Eleanor R. McElroy ’37, of Providence; Sept. 28. She was a retired retail buyer for Cherry & Webb and Gladdings department stores, and in Indianapolis the William H. Block Department Store. She also taught at Middletown High School, Nathaniel Greene Elementary School, North Kingstown High School, and RISD. After retiring, she was a docent at the R.I. Historical Society’s John Brown House for 26 years. She also coauthored a book on the history of the Providence Elmhurst-Mt. Pleasant neighborhood. She was a member of St. Pius V Catholic Church of Providence, the American Assoc. of Univ. Women, the Irish Georgian Society, the Newport Art Museum, the R.I. Preservation Commission, the R.I. Historical Society, and numerous local societies. She enjoyed playing the violin, traveling, skiing, and playing tennis and golf. She is survived by three nephews.
Eleanor Murphy Lynch Morrissey ’37, of Annville, Pa.; Sept. 6. She worked in the insurance business for several years. She was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Church in Annville. She enjoyed playing bridge, golfing, and skiing. She is survived by son William B. Lynch ’64 and a daughter-in-law.
Kenneth F. Conn ’39, of Reno, Nev.; Aug. 24. He was a retired electrical engineer. He worked for American Airlines and North American Aviation before retiring in 1980 from the U.S. Naval Weapons Station in Norco, Calif. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; three daughters; a son; four grandchildren; and a sister.
Paul R. Miller ’39, ’41 AM, of Winchester, Mass., formerly of Cranston, R.I.; Oct. 8. He worked as a trust officer for the Industrial National Bank for more than 35 years. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was actively involved at St. David’s on the Hill Episcopal Church in Cranston, where he was a junior warden, treasurer, and choir member. He also sang in Brown’s University Quartet for four years. He was a member of the Providence Art Club and the Cranston School Committee. He enjoyed gardening and traveling. He is survived by two daughters, six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
Raymond J. Lee ’40, of Lockport, N.Y.; Aug. 17. He owned Lockport Felt Company until 1969. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He served on several local and state boards, including the New York State Athletic Commission, M&T Bank, Lockport Town and Country Club, and the Tuscarora Club. He later was appointed to the New York State Power Authority. He supported many area charities and in 1960 was honored as the Disabled Veterans Association’s Man of the Year. He was an active member of the Niagara County Republican Committee and a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1956, 1960, and 1964. He was an aviator and held his pilot’s license until 1986. He enjoyed traveling. He is survived by three children.
Joseph J. Parnicky ’40, of Columbus, Ohio; Oct. 1. He was a visiting professor at the Univ. of Otago in New Zealand and on the faculty of Adelphi Univ. in New York during the 1950s. In 1954 he joined the faculty of Rutgers Univ. and three years later was recruited to be superintendent at the E.R. Johnstone Training and Research Center in New Jersey. In 1968 he joined the Ohio State Univ. Nisonger Center and the faculty in the College of Social Work. He remained at OSU as a tenured professor until his retirement in 1989. He was a member of the American Psychological Assoc. and a board member of the Franklin County Mental Health Assoc., the Columbus International Program, and the National Assoc. of Social Workers. In 1995 he was given the Norman Guitry Award for outstanding leadership in the promotion of mental health and the prevention of mental illness. He built houses with Habitat for Humanity and enjoyed skiing, sailing, and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Gail; a daughter; son Kris ’68; three grandchildren; a step-grandson; and nieces and nephews.
Frances Tompson Rutter ’41, of Tulsa, Okla.; Sept. 18. She worked as a librarian at Science Service in Washington, D.C., from 1944 to 1950. In 1952, after moving to Hamden, Conn., she founded Shoe String Press, a publisher of scholarly books and professional library literature; she was president until her retirement in 1980. After marrying for the third time, she moved to Grantham, N.H., and established Tompson & Rutter, publishing books of local interest, and became a member of the Grantham planning board and environment committee. For a short time she lived in Norwich, Vt., where she was active in church activities before moving to Tulsa, Okla., in 2006. She enjoyed gardening. Phi Beta Kappa. She is survived by her husband, William Rutter; a daughter; a son; three stepchildren; and brother Reade Tompson ’40.
Theodore Friedman ’42, of Lexington, Ky.; Oct. 8. He was a retired administrative specialist with IBM and founder of the Lexington Table Tennis Club. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps and U.S. Navy. He was a member of Ohavay Zion Synagogue, B’nai B’rith, and a lifetime member of the U.S. Table Tennis Assoc. He is survived by his wife, Francine; four children; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Lincoln F. Hanson ’42, of Vineyard Haven, Mass.; Oct. 1. He was a retired psychology professor. He taught at the Univ. of Buffalo, Middlebury, Columbia, American Univ., the Tatnall School in Delaware, and Johns Hopkins. He volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and Nathan Mayhew Seminars. He was a member of the American Psychological Assoc., the American Assoc. of University Professors, the American Assoc. for the Advancement of Science, and Sigma Xi. He is survived by his wife, Allen; four children; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Richard H. Hollrock ’42, of Hampden, Me., formerly of Simsbury, Conn.; Sept. 23. He was employed with Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. and later worked as a research engineer at Kaman Aerospace Corp. in Bloomfield, Conn., for more than 40 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps. He is survived by his wife, Anne; three daughters; a son; and 11 grandchildren.
William M. Kaiser Jr. ’43, of Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Winnetka, Ill.; Oct. 14. A certified public accountant, he was controller of Miehle-Gross-Dexter Inc., prior to its acquisition by Rockwell International Corp. In Sarasota, he was treasurer of Coaxial Communications Inc. and then a partner in Arnold & Co. and Natherson & Co. He was the first president of the Brown Club of Sarasota-Manatee, past president of the Siesta Key Assoc., treasurer of Historic Spanish Point and the Sarasota Personal Computer Users Group, and a member of the Fame Charities, the American Institute of CPAs, and the Institute of Management Accountants. He served on the board of the Florida Institute of CPAs. An avid sailor, he was also a member of the Fishermen’s Club, the Sarasota Power Squadron, and the Florida Council of Yacht Clubs. He is survived by his wife, Joanie; a daughter; a son; a stepdaughter; a stepson; eight grandchildren; and niece Lauren Armstrong ’13.
Howard G. Baetzhold ’44, ’48 AM, of Indianapolis; July 7. He was a retired English professor and department chairman at Butler Univ. He worked as an assistant director of the Veterans College at Brown in 1947 and later moved to the admission office. From 1950 to 1953 he taught at the Univ. of Wisconsin before joining the Butler faculty. He retired in 1988. He was an internationally known Twain scholar and wrote numerous articles. He edited three volumes of short fiction and miscellaneous pieces included in the definitive Iowa-California Edition of the Works of Mark Twain. He was a two-time recipient of Butler Univ.’s Faculty Fellowship Award and was included in Who’s Who Among Indiana Scholars. He is survived by a daughter and a son.
Norma Stone Robinson ’44, of Pebble Beach, Calif.; Sept. 20. She was a homemaker. She performed alumni interviews for Brown’s admission office and was a founding member of the local chapter of Hadassah. She enjoyed skiing and playing golf. She is survived by a daughter and a son.
Donald E. Andersen ’45, ’52 PhD, of Hockessin, Del.; Sept. 16. He was a research chemist at Jackson Lab (N.J.) and held various positions before joining the DuPont Co. He retired in 1985. He then founded Creative Cultural Changes, delivering workshops on black-white relations. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Force. He was a private pilot. He served as president of the Brookside Community Assoc. and the Wilmington Trail Club; vice president of A Center for Relational Living and its Second Chances mentoring program; treasurer of the Wilmington Rowing Club; and trustee of the Unitarian-Universalist Society of Mill Creek. He enjoyed hiking, cross-country skiing, bicycling, and painting. In addition, he taught portrait painting at the Osher Institute of Lifelong Learning at the Univ. of Delaware. He is survived by his wife, Shirlee; a daughter; four stepchildren; two grandsons; six step-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.
Bernice Turnbull Bueler ’45, of Hannibal, Mo.; Oct. 7. She worked at the Hannibal Middle School for more than 15 years, and after retiring worked at Hannibal-LaGrange College library. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church and several reading and women’s clubs. She enjoyed reading and crossword puzzles. She is survived by two daughters, a son, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, a sister, and several nieces and nephews.
James S. Siegal ’46, of Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of Tustin, Calif.; Sept. 10. He had a successful career in business management beginning with the U.S. Army Air Corps. While in the army, he was assigned to IBM’s computer program at world headquarters in New York City. Upon discharge and attaining his graduate degrees, he continued on to work for Schering Corp. in New Jersey; Smith, Kline & French Laboratories in Philadelphia; Ernst & Ernst in Los Angeles; and FHP Inc. of California, where he retired as a corporate vice president. After moving to Florida, he bred and showed purebred dogs. He was a member of kennel clubs in New Jersey and California, as well as of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers and the American Institute of Industrial Engineers. He is survived by four nephews.
Robert E. Cerosky ’47, of Madison, Conn.; Sept. 17, of cancer. He is survived by his wife, Joan.
Marvin S. Perlis ’47 of, Beaverton, Ore.; Feb. 20, 2012. He was a retired physician and a veteran of the U.S. Naval Reserve. Phi Beta Kappa.
Milton F. Wines ’47, of Ipswich, Mass.; Sept. 29. He worked at Fort Monmouth as a technical writer. After retiring from the government, he worked for several companies, including Logicon and Computer Sciences Corp. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. An athlete and an avid sports fan, he enjoyed coaching youth teams, including Pop Warner football. He is survived by his companion, Betty Harlow; a daughter; a son; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Leopold Adler ’48, of Savannah, Ga.; Jan. 29, 2012. He began his business career in investment banking at Varnedoe-Chisholm/Robinson Humphrey before turning to historic preservation. He served as president of the Historic Savannah Foundation for six years and was a trustee of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, where he received the Louise Dupont Crowninshield Award. He was a recipient of the 1998 National Medal of Arts. He spoke on historic preservation throughout the U.S. and in various countries. He founded Savannah Landmark Rehabilitation Project, dedicated to providing affordable housing for low-income residents. During World War II he served in the U.S. Naval Air Corps. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, traveling, and playing tennis and golf. He is survived by his wife, Emma; a son; a daughter-in-law; two grandchildren; a brother; and a niece and nephew.
Willard C. Butcher ’48, of Hobe Sound, Fla., formerly of Wilton, Conn.; Aug. 25, from cancer. He was the former Chase Manhattan Bank chairman and chief executive officer who helped lead its global expansion. He joined the bank in 1947, heading its retail and corporate business, then led operations in Europe and sub-Saharan Africa. He followed this with a period as vice-chairman for worldwide planning, expansion, and diversification. He was named Chase president and CEO in 1972. In 1980 he succeeded David Rockefeller as chairman and CEO. He retired in 1991. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He holds several honorary degrees, including a 1993 honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from Brown. He served on boards at Celgene Corp., Firestone Tire & Rubber Co., International Paper Corp., and Texaco Inc., as well as at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the American Enterprise Institute, New York City’s Museum of Modern Art, and the New York Zoological Society. He was a Brown trustee and fellow. Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Nu. He is survived by his wife, Carole; three daughters, including Barbara Uboe ’79; two sons; son-in-law Neal Garonzik ’68; and 11 grandchildren, including Lindsay Littlejohn ’09, Mark Geronzik ’09, and Ethan Garonzik ’10.
Barbara Harrop Harrington ’49, of Warwick, R.I.; Sept. 5. She was a retired social worker for Catholic Social Services. She was a member of the Pawtuxet Valley Historical Society, the National Assoc. of Social Workers, and the American Assoc. of University Women. She is survived by a daughter, a son, seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and a sister.
Melvin J. King ’49, of Attleboro, Mass.; Aug. 6. He practiced internal medicine in Attleboro for 25 years before retiring in 1987. He was a staff physician at Sturdy Memorial Hospital, a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, and a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society, the Bristol County Medical Society, Phi Beta Kappa, and Alpha Omega Alpha. He enjoyed hiking, cross-country skiing, ice skating, playing tennis, and listening to opera and classical music. He is survived by his wife, Caroline; two daughters; and two grandchildren.
Vincent J. Scimone ’49, of Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.; May 27. He was a retired program administrator for IBM and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his wife, Helga.
David A. Smith ’49, of Lincoln, R.I.; Sept. 2. He held executive positions at U.S. Rubber and Brier Manufacturing, before retiring as vice president of administration for Priority Finishing Corp. He helped found the Fairlawn Credit Union Board of Directors. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Scottish Rite, a 50-year member of the Masons, a former member of the Moslem Grotto, and a longtime member of Christ Church, where he served as warden, vestryman, and choir member. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; daughter Pauline Smith Sacheli ’72; a son; son-in law Frank Sacheli ’70; four grandchildren, including Elizabeth Sacheli Lloyd ’92; two great-grandchildren; a sister; and two brothers.
James H. Clapp ’50, of Plymouth, Mass.; Sept. 24. He was an auto dealer for many years. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Plymouth Yacht Club and the Kiwanis Club of Weymouth, and served on the board of trustees at South Shore Hospital and South Weymouth Savings Bank. He enjoyed woodworking and boating. He is survived by two daughters, four sons, nine grandchildren, and a brother.
Frederick Crane ’50, of North Dartmouth, Mass.; Sept. 10. He worked as an engineer for the former Firestone Tire & Rubber Company and later for the Newport Naval Underwater Systems, retiring in 1988. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed reading, traveling, and gardening. He is survived by four daughters, seven grandchildren, a brother, and several nieces and nephews.
Jack Guveyan ’50, of Waltham, Mass.; Aug. 26. He spent his career at the Mass. Department of Public Welfare and was the former director of the state Medicaid program. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. For more than 40 years he played viola with the Philharmonic Society of Arlington and sang bass in the Trinity Church choir in Boston. He was a founding member of the National Assoc. for Armenian Studies and Research and a Meals-on-Wheels volunteer. He is survived by a daughter, a son, two granddaughters, a niece, and many nephews.
Allen S. Kerr ’50, of Minnetonka, Minn., formerly of Park Ridge, Ill., and Columbus, Ga.; Sept. 25. He worked in the printing business in Chicago for 30 years before returning to school to obtain a doctorate in psychology. For 10 years he worked as a clinical psychologist in Columbus. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was passionate about humanitarian causes. He enjoyed playing golf and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Charlyn; three daughters; son Charles ’78; and 12 grandchildren, including Leigh Thomas ’15.
Robert J. Little ’50, of Richardson, Tex.; Sept. 3. He worked in medical sales for Becton-Dickinson Co. until his retirement in 1986. He was active with the Society of St. Vincent De Paul ministry and served as a retreat cocaptain at Montserrat Retreat House for nearly 40 years. He volunteered in hospital ministry and prison ministry and served as the council executive secretary for more than 10 years. He is survived by his wife, Mary; four daughters; a son; 10 grandchildren; a sister; and several nieces and nephews.
Robert F. McCulloch ’50, of Washington, D.C.; Sept. 15. He was an attorney for the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, retiring as special counsel. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He was an active member of the National Presbyterian Church, where he served several terms as a deacon and trustee. He is survived by his wife, Marianne; a daughter; a son, Robert Jr. ’91; and a brother.
Conrad R. Surprenant ’50, of Fort Pierce, Fla.; Mar. 21. He is survived by his wife, Lorraine.
David O. Zenker ’50, of Morristown, N.J.; Sept. 29. He maintained an otolaryngology and head-and-neck surgery practice for 40 years and spent one year as a clinical assistant professor at Rutgers Medical Center. He served on the board of trustees of Morristown Memorial Hospital and was a member of several hospital committees. He also served on the boards of the YMCA, the Morristown Museum, Jersey Battered Women’s Service Inc., and the United Methodist Church. He enjoyed photography and playing in a band with fellow physicians. At Brown he played squash and won the Rhode Island Division C Championship. He enjoyed fishing, skiing, and playing tennis and golf. He was a member of the U.S. Seniors’ Golf Assoc. for 26 years, winning numerous tournaments and playing for the USSGA international team. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne; two daughters; son David Jr. ’76; 10 grandchildren; and two brothers.
Bernard M. Collins ’51, of Lee, Mass.; Oct. 2. He was a retired veterinarian. He began practicing at Collins Veterinary Clinic in Pittsfield before opening his own clinic in Lee in 1962, operating it until 1985. He was a communicant and Eucharistic minister at St. Mary’s Church and a member of its Adoration Society. In 1998 at age 69, he biked across the country to support the American Lung Assoc. He enjoyed hiking, biking, snowshoeing, and skiing. He is survived by his wife, Margaret; four daughters; five sons; 16 grandchildren; and two sisters.
David S. Jones ’51, of Garland, Tex.; Aug. 20. He worked as a manufacturer’s representative for many years before owning Cree and Cree Inc. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy Air Corps. He was a member of the Lions Club and St. David’s Episcopal Church. He enjoyed playing bridge and traveling. He is survived by his wife, June; four children; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Patricia Condon Kearney ’52, of Juno Beach, Fla., formerly of Wellesley, Mass.; Sept. 27. She was the owner of Condon and Glossa Insurance Agency in Watertown, Mass. An avid golfer, she was a member of the Woodland Golf Club, where she played on their competitive teams for more than 40 years. She is survived by a sister, a brother, a niece, and four nephews.
Virginia A. Martin ’52, of Lock Haven, Pa.; Sept. 25. She taught literature and women’s studies at Lock Haven Univ. for 30 years, becoming an associate professor emerita in 1999. In 1997 she received the Woman of Distinction Award. She was inducted into the Lock Haven Univ. Alumni Assoc. Roll of Services in October 2011. She is survived by her friend and companion, Julie Story, and several nieces and nephews.
David C. McElroy ’52, of Friendship, Md.; Sept. 11. He worked as a vice president and attorney for Baltimore Federal Savings & Loan and later as an attorney for First National Bank, from which he retired in 1995. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Naval Reserve. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Ellicott City, Md., and the First Christian Church of Baltimore, where he served as chairman and trustee for many years. He is survived by his wife, Dottie, and several nieces and cousins.
H. Robert Alexander ’53, of Fond du Lac, Wisc.; Sept. 9. He worked at his father’s Ford dealership and eventually purchased half ownership of Service Motors, where he worked until he retired in 1996. He sang in the Fond du Lac Choir for 32 years. He was president of the Noon Kiwanis, chairman of the Wisconsin Auto and Truck Dealers Assoc., trustee of Lutheran Homes and Health Services and the Fond du Lac Concert Assoc., and a member of the Fond du Lac Noon Rotary Club, the Masons and Shrine Club, the South Shore Chorale, and the South Hill Country Club. He is survived by his wife, Lila; two sons; and four grandchildren.
Mario J. Diotalevi ’53, of Somers, Conn.; Aug. 24. He worked for Pratt & Whitney as a design project engineer until his retirement in 1982. During World War II he served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He was awarded several patents in space and ground applications. He was a member of the Ludlow Country Club and the PWA Engineering Club, and was a communicant of All Saints Church of Somersville. He is survived by his wife, Mary; a daughter; a son; four grandchildren; and a nephew.
Deene D. Clark ’53, of Amherst, Mass.; Sept. 5, following a brief illness. After working for Aetna Life and the Brown admission office, he earned a degree in divinity from Harvard Divinity School and a doctorate in pastoral counseling from Andover-Newton Theological School. He was an assistant minister at the First Congregational Church in Amherst for several years, and for 21 years was senior minister at the Dover Church in Dover, Mass., before returning to Amherst in 1985 as associate director of career counseling at Amherst College. He retired in 2000. He enjoyed horses, tending his bees, gardening, and playing the drums. He is survived by his wife, Ann; two daughters; a son; and eight grandchildren.
Frederic C. Elson ’53, of Barrington, R.I.; Sept. 16, after a brief illness. He worked for the family business, New England Machine & Electric Co., before purchasing New England Marine Electronics. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He served as vice president of Striper Marina of Barrington and was on the board of directors for Stanley’s Boatyard. He was involved in several community organizations, including the Rotary Club of Pawtucket, the Rhode Island Jaycees, the Rhode Island Junior Chamber of Commerce, the Rhode Island Country Club, the Dunes Club, the Point Judith Country Club, and the Barrington Yacht Club. He enjoyed fishing, sailing, and playing golf. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie; four daughters; a son; two stepsons; 14 grandchildren; and four nieces.
Paula Laird Mark ’53, of Mercer Island, Wash.; June 4, from lung cancer.
Charles T. Nichols ’53, of Little River, S.C.; Oct. 2, from cancer. He had a long and successful career in sales and manufacturing. He owned E.A. Morse & Company in Middletown, N.Y. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, and dining out. He is survived by his wife, Joan; three stepchildren; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Hugh D. Rogovin ’53, of Canton, Mass.; May 20. He is survived by his wife, Frances.
Preston T. Stephenson Jr. ’53, of Brunswick, Me., formerly of Swampscott, Mass.; Oct. 7, from Parkinson’s disease. He was a retired employee of the United Shoe Machinery Corp. in Boston. An avid sailor and a member of the Pleon Yacht Club and Eastern Yacht Club, he raced and served on the EYC Race Committee. He also enjoyed skiing and hunting. He was a member of Psi Upsilon. He is survived by three sons; four grandchildren; brother George ’57; nieces Elizabeth Stephenson ’86, Pamela Stephenson ’89, Lucy Stephenson ’13; and nephews Benjamin Stephenson ’13 and C. Todd Stephenson ’84, ’93 MD.
Harry B. Duane ’54, of Shelburne, Vt.; June 19, following a long illness.
Jettabee Christenson Edman ’54, of Southbury, Conn.; Aug. 29, from complications of Parkinson’s disease. She is survived by daughter Lisa Caswell ’78 and two sons.
Judith M. Kahn ’55, of New York City; Sept. 6. She was a real estate broker.
Paul M. Nangle Jr. ’55, of Clinton, Conn.; Sept. 25, from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. He was president of the Leeds Conveyor Manufacturing Company. He retired in 2001. He enjoyed playing golf and was a member of the Madison Country Club. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Stiles Nangle ’55, of 14 Cedar Island Ave., Clinton, Conn. 06413; two daughters, including Susan Nangle Wright ’82; son-in-law Christopher Wright ’82; a son; and eight grandchildren.
Donald J. Keane ’56, of New York City; May 5, of cancer. He is survived by his wife, Carol; two sons; a granddaughter; and two brothers.
Paul A. Oberbeck ’56, of Bethlehem, Pa., formerly of Englewood, N.J.; Aug. 25. He was a Wall Street investment banker and owner of National Magnetics Group Inc., which he managed until his retirement in 2008. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves. He was a member of Presbyterian churches in Englewood, N.J.; Menlo Park, Calif.; and Bethlehem, Pa. He participated in Bible Study Fellowship and was an instructor as well. He was a member of the Englewood Field Club and Beta Theta Pi. He enjoyed racquet sports, skiing, traveling, opera, and singing. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen; five children, including France Oberbeck ’80, Christian ’82, and Paul ’84; daughter-in-law Elizabeth Birkelund Oberbeck ’82; six grandchildren, including John E. Oberbeck ’12 and John W. Oberbeck ’14; and brother Stephen ’60.
William D. Pringle ’56, of Aberdeen, N.C., formerly of Ridgewood, N.J.; Aug. 9. He was an insurance broker for Frank B. Hall & Co. He retired in 1993 as vice president. He was president of the Insurance Brokers Assoc. of the State of New York from 1981 to 1983 and a member of the board of directors of the National Assoc. of Insurance Brokers from 1986 to 1992. He enjoyed golfing and skiing. He is survived by his wife, Dolores; a daughter; a son; and two grandchildren.
Paul Andrews ’57, of Naples, Fla., formerly of West Dover, Vt.; Oct.2. After graduating, he served in the U.S. Air Force for four years and later began a career in the insurance industry. He was a member of the American College of Chartered Life Underwriters, the National Assoc. of Life Underwriters, and the New Hampshire and Monadnock Life Underwriters. He enjoyed playing golf and traveling. He is survived by four daughters, seven grandchildren, a sister, and several nieces and nephews.
William T. Bride Jr. ’57, of Andover, Mass.; Sept. 23. He was a mechanical contractor. He was president of Atkinson Construction Co. for 10 years and also served as a fire protection contractor before retiring as president of Bride, Grimes & Co. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was past president of the New England Mechanical Contractors Assoc., president of the Lawrence Kiwanis Club, past president of the Lawrence Boys Club, director of the Mechanical Contractors Assoc. of America, director of the National Environmental Balancing Bureau, and a member of the Vesper Country Club, the Abenaqui Country Club, the Lanam Club, and the Rye Beach Club. He is survived by his wife, Ann; four daughters; a son; five grandchildren; and three brothers.
John Kelley ’57, of Cody, Wyo.; Aug. 25. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a surgeon stationed in the Azores and later moved to Lake George, N.Y., and worked in the emergency department at Glens Falls Hospital. In 1976 he began his private practice. After moving to Cody in 1988, he worked as a locum tenens physician with Billings Clinic until 2009. He enjoyed reading, the outdoors, and his dogs. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; two daughters; and a granddaughter.
Richard J. Bayramshian ’58, ’75 MAT of Duxbury, Mass.; Sept. 17. He was a retired Duxbury police officer and Plymouth County bail commissioner. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. In addition to playing baseball and football at Brown, he later coached Little League baseball, football, and basketball. He is survived by his wife, Janet; two daughters; a son; five grandchildren; and a niece and nephew.
Stephen R. Boston ’58, of Hamilton Square, N.J.; Aug. 20. He was a chef and restaurateur. At Brown he was an All-American swimmer. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He is survived by his wife, Judith; two daughters; two stepchildren; seven grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and his former wife, Joanne Persi Boston.
Lois Smith Montalbano ’60, of Lynbrook, N.Y.; June 29. She was a retired teacher.
David W. Lee Jr. ’61, of Greenwood Village, Colo.; Sept. 22, of lung cancer. Following service in the U.S. Air Force, he had a long career in banking and investment management. He retired in 2008. He was actively involved in his community and served on the boards of Junior Achievement Rocky Mountain, Denver Kids Inc., and the Rotary Club of Denver. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; a daughter; a son; a stepson; and a granddaughter.
Albert T. Hoke ’62, of Akron, Pa., formerly of Lancaster, Pa. He worked as a research scientist for Armstrong World Industries. He was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity in Lancaster. He is survived by a sister, a brother-in-law, a niece, and a nephew.
Jean L. Rehbock ’64, of Washington, D.C.; Sept. 18.
Hugh S. Butler Jr. ’65, of Avon, Conn., formerly of Darien, Conn.; Aug. 28, after an extended illness. His professional career included real estate investment trusts and, most recently, accounting and tax consulting at Jackson Hewitt. He enjoyed politics and playing golf and paddle tennis. He is survived by a sister, two nieces, a grandniece, and a grandnephew.
Daniel C. Harris ’65, of Keene, N.H.; Oct. 9. He recently retired after 25 years as an Allstate Insurance agent. He was a member of the United Church of Christ and the Keene Lions Club. He enjoyed singing in his church choir, as well as with the Keene Pops Choir and the Yankee Male Chorus. He is survived by two sons, a granddaughter, and two sisters.
Jeffrey A. Smith ’66, of Nantucket, Mass., formerly of Mendham, N.J.; Mar. 21. He was the vice president of Smith Management Company in New York City. He is survived by his wife, Mary Smith, of 9 Fulling Mill Rd., Nantucket 02554; two daughters; and four grandchildren.
Peter Sutter ’66, ’68 AM, of Chicago; Oct. 3, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Eileen.
Marc E. Gevinson ’68, of San Diego; Aug. 22. He was an entrepreneur who began several businesses, most recently Goalkeeper Incentive Systems, a sales and marketing-technology company. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta and the President’s Club. He enjoyed composing music, playing golf, and exercising. He is survived by a sister and several nieces and nephews.
Robert S. Brockwehl ’69, of Golden, Colo.; Apr. 23. He is survived by his brother Neil ’70.
James L. Medoff ’69, of Concord, Mass.; Sept. 15. He was a professor of economics at Harvard and an author of books on the subject, including What Do Unions Do? He is survived by a daughter; a son, Justin ’04; and a sister.
David K. Crimmin ’72, of Acton, Mass.; Sept. 14. He was a management education consultant and for the last 12 years was a senior consultant at the Bose Corp. He was a member of Brown’s track team and later was active in youth sports, most recently as a lacrosse referee. He was a member of the Brown Club of Boston. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia; a daughter; and two sons, including Matthew ’03.
Bruce B. Hoenig ’72, of New York City; Aug. 28.
Marilyn Sperling Hochheiser ’72, of Potomac, Md.; May 16. She is survived by daughter Rachel Hochheiser Schwartz ’00.
Leslie Miller Altman ’75, of Minnetonka, Minn.; Sept. 6, from cancer. An attorney, she was on the staff of Attorney General Hubert H. Humphrey III, where she specialized in workers’ compensation. She was appointed as the first woman judge to the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals. She later practiced at the firm Rider Bennett, and most recently at Littler Mendelson in Minneapolis, where she was instrumental in establishing the firm’s workers-compensation-practice group. She was one of the first females hired as a Minneapolis park patrol agent. She cochaired the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Diversity Task Force and its Diversity Survey Committee. She was a member of the Bar Association’s Women in the Legal Profession committee, past president of the Minnesota Women Lawyers Assoc., and former director of the National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations, as well as a participant in the American Bar Association’s Commission on Women in the Profession. She is survived by her husband, Frank ’75; two daughters, including Miriam Altman ’08; and a sister.
Gregory H. Barnhill ’75, of Baltimore; Sept. 14. He was an investment banker, working at Alex, Brown & Sons for several years after graduation. In the 1980s and 1990s he was a senior member of Alex, Brown & Son’s international-equity sales team. In 1999 after the bank was purchased by Bankers Trust and later by Deutsche Bank AG, he was head of the Baltimore-based sales team. He retired in 2003 as managing director of institutional equity sales at Deutsche Bank. He was active in numerous civic organizations and was instrumental in bringing the Volvo Ocean Race Baltimore/Annapolis stopover to Baltimore. In 2004 he was appointed to the Maryland Racing Commission. He was a board member of Brown Advisory Securities LLC, Pure Bioscience, Osiris Therapeutics, and FLAVORx. He is survived by his wife, Lisa; a son; and a brother.
Louis J. Larkin ’75, of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; Sept. 22, from brain cancer. He was an engineer for Pratt & Whitney and Lockheed Martin. He was the holder of six patents. As a mentor and adviser to many engineers, he was chosen to be a Lockheed Martin Fellow. He volunteered with Habitat for Humanity. He was a lifelong athlete who enjoyed playing tennis and coaching his children’s teams. He is survived by his wife, Sara Digan Larkin ’76; two daughters; a son; a grandson; and a cousin.
Judith Hambleton Radice ’76, of The Woodlands, Tex.; July 14, from uterine cancer. She was a homemaker and an active member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. She enjoyed cooking, baking and spending time with her family and dogs. She is survived by her husband, Rich; a daughter; two sons; four siblings; and several nieces and nephews.
Andrew C. Hopkins ’80, of Dallas; Sept. 5, from pancreatic cancer. He held positions in psychiatry in New Hampshire before moving to Dallas, where he worked for 17 years at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. There he received numerous awards for excellence, including the Physician of the Year award three times. He is survived by his wife, Marianne; his parents; two sisters; and three brothers.
Jean Chiaramonte Martin ’82, of Scituate, Mass.; Sept. 5, after a long illness. She had worked for Bison Books, St. Joseph’s Retreat Center, and the Town of Scituate while raising her family. She was involved in community organizations. She is survived by her husband, David; two daughters; a son; her mother; and three sisters.
Robert E. D. Hawkins ’85, of New York City; Sept. 24, from cancer. He was a lawyer. He is survived by his wife, Jamie; a daughter; a son; his parents; a stepmother; a sister and brother-in-law; and a nephew.
Donald A. Randolph ’91, Wheaton, Ill.; Mar. 27, from cancer. Since 2005 he had been a practicing orthopedic surgeon in the Dallas area. He is survived by a daughter, his parents, and many fraternity brothers.
Charles F. Kenney ’10, of Jamaica Plain, Mass.; Aug. 20. He was a ground intelligence officer with the 7th Regiment of the First Marine Division. While at Brown he studied international economic development and traveled to Vietnam through a Harvard Kennedy School of Government program to study aspects of the Vietnamese economy and educational system. He was also a captain of the Brown lacrosse team. He is survived by his parents, a sister, and girlfriend Charlotte Rizzi.
Paul R. Miller ’41 AM (see ’39).
Anthony E. Ventriglia ’43 ScM, of Bronxville, N.Y.; Aug. 28. He was a professor of mathematics at Manhattan College for 45 years before retiring in 1995. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force. He was a member of the American Mathematical Assoc., the American Assoc. for the Advancement of Science, and the American Mathematical Society. His name appeared in Who’s Who in American Education and American Men of Science. He is survived by his wife, Lois; two daughters; and five grandchildren.
Beatrice Wickett-Nesbitt ’45 AM, of Calgary, Canada; Sept. 10. She was executive director of the Canadian Mental Assoc. in 1961 before becoming chief psychologist on the Ottawa public school board, where she was instrumental in establishing innovative programs for emotionally disturbed and autistic children in the school system. After retiring from the school board in 1983, she helped establish the Ottawa-Carleton Regional Palliative Care Association and became the resident psychologist with the palliative care unit at the Elisabeth Bruyere Health Centre. She won numerous provincial and national honors, including the Order of Canada in 1986, the Canadian Rehabilitation Council’s Most Innovative Program award, and an award for outstanding professional achievement. In 2007 the Canadian Psychological Assoc. gave her a distinguished lifetime achievement award. She also received honorary doctorates from Acadia Univ. and Carleton Univ. She is survived by a daughter.
Howard G. Baetzhold ’48 AM (see ’44).
Donald E. Andersen ’52 PhD (see ’45).
Rev. A. Royston Cochran ’54 AM, of Wakefield, R.I.; Sept. 17. He was the retired assistant administrator for policy in the R.I. Department of Human Services.
John L. Rossner ’60 AM, of Montreal, Canada; Aug. 27. He was an Anglican priest, as well as a professor in the department of religion at Concordia Univ. in Montreal since 1972. He taught and did research in comparative religion and culture. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; and many family members.
Robert J. Shapiro ’60 MAT, of Cranston, R.I.; Sept. 6. He was associated with the Warwick (R.I.) school system for 50 years, serving as history teacher, principal, and superintendent. He retired in 2007. He was the recipient of numerous awards, including the R.I. Outstanding Young Educator award and Superintendent of the Year. The Robert J. Shapiro Cultural Arts Center was dedicated to him at Toll Gate High School. He was a veteran of the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Audrey; two sons, including Andrew ’82; and four grandchildren.
Joan R. Adaskin ’61 MAT, of Dedham, Mass., formerly of San Diego; Sept. 17. She was a high school and college math teacher and spent most of her career teaching at Coronado High School and Mesa College in southern California. She volunteered at Sharp Hospital and with the Junior Golf and San Diego Amateur Golf Leagues. She was an avid Padres fan and season ticket holder for more than 30 years. She was a member of the ladies club at Torrey Pines and Balboa Golf clubs. She is survived by a sister, nieces, and nephews.
Michael Wreszin ’61 PhD, of Barrington, R.I.; Aug. 12. He was a professor of history at Wayne State Univ., at Brown (from 1962 to 1964), and at Queens College. He wrote biographies of Oswald Garrison Villard, Alfred Jay Nock, and Dwight Macdonald, and was an editor of a collection of Macdonald’s letters. He was a political activist and a master at debate. He is survived by his wife, Carol; a daughter; a son; and a granddaughter.
Robert G. Hindmarsh ’62 MAT, of Putney, Vt.; Oct. 12. He was a retired crop specialist for Eastern States Farmers Exchange. In 1957 he cofounded The Meeting School in Rindge, N.H., where he taught math and biology and ran the school farm. He was a fund-raiser for the American Friends Service Committee and a volunteer with Meals on Wheels. He is survived by his wife, Thera; two daughters; two sons; two granddaughters; and brothers George ’44 and Alexander ’50.
Allan M. Thompson ’64 ScM, ’68 PhD, of Wilmington, Del.; Aug. 27, following complications of dementia. Professor emeritus at the Univ. of Delaware, he joined the geology department in 1967 and taught earth sciences until his retirement in 2005. In 1986 he was honored with the university’s Excellence in Teaching award. He was also the coordinator of Secondary Science Education, training high school science teachers. He is survived by his wife, Linda; two daughters; two granddaughters; and a brother.
Frederick R. Griffiths ’66 AM, of Providence; Aug. 31. He had a career in communications and retired in 1987 as the vice president of Outlet Communications Inc. During World War II he served in the U.S. Air Force, where he received a Bronze Star, and later served with the U.S. Air Force Reserves. He was a member of several boards, including the R.I. Historical Society, the R.I. Philharmonic Orchestra, the R.I. Committee on the Humanities, the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, and the R.I. Lung Assoc. He was a trustee emeritus of the Providence Public Library and a member of the Providence Athenaeum and the Brown Faculty Club. He is survived by a sister.
James S. Panos ’66 AM, of Westport Harbor, Mass.; Aug. 31. He taught English and philosophy at Durfee High School for many years before becoming principal. He retired in 1991. He continued to teach courses in literature and philosophy at Southeastern Massachusetts Univ. until 2011. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He volunteered in literacy programs and other community programs. He was on the board of the Westport Historical Society and the Durfee Alumni Scholarship Board. He is survived by two sons, two grandchildren, a brother, and several nieces and nephews.
Edwin L. Blossom ’67 MAT, of Lake Oswego, Ore.; June 10. He was a former social studies teacher. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; a son; a grandson; and a sister.
Peter Sutter ’68 AM (see ’66).
Richard J. Bayramshian ’75 MAT (see ’58).
Joshua B. Stein ’77 AM, of Pawtucket, R.I.; Sept. 8. He taught in the history department at Roger Williams Univ. for 43 years, specializing in ancient and medieval history, religion, and the history of religion. He established the Alpha Chi Honors Society at Roger Williams and served as its faculty adviser for six years. He also served as president of the faculty senate and chairman of the history department. He was known for his column, “From the Old Olivetti,” in the Jewish Voice and Herald. He was the author of seven books and numerous scholarly articles and papers. He is survived by his wife, Penney; three sons; and a brother.
Janice M. Goggin ’94 AM, of Dennisport, Mass.; May 2, 2011.
Eugene C. Luschei, of Truro, Mass.; Sept. 4. He was a retired professor of philosophy, having taught for many years at Brown. He was an avid reader and enjoyed the arts and classical music. He had an informative weekly radio program of classical music on WOMR in Provincetown. He is survived by a sister, a brother, three nieces, and two nephews.
Ivan F. Waldbauer, of Oberlin, Ohio; Sept. 13. An associate professor emeritus of music, he taught at Reed College, Cornell, Vassar College, Binghamton Univ., and Brown. He retired in 1990. From 1957 to 1966 he was research director at the Bartok Archives in New York City. At Brown he taught music history and theory. After 30 years he retired to Oberlin. His research and published articles cover a wide range of topics, including popular instrumental music of the Renaissance and German music theory of the 18th and 19th centuries. He is survived by his wife, Claudia Macdonald ’69; a daughter; a stepdaughter; a stepson; and three step-grandchildren.