By Emily Gold Boutilier and Karen Wargo / March / April 2005
August 10th, 2007


Russell T. Burns ’28, of Lakewood, N.J.; Sept. 21. He was a division supervisor in the foreign credit department at Chase National Bank in New York City for forty-one years, retiring in 1970. He is survived by a brother and five sisters.

Robert N. Sanderson ’27, of Abington, Mass.; July 16, 2000.

Lawrence B. Smith ’28, of Boca Raton, Fla.; Oct. 13, 2003. He was a retired dentist.


Ermand L. Watelet ’30, of Warwick, R.I.; Sept. 3. He was director of design in the industrial products division at Brown & Sharpe Manufacturing Co. for forty years, until he retired in 1973. He was chairman of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and was a member of the American Society for Quality Control and the American Gauge Design Committee. A charter member and treasurer of the Apponaug Area Improvement Association and the Apponaug Old Timers Association, he was a member of the Quidnessett Country Club. He was a former member of the Turks Head Club and president of the Greenwood Club. He had also been president of the Brown Club of Rhode Island. A communicant of St. Catherine of Siena Church, he is survived by three sons, including Robert ’54 and David ’68; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a brother.

John M. Bailey ’32, of East Providence, R.I.; Oct. 29. He was an employment counselor for the state of Rhode Island for twenty-five years until he retired in 1992. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he served in the Asiatic Pacific. He was an avid Red Sox fan and is survived by a daughter, a son, three grandchildren, and a brother.

Edmund L. “Skip” Eveleth ’32, of Ozark, Ala.; He worked in aviation, mostly at Pratt & Whitney and Sikorsky. In later years he helped found the Army Aviation Museum at Fort Rucker, Alabama. He also worked on alternate fuel projects for aviation at the Alabama Aviation College. In his 90s he published several books based on his memoirs. His hobbies included sports-car and marine photography. He is survived by two sons, including Link ’58; two grandsons; and four great-grandsons.

Theodore Jaffe ’32, of Bethesda, Md.; Oct. 16, of respiratory failure. He was commissioner of foreign claims during the Kennedy administration, representing the interests of U.S. citizens in claims against the German government and other foreign governments after World War II. He went on to work as an en-tertainment lawyer, representing artists and actors including the Rolling Stones, Quincy Jones, and Sonny and Cher, and serving as vice president of Atlantic Records and Time Warner. He retired from Time Warner in 2000. He helped draft legislation guaranteeing royalties to performers when their music is played on the radio. In 1977 he determined why the United States denied a visa to the Sex Pistols before their first American tour. He later helped arrange Mick Jagger’s fiftieth-birthday visit to the United States. At the start of his career he was president of the Rhode Island Liquor Association, eventually taking over as president of the National Liquor Association. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He endowed three scholarships at Brown for undergraduates in math and sciences. He was a founding member of Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Israel and is survived by a brother.

Daniel R. Gillette ’33, of Pittsburgh; Aug. 13. He was a self-employed confectionary broker from 1927 to 1990. A former president of the Pittsburgh Candy Club and the National Confectionary Salesmen’s Association, he was a member of the National Confectionary Wholesalers Association, which named him a candy ambassador in 1961. He was inducted into the Candy Hall of Fame in 1972. He started his career working as a summer retail salesman for the American Chicle Co., traveling by train from New Jersey to Detroit to sell Black Jack Chewing Gum and Chiclets to as many neighborhood stores as he could reach by foot and streetcar. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1942 to 1946 in the Philippines and in occupied Japan. His hobbies included golfing, fishing, dancing, and cooking. Phi Gamma Delta. He is survived by a son, Daniel, 1734 Theodan Dr., Pittsburgh 15216; and a daughter.

Franklin A. Hurd ’33, of Venice, Fla.; Aug. 10. He owned a real-estate office that specialized in residential sales and appraisals. A longtime member and former president of the Greater Providence Board of Realtors, he was a member and former chairman of the Cranston (R.I.) Board of Tax Assessment Review. In the late 1940s he became the first full-time executive director of the Rhode Island Builders Association. Early in his career he worked at the Telegram and the Gazette in Worcester, Mass., before joining the advertising staff at the Providence Journal. A member of the Barker Playhouse in Providence, he served on its board, was honored for supervising renovations to its green room and upstairs theater, and was treasurer of the Barker Foundation. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the artillery in Europe. He was secretary of his class at Brown for more than sixty years. A member of the Rhode Island Historical Society and the Providence Preservation Society, he chaired the stewardship committee at Woodridge Church. He is survived by his wife, Anne K. Yunevich, two sons, and three grandchildren.

Stewart Johnstone Jr. ’33, of New Port Richey, Fla.; April 14, 2000.

Kuo-Ping Chou ’35, of Kingston, Mich.; Nov. 12, 2000. She was a professor emerita of Chinese language and literature at the Univ. of Wisconsin at Madison. Survivors include a brother, Yung-Hsuan ’54 AM.

Marvyn Carton ’38, of Boca Raton, Fla.; Sept. 7, of complications from pneumonia. An investment banker, he was executive vice president at Allen and Co. for forty-five years, until 1991. He was on the boards of Large Scale Biology and Peak Energy until his death. He worked on many other boards, including at Syntex Corp., Rocket Research, and Resource Acquisition. A trustee emeritus at Brown, he cochaired the Third Century Fund and was a benefactor of the University. He also supported medical centers in California and New York City and a local museum in Florida. He served in the Air Transport Command during World War II in the European and African theaters, as well as in India, Burma, and China. He was a member of the Explorers Club, the University Club, the Trans-Pacific Yacht Club, and the Royal Motor Yacht Club. His hobbies included sailing, world travel, and nautical exploration. He is survived by his wife, Christine, 675 Sanctuary Dr., Boca Raton 33431; two sons, John ’76 and Jeremy ’01; a daughter, Dana ’67; and four grandchildren.

Duncan H. Speel ’39, of Warwick, R.I.; Jan. 30, 2002.


Edward W. Hale ’40, of Rio Rancho, N.Mex.; Jan 10. He was a projects manager at Westinghouse Atomic Power for thirty-two years until he retired in 1981. A captain in the 16th armored division during World War II, he was involved in the liberation of Pilsen; he received a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star and was inducted into the Czech Order of the White Lion for Victory. He was involved in the Boy Scouts and enjoyed writing and publishing community newsletters. He is survived by his wife, Elsie Hurst Hale ’41, 3121 Calle Suenos S.E., Rio Rancho 87124; four children; twelve grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a brother, John ’57.

Penelope Hartland-Thunberg ’40, of Washington, D.C.; Oct. 13.

Douglas Martland ’40 of East Greenwich, R.I.; January 29, 2004. He retired in 1981 as senior vice president at Cranston Print Works, where he had worked more than forty-two years as a chemist, plant superintendent, plant manager, and group vice president of manufacturing. He served as a captain in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. He is survived by his wife, Muriel; four children, including Jean Martland Newsted ’65; son-in-law Peter Newsted ’65; five grandchildren, including Douglas ’01; and three great-grandchildren.

Richard E. Belluche ’41, of Arlington, Mass.; April 10. Survivors include son James ’65.

Alva Pearson Jewett ’41, of McLean, Va.; Sept. 17. She was named “Miss Massachusetts” at the 1939 World’s Fair. At Brown she was an Elisha Benjamin Scholar and Pembroke Scholar. Phi Beta Kappa. She is survived by her husband, Bill ’41, 1911 Kenbar Ct., McLean 22101; a daughter; two grandsons; and three great-grandchildren.

Leonard T. Lubin ’41, of Parma Heights, Ohio; Oct. 25, of cardiopulmonary arrest. He worked at General Electric in Schenectady, N.Y., Chicago, Italy, and Cleveland from 1946 until he retired in 1986. He served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps during World War II. He was a member of Holy Family Church, the Institute of Electrical Engineers, and General Electric Retirees. At GE he was named Wizard of Motor Control and he rode the More Power for America Train. He enjoyed traveling, camping, and photography. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor, 10670 Barrington Blvd., Parma Heights 44130; two sons; a daughter; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers; and a sister.

Joseph F. Lockett Jr. ’42, of Rockport, Mass.; Dec. 20. He was a retired investment banker at Alex Brown and Sons. He began his career at Townsend, Dabney and Tyson, before moving to Dominic and Dominic. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he served aboard the USS Altamahara in the Pacific and the British destroyer HMS Wrangler. He was in Tokyo Bay to witness the signing of the peace accord. He also served during the Korean War in the U.S. Sixth Fleet before retiring as a lieutenant commander. A Brown trustee from 1970 to 1975, he was director and vice president of the Associated Alumni (now the Brown Alumni Association) and was past president of the Brown Club of Boston. He was a strong advocate for Brown sports teams, organizing a golf tournament for many years to benefit the Brown golf program. He was a former member of the Union Club and the Madison Square Garden Club. A member of St. Andrew’s Church in Wellesley, Mass., St. Mary’s Church in Rockport, and the Wellesley Country Club, he is survived by a daughter, Cynthia L. Hooks, and two grandchildren.

Philip H. Merdinyan ’43, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Feb. 26, 2004.

Hope Ballinger Brown ’44, of Warwick, R.I.; Oct. 23. She was a retired registered nurse who specialized in oncology care. She was a member of Woodbury Union Church, Presbyterian. She is survived by two sons and two grandsons.

Earl S. Palmer Jr. ’44, of East Greenwich, R.I.; Oct. 8. He was a foreign-languages teacher at North Kingstown (R.I.) High School for twenty-five years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Philippines, and was a member of the Disabled American Veterans. He was active in the Masons and was a member of East Greenwich United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Maxine, a daughter, three sons, ten grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and a brother.

Charles W. Briggs Jr. ’45, of Providence; Oct. 19. A lifelong tennis enthusiast, he was a ranked player in New England since 1955. He was a member of the Rhode Island Country Club and past treasurer of the New England Lawn Tennis Association. He was an organizer of Little League tennis in New England and was a member of both the Moses Brown and Brown athletic halls of fame. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the Sons of the American Revolution. Zeta Psi. He is survived by his wife, Diane, three sons, a daughter, and four grandchildren.

David G. Coogan ’45, of Boonton, N.J.; Jan. 15. A retired bond specialist, he was a pilot in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and the Korean War. Phi Gamma Delta. He is survived by his wife, Mary Keating Coogan ’47, three daughters, a son, ten grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.

Jane Sickels Howison ’45, of Falmouth, Maine; Nov. 12. A longtime volunteer at Falmouth Memorial Library, she served as treasurer of its board. She earlier worked at the Galley Restaurant at Handy Boat Service, where her husband was part-owner. She had also been a bookkeeper for her brother-in-law’s insurance agency and worked briefly for the Department of Labor in Boston. She enjoyed reading, sailing, gardening, and knitting.

Kenneth A. Parmelee ’45, of Boca Raton, Fla.; Oct. 30. A radiologist, he was a founding doctor of the Boca Raton Community Hospital. He retired as a captain in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his wife, Charity, three sons, and a granddaughter.

William B. Briggs ’46, of Greensboro, N.C.; Sept. 8. He was a chemical engineer and plant manager at Gloucester Co. in Franklin, Mass., where he reformulated the firm’s Phenoseal caulking compound. He previously worked at the Bryant Chemical Co. in Quincy, Mass., and with Beatrice Foods in Charlestown, Mass. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard an aircraft carrier in the Far East and Australia, then served as a pilot in the U.S. Naval Reserve from 1943 to 1955. An avid golfer, he was a member of Foxborough (Mass.) Country Club for many years and was past president of the Foxboro Lions Club. He served on the Foxboro Zoning Board of Appeals in the 1970s. He is survived by a son, two stepsons, and a brother.

Melvin S. Frank ’46, of Jupiter, Fla., and Providence; Sept. 27. He retired as an executive at Union Paper Co. in Providence. He and his wife cochaired the Rhode Island Israel Bonds Drive. He served as a trustee of Miriam Hospital and on the board of the Jewish Federations of Rhode Island and Palm Beach, Fla. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of Temple Emanu-El and Temple Beth-El, as well as the Ledgemont Country Club. A member of Admiral’s Cove in Jupiter, he chaired its federation drive and was a member of the Aurora Civic Association. He is survived by his wife, Eleanore, two daughters, a son, twelve grandchildren, a great-grandchild, and a brother.

Barbara Chase Mallett ’46, of Venice, Fla.; Sept. 12, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. She was a teacher’s assistant in Boxford, Mass., and in Atkinson, N.H. She enjoyed swimming, traveling, and playing tennis and bridge. She volunteered at the Concord Hospital gift shop. She is survived by a son, a daughter, and four grandchildren.

Joseph J. Westerfield ’47, of Keansburg, N.J.; Sept. 27, of stroke. He was senior engineer at Western Electric in Newark, N.J., and New York City for thirty years, retiring in 1982. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. His hobbies including golfing, building model planes, canoeing, and making golf clubs. He is survived by a son, Joseph Jr., 817 West End Ave., New York City 10025; two daughters; two granddaughters; and three brothers.

Allen B. Helfrich ’47, of North Wales, Pa.; Jan. 28, 2003.

Howard G. Wilbur Jr. ’47, of St. Petersburg, Fla.; April 26.

Joseph L. Kovarik ’48, of Englewood, Colo.; Jan 31, 2002. He was a thoracic and general surgeon.

Arthur N. Green ’49, of Wilmington, Del.; Oct. 16. He worked for ICI Americas and its predecessor, Atlas Chemical Industries, for thirty-six years until he retired in 1988. He held senior managerial and leadership positions in the United States and abroad, and was past president of the Atlas Globe Club. He served in the U.S. Army Reserve from 1954 to 1959. For many years he chaired the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America in Northern Delaware. He was founder and president of the Brown Club of Delaware, receiving an Alumni Service Award in 1991. He volunteered for Read Aloud Delaware, the Delaware Association for the Blind, the Astra-Zeneca Ambassador Program, and Meals on Wheels. A charter member of the Wilmington Ski Club, he performed with many local theater groups. He was president of the U.S. Tennis Association’s Delaware District and vice president of its Middle States Section. He was a member of the Academy of Lifelong Learning. He is survived by a daughter, Leslie Green Shapiro; a sister; a brother; and a longtime friend, Glenda.


Alan P. Carpenter Sr. ’50, of Sudbury, Mass.; Nov. 15. He retired in 1992 from the school division of Houghton Mifflin Publishing Co. He previously worked for Parker Brothers & Co. and Redstone Theatres of Salem, Mass. He was an officer in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and was a reserve officer until 1973, when he retired with the rank of commander. He volunteered with Sudbury Senior Citizens, F.I.S.H., Meals on Wheels, and the American Cancer Society. He is survived by three sons and six grandchildren.

Richard A. Mac Kenna ’50, of Exeter, N.H.; Nov. 23. He worked for International Silver Co. for thirty years. He also worked for Maryland Insurance Co. Sigma Nu. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn.

Charles A. Phipps ’50, of Claremont, Calif.; Jan. 20, 2004. Survivors include his wife, Betty Maass Phipps ’51.

John J. Sullivan Jr. ’50, of Danbury, Conn.; Oct. 22, after a battle with cancer. He was an insurance underwriter at New York Life Insurance Co. for forty years. He was the first underwriter in Danbury to receive C.L.U. certification from the American College of Life Underwriters. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was president of the Danbury Life Underwriters Association, chairman of the Human Rights Commission, and chairman of the Danbury Redevelopment Agency. He was on the board of the M.C.C.A. of Danbury and was a member of the Catholic War Veterans. He served as a lector for many years at St. Joseph’s Church and St. Gregory the Great Church. An avid golfer and tennis player, he is survived his wife, Margaret, four sons, two daughters, four granddaughters, and two great-grandchildren.

Alistair A. Duncan ’51, of Hudson, Mass.; April 6.

William L. Hayes ’51, of Issaquah, Wash.; Nov. 4, of respiratory failure. He worked in real estate with his son. Along with his first wife and a partner, he invented Play-Doh using a variation of wallpaper cleaner but was not credited with the invention. He went on to work as a sales representative for the toy manufacturer Mattel, introducing the Barbie doll to the Pacific Northwest, before starting his own company, Funmate. He also started a company importing mountain bikes. Earlier in his career he worked for a salmon-packing company. A baseball player at Brown, after graduating he signed with the Yankees baseball organization, but instead went to serve in the Korean War, first with the CIA and then with the U.S. Navy as an intelligence officer in the South China Sea, where he supervised pilots and photographers on reconnaissance missions. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis, a son, two daughters, two stepdaughters, and three grandchildren.

Charles G. Newell ’51, of Avon, Conn., and Alton, N.H.; Oct. 13. He was founder and owner of CGN Insurance. He and his wife also owned M-K Realty Inc. He served for two years in the U.S. Army as a special agent in the Counterintelligence Corps. He was past president of the Hartford Civitan Club, past president and board member of Channel 3 Kids Camp, and a former member of the Farmington Rotary Club. He enjoyed dancing, traveling, and riding his motorcycle. He is survived by his wife, Mary-Kaye, three daughters, a son, eleven grandchildren, and two sisters.

George S. Parker II ’51, of Marco, Fla.; Nov. 4, unexpectedly. He was CEO of Caxambas Associates of Marco and Janesville, Fla., until his death. He was previously president and CEO of Parker Pen Co., which he joined while still an undergraduate. He also served as chairman of Manpower, Inc. A trustee emeritus of Brown, he served on the board of the John Carter Brown Library, which published his book The Mapping of the Great Lakes in 1989, and endowed chairs in the economics department and the Center for Old World Archaeology and Art. He received an honorary degree from Brown in 1986. He was also chairman of the board of fellows of Beloit College and was a fellow of Lake Forest Academy. He was former board chairman of BANCWIS Corp., and director of the Bank of Janesville. He was a member of the council advising the Elvehjem Museum of Art in Madison, Wis. He was a member of the Archaeological Association of America and the National Institute of Maritime Archaeology. He was chairman and CEO of the Janesville Foundation for more than fifty years. He was former president of the Marco Island Taxpayers Association. He was cochairman of the Save Our Everglades initiative and served as chairman of the Cancer Fund drive. He was chairman of the Republican Party of Wisconsin from 1974 until 1976, and was a member of the Republican National Committee and Republican National Finance Committee. He was a former director of the Wisconsin History Foundation, a member of the Council of Associates of the Wisconsin Foundation of Independent Colleges, and director emeritus of the Wisconsin Academy Foundation, where he also served as director and president. His interests included early American portrait painting, American decorative arts, ancient history, maps, and prints. Psi Upsilon. He is survived by a son, George III ’75; three daughters; nine grandchildren, including Alexander ’04; a sister; and a brother, Thomas Mouat Jeffris ’66.

Robert W. Randall ’51, of Cleveland; Oct. 26. He taught Latin American history at Western Reserve Univ. from 1964 to 1971. He also taught at the Univ. of the Americas in Mexico City and at the Univ. of Kentucky. He was a Fulbright professor of history in Mendoza, Argentina, and was a visiting professor of history at Hebrew Univ. He also managed the budget for Latin American cultural and political events at the Pan American Union in New York City and Washington, D.C. He wrote two books on Mexico. A bird-watcher, he enjoyed reading, writing, and traveling. He served in the Merchant Service during World War II. He is survived by his wife, Jo Anne, a son, a daughter, and a sister.

Roland E. Reed ’51, of North Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Oct. 17. He worked at Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Co. for thirty-two years before retiring in 1984. He was a member of the Windsor (Conn.) Citivan and Millbrook Golf Association. He was an active member of the Bay Tree Country Club, was a life member of the Bay Tree Men’s Golf Association, and served on the board of the Ashworth Homeowners’ Association. Kappa Sigma. He is survived by a son, two daughters, two grandchildren, and a brother.

Herbert J. Solomon ’51, of Orlando, Fla.; Sept. 29. He was a real-estate salesman and a member of the Congregation of Liberal Judaism. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He is survived by his wife, June, a daughter, a son, ten grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

Alfred E. Vaas ’51, of Middletown, R.I.; Nov. 10. He was a mathematician at the Naval Underwater Station for thirty-four years. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he served as a radio operator at the Battle of the Bulge. He repaired Volkswagen Beetles and VCRs, and researched his genealogy back to his ancestors in Germany. He is survived by his wife, Jean, two sons, two daughters, two granddaughters, and three sisters.

Cameron H. Matson ’52, of York, Pa.; April 17, 2002. He retired as director of building and grounds for the York school district.

J. Robert Wahlberg Jr. ’52, of South Kingstown, R.I.; Nov. 23. An engineer, he was a building-construction consultant, commissioner of the Rhode Island Fire Safety Code Board of Appeal and Review, and vice president and director of Bowerman Brothers, Inc. He was a national director of the Associated General Contractors Building Code Coordination Committee and served on its legislative action committee. He was also a member of the Construction Industry Coalition, the American Association of Cost Engineers, and several local committees. He was former chairman of the Rhode Island State Building Code Standards Committee and vice chairman of the state’s Rehabilitation Code Study Commission. He was former board president of Vocational Resources Inc. A U.S. Army veteran, he served in the 15th Army Air Forces after World War II, and later served for five years in the U.S. Naval Reserve. At Brown he was a member of the hockey team. A life member and past president of the Brown Hockey Association, he was a member of the Faculty Club. He was a former incorporator of Citizens Bank, a former director at the Kenney Manufacturing Co., and a member of the Rhode Island Arbitration Association. He was active with the Cranston League for Cranston’s Future and was a Pee Wee hockey coach. An avid golfer, he was a former member of Warwick Country Club and a past president of the Point Judith Country Club. He was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne; two sons, including J. Robert III ’77; a daughter; six grandchildren; and a sister.

Laurence F. White ’52, of Andover, Mass.; Sept. 23. He was a financial analyst at Dun & Bradstreet in the Boston and New Hampshire offices for thirty-five years. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of American Legion Post 8 and St. Augustine’s Church in Andover. He is survived by his wife, Mary, 8 Apollo Cir., Andover 01810; two sons; two daughters; seven grandchildren; and a brother.

Chester A. Crosby Jr. ’53, of Topsham, Vt.; Oct. 11. He owned and operated a dairy farm. He grew up working in his family’s boatyard, Chester A. Crosby & Sons, and later helped run the business. He also owned Crosby Maritime, a dock-building and dredging business, and Crosby Tugboat. He captained tugboats operating in the Cape Cod Canal and elsewhere in southeastern Massachusetts. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard aboard the White Sage. He was past harbormaster for the town of Barnstable, Mass., and served on the town’s Waterways Committee. He is survived by a daughter, two sons, and six grandchildren.

Frank M. DeFilippes ’53, of Bethesda, Md.; Oct. 7, suddenly. He was a scientist at the National Institutes of Health. He is survived by his wife, Mary, a daughter, a son, and a grandson.

George H. Pollard II ’53, of Bath, Maine; Nov. 9, of cancer. He was the retired owner and operator of the Fairhaven Inn in Bath. He served aboard the USS Sea Lion and Tigrone during the Korean War. He was on the Bath Planning Board and the initial committee for Bath Comprehensive Planning. At Brown he was president of Beta Theta Pi and was a member of the Brown Key and the crew team. He is survived by his wife, Sallie, 111 Bedford St., Bath 04530; two sons; a daughter; four grandchildren; and a sister.

Barry A. Witchell ’53, of New York City; Oct. 9. He is survived by his wife, Ellen, a son, two daughters, a stepdaughter, three granddaughters, and a sister.

Willbur N. Curtis Jr. ’54, of Pawtucket, R.I.; Oct. 16. He was vice president and secretary of Providence Mutual Fire Insurance Co. in Warwick, R.I., for thirty-three years, retiring in 1995. He was previously a pitcher in a semiprofessional baseball league. He was active in the Masons. A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, he enjoyed traveling and is survived by his wife, Dorothy, three daughters, two stepdaughters, a stepson, nine grandchildren, and a great-grandson.

Serafino J. Fusco ’54, of Wilbraham, Mass.; Oct. 20. He owned National Fiber, Inc., until 1997, when he sold the business and retired. He previously worked for Exxon in New Jersey and New York, and for General Electric in Pittsfield, Mass. He also worked at National Environmental Instruments, National Mine Service, and Merck and Co. He was former treasurer and scholarship-committee chairman of the Hampden-Wilbraham Rotary Club. He was a communicant of St. Cecilia’s Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Country Club of Wilbraham. He is survived by his wife, Shirley-Ann; two daughters, including Carol Fusco Kressen ’86; five grandchildren; and a sister.

Mollyann “Mickey” Keat Kay ’54, of Silver Spring, Md.; Dec. 12, after a brief illness. She was a research assistant in paleontology at Harvard, a science teacher at the Agnes Irwin School, and an employee in personnel placement and other administrative positions. Active in the community, she is survived by three children; two grandchildren; a brother, James ’51; and her former husband, R. E. Kay ’53.

Harold G. Kenyon Jr. ’54, of Warwick, R.I.; Aug. 20. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War. He loved animals and nature and is survived by several cousins.

Jerry K. Lasley ’55, of Punta Gorda, Fla., Sept. 16. He owned and operated a financial consulting firm, Business & Tax Services of Norwalk, Conn., providing services to more than 100 small businesses, until he retired in 1995. He previously worked in the financial field with General Electric, Winchester Arms, and Perkin Elmer Corp., and was corporate controller of National Starch & Chemical and Amerace Corp. After retiring, he and his wife moved aboard their forty-eight-foot motor yacht, the Lady Blue, and cruised throughout the waters of the United States, Canada, and the Bahamas for more than 26,000 miles. He served as president of the Norwalk Seaport Association and treasurer of the Maritime Center of Norwalk. He was a former member of Milford Yacht Club and Shore and Country Club. In Florida he was treasurer of the Emerald Pointe Condominium Association for six years and was active in the Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club. A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, he is survived by his wife, Joan, 25188 Marion Ave., #V-19, Punta Gorda 33950; a son; a daughter; four grandchildren; and two brothers.

Leslie Hubbell Popp ’56, of Chelmsford, Mass.; Nov. 9, unexpectedly. She was an art teacher for eleven years at Groton (Mass.) Country Day School. She was previously a substitute teacher in the Chelmsford public schools and an employee of the San Antonio public schools. She was a former Sunday school teacher at All Saints Episcopal Church. An avid golfer at the Nashua Country Club, she enjoyed gardening and art. She is survived by her husband, Robert, four children, nine grandchildren, and a brother.

Peter A. Cluthe ’58, of Houston; April 6.

Thomas N. Crater ’59, of Yeadon, Pa.; Oct. 24, of coronary heart disease. He was fashion director at John Wanamaker during the 1970s, selecting the clothing and accessories that the high-end store carried each season. He was known for his seasonal fashion shows at the Academy of Music and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He later worked for Nan Duskin from 1980 to 1985 and as a fashion consultant for several years. He began his career as a fashion merchandiser at the former Joseph Horne Co. He is survived by a brother.

Donald M. Jacobs ’59, of Needham, Mass.; July 25, after a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease. He was a professor of history at Northeastern Univ. for twenty-seven years and directed the department’s graduate program for many years. He taught African American history since the mid-1960s, long before it was popular. He was also known for co-teaching a popular course on Boston history. An avid Red Sox fan, he made the 1967 Red Sox baseball season an important segment of the course. He served in the Faculty Senate and received Northeastern’s Excellence in Teaching award. His published works include Courage and Conscience: Black and White Abolitionists in BostonandIndex to the American Slave: Antebellum Black Newspapers. He coauthored The Search for Missing Friends: Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot and America’s Testing Time, 1848–1877. A member of Temple Beth Shalom, he was president of its Brotherhood, school committee chairman, and vice president of the congregation. He enjoyed theater, writing, and playing Scrabble. He is survived by his wife, Ellie, 822 Central Ave., Needham 02492; and a son.


Trowbridge Callaway III ’60, of Ocean Ridge, Fla.; Oct. 30, suddenly. He was former chairman and CEO of U.S. Trust Co. of Florida. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis, a son, two daughters, two brothers, and three granddaughters.

David S. Cranston ’63, of North Kingstown, R.I.; Nov. 12. He operated Cranston-Murphy Funeral Home of Wickford, R.I., formerly Cranston’s of Wickford Funeral Home Inc. He began his career with his father and brother, operating the George C. Cranston Funeral Home. He was a member of the Rhode Island and national funeral directors associations. He served as president of the North Kingstown Rotary. He was awarded the organization’s highest honor, the Paul Harris Fellowship, and was active for many years in Rotary charities. He was also a Mason, a member of the North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce, and a Rhode Island National Guard veteran. He was a communicant of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, where he served on the vestry, taught Sunday school, and was a former choir director and member. He was also a charter member of the North Kingstown Community Choir and a member of the Wickford Club. He is survived by his wife, Patricia, a daughter, a son, four grandchildren, and two sisters.

Robert J. Hurley Jr. ’63, of Asheville, N.C.; Sept. 25, unexpectedly. He worked in administrative positions at Time Insurance Co. in Milwaukee, Zurich-American Insurance in Chicago, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield in Chicago. He also held positions at Hilton Head Inn, the Homestead, and Kiawah Island Resort, and worked in retail sales at Belk Department Store in Asheville. He was a member of the 32nd Division, Wisconsin Army National Guard, from 1963 to 1969. He is survived by a close friend, Cathy Gregory, and a brother.


L. Bernhard Olbrich Jr. ’70, of Munich, Germany; June 4. He managed a team of professional translators across Central Europe. In November 2003 he was inducted into the Litchfield, Conn., Sports Hall of Fame. At Brown he played varsity soccer and served for two seasons as kicker for the varsity football team. Phi Kappa Psi. He is survived by his wife, Claudia, and a sister.

Patricia A. Taylor-Irvin ’74, of Washington, D.C.; Nov. 12, of complications related to lymphoma and leukemia. She was a special-education teacher in Fairfax County, Va., public schools and had also taught in Virginia Beach public schools. She enjoyed photography, reading, and writing. She is survived by her husband, Eugene ’72, a son, a daughter, and two grandsons.

George G. Woody III ’74, of Atlanta, Ga.; Oct. 14, of cancer. He was vice president for community development at Coca-Cola Enterprises’ Eastern group. He joined Coca-Cola in 1985, serving over the years as vice president responsible for New York City, Long Island, southern Connecticut, and parts of Upstate New York; vice president and general manager of the Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of North Texas; and vice president of marketing at the company’s Houston food division. He began his marketing career at General Foods and American Home Products. He received the Trailblazers Award from Elite News in Dallas and a community service award from KKDA-FM. He was an elder at Concord Missionary Baptist Church in Dallas. He was on the boards of the Apollo Theater Foundation in New York City and the 100 Black Men of New York and Atlanta. He is survived by his wife, Michelle, 510 Semira St., Atlanta 30331; a son; two daughters; his father, George Jr.; and two sisters.

Maureen E. Nolan ’76, of Los Angeles; Aug. 30, of cancer. After a career in film editing, she earned certification as a paralegal. She is survived by her parents, Donald ’49 and Joanne, and a sister.


Andrew W. Baldwin ’85, of Gaithersburg, Md.; Nov. 5, after being struck by a car while on a walk with his family. He was a software engineer manager at Lockheed Martin Corp. He previously worked at Loral Corp. and IBM. He enjoyed scuba diving, traveling, and doing electrical and building projects around the home. He is survived by his wife, Michelle; his parents, Pauline and William; and a sister.


Gregory L. Shadid ’93, of San Francisco; Oct. 8. He was an associate with Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison in San Francisco until 2003, when he established a private law practice. He had also taught English in Lebanon. He played football and rugby and spoke multiple languages. Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by his parents, Dr. and Mrs. Edward A. Shadid, three brothers, and a sister.


Lawrence W. Rubida ’04, of Arlington, Va.; Jan. 29, of Ewing’s sarcoma. A concentrator in political science and psychology, he was diagnosed with cancer in the spring of 2003 (see “Third and Long,” January/February). He was offensive left tackle for the Brown football team and was named a second-team all-Ivy player his sophomore year. He served as tri-captain of the team last year. A summer intern in 2001 for U.S. Rep. Ken Calvert, a California Republican, he interned in the law firm of Edwards & Angell in Providence in 2003. He is survived by his parents, Kirk and Sara, and a sister.


Elizabeth Dean Frederick ’32 AM, of Fort Belvoir, Va.; Aug. 1, of congestive heart failure. For forty years she was the buyer of greeting cards and toys for several shops in Providence. She was honored with a plaque at The Fairfax, the retirement community in which she lived, for her volunteer work in the gift shop. She is survived by three sons, including Dean ’61 and Glennard ’59, eleven grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren.

Leona F. Malick ’38 ScM, of Johnson City, N.Y.; Nov. 29, of renal failure. She was a chemistry teacher in the Binghamton (N.Y.) City Schools for twenty-seven years until she retired in 1972. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting. She is survived by a sister, Helen M. Wheaton.

William J. Jacober ’42 PhD, of Aiken, S.C.; Sept. 1. He worked for E.I. Dupont from 1942 until he retired in 1983. A communicant of St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, he was former president of the PTA at its school. He enjoyed boating and had been active with the Boy Scouts and the U.S. Power Squadron. He is survived by a son, two daughters, eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Gareth W. Dunleavy ’49 AM, of Exeter, N.H.; Nov. 3, from complications of a chronic illness. A specialist in Old and Middle English and Irish studies, he was professor emeritus of English and comparative literature at the Univ. of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. He served as chair of the English department and associate dean of the graduate school. He was the author of several books, including Colum’s Other Island: The Irish at Lindisfarne (1960), Douglas Hyde (1974), and Douglas Hyde: A Maker of Modern Ireland (1991), a biography written with his second wife. He previously worked at Bradley Univ. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship and Camargo Foundation Fellowship, and was a Jonas G. Clark Fellow at Clark Univ. He served with the 45th Infantry Division Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop during World War II, receiving a Purple Heart after seeing action in Anzio, Italy. In retirement, he was a member of St. Botolph’s Club in Boston and the Athenaeum in Portsmouth, N.H. He compiled a collection of rare editions of early manuscripts and donated it to the Univ. of New Hampshire. He was developing another collection of first editions, the Janet E. Dunleavy Collection of Great Women Writers. He was a guest lecturer at the Univ. of New Hampshire and was on the executive board of the school’s Friends of the Library. In his retirement community he organized and taught classes on English and Irish writers. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, he was elected a fellow of the organization in 1997. He is survived by two daughters, a son, and six grandchildren.

John H. Hancock ’50 ScM, of Charlottesville, Va.; Oct. 14, after a long illness. He retired in 1975 from the Naval Research Laboratory, which he joined in 1951 as a mathematician and computer programmer. After retiring he was a part-time consultant and tutor. Earlier in his career he was a mathematician at the National Bureau of Standards. He also taught high school and was an editorial assistant at the Commonwealth, a magazine published by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater and rose to the rank of lieutenant. He was a member of several professional organizations and was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church. Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi. He is survived by his wife, Mary.

Sidney A. Cohn ’51 PhD, of Memphis; Nov. 19. He was a professor of anatomy and histology at the Univ. of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences for thirty-five years, retiring in 1985. He was featured in the BAM in the 1980s for his research on the physiologic development of root structures of teeth. He was a member of the Association of Dental Research, the American Association of Anatomists, Omicron, Kappa Upsilon, and the Anatomy Construction Committee of the National Board of Dental Examiners. A U.S. Army Air Forces veteran of World War II, he flew supply missions over the Himalayas. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, a daughter, and five grandchildren.

George C. Krueger ’51 PhD, of Cambridge, Maine; Sept. 26. He taught for forty-seven years at the Univ. of Maine at Orono. His professional interests included optics and atmospheric physics. He spent the summers from 1960 to 1963 as chief scientist for a U.S. Army Signal Corps project at Baxter State Park in Maine, studying fluctuations in the earth’s magnetic field. From 1965 to 1966 he was deputy chief scientist at Kirkland Air Force Base. He was a member of the American Physical Society, the Experimental Aircraft Association, the Optical Society of America, and Sigma Xi. He was a founding member of the student chapter of Sigma Pi Sigma and was an airplane pilot. He is survived by his wife, Ann, a daughter, a son, four grandchildren, two brothers, and two sisters.

Robert A. Stowe ’53 PhD, Cross Village, Mich.; Sept. 9. He retired from Dow Chemical as an associate scientist in research and development after thirty-six years. He received more than forty U.S. and foreign patents. As a young tennis player, he and a partner won the 1941 State High School Class-A Doubles Tournament. He is survived by three sons, a daughter, two grandchildren, a great-granddaughter, and a brother.

Nick P. Fofonoff ’55 PhD, of Falmouth, Mass.; Dec. 17, 2003. Survivors include son Timothy ’78.

Laurence T. Plante ’55 PhD, of Stockton Springs, Maine; Nov. 15. He was a research associate at Intesco Labs until he retired in 1985. He was previously a principal investigator for the National Cancer Institute, a research biologist at UC San Diego, and a research associate in pharmacology and biochemistry at Tufts Univ. He was a visiting professor of biochemistry and pharmacology at Tufts from 1974 to 1976. He published more than twenty-five papers during his career. He spoke fluent German and French. An accomplished instrument builder and musician, he built and played Italian harpsichords, Italian virginals, and fretted clavichords. He was also a painter and enjoyed reading, listening to classical music, and watching the New England Patriots. He is survived by three brothers and three sisters.

Paul Slepian ’56 PhD, of Baltimore; May 31, 2002.

Willard F. King ’57 PhD, of Princeton, N.J., Nov. 8, after a period of declining health. She chaired the Spanish department at Bryn Mawr College for twenty years and served as secretary to the faculty. She had also been the Marshall Professor of Hispanic Studies there. A prolific scholar of Spanish literature, specializing in seventeenth-century writings, she wrote the definitive study of the life and works of Spanish playwright Juan Ruiz De Alarcón. In addition to numerous scholarly articles, she published translations of Americo Castro’s The Spaniards and Lope De Vega’s The Knight of Olmedo. After retiring she served as resident director at the International Institute in Madrid. She earlier worked in the Office of Population Research at Princeton and at the Institute for Advanced Study as personal secretary and research assistant to the late art historian Erwin Panofsky. Phi Beta Kappa. She is survived by her husband, Edmund.

George P. Flynn ’62 PhD, of Somerville, Mass.; Aug. 29. He was a specialty proofreader and copy editor at Cambridge Prepress Services in Everett, Mass., for the past twenty years. He was fluent in seven languages. Early in his career he was a researcher at Brown and MIT. He coauthored the textbooks Physical Chemistry and Problems for General and Environmental Chemistry. A science fiction buff, he was a member and former officer of the New England Science Fiction Association of Somerville and the MIT Science Fiction Society. He was a lifelong collector of stamps and science fiction books and magazines. While in elementary school he appeared on Rhode Island radio stations to discuss stamp collecting. He was valedictorian of his class at Warren (R.I.) High School and of his undergraduate class at Providence College. He is survived by two brothers.

Douglas V. Shaw ’67 MAT, of Kent, Ohio; Sept. 29. He taught at the Univ. of Akron in the urban studies department. He served for several years on the Kent planning and environmental commissions. He enjoyed classical and country music and bicycle riding. He is survived by his wife, Virginia, a son, a daughter, and a sister.

George Rattner ’88 AM, of Great Neck, N.Y.; Dec. 15; of pulmonary fibrosis. He was head of Paragon Paint and Varnish Corp. of Long Island City, New York, for nearly forty years. He also wrote nine plays produced at Off-Broadway theaters in New York City and elsewhere, including The Last Sortie, Of Blessed Memory, and Tender Offer. During World War II he was a navigator on a B-17 and received the Distinguished Flying Cross. He is survived by two sons, including Steven ’74, a daughter, and seven grandchildren.

James J. Wronoski ’94 MFA, of Huntingdon Valley, Pa.; Aug. 7, after a nine-year struggle with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. A civil engineer and an author, he wrote the 1996 novel Knaves in Boyland, as well as two collections of short stories, The Thaw and Anniversary Songs. He released a solo CD of his music, Last Call, in 2003. At the time of his death he was doing research for a baseball novel he hoped to write and was completing a collection of poetry titled More. He had been lead singer of the Missionaries, a band that played regularly in the Philadelphia area in the early 1990s. He is survived by his wife, Heather; his parents, Walter and Louise; a brother; and two sisters.

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