GS Class of 1959

May, 2019

Lee Jacobus ’59 AM writes: “Joanna and I met Anita and Gus White over the holidays at the home of a mutual friend. We had a good talk/mini-reunion. In February, I had lunch with Ned Perkins ’59, and Bill Chadwick ’58, both of whom now live nearby. We had some reminiscences of Brown in the days of our youth.”


Oct, 2021

Elaine Annotti Scanlan ’54, ’59 MAT, of Riverside, R.I.; Apr. 26. She was a school teacher at Primrose Hill School in Barrington, Hope High School in Providence, and Mount Pleasant High School in Providence before retiring in 1995. She was a communicant of St. Brendan Church, a member of the parish’s Forever Young Club, and a member of the Daughters of Isabella, Riverside Circle. She enjoyed traveling, reading, and cooking. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, two sons, a daughter-in-law, and three grandchildren.

Jun, 2021

Ann J. Nelson ’59 MAT (see ’56).

Jun, 2021

Ann J. Nelson ’56, ’59 MAT, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; Dec. 12, of Alzheimer’s. She taught high school English in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York before moving to Colorado Springs in the late 1960s and working at Mitchell High School as a high school counselor for many years. Following her call to ordained ministry, she studied at Bishop’s School of Theology in Denver, then attended the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas. She was ordained a priest in the Episcopal Diocese of Colorado on June 27, 1985, and finished her counseling career at Coronado High School in Colorado Springs while assisting as part-time priest at Grace and St. Stephen Church. She accepted a call to serve St. Andrew Episcopal Church (Colo.) and was a rector there for several years. Upon retirement she joined the Episcopal Chapel of Our Saviour, Colorado Springs, where she also sang in the choir. She is survived by cousins. 

Nov, 2019

Richard L. Young ’59 PhD, of Boston; May 1. He worked as a biochemist and lab director at New England Nuclear and later at DuPont in Boston. After earning an MBA from Boston University, he went on to serve in the Peace Corps in Romania as a business consultant. He was a member of the Lutheran church in Newton Centre, Mass., and served as church treasurer and usher. He enjoyed traveling and reading. He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane; three daughters; a stepdaughter; a stepson; a son-in-law; six grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.


Jul, 2019

William C. Owen ’59 MAT, of Homosassa, Fla., formerly of Rockville, Md.; Mar. 20. He taught at schools in Indianapolis and Lafayette, Ind., prior to working as an attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., for 23 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and is survived by his wife, Joan Castronovo Owen ’58; two children and their spouses; and four grandchildren.


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