November 10th, 2010



Bertine Smith Johnson '33, '40 AM, of Wakefield, R.I.; July 3. She was a public school teacher and adult literacy teacher in Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Colorado. She enjoyed gardening, water aerobics, and playing the piano. She is survived by a daughter, two sons, seven grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.

Eugene F. McLaughlin '36, '41 AM of West Hartford, Conn.; July 24. He was a retired branch manager for the Remington Rand Division of Sperry Rand Corp. in Hartford. Before that, he taught and coached track and field in the Providence public school system. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Force. In retirement, he was a member of the Hartford Squires and conducted its barbershop singing group. Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by two daughters, a son, four grandchildren, and a brother.

Robert L. Brush '38, of Columbia, Md.; June 10, from complications after a fall. He was a production manager for Tax Foundation Inc. in New York City until his retirement in 1979. He served as a captain in the U.S. Army Signal Corps. He is survived by a daughter; two sons, including Peter N. Brush '66; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Dorothy Reilly Nicholson '38, of Newport, R.I.; June 23. She was employed in the administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, moved to the Office of Reconstruction, and completed her government service with the Department of the Army at Fort Adams, Newport, in 1952. After raising her family, she returned to work with the Preservation Society of Newport County. She was a member of the Redwood Library, a parishioner of St. Joseph's Church, and a past member of the American Assoc. of Univ. Women. She is survived by her husband, Joseph; two daughters; a son; six grandchildren; and a sister.

Albert B. Coop '39, of Panama City, Fla., formerly of Barrington, R.I.; July 19. He was a traffic manager and purchasing manager at several companies, including the Independent Nail Corp. and Bostitch Inc. prior to starting his own traffic consulting firm. He retired in 1983. He served in the U.S. Navy Supply Corps during World War II and remained in the active reserves until his retirement as commander in 1965. He was past director of the R.I. Purchasing Assoc. He enjoyed playing his guitar. He is survived by a daughter, a son, five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Thomas C. McOsker '39, of Narragansett, R.I.; July 5. A neurosurgeon, he practiced in Providence until 1985 and consulted from his home in Narragansett until the late 1990s. He was on the staff of Memorial and Rhode Island hospitals and was a lecturer at Brown's medical school. He was involved with the Boy Scouts of America in Providence. He is survived by a daughter, a son, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.


Dexter N. Smith '41, of Troutville, Va.; Oct. 25, 2009.

Robert K. Bennett Jr. '43, of Knoxville, formerly of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; July 19. He was a retired chemist for Union Carbide Nuclear Co. in Oak Ridge. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the American Chemical Society. He is survived by his wife, Mary; two sons; two grandchildren; a great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.

Wilfred F. Jones Jr. '43, of Harlan, Ky.; July 2, of arteriosclerosis. A doctor of internal medicine in Harlan, he retired in 1976. He served in the U.S. Army Air corps. He was a member of the American Medical Assoc., the American Assoc. for the Advancement of Science, the New York Academy of Sciences, the American Federation for Clinical Research, the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, the American Society for Microbiology, and Phi Beta Kappa. He enjoyed music, history, and astronomy. He is survived by his sister, Phyllis Jones Nixon '44 AM, 35 Julio Dr., #106, Shrewsbury, Mass. 01545; brother-in-law Eugene Nixon '47 PhD; niece Emily Nixon Blum '74 and her husband, John Blum '74; and great niece Jennifer Blum '02.

H. Robert Nissley '43, of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; July 9. He was a vice president of the former W.A. Clarke Mortgage Co. in Philadelphia and later retired from the Kissell Mortgage Co. in Springfield, Ohio. He served as president and treasurer for the Harrisburg Board of Realtors and past president of the Harrisburg Area Society of Residential Appraisers. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force. At Brown he lettered all four years in baseball and belonged to Phi Kappa Psi. He was a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church and the Colonial Country Club, where he served on the board of directors. He enjoyed playing tennis and golf and participated in several tournaments. He is survived by his wife, Martha; a niece; and two nephews.

Beverly Starr Rosen '43, of Pawtucket, R.I; July 20. A homemaker, she collected and lectured on Wedgwood commemorative ware and was active in the Wedgwood Society of Boston. She is survived by a daughter, two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Dorothy Vernon Seabrooke '43, of Colfax, N.C.; July 23. She was a retired school nurse. She enjoyed fishing, boating, golfing, painting, traveling, and spending time with her family. She is survived by her husband, John '43; a daughter; a son; three grandchildren; and a sister.

Caroline Woodbury Hookway '44, of Wolfeboro, N.H., formerly of Baltimore; July 3, after a brief illness. She was a homemaker. She served as a director of Christian education at the Chestnut Grove Presbyterian Church in Phoenix, Md. Later she served as a caregiver in Wolfeboro and was an active member of the First Congregational Church. She is survived by two sons, five grandchildren, and a sister.

Flora Hall Lovell '44, of Scotia, N.Y., and Cuttyhunk, Mass.; Aug. 6, following a brief illness. She worked as a physical therapist specializing in infantile paralysis, before obtaining her master's degree and teaching junior high and high school mathematics in Burn Hills, N.Y. She retired from teaching in 1987. She served as a lay leader and chair of the board of trustees of the Cuttyhunk Union Methodist Church. She enjoyed singing, swimming, sailing, and downhill and cross-country skiing. She is survived by her husband, James '48; two daughters, including Rebecca Lovell Scott '69; three sons, including Bruce Lovell '71; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Margaret Hall Middleton '47; and a brother, James Hall '42.

Andrew D. Whitehead '44, of Niskayuna, N.Y.; July 19, following a long illness. He was a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy working as a project engineer in the navy's nuclear propulsion program. He helped to develop the nation's first nuclear submarine and continued to develop both actual and prototype nuclear propulsion reactors at the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory's Kesselring site in West Milton, N.Y. He retired from the Navy in 1964 and continued to serve as a civilian project officer at the Knolls lab in Kesselring and Niskayuna until 1980. He enjoyed bowling, playing cards, and collecting Belleek pottery. He is survived by his wife, Alyce; two daughters; three grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.

Keran Chobanian '45, of Sudbury, Mass.; Aug. 14. He was a doctor of internal medicine at Mt. Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Mass., for 50 years. He was an active member and chairman of the board of the Friends of Armenian Culture Society, a founding member of the Armenian Library Museum of America and the Armenian Assembly of America, and was an active member of the Council of Armenian Executives. He was the physician for the Boston Symphony Orchestra, accompanying them on their first visit to post-war USSR in 1956. He is survived by two daughters; four grandchildren; a brother, Aram Chobanian '51; a sister-in-law, Jasmine Goorigian Chobanian '53; and several nieces and nephews, including John Chobanian '73.

Frank A. Montella '45, of Johnston, R.I.; Aug. 11. He was a dentist with a practice in Cranston, R.I., for 47 years. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and as a dental officer in the Korean War. He was a member of the American Dental Assoc. and the R.I. State Dental Society, holding positions as treasurer and secretary. He was past president of the Cranston Dental Assoc., and served on the R.I. Hospital staff during the 1950s and '60s. He is survived by his wife, Albine; two daughters; two grandchildren; and two sisters.

Bette Lipkin Brown '46, of West Palm Beach, Fla., formerly of Providence; July 19. She was a homemaker and led an active volunteer life. She was instrumental in the establishment of the Brown Univ. Club of Palm Beach County. A Brown trustee from 1970 to 1975, she chaired the Brown Univ. Pops Concert, and was a member of the Brown Univ. Development Council. She was a docent at RISD and transcribed textbooks into Braille. She was past area chairman of the United Fund Campaign, a member of the United Fund Budget Committee, and Financial Secretary of the Miriam Hospital Women's Assoc. She sat on several boards, including Planned Parenthood, the R.I. Philharmonic, Temple Beth-El Sisterhood, and the YWCA. She enjoyed playing duplicate bridge, golf, and tennis. She is survived by a daughter, a son, three grandchildren, and a brother, Alton G. Lipkin '54.

Willard A. Goodwin '46, of Loudonville, N.Y.; Aug. 3. He was employed with the Albany Felt Co., retiring in 1983. He served in the U.S. Naval Reserve. He built radio-control model airplanes and boats and was a member of the Thundervolts radio control club. He was also an avid woodworker. He is survived by his wife, Joanne; three sons; two grandsons; and three great-grandchildren.

Moses J. Levy '46, of Jerusalem, Israel, formerly of Staten Island, N.Y.; Feb. 6, after a long illness. He worked in the field of executive recruitment and headed the firm of Arden Search Consultants in New York City. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He volunteered with the National Council of Young Israel and the Central Queens YMHA. He chaired the ethics and arbitration committees of the Assoc. of Personnel Agencies of N.Y. He is survived by his wife, Helen; two daughters; a son; 15 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

William M. Lynch '46, of Manasquan, N.J.; Sept. 30, 2009.

John A. Pistilli '46, of Rochester Hills, Mich.; Oct. 23, 2009.

Robert E. Pollard '46, of Pensacola, Fla.; July 30. He worked for the Monsanto Chemical Co. for more than 50 years in their Massachusetts, Texas, and Florida offices. He retired in 1997. During World War II he served in the U.S. Naval Reserves aboard the USS Missouri. At Brown he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha. He was a member of the American Chemical Society and the Society of Plastic Engineers, serving as president of the western Massachusetts area. He was an active volunteer with his church community, and was a member of Solutia Golf Club, Fla. He is survived by his wife, Constance; four daughters; eight grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and nephews and nieces.

Frederick W. Suffa '46, of Alexandria, Va.; June 7. He was a defense department economist from 1967 to 1980. From 1980 to 1986 he was a senior staff scientist for the Human Resources Research Organization in Alexandria and was a tax preparer for H&R Block from 1986 to 1996. In 1980 he received the Secretary of Defense Meritorious Civilian Service Medal. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy and retired from the navy reserve as a commander in 1969. He volunteered with the Alexandria chapter of the Boy Scouts of America and the Mt. Vernon Council of Citizens Assoc. He was past chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Equalization of Real Estate Assessments. He was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Alexandria, the Tauxemont Community Assoc., and the American Statistical Assoc. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; three sons; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

John C. Schleck '47, of Guilford, Conn.; Aug. 1. He worked for engineering firms in New York City; Newark, N.J.; Salem, Mass.; and London, England. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Columbia and the USS Stribling. He received the American Area Medal and the Victory World War II Medal. While living at the Hearth in Madison (Conn.), he founded the Hearth Contract Bridge Club and created a weekly music appreciation program known as Composers Speak. He enjoyed sailing, playing bridge, building model trains, rooting for the Boston Red Sox, and listening to classical music. He is survived by three daughters, a son, and seven grandsons.

Jerry L. Blount '48, of Alliance, Ohio; Feb. 12, following an extended illness. He was a biology professor at Mt. Union College for 35 years and retired in 1990. He was the first recipient of the college's Great Teacher Award and was internationally known for his research in genetics. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He enjoyed fishing and painting. He is survived by his wife, Janet; two daughters; three stepchildren; three grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; two sisters; and a brother.

Maury R. Brown '48, of Washington, N.C.; Aug. 7. He was a retired vice president of operations for the Colonial Board Co., a subsidiary of Lydall Inc. He is survived by his wife, Frances; three daughters; four grandchildren; a sister; and a brother.

Gloria Cohan Dinerman '48, of Colonia, N.J.; July 17. She was a specialist in library science. She founded the Library Co-op Inc. in Edison, N.J. She was past president of the League of Women Voters in Woodbridge, N.J., and the Woodbridge Township Library Board. She was a member of the New York and New Jersey Special Libraries Assoc., the Wall Street Training Directors Assoc., the Woodbridge Township Industrial Council, and the Woodbridge Township Citizens' Advising Committee. She is survived by two sons and four grandchildren.

Robert C. Kesselring '48, of Rochester, N.Y.; May 20. He was a retired chemical engineer for General Electric Co. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Loraine; two sons; five grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Joseph C. Lombardi '49, of Marshfield, Mass.; Aug. 1. He was a retired advertising executive. He was a member of the America Legion and a past member of the Marshfield Rotary and the Copley Society. He enjoyed sailing and sculpting. He is survived by his wife, Elaine; a brother; and several family members.

Ray A. Norton Jr.'49, of Newport, R.I.; June 26. He was a partner in the firm of McLaughlin and Norton Real Estate Appraisers in Providence for more than 40 years. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a communicant of St. William Church. He is survived by five daughters, two sons, and nine grandchildren.


Maurice A. Bissonnette '50, of Wakefield, R.I.; Aug. 6. He worked for the New England Telephone Co. for 17 years and founded the Aldrich Realty Co. before working in the brokerage business with Tucker Anthony, Advest, and AG Edwards. He was chairman of the board of directors of Goldline Manufacturing Co. in North Kingstown, R.I., and served on several boards, including the College of New Rochelle and Hospice Care of Rhode Island. He also served on the finance committees of St. Sebastian's Church and the Franciscan Friars of Providence. He was a member of Pt. Judith Country Club, the Hope Club, the Dunes Club, the Turks Head Club, and St. Sebastian's Church, where he served as a lector. He is survived by his wife, Constance; three nephews, and several cousins.

Lawrence E. Conlon '50, of Beulah, Colo., formerly of Providence; Dec. 3, 2008. He was a retired senior research specialist with Monsanto Co., in Massachusetts. He helped develop several new plastic products, including Foamcore. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; and six children.

Arnold H. Raphaelson '50, of Dresher, Pa.; July 22. He was professor emeritus of economics at Temple Univ. Prior to earning his master's and doctoral degrees in economics he was a staff reporter for the Worcester Telegram. In 1958 he joined the faculty of the Univ. of Maine, teaching business and economics courses. He served as a professional staff member for the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Relations from 1964 to 1965, and wrote a study on Federal Expenditures to States and Regions, published in 1966 by the U.S. Government Printing Office. In 1966 he joined the faculty at Temple and for the next 40 years taught graduate and undergraduate courses, served on numerous faculty committees, and continued research and writing. He also directed and taught in the master's program in economics at Temple Univ. Japan in Tokyo for three years. In 1988 he edited a volume on restructuring state and local services and wrote a paper for the speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. At Brown he was editor of the Brown Daily Herald. He was a member of the American Economic Assoc. He retired in 2006. He is survived by his wife, Ruth; three sons, including Marc '74; and five grandchildren.

Jane Greene Thompson '50, of Westborough, Mass.; June 20. She was an elementary school teacher in the Westborough public school system for more than 20 years. She enjoyed traveling, sewing, knitting, and embroidery. She was a member of the Pembroke swim team. She is survived by her husband, Austin; a daughter; a son, Austin '75; daughter-in-law Dorothy Harvey Thompson '75; four grandchildren, including Ethan Thompson '04, and Nathanael Thompson '01; and two great-grandchildren.

Conon Walsh '50, of Mount Laurel, N.J.; Nov. 30, 2009.

Robert J. Allen '51, of Milford, formerly of Framingham, Mass.; Oct. 7, 2009. He was a chemical engineer at Dennison Manufacturing Co. in Framingham. He retired in 1985. During World War II he served in the U.S. Merchant Marines. He was a member of the Order of Masons and a lay leader of the Old First Methodist Church in Framingham. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; a daughter; a son; four grandchildren; two nieces; and a nephew.

Richard Jones '51, of Attleboro, Mass., formerly of Pawtucket, R.I.; June 26. He owned and managed Church Supply House in Providence until the company was sold to the Diocese of Rhode Island in 1965. He then worked as an assistant sales manager for Morehouse-Barlow Co. until his retirement. In retirement he enjoyed traveling the world. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He is survived by several friends.

Winthrop B. Wilson '51, of Wakefield, R.I.; Aug. 11, of prostate cancer. After a 15-year career in the insurance business, he became director of the Brown Annual Fund. He left Brown seven years later to cofound Fund Consultants Inc., and eventually became vice president for development at Women and Infants Hospital in Providence. He directed two major capital campaigns and was active in professional associations, earning numerous fundraising awards. In U.S. Masters swimming, he won more than 150 national and world championships and set more than 25 national and world records in various age groups over the course of 30 years, earning All-American Masters Swimmer recognition. He was a perennial Save the Bay swimmer. He authored, Good Swimming (BAM Sports, "How to Swim Better," March/April 2010). He served in the U.S. Merchant Marines. He was the recipient of the Brown Sports Foundation 2010 Brown Bear Award and the Stan and Marjorie Smith Award. He served on several boards and was a member of the Brown Athletic Hall of Fame, the R.I. Aquatic Hall of Fame, the International Scholar Athlete Hall of Fame, the Brown Faculty Club, the Willow Dell Tennis Club, the Audubon Society, Save the Bay, the Brown Club of R.I., and the Providence Athenaeum. In addition to swimming, he enjoyed surfing and playing tennis, squash, golf, and guitar. He is survived by two daughters, a son, two grandchildren, and his companion, Ellen Mills.

Robert A. Hyde '52, of Sun City West, Ariz.; June 17. He spent 30 years with the U.S. Navy in various positions, including navigator and commanding officer. He was a veteran of the Korean War and the Vietnam War. After retiring from the U.S. Navy, he worked as veterans administrator and academic advisor at Glendale Community College in Arizona. He worked for 10 years as a real estate professional in Sun City. He received two Legion of Merit awards and numerous commendations. He enjoyed playing golf and was active in the Luke Chapter of the Retired Officers Assoc., where he served as president. He is survived by a daughter, two sons, four stepchildren, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Joan Shenk Kaesz '52, of Los Angeles; Jan. 14.

Gilbert H. Van Note Jr. '52, of Sea Girt, N.J.; Aug. 2. He was a retired attorney. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of various boards, served as trustee of the Monmouth County Bar Assoc., was a school board attorney, and acted as warden for St. Uriel's Church for many years. He was a member of Spring Lake Golf Club and an avid fan of the Philadelphia Eagles. He enjoyed fishing. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou; a daughter; two sons; and three grandchildren.

Virginia Nelson Boesel '53, of Ross, Calif.; June 12. She was a retired Realtor for Kay Noah, Grubb and Ellis, and later Frank Howard Allen in Tiburon, Calif. She volunteered with the American Red Cross, the California Multiple Sclerosis Society, and the Hospice of Marin. She enjoyed traveling, attending the theater, and playing bridge and dominos. She is survived by a daughter, three sons, nine grandchildren, and a sister.

James J. McGough '53, of Chicago; July 31, of heart failure. He was a lawyer from 1961 to 1967, a manager of contracts for the Ford Motor Co. in New York City from 1968 to 1973, and vice president of Telemedia Inc., Chicago, from which he retired in 1989. Earlier in his career he served as tribal counsel for the Navajo tribe. He was a member of several professional organizations and community groups.

Edward W. O'Malley '54, of Dennis, Mass., formerly of Pittsburgh; June 20. He worked for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. for 30 years as an executive in itsPittsburgh office. He taught Irish and American history at the Academy of Lifelong Learning, where he also served on the board. An avid golfer, he was a member of Dennis Pines and Highland Golf courses. He is survived by his wife, Virginia; three daughters; three grandchildren; a sister; and two brothers.

James P. Cole '55, of Marietta, Ga.; Dec. 8, 2009, from complications of pneumonia. He was the cofounder and president of the Cole Henderson Drake Inc. advertising agency. He enjoyed collecting art, reading, and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Dona; three sons; and a granddaughter.

Aaron R. Nemtzow '55, of Pawtucket, R.I., and Boynton Beach, Fla.; June 9. He was a vision care specialist with offices in Newport and Providence. He served a term as vice president of the R.I. Optometric Assoc. He was a member of Temple Emanu-El, Providence. He enjoyed painting. He is survived by his wife, Helene Nemtzow, 14 Lafayette St., Pawtucket 02860; two daughters; a son; a sister; and a brother.

Peter L. Campisi '56, of Livingston, N.J.; July 24, after a long illness. He was a sales representative for IBM prior to founding his own company, PLC Data, specializing in accounts receivable services to many New Jersey private golf and sporting clubs. A sports enthusiast, he served as president of the Livingston Big L Booster Club and the Livingston Recreation Committee and as a Livingston Little League board member. He volunteered as a coach for the Livingston baseball, basketball, and football recreation leagues. At Brown he was a member of the varsity basketball team. In 2003 he received a heart transplant, allowing him to continue his endeavors. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie; two sons; three grandchildren; and a brother.

Perry I. Dornstein '56, of Lafayette Hill, Pa, formerly of Elkins Park, Pa.; Mar. 19, of complications from Parkinson's and leukemia. He practiced medicine in the Philadelphia area for 35 years, specializing in internal medicine. Early in his career he was chief resident at Einstein Hospital, where he published several scholarly articles and helped develop a new surgical procedure for taking central venous pressure. An avid fly fisherman and horseman, he owned a home in Driggs, Idaho. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; a daughter; a son, Ken '91; a daughter-in-law, Kathryn Geismer Dornstein '85; and three grandchildren.

Andrew Weicker '56, of Jamestown, R.I.; July 29. He was a retired purchasing manager for Hoechst Celanese Corp. of Coventry, R.I. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Exeter Country Club, Jamestown Community Chorus, and St. Mark Church. He enjoyed golf, the arts, and music. He is survived by three daughters; three grandchildren; a sister, Geraldine Weicker McCann '56; and a brother.

Angelo Caputo '57, of Brooklyn, N.Y., formerly of Canoga Park, Calif.; May 9. He was professor emeritus of biomaterials, advanced prosthodontics, and hospital dentistry at the UCLA School of Dentistry. He is survived by two daughters and a brother.

George F. Kennedy '58, of Ann Arbor, Mich.; July 23. He was an instructor at the Univ. of Michigan and an editor at the Willow Run Labs. He was also a part-time instructor at Washtenaw Community College. In 1972 he joined Prakken Publications Inc. as business manager and in 1990 became part-owner and publisher. He was a member of the Modern Language Assoc., Phi Beta Kappa, and Phi Kappa Phi. He enjoyed basketball and softball. He is survived by his former wife, Sonya; two sons; and a cousin.

Lynda Erickson Morford '59, of Green Valley, Ariz., formerly of Bainbridge Island, Wash.; June 10. She worked in the architectural firm MBBJ for a short period before becoming a homemaker. She was active with the Seattle Opera and the Washington Athletic Club. She enjoyed sailing, snowshoeing, and traveling. She is survived by a daughter, a grandson, and a brother.


Robert R. Green '62, of Nineveh, Ind.; Feb. 3. He is survived by his wife, Nancy.

Richard G. Levy '62, of Clearwater, Fla.; Jan. 14.

Joseph Morais '62, of Fall River, Mass.; June 25. He worked for more than 35 years as a broker for Travelers Insurance, the John Braz Agency, Kusinitz Insurance, and Stafford Insurance. He served in the U.S. Navy and retired from the U.S. Naval Reserve as a lieutenant commander in 1978. He was past president of Our Lady of Health Credit Union. He is survived by his wife, Anne; two daughters; a son; and six grandchildren.

Bruce P. Saypol '63, of Rockville, Md.; June 3, from complications of multiple sclerosis. He was a retired attorney. He worked at several law firms prior to becoming an assistant state's attorney for Montgomery County, Md. He retired in 1995. He was a member of the New York, District of Columbia, and Maryland bars and the U.S. Supreme Court. He served as president of Brown Hillel and on various boards of the Jewish communities in the Washington, D.C., area. He is survived by two sons, including Josh Saypol '92; two grandsons; a sister; and caregiver Betty Nkalubo.

Calvin E. West '63, of Granville, Mass.; Feb. 9.

Marcia E. Weinstein '65, '65 AM, of Portland, Ore.; July 28. She was active with the Northwest China Council and instrumental in the creation of the Portland Classical Chinese Garden. She is survived by a sister.

Emily Paynter '68, of Durham, N.C.; Jan. 9. She worked with teachers, the disabled, and the elderly in several capacities. She is survived by a daughter.

Daniel S. Kubert '69, '69 AM, of Philadelphia; Jan. 5.


Jeff Garmong '70, of Mitchell, S. Dak.; July 19. A civil engineer, he worked for the Indiana highway department and for several private contractors. He spent five years in the Philippines on a World Bank project and worked in Indonesia on a USAID project. He was employed with Roy Jorgensen Associates at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl; a son; and two brothers.

Paul D. Hoffman '74, of Irvine, Calif.; May 13. He was a philosophy professor at UC Riverside. He previously worked as an assistant professor at Harvard (1982–85); as a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Cornell (1985–87); and as an assistant professor at MIT (1987–92). He was an avid swimmer and surfer. He is survived by his wife, Brooks; and two daughters.


John Abela '93, of New York City; June 18. He was a professor of psychology at Rutgers Univ. From 2002 to 2008 he was on the faculty of McGill Univ., where he conducted research and wrote papers focusing on interpersonal vulnerability to depression in children and adolescents. He was a visiting professor at Xiangya Medical College of Central South Univ. (China) and the Univ. of Rome, and was director of the Cognitive Behavior Therapy Clinic at Montreal Children's Hospital. He published more than 70 empirical articles and a dozen chapters, and he coedited two books. He received numerous awards, including ones from the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, the Canadian Psychological Assoc., the Assoc. for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, the International Congress of Psychology, and the Canadian National Research Council for the International Union of Psychological Science. He also received McGill's Principal Prize for Excellence in Teaching. He is survived by his partner, Hubert; his mother; a sister; a brother; a stepsister; a stepbrother; and several nieces and nephews.


Bertine Smith Johnson '40 AM (see '33).

Eugene F. McLaughlin '41 AM (see '36).

Josephine Mullen Digan '44 AM, of Fairfax, Va., formerly of Livingston, N.J.; Apr. 11. She worked as an assistant in Brown's economics department from 1943 to 1944 and as Pembroke's director of alumnae placement from 1944 to 1946. From 1948 to 1950, she worked at the United Nations as an economist in international trade and finance. In 1968, after raising a family, she returned to work, teaching world history in the South Orange/Maplewood school system and the Mt. Pleasant Junior Middle School in Livingston. She retired in 1984. She was president of the Livingston Chapter of the American Association of University Women and was president of the Livingston Adult School from 1985 to 1993. She is survived by five children, including Mary Ellen Digan-Boettcher '75 and Sara Digan Larkin '76; son-in-law Louis J. Larkin '75; 14 grandchildren; two sisters; and several nieces and nephews.

Lore Prausnitz Jarmul '48 AM, of Southbury, Conn.; July 23. She was a homemaker, volunteer, and counselor to students of Queensborough Community College before settling in Heritage Village in Southbury. She reported for the Heritage Villager into her 80s. She held leadership roles with Temple B'nai Israel, Planned Parenthood, and the League of Women Voters. She enjoyed playing bridge. She is survived by two daughters; a son, David Jarmul '75; seven grandchildren, including Sarah Rosenthal '11; three great-grandchildren; and two brothers.

Jean Morisuye Conklin '50 AM, of Hamden, Conn.; July 22. During her career at Yale, she held the positions of research assistant for the anthropology department and the medical school, executive assistant to the director of athletics and director of human resources, and administrative associate for the office of the general counsel. She is the author of An Ifugao Notebook. She is survived by her husband, Harold; two sons; and three grandchildren.

Edward M. Holmes '56 AM, '62 PhD, of Prospect, Me.; July 23, of heart failure. He was a professor of English at the Univ. of Maine at Orono until his retirement in 1976. In retirement he volunteered in the Smith School library in Winterport, Me. He was the author of several books, including Mostly Maine, Driftwood, and Two If by Sea. He is survived by three daughters, four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Walter C. Quevedo, Jr. '56 PhD, of Providence; June 16, of heart failure. He was a professor emeritus of biochemistry and molecular and cellular biology at Brown. He joined the Brown faculty in 1961 after pursuing skin research at Argonne National Laboratory and at Roswell Park Memorial Cancer Institute in Springville, N.Y. His research focused on animal coloration with an eye to increasing the effectiveness of natural skin mechanisms that prevent sun-exposed cells from developing malignant melonomas and other pigmented tumors that affect humans. He taught courses on the origins of life, evolution, and Darwin, and his animated early-morning "Bio 1" lectures were legendary. He retired from Brown in 2002. In addition to his numerous memberships and scientific societies, he was a member of the Faculty Club, the University Club, Sigma Xi, and Phi Sigma. He was the recipient of the 1987 W.W. Keen Distinguished Service Award and a Career Achievement Award from the Panamerican Society for Pigment Cell Research. He is survived by his wife, Mercedes Hutchinson Quevedo '57.

James F. Ross '58 PhD, of Little Compton, R.I., and Philadelphia, Pa.; July 12, from complications of endocarditis. He was a professor of philosophy and law at Penn. For more than 50 years he researched, taught, and wrote in the fields of medieval philosophy, and the philosophy of language, law, and religion. He wrote numerous articles and books, including Thought and World: The Hidden Necessities. He was a fellow of the Society for Religion in Higher Education and a member of the American Philosophical Assoc. and the American Theological Society. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen; two daughters; two sons; seven grandchildren; and a sister.

Edward M. Holmes '61 PhD (see '56).

Louise Hurley Sweeney '61 AM, of Bloomsburg, Pa.; May 1. She was a retired staff writer for Underwater USA and page editor for the Daily Item. She also worked for the Press Enterprise and the New York Daily News. She was instrumental in founding the Greenwood Friends School in Millville, Pa. She enjoyed quilting, gardening, and photography. She is survived by her husband, Richard '63 AM, '69 PhD; five children, seven grandchildren, and a brother.

Wallace A. Wood '66 MAT, of Dighton, Mass.; July 4. He taught at Bryant College, initially in the mathematics department and later in the computer information systems department. In 2002 he was named Computer Educator of the Year by the International Assoc. for Computer Information Systems. He served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the Dighton-Rehoboth Regional School Committee, the Dighton Finance Committee, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the Massachusetts Teachers Assoc., and Rehoboth Congregational Church, where he served on the board of trustees. He is survived by his wife, Gail; a daughter; a son; a grandchild; and a brother.

Marcia E. Weinstein'65 AM (see '65).

Daniel S. Kubert '69 AM (see '69).

David G. Walker '76 ScM, of San Marcos, Calif.; June 26. He worked as a property/casualty actuary after becoming an associate in the Casualty Actuarial Society. He was active in the San Gabriel Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America, the United Way, the Kiwanis of Hacienda Heights, the Arthritis Foundation and Relay for Life. He is survived by his wife, Rebecca; two sons; his mother; three sisters; and a brother.


Paige V. Hicks '11, of Chesterfield, Mo.; July 20, as a result of a cycling accident. She was a human biology concentrator with a focus on brain and behavior. She was in the process of completing her requirements for medical school while pursing her interest in medieval history and religious studies. She was a member of Brown's ultimate Frisbee team and a woman peer counselor. She was a trip leader for the 2010 Bike & Build Providence to Seattle program to raise money for Habitat for Humanity. She is survived by her parents, Fred and Dawn Hicks; two sisters; and several relatives and friends.


Walter C. Quevedo, Jr. '56 PhD(see G.S.).

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