Obituaries
— Class of 1956

Jul, 2019

May N. Stone ’56, of Sleepy Hollow, N.Y., formerly of New York City; Dec. 21. She was employed in the membership department of the Museum of Modern Art prior to obtaining a master’s degree in library science and a master’s in historical preservation, both from Columbia University. She went on to be a reference librarian at Avery Architectural Library of Columbia University.
 

 

Jul, 2019

Gilbert Pemberton II ’56, of Rumford, R.I.; Feb. 21. He worked for more than 45 years for Bell Atlantic, New England Telephone, and then Verizon. He was also an amateur softball umpire with the Blackstone Valley Umpires Assoc. for more than 40 years, serving as the treasurer for many of those years and umpiring in a World Softball tournament. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Marines. He served two terms as governor and treasurer of the Rhode Island Society of Mayflower Descendants and was a member of Emmanuel Church in Cumberland and St. Stephen’s in Providence. He enjoyed cooking, sporting events, and telling long stories. He is survived by his wife, Margaret E. Thomas ’79; three sons and their spouses; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

 

Jul, 2019

Kenneth C. Morley ’56, of Lebanon, N.H., formerly of Alpine, N.J.; Feb. 23, of cancer. He was a retired physician. He served in the U.S. Navy as a naval medical officer from 1961 to 1964. From 1964 to 1972 he was employed as a surgeon at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. In 1972 he moved to Vermont and joined Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center and additionally joined an existing surgical practice at Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont, N.H. He was known to make house calls to many who appreciated his services. After retiring from medicine in 1999, he moved to Lebanon and began a second career as a volunteer member on the Lebanon City Planning Board. He enjoyed summers on Goose Pond in Canaan, N.H., building model wooden boats, and creating Lionel train layouts. He is survived by seven children; nine grandchildren; a sister; two stepbrothers; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Jul, 2019

John H. Jeffers ’56, ’63 MAT, of Melbourne, Fla.; Feb. 18. He was a science teacher, department head, and coach at Berkeley Preparatory School in Tampa for more than 20 years. Later in his career he was head of Holy Trinity Episcopal School and also worked at Brevard Learning Clinic in Melbourne. He was active in his community and enjoyed camping, sailing, lapidary work, and silversmithing. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; son, David ’82 and his wife; and granddaughter Rachael Jeffers ’12 AM.

 

May, 2019

Charles R. Flather ’56, of Coronado, Calif.; Dec. 25. He retired from the U.S. Navy in 1982 after 26 years of service. He went on to work for several years at Computer Sciences Corporation as a systems analyst and then he and his wife opened and ran two retail stores in Seaport Village. He was an avid tennis player and past president of the Coronado Tennis Assoc. He is survived by his wife, Beverly; three children; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and sister  Beverley Edwards ’69.

Mar, 2019

Arnold H. Kritz ’56, of Bethlehem, Pa.; Apr. 16. After receiving his PhD in physics from Yale, he spent several years in the research industry before joining the faculty of Hunter College in 1969, where he later served as chair of the department of physics. He was recruited to the department of physics at Lehigh Univ. and served as its chair from 1991 to 1998. At the same time, he led his own research program at Lehigh on nuclear fusion. He also led large multi-institutional collaborations that included research centers across the world. For many years he was a visiting research fellow at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory and held several visiting appointments at major laboratories in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Australia, Canada, Denmark, and Germany. He served on the International Advisory Committee for the Center for Magnetic Fusion Theory in China and for four years he worked at the U.S. Department of Energy in charge of the modeling and simulation branch of the Office of Fusion Energy Sciences. He was named a Fellow of the American Physical Society and published numerous articles and wrote two books, including Introduction to Problem Solving. In 2005 a two-day Symposium on The Future of Integrated Modeling was held in celebration of his 70th birthday. He was an active member of the Jewish communities in which he lived and was a board member of the Jewish Federation. He volunteered with the Boy Scouts of America and enjoyed hiking, camping, skiing, traveling, gardening, and playing duplicate bridge. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; a daughter; two sons, including Barry ’84 ScM; two daughters-in-law; a son-in-law; nine grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

 

Mar, 2019

Thomas E. Hazlehurst ’56, of Wakefield, R.I.; Nov. 17. He was president and CEO of Potter Hazlehurst, an advertising public relations firm in East Greenwich, R.I. He was an avid sailor, having served in the U.S. Navy, was president of the Narragansett Bay Yachting Assoc., founding secretary of Save the Bay, commodore of the East Greenwich Yacht Club, a trustee and fleet captain of the New York Yacht Club, fleet captain of Cruising Club of America, chairman of the Newport to Bermuda Race, and a member of the Rhode Island State Yachting Committee. He was a finalist for selection in sailing in the 1956 Olympics. He was inducted into the Brown Athletic Hall of Fame and the Intercollegiate Yacht Racing Hall of Fame. He is survived by three daughters, six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
 

 

Mar, 2019

Walter J. Weber Jr. ’56, Ann Arbor, Mich.; Oct. 18, after a brief illness. He joined the faculty at the University of Michigan in 1963 as a professor in the departments of civil and chemical engineering. He was internationally known for his contributions to the field of environmental science and engineering, in particular the development of new and advanced technologies for treatment of water and wastewater and for water pollution control. He was the recipient of numerous awards and honors during his tenure at the Univ. of Michigan. He was named a Diplomat in the American Academy of Environmental Engineers in 1975, elected to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering in 1985, and named the Gordon M. Fair and Earnest Boyce Distinguished University Professor of Environmental and Ecological Sciences and Engineering in 1994. The International Science Index recognized him as the fifteenth most highly cited and quoted scientist in the world, seventh in the United States. He authored or coauthored more than 200 technical publications and mentored many engineering students and PhD students. He was a member of many professional societies, including the American Chemical Society, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, American Water Works Assoc., Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors, International Association on Water Pollution Research and Control, and the Water Pollution Control Federation. He was a devoted Michigan football fan who served on the University of Michigan Athletic Advisory Board. He enjoyed traveling, yard work, and the Jersey Shore. He is survived by Iva Corbett; four daughters; six grandchildren; and a brother.

Jan, 2019

Raymond R. Cooke ’56, of Raynham, Mass.; Sept. 15. After serving in the U.S. Navy for two years, he was employed as a marine service engineer at Babcock & Wilcox of New York City and as a works engineer at ICI America prior to joining Hart Engineering in East Providence, R.I. After 15 years with Hart as project manager and later vice president of the mechanical division, he moved to Herzog-Hart Corp. in Boston as vice president of construction management, retiring in 1997. He settled in Raynham and was appointed a sewer commissioner, where he helped to establish the Raynham sewer system. He was a member of the town’s Industrial Development Commission. He enjoyed playing golf at his vacation home in Myrtle Beach, S.C. He is survived by three daughters, two sons-in-law, and five grandchildren.

 

Nov, 2018

Ned P. Baugh ’56, of Indian Rocks Beach, Fla., formerly of Indianapolis; May 28. He worked for Dow Chemical Co. for many years and had a second vocation as a career counselor. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and Naval Reserves and member of Alpha Delta Phi. He enjoyed gardening, boating, traveling, and singing in church choirs. He is survived by his companion, Polly Leibe; a daughter; a son; a daughter-in-law; and two grandchildren.
 

 

Sep, 2018

Donald I. Trott ’56, of Wayne, N.J.; May 4, of pancreatic cancer. He was a retired financial analyst and founder of the Consumer Analyst Group of New York. He had a 50-year career on Wall Street. He was active in his community and enjoyed mentoring future analysts. He is survived by his wife, Frances; two daughters; and two granddaughters.

 

Sep, 2018

Seymour G. Karnes ’56, of Palm Coast, Fla., formerly of Warwick, R.I.; May 11. He was a retired textile chemist for the former Sequoia Chemical Co. of Providence. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, a 1996 heart transplant recipient, and a member and former two-term commander of the Jewish War Veterans of Palm Coast. An avid New York Yankees fan, he enjoyed all sports, playing bridge, and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte; two daughters; a son; two sons-in-law; and three grandchildren.

 

Sep, 2018

Charles H. Eden Jr. ’56, of Saunderstown, R.I.; Apr. 14. He was an area sales manager for Nicholson File Co. in Providence. He retired in 1996 as vice president of sales for the former Russell Harrington Cutlery Co. in Southbridge, Mass. During the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Army. An avid golfer, he was a founding member of Clinton Country Club (Connecticut) and a longtime member of Wannamoisett Country Club (Rhode Island). He enjoyed building and flying remote controlled aircraft and was a member of the Academy of Model Aeronautics. He is survived by his wife, Paula; a daughter; a son; a son-in-law; a sister; and several nieces and nephews.
 

 

Jul, 2018

Daniel H. Morrissey Jr. ’56, of Chevy Chase, Md.; Jan. 31, after a long illness. He was retired from the U.S. Office of Education and was a U.S. Coast Guard veteran of the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; a daughter; two sons; and eight grandchildren.

 

Jul, 2018

Edward P. Kelly ’56, of Aberdeen, Miss., formerly of Chicago; Dec. 22. After working briefly as an assistant district attorney for New York, he moved to Chicago and worked for Apollo Savings and Loan. He was promoted to president in 1962. At that time, he was the youngest member of the U.S. Savings and Loan League Legislative Committee and the Illinois Savings and Loan League Advisory Board and he was subsequently elected to membership in the Young Presidents’ Organization. He was an accomplished public speaker involved in several political campaigns and instrumental in developing the Plaza of the Americas flags on Michigan Ave. He enjoyed traveling. He is survived by his wife, Susie; three daughters; a son; and seven grandchildren.

 

Jul, 2018

Joseph M. Daley Jr. ’56, of Fort Worth, Tex.; Feb. 18. He was president of J.M. Daley & Associates, an equity investment firm. He had been director of investor relations at Kalan Gold Corp. He earned a master’s degree in economic development and Japanese labor relations from Sophia Univ. in Tokyo while working there for the Japanese subsidiary of an American specialty chemical company. His career included achievements in international enterprise management, investments, adult education, technology, and public service. He lectured at more than 125 technology conferences and authored numerous economic development studies. He served in the U.S. Navy and retired as a commander, U.S. Naval Reserve. He also was a director of the Japan America Society. He is survived by his wife, Grace Wessels Daley ’59; four children and their spouses; and nine grandchildren.

 

Jul, 2018

Bruce N. Abbott ’56, of Oxford, Me., formerly of West Springfield, Mass.; Dec. 23. In West Springfield, he began his career working at IBM, transitioned into insurance, and retired after 31 years with Travelers Insurance in Hartford, Conn., as a data analyst. He was a longtime member, Sunday school teacher, and choir member at Mittineague Congregational Church in West Springfield. After moving to Oxford, he joined Oxford Congregational Church and served as treasurer. He enjoyed playing cribbage and was an avid Boston sports fan. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; a daughter; three sons; a daughter-in-law; a son-in-law; 16 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, including Douglas ’61; and two sisters-in-law.

 

Jul, 2018

Nancy W. Maker ’56, of Manchester Center, Vt., formerly of Wrentham, Mass.; Feb. 11. She taught kindergarten and worked as a unit coordinator in the ICU of Massachusetts General Hospital. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta and enjoyed creative writing and reading. She is survived by a sister, a nephew, and many cousins.

May, 2018

James D. Kalloger ’56, of Lynn, Mass.; Dec. 11. A U.S Army veteran of the Korean War, he joined the Lynn Police Department as patrolman for several years. He joined the Massachusetts State Police and retired as a member of its Harbor Patrol. In addition to his police work, he was a cement finisher and bricklayer for many years. He was a lifetime member of the Danvers Fish & Game Club, where he won many awards for both skeet and trap shooting, and was a member of VFW Post 1240. He played football at Brown. He is survived by his wife, Lillian; children; and grandchildren.

 

May, 2018

Bruce N. Abbott ’56, of Oxford, Me., formerly of West Springfield, Mass.; Dec. 23. In West Springfield, he began his career working at IBM, transitioned into insurance, and retired after 31 years with Travelers Insurance in Hartford, Conn., as a data analyst. He was a longtime member, Sunday school teacher, and choir member at Mittineague Congregational Church in West Springfield. After moving to Oxford, he joined Oxford Congregational Church and served as treasurer. He enjoyed playing cribbage and was an avid Boston sports fan. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; a daughter; three sons; a daughter-in-law; a son-in-law; 16 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, including Douglas ’61; and two sisters-in-law.

 

Apr, 2018

Frances Evans Justin ’56, of Clarks Summit, Pa.; Nov. 1, from Alzheimer’s. She was an organist and choir director at churches in New Brunswick, N.J., and Scranton and Ransom, Pa. She also taught piano and was an office manager for Weichert Realtors in East Brunswick, N.J. She is survived by her husband, James; a daughter; a son; a daughter-in-law; a son-in-law; and three granddaughters.

Feb, 2018

Frederick F. Trost ’56, of Victor, N.Y.; June 18. He was a retired senior sales representative for Sandoz Pharmaceutical Corp. in East Hanover, N.J. He is survived by his wife, Joan; four children, and nine grandchildren.

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