Hariette Levy Kaufman ’34, of Longmeadow, Mass.; May 9. She was a retired real estate agent and a member of the Orchards Country Club. She is survived by two daughters, a son, a daughter-in-law, three grandsons, and three great-grandchildren.
Martha Wicks Bellisle ’36, of Cranston, R.I.; May 1. She was a homemaker, a substitute teacher in the Cranston school system, and a math tutor. She was a volunteer at Phillips Memorial Baptist Church and worked for more than 20 years as the church secretary. She is survived by two daughters, two sons, two daughters-in-law, a son-in-law, five grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
Louis A. Genovese ’37, of Naples, Fla., formerly of Longmeadow, Mass.; May 20, 2013. He was a retired lawyer and former owner of Genovese World Travel in Springfield, Mass. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn.
Ernest M. Taylor ’37, of Plant City, Fla.; May 13, after a brief illness. He was associated with the textile industry and retired in 1974 as marketing manager in the dyestuff division of the GAF Corp. He served in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II, earning the Distinguished Flying Cross and other medals. He was an accomplished organist and served several Episcopal and Lutheran churches as organist and director of music. He was a member of the American Assoc. of Textile Chemists and Colorists. He is survived by five children, 10 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren.
Donald L. Christie ’38, of Santa Rosa, Calif.; June 4. He taught at Montclair (N.J.) Academy and the Atlantic Air Academy in Rye Beach, N.H., before moving to California to teach math and social studies at Santa Rosa Junior High School. In 1965 he helped start Rincon Valley Junior High School in Santa Rosa and served as its first principal. He retired in 1979. During World War II he served in the 10th Mountain Infantry Division ski troops, for which he received a combat infantry badge. He was an avid golfer and a member of Santa Rosa Golf and Country Club. He was also a member of First Presbyterian Church, where he enjoyed serving coffee and donuts to parishioners. He was a member of the California Teacher’s Assoc., the National Ski Patrol, and Kappa Phi Kappa. He is survived by his wife, Florence; a daughter; a son; two stepsons; and two grandsons.
Dorothy Magid Selib ’39, of Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Chestnut Hill, Mass.; Sept. 2, 2014. She is survived by a daughter; two sons; four grandchildren, including Steven Brown ’94; and eight great-grandchildren.
Esther Bourne Manning ’40, of Coventry, R.I.; June 4. She was an organist for several local churches. She served as president of the Coventry Woman’s Club and was a 4-H All Star. She was a member of the American Guild of Organists and a former editor of its national newsletter. She is survived by three daughters, a son, and one grandchild.
William C. Albee ’41, of Lynchburg, Va.; Apr. 4. He began working at General Electric in Syracuse, N.Y., in 1946 and transferred to Lynchburg in 1959, where he worked for G.E. until retiring. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was president of the Central Virginia Mineral Society and enjoyed collecting rocks, cutting stones, and making jewelry. He is survived by his wife, Karoline; a daughter; a son-in-law; four stepchildren; and five step-grandchildren.
Frederick H. Jackson ’41, of Westboro, Mass.; Mar. 20. He taught history at Marietta College and the Univ. of Illinois, worked for the Carnegie Foundation in New York City, and was vice president for humanities and social sciences at New York Univ. He became president of Clark Univ. before becoming director of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, a consortium of Big Ten universities and the Univ. of Chicago, from which he retired in 1984. He remained active in several Massachusetts nonprofit organizations after his retirement. He was the author of Simeon Eben Baldwin: Lawyer, Social Scientist, Statesman, as well as many articles and reviews in professional journals. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was a trustee of the Univ. of Bridgeport and a member of the American Assoc. of Univ. Professors and Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by daughter Isabel Freeman ’69, son-in-law John Freeman ’69 ScM, and granddaughter Cynthia Freeman ’96.
Doris Aldrich Sloan ’41, of Exeter, N.H.; Apr. 26. She worked at the Yale School of Medicine prior to moving to Exeter in 1947. She later worked as a correspondent for the Portsmouth Herald, then became the clerk of court for the Exeter District Court. She was a member of the Exeter Congregational Church, the Exeter Women’s Club, and Phi Beta Kappa. She enjoyed reading. She is survived by a son, a daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren.
Bertram T. Kupsinel ’42, of Madison, Wisc., formerly of Lynn, Mass., and Scarborough, N.Y.; Apr. 10. He practiced law at McLanahan Merritt & Ingraham in New York City. He later was an attorney with the National Labor Relations Board in New York and retired in 2000 as a labor arbitrator. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the National Academy of Arbitrators. He is survived his wife, Nancy; three sisters-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.
Robert B. Priestley ’42, of Sandwich, Mass.; May 20. He was the retired athletic director of Norwich Univ. He played football for the Providence Steamrollers and the Philadelphia Eagles, and also played professional hockey with the Boston Olympics, a former Boston Bruins farm team. After serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, he was an assistant football and hockey coach at Brown from 1947 to 1951. In 1951 he was named hockey and football coach at Norwich, where he coached hockey for 29 years and football for 10 years. In addition, he coached golf and assisted with baseball. He was the director of athletics at Norwich for 15 years and was honored twice as the Eastern Hockey Coach of the Year. During his tenure at Norwich he served as president of the American Hockey Coaches Assoc., the New England Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, the New England Intercollegiate Football Assoc., and the ECAC Hockey Assoc. He also served on the Hockey Rules Committee and the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” Selection Committee. In retirement he participated in archaeological digs in Belize and the Mojave Desert. He enjoyed reading, fishing, and playing bridge and golf. He is survived by five children, six grandchildren, and four siblings.
Howard H. Williams ’42, of Falmouth Heights, Mass; Mar. 9. He founded Falmouth Heights Corp. and built several houses in the Falmouth area. He later was co-owner and operator of H. Harwood & Sons in Natick, Mass., an early baseball manufacturing company. During World War II he worked at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute as a research supervisor for the development and testing of explosives for the U.S. Navy. He was later a private pilot involved with the building of the Falmouth Airport and was chairman of the Town of Falmouth Aviation Committee. He enjoyed sailing, fishing, and hunting. He was a Freemason and a member of the local marine lodge in Falmouth for more than 50 years. He is survived by three daughters; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; brother Roger ’47; and four nephews.
Elizabeth L. Jordan ’43, of North Branford, Conn.; Jan. 4.
Elaine Robinson Kaufman ’43, of Providence; Apr. 17. She was a retired social worker. She was an avid reader who was active in book and film clubs and who was honored by the Rhode Island Short Story Club. She enjoyed the outdoors. She is survived by three daughters, a son, a daughter-in-law, a son-in-law, six grandchildren, and two sisters, including Glenna Mazel ’49.
Alan R. Marcus ’43, of Carmel, Calif.; May 5, of an intracranial hemorrhage. He was a professional writer dedicated to the arts and social justice issues for 70 years. He wrote critical essays on politics, psychology, and public policy, and worked in radio, television, and film. He was honored for his fiction with Guggenheim and McDowell Colony fellowships. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and drew from that experience for his first novel, Straw to Make Brick. He later became a staff writer for MGM Studios in Los Angeles, scripting feature films and television dramas. His commercial work led to his second novel, Of Streets and Stars. In the 1970s he founded AKTOS Inc., a company dedicated to producing and teaching video dramas for English as a Second Language classrooms. He published a series of articles in medical journals, including Family Medicine. His final years were spent supporting the nonprofit organization Duende and editing a new novel. He was a jazz pianist and member of the Writers Guild of America. He is survived by his wife, Lotte, of 95 Corona Way, Carmel 93923; two daughters; a son; a daughter-in-law; a son-in-law; three grandchildren; and two nephews.
Priscilla Woodbury Watson ’43, of Bloomfield, Conn.; June 10. She was a homemaker and was involved in Hartford’s Immanuel Congregational Church for 35 years. She was a table tennis competitor and also enjoyed playing golf and traveling. She is survived by her husband, Alexander ’42; three children; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Shirley Arthur Fish ’44, of Newton, Mass.; Mar. 20. She was a homemaker involved with the Medic Alert Foundation. She is survived by a daughter, two sons, a son-in-law, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren.
Walter D. Kelly Jr. ’44, of Needham, Mass.; June 4, following a brief illness. He was a chemist who retired in 1985 as a laboratory manager of Polaroid. He was a member of the American Chemical Society and the Royal Photographic Society, as well as director of the Society of Photographic Scientists and Engineers. He enjoyed reading, cooking, woodworking, and gardening. He is survived by two daughters, a son, a daughter-in-law, a son-in-law, a grandson, a great-grandson, and a sister.
Edmond N. Morse ’44, of Darien, Conn.; Apr. 11. He worked in financial research and capital management at Smith Barney in New York City then joined First Manhattan Co. as an executive vice president until retiring. He then served on Darien’s finance and pension boards. He was founder of the Bank of Darien and the Connecticut Investment Group. During World War II he served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a member of the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum and the Tokeneke and Wee Burn country clubs. He is survived by two daughters, including Anne Morse ’79; three sons, including Edmond ’71 and David ’74; two daughters-in-law; a son-in-law; three grandsons; and a great-granddaughter.
Charles A. Robinson ’44, of West Chester, Pa, formerly of Providence.; May 16, of cerebrovascular disease. He worked as a developmental research chemist at Merck & Co. in New Jersey for four years. In 1947 he accepted a fellowship as research assistant at MIT. He then worked as a research and development scientist in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries for 31 years at such companies as Arnold, Hoffman & Co. in Providence and Wyeth Laboratories in Pennsylvania. He retired in 1981 as associate director in charge of Wyeth’s chemical development laboratories. He wrote several scientific papers, was the author of two books, and held U.S. patents. He volunteered at Winterthur and Hagley Museums and at the Chester County Historical Society. He was an active member of the American Chemical Society, the American Assoc. of Textile Chemists and Colorists, and was a former member of the Westtown-Goshen Rotary Club (Pa.) and Central Congregational Church in Providence. He served on the board of directors of the Providence and West Chester YMCAs.
David M. Sheets ’46, of South Burlington, Vt., formerly of Needham, Mass.; May 23. He worked at IBM in many different positions and posted in various places throughout his career, including IBM Johannesburg, South Africa in the 1970s. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the U.S. Naval Submarine Reserve. He sang in choirs and appeared in amateur theatrical performances with the Sudbury (Mass.) Players and the Sudbury Savoyards. He was also a volunteer with the Shelburne Fire Dept. and the Univ. of Vermont Health Center. In retirement he traveled by RV around the country. He is survived by two daughters, a son, a daughter-in-law, a son-in-law, six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Barbara Eddy Winsor ’46, of Johnston, R.I.; May 1. She was a homemaker while helping her husband run S.B. Winsor Dairy, the family business. They later opened and operated Winsor’s Ice Cream. She is survived by five daughters, a son, five sons-in-law, a daughter-in-law, 15 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren.
Coolidge R. Chu ’47, of Waukegan, Ill.; Mar. 29, 2014. He worked in various public relations roles with the American Medical Assoc. and the IRS. He also taught at the Illinois Institute of Technology. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by two daughters, two sons-in-law, four grandchildren, a great-grandson, four sisters, and a brother.
Burton Fain ’47, of Cranston, R.I.; May 31. After working as vice president of Walco Electric Co. for 20 years, he established Burton Industries. As president, he expanded business internationally and oversaw plants in Rhode Island, Connecticut and North Carolina. The company designed and built the motor drive system for a new steel rolling mill in China, which at the time, was the fastest in the world. After selling the company, he worked in sales and consulting at Safe-Way Electric Motor Co. until recently. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was past president of the American Institute of Plant Engineers, a board member at St. Dunstan’s School and Mount Hope Day Care Center, a member of Temple Beth-El and a member of Pi Lambda Phi. He was a supporter of Camp Dotty, which serves pediatric cancer patients from ages four through seven. He was also a supporter of the annual Jagolinzer Memorial Concert at Brown, established as a memorial to the parents of Lois Jagolinzer Fain ’49 and Marion Jagolinzer Goldsmith ’43. In May 2016, the performance will observe its 35th consecutive year of presenting the graduating senior students of the music department in concert. He enjoyed fishing and playing tennis and golf. He is survived by his wife, Lois Jagolinzer Fain ’49; a son; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
William O. Hoverman ’47, of Lancaster, Calif.; May 3. He was an executive at General Electric, Northrop, and Rockwell International. He retired in 1988. An avid pilot, he was a glider instructor and and an amateur radio operator. He was a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Assoc., and the Antelope Valley Amateur Radio Club. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; a daughter; two sons; and two granddaughters.
Samuel Zuckerman ’47, of Atlantic City, N.J.; Nov. 7, 2014. He was the owner-operator of AAMCO Transmissions for more than 30 years. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his wife, Sondra; a daughter; a son; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Anne Alexander Bean ’48, of Maplewood, N.J. and Longboat Key, Fla.; June 10. She taught elementary school for a short time and, after earning two master’s degrees, established an educational therapy practice in Maplewood. She was an active member of the Unitarian Church in Montclair, N.J., and later the Summit (N.J.) Unitarian Church. She enjoyed playing tennis and walking. She is survived by two sons, including Douglas ’83; two daughters-in-law; three grandchildren; and two sisters.
Patricia E. Tierney ’48, of Derby, Conn.; formerly of New York City; May 30. She worked as an advertising copywriter, retiring as a copywriter for Avon Products. She wrote several books, including a memoir of Madison Avenue in the 1960s, Ladies of the Avenue. She enjoyed the theater and traveling.
Gardiner T. Wood ’48, of Unionville, Conn.; Feb. 9. He worked in various positions at IBM for 38 years. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a volunteer driver with the American Red Cross and a member of the Farmington Valley Men’s Club. He enjoyed RV cross-country travel and attending symphony and opera performances. He is survived by a daughter and a son-in-law.
Bruce G. Bainton ’49, of Coventry, R.I.; May 18. He worked in purchasing for the Shepard Co. in Providence for 15 years and later as a payroll officer for Citizens Bank for 22 years. He retired in 1987. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member of the Church of the Apostles in Coventry and of the Warwick Jaycees. He was an avid Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots fan. He enjoyed playing the piano as well as golf and tennis. He is survived by his wife, Virginia; a daughter; a son-in-law; and three stepdaughters.
Roland C. Clement ’49, of Hamden, Conn.; Mar. 21. He was director of the Audubon Society of Rhode Island, then a staff biologist and vice president of the National Audubon Society in New York City. He retired in 1977. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He served on several national, state, and local advisory groups; lectured extensively; wrote numerous articles about conservation, technology, and land ethics; and was instrumental in establishing the Connecticut Audubon Society’s Milford Point Coastal Center. From 1980 to 1985 he was the Society’s chairman of the board and was the 1983 Richard King Mellon Fellow at Yale’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.
Ann McDermott Favino ’49, of Naples, Fla., formerly of Newburgh, N.Y.; Mar. 24. She was active with the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Junior League. She enjoyed cooking and entertaining, as well as playing golf, tennis, and bridge. She is survived by her husband, Joe ’48; two daughters, including Catherine ’75; three sons; three grandchildren; and a brother.
David H. Owen ’49, of Rochester, Mass., formerly of Taunton, Mass.; Apr. 4. He was a civil engineer for the city of Taunton and worked at the Taunton Municipal Lighting Plant for more than 28 years. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was the recipient of several medals. He was an avid gun collector and a member of the NRA and the Taunton Rifle and Pistol Club. He is survived by a daughter and two grandsons.
Kenneth E. Reynolds ’49, of Wakefield, R.I.; May 12. He was an engineer with General Electric in Lynn, Mass., and later with Mine Safety Appliances in Evans City, Pa. He retired in 1988. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Louise; two daughters; two sons-in-law; a granddaughter; and a sister.
Abby Doolittle Ross ’49, of Greensburg, Pa.; Apr. 14, after a long illness. She was a co-owner and operator of The Clothes Patch in Ligonier, Pa. She was an active member of the Valley Players and the Hollow Tree Players and volunteered at Holy Trinity Parish. She was also on the board of the Ligonier Historical Society. She served as a WAVE during World War II. She enjoyed knitting, needlepoint, gardening, and reading. She is survived by five children, including daughter Julia Day ’72; son-in-law Thomas Day ’71; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sister Esther Ames ’54; and a brother.
Paul H. Von Loesecke ’49, of Harvard, Mass., formerly of Needham, Mass.; May 26, of complications of Alzheimer’s. He was an engineer with Babcock & Wilcox and then had a career in international sales for the Foxboro Co. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He was active in the vestry at Christ Episcopal Church in Needham, and volunteered with the local Boy Scouts before retiring to Harvard.. He owned several sailboats and enjoyed skiing as a member of the White Mountain Ski Runners Club in Intervale, N.H. He is survived by two sons, two daughters-in-law, five grandchildren, and a sister.
Anders E. Benander ’50, of Hot Springs, Ark.; Nov. 25. He is survived by his wife, Eva.
Edgar McGowan ’50, of Ketchum, Idaho, formerly of New York City; May 16, from injuries sustained during a fall. He was a 35-year career military veteran who served in the U.S. Army during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. He volunteered with St. Luke’s Hospital, the Sun Valley Summer Symphony, the cross-country ski patrol of the Blaine County Recreation Dept., and the U.S. Forest Service. He was an active member of the local American Legion. He enjoyed hiking, skiing, biking, and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Connie; two daughters; three grandchildren; a brother; and several nieces and nephews.
Nancy Greene Nulty ’50, of Skytop, Pa., formerly of Gladwyne and Philadelphia, Pa.; May 1. She was active at the Merion Golf Club and the Gladwyne Library League before moving to Philadelphia, where she worked at the Opera Company of Philadelphia from 1980 to 1989. After retiring to Skytop, she enjoyed the Shakespeare Club, the local book club, opera, and golf. She is survived by two daughters, two sons-in-law, and four grandchildren.
James H. Roberts ’50, of Wrentham, Mass.; May 6. He was president of the Wrentham Co-Operative Bank for 29 years. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was an avid windsurfer and Hobie Cat sailor and enjoyed beekeeping and watercolor painting. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie; a daughter; a son; and three granddaughters.
Alan Ross ’50, of Baltimore; Sept. 7, 2013. He was an associate professor of medical statistics at the Univ. of Kentucky Medical Center until 1964, when he joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins as an associate professor of biostatistics in the School of Hygiene and Public Health. Two years later he was acting chairman of the biostatistics department and became chairman in 1967, serving until 1981 and achieving emeritus status in 1990. He was a visiting professor of biostatistics at Yale, the Univ. of Pittsburgh, the Univ. of Washington, and UC Berkeley. He advised the World Health Organization on its international collaborative study of medical care utilization. He designed and analyzed population surveys, including the census of Afghanistan from 1971 to 1975. He also analyzed the efficiency of narcotic drug treatments and mental health issues among the homeless. He completed sabbatical assignments all around the world and was a fellow of the American Statistical Assoc. and a member of the International Biometric Society and the Institute of Mathematical Sciences, as well as Sigma Xi, Delta Omega, and Phi Beta Kappa. He enjoyed listening to barbershop harmonies, traveling, and bird watching. He is survived by a daughter; two sons, including James ’84; and four grandchildren.
Norman I. Sadler ’50, of Providence; May 26. During World War II he served as a radio electronics officer in the U.S. Merchant Marine. He held this position again during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He was a member of Temple Emanu-El. He is survived by his wife, Marika; two sons, including Jonathan ’01; a daughter-in-law; and a granddaughter.
Harris G. Ullian ’50, of Bristol, R.I.; May 4, from complications of multiple sclerosis. He co-owned and operated Ullian’s Sweater Shop in Brockton, Mass. He later opened Teen Haven of Brockton and closed the store in 1977 to pursue a music career. He played gigs as supplementary income but also taught jazz piano in Easton, Mass., for 30 years. He was recognized by the Easton Music Parents Organization with a scholarship in his name. He played in two bands and entertained at his assisted-living home despite his health challenges. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He excelled in sports and was a member of the Brown football team.
Franklin A. Daly ’51, of North Kingstown, R.I.; Apr. 16. He was a retired electrical engineer. He was an avid jazz pianist and ham radio operator. He enjoyed swimming, photography, and astronomy. He is survived by nine children, 21 grandchildren, and 28 great-grandchildren.
William T. Doyle ’51, of Hanover, N.H.; Aug. 3, 2014. He taught physics at Dartmouth. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed poetry, the writings of Henry David Thoreau, and his home in the Maine woods. He is survived by his wife, Barbara ’51 ScM; two sons; two daughters-in-law; and five granddaughters.
Neil F. Lacey Jr. ’51, of Ayer, Mass., formerly of Framingham, Mass.; Apr. 14, after a long illness. He was a retired electrical engineer for the Raytheon Co. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was active at St. George Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife, Genevieve; a daughter; three sons; eight grandchildren; a brother; and several nieces and nephews.
Marjorie Mishel Lantos ’51, of Gaithersburg, Md., formerly of Johnstown, Pa.; Sept. 24, 2014. Before moving to Gaithersburg, she worked at the Temple Univ. Library and later was secretary to the head of the research lab at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals in Philadelphia. She is survived by a daughter; sons Jeffrey ’74, John ’77, and Thomas ’80; nine grandchildren, including Hannah Lantos ’06; and several nieces and nephews.
Robert M. Lincoln ’51 of Hingham, Mass.; June 10. He worked for Bethlehem Steel before joining Factory Mutual Engineering as a structural engineer. He retired in 1993. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Hanover, Mass., and enjoyed skiing and spending time at his summer cottage in Chatham. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; son Robert ’85; a daughter-in-law; two grandchildren; and four nieces and nephews.
Robert E. Lindner Jr. ’51, of Exeter, N.H.; May 4. He began working at WKNE radio as an engineer and later as a disc jockey and newsman. He worked for several radio stations, including WKXR, WERZ, and WMYF, and retired as a newsman at WTSN in Dover, N.H. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Exeter and the Exeter Lions Club. He is survived by a daughter, a son-in-law, and several cousins.
Albert F. McGee Jr. ’51, of Longport, N.J.; Mar. 23. He was a retired attorney. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. He was an avid squash player and sailor and a member of the Atlantic City Rotary Club and the Ocean City Yacht Club. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; a daughter; two sons; and three grandchildren.
Aloysius E. Petruccelli ’51, of Boston; Jan. 24, of Alzheimer’s. He is survived by a daughter, a sister-in-law, and a brother-in-law.
Tekla Torell Steuart ’51, of Reston, Va., formerly of Dunedin, Fla.; Apr. 18, after a brief illness. She owned and operated Tekla Needlethings, a knitting and needlework shop, for several years while living in Florida. She enjoyed playing golf and was a member of the Junior League and the Embroiderers Guild of America. She is survived by three daughters, three sons-in-law, three grandchildren, a sister-in-law, and several nieces and nephews.
Wini Blacher Galkin ’52, of Cranston, R.I.; June 2. She worked at the family business, Natco Products Corp., a home furnishings company. She was appointed a Rhode Island Commodore and received a Laurel Award from the Preservation Society of Newport. She enjoyed reading, dancing, traveling, and spending time at the beach. She is survived by her husband, Robert Galkin ’49; three daughters, including Ellen Kenner ’75; six grandchildren, including Naomi Kenner ’02; one great-granddaughter; and a sister, Nancy Blacher Shuster ’56.
Natalie Palme Breed ’53, of Brookline, Mass.; Apr. 2. She was a retired professional music librarian for the Harvard Music Society and a former reference librarian at both the Providence and Boston public libraries. A talented musician, she performed locally in concerts. She was a soloist and member of the Boston Recorder consort, the Cambridge Musica Antiqua, the Kenmore Consort, the Early Music Duo, and the Guidonian Hand. She was also former director of the 1514 Consort and organizer of La Fontegara in 1976. She is survived by a brother and nieces and nephews.
Richard D. Spizzirri ’55, of New York City; May 12, from complications of multiple myeloma. He was employed with the international law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York City, where he practiced for 36 years before retiring as a senior partner in 1994. He served on the boards of several technology and biotechnology companies and was an active investor in many entrepreneurial ventures. He was a member of the board of trustees of the Juilliard School of Music from 1967 to 1991, and a member of the Metropolitan Opera Club and the Maidstone Club. He took pride in his garden, which won a Garden Design magazine Golden Trowel Award. He also enjoyed hiking and skiing. He is survived by his wife, Holly; two daughters; two sons; three stepchildren; and nine grandchildren.
William H. Whitehead ’55, of Vero Beach, Fla., formerly of Redding, Conn.; Mar. 30. He worked at Pheoll and Parker-Kalon before opening his own sales agency, W.H. Whitehead and Co. An accomplished horseman and polo player, he played and competed at various venues for many years, including the Fairfield County Hunt Club. He also enjoyed playing golf. He was a member of Redding Country Club and Bent Pine Country Club in Vero Beach. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; two sons; seven stepchildren; three grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; and a sister.
Edwin M. Hutchins Jr. ’56, of Southern Pines, N.C.; Apr. 1, 2014. He retired as lieutenant colonel after 23 years of service in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife, Jean; a daughter; and a son.
Mary Patterson Mogavero ’56, of San Marcos, Calif.; Jul. 31, 2014. She worked for many years as a librarian with the San Diego City Library. She also taught dance and piano and was on the board of directors of Palomar Community College. She enjoyed reading and collecting vinyl records. She is survived by a daughter, a sister, and several nephews.
Mary Gail Scott ’56, of Randolph, N.H., formerly of Washington, D.C.; Nov. 24, 2014, of pancreatic cancer. She worked briefly for Congresswoman Edith Green and the Washington Daily News in Washington, D.C. During the 1970s she worked as a docent and researcher at the New Bedford (Mass.) Whaling Museum. For the past 35 years she worked as a journalist and photographer. She covered the boating industry and yacht racing in southeast New England. After moving to Randolph in 1995, she worked for the Berlin Daily Sun, covering all aspects of New England and continuing her freelance photography business. She sang in various area choral groups, including the choir at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Berlin, N.H. She was a member of the local bridge club and book club and volunteered at the Randolph Public Library. She enjoyed hiking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. She is survived by a daughter; two sons, including John Sleeman ’80; six grandchildren; and a sister.
Irene V. Gouveia ’57, ’61 MAT, of Central Falls, R.I.; Apr. 11. She worked in the Central Falls school system for more than 30 years, retiring as principal of the Broad Street Elementary School. She was previously an assistant principal of Central Falls Junior High School. She was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church. She enjoyed reading and traveling. She is survived by a sister, a brother-in-law, a sister-in-law, a nephew, and three nieces.
Randolph Adell ’58, of Roseville, Calif.; Apr. 19. He was a retired teacher. He taught English at Roseville High School.
Bron D. Hafner ’58, of Henderson, Nev., formerly of Oxnard, Calif.; June 2. He served in various positions for the Commercial Finance Assoc. and the Commercial Finance Conference of California before founding Celtic Capital Corp. in 1982. He was a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps and a former member of the Jabberwocks. He was a jazz enthusiast and enjoyed traveling around the country, especially to jazz festivals . He is survived by his wife, Jane; two sons; five stepchildren; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; a brother; and a sister-in-law.
Deborah Saybolt Merker ’59, of Haverford, Pa.; Apr. 10, in an automobile accident. She was a flight attendant for Eastern Airlines in the 1960s and later joined her husband’s firm, Merker Associates, in the sales department. She sang in the choir and was an active member of St. Christopher’s Church of Gladwyne, Pa. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed animals, art, and music. She is survived by her husband, James; two daughters; two sons-in-law; two grandchildren; a sister; and a brother.
Jon D. Westfall ’59, of West Hartford, Conn., formerly of Lewisburg, Pa.; Mar. 6. He was a naval officer specializing in communications and cryptography before working as an employee assistance program specialist for several companies. He enjoyed playing the clarinet and trumpet, listening to opera and choral music, camping, backpacking, and the outdoors. He was also a quilter and enjoyed reading. He is survived by two daughters, two grandchildren, and three sisters.
Mary Birdsall Cervoni ’60, of North Haven, Conn.; Apr. 29, of breast cancer. She taught English at Trumbull (Conn.) High School and mentored student teachers. Twice in her career she was the recipient of an Excellence award. She enjoyed reading, hiking, traveling, and attending antiques auctions. She is survived by her partner, Stephen Zsenai, of 20 State St., North Haven 06473 and several cousins.
Samuel B. Flora ’60, of Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of St. Louis, Mo.; Mar. 10. He worked as a district manager for Bethlehem Steel in St. Louis and was group chairman of TEC, an international organization of CEOs, in San Diego before retiring. He is survived by his wife, Anne-Marie.
Robert W. Kanser ’65, of West Islip, N.Y.; Nov. 28, 2014, of cancer. He worked as a systems analyst and computer programming manager before founding Robert Kanser Associates Inc. He enjoyed skiing and sailing. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; three daughters, including Jennifer Kanser ’92; two sons-in-law; four grandchildren; a sister; and a brother.
Dean G. Taffel ’65, of Smyrna, Ga., formerly of West Palm Beach, Fla., Chicago, and Hartsdale, N.Y.; Dec. 17. He worked in a managerial position with a Chicago insurance company and returned to New York in 1978 to manage his father’s structural engineering firm, Greenhut and Taffel. In 1994 he moved to West Palm Beach and became active in Florida politics. He was a member of the Constitution Committee of the United States and later rose to president of the organization. He is survived by a sister, a brother, a sister-in-law, a brother-in-law, and five nieces and nephews.
Arthur L. Spencer Jr. ’66, of West Chatham, Mass.; Apr. 18. He worked as a manager of Travelers Insurance Co. in New Bedford, Mass. He retired in 2007. He was a member of St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church in Chatham. He is survived by his wife, Berjouhi; two sons; two daughters-in-law; five grandchildren; a sister-in-law; and a cousin.
William D. Baird Jr. ’67, of Bernardsville, N.J.; May 6. He had a 43-year career in commercial and investment banking, which included 27 years at Chemical Bank, where he served as president of Chemical Bank-Delaware and managing director of the Global Securities and Foreign Exchange Group. He was named CEO of Princeton Bank and Trust Co. in the early 1990s and also served as CEO of the Glenmede Trust Co. of New Jersey and CEO of Beacon Trust Co. before retiring in 2011. He served on several boards and was chairman of the board of the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center. He was also a trustee of the McCarter Theatre and served on the executive council of the New Jersey Network Foundation. He was a member of the Morris County Golf Club, the Morristown Club, and St. John on the Mountain Episcopal Church. He enjoyed collecting art, gardening, and playing golf. He is survived by his wife, Joy; three sons, including Andrew ’02; three daughters-in-law; eight grandchildren; and three siblings.
Jonathan J. Lanman ’75, of White Plains, N.Y.; Apr. 19. He worked for several years as an English teacher and soccer coach at the Berkshire School in Sheffield, Mass. He went on to work at Frederick S. Warne Publishing Co. as a children’s book editor, becoming vice president and editorial director of Atheneum Books. He later changed careers and practiced law for more than 10 years, retiring from Walsh & Amicucci LLP in Purchase, N.Y., in 2014. He enjoyed cooking, bicycling, hiking, yoga, writing poetry, and solving New York Times crossword puzzles. He is survived by three sons, two brothers, and several nieces and nephews.
Maria Rabb ’88, of Ithaca, N.Y.; May 8, of inflammatory breast cancer. She worked on environmental issues for a few years in Hungary on a Fulbright Scholarship. After receiving a master’s degree in environmental policy and management from the Univ. of Amsterdam, she worked at several NGOs. At Brown she was the stroke for the Brown women’s varsity eight that won the Eastern Sprints in 1988. She was an active supporter of the Brown women’s rowing program. She enjoyed homemaking, skiing, traveling, and being outdoors. She is survived by her husband, Tivadar; a daughter; two sons; her mother; a brother; and an aunt.
William T. Pearson ’13, of Springfield, Mo.; May 21. At the time of his death he was pursuing a writing career and composing his first book. At Brown he was a member of the Brown Music Co-op and played drums for three bands. He enjoyed Japanese culture, became fluent in Japanese, and traveled to Japan several times. He also liked hunting duck and pheasant, water skiing, snow skiing, and playing video games. He is survived by his parents, a brother, his grandparents, and several family members.
Elliot S. Wolk ’47 ScM, ’54 PhD, of Storrs, Conn.; Apr. 18. He joined the UConn faculty in 1950 as an instructor in mathematics and rose to full professor in 1964. From 1967 to 1973 he served as the head of UConn’s mathematics department. For 26 years he was a part of the University Senate and was chairman of its executive committee from 1982 to 1985. He was a founding member and first president of the Federation of Univ. Teachers and was the university faculty representative on the Connecticut Board of Governors for Higher Education from 1977 to 1985. He published numerous research articles in mathematical journals and coauthored a textbook on calculus and analytic geometry. After retiring as professor emeritus in 1988, he was active in the Center of Judaic Studies and as curriculum chairman for the Center of Learning in Retirement. He was a Connecticut State Champion chess player and a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Forces. He is survived by a daughter, a son, eight grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, a sister, and a sister-in-law.
Kung-Lee Wang ’50 AM, of Montgomery Village, Md.; Apt. 24. He was a senior economist with the U.S. Bureau of Mines prior to founding the Chinese American Leadership Council in Washington, D.C., in 1971. In 1973 he cofounded the Organization for Chinese Americans (OCA) and served as its first national president from 1974 to 1977. He was instrumental in the creation of many other Asian American and Pacific Islander organizations. He served as chairman of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers and was awarded their 1976 Engineer of the Year Award. He served on many committees and has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Asian and Pacific American Civil Rights Alliance’s 1988 Civil Rights Award of the Year, the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations Foundation’s Ellis Island Medal of Honor, and OCA’s 2008 Pioneer Award and 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award. He was president of the Rho Psi Foundation, president and board chairman of the Brookmont (Md.) Civic League, and founder and charter vice president of the Assoc. of Chinese Schools. He was a nationally recognized expert on industry and operations analyses, economic impacts, regional economics, mineral resource economics, Asian economic developments, and Chinese-Americans. He wrote several articles in professional publications and was a fellow of the National Institute of Public Affairs. He has been listed in American Men and Women of Science: Economics, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, Who’s Who in Government, Who’s Who in the East, and Who’s Who in Asian Studies. He is survived by his son Christopher ’82; a daughter-in-law; two granddaughters; a sister; a sister-in-law; and his former wife; Christine Wang.
Edward B. Williams ’52 AM, ’60 PhD, of Wellesley Hills, Mass.; Nov. 7. He taught foreign languages at Trinity College, UConn, and Northeastern Univ. A veteran of World War II, he also served in the U.S. National Guard for many years, attaining the rank of major. He was a former church organist and a longtime member of the Highland Glee Club, the Renaissance Society of America, the Modern Language Assoc., the American Assoc. of Teachers of French, the American Assoc. of Univ. Professors, and the American Guild of Organists. He is survived by a sister.
Andrew V. Granato ’55 PhD, of Champaign, Ill.; June 3. He was a physicist at the Univ. of Illinois who published more than 170 papers and sponsored 32 PhD students. He was a research associate at Brown from 1955 to 1957. From 1959 to 1961 he was a visiting professor in Germany and held a Guggenheim Fellowship. During 1971 and 1972 he was an associate in the Center for Advanced Study at the Univ. of Illinois and received a U.S Scientist Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in 1976. He was a member of the executive committee of the Division of Condensed Matter Physics of the American Physical Society, a fellow of the American Physical Society and the Acoustical Society of America, and a member of the American Institute of Metallurgical Engineers and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He is survived by three daughters, a son, a daughter-in-law, two sons-in-law, three grandchildren, and a sister.
William S.C. Chang ’57 PhD, of La Jolla, Calif.; Apr. 25. He served on the faculties of Stanford, Ohio State, and Washington Univ. in St. Louis before joining the faculty of UC San Diego in 1979. He was instrumental in recruiting talented students and staff at UC San Diego and served as chair of the department of electrical and computer engineering from 1993 to 1996. He published numerous articles in professional journals, edited Laser Applications, and is the author of Principles of Quantum Electronics. He was a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and a member of the American Physical Society, the American Optical Society, the American Society of Engineering Education, the American Assoc. of Univ. Professors, and Sigma Xi. He is survived by his wife, Margaret; two daughters; and a son.
Alex T. Rowland ’58 PhD, of Gettysburg, Pa.; May 16. He joined the faculty of Gettysburg College in 1958 and was appointed full professor in 1967. He taught courses in organic and advanced organic chemistry and spectroscopy. He served as the chair of the chemistry department from 1968 to 1982, when he was appointed to an endowed chair at the College. In 1997 he received the College Award for Distinguished Teaching, and in 1998 he received the Most Committed Faculty Member award. He published more than 30 articles in professional journals and was a member of many professional organizations, including the American Chemical Society and the American Assoc. for the Advancement of Science. He is survived by his wife, Virginia; two sons; two daughters-in-law; and two sisters.
Owen A. Clark ’61 MAT, of Troy, Pa.; May 1. He taught mathematics at Troy High School from 1956 to 1966 and then was professor of mathematics at Mansfield Univ. from 1966 until his retirement in 1990. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He served on the Troy School District Board and was a member of the Sylvania Presbyterian Church choir and the Grange barbershop quartet. He enjoyed traveling, woodworking, music, art, and farming. He is survived by his wife, Marie; two daughters; six grandchildren; three great-grandsons; a brother; two nieces; and a nephew.
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Norman Morris ’63 AM, of Canton, Mass.; Mar. 20, of kidney disease. He played professional baseball in the Brooklyn Dodgers organization and later went on to a career in banking as an officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and the First National Bank of Boston before forming the management consulting firm NMW Inc. In 1988 he retired from NMW but remained active as a baseball camp clinician, a scout for the Milwaukee Brewers, and the proprietor of two baseball card and memorabilia stores. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, for which he also played baseball in Japan. He was an assistant baseball coach at Thayer Academy in Braintree, Mass., Sharon (Mass.) High School, and Dennis-Yarmouth (Mass.) Regional High School, and a head coach at Dover-Sherborn (Mass.) Regional High School. From 1958 to 1994 he was the public address announcer for Northeastern Univ.’s home football games. He performed extensive research in the Dorchester (Mass.) area, which led to the publications Ghetto Memories and Ghetto Memories Revisited. Both books were used to create a historical VHS/DVD, Sidewalk Memories, about the Dorchester-Roxbury-Mattapan area of Boston. He is survived by his wife, Sandra; a daughter; a son; and four grandchildren.
Heinz D. Osterle ’64 PhD, of DeKalb, Ill.; May 4. He taught at George Washington Univ., NYU, and Yale before moving to DeKalb in 1972 and joining the faculty of Northern Illinois Univ., where he was a professor of foreign languages and literature. During his 38-year career he published 29 peer-reviewed articles and 37 critiques and book reviews. He also presented 25 papers at professional meetings and edited and coauthored four books. He supervised several doctoral candidates and was the recipient of a 1981 national award from the American Assoc. of Teachers of German. He is survived by his wife, Dale; two children; six grandchildren; and a brother.
Stephen Von Allmen ’64 AM, of Decatur, Ga.; Apr. 16. He worked for the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta for more than 40 years as a science policy analyst for toxic substances and disease registry. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed reading, classical music, the arts, and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Virginia; two daughters; and four grandchildren.
Jay S. Goodman ’66 PhD, of Providence; May 2, of lung cancer. Despite his illness, he continued teaching throughout his entire 50th year as a professor at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts. He was a Democratic political strategist, having worked on numerous campaigns, including Robert F. Kennedy’s 1968 presidential bid. He served as chairman of the Providence Civic Center Authority from 1984 to 1992 and in 1992 was appointed to the Capital Center Commission that oversaw the building of Providence Place Mall and Waterplace Park. He received his J.D. in 1978 from Suffolk University Law School and was admitted to the Rhode Island and Massachusetts bar associations. He served as a clerk to U.S. District Court chief judge Francis J. Boyle and later established his own small law and lobbying practice. He is the author of nine monographs and books on politics, including the textbook The Dynamics of Urban Government and Politics. He is survived by his wife, Gail; a stepdaughter; a son; a daughter-in-law; a grandson; and two siblings.
Rex R. Schweers Jr. ’66 MAT, of Greeley, Colo.; May 13. He taught in the mathematics department at the Univ. of Northern Colorado and retired as emeritus professor of mathematics and applied statistics in 1994. He served in the U.S. Air Force, attaining the rank of captain, and remained in the U.S. Air Force reserves. He is survived by five children, 12 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
Martha Dixon Rekrut ’68 MAT, of Greenville, R.I.; Apr. 12, after a brief illness. She taught high school English for 40 years in the Warwick, R.I., school system, retiring in 2008. She was active in her church and enjoyed bicycling, gardening, and fishing. She is survived by two sisters, a brother, and four nieces.
Leonard B. Terr ’68 AM, ’72 PhD, Falls Church, Va.; June 2. He was an instructor in English at Brown and an assistant professor of English at Wayne State Univ. and Elmira College before earning his J.D. in 1975 from Cornell Law School. He began a career as a tax lawyer at Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan in Washington, D.C., where he became a partner. In 1987 he accepted the position of International Tax Counsel at the U.S. Treasury Department. During that time he headed the U.S. delegation in the negotiation of the tax treaty between the United States and Germany. He joined the international law firm Baker & McKenzie as a partner in Washington, D.C., in 1989. He was a consultant to the American Law Institute Project on Tax Treaties and was recognized as one of the foremost tax advisers by Chambers Global. He was ranked as a leading corporate tax lawyer by Who’s Who of Corporate Tax Lawyers and Law Business Research and was named a top U.S. corporate tax advisor by the International Tax Review. He served for many years as adjunct professor of international tax law in the graduate program at the Georgetown Univ. Law Center and was chosen to receive the Charles Fahy Distinguished Adjunct Professor Award for Georgetown’s graduate law program for the 2014–15 year in recognition of his exceptional services. He was a talented musician and writer and enjoyed the beach and kayaking. He is survived by his wife, Linda; four children; and two grandsons.
Martha Therrien ’70 MAT, of Brookeville, Md.; Apr. 3. After high school, she entered the convent of the Sisters of the Holy Spirit and as a novice was sent to France, where she and 21 other nuns were taken prisoner by the Nazis and held in the town of Vittel at a hotel compound being used as a holding camp for civilian prisoners, including European Jews. Martha and her fellow novices helped care for the children, most of whom were later sent to Auschwitz. The nuns were released in 1944 as part of a prisoner exchange between the U.S. and Germany. In 1969, she left the Sisters of the Holy Spirit and taught math and physics in various high schools in the Northeast. She was a supporter of Catholic causes and an avid reader. She is survived by a sister, a brother, and several nieces and nephews.
Donna Schewel Clark ’73 MAT, of Lynchburg, Va.; May 8, after a brief illness. She practiced law at Davidson & Sakolosky in Lynchburg. She left the law firm to work at the family business, Schewel Furniture Co., where she worked on legal issues, lease negotiation, property management, insurance, risk control, and human resources. She was involved with several organizations, including the Agudath Sholom Congregation, the YWCA Domestic Violence Prevention Center, New Vistas School, and the Virginia Legal Aid Society. She is survived by her husband, Gary; a daughter; a son; her mother; two brothers; and six nieces and nephews.
Barbara Worrell Santamaria Cross ’75 ScM, of Tampa, Fla.; Oct. 7, 2014. She is survived by her husband, Tim Cross ’75 ScM.
Christopher E. Barat ’86 ScM, ’89 PhD, of Owings Mills, Md., formerly of Wilmington, Del.; Feb. 22, after a brief illness. He was an associate professor of mathematics at Randolph Macon College, Virginia State Univ., and most recently at Stevenson Univ. in Maryland. He blogged about his favorite comics and DVDs. He enjoyed playing Trivial Pursuit and Scrabble. He is survived by his wife, Nicole; his mother; two sisters; a brother; and 12 nieces and nephews.
Jacinta Wright ’96 AM, ’99 PhD, of Dublin, Ireland; May 1, of cancer. She was on the faculty of University College Dublin until her diagnosis, after which she chose to spend more time with her family. She experienced many new things in the five years after being diagnosed, such as rock climbing, traveling, and joining book clubs. She is survived by her husband, two children, her mother, a sister, and three brothers.
Mary Ambler, of Bellingham, Mass.; Apr. 1. She joined the Rhode Island Hospital staff in 1965, assisting in the development of neurosciences at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She trained and taught medical students and residents in pathology, neurology, and neurosurgery and was program director of neuropathology residency at the hospital. She was also a consultant neuropathologist at the Providence VA Medical Center and the office of the Rhode Island medical examiner. She was a professor emerita of pathology and laboratory medicine at Brown and a field site visitor for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. She served as a charter member of the Blackstone Valley Region II Area Board of Mental Health and Mental Retardation. She was a former trustee of the Milford-Whitinsville (Mass.) Regional Hospital, and a trustee of Bellingham Library. She enjoyed watercolor painting and spending time with her granddaughters. She is survived by her husband, Lee; two sons; three granddaughters; and a sister.
Herbert Constantine, of Providence; May 3. He was professor emeritus of health services, policy and practice at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He was a retired chief of ambulatory care and community medicine at Rhode Island Hospital and a retired consultant to the Rhode Island Department of Health. He served on the board of directors of the Providence Community Health Center for many years. He was a member of the Providence Art Club and was formerly a board member of the Providence Athenaeum and Moses Brown School. He is survived by his wife, Muriel; a daughter; a son; and several nieces and nephews.