Obituaries

Jan, 2022
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Julius W. Kling, of Providence; Aug. 8. He accepted a teaching and research position in the psychology department at Brown in 1947. He served as department chair for more than 10 years and during his tenure received numerous honors for his academic accomplishments. He retired in 1989. He was a veteran of World War II and recipient of two Purple Hearts for his service. He is survived by four children, two grandchildren, and three great-granddaughters. 

Jan, 2022
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Donald Kagan ’55 AM, of McLean, Va.; Aug. 6. He was a distinguished scholar of Greek history. He taught at Ohio State, Pennsylvania State University, and Cornell before joining the Yale faculty in 1969. From his first years at Yale he was heralded as a dynamic and influential teacher. For his distinction in the classroom he received the Phi Beta Kappa DeVane Medal for teaching and scholarship in 1975 and, 20 years later, the Byrnes/Sewall Teaching Prize, which is awarded to the teacher who “has given the most time, energy, and effective effort to educating undergraduates.” While at Cornell, he won two prestigious teaching awards as well. He was often consulted by political figures and he promoted his views on politics in national articles and columns. With his son, he wrote While America Sleeps, a book comparing American foreign policy of the 1990s to that of the United Kingdom following World War I. During his tenure at Yale, he was twice chair of the classics department and was dean of the college from 1989 to 1992. In 2005 he was invited to give the National Endowment for the Humanities Jefferson lecture, the highest honor the federal government confers for distinguished intellectual achievement. For his body of work he was awarded the National Medal for the Humanities, presented by President George W. Bush in 2002. He is survived by two sons and their spouses and two grandchildren. 

Jan, 2022
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Christopher M. Lamberti ’07 AM, ’13 PhD, of Chicago; July 23, from glioblastoma multiforme. He was a historian, a published author, and a fighter for social justice as an organizer and researcher for labor unions. He enjoyed family fishing trips to Wisconsin, playing music with his band, Bamboo Grove, and cooking. He is survived by his wife, Milena; a daughter; his parents; a sister; and a brother. 

Jan, 2022
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Ruth H. Pater ’77 PhD, of Bethesda; formerly of Yorktown, Va.,  and Windsor, Conn.; June 27. She taught undergraduate chemistry at Southeastern Massachusetts University and did postdoctoral work at Brown before entering the private sector as a chemist at United Technologies Research Center in Hartford, Conn. In 1980, she joined NASA as a senior polymer scientist, first at the Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, and then at Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., where she worked until her retirement in 2013. During her tenure with NASA she achieved global recognition and in 1981 the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering chose a paper she had coauthored on epoxy resins as its paper of the year. She was the recipient of numerous awards, including the NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal, the 2005 NASA Commercial Invention of the Year Award, and a Floyd L. Thompson Fellowship to conduct research at the Tokyo Institute of Technology for a year. In addition she held more than 20 U.S. and foreign patents. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, hiking in Shenandoah National Park, and listening to opera. She is survived by three daughters, seven grandchildren, a sister, and two brothers. 

Jan, 2022
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Mutlu Konuk Blasing ’74 PhD, of Providence; Aug. 16. She taught for nearly 40 years at Brown as a professor of English. She was an internationally recognized author of four books on American poetry and published ten books of the first English translations of works by Naim Hikmet. She wrote his biography, entitled The Life and Times of Turkey’s World Poet. She is survived by a son, a sister, and her former husband, John Blasing. 

 

Jan, 2022
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Archie V. Farnsworth Jr. ’71 PhD, of Los Lunas, N. Mex.; July 28. After Brown he began working at Sandia National Laboratories as a scientist and remained there for 34 years until retiring. He was a volunteer firefighter in Valencia County and served in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as bishop, teacher, and executive secretary. In his younger years, he spent two years serving full-time as an ecclesiastical missionary in Mississippi. He is survived by his wife, Jackie; seven children and their spouses; 28 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and three sisters.

Jan, 2022
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Richard R. Brockhaus ’70 AM, ’71 PhD, of Rockville, Md.; Aug. 12. He taught philosophy at Bucknell University before moving to Maryland to teach calculus and physics at Landon School in Bethesda for 30 years. He is survived by his wife, Ann; a daughter; a son; two stepdaughters; five grandchildren; and a sister. 

Jan, 2022
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Ernest C. Ilgenfritz ’65 ScM, of Easton, Md.; Aug. 22. He taught mathematics at Baltimore Polytechnic High School and Towson University, where he also served as department chairman. He ran in 13 Maryland marathons. He also enjoyed boating, fishing, crabbing, and camping. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn. 

 

Jan, 2022
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Michael Voichick ’62 PhD, of Madison,Wisc.; July 1. In 1964, he joined the math faculty at the University of Wisconsin, where he enjoyed teaching for more than three decades. He is survived by his wife, Jane; three children, including Jenifer Voichick ’85; a daughter-in-law; and four grandsons. 

Jan, 2022
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Nicholas Pappas ’57 PhD, of Wilmington, Del.; July 6. He began his career at the DuPont Company as a research chemist at the Experimental Station Laboratory in Wilmington. After a series of management positions in research and development, industrial sales, market development, and corporate planning, he was named vice president and general manager of the DuPont fabrics and finishes department in 1978. He transferred to the polymer products department as vice president in 1983, leading a period of expansive growth for this business. He served as chairman of the Executive Board of the Council for Solid Waste Solutions and was instrumental in DuPont polymer products taking a leadership role in plastics recycling and environmental protection. In 1988, he was promoted and appointed to the DuPont executive committee, where he served until his retirement in 1990. He served as chairman of the United Way of Delaware Campaign and Board of Directors 1985-86. He served on numerous Delaware boards and was committed to advancing the cause of workplace diversity as the chairman of the DuPont Affirmative Action Committee. After his retirement from DuPont, he was appointed president and COO of Rollins Environmental Services from 1991-96. He also served on numerous boards of directors related to industrial materials, including ChemFab Corporation, Witco Corporation, Nova Chemicals, and EnviroKare LRM Industries. He was a member of the Greek Orthodox Church and served on parish council boards for church communities in Wilmington. He is survived by his wife Dorothy; four children and their spouses; nine grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

Jan, 2022
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Anne Sangree Parke ’55 AM, of Stowe and Greensboro, Vt., formerly of Va. ; July 29, of pancreatic cancer, diagnosed only 10 days previously. After earning her master’s degree in sociology from Brown, she and her husband moved to New Brunswick, N.J., where she taught sociology at New Jersey College for Women (now Douglas College). In 1959, she moved to Washington, D.C., and joined the board of directors for the D.C. League of Women Voters. She and her family moved to Virginia in 1962 and she became involved in the school system as a PTA member representative on the Fairfax County Child Care Advisory Council and served on the Commission for Children, which led to the establishment of many after school programs for elementary schools. She later went back to work part-time as a bookkeeper, followed by a position as a legal assistant, which prompted her to return to school and obtain a paralegal certificate and work at Crowell & Moring for 14 years. In retirement she enjoyed traveling. She moved to Stowe in 2018 and spent each summer in Greensboro. She also enjoyed reading and poetry groups and was a supporter of libraries. She is  survived by three children and their spouses, two grandchildren, and two siblings. 

 

Jan, 2022
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April L. Freely ’04, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; July 9. She was a poet, essayist, and newly appointed director of the Fire Island Artist Residency at the time of her passing. During her short tenure, she launched a Social Justice Committee that was heavily involved with the Black and Brown Equity Coalition of Cherry Grove’s Juneteenth weekend. She previously worked as an associate in Columbia’s School of Social Work Writing Center from 2019 to 2020. She had been a program coordinator at the Vermont Studio Center and was the nonfiction editor at Washington Square Review. In addition to Brown, she was a graduate of the University of Iowa’s master’s program in nonfiction writing. She was a faculty member at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.), where she taught in the Language and Thinking program. She was the recipient of a 2020-21 Queer Arts Mentorship fellowship in literature and of awards from the Ohio Arts Council, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the Rona Jaffe Foundation, the Tulsa Artist Fellowship, and the CUE Art Foundation, among others. Her work appeared in several publications, including American Poetry Review, Gulf Coast, Kenyon Review, and Ninth Letter. She volunteered as a labor activist and campaigned against gun violence. 

Jan, 2022
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Arik Zwirner ’97, of Melrose, Mass.; July 4, of pancreatic cancer. He was an electrical engineer at Bureau Veritas Consumer Product Services in Littleton, Mass. He was a former member of the Brown Band and continued to play saxophone with the Community Summer Concert Band in Wakefield. He enjoyed camping, skiing, hiking, playing chess, and making beer with his father, brother, and sister-in-law. He is survived by his parents, a brother and sister-in-law, and two nieces. 

Jan, 2022
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Peter J. Wied ’95, of Los Angeles; June 28. Following Brown, he attended Harvard School of Law and was admitted to the California Bar Association in 1998. His law career spanned more than 20 years, during which time he represented patent litigation clients at Alschuler Grossman Stein & Kahn LLP; Paul Hastings, LLP; Goodwin Proctor, LLP; and LTL Attorneys before he joined Nixon Peabody as a partner in 2018. He traveled regularly to China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong from his offices in Los Angeles for the fact discovery portion of patent cases and enjoyed building relationships with his international colleagues and clients. He represented clients before U.S. district courts, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as in international arbitration. His most high profile case was decided in favor of his team’s client Quanta Computer on June 9, 2008, after eight years of preparation. While at Brown, he was the editor-in-chief of the Critical Review. At Harvard, he served as the managing editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology. He was elected to Sigma Xi Honor Society and was known as “the professor” to his colleagues. He is survived by his father, grandmother, sister, brother, and two nieces. 

Jan, 2022
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Peter A. Lees ’91, of Miami; Aug. 6. After Brown, he earned an MBA from Yale. He lived abroad for many years before settling in Miami. He spoke Mandarin, Chinese, Japanese, and some French and enjoyed reading. In recent years he began a career both as an actor and as a producer. He is survived by two sisters, a brother, a sister-in-law, a brother-in-law, and two nephews.

Jan, 2022
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 Marguerite M. Cargill ’91, of Bell Canyon, Calif., formerly of Venice, Calif.; July 10. She moved to Southern California to embark on a career as a visual effects compositor, with credits on such movies as Contact, Stuart Little, and What Lies Beneath. Her recent work was mostly in the commercial space with advertising agencies such as Saatchi & Saatchi, Apple, TBWA/Media Arts Lab, 72 and Sunny, Enso, Publicis, Deutsch LA, and Team One. She was passionate about her work and you could find her at studios in Los Angeles including Digital Domain, Company 3, Nomad, Method Studios, Mirada, Framestore, Brewster Parsons, and Parliament. As a freelancer, she excelled not only technically but also in building a sense of team and inspiring confidence. She was well-known for doing things the right way. She enjoyed time spent with her only daughter, reading, creating pottery, and all animals, especially welcoming rescue cats and dogs into her home. She is survived by her husband, Alex; her daughter; her father; an aunt; and several in-laws. 

Jan, 2022
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George H. Billings ’72, of Falmouth, Mass.; Aug. 20, of cancer. After Brown he earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and began working in the cellular communications and satellite television industries. He moved to Washington, D.C., and joined a management analysis firm specializing in strategic planning and finance and marketing. A position as senior advisor of corporate development for COMSAT followed. In 1980, he was named vice president for business development of COMSAT’s subsidiary, Satellite Television Corp., and later was founder and president of Billings & Co., a management consulting firm serving both Fortune 500 and development stage companies. He was a pioneering executive in the satellite TV industry in the U.S. and Latin America. He served on the boards of directors of several private and public companies and was a former director of Avid Technology, Cambridge Strategic Management Group, Cignal Global Communications, Symmetry Communications Systems, and Melior Innovations. He was a supporter of the schools he attended and served on the annual giving board of Phillips Academy at Andover. At Brown, he was a trustee, president of his class, was elected secretary and president of the Brown Alumni Association, cochairman of the Brown entrepreneurship initiative, and was a member of the Brown Annual Fund Executive Committee. In 2002 he was the recipient of the Brown Alumni Association’s Service Award, and in 2008 he received the Brown Bear Award. On the day of his death, President Paxson conferred on him the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters and presented him a doctoral hood. He was a lifelong member of the Quissett Yacht Club and active board member of Quissett Harbor House Land Trust. He participated on the board of overseers of the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole and supported local environmental organizations. He is survived by a sister, two brothers, four sisters-in-law, a brother-in-law, and several nieces and nephews. 

Jan, 2022
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Alfred V. Saravao Jr. ’77, of Chepachet, R.I.; Aug. 5. He worked as a computer programmer for Fleet Bank and CVS until his retirement in 2017. He is survived by his wife, Susan; a sister; two brothers; and many nieces and nephews. 

Jan, 2022
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George C. Scott ’76, of Malvern, Pa.; July 29. He spent 15 years as a member of the technical staff at AT&T and was an assistant professor at Rider University for 14 years, a senior manager at AstraZeneca for 11 years, an assistant professor at Temple University College of Public Health, and a lecturer in analytics at Northeastern University. He had a private pilot license and certification in scuba diving. He volunteered interviewing prospective students for Brown and enjoyed woodworking, traveling, and playing trivia games. He is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, nieces and nephews, and his former wife, Julia Scott. 

Jan, 2022
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John W. McEvoy Jr. ’76 of Belmont, Mass.; Aug. 25. While at Brown he played football and baseball and was captain of the varsity baseball team. After Brown, he continued to play baseball in the Intercity Amateur League for the next 18 years. He graduated from Suffolk Law School in 1979 and was appointed an assistant Middlesex District Attorney. He served in that capacity for 42 years. During his tenure, he was a supervisor for each of the three regions within the Middlesex DA’s office; as chief of homicide for more than 20 years and as first assistant district attorney for three consecutive administrations. One of his greatest satisfactions was seeing the continued accomplishments of the many talented dedicated assistant district attorneys whom he helped train. He remained involved with sports and his community, coaching several youth teams. He is survived by his wife, M. Jane Walsh; three children and their spouses; three grandchildren; and two sisters. 

Jan, 2022
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Polly Povejsil Heath ’75, of Washington, D.C.; July 3, of pancreatic cancer. She earned an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1981 and was a senior accountant with Price Waterhouse and a consultant with Boston Consulting Group before joining the Washington Post in 1982. She held financial and management positions at the newspaper. She left the Post and spent more than a decade as WETA-TV’s chief financial officer before joining the Holocaust Museum as chief financial officer. She served on the board of CareFirst/BlueCross BlueShield. She is survived by her husband Thomas; two sisters; and a brother. 

Jan, 2022
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Diane Colborn ’75, of Berkeley, Calif.; Aug. 4, from complications of pneumonia. She worked in the public school system for more than 40 years as a school teacher in first South Dakota and then the Boston area before joining the Berkeley school district. For more than 20 years she worked in special education for Berkeley Public Schools, culminating her career as a special education program manager for Berkeley High School. She retired in 2017 and remained tutoring and evaluating Berkeley High School students. She had her own unique style and wore a red beret and had brightly colored nails. She enjoyed reading, swimming, and traveling. She is survived by two children, a grandson, three siblings, and nieces and nephews. 

Jan, 2022
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James McBee Jr. ’73, of Sewell, N.J.; July 24. After Brown, he earned master’s degrees at both VCU and Rowan University. He was an active mentor for Project Impact at Rowan. He enjoyed reading, playing golf, and singing in his church choir. He is survived by two children and their spouses, five grandchildren, a sister, a brother, and many nieces and nephews. 

Jan, 2022
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Robert A. Cloutier ’73, of Hopkinton, Mass.; Aug. 25, after an eight-month battle with a rare form of lymphoma. He graduated from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and was a pastor at Faith Community Church Hopkinton (formerly First Congregational Church of Hopkinton) for more than 37 years. He enjoyed biking the Milford and Cape Rail trails and playing golf and basketball. He is survived by his wife, Linda; his mother; two daughters and sons-in-law; a son and daughter-in-law; and six grandchildren. 

Jan, 2022
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James V. Mazzarella ’71, of Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Jan. 18, 2021, from a heart attack. He held various jobs before attending Rhode Island College to earn an MAT. He taught for several years in a Montessori school in Rhode Island. In 1991, he began a career teaching in international schools in Southeast Asia, China, and the Middle East, retiring from teaching in Cambodia. He is survived by a stepdaughter, a sister, and two nieces. 

Jan, 2022
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John H. Stone ’70, of Chicago; Aug. 27, 2020, of a heart attack. He scored a perfect 1600 on his SAT and in the summer of 1966 was enrolled in an accelerated math program at UC Berkeley. That fall he entered Brown, joined the Freshman football team as a defensive end, and was soon affectionately known as “Stoney” by his teammates. He was a stalwart on the field and named to the All-Ivy Second Team and All-New England second team. In his last home game, he was the hero of the famous Mistweet Play. During the summers he was a sailor in the U.S. Merchant Marine. After graduating, he enrolled at Catholic University of America and earned a master’s in aeronautical engineering. He later decided to pursue a business career and applied to Harvard Business School, answering a question on the application in the form of an acrostic puzzle that the admissions staff had to solve in order to get his answer. After graduating from Harvard, he accepted a position as manager of business analysis for the Food Service Division of Kraft Foods in Chicago. In 1981 he was awarded the J.L. Kraft Jade Ring for innovation and creativity, at that time the youngest recipient of the award, and remained with Kraft until 1989. He also played on the Chicago Lions rugby team. Seeking more entrepreneurial pursuits, he and his wife signed up to become Amway distributors. They achieved the Emerald level and traveled all over the country as speakers in the Amway organization. From 1995 to 2005 he was vice president of the startup Fidelity Capital, and from 2005 to 2020 he operated Stone4U, LLC, consulting to nursing homes, cancer centers, and home health care centers. His website was Ideas4U2Use.com. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta and four Toastmasters’ Groups and was a sought-after speaker. He is survived by his wife, Suzanne; a sister; and a brother. 

Jan, 2022
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John Rizzo ’69, of Washington, D.C.; Aug. 6, of a heart attack. After Brown, he enrolled at George Washington University Law School and interned at corporate law firms. Upon graduating in 1972, he worked for the U.S. Department of the Treasury. But in 1974, after reading an article published in the New York Times about the CIA being engaged in illicit and covert operations for years, he was prompted to apply for a position at the CIA. He was hired in 1976, and by 1986 he was the liaison between the CIA and the congressional investigators studying the Iran-Contra affair. He held the titles of deputy counsel and acting general counsel. In 2006, President George W. Bush nominated him to become the CIA’s permanent general counsel, but he did not receive Senate confirmation and continued to serve as acting counsel until he retired in 2009. When he retired he received the agency’s Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal and became a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution and senior counsel at the Washington law firm Steptoe & Johnson. During his tenure, he was responsible for the CIA’s detention and interrogation program established in response to the attack on the U.S. on 9/11 and the CIA-directed drone strikes. During the course of his career he worked for 11 CIA directors and seven U.S. Presidents. He published his memoir Company Man: Thirty Years of Controversy and Crisis in the CIA in 2014. In an interview he once said that he always tried his “hardest to do the right thing, even when things were the hardest.” The BAM profiled him in the 2014 “Clear Conscience” story (brownalumnimagazine.com/articles/2014-09-03/clear-conscience). He is survived by a son, a stepdaughter, a granddaughter, a step-grandson, and two sisters. 

Jan, 2022
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Stanley Cummings ’67, of Port Townsend, Wash.; July 13, of injuries sustained in an accident while riding his bicycle. After Brown, he obtained an MAT from Wesleyan University and a PhD from Stanford University. He was dean of faculty and president for the Yosemite National Institutes, where he developed curriculum content and residential field experiences for students and adults in cooperation with the U.S. National Park Service. In 1980, he was hired as executive director/president of the Orange County Marine Institute in Dana Point, Calif., which later became the Ocean Institute. He held the top leadership post for 20 years. He moved to Port Townsend in 2007 after accepting the position of executive director for Northwest Maritime Center. During his tenure, he oversaw a capital campaign that constructed the Chandler Maritime Education Building and the Heritage Building. He retired in 2010 and remained active in the Port Townsend community and with the Maritime Center. He was an active member of Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and was elected to their endowments committee. During the pandemic, he served as a Sunday services video editor, making online services possible. He was instrumental in the development of a finance plan that enabled the fellowship to build a columbarium and memorial circle. He was the recipient of the 1995 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Maritime Education from the National Maritime Historical Society and the 1996 Sea Education Program of the Year Award from the American Sail Training Association. A scholarship fund has been started for emerging marine scientists in his memory through the Ocean Institute based in Dana Point. He is survived by his wife, Sigrid; two daughters and sons-in-law; four grandchildren; sister Cathryn Cummings Nunlist ’70 and a brother-in-law; a brother and sister-in-law; and five nieces and nephews. 

Jan, 2022
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Christopher H. Logan ’70, ’75 AM, of South Chatham, N.H.; July 4, of a heart attack. He held several maintenance-related positions prior to earning his teaching certificate as an elementary school teacher. He was a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence, where he spent most of his service years in East Germany. He is survived by a son, a brother, three nephews, and his former wife, Susan Wheaton Logan. 

Related classes:
Class of 1970, GS Class of 1975
Jan, 2022
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Alan Carlson ’69, of Westborough, Mass., formerly of Londonderry, N.H.; Nov. 12, 2020, after battling Parkinson’s disease. He retired in 2000 from Ziff Davis as a data center manager. After his ROTC commission in the U.S. Air Force, he pursued an MBA at Boston University. He volunteered at the local elementary school for several years teaching math enrichment and he coached Odyssey of the Mind teams, getting to the world finals twice. He then trained shelties and made regular pet therapy visits to the VA Hospital in Manchester and volunteered as a Granite State Sheltie Rescue driver. Later in retirement he rediscovered bridge and joined and helped run the Derry Bridge Club. He was an avid runner before a severe case of food poisoning on a trip to Mexico triggered an autoimmune disease that left him with arthritis. He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, a son and daughter-in-law, and four grandchildren.

Jan, 2022
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Judith Ann Hofrichter ’68, of Bolton, Conn.; Aug. 23, of B-cell lymphoma. She was a Peace Corps volunteer in Turkey from 1968 to 1969 and, after various jobs in California and Connecticut, decided to become a physician. She enrolled in Wesleyan University’s graduate liberal studies program and passed all the required science courses prior to joining UConn’s medical school as the oldest person accepted to the medical school at that time. She followed with a residency at SUNY Health Science Center in Syracuse. In 1990 she married and joined the Women’s Health Group of Manchester. She assisted in the births of several babies over the course of her career in ob/gyn medicine before retiring in 2016. In retirement she was an amateur vintner, producing award-winning country wines such as dandelion, rhubarb, and blueberry. She is survived by her husband, Stewart, and two sisters.  

 

Jan, 2022
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James A. Mann ’66, of Montoursville, Pa.; Aug. 1. He spent his career working at Alcan Cable, beginning in Jersey Shore, Pa., and moving to many locations around the U.S. before finishing his career in Atlanta, Ga. He and his wife spent some years of retirement in Phoenix before relocating back to the Montoursville area. He enjoyed reading and playing golf. He is survived by his wife, Ann; three children and their spouses; seven grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and a brother.

Jan, 2022
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Anne Kasson Heck ’63, of Belton, Mo.; Aug. 20. She had a career in advertising beginning with selling air for several radio stations before moving into ad agencies. She was vice president for development at Wayside Waifs animal shelter and was involved as a leader in local addiction recovery groups. She is survived by her son and two stepdaughters.

 

Jan, 2022
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George M. Bryant ’63, of Vero Beach, Fla., formerly of Ridgewood, N.J.; Aug. 23. After graduating from Columbia Law School he began a career at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York City. Later he was corporate counsel with New York Life Insurance Company and Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. He retired to Vero Beach in 2005 and became active in his community, the Moorings of Vero, serving for six years as president. He was also president of the Brown University Club of the Treasure Coast and presented interesting speakers to the Club from the local community. He served on the board of directors of Wheels and Keels of Vero Beach Foundation and, having spent many summers in Dorset and Manchester, Vt., he became a board member of Hildene. He enjoyed playing golf and was proud to have achieved Eagle Scout status. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; a daughter; a son; and three granddaughters. 

Jan, 2022
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Robert C. Wachter ’62, of Grosse Pointe, Mich.; Aug. 10, following a long battle with dementia and cancer. After graduating, he joined his father’s family business, Eastern Box Company in Detroit, where he remained for 40 years. He served in the U.S. Naval Reserve, was a board member of Ascension Brighton Center for Recovery, and was a member of the Rotary Club. He enjoyed fixing things. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie; three daughters; two sons-in-law; and 14 grandchildren. 

 

Jan, 2022
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John D. Holbrook ’62, of Bethel, Conn.; July 12. He worked for a short time at Procter & Gamble before founding Marketing Action Group and American Family Crafts, both in Danbury, Conn. Later, he pursued a lifelong passion and opened Holbrook Farm in Bethel, a premier organic farm and market. He served Bethel on the town Zoning Commission, helped to get the Francis J. Clarke Business Park established, and attempted a bid at First Selectman. He coached Bethel soccer teams to state championships and was a founding member of the Walnut Hill Community Church. He also helped the Cambodian New Life Church and Jericho Center in Danbury get established by selling them his old factory building for one dollar. He is survived by his wife, Lynn; a daughter and son-in-law; two sons; a daughter-in-law; five grandchildren; and a sister. 

Jan, 2022
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Cynthia Nugent Pinkston ’63, of McLean, Va.; July 21. As a diplomat’s wife, she traveled the world and was able to indulge her fascination with classical architecture and great works of art. She later would use her skills as an interior decorator, art historian, and archaeologist. Early on she was a docent and board member at the National Collection of Fine Arts and program chair at the Renwick Gallery. While living in Ecuador she worked with hearing-impaired and orphaned children and coordinated a U.S.-Ecuadorian cultural exchange program. During her time in Manila, she organized an annual Antiques & Artists Bazaar that raised donations for the local hospital, and while in Frankfurt, she was invited to join the docent group of the Stadel Art Museum. She developed an appreciation for distinct cuisines of the world and in 1978 enrolled in L’Academie de Cuisine in Bethesda. While pursuing her PhD at the University of Maryland, she lectured and led tours for the State Department, the National Gallery of Art, the National Academy of Sciences, and local universities. She established the first docent program at Dumbarton Oaks in Georgetown. During her 15 years as docent, she introduced visitors to the historic property, gardens, and collections. She also served as an officer and member of the board of directors for the American Association of Museum Volunteers. She authored many articles, academic papers, and museum publications. Later, as a laboratory director for Boston University’s La Milpa Project in Belize, she organized the processing of more than 10,000 archaeological finds while supervising college students. In 1999, she received a grant to travel to Oaxaca, Mexico, to further her research into archaeologist Louis Ayme. She led teams to explore local caves and earned the nickname “Cindy-anna Jones” from her colleagues and “DangerMom” from her children. She instilled a sense of adventure and a love for travel in each of her children. She is survived by three children and two grandchildren.

Jan, 2022
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Margaret “Peggy” Snyder Hinman ’62, of Atherton, Calif.; July 4. She worked at New York Bell Telephone and Cornell University until her husband, whom she met at Brown, graduated law school and they moved to California. Once in California, she raised a family and was active with the Junior League of Palo Alto. She was also actively engaged in the San Francisco Colonial Dames, Atherton Garden Guild, and the Garden Conservancy, where she served on the San Francisco Board. After her children left for college, she returned to school to become a landscape architect and opened her own business, Peggy Hinman Landscape Design. Eventually she refined her watercolor skills and became a botanical artist. She enjoyed being a member of the Stitch and Bitch group, playing tennis, horseback riding, hiking, skiing, and spending time with her family in the mountains around Sun Valley and the beaches of Carmel. She is survived by her husband, Harvey ’62; three children and their spouses, including son George ’87 and daughter Sarah Whittle ’90; nine grandchildren, including Phebe Hinman ’19 and Alexandra Whittle ’21; a sister; and a brother. 

Jan, 2022
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Joseph Golouski ’62, ’72 ScM, of Smithfield, R.I.; July 20. He was employed by General Electric and later Brown & Sharpe. He enjoyed country dancing, playing golf, and traveling. He is survived by lifelong friends. 

Related classes:
Class of 1962, GS Class of 1972
Jan, 2022
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Norman Barstow ’62, of Hartford, Conn.; July 31, after suffering for several years with frontotemporal dementia. He sang in the Brunaires while a Navy ROTC student at Brown. Following graduation, he spent two years serving on a destroyer in the Mediterranean, then returned to Mystic, Conn., where he worked for a book importer. For the next five years he worked as a group insurance underwriter and eventually became an elementary school teacher in Simsbury, Conn., where he spent his last ten years as the science curriculum coordinator. He served as president of the Connecticut Science Teachers’ Association. Music was a big part of his life and he sang in glee clubs and church choirs, taught sea shanties to girl scouts at Mystic Seaport, and was a member of the Spare Parts a cappella group. He enjoyed travel and foreign languages, acquiring enough vocabulary to interact with anyone he encountered through the years he lived in Greece and Bulgaria. He also liked taking photographs of interesting faces and beautiful landscapes and was a tinkerer who liked to create collages and mini sculptures out of a variety of found objects. He is survived by his wife, Jane; two daughters, including Amanda Barstow ’00; two grandsons; a sister; and a brother; and he will be mourned as the King of Limericks by his fraternity brothers, as W.H. Snapper by his Navy buddies, and as Stormin’ Norman by his neighbors.

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Ronald G. Whittle ’60, of Belfast, Me.; Aug. 17. After Brown, he received a master’s in history from Clark University. He had a career teaching and coaching in private schools, beginning at the Gunnery in Washington, then at Kathleen Laycock Country Day in Greens Farms and at Choate Rosemary Hall (all in Conn.). In 1986, he and his family moved to Belfast and he began a career as an assistant dean of admissions at Colby College. He is survived by his wife, Carol; son Jonathan ’85; a daughter; a daughter-in-law; a grandson; six step-grandchildren; seven step-great grandchildren; and two step-great-great-grandchildren.

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Charles A. Heckman ’60, of North Haven, Conn.; Aug. 2, after a short illness. After Brown and a year of graduate study in France, he attended the University of Chicago School of Law, where he was a managing editor of the Law Review. He went on to teach law, specializing in legal history and commercial law at the University of North Dakota, the University of Houston, Western New England University, and Whittier Law School. He concluded his teaching career at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut. He retired as professor emeritus and elected member of the American Law Institute. While at the University of Houston, he established a legal course in Mexico and attended meetings of theEuropean Society for Comparative Legal History. He enjoyed reading detective novels, solving crossword puzzles, and playing bridge. He is survived by his wife, Honor; a daughter and son-in-law; four sons; a daughter-in-law; and two grandchildren. 

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Clark E. Goebel ’60, of Easton, Mass.; July 8, of cancer. An outstanding athlete, he was invited to try out for the Phillies but declined and joined the Navy. He attended Brown’s ROTC program and met his wife while a student. After graduating, he served as an officer during the Bay of Pigs. He was later promoted to lieutenant and served in Vietnam. He was honorably discharged in 1978 and settled in Ossining, N.Y., where he worked as a programmer for Reader’s Digest. He and his family moved to Wilbraham, Mass., where he worked for Mass Mutual and eventually went on to work for Monarch Life Insurance Company, helping the company’s real estate portfolio grow during his tenure. Some of the developments he was involved in included Monarch Place of Springfield, the World Trade Center in Boston, and Marina Bay in Quincy. He was a fan of all sports but particularly enjoyed tennis, and golf, and the Red Sox, Bruins, Patriots, and Celtics. He is survived by his wife, Gail Cox Goebel ’61; two daughters; two sons; a daughter-in-law; a son-in-law; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 

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Stuart P. Doling ’60, of Albany, N.Y.; Aug. 9, of complications from multiple illnesses. He graduated from Albany Law School and spent the majority of his professional career as an attorney for the New York State Division of Corporations. He participated in numerous marathons and bicycle rides and enjoyed scuba diving, traveling, completing the New York Times crossword puzzle, watching all types of sports, and having friendships with people from all walks of life. He is survived by three children, a sister-in-law, and two nieces. 

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Thomas B. Caswell Jr. ’60, of Wayzata, Minn.; Aug. 20. He spent his entire business career with the Caswell-Ross Insurance Agency, also serving as president of the Independent Insurance Agents of Minnesota. In 1990 he retired from business when he and his partners sold Caswell-Ross. For many years he was involved with United Theological Seminary and served as a trustee for more than a decade. At age 54, he went back to school working toward a Master of Divinity in Religion and Theology degree. He graduated from United Theological Seminary in 1994, having received multiple academic honors, including the New Testament Academic Prize. He also served on the seminary’s presidential search committee and was the interim vice president for donor relations, and he and his wife, Nancy, endowed the Wilys Claire Nelson Scholarship. He was active in Wayzata Community Church, serving on committees, task forces, and boards. He was also an officer and board member of the Minnesota Conference of the United Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Seidl Caswell ’60; six children and their spouses; 10 grandchildren; a sister; a brother; and several nieces and nephews. 

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Francis B. Gilbert Jr. ’59, of McKinney, Tex., formerly of Hawaii, Colorado, and New York; Aug. 27. He was an investment banker with the Bank of New York and Chemical Bank. He was a member of the U.S. 6 Meter Sailing Team and competed in four world championships. As a longtime member of the Seawanhaka Yacht Club, he sailed the Bermuda-to-Spain and Newport-to-Bermuda races, among others. He was also an accomplished pilot who enjoyed flying friends and family up and down the East Coast in his Cessna 182. He is survived by a daughter, a son and daughter-in-law, and five grandchildren. 

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Robert A. Wood ’58, of Placida, Fla.; July 3. He moved to Florida after retiring from his career in the investment business. He enjoyed playing golf, chocolate chip cookies, and making people laugh. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; three children; three grandchildren; a sister; and many nieces and nephews. 

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Stuart E. Money ’58, of Jersey City, N.J.; July 24, after a brief illness. He had a career in financial management. He began working for Texas Instruments, then served as executive director of St. Luke in the Fields Church in Greenwich Village, and retired in 2007 as executive director of the Archdiocesan Investment Fund of the Episcopal Church of New York. He enjoyed history, the origins of language, classical music, and traveling. 

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Peter Megrdichian ’58, of Cranston, R.I.; July 10. After serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, he attended Brown and later earned a master’s in public administration from URI. He entered state service at the Department of Personnel in 1960 and in 1968 was promoted to assistant hospital administrator at Rhode Island Hospital. In 1974, he was promoted to chief administrative officer. It was during his tenure the hospital achieved accreditation from the Joint Commission of Hospitals. He retired from state service in July 1989 and entered private business. He worked in real estate and was an administrator in a home health care company. He retired permanently in 1993. He was an active member of the Armenian Church Youth Organization of America, was past commander of the Knights of Vartan Arax Lodge and past master of the Fraternal Order of Masons, and served on the board of directors for the Cranston YMCA. He enjoyed playing softball and was a Boston Red Sox and New York Giants fan. He is survived by his wife, Lucy; two sons and daughters-in-law; four grandchildren; a sister; and brother Michael ’59.

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Connie Engle Black ’58, of Hendersonville, N.C.; Aug. 12, from complications of a stroke. After college, she traveled to Germany as part of an exchange program, Experiment in International Living, and learned to speak the language there. When the program ended, she stayed on working as a civilian employee of the U.S. Army in Nuremberg, where she met her future husband. They lived in Indiana and she received a master’s in library science from Indiana University. They relocated to New York, where she began a family and worked at the Spring Valley Public Library and the White Plains Public Library. In 1978, the family moved to Michigan and she worked at Wayne State University Library and the Michigan Library Consortium. During that time, she obtained a second master’s in administration from Michigan State University. She retired in 1992 to North Carolina, where she and her husband built a log home on 22 acres of forested land in the mountains, though she continued to work with the Downtown Hendersonville Development Project and later at the cataloging department at Brevard College. She enjoyed traveling and is survived by her husband, Earl; two sons; and a granddaughter. 

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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. 

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Fredric J. Fleron Jr. ’59, ’61 AM, of Westfield, Mass.; June 2. He was professor emeritus of political science at the University at Buffalo. He wrote seven books on Russian foreign and domestic policy and technology transfer and was preparing two more at the time of his death. While at Brown, he was a teaching assistant and lecturer. He took summer courses at Harvard and then entered the graduate program in political science and Russian studies at Indiana University with a Ford Foundation graduate fellowship and completed his doctorate in government. He taught at the University of Kentucky for five years and joined the University at Buffalo in 1970. At UB he served terms as acting department chairman and director of graduate studies. He developed a new general education curriculum for UB undergraduates and served for several years as associate vice provost for undergraduate education. After retiring in 2003, he became a university research scholar. He lived in the mountains of Colorado for a few years and then moved to Westfield, where he was an adjunct faculty member at Westfield State University from 2008 to 2018. He taught numerous undergraduate and graduate courses on aspects of Soviet and American politics and foreign policy. In the 1970s he was invited to serve as a member of the East-West Technology Transfer Advisory Panel for the U.S. Congress. He took part in conferences on Soviet foreign policy sponsored by Johns Hopkins University and served as a consultant to the CIA, the U.S. State Department, the White House staff, and the British Broadcasting Corp. In addition to his books, he contributed to more than 20 book chapters and articles for academic journals and was editor of the Comparative Studies of Communism newsletter. He was an associate of the Harriman Institute on Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies at Columbia University from 1992 to 1995 and was nominated for a SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1992. He was a civil rights activist and took part in Vietnam War protests. He was a member of the board of directors of the Central Kentucky Civil Liberties Union and served on the board of the Southern Conference Education Fund. He enjoyed many types of music, sang, and played the guitar, banjo, dobro, and cello. He attended concerts and festivals and each year compiled a CD of “Fred’s Favorites” for his friends. He also enjoyed cooking. He is survived by his wife, Kimberly; a daughter; a son; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 

Related classes:
Class of 1959, GS Class of 1961
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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. 

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Richard E. Williams ’56, of Shavertown, Pa.; Sept. 3. He came to Brown through the NROTC training program and in his junior year was initiated into Phi Delta Theta. Prior to his death he was granted Phi Delta Theta True Blue status and received a brick in his name at Phi Delta Theta’s founding campus. He graduated with a civil engineering degree and, after military service, worked at the former Pennsylvania Gas & Water Company for 36 years in various engineering and operating positions. He enjoyed fishing trips to Quebec, a tradition started by his father, and singing in the Shavertown United Methodist Church choir and Orpheus Choral Society. He was the recipient of military commendations and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with two bronze stars. He fired in sanctioned .22 caliber prone rifle matches until age 81 with competitive proficiency and held a lifetime master classification in four position indoor rifle shooting. He was a member of the Wilkes-Barre Rifle and Pistol Club and the Harveys Lake Rod & Gun Club. He is survived by his wife, Joanie; three sons and daughters-in-law; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law; and many nieces and nephews. 

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David W. Reynolds ’56, of Estero, Fla.; Feb. 16, of declining health related to Parkinson’s disease. After Brown he was commissioned as an ensign in the U.S. Navy and served until 1962. He earned an MBA from Boston University and thereafter began a 26-year career with IBM Corp. He maintained a dual career with the U.S. Navy Reserve and, among other commissions, served as commander of the Naval Reserve Iceland Defense Force, for which he received a Defense Meritorious Service Medal. He retired with the rank of captain to Florida but spent summers at the family home in Chatham, Mass. He enjoyed sailing and is survived by his wife, Catherine; a son, two daughters, including Andrea Reynolds ’94 AM; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and his former wife, Cecily Reynolds Mermann. 

 

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Harold Resnic ’56, of Longmeadow, Mass.; Aug. 25. He graduated with an MBA from Cornell University and a law degree from Western New England Law School. He practiced law in Springfield for more than 40 years. He enjoyed playing the saxophone, tennis, golf, and traveling the world. He is survived by his wife, Sally; two sons; a daughter-in-law; two grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law; and nieces and nephew. 

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Linda Kessler Fishman ’56, of Bloomfield, Conn., and Charlestown, R.I.; July 23, of pancreatic cancer. She rejoins her husband of 64 years, David Fishman ’56, who passed in January, and whom she deeply missed. They met in the Brown bookstore on the first day of their senior year. Their fate was sealed in an English class they shared when David sat down next to her on the day the professor declared that these were now assigned seats for the semester. They were married shortly after graduation. After a brief time in Buffalo, N.Y., they moved to Bloomfield and (mostly) lived there and in West Hartford, except for summers, which they spent at their beach house in Green Hill, R.I. She and David loved that house and that beach and gathered family and friends there for most of the rest of their lives. She was an excellent cook, baker, and gourmand. She was always game for lobster rolls, oysters, and dessert, especially cookies. Linda and David were inveterate world travelers and lovers of opera. She was generous, kind, and slyly funny. During her last illness she was lovingly cared for by her son Douglas, his wife Dena, and grandchildren Zoe and Lili Fishman, who loved their grandma very much (it was a mutual love-fest). She is survived by her son, Douglas Fishman ’81 and his wife; daughter Sarah Boyle ’89, ’96 MD and her partner; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; siblings and in-laws; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Kendrick Thayer ’55, of Portland, Me.; Mar. 23, 2021. Following graduation, he served in the U.S. Coast Guard and married. He worked for several years at Rockbestos Wire and Cable Co. in Connecticut before joining Fairchild Semiconductor in South Portland. He was employed by Fairchild and later by National Semiconductor for 35 years in various manufacturing, engineering, and quality assurance functions. In retirement, he enjoyed traveling with his wife, Joan Gately Thayer ’55, who survives him. He is also survived by three sons, including Matthew ’87; two daughters-in-law; and seven grandchildren. 

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Socrates H. Mihalakos ’55, of Vero Beach, Fla.; July 6. He was a retired appellate court judge. After Brown, he served in the U.S. Air Force. He received the title of first lieutenant and was honorably discharged but continued to serve in the reserves. He attended law school at the University of Connecticut and earned his JD. After practicing in Cheshire, Conn., he was appointed a Connecticut Superior Court judge in 1985, and in 2000, while serving as chief administrative judge in Danbury (Conn.), he was elevated to judge of the Appellate Court, where he served until retiring in 2019. He was active in both Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church (Conn.) and St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church (Fla.). He is survived by his wife, Joani; four daughters; three sons-in-law; four grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. 

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Joseph Blumen ’55, of Newport, R.I.; July 25. After graduating from Tufts University School of Medicine, he enlisted as a captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corps and served as chief of general surgery at the 67th Evac Hospital, Qui Nhon, Vietnam, and later on the surgical staff at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. He returned to Newport in 1967 to practice as a general surgeon and primary care physician. Active in the community, he was a member of the planning board for the City of Newport, was a trustee of the Seamen’s Church Institute and was a master Mason and member of St. Paul’s Lodge for more than 50 years. He also established the Dora and Elias Blumen Collection for the Study of Holocaust Literature at Salve Regina University. He is survived by his wife, Dale; four children and their spouses; and six grandchildren. 

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Gene E. Bloch ’55, of Redwood City, Calif.; July 31. After Brown, he served in the U.S. Navy, studied physics at the University of Pittsburgh, then worked for many years as a software engineer. His love of language, learning, word games, and science, especially astronomy, never flagged. In mid-life, he and his wife were avid folk dancers in several Eastern European traditions. He is survived by his wife, Kristine Kimble; two brothers, including Dan ’74, ’77 MD; three sons and their spouses; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

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Anthony R. Jaffe ’55, of Pittsburgh; June 19, of cancer. He had a successful career in advertising, creating iconic commercial jingles and slogans including “Big Fig” Newtons and “Silly Rabbit, TRIX are for kids.” He began his advertising career at the former Doyle Dane Bernbach and rose in the business with positions at J. Walter Thompson, Dancer Fitzgerald, Campbell Mithun Esty, and Della Femina McNamee before joining MARC USA, where he became senior vice president and executive creative director in Pittsburgh. Audiences in the Pittsburgh region have seen his contributions in campaigns for the Pittsburgh Zoo, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Rite Aid Corp., and UPMC Health System. His work has earned him numerous major creative awards, including Cannes Gold Lion, CLIOs, an international Radio and TV Gold Medal, and induction into the Pittsburgh Advertising Hall of Fame. He was a member of the American Society of Composers and Publishers and the Screen Actors Guild. He supported the Brown Sports Foundation and enjoyed solving the New York Times crossword puzzle. He is survived by his wife, Gwen; daughter Elizabeth Jaffe ’87; a son and daughter-in-law; and two grandchildren.

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Eliot B. Barron ’55, of Hartford, Conn.; July 10. After Brown, he continued his studies at Tufts University School of Medicine, then served in the Army Medical Corps in Germany, followed by a psychiatric residency at the Institute of Living in Hartford. In the decades that followed, he was a psychiatrist in both Providence, R.I., and Hartford. He also served as a member of the Rhode Island Parole Board. Outside of work, he enjoyed traveling and was committed to his Jewish faith and community. He was involved in groups at his synagogues in Providence and West Hartford and is survived by his wife, Vida; three children and their spouses; four grandchildren; and a great-grandson. 

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Oliver H.P. Rodman Jr. ’54, of Hingham, Mass.; July 23. He worked in sales at the Boston Globe before retiring in 1994 as vice president of advertising. He was inquisitive and curious and willing to engage with everyone he encountered. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and he enjoyed gardening, birding, and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia; three children; two granddaughters; a brother; and nieces and nephews. 

 

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P. Gerald DeSimone ’54, of Naples, Fla., formerly of Suffield, Conn., and Old Westbury, N.Y.; July 27. He was a life insurance agent and succeeded in becoming a member of the Million Dollar Round Table. He transitioned into real estate development and was involved in designing, building, and managing indoor recreational facilities, condominiums, and apartment buildings. He was also successful at trading stocks. He was an avid tennis player, golfer, and skier and served as past president of the Quail Creek Country Club in Naples. He is survived by his wife Rose; four daughters; son Gerald ’85; a daughter-in-law; two sons-in-law; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. 

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Moris A. Tcath ’53, of Hamden, Conn.; Apr. 1. After serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, he worked for several retail stores before purchasing The Carousel, a children’s clothing store that he and his wife owned and operated in Wallingford, Conn. He served on the executive board of PROBUS, was a member of the board of directors of Temple Beth Sholom in Hamden, and was a Hadassah associate. He was an avid bridge player and achieved a national ranking in 1953. He also enjoyed solving crossword puzzles and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Beverly; three children and their spouses; and six grandchildren.

 

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Patricia Chase Michaud ’53, of Scituate, Mass.; Jan. 7, 2021. She was well-known in local gardening circles as a master flower-show judge and winner of the prestigious Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts Four Star pin. She was an active member of the Scituate Yacht Club and enjoyed cruising and playing golf. She is survived by four children and their spouses, seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. 

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James H. Bramble ’53, of Austin, Tex.; July 20. He worked at General Electric and the Naval Ordnance Laboratory before becoming a professor at the University of Maryland and then at Cornell University, where he led the interdisciplinary Center for Applied Mathematics. From 1975 to 1983 he was chief editor of Mathematics of Computation. He retired as distinguished professor emeritus at Texas A&M University. He also was professor emeritus at Cornell. He worked on the mathematical analysis of numerical methods for partial differential equations. His early work involved the mathematical analysis of finite difference methods for elliptic problems. His later work was more focused on the numerical analysis of finite element methods. His most famous result, the Bramble-Hilbert lemma, was a collaborative effort with his PhD student, Stephen Hilbert. He received an honorary doctorate from Chalmers University in Sweden in recognition of his important contributions to mathematics. In retirement he settled in Austin and enjoyed playing golf, tennis, and boating. He is survived by four children, a stepson, eight grandchildren, and his former wife, Mary Eppie Boze. 

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Beverly Calderwood Hart ’52, of Seekonk, Mass.; Aug. 26. She was a school teacher in Rehoboth (Mass.) for 20 years and in Warwick (R.I.) for three years. She is survived by her husband, Russell; a daughter; a son;
and four grandchildren. 

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Warren A. Barker ’52, of Boulder, Colo.; Aug. 20. After serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and graduating from Brown, he worked as an engineer at an Esso refinery in New Jersey. In 1965, while traveling in Denver, he interviewed with IBM, which was opening a new plant in Boulder, and was given a position as a long-range planner in copier and printer manufacturing. He enjoyed hiking the mountains and became a member of Big Blue Climbers, a group of people who embarked on several hiking, climbing, biking, and skiing trips each year. Among his many achievements, he climbed all 54 of Colorado’s 14ers and 90 of the state’s top 100 peaks. He was also a daily runner and competed in many local races. He was active with Mountain View Methodist Church and is survived by three sons, four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

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Richard B. Walsh ’51, of Chesterfield, Mo.; July 5. He spent his career in marketing, working in New York, Michigan, Ohio, New Hampshire, and Missouri. He served in the U.S. Navy as a pilot. He enjoyed reading, watching all sports, and spending time with his family and Labrador retrievers. He is survived by his wife, Janet Colby Walsh ’53; two daughters; a son and daughter-in-law; a son-in-law; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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Kenneth L. Holmes ’51, of Wilmington, Del.; Apr. 22. After graduation he reported for active duty during the Korean War and then served for many years as a member of the Navy Reserve. He later attended Duke University and earned a master’s in American literature, then was recruited as an intern at Merrill, Lynch, Pierce, Fehher, & Beane. He moved up the corporate ladder to become institutional accounts manager. He left the firm to form two investment companies: Holmes, Clark, Marong and AllianceBernstein, which eventually became Alliance Capital. In 1976, he was instrumental in forming the National Association of State Investment Officers and was awarded the Ray Lillywhite Award for outstanding lifetime contributions to America’s economic security. He also served as a consultant to the U.S. Treasury and Labor Departments and provided testimony to Congress in support of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. During this time he completed executive management studies at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He moved to Wilmington in 1983 and became senior vice president of investments for the Delaware Trust Co., from which he retired after their merger with Meridian. In Wilmington, he was a board member of the Visiting Nurses Assoc. and served as chair for their finance committee. He was active in his community and enjoyed playing golf and tennis. He is survived by his wife, Norma; daughters Marnie Holmes Carmichael ’79, Holly Holmes ’77,  and Kristin Holmes-Linder ’76; two sons-in-law; four grandchildren; a step-grandson; and a brother. 

 

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Robert W. Connelly ’51, of Lincoln, Mass.; Apr. 12. He was a hardworking and successful businessman. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he enjoyed playing golf and bridge and is survived by three sons and nine grandchildren. 

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Lorraine Fish Bassan ’51, of San Francisco; June 23. She is survived by two sons, including Gabriel ’83; two grandchildren; and a sister. 

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Stephen S. Barnet ’51, of Vero Beach, Fla., formerly of Guilford, Conn.; Aug. 4. He was established in the fine china business, working his way to the position of U.S. branch vice president and treasurer of German-based Hutschenreuther Corporation. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and enjoyed skeet-shooting in his earlier days as well as photography, reading, and the arts, including various Theatre by the Sea productions while spending summers in his Narragansett (R.I.) home. He is survived by his wife, Helen; a son and daughter-in-law; and at the time of his death was awaiting the arrival of his first grandchild.

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Robert M. Barlow ’51, of Great Falls, Va.; June 12. During his time at Brown he was captain of the swim team and met his future wife. Following graduation, he served in the U.S. Navy, then settled in Virginia. He worked as a distributor for Techbuilt, a prefabricated home panel manufacturer. In 1966, he partnered with John D. Van Wagoner to cofound the distribution company Division 7. Their partnership produced several construction-related businesses, including Prospect Management, Prospect Industries, Prospect Enterprises, Prospect Waterproofing, Geotech, and Insulated Building Systems. In addition, he was a founding shareholder of Patriot National Bank and Cardinal National Bank, both startup community banks. He helped to establish Great Falls Swim and Tennis Club, serving as its president, and provided financial and construction guidance to St. Thomas Church in McLean, Va. He and his wife enjoyed traveling together to all seven continents and produced vintage homemade wine labeled Shatto-Barlow. He is survived by his wife, Laura Shatto Barlow ’53; daughter Julia B. Vail Cronin ’81; a son-in-law; two sons and daughters-in-law, including son Duncan ’78; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 

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Robert Aron ’51, of Pompano Beach, Fla., formerly of Cranston, R.I.: July 12. He was the owner and operator of Technoprint and Ardon Printing in Providence for more than 30 years. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He enjoyed all aspects of the performing arts, was an avid art collector, and attended many art auctions and antique shows. He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, two grandchildren, a brother and sister-in-law, and a niece and nephew. 

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Robert E. Vivian ’50, of Bridgton, Me., formerly of Cumberland, R.I.; July 24. He spent his 39-year career at Allendale Insurance, formerly Fireman’s Mutual Insurance Company, retiring in 1989 as their chief underwriter. He was an active communicant of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Cumberland and St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Bridgton. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and he enjoyed singing in the church choirs, solving puzzles, and spending time planning family reunions and gatherings. He is survived by his wife, Norma; four children and their spouses; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers Richard ’51 and John ’55; a sister-in-law; and nieces and nephews. 

 

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Velma-Jane Walpole Steen ’50, of Melrose, Mass., and Marco Island, Fla.; June 12. She spent most of her life raising her daughters in Melrose, sailing the waters of New England, and hosting family holidays. The last 35 years she spent in Marco Island, where she enjoyed her view and gardening. She is survived by two daughters and their spouses, including Patricia Steen ’83; three grandchildren; a great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews. 

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Roy K. Piper ’50, of Keene, N.H.; Aug. 18. After Brown, he served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the Philippines during the Korean War. Upon completion of his military service, he was employed by Aero Services Corp. and was sent around the U.S. mapping the interstate highway system. He was active in the community, involved with the Unitarian Universalist Church board, sang in the Keene Barber Shoppers, and served  six years on Keene’s Conservation Commission. He was also a member of the New Hampshire Poetry Society and published a collection of his work titled Eternity Lost and Other Poems. He enjoyed cross-country skiing, running, gardening, and summers on Spofford Lake. He is survived by his wife, Anne; three children and their spouses; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 

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Margaret Wilson Kinney ’50, of Wilton, Conn.; July 13. She pursued oil painting and knitting during her lifetime and enjoyed skiing in the winter, sailing, visiting Martha’s Vineyard in the summer, collecting unique items, and cooking. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law and a grandson.

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John C. Hotchkiss ’50, of Southbury, Conn.; July 2. Following his service in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, he attended Brown and was later employed as a product manager for Hudson Wire Company (N.Y.). He enjoyed fishing, woodworking, and photography. He is survived by a daughter, two sons, four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. 

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Marilyn Taft Blake ’49, of Groton, Mass., formerly of Needham, Mass.; July 6. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Needham and had served on many committees for the church. She enjoyed swimming and was an avid lover of cats. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, a daughter and son-in-law, and four grandchildren. 

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Phillip R. Jones ’48, of Mansfield, Mass.; July 26. After Brown he attended Boston University for two years in the evening studying advertising and marketing and later attended summer sessions at the Harvard Business School in marketing and communications. He spent his entire professional career in advertising, marketing, and public relations, eventually becoming owner and president of Lyons Advertising in Attleboro (Mass.) for more than 50 years. He served on several boards and was a trustee and member of the Board of Investment of Attleboro Savings Bank and Attleboro Pawtucket Savings, as well as a corporator of the Bristol County Savings Bank. He was president of MAAN (Mutual Advertising Agency Network), which later became MAGNET, a worldwide association with more than 50 advertising agency members in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and South America. He was also a member of Boston Ad Club and Providence Ad Club and served on the board of governors of the Blue Water Sailing Club. Sailing was more than a passion. He sailed the East Coast from Nova Scotia to Chesapeake Bay. In 1983, he participated in an ocean yacht race from Marion, Mass., to Bermuda in his 37 ft sloop Dauntless with a crew of six, placing 2nd in class and 3rd overall in a fleet of 150 boats. He also enjoyed hunting, skiing, sailing, gardening, and travel. He is survived by a son. 

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James W. Babcock ’48, of Glastonbury, Conn.; Aug. 1. He was an engineer at the aerospace manufacturer Pratt & Whitney. After retiring, he embarked on a second career as a travel agent with Holidays Unlimited in South Glastonbury. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and happiest when spending time on the water swimming and sailing with his family. He is survived by his wife, Frances “Billie” Ridge Babcock ’48; two sons and daughters-in-law; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. 

Jan, 2022
47

John B. Lawlor ’47, of East Greenwich, R.I., formerly of Rumford, R.I.; Aug. 15. He was a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, and upon completion of his active duty he began his medical residency in urology at Rhode Island Hospital. He completed his surgical residency at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City and returned to Rhode Island to join the staff at Rhode Island Hospital. In 1976, he was named chair of the department of urology, overseeing the urological training of Brown University medical residents, and he established Urological Associates (now Brown Urology). He took pride in teaching the next generation of physicians. He volunteered with his parish, participated in medical missions to Romania, and helped those new to the U.S. learn English. He was a lifelong learner, taking computer classes in his 80s so he could email his grandkids and learning to Zoom with family and watch movies on Netflix while isolated during the pandemic. He never stopped reading and enjoyed sailing. He is survived by four daughters, including Elizabeth Lawlor ’82; a son; a son-in-law; seven grandchildren; and six great-granddaughters. 

Jan, 2022
47

Joseph E. Jones ’47, of Millcreek, Utah; Aug. 10. His career encompassed a variety of positions, including working for the FBI and serving as director of security/chief of police at the University of Utah, working as a financial advisor and realtor, and serving as regional representative for the American Cancer Society. He was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he served as high councilor and sang in the choir. At Brown he was a member of the men’s soccer team and he was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy. In retirement he enjoyed gardening. He is survived by his wife, Donna; 10 children; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren. 

 

Jan, 2022
47

Stanley Blacher ’47, of Providence; Aug. 7, after a brief illness. He was president of Blacher Brothers, Inc., which was comprised of manufacturing and real estate businesses. He was active in his community and served as a member of the Capital Center Commission, chairman for the Providence Redevelopment Agency for almost 20 years, treasurer and trustee of the Miriam Hospital Foundation, a member of the Corporation of Rhode Island Hospital, trustee of the National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine in Denver, and a member of the board of Fleet National Bank. He proudly represented his class as class marshal at his 70th class reunion and enjoyed playing golf at Ledgemont Country Club, which was cofounded by his father. He is survived by his wife, Marcia Cohan Blacher ’49, and two sons, including Richard ’73. 

Jan, 2022
46

Paul S. Goldstein ’46, of Hamden, Conn.; Aug. 24. He was a longtime practicing pediatrician in New Haven, Conn. He earned his medical degree and did his residency at Yale, then served in the Armed Forces Medical Corps in Japan during the Korean War. In 1952, he joined with Dr. Morris Krosnick in private practice while operating the Yale Pediatric Allergy Clinic. There, he initiated the Pediatric Endocrine Clinic and together they launched Pediatrics Associates of New Haven in 1962. In addition to being generalists, they would each cover more special interest areas covering all pediatric fields and became role models for other practitioners. Pediatrics Associates served as a training site for the pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP) program and Paul served as president of the National Board of PNPs from 1979 to 1981. In 1976, he was appointed chair of the department of ambulatory services and community medicine at St. Raphael’s Hospital and was instrumental in helping to establish the emergency medical services system in New Haven. He is survived by three children and their spouses, including daughter Jill M. Goldstein ’76 and son Laurence ’79; and four grandchildren. 

Jan, 2022
45

Otilia Ramos Magee ’45, of Houston; July 28. She taught French and was head of the foreign language department at Clear Lake High School. In addition to teaching, she owned Hodge Podge yarn and gift shop. She volunteered with Meals on Wheels and enjoyed playing bridge, traveling, and caring for several cats. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, a son, a grandson, and
three great-grandchildren. 

Jan, 2022
43

William L. Robin ’43, of Bloomfield, Conn.; June 21. He was a veteran of World War II who enjoyed engaging with people. Once retired and living on Cape Cod, he started men’s discussion groups and continued doing so after moving to Bloomfield at Duncaster Retirement Community. He enjoyed playing tennis, swimming, and cycling. He is survived by four daughters and their spouses, including Susan Bookbinder ’69; 10 grandchildren, including Sophia Manuel ’11 and Aaron Isenstadt ’13; and three great-grandchildren.

Jan, 2022
43

Henry C. Adams ’43, of Cape Elizabeth, Me.; Aug. 13, at the age of 100. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and retired from service with the rank of colonel. He worked for New England Telephone Company for more than 30 years and retired as the assistant to the vice president in Portland. While with the company, he was also chairman of the board of the Capital Business and Assistance Corporation. He was a communicant of the First Congregational Church of South Portland and served on the Cape Elizabeth Town Council for nine years, including twice being elected chairman. He also spent time on the planning board. He was treasurer and scoutmaster for the local Boy Scout troop and awarded the Silver Beaver Award for his lifetime involvement with scouting. Always active in his community, he served in several town capacities, which led him to receive the 2004 Service Above Self award from the South Portland/Cape Elizabeth Rotary Club. One of his many achievements was his involvement in the preservation of Fort Williams Park and the development of the Museum at Portland Head Light, serving as chairman of the Fort Williams Advisory Commission. He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, two grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. 

 

Nov, 2021
37

Helen Williams Hill ’37 AM, of San Diego, formerly of Ann Arbor, Mich.; Mar. 28, at 106 years of age. Her mother died three years after her birth during the 1918 flu epidemic and at the age of 103 Helen published Searching for Sophie, a memoir about the loss of her mother. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College in 1936, her master’s from Brown, and was enrolled at the University of Illinois at Urbana when she fell in love with fellow student Donald L. Hill. They married, had a family, and moved to Ann Arbor, where they both became part of the community of young writers and teachers at the University of Michigan. In 1963, she joined the faculty of Eastern Michigan University and for many years was a professor of writing and children’s literature, serving as lead editor on three anthologies of poetry for children. In the 1980s and 1990s she transcribed and edited the diaries of her seafaring grandfather Capt. Edward Baker and the book was published by Duxbury Rural & Historical Society. As an advocate for people with mental illness, she and her husband founded Trailblazers, a rehabilitation center in Ann Arbor, for which she received numerous awards and accolades. After her husband’s death in 1998, she continued to write essays and memoirs and to lead a memoir writing group sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Michigan. In 2014, at 99, she moved to San Diego to live with her daughter. She is survived by four children, five grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Nov, 2021
GS 77

Thomas Souza ’77 MAT, of Norwood, Mass.; May 18. He was fortunate to have traveled the world through his many years of work as a travel executive but enjoyed being on the deck of his house on Cape Cod the best. He is survived by two children, a sister and brother-in-law, and three brothers and sisters-in-law.

Nov, 2021
GS 77

Lois Palken Rudnick ’77 PhD, of Santa Fe, N.Mex.; June 6, of multiple myeloma. A graduate of both Brown and Tufts, she taught at UMass Boston and chaired its American studies program for 25 years. She had a fierce drive to build a more equitable society through teaching, advocacy, and activism. She was a believer in the power of people to make it in this country and do better, and while teaching a class on immigration issues, she took her class on a field trip to the Statue of Liberty to help students visualize the feeling of entering a new world. Past students remember her singing and dressing up to teach. After moving to New Mexico, she immersed herself in the culture and became a driving force of Interfaith Coalition for Public Education in Santa Fe. She was fascinated by Mabel Dodge Luhan and authored several books, including The Suppressed Memoirs of Mabel Dodge Luhan. In addition to being a community activist, an author, and a teacher, she in recent years began channeling the spirited power of Wonder Woman, including wearing a Wonder Woman bracelet and robe. She continually pushed to empower others. She is survived by her husband, Steven; daughter Deborah Rudnick ’94; a granddaughter; a sister and brother-in-law; and a brother and sister-in-law.

Nov, 2021
GS 68

John M. Pawelek ’68 PhD, of Hamden, Conn.; May 31, of a heart attack. He was a member of the research faculty in the department of dermatology at Yale School of Medicine for four decades. He authored nearly 200 peer-reviewed papers and was a cofounder and past president of the Pan American Society for Pigment Cell Research (PASPCR). His research examined factors regulating skin pigmentation and, in later years, the mechanism driving metastasis in melanoma skin cancer. He won several awards for this work, including the PASPCR Career Achievement Award, the International Federation of Pigment Cell Societies’ inaugural Henry Stanley Raper Medal, and the Japanese Society for Pigment Cell Research Takeuchi Medal. He lectured frequently at scientific conferences in the U.S. and abroad, including a recent tour of medical schools in Iran. He was active in his church, the Unitarian Society of New Haven, where he sang in the choir, acted in plays, and taught Sunday school. He enjoyed singing in the New Haven Chorale and after-hours piano jams at pigment cell conferences, and had fond memories of playing piano once with Fats Domino and marching the last five miles of the Selma to Montgomery march behind Dr. King. He is survived by his wife, Linda; three sons and daughters-in-law; and five grandchildren.

Nov, 2021
GS 68

Rita Goldberg ’68 PhD, of Canton, N.Y.; June 17. She was a professor emerita of Spanish and founded and directed St. Lawrence University’s study abroad program in Madrid. She lived in Spain for part of every year and was a lifelong researcher in Spanish language and culture, particularly literature. She created an online resource connecting high school students with university faculty called “Ask the Prof” and she coordinated many gatherings, in person and online, of retired colleagues. She worked developing the AP Spanish Language and Culture exams for many years and served as a moderator for the College Board’s AP Spanish Teacher Community. In 2006, she established the St. Lawrence University Spanish Teacher Fellowship to support teachers who would benefit from spending time in a Spanish-speaking country. She was the recipient of the Charles A. Dana Professorship of Modern Languages and Literatures in recognition of her exemplary scholarship and won the Maslow Award in 1982 to honor her commitment to her students. At the time of her retirement in 2001, she was the longest-serving faculty member, having begun her teaching career there in 1957. She is survived by nieces and nephews.

Nov, 2021
GS 66

Montcalm Thomas ’66 PhD, of Richland, Wash.; May 2, of cancer. He taught physics at Washington State University before moving to Richland in 1974 to work at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Upon his retirement, he was honored by the establishment of an award in his name that continues to be presented annually. He is survived by a daughter, two grandsons, a brother, and several nieces and nephews.

Nov, 2021
GS 66

Charles R. Maderer ’66 MAT, of Indiana, Pa.; June 19. He was a math professor at Indiana University of PA for more than 30 years. He is survived by four children and their spouses, 10 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

Nov, 2021
GS 63

Susan Heller Anderson ’63 AM, of Barrington, R.I., formerly of Philadelphia and Providence, R.I.; Oct. 3, 2020. It was in Philadelphia that she found her true calling working at Independence National Park in 1976. She researched and reproduced a replica of the carpet that had adorned the floor of the Senate in Independence Hall; the new carpet was re-installed with much fanfare where it had originally lain, and she wrote a 96-page book about her work titled The Most Splendid Carpet. While pursuing her PhD at the University of Pennsylvania, she became assistant curator of costumes and textiles at the Philadelphia Art Museum. In 1985, she moved to Providence with her second husband and became the curator of costumes and textiles at the RISD Museum. There she produced many beautiful exhibitions and wrote or edited catalogues for them, including A World of Costume and Textiles; Patterns and Poetry: No Robes, a catalogue and narrative of Lucy Truman Aldrich’s collection of Japanese robes; and the story of the Tirocchi dress-making sisters told in the exhibition and book From Paris to Providence. In retirement, she enjoyed gardening and continued to contribute to art, textile, and historical exhibits at the Barrington Preservation Society Museum. She is survived by a son and a sister.

 

Oct, 2021
GS 62

Elizabeth Hughes Schneewind ’62 AM, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; June 12. She worked at Jewish Family Services in Baltimore, published on geriatric care, and was an accredited translator of German philosophy. She is survived by her husband, Jerome; three daughters; four grandchildren; and a sister.

Oct, 2021
13

Tyler J. Cowman ’13, of Kingston, Pa.; Apr. 24, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. After graduating from Brown, he moved to Chicago and began a business career working for PNC Bank, Steelbrick, Salesforce, and Emelar. He moved back to Pennsylvania in February 2021 after accepting a position as a quote-to-cash architect for Neocol. He enjoyed touring the country and attending numerous music festivals to see his favorite band Dead & Company. Before his passing, he traveled to see the Northern Lights in Iceland and sunsets in Hawaii. He made friends wherever he went and shared laughs and conversations with people who crossed his path. He is survived by his parents, a sister, two brothers, and many family members. 

 

Oct, 2021
08

Tara Olsen Cates ’08, of Los Gatos, Calif.; May 24, of cancer. She had a successful career as a software engineer at NetApp and later at Apple. Her sharp intellect and abilities distinguished her and even in the midst of her illness, she was promoted to senior engineer at Apple. She met her husband at NetApp, married in 2011, and had a daughter in 2014. With a passion for the outdoors, they created many family memories hiking and camping in Yosemite, Santa Cruz, and many other nature parks. She also spent special times traveling with her parents and extended family, who hold special memories of her river rafting, horseback riding, rock climbing, and hiking in the final weeks of her life. She is survived by her husband, Sam; a daughter; her parents; and a large extended family.

Oct, 2021
89

Jeffrey S. Richman ’89, of Brookline, Mass.; Apr. 24, following a four-year illness. He worked for several technology companies in the Boston area before cofounding Projector PSA, a professional services automation software company in Boston, where he continued to work until his death. He is survived by his parents, a brother, a sister-in-law, and two nephews.

 

Oct, 2021
89

Jonathan M. Levine ’89, of Pittsfield, Mass.; June 11, of cancer. After graduating from Brown, where he served two terms as editor of the Brown Daily Herald, he returned to Pittsfield and was the founder of the Gazette. For nearly 30 years, the Gazette covered the people and happenings of his hometown. He is survived by a sister, two brothers, a niece, and three nephews.

Oct, 2021
88

Robert E. Smith ’88, of Coventry, R.I.; Apr. 20, after a work-related accident. He was an inspector and supervisor at General Dynamics Electric Boat in North Kingstown, R.I., and previously was an inspector at Thielsch Engineering in Cranston, R.I. He coached wrestling at the middle school and high school levels and was a referee for 35 years. He enjoyed running and road racing, especially in the annual Gaspee Day marathon. He also participated in Tough Mudder and Rugged Maniac events. He is survived by his fiancé, Kathy Broccali, and her two daughters; a daughter; two brothers and their spouses, including David ’91; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Oct, 2021
87

Ann-Eve Pedersen ’87, of Tucson; May 28. She began her career as a receptionist at the Tucson Citizen and eventually became the city editor of the Arizona Daily Star as well as its Employee of the Year. She won numerous awards for her coverage of the courthouse and, while on that beat, met her future husband, who was a public defender. Outraged at how poorly funded the schools were when her son began attending public schools, she founded the Arizona Education Network, drafted a proposition to restore a robust tax base for Arizona schools, and raised funds to place it on the ballot in 2012. She later took a post as executive director of the Southwestern Foundation, a charitable nonprofit that has supported such organizations as the San Xavier del Bac Mission, the Amerind Foundation, and the Arizona State Museum. She was always an advocate for the disadvantaged. She is survived by her husband, Peter; a son; three brothers; and several nieces and nephews.

Oct, 2021
86

Anthony O. Stedman ’86, of West Hartford, Conn.; Apr. 7, of lung cancer. He was a major accounts manager at United Training. Being 11 years sober, he was devoted to the AA Program, helping others and attending and leading many meetings in the Greater Hartford area. While at Brown, he was a member of the lacrosse team that won the Ivy League Championship in 1985, ultimately participating in the NCAA Division I finals. He is survived by a son; his father Arthur K. Stedman ’56 and stepmother; a sister; and three nieces.

 

Oct, 2021
82

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.

Oct, 2021
81

Afua Hare Hassan ’81, of Houston; Apr. 4, of cancer. She was a prominent midwife in Houston and founder of The Birthing Place. She was profiled in the July-August ’20 BAM article, “Birth Mama.” https://www.brownalumnimagazine.com/articles/2019-07-10/birth-mama.

Oct, 2021
79

Jane Fergusson Griffin ’79, of Providence; May 21. After Brown, she went on to receive a master’s in public health/epidemiology from Yale and started a consulting company in Rhode Island, MCH Evaluation, conducting and publishing studies in the field of maternal and child health. Additionally, she was an associate professor at Brown. She is survived by her husband, Patrick; a son; a stepson; three sisters; two brothers; in-laws;  and nieces and nephews.

Oct, 2021
79

Frederick R. Dewey ’79, of Santa Monica, Calif.; June 2, from complications of prostate cancer. He helmed Beyond Baroque from 1996 to 2010. During his tenure, he founded the literary press Beyond Baroque Books and was involved in the creation of the World Beyond Poetry Festival, which was launched in 2000 and ran for several years. He was instrumental in the creation of Venice Beach Poet’s Monument. He served on the graduate faculty of Pasadena’s ArtCenter College of Design and published his writings in the New Statesman and the Los Angeles Times. He also published The School of Public Life in 2014. He is survived by a sister and a brother.

Oct, 2021
78

Laura V. Dowd ’78, of Roslindale, Mass.; Apr. 2, following a stroke and year-long struggle with lung cancer. She was a gifted musician who played and performed frequently and for many years was the piano accompanist for her church choir. She was also a homemaker and active volunteer in her children’s school, particularly in the arts and music programs. She enjoyed gardening and cooking. She is survived by her husband, David; three daughters; two aunts; cousins; and nieces and nephews.

Oct, 2021
75

Joseph A. Deltito ’75, ’79 MD, of Coventry, R.I.; Apr. 13. He had a prominent career as a psychiatrist, professor, and lecturer. His work took him all over the world. He enjoyed fishing and cooking and is survived by a daughter and son-in-law and a granddaughter.

Related classes:
Class of 1975, MD Class of 1979
Oct, 2021
60

Loretta Inez Dates Shields Smith ’60, of York, Pa., formerly of West Baltimore; May 11, of heart failure. She was among the first African American women to attend Pembroke College, as noted in BAM’s September-October 2020 issue Classes section. Upon receiving her bachelor’s degree, her graduation was noted in the Baltimore Sun. She returned to Baltimore after graduating and began her professional career as a Clifton Park Junior High School librarian in the Baltimore City Public School system. She later earned a master’s degree at Goucher College. She met her future husband, Dr. Stewart Smith, on a blind date in 1958, but both went their separate ways. In the 1990s, after both had married and divorced, they were reintroduced, married in 1994, and lived in Pittsburgh. There she became the recording secretary of the Black Association of South Hills and active in Delta Sigma Theta sorority’s local chapter, as well as the Pittsburgh chapter. She later joined the staff of Mount Lebanon Library, from which she retired due to illness. She enjoyed walking, aerobics, and traveling with her husband throughout the Caribbean. She is survived by her husband, Stewart; a brother; niece Karen E. Dates Dunmore ’86; and three nephews.

Oct, 2021
74

Debra J. Osnowitz ’74, ’75 MAT, of West Roxbury, Mass.; Apr. 7. She taught sociology at Clark for several years. Among her publications are many articles and a book from Cornell University Press, Freelancing Expertise: Contract Professionals in the New Economy. She was interested in social theory, culture, work, occupations and professions, and organizations. She was continuing her research in sociology at the time of her passing. During the 1970s, she was a member of the advocacy group 9to5 and part of the National Association of Working Women, where she chaired the Women in Publishing group. She then worked for many years as an editorial freelancer and was a founding member of the Freelance Editorial Association. She enjoyed classical music and played the viola. She is survived by four nieces.

Related classes:
Class of 1974, GS Class of 1975
Oct, 2021
71

Rebecca Denny Ulshen ’71, of Durham, N.C.; May 17, of pancreatic cancer. In addition to her Brown degree, she earned a master’s in recreational therapy from Duke and degrees in journalism and social work from UNC before completing a law degree at Georgetown University. She provided legal aid to the elder community and contributed background research to a variety of legal cases at Consilio LLC. She was an accomplished seamstress and enjoyed providing a home to several dogs and cats. She is survived by two brothers and nieces and nephews. 

Oct, 2021
70

Catherine Nicholson Donnelly ’70, of University Park, Md.; Oct. 12, 2020, of lung cancer. She was a conservator at the National Museum of American History and the National Gallery of Art before joining the National Archives’s preservation department in 1984. She assessed and helped preserve the physical condition of the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, and the U.S. Constitution. She retired in 2013 as deputy chief of conservation. She was active in community affairs and was a former director of the education program at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C. She is survived by her husband, Harrison.

Oct, 2021
69

Martin W. Feller ’69, of Warrensville Heights, Ohio; May 15. Despite becoming afflicted with a debilitating medical condition in early adulthood, he was an inspiration to all who knew him and maintained a positive attitude. He was a prolific writer and enjoyed sending handwritten notes to family and friends. During his youth, he would travel with his parents and brother to Tucson and spend weeks at the Cleveland Indians spring training camp, where his father was a Hall of Famer. During his time at Brown, he was a member of the varsity baseball team. He had a remarkable near-photographic memory for dates and details. He is survived by two brothers, a nephew, and several cousins. 

Oct, 2021
68

Linda J. Gallant ’68, of Minneapolis; June 13. After graduating from Brown, she moved to Minneapolis and taught in the City Inc. South Minneapolis school district. In 1974 she enrolled at William Mitchell College of Law and earned her JD degree. While in law school, she was a law clerk for Legal Rights Center, Inc., a nonprofit providing criminal defense services primarily to the African American and American Indian populations in South Minneapolis. She opened her own law practice in 1977, serving largely poor or working class clients. She left private practice to join the faculty at William Mitchell College in 1986 as a clinical professor and in 1993 was hired by the judges of Hennepin County District Court to serve as a referee, a position she held until her retirement in 2012. She traveled the world and enjoyed biking on her travels. She is survived by a sister, two brothers, an aunt, and nieces and nephews. 

Oct, 2021
67

Charlene A. Morgan ’67, of El Prado, N. Mex.; Mar. 22. She served her community as a counselor specializing in conscious dying and grief. She was a lifetime member of Lama Foundation and a follower of Murshid Samuel Lewis. She enjoyed nature and gardening and is survived by a son, four grandchildren, and five siblings.

Oct, 2021
67

Martha Gates Hays ’67, of San Francisco; Apr. 23, of esophageal cancer. She worked at Young & Rubicam in New York City, IBM in London, and Francis Ford Coppola’s American Zoetrope in San Francisco as a TV commercial producer. She worked tirelessly producing “Save our Ballet” television commercials to assist in helping the San Francisco Ballet which, at the time, was near bankruptcy. She pursued a second career in education and earned a master’s degree from Mills College, subsequently teaching eighth grade English at the Convent of the Sacred Heart in San Francisco. At the age of 35, within a month of giving birth to her second son, she was stricken with bilateral brain aneurysms that left her both physically and cognitively disabled. She fought back and persevered for the next 40 years with courage, grace, optimism, and warmth. No longer able to work or teach, she put her all into raising her two sons. She also pursued her passion for painting, creating many works and collaborating for years with San Francisco-based artist Kim Frohsin. She is survived by her husband, Christopher ’64; two sons; sister Caroline Gates Anderson ’71; brothers-in-law Brian Hays ’61 and Richard L. Anderson ’66; and niece Nicole Anderson ’05.

 

Oct, 2021
67

William C. Bieluch Jr. ’67, of Darien, Conn.; May 3. He was a retired attorney. He worked for several years at the American Stock Exchange and then practiced law at the firm of Hall, McNicol, Marrett & Hamilton before practicing from his own office in Darien. He also served on the Planning & Zoning Commission for the Town of Darien. He enjoyed trips to Las Vegas and staying up to date on current events by reading several newspapers cover to cover. He is survived by three sons, a daughter-in-law, three granddaughters, a sister, and a brother and sister-in-law.

Oct, 2021
66

Richard E. Doling ’66, of Albany, N.Y.; May 14, after a brief illness. After graduating from Brown and Albany Law School, he began a career as an attorney and member of the New York State and Florida bar associations. He served as an assistant U.S. attorney for the Northern District of N.Y. He later worked for the New York State Department of Corrections and operated a private practice in Albany and Troy. His father was a jazz pianist and that was the start of his lifelong love of jazz music. As a student at Brown, he had his own jazz program on WBRU. He was an avid golfer, a great chef, and enjoyed solving the New York Times crossword puzzles. He also enjoyed trips to Florida with his wife. He is survived by his wife, Judy; two daughters; a son-in-law; three grandchildren; brother Stuart ’60; a brother-in-law; a niece; and two nephews.

Oct, 2021
66

Anthony D. Baldino ’66, of Mercerville, N.J.; May 17. He was a loan officer at Bank of America. After his retirement from the bank, he taught business and math courses at Mercer County Community College for many years. He began his service with the U.S. Navy through the ROTC program at Brown and during his years of active military service he served aboard the USS Guam and USS Mt. Baker during the Vietnam War. He was the recipient of several medals, including the Vietnam Service Medal and the Naval Commendation Medal with Combat V. He also served 10 years in the Navy Reserves. He was an avid reader, liked listening to music, and was a college football fan who enjoyed cheering for Notre Dame and Brown. He is survived by his wife, Bernadette; two daughters and sons-in-law; a son; a grandson; a sister; and a nephew.

Oct, 2021
65

Nan Hoy Shaw ’65, of Alpharetta, Ga.; June 8. She worked professionally in the field of personal development, addictionology, and life coaching for more than 40 years. She was known for her special listening skills and heart-centric approach to personal growth. In 2009 she published How to Get Your Wiggle Back. Along with being a trusted coach and advisor to many through her company, Mattermatics, Inc., she cared deeply about children affected by alcoholism and in 2002 founded a nonprofit organization, The Center for Family Alcohol Awareness and Research (CFAAR), in order to raise parents’ awareness of the effects of their drinking on their children. She was an active tennis player throughout most of her life and also enjoyed gardening, boating, playing bridge, and rescuing dogs. She is survived by three children and their spouses, four grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter. 

Oct, 2021
64

Lucille Webber Susslin ’64, of Oradell, N.J.; June 14. She was a retired preschool teacher and a lifelong student who enjoyed taking classes in literature, writing, and history at the local community college. She also enjoyed sewing and used her talent to create costumes for the Oradell Playhouse. She is survived by her husband Dan ’63; two sons and their spouses; and three grandchildren.

Oct, 2021
64

James R. Johnson ’64, of Weston, Mass.; May 14. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves for six years, followed by work at Westinghouse Corp. in several financial positions, and later was business manager at WBZ TV. He pursued many entrepreneurial ventures and completed his career as director of accounts with the Massachusetts Department of Revenue in 2006. He was a member of the Clover Club of Boston, a former Grand Knight of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, a supporter of Brown football, and a fan of the Boston Red Sox, the New England Patriots, and the Boston Bruins. He is survived by his wife, Lee; brother Gerald ’69 and sister-in-law; and four nieces and nephews.

 

Oct, 2021
63

Barry L. Shemin ’63, of Wayland, Mass.; June 9, after a long illness. After Brown, he graduated from the University of Michigan with a master’s in actuarial science. He achieved the designation of Fellow, the highest designation in the Society of Actuaries, and rose to become senior vice president and corporate actuary at John Hancock Life Insurance Company. He was also chairman of the board of directors at the American Red Cross at Massachusetts Bay, and chairman at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. He regularly attended museums and theater performances and enjoyed cycling, traveling, the Cape Cod and Rhode Island beaches, sailing, and playing bridge. He was a member of Sigma Xi and Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by his wife, Amy; a daughter; and brother Paul ’66.

 

Oct, 2021
61

Richard Wayne ’61, of Pleasanton, Calif.; Apr. 22, of cancer. He received his PhD in physics from Cornell University and spent 36 years at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque. In 1981, Sandia Laboratories was selected by the Department of Energy to oversee the country’s solar thermal systems technology program and he was appointed head of the program. He later advanced to coordinator for strategic defense research in support of the “Star Wars” program. He was an avid hiker and member of The Hill Hikers. He traveled to all seven continents and had a strong sense of adventure. He is survived by his wife, Dolores; three sons; 13 grandchildren; sister Cindy Acker ’59; and his former wife, Kim.

Oct, 2021
61

Lawton R. Smith ’61, of Burke, Vt.; May 11. After Brown he served in the U.S. Marine Corps and then began a varied work career in occupations that included being a dog trainer, a police officer, a news reporter, and a teacher. He played the organ in church and the French horn in town bands, and volunteered as a Reiki master. He enjoyed reading and learning. He is survived by his wife, Roberta; three daughters; several grandchildren; and three sisters.

Oct, 2021
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James K. Dixon Jr. ’61, of Short Hills, N.J., and Edgartown, Mass.; May 21. He started in the Lord & Taylor Executive Training Program after receiving his MBA from Columbia University in 1963. Thereafter, he held various management positions with several retailers, including Bonwit Teller, Burberry, and Bamberger’s. At age 50, he made a career change and joined Merrill Lynch as a financial advisor in their private client area. He was at Merrill Lynch for 20 years before moving to UBS, from which he retired in 2017. He had a lifelong passion for sailing and was an active member of the Holmes Hole Sailing Association and Vineyard Haven Yacht Club. He sailed his boat, “At Last,” around the Vineyard and enjoyed recounting to his family stories about his racing wins. He is survived by his wife, Donna; three daughters and sons-in-law; five granddaughters; and two brothers and their families.

 

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Melvyn Blake ’61, of Providence; May 23. He was dedicated to his family and friends, and was active in many philanthropic, educational, and social organizations. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; two daughters and sons-in-laws; four grandchildren; a sister; and a brother.

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Jean Memmott Phinney ’60, of Beverly, Mass.; June 10. She was a real estate agent at Barbara Goldberg Real Estate Agency and then worked for many years at Bostik, a Division of USM in Middleton, retiring after many years and having served as the executive assistant of the company president. In 1966, she was a contestant on Jeopardy! and placed second. She enjoyed playing golf, traveling to Europe, and cruising the Caribbean. She is survived by two daughters, two sons-in-law, and two grandchildren.

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Stephen E. Mintz ’60, of Larchmont, N.Y.; June 7. He was employed as a systems analyst for New York State and was a former chairman of the Vocational Advisory Committee at Hudson Valley Community College. He was president of the Y-Knot Sailing Organization from 2007 to 2009 and was an amateur radio enthusiast. He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, a son and daughter-in-law, a stepdaughter, two grandchildren, and a sister, Joan Mintz Parlin ’59.

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Frank T. Hayes ’60, of Washington, Utah; Jan. 12. After beginning his engineering career in the Boston area, he married, started a family, and relocated to Northern Vermont. A decade later he and his family moved to Southern California, where they remained until moving to Utah to enjoy retirement. He had a successful career in the aerospace industry. He was a design and engineering manager and later was a technical director for some innovative companies. While back on the East Coast, he trained as an EMT with his wife and helped launch a volunteer rescue squad. He was a coach and athlete and enjoyed participating in many individual sports over the years, including skiing, skating, hiking, swimming, waterskiing, scuba diving, table tennis, and racquetball. Later in life, he competed in the Senior Olympics. He found focus and peace of mind by playing music and practicing Kung Fu and Tai Chi. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; a daughter; two sons; grandchildren; and a brother.

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Pete Ross ’59, of Sarasota, Fla.; May 7. He served in the U.S. Navy and then worked as a corporate salesman in Minnesota before relocating to Sarasota in 1973, where he was the founder of many successful small businesses. He volunteered with several organizations, including Meals on Wheels, and was a member of the Kiwanis Club. He was an avid boater and enjoyed traveling. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; two children and their spouses; four grandchildren; a brother; and several nieces and nephews.

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Jacqueline Jones ’59, ’63 MAT, of Wethersfield, Conn.; May 23, 2020, of cancer. In addition to her Brown degrees, she received a master’s degree in French and French Studies from Sorbonne University in 1973. She began her teaching career at Lincoln School in Providence, later relocating to Greater Hartford, where she taught Spanish in the Wethersfield public school system elementary and middle school levels before joining the faculty of Wethersfield High School in 1968. In 1985, the school system recognized her dedication and commitment to instructing, inspiring, and guiding her students by naming her Teacher of the Year. She retired in 1998 but her passion for teaching led her to resume her career a few months later at Central Connecticut State University, where she held an adjunct professorship before finally retiring in 2005. In retirement, she remained engaged with Spanish and French conversation groups at West Hartford Senior Center. She regularly attended events at Alliance Française de Hartford and the Town and Country Club, where as a member she helped organize book readings and art shows. She was a volunteer at the Wethersfield Historical Society and sat on the board of the Brown Club of North-Central Connecticut. She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

 

Related classes:
Class of 1959, GS Class of 1963
Oct, 2021
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Karin Scott Gunn Gale ’59, of Gloucester, Mass.; June 5, of ovarian cancer. She worked as a computer programmer at IBM, the American Medical Assoc., BankBoston, and Gorton’s of Gloucester. She was an active community member and served in the Junior League of Boston, was a docent at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, was past president of the Gloucester Garden Club, was a member of the Annisquam Yacht Club and Annisquam Sewing Circle, and was a choir member in the Annisquam Village Church. She is survived by two daughters, including Catherine Gunn ’88; a son-in-law; and a granddaughter.

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James V. Thomas ’58, of Middleborough, Mass.; May 25. In addition to Brown, he attended the Aetna Insurance School in Hartford, Conn., and Northeast Broadcast School in Boston. After his military service, he was honorably discharged in 1962 and for many years worked as a licensed broker in the insurance agency established by his father. He also worked as a machine operator for Ocean Spray and a shipper/receiver for Talbots. He was active in his community and served in several elected positions during his lifetime, including deacon of Central Congregational Church and two terms as town moderator. In the late 1970s, he cofounded and published The Nemasket River Journal, whose opinion pages espoused his beliefs of a free press, the power of the individual, transparency, and accountability. He was an accomplished bridge player who attained a Life Master designation from the American Contract Bridge League. He also enjoyed reading and sports, was an aficionado of the Great American Songbook, and was an amateur musician who participated in local musical reviews. He was the original bass drummer for the Middleborough Chowder & Marching Society. He is survived by his wife, Priscilla; a daughter and son-in-law; two sons; a daughter-in-law; three grandchildren; a sister; and nieces and nephews.

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Henry Meade Summers ’58, of Saint Louis, Mo.; May 26, of a heart attack after a long illness. After Brown he went on to graduate from the University of Michigan Law School and started practicing law at the former Thompson Mitchell firm. He was involved in the area of historic preservation. He was an officer of the board of trustees of Landmarks Association of St. Louis and served as its president in the 1970s. He funded The H. Meade Summers Jr. Award for Lifetime Contribution for Historic Preservation and additionally served on the board of trustees of the Missouri Historical Society and the Missouri History Museum in the 1980s and was chairman of the Missouri State Bicentennial Commission. He enjoyed singing and was a former member of Brown’s Jabberwocks. He is survived by a daughter, a son, and six grandchildren.

 

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Edwin A. Levy ’58, of Boca Raton, Fla., formerly of New York City; May 28. He was a businessman, investor, and philanthropist, and the cofounder of Levy, Harkins & Co., Inc., an investment advisory firm started in 1979, where he served as chairman of the board. For 20 years prior, he worked at Bear, Stearns & Co., becoming a general partner in 1971. He joined the Michael J. Fox Foundation’s board of directors in 2002. An avid golfer, he channeled his passion for the sport as the creator of the Michael J. Fox Foundation’s annual golf fundraiser “Breaking PARkinson’s.” He was also involved with Bound for College, a local Florida charity providing college-readiness resources to disadvantaged students. He is survived by his wife, Carolyne; two sons and daughters-in-law; three grandchildren; a sister; a brother; and several nieces and nephews. 

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Thomas C. Jones ’58, of Palm City, Fla.; Aug. 12, 2020. Following his service in the U.S. Navy, he earned an MBA at Harvard Business School followed by a career in marketing and management consulting, eventually forming his own firm, Tom Jones and Company, which he led until his retirement. In later years, he and his second wife, Erna Bazlen Jones, moved to a farm in Whiting, Vt., where he continued his love of the outdoors, sports, and travel, until eventually settling in Florida. He ran in both the New York City and Boston marathons. A longtime lover of the opera, he spent many years on the board of the Opera Company of Middlebury, Vt. He is survived by his wife, Erna; three children and their spouses, including son Michael ’85; two stepchildren and their spouses; four grandchildren; and many nephews.

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Kevit R. Cook ’58, of Palm Beach, Fla.; Apr. 28. He was an avid sportsman and member of the Northeast Harbor Tennis Club. He is survived by his wife, Gail; two daughters, including Cecily Cook ’85; and three grandchildren.

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Jack Coffin Jr. ’58, of Sebring, Fla.; June 23. His education at Brown was interrupted by military service in Korea in 1953-1954, after which he resumed his studies and was a member of the football team. After graduating, he was employed with Procter & Gamble for 35 years and later became the owner of Pilgrim Stables at Pompano Park in Pompano Beach, Fla., where he enjoyed participation in harness racing. He was a communicant and Vestry member of St. Matthews Parish in Jamestown, R.I. for many years and became a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #4300 in Sebring. He enjoyed golf, cooking authentic Chinese dishes, watching sports with his sons, and movies with his daughter. He was an avid fan and collector of all things John Wayne. He is survived by three children, two grandsons, a great-grandson, a sister, and a brother.

 

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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
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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.

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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.

Oct, 2021
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Robert A. Watts ’56, of Yardley, Pa.; May 13. He owned and operated three businesses during his career: manufacturing company Sherwatt Wire Cloth Co., Allen Products importing company, and Murray Street Associates real estate. A member of Brown’s ROTC, he served two years as a lieutenant JG in the U.S. Navy with active deployments. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte; two daughters, including Sandra Watts-Courtney ’90; son John ’84; a daughter-in-law; two sons-in-law; and four grandchildren.

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Henri E. LeBlond ’56, of Pawtucket, R.I.; Oct. 22, 2020. He was a retired teacher from the East Providence School Department. He was a life member and past president of the LeFoyer Club in Pawtucket and past president of the American-French Genealogical Society in Woonsocket, R.I. He enjoyed reading, writing, and studying genealogy. He is survived by two sons and three grandchildren.

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James B. Greer ’56, of Wellington and Vero Beach, Fla.; June 2. He had a long successful career in banking beginning with a position at Harvard Trust in the early 1960s, eventually holding the position of president of Chase Bank of Florida and later founder of Cypress Trust Company. He was a pitcher in college, an avid tennis player, and remained involved with both sports over the years by coaching his three sons in Little League, playing softball, and becoming a certified tennis umpire. He was involved in charitable work that included the Rehabilitation Center for Children and Adults in Palm Beach, Indian River Community Hospital, the Community Foundation of Palm Beach, the 19th Hole Club, and the Boys and Girls Clubs. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and he is survived by three sons, including Jeffrey ’86; two daughters-in-law; and a granddaughter.

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Richard A. Gallotta ’56, of Southport, N.C.; June 17, of heart disease. He earned a master’s degree in national security strategy from the Naval War College. From 1956 to 1984 he served in the U.S. Navy as a cryptologist and Russian linguist. Highlights of his naval career included commanding an intelligence unit in Karamursel, Turkey; submarine deployments to the Barents Sea intercepting Soviet communications; service in Saigon during the Vietnam War; and military assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Affairs. He retired in 1984 with the rank of captain. Following his career in the Navy, he began a second career involving deep sea research and marine science. As part of this work, he had the opportunity to ride a submersible to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. He retired for a second time in 1998. In 2019 he published an autobiography entitled What Manner of Man Is This. He is survived by his wife, Kay; two sons; three stepchildren; 16 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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Thomas E. Favero ’56, of Brentwood, Calif.; May 1. He spent a year at Brown before being drafted into the U.S. Army. Following his military service, he transferred to Arizona State University and was a physical education teacher and coach. After college he married and began a 36-year career as an educator and coach. He retired in 1994 and was proud to be the recipient of the 1993 Coach of the Year award. He is survived by his wife, Wendy; a daughter; two sons; a daughter-in-law; a son-in-law; and six grandchildren.

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Edwin L. Bevins ’56, of Wells, Me.; Mar. 12. He taught at Leland & Gray Union High School in Townshend, Vt., for 22 years before moving to Wells. He enjoyed reading, baking, and traveling with his wife, visiting 49 states. He is survived by his wife, Janet; a daughter and son-in-law; three sons; two daughters-in-law; two grandchildren; and a sister.

Oct, 2021
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Richard M. Coveney ’55, of East Falmouth, Mass.; Apr. 30. After graduating from Harvard Business School, he began his professional career at Procter & Gamble, moved on to PepsiCo, and eventually founded Leasing Services, Inc., in Boston. He retired early from a successful career and eventually settled in Falmouth. His happiest days included sailing the coast of New England with his children, going on walking tours in the Adirondacks, and spending time on the Cape Cod seashore. He is survived by his companion, Margaret R. Steele; three children; and three grandchildren.

 

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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.

Related classes:
Class of 1954, GS Class of 1959
Oct, 2021
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John W. Melone ’54, of Stow, Mass.; May 4. He worked in the oil fields of Texas before returning to Massachusetts to build J. (Joseph) Melone and Sons construction company. While at Brown he was a member of the football and crew teams. He enjoyed being around people and family and especially enjoyed listening to their stories. He is survived by his wife, Marcia; 11 children and their spouses; 30 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister; and a brother.

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George Wallerstein ’51, of Seattle; May 13. He partook in Brown’s Naval ROTC and served as a junior officer on a ship during the Korean War. He did graduate work at the California Institute of Technology and later joined the faculty at UC Berkeley. In 1965, the University of Washington invited him to be the chair of the astronomy department, a position that he occupied until 1980. In the early 1970s he was instrumental in obtaining funding for a research telescope on Manastash Ridge, which still operates today. Over the years, he conducted research at many institutions and observatories, including the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics, Los Alamos National Laboratory, the University of Munich, and Uppsala University. In 2000, he was awarded the American Astronomical Society’s Henry Norris Russell Prize for a lifetime of distinguished research. He was also elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and received an honorary degree from Tougaloo College. He spent three months on the Greenland Ice Cap and a summer doing research on glaciers in Alaska. He enjoyed meteorology and taught a basic meteorology course at UW, where he won the weather prediction contest in the UW Department of Atmospheric Sciences several times. He was a distinguished mountaineer with many first ascents in California, Alaska, and Greenland. A longtime member of the American and Canadian mountain clubs, he was honored as a Pioneer of St. Elias. He supported organizations such as the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the United Negro College Fund, Tougaloo College, Morehouse College, Planned Parenthood, and the Nature Conservancy. He is survived by his wife, Julie Lutz; two stepdaughters and their spouses; a sister; six step-grandchildren, including Emile Blouin ’16; a niece; and three nephews.

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Elenore Jean Macphail Weber ’54, of Brunswick, Me.; Jan. 28. She began her career in the museum field in Kentucky as the director of the Louisville Junior Art Gallery. She went on to have a long career as a museum director at the helm of diverse museums and historic sites, including Parrish Art Museum, Rochester Museum and Science Center, Wisconsin Historical Society, Maine Maritime Museum, University of Maine Museum of Art, the Nantucket Historical Association, and various museums in New Mexico. During the 1970s, she was an associate professor at Southampton College (now Stony Brook Univ.) teaching art history and museum studies. In 1972, she was the only woman delegate for the first Sino-American Arts Exchange to China. In addition, she was president of the New England Museum Assoc., codirector of the Museum Management Institute at UC Berkeley, trustee of the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, a member of the Museum Studies Committee at Tufts Univ., and on the advisory board of the Maine Crafts Assoc. In later years she continued her involvement with museums serving as a board member and volunteer at the Cultural Alliance of Maine, Hudson Museum, Abbe Museum, and the Sir Andrew Macphail Foundation. She earned numerous awards over the length of her career, including a 2012 Merit Award from the Community Museums Association of Prince Edward Island. She was proud to be a trustee emerita at Brown and is survived by three daughters and their spouses and children.

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Jon W. Fay ’54, of Newtown Square, Pa.; Feb. 3. While at Brown, he was a member of the football, lacrosse, and wrestling teams. Upon graduation he joined the U.S. Marine Corps, and once his military service was completed, he earned a degree in metallurgy from the University of Pittsburgh. His career took him to many places across the country before settling in Pennsylvania, where he started his own business that he ran for five years before merging with BenTech. He remained with BenTech for 35 years before retiring. He was always an athlete and competitor, playing golf, tennis, squash, bocce, and cards. He also enjoyed reading and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Inger; three children and their spouses; seven grandchildren; and two brothers.

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Susan Sperry Burns ’54, of Manchester, N.H.; May 7, after years battling Alzheimer’s disease. She was the owner and operator of New England Antiquities, specializing in early American pressed glass. She was also an avid knitter who learned to spin and dye all kinds of fiber to make her own yarn. She was an active member of the New Hampshire Knitters and Dyers Guild for many years and she enjoyed refurbishing old spinning wheels and selling them at sheep and wool festivals. She is survived by her husband, William; a daughter; a son and daughter-in-law; two granddaughters; and nine nieces and nephews.

 

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Charles W. Merriam III ’53, of Webster, N.Y.; Aug. 16, 2020, from vascular dementia. After earning a master’s degree at MIT in 1958, he moved to New York to work for General Electric. He became a professor of electrical engineering at Cornell University in 1964 and taught there until 1971. He later moved his family to Brighton, N.Y., to serve as chair of the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Rochester. He was chair for more than a decade and thereafter remained a professor. He served on several university committees and authored engineering textbooks. He retired from the University of Rochester in 2001 at the age of 70 and studied music at Eastman Community Music School and sang with the New Horizons Choir in the Rochester area. He was a fellow in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. A varsity soccer player at Brown, he was a team captain and named an Honorable Mention All American his junior and senior years. He was inducted into the Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society in 1953. He enjoyed traveling with his wife and spending time with his family at their summer cottage in Southwest Harbor, Me. There he learned to sail, pursued his passion for photography, and took up wooden bird carving. In addition, he played golf and won several senior golf tournaments. In 2014, after his wife’s passing and early-stage dementia, he moved to a nursing home in Webster. He is survived by a daughter; son Stephen ’79; a daughter-in-law; three grandchildren; and a stepsister. 

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Mary Small Hughes ’53, ’64 AM, of Lewisport, Ky.; May 16. She and her husband moved to Detroit in 1964 and she worked as an academic advisor at Wayne State University and volunteered at the Detroit Institute of Art. She later moved to Lewisport to care for her ill sister. She contributed to countless charities and enjoyed animals, reading, and listening to classical music. She is survived by her friend Sherry Snyder.

Related classes:
Class of 1953, GS Class of 1964
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Alfred E. Darby Jr. ’53, of Rehoboth, Mass.; Apr. 7. He was a retired child psychiatrist. He practiced privately in Fall River and Taunton, Mass. He is survived by his wife, Edith; four children; and a grandson.

Oct, 2021
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Mary Atwood Massie Crosson ’53, of Newport Beach, Calif., formerly of Camarillo, Calif.; Apr. 30, after a brief illness. After graduation she married and lived in Camarillo. Following the passing of her husband, she remarried and lived in Newport Beach, where she was an active golfer, tennis player and duplicate bridge player. She is survived by three children and five grandchildren.

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Dorothy Santin Atkinson ’53, of Mystic, Conn.; June 12. She developed an interest in social service work that evolved into a role as president of the Groton Auxiliary of Child and Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut. Continuously active in community affairs, she volunteered as a buyer in the lobby shop of the Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in New London, served as president of the Lawrence + Memorial Auxiliary from 1996 to 1998, and was a member of the corporation of the hospital from 1998 to 2008. She was a member of the Immunization Committee of the City of New London Health Department, chair of the Connecticut Hospital Association Auxiliary, and was a board member and vice president of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra. An avid gardener throughout her lifetime, she was president of both the North Stonington Garden Club and the Trillium Garden Club in Groton. She enjoyed traveling and is survived by two daughters, a son, a son-in-law, and three grandchildren.

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Douglass E. Randlett ’52, of Oklahoma City, Okla., formerly of Albany, N.Y., and Milton, Mass.; Mar. 25. His career in the warehousing industry took his family to Albany in 1961. After retiring, he moved to Milton to care for his parents and eventually moved to Oklahoma City in 2019. He served in the U.S. Navy in Japan. He is survived by daughter Karen Randlett Delaney ’78 and two grandchildren.

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David L. Good ’52, of Bethesda, Md.; May 28. He received law degrees from the University of Virginia Law School (1955) and from Georgetown University Law School (1961). He served in the U.S. Army’s Munich office in counter intelligence and later worked in the Tax Ruling Division of the Internal Revenue Service from 1959 to 1974. He also worked two years as a tax law specialist in the Exempt Organization Branch and spent the remainder of his career in the Reorganization Branch. After 1974, and for the next 40 years, he was a partner in several law firms until his retirement. He had many interests outside the law, including gourmet cooking, hiking, canoeing, bicycling, mountain climbing, and traveling. He traveled with his wife on cruises to Antarctica and South Africa. He is survived by his wife, Jane; son John ’87 and his spouse; four stepchildren, including Pamela Thiessen Weiman ’90, Robert Weiman ’91, and Cara S. Joseph Weiman ’92; four grandchildren; and 11 step-grandchildren. 

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Thomas P. Dimeo ’52, of Providence and Naples, Fla.; May 18. Following graduation and Navy service, he began his career at Dimeo Construction Company, the family business his father founded in 1930. Under his leadership the company grew into one of the largest firms in New England focused on large commercial construction projects, including Boston City Hospital, Independence Wharf in Boston, Women & Infants Hospital in Providence, the Providence Civic Center, and projects at Yale, Harvard, and Brown. In addition, he founded Dimeo Properties, a real estate firm now run by his son. He was instrumental in the evolution of Chapman Equipment Co. (a Dimeo subsidiary) into one of the region’s leading providers of aerial lifts. He was generous with his time and resources and served on numerous boards, including Veterans Memorial Auditorium Foundation, the United Way of Southeastern New England, Rhode Island Hospital, the Providence Public Library, the Rhode Island Philharmonic, the Rhode Island Zoological Society, and Greater Providence YMCA. He was active in Brown organizations as well, including the Brown Sports Foundation, the Brown Navy Club, and the President’s Leadership Council, as well as being a Brown alumni service volunteer. He was a member of Delta Upsilon and of several local clubs and enjoyed the Rhode Island beaches, sailing, playing golf, and skiing in New Hampshire and Vermont with family. He is survived by his wife, Sandy; two daughters; two sons, including Paul ’83; two daughters-in-law; a son-in-law; and six grandchildren.

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Arthur Dallon ’52, of Lawrence, Mass.; Mar. 29, 2020, from declining health and dementia. He was an engineer at Textron (formerly AVCO) until his retirement in 1989. He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Japan during most of his service. He was past president of the Institute of Environmental Sciences and for many years was an active member of the Tower Hill Neighborhood Association, the Lawrence History Center and Lawrence Heritage State Park, as well as the Friends of the Lawrence Public Library. He was interested in genealogy and was also a member and past master ofJohn Hancock Lodge, AF & AM of Methuen. He is survived by four children, six grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

 

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Priscilla Wilder Andre ’52, of Northbrook, Ill.; Mar. 6. After graduating, she worked at Kearfott Co. in New Jersey, where she met her husband. They married in 1956, later relocating to Wilmette in 1966. She obtained a master’s degree in Library Science at Rosary College and began a 26-year career at Northwestern University. Upon retirement, she and her husband enjoyed traveling and spending time at their cottage in Wisconsin until his death. She is survived by two sons, three granddaughters, and a sister.

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George E. Hall ’51, of Troy, Mich.; Apr. 24. He was an industrial product salesman for Brown & Sharpe until 1959 and then worked for the Chas. A. Strelinger Company as field sales manager, general manager, vice president of sales, and vice president of marketing before retiring in 1991. He was president and keynote speaker of Central States Industrial Distribution Association Convention in 1984 and a member of Hall Industries board of directors for 23 years. He served on the Eastern Michigan University Industrial Distribution Council along with serving on several of the manufacturing company advisory councils. He was a lifetime member of the Grand Lodge Masons of Michigan. He was an avid golfer and member of Western Golf and Country Club for 25 years. He considered it a privilege to have played Pebble Beach and Cypress Point (twice) on the Monterey Peninsula (Calif.) and also to have attended the Masters in 1974. He is survived by his wife, Yvonne; three children; and five grandchildren.

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John “Jack” Clark ’51, of Springfield, Mass.; June 30. Prior to his retirement in 1990, he was director of policy issues at MassMutual, where he had a 36-year career. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a faithful member of Trinity United Methodist Church for 57 years and proud of his lineage dating back to his late uncle, the Hon. Hughes Wagner, who presided as pastor for three decades. An avid sports fan, he was dedicated to his favorite Boston teams: the Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, and Bruins. As a golf enthusiast, he enjoyed playing the game into his 90s. He is survived by three sons; two daughters-in-law; brother Albert ’58 and his wife; several nieces; and a nephew. 

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Mary J. Mycek ’48, of Shelton, Conn.; June 2. She received a PhD in 1955 in biochemistry from Yale. After spending two years as a postdoctoral fellow at Rockefeller University in New York City, she took a position at the New York State Psychiatric Institute of Columbia University. It was there that she was instrumental in identifying the enzyme transglutaminase and characterized the reaction it catalyzed. In 1961, she accepted a position in the department of pharmacology at what was then Seton Hall College of Medicine and Dentistry and later became the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She rose to the rank of professor and, after retiring in 1991, continued in an adjunct capacity for 13 years. Her research centered on the mechanism of tolerance to barbiturates in the brain. She authored many publications, among them three editions of Lippincott’s review text, Pharmacology. She served on several study sections at the National Institutes of Health and chaired the Committee on Pharmacological Sciences in 1980-82. In addition, she was the secretary of the Biochemical Pharmacology Discussion Group at the New York Academy of Sciences from 1961-71. She was an emeritus member of Sigma Xi, the American Chemical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, and the American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, where she chaired its subcommittee on women in pharmacology. In 1994, she was presented with the Outstanding Woman in Science Award from the Metropolitan Chapter of the American Women in Science in New York City. She enjoyed her association with the Derby Historical Society, where she was a life member, serving on its board of directors and editing its newsletter for 10 years. The Society honored her with its Dorothy Larson Award in 2004. Her interests in history led to a collaboration in writing a booklet about Ebenezer Bassett, a Derby man who was the first Black man to serve as a United States ambassador. In 2010, the Ebenezer Bassett booklet received the Award of Merit from the Connecticut League of History Organizations. She volunteered in the cardiac rehabilitation unit at Griffin Hospital, in the vertebrate paleontology section of the Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale, and with Recording for the Blind in New Haven. She is survived by many cousins.

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William Revkin ’50, of Branford, Conn.; Apr. 15. After serving in the U.S. Merchant Marines and graduating from Brown, he joined the family business, Bond Furniture. He and his wife lived in Stuart, Fla., for a number of years, where they volunteered at St. Lucie Sailing Center before returning to Connecticut to avoid hurricanes and be closer to their children. A talented artist, woodworker, and craftsman, he built scale models of tall ships and took up sewing in order to repair sails and make sail covers over the years. He was an active member of the East Greenwich Yacht Club and his involvement and volunteer work on race committees earned him a lifetime membership. In retirement he helped stranded boaters as a licensed Sea Tow boat operator. He is survived by daughter Diana Revkin ’83; sons Andrew ’78 and Jim ’81 MD; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Oct, 2021
50

Ruth Maldavir Greenberg ’50, of Coventry, R.I.; Mar. 24. She was a homemaker who enjoyed traveling, socializing, cooking, knitting, and solving Sudoku and crossword puzzles. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, a son and daughter-in-law, five grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

Oct, 2021
50

Ralph H. Foster Jr. ’50, of Trumbull, Conn.; Apr. 12. He had a career in telecommunications and was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran. He is survived by a daughter, two sons-in-law, and four grandchildren.

Oct, 2021
50

Dorothy Baker Feld ’50, of Bloomington, Ind., formerly of New Haven, Conn.; Feb. 18. She attended Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School in Boston and then worked at MIT on the Manhattan Atomic Bomb project during the last years of World War II. After other secretarial positions in Chicago, she decided to further her education by attending Brown. Post Brown, she moved to New Haven and, after receiving a master’s in education from Southern Connecticut University, spent the next 25 years as an elementary school teacher. She moved to a retirement community in Bloomington in 2010. She belonged to Old Stone Church in New Haven and was honored in 2013 as a 50-year member. She supported a wide range of causes and organizations, including Amnesty International, Planned Parenthood, and the United Negro College Fund. She was an avid women’s basketball fan and enjoyed playing card games and solving puzzles. Phi Beta Kappa. She is survived by a daughter, a niece, and nephew Craig M. Warren ’69. 

Oct, 2021
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Barbara Ammon Parker ’48, of Lenox, Mass.; May 10. She was a librarian at Mount Wachusett Community College for many years before taking a position as a librarian at UMass Amherst in 1982. After retiring, she moved to Vermont and traveled extensively. When she was no longer able to maintain that property, she moved to Kimball Farms independent living in Lenox and stayed active organizing their library. She enjoyed sewing, beekeeping, and gardening and is survived by two sons.

Oct, 2021
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Elaine Jensen Kuhrt ’48, of Cheshire, Conn., formerly of Simsbury, Conn.; May 18. In March 1976, she and her husband conducted their first church service in their living room with 24 people in attendance. This was the start of the Valley Community Baptist Church in Avon, now in its 45th year of service. She held several titles, including church choir director. She enjoyed volunteering in many capacities and traveling. She is survived by four children and their spouses, 13 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.

Oct, 2021
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Barbara Canning Klimm ’48, of Hyannis, Mass.; May 24. She worked many years in the Barnstable School system and served as an elected Barnstable Town Meeting member. She also volunteered at the Hyannis Public Library. She enjoyed gardening, reading, knitting, and classical music. She is survived by five children and their spouses, nine grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

Oct, 2021
47

Albert T. Owens ’47, of Albuquerque; Apr. 7. He served as an officer in the Navy for 11 years on destroyers. Following the Navy, he received a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California. He joined Hughes Aircraft as a telemetry engineer and eventually became program manager of communication satellites in the company’s space systems division. He retired in 1988. He is survived by a son, a sister, and several nieces and nephews.

Oct, 2021
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Marian Rupp Roecker ’46, of Buffalo, N.Y., formerly of Geneseo, N.Y.; June 27. She was an occupational therapist in Rochester and Mount Morris before retiring in 1982. She enjoyed traveling, gardening, playing bridge and golf, and was a lifelong member of the Geneseo United Methodist Church. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, and a sister.

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John H. Dolan ’46, of Delray Beach, Fla.; June 13, of congestive heart failure. After serving in the Navy and graduating from Brown, he worked as an executive for the Grace Line steamship business in Santiago, Chile, where he met his wife. They married and moved to Long Island, N.Y., where he worked for Moore McCormack and Norwegian Caribbean cruise lines. In his 50s he changed careers and worked at Merrill Lynch. After retiring, he volunteered with the Peace Corps in Guatemala. He later moved to Delray Beach and traveled the world. He enjoyed gardening and watching Jeopardy! He is survived by three children, including son Rod ’74; a grandson; a sister; and several nieces and nephews.

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