Estelle Gould Terry ’35, of Providence; Apr. 19. She was an active alumna and served as a member and officer of many local charitable organizations, including the National Council of Jewish Women and the Miriam Hospital. She was a founder of the Artists Series at Temple Beth El. She enjoyed traveling. She is survived by two daughters, including Judith Pulver ’68; two granddaughters; and four great-grandchildren.
Allyn L. Brown ’37, of Preston, Conn.; Apr. 19. He was an associate with the Hartford law firms of Day, Berry & Howard and Alcorn, Bakewell & Alcorn before joining the U.S. Coast Guard in 1942. After retiring as a lieutenant in 1946, he formed Brown, Jewett & Driscoll in Norwich, Conn., specializing in trial practice. In 1966 he was associated with Brown, Jacobson, Jewett & Laudone. He served as deputy judge of the city court of Norwich, was appointed State’s Attorney for New London County in 1952, and later served on the council as an officer of the State Bar Assoc. of Connecticut. He was elected to the American College of Trial Lawyers in 1961 and the American Bar Foundation. He served as attorney trial referee from 1985 to 1991. From 1948 to 1952 he was the organizer and chairman of the Citizens Committee for Better Norwich Government and in 1952 was named Norwich Man of the Year. He was president of the William W. Backus Hospital, vice president of the United Way of Southeastern Connecticut, president of the Norwich YMCA, trustee of the Hazen Foundation of New Haven and the Central Baptist Church of Norwich, chairman of the Holt-Elwell Foundation Lane Farms in Preston City, and, from 1951 to 1990, director of Chelsea Groton Savings Bank. He is survived by six children, including son Daniel ’80; and seven grandchildren.
Chester F. Radlo ’38, of Santa Barbara, Calif.; Apr. 29. After serving in World War II he became a liaison officer with the British Air Ministry. He completed his Russian language training at the Army Language School in Monterey, Calif., and taught Russian at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He later joined the CIA and had a long career with several tours of duty in Germany. He is survived by two daughters, including Elizabeth Radlo Cassels ’74; a son; a son-in-law, Robert Cassels ’72; a granddaughter; and a grandson-in-law.
Leon E. Rogers ’40, of Long Boat Key, Fla.; Apr. 28. He was vice president of sales and marketing for two publicly traded corporations and general manager of a privately owned company. He was a resident of New York City, Chicago, Massachusetts, and Connecticut before retiring to Florida in 1981. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. At Brown he was a member of the Owl and Ring Society and WBRU and was sports editor at the Brown Daily Herald. Always involved in athletics, he played tennis throughout the United States and abroad until he was 87. He was a founder and president of the Trojan Club, a Brookline Boys Club. He was a member of the Brown Univ. Club and the Longboat Key Club. He enjoyed traveling. He is survived by his wife, Annette; two daughters, including Patricia Rogers ’68; two step-daughters; two granddaughters; and a sister.
Robert J. Doherty ’41, of Solon, Ohio; Apr. 30. He had a career as a manufacturer’s representative in the industrial electric industry in Boston and later in the Pittsburgh and Cleveland areas. During World War II he served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He was an active member of St. Rita Parish and enjoyed all sports, especially golf. He is survived by his wife, Marion; two daughters; and two grandsons.
Janina Barlowski D’Abate ’43, of Johnston, R.I.; May 5, of colon cancer. She was the library director for the North Scituate Public Library, branch librarian for the Cranston Public Library, and president of the board of trustees at the Mohr Memorial Library in Johnston. She was also on the board of directors at Nickerson House in Providence and for the Camp Fire Girls Inc. She is survived by two daughters, a son, and a sister, Lillian Runyon ’49.
John K. Graham ’45, of Schenectady, N.Y.; May 1. He was a longtime employee of Henry & Henry Inc. He retired in 1994. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He coached youth baseball in Albany and served as the district commissioner of American Legion Baseball for 33 years. He taught Sunday school and was a board member at Emmanuel Baptist Church. He was an active member of Ancient Temple Masonic Lodge 14 and American Legion #1520. He is survived by four daughters, including Carol Altman ’71 and Susan Rubbelke ’79; three sons, including J. Kenneth Graham Jr. ’73; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and his companion, Rita Figler.
Gloria Fabacher Hector ’45, of Gainesville, Ga.; May 19. She was a homemaker and community volunteer. She enjoyed gardening, painting, and playing golf. She is survived by a daughter, three sons, and three grandchildren.
Arnold W. Durfee ’46, of Barrington, R.I.; Mar. 30. He taught social studies in the Barrington school system until he retired in 1983. He then volunteered with AARP and was active in several state organizations advocating for older Americans. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Forces. He was a recipient of the Jefferson Award for Public Service. An avid sailor, he raced from Rhode Island to Bermuda twice, helped establish youth sailing programs at the Bristol Yacht Club and Barrington YMCA in the 1960s, and was a lifetime member of the Narragansett Terrace Yacht Club. He enjoyed traveling cross-country. He is survived by two daughters, a son, six grandchildren, a brother, and several nieces and nephews.
Kenneth B. Persitz ’46, of Livonia, Mich.; Apr. 4. He owned and managed Lou’s Apparel and Just for Her clothing stores in Marquette. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed reading. He is survived by two sons and four grandchildren.
Edwin C. Bliss ’47, of Boothbay Harbor, Me.; Apr. 16. He was the retired president of Bliss & Nyitray Inc., an engineering business he founded that still continues today. He was a lifelong fisherman and a member of the Rod and Reel Club of Greater Miami, of which he became president in 1981. He was a Rotarian for more than 20 years. He enjoyed gardening, biking, and playing board games. He is survived by a daughter, three step-children, and seven grandchildren.
Leila Karnes Dashoff ’47, of Rockledge, Fla., formerly of Providence; Apr. 18. She was the former owner of Pack Shops in Providence. She is survived by a daughter; a son-in-law; a grandson; a brother, Seymour Karnes ’56; and 10 nieces and nephews.
Albert R. Dow ’47, of South Hamilton, Mass.; Apr. 27. He worked as a reinsurance underwriter and risk management counselor for most of his career. In addition, he was an instructor for the Schools of Insurance Inc. and taught Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter courses in management, accounting, and finance. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was active in his local church and the director of the North Shore Brown Club in 1948-49. He is survived by his wife, Terry; seven sons; and eight grandchildren.
Helen Orr Daley ’48, of North Providence, R.I.; Apr. 19. She taught in the Pawtucket (R.I.) public school system. She was an active member of the Brown Faculty Club, the Pembroke Club, and the St. Xavier Alumni Assoc. She enjoyed reading and playing bridge. She is survived by a son, a daughter-in-law, and four grandchildren.
Annette Caust Martin ’48, of Tinton Falls, N.J.; Mar. 10, of congestive heart failure. She worked for the March of Dimes and NBC in New York City before moving to New Jersey and becoming a secretary in the Ocean Township Intermediate School for 19 years. She retired in 1994. She was actively involved in community affairs and was a member of Temple Beth El, the American Assoc. of Univ. Women, Monmouth Symphony League, Monmouth Arts Foundation, and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. She was a Democratic Committeewoman with the Ocean Township Democratic Club for many years. She volunteered for the Juvenile Conference Committee of the Monmouth County Court, Interfaith Neighbors of Asbury Park, Planned Parenthood, and the Central Jersey Blood Bank. She enjoyed going to the theater and traveling. She is survived by two daughters, including Sandy Martin ’82; a son; a son-in-law; and four grandchildren.
Thomas W. Pearlman ’48, of Providence; Apr. 29. He was an attorney practicing in Providence. He was active in Republican politics, serving in the R.I. General Assembly for eight years and on the Providence City Council for 20 years. He helped found Providence Kollel in 2002 and the New England Rabbinical College in 1980 and was a staunch supporter of the Providence Hebrew Day School. He was a member of the R.I. Bar Assoc. for more than 50 years and a supporter of the R.I. Trial Lawyers Assoc. He attended the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. He is survived by daughter Rebecca Pearlman ’87, seven siblings, and 11 grandchildren.
Phyllis Pecci Haseltine ’49, of Haverhill, Mass.; May 26. She worked as the director of the Library Processing Center for the Haverhill School Department. She volunteered at the Haverhill Public Library and the Merrimack Valley Hospital and was a member of the Red Hat Society. She is survived by a daughter, a son, four grandsons, and many nieces and nephews.
George LaBonne ’49, of Southbury, Conn.; Feb. 17. He was a lawyer and worked in both insurance and financial planning. During World War II and the Korean War he served in the U.S. Army. He was a charter member of the Million Dollar Round Table and a member of the American, Connecticut, Hartford County, and Manchester Bar Associations; the Knights of Columbus; Kiwanis; the Manchester Chamber of Commerce; and Phi Delta Theta. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; two daughters; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Robert D. Underwood ’49, of Newport, R.I.; Apr. 28. He had a career in civil service working as a head supervising editor for the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, creating and editing technical documents and manuals. He later worked at McLaughlin Research Corp. until the age of 88. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He was an active member of St. Augustine’s Church and enjoyed walking the beaches of Newport and spending time with family. He is survived by a daughter, a son, and two grandchildren.
Harry B. Bernstrom ’50, of Portsmouth, R.I.; Mar. 8. He worked as the evening editor of the Providence Journal for more than 30 years. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Army. He was an accomplished bridge player and an avid golfer. He is survived by a stepson, two grandchildren, and two nieces.
Harold C. Dahl ’50, of Preston, Conn.; Apr. 25. He was the retired head of the Dahl Oil Co. and director of the New England Fuel Institute. He volunteered as a docent at Harkness Memorial State Park and at the W.W. Backus Hospital. He enjoyed playing golf. He is survived by three daughters, seven grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, and a sister.
James L. Diamond ’50, of Miami Beach, Fla.; May 14. He was a captain and JAG officer in the U.S. Army. For more than 40 years he practiced law in Miami Beach. He was a former chairman of the Florida State Board of Pilot Commissioners and Port Wardens. He is survived by his wife, Terry; a daughter; two sons; and three grandchildren.
S. Martin Hickman ’50, of Glenview, Ill.; Apr. 17. He joined Illinois Blue Cross Blue Shield as an actuary and rose to president and CEO before retiring in 1992. He served in the U.S. Army. He served on and chaired many boards, including those of Robert Morris College and Fort Dearborn Life Insurance Co., and he was chairman of the board of the national Blue Cross and Blue Shield Assoc. He was a fellow in the American Society of Actuaries and was involved with the Chicago United Way and the Boy Scouts. He enjoyed traveling the world. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie; a daughter; a son; a grandson; and a great-granddaughter.
Zachary P. Morfogen ’50, of Palm Beach, Fla.; May 27. He was promotion director of LIFE magazine, European manager of Time/Life Books, managing director of Time Inc.’s books and arts associates, and director of Time Inc.’s corporate cultural affairs department. After retiring in 1987, he formed Morfogen Associates, a consulting company for corporations and cultural institutions, and launched News, a newsletter for arts events worldwide. He was founding chairman of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the National Hospice Foundation. He was a member of the board of directors of the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute and a recipient of Brown’s William Rogers Award for service. He was an accomplished painter and playwright. His book Dealing with Death Free From Fear was published in May. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and the Korean War. He is survived by a daughter, son Paul ’87, a daughter-in-law, a son-in-law, seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a sister.
Joseph C. Reis ’50, of North Providence, R.I.; May 4. He was a retired teacher and musician. He played saxophone, clarinet, and flute in orchestras ranging from symphonic to swing to jazz to musical theater, performing for 38 years at the Warwick Musical Theater. In addition, he was a teacher at Seekonk (Mass.) High School until his retirement. He was a founding member of the ARC of Blackstone Valley and a communicant of St. Anthony’s Church. He was a member of the Providence Federation of Musicians, the Louisquisset Golf Club, and the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed playing golf. He is survived by his wife, Gloria; a daughter; a son; and five grandchildren.
Antonio A. Fiocca ’51, of Providence; June 1, after a short illness. He was a retired businessman. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a member of the Mensa Society, the Barker Playhouse in Providence, and the Libertarian Party. He enjoyed playing golf. He is survived by several cousins.
Marshall H. Cannell ’52, of Wellesley Hills, Mass.; Mar. 11, of a cranial hemorrhage. He was a computer programmer at the Rand Corp. and later at Systems Development Corp., where he had a long career as a systems consultant to the U.S. Air Force. He retired in 1991 as a systems engineer at the MITRE Corp. He then became a drama technical adviser as a member of the performing arts faculty of Wellesley Middle School, where he taught technical theater and the origins of western drama for 15 years. He served as president of the Wellesley Players, spent 30 years on its board of directors, was an original founder of the Eastern Massachusetts Assoc. of Community Theatres, served on the board of the Milford Theatre Co., and was president of the Wellesley Amateur Radio Society, serving the town as civil defense radio officer. As an official of the U.S. Air Force Military Affiliate Radio Service, he participated in forwarding morale messages from servicemen fighting in Vietnam. He served for many years as the tournament director for the Massachusetts Indoor Badminton Assoc. and as president of the North American Manx Assoc. He was an usher at St. Andrews’s Church and founder of the St. Andrew’s Gourmet Society, where he cooked for church groups, conferences, and weddings. He was also a member of the Wellesley Cultural Council, the Wellesley Historical Society, the Massachusetts Historical and Genealogical Society, the Sons and Daughters of the Original Settlers of Old Newbury, the U.S. Air Force Assoc., and Mensa. He is survived by his wife, Valentina; two daughters; a son; three grandchildren; a sister; and several nieces and nephews.
Mary Jane Bertolet Clemmer ’52, of Horsham, Pa.; May 9. She was past president of Jenkintown Day Nursery, the Hannah Penn House for Young Republicans, and the Huntingdon Valley Kennel Club. She was also a president of the Brown Alumni Club of Philadelphia. She was an active volunteer for the Young Republicans of Cheltenham Township, a Committeewoman in Abington Township, and served as Judge of Elections in Horsham Township. She was on the vestry of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and was a local chairwoman for the American Cancer Society Daffodil Days program. A breeder of prized Bearded Collies, among them four AKC Champions. The Huntingdon Valley Kennel Dog Show held on May 31 was dedicated in her honor. She is survived by a daughter, a son, and five grandchildren.
Claire Matthews Huling ’52, of New Providence, N.J.; Apr. 4, of complications from Alzheimer’s. She was a librarian at New Providence High School for 25 years, retiring in 1994. She volunteered as a patient advocate at the Overlook Hospital in Summit, N.J., and was a member of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, the New Providence Library Board, and Phi Beta Kappa. She enjoyed reading, walking, traveling, body surfing, and golf. She is survived by her husband, Bill ’51; six children; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Madeline Catanzaro Sammartino ’52, of Cranston, R.I.; May 20. She was a kindergarten school teacher in the Providence school system. She enjoyed cooking, knitting and needlepoint, and solving crosswords, including the Sunday New York Times puzzle. She is survived by her husband, Everett ’53; three daughters; a son; and four grandchildren.
Beatrice Calvo Crozier ’54, of Chantilly, Va.; formerly of Freeport, Me.; May 2. She was active in several community organizations and was a volunteer at Mid-Coast Hospital, Brunswick, Me. She is survived by a daughter; two sons, including Christopher ’89; six grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Kenneth E. Hulme ’54, of Wallingford, Conn.; Apr. 18. After a brief career in the television industry and service in the U.S. Army, he graduated from Berkeley Divinity School. Ordained an Episcopal priest in 1961, he was made vicar of St. Matthias Church in Coventry, R.I. He later was rector of the Church of the Ascension in Cranston, R.I., and associate rector of St. Paul’s Church in Riverside, Conn. In 1975 he became rector of St. Peter’s Church in Milford, Conn., until his retirement in 1997. He served as chairman of the board of United Way and was chapter chairman of the Milford Red Cross. He was also on the board of the Society for the Increase of the Ministry. He received the Milford Chamber of Commerce Humanitarian Award and was a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow. He is survived by his wife, Beverly; a daughter; a son; four grandchildren; and four nieces.
Herbert S. Travis Jr. ’54, of Cumberland, R.I.; Nov. 21, 2013. He was a supervisor for the Department of Children and Families for the state of Rhode Island until he retired in 1988. He also worked security at the Providence Journal for 20 years. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Army. He volunteered as Santa Claus at the Tavares Center of Providence and was a member of the St. John Vianney Church Men’s Club and the American Legion. He is survived by two daughters, two sons, five grandchildren, and a sister.
Gordon E. Fuller ’55, of Rochester, N.Y.; Apr. 5. He worked in human resources for such companies as National Gypsum and R.T. French Co., and for the Rochester Institute of Technology. He retired as vice president of the Industrial Management Council. He was a member of the board of the United Way, the Monroe County Industrial Development Corp., the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester, and the Rochester Better Business Bureau. He enjoyed traveling and spending time with family in Arizona. He is survived by his wife, Susanne; a daughter; a son-in-law; and four grandsons.
Donald S. Gardiner ’56, of Rehoboth Beach, Del.; Apr. 30, following a long illness. He was a Broadway dancer, appearing in Wildcat, The Music Man, and West Side Story on tour. He also had an active career in summer stock. After his Broadway career, he became a banker in Montgomery County, Md., attaining the position of vice president of Suburban Trust. He retired in 2001. He continued to act, direct, and help with scenic design. For more than 40 years he was a part of the Washington, D.C., theater community. In retirement he owned and operated Coastal Frameshop and Gallery. He is survived by his husband, Lee Mills; a brother; two nieces; and a nephew.
Kellogg P. Humphreys ’56, of North Richland Hills, Tex.; Nov. 7. After a Navy career he was employed with Varian Associates and NCR until he retired in 1999. He was a 45-year member of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America (SPEBSQSA). He is survived by his wife, Geraldine; six children; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
William A. Wescott ’56, of Oceanport, N.J.; May 10. He was in trust and estate banking for 40 years and retired from First Fidelity Bank. He served in the U.S. Army Counterintelligence Corps. He was past member and president of the Red Bank Rotary Club, a founding member of the Monmouth County Conservation Foundation, the Monmouth County Brown Club, and the Shrewsbury Sailing and Yacht Club. He was an avid equestrian, a historical ship-model builder, a sailor, and a history buff. He is survived by his wife, Rose; a daughter; a son; a son-in-law; and a granddaughter.
Mary Hurst Theobald ’57, of St. Simons Island, Ga.; Apr. 19. She worked for 25 years at American Univ. as an administrative assistant to the dean of graduate studies and to the faculty senate. She was a talented pianist and artist. She enjoyed attending the theater and ballet, playing bridge, and traveling the world. She is survived by her husband, Robert; two daughters; a son; a grandson; a sister; and a brother.
Emily Waters Fortnum ’58, of Gettysburg, Pa.; Jan. 19, of leukemia. She was a nurse at Annie M. Warner Hospital (now Gettysburg Hospital), Gettysburg College, and the Brethren Home. She retired in 1999 as a supervisor at Green Acres. She later returned to nursing, evaluating the skills of nurses’ aides for the American Red Cross until early 2013. She served on church councils and projects and was involved with the Red Cross local disaster relief programs and the Gettysburg Community Soup Kitchen. She enjoyed playing bridge and mah-jongg and performing with the Senior Acts theater group. She is survived by her husband, Donald ’58 PhD, of 161 Gordon Ave., Gettysburg 17325; two daughters; two sons; and four grandchildren.
Bruce Fowler ’58, of Littleton, N.C.; May 23. He founded Fowler Risk Management Consulting in Richmond, Va. He served on several boards in his community, including Henricus Historical Park; was a founding board member of Lake Gaston Helpful Hands and Hearts; and was a volunteer at Littleton United Methodist Church. He enjoyed swimming, gardening, fishing, and following the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates. He is survived by his wife, Maryann; two daughters; a son; two grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
Priscilla Kingston Rollins ’58, of Mashpee, Mass.; May 22. She taught first grade in the Mashpee Public Schools, where she worked for 27 years. She started the Alison Rollins Scholarship Foundation Trust and was instrumental in founding the Mashpee Scholarship Foundation Trust. She was a volunteer with several organizations, including the New Seabury Women’s Club, the Mashpee PTA, and Meals on Wheels. Passionate about learning, she received her paralegal certificate and took many history and Bible study courses. She enjoyed bird-watching and playing bridge and golf. She is survived by a daughter, a son, and seven granddaughters.
Jerry A. Romano ’58, of Palo Alto, Calif., formerly of Quincy, Mass.; Apr. 22. He spent most of his career in the educational publishing industry, working in upper editorial positions with the college division of Ginn & Co., the Macmillan Co., and the school division of Houghton Mifflin Co. He founded the Smart Alex Press, a computer-based curriculum company in Boston. In California, he established the School Time Software Co., producing literacy materials for disadvantaged students. In 2006 he wrote Monkey Corner: Life on the Outside Looking In. He enjoyed restoring old cars, making model airplanes, reading, and writing. He is survived by his partner, Soo-Ling Chan; a daughter; a grandson; two sisters; a brother; a sister-in-law; and his ex-wife, Mary Romano.
Ralph G. Salvagno ’58, of Bowie, Md., formerly of Richmond, Va.; Apr. 25. He had a 30-year career working as a training director for the U.S. Social Security Administration. After moving to Maryland in 1966, he was self-employed for 15 years as a training consultant for independent business and government clients. He retired in 1999. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and remained active in the reserves, attaining the rank of captain. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and an active volunteer with the National Children’s Hospital, the Boy Scouts of America, the American Cancer Society, and the American Lung Assoc. He enjoyed traveling and cruising. He is survived by his wife, Marion; two daughters; two sons; 14 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
Christel Heyer Camarra ’59, of Hardwick, Vt.; Apr. 10. She worked as a journalist and bureau chief for the Concord Monitor in Concord, N.H., and as a photo journalist for the New England Farmer in St. Johnsbury, Vt. She enjoyed gardening, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and reading. She is survived by her husband, Robert; a daughter; a brother; and several nieces and nephews.
Laura Thomasson Fishman ’59, of South Burlington, Vt.; May 22. She taught sociology classes at New York colleges prior to moving to Vermont and teaching in the sociology department of the Univ. of Vermont. In addition to writing numerous scholarly articles and papers, she wrote Women at the Wall: A Study of the Wives of Prisoners. She also taught courses in race relations and was an acknowledged criminal justice expert. She consulted for correctional systems in New York and Vermont and served as an expert witness in many criminal trials. She was also a speaker for academic and community events. She retired from teaching at UVM as professor emerita of sociology and associate professor. She served on the board of directors for Women Helping Battered Women, the Vermont Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, and Dismas House. She enjoyed reading, listening to music, and walking the beach on the Maine coast. She is survived by two sons, including Aryeh ’91; a daughter-in-law; two grandchildren; and many cousins.
Richard A. Galluccio ’59, of Perkasie, Pa.; Apr. 29. He was a chemist with Rohm and Haas Chemical Co. He enjoyed biking, competitive trap and target shooting, and playing golf and tennis. He is survived by his nephew.
A. Paul Kelly ’60, of Oakland, Calif.; May 13, of complications from Parkinson’s disease. A professor and dermatologist, he broke many racial boundaries in medicine. He served as a medical officer in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, becoming one of the first African American physicians to do a dermatology residency at Detroit’s Henry Ford Hospital. After completing his residency in 1971, he began as a teaching and research fellow at Brown and in 1972 became Brown’s director of dermatology resident education. He then dedicated more than 40 years of his professional life to the Martin Luther King, Jr. General Hospital, the King/Drew Medical Center, and the Charles R. Drew Univ. of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles, where he was chief of dermatology. At Charles R. Drew he developed an accredited dermatology residency program, commuting by plane from his Oakland home to Los Angeles. For seven years he was editor-in-chief of the Journal of the National Medical Association and served on the editorial board of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology for five years. In 2009 Charles R. Drew’s academic senate awarded him the Outstanding Professor Award. He was coauthor of the 2009 textbook Dermatology for Skin of Color, which won two American Publisher Awards for Excellence. After retiring from the Martin Luther King, Jr. General Hospital in Los Angeles in 2010, he received a congratulatory letter from President Barack Obama. In retirement he continued his academic writing and research. In 2010 he and his wife were the first African American couple both awarded Fulbright Scholarships. He was the first African American president of the American Dermatological Assoc., the Pacific Dermatological Assoc., and the Assoc. of Professors of Dermatology. In 2007 the Dermatology section of the National Medical Assoc. named its first annual research lecture series after him, and he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. In 2013 he was made the first honorary emeritus member of the Skin of Color Society. He is survived by his wife, Beverly; two daughters, including Kara Kelly ’93; two sons-in-law; and two granddaughters.
Warren Babcock Jr. ’61, of Mashpee, Mass.; May 3, after a long struggle with diabetes and cardiovascular disease. He worked as a control systems engineer at the Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Plymouth and retired from Boston Edison. He then did contract work for several engineering companies, including Duke Engineering and Foxboro Co. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps. He was a member of the American Legion and the Roanoke Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society. He is survived by his wife, Jean; a brother; a sister-in-law; and a nephew.
Jerry Turnbull ’61, of Springfield, Ill.; Apr. 11, of cancer. He began his career in banking at First National Bank, where he worked from 1963 until 1984, when he became president and CEO of Land of Lincoln Bank. He served on the boards of the American Heart Assoc., the United Way, Brother James Court, and the Springfield Boys and Girls Club and was a lifelong member of the American Business Club. He was an avid golfer and subsequently served as treasurer, vice president, president, and chairman of the board of the State Farm LPGA Rail Classic from 1976 until 2013. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; a sister; a brother-in-law; four nieces; and nephew.
John W. Sparks ’63, of Rockport, Mass.; May 22, from meningitis. He worked at the Polaroid Corporation in Cambridge, Mass., from 1969 to 1996 as a synthetic organic chemist developing manufacturing syntheses for new Polaroid film chemicals. After retiring, he earned a master’s degree in landscape architecture from RISD in 2000 and established John Sparks Design Services, completing many small-scale private residential garden designs. He was involved with Rockport Music for years and was instrumental in the development of the Shalin Liu Performance Center. At the time of his death, he was working on the Millbrook Meadow restoration project. He was also a member of Chorus North Shore. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, and many family members.
Earl L. Giller ’65, of Madison, Conn.; Apr. 28. His career was dedicated to scientific advances in pharmaceutical development. He taught at the Yale School of Medicine and the UConn School of Medicine, worked at Pfizer for several years, and was most recently an adviser to MedAvante. He served on the board of the Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance and wrote more than 80 articles. He served his country at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the National Institutes of Health. He enjoyed gardening and cooking. He is survived by his wife, Laura; a daughter; two sons; two grandchildren; a sister; and a brother.
Marlys Page Henke ’65, of Minneapolis; Feb. 6, after a long battle with cancer. She was a retired high school chemistry and math teacher. She founded the Minnesota Junior High School Math League in 1986 and coached the Minnesota all-star mathletes. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, reading, and spending time with her husband on Minnesota lakes. She is survived by her husband, Ken Henke.
Ira R. Mitzner ’69, of Washington, D.C.; Nov. 6. He was a former partner with Dickstein Shapiro & Morin. He is survived by his wife, Rachael; a daughter; a son, Robert ’02; two stepchildren; five step-grandchildren; and a brother.
Marie Tinsley Barylick ’71, of Providence and Little Compton, R.I.; Apr. 23, from lymphoma. She taught English at Madison High School (N.J.) and later worked as a technical support rep for IBM in Boston. After returning to R.I., she managed events for Brown’s office of alumni relations. She spent the later years of her career training in-school volunteers for Inspiring Minds (formerly Volunteers in Providence Schools). She was a trustee of the Providence Country Day School. She is survived by her husband, John Barylick ’71; a daughter, Anne Barylick ’03; a son; a sister; a niece; and two nephews.
David L. Milam ’73, of North Canton, Ohio; Apr. 29 of ALS. He worked as a research metallurgical engineer at the Timken Co. in Canton from 1978 until May 2009. He held several patents and was a member of American Society of Metals International. He was an Eagle Scout and volunteered with Boy Scout troops in North Canton. He was involved with the AARP as a volunteer tax aide, as well as with Aultman Hospital Hospice, the St. Luke Lutheran community, the Readable History Book Club, and St. Paul Catholic Church, where he was a lector, usher, and member of the Men’s Club. He enjoyed ballroom dancing, bocce, and golf. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; two children; a grandson; and a sister.
Carey H. Timbrell ’74, of San Francisco; Apr. 4. He was a former managing director for Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette investment group. He was a former Brown varsity oarsman and lifelong supporter of Brown men's rowing. He is survived by his mother, Jean; a daughter; and three sons.
James P. Kilcoyne ’76, of Westborough, Mass.; June 1. He was a lieutenant at the Massachusetts Correctional Institute in Shirley. He coached local sports and football at Assumption College for five years. He was a communicant of St. Luke the Evangelist church. He enjoyed gardening, kayaking, reading, and spending time with family. He is survived by his wife, Claire; his mother; a son; a sister; two brothers; and nieces and nephews.
Susan G. Pender ’76, of Chappaqua, N.Y.; June 26, 2013. After practicing law in New York City, she cofounded and edited the web-based community newspaper NewCastleNOW.org . She is survived by her husband, Steven; daughter Elsia Obus ’13; a son; and three siblings.
Joan B. DiCola ’77, of Boston, formerly of North Providence, R.I.; Apr. 20, of cancer. She practiced law in Boston, specializing in estate planning, probate, and tax matters. She served on several associations, including the Boston Bar Assoc. and the Massachusetts Bar Assoc. and its committees. She was a frequent contributor of and participant in lectures and seminars for both associations, which led to her election as a member of the Boston Probate Forum. She was serving on the Massachusetts Bar Assoc.’s taxation section council at the time of her death. She enjoyed traveling, reading, music, and the arts. She was a member of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and a supporter of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Phi Beta Kappa. She is survived by her companion, Kenneth Stein ’73; a sister; a brother, Vincent C. DiCola ’72; a brother-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.
Elizabeth B. Davis ’78, of Fairfield, Conn.; May 31. She was a tutor at Mercy Learning Center, as well as chairman of its board of directors. She also served as president of the Dwight School PTA, chairwoman of the President’s Council of the Norma Pfriem Breast Care Center, general coordinator of the Sandcastle Playground project, and volunteer at the Greenfield Hill Congregational Church. She is survived by her husband, Andy; daughter Emma Gleeman ’15; a son; two sisters; and a brother.
Gregory J. Gagnon ’80, of Woonsocket, R.I.; Nov. 16, 2013. He was a corporate communications specialist and copywriter/editor. He held positions at various firms, including Bose Home Entertainment Division, where he won the 2011 Manager’s Award. He wrote and edited copy for Delta Dental of Massachusetts and Gustin Advertising. He enjoyed spending time with friends and animals. He is survived by several cousins.
Paul S. Davis ’84, of Seattle; Jan. 10, of complications following cancer surgery. He was a quality assurance engineering lead at Tableau Software from 2008 until 2013. He enjoyed urban farming. He is survived by his wife, Kimberly McKittrick ’82; his father; and a sister.
Eleanor Pryor Booher ’92, of Leavenworth, Wash.; Apr. 12, in an avalanche while skiing outside British Columbia. She was a wife and mother as well as an accomplished skier, climber, biker, and Division I lacrosse player. She climbed Mount Ama Dablam, a 20,243-foot Himalayan mountain in eastern Nepal. She is survived by her husband, Christopher; two sons; her mother and stepfather; her father and stepmother; two brothers; and seven nieces and nephews.
Philip N. Chesler ’98, of Chicago; Mar. 10, from an embolism. He had a career in financial marketing that took him all over the world. At Brown he was cocaptain of the lacrosse team and named all-Ivy. He was a past president of the Brown Alumni Club of Chicago. In addition, he was an Eagle Scout and retained his association with the Boy Scouts of America. He is survived by his parents, three sisters, and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Robyn F. Weinstein ’02, of Watchung, N.J.; Apr. 4, from complications of a liver transplant. She attended RISD as well as Brown and was known for her artistic and political installation pieces, her filmmaking, and her costume design for production workshops. She is survived by her mother, stepfather, and sister Stacey Weinstein ’05, ’10 MD.
Sarah J. Volante ’05, of Boston; May 3. After Brown she earned a dual juris doctorate and a master’s in public health from Northeastern and Tufts in 2012. She was continuing her postgraduate education in communications at Boston Univ. at the time of her death. She is survived by her parents and sister.
Kaitlin Goldstein ’08, of Providence; Jun. 21, of a fall while running in a mountainous region of northern India. A doctoral student in architecture at MIT, at the time of her death she was in India to participate in a weeklong workshop on energy and development organized by the MIT-affiliated Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values and the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology. She was scheduled to install solar panels at a nearby Buddhist monastery following the workshop. On the MIT website, she described her academic interests: “I am broadly interested in energy flows in buildings and energy efficiency in the built environment. I am most gratified by the process of bringing together people of diverse backgrounds and skill-sets fostering truly interdisciplinary and integrated design.” At MIT she was part of a team that twice won a White House competition on energy efficiency research. She was an energy fellow at the MIT Energy Initiative and a fellow of the Martin Family Society for Sustainability, as well as a member of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Assoc. and the Energy Education Task Force. She was active in the Campus Energy Task Force and was a passionate seeker of energy solutions for the developing world. She had been a competitive runner. She is survived by her parents, Dr. Jack Goldstein and Dr. Jean Polver; and a brother.
John L. Carter ’43 ScM, of Gig Harbor, Wash.; Mar. 17. He worked as a nuclear physicist on the Hanford Project in Washington state, first for General Electric and later for Exxon Nuclear. He retired in 1985. He enjoyed traveling. He is survived by his wife, Lucille; two daughters; a son; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Phyllis Jones Nixon ’44 AM, of Shrewsbury, Mass.; May 12. She worked as a librarian for the Delaware Art Museum for 17 years. She is survived by her husband, Eugene ’47 PhD; two daughters, including Emily Blum ’74; son-in-law John B. Blum ’74; four grandchildren, including Jennifer Blum ’02; and two great-grandchildren.
Richard. J. Best ’53 PhD, of Kennebunk, Me., formerly of Norwalk, Conn.; Apr. 29, after a long illness. He was a research chemist at American Cyanamid and later taught chemistry at the Univ. of Southern Maine. He served as a trustee on the board of the Kennebunk Free Library, becoming president for one year. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed fly-fishing, canoeing, hiking, swimming, scuba diving, skiing, and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor; a daughter; and a son.
Christopher G. Hagen ’74 PhD, of Dubuque, Iowa; Apr. 28, of brain cancer. He taught at Wheaton College (Mass.) and Rockford College (Ill.) before beginning a 25-year career in long-term health care development and management. In 1979 he moved to Galena, Ill., where he managed various business interests in Illinois and Iowa and became active in historic preservation projects. After semi-retiring and selling all his business interests, he did freelance writing, proofreading, and copy editing for various publications, including Las Vegas Life. After moving to Dubuque in 2005, he became office manager of his son-in-law’s auto repair business. He retired due to poor health in 2013. He is survived by his wife, Carol; six children; 14 grandchildren; two sisters; a brother; and several nieces and nephews.
Seth D. Roberts ’79 PhD, of Berkeley, Calif., and Beijing, China; Apr. 26. He taught at UC Berkeley from 1978 until his retirement as emeritus professor in 2008. He became a professor of psychology at Tsinghua Univ. in Beijing in 2008 and was on the faculty there at the time of his death. He was the author of The Shangri-La Diet, published in 2006. He is survived by his mother and a sister.
Charles H. Tompkins ’80 ScM, of Coventry, R.I.; May 22. He was a manager for Raytheon in Portsmouth, R.I., for 28 years before retiring in 2004 from SPS Technologies in Mansfield, Mass. He served in the U.S. Army National Guard. He was an accomplished chess player, winning the Rhode Island State Chess Champion title at age 14. He also enjoyed playing billiards and was a member of several billiard leagues. He is survived by his wife, Ellen; a son; a grandson; and three brothers.