Alfred E. Kessler ’35, of Salt Lake City, Utah; Mar. 11. He worked in New York, Colorado, and Indianapolis on public health education about tuberculosis. He retired as executive director of the Marion County Tuberculosis Association in Indiana in 1977. After moving to Salt Lake City in 1984, he was a downhill skier and a member of the 70 Plus Ski Club, the United Nations Association of Utah, the Holladay United Church of Christ, and the Natural History Museum of Utah. He traveled to six continents and skied on four, enjoying his last downhill run at the age of 99. He is survived by a daughter, a son, a daughter-in-law, a son-in-law, seven grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren.
Françoise Archambault Anderson ’38, of East Greenwich, R.I.; July 14. She was a retired teacher. She is survived by three sons, three daughters-in-law, four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and sister Aline Archambault ’48.
Marjorie Hemke Tate ’41, of Winchester, Va., formerly of Perry, Okla.; June 16. She worked for Congoleum Nairn Inc. and General Electric before moving to Perry, where she opened Tamac Pottery, for which she was principal designer. She cofounded the Shenandoah Valley Arts Assoc. and was a former president of the Shenandoah Arts Council. She participated in numerous art shows and was the recipient of several awards for her paintings. She was also an amateur genealogist and spent more than 20 years compiling family history data. She is survived by two daughters, a son-in-law, a sister, and several nieces and nephews.
Sylvia Strickler Sawyer ’43, of Weslaco, Tex., formerly of Providence and of Suf-field, Conn.; July 23. She worked in the news department of the Providence Journal-Bulletin after graduation. During World War II she worked as a cryptanalyst in Washington, D.C., and later taught English in the Bahamas, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Maine. After moving to Connecticut, she became head librarian at Suffield Academy and later served as assistant to the headmaster. In addition, she was a freelance writer for the Hartford Courant. Phi Beta Kappa. She retired to Weslaco and enjoyed traveling. She is survived by her husband, David; a son; a daughter-in-law; and two grandchildren.
Beverly M. Coggins ’45, of Oneonta, Ala., formerly of Washington, D.C., and Miami; June 4. She was a nurse in both Washington, D.C., and Miami. She is survived by a sister, a brother, two sisters-in-law, and many nieces and nephews.
Thomas G. Cutler ’45, of Wilmette, Ill.; June 23. His had executive roles as a publisher’s representative in magazine advertising before he founded his own firm, Thomas G. Cutler & Assoc. in Chicago. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He was actively involved in his community and served as park commissioner for the Wilmette Park District from 1969 to 1975. He was a member of the New Trier Men’s Garden Club and enjoyed hosting many gatherings at his home. He is survived by three daughters, two sons, two daughters-in-law, two sons-in-law, 10 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Melvin L. Feldman ’45, of Providence; June 10. He was an adjunct professor emeritus of urban studies at Brown. Instrumental in forming the urban studies program, he was an adjunct professor from 1970 to 1991. A staff member of the Providence Redevelopment Agency, he worked with five Providence mayors. He established his own consulting company and in 1986 served on the Downtown Design Review Committee. In 1990 the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston named him to the advisory committee of its Affordable Housing Program, and in 1991 he was appointed chairman of the Rhode Island Housing and Mortgage Finance Corp. As an undergraduate he was the first president of Brown Hillel. He was a charter member of the American Planning Assoc., a charter member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, and past president of the New England Chapter of the American Institute of Planners. In the mid 1970s, he chaired the Mayor’s Oversight and Review Committee in Providence and for two decades served on the State Planning Council Technical Committee. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps. Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by his wife, Paula; daughters Linda Feldman ’74 and Karen Feldman ’74; a son-in-law; and two granddaughters.
Thomas Asquith ’46, of Fort Myers, Fla., formerly of Franklin and Weston, Mass.; July 16. He was the director of employment for Carrier Air Conditioning and later became vice president and corporate secretary for Simplex Wire and Cable. In 1969 he founded the executive search firm Asquith & Jackson Associates in Weston. He sold the company and retired in 1984. He was a past member of the Weston Finance Committee, vice president of finance of the Fort Myers Unitarian Church, board chairman of two homeowners’ associations, and a former Eagle Scout. He enjoyed gardening, traveling, and singing in the Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida. He is survived by a daughter, a son, a daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren.
Dorothy Dobson Clarke Colver ’46, of Brewster, Mass., formerly of Boca Raton, Fla.; July 19. She was a librarian at Florida Atlantic Univ. in Boca Raton before moving to Brewster and becoming head librarian of The Pingree School in South Hamilton, Mass. She is survived by two daughters, including Deborah Cole ’73; a son, Derek Clarke ’76; a daughter-in-law, Linda Podrasky Clarke ’78; a son-in-law; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Archibald F. MacDonald ’46, of Pittsburgh; June 27. He worked as a general superintendent with Bethlehem Steel and retired as director of economic development. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the American Mining Congress. He is survived by two daughters, three sons, a daughter-in-law, seven grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.
Anthony Masi ’46, of Jupiter, Fla., formerly of Coventry, R.I.; July 29. He was employed with the Uncas Manufacturing Co. until his retirement in 1987. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and achieved Life Master status as a member of the Rhode Island Bridge Club. An avid golfer, he was a member of the Metacomet (R.I.) Country Club and the Jonathan’s Landing Country Club in Florida. He is survived by two daughters, a son, a son-in-law, five grandchildren, two great-granddaughters; and a brother.
Thomas D. Pucci ’46, of North Providence and Marco Island, Fla.; July 10. After earning an electrical engineering degree from Brown and a law degree from the Boston Univ. School of Law, he founded Pucci & Goldin. He served as counsel to the R.I. Department of Employment Security and was named a Justice of the Providence Municipal Court in 1969. In 1977 he was appointed chairman of the R.I. Public Building Authority. He was active in politics as campaign manager for the late governors Frank Licht and J. Joseph Garrahy, and was a delegate to the Rhode Island Constitutional Convention. He was the recipient of the 1981 award for Distinguished Service to State Government. He practiced law at the U.S. Treasury Department and the Interstate Commerce Commission and was a registered professional engineer. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He participated in the Aurora Civic Assoc. and the United Cerebral Palsy Assoc. of Rhode Island; was vice president and secretary of the Providence Hockey Club Inc.; and was a member of the Brown Club of Rhode Island, the Boston Univ. Club of Rhode Island, the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, St. Augustine’s Holy Name Society, and Lambda Chi Alpha. During his time in Florida he was active at San Marco Catholic Church, serving as lector and Eucharistic minister. Dedicated to his Catholic faith, he attended several religious retreats around the world and had a private audience with Pope John Paul II. He is survived by five daughters, a son, a daughter-in-law, four sons-in-law, 16 grandchildren, a great-grandchild, and several nieces and nephews.
Jean Brannigan Treat ’46, of Yarmouth Port, Mass.; June 2. A homemaker. She is survived by two daughters, three sons, and six grandchildren.
Norman F. Brooks ’47, of Columbus, Neb.; June 18. A retired pastor, he served at Congregational and United Church of Christ churches in Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin, and at several parishes in Nebraska before retiring as pastor of the Harvard (Neb.) United Church of Christ in 1986. He served on various committees for the United Church of Christ and was registrar of the Southeast Association in Nebraska. An avid gardener and camper, he also enjoyed listening to classical music and singing. He is survived by two daughters, a son, a son-in-law, four grandchildren, one great-grandson, and a sister.
Marie G. Capalbo ’48, of Greenville, R.I.; July 7. She taught English at North Providence High School for 43 years, retiring in 1991. She is survived by three brothers, including Carmine ’48 and William ’57; two sisters-in-law, including Corrine Reardon Capalbo ’68; 10 nieces and nephews; and 12 grandnieces and grandnephews.
Justin J. Green ’48, of Knoxville, Tenn.; July 1. He was a professor emeritus of political science at Villanova and had also taught at the Philippine Women’s Univ. in Manila and later at Western Michigan Univ. in Kalamazoo before joining the Villanova faculty in 1973. He was active in local Democratic politics, published many articles, and was a political commentator on local television stations as well as a guest speaker and lecturer on public policy. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. A member of the American Political Science Assoc., he also belonged to the Northeastern Political Science Assoc., the Association for Asia Studies, and the Pennsylvania Political Science Assoc. He enjoyed playing bridge, squash, and racquetball; snow skiing; and traveling. He is survived by his partner, Elizabeth Gardner; a daughter; and a son.
Breffny Feely Walsh ’48, of New Canaan, Conn., formerly of Providence and Troy, N.Y.; Dec. 12, 2014, of Alzheimer’s. She began working at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City after graduating and later worked as the director of the Rensselaer County Historical Society in Troy for 20 years. She was active in the New York State Council on the Arts and the Museum Association of New York, and was active in local historical preservation initiatives. She volunteered at the Herb Society of America, the Pottery and Porcelain Club, the Providence Preservation Society, and the English-Speaking Union. She is survived by a daughter; two sons, including Frederick Jr. ’77; a daughter-in-law; a son-in-law; nine grandchildren, including Frederick Walsh III ’10; and a brother.
John F. Gibney ’49, of Wayland, Mass. and Boynton Beach, Fla.; June 15, of pulmonary hypertension. He worked at Warner Electric for 25 years in various capacities throughout the United States. In 1970 he purchased Warren Pike Associates in Boston and grew the company by acquiring other similar businesses. He retired in 2005. He was president of the Power Transmission Distributors Assoc. and a board member of the Independent Distributors Cooperative. At Brown he was captain of the golf team and a member of Phi Kappa Psi. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He enjoyed golfing and was a member of the Weston (Mass.) Golf Club, the Quail Ridge Country Club (Boynton Beach), and a former member of Oyster Harbors Club (Osterville, Mass.). He also held a pilot’s license and was a Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots fan. He is survived by his wife, Carol; a daughter; two sons; two daughters-in-law; a son-in-law; seven grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Robert A. Kotlen ’49, of Cranston, R.I.; Aug. 18. He was the owner of the former Standard Jewelry & Loan in Providence. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. An active class member, he marched in every commencement procession since graduation and served on the class reunion gift committee numerous times. He was also on the class reunion activity committee and was class treasurer. He was a Mason and a member of the Brown Club of Rhode Island, Temple Beth-El, and Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by his wife, Betty; two daughters; a son; a stepson; a son-in-law; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Francis A. Lombardo ’49, of Winchester, Mass.; June 18. He practiced obstetrics/gynecology for 37 years in Burlington, Winchester, and Woburn, Mass. He is survived by two daughters, two sons, six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and a brother.
George W. Murphy ’49, of Houston; July 19. He spent 35 years as an insurance broker with Marsh & McLennan and Alexander & Alexander, retiring from Johnson & Higgins in 1988. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Leone; six sons; four daughters-in-law; a stepdaughter; three stepsons; 22 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Edward Spindell ’49, of Providence: June 24. He was a captain in the U.S. Air Force from 1955 to 1957. After returning to Providence, he began a private orthopedic practice that spanned 40 years. He was a senior attending physician at Miriam, Rhode Island, Memorial, and Roger Williams hospitals. He was chief of orthopedic surgery at Miriam Hospital from 1992 to 1997. He was a member of Temple Beth El for more than 50 years, served on the temple board, and was chairman of the religious school committee. He served as president of the Bureau of Jewish Education from 1994 to 1997. Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by his wife, Judith; his daughter, Marcia Spindell Lentz ’75; two sons; a daughter-in-law; a son-in-law; and four grandchildren.
Philbin S. Flanagan ’50, of Vero Beach, Fla., and Greenwich, Conn.; July 6, of cancer. He began a 31-year career in radio and television as an advertising rep for the Henry I. Christal Co. in New York City, which he bought in 1963. Years later he sold the company to Cox Broadcasting and assumed the title of vice president and general manager of Television Program Enterprises, a division of Cox that produced such shows as Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, Entertainment Tonight, and Star Search. During college summers he worked as waterfront director at Camp Kabeyun in Alton Bay, N.H. He remained an active board member of the camp and was instrumental in establishing the Porter Foundation to preserve Kabeyun as open space and a camp for boys. He was a member of the Stanwich Club in Greenwich for 53 years, serving as president from 1996 to 1998. He is survived by his wife, Marilou; two daughters; a son; a daughter-in-law; a son-in-law; seven grandchildren; brother Bruce ’54; sister-in-law Joan Gordon Flanagan ’58; and niece Eileen Brown ’79.
Alexander G. Lyle Jr. ’50, of Barrington, R.I.; Aug. 3. He was a real estate broker for 44 years with Coleman Realtors and Residential Properties. He retired in 2008. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He is survived by three daughters; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Jane Denby Ward ’50, of Glen Burnie, Md.; July 15. She taught music at all levels in Virginia and at several schools in Anne Arundel and Prince George’s counties in Maryland. She also gave private piano and organ lessons and both directed the choir and played piano or organ for local churches. She enjoyed traveling, cooking, and reading. She is survived by four daughters, a son, a daughter-in-law, two sons-in-law, six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
Bernard S. Goldberg ’51, of Boynton Beach, Fla., and Narragansett, R.I.; June 19, of Parkinson’s and heart failure. He practiced law and was an executive with United Restaurant Equipment. He was a past Worshipful Master of the Masonic Lodge, past president of Touro Fraternal Lodge, and past president of Temple Sinai in Cranston, R.I. He is survived by his wife, Beverly; a daughter; a son; a daughter-in-law; a son-in-law; five grandchildren; a brother; and a sister-in-law.
John V. Higgins ’51, of Grahamsville, N.Y.; June 23. He worked as a corrections officer with the New York State Department of Corrections. In addition, he taught economics at Marist College and Dutchess County Community College. He served as chairman of the Town of Denning Planning Board. He is survived by his wife, Ann; a daughter; three sons; two daughters-in-law; a son-in-law; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; six sisters; and several nieces and nephews.
Barbara Hunt Robb Meehan ’51, of Chicago; July 9, after a short illness. She and her husband published Trailer Topics magazine. After selling it in 1972, she worked as an IRS agent. She was a member of the Brown Club of Chicago and the Brown Alumni Schools Committees (BASC). In 2001 she established the Richard P. Robb ’51 and Barbara H. Robb ’51 scholarship fund at Brown. She was an avid bridge player and a member of the Women’s Athletic Club in Chicago. She is survived by sons Richard Robb ’75 and Curtis Robb ’76; two daughters-in-law, including Rebecca Crown Robb ’75; four grandchildren, including Alexander Robb ’08, Eric Robb ’17 and Dorothy Robb ’17; four stepchildren; sister Janet Crull ’54; a niece; and a nephew.
Frank H. Hinckley ’52, of Yarmouthport, Mass.; July 2. He was the vice president of John Hinckley and Son, a lumber company in Hyannis founded by his great-grandfather in 1872. He served on the board of directors of the Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod and on the vestry of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. He was also a town meeting representative for the town of Barnstable, participated in the Barnstable Comedy Club, and was a volunteer for the Barnstable fire department. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a member of the Barnstable Yacht Club, the Hyannisport Club, and the Oyster Harbors Club. He enjoyed playing golf in the United States and Scotland. He is survived by his wife, Helen; two daughters; two sons-in-law; three grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
Conrad J. Kronholm Jr. ’52, of Old Lyme, Conn.; July 24, of lung cancer. He was the president of Kronholm & Keeler Inc. in Glastonbury, Conn. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen; a daughter; two sons; a daughter-in-law; a son-in-law; eight grandchildren; three stepchildren; seven step-grandchildren; a brother; and a sister-in-law.
Hilary T. Masters ’52, of Pittsburgh; June 14. He worked as a theatrical press agent, ran a playhouse in the Hudson Valley, edited a local newspaper, worked as a photographer, taught college students, and wrote novels. He served in the U.S. Navy as a correspondent. Later, after working as a press agent for Off-Broadway theater, he and his wife ran the Hyde Park Playhouse. He was also the founder and editor of the Hyde Park Record, a weekly newspaper. His photography, which began as a hobby, reached a level of professionalism that won him several prizes and awards. His photographs were included in exhibitions between 1965 and 1972, including a 1968 one-man show at the Three Arts Gallery in New York City. His career as a novelist began in 1967 with the publication of The Common Pasture, which was followed by 10 novels, most recently Post: A Fable in 2011. He was best known for his personal essays, which were collected in three volumes. The Washington Post critic Jonathan Yardley called his 1983 family memoir, Last Stands: Notes from Memory, “a luminous, consequential book.” In 2003 Masters was the recipient of the American Academy of Arts Award for Literature. He has taught writing at the Univ. of North Carolina at Greensboro,, Drake University, Clark Univ., Ohio Univ., and the Univ. of Denver. He joined the faculty of Carnegie Mellon Univ. in 1983 and spent 32 years teaching English and directing the creative writing program there. He was scheduled to teach a class this fall. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen; two daughters; a son; and a grandchild.
William G. Pritchard ’52, of Floresville, Tex.; June 16. He worked as a reinsurance broker with his father at Pritchard & Baird in New York City before starting his own reinsurance broker business in Florida in 1983. He retired and moved to Floresville in 2004. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion in Floresville and the Floresville United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; four daughters; a son; a stepson; 22 grandchildren; a sister; and several nieces and nephews.
Leo S. Shanley ’52, of Jefferson City, Mo.; July 3. He was an orthodontist practicing in St. Louis until his retirement in 1993. He taught at the Washington Univ. School of Dentistry and was the recipient of its 1987 distinguished alumnus award. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the St. Louis Rambler Rugby Club. He enjoyed fly-fishing, bass fishing, birding, and photography. He is survived by his wife, Jean; two sons; two daughters-in-law; and four grandchildren.
Bruce A. Yarber ’52, of South Hadley, Mass.; July 9. He worked at Monarch Life Insurance Co. until 1990. He served as president of the Kiwanis Club of Holyoke and chairman of the Loomis Foundation Board. He was a past member of the advisory committee of Hospice Life Care, a patient representative at Holyoke Hospital, treasurer of the Second Baptist Church, treasurer of Friends of the Holyoke Public Library, a past director of the Holyoke Junior Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Wistariahurst Museum Association. He was the 1998 recipient of the Human Relations Award from the Holyoke Council for Human Understanding and the 2005 recipient of the William G. Dwight Distinguished Service to Holyoke Award. He is survived by his wife, Suzanne; two daughters; a son-in-law; and six grandchildren.
Ann Harrington Gifford ’53, of Canton, Mass; June 28, of Parkinson’s. In addition to being a homemaker, she worked as a realtor with Property Place Associates in Canton from 1980 to 2008. She was a member of the Canton League of Women Voters, the American Association of University Women, and the Canton Garden Club. She enjoyed sewing, flower arranging, and gardening. She is survived by her husband, Brewster ’51, of 18 Algonquin Rd., Canton 02021; two daughters, including Lindley Gifford ’82; a son; two grandchildren; and a brother.
Nicholas J. Pliakas ’53, of Cumberland, R.I.; July 3. He was an optometrist with offices in Providence and Smithfield for more than 50 years. He was also on staff at Rhode Island Hospital from 1960 to 1972. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the American Optometric Assoc., the New England Council of Optometrists, and the Rhode Island Optometric Assoc., of which he was a past treasurer, vice president, and president elect. He was a past member of the Providence Kiwanis Club and the Smithfield Lions Club. He served on the board of the Rhode Island Lung Assoc. and the Church of the Annunciation. He enjoyed cooking, kayaking, and playing tennis. He is survived by his wife, Sheila; two sons; two grandsons; and a sister.
Stephen M. Kaufman ’54, of Baton Rouge, La.; June 27. He had a 23-year career as a realtor with D.J. Brown. He was a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force, and served two tours in Southeast Asia. He received numerous awards, including the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Airman Medal. He was active in several military organizations and a member of the Order of Daedalians. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; a daughter; a son; a daughter-in-law; a son-in-law; and two granddaughters.
Peter L. Jacobs ’56, of New York City; July 13, of a heart attack. He was a self-employed attorney of corporate and real estate law. He is survived by his wife, Jane.
Morton L. Coken ’57, of Cranston, R.I.; May 5. He was a retired attorney. He is survived by his wife, Joan, P.O. Box 8508, Cranston 02920; two sons; a daughter-in-law; and four grandchildren.
G. Tilton Gardner ’57, of Marietta, S.C., formerly of Pasadena, Calif.; June 2, of a heart attack. He founded and served as chairman and CEO of Morgan, Olmstead, Kennedy & Gardner, a securities and investment banking firm in Los Angeles. He was active in several financial industry organizations and was chairman of the Securities Industry Assoc., Western District. At Brown he was a member of the hockey and lacrosse teams. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed collecting art, playing golf, skiing, sailing, and gardening. He is survived by his wife, Linda; four daughters; a son; four grandchildren; and a brother.
Robert N. MacArthur ’57, of Wolfboro, N.H.; Mar. 27. He was a retired senior security analyst with United Business Service of Boston. He is survived by his wife, Betty; a son; a daughter-in-law; and two grandchildren.
Anthony M. Marchesani ’57, of Charlestown, Mass., formerly of Providence; June 26. He was an actuary for the state of Massachusetts for many years before his retirement. He was a former captain of Brown’s track team. He is survived by a sister and nieces and nephews.
Martha Brown Hannon ’58, of Princeton, N.J., formerly of Glens Falls, N.Y.; June 28. She was a research analyst for New York Life Insurance Co. before she joined the Princeton Regional School System, from which she retired. She was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church. She is survived by a daughter; two sons, including Timothy ’90; a grandchild; and a sister, Brenda Rew ’55.
Lewis M. Engleman ’63, of Miami, formerly of Swampscott, Mass.; May 10. He practiced law until retiring to Miami in the 1980s. In 1997 he helped start IncredibleFish, a leading fresh seafood distributor in Miami. He enjoyed traveling and attending Broadway shows. He is survived by his wife, Bette; a son; a daughter-in-law; a sister; and a brother-in-law.
Michael L. Freedman ’64, of Bloomfield, Conn.; Aug. 6. He began working at Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois, then returned to Connecticut to a faculty position at the UConn School of Dental Medicine. He retired as emeritus professor in 1997. He enjoyed photography, woodworking, working on classic cars, and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Pat; two daughters; two grandchildren; and a sister.
Paul B. Dacey ’65, of Johns Island, S.C.; May 25, of Alzheimer’s. He was a retired vice president of operations in North and South America for GESeaCo/Sea Containers. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his wife, Mary Beth; a daughter; a son-in-law; and two grandsons.
Craig R. Evans ’66, of St. Petersburg, Fla., formerly of Charlestown, Mass.; June 27. He was the founder, president, and CEO of Evans Alternative Inc., a software consulting firm in Boston. He retired to Florida in 2003. He is survived by his wife.
George D. Armiger ’67, of White Hall, Md.; July 13, of a heart attack. He worked at Manufacturers Hanover Trust in New York City as chief of staff to the chairman of the bank’s board. In 1976 he was elected vice president of finance and a director of Talcott National Corp. He later worked as vice president in acquisitions and corporate development for Wylain Inc., and as a corporate vice president for Paine Webber. In 1978 he embarked on several entrepreneurial ventures after establishing the George D. Armiger Co. Throughout his career he was a leader in business enterprises as a senior executive, entrepreneur, and venture investor. His experience included working with companies such as BioChem Technology Inc., NeuroGenomeX Inc., Maine Rubber International Inc., Yellow Cab Shoes, and the National Gourmet Institute. In 2006 he left New York and moved to Baltimore, where he was active with Venture for America and the nonprofit Woodberry Crossing. At Brown he was a captain of the lacrosse team and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1972. He also served as alumni class copresident. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed reading. He is survived by a daughter, a granddaughter, a sister, a brother, and several nieces and nephews.
John P. Garan ’69, of Pawtucket, R.I.; May 25. He was an immigration attorney in Pawtucket, R.I.; a former Providence municipal court judge; and a Providence city councilman. He is survived by his wife, Virginia; a brother; and 11 nieces and nephews.
Edward S. Hartman ’89, of Canton, Mass.; July 19, from complications of leukemia. He was a primary care physician at Harbor Medical Associates in Pembroke, Mass., and a member of the South Shore Hospital medical staff. A bass guitarist, he enjoyed playing in bands and accompanying his sons. He also enjoyed reading, hiking, sports, and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Virginia; two sons; his parents; and a brother.
Gretchen Icenogle ’90, of Portland, Ore.; Apr. 11, from breast cancer. She taught for many years in the English and theater departments at Portland Community College and for a year was a visiting professor at Reed College. After volunteering at the Oregon Humane Society, she founded Bridgetown Dog Training in 2012. In November 2013 she was diagnosed with breast cancer and began her blog, MouthOfTheWolf.com . She is survived by her husband, Peter; her father; a sister; and two brothers.
Adrien Deschamps ’15, of New Paltz, N.Y.; June 22, of cancer. As a first-year student at Brown, he was awarded the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ Freshman Recognition Award, given to the first-year student most active in his campus chapter. He worked closely with Associate Professor of Computer Science Benjamin Raphael to conduct research in the physical chemistry lab and the computational biology group. He also worked under Professor of Chemistry Christoph Rose-Petruck in the physical chemistry lab. His research focused on examining cancer mutation data using a system of differential equations that modeled heat dispersion. He served as president of marketing for Cheap Textbooks and was a recruiter account executive for the Brown Daily Herald. He enjoyed biking, hiking, running, and rock climbing. He is survived by his parents, a brother, and many family members and friends.
Frederick D. Stockton ’49 ScM, of Belchertown, Mass.; July 30. He worked at Monsanto Chemical Company in Springfield before joining the UMass Amherst faculty as an associate professor of civil engineering. He retired after 40 years. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Forces. He was a member of the Belchertown Congregational Church and enjoyed singing and knot-making. He is survived by his wife, Doris Skillman Stockton ’47 ScM, ’58 PhD; sons Frederick ’79 and Thomas ’82; a daughter-in-law; two grandchildren; and a brother.
Richard J. Frost ’50 ScM, of Kingwood, Tex.; May 16. He worked for Shell Oil Co. for 28 years exploring for oil and gas in the Rocky Mountains, the mid-continent Appalachians, the Atlantic, and the Gulf of Mexico. After his career with Shell, he worked as an independent oil and gas consulting geologist in Houston. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He enjoyed hunting and fishing in Colorado, Louisiana, and Texas. He also enjoyed playing tennis and croquet. He is survived by a daughter, a son, a daughter-in-law, a son-in-law, and two grandchildren.
Russell B. Holmes ’53 AM, of Washington, D.C.; Dec. 18, 2014. He was a career intelligence officer with the Office of Strategic Services and the CIA. He worked on foreign and domestic affairs, including counterintelligence issues in Europe and Southeast Asia. He retired in 1979. In retirement he continued to work as an archivist of the CIA documents related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. He was a member of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. He is survived by his wife and a daughter.
Eleanor Vermette van Campen Hacking ’61 MAT, of Palo Alto, Calif., formerly of Cambridge, Mass.; Dec. 13, 2012. She was a retired elementary school teacher and a secretary at the MIT Department of Architecture. After moving to California, she worked as a programmer for NASA’s Ames Research Center. Later, while working at Envirotech Corp., she became a para-
legal and assisted the general counsel. She earned her MBA at age 50 and worked for a number of Silicon Valley start-ups during the 1980s and 1990s before retiring. In retirement, she taught computer classes at the Palo Alto Senior Center and volunteered at the American Cancer Society Thrift Shop in Los Altos. She is survived by her husband, Colin, of 850 Webster St., #714, Palo Alto 94301; a daughter; a son; and three grandchildren.
Mary D. Bogan ’62 MAT, of Providence; Aug. 10. She was a stewardess with American Airlines before graduation from RISD. She retired from teaching art and history at Hope High School in 1971. She was a member of the Providence Art Club. She is survived by a daughter and six nieces and nephews.
Charles Moran III ’62 AM, ’68 PhD, of Amherst, Mass., formerly of Pelham, Mass.; June 21, from acute myeloid leukemia. He joined the English department at UMass Amherst in 1967. He also tutored in Springfield. In 1979 and 1981 he directed two federally funded Institutes for the Teaching of Writing for primary and secondary school teachers, which led to the creation of the teacher-directed UMass/Amherst Writing Project, now the Western Massachusetts Writing Project, which he directed from 1994 to 2003. After retiring from UMass in 2005, he continued to work with graduate students. He was the recipient of the 1981–82 UMass Distinguished Teacher award, the 1998 President’s Award for Public Service, the 1999 Outstanding Teacher Award from the Massachusetts Council of Teachers of English, and the 2003 Outstanding Technology Innovator Award from the National Committee on Computers in Composition and Communication. His publications include six coauthored or coedited books and many articles in professional journals. Living in Pelham for 26 years, he was Pelham Town Moderator and later a finance committee member. In Amherst he served as a town meeting member, a nine-year member of the Public Works Committee, and cochair of the Transportation Plan Task Force. He enjoyed racing small sailboats and crewing larger boats, including on two transatlantic races. He participated in many marathons, including two Boston Marathons. He also enjoyed cycling and joined the Northampton Cycling Club and the Northeast Master Cycling Association. He competed in the 2011 National Senior Olympics cycling events and placed second in his age group in the NMCA 2013 and 2014 Championship Series. He is survived by his wife, Kay Johnson Moran ’64; a daughter; a son; a daughter-in-law; a son-in-law; three grandchildren; a brother; and a half-brother.
David Kline ’64 PhD, of Bedford, N.H.; June 23, of Parkinson’s. He worked at Oak Ridge National Laboratory researching magnetic resonance properties of lunar materials from the Apollo 11 mission. Later he held positions at SUNY Albany, The Park School of Buffalo, and Western New England College. He enjoyed music, folk dance, poetry, and spending time with his family. He is survived by three sons and two brothers.
William R. Cogswell ’63 MAT, of Hanover, N.H.; Jan. 20. He spent 36 years as chairman of the math department at Hanover High School He was involved in local committees and was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, where he served as senior warden for many years.
Judith Chittum Flynn ’67 MAT, of Richmond, Va.; July 18, of cancer. She began her working life as a teacher before leaving to work in advertising. She held positions at Alcoa and the Franklin Mint prior to founding Geonex, a holding company for a number of environmental service businesses, including the St. Petersburg–based Martel Laboratories, a large privately owned map-making company. Her work took her around the world. She was the recipient of the 1987 Jack Kennedy Memorial Alumni Achievement Award from Grove City College and the 1988 Mid-Day Business and Professional Women’s Woman of Distinction Award for Outstanding Professional Achievement. She was honored as the 1989 Entrepreneur of the Year by the Univ. of South Florida College of Business Administration Alumni Society. She served on the Board of Education of Pinellas County, the U.S. Business and Industry Employment Council, and the Univ. of South Florida. She was a member of St. Petersburg Yacht Club and the Malindi Club, and was a founding member of the Committee of 200. She is survived by her husband, Harold; three children; four stepchildren; and three grandchildren.
Ita Ekanem ’68 AM, ’71 PhD, of Nigeria; July 11. He was a statistical demographer. He joined the faculty at the Univ. of Ife, and in 1978 he was appointed chief of the general demography section of the population division of the United Nations Economic Commission. He retired in 1999. He was the recipient of the 1996 Distinguished Graduate Alumnus Award. His PhD thesis on the quality of the 1963 Nigerian census, later published as a book, became a standard reference volume for planning census programs in African countries. He published more than three dozen items. He is survived by his wife, Nikoyo; four children; and three grandchildren.
Curtiss R. Cathey ’70 MAT, of Hattiesburg, Miss.; Aug. 7. He was a math teacher in the Hattiesburg school system for a year, then left to work at Sears. Over 22 years he moved up the ranks and was promoted to division manager before retiring in 1993. He returned to work as a math teacher and retired again in 2006. He accepted a position as education coordinator for the Office of the District Attorney for two years and continued part-time as a math instructor for GED students and as a math tutor at the local public high school. He was active in his local chapter of Omega Psi Phi, Phi Rho, and in the Hattiesburg community. He was a Boy Scout Master, Key Club sponsor, Red Cross fund-raising volunteer, and a founding member of the Hub City Business and Professional Men’s Club. He was also active with the Sweet Pilgrim Baptist Church and became a church trustee board member and a Sunday school superintendent, financial secretary and vice president for the trustee board. He was a member of the Mississippi Assoc. of Educators and the NAACP. He is survived by his wife, Bea; two children; two grandsons; his mother; a sister; a brother; and several nieces and nephews.
Oliver W. Cunnigen III ’71 ScM, of Jackson, Miss.; June 20. He worked for more than 25 years at the U.S. Veterans Administration. He retired in 2004. He was an avid tennis player and active member of the Tougaloo College National Alumni Assoc. He is survived by his mother, a sister, a brother, and several nieces and nephews.
Hamlin M. Jennings ’75 PhD, of Cambridge, Mass.; July 8, of cancer. He was adjunct professor in the department of civil and environmental engineering at Northwestern Univ. and a principal investigator in the Concrete Sustainability Hub at MIT. Following a research fellow position at the Univ. of Cape Town in South Africa, he began studying cementitious materials at Imperial College in London. In 1982 he joined the National Institute of Standards and Technology of the U.S. Department of Commerce as a physical scientist. His work led to the development of NIST’s Virtual Cement and Concrete Testing Laboratory. He joined Northwestern Univ. as an associate professor in 1987, becoming a full professor in 1994 and serving as chair of the department of civil and environmental engineering from 2002 to 2006. He was instrumental in the establishment at Northwestern of the Advanced Cement-Based Materials Research Center. In 2000 he published his most widely cited and influential paper, now known as the Jennings Model. He wrote and/or cowrote more than 100 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters, and he held 12 patents. He was the recipient of the Copeland Award. He was a member and fellow of the American Ceramic Society, a past chairman of the American Concrete Institute and the American Society of Civil Engineers, and was a member, fellow, and chartered engineer of the Institute of Materials (U.K.). He was an associate editor of the Journal of the American Ceramic Society and a member of the advisory board of the Journal of Advanced Concrete Technology in Japan. He is survived by his wife, Glenys; a daughter; and his mother.
Armand D. Versaci, of East Providence; June 17. The first Italian American to graduate from Harvard Medical School, he was chief of the department of plastic surgery at Rhode Island Hospital from 1973 to 1990 and was a consulting physician to the VA Medical Center in Providence. He helped establish the program for plastic surgery at Brown’s Warren Alpert Medical School. He also created a plastic surgery exchange program with young surgeons from Italy. Over the course of his career he gave numerous presentations and lectures in his field. He participated in more than 60 medical missions in underdeveloped communities around the world in association with Physicians for Peace and the Alpert Medical School. He helped establish children’s burn treatment facilities and trained doctors and nurses in Guatemala and Nicaragua. He served as trustee on the board of directors of RISD. In 1999, the Carter Family Charitable Trust established the Armand D. Versaci Research Scholar in Surgical Sciences Award at Brown with a lecture held annually in his honor. He collected art and enjoyed sailing. Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by two daughters, including Lisa Versaci ’76; two sons; and nine grandchildren.