Obituaries
— Class of 1980

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Jul, 2019

Morris V. Johnson ’80, of San Francisco; Dec. 26. He began working as a lead developer for several artificial intelligence start-ups in the Bay Area. After teaching in Germany for a period of time, he began his own consulting business and eventually became a lead developer at Audacity, an open-source digital audio application software. He played keyboard at several San Francisco venues over the past 20 years, including performances with his own Vaughn Johnson Trio. He is survived by a brother, sister-in-law, niece, and nephew.

 

Sep, 2018

Peter M. Kriff ’80, of Columbus, Ohio; Mar. 26, of cancer. He was head of his own advertising/design agency in Burlington and a 30-year member of the Vermont Jazz Ensemble. For the last 10 years he was executive director of the Vermont Statewide Independent Living council. He is survived by his wife, Robyn; a son; a stepson; his mother; a sister; and a brother.

 

Apr, 2018

William M. Waggaman ’80, of Edgartown, Mass., formerly of Norwalk, Conn.; Oct. 21. He was a retired marketing manager. While at Brown, he was a member of the rowing team. He is survived by his wife, Audrey; two daughters; a son-in-law; his mother; a sister; and two brothers.

Feb, 2018

Jonathan Resnick ’80, of Chappaqua, N.Y.; Sept. 28, due to complications from the onset of septic shock. He worked as an assignments editor and a political editor at WBZ-TV in Boston prior to helping start CNBC as their first news editor. He later joined his father’s business, Barbizon Lighting, which he built into a large lighting and rigging supply company. At Brown he was a member of the soccer team and Delta Phi Omega. He remained active with Brown as a class officer, reunion officer, and supporter of the Brown Sports Foundation. At the time of his death he was helping coordinate a soccer reunion commemorating the 1970s soccer teams that achieved great success. He enjoyed coaching boys and girls soccer in Chappaqua for two decades and was a congregant of Temple Beth El. He is survived by his wife, Sue; three children; three sisters, including Maxanne Resnick ’81; and several nieces and nephews.

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