Obituaries
— Class of 1982

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Apr, 2022

William R. Champagne ’82, of Orlando, Fla.; Oct. 10, 2020. He worked on Wall Street and enjoyed playing golf and going to Walt Disney World. While at Brown, he was a member of the men’s soccer team and was selected to the All-Ivy League team his senior year. He is survived by his mother, a sister, and two brothers. 

 

Oct, 2021

Tyler T. Roberts ’82, of Grinnell, Iowa; June 3. He was a professor of Religious Studies at Grinnell College for 23 years. He authored Contesting Spirit: Nietzsche, Affirmation and Religion and Encountering Religion: Responsibility and Criticism After Secularism. He enjoyed cooking, biking, swimming, gardening, reading, and solving crossword puzzles. He is survived by his wife, Shuchi, and four children.

Jan, 2021

Carol Rouslin Brooklyn ’82, of Cranston, R.I.; July 9. She was a commercial real estate agent and involved in her community. She served as president of Brown’s Resumed Education Alumni Association, vice chairman of the City of Cranston Charter Review Commission, former president of Volunteers in Rhode Island Schools, former president of the Cranston League of Women Voters, member of the Rhode Island School Board Association, former member of Temple Sinai, where she served as vice president, a member of the Cranston School Committee for 12 years, and a member of the Rhode Island Attorney General’s Domestic Violence Task Force. She enjoyed traveling and is survived by her husband, Edwin; four children, including son John R. Brooklyn ’89 MD; and six grandchildren.

Sep, 2020

Cary M. Hammer ’82, of San Francisco; Jan. 15, after a prolonged illness. He was a computer games consultant and contractor working at Atari, then director of programming at Scholastic Software in New York. After moving to San Francisco he founded his own company, Unexpected Development, focusing on handheld games for Nintendo Game Boy and Sega Game Gear. He enjoyed playing poker, especially Texas hold’em, and entered the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas several times. He was a master-level prankster and enjoyed any opportunity to upturn the conventional. He is survived by his partner, Suzanne Scott; two sons; and his former wife, Nadine Browning.

Sep, 2018

Andrew L. Shapiro ’82, of North Bethesda, Md.; Mar. 16, of multiple system atrophy. He practiced law in Houston, Tex., and Washington, D.C. He went on to assume a leadership role as a senior vice president at CAN insurance. He enjoyed sports, cheering for the Boston Red Sox and the Duke Blue Devils, playing golf, and being involved in Fantasy Football. He is survived by his wife, Sharon; a daughter; a son; his mother; and a brother.

May, 2018

Jack E. Robinson III ’82, of Duxbury, Mass.; Nov. 20. At the time of his death he had a private law practice. He earlier worked in executive positions at Continental Airlines and Eastern Airlines and then at MasterCard International. He founded a digital cellular company in the Caribbean that he later sold and was general counsel of Benistar. In 2000 he ran against Ted Kennedy for a seat in the U.S. Senate; in 2002 he ran for Secretary of the Commonwealth, and in 2006 for the U.S. House of Representatives in the Ninth District of Massachusetts. He is survived by his longtime companion, Maxine Novak; his mother; a sister; and several cousins.

 

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