Walter K. Nelson '25, '30 PhD, of Edison, N.J.; Nov. 22. He was a retired research chemist in the titanium division of National Lead Co. in New Jersey. He was credited with 120 patents from National Lead Co. He served as president of Temple Neve Shalom in Metuchen, N.J., from 1938 to 1940 and from 1949 to 1951. He was also treasurer of the local Girl Scouts of America Chapter of Metuchen. He was listed in American Men of Science and was a member of the American Chemical Society, the American Institute of Chemists, and Sigma Xi. He is survived by two daughters, seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and a brother.
Dorothy Hunt '29, of Seattle; Dec. 29, 2008. She was a retired secretary.
George Shakin '29, of Amherst, N.H.; Nov. 12. He practiced civil law before entering the family lithography printing business. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army with the Judge Advocate General's Corps. He was a member of the American Arbitration Board and enjoyed following the stock market. He is survived by a daughter, two grandchildren, a sister, and a niece.
Robert J. Silton '35, of Rye, N.Y.; Oct. 24. He was a vice president for Wallerstein Co. in New York City. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps. An avid yachtsman, he was a member of the New York Yacht Club. He is survived by his wife, Alice; a daughter; a son; and two grandchildren.
Anne Tamul Ferrara '37, of Bristol, R.I.; Oct. 22. She was a retired social worker for the state of Rhode Island and a communicant of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. She is survived by two stepsons and two cousins.
Myles L. Grover '38, of Honolulu; Oct. 11, from complications of Parkinson's. He is survived by his wife, Sigrid; two daughters; and three grandsons.
William Rice '38, of East Greenwich, R.I.; Nov. 5, after a brief illness. He was employed as an underwriter for Amica Insurance Co. until his retirement in 1982. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. At Brown he captained the men's tennis team. He sang with the Narragansett Bay Chorus, volunteered at South County Hospital, and enjoyed playing golf. He is survived by his wife, Helen; a daughter; a son; two grandsons; four stepdaughters; three step-grandchildren; and a sister, Virginia Rice Sanborn '35.
Jean Bruce Cummings '40, of Greenfield, Mass.; Nov. 17, from complications of a fall. She was a teacher, homemaker, and active community citizen. After her children were grown, she taught biology at Greenfield Community College for several years. In 2007 she accepted a Council for Resource Development Benefactor Award for her longtime financial support of and involvement in the college. Thanks to her involvement with several community organizations and her role in developing the first community recycling center in Greenfield, the town named her the Greenfield Citizen of the Year in 1991. She read to students with the Reading is Fundamental program and served as president of the GCC Foundation, as trustee of the H.G. Wells Fund, and as a member of Earth Watch, the United Way, the Greenfield School Committee, the Greenfield Recycling Committee, Sigma Xi, and Phi Beta Kappa. She enjoyed gardening, traveling, and spending time with her family. She is survived by a daughter, Cathryn Nunlist '70; a son-in-law, Mark Nunlist '70; two sons, including Stanley L. Cummings Jr. '67; seven grandchildren, and a sister.
James S. Degnan '40, of Warwick, R.I.; Nov. 2. He owned and operated the Rhode Island Label Works for more than 40 years until he retired in 1989. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army and was a major in the reserves. An avid boater, he was active in the Greenwich Bay Power Squadron for several years. He was a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Reserve Officers Assoc. He is survived by his wife, Mary; three daughters; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Victor B. Schwartz '40, of Providence; Nov. 19. A successful businessman and banker, he retired as vice president of Citizens Trust Co. in Providence. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy and attained the rank of lt. commander. He was a member of the R.I. Bar Assoc., the University Club, and Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by his wife, Adeline; four stepchildren; and five grandchildren.
William Silsbee '40, of Birmingham, Ala.; Nov. 28. He was past president of Barclift's Home Furnishings and former executive director of Operation New Birmingham. During World War II he served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a founding member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church and was a member of the Birmingham Museum of Art, the Birmingham Rotary Club, the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, and the Turtle Point Country Club. He is survived by a daughter, a son, seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Frederick N. Byerly '42, of Washington, Conn.; Nov. 16. He worked as a manufacturer's representative for the defense and technology industries and later formed his own company, Tri-Com Associates. During World War II he served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a member of the Washington Finance, Zoning, and Zoning Appeals Board, as well as the Bethlehem Christian Fellowship in Morris, Conn. He is survived by his wife, Virginia; three sons, including David '68 and his wife, Abby Slater Byerly '69; and three grandchildren, including Daniel Byerly '03.
Thomas Forsythe '42, of East Greenwich, R.I.; Dec. 6. As a graduate of Oak Ridge Institute of Nuclear Studies, he organized and directed the first radioisotope laboratory at R.I. Hospital. In 1955, he founded the School of X-ray Technology at R.I. Hospital. He was a founder of Ray Medical Services (now R.I. Medical Imaging), and was acting director of the department of radiology at R.I. Hospital for three years. In 1962 he served in the Algerian Relief Mission sponsored by Care-Medico. In 1976 he was awarded a fellowship from the American College of Radiology for his outstanding service in the field of radiology. He was president of the R.I. Radiological Society, rear commodore of the Edgewood Yacht Club, and a member of the Radiological Society of North America, the Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, and the Warwick Country Club. He enjoyed collecting, restoring, and reproducing antiques; metalworking; rug braiding; Nantucket Lightship basket making; kite making; and gardening. He is survived by his wife, Filomena; two daughters; a son; and six grandchildren.
Robert J. Freedman '42, of Cambridge, Mass.; Sept. 12, 2008. He was a plant manager for A. Freedman & Sons, a men's shoe manufacturer, before becoming a real estate manager. He enjoyed taking photographs and in 1971 exhibited his work at the Newton Free Library. He is survived by his wife, Josephine; a daughter; and a granddaughter.
Charles E. Hammett '42, of Greensboro, N.C.; Sept. 19. He was a retired finance manager for AT&T. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; two stepdaughters; and a stepson.
Marjorie Jackson Adkins '43, of Warwick, R.I.; Aug. 19, from Alzheimer's. She was an elementary school teacher in California and North Scituate, R.I., before retiring in 1977. She was a member of the International Graphoanalysis Assoc. and the Greenville (R.I.) Baptist Church. She enjoyed reading, ceramics, painting, Bible study, and crafts. She is survived by two daughters, including Jan Murphy, 121 Tennyson Rd., Warwick, R.I. 02888; two sons; four grandchildren; one great-grandson; a brother; and a sister, Shirley Logee '46.
Audrey Collier Eiber '45, of New York City; Sept. 11. She is survived by three children and a brother.
William S. Barnes '46, of Cranston, R.I.; Dec. 1. He was a chief chemist for Bradford Soap Works in West Warwick, R.I., until his retirement in 1989. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy and later in the U.S. Naval Reserve. He was a member of the American Chemical Society and the Masons, and was treasurer of the Military Order of World Wars and the R.I. Civil War Roundtable. He also served on the board of trustees for Cranston's William Hall Library. He is survived by his wife, Doris; two sons; and two grandchildren.
Alfred I. Miranda '46, of West Palm Beach, Fla., formerly of New York City; Oct. 27. He was a television broadcast sales professional. He worked in several management positions at the Katz Agency and at CBS, and was president of Alfred I. Miranda Inc. He served in the U.S. Naval Reserve. He was a member of the Westchester Country Club. He is survived by his wife, Lana, and a son.
Fred D. Ferris Jr. '47, of Bristol, R.I.; Dec. 4. He worked as a network manager in special services for New England Telephone (now Verizon) for 41 years. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Mertz. He was a past deacon of the First Congregational Church in Bristol, a past chair of the Bristol School Committee, and a trustee emeritus of the Rogers Free Library. His memberships included the International Brotherhood of Telephone Workers, the Telephone Pioneers of America, the Tin Can Sailors, and the East Bay Bike Path Assoc. He is survived by two daughters, two sons, seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and a brother.
Louis J. Gabriel '47, of Middletown, R.I.; Nov. 30. He worked as principal engineer of the Standard Lab on the Newport, R.I., Naval Base for 35 years. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his wife, Alice; three children; a sister; and a brother.
Robert W. Hambleton '47, of Lawrence, Mass.; Nov. 9. He worked as a process engineer at the Rochester Products Division of General Motors until 1954, when he purchased H&P Spool and Bobbin Co. in Lawrence, running it until it was destroyed by a fire in 1986. He then worked at the Redman Card Clothing Co. in Andover until 1999. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was a member of the Brown football team. He was a member of Grace Episcopal Church in Lawrence, where he was an usher and a junior warden and where he served on the Vestry. He enjoyed gardening and working on his antique Camaro. He is survived by his wife, Irene; three daughters, including Judith Radice '76 and her husband, Richard Radice '76; two sons; eight grandchildren; a sister, Alice Cummings '50 and her husband, Roswell Cummings'48; a niece, Kathryn Lubrano Robinson '91 and her husband, Kenneth Robinson '91.
Paul F. Rocque '47, of Old Bridge, N.J., formerly of Staten Island, N.Y.; Nov. 14. He was in the U.S. Navy for 43 years, serving in Korea, Japan, New Orleans, and the Brooklyn Naval Yard. While in the U.S. Naval Reserve, he worked for CitiBank as an assistant vice president for 20 years, until his retirement in 1988. In retirement he enjoyed swimming and traveling. He is survived by two daughters, three grandchildren, two brothers, and his former wife.
Bernard Resnick '47, of Moraga, Calif.; Dec. 4, 2008. He was a retired physician for Permanente Medical Group in Oakland, Calif. He served in the U.S. Navy and Naval Reserves. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie, and a daughter, Jen Resnick '86.
Aaron Cohen '48, of Pawtucket, R.I.; Nov. 8. He was a textile executive, primarily with Cadillac Textiles in Cumberland, R.I. During World War II he served in the U.S. Air Force. He was active in his community and served as past president of the R.I. Jewish Historical Assoc. He was a freelance writer for the R.I. Jewish Historical Notes and other publications. He enjoyed playing tennis and taking courses at Brown until his final days. He is survived by a daughter; two sons; four grandsons, including Miles Cohen '02; a great-granddaughter; and his companion, Ruth Rosen.
Pauline Mooney Quinlan '48, of Delmar, N.Y.; Nov. 6, after being struck by a car. She taught elementary school at the Providence Montessori School, and in Albany, N.Y., she taught at the Vincentian Institute and at Bishop Maginn High School. Before teaching, she served in the U.S. Navy WAVES as an aerographer's mate and later as a cryptanalyst decoding enemy weather reports during World War II. She was commissioned as a lieutenant in the Women's Army Corps during the Korean War. She is survived by her husband, James; two daughters; a grandson; and two sisters.
Edwin O. Classon '49, of Berlin, Mass.; Nov. 29, after a brief illness. He was an engineer with Winchester Electronics and AMP Inc., and retired from Digital Equipment Corp. in Northboro, Mass. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed playing golf and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife, Mildred; three daughters; three sons; four grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.
Frederick P. Bomely '50, of Suffield, Conn.; Nov. 24. He retired from Kelly-Fradet Lumber Marts in 1988 after 31 years. He had spent 46 years in the lumber and hardware business. He then worked for Leete-Stevens Family Funeral Home for nine years until his retirement in 1997. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a charter member of the Enfield Jaycees and was a Jaycee senator. He served on the board and as president of the North Central Connecticut Chapter of the AARP for two years. He was a member of the Rotary Club of Enfield, the Masons Composite Lodge #28, and Calvary Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife, Betty; three stepdaughters; two stepsons; two nieces; a nephew; and several cousins.
Henry S. Brown '50, of Amesbury, Mass.; Nov. 23. He was a retired Massachusetts survey supervisor. He was instrumental in the layout of bridges and roads, including the "double-decker" bridge in Lawrence, Mass., and the Gillis Bridge joining Newburyport, Mass., with Salisbury, Mass. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed playing golf, traveling, cheering for New England sports teams, and spending time with family. He is survived by two daughters, two sons, six grandchildren, a sister, several nieces and nephews, and his companion, Lorraine Reid.
Norbert E. Donelly '50, of Lawrenceville, N.J.; Nov. 12. He owned the Norbert E. Donelly Co. in Lawrenceville, where he worked as a management consultant. He served in the U.S. Army. He was a former member of the Brown football team and an avid supporter of the New York Giants. He is survived by his wife, Peg; two daughters, including Patricia Gilbert '78; two sons, including Norbert '73; 12 grandchildren, including Armor Donelly '03; a brother; and two cousins.
Pasquale F. Russo '50, of Chatham, Mass., formerly of Bedford, Mass.; Oct. 23. He was a retired scientist and entrepreneur. He was the cofounder and owner of Interex Corp. He served in the U.S. Army. As a resident of Bedford, Mass., he was involved with town government and several committees, as well as with Little League baseball and the Boy Scouts of America. He was a communicant of the Holy Redeemer Church in Chatham and a member of the Chatham Seaside Links, the Chatham Retired Men's Club, the American Chemical Society, and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. He was treasurer of the Chatham Ecumenical Council for the Homeless. He enjoyed gardening, shell fishing, jogging, traveling, and playing softball on the Bedford Men's League and Cape Old Timer's League. He is survived by his wife, Elvera; two daughters; three sons; 11 grandchildren; a sister; two brothers; and several nieces and nephews, including Linda Lorenzo '64 and Francis Russo Jr. '81.
Robert A. Searles '50, of Mt. Laurel, N.J.; April 5. He was a retired high school principal, an assistant football coach, and a former member of the Brown football team.
Martha Hart Littke Albelo '51, of San Juan, P.R., formerly of Maryland, Massachusetts, Thailand, and Japan; Oct. 20. She worked for the U.S. Tennis Assoc. schools program. She wrote a weekly tennis article for the San Juan Star; taught tennis and managed tennis facilities on the island; was a referee at various tournaments; and played on the senior tennis team. She received numerous awards from various tennis associations honoring her services. In Massachusetts, she was a member of the East Chop Tennis Club, the East Chop Beach Club, and the Vineyard Haven Yacht Club. She is survived by two daughters, a son, eight grandchildren, a sister, two nieces, and a nephew.
Suzanne Schellhase Alsop '51, of Houma, La.; Mar. 10, 2009.
Thomas F. Brady '51, of Barrington, R.I.; Oct. 30, from a stroke. Over the course of his career, he was a vice president at Old Colony Cooperative Bank, Newport National Bank, the Bank of New England, and Citizens Bank before becoming a consultant for Financial Guarantee Insurance Corp. He retired in 2007. He served in the U.S. Navy and later in the U.S. Naval Reserve until 1988, when he retired with the rank of commander. He was on the board of directors of the Community College of R.I., the Salvation Army, the Providence Chamber of Commerce, the Credit Bureau of Providence, and the Pawtucket Day Nursery. He was past president of the Rotary Club of Providence, the Indiana Univ. Graduate School of Banking, and the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, where he was named Man of the Year in 1992. He was a member of the Turks Head Club in Providence, the Squantum Assoc. of East Providence, and the Anawan Club of Rehoboth, Mass. He is survived by his wife, Maureen, 19 Governor Bradford Dr., Barrington 02806; two daughters; and two sons.
Nancie Flanders Buell '51, of Ellentown, Fla.; Oct. 29. She was a homemaker and volunteer. Due to her husband's career, she lived in several states before retiring to Florida. She and her husband were avid campers and traveled around the United States, Canada, and Mexico on many holiday travel trailer caravans and were able to visit every state in the union. She enjoyed working and volunteering in her local church and raising her family. She is survived by three sons and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
Charles J. Cooper '51, of Arlington, Va., formerly of Bryn Mawr, Pa.; Nov.19. He was a retired lawyer and teacher. He practiced law in Philadelphia; was associate general council for ARA Services Inc.; was president and general counsel for Interax Inc.; and taught political science at Bryn Mawr College and Penn before moving to Richmond, Va., in 1983. He taught political science at Randolph Macon College in Ashland, Va., and was legal counsel for development there until health problems prompted his retirement. He was active in numerous educational, civic, and cultural organizations in Philadelphia and Richmond, including the Urban League, the American Judicature Society, the American Political Science Assoc., the American Bar Assoc., and the Pennsylvania Bar Assoc. He enjoyed chamber music, especially the Eclipse Orchestra and the National Chamber Ensemble. He is survived by his wife, Sally Hill Cooper '52; three daughters, including Carol Cooper '74; two sons, Douglas '75, '77 ScM and Charles '78; and four grandsons.
Alvan K. Gustafson '51, of Houston; Nov. 14. He worked as a senior executive in the international division of Raymond International in New York City for 27 years until his retirement in 1979. In retirement he became a director of FruCon International and president of the American Pile Driving Co. He was a member of the Moles Heavy Construction Organization and the Lakeside Country Club, where he served as vice president and had two holes-in-one. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; a daughter; a son; three grandchildren; three sisters; a brother; and several nieces and nephews.
Elwood A. Eldridge '52, of Cataumet, Mass., formerly of Danbury, Conn.; Nov. 2. He taught, coached, and served as athletic director at the Wooster School in Danbury from 1952 to 1977. After returning to Massachusetts, he worked at the Grain Mill in Falmouth until his retirement. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy and remained in the U.S. Naval Reserve until his honorable discharge in 1954. He was a former member of the football teams at Brown and Falmouth High School, and was inducted into both their football halls of fame. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; two daughters; a son; and three granddaughters.
Margaret O'Malley Farrell '52, of Woburn, Mass., formerly of Greenville, R.I.; Nov. 1, from pneumonia and long-term health problems. She was a R.I. social worker and vocational rehabilitation counselor for more than 20 years. She was active in the League of Women Voters and the R.I. Social Workers Assoc. She enjoyed traveling, reading murder mysteries, collecting antiques, and researching family members who fought in the Civil War. She is survived by three daughters, including Florence Farrell '87 and Marguerite Farrell '82; five grandchildren; two sisters; and four brothers, including Austin O'Malley '56.
Constantine L. Berdos '54, of Boca Raton, Fla.; Sept. 15. He is survived by a son.
Allan J. Auger Jr. '55, of West Warwick, R.I.; Nov. 13. He was a senior civil engineer with the R.I. Department of Transportation for 34 years. He retired in 1991. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of American Legion Post #2 and an honorary life member and past grand knight of the Rev. James P. Gibson Council #181 Knights of Columbus. He is survived by his wife, Annette; a sister; and several nieces and nephews.
Geneva Whitney Thies Courtright '56, of Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Wilton, Conn.; Nov. 20. She was president of the Corporate Resource Group in Wilton before settling in Florida. In Sarasota she volunteered at the Women's Resource Center, sang in the Meadows Chorus Group, and was a member of the Meadows Country Club, where she received several awards for golf and tennis. She is survived by her husband, Robert; five children; five grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.
Martin D. Singer '57, of Peabody, Mass.; Nov. 12, from complications of Alzheimer's. He worked in the leather industry with his father for more than 30 years at Barney Singer and Son in Peabody. He is survived by his wife, Sandra; a daughter, Andria Eisen '83; two sons; five grandchildren; and a sister.
John F. Wight '59, of St. Louis, Mo.; Nov. 14, from a long illness. He was a retired investment analyst for the St. Louis Union Trust Company. He served in the U.S. Air Force. He volunteered at Talking Tapes and the St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Anselm's. He enjoyed sailing. He is survived by his wife, Celeste; four sons; six grandsons; and two sisters.
Joseph A. Amato '60, of Leesburg, Fla., formerly of Alfred Station, N.Y.; Oct. 21. He taught electrical engineering at Alfred State College for 29 years and was an active member of the Alfred community. He moved to Tampa, Fla., to teach for two years at the Univ. of South Florida, then worked for ten years as an engineer for the Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection. During his time teaching at Alfred State College, he took a one-year sabbatical to teach at Newcastle Polytechnic in England. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps for six years, earning his black belt in judo while stationed in Japan. He enjoyed playing tennis and softball, bow hunting, and cheering for the New York Yankees. He is survived by his wife, Mig; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Robert H. Siemann '64, of Woodside, Calif.; Sept. 16. He is survived by his wife, four children, six grandchildren, and a sister.
James E. Hadden '65, of Boise, Idaho; Nov. 19. He was an associate professor in the English department of Boise State Univ. until his retirement in 2004. In 1984 he was named Distinguished Faculty Member. At Brown, he was a member of the Jabberwocks and Psi Upsilon. He enjoyed rafting, fly-fishing, cooking, reading, following politics, and cheering for the Chicago Cubs. He is survived by his wife, Joni; two sons; and six grandchildren.
Irene Crofut Roberts '65, of Erwinna, Pa.; Aug. 13, of brain cancer. She was executive director and CEO of the YWCA of the City of New York. She was the first woman to head human resources for a Dow Jones 30 company, the third-ever female senior vice president at American Express, and the first female manager trainee at Industrial National Bank. She was a member of the human resources committee of The Lighthouse Inc. and the Business Roundtable. She is survived by her husband, John Roberts '66; daughter Serena Roberts '05; son Nicholas Roberts '05.
Susan L. Blake '68, '68 AM, of Saskatoon, Canada, formerly of Easton, Pa; Oct. 28, of pancreatic cancer. She was a professor of English at Lafayette College in Easton and a former head of the department before retiring in 2006 and moving to Saskatoon. She published widely in the fields of African American literature and travel literature. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, traveling, playing the piano, and taking photographs. She is survived by her husband, Gordon; her father, Richard; a brother; a niece; and two nephews.
Alan M. Levine '70, '70 AM, of Stevenson, Md.; Oct. 25. He was director of the Alvin and Lois Lapidus Cancer Institute in Baltimore and the head of the division of orthopedic oncology at the Univ. of Maryland. He was editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons for eight years and published several works of his own. From 1976 to 1978, he was a commissioned officer with U.S. Public Health Service. He was director of the orthopedic rehabilitation unit at Montebello State Hospital from 1980 to 1986, chief of the orthopedic oncology service and director of the spinal injury clinic at the Univ. of Maryland Medical Center from 1983 to 1998, associate chief of the division of orthopedic surgery from 1989 to 1998, and chief of the scoliosis service at the James Lawrence Kernan Hospital from 1986 to 1998. He was also active in charitable works, including making teddy bears for his pediatric patients and collaborating with the braVo! Financial Assistance Fund in developing the "Bear Breasted" bra, whose sale helps provide services to breast cancer patients. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; two daughters, including Alissa Levine Wong '02; a son; his father; and a sister.
Daniel Rowen '75, of East Hampton, N.Y.; Nov. 17, of neuroendocrine cancer. He was the principal of Daniel Rowen Architect LLC in New York City. He and his business partner completed several high-profile projects over the course of his career, including the headquarters for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, a minimalist office for the hotelier Ian Schrager, and an austere white office for Osho International. He enjoyed racing vintage cars. He is survived by his wife, Coco Myers; three children; a sister; and a brother.
Sydna Budnick '83, of Northampton, Mass.; Nov. 4, of cancer. She was a physician in the Northampton Ob/Gyn practice. She enjoyed reading, cross-country skiing, playing tennis, biking, running, and walking in the woods or on the beach. She also enjoyed traveling to Japan, Greece, France, and Puerto Rico. She is survived by her husband, Howie; a daughter; a son; two stepchildren; her parents; two sisters; three brothers; and many other family members.
Steven L. Vollins '86, of New York City; Aug. 19. He was an attorney in New York City. At Brown he was an editor at the Brown Daily Herald. He enjoyed traveling. He is survived by his parents, a brother, two nieces, and numerous friends.
Darryl Theirse '89, of Los Angeles, formerly of New York City; Sept. 11. He was a successful television and stage actor. While in New York, he was active with the Virginia Avenue Project, a theater outreach program for at-risk youth. He was cast in several stage productions, including Richard II, Jeffrey, Playboy of the West Indies, and Incommunicado. His television debut was in the miniseries Heaven and Hell: North and South, Part II. He made guest appearances on Living Single, The Jeff Foxworthy Show, Becker, Jack & Jill, Spin City, Nip/Tuck, NYPD Blue, Numb3rs, Judging Amy, and Raising the Bar. He was a guest voice actor in two episodes of The Wild Thornberrys. He is survived by his mother.
Walter K. Nelson '30 PhD (see '25).
Glenn H. Miller '48 PhD, of Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Santa Barbara, Calif.; Nov. 9. He was a professor of chemistry at UC Santa Barbara from 1949 to 1988. In 1960 he was the administrator of the university's education-abroad program. He taught chemistry at the Univ. of Malaysia from 1967 to 1968, at the Univ. of Liberia from 1974 to 1975 and again in 1980, and at the Univ. of Nairobi from 1984 to 1987. He wrote three general chemistry texts, published numerous articles in the Journal of Physical Chemistry, and presented scientific papers around the world. He collected butterflies from Malaysia, Liberia, and Kenya, which he later donated to the Univ. of Florida. He also excavated bones in his California yard, assembling a nearly complete skeleton of a fossil baleen whale, which he donated to the Los Angeles County Museum. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the American Chemical Society, the California Assoc. of Chemistry Teachers, the American Vacuum Society, and Sigma Xi. He is survived by his wife, Mary; three daughters; and three grandchildren.
Karl O. Gelotte '64 PhD, of Watchung, N.J., formerly of Albany, N.Y.; Nov. 8. He taught chemistry at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, then joined the Sterling Winthrop Research Institute before joining the Ciba-Geigy Corp., where he worked as director of research until his retirement in 1993. He served on the church council of the Lutheran Church in Poestenkill, N.Y. He enjoyed reading history, literature, and poetry; traveling to Sweden ; and volunteering with the local ambulance association. He is survived by his wife, Karin; a daughter; two sons; and four grandchildren.
Julienne Sullivan '66 MAT, of Ipswich, Mass.; Oct. 27. She was one of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur at Waltham, Mass. During her 62 years of religious life, she ministered in Lawrence, Cambridge, West Newton, Peabody, Waltham, Ipswich, Brighton, Malden, and Beverly. She is survived by her many Sisters of Notre Dame, a brother, two sisters-in-law, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Susan L. Blake '68 AM (see '68).
Alan M. Levine '70 AM ( see '70).
Mary Lou DeCiantis '85 PhD, of Narragansett, R.I.; Nov. 3. She held various positions, including Medicare program manager for R.I. Group Health Assoc. (RIGHA), manager/research coordinator of geriatric services project at RIGHA, and chief administrator of the Office of HIV/STD programs at the R.I. Dept. of Health. She is survived by her husband, Robert; two daughters, including Jennifer Poehlmann '93; four grandchildren; and two sisters.
Dunmu Ji '86 ScM, '88 PhD, of Jersey City, N.J.; Nov. 16, of brain cancer. He was founder and president of Hedgesystems Inc., a financial-consulting company specializing in risk management. He was a board member of the Chinese Investors Assoc. He is survived by his wife, Xiaoping; a daughter; and a son.
Celeste Sullivan '96 AM, '05 PhD, of New Bedford, Mass.; July 21, from injuries sustained in an accident. At the time of her death she was working on turning her doctoral thesis into a book and had just finished a part-time teaching position in the sociology, anthropology, and crime-and-justice-studies program at UMass Dartmouth. She is survived by two daughters; two sons, including Obasi Osborne '13; a sister; and a niece.
Trygg Engen, of Providence; Nov. 25. He was a professor of psychology at Brown for 36 years. He taught and conducted research in experimental and sensory psychology. He became a leading authority on the sense of smell and published numerous papers. After becoming a tenured professor, he continued to teach introductory psychology to undergraduate students. He enjoyed sailing and skiing. After retiring, he restored a house in northern New Hampshire, where he enjoyed watching his grandchildren grow and ski. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Barclay Engen '73, '79 AM; two sons; and six grandchildren.
Michael Lysaght, of East Greenwich, R.I.; Oct. 24, after a long illness. He was a professor of molecular pharmacology, physiology, and biotechnology at Brown for 15 years. In 1996, he created the R.I. Center for Cellular Medicine to support the formation of local biotechnology spin-offs and start-ups based on university technologies. He was the founder and director emeritus of Brown's Center for Biomedical Engineering. In 2002 he received the Elizabeth LeDuc Award for Teaching Excellence in the Life Sciences, and in 2003 the Hazeltine Citation for Outstanding Teaching. He had more than 110 publications, including three books. He also held 26 patents. He was a trustee for the American Society of Artificial Internal Organs and the International Society for Artificial Organs. His numerous memberships included the American Chemical Society, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the American Society of Nephrology, the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, the North American Membrane Society, the International Society for Blood Purification, Sigma Xi, and Tau Beta Pi. He is survived by his wife, Carmen; a sister; a brother; and several nieces and nephews.
Nicolas Nunez, of Pawtucket, R.I.; Nov. 11, of pancreatic cancer. After coming to the United States in 1956 and completing residency programs in Georgia and Missouri, he was appointed chief resident in psychiatry at the Malcolm Bliss Mental Health Center in St. Louis. In 1961 he wrote several published studies in psychiatry and was appointed an instructor in psychiatry at the Washington Univ. Medical School in St. Louis. He moved to Massachusetts and began supervising residents in clinical psychiatry and psychotherapy at the Worcester State Hospital before settling in Rhode Island. He was a clinical assistant professor at the Brown medical school from 1973 to 1990 while maintaining a psychiatry practice in Providence until his retirement in 1990. He enjoyed traveling, skiing, fine wine, and soccer. He is survived by his wife, Lydia; daughter Maria Nunez '81; a son; three granddaughters; and many friends and relatives in Argentina, Spain, and the United States.