— Class of 1969

Jun, 2021

 Joseph P. Woodford ’69, of Fairfax, Va.; Dec. 6. After Brown, he continued his postgraduate studies at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif. During his time serving in the Navy, he was honored with numerous commendations, medals, and ribbons for his meritorious service. He retired in 1996. Following his retirement, he became the senior advisor to the Northern Virginia Association of Rocketry and volunteered in schools. He is survived by his wife, Consuela; three children; two grandchildren; and five siblings.

Apr, 2021

Ronald S. Hutson ’69, of Norton, Mass.; Apr. 28, of COVID-19. His career began at the Providence Journal followed by work at the Call & Post, a weekly in Cleveland. He then covered City Hall for the Cleveland Press before joining the staff of the Boston Globe in 1974 as a general assignment reporter. While working at the Boston Globe, he won a Pulitzer Prize in 1975 as part of the newspaper’s coverage of court-ordered school desegregation. He also edited a series about race issues in Boston that was awarded a Pulitzer in 1984. After leaving the Globe, he worked as an adjunct professor of journalism at Suffolk University in Boston and at a nonprofit agency. He is survived by three daughters, two granddaughters, and two sisters. 

Apr, 2021

Harlan Hurwitz ’69, of River Edge, N.J.; Nov. 11. He had a career in dosimetry and software for cash handling systems. He kept active with a wide range of interests, including cars, languages, travel, and sci-fi novels and films. He is survived by his wife, Susan; three children; and a grandchild.

Jan, 2021

Patricia Tanis Sydney ’69 MAT, of Newtown, Pa.; July 31. She produced her own works of art and taught at Mount Ida Junior College (Mass.), Bucks County Community College (Pa.), and Philadelphia Community College. Additionally, she worked as a curator for the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pa. In 1998, she coauthored The Philadelphia Ten: A Women’s Artist Group, 1917-1945. She served on the board of the Youth Orchestra of Bucks County and enjoyed playing tennis, traveling with her family, and attending classical music concerts. She is survived by her husband, A. David Sydney ’68; three daughters, including Sarah Sydney ’00; five grandchildren; a sister; and two brothers.

Nov, 2020

Margaret Dworkin Northrop ’69, of Barrington, R.I.; June 4, of Alzheimer’s disease. After graduating from Brown, where she was a class president, and the Loyola University School of Law in Chicago, she practiced labor law, first in Chicago and later for the United Nations at its New York City headquarters. In some of the intervening years, she worked as a magistrate in the Connecticut court system. She was fluent in French, which she mastered as an American Field Service exchange student in Paris. She enjoyed traveling, socializing, and spending time by the ocean. She is survived by her husband, Tom; three sons; three grandchildren; and a brother, Peter Dworkin ’74.

Sep, 2020

Stephen Strocker ’69, of Tarzana, Calif.; Dec. 21.

Sep, 2020

Dante E. Boffi Jr. ’69, of Warwick, R.I.; Mar. 29. After earning an MBA from URI, he became a leader in mental health innovations for the Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals. He culminated his career at the Rhode Island Department of Administration and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He is survived by his wife, Suzanne; two children; four grandchildren; a brother; and nieces and nephews.

Apr, 2020

David H. Murray ’69, of Dublin, N.H.; Sept. 28. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; four children; a brother; and nieces and nephews.

Apr, 2020

Jonathan S. Hall ’69, of Kendall Park, N.J.; Oct. 28. He retired in 1989 as a pharmaceutical sales representative with Spex Industries, Edison. He is survived by his husband, William C. Guarini; sister Sheila Hall ’76; and a brother.


Jan, 2020

George W. Muller Jr. ’69, of Crofton, Md.; Sept. 18, of a cardiac arrest. He obtained his master’s degree in English from URI and pursued doctoral studies in English at Indiana Univ. He retired after 30 years of service with the federal government as an information technology professional. He is survived by his wife, Delice Richards; a son; his mother; four siblings; and five nieces and nephews.   


Nov, 2019

Charles S. Carver ’69, of Coral Gables, Fla.; June 22. He had a long career at the University of Miami, where he was a distinguished professor of psychology and director of the adult division of the psychology department. His work spanned the areas of personality psychology, social psychology, health psychology, and more recently experimental psychopathology. His research was supported by the National Science Foundation, the American Cancer Society, the National Cancer Institute, and the National Institute of Mental Health. He served as editor of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology’s section on Personality Processes and Individual Differences for six years and an additional six years as an associate editor of Psychological Review. He was the author of 10 books and more than 400 articles and chapters, and his work was cited numerous times. He is survived by his wife, Youngmee Kim; brother Jeffrey ’71; and several nieces.


Jul, 2019

Stephen Wormith ’69, of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, formerly of Sarnia, Ontario; Mar. 28, after a four-year battle with cancer. At Brown he was a member of both the football and hockey teams and after graduation played for the Montreal Alouettes the year they won the Grey Cup. Following hockey, he received his PhD in psychology from the University of Ottawa and held various positions in the criminal justice system at both the provincial and federal level. He then went on to the University of Saskatchewan, where he was a professor and director of  forensic behavioral science and justice studies. He traveled the world for many years for the Canadian Government helping with bettering the criminal justice system in Canada. He is survived by his wife, Amelita; a daughter; two sons; a sister; and brother Paul ’74.


May, 2019

Douglas H. Ward ’69, of Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; Dec. 30, unexpectedly while hiking. He graduated from Albany Law School in 1973 and went on to become an assistant attorney general in New York focusing on environmental law. In 1995 he founded the environmental legal practice of Young/Sommer LLC. He was an active member of the Saratoga community and served on several boards, including Saratoga PLAN and the Saratoga Rowing Assoc. He was an avid hiker, rower, tandem biker, and backcountry skier. He also built wooden boats and was a tier stone wall builder. He is survived by his wife, Cory; four daughters; five granddaughters; two sisters; and two brothers.

Jan, 2019

Stephen A. Wiener ’69, of West Hartford, Conn.; July 24. Following Brown, he obtained an MBA from Bryant College in 1975 and his Juris Doctorate from UConn Law School in 1979. He practiced law in Connecticut and Massachusetts until his retirement in 2012. He was a member of the Brown men’s soccer team and inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame. He enjoyed spending time with his family and is survived by his wife, Susan; two daughters; a son; a daughter-in-law; a son-in-law; five grandchildren; and his mother.


Jul, 2018

Edward J. Glasband ’69, of Bloomfield, Conn.; Jan. 28. He was an entrepreneur with a career spanning the packaging industry, real estate development, and the promotional products industry, and was a medical manager/consultant. He also taught real estate finance at the Univ. of Hartford. He was a volunteer at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and at Gifts of Love, in Avon, Conn. He enjoyed traveling, saw all seven continents, and visited more than 70 countries. He especially enjoyed safaris.


Apr, 2018

Richard B. Keyworth ’69, of Raleigh, N.C.; Nov. 12. He ran a family general store and did pastoral work at many of the local churches. He enjoyed reading history and spending time with his children. He is survived by his wife, Amy, and three daughters.

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