Clifton B. Brown ’39, of Vero Beach, Fla., formerly of Riverside, R.I.; Aug. 31. He was employed in Rhode Island as a mechanical engineer for American Screw Co. and as a machinist and inspector at Builders Iron Foundry. He became a detail draftsman and thermodynamic prognosticator at Pratt & Whitney in Conn. before taking over his father’s business, the Ben Brown Co., in East Providence, R.I. He later joined Amica Mutual Insurance Co. as a supervisor and retired in 1980. He was a member of Riverside Congregational Church, the Masonic Lodge, and the Community Church of Vero Beach. He enjoyed tennis, shuffleboard, biking, boating, fishing, traveling, crossword puzzles, and playing bridge. He is survived by three sons, including Gilbert ’65; three daughters-in-law; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
V. Frederick Nast ’39, of Mequon, Wisc.; Sept. 19. His career was spent working in Wisconsin at the Western Lime & Cement Co., where he began as an accountant and finished as president and chairman of the board. He was a member of Brown’s wrestling and football teams. He enjoyed traveling, woodworking, and playing tennis. He is survived by a daughter, two sons, eight grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.
Robert A. Colnes ’42, of Amherst, Mass., formerly of Harrison, N.Y.; May 30, of respiratory failure. After serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, he joined the family business, the B.S. Colnes and Sons manufacturing company in Harrison. He also was a docent at the Mystic Seaport Museum in Connecticut. He retired in 1985. He was a former president of the National Association of Drug Manufacturers Representatives and enjoyed wooden boat building and apple farming. He is survived by his partner, Carol Hillman; five children; two sons-in-law; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister.
Richard P. Cook ’42, ’48 AM, of Pawtucket, R.I.; Aug. 20. He was a retired teacher at St. Dunstan’s Day School in Providence. He is survived by two sons, two daughters-in-law, and many grandchildren.
Betty Klatt ’42, of Kensington, Conn.; Sept. 2. During World War II she served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves as a radio operator. She then taught in Berlin, Groton, and Durham, Conn., schools, and also in Tokyo, Japan. She later worked as a guidance counselor in the Deep River, Waterford, and Woodbridge, Conn., school systems. She also served as an admissions counselor at Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, Conn., and was an English instructor at Business Careers Institute in New Britain, Conn. She was a member of the American Assoc. for Counseling and Development, the Amity Education Assoc., the Connecticut Education Assoc., the Connecticut Personnel and Guidance Assoc., the National Assoc. of Women Deans and Counselors, the Fairfield Univ. Advisory Board, and the Women’s Marine Corps Assoc. She was listed in Who’s Who of American Women. She is survived by two sisters and several nieces and nephews.
Marjorie Moore Knowles ’42, of Camby, Ind., formerly of Delray Beach, Fla.; May 8, of complications of Alzheimer’s. She worked in the Brown admission office from 1943 to 1945 and then became assistant headmistress at the Ethel Walker School in Simsbury, Conn., before becoming a homemaker. At Brown she was president of her senior Pembroke class and crowned May Queen. She is survived by a daughter, a son, and four grandchildren.
Edward W. Proctor ’42, ’47 AM, of Yardley, Pa., formerly of McLean, Va.; Sept. 5. In 1945 he joined the Brown faculty as an instructor in the economics department and held that position until 1947, when he was appointed a teaching fellow at Harvard. From 1950 to 1953 he was an assistant professor of economics at Penn State, then joined the CIA as an analyst specializing in Soviet economic and military developments. In 1971 he became deputy director for intelligence. In 1976 he became station chief for three years at the American Embassy in London. After retiring from the CIA in 1980, he worked as a consultant on business and intelligence matters, but was recalled in 1991 to head a special task force to address concerns about the politicization of intelligence. He was recalled again in 1992 to assist with the evaluation of training throughout the U.S. intelligence community. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a recipient of the CIA Intelligence Medal of Merit, the CIA Distinguished Service Intelligence Medal, and the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal. He was a founding member of Temple Rodef Shalom in Falls Church, Va., and served on its board of directors. He participated in AARP/IRS volunteer programs and enjoyed playing duplicate bridge. Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by his wife, Lois; daughter Suzanne McAndrews ’73; a son; a daughter-in-law; a son-in-law; and three grandchildren.
Arnold M. Soloway ’42, ’48 AM, of Westwood, Mass.; Apr. 13. He was a member of the Brown varsity football team and the recipient of the 1910 Trophy. After graduation he served in the U.S. Coast Guard for four years, discharged as lieutenant senior grade. He returned to Brown in 1946 for three years as an economics instructor. During this time, he served as assistant varsity football line coach and later as coach of freshman football. From 1953 to 1959 he was an assistant professor of economics at Harvard and became a visiting professor of economics at Boston College Graduate School in 1959. From 1960 to 1962 he was adviser on fiscal affairs to the governor of Massachusetts. In 1965 he was a consultant to the U.S. Small Business Administration and served as special consultant to the U.S. Economic Development Administration. He has been a research consultant to the New York Metropolitan Region Project, a consultant to the International Program in Taxation at Harvard Law School, and a member of the Consumer’s Council. As president of Jamaicaway Development Co., he built the tallest high rise apartment complex in New England at that time. He was also a founder/director of Camp Walt Whitman (N.H.) and later founded Design Housing Inc., which built several residential developments in Brookline, Boston, and Falmouth. He was elected to the Sports Illustrated Silver Anniversary All-America Awards in 1966 and, after the death of his longtime friend and teammate, established the Ernest Savignano Scholarship at Brown. In addition, he was the first chairman of the Facing History and Ourselves Foundation and chaired the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting. He received the Louis Brandeis Award from the Zionist Organization of America in 1996 and was inducted into the Brown University Athletic Hall of Fame in 1993. He is survived by daughter Belle Soloway ’78; two sons, including Nathaniel ’75; a daughter-in-law; and seven grandchildren, including Aaron Soloway ’04 and Eugene Robinson ’15.
Robert C. Achorn ’43, of Sutton, Mass.; Oct. 3, 2015. After serving in the U.S. Navy, he joined the Worcester Telegram & Gazette and worked there for the next 41 years. He began as a reporter, was an editorial writer for 13 years, and was promoted to managing editor of the Evening Gazette in 1964. In 1967 he became associate editor of both newspapers and in 1979 was named editor. He appeared frequently on Boston television as a panelist on the Sunday WBZ-TV program Starring the Editors. In 1982 he was named publisher and chief operating officer of the Telegram & Gazette. He retired in 1986 but continued a weekly column for two years. He was a member of the board of directors of the Associated Press and the United Press International Advisory Board. In 1974 he was named to the Academy of New England Journalists and received the Yankee Quill Award. He was active in community affairs and served as chairman of the Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology, the United Way of Central Massachusetts, and the Central Massachusetts Chapter of the American Red Cross. He was president of the Worcester Community Concert Assoc. and the Worcester Economic Club. He was vice chairman of the Memorial Hospital trustees and the Worcester Historical Museum, a trustee of Old Sturbridge Village and the Worcester County Institution for Savings, president of the Worcester County Brown Club, and a member of the American Antiquarian Society. Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by his wife Ann; three daughters; a son; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandsons; three sisters-in-law; two brothers-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.
Dorothea Tarr Timbie Buckley ’44, of Salem, Mass.; July 31. She is survived by three sons, five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Rachel Brent Burkholder ’44, of Tucson, Ariz.; Sept. 21, of complications from dementia. After earning her PhD from the Univ. of Arizona, she worked as a supervising psychologist for the Arizona Department of Child Services and in private practice. At Brown she wrote songs for Brownbrokers productions. She was president of the Southern Arizona Reading Assoc. and the Southern Arizona Mental Health Assoc. She is survived by three children, including Page Burkholder ’74 and Scott Burkholder ’80, and six grandchildren.
Charles C. Peck ’44 of Asheville, N.C., formerly of Lansdowne, Pa.; Aug. 22. His professional career was spent in atomic energy at E.I. DuPont in Philadelphia. He retired in 1983. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Louis J. Deangelis ’45, of Ft. Myers, Fla., formerly of Providence and Narragansett, R.I.; Sept. 26, after a brief illness. He was a member of the Brown baseball team before being called to military service. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, in which he was awarded a Presidential Citation, and was called back to duty during the Korean War, during which he served in the Pentagon for two years. After graduation, he worked for New England Electric, where he built a career as spokesperson and director of public relations in the Worcester, Mass., area. He eventually moved back to Rhode Island, working in public relations at Narragansett Electric Co. and retiring after 40 years there. He was appointed to the Rhode Island State Board of Education and was instrumental in the development of Rhode Island Junior College, now the Community College of Rhode Island. He was involved in Junior Achievement of R.I., the United Way, and Brown fund-raising. He was a member of the Aurora Civic Assoc., the Boston Clover Club, the Providence Rotary, the Laurel Lane Golf Club, the Kelly Greens Golf Club, and the Galilee Beach Club. He is survived by two daughters, two sons, a daughter-in-law, 11 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
James Fenn ’45, of Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Cambridge, Mass.; Mar. 8. He was a retired assistant general sales manager of Plymouth Rubber Co. in Canton, Mass. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Forces. He was a member of the Electrical Manufacturers Representative Club of New England. He is survived by daughter Emily Shapiro ’74 and nephew Peter Fenn ’76.
Russell L. Wadbrook ’45, of Middletown, N.J.; Aug. 15. He worked at New Jersey Bell for 38 years as manager of operator services and labor negotiations. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He received numerous citations and commendations, including the 2014 New Jersey Distinguished Service Medal. The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders proclaimed Aug. 24, 2014, Russell L. Wadbrook Day. He coached his sons’ various sports teams throughout their childhood and later enjoyed watching his grandchildren’s sporting events. He enjoyed playing golf, cheering for the Boston Red Sox, and spending time with friends at Ship Ahoy Beach Club. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; two sons; a daughter-in-law; and two grandchildren.
Richard S. Whitney ’45, of Roanoke, Va.; Aug. 28, from heart failure. He worked for 50 years in the roofing industry, as a salesman for Bird & Son Inc. and later for Tamko Building Products Inc. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War and continued in the U.S. Naval Reserves for 22 years, during which time he was appointed commanding officer of the Seabee Unit in Roanoke. He was an active member of St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church for more than 40 years and served on the vestry and as an usher. He was also a member of Delta Upsilon. He is survived by two daughters, two sons-in-law, eight grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.
Bencion Moskow ’46, of Longboat Key, Fla.; Sept. 23. He worked in his family’s real estate firm and practiced law before moving to Martha’s Vineyard in 1980 and founding Thimble Farm, where he grew and sold strawberries and hydroponic tomatoes for 23 years. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He was an accomplished sailor and small plane pilot. He enjoyed animals and is survived by his wife, Beth; three daughters; five stepchildren; two granddaughters; a brother; a sister-in-law; and three nieces.
Beverly Stallman Smith Grossman ’46, of Valley Village, Calif., formerly of West Hartford, Conn.; Sept. 11, of complications of Alzheimer’s. She was a social worker for the State of Rhode Island after graduation and before marrying. While raising a family she painted and was a substitute teacher. She later taught painting and drawing for an adult education program in Newington, Conn., after receiving her master’s in education from the Univ. of Hartford. In 1976 she returned to social work for the town of West Hartford. She volunteered as an elementary school librarian, helped register voters for the League of Women Voters, and supported parents with handicapped children as a member of the Connecticut Society for Perceptually Handicapped Children. In retirement she exhibited her paintings and received several awards for her work. She enjoyed ballroom dancing, attending exercise classes, and playing golf and tennis. She is survived by a daughter; a brother; five nieces and nephews; her deceased husband’s children, including Amy Sands ’71 and Louis Grossman ’71, Linda ’74 and Ken Polivy ’74; Rachel Koplow ’79; 16 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Miriam Rose Wotiz ’46, of Milton, Mass.; Nov. 23, 2015. She was a self-employed artist and a member of the Milton Art Assoc. She is survived by daughter Sue Wotiz Goldstein ’71; a son; son-in-law Irwin Goldstein ’71; six grandchildren, including Jaime Goldstein ’99, Lauren Goldstein Mack ’02, and Jeremy Mack ’03; five great-grandchildren; and sister Sylvia Rose Pitnof ’41.
LeRoy W. Peckham ’47, of Osprey, Fla., formerly of Bolton, Conn.; Oct. 1. After underwriting for various kinds of insurance for many companies, he entered the data processing field in 1960 and later became a database specialist for Aetna Life and Casualty in Hartford, Conn. He retired in 1981. He was a member and chairman of the Board of Finance in Bolton. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. At Brown he was a member of Delta Lambda and Sigma Nu. He is survived by his wife, Gladys; three stepchildren; four step-granddaughters; a sister-in-law; and nieces and nephews.
Raymond W. Rancourt ’48, of Arlington, Va., formerly of Groton, Conn.; Aug. 25. He worked as a reporter and later as an editor at the New London Day for 31 years. He retired in 1979. After retiring, he wrote two books, worked at Mystic Seaport as an interpreter, drove a bus for the Town of Groton Senior Center, and served five terms as a town meeting representative in Groton. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps and later became an amateur radio operator. For 34 years he ran an amateur radio net with his son and friends from New England. He is survived by a daughter, a son, two daughters-in-law, and two grandchildren.
Adele Anthony Bauman ’49, of Sausalito, Calif.; Mar. 18, of cancer. She worked as director of communications at the San Francisco Theological Seminary in San Anselmo, Calif., from 1963 until her retirement in 1992. She volunteered with Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children of California and other local organizations. At Brown she codirected Brownbrokers. She is survived by two sons, including John Bauman ’81; two daughters-in-law; and five grandchildren, including Isabelle Bauman ’19.
Davis A. Fahlquist ’50, of Bryan, Tex.; Aug. 22. He was a geophysicist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute in Massachusetts before joining the faculty of Texas A&M in 1963, where he was the sole professor of geophysics. He later held a joint appointment in the oceanography and geophysics departments. In 1979 he became associate dean for academic affairs for the College of Geosciences. He retired as professor emeritus in 1996. He was awarded the TAMU Assoc. of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award in 1992. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was an advocate for minority and women’s rights and was a member of the League of Women Voters. He enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; five children; three stepchildren; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
William K. Gilroy Jr. ’50, of Vernon, Conn.; Aug. 16. He worked at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft until retiring as a senior test engineer in 1989. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He volunteered at Manchester Memorial Hospital, was a charter member of Community Baptist Church in Manchester, and was a longtime member of the Beethoven Chorus in Manchester. He is survived by his wife, Maresa; three daughters; three sons; three daughters-in-law; three sons-in-law; and three grandchildren.
Harry D. Lane ’50, of Houston; Sept. 5. He was an engineer at the Loomis Co. before moving to El Paso, Tex., in 1952 to begin a career in architecture, engineering, development, and interior design with B. Rea Nesmith, which later became Nesmith-Lane and Associates. In 1968 he moved back to Houston to become vice president of planning and development with Century Management and Development Co. In 1974 he started his own firm in Houston, Lane Development Co. He was a member of the American Institute of Architects, the State of Texas Professional Engineers, the National Society of Professional Engineers, the Texas Society of Professional Engineers, the American Society of Civil Engineers and Phi Delta Theta. He enjoyed building small-scale wooden ships, playing golf and tennis, and hunting. He is survived by two daughters, five sons, five daughters-in-law, two sons-in-law, 13 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, two sisters, and several nieces and nephews.
Mary Herman Mott ’50, of Jamestown, N.Y., formerly of Westfield, N.Y.; Jul. 1. She was a homemaker and volunteer at St. James Catholic Church in Westfield, where she taught Sunday school and served on the liturgy committee. She is survived by eight children, 19 grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Julian J. Sincoff ’50, of Boca Raton, Fla.; Jul. 15. He was a self-employed real estate agent. He retired in 1996. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and enjoyed playing bridge. He is survived by his wife, Janet; a daughter; a son; a daughter-in-law; a son-in-law; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Sarah Sikes Tyrrell ’50, of Stamford, Conn.; Aug. 17. She taught at the Roxbury Nursery School in the 1960s and later in the offices of the First Presbyterian Church and the Bouton & Reynolds Funeral Home. She volunteered for 14 years at the Bennett Cancer Center and served as deacon and elder of the First Presbyterian Church in Stamford. She enjoyed playing tennis and spending time at the Roxbury Swim and Tennis Club. She is survived by three children, including son Lynn ’77; five grandchildren; and a step-granddaughter.
Robert MacLachlan ’51, of Williamsburg, Mass.; Oct. 17, 2015, after a short illness. He was a clinical psychologist with the Child Guidance Clinic of Greater Bridgeport, Conn., and the Hartley-Salmon Clinic of Hartford, Conn., before joining the faculty of the American International College, where he taught and counseled students. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Army. An amateur ornithologist, he often led bird surveys and traveled extensively to see birds and the natural world. In retirement he enjoyed creating hosta gardens and collecting art. He also enjoyed reading, opera, and playing viola in the Pioneer Valley Orchestra. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; a daughter; two sons; two daughters-in-law; a son-in-law; six grandchildren; a brother; and several nieces and nephews.
Joseph R. Sarnosky ’51, of Yarmouth Port, Mass., formerly of Fort Atkinson, Wisc.; Sept. 14. He worked as an engineer, initially with Westinghouse in Massachusetts and later at Broan Manufacturing in Wisconsin. In 1993 he moved to Cape Cod and for 14 years was a member of the Yarmouth Zoning Board of Appeals, the Recycling and Solid Waste Advisory Committee, and other town committees. He was past president of the Cape Cod Retired Men’s Club. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed kayaking, hiking, biking, traveling, and playing cribbage and golf. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; a daughter; three sons; three daughters-in-law; a son-in-law; four grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
John C. Going Jr. ’52, of North Chelmsford, Mass.; Nov. 25, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Linda.
Walter E. Heingartner ’52, of Manchester, Vt., formerly of Garden City, N.Y.; Aug. 17. He owned and operated several automobile dealerships over the years in New York and Vermont with his brother. He later owned Kinney Motors with his three eldest children, retiring in the early 2000s. He was a former president of the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Assoc. He was an active member of his church, Christ Our Savior Parish in Manchester, and enjoyed skiing, travelling, and playing table tennis. He is survived by six children, 18 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, and several nieces and nephews.
Robert R. Potter ’52, of Boothbay, Me.; Sept. 29. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and worked for the federal government until his retirement in 1980. He is survived by two sisters.
Ernest E. Courchene ’53, of Stuart, Fla., formerly of Westport, Conn.; Mar. 26. He was a retired president of Courfam Enterprises Inc. in Westport and Digitech Inc. in Ridgefield, Conn.
Richard Geiselhart ’53, of Fremont, Calif., formerly of Dayton, Ohio; Mar. 22, 2015. He was a research assistant and lecturer at the Univ. of Pittsburgh before joining the staff at Wright-Patterson AFB in 1961 as an engineering psychologist in the aeronautical systems division. He was responsible for the development and acquisition of all manned aircraft systems and related equipment and was a codeveloper of the automated reading index. He is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Richard C. White ’53, of Warner, N.H., formerly of Wellesley, Mass., and Warwick, R.I.; Aug. 21. He served in the U.S. Navy for three years and was later employed at Raytheon and Epsco as a contract manager. He retired from Northrop Grumman after 20 years as program manager. After moving to Warner he assisted in the building of the Warner Police Station and the Warner Transfer Station. He enjoyed sailing and was a former member of the East Greenwich (R.I.) Yacht Club. He is survived by his wife, Joan.
Robert L. Conrad ’54, of Wakefield, R.I.; Aug. 11. He was a general surgeon at South County Hospital for 35 years. As chief of emergency services at South County Hospital from 1968 to 1978, he was instrumental in the emergency medical services training for rescue and fire personnel and developing a hospital-based radio system to communicate with rescue squads and physicians. He was also credited with helping establish South County Hospital’s ICU and having a private physician’s assistant. In 1974 he helped develop the FAA-approved heliport in South County. South County Hospital honored him with the President’s Award in 1980 and the Trustees Award in 1984 and 1989. He was a founder and president of the North Kingstown Medical Treatment Center and a surgical consultant for URI Health Services and the former Ladd School. He enjoyed sailing and building floats, docks, and his own lobster boat, which he sailed from Rhode Island to Canada. He also enjoyed ballroom dancing and, with his wife as dance partner, won the mirror ball trophy for Dancing with the Stars of South County in 2010. An animal lover, he raised lambs, turkeys, pigs, and emus. He is survived by his wife, Martha; four daughters; a son; and eight grandchildren.
Phyllis Drumm Friend ’54, of Towson, Md.; June 13, of heart and lung failure. She worked in the U.S. Dept. of Defense from 1954 to 1956. She showed purebred Persian cats, which she bred. She was a member of the Cat Fanciers Assoc. and local garden clubs. She enjoyed traveling the world with her husband and reading to stay current with U.S. and world affairs. She is survived by her husband, Walter.
Kenneth W. Lindsay Jr. ’54, of Woodbridge, Conn.; Aug. 20. He worked for both the Ford Motor Co. and Saab Scania, where he was responsible for dealer development and management. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen; a sister; and two brothers-in-law.
Robert M. Wigod ’54, of New York City; Jul. 21. He began working in investment banking at Merrill Lynch and retired as a managing director of Paine Webber in 1996. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a trustee of the Pennington School (N.J.), and a member of the Brown Club of New York and the Harvard Business School Club of New York. He was also an active volunteer for Brown, having served as class president for 10 years, as a member of the board of directors of Friends of the Brown Library, and as cochair of the 35th and 40th reunion gift committees. He was a former editor of the Brown Daily Herald. He enjoyed reading, gardening, and swimming. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy (Suzy); daughter Emily Wigod Pincus ’88; son Dewey ’84; a son-in-law; a grandson; two step-grandchildren; sister Alice Wigod Howard ’58; sister-in-law Judith Seidel Jacobson ’64; a brother-in-law; and nephew Alexander Jacobson ’93.
Ann L. Westman Zoino ’54, of Framingham, Mass.; Aug. 16. For a year she lived in San Francisco and worked as a copy editor before returning to Massachusetts to work in furniture advertising for the Jordan Marsh Co. in Boston. After marrying and raising a family, she earned her master’s of library science from Simmons College and worked as a librarian for 30 years, first for the Brockton School System and later at Massasoit Community College in Canton, Mass. In retirement she traveled to Europe and the southwest with her husband. She also enjoyed reading, watching foreign films, and cheering the Boston Bruins. She is survived by her husband, William; three daughters; three sons-in-law; six grandchildren; a brother; and a sister-in-law.
Harris J. Amhowitz ’55, of Tucson, Ariz., formerly of New York City; Aug. 27. After active duty in the U.S. Navy he enlisted in the reserves and retired as a lt. commander after 20 years. He graduated from law school in 1961 and began working at Hughes, Hubbard & Reed, where he practiced corporate law. In 1969 he joined Lybrand, Ross Brothers & Montgomery (later Coopers & Lybrand) as its first general counsel. He taught law at New York Univ. and participated on the professional and judicial ethics and professional responsibility committees of the New York City Bar Assoc. He was an underwriting member of Lloyd’s of London and a trustee of the Citizens Budget Commission of New York. He was a member of the New York Bar Assoc. and the U.S. Supreme Court. In Tucson he was a part-time pistachio farmer. He is survived by his wife, Melanie; a daughter; a son; a daughter-in-law; a son-in-law; and four grandchildren.
Sylvia Thomas Keown ’55, of Huntington, W. Va.; Jun. 14. She moved several times due to her husband’s career, but while in Washington, D.C., she worked as a research analyst for the U.S. Department of Defense. She later worked as a secretary for the West Virginia Convention of Southern Baptists. She is survived by her husband, Robert; three daughters; a son; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
William J. Pearce ’55, of Tucson, Ariz.; Nov. 22, 2015. He was a CPA who retired from Schouten, Pearce & Sullivan in 1992. He was involved in various community activities and clubs and enjoyed spending time with family. He is survived by two daughters, a son, a daughter-in-law, two sons-in-law, and three grandchildren.
Edward A. Stone ’55, of Greenville, R.I.; Sept. 18. He was an engineering consultant employed by Sprague Electric until his retirement. He enjoyed reading and playing golf and bridge. He is survived by his wife, Marcia; two daughters; a son; a daughter-in-law; two sons-in-law; and eight grandchildren.
Albert F. Van Vlack ’55, of Ft. Myers, Fla., formerly of Staten Island, N.Y., and various cities in Connecticut; Nov. 18, 2015. After graduation he worked for Alcoa in Garden City, N.Y., as a sales manager and later for Nelco Industries in Connecticut. He retired as vice president of marketing from Pollution Control Exports USA in Somers, Conn. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He enjoyed traveling with his wife and seeing some of the wonders of the world, including the Taj Mahal and the pyramids. He is survived by his wife, Renee; a son; a daughter-in-law; two grandchildren; a great-grandson; and a brother.
Orin R. Smith ’57, of Vero Beach, Fla., formerly of Edison, N.J.; Aug. 16. He was a retired chairman and CEO of Engelhard Corp. He served two years in the U.S. Navy prior to joining Allied Chemical Corp., where he worked for 10 years in various management roles. He moved to J.T. Baker in Phillipsburg, N.J., in 1969 as marketing manager. In 1972 he joined M&T Chemicals as director of sales and marketing, becoming general manager of new business in 1974 and president from 1975 to 1977, when he moved to the Engelhard Corp. as senior vice president of research and new business development. He was president and CEO of Engelhard from 1984 to 1994, when he was elected chairman and CEO, the position he held until his retirement in 2000. He was a director, trustee, or board member of numerous organizations. He was also a former vice chairman of the board of trustees of Centenary College, where the Smith Building was named in his honor. He was a recipient of several awards, including the 1998 Ellis Island Medal of Honor, the 1993 Distinguished Citizen Award given by the Watchung Area Council of Boy Scouts of America, and the 1986 Monmouth Univ. Distinguished Business Leader Award. He’d recently served as a member of the board of trustees of the Naval War College Foundation in Newport, R.I., and was a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Duxbury Bay Maritime School in Massachusetts. He was an avid sailor and a collector of vintage automobiles, for which he received many awards. He is survived by his wife, Stephanie; two daughters; a stepson; and four grandchildren.
Richard N. Levine ’58, of Los Angeles; May 10, of cancer.
William A. Roxburgh ’59, of Richmond, Va.; Jan. 12, 2016. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and retired from the Defense General Supply Center in Richmond, Va., in 1989. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; a daughter; a sister; a niece; and several nephews.
David H. Bescherer ’60, of Lahaska, Pa.; Aug. 16. He worked at General Electric, then moved to Merck, Astra/Merck, and AstraZeneca in a succession of financial positions. He retired from AstraZeneca in 2002 as senior vice president of finance and CFO. In retirement he learned to cook and had a second career as business manager at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. He is survived by two daughters; a son; two sons-in-law; four grandchildren; a brother; and several nieces and nephews.
Holly Hock Dumaine ’61, of Mount Vernon, Me.; Oct. 6, of pancreatic cancer. She was retired library director for Cumston Public Library in Monmouth, Me. She enjoyed reading and gardening. She is survived by her husband, Christopher; a daughter; two sons; a daughter-in-law; a son-in-law; and seven grandchildren.
William W. Foshay Jr. ’61, of Culpeper, Va., formerly of Orange, Va.; Sept. 12. After a long career in advertising, he and his family moved to Orange and for more than 30 years grew corn and soybeans on his two farms. He built his own one-pass row-till planter to minimize the effects of soil erosion and compaction and was recognized for such. He was among the first landowners in Orange to place his property in open-space easement. At Brown he was captain of the golf team. He was a member of St. Andrews Golf Club in Scotland, the Racquet and Tennis Club of New York, and St. Isidore the Farmer Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife, Adrianne; a daughter; two sons; a daughter-in-law; two grandchildren; and three sisters.
Harry L. Hellerstein ’61, of San Francisco; Jul. 31, 2015, from diabetic complications. He was a public defender in Denver, Colo., before moving to San Francisco and working as an assistant federal public defender. He was the author of Wired, A Fantastic Adventure of the Computer Age. He served as secretary/treasurer of the Brown Club of Colorado. Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by his wife, Tsuneko.
Christopher R. Mitchell Jr. ’61 of Carlsbad, Calif.; Apr. 21. After serving two tours in Vietnam and earning the Purple Heart and Navy Commendation Medal, he worked for Continental Motors in sales and leasing. He was a member of the Pendleton Men’s Golf Club and North County Senior Softball league. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; a daughter; a son; a daughter-in-law; a granddaughter; a brother; and several nieces and nephews.
John M. Creane ’63, of Milford, Conn; Sept. 29. He was an attorney who began his career at Legal Services in Bridgeport, Conn., before becoming a self-employed lawyer. He provided counsel to labor unions for educators, firefighters, state employees, and health care workers and to the Benefit Funds of SEIU Healthcare 1199 New England. He won numerous arbitrations regarding fair labor practice as well as significant cases at the state and federal level, including in New England Health Care Employees Union v. Gov. John Rowland in 2002 and the U.S. Supreme Court unemployment rights case of Fusari v. Steinberg in 1975. He was actively practicing at the time of his death. He enjoyed reading, playing golf, and spending time with family. He is survived by two daughters, including Lisa Creane Hayden ’86; two sons; a daughter-in-law; a son-in-law; 10 grandchildren, including Ciara Hayden ’18; and two great-grandchildren.
Robert W. Grady ’63, of Butler, N.J.; Sept. 6. He was an associate research professor of pharmacology in pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City for more than 30 years. His work contributed to improved management of thalassemia worldwide and a better understanding of iron metabolism. He enjoyed traveling, politics, and the environment. He is survived by two daughters, a son, a son-in-law, three grandchildren, and two brothers, including Thomas ’65.
Robert S. Hodavance ’63, of Fairfax Station, Va., formerly of Emmaus, Pa.; Aug. 21. He was a retired attorney. He worked at the National Labor Relations Board for two years then joined the law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in Philadelphia, where he stayed for more than 40 years. He retired as a senior partner and respected labor attorney in the region. He enjoyed attending his children’s and later his grandchildren’s sporting events. He is survived by two daughters, including Kristen Hodavance ’08; two sons; a son-in-law; and grandchildren.
Michael A. Szegda ’67, of Westwood, N.J.; Jul. 26. He practiced law at Szegda & Gerbing in New York City for several years. He later worked for Hampshire Hotels in New York City for 10 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He is survived by four children, a granddaughter, a sister, and a niece.
Robert V.C. Roche ’68, of Chatham, N.J.; Sept. 29. He traveled the world designing power plants for Foster Wheeler for 35 years and then with Burns & Roe for five years before retiring. At Brown he was a member of the golf team and captain in his senior year. He was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and enjoyed playing golf. He is survived by his wife, Karen; a daughter; two sons; a daughter-in-law; a son-in-law; four grandchildren; a sister; a brother-in-law; and a niece.
Alex L. Austin ’69, of Ponte Verde Beach, Fla., formerly of Arlington, Va.; Sept. 15. He spent the majority of his career as a contracting officer for the U.S. Navy and was a navigator in the P-3 Orion Hurricane Hunters. He played guitar around town as part of the Alex and Jim band. He enjoyed building scale-model trains and riding his Harley. He is survived by his wife, Maryanne; two daughters; a son; a daughter-in-law; two sons-in-law; seven grandchildren; and a brother.
Mary Catherine Boyle ’71, of Riverside, R.I.; Sept. 22, of brain cancer. Her career was spent in the fields of health benefits and insurance, including work as an analyst for the Social Security Administration and Blue Cross Blue Shield. She volunteered on several political campaigns, including Barack Obama’s in 2008. She enjoyed gardening, baking, and her nieces and nephews. She is survived by two sisters, two brothers, a sister-in-law, two brothers-in-law, and many nieces and nephews.
Peter F. Menard ’73, of Deerfield, N.H.; Aug. 23, of cancer. He spent many years traveling the world in the Peace Corps, including five in West Africa. After returning to the United States, he worked as a commercial fisherman, a carpenter, and lastly as a real estate agent. He is survived by his wife, Anne; two sons, including Michael ’86; a daughter-in-law; his mother; six sisters; a brother; and nieces and nephews.
Margaret E. Turner ’74, of Cambridge, Mass.; Sept. 16. She completed a psychoanalytic fellowship at Mass General Hospital, was a lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and maintained a private practice. She founded the Boston Psychoanalytic Circle. She is survived by several family members.
Marian Owens Heom ’75, of Warren, N.J.; Sept. 1. She had a career as a software engineer. She was a member of Temple Har Shalom for 30 years and sang in the choir. She enjoyed playing Mahjong, watching baseball, and going to casinos. She is survived by her husband, Jim; a daughter; son Andrew ’06; a sister; a brother; her father; and two nieces.
Stephen F. Chrabaszcz Jr. ’76, ’79 AM, of Johnston, R.I.; Sept. 20, from a heart attack. He had a career in the education field, as a teacher and later as principal of Toll Gate High School in Warwick, R.I. He served in Vietnam for a year in the U.S. Air Force. He enjoyed cheering for the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots and especially spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; a daughter; two sons; a daughter-in-law; two grandchildren; and two sisters.
Peter D. Kwass ’76, of Boston; Sept. 25, after a brief illness. He worked as an economic development consultant for 35 years. In 2012 he established his own consulting practice after 28 years as principal of Mt. Auburn Associates. He volunteered to mentor to students at Fenway High School through Boston Partners in Education and served on the board of directors of the Fenway Community Development Corp for 23 years, including four years as president. He was also a member of the board of Groundwork Somerville for 16 years. He is survived by his mother and a sister.
Nathan S. Ross ’76, ’79 MD, of Tacoma, Wash.; Jan. 27, 2016, after a long battle with multiple sclerosis. He began a career in medicine at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, where he was assistant chief of endocrinology. He was also chief of medicine at the Huntington, W.Va., Veterans Administration and from there the chief of staff at the VA in Columbus, Ohio. He went into private practice in Amarillo, Tex., and later in Tacoma, Wash. He was an avid reader and generous supporter of the University Place School System. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; two sons; his father; two brothers; two sisters-in-law; and 14 nieces and nephews.
Bernard A. Birnbaum ’79, of West Harrison, N.Y.; Sept. 14, 2015, of pancreatic cancer. He was instrumental in the formation of NYU Langone Medical Center and its rise as a premier academic medical center. While there he was a senior vice president, a vice dean, and chief of hospital operations. He is survived by his wife, Dr. Maj Wickstrom; a daughter; a son; a sister; two brothers; three sisters-in-law; a brother-in-law; and six nieces and nephews.
Andrew J. Shemansky ’81, of Middlesex, N.J.; Sept. 21. He formerly worked as a director of engineering for Conexant Systems Inc. and most recently as a substitute teacher for the Bridgewater School District, where he taught science and advanced mathematics. He enjoyed sports and had been a member of the Brown football team. He also enjoyed building model trains, attending Broadway shows, and vacationing with his family. He is survived by his wife, Karen, and a daughter.
Ian P. McGreal ’46 AM, ’47 PhD, of Sacramento, Calif.; Aug. 26. He was a professor of philosophy at California State, Sacramento, where he taught until the late 1980s, when he became an emeritus professor of philosophy. He published several books, including The Art of Making Choices, Analyzing Philosophical Arguments, Problems of Ethics, Great Thinkers of the Eastern World, and Great Thinkers of the Western World. He was a major supporter of the arts and donated several art pieces to the Oakland Museum of California. He enjoyed traveling the world. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; three sons; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a brother.
Edward W. Proctor ’47 AM (see ’42).
Richard P. Cook ’48 AM (see ’42).
Arnold M. Soloway ’48 AM (see ’42).
Norman P. Johnson Jr. ’51 AM, of Simsbury, Conn.; Sept. 19. He taught at Worcester Polytechnic Institute for a year then began a career with Norton Co., where he remained until he retired. In retirement he taught math and business management part-time at Post Univ. He was active in the Avon (Conn.) Arts Council; was a past board member at the Master’s School in West Simsbury; was a member of the New England Chapter Prison Fellowship, where he was also editor of their newsletter for many years; and was a member of the American Institute of Industrial Engineers and the Simsbury VFW. He is survived by his wife, Alice; two daughters; a son; a daughter-in-law; a son-in-law; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Charles O. Swanson II ’55 AM, of Westford, Mass.; Sept. 20. He was president of the family business, Town Talk Bread, for 10 years before working in various executive positions, including president of Colonial Gas in Lowell, Mass., for 23 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member and past president of the Lowell Rotary Club. He enjoyed reading and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; two daughters; a son; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Ulker Tulunay-Keesey ’57 AM, ’59 PhD, of Istanbul, Turkey, formerly of Madison, Wisc.; Jul. 12. She was a former faculty member of UCLA and the Univ. of Wisconsin.
Matthew P. Matheney III ’58 AM, of Kirksville, Mo.; Jun. 17. He earned a Doctor of Theology degree from Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville, Ky., and did postdoctoral studies at Harvard Divinity School and at Cambridge Univ. in England. He was a professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Mo., until he retired in 2000. He studied piano and played hymns and popular songs by ear. He sang tenor in both collegiate and church choirs. He enjoyed traveling the world and fishing, as well as playing tennis, racquetball, billiards, and card and board games. He is survived by his wife, Betty; a daughter; two sons; six grandchildren; and a brother.
Erna Baber Rosenfeld ’65 AM, of Bloomington, Ind.; Sept. 30. She worked at Indiana Univ. for more than 35 years. She is survived by her husband, Alvin ’62 AM, ’67 PhD; a daughter; son Gavriel ’89; daughter-in-law Erika Banks ’89; and five grandchildren, including Julia Rosenfeld ’19.
Richard S. Marquis-Hirsch ’69 AM, ’72 PhD, of Cambridge, England, formerly of Norfolk, Va.; Jan. 13, 2016. In 1971 he joined the faculty at Virginia Wesleyan College as a professor of English. He also taught at Cambridge Univ. during a summer. He was the author of two books and several articles dealing with Renaissance literature.
Dennis N. Fox ’71 MAT, of Palm Springs, Calif, formerly of Basking Ridge, N.J.; Jun. 12. He was a retired teacher at the Jonathan Dayton High School in Springfield Township, N.J. He was appointed Union County Regional High School District No. 1 Teacher of the Year in 1983. In retirement he enjoyed writing and performing research projects that included travel to Australia and Italy. He is survived by a sister and brother.
Stephen F. Chrabaszcz Jr. ’79 AM (see ’76).
Dale Jacquette ’81 AM, ’83 PhD, of State College, Pa.; Aug. 22. He was a professor of philosophy and held positions at numerous colleges and universities, including Penn State, the Univ. of Nebraska Lincoln, Franklin and Marshall, and the Univ. of Bern in Switzerland. He published numerous papers and received many academic awards. He enjoyed music, art, photography, and world travel. He is survived by his wife, Tina; a son; and two grandsons.
Elizabeth A. Martin ’86 AM, of North Bonneville, Wash.; Jul. 3. She taught English at Kings College in Wilkes-Barre, Penn., and at Penn State. She enjoyed reading, watching the Food Network, and cooking. She is survived by her mother, three brothers, and 10 nieces and nephews.
Nathan S. Ross ’79 MD (see ’76).
Joanne Giuttari Mitchell ’87 MD, of Franklin, Mass.; Aug. 15. Her medical career focused on the care of children and young adults with developmental and other disabilities. Though much of her work was clinical, she also taught and oversaw research for more than 15 years at Harvard. She published numerous articles and spoke across the country. She was a member of the medical staff at Boston Children’s Hospital from 1992 to 2012 and received the 2006 Community Pediatrician Award from that hospital. She is survived by her husband, Jon; two sons; three brothers; two sisters-in-law; and seven nieces and nephews.
Ruth Triedman, of Providence; Aug. 15. She spent more than 30 years in private practice in Providence as a dermatologist and served on the staff of the Miriam Hospital. In addition she was on the faculty of the Warren Alpert Medical School, was a member of the board of the Miriam Hospital Women’s Assoc., and served on the board of the Samaritans for many years. She is survived by two daughters, including Karen Triedman Markoff ’79; son Russell ’91; daughter-in-law Melissa Roth Triedman ’91; two sons-in-law, including Ronald Markoff ’71; six grandchildren, including Sidra Scharff ’13 MPH and Allegra Scharff ’17 MPH; niece Julie Triedman ’86; and nephew Scott Triedman ’82, ’85 MD.