October 30th, 2013


Joseph J. Lyman ’35, of Washington, D.C.; Aug. 19. He was an attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, where he worked on civil rights and tax issues, and he had a long and distinguished private practice as a tax and trial lawyer. He was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard. At Brown he was a champion diver, capturing the New England title for three years consecutively. He was inducted into the Brown Hall of Fame on Nov. 12, 1982.

Wallace C. Armstrong ’38, of Stuart, Fla., formerly of Southampton, N.Y.; June 17. He was the retired founder and CEO of Pneumercator Corp. in Farmingdale, N.Y. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member of the Monarch Country Club in Palm City. He is survived by four nieces and a nephew.

John C. Clayton ’39, of West Kingston, R.I.; July 6. He was the manager of the Harvard Bookstore for 43 years, retiring in 1993. Following his retirement he became a URI Master Gardener and donated his “Chet Clayton Rose Garden” to the University Botanical Garden in 2006. His gardens were showcased in the 2003, 2005, and 2007 “Gardening with the Masters” tours. He attained the rank of Eagle Scout and was a trumpeter in the Brown Band. He was a member of the Bonnet Shores Beach Club and St. Thomas More Parish in Narragansett. He is survived by three daughters, a son, eight grandchildren, and three great-granddaughters.

Robert V. Lewis ’39, of Providence; July 6. He practiced internal medicine until the age of 90. He served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps from 1944 to 1947. He was elected a Fellow of the American College of Physicians in 1964 and a Life Member in 1969. He was a staff physician at Rhode Island Hospital, and he served as president of the house staff and president of the Rhode Island Medical Society in 1971. He was a contributor to the Rhode Island Medical Journal and a member of the Providence Art Club, the Hope Club, and the University Club. He is survived by four children, nine grandchildren, one great-grandson, and several nieces and nephews.






William P. Sheffield ’41, of Kingston, R.I.; June 24. He worked at Brown & Sharpe Manufacturing Co. for 22 years, holding various managerial positions. He later was general manager of Illinois Tool Works and vice president and general manager of Allegheny Ludlum Industries Inc. He retired as senior vice president of the Van Dorn Co. in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1989. He was involved in many professional organizations, serving as vice president and treasurer of the Cutting Tool Manufacturers Assoc., chairman for the Physical Standards Committee, a member of the Board of Governors of the Metal Cutting Tool Institute, a trustee of Lincoln School, and a member of the National Machine Tool Builders Assoc., the Newport Historical Society, the South Kingstown Historic District Commission, the Redwood Library, and the Newport Reading Room. An active alumnus, he was president of his class and president of the Brunonian Chapter of Alpha Delta Phi. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; four daughters; a son; two stepchildren; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two brothers.

Robert S. Wilmot ’41, of West Stockbridge, Mass., formerly of Scarsdale, N.Y.; July 24. He worked as a building engineer for the New York Telephone Co. in Albany before being promoted and relocating to Scarsdale. He retired in 1978 and settled in West Stockbridge. He was a deacon, elder, and chair of the building and grounds committee for Hitchcock Presbyterian Church in Scarsdale. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. Active in many civic and charitable groups, he founded the West Stockbridge Rescue Squad, where he organized its continuing education programs for 12 years. He volunteered with Elder Services, worked in the Great Barrington Food Pantry, and drove for cancer patients. He enjoyed driving his tractor, running his model trains, and spending time with family. He is survived by his wife, Alice; a daughter; two sons, including Thomas ’77; three grandsons, including Peter Wilmot ’12; and many nieces and nephews.

Charles C. Haskell ’42, of Osterville, Mass.; June 28. A retired dentist. He practiced dentistry in Hyannis for 44 years. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army and was a recipient of the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, and Victory Medal. He was a member of the American Dental Assoc., the Massachusetts Dental Society, the Cape Cod Dental Society, the Disabled American Veterans Society, the Osterville Horticultural Society, and the Osterville Historical Society. In 2012 he received the William Blount cane as Osterville’s oldest citizen. He is survived by four sons and seven grandchildren.

Charles J. Lincoln II ’42, of Sedgwick, Me.; July 25. He practiced law in Amherst, N.H., and was a municipal judge. He also served as judge in the District Court in Manchester, N.H. During World War II he served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He wrote and published New England Town Affairs: or The Puckerbrush Papers in 1995. He was a member of the American Bar Assoc., the New Hampshire Bar Assoc., and Delta Theta Phi. He enjoyed sailing, fishing, and collecting fire engines. He is survived by a daughter, a son, three grandchildren, and a great-grandson.

Richard M. Chadbourne ’43, of Calgary, Canada; June 8. Professor Emeritus of French at the Univ. of Calgary. He was chairman of the departments of modern languages and French at the Univ. of Colorado and a visiting professor at UCLA before joining the faculty at Calgary. He wrote numerous articles and reviews and published two books about 19th-century French literature. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Canadian Assoc. of University Teachers, the American Assoc. of Teachers of French, the Modern Language Assoc. of America, and Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by three sons, including Lawrence ’75.

Charles C. Alfieri ’44, of Simsbury, Conn.; Aug. 11. He was employed as a rocket scientist for Thiokol Industries. He retired in 1978. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Sigma Xi and Phi Lambda Upsilon. He is survived by two sons, two grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Michael M. Fortunato ’44, of Hopkinton, Mass.; June 17. He is survived by his wife, Colette; three children; and a brother.

Louis C. Howayeck ’44, of Greenville, S.C.; July 22. He worked at AT&T for 37 years. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America, the Lebanon America Society, and the American Lebanese Veterans Assoc. He is survived by two daughters, two sons, five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, a sister, and a brother.

Arthur M. Markoff ’44, of Andover, Mass.; July 11. He was co-owner of Roberts Furniture in Greenwich, Conn., before retiring in 1995. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed music, theater, and sports. He is survived by two daughters and two grandsons.

Dorothy Seidman Orent ’44, of Boca Raton, Fla.; July 8. She is survived by two daughters, including Rena Orent Ginsberg ’73; son-in-law Larry Ginsberg ’74; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Jean Leys Rockwell ’44, of Radford, Va.; Aug. 4. She worked at Kidder Peabody in Newport, R.I., before moving to Radford and working as a librarian in the Radford Public Library. She retired in 1996. She enjoyed reading, knitting, and playing bridge. She is survived by two daughters; two sons; eight grandchildren; two brothers, David ’51 and William ’50; and ten nieces and nephews.

David H. Solomon ’44, of Thousand Oaks, Calif., formerly of Brookline, Mass.; July 9. A leader in geriatric medical education, he joined the UCLA School of Medicine faculty in 1952, where he led the development of the division of endocrinology. In 1966 he was named chief of medicine at Harbor General Hospital, where he expanded UCLA’s training program. He returned to UCLA’s main campus in 1971 as executive chair of the department of medicine and held that position until 1981. After that, he cofounded UCLA’s Multicampus Programs in Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, the largest U.S. fellowship training program in geriatrics, which he directed until 1989. From 1991 to 1996 he established the UCLA Center on Aging, now known as the UCLA Longevity Center. He retired as the center’s director in 1996. He is the recipient of numerous awards and the author of 220 scientific papers and four books. In addition, he served as editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society from 1988 to 1993. He served as a director of the American Geriatrics Society, a past president of the American Thyroid Assoc., the Assoc. of Professors of Medicine and the Western Assoc. of Physicians. He is survived by his wife, Ronnie; two daughters; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and niece Janet Solomon ’69.

Ellen Pine Cook ’45, of Denver; July 11. She was an active community volunteer and homemaker. She enjoyed traveling. She is survived by two sons and two grandsons.

Stanley L. Ehrlich ’45, ’45 ScM, of Middletown, R.I.; July 24. He was a physicist at the USN Underwater Sound Laboratory (now the Naval Underwater Systems Center) in New London, Conn., from 1948 to 1953. In 1953 he began work at Raytheon’s submarine signal division in Portsmouth, R.I., where he was a consulting engineer until his retirement in 1992. He was awarded 12 patents on innovations in sonar components. He was a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, where he chaired several committees and was an associate editor of the IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering from 1975 to 1981 and editor from 1982 to 1987. He was also a member of the Acoustical Society of America, of which he was elected a fellow in 1968 and served as president from 1996 to 1997. He was past president of Chevra Kadisha of Rhode Island and Newport Havurah. He is survived by daughter Barbara Ehrlich ’74; two sons, including Stephen ’77; and six grandchildren, including Lily Cohen ’12.

Shirley M. Gallup ’45, of Florence, Mass.; Aug. 2. A retired psychiatrist. She had a private practice in Greenville, S.C., before joining the staff of the former Northampton (Mass.) State Hospital in 1958. She retired in 1986. She held faculty appointments at Harvard Medical School and UMass Medical School. She was a member of the American Medical Assoc., the Mass. Psychiatric Society, the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Galilean Shrine, and the Bethlehem Order of the Eastern Star, where she was a past Matron and past Deputy Grand Matron. Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi. She enjoyed reading and completing crossword puzzles. She is survived by cousins.

Frederick D. Massie ’45, ’49 AM, of Riverside, R.I.; July 6. He was a retired financial aid administrator at Brown and MIT. From 1964 to 1978 he was associate director of financial aid at Brown, where he chaired the financial aid awards committee and was a member of the committee on student accounts, the committee on academic standing, and the undergraduate research and teaching assistantship committee. He was a member of the Rhode Island, Eastern Regional, and National Associations of Financial Aid Administrators, the College Scholarship Service, and the Ivy League Financial Aid Officers Group. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He enjoyed gardening, skiing, sailing, and playing golf and tennis. He is survived by daughter Carol Hasslinger ’82; son Frederick ’75; five grandchildren, including Alexandra Massie ’04 and Christine Massie ’06; and a great-granddaughter.

Leslie Miner Taylor ’45, of Grantham, N.H.; July 6. Following her graduation and service in the Women’s Army Corps, she became a management trainee at Rhode Island Hospital Trust Bank in Providence. In the early 1970s she became an assistant to Talbot Rantoul, president of RISD. In 1978 she retired from RISD and moved to Eastman Village in Grantham, where she was actively involved in the community. She was elected commissioner of the Eastman Village Water District. She enjoyed walking, hiking, gardening, opera, and travel. She is survived by four children, 11 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and a sister, Jean Sutton ’44 .

Joseph B. Bergwall ’46, of Charlotte, N.C., formerly of Falmouth, Me.; July 17. He spent 30 years working for NCR Corp. before owning and managing Rogers and Seymour, an executive search firm in Portland, Me. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the baseball team. He was a treasurer, deacon, and active lifelong member of the Episcopal Church. He volunteered in his community through the Rotary Club. He enjoyed sailing, cross-country skiing, gardening, and playing golf. He is survived by a daughter, two sons, and five grandchildren.

William J. Byrne ’46, of Silver Spring, Md.; Dec. 23, 2012.

Walter G. Moyle Jr. ’46, of Pinehurst, N.C.; Aug. 1. He practiced law with his father’s firm, Moyle, Nelson, Cotton & Badger, until 1964, when he became active in Florida real estate. In 1976 he returned to Washington to practice law again until retiring in 1989. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy. He was a member of the Washington, D.C., Army and Navy Club, the Pinehurst Country Club, and the Country Club of North Carolina. He is survived by his wife, Sofie; three daughters; a son; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

W. Scott Shepherd ’46, of Pinehurst, N.C.; July 9. He worked for General Motors for 43 years, retiring as a zone sales manager in the Milwaukee office. At Brown he was cocaptain of the baseball team and captain of the golf team. He was an accomplished amateur golfer and an avid Red Sox fan. He also enjoyed building model airplanes, assembling puzzles, and playing bridge. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; two sons; and eight grandchildren.

Gilbert B. Sorg ’47, of Wilmington, N.C., formerly of Tenafly, N.J.; June 23. He was the president of Sorg Printing Co. in New York City. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed fishing, boating, and playing golf. He is survived by his wife, Sandra; two daughters; five sons; and 10 grandchildren.

Marie Mackenzie Duesing ’48, of Providence; Aug. 13. She worked as a teacher before running the family business, Gifford Chemical, following her husband’s untimely death. After selling the business, she volunteered with Meals on Wheels, the Visiting Nurses Assoc., the local Cub Scouts, and the Arthur Trudeau Memorial Center. She was an avid golfer and an active member of both the Warwick Country Club and the Meadow Country Club of Ft. Pierce, Fla., as well as St. Gregory the Great Church in Warwick. She is survived by a son, two granddaughters, and many cousins.

C. A. Peter Lynch ’48, of East Hartford, Conn., formerly of Bristol, R.I.; Jan. 30. He had been a partner at Milhender Distributors and later retired as program manager at the submarine signal division of the Raytheon Co. in Portsmouth, R.I. During World War II he served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He tutored math students and was involved with the Boy Scouts of America. After retiring, he volunteered at the Herreshoff Marine Museum and the Rhode Island Audubon Society. He was a member of the Bristol Art Museum and an accomplished bonsai grower. He enjoyed the outdoors and fishing trips by canoe. He is survived by his wife, Diane; three sons; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Patricia Lynch Lillis ’62.

Colin E. MacKay ’48, ’57 PhD, of Oakland, Me.; May 21. He taught at Deerfield (Mass.) Academy before joining the faculty at Colby College, where he taught English from 1956 to 1990. He occasionally taught courses over the Maine Educational Television Network. Phi Beta Kappa. He enjoyed traveling in Europe, listening to classical music and opera, doing crossword puzzles, and playing Scrabble. He is survived by his wife, Gloria, and several nieces and nephews.

William N. Mackinnon ’48, of Barrington, R.I.; July 26, of cancer. He worked for Chase Bank, living in Germany for five years before settling in New York City. He worked at TWA, Warner Lambert, and Standard Brands before joining Textron Inc. in Providence in 1968. He retired in 1986 as director of international finance. In retirement he volunteered for 21 years with the Rhode Island chapter of the Service Corps of Retired Executives. He coached Barrington Little League and hockey. He enjoyed reading, genealogy, and rooting for his New England sports teams. He is survived by his wife, Alice; a daughter; two sons; two grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Arthur I. Webb ’48, of Fort Myers, Fla.; June 26. A retired civil engineer. He was an active member of the Planning and Zoning Board for Coral Springs, Fla., for 20 years before moving to Fort Myers. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by three daughters, two sons, 16 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.

Robert J. Ferranty ’49, of Barrington, R.I.; July 17. He was an attorney and retired senior vice president and director of the Providence Energy Corp. and the Providence Gas Co. He was active in New England gas industry affairs and served as a New England Gas Assoc. director from 1975 to 1982 and second vice chairman, first vice chairman, and chairman of the organization from 1979 to 1980. He was a member of the Gas Distribution Executives committee, past president of the Guild of Gas Managers, and past chairman of the Algonquin Gas Transmission Co. He was also a member of the Rhode Island Bar Assoc., the Rhode Island Country Club, the Turks Head Club, the Coral Ridge Yacht Club (in Ft. Lauderdale), and the Cove Haven Yacht Club. He was a veteran of the Korean War. In retirement he enjoyed sailing his yacht. He is survived by two cousins.

Patricia Gilbert ’49, of Carlisle, Mass.; Aug. 7. She worked at First National Bank of Boston before becoming a homemaker. She enjoyed working on the house she and her husband built, being in the outdoors, and spending time with family. She is survived by two daughters, Lisa Soo ’83 and Laura Palaia ’85; two sons, including John ’75; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and nephew Peter Neilson ’75.

William G. Wald ’49, of Houston; Apr. 14. He was a retired corporate attorney. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was an avid tennis player and a member of the Legends Tennis Club. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; two daughters; four sons; and five grandchildren.


William R. Bush ’50, ’51 AM, of Lake Lure, N.C.; July 9, of a heart attack. He worked at the universities of Wisconsin and Nebraska, retiring from Ohio State Univ. as assistant vice president and director of the office of learning resources. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. After moving to Lake Lure, he served on the town council and planning and zoning committee. He also volunteered for several years on the local Chamber of Commerce. He enjoyed fishing, reading, and watching the Ohio State Buckeyes football team. He is survived by his wife, Jan; a daughter; a son; and two granddaughters.

Edward R. Chubet ’50, of Southington, Conn.; July 29. He retired in 1987 as president of Clark Brothers Bolt Co. after 35 years of service. During World War II he served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He was a founding member of the Southington Southern Little League; a member of the American Legion Kiltonic Post, Lions Club, Elks Club, Southington Country Club, and Mt. Grove Swim Club; and president of the Nutmeggers Assoc. He was an avid Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots fan. He is survived by three daughters, seven sons, 22 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

William F. Donahey ’50, of Sandusky, Ohio; July 17. He was a partner at Arter & Hadden law firm before settling into private practice. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was honorably discharged with the rank of captain. He received numerous military honors, including the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, a Presidential Unit Citation, and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal. He is survived by a daughter and a grandson.

Richard H. Miller ’50, of Concord, N.H.; June 21. He taught English in public schools in Washington, D.C., and Montgomery County, Md., before serving as a counselor and registrar at Montgomery College in Rockville, Md., from 1967 until his retirement in 1986. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed photography. He is survived by his wife, Mary; a daughter; a son; three grandchildren; two nieces; and a nephew.

Robert N. Pollock ’50, of Fort Myers, Fla., formerly of Penfield, N.Y.; July 24. He was a retired chartered life underwriter for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. He received the company’s Northeast Region Group Man of the Year Award for outstanding achievement several times during his career. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was active in civic and professional organizations in the Rochester (N.Y.) area and was a member of the Penfield Rotary Club and the Rochester Life Underwriters Assoc.; a vice president of the Rochester Chapter of the Hemophilia Foundation; and a president of the Rochester Brown Club. He is survived by a daughter, a son, grandchildren, a sister, nieces, and nephews.

Joseph Raposa Jr. ’50, of Naples, Fla., formerly of Portsmouth, R.I.; June 21. He was the former owner of Montle Plumbing and Heating of Fall River, Mass. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was a member of the Plumbers Trade Union Local 51. He enjoyed traveling and sailing. He is survived by a daughter, six sons, seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a brother.

Karl H. Ways Jr. ’50, of Glendale, Calif.; June 16. He worked for IBM for 30 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He enjoyed sailing, reading, and sports. He is survived by his wife, Ann.

George A. Hahn ’51, of Scarsdale, N.Y.; May 28. He was presiding partner at the law firm of Hahn & Hessen in New York City. He was active in both civic and professional organizations. He was president of the library boards in Eastchester and Scarsdale, a member of the Scarsdale Historic Preservation Committee, and chairman of the Scarsdale Forum. He enjoyed reading, movies, history, traveling, and raising dogs. He is survived by his wife, Muriel; a daughter; two sons, including Robert ’80; and four granddaughters.

Robert S.L. Kinder ’51, of Jamestown, R.I.; July 28. A retired ophthalmologist. He was a past chief of ophthalmology at Rhode Island Hospital and past clinical professor of ophthalmology at Brown. Since 1968 he volunteered yearly providing eye care to the St. Lucia community at St. Jude Hospital, West Indies. The clinic at the hospital was named in his honor, and he received the St. Lucia Medal of Merit in 2008. He was also the 1987 recipient of the Rhode Island Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired Distinguished Service Award. He was a member of the Governor’s Advisory for the Blind, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the American College of Surgeons. He belonged to the Conanicut Yacht Club and the Jamestown Conservation Commission. He enjoyed model railroading, ship modeling, furniture building, crossword puzzles, reading, snorkeling, playing tennis, and magic. He is survived by his wife, Betty; two children; four stepchildren; seven grandchildren; and a brother.

Sema Silverman Ullian ’51, of Bristol, R.I., formerly of Easton, Mass.; Aug. 8. She worked in the family clothing business, Ullian’s Teen Haven, and was a Head Start teacher before working in the development office at Emerson College for 14 years. She was involved with UNICEF, the League of Women Voters, NAACP, and the Sisterhood of the former Temple Israel of Brockton. After retiring from Emerson, she worked part-time with Boston Duck Tours. She enjoyed the arts, literature, music, and people. She is survived by her husband, Harris ’50; three daughters; a son; and two grandchildren.

John E. Buy ’52, of Granville, Mass.; June 22, after a long illness. He worked in the liquor importing industry for more than 20 years. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed traveling and reading literature. He is survived by three daughters and four grandsons.

Joyce Hancock Crosen ’52, of Cumberland Center, Me.; July 14. She was a retired high school English teacher. She later was a substitute teacher and was a junior-high library assistant. She enjoyed knitting, sewing, braiding and hooking rugs, making doll clothes, doing puzzles, reading, and traveling. She is survived by her husband, Bob; daughter Jane Washburn ’76; a son; and three grandchildren.

Christopher C. Pinkham ’52, of Mirror Lake, N.H.; May 13, of congestive heart failure. He had a career in the paper industry as a purchasing agent at Tileston and Hollingsworth in Boston and later retired from National Fiber in Chicago. He was a member of the Technical Assoc. of the Pulp and Paper Industry. He was active in his community, serving on various committees and boards. He was also vice president of the Cotton Mountain Church and the Wakefield-Brookfield Historical Society. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; a daughter; two sons; eight stepchildren; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Elizabeth Garver Swope ’52, of Roaring Spring, Pa.; Aug. 4. She was a homemaker and volunteer at Nason Hospital. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. She enjoyed cooking, reading, classical music, and her pets. She is survived by two sons and a sister.

James E. Tribble ’52, of Plymouth, Mass.; June 26, after a brief illness. He held engineering and executive positions throughout his career, including vice president of engineering and construction at New England Electric System, president and CEO of Yankee Atomic Electric Co., president and CEO of Massachusetts Electric Co., and director of New England Power Co. An avid sailor and golfer, he was a member of the Plymouth Yacht Club and the Plymouth Country Club, as well as the Chiltonville Congregational Church. He is survived by his wife, Thalia; two daughters; two sons; ten grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Anne Kirk Jadick ’53, of Franklin Lakes, N.J.; June 23. She worked for Planned Parenthood for many years and was the assistant manager at the Wolff Gallery in Franklin Lakes. She was a founding member of the Franklin Lakes Presbyterian Church and served on many church committees. She was past president of the Franklin Lakes Library Board and the League of Women Voters, and was a past member of the Indian Trail Club. She enjoyed spending summers on Nantucket. She is survived by her husband, Theodore; four children; 11 grandchildren; and two sisters.

E. Richard Gledhill ’54, of Reno, Nev., formerly of Miami; June 13. He worked as a charter-boat captain and budget director for the Univ. of Miami before moving to Reno in 1977. In Reno he worked in real estate and later as pit manager in several casinos. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and an avid sportsman. He enjoyed fishing and playing cards. He is survived by six children, four stepchildren, 14 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Burkhard C. Fries ’55, of Bridgewater, Mass.; July 8. He was a sales manager for IBM for more than 30 years, retiring in 1988. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed playing the piano and gardening. He is survived by a brother, three nieces, and four nephews.

John G. Doll ’56, of Cranston, R.I.; Aug. 8. An engineer with New England T & T Co. (Verizon) for 40 years. He retired in 1996. He served with the Rhode Island Army National Guard, retiring as a major. He is survived by a sister, a niece, and three nephews.

George Q. Packard Jr. ’56, of Melrose, Mass.; July 2. He is survived by a daughter and two grandchildren.

John S. Newhouse ’57, of St. Louis, Mo.; June 6.

Herman L. Ammon ’58, of Lanham, Md.; Aug. 2, of a stroke. A retired chemist and expert in the field of crystal structure, he was an assistant professor of chemistry at UC Santa Cruz from 1966 to 1969 before joining the faculty at the Univ. of Maryland, where he taught for 45 years. He was one of the founders of the first X-Ray Crystallography Center at College Park. He was a member of Sigma Xi and enjoyed skiing, bicycling, and mountain climbing. He is survived by his wife, Jane; a daughter; a son; and three grandchildren.

Leonard R. Bradley ’58, of Cumberland, R.I.; July 2. He was an engineer who worked at several companies, including Texas Instruments, Motorola Codex, and A.T. Cross. He retired in 2011 as a consultant for TMI of Lincoln. He was actively involved in the Boy Scouts of America. He was a member of St. John Vianney Church, where he served as a lector and Eucharistic minister. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; three daughters; four sons; 20 grandchildren; and two sisters.

Richard C. Gardner ’58, of Cape Coral, Fla.; July 5. An orthopedic surgeon, in 1976 he opened the Gardner Orthopedic Center in Fort Myers, Fla., where he practiced until his retirement. He was the author of more than 50 scientific papers, appeared in Who’s Who in the East, and was a contributor to Campbell’s Operative Orthopaedics. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He is survived by two sons, two nieces, and two cousins.

Edward L. Goldman ’59, of Quincy, Mass.; Aug. 12. He had a career in law and business for more than 35 years. He served in various capacities, including CEO, chief lobbyist, general counsel, and international counsel to major high tech companies, including EMC Corp., Sperry Corp., Apollo Computer, and the Madison Group. He lived in both Europe and Asia. He was a member of the D.C., Maryland, and Pennsylvania Bar Associations. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his wife, Margaret; five children, two stepchildren; four grandchildren; a sister; and a brother.

Peter Wisner ’59, of Santa Barbara, Calif.; July 26, of pancreatic cancer. He was a stockbroker with Merrill Lynch in the Manhattan and Santa Barbara offices for 35 years. He received numerous awards for service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his wife, Linda; two daughters; a son; two stepsons; eight grandchildren; and a sister.  


George L. DeWit Jr. ’60, of Saginaw, Mich.; July 11, of cancer. He practiced law in Saginaw for 50 years. He is survived by two daughters, two sons, a stepdaughter, six grandchildren, two sisters, and several nieces and nephews.

David C. Nierenberg ’61, of Ossining, N.Y.; July 14, of brain cancer. He worked at the Success Motivation Institute, Guardian Life Insurance Co., Olivetti Corp., and Ben Nierenberg Inc. He owned and showed American Saddlebred horses. He was an active member of B’nai B’rith and enjoyed playing golf and poker. He is survived by two daughters, a son, six grandchildren, two stepdaughters, five step-grandchildren, and a brother.

Warren C. Munkasy ’61, of Louisville, Ky., formerly of Bridgeport, Conn.; July 4. He was a pilot for Pan American World Airways and various smaller airlines before retiring. During the Vietnam War he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the International Plastic Modelers Society. He enjoyed collecting model airplanes and books on military aircraft. He is survived by a daughter, a son, two granddaughters, and a sister.

Lee O. Kise ’64, of Auenstein, Germany; June 7, of renal cell carcinoma. He worked as an IT engineer at IBM Germany from 1969 to 1995. From 1996 to 2006 he did freelance IT consulting. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed gardening, hiking, and interviewing applicants to Brown through the BASC program. He is survived by his wife, Ursula, and three daughters, including Sandra Roehniss, of Alleenstr. 15, 71638 Ludwigsburg, Germany.

Albert H. Van Nieuwenhuize ’64, of Huntington Beach, Calif.; July 4, of a brain tumor. A retired urologist. He worked at Kaiser Permanente from 1976 to 2006. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and received the Commendation Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal. He was an avid sports fan and passionate history scholar and enjoyed performing charitable work and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Pamela, and a son.

John L. Frazer ’65, of Steamboat Springs, Colo.; Apr. 6, of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. After serving in the Peace Corps, he settled in the Steamboat Springs ski area, working as a lift operator and later on the ski patrol. In 1972 he began building log homes, but by 1995 he had given up building to start a business doing material takeoffs for lumber companies, which he continued to run until his death. He was a National Ski Patrol volunteer for 15 years, taught avalanche safety courses, and was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the National Ski Patrol in 2002. He enjoyed fishing, camping, and cooking. He is survived by his wife, Marda; a daughter; a son; and a brother.

Judith A. Gilmore ’67, of Wellesley, Mass.; July 6. She worked for many years at the First Church of Christ Scientist, Boston before retiring. She enjoyed museums, the symphony, the ballet, and nature walks. She is survived by a sister-in-law and a niece.

James A. Wright ’67, of Mashpee, Mass.; July 7, after a long illness. He was an accomplished artist. He is survived by a daughter, two grandchildren, his father, and his sister.

L. Gene DuBay ’69, of Chesterfield, Va.; July 26. He was the owner of M&R Construction Co. in Richmond, Va. He was a member of the Assoc. of General Contractors and the Richmond Chapter of the American Institute of Plant Engineers. At Brown he was a member of the baseball and football teams. He enjoyed playing golf. He is survived by his wife, Carol; a daughter; a son; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; his mother; and a brother.

Jeanne Nolan Janson ’69, of Saint Paul, Minn.; June 22. She was an educator who began her career at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in South Dakota, and the Iowa State Juvenile Home, before specializing in multicultural education and literacy at the Univ. of Iowa, Univ. of Washington, Grinnell College, and the Meskwaki Settlement School in Iowa. She most recently worked for the Kalamazoo (Mich.)Dept. of Public Safety. She volunteered as a genealogist for Allegan County and enjoyed traveling, opera, playing the piano, reading about architecture, and spending time with her family. She is survived by four children, two granddaughters, two sisters, a brother, and several nieces and nephews.

James P. Kelleher ’69, of Garfield, N.J.; July 22. Specializing in trust and estate law, he was a self-employed attorney with a practice in New York City for 40 years. In addition to being admitted to the New York and New Jersey Bar Associations, he was also admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court. He is survived by his wife, Margaret; a daughter; a son; a grandson; three sisters; and several nieces and nephews.


Shyamoli S. Pyne ’70, of New York City; June 13.

Cornelius J. Madera ’71, of Osterville, Mass.; July 1, of cancer. He was general counsel and vice president of corporate development for ShopRite Supermarkets in New York. He was also mayor of Tuxedo Park, N.Y. After retiring to Osterville, he focused on residential real estate. He was a member of the New Jersey and Massachusetts Bar Associations and the Federal District Court Bar. He enjoyed playing golf and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie; daughters Caitlin Fawcett ’99, Meghan Bent ’98, and Morgan Madera ’03; son-in-law Michael Bent ’00; six grandchildren; a brother; sister-in-law; and two nephews. “All in the Family,” a story about his daughters’ contributions to his cancer treatment—including a liver transplant—ran in the January/February 2011 BAM:

James V. Hyatt ’73, of Longmont, Colo. July 1. He worked for insurance, banking, and mutual fund companies—among them, USLIFE Corp., the Dreyfus Funds, Putnam Investments, and Fidelity Investments—in New York and Boston before moving to Colorado and continuing his career in Denver as general counsel for a broker-dealer. In 2000 he began working for himself as a policy governance consultant, traveling throughout North America working with for-profit, government, and nonprofit boards and agencies. He served on numerous boards in Boulder County. He enjoyed riding his Harley and horses, playing blues guitar, and practicing yoga. He is survived by a daughter, three brothers, five nieces and nephews, and his former wife, Francie Anhut.

Neal G. McCabe ’75, of New York City; July 17. He began his career in finance at Salomon Brothers in New York City and was later promoted to an expanded role in Dallas. In 1978 he became the youngest vice president in the firm’s history. In 1981 he was named chairman of Shanley Oil Corp. In 1988 he became an executive officer for Llama Co. and Llama Asset Management Co. He later served as the chairman and CEO of Allied Corp. in Tampa, before joining Lehman Brothers in New York City as a senior vice president in 1993. He was named a managing director of Lehman Brothers in 1994 and served as the global cohead of Lehman’s dealer business for more than a decade. He is survived by his mother; three sisters, including Kim McCabe ’86; and several nieces and nephews.

Elroy C. Sandquist ’75, of Palatine, Ill.; July 6, after a brief illness. He was an attorney. In addition to his law practice, he founded the Fremont Street Theater Co., where he was a musician, songwriter, and actor. He is survived by his wife, Colleen; two children; two sisters; and brother Peter ’79.

David Notkin ’77, of Seattle; Apr. 22, of cancer. He joined the faculty of the Univ. of Washington in 1984 as a professor in the department of computer science and engineering. He chaired the department from 2001 to 2006, helping to open the Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science and Engineering. Most recently he served as the College of Engineering’s associate dean of research and graduate studies. He received many awards for his work in software evolution, including a National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award and the UW Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award. In February he was honored at “Notkinfest,” a tribute to his personal and professional contributions, and the David Notkin Endowed Graduate Fellowship in Computer Science and Engineering was announced. He is survived by his wife, Cathy; a daughter; and a son.


Robert P. Accola ’81, of Raleigh, N.C.; July 29, of a heart attack while hiking the Appalachian Trail. He had worked for Fidelity Investments conducting computer programming and project management, most recently as a successful day trader. He is survived by two sons; his mother, Carolyn P. Accola ’67 MAT; and sisters Katharine Accola ’82 and Kristen Crawford ’77.

Stephen M. Piscuskas ’81, of Washington, Conn.; July 27. He was the founder and president of York Street Studio in Woodbury, Conn. He was a member of Lake Waramaug Country Club and a former Brown varsity tennis player. He is survived by his wife, Linda; two daughters; his mother, Barbara Perrino Piscuskas ’56; and two sisters, including Kathryn Piscuskas ’83; and brothers David ’79 and Richard ’85.

Vivienne LeBlanc Clark ’85, of Dallas; June 10. She wrote music, designed jewelry, and wrote a stock market trading blog under the pseudonym “StockLobster.” She is survived by her husband, Ashley, and a sister.


Mayotta Holbrook Anderson ’95, of Wilmington, N.C., and Deer Isle, Me.; July 3. She worked for news anchor Peter Jennings and was the personal assistant to Conan O’Brien before practicing law at Skadden Arps, Shearman & Sterling, and Orrick Herrington in New York. She later worked at Smart Fuel in New Hampshire before relocating to Wilmington. She enjoyed traveling and reading. She is survived by her fiancé, Frank Corcoran; his four children; her parents; a sister; two brothers; three nieces; and a nephew.

Lori Goldstein Schiffer ’99, of Port Washington, N.Y.; May 14, of breast cancer. She was an attorney at Weil, Gotshal & Manges since 2002. She is survived by her husband, Michael; two sons; and her parents.


Eleanor Herbert Viens ’35 AM, of Wellesley Hills, Mass.; Jan. 23. She is survived by two children, five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

Barbara Wriston ’42 AM, of New York City; July 2. An art historian and museum educator, she began a distinguished career at RISD’s Museum of Arts as a museum assistant and in 1944 became a lecturer at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts. In 1961 she was appointed executive director of museum education at the Art Institute of Chicago. She was a life trustee of Chicago’s Newberry Library, a Benjamin Franklin Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in London, and a trustee of the New York Public Library. She helped to create and fund the Wriston Art Center Galleries at Lawrence Univ. She published Rare Doings At Bath in 1978 with the Chicago Art Institute. In 1980, after retiring and moving to New York City, she became involved with the Metropolitan Museum of Art and joined the Friends of the American Wing and the visiting committee for the Department of American Decorative Arts. She later endowed a curatorship in the American Wing in memory of her mother. She was an ardent feminist and enjoyed traveling the world. The daughter of former Brown President Henry M. Wriston, she is survived by a niece, a great-niece, and a great-nephew.

Stanley L. Ehrlich ’45 ScM (see ’45).

Winfield Keck ’49 PhD, of Boyertown, Pa.; July 20. He was a professor emeritus at Lafayette College, where he was a professor of physics from 1949 to 1983, serving for many years as chairman of the physics department. He was a member of the American Assoc. of Physics Teachers, the Mathematical Assoc. of America, the Assoc. of University Professors, Lehigh Valley Friends Meeting, and Exeter Friends Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Yuza Keck ’48 ScM; three sons; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Frederick D. Massie ’49 AM (see ’45).

William R. Bush ’51 AM (see ’50).

Colin E. MacKay ’57 PhD (see ’48).

Gita Wilder ’61 AM, of Princeton, N.J.; July 21, of cancer. She was a research assistant at Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia before joining the Education Testing Service in Princeton in 1964. She worked there for 34 years on a broad spectrum of educational programs, taking a leave of absence (1992–1994) to serve as director of summative research at Children’s Television Workshop. From 1999 to 2005 she was a senior social research scientist at the Law School Admission Council in Newtown, Pa. From 2005 to 2010 she was a senior social science researcher at the National Assoc. of Law Placement in Washington, D.C., and from 1987 until she became ill in 2012 she held several adjunct and visiting professor positions at Bryn Mawr College, Mercer County Community College, Somerset Community College, and Princeton Univ., where she taught courses in the teacher preparation program. While at Princeton she served on the Institutional Review Board and was a freshman and sophomore student adviser. Among her volunteer and community activities, she was a member of the Board of Overseers and chair of its evaluation committee, a trustee of Governor’s School of New Jersey, a tutor for the New Jersey Literacy Program, and a member of the Literacy Volunteers of America. She enjoyed knitting and listening to and playing music. She is survived by her husband, Joseph; a daughter; two sons; four grandchildren; a brother; and two nieces.

Lewis Kamm ’67 AM, ’71 PhD, of Tiverton, R.I.; July 8, of cancer. He was Chancellor Professor Emeritus of French literature and language at UMass Dartmouth. He received eight national awards for teaching, and numerous grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities to develop a summer seminar for teachers on literature, film, and art. He founded and then directed the university’s Master of Arts in Teaching Program, implemented in 1995. At UMass he served as president of the faculty senate, director of the humanities program, associate dean of arts and sciences, and chairman of foreign literature and languages. He contributed more than 60 scholarly publications and was on the editorial board of two professional journals at the time of his death. He enjoyed sailing, skiing, hiking national park trails with his family, and walking on the beach. He played for 16 years in the Rhode Island Senior Softball League. He is survived by his wife, Anne Marie; two sons, a grandson, a great-grandson, a brother, and several nieces and nephews.

Norma Goldman Kroll ’69 AM, ’71 PhD, of Cambridge, Mass.; July 25, of multiple myeloma. After returning to school in midlife and receiving her degrees, she was a professor of medieval literature, medieval drama, and modern drama at Providence College. She previously taught at UMass Boston and Northeastern. She is survived by her husband, Glenn; three sons; three grandchildren; and a brother.

Jadwin F. Sortore ’70 MAT, of Aiken, S.C.; July 16. A former merchant marine ship captain, he had a 26-year navy career, serving on 13 different ships and shore stations. Upon retirement from active duty, he directed and taught for 11 years in the Navy Junior ROTC program at Linden High School in New Jersey. His program won the “Navy Honor School” award for eight years. He enjoyed playing golf, gardening, traveling, and building ship models. Throughout his moves, he was a member of various clubs and churches, and he was a member of the American Master Mariners, Military Officers Assoc., Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, and the Rotary Club. He is survived by his wife, Marian; three daughters; and four granddaughters.

Harry W. Campbell ’78 ScM, of Spokane, Wash.; June 21. He was a geologist with the U.S. Bureau of Mines for 20 years in Spokane. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the First Baptist Church. He is survived by his parents, a sister, two brothers, a niece, and a great-nephew.

Erik D. Counseller ’95 ScM, of Pasadena, Calif.; Aug. 5, of pancreatic cancer. He worked in the health care industry as a data analyst. He enjoyed the outdoors and became a hike leader and active member of the Sierra Club’s Forest Committee. After becoming ill he enjoyed working with ceramics and collecting minerals. He is survived by his wife, Allison; his parents; a grandfather; a sister; a brother-in-law; a niece; and a nephew.



Faiza Fawaz Estrup ’75 MD, of Santa Barbara, Calif.; July 14, of pancreatic cancer. A rheumatologist and professor emerita, before attending Brown Medical School she earned a doctorate in biophysics at Yale and taught chemistry and molecular biology at Haverford College. After a two-year fellowship in rheumatology at the Brown-affiliated hospitals, she opened a rheumatology practice and was medical director of the Arthritis Center of Rhode Island. In addition, she served as chief of rheumatology for 20 years at Memorial Hospital (R.I.). In 1999 she was appointed associate dean of medicine at Brown. She later was named clinical professor of medicine and received the 2002 Brown Medical School Excellence in Teaching Award. That year she was also voted Rhode Island Woman Physician of the Year. She lectured extensively on rheumatic diseases and the newer therapies for rheumatoid arthritis. She was a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, a Founding Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology, and a member of the Los Padres (Calif.) Watercolor Society. She enjoyed opera and traveling. She is survived by her husband, Peder Estrup, dean of the Graduate School and research emeritus and professor emeritus of chemistry and physics; and an extended family around the world. 

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