March 13th, 2014


Francis A. McClellan ’35, of Wellfleet, Mass.; June 25. He was a commercial pilot for Colonial Airlines before choosing to work as a mechanic. After retiring, he volunteered and was later hired to work for Massachusetts Audubon in Topsfield. He retired again in 2000. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Forces, where he received several medals of honor. He enjoyed the outdoors and was a Class A Alpine ski racer. He is survived by a daughter, a son, four grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Paul J. Riesen III ’38, of Milwaukee; Oct. 31. He was president of Riesen Chemical Co. and founder of the Tamarack Waldorf School, both in Milwaukee. In his youth he enjoyed boxing, wrestling, and polo, and he achieved recognition as a sprinter. He is survived by a sister and a niece.

Alec Benn ’39, of New York City; Dec. 6. He was vice president of four advertising agencies in New York City before becoming president of Benn & MacDonough Inc., an advertising agency specializing in finance, where he worked for 20 years. He published four books, including The 27 Most Common Mistakes in Advertising and The Unseen Wall Street of 1967–1975. He was also a playwright; his plays were performed at the University Club in New York City and the Black Box Theater in Palm Springs, Calif. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Brown tennis team and enjoyed playing into his early 80s. In 1984 he was ranked number five in the East among 65-year-olds, and in 1999 he reached the consolation finals of the National USTA tournament for players 80 or older. He was a longtime member of the Racquets Club of Short Hills (N.J.), the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills (N.Y.), and the Deep Canyon Tennis Club (Calif.). He is survived by his wife, Caroline; three sons; five grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.



Frances Latson Dinneen ’43, of Greenville, R.I.; Nov. 18. She was a teacher at Wheeler School in Providence for more than 30 years. She is survived by two sons, a daughter-in-law, and two grandsons.

William H. Sullivan ’43, of Cuernavaca, Mexico; Oct. 11. A veteran diplomat and American ambassador to Iran. A more detailed Farewell will appear in the May/June BAM.

Louis E. D’Amico ’45, of Barrington, R.I.; Nov. 7. He was the retired senior vice president and treasurer of Duro Industries Inc. in Fall River, Mass. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He taught accounting and management of small enterprises at Johnson & Wales Univ., where he became a trustee and corporation member. In 2000 Johnson & Wales awarded him an honorary doctorate in business administration. For more than 25 years he was a management trustee of the Textile Workers Pension Fund. He served on several boards, including the United Way, Charlton Memorial Hospital, Fall River Development, and the Rhode Island Assoc. of Public Accountants. Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by his wife, Mary; two daughters; a son; and two granddaughters.

Constantine W. Kulig ’45, of Narragansett, R.I., and Windsor, Conn.; Oct. 10. He was a design engineer for Emhart Corp. (now Black & Decker) in Hartford, Conn., for 41 years. He retired in 1987. He held 23 patents. He was a member of the American Society for Mechanical Engineers and Beta Gamma Sigma. He enjoyed singing and playing golf. He is survived by his wife, Gertrude; two daughters; three sons; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Clifford V. Harding Jr. ’46, of Falmouth, Mass.; May 24, after a brief illness. He taught at the Univ. of Southern California and the Univ. of Pennsylvania and later worked at the Kresge Eye Institute at Wayne State Univ. prior to becoming the founding chairman of the biology department at Oakland Univ. in Rochester, Mich. For nearly 50 summers he worked at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass. He published more than 150 scientific papers. He was an avid genealogist and wrote a book on Harding family genealogy. He was a member of the Physiological Society of Philadelphia, Sigma Xi, and Beta Theta Pi. He is survived by two sons and four grandchildren.

Ralph E. Patterson ’46, of Pinehurst, N.C.; Nov. 30. He was employed as a sales representative for 33 years at the Bethlehem Steel Loop Co. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy, and after the war he remained in the Naval Reserve for six years. He served as a tutor at Sandhills Community College and on the board of directors at the Pinehurst Country Club. He enjoyed playing golf. He is survived by his wife, Mary; three daughters; a son; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Donald E. Creamer ’47, of Warwick, R.I.; Nov. 11. He was the former CEO of the advertising and public relations agency HBM/Creamer. After selling the business in the late 1980s, he was involved with consulting work, real estate, and photography. He coauthored a book about the agency business. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the American Assoc. of Advertising Agencies, a trustee of Kent County Memorial Hospital, and the recipient of numerous awards, including the Madison Square Boys & Girls Club “Man of the Year.” He is survived by his wife, Yolanda; a daughter; a son; and several nieces and nephews.

Harold J. Hoskins Jr. ’47, of Springfield, Ill.; Nov. 20. He worked at NBC in New York City prior to moving to Springfield and putting WICS, channel 20, on the air. He was program manager there for more than 20 years. After retiring, he worked part-time in the building department of Menard’s and later started the Craft Shop in Chatham and operated it for several years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was president of the Goodwill Board and a member of the Chatham-Glenwood School Board and Sigma Chi. He enjoyed building furniture, producing ceramics, growing hybrid roses, and playing golf. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie; a daughter; a son; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

Winifred Porter McGillivray ’47, of Edinburgh, Scotland; Oct. 15. She worked briefly for the YWCA before moving to Scotland. She was active in clubs and societies and maintained her links with Pembroke while living in Scotland. She is survived by her husband, Gordon; two daughters; and two sons.

Robert J. O’Connell ’47, of New City, N.Y.; Sept. 13. He had a career with the Gulf Oil Co. He was a member of the New City Seniors and the RCC Senior Club and a past member of the New City American Legion. He is survived by his wife, Frances; a son; a granddaughter; a sister; two brothers; and several nieces and nephews.

Constance Hurley Andrews ’48, of Matunuck, R.I.; Nov. 17. She was a reference librarian and head of periodicals at the Providence Public Library, where she worked for almost 40 years. She retired in 1989. She was active in her community, serving on the board of the Matunuck Community Assoc. and volunteering with Seniors Helping Others. She was a member of St. Romuald Chapel, where she was a Eucharistic minister and lector. She was a past president of the class of 1948 and a member of the Pembroke Alumnae Assoc. and the St. Aloysius Guild. She is survived by daughter Charlotte Tabachini ’78; a son; and four grandchildren.

Arnold Dunn ’48, of New York City; Nov. 4, of cancer. He was an executive and philanthropist in the shoe industry. He was president of the Marx & Newman Co., chairman of Intershoe Corp., and founder of Arnold Dunn Inc., working extensively in Italy. He retired in 1995. He was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard. He is survived by his wife, Deborah; son Adam ’93; and two grandchildren.

Ernest S. Frerichs ’48, of Warren, R.I.; Nov. 11. He was a Methodist pastor, a Hebrew Bible scholar, a Brown dean, and a philanthropist. Ordained as an elder in the United Methodist Church in 1952, he served as associate pastor and acting senior pastor at the Mathewson Street United Methodist Church in Providence from 1950 to 1960. In 1953 he joined the Brown faculty, helping found the religious studies department, which he subsequently chaired. A scholar of the Hebrew Bible and Biblical interpretation, he was also a professor of Judaic studies and directed that program from 1985 to 1995. In addition to his service at Brown, he was a visiting professor at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in England, the Boston University School of Theology, and the Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem, of which he was president from 1976 to 1982. He lectured widely in Europe and the former Soviet Union. As a Brown administrator, he held several positions in the Graduate School, and was dean from 1976 to 1982. In 1995 he became emeritus professor of religious studies and Judaic studies and began a third career as executive director of the Dorot Foundation, which focuses on Jewish higher education. In 2008 he was inducted into the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame. He was also a retired member of the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He is survived by a son, four grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.

Michael J. Lynch ’48, of West Roxbury, Mass.; Nov. 19. He was a retired engineer at the U.S. Army Labs (Natick, Mass.) and a retired broker at Jack Conway Realty. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of West Roxbury YMCA, the Boston Harbor Yacht Club, and Holy Name Church. He is survived by his wife, Margaret; six daughters, including Meg Lynch ’82 and Theresa Lynch ’89; two sons; eight grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Robert W. Phillips ’48, of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Cornwall, Vt.; Nov. 14. He worked at Irving Trust Co. for 30 years, retiring as vice president of computer security. He is survived by a sister.

Anne Boyce Mackie ’49, of Vero Beach, Fla., and Westport, Me.; Nov. 2, after a brief illness. She worked as an accountant with Guaranty Trust in New York City before raising her children in Andover, Mass. She later worked in financial services, retiring as training supervisor for Northern New England at the Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. After retiring to Vero Beach, she was an active member of the American Assoc. of University Women and mentored students at Beachland Elementary School. She is survived by her husband, Wilfred; a daughter; two sons; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

John Paulson Jr. ’49, of Endwell, N.Y.; Nov. 13. He worked as an engineer for IBM in Owego, N.Y. for 41 years. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Army. He was a Mason and a member of Round Hill Lodge, the Scottish Rite, and the Kalurah Shrine. He was also a life member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He was an antique clock and car collector and enjoyed showing his antique cars. He is survived by many friends.

George H. Rhynedance III ’49, of Las Vegas, formerly of Everett, Wash.; Mar. 26, 2012. He had a 40-year career in the hardware and commercial construction business with Sargent & Co. From 1989 to 2005 he was employed by The Home Depot. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps. He enjoyed military history, fishing, camping, golfing, and reading. He is survived by two daughters, two sons, three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

John F. Sarnosky ’49, of Framingham, Mass.; Oct. 24. He was employed as an architectural draftsman for Ryan Iron Works in Allston. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a parishioner of St. Stephen’s Church in Framingham, where he was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. He is survived by his wife, Helen; four daughters; three sons; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a brother.



Edward F. Burns ’50, of Newington, Conn.; Oct. 24. He was a mechanical engineer at Raymond Engineering Inc. He retired in 1989. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps. He enjoyed traveling abroad with his wife, Gloria. In addition to her, he is survived by four daughters; a son; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

William J. Curren ’50, of North Attleboro, Mass., formerly of Cranston, R.I.; Oct. 7. He is survived by his wife, Christine.

Robert F. Hostage ’50, of Charlottesville, Va.; June 30. He was vice president of marketing for International Telephone and Telegraph in New York City prior to becoming vice president of Betterway Publications Inc. in Crozet, Va. After retiring in 1993, he volunteered at Hospice of the Piedmont and Meals on Wheels. He was a Eucharistic minister and visitor for the Church of Our Saviour and founder of the nonprofit Nursing Homes Swing. He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline; a daughter; a grandson; two great-grandchildren; a sister; and a brother.

Philip L. Kenney ’50, of Cheshire, Conn.; Nov. 22. He was the owner and chief executive officer of Dukon Plastic Molding Co. in Berlin, Conn., and then owner and chief executive officer of MacDonald Medical Devices Inc. in Cheshire. He was an active member of the Cheshire Lutheran Church. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor; two daughters; two sons; eight grandchildren; and nephew Leslie M. Kenney ’79.

Robert B. McConnell ’50, of Shropshire, England, formerly of Upper Montclair, N.J.; July 9. After serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, he worked for C.A.R.E. in Bolivia and later trained as a civilian ammunition inspector and travelled to Europe with the U.S. Army. He subsequently worked in New Jersey with the civil service food stamp program. Upon retirement he returned to Shropshire. He is survived by his wife, Ellen; a daughter; a son; and three grandchildren.

Thomas R. Nye ’50, of Lewes, Del.; Nov. 4. He was a retired CEO of Keuffel & Esser Co. in Morristown, N.J. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a member of the American Management Assoc. and the National Assoc. of Manufacturers. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; a daughter; a son; grandchildren; and a sister.

Mary Gesen Carroll ’51, of Glastonbury, Conn.; Nov. 22. A homemaker, she was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, a docent at the Welles Shipman Ward House, and an active volunteer at the Glastonbury Historical Society. She is survived by her husband, James ’51, ’57 ScM; five children; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Donald F. Dixon ’51, of Lansdale, Pa.; July 6. He is survived by his wife, Marian; and son Douglas ’77, ’77 ScM.

John F. Lyons ’51, of Bennington, Vt.; Nov. 12, following a long illness. He had a 40-year career in the insurance industry, working for Liberty Mutual, Norfolk and Dedham, and Hartford Insurance in Burlington before joining the Lonergan and Thomas Insurance Agency in Bennington as agent and co-owner. In 1996 he retired as president. He held the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designation. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Army. He was president of the Bennington Lions Club, chair of the parks and recreation commission, a member of the school board, and a coach and general manager of the Mount Anthony High School hockey team. He was a member of Mount Anthony Country Club, St. John the Baptist Church, and Delta Phi. He enjoyed playing golf. He is survived by his wife, Claire; two daughters; three sons; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister.

Joanne Scamman Thompson ’51, of Surry, Me.; Nov. 23. She worked as a service representative for New England Telephone and later as a personnel assistant at Ultrasonic Corp. After moving to Maine, she was a founding member of the Newbury Neck First Friday Dinner Group and president of the Friends of Ellsworth Public Library. She enjoyed sewing. She is survived by her husband, R. Boyd Thompson.

Richard D. Wilson ’51, of Boston; Nov. 18. He had a long career in banking, retiring as vice president of First National Bank of Boston. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He was an avid supporter of the Friends of the Public Garden and Common and enjoyed biking along the Charles River and walking in the Public Garden and Common. He is survived by a niece.

Susanne Stevens Culbertson ’52, of Peterborough, N.H., and Melbourne, Fla., formerly of Amherst, Mass.; Nov. 23. After living on U.S. military bases in Germany and France and then in New Jersey, Ohio, and Maryland, she settled in Amherst, Mass. She was an active member of the Massachusetts Republican Party and volunteered with the local board of elections. She enjoyed cooking and gardening. She is survived by two daughters, two sons, and six grandchildren.

Ernest Prupis ’52, of Seabrook Island, S.C., formerly of Berkeley Heights, N.J.; Oct. 22. He was a partner in the law firm Weltchek, Prupis & Ritz in Elizabeth, N.J. For 30 years he lived in Berkeley Heights, where he was appointed judge of the municipal court. He was a member of the New Jersey Bar Assoc. After retiring to Seabrook, he was a member of the Property Owner’s Assoc. and Planning Board. He enjoyed playing tennis, collecting fine art, and attending the ballet, opera, and symphony. He is survived by his wife, Sheila; two daughters; five grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and a brother.

James M. White Jr. ’52, of Hereford, Ariz., formerly of Orleans, Mass.; Nov. 5. He had a career in banking and enjoyed his work at Suffolk Downs and the Wonderland racetracks. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army, where he played football. He acted in community theater and was an avid Patriots and Red Sox fan. He also enjoyed skiing, swimming, and photography. He is survived by three daughters, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, a sister, and five nieces.

Joanne Butler Sherman McGee ’53 of DeWitt, N.Y.; Nov. 29. She had been an interior designer and decorator at Ethan Allen and JC Penney. She also worked for Home Health Aides. She was a member of the DeWitt Historical and Preservation Society, St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, and Beta Sigma Phi. She is survived by a daughter, a son, six grandchildren, a sister, and several nieces and nephews.

Arthur F. O’Day ’53, of Jupiter, Fla., formerly of New York City; Nov. 15. He worked in commercial real estate development until 1986 and was chairman of the board of Brooklyn-based Family Dynamics. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. After retiring to Florida he became a volunteer tutor at Jupiter Elementary School and president of Jonathan’s Landing Golf Club. He was a former member of the Scituate (Mass.) and Mt. Kisco (N.Y.) country clubs. He enjoyed playing bridge and solving New York Times crossword puzzles. He is survived by his wife, Sally Wilcox O’Day ’53; five daughters, including Gail O’Day ’76; two grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews, including Mark O’Day ’77.

Jean Schupbach Bidwell ’54, of Fort Myers, Fla., formerly of Ypsilanti, Mich.; Oct. 9. She was professor emerita and former head of the foreign languages department at Eastern Michigan Univ. Before that she taught French and English at the Airport Community Schools in Carleton. She was a member of the Academics Committee of the Michigan Assoc. of School Boards and the Washtenaw County Career Education Planning District Council.

Charles L. Blankfort ’54, of Fairfield, Conn.; Dec. 6, after a brief illness. He was the cofounder of Academic Industries Inc. in West Haven, Conn. He was an ardent fundraiser for the Leukemia Society of America, a veteran of the Korean War, and a former Brown basketball player. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; six children; and nine grandchildren, including Matthew Doyle ’10, ’12 AM, and Emily Doyle ’13.

Peter T. Gillespie ’54, of Rye, N.Y.; Oct. 27, 2011.

John H. Kinghorn ’54, of Midlothian, Va.; Oct. 14, after a brief illness. He was a forest consultant working in Virginia, New York, and Tennessee before he retired to Midlothian in 1993. He is survived by two daughters, two sons, and two grandsons.

Casimir E. Sojka ’54, of Fiskeville, R.I.; Oct. 24. He was a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and a 42-year veteran, receiving his captain’s commission in 1978. He retired in 1983. He is survived by his wife, Jane, and a son.

George B. Tansey ’56, of Highland Lakes, N.J.; Oct. 30. While at Brown he was a quarterback for the football team. He joined the U.S. Army during the Korean War and played quarterback for the army football team. After resuming and completing his education, he opened the Jade Room & Brandy’s Pub in Fort Lee, N.J. He later worked at AG Young Associates in Fort Lee until his retirement. He was an active member of Highland Lakes Country Club and Community Association for 43 years. He was a 22-year member of the Warwick Valley Country Club and served on the board of directors. He was also a member of Our Lady of Fatima Church in Highland Lakes. He is survived by his wife, Catherine; a daughter; two granddaughters; a brother; and several nieces and nephews.

Richard L. Carlin ’57, of Chicago; June 1. He was a professor of chemistry at Brown until moving to Chicago in 1968 and teaching at the Univ. of Illinois. He retired in 1998. He was the author of several scientific articles and editor of Transition Metal Chemistry. He was a member of the American Chemical Society, the American Physical Society, and Sigma Xi. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Eisenberg Carlin ’60; two daughters; four grandchildren; and a brother.

Ruth Schulz Cottrell ’57, of Key West, Fla.; Oct. 11. She had a 40-year career in textbook production as a freelancer and was the owner of Ruth Cottrell Books. She enjoyed traveling and visited 47 countries. She is survived by her husband, Steve; a daughter; a son; a son-in-law; and a granddaughter.

Annette Kaplan Gessman ’59, of Cranston, R.I.; Sept. 6. She is survived by her husband, Norman; three sons; eight grandchildren; sisters Doris Morgenstern ’55 and Sandra Broadman ’60; and brother-in-law Ira Broadman ’59.

Albert E. Reavill Jr. ’59, of La Quinta, Calif.; Nov. 29, of heart disease. He was vice chairman of Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Co. and retired in 1989. He was a fellow of the Society of Actuaries, a founding member of Life Insurance Systems Planning Executives, a senior fellow of the American Leadership Forum, and a Chartered Life Underwriter. He is survived by his wife, Brenda; a daughter; a son; six grandchildren; and one step-grandchild.

Jack R. Vaill ’59, of Springfield, Va.; June 23. He was a retired physicist.

John A. Ward ’59, of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Oct. 5.



Heather Reardon Varley ’60, of Bedford, N.Y.; Nov. 26. She was a manager for Lakeover Country Club in Bedford. She is survived by her husband, Martin; three daughters; and three grandchildren.

John R. Russ ’61, of Amherst, N.Y.; Jan. 26, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Susan; three children; ten grandchildren; and a sister.

Martha Hill South ’62, of Lexington, Va.; Nov. 28, from complications of ALS. In addition to her Brown degree, she studied studio art at RISD. She traveled and lived in 10 states and four countries, pursuing her interest in art. She volunteered with art organizations and was a 16-year board member for the Longmont (Colo.) Council for the Arts. She was an avid reader and book club enthusiast. She enjoyed playing golf. She is survived by her husband, John ’62; two daughters; four grandchildren; a sister; three nieces; and a nephew.

Anne L. Hunter ’64, of Scarborough, Me.; Dec. 8, from cancer. She practiced family medicine and was a medical examiner for many years in Rangeley, Me., prior to joining the staff of the Maine Center for Cancer Medicine in Scarborough, from which she retired. She was one of the founders of the Maine Hospice Council and Hospice of Southern Maine. She was instrumental in helping to establish Gosnell Memorial Hospice House and Palliative Care Services at Maine Medical Center. She was medical director, teacher, and mentor for many hospice and health-care agencies. After retiring from medicine she was ordained a deacon in June 2006, and served at Buck Mountain Church in Earlysville, Va., the Church of the Good Shepherd in Rangeley, and St. Nicholas Church in Scarborough. In her last years, she was a hospice chaplain in the Charlottesville, Va., area and in southern Maine. She played the oboe in community bands in Maine and Virginia, acted in community theater in Rangeley, and sang in various choruses. She enjoyed traveling to all parts of the world, cheering for the Boston Red Sox, and playing golf. She is survived by a brother and nieces and nephews.

William V. Golas Jr. ’69, of Newport, R.I.; Sept. 7. He worked in Rhode Island state government for 35 years. He was a senior budget analyst for the department of management and budget. He was an active staff affiliate in the National Assoc. of State Budget Officers. He taught management, economics, and marketing as an adjunct professor at Bryant Univ., Fisher College, and CCRI. An avid sportsman, he played basketball, participated in the Amateur Bowlers Tour, and was a past member of the Newport YMCA water polo team. He was certified in scuba as a deep diver. He is survived by many cousins.



Jack Perl ’72, of Paris, France; Apr. 17, of cardiac arrest. A Zen master and monk known as Wu Bong, he was head teacher of the Kwan Um School of Zen Europe. He was the first American student of the late Zen master Seung Sahn, from whom he received inka and dharma transmission in 1993. Since 2010 he divided his time between monastic practice in Korea and his duties at Kwan Um’s European branch. He began teaching in Europe in 1984, the year he received inka, and was a fourth degree black belt in Shim Gum Do (Korean swordsmanship). He is survived by his wife, Grazyna Perl.

Daniel P. Lake ’75, of Santa Monica, Calif.; Dec. 22, of pancreatic cancer. He was a senior systems engineer at Sony Imageworks. He previously worked at Apollo Computer Inc., Silicon Graphics, Hewlett Packard, and GTE Jet Propulsion Laboratories. He enjoyed cooking, reading, and music. He is survived by his wife, Robin Gallison Lake ’75 of 2328 26th St., Santa Monica 90405; a daughter; a son; his parents; four brothers; a sister; and 13 nieces and nephews.



Irma Malley Gross ’85, of Providence; Nov. 5. She was an active volunteer and leader in numerous organizations, including Mount Hope Day Care Center, Inspiring Minds, the National Council of Jewish Women, and Temple Beth El. Phi Beta Kappa. She is survived by four daughters, three sons-in-law, seven grandchildren, and a brother.

Mark E. Schindler ’87, of Rye, N.Y.; Aug. 14, of a pulmonary embolism. For the past decade he was a director for corporate and markets fixed income sales at Commerzbank in New York City. He was an active member of the Rye community, where he sat on the board of architectural review and was committee chair of Rye Boy Scout Troop 2 and a member of the men’s book club. He revived the Brown Club of Westchester and was president from 2008 until his death. He enjoyed playing tennis and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife Lilli deBrito Schindler ’87; two daughters; a son; his parents; a sister; a sister-in-law; two brothers-in-law; two nieces; and several extended family members.



Anna L. Rooney ’99, of Chillicothe, Ohio, formerly of Bozeman, Mont.; July 5. She was an attorney in Bozeman prosecuting domestic violence cases and the assistant music director for KGLT radio before moving to Chillicothe and starting her own law practice. She enjoyed mountain biking and traveling the world, having lived on all the continents except for Antarctica. She is survived by her parents, a grandmother, sister Kathryn Rooney ’02, two brothers, and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.


Quinn S. Sivage ’09, of Portland, Ore.; Oct. 15. He was a crew coach at Rose City Rowing Club and an international competitor as the coxswain on the U.S. Junior National Team. He is survived by his parents and his twin brother.



Sarah Tribble Herriot ’41 AM, of Palo Alto, Calif.; Sept. 24. She taught math for several years at Wilbur Junior High School and cofounded the math departments at Cubberley and Gunn high schools. She was the author of several publications of the “new math” curriculum and president of Mu Alpha Theta, an honorary math club. She enjoyed skiing and organizing family ski trips to Mammoth Mountain. She is survived by a daughter, three sons, six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

David E. Harvey ’50 AM, of Keene, N.H.; Apr. 30. He is survived by his wife, Mary.

George J. Hermann ’51 ScM, of Decatur, Ga.; Nov. 1, of a stroke. He worked in the U.S. Public Health Service at the Centers for Disease Control. His work with enteric bacteria and the diphtheria bacillus resulted in improving diagnostic capabilities of public health labs throughout the United States and internationally. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He was an usher in his church and volunteered for the St. Vincent DePaul Society. He is survived by a daughter, a son, three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Carolyn V. Kent ’65 MAT, of South Loudonville, N.Y.; Oct. 26, of complications of ALS. She taught at Union College, RPI, and Northeastern Univ. She later worked as an associate at Nixon, Hargrave, Devans & Doyle in Rochester before moving to Albany to join the New York State attorney general’s office in the public finance bureau. She most recently worked at the New York State comptroller’s office. She is survived by several cousins and friends.

Claire Cushing Williams ’66 MAT, of Johnstown, Pa.; Nov. 22. She was a physical therapist for many years at Lee Hospital and director of the department of physical medicine at UPMC Lee Regional Hospital. After earning her yoga certification, she incorporated that into her work as a physical therapist at Windber Medical Center and also taught yoga at various centers around Johnstown. She is survived by daughter Alison Williams ’98; a son; two sisters; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Carolyn Swift Lenz ’73 PhD, of Providence; Nov. 17. She was a professor emerita of English and women’s studies at Rhode Island College. She is survived by her spouse, Edith A. Kur; two sons; three grandchildren; and six stepchildren.

Beverly L. Mangold ’78 ScM, ’80 PhD, of Gaithersburg, Md.; Nov. 21. She worked for the Naval Medical Research Center in Bethesda, Md., for several years. In the late 1990s she was one of the founders of Tetracore Inc., where she also served as chairman and senior scientist. She is survived by a brother, two nieces, and two nephews.

Katherine Hagedorn ’89 AM, ’95 PhD of Claremont, Calif.; Nov. 12, of cancer. She was a professor of music and director of Pomona College’s ethnomusicology program. A member of the faculty since 1993, she was a noted ethnomusicologist, specializing in Afro-Cuban and Balinese musical traditions and the link between ritual and folkloric music and religious experience. She was the author of Divine Utterances: The Performance of Afro-Cuban Santeria, for which she won a 2002 Alan Merriam Prize for best ethnography. She also wrote many scholarly papers and reviews. In 2000 the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education named her the California Professor of the Year, and in 2005 she received a Mellon New Directions Fellowship. In 2012 she completed a three-year appointment as Pomona’s associate dean of the college. She attained the title of priestess in the Cuba-based Santeria religion. She is survived by her husband, Terry; a son; two stepdaughters; her parents; a sister; a brother-in-law; and a niece.



Michael Dawkins ’13, of Baton Rouge, La; of a cerebral edema while traveling in Peru. A Middle East studies concentrator, he was proficient in Arabic, French, and English and also studied Spanish and Hebrew. He was also a gifted pianist who earned state and national awards and performed at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. He continued to study music and to perform at Brown. He entered Brown with the class of 2012 but took time off and was expected to graduate last December. He is survived by his parents, Cornelia Long Dawkins and Michael Dawkins; a sister and a half-brother.

Dana M. Dourdeville ’15, of Marion, Mass.; from an accident while duck hunting from kayak. His body was found on Jan. 14 after a two-week search. An engineering concentrator, he was a teaching assistant for ENGN 30, Brown’s introductory engineering course, and copresident of Engineers Without Borders. In Peru last summer he built composting latrines and installed solar panels as an intern with Alianza Arkana, a grassroots organization protecting the Amazon. He ran on the men’s cross-country team freshman year and loved running, martial arts, kayaking, hunting, and fishing. He is survived by his parents, Theodore and Karen, and a brother. 

Brian T. Scott, of Richmond, Va.; a doctoral student in theatre arts and performance studies; Nov. 30, of colon cancer. He arrivced at Brown following a career of teaching and writing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He was an adjunct professor from 2003 to 2010 and also worked as a writer for Rosetta Stone between 2010 and 2012. His professional work included more than 20 performances and plays, as well as several acclaimed films and musical collaborations. His first book, Green Candle, was published in January by Snail Press. He is survived by his wife, Jill.


Stephen T. Conway, of Seekonk, Mass.; Nov. 18. A self-employed ophthalmologist for 25 years who retired in 2003, he was also a clinical assistant professor of ophthalmology at Brown. He was a board member of the Rhode Island Society of Eye Physicians & Surgeons and a member of the Pawtucket Medical Society. He played the piano and enjoyed playing golf. He is survived by his wife, Lorraine; two daughters; two sons; two granddaughters; two sisters; and three brothers.

Ernest S. Frerichs (see ’48).

Marvin S. Kerzner, of Providence; Dec. 5. He was an internist for 50 years, practicing on the East Side of Providence, and a Brown clinical assistant professor of medicine. Founder of the Summit Medical Center, he was the recipient of the Preceptorship Award from the Miriam and Rhode Island hospitals. He enjoyed running and competed in many marathons; he was also an avid sailor. He is survived by his wife, Thelma; three daughters; six grandchildren; two sisters; and a brother.


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