Walter D. Harris ’35, of Saint Simons Island, Ga.; Feb. 5. He was a retired tax attorney. For two years he taught in Ethiopia as a member of the Peace Corps. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by a son and brother.
Beatrice Wattman Miller ’35, of Providence; Jan. 30. She was a social worker for the State of Rhode Island before returning to school to earn a master’s in library science and a Rhode Island teaching certificate. She worked as a librarian and media specialist at Nathan Bishop Middle School in Providence for 15 years. For Brown, she served as class secretary and in 2005 was class marshal. Recently acknowledged as a Brown Centenarian, she was a member of the Brown Faculty Club, Temple Emanu-El, the Ledgemont Country Club, the Women’s Assoc. of the former Jewish Home for the Aged, and the R.I. Jewish Historical Society. She was a life master of the American Contract Bridge League. She is survived by daughter Caryl-Ann Miller Nieforth ’59; a son; three grandchildren, including Andrew L. Feldman ’86, ’91 MD; and three great-grandchildren.
Dora Beaton Sullivan ’35, of Newburyport, Mass.; Oct. 11. She is survived by two daughters, four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
Beatrice C. Minkins ’36, of Pawtucket, R.I.; Jan. 7. She was a retired state coordinator of special-service programs. During World War II she worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. She was a former class treasurer, adviser to the R.I. Council for Equal Employment Opportunity, and a member of the Urban League of R.I., the Church of the Good Shepherd, and the Church of the Advent, where she served as clerk of the vestry and a member of the altar guild. She enjoyed bowling and traveling. She is survived by a nephew.
Karl G. Kaffenberger ’39, of Kensington, Md., formerly of Granby, Conn.; Jan. 5. He was employed by Connecticut General Life Insurance Co. and later by the Atlantic Refining Co. as a real estate appraiser. He opened his own appraisal practice in Hartford, Conn., in 1958. In 1954 he became an active member of the Appraisal Institute and practiced for 39 years, retiring in 1993. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps and continued flying into his late 60s. He was a founding member of the Granby Tennis Club, and a supporter of the Granby Land Trust. Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne; a daughter; three sons, including K. Richard ’67; and three grandchildren.
Edward E. Ball ’40, of Providence; Jan. 1. He was the retired president of Real Estate Title Insurance Co. in Providence and was also an accomplished historian and genealogist. He enjoyed traveling, ballroom dancing, and sailing. He is survived by his three daughters, including Nancy Ratner ’70; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and sisters Elsbeth Chatel ’42 and Ellen Lloyd ’52.
Henry D. Chafee ’40, of Mableton, Ga., formerly of Essex, Conn.; Feb. 10. He worked at Brown & Sharpe Manufacturing Co. and Builders Iron Foundry before cofounding Westfall-Chafee Laminates in Barrington, R.I., in 1953. The company later became Fiberglass Fabricators and expanded to Putnam, Conn., and Harrisville, R.I. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Woodstock (Conn.) Conservation Commission and was treasurer of the First Congregational Church, Woodstock. He was the author of Wild Plants and Animals of Woodstock, Connecticut: A Survey. He enjoyed bird-watching, skiing, canoeing, hiking, traveling, and model train building. He is survived by son Gregory ’82; a daughter-in-law; a sister; and nephews and a niece.
Edward A. McLaughlin ’40, of Lincoln, R.I.; Jan. 17. A teacher and guidance counselor at Coventry (R.I.) High School for more than 35 years, he retired in 1995. He also was a visiting professor at Providence College and at Johnson & Wales University. He is survived by his wife, Marion; three daughters; a son; and five grandchildren.
Ruth Croce Bellas ’41, of Fairfax, Va.; Dec. 21. She worked as an executive secretary in Manhattan before marrying and becoming a homemaker. She was active in the Surgeon General Officers Wives Club and enjoyed cooking and traveling. She is survived by two daughters, a son, and two grandchildren.
John L. Benn ’41, of Boca Raton, Fla.; Jan. 12. A civil engineer, he worked for Turner Construction Co. for 45 years as a supervisor, and in retirement acted as a consultant for the company. At Brown he competed on the swimming and diving teams and was a captain of the tennis team. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army as a topographical draftsman. He played in several U.S. Tennis Assoc. national championships and in 2001 represented the U.S. in the International Tennis Federation World Championships in Australia, winning the doubles title in the super senior division. He continued to play tennis until he was 91. He is survived by his wife, Helen; four daughters; a son; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Louise Fitzpatrick Cafferty ’41, of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., formerly of Bedford, N.H.; Jan. 19. She had a long career with New England Telephone Co. before moving to Florida. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Florida and enjoyed playing golf and bridge. She is survived by nieces and nephew Richard W. Mayo ’68.
Chandler S. Murray ’41, of Middlebury, Vt.; Jan. 23. He maintained an active dental practice in Middlebury until 1973, when he took a position with the Vermont Department of Health, where he worked until retirement. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army as a medic. He served on the town school board, led a Boy Scout troop, and performed with the Middlebury Community Players. He enjoyed building and sailing canoes. He also enjoyed music, swimming, gardening, and ice skating on Lake Champlain. He is survived by a daughter, a son, five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
Hope McKinnon Jameson ’42, of Wakefield, R.I.; Dec. 20. She was a retired social worker for the State of R.I. She is survived by two daughters, two grandsons, and two great-grandchildren.
Granino A. Korn ’42, ’48 PhD, of Wenatchee, Wash., formerly of Tucson, Ariz.: Dec. 17. Until his retirement in 1983, he was a professor of electrical engineering at the University of Arizona, where he helped establish the electrical engineering department and founded the computer engineering program. He wrote and published several scientific books, including Electronic Analog and Hybrid Computers. He coedited the McGraw-Hill Computer Handbook and coauthored Mathematical Handbook for Scientist and Engineers with his wife. In retirement he founded GA & TM Korn Industrial Consultants and continued research in computer simulation. He received numerous awards, including the John McLeod Founder’s Award and the Alexander von Humboldt Prize, and he was elected to the Simulation Hall of Fame by the Society for Computer Simulation. He lectured in Europe and Japan. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was listed in the American Men of Science, was a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and was a member of Sigma Xi. He enjoyed camping and fishing. He is survived by his wife, Theresa; a daughter; and a son.
John R. Roan ’43, of Huntsville, Ala., formerly of Springfield, Mass.; Oct. 2. He was the retired chairman of the social studies department of East Longmeadow (Mass.) High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Forces.
John P. Seabrooke ’43, of Colfax, N.C., formerly of Brooklyn, N.Y. and Sanibel, Fla.; Jan. 31. He worked for New York Telephone Co. and AT&T until retiring in 1977. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Elwood District School Board on Long Island and a planning commissioner for the City of Sanibel. He enjoyed sailing. He is survived by a daughter, a son, and three grandchildren.
Christy Karr ’44, of Agawam, Mass.; Dec. 19. He had a long career in industrial engineering, working as a plant manager and a general manager of such companies as Colorado Fuel & Iron, CF&I Steel Corp., Walworth Co., and the Crane Co. After the recessions and industrial plant closures of the 1960s and 1970s, he began a second career in industrial management, consulting with the American Assoc. of Industrial Management/National Metal Trades Assoc., from which he retired as president in 2004. After playing football for Brown, he was drafted by the New York Giants in 1943, but declined in order to serve in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He later played semipro football for the Holyoke Churchills. He enjoyed spending time with his family. He is survived by his former wife, Elizabeth Flanagan Karr ’45; a daughter; two sons, including Richard Karr ’77; six grandchildren, including Danielle Karr ’05; and a great-grandchild.
Richard S. Blacher ’45, of Waban, Mass.; Jan. 16. He practiced psychiatry at Mt. Sinai Hospital, at Tufts Medical Center, and at his private practice in Waban for more than 65 years. At Tufts he was known for his contributions in the psychiatric care and counseling of patients with cardiac disorders and was an integral part of the heart transplant program. He wrote and edited several books and articles about psychological reactions to illness and surgery, including The Psychological Experience of Surgery. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he served in both World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of the American Psychoanalytic Assoc., the American Psychiatric Assoc., and the American Psychosomatic Society. He is survived by his wife, Maggie; a daughter; four stepchildren; 13 grandchildren; a great-grandson; and nephew Robert D. Solomon ’71.
Don A. Guinan ’45, of Manchester, Conn.; Jan. 27. He was a retired obstetrician and gynecologist. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of the American College of Surgeons, the American Assoc. of Gynecologists, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Alpha Delta Phi, and Nu Sigma Nu. He enjoyed hunting. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; two daughters; three sons; 12 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Irving E. Meinrath ’45, of Albuquerque, N.M., formerly of Chicago; Dec. 8. He ran Meinrath Brokerage Co., a nationwide food brokerage company, until the business was sold in 1980. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Air Corps. He was a member of the American Civil Liberties Union, the Evanston Interracial Council, and the American Assoc. for the United Nations. He is survived by his wife, Lois; a daughter; a son; three stepsons; and 12 grandchildren.
Louis P. Alfano Jr. ’46, of Bristol, R.I.; Jan. 26. He was chief of veterans affairs and commandant of the R.I. Veterans Home in Bristol for more than 27 years. In 1999 the governor and the R.I. General Assembly named the Veterans Home’s south building The Louis P. Alfano Jr. Building. He was also department rehabilitation officer for the Italian-American War Veterans (R.I. Department) and a member of the Governor’s Advisory Council to Veterans Affairs. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was past chairman of the R.I. Heart Assoc., a member of the R.I. Conference of Social Workers, a Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus, and a charter member of the American Navigation Assoc. He is survived by his wife, Catherine; a daughter; a son; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Richard P. Brainard ’46, of Bradenton, Fla., formerly of Alexandria, Va.; Jan. 27. He owned and operated an insurance agency before retiring. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Sahib Shrine Temple of Sarasota, Fla. He is survived by his wife, JoAnne; two daughters; four grandsons; two great-grandchildren; and a sister.
Gloria E. Delpapa ’46, of Pawtucket, R.I.; Dec. 11. She taught for 38 years in the Pawtucket School Department, retiring as chair of the English department at Shea High School. She volunteered at Amos House in Providence, at St. Teresa’s Church as a religious education teacher, and as a tutor. She was a member of the B.V. Retired Teachers Assoc., the American Assoc. of University Women, and Phi Beta Kappa. She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Harry L. Sheppard Jr. ’46, of Riverside, Calif.; Dec. 3. A career military man, he served 30 years in various assignments and retired in 1974. He enjoyed square dancing, traveling, and playing golf. He is survived by his wife, Catherine; a daughter; a son; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Joseph E. Moxie ’47, of Simpsonville, S.C.; Jan. 27. He was a retired electrical design engineer with Westinghouse Electric Corp. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member of St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife, Dolores; two sons; two daughters-in-law; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters; a niece; and a nephew.
Edward J. Weick ’47, of Woolwine, Va.; May 25, 2013.
Shirley Miller Corso ’48, of Danville, Vt., formerly of Hartford, Conn.; Jan. 31. A homemaker and volunteer, she was active in the Pembroke Alumnae Assoc. and the Danville Congregational Church. She was also a member of the League of Women Voters, the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Danville Women’s Club, and the Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America. She was also chair of the Cider Brook Cemetery Assoc. in Avon. Conn. She is survived by two sons, five grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Stephen M. Garratt ’49, of Simsbury, Conn.; Jan. 28. He had a long career in the insurance industry, starting with Home Life Insurance Company of New York. He followed that with 26 years at Connecticut General Life Insurance Co. and retired from Conning & Company. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. A painter, he had a lifelong interest in the arts and was active with the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts. He was also a member of the Hartford Tennis Club, Hartford Golf Club, Old Lyme Country Club, and Black Hall Club. He enjoyed hiking and playing tennis and golf. He is survived by a daughter, a son, three granddaughters, and a great-granddaughter.
John E. Hoffman ’49, of Wappingers Falls, N.Y.; Jan. 8. He was employed with IBM and then with Conklin Instruments until his retirement. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He reached Life Master status in bridge, was an avid fisherman, and enjoyed gardening. He is survived by three sons, including Ralph ’71; and three grandchildren, including Lily Hoffman ’17.
Augustyn F. Lukasiewicz ’49, of East Harwich, Mass.; Dec. 14. He was an operations manager for the wire and cable industry. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He enjoyed gardening, reading, boating, woodworking, and shellfishing. He is survived by his wife, Frances; daughters Joanne Godek ’80 and Carol Shallow ’86; three sons, including Peter ’77 and Michael ’78; six grandchildren; and niece Lisa Izant ’79.
Laurence B. Groth ’50, of Henderson, Nev., formerly of Philadelphia; Jan. 31. He moved to Las Vegas in 1987 following his retirement from the Commission on Human Relations in Philadelphia, where he served as deputy director of the community relations division. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. At Brown he was a member of the soccer team, and he continued his passion for sports by participating in various community sports teams, including 20 years with the Las Vegas Senior Softball Assoc., of which he was president. He competed in the Senior Olympics. He was also president of his neighborhood association for ten years. He enjoyed learning and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; two daughters; and two granddaughters.
R. Bruce MacLeod ’50, of Bristol, R.I.; Dec. 30. He was a sales engineer for machine tools for 36 years. He retired from Supfina Machine Co., of North Kingstown, R.I., in 1986. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He is survived by his wife, Alys; four children; and four grandchildren.
Patricia Neal Orr ’50, of Fernandina Beach, Fla., formerly of Shelter Island, N.Y.; Dec. 12. She worked in advertising account management with J. Walter Thompson in New York City until 1956, when she joined Time Inc., to work in merchandising at Life magazine. She left Time Inc. in 1960 to raise her family and returned to the workforce as director of research for a series of boutique firms in the executive recruiting field. She was active in the parents association of the United Nations International School in Manhattan and was a member of Gardiner’s Bay Country Club. After moving to Amelia Island, Fla., she was a board member of the Newcomers Club and a member of the First Presbyterian Church and the Fernandina Beach Golf Club. She is survived by her husband, Tom; two sons, including Stephen ’83; a granddaughter; a sister; niece Merrilee Williams ’86; and two nephews, including Charles Keller ’80.
Alan S. Calnan ’51, of Brussels, Belgium; Jan. 19. He was the general manager of De Pauw International. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Navy. He was president of the American Club of Brussels from 1988 to 1990, as well as being the chair of the Pioneers and a member of the board of directors. He also served on the board of directors of the Fulbright Commission for 15 years and was the chairman from 2005 to 2008.
Herbert R. Hansen ’51, of Contoocook,N.H.; Dec. 15. He was employed with IBM for 32 years. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Marine Corps. In retirement he served as a selectman for the town of Hillsboro and represented it in the N.H. House of Representatives. He was chairman of the criminal justice committee and chaired the Granite State Coalition Against Expanded Gambling. He was an accomplished pianist and regularly played at Pine Rock Manor and the Concord Regional VNA Hospice House. He is survived by his wife, Coralie; five sons; two stepchildren; 21 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister; and his former wife, Katharine Guerin.
Elise Wilker Kandel ’51, of Columbia, Pa.; Dec. 19. She worked at Easton (Pa.) Hospital for several years. Following her husband’s death in 1979, she began working with seriously ill and dying patients. After retiring from the public health sector, she became a spiritual leader at Chrysalis House, a Catholic retreat center in New York. She relocated to Lancaster, Pa., in 1994 and became active at St. Mary’s Catholic Church before moving to St. Anne’s Retirement Community. She enjoyed cooking, reading, knitting, crocheting, and traveling. She is survived by three daughters, two sons, eight grandchildren, a great-granddaughter, and a sister.
Raymond V. Leonard ’51, of Canandaigua, N.Y., formerly of Mystic, Conn.; Jan. 6. He was a nuclear engineer for General Electric until his retirement in 1983. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a charter member of the National Assoc. of Watch and Clock Collectors and a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church. He enjoyed square dancing, gardening, antique collecting, traveling, and music. He is survived by a daughter, two sons, six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
Fred D. Long ’51, of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; Jan. 18. He retired from IBM after more than thirty years of service. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of New Hackensack Reformed Church in Wappingers Falls, N.Y. He is survived by a daughter, four sons, 12 grandchildren, two brothers, and several nieces and nephews.
Angus W. Park ’51, of Norwich, Conn., formerly of Hanover, Conn.; Jan. 27. He worked in various positions, including president, at the Angus Park Woolen Co., in Hanover. After retiring, he spent many years as a real estate broker in eastern Connecticut working with the A. Robert Schnip agency until 2010, when he moved to Norwich. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He was a founding member of the Pautipaug Country Club and a member of Norwich Rotary and the Connecticut Senior Golf Assoc. He enjoyed playing golf and watching the Boston Red Sox. He is survived by three daughters, seven grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.
William H. Sargeant ’51, of Naples, Fla., formerly of Attleboro, Mass.; Nov. 4. He was a manufacturing and sales manager for General Motors and Texas Instruments. He was also the eastern regional engineering sales manager for Tecumseh (Mich.) Products Co. for several years prior to retiring. He was a member of the Ezekiel Bates Lodge, Masonic Order, and the Sports Car Club of America. He is survived by two sons, four grandchildren, and a brother.
William F. Kinder ’52, of Oakland, Calif.; Jan. 8. He was a former director at McKinsey & Co., from which he retired in 1991, after more than 40 years. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed boating and playing golf. He is survived by a daughter; son William ’85; six grandchildren; and a sister.
J. Reynald LaVigne ’52, of White Plains, N.Y., formerly of Providence; Dec. 1. He taught English at Cranston (R.I.) High School and was a Sunday school teacher, organist, choirmaster, and vestryman at Christ Church and St. Andrews Church, both in Providence, until moving to White Plains in 1962. He enrolled at Columbia Univ., and taught English at Woodlands High School while singing, teaching Sunday school and adult education programs, and serving on the vestry for 12 years at Grace Church. He was also a volunteer counselor and a board member of the Cage Teen Center from 1963 to 1970. He retired from teaching at Woodlands in 1986. He continued to volunteer at Grace Church until 2004. He is survived by two sons and two sisters.
M. Howard Triedman ’52, of Providence; Dec. 14. A neurologist practicing in Providence, he was on staff at Rhode Island and Miriam hospitals. He was also clinical associate professor emeritus of neurology at Brown and chief of the neurological service at Miriam, where he served as president of the medical staff. He was a member of the Rhode Island Workers Compensation Board and the investment board of Lifespan, and belonged to Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Omega Alpha, and Sigma Xi. He is survived by his wife, Ruth; two daughters, including Karen ’79; son J. Russell ’91; daughter-in-law Melissa Roth Triedman ’91; son-in-law Ronald Markoff ’71; six grandchildren; brother Leonard Triedman ’49; nieces Julie Triedman ’86 and Kim Triedman ’81; and nephew Scott Triedman ’82, ’85 MD.
John W. Watjen ’52, of Wilmington, Del.; Jan. 9, after a short illness. He was employed by the DuPont Co. until his retirement, after which he continued as a consultant. He was a veteran of the Korean War. He was treasurer of the Keystone Region of the Rolls Royce Club of America and a member of the Silverside Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; a daughter; a son; a sister-in-law; and many nieces and nephews.
John M. Andrews ’53, of Narragansett, R.I., formerly of North Providence, R.I.; Jan. 16. He was in procurement for most of his career, serving as purchasing agent for the City of East Providence, purchasing manager for Cumberland Engineering, and materials manager for U.S. Windpower. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Navy. He was founding president of the R.I. Chapter of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, president of the Purchasing Management Assoc. of R.I., past president of the Brown Club of R.I., and a member of the R.I. Academy of Wine. In 1977 he was named Professional Development Man of the Year by the National Assoc. of Purchasing Management. He is survived by four daughters, a son, six grandchildren, and nephew Todd Andrews ’83.
Katharine MacKenty Bigelow ’53, of Winchester, Mass.; Dec.23. She was a retired associate editor for Rieder Communications in Woburn, Mass., and a homemaker. She was a member of the Edgartown Yacht Club. She is survived by her husband, Robert; a daughter; three sons; nine grandchildren; and a brother.
John R. Curley ’53, of Derby, Conn.; Jan. 9. He was a retired marketing manager for the Southern Connecticut Gas Co. Previously he worked as a commercial industrial electrical engineer for the Pennsylvania Gas and Water Co. and for the Providence Gas Co. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a Rotarian honored with the Paul Harris Fellowship, and past president of the United Way. He is survived by his wife, June; two daughters; three grandchildren; and a sister.
Charles A. Pappas ’53, of Narragansett, R.I.; Jan. 24. He was a special systems design engineer for Grinnell Corp. for 40 years. He was elected a registered professional engineer in fire protection. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a parishioner and board member of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. He is survived by daughter Eleni Zervos ’81; a son-in-law; and three grandchildren.
Randolph L. Robb ’53, of East Aurora, N.Y.; Dec. 21. He was employed at Marine Midland Bank before founding Ballou Plumbing Supply Co. He retired in the mid-1980s. He was a veteran of the U.S. Naval Reserve. He was a former member of the U.S. squash team. He was also a New York State .410-gauge champion and in 1970 was named to the Sports Afield All-American Skeet Team. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; a daughter; two sons; four grandchildren; and a brother.
Charles D. Roberts ’53, of Littleton, Colo.; Dec. 4, of complications of COPD. He worked for Goodyear Aircraft in Akron, Ohio, until 1961, when he moved to Colorado to join Martin-Marietta Co. He retired in 1990. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He enjoyed photography. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; five children; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Walter P. Schwabe II ’53, of Wilbraham, Mass.; Feb. 5. He had a career in sales with New England Telephone & Telegraph and AT&T for more than 30 years. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed coaching and developing athletes. He served as president of the Recreation Assoc. of Hampden (Mass.) and the Hampden Lions Club. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. He is survived by his wife, Judy; three daughters; a son; and five grandchildren.
Margaret Johnson Whitehouse ’53, of New London, N.H.; Jan. 8. She and her husband owned and operated the Hollow Inn and Motel, for which they received the Vermont Innkeeper of the Year Award in 1990. After moving to Grantham, N.H., in 1994, they founded Eastman All Seasons Real Estate, which they ran until retiring to New London in 2006. She was an active parishioner at Saint Andrews Episcopal Church and enjoyed gardening, skiing, tennis, and reading. She is survived by her husband, William ’53; four children; five grandchildren; and sister Madeleine Anderson ’59.
Anne Cahalane Free ’54, of Toledo, Ohio; Dec. 26. She was a retired English teacher at the University of Toledo. She volunteered at the Toledo Museum of Art and enjoyed embroidery and quilting. She is survived by her husband, William; a daughter; two sons; four grandchildren; and a brother.
Reginald P. Patota ’54, of Vero Beach, Fla., formerly of Providence and Barrington, R.I.; Jan. 7, of complications of metastatic melanoma. He worked in advertising and publishing in New York City and Boston before managing several family businesses and real estate in the Rhode Island area. He moved to Florida in 1994. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and enjoyed sailing the New England coast. He is survived by his wife, Joan; three stepchildren; four step-grandchildren; and nine nieces and nephews.
Ralph J. Stiles Jr. ’54, of Middleburg, Fla., formerly of Tuckertown, N.J.; Nov. 18. He worked for McDonnell Douglas Aircraft for 40 years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Tuckertown and Middleburg Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; a daughter; a son; two grandchildren; and two brothers.
Robert S. Popp ’55, of Chelmsford, Mass.; Jan. 7. He was a retired employee of Mitre Corp. in Bedford, Mass. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. At Brown he was a member of both the baseball and basketball teams. He was an avid golfer and longtime member of the Nashua Country Club. He is survived by four children, nine grandchildren, a brother, a niece, and a nephew.
John G. Smith ’55, of Auburn, Mass.; Dec. 1. He worked as a chemist at Coca-Cola, a programmer at IBM, a production manager at Bernat Yarns, and a stockbroker at Paine Webber. He volunteered at the Auburn District Nursing Assoc., the American Cancer Society, and Goddard Home. He was a member of the Rotary Club and a past treasurer and vestry member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Auburn. He is survived by his wife, Sally; a son; two daughters-in-law; and four grandchildren.
Frederic K. Becker ’56, of Verona, N.J.; Jan. 15. He was chairman of the board of Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, a New Jersey law firm. In 2004 he received the William J. Brennan Jr. Award from the New Jersey Federal Bar, and in 2011 the American Jewish Committee presented him with The Judge Learned Hand Award. He served as a director of Prudential Financial, Inc., as a trustee of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and as counsel to Congregation B’nai Jeshurun. He was a member of the American Bar Assoc., the New Jersey Bar Assoc., and the Middlesex County Bar Assoc. He is survived by his wife, Eileen; five children, including Mary Kleinstein ’91; four stepchildren; five grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; brother William Becker ’53; nieces Wendy Becker ’83 and Eliza Becker ’09; and nephews James Becker ’79 and Robert Becker ’82.
Barry W. Blank ’56, of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., formerly of Rumson, N.J.; Dec. 24. He was chairman and CEO of Colonial First National Bank. After 25 years of banking in New Jersey, he continued his career in senior positions with banks in Washington, D.C., and Florida. He was a member of the board of directors of the ARI Insurance Companies from 1979 until the time of his death. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was active in several community organizations in New Jersey and Florida, including the Rumson Public Library, the Red Bank (N.J.) YMCA, the Seabright (N.J.) Beach Club, and the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club. He is survived by his wife, Cecilia; three daughters; sons William ’84 and John ’85; 14 grandchildren; three stepchildren; and seven step-grandchildren.
Paul J. D. King ’56, of Ridgefield, Wash., formerly of Northport, N.Y.; May 24, 2013, following a stroke. He was an elementary-school teacher and taught golf and piano. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was also a professional photographer working for the Suffolk Sun newspaper on Long Island. After retiring from teaching, he moved to Washington in 1994, remarried, and raised llamas. He is survived by a daughter, a son, a daughter-in-law, three grandchildren, and four stepchildren.
Roger N. Singer ’56, of Holly Springs, N.C., formerly of Middletown, N.J.; Jan. 6. He was a ten-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force and the CIA. After his service career he taught social studies and later was a school psychologist in the central New Jersey school district. He retired as a psychologist on the Woodbridge Child Diagnostic and Treatment Center Child Study Team in Avenel, N.J. He was a member of the Brown football team. He enjoyed fishing, swimming, and playing golf and squash. He is survived by his wife, Leah; three daughters; two sons-in-law; seven grandchildren; and an uncle.
Benjamin M. Thomas III ’56, of Lambertville, N.J.; Jan. 11, of metastatic cancer. He had a 40-year career in sales and marketing, primarily in publishing. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, a former Brown baseball player, and a jazz enthusiast. He is survived by his wife, Jane; a daughter; a son; two stepdaughters; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Joseph E. Brogunier ’57, of Bangor, Me.; Jan. 21. He was an associate professor of English at the Univ. of Maine at Orono for 36 years. He retired in 2005. He was a member of Amnesty International and the National Poetry Foundation. He is survived by his wife, Hope Anthony Brogunier ’59, of 60 Leighton St., Bangor 04401; a daughter; two sons; four grandchildren; and two sisters.
Claire Hokenson Finnegan ’57, of Port Orange, Fla.; Jan. 27, after a long illness. She worked for FEMA as a disaster relief specialist from 1990 to 2007. She enjoyed traveling and reading. She is survived by her husband, E. Robert Finnegan ’58; two daughters, including Kim Finnegan Drexler ’82; two sons; and nine grandchildren.
Andrew Rosner ’57, of Barrington, R.I.; Feb. 4. He was a pathology technician at Rhode Island Hospital until his retirement in 1988. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Polish National Alliance, the Anawan Club, and the West Barrington Men’s Club. He is survived by his wife, Bethia; a daughter; a son; two grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
Alan R. Shalita ’57, of New York City; Feb. 2. He was a distinguished professor of dermatology and chairman of the department of dermatology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He was a member of the American Medical Assoc., the American College of Physicians, the American Society of Dermatology Surgeons, and the American Dermatology Assoc. He is survived by his wife, Simone; a daughter; five grandchildren; a sister; and three nephews.
Bruce Johnson ’58, of Canon City, Colo.; Jan. 25. He was deputy district attorney in Canon City, Colo., before joining Frederickson & Johnson, P.C. He retired in 2006 after 45 years. He served on the Colorado Judicial Nominating Committee and the Shadow Hills Golf & Country Club board of directors. He was a member of the Cherry Hills Golf Club, Shadow Hills Golf Club, Christ Episcopal Church, the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, Phi Delta Phi, and was a member of the American Bar, Fremont Bar, and Colorado Bar Associations. He is survived by his wife, Joelene; two sons; six grandchildren; a brother; and two nieces.
Raynor W. Clark ’59, of Killingworth, Conn.; Jan. 4. He worked for Southern New England Telephone for 17 years before switching careers to work in the fire service. He was a member of the Killingworth Volunteer Fire Company for 23 years, serving as fire chief from 1977 to 1981. He was one of the original incorporators of Valley Shore Emergency Communications, where he served as secretary from 1976 to 1980 and helped to establish a regional emergency dispatch center. He was fire marshal for the town of Killingworth for 17 years and secretary treasurer of the Valley Shore Mutual Aid Assoc. for 15 years. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Air Force. He was an avid fan of antique automobiles. He is survived by his wife, Jane; a daughter; two sons, including Scott ’95; and four grandchildren.
Mary Jane Hogan Green ’59, of New York City and Sanibel Island, Fla.; Jan. 7, after suffering a stroke. She worked in sales promotion at Mademoiselle. She was a 1958 winner of the magazine’s guest editor competition. In 1965 she began work at Random House, followed by a short period of work at Molly Barnes Gallery in Los Angeles, returning to Random House in 1970. She retired from Random House in 1991 as managing director of trade sales promotions.
Linda Johnson Zars ’59, of Bloomfield, Conn.; Dec. 23. She was a retired English teacher at King Philip Junior High School in West Hartford, Conn., and an artist/proofreader for Yankee Flyer. She was a member of the American Hemerocallis Society, the Connecticut Horticultural Society, the Dun-Land Woods Garden Club, the Simsbury Camera Club, and the First Congregational Church in Bloomfield. Phi Beta Kappa. She is survived by her husband, Juris; a daughter; a son; and three grandchildren.
Edward P. Roedema ’60, of Lebanon, Pa.; Jan. 7. He was retired from a career in corporate sales management. He was a member of Brown’s basketball team and enjoyed sports, reading, and working outdoors. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; a daughter; two sons; eight grandchildren; and two sisters.
William J. Lapinski ’62, of Springfield, Mass.; Jan. 7. He had a long career in the insurance industry working as a property and casualty adjuster and supervisor with AIG, Aetna, Kemper, and Travelers, from which he retired in 2006. He was a communicant at Holy Name Parish for more than 40 years and managed the church social center. He was an assistant football coach at Holyoke Catholic High School and a sports enthusiast. He enjoyed family vacations to Walt Disney World. He is survived by his wife, Janet; two daughters; a son; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Wilton S. Gray II ’67, of Tallahassee, Fla.; Dec. 9. He worked at the VA Hospital in San Francisco before retiring to Thailand, where he lived on his boat for ten years. He later worked for Island Water World marine chandleries out of the Caribbean before moving to Tallahassee in 2013. He is survived by three sisters, a brother, and several nieces and nephews.
Carol Armitage Pierstorff ’70, of Falls Church, Va.; Jan. 5, of a heart attack. She was a consultant prior to joining International Human Research and Development Corp., where she became vice president of marketing and sales. She later worked in the international training field for her own company, Terra Training and Consulting Associates. In 1992 she joined the U.S. Agency for International Development. She directed various USAID programs throughout the world, including a two-year assignment in Russia in 2000. She retired in 2005. She was then an organist for several churches in the northern Virginia and D.C. area and sang with the Piedmont Singers and the New Dominion Chorale. She is survived by her husband, Bruce ’69; a daughter; a son; four grandchildren; and a brother.
Scott C. Reuman ’71, of Nederland, Colo.; Apr. 30, 2013, after a battle with metastatic colon cancer. He spent three years teaching science, math, and sculpture at Colorado Academy before creating his own business, Conundrum Designs. He was active in Boulder’s Open Arts Program and helped found Preserve Unique Magnolia Association (PUMA). In 1998 PUMA received the Smart Growth Award. He enjoyed the outdoors, particularly moving water, which became flowing lines in much of his art. He also enjoyed leading backpacking trips. He is survived by his companion, Gail Wells; and three brothers.
Deborah J. Blackwell ’72, of Randolph, Va., formerly of Beverly Hills, Calif.; Jan. 31, of frontotemporal degeneration. She worked in the entertainment industry, developing and packaging TV-movie and miniseries projects as vice president of the William Morris Agency. She was also a vice president at Hearst Entertainment, Idealab, Guidance Inc., and Disney, where she built and managed the cable channel SoapNet. She was the recipient of numerous awards and nominations, including multiple Daytime Emmy nominations. She was named one of the 50 most influential women in cable by Cable World. She sat on the board of directors of the Women in Cable Telecommunications foundation. She enjoyed reading. She is survived by her mother; a sister, Dale Gasque, of 187 Todd Rd., Mt. Sidney, Va. 24467; a brother; and cousin Edwin Blackwell ’67.
Christopher Badger ’73, ’76 MD, of Morrisonville, N.Y., formerly of Seattle; Jan. 7. He was a research oncologist at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle before changing his medical focus to internal medicine in 1996. He moved north and practiced medicine at Great North Woods Medical Center in Plattsburgh, N.Y. He retired from medical practice and worked as medical director for Hospice of the North Country. He served on the board of Planned Parenthood of the North Country. He enjoyed reading, cooking, and spending time with his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; two sons; three grandchildren; his mother; and three brothers.
John R. Lingard ’74, of Attleboro, Mass.; Dec. 15. He was past president of Micronomics Inc. in Cambridge, Mass. He is survived by his wife, Martha; a son; his mother, Janet Ervin Lingard ’41; a sister; two brothers; and several nieces and nephews.
Peter E. Nightingale ’76, of Darien, Conn.; Jan. 14. He had a career in banking, working at Manufacturers Hanover Corp., Chemical Bank, Chase Manhattan Corp., FleetBoston Financial, Bank of America, and NewStar Financial in Darien, where he worked from 2007 until his death. He served on the board of directors of Ring’s End Inc. and was a member of the Noroton Yacht Club in Darien and the Silvermine Golf Club in Norwalk, Conn. He was also a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Parish in Darien. He is survived by his wife, Kim; and two sons.
Marisa A. Schonfeld ’11, of Washington, D.C.; Nov. 6, 2011. She is survived by her parents.
Justine Woollett Kelliher ’43 AM, of Ashland, Mass.; Dec. 26. A former ob-gyn nurse at Boston Lying-In Hospital, she later became one of the first instructors at the Boston Association for Childbirth Education and a breastfeeding instructor for the Nursing Mother’s Council. She taught for more than 25 years, retiring in 1976. She purchased her property in Maine to preserve as a wilderness area. She is survived by three daughters, three sons, 14 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.
Granino A. Korn ’48 PhD (see ’42).
Jerry Weisberg ’53 ScM, of Hillsborough, N.J.; Jan. 24. During his medical career he was director of emergency medicine at Morristown (N.J.) Medical Center; director of ambulatory services and emergency medicine at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Fla., where he was also associate clinical professor of medicine; and director of ambulatory services and emergency medicine at St. Francis Medical Center (N.J.). He lectured and introduced several programs to the EMTs and paramedics of Mercer County. In retirement he provided free medical care to people without health insurance. He was active in the Jewish Community Center of the Delaware Valley and served on its board of directors. He was also director of the Lawrence Township Democratic Club and a member of the American Legion and the Eggerts Crossing Civic League. He is survived by his wife, Doris; a daughter; two sons; and six grandchildren.
Stanley A. Berger ’59 PhD, of Berkeley, Calif.; Nov. 25. An internationally known professor of mechanical engineering, he cofounded the bioengineering department at UC Berkeley. He was instrumental in collaborating with UC San Francisco’s School of Medicine to interpret blood flow on MRIs. He was also a senior research scientist at the RAND Corp., where he worked for more than 20 years. He enrolled at Cornell at age 16, was a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton, and became an assistant professor at UC Berkeley at age 25. He published Laminar Wakes and Introduction to Bioengineering. He was a fellow of the American Assoc. for the Advancement of Science, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the American Academy of Mechanics, the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, and the American Physical Society. He is survived by his wife, Beth; two daughters; and two grandchildren.
Anne S. Joyce ’63 MAT, of Virginia Beach, Va.; Dec. 17. She was briefly a textile designer before becoming a secondary school art teacher. She taught for 39 years in the East Providence school system, retiring in 1989 as head of the high school art department. She was a member of the Retired Art Teachers, serving as president for four years; the East Bay Retired Teachers; and the Barrington Women’s Club. She is survived by a sister and ten nieces and nephews.
Peter C. Maloney ’71 PhD, of Baltimore; Dec. 12, of cancer. He was an internationally known biochemist, a professor of physiology and associate dean for graduate students at the Johns Hopkins Univ. School of Medicine. He joined the faculty of Hopkins in 1976, focusing on the biomedical and molecular mechanisms used by transport proteins, which became relevant to understanding the origins of cystic fibrosis. He is survived by his wife, Gail Stetten ’72 PhD; a daughter; a son; and four grandchildren.
George D. Mower ’78 PhD, of Philadelphia; Dec. 19. He was known for his research in vision and neurophysiology at Boston Children’s Hospital until 1991. He continued his research at the Univ. of Louisville for more than 20 years, where he led the graduate program in the Department of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology. At the time of his death he was course director of medical neurosciences for the school of medicine. He was a member of the Society for Neuroscience. He is survived by his wife, Ying Lin; a daughter; a son; a sister; and a niece and nephew.
Christopher Badger ’76 MD (see ’73).
M. Howard Triedman (See ’52).