Obituaries
— Class of 1986

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Jun, 2022

Christine Nelson Eldridge ’86, of Rowley, Mass.; Nov. 27, of cancer. After working for the FBI, she worked at Boston University while earning her MBA. For 27 years she was at Sentinel Benefits & Financial Group as vice president of plan consulting, working until a few weeks before her passing. She enjoyed spending time with family, skiing the peaks of Sunday River, sailing, fishing, and reading. She is survived by her husband, Bill; two sons; her parents; two sisters and brothers-in-law; a niece; and three nephews.

Jun, 2022

David M. Boegehold ’86, of Waltham, Mass.; Jan. 2, 2021. He is survived by three sons; his mother; and three siblings, including sister Alison Hiraga ’86.

Oct, 2021

Anthony O. Stedman ’86, of West Hartford, Conn.; Apr. 7, of lung cancer. He was a major accounts manager at United Training. Being 11 years sober, he was devoted to the AA Program, helping others and attending and leading many meetings in the Greater Hartford area. While at Brown, he was a member of the lacrosse team that won the Ivy League Championship in 1985, ultimately participating in the NCAA Division I finals. He is survived by a son; his father Arthur K. Stedman ’56 and stepmother; a sister; and three nieces.

 

Jun, 2021

David W. Griego ’86, of Providence; Jan. 6. He taught legal math for many years to pre-law students at The Princeton Review and was head of the math department of Squared School Academy of Mathematics in Providence, a school for students gifted in math. A chess prodigy, he won numerous state and national titles in his teens, including New England Co-Champion, ranked third in the U.S. in the 18-and-under category, and was a National Master at age 15. While at Moses Brown School, he led the team to three Rhode Island High School crowns and earned the title of FIDE Master. He was a talented flute player, a member of Mensa and Intertel, and superintendent for the Sunday School of Saints Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Church. He is survived by his parents, a sister, and two nephews.

Apr, 2021

Nicholas M. Edgerton ’86, of Kalamazoo, Mich.; Nov. 16. He was a professional educator who started his career as a teacher and dean of students at the Kildonan School, a boarding school for dyslexic children in Amenia, N.Y. He was a tireless advocate for children and adolescents with learning differences. In 2000, he moved to Williamstown, Mass., where he was appointed head of Pine Cobble School. He moved his family to Kalamazoo in 2010 and continued to pursue opportunities as a school administrator and leader. As an administrator he dedicated himself to knowing each student and their family and was a stickler for grammar, manners, and propriety, and he carried with him an encyclopedia of knowledge. He is survived by daughter Elizabeth “Lily” Edgerton ’21; a son; his father; a brother and sister-in-law, and his former wife, Elizabeth.

Jan, 2021

Richard H. Rapuano ’86, of Ruxton, Md.; June 23, of cardiac arrest. He spent 17 years as a product manager at Black & Decker, moving from developing and launching the cordless product line for DeWalt, to managing key channel relationships with Home Depot and Lowe's, to finally becoming a key executive running the global supply chain. He later moved on to Under Armour, running planning, distribution, and other key logistics. He enjoyed home renovation projects, traveling, and skiing. He is survived by his wife, Lisa; two daughters; a son; his mother, Catherine Durand-Viel Rapuano ’57; three brothers, including Christopher ’82 and David ’90; and several nieces and nephews, including Daniel Rapuano ’17.

Nov, 2020

Amy McCoy Mastin ’86, of Leadville, Colo; Apr. 17, of liver disease. Always an athlete, she ran her first marathon and bicycled from Vancouver to San Diego in 1981. She competed in basketball, cross country, and eventually rowing at Brown, then coached crew for four years at Northeastern. She climbed half of Colorado’s 14ers and ran many marathons and other races, including Pikes Peak, Mosquito Pass, and Steamboat. She chaired Summit Recycling Project, which led to the formation of Cloud City Conservation Center in Leadville. She could always be found cleaning a roadside, tending race aid-stations, and recycling at events. She was proud to help long-term renters and worked hard to assist with housing for those in need. She is survived by her husband, Kevin, and two daughters.

May, 2019

Dawn Clements ’86, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Dec. 4, of breast cancer. She was an artist and educator based out of Brooklyn and represented by Pierogi Gallery. She is known for her large-scale panoramic drawings and paintings using multiple sheets of crinkled paper. In addition to her numerous gallery exhibitions, her work was included in the 2010 Whitney Biennial and is in permanent collections at the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art (NYC), the Tang Museum (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) and the Saatchi Collection (London, England), among other institutions. She taught classes in fine arts at the Rhode Island School of Design, Maryland Institute College of Art, California Institute of the Arts, Brooklyn College, and Princeton University. She received many awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship in Fine Arts in 2012, the Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellowship in 2013, and the Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowship in 2015. She is survived by her mother and three brothers.

Mar, 2019

Carolyn M. Robinson ’86, of Washington, D.C.; Oct. 14, 2017, from pneumonia exacerbated by pulmonary arterial hypertension. She was a programmer analyst at ABT Associates for 21 years. She was known for her pop music knowledge and abiding support for D.C.’s sports teams. She is survived by her spouse, Angela E. Taylor ’87; a son; two brothers; two nieces; and a nephew.

 

May, 2018

Carol Bremer Gamblin ’86, of Houston; Dec. 20, after a long illness. She worked for the Houston Human Health and Services Department before settling down and raising her family. She volunteered at local veterinary clinics and at the Houston Zoo. She is survived by her husband, Philip; two daughters; her mother; a sister; and a brother.

 

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