Virginia Rice Sanborn ’35, of South Kingstown, R.I.; Mar. 25, 2014. She worked as a social worker at Bradley Children’s Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital. She enjoyed painting, listening to jazz, and playing bridge. She is survived by a daughter.
F. Hartwell Swaffield ’37, of Medfield, formerly of Needham, Mass.; Oct. 20. He worked at the Saturday Evening Post for 20 years in advertising and became New England Manager. He then joined Magazine Networks Inc., where he headed the Boston office for 15 years, and was a marketing consultant with Harvard Business Review for three years before retiring. During World War II he was a FBI special agent and squad supervisor. A Brown trustee for seven years, he was also president of the Brown Club of Greater Boston and received the 1964 Brown Bear Award. He cofounded the Needham Junior Soccer Assoc. and was a coach and a town-meeting and finance-committee member. He was governor of the Lantern Club of Boston and a member of the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI as well as the Advertising Clubs of Boston and Springfield. He enjoyed hiking, gardening, carpentry, and spending time on Lake Winnipesaukee. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte; three sons, including J. Douglas ’75; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Lucy M. Holmes ’39, of Plymouth, Mass.; Oct. 31. She was a retired advertising manager for Cambridge Univ. Press. She is survived by a sister, two brothers, and several nieces and nephews.
Norman S. Case Jr. ’40, of Bethel, Vt.; Nov. 15. A retired attorney, he earlier worked in the legal department of the Federal Communications Commission in Washington, D.C., before moving to Bethel and opening his own law practice. He served as the town clerk for 43 years and was a charter member of the Bethel Rotary Club. He was also past president and treasurer of the American Blind Lawyers Assoc., past president of the Vermont Assoc. for the Blind and Visually Impaired, governor of the Vermont Society of Mayflower Descendants, a charter member of Green Mountain York Rite College, and past president of the Windsor Country Bar Assoc. He was a member of the Vermont Bar Assoc., the White River Masonic Lodge, the Mt. Sinai Shriners Temple, and the United Church of Bethel. Phi Beta Kappa. He enjoyed playing bagpipes, accordion, and piano; solving crossword puzzles; and traveling. He is survived by two daughters, a son, a daughter-in-law, two sons-in-law, four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and a sister, Elizabeth Creed ’47.
Forbes Mann ’40, of Bethesda, Md.; Nov. 30. He worked as a drafting engineer at Chance Vought Aircraft, a division of United Aircraft Corp. in Connecticut. He later moved to Dallas with the company and became president of LTV Aerospace Corp., the successor to Chance Vought. In 1972 he moved to Washington, D.C., as senior vice president of the parent LTV Corp., from which he retired in 1980. He was on the boards of the Wolf Trap Foundation, the National Security Industrial Assoc., the Lost Tree Chapel (Florida), and the Lost Tree Homeowners Assoc. (Florida). An avid sportsman, he was a member of Burning Tree and Chevy Chase clubs in Washington, as well as the Lost Tree Club in North Palm Beach, Fla. He is survived by a daughter, a son, a daughter-in-law, a son-in-law, five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
George T. Urban ’40, of Lake Worth, Fla.; Sept. 22. A retired teacher, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of Sigma Chi. He is survived by his wife, Lenore.
Roger H. Brown ’41, of Concord, N.H., formerly of Narragansett, R.I.; Nov. 24. He served in the U.S. Army Dental Corps from 1943 to 1946 and operated a dental practice in Cranston, R.I., until his retirement in 1987. He was past president of Cranston District Dental Society and the Rhode Island Society of Dentistry for Children. He was a member of the American Dental Assoc., the Rhode Island Dental Assoc., the New England Dental Society, the Academy of Operative Dentistry, the Sons of the American Revolution, the Roger Williams Family Assoc., and the Trinity Baptist Church in Concord. He enjoyed sailing, mountain climbing, and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Janet; a daughter; three sons; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Marie T. Cotter ’41, ’45 AM, of Hamden, Conn., formerly of Brookline, Mass.; Oct. 30, of brain cancer. She was a library director, teacher, and author at Wheelock College in Boston, from which she retired in 1985. An avid reader and traveler, in retirement she enjoyed working with special collections in local university libraries; supporting the Boston Symphony, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and the Gardner Museum; and spending time with her many nieces and nephews. She is survived by three sisters and a brother.
Herman J. Sugarman ’42, of Newton, Mass.; Nov. 13. He was a surgeon and clinical professor of surgery for more than 40 years at Tufts New England Medical Center. He was also a clinical professor of surgery at the Boston Univ. School of Medicine. He retired in the late 1980s. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He was instrumental in contributing research to the field of open-heart surgery and published numerous articles in medical journals. He was a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is survived by his sister Shirley Sugarman Wolpert ’45 and several nieces and nephews, including Nancy Wolpert Rachman ’79.
Andrew G. Czekanski ’43, of Pawtucket, R.I.; Aug. 27. He was a retired physician who served as a captain in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a member of the American, Rhode Island, and Pawtucket medical societies as well as the New England Society of Allergy. He is survived by his wife, Irene; a daughter; four sons, including Peter ’70; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
G. Myron Leach ’44, of Brewster, Mass.; Aug. 13. The retired chairman and CEO of Old Colony Cooperative Bank, he was also chairman of the board of the Federal Savings League of New England. He was a veteran of the U.S. Naval Reserves. He was a former trustee of the Barrington Public Library and a member of the Providence Chamber of Commerce and Delta Phi.
John D. Ross ’44, of Suffield, Conn., formerly of West Dennis, Mass.; Dec. 2. He was a lawyer in the family firm, Ross & Ross, in Springfield, Mass. He was admitted to the Massachusetts and Federal Bar associations in 1949 and to the American College of Trial Lawyers and the Saint Thomas More Society. He was a former vice president and president of the Hampden County Bar Assoc. and a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon. At Brown he was captain of the varsity baseball team and remained an avid sports fan. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and enjoyed sailing. He is survived by a daughter, a son, a son-in-law, and five grandchildren.
James J. Bryan ’45, of Cranston, R.I.; Nov. 19. He was employed as an accountant at Ward, Fisher & Co. LLP for 41 years, retiring as a partner in 1994. He was captain of Brown’s varsity baseball team and was recruited to be a pitcher for a New York Yankees farm team. He played professional baseball before pursuing a career in accounting. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army and received the Good Conduct Medal and a Silver Star. He was a communicant of Immaculate Conception Parish in Cranston and enjoyed working in the yard and following baseball. He is survived by a daughter, two sons, a daughter-in-law, and two nieces.
James E. Van Epp ’46, of Wilmington, Del.; Oct. 26, after a brief illness. He was a research chemist for DuPont in Fairfield, Conn., and later in Newburgh, N.Y. He left lab work and entered the management field working in market research for DuPont in Wilmington until his retirement in 1983. He worked in a few part-time positions after DuPont, including a position with Transamerica Occidental Life Insurance Co. He was a member of the American Chemical Society and Sigma Nu. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing bridge. He is survived by a daughter; two sons, including James Jr. ’70; and three grandchildren.
Leslie A. Walker ’46, of Fredericksburg, Va.; Nov. 1. He practiced obstetrics and gynecology at the Univ. of Rochester Medical Center, retiring in 1993 as clinical professor emeritus. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Margaret; five children; and four grandchildren.
Alfred F. Borelli ’47, of Westport, Mass. Nov. 15, after a long illness. He was a teacher in the Tiverton, R.I., school system, as well as a clockmaker and proprietor of Old Bedford Clockworks in Fall River, Mass., and a satirist. His cartoon, Those Crazy Pirates, ran in the Providence Journal for years. He also wrote and published his memoir, The East Fork Revisited, in January 2014. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed classical music and playing the piano, which led to a solo musical stint on the Providence television program Intermezzo in the late 1950s. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi. He is survived by two sisters and nine nieces and nephews.
Albert K. Denman ’47, of White Plains, N.Y.; Feb. 3, 2013.
Jay Z. James ’47, of Cary, N.C., formerly of Narragansett, R.I.; Sept. 4. He was a retired district marketing manager for Narragansett Electric Co., a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and a member of the American Management Assoc. Phi Kappa Psi.
Lester D. Arstark ’48, of Princeton, N.J.; Apr. 13, 2014. A veteran of the U.S. Army Air Forces, he was president of L.D. Arstark and Co. Inc., an international marketing firm in Roslyn, N.Y., and a former president of the Brown Club of Long Island. He is survived by his wife, Janice and daughter Dru Arstark ’80.
Robert M. Bonk ’48, of Atlanta; Oct. 27, after a long illness. He worked in sales at GE in Schenectady, N.Y., and retired in 1986. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and Naval Reserve and served in the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Mary; three daughters; a son; a daughter-in-law; two sons-in-law; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister; and two brothers.
Chris P. Brainard ’48, of Santa Barbara; She was a real estate broker. She is survived by four children.
Anthony J. Fontana ’48, of East Greenwich, R.I.; Dec. 3. He was an engineer and co-owner of Gaspee Insurance and later worked for American Optical, General Electric, and E.G.&G. Sealol, where he dealt with aerospace companies. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Navy and taught engineering at the Newport Naval War College. He remained in the U.S. Naval Reserve for 20 years. He enjoyed flying his own plane and was a member of the Rhode Island Pilots Assoc. and the Quiet Birdmen. He also liked sailing. He is survived by his wife, Alma Jackvony Fontana ’48; two sons, including Alan ’71; a daughter-in-law; and brother-in-law Louis Jackvony ’44.
Robert E. Grant ’48, of Lake Placid, N.Y.; Oct. 23. He had a successful career in finance and management, including with Kidder, Peabody & Co. in New York City. He worked in investment banking and acquisitions in Chicago, and later he joined Plough Inc. in Memphis as financial vice president. From 1960 to 1969 he was group vice president for Textron in Providence. He left to form his own venture capital firm, Grant Capital Management Corp., which guided the economic recovery of the American Bakeries Co. He was CEO and CFO until his retirement. Among his civic positions, he was a member of the Rhode Island Commission for Higher Education Facilities and was chairman of the Rhode Island Energy Conservation Commission, president of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, president of the Lake Placid Center for Music Drama and Art, and a member of several nonprofit boards. While at Brown he traveled by motorcycle down the Pan-American Highway and chronicled his experience in the Providence Journal and other newspapers. He was a U.S. Navy aviator during World War II. A lifelong athlete, he was on the navy’s boxing team and competed in the Empire State Games, where he won several medals for swimming. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia Kirk Grant ’51; three sons; a daughter-in-law; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a brother.
Robert H. Jackson ’48, of Edgartown, Mass.; Oct. 18, after a long struggle with Parkinson’s and Lewy body dementia. He worked in marketing and graphic design in Boston and was active in land conservation projects on Martha’s Vineyard and in the preservation of the USS Constitution. He helped establish the USS Constitution Museum in Charlestown, Mass. He was a veteran of the U.S. Naval Reserve. He is survived by two daughters, a son, a daughter-in-law, a son-in-law, six grandchildren, and two stepdaughters.
Robert E. Rodes ’48, of Bloomington, Ind.; Nov. 25. After receiving his law degree from Harvard Law School, he worked in the legal department of Liberty Mutual Insurance from 1952 to 1954, when he joined the Rutgers Univ. faculty. He taught there for two years before moving to Notre Dame, where he remained for more than 50 years, teaching administrative law, civil procedure, ethics, jurisprudence, law and theology, legal history, and welfare legislation. In 2000 the university honored him for more than 40 years of service by naming him the first permanent holder of the Paul J. Schierl/Fort Howard Paper Corporation Chair in Legal Ethics. He was a member of the Massachusetts Bar Assoc. and the Catholic Commission on Intellectual and Cultural Affairs. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne Cronin Rodes ’49; two daughters; five sons; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Donald F. Alden ’49, of Barrington, R.I., formerly of Chicago; Oct. 22. He was the art director for Campbell-Ewald Co. and the Buchen Co. in Chicago prior to joining the staff at the Providence Journal, where he was a designer and illustrator for their Sunday Rhode Islander magazine. He retired from the Journal in 1996 as head art director. His work was exhibited at the Seattle World’s Fair in 1962 and the New York World’s Fair in 1964. In 1968 he designed the stained glass windows and murals for the Evangelical Covenant Church in Riverside, R.I., where he was active in various ministries, including the men’s chorus. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. At Brown he was a member of the baseball team. He was an avid golfer and runner, playing golf into his 80s and running in road races into his late 70s. He is survived by his wife, Eunice; a daughter; a son; a daughter-in-law; a son-in-law; six grandchildren; brother Vernon ’45; niece Anne ’78; and nephews David ’87 and James ’81.
Ross C. Castagna ’49, of Oviedo, Fla., formerly of Stamford, Conn.; Nov. 10. He worked in advertising at the Rapid American Corp. In 1972 he was moved into the textile division and was made vice president of the B.V.D. screen print division. In 1976 B.V.D. became Anvil Knitwear, from which he retired in 1998 as president. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He is survived by a daughter, two grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Robert M. Grodner ’49, of Baton Rouge, La.; Nov. 29. He was briefly head of the biology department at Otterbein College in Columbus, Ohio, before joining the faculty at Louisiana State (LSU) in 1963 as a professor in the food science department. He became a full professor and remained with the food science department for more than three decades, pursuing both research and teaching. He authored or coauthored many papers published in scientific journals. He acted as consultant to many national and international food companies and served in executive positions dealing with science, food science, and food toxicology. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was active in the University United Methodist Church and served as assistant scoutmaster and troop committee chairman for the church’s Boy Scout troop. He was a board member and past president of the LSU Kiwanis club and was a longtime treasurer for the LSU Faculty Club. He is survived by two sons and five grandchildren.
Harry I. Odell ’49, of Margaretville, N.Y., formerly of Glen Echo, Md.; Sept. 28. He joined the U.S. Foreign Service in 1949 and the next year began a diplomatic career managing the district of Bavaria. He served in Israel, Greece, Jordan, Germany, and Switzerland and at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. After retiring, he became executive director of the American Swiss Assoc. based in New York City and later served as a member of the Town Council of Glen Echo. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps and was held as a prisoner of war.
Donald M. Aronson ’50, of Great Neck, N.Y.; Jan. 13, 2014. He was a retired certified public accountant. He is survived by his wife, Carole; five children; and two grandchildren.
William A. Boyd ’50, of Chester, Conn., formerly of Madison, Conn.; Nov. 8. He worked as a sales representative at Case-Hoyt Printing Inc., living in New York City and Michigan before settling in Connecticut. He served on the Madison Land Trust and the Madison Shellfish Commission. At Brown he played varsity football. He enjoyed sailing with his wife, Elizabeth, on the Connecticut River and Long Island Sound. He is survived by Elizabeth, two daughters, a son, a daughter-in-law, three grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter.
Edward J. Faillace ’50, of Phoenix, formerly of Fort Collins, Colo. and Quebec; June 30, after a sudden illness. He was a builder of custom homes an a restaurateur in Quebec; an insurance agent in Scottsdale, Ariz.; and a writer for the Triangle Review (a former Fort Collins weekly). He was a founder and writer of the Fort Collins Forum, a monthly newspaper. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He is survived by a daughter, a son, and three grandchildren.
Robert F. Hague ’50, of Clifton, N.J.; Nov. 3. He was an investment banker for more than 50 years, specializing in the utility sector. He worked at Prudential Financial and retired as a managing director of Drexel Burnham Lambert in the late 1980s. He was a member of several nonprofit organizations and a board member of the AEGIS Insurance Co. and the Montclair, N.J., Union Congregational Church. He was also president of the Montclair Republican Club and the Brown Club of Montclair. For more than 12 years he was a board member and director of development for Upsala College in East Orange, N.J. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps and the recipient of two Purple Hearts. He played tennis and enjoyed ballroom dancing. He is survived by his wife, Marjory; a daughter; a son-in-law; and two grandchildren.
M. Dean Jacoby ’50, of Dallas; Nov. 11, of complications of colon cancer. He was a pediatrician in private practice in Dallas for 48 years. He was also chief of pediatrics at St. Paul’s Hospital for many years and a clinical associate professor of pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical School. He retired in 2000. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. A wine connoisseur, he received a perfect score on the blind wine tasting at the German Wine Institute. He taught wine classes at Richland College for several years. He was a member of the American Medical Assoc. and the American Academy of Pediatrics, and was past president of the Dallas Pediatric Society. He enjoyed history, world travel, and classical music. He is survived by a daughter and a son.
Anthony D. Marshall ’50, of New York City; Nov. 30. He was a U.S. ambassador, an investment banker, a Broadway producer, a writer, and the son of socialite Brooke Astor. He worked for the C.I.A. from 1954 to 1957, becoming the U.S. consul in Istanbul in 1958. He held ambassadorships for the next 20 years, including to the Malagasy Republic, Trinidad and Tobago, Kenya, and the Seychelles. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He was on the boards of many educational, cultural and philanthropic organizations, including the Vincent Astor Foundation. He wrote seven books, including Zoo: 102 Profiles of Zoos, Aquariums and Wildlife Parks in the United States, and produced revivals of Long Day’s Journey into Night and I Am My Own Wife, which ran on Broadway in 2003 and 2004; each won a Tony Award. He was also a producer of Marc Salem’s Mind Games on Broadway in 2004 and Alice in Wonderland in 1982. He is survived by his wife, Charlene; two sons, including Philip ’75; and three grandchildren.
Jay A. Schiller Jr. ’50, of Fox River Grove, Ill.; Nov. 15. He was an attorney in private practice. He was also active in Illinois government and politics, serving as special counsel for Gov. Richard B. Ogilvie. He was co-owner of the Clayton House motel chain and a supporter of the Better Boys Foundation, the Red Cross, and the Israel bond program. He enjoyed playing golf. He is survived by his companion, Nancy Barton; three daughters; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Carl G. Caplan ’51, of Tewksbury, Mass.; Sept. 30, after a brief illness. He was a retired credit insurance finance salesman. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. He enjoyed theater, classical music, literature, and traveling. He is survived by five children, including son Peter ’85, and seven grandchildren.
Edward A. Joseph ’51, of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.; Nov. 21, after a long illness. An oral surgeon, he practiced for more than 50 years in Miami. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He served on the board of directors of North Shore Hospital in Miami and was a member of the American Board of Oral Maxillo-Facial Surgery, the American Society of Oral Maxillo-Facial Surgery, and the Florida Society of Oral Maxillo-Facial Surgery. He is survived by his wife, Maureen; six children; 10 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Myron J. Lewis ’51, of Hoboken, N.J.; Nov. 13. He had a career in textile manufacturing, including work with Calvine Mills, Marcus Brothers, and Manes Fabrics, before founding his own business, Lewis Looks Inc. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a former president of the Piece Goods Salesmen’s Assoc., former director of the National Council of Salesmen’s Organizations, and past president and 40-year member of the Closter Lions Club. He was involved with many town governing committees and served on the Closter Borough Council for 11 years. At Brown he was a member of the freshman hockey and football teams and Pi Lambda Phi. He enjoyed playing golf. He is survived by a daughter, a son-in-law, and a granddaughter.
John W. Ambrose Jr. ’52, ’62 PhD, of Topsham, Me.; Nov. 7. He had an extensive teaching career that began at Roxbury Latin School and included assignments at Phillips Andover Academy and the Taft School. For 20 summers he taught and served as dean of students at St. George’s summer school in Middletown, R.I. In 1966 he began a 34-year career as a professor of classics at Bowdoin College. He was named Joseph E. Merrill Professor of Greek in 1977 and was president of the Classical Assoc. of New England. Among his publications were Preparatory Latin, Euripides’ Hecuba, and Euripides’ Helen. He was an active member of St. Charles Borromeo Church, where he was lector and past president of the church council. He is survived by his wife, Frances “Petey” McKillop Ambrose ’62 MAT; two sons; three grandsons; a sister; a brother; a sister-in-law; and several nieces and nephews, including Maxine Thomas ’14.
William M. DeMatteo ’52, of Niantic, Conn.; Oct. 19. He was a teacher and administrator in the Lyme, Conn., school system and later cultural director of Project LEARN, an educational support organization. After retiring, he worked as a consultant to the Connecticut State Department of Education. He was an accomplished pianist, piano teacher, and band member. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Pat Barr DeMatteo ’52; a daughter; two sons; a son-in-law; a grandson; a sister; and niece Lisa DeRensis ’81.
Richard A. Hilkert ’52, of San Francisco; Oct. 9. A retired bookseller, he worked for 13 years in banking before entering the bookselling market. In 1981 he founded Richard Hilkert Bookseller Ltd., retiring in 2001. He enjoyed thespian activities and appeared in Hamlet with the Interplayers. He was presented with a Certificate of Honor by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in recognition of outstanding service to the people of the city. Phi Beta Kappa. In retirement he enjoyed reading, writing, and traveling. He is survived by a sister and several nieces and nephews.
David E. Lyons ’52, of Barrington Hills, Ill.; Sept. 22, of metastatic melanoma. He spent many years working at Lyons Band Instrument Co., Waterbury Rolling Mills, and finally as founder and president of Lyons Co. At Brown he was a varsity wrestler and member of Phi Delta Theta. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, and playing golf. He is survived by his wife, Patsy; three children; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Robert E. Ritter ’52, of Naples, Fla., formerly of Metuchen, N.J.; Nov. 16. He had a career in sales and retired in 1999. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was an accomplished jazz pianist and enjoyed country dancing. He was an active member of Unitarian Universalist congregations in Ridgewood, N.J., and Naples. He is survived by his companion, Margaret Zoeller; a daughter; a son; a daughter-in-law; a son-in-law; four grandchildren; three great-granddaughters; and a sister.
Fredric E. Detoro ’54, of San Antonio, Tex., formerly of Basking Ridge, N.J.; Oct. 14. He was employed with American Cyanamid Co. in various positions and held several titles prior to retiring at 51. He was active in professional and trade associations and was a member of the American Chemical Society, the American Assoc. of Textile Technologists, Phi Lambda Upsilon, Sigma Xi, and Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by a daughter; two sons; a daughter-in-law; five grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
Sally Wirth Bush ’55, of Flemington, N.J.; Nov. 2, from complications of Alzheimer’s. An avid artist, she devoted more than 30 years to the development of the Center for Contemporary Art, formerly known as the Somerset Art Assoc., in New Jersey. She served in several leadership roles, including president and executive director from 1979 to 1990. She then served as the school’s director until her retirement in 1992. She remained active on its board of trustees for many years. Phi Beta Kappa. She is survived by three daughters, a son, five grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter.
Robert D. Harrington Jr. ’55, of Greenwich, Conn.; Nov. 5, of complications from Lewy body disease. He was an entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and financier who worked for Morgan Guaranty in New York City. He served in the National Guard. He was a Commodore of Edgartown Yacht Club, president of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Associates, and a member of the New York Yacht Club, the Round Hill Club, the Greenwich Riding Club, the New England Society, and three Masonic lodges. He is survived by his wife, Clare, and a sister.
Peter D. Chadwick ’56, of Glendale, Ariz.; Nov. 8. He was a pilot in the U.S. Air Force and served in the Vietnam War. He was awarded 11 medals of honor, and after retiring from the air force, he became a flight operations director for Airline Training Center Arizona. He was a member of Delta Upsilon. He is survived by his wife, Gail; three children; a sister; a brother; and several nieces and nephews.
Barbara Broadley Beinhocker ’59, of Belmont, Mass.; Nov. 28. She was an artist whose work was exhibited at Harvard Univ., the Vermont Institute of Natural Science, the Bermuda National Arts Center, the Massachusetts Audubon Society, the Earthwatch Institute, and the Concord Art Assoc. She was the winner of several art shows. She also taught more than 30 years in schools, in churches, and for community organizations. She was a member of the Episcopal Church and active in the choir and arts ministry at the Church of Our Redeemer in Lexington, Mass. She is survived by her husband, Gilbert; a daughter; two sons; four grandchildren; and a sister.
Franklin A. Yates Jr. ’60, of Los Gatos, Calif.; Sept. 10. After graduation he served as a U.S. Naval Intelligence officer and later was vice president of Four-Phase Systems and LifeTime Software Technologies. At Brown he played varsity baseball and soccer and was a member of Phi Delta Theta. He was an avid San Francisco 49ers fan. He is survived by a daughter, a son, three grandchildren, a sister and a brother.
Barry N. Behn ’62, of Venice, Fla.; Nov. 12. He had a career in sales and was vice president of Brodie Inc. and vice president of Peabody Co. in Boston before retiring. He also ran three family-owned businesses in Massachusetts. After retiring, he served as executive director of the Harwich (Mass.) Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of the Foxboro (Mass.) Jaycees and held titles of president, Keyman and Jaycee Senator. He was president of the Miss Massachusetts Scholarship Pageant for several years. He played basketball at Brown. He coached youth sports and played tennis and golf. He is survived by his wife, Diana; a daughter; a son; a daughter-in-law; a son-in-law; five grandchildren; a sister; two brothers, including Dante Balestracci ’75, and nephew Tom Balestracci ’07 .
Joel I. Braude ’63, of Providence; Oct. 17. He was ordained a rabbi at Hebrew Union College in 1996. He spent several years studying and working in Israel. He later taught in the Bureau of Jewish Education in Providence, served as a group leader at Bradley Hospital, served as a counselor for foreign students at Hebrew Univ., was a senior adult activities coordinator for the Jewish Community Center in Providence, and was a former visiting lecturer at Brown. He enjoyed cycling and fishing. He is survived by his wife, Paz; a stepdaughter; two sons; and a brother.
Steven L. Cymrot ’63, of Washington, D.C.; Nov. 29, from injuries incurred in a traffic accident. He bought and sold real estate and owned and managed rental apartment buildings and commercial and office complexes, mainly on Capitol Hill. He also owned and operated a secondhand bookstore, Riverby Books. He was active in the Capitol Hill community, creating charitable foundations, including the Capitol Hill Community Foundation; fund-raising for the renovation of the Old Naval Hospital; and helping to found the Capitol Hill Assoc. of Merchants and Professionals. He is survived by his wife, Nicky; daughter Helen Cymrot ’99; son Paul ’96; son-in-law Todd Cymrot ’96; four grandchildren; and a brother.
Justin Vitiello ’63, of Nutley, N.J.; Oct. 18, 2013. He taught Italian language, culture, and history for 33 years at Temple Univ. before retiring in 2006. The university honored him several times during his career. His awards included the 2001 Honor Society Teacher of the Year, the 2000 Honors Program Teacher of the Year, and the 1990 Distinguished Teaching Award. He wrote more than 20 books, mostly compilations of essays and poetry related to his travels in Italy and Spain. At Brown he was a sports editor for the Brown Daily Herald. Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by his sister Louise Burroughs ’67 and nephew Nathan Burroughs ’00.
James R. McAslan ’64, of Phoenix, formerly of Canton, Conn.; Oct. 3. He worked for more than 25 years at Aetna Life and Casualty. He is survived by his wife, Sandi; two daughters; and a son.
Paul A. Sorkin ’64, of Waban, Mass.; Oct. 27. He was president of Electric Specialty & Supply Co. in Boston. He is survived by his wife, Sandra; a son; a daughter-in-law; three grandchildren; and a sister.
Peter H. Lipman ’65, of Cupertino, Calif.; Nov. 21, after a long illness. He was a software engineer for various companies over his career and held four patents. He retired in 2008 from Hewlett Packard. He is survived by his wife, Corrine; his mother; a daughter; two sons; three grandchildren; and a sister.
Wayne Pomiansky ’65, of Acton, Mass.; Oct. 25, of hypersensitivity pneumonitis. He worked in sales for Uniroyal and W.R. Grace before becoming a recruiter for several high-tech start-ups in Boston. He retired in 2012 as a recruiter for Verizon. He graduated from the U.S. Air Force officer training school and served in the R.I. National Guard. He enjoyed boating, traveling, and reading history. He is survived by his partner, Adele Reynolds; two daughters; and two grandsons.
Virginia Williams Brady ’66, of Portland, Me., formerly of Los Angeles; Dec 1, of heart failure. She had a 30-year career with the U.S. Customs Service in Philadelphia, Baltimore, San Diego, and Los Angeles. She managed the San Diego Data Center and concluded her career as deputy regional commissioner at Los Angeles. She is survived by her husband, Jack; and her children and grandchildren.
Barry L. Jaffee ’66, of Westborough, Mass.; Oct. 28. He was a certified public accountant and owner of Jaffee Associates in Worcester, Mass. He was a former board member of Worcester International Artist Series, the Worcester Academy Alumni Assoc., and the Westborough Area JCC. He was a member of Congregation B’nai Shalom in Westborough and the Worcester Chamber of Commerce. He enjoyed traveling. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; a daughter; and a sister.
R. Dennis Macks ’67, of Sudbury, Ontario; Nov. 26. He played hockey with the Rhode Island Reds before going on to play in Val Gardena, Italy. He later moved to Stewart, B.C., where he worked at Granduc Mine and became a weather observer, all the while still playing hockey. He left Stewart for Mackenzie in 1977 and held the weather contract until the local weather station was automated. He still played local hockey. In 1980 he joined Northern Thunderbird Air (NT Air), expediting supplies to remote mining operations and worked in mining exploration with his company, Wilderness Valley Enterprises. He continued with NT Air 2009 when the local base closed. He went on to manage the Morfee Trailer Park until October 2014. At Brown he was captain of the hockey team and was named to the All-NCAA team, the All-Ivy and the All-ECAC. He enjoyed reading, classical music, and the wilderness. He is survived by a sister and nieces and nephews.
Harry G. Uphouse III ’67, of Chester Springs, Pa.; Nov. 23, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Ann.
Robert G. Borthwick ’70, of Minneapolis; Aug. 19, of cancer.
Peter Zwarg ’70, of Wilmington, N.C., formerly of Littleton, Colo.; Aug. 12, of cancer. He was an entrepreneur and a Peace Corps volunteer. At Brown he played football and was a member of the wrestling team, of Sigma Xi, and of Delta Phi. He received a Liberian medal for his outstanding volunteer work with the Peace Corps during his time in Liberia. He enjoyed sailing and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Mary Anne Schloemer Zwarg ’70; two sons, including Michael ’99; two grandsons; sister Christina Zwarg ’81; brother Stephen ’66; four sisters-in-law, including Ellen Schloemer ’77 and Marion Wegner Schloemer ’79; three brothers-in-law, including William Galperin ’78; five nieces; and a nephew, Jonathan Zwarg ’97.
Raymond E. McDonald ’73, of Wilmette, Ill.; Sept. 10, of cardiovascular disease. He was an executive vice president of marketing for several companies, including VTech Industries, Wolverine World Wide, Caterpillar Footwear Group, Mattel, General Mills, and Purina. He enjoyed science fiction, jazz, and golf. He is survived by his wife, Lisa, of 1111 New Trier Ct., Wilmette 60091; and two sons.
James M. Quinn ’78, of Moscow, Russia, formerly of Paramus and Wayne, N.J.; Aug. 23. He was employed with PepsiCo. At Brown he played varsity football and was on the track and field team. He is survived by four daughters, his parents, a sister, two brothers, and several nieces and nephews.
Mark Redline ’81, of Malden, Mass., formerly of Remsen, N.Y.; Aug. 20, after a short illness. After beginning at the Bank of New England as a management trainee in Winchester, Mass., he worked at Fleet Norstar Services in Utica, N.Y. He served as chair of the National Alumni Schools Program in Utica for three years. He is survived by his wife, Diane; a daughter; a son; a son-in-law; five grandchildren; his mother; and two brothers, including Raymond ’75.
Susan Schacht ’81, of Oakland, Calif.; Nov. 6, of an undetected circulatory condition. She had been a reporter and later an associate editor for the Regional Review, a publication of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, before moving to Oakland. Due to health conditions, she was forced to give up her career. She is survived by her parents, a sister, and two brothers.
Daniel J. Staub ’83, of Tucson, Ariz.; Nov. 28. He held several retail positions in Kansas City, Los Angeles, and Boston before moving to Tucson and coaching with Literacy Connects. He was a winner on Jeopardy. He is survived by his father and brother.
Mark E. Tessicini ’92, of Rockport, Mass.; Nov. 20, of complications from ALS. He was an architect at Cambridge Seven Associates. In spite of his medical challenges, he traveled to Barcelona and Rome and enjoyed music, architectural marvels, great literature, and time spent with his family. He is survived by his wife, Elia; a daughter; his mother and her husband; his father and his wife; a brother; a sister-in-law; and an uncle.
Olivia T. Barker ’96, of Bethlehem, Pa.; Dec. 7, of breast cancer. She worked at the Journal News in Westchester County from 1998 to 2000. In 2000 she joined the staff of USA Today. She covered a variety of news and was once assigned to compete in the 2002 Miss America pageant as the hypothetical 52nd contestant. Fashion coverage was one of her strengths, and she enjoyed covering the Oscar de la Renta show at New York Fashion Week. She was recently elected unanimously as president of the Brown Club of Eastern Pennsylvania, but had to decline the position due to her health. She is survived by her husband, a son, and her parents.
John T. Bixby ’99, of San Mateo, Calif.; Oct. 19, in an automobile accident. He worked as an analytic leader at Intuit in Mountain View, Calif. He enjoyed music, playing the guitar, and body surfing at the beaches and reefs in La Jolla. He is survived by his parents, a brother, a sister-in-law, and a nephew.
Zachary A. Lammers ’09, of Chicago; Aug. 4, from a fall. He is survived by his parents, a sister, and a brother.
Eugene Ackerman ’43 ScM, of Minneapolis; Sept. 25. He was a professor of biophysics and biomedical computing at Penn State, the Mayo Clinic, and the Univ. of Minnesota. He retired in 1991. He published three reference books and directed many research and training grants. He was a fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics and a member of the Biophysical Society, the American Physiological Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, and the Society of Friends. He is survived by a daughter, two sons, four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Marie T. Cotter ’45 AM (see ’41).
Philip G. Hodge ’49 PhD, of Palo Alto, Calif., formerly of Minneapolis; Nov. 11. He was a professor at UCLA, the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, the Illinois Institute of Technology, and the Univ. of Minnesota, from which he retired in 1991. He was a key contributor to plasticity theory and published five books on the subject, several of which were translated into other languages. During World War II he served in the Merchant Marines. He served on various committees of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and was technical editor of ASME’s Journal of Applied Mechanics from 1971 to 1976. He was secretary of the U.S. National Committee of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1977 and received numerous awards, including the 1975 ASME Worcester Reed Warner Medal, the 1984 American Academy of Mechanics Award for Distinguished Service, the 1985 Theodore von Karman Medal from the American Society of Civil Engineers, the 1983 Euler Medal of the USSR Academy of Sciences, and ASME’s Daniel C. Drucker Medal in 2000. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed solitary backpacking trips in the Sierra Nevada, climbing to the summit of the Sierra Nevada’s Mt. Ritter, and finishing the Boston Marathon. After moving to Palo Alto and joining the Unitarian Church, he began writing opera reviews and started the Thespians, a play-reading group. He is survived by two daughters, a son, nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and a sister.
Eloise Kuntz ’49 PhD, of Redding, Calif.; Sept. 2. She worked in biomedical research with Ethicon and taught at Vassar and Michigan State before retiring in 1982. In retirement she moved to Redding and became the raptor specialist for Shasta Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation. She traveled the world and pursued her passion for wildlife photography. She is survived by a niece and nephew.
George Wallis ’50 ScM, ’54 PhD, of Lexington, Mass.; Oct. 26. He worked as an engineer, research scientist, and industrial hygienist at such companies as Sylvania, P.R. Mallory, Duracell, and Gillette. He held several patents and coauthored a number of journal articles. He was honored by Duracell when it created the George Wallis Environmental Achievement Award, which is given to employees who demonstrate superior environmental practices. He enjoyed classical music, the opera, concerts, playing the piano, reading, hiking, and skiing. He is survived by a daughter; a son, Peter Wallis ’80; a daughter-in-law; four grandchildren; a sister; and four nieces.
John J. Coleman ’57 ScM, of Murrieta, Calif.; Nov. 22. He moved to Croatia on behalf of the United Nations to consult on shipyards. He lived in Maryland to work for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on pollution control, and moved to Fort Collins, Colo., where he served on the city’s environmental advisory board and human relations committee. He moved to Croatia a second time to serve the Baha’i faith, and later lived in Arizona and California. He was instrumental in helping design a seismic detections system for nuclear explosions in Russia and proposed space vehicle designs to the government. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his wife, Ljiljana; 11 children; 17 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Yeong-Wook Kim ’61 PhD, of Huntington Woods, Mich.; Sept. 20, of respiratory issues. He was a professor of physics at Wayne State Univ. until his retirement in 1998. He remained active in university events and worked on three books: a physics review for graduate students, a theoretical work for experimental physicists, and a memoir of his life. He enjoyed music, literature, and good political debates. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen; two daughters; a son; a daughter-in-law; a son-in-law; and five grandchildren.
John W. Ambrose Jr. ’62 PhD (see ’52).
Nathalie Coulter Grabar ’63 AM, of Paris, France; May 1. She is survived by her husband, Nicolas Grabar.
John V. McDonnell ’65 AM, of Cheshire, Conn.; Dec. 3. He taught English at Quinnipiac Univ. He also helped with McDonnell’s Coffee, the family business. In addition, he was a trained paramedic and volunteer firefighter. He was a member of Delta Pi Mu and Delta Epsilon Sigma. He is survived by his wife, Paula; two daughters; two sons-in-law; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Maurine Harwood Plettner ’68 MAT, of Cape Cod, formerly of Hartford, Conn., and Barrington, R.I.; Oct. 18. During World War II she worked in a bomber factory and learned to fly. After completing school she became an associate professor of Spanish at the Community College of Rhode Island, a fashion designer, an art historian, a museum volunteer, and a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Stuart; a daughter; two sons; two daughters-in-law; a son-in-law; five grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
Richard J. Campbell ’75 AM, ’82 PhD, of Plymouth, Minn.; Dec. 26, 2013. Curator at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts until 2006. He was a member of the Print Council of America. He is survived by his wife, Jacquelyn; a daughter; and three grandchildren.
Raymond J. Ventre ’78 PhD, of Marquette, Mich.; Nov. 26, of a heart attack. He spent two years at Carnegie-Mellon Univ., serving as the English consultant for the Civic Education Project, before joining the Northern Michigan Univ. (NMU) faculty, where he became a professor and head of the English department. In addition to teaching and working as the union grievance officer, he helped develop an associate degree program at the Marquette Branch Prison. He was an active choir member at St. Peter Cathedral and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He supported the North Wind newspaper. He was the recipient of the 2005 Excellence in Teaching Award and the Outstanding Faculty Award at NMU. He is survived by two daughters, a sister, and a brother.
Richard E. Greenwood ’79 AM, ’96 PhD, of Barrington, R.I.; Oct. 22, of cancer. He was a historian at the National Historic Landmarks program of the National Park Service and also a preservation planner for the Maryland Historical Trust before moving to Rhode Island and working at the Rhode Island Historic Preservation and Heritage Commission, where he was deputy director. He was past president and treasurer of the New England Chapter of the Society for Industrial Archeology. He was also president of the New England Chapter of the Vernacular Architecture Forum. He was a member of the Technical Review Committee of the Town of Barrington and author of numerous scholarly articles. He also taught courses in urban studies at Brown and historic preservation at Roger Williams Univ. He is survived by his wife, Ginny; two daughters; a son; a daughter-in-law; a son-in-law; two grandsons; his mother; two sisters; two brothers; and nieces and nephews.
Sarah Doubleday ’14 MAT, of Burlington, Vt.; Sept. 2. At the time of her death she was preparing to start teaching history at Morse High School in Maine. A dedicated lifelong athlete, she swam with the Penobscot Bay YMCA sailfish teams and played soccer and basketball. She was currently training for her second Portland marathon. She enjoyed reading and writing. She is survived by her parents, a brother, and her grandmother.
David Greer, of Fall River, Mass.; Nov. 18, of heart disease. He began practicing medicine at the Truesdale Clinic in Fall River in 1957. In the early 1970s, while president of the Truesdale Hospital and medical director of the Earle E. Hussey Hospital, he founded Highland Heights Apartments, renamed Cardinal Medeiros Towers, which served as a hospital-connected public housing facility for the physically impaired. In 1974 he joined the medical school faculty at Brown as an associate dean. He founded and chaired the Department of Family Medicine, the Department of Community Health, and the Gerontology Center. He was appointed Dean of Medicine in 1981 and served in that position until 1992. After retiring from Brown, he was the medical director of the SSTAR Family Healthcare Center in Fall River until 1998. He was a member of numerous organizations, including the American College of Physicians and the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. He received several honors and awards, but was most notably the cofounder and director of the group International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, which won the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize. He is survived by a daughter, a son-in-law, a daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren.