William H. James ’33, of North Branford, Conn.; Aug. 19. He was a public school teacher in New Canaan, Conn., for three years then switched to the school system in Easton, where he became a principal in 1936. He was promoted to superintendent in 1953. He relocated to North Branford in 1958 and became superintendent of schools there. In 1966 he became an associate director of the Connecticut Commission for Higher Education, from which he retired in 1977. He also taught part-time as an adjunct professor at several colleges from 1949 to 1993. A long-time writer, he published newspaper columns about political and economic affairs during the 1930s and was the author of several books, including The Monetarists and the Current Crisis, The Monetarists and the Continuing Crisis, and The Monetarists and the Evolving Crisis: Wake Up, Americans, We Are Losing Our Great Nation. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Forces. In addition to writing, he enjoyed the outdoors, nature, and wildlife. He is survived by his wife, Virginia; a daughter; a son-in-law; and a grandson.
Alice Fitzgerald Boardman ’39, of Marblehead, Mass.; Aug. 30. She was a retired social worker. She was a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Church. She is survived by six children, nine grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Christine Whitney Roberts ’39, of Warwick, R.I.; Aug. 5. She was an office manager for a doctor in Providence for 15 years and a homemaker. She was active in her local PTA and community. She was a member of the Edgewood Garden Club, the Warwick Country Club, and a bowling league. She enjoyed sailing with her husband, gardening, and playing golf and bridge. She is survived by four daughters, two sons-in-law, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
William F. Allen ’41, of Braintree, Mass.; Sept. 21. He was a retired CEO and chairman of Stone & Webster Engineering Corp. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He participated on several boards and charitable organizations, including Northeastern Univ. and Mass. Eye & Ear Infirmary. He was a a member of Sigma Xi and Delta Tau Delta. He is survived by his wife, Doris; a daughter; three sons; and five grandchildren.
Russell R. Jalbert ’42, of Hingham, Mass.; Sept. 13. He was vice president of Boston Univ., assistant commissioner for public affairs at the U.S. Social Security Administration, and project director of the U.S. Refugee Resettlement program. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He wrote or cowrote three books ranging from art to history and his refugee work. He was the founder and editor of Life@Linden Ponds, a magazine for residents. He flew a helicopter at age 93. He is survived by a daughter, three sons, and two grandchildren.
Raymond F. Lynch ’42, of Furlong, Pa.; Aug. 7. He was a retired distribution manager for Atlantic Richfield Co. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps and remained in the reserves until 1957. He was a member of the Philadelphia Ship Model Society. He is survived by a brother, nieces, and nephew Robert P. Lynch Jr. ’69.
Cecilia Romano Sicard ’42, of Cranston; Oct. 6, 2013. She was a former bookkeeper and a homemaker. She was a member of the Meshanticut Garden Club. She is survived by a daughter, two sons, four grandchildren, and a great-grandson.
Russell P. Dolan Jr. ’43, of Acton, Mass., formerly of Stoughton and Concord, Mass.; Aug. 2. He was an electrical engineer for Air Force Cambridge Research Labs at Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford, Mass. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed competitive swimming, gardening, traveling, keeping dogs, and spending time with family. He is survived by a daughter, three sons, and three grandchildren.
Richard G. Beidleman ’44, of Pacific Grove, Calif.; Aug. 7, of cancer. He was an assistant professor of zoology at Colorado State Univ. and later an assistant professor of biology at Univ. of Colorado He was previously summer ranger/naturalist at Yosemite and Rocky Mountain National Parks. He served as chairman of the biology department during his tenure. He retired as professor emeritus in 1988. Colorado College conferred an Honorary Doctor of Science degree on him in 1989. He wrote more than 420 publications and was the author of California’s Frontier Naturalists. He gave public lectures nationally and internationally and was the recipient of numerous awards. He volunteered as a research associate and archivist at UC Berkeley. He enjoyed recording bird sightings and participated in the Monterey Peninsula Christmas Bird Count each year. He is survived by his wife, Linda; two daughters, a son, a daughter-in-law, and a son-in-law.
Ann Alpern Kass ’44, of New York City; July 29. She was a retired copywriter. She is survived by her sister, Elinor Alpern ’50.
Charles H. Daly ’45, of Atlantic Highlands, N.J.; Aug. 28. A retired publisher, he began working as a manager for McLean Hunter Publishing Co. in New York City. In 1950 he joined McGraw-Hill as a salesman, left the company in 1953, and returned in 1964 as district manager for Coal Age and Engineering and Mining Journal. He retired from McGraw-Hill as publisher. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. At Brown he was a staff member of the Brown Daily Herald, participated on both the freshman baseball and basketball teams, and served as vice president of Delta Kappa Epsilon. He was a member of the Church of the Nativity in Fair Haven, N.J., and the Rumson Country Club. He enjoyed playing golf, spending time with family, listening to jazz, and cheering for the New York Giants, Jets, and Yankees. He is survived by three daughters, a grandson, a sister, and a brother, Kevin Daly ’59.
Mary Hellstrom Nesline ’46, of Lexington, Mass.; Oct. 15. She was a research technician at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, which later merged with two other hospitals to become Brigham and Women’s. At Pembroke she was president of the Glee Club. She was a member of the Lexington Historical Society and the Lexington Garden Club. She enjoyed gardening, traveling, and spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by two sons, two daughters-in-law, four grandchildren, and a sister.
John D. Cameron Jr. ’48, of Tinton Falls, N.J.; Aug. 16. He was an executive with Hoffmann La Roche in New York City. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by four sons and five grandchildren.
Irene Wojcik LaRochelle ’48, of Baton Rouge, La.; Sept. 3. She was a homemaker and Red Cross volunteer. She is survived by four children, eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and a sister.
Norma Inglis Maxwell ’48, of Walpole, Mass.; Apr. 17. She was a retired research technician for Tufts Medical School. She is survived by two stepchildren and four cousins.
Gordon R. McGovern ’48, of Wakefield, R.I.; Aug. 19. He was the retired CEO of Pepperidge Farms and Campbell Soup companies. After beginning as a management trainee sweeping floors at Pepperidge Farms, he was named president of the company in 1968; CEO of the parent company, Campbell Soup, in 1980; and retired in 1989. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a former state-ranked tennis player. Johnson & Wales Univ. awarded him an honorary doctorate, and he was a board member at Wheaton College and the Wooster School. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, and Delta Upsilon. He enjoyed gardening, reading, traveling, and solving the daily crossword puzzle. He is survived by his wife, Judy; three daughters; a son; two sons-in-law; a daughter-in-law; and 10 grandchildren.
William M. Peterson ’48, ’48 AM, of Providence; Aug. 13. He was professor emeritus of English at Southampton College, Long Island Univ. He was a mentor and former dramaturge for the Peccadillo Theatre in New York. He was past president of the Lagoon Pond Assoc. of Martha’s Vineyard. Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by two sons and a granddaughter.
Dorothy Thuerk Avery ’49, of Ann Arbor, Mich.; Oct. 10. She was a freelance medical illustrator. She enjoyed playing bridge at the Ann Arbor Women’s City Club, spending summers painting on Beaver Island (Michigan), flower arranging, gardening, and creating beaded bracelets. She is survived by a daughter, two sons, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren.
Emil H. Berges Jr. ’49, of Long Island, Me.; July 27. He had a successful career in sales and marketing, which began in 1949, when he began selling Lustron Homes. He later worked for West Virginia Pulp and Paper as district sales manager for nine years, and then at the Abbott Ball Co. of West Hartford, Conn., from which he retired as executive vice-president in 2000. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy and was a diver with the Seabees involved in salvage at Pearl Harbor. He was active in community affairs and numerous island organizations. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; three sisters-in-law; two brothers-in-law; and 11 nieces and nephews.
Anthony Davids ’49, of East Providence, R.I.; Sept. 1. He was a research associate and lecturer in the department of social relations at Harvard prior to joining the psychology department faculty at Brown in 1955. He was also the director of psychology at Bradley Hospital in Riverside, R.I. In 1980 he resigned from Bradley to devote himself to his duties as professor of psychology until 1989, when he became professor emeritus. He published numerous articles in professional journals. He was a fellow of the American Psychological Assoc. and listed in Who’s Who in America and American Men of Science. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of America and Metacomet Country Club. He is survived by his wife, Martha.
Robert C. Rohrs ’49, of Pawleys Island, S.C., formerly of White Plains, N.Y.; Mar. 19, after a brief illness. He had a career in the magazine business, notably with Better Homes and Gardens, Reader’s Digest, the Saturday Evening Post, Good Housekeeping, and the Philadelphia Inquirer. He was later a publisher and consultant and was involved in various entrepreneurial ventures. He retired in 1992. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army and was awarded the Purple Heart. He was a member of Alpha Delta Phi and enjoyed antique clock restoration. He is survived by his wife, Margaret; four children; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
H. Whittemore Adams ’50, of La Canada, Calif.; Sept. 20. He owned and operated Abacus Gift Shop in Pasadena until his retirement in 1984. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and received both the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He enjoyed reading, playing the piano, sailing, and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; six children; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Hubert C. Atwood Jr. ’50, of North Kingstown, R.I., formerly of Blue Hill, Me.; Oct. 13. He had a career in worldwide manufacturing at Worthington, Stork-Werkspoor Diesel of Amsterdam, and Sulzer Brothers of Geneva, from which he retired as president of Sulzer USA. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He served on the board of Blue Hill Memorial Hospital and was a trustee of the First Congregational Church of Blue Hill. He was an active volunteer for the New England Wireless and Steam Museum of East Greenwich, R.I. He enjoyed building and restoring wooden boats. He is survived by his wife, Mary; two daughters; a son-in-law; two grandchildren; five stepchildren; and 13 step-grandchildren.
Marion Phillips Campbell ’50, of Honolulu; Aug. 28. She worked in the New York City art field before moving to Hawaii. She later worked at the Honolulu Museum of Art as an assistant to the curator of Asian Art until 1997. She read for the blind, traveled globally, studied the Japanese language and Buddhism. She enjoyed playing tennis and gardening. She was a member of St. Clement’s Episcopal Church. She is survived by her husband, Julius Campbell; a son; two sisters; and a brother.
Theodore Foster ’50, of Tinton Falls, N.J.; May 12. He was a physicist and professor emeritus of marine sciences at UC San Diego. He was a member of the American Physical Society, the Philosophy of Science Assoc., and the American Rocket Society.
Elizabeth F. Krohn ’50, of Chicago; Sept. 5. She worked as a research technician at Northwestern before leaving the biological research field to join the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago. She was a member of St. James Cathedral. She enjoyed painting and drawing. She is survived by eight great-nieces and nephews.
Arthur W. Motley ’50, of Virginia Beach, Va.; Sept. 26. He served in the U.S. Navy for 30 years, including during World War II and the Korean War. He retired in 1972 as a captain. He was president of the Virginia Beach Kiwanis Club and Trantwood Civic League. He was a member of the Retired Officers Assoc., the Assoc. of Naval Aviation, and the Church of the Holy Family. He enjoyed playing golf. He is survived by two daughters, a son, two sons-in-law, a daughter-in-law, six grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
Robert A. Robinson ’50, ’52 AM, of Bristol, R.I., formerly of New Canaan, Conn.; Aug. 23, after a long illness. He taught English literature at the Univ. of Illinois for two years before embarking on a business career with Colonial Bank and Trust Co. (Connecticut), where he became senior vice president and head of the trust department. He later worked at the Church Pension Group in New York City as CEO and president for two decades. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He was a trustee of the Bugher Foundation and a member of the Hope Club in Providence, the Union Club in New York City, the Metropolitan Club in Washington, D.C., and the Athenaeum Club in London. Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by a daughter, Gayllis R. Ward-Clemence ’72; a son-in-law; and a brother.
Saul Becker ’51, of Atlanta; Aug. 23. He was the founder of First Fidelity Realty Group and a partner in various other business ventures. He was a veteran of the U.S. Merchant Marine. He enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife, Sylvia; two daughters; three grandchildren; and three siblings.
Carl G. Caplan ’51, of Tewksbury, formerly of Andover, Mass.; Sept. 30.
Bernard Hirsch ’51, of Great Neck, N.Y.; Sept. 29. He worked as a television executive for both CBS and NBC. After retiring, he enjoyed traveling the world. He is survived by his wife, Peggy; two sons; three daughters-in-law; five grandchildren; and a brother.
Bernice Bailey Moulton ’51, of Warwick, R.I.; Aug. 18. She was a teacher and librarian in the Warwick public school system. Phi Beta Kappa. She is survived by four daughters, a son, 10 grandchildren, and a sister.
James R. Stanton ’51, of High Point, N.C.; Sept. 22. He worked as director of design for Henredon-Heritage. Later he was a founding principal of Woodmark Originals, where he subsequently served as president and was the primary designer of the company’s upholstery line. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was active in his community, serving as director of the High Point chamber of commerce and as a local scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America. He enjoyed fishing, skiing, traveling, playing golf, and taking photographs. He is survived by his wife, Marlene; three daughters; a son; two sons-in-law; a daughter-in-law; five grandchildren; one great-grandson; and a brother.
Gordon L. Brett ’53, of Murrells Inlet, S.C.; Sept. 14. He was a graphic designer and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was active in his community and enjoyed cooking, fishing, and playing golf. He is survived by two sons, a daughter-in-law, two grandchildren, and a sister.
Polly Evans Oppenheim ’53, of Milwaukee; Sept. 5. She enjoyed cooking, dancing, traveling, and spending time with family. She is survived by two daughters and four grandchildren.
Claire Fischer Perrotta Sheldon ’53, of Westerly, R.I.; Sept. 22. She was a homemaker. She enjoyed gardening, reading, and traveling. She is survived by three sons, three daughters-in-law, two grandchildren, and a brother.
Michael J. Gasparello ’54, of Delray Beach, Fla.; June 5. He is survived by niece Nina Gasparello Moore ’79.
Barbara Miller Heck ’54, of Lee Center, N.Y.; Sept. 30. She was an artist and former president of the Rome (N.Y.) Art Assoc. She was involved with her local church. She is survived by her husband, Vincent; two sons; two daughters-in-law; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Kenneth J. Kessaris ’54, of Beverly, Mass.; Oct. 7. He worked as lead buyer for the Jordan Marsh Co. in Boston and later as executive vice president of Item House Inc. in New York City. At Brown he was a member of the varsity football team and was named to the All–New England collegiate team. He received the Unsung Hero Award and was honored in 2003 as a member of the 1950s All-Decade Football Team. He researched and created the book The History of Beverly High School Football, donating all proceeds to the Beverly Historical Society. He enjoyed traveling. He is survived by three daughters, a son, a daughter-in-law, three sons-in-law, seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, three sisters, a brother, and a nephew, Robert Wallace Jr. ’72.
Eugene Chernell ’55, of Vancouver, Wash., formerly of Jackson, Miss., and Anchorage, Alaska; July 31, after a long illness. After becoming board certified in neurology and psychiatry, he taught at the Univ. of Mississippi Medical Center. In 1966 he moved to Anchorage, where he established a private practice. After retiring to Vancouver, he enjoyed studying and playing the game of poker. He was a member of the American Medical Assoc. and Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by his wife, Arlene; a daughter; a son; and a grandson.
Marjorie J. Lightfoot ’55, of Tempe, Ariz.; Sept. 27. She taught at Arizona State for more than 40 years. She retired in 2004. While there she wrote dramatic scripts, directed, and often acted with faculty and staff members. At Brown she participated in several Sock and Buskin productions. Phi Beta Kappa. In addition to traveling, she was active with Dayspring United Methodist Church, where she learned about Africa Univ. The Marjorie Jean Lightfoot Endowed Scholarship Fund was created in her honor to help educate women of Kenya and Tanzania. She is survived by a brother and several nieces and nephews.
Edwin J. Shatz ’55, of Warwick, R.I.; Aug. 7. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor; a daughter; three sons; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a brother.
Judith Gagnon Davidson ’56, of Barrington, R.I.; Sept. 3. She worked at the RISD Museum for many years. She was a member of the Pembroke Club and the Barrington Yacht Club. She enjoyed gardening and tennis. She is survived by a daughter, three sons, two grandchildren, a brother, and several nieces and nephews.
Gabriel F. DeFreitas ’56, of Paradise Valley, Ariz.; Mar. 26. He practiced surgical oncology in Phoenix until his retirement in 2000. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the Society of Head and Neck Surgeons, the Society of Surgical Oncology, the American Radium Society, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the American Society of Breast Surgeons. He enjoyed opera. He is survived by his wife, Sylvia; two daughters; and two grandchildren.
Myles W. Lopatin ’56, of Worcester, Mass.; Sept. 19. He owned and operated Myles Travel Bureau for many years. He later worked as a manufacturer’s representative for Unarco in Boston. He is survived by his wife, Lois; a niece; and four nephews.
Robert L. Sterling ’56, of Palm Beach, Fla.; Sept. 22. He was an investment manager and former senior vice president of Shearson Lehman Brothers and a vice president of White, Weld & Co.; JP Morgan Chase; and Merrill Lynch, and was executive vice president of Melhado, Flynn & Associates. He served on numerous boards and was a trustee of Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City for 15 years. He was a member of the University Club of New York, the Everglades Club, the Bath and Tennis Club of Palm Beach, the Meadow Club and Bathing Corp. of Southampton, and Annabel’s Club in London. He was a former president of the New England Society of New York and a recipient of their JP Morgan Medal. He is survived by his wife, Joyce; three sons, and six grandchildren.
Lucinda Turner Biese ’57, of Penacook, N.H.; Aug. 4. She is survived by a sister and two brothers.
Peter R. Van Leight ’57, of Bonita Springs, Fla.; Aug. 7. He had a career in magazine publishing that spanned 40 years with various New York City companies, including Time Inc., Condé Nast, Kiplinger, and the Harvard Business Review. In addition, he was part of the launch team for New York magazine, where he served as vice president and director of advertising. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member of the Union League Club in New York City. He was a founding member of the Palmira Golf and Country Club in Bonita Springs, and served on the board of Villa Tuscany. He enjoyed golfing, swimming, boating, reading, history, and politics. He is survived by his wife, Victoria; two daughters; a son; a son-in-law; and two grandchildren.
Arthur Ames ’58, of Storm Lake, Iowa; Sept. 30, of cancer. He was a retired family physician. He began practicing medicine while in the military at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S. Dak. In 1969, after moving to Storm Lake, he practiced for eight years and then joined Buena Vista Clinic until retiring in 1996. He was a member of Sigma Nu and Kappa Sigma. He enjoyed swimming, sailing, skiing, and gardening. He is survived by his wife, Karen; three daughters; two sons; two sons-in-law; a daughter-in-law; and 10 grandchildren.
Mary Sabin Blakeslee ’58, of Raleigh, N.C.; Aug. 15. She was a first lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps and a member of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She is survived by three daughters, two sons, 12 grandchildren, a brother, and a nephew.
Francis C. Carullo ’58, of Dennis, Mass.; Aug. 11, of cancer. He taught English for 30 years at Dennis-Yarmouth High School and was a commercial lobsterman and fisherman for 50 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. At Brown he was a member of the football team and Phi Delta Theta. He volunteered with the Dennis Fire Department and was a founding member of the Massachusetts Lobstermen’s Assoc. He enjoyed gardening, birding, and spending time with friends and family. He is survived by a sister-in-law and several nieces and nephews.
Roger L. Cohen ’59, of Somers, N.Y.; Mar. 3. He was an attorney. He is survived by his wife, Audrey; a daughter, Nancy Singer ’86; and a son-in-law, Andrew Singer ’86.
Carole Lees Neumer ’59, ’61 AM, of Hockessin, Del.; Aug. 21. She was a retired biology teacher. She was an accomplished pianist and organist and talented painter. She enjoyed art collecting, rock gardening, and hiking. She is survived by her husband, John; a daughter; a son-in-law; two grandchildren; a brother; a sister-in-law; and a niece and nephew.
Joseph T. Case ’60, of Pottsville, Pa.; Sept. 28. He was a retired teacher and a wrestling and football coach. He taught and coached at several high schools. After retiring, he spent many years videotaping sporting and social events for Pottsville High School and taught an SAT prep course from his home. He was a member of the Schuylkill County Coaches Assoc., where he served as secretary/treasurer. He received the Keating-Carusella Award and was an honorary inductee of the Pottsville High School All-Sports Hall of Fame. He is survived by his wife, Kathryn; two daughters; two sons-in-law; two grandchildren; a brother; a sister-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.
Robert M. Long ’60, of Walnut Creek, Calif.; Mar. 27, of complications of inclusion body myositis. He led the family business, Longs Drug Stores, for more than 20 years until retiring as CEO in 2000. He continued to serve on the board as chairman from 2000 to 2003 and afterward as chairman emeritus. He stepped down from the board in 2007, and CVS acquired Longs in 2008. He is survived by his wife, Elaine.
Robert J. Walsh ’60, of Falls Church, Va.; Sept. 13. He had a career in the U.S. Navy serving on destroyers and as a river patrol boat squadron commander in Vietnam. Following military retirement, he worked for the Department of the Navy as a senior procurement analyst for its nuclear surface shipbuilding program. He continued as a procurement analyst for the FAA and the U.S. Department of Energy. He served 20 years with the federal government. He was inducted into the Realm of the Arctic Circle. At Brown he was a member of the basketball team and Sigma Nu. He enjoyed playing bridge. He is survived by his wife, India; a daughter; a son; a daughter-in-law; two grandchildren; and a brother.
Robert I. Cammer ’62, of Larchmont, N.Y.; Aug. 30. He was an attorney. He enjoyed sailing and playing the banjo. He is survived by his wife, Wendy; son Michael ’88; two grandchildren; and a sister.
James R. Olsen ’62, of Mesa, Ariz.; Aug. 28. He had a career in the U.S. Navy and did several tours in Vietnam. He later became a district manager for Schlitz Brewing Co. in Milwaukee. He became vice president of Geyser Peak Winery in Napa Valley after Schlitz acquired the winery. In 1980 he became a partner and vice president of Anderson and Burke, a beer distributorship in Phoenix. He retired in 1988. He enjoyed fishing, building model ships, reading, gardening, traveling, and solving crossword puzzles. He is survived by his wife, Sharon; a daughter; a son; a daughter-in-law; a son-in-law; six grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; four siblings; and several nieces and nephews.
C. James Ferrigno ’64, of Hermosa Beach, Calif., formerly of Berwick, Pa.; Sept. 15. He was a radiologist at Berwick Hospital since 1975, where he was chief of staff and for several terms served on the board of directors. During the Vietnam War he served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Berwick Rotary Club, the Valley Country Club in Conyngham, the Pennsylvania Medical Society, the Berwick Golf Club, and the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation, of which he was chairman from 1998 to 2006. He was an avid Philadelphia Eagles and Penn State fan and enjoyed playing bridge. He is survived by his wife, Ann; daughter Kelly Williams ’91; two sons; a daughter-in-law; a son-in-law; and two grandchildren.
Courtney F. Baker ’65, of Ambler, Pa.; July 13. He was a physician who specialized in psychiatry. He was also past president of the Institute for Orgonomic Science. He is survived by a brother.
Anita Reese Cederholm ’65, of Shrewsbury, Mass.; Dec. 16, 2011, of cancer. She was a quality engineer, most recently with Terumo Medical Corp. in Ashland, Mass. She held similar positions with Motorola and Data General during her 30-year career. She was active in several community organizations, including Theater One in Marlborough, Mass., for which she was stage manager and producer. She enjoyed quilting, knitting, crocheting, cross stitching, gardening, and painting. She is survived by a daughter, a son, a daughter-in-law, a son-in-law, two grandchildren, her mother, and two sisters.
John R. Labovitz ’65, of Washington, D.C.; Oct. 3. He was a partner with the Washington law firm of Steptoe and Johnson, specializing in civil litigation and administrative law focusing on complex financial and economic issues. He was hired to serve as counsel for the Nixon Impeachment Inquiry Staff of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee and later called on, because of his expertise, during the impeachment proceedings against President Clinton. He is the author of Presidential Impeachment and several publications on philanthropy and foundations. He served with Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA). He was a member of the managing board of the Univ. of Chicago Law Review and Phi Beta Kappa. He retired from legal practice in 2004 and devoted his time to running an apple farm in West Virginia. He enjoyed photography and self-published a series of collections of his photographs. He is survived by two brothers, including David ’58; a sister-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.
Antoinette Tingley Schleyer ’67, of Foxboro, Mass.; Oct. 12, of cancer. She was a retired teacher. She taught elementary education in Switzerland, Germany, London, and India. She later worked as a manager of editorial services at the American Mathematical Society. She was an avid piano player and enjoyed art museums, traveling, and music. She is survived by her husband, John; three stepchildren; five step-grandchildren; a brother; and three nieces.
Theodore A. Oatis ’69, of Charlestown, Mass.; Aug. 21. He was a principal at the real estate development firm Chiofaro Co. in Boston. He served on the board of PDK Action Corps for Kids and ABC (A Better City). He was a member of the Brookline Country Club and Delta Phi Omega. He is survived by his wife, Helyn; two daughters, including Martha Oatis ’02; a son; two stepchildren; a sister; and several nieces and nephews.
Stephen D. Burgard ’70, of Costa Mesa, Calif.; Oct. 26, due to a lung ailment. He was a newspaper reporter, editor, Pulitzer Prize winner, and director of the Northeastern Univ. School of Journalism. He worked for several East Coast papers, including the Stamford Advocate, before joining the staff of the Los Angeles Times in 1990. His editorials won several awards from the Orange County and Greater Los Angeles press clubs. He also served on the paper’s editorial board. He received a Pulitzer Prize for the Times’s coverage of the 1994 Northridge earthquake. He frequently focused on religion and its intersection with politics. He left the Times in 2002 to join the faculty at Northeastern. He was instrumental in forming Northeastern’s College of Arts, Media and Design. He is the author of Hallowed Ground and Faith, Politics & Press in Our Perilous Times. At the time of his death he was a visiting fellow at the Harvard Divinity School, where he was working on a new book, A Battlefield of Values: America’s Left, Right and Endangered Center. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and an avid Boston Red Sox fan. He is survived by a daughter, two sons, a sister, and his former wife, Sharon Burgard.
Dana R. Dube ’71, of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; Aug. 22, of cancer. He was a self-employed master carpenter and custom homebuilder. He enjoyed working and playing outdoors, especially biking, hiking, running, camping, golfing, skiing, and playing softball. He is survived by his wife, Patty; a son; and a sister.
Donald C. Mann ’71, of Charlottesville, Va., formerly of Memphis; Sept. 20. He was the president of Fusion Marketing Group until he sold the company and built a recording studio. He spent more than 10 years working with and for Memphis musicians by putting out records for local artists. He coauthored The New Age of Financial Services Marketing: A Hands-On Applications Guide to Harnessing the Power of Database Marketing. A car enthusiast, he was a member of the Gullwing Group and the Ferrari Club of America, and a graduate of the Bondurant School of High Performance Driving. He enjoyed traveling. He is survived by a son, a brother, two nephews, and two former spouses.
Mark S. Chapell ’72, of West Hartford, Conn.; Mar. 22, 2012.
Charles J. Hinckley ’73, of Hardwick, Mass.; Oct. 6, of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident. He served in the U.S. Navy and then 17 years in the U.S. Naval Reserves, retiring with the rank of commander. He was later a mechanical engineer at Coppus Engineering in Worcester, Mass.; Smith & Wesson in Springfield; and finally at Warren Pumps in Warren, Mass. He held two patents. He enjoyed salvaging and restoring cranes, barns, and cars. He is survived by his wife, Pamela; two daughters; a son; two sons-in-law; two grandchildren; a sister; and two brothers.
Kenneth W. Minnotte ’75, of South Padre Island, Tex.; Sept. 10. He was the former vice president of Minnotte Corp. in Pittsburgh. He became a certified kiteboarding instructor after moving to Texas. He volunteered at Challenge Aspen for several years and enjoyed traveling. He is survived by his wife, Gretchen; two sons; three grandchildren; a sister; a brother; and several nieces and nephews.
Kenneth D. Bloch ’78, ’81 MD of Cherry Hill, Mass.; Sept. 13, after a long illness. He was a physician at Massachusetts General Hospital. He served as the associate director of the cardiovascular fellowship training program from 1990 to 2006 and was the principal investigator and guiding force for the T32 molecular cardiology training grant. He mentored numerous cardiac fellows, particularly physician scientists. He received several honors and awards, including the 2010 Excellence in Tutoring Award and the 2012 Clifford Barger Excellence in Mentoring Award from Harvard Medical School, the 2013 Meritorious Achievement Award from the American Heart Assoc., and the 2014 Distinguished Achievement Award from the Clinical Practice Council of the AHA. He is survived by his parents, a brother, and a sister-in-law.
George C. Mead Jr. ’78, of Austin, Tex.; Aug. 28. He served as legislative aide to two members of the Texas House of Representatives and later as a state and federal lobbyist supporting hospitals and health care systems throughout the country. He enjoyed photography, traveling the world, and kayaking. He is survived by a brother, two sisters, and nieces and nephews.
Lesley P. Siegel ’78, of Hamden, Conn.; Sept. 25. She was the former chief of psychiatry for the Connecticut Department of Children and Families and a former associate training director at the Yale Child Study Center, in addition to her private child psychiatry practice. She enjoyed reading, cooking, playing the piano, tennis, and running. She is survived by her husband, Lawrence; daughter Rachel Levenson ’10; a son; her parents; a brother; and several nieces and nephews.
Richard Vespucci ’79, of Hiram, Ga., formerly of Jacksonville, Fla.; Oct. 14, after a brief illness. He was a deputy district attorney in Jacksonville and was in private practice for 18 years. He began a second career as a homebuilder until disabled by ill health in 2007. He volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and served on the board of Progressive Hope House Inc. He enjoyed music, history, literature, and the Boston Red Sox. He is survived by his wife, Olga; a stepson; a sister; a brother; two nieces; and a nephew.
Lisa A. Lancellotti ’84, of Boca Raton, Fla.; Oct. 3. She worked in municipal bond sales at Merrill Lynch and later at Fidelity. In 1992, after relocating to Boca Raton, she began a 22-year career at the National Council on Compensation Insurance. For the last 10 years she was a consultant in the national policy area. She served as a Eucharistic minister at St. Joan of Arc parish. She is survived by her parents; a brother, Dante ’82; a sister-in-law; and two nephews.
Melissa Schlachtmeyer ’94, of Portland, Ore.; Aug. 6, of complications of breast cancer. She was a costume designer and teacher. She worked domestically and internationally in opera, theater, and dance and was a nominee for the American Theatre Wing’s Henry Hewes Design Award. She taught classes in design at Fordham Univ. In 2012 she became an assistant professor at Reed College in Portland, teaching theater design, history of clothing, and costume design. She is survived by her husband, Jonathan; a daughter; her parents; and a sister.
Sher Kung ’05, of Seattle; Aug. 29, in a cycling accident. She was an attorney at Perkins Coie in the litigation group, focusing on intellectual property issues. In 2010 she was part of the ACLU trial team that challenged the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. She was committed to working for equal rights for everyone. She is survived by her spouse, Christine Sanders; a daughter; and her parents.
Kenneth D. Bloch ’81 MD (see ’78).
Robert A. Robinson ’52 AM (see ’50).
Patricia Mahon Bolster ’54 AM, of Narragansett, R.I., formerly of Westwood, Mass.; Sept. 25. She taught English at Ohio State and at Brown. She served on the finance committee and the by-law committee for the Town of Westwood. She also served as president and treasurer for the Holiday by the Sea Condo Assoc. in Key Largo, Fla., for 10 years. She was a member of the League of Women Voters, the Indian Run Garden Club, and the Brown Alumni Club. She was an accomplished seamstress and enjoyed reading and gardening. She is survived by her husband, Robert; four sons; nine grandchildren; four great-grandsons; and a sister.
Norman C. Small ’60 PhD, of Naples, Fla., formerly of Clearwater, Fla., and Trenton, N.J.; Sept. 26. He taught engineering at several universities, including UNC, the Univ. of Pittsburgh, the Univ. of Virginia, UConn, and the Univ. of South Florida in Tampa. He also worked at the Westinghouse atomic power laboratory at the Univ. of Pittsburgh. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed teaching his grandchildren to paint and helping others. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lee; two daughters; and two grandchildren.
Carole Lees Neumer ’61 AM (see ’59).
Edith Smith Blish ’64 MAT, of Rumford, R.I.; Oct. 6. She taught mathematics at Lincoln School in Providence. She retired in 1995. An avid player of duplicate bridge, she participated in the North American Bridge Championships and in American Contract Bridge League play. She was a member of the Rhode Island Bridge Assoc. and the Acoaxet Club in Westport, Mass. She achieved the status of Life Master. She tutored math students in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. She enjoyed playing tennis. She is survived by a daughter, a son, a grandson, a sister, two brothers, a niece, and seven nephews.
Carolyn Rovee-Collier ’64 ScM, ’66 PhD, of Stockton, N.J.; Oct. 2, after a long struggle with multiple sclerosis and breast cancer. She was professor emerita of psychology at Rutgers and director of the Rutgers Early Learning Project. At Brown, while working towards her PhD in experimental psychology, she conducted pioneering work on infant memory development. Her work overturned previously held ideas about the age at which infants develop memory, and it influenced the field. She discovered mobile conjugate reinforcement, a procedure whereby an infant learns that the movement of a ribbon tied to its leg controls the movement of a mobile. She produced several papers on the subject, and her work was cited in the 1992 textbook Child Psychology. She was featured in the PBS series Childhood, and in Science News, a feature by the Canadian Broadcasting System. She was the editor of Infant Behavior and Development and a senior editor of Advances in Infancy Research. She was profiled in “Mind Reader,” which appeared in the Sept. 1996 BAM. She received numerous accolades, including a James McKeen Cattell Fund Fellowship, the Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Child Development from the Society for Research in Child Development, and the Howard Crosby Warren Medal, the most prestigious award in American psychology. She taught at Trenton State College for five years before joining the Rutgers faculty, where she remained for 43 years. Though facing health setbacks, she continued to instruct and conduct research at the National Institutes of Health until last year. She is survived by her husband, George, and two sons.
William S. Rogers ’66 MAT, of Middletown, R.I.; Aug. 12. He taught at St. George’s School in Newport, R.I., before being named headmaster of the Pingree School in South Hamilton, Mass. He returned to St. George’s in 1974, teaching history and English and coaching. He retired in 1993. He enjoyed chess and the Boston Red Sox. He is survived by his wife, Marcia; two daughters; a son; a daughter-in-law; and four grandchildren.
Robert H. Hoyle ’67 MAT, of Redwood Valley, Calif.; Oct. 14, 2013. He taught math for 25 years at Albany (Calif.) High School and coached the football and wrestling teams. He created the Math, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) program at the school and was instrumental in fund-raising for the school athletic program. He later participated in a Fulbright Teacher Exchange program and taught in England and Scotland before retiring in 1990. He volunteered with Food for People. He was an avid card player and enjoyed gardening. He is survived by his wife, Marian; three sons; two daughters-in-law; five grandchildren; two brothers; and two sisters-in-law.
Alfred E. McCooey ’68 MAT, of Wakefield, R.I.; Sept. 18. He taught mathematics at Woonsocket (R.I.) High School before spending many years as a mathematics professor at Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester, Mass. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his wife, Claire; four sons; three daughters-in-law; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Nitya Pibulsonggram ’68 AM, of Bangkok; May 24, of a stroke. He was the former Foreign Minister of Thailand, as well as Thai ambassador to the United States and the United Nations. He held two postings for a total of 12 years in New York City with the Thai Permanent Mission to the United Nations, serving as the ambassador and permanent representative from 1988 to 1996. In 1996 he returned to Bangkok as permanent secretary of the foreign ministry until 2000. From 2001 to 2003 he was adviser to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, as well as a member of the Academic Policy Council of Chulalongkorn University. He also served as chief negotiator for the U.S.-Thai Free Trade agreement and as chairman of several Bank of Ayudhya asset management companies. He was a board member of Thai Plastic and Chemicals Public Co. and chairman of the Kenan Institute, Asia. While stationed in Washington, D.C., he arranged support for the restoration of the damaged Chesapeake and Ohio Canal as a token of recognition for the king of Thailand’s long dedication to water management programs, in honor of the king’s Golden Jubilee. He is survived by his wife, Patricia.
Conrad S. Quinlan ’68 MAT, of Hebron, Conn.; Sept. 29. He was a professor of chemistry at Manchester Community College. A veteran of the U.S. Army and the U.S. Army National Guard. He served as a Eucharistic minister and lector at St. Dunstan Church. He enjoyed building stone walls and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Marie-Anne; a daughter; five sons; eight grandchildren; and a sister.
Scott W. Curtis ’80 MAT, of West Roxbury, Mass.; Sept. 25. He was an English teacher and freelance advertising copywriter. He also read text for the blind and dyslexic at Boston Univ. and transcribed to braille for the National Braille Press.