Class of 1965

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Jun, 2024

Paul Knutson writes: “After 51 years at 16 Highfield Road we finally did it and found a lovely ground floor apartment for easier living. Life continues to be lucky (but we’re not planning too far ahead).”

Apr, 2024

Don Roth retired at the end of August after a 17-year tenure as executive director of the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at UC Davis, which was the culmination of a career as an arts executive that began in 1977. Several weeks later, he received the emeritus award from the Western Arts Alliance at its annual conference. Don plans to remain in Davis and remain active on three arts boards: the San Francisco Classical Voice, the Sacramento Alliance for Regional Arts, and the Bear Valley Music Festival. He writes: “It all began with a stint as BRU’s classical music director!”

Jan, 2024

Richard Chused writes: “2024 will be a big year—I’ll be retiring from teaching law school after 55 years—five at Rutgers Newark, 35 at Georgetown, and 15 at New York Law School—though I hope to continue teaching one course a year. My wife, Elizabeth Langer, and I also will celebrate our 50th anniversary. She has been a full-time artist for almost 20 years, a talent she has nurtured her whole life but did only part-time while practicing law for many years in Washington, D.C. Since fulfilling our long lived hope to live in New York City in 2008, her creative talents have blossomed as law fell by the wayside.”

Aug, 2023
In the news

Philanthropists and longtime art collectors Cynthia and Thomas Sculco ’65 are in the process of establishing the Westerly Museum of American Impressionism in Westerly, Rhode Island, with an anticipated opening in 2024. More than 250 paintings that the Sculcos have collected over the last four decades will make up the museum’s core permanent collection.

Jun, 2023

Erin Mancuso Hobey writes: “The Derbies’ visit kicked off January in an unforgettable way! Peter Freer ’98 and I continue to have great Brown Club of Spain programming this year, with several events on the calendar in the next few weeks including a meet up for the CASA BCN Brown exchange students, private gallery opening, and library visit. I’m working to organize a Madrid event as well. We have a phenomenal group of alums in España. Many thanks to Zachary Langway ’09 for his introductions. Keep them coming! Ever true! On behalf of the Brown Club of Spain, Jonathan Charnas ’65 hosted a dynamic group of CASA-Granada Brown University exchange students including Michelle Gibble ’24, Dana Herrnstadt ’24, Nia McGregor ’24, and Siri Pierce ’24 at the beautiful Cafetería Hospital Real in Granada.”

Erin Hobey ’95
Jun, 2023

Wayne Carlson and Paris, a 7-year-old Papillon, repeated winning the NADAC Championship held on September 22-25 in Gillette, Wyo. Wayne writes: “She placed first in all six rounds of the competition and was the overall Grand Champion in her height bracket besting the younger handlers and their dogs. She won the championship in 2020 and was second in 2019 and third in 2018. She can perform at distances of 30 to 40 feet away from me on verbal cues and can run nearly six yards a second. This year I have also spent a couple weeks in Italy seeing all the Renaissance art I was introduced to at Brown. I also visited the WWI and WWII exhibits in New Orleans and Kansas City. I finished an extensive rehab of an apartment this summer. This is a long way from managing a farm as a 16-year-old in Northern Minnesota with a house that had no interior plumbing, no running water, and no electricity and having no clue who Napoleon was. I have enjoyed
my life and look to a few more years of training dogs, traveling, and managing my real estate portfolio. It has been quite a trip, I am a much different person than I was in 1961.”

Apr, 2023
One Grange Hall, Two Alums,
and 9,000 Books
The birth of a place for books and community,
in rural Maine. Read More
Jan, 2023

Class Copresident Paul Lipsitt reports that he and his wife, Brooke Kruger Lipsitt ’63, hosted Nancy L. Buc ’65, Carol Norton King ’63, and her daughter Stacey King ’89 in Marion, Mass., this past summer. “A great time was had by all. Carol’s husband, Peter King, made gravlax, which was a big hit with those in attendance. It would be great to hear from other classmates.”

Nov, 2022

Daniel Kurtz writes: “A long overdue note. After a long marriage, my then-spouse and I divorced in 2016. I subsequently married Shveta Kakar, whom I met when working at the Skadden law firm. We now are both partners at a mid-size firm, Pryor Cashman, where we represent exclusively nonprofit clients. In June, our twin girls, Amna and Mia, will be four. And, yes, I have no retirement plans.”


Nov, 2022

“On Sunday, May 29, Jim Gardner ’68 ScM represented the class in the Commencement procession. On the march down the hill he carried a sign, “Class of 1965,” and was granted a space between the Classes of 1962 and 1967. Like all classes, our class was recognized and cheered during the procession. He writes: ‘It was wonderful to see the traditional Commencement procession happening again.’”

Aug, 2022

Dean Pineles writes: “After retiring from the Vermont trial bench in 2005, I was actively involved in international rule of law work. A memoir of my experiences titled A Judicial Odyssey: From Vermont to Russia, Kazakhstan and Georgia, Then on to War Crimes and Organ Trafficking in Kosovo, is available from Rootstock Publishers in Montpelier [Vt.] and Amazon. I am also a regular contributor to Balkan Insight, an online media outlet that publishes throughout the Balkans. I live with my wife Kristina in Stowe [Vt.], and—as I’m fortunate to be healthy—I take full advantage of everything Stowe has to offer, including skiing, biking, running, golf, eating, and drinking Vermont’s fabulous craft beers. Our daughter, son-in-law, and 5-year-old granddaughter live nearby. I consider myself a very lucky man.”

Jul, 2022
The Sweet Sound of Reunion
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Jun, 2022

Jane Marantz Connor McMahon writes: “I received my master’s in marriage and family therapy from Capella University on Feb. 19. This fulfills for me a long-term interest in bringing connection and healing to families and communities. It follows 10 years of work as a trainer of restorative justice practices in Washington, D.C., inner-city schools, which followed 30 years as an academic psychologist at SUNY-Binghamton. I am starting a small private practice and doing pro bono coaching of some Kenyans committed to increasing the use of nonviolent communication to resolve conflicts peacefully.”

Jun, 2022

Patricia Cobb writes: “My career has been, to my delight, teaching in art schools. With many other well-qualified women in the ’70s I helped to break the glass ceiling. Hired at the Art Institute of Boston by Nathan Goldstein to help expand his freshman drawing program to include figure sculpture for a better understanding of form, I soon became an associate professor of drawing and sculpture. After a dozen years there, I taught at Lesley University and then at Maine College of Art. Eight years ago my husband David Campbell and I returned to Brickbottom Artist Studios, a 150 unit live-work studio complex started 30-plus years ago in Somerville, Mass. David was one of the founders. Later this year we will return to Portland, Maine, to join one of our daughters and her family and to rejoin the vibrant arts community there.”

Apr, 2022
In the news

The Opera Hall of Fame, which recognizes the achievements of outstanding living American artists, administrators, and advocates who have strengthened the art form and the field, is scheduled to induct David Gockley ’65, general director emeritus of the San Francisco Opera and former general director of the Houston Grand Opera. This year marks OPERA America’s 50th anniversary.

Apr, 2022

Gordon Thomas writes: “Still alive!”

Apr, 2022

Gerald Michael ’66 ScM writes: “Shirley and I enjoyed our travel to the Middle East to help our daughter settle our granddaughter into an Arabic study year abroad in the Kingdom of Jordan. The country, people, and antiquities of Jordan are impressive. We took time to see many tourist highlights in Amman, Jordan’s capital, and we certainly took advantage of the healing properties of the Red Sea mud. We enjoyed our Jordanian trip so much that we may invite ourselves back to help our granddaughter home.”

Apr, 2022

Paul Goldberg writes: “Three of us, David Lovenheim, David London, and myself, together with our wives, Toby Parker London ’65 , Ann Carol Goldberg, and Terry Lovenheim gathered in Charlotte, North Carolina, for a long awaited in-person gathering after more than a year of weekly Zoom gatherings. We ate well and spent a gorgeous day in the sun next to my motor home in McDowell Nature Preserve. We rented a pontoon boat on Lake Norman the next day and with David Lovenheim at the helm we found our way to a fine luncheon and back to the marina and returned to the hotel, where we ate one more meal together before saying farewell until the next time. The conversation was lively with much reminiscing and analysis of the state of our nation and of the world. It often felt like a seminar from Identification and Criticism 60 years later.”

Jan, 2022

Henry D. Anderson writes: “After 38 years in Gaithersburg, Maryland, outside Washington, D.C., my wife Gail and I moved to Cornelius, North Carolina, a suburb of fast growing Charlotte, in March 2020. This was a challenging move for us because we moved the first week of the pandemic shutdown and also brought my wife’s 100-year-old mother with us. But we made it and are enjoying being close to our two children and their families, who live in the area and provided the reason for selecting this locale. We live in an over-55 active adult community. There are lots of activities to keep us busy and we enjoy taking our grandchildren to the pool. We have gotten our COVID vaccines and so far have avoided getting the virus. We are looking forward to the time when we can travel again. I retired as a senior engineer from Lockheed Martin in 2010. I spent a good part of my career working on the control system for GPS so it’s very gratifying to see how widely used it has become.”

Nov, 2021

Judy Drazen Schretter and Stan Schretter ’65, ’68 ScM, joined in celebrating the bar mitzvah of their youngest grandchild, Eli Benjamin Kahn, in New Jersey,  in April. They write: “We were delighted to be able to share Eli’s special day in person. Eli is the son of our daughter Mindy and her husband Arlen. Our daughter Robin, along with her husband Matt, and sons Tyler and Luke also joined in the celebration. Our granddaughter McKenna, who is studying at Ohio State Univ., joined the service via Zoom along with other family and friends. In January 2020, we were lucky enough to have been able to travel to Hong Kong and Southeast Asia before everything was shut down. We are looking forward to resuming travel again very soon.”

Apr, 2020

Paul Hammond’s fourth historical novel, Diamond, a novel of the American Revolution, is available on Amazon.


Nov, 2019

Paul Lipsitt writes that he and Nancy L. Buc ’65 appeared in the July 4th parade in Marion, Mass. Paul writes: “While other World War II veterans appeared in the procession in olive drab military vehicles, I rode with Nancy in her bright red convertible. Nancy has been a close friend of my wife Brooke Kruger Lipsitt ’63 since their student years at Pembroke.”


May, 2019

Anne Rodems White was reelected to an eighth term on the Livermore Valley School District board in California. Anne was first elected in 1990. She has also been a board member of the California School Board Association Audit and Bylaws Committee.

May, 2019

Jim Schreiber is the new chairman of the board for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy in Purchase, N.Y. Jim writes: “I am delighted four of my five children went to Brown; my eldest, Samantha Schreiber ’92 and three of my four quadruplets—Amanda, Danielle and Zachary—all ’95. My remaining quadruplet daughter, Elisabeth, was accepted, but sadly chose to go to Barnard instead. Our strong ties to Brown continue, as Zachary is now a Brown trustee.”

Mar, 2019

Sid Baumgarten is still actively practicing law. He moved to the Woolworth Building near City Hall (NYC), which is now close enough to walk to work. He is currently president of the Financial District Lions Club, vice chair of the New York County Lawyers Committee on law-related education, and chairman of New York Therapeutic Communities, Inc., a premier drug rehab program he has been involved with for 41 years. He is also an arbitrator for the court-administered program for fee disputes. He writes: “As long as I am still upright, I enjoy hunting deer, ducks, pheasants, whatever, always joined by my son Roger ’82. My brothers, Joel ’59 and Sam ’65, and my two sons, Fred ’79 and Rog, are all doing well.”

Jan, 2019

Ulle Viiroja Holt ’92 AM, ’00 PhD, writes: “This past August I had a first birthday party for my grandson Aeneas, who is the latest grandchild to join our family and the first baby for William Holt ’02 and his wife Melissa. His other grandparent is Dennis A. Holt ’65 and his aunt is Denise Holt ’93.


Jan, 2019

Lila Wolff Wilkinson is developing a consulting business, Performing Your Profession. She writes: “I use theater techniques to train physicians and lawyers in a variety of skills—a systematic approach using embodied learning. Marketing is the hardest part. I have done workshops for lawyers and medical residents and hope to find a forward-thinking medical school to adopt my syllabus, and mid-career docs who need renewal.”


Jan, 2019

Edward R. Levin celebrated the marriage of his daughter, Emily, with family and friends in Brooklyn in September. David Buskin treated the guests to a rendition of When I Need You Most of All, as he did at Ed’s wedding in 1971. Following the wedding, Ed and his wife, Susan, took a cruise, while David was busy putting finishing touches on his new musical, Victory Train, which will have a reading in New York City in February.


Jan, 2019

Wendell S. Brown III  ’67 ScM writes: “As my father used to say, ‘I’m still in the harness,’ which for me is a labor of love at UMass Dartmouth. My wife, Leslie, and I take time to visit our new grandson, Preston Tyler, and his parents Dylan ’03 and Alexandra Athos Brown ’03 in San Francisco a couple of times a year. While there we visit my other grandsons, August and Oliver, and their parents, my son Adrian and his wife, Mandy.”


Sep, 2018

James Schreiber was elected chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.


Sep, 2018

Richard Hyman writes: “After an almost 50-year city planning career, ranging from commissioner of planning and community development in Mount Vernon, N.Y., to housing director for WestHELP, to planning consultant, I was recently appointed chairman of the Westchester County Planning Board. I look forward to using my education and experience on important planning issues in Westchester.”


Sep, 2018

Morris Schwartz’s granddaughter, Adeline Schwartz, joined the class of 2022. Other alumni family members are Abraham Schwartz ’41, Elaine Revkin Rakatansky ’65, Barbara Revkin ’70, and Rebecca Haumann ’13.


Jul, 2018

Tom Childs (see Kay Berthold Frishman ’65).

Jul, 2018

J. B. Doherty (see Kay Berthold Frishman ’65).

Jul, 2018

Judy Drazen Schretter and Stanley Schretter ’65 went with Brown Travelers last August to Churchill, north of Manitoba, to see polar bears and beluga whales. As an added bonus, the Northern Lights were visible while they were in Churchill.

Jul, 2018

Lee Smith is living on a small lake in the western mountains of Maine, skiing and teaching cello. She writes: “Although one of my goals is to avoid meetings, I am involved in a community arts council. The council would love to have visitors, especially if you enjoy the outdoors.” Her second grandson, Stefan Korfmacher ’21, is a freshman at Brown.


Jul, 2018

Kay Berthold Frishman writes: “I am busy and happily retired. Life goes along way too fast. Ron and I spent the month of February in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. We also recently met up with David Brody ’64, Tom Childs ’75, and J. B. Doherty ’72.”

Jul, 2018

Terri Alschuler Hale writes: “Ten members of the class were able to get together for a wonderful time of discussions and memories. We hope to be able to arrange more gatherings between reunions. In attendance were Zulette Masson Catir, Caroline Considine, Jenny Hassel Green, Terri Alschuler Hale, Jane Fiske Harrison, Lyle Eckweiler Lawrence, Elizabeth Glass Loggia, Toby Parker London, Jo Marchetti, and Lila Wolff Wilkinson.”


May, 2018

Karen Loggia (see Elizabeth Glass Loggia ’65).


May, 2018

Gordon A. Thomas spent time at a summer home in Kennebunkport, Me., training for a race by running through roads. He fell and dislocated his finger but ended up winning in the 70-and-older age category and finishing fourth in the 60-and-older age category: “You can’t outshine Brown men and women.”

May, 2018

C. Michael Searing writes: “My wife, Barbara Searing, is recovering from spinal surgery. I had connective surgery to repair a large hernia on St. Paddy’s Day 2017. All is well.”

May, 2018

John C. Parry IV retired from Cleveland State Univ. on June 30, 2017, and moved to Plymouth, Mass. He writes: “It is good to be back in New England, nearer to grandchildren and Brown.”

May, 2018

Daniel L. Kurtz retired from a law firm at age 70 and is continuing his law practice at Pryor Cashman, where he represents nonprofit organizations exclusively. He writes: “After many years, my marriage ended in 2016. Earlier this year, I married Shveta Kakar, also a partner at the Pryor Cashman firm."

May, 2018

Elizabeth Glass Loggia writes that she enjoyed a triple celebration last summer with her entire family, including daughter Karen Loggia ’94. The celebrations consisted of her 50th wedding anniversary, husband Tom’s 80th birthday, and her retirement from law practice.


May, 2018

Gilbert DeLorme’s granddaughter, Grace DeLorme ’21, just finished her freshman year.

Apr, 2018

Gene Newman, Gil Messing ’63, Rene Murai ’66, and Dean Vegosen ’65 met for a round of golf at Miami Beach Golf Club in Florida. Gene writes: “Great weather, some good shots, and some poor ones. Fun, enjoyment, peace, nature topped off with KE brotherhood. What could be better?”

Feb, 2018

Lynn Goudreau Carter writes: “ I am recovering from a year of treatment for pancreatic cancer and working now to regain my strength. Thanks to all my great support team. My husband, Bill, and I celebrated our 50th anniversary in August in Maine. I would love to hear from old friends.”

Jan, 2018

Jeffrey Hanzel has retired from pediatric practice after 45 years in “the work of his dreams.”

Jan, 2018

Jock Jerrett writes: “ I’m living in the Washington, D.C., area with my wife of 26 years, near my two adult daughters and a granddaughter. After my PhD (Harvard ’74), I had a long successful career consulting in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and D.C. until my health failed me, first with multiple sclerosis and, more recently, with a stroke. Life, while a little limited, is good, and we plan to enjoy our 100-year-old home for another 20 or 30 years.”

From the November/December 2017 Issue

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Jay Fluck (see Warren S. Boothman ’73).

From the July/August 2017 Issue

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Steve Morin and his wife, Cindy, moved from their home near Boston to the Landings on Skidaway Island in Savannah, Ga., in June 2016. Steven writes: “After living my entire life in New England, the winter of 2014-15 convinced me that Boston was perhaps not the optimum location for spending my retirement years.”

From the May/June 2017 Issue

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In January, Stephen Tillman ’70 PhD published his third mystery short story, “Reversal,” in Twisted Sister literary magazine.

From the March/April 2017 Issue

John C. Parry IV writes: “Looking forward to moving to Plymouth, Massachusetts, in July and being able to return to Brown for more events. I plan to retire as athletic director of Cleveland State Univ. on June 30, 2017.”

Anne Rodems White is a member of the board of directors of the California School Board Association and currently a member of CSBA’s Charter School Task Force.

From the January/February 2017 Issue

Shirley and Gerald J. Michael observed their 50th wedding anniversary in 2016 by hosting a long family weekend for their children, their children’s spouses, and their grandchildren at the Mt. Washington Hotel in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Later, they traveled to France, where they cruised the Seine and enjoyed several days in beautiful Paris. Gerald writes: “Now on to the next 50 years.”

Stephen Tillman ’70 PhD has written Payback, which was published in Twisted Sister literary magazine (

From the September/October 2016 Issue

Ross Jones writes that, after retiring, he and wife Cody moved from San Jose, Calif., to Gulf Stream, Fla., where they stay during winter and during summer live on Cape Cod. He is also still trying to learn the classical guitar.

From the July/August 2016 Issue

Richard Chused writes: “I am still going strong as a law professor after 48 years at the podium—five at Rutgers School of Law in Newark, N.J., 35 at Georgetown University Law Center, and the last eight at New York Law School. The largest project of my academic career, Gendered Law in American History, will be published this summer by Carolina Academic Press. A large reference and teaching text, it’s the result of over 30 years of work in gender and legal history and reaches from the early 19th century through the beginning of the 20th century. Topics covered include married women’s property acts, divorce, child custody, infanticide, abortion, birth control, suffrage, temperance, and protective labor legislation. Retirement is not on the horizon.”

From the March/April 2016 Issue

Ralph E. Duerre writes: “We thoroughly enjoyed the 50th. Thank you to all—particularly the many classmates who returned to Providence to share their friendship and stories.”

Thomas Sculco writes: “My son Peter joined me at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City as an orthopedic surgeon specializing in joint replacement. It has been a wonderful experience. I was named the 2015 Health Care Professional of the Year by the Arthritis Foundation. The 50th was great!”

From the January/February 2016 Issue

John Kuchta writes: “I’m keeping busy on the Hanover Planning Board and the Summit Owner Association, as VP of Prime Time Ski Club, and directing the Prime Time Players. My wife, Irene Levins Kuchta, now chairs the board of the Western Mountain Senior College.”

Marian Marney Weaver writes: “Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make a wonderful reunion! It was very special to see old friends and the beautiful campus. I hope to move back to Thousand Oaks, Calif., in the next few months. It has been a wonderful two years in the Coachella Valley but I miss my life in Ventura County!”

Peg McDonald Willard, Susanna Dodds Cobb, Lois Platt Lang, and Sylvia Welch are busy planning mini-reunions. 

From the September/October 2015 Issue

Web Hull (see Mary Morell Hull ’03).

From the March/April 2015 Issue

John A. Murray writes that he is enjoying retirement with his wife, Ann McMurray Murray ’66. They split time between homes in Avon, Conn., and Cotuit, Cape Cod, Mass.

From the January/February 2015 Issue

Cherry Fletcher Bamburg writes: “I continue as editor of Rhode Island Roots, the journal of the Rhode Island Genealogical Society, and publish many articles each year. As Paul and I approach our 50th wedding anniversary, we still live in harmony and good humor. We have two daughters, five grandchildren, and two cats.”

Lynn Goudreau Carter writes: “Hi to all you West House townies in the class of ’65. How about a reunion at our 50th this spring? I am planning to attend. Are you? Send me an e-mail.”

From the July/August 2014 Issue

Anne Rodems White, a 24-year trustee of the Livermore (Calif.) School District, has been named to the board of directors of the California School Boards Assoc. She is a member of the Livermore Valley Chamber of Commerce and continues to interview applicants for the Ivy League Connection and to interview applicants to Brown through the Alumni Interviewing Program (formerly BASC).

From the May/June 2014 Issue

Michael Henderson retired to Fla. after 35 years as a diagnostic radiologist in northern N.J. He plays as much golf as possible. In his spare time, he does wildlife photography. He is looking forward to the 50th reunion.

Elizabeth Glass Loggia became of counsel to the law firm of Ethridge, Quinn, Kemp, McAuliffe, Rowan & Hartinger in November 2013.

From the March/April 2014 Issue

Rosemary Halsey Claudy moved from Washington, D.C., to North Carolina in December 2012 to be near her daughter and grandchildren. She writes: “Babysitting is my major activity these days. I am enjoying the relaxed lifestyle here in Fearrington Village.”

John Kuchta and Irene Levins Kuchta write that they have retired and plan to ski or golf as often as possible.

Tom Lebach retired as clerk magistrate of the Plymouth County Juvenile Court in Brockton, Mass., in 2009. He and Linda still live in North Falmouth.

William B. Rozell writes: “I pretty much retired from practicing law during 2013. I am still in Alaska and do lots of traveling—international, U.S., and frequently to be with my daughters, Becca and Mariah, and 1-year-old granddaughter Aya. It is nice to read a book on the airplane instead of legal papers.”

Stanley Schretter ’68 ScM writes: “To celebrate the retirement of Judy Drazen Schretter ’68 on Dec. 31, 2012, we began 2013 on a luxury cruise with the Brown Travelers. We have also taken a cruise on the Douro River in Portugal and visited Jewish heritage sites in Spain. In between we visited Providence for Judy’s 45th reunion. We finished this whirlwind year in Costa Rica. Both Judy and I are part-time auditing students at George Mason Univ., taking those courses we never took or that were not available when we were at Brown. I continue to teach enrichment classes to seniors, most recently revealing the wonders of the iPhone and iPad.”

Julia Foster Swan writes: “I’m 90 percent retired from a modest career in local journalism, and enjoying a great life with my husband, Bruce. Despite the usual aches and pains of old age, we still enjoy bridge, tennis, and traveling. I remember watching President Johnson’s motorcade to kick off the 200th. He was very impressive in person.”

T. Patrick Williams retired from Northrop Grumman in 2010 and moved to the beach in Delaware. He writes: “My wife, Donna, and I are enjoying our retirement time together.”


From the January/February 2014 Issue

Sam Baumgarten is semi-retired from Bridgewater State Univ. after more than 40 years in the field of physical education. He continues to teach folk dance, square and contra dance, and rhythmic activities at BSU. He also started a community dance class for folk, square, and contra dance. In addition, as a longtime distance runner, he continues to organize children’s running programs and an annual one-mile race for Bridgewater children, now in its 34th year. Sam writes: “Over the last 20 months, I have had to deal with prostate cancer. After surgery, radiation, and hormone therapy, I’m doing well and hope that the positive progression continues.” 


From the November/December 2013 Issue

Tony Beck retired after 30 years in accounting and finance and 13 years as a United Methodist pastor. He and his wife, Sue, are living in Wappingers Falls, N.Y.


From the May/June 2013 Issue

Jay Fluck (See Warren Boothman ’73).

From the January/February 2013 Issue

John R. Marquis has been named the 2013 Tax Lawyer of the Year in the Grand Rapids, Mich., area by Best Lawyers in America. Jack has been listed in Best Lawyers for 19 years and is with the law firm of Warner Norcross & Judd LLP.


From the September/October 2012 Issue

Elton W. Brown writes: “Emily and I are greatly enjoying our retirement in the ‘coolest small town in America’ [Ely, Minn.]. My exercise goal is to continue to do well in winter ski marathons in my age group! I am still playing the tuba. We travel some, mostly to see grandchildren.”

Robert G. Kulak has retired from surgical practice. He writes: “I now have time to travel and keep up with my four daughters and grandson. My daughter Amy Kulak ’01 finished her ophthalmology residency at Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., and started a fellowship in oculoplasty in Detroit in July.”

Gordon and Deborah Allen Thomas have a new granddaughter, Grace Marjorie Thomas, born Apr. 4 to their son Allen ’97 and his wife, Erin, in Manhattan.

Anne Rodems White writes: “I’m in my 22nd year as an elected member of the Livermore, Calif., school board. I am also a member of the Delegate Assembly of the California School Boards Association. Recently I was asked by a friend who knows of my experience in biological/medical research, ‘How do you keep up with the progress in medical science?’ and I replied, ‘I don’t, but I do know quite a lot about the maze which is California school finance.’”


From the March/April 2012 Issue

Richard W. Holt received the Kaiser Permanente Award for Excellence in Clinical Science Teaching on May 18, 2011, from the Georgetown Univ. School of Medicine, where he’s a professor of surgery.

Bob Rothenberg ’67 MAT (see Engagements & Weddings, Sean A. Thomas ’03).

From the November/December 2011 Issue

Cathy Cooper earned a PhD in geography from Texas State Univ. San Marcos in August. Cathy spent much of her career in commercial banking, but has enjoyed the study of geography in recent years, earning a master's from George Washington Univ. in 1999. Cathy lives on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and plans to continue encouraging geographic education in K–12 classrooms.

From the July/August 2011 Issue

Zulette Masson Catir writes: "We moved back to Providence 12 years ago after 28 years in New York City and now live two blocks from Brown. We enjoy being back in Providence and taking advantage of events and continuing education classes at Brown. After a varied career path in education, psychology, and publishing, I retired, only to become president of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in Rhode Island. The Society's mission is to promote knowledge and understanding of America's early history through historic preservation, patriotic service, and educational projects. Life is good."

Karen Horny received the Missouri State Univ. Alumni Association's Award of Appreciation at their 2010 homecoming for her work as dean of library services from 1995 to 2009.

From the May/June 2011 Issue

Aileen Thrope Grossberg retired as a public-school librarian and volunteers as a museum docent, a librarian at her synagogue, and a helper at a nursery school. She writes: "Don't know how I ever found the time to work. Now I get to see my two grandchildren in Lille, France, more often and for longer periods. It's been lovely."

Robert G. Kulak retired from his vascular surgical practice. He now travels frequently to Miami Beach to visit his daughter Jessica, who is completing her ear, nose, and throat residency; son-in-law, David; and grandson, Alex, 2. His daughter Amy '01 is currently pursuing an ophthalmology residency at Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, N.Y., and is engaged to David Arnold, a DNA expert for the Miami-Dade police department.

From the March/April 2011 Issue

Cherry Fletcher Bamberg writes that her talk to a Brown history class on a Danish version of "Who Do You Think You Are?" was an entertaining break from her usual genealogy research, editing, and writing.

Lynn Goudreau Carter retired from magazine editing. She is "just hanging out with her grandchildren, traveling, and trying to figure out what to do with her senior years. "

Margery Sokolsky Hauser writes she is enjoying retirement— traveling, serving on the board of a small modern dance company, and having the pleasure of seeing some of her poetry and other writing in print. Her grandniece is now a freshman at Brown and loving it.

Karen Horny received the Missouri State Univ. Alumni Assoc. Award of Appreciation in October.

Peter Swartz, since retiring from the U.S. Navy as a captain in 1993, has worked as an analyst and adviser to U.S. Navy leaders and their staff. He and his wife, Th√∫y, whom he met in Vietnam in 1970 and married in 1971, have two children: Diana is a lawyer living in London with her lawyer husband, Will, and a two-year-old son. Daniel is an entrepreneur in a web-based business.

Allan T. Walsh is enjoying retirement and still playing tennis four days a week.

Lawrence Welle retired after 30 years as a state and county prosecutor in N.J. He keeps busy by handling public-defender conflict cases. He and his wife, Barbara, enjoy their grandchildren, Luca, 4, and Sloane, 2, and their time on the beach a few blocks away from their home in Lake Como, N.J.

Anne Rodems White was re-elected to her sixth term on the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District Board of Trustees, in Livermore, Calif. She is active in the California School Boards Assoc. and is a member of the CSBA Delegate Assembly. She interviews applicants to the Ivy League connection, a program that sends high-achieving students who are not expected to be college candidates to Ivy League schools for various summer-school programs. She also interviews for BASC and is a member of the Biological Sciences Alumni Advisory Council at Purdue.


From the January/February 2011 Issue

Pam Edwards Allara continues to write about contemporary South African art. She has been appointed a visiting researcher in the African Studies Center at Brown. Her grandsons are now 14 and 12, and her granddaughter is 2.

John A. Murray retired from a career in business finance, and Ann McMurray Murray '66 retired from her practice as a marriage and family therapist. They have lived in Avon, Conn., for 35 years and also spend time at their getaway home in Cotuit, on Cape Cod.

From the September/October 2010 Issue

Felicia Rubin Birnel '65 (see Nancy Weissman '80).

Wendell S. Brown III '67 ScM (see Dylan Brown '03).

From the May/June 2010 Issue

Jane Marantz Connor retired after 35 years of teaching psychology and human development at Binghamton Univ. She writes: "I love sharing nonviolent communication in communities and supporting the resolution of conflict through Restorative Circles." After serving as a volunteer, she now guides the establishment of a Restorative Circle System to address ethnic conflict and violence in Uganda (, a project funded by the president of Uganda.

Ross Jones and his wife, Cody, moved from Calif. to Fla. when he retired as chief financial officer from Knight Ridder Inc. They also have a home on Cape Cod.

Harry Roy '66 ScM is still working at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. His wife retired and his son works in Manhattan at Martayan Lan, a gallery of antique maps and books.

Bill Sudell is now of counsel to the law firm of Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell, LLP, Wilmington, Del., after 37 years with the firm. He has been listed in Chambers USA, Super Lawyers, and Best Lawyers in America, and was named by the last of these as the Delaware Lawyer of the Year for 2010 in bankruptcy and creditor-debtor rights law. Bill's wife, Chris Hardy Sudell '68, is also a practicing lawyer, as are their two daughters, Andrea and Pam (Georgetown). Bill writes that their grandson, William Sudell Davey, 2, has not yet decided whether he will follow in their footsteps.

Margaret McDonald Willard is transitioning from full-time employment in communications at Glaxo Smith Kline to part-time work as a writer.

From the March/April 2010 Issue

Terry Walsh, a retired partner in the law firm Alston & Bird and the cofounder of the Truancy Intervention Project, was one of seven honorees across Georgia to receive the 2009 Big Voice for Children Award.

From the January/February 2010 Issue

Les Blatt produces a weekly podcast and writes about classic mystery novels at

James Gardner writes that a memorial service for Jerry A. Zimmer '66 was held on Aug. 20 at Arlington National Cemetery. Jerry was a U.S. Marine Corps pilot whose F-4B Phantom jet was shot down while providing close air support in Vietnam on Aug. 29, 1969. In addition to James, attending the service were Carol Crockett '66 (whose husband, Charles Piggott '66, was also a U.S. Marine Corps pilot in Jerry's squadron, and who died in Vietnam three months before him), Robert DeLuca '66, James Gardner, Mike Hutter '67, John Kelly, Craig Nielsen, Andy Padden '66, Bill Peters '66, and Jerry Pierson '67. James writes that Jerry is currently listed as Missing in Action. Recently, parts of Jerry's Phantom have been located and his case has been reopened by the Joint Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Accounting Command (JPAC).

Karen Horny retired on July 1. She is now emeritus dean of library services at Missouri State Univ.

Norman Koren founded a software company, Imatest, in 2004 that does digital image quality measurement. Imatest recently celebrated its fifth anniversary and Norman writes, "It's nice to know that you don't have to be a twenty-something Stanford dropout to start a (reasonably) successful technology company!"

Jane Lynch Todd received an MPH at Emory Univ.'s Rollins School of Public Health.

From the September/October 2009 Issue

Connect with us at the Brown University Class of 1965 Facebook page.

From the July/August 2009 Issue

Richard A. Levy is working as a research analyst for the Federal Trade Commission. He is approaching his 40th year of federal government service, including an infantry tour in Vietnam. His daughter, Clara '11, is a biology concentrator.

Rene Murai has his own business boutique law firm in Miami. He writes: "Given the state of the economy, I am now planning to retire in 2025. After visiting my roommate Kent Logan's contemporary art museum next to his home in Vail, I was wondering why I became a lawyer instead of an investment banker."

John Stabb (see Doug Hackett '61).

From the May/June 2009 Issue

Pamela Edwards Allara writes that her daughter, Ann Marie, gave birth to Allara Anne Rodriguez on Nov. 3. Pamela is teaching at the Mass. College of Art and Design in Boston.

Lynn Goudreau Carter retired from her editing career and now enjoys her free time traveling and spending time with her grandchildren. She writes that her daughter Josephine Carter Monmaney '91 is an artist and mother in Silver Springs, Md., while Sarah (Williams '93) is an ob-gyn and mother in Birmingham, Ala., and Susana Carter '99 is completing a residency in ob-gyn in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Anne Fribourg is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Manhattan. She enjoys spending time at her country home in the Berkshires and hopes to spend more time there in the coming years.

Thomas P. Sculco is surgeon-in-chief at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.

From the January/February 2009 Issue

Web Hull (see Mary Morell '03).

William M. Pillsbury is in the retail sterling-silverware business in Houston, after working at various museum curatorial positions from 1969 to 1975.

Harry Roy '66 ScM writes that he still works at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he is learning how to speak French and read music. His wife, Sharon, is retired but very busy, and his son works at Martayan Lan in New York City. His daughter-in-law teaches English as a second language in the public school system.

From the September/October 2008 Issue

Don Carcieri (see Helene Pat Hogan Shea '30).

From the July/August 2008 Issue

Cherry Fletcher Bamberg writes: "I continue to write and speak about Rhode Island history and genealogy and have been editor of Rhode Island Roots, the journal of the Rhode Island Genealogical Society, since 2002. In October 2007, I was elected a fellow of the American Society of Genealogists, an honorary society limited to 50 living genealogists. My husband, Paul, still teaches at Harvard. We enjoy the exciting company of five grandchildren."

Marney Weaver Janss writes: "I keep busy as a volunteer with the New West Symphony as a board member and event planner, and with the Gold Coast Chamber Music Festival, which I founded eight years ago and continue to administer. If you are in the San Fernando Valley and enjoy young classical musicians, come to one of our August concerts. You can find us at I also follow my own son, Andrew, around the country to hear the wonderful Escher String Quartet, for which he is a cellist. You can hear them at Lincoln Center, Music@Menlo, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Orange County Performing Arts Center, and other places this summer including the Gold Coast Festival. I hike the Santa Monica mountains as much as possible. My husband, Larry, and I both love the Himalayas and were in Nepal in September and will be traveling to Mongolia this summer. I see my Pembroke roommate, Maureen Finkle Lasher, as often as possible; she and husband Eric are in Los Angeles."

Barbara J. Katz, known as Babs while at Pembroke, lost her husband of 15 years, Robert H. McGuckin III, to a rare cancer in 2006. Barbara retired in 2005 as an attorney in the Division of Enforcement at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. She continues to live in Alexandria, Va., and has immersed herself in Virginia Democratic party politics. She has also revived her interest in music, recalling her days with the Pembroke Glee Club, and now sings and dances with a local group that performs American pop standards. She is grateful for her continuing relationships with old friends.

John Kelly writes: "I am finishing up 17 years as professor and chairman of the department of neurology at the George Washington Univ. Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Pat and I have been married for more than 41 years. We have two daughters and three grandchildren. One grandson, Jack, 9, wants to play free safety for Brown and then the Washington Redskins. It's good to have goals in life. Anyway, we are well. I will step down as chair of the department this year and become a clinician once again."

William Rozell writes: "I have been 'semi-retired' for almost a decade, meaning that I have retired from my law firm, but still practice on individual cases. No more 24/7 hours, though trial time in major litigation still gets that way from time to time. But the other side is gape with time to travel to every corner of the world. In between, home is still Alaska. Juneau has been my home for 36 years and I have no plans to leave."

Virginia Newton Scharfenberg writes: "I've been living on Cape Cod, Mass., for the past 10 years. My husband, Michael Talbot, and I own an ecological landscape design and restoration company that specializes in conservation, consultation, design/build, and natural tree, shrub, and lawn care. Our environmental approaches have created a substantial niche market and have led to lectures throughout the East coast. My children are dispersed around the country. David '98 has followed in his dad's footsteps and has been a newspaper reporter in Calif., Mass., N.Y., and R.I. He is currently at the Providence Journal. Christa is assistant director of the Center for Investigative Reporting in Berkeley, Calif. Stephanie is a certified physical trainer and lives in Brooklyn, N.Y. Life is extremely busy for all of us and even more so with two wonderful grandchildren. I keep up with a group of eight Class of '65 Pembrokers who gather once a year in the Catskills. Our lives are as diverse and challenging as the current presidential race!"

Phil Solomita writes: "My wife and I are enjoying retirement. We celebrated our 40th anniversary in 2007. Our daughter, Michele, and her husband have given us two beautiful granddaughters, Lisa and Marli. I'm still 'playing' soccer and have resumed orchestral performing. Life is good."

Margaret McDonald Willard writes that after 20-plus years in internal communications with a major pharmaceutical company she is transitioning to consulting as a writer and editor. "I've been married for the past eight years to a now-retired physician and Princeton alumnus. I have attended more Brown vs. Princeton basketball and football games since meeting David than I did during our undergrad days."

From the May/June 2008 Issue

Donald Carcieri (see Everett A. Petronio Jr. '88).

Michael Weir '70 PhD writes: "After 30 years in and around local government in Pennsylvania, I am slowly slipping into retirement, but not entirely. I have been self-employed—my company is Local Government Solutions LLC."

From the March/April 2008 Issue

Mimi Kentta Calhoun writes: "Life is busier than ever since I retired. I am gardening, kayaking, and serving on a variety of local nonprofit boards. My most challenging commitment is as a trustee on our local school board. Our daughter, Rachel, is celebrating her college graduation by traveling to Nepal, where she will help out in a bilingual school. Her twin brother, Jacob, is an avid snowboarder and in the off-season he studies at the Univ. of Vermont."

From the January / February 2008 Issue

Paul Hammond reports that PublishAmerica has published his first novel, Interference, a contemporary sailing adventure that becomes a time journey to the American Revolution (specifically British-occupied Newport in July 1778).

Gerald J. Michael ’66 ScM writes: “For many years now Shirley and I have been the classic empty-nesters—living alone in the same large house in which we raised three children and complaining about its age, size, and maintenance requirements. No longer! After twenty-eight years living in Weston, Mass., we’ve built a brand new house and moved to Nashua, N.H. We are in a great location not far from our children and grandchildren, close to the mountains and seacoast, and still within easy striking distance of Boston. We’re already starting to create wonderful memories here.”

Nan Hoy Shaw writes: “After twenty-eight years as a life coach and addictionologist, four years ago I founded eClubSoda, a world-wide teleconference call for personal development and life-coaching. ‘Happy Hour’ has now taken on a whole new meaning, one of genuine connection! We offer over 800 conference calls a year, providing daily, hands-on, easily accessible personal coaching and support. I am about to open up eClubSoda for Students and eClubSoda for Seniors. Retirement? What is that? I would love to hear from my friends at Brown and Pembroke. Contact me through I am now living on my own with my two beloved dogs on a little lake in Georgia. Ya’ll come down and visit!”

From the November / December 2007 Issue

Jane Lynch Todd (see Katherine Blank Todd ’00).

Anne Rodems White was re-elected to her fifth term on the Livermore, Calif., School Board of Trustees in November 2006. In March 2006 Anne joined the Brown Club of Southern California for a Meeting of the Minds panel discussion, on “Schools and Mayors: New Partnerships for Better Performance.” She has also been named to the alumni advisory council of the biological science department at Purdue, where she earned her ScM in 1968.

From the September / October 2007 Issue

David Buskin (see Rob Carlson '70).

Richard Chused and his wife have decided to move to New York City at the end of the 2007-08 academic year after spending thirty-five years on the faculty of the Georgetown Univ. Law Center. Richard will begin teaching at New York law school in the fall of 2008.

Aileen Grossberg writes: "During the past year Marc and I finally became grandparents. Rebecca, our younger daughter, and her husband, Jerome, presented us with Suzanne last May. Since they live in Lille, France, I'm interested in hearing from anyone who has bilingual grandchildren. Our other daughter, Melanie, is a graphic designer in Los Angeles, so we travel when we can. I am still working as a school librarian and a public-library reference librarian, and I am the chairwoman of the Sydney Taylor Manuscript Award sponsored by the Association of Jewish Libraries. Someday I'll slow down."

From the July / August 2007 Issue

Suzanne Taylor Besser writes: “After twenty-five years of working with nonprofits, I changed careers and became a journalist. I am now editor of two downtown weekly newspapers, the Beacon Hill Times and the Back Bay Sun, in Boston. My four kids are all over the world—Sharon ’91 is an assistant professor at a Chinese teaching college in Hong Kong, my son Bryan is a talent agent in Los Angeles, my daughter Lorraine is an assistant professor of philosophy at Univ. of Waterloo in Ontario, and my son Warren is a financial analyst at Fidelity in Boston. We have three grandchildren. My husband, John, is retired.”

Butch Bingham writes: “Since Citigroup disbanded his group, Tom McWilliams has become engaged to Heidi Neuhoff, owner of the Neuhoff Gallery on E. 57th St. in New York City. Art is Tom’s passion, so he will start his second career there in 2007. They have planned a June wedding.”

Barbara Rigelhaupt Fetner writes: “I have finally entered the twenty-first century with my first computer. I’d love to get e-mail from anyone—especially if you’re coming to or live in Sarasota, Fla.”

John E. Finnerty ’68 AM writes: “I have two daughters, Lindsay, 15, and Haley, 12, who are super jocks and beautiful. Lindsay was a leading scorer on the girls’ varsity basketball team at Tenafly High School as a freshman last year. My wife, Barbara, is a retired TV executive and now a fitness instructor. I am chairman of the N.J. Supreme Court’s Family Part Practice Subcommittee on Parenting and Custody and former chair of the N.J. State Bar Association Family Law Section Founder. Nothing could be better.”

Mike Griem writes: “I’m mostly retired with occasional consulting projects. I am enjoying my five grandchildren, including the three children of my daughter, Marjorie Griem Calaway ’93, who lives nearby. I am also heavily involved in community activities, golf, and competitive curling.”

Karen Horny became president of the Mo. Library Association on Jan. 1.

Marney Weaver Janss writes: “My life revolves around the pro-bono work I do for the New West Symphony, a young and quite remarkable orchestra based in Thousand Oaks, Calif., and the Gold Coast Chamber Music Festival for student-musicians, which I helped found six years ago and still run each summer in the San Fernando Valley. I hike whenever I can—the local Santa Monica Mountains offer miles of beautiful trails, and I still love to travel, particularly to Asia and the Himalayas. My son, Andrew Janss, is a cellist for the Escher String Quartet, based in New York City, and graduated in June 2006 from the Manhattan School of Music. His quartet begins a very exciting three-year residency at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in Sept. 2007, and is managed by Kirshbaum, Demler & Assoc.”

Elizabeth Glass Loggia was named one of Md.’s Top 100 Women by the Daily Record, for her work as a lawyer and as president of the Montgomery County chapter of the Women’s Bar Association and the Women’s Bar Association of Md. She was instrumental in establishing a foundation that awards scholarships to students.

Edward P. Marecki, Jr. writes: “My family and I were happy about the graduation of my niece, Madeleine Marecki ’07 this year. She has enjoyed and grown substantially from this wonderful experience.”

Jon Rose writes: “I am still doing real estate investment, brokerage and development work in central Fla., but I am beginning to take more time off to visit our home in Aspen and take foreign trips, such as Turkey, northern Africa, and Spain in 2006.”

Julia Foster Swan writes: “In March 2005, I got married, for the third time, to Wharton graduate Bruce Swan. I was widowed in Dec. 2001, when my second husband, Harold Nazimov, died suddenly. Bruce was widowed a few months later (his wife had been a good friend). We’re very lucky to have found each other and are enjoying life together.”

W. Terence Walsh was selected as a recipient of the 2007 American Bar Association John Minor Wisdom Award. Walsh is a partner in the firm’s litigation and trial practice group.

From the May / June 2007 Issue

Barbara French Pace writes: “I’m retired, but back working for the government on counter-terrorism issues. A second career as an artist is well underway. I’m also enjoying two (soon three) grandchildren.”

Stan Schretter ’68 ScM is a part-time consultant. He also gives tours at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. He continues to take classes and teach at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at George Mason University. Stan writes: “I’m spending time on my hobbies—amateur radio and photography. My wife, Judy Drazen Schretter’68, and I have three grandchildren—McKenna, 5, Tyler, 3, and Luke, 1. We traveled to St. Petersburg and Moscow in 2006 and Tuscany in 2005 with the Brown Travelers. Both trips were great.”

Irving Williamson was appointed a commissioner on the United States International Trade Commission in Washington, D.C. Previously, Irving was president of Williamson International Trade Strategies Inc., a consulting firm in New York City.

From the March / April 2007 Issue

Crist Berry retired this past year. He writes: “Trisha and I are traveling and rediscovering old friends.”

Wendell Brown writes: “On October 9, 2005, our 22-year-old son, Tyler Ahern Brown, while riding in a cab in San Francisco, was killed by a thrice-convicted drunk driver. Needless to say, we are devastated by the loss. Tyler, who at the time was a senior majoring in biomedical and mechanical engineering at Duke, had just returned from Banda Aceh, Sumatra.”

Frederick M. Lowther writes: “In January I will have been at Dickstein Shapiro for thirty-four years, during which it has grown from ten lawyers to more than 400. My wife, Tristi, and I have been married for thirty-eight years. We have a daughter and two fine grandsons, and we live in a wonderful 215-year-old historic home in Old Town, Alexandria, Va. Its renovation will prevent me from retiring ever!”

Don Roth was appointed executive director of the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts on June 1, 2006.

Richard Sanborn writes: “Joanie and I are the proud parents of five children and the grandparents of nine grandchildren. After years of travel in both the United States, Europe, and the Middle East courtesy of CACI International, Inc., we are beginning to look forward to a more leisurely pace and to our great-grandchildren.”

From the January / February 2007 Issue

Roger M. Deitz has been named a Fellow in the American College of Civil Trial Mediators. His work as a mediator has taken him throughout the United States and the Europe.

Robert Dunn writes: “I have moved to New York to be the president & CEO of the Synergos Institute—a nonprofit that works to reduce global poverty and increase equity by supporting collaborative efforts to address systemic problems. Synergos works in Latin America, Asia, and Africa, partnering with foundations, business, government agencies, and NGOs.”

Terry Walsh, a partner at Alston & Bird, is happy to announce that Atlanta Legal Aid—a nonprofit organization that has been a mainstay of the Atlanta legal community since 1924, providing legal representation for Atlanta’s poor in civil legal cases—surpassed its most ambitious 2006 fund-raising campaign goal of $1.3 million. Terry was campaign cochair.

Marney Weaver Janss writes: “My son Andrew Janss graduated from Manhattan School of Music in June and is a cellist for the Escher String Quartet in New York City. The quartet recently won an audition for residency at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and will begin its three-year residency in Sep tember 2007. My husband, Larry, and I live in Thousand Oaks, Calif., where we both are directors of the New West Symphony. I founded and coordinated the Gold Coast Chamber Music Festival, a regional music festival for young people. I hike as often as I can find time, and we travel frequently, mostly to Asia. We are looking forward to a trek this May to the Pure Crystal Mountain area of southeastern Tibet.”

Joshua A. Kalkstein has joined the intellectual property and technology practice group of the Boston office of Robinson & Cole. Previously he served as assistant general counsel and counsel to the president of global research and development at Pfizer.

John Marquis has been included in Best Lawyers in America for the eleventh year and has been named a Michigan Super Lawyer by Law and Politics magazine in its first Michigan publication.

Lawrence G. Welle writes: “After thirty years as a prosecutor at the state and county level, I thought I had retired. Alas, I’m now almost too busy with public defender pool work. Life is good—three grown and successful sons. Barbara and I enjoy the beautiful Jersey shore (we are only blocks away from the beach) and time at our condo in Annapolis, where son no. 3 graduated from the Naval Academy in 2002. He now teaches there. Last, but not least, our oldest produced our first grandchild, Luca, 3 months. We would love to hear from classmates and old friends.”

From the September / October 2006 Issue


Sam Baumgarten writes: “It’s been a long time since I’ve sent any info to the magazine, but a lot of good things have been happening over the past year. I’m now in my twenty-seventh year at Bridgewater State College in Massachusetts. This past year I was promoted to full professor in physical education, and starting in July I will be chair of the Department of Move­ment Arts, Health Promotion, and Leisure Studies. In addition, I just published a physical education curriculum text, coauthored with Terry Langton, titled Elementary Physical Education: Building a Strong Movement Foundation (Stipes Publi­shing, Champaign, Ill.). My wife, Deborah, works as a teacher’s aide with visually impaired youngsters. My oldest daughter, Alyssa, is just completing her freshman year at Bridgewater-Raynham High School, and my second daughter, Kelsey, is completing seventh grade. Running continues to be my primary physical activity, and I compete in road races and senior track events (one mile or 1,500 meters).”

Elizabeth Davidson Kennedy writes: “I just received my master’s in instruction design and technology from Emporia State Univ. I am in my fifth year of doing the About Children’s Books Web site for, which is part of the New York Times Company. The URL is I also work part-time as the program director for Arts Partners, a nonprofit educational organization.”

Janet Nielsen Wedlock is retired and living in Sun City, S.C.

From the May / June 2006 Issue

Stephen Armstrong (see Amy Williams ’96).

From the November / December 2004 Issue

Marlys Page Henke writes: “This June I retired from thirty-six years of teaching high school chemistry and math. I plan to continue coaching the Minnesota Junior High Math League, which I started in 1986, and the Minnesota all-star ‘mathletes,’ who compete at ARML, the national high school math league competition. Five years ago I got interested in energy healing and have taken classes in Three Heart Balancing and Reiki. In June I set up the other side of our double bungalow as my healing space, so now my clients can come to me as well as me traveling to them. My hobbies include gardening, sewing, reading, and enjoying the Minnesota woods and lakes with my husband, Ken.”

From the September / October 2004 Issue

Alan Goodman (see Jeffrey W. Goodman ’96).

From the July / August 2004 Issue

Marsha Van Benschoten Frick writes: “I’m still living in Charlottesville, where my husband, John, is a professor in the drama department at the Univ. of Virginia and I am newly retired from my job as a reference librarian at our local public library. I love retirement and am busier than ever, involved mainly in dog-therapy work at nursing homes and an Alzheimer’s facility, and assisted by Ivy, our five-year-old Pyrenées mix.”

Lynn Goudreau (see Josephine Carter Monmaney ’91).

From the May / June 2004 Issue

Richard Chused, a professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, has received a Fulbright grant to teach in Israel.

Bill Josephs writes: “My daughter Emily has just been accepted early decision to the class of 2008. Meanwhile, I’ve been teaching mathematics for the past fourteen years at Windward School, a small independent middle school and high school in West Los Angeles. Emily graduates in June from Windward before heading to Providence.”

John Leistritz is an associate with the Rhode Island office of AFLAC.

Bob Rothenberg ’67 MAT (see Dana Cook Grossman ’73).

From the January / February 2004 Issue

John Leistritz writes that he is a senior adviser with the Rhode Island office of Bankers Life & Casualty, which specializes in life- and health insurance programs for seniors.

From the November / December 2003 Issue

Jack Marquis writes that he is a partner in Warner Norcross & Judd in Holland, Mich. Previously, he taught partnership taxation at Grand Valley State Univ. He’s now an adjunct professor at Hope College. He and his wife, Carolyn, have one child, Aimee Armstrong, who is a pediatric cardiologist and an instructor in the Univ. of Michigan health system. Jack is listed in Best Lawyers in America.

Pat Walker Walsh and Terry Walsh (see Susan Smith Walsh ’93).

From the November / December 2002 Issue

Kay Berthold (see Andrew Frishman '02 M.A.T.).

From the September / October 2002 Issue

Richard M. Rieser Jr. (see Abbey Rieser Rubinstein '95).

From the July / August 2002 Issue

R. Crist Berry writes that he and his wife, Patricia, are relocating to Richmond, Va., where he joined Capital One as a director of human resources consulting.

Bruce Pehrson (see Jennifer Barrett '96).

Bob Taylor, of Strongsville, Ohio, writes that he has been married thirty-four years to his wife, Virginia. They have two grown daughters living in Ohio and California. Bob is president of Falcon Industries, Inc., a specialty metal fabricator with plants in Ohio and Minnesota.

From the November / December 2000 Issue

John Leistritz, of Pawtucket, R.I., has joined Trainor Associates of Providence as senior vice president and management supervisor. John was previously a vice president of marketing at Safeguard Computer Services, which manufactures software products for the moving industry.


Patricia Walker Walsh was honored as a “2000 Woman of Distinction” at the fifth annual Children’s Legacy luncheon. She lives in Atlanta with her husband, Terry. They have two sons, Ryan ’93 and Kit, and a daughter, Ann.


From the September / October 2000 Issue

Thomas P. Sculco was elected member-at-large on the board of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is director of orthopaedic surgery and chief of the surgical arthritis service at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. He is also professor of clinical surgery at Cornell.

From the July / August 2000 Issue

Sam Alessi retired in July 1999 as assistant superintendent for curriculum in the Buffalo, N.Y., public schools. He writes that his new, "relaxed" schedule includes serving as co-principal investigator for the National Science Foundation’s local systemic change grant; and consulting to middle schools that are implementing comprehensive reform in Buffalo, Newburgh, and Syracuse, N.Y. He also works part-time at the State University of New York at Buffalo’s graduate school of education. Sam, Kathy, and two of their four children still live at 99 Gordon St., Williamsville, N.Y. 14221.

Toby Parker London (see David Parker ’69).

Liz Davidson Kennedy, of Wichita, Kans., writes: "My husband, Dennis, and I keep busy with a cluster of careers. Dennis is clinical director of the Substance Abuse Assessment Center of Kansas and teaches courses in substance abuse and assessment at Butler County Community College. I am the network coordinator for Arts Partners, a nonprofit that links community arts resources with public schools. Together, Dennis and I own and operate Wichita Scribe, through which we do Web maintenance and writing. We also serve as the guides for two sites. See us at and"

From the May / June 2000 Issue

John F. Adinolfi writes: "I retired from the U.S. Marines in 1991 after twenty-six fun-filled years. I raised golden retrievers and farmed before going back to school to earn my bachelor’s in nursing at Lynchburg College in Virginia. I am now a clinical nurse at the Culpeper Juvenile Correction Center in Mineral, Va. I just celebrated thirty-four years with the same woman, Sharon, a high-school English and theater-arts teacher. Our three sons, Matthew, John, and Luke, live nearby and visit often. I would love to hear from classmates from the Glee Club, the Episcopal College Church, and NROTC." 

John H. Chapman, of New Canaan, Conn., writes: "I am now a general partner of the New York City-based Dignitas Partners, a strategic venture-capital firm. I am also a research fellow at the Columbia University business school, where I received my Ph.D. In November, my wife, Jane (Dartmouth ’80), and I had another daughter, Megan. Katie, 3, was born in 1996, and our son, Willie, died in 1997 at age 4."

Tom Croke writes that he’s figured out how to make a living doing what he enjoys most. He is president of Thomas J. Croke and Associates, a consulting and publishing firm that serves the families of children with behavioral and emotional problems. FamilyLight (, the consulting arm, helps individual families. Bridge to Understanding (, the publishing arm, provides print and electronic directories of resources as well as a journal of commentary, guidance, and discussion. Based in Latrobe, Pa., Las Vegas, and Salt Lake City, the firm serves clients worldwide.Tom lives in Ligonier, Pa., with his youngest son, Don, 17. His other children have launched their own careers: Ron is a juvenile correction officer; Drew works in publishing for his father; and Susan teaches emotionally disturbed high school students.

Paul Hodge, of Cambridge, Mass., writes that for the past year he has been a mid-career student and John Pickett fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. In June he will graduate with a master’s in public administration. He also founded Harvard’s first student organization for aging policy, and has collaborated on and participated in a series of CBS Evening News "Eye on America" reports about elder abuse in American nursing homes. Articles written by Paul and testimony he gave before the U.S. Senate inspired and were used as the basis for the CBS reports. Paul is now establishing the National Aging Policy Center and Public Awareness Initiative. He writes: "Every day in our country 14,000 baby boomers turn 50. Average life expectancies are rising dramatically, while fertility rates are falling. We must prepare for this demographic reality. The aging of America and the industrial world will be the most important economic and political issue of the 21st century."

Joshua A. Kalkstein, senior corporate counsel for research at Pfizer Central Research in Groton, Conn., spoke at Yale Law School on the intellectual-property and patients’-rights implications of the California Supreme Court case, Moore v. Regents of the University of California.

Bob Rosen and Steve Kadison ’66 write: "The basketball-court skills we acquired beneath the tutelage of coach Stan Ward have not totally faded with age. We report from Chicago that our over-50 basketball team qualified for the National Senior Olympics held in October in Orlando, Fla. Competing against forty-seven other teams of 55- to 59-year-olds, and led by Steve’s ever-reliable jump-shooting, the team remained undefeated until the semifinals, proving that you are never too old to make the final four. In 1997 we competed in the same tournament." Bob looks forward to returning to Brown for his 35th reunion and for the graduation of his daughter, Molly ’00.

From the March / April 2000 Issue

Class president Jay Fluck reports: “Plans for the 35th reunion are complete. It promises to be the best so far. Our weekend will begin in style with a welcome reception, followed by dinner at Josiah’s. Saturday will include our traditional Pembroke and Brown luncheons. The evening will bring dinner and the Commencement concert. Be sure to join in the Commencement march down the hill behind the 35th-reunion banner. If you have any questions, or if you do not receive registration information, contact reunion headquarters at (401) 863-1947;”

John M. Carroll writes that he appeared on an ABC pre­Super Bowl segment featuring a pioneer African-American athlete, Fritz Pollard ’19, who was an All-American football player at Brown. Fritz was an early star in the National Football League and a civil-rights advocate. John teaches history at Lamar University in Texas and has written the book Fritz Pollard: Pioneer in Racial Advancement. John’s book on football legend Red Grange was published in September.

Mary Canning Counihan, of Newton Centre, Mass., writes that she was a surrogate mother for her daughter, Rebecca, in October 1995, at the age of 53. Gabrielle is now a happy, healthy 4-year-old living in Atlanta.

From the January / February 2000 Issue

Jill Rossi, senior assistant director of alumni relations, reports: "Plans for the 35th reunion are going full-steam ahead. Several classmates who haven't been to Brown in many years have told us that 2000 is the year to return. We expect a larger 35th reunion than ever before, so make arrangements and reservations now. Please call fellow classmates and encourage them to attend."

William Hooks writes: "After spending five years in Singapore running the HBO Asia pay-TV service, I am comfortably settled in London, where I direct HBO's development efforts in Central and Eastern Europe. Big Question: How will The Sopranos, our hit Mafia series, play in Romania? I'm looking forward to our 35th reunion and to serving as cochair of the reunion gift committee."

John Leistritz writes: "After nine years as vice president of marketing for Paul Arpin Van Lines, I have joined Safeguard Computer Services, a company that develops and sells software for the moving industry, in the same capacity. Thanks to the wonders of the electronic era, I'm able to work from home in Pawtucket, R.I., for New York City-based Safeguard.

From the November / December 1999 Issue

W. Terence Walsh received the 1999 Livingston Hall Juvenile Justice Award, given by the American Bar Association. Terry, a partner in Alston & Bird's trial and appellate practice group, has devoted much of his time to juvenile justice. He cofounded the Truancy Intervention Project and has a longstanding involvement in legal and community organizations. Terry is also chairman of Kids in Need of Dreams and is on the board of Georgians for Children.

From the September / October 1999 Issue

The Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants presented Robert B. Lamont with an honorable mention for passing all four parts of the Certified Public Accountants examination on the first attempt. Robert works at VMV Enterprises Inc. in Paducah, Kentucky.

Terry Walsh, his wife, Pat Walker Walsh, and their son, Kit '93, received the 1999 United Way Family Award. The Walsh family was honored for their commitment to Capitol Area Mosaic, a community-based organization that serves youth and families living in Atlanta's Capitol Homes and the surrounding area. Pat began her involvement with the group more than fifteen years ago as a tutor at Cook Elementary School. In 1992 Pat and Terry cochaired the campaign that raised more than $1.2 million to build and endow a new community center. Terry zcontinues on the board of directors and Pat is the volunteer coordinator. Kit and his friends began a group called the Gents Club, which provides activities and mentoring for teenage boys in the community. Terry and Pat live in Atlanta, and Kit lives in Athens, Ga.

From the July / August 1999 Issue

Pamela Farro Crown, Charlotte, N.C., writes: "I'm loving retirement and the opportunities it provides to pursue multiple interests: gardening (I became a master gardener and will have my garden on tour this spring), board memberships (Success by Six and Charlotte Emergency Housing), and Havurat Tikvah (whose members include three Brown graduates)."

From the March / April 1999 Issue

Richard W. Holt, Bethesda, Md., received a Vicennial Medal from Georgetown University on Sept. 23 after twenty years as a full-time faculty member. He is currently a professor of surgery.

Gerald Michael, Weston, Mass., writes: "Now that our youngest child has graduated from college and set up his own apartment, Shirley and I are enjoying our empty-nester status. I am still in management consulting with Price Waterhouse Coopers in Boston, and Shirley, a registered nurse, continues her work with the mentally retarded. We are both looking forward to seeing many old friends at the 35th reunion."

Welles Sumner (see Jeff Sumner '92).

From the January / February 1999 Issue

Robert G. Kulak was re-elected chairman of the department of surgery at Norton Medical Center, Middletown, N.Y. He recently brought his daughter, Amy '01, back to campus to begin her sophomore year.

Vera Samak Wayne (see Halley Wayne Lavenstein '92).

Irving A. Williamson has been named vice president for trade, investment, and economic-development programs at the Africa-America Institute (AAI) in New York City. At AAI he will help strengthen economic and commercial ties between the United States and the countries of Africa. For the past five years, Irving has been the deputy general counsel at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative in Washington, D.C.

From the November / December 1998 Issue

Pamela Edwards Allara has published a study of the American painter, Alice Neel, titled Pictures of People: Alice Neel's American Portrait Gallery. Many friends and former classmates, including Sue Pratt Sherman and Madeline Meyers Wikler, attended Pamela's book signing at the National Portrait Gallery. Sue's son and Maddy's daughter are now Brown alums. Pamela teaches contemporary art and film at Brandeis University. The Michael A. Allara Memorial Scholarship, named for Pamela's late husband, has been established to help Brown undergraduates. "Paul Coughlan, who set up the fund after Michael's death in 1982, and I are so grateful for the continued support from Mike's friends," Pamela writes. "My grandson, Michael Allara, is now 2, and he has the same smile and irrepressible personality as his namesake."

Ross Jones and his wife, Cody, moved to Saratoga, Calif., in September. He is senior vice president and chief financial officer of Knight Ridder. "Our corporate headquarters relocated from Miami to San Jose," Ross writes, "because it is important for our future as a newspaper and on-line information provider to be close to the action in Silicon Valley. Since I left Reader's Digest in 1993, where I was vice president and treasurer, we have had a great time living in Miami and exploring the Bahamas and Keys. Now we're in an unfamiliar part of the world. We're looking forward to the adventure."

Paul Ross Virgadamo (see David and Janet Levin Hawk '67).

W. Terence Walsh received the Chief Justice Robert Benham Award for community service at the Georgia State Bar Association's annual meeting in June. Practicing law in Atlanta for more than twenty-eight years, he is a member of the bar's board of governors and is a partner with Alston and Bird. Terence has served as president of the Atlanta Bar Association and coordinated the beginnings of the Truancy Intervention Project with the Fulton County Juvenile Court and the bar association. The project matches volunteers with children who have been reported for excessive school absence. Walsh is also chair of Kids in Need of Dreams, and is director of Georgians for Children, The Bridge, and Capitol Area Mosaic.

From the November / December 1998 Issue

Pamela Edwards Allara has published a study of the American painter, Alice Neel, titled Pictures of People: Alice Neel's American Portrait Gallery. Many friends and former classmates, including Sue Pratt Sherman and Madeline Meyers Wikler, attended Pamela's book signing at the National Portrait Gallery. Sue's son and Maddy's daughter are now Brown alums. Pamela teaches contemporary art and film at Brandeis University. The Michael A. Allara Memorial Scholarship, named for Pamela's late husband, has been established to help Brown undergraduates. "Paul Coughlan, who set up the fund after Michael's death in 1982, and I are so grateful for the continued support from Mike's friends," Pamela writes. "My grandson, Michael Allara, is now 2, and he has the same smile and irrepressible personality as his namesake."

Ross Jones and his wife, Cody, moved to Saratoga, Calif., in September. He is senior vice president and chief financial officer of Knight Ridder. "Our corporate headquarters relocated from Miami to San Jose," Ross writes, "because it is important for our future as a newspaper and on-line information provider to be close to the action in Silicon Valley. Since I left Reader's Digest in 1993, where I was vice president and treasurer, we have had a great time living in Miami and exploring the Bahamas and Keys. Now we're in an unfamiliar part of the world. We're looking forward to the adventure."

Paul Ross Virgadamo (see David and Janet Levin Hawk '67).

W. Terence Walsh received the Chief Justice Robert Benham Award for community service at the Georgia State Bar Association's annual meeting in June. Practicing law in Atlanta for more than twenty-eight years, he is a member of the bar's board of governors and is a partner with Alston and Bird. Terence has served as president of the Atlanta Bar Association and coordinated the beginnings of the Truancy Intervention Project with the Fulton County Juvenile Court and the bar association. The project matches volunteers with children who have been reported for excessive school absence. Walsh is also chair of Kids in Need of Dreams, and is director of Georgians for Children, The Bridge, and Capitol Area Mosaic.

From the September / October 1998 Issue

George E. L. Barbee, worldwide client service partner of Price Waterhouse Foundation of Boston, has been elected chair of the alumni association of the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia.

Don Roth is executive director of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. Previously, he was president of the Oregon Symphony.

From the July / August 1998 Issue

Don S. Anderson is through with non-profit management after nearly thirty years. He has started a home business, Red Dog Farm, which specializes in flower, vegetable, and herb plants for the table, container, and garden. Don writes: "All through elementary school the career aptitude tests said I should be a farmer. It only took me forty-some years to believe them. I'm located about fifty miles southeast of Santa Fe off I-25. Come visit when you're in the area. Luzena, where are you?"

Nancy L. Buc, Washington, D.C., was elected a director of Agritope Inc., a NASDAQ small-cap company. Agritope is an agricultural biotechnology company specializing in the development of new varieties of fruits and vegetables.

John R. Marquis received an award for outstanding achievement from the alumni association of the Seidman School of Business at Grand Valley State University. John is a partner with Warner Norcross & Judd in Grand Rapids, Minn., and an adjunct tax professor at the Seidman School.

David S. Page was named the Charles Weston Pickard Professor of Chemistry at Bowdoin College. David joined the faculty in 1974 as an assistant professor and was promoted to associate professor in 1974 and full professor in 1982. An expert on the environmental impact of oil spills in marine environments, he conducts research for both private and government firms.

From the May / June 1998 Issue

John E. Finnerty '68 A.M. was selected by the New Jersey State Bar Association's family law section to receive this year's Saul Tischler Award. The award recognizes John's contributions to the practice of family law in New Jersey. John is a partner in the Paramus law firm Hartman, Winnicki & Finnerty and has been involved in several decisions that have set legal precedents in New Jersey.

Donald Roth is executive director of the St. Louis Symphony. Previously, he was president of the Oregon Symphony in Portland.

From the March / April 1998 Issue

Aileen Thrope Grossberg writes: "After several years as a school librarian in Bloomfield, N.J., I'm moving on to the Levingston school district. My daughter Rebecca graduated from Bates College in June and is spending a year in Aix-en-Provence, France. My daughter Melanee, a RISD grad, has just started working for Disney in California. Marc and I almost had a full house again until fate stepped in and scattered the kids. We have lots of travel in our future."

N. Burgess Record is medical director at the Western Maine Center for Heart Health at Franklin Memorial Hospital and practices general internal medicine in Farmington, Maine. He is cochair of the governor's Summit on Preventing Heart Disease and is an active member of the Maine Secondary Prevention Task Force. Burgess has also served for more than fifteen years on the board of the Maine Cardiovascular Health Council. He and his wife, Sandy, are codirectors of the Franklin Cardiovascular Wellness Program, one of the nation's longest-serving community cardiovascular health programs, founded by Burgess in 1974.



Jun, 2024

David W. Sanderson ’65, of Waterford, Me., formerly of Newburyport, Mass.; Nov. 10, as a result of a logging accident. In Newburyport he was engaged in the management of the New England Trail Riders Association but his career also included work in the world of marketing, cofounding an early software start-up, and as an Oracle database developer. He retired in the early 2000s to Waterford. He was a musician and played the banjo, fiddle, and guitar. He was a self-taught welder, carpenter, mechanic, and stonemason who enjoyed working on the house his ancestors built in the 1860s. He also enjoyed historical research related to the Waterford and surrounding areas and published in journals, newspapers, and magazines. He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law; a granddaughter; a brother and sister-in-law; a niece; and a nephews. 

Jun, 2024

Terence P. Lukens ’65, of Bellevue, Wash.; Jan. 1, of brain cancer. He had a career as a lawyer, a public official, and a mediator. During the time between his two academic institutions, he served four years as an Air Force procurement officer. After graduating from Rutgers Law School, he and his family headed to Seattle, where he worked at the law firm of Kar Tuttle Campbell. He went on to work with the Bellevue Planning Commission, followed by the City Council, and finally to the office of the Bellevue Mayor. In 1999, he was appointed to King County Superior Court. Known for his intellect, wit, and dedication to public service, he attempted a run for the State Supreme Court in 2004, but returned to 12 years as a private mediator before retiring. In his retirement, he enjoyed spending time with his family, volunteering in the community, reading, cheering for the Mariners, and playing golf. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Ann Pierson Lukens ’68; three children; four grandchildren; and a brother and sister-in-law. 

Jun, 2024

William M. Jackson ’65, of Cataumet, Mass.; Oct. 27. He went on to earn a PhD in physical chemistry from UMass Amherst and a successful career in biotechnology followed. He became the founding CEO of Repligen Corp. In retirement, and interested in promoting business development, he was involved with Regional Technology Development Corporation of Cape Cod. He enjoyed retirement on Cape Cod in the home he built, sailing Buzzard’s Bay, woodworking, and serving as an active member of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Falmouth. He is survived by his wife, Jane Benedict Jackson ’66; a son, a son-in-law; and four grandchildren.

Apr, 2024

Nancy Kilpatrick Adelman ’65, of Silver Spring, Md.; Aug. 11. She was an elementary school teacher but spent most of her career working in educational policy research for school systems. Prior to retirement she was a senior research associate with SRI International. She enjoyed reading, playing games, birds, and all things Harry Potter. She is survived by two sons and two granddaughters. 

Apr, 2024

John J. Kelly Jr. ’65, of East Orleans, Mass.; Aug. 18. He graduated from Yale School of Medicine and completed his internal medicine internship and residency at Yale–New Haven Medical Center before serving in the United States Public Health Service. As a physician in the USPHS, he was stationed at the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Native American Reservation and provided medical care to Assiniboine and Sioux tribes for two years. In 1973, he was accepted into the Mayo Clinic neurology residency program and, upon completion, continued at Mayo with a fellowship in clinical and electrodiagnostic neurophysiology, subsequently appointed to the faculty as assistant professor of neurology. In 1981, he became associate professor of neurology and director of the electromyography lab at Tufts New England Medical Center. He became the chair of neurology at George Washington University Medical Center in 1991 and, during his tenure, founded the GWU Neurosciences Institute, the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Clinic, and the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Center. He was chief of the department of neurology and deputy director of Cooper Neurological Institute (N.J.) in 2011. There he founded the Neurological Institute and developed their neuromuscular and stroke programs. He retired from GWUMC as professor emeritus in 2016. His educational legacy continues after his death as he chose to participate in the brain tissue donation program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; two daughters and sons-in-law; five grandchildren; two sisters and brothers-in-law; a brother and sister-in-law; and many nieces and nephews. 

Apr, 2024

Thomas H. Smith ’65, of Norfolk, Va.; Sept. 16, following a brief illness. He is survived by his wife, Elly; a daughter; a son; and five grandchildren.

Apr, 2024

Michael R. Mackensen ’65, of McLean, Va.; Sept. 20. He had a 29-year career with Mobil. His position in the treasurer’s department took him to Asia, Europe, Australia, West Africa, and the Middle East. He was based in New York until 1990, when Mobil’s headquarters moved to Virginia and he directed the corporate foreign exchange operations. He retired in 1996 and purchased a Huntington Learning Center franchise. He established a new operation in Manassas, Va., where he provided SAT preparation and education training for students who needed help in reading, writing, and math. He sold the franchise in mid-2000. He was an active member of Immanuel Presbyterian Church, where he served as treasurer, deputy treasurer, and member of the finance and stewardship committees. He was instrumental in the development and ongoing operation of Chesterbrook Residences in Falls Church, Va. Upon news of his passing, the board created a Michael Mackensen Memorial Fund in his honor. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He is survived by his wife, Kathryn; a sister; a brother; and four nieces and nephews.  


Apr, 2024

Paul F. Hammond ’65, of Fairfield, Conn.; Oct. 1. After Brown, he earned a master’s degree at NYU in international development. He then served three years in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and earned an Army commendation medal. He began his business career at International Paper, then worked at Emery Air Freight before starting his own company, U.S. Trade and Transport, for which he traveled the world selling heavy construction equipment. He later entered market research working for Teeton Group and TRC, where he was an executive vice president and principal shareholder. In retirement, he researched and wrote four novels related to the American Revolution. He was involved in the community and enjoyed water skiing, hiking, traveling, and golf. He is survived by his wife, Paige; two stepchildren and their spouses; five grandchildren; a sister; and many nieces and nephews.  


Nov, 2023

Leonard J. Santopadre ’65, of Highland Village, Tex.; May 1. While at Brown he was the coxswain for the crew team and later served in the Army National Guard, rising to the rank of captain. He had a long career working with Texas Instruments. He enjoyed reading, fixing things, documenting family events through pictures and videos, and collecting things that were yellow. He is survived by his partner, Michele; his mother; a daughter and son-in-law; four grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law; and three nieces and nephews. 


Jun, 2023

John S. Thompson ’65, of Pompton Plains, N.J.; Nov. 5, after a five-year battle with cancer. He had a Navy career that consisted of the responsibility for training, planning, and coordination of submarine senior officers and submarine exercises, for which he received several medals of honor. After retiring from the Navy, he joined Analysis & Technology and later Sonalysts. He is survived by his wife, Annette; two daughters; a son; and six grandchildren.


Jun, 2023

Edward Marecki ’65, of Barrington and Warren, R.I.; Dec. 6. Following graduation, he attended the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business, earning an MBA in marketing. He married and moved to Chicago with his family, working as a salesman for Look magazine. In 1978, he moved to Barrington and worked in advertising in Framingham (Mass.) throughout the 1980s, eventually becoming the vice president of sales at Computerworld. In 1991, he created his own freelance advertising company, Edward P. Marecki and Associates in Providence, and continued working until his passing. During his time at Brown he was captain of the freshman football team and a member of Lambda Chi Alpha. He enjoyed spending his weekends playing golf, duckpin bowling, and attending Brown University football games, as well as going on several family ski trips in Northern New England and summer vacations on Block Island. He is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law and six grandchildren.

Jun, 2023

David Krafchik ’65, of Nanticoke, Pa.; Dec. 20. He began his teaching and football coaching career in Doylestown, eventually returning home to Nanticoke in 1969 to teach math. He earned the reputation as a strict but knowledgeable educator who always required two sharpened pencils on the desk at the start of class. In addition to coaching football, he was active in the local Pennsylvania State Education Association. He enjoyed fishing and football. He is survived by his wife, Molly; his three daughters; two sons-in-law; and three grandchildren.

Jun, 2023

George M. Epple ’65, of Bedford, Mass.; Dec. 24, following a lengthy illness. After receiving his PhD in anthropology from Brandeis University, he taught at Northeastern University and Boston University and did field work in Trinidad, Grenada, and in small scale fisheries on the northeast coast of the United States. He then taught at Rhode Island College, retiring in 2009 with the title of professor emeritus. For 21 years, he was chair of the anthropology-geography department and received the Patrick J. O’ Regan Award for Distinguished Service in 1999. During his tenure, he served on 121 committees. He was an Eagle Scout, a recipient of the Order of the Arrow lifetime achievement award, and served as the senior assistant scoutmaster for Troop 114 in Bedford. He also coached youth baseball, soccer, and basketball, served on the town’s Capital Expenditure Committee, and was active on the Bedford Cultural Council and with Bedford’s Unitarian Universalist church. He was an avid fisherman, lover of classical, reggae, calypso, and rock and roll music, and a model train enthusiast and member of the North Shore and Providence & Worcester Model Railroad Club. He also enjoyed hiking, kayaking, and gardening. He is survived by his wife, Carol Hung Epple ’65; a son and daughter-in-law; three grandchildren; and a brother.

Jun, 2023

Frederick W. Benson ’65, of Wakefield, R.I.; Jan. 3, of pancreatic cancer. He attended Brown and was drafted into the U.S. Army, where he served as a military police officer in Vietnam. After returning home, he graduated from URI and became a commercial fisherman. He purchased his own fishing boat named the Lucky 13 and ran a successful business for many years. He is survived by his wife, Susan; three sons; three grandchildren; four sisters, including Nancy Mari ’71; and brother-in-law Lee T. Mari ’70.

Apr, 2023

Philip F. Salathe ’65, of Indianapolis; Sept. 28, after many years of living with congestive heart failure. Born with a congenital heart condition, he maintained a philosophical, upbeat attitude even in the face of an endless series of health setbacks, as he hadn’t expected to live past his forties. He was an accomplished guitarist and loved independent and foreign films. He is survived by his wife, Diane; six children; seven grandchildren; two brothers; and several nieces
and nephews.

Jan, 2023

Glenn H. Shell ’65, of New York City; June 5. He pursued a career in banking in New York at the Irving Trust Company, in Pennsylvania at the Dauphin Deposit, and in New Jersey at Citizens First National Bank, Valley National Bank, and the Provident. Later, he ran Shell Advisors from New York City, while on the board of Woori Bank America, and chairing SCORE Westchester. He is survived by his wife, Joan; a daughter; son Doug ’91; and three grandchildren.

Jan, 2023

Joel J. Lynn ’65, of Washington, D.C.; July 25. After Brown he joined the U.S. Marines and served in Korea, for which he was awarded the Purple Heart. He spent several years as a stockbroker before changing careers and learning clockmaking. He opened his own clock repair business and retired in 2016. He was an avid cyclist and enjoyed fly-fishing, bird watching, and sailing. He is survived by his wife, JoAnn; a niece; and two nephews.

Oct, 2022

Pamela Badger Rockwell ’65, of Newburyport, Mass.; Feb. 2. She was a self-employed editor and owner of Rockwell Production Services of Newburyport. She is survived by two sisters and brothers-in-law, a brother and sister-in-law, and several nieces and nephews.


Oct, 2022

Daniel R. McWethy ’65, of Harrisville, N.H.; Apr. 1. He owned and operated National Car Rental locations in Brattleboro, Vt., and Keene, N.H., for many years with his brother. He enjoyed traveling and visited 50 countries. Later in life he lived on the road in his RV traveling coast to coast. He is survived by a son, four grandchildren, two stepchildren, three sisters, two brothers.

Oct, 2022

Rebecca H. Knox ’65, of Chelsea, Mass.; Apr. 29, after a long illness. She was an occupational therapist and an avid writer of stories and poetry. Additionally, she was a Nichiren Buddhist who practiced for more than 45 years with the Soka Gakkai. She is survived by a sister, two brothers, and nieces and nephews.

Oct, 2022

John A. Kern ’65, of Burlington, Vt.; May 8, from complications of an abdominal fistula. After Brown, he earned an MBA at Columbia and studied writing at the New School, where he met his wife. In 1989, he and his family moved to Charlotte, Vt. He was a master at managing finances, an avid sailor, and a gifted musician and playwright. His plays, which were short and funny, were produced in Boston, Cape Cod, New Hampshire, and Vermont. For many years he volunteered as a hospice visitor. He cared deeply about protecting this country’s cherished democracy and enjoyed discussing politics and writing letters to the editor. He is survived by his wife, Valerie; a daughter; a daughter-in-law; two grandsons; two brothers; a sister-in-law; and a cousin.

Oct, 2022

Carson L. Fifer Jr. ’65, of Alexandria, Va.; Apr. 21. He was a retired partner of McGuire Woods, formerly Boothe, Pritchard & Dudley. In addition to Brown, he graduated from Virginia Law School and received an MBA from George Washington University. He was a guitar and banjo player and enjoyed playing in bands throughout his life. He also enjoyed playing tennis and golf, fishing, and boating.

Aug, 2022

Robert A. Newton III ’65, of North Reading, Mass.; Feb. 6. He worked in the field of commercial construction sales for many years. He enjoyed playing tennis and spending time on vacation with family in Boothbay Harbor, Me. He is survived by his wife, Julie; two children; a sister and brother-in-law; and four nieces and a nephew.

Jun, 2022

Anna May Chmura Scanlon ’65, of Smithfield, R.I.;, formerly of Milford, Conn.; Nov. 2. She worked in the histology department of Milford Hospital, where she received awards and was recognized for important projects she had worked on. She enjoyed crocheting and gardening. She is survived by her godson and his family and a brother-in-law.

Jun, 2022

Anne Rines ’65, of Falmouth, Me.; Nov. 4. She was an accomplished artist who created glass bead jewelry. She trained golden retrievers and was president of Dancing Paws of Maine and an advisor for the Rines Thompson Fund for the Maine Community Foundation. She is survived by five siblings and their spouses and four nieces and nephews.

Jun, 2022

Allen B. Flanders ’65, of Milton, Chilmark, and Needham, Mass.; Jan. 3. He joined the National Shawmut Bank in Boston while  earning a master’s from Boston University. At Fleet Bank, Shawmut’s successor, he was a vice president and trust officer for many years before retiring. He visited Martha’s Vineyard almost every weekend from May through November and worked on his rental properties. An accomplished pianist, he was substitute organist for several island churches. He is survived by two brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.


Apr, 2022

Thomas H. Pitts ’65, of Lafayette, Calif.; Sept. 20, after a short illness. He went on to earn an MBA from Wharton School of Business and serve in the U.S. Navy. After his time in the military, he began working at Crown Zellerbach Corp., a pulp and paper company based in San Francisco. He remained with the company as it changed ownership several times and ultimately retired as president of Fletcher Challenge Paper in 1997. He was an active member of the Bohemian Club, the Pacific-Union Club and the Montgomery Street Motorcycle Club. He is survived by his wife, Pamela; two children; a sister; and his former wife, Sally Pitts. 


Apr, 2022

Robert “Jock” Jerrett III ’65, of Kensington, Md.; Oct. 18. He worked as a consultant in Massachusetts for many years, then continued in the Washington, D.C., area. Forced to retire because of multiple sclerosis, he became an avid collector of older American and British literary first editions. He also had a large collection of Winslow Homer prints from Harper’s Weekly magazine of the 1860s. While at Brown he sang with the Jabberwocks and graduated Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by his wife, Peggy; two daughters; two granddaughters; a brother; two sisters-in-law; and seven nieces and nephews. 

Oct, 2021

Nan Hoy Shaw ’65, of Alpharetta, Ga.; June 8. She worked professionally in the field of personal development, addictionology, and life coaching for more than 40 years. She was known for her special listening skills and heart-centric approach to personal growth. In 2009 she published How to Get Your Wiggle Back. Along with being a trusted coach and advisor to many through her company, Mattermatics, Inc., she cared deeply about children affected by alcoholism and in 2002 founded a nonprofit organization, The Center for Family Alcohol Awareness and Research (CFAAR), in order to raise parents’ awareness of the effects of their drinking on their children. She was an active tennis player throughout most of her life and also enjoyed gardening, boating, playing bridge, and rescuing dogs. She is survived by three children and their spouses, four grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter. 

Aug, 2021

Richard Baglow ’65, of Metairie, La., formerly of New York City; May 21, 2020. He is survived by his wife, Melanie; three children and their spouses; and 10 grandchildren.

Jun, 2021

Mark I. Tafeen ’65, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Mar. 29, 2020. 

Apr, 2021

John G. Poole ’65, of Stamford, Conn.; Sept. 27. After receiving an MBA degree from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business, he began working with Merrill Lynch in investment banking. His career there took him to Chicago and New York. Later, he and two partners formed Stanwich Partners Inc., an investment firm in Greenwich and then Stamford, Conn. He was a member of Delta Upsilon, the University Club of New York, and Second Congregational Church. He is survived by three children, including son Jessie ’94; five grandchildren; and his brother Donald W. Poole Jr. ’60.

Jan, 2021

Peter H. Laurie ’75 PhD (see ’65).

Jan, 2021

Jane Todd Lynch ’65, of Atlanta; Aug. 13, of corticobasal degeneration. She received her medical degree from the School of Medicine at Tulane University and after completing her pediatric residency and fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta, her career as a pediatric cardiologist took her to Phoenix and then back to Atlanta. She was certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and the sub-board for Pediatric Cardiology, was a fellow of both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Cardiology, and was a member of the American Heart Association and the American Society of Echocardiography. She published several times and authored a chapter in the 1994 book Embryology for Surgeons, presented at medical conferences, and her research appeared in several medical journals, including the International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology and the Journal of Pediatrics. As a lifelong learner, Jane received a master of public health degree from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta in 2007. In Arizona, Jane was on the faculty of the Phoenix Hospital affiliated pediatrics program and was a clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Arizona. She served on the Maricopa County Pediatric Society as the secretary and then president of that organization, served on the board of directors of the American Heart Association, and served on the executive committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Arizona Chapter. In Georgia, Jane was a professor in the department of pediatrics at the Emory University School of Medicine, and also held a clinical appointment as a pediatric cardiologist at the Emory Clinic and then at the Sibley Heart Center in Atlanta. She retired in 2016 and is survived by her husband, Wendell; two sons, including James Todd ’98; and three grandchildren.

Jan, 2021

Raymond P. LeBeau ’65, of Sterling, Va.; Aug. 2, from pneumonia and complications of Alzheimer’s. He worked for 41 years at the David W. Taylor Naval Ship Research and Development Center in Carderock, Md. During his career he led or contributed to numerous projects, ranging from the design of landing craft to cutting-edge programs in logistics and supply and maintenance, as well as serving as an equal employment opportunity counselor. He completed his professional career in 2006 as the F/A-18 Technical Assessment Lead at the Carderock Division of the Naval Surface Warfare Center. At Brown, he was a member of both the football and lacrosse teams. In Sterling, he was actively involved in the community and enjoyed coaching for 20 years. In 1986, the Sterling Youth Soccer honored his enduring commitment with its Award of Excellence, both for his work on the field and in building the organization. He is survived by his wife, Helen; two sons; and a brother.

Jan, 2021

Peter H. Laurie ’65, ’75 PhD, of Gilsum, N.H.; Sept. 13, 2019. He was awarded an Arnold Traveling Fellowship for 1965-66, allowing him to visit Italy and Greece and continue work on a new version of Homer’s Odyssey. He spent a year (1967-68) at the Center for Advanced Medieval Studies in Poitiers, France, studying romance languages, literature, and music. His formal studies concluded with his PhD in comparative literature. He enjoyed teaching and always found opportunities to share his vast knowledge of the classical arts as a Fulbright lecturer in American Letters at the University of Bologna, Italy; as a visiting professor of American literature and culture at the University of Bilkent in Ankara, Turkey; and as a writing teacher at Santa Rosa Junior College, Keene State College, and Franklin Pierce University. He addressed writing symposiums in Europe and America, wrote articles in cultural journalism, and published both original poems and translations of foreign language poets. In 1986, Peter gave a five-lecture series on American classicism at Dartmouth College. He enjoyed building furniture, cooking, playing the piano, and composing. He is survived by his wife, Johanna; a daughter; a son; five grandchildren; a brother and three half siblings.

Nov, 2020

Stephen R. Bond ’65, of London, England; May 29, following complications from heart surgery. He received his law degree from Columbia University and was senior counsel in the London office of Covington & Burling, specializing in international commercial arbitration. Previously, he was cohead of the international arbitration practice group at White & Case LLP. He held several leadership positions with the International Chamber of Commerce, as well as positions with the United States Department of State, including as counselor for legal affairs in the United States mission to the United Nations in Geneva. He received numerous accolades, including recognition as one of the 20 most highly regarded individuals for commercial arbitration by Who’s Who Legal, and the U.S. State Department’s distinguished honors award. He is survived by his wife, Bruna; a daughter and son-in-law; a son and daughter-in-law; four grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law; and two nieces.

Sep, 2020

Victor J. Field ’65, of Ludlow, Mass.; Jan. 25. He worked as a hospital administrator and then was a founding partner of Keystone Commons, an assisted living facility in Ludlow. He enjoyed traveling to Italy and Ireland and was a New York Giants and Boston Red Sox fan. He is survived by two daughters and their spouses, six grandchildren, and a sister.

Jan, 2020

Peter H. Laurie ’65, ’75 PhD, of Gilsum, N.H.; Sept. 13. He was awarded an Arnold Traveling Fellowship from Brown allowing him to visit Italy and Greece and continue his work on a new version of Homer’s Odyssey. He later spent a year in France at the Center for Advanced Medieval Studies, studying romance languages, literature, and music. He was a Fulbright lecturer in American Letters at the University of Bologna, Italy; a visiting professor of American literature and culture at the University of Bilkent in Ankara, Turkey; and a writing teacher at Santa Rosa Junior College (Calif.), Keene State College (N.H.), and Franklin Pierce University (N.H.). He addressed writing symposiums in Europe and America, wrote articles in cultural journalism, and published both original poems and translations of foreign language poets. In 1986 he gave a five-part lecture series on American classicism at Dartmouth College. He enjoyed building custom furniture, cooking, and playing the piano. He is survived by his wife, Johanna; two children; five grandchildren; a brother; and several nieces and nephews.


Nov, 2019

John Freeman ’65, of Toronto, Ontario; Nov. 2, 2018, of cancer. He had a long career in law. He earned a law degree from the University of Toronto Law School and added a master’s of Constitutional Law from Osgoode Hall later in his career. John served on the boards of numerous organizations, including the West Park Healthcare Centre, for which he was president of both the Board and the Foundation. For more than a decade, he was the head of the Brown Club of Toronto, served on the BAA Board of Governors in the 1990s, was an alumni marshal in 1990, and has been an active volunteer interviewing prospective students for many years (at one point he chaired the alumni interview program for all of Canada, Mexico, and South America). In 1995, he received the Alumni Service Award from Brown. He is survived by his wife, Hilary; a daughter and her spouse; son Matt ’95 and his spouse; grandchildren; a brother; and two sisters-in-law.


Jul, 2019

George C. Upper Jr. ’65, of Palm Coast, Fla., formerly of Attleboro, Mass.; Mar. 12. He taught in the Attleboro public school system before going into sales and then advancing to an accounting career, from which he retired. He sang in the choir of St. Mark’s Church in Foxborough, Mass., where he also wrote, directed, and performed in several musicals as fundraisers for the church. He volunteered at The Literacy Center of Attleboro tutoring non-native speakers in English and later in kindergarten classes at Flagler County Schools in Palm Coast, and he volunteered with AARP assisting people with their tax forms. He was a Freemason and grand master of St. Alban’s Lodge in Foxborough. He is survived by his wife, a daughter; a son; a daughter-in-law; a son-in-law; three grandchildren; and a great-grandson.


May, 2019

Kate Alling Worsley Throop ’65, of Cayucos, Calif.; Jan. 12, following a long illness. In the early 1970s she and her family established and managed Papermill Natural Foods, one of the first locations in Marin County to offer organic produce and groceries. She was a founding member of the Environmental Action Committee of West Marin, which presented her with the Peter Behr Memorial Award for Stewardship of the Land in 2001. She was on the religious education staff of four congregations for 15 years. She was a board member, vice president, and secretary of the Liberal Religious Educators Association and served as the Lifespan Religious Education Director of the Pacific Center District of the Unitarian Universalist Association. In Cayucos she was a board member of the Friends of the Cayucos Library and a volunteer at Cayucos Elementary School. She is survived by her husband, Terry; a daughter and son-in-law; two stepsons and their spouses; six grandchildren; a sister; and nieces and nephews.

May, 2019

Steward R. Crane ’65, of Greenville, S.C.; Dec. 21. He was a CPA and partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers. He retired in 1985. He enjoyed playing golf and was a founding member of Highlands Country Club in North Carolina. He is survived by his wife, Joanne; two daughters and their spouses; six grandchildren; and a brother.

Mar, 2019

Allan T. Walsh ’65, of Philadelphia; Oct. 2. After graduate school he pursued a career in real estate development in the Southeastern and Middle Atlantic regions. At Brown, he played goalie on the men’s soccer team and was named first team All-Ivy and All-New England. He was inducted into the Brown Athletic Hall of Fame in 1976. He is survived by a sister and a nephew.


Mar, 2019

Roger B. Hirschland ’65, of Washington, D.C.; Aug. 18, of amyloidosis. At Brown he worked with Dr. J. Louis Giddings at Onion Portage, a major archaeological site in northwest Alaska. After Brown he spent two years in Sierra Leone in the Peace Corps., and upon his return he studied another year at Brown before entering the Navy’s Officer Candidate School in Newport. He was commissioned and deployed to the Mediterranean. He taught for eight years at the Gordon School in East Providence and eventually became vice-headmaster. Later he worked for two years in the newsroom of the Providence Journal and then joined the staff of the National Geographic Society, where he wrote and edited books and the children’s magazine, World, for eight years. For the next 14 years, he wrote and edited geography materials for students and teachers nationwide. He worked for many years on the National Geographic Society’s style committee and served as a guide and lecturer on several National Geographic excursions to Australia, New Zealand, and Europe. He also wrote a book for National Geographic in 1987 titled Animals and Their Babies. Upon retirement from National Geographic he went to work at the headquarters of the Peace Corps as an editor of teaching materials for schools across the country. He continued to edit the series Journeys in Film until the end of his life. He was a collector of model cars, trucks, fire engines, and deer antlers. Additionally, he founded a monthly newsletter for fellow car and truck enthusiasts, Capitol Miniature Auto Collectors Club Journal, and single-handedly wrote and edited most of the articles. He is survived by his wife, Sharon; a sister; a brother, Edward ’70, ’70 AM; and 10 nieces and nephews.


Mar, 2019

Edwin Farnworth ’65 of Pasadena, Calif.; Oct. 21.

Nov, 2018

Harry Roy ’65, ’66 ScM, of Troy, N.Y.; July 12, after a brief illness. He was a professor in the department of biological sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy for 42 years. A choral singer, he performed with Albany Pro Musica, Saint Paul’s Choristers, and Burnt Hills Oratorio Society. He enjoyed opera, the theater, and writing contributor letters and opinion pieces advocating for the environment. He is survived by his wife, Sharon; a son and daughter-in-law; and two sisters, including Jamie Ross ’73.


Nov, 2018

Robert P. Gallagher ’65, of Arlington, Va.; June 21. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a Russian linguist stationed in Berlin. Upon graduation from Brown, he joined the State Department as a Foreign Service officer. After postings in Yugoslavia, South Korea, and West Germany, he transferred to the Department of Commerce, where he was an intelligence director for five secretaries. He was awarded the National Security Agency’s Signals Intelligence Directorate for his service. He was a black belt, a Boy Scout leader, and a volunteer at the local food bank. He is survived by his wife, June; three sons; two daughters-in-law; and four grandchildren.


Sep, 2018

Jane A. Adams ’65, of Pownal, Vt.; Mar. 2. After practicing law in New York City and being a staff attorney for the NYC Commission on Human Rights, she moved to Pownal in 1975. She practiced law in Bennington, Vt., and later rescued four thoroughbreds, cats, and dogs and dubbed her home Funny Farm. She held horse shows that enabled children to become riders and enjoy the horses and farm. She was a member of the Chattertocks.  She is survived by two nieces and a nephew.


Jul, 2018

Robert V. Howland ’65, of San Antonio, Tex.; Feb. 5, after a short illness. He had a career in banking, hospital administration, and higher education administration from 1968 to 1990. From 1990 to 2006 he did tax preparation and was an IRS agent. A devoted baseball fan, he studied baseball statistics and attended games throughout the country, including spring training in Florida and Arizona. He had served in the U.S. Air Force and additionally with the Rhode Island and New York Air National Guard. He volunteered and was active in professional associations. He is survived by his wife, Kristine; two sons; two grandchildren; a brother; a sister-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.


May, 2018

Michael J. Williams ’65, of Rockport, Mass.; Dec. 15. After earning his master’s degree from Salem State University, he taught in the Beverly and Malden (Mass.) school systems until he retired in 2012. He was a member of the First Congregational Church in Rockport and is survived by his wife, Charlene; two daughters; a son; a son-in-law; a granddaughter; a brother; a niece; and a nephew.


May, 2018

Alan J. Segal ’65, of Coral Gables, Fla.; Jan. 12, of cancer. He was a retired ophthalmologist. He worked in the public health service as a general medical officer in Philadelphia and on the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Gallatin in the North Sea before setting up his ophthalmology practice in Coral Gables. He is survived by his wife, Carol; a daughter; a son, Zachary ’96; two grandsons; a sister; and three nephews.


May, 2018

Robert B. Rosen ’65, of Chicago; Jan. 4, from complications following a bone marrow transplant to treat myelofibrosis. He began his career as a real estate broker before joining Bennett & Kahnweiler Associates, where he worked for 15 years. In the early 1980s he moved to Frain Camins & Swartchild in Chicago, where he became president and was instrumental in growing the company before its sale in 1998. He was a member of the Assoc. of Industrial Real Estate Brokers and the Urban Land Institute and sat on the board of the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs and the Sleepy Hollow Condo Board. He enjoyed biking, playing tennis and basketball, and talking politics at the lakeside community of Sleepy Hollow in South Haven, Mich. He is survived by his wife, Ellen; two daughters, including Molly Rosen ’99; a son; four grandchildren; a sister; and two brothers.


May, 2018

Bruce K. Brahe II ’65, of Arlington, Va.; July 1. He was a former CIA Case Officer, a retired FBI Special Agent, and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, in which he was a tank platoon commander. He enjoyed U.S. history, especially of World War II, and big band and swing music. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; two daughters; a son; nine grandchildren; a sister; a brother; and 11 nieces and nephews.


Apr, 2018

Donald C. Harris ’65, of Berlin, Conn.; Oct. 19, after a two-year battle with ALS. He worked for 35 years at Ingersoll Rand’s Torrington and Fafnir divisions in materials management, retiring in 2000. He traveled to all 50 states and 40 countries. He was chairman of both the Berlin wetlands and zoning commissions and a member of the Mayflower Society, the New Britain Museum of American Art, and the New Britain Industrial Museum. He is survived by his wife, Beverly; two sons and their wives; four grandchildren; a brother and his wife; and two nephews.

Feb, 2018

Frank L. Walker Jr. ’65, of Missoula, Mont.; Aug. 19. He was an emergency room physician. During the Vietnam War he served with the Public Health Service as a doctor for the Navajo Nation in Chinle, Ariz. He sought additional training in emergency medicine in Santa Cruz, Calif., and was thereafter recruited by Community Medical Center to open their emergency room in Missoula. He is survived by his wife, Jeanine; seven children; and four grandchildren.

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