Class of 1952

Apr, 2024

Class President Barbara Kirk-Andrews Hail unfortunately is resigning as class president. She writes: “I don’t get around much due to arthritis and have large family obligations. I loved working on our 70th anniversary memories booklet and becoming reacquainted with my classmates through their reminiscences of their lives. It was special for all of us.” 

Nov, 2023

Joe Munro reports: “As class secretary I decided it was time to ‘prime the pump’ for class news. The class of ’52 is getting smaller but a few of us attended our 70th reunion last year. A few hardy souls, I understand, did that hill thing but I was not one of them—these days I do not do hills. I try to keep the body in reasonably good shape using an in-home stationary bike and time at a local gym. As for the mind, I’ve been treasurer of our condo association for the last ten years and, in my golden years, I have discovered books. Yep, that’s right—books. What? A Brown man who is not well read? Well, better late than never. I’ve decided to read as many classics as possible sandwiched between Grisham (I’ve read ’em all—some twice), Herman Wouk (almost all of his), and newly published books such as The Wager, a true high seas mutiny much like Mutiny on the Bounty, and Reading the Glass, a sailing captain’s view of weather, water, and life on a sailing ship. Okay class of ’52, let’s see what keeps you ticking in your golden years.” Contact Class Secretary Joe Monro at or at

Apr, 2023

Class President Barbara Kirk Hail reports: “We had a lovely 70th reunion, even though due to COVID and our advanced ages the physical attendance of our class was small. But the spirit was strong and we knew you were all with us on campus in your hearts. At the dinner Friday evening our Alumni Representative, Jill Stange, announced that our Memory Book would become a part of the Brown University Archives. I signed it on behalf of all of you and we can be very proud to be so well represented, in our own voices, through time, as part of Brown University’s history. I am delighted to announce that Joe Munro has agreed to assume the position of class secretary. Joe lives in Rhode Island and so is able to be in close touch with both Jill Stange and myself. The secretary plays an important role, serving as coordinator between classmates and their news items to be sent to the Brown Alumni Magazine. He will be getting in touch with you soon, as the next deadline for submissions is May 12. You may send your news directly to Joe at Hope you all have a good summer!”


Apr, 2021

David Kramer was honored on Nov. 18 with the Theodore Gordon Flyfishers Founders Fund Award, which was “presented to an individual whose excellence in and outstanding dedication to environmental and water conservation serve as a model for future generations.” David writes: “I started fly-fishing at age 12 and continued for the next 70 years. In 1963, I was a founder of the Theodore Gordon Flyfishers. Over the years there have been many members who were Brown alumni, including Sara Low ’83 (one of the first women fly-fishing guides in America), John Selig ’58, and the late J. James Gordon ’52.”

Aug, 2020

Cindy Andrews Elder ’13 MPA (see Barbara Kirk Hail ’52).

Aug, 2020

Laura Hendrickson ’88 AM, ’08 PhD (see Patricia MacBride Hendrickson ’52).

Aug, 2020

Barbara Olins Alpert ’56 AM (see ’52).

Aug, 2020

Barbara Smith (see Ellen Arnold Lloyd ’52).

Aug, 2020

Elizabeth Andrews Byers (see Barbara Kirk Hail ’52).

Aug, 2020

Sara Devine Townsend, a neighbor of Patricia MacBride Hendrickson at The Highlands in Topsham, Me., contracted the coronavirus and spent more than five weeks in the hospital.

Aug, 2020

Betsy Kissane Shequine is retired from her position as a judge but is active on the hospital board and edits her garden club newsletter. As her responsibility during the pandemic, she regularly calls members of her parish church in Millbrook, N.Y. to check on their physical and emotional well-being. For exercise, she has started taking long walks with a friend, each of them masked, and walking one on each side of the road. She measures her steps on her phone and tries to do a mile and a quarter each walk.

Aug, 2020

Class secretary David Nichols is in his home in Princeton, Mass., and is grateful that his son brings in groceries. His last physical check-up was through Zoom and he enjoyed sitting at his desk in his own home for the appointment. His cataract surgery was postponed since elective surgeries were cancelled at the time of this submission.

Aug, 2020

Ellen Arnold Lloyd is living in The Quadrangle, a retirement community founded by the Quakers of Haverford College, not far from where she grew up in Lancaster, Pa. She writes that she feels very fortunate to be able to be safe and cared for when so many others are in distress. She is required to take her temperature every day and report it to the community’s administration. No one can visit her but her groceries come to her door through a choice of vendors. She notices her garden more and the birds at her feeder. Every Friday evening at 6 p.m. she shares a Zoom cocktail party with family and friends. She finds that even with long stretches of time on her hands, certain projects—like organizing family pictures stored in shoe boxes—remain undone. Her eldest daughter, Barbara Smith ’79, a Presbyterian minister in Myersville, N.J., presents sermons on YouTube now. Her grandson’s wedding planned for June has been postponed for a year. Two other grandsons completed college coursework with online study from a vacation cottage in East Orleans on Cape Cod. And her daughter Ellie, a librarian in Toronto, is struggling with the protocols for opening Toronto’s libraries safely.

Aug, 2020

Class treasurer Annette Barabash Leyden writes that one of the pluses of the pandemic is the chance to reconnect with classmates by phone, including Barbara Olins Alpert, Kitty Barclay Merolla, Lucy Laventhol Brody, and Pat Phelps. Annette lives in Kendal on Hudson, a retirement community, and has rediscovered walking with the assistance of a walker. She has not increased her reading much since the New York Times takes up so much time. She is active in local elections.

Aug, 2020

Patricia MacBride Hendrickson is living alone in her home in the Highlands, an assisted living community in Topsham, Me. While confined largely to her own space, she is able to take long walks around the beautiful surrounding rural area. She orders her groceries through the Highlands management and they deliver the groceries to her door. She maintains her very active involvement in politics, writing letters to the editor, participating in webinars, and working on campaigns to elect progressive leadership. Her daughter Laura Hendrickson ’88 AM, ’08 PhD, and husband Rupert, who is an anthropology professor at Cambridge University, UK, are self-isolating at home. Groceries are delivered by their food cooperative, and their 7-year-old daughter is engaged in remote learning with her school.

Aug, 2020

Ralph Crosby of Richmond, Va., a member of Alpha Delta Phi, writes that he returned early from his vacation home in Naples, Fla., to his home in Virginia due to the virus. His five sons and seven grandchildren live in Richmond and thus he has plenty of help during this shut-in period. He feels that Virginia is very fortunate in having a really competent governor who is leading the efforts in handling the deadly virus. Ralph is a trustee emeritus of Randolph-Macon College, having served 26 years on their board.

Aug, 2020

Sally Hill Cooper is weathering the pandemic in her apartment in Arlington, Va. Sally is a conscientious worker for the Democratic Party and is involved especially in national politics. She spends her extra home time “cleaning out her files” so she will be ready to roll when the restrictions are lifted.

Aug, 2020

Marybeth Keser Burbank is in her home in Brunswick, Me. She recently lost her husband, Jim. After many years of caring for him at home, she had to admit him to hospital care. With the virus necessitating prohibition of visitors, she and her children were not able to be with him for his last days.

Aug, 2020

Glenn N. Bower of Southern Pines, N.C., is secluded in his retirement place. Although it is composed of four large apartment buildings and homes and cottages, about 300 people altogether, with three dining rooms in their clubhouse, all of these facilities are closed. He is allowed no visitors and meals are brought to his door. He is allowed to visit the grocery store. He says North Carolina’s governor was concerned that two health centers in Pinehurst did not report deaths in a timely fashion and that there has not been good reporting from the State in general. Glenn was an Alpha Delta Phi at Brown, and his late wife, Suzanne Griffiths ’53, four daughters and one granddaughter graduated from Brown.

Aug, 2020

Ruth Arness Anderson is in London, Ontario, where, like so many others, she is a shut-in. She believes we have to work together to find a solution to end the pandemic and build a better world. She just read the BAM and it made her nostalgic for those good years at Pembroke College and Brown University.

Aug, 2020

Barbara Olins Alpert ’56 AM writes: “Several archaeologists who are studying Kapova Cave in Russia have obtained permission to translate my book into Russian. Kapova Cave is in the southern Ural Mountains and is dated 10 to 15,000 years ago. My book The Creative Ice Age Brain is about prehistoric art, primarily preserved in caves and best known in France and Spain. Much of it has been dated back to between 15,000 and 30,000 years ago. The book attempts to probe the minds of the artists who left this amazing early human legacy.

Aug, 2020

Class president Barbara Kirk Hail reports: “I have been in touch with several classmates to ask how they are faring during their coronavirus pandemic isolation. The virus has created a new reality for all of us. For our age group particularly, perhaps it is not all bad. It gives us time to think over, appreciate, and put in order, the experiences of our long lives. May we all come together in 2022 at Brown reunion and share our collective wisdom. All my hopes for good health for all of our classmates, and for the world.

As for myself, I am self-isolating in my condo in Warren, Rhode Island, but the adjacent bike path allows a physical and emotional release with walks along the river and opportunities to observe ospreys perched on their nests before darting down to scoop up fish to feed their young. My daughter, Cindy Andrews Elder ’13 MPA, fills my grocery list weekly and disinfects all boxes, cans, fresh vegetables, and fruit before delivering it to my refrigerator. My son, Clinton Andrews ’78, a professor at Rutgers, had to master the new art of teaching a seminar in urban planning by Zoom. My daughter, Elizabeth Andrews Byers ’79, is working from home in Elkins, West Virginia, through webinars and Zoom with her fellows at the State DEM. Elizabeth’s husband, Alton, is home writing proposals for their next trip to Nepal, where they study glacial melting. Their son, Daniel Byers ’08, is studying filmmaking at Columbia University and finished his academic year on Zoom while living with his parents. For the first two weeks after arriving home, his parents sealed off a section of the house for him and served him his dinner on a stump outside his door. It is a quiet household, all three of them in their separate corners, online, working hard. At 5 p.m. they break and go for a long walk six feet apart with masks on. The new reality.”

Jun, 2020

Beverly Calderwood Hart writes: “Here is the report on the Class of 1952 fund established to help Brown University achieve need-blind admissions and a diverse community of qualified students: Principal: $265,233.73. Endowment value: $859,208.83. Endowment distribution on July l, 2019: $32,873.26.”

Apr, 2020
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May, 2019

Class secretary David Nichols reports the Class of 1952 Endowment Scholarship fund was presented to Reed Jaworski ’20, with a concentration is math, physics, and philosophy, for the fiscal year 2017-2018 and to Natalie Montufar ’21, with a goal to attend medical school and become a neurosurgeon to help people with Alzheimer’s disease, for the fiscal year 2018-2019.

Jul, 2018

Richard Bennett Walsh and Janet Colby Walsh ’53 wrote a book for children, A View of the Zoo, that was donated to the St. Louis Zoo as a fund raiser and sold very well. Janet did the drawings and they went to a book signing before Christmas at the zoo. They had fun and sold many books to raise money for the zoo. They have lived in St. Louis for close to 30 years since Dick retired, near all of their children and most of their grandchildren.

Jul, 2018

Russell Preble Jr. is still working as a Washington, D.C., city guide. He writes: “I’m enjoying everything Washington, D.C., has to offer except the traffic.”

Jul, 2018

John Grainger’s wife, Grace, died in 2015, and he is living in a retirement facility in Southbury, Conn. He writes that he tries to stay active.

Jul, 2018

Marylynn Monk Boris moved to her son’s home in Florida after the death of her 29-year companion, Peter, and is enjoying getting to know her three grandchildren better. Her other two grandchildren live in Massachusetts. She plans to spend summers in Massachusetts or New Hampshire. She misses New England but says the sun is a pleasure.

Jul, 2018

Michael Cantwell published his 10th novel, The Black Hole Express. It is the story of two young physicists who escape the cruelties of their planet’s ruler by unleashing the energies of a Black Hole that takes them to New York City in the early 21st century. When he was a student at Brown, he was coeditor with Hillary Masters ’52 of Brunonia, the literary magazine. 

May, 2018

Lucy Brubaker Tortolani writes: “I’m enjoying life in Rhode Island and my proximity to Brown. The lectures on campus are topical and stimulating. Gene ’52 and I attend when we can. I play bridge weekly and do Sudoku and crossword puzzles daily. I take pleasure in knitting hats and needlepointing Christmas stockings for my grandchildren, and I enjoy trips to New York City and Boston with my daughters. Most importantly, I am a devoted caretaker for Gene. Unfortunately, I’ve lost touch with many from the class of ’55 but have corresponded recently with Lois McClarin-Revi, and she’s doing well in Hanover, Pennsylvania. She belongs to two book groups and it’s clear from her writing that her sharp wit and views on world affairs are alive and well informed. I have also connected with Nancy Schuleen Helle and she’s still an avid writer and doing freelance work for the Silvermine Art Center in New Canaan, Connecticut. I’m looking forward to our 65th reunion in two very short years and hope to see many fellow classmates there.”

May, 2018

Howard Wiener received an award from the San Diego’s American Inns of Court, the William B. Enright Lifetime Achievement Award.

Apr, 2018

Julia Potts Grehan '52 writes: “I now live in Mobile, Alabama, and am busy at 87. I had a good trip to Hawaii in October and rode horseback in the Maui mountains. I was saddened by the death of Nancy Goerger Smith this past summer. I keep in touch with Lynn Willis Church, Priscilla Wilder Andre, and Betsy Kissane Shequine. Hope all is well.”

Jan, 2018

Ralph Crosby writes: “I finished my 26th year on the board of trustees at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia. Our oldest son, Douglas, graduated from RMC in 1975, and I have enjoyed contributing to that very fine liberal arts college. Small colleges certainly have a role to play but have a difficult time recruiting students, particularly in Virginia, where the public institutions are so strong and provide an excellent education as well. My other four sons are all doing well—as I often say, all are employed and no one is in jail. I still have a condo in Naples, Florida, where I spend most of the winter. I have been fortunate since losing Joan in 2014 to find a wonderful lady to spend the rest of my time here with. I occasionally talk to Norm Steere and Glenn Bower on the telephone but unfortunately have lost touch with most of the class of 1952. I still regret that Brown has not fully supported the NROTC on campus as have many other Ivy League colleges. My best to all, particularly Gene Tortolani.”

Jan, 2018

Ben McKendall writes: “As a father of seven daughters, it is especially gratifying to have a woman as our class president. How much better off Brown is now as a fully coeducational campus. Here is a link to my personal photography site. It was created in 2000 when I was confronted by my first cancer diagnosis; with thoughts of mortality dancing in my head, I asked the woman who has taught me Photoshop to make me a website, just in case.”

Jan, 2018

Glenn Bower writes: “ My wife, Suzanne Griffiths Bower ’53, was suffering from Alzheimer’s and confined to a nursing home, so we could not attend the reunion. My daughters Pamela L. Bower-Basso ’77 and Priscilla S. Smyth ’87 were there. Pam has a daughter in the class of 2018. Our other two daughters, Elizabeth A. Hudgins ’79 and Emily Bower ’ 83, also were not able to be there, but Sue’s brother, Andrew Griffiths ’62, did attend. Sue’s father was in the class of 1927, so we have a lot of Brown connections. I was an Alpha Delt. I believe our survivors are down to three, Ralph Crosby, Norm Steere, and me.”

From the November/December 2017 Issue

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Annette Barabash Leyden writes: “Saw 10 plays in 19 days in London in late March with daughter Victoria. Daughter Danielle popped up from Belgium, so it was a family reunion as well.”

From the September/October 2017 Issue

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Class secretary Dave Nichols reports: “From an entering freshman class of 200 at Pembroke and 600 at Brown, 26 of us returned to the campus 65 years after we filed across the stage to receive our diplomas. We came to renew old friendships, to reminisce, to refresh memories of our time here, to hail Brunonia, and to learn more of the goals and paths that are leading Brown to an even more exciting future. Let there be no doubt, our alma mater is standing tall. A welcoming Friday reception in the rain on Keeney Quad was our first event, followed by our ’52 kickoff reunion dinner, fellowships, and hugs at the historic Hope Club. Saturday morning’s memorial service at Sayles was a beautiful remembrance of those gone before us. It was at the same time sad and sobering to read the list of 115 of our classmates deceased in the five years since our last reunion. For me there were many thoughts of my dad and his classmates, graduates of Brown in 1917. Surely they were here in spirit celebrating their 100th class reunion on this glorious Brown weekend. President Christina Paxson thrilled reunion classes with her talk under the tent on Ruth J. Simmons Quad. ‘Brown is on a roll,’ she said, and she backed this up by citing examples of what students are doing to make the community and the world a better place. We went off in many directions to reunion forums. A class luncheon/meeting brought us together again. Since most of our class officers of recent years are deceased it was time to reconstitute and choose new class officers. The following were chosen by acclamation: president Barbara Kirk Andrews Hail, vice president Bob MacFarlane, treasurer Annette Leyden, and secretary Dave Nichols. On Sunday morning the campus and its neighborhoods were overflowing with reunion classes, graduates, parents, faculty, bands, and bagpipers as we assembled for the traditional procession through the Van Wickle Gates and down College Hill. Class marshals Jim Muller and Annette Leyden led us as we proudly marched past thousands who were wildly cheering us old folks with our Class of 1952 banner held high. Near the end of the procession we passed through the gauntlet of new graduates. They greeted us with thunderous applause, thumbs up, and high fives, but through all of this we could hear them thinking: ‘That’ll be us in 65 years—you know, they don’t look so bad after all.’”

From the March/April 2017 Issue

Ruth Arness Anderson is still living in London, Ontario, and would like to hear from any classmates who care to write.

John B. Roberts writes that he retired, is widowed, sold three businesses, and lives in Franconia, N.H. He visited his son in Alaska, his daughter in Denver, and his other daughter in Meredith, N.H. He enjoys his two grandsons, one in college and one in high school.

From the November/December 2016 Issue

James L. Muller was on campus for Commencement to attend the graduation of his granddaughter Abby Muller, daughter of his son, Eric Muller ’84. It was also reunion weekend for his son David Muller ’81. He writes: “I hope to be back in Providence for my 65th reunion and attend the graduation of my grandson Daniel Muller ’17. It will also be reunion year for my daughter-in-law Diana Marcus Muller ’82. My wife of 50 years passed away in 2008. I retired law practice after 58 years. I look forward to spending winter months in Florida, where I have property on the Treasure Coast. In the last few years I have traveled more, with cruises to Alaska, the Baltic, the Black Sea, the Panama Canal, the Eastern Caribbean, Bermuda, and a trip around the tip of South America. I have also done some river cruises in Europe, sailing the Rhine and the Danube. I have taken some land tours to Israel and the American West. I intend to keep traveling until either the money or the body gives out, whichever shall first occur.” Contact James about any alumni activities in the area.

From the September/October 2016 Issue

Carolyn Capwell Gammell and June Foster LeMay (see Joan McMaster ’60).

From the July/August 2016 Issue

Daniel M. Garr writes: “I am a healthy 85 years old, married for 60 years to an amazing lady. We have four married children, all doing very well, and seven grandchildren, who are either already working in their chosen careers or well on their way. In August we are going on a cruise with all our children to celebrate our 60th anniversary, and the girls will have both been married for 30 years. We are blessed!”

From the May/June 2016 Issue

Salley Macartney Osborn moved from Venice, Fla., to Atkinson, N.H., in 2013. She writes: “We love being near our family, but we miss our Florida friends. I used to think by the time I reached this age I’d pretty much have all the important answers. Being around our grandchildren has made me wonder.… Instagrams? Androids? Upload, download, iPads, videos, texting, Twitter, and ‘just Google it!’ I’m learning.”

From the January/February 2016 Issue

Annette Barabash Leyden writes: “In July, I visited roommate Pat Phelps in Maryland. In August, I cruised the Norway coast from Bergen to Kirkenes and back with daughters Eleanor and Victoria.”

From the November/December 2015 Issue

Mary Miller Shenfield Marik writes: “A wonderful year for me—85 is the new 70! With my three young granddaughters as attendants, I was married on June 20 to Raymond Marik (Univ. of Washington ’57). We returned from our honeymoon to a lovely apartment in Parkshore, a retirement community on Lake Washington in Seattle. I continue to play duplicate bridge at clubs and tournaments when I can. Ray was a special ops airborne ranger in the Korean War and encourages me to work out to keep strong. I do!”

From the March/April 2015 Issue

Bennett S. Aisenberg was awarded the 2015 Warrior for Justice Award by the Sam Cary Bar Assoc. for his efforts promoting human rights, civil liberties, and equality. He is an attorney in Denver and a past president of the Colorado Bar Assoc., the Denver Bar Assoc., and the Colorado Trial Lawyers Assoc.

Daniel Garr writes: “In honor of my wife’s 80th birthday, we took our family on a cruise over New Year’s. I am the past president of the Brown Club of the Treasure Coast, which numbers some 250 alums and is still very active.”

From the January/February 2015 Issue

William Downey writes that he and his wife, Sabine, moved to a retirement home named for Otto Dibelius, the former bishop of the Berlin Protestant Church. It is 13 floors and houses 500 residents. “My wife, at 75, is one of the youngest. Some over 100 still get around.”

Mason Nye writes: “Still doing pretty well at age 84. I work out, enjoy directing a library book club, love my wife and home in Florida, and manage to get around on a cane. All the best to old friends from ’52 to ’56.”

From the November/December 2014 Issue

Class vice president Beverly Calderwood Hart reports: “The present recipient of the Class of 1952 Scholarship is Eugene Kim ’16 from Floral Park, N.Y. He entered Brown as a health and human biology concentrator but changed his focus to the humanities. Eugene says he became fascinated by the ways that English, visual arts, and anthropology have developed his overall thinking and mental processes. He has joined the Korean American Students Association and volunteers in a Providence tutoring organization. The Office of Financial Aid reports that 44 percent of undergraduates are receiving scholarship aid. Brown’s need-based scholarship budget reached $95.1 million in 2013. In FY’14 the Class of 1952 Endowed Scholarship Fund distributed $31,608. Its market value as of June 30, 2013 was $660,126.”

From the March/April 2014 Issue

Joanne Rubin Doxer and her husband, Arthur, sold their condo in Massachusetts and are living in Naples, Fla.


From the January/February 2014 Issue

Rudy Nelson ’71 PhD and his wife, Shirley, have published The Risk of Returning, a novel set in Guatemala during its civil war in 1987. The Nelsons have also produced the documentary film Precarious Peace: God and Guatemala, which explores the complicated process that brought the civil war to an end in 1996. Rudy retired in 1994 from SUNY Albany, where he taught in the English department for 23 years.


From the September/October 2013 Issue

Ruth Arness Anderson is still selling art and rare books online.

Davies Bisset’s sons—Davies III ’85, Andrew ’86, and Bobby (’90 BC)—treated their father to an 80th-birthday golf trek to Scotland in May. The Bisset foursome played five British Open courses (Muirfield, Turnberry, Carnoustie, Royal Troon, and the Old Course at St. Andrew’s), among other courses, over ten days. In addition to golf and single malt sampling, they visited the homes of Bisset ancestors in Edinburgh and Glasgow. They write: “A few Brown Sports Foundation logo balls were left behind in the burns and fescue rough!”

From the March/April 2013 Issue

Bennett S. Aisenberg received the Colorado Bar Assoc. Award of Merit on Jan. 11. A litigation attorney in Denver for 54 years, he specializes in arbitration, mediation, and matters involving legal ethics. The association’s highest honor, the Award of Merit is given annually for outstanding service to the association, the legal profession, the administration of justice, and the community. Bennett has served as president of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Assoc. (1984–85), president of the Denver Bar Assoc. (1991–92), and president of the Colorado Bar Assoc. (1998–99).

Ruth Arness Anderson writes: “Still selling art and rare books online and working on various other projects here in London, Ontario. Would love to hear from classmates!”

William Downey writes: “I have had to give up holding church services, but remain active in a German Protestant church. I am also still active in the U.S. Democratic Party group in Berlin, and helped several people vote in the November election.”

Arlene Gorton (see Janice Fernald Huang ’63).

From the November/December 2012 Issue

Ed Barry writes that on May 26 “the class of 1952 planted a new dogwood tree outside of Alumnae Hall on the Pembroke side of campus in memory of Dorothy Williams Wells. Dotty was a long-time volunteer who worked tirelessly for many years on the class campaign committee and on the class board. She was an active interviewer for the Brown Alumni Schools Committees and won the Brown Bear Award for service as well as the Nan Tracy ’46 Award. Dotty also served as an aide and a marshal on numerous occasions.”

Rev. Harry Gordon (see Bishop Arthur Williams ’57).

From the September/October 2012 Issue

Ruth Arness Anderson writes she would welcome news from classmates.

Mary Jane Bertolet Clemmer writes: “After 31 years of breeding bearded collies, a wonderful hobby, I am probably hanging up my shingle. I am now enjoying four beardies who will help Leo and me grow older with a smile. I am much too young to totally leave the business world, so I play ‘girl Friday’ at my son’s construction company. In my spare time you will see me in the garden.”

Beverly Calderwood Hart reports on the class members who attended reunion weekend: “The members came from as far away as Florida, Alabama, Illinois, and Canada. They have retired from the areas of teaching, museums, health, and the law. They love to travel all over the world. They are also involved in art, libraries, concerts, church, hospitals and hospice, tutoring, historical commissions, museums, law, ancestral research, horticulture, Pembroke, and politics. They visit their families, engage in outdoor sports, play bridge, do crosswords and Sudoku, and read. They range from having one grandchild to 26.”


From the May/June 2012 Issue

Patsy Wandelt Barrow reports: “In celebration of our 60th reunion, please mark this important milestone year with a gift to the 2011–2012 Annual Fund by June 30. With your help, the class of 1952 will be one step closer to reaching its goal of $150,000 with participation from 50 percent of the class. The 60th Reunion gift committee would like to thank those who have already given and extend an invitation to all members of the class to join us over reunion weekend to celebrate the class’s success. To make your gift today, log onto or send a check to: Brown University, Gift Cashier, Box 1877, Providence 02912 in order to make a positive impact on the current generation of Brown students.”

Marshall Cannell reports: “Save the dates to attend our fabulous 60th reunion weekend starting Friday, May 25. We are making great plans and are looking forward to seeing you and having a record attendance.”


From the January/February 2012 Issue

Cecilia Powell ten Braak writes: "After 53 years of marriage, I lost my husband, Tony, in April. I have a daughter in San Diego and two sons in Colorado. How about a round of golf?"

William Downey writes he has been retired 15 years from his position as a pastor of the German Protestant Church. He keeps busy with the Berlin Chapter of Democrats Abroad, which he cofounded in 1996. He is also active in his local parish and keeps up with his garden.

From the July/August 2011 Issue

Ruth Arness Anderson still lives in Ontario.

James A. Chronley writes he is sorry to miss next year's 60th reunion, but he is not able to drive or fly anymore. His parish nominated him as Catholic Man of the Year.

From the March/April 2011 Issue

Daniel M. Garr is in his second year as president of the Brown Club of the Treasure Coast in Florida. The club has more than 200 members, stretching from Melbourne to Stuart, Fla. Ted Colangelo '57 is the program chairman and always plans a fantastic dinner event. He writes: "Much credit goes to our founder, George Rollinson '57."

From the January/February 2011 Issue

Daniel Garr is in his second year as president of the Brown Club of the Treasure Coast in Florida. The club has more than 200 members, stretching from Melbourne to Stuart, Fla. Ted Colangelo '57 is the program chairman and always plans a fantastic dinner event. He writes: "Much credit goes to our founder, George Rollinson '57."

Richard A. Goeben has been retired since 1993 as vice president of Cleary Sales in the Chicago area. He was a sales rep in the office supplies and furniture field, covering the Midwest. He now enjoys fishing, gardening, and traveling.

Elizabeth Headly (see Engagements & Weddings).

Annette Barabash Leyden lost her husband, Stanley Leyden, on Sept. 26 to Parkinson's disease.

Hilary Masters continues to enjoy teaching in the English department of Carnegie Mellon's creative writing program. His recent books include a collection of essays, In Rooms of Memory, and a book of short stories, How the Indians Buried Their Dead, which received the Independent Publishers bronze medal in the literary short-story-collection category. Nebraska Press will republish the essay collection in a paper edition this year. His latest novel, Post, was published in January. Several short stories and essays have appeared in literary journals.

From the September/October 2010 Issue

Elizabeth Headly Joyce and Daniel Pilot '51 were married on Feb. 27 in White Plains, N.Y. Elizabeth works two or three days a week for Planned Parenthood in Hawthorne, N.Y.; sings with a choir in New York City; and plays tennis in Greenburgh, N.Y. Daniel is a financial analyst with Wells Fargo Securities. Elizabeth has four children and four grandchildren. Daniel has one son and three grandchildren. They now live in Hartsdale, N.Y.

From the July/August 2010 Issue

Bruce Freitag writes that he has retired from practicing law and that one of his clients, Porta John, which makes portable toilets for construction sites and outdoor events, honored him by naming a toilet after him. This new toilet, the company's biggest seller, can be seen on page one of the company's catalogue and online at

From the March/April 2010 Issue

Joseph Munro married Jean Andrews on July 18. They met while riding stationary bikes at a local fitness center. Jean was a ballet dancer with the State Ballet of Rhode Island until her late 50s and is a third-degree black belt. Joe writes: "Weekend trips, frequent dinners at various restaurants, and almost daily visits to the fitness center keeps us fit and life interesting."

Mason Nye is married to Joy Comstock and living in Palm Harbor, Fla. He is in good health and plays tennis three times a week and leads a library discussion group on contemporary fiction.

Mary Miller Shenfield and her husband, Jim (Princeton '46), wintered in Maui. They spend summers visiting their five sons and grandchildren in California and near Seattle. Mary keeps busy traveling and playing duplicate bridge. She has enjoyed visits with Nancy Goerger Smith and her husband, John.

Janis Cohen Weissman and Bernard Burton were married on Oct. 11. Together they have six children and nine grandchildren, including Nicole Burton '11 PhD. They live in Roslyn Heights, N.Y. Janis is retired from law practice but participates in the Volunteer Lawyers program of the Nassau Bar Assoc. She also paints and exhibits her work at local art shows.

From the January/February 2010 Issue

Fred Lougee retired from Central Connecticut State Univ. in 1992 after 30 years teaching in the modern and classical languages department. He and his wife, Jane, travel and spend summers on Cape Cod and winters in Florida, and in between they are in Farmington, Conn., where they have spent most of their professional life.

From the September/October 2009 Issue

Dan Garr (see George Rollinson '57).

Eunice Bugbee Manchester writes that at the annual meeting of the Brown Alumnae Club of Kent County (R.I.), Joan Hoost McMaster '60 was elected president; Betty Leaver Goff '53, vice president; Jane McGeary Watson '51, secretary; and Anne Renzi Wright '47, treasurer.

From the March/April 2009 Issue

Barbara Olins Alpert published The Creative Ice Age Brain: Cave Art in the Light of Neuroscience. She taught prehistoric art at RISD for many years and published articles in various archeology journals.

From the January/February 2009 Issue

Eunice Manchester writes that the Brown Alumnae Club of Kent County, R.I., celebrated its 60-year milestone at the Pembroke Legacy at Brown event on Nov. 8, 2008, at the Warwick Country Club.

From the November/December 2008 Issue

Class secretary Marshall Cannell reports that he retired from the faculty of the Wellesley (Mass.) Middle School, where he was teaching technical theater and the origins of Western drama. He still works on theater at the Moses Brown School in Providence.

Arthur L. Collard has recently moved with his wife, Helen, to Mahwah, N.J. They have two sons, a daughter and 13 grandchildren. He has just resigned from a ten-year volunteer career with the Leonia (N.J.) Shade Tree Commission.

Dan Grisley writes that he fills his time with gardening, the Sierra Club, strength training, and having fun with his grandchildren.

Margaret M. Jacoby is enjoying her retirement and has been performing as a guest astronomy lecturer for the Cunard Cruise Line. She has gone on eight cruises so far. Since graduation she has traveled around the world to view 13 solar eclipses. She was named professor emeritus of astronomy and physics at the Community College of R.I. and they have named their observatory after her.

George Junghanns recently published The Phoenix (Gauntlet Books).

Annette Barabash Leyden has three daughters who live in various parts of the world. She worked in a number of hospital libraries until 1996. Due to her husband's Parkinson's disease, in 2005 Annette and her husband moved to Kendal On The Hudson, a continuing care/retirement facility in New York's Hudson Valley. She lately has been able to travel to a number of Far East destinations, including India, Bhutan, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Bangkok.

Russ Preble has been working as a Washington, D.C., tour guide. He was honored in 2006 by the United States Triathlon Association for being ranked 5th in the duathlon (an athletic event that consists of a running leg followed by a cycling leg and another running leg ). He and his wife have eight grandchildren.

Dottie Williams Wells writes: "Class of '52 Pembrokers, several classmates are considering an off-year reunion. If you are interested, please contact me."

From the July/August 2008 Issue

Class president Ed Barry reports that he has retired as executive director of the Galilee Mission (a nonprofit substance-abuse agency in Rhode Island). He is currently working as a volunteer at South County Hospital in South Kingstown.

Robert J. Wheeler was recently inducted into the Massachusetts State Hockey Hall of Fame. A member of the Brown Hall of Fame, he had a record-setting Brown career and participated in the 1951 NCAA championship game, eventually earning All-American status.

From the May/June 2008 Issue

Frances Kaighn Robinson writes: "I took a wonderful trip from Hawaii to Hong Kong, Beijing, New Delhi, Kenya, and England. I've begun to love traveling again with friends. I live in Stuart, Fla., in the winter and in Mountainside, N.J., in the summer and would love to be in contact with any alums in these areas. My main passions are my eight grandchildren (all in N.J.) golf, photography, and gardening. I hope to be around for our next big reunion. So far I feel great."

From the January / February 2008 Issue

Class secretary Marshall Cannell reports that on August 25 a memorial for Brown’s hockey great, Don Sennott, was held in Providence with many hockey players in attendance, including classmates Al Gubbins, Bob Wheeler, Bob Maley, Jake (John) Murphy, Joe McOsker, and Ed Barry.

Robert Wheeler writes: “An article titled ‘Sennott Set Hockey Standard at Brown’ appeared in the Providence Journal shortly after Don’s passing. Don was inducted into the Brown Athletic Hall of Fame when it was founded, on Nov. 12, 1971, one of only six hockey players inducted at that time. He centered the highest scoring line in Brown history in 1951 on the team that reached the final of the NCAA championship, a team that was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame in 1998. Many observers believe it was the best hockey team Brown has ever had. He was selected to be on the Pentagonal League from 1950 to 1952 and was picked All-New England in 1951 and 1952.”

Norm Cleaveland (see Lena B. Chen ’73).

David Lubrano (see Ernest Colarullo ’43).

From the November / December 2007 Issue

Class secretary Marshall Cannell reports: “Ben Aisenberg is still practicing law in Denver but has switched from being a trial lawyer to being a mediator arbitrator. As he says, he has ‘switched from being a problem maker to being a problem solver.’ He is still active in bridge and sports and enjoys vacationing in his second home in Aspen.

Mark Batchelder has retired from engineering and lives with his wife, Janet, in the Linden Pond retirement community, where he gardens, and teaches/plays duplicate bridge. He claims he is known as the Raspberry King of Linden Pond, but he still finds time to go clamming once a month when they are in season.

Glenn Bower is very active in community groups and is playing tennis, golf, and lots of bridge. He and his wife, Suzanne Griffiths Bower ’53, were joined at the 55th reunion by their daughter, Pam Bower-Basso ’77 and her husband, Joseph Basso ’77, who were celebrating their 30th.

Ardene Stevens Butterfield still plays duplicate bridge when she is not kept busy with her seven grandchildren, including three little girls who are all under 5.

Wini Blacher Galkin and her husband were recently named Rhode Island Commodores. This is a group of 325 top business and civic leaders who play a key role in enhancing the state’s economy and quality of life. They have six grandchildren and live in Cranston.

Dave Nichols and his wife, Chris, have biked in France, Italy, Austria, Germany, Ireland, Vancouver, Nova Scotia, and many other places. They have ten grandchildren, the oldest of whom just graduated from college magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.

Bill Outerbridge is now editing the USGS Geologic Division Retirees Newsletter, as well as producing geologic research papers. He reports that more than one-fifth of geologic division retirees are keeping our taxes down by still working for the government for free.

Jack Ringer got a prize at his 35th reunion for having the youngest child in the class, who is now at Tulane. Jack still remodels buildings in Chicago and sponsors an internship at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown.

Mary Young Simpson and her husband, Alex Simpson, enjoy their summer camp at Big Moose Lake in New York’s Adirondacks. They say the place keeps humming with their seven grandchildren.

Phyllis Eldridge Suber continues to be busy with travel (hiking and biking) and assorted volunteer work in Princeton, N.J. She feels very lucky to be in good health and able to keep very active.”

From the September / October 2007 Issue

Reunion chairwoman Dorothy Williams Wells reports: “Our 55th was celebrated in perfect weather on Memorial Day weekend. At the University memorial service, Fred Gifford and Pat Wandelt Barrow lit candles memorializing those who’ve passed away since our last reunion. At dinner Saturday evening, the class honored Ed Barry, Fred Gifford, and Bill Rogers with special awards for their many years of leadership and commitment to their class. They are and always will be ‘Ever True.’ The new class officers are Ed Barry, president, Beverly Calderwood Hart, vice president, Marshall Cannell, secretary, and Fred Gifford, treasurer. Hats off to each of you who has contributed to your class reunion gift and to each gift-committee member. To date we have given the Brown Annual Fund the largest 55th reunion class gift.

“Several people are interested in getting together between official reunions somewhere in the Providence area, possibly next spring. If this interests you, please reply to your new reunion cochairs Beverly Calderwood Hart or Dotty Wells.”

Davies Bisset and his wife split their time between homes in Narragansett, R.I., and Naples, Fla., and are often away visiting their children. When not traveling, they walk, swim, and play golf.

Judith Brown is now retired but keeps busy with volunteer work, gardening, and travel.

Tyler Day is active in community affairs in Naples, Fla., and still works as a marketing consultant. He also plays tennis and travels.

William Downey continues to live in Berlin, Germany, where both he and his wife are retired Protestant pastors. He cofounded a local political group called Democrats Abroad, of which he is honorary chairman.

Rogers Elliott and his wife, Asoong Len Elliott, live in Norwich, Vt. Although Rogers has now retired as a professor at Dartmouth, he still teaches the occasional class. Asoong says they spend their winters in Honolulu but do a lot of additional traveling.

Mary Linda Foxhall, who is still active in the peace movement and Amnesty International, spends her spare time writing poetry and knitting.

Bob Gaynor has been retired for ten years and lives on Cape Cod. He and his wife keep busy with sports, church, trips to Europe, and community activities.

Ellen Arnold Lloyd lives outside Philadelphia with her husband, Terrey, but spends February in Ariz., March in Fla., and summers on Cape Cod. She and her husband have a total of twenty-five grandchildren. She says celebrating birthdays is a problem.

Edward Munves and his wife, Norma Sue Caslowitz Munves ’54, are still working, but their daughter Joan Munves ’80 is now head of their firm.

Stanley Phillips sails out of Southport Harbor, Conn., in the summer and lives in Naples, Fla., in the winter.

Hilary T. Masters writes: “Elegy for Sam Emerson, my new novel, was reviewed very well by the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and other papers. Bookviews called it ‘a real treat.’ Library Journal said the book is ‘enthusiastically recommended.’ I will have a new collection of personal essays published in 2008.”

Joe Munro writes: “I’m still enjoying retirement at Point Judith, R.I. We hear the waves on the shore during storms and the lighthouse foghorns when it’s foggy. I dabble in ebay sales of coins and old books. Collections of antique postcards and antique Western photos also keep me occupied.”

Robert Ryan has been living in Belfast, Me., for fourteen years and continues to be an active member of his community. Besides tutoring students full time in math and English, he is starting a self-financed private high school in Thorndike, Me.

Dorothy Williams Wells was named a trustee of the St. Elizabeth Community, a nonprofit, nonsectarian charitable organization that provides care to older adults. She earlier served as volunteer chairwoman of St. Elizabeth’s capital campaign in 2004.

From the July / August 2007 Issue

Thomas J. Landry writes: “I moved to Mass. in 2005 to be closer to two of my three children and seven athletic grandchildren. Great move!”

From the March / April 2007 Issue

Ed Barry, chair of the reunion activities committee, reports: “Plans are about completed for our forthcoming 55th reunion on the May 25 weekend. We hope you have noted your calendar and will be able to join us. Do contact your classmates and let them know you plan on attending, it encourages them to participate. For all, it’s a great opportunity to renew friendships, view the many changes on campus, take in a forum or two, hear President Simmons, participate in the nostalgic Commencement March, and have a memorable weekend. Ed Munves is the honorary chair and Bill Rogers and Dotty Wells are co-chairs of our reunion gift committee. Details will be forthcoming. We look forward to seeing you.”

Peter Gillis ’64 PhD was recently recognized by the Blue Grass Sportsmen’s League of Lexington, Ky., for his accomplishments in bullseye pistol shooting and service to the league, which awarded him a lifetime membership and named the pistol range after him.

From the January / February 2007 Issue

John Grainger moved from Ridgefield, Conn., to beautiful Heritage Village, a retirement community with many activities in Southbury, Conn.

Nicholas Reggio returned to Wellesley, Mass., after a winter at Isle of Palms, S.C

Mary Miller Shenfield writes that she has gone on several archaeological tours recently with her husband, Jim (’46 Princeton), including to Libya to see Leptis Magna and Cyrene. They live in Maui, Hawaii, in the winters and Bainbridge Island, Wash., in the summers, and enjoy their five sons and their families. On Bainbridge Island they enjoy seeing Nancy Goerger Smith and her husband, John.

Carolyn E. Tew heard from Jane Stoker Pierce. Jane is living in Ireland.

From the September / October 2006 Issue


Ben Aisenberg was awarded the Don W. Sears Ethics Award on May 20 at the Colorado Bar Association’s (CBA) ethics committee meeting. The award is given to outstanding CBA members who have given tirelessly to the ethical enhancement of the legal profession in Colorado.

Eunice Bugbee Manchester, publicity chairperson of the Brown Alumnae Club of Kent County (R.I.), reported the following alumnae were elected officers at their annual meeting in East Greenwich, R.I., for the 2006–07 year: Rula Patterson Shore ’67, president; Eleanor Deblasio Oddo ’51, vice president; Betty Leaver Goff ’53, secretary; and Anne Renzi Wright ’47, treasurer.

From the May / June 2006 Issue

Phyllis Eldridge Suber and her husband, Mike (Bucknell ’53), went on a fascinating trip with geology professor Terry Tullis, his wife, Connie68, and the Brown Univ. Travelers to see the volcanoes of Hawaii. Phyllis writes: The Tullises “were a pleasure to travel with—so knowledgeable and congenial.” Phyllis and Mike also visited son Ken ’79 and his family in Tasmania, Australia, where Ken has lived for more than twenty years. Another highlight of the year was a hiking trip on the volcanoes of southern Italy, culminating in a climb to the rim of the main crater of Mt. Etna in Sicily.

Robert Wagner moved to Greensboro, N.C., after spending thirty-two years in Alexandria, Va.—the longest he has lived in one place in his whole life. He retired in 1998 from the Defense Logistics Agency in Fort Belvoir, Va.

From the March / April 2005 Issue

Bruce Yarber received the annual William G. Dwight Award at the Log Cabin Banquet and Meeting House in Holyoke, Mass. The award recognizes citizens for outstanding volunteer work.

From the November / December 2004 Issue

Paul B. Alexander and his wife, Molly, made the trip from San Diego in May to celebrate a great Commencement. Paul writes: “Our daughter Sarah Chase received her PhD in anthropology. It was a very special day for us to be back on the Brown campus. I am still doing a little geology and enjoying life on the beach.”

Peter P. Gillis ’64 PhD, professor emeritus of materials engineering at the Univ. of Kentucky, captained Team UltraDOT, which won the national pistol team championship during the 2004 National Pistol Matches at Camp Perry, Ohio. The national team championship is based on aggregate score from the twenty-two-caliber, center-fire, and forty-five-caliber championships, each shot on successive days. More than 100 teams, both military and civilian, compete annually in these matches. In 1999 Team UltraDOT won, and then repeated its victory in 2000. After three years of second- and third-place finishes, they broke back into the winners’ circle this year.

From the September / October 2004 Issue

Herb Alexander writes: “Reputed to be one of the best guides in Israel, I am still active as a lecturer and guide for Jerusalem’s archaeological seminars, mainly with private tours. My wife died seven years ago, and I have recently remarried. Four children and four grandchildren are all living here. I would welcome a visit from fellow alumni.”

From the July / August 2004 Issue

John Grainger writes that he is enjoying an active retirement in Ridgefield, Conn., and Florida.

Hilary Masters’s work received the 2004 Award for Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Joe Munro is still enjoying retirement at Point Judith, R.I. He and his wife, Marilyn,

celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary on Dec. 26 with a quiet dinner at home with two of sons and their wives, who did the cooking. Joe and Marilyn would like to hear from any classmates living in the area and perhaps share a fine fresh-fish dinner.

From the May / June 2004 Issue

Warren Barker writes: “I’m retired in Boulder, Colo., and enjoying skiing, biking, and running. I do an annual four-day bike tour through the Colorado Rockies. This year my wife, Jean, and I mark our 50th anniversary.”

From the March / April 2004 Issue

Eunice Bugbee Manchester, of Warwick, R.I., writes: “Elsie Anderson Drew ’46 planned the wonderful 55th anniversary celebration of the Brown Alumnae Club of Kent County, which was held at the Brown Faculty Club on Nov. 8. A club scrapbook depicting activities and memorabilia, which eventually will become part of the Farnum Archives at the Hay Library, was on display.” Eunice reports that a video of the event will be added to the club history, and that a contribution was presented to President Ruth Simmons toward her Initiatives for Academic Enrichment. Club members Cleo Palelis Hazard ’51 and Mary Holburn ’50 were acknowledged for receiving 2003 Brown Service Awards.

From the January / February 2004 Issue

Lester Hyman has published U.S. Policy Towards Liberia, 1822 to 2003: Unintended Consequences? (Africana Homestead Legacy Publishers).

Eunice Bugbee Manchester announces that at the annual meeting of the Brown Alumnae Club of Kent County the following officers were reelected for the 2003–04 year: president, Cleo Palelis Hazard ’51; vice president, Jane McGeary Watson ’51; secretary, Rev. Marjorie Logan Hiles ’49; and treasurer, Anne Renzi Wright ’47. Elsie Anderson Drew ’46 was in charge of plans for the 55th anniversary of the club that was held on Nov. 8 , at the Faculty Club. The informal reception began with a visit by President Ruth Simmons, followed by lunch. A club scrapbook and video and other memorabilia was on display.

From the November / December 2003 Issue

Patricia Condon Kearney writes that she and her husband are selling their Wellesley, Mass., home of forty-five years and moving to Juno, Fla. They hope to rent a place around Wellesley for four months each year.

Peg Wilkinson Fletcher’s watercolors were shown at the Rhode Island Watercolor Society Gallery in September.

From the March / April 2003 Issue

Elena Rocchio (see Nancy Dee ’82).

Dotty Wells, of Narragansett, R.I., received the Partner in Philanthropy Award from the Association of Fund-Raising Professionals in December. She was recognized for her volunteer work on behalf of the Saint Elizabeth Community in East Greenwich, R.I. A member of the community’s board of trustees, she recently chaired its capital campaign.

From the November / December 2002 Issue

Steve Espo (see Ruth Ann Sidel Espo '59).

Bill Kinder (see Courtney Carr Hamilton '91).

From the July / August 2002 Issue

Wini Blacher Galkin and her husband, Bob Galkin '49, were thrilled to march at Commencement with their oldest grandchild, Naomi Kenner '02. Four generations of Wini's family have now graduated from Brown, including Wini's late mother, Esther Gleckman Blacher '29, and daughter, Ellen Kenner '75.

Mason Nye writes: "My wife, Mary Ann Burrows Nye, and I are enjoying retirement in Florida. We are both very active in our church and sing in the choir. I teach courses in literature, run two book groups, and play tennis twice a week. Mary Ann is an office assistant and also volunteers as a literacy tutor. We recently flew to Philadelphia to attend our youngest daughter's wedding. She is a Unitarian minister and her husband is musician."

From the May / June 2002 Issue

Report from reunion headquarters: "Reunion plans are complete. We hope to see you at Brown for a great weekend, May 24-27. Join us at your class events, Campus Dance, the Pops Concert, and the Commencement March. Register at alumni. If you haven't received your reunion mailing, please contact (401) 863-1947;"

Annette Barabash Leyden, of Irvington, N.Y., writes: "Marjean Armitage Ingalls and I took an Elderhostel trip to Uruguay in November. We saw lots of birds and sea lions. Last July I visited with Pat Phelps, Beverly Greensides Schnitzer, and Carolyn Quinn Tew."

From the November / December 2000 Issue

Larry Kaufman (see Mark Kaufman ’87).

From the July / August 2000 Issue

Constance Jenks Peake, of Durham, N.C., writes that purely by chance, she and Barbara Merrill Schneider sat beside each other at dinner in Borgarnes, Iceland, in May 1999. Though they did not know each other at Pembroke, during the course of their conversation they discovered that they had been classmates. They enjoyed reminiscing about college while they, their husbands, and others in the group traveled around Iceland on an Elderhostel trip.

Dick Sherman writes that he was honored for distinguished public service by the North Attleboro-Plainville (Mass.) Rotary Club, the North Attleboro selectmen, and the Massachusetts legislature. Active in North Attleboro civic affairs, Dick chaired the town’s millennium celebration, a series of events in 1999. He has served on various town committees since 1954, including the school committee and the library trustees. He also authored a bicentennial history of the town in 1976. Dick and Nancy Schmidt Sherman ’53 have three children: Jeff, Debbie, and Rob, and two granddaughters. Dick retired three years ago as manager of marketing communications at Raytheon.

From the May / June 2000 Issue

Hilary Masters, of Pittsburgh, has published In Montaignes Tower (University of Missouri Press), a book of personal essays. Also the author of eight novels, Hilary has received the Emily Balch Award for short fiction from the Virginia Quarterly Review.

From the March / April 2000 Issue

Lester Berkelhamer (see Karen Berkelhamer Harrison ’87).

Fred Kopf writes: “I retired to Stuart, Fla., in 1994 after forty years as an investment analyst in New York. I eagerly await the opening of my son Alex’s brew pub in Ojai, Calif., where I will volunteer as batch taster. I’m studying conversational German and trying to unlearn all the bad tennis strokes I have mastered over the years.”

From the January / February 2000 Issue

Peter P. Gillis '64 Ph.D. is coach and captain of Team Ultradot, a pistol-shooting team that won the national team championship at the 1999 national pistol matches held at Camp Perry in Ohio. Peter writes: "The championship is based on the aggregate score from the twenty-two-caliber, the center-fire, and the forty-five-caliber championships. More than 100 military and civilian teams compete annually in these matches. Team Ultradot was the first civilian team to win the team championship since the Georgia Sport Shooting Association broke the barrier in 1971." Peter was also a firing member of the team, which won all three guns at the Kentucky state championship and at the On to Perry regional pistol championship.

From the July / August 1999 Issue

Bill Eaves is alive, well, and prospering in the Palm Springs area. He writes: "I am serving on so many charity and volunteer boards that I have changed my job description from 'retired.' I hope to get back to a reunion one of these years." Bill would be delighted to hear from classmates.

From the May / June 1999 Issue

Herbert Alexander spent a long New Year's weekend visiting his high school classmate and freshman roommate, Ernest Prupis, and his wife, Sheila, at their home in Seabrook Island, S.C. Herb, who has lived in Jerusalem since 1973, is a professional tour guide whose work has been referred to in Condé Nast Traveler. Ernie writes that he and Sheila gave Herb a tour of nearby Charleston to reciprocate Herb's guided tour of Israel.

James Muller (see Diana Marcus Muller '82).

From the March / April 1999 Issue

On Oct. 24, members of our class and their guests gathered in Manning Hall to participate in the unveiling of the Class of 1952 plaque honoring our gift of $246,000 donated at our 45th reunion. The gift made possible the renovation to the Prospect Street entrance and lobby, including a chair lift to the second floor for handicapped accessibility. The bronze plaque is located on the right wall as you enter Manning on the Prospect Street side. After brief remarks by Dotty Wells and Director of the Brown Annual Fund George Nehme, Class President Dave Bisset and immediate-past-president Marshall Cannell unveiled the plaque. Ed Barry arranged for the great lunch at our class tent at the stadium. The football seats couldn't be beat! Brown's exciting homecoming football victory was the culmination of a glorious fall day.

Mary Williams Lindsay reports that Janet Lindsay '86 and Steve Weinberg announce the birth of Rebecca Adams, born May 21. She joins Lindsay, 2. Steve is a human resources manager at Sharp Laboratories. Richard Lindsay '78 has accepted a job at American General Financial Services.

From the January / February 1999 Issue

Miles Berger has been inducted into the Chicago Association of Realtors Hall of Fame. He is vice chairman of Heitman Financial and the chairman of Mid Town Bank and Trust.

Margaret M. Jacoby, Newport, R.I., writes: "From April 21 to May 10, I had the pleasure of being an astronomy lecturer (for the second time this year) aboard Cunard's Vistafjord on their Atlantic Mural East cruise. It was my first experience at sea for eight days, and I loved it. I gave my astronomy lectures and had a wonderful experience!"

Theodore B. Selover Jr., a technical consultant in Shaker Heights, Ohio, has been named a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICE). Fellow status in the AICE is one of the highest honors that can be conferred on a chemical engineer. Among his achievements, Theodore is the author of sixteen publications, the holder of nine patents, and the translator of numerous Russian engineering journals.

From the November / December 1998 Issue

Bennett S. Aisenberg, Denver, was named the Colorado Bar Association's 101st president. Before establishing his own office, he was partner with Gorsuch, Kirgis, Campbell, Walker, and Grover. He is a past president of the Denver Bar Association and the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association. Aisenberg is also a past president of the Brown Club of Colorado. Previously he was a labor arbitrator and an instructor on torts and real estate law for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.

Peter P. Gillis '64 Ph.D. captained and coached Team Ultradot to victory in the .45 Caliber Team Championship at the 1998 National Pistol Matches at Camp Perry, Ohio. Approximately one hundred teams, both military and civilian, compete annually in this match. Peter was also a firing member of The Hasbeens, who won all of the team events at the On To Perry regional pistol championship in Lexington, Ky.

From the September / October 1998 Issue

Eunice Bugbee Manchester announces that the Brown Alumnae Club of Kent County (R.I.) is planning a 50th anniversary celebration on Oct. 25 at the Quidnessett Country Club in North Kingstown, R.I. The luncheon is $25 per person and is open to all Brown graduates and friends. Chairpersons are Anne Renzi Wright '47 and Dorothy Mancini LaFond '56.

From the July / August 1998 Issue

Patricia MacBride Hendrickson writes: "Since retirement from full-time teaching in the science department at Staples High School in Westport, Conn., several years ago, I have been involved with helping establish the Women's Campaign School at Yale, now five years old. Its mission is to accelerate the rate at which trained women run for elective office and win. We have women in attendance from all over this country and the world. We've even had three outstanding Brown alums as students. Anyone interested in applying to a session may write me (c/o Women's Campaign School at Yale, P.O. Box 686, Westport 06881) for an application. For five years, I have also been coordinator of an all-volunteer clinic escort service for the Summit Women's Center in Bridgeport, Conn. The escorts have defended women's constitutionally protected right to access medical assistance. In March 1997, we took part in a landmark federal-state suit (using the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act) against some protesters at the clinic. What an experience. In recent years, my husband and I have enjoyed visiting China, New Zealand, Thailand, Australia, and Hawaii. And I'm writing this from the Caribbean!"

Margaret Jacoby met Anne Walter Lowenthal '58 and Anne's sister, Suzanne Walter Bassani '63, aboard Cunard's Vistafjord during its Total Solar Eclipse Cruise from Feb. 20 to March 6. Margaret and Anne were both lecturers for the ship's enrichment program; Margaret also served as the passengers' consultant in the field of astronomy and for observing the eclipse, her tenth. Margaret writes: "Suzanne was a delightful participant in the shipboard activities and reported seeing the `Green Flash,' a rare observation." Margaret lives in Pawtucket, R.I.

Terry M. Townsend and Sara Devine Townsend moved to Maine in April. "We're accessible by land, air, and water," they write. "We are very close to Mary Littleton Sistare and her husband, Sandy."

From the May / June 1998 Issue

John Grainger retired after forty-five years in the advertising business in New York City. "I'm now enjoying the less hectic life," he writes. John recently traveled to Arizona and Florida, where his two grown children live. His third grandchild, Zachary, was born Dec. 25.

Larry Kaufman (see Lisa Lebow Kaufman '88).

From the May / June 1998 Issue

John Grainger retired after forty-five years in the advertising business in New York City. "I'm now enjoying the less hectic life," he writes. John recently traveled to Arizona and Florida, where his two grown children live. His third grandchild, Zachary, was born Dec. 25.

Larry Kaufman (see Lisa Lebow Kaufman '88).

From the March / April 1998 Issue

Ben Berkman writes: "My daughter, son-in-law, and I recently bought a horse farm in Wake Forest, N.C., to breed and train Arabians. Waste removal from the stalls is excellent for waist removal."

Dora Bucco Lingen writes: "This summer my cousin and her husband came to visit us from Italy. Her husband used his handheld computer to translate Italian into English when communicating with Al, my husband. We gathered at my mother's house in Waterbury, Conn., and toured a bit."

Phyllis Eldridge Suber, Princeton, N.J., and her husband, Mike, bicycled in Provence, France, this fall and spent two days in Paris.



Jun, 2024

Roger H. Cloutman ’52, of Springfield, Mass.; Dec. 16. He worked for Monsanto Chemical Company in Springfield. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and he enjoyed playing bridge. He is survived by three children, a granddaughter, a sister, nieces, and nephews. 

Apr, 2024

Edwin F. Boynton ’52, of Rockville, Md., and Naples, Fla.; Jun. 18. He was drafted into the U.S. Army during the Korean War after graduation. He was deployed to Washington, D.C., where he served as a commissioned officer in the Department of Finance. On weekends, he worked part-time for the Wyatt Company, an actuarial consulting firm, where he spent his entire professional career following his honorable discharge from the Army. He worked for 32 years as a consulting actuary for the Wyatt Company, advising Fortune 100 companies on pension plans and retirement benefits. He testified before the U.S. Congress as an expert for important pieces of legislation, including the 1972 Supreme Court decision in Flood v. Kuhn in which major league baseball’s reserve clause was upheld under the antitrust exemption granted to it by Congress. He gave testimony and was one of the architects of the landmark federal legislation Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), which established minimum standards for pension plans in private industry, and he helped to preserve and extend retirement benefits when he served as the subject matter expert to Congress for the passage of the Social Security Reform Act of 1983. He served as an officer on the board of directors of the American Academy of Actuaries, including the role of president from 1977 to 1978. He also served for 20 years as chairman of the board of actuaries for the Civil Service Retirement System. He retired in 1987. Phi Beta Kappa. He enjoyed being a snow bird and scuba diving coral reefs, playing golf and bridge, reading, photography, and travel. He is survived by his wife, Mary; five children and their spouses; 12 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild. 

Apr, 2024

Edmund Traverso ’52, of Ipswich, Mass.; Jun. 17. He worked for the U.S. Rubber Co. after graduating. In 1957, he received a master’s in education from Boston University and relocated to Amherst, where he taught history. He was named history department chair at Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School in 1962 and moved to Ipswich. In 1970, he joined the faculty at Boston State College and following a merger with UMass, became the director of continuing education. In retirement he consulted with Tufts University and served as an elected member of his local school committee. He enjoyed classical and folk guitar, gardening, carpentry, cooking, hiking, bird watching, fishing, and sailing. He is survived by a daughter, a son, two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and three nieces.

Apr, 2024

James F. McGinn Jr. ’52, of Lexington, Mass.; Jul. 8. He was a veteran of World War II, and served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Winslow. After Brown he received a master’s in electrical engineering from Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute. He then worked at Mitre Corp. for 30 years, living in Brussels during his last two years at Mitre, subsequently traveling around Europe with his wife. They enjoyed running in 10k races together for many years. In his retirement, he took cooking classes with his wife and scuba diving lessons during winter months spent in Florida. He was a lifelong learner who enjoyed reading, food, and Beefeater gin and tonics. He is survived by four children and their spouses, eight grandchildren, a great-grandchild, brother John ’56, and many nieces and nephews. 

Apr, 2024

Mary Mako Carson ’52, of Durham, N.C.; Aug. 1. After raising a family, she continued her education at Duke University, where she received her master’s in education. She spent more than 20 years in the Durham public school system. She volunteered with the Salvation Army of Durham and with the IRS, helping others do their taxes. She enjoyed cooking, playing bridge, and spending time singing with the Durham Savoyards. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, a son, three grandchildren, two great-granddaughters, and a sister. 

Apr, 2024

Lester Berkelhamer ’52, of Armonk, N.Y.; Sept. 9. He graduated from Columbia Law School and enlisted in the U.S. Army stationed in Germany. Upon his return, he was a labor attorney and worked for the National Labor Relations Board and Dewey Ballantine, Borden, Lipkowitz & Plaut, retiring from Bleakley Platt & Schmidt. He enjoyed fishing, boating, cycling, and playing tennis. He is survived by daughter Karen Harrison ’87; a son; and three grandchildren. 

Apr, 2024

George P. Moser Jr. ’52, of South Newfane, Vt., formerly of New Jersey; Nov. 19. He graduated from Rutgers University Law School and practiced with his father at Moser, Roveto, McGough & Von Shaumberg in New Jersey. In 1987, he was appointed a justice of the New Jersey Superior Court, where he presided until his retirement to Vermont in 1991. He enjoyed deer hunting and playing blackjack. He is survived by four children, six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and two nephews.

Nov, 2023

Alexander R. Simpson ’52, of Pittsford, N.Y.; June 28. He earned a master’s degree in history from the University of Michigan and worked at the Washtenaw County Road Commission. In Rochester, he taught history at East High School from 1961 until 1990. He was a communicant of Christ Church Episcopal of Pittsford. He was a member of the American Civil Liberties Union, Metro Justice, and the American Federation of Teachers. He is survived by three children and their spouses, seven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. 


Nov, 2023

Mavis A. Payne Perkins ’52, of Cedar Grove, N.J.; May 2. She met her husband Raymond ’52, who predeceased her, at Brown and together they enjoyed raising their family and being active members of Bradford Bath & Tennis Club and Montclair Golf Club. She is survived by six children, including daughters Elizabeth Perkins ’76 and Kathleen Perkins ’80; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. 

Nov, 2023

Herbert C. Helle ’52, of New Canaan, Conn.; May 16. After Brown, he served in the U.S. Army, where he was responsible for guided missiles at White Sands Proving Grounds, N. Mex., and at Huntsville, Ala. In 1959, he married his college sweetheart and they lived in New York City, followed by Bernardsville and New Vernon, N.J., and ultimately their forever home in New Canaan. He had a long career with IBM, beginning as a sales trainee in New Jersey. For most of his career, he traveled the country serving as an IBM brand and product ambassador and organizational leader for IBM’s business trade shows. He had a passion for collecting things that began with stamps and grew to include matchbooks of his favorite restaurants. Later it was beer cans, a hobby that included traveling around the country visiting and photographing local breweries and later led to finding new wines and wineries to visit and photograph in the U.S., France, and Italy. He also served as photographer for his wife, who was a freelance travel writer. Some of his photos have been published in Greenwich Review Magazine, the Stamford Advocate, and the Connecticut Sunday Post travel section. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Schuleen Helle ’55; a daughter and son-in-law; a son and daughter-in-law; and four grandchildren. 

Nov, 2023

Rawser P. Crank ’52, of Cumming, Ga.; May 27, from post-op complications from diverticular bleeding. In addition to 29 years of private practice in internal medicine and cardiology and a five year affiliation with Dekalb Medical Center, he served a year as assistant director of the stroke and vascular division of the U.S. Public Health Service in Washington, D.C., and another year as associate professor in cardiology at Emory University School of Medicine. He retired at age 90. He was a past member of the American Medical Society, Medical Association of Georgia, and Dekalb Medical Society. He served on numerous professional committees at Dekalb Medical Center, he lectured on medical ethics, and in 1970 he was cofounder of the Scottdale Clinic, a free clinic for the care of medically indigent people. He was the proud recipient of the Julius McCurdy award, chosen by his peers, for outstanding care and service to Dekalb Medical Center and the community. He enjoyed singing with the Atlanta Symphony Chorus and the Atlanta Choral Society. He was president and on the board of the Atlanta Bach choir and sang with the choir for two years. He was always very active in his local community church, and he enjoyed woodworking, fishing, and gardening, having landscaped and maintained the grounds of Meadowbrook Nursing Home (Ga.). He is survived by his wife, Barbara; two children; three step-children; and seven grandchildren. 

Aug, 2023

Paul E. Seifert ’52, of Southbury, Conn., formerly of New Milford, Conn.; Jan. 13. After graduating from Brown and serving in the U.S. Army, he began a career in New Milford that consisted of working with two family businesses. He was a manager at Prox Furniture and later a manager at H.H. Taylor and Sons, Inc, from which he retired in the late 1990s. He was active in the New Milford community, serving in several capacities at the United Methodist Church, volunteering as commissioner and coach for the New Milford Little League, and being a scout leader. He was a skilled craftsman and woodworker and enjoyed pastel and watercolor painting. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; three children and their spouses; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Aug, 2023

John F. Novatney Jr. ’52, of Hilton Head Island, S.C., formerly of Ohio; Mar. 24. After earning his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, he practiced law at the Cleveland office of Baker & Hostetler for more than 35 years. Late in his professional career, he was general counsel of Central Reserve Life and volunteered as a municipal judge. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps, where he attained the rank of captain and earned a Bronze Star, a Purple Heart, and the Marine Corps Presidential Unit Citation. He enjoyed the water, piloting power boats on Lake Erie and around the Great Lakes for most of his life, and was a longtime member of both the Catawba Island Club and the Cleveland Yachting Club. He was a member of Brown’s basketball team and an avid fan of Cleveland professional sports, particularly his beloved Guardians (formerly Indians). He also enjoyed Broadway musicals, especially soundtracks of Rodgers and Hammerstein classics. He is survived by his wife, June; three children and their spouses, including son John III ’84; and seven grandchildren, including
Anna E. Novatney ’24.

Aug, 2023

Paul E. Burton ’52, of Baton Rouge, La.; Mar. 18. He was employed with ExxonMobil for 40 years. He served in the U.S. Navy in the Korean War and, upon leaving active duty, he retained a commission as a naval officer and served in the Reserves. He enjoyed building miniature model Navy ships, reading about the Civil War, and playing guitar and keyboard. He is survived by his wife, Geraldine; a daughter; two stepdaughters and step-sons-in-law; and many step-grandchildren.

Jun, 2023

Herbert M. Marton ’52, of Tenafly, N.J.; Dec. 4. An ophthalmologist, he practiced in Englewood, N.J., for more than 50 years. He was a former captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corp., a supporter of the Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Alliance, an avid reader of history, and a connoisseur of chocolate. He is survived by his wife, Carol; three children and their spouses; two stepchildren and their spouses; and five grandchildren.

Jun, 2023

Marilyn Foley Claire ’52, of South Kingstown, R.I.; Jan. 2. She worked as an in-home teacher for disabled children and as an assistant in geriatric research and care at the conclusion of her career. She is survived by two sons and a grandson.

Apr, 2023

James C. Mooney ’52, of Glenview, Ill.; Aug. 30. After Brown, where he was a proud member and president of the Psi Upsilon fraternity, he began his career at the First National Bank of Chicago and later took a position with a specialty chemical company in Chicago, remaining in the industry for the last 35 years of his career. As a season ticket holder, he was a regular in the fall at Wrigley Field and then Soldier Field watching his beloved Chicago Bears. A favorite highlight was his road trip to New Orleans to watch the Bears win Super Bowl XX. He is survived by his wife, Carol; five children and their spouses; 14 grandchildren; and a sister.

Jan, 2023

Patricia C. Whitman ’52, of Moorestown, N.J., formerly of  St. Louis, Roanoke, Va., and Okinawa, Japan; Aug. 5. She taught nursing courses at Deaconess Hospital before moving to Okinawa for three years. Upon return to the U.S., she settled in Roanoke. Following the death of her husband, she moved to Moorestown. She is survived by a sister and brother.

Jan, 2023

Edward Munves Jr. ’52, of New York City; July 25, after a brief illness. He had a 70-year career in arts and antiques in New York City. He was chairman of James Robinson, Inc., past president of the National Antique and Art Dealers Association of America, and a Fifth Avenue Association board member. He is survived by daughters Joan Boening ’80, and Elizabeth Sherman ’77 and her husband David Sherman ’79; four grandchildren, including Benjamin Sherman ’06 and Sarah Flaccaunto ’09; and six great-grandchildren.

Jan, 2023

Charles W. Maslin ’52, of Williamsburg, Va., formerly of Westfield, N.J.; Aug. 9. He had a successful international manufacturing career with General Electric and the Singer Company. His work for General Electric contributed to the Polaris missile program. He was president of Beta Theta Pi fraternity and elected to the Brown Key. Commissioned in the U.S. Navy, he served in the Korean War earning the Combat Action Ribbon, the Korean Service Medal with two bronze stars, and the Korean Presidential Unit Citation. He was a member of the National Eagle Scout Association, the Williamsburg Shrine Club of Khedive Temple and life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and he served on the Navy League’s Williamsburg/Yorktown Council board of directors. He was a communicant of Bruton Parish Church, where he served two terms on the outreach grants committee. He held an amateur radio license and was a master gardener in New Jersey. He is survived by his wife, Joann Foster Maslin ’52; a daughter and son-in-law; four sons; three daughters-in-law; and six grandchildren.

Jan, 2023

Paul J. Grimes Jr. ’52, of Jamestown, R.I.; June 4. He was vice president and investment manager of Rhode Island Textile Company. A lifelong sailor, he enjoyed cruises down the intercoastal waterway to Florida and was past commodore of the Conanicut Yacht Club and a member of the New York Yacht Club. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served as part of the allied occupation of Germany after World War II. He enjoyed skiing and playing golf. He is survived by his wife, Katherine; three children and their spouses, including daughter Katherine Cunkelman ’80, ’85 ScM, and son Paul III ’86; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister; and many nieces and nephews.

Jan, 2023

Bradford L. Fort ’52, of Ennis, Mont.; July 6. He worked as a supervisor for various manufacturing companies before retiring to Montana and building his own log home. He especially enjoyed all the outdoors had to offer, including fishing and hunting. He was an advocate for conservation of the land and the importance of protecting wildlife habitat. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and he is survived by many nieces and
nephews and cousins.

Jan, 2023

Mark D. Batchelder ’52, of Hingham, Mass.; June 22. After Brown, he earned a master’s degree from Northeastern University and had a successful career as a civil engineer. He was a basketball coach for his church teams, a member of the Puritan Bridge Club, and an avid Boston sports fan. He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren.

Oct, 2022

Sara Devine Townsend ’52, of Topsham, Me., formerly of Syracuse, N.Y.; May 8. While in New York, she served as treasurer for 10 years at St. David’s Church in DeWitt and was an active board member of the Syracuse Stage and the Corinthian Foundation and member of the Junior League. After moving to Maine, she was active with St. Paul’s Church. She enjoyed winter skiing and together with her husband enjoyed hiking in France, Italy, Switzerland, the Galapagos, and Machu Picchu. In 2010, they moved to The Highlands, where she joined three committees and remained active. She is survived by four children and their spouses, including son Craig ’78 and his wife, Cathy Fuerst ’79; nine grandchildren, including Caleb Townsend ’12; and a great-granddaughter.


Oct, 2022

Mary Ann Young Simpson ’52, of Pittsford, N.Y.; Apr. 25. She is survived by her husband, Alex ’52; three children and their spouses; seven grandchildren; and four

Oct, 2022

Malcolm L. Searle ’52, ’58 AM, of Springfield, Va.; Dec. 19, 2020. He taught social studies and history in Sykesville, Md. before teaching social studies in Rhode Island public schools. In 1963, he and his wife moved to Virginia, where he served as the assistant executive secretary of the National Council for the Social Studies. He also briefly served as the curriculum director of the Presidential Classroom for Young Americans. He later entered the real estate and insurance fields as agent and manager for Mount Vernon Realty. He also taught classes at Northern Virginia Community College. He volunteered in his community and was involved in theater as one of the founders of the Greenspring Players, where he was active for many years as a player and set designer.  He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, three granddaughters, and three great-grandsons.

Oct, 2022

Gerald B. Riker ’52, of North Kingstown R.I.; Apr. 20.  He owned and operated JW Riker Real Estate. Together with his wife, they grew the business into a large independently owned real estate agency in Rhode Island. He served as a chaplain’s assistant in Korea with the U.S. Army. He enjoyed music and collected an assortment of CDs, as well as traveling to exotic places, hosting parties, and following sports, especially the Brown teams, Boston Bruins, Red Sox, and Patriots. He is survived by his wife, Joanne; six children and their spouses; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Aug, 2022

Thomas R. Healy ’52, of Palm Desert, Calif.; Jan. 19, after a brief illness. He was a real estate broker, business owner, and lifetime mariner who enjoyed racing sailboats and scuba diving in the Caribbean and Hawaii. He also enjoyed skiing, golf, bocce ball, and bridge. He is survived by his wife, Gloria; a niece; and two nephews.

Aug, 2022

Burton Downey ’52, of Dallas; Jan. 1, from Alzheimer’s. He served in the Army from 1955 to 1958, after which he became director of purchasing for American Airlines until 1988. While at Brown, he was a member of Theta Delta Chi and met his future wife, who was his chemistry lab partner. Their first date was a Theta Delta “Dress as the Name of a Song” dance and they went as “Night and Day.” They enjoyed summers at the Jersey Shore and winters in Naples, Fla. He is survived by his wife, Janice Brown Downey ’53 and two daughters.


Aug, 2022

Carolyn Willis Church ’52, of West Chester, Pa.; Feb. 8. She is survived by three children, including daughter Cynthia Church-Reed ’78; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Jun, 2022

Helen Miller Strassner ’52, of Hoover, Ala.; Dec. 2, 2020.

Jun, 2022

William G. Sander Jr. ’52, of Pittsburgh; Nov. 16. A U.S. Marine Corps veteran, he had a career in the investment financial industry in New York and Pittsburgh. He is survived by a sister, two nieces, a nephew, and cousins.


Jun, 2022

June Foster LeMay ’52, of Warwick, R.I.; Nov. 2. She is survived by a son, a sister, and a cousin.

Jun, 2022

Julia B. Potts Grehan ’52, of Mobile, Ala., formerly of New Orleans, La.; Nov. 6. After college, she traveled the U.S. with two friends before starting work in Washington, D.C., for National Geographic magazine. She later worked in New York City as a picture editor for American Heritage magazine.

Jun, 2022

Rogers Elliott ’52, of Lebanon, N.H.; Dec. 7. He chose Brown over Yale in part because of the female students and became active in the school newspaper and joined a fraternity. Following Brown and after serving in the U.S. Navy as a frogman for the underwater demolition team, he married the former Asoong Len ’52 and pursued clinical psychology. He earned a PhD at the University of Illinois and for the next 48 years taught at Dartmouth College. He earned the rank of full professor in 1971 and retired as emeritus professor in 2014. With a longtime interest in law, he attended Stanford Law School in his 50s and earned his JD degree in 1982. He was a believer in the collective strength of family and friends and maintained those bonds hosting parties and writing letters. He also had a love for prose and poetry. He is survived by two sons and their spouses, two grandchildren, a niece and a nephew.


Jun, 2022

Alfred W. Dawley ’52, of Harrisville, R.I.; Nov. 4. He was an engineer and worked with several companies, including many years at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center involved with the Apollo/Saturn moon landings. He received several outstanding performance awards for his work. He is survived by a sister, a niece, and a great-nephew.

Jun, 2022

Photine “Tina” Chaltoas Collias ’52, of West Hartford, Conn.; Dec. 15, 2020. She was an elementary school teacher in New York and later a social worker in Hartford. She was active in the West Hartford Garden Club for more than 50 years and served in several leadership roles, including president. She was an accredited flower show judge and exhibited in Connecticut flower shows; she was also a founding board member of the Elizabeth Park Conservancy. She and her husband were active members and donors to the St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Tanglewood Music Festival, and Boston Symphony Orchestra, where they established the James and Tina Collias Oboe Chair. She is survived by many nieces and nephews.

Jun, 2022

Marylynn Boris ’52, of Orlando, Fla.; Jan. 25. After Brown, where she was proud to have been the 1952 May Queen, she attended the University of Chicago to earn her master’s in English. Her first job was teaching English at the University of Nebraska, where she met her future husband. They moved to central Vermont, where Marylynn raised her family while teaching courses in Shakespeare at Goddard College. In her 40s, she divorced, earned her PhD in psychology, and started a second career working as a child mental health practitioner. She began a new partnership and settled in Concord, Mass., for the next 30 years. After the passing of her partner, she moved to Orlando and spent time with family. She enjoyed traveling the world, attending book clubs, and spending time with friends before being diagnosed with cancer a third time. She is survived by three children and five grandchildren.

Apr, 2022

James L. Muller ’52, of Voorhees, N.J.; Sept. 28, of pancreatic cancer. After earning a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania, he practiced law in Camden, Haddonfield, and Cherry Hill (all N.J.) for 60 years, first with firms, two of which he founded, and then as a solo practitioner from the 1980s until his retirement at age 85. His expertise was in commercial law, bankruptcy, and real estate. He enjoyed helping his clients’ businesses solve their legal problems, as well as helping their businesses to grow. Prior to his wife’s passing, they enjoyed traveling the world together. He is survived by two sons, David ’81 and Eric ’84; two daughters-in-law, including Diana Marcus Muller ’82; five grandchildren, including Abby Muller ’16 and Daniel Muller ’17; and two nieces. 

Apr, 2022

Walter A. Horton III ’52, of Bridgton, Me.; Oct. 13. After graduating, he joined the Order of Cistercian Monks of the Roman Catholic Church. During the next 14 years he became an ordained priest, helped to build St. Joseph’s Abbey in Spencer, Mass., and received a license certificate in theology after a year of study at St. Thomas University in Rome. He eventually left the priesthood, married, and became a civil engineer for the State of Maine Department of Transportation. He was chief engineer of many Maine road construction jobs before retiring in 1987. He also became a licensed site evaluator and for almost 50 years designed septic systems throughout southern Maine; he officially retired from that work on Oct. 3, 2021. He enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family. Unfortunately, his wife passed on Oct. 2, 2021. He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, a son, six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, a sister and brother-in-law, and nieces and nephews. 

Apr, 2022

Louise Simon Felder ’52, of Fall River, Mass.; Aug. 6. She earned a master’s degree in library science from URI. She was a member of the Pembroke Club, Brandeis Women’s Club, Temple Emanu-El in Providence, and Tifereth Israel Congregation in New Bedford, and served as past president of Hadassah in Fall River. She is survived by two sons; a daughter-in-law; two grandchildren, including Daniel Felder ’11; a sister; and a brother. 


Apr, 2022

Peter T. Case ’52, of Plymouth, Mass., formerly of Duxbury and Westwood, Mass.; Sept. 9. He obtained his master’s degree in education attending night classes at Boston University while working selling insurance during the day. He then became a high school teacher and coach at Westwood High School for more than 28 years. While living in Duxbury, he was involved in community affairs, served on the Conservation Commission and was a member of Rotary. In the late 1980s he retired and enjoyed painting and wood carving. He also liked to sail and play tennis and golf. He was a member of the varsity hockey and lacrosse teams at Brown and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He is survived by four children and their spouses, four grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.


Jan, 2022

Beverly Calderwood Hart ’52, of Seekonk, Mass.; Aug. 26. She was a school teacher in Rehoboth (Mass.) for 20 years and in Warwick (R.I.) for three years. She is survived by her husband, Russell; a daughter; a son;
and four grandchildren. 

Jan, 2022

Warren A. Barker ’52, of Boulder, Colo.; Aug. 20. After serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and graduating from Brown, he worked as an engineer at an Esso refinery in New Jersey. In 1965, while traveling in Denver, he interviewed with IBM, which was opening a new plant in Boulder, and was given a position as a long-range planner in copier and printer manufacturing. He enjoyed hiking the mountains and became a member of Big Blue Climbers, a group of people who embarked on several hiking, climbing, biking, and skiing trips each year. Among his many achievements, he climbed all 54 of Colorado’s 14ers and 90 of the state’s top 100 peaks. He was also a daily runner and competed in many local races. He was active with Mountain View Methodist Church and is survived by three sons, four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Oct, 2021

Douglass E. Randlett ’52, of Oklahoma City, Okla., formerly of Albany, N.Y., and Milton, Mass.; Mar. 25. His career in the warehousing industry took his family to Albany in 1961. After retiring, he moved to Milton to care for his parents and eventually moved to Oklahoma City in 2019. He served in the U.S. Navy in Japan. He is survived by daughter Karen Randlett Delaney ’78 and two grandchildren.

Oct, 2021

David L. Good ’52, of Bethesda, Md.; May 28. He received law degrees from the University of Virginia Law School (1955) and from Georgetown University Law School (1961). He served in the U.S. Army’s Munich office in counter intelligence and later worked in the Tax Ruling Division of the Internal Revenue Service from 1959 to 1974. He also worked two years as a tax law specialist in the Exempt Organization Branch and spent the remainder of his career in the Reorganization Branch. After 1974, and for the next 40 years, he was a partner in several law firms until his retirement. He had many interests outside the law, including gourmet cooking, hiking, canoeing, bicycling, mountain climbing, and traveling. He traveled with his wife on cruises to Antarctica and South Africa. He is survived by his wife, Jane; son John ’87 and his spouse; four stepchildren, including Pamela Thiessen Weiman ’90, Robert Weiman ’91, and Cara S. Joseph Weiman ’92; four grandchildren; and 11 step-grandchildren. 

Oct, 2021

Thomas P. Dimeo ’52, of Providence and Naples, Fla.; May 18. Following graduation and Navy service, he began his career at Dimeo Construction Company, the family business his father founded in 1930. Under his leadership the company grew into one of the largest firms in New England focused on large commercial construction projects, including Boston City Hospital, Independence Wharf in Boston, Women & Infants Hospital in Providence, the Providence Civic Center, and projects at Yale, Harvard, and Brown. In addition, he founded Dimeo Properties, a real estate firm now run by his son. He was instrumental in the evolution of Chapman Equipment Co. (a Dimeo subsidiary) into one of the region’s leading providers of aerial lifts. He was generous with his time and resources and served on numerous boards, including Veterans Memorial Auditorium Foundation, the United Way of Southeastern New England, Rhode Island Hospital, the Providence Public Library, the Rhode Island Philharmonic, the Rhode Island Zoological Society, and Greater Providence YMCA. He was active in Brown organizations as well, including the Brown Sports Foundation, the Brown Navy Club, and the President’s Leadership Council, as well as being a Brown alumni service volunteer. He was a member of Delta Upsilon and of several local clubs and enjoyed the Rhode Island beaches, sailing, playing golf, and skiing in New Hampshire and Vermont with family. He is survived by his wife, Sandy; two daughters; two sons, including Paul ’83; two daughters-in-law; a son-in-law; and six grandchildren.

Oct, 2021

Arthur Dallon ’52, of Lawrence, Mass.; Mar. 29, 2020, from declining health and dementia. He was an engineer at Textron (formerly AVCO) until his retirement in 1989. He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Japan during most of his service. He was past president of the Institute of Environmental Sciences and for many years was an active member of the Tower Hill Neighborhood Association, the Lawrence History Center and Lawrence Heritage State Park, as well as the Friends of the Lawrence Public Library. He was interested in genealogy and was also a member and past master ofJohn Hancock Lodge, AF & AM of Methuen. He is survived by four children, six grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.


Oct, 2021

Priscilla Wilder Andre ’52, of Northbrook, Ill.; Mar. 6. After graduating, she worked at Kearfott Co. in New Jersey, where she met her husband. They married in 1956, later relocating to Wilmette in 1966. She obtained a master’s degree in Library Science at Rosary College and began a 26-year career at Northwestern University. Upon retirement, she and her husband enjoyed traveling and spending time at their cottage in Wisconsin until his death. She is survived by two sons, three granddaughters, and a sister.

Aug, 2021

Robert J. Wheeler ’52, of Hamilton, Mass.; Apr. 13. He was an integral part of Brown hockey, culminating in a Final Four appearance in 1951. Seven decades later, he still holds the Brown record for goals in a game (8), goals in a season (36), and career goals (86). In addition, he had 12 career game-winning goals and 10 career hat tricks. An All-American in 1952, he was also awarded numerous league honors. Additionally in 1952, he was named Most Valuable Player and received First Team All-Pentagonal League. He was also named to the First Team in 1951 and received Second Team accolades in 1950. In 1971, he was inducted into the Brown Athletic Hall of Fame. He also competed for the Brown baseball team as a third baseman. He served in the U.S. Army in Korea from 1952 to 1955 and joined IBM as a sales manager upon discharge. He moved across the East coast with IBM and after settling in Hamilton started a new career in the investment business, initially for White Weld and then later at Merrill Lynch. He enjoyed raising labs, collies, and spaniels. He is survived by five children and their spouses, 14 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Aug, 2021

Douglass E. Randlett ’52, of Oklahoma City, Okla., formerly of Milton, Mass. and Albany, N.Y.; Mar. 25, of pneumonia. From 1968 to 1988 he had a career in the warehousing industry. Upon retirement, he moved to Milton to care for his parents. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a lifelong Red Sox and New England Patriots fan. He is survived by daughter Karen Randlett Delaney ’78 and two grandchildren. 

Aug, 2021

Carlton J. McLeod ’52, of Hernando, Fla.; May 1.  After Brown, he went on to earn his DDS from the University of Maryland in 1956 and began his naval career as a senior dental student on active duty. Upon graduation, he was selected for the Navy Dental Internship Program and served at St. Albans Naval Hospital, Long Island, N.Y. After subsequent tours he began a three-year program in the specialty of periodontics at the National Naval Dental Center in Bethesda, completing his residency and earning a master’s degree from Georgetown University in 1967. Thereafter, he served as senior dental officer aboard the USS Enterprise, completing two tours to Vietnam from 1967 to 1969.  He was promoted to captain while serving as head of periodontics at Naval Hospital, Oakland, Ca., also known as Oak Knoll Naval Hospital, and was transferred to Naval Dental Center, Great Lakes, Ill. in 1974 as executive officer. He assumed command in 1976. In 1979, he reported to the Navy Bureau of Medicine, and Surgery in Washington, D.C. as head of the professional branch of the dental division. In 1981, now Admiral McLeod, he became Inspector General of the Navy Medical Department. In 1983 he was appointed Chief of the Navy Dental Corps, Assistant Chief of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery for Dentistry and, additionally, was the first Director of Health Care Operations, serving on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations in the office of the Surgeon General. He retired in November 1984. He received numerous honors, including the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Unit Citation, Meritorious Unit Citation, National Defense Service Medal, Naval Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal with Two Stars, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Cluster and the Vietnam Service Medal. Professionally, he has been honored as a Fellow of the American College of Dentists and a Fellow of the International College of Dentists. He was honored by the University of Maryland Dental School as the Distinguished Alumnus in 2001. He remained active in community and veteran’s affairs, serving as past president of the Citrus County Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America. He has served as chairman of the financial advisory board for the Citrus County Art League’s new theater and has been a member of the Veterans Appreciation Week Committee and chairman of the Veterans Day Memorial Service and a member of the Veterans in the Classroom Program since 1995. In December 2018, he was inducted into the Florida Veterans Hall of Fame. He is survived by his longtime companion, Marge M. Blunk; three children; and four grandchildren.

Aug, 2021

Daniel M. Garr ’52, of Vero Beach, Fla., formerly of Rochester, N.Y.; Apr. 3. He was the owner of the former Greene Douglas Maintenance Supply Co. He is survived by his wife, Jane; four children and their spouses; eight grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and a sister.

Jun, 2021

David F. Pagenkopf ’52, of Hainesport, N.J.; Jan. 4. After Brown, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served as a radar observer and squadron adjutant in the Eastern Air Defense Command during the Korean War. Upon his discharge from the Air Force, he spent his entire career in human resources, the last 22 years with Stauffer Chemical Company. He was active in St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hainesport, N.J., where he served for several years on the church council, evangelism ministry and senior choir, and wrote an evangelism column for the church’s monthly newsletter. He is survived by his wife, Laura; three children and their spouses; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Jun, 2021

Wheaton G. Hudson Jr. ’52, of Cumberland Center, Me.; Jan. 9. He taught science at Newport High School for two years, then moved to Cousin’s Island in Yarmouth and became the eighth grade science teacher in Yarmouth High School. He was known for his unique style of teaching, including his “Bulletin Board Questions.” Following his retirement from teaching, he mastered the difficult craft of hand sewing at L.L. Bean, where he worked for 12 years. A U.S. Navy veteran and an athlete, at Brown he was a member of the varsity hockey team and continued to skate regularly until he was 80. A competitive golfer, he played in Maine State Golf Association events for 40 years and won multiple club championships at Freeport Country Club. He also enjoyed skiing. He is survived by his wife, Elinor; four children and their spouses; seven granddaughters; and two great-grandsons.

Jun, 2021

George E. Gill ’52, of New Milford, Conn.; Jan. 24, after a brief illness. After earning a law degree from Boston University and serving in the military, he was a lawyer for New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, which merged with Penn Central. He later worked in the law department of Universal Oil Products’ Air Correction Division in Illinois. The company moved to Connecticut in 1979. He then worked in the General Dynamics Electric Boat Division. He was a member of the Connecticut Bar Association and the American Bar Association. In retirement, he volunteered with AARP. He was a member and historian of the American Legion Post 78 and an active member of the OWLS (Older, Wiser, Lively Seniors). He is survived by his wife, Mary; three children and their spouses; five grandchildren; and a great-grandson. 

Jun, 2021

William W. Corcoran ’52, of Newport, R.I.; Jan. 19, of a heart attack. He served as a deep sea diver in the U.S. Navy, specializing in submarine rescue, before embarking on a long career as an attorney with Corcoran, Peckham, Hayes, Leys & Olaynack, P.C. He was a member of the Newport City Council from 1967 to 1971 and a member of the Redevelopment Agency of Newport, which was responsible for the transition of Goat Island. He was a lawyer for the Newport Preservation Society and a strong advocate for historical preservation. He was an active member of the Preservation Society for decades as well as a member of the board of directors of Bank Newport from 1963 to 2005. He was also counsel for the Visiting Nurse Service for multiple decades and served as a trustee for the John Clarke Trust for more than 40 years. He is survived by six children and their spouses, including daughters Margaret Corcoran-Leys ’86 and Jane Corcoran ’91; 13 grandchildren; two brothers, including Edward ’50; and nephew Edward II ’79.

Jun, 2021

Bennett S. Aisenberg ’52, of Denver, Colo.; Jan. 10. After graduating Harvard Law School and being stationed in Colorado Springs in the Army, he joined the Denver law firm Gorsuch Kirgis in 1958 as the first Jewish lawyer hired by a major Denver law firm, and practiced there as a partner until 1980, when he formed his own law firm and practiced until 2020. He served as the president of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, the Denver Bar Association, and the Colorado Bar Association. He was on the Denver Judicial Nominating Committee for six years, served as an expert witness, authored articles, and taught courses at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. In addition, he served on the Colorado Bar’s Ethics Committee for 35 years. He was a founding member of the Denver Bar Association Conciliation Panel and the recipient of many awards and honors, including the Warrior For Justice award from the Sam Cary Bar Association for promoting human rights, civil liberties, and equality. Both an Aisenberg Society and an Aisenberg Award were created in his honor.  He enjoyed playing bridge and became a Life Master at age 30. He also was an avid sports fan. Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by two nieces and a nephew.

Apr, 2021

John E. Sarles Jr. ’52, of Brewster, Mass.; Sept. 19, of cancer. He began his career at J. Walter Thompson in New York City, then spent the majority of his career at Reader’s Digest in Pleasantville, N.Y. He began running in his mid-40s culminating in the completion of five New York City marathons. A deep thinker and consummate philosopher, he enjoyed chess, Sudoku, and golf. He was an advocate of Self-Realization Fellowship, following the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda, and meditated for hours each day throughout his life. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and is survived by three children and their spouses, seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and 17 nieces and nephews. 

Apr, 2021

Andrew M. Quinn ’52, of Houston; Oct. 21. He served in the U.S. Army as an intelligence specialist during the Korean War and later joined the marketing headquarters of Gulf Oil in Pittsburgh. Marketing assignments with Gulf took him to Iowa, Montana, and Illinois, and in 1975 he was transferred to the law department in Houston to assist the litigation attorneys. In 1984, with the merger of Gulf Oil and Standard Oil Company of California, the company was renamed Chevron and he was appointed the administrative manager for the domestic work of the law department, managing seven offices across the country. He retired in 1992. He is survived by three daughters, including Elizabeth Quinn Kurth ’81; a son; two sons-in-law; a daughter-in-law; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Apr, 2021

Rosemarie Duys Doane ’52, of Canaan, Me.; Nov. 30. After graduating, she moved to Belgium to perfect her French. Upon returning to the U.S., she moved to Maine and ran an equestrian school. Subsequently she became a teacher and worked at Canaan Elementary School for 26 years. She enjoyed spending summers on Martha’s Vineyard bicycling, gardening, and reading. She is survived by her husband, Robert; three stepchildren; a step-granddaughter; and six nieces and nephews.

Apr, 2021

Laura Martin Bell ’52, of Providence; Nov. 20. She taught English as a Second Language for many years in Providence and was still teaching ESL at International House in Providence as recently as February 2020. During the early 1970s, she was instrumental in the protests that led to the desegregation of the Providence Public Schools. She was passionate about our natural environment and is survived by three sons, including Joshua ’75; seven grandchildren, including Sarah J. Bell ’05; and three great-grandchildren.

Jan, 2021

Louise O’Donnell McGraw ’52, of Westfield, Mass.; Aug. 24. She worked for Travelers as an actuarial accountant before leaving to raise a family. She was active in her community and very involved with local multiple sclerosis support groups, having battled the disease herself for more than 50 years without losing her positive attitude. She enjoyed knitting, traveling, and playing bridge. She is survived by a daughter; son Kyle McGraw ’90 and his husband; a daughter-in-law; two grandchildren; two great-grandsons; and a sister, Kathleen O’Donnell Cummings ’54.

Jan, 2021

Scribner Harlan ’52, of Warren, Mich.; Aug. 11. He worked for Chrysler for more than 30 years and was an active member at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife, Mary; a daughter; a son; and many nieces and nephews.

Jan, 2021

Harold T. Hall Jr. ’52, of North Eastham, Mass.; Sept. 8. He worked with General Electric Manufacturing Engineering and Quality Assurance for 30 years before retiring to Cape Cod in 1983. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a volunteer in his community and enjoyed fixing things. He spent many winters in Florida, where he volunteered at the National Navy UDT Seal Museum and is featured in the World War II film about the first UDT Navy Seals. In 2016 he was interviewed by the History Channel and can be seen in the documentary The History of the Navy Seals. He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, a son and daughter-in-law, two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and a brother.

Nov, 2020

Leo Vine ’52, of Bridgeport, Conn.; Apr. 23, of Parkinson’s disease. Upon graduating from Harvard Law School in 1955, he entered the U.S. Army and later was an attorney in Shelton, Conn., where he practiced law for more than 45 years. He served in leadership roles and was a member of many boards. He is survived by his wife, Doris Kreiger Vine ’54; four children and their spouses; and eight grandchildren.

Nov, 2020

Clinton J. Pearson ’52, of Bristol, R.I.; Apr. 4. He graduated from Brown as part of the Navy ROTC and served as a midshipman and officer. In 1956, he founded and was chairman of both the Pearson Yacht Company and Bristol Yachts, birthing the fiberglass boat industry in Southern New England. He built more than 20,000 boats during his career. He was honored as the Chief Marshal of the Bristol Fourth of July Celebration in 1961. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; four children and their spouses; 10 grandchildren, including Charles T. Enright ’08; four great-grandchildren; and a sister.

Nov, 2020

James M. Mather ’52, of Akron, Ohio; Apr. 18. He was a salesman for Dave Towell Cadillac for more than 35 years and an avid car collector. He supported conservation efforts of public lands, parks, and gardens and for 50 years was a consistent blood donor. He is survived by his wife, Rosaline; two daughters, including Melissa Mather ’85; a granddaughter; and a brother.

Nov, 2020

Lawrence Kaufman ’52, of Owings Mills, Md.; May 10, of cancer. After graduating from Yale University School of Law, he clerked for the chief judge of the Maryland Court of Appeals and then joined the Baltimore firm of Cable, McDaniel, Bowie & Bond, where he worked in tax and estate planning, eventually becoming a partner. The firm merged with McGuire, Woods, Battle & Boothe in 1992, and he retired a few years later but continued to practice law on his own until he was 80. He was past president of the Jewish Big Brother League and mentored and helped to raise a Little Brother. He was active in the Baltimore Exchange Club and the Child Abuse Center of Baltimore. In retirement, he spent a decade volunteering with Meals on Wheels and Pets on Wheels. He is survived by three sons, including Mark A. Kaufman ’87; six grandchildren, including Lucy M. Kaufman ’22; and a sister.

Nov, 2020

Roderick H. Brown ’52, of Unionville, Conn.; May 21. He was a teacher and assistant headmaster at Mooreland Hill School in Kensington, Conn., for many years. Following his teaching career, he formed his own construction business. He served in the U.S. Army in the Occupation Forces in Japan and was a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and the New Britain Rotary Club. He was a member of the board of directors for the Art League of New Britain and the New Britain Museum of American Art and was active with art projects at the Hospital for Special Care. He enjoyed spending summers with family at his Clinton, Conn., beach house, playing bridge, creating family Christmas cards, and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Sarah; four children and their spouses, including son Vance Brown ’85; four stepdaughters; 17 grandchildren; and two nieces.

Nov, 2020

H. Bradford Benson ’52, of Southbury, Conn., formerly of Glastonbury, Conn.; May 7. In addition to ROTC at Brown, he was active in student government as class vice president and was a member of the Glee Club and Delta Tau Delta. He served two years as an ensign in the U.S. Navy, then moved to New York City, where he worked in banking while attending NYU School of Business. In 1956 he moved to Hartford, Conn., and began his career as an investment broker with Putnam and Company, which later became Advest, Inc. He became a comanager of the Hartford office in 1966 and general partner in 1972, retiring as a senior vice president in 2004. He was active in the Congregational Church and was president of the Brown Club of Hartford. In 1966, he moved to Glastonbury and served on the board of trustees for the First Church of Christ for 25 years. He enjoyed traveling with his wife and spending time at the family retreat on Lake Norman, N.C. He is survived by two daughters and their spouses; a son, B. Brooks Benson ’79 and his spouse; four grandchildren; a sister; three sisters-in-law; two brothers-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.

Aug, 2020

Eugene F. Tortolani ’52, of Barrington, R.I.; Feb. 9. After graduation, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a commander of a motor transport battalion in Korea. Upon discharge, he worked in the jewelry manufacturing business for many years before transitioning to a career in commercial real estate. He retired in 2001. He was president of Rhode Island Country Club, the Brown Club of Rhode Island, and the Narragansett Council of Boy Scouts of America. He enjoyed playing golf, tennis, and card games. He is survived by his wife, Lucy Brubaker Tortolani ’55; four children, including daughter Virginia McQueen ’81; and seven grandchildren.

Aug, 2020

Marilyn Davison Sanborn ’52, of Falmouth, Mass.; Mar. 24. She earned master’s degrees in education and library science from the State University of New York and Villanova University, then was a teacher and elementary school librarian in New York, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania. She retired in 1986 and became a founding member, president, and newsletter editor for the Friends of the Falmouth Public Library (FFPL) and a volunteer at the Falmouth Service Center. She enjoyed gardening, writing book and film reviews and travel articles for the FFPL newsletter, and helping with their annual book sale. She is survived by two daughters, three grandsons, a brother, and seven nieces and nephews.

Aug, 2020

Polly Harrington LaLiberte ’52, of East Greenwich, R.I.; Feb. 19.  She was a secretary and personal assistant in the Northampton School District, Smith College, and UMass Dartmouth prior to settling in East Greenwich. She was involved in the YMCA, the Girl Scouts of America, and East Greenwich United Methodist Church. She is survived by three children, five grandchildren, a great-granddaughter, a brother, and a sister-

Aug, 2020

Paul N. Hovell ’52, of Olympia, Wash., formerly of Phillipsburg, N.J.; Mar. 30. He was a naval aviator from 1952 to 1957, owned and operated the Belvidere Dairy Queen from 1957 to 1964, and was a teacher and administrator in the Phillipsburg school district from 1964 to 1990, retiring as principal of Phillipsburg Middle School. He was a member of the National Education Association, the New Jersey Retirees’ Education Assoc., and the Warren County Retirees’ Education Association, where he was past president. He is survived by his wife, Rosemary; four children and their spouses; eight grandchildren; and a brother.

Aug, 2020

Mary “Molly” Williamson Crawley ’52, of Norman, Okla.; Feb. 23. She lived and worked in Vienna and Paris, returned to the U.S. in 1956, married, and moved to Oklahoma. She was actively involved in her community and served on the University of Oklahoma College of Fine Arts Board of Visitors. She enjoyed traveling the world with her husband. She is survived by her husband, Jim; three daughters and their spouses; four grandchildren; and a brother.

Aug, 2020

Patricia Wandelt Barrow ’52, of Evanston, Ill.; Jan. 27. She retired as a mainframe computer programmer at State National Bank of Evanston. She also worked in IT at the Quaker Oats Company, National CSS, and Booz Allen Hamilton. She was a lifelong learner and enjoyed reading and attending the theater and the symphony. She is survived by her husband, Charles; three daughters; and seven grandchildren.

Jun, 2020

Benjamin McKendall ’52, of Mountain View, Calif.; Jan. 11. He worked as the dean of admissions and student affairs at Occidental College, Reed College, and SUNY Old Westbury and was an administrator at the College Board’s Palo Alto office. Throughout his career he was a leader in advancing diversity and inclusion in American universities and participated in the civil rights movement. During the summer of 1964 he ran the communications center of the Council of Federated Organizations in Jackson, Miss., and in 1973 he took a position at San Jose State University, from which he retired 21 years later as associate vice president of student services. He earned his private pilot’s license and enjoyed traveling widely. For 21 years he was a docent at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He enjoyed photography, storytelling, and river rafting. He was survived by his wife, Patty; seven daughters; a stepson; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and his brother, David ’54.


Jun, 2020

Nancy Cleveland Kimon ’52, of Mattapoisett, Mass., formerly of Mendham, N.J.; Jan. 16. She volunteered with many causes and was active in her community. She was a member of the Christian Women’s Club of Cape Cod and the Mattapoisett Woman’s Club and for 13 years was a trustee of the historic Sandwich Glass Museum. In 1991 she assisted in restoring the Carriage House at the Congregational Church in Mattapoisett. She is survived by a daughter.

Apr, 2020

 Allen D. Haight ’52, of Hilton Head Island, S.C., formerly of Darien, Conn.; Oct. 23. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War before obtaining his MBA from Harvard in 1961. While living in Connecticut, he purchased Richard Dudgeon, Inc., in 1969 and the family-owned company continues today manufacturing hydraulic jacks and pumps for lifting buildings and bridges. He is survived by his wife, Catherine; a daughter; two sons; two daughters-in-law; a son-in-law; and five grandchildren.


Jan, 2020

Lucien Gordon ’52, of Coral Gables, Fla., formerly of New York City; June 11. He was a retired dentist. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Army as a fiscal and budget specialist in Japan. After the military, he worked at the commodity futures desk of Bache & Co. and later as systems auditor at Johns Manville Corp. A midlife career change followed, and after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania Dental School, he set up a solo dental practice in Florida, where he practiced for nearly 45 years. He enjoyed traveling, playing tennis, skiing, sailing, and attending art exhibits, concerts, and the opera. He was a history buff and an avid reader of four daily newspapers. He was a member of MENSA International and many professional and charitable organizations. He is survived by his wife, Eva.


Jan, 2020

Jane Cody DeVries ’52, of Lacey, Wash., formerly of Woodbury, Conn.; Aug. 12. She worked briefly with the Visiting Nurse Association in Waterbury, Conn. In 1956 she moved to Woodbury and in 1968 she returned to work as a nurse at Waterbury Hospital, teaching classes to expectant parents. Near the end of her nursing career, she was recruited to work on a federally funded project designed to help at-risk pregnant women give birth to healthy babies. She retired from nursing in 1995. During summers she managed a motel and cottages on Nantucket Sound. A leader in Democratic politics, she was awarded the Ella T. Grasso Women’s Leadership Award by the Connecticut Democratic Party. She enjoyed baking and traveling and is survived by her husband, Henry; three sons and their spouses; four grandchildren; and two brothers.


Nov, 2019

Robert J. Torok ’52, of Avon, Conn.; May 2. At Brown he was a member of the varsity crew team and Beta Theta Phi. After Brown he joined the U.S. Marine Corps and was a flight officer who flew aerial photographic reconnaissance over Japan. He was discharged with the rank of captain and earned the National Defense Medal. He went on to work at Sikorski Aircraft (Conn.) leading the Black Hawk helicopter programs. He retired in 1979 as senior vice president of production programs. He launched a second career in the executive search industry, first at Antel Nagel & Moorehead (Conn.) and later at Korn Ferry International (N.Y.), recruiting and placing executives in the aerospace, defense, and high-tech marketing fields around the world. He retired in 1996 from Korn Ferry as vice president and partner. In retirement he enjoyed sailing and woodworking. He is survived by his wife, Suzanne; four daughters and their spouses, including Amy Torok Carey ’93; nine grandchildren; and a sister.


Nov, 2019

Robert A. Goodell Jr. ’52, of Granville, Ohio; June 11. He worked in pediatric and adolescent medicine in Williamstown, Mass., for 20 years and served as the director of health services at Williams College. He retired in 2001 as a family physician with Downtown Medical Associates in Boston. He was an Eagle Scout and amateur ornithologist. He traveled to Africa, Central America, Europe, and the Arctic for birdwatching and devoted time in his retirement to the Massachusetts Audubon Society. He volunteered at the Council on Aging’s Senior Center in Marshfield, Mass., leading regular bird walks. He enjoyed music, art, gardening with his wife, and spending time with family. He is survived by his wife, Irmadel; two daughters, including Karen Goodell ’88 and her husband John P. Hunter ’88; a son; a daughter-in-law; a son-in-law; and seven grandchildren.


Nov, 2019

Norman Silvernail Gates ’52, of Danvers, Mass.; June 16. She was a teacher in Danvers and Lawrence, Mass. She was an active member of Maple Street Congregational Church in Danvers, where she served as  moderator of the church council, deacon, and on the greeting and usher ministry teams. She was also a member of the League of Women Voters. She is survived by two daughters and their spouses, three grandchildren, a great-grandchild, and four nieces and nephews.


Nov, 2019

John P. Ferbend ’52, of Chandler, Ariz.; Feb. 7. He spent his career at Allstate Insurance Company and retired in 1989. He was a U.S. Army veteran and is survived by a daughter, a son, three grandchildren, and a brother.


Nov, 2019

Asoong Len Elliott ’52, of Lebanon, N.H.; May 29. She was a social worker and worked in various subfields of the social work profession until her retirement in 1992. She enjoyed spending time with family in Hawaii. She is survived by her husband, Rogers Elliott ’52; two sons and their spouses; two grandchildren; two brothers and their spouses; a niece; and three nephews.


Nov, 2019

Ardene Stevens Butterfield ’52, of Avon, Conn.; July 13. She was a homemaker and enjoyed playing bridge, solving Sudoku puzzles, reading, and spending time with her family. She is survived by four children and their spouses, and eight grandchildren.


Sep, 2019

Richard A. Goeben ’52, of Niantic, Conn., formerly of Winnetka, Ill.; Apr. 9. He worked as a sales manufacturer representative for Grenville Davis Company in Chicago from 1958 to 1979 and then for 14 years with Cleary Sales Associates in Northfield, Ill., as a vice president. He retired to Connecticut in 1993. He is survived by his wife, Ellen; a daughter and son-in-law; two sons and daughters-in-law; and six grandchildren.


Sep, 2019

John P. Finlay ’52, of Ipswich, Mass.; Apr. 28, due to complications of a fall. He was a retired senior vice president of Lindenmeyr Munroe in Peabody, Mass. He was a member of various trade organizations, among them the National Paper Trade Association and the New England Paper Merchants Association. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. In addition to enjoying singing with the Boston Saengerfest Men’s Chorus, which performed twice at the Royal Albert Hall in London, he also enjoyed spending time with family at his cottage in Cape Cod and later at his ski house in New Hampshire. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; a daughter; a son; a daughter-in-law; a son-in-law; two grandchildren; two great-grandsons; a brother and sister-in-law.


Jul, 2019

Elizabeth Whipple Jourdan ’52, of Windsor, Conn.; Apr. 5. She was a secretary at Hartford Hospital until her retirement in 1988. She enjoyed cooking and is survived by her husband, Donn; five children; and nine grandchildren.


Jul, 2019

Frederick B. Gifford ’52, of Norton, Mass.; Mar. 1. He worked for 37 years with Amica Insurance, retiring as a claims executive and having earned the professional designations of Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter and Chartered Life Underwriter. He was a member of Evangelical Covenant Church in Attleboro and served as Church Chairman, Stewardship Chairman, and head usher. As a trumpet player from the age of eight, he performed with many musical groups, most recently with The Rhode Island Shriners Brass Band and The Providence Civic Orchestra of Senior Citizens. He sailed on Narragansett Bay and for more than 40 years was a member and past Commodore of the East Greenwich Yacht Club. A Mason, he belonged to the Scottish Rite, Rhode Island Shrine, The Grotto, Royal Order of Jesters, and Royal Order of Scotland. He skied for more than 60 years and ski patrolled for 11 years as a member of the National Ski Patrol. He was a competitive pistol shooter and a member of the Varnum Continentals Pistol team for seven years. He had achieved the Sharpshooter designation with the National Rifle Association. He was a life member of the Squantum Association in Rhode Island and served as their historian for many years. He also enjoyed playing golf and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his wife, Jean; two daughters; a son-in-law; Jean’s two children and their spouses; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a sister.


May, 2019

Richard L. Sherman ’52, of North Attleboro, Mass.; Dec. 31. He spent more than 25 years writing for local papers, including the Attleboro Sun Chronicle, Pawtucket Times, and the Providence Journal. He also hosted a news show on WARA radio and was editor of The New Leader. Following his career in journalism, he joined the corporate world working in corporate communications for The Foxboro Company and was director of public relations at Raytheon Company. He was an accomplished athlete both in high school and at Brown as a member of the men’s baseball team. He was also an avid New England sports fan and helped to produce the first Patriots yearbook. A lifelong resident of North Attleboro, he served on the North Attleboro School Committee, the Millennium Celebration Committee, and the Historical Society and as a trustee of Richards Memorial Library. He authored a bicentennial publication, North Attleboro, An Affectionate History, and produced a monograph on Gen. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Schmidt Sherman ’54; a daughter and son-in-law; a son and daughter-in-law; and four grandchildren.

May, 2019

Martin J. Badoian ’52, of Sharon, Mass.; Oct. 27. He was a retired teacher and head of the math department at Canton (Mass.) High School. He was the recipient of the 1977 Teacher of the Year award given by the Massachusetts Board of Education and the 1985 Presidential Award from the National Science Foundation. At Brown he was a member of both the basketball and baseball teams. He is survived by daughter Leslie Badoian ’89; a son; five grandchildren; and a brother.

May, 2019

Beatrice Gilden Dworman Abowitt ’52, of Pawtucket, R.I.; Jan. 6. She worked at Sears for 23 years and was a homemaker. She is survived by two daughters, a son-in-law, and a grandson.

Mar, 2019

Samuel W. Keavy ’52 of Barnstable, Mass.; Nov. 4. After serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II and graduating from Brown, he had a career as an IBM manager. During retirement he pursued his love of antiques as an antique dealer and appraiser. He enjoyed traveling, baseball, poker, and crossword puzzles. He is survived by his wife, Jean; four children and their spouses; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a brother.


Jan, 2019

J. Gordon Schontzler ’52, of Santa Barbara, Calif.; Sept. 3, of Alzheimer’s disease. He was an electrical engineer who worked at Bell Labs (N.J.) and Raytheon (Mass.) before moving to California and working for Varian Associates. He traveled the globe setting up marketing for high-tech equipment. In Santa Cruz he worked for Plantronics and became founding president of Manning Environmental and Beta Technology and, later, was president of Nova Controls. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and in the 1980s pursued his dreams by sailing up the East Coast, across the Atlantic Ocean to England and throughout Europe and the Mediterranean to the Caribbean. He enjoyed hiking, skiing, and traveling, especially to France, South America, and China. He is survived by his wife, Lessie; three children and their spouses; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.


Jan, 2019

Charles R. Standish ’52, of Bloomfield, N.Y.; Oct. 3. He served in the U.S. Navy Reserve as an aerial photographer, was captain of Brown’s track team, and worked in the family business, Bristol Springs Equipment Corp. The family grew grapes, harvested vineyards, and sold tractors and farm supplies. When not working, he enjoyed bowling, fishing, and playing cards. He is survived by three children; four grandchildren; and a brother.


Jan, 2019

Townsend R. Morey Jr. ’52, of Longboat Key, Fla.; July 31. He was the retired president of Townsend R. Morey Agency, an insurance company in Albany, where he spent 25 years in the insurance brokerage business before merging with Alexander & Alexander. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Navy. He was an accomplished offshore and America’s Cup trials competitive sailboat racer and also enjoyed flying, for which he held an active private pilot license for more than 65 years. He is survived by three sons and six grandchildren.


Jan, 2019

John Grainger ’52, of Southbury, Conn.; July 16, of congestive heart failure. He had a career as an advertising executive in New York City, holding various positions at the firms of Ted Bates & Company, J. Walter Thompson, and Fones and Mann, retiring in 1997. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and member of the Brown University Club of New York and Bedford Hills Community Church, where he sang in the choir for 30 years. He is survived by a daughter; a son; a daughter-in-law; a son-in-law; six grandchildren; three stepchildren and their spouses; and 11 step-grandchildren.

Jan, 2019

George E. Deane ’52, of St. Augustine, Fla; Aug. 9. Most of his career was spent at SUNY, where he was a professor of psychology—also serving as department chairman—and director of graduate studies. His research was published in many journals, including the Journal of Experimental Psychology, Psychophysiology, and Physiology & Behavior. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of several professional organizations, including the American Psychological Assoc., the American Association of University Professors, the Society for Psychophysiological Research, Sigma Xi, and Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by his wife, Doris; a daughter; two sons; a daughter-in-law; a grandson; and four great-grandsons.


Jan, 2019

David W. Claire ’52, of Richmond, R.I.; Aug. 9. He was the owner and principal of David Claire and Company, a marketing and communications consultancy, from 1959 to 2005, as well as being a consultant for the Small Business Association of Rhode Island. He was a faculty member of Bryant College Graduate School of Business from 1963 to 1974 and an associate professor at Johnson & Wales Univ. from 1988 to 1999. From 1953 to 1956, he served as a lieutenant JG in the U.S. Navy in the Office of Naval Intelligence in Washington, D.C. He enjoyed freelance and short story writing, sailing, and playing tennis. He was a former member of Brown’s varsity lacrosse team. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Foley Claire ’52; two sons; and a grandson.


Jan, 2019

James A. Chronley ’52, of Irvine, Calif.; July 31. He earned an MBA from Pepperdine Univ. and worked as an executive for ARCO, Marriott, and Burger Chef, retiring in 1994 as senior vice president of the Taco Bell Corp. He was a U.S. Army veteran and volunteered with numerous organizations, including the Boy Scouts of America, the Knights of Columbus, and International Executive Service Corps. He enjoyed photography, reading, and singing. He is survived by his wife, Monique; six children; 15 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.


Nov, 2018

Patricia Cruise Schlager ’52, of Basking Ridge, N.J.; July 17. She had a long career in publishing and technical writing. She supported many animal welfare organizations and enjoyed reading and traveling. She is survived by two children and their spouses and two granddaughters.


Nov, 2018

Beverly Mealey Murphy ’52, of Atlantis, Fla.; May 11. She was employed for more than six years with the Rhode Island DCYF and for 22 years with St. Mary’s Home for Children in North Providence, R.I. She is survived by three nephews.


Nov, 2018

Robert MacFarlane Jr. ’52, of Madison, N.J.; June 28, following a brief illness. He had a career as a research chemist working primarily with polymer manufacturing, with an expertise in quality and standards. He was founder and director of THO Services in Madison. He previously held positions at Allied Signal/Honeywell, ExxonMobil, and U.S. Rubber. He was chairman of the D20 Subcommittee of the American Society for Testing and Materials and honored by the D20 with an award for 34 years of Outstanding Achievement. He also served more than 28 years as chairman of the International Organization of Standards Subcommittee on Thermoplastics. In 2005 Technical Committee 61 honored him as its first recipient of the Award for Outstanding Service. He enjoyed traveling the world, photography, and the arts. He is survived by friend, Barbara Murphy; five children and their spouses; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law; several nieces and nephews; and  former wife, Janet.


Nov, 2018

James A. Bradley Jr. ’52, ’63 MAT, of Easton, Md.; June 12. He had a 40-year career in education as a teacher, was a department head in five independent schools from Rhode Island to Florida, and was the first headmaster of Independent Day School in Tampa, Fla. He retired in 1997. In 2007 he founded and served as executive director of Rebuilding Together Caroline County. He was a volunteer at St. Martin’s Ministries, served on the board of Tuckahoe Habitat for Humanity, worked in the education and docent department of the Chesapeake Maritime Museum, and was a founding force behind Voice of the Homeless. He and his wife were inducted into the Maryland Senior Citizen Hall of Fame and received the GERI Award in 2017. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Crabtree Bradley ’54; five children and their spouses; 13 grandchildren; and seven nieces and nephews.


Nov, 2018

David E. Barton ’52, of Coventry, R.I.; June 12. He worked for many years at Investors Diversified Services in Warwick, R.I., before retiring from the Speidel Division of Textron in East Providence. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Army. In addition to spending time with family and friends, he enjoyed playing golf. He is survived by four daughters, three sons-in-law, three grandchildren, and a brother.


Nov, 2018

Richard A. Barnstead ’52, of Scarsdale, N.Y.; July 15. After graduating from Naval OCS in Newport, R.I., he returned to Scarsdale and received a master’s degree in taxation from NYU Law School. A former principal at Alexander Grant & Co., Patterson Teele & Dennis, and Shell Oil Co., he retired as vice president of taxation from Peabody International Corp. in Stamford, Conn. He earned a private pilot license and was a member of the Campfire Club of America in New York. He enjoyed hunting, riflery, and flying his Cessna 182.

Sep, 2018

Margaret Caldwell Karb ’52, of Williamsburg, Va., formerly of Moorestown, N.J., and Southborough, Mass.; Apr. 8. After raising a family, she worked for 10 years at Wellesley College, assisting in the science department and the alumni office. She visited all 50 states and all the Canadian provinces, as well as every continent except Antarctica. She enjoyed traveling and reading English literature and books on American history. She is survived by her husband, Alan ’53; four children, including James Karb ’86, ’88 MAT; six grandchildren; and two siblings.


Sep, 2018

Warren R. Jewett ’52, of Cary, N.C., formerly of Tucson, Ariz., and Woodbridge, Conn.; Apr. 20. He was a biomedical engineer. While living in Connecticut, he built a business designing biomedical instruments that was purchased by Schick in 1970. In 1975 he joined the faculty of the Univ. of Arizona in the electrical engineering department, from which he retired in 1985. He was involved in several business ventures during the course of his career, including being president of Sonodyne America Ltd., CEO of IEP Group, and president of the National Hemophilia Foundation; he held numerous patents on his inventions. He enjoyed reading and spending time at Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia. He is survived by his wife, Brenda; two daughters, including Tamison Jewett ’75; a son; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister.


Sep, 2018

Albert W. Heinz ’52, of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Feb. 19. He was a retired branch manager for IBM in Camp Hill, Pa. He is survived by two daughters, three grandchildren, and a great-grandson.


Sep, 2018

William E. Downey Jr. ’52, of Pawtucket, R.I.; Mar. 24. After Brown, he studied theology at Boston Univ. and was ordained in 1955. He worked in Pawtucket at Smithfield Avenue Congregational Church before getting a doctorate from Andover Newton Theological School. In 1970, he and his wife had a joint ministry appointment at Edgewood Congregational Church in Cranston, R.I. They moved to Berlin, Germany, in 1977 and worked in the German church and at two hospitals as chaplains. He retired in 1996 and traveled back and forth from Germany to the United States to enjoy the Rhode Island beaches and family. He is survived by his wife, Sabine; a daughter; a son; and two grandchildren.


Sep, 2018

Chen Yang ’52, of Columbus, Ohio; May 1. He taught physics at Ohio State Univ. until his retirement in 1998. He enjoyed playing tennis and ping pong and is survived by his wife, Barbara; a daughter; a son; a son-in-law; two grandchildren; a sister; and two brothers.


Jul, 2018

James F. Ross ’52, of Boxford, Mass.; Feb. 11. After serving in the U.S. Navy pilot program during World War II, he joined United Airlines as a pilot, then as captain, and retired after more than 32 years of service. An entrepreneur, he invested in Graves Skis but also worked from the ground up in the company. Upon retiring, he and a partner built and restored antique World War II era planes, and he was instrumental in developing and building plane hangars for Lawrence Municipal Airport in North Andover, Mass. He was a member of the North Andover Hangar Assoc. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; two daughters; two sons; a daughter-in-law; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.


Jul, 2018

Martin E. Felder ’52, of Carlsbad, Calif., formerly of Providence; Dec. 31. A general surgeon, he started a private practice in Providence in 1963 and was instrumental in the development of Brown’s medical school. He was chief of general surgery at Miriam Hospital and was a member of numerous medical societies, including the New England Surgical Society. He retired in 2003 with emeritus professor status. He was a Silver Life Master in duplicate bridge, collected fine wines, and enjoyed playing golf. He is survived by his wife, Velma; two sons; four grandchildren; and a sister.


Jul, 2018

Howard D. Blank ’52, of Scarsdale, N.Y.; Feb. 2. He was a former assistant district attorney in Manhattan and founder and CEO of National Industrial Services. He enjoyed watching Duke basketball games with his sons, who were all Duke alumni; playing tennis; and reading. He is survived by his wife, Felice; three sons and their spouses; and seven grandchildren.


May, 2018

Gale V. M. Wolny ’52, of Supply, N.C.; July 10, 2017. He was a retired advisory marketing representative for IBM. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was a member of Kappa Sigma. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth.


May, 2018

Mary Fuller Loughran ’52, of Hurley, N.Y.; Dec. 11. She was a homemaker who was a member of the Hurley Library Assoc. and the Ulster Garden Club. She enjoyed traveling, knitting, reading, and listening to symphony music. She is survived by her husband, John; three sons; three daughters-in-law; grandchildren; and a brother.


May, 2018

Dorothy Batchelor DeForest ’52, of Greenville, N.Y., formerly of Catskill, N.Y.; Nov. 18. She was a homemaker actively involved in her community. She is survived by two daughters, three sons, three daughters-in-law, a son-in-law, 17 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren.


May, 2018

Richard D. Blackburn ’52, of Framingham, Mass.; Dec. 14. He worked in sales for both national and international industrial computer equipment corporations, including Computron, and was vice president of sales at Computer-Link. A U.S. Army Korean War veteran, he is survived by his wife, Barbara; a daughter; a son; a daughter-in-law; a son-in-law; and nine grandchildren.


Apr, 2018

Selma Cokely Lamensdorf ’52, of Greenwich, Conn.; Nov. 28. She worked as a financial portfolio consultant at Merrill Lynch before marrying and raising a family. She later went back to school to earn a master’s in psychology and in 1974 became a school psychologist for the Norwalk Board of Education. After a back injury, she began a lifelong interest in both the physical and spiritual side of yoga and became an instructor of advanced practice. She participated in several book clubs. Phi Beta Kappa. She is survived by three daughters, a son-in-law, and four grandchildren.

Apr, 2018

Joseph A. McOsker Jr. ’52, of Orleans, Mass.; Oct. 28. He was a sales representative for Textron and then Wamsutta Mills. He later founded Bradford Textile Co. in Babson Park, Mass. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. While at Brown he was a member of the baseball team and Delta Kappa Epsilon. He is survived by his wife, Sarah; two daughters; a son, Joseph III ’81; four stepchildren; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister.

Apr, 2018

Norman M. Steere ’52, of Vero Beach, Fla., and Verona, Pa.; Oct. 24. He was vice chairman and member of the board of directors at Mellon Bank in Pittsburgh. From 1970 to 1972 he was assigned to Mellon Bank’s international banking department and seconded to the Bank of London and South America as assistant manager of its principal office in Buenos Aires, Argentina. After retiring from Mellon Bank, he served as president and CEO of Citytrust in Bridgeport, Conn., for two years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served on several boards, including those of Blue Cross of Western Pennsylvania, the Regional Industrial Development Corp., and Shady Side Hospital. He was also a member of numerous clubs. He is survived by his wife, Blyth Barnes Steere ’54; two daughters, including Margaret Steere ’91; a son, Jamie ’81; two grandchildren; and a sister.

Feb, 2018

Stephen M. Bailey ’52, of Jaffrey, N.H., formerly of Clinton, Conn.; Sept. 21. He is survived by his twin sister, nieces, and nephews.

Feb, 2018

E. Howland Bowen ’52, of Little Compton, R.I.; Aug. 12. He practiced law in Providence for more than 50 years and was Little Compton’s probate judge. He served on many Little Compton boards and was a trustee of St. Catherine of Siena parish. He was also a Knight Grand Cross of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. He is survived by daughter Margaret Manning ’96; three sons; three daughters-in-law; a son-in-law; and 12 grandchildren.

Feb, 2018

Robert S. MacConnell ’52, of Marshfield, Mass.; Oct. 11. He taught at Marshfield High School from 1961 to 1995 and became athletic director and a driver education instructor. At Brown he was captain of the 1952 baseball team and inducted into the Brown Athletic Hall of Fame in 1971. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a 48-year member of Marshfield Country Club. He is survived by his companion, Barbara Bailey; a daughter; two daughters-in-law; a son-in-law; two grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

Feb, 2018

Robert B. Milner ’52, of Conneautville, Pa., formerly of Winchester, Va.; Sept. 1. He was a sales representative of J.V. Arthur Inc. in Winchester before being self-employed. An accomplished musician, he played several instruments, directed church choirs, and sang in the Mendelssohn Choir in Pittsburgh. He was a master gardener and a member of the American Hemerocallis Society. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; five children; 18 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and a sister.

Feb, 2018

Lawrence R. Ross ’52, of Tucson, Ariz., formerly of New York City; June 28. He was a cardiologist in Manhattan for 40 years. He was an avid tennis player, an accomplished musician, and a world traveler. He is survived by his wife, Sonja Rath; a daughter; two sons; two stepdaughters; and several grandchildren.

Feb, 2018

Nancy Goerger Smith ’52, of Seattle; May 20. She was a homemaker who enjoyed being a military wife, reading, gardening, collecting antiques, and traveling. She is survived by her husband, John ’52; two daughters and their husbands; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

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