January 4th, 2012


Ruth Hill Hartenau '28, '29 AM, of Larchmont, N.Y.; Sept. 11. She taught English at North Attleboro (Mass.) High School and St. Dunstan's Choir School in Providence before starting a career in the Providence library system. She later worked in the New York Public Library system as director of the 58th St. branch. She served as president of the Mamaroneck Junior High School PTA and was a member of the Pembroke Club of Westchester, the Episcopal Church Women of Westchester, the Larchmont and National Camp Fire Girls, the Larchmont-Mamaroneck Motion Picture Council, and the Woman's Club of Larchmont. She enjoyed reading, book discussions, and traveling. She is survived by a daughter; a son, Christopher Hartenau '69; and five grandchildren.



Muriel Barnes Jerome '31, of Peabody, Mass.; July 30, from complications of a fall. She was a librarian at the Danvers (Mass.) Public Library before becoming an inspector at Sylvania Electric in Danvers. She retired in 1974. She is survived by a son.


Anita Bellows Rogowski '31, of Andover, Mass.; Nov. 13, 2010.

Harriet Legg Malone '34, of Concord, N.H.; Aug. 29.

Fred B. Tifft '34, of Bennington, Vt.; Oct. 13. He worked for the Bennington Police Department from 1940 to 1944 and was elected Town Auditor, retiring in 1945. He was a Village Trustee from 1953 to 1959 and 1966 to 1970. He was also employed with General Electric and Bijur Lubricating Corp. in Bennington. He was a member of the Mount Anthony Lodge of Masons. He is survived by a daughter, a son-in-law, a daughter-in-law, 18 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren.

Albina Pysz Jablecki '38, of Phoenix, Ore.; Aug. 24. She was a registered nurse on staff at Rhode Island Hospital for 11 years. She also worked in her brother's medical office and as an OSHA nurse at J&K Sales in Pawtucket, R.I. She is survived by two daughters, a son, four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, two sisters, and three brothers.

Martha Crovitz Lusterman '38, of San Anselmo, Calif.; Mar. 5.

William H. Hogan '39, of Sterling, Va.; Oct. 30, 2010.



Matthew Soltysiak '40, of Miami; July 18.

Lawrence J. Weiler '41, of Raleigh, N.C.; Sept. 14. He worked in the purchasing field for several companies in New York City and surrounding areas over the course of his career. He retired to Oriental, N.C., in 1983 to enjoy the beach and play golf. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie; three daughters; a son; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.

William I. Crooker '42, of Enfield, N.H.; Dec. 28, 2010. He was the retired director of student housing at Dartmouth College. He served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the Brown football team, the American Meteorological Society, and Delta Upsilon.

Everett O. White '42, of Middletown, R.I.; Sept. 26. He was a purchasing manager for the Providence Journal for 38 years. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was past president and director of the Advertising Media Credit Executives Assoc. and a director of the National Newspaper Purchasing Assoc. He served on the Barrington, R.I., planning board and chaired its board of tax assessors. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in America in Providence, and a former member of Barrington Congregational Church, St. John's Lodge, and Barrington Yacht Club. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; a daughter; a son, Everett III '72; a granddaughter; and three great-grandsons.

Robert C. Barningham '43, of Mystic, Conn.; Aug. 25, from a cerebral hemorrhage. He was director of engine development at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft until his retirement in 1983. He served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Manchester (Conn.) Country Club and Cranberry Valley (Mass.) Golf Course. He was a member of the Brown sailing team that won the 1942 National Intercollegiate Championship and was Cranberry Valley Golf Course club champion twice and senior champion five times. He is survived by his wife, Ann; a daughter; two sons; and four grandchildren.

Ruth M. Blake '43, of Biebern, Germany; May 28. She was a retired teacher and guidance counselor. She enjoyed playing badminton.

Henry C. Davis '44, of Coral Gables, Fla.; Oct. 9, of cardiac disease. He was a retired chief of surgery at Miami Children's Hospital. He was a veteran of the Korean War. He wrote numerous articles and was a member of the American Medical Assoc., the Florida Medical Assoc., the American College of Surgeons, the Coral Reef Yacht Club, the Miami Watercolor Society, the Riviera Country Club, the Mayflower Society, and Delta Upsilon. He is survived by his wife, Jean; five children; 17 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

C. Robinson Fish III '44, of Newton, Mass.; Oct. 27, 2010. He worked in the life insurance business. In 1949 he received his Certified Life Underwriter designation, and in 1956 he became a member of the Million Dollar Round Table, which he served as speaker in 1965 and 1969 and as secretary in 1970. He is a past president of the Boston Life Underwriters Assoc. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was well known for his work on behalf of the Medic Alert Foundation, which won the Louis I. Dublin Public Service Award on four occasions. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; a daughter; two sons; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Charles F. Gladding II '44, of Tiverton, R.I.; Oct. 2. He worked for Ludlow Corp., parent company of the former Newth Rubber Co., where he served as president. He retired in 1981. During World War II he served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He was a former commodore, a life member of the Barrington Yacht Club, and an avid yachtsman. He was a member of the Narragansett Bay Yachting Assoc. and the New England Beetle Catboat Assoc., and was a former member of the Off Soundings Club, the Twenty Hundred Club, the New Bedford Yacht Club, and the Barrington YMCA. He is survived by two daughters, two sons, 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and a sister.

Edward T. McCabe Jr. '44, of Vallejo, Calif., formerly of Amelia Island, Fla.; May 18, of atherosclerosis. He worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C., before beginning a career with Swift & Co. as a patent attorney. He retired as vice president and general counsel in 1987. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was president of the Amelia Island Plantation Assoc. in the early 1990s and was active in community affairs. He enjoyed walking on the beach and playing golf. He is survived by his wife, Gloria; two daughters; a son, Matthew '82; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Edwin Z. Wattman '45, of Pawtucket, R.I.; Oct. 14. He ran the family business, W&W Jewelry Co., Providence, before becoming a pedodontist. He practiced into his 70s. He served in the U.S. Navy Dental Corps as a lieutenant in the Korean War and spent a year in the Fleet Marine Force as battalion dental officer until his 1954 discharge. He was an avid sportsman and a talented musician. He is survived by two daughters; a sister, Beatrice Wattman Miller '35; a niece, Caryl-Ann Miller Nieforth '59; and a grandnephew, Andy Feldman '86, '91 MD.

Peter S. Given'46, of Huntingdon Valley, Pa.; Aug. 24.

William J. Roos '46, of New London, N.H.; Sept. 17. He worked as a design engineer at Westinghouse Electric Corp. in Sharon, Mass., and at Sintered Metals in Jamaica Plain, Mass., before moving to New London to work with Split Ball Bearing as a product engineer. He held several patents relating to electrostatic precipitations. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. In New London, he served on the city's budget committee, chaired the zoning board, and was the first chairman of the conservation commission. He was a member of the New London Historical Society and the New London Outing Club, and was past director of King Ridge Ski Area. He was an artist, a skier, and an old-car enthusiast. He is survived by his wife, Pauline; a son; two grandsons; and two great-grandchildren.

David G. Thornton '46, of Bloomfield, Conn.; Oct. 13. He retired in 1987 as president of Grote & Weigel Inc., a family-owned maker of quality meat products since 1890. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was active in numerous industry associations and was past president of the 100 Club of Connecticut and a member of the Hartford Canoe Club, the Golf Club of Avon, and the Southport (Me.) Yacht Club. He enjoyed sailing. He is survived by a daughter, a son, a daughter-in-law, five grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Rev. Lawrence W. Cole '47, of Dearborn Heights, Mich.; Sept. 11. He was pastor of the Church of the Open Door in Harvard, Mass.; assistant chaplain at Fort Devens in Ayer, Mass.; pastor of the First Baptist Church of Grasmere in Goffstown, N.H.; and assistant pastor of the Turner Village Baptist Church in Turner, Me. He was an avid reader and enjoyed hunting, fishing, sailing, and cooking. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn; a daughter; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister.

Kathleen Giddings Hankins '47, of Annapolis, formerly of Severna Park, Md.; Sept. 27, from pulmonary disease. As a navy wife, she was active in the navy wives organization events and navy relief activities, for which she was awarded a special service pin. While in Severna Park, she joined the firm of Giddings and Associates as a full-time Realtor associate. She founded the Severna Park Old Timers and was a coeditor of the book Severna Park Reflections—An Album of Memories. In 2009 she was awarded the Heritage Leadership Award for dedicated service to Severna Park. She was a Girl Scout leader and a member of the Cape Arthur Garden Club, the Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, the Hilltoppers Group, and Meals on Wheels; she also served on the Woods Food Service committee. She is survived by three daughters, including Linda Dukes '71; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one sister; and two brothers.

Charles H. McLaughlin '47, '67 MAT, of Providence; Sept. 6. He practiced law in Providence for 52 years and lectured at Roger Williams Univ. He was a communicant of St. Raymond's Church and served on its finance committee. He was a founding member of St. Michael's Council and for many years was secretary for local Boy Scout Troop 82. He was a member of the R.I. Bar Assoc., the American Bar Assoc., and the R.I. and American Trial Lawyers Assoc. He is survived by his wife, Marguerite; three daughters; three sons; and five grandchildren.

Frank R. Rowe '47, of Annapolis, formerly of Point Pleasant, N.J.; Sept. 24. He worked in the shipbuilding and power plant industries and was a former co-owner of a construction company in New Jersey. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed golfing, boating, and stamp collecting. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; a daughter; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Mary Lake Govain '49, of Somerset, Mass.; Sept. 14. She was a retired elementary school teacher who had taught in New London, Conn., and in Gardner, Raynham, Bridgewater, and Taunton, Mass. She also taught religious education classes at St. Ann's Church in Raynham, where she was a communicant. She was active in the American Red Cross, the United Fund, and several youth educational programs. She enjoyed visiting lighthouses and vacationing in Bermuda. She is survived by her husband, Frederick '49; two sons; and three grandchildren.

Donald B. Hyde '49, of Colorado Springs, Colo., formerly of Pawtucket, R.I.; Apr. 23. He was a retired U.S. Air Force weather forecaster. He was a veteran of World War II. He is survived by a daughter, two sons, seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.



Fred H. Baurenfeind '50, of Punta Gorda, Fla., formerly of New York City; Aug. 9. He was a retired executive for the New York Telephone Co. After retiring to Florida, he worked in real estate. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Sagamore Yacht Club in Oyster Bay, N.Y., and the Charlotte Harbor (Fla.) Yacht Club, where he was past commodore. He was an active board member and committee chairman of First United Methodist Church of Punta Gorda and the Conquistadors of Punta Gorda. He enjoyed motorboating and woodworking. He is survived by three daughters, a son, three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Frank G. DeLuca '50, of Barrington, R.I.; Sept. 11. Professor emeritus at Brown, he was chief of pediatric surgery at Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children's Hospital for 36 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard. He served as president of the Providence Medical Assoc. and was a member of the American Medical Assoc., the American College of Surgeons, and the New England Surgical Society; in addition, he was an honorary member of the Italian Society of Pediatric Surgeons. He was instrumental in establishing Hasbro's neonatal intensive care unit, pediatric trauma and intensive care units, and Brown's pediatric surgical fellowship program. He is survived by his wife, Joyce; four daughters, including Francine Soldi '84; a son; 10 grandchildren; a sister; and a brother.

Arnold I. Green '50, of Worcester, Mass., and Sarasota, Fla.; Sept. 22. He worked with his family at Green Brothers of Worcester and A. Green Co. for more than 50 years. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Brown football team and a Life Master bridge player. He enjoyed singing, dancing, and amateur theater. He is survived by a daughter, three sons, five grandchildren, a sister, and a brother.

J. Barron Leeds '50, of Haddon Township, N.J., and New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; Sept. 21. He was a retired senior executive of Grand Union Co. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed playing golf. He is survived by his wife, Claire Beaulac Leeds '41; three children; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Malcolm B. Niedner '50, of Summit, N.J.; Sept. 15. He was a retired New York City advertising executive. He is survived by a daughter; two sons, including Malcolm Jr. '71; six grandchildren; and a sister.

Raymond R. Sturdy Jr. '50, of Truro, Mass.; Sept. 18. He retired in 1986 as co-owner and treasurer of Cheever, Tweedy & Co. Inc., a jewelry manufacturing company in North Attleboro, Mass. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was past president of the Jewelers Board of Trade and a member of the Manufacturing Jewelers and Silversmiths Assoc., the National Wholesale Jewelers Assoc., the Boston Jewelers Club, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, which awarded him the Jubilee of Liberty Medal. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; two sons; and three grandchildren.

Charles A. Andrews Jr. '51, of Providence, Oct. 14. He was a marketing director of the Trane Co. in East Providence before founding Air Filter Systems, an environmental engineering firm. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Army. An active Brown volunteer, he served as president and secretary of his class and received a Brown Alumni Service Award in 2002. He was past president of the Providence Engineering Society and a member of the University Club and St. Sebastian's Church. He is survived by a daughter, Julie Auclair '87; two sons, including Todd '83; two daughters-in law; a son-in-law; six grandchildren; and a brother, John '53.

Richard S. Parker '51, of Babylon, N.Y.; July 12. He was a retired pastor. He is survived by four children, six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and two brothers, including David '54.

Lawrence P. Murphy '52, of Rockland, Me.; Sept. 5. During a 38-year education career he taught English, coached football, tennis, and drama, and was an athletics director. He taught at the Moses Brown School in Providence; the Fay School in Southborough, Mass.; and Lincoln Academy in Newcastle, Me. He was a member of the Universalist Church of Rockland and enjoyed bird watching, canoeing, hiking, gardening, watching the New England Patriots, and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Jean; a daughter; a son; four grandchildren; and five nieces and nephews.

Robert F. Ryan '52, of East Haven, Conn.; Mar. 31. He worked for IBM (R.I.) and Pratt and Whitney (Conn.) before moving to Rochester, N.Y., to open Ryan Ltd., a men's clothing store. In 1967 he changed careers and became a copywriter for a New York City advertising agency. From 1978 to 1979 he wrote and appeared in the Emmy Award–winning TV comedy Madhouse Brigade. He also wrote the off-Broadway musical Romance Is. In 1990 he moved to Maine and tutored high school students in math, English, and SAT preparation. He served as a writer in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He is survived by two daughters, a son, four grandchildren, and two sisters.

Deborah Roads Caulkins '53, of Hopedale, Mass., formerly of Marblehead and Salem, Mass.; Sept. 8. She taught English for more than 20 years at Marblehead (Mass.) High School. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Milford, Mass., and a past member of the Old North Church in Marblehead, where she had served as a deacon. She was a contributing writer for the Marblehead Messenger and a longtime member of the Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead. She enjoying swimming, traveling, playing bridge, and writing poetry. She is survived by two sons and four grandchildren.

Gloria Rosenhirsch Wallick '53, of New York City; Aug. 31, from Alzheimer's. She worked on Head Start programs in the 1960s, and in 1971 helped found the Rosa Lee Young Childhood Center in Rockville Centre, N.Y. In 1978 she became the first director of the Child Care Council of Nassau, where she served for 23 years. She is survived by a daughter; three sons, including Lawrence Wallick '81; eight grandchildren; and a sister.

Arthur R. Newsam '55, of Enfield, Conn.; Oct. 7. He was a retired sales executive of the J.C. Hall Co. He served in the U.S. Air Force. He enjoyed reading and history. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen; a daughter; two sons; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

James D. O'Hara '55, of East Falmouth, Mass., formerly of West Hartford, Conn.; Aug. 19. He worked for the Hartford Courant as a news reporter, and later for the State of Connecticut as an office manager in the state tax department. He was active in Connecticut politics and spent some time as a public relations manager for the Republican Party. In 1987 he moved to Cape Cod and enjoyed sailing his boat, Figaro. He served in the U.S. Navy. He was an avid baseball fan. He is survived by five nieces and three nephews.

Willard C. Frank Jr. '57, of Norfolk, Va.; Sept. 2. Professor emeritus of history at Old Dominion Univ., he taught for 48 years until his retirement in 2004. He published many scholarly articles and was the editor of several books about Spanish, Soviet, German, and Italian military and political history. He served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Unitarian Church of Norfolk and in 1958 researched and wrote extensively about the church's 200-year history. He enjoyed the arts and attending the symphony and opera. He is survived by his wife, Mary; two stepsons; two step-granddaughters; and a brother.

Peter J. Hollitscher '57, of Morristown, N.J.; Aug. 23. He had a career in the financial industry for more than 40 years, primarily with Heller Financial as senior vice president, and with Fleet Capital Corp. He retired in 2003. He served in the U.S. Air Force. He enjoyed gardening and was an avid reader of U.S. history and a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals. He is survived by his wife, Helena; two sons; two granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews.

C. Pennington Brown '59, of Epping, N.H.; Sept. 27, of pancreatic cancer. After working at Marshall Fields & Co. in Chicago, in 1967 he joined the New Yorker magazine and later became the manager of its Boston advertising office. He retired in 2004 and went on to serve two and a half terms in the New Hampshire State Legislature, where he was on the transportation committee. He was a member of the Camden (Me.) Yacht Club and the St. John Episcopal Church choir in Portsmouth, N.H. He enjoyed sailing and listening to classical music. He is survived by his wife, Susan; three children; two grandsons; a sister; a brother; and several nieces and nephews.



Arnold B. Cohen '60, of Phoenixville, Pa.; Aug. 23, from complications of leukemia. He taught at the UC Berkeley School of Law for a year, then worked at the firm of Mesirov, Gelman, Jaffe & Levin in Philadelphia before joining the faculty at Villanova School of Law in 1970. He taught there for 41 years. Author of a textbook on bankruptcy law, he contributed to several other books and wrote numerous articles on bankruptcy and secured-lending issues. He lectured to continuing education law classes. He is survived by his wife, Rona; three daughters; and eight grandchildren.

Lee M. Marshall '60, of Rye, N.Y.; Sept. 9. He worked for many years at Time Inc. and was a U.S. Navy veteran. He is survived by a daughter, a son, a grandson, and a nephew.

Karl G. Layer'62, of Philadelphia; Sept. 5, 2010. A retired priest, he was ordained a deacon at Wisconsin's Nashotah House Theological Seminary in 1965. From 1965 to 1974 he was managing editor of The Living Church magazine in Milwaukee and held various church positions in Milwaukee and Philadelphia until his retirement in 1997. He was admitted to the Order of the Holy Cross in 1996 and the Philosophers National Honor Society in 1971.

Richard P. Wallace '63, of Troy, N.Y.; Sept. 15. He clerked for the New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division, then served as assistant district attorney in Rensselaer County before joining the firm of Martin, Shudt, Wallace, DiLorenzo & Johnson, where he worked for 40 years. Early in his career he taught law courses at Emma Willard School. He was an active member of the New York State Bar Assoc. and served on several committees and charitable organizations. He was an elected member of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. He was a member of, chaired, or was president of numerous organizations, including the Northeast Health Foundation, the Albany Academy, Troy Public Library Foundation, the New York State Museum Institute, and the Rotary Club of Troy. He was the recipient of many awards, including the Russell A. Taylor Award from the New York State Bar Assoc., the Edward H. Pattison Citizenship Award from the Rensselaer County Chamber of Commerce, and the Founder's Award from the Northeast Health Foundation. He is survived by his wife, June; a daughter; two sons, including Scott '00; three grandchildren; and several stepchildren and step-grandchildren.

Arthur S. Evans '64, of San Francisco; Sept. 11, from a heart attack. An activist and writer, in 1969 he was a founding member of the Gay Activists Alliance, pushing New York legislation to ban discrimination against gays in employment, housing, and other areas. He went on to write Witchcraft and the Gay Counterculture and Critique of Patriarchal Reason. At Brown he was president of the Freethinkers Society. He is survived by a brother.

Les Daniels '65, '68 AM, of Providence; Nov. 5, from a heart attack. A historian of comic books and author of horror novels, he wrote ten nonfiction books, including Living in Fear: A History of Horror in the Mass Media (1975) followed by Comix: A History of Comic Books in America (1971), for which he is best known. In addition, his books included histories of Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman. He was the recipient of the Eisner Award for The Complete History: Wonder Woman (2000). In 2004 he produced The Golden Age of DC Comics: 365 Days. He is survived by a sister.

James A. Diamond '66, of Ogunquit, Me.; July 21. He was the Episcopal chaplain for the Univ. of Minnesota from 1973 to 1981; the rector of Christ Church in Andover, Mass., from 1981 to 1999; and the dean of Christ Church Cathedral in Cincinnati from 1999 to 2010. He was also the former president of the Community of the Cross of Nails for the United States and Canada. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; and a son.

Thomas F. Hogg '69, of Cranston, R.I.; Sept. 12. He was chief financial officer for Rhode Island Housing. He served on the board of directors of Cranston Arc, Crossroads Rhode Island, Old Stone Corp., and Bayview Academy. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; three daughters; a son; seven grandchildren; two sisters; and three brothers.



Brian J. Egan '96, of New York City; Sept. 4, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. He was the director of business development for Grand Associates in New York City. He is survived by his parents; his partner, Eric Hunt; a sister; and a niece.



David S. Neale '00, of Springdale, Md.; May 22. He was the founder of Black Lavender Resources and cofounder and editor-in-chief of Black LGBT Art Report. He is survived by his father and grandmother.


Michael Atkins '01, of Woodbridge, Conn.; Aug. 15, from complications of mitochondrial disease. At the time of his death he was working on a memoir to help others understand the experience of becoming progressively and seriously disabled. Since graduating, he interviewed Brown applicants and tutored. He enjoyed reading literature, listening to jazz, and cheering for the Boston Celtics and the Buffalo Bills. He is survived by his parents and a brother.

Kolajo Afolabi '03, of Providence; Sept. 21, of an accidental head injury. He had returned to Brown as an adjunct lecturer in the department of education at the time of his death. He was a student at Harvard's Graduate School of Education and expected to complete his doctorate there in 2013. He had already received numerous honors and awards, including the Harvard Harold A. Berry Scholarship, the Harvard Presidential Fellowship, the Education Pioneers Fellowship, and the A. Alfred Taubman Center's Frederick Lippitt Prize. He is survived by his partner, Bobby Van Druff; his parents; and numerous family, friends, and students.




Ruth Hill Hartenau '29 AM (see '28).

Robert N. Burlingame '54 PhD, of Salt Flat, Tex.; Sept. 25, after a short illness. He taught at the Univ. of Texas, El Paso (formerly Texas Western College), retiring in 1989. He was the author of several books of poetry, including This Way We Walk, Nine Poems, Eighteen Poems, and Some Recognition of the Joshua Lizard. He was a Fulbright Scholar and a recipient of the Pushcart Prize. He is survived by his wife, Linda; a daughter; three sons; and four grandchildren.

Donald H. Powers Jr. '55 PhD, of East Orleans, Mass.; Oct. 4. He was a research chemist at Chomerics and Fabric Research Laboratories. He taught Sunday school for 50 years and was a member of the Federated Church of Orleans and the Namequoit Sailing Assoc. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; a daughter; two sons; 11 grandchildren; a sister; and two brothers.

Arthur I. Alterman '62 ScM, of Broomall, Pa.; Oct. 5, of cancer. He was a research professor of psychology at the Univ. of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine and a senior scientist at the Center for Studies of Addiction sponsored by UPenn and the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center. From 1970 to 1980 he was director of alcoholism research at the Coatesville Veterans Affairs Medical Center; from 1981 to 1984 he held the same position at the Highland Drive Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Pittsburgh; and from 1992 to 2000 he was scientific director of the Center for Studies of Addiction in Philadelphia. He enjoyed reading, history, and classical music. He is survived by his wife, Joan; and a son.

David A. Collins '62 PhD, of Portage, Mich.; Oct. 7. He was a professor at the Univ. of New Hampshire before moving to Kalamazoo College, where he headed the Romance languages department until his retirement in 1996. He enjoyed music, tennis, and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Diane; two daughters; three sons; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two brothers.

Eftihia Lolaki Karkalas '64 ScM, of North Kingstown, R.I.; Sept. 19. She was a professor of biology at the Community College of Rhode Island for 35 years. She enjoyed cooking and traveling. She is survived by a daughter and two grandchildren.

Charles H. McLaughlin '67 MAT (see '47).

Les Daniels'68 AM (see '65).

Phillip S. McKnight '72 PhD, of Atlanta; Sept. 12. He was a professor of German and chair of the School of Modern Languages at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He was on the faculty of the Univ. of Kentucky from 1983 to 2001. He was a girls soccer coach and helped found the State of Kentucky girls select soccer team. He enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, and constructing custom picture frames. He is survived by his wife, Ulrike; two daughters; two grandchildren; a stepson; his mother; two sisters; a brother; and a nephew.

Charles S. Quinn Jr. '72 MAT, of Newport, R.I.; Oct. 9. He taught history and German at Rogers High School in Newport from 1966 to 1985. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He volunteered in the public elementary school system and the John Clarke Retirement Center. He was a member of the Coasters Harbor Navy Yacht Club, where he was a sailing instructor; and a member of the Newport Ski Club, the Friends of Touro Synagogue, the American Legion, the Redwood Library, and the First Presbyterian Church in Newport. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; a daughter; three sons; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four stepsons; seven step-grandchildren; a brother; and several nieces and nephews.

Thais E. Morgan '77 AM, '82 PhD, of Flagstaff, Ariz.; Sept. 8, from multiple sclerosis. She was an English professor at Arizona State Univ. After retiring in the 1990s, she assumed leadership of the local multiple sclerosis support group and served on the Northern Arizona Intergovernmental Public Transportation Committee on Accessible Transportation in Flagstaff. She is survived by her mother.



Donald H. Avery, of Quilcene, Wash.; July 1, of cholangiocarcinoma. He studied and performed research in the metallurgy department at MIT, from which he earned his PhD. He coauthored Superplasticity in an Al-Zn Alloy in 1964, for which he was awarded the American Society for Microbiology's prestigious Howe Medal. The book was cited at an international conference on superplasticity in June 2006 for its originality and seminal influence on a burgeoning global industry. In the 1960s he worked as a consultant to Chomerics Inc. At Brown, he taught an original course in yacht design and a course in foundry methods for artists at RISD. He sailed several times from Rhode Island to Bermuda. Over the years he was often called as an expert witness in metallurgical forensics. In 1996 he retired from Brown. He then started a horse farm in Quilcene, and later raised cows. He was a member of the Explorers Club in New York City. He is survived by a daughter; two sons, including Jon '77; three grandchildren; and a sister.

David Krause, of Providence; Aug. 26. He was a professor of English at Brown from 1953 to 1987 and a leading scholar and biographer of Irish playwright Sean O'Casey. In the 1960s he traveled throughout England and Ireland in search of people O'Casey had written to over the years, and his research led to four volumes of O'Casey's letters. He wrote numerous other books, reviews, and essays. His books include Sean O'Casey: The Man and His Work and The Profane Book of Irish Comedy. He also published three books of poetry: Yellowhammer, Finnegan Unbound, and Fifty Wexford Sonnets. He is survived by his wife, Anne; a daughter; three sons; four grandchildren; a brother; and several nieces and nephews.

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