies. She retired in 1980. In Andover she was involved with St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. She volunteered with Family Services Inc., and was president of its board of directors; at the time of her death she was a board member emeritus. In 2001 Family Services dedicated the Roland and Dorothy Hammond Building in honor of the many contributions of Dorothy and her late husband. She is survived by two daughters.
John F. Brown ’47, of Schenectady, N.Y.; June 13, after a long illness. He worked at General Electric Research Laboratory, now Global Technology Center, for 52 years. He was the author of 19 U.S. patents and 80 scientific papers. He helped design and maintain trails in the Mohawk River State Park and trails adjacent to the park were named in his honor. He was a member of the American Chemical Society, the Schenectady County Environmental Advisory Council, the Niskayuna Conservation Advisory Council, the Adirondack Mountain Club, the Torch Club of Schenectady, and the Environmental Clearinghouse of Schenectady. He enjoyed hiking, cross-country skiing, and travel. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor; daughters Deborah ’78 and Alice ’82, ’95 PhD; a son; five grandchildren; and a sister.
Peter W. Johnson ’47, of Ocala, Fla., formerly of Jamaica, N.Y., and Snow Hill, Md.; Apr. 26. He worked in both U.S. and New York State government services. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Ocala West United Methodist Church. He is survived by a sister-in-law and 15 nieces and nephews.
Donald L. Paster ’47, of Corte Madera, Calif.; Oct. 21, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn, and sons Jeffrey ’77 and Neal ’72.
Eleanor Mansfield Birch ’49, of East Dubuque, Ill.; June 11. She was an associate professor emeritus at the Univ. of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business, where she taught from 1969 until her retirement in 1992. She is survived by two daughters, two grandchildren, a sister-in-law, and nieces and nephews.
William E. Chamberlain ’49, of Palo Alto, Calif.; May 5. He worked for General Dynamics’ Electric Boat Division, in its nuclear submarine program. He joined AMF Atomics and in 1963 became vice president of the Utah Construction & Mining Co., in San Francisco. In 1968 he ventured into real estate development and founded Transcentury Properties. He moved to Palo Alto in 1972 but remained active at Transcentury through 1980. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed reading books about history. He is survived by his wife, Claire; five children; and ten grandchildren.
William M. Fowler ’49, of Carmichael, Calif.; Apr. 29. He worked in the aerospace industry for many years at Aerojet General, before starting Fowler Construction in 1969. He was a veteran of World War II. A member of Circus Fans of America, he especially enjoyed the orchestration of raising and tearing down of circus tents and other temporary structures. He is survived by his wife, Virginia; two daughters; three stepchildren; and several grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
John W. Hambrick ’49, of Atlanta; Oct. 28, 2011. He retired from the IRS after 30 years as a civil engineer. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He was active in the Sandy Springs United Methodist Church and was a lifetime Red Cross donor. He was a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Society of Military Engineers. He is survived by his wife, Glennie; a daughter; two sons; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister.
Elizabeth Farrelly Pessoa ’49, of Sao Paulo, Brazil, formerly of Providence; Apr. 10. She worked as a nuclear physicist at the Univ. of Sao Paulo until her retirement in 1984. She is survived by a son and three grandchildren.
George R. Sanford ’49, of San Diego; May 29, after a long illness. He spent most of his life in Boston and Hartford, Conn., working for F.M. Global Insurance as an engineer and later as a senior account executive managing industrial insurance programs for Fortune 500 companies. He retired in 1990. After moving to California, he was a docent at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla for 15 years. He was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He enjoyed opera, theater, sport fishing, and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Joanne; a daughter; two sons, including Arthur ’73; 11 grandchildren, including Kelly Ann Sanford ’10 and Eric Sanford ’12; one great-grandson; and two brothers.
Margaret Buffe Smith ’49, of Lee’s Summit, Mo.; Apr. 25, of cancer. A homemaker and Junior League volunteer at the Rehabilitation Institute for the Blind, she was also a docent at the Nelson-Atkins Museum. She was a member of the Rockhill Tennis Club and the University Club. She is survived by four daughters, including Cynthia Rothbaum ’72; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
John L. Butterworth ’50, of Acton, Mass.; May 26. After a 42-year career at Liberty Life Assurance Co. in Boston, he retired in 1991 as vice president and manager of Individual Life Underwriting. He also served on the board of the Institute of Home Office Underwriters and was its president in 1986. After retiring, he consulted for the Medical Information Bureau for 10 years. He served as a deacon, trustee, and treasurer of Plymouth Congregational Church. He also volunteered for 15 years at Emerson Hospital. A knowledgeable sports fan and an accomplished card player, he enjoyed sailing and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Joanne; two daughters; and a grandson.
Stanley J. Fishman ’50, of Clearwater, Fla.; Feb. 11. He was a successful entrepreneur and civic-minded philanthropist. He was an active member of Congregation Temple Ahavat Shalom and an avid patron of the arts. He is survived by his wife, Rita; a daughter; two sons; and six grandchildren.
Joan Appel Carroll Garner ’50, of Bryn Mawr, Pa.; Mar. 6, of respiratory failure. She was a retired elementary school teacher. She taught in King of Prussia, Pa.; Westminster, Colo.; the Philippines; Malaysia; and Guatemala. She was a member of the American Federation of Teachers and enjoyed painting, reading, and traveling. She is survived by three daughters, a son, and three grandchildren.
Charles L. Nelson ’50, of Middlesex, N.J.; June 20, 2011. He was a retired teacher and football coach at Kearny High School (N.J.). He was a member of the Brown baseball and football teams. He is survived by his wife, Geraldine Carr Nelson ’51.
L. Edgar Stone Jr. ’50, of Santa Fe, N.Mex., formerly of Newport, R.I.; Apr. 11. He was ordained in 1955 and from 1961 to 1991 he was pastor of the United Baptist Church in Newport. He also served as chaplain of the John Clarke Nursing Center and interim pastor at churches in Rhode Island and Maine. Active in the American Baptist Churches of Rhode Island, he served one term as president. After earning a Doctorate of Ministry in pastoral counseling, he directed the Interfaith Counseling Center in New Bedford, Mass. He served on the boards and committees of numerous organizations, including Newport County Community Mental Health Center, Newport Hospital, Baptist Heritage Center, Baptist Home of Rhode Island, Canonicus Camp and Conference Center, and Henderson Home. He received numerous citations and awards. He enjoyed hiking and sailing and was a member of the Newport Yacht Club. He is survived by two sons, three grandchildren, and a sister.
Vincent M. Vallaro ’50, of Cranston, R.I.; Apr. 12.
Elizabeth Newcomb Wetter ’50, of Boston, formerly of Memphis, Tenn.; Mar. 14. She is survived by a son.
Bennett Alpert ’51, of Somerset, Mass.; May 17. He was vice president of Alpert Brothers Wholesale Distributor in Fall River, Mass., until his retirement in 1990. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Kiwanis International and Temple Beth El in Fall River. He enjoyed playing tennis and golf. He is survived by his wife, Fay; two daughters; a son; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Mary-Jo Loder Ebner ’51, of Pittsford, N.Y.; May 2. She was a commissioned officer working as an occupational therapist at Walter Reed Army Medical Center from 1955 to 1960. After earning a master’s in audiology from URI, she worked as an audiologist at Rochester Hearing & Speech Center from 1974 until her retirement in 1995. She is survived by a son, a daughter-in-law, three grandchildren, a brother, and several nieces and nephews.
John J. Luddy ’51, of Lexington, Ky.; Jan. 4, of cancer. He was a retired insurance agent for Kentucky Insurance Agency. He served in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed playing golf and was a member of the Lexington Country Club. He is survived by his wife, Norma, and a daughter.
Roy B. Sherman ’51, of Winsted, Conn.; June 13. He was an anesthesiologist. He taught anesthesiology at Yale Medical Center and spent seven years as a staff anesthesiologist at New Britain General Hospital before becoming chief of anesthesiology at Winsted Memorial Hospital. After Winsted Memorial closed, he transferred to Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, also in Conn. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the Connecticut State Society of Anesthesiology. He enjoyed running and playing tennis. He is survived by five daughters, six sons, and seven grandchildren.
Waldfried R. Werner ’51, of Wilmington, N.C., formerly of Chatham, Mass.; May 28, from Parkinson’s disease. He spent much of his career as a manager at General Electric before becoming vice president of CertainTeed Corp. and then president of Emhart Asia at Emhart/Black & Decker. He retired in 1989. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed playing golf, skiing, sailing, and spending time at his Chatham summer cottage. He is survived by his wife, Gloria Wright Werner ’52; four daughters; a son; 12 grandchildren; a brother; and several nieces and nephews.
J. Randolph Whitney ’51, of New York City; May 17, 2011. He was a retired vice president of Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Phi Beta Kappa. He was a music concentrator at Brown, and his love for and knowledge of music were profound. He is survived by his estranged wife, Ginny; a daughter; a son; and two grandchildren.
Edward I. Barz ’52, of Newburyport, Mass.; May 9, of esophageal cancer. He was a former vice president and national director of media research at Foote, Cone & Belding and an executive vice president of Simmons Market Research Bureau. He served in the U.S. Naval Reserve. He was a member of the American Marketing Assoc., the Brown Club of New York, and Alpha Kappa Psi. He is survived by his wife, Janet; two daughters; a stepson; and six grandchildren.
Allen W. Boyer ’52, of Charlotte, N.C.; Apr. 25. He practiced corporate law with Reliance Insurance and Barclays Bank before joining the Charlotte Public Defender’s office. He served in the military as a counter-intelligence officer for four years. He volunteered in local organizations for underprivileged children and in the prison system. He was a member of the N.C. State Bar Assoc. and the Mecklenburg County Bar Assoc. He enjoyed swimming, sailing, tennis, and golf. He is survived by his wife, Clara; a daughter; a son; five stepchildren; 11 grandchildren; and two sisters.
John E. Angle ’53, of Rocky Mount, N.C.; Oct. 17, 2011. He was a retired lawyer. He is survived by his wife, Georgia.
Edythe Wiedeman Smith ’53, of Barrington, R.I.; Jan. 9, of cancer. As an officer’s wife, she was involved in several volunteer roles before settling in Barrington and working as associate director of the Brown Annual Fund, from which she retired in 1980. She was a devoted class representative and served as president of the Pembroke College Club of Washington, D.C.; director of the Brown Club of D.C.; Pembroke executive committee member; and class Scholarship Study Committee liaison. She was an accomplished seamstress, cook, and gardener, and enjoyed animals. She is survived by two daughters, including Meridy Glenn ’80; four grandchildren; a sister; a niece; and two nephews.
Richard N. Webb ’53, of Westport, Conn.; Apr. 18. He worked in multiple capacities for Esso Corp. in Brazil and Argentina before returning to the U.S. to work with Continental Can International Corp. of New York City and Stamford, Conn. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed golfing. He is survived by his wife, Joan; a daughter; a son; two grandchildren; three brothers; and seven nieces and nephews.
Robert A. diCurcio ’54, of Nantucket, Mass., formerly of Farmington, Conn.; Apr. 17. He worked as an engineer at IBM and Pratt & Whitney prior to joining the faculty of the Loomis-Chaffee School in Windsor, Conn., where he taught physics and the history of science for eight years. Working closely with the Nantucket Historical Assoc. and the Nantucket Historical Trust, he researched, photographed, and wrote books on Nantucket’s history. He published Art On Nantucket: The History of Painting on Nantucket Island, Nantucket’s Tried-Out Moby-Dick, and Vermeer’s Riddle Revealed: The Sphinx, The Jester, and the Grail Geometry. He was also a contributor of letters to the editor at the New York Times. Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by two daughters, three granddaughters, a niece, and four great-nephews.
Ernest D. Mayotte ’55, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; Apr. 26. A military career officer, he joined the U.S. Air Force and retired with the rank of lt. colonel in 1973. He earned the Distinguished Flying Cross. After leaving the service, he earned a history degree from the Univ. of Colorado. He was active in the Colorado Assoc. of Swimming Officials, serving both as a swimming official and as president. He also served as vice president and head of data processing for Mayotte Accounting, his wife’s business. He enjoyed sailing, skiing, cooking, running, traveling, art collecting, and photography. He is survived by his wife, Nan; five children; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a brother.
Martin J. Mullin Jr. ’55, of East Falmouth, Mass.; June 10, after a brief illness. He was an investment advisor for United Business Service for 35 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He played baseball for the Falmouth All Stars in the Cape Cod League, and amateur hockey with the Providence Maroons. He was a goaltender for the Brown hockey team. He also collected decoys. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; a daughter; a son; and five grandchildren.
Oscar A. Placco ’55, of Providence; May 10. He was employed as an engineer over the course of his career, working for both General Electric and Pratt &Whitney. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, discharged with the rank of lt. commander. He volunteered as a presenter and mentor at Bryant College (R.I.) to help small-business owners start their ventures. He enjoyed skeet shooting, skiing, and sailing. He is survived by his wife, Katherine; a daughter; a son; and a grandson.
Frank M. Yatsu ’55, of Houston; Mar. 9. A reknowned neurologist, he brought global attention to neurologic illness and stroke. He began his career as an assistant professor of neurology at the Univ. of California Medical Center. From 1969 to 1973 he was chief of neurology at San Francisco General Hospital. In 1975 he became chairman of neurology at the Univ. of Oregon Health Sciences Center in Portland. In 1982 he was appointed chairman of neurology at the Univ. of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. He stepped down from that position in 1995 but continued his research and clinical practice, while mentoring colleagues and working to prevent stroke globally. From 2001-2004 he served as director of the Global Stroke Initiative, a joint enterprise of the World Stroke Organization and the World Health Organization. He was a founding editor of the leading textbook Stroke: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Management, now in its fifth edition. He attended Brown on a full wrestling scholarship and served as a Brown trustee from 1969 to 1974. His memberships included the American Academy of Neurology, the American Society for Neurochemistry, the American Neurological Assoc. and the International Society of Neurochemistry. He is survived by his wife, Michiko; a daughter; two granddaughters; and a brother.
John A. Howard ’56, of Westminster, Mass.; May 20. He spent his working career at Simonds Saw and Steel Co., though it assumed various names over the years with changes in ownership. He worked in manufacturing, management, labor relations, and acquisitions. He enjoyed attending orchestral music concerts throughout New England. A car enthusiast, he owned more than 50 cars throughout his lifetime and was a serious rallyist, winning a number of major New England rallies and belonging to many car clubs. He enjoyed traveling. He is survived by two daughters; his partner, Gail Blanchard, and her four children and four grandchildren; two brothers; and his former wife, Linda Perkins Howard Hess.
Theodore F. Jordan Jr. ’56, of Biloxi, Miss.; Sept. 6, 2011. He was a retired attorney. He is survived by his sister Susan Jordan ’62.
Allen M. Spooner ’57, of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.; Jan. 3. He is survived by his wife, Nancy.
Lawrence R. Delhagen ’58, of Allentown, Pa., formerly of Warwick, R.I.; May 4. He had an extensive career in the insurance business and later retired from Sandler Sales Systems in Warwick. He was a past president of the Warwick Rotary Club. He served on the board of Save the Bay, was alumni president of Delta Phi, and was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife, Sheila Boberg Delhagen ’60; two sons, including John ’87, ’92 MD; six grandchildren; a brother, Jack Delhagen ’56; and nephew Ed Delhagen ’83.
Jae Num Lee ’58, of Portland, Ore.; Feb. 16, of pneumonia and Parkinson’s disease. He was a professor emeritus of English literature at Portland State Univ. from 1967 to 1992. He enjoyed playing tennis, reading, and listening to classical music. He is survived by his wife, May; a daughter, Grace Lee-Park ’88; a son-in-law; and two grandchildren.
James B. O’Neill ’58, of Lewiston, Me.; May 2. He worked as a stockbroker in Boston during the 1960s. In 1974 after relocating to Waterville, Me., he opened The Cheese Shop and later became an English teacher. He was an active member of the Waterville Players and served on the Waterville Zoning Board. In 1994 he moved to Lewiston and was active with Literacy Volunteers and on the board of directors of Univ. of Southern Maine Senior College. He enjoyed cooking, football, and music. He is survived by his wife, Eloise; two daughters; two sons; and 10 grandchildren.
Manuel Gorriaran Jr. ’60, of Warwick, R.I.; Apr. 22. He was president and later chairman of Hook-Fast Specialties Inc., a family-owned jewelry manufacturing company in Providence. He was active in many community organizations, but was most recognized for his contributions to the sport of wrestling on the national level. He was manager of the U.S. wrestling team in the 1963 Pan-American Games and held office in several national and international wrestling organizations. He designed and donated pins, produced by his company, for U.S. Olympians to wear and trade. In 1964 he was voted U.S. Amateur Wrestling Foundation’s Man of the Year. He was inducted into the Helms Athletic Foundation Amateur Wrestling Hall of Fame (1964), the Rhode Island Wrestling Hall of Fame (2002), and the Providence Country Day Athletic Hall of Fame (2000). He was president of the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame from 1991 to 2000 and an initial partner of the Heritage Harbor Museum. He enjoyed music, traveling, and photography. He is survived by his wife, Miriam; a daughter; four sons, including Steven ’84; and 10 grandchildren.
Julia Crosby Markham ’60, of New York City; May 27, of cancer. As a private secretary to the orchestra conductor James Conlon and an administrative assistant at Trans Resources, she dedicated her life to management and the arts. She also volunteered at a rape crisis center. She is survived by a son, two grandchildren, and a brother.
Joan Morison Bennett ’62, of Glendale, Ariz.; Apr. 24. She worked for the U.S. Air Force on several projects, notably programming the Arecibo radio telescope, before marrying and becoming a homemaker. She was appointed to the Deer Valley Village Planning Committee, served on the Desert Sage Campus Improvement Team, and was a longtime volunteer at the Pueblo Grande Indian Market. She served on the board of the Deerfield Unified School District from 1993 to 2004. She is survived by her husband, Glenn; a daughter; a son; a sister; and a brother.
Mara Chibnik ’67, of New York City; Mar. 26, of pancreatic cancer. She taught French part-time at Columbia Univ. and later worked as a manager for the Internet provider Panix. She was active in Cercle Français and sang in the Pembroke Glee Club. She enjoyed reading, music, and travel. Phi Beta Kappa. She is survived by her husband, Martin J. Smith, of 875 West End Ave., #12D, New York City 10025; her parents; a sister; a brother; and three nieces and nephews.
Jerrold Solomon ’68, of Newton Highlands, Mass.; Aug. 3, 2011. He was an attorney for the U.S. Dept. of Labor, Office of the Solicitor, in Boston, prior to working as a self-employed attorney. He was a member of both the American Bar Assoc. and the Massachusetts Bar Assoc. He enjoyed playing golf and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Judith, of 109 Allerton Rd., Newton Highlands 02461; three sons; four grandchildren; his parents; and brother Neal Solomon ’71.
Antoinette Ralbovsky Stone ’68, of Philadelphia; Jan. 30. She was a lawyer in Philadelphia for 36 years and was a partner with Brown Stone Nimeroff LLC since 2007. She enjoyed French cooking and baking and was an avid gardener. She is survived by a daughter, a son, two sisters, two nieces, and a nephew.
David A. Wiener ’68, of Sunderland, Mass., formerly of Hartford, Conn.; Apr. 27, of brain cancer. He was a facilitator and trainer on LGBT issues for the State of Connecticut and later worked as a consultant and computer systems analyst at Structured Computer Systems in Farmington, Conn. In 1999 he established Great Lighting, a lighting design business in Turners Falls, Mass. He is survived by his husband, Tito Santana-Astacio; a son; a granddaughter; and a sister.
Jane Dashef Weinstock ’69, of Brookline, Mass., formerly of Newton; May 27. She was a nurse case manager at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for 30 years. She is survived by a daughter, a son, two grandchildren, and a brother, Stephen Dashef ’63.
Thomas E. Linklater ’70, of Juneau, Alaska; Mar. 31, from complications of a brain tumor. He worked for the State of Alaska in the departments of labor, administration, and health and social services. He also was a staff member at Juneau’s Perseverance Theatre. In 1984 his theater career included grant writing, marketing, and fundraising, as well as acting and stage writing. He co-wrote the play Out of the Blue: An Alaska Adventure. In addition he volunteered at KTOO TV and radio and with several arts organizations. He is survived by his wife, Gina; his mother; a sister; brother-in-law Harold Lyons ’70; and several nieces and nephews.
John M. Brooks-Barr ’72, of Austin, Tex.; Oct. 29, 2010. He was the director of the West Springfield Public Library. He was a member of the American Library Assoc. and the Public Library Assoc. He is survived by his wife, Linda.
Jeffrey F. Harper ’73, of Houston, May 18, from complications of kidney cancer. He had a variety of careers. He worked as a summer camp counselor until 1970. After earning his PhD, he was an assistant professor of internal medicine and pharmacology at the Univ. of Texas Medical School in Houston, from 1980 to 1987. He then became the owner of an industrial ceramic inspection and testing company. In 1998 he switched career paths again and began working for Askesis Development Group Inc., where he worked in computer data management and was vice president for development and manager of client services. Since 2002 he volunteered at First Congregational Church in Houston; he was on the board of deacons from 2006 to 2012, and head deacon for the last three years. He also served on the church council and rang bass handbells in the Decibells Handbell Choir. He was actively involved with the Fibromyalgia Assoc. of Houston. He collected fruit jars and memorabilia made by the Ball Corp. He is survived by his wife, Mary; a daughter; a son; a sister; a brother; and nieces and nephews.
Jacqueline A. Reed ’76, of San Francisco; June 2, of pancreatic cancer. She worked for several years in the Office of the Chief Counsel for Advocacy at the Small Business Administration in Washington, D.C. Then for six years she was advisor to one of the three commissioners on the D.C. Public Service Commission. In 1989, after moving to California, she became an administrative law judge at the California Public Utilities Commission, serving in that capacity for 21 years. She was an active member of Congregation Emanu-El in San Francisco. She is survived by her husband, Paul Zarefsky; a son; a sister; a brother; and several nephews and cousins.
Timothy L. Gormally ’83, of Cranston, R.I.; Apr. 26. He was a volunteer at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Providence for more than 10 years. During the Vietnam War he served in the U.S. Army. He is survived by two sisters, two brothers, and several nieces and nephews.
Justin M. Ferrari ’91, of Seattle; May 23. A software engineer, he worked at Microsoft, Expedia, VIAIR, Pure Networks, Cisco Systems, and Zillow. He was a member of the Brown water polo team and continued his love for the sport, playing master’s water polo and coaching boys’ and girls’ water polo teams at Seattle’s Roosevelt High School from 2004 to 2007. He supported many environmental, arts, education, and social justice organizations. He is survived by his wife, Maggie; a daughter; a son; his parents; a sister; a brother; and several friends.
Gordon A. Gaskill ’49 AM, of Harrisonburg, Va., formerly of W. Va., Mass., and N.H.; May 24. He was head librarian at the Waltham Public Library for 25 years. For the past 20 years he ran a farm in Freetown before settling in Virginia. He enjoyed breeding miniature dashers. He is survived by his partner of 40 years, Douglas Stetson, and several nieces and nephews.
Frances L. Clayton ’51 ScM, of Sun City, Ariz.; May 11. She was a retired psychologist.
Robert E. Barrett ’53 PhD, of Providence; June 2. He did research at Yale before moving to Rhode Island to teach at Providence College. He later worked for the Rhode Island Department of Labor. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Peloquin Chorale and sang in the choir at St. Augustine Church, the Gregorian Concert Choir, and the Bristol Interfaith Choir. He was a member of the Christian Men’s Breakfast Assoc. He enjoyed inventing children’s games, one of which, Panacross, received a U.S. patent. He is survived by his wife, Jessica; four daughters; a son; 10 grandchildren; and a sister.
William B. Simmons Jr. ’55 ScM, of Weaverville, N.C.; June 5. He was a retired senior research section manager for UNISYS. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; two daughters; two sons; and eight grandchildren.
Peter C. Waterman ’56 ScM, ’58 PhD, of West Yarmouth, Mass.; June 3. A mathematical physicist, he consulted for the U.S. Army. He was a member of the American Physical Society, Sigma Xi, Pi Nu Epsilon, and Sigma Pi Sigma. He is survived by his wife, Karen; three sons; and four grandchildren.
Arthur C. Morris Jr. ’60 MAT, of New York City; May 3, after an auto accident. A pianist and organist, he taught music and was a church organist on Long Island. He is survived by a niece and a nephew.
Ronald A. Schutt ’61 MAT, of Pelham, N.H.; Apr. 17. He taught mathematics at Lexington (Mass.) High School from 1960 to 1972 and headed the mathematics department until his retirement in 1992. He served on the board of the Massachusetts Teachers’ Assoc. from 1968 to 1974, and on the board of the National Education Assoc. from 1975 to 1981. In 1995 he became chair of the water quality committee, a position he held until his death. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Elisabeth; four sons; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Robert A. Johnson ’64 MAT, of Fairfield, Conn.; May 2. For 33 years he taught French at Staples High School in Westport, Conn. He served in the U.S. Navy, retiring with the rank of commander. He was an active volunteer in alumni affairs. He was past president and member of the executive board of the Contemporary Club of Bridgeport; a reader at the Covenant churches of Easton and Wilton, Conn.; and past trustee of the Greenfield Hill Congregational Church in Fairfield. In addition to enjoying photography, he was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan. He is survived by his wife, Arlene Fanucci Johnson ’64 MAT; a daughter; a son; a granddaughter; and two brothers.
Mary Donovan Finger ’65 MAT, of Pawtucket, R.I.; May 10. She taught English at Roger Williams College. She was an active member of the First Unitarian Church in Providence. She was the author of the children’s book Charlotte Bakeman Has Her Say. She enjoyed spending time at her family cottage at Moonstone Beach, reading, gardening, hiking, and solving double acrostic puzzles, and playing Scrabble. She is survived by four daughters, a son, seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, a sister, and a brother.
Anthony V. Lombardo ’65 ScM, of Ft. Myers, Fla., formerly of Massapequa, N.Y.; May 21. He taught chemistry for 42 years at Baldwin High School in Baldwin, N.Y. He developed the school’s AP chemistry program, served as president of the Baldwin Teachers Assoc. for 12 years, and was advisor to the chess club. He served as president of the Democratic Club of Ft. Myers for 10 years and remained active with the Democratic party. He was a member of Alpha Phi Delta.
Charles M. Welden ’66 ScM, of Little Falls, N.Y.; May 9. He was a Greenville (N.Y.) Central School District science teacher for 28 years. He served as the Town of Danube (N.Y.) tax assessor from 1986 to 1997 and was serving as town supervisor at the time of his death. He was a member of the board of directors of the Margaret Reaney Memorial Library and an active member of the Indian Castle Church Restoration Society. He is survived by a brother, a sister-in-law, a niece, and a nephew.
Thad P. Zaleskiewicz ’66 MAT, of Greensburg, Pa.; Apr. 23. He was a physics professor at the Univ. of Pittsburgh at Greensburg. He was a member of the American Physical Society, the American Assoc. of Physics Teachers, the American Assoc. for the Advancement of Science, and Sigma Xi. He is survived by two daughters, two sons, and five grandchildren.
Andrew B. Schoedinger ’68 AM, ’74 PhD, of Boise, Idaho; Apr. 23. He was a philosophy professor at Boise State Univ. He published several scholarly papers, journals, and texts and was a noted presenter at conferences across the country. He is survived by his wife, Karleane, and four sons.
Alfred G. Brandstein ’72 PhD, of Woodbridge, Va.; June 13, of cancer. He was an assistant professor of mathematics at UConn. In 1972 he joined the U.S. Army’s Harry Diamond Laboratories in Virginia and in 1980 moved to the analysis support branch of the Marine Corps Development Center (Va.). During Operation Desert Storm he directed the Marine Corps Operation Analysis and Assessment Group. He eventually became chief analyst at the Marine Corps Combat Development Command and director of Project Albert for the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory. After retiring from the Marine Corps, he served as a consultant for Northrop Grumman and continued to be a consultant for the MITRE Corp. until his death. In addition to writing several papers, he was the recipient of the Army Development and Readiness Command Systems Analysis Award, the Marine Corps Meritorious Civilian Services Award, and the Superior Civilian Service Award. In 2000 he received the MORS Clayton Thomas Award. He is survived by two daughters; son Michael ’88, ’95 PhD; seven grandchildren; a sister; and several nieces and nephews.
Robert K. Martin ’78 PhD, of Westmount, Quebec,Canada; Feb. 20, from complications related to Parkinson’s disease.
Chaujun I. Lee ’91 ScM, ’93 PhD, of Chantilly, Va.; Apr. 19, 2011. Survived by spouse; Chinman Su Lee and a daughter.
Janice M. Goggin ’94 AM, of Dennisport, Mass.; May 2, 2011.
Steven C. Ash ’02 AM, ’08 PhD, of Sharon, Mass.; Apr. 23. He was a research doctor in the field of pharmaceuticals. He was an Eagle Scout and served on the board for the June Norcross Webster Scout Reservation in Ashford, Mass., in addition to volunteering with the Boy Scouts of America in Sharon. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Sharon and enjoyed traveling and playing basketball. He is survived by his mother, a brother, a sister-in-law, two nieces, and a nephew.
Alan S. Brown ’78 MD, of Calway, N.Y.; May 16. He was a retired doctor of radiology. He is survived by his companion, Carol Wolff; his mother; three brothers; a sister; and several nieces and nephews.