July 2nd, 2013


C. Roland Eddy ’35, of Lansdale, Pa.; Feb. 12. He was a research chemist for 31 years with the Eastern Regional Research Center of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He also taught part-time at Temple Univ. from 1948 to 1951 and again from 1954 to 1965. After retiring, he continued to teach physics for 14 years at Beaver College (now Arcadia Univ.), where he won a distinguished teaching award even though he was only a part-time teacher. He enjoyed singing in the Meadowood Chorus, playing the piano and organ, and writing several compositions of his own. He also enjoyed writing and published Oceans of the Mind. He is survived by two daughters, two sons, two stepchildren, 12 grandchildren, a sister, and two brothers.

Robert N. Adamson ’37, of Harvard, Mass., formerly of New Canaan, Conn.; Feb. 16. He practiced dentistry in New York City for 35 years. During World War II he served in the U.S. Naval Dental Corps and with the 1st Marine Division in the South Pacific. He was a member of the New York Academy of Dentistry, the Burns Society, the Union League Club, the International College of Dentists, St. Andrew’s Society, and Delta Sigma Delta. He enjoyed playing the piano, as well as singing in the choir at St. Marks Church. He is survived by his wife, Laura, and a daughter.

J. Cheston Constable ’39 of Essex, Conn.; Mar. 7. He was a retired advertising and communications executive with IBM in Manhattan and Armonk, N.Y. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a competitive track runner in both high school and college. He was a member of the Nantucket Yacht Club, the Field Club of Greenwich, Conn., and Psi Upsilon. He enjoyed sailing and playing tennis. He is survived by his wife, Priscilla; daughter Pam Constable ’74; a son; and two granddaughters.


Frederick Bloom ’40, of Walpole, Mass., formerly of Westwood, Mass.; Oct. 31. He was a Brown trustee emeritus. During World War II he was based in the Aleutian Islands, where he performed cryptoanalysis for the U.S. Army Signal Intelligence Service. He subsequently worked for Saco-Moc Shoe Corp of Portland, Me., as its Eastern sales representative. In 1948 he was named executive director of the Two Ten Associates Inc., where he earned the nickname Mr. Two Ten. For 37 years he ran Two Ten Footwear Foundation and was instrumental in forming the Two Ten National Scholarship Program. In Westwood, he founded the town’s Committee on Human Rights and its Fair Housing Committee. He was also a board member of Jobs Clearing House. He served Brown in numerous capacities, notably as an alumni trustee from 1971 to 1976. He was treasurer, secretary, vice president, and president of the Brown Club of Boston; regional director and director-at-large of the Associated Alumni; a member of the John Carter Brown Library; a member of the Development Council; and chairman of the greater Boston Alumni Schools Program. For his work, he received a 1969 Brown Bear Award and the 1970 Brown Soccer Assoc. Honor Award. Phi Beta Kappa and Pi Lambda Phi. He was an avid Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots fan and enjoyed collecting pottery. He is survived by his wife, Edith; a daughter; two sons, including David ’71; and grandson Joshua Bloom ’14.

D. Bret Carlson ’40, of Weston, Mass.; Mar. 2. He practiced law for more than 50 years with Debevoise & Plimpton in New York City, where he was a partner, and lived for many years in New Canaan and Fairfield, Conn., before retiring to Cape Cod in 1997. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the American Bar Assoc., the New York Bar Assoc., the Brown Club of New York, Delta Upsilon, and Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by a daughter, Nancy Carlson Berners-Lee ’80; two sons, including D. Kurt Carlson ’75; five grandchildren; and a sister.

Frank Giunta ’40, of Naples, Fla., formerly of Warren, R.I.; Apr. 15. He was a retired pediatrician. After serving in the U.S. Army Medical Corps from 1944 to 1946, he helped establish a two-year residency program in pediatrics at the Providence Lying-In (now Women & Infants Hospital) and Chapin and Bradley hospitals. Extremely interested in newborn jaundice, he published The Effects of Environmental Lighting on Neonatal Jaundice in 1969. He ran a pediatrics practice in Providence for 20 years and later joined Pediatrics Associates, from which he retired to Naples in July 1992. He was a former clinical associate professor of pediatrics at Brown and an associate chief of pediatrics at Women & Infants Hospital. He was a member of the American Medical Assoc., the Rhode Island Medical Society, Sigma Xi, and Phi Beta Kappa. He enjoyed playing bridge and golf. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; a daughter; a son; and three grandchildren.

Gertrude Bray Riesz ’40, of Bethesda, Md.; Mar. 17. During World War II she worked in the graphic arts department of General Electric. Following the war, she moved to New York City and worked as a secretary at the Woodrow Wilson Foundation and subsequently at the New York Herald Tribune. While raising her family, she worked at the National Institutes of Health. She retired in 1996. She is survived by her husband, Peter Riesz; a daughter; two sons; and two grandchildren.

Elizabeth Byrne Bransfield ’41, of Natick, Mass.; Feb. 15. She worked at her family’s business, the Wellesley Inn, and began a long involvement in public service in the town of Natick. She served as a town meeting member, planning board member, finance committee member, planning director, and vice-chairman and community development director. She enjoyed summers on Cape Cod and traveling with family. She is survived by two daughters, a son, four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, sister Agatha Byrne Stanard ’45, and many nieces and nephews.

Abraham Schwartz ’41, of Marlton, N.J., formerly of Providence. He practiced dentistry on the East Side of Providence for many years until his retirement in 1994. For a short time he taught at Harvard Dental School. He served as president of the Providence Dental Society, was a member of the Rotary, and a Master of the Redwood Lodge of Masons. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Klemer Schwartz; a daughter; a son; five grandchildren; brother Morris Schwartz ’49; and nieces Rebecca Haumann ’13 and Barbara Revkin ’70.

Hugh A. Grady Jr. ’42, of Berwyn, Pa.; Aug. 2, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Jean; four children; four stepchildren; 15 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.

Herbert M. Iselin ’42, of Pound Ridge, N.Y.; Apr. 8, of complications from Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia and heart disease. He was a retired investment banker and attorney and former president of Iselin Associates. He was former vice president, treasurer, and director of Merrill Lynch Economics Inc. He was a trustee of the Mamaroneck Free Library, the Providence Public Library, and Hiram Halle Library; chairman of the executive committee of the Emelin Theater for the Performing Arts; director of the Brown Associated Alumni; and a member of the board of governors of the New York and Westchester Brown clubs. He was an avid fan of Brown sports and enjoyed antique trains and chocolate. He is survived by his wife, Lily; three daughters, including Diane Iselin ’81 and Julie Iselin Turjoman ’79; and three grandchildren.

Norman B. Orent ’42, of Boca Raton, Fla.; Feb. 20. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Seidman Orent ’44; two daughters, including Rena Orent Ginsberg ’73; son-in-law Laurence Ginsberg ’74; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Robert Brandt ’44, of Redmond, Wash., formerly of San Rafael, Calif.; Apr. 2. He was a retired research analyst for Fireman’s Fund Insurance. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He was active in his San Rafael community and served as president of the Phi Beta Kappa Northern California Assoc. and as copresident of the Marin County Mental Health Board. He is survived by three children, four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Dorothy Segool Goldblatt ’44, of Huntington, N.Y.; Mar. 3, following a brief illness. She was a retired social worker for the state of R.I. She is survived by two sons, five grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.

Dorothy Robinson Golner ’44, of Berkeley, Calif.; Mar. 9. She was active for many years in the Beth El Sisterhood, Hadassah, and the Jewish Community Federation of the East Bay, where she was president of the Women’s Division in 1980. She is survived by a daughter and a son-in-law.

Robert E. Haynes ’44, of South Daytona, Fla.; Mar. 30. He worked for the American Optical Company for more than 35 years in research and development and as an engineer in their Mass. office, and later as plant manager in their Frederick, Md., office before retiring in 1980. He is survived by his wife, Annetta; two daughters; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Richard C. Houck ’44, of La Grange, Ill.; Mar. 11. He worked as an automatic-sprinkler fire protection contactor and mechanical designer in the Chicago area until his retirement in 1986. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was a docent for the Chicago Architectural Foundation and an active member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church. He enjoyed traveling and visiting lighthouses. He is survived by three daughters, a son, 11 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and close friend Nancy Tieszen.

Jean Andrews Marble ’44, of Toronto, Ontario; Feb. 2, after a short illness. She was a homemaker. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, and traveling. She is survived by daughter Carol Thatcher ’72, two sons, and five grandchildren.

John M. Brown ’45, of Bluffton, S.C., formerly of Glen, N.H.; Mar. 14. An engineer, he spent most of his career with General Electric, retiring in 1986 as manager of generator engineering. In retirement he obtained a general contractor’s license and contracted new homes in N.H. and N.C. During World War II and the Korean War he served in the U.S. Navy. He was president of the Mass. Society of Professional Engineers, a member of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, and a member of the building committee at Grace Coastal Church, where he also served as deacon and treasurer. He is survived by his wife, Sandra; a daughter; two sons; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister; brother Roger Brown ’41; nephews Douglas Brown ’65 and Wendell S. Brown ’65, ’67 ScM; and great-nephew Dylan Brown ’03.

Ruth Pearson Ligenza ’45, of West Warwick, R.I., formerly of Montville, Conn.; Apr. 13. She was employed as a chemical engineer at Pratt & Whitney for several years before teaching high school math and science. She later attained pharmacy certification and worked as a cardiopulmonary technologist until her retirement in 1986. She was a member of Brown’s basketball team and Sigma Xi. She enjoyed skiing and hiking. She is survived by a brother and several nieces and nephews.

Dorothea Henningan Weir McKenna ’45, of Vero Beach, Fla., formerly of Jonesboro, Ga.; Mar. 9. She was a retired English teacher in the Jonesboro school system. She is survived by two daughters, a son, four grandchildren, and four stepchildren.

William O. Pettit ’45, of Worcester, Mass.; Feb. 20, after a short illness. He worked for the Gaychrome Co. for many years and purchased it in 1957. He retired in 1981. He enjoyed sailing and building model ships. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He served on many boards, including Hahnemann Hospital, the Worcester Preservation Society, and the Worcester Audubon Society, and was a member of the American Antiquarian Society, the Worcester Club, Tatnuck Country Club, the Eastward Ho Country Club, the Nautical Research Guild, Tower Hill Botanic Garden, and the Worcester Historical Society. He was also a vestry member and secretary at All Saints Church. He is survived by his wife, Sally; a daughter; a son; and four grandchildren.

Raymond J. Armstrong ’46, of Westport, Conn.; Feb. 21, of prostate cancer. He was an investment advisor. He worked at General Electric for five years before earning his MBA at Harvard Business School, where he later briefly taught advertising. He then joined Owens Corning Fiberglass as an advertising manager, moved to Starwood Corp. in 1960, and became president 10 years later. In 1981 he was appointed to manage President Reagan’s portfolio in a blind trust during his time in the White House. After retiring, he founded Armstrong Shaw Associates. He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He is survived by six children, three grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and his partner, Regina Brauer.

Hebert W. Bolles ’46, ’48 AM, of Portsmouth, R.I.; Apr. 6, after a long illness. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy. Ordained an Episcopal priest in 1951, he served in numerous positions throughout his career, including curate of St. Stephen’s in Providence, chaplain to Brown and RISD, rector of the Church of the Ascension in Wakefield, R.I., from 1953 to 1957, and canon pastor of Christ Church Cathedral in Indianapolis from 1957 to 1962. He returned to active duty as a chaplain aboard a U.S. Naval destroyer, retired from the navy as a captain in 1979, and was awarded the Bronze Star. He was a member of the Rhode Island Diocesan Standing Committee and from 1984 to 1989 was the ecumenical officer. He was also an instructor at the School for Deacons from 1982 to 1991 and later served as vicar of St. Andrew’s in Little Compton from 1989 to 1994. He is survived by his wife, Bambi; two daughters; two sons; and nine grandchildren.

June Suzuki Kawamura ’46, of Newport Beach, Calif.; Feb. 27. Her college education was interrupted by her family’s internment at Santa Anita Race Track and then Gila, Ariz. With help from the Episcopal Church, she was able to return to college, and transferred to Pembroke. After a year of Episcopal mission work on a Sioux Indian reservation in South Dakota, she moved back to her hometown, Los Angeles, and worked with the Department of Water and Power as a lab technician. She was active with St. James Episcopal Church, the Newport Heights Elementary School PTA, and various charities. She enjoyed skiing, reading, traveling, and playing bridge and golf. She also learned to fly in the 1940s and took lessons again in her 70s. She is survived by five children; ten grandchildren, including Sarah Kay ’10, ’12 MAT; and a brother.

William H. King ’46, of Tucson, Ariz.; Jan. 16. He was a retired supervisor of health education and associate professor of physical education at the Univ. of Arizona. He is survived by his wife, Margery.

Lincoln H. Lippincott Jr. ’46, of Mystic, Conn.; Dec. 22.

Joseph S. Olcott ’46, of Bryans Road, Md.; Jan. 30. He was the owner of Arlington Paper Supply Co. for more than 30 years. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a Mason and enjoyed traveling. He is survived by several cousins.

Kenneth W. Parker ’46, of Barrington, R.I.; Apr. 10. He took a position with the Providence Journal in 1947, where he was a reporter, photographer, librarian, and photo editor for 17 years. For 27 years he was the automotive and motor sports editor, traveling in the U.S. and Britain. He wrote a weekly motor sports column and covered major races at Indianapolis, Daytona, and Watkins Glen. He later became the home and real estate editor for two years, then state editor for the local pages from 1976 until he retired in 1978. Upon his retirement, the Journal invited him to continue his automotive coverage, which he did until 1991. In addition, he taught photojournalism at URI from 1965 to 1979. For 14 years he was a swimming instructor for handicapped children at the Barrington YMCA and worked with the Providence Preservation Society, leading tours for school children. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force. With a keen interest in science and exploration, he donated his body to Brown’s anatomy department. He is survived by two daughters, a son, and three grandchildren.

Reeves A. Lukens ’47, of Greensboro, N.C.; Feb. 15. He was a retired vice president for Pilot Life Insurance Co. in Greensboro. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member of the American Society of Naval Engineers, the National Geographic Society, and Sigma Kappa. He is survived by his wife, Margaret; a daughter; and a son.

Richard R. Raschke ’48, of Ormond Beach, Fla.; Feb. 26. He was an electrical engineer and worked with General Electric for more than 43 years. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by four children and six grandchildren.

Allen T. Schultz ’48, of Boca Raton, Fla.; Jan. 25, from a stroke. He was the retired president of Shelby Tissue Inc. He was a member of Metropolis (N.Y.) and High Ridge (Fla.) country clubs. He enjoyed playing golf and collecting coins. He is survived by his wife, Jane; a daughter; a son; and four grandchildren.

Archie C. Burnett III ’49, of Milford, N.H.; Mar. 21. He owned and operated Burnett Ford in Rehoboth until 1971, when he moved to Milford and purchased Milford Ford. He was a Ford dealer for more than 40 years. He also owned Crest Real Estate. During the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Army. He was former president of the New Hampshire Auto Dealers Assoc. and a member of the National Assoc. of Auto Dealers. He served on the N.H. Motor Vehicle Industry Board and was active in the Lions Club and the Masons. He enjoyed playing tennis and golf, reading, solving Sudoku puzzles, and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Hope; three daughters; a son; and seven grandchildren.

Anne Seaver Harrington ’49, of Endwell, N.Y.; Mar. 25. She owned Harrington’s Antiques in Endwell. She enjoyed painting, reading, politics, and cheering for the Boston Red Sox. She is survived by her husband, Donald ’48; two daughters; a son; six grandchildren; a sister; and several nieces and nephews.

Robert P. Heaton ’49, of Lincoln, R.I.; Mar. 9. He was the manager of Price-Fletcher Tree Service before accepting the position of tree warden for the town of Lincoln. He retired in 2012. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of American Legion Post #33 and the Jenks Lodge #24, and he served on the board of directors of Riverside Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; two daughters; two sons; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers; and several nieces and nephews.

John M. Hoerle Jr. ’49, of Wakefield, R.I.; Dec. 18. He is survived by his wife, Wendy, and three children.

Victor J. Logan ’49, of Glen Ellyn, Ill.; Feb. 21. He was an industrial engineer consultant. Throughout his career, he held positions at various companies, including Imperial-Eastman, Componetrol, A.T. Kearney Inc., Western Electric Co., and Brown & Sharpe. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He wrote many articles related to the improvement of American industry and published Three Turning Points: The Struggle to Implement Rapidly Changing Technology in a Traditional Manufacturing Company in 2002. He was a member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. He enjoyed choral singing and symphonic music, camping, and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Grace; two daughters; a son; four grandchildren; brother John ’48; and a nephew.

Eugene J. McGuinness Jr. ’49, of New York City; Mar. 8. He had a successful law practice in White Plains, N.Y., which continues today as O’Connor, McGuinness, Conte, Doyle, Oleson, Watson & Loftus. He retired in 1989. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed fishing and sailing. He is survived by two daughters, three sons, eight grandchildren, a great-granddaughter, and two brothers.

Ruth Gormley Pickard ’49, of Morgantown, Ind.; Apr. 1. She was a retired elementary education teacher. She was a member of the Brown County Presbyterian Fellowship Church and the Indiana Retired Teachers Assoc., and was a past president of the Brown County Literary Club. She enjoyed genealogy and was a certified American lineage specialist. She is survived by her husband, Allen; a daughter; three sons; two grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

J. Paul Wingert ’49, of Stuart, Fla., formerly of Altoona, Pa.; Mar. 22, of pancreatic cancer. A retired physician. He cofounded Blair Medical Associates in Altoona, where he worked until his retirement in 1991. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He is survived by his wife, Gwendolyn; a daughter; a son; two stepsons; and grandchildren.

Albert F. Wisner ’49, of Williamsburg, Va.; Apr. 4. He pursued a successful career in manufacturing management. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution and past president of its Williamsburg chapter. He is survived by two daughters, a son, two stepdaughters, a stepson, and two grandsons.


William A. Allenson ’50, of Green Cove Springs, Fla.; Jan. 11, 2012. He was the retired president of Allenson Associates Inc. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He coached Little League and basketball and enjoyed playing bridge and golf. He is survived by his wife, Hope; five children; two stepchildren; 14 grandchildren; and a sister.

Thomas T. Cary ’50, of North Dartmouth, Mass.; Jan. 22. He had a career in sales with Aerovox and later retired from Gerber Sales, an electronics distributer in Needham, Mass. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army and received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He was an avid reader, particularly of American history, and enjoyed playing golf. He is survived by two daughters, a son, eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and a sister.

Alfred M. DeWolf ’50, of South Dartmouth, Mass.; Mar. 29. He was the third-generation owner of the DeWolf and Vincent Hardware Store in New Bedford until its closing in 1980. For several years he led a monthly investment group at the Southworth Library. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was past president of the Kiwanis Club and a member of the New England Hardware Dealers Assoc. and the Cape and Islands Orchid Society. He was an avid gardener. He is survived by his wife, Helen; two daughters; three grandchildren; and a sister.

Timothy A. Fallon Jr. ’50, of Saunderstown, R.I.; Apr. 3. He worked in advertising at the Brooke, Smith, French & Dorrance Agency in New York City before becoming manager of advertising and investor relations for Consolidated Edison Company of New York. He was associated with the Public Utility Advertising Assoc., the Edison Electric Institute, the American Gas Assoc., and the American Management Assoc. At Brown he was treasurer of Lambda Chi Alpha and a member of the Brown Daily Herald staff. He was a former member of the Plum Beach Club, the Narragansett Gun Club, the Titanic Historical Society, the Brown Club of South County, and the Staunton Military Academy Alumni Assoc. He enjoyed working on his home and yard, building model ships and airplanes, and model railroading. He is survived by his wife, Peggy; a daughter; a son; and two grandchildren.

Thomas B. Griglun ’50, of Meriden, Conn.; Mar. 26. He began legal practice in 1959. Later he served as a Superior Court trial magistrate. He was twice elected judge of probate of the District of Meriden. He retired in 1994. During World War II he served in the U.S. Air Force. He was active in many law-related activities and was a member of the Conn. and Federal Bars, the Board of Governors of the Conn. Bar Assoc., the American Bar Assoc., and the Lithuanian-American Bar Assoc. From 1999 to 2000 he taught trust law at the Univ. of Vytautas the Great, Lithuania. He also served as judge advocate for the Polish Legion of American Veterans and for the Disabled American Veterans, from whom he received a Distinguished Service Award. He was a parishioner of St. Stanislaus Church, where he acted as legal counsel and sang in the choir. He was president of the Meriden Foundation and served on several boards, including the Salvation Army, the Easter Seals, and Friends of the Meriden Library, of which he was president from 1984 to 1988. He enjoyed playing the mandolin and established a musical group, known as the Peasant Symphony Society, that played for local churches, convalescent homes, and community organizations. He is survived by three sons, six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and a brother.

Thomas J. Higgins ’50, of Phoenix; Apr. 7, after a short illness. He was the owner of T.J. Higgins Insurance Agency. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his wife, Mary; two daughters; four sons; and eight grandchildren.

Joan Bindloss Humphreys ’50, of Pompano Beach, Fla.; Mar. 28. She was a past associate vice president at Prudential Bache Securities. She was actively involved in her community and helped to establish the Aiola McCoy Tennis League. She was a former member of the Brown sailing team and a member of Lighthouse Point Yacht and Racquet Club and the Silver Thatch Racquet Club. She is survived by two daughters, four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Edmund A. Lutz ’50, of Warwick, R.I.; Mar. 25. A licensed mechanical engineer, he began his career at his father’s company, Lutz Engineering Co., of which he later became as president. With his sons he founded and was president of HVAC Inc. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Kirkbrae Country Club and the Rotary Club. He is survived by his wife, Pamela; a daughter; two sons; and four grandchildren.

Richard D. Lyons ’50, of Charleston, S.C.; Mar. 13, of complications of vascular dementia. A retired journalist, in the mid-1960s he reported on science, space exploration, the space shuttle program, medicine, and psychology for the New York Times. In the 1970s he moved to Washington, D.C., to cover Congress and later returned to New York to cover metropolitan news and the United Nations. In addition to the Times, his stories appeared in the New York Daily News, the Memphis Commercial Appeal, and the Plainfield Courier (N.J.). He retired in the mid-1990s. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He enjoyed music and reading mysteries and historical biographies. He was a member of Silurians, a club of retired journalists, and the Players Club. He is survived by his wife, Susan; a daughter; a son; two stepchildren; two granddaughters; and four step-grandchildren.

Walter G. Saacke ’50, of Providence; Mar. 17, of respiratory failure. He had a career in sales, most recently with General Foods. He retired in 1987. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He possessed a great knowledge of baseball statistics and had an avid interest in U.S. history, literature, and politics. He is survived by four daughters, three grandchildren, and niece Rebecca Smith LeGrand ’91.

William B. Thompson ’50, of Boulder, Colo., formerly of Ware, Mass.; Apr. 14. He was a retired employee of Aetna Life and Casualty Insurance Co. in Worcester, Mass. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed walking, biking, fishing, and playing tennis. He is survived by his wife, Mary; three sons; and grandchildren.

Leon F. Beaulieu ’51, of West Bridgewater, Mass.; Apr. 12, after a short illness. He worked at the First National Bank of Boston for 34 years. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Army. A trustee for the Howard Fund and the Goddard Health Foundation, he served on several West Bridgewater boards and committees and was a member of the Brockton Country Club, the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Brockton, the American Legion and Fellowship Lodge AF & AM, and Phi Delta Theta. He enjoyed gardening and playing golf. He is survived by his wife, Natalie; three daughters; and six grandchildren.

James W. Marshall Jr. ’51, of Hendersonville, N.C.; Apr. 8. He worked for Heritage Furniture Co. as a traveling salesman before joining McCarley & Co. of Asheville in 1963. He opened their Hendersonville office and was one of the first stockbrokers in Hendersonville and the first to have a ticker tape machine there. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was a member of the Rotary Club for more than 49 years, a member of the Hendersonville Country Club, and an active member of St. James Episcopal Church. He was on the board of Flat Rock Playhouse and the Salvation Army. He is survived by three sons and four grandchildren.

William R. Taber ’51, of Irmo, S.C., formerly of Dover, Mass.; Mar. 8. He was employed with Bristol-Myers Squibb as a district manager and regional sales trainer. He also was an agent for Bankers Life & Casualty Co. For 25 years he was a hospice volunteer with the VNA of Needham, Mass. He was a member and deacon of the Dover Church. He enjoyed boating and spending time with family. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; a daughter; a son; three grandchildren; and two brothers.

Arline Kerzner Weinberg ’51, of Providence; Jan. 1. She provided individual and family therapy. During her 30-year career she worked at Bradley Hospital and the R.I. Youth Guidance Center, and retired from the East Bay Mental Health Center. She was a member of Temple Beth El and the League of Women Voters. She enjoyed knitting, sewing, hiking, and skiing. She is survived by her husband, Eugene ’51; three children, including Robert Weinberg ’74, ’78 MD; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters; and two brothers.

Robert G. Elliott ’52, of Oklahoma City, Okla.; Mar. 11. He was employed as an adjuster in Tulsa from 1952 to 1960 and as a liability examiner in Oklahoma City from 1960 to 1963, and later was an assistant claims manager for Oklahoma Farmers Union Mutual Insurance Co. in Oklahoma City from 1963 until his retirement in 1993. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Signal Corps. He is survived by a son, two stepdaughters, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and a sister.

Walter L. Molineux Jr. ’53, of Fair Haven, N.J.; Apr. 3. In 1955 he joined New Jersey Bell, where he held many positions, retiring as assistant vice president of urban affairs in 1991. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. In 1976 he was inducted into Brown’s Athletic Hall of Fame for his achievements as a runner. He broke and set several records and was proud to finish second in the Millrose Games Wanamaker Invitational Mile. He sat on the boards of numerous organizations, including the United Way of Essex and West Hudson, Catholic Community Services, Newark Symphony Hall, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Newark, the Newark Performing Arts Corp., the Bridge of Books Foundation, and B’Nai B’rith. He was a member of the Rumson Country Club and the Sea Bright Beach Club, and was a mediator for the municipal court in Fair Haven. He enjoyed playing golf, traveling, spending time at the beach, and reading a good book. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; a daughter; two grandchildren; a stepdaughter; two step-grandchildren; and a brother.

Ralph G. Stoddard ’53, of Waitsfield, Vt.; Apr. 4. He began his career with Remington Rand Univac in data processing. He accepted a position as a programmer with Young & Rubicam Advertising and later was employed by the New York State Insurance Fund in data processing. He retired in 1994. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a handyman and enjoyed remodeling his home, as well as painting, reading, running, and playing tennis. He was a member of the Waitsfield United Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife, Anne Dermer Stoddard '54; daughter Elinor Stoddard ’85; sons Paul ’78 and James ’87; and four grandchildren.

William A. Young ’53, of Hobe Sound, Fla., formerly of Madison, Conn.; Mar. 21. He was a banker. He retired as senior vice president and treasurer of First Bank of New Haven, Conn., and served as a financial consultant to several banks in Conn. He also taught courses at the American Institute of Banking. He was past president of the Hamden Chamber of Commerce, treasurer of the Central Conn. U.S. Navy League, and a member of the New Haven Chamber of Commerce Port Development Committee. He enjoyed boating, traveling, playing golf, and watching sporting events, particularly the New York Giants and Yankees. He is survived by his wife, Ann; two daughters; a son; a stepson; six grandchildren; and a sister.

Joseph DeSousa ’54, of Longmont, Colo.; Apr. 1. He worked for IBM in various positions until his retirement in 1991. After retiring, he returned to school and later taught computer programming at Metro State College. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He volunteered throughout his community and was active at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church in Boulder. He enjoyed hiking, traveling, gardening, genealogy, and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife, Karen; five children; eight grandchildren; and a brother.

Floyd S. Weil ’54, of Armonk, N.Y.; Nov. 30. He was an attorney. He enjoyed sports and playing bridge. He is survived by his wife, Judith, and nephew Jonathan B. Nelson ’90.

Norman R. Anderton ’55, ’61 MAT, of Ridgefield, Conn.; Apr. 7. He was an English teacher and wrestling coach at Stamford High School from 1962 to 1978. After retiring from teaching, he worked in landscaping. He was a member of the First Congregational Church and was becoming a Stephen Minister before his illness. He is survived by a daughter, a son, and two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Michael J. Drabb Jr. ’55, of Bel Air, Md.; Dec. 4. He is survived by his wife, Anadora.

Howard P. Borjeson ’55, of Bonita Springs, Fla.; Feb. 8. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; two daughters; a son; and two granddaughters.

Ken F. Kinsey ’55, of Geneseo, N.Y.; Feb. 2. He was emeritus professor of physics at SUNY Geneseo after a teaching career that spanned more than 30 years. In retirement he was involved with the Geneseo County Museum. He served several years on the board of directors and as executive of the Geneseo Valley conservancy. He is survived by his wife, Susan, and a son.

Elizabeth Bowes MacCallum ’55, of Wyckoff, N.J.; Apr. 14. She taught elementary school in the Wyckoff school district for many years and later had a career in real estate, working with Murphy Realty and Coldwell Banker. She was active in her community and church, where she sang in the choir and was recording secretary. She also volunteered for the Little Sisters of the Poor. She is survived by her husband, Douglas ’54; three daughters; and eight grandchildren.

Stephen D. Noble ’56, of Dalton, Mass.; Mar. 7.

Leonard Sills ’57, of St. Simons Island, Ga.; Apr. 3. A nationally registered architect, he held licenses in seven states. He was involved in a wide variety of building types and master plans for all scales and was a major contributor in several award-winning design projects. His career was tripartite: traditional architectural firms, sole proprietor, and teacher in Boston; lead architect with the general engineering consultant for rapid transit work in Atlanta and the Southeast and, finally, as base architect and facilities planner with the Department of the Navy in Kings Bay, Ga. In retirement he enjoyed reading and renovating his home. He is survived by his wife, Deane, and a daughter.

Harry J. Smith ’57, of Cape Elizabeth, Me.; Nov. 23, of lung cancer. He was a poet and publisher and was still actively writing at the time of his death. He founded The Smith- Publishers in 1964. He was the author of 13 published books of poetry and three books of collected essays, and his work appeared frequently in literary magazines. In 1976 he received the Medwick Award for his poetry and achievements as an editor. In 1993 he received the Small Press Center’s Poor Richard Award for lifetime achievement. His screenplay Chinese Checkers was shown at MOMA and won a Solvay Prize. He was one of the founding editors of the annual Pushcart Prize for small-press writing. In 1972 he created the literary foundation the World Assoc. of Generalists, which sponsored noncommercial publishing. He is survived by his wife, Clare; three children, including Lisa Smith Trollback ’85; and six grandchildren.

Dennis J. Fish ’58, of Aiken S.C.; Feb. 27, of cholangiocarcinoma. He had a 23-year career in the U.S. Navy, during which he received two Meritorious Service Medals, a Navy Commendation Medal, and a Navy Battle Efficiency Medal. After retiring in 1981, he began a second career as a management consultant working with Sears World Trade and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC). Between 1981 and 1983 he established a supply center for the Royal Saudi Navy in Jeddah. Following the Velvet Revolution, he established the PWC consulting office in Prague. He retired a second time in 2004, but continued to work part-time as a seminar leader and consultant to senior military officers transitioning to the private sector. He enjoyed playing golf, traveling, and reading. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; a daughter; two sons; 10 grandchildren; and a brother.

Stephen Gushee ’58, of West Palm Beach, Fla.; Apr. 6, of bladder cancer. He was a senior associate to the rector at the Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea from 1991 to 1994. After that, he was a full-time religion writer for the Palm Beach Post until 1999. He was also the moderator of Viewpoint on WPTV, the Miami PBS affiliate. He previously worked as dean of Christ Church Cathedral in Hartford, Conn.; rector at Trinity Church in Newtown, Conn.; and rector at St. Peter’s Church in Cheshire, Conn. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his wife, Mary; two daughters, including Allison Gushee Molkenthin ’84; a son; eight grandchildren; and two brothers.

Joanne Ryan Paulsen Murray ’59, of Glastonbury, Conn.; Mar. 2. She owned and operated the Enfield Gardens florist shop from 1965 to 1987. She was a member of the Prayer Shawl Knitters and Crocheters at First Church of Christ. She is survived by a daughter; son Erik Paulson ’83; three stepdaughters; nine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.


Ruth Press Jagolinzer ’60, of Boca Raton, Fla., formerly of East Providence; Dec. 31. She was a retired freelance writer and an esteemed editor—particularly of science textbooks. Phi Beta Kappa. She is survived by her longtime friend Alan Uffer; two sons; five grandchildren; her brother, Arthur Press, and his wife, Carol Press ’62.

Mary O’Brien ’60, of North Kingstown, R.I.; Mar. 30. She had a distinguished career in the Providence school department. She began teaching in 1961, served a principal of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School, and retired as deputy superintendent of Providence Public Schools in 1990. She later served as coordinator of field placement and elementary education at Salve Regina Univ. until her retirement in 2000. She was a board member of both the San Miguel School and Bay View Academy. She enjoyed traveling, particularly to Ireland, where she visited often. She is survived by many cousins and friends.

Donald B. Poulson ’62, of Norwich, Vt.; Jan. 14. He worked for Yale Univ. Press and David Godine Publishers in Boston, and went on to Cambridge Univ. Press in New York City in 1979. He retired from publishing in 1986. He was an active member of the Norwich community and served on various town boards and committees. He was a Justice of the Peace for a term. He was a member of Norwich Congregational Church and the Lions Club. He enjoyed reading and learning. He is survived by a daughter, a brother, and two nephews.

Edward A. Stettner ’62, of Southborough, Mass.; Mar. 10. He was the Ralph Emerson and Alice Freeman Palmer Professor of Political Science, Emeritus, and a former associate dean at Wellesley College. He was previously affiliated with Rutgers and served as vice chair of the board of trustees of Mt. Ida College in Newton, Mass. Active in the American Assoc. of Univ. Professors, he was president of its Mass. State Conference from 1975 to 1977. He was a member of the American Political Science Assoc., the New England Political Science Assoc., and Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by his wife, Laura; a daughter; two sons; and three grandchildren.

Thomas E. Barnard ’63, of Oklahoma City, Okla.; Mar. 3. He had worked at Texas Instruments, Gould Industries, Martin Marietta, and Vitreous State Laboratories, and was working on a doctorate in physics at the time of his death. He is survived by his mother and sister.

Peter McDonald ’63, of Wilsonville, Ore. Mar. 29. After earning his master’s in forestry and performing forest management and silviculture for six years in Kenya, he returned to Wilsonville. There, he grew hazelnuts at Inchinnan Farm, his family property. In 1993 he was named Nut Grower of the Year. Because of his experience and expertise, the U.S. Department of State invited him to advise agriculturists and foresters in Bolivia, Brazil, and the republics of Azerbaijan and Georgia. He was involved with environmental organizations, including the Nature Conservancy. He was on the founding board of 1000 Friends of Oregon and was presented with the 2013 Tom McCall Legacy Award. He is survived by his wife, Jill; a daughter; a son; a granddaughter; and two sisters.

Barbara Mello Valente ’63, of Warren, R.I.; Jan. 24. A homemaker, she was also a vice president of Redmond Realty and served on the Warren schools’ Parents’ Advisory Board for Special Education. She was involved in organizations for families of deployed soldiers, and she received the U.S. Field Artillery Assoc.’s Molly Pitcher Award and the Commander’s Award for her service to soldiers’ families during Desert Storm. She was a member of the Hope Chapter of the Embroidery Guild of America, the Massasoit Historical Society, and St. Mary of the Bay Church, where she was a lifelong member of the choir. She enjoyed 13 years of restoring the Deacon Hiram Congdon House in Putnam, N.Y. She also enjoyed painting, cooking, sewing, and needlepoint. She is survived by her husband, Richard; two daughters; a son; four grandchildren; brother James Mello ’58; sister-in-law Sally Cameron-Mello ’58 ; niece Jeanne Mello Day ’80; and nephews Craig Mello ’82 and Frank Mello ’81 and his wife, Claire Quillian Mello ’82.

Arnold Zousmer ’63, of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.; Aug. 28, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Michele; and a son.

Albert Suttle Jr. ’64, of Richmond, Va.; Feb. 27. He worked with his father at Master Chevrolet until the 1980s and went on to work at Wheat First Securities and later retired from Harris Financial. He is survived by his wife, Carol; four children; five grandchildren; and a sister.

Stanley J. Bernstein ’65, of Boston; Mar. 30. He was CEO of the Biltrite Corp., a producer of thermoplastics products. He served as a Brown trustee, a Sports Foundation board member, and a class reunion leader. In addition, he was instrumental in endowing a Presidential Scholarship fund, two graduate fellowships, and an assistant professorship in political science and public policy. He was a life trustee of the Roxbury Latin School and a contributor to numerous other organizations. He is survived by his wife, Cathy; two daughters; sons Michael ’02 and Geoffrey ’09; and brother Frank ’67.

Barbara Cohen Garbus ’65, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Jan. 14. She was the owner of Quarters, an interior design firm. She is survived by two daughters, including Samantha Garbus ’90; two sons, including Peter ’87; daughter-in-law, Katherine Robbins ’86; two grandchildren; a stepsister; and a stepbrother.

George H. Myrick ’65, of North Scituate, R.I.; Dec. 11, 2011, of COPD. He was a self-employed architect, specializing in nursing homes and elderly housing. He was the former president of Robinson, Myrick & Associates. He was past president of the Scituate Preservation Society and a member of the American Institute of Architects and North Scituate Baptist Church. He enjoyed gardening, taking photographs, and writing poetry. He is survived by his wife, Linda, of 745 Central Pike, North Scituate 02857; a granddaughter; and a sister.

Terrence M. Kraft ’66, of Clinton, Mass.; Apr. 8, after a brief illness. He spent the majority of his professional career as a materials manager with several manufacturing companies, including Honeywell and Nypro Inc. For the past six years he was a bus driver for Clinton Livery Service. He is survived by a daughter, a son, six grandchildren, two sisters, and many nieces and nephews.

John G. Faria ’67, of Westport, Mass.; Mar. 2. After being admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1970, he started as an associate at the law firm of Palmer & Dodge in Boston. He later became a partner in the public law department with a practice in public finance, serving as bond council for several municipalities from 1977 until his retirement in 1997. He was a board member of the Wellesley Advisory Committee, the Wellesley Community Center, the Westport Central Village Improvement Committee, and the Westport Harbor Aqueduct Co. He enjoyed music and acted as treasurer for Concerts at the Point, a chamber music series. He enjoyed kayaking, sailing, swimming, gardening, tennis, golf, and walks on the beach. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; two daughters; a granddaughter; a brother; and several nieces and nephews.

Lee T. Bacheler ’68, of Chapel Hill, N.C.; Mar. 23. A virologist, she was internationally recognized for her contributions to the understanding of HIV resistance. She was on the faculty of Temple Univ. School of Medicine and later worked at DuPont and DuPont Merck Pharmaceuticals, where she was a key member of the development team for Efavirenz, an anti-HIV drug that is still in use today. Later at Virco, she headed a team that developed DNA sequencing of patient HIV samples to guide physicians to select the best anti-HIV drug to treat that individual patient. A potter, she also enjoyed cooking, gardening, and attending her son’s sports events. She is survived by her husband, Mike Largen, and their son.

David R. Cox ’68, ’70 MMS, of San Francisco, Jan. 21, of heart disease. He was chief scientific officer of Pfizer’s Biotherapeutics and Bioinnovation Center in South San Francisco. Previously he was a professor of genetics and pediatrics at the Stanford School of Medicine and codirector of the Stanford Genome Center. In 2000 he left Stanford to cofound Perlegen Sciences before being recruited by Pfizer in 2008. He is survived by his wife, Vicki; three children; and two brothers.


Thomas C.H. Mills ’72, of Santa Fe; Feb. 19. He practiced law in San Francisco before moving to N.M., where he practiced for 31 years. Gov. Bill Richardson appointed him deputy secretary of the Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources Department. He was also general counsel to the departments of tourism and economic development. In the latter role, he served as legal counsel for the Spaceport Authority for Spaceport America. He was active in numerous civic organizations. He is survived by his wife, Renee; his mother; a sister; and two brothers.

James B. Rennert ’79, of Los Angeles; Dec. 28.


Moira Murphy-Aguilar ’85, of El Paso, Tex.; Mar. 18, of lymphoma. She taught for more than 10 years at the Tec de Monterey in Mexico, where she won several distinguished professor awards. During her last years she taught at the Univ. of Texas, El Paso. She was a Rotary Fellow in Peru in 1986 and a Fulbright Scholar in Mexico in 1996. She published several articles on border trade and human rights. She is survived by four children, her father, and a brother.


Jeffrey M. Boulanger ’00, of Aurora, Colo.; Mar. 19, of acute pancreatitis. He is survived by his wife, Megan Wender Boulanger ’01; a daughter; a son; his parents; two sisters; two brothers; and several nieces and nephews.

Ryan Sims ’12, of Great Neck, N.Y.; Dec. 11. He is survived by his parents.


Hebert W. Bolles ’48 AM (see ’46).

Robert M. Oman ’60 ScM,’63 PhD, of St. Petersburg, Fla.; Feb. 19, of cancer. He was a physicist whose work contributed to several of the Apollo manned space missions. He worked for the company that is now known as United Technologies and later for a defense contractor that has since been acquired by Northrop Grumman. In the 1960s he conceived the cold cathode magnetron ultrahigh vacuum gauge that was used by astronauts on the moon. His pressure gauges still remain near the Fra Mauro and Salyut craters. Before and after NASA, he taught at several universities, including the Univ. of Minnesota, Northeastern, St. Petersburg College, the Univ. of South Florida, and the Univ. of Tampa. With his son, he cowrote Physics for the Utterly Confused, and he tutored students in math and physics in Singapore for five years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Judith, and a son, Daniel.

Marietta Schwickert Ruel ’60 AM, of Monroe, Conn.; Mar. 24. She taught German and French for many years at Masuk High School (Conn.). After retiring, she continued to teach German at Norwalk Community College. She was a member of Holy Cross Church and enjoyed spending time with her family and listening to classical music. She is survived by a daughter, two sons, and four grandchildren.

Manfred I. Seegall ’60 ScM, of San Diego; Feb. 10. He was a retired sales associate for Century 21 Realty. He is survived by his wife, Alma.

Norman R. Anderton ’61 MAT (see ’55).

Jules R.C. Gadoury ’61 MAT, of Woonsocket, R.I., formerly of Blackstone, Mass.; Mar. 24. He was a teacher at North Smithfield High School (R.I.) for 32 years, retiring as the foreign language department head in 1990. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Army. He was involved with Blackstone politics and served as a selectman and also on the building committee for the Blackstone Library. He was a communicant of St. Anthony’s Church. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; two daughters; a son; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two sisters.

William E. Bridges ’63 PhD, of Larkspur, Calif.; Feb. 17 from complications of Lewy body disease. He was a professor of American literature at Mills College in Oakland, Calif., until the mid-1970s, when he resigned from teaching to write. He published 10 popular books focusing on managing life changes. Among them was Transitions: Making Sense of Life’s Changes, which led to his being asked by several Fortune 500 companies to work with their employees through times of mergers and acquisitions. In 1980 he founded the consulting firm William Bridges & Associates. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Susan; three daughters; and a brother.

Mario L. D’Avanzo ’63 PhD, of Flushing, N.Y., formerly of Providence; Mar. 3. He taught at Providence College for five years, and later at CUNY Queens College until his retirement in 2007. He wrote many scholarly books and articles and was an outstanding athlete who enjoyed playing golf, baseball, and ice hockey. He is survived by a daughter, a son, two granddaughters, and his companion, Barbara Horn.

Harry R. Crouch Jr. ’64 PhD, of Deerfield Beach, Fla.; Feb. 26. He worked at the Oak Ridge (Tenn.) nuclear facility before returning to Fla. as an instructor at New College in Sarasota. He later worked as a computer software designer. He is survived by a daughter, a son, three stepchildren, six grandchildren, a sister, and a brother.

Raymond S. Milowski ’64 AM, of Bemidji, Minn.; Oct. 27. He is survived by a son.

Manuel Renasco ’65 MAT, of Little Compton, R.I.; Nov. 28. He was a structural engineer and owner of Renasco Associates of Little Compton. He was also the Little Compton building inspector for many years. He was a retired colonel in the U.S. Air Force, having served for more than 30 years, at one point in the Intelligence Unit at Andrews Air Force Base. He was a member of the Sakonnet Golf Club, the PG Club, the Warren’s Point Beach Club, and the University Club. He is survived by his wife, Clare Burke Renasco ’63 MAT; a daughter; two granddaughters; a great-granddaughter; a sister; and several nieces and nephews.

Joan Barrett ’67 MAT, of Paso Robles, Calif.; Mar. 7, from complications of Parkinson’s. She combined her interests in poetry, wildflowers, and photography to publish two books. She is survived by a brother, a niece, and five nephews.

Howard R. McPeck ’67 MAT, of Marion, Mass.; Mar. 23. He began his career teaching at Metairie Park Country Day School (La.) and then spent 27 years teaching English, coaching, mentoring, and holding various administrative positions, including assistant headmaster at Maumee Valley Country Day School in Toledo, Ohio. For the last 10 years he taught English at the Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School. He enjoyed painting, gardening, and attending his grandchildren’s sporting events. He is survived by his wife, Susan; two daughters; a son; five grandchildren; four stepchildren; and four step-grandchildren.

Helene Tilleux ’67 MAT, of Arlington, Va.; Apr. 10. She was an attorney. As a deputy clerk at the U.S. Court for the District of Columbia, she managed the jury selection for the Watergate trials. In later years, she was active in charitable work, particularly supporting legal aid, while residing in Tex. and Ala. She was an active member of the American Assoc. of Univ. Women. She is survived by her husband, James; a son; two grandchildren; and a brother.

Lowell C.P. Haugen ’69 MAT, of Baraboo, Wisc.; Mar. 31. He taught in Fonda, Iowa, before obtaining his master’s degree, marrying, and moving to Wisc. to teach at Baraboo Junior High School. He retired in 1995. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. Interested in drama, he acted and directed a variety of shows and programs. He was a member of the Sauk County Board and was active with the Sons of Norway and the Lutheran Brotherhood. He enjoyed gardening and sharing his harvest with the residents of Donahue Apartments and the Baraboo Food Pantry. He also enjoyed bowling, playing cards, reading, traveling, and cheering for the Minneapolis Lakers and Minnesota Twins and Vikings. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; two daughters; a son; two grandchildren; a sister; a brother; and several nieces and nephews.

David R. Cox ’70 MMS (see ’68).

Dora Rytman ’80 AM, ’93 PhD, of West Hartford, Conn.; Mar. 26. She worked as an adjunct professor at the Univ. of Hartford and was a lifelong professor of Yiddish. She served as a docent at the Jewish Heritage Museum and was a life member of Hadassah. She is survived by three daughters and nine grandchildren.

Chanasai Tieng-Trakul ’90 AM, ’96 PhD, of Kansas City, Mo.; Apr. 12. She taught multiple courses at Rockhurst Univ., including cultural anthropology, colonialism and development, and South Asia: peoples and cultures. She directed the global studies major program in anthropology and chaired the global studies advisory committee and the global perspectives and international studies committee. She was also a coordinator for refugee and migrant services and an ESL teacher for Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. She enjoyed cooking, baking, knitting, and Zumba dancing. She is survived by a cousin.


Sunil Tripathi ’12, of Radnor, Pa.; Apr. 24. He was a philosophy concentrator and accomplished saxophonist. He was an intellectually curious student and a brilliant writer. He is survived by his parents and by his sister, Sangeeta ’04, and his brother, Ravi ’09.


Morris L. Povar, of Boca Raton, Fla.; Mar. 22, of congestive heart failure. A veterinarian in private practice for many years in East Providence, he was on the Brown faculty for more than 20 years, directing the animal care facility. He came to Brown in 1962 as a consultant to what was then the Institute for Health Sciences, the precursor of the medical program. In recognition of his decades of service as researcher, teacher, and animal-care administrator, the Division of Biology and Medicine established the Morris L. Povar Prize to be awarded annually to a graduating senior for excellence in physiology or zoology. He enjoyed sailing and traveling the world. He is survived by his wife, Lotte Van Geldern Povar ’48, ’62 MAT; a daughter; a son; six grandchildren, including Alexandra Bachorik ’10, Justin Bachorik ’06 and his wife, Ashley Bear ’05; and three great-grandchildren.

Janusz E. Starakiewicz of Warwick, R.I.; Apr. 6. He was a pathologist and director of the blood bank at Pawtucket’s Memorial Hospital, and an assistant professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at Brown. He was a member of the American Medical Assoc., the U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology, and the College of American Pathologists. He is survived by his wife, Maria; two sons; a sister; and a brother.    



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