Obituaries
— Class of 1957

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Apr, 2022

Robert E. Tatem ’57, of Sun City Center, Fla.; Feb. 5, 2021. He was a teacher before joining UPS, where he worked for 25 years prior to retiring. He enjoyed tinkering in his workshop and teaching his children and grandchildren to fish. He was active in his local community, serving on the neighborhood security patrol. He was a naval officer, member of the Military Officers Association of America, and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He is survived by his wife, Elaine; four children and their spouses; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law; and several nieces and nephews. 

Apr, 2022

Michael Scardera ’57, of Hamden, Conn.; Sept. 18. He had a long and successful career as a research scientist at Olin Corp. An avid stamp collector, he was a lifetime member of the American Philatelic Society. He is survived by his wife, Georgette; four children and their spouses; 10 grandchildren; and
two great-grandchildren. 

 

Apr, 2022

Gustave W. Kilkenny ’57, of Mainesburg, Pa.; Sept. 6. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War and at the Pentagon before retiring after 20 years of service with the rank of major. He received the Bronze Star and Meritorious Service Medal. Following military service, he worked for the U.S. Postal Service, studied history at Mansfield University, and was a substitute teacher in the Mansfield (Pa.) school system for many years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and is survived by a daughter, a son and daughter-in-law, and four stepchildren. 

Apr, 2022

Richard D. Godfrey ’57, of Santa Barbara, Calif.; Oct. 12. After graduating, he married Katherine Bernhard Godfrey ’60, joined the Army, and was stationed in France. Upon completion of his military service, he and Katherine moved back to Rhode Island and Richard entered the banking profession with a focus on trust services. He rose to head the asset management subsidiary of the Industrial National Bank of Providence. In 1975, he accepted a position at American Express in San Francisco and relocated to the West Coast. He retired after a successful career with Trust Company of the West and settled in Santa Barbara, where he volunteered in the community and served on several boards and committees, including Direct Relief and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. He is survived by his wife, Katherine; three children; and six grandchildren. 

 

Jan, 2022

Henry L. Thompson Jr. ’57, of Quogue, N.Y.; Aug. 4, from complications of Parkinson’s disease. After Brown he attended Harvard Business School and spent his entire career as an investor. He volunteered with churches and nonprofits and helped friends navigate the markets. He retired in 2001 as senior vice president of Fiduciary Trust Company. He enjoyed fishing and playing golf and bridge, achieving the rank of life master. Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by his wife, Mary; three children and their spouses; and six grandchildren. 

Jan, 2022

Joseph S. Carnabuci ’57, of South Easton, Mass.; Aug. 8, after a long illness. After Brown, he entered the U.S. Navy operating out of Cape Canaveral during the firing of the Polaris fleet ballistic missile. He was honorably discharged as a lieutenant junior officer and received the Navy Unit Commendation. He attended Boston University Graduate School of Business and graduated from Suffolk University School of Law in 1968. He had served as assistant manager of the Brockton Chamber of Commerce and served as executive director of the North Attleboro Chamber of Commerce for four years. During his time as an attorney, he was a member of the Plymouth County Bar Association and for a time served as its president. He was also a recipient of the Alan M. Hale Award for providing outstanding legal services in Massachusetts. He enjoyed attending performances of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera. He is survived by his wife, Catherine; three sons and daughters-in-law; four grandchildren; a brother; and two nephews. 

Oct, 2021

Leonard P. Zych ’57, of Schertz, Tex.; May 2. After a 30-year career in the U.S. Air Force, he became the training director of two multi-million-dollar companies in San Antonio. He remained in the business sector for seven years and then transitioned to teaching seventh and eighth grade math at St. George Episcopal School, where he eventually became headmaster. He volunteered with civilian, military, and religious organizations. He is survived by his wife, Regina; six children and their spouses; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a brother.

Oct, 2021

Judith Krasnoff Perlow ’57, of Framingham, Mass., formerly of Seminole, Fla.; Apr. 20. She earned her master’s degree in library science at URI and worked as a children’s librarian at the Pawtucket Public Library for many years. After moving to Florida in 1980, she held positions at the University of Tampa. She was a member of the American Association of University Women and enjoyed crossword puzzles and word games. She is survived by two daughters and their spouses, and two granddaughters.

Oct, 2021

M. Charles Hill Jr. ’57, of New Haven, Conn.; Mar. 27, of complications from pneumonia. After graduating from Brown and completing his graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania, he worked in foreign service postings in Switzerland, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and South Vietnam. Among other positions, he served as a policy advisor at the State Department, was an advisor for Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, was a political counselor for the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, was executive aide to Secretary of State George Shultz, and was an advisor to former Secretary-General of the United Nations Boutros Boutros-Ghali. In 1992, he joined the Yale faculty and taught history and political science for more than 20 years. When he stopped teaching, he still continued to go to his office every day until March 21. A book entitled A Commonplace Book for Charles Hill will be published as a memorial.

Aug, 2021

Kent H. Sabin ’57, of Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of Fair Haven, N.J.; Feb. 28. After earning a master’s degree in electrical engineering from NYU in 1959, he began a career at AT&T Bell Laboratories in Whippany, N.J., where he was awarded the Distinguished Technical Staff Award designed to recognize sustained achievement. He retired in 1989. He enjoyed running and participated in numerous marathons. He was a member of the Jersey Shore Running Club and a founding member of the Rumson Chapter of the Hash House Harriers international running group. In retirement, he embarked on a 9,000-mile solo bike trip across North America and after more than five months biking, he arrived back home in New Jersey on his 28th wedding anniversary. He moved to Jacksonville in 2008 and is survived by his wife, Susie; a daughter; two grandsons; a sister; a brother; and several nieces and nephews.

Aug, 2021

Louis R. Maiello ’57, of Cranston, R.I.; Apr. 2. After Brown, he went on to study medicine at the University of Bologna in Italy. He returned to Rhode Island and cofounded and worked as a radiologist for Rhode Island Medical Imaging for 35 years. He enjoyed traveling with his wife and summering at their home on Great Island, boating, clamming, and spending time with his family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Carol; two daughters; a son-in-law; three grandchildren; and a sister.

Aug, 2021

Jay Leavitt ’57, of Hendersonville, N.C.; Feb. 25. Just prior to his junior year at Brown, while a member of the cheerleading squad, he had a tumbling accident that caused him to break his neck and become a hemiplegic. Despite his disability and as a Fulbright scholar, he went on to attend the University of Italy at Pisa where he taught a numerical analysis course. He later taught in the mathematics department at the University of Minnesota and became an associate professor in their computer science department. In 1973, with the passage of Section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act, he became active as an advocate for the disabled. He served on several commissions for the disabled under then New York Gov. Mario Cuomo and was a member of the board of directors of Western New York Independent Living Center. He retired to North Carolina and underwent spinal surgery that left him a paraplegic. In his mid-70s, he passed the FINRA Series 65 Exam and created and published forecasting tools for stock market analysts while continuing to advocate for the elderly and serve on a state board addressing the needs of residents in long-term care facilities. He is survived by his wife, Virginia; a son; two grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law and several cousins.

Aug, 2021

Lewis A. Kay ’57, of Moorestown, N.J.; Mar. 26. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and for more than 50 years worked as a pediatric dentist. He was affiliated with several hospitals and organizations, including Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as a senior dentist, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine as an associate pediatric dentist, Cooper Hospital Medical Center on the cleft palate team, Episcopal Hospital/Temple University as clinical director, Academy of Dentistry for the Handicapped as president and board member, New Jersey Dental Association, New Jersey Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped, and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He was recognized for his outstanding service and extraordinary effort as a member of the Dental Identification Unit during 9/11 and in 2011 was the inaugural recipient of the Dr. Lewis A. Kay Excellence in Education Award. He also served in the United States Army. He is survived by his wife, Jo Ann; daughter Dana Kay Smith ’82 and her spouse; son Stephen ’85 and his spouse; and four grandchildren.

Aug, 2021

Robert K. Hitt ’57, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., formerly of Cheshire, Conn.; Nov. 21. He played football at Brown his freshman year, then interrupted his college years to serve in the U.S. Marines before graduating from Brown upon his return. He worked in the family business, Hoffman Paint and Wallpaper, his entire career and was president of the company for most of those years. He was a referee and umpire for several sports and earned the position of referee for Division One football games. He was an active member of the Connecticut Governor’s Footguard and a lifetime member of the Lanphier Cove Association of Branford (Conn.), where he served as president and treasurer. After moving to Port St. Lucie, he continued to be involved in many social groups until his health prevented it. He is survived by his wife, Sally; two daughters and sons-in-law; a son and daughter-in-law; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Jun, 2021

Carolyn Urquhart Shively ’57, of Van Nuys, Calif.; Jan. 4. Upon graduation, she studied as a Woodrow Wilson Scholar at King’s College London, then settled in California and worked at UCLA. In later years she became an avid birder, amassed a large collection of books, and volunteered for many years at the Sherman Oaks Library.

Jun, 2021

Mercedes Hutchison Quevedo ’57, of Providence; Dec. 16, of complications of COVID. She taught in Naperville, Illinois, and Springville, New York, and then returned to Providence, where she taught at the Gordon School before retiring in 1997.

Jun, 2021

Robert G. Hellstrom ’57, of East Hampton, Conn.; Jan. 15. He was an underwriter for Phoenix Mutual Life for more than 30 years. He served his country as a member of the Connecticut Air National Guard and was a longtime member of the Belltown Car Club and the editor of their newsletter. He is survived by a cousin, two nieces, and a nephew.

Jun, 2021

Don. F. Goodwin ’57, of Grantham, N.H.; Jan. 12, of pancreatic cancer. After Brown, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. After three years he transitioned to the U.S. Naval Reserves, served for 20 years, and retired as a commander. He had a long career as a financial executive with National Grid, New England Power Company, and its subsidiaries Narragansett Electric and Massachusetts Electric. While working at Narragansett Electric, he earned an MBA from URI. For many years, he helped local community theaters by building sets and continued his support of them wherever he lived. He was active with the National Ski Patrol. He is survived by his wife, Susan; four daughters; and grandchildren.

Jun, 2021

Richard A. Chagnot ’57, of Fort Myers, Fla., formerly of Franklin, Mass.; Jan. 17. He had a career in sales and retired from the office products division at IBM. He was an avid golfer. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; four children; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 

Apr, 2021

Graham S. Rose ’57, of Williamsburg, Va.; Oct. 4. After Brown, he served in the U.S. Navy and, upon his honorable discharge in 1960, earned his JD from Harvard Law School. He was a trustee and deacon for many years at Garden City Community Church and later served as deacon at Williamsburg Presbyterian Church. Graham enjoyed the outdoors, priding himself in becoming a master naturalist with the Historic Rivers Naturalist Program of Williamsburg. He spent much of his time volunteering with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, determined to clean the waters by growing and maintaining his own oysters in the Lafayette River. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; a daughter; a sister; a sister-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.

Apr, 2021

Donald R. Lawton ’57, of Gansevoort, N.Y.; Sept. 28, of Parkinson’s disease. He was an electrical wholesaler for many years, owning his own business, Econ Electric, and later working at M. Gold & Sons and Clifford Gray Electrical, before retiring in the late 1990s. An avid sports enthusiast, he ran long-distance track in high school and college, played tennis, and was a Red Sox fan, who was able to meet his hero Ted Williams and the entire 1949 Red Sox team after winning an essay contest about his favorite team. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; four children and their spouses; 12 grandchildren; three great-granddaughters; a sister; and two brothers.

Apr, 2021

David C. Lewis ’57, of Providence; Dec. 2. He was the professor emeritus of Community Health and Medicine and the Donald G. Millar Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Alcohol and Addiction Studies at Brown. In 1982, he founded the Brown University Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies and directed the center for 18 years. Prior to founding the center, he was chair of the Department of Community Health at Brown. He founded a think tank advocating for prevention and treatment rather than incarceration for substance use disorders called Physicians and Lawyers for National Drug Policy. He advised presidents, members of Congress, governors, and philanthropists in all aspects of the field of addiction, from recovery to decriminalization and legalization of drugs. He was a member of numerous boards, including the Drug Policy Foundation, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, the Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse, and the Coalition on Physician Education in Substance Use Disorders. He was an internationally known author of more than 400 publications. In December 1997, he received the American Medical Association’s Education and Research Foundation Award in recognition of “outstanding contributions and leadership in championing the inclusion of alcohol and other drug problems into the mainstream of medical practice and medical education.” He also received the W.W. Keen Medical Alumni Service Award from the Brown Medical School Alumni Association for “the physician leader and educator whose contributions represent the best of both clinical and academic medicine.” He enjoyed photography and traveling and was an active member of the North American Nature Photography Association and the National Association of Photoshop Professionals. His work can be seen at www.davidclewisphotography.com. He is survived by daughter Deborah Lewis ’84; son Steven ’87; a daughter-in-law; a son-in-law; four grandchildren; and seven nieces and nephews.

Apr, 2021

Stephen D. Cutler ’57, of Brookline, Mass.; Nov. 24. After earning his MBA at Babson College, he embarked on a successful career in investment management. In 1962 he was called to serve in the Air National Guard. Upon his return he held leadership positions at the Massachusetts Bay Company, Barings America, and ultimately Essex Investment Management, for which, since 1989, he was president and senior portfolio manager. He was active in his community and an engaged philanthropist who supported numerous causes, including Combined Jewish Philanthropies and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He was a trustee of Babson and established the Stephen D. Cutler Center for Investments and Finance, a world class lab that advances financial education for the entire Babson community. He was a member of Pi Lambda Phi. He is survived by his wife, Alice; three children and their spouses; seven grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Apr, 2021

Fred Behringer ’57, of Worcester, Pa., formerly of Ocean City, N.J. and Lansdale, Pa.; Dec. 3. Throughout high school and during summers while in college, he worked as a part-time sports editor for The Ambler Gazette, and upon graduating from Brown, he was hired as a managing editor. As the community newspaper group grew, he eventually served as vice president and executive editor for more than a decade. Other than a brief stint (1960-61) on active duty in Washington, D.C., as a member of the U.S. Air Force National Guard during the Berlin Crisis, he ran the editorial side of Montgomery Newspapers until his retirement in 2001. He then served as editor of GAP, the magazine of the Golf Association of Philadelphia, and spent 14 years as a writer and editor-in-chief of New Jersey Golf, the New Jersey State Golf Association magazine. He also was the author of Where Should We Have Stopped? The Story of a Remarkable Family. He was an active member of numerous newspaper societies and spent 12 years teaching courses in mass-media law, ethics, writing, and editing at Temple University. He was a member of the Pennsylvania Society of Newspaper Editors, the Penn State University–Pennsylvania Society of Newspapers Liaison Committee, and the Philadelphia Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, serving as president of each. He also served as a national ethics chairman for the Society of Professional Journalists, was cochairman of the 1980 National First Amendment Congress, and was secretary-treasurer of the First Amendment Coalition of Pennsylvania. At the local level, he served as a president of the King of Prussia Rotary Club and Ambler Public Library, playing a major role in the formation of the Wissahickon Valley Public Library. In addition to numerous state and national writing and design awards, he received the Freedom of Speech award from Temple University and the Ambler Jaycees Distinguished Service award. He enjoyed spending time with his family at his Ocean City home, playing golf, and following the Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies. He is survived by a daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughter. 

Jan, 2021

Patricia Goodwin ’57, of Canton, Ohio; July 11. She moved with the Navy while working as a probation officer, guidance counselor, and teacher before taking time off to raise her children. She then settled in Canton and worked in real estate. She enjoyed poetry and gardening. She is survived by her four grandchildren.

Jan, 2021

James N. Corrigan ’57, of Washington, D.C.; June 15. After moving to Washington in 1960, he served as a staff assistant to Senator Claiborne Pell. In 1966, Jim began his 40-year career with the Riggs National Bank, where he was vice president for private banking. He was a member of the Chevy Chase Club and the Metropolitan Club, where he served two separate terms as a member of the Board of Governors and Chairman of the Athletic Committee. Until his death, Jim was an avid squash player and proud of his 2018 Super Legends Championship titles in both hardball and softball. At Brown he was a member of the track and field teams and particularly enjoyed long distance running. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; five children; eight grandchildren; a sister; and a brother.

Jan, 2021

Norman T. Brust ’57, of Bridgewater, Mass.; Sept. 3. He received his master’s in electrical engineering from Northeastern University in 1967 and continued in the engineering field working for such prominent companies as EG&G, RCA, and General Dynamics. His interests shifted to sales and marketing, and in 1988 he started his own consulting firm helping small businesses and entrepreneurs with marketing and corporate strategy. He moved to Bridgewater in 2001, where he continued consulting and was actively involved in supporting small businesses, including involvement with the WPI Venture Forum, Southern New England Entrepreneurs Forum (SNEEF), and the BSU Entrepreneur in Residence program. He was involved with local and regional Porsche clubs, including a term as president of the Northeast Region of the Porsche Club of America. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his wife, Janet Biehn Brust ’58; a daughter and son-in-law; three sons; a daughter-in-law; six grandchildren; a sister; a niece; and a nephew.

Nov, 2020

James McCurrach Jr. ’57, of San Francisco; Apr. 9, after a long illness. He had a varied career that began as vice president at Bankers Trust in New York. He owned and operated a restaurant in New York City during the late 1970s and later was a player and teacher of squash until he settled in San Francisco in the early 1990s and began teaching. He spent the last 25 years of his life enjoying the Bay Area, dining out, attending the theater, and reading and writing. He is survived by two sons

Sep, 2020

Elizabeth J. Webb ’57, of Naples, Fla.; Oct. 20, 2019.

Sep, 2020

Richard M. Quinn ’57, of Indianapolis; Feb. 8, after a battle with lung disease. He was the CEO of INDO Advertising and served on two bank boards in Marion, Indiana, then moved to Indianapolis, where he was the owner of The Beer Company and subsequently founded and was president of Cameron Springs Water Company. He was active in his community and served as president of the Brown Club of Indiana and was on the board of the Indiana Repertory Theatre. He enjoyed sailing and exploring and is survived by his wife, Jean; daughter Heather ’86; two sons, including Richard ’84; three daughters-in-law; and four grandchildren.

Sep, 2020

James F. Buote ’57, of Costa Mesa, Calif.; Dec. 1. He worked at the Xerox Corp. for 34 years and served in the Korean War. He enjoyed reading and antique cars. He is survived by his wife, Glenda; four daughters; a son; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Jun, 2020

Valmore A. Pelletier ’57, of Albany, N.Y.; Jan. 7. After graduating from Albany Medical College in 1963, he served in Vietnam as a captain in the U.S. Army, commanding a mobile army surgical hospital unit. Upon return from Vietnam, he worked in private practice as a neurosurgeon in Albany. He is survived by his wife, Leslie; a daughter; two sons; two daughters-in-law; and six grandchildren.

 

Jun, 2020

Lee E. Norton Jr. ’57, of Virginia Beach, Va.; Dec. 9. He was a commander in the U.S. Navy, a naval aviator, and an OPS officer on the USS Independence. He received several awards for his distinguished military service, including the Meritorious Service Medal with Gold Star, Navy Commendation Medal and National Defense Service Medal. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; two daughters; a son; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

 

Jun, 2020

Virginia Kelly Mortimer ’57, of Simsbury, Conn.; Dec. 23. She worked at Southern New England Telephone before starting a family. In 1967, she and her husband founded the Periodical Corp., a printing and publishing company in West Hartford, Conn. She retired in 1994. She worked with her husband, both professionally and on many charitable projects, including recruiting and shipping medicine, hospital equipment, books and supplies for Episcopal schools and medical facilities in the (Palestine) Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem. She volunteered for the Evangelism Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut importing olive wood crosses from Bethlehem and selling them to American Christian churches. In 1985 she founded the Barnabas Foundation, a private, nonprofit foundation that makes gifts primarily for Christian endeavors. She was a lifelong knitter and enjoyed making prayer shawls for people in hospitals and nursing homes. She is survived by her husband, Laird; a daughter; and a grandson.

 

Jun, 2020

Daniel G. Siegel ’57, of Providence; Dec. 18. He was the proprietor of M&S Rare Books and M&S Press of Providence and an icon in the book collecting world for more than 50 years. He retired in March 2019. He was a member Brown’s Library Advisory Council, a board member on the Friends of the Library, and a long and dedicated supporter of special collections at Brown. He twice received Brown University Library’s highest honor, the William Williams Award, once as an individual for his generous gifts to special collections and once as a 2012 member of the Library Advisory Council for its support of the renovation of the John Hay Library. To honor his generous support to the library throughout his life, Brown has established The Daniel G. Siegel Fellowship. The focus of his most recent gift was American literature, American history, and the history of science, but it also encompassed a broad range of other subjects. He served as president of Common Cause of Rhode Island for many years. He was an avid sprinter who competed in masters track events both locally and around the country until his late 70s. He is survived by his companion, Sheila Hughes; two sons; two daughters-in-law; three grandchildren; sister Judith Siegel Novak ’55; niece Lindsey Arenberg ’86; and nephew Andrew Arenberg ’84.

 

Apr, 2020

Donald J. Rhine ’57, of Wilmington, N.C.; Nov. 1. He worked in various fields, including retail and real estate development. His positions took him to areas such as Mississippi, Texas, Ohio, and North Carolina. As a senior vice president for Family Dollar Stores, he conducted business in China, Hong Kong, Korea, and Vietnam. He and his wife created the Rhine Family Endowment for Jewish History at UNC Wilmington. He enjoyed fishing, reading, playing golf, and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Rebecca; two daughters; a son; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

 

Apr, 2020

Barry Merkin ’57, of Chicago; Nov. 24. He was an entrepreneur and professor of management and strategy at Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management from 1993 to 2011. He was honored with the Supporter of Entrepreneurship as part of Ernst & Young’s 2000 Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. He was actively involved in the Young President’s Organization and is survived by his wife, Jasminka; daughter Beth Merkin ’81; a son; and three grandchildren.

 

Apr, 2020

Edward T. O’Dell ’57, of Westwood, Mass.; Oct. 7. After Brown, he went on to earn his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School and then worked for the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. In 1966, he moved to Boston and joined the law firm Goodwin Procter, becoming partner in 1970. He was instrumental in the founding of the firm’s investment management practice. He retired in 2000 and mentored young entrepreneurs by volunteering with the northeast chapter of SCORE. He enjoyed playing pool,cards, and traveling. He is survived by daughter Christine Harrington ’90 and her spouse Nathan Harrington ’90; a son and his fiancé; a daughter-in-law; and six grandchildren.

 

Apr, 2020

Jerome R. Hanley ’57, of Savannah, Ga., formerly of Albany, N.Y.; Oct. 11, after two years of battling complications from a stroke. He joined the faculty of Dartmouth College and then SUNY Albany as a professor of theater before retiring in 1996 to Savannah. He was involved in the works of the Empire Theater in Savannah and directed several productions at the Methodist Church. He was also an accomplished singer and enjoyed being a member of the church choirs in Albany and Savannah. A history buff with an interest in the Civil War, he spent years researching and visiting numerous historical sites. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Ann; three daughters and their spouses, including Kate Hanley Durand ’87 and son-in-law John Durand ’87; four grandchildren, including Laura Durand ’16; a sister; and three brothers.

 

Jan, 2020

Dorelyn Foster Anderson ’57, of St. Cloud, Minn.; Aug. 22. She was an avid reader and community activist. She is survived by her husband, Myron ’59 PhD; a son; a grandson; and two brothers.

 

Nov, 2019

Richard H. Pierce ’57, ’63 PhD, of Westwood, Mass.; June 1, of a heart attack. He was a Classics and Egyptology professor at The University of Bergen, Norway. He traveled frequently back to the United States and was active working in Sudan and Egypt, was an adviser for numerous Sudanese PhD students as well as Norwegian students, and worked with colleagues in a variety of disciplines at the university. He is survived by his wife, Wenche, and a son.
 

 

Nov, 2019

Warren A. Larson ’57, of Lanesborough, Mass.; July 13. After a year of employment as a production supervisor with DuPont in Buffalo, N.Y., he served three years in the U.S. Air Force at Charleston AFB, S.C., as a chief of administration. Following military service, he was employed at Sprague Electric Co. in North Adams, Mass. He retired in 1991 as quality control manager. He was a member of the Mystic Lodge of Masons and the Berkshire Royal Arch Chapter of Masons. He enjoyed baseball card collecting, gardening, photography, fishing, hunting, and attending sporting events. He is survived by four children and their spouses, 11 grandchildren, a great-grandson, a sister and brother-in-law, and several nieces and nephews.
 

 

Nov, 2019

Kenneth L. Greif ’57, of Washington, Conn., formerly of Baltimore; Aug. 20. He earned a law degree in 1961 from the University of Virginia School of Law. In 1968, he obtained a master’s degree in teaching from Johns Hopkins University. He practiced law for several years at Frank, Bernstein, Conaway & Goldman before joining the Park School faculty in 1963, where he served as English department chair and advised the school’s literary journal, Parkpourri. He retired in 1997. He maintained a second home in Washington, where he taught English from 2002 to 2004 at The Gunnery private school. He is survived by a daughter and four grandchildren.
 

 

Nov, 2019

Donald P. Bullock ’57, of Plymouth, Mass.; July 7, after a series of lengthy illnesses. He had a successful sales career that took him all over New England. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and enjoyed collecting antiques, woodworking, and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Marianne; a daughter and son-in-law; a son and daughter-in-law; six grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; two brothers; and several nieces and nephews.
 

 

Nov, 2019

Arthur C. Bartlett ’57, of Blairsden-Graeagle,Calif., formerly of Portola Valley, Calif.; May 2. He was a ski instructor before beginning his career in educational publishing at Addison-Wesley. In 1977, he joined W.H. Freeman & Co. and pursued his career in college textbook publishing. He and a former president of Addison-Wesley cofounded Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Inc., in Boston in 1983, though he worked out of the Portola Valley office. The company sold in 2007 and became Jones & Bartlett Learning, a subsidiary of Ascend Learning. He retired in 1997 and moved to Blairsden-Graeagle. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and enjoyed playing golf, fishing, and skiing. He was also a fan of the Boston Red Sox and Stanford football. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; a daughter and son-in-law; and a granddaughter.
 

 

Sep, 2019

Robert M. Press ’57, of Houston; Apr. 22. He and his wife owned and operated Lorandi Optical in Houston until they sold the business in 1998. He enjoyed traveling, playing golf, and spending time with his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Lorraine; two daughters; a son-in-law; and five grandchildren.

 

Jul, 2019

Michael L. Wilder ’57, of Victor, N.Y.; Mar. 25. He worked at Pfaudler, Inc., prior to owning and operating Rando Machine Corp. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed history, reading, and playing golf. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; three children and their families; a sister; and nieces and nephews.

 

Jul, 2019

Robert Saltonstall Jr. ’57, of Rancho Mirage, Calif., formerly of Concord, Mass.; Apr. 2. He had an accomplished career that included president of The O’Day Company (Mass.), general manager of Waterville Valley (N.H.), vice president for operations at Harvard and associate dean for operations at Harvard Medical School. He also headed Harvard’s United Way Campaign and was president of and member of the board of directors at the Dance Umbrella in Boston. An avid collector of ceramic contemporary art, he volunteered at the Palm Springs Art Museum for more than 10 years. At Brown he was a member of the varsity hockey team and after Brown enjoyed sailing, winter skiing, and traveling the world experiencing new cultures. He is survived by his wife, Jane; four children; eight grandchildren, including Caroline Saltonstall ’13, Elizabeth Saltonstall ’15, and Ryan Chace ’20; two sisters, including Nathalie Forbes ’62; a brother; and former wife, Elizabeth Chace ’59.

 

Jul, 2019

Richard W. Miller ’57, of Orleans, Mass., formerly of Westwood, Mass.; Mar. 13. After graduation he served in the U.S. Air Force as a second lieutenant and assistant provost marshal in charge of 200 military policemen. He left the service in 1960 but remained in the U.S. Air Force Reserve with the rank of captain. He located to Boston and opened his own insurance agency, which he ran for 35 years. As a mortgage broker and real estate appraiser, he represented several banks and insurance agencies. He continued his ties to Brown as president of the Brown Club of Boston and enjoyed interviewing prospective students. He volunteered in Westwood, serving on multiple town boards and as a youth sports coach. After relocating to Orleans, he became active in the community. He enjoyed swimming, running, and playing golf and tennis. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; five children and their spouses; 10 grandchildren; a great-grandson; and a brother.

 

Jul, 2019

Mary Patten Lafferty ’57, of Silver Spring, Md.; Mar. 22. She was a former systems analyst at NIH in Bethesda. She was an avid bridge player and enjoyed world travel. She is survived by six daughters, four grandchildren, and a brother.

 

Jul, 2019

Joseph DuPont Jr. ’57, of Tucson; Apr. 6. He worked for his father’s trucking company, DuPont Express, as well as for Narragansett Brewery until graduating from Brown. He then entered the U.S. Air Force and enjoyed a 28-year career as a pilot. He served in both Korea and Vietnam and was awarded several combat medals from both the U.S. and the Republic of Vietnam. He retired in 1985 as a lieutenant colonel from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and worked at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort for 12 years. He enjoyed solving crossword and Sudoku puzzles, reading mystery books, and trips to Hawaii, France, and Italy with his wife. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; three children; and a granddaughter.

 

Jul, 2019

Abbie Mustermann Paterson ’57, of Ludlow, Vt.; Mar. 25, after a short illness. She is survived by a daughter.
 

 

May, 2019

Robert H. Ackerman ’57, of Cambridge, Mass.; Dec. 18. He worked in pioneering research in the fields of stroke imaging and prevention, including private patient practice, consulting with private companies, and in educating students and faculty in the field of medicine. He helped in the development of non-invasive modalities for the diagnosis of carotid disease and the use of positron emission tomography in the study of ischemic stroke, and was the program director of the National Institutes of Health funded Interdepartmental Stroke Center at Massachusetts General Hospital. He was an associate professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School and a member of their medical school admissions faculty for many years. In the early 1990s he was a distinguished scientist in the department of radiologic pathology of the Armed Forces Institute. In 2013 Massachusetts General Hospital honored him by renaming the MGH Neurovascular Laboratory, which he had founded in 1974 and where he was serving as chairman emeritus, as the R.H. Ackerman Neurovascular Lab. The lab was one of the first non-invasive labs in the country dedicated to using ultrasound to understand blood flow to the brain to identify patients at risk or who have experienced stroke. For many years, he served on several advisory boards and sponsored notable charities, including well known public and private organizations throughout the Boston metro area. An avid rower, he often competed in the Head of the Charles Regatta in Cambridge, as well as other best in class competitions, such as Henley Royal Regatta in England. He enjoyed gardening, writing stories, playing the piano, and traveling. He was a member of the American Board of Radiology, the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, the Cambridge Yacht Club, and the Eastern Point Yacht Club in Gloucester, Mass. He is survived by a stepbrother and several nieces and nephews.

May, 2019

Marva Dates Belt ’57, of Phoenix, Md.; Dec. 9, of cancer. She was a retired librarian of Enoch Pratt Free Library. She was active in civil rights issues and was a member of the Maryland Congress of Racial Equality. After retiring from the library, she commuted daily to Moorland Spingarn Research Center at Howard University and researched the enslaved people and Native Americans of Northumberland County, Va. She also did research for the play Having Our Say, based on the book by Bessie and Sadie Delany,  and edited Dr. Roland McConnell’s book, History of Morgan Park. She is survived by her husband, Stephen; a sister; a brother; a sister-in-law; niece Karen Dates Dunmore ’86; and three nephews.

Mar, 2019

Richard D. Thomson ’57, of Nantucket, Mass.; Nov. 22. He worked in advertising, specializing in marketing, and was known for his work with Procter & Gamble, General Mills, Ford, Unilever, Marlboro, Coca-Cola, and Oscar Mayer. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and is survived by his wife, Marilyn; three sons, including Peter ’89; a daughter-in-law; and three grandchildren.

Mar, 2019

Leonard S. Ridley ’57, of Springville, Utah, formerly of Fairhaven, Mass.; Oct. 18. After earning a master’s degree at Boston University’s School of Social Work, he was employed in child protective services and the Rodman Job Corps Center in New Bedford, Mass. In 1968 he established a residence in Connecticut and initially worked as executive secretary on a special governor’s committee assisting in the development of a multi-faceted children’s service department. Subsequently, he worked as a psychiatric social worker at an experimental child guidance center in Hartford’s inner city. He concluded his career as a supervisor at a Connecticut psychiatric hospital for adolescents in Meriden, Conn., in 1992. He enjoyed painting, writing, and blogging poetry. He is survived by his wife, Janet; four sons; five grandchildren; and several stepchildren.
 

 

Mar, 2019

Lois Kaufman ’57, of Fullerton, Calif.; Nov. 22, of squamous cell sarcoma. She was a retired teacher and homemaker. She is survived by her husband, K. Richard Kaufman ’57; two sons; and two grandchildren.
 

 

Jan, 2019

Charles R. Meader ’57, of Grantham, N.H., formerly of Norwell and Hingham, Mass.; Sept. 22. After serving as a general medical officer in Vietnam, for which he earned a Bronze Star, he moved to Norwell and worked in the South Shore Medical Center. Later he moved to Hingham and began a private medical practice, which he maintained for many years. He eventually moved his practice to Nashua, N.H., and after retiring from clinical practice, moved to Concord, N.H., where he was a medical consultant in the Social Security Disability Determination Services office of the State Department of Education. He retired from that position and moved to Grantham. He was the author/creator of DiagnosisPro, a computer diagnostic tool. He sold the program, but continued to contribute information to the company operating it for several years. He is survived by his wife, Marthe; five children; two stepchildren; eight grandchildren; two sisters; and his former wife, Roberta Kelly Meader.  

 

Jan, 2019

Richard Marcus ’57, of Pittsburgh; Aug. 9. After obtaining a Juris Doctorate from the Univ. of Pittsburgh, he pursued a business career and for 46 years operated General Materials Terminals on the Ohio River, which was begun by his father. During the 1970s he became an adjunct professor at the Univ. of Pittsburgh in the Administration of Justice Department. He is survived by daughter, Susan Jacobson ’82; son, Joel ’85; three grandchildren; and a sister.

 

Jan, 2019

Robert A. Freeman ’57, of Keene, N.H.; Oct. 15. He taught English at Dennis-Yarmouth High School on Cape Cod and later at Northfield Mount Hermon School in Mass. In 1969 he completed his theological studies at the Episcopal Theological School in Cambridge, Mass., and served as rector in churches in Newport, Vt., and Lee and East Hampton, Mass. He retired as rector at St. John Episcopal Church in Walpole, N.H. He enjoyed designing gardens and landscapes, collecting model trains and reading. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, and a daughter.

 

Jan, 2019

V. Dale Meyer Dermer ’57, of Richmond, Va., formerly of Pittsburgh; Aug. 13. Having left Brown early, she continued working toward her degree while starting a family. She obtained a degree in English literature from the Univ. of Pittsburgh in 1975. She began playing duplicate bridge in the early 1970s and was closing in on becoming a triple life master. Among her many accolades in contract bridge, she won the North American National Women’s Pairs Championship in 1985, for which then Mayor Caliguiri declared April 27, 1985, as Dale Dermer Day in the city of Pittsburgh. She is survived by five children, including son David ’83; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

 

Nov, 2018

Nancy Myer Hopkins ’57, of Scarborough, Me.; July 5. She was a private consultant on family and child relations. She was involved in refugee resettlement with Lutheran Social Services in Minnesota. She was also a lecturer and consultant on clergy families. She enjoyed gardening, sailing, painting, sheep raising, and travel. She is survived by five children and six grandchildren.

 

Nov, 2018

James P. Cohen ’57, of Santa Fe, N. Mex.; June 2. He enlisted in the National Guard after Brown, followed by a time working in the family business, the Loma Dress Co., in Manhattan. He sold his shares at the age of 40 and retired to make ceramic sculptures. He enjoyed classical music and the opera and served for many years on the boards of the Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus and the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. Additionally, he was on the board of Performance Santa Fe. He was also a master gardener, and his home garden appeared in the book Behind Adobe Walls: The Hidden Homes and Gardens of Santa Fe and Taos. He enjoyed playing tennis, dancing, and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Linda; son Richard ’90; and two grandchildren.

 

Jul, 2018

Joyce Williams Warren ’57, ’60 AM, of Roslyn Heights, N.Y.; Dec. 17. She was a professor of English and director of Women’s Studies at Queens College in New York. She was the author of The American Narcissus: Individualism and Women in Nineteenth-Century American Fiction; Fanny Fern: An Independent Woman; and Women, Money, and the Law: Nineteenth-Century Fiction, Gender, and the Courts, as well as the children’s book A Mouse to Be Free. She served on her local library board and was active in environmental and community organizations. She is survived by her husband, Frank ’57 AM, ’62 PhD; four children, including Catherine Warren ’88, and their spouses, including Anthony R. Loumis ’99; and five grandchildren.

 

Jul, 2018

Carlton V. Phillips ’57, of Scottsdale, Ariz.; Feb. 8. He was an officer in the Korean War and retired from the Reserves in 1984 as a colonel after service in the Aviation Systems Command. At the age of 80, he continued to give civil air patrol cadets sailplane orientation rides. He founded an aviation business and later a regional investment banking firm. He was active in his church and was a member of Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War and the Mayflower Society and chapter president of the Sons of the American Revolution. He is survived by four daughters, three sons, 10 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and a sister.

 

Jul, 2018

Thaddeus S. Newell III ’57, of Rochester, N.Y.; Jan. 20. He worked more than 30 years at Lincoln Rochester Trust Co., retiring in 1990 as a senior vice president. He volunteered for the United Way of Greater Rochester and chaired the Rochester Monroe County Chapter of the American Red Cross, from which he was awarded the Clara Barton Award. He enjoyed fishing and playing golf and was a member of several golf clubs. He is survived by his wife, Sherley; three sons; six grandchildren; brother Frances D. Newell ’58; a niece; and a nephew.

 

Jul, 2018

Walter L. McGarry Jr. ’57, of Cranston, R.I.; Feb. 22. He had a 43-year career in human resource management positions. He enjoyed volunteer work and served on the board of Access Point of Rhode Island. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; a brother; a sister-in-law; and nieces and nephews.
 

 

Jul, 2018

Marc M. McClelland ’57, of San Antonio, Tex.; Mar. 4. After serving in the U.S. Air Force, he joined United Airlines as a pilot. He returned to the military and had a 33-year career before retiring in 1987 as vice commander. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He is survived by his wife, Celia; three sons; a daughter-in-law; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a half-sister; and a half-brother.

 

May, 2018

Suzanne May Garber Massy ’57, of Northampton, Mass.; Oct. 11. She was a librarian at the D’Amour Library at Western New England College in Springfield, Mass., before retiring in 2000. She was also a Town of Wilbraham library trustee for 10 years and president of the Massachusetts Library Trustees Assoc. She enjoyed traveling, hiking, and biking. She is survived by her husband, William; two sons; six grandchildren; a stepdaughter; and two step-grandchildren.

 

May, 2018

Ralph L. Leonard Jr. ’57, of Effingham, N.H.; Jan. 17. He joined his father’s real estate business, Ralph L. Leonard & Son, in Beverly, Mass., and after his father retired, operated the business as Ralph Leonard Associates until his own retirement in 2016. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed skiing, hiking, mountain climbing, boating, and horseback riding. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; seven children, eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; a sister; and a brother-in-law.

 

Apr, 2018

Frederick J. Mernick ’57, of Wakefield, formerly of East Greenwich, R.I.; Oct. 19, after a lifelong struggle with diabetes. He was vice president of Matec Inc., for 30 years. A U.S. Air Force Korean War veteran, he was also a former clerk of the State of Rhode Island Judiciary Committee, a former member of East Greenwich Town Committee, and a former chairman of the East Greenwich Juvenile Hearing Board. He is survived by his wife, Ann; two daughters, including Lee Chartier ’77; three sons; three daughters-in-law; two sons-in-law; 12 grandchildren; and three sisters.

Apr, 2018

Robert A. Norman ’57, of Pinehurst, N.C.; Dec. 1. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 30 years, retiring in 1987 as a brigadier general and command pilot. He was variously assigned to Fort Leavenworth, Kans.; the Pentagon; and Ramstein and Sembach Air Bases in Germany. His final assignment was as deputy defense adviser to the U.S. NATO mission in Brussels, Belgium. After retiring from the U.S. Air Force, he remained with his family in Brussels, where he headed the European office of E Systems and then Raytheon Industries. In 2000, he retired from industry and moved to Pinehurst. He was active in the Military Officers Assoc. and the Republican Men’s Club, and he enjoyed flying his airplane and playing tennis and golf. He is survived by his wife, Christa; a daughter; a son-in-law; three granddaughters; and a sister and brother-in-law.

Feb, 2018

Raymond E. Dunleavy ’57, of Ocala, Fla.; Sept. 27, of cardiac arrest. He had a career in investment banking and pension investment with banks in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, and Florida. He retired from SunTrust Bank in 1996. He enjoyed raising and showing Sealyham Terriers and was a member of the American Kennel Club. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Burgatti Dunleavy ’58; a brother, Thomas ’60; two sisters-in-law; a brother-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.

Feb, 2018

Alan E. Fishkin ’57, of Oklahoma City; Oct. 5. He is survived by a brother and nieces.

Feb, 2018

William L. Haslam ’57, of Quincy, Mass.; Aug. 13, after a brief illness. He served in the National Guard before beginning a career in publishing. He retired in 1993 as general manager of Prime National Publishing Corp. in Weston, Mass. He was an avid New England sports fan and former president of the Baseball Card Collectors Association of America. He enjoyed traveling and is survived by his wife, Verna; a daughter; a son; two stepdaughters; three grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; and two nephews.

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