Beth Webb Barden ’37, of North Scituate, R.I.; Aug. 12. She owned Trimtown Holiday Shop in Scituate, R.I. She was past president of the Gentian Garden Club of North Scituate and a member of Hamilton House, an adult learning center in Providence. She enjoyed reading and writing poetry. She is survived by a niece and nephews Albert Barden III ’67 and Howard Barden ’67.
Elizabeth Parmelee Applegate ’42, of Stratford, Conn.; Sept. 26. She was a retired nurse and a former part-time bookkeeper for Olsen Marine Co. in Stratford. She was involved with the Girl Scouts of America and the 4H Club. She was a docent for the Stratford Historical Society and Boothe Memorial Park. She was a member of the Housatonic Boat Club and enjoyed duckpin bowling. She is survived by a daughter; three sons, including Robert ’69; three daughters-in-law; a son-in-law; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a sister.
Elsbeth Ball Chatel ’42, of Wolfeboro, N.H.; Aug. 1. She was a retired real estate broker. She served on numerous town and club organizations. She enjoyed skiing, skating, curling, bowling, swimming, boating, golf, and gardening. She is survived by a daughter, a son, a daughter-in-law, five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
Mary Streeter Rose ’43, of Ada, Mich.; Sept. 21. She was a homemaker and enjoyed directing the church choir and leading Bible study classes. She is survived by three sons and a grandson.
Roy S. Fine ’44, of Huntington, Conn.; Aug. 14. He was a trained electrical engineer and worked for RCA’s home entertainment division. He held several patents. He later worked in managerial positions with RCA, the Foxboro Co., and General Electric. He retired in 1986 as president of Bristol Babcock, an industrial instrumentation company in Waterbury, Conn. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and the Instrument Society of America. He enjoyed tennis, sailing, photography, and his model railroad. He is survived by three sons, including Richard ’73; three daughters-in-law; and three grandchildren.
Vernon B. Baker ’45, of Scotch Plains, N.J., formerly of Fanwood, N.J.; Sept. 28, after a brief illness. He spent his entire career at Merck & Co. in various positions, retiring as an executive vice president and head of the Merck Foundation. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed woodworking and was a talented artist. He spent many years behind the scenes in Fanwood’s Philathalians theater group. He was a member of Delta Upsilon and Sigma Xi. He is survived by two daughters; sons Wallace ’69 and Christopher ’71; two daughters-in-law; two sons-in-law; and four grandchildren.
Danforth Cardozo Jr. ’45, of Rock Hill, S.C., formerly of Weston, Conn.; Sept. 13. He was an industrial designer for several companies, including Lippincott & Margulies in New York City. He retired in 1991 as director of corporate industrial design at Pitney Bowes Inc. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Industrial Designers Society of America, the Cedar Point Yacht Club, and the Stamford Rotary. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; two sons; and four granddaughters.
Harold W. Greene ’45, of Merritt Island, Fla., formerly of Summit, N.J.; Aug. 19. He worked in his father’s insurance firm, Alliance Agency, in New York City. In 1951 he formed his own agency, Greene & Son, and maintained offices in New York City and Summit until he sold the business in 1965 and moved to Florida. He bought a citrus grove and opened the Greene Cupboard antique shop. He also worked as a substitute teacher at Cocoa High School. Eventually he assumed a permanent position as dean at Cocoa High School, from which he retired in the late 1980s. At Brown he was a member of the football team. During World War II he served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was past president of the Summit Assoc. of Insurance Agents, past vice president of Summit New Jersey Boosters, and a trustee of Clearwater (Fla.) Country Club. He also enjoyed playing tennis and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Bette; a daughter; a son; a daughter-in-law; a son-in-law; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
William R. Haywood Jr. ’45, of Pittsford, N.Y.; Sept. 10. He was a sales representative for the Norcross Greeting Card Co. and later president of W.R. Haywood Associates Ltd. He was on the vestry of Christ Church in Pittsford and a member of the Pittsford Art Group, the Manhattan Group, and New Horizons Band. He volunteered with Reachout Radio and with Compeer Inc., where he also served as a board member. He is survived by his wife, Maryanne; a daughter; a son; a daughter-in-law; a son-in-law; and four grandchildren.
Milton E. Rabbitt ’45, of Gregory, Mich.; Aug. 17. He was a retired engineer. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by two sons, a daughter-in-law, and seven grandchildren.
Herbert Hirsch ’46, of New York City; Oct. 9. He worked at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson as a corporate and art lawyer, making partner. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He served as chair of the Art Law Committee of the New York Bar Assoc. He is survived by a son, three daughters-in-law, and five grandchildren.
Edwin M. Knights ’46, of Nashua, N.H., formerly of Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; Sept. 19, of heart and kidney failure. He was a retired pathologist. He worked as a medical director of SmithKline Bio-Science Labs in Detroit and was on the medical staffs of three Detroit-area hospitals. For a short time he worked as a ringside physician in Detroit for the Golden Gloves professional boxing fights, seeing five world title fights, including the Holmes/Spinks fight. He wrote numerous articles for history magazines and was the author of Ultramicro Methods for Clinical Laboratories. He operated a tree farm in Michigan and enjoyed genealogy and playing the piano. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps. He was past president of the Michigan Society of Pathologists and the Oakland County Medical Society. He was a Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, the American College of Physicians, the American College of Pathologists, and the International Academy of Pathology. He is survived by his wife, Ruth; three children, including Ross ’84 and Edwin ’72; three grandchildren, including Elizabeth Knights ’06; and two great-grandchildren.
Robert E. Lowe ’46, of Fort Pierce, Fla., formerly of Bath, Ohio; Oct. 4, after a brief illness. He had a long career at Babcock & Wilcox Co. and holds patents in steam generation engineering. For four years he lived in Saudi Arabia while building a desalinization plant. At Brown he was a captain of the football team. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a founding member of the Bath Athletic Club. He served as commodore of the Fort Pierce Yacht Club and was president and treasurer of Cove Dunes Condo Assoc. for many years. He enjoyed building and doing gardening projects for his family. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; a daughter; a son; a daughter-in-law; a son-in-law; two stepchildren; four grandchildren; and a brother.
Joanne Vardakis Hologgitas ’47, of Newport, R.I.; Sept. 14. She was a clinical chemist and served as associate director of the biochemistry department at Rhode Island Hospital. She retired in 1988. She was past president of the Newport Hospital Auxiliary and was the 2009 Auxiliary Person of the Year. She was a 53-year member and past grand president of the Daughters of Penelope. She is survived by a sister and several nieces and nephews.
Glen A. Whitfield ’47, of Visalia, Calif.; Mar. 17. He was a general building contractor who also taught his trade at the College of the Sequoias in Visalia and College of the Redwoods in Eureka, Calif. He enjoyed building custom homes, schools, and restaurants. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his wife, Camilla; five children; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Robert A. Alesch ’48, of Madison, Wisc.; Feb. 17, 2014.
Nancy Cantor Eddy ’48, of Framingham, Mass.; Oct. 5. She was an artist who exhibited her work throughout the New England area in numerous shows and was the recipient of several awards. Her work has been highlighted on the cover of Pen Woman Magazine of the National League of American Pen Women. She was one of the founders of the Temple Beth Am’s annual art show in Framingham, Mass. She was active in Brown alumni affairs, serving as class marshal, reunion chair, and class president. She was a member of the Cambridge Art Assoc., the Copley Society, the Concord Art Assoc., and the National League of American Pen Women, and was an associate member of the American Water Color Society and the Allied Artists of America. She is survived by her husband, William; two daughters; a son; and five grandchildren.
Robert K. Healey ’48, of Gates Mills, Ohio; Sept. 21. He was an executive vice president of Leaseway Transportation in Beachwood, Ohio. He retired in 1986. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the board of the H.M. O’Neill Charitable Trust and O’Neill Brothers Foundation, Park View Federal Savings Bank, St. Vincent Charity Hospital, and the Cleveland Playhouse. He was a founding member of Glen Oak School for Girls, which later became part of Gilmour Academy. He enjoyed fly-fishing and playing golf and tennis. He is survived by his wife, Corinne; two daughters; two sons; two daughters-in-law; two sons-in-law; and eight grandchildren.
Souren Mouradjian ’48, of Cranston, R.I.; Oct. 16. He was a chemical engineer who retired as technical director at Carol Cable Co. in Lincoln, R.I. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army and was the recipient of the Purple Heart, the Presidential Unit Citation, and the Bronze Star. He was a devoted servant for more than 62 years at Sts. Vartanantz Armenian Apostolic Church, where he served as archdeacon and choir director. The church choir room is dedicated in his honor. He was a member of the American Chemical Society. He is survived by his wife, Sara; a daughter; a son; a daughter-in-law; and two grandchildren.
Claire Wilson Enstice ’49, of Rainbow City, Ala.; July 30. She taught in the Newport, R.I., public school system in her early career. Later she and her husband owned and operated the Alabama Princess Riverboat, which led scenic cruises on the Coosa River in Gadsden. She was interested in world events. She is survived by three daughters, two sons, and two grandchildren.
William K. Flanagan ’49, of Monroe, Conn.; Aug. 20. He worked as a litigator in his father’s law firm in Newark, N.J., before joining the ITT Corporation, where he worked for 30 years as an international corporate transaction attorney. He retired from ITT in 1987 and for several years after was an attorney for Walsh Construction Co. in Trumbull, Conn. He also served the town of Darien, Conn., for more than 12 years on various committees. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Darien Senior Men’s Assoc. and the Senior Songsters, and sang with several church choirs. He is survived by four children, five grandchildren, brother Bruce Flanagan ’54, and niece Eileen Brown ’79.
Christopher Georges ’49, of Knoxville, Tenn.; Sept. 8. He was a 17-year district sales manager for Pipe Line Service in Atlanta before moving to Knoxville in 1971, where he was named sales manager for the Extron plastic pipe division of Pipe Line Service. In 1979 he started his own sales agency, Chris Georges Sales Co. He retired in 2010. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He enjoyed playing golf and was a member of Fox Den Country Club and Church Street United Methodist Church. He is survived by a daughter, a son-in-law, a grandson, two sisters, and many nieces and nephews.
Thomas Nicholas ’49, of Centerville, Mass., formerly of Trumbull, Conn.; Jan. 17, 2014, after a long illness. He became a Master Mason in 1951 and was an assistant football coach at the Univ. of Bridgeport (Conn.). He later worked for GMAC as a manager of an auto dealership in Westport, Conn., and then went to work for the Borden Dairy Co. In 2007 he moved to Centerville. At Brown he was a member of the football team and Phi Delta Theta. He is survived by a daughter, two sons, a son-in-law, two daughters-in-law, six grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Antonio Paolella ’49, of Cranston, R.I.; Sept. 21. He was employed at General Insulated Cable and American Insulated Wire for 40 years. During World War II he served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a member of the American Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, the Knights of Columbus, and Immaculate Conception Church. He enjoyed playing sports with his children and grandchildren, skiing, gardening, cooking, and solving crossword puzzles. He is survived by his wife, Betty; three sons; three daughters-in-law; and eight grandchildren.
Robert A. Pearson ’49, of Ormond Beach, Fla., formerly of Wilmington, Del.; Jan. 15, 2014. He retired from the DuPont Co. after 33 years as a research chemist/project specialist. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Christ Presbyterian Church in Ormond, where he taught adult Sunday school. He enjoyed traveling, reading, and the Boston Red Sox. He is survived by his wife, Elsa; a brother; and several nieces and nephews.
Alden W. Poole ’49, of Quincy, Mass.; Oct. 17. He was a newspaper editor and emeritus professor of communications at Simmons College. He had been a reporter for the Taunton Daily Gazette, editor of the Bristol Phoenix, and editor of the Haverhill Gazette prior to joining the staff at the Boston Herald. He remained at the Boston Herald for 18 years in various capacities, including copy editor, makeup editor, wire editor, and news director before becoming executive news editor in 1972. In addition, he taught journalism courses part-time at Simmons College and Suffolk Univ. for many years. He became a full-time professor in the communications department at Simmons in 1972 and later served as department chairman. He was an active member of several professional organizations, including the American Newspaper Guild, the Society of Professional Journalists, the Assoc. for Education in Journalism, the New England Press Assoc., and the American Assoc. of University Professors. He retired from teaching in 1986 to devote his time to peace and social justice. He lectured on peace, took part in many peace vigils and demonstrations, joined Projects for Youth, served in the NAACP’s Boston branch, was involved with the South Shore Human Rights Coalition, and volunteered at Haley House Soup Kitchen in Boston for 10 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans and active member of Veterans for Peace. In 2008 he was recognized by the Quincy mayor and city council for his long record of advocacy for peace and social justice. He was an amateur carpenter and donated time to Habitat for Humanity and Swords into Plowshares. He was a founding member of the Quincy Choral Society, where he sang in the bass section for 25 years. He was an avid bicyclist and swimmer and enjoyed sailing and skiing. He is survived by his wife, Janet; six daughters; two sons; 20 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Howard G. Seaver ’49, of Bedford, N.H.; Oct. 10. He retired as a branch manager of the Bedford offices of Amica Mutual Insurance Co. after 36 years of service. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. In retirement he enjoyed traveling, sailing, canoeing, and skiing. He was a member of the American Legion. He is survived by a daughter, a son, a daughter-in-law, a son-in-law, four grandsons, and three great-grandchildren.
Norman E. Benson ’50, of Peabody, Mass.; Sept. 16, after a brief illness. He had a 38-year career at General Electric Co. in Lynn, Mass. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a member of his church choir for many years and a charter member of the Brooksby Gentlemen Chorus. He was active in several volunteer activities at his church. He enjoyed writing, bird-watching, gardening, boating, woodworking and spending time with his family on the Maine coast. He is survived by his wife, Joan; three daughters; two sons-in-law; and five grandchildren.
Robert L. Harwood ’50, of Reading, Mass., formerly of Potomac, Md.; July 23, after a long illness. He remained in the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Air Force Reserve for four decades, retiring with the rank of major. He served as an air traffic controller and as a Washington area student admission liaison officer to the U.S. Air Force Academy. He retired in 1989. He worked as a sales executive for Washington area construction companies before starting his own business, Harwood & Associates Inc., specializing in movable partitions for schools, churches, and offices. He volunteered coaching youth basketball and baseball for the YMCA and Farmland Athletic Assoc. In 1996 he moved to Naples, Fla., where he served as a deacon for the Moorings Presbyterian Church. In 2012 he moved to Massachusetts. He is survived by a daughter, three sons, three daughters-in-law, a son-in-law, and seven grandchildren.
John F. Besozzi Jr. ’51, of Torrington, Conn.; Sept. 16. He worked at his father’s company, the John F. Besozzi Insurance Agency, before beginning to practice law in Torrington. He retired in 1996. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Air Force and later the U.S. Air Force Reserves. He was a member of the Torrington, Litchfield County, and Connecticut State bar associations. He is survived by a daughter, two sons, a daughter-in-law, three grandchildren, a sister, and several nieces and nephews.
Holcomb L. Gunn Jr. ’51, of Little Rock, Ark.; Sept. 21. He ran the family business, Gunn Distributing Co. and Indoor Comfort, before founding Gunn Systems, a computer software business. After retiring from the computer business, he and his wife opened the I-40 Antique Mall. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed traveling in his RV searching for antiques. He is survived by his wife, Georgiana; three daughters; a son; and three grandchildren.
Wesley A. Hall ’51, of South Royalton, Vt., formerly of Telluride, Colo., and North Canton, Conn.; Sept. 30. He began teaching in Cranston, R.I., and later moved to Telluride, where he held various teaching posts before assuming the position of superintendent of schools in Telluride. He retired as a school administrator in the West Hartford, Conn., public school system and moved to Vermont in 1990. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member of the National Education Assoc., the National Assoc. of Secondary School Principals, and the American Assoc. of School Administrators. He is survived by three daughters, including Gwendolyn Hall-Smith ’84 AM; three grandchildren; a sister; and nieces and nephews.
Edgar E. Johnson Jr. ’51, of Chevy Chase, Md., formerly of Fort Worth, Tex.; Sept. 28. He was a newspaper reporter for a few small papers in Texas before joining the staff at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram; he was reporting at the time of JFK’s shooting. He moved to France for a while and returned to manage real estate investments in the Washington, D.C., area. He enjoyed traveling with his wife on Brown Travelers trips. He is survived by his wife, Lynette; two sons, including Mark ’86; and two grandchildren.
William G. Thierfelder ’51, of Bethlehem, Pa.; Sept. 18, of chronic heart failure and stroke. He was an electrical engineer with Bell Laboratories in Allentown for 34 years. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Palmer Moravian Church, where he was a trustee and elder. He was also a member of the Kiwanis Club of Palmer Twp. and the Telephone Pioneers of America. He was a former member of the Citizens Advisory Committee, Environmental Steering Committee, and Municipal Sewer Authority, all in Palmer Township. He enjoyed gardening, woodworking, reading, and camping. He is survived by his wife, Virginia; a daughter; son William ’77; a daughter-in-law; a son-in-law; and three grandchildren.
Lydia Dodge Tyler ’51, of Fishkill, N.Y.; Oct. 2. She was a homemaker. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, gardening, needlework, reading, and learning. She is survived by a daughter, a son, and three grandchildren.
Joanne Rubin Doxer ’52, of Naples, Fla., formerly of Lynnfield, Mass.; Aug. 2, of heart failure. She was an elementary school teacher for many years. She also worked as an executive secretary of Combined Jewish Philanthropies. She is survived by her husband, Arthur; a daughter; a son-in-law; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Gilbert H. Kelley ’52, of Blue Point, N.Y.; Oct. 12. He worked for more than 35 years as an engineer with Grumman Aerospace and headed the Infrared Imaging Division. He retired in 1993. He was past president of the Great South Bay Yacht Racing Assoc. and a 50-year member of the Sayville Yacht Club. He was also a member and past senior warden at St. Ann’s Episcopal Church in Sayville. He is survived by a daughter, two sons, a son-in-law, and four grandchildren.
Fred M. Lougee ’52, of West Palm Beach, Fla., formerly of Farmington and West Hartford, Conn.; Sept. 24. He began his career in education working in the West Hartford public schools and then as a professor of modern languages at Central Connecticut State Univ., where he remained until his retirement. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Army. He was an officer for the National Council of Foreign Languages for many years. He had a pilot’s license and owned his own plane, and enjoyed collecting classic cars. He also bought, renovated, and sold more than 50 homes in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Florida. He is survived by a sister, a brother-in-law, a sister-in-law, and nieces and nephews.
Dorothy Phillips Urch ’52, of Fort Myers Beach, Fla., formerly of Hadley, Mass.; Aug. 12. She was a teacher and for the last 14 years worked as a reading specialist in the Hadley school system. She taught in Japan, Germany, Kenya, Australia, and England. Her teaching and travel adventures took her to five continents. She was an active member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Amherst, where she taught Sunday school, was a deacon, and chaired the Altar Guild. She enjoyed reading, swimming, and supporting the Democratic Party at local and state levels. She is survived by her husband, George; a daughter; two sons; a daughter-in-law; a son-in-law; and seven grandchildren.
Diane Schwimmer Ellison ’53, of San Rafael, Calif.; Sept. 24. She was an elementary school teacher in Boston before moving to California. She joined the Marin County Office of Education in the mid-1980s and the Ross Valley school district in 1992. She was involved in several committees in the San Rafael school system. She also served as a regional director of the Camp Fire Golden Gate Council in Marin. She was a San Francisco Opera season ticket holder for three decades. She enjoyed trips to New York City to visit museums and attend the theater. She is survived by a daughter, a son, a daughter-in-law, a granddaughter, a sister, a niece, and a nephew.
John E. Hammett Jr. ’53, of Stirling, N.J.; Sept. 27. He was a retired Buick automobile dealer. He worked for 40 years at Hart Buick in Clifton, N.J., going from salesman to manager to president/owner. He earned numerous sales awards throughout his career. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserves. He was a member of Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church, serving on the vestry and as chair of the finance committee. He was a former member of the Upper Montclair Country Club. He was an avid outdoorsman and trophy-winning sportsman. He is survived by his wife, Virginia; a daughter; two sons; two daughters-in-law; a son-in-law; and five grandchildren.
Roger Brandwein ’54, of Scarsdale, N.Y.; June 29. He was a practicing attorney. He served as the State Welfare Inspector General. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a former member of the Scarsdale Auxiliary Police. A former chairman of the Boy Scouts Higher Award Committee, he was an Eagle Scout himself. He was active in two French wine societies. He was a member of the New York Bar Assoc., the Westchester County Bar Assoc., and the New York County Lawyers’ Assoc. He is survived by his wife, Margaret; and two sons.
Thomas E. Evans ’54, of Rehoboth, Mass.; Sept. 20. He was an engineer at Texas Instruments until 1983. He held six patents. He was later president of Evans Findings Co. in East Providence, a family business. He retired in 2000. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the Bristol Yacht Club and Rehoboth Congregational Church. He enjoyed woodworking and traveling. He is survived by a daughter; two sons, including Peter ’83; two daughters-in-law, including Lisa Heavey Evans ’84; granddaughters Sara Evans ’11 and Katie Goldman ’10; and a sister, Claire Dewey ’51.
Ethel Barrett Graham ’54, of Falmouth, Me., formerly of Bristol, Conn.; Sept. 24. She was a retired English teacher at Northeast School in Bristol. She was a member of the D.A.R., the Colonial Dames, the Chippanee Golf Club, and the Connecticut Women’s Golf Assoc. She enjoyed skiing and golf. She is survived by her husband, Malcolm; two daughters; a son; a daughter-in-law; two sons-in-law; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Alvin D. Greenberg ’54, of Boise, Idaho; Sept. 27. He taught for 34 years at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn. He is the author of four novels, four books of short fiction, ten books of poems, a collection of personal essays, three operas, and an improvisational play for children. He was a supporter of the American Cancer Society, the NAACP, Human Rights Watch, and the Humane Society. He is survived by his wife, Janet; a daughter; two sons; a daughter-in-law; four grandchildren; and a brother.
Charles E. Hayes Jr. ’54, of Lewes, Del.; Aug. 30, of acute myeloid leukemia. He was president of Charles Elwyn Hayes Co., an advertising agency founded by his father in 1933, headquartered in the Tribune Tower. He joined the company in 1956 while selling advertising space in the Chicago Tribune, and took over the company in 1966 after his father’s death. In the 1980s he spun off a satellite company, New Neighbor Marketing, which is currently run by his two sons. At Brown he was a member of the football team. He was a veteran of the U.S. Naval Reserve. He enjoyed staying at his house on Block Island each summer. He is survived by his wife, Joan Rountree Hayes ’52; two sons; two daughters-in-law; five grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
Gerald J. Poliks ’55, of Aurora, Ill.; Aug. 13. He taught philosophy, religion, and ethics at Waubonsee Community College, College of DuPage, and the Univ. of St. Francis (all in Illinois) for many years. In retirement he worked on his manuscript, Seeking Transformation: An Exploration into the Tension between Law and Grace. He is survived by his wife, Olive; a sister; and many extended family members and friends.
John F. Powers ’55, of Ridgewood, N.J.; Aug. 1. He worked at Ridgewood Village Ford in auto sales for many years. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Army and received the Bronze Star. He was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. He is survived by nieces and nephews.
Rose Wochomurka Morrison ’56, of Hebron, Conn.; Sept. 15. She worked in the computer department of Pratt & Whitney in East Hartford, Conn., and later as a supervisor within the Connecticut State Retirement Services Division in Hartford. She enjoyed playing bridge and cheering for the Boston Red Sox and the UConn women’s basketball team. She is survived by two daughters, two sons-in-law, three grandchildren, brother Charles ’48, and nephew Charles III ’76.
Peter T. Barstow ’57, of Worcester, Mass.; Sept. 23. He worked in radio and television for many years before joining the advertising industry, writing and producing commercials and creating training materials at Horton, Church & Goff Inc., in Providence. In 1983 he established his own company, Barstow Associates. He was the Brown announcer for the football, basketball, and hockey teams. He was a recipient of many recognition awards for film projects done for Horton, Church & Goff. He was chairman of the board of the Rhode Island Heart Assoc. and president of Lake Lashaway. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie; three children; and four grandchildren.
Burton W. Blank ’57, of Fort Pierce, Fla., formerly of Syosset, N.Y.; Sept. 17. He had a variety of professional experiences over the course of his life, including owning a restaurant, working for the IRS, and serving as CEO for investment firms on Wall Street. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed traveling, playing tennis, cheering for the New York Yankees and the New York Knicks, and being a season ticket holder for the New York Giants. He is survived by his companion, Eleanor Roth; two daughters; two sons-in-law; and four grandchildren.
Carol Wosak Hill ’57, of Shelburne, Vt.; Sept. 12. She established the Modern Dance Group, where she taught, performed, and promoted professional dancers and performing artists in the Burlington area. She later assisted her husband in operating Bruce Hill Yacht Sales. She was a member of the Burlington Dance Theater and the Vermont Council on the Arts. She is survived by her husband, Bruce; two daughters; a son; a daughter-in-law; two sons-in-law; six grandchildren; and a brother.
John C. Quinn ’57, of Jamestown, R.I.; Aug. 1. He worked as a production control manager at A.T. Cross in Lincoln, R.I. An avid sailor, he was inducted into the Intercollegiate Sailing Hall of Fame, served as a judge in the America’s Cup competitor trials and won the Navigator’s Award in the Newport to Bermuda Race. He was president of the Narragansett Bay Yachting Assoc. and commodore of the Conanicut Yacht Club. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Edgewood Yacht Club, the New York Yacht Club, and the Cruising Club of America. He is survived by his wife, Sylvia; daughter Katherine Quinn ’93; and three sons, including Michael ’89.
Joseph S. Shapiro ’57, of New York City, formerly of Chestnut Hill, Mass.; Oct. 18, of cancer. He worked at Lundermac, a Whirlpool distributor in Dedham, Mass., until he retired in 2007 as president and moved to New York City. He was a director of the Multihousing Laundry Assoc. and was active in alumni affairs as a member of the Brown Club of Boston. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed spending time with his family and attending his grandchildren’s sporting events. He is survived by a daughter; a son, Kenneth ’87; a daughter-in-law; four grandchildren; a sister; and a brother-in-law.
Mary Carl Briner ’58, of Houston; Sept. 12. She was a former interior design consultant with Georgian Homes Interiors. She is survived by a son, two grandchildren, a sister, and a brother.
Robert F. Cunningham ’58, of Roslyn Heights, N.Y.; Oct. 8. He was the general manager of Cunningham Pontiac until his retirement in 2009. He enjoyed sailing, fishing, and playing golf. He is survived by his wife, Doris; three sons, including Robert ’85; three daughters-in-law, including Barbara Shinn-Cunningham ’86; eight grandchildren, including Robert Cunningham ’17; brother Kenneth Cunningham ’63; and a sister-in-law.
Leigh A. Wilson ’58, of Lady Lake, Fla.; Aug. 9, of Alzheimer’s. He was a retired sales representative. He spent years as the sales and marketing director of exclusive country club communities throughout Florida and the Carolinas, which included the Polo Club of Boca Raton and The Cliffs of Glassy Mountain in South Carolina. At Brown he was a member of the Jabberwocks. He was a veteran of the U.S. Merchant Marines. He is survived by his wife, Janice; a daughter; two sons; six grandchildren; and two sisters.
Robert M. Lawson ’59, of Longmeadow, Mass.; Aug. 12, of heart failure. He was a professor of philosophy for many years at Springfield College. He was involved in the Massachusetts Citizens Against the Death Penalty, the Massachusetts Senior Action Council and the Longmeadow Democratic town committee. He enjoyed acting in local theater productions. He is survived by his wife, Jane, of 87 Birchwood Rd., Longmeadow 01106; two daughters; a son; two sons-in-law; four grandchildren; a brother, R. Alan ’55; and a sister-in-law.
Patricia Brady McNeil ’59, of Quincy, Mass.; Oct. 3. She taught for many years at Silver Lake Regional Middle School. She retired in 1997. She was a member of the Plymouth Yacht Club for more than 70 years. She enjoyed traveling, skiing, sailing, and playing golf and tennis. She is survived by a daughter and her spouse, a brother, and a sister-in-law.
Martha White Keister ’60, of Parker, Colo., formerly of Ossining, N.Y.; May 1, of cancer. She was a reference/documents librarian at Pace Univ. in New York in 1980 and later an associate librarian and head of public services at Pace from 1984 to 1991. From 1992 to 2006 she served as library instruction coordinator at the Univ. of Denver’s Strum College of Law and later as foreign, comparative, and international law librarian. She was active with Denver’s master’s in American and Comparative Law program. She was a member of the International Assoc. of Law Libraries, the American Assoc. of Law Libraries, the Law Library Assoc. of Greater New York, and the Colorado Assoc. of Law Libraries. In remembrance, the Colorado Assoc. of Law Libraries established the Martha W. Keister Memorial Travel Grant to inspire future generations of law librarians in their educational endeavors. She enjoyed reading, quilting, and mah-jongg. She is survived by her husband, William; a daughter; a son; two grandchildren; a sister; two brothers; and several nieces and nephews.
Karl Alexander Tunberg ’60, of Westlake Village, Calif.; Mar. 30, of lung cancer. He was raised in a family of screenwriters: his father was William Tunberg, who wrote Old Yeller, and his uncle was Karl Tunberg, who wrote Ben-Hur. He worked in various jobs and taught at California State Univ. and the Univ. of Hawaii before working in the film industry as a screenwriter, producer, lighting director, and gaffer. He wrote Time After Time, which became a 1979 feature film. His other books include Jaclyn the Ripper, The Curse of the Vampire, and, most recently, Time-Crossed Lovers, which was an award-winning finalist in the Fiction: Science Fiction category of the 2013 International Book Awards. During the Vietnam War he served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He is survived by his wife, Kateri; five children; a stepdaughter; 10 grandchildren; and a brother.
Franklin R. Raiter ’61, of Kennebunk, Me., formerly of Washington, D.C.; Apr. 5, 2014. Following his time in U.S. Naval Intelligence, he worked as a policy analyst with the Maritime Administration in Washington, D.C., until he retired to Maine in 2003. He coauthored The Fires of Autumn. He was a member of the Cumberland Club in Portland, Me., and the Eagle Rock Yacht Club, where he served as commodore. He is survived by his wife, Maureen; a daughter; a granddaughter; and a sister.
Edward N. Lippincott ’62, of Little Falls, N.J., formerly of Montclair, N.J.; Aug. 29. He was a former senior partner at Stryker, Tams & Dill in Newark, where he became chair of the real estate department, working in all aspects of commercial real estate. He was involved with many entities, such as the Montclair Art Museum, the Newark Museum, and the Shakespeare Theatre at Drew Univ., where he rendered legal counsel. He was a member of the Montclair Historic Preservation Commission and served as board member and president of the Essex Club in Newark. He was a trustee of the Newark Regional Business Partnership for many years. He enjoyed opera and the arts. He is survived by a sister and two nephews.
Gerald E. DeFilippo ’64, of Elmira, N.Y.; Sept. 14, following a brief illness. He practiced law at The DeFilippo Law Firm in Elmira until just before his death. He enjoyed playing and coaching basketball and spending time with his grandchildren. He is survived by a daughter, a son, a daughter-in-law, three grandchildren, a brother, and four nieces.
Gail Wright Goltra ’64, of Middleburg, Va.; Apr. 17, of cancer. She was an art historian. After graduating from Brown she studied in Vienna; Athens; and Kyoto, Japan, where she lived in a monastery on the Ise Peninsula. She was an avid racer and spent summers sailing in Edgartown, Mass. She won the Edgartown Yacht Club Commodore’s Cup in 1960. She was active in the work of the Venerable Order of St. John of Jerusalem, traveling more than 10 times to East Jerusalem. She was made a Dame of the Order by Queen Elizabeth II in 1999 in recognition of her support and commitment. She is survived by her husband, Peter; two stepsons; four step-grandchildren; and a sister.
Herbert L. Jenkins Jr. ’65, of Warren, R.I.; Aug. 23. He was an information technology executive for Amica Insurance Co. for more than 30 years. He retired in 1998. He volunteered with the Warren Fire Department Engine 6. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; three daughters; nine grandchildren; a sister; a niece and a nephew.
Leonard A. Harrison ’66, of San Francisco; May 18.
James A. Miller ’66, of Hartford, Conn.; June 19. He was a professor of English and American Studies at Trinity College in Hartford. Before joining the Trinity faculty in 1972 he was an assistant professor of humanities at CUNY and Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn and was the black studies program director at the Univ. of Buffalo. He wrote numerous articles and was the author of Remembering Scottsboro: The Legacy of An Infamous Trial. He was active in community affairs, serving on the Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz board and the Hartford Stage Co. governing board, and as a trustee of the Mark Twain Memorial in Hartford. He was a member of the African Heritage Studies Assoc., the American Assoc. of University Professors, and the African-American Historical Assoc. He is survived by his wife, Johnetta; a daughter; a son; three grandchildren; two sisters; and two brothers.
Anthony J. Baublis ’67, of Gardner, Mass.; Oct. 10, following a long illness. He worked as an information systems manager for 25 years at Digital Equipment Corporation of Maynard. He left in 1991 and was later employed by various technical companies, retiring in 2006. He was a member of Gardner Municipal Golf Course, Norco Sportsman’s Club, and Annunciation Parish/Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church of Gardner. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, boating, hunting, fishing, biking, reading, and playing golf. He is survived by his wife, Claire; a daughter; two sons; two daughters-in-law; a son-in-law; eight grandchildren; and a brother.
C. Eric Walburgh ’67, of Asheville, N.C.; Sept. 28, struck by a falling tree. He was a pediatric surgeon at Mission Children’s Hospital. He previously worked as chief of the department of surgery at Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters in Norfolk, Va., and as assistant clinical professor of pediatrics and surgery at the Eastern Virginia Medical School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Naval Reserve, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Pediatrics, and a member of the American Pediatric Surgical Assoc. and the Canadian Assoc. of Pediatric Surgeons. He enjoyed cooking, reading, and long walks with his three dogs. He is survived by his wife, Regie; a brother; and a sister-in-law.
Nicholas J. Gonzalez ’68, of New York City; July 21. He was a pioneering cancer treatment doctor offering intensive nutritional therapy in the treatment of advanced cancer and other incurable diseases, as well as for prevention. He received a grant in support of his work from the National Cancer Institute and the Food and Drug Administration approved his therapy for use in a clinical trial. Publication of his pilot study appeared in Nutrition and Cancer in June 1999, reporting significant results for pancreatic cancer. In 2004 he coauthored positive results of animal work performed with Dr. Parvis Pour in the peer-reviewed journal Pancreas. He wrote several papers and wrote or cowrote many books on the subject, most recently What Went Wrong: The Truth Behind the Clinical Trial of the Enzyme Treatment of Cancer, which was awarded the silver Benjamin Franklin Award by the Independent Book Publishers Assoc. in June 2013. Furthering his work, he formed the Nutritional Research and Education Foundation in Manhattan. He was a recipient of numerous awards, including the 2000 Ernst L. Wynder Award from the Center of Mind-Body Medicine, the 2000 Distinguished Pioneer in Alternative Medicine Award from the Foundation for the Advancement of Innovative Medicine, the 2010 Integrity in Science Award from the Weston A. Price Foundation, and the 2012 Cancer Control Society Humanitarian Award. He was a fellow of the American Institute of Stress. Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by his wife, Mary Beth; his mother; two sisters; a brother; and several nieces and nephews. A foundation has been started in his name. Details can be found at www.dr-gonzalez.com
Thomas C. Chestna ’69, of Guilford, Conn.; Sept. 2. He worked as a principal in Charter Oak Energy, a division of Northeast Utilities, traveling the world as the company’s representative in the building of power plants. He is survived by his wife, Theresa; a daughter, Tamara Chestna Danison ’02; a son, Thomas C. Chestna III ’94; a daughter-in-law; a son-in-law; and two grandchildren.
Donald Hoppe ’69, of Wheaton, Ill.; Aug. 27. He was a medical malpractice defense attorney working for such firms as Kirkland & Ellis, Peterson & Ross, and Johnson & Bell. In recent years he practiced with his wife. He was an active member of the Illinois State Bar Assoc., for which he taught trial practice and professional liability. He was also an active member of the Wheaton Evangelical Free Church. He enjoyed coaching his children’s baseball and basketball teams, rescuing animals, traveling, and rooting for the Chicago White Sox. He is survived by his wife, Karen; a daughter; two sons; and a granddaughter.
Elias M. Nassar ’76, of Charleroi, Pa.; Sept. 16, of liver cancer. He worked for many years in the insurance business before creating his own dust suppression company, Emulsion Technologies. Through the years he evolved in his faith and devoted years to writing, recording, and performing his own Christian rock music. He enjoyed singing, playing the piano, mulching, woodworking, sanding, and staining. He is survived by his wife, Lou Ann; his children; a sister; and a brother.
David Y. Cho ’77, of Altamonte Springs, Fla., formerly of Sharon, Mass.; Aug. 28. He was the former vice president of D.C. Software. He enjoyed playing golf weekly at Wekiva Golf Club and supporting his daughters’ hobbies, coaching their Odyssey of the Mind and lacrosse teams. He was a fan of the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. He is survived by two daughters, a son-in-law, and his mother.
Randolph E. Ross ’77, of Brooklyn Heights, N.Y.; Aug. 7, of sarcoma. He worked for more than 30 years in the securities industry as a securities analyst, portfolio manager, and private investor. He was a private pilot and proud owner of a 1946 Aeronca Champion airplane. He is survived by his wife, Joan.
Steven S. Holt ’82, of San Francisco; Aug. 13. In 1979 he received a kidney transplant that enabled him to continue his education and live in good health for more than 20 years. He had been on kidney dialysis for the past 15 years and was able to keep teaching and writing until his death. After graduation he moved to New York City as a fellow at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. He was editor of ID Magazine and was cofounder of the industrial design program at Parsons School of Design. In 1990 he moved to California to pursue a master’s in product design at Stanford. After graduation he joined the global consultancy Frog Design as visionary and later became vice president. In 1995 he began teaching at the California College of Arts and Crafts in San Francisco (now California College of the Arts). He was named 2003 Distinguished Professor of Design. He is survived by his wife, Mara, a son; his parents; a sister; and two brothers.
Huntington H. Blair ’83, of Montpelier, Vt.; Sept. 1. He worked in health care and on health care reform, beginning at Vermont Health Care Assoc. and later overseeing development of the new Copley Manor facility in Morrisville, Vt. He was recruited to the role of deputy commissioner of the division of health reform and state health information technology coordinator, which led to a position as principal adviser to the National Coordinator for Health IT in Washington, D.C. He continued working nationally as an independent consultant. He enjoyed kayaking and outdoor wildlife, especially at Wrightsville Reservoir. He is survived by his wife, Sarah Boyd Blair ’86; two sons; his mother; and his stepmother.
Bambie Plante Brown ’98, of Beaverton, Ore.; Oct. 12. She was a receptionist at Aloha Animal Hospital in Aloha, Ore. She is survived by her father Leo Plante ’68.
Millicent Lang Bell ’51 AM, ’55 PhD, of Boston; Aug. 6. She was a literary scholar, an author, and a professor emerita at Boston Univ. She began high school at the age of nine and enrolled at NYU at the age of 15. During World War II she worked as a reporter for many publications, including the Savannah Evening Press, the Toledo Blade, the Philadelphia Record, and Time Inc. She also served as an associate editor of Architectural Forum. She was the author of numerous books, including Marquand: An American Life, which was nominated for the National Book Award in biography and for the Pulitzer Prize. She was honored for her works with a Howard Foundation Fellowship, a Shell Foundation Award, a National Endowment for the Humanities Senior Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Winship Prize. She held roles in many literary organizations, including president of the New England College English Assoc., president of the Hawthorne Society, and member of the editorial board of the Henry James Review. A devoted philanthropist, she established the Millicent and Eugene Bell Foundation in 2008; endowed the Bell Center for Regenerative Biology and Tissue Engineering at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass.; and established fellowships in literature at NYU and in biology at MIT, as well as a professorship in tissue engineering at the Univ. of Chicago. She traveled the world as a lecturer and guest professor and enjoyed reading poetry and spending time with family. She is survived by a daughter, a son, and grandchildren.
Otto L. Forchheimer ’51 PhD, of York, Pa.; July 20. He was the acting director of research at General Abrasive Co. and manager of the chemistry division at Trionics Corp. before joining J.E. Baker Co. in 1962, from which he retired as vice president. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Saint John Episcopal Church, where he served on the vestry and as senior warden. He was also a member of the American Chemical Society, the Society for the Advancement of Management, the American Ceramic Society, the American Contract Bridge League, and the White Rose Bridge Club. He is survived by his wife, Lesesne; a daughter; a son; a daughter-in-law; a son-in-law; two grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Richard C. Doenges ’55 AM, of Gainesville, Fla.; Aug. 24, from complications after a fall. He spent his entire career at the Univ. of Bridgeport (Conn.), where he was associate professor of English for many decades and later served as dean of the School of Arts and Sciences. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. In retirement he enjoyed traveling. He is survived by his wife, Audrey; a daughter; two sons; two daughters-in-law; five stepchildren; two grandsons; a brother; a sister-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.
Elroy O. LaCasce Jr. ’55 PhD, of Raymond, Me.; Sept. 8. He was a professor of physics at Bowdoin College. He retired in 1993 with emeritus status. Before joining the Bowdoin faculty he worked for a year at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C. He then entered the U.S. Foreign Service for two years, working as vice counsel in Beirut, Lebanon. He was considered an expert on underwater acoustics and was the author of several publications on the physics of sound. He conducted research at Bowdoin, Yale, and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He was a member of the Acoustical Society of America and Sigma Xi, and served as vice chairman of the New England Section of the American Assoc. of Physics Teachers. A figure skater for 43 years, he was also a test judge for the U.S. Figure Skating Assoc. from 1961 to 1991.
John J. Clarke ’57 PhD, of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Clarks Summit, Pa.; Aug. 28. A professor emeritus of communication at the Univ. of Scranton, he taught the university’s print media courses from 1986 to 1995. He was also a professor emeritus of journalism at Ohio State Univ., where he was a faculty member from 1967 to 1986. He had been a reporter, copy editor, and news editor for the Scranton Times for 12 years, while also teaching graduate and undergraduate English literature and journalism. Prior to joining the Scranton Times, he was New England correspondent for the Baltimore Evening Sun and a reporter and editor for the Journal Bulletin in Providence. He was a member of the ProJo team whose coverage of a 1952 bank robbery and siege won a Pulitzer Prize for local news reporting. For 22 years he also directed summer internship programs for the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund, supervising college students as they worked on newspaper copy desks in cities throughout America. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He was a former president of Newspaper Guild Scranton Local 177 and a writing and editing coach for the Scranton Times. He was named 1986 Distinguished Journalism Professor by the National Society of Professional Journalists. He is survived by his wife, Ruth; three daughters; two sons-in-law; and six grandchildren.
George M. O’Brien ’64 AM, of Duluth, Minn.; Sept. 27, after suffering a stroke and being diagnosed with lung cancer. He was a professor of German at the Univ. of Minnesota in Duluth, taking several sabbaticals to conduct research and writing in Germany and Austria, and leading student studies abroad. In retirement he wrote and published Murder in Red Rock Country. He enjoyed the sport of wrestling. He is survived by his wife, Alicia; a daughter; a son; a son-in-law; and two granddaughters.
Robert C. Hackett ’66 MAT, of Rochester, N.H., formerly of Providence; Sept. 13. He taught social studies and English at George J. West Junior High School, Esek Hopkins Junior High School, and Hope High School, all in Providence, until he retired in 1990. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and enjoyed gardening. He is survived by his wife, Lois; a sister; and nieces and nephews.
Clifford A. Rogers ’66 AM, of Sharon, Conn.; Aug. 1, of a stroke. He taught classical Greek and Latin at St. Paul Academy (Minn.), the Salisbury School (Conn.), and Tufts Univ., where he also served as assistant dean of admissions. He enjoyed reading and woodworking. He is survived by his wife, Marel d’Orbessan Rogers ’69; a daughter; two sons; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Andrew R. Gallopo ’67 PhD, of Summerfield, Fla.; Aug. 21. He worked in the consumer health research department for Warner-Lambert Co. and taught master’s level chemistry at Montclair (N.J.) State Univ. for many years. He held several patents in the consumer health care science field. He was a member of the American Chemical Society. He was an accomplished craftsman and woodworker and made furniture for family and friends. He enjoyed ballroom dancing and playing tennis. He is survived by a sister and a brother.
Alvan Zarate ’67 PhD, of Bowie, Md.; Aug. 27, of complications from treatment for pancreatitis. He retired from the National Center for Health Statistics in 2009 after 30 years of service. He was director of NCHS’s Office of International Statistics for many years before becoming Confidentiality Officer. He taught sociology/demography at the Univ. of Texas, Tulane, and Ohio State before joining NCHS. He sang with the Bowie Senior Chorale and was a member of the traveling group the Choraleers. Most recently he had been performing with the Senior Singing Sensations and the Show Stoppers entertaining older adults at senior living locations. He enjoyed playing his guitar, tending his garden and aquariums, and walking his dogs. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte; seven children; four grandchildren; a brother; and a sister-in-law.
Walter E. Earley ’68 MAT, of Evansville, Ind.; Sept. 1. In addition to holding a real estate broker’s license, he taught mathematics at Harrison High School in Evansville from 1966 to 1992. He was an avid gardener and was known for giving his great tomatoes to friends. He also enjoyed hunting, football, baseball, and basketball. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his wife, Mary; a daughter; a son; four grandchildren; a sister; a brother-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.
Donald A. Rodgers ’69 ScM, ’75 PhD, of Houston; June 29, of colon cancer. He was a geophysicist. He worked for several companies throughout his career, including Halliburton and Aramco. He was a member of the American Assoc. of Petroleum Geologists and the American Geophysical Union. He is survived by his wife, Daad Hawila Rodgers ’72 AM; daughter Aida Rodgers Jansen ’96; a son-in-law; and a granddaughter.
Richard H. Steingesser ’72 PhD, of Providence; Aug. 31. He taught in the English department of Sudbury (Mass.) Regional High School and had been an instructor at UMass Boston and assistant professor at the Univ. of Missouri. He enjoyed reading. He is survived by a daughter, a son, a sister, a brother-in-law, and his former wife, Alison Goulder.
Harvey E. Zimmerman ’72 AM, of Warwick, R.I.; Aug. 26, after a brief illness. He was the owner of Spectrum Research since 1987 and a former executive director of Rhode Island Health Services Research. He was active in the local Warwick community and served as a board member at the Warwick Museum of Art for many years. He was an avid sailor and a skilled baker, and he enjoyed reading, gardening, and rooting for the Boston Celtics. He is survived by his wife, Carol; two daughters; two sons-in-laws; three grandchildren; three sisters; and three brothers-in-law.
Paul P. Blanchette ’77 PhD, of Lexington Park, Md.; Aug. 27. He was a professor of chemistry at St. Mary’s College in Maryland. He served in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed carpentry, gardening, photography, and traveling to watch NASCAR races. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen; a brother; and several nieces and nephews.
Edward V. DeSantis ’78 PhD, of Albuquerque; Sept. 8. A former Jesuit priest and teacher, in 1972 he moved to New Mexico to begin teaching at the Univ. of New Mexico and hosting the local radio talk show Dedicated to the Proposition. He enjoyed classical music and baseball. He is survived by his wife, Rosario, and a son.