Mary Louise Hall Gleason ’32, of Newton, Mass.; Sept. 18. She was a former high school English and music teacher. She is survived by daughter Constance Gleason DeVol ’81.
Marjorie Huse Coffin ’33, of Houlton, Me.; Oct. 16. She taught English and Latin at Houlton High School from the late 1950s until 1973. In retirement she was active with the Houlton Congregational Church and as a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She served as a trustee of Nasson College in Springvale. She is survived by a son, three grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Warren R. Daum ’36, of Monroe Township, N.J.; Sept. 10. He was the former president of Gravure Technical Assoc. and founding president emeritus of the Gravure Education Foundation, where he served for more than 45 years. During World War II he was in the U.S. Navy. Rochester Institute of Technology honored him with its Byron G. Culver Award for outstanding contributions to printing education. He was an honorary member of the European Rotogravure Assoc., and enjoyed astronomy, gardening, swimming, traveling, and playing cribbage. He is survived by two daughters and two grandchildren.
Frances Sartwell Holdsworth ’37, of Marion, Mass., formerly of Bristol, R.I.; Oct. 28. She was a homemaker and a member of the Bristol Historical Society and the Brown Alumnae Club of Bristol County. She is survived by two daughters; three grandchildren, including Mark Weaver ’08; and four great-grandchildren.
Wallace H. Lineburgh ’37, of Delray Beach, Fla., formerly of Fairfield, Conn.; Sept. 9. He was an insurance broker for 50 years with Lineburgh and Co. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was director and president of the Bridgeport Visiting Nurses Assoc. for 15 years. He served on the boards of the Fairfield YMCA, the Bridgeport Symphony, and the Bridgeport Rotary Club. He was a member of the Pequot Yacht Club, Cedar Point Yacht Club, and Fairfield Beach Club. He was an avid tennis player, sailor, and golfer. He won numerous town championship titles and regatta trophies. He also enjoyed music, and played the drums, piano, accordion, keyboard, and vibraphone. He marched with the Westchester Brassmen Drum and Bugle Corps in Harrison, N.Y., and played with the Connecticut Hurricane Alumni Corps, the Westport Community Band, and the Shriner Brass Band. He is survived by four daughters, nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, two nieces, and a nephew.
Barbara Porter DeLuca ’40, of Framingham, Mass.; Nov. 6, after a brief illness. She was an elementary school teacher in Framingham and Maynard. She was an avid New England Patriots fan and enjoyed needlework and quilting. She is survived by two daughters; two sons, including Robert DeLuca ’66; ten grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
William C. Glueck ’40, of Naples, Fla., Apr. 27, 2012.
Alyce Faryniarz Barnes ’41, of Trenton, formerly of Lawrence Township, N.J.; Nov. 5. A registered nurse during World War II, she followed that with a long career as an RN in private duty and at Merwick and Princeton hospitals. She was an active member of the Lawrence Senior Center and the Polish National Catholic Church in Lawrence Township. She enjoyed traveling. She is survived by a son, a daughter-in-law, three grandchildren, and a brother.
George V. Snell ’41, of Beaufort, S.C., formerly of Bristol, R.I.; Oct. 20. He was a retired vice president of human resources at Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket, R.I. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army and was honored with a Bronze Star. He was active on numerous civic and charitable boards in both Rhode Island and South Carolina. He was an avid sailor. He is survived by daughters Ann Snell Mecherle ’64 and Patricia Snell Barry ’65; sons-in-law Ramond Mecherle ’63 and John Barry ’63; four grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.
Dorothy Berger Friar ’42, of Pawtucket, R.I.; Oct. 18, of Alzheimer’s disease. After achieving her stockbroker’s license, she worked in an investment firm for several years before joining the family business of her second husband, David J. Friar. She was an active alumna, serving as class president, class vice president, and class fund-raising leader, and received a Brown Alumni Service Award in 1997. She enjoyed traveling and playing golf and bridge. She is survived by her daughter, Judith Gourse Hoffman ’76; two sons, including Richard Gourse ’71, ’80 PhD; a daughter-in-law, Wilma Ross Gourse ’69, ’82 PhD; a stepdaughter; three stepsons; and 12 grandchildren.
Charles T. Lloyd ’42, of Mount Dora, Fla.; Nov. 30, of kidney failure. He was an assistant secretary of defense in the division of international affairs. He retired in 1979. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army and was awarded the Bronze Star. A former Scoutmaster, he was active in campaigns for adult literacy and prenatal care in Lake County, Fla. He was a member of the Congressional Country Club. He enjoyed sailing, camping, hiking, and playing golf. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; a daughter; two sons, including Bruce ’69, of 1054 South Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena, Calif. 91105; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
George H. Rooney ’42, of New York City; Aug. 12, of cancer. He was a retired sales manager for Reynolds Metal Co. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of Delta Upsilon. He is survived by his wife, Susan.
Joseph R. Weisberger ’42, of Riverside, R.I.; Dec. 7. He served the Rhode Island Judiciary for 56 years. Initially appointed to the Rhode Island Superior Court in 1956, he served through 1978, when he was elevated to the Rhode Island Supreme Court as an associate justice. He served in that capacity until 1993, when he was named acting chief justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court. In 1995 he was confirmed as chief justice and he served until 2001. In retirement he remained active, serving as a justice under the statutory provisions of judicial recall, and was instrumental in establishing the Supreme Court Appellate Mediation Unit. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Rhode Island Bar Assoc., the American Bar Assoc., and the American Judicature Society. He was a past president of Phi Beta Kappa, past chairman of the ABA Appellate Judges Conference, past chairman of the National Conference of State Trial Judges, past member of the ABA House of Delegates, a member of the American Law Institute, a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, and at the time of his death a faculty member of the National Judicial College. In addition to 12 honorary degrees, he received numerous awards, including the 1989 Erwin N. Griswold Award for Teaching Excellence from the National Judicial College, the 1989 Herbert Harley Award from the American Judicature Society, and the 1995 Goodrich Award for Service to Rhode Island Taxpayers. In 2007 he received the Rhode Island Bar Assoc. Award for Judicial Excellence, and in 2009 the National Judicial College Award for the Advancement of Judicial Education. He was inducted into the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame in 1980, and Pope Paul VI appointed him a Knight of St. Gregory. He was a 56-year communicant and trustee of St. Brendan Church. He was also a trustee of Roger Williams University, vice chairman of Rhode Island Hospital’s board, and a trustee of St. Joseph Hospital and Our Lady of Fatima Hospital. He chaired the Governor’s Council on Mental Health. He is survived by his wife, Sylvia; a daughter; a son; and four grandchildren.
Wayne P. Curtis ’43, of Meredith, N.H.; Oct. 23. He was a retired sales associate for Ashworth Bros. Inc. of Winchester, Va.; and Baldwin Belting Inc. of New York City. He later was a courier for the law firm of Tinti, Quinn, Grover and Frey in Salem, Mass. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed outdoor events and dancing. He is survived by two daughters, two sons, a stepdaughter, nine grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.
Betty Regenstein Hartman ’43, of Winnetka, Ill; Oct. 29. She is survived by a daughter, five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
Arnold T. Galkin ’44, of Providence; Nov. 20. He was an executive with American Insulated Wire. He retired in 1988. He was involved with several civic and charitable organizations. He was a member of Temple Torat Yisrael and enjoyed playing tennis. He is survived by two sisters-in-law, a niece, and two nephews.
Milton E. Noble ’44, of Pawtucket, R.I.; Oct. 26. When he retired in 1984, he worked at Brown for 28 years —the last 22 as University registrar. In this role he served on numerous committees, including the education policy committee and the committee on academic standing. He was active in the Woodlawn Baptist Church in Pawtucket, where he was a deacon, Sunday school teacher, and Bible school superintendent. He was cofounder of the Rhode Island Assoc. of Evangelical Churches, serving as its first president and first executive director. He helped organize two interdenominational coalitions to present before the General Assembly: the Coalition to Preserve Traditional Values and the Coalition for Life. He regularly contributed to the Providence Journal column “Face of Religion.” During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was involved in several civic organizations. He was a founding member of the New England Assoc. of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers and was its first president. He was also a member of the American Assoc. of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. He was a trustee of Barrington College and a board member of the Barrington Christian Academy. Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by his wife, Joyce; two daughters; a son; ten grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two nieces; and a nephew.
Elizabeth Tyrrell Donahue ’45, of Fleming Island, Fla.; Nov. 3, of pulmonary fibrosis. She was a homemaker. She enjoyed playing golf, swimming, and horseback riding. She is survived by her husband, Robert, of 1223 Stern Way, Fleming Island 32003; four sons; six grandchildren; sisters Louise Kaczowka ’42 and Ruth Morse ’47; brother-in-law Henry Kaczowka ’40; and nephew Lynn Tyrrell ’77.
Donald A. Blake ’46, of Needham, Mass.; Nov. 9. He spent his career in banking and retired as vice president of Bank of New England in 1987. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He was an active member of the First Baptist Church, where he served as a trustee, treasurer, auditor, and Sunday school teacher. He enjoyed boating and jazz music. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Taft Blake ’49; a daughter; a son; and five grandchildren.
Anna Johnson Tomkinson ’46, of Harwich, Mass.; Dec. 4. She was a homemaker who was always available to help family, friends, and anyone in need. She enjoyed drives to the ocean, watching classic movies, and reading. She is survived by her husband, Bill; two daughters; two sons; and two grandsons.
Warren E. Macdonald ’47, of Cumberland, R.I., formerly of Seekonk, Mass.; Oct. 6, of Alzheimer’s disease. He was the retired president of Macson Inc. of Seekonk. He was active in the community as a baseball coach, a Boy Scout leader, and a member of the Seekonk planning board. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. He enjoyed reading, playing pool, and golf. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; two daughters; three sons; and ten grandchildren.
Marleah Hammond Strominger ’47, of St. Louis, Mo.; Oct. 27. She was active in her church and in many community organizations. She was an original regional director with Brown’s National Alumni Schools Programs. Phi Beta Kappa. She is survived by daughter Linda Strominger ’76, son Mark Strominger ’78, and five grandchildren.
Albert E. Tucher ’47, of New York City, formerly of Bridgewater, N.J.; Dec. 16, after a long illness. He taught at New Dorp High School on Staten Island and at South Plainfield High School in New Jersey before directing the Bridgewater-Raritan High School chorus for 25 years. For most of that time he also chaired the fine arts department. He retired in 1987. He was a regular guest conductor at the annual state Opera Festival and the All-State Chorus. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his wife, Doris; two daughters; two sons; and four grandchildren.
B. Allen Aikens III ’48, of Algonac, Mich.; Apr. 11.
Roberta Connolly Coyne ’48, of Barrington, R.I.; Dec. 2. She was a homemaker involved in various local community activities and organizations, including the Barrington Women’s Club. An avid golfer, she was a member of the Barrington Bogeys women’s golf league. She is survived by three sons, eight grandchildren, and niece Julie Lyon Newton ’69.
James A. Griffiths ’48, of Scituate, Mass.; Dec. 3. He was the retired president of Commercial Union Asset Management Corp. and a retired investment committee chairman of the Joint Underwriters Assoc. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of American Legion Post 144. He is survived by his wife, Edith; two daughters; a son; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
Carl Oxholm Jr. ’48, of Newtown Square, Pa.; Mar. 8, 2011. After several years in the retail business, he joined Penn Mutual Life Insurance Co. of Philadelphia, from which he retired as vice president of marketing. He enjoyed playing golf and was a member of St. David’s Golf Club in Wayne, Pa., and the Meadows Country Club in Sarasota, Fla. He is survived by his wife, Frances; three sons; and eight grandchildren.
Conrad G. Swanson ’49, of East Greenwich, R.I.; Nov. 19. He was a fire prevention engineer with Allendale Insurance Co., now FM Global. During both World War II and the Korean War he served in the U.S. Navy. He was an active member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. He is survived by two daughters; three sons, including Conrad Jr. ’87; daughter-in-law Kathleen O’Shea Swanson ’87; seven grandchildren; and a sister.
Robert H. Dodge ’50, of Denver; Dec. 3. He served in the U.S. Army for 23 years, including World War II and the Korean War, retiring as a lieutenant colonel in 1967. He later worked as director of community relations for the Salvation Army and as a development director for Laradon Hall, Sewall Rehabilitation Center, and the Denver Botanic Gardens. He was a 16-year member of the Denver Kiwanis Club and served as secretary, vice president, and president of the Denver Kiwanis Foundation. He was an active member of TEV Edelweiss, a German cultural preservation organization in Denver, and a member of Aurora Presbyterian Church, where he was a deacon and elder. He is survived by his wife, Josephine; two children; and three stepchildren.
Irwin H. Marill ’50, of Bethesda, Md.; Aug. 28, of viral pneumonia. He had a private psychiatry and psychoanalysis practice. He was also a consultant at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and at the U.S. Department of State. While serving in the army, he was chief of psychiatry at Fort Belvoir and assistant chief of psychiatry at Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii. He was a member of the Baltimore-Washington Institute for Psychoanalysis, where he chaired the education committee. He is survived by his wife, Roslyn; a daughter; two sons; and five grandchildren.
James E. Rogers ’50, of Jupiter, Fla., formerly of Madison, Conn., and Norwood, N.J.; Nov. 11. He had a 38-year career with Kerite Co., retiring as vice president and general manger. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Theta Delta Chi and commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 2871 (Conn.). He enjoyed playing golf. He is survived by his wife, Joan; three daughters; a son; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Antoinette Mullinax Skeeters ’50, of Winston-Salem, N.C.; Oct. 22. She taught at the Summit School for 25 years. She was a cofounder of the local chapter of the Learning Disabilities Assoc. She enjoyed concerts, the opera, and traveling. She is survived by a daughter, two sons, four grandchildren, a brother, a niece, and a nephew.
Eric M. Smith ’50, of Whitesboro, N.Y.; Oct. 17. He was employed with General Electric for 35 years. During World War II and the Korean War he served in the U.S. Merchant Marine. He was a member of the General Electric Elfun Society and the Lions Club. He is survived by his wife, Ann; two sons; and seven grandchildren.
Richard L. Gempp ’51, of Warren, R.I.; Oct. 24. He worked at the Yates Rubber Co. in Fall River, Mass., before retiring in 1994. He was a member of the Warren School Committee, chairman of the Warren High School Building Committee, and a communicant, lector, Eucharistic minister, and trustee of St. Alexander parish. He was also a member of the Brown Club of Rhode Island and Brown Community Learning in Retirement. He is survived by his wife, Anna; a daughter; two sons; and eight grandchildren.
Warren L. Lundgren ’51, of Salt Point, N.Y.; Nov. 7. He was a teacher in the Pine Plains school district for more than 20 years. After retiring from teaching he worked at Marona’s Market in Millbrook, N.Y. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; a daughter; three sons; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Theodore A. Maroni ’51, of Shirley, Mass.; Nov. 3. He worked as an electrical engineer for Western Electric for 30 years, retiring in 1985. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Navy. He served on the town’s finance committee and was a member and past treasurer of the American Legion. He is survived by his wife, Pauline; two daughters; a son; three grandchildren; and five stepchildren.
Gordon H. Armstrong ’52, of Maumee, Ohio; Nov. 20. He was an executive in the health-care and technology business, living in New Jersey and Maryland before retiring to Ohio. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed painting, sailing, wood carving, and playing the guitar and piano. He is survived by two sons, seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild, a sister, and a brother.
Judith B. Brown ’52, of Providence; Oct. 15. She worked as an executive secretary at several companies over the course of her career. She was actively involved at Brown, serving as class president for many years, and in the surrounding communities, as secretary of the Summit Neighborhood Assoc., and as a volunteer at the Rochambeau Library. For more than 60 years she was a member of Grace Episcopal Church, where she was a docent, a chalice-bearer, a director of the altar guild, and a member of the vestry. She was an avid gardener and bird-watcher. She is survived by a brother, Theodore Brown ’50; a sister-in-law; and nieces and nephews.
Eunice Bugbee Manchester ’52, of Warwick, R.I.; Nov. 24. She was a retired teacher in the Warwick elementary schools. A long-time board member of the Brown Alumnae Club of Kent County, she enjoyed gardening, bicycling, and knitting. She is survived by a daughter, three sisters, a brother, and several nieces and nephews.
James McKnight ’52, of Annapolis, Md.; Oct. 29. He was a research scientist at the Human Resources Research Organization before he created the National Public Services Research Institute, which he led as president and chief scientist. He merged it with the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation in order to retire, though he remained an adviser. He wrote, composed, directed, produced, and acted in Washington, D.C., amateur theater, and started an amateur theater group, called No-Talent Night, in Annapolis. He was a member of Brown’s ski team and the first president of the New England Intercollegiate Ski Conference. He enjoyed skiing into his 70s. He also enjoyed sailing and was a member of the Eastport Yacht Club. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl; a daughter; two sons; and a granddaughter.
John S. Mutterperl ’52, of Wenham, Mass.; Nov. 30. He practiced as an ob-gyn at the former Hunt Hospital and Beverly Hospital for many years before retiring in 1993. He later worked for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Fellows and Service Program, where he was recognized for his work at Indian Health Service hospitals. He held a private pilot’s license and was an avid sailor. He was a member of the First Congregational Church of Winchester, the Eastern Point Yacht Club in Gloucester, the American Medical Assoc., the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists, and the North Shore Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia; a daughter; two stepsons; three grandchildren; a sister; a niece; and five nephews.
Demetra Protulis Boulas ’53, of Dallas; Nov. 30. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Stanley ’54; two sons, including Jay ’80; and three grandsons.
Robert S. Briggs ’53, of Litchfield, Conn.; Nov. 25, of complications from Parkinson’s disease. He practiced internal medicine. He was president of the Sanctum, a men’s club; chairman of the Charlotte Hungerford Board of Governors for 21 years; and a member of the Litchfield recycling advisory committee. He enjoyed hiking, fishing, gardening, and woodworking. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Gillespie Briggs ’58; two daughters, including Margaret Briggs-Gowan ’89; a son; and four grandchildren.
Theodore P. Gibson ’53, of Tulsa, Okla.; Nov. 7. He was an attorney active in the Tulsa County Bar Assoc. and the Oklahoma Bar Assoc., becoming a senior member in 2002 and receiving his 50-year certificate in Oct. 2010. He served as a delegate on several bar association committees and was most recently of counsel at Jarboe Law Firm. He enjoyed playing tennis. He is survived by his wife, Carlie; two daughters; three sons; and seven grandchildren.
James E. Guinane ’53, of Keene, N.H.; Nov. 14, after a long illness. He worked for Tufts New England Medical Center as a pediatric neurologist until his retirement. He was a member of the Cheshire Kennel Club and vice president of the Monadnock Humane Society. He enjoyed classic literature, traveling, fine wine, and Sudoku. He is survived by his wife, Linda; a daughter; a son; and two grandchildren.
John A. Magnuson ’53, of Santa Barbara, Calif.; Oct. 15 of Parkinson’s disease. He worked as a finance and accounting executive for the Procter & Gamble Co. for 35 years, including assignments as international auditor and treasurer of a Canadian subsidiary. He served in the U.S. Army. In retirement he was a volunteer for the U.S. Forest Service, Channel Islands National Park, and the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; sister-in-law Elizabeth Campbell Magnuson ’63; and two nieces, including Katherine Magnuson ’95.
Harry W. Newhard ’53, of St. Louis, Mo.; Oct. 20. He worked at the stock brokerage firm Newhard, Cook and Co. throughout his career. During the Korean War he served as a U.S. Navy pilot. He is survived by a daughter, son Pennock ’86, seven grandchildren, niece Mary Mitchell ’76, and nephew Grove Mower ’80.
Robert D. Bates '54, of Bonita Springs, Fla., formerly of Putnam, Conn.; Oct. 31. He was a science teacher and longtime coach at Putnam Middle School for 30 years. He was a member of the Putnam Lodge of Elks and Quinnatisset Country Club and played softball at the Citrus Park “field of dreams” for 19 years. He is survived by his wife, Ruth; three sons; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a brother.
John K. Colby ’54, of Lexington, Va.; Oct. 26. He worked as a science teacher and school business administrator in schools throughout the United States. He enjoyed hiking, photography, volunteering with Native Americans, and working on archaeological digs throughout the northeast and southwest. He is survived by a daughter, a son, and seven grandchildren.
Robert O. DiSaia ’54, of Warren, R.I.; Sept. 27. He was an architect. He enjoyed writing and playing golf. He was a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor.
William E. Hall ’54, of New York City; Oct. 12. He taught English and journalism in the New York City school system for more than 45 years. He retired in 1997. He was a collector of antique furniture and china. He is survived by a cousin.
Barry F. Pearce ’54, of Reno, Nev.; Nov. 26. He worked for 40 years in the aerospace industry as a manager of missile and defense systems at TRW Inc., Calif., before retiring to Reno. He was a member of the Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl; two daughters; two sons; a stepson; six grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
Joan Northup Robertson Thompson ’54, of Dover, N.H.; Oct. 18, after a long illness. She was a retired English teacher and guidance counselor for the Coventry, R.I., school system. In retirement she served as a mission support counselor for the American Baptist Churches of Rhode Island. She is survived by her husband, David; a daughter; a son; and a brother.
George M. Davis ’55, of Jacksonville, Fla.; July 18.
Laureen Hogan Nourie ’55, of Berwyn, Pa., formerly of Orleans, Mass.; Oct. 24, from complications after a stroke. She was a homemaker and an active volunteer at various churches, including St. Norbert’s of Berwyn, St. Malachy’s of North Philadelphia, and St. Joan of Arc in Orleans. She taught religious education and was a lector, most recently at St. Agnes of West Chester, Pa. She is survived by her husband, Richard ’55; three daughters, including Carolyn Aspinall ’86; two sons, including Richard Jr. ’82; sister Mary-Elizabeth Boyd ’53; nieces Sarah Boyd Blair ’86 and Ann Kane ’86; and nephews-in-law Huntington Blair ’83 and George Kane ’86.
Mary-Jean Paquet ’55, of West Brookfield, Mass.; Aug. 20, 2011.
Alexander J. Sammartino ’55, of New York City; Aug. 15. A retired electrical engineer, he worked all around the world throughout his career. He is survived by his wife, Elsie, and two daughters.
Richard Y. Lamb ’56, of Oak Park, Ill.; Sept. 28.
David B. Bradley ’58, of Barton, Vt.; Nov. 15. He taught Latin and coached soccer at St. Mark’s School in Southborough, Mass. Later he became professor of business administration and accounting at Lyndon State College, from which he retired in 2007. He served on the Barton zoning board, planning commission, and financial committee during the 1990s. A member of the Barton Country Club, he enjoyed reading and playing golf. He is survived by his wife, Tanya; a daughter; three sons; three grandchildren; and a brother.
R. Reinhold Hoffman ’58, of St. Louis; Oct. 29. In addition to serving as a dentist in the U.S. Navy from 1962 to 1964, he had a dental practice in Richmond Heights from 1964 to 2006. He was a member of the American Dental Assoc., the St. Louis Dental Society, Marshland Game Preserve, Forest Hills Country Club, and the St. Louis Synchronized Skating Club. He enjoyed duck hunting and gardening. He is survived by his wife, Merle; a daughter; a son; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister; and nieces and nephews.
Bruno Modica ’59, of Sun City Center, Fla.; Dec. 11, of complications from Parkinson’s disease. He was a retired vice president of Allen-Bradley International. He enjoyed sailing, painting, and photography. He is survived by his wife, Jane; four children, including Gina Modica ’85; ten grandchildren; and a sister.
Sandra Swanson Hammer ’60, of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., formerly of Dorset, Vt.; Oct. 11. She worked in computer systems sales at Control Data Corp. (Mass.). In retirement she split her time between Vermont and New Smyrna Beach. She enjoyed traveling, attending New York City theater, and playing bridge, at which she attained the title of Gold Life Master. She is survived by her husband, Richard; two daughters; a son; four grandchildren; a stepbrother; and a half-sister.
Brett T. Blanchard ’61, of Putney, Vt., formerly of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Sept. 9. He was a marketing consultant in Stamford, Conn.; a residential manager of the Hotel Margaret in Brooklyn, N.Y.; a realtor in Newtown, Conn.; and a landscape designer in Florida. He retired from Burdine’s/Macy’s in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He enjoyed the theater and played guitar. He is survived by a sister, a niece, and cousins.
Helene G. Lew ’62, of San Francisco; Nov. 4. After graduating, she joined the Peace Corps and traveled through Asia and Europe. She earned a master’s in education and taught for more than 28 years at Commodore Stockton Elementary School in Chinatown. She retired in 1998. She is survived by a sister and five nieces.
Penelope Johnson Korhumel Beattie ’63, of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., formerly of Lincolnshire, Ill.; Oct. 30. She began her career at the Chicago Zoological Society’s Brookfield Zoo in the mid-1970s and in 1981 became the first woman to chair its board. She was responsible for the zoo’s Seven Seas Panorama dolphin facility. As a strategic adviser with Philadelphia-based consultants Schultz & Williams, she worked with many zoos, aquariums, and nonprofits across the country. She was an avid sports fan. She is survived by her husband, Ted; a daughter; a son; four grandchildren; and a brother.
Gary C. Davies ’66, of Chandler, Ariz.; Oct. 31. He was an investment banker and venture capitalist. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne, and two brothers.
John G. Leinen ’71, of West Chester, Pa.; Nov. 28. He was employed for 15 years with Roche Biomedical Laboratories and SmithKline Beecham Clinical Laboratories. From 1995 to 2011 he held managerial positions at several medical communications and pharmaceutical companies, including Cephalon Inc.; Trinity Communications Inc.; and Scientific Frontiers Inc. He was an avid surf fisherman and enjoyed vacations on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; three daughters; a sister; two brothers; and several nieces and nephews.
Donald R. Gordon ’72, of East Greenwich, R.I.; Nov. 10, after a long illness. He worked in the software industry for many years, taking several information technology companies public. Later he was a management consultant in the defense industry. He enjoyed sailing and skiing. He is survived by his wife, Constance.
Richard A. Browning ’75, ’78 MD, of Barrington, R.I.; Nov. 13. He was a past chief of anesthesia at Rhode Island Hospital and Miriam Hospital and had served as a clinical professor of anesthesia at the Warren Alpert Medical School since 1988. He was a member of the board of directors of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the Rhode Island Society of Anesthesiologists, and the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing platform tennis. He is survived by his wife, Lisa; three children, including Karen Browning ’12 MD; his parents; and three siblings.
Marcia L. Miele ’76, of Williamsport, Pa.; Nov. 13, of brain cancer. She helped found Preservation Williamsport and served on the Historic Architectural Review Board for 30 years. In 1977, after restoring a downtown building, she opened the Court and Willow Café. That success led to the opening of the Peter Herdic House in 1984. She is survived by her husband, Bob; a son; and numerous friends and family, including niece Elizabeth Miele ’01 and nephew Ellicott Wood ’06.
Rita M. Rooney ’80, of Boston, formerly of Pittsburgh; Dec. 1. She practiced law in Pittsburgh; Dublin, Ireland; and most recently in Boston. She was the director of Faith Formation at St. Elizabeth’s Church in Milton, Mass., and was attending Boston College for a master’s degree in theology at the time of her death. She is survived by a son, her parents, three sisters, four brothers, and 19 nieces and nephews.
Patricia L. Arledge-Loonie ’84, of New Canaan, Conn.; Oct. 12, of leukemia. She worked as an Emmy Award–winning television producer for many years in Los Angeles and New York City before marrying and moving to New Canaan in 1997. She was an active volunteer in her children’s schools. She is survived by her husband, Bob; two children; her mother; two sisters; a brother; and nieces and nephews.
Ata K. Erdogan ’98, ’02 MD, of Chicago; Aug. 26, of lung cancer. He was a cardiology fellow at Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at Northwestern. He is survived by his parents and a brother.
Herbert F. Frolander ’50 ScM, ’55 PhD, of Corvallis, Ore.; Nov. 8. He was a member of the Oregon State Univ. oceanography faculty until his retirement in 1986. He was one of the first coordinators of the OSU Sea Grant Program and traveled throughout the U.S. as a National Science Foundation lecturer. He enjoyed working with teaching assistants and upon his retirement from OSU asked that any tribute be directed to them, which resulted in the establishment of the Herbert F. Frolander Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He enjoyed the outdoors, hiking, camping, fishing, and making wine from the grapes he cultivated. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie; two daughters; two sons; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Nestor E. Caroselli ’54 PhD, of Kingston, R.I.; Sept. 17. He was a retired professor of botany at URI.
Miriam Hall-Wunderlich ’64 MAT, of Shutesbury, Mass.; Oct. 24, of lung cancer. She was a former English teacher and retired Cambridge Trust Co. assistant vice president. She retired in 2001 as manager of the bank’s Concord branch. She was an accomplished equestrian and pianist. She is survived by her husband, Tom Wunderlich; two sons; three grandchildren; a sister; a brother; and her former husband.
Myron T. Pearson ’70 MAT, of Muscatine, Iowa; Nov. 14. He worked as a high school science teacher for many years. He enjoyed the outdoors and playing football. He is survived by his wife, Judith; three sons; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
George M. Stabler ’75 PhD, of Middlebury, Vt., formerly of Hollis, N.H.; Nov. 11, of complications from diabetes. He worked as a software engineer for Prime Computers and Apollo Computers in Massachusetts before joining Workstation Solutions in Nashua, N.H. He retired in 2010 from Oracle in Nashua. He was an amateur artist and a member of the Audubon Society, the Sierra Club, the Humane Society of the United States, and New Hampshire Public Radio. He is survived by his girlfriend, Christine Hayward; a daughter, Elizabeth Stabler of 80 Main St., Hollis, N.H. 03049; a son; a sister; and two brothers-in-law.
Grete Evans Miller ’76 PhD, of Canonsburg, Pa.; Dec. 6. She was a respiratory therapist at Washington Hospital and Canonsburg General Hospital. In addition, she ran an antiques business and participated in the Washington Antiques Fair for 25 years. She also enjoyed sewing, needlepoint, and reading mystery novels. She is survived by her husband, Charles.
Dorothea E. Burk ’81 PhD, of Dallas; Oct. 31, in a car accident. She joined the electrical engineering department at the Univ. of Florida in 1980 as an assistant professor, and by 1990 was promoted to full professor. During her tenure, she was principal investigator on over $1 million and coprincipal investigator on $1.5 million in research. She published more than 60 articles on measurement, fabrication, and modeling of semiconductor devices. In 1995, after leaving the Univ. of Florida, she worked at Motorola, Photodigm, and UT Southwestern Bioinstrumentation Resource Center in Dallas. In 2005 she joined the electrical engineering department of the Univ. of Texas at Dallas.
Richard A. Browning ’78 MD (see ’75).
Ata K. Erdogan ’02 MD (see ’98).
Dwight A. Sweigart, of Providence; Oct. 29, from throat cancer. He held appointments at Oxford Univ., the Univ. of Wales, and Swarthmore College before coming to Brown in 1980 as a professor of chemistry. He served as vice chair of the chemistry department from 1999 to 2002. He served as an associate editor of the scientific journal Organometallics from 1997 to 2010. He published more than 180 papers during his career. His research involved catalysis and nanotechnology, and within the last decade was focused on organometallics, a subfield of inorganic chemistry. He is survived by a son, Benjamin ’05, and two brothers.