Bruce H. Ritenburg ’35, of Fredonia, N.Y.; June 9. A mechanical engineer, he worked for Castner Electrolytic Alkali Co. in Niagara Falls before taking over his father’s company, Nog Inc. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He held positions in several local organizations, including chairman of the Lakeshore Council of Boy Scouts and president of the Dunkirk-Fredonia Kiwanis. He was also a member of the Shorewood Country Club, was a 65-year member of the Masons, and received a certificate of lifetime membership from the Salvation Army. He held the distinction of being the oldest member of the Cassadaga American Legion. He is survived by a daughter, two sons, two stepdaughters, a stepson, ten grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Gladys Bernstein Rapoport ’38, of Margaretville, N.Y.; June 13. She was a retired financial aid director at Oakland Univ. in Rochester, Mich. She is survived by two daughters and a son.
Lois Bauer Remmer ’39, of Oak Bluffs, Mass., formerly of Glastonbury, Conn.; June 14. She taught English at Glastonbury High School for 18 years. In 1986 she moved to Martha’s Vineyard and taught literature, writing, and women’s studies at the Nathan Mayhew Seminars for nine years. She was a cofounder of the Martha’s Vineyard Literacy Volunteer Program, which she served as secretary and tutor for ten years. She was also an active member of multiple book clubs, play-reading groups, and the NAACP. She was an avid reader and enjoyed writing about her life. She is survived by two daughters, two sons, and three grandchildren.
Seth A. Abbott ’42, of Rockland, Me., formerly of Hamburg, N.Y.; June 21. He practiced law in Hamburg and was a partner in the Abbott, Tills and Knapp law firm at the time of his retirement. He held several public offices, including Hamburg Town Justice, New York State Supreme Court Justice, administrative judge for the New York State controller, Hamburg town supervisor, Hamburg village justice, and Erie County legislator. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a communications officer. He was a member of the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, as well as the Erie County and New York State Bar Assocs., the Elks and Lions Clubs, and the American Legion. He enjoyed family genealogy research. He is survived by his wife, Lois; a daughter; two sons; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Charles P. Isherwood ’44, of Fort Myers, Fla.; June 22. He worked in the insurance business at Starkweather & Shepley in Providence before retiring to Florida in 1984. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army and was awarded three battle stars and the combat infantry badge. He is survived by three children, a grandson, and a sister-in-law.
Philip A. Simpson ’44, of Winthrop, Me.; July 24. He owned and operated Sunset Pass Campgrounds on Maranacook Lake for many years. During World War II and the Korean War he served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He enjoyed big band and jazz music and often played piano at local restaurants. He was a member of the Temple Lodge and the American Legion. He enjoyed swimming and boating, as well as playing golf and tennis. He is survived by his wife, Susan; a stepdaughter; a stepson; and four grandchildren.
Virginia Siravo Stanley ’44, of Coronado, Calif., formerly of Vincennes, Ind.; Apr. 4. In Vincennes she worked as a real estate broker and established the Stanley Tax Service. She retired to Coronado at age 80. She was a volunteer for the Red Cross, the Navy League, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the Good Samaritan Hospital, and Friends of the Library. She was an avid reader and enjoyed the opera and traveling. She is survived by four children, nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, two sisters, and several nieces and nephews.
Jane Richardson Wright ’44, of Schenectady, N.Y.; June 2. An avid seamstress, she worked for more than 20 years as a volunteer in the Schenectady Museum’s costume collections department. Her custom-designed quilts were part of a lecture series at the museum. She is survived by her husband, Eugene; three daughters; a son; ten grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Alan P. Coller ’45, of Cape May, N.J.; June 14. He was employed by the Westinghouse Corp. for 38 years. He served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during World War II and was involved with the Manhattan Project. He was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He enjoyed skiing, tennis, and golf. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; two sons; two daughters-in-law; and two granddaughters.
Evelyn Scigliano Duvall ’45, of Bakersfield, Calif.; Jan. 13.
Alma Fain Alper ’46, of Belmont, Mass.; Aug. 6. She was a social worker and hosted The Little Red School House, a children’s-talent radio show in Providence, before marrying and starting a family. She was a member of the Brownbrokers, the local PTA, and the board of directors for Community Counseling of Bristol County. She enjoyed raising her children and spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by two daughters; five sons, including Clifford ’73; and ten grandchildren, including Brendan Alper ’09.
Margaret Marshall Layton ’46, of Tyler, Tex.; July 1. She was office manager and bookkeeper for her husband’s company, Layton Engineering. She volunteered in many of her children’s activities and enjoyed being a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and wife. She is survived by a daughter, a son, a daughter-in-law, a son-in-law, four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, a niece, and three nephews.
Ramona Pugsley Comrie ’47, of Mystic, Conn.; Aug. 7. She worked at Connecticut College in the bursar’s office and later as secretary to the assistant to the president. From 1958 to 1963 she was an administrative assistant in the Pembroke College admissions office. In 1963 she returned to Connecticut College as secretary to the president until her retirement in 1988. She is survived by a stepdaughter and four step-grandchildren.
Walter A. Delaney ’47, of Southold, N.Y.; June 22. He was an officer in the New York City Police Department for more than 30 years, retiring in 1986 with the rank of captain. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed boating, fishing, golfing, and travelling. He is survived by his wife, Margaret; a daughter; five sons, including Richard ’75 and Kevin ’77; and 15 grandchildren.
John J. Kaminski ’47, of Greenville, R.I.; July 22. He worked as an engineer in the HVAC business for more than 40 years. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was an avid New England sports fan and an amateur or “ham” radio operator; he enjoyed bowling and playing golf. He is survived by a daughter, two sons, seven grandchildren, a great-grandson, and a sister.
Calvin E. Bamford ’48, of Wakefield, R.I., formerly of Pittsburgh; June 29. He worked with the Aluminum Co. of America in Pittsburgh for more than 40 years before retiring as an executive and moving to Rhode Island. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his wife, Mary Pat; a daughter; three sons; and six grandchildren.
Arthur E. Shalit ’48, of Mountainside, N.J.; June 3. He was the retired president of Perri Construction Co. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his wife, Holly; three sons; three grandchildren; and a brother.
Kenneth B. Smith ’48, of Wilmington, Del., formerly of Clarence, N.Y.; Aug. 3, after a short illness. He worked as an engineer at Spaulding Fiber Co. in Buffalo before moving to Wilmington, where he was employed with Whitco Chemical and Halby Chemical Co. He later worked as a project engineer for various companies, including Scott Paper Co. and DuPont. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed reading, woodworking, playing tennis, and vacationing on Cape Cod. He is survived by his wife, Geneva; two daughters; two sons-in-law; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Lynn Carter ’49, of Westport Point, Mass.; June 5. He worked for Brown & Sharpe Manufacturing Co., Teledyne Co., and the Northrup Corp. before retiring in 1985. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during the Korean War and received several medals of honor for his service. After retiring he worked on the town finance committee and was a member of the Acoaxet Club. He enjoyed hunting, skiing, sailing, golfing, and tailgating at college football games. He is survived by his wife, Suzanne; a daughter; two sons; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother; and several nieces and nephews.
Gordon H. Price ’49, of Westport, Mass., formerly of Orient, N.Y.; June 8, after a brief illness. He was a retired executive art director and vice president of Dancer Fitzgerald Sample Advertising in New York City. Among his major accounts were Toyota, General Mills, and Brown-Forman Distillers. He retired in 1984 and became a residential designer, founding Art Direction Inc. He was a former member of the Art Directors Club of New York and the Illustrators Club of New York. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He is survived by three sons, a stepson, three grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Alan L. Sack ’49, of Exeter, N.H., formerly of Newton, Mass.; June 8. He was a retired executive vice president of HMA Direct, where he founded the direct marketing and fund-raising agency groups. He was nationally known for direct mail fund-raising for nonprofit organizations and worked with PBS, Boston Children’s Hospital, Joslin Diabetes Center, and the U.S. Olympic Committee. After retiring, he became a Service Corps of Retired Executives volunteer. He was a member of the board for the Boston Artist Ensemble for 28 years. He loved cars. He is survived by his wife, Miriam; daughter Martha Sack ’79; a son; and two grandchildren, including Benjamin Hyman ’11.
Charles W. Thomas ’49, of Baltimore; Apr. 22. He worked for Bethlehem Steel, rising to assistant superintendent of the electrical department before retiring in 1982. He later worked until 1990 as assistant director of maintenance at Towson Univ. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He volunteered with the Dundalk Methodist Church in several capacities for more than 60 years. He was a board trustee for the Baltimore County Public Library and a member of the Assoc. of Iron & Steel Engineers, the Sparrows Point Engineers Club, the American and Maryland Library Assocs., and the Dundalk Rotary Club, which he served as president and secretary. In 1969 he was published in Iron and Steel Engineer magazine. He enjoyed recruiting lacrosse players for Brown in the Baltimore area. He is survived by his wife, Doris; two daughters, including Ann Thomas ’77, ’85 ScM; a son; and three grandchildren, including Andrew Marshall ’10.
Ruth Horton Watkins ’49, of Vero Beach, Fla. and LaCrosse, Wisc., formerly of Greenville, Miss.; June 28, of cancer. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Greenville Country Club and the Mississippi Seniors. She enjoyed gardening, reading, and playing golf and bridge. She is survived by a son, a daughter-in-law, and four grandchildren.
Philip A. Lundgren ’50, of Cranston, R.I.; July 18. He worked for Amica Mutual Insurance Co., retiring as an underwriting officer in 1989. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Army and was later commander of American Legion Post 1. He was an active member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, where he served as a deacon. He was a Master Mason and a member of the Scottish Rite and R.I. Shriners, as well as a member of the Verdandi Male Chorus, the American Union of Swedish Singers, the Cranston Jaycees, the Goose Pond Lake Assoc., and the Granite Acres Property Assoc. He is survived by his wife, M. Barbara; two daughters; two sons-in-law; two grandchildren; three nieces; and a nephew.
Herbert E. Torberg ’50, of Easthampton, Mass.; June 19, after a brief illness. He worked at Sikorsky Aircraft and IBM before joining Kollmorgen Corp. in 1952, where he became president of the electro-optical division, retiring in 1987. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He got his private pilot’s license in 1959 and enjoyed a long association with LaFleur Airport. He was active in the Easthampton Congregational Church, the Wright Homestead, and the Boy Scouts of America. He enjoyed aiding in the research for exhibits at the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, Conn., and traveling. He is survived by two daughters, including Carolyn Crocker ’69; a son; son-in-law Richard Crocker ’69; nine grandchildren, including Stephen Crocker ’02; 10 great-grandchildren; and a sister.
Diane Deland Wagner ’50, of Vienna, Va.; June 14, after suffering a stroke in May. She was an event planner with MITRE Corp. before retiring in 1994. She was active in Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, serving as a Eucharistic minister. She enjoyed dogs and crossword puzzles. She is survived by a daughter and four sons.
Edward J. Yuskiewicz ’50, of Hampton Falls, N.H.; July 2. He worked for more than 30 years at GTE-Sylvania in Ipswich, Mass., and Exeter, N.H. He continued as an aviator in the U.S. Naval Reserve until 1983 and attained the rank of commander. At Brown he captained the freshman football team. He enjoyed traveling and spending time with family. He is survived by five daughters, a son, seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, three sisters, and several nieces and nephews.
Janice Drake Box ’51, of Pawtucket, R.I.; July 20. She was a retired registered nurse. She was an active member of the Pembroke Club, the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Wild Harbor Yacht Club, and the New Silver Beach Assoc. She was also a communicant of St. Maria Goretti Church in Pawtucket. She enjoyed gardening, playing tennis, and travelling. She is survived by her husband, Joseph; three daughters, including Susan Box ’86; a son; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Stanley Bujnicki Jr. ’51, of Gardner, Mass.; July 18. He worked as an engineer for Bell Laboratories before operating Stanley’s Oldsmobile dealership in Gardner, Mass., where he eventually acquired several other used-car dealerships. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Massachusetts State Automobile Dealers Assoc. and an active member of the VFW and American Legion. He enjoyed biking, running, boating, windsurfing, ice fishing, and ice hockey. He is survived by his wife, Margaret; two daughters; two grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Walter P. Crabtree III ’51, of St. Petersburg, Fla., formerly of West Hartford, Conn.; July 9. He was a third-generation architect who designed 35 schools and public buildings in Connecticut. He served in West Hartford as selectman, justice of the peace, and election poll moderator. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed making clocks and antique furniture reproductions. He is survived by three children, seven grandchildren, two great-grandsons, and many nieces and nephews.
James M. Hutchinson ’51, of Naples, Fla., formerly of Indianapolis; June 13. He worked at Alcoa as an aluminum salesman in Cleveland and Chicago and later as a district sales manager in Indianapolis. He retired in 1982 and went into business on his own as a metals trader and broker. He retired again in 2000. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed all kinds of sports, particularly hockey and sailing, and was inducted into the Brown Athletic Hall of Fame for his role as linebacker on the 1949 football team. He coached youth and high school hockey. He enjoyed golfing and international travel. He is survived by a daughter; four sons, including George ’75; daughter-in-law Harla Kemp Hutchinson ’74; 12 grandchildren, including Kristine Hutchinson ’01; one great-grandson; and a brother.
Lesley Davison Perrin ’51, of New York City; June 25, of pancreatic cancer. She was a composer and lyricist. She wrote songs for many musical revues, including 12 for Julius Monk at Rainbow & Stars in New York City and for Secrets Every Smart Traveler Should Know, which was produced Off-Broadway by her son, Scott Perrin ’89. She also contributed material for such noted television shows as Laugh-In, The Dean Martin Show, and The Tonight Show and 13 comedy albums. She is survived by a daughter, son Scott Perrin ’89, and two grandsons.
Natalie Bailey Perry ’51, of Barrington, R.I.; July 27. She was an elementary school teacher and later worked as a division manager for World Book Childcraft International. She retired in 1996. She was a violinist in the Brown/Pembroke orchestra and the Barrington Symphony. She was a past state officer of the Order for Rainbow Girls. She is survived by two daughters, three sons, three daughters-in-law, a son-in-law, and five grandchildren.
Harold F. Spalter ’51, of New York City; July 4. A U.S. Air Force veteran, he worked as the ophthalmology medical coordinator for the Office of Professional Conduct for the State of New York until 2011. In 2009 he was appointed professor emeritus of clinical ophthalmology at the Edward S. Harkness Institute. He served as chair of the scientific advisory board for Research to Prevent Blindness and was a member of the American Ophthalmological Society and the Retina Society, as well as a past president of the New York Ophthalmological Society. He is survived by his wife, Diane; a daughter; three sons, including Michael ’87; daughter-in-law Anne Morgan Spalter ’87; and nine grandchildren.
A. Vernon Wild ’51, of Kerrville, Tex.; May 28. He worked at General Electric for 37 years, retiring in 1988. He served in the U.S. Navy Seabees. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church and the Humane Society of Kerrville. He is survived by his wife, Linda; a sister; and a brother-in-law.
John M. Liptak ’52, of Sanibel Island, Fla., formerly of Lincoln, R.I.; Aug. 3. He was a retired engineer. He was an accomplished athlete and rifleman and a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose as well as the Elks and various engineering organizations. He enjoyed bowling. He is survived by two daughters, a son, and five grandchildren.
Joan Alexander Schwartz ’52, of Pound Ridge, N.Y.; June 17, of respiratory failure. She is survived by her husband, Curtis ’52, of 124 Parkview Rd., Pound Ridge 10576; a daughter; son Lawrence ’80; and five grandchildren.
William T. Winsor ’52, of Litchfield and Watertown, Conn.; June 15. He was an associate professor of English at the Univ. of Bridgeport until 1992, where he also had been chairman of the English department. He was a founding member and two-term president of the Univ. of Bridgeport chapter of the American Assoc. of University Professors. He later worked as an associate professor of English at Central Connecticut State Univ. and Naugatuck Valley Community College. He retired in 2009. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Army. He was an avid runner, a brown belt in karate, and an active member of the VFW. He is survived by his wife, Martha; two daughters; three sons; 16 grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Jasmine Goorigian Chobanian ’53, of Natick, Mass.; July 25, after a brief illness. She worked for many years as a researcher at Thorndike Memorial Laboratories in Boston. She was considered by many to be the “First Lady” of Boston Univ. during the leadership of her husband, Aram V. Chobanian, as dean of the School of Medicine and president of the university. The Jasmine Chobanian Scholarship Fund was established in her honor. She was a trustee of the Boston Ballet Co. and was active providing aid to the people of Armenia. An avid reader and talented painter, she enjoyed traveling and bird-watching. She is survived by her husband, Aram ’51; three children; and two grandchildren.
Robert D. Ferrini ’53, of Brockton, Mass.; July 8, after a short period of failing health. He worked in the petroleum business for more than 40 years until his retirement. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed watching sports, traveling, and fishing. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor; a daughter; a son; a brother; and several nieces and nephews.
Eugene C. Phillips ’53, of Falmouth, Mass.; May 30, of heart failure. He taught Latin at Falmouth High School for 30 years and was instrumental in building its Latin Studies program. He led 14 student trips to Rome and Paris and was a class adviser. He was also an administrator of the Woods Hole Children’s School of Science for 20 years and was honored, at age 93, for his dedication and service to the school. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He was active in Falmouth town government as a town meeting representative for many years and as a charter member of the recreation committee. He was a vestry member at St. Barnabas Church and volunteered at the Falmouth Library and the Chamber of Commerce. He enjoyed cooking, swimming, fishing, and walking on the beach. He is survived by his wife, Justine; three daughters; three sons; and 11 grandchildren.
N. Edward Cerasuolo ’54, of Saugus, Mass.; June 23. He was a retired Massachusetts Turnpike Authority superintendent of maintenance. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was president of the New England Carnation Growers Assoc., and as such was chosen to supply and deliver carnations to John F. Kennedy’s inaugural ball in 1961. Active in Saugus community affairs, he was a Saugus town meeting member, Saugus finance committee member, and vice chair of the International Bridge, Turnpike & Tunnel Assoc. He was also a member of the Saugus Lions Club and the Massachusetts Assoc. of Retirees. He is survived by his wife, Eileen; a daughter; a son; a daughter-in-law; a son-in-law; three grandchildren; two brothers; and several nieces and nephews.
James. E. Gerlach ’54, of Narragansett, R.I.; June 5. He was a retired deputy director of the Smithfield Public Works Department. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was also a communicant of St. Mary Star of the Sea Church in Narragansett. He is survived by a daughter, four sons, a son-in-law, three daughters-in-law, 15 grandchildren, a great-granddaughter, and several nieces and nephews.
John P. Philbin Jr. ’54, of Leominster, Mass.; June. 21. For 40 years he taught Latin, English, and Social Studies at Clinton (Mass.) High School. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Church, an avid pool player, and a loyal Boston Red Sox fan. He is survived by his companion, Peggy Klimaski; a daughter; two sons; five grandchildren; a sister; a brother; and several nieces and nephews.
Walter G. Stern ’54, of St. Louis; July 20. He founded W.G. Stern & Co. Insurance and served as the company’s president for 50 years. He was president of both Westwood Country Club and the St. Louis Club and was a member of the JCC, the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, the Missouri Amateur Golf Assoc., and the Barnes Jewish Hospital Foundation board. He is survived by his wife, Nora; two children, including daughter Melissa Gleason ’91; and four grandchildren.
Catherine C. Williams ’54, of Cincinnati, formerly of Alameda, Calif.; June 1. She was a teacher for many years at Cathedral High School in San Francisco. She is survived by a sister, a brother, and nieces and nephews.
Sumner Campbell ’56, of East Harwich, Mass.; June 14. He was a guidance counselor at Nauset Regional High School and an assistant professor at Cape Cod Community College. He also worked as a special officer for the town of Harwich from 1958 to 1971 and the town of Dennis, Mass., from 1972 to 1973. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He enjoyed playing softball and baseball and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Margery; two daughters; a grandson; a brother; and several nieces and nephews.
Nancy Turner Bowers Holmes ’56, of Greensboro, N.C., formerly of Apopka, Fla.; June 20. She was an assistant vice president of human resources at Security First Federal Savings and Loan in Daytona Beach. She volunteered in various positions with many organizations. She served as president of the Florida chapter of the League of Women Voters and was a member of Guilford College United Methodist Church, where she was active in the choir. She enjoyed attending and leading water aerobics classes at the Greensboro YMCA. She is survived by a daughter, a son, a daughter-in-law, five grandchildren, and four sisters.
Joseph P. Randazza ’56, of Haverhill, Mass., formerly of Lowell; July 4, of pancreatic cancer. He had a long career in the insurance business, retiring in 2006 as senior vice president of Fred C. Church Insurance in Lowell. He was active with several charities and civic organizations and served on the boards of the Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union, D’Youville Senior Care, the Saints Memorial Medical Center, the Merrimack Valley United Fund, the Greater Lowell Family YMCA, the Greater Lowell Red Cross, and the Northern Middlesex Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of the Lowell Rotary Club and the Vesper and Abenaqui Country Clubs. He enjoyed playing golf and tennis. He is survived by his wife, Jackie; daughter Margaret Randazza ’86, ’90 ScM; a son; granddaughter Juliette Randazza ’17; four sisters; three stepsons; six step-grandchildren; and his former wife.
Raymond D. Chuvala ’57, of Tucson, Ariz.; July 21. He was an officer in the U.S. Air Force who, after serving around the world, retired as a major from the Titan Missile Wing division. He was active in the U.S. Air Force Assoc., serving in several positions, including state president. He was an avid Wildcats fan. He is survived by his wife, Marlene; a stepson; two sisters; and a brother.
Robert P. Zimmerman ’57, of Bellevue, Wash.; June 14. He was a retired Boeing engineering manager. He was also a retired Hebrew school teacher for Herzl-Ner Tamid Congregation. He was active in the Democratic party. He is survived by his wife, Rebecca; three daughters; a son; a daughter-in-law; two sons-in-law; six grandchildren; and two sisters.
Calvin K. Keyler ’59, of Sharon, Vt., formerly of Bloomfield, N.J.; June 3. He was vice president of O.S. Tyson Advertising Co. in New York City before moving to Vermont and becoming the owner/operator of The Columns Motor Lodge and The Columns Woodcraft & Gift Shop in 1972. Active in his community, he served as justice of the peace for more than 20 years, chair of the Sharon School Board for 14 years, chair of the board of trustees of the Chester Downer Endowment Fund for 30 years, trustee of Pine Hill Cemetery Assoc., and vice president of the Sharon Cable TV Assoc. He ran track for both high school and Brown and was inducted into the Bloomfield Athletic Hall of Fame in 1991. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was coroneted a 33rd Degree Mason in 2006 and served as the Grand Master of the Free and Accepted Masons of Vermont from 2007 to 2009. He was also a member of the Scottish and York Rites, as well as the Shriners, and was a past Grand Patron of the Order of the Eastern Star. He was the recipient of many masonry titles and awards. He was also a member of the Sharon Historical Society, Sharon Congregational Church, the American Legion, the VFW, and the Mayflower Descendants Society. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, and playing golf. He is survived by his wife, Joanne; two daughters; and three grandchildren.
Donald E. Loew ’59, of North Attleboro, Mass.; July 23. He practiced internal medicine and cardiology in private practice and was on the staff of Sturdy Memorial Hospital for 38 years. He retired in 2008. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member of various medical societies. He enjoyed cooking, gardening, skiing, traveling, and solving crossword puzzles, in addition to raising chickens, turkeys, pheasant, and quail. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; two daughters; three sons; three daughters-in-law; a son-in-law; 12 grandchildren; two sisters; and a brother.
Alan D. Christman ’60, of Evansville, Ind.; July 21, of pulmonary fibrosis. He was a retired financial adviser for Merrill Lynch. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed reading, math, science, playing golf, and watching baseball, especially the Cincinnati Reds. He is survived by his wife, Carol; three daughters; a brother; and nieces and nephews.
Kenneth R. Bloomer ’61, of Chatham, Mass.; Nov. 5, 2013.
J. Baird Pittman ’61, of Monterey, Calif., formerly of Minneapolis; July 11, of ALS. He was the owner of Associated Hosts, a destination management company. He held executive positions in several international manufacturing and sales companies over the years. He was active in many community organizations in Monterey, and was chair of the Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce and a board member of the Monterey County Hospitality Assoc. He enjoyed biking, hiking, and playing tennis and golf. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; a daughter; a son; a stepdaughter; a stepson; six grandchildren; a sister; and two nieces.
John C. Seymour ’61, of Southport, N.C.; June 3. He was a physician in the U.S. Army. He served in Columbus, Ohio, before marrying and opening a private practice in Chevy Chase, Md. He was later chief medical director of C&P Telephone in Silver Spring, Md., and 10 years later moved to Chestertown, Md., to open a private practice and join the staff of Chester River Hospital. After 15 years, he retired to St. James Plantation. He wrote articles for medical journals, served on the board of WAVES 4 K.I.D.S., and was involved in community affairs. He was elected Fellow of the American College of Physicians in 1985 and was a member of the American Medical Assoc., the American Occupational Medicine Assoc., the Maryland Medical Society, and the Montgomery County Medical Society. He is survived by his wife, Lundy; a daughter; two sons; a son-in-law; two daughters-in-law; seven grandchildren; and a sister.
Frederic M. Taggart ’61, of Marietta, Ohio, formerly of Washington, W.Va.; Aug. 3. He taught economics at Frostburg State College, Youngstown State Univ., Cleveland State Univ., and the Univ. of Pittsburgh. He later worked for H&R Block and Beneficial Finance. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves. He is survived by two brothers and two nieces.
Julian E. Minard ’62, of Chantilly, Va.; June 24, of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He served in the U.S. Navy for 26 years. After retiring from the navy, he worked as a telecommunications analyst for Artel, LLC, contracted to the state department. He was the secretariat of the International Telecommunications Advisory Committee until the time of his death. He is survived by his wife, Christine; a daughter; a son; and six grandchildren.
Thomas E. Polk II ’62, of Athens, Ga.; May 8. He was an associate professor of art history at the Univ. of Georgia until his retirement in 2006. He was the recipient of the 1986 Sand Beaver Teaching Award. He is survived by his wife, Gail, of 160 Riverview Rd., Athens 30606; and two sons.
Raymond S. Arruda ’63, of New Bedford, Mass.; June 26. He spent many years working as a painter. He is survived by his partner, Hilda Dasilva; a daughter; a son-in-law; two granddaughters; two sisters; and several nieces and nephews.
Albert C. Libutti ’64, of Little Compton, R.I.; June 10, while bicycling. He spent his professional career in the financial services industry. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, a member of the Brown football team, and Delta Phi. He was active in the Brown Alumni Assoc. He is survived by his wife, Susan; five children; eight grandchildren; and a brother.
Penelope Baskerville Penningroth ’68, of Princeton, N.J.; July 7. She was a former staff benefits manager at Rider College and a personnel representative at Princeton. She served on the Princeton School Board and for many years was a docent at Morven and Drumthwacket. She was a member of the Princeton Zoning Commission, the Princeton Young Achievers, and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. She is survived by a daughter, a son, a daughter-in-law, and two grandsons.
Stephen B. Fullerton ’71, of Los Angeles; May 8. An inventory analyst at Utility Partners of America. He worked for a short time as a circulation assistant at Rockefeller Library and was a cofounder and CEO of MRA Managed Care Solutions. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He is survived by a daughter and a sister, Rebecca F. Taniguchi ’77.
Peter P. Muscato ’72, of Rockville, Md., formerly of Asbury, N.J; July 29. He was an assistant prosecutor in the Essex County prosecutor’s office and a New Jersey deputy attorney general before going into private practice in Metuchen, N.J. He is survived by two brothers, including Andrew ’75 and four nieces and nephews.
Harold A. Collins ’73, of Atlanta; Feb. 9. A skilled software developer, he ran his own business for some time, then worked for large U.S. companies. He ran track for Brown and the DC Striders. He is survived by his wife, Tanya Sapp Collins ’75; three sons; a sister; and two brothers.
Rufus W. Miller Jr. ’74, of Wilmington, Del.; May 30, following a long illness. He worked as a business development manager at Westvaco printing and paper company for 19 years. He later became executive director of camp and conference centers for the Episcopal Diocese of Delaware and served as diocesan property manager and secretary for Delaware convention until his retirement in 2013. He served on many boards and was active in parish community events. He coached soccer at the YMCA and enjoyed following the Philadelphia Phillies. He is survived by his wife, Rosanne; three daughters; and two sisters.
Mark D. Matthews ’75, of Delaware, Ohio; May 18. He was an active member of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, the NAACP, and prison ministry. He is survived by his wife, Alva; his parents; three daughters; two sons; a son-in-law; a granddaughter; and two brothers.
Jeff D. Klein ’80, of Mill Valley, Calif.; July 15. He worked in various capacities in several industries, including music, natural products, fitness, and publishing. He was an executive team member, producer, and trustee of Conscious Capitalism Inc. He was one of the founders of the Fake Club in Hollywood in the 1980s and published Working for Good: Making a Difference While Making a Living and It’s Just Good Business: The Emergence of Conscious Capitalism & the Practice of Working for Good. He was CEO of Cause Alliance Marketing and consulted for the Esalen Institute, the National Geographic Society, GlobalGiving, and the Institute of Noetic Sciences.
Stephen H. Petersdorf ’80, ’83 MD, of Seattle; June 28, of cancer. He was associate professor of medicine and endowed chair in cancer care at the Univ. of Washington School of Medicine. In 2012 he joined Seattle Genetics as senior director of medical affairs. He was a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network and named one of “Seattle’s Top Docs” by Seattle Magazine. He was a supporter of the Northwest Boychoir & Vocalpoint! Seattle, which he served as president of its board of directors. He enjoyed spending time with his family and attending their sporting events. He is survived by his wife, Effie; three sons, including Nicholas ’13; and a brother.
Terrence P. Ogden ’83, of Seattle; Nov. 4, 2013.
Theodore M. Hirsch ’86, of Washington, D.C.; June 25, of cancer. He was an attorney specializing in disarmament and nuclear nonproliferation who worked at the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency and the U.S. Department of State. He retired in 2011. He enjoyed fiction writing, ceramics, music, and the New York Knicks and Mets. He is survived by his wife, Mary; two sons; and father Herbert ’46.
Alexandra F. Sichel ’86, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; June 23, from breast cancer. A writer and director, at the time of her death she was working with collaborator Elizabeth Cohen Giamatti ’85, actor Clea Lewis ’87 , and camerawoman Kirsten Johnson ’87 on a hybrid feature-length documentary, The Movie About Anna, which focused on her struggle and desire to come to terms with her illness. She received numerous honors for her films Anemone Me (1990), Amnesia (1992), All Over Me (1997), and Tree Shade (1998). She was the recipient of MacDowell, Blue Mountain, and Yaddo Fellowships. She was a member of the Directors Guild of America and a professor at NYU and Columbia. She is survived by her husband, Erich Hahn Jr., of 219 Carlton Ave., Brooklyn 11205; a daughter; her parents; and two sisters.
Michael J. Fasti ’91, of Chalfont, Pa.; June 2. He worked at GE for two years following graduation then owned and operated Deli III until 1995. After receiving his MBA, he worked as an information technology specialist for IBM and David’s Bridal. He enjoyed woodworking, golf, and rooting for the Philadelphia Eagles. He is survived by his wife, Julia; three sons; his mother; two sisters; two brothers; and 11 nieces and nephews.
Peter M. Prenzel-Guthrie ’53 ScM, ’58 PhD, of Northfield, Minn.; Dec. 15, 2013. He taught psychology at Carleton College, twice serving as department chair. He became a professor emeritus in 1992. He enjoyed walking, biking, cross-country skiing, hiking, sailing, camping, and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Regina; four daughters; four grandchildren; and his former wife.
Bruce E. Burdett ’55 AM, of Sunapee, N.H.; Apr. 7. He was a teacher, coach, and head of the foreign languages department at Westminster School in Simsbury, Conn. During retirement he served on the Sunapee Conservation Commission for 23 years. He founded the New Hampshire Bluebird Conspiracy, which oversaw the proliferation of bluebird houses that he and state prison inmates had built. He was an accomplished woodworker, a beekeeper, a trainer of Labrador retrievers, a gardener, and a sponsor of prisoners both in Connecticut and New Hampshire. He is survived by a daughter, two sons, and seven grandchildren.
William R. Ferrante ’55 ScM, of Saunderstown, R.I.; June 14. He taught at Lafayette College and Virginia Tech and worked at Boeing Airplane in Seattle before joining the faculty of the Univ. of Rhode Island. At URI he was a professor of mechanical engineering and applied mathematics and was twice named acting president, in 1974 and 1983. He served as vice president for academic affairs from 1972 to 1988 and also as dean of the graduate school and chair of the faculty senate. After retiring from URI he began a second career at the New England Institution of Technology in Warwick, R.I., where he served as associate provost and acting provost between 2000 and 2012. He was a retired major in the U.S. Army Reserve. In 1989 he received the Distinguished Service Award from the Italian American Historical Society. He is survived by his wife, Ann; two daughters; a son-in-law; two grandchildren; and a brother.
Ruby Gold Becker ’59 ScM, of Rockville, Md.; Jan. 16. She was a retired math teacher and former programmer for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Assoc. She is survived by her husband, Eugene; a daughter; and a brother.
Gabriel P. Frommer ’59 ScM, ’61 PhD, of Bloomington, Ind.; Mar. 22, of pancreatic cancer. He was a professor of psychology at Indiana Univ. He contributed, edited, and coauthored numerous books and articles related to psychology and brain science. He was a member of First United Church. He is survived by his wife, Sara Hoskinson Frommer ’61 AM; two sons; a niece; and three nephews.
Allen M. Granda ’59 PhD, of Durham, N.C., formerly of Newark, Del.; July 7. He was a professor of neuroscience and director of the Institute for Neuroscience and Behavior at the Univ. of Delaware. He retired in 1999. He was the 1978 recipient of the Humboldt Prize. He was a member of the editorial board of Vision Research, contributed to four books, and authored more than 40 articles. He was a member of the Assoc. for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, the Society for Neuroscience, the Society of General Physiologists, the Psychonomic Society, the American Assoc. for the Advancement of Science, and Sigma Xi. He is survived by two daughters, son Christopher ’83, a daughter-in-law, a son-in-law, and five grandchildren.
Richard W. Hanson ’61 ScM, ’63 PhD, of Cleveland; Feb. 28. He was a professor in and chairman of the biochemistry department at Case Western Reserve Medical School. After Brown he served two years as a captain in the U.S. Army’s Medical Service Corps. He was a consultant to the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and chair of the biochemistry study section of the National Institutes of Health from 1977 to 1978. He was a professor at Temple Univ.’s School of Medicine before joining the faculty at Case Western in 1978. He performed research with the cytosolic form of P-enolpyruvate carboxykinase (PEPCK-C), which led to more than 240 publications in academic journals, six patents, and a role as founding scientist of Copernicus Therapeutics. He won election to the Institute of Medicine in 1987 and served as president of the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in 1999–2000. He served on numerous advisory boards for federal, academic, and private organizations, as well as on the editorial boards of several academic journals. He spent time as a visiting professor at many universities and was named the 250th Anniversary Distinguished Teaching Professor at Princeton in 2001. Among the numerous awards he received were the Meade Johnson Award and the Osborne/Mendel Award from the American Institute of Nutrition; the Maurice Saltzman Award from the Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation; the ASBMB/Merck Award from the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; and the Lifetime Achievement in Diabetes Research Award from the Dietrich Diabetes Research Institute. In 2007 his work received global attention from both academic and popular media after the cover story of The Journal of Biological Chemistry described the benefits of genetic engineering using a form of PEPCK-C on “Mighty Mouse,” the animal used in the research. In addition, he received many honors from Case Western Reserve, including being named to the first class of Distinguished University Professors. He was a member of the American Society of Biological Chemists, the Biochemical Society, and the American Institute of Nutrition. He is survived by his wife, Gloria Lucchesi Hanson ’61 ScM.
Jacobo Farber ’61 ScM, ’65 PhD, of Cherry Hill, N.J.; Sept. 21, 2013. He was a retired engineer. He is survived by his wife, Anita; a daughter; two sons; five grandchildren; and a brother.
Ralph L. Amey ’64 PhD, of Los Angeles; July 7. Professor emeritus at Occidental College, where he taught chemistry for 38 years. He was a board member of the Society of Wine Educators and became a certified wine educator, judge, and writer. He wrote and published Wines of Baja California. He was a member of the American Physical Society and the California Assoc. of Chemistry Teachers. He is survived by his wife, Eunice; two sons; two daughters-in-law; and four grandchildren.
Earl R. Rees ’67 ScM, ’70 PhD, of Silver City, N. Mex.; July 5. He taught psychology at Western Washington Univ. in Bellingham before retiring. He is survived by his wife, Marta; a daughter; and a grandson.
Thomas J. Crowley ’71 ScM, ’76 PhD, of Edinburgh, Scotland; May 8, of cancer. He was director of the Climate Dynamics Program at the National Science Foundation in Washington, D.C., and most recently was working at the Univ. of Edinburgh in Scotland, where he was the director of the Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Environment, and Society, and was a professor at the School of Geosciences. He published numerous papers on past climate change and in 1991 coauthored Paleoclimatology. He is survived by his wife, Gabriele; two sons; two sisters; two brothers; and several nieces and nephews.
Marshall Farkas ’71 AM, of Cape Coral, Fla.; Dec. 30, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Ilana; a daughter; two sons; a stepson; and 10 grandchildren.
Christine Bainbridge ’75 AM, of Roswell, Ga.; July 20. She taught English at Westwood High School, Riverside High School, and, most recently, Milton High School. She enjoyed reading and writing poetry. She is survived by a son, a daughter-in-law, two grandchildren, two sisters, and a brother.
Karl E. Westhauser ’85 AM, ’94 PhD, of Montgomery, Ala.; Aug. 15. He taught world history at Alabama State Univ. until his retirement in 2013. He is survived by his mother and a sister.
Stephen Rodrigues ’10 of Providence; July. He was on leave from the University and living in Providence. Originally from California, he was pursuing a degree in the geological and biological sciences. He enjoyed writing poetry and had a love for the ocean. He is survived by his parents and two brothers.
Mark S. St. Louis ’15, of Atlanta; July 18. At the time of his death he was concentrating in neuroscience and planned to obtain a combined MD/PhD degree. He was a member of Brown’s Ultimate Frisbee team, and he had also played on the Italian Junior National Ultimate Team in the Junior World Championships in 2011. He was involved with BrainGate and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute-Brown Summer Scholars Research Program. He was an assistant director for the student group Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) and was the STEAM liaison for the SpeakYourMind Foundation. He enjoyed traveling the world. He is survived by his parents, Drs. Michael St. Louis and Donna Jones; his grandparents; a sister; and a brother, Robert ’12.
Richard E. Frates, of Barrington, R.I.; July 9. He was a radiologist for more than 50 years. He founded the angiography division at R.I. Hospital in the early 1960s and was a chief radiologist at Women and Infants Hospital until his retirement in 1998. He was a fellow in both the American College of Radiology and the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is survived by three daughters, including Mary Frates ’81, ’85 MD; two sons; three sons-in-law, including John Parziale ’79; two daughters-in-law; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and three brothers.
Rebecca Molholt Vanel, of Providence; July 12, of pancreatic cancer. An assistant professor of history of art and architecture, she began teaching at Brown in 2008. She was a core faculty member of the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World and worked closely with the Department of Italian Studies and the Program in Medieval Studies. She worked with Pompeian art for an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art and with the late Roman-early Byzantine mosaics of Antioch for a show at the Worcester Art Museum. Her current work centered on floor mosaics from Roman North Africa. She was the recipient of numerous awards, including the Arthur Ross Rome Prize and the David E. Finley Fellowship. She authored a 2011 article in Art Bulletin and lectured numerous times at colleges about Romanist art. She is survived by her husband, Herve Vanel, a former assistant professor of history of art and architecture at Brown.