Malcolm C. Lang ’34, of North Branford, Conn., formerly of Needham, Mass.; Mar. 4. He worked at American Mutual Insurance in Wakefield, Mass, retiring in 1979 as vice president and budget director. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Forces. He was a past president of the New England chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors and served as auditor for the Needham Congregational Church.
Alice Roe-Grenier ’36, of Cranston, R.I.; Feb. 24. She was a retired high school math teacher and a member of the Grange agricultural group, which she served as treasurer and master for five years, and of the Cranston Historical Society and the Retired Teachers Assoc. of Greater Providence. She was a former deacon at Phillips Memorial Baptist Church. She enjoyed traveling and visiting lighthouses. She is survived by her husband, Leo.
Miriam Krieger Kramer ’39, of Columbia, Md., formerly of Providence; Mar. 6. She was a retired special education teacher and member of Temple Emanu-El of Providence. She is survived by a daughter, a son-in-law, three grandchildren, and a brother.
John M. Volkhardt ’39, of Hilton Head Island, S.C., formerly of Ft. Lee, N.J.; Feb. 15. He was a general manager with Best Foods, which was later acquired by CPC International. He then became a marketing director with CPC International and rose to the position of president of CPC North America and executive vice president and director of CPC International. In 1982 he received the Herbert Hoover Award from the National-American Wholesale Grocers Assoc. From 1979 to 1982 he was director of Keep America Beautiful. He retired in 1982. He was a member of the board of the Grocery Manufacturers of America. Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by his wife, Linda; three daughters; a son; and five grandchildren.
Charles R. Conant ’40, of Yarmouth Port, Mass., formerly of Whitman, Mass.; Mar. 11, after a brief illness. After serving in the U.S. Navy, he owned A.C. Freeman Hardware Co. in Whitman until 1976. Phi Gamma Delta. He is survived by six sons, five daughters-in-law, 14 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.
Bernice Temkin Freed ’40, of Providence; Feb. 15. She was a social worker until the birth of her children. She enjoyed painting and jewelry making. She is survived by two daughters, a son, two sons-in-law, and three grandchildren.
Joseph H. Chandler ’43, of Palm Beach, Fla., formerly of Detroit; Jan. 2. He was a retired physician. After retiring to Florida, he was a consultant to the state as an expert witness in medical and disability cases. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He enjoyed reading, swimming, and playing golf, tennis, bridge, and chess. He is survived by a daughter, two sons, two daughters-in-law, a son-in-law, and two sisters.
Shirley Shein Hiller ’43, of New Orleans; Jan. 27. She is survived by two daughters, four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Dorothea Gladding Blackman ’44, of Portsmouth, R.I.; Mar. 3. She worked as a social caseworker for the State of Rhode Island until retiring in 1983. She is survived by a son, five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Sherman A. Gates ’44, of Delmar, N.Y.; Feb. 10. He was an internist specializing in endocrinology and a noted expert in the treatment of diabetes. He was a professor of medicine at Albany Medical School and chief of endocrinology at Albany Stratton Veterans Administration Medical Center for 46 years. The Albany Stratton Veterans Administration Medical Center’s veteran affairs specialty practices wing was dedicated to him in honor of his years of service, and he was a recipient of its 1987 Physician Recognition Award. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of Phi Delta Epsilon and Pi Lambda Phi. He is survived by two daughters, two sons, two daughters-in-law, two sons-in-law, and eight grandchildren.
Muriel Vanderbilt Kenyon ’45, of Chester, Conn., formerly of Essex, Conn.; Feb. 13. During World War II she drove a bookmobile and later volunteered at the Essex Library and the Old Saybrook Senior Center, both in Connecticut. She also taught reading in the regional district school system for many years and was active in the Essex Congregational Church. She enjoyed watching and feeding birds. She is survived by three daughters; two sons, including Richard ’67; a daughter-in-law; three sons-in-law; 10 grandchildren, including Jennifer Floyd ’96; and seven great-grandchildren.
Frances Shea Nelson ’45, of Alpharetta, Ga., formerly of Denver, Colo.; Mar. 13. She was a retired marketing administrator. She worked for Cyanamid Co. and was a voluntary tutor in a study hall program for minority children in the Denver public schools. She was active at All Saints Catholic Church. She is survived by two sisters and a nephew.
John B. Black ’46, of Mansfield, Ohio; Oct. 28.
Jerald J. Morganstein ’46, of Naples, Fla., formerly of Fall River and Wellesley, Mass.; Jan. 25, after a short illness. He practiced orthodontics in Fall River and Wellesley, Mass, and Newport, R.I. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his wife, Sandra; two children; six grandchildren; and a sister.
Elizabeth Ficker Schilling ’46, of Knoxville, Tenn.; Mar. 1. She was a retired medical technologist for St. Mary’s Medical Center in Knoxville. She was an active member of the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, where she helped lead the children’s religious education program and the gift card fund-raising program. She was a member of the Dogwood Knitters, the Sewing Arts and Fashion Guild, the French Club, and the Taoist Tai Chi Society. She is survived by four daughters, four sons, 11 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, a sister, and a brother.
Natalie Brush Lewis ’47, of Rockland, Me., formerly of Caldwell, N.J.; Feb. 15, after a brief illness. She was an award-winning professional watercolor artist and instructor. Her paintings were exhibited by the American Artists Professional League and the American Watercolor Society. She was represented by Swain’s Gallery in Plainfield, N.J., and Mars-Hall Gallery in Rockland. She was a member of the New Jersey Watercolor Society, the West Essex Art Assoc., the American Artists Professional League, the Hudson Valley Art Assoc., the Maine Art Gallery, and the National Assoc. of Women Artists. She is survived by a daughter, a son-in-law, and two grandchildren.
Francis T. Stack Jr. ’47, of Isle of Palms, S.C., formerly of Riverton, N.J.; Feb. 28. He taught high school math at Haddonfield Memorial High School and owned his own insurance agency. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He later served in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve for 30 years and retired as captain. He is survived by his wife, Cecily; a daughter; a son; a daughter-in-law; five grandchildren; a great-grandson; three stepchildren; six step-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Snee Farm Country Club.
William D. Chattleton ’48, of San Diego, formerly of Honolulu; Jan. 30. Over his 30-year naval career, he earned numerous medals, ribbons, and citations. He retired in 1973. He was a member of the Brown tennis team and remained an avid tennis player, as well as a sailor and dancer. He is survived by three daughters, three sons-in-law, a son, a daughter-in-law, eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Barbara Solomon Goldstein ’48, of Woodland Hills, Calif.; Feb. 23, after a short illness. She worked for 25 years as a social worker for the Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles, retiring in 2012. She then volunteered with the SOVA Community Food and Resource Center of Los Angeles. Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi. She enjoyed traveling and adventure, and climbed Diamond Head Crater in Hawaii at the age of 80. She is survived by six children, including son Neal ’82, and 10 grandchildren.
Harry H. Keller Jr. ’48, of Titusville, Fla.; June 15, 2014.
Budd S. Schwartz ’48, of Westport, Conn.; Mar. 8, following a brief illness. He was a certified public accountant and for 20 years was an executive at Citizens Utilities in Stamford, Conn. He retired in 1991. He spent 17 years contributing his accounting expertise to the Lifetime Learners Institute of Norwalk Community College. He enjoyed reading, particularly the New York Times, and learning, having taken many classes at Norwalk Community College. He is survived by his companion, Elizabeth Lewin; two daughters, including Lisa Schwartz ’79; a son; and a granddaughter.
Marshall M. Eisenberg ’49, of Cranston, R.I.; Dec. 14. He was a chemist and later the chairman and technical director of Sidmor Enterprises in Holbrook, Mass. He is survived by his wife, Ruth; a daughter; and a son.
Patricia Champney Munson ’49, of East Dummerston, Vt.; Mar. 23, 2014. A retired librarian, she volunteered with several organizations and was an avid gardener and reader. She is survived by her husband, Donald; a daughter; a son-in-law; and two grandchildren.
James H. Steele ’49, of Penn Hills, Pa.; Mar. 20, of congestive heart failure. He was a retired engineer for Westinghouse Research and a former chief of Wilkins Volunteer Fire Department. During World War II he served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a member of the Wilkins Elks Lodge and American Legion Post 820. He enjoyed gardening and playing golf. He is survived by a niece, two nephews, and several grandnieces and grandnephews.
Abbott I. Yuloff ’49, of Los Angeles; Nov. 18. He was a retired pharmacist.
Joseph W. Adams ’50, of Niceville, Fla., formerly of Westlake, Ohio; Feb. 13. He was a senior design engineer, chief engineer, and utilization engineer for several large corporations in the East. He became vice president of Bettcher Manufacturing Corp. in Cleveland in 1959 and served as chairman of the Gas Appliance Manufacturers Assoc. He was past president of the NaturalGas Supply Assoc. and worked on a congressional committee with Nelson Rockefeller during the 1970s energy crisis. He was active at Avon Oaks Country Club in Ohio, where he held several offices, including president. He was a member of the Technical Committee on High Intensity Infrared Heating; the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air-Conditioning Engineers; the American National Standards Institute; and the Cleveland Engineering Society. He enjoyed bowling, traveling, boating, painting, writing poetry and short stories, and playing golf. He is survived by a daughter, grandson John J. Russell ’89, and two great-grandchildren.
Edmund M. Blanken ’50, of Cincinnati; Jan. 1. He was a retired chemist. He is survived by four children, four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Robert N. Brightman ’50, of Fall River, Mass.; Jan. 10. He was a retired mechanical engineer.
Ruth Hunting Hazel ’50, of Orange City, Fla.; Mar. 10. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Scott; four sons; and nine grandchildren.
David Kushner ’50, of Hollywood, Fla.; Apr. 22, 2013. He was president of Taco Metals in Florida. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy who enjoyed traveling and playing golf. He is survived by his wife, Betty; a daughter; three sons; two daughters-in-law; a son-in-law; seven grandchildren; and a sister.
Ann Marie Christman Peters ’50, of Portland, Ore.; June 24, 2014. She worked as a computer programmer before becoming a homemaker. As the mother of a child with Down Syndrome, she was involved with many efforts to improve quality of life and to increase community inclusion of people with disabilities. She enjoyed poetry, literature, art, cooking, traveling, and animals. She is survived by a daughter; two sons, including Larry Peters of 3144 NE 59th Ave., Portland 97213; a daughter-in-law; a son-in-law; three grandchildren; two sisters; and a brother.
Elizabeth Cryan Wheaton-Smith ’50, of Dorset, Vt.; Feb. 13. She served as a board or committee member of the Manchester Garden Club, the Manchester Music Festival, and Green Mountain College. She also worked backstage at the Dorset Players. She enjoyed playing bridge, gardening, and reading historical novels. She is survived by two sons, including Philip Marshall ’75; a daughter-in-law; four grandchildren; and a brother.
Arthur J. Atherton ’51, of North Ridgeville, Ohio; Mar. 1, after a long illness. He was the retired president of Atherton and Co. and a former salesman for the New York Life Insurance Co. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, as well as a member of Ducks Unlimited and the League of Ohio Sportsmen. Delta Phi. He is survived by two daughters, a son, a daughter-in-law, two sons-in-law, five grandchildren, a great-grandchild, two sisters, and a brother.
James E. Boyce ’51, of Wilmington, N.C., formerly of Summit, N.J. ; Mar. 28, of colon cancer. He worked for Kemper Insurance in Manhattan’s World Trade Center and later moved to Kansas as director of operations for the entire Midwest region. He retired to Wilmington, where he enjoyed singing in the local choir and playing golf and bridge. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He is survived by three daughters, two sons-in-law, three grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
Norman C. Duquette ’51, of McLean, Va., formerly of Anchorage, Alaska; Mar. 17. A retired military career man, he began his service in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was a flight instructor in Bryan, Tex., and in 1954 became commander of the Air Force Leadership Program for noncommissioned officers in Freising, Germany. He was an instructor at the air command and staff college in Montgomery, Ala., and for many years was a leader in manpower and organization at Edwards and Elmendorf Air Force bases and at the Pentagon. He retired in 1971 as the Alaskan Air Command Deputy Chief of Staff at Elmendorf. He received several awards and honors, including the Legion of Merit Medal and Meritorious Service Medal. After retiring from the military, he joined the Foster & Marshall brokerage firm and later Merrill Lynch. In addition to flying, he enjoyed skiing, woodworking, taking photographs, traveling, playing bridge, and exploring Prince William Sound on the Gulf of Alaska in his sailboat. He was a member of the Anchorage Lions Club, the Order of Daedalians, the Optimist Securities Investment Club, the U.S. Air Force Reserve, and St. Anthony Parish. He is survived by three daughters, two sons-in-law, two grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, a sister, and nieces and nephews.
Doris Clark Maguire ’51, of Clayton, Calif., formerly of Concord, Calif., and Old Greenwich, Conn.; Apr. 17, 2014. She was a real estate broker and owner of Cove Realty. She retired in 1994. She was a member of the Concord branch of the American Association of University Women, the Clayton Library Foundation, and the Clayton Woman’s Club. She enjoyed playing bridge, reading, attending the theater, and traveling. She is survived by two sons, a daughter-in-law, and a grandson.
Samuel S. Sheffield Jr. ’51, of Cincinnati; Mar. 12, 2014. He taught art at the Seven Hills School, which honored him in 1970 for his excellence in mentoring students and starting the school’s outdoor program. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a wood turner and enjoyed photography. He is survived by his wife, Betty; a daughter; three sons; four grandchildren; and brother Hendrick ’53.
Gloria Rice Beckmann ’52, of Providence and Munich, Germany; Feb. 26. She was an accomplished violinist who played in the Rhode Island Philharmonic and the Hormel Girls Orchestra. She is survived by her husband, Martin; children Sybilla Beckmann-Kazez ’80, Carl Beckmann ’84, Chantel Beckmann-Garcia ’86, and Gwendolyn Beckmann ’92; eight grandchildren, including Arianna Kazez ’15; sister Marilyn Bray ’53; brother-in-law George Bray ’53; and several nieces and nephews.
Stanley S. Stavis ’52, of Chatsworth, Calif.; Nov. 7. He was a sales manager with the May Co. He is survived by his wife, Janet; two daughters; a son; and five grandchildren.
Carl E. Stenberg ’53, ’60 AM, of Singer Island, Fla., formerly of Providence; Feb. 9. He was an English professor at Rhode Island College for 35 years and worked part-time as a speechwriter in the administrations of Providence Mayor Cianci and Rhode Island governor Edward DiPrete. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Brown baseball team and later served on the boards of the Brown Hockey Assoc. and the Friends of Brown Basketball. He was president of the Brown Club of Rhode Island, First Warden of St. Martin’s Church in Providence, and hockey coach with the Brown Cubs hockey program. He was a member of the American Assoc. of University Professors, the American Federation of Teachers, and the Modern Language Assoc. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie Jones Stenberg ’54; sons Christopher ’81 and Kurt ’83; a daughter-in-law; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Norman D. Bartlett ’54, of South Glastonbury, Conn.; Mar. 3. He was an engineer for Pratt & Whitney Aircraft for 34 years, retiring in 1991. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed watching all sports, birding, woodworking, reading, and playing tennis. He is survived by his wife, Jean; a son; a daughter-in-law; two grandchildren; a great-grandson; and a brother.
George M. Randall ’54, of West Hollywood, Calif.; Dec. 16.
Leonard G. Cohen ’55, of Palm City, Fla.; Apr. 14, 2013. He was a financial adviser with E.F. Hutton in Stuart, Fla., for 10 years before working at Prudential Securities/Wachovia Securities in Stuart. He was a member of Temple Beit HaYam. He is survived by three sons, five grandchildren, and a sister.
Susan Livingston Sickle ’55, of Evanston, Ill.; Jan. 24. She was a former bookkeeper for Northshore Luggage/Travel in Winnetka, Ill. She is survived by her husband, Stephen; three daughters; five grandchildren; and a brother.
George J. Caffrey ’56, of Branford, Conn.; Feb. 16. He taught English and history at the Canterbury School in New Milford; worked as a professional actor in dinner theaters, off Broadway, and in television commercials; owned Caffrey’s Pub in New York City; and later worked in commercial real estate for Beazley Co. and H. Pearce Co. He served on the Branford Board of Education and was a member of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. He was an avid golfer. He is survived by a daughter, a son, a son-in-law, two grandsons, a brother, and his former wife.
James W. MacLeish ’56, of Nashua, N.H.; Mar. 17. He worked in sales with such companies as Warren, Gorham & Lamont (publishers) and the American Freedom Train. He was co-owner and general manager of MacLeish, Walker & Co. in Nashua. He was a former member of Brown’s crew team and a member of Sigma Chi, the Nashua Lions Club, the Lafayette Club, and the Elks Club, which named him the 1991 Elk of the Year. He is survived by a daughter, a son, a daughter-in-law, a son-in-law, five grandchildren, and a brother.
James R. Cerasoli ’57, of Cherry Hills Village, Colo., formerly of Denver; Nov. 23. He trained ophthalmology residents at Denver General and the Univ. of Colorado hospitals and served as an associate examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology prior to establishing a private ophthalmology practice in Denver, which he operated for more than 22 years. He was active in the Colorado Ophthalmological Society, which he served as president. He was an All-Ivy member of the Brown football team and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He enjoyed playing tennis, golf, and gin rummy. He is survived by his wife, Judith; four sons; three daughters-in-law; five grandchildren; two sisters; and several nieces and nephews.
Paul A. Chabot ’57, of Harrisville, R.I.; Mar. 8. He was an industrial engineer for Dennison Avery and an employee of CVS. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed playing golf and was an avid Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots fan. He is survived by his wife, Loraine; a daughter; two sons; two daughters-in-law; two sons-in-law; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
William A. Hayes ’57, of New York City; Mar. 18. He was a former partner of the brokerage firm Walter Frank & Co. He was a member of the Union League Club and the New York Society of Security Analysts, which he served as president from 1995 to 1997. He enjoyed traveling. He is survived by his brother and several nieces and nephews.
Frederick L. Humeston ’57, of Danville, Calif.; Feb. 14. He was a pediatrician with a solo practice from 1969 to 2010, when he joined the San Leandro Medical Group. He was chief of pediatrics at St. Rose Hospital in Hayward from 1969 to 1971 and at Memorial Hospital from 1975 to 1977. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member of the American Medical Assoc. (AMA), the California Medical Assoc. (CMA), the Northern California Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Los Angeles Pediatric Society, and the Alameda-Contra Costa Medical Assoc. He earned several awards, including the AMA and CMA Physician’s Recognition Awards. He enjoyed cooking, gardening, traveling, and being with his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; two daughters; a son; and seven grandchildren.
Charles S. Kraihanzel ’57, of Bethlehem, Pa.; Mar. 24. He was a chemistry professor at Lehigh Univ. for 40 years. He coached Little League baseball in Bethlehem and was a summer camp director at Camp Ichthus near Palmerton. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Bethlehem, where he was a Sunday school teacher, basketball coach, church moderator, deacon, group bible study leader, and choir member. He enjoyed gardening and woodworking. He is survived by his wife, Pauline; a daughter; three sons; three daughters-in-law; a son-in-law; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Matthew Maloney ’57, of Providence; Mar. 31. He was a law clerk with Kelly, Drye, Newhall, Maginnis & Warren for four years before joining IBM as a corporate lawyer. He worked for IBM in the United States and Europe and retired after 43 years. He is survived by his wife, Ellen; a daughter; two sons, including Thomas ’88; and seven grandchildren.
Peter N. Dana ’58, of South Hamilton, Mass; Mar. 1, from complications of esophageal cancer. He worked in municipal finance for 50 years. He was a partner at White Weld & Co., and, after the company merger with Merrill Lynch, he went on to manage the regional bond departments for Paine Webber, Carolan & Co., and Oppenheimer. He was also president of Shawmut Brokerage Services. At the time of his death, he was a vice president of institutional securities with Eastern Bank Capital Markets. He served on the boards of the Boston chapter of the Brown Club, the Hamilton/Wenham Open Land Trust, and the Manchester Sailing Assoc. He was a member of the Hamilton Conservation Commission, president of the Prides Beach Assoc., general chairman for the Hamilton United Way annual appeal, and New England lobbyist for the Investment Bankers Assoc. He was a member of the Manchester Yacht Club and the Myopia Hunt Club. He enjoyed offshore racing, traveling, and spending time with family. He is survived by his wife, Mary Louise; three daughters; two sons; a daughter-in-law; three sons-in-law; seven grandchildren; a brother; and several nieces and nephews.
Jane Arnold Heinz ’58, of Lafayette, Ind.; Feb. 24. She worked in a lab at MIT and later was an educator in early childhood education. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of West Lafayette. She enjoyed gardening, sports, the opera, and bingo. She is survived by her son, Michael ’92; a daughter-in-law Karen Hull ’93; two grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
R. Steven Arnold ’59, of Tiburon, Calif.; Jan. 16, of cancer. He was president of Steve Arnold Enterprises, a business management firm for professional athletes. He was a former president of World Sports Ltd., a director of the Player Personnel World Hockey Assoc., and a partner of Pro Sports Inc.
Stephanie Graham DeMoranville ’59, of North Chatham, Mass., formerly of Barrington, R.I.; Mar. 12. She was a teacher in East Providence and a former member of the Barrington (R.I.) Yacht Club and Hyannis Yacht Club. She is survived by her husband, Aaron ’61 MAT; a daughter; two sons; two daughters-in-law; a son-in-law; eight grandchildren; a brother; and several nieces and nephews.
Jorma H. Wakkila ’60, of Newton, N.J.; Apr. 19, 2013. He was a restaurateur employed by Sandwiches Unlimited in Ledgewood, N.J., and also worked as a chef at the Smoke Rise Inn. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; a daughter; a son; a daughter-in-law; a son-in-law; four grandchildren; and three stepchildren.
Richard L. Redmont Jr. ’61, of Ridgeland, Miss.; Mar. 14. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, and a daughter.
Bruce C. Dunham ’62, ’68 MAT, of Kingston, R.I.; Aug. 14, 2014, of complications of pulmonary fibrosis. He was a business manager for 12 years and then an assistant vice president for auxiliary enterprises at the Univ. of Rhode Island. At the time of his death he was active with the U.S. Submarine Veterans and St. Augustine’s Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his wife, Ann Mitchell Dunham ’59; three sons, including Carl ’86; a daughter-in-law; three grandchildren; and a sister.
Gail Cantini Gauthier ’62, of Natick, Mass.; Feb. 5. She was a homemaker. She is survived by a daughter, a son, a daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren.
Polly J. Wershay ’62, of Ixonia, Wisc., formerly of Tucson, Ariz.; Feb. 6. She was a former Pan Am flight attendant. She volunteered for a three-month assignment teaching and caring for children at the Thomas A. Dooley Foundation orphanage in Nepal’s Tibetan refugee camp. She is survived by cousins.
William A. Bovino ’63, of Paoli, Pa; Mar. 27. He was a librarian at the Univ. of Pennsylvania for 26 years and retired in 2014 as the head of the cataloging department. He previously taught Latin at St. Raphael’s Academy in Providence and English as a second language. A man of strong religious faith, he was a chanter and choir member of St. Philip Church, a choir director at Holy Ascension Church, and a member of the John Henry Newman Catholic Community. He is survived by cousins and friends.
Walter A. Stewart Jr. ’63, of New Canaan, Conn.; Feb. 28. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Following Naval Justice School, he served with the First Marine Air Wing in Vietnam from 1967 to 1968. He rose to the rank of captain and upon returning to the U.S., was staff judge advocate in Norfolk, Va. In 1969 he moved to New Canaan and joined the Hawthorne, Ackerly & Dorrance law firm, where he later became a partner. After retiring, he became a substitute teacher in local schools. He was chairman of the New Canaan Town Council, a past president of the Rotary Club, and a Paul Harris Fellow. He was a member of the Old Timers Club, the Poinsettia Club, the Marine Corps League, and the Congregational Church of New Canaan. He enjoyed reading, hunting, and 1950s rock-and-roll. He is survived by his wife, Karen; two daughters; a son; seven grandchildren; a sister; two brothers; and several nieces and nephews.
James H. Wilkinson ’64, of Prompton, Pa., formerly of Kinnelon, N.J., and Westerly, R.I.; Apr. 6, 2013, of cancer. He worked as an accountant for manufacturing firms in Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey. He retired in 1994 to Prompton, where he did volunteer work and community service. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; three children, and four grandchildren.
Douglas W. Bonner Jr. ’65, of Little Rock, Ark.; Mar. 23. He practiced law for several years in Paris, where he was a lawyer for the Bank of America at its French headquarters. He then moved to Little Rock and founded Bonner Law Firm. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, and traveling. He is survived by two daughters, two sons-in-law, and many cousins.
John H. Lynn Jr. ’65, of Montecito, Calif.; Nov. 6, of a degenerative neuromuscular disease. He was medical director of the emergency department of Antelope Valley Hospital. He was a founding member of the Children’s Center of Antelope Valley, addressing child abuse in the community. In August 2014 the Antelope Valley Hospital dedicated its emergency department to him in recognition of his lifelong service to the patients of the Antelope Valley health-care district. He was an L.A. Dodger, L.A. Laker, and UCLA Bruin fan and also enjoyed swimming, golfing, and the opera. He was a member of All Saints-by-the-Sea Church, where he served on the vestry and was a senior warden and Eucharistic minister. He is survived by his wife, Georgia; four daughters, including Meredith Lynn ’03; two grandchildren; a sister; and a brother.
Roy R. Perry Jr. ’65, of East Sandwich, Mass.; Jan. 26, 2014. He was an entrepreneur who ran his own house painting and contracting business for more than 35 years. He also owned several rental properties. He was president of the Sandwich Business Assoc. and served on the Sandwich Sign Code Committee. He was a member of the Brown football team and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He enjoyed skiing, football, and softball. He is survived by his wife, Jana; two daughters; two sons-in-law; four grandchildren; and a sister.
George A. Manfredi ’66, of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.; Feb. 28, of cancer. He practiced law in the Los Angeles area for more than 30 years. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Nickerson Manfredi ’67, of 30919 Cartier Dr., Rancho Palos Verdes 90275; a daughter; two sons, including Matthew ’93; two daughters-in-law, including Abby Weintraub ’93; and four grandchildren.
George D. Parker ’67, of Timonium, Md., formerly of Carbondale, Ill.; Feb. 1, of complications from Parkinson’s. He taught mathematics at Southern Illinois Univ. until retiring in 2010. He served as director of the school’s math lab from 1985 to 2010 and as math department vice chair from 1994 to 2010. He earned the 1983 Outstanding Teacher Award in the College of Liberal Arts, the 1989 Outstanding Teacher Award in the College of Science, and the 2009 Excellence Through Commitment Outstanding Teacher Award in the College of Science. He was an active member of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Carbondale, which he served as treasurer. He is survived by a daughter, a son, a son-in-law, three grandchildren, two sisters, and several nieces and nephews.
Donald S. Berns ’69, of Caledon, Ontario, Canada, formerly of Buffalo, N.Y.; Mar. 1, of a heart attack. He worked as a deejay at stations in Providence, Hartford, and Albany before joining WKBW radio in Buffalo in 1970, where he became music director. Four years later he joined WPHD-FM, a rock station in Buffalo, until 1975, when he moved to KLIF in Dallas. After stints in San Diego; Kansas City, Mo.; and Pittsburgh, he moved to Toronto, joining rock station DFNY-FM. He was assistant program director and music director from 1985 to 1987, then was program director in 1987 and 1988, continuing on-air until 1992, when he resigned after station management adopted a Top 40 format. He went on to work at smaller stations in Toronto in the 1990s and became a techno deejay known as Dr. Trance. He was also the network voice for Global Television for many years, was the voice of TSN sports, and did freelance voice work. After retiring as a deejay, he became involved as an actor in Toronto theater. He was a former member of the Jabberwocks, and program director of WBRU.
Mark H. Leff ’70, of Urbana, Ill.; Feb. 22, of cancer. He taught American history at the Univ. of Illinois from 1986 to 2012. He earned numerous teaching awards, including the Carnegie Professor of the Year for the State of Illinois in 1998. He is survived by his wife, Carol; a daughter; a son; a son-in-law; a grandson; a sister; and a stepmother.
Frances Kelsick ’72, of Antigua, West Indies; Feb. 22. She specialized in obstetrics and gynecology. She founded the first women’s clinic in Antigua and practiced medicine for more than 33 years. She enjoyed traveling. She is survived by a son, a sister, a brother, and several cousins and nieces and nephews.
Steven K. Dentel ’74, of Newark, Del.; Feb. 18, of prostate cancer. He was a professor of civil and environmental engineering for more than 30 years at the Univ. of Delaware, where he was instrumental in creating an undergraduate major in environmental engineering. In 2006 he became the faculty adviser for the university’s new Engineers Without Borders chapter. As a member of the City of Newark Conservation Advisory Commission for 15 years, he advocated for recycling, green energy, and the passing of Newark’s anti-idling ordinance. He traveled to more than 30 countries for work. He was recognized by Delaware Gov. Jack Markell ’82 for his work and awarded the Order of the First State, Delaware’s highest civilian honor. He earned the inaugural Steven K. Dentel AEESP Award for Global Outreach by the Assoc. of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors. He is survived by his spouse, Carol; two sons; a daughter-in-law; a brother; and a sister-in-law.
James M. McCullough III ’74, of Short Hills, N.J.; Apr. 2. He practiced law for 24 years, retiring as a partner of Sedgwick Detert Moran & Arnold. He is survived by his wife, Pamela; two daughters; two sisters; and a brother.
Rudolph A. Robinson ’75, of West Hollywood, Calif.; Oct. 30.
Bruce C. Rhodes ’79, of Los Angeles, formerly of Providence; Feb. 28. He worked at Roadway Package Services, which later became FedEx Ground, and was promoted to national account executive with FedEx Corp. in Los Angeles. He was a youth source program director with the Brotherhood Crusade. He was an avid golfer and became president and tournament director of the Cosmopolitan Golf Club. He was a member of the Brown basketball team and served as a page for R.I. Sen. John Chafee. He is survived by a daughter, two sisters, a brother, and several nieces and nephews.
David N. Spalding ’81, of Pembroke, Mass.; Mar. 3. He worked at various computer technology companies in Massachusetts for 20 years. He was the chess club instructor at the Pembroke Public Library and a ham radio operator. He enjoyed reading scientific materials and visiting the Boston science centers and museums. He is survived by his mother, a brother, a sister-in-law, and two nieces.
Laura R. Viehmann ’82, of Cumberland, R.I.; Mar. 31. She was a pediatrician at Mill River Pediatrics in Pawtucket, R.I. She served as coordinator for the Rhode Island Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and was chairwoman of the Physicians’ Committee for Breastfeeding in Rhode Island. She earned the Rhode Island Breastfeeding Coalition’s Crème de la Crème award and was an advocate for nursing mothers and underserved children. She is survived by her two sons, her father, two sisters, and a brother.
Jon J. Shotola ’05, of Cicero, Ill.; Jan. 22, of cardiac arrest. He was vice president of the family business, Chateau Food Products Inc., and a private pilot and flight instructor. He enjoyed cooking, flying, and playing chess. He is survived by his parents.
John T. Evans ’40 ScM, of Newtonville, Mass.; Jan. 6. He joined the U.S. Navy and served as a clinical psychologist at the Chelsea Naval Hospital from 1949 until the hospital closed in 1973. He earned several medals and was a fellow of the Massachusetts Psychological Assoc. He was a member of the Eastern Psychological Assoc., the Newton Lions Club, and Sigma Xi. He is survived by a daughter, a son, a daughter-in-law, six grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
Eugene R. Nixon ’47 PhD, of Shrewsbury, Mass.; Jan. 10. He spent two years on the Brown faculty before joining the chemistry department at the Univ. of Pennsylvania. He remained at Penn for 37 years teaching chemistry, supervising dissertations, and serving as director of the laboratory for research, vice dean of the graduate school, and chairman of the chemistry department. He published 100 scientific articles. He was a member of the American Chemical Society. He is survived by two daughters, including Emily Nixon Blum ’74; four grandchildren, including Jennifer Blum ’02; and two great-grandchildren.
William B. Cunningham ’50 AM, ’57 PhD, of Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada; Apr. 2, after a brief illness. He was a professor at Mount Allison and in 1953 was named head of their department of economics and political science, a title he held until his retirement in the late 1980s. He served on numerous university committees, the university senate, and the Board of Regents. He was also a labor dispute arbitrator for the New Brunswick and federal governments. He is survived by six children, four stepchildren, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and a sister.
Stephen H. Maslen ’52 PhD, of Towson, Md.; Mar. 24. He worked at NASA before moving to Maryland and working for Martin Marietta Corp., where he was involved in the re-entry of space capsules for the Gemini mission and fluid mechanics for the Apollo mission. He retired in 1988. He was a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. In addition to participating in numerous archeological digs, he enjoyed traveling, hiking, camping, and birding. He is survived by his wife, Andree; a daughter; a son; two stepchildren; and seven grandchildren.
Thomas P. Mulhern ’55 AM, of Stamford, Conn.; Mar. 28. He was an assistant professor of mathematics at Fordham Univ. and also taught part-time at Hunter College, Pace Univ., and UConn. He later worked for Shell Oil Co. and General Foods, both in New York. He is survived by his wife, Mary; three daughters; two sons; two daughters-in-law; two sons-in-law; and eight grandchildren.
Donald R. Campbell ’58 ScM, of Asheville, N.C., formerly of Richmond, Va.; Mar. 5, of pulmonary fibrosis. He worked at the DuPont Co. in Richmond, N.C. as a senior research associate and development superintendent. While in Richmond, he was also a symphony violinist and string quartet member and taught Suzuki violin classes. In 1970 he transferred to the DuPont facility in Florence, S.C., and rose to senior technical associate. He moved to Asheville in 1987 and taught chemistry at UNC until he opened his own business, Systems Research. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Army. He studied sculpture and painting and earned numerous awards and commissions for his work. He was president of the Swannanoa Valley Fine Arts League for many years and retired from the presidency as artist in residence. He enjoyed sailing and cave exploring. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; two daughters; and three granddaughters.
Roy E. Gridley ’59 AM, of Lawrence, Kans.; Mar. 2. He was a reporter for the Kansas City Star before joining the Univ. of Kansas English department. He became an emeritus professor in 1997. He wrote two books about Robert Browning, articles on British literature, and poems. He was a board member of the Browning Institute of New York and earned the Amoco Outstanding Teacher award in 1968. From 1987 to 1988 he was a Fulbright professor at Beijing Univ. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; two sons; a daughter-in-law; two granddaughters; a sister; and a brother.
Carl E. Stenberg ’60 AM (see ’53).
Robinson A. Grover ’61 AM, ’69 PhD, of West Hartford, Conn., and East Hampton, N.Y.; Mar. 28, of cancer. He was an associate professor of philosophy at UConn. He conducted extensive research on Thomas Hobbes and published articles on Hobbes’s political and legal philosophy. He served as president of UConn’s chapter of the American Assoc. of Univ. Professors from 1997 to 1998 and was a board member of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra and the Connecticut Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; two daughters; two sons-in-law; three grandchildren; and a sister.
Mei Chang Shen ’63 PhD, of Seal Beach, Calif., formerly of Madison, Wisc.; Dec. 5, 2013. He was a professor of mathematics at the Univ. of Wisconsin. During sabbaticals he was a visiting professor at the Courant Institute; CalTech; the Institute of Mathematics, Academia Sinica, in Taiwan; and the Hong Kong Univ. of Science & Technology. He spoke at numerous international conferences, wrote more than 100 papers, advised PhD students, and was recognized as a leader in the field of exponential asymptotics. He was a member of the American Math Society, the American Physical Society, the Society for Industrial and Applied Math, and American Men and Women of Science. He enjoyed writing calligraphy and poetry, and perfecting his tai-chi and chi-gong techniques. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; two sons; and grandchildren.
Patricia Hastings Babcock ’68 AM, ’70 PhD, of Prince Frederick, Md., formerly of Swampscott, Mass.; Mar. 4, from colon cancer. She was an associate professor of journalism at Northeastern Univ., an author of several books, and an award-winning reporter for three Boston area daily newspapers before moving to Maryland in 1992. She was founder and executive director of Birthright of Prince Frederick for 15 years and a clinical professional counselor and co-owner of Clifden Counseling Services. She is survived by her husband, Richard; a son; a daughter-in-law; a granddaughter; a sister; and three brothers.
Bruce C. Dunham ’68 MAT (see ’62).
J. Michael Lenihan ’68 MAT, of East Greenwich, R.I.; Feb. 28, after a short illness. He taught English, American studies and Early Enrollment and Advanced Placement classes at Scituate High School (R.I.) for 29 years. He spent more than 40 years serving the communities of East Greenwich, North Kingstown, Warwick, and Exeter, 20 of those years as a state senator. He served on the East Greenwich Town Council, becoming president. As state senator, he was chair of the Senate Finance Committee, chair of the Senate Committee on Government Oversight, vice chair of the Senate Committee on Rules, and a member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Agriculture. He earned numerous awards, including being twice named Legislator of the Year by the Southern Rhode Island Conservation District. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; a daughter; a son-in-law; two granddaughters; and a sister.
Julia Bradfield Roach ’68 MAT, of Indialantic, Fla.; Mar. 14. She was an English teacher and a supporter of the arts and of humanitarian causes. She was a volunteer coordinator at Holmes Hospice for several years, a member of the American Association of University Women, and a former president of the South Brevard Junior League. She was also an elder of Eastminster Presbyterian Church. She is survived by her husband, John; a daughter; a son; four grandchildren; a sister; and a brother.
David C. Beebe ’69 ScM, of St. Louis; Mar. 27, from complications of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. He was a leader in the department of ophthalmology and visual sciences at the Washington Univ. School of Medicine in St. Louis, where he headed the cataract research center and was also a professor of cell biology and physiology. He earned the School of Medicine Distinguished Educator award in 2014, and the school created an endowed lectureship in his name. He was a board member, trustee, and president of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) and editor in chief of ARVO’s journal, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. He earned the association’s highest award, the Joanne G. Angle Award, shortly before his death. He is survived by his wife, Anne-Elizabeth; a daughter; two sons; two daughters-in-law; a son-in-law; and four grandchildren.
James P. Walsh ’69 ScM, of Falls Church, Va.; Mar. 18. He was a professor of engineering at the Univ. of the District of Columbia. He retired in 1997 then taught reading to illiterate adults and volunteered at local animal shelters. He was a member of the American Society for Engineering Education and Sigma Xi. He is survived by a sister-in-law and several nieces and nephews.
Bryant L. Madsen ’71 MAT, of Kaysville, Utah; Mar. 28. He taught high school science. He is survived by two daughters, three grandchildren, and two brothers.