Helen Robinson Rosenthal ’32, of Middletown, R.I.; June 6. She had worked in New York City as an executive secretary for a private insurance company. She was active in community affairs in Fall River, Mass., and Newport, R.I. A supporter of the arts, she was a founding member of the Newport Players Guild and was a docent at the RISD Museum. She served on the board of the League of Women Voters and on the executive committee of the Fall River Mental Health Assoc., and was a member of the Newport Art Museum. She enjoyed traveling the world.
E. Davis Caldwell ’34, of Chagrin Falls, Ohio; Apr. 29. He had a 30-year career with Allied Chemical. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He volunteered with numerous organizations in the Chagrin Falls area. He was a member of the Society of Plastics Engineers and Phi Kappa Psi. He is survived by his wife, Connie; two daughters; eight grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
Phoebe Merrill Schermerhorn ’36, of Tulsa, Okla.; May 31. She was a homemaker and an active volunteer. She served on boards and committees for numerous community institutions, including the Philbrook Museum of Art, the Gilcrease Museum, the Junior League of Tulsa, the Shakespeare Club, the Ruskin Art Club, the Southern Hills Country Club, and the Tulsa Tennis Club. Phi Beta Kappa. A former member of the Brown swim team, she enjoyed swimming and golfing well into her 80s and 90s. She also enjoyed gardening and cooking and was known for her homemade donuts and raspberry jam. She is survived by three sons, including David ’66 and Richard ’70; daughter-in-law Susan Singleton Schermerhorn ’70; 11 grandchildren, including Peter Schermerhorn ’05 and his wife, Jamie Wolosky Schermerhorn ’05; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Barbara C. Billsborough ’38, of Sykesville, Md.; Nov. 18.
Ewan W. Fletcher ’38, of Lenox, Mass.; May 2. He taught radar technology to Harvard’s ROTC students before obtaining a teaching position at Case Institute in Cleveland. He moved on to teach at MIT and later accepted a position with Kennecott Copper, which he held for more than 18 years. He was a member of Sigma Xi and enjoyed sailing. He is survived by his wife, Virginia, 235 Walker St., Lenox 01240; three daughters; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; six stepchildren, including Elizabeth Howlett Roberts ’78; 13 step-grandchildren; and a sister.
Frances Miller-Dawley ’39, of Warwick, R.I.; May 6. She was a nursing instructor for the State of Rhode Island in Cranston and volunteered at Kent County Memorial Hospital for several years after her retirement. She was a charter member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, where she was a founding member of the Altar Guild. She was the recipient of a Rainbow Grand Cross of Color. She is survived by three sons, eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, a niece, and a nephew.
Anne Mikolajewski Curtis ’40, of North Scituate, R.I.; May 6. She was an assistant registrar at Brown for 31 years. She taught piano for many years and most recently taught bridge at Greenwich Farms. She belonged to the Schubert and Bridgeworks duplicate bridge clubs and was a member of Phillips Memorial Baptist Church. She is survived by a daughter, a son, two grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and four stepchildren.
William A. McCullough Jr. ’40, of North Venice, Fla., formerly of Warwick, R.I.; Mar. 20. He was a retired regional vice president of sales for Nicholson File/Cooper Group. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. A member of the Wannamoisett Country Club, in Rumford, R.I., he enjoyed swimming and playing golf. He is survived by a son, four grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Shirley MacLeod Murray ’40, of West Haven, Conn.; May 15. She was the director of human resources for the former Berger Brothers Co. in New Haven until her retirement. She is survived by a daughter, two sons, three grandchildren, and six great-grandsons.
George K. Pond ’40, of Malone, N.Y.; May 28. He was the president of Pond Electric and Battery Service prior to founding Pond Hearing Aids, from which he retired in 2005. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps and was a prisoner of war for more than a year. He received the Air Medal with two Oak Leaf Combat Clusters, the POW Medal, and the American Campaign Medal with Bronze Star. He was selected to man the controls of the plane that flew the newly released POWs out of Germany. He sat on many local committees and boards, including the Franklin County Mental Health Board, the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce, and the Franklin County House of History. He belonged to Notre Dame Parish and the Knights of Columbus and was a lifetime member of the Malone Golf Course. He enjoyed singing and playing the piano. He is survived by three daughters, three sons, 17 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Nicholas Shmaruk ’40, of Whitehouse Station, N.J.; Jul. 8, 2012. He was the retired president of Nixen Engineering Co. He was a veteran of the U.S. Naval Reserve and member of the R.I. Society of Professional Engineers, the National Assoc. of Professional Engineers, and the Brown Engineering Society.
Harry O’Melia ’41, of Mesa, Ariz.; Apr. 14. He worked as assistant attorney general for the state of Illinois before practicing law as counsel for an insurance company. He later returned to government service as an assistant regional counsel until his retirement. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He is survived by a son and seven grandchildren.
Helen Tasman Tourigney ’41, of Kingsland, Tex., formerly of Palos Verdes, Tex.; May 26. She taught in the Torrance Independent School District for 16 years before retiring in 1985. She was active in St. Francis Episcopal Church in Palos Verdes and in Trinity Episcopal Church and instituted a St. Anne’s Guild at both parishes. She also taught women’s Bible study for 36 years while in Palos Verdes. She enjoyed traveling with her late husband and grandchildren. She is survived by two daughters, four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a sister.
Howard A. Weiner ’41, of Brewer, Me.; Apr. 19. He ran a costume-jewelry manufacturing business for 40 years. After retiring in 1985, he pursued his passion for law as a paralegal working with local firms for several years. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Temple Emanu-El, the Pyramid Club, the Masons, and Phi Beta Kappa. He enjoyed playing softball, tennis, and bridge. He is survived by three sons.
William H. Danforth Jr. ’42, of Hanover, N.H.; May 7. He was a retired investment banker. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed sailing, playing polo, and golfing. He was a member of Psi Upsilon. He is survived by a son, two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Thomas A. Holt Jr. ’42, of Coventry, R.I.; Mar. 30. He is survived by three sons, 10 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren.
Dorothy Coucouvitis Jenis ’42, of Manchester, N.H.; Apr. 23, after a long illness. She worked as a test engineer for General Electric and was president and treasurer of MacArthur Realty Corp. before starting a career teaching English and humanities at Manchester High School West and Central High School. President of the Manchester and New Hampshire education associations, she became a director of the National Education Association in Washington. D.C., where she successfully lobbied for the creation of the U.S. Department of Education. After retiring in 1985, she and her husband ran Orbit Travel and traveled throughout the world. She was a member of St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral and the Daughters of Penelope and was honored in 1991 for her years of service. She is survived by two sons, two grandchildren, a sister, and several nieces and nephews.
Henry L. Mann ’42, of Walpole, Mass.; May 27. He was employed by the Gorham Manufacturing Co. and later founded Mantec Inc., which he ran until his retirement in 1992. During World War II he served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was awarded a Purple Heart. He was a member of St. Mark’s Golf Club, Ward Room Club of Boston, and the VFW Mass. Post 8771. He was a communicant of St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church in Dover, Mass. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and playing tennis and golf. He is survived by his wife, Susan; six children; three stepchildren; 20 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Ellen E. Swanson ’42, of Mansfield, Mass.; Jan. 24. She was a retired director of editorial services at the American Mathematical Society.
David Troup ’42, of Tucson, Ariz.; Sept. 16, 2012, of metastastic cancer. A retired dentist, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Forces. He was a member of the American Dental Assoc., the R.I. Society of Dentistry for Children, and Alpha Omega. He is survived by his wife, Edith; a daughter; and a son.
Lorena L. Pacheco ’43, of Swansea, Mass.; Mar. 11, 2010.
Richard G. Fallon ’45, of Tallahassee, Fla.; May 23. He was dean emeritus of the Florida State University School of Theatre. During World War II, he worked on the Enigma Project as a cryptologist and entertained the troops with live theater. That led to a 60-plus-year career teaching at Florida State, which named its largest performing space after him. He also cofounded Asolo Repertory Theatre. The Danforth Foundation honored him with the national E. Harris Harbison Award for Gifted Teaching. He is survived by a daughter, a son, and five grandchildren.
Henry C. Hastings ’44, of Le Roy, N.Y.; Apr. 16. He was the retired head of the reference department at the Gary (Indiana) Public Library. He was a member of the American Library Assoc., the American Legion, the Bergen Library Book Club, and the Bergen Historical Society. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He is survived by two stepchildren, two grandchildren, a great-grandchild, and his companion, Ann Rogger.
William R. Hirschberg ’44, of Vacaville, Calif.; Apr. 29. He is survived by two daughters, four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Carolyn Adams Waller Bradley ’46, of Seekonk, Mass.; June 1. She worked as a librarian at Pembroke from 1951 to 1954 and as a medical librarian at Bradley Hospital from 1967 to 1989. She was a member of several library associations and was a representative to the New England Regional Medical Advisory Council from 1978 to 1980. She was a trustee of the Seekonk Library and served on the town’s school committee. She was also active in the Seekonk Congregational Church. She was an accomplished watercolorist. She is survived by two daughters, three stepchildren, five grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.
Donald D. Dest ’46, of Clinton, Conn.; Apr. 5.
Carmela Giocastro ’46, of Cranston, R.I.; May 29. She was a retired teacher. She is survived by three sisters and several nieces and nephews.
Phyllis Katz Markman ’46, of Los Angeles; Feb. 14, of a brain tumor. She is survived by her husband, Charles, of 2142 Central Park Ln., Los Angeles 90067.
Frances Patenaude Pattavina ’46, of Braintree, Mass.; May 23. She owned two retirement, rehabilitation, and nursing facilities—Braintree Manor and Hollingsworth House—for 26 years. She served on the Braintree finance committee and was a longtime mentor for the Service Corps of Retired Executives. She was a private pilot. A former member of Brownbrokers and an accomplished pianist, she played for groups including the Braintree Choral Society and the Archbishop Williams High Glee Club. She was a director of the Massachusetts Federation of Nursing Homes and a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society Auxiliary. She enjoyed knitting. She is survived by her husband, Vincent ’45; a daughter; three sons; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Roberta Oresman Steiner ’46, of Chesapeake, Va.; May 11. She is survived by two daughters, three grandchildren, two great-granddaughters, and a brother.
June McCarthy Barrack ’47, of Groton, Conn. June 9. An adjunct professor at the Rutgers School of Social Work, she maintained a private practice and last worked at Raritan Bay(N.J.) Mental Health Center. She was a member of the National Assoc. of Univ. Women, the National Assoc. of Social Workers, and the Literacy Volunteers of America. She enjoyed ballroom dancing, reading, swimming, Bible study, and jazz music. She is survived by a daughter.
George S. Gordon ’47, of Garrison, N.Y.; Apr. 22, of Lewy Body Dementia. He was the ad man who famously persuaded Alexander Calder to paint three jets for the now-defunct Braniff International Airways. A U.S. Navy veteran, he served in the Pacific during World War II and retired from the Naval Reserves in 1959. In 1951, he began a long advertising career as a brand manager for National Distillers in Ontario. He was an account executive for Benton & Bowles and then director of marketing at Massey-Ferguson in Toronto (1957–1963). After that, he joined Eastern Airlines as vice president of marketing. In 1968 he began his own advertising agency, Gordon & Shortt, which he later merged with Wells Rich Greene. He received numerous awards and honors for his advertising work, including the Clio, Ad Man of the Year, and Marketing Man of the Year. Retiring from advertising, he owned and operated East Hampton Aire (1988–1993), ultimately selling his routes to Continental Airlines. He had a simultaneous career as a theater producer, producing Pope John Paul II’s play The Jeweler’s Shop and Oil City Symphony, which won the 1988 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical. In 1993 he took a novel, if unsuccessful, approach to the perfume business—creating the Starclone Co., which made what he called “aroma autographs” from the pheromones in the perspiration of stars. In 1997 he became an adjunct professor of entrepreneurship for UConn’s Stamford Graduate School of Business, and he later served as a consultant to SmartOnline.com. Throughout his life, he enjoyed writing songs and poetry. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; three daughters; and two sons.
To read George Gordon’s profile in the Jan./Feb 2007 BAM, go to www.brownalumni-magazine.com//content/view/240/40/
Isadore Halzel ’47, of Canton, Mass.; June 8. He worked for the MIT Instrumentation Laboratory developing the Polaris missile guidance system and as project manager at the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory on the guidance and navigation systems for the Apollo lunar landing and Trident missile guidance systems. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and spent another 37 years in the U.S. Naval Reserve. He was a senior lecturer at Northeastern Univ. for 25 years. He was a board member of Temple Shalom of Milton. He was PTA president and a member of the Jewish War Veterans. He enjoyed tutoring and mentoring. He is survived by three daughters and eight grandchildren.
Max Bloom ’48, of Cranston, R.I.; June 13. He was a retired cardiologist. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. In addition to his private practice, he was affiliated with several local hospitals and served as clinical assistant professor of medicine at Brown. He was a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American College of Physicians. Sigma Xi and Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by his wife, Frances; two sons, including Ira ’78; two grandchildren; a sister; niece Allison Bloom ’14; and nephews David Bloom ’75, Steven Bloom ’78, and Leonard Bloom ’80.
Salvatore Eacuello ’48, of Cranston, R.I.; May 4. A former cocaptain of the Brown football team, he later played professionally for the Providence Steam Rollers. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. After a career in sales at Wayne Distributing Co. and Rhode Island Distributing Co., he retired and worked for his son at Prime Time Manufacturing in the jewelry industry. He is survived by three sons, eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
John A. Howland ’48, of Vineyard Haven, Mass.; May 5. He worked in General Electric’s business training program and advertising division before embarking on an advertising career at several agencies. He had a 27-year career in the Bell System and retired as director of advertising at AT&T in New York. During World War II he served with the U.S. Army in the Pacific, where he was wounded in the invasions of Leyte and Okinawa. He sat on the boards of Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, the Vineyard Conservation Society, the West Tisbury personnel board, and the Dukes County Historical Society.
Harley Latson ’48, of Pomona, Calif.; Dec. 13. He was the retired president of the Dia-Log Co. and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Helen; two children; three grandchildren; and sister Frances Dinneen ’43.
William J. Roach ’48, of Jacksonville, Fla.; May 17. A veteran of World War II and the Korean War, he retired as a commander in 1983 after 40 years of service in the U.S. Navy and Naval Reserve. He was an instructor in the Naval Correspondents Training Schools in Chicago, and later founded the journalism department at Good Counsel College in White Plains, N.Y., where he taught for 10 years. He later joined the faculty of Univ. of North Florida and was instrumental in establishing its communications program. He helped found the university’s first newspaper. He published more than 150 magazine articles and was a book reviewer for the Florida Times-Union and the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot. An Eagle Scout, he was active with the Boy Scouts of America and was a member of the College of Fellows of the Public Relations Society of America, MENSA, and St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jacksonville. He is survived by two daughters, four grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
Lloyd N. Spindell ’48, of Boca Raton, Fla., formerly of South Orange, N.J.; May 16. He was a retired radiologist and director of radiology at the Newark Beth Israel Hospital. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army as a combat medic and received the Silver Star and Purple Heart. He was a member of the American College of Radiology, the New Jersey Roentgen Ray Society, and Temple Beth Shalom in Livingston. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; two daughters, including Caryn Granofsky ’78; a son; two grandsons; and brother Edward ’49.
Christine Bedrosian Najarian ’49, of Chadds Ford, Pa.; Dec. 17, 2011. She is survived by two daughters and a son.
Pike H. Sullivan ’49, of Wilson, Wyo.; May 8. He had a successful career in investment banking in New York City. He worked at White, Weld & Co. before joining F. Eberstadt & Co. in 1962, where he served as chairman of the board and CEO from 1979 to 1985. He later joined Peter B. Cannell & Co., serving as chairman from July 1988 until his retirement in 1993. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fly-fishing and racing star boats. He is survived by his wife, Susan; daughter Marguerite Sullivan ’80; a son; and two grandchildren.
William A. Taylor ’49, of New Canaan, Conn.; June 10. He had a career in the advertising business in New York City, where he worked at Young & Rubicam; Norman, Craig & Kummel; Dancer Fitzgerald Sample; and later as a consultant at Sidney A. Staunton Associates in New Canaan. He retired in 1996 as the director of the Bailey Corp. in Seabrook, N.H. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He was active in his community and served as president and a member of the board of the Waveny Chamber Music Society and as a member of the New Canaan Roundtable. He enjoyed collecting jazz records; playing bridge, paddle tennis, and golf; and running the New York City Marathon. He is survived by his wife, Julie; a daughter; two sons; three grandchildren; a sister; brother Irving ’51; and two nieces.
Daniel S. Tolman III ’49, of Providence; May 20. He worked as an intelligence researcher for the National Security Agency in Washington, D.C.; as a security analyst for Citibank Farmers Trust Co. in New York City; and as assistant treasurer and investment analyst for the American Mutual Insurance Co. in Boxford, Mass. He then joined First National Bank of Boston as a portfolio manager, retiring in 1985. He was a member of the board of directors of Laurelmead Cooperative Inc., and served as its treasurer.
John C. Wilkinson ’49, of Frederick, Md.; May 31. He worked for IBM in Providence in various positions before relocating to Maryland. After retiring from IBM in 1987, he was a volunteer driver for the Red Cross. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, where he received the Distinguished Flying Cross and several other air medals. A supporter of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, he enjoyed reading and cheering for his grandchildren’s sports teams, as well as for the Boston Red Sox, the Baltimore Orioles, and the Washington Nationals. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; four children; and eight grandchildren.
Benjamin M. Wojtas ’49, of Clifton, N.J.; Dec. 24. He is survived by a niece.
Paul V. Balay ’50, of Lincoln, R.I.; Apr. 5. He was retired from the Balfour Co. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He is survived by two sons, two grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Janice Murray Brockie ’50, of Englewood, N.J.; Apr. 8. She owned and operated Janice Brockie Interiors. She worked with private clients, and her designs were also featured in decorator show-houses during the 1970s and 1980s. She was a member of the Garden Club of Englewood and the Junior League of Bergen County. She enjoyed spending time in Vero Beach, Fla., and on Cape Cod, Mass. She is survived by two daughters, two sons, eight grandchildren, and one great-grandson.
Robert K. Dee ’50, of East Greenwich, R.I.; May 14. He was the business manager of Norwood Chevrolet until his retirement in 1989. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member of Zeta Psi. He was an avid bridge and chess player, loved Broadway musicals, and was known for his clever limericks. He enjoyed traveling, shooting pool, and playing in family poker games. He is survived by his wife, Madelyn Rocchio Dee ’50; three children, including Nancy Dee ’82, who can be reached at email@example.com; one grandchild; a brother; two sisters; sisters-in-law Angelyn Kiernan ’50 and Elena Rocchio ’52; and several nieces and nephews, including Laurel Rocchio ’78.
John Michaud ’50, of Swansea, Mass.; May 17. A certified public account, he was a professor of accounting and finance at Roger Williams College for more than 20 years. He retired in 1995. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves. He was an active communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Church. He enjoyed reading. He is survived by two daughters, four sons, 13 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, a sister, a brother, and several nieces and nephews.
Rudolph E. Petrucci ’50, of Portsmouth, R.I.; Apr. 30. He worked at IBM before teaching high school and college physics in Rhode Island. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was active in his local Catholic church and enjoyed sailing and skiing. He is survived by his wife, Lucille, and seven nieces and nephews.
Lewis P. Scott III ’50, of Gaithersburg, Md.; May 16. He was a retired pediatric cardiologist. He served in the U.S. Naval Medical Corps, achieving the rank of commander, then joined the staff of Children’s Hospital in 1964. Three years later he was named chief of children’s cardiology and in 1974 was appointed chairman of the department. He also served as senior vice president for academic affairs from 1985 to 1988 and was a member of the board of directors until his retirement in 1992. He was a member of Congressional Country Club in Potomac, Md. He enjoyed sailing, playing tennis, and golf. He is survived by his wife, Ethel; a daughter; three sons; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister.
Elsie Ridings Boyce ’51, of Wilmington, N.C., formerly of Summit, N.J.; May 15. She was a retired employee of Bell Labs in Newark, N.J. After moving to Wilmington, she became active in the art community and her paintings were awarded several honors. Her work was featured in the Wilmington Star News and American Artist and most recently was displayed in a solo retrospective gallery show. She was a member of the National Watercolor Society and the National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylics. She is survived by her husband, James; three daughters; three grandchildren; and a sister.
John J. Dee ’51, of Petaluma, Calif.; May 31, after a long illness. He worked in administration and management for Blue Cross Blue Shield until 1968, when he became executive director of the ILWU-PMA Welfare Fund, from which he retired in 1994. He was a talented pianist and enjoyed classical music and theater, and played baseball and golf. He is survived by his wife, Mary; two sons; two granddaughters; two sisters; a brother; sister-in-law Madelyn Rocchio Dee ’50; and niece Nancy Dee ’82.
Mary P. Dinmore ’51, of Scarborough, Me., formerly of Hamden, Conn; Apr. 21. She worked as a school counselor and later as a school psychologist for the Cheshire (Conn.) school district until her retirement. She is survived by a sister and several nieces and nephews.
Ann Tingey Ellsworth ’51, of Brewster, Mass.; Apr. 30. A homemaker and volunteer, she was active in local organizations, including the Cushing Hospital Auxiliary and the Plymouth Congregational Church. She enjoyed choral music and sang with the Plymouth Congregational Church choir, the A Cappella Singers, the Boston Symphony’s Tanglewood Festival Chorus, and the Chatham Chorale, of which she was treasurer. She is survived by a daughter, two sons, five grandchildren, and a brother.
Archie D. Falardeau Jr. ’51, of Vero Beach, Fla.; May 11. He was a retired employee of IBM in New York City. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He enjoyed traveling. He is survived by a sister and several nieces and nephews.
Constantine Hologgitas ’51, of Newport, R.I.; Apr. 10. He worked in the life insurance industry for Lincoln National and Prudential, and then sold real estate for the former Henry DeCotis Agency in Newport. He retired in 1980. He was a 73-year member of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA) and on the first committee to build AHEPA housing in Newport. He was a member of St. Spyridon’s Greek Orthodox Church, where he served on the board and was council president. He was an active member of the Newport Players Guild and starred in many productions. He was also a member of the Newport Historical Society, the Preservation Society of Newport County, the Newport Art Museum, and the Blithewold Mansion. He enjoyed reading and watching the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. He is survived by his wife, Joanne Vardakis Hologgitas ’47, of 448 Broadway, Newport 02840; and several cousins.
Robert E. Lenker ’51, of Millersburg, Pa.; Apr. 27. He owned Keystone Broom Works, was deputy executive director of the Pennsylvania General State Authority, associate vice president for finance at Temple Univ., and retired as executive vice president of Community Banks Inc. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. At Brown he was a member of the football and baseball teams. He was also a member of the First United Methodist Church, Susquehanna Lodge, the American Legion, the Millersburg Boating Club and Ferryboat Assoc., the AARP, and the Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art. He enjoyed fishing. He is survived by his wife, Victoria; a son; and a grandson.
Priscilla Wright Lingham ’51, of Harvard, Mass.; June 17. She was a homemaker. She is survived by four children, including daughter Laurie ’78 and son Bradford ’79; 10 grandchildren; and a sister.
Norman R. Marcoux ’51, of Seattle, formerly of Fall River, Mass.; Apr. 28, of Alzheimer’s. He taught mathematics at Portsmouth Priory for 40 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his wife, Olivia; two daughters; and two granddaughters.
Leonard E. Palizza ’51, of Cranston, R.I.; May 2. He was a retired architectural representative for various manufacturing companies. He won numerous awards for his salesmanship. He was a nine-year veteran of the U.S. Naval Reserves. He was a communicant of St. Mark Church and an usher for more than 50 years. He is survived by two daughters, two sons, seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and his companion, Linda McGee.
Francis J. Salvato ’51, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., formerly of Wallingford, Conn.; May 17. He was a retired salesman for the Prudential Life Insurance Co. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Church. He is survived by his wife, Lenore; two daughters; a son; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister; and several nieces and nephews.
Norman Torosian ’51, of Plymouth, Mass.; Jan. 8. He worked for many years at Heald Machine Corp. and retired as a design engineer for Simco Design and Development Co. in Worcester. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Armenian Church of Our Saviour, the Morningstar Lodge of Masons, the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts, and the Boston Consistory and Scottish Rite Bodies. He enjoyed reading, sports, and spending time with family. He is survived by a daughter, a brother, and nieces and nephews.
William K. Flanzbaum ’52, of Pacific Palisades, Calif.; Oct. 19, 2012. He was the manager of computer projects at TTI Citicorp in Santa Monica. He is survived by his wife, Tanya; daughter Rhonda Flanzbaum ’81; and a son.
George Beavers III ’53, of Upperville, Va.; May 19. He was vice president of sales at Bowne & Co. Stationers in New York City and later opened a restaurant. After leaving the restaurant business, he relocated to Upperville. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a competitive rower at Brown, a trustee of Salisbury School, and a member of the New York Yacht Club. He enjoyed sailing and riding motorcycles. He is survived by a son, two grandchildren, and his companion, Gay Semler Estin.
Nancy Campbell Kwok ’54, of Honolulu; Apr. 25. She was a researcher, writer, librarian, and editor. She worked at Yale’s Sterling Memorial Library, the Punahou School, the Bishop Museum, and the Honolulu Academy of Arts. She edited her husband’s writings and in 1973 wrote “A Woman’s Guide to American Football,” which was published in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. She is survived by her husband, Daniel W.Y. Kwok ’54; a daughter; a son; two granddaughters; and two sisters.
Norma Caslowitz Munves ’54, of New York City; Feb. 20, after a brief illness. She was vice president of James Robinson Inc. Active in many civic and community organizations, she was especially loyal to Brown. She was a trustee from 1988 to 1994, serving on the Corporation committee on administration and financial aid. She also was national chair of the Annual Fund. A class officer, she chaired her class reunion gift committee, and she was vice president of the New York Brown Club. Most recently, she was a member of the Corporation Emeriti Executive Committee. She was also president of the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York. She is survived by her husband, Edward ’52; two daughters Joan Munves Boening ’80 and Elizabeth Munves Sherman ’77; son-in-law David Sherman ’79; four grandchildren, including Benjamin Sherman ’06 and Sarah Sherman ’09; one great-grandson; a sister, Gail Caslowitz Levine ’63; and a brother-in-law, William Levine ’64.
Irene Hart Grady ’55, of Silver Spring, Md.; Aug. 31, 2012. She was a retired reading specialist for the Montgomery County public school system. She was a member of the American Assoc. of Univ. Women. She is survived by a daughter, a son, and two grandchildren.
Oscar E. Arpin ’56, of Punta Gorda, Fla., formerly of Ashburnham, Mass.; Apr. 1. He was a retired civil engineer.
Alton V. Ryder ’56, of Mont Vernon, N.H.; Apr. 29. He was a retired engineer for Sanders Assoc. and Digital Equipment Corp. He was a volunteer firefighter and cemetery trustee. For several years he served as director of the New Hampshire Cemetery Assoc. He kept horses, cows, pigs, and poultry, and enjoyed beekeeping, woodworking, and radio-controlled model planes. He is survived by his wife, Betty; a daughter; two sons; and five grandchildren.
Harriet A. Babcock ’57, of Keene, N.H.; Mar. 28.
Sylvia Thorley Blakeley ’58, of Bridgewater, Mass., and Cape Coral, Fla.; May 28, after a brief illness. She was an English teacher and then media specialist at Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School for 32 years. An avid sports fan, she enjoyed cheering for all Boston sports teams, watching her children and grandchildren play sports, and golfing and traveling. She is survived by her husband Robert ’58, ’59 MAT; four sons, including David ’84, Peter ’85 and Mark ’86; nine grandchildren; brother Francis Thorley ’57; and several nieces and nephews.
Jeremy C. Clark ’58, of Alexandria, Va.; Feb. 4. He is survived by a son and a sister, Judith S. Clark ’58.
Kenneth H. Craik ’58, of Berkeley, Calif.; Mar. 29, 2012. He was a retired professor and research psychologist at UC Berkeley and the Environmental Design Research Assoc. He founded the Journal of Environmental Psychology and the Environmental Psychology Division of the International Assoc. of Applied Psychology. In retirement he continued to lecture and mentor students, and to conduct research at the Institute for Personality and Social Research at UC Berkeley. He is survived by his wife, Janice.
Ellen Crowley ’59, of Naples, Fla., formerly of Boston; Apr. 21. She was a clinical psychologist practicing in the Boston area prior to retiring to Naples.
Walter C. Pickett III ’59, of Virginia Beach, Va.; June 3. After a long and distinguished career in the U.S. Navy, he retired as Commander in 1983. He founded Safe Harbour Realty Inc. and operated it for 17 years before retiring. He sang with the Jabberwocks at Brown and later with the choir at First Presbyterian Church, where he was a member. He was also a member of Kappa Sigma. He is survived by his wife, Joan Clement Pickett ’60; a daughter; two sons; three grandchildren; and a brother.
Anita Resnick Cunitz ’60, of Rockville, Md.; Oct. 3, 2012. She was a retired vice president of Consumer Usage Laboratories Inc. She is survived by a daughter, a son, a grandson, a sister, and a brother.
Barbara Steinberg Geller ’62, of Mercer Island, Wash.; Mar. 17. She was a business and management consultant for two Seattle firms. She was active in the Democratic party and enjoyed traveling. She is survived by her husband, Arthur; two children, two granddaughters, and a brother.
Miriam McCollom Prouty ’65, of Shreveport, La.; May 13, of hydrocephalus. A retired teacher, she taught at Shreveport Montessori School from 1970 to 1990. She is survived by her husband, Leonard; a daughter; nephew John F. Bauschatz ’97; and a sister.
Roberta D. Ornstein ’71, of Chestnut Hill, Mass.; Apr. 28, of pancreatic cancer. She retired in 2005 as senior vice president and managing director of Deutsche Asset Management/Scudder Investments. She previously worked at Summit Partners, Liberty Financial, Shearson Lehman Brothers, and the Boston Co. She served on the board of directors of the Boston YMCA, the New England Organ Bank, and New England Realty Associates. After retiring, she became an instructor at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts. She is survived by her husband, Guilliaem Aertsen; her parents; a brother; a niece; and a nephew.
Jeffrey O. Earle ’73, of Watertown, N.Y.; Aug. 14, 2012. In addition to his dental practice in Hackettstown, N.J., he practiced advanced reconstructive dentistry. He held two U.S. patents for dental devices and was a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.
Richard L. Smith ’73, ’76 MD, of South Hamilton, Mass.; June 8. After graduating from medical school, he served in the U.S. Public Health Service before establishing a private family medical practice in Rowley, Mass. He enjoyed the arts, hiking, scuba diving, the Boston Celtics, and the Rolling Stones. He is survived by three sons, two sisters, two brothers, and several nieces and nephews.
Scott E. Merrill ’79, of Nashua, N.H.; May 24. He was an employee of BAE Systems for 30 years. He was an avid golfer and New England Patriots fan and enjoyed spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife, Gail; two daughters; three grandchildren; and two brothers.
Kathryn Kelleher Wechseler ’80, of Providence; Dec. 20, of heart disease. She worked in banking for many years in Boston and later served as a compensation analyst for various companies, including Lifespan. She was devoted to her family and rescued pet dogs. She enjoyed traveling and good food. She is survived by her husband, Serge; a stepson; her mother; three siblings; and several nieces and nephews.
Mark Lindgren ’82, of Westminster, Colo.; Apr. 26. He worked as a field operations manager for Baskin-Robbins. He was an active member of the alumni associations of Brown and Harvard Business School. He is survived by a daughter, a son, his parents, a sister, and a brother.
Stacy Doris ’84, of San Francisco, Jan. 31, of leiomyosarcoma. She was an associate professor in the creative writing program of San Francisco State Univ., where she had taught since 2002. She is the author of six books of poetry in English and three in French, as well as two fictionalized memoirs. She is survived by her husband, Chet Wiener; two children; her parents; and a brother.
Hank Landers III ’84, of Salem, N.H.; June 9. Nicknamed “the Hammer,” for his big bat, he was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers and played two years in their minor league system. He later played on four championship teams with the Andre Chiefs in the Boston Intercity League. Over the years, he worked for M/A-COM Technology Solutions, Progressive Power Products, and the Vicor Corp. At Brown, in addition to playing outfield, he set individual records as the Bears’ quarterback. He was inducted into the Brown Athletic Hall of Fame in 1991 and the Intercity League Hall of Fame in 2011. He is survived by a daughter, two sons, three sisters, his partner Sharon Siegel ’86 and several nieces and nephews.
Katherine J. Rogers ’87, of Somerville, Mass.; Apr. 14, of ovarian cancer. She was a self-employed veterinarian. She is survived by two sons; her mother and her father, William D. Rogers ’52, of 1112 Park Ave. New York City 10128; a sister; brother William D. Rogers Jr. ’80; two aunts; an uncle; and five cousins, including Linda Saxl Minton ’82 and Stephen Saxl ’85.
Sumner C. Hayward ’49 AM, ’52 PhD, of Concord, N.H.; May 7. A scholar and academic administrator, he spent 30 years teaching psychology and doing educational research at Carleton College in Minnesota, Beloit College in Wisconsin, and SUNY Empire State College. He published numerous articles in scientific journals and was awarded three National Science Foundation grants. He also composed songs, six of which have been recorded on CD, along with his comments about his history and philosophy. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He is survived by a daughter, three sons, seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
John P. McTague ’65 PhD, of Montecito, Calif.; June 7. A physical chemist, he was a technical staff member at North American Rockwell Center from 1964 to 1974 and then a professor of chemistry and member of the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics at UCLA from 1970 to 1982. After that, he became the first chair of the National Synchrotron Light Source Department at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Subsequently he was appointed deputy director, then acting director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy under Ronald Reagan. In 1986 he joined Ford Motor Co. as vice president of research and was vice president of technical affairs until his retirement from Ford in 1999. During the first Bush administration, he was a member of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology and U.S. chair of the U.S.–Japan High Level Advisory Panel on Science and Technology. He was founding cochair of the Department of Energy’s Laboratory Operations board and a member of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board from 1990 to 2000. In 1992 he was a founding member of the Univ. of California President’s Council on the National Laboratories and was the first chairman of its Technology Transfer Panel, serving on both until 1995. From 1994 to 1999 he was also chairman of the Fermilab Board of Overseers. In his later career he served as vice president of laboratory management at UCLA and then as a professor emeritus at UC Santa Barbara. He was a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Assoc. for the Advancement of Science. He received numerous awards, including the American Physical Society’s Pake Prize and Alfred P. Sloan, John Simon Guggenheim, and NATO senior fellowships. He established the John P. McTague Career Development Chair at UCLA in 1999. In retirement he enjoyed his family and travel. He is survived by three daughters, a son, nine grandchildren, and a sister.
Charles M. Strauss ’66 ScM, ’69 PhD, of Narragansett, R.I.; Feb. 10. He is survived by three children, three grandchildren, and two sisters.
Mary E. Marcarelli Johnson ’69 MAT, of Portland, Me., formerly of Enfield, Conn.; May 30. She worked as a reference librarian for many years at the Windsor (Conn.) Public Library. Following the death of her husband, she retired to Portland. A lifelong learner, she frequented Portland’s libraries and museums, and she enjoyed traveling, especially to Italy, and corresponding with relatives there. She was an avid gardener. She is survived by three children, including Gregory ’94 and his wife, Ginger Browne Johnson ’96; four grandchildren; a sister; and a brother-in-law.
Richard L. Smith ’76 MD (see ’73).
Julie Wentworth Colliton ’90 MD, of Breckenridge, Colo., formerly of Newton, Mass.; Aug. 16, after a long battle with anorexia. She is survived by a daughter and three sisters.
Gene B. Carpenter, of Providence; June 13. He worked for Linus Pauling at the California Institute of Technology as a postdoctoral research fellow before joining the faculty at Brown in 1949. His expertise in chemistry and crystal structure led him to fellowships and visiting scientist and lecturer positions around the world. He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship from 1956 to 1957, which he spent at the Univ. of Leeds, England, and was a visiting professor at the Univ. of Groningen, Netherlands, from 1963 to 1964. In 1966 he taught chemistry courses at Tougaloo College on assignment from Brown. His research on chemistry and crystallography appeared in more than 100 scientific journals and publications. He retired in 1988 but continued his research for almost two decades. He was a member of the American Chemical Society and the American Crystallographic Society. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; a daughter; a son; two granddaughters; three step-grandchildren; four nieces; and a nephew.
Joseph DiMase, of Warwick, R.I.; Apr. 29, after a long illness. He was a semi-retired gastroenterologist who taught gastroenterology fellows at the Warren Alpert School of Medicine. He opened his practice in 1966. To ensure that uninsured individuals who needed a colonoscopy had access to one, he originated the Screening Colonoscopies for Uninsured People program (SCUP). He was an active member of the Partnership to Reduce Cancer in Rhode Island and a member of the Screening and Detection Working Group. He was also a member of the American College of Physicians, a fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology, and the recipient of its first service award for his work on the SCUP program. In addition, he served on the board of the Audubon Society of Rhode Island. He is survived by his wife, Susan; four daughters; two sons; nine grandchildren; a sister; and a brother.
Daniel J. Hanson Jr., of Avon Park, Fla.; Mar. 25. He joined the radiology department of the Univ. of Kentucky Hospital and was on the faculty from 1962 to 1965. In 1982 he joined the Brown faculty while serving as a radiologist at Roger Williams and R.I. hospitals. He was chief radiologist at R.I. Hospital from 1981 until his retirement in 1994. He was appointed clinical professor emeritus of diagnostic imaging in 1996. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a member of the Eastern Radiological Society, the European Pediatric Radiology Society, and the Radiological Society of North America. He was past president of the Rhode Island Country Club and sat on the boards of Rhode Island Magnetic Imaging, Rhode Island Hospital, Bradley Hospital, and St. Andrew’s School. He is survived by his wife, Ann; four daughters, including Julie Hanson Swanson ’81, of 825 N. Abingdon St., Arlington, Va. 22203; four granddaughters; a sister; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Professor Emeritus of History Robert C. Padden, of Rockland, Me.; Jan. 31. A Brown faculty member teaching Latin American history and culture for 17 years, Padden in 1976 cofounded the Center for Portuguese and Brazilian Studies with a handful of faculty members from other departments, helping inaugurate an interdisciplinary approach to the humanities at Brown. The center received department status in 1992. Padden, a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II who later earned his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley, specialized in the ethno-history of European expansion, comparative American colonial societies, and Mexican national history. In addition to his contributions to scholarly journals, Padden was the author of The Hummingbird and the Hawk: Conquest and Sovereignty in the Valley of Mexico, 1503-1541 and edited a translation of Tales of Potosí that the Times Literary Supplement called a major contribution to Latin American studies. While in graduate school, Padden worked as a credit manager in Las Vegas casinos, an experience he described in a vivid Harper’s article called “Reflections of a Gilded Cage.” An avid fly-fisherman, in his retirement he contributed articles and reviews to such publications as Rod and Reel and the Journal of American Fly-Fishing. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Adele, and daughters Penelope ’82 and Lorraine ’88.