July 1st, 2014


Bertram J. Dane ’34, of Brookline, Mass.; Mar. 4. He is survived by daughter Ronnie Dane ’70.

Harry R. Jackson ’34, of Easton, Md., formerly of Larchmont, N.Y.; Mar. 26. He was vice president and director of G.H. Jackson Co., insurance brokers in New York City. He retired in 1985. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was active in the Larchmont community, especially at St. John’s Episcopal Church, where he served on the vestry, helped with the development of the Sunday school building, taught Sunday school for 25 years, and wrote the “I Think It’s Great!” column in the church’s monthly newsletter. He was a member of the Larchmont Yacht Club, the Larchmont Historical Society, Friends of the Larchmont Public Library, the Larchmont Men’s Club, the Larchmont-Mamaroneck Interfaith Council, the Economic Club of New York, and Theta Delta Chi. He is survived by a daughter, a son, and four grandchildren.

Lorna Kendall Snow ’34, of Worcester, Mass.; Apr. 8. She was a retired employee of the Worcester Fresh Air Fund. She was involved with many organizations, including the Republican Club of Worcester County, the Brittan Square Community Club, and the Worcester Parent-Teacher Assoc. Council. She was a past president of the Pembroke College Club of Worcester. A longtime member of the United Congregational Church, she served on the church council and its mission committee and was past president of the Women’s Fellowship. She enjoyed reading, gardening, playing bridge, and collecting antiques. She is survived by three children, two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Lillian Hicock Wentworth ’35, of Braintree, Mass.; Mar. 2. She taught political science at Mississippi College for Women before joining Thayer Academy in 1961 as an English and American history teacher. In 1965 she became the head of Thayer’s Southworth Library. In honor of the school’s centennial, she wrote The Thayer Academy: One Hundred Years 1877–1977. In 1991 she retired as director of publications and public relations, but continued to volunteer part-time as Thayer’s archivist, and in 2008 the school named its archives after her. She was a member of the American Assoc. of University Women, the American Political Science Assoc., the Mississippi Federation of Women’s Clubs, Pi Gamma Mu, and Phi Beta Kappa. She is survived by daughter Frances Wentworth Claflin ’74; son-in-law George A. Claflin ’73; a son; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

H. Brainard Fancher ’35, of Ithaca, N.Y., formerly of Syracuse; Mar. 2. He had a long career with General Electric in various engineering and senior management positions, including three years as general manager in its Paris offices. He retired in 1984. He volunteered with the Board of Child & Family Services, the Everson Museum of Art, and the Service Corps of Retired Executives. He was a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and a member of Sigma Xi and the First Unitarian Church of Ithaca, where he also served as a trustee. He enjoyed traveling and had visited six continents. He is survived by two daughters; two sons, including Donald ’65; eight grandchildren, including Geoffrey Fancher ’86; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Frank J. Schaberg ’35, of Sparta, N.J.; Feb. 18. A retired physician, he had a family practice for more than 50 years in Hackensack, N.J. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps. He was a member of the American Medical Assoc. and Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by six children, 11 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

Muriel Macpherson Abbott ’38, of Maplewood, N.J., formerly of New York City; Mar. 24. She was the director of testing for the New York City Board of Education for more than 15 years. She was a member of the American Psychometrician Assoc. and the Brown University Club. She is survived by many cousins.

Phyllis Silverman Kapstein ’39, of Warwick, R.I.; Apr. 2. She was a vice president for C. Rosenbach Co. in Providence. She was a member of Temple Sinai, the Women’s Assoc. of the Jewish Seniors Agency, Hadassah, the National Council of Jewish Women, the Miriam Hospital Women’s Assoc., and the Potowomut Golf Club. She is survived by two daughters, two grandchildren and nephews Jonathan Kapstein ’61 and Ethan Kapstein ’75.


Ponzi Angelone ’42, of Providence; Jan. 1. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; a sister; and several nieces and nephews.

George B. Bullock ’42, of Juno Beach, Fla., and Little Compton, R.I.; Apr. 9. He was an international wool buyer, director, and later vice president for Nichols & Co. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. An avid golfer, he was a member of the U.S. Senior Golf Assoc., the Sakonnet Golf Club, the Everglades Club, the Seminole Golf Club, the Palm Beach Yacht Club, the Agawam Hunt Club, and the Society of Colonial Wars. He enjoyed traveling. He is survived by two daughters, a son, two grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Sidney R. Amylon ’43, of North Scituate, R.I.; Mar. 7. He was a retired sales engineer for BIF Industries in Providence. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Forces and was awarded several medals, including the Distinguished Flying Cross for Service. He was a member of the Scituate school committee. He is survived by two daughters, including Jane Amylon Lazzara ’83; four sons, including Ken ’72 and Michael ’72; daughter-in-law Deborah Cigolle Amylon ’72; son-in-law Sam Lazzara ’81; 12 grandchildren; and a sister.

Carol Taylor Carlisle ’43, of Simsbury, Conn.; Mar. 25. She taught fifth grade and was a library media specialist in the Bloomfield School System. She also served on the adjunct faculty at Central Connecticut State Univ. She participated in the Assoc. for Educational Communication and Technology, the Connecticut Educational Media Assoc., the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, and two Governor’s Conferences on Library and Information Services. She was actively involved in Brown alumni affairs and in 1995 received the Nan Tracy ’46 Award for outstanding class leadership. She is survived by her husband, Robert Carlisle ’43; a daughter; a son; a daughter-in-law; a son-in-law; and four grandchildren.

William J. McCoy ’43, of East Providence, formerly of Pawtucket; Mar. 10. He owned and operated the McCoy Oil Co. for more than 40 years. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy and his unit received a Presidential Citation for bravery. He was past president of the Pawtucket Rotary, where he earned the Paul Harris Award, and a longtime member of the Wannamoisett Country Club, the Delaney Knights of Columbus, and the Hyannisport Golf Club. A longtime trustee and member of the Boys and Girls Club of Pawtucket, he was also a corporate member of Memorial and Butler hospitals. He is survived by his wife, Ruth; a daughter; two sons; daughter-in-law Lynda Piti McCoy ’84; and seven grandchildren.

Jay H. Rossbach ’43, of Palm Beach, Fla., formerly of New York City; Feb. 15. He retired from Saks Fifth Avenue after 30 years as senior vice president. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. After moving to Palm Beach, he became active in several charities and was chairman of the Palm Beach chapter of the American Red Cross, for which he received the Sue Whitmore Award. He enjoyed playing croquet and was a member of the U.S. Croquet Assoc. He is survived by his wife, Linda; a daughter; a son; and three grandchildren.

Enid Wilson ’43, of Wellesley, Mass.; Apr. 14. She was a cataloguer at the Univ. of Rhode Island and later at Boston Univ. She retired after 49 years of service. She was active in the Wellesley Historical Society and served as its recording secretary for many years. She was a member of the American Assoc. of University Women. She is survived by a sister.

Mary Gagnon Edholm ’44, of Fort Worth, Tex.; Mar. 25. She was a retired journalist. She worked for Badger & Browning in Boston, in addition to freelancing for magazines across the country. She also wrote book reviews for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram for 15 years. She was involved with such organizations as the Fort Worth Modern Art Museum, the Amon Carter Museum, the Women’s Club of Fort Worth, and the Women’s Shakespeare Club. She is survived by a son and two granddaughters.

Enzina DeRobbio Sammartino ’45, of Cranston, R.I.; Mar. 19. A homemaker. She was active in several choral groups at Pembroke and served as treasurer of her Pembroke class alumnae association. She was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Baptist and St. Mark’s church choirs and the Providence Civic Chorale, and she was the lead alto in the Bel Canto Opera Company. She is survived by her husband, Louis; two daughters; two grandchildren; a sister, Dora Anjoorian ’48; and 14 nieces and nephews.

Jane Sweeney Kirwan ’46, of Barrington, R.I., formerly of New York City; Apr. 11. She was a former opera singer and teacher. In 1948 she toured with the Charles Wagner Opera Company. In 1957 she received a contract from the Metropolitan Opera Company and was awarded its Kathryn Long Scholarship in 1957 and 1959. In 1961 she returned to Barrington to raise a family. She continued her music career with the R.I. Philharmonic and sang in many churches throughout the area. She began teaching in Providence schools and later taught in the Barrington school department for 28 years. She taught an Introduction to Opera program for children and an advanced course for adults at the Barrington Community School. She was an active member of the Pembroke Club of Providence and the Brown Club of Rhode Island and served on the Brown Pops Concert Music committee. She is survived by son Charles Kirwan ’78 and a grandson.

Erwin Strasmich ’46, of New York City, formerly of Providence; Feb. 19. He retired in 2000 as vice president of Tilly Realty Associates in Fall River, Mass. He was a member and former president of the Rhode Island Jewish Historical Society. He enjoyed collecting art and reading. He is survived by his wife, Pauline, of 322 West 57th St., #24N, New York City 10019; two sons; and a daughter-in-law.

Richard G. Huntley ’47, of Wethersfield, Conn.; Apr. 5. He had a long career in television broadcasting before forming his own company, Dick Huntley Video, in 1975. He joined WBZ-TV Boston in 1949, directing some of the first telecasts of Boston Bruins games. He later was production manager of WWOR-TV Worcester (Mass.), and WCAX-TV Burlington (Vt.), and finally in 1957 joined WTIC-TV Hartford (Conn.), where he was program manager and director of production. During World War II he served in the U.S. Naval Reserve. He taught English as a Second Language with Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford for 25 years and was a member of the Sons of Norway. He competed in rally races in the 1950s and owned a variety of MGs, Porsches, and Renaults throughout the years. He enjoyed hiking, skiing, camping, traveling, and the Boston Red Sox. He is survived by his wife, Sonia; two daughters; four sons; nine grandchildren; and a sister.

Walter M. Levi ’47, of Stamford, Conn.; Apr. 14. He worked in the import food and finance business throughout his career. He was an avid reader and enjoyed gardening. He is survived by three children, three grandchildren, three stepchildren, and three step-grandchildren.

Robert S. Chase ’48, of Sun City, Ariz., formerly of Ohio, New York, and Rhode Island; Feb. 13. He worked at Babcock & Wilcox Co. in Ohio for 38 years, retiring in 1986 as an international sales manager. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a licensed private airplane pilot and a U.S. Coast Guard–licensed sailboat captain. In 1998 he wrote The Story of Chaseville 1760–1998, and in 1999 he wrote and published Wind Grist Mills and Jonnycakes. During his tenure in New York City he was a member of the Metropolitan Club and the Westchester Country Club. He was also a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Middletown (R.I.) Historical Society, Calvary United Methodist Church (R.I.), the Lakeview (Ariz.) Methodist Church, and Alpha Delta Phi. He enjoyed sailing and playing golf and horseshoes. He is survived by his wife, Lynn; two sons; three grandchildren; and a sister.

Joyce Kent Milner ’48, of Marion, Ohio; Apr. 12. She retired as supervisor of communications at Marion General Hospital after 23 years of service. She was previously a volunteer for the Free Medical Clinic and Mobile Meals and had been a driver for the Eye-to-Eye Group. In retirement, she was a pet sitter. She was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church in Marion. An avid reader, she enjoyed American literature and the theater. She is survived by a daughter, two sons, five grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, and three great-grandsons.

Edward T. Simmons ’48, of Cos Cob, Conn.; Mar. 9. He was a hydrogeologist, working for the U.S. Geological Survey and later for Leggette, Brashears and Graham, a consulting groundwater geology company, of which he was president from 1979 to 1984. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the U.S. Landing Ship Tank Assoc., the National Ground Water Assoc., and the Old Greenwich Yacht Club. He enjoyed sailing and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Claire; two daughters; a son; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Stephen C. Stanley ’48, of Middleboro, Mass.; Mar. 12, after a period of failing health. He taught and coached at Wareham High School before opening Steve’s Sport Den in 1949, which he ran for 60 years. He retired in 2009. He was a veteran of World War II and served in the Merchant Marines. At Brown he played football, but later he enjoyed tennis and was instrumental in founding the Middleboro Tennis Assoc. He was a member of the Mitchell Memorial Club, the Middleboro Elks Lodge, and Sacred Heart Parish. He enjoyed gardening, traveling, and following New England sports teams. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen; two daughters; a son; a son-in-law; and two grandsons.

Phyllis Bogardus Bilhuber ’49, of Annapolis; Feb. 1. She was a senior sales representative with British Overseas Airways Corp. for 20 years in New York City before moving to Annapolis. A lifelong lover of the stage, she acted in high school and college shows, did summer stock and off-Broadway productions, taught dancing, and performed in TV commercials. She appeared as a ballroom dance teacher in the 1995 music video “Tender As I Want To Be” with Mary Chapin Carpenter ’81. In 2001 she was named Ms. Senior Maryland and performed on stage in Las Vegas at the National Ms. Senior America competition. She was a member of the Go-Getters and the South County Show Stoppers and performed for church groups, nursing homes, and fund-raisers. She was the women’s singles tennis champion in Anne Arundel County for seven years, was captain of the women’s doubles team, and went on to the Eastern Nationals tournament. She won two gold medals and one silver medal at the Maryland Senior Olympics. She enjoyed skiing, golfing, sailing, and diving. She is survived by her husband, Ernie.

Kathleen Gregg Coyle ’49, of Bethel Park, Pa.; Feb. 27, from complications of a stroke. She was a retired elementary school teacher. She taught in both Massachusetts and Pennsylvania schools for more than 30 years. She was an active member of the St. Thomas More Women’s Guild and a member of the American Assoc. of University Women. She was a loyal fan of the Pittsburgh sports teams, but also of the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. She is survived by her husband, William; two sons; two grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

James B. Dorsey ’49, of Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; Mar. 29. He was both an attorney and a surgeon. He practiced law with his father before pursuing a medical degree. He served on the medical staff at Saratoga Hospital for more than 25 years and was Saratoga County coroner for three years. He retired from the practice of general and vascular surgery in 1987 and practiced law with his son and son-in-law. He was president of the Saratoga County Historical Society, a director of the Saratoga YMCA, and a member of the Saratoga Bar Assoc., the Saratoga Golf and Polo Club, Saratoga County Medical Society, the American College of Surgeons, the American Medical Assoc., the American College of Legal Medicine, and Sigma Chi. He enjoyed playing tennis and golf and taking vacations with his family. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; five children; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and Matthew Dorsey ’89, a nephew.

Edward J. Finn ’49, of Duxbury, Mass.; Feb. 16, after complications after a fall. He retired in 1993 as president of Fidelity Properties Inc. in Boston. During his career he was director of administration at EG&G in Bedford, Mass.; an industrial relations assistant at U.S. Rubber in Bristol, R.I.; a special agent for the FBI; and an associate professor of management at Bryant College. He had a four-year football quarterback career at Brown, establishing and holding several passing records. He was inducted into the Brown Athletic Hall of Fame in 1972. He was a lifetime member of the Boston Chamber of Commerce and past president of the Boston Chamber of Commerce Executives Club, where he received the Man of the Month award three consecutive times. He was active in the Electronic Personnel Assoc. of Boston and the American Society for Personnel Administration. He enjoyed playing golf. He is survived by his wife, Jean; three daughters; and two sons.

Janice Eppler Hagemann ’49, of Short Hills, N.J.; Mar. 15. She worked briefly for IBM in New York City before raising a family. She was active with several charitable organizations and was past president of the Pembroke Alumnae Assoc. and an active member of the Overlook Medical Center Women’s Auxiliary. She was also a member of the Rolling Hills Garden Club; the Short Hills Community Congregational Church; the Rock Spring Club of West Orange, N.J.; and the Beacon Hill Club of Summit, N.J. She enjoyed playing tennis and bridge. She is survived by a daughter, a son-in-law, and a granddaughter.

William M. Hale ’49, of Marlborough, N.H.; Apr. 4. He taught English and Latin for two years at the Park School in Brookline, Mass., before entering the General Theological Seminary in New York City. He was ordained a deacon in June 1954 and a priest that December. He was a curate for two years at Christ Church Cathedral in Springfield, Mass., and rector of the Church of the Atonement in Westfield, Mass., before becoming dean and rector of St. Paul’s Cathedral in Syracuse, N.Y. He was elected a deputy to the general convention of the Episcopal Church on seven occasions. He chaired the Standing Commission on Church Music, was a Companion of the Order of the Cross of Nails at Coventry Cathedral, and served in the dioceses of Western Massachusetts and Central New York on multiple international and local boards and committees. He also served as priest-in-charge of St. Francis Chapel in Marlborough, N.H., and priest associate at St. James Episcopal Church in Keene. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Forces and a member of the Mayflower Society and the Dublin Lake Club. He enjoyed sailing the coast of Maine, listening to classical music, and spending time with family. He is survived by his wife, Helen; two daughters, including Rebecca Hale Malone ’86; two sons; and four grandchildren.

Kenneth C. Leshner ’49, ’55 AM, of Cranston, R.I.; Mar. 17, after a brief illness. He worked as a history teacher, guidance counselor, and cross-country coach at Cranston High School East before retiring in 1988. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He is survived by four daughters, six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson.

Alice Kirk Overton ’49, of New York City; Feb. 19. She was a librarian and homemaker. She is survived by four children and seven grandchildren.

Joseph E. Salafia ’49, of Middletown, R.I., and Singer Island, Fla.; Feb. 19. He was the former owner of Clarke Flower Shop in Providence. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed swimming and playing golf. He is survived by his wife, Carmel; a son; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.


Edna Graham Anness ’50, of Rumford, R.I.; Mar. 11. She taught at the Platt School (R.I.) for six years and spent one year teaching for Creole Petroleum Corp. in Venezuela. After working for a year at Providence’s John Brown House, she founded the Hunt House Museum in East Providence in 1989. She was a volunteer docent at the John Brown House for 10 years and curator at the Hunt House Museum for 20 years, where she received the Preserve Rhode Island Merit Award in 2006 for her years of service as curator. She and her husband also ran Rumford Antiques in West Dennis on Cape Cod. She wrote articles on local history for the East Providence Post. Past president of the Rumford Junior Women’s Club, she was active in the Rumford Girl Scouts and served on the East Providence Beautification Committee and the East Providence Historic District Commission. She enjoyed traveling and had visited six continents at the time of her death. She is survived by her husband, Lowell; two daughters; a son; and four grandchildren.

Robert O. Harrington ’50, of Port Orange, Fla., formerly of Riverside, R.I.; Feb. 13, after a brief illness. He had a 45-year career as a design engineer for Brown & Sharpe. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed stamp collecting and gardening. He is survived by his wife, Jill; three daughters; and three grandchildren.

Raymond M. Henshaw Jr. ’50, of Jersey Village, Tex. Jan. 31, 2013. He is survived by wife, Lynne, and his brother William ’50.

William A. Phillips ’50, of Greenwich, Conn.; Mar. 27. He practiced law privately in both Connecticut and New York. He was an attorney at the Greenwich-based Hirschberg, Pettengill & Strong and a partner at Moore, Phillips & Duncan in Greenwich. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He was an honorary member of the executive committee of the Connecticut Bar Assoc. and a member of the Antitrust Trade & Regulation federal practice, business law and litigation section. He was also a member of the business law sections of the American Bar Assoc., as well as a member of the New York Bar Assoc. and the Greenwich Rotary Club, where he served as president in 1997–98 and rewrote the club’s by-laws and constitution. He enjoyed skiing, cycling, gardening, and the opera. He is survived by his partner, Mary Anne Cline; daughter Pamela Noonan ’82; son-in-law Richard B. Noonan ’72; two granddaughters; and a sister.

James A. Reilly ’50, of The Villages, Fla., formerly of East Greenwich, R.I.; Jan. 15. He was a retired construction project manager for Torcan Inc. of New Jersey, with a specialty in health care facility construction. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a lifetime member of the East Greenwich Volunteer Fire Department and a member of the Carpenters Union. He was also involved with the American Legion Post of Wildwood, N.J.; the Elks Club; and the NRA. He is survived by his wife, Claire; a daughter; two sons; four stepchildren; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Harold M. Schwartz ’50, of Laguna Woods, Calif.; Dec. 4. He was an associate vice president of Dean Witter Reynolds Inc. in Costa Mesa, Calif.  

Edward H. Torgen ’50, of North Kingstown, R.I.; Feb. 21. He practiced law at Torgen & Callaghan in North Kingstown. He served on the Warwick City Council, was acting judge of the Second District Court of South Kingstown, and was a probate judge for North Kingstown. He was a state representative and served as town solicitor for Richmond and Narragansett. During World War II and the Korean War he served in the U.S. Navy, retiring with the rank of commander. He and his wife founded Stepping Out Inc., an organization for learning-disabled adults. He was a member of the Quidnessett Country Club and enjoyed playing golf. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann; four daughters; eight grandchildren; and a sister.

William S. Altieri ’51, of Palo Alto, Calif., formerly of London; Dec. 18. He had a career in advertising and marketing. In 1963 he moved to London to head Jack Tinker & Partners. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy underwater demolition team. He enjoyed sports, chess, animals, and spending time with family. He is survived by a daughter.

John M. Brogden ’51, of North Branford, formerly of Guilford, Conn.; Apr. 7. He was a surgeon for more than 35 years, practicing in Guilford. He was a member of the Sachem’s Head Yacht Club, the Shoreline Retriever Club, the Guilford Sportsmen’s Assoc., and the Branford Gun Club. He enjoyed sailing, duck hunting, and retriever dog training. He is survived by his wife, Mary; two daughters; a son; three grandchildren; and a brother.

Harold S. Gold ’51, of Brookline, Mass.; Feb. 16, of complications of pneumonia. He was a retired dentist. A Francis Wayland Scholar and an active alumnus, he served as a Brown Alumni Schools Committee area chair and regional director for several years. In 1985 Brown honored him with an Alumni Service Award, and in 1999 he received the Brown Bear Award. He was a fan of Brown football and served on the Corporation’s Committee on Athletics. He was a member of Sigma Xi and Phi Beta Kappa. He enjoyed skiing, tennis, black-and-white photography, squash, classical music, golf, U.S. political history, and following the stock market. He is survived by his wife, Janet; daughter Jennifer Gold ’86; sons David ’81 and Michael ’82; five grandchildren; and brother Daniel ’56.

Ernest A. Malo ’51, of Warwick, R.I.; Apr. 3. He was a self-employed CPA and a founding member of Malo Recchia & Co. in Warwick. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. A talented musician, he spent summers on Block Island playing in bands at the National Hotel, the Yellow Kittens, and the Oar. He served on several corporate boards, including that of the Providence & Worcester Railroad. He enjoyed sailing, fishing, and quahogging, as well as spending summers at Indian Rock Farms in Narragansett, R.I. He is survived by his wife, Teresa; a daughter; a son; and six grandchildren.

James M. Phelan ’51, of Warwick, R.I.; Mar. 27. He was a retired Warwick postmaster. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor; a daughter; two sons, including James ’82; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Julian R. Sloan ’51, of Jupiter, Fla.; Feb. 10. He had a career in advertising that included an executive position with the American Assoc. of Advertising Agencies. He was a member of Jonathan’s Landing Golf Club, Tequesta Country Club, the Society of Colonial Wars, and the circulating library, and was a past member of the Old Guard. He enjoyed birding, boating, shelling, and playing bridge and golf. He is survived by his wife, Cecile; two daughters; and a son.

Thomas N. Sturges ’51, of Fairfield, Conn.; Mar. 10. He had a 28-year career with General Electric. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Army. He participated in several community organizations and was treasurer and president of Connecticut Classic Arts, a volunteer for Operation Hope, treasurer and board member of Antique Tools & Trades in Connecticut, and a member of Trout Unlimited. He was an active member of Trinity Episcopal Church, where he served on the vestry, the property committee, and the Parish Court Senior Housing Board. He enjoyed fishing, playing golf, and collecting antique tools. He is survived by his wife, Jean; a daughter; a son; two grandchildren; a brother; and several nieces and nephews.

Jane McGeary Watson ’51, of East Greenwich, R.I.; Apr. 3. She taught in the Warwick school system for more than 35 years. She was a member of the Rhode Island Historical Society, the East Greenwich School Committee, and the East Greenwich and Newport Yacht Clubs. She served on the Greenwich House Republican District Committee and on the Rhode Island Supreme Court Disciplinary Board. She enjoyed sailing and genealogy. She is survived by a daughter, three sons, and a brother.

Stephen C. Espo ’52, of Boston; Mar. 18. He worked at IBM in New York City and later was an executive with the Stop & Shop companies in Boston, retiring as executive vice president of information systems and distribution. He then pursued entrepreneurial ventures, including retail apparel and walk-in medical care. He spent the last years of his professional career as vice president of business development at Voluntary Hospitals of America. He was a veteran of the Korean War. He enjoyed playing golf. He is survived by a daughter, two sons, two grandchildren, and several nieces, including Ann Espo ’81 and nephews.

Carol Medsger Green ’52, of Chevy Chase, Md.; Feb. 14. She worked for the CIA in Washington, D.C., and Rome before retiring to raise a family. She actively volunteered in several community groups. She was an avid boater and a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary operating on Chesapeake Bay. She also enjoyed music, traveling, and spending time with her family. She is survived by her husband, Don; a daughter; three sons; 11 grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Medsger Lalos ’57.

Robert D. Harrington ’52, of South Hadley, Mass., formerly of Wyomissing, Pa.; Jan. 19, of Parkinson’s disease. He was an engineering/operations manager for the former Bethlehem Steel Corp. for 31 years and later worked for Armstrong World Industries in Lancaster, Pa. He retired in 1996. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was active in his local church, serving as lector and parish council member. He was also president of the Hamburg (N.Y.) Junior Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals. He is survived by his wife, Jane Harrington, of 42 Bayon Dr., South Hadley 01075; four children; and nine grandchildren.

Harold S. Fleming ’53, of Great Falls, Va.; Feb. 4. He had a distinguished career in international development that began when he joined the Peace Corps in 1966 as director of public affairs and recruiting and as country director in West Africa. In the mid-1970s he became executive director of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. From 1978 to 1983 he worked at the U.S. Agency for International Development as mission director in Morocco, where he introduced family planning and women’s programs and participated in establishing an institute for renewable energy. He later moved on to be a counselor for development at the U.S. mission to the United Nations from 1983 to 1986. In 1986 he joined UNICEF, helping to launch humanitarian assistance programs, and from 1994 to 1997 he worked in the U.S. Department of State as Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Organizations in charge of policy and management of U.S. support to 80 U.N. and other international agencies. He received several awards throughout his career. In addition, he wrote short stories and poems and published two novels, The Brides’ Fair and Once Upon A Storm. He enjoyed remodeling houses, cooking, and gardening. He is survived by his wife, Arlene; a daughter; three sons; and a grandson.

Philip S. Hayes ’53, of Lakewood, Wash.; Jan. 23. He worked at the Weyerhaeuser Co. managing sawmills around the Pacific Northwest before purchasing Washington Belt and Drive Systems in 1972. He retired as president in 1987. He was active in several civic organizations and enjoyed sailing and skiing. He is survived by his companion, Sandra Mowry; a daughter; a son; and three grandchildren.

Carlos Miranda ’53, of Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Battle Creek, Mich.; Feb. 14. He was employed with Kellogg Co. for more than 25 years in Brazil and Battle Creek. He retired as vice president of the international division at the company headquarters in Battle Creek. In retirement he volunteered with the International Executive Services Corp. and served as a county court mediator in Sarasota and Venice, Fla. He enjoyed traveling and spending time with family in the United States and Portugal. He is survived by his wife, Natalie; two daughters; a son; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister; and a niece.

Louise Sherlock Tighe ’53, of Orlando, Fla.; Apr. 8, after a period of declining health. She was a professor of psychology  at Dartmouth College, the Univ. of Texas at Dallas, UConn, and the Univ. of South Florida. She retired in 2000 and spent valuable time with her grandchildren. She was a fan of college basketball, particularly UConn, and enjoyed witnessing the victory of the UConn men’s basketball team in the National Championship game this year. She is survived by a daughter, a son, and two grandsons.

Frederick C. Ulbrich ’53, of Wallingford, Conn.; Apr. 12. He was the chairman of the board and former CEO of Ulbrich Stainless Steels & Special Metals Inc. In addition to a successful professional career, he was active in global and local organizations. He was a member of the American Iron and Steel Institute, the World Business Council, the Young Presidents Organization, and the World Presidents Organization. He was a founding member of the Wallingford Rotary Club, a former director of the Oakdale Musical Theatre, and a charter member of the Farms Country Club. He was campaign chairman of the United Way of Meriden Center (now named Ulbrich Boys & Girls Club), and co-campaign chairman of the Wallingford Family YMCA Capital Campaign. The YMCA’s year-round program for childcare is named Camp Ulbrich in his honor. He enjoyed geology and collected rare geodes. He appreciated fine art and collected Salvador Dali lithographs. He was a talented pianist, playing in the Dixieland band Jack’s Cats and performing around Connecticut. He also enjoyed fishing and golfing. He is survived by his wife, Joanne; three sons; three stepsons; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and his former wife, Allene Rhone.

Peter Z. Armington ’54, of South Dennis, Mass.; Mar. 17, after a sudden illness. He worked in the shoe merchandising business, retiring as vice president of marketing. He taught Sunday school, coached baseball, and was active in Hopkinton (Mass.) politics, eventually serving as chairman of the town finance board. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He published the mystery novel The Rental. He enjoyed playing tennis. He is survived by his wife, Anne; a daughter; two sons; three stepchildren; 11 grandchildren; a great-grandson; a sister; two brothers; and his former wife, Peggy Berube.

Dorothy Retan Irish ’54, of Palm City, Fla., formerly of Syracuse, N.Y.; Mar. 1, of acute myeloid leukemia. She worked as a business manager at Regional Learning Service Career Center and later at the Central New York Community Foundation, from which she retired in 2004. Over the years she was a treasurer for the Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, a YWCA trustee, and treasurer of the Junior League of Syracuse. She enjoyed the theater, the symphony, and the opera, as well as bridge, water aerobics, sailing, and skiing. She is survived by a son, four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, a brother, and friend Gale Owen.

Doris E. Kinder ’54, of Litchfield, Conn.; Feb. 26. From 1954 to 1993 she was employed as a social worker and then as a supervisor by the State Welfare Department, now the Connecticut Department of Children and Families in Torrington, Conn. She was involved in all aspects of child welfare, specializing in adoptions. In retirement she served on several statewide adoption committees, as well as the Litchfield Social Service Board. A member of the First Congregational Church of Litchfield, she worked in the gift shop and became a deacon. She enjoyed gardening, reading, doing crossword puzzles, and making pickles. She is survived by nine great-nieces.

Richard Mooradkanian ’54, of North Andover, Mass.; Mar. 22. He practiced family dentistry in Boston’s Back Bay for 50 years and was a clinical instructor at Tufts Univ. School of Dental Medicine for 45 years. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Massachusetts Dental Society and the First Baptist Church in Salem, N.H., where he was chairman of both the Missions Committee and the Salem Christian School Committee. He worked closely for 22 years with the National Holy Spirit Renewal Ministries in American Baptist Churches, working on conference programs and outreach programs and serving on the prayer ministry team. He was also an executive committee member of the National Assoc. of Armenian Studies and Research and chaired the Greater Boston Chapter. He is survived by two sisters and two cousins.

Richard F. Sargeant ’54, of Rehoboth, Mass.; Jan. 7.

Susan D. Collins Wroth ’54, of Portland, Me.; Mar. 19. She worked at Union Mutual Insurance Co., and in retirement she became a member of Maine Preservation and the City of Portland’s Historic Preservation Commission. She is survived by three daughters; three grandsons; a sister, Martha Collins Keen ’58; and two nephews.

Loren W. Samsel Jr. ’55, of Ocala, Fla., formerly of Chesterland, Ohio; Feb. 24. He was retired from Austin Powder Co. in Ohio. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He enjoyed playing golf. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; two sons; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a sister.

William R. Noble Jr. ’56, of Red Bank, N.J.; Mar. 7. He was a stockbroker at Merrill Lynch in Paramus, N.J., where he retired after 37 years of service. He was a communicant of St. James Roman Catholic Church and a member of Kappa Sigma. He was an avid fan of the New York Giants, Knicks, and Yankees, and enjoyed spending time with family and swimming at the Hackensack Golf Club. He is survived by his wife, Lorraine; two sons; and five grandchildren.

Richard W. Gordon ’57, of New London, N.H., formerly of New York City; Feb. 19. He worked at IBM and later for Honeywell Corp. He was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard. He enjoyed reading, swimming, and crossword puzzles. He is survived by his wife, Judith; two daughters; a son; two granddaughters; a great-grandson; and a sister.

William J. Kelly ’57, of Mystic, Conn.; Feb. 26, after a long illness. He was an editor and writer for Prentice Hall in New York City before earning his PhD and teaching in the English departments of Danbury State College and UConn at Avery Point. Following his teaching career, he wrote for the Compass newspaper, worked in the development office at Connecticut College, and wrote for and edited Undercurrents, the educational publication of Mystic Aquarium. In retirement he published a novel, The Basilisk Solution. At the time of his death, he was finishing a sequel, The Bulgarian Assassin. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. At Brown he was a member of the Jabberwocks. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; a daughter; a son; two granddaughters; a sister; and three nieces.

Sue Maunz Smithwick ’57, of Stuart, Me., formerly of South Bristol, Me.; Apr. 5. She taught second grade for many years before moving to South Bristol, where she was active in the community and volunteered at the public library. She enjoyed cooking and baking and was known for her pies. She is survived by her husband, Stephen; three sons, nine grandchildren; and a brother.

Lawrence C. Waterman ’57, of Miami Lakes, Fla.; May 31, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Joan.

Warren Arthur ’58, of Ridgefield, Conn., and Palm Beach, Fla.; Jan. 29, of complications after a fall. He worked for various architecture firms in Connecticut before founding TSAO Designs in 1966. Over a period spanning four decades the company grew, producing lighting fixtures and systems for such clients as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, IBM, Union Carbide, General Foods, and academic libraries at Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Columbia, Rutgers, and Vassar. He is survived by his wife, Mai, and two nieces.

Allan S. Halpern ’58, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Feb. 11. He was a retired librarian at Fordham Univ. He is survived by his wife, Andrea.

F. Preston Hobart ’59, of Winthrop, Wash.; Dec. 20, of complications related to Alzheimer’s disease. He worked as a field engineer for Texas Instruments before purchasing the Harry Levinson Manufacturing Co. in 1988. In 1999 he cofounded the Methow Valley Ranch and the Methow Valley Ranch House of Prayer, where he hosted groups and individuals for retreats. He participated in several mission trips throughout the world and in 2008 became the president of Changing a Generation. He was active in a variety of community causes, including the Gideons and the Cove, where he served as chairman of the board for two years. He enjoyed vegetable gardening and cross-country skiing. He is survived by his wife, Laurie; a daughter; two sons; seven grandchildren; and a sister.

Douglas K. Sanderson ’59, of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Oct. 8. He was an orthopaedic surgeon with a private practice in Harrisburg. He was a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.


Alan D. Carver ’60, of Hookset, N.H., formerly of Long Branch, N.J.; Mar. 8, of spinal cancer. He was assistant manager of the Providence office of Goodbody & Co. from 1966 to 1971, when the firm was purchased by Merrill Lynch. In 1975 he moved to Albany, N.Y., and worked as an economist with the Department of the Army at Watervliet Arsenal. He became a program analyst in 1982 at Fort Monmouth, N.J., and retired in 1995. In retirement he performed contract work with Howarth Design Services of Manchester, N.H. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He enjoyed playing golf and walking the New Jersey boardwalk. He is survived by a daughter, a grandson, a sister, a brother, and several nieces and nephews.

Arthur J. Giorgini ’60, of Amityville, N.Y.; Jan. 8. He was practicing law in Lindenhurst, N.Y., and was honored for his 50 years of service by the Suffolk County Bar Assoc. in 2013. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and was an avid New York Yankees fan. He is survived by his wife, Ada; four daughters; nine grandchildren; a brother; and several nieces and nephews.

Charles M. Lyons III ’60, of West Hartford, Conn.; Feb. 13. He was in-house counsel for the Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Co. from 1968 until his retirement in 2012. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a member of the Connecticut, Massachusetts, and American Bar Associations. A lifelong Boston Red Sox fan, he enjoyed crossword puzzles, traveling, and spending time with his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen; a daughter; a son; a daughter-in-law; a son-in-law; and five grandchildren.

Wendell B. Barnes Jr. ’61, of Gresham, Ore.; Feb. 8, of a heart attack. He worked in sales at ABC-TV and in 1964 moved to Oregon to work for Weyerhaeuser. He later worked at McCann-Erickson in Honolulu before returning to Portland in 1971 to work for Wagner Mining Equipment until his retirement. He is survived by his wife, Jennifer; a daughter; a son; four grandchildren; two sisters; a brother; four nieces; and two nephews.

Linda Wharton Babson ’62, of Bradenton, Fla.; Feb. 15. She taught for 45 years in the Manatee School District, working at Bayshore Elementary, Wakeland Elementary, and Miller Elementary schools before retiring in 2007. Over the course of her career she was a leader in elementary education and in 1991 she was recognized as one of Florida’s outstanding teachers. She is survived by four children, including David Babson ’87; seven grandchildren; a sister; a niece; and two nephews.

Douglas R. Blair ’67, of Saugerties, N.Y.; Mar. 9. He was employed with IBM and later with AT&T. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the board of directors of Lifespring in Saugerties, a member of VFW Post 1386, and an active member of St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church in Woodstock, where he sang with the Woodstock Community Choir. He is survived by his wife, Christine; a daughter; a sister, a brother; and several nieces and nephews.


Charles A. Shea III ’70, of Dallas, Pa.; Mar. 7, of complications of multiple myeloma. He practiced law in the Wyoming Valley for 41 years. He also served in many volunteer roles. He was past president of the Nuangola Lake Assoc. and past chairman of the Nuangola Sewer Authority. He is survived by his wife, Sally; a daughter; a son; a son-in-law; a daughter-in-law; six grandchildren; two sisters; and several nieces and nephews, including Lisa Caputo Morris ’86 and A. Richard Caputo Jr. ’88.

Mark A. Moreau ’71, of New Orleans; Feb. 25, of kidney cancer. He first worked as a staff attorney at New Orleans Legal Assistance Corp., was promoted to director of litigation in 1984, and was executive director from 1988 until 2003. In 2003, it merged with Southeast Louisiana Legal Services, where he served as co–executive director until 2013. He published several books and manuals and most recently was a coauthor of the 2013 Louisiana Legal Services and Pro Bono Desk Manual. He served on numerous boards and organizations. He received many accolades for his work, including the 2013 New Orleans Bar Association Taxation Section Janet Spragens Pro Bono Award, the 2012 National Taxpayer Advocate Award, the 2012 New Orleans City Business Leadership in Law Award, the Unity of Greater New Orleans 2013 Humanitarian of the Year Award, the 2012 Community Voice Legal Advocate for the Poor Award, the 2004 Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence into Action Award, and the 1998 Louisiana State Bar Association Career Public Interest Award. He enjoyed cooking, sports, travel, music, and writing. He is survived by his wife, Chin-Chin Ho; two children; a son-in-law; a sister; and two brothers.

Frank J. Dombrowski ’72, of Washington, Pa.; Feb. 11. He was a self-employed contractor and former member of the Carpenter’s Union. He enjoyed gardening, reading, fishing, weightlifting, and solving the New York Times Sunday crossword puzzle. He is survived by two sisters, a brother, a niece, and a nephew.

Thomas M. Spotts ’72, of Cape Coral, Fla., formerly of Naperville, Ill.; Jan. 25, of cancer. He practiced dentistry in Naperville until moving to southwest Florida in 1989. He opened his dental practice on Pine Island in 1990 and practiced there until 2013. He played on the Brown football team. He is survived by four children, his mother, and four siblings.

Andrew S. Richardson ’75, of Providence; Apr. 4. He was partner at Boyajian, Harrington, Richardson & Furness, where he practiced law for 30 years. He was treasurer of the Rhode Island Chapter of the Federal Bar Assoc. and a fellow of the Rhode Island Bar Foundation. He began his career at Rhode Island Legal Services and became a court-appointed trustee in 1991. He became a respected bankruptcy lawyer for the state. He enjoyed cooking, photography, and all sports, especially golf. He is survived by his wife, Kate; a daughter; two brothers; and two nephews.

Ethan E. DuBois ’76, of Bristol, R.I.; Mar. 7. He was a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was also a 20-year member of the Bristol Interfaith Choir. He is survived by his wife, Linda Lou Borges-DuBois ’76; his mother; a sister and brother-in-law.

Mary A. Thomas ’76, of Dallas; Mar. 4. After working at the Civil Aeronautics Board in Washington, D.C., she went on to law school and later practiced law at Jackson Walker and Diamond Shamrock. She is survived by her mother, four sisters, three brothers, and 16 nieces and nephews.


George L. Boyer ’49 ScM, of Bradenton, Fla., formerly of Rockville, Md.; Feb. 25. He was a retired physicist. He worked to develop hydrophones for anti-submarine warfare and later moved to the Office of Naval Research in Washington, D.C., where he helped to develop systems technology used for submarine detection. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by two daughters, three sons, eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Kenneth C. Leshner ’55 AM (see ’49).

David B. Walker ’56 PhD, of Washington, D.C., formerly of Mansfield, Conn.; Sept. 30, from a respiratory infection. He taught courses in government at American Univ., Howard Univ., the Univ. of Maryland, Bowdoin College, and Northwestern Univ. During the 1950s he was an aide to U.S. Senator Edmund Muskie and later was research director of the U.S. Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations. In 1983 he joined the UConn faculty as professor and director of the master of public affairs program. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He published Rufus Choate, An American Whig; Toward a Functioning Federalism; and The Rebirth of Federalism: Slouching Toward Washington. He was a member of the American Assoc. of Univ. Professors, the American Political Science Assoc., the New England Political Science Assoc., and Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by a daughter, two sons, and six grandchildren.

Arlene I. Wilson ’61 MAT, of New Castle, Me., formerly of Cranston, R.I., and Boothbay Harbor, Me.; Mar. 14. An artist and an educator, for more than 26 years she worked at the Rhode Island State Department of Education, supervising art education for kindergarteners through 12th graders statewide. She later served as a consultant for technical assistance, curriculum development, and teacher training in the state. In retirement she traveled, observing the local art and culture in various countries. She displayed her own artwork at many amateur and professional exhibitions, including the Providence Art Club, where she was a lifetime member and a dedicated supporter. She was an active participant in the Boothbay Harbor Arts Council, the Boothbay Regional Garden Club, and the Congregational Church Women’s Club. 

Vahan D. Barooshian ’63 AM, ’68 PhD, of Auburn, N.Y.; Feb. 8. He was a professor emeritus of Russian studies at Wells College in Aurora, N.Y. He taught for 30 years, and served as department chair. He received research fellowships from Harvard and Cornell, received grants to study in Russia, and was a member of many academic committees at Wells. He wrote four books on Russian art and literature and published several articles. He was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard. He enjoyed reading the New York Times, cooking, horseracing, and playing cards. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; a daughter; a son; five grandchildren; and three brothers.

Emile J. Talbot ’65 AM, ’68 PhD, of Champaign, Ill.; Mar. 22. A professor in the French department of the Univ. of Illinois, he retired in 2003 as professor emeritus. He was the author of four books and published more than 50 scholarly articles, primarily on the literature and culture of Quebec. He received research awards from the Center for Advanced Study at the Univ. of Illinois, the Camargo Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; two sons; a granddaughter; and a sister.

Jeffrey K. Rosen ’72 ScM, ’72 PhD, of Ann Arbor, Mich.; Feb. 8, of cancer. He taught high school science, was a partner in a lab animal quality control company, taught at the Univ. of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, and was assistant to the director of the amphibian facility in the zoology department at the Univ. of Michigan before becoming a business/systems analyst and programmer at the Univ. of Michigan Hospital computer department. He retired in 2005 and volunteered at the Dispute Resolution Center in Ann Arbor and as a driver for Ann Arbor Meals on Wheels. He is survived by his wife, Huda; two daughters; and a son-in-law.

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