— Class of 1951
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Donald E. Ellis ’51, of Plymouth, Mass., formerly of Stoughton, Mass.; Aug. 29. He was a retired civil engineer for Sigma Instruments in Braintree, Mass. He was a member of the Plant Engineers Club, the West Stoughton Civic Assoc., and the First Congregational Church in Stoughton, where he served as a trustee for many years. He was also a U.S. Navy World War II veteran. He enjoyed bowling, dancing, and playing golf. He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, a grandson, two great-grandchildren, and a brother.
Eleanor R. Moushegian ’51, of Boston; Mar. 4. She is survived by a sister, a brother, and nieces and nephews.
David Hedison ’51, of Beverly Hills, Calif.; July 18. A theater, television, and screen actor who was best known as a submarine captain on Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. In the early 1950s he appeared in the plays Much Ado About Nothing and A Month in the Country, which won him a Theatre World Award for most promising newcomer. Signed by Twentieth Century-Fox, he appeared in The Enemy Below (1957), Son of Robin Hood (1958), and The Fly. He was the first actor to portray CIA operative Felix Leiter in two non-consecutive James Bond films; Live and Let Die and Licence to Kill. He later had recurring roles on daytime dramas Another World and The Young and the Restless. He appeared in seven episodes of The Love Boat and six episodes of Fantasy Island. His last movie role was in Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk (2017). Over the course of a six-and-a-half-decade career he appeared in more than 100 films and television roles but said theater was his first love. In the 1990s and early 2000s he appeared in regional theater, often in Massachusetts and Maine. He is survived by two daughters.
John G. Fuller ’51, of Warrenville, Ill.; June 25. While studying at Brown, he wrote an award-winning short story, Emma Gets Her Way. He later attended Northwestern Law School and passed the bar before being drafted. He served in the Korean War before joining JAG in Fort Benning, Ga. Despite success in law, he changed career paths and became an author. In 1960 he moved his family to live in Vienna for three years and Barcelona for a year while writing his novel Portrait of a Boy, which was published in 1968. He dedicated much of his life to poetry writing and won several awards, including the President’s Award for Literary Excellence from the National Author’s Registry in 1968. Through the years he published several volumes of his poetry, including The Forest Holds a Secret Place. He is survived by four children, including David ’75, and 11 grandchildren.
Gordon Fallow ’51, of South Yarmouth, Mass.; May 18. He worked for Sears, Roebuck & Company for 41 years in several different positions and as general manager of stores in Massachusetts and Maine. He retired in 1987. He also served in the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, gardening, and woodcarving. He is survived by his wife, Pauline, as well as a daughter, four sons, eight grandchildren, and a great-grandson.
Francis L. Crowley ’51, of Groton, Conn.; July 2. He spent three years in U.S. Army Counterintelligence before starting his professional work career. He worked at General Dynamics/Electric Boat division contracts department in 1957. In 1970 he began working at Yale University School of Medicine as director of the school’s grants and contracts office. In 1985 he joined Ship Analytics Inc. in North Stonington (Conn.) and assumed the position of vice president for administration and general counsel. After a short time with a specialized law practice, he capped his professional career as director of health for Ledge Light Health District, which expanded under his team leadership from Groton to a six-town local public health agency. He retired in 2007. He was a member of the State of Massachusetts and Connecticut bar associations and the Court of Federal Claims bar. He owned several boats for cruising and sailing and enjoyed being past commodore of Ram Island Yacht Club. He was also a member of the Ocean Cruising Club and the Off Soundings Club. He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, a son, five grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
Larry Coletti ’51, of Norwich, Conn.; July 24. After completing a residency in general/vascular surgery at St. Luke’s Hospital, he returned to Connecticut, serving two years as chief of surgery at the naval base in Groton, followed by two years as a solo surgical practitioner at Backus Hospital. In 1969 he opened a private surgical practice in Norwich in conjunction with Backus Hospital and was involved in executive and philanthropic capacities. He retired in 2004 as chairman of the department of surgery. He was a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and an avid sports fan. He also enjoyed playing the clarinet and was a life-long learner. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor; three children and their spouses, including Carolyn ’80 and Lee Psinakis ’80; eight grandchildren, including Thomas Wetmore ’10; two sisters; and a brother.
Saul D. Arvedon ’51, of Greenville, R.I., formerly of Needham and Plymouth, Mass., and Boynton Beach, Fla.; July 21. He was a sales representative for Lightolier for 32 years. He enjoyed traveling and cruising around the world. At age 50 he went skydiving for the first time and at age 73 he bungee jumped for the first time. He is survived by three children and three grandchildren.
Claire Fitzpatrick Luther ’51, of Elkhart, Ind.; Apr. 24. She was a founding member of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Elkhart and an active member of the community. She enjoyed playing golf and tennis, traveling, and solving crossword puzzles. She is survived by four daughters, five grandchildren, and two sisters, including Virginia Fitzpatrick Bainton ’49.
Paula Skellet Pendleton ’51, of Deephaven, Minn.; Jan. 24. She was a homemaker who enjoyed nature, the arts, and weaving. Over the years, several of her weavings won blue ribbons for woven textiles at the Minnesota State Fair. She is survived by five children, four grandchildren, and sister Carla Huntting ’53.
William R. Moran ’51, of New York City; Feb. 6, after a short illness. He worked as a patent attorney for Union Carbide in New York City. He is survived by a brother and seven nieces and nephews.
Albert E. Mink ’51, of North Scituate, R.I. and Venice, Fla.; Feb. 9. He had a long career as an educator and principal in the Providence School Department, was a visiting professor at Rhode Island College Graduate School, and was adjunct faculty with the New England Institute of Technology. He was also a junior high school basketball, football, and baseball coach. Among the professional organizations he belonged to were the National Association of Secondary School Principals, the Rhode Island Association of Secondary School Principals, Rhode Island Council of Teachers of English, and Rhode Island Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. He was also a member of the Boy Scouts of America and involved with Yawgoo Scout Reservation for more than 40 years, retiring as reservation director. He was active in his community and enjoyed fishing, gardening, swimming, woodworking, and music. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; three sons; two daughters-in-law; and three grandchildren.
David P. Leys ’51, of Middletown, R.I.; Apr. 2. He had a 50-year career as president and owner of Leys Century Store, the family business his father started in 1912. Additionally, he served as president and chairman of the board of trustees of BankNewport, was a lifelong parishioner and trustee for St. Mary’s Church, served on the board of trustees and was interim CEO of The Preservation Society of Newport County, was president of the Newport County Chamber of Commerce, volunteered on the Middletown Beach Commission, ran the Newport Downtown Merchants Decoration Committee, and was the longest serving volunteer fireman on the Newport Fire Department, having served with distinction for more than 50 years. He helped re-establish the Newport Fireman’s Relief Assoc. and was recognized for his service to the community as a recipient of the Newport Daily News Community Service Award and Jefferson Award for volunteer service from WJAR Channel 10 in 2017. He enjoyed sailing and playing tennis. He is survived by his wife, Judy; six children and their spouses; 15 grandchildren; and brother Bill Leys ’50.
Harry Hake III ’51, of Cincinnati; Jan. 23. He was a third generation Hake architect who joined Harry Hake & Partners in 1954, became sole proprietor in 1968, and retired from architecture in 1978. In 1979 he donated sketches and drawings of hundreds of projects completed by the firm to the Cincinnati Historical Society Library. He was a member of several boards and president of the University Club in Cincinnati. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting, and golf. He is survived by his wife, Albina; a daughter; two stepsons; five granddaughters; one great-granddaughter; a sister; and two nephews and a niece.
Duncan C. Gray ’51, of Great Falls, Va.; Jan. 29. He worked for various engineering firms in New York and Washington, D.C., and in 1962 opened his own business, Duncan C. Gray Consulting Structural Engineer. He later partnered with Arthur Heinzman, forming the firm Gray & Heinzman. He was a member of the American Concrete Institute and the American Consulting Engineers Council, and a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was in the Naval Reserve until 1955. At Brown he was co-captain of the swim team and elected to the Athletic Hall of Fame in 1977. He built and sailed a 31-foot sailboat on the Chesapeake Bay and enjoyed traveling. He is survived by his wife, Maxine; three children; and five grandchildren.
Arthur Barnes ’51, of Twinsburg, Ohio; Mar. 18. He did his anesthesia residency at Huron Hospital in East Cleveland, where he later ran the residency program. He served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps and then continued his career at the Cleveland Clinic in 1976, where he was vice chair of the division of anesthesiology from 1977 to 2001 and chair of general anesthesiology from 1987 to 1994. He taught as residency director in anesthesiology and was medical director of the School of Nurse Anesthesia at the Cleveland Clinic until his retirement in 2001. He enjoyed traveling, gardening, bicycling, and playing bridge and chess. He is survived by his wife, Audrey Marsh Barnes ’53; five children and their spouses; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a sister.
John M. Wood ’51, of Janesville, Wisc., and Delray Beach, Fla.; Jan. 25. He lived in Milwaukee working at the Plankinton Hotel for a short time before moving to Janesville, where he managed the Monterey Hotel until it was sold in 1963. He then took over the lease of the Tap Room restaurant in Delray and ran it until he changed careers and became an investment advisor. He returned to Janesville and in 1966 opened the Robert W. Baird office. He was named vice president in 1969 and managed the branch until his retirement in 1997. He was an active member of the Janesville Chamber of Commerce. He was a gifted piano player and enjoyed attending concerts and musical theater performances. An avid tennis player, he was instrumental in the building of the Janesville Country Club tennis courts. In retirement he enjoyed traveling and cruising. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; two daughters; two sons-in-laws; and four grandchildren.
Shirley Gorlick Ebenstein ’51, ’68 MAT, of Boca Raton, Fla., formerly of West Hartford, Conn.; Oct. 9. She was a retired reading and math specialist at a learning center in Hartford. For 50 years she worked alongside her husband as an officer and director of the family company, Capital Commercial Properties. She enjoyed reading, especially biographies, and traveling and cruising. Phi Beta Kappa. She is survived by a daughter; son, Douglas ’75 and his wife; and two granddaughters, including Lori Ebenstein ’17.
Kenneth W. Dehertogh ’51, ’55 AM, of Cumberland, R.I.; Nov. 2. He was employed as a science teacher for the Providence School Department for 22 years. He was also the owner of several successful businesses. He enjoyed singing at the German club in Pawtucket, R.I., and at the Warwick Senior Center. He is survived by six children, including daughter Deborah Dehertogh ’74, ’77 MD; nine grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
Martha Brinton Mermier ’51, of Ann Arbor, Mich.; Nov. 14, of Parkinson’s disease. She tutored children and adults in reading while her own children were young, then returned to school to obtain a master’s degree in social work. She spent most of her career as a psychiatric social worker working with severely mentally ill patients at Ypsilanti Regional Psychiatric Hospital, retiring in 1989. In 1993 she published Coping with Severe Mental Illness; Families Speak Out. She enjoyed traveling all over the world and climbed Mont Blanc in Europe, hiked the 100-mile Tour de Mont Blanc, trekked in Nepal in her 60s, and hiked the Milford Track in New Zealand. She also enjoyed opera and attending performances at the Santa Fe Opera in New Mexico, Michigan Opera Theater, and the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. She is survived by two daughters, a son-in-law, two granddaughters, a brother, and nieces and nephews.
William R. Maloney ’51, of Charlotte, N.C.; Nov. 13. He had a 34-year military career in the U.S. Marine Corps. He served with distinction on assignments in Korea, Vietnam, Okinawa, the Mediterranean, and Hawaii; taught at the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis; served as a commanding general; and was deputy chief of staff for Manpower for the Marine Corps headquarters in Washington, D.C. He received numerous citations, awards, and medals for his service and retired in 1985 with the rank of lieutenant general. After retiring from the Marine Corps, he worked for the National Soft Drink Assoc. (now the American Beverage Assoc.) until 1998. During his tenure, he was appointed vice president of operations and president of InterBev, at the time one of the largest trade shows representing the beverage industry. He also continued his dedication to the military through volunteer commitments. He enjoyed reading and traveling. He is survived by a daughter, a son-in-law, and three grandchildren.
Philbrick W. Dodge ’51, of North Sandwich, N.H.; Oct. 29. He worked for the Ford Motor Co. for 17 years before purchasing White’s Garage, a Ford dealership in West Ossipee, N.H. In addition to White’s Garage, he built White Mountain Subaru in West Ossipee, then relocated it to Conway, N.H. He served on the vestry of St. Andrew’s Church and enjoyed singing and playing hymns on the piano. He also enjoyed swimming, hiking, running, and playing tennis. He is survived by his wife, Anne; a daughter; a son; a daughter-in-law; and two grandchildren.
Frank Bednarczyk ’51, of Lewiston, Me., formerly of Warminster, Pa.; Oct. 21. He was a mechanical engineer for manufacturing company SKF in Philadelphia and in 1974 moved to Lewiston to work for Philips Elmet Corp. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Polish National Alliance. He is survived by two sons, a daughter-in-law, and a sister.
Graham D. Andrews ’51, of Newtown Square, Pa.; Oct. 26. For many years he was a financial advisor for Merrill Lynch in Philadelphia and Wayne, Pa. He was active in politics and served as commissioner of the Fourth Ward of Radnor Township. He was an elder, trustee and deacon at various times at Wayne Presbyterian Church and was active on several boards, including St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children and the Delaware County Medical Society Public Health Fund. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a proud Philadelphia Flyers season ticket holder and enjoyed spending time on the water with family. He is survived by his wife, Jean; three daughters, including Margaret Andrews Rosecky ’86; a son-in-law; five grandchildren; a brother; a niece and two nephews.
David R. Tillinghast ’51, of New York City; Aug. 15. He was in private practice, then made partner at the law firm of Hughes Hubbard & Reed. He joined Chadbourne & Park as partner from 1990 to 1999, and from 1999 until his retirement in 2014 he was partner and then Of Counsel at Baker & McKenzie. He taught international tax law at NYU School of Law and delivered lectures at conferences all over the world. In 1996, the NYU School of Law, with Baker & McKenzie, established the annual David R. Tillinghast Lecture on International Taxation. He was formerly International Tax Counsel of the U.S. Treasury Department, chairman of the Permanent Scientific Committee of the International Fiscal Assoc., consultant to the United Nations Centre on Transnational Corporations, and author of numerous articles and books, including Tax Aspects of International Transactions. He enjoyed traveling, telling jokes, solving puzzles, and was enthusiastic about sports, as a participant and later as an observer. He is survived by his wife, Lisa; a daughter; a son-in-law; a stepson; and a grandson.
Linda Wilson Grubin ’51, of Chatham, N.Y.; Sept. 2. She worked for a Pfizer product testing laboratory until 1959. In the mid-1960s, she became an elementary school teacher in the New York public school system for 20 years. She retired in 1988. She is survived by three daughters and five grandchildren.
James A.D. Pollock ’51, of Mystic, Conn., and West Palm Beach, Fla.; June 30. He joined Lever Brothers after graduation and later General Foods, which he left in 1976 to form Karr-Dorr Foods. Eventually he started Target Sales Management, an independent sales company, and later founded Granitaur Marketing. He fully retired in 2014. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member of the Brown Club of New York. He enjoyed crossword puzzles, specifically the New York Times crossword puzzle; golf; and the New York Yankees. He is survived by his life partner, Barbara MacDougall; a daughter; a son; a daughter-in-law; a son-in-law; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Joan Laboissoniere Lisi ’51, of Wakefield, R.I., formerly of Sharon, Pa.; May 19. She was a pediatric nurse prior to switching career paths and becoming a flight attendant for United Airlines. In 1977 she moved to Rhode Island and worked for Scallop Nursing Home while completing her master’s in gerontology. She enjoyed learning, reading, cooking, and traveling. She is survived by four children, a stepson, four grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter.
Edward H. Toole ’51, of Whately, Mass.; Mar. 28. He had a 30-year career with the CIA, specializing in Russian and European countries. He also served a tour as executive secretary of the U.S. Economic Intelligence Agencies board. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines and enjoyed traveling. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, and seven children.
Peter N. Kondon ’51, of Acton, Mass.; May 18. A retired dentist. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard before attending Tufts Dental School and practicing in Concord, Mass. He enjoyed playing golf and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Julie; a daughter, Mary Kondon Toth ’81; two sons, including Nicholas ’84; two daughters-in-law; a son-in-law; and eight grandchildren.
Maxwell A. Howell ’51, of Washington, D.C.; May 4. A lawyer, he spent the majority of his legal career as a sole practitioner specializing in transportation. He was an accomplished musician; he performed in the U.S. Army Band, duos, trios, and quartets, and was a member of the Alexandria Citizens Band. He was a skilled marksman and a model railroad hobbyist, and he enjoyed deep sea diving, woodworking, reading, bicycling, and photography. He is survived by his wife, Jill; daughter, Patricia Geyer ’78, ’80 AM; a son; a daughter-in-law; a son-in-law; five stepchildren; and eight grandchildren.
Harold C. Fisher ’51, of North Conway, N.H.; Mar. 22. After serving in the U.S. Navy, he began a career in the investment business. He worked in Boston for several investment firms and retired in 1987 from MASSCO Investments. He then founded Conway Investment Management Services, where he managed individual investments until his early 80s. He was commodore of the Conway Lake Sailing Assoc. and served on the Conway Lake Conservation Assoc. for more than 25 years. In addition to sailing, he enjoyed skiing, fishing, hiking, and playing tennis. He is survived by his wife, Marge; a daughter; two sons; a daughter-in-law; a son-in-law; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister.
Dimas Costa ’51, of Rumford, R.I.; Apr. 3. He worked as a civil engineer from 1952 to 1998 and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He is survived by five children and their spouses, including son Daniel ’74; daughter Elizabeth M. Costa ’87; 11 grandchildren, including Hilary Costa ’06, Paul Costa’07, Laura Costa ’13, Elizabeth J. Costa ’14, and John Costa ’20; and a sister.
Ronald J. Burns ’51, of Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of Connecticut; Mar. 12. He began his financial career as an analyst for J.P. Morgan, specializing in the oil industry, then working at Amerada Hess. He later was a financial executive at CIGNA. In 1964 he joined the Home Insurance Co. in New York City, where he rose to executive vice president and in 1978 joined the Bank of Boston as chief investment officer. After moving to Florida in 1985, he founded Augustine Asset Management, where he served as chief executive officer before retiring in his 80s. He also served on several boards over the course of his career and was a former trustee of Brown and a U.S. Army veteran. He enjoyed golf, tennis, bridge, skiing, reading, and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Carol; three daughters; a son; a daughter-in-law; two sons-in-law; seven grandchildren; a great-grandchild; two sisters and their spouses; several nieces and nephews; and his former wife.
Leonard G. Tubbs Jr. ’51, of New Orleans; Jan. 20. He had a lifelong career in the marine insurance industry working with the Mariner’s Club of the Port of New Orleans and the Home Insurance Co. in New York, and as a vice president of Ferd. Marks-Smither & Co. in New Orleans. He was a charter and founding member of the Mariners Club of the Port of New Orleans and member of the New Orleans Board of Trade and the Southern Yacht Club. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and enjoyed birding and bird photography. He is survived by four sons; three stepdaughters, including Lucinda Flowers ’77; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Edward G. Tefft ’51, of Royersford, Pa.; Jan. 30. He worked his entire 38-year career as an electrical engineer with General Electric, primarily in New York. He was an active member of Sacred Heart Church in Royersford and volunteered with several committees and organizations. He enjoyed sketching and painting. He is survived by his wife, Mary Anne; four children; seven grandchildren; a step-granddaughter; and five great-grandchildren.
Shirley Nagle Holmes ’51, of Barrington, R.I., formerly of Briarcliff Manor and Ossining, N.Y.; Jan. 19. She was a real estate agent for more than 40 years both in Westchester County, N.Y., and for Coleman Real Estate and Residential Properties of Barrington. She retired in 2012. She enjoyed traveling and playing tennis and bridge. She is survived by daughters Kristin Holmes-Linder ’76, Holly Holmes ’77, and Marnie Fuller Holmes Moody ’79; four grandchildren; and a brother.
Perry S. Herst ’51, of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.; Feb. 6. He began his career in real estate at Arthur Rubloff & Co. before moving to Tishman Realty and Construction Co. in 1964. In 1968 he purchased Tishman Realty and Construction Co., which was later known as Tishman West Companies. It was eventually sold to an affiliate of American Express. He was involved in many philanthropic and charitable endeavors over the years, including serving on several boards. He was a recipient of the Humanitarian Award from the National Conference of Christians and Jews, and of the Civic Achievement Award from the American Jewish Committee. At Brown he was captain of the tennis team and a member of Zeta Psi. He was an avid outdoorsman and traveled around the world on fishing and hunting excursions. He is survived by his wife, Angela; son Perry III ’86; a stepdaughter; a stepson; six grandchildren; a sister; and nieces and nephews, including John S. Stamler Jr. ’98.
Stanley E. Salva ’51, of Durham, Conn.; Dec. 14, after a short illness. A U.S. Navy veteran, he was a retired research chemist for Uniroyal and a member of the American Chemical Society. He is survived by three sons, two daughters-in-law, eight grandchildren, and one step-grandchild.
Robert W. Helm ’51, of Hingham, and formerly Needham, Mass.; Dec. 12. He founded the Robert W. Helm Insurance Agency in 1955 and was cofounder of the Needham Assoc. of Independent Insurance Agents. He was a Needham Town Meeting member for 25 years and was active at Christ Episcopal Church. An avid sailor, he is survived by his wife, Bette; four sons; three daughters-in-law; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Bruce A. Hausman ’51, of Boca Raton, Fla., formerly of New York City; Dec. 1.
John Calannino Jr. ’51, of San Antonio, Tex., formerly of Mobile, Ala.; Oct. 18. He joined the civil service in 1963 and worked at Kelly Air Force Base in San Antonio until his retirement in 1987. He continued to volunteer for the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Assoc., doing income taxes for seniors, and was a member of St. Luke Catholic Church, where he was a founding member of the Our Lady of Angels Family Guild. He enjoyed playing golf and bridge. He is survived by his wife, Hilda; two daughters; and three grandchildren.
Marilyn Dunn Dauch ’51, of Glastonbury, Conn.; Oct. 28. She was a homemaker who enjoyed gardening, reading, and traveling. She is survived by five children, 10 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a sister.
Robert S. Fields ’51, of Stamford, Conn.; Dec. 6. He established an orthodontic practice in Stamford, from which he retired in 2016. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and served on numerous boards, including those of Stamford Hospital and Temple Beth-El. He is survived by his wife, Joan; two daughters, including Andrea Oley ’77; a son; two sons-in-law; a daughter-in-law; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
E. Patrick Flynn ’51, of Carmel, N.Y., formerly of New York City; Nov. 26. He had a career in real estate and bred Black Angus cattle. He was a U.S. Marine veteran of the Korean War. He enjoyed sailing, playing polo, and traveling, especially spending a few months each year at his home in France. He is survived by his partner, Toni, and her son; five children; eight grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and a sister and brother.
James K. Mullaney ’51, of Milford, Mass., formerly of East Greenwich, R.I.; Oct. 18. He was a directory sales manager at New England Telephone Co. for 36 years. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a past Grand Knight for the Knights of Columbus and a past president of the March of Dimes in Providence, was active in the United Way, and was a board member of the AARP in Massachusetts. He was also the lead commentator for The Senior Scene on Milford Community Cable Television for many years. He is survived by three daughters; three sons, including James ’76; two daughters-in-law; a son-in-law; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Alan M. Stone ’51, of Venice, Fla., formerly of Anchorage, Ky.; Nov. 26, from complications of Parkinson’s. After serving in the U.S. Army, he worked in manufacturing management and was active in civic organizations. In retirement he was a financial planner and was active in the First Christian Church in Venice. He is survived by his wife, Bette; a daughter a stepson; a daughter-in-law; a son-in-law; and three grandchildren.
Kenneth E. Curewitz ’51, of Cameron Park, Calif., formerly of Framingham, Mass.; Sept. 5, of Alzheimer’s. He worked in computer design and application for Honeywell and Raytheon before becoming founder and president of the former Devonshire Computer Corp. in 1969. He earned a U.S. Patent while working at Honeywell. He enjoyed music, singing, and playing handball, in which he won many city and regional championships. He also enjoyed bowling—he achieved a perfect score of 300 in 1967—and playing golf, hitting a hole in one in the 1990s. He is survived by three sons, including Kenneth ’85, ’93 ScM; three daughters-in-law; and five grandchildren.
Carolyn Holt Homestead ’51, of Allentown, Pa.; Sept. 18, from pneumonia. She worked as a registered medical technologist at Rhode Island Hospital and Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., before moving to Allentown, where she was co-owner of Roto-Rooter Sewer & Drain Service in Lehigh Valley. She retired in 1993. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, and needlepoint. She is survived by her husband, John; three children; and a granddaughter.
Thurman Pava ’51, of Huntington, Mass.; Sept. 27. He owned and operated four Gas Mart gas stations before establishing Rosa’s Candies, where he marketed Rosa’s Fudge. He is survived by four stepdaughters, a brother, a sister-in-law, and a nephew.
Albert G. Watkins ’51, of Clayton, Mo.; Aug. 3, from a stroke. He spent his career as an advertising salesman and manager in the magazine business with such publications as Better Homes & Gardens, Life, Time, Collier’s, and the Condé Nast group. He is survived by his wife, Nancy McIver Watkins ’51; a daughter; four sons, including Thomas ’80 and James ’78; and six grandchildren.