Obituaries

Jan, 2020
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Bye, Felicia
Suzanne Whang ’86 ScM found the humor in everything, even if it killed her
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Suzanne Whang ’86 ScM photo doing standup comedy
Jan, 2020
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R. Douglas Cope, of Woonsocket, R.I.; Oct. 6. He taught at the University of Oregon and the University of Miami before arriving at
Brown in 1988. He was taught courses on colonial Latin America, the early modern Atlantic world, Mexico, and Guatemala. His book The Limits of Racial Domination:
Plebeian Society in Colonial Mexico City,1660-1720
, received honorable mention forthe Herbert E. Bolton Prize for the best book in Latin American Studies. He was also a recipient of the William G. McLoughlin Award for Teaching Excellence in the Social Sciences from Brown. He spoke several languages and enjoyed baseball, music, reading and traveling. He is survived by three sisters, brothers-in-law and several nieces and nephews.

Jan, 2020
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Pierre Perrolle ’75 PhD, of Takoma Park, Md.; Aug. 27, after a long illness.  The majority of his career was spent in the senior executive service with the National Science Foundation. He held assignments at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and at the U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Beijing. In retirement he volunteered with Historic Takoma. He enjoyed traveling. He is survived by his wife, Lois; daughter Jeanette Offenbacher ’90; a son; and four grandchildren.

 

Jan, 2020
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David M. Goodblatt ’72 PhD, of La Jolla, Calif.; Sept. 25, in a pedestrian accident. He taught at the University of Haifa in Israel and the University of Maryland before moving to an endowed chair in Judaic Studies at UC San Diego, where he spent the remainder of his career. He retired in 2017.  His books include Rabbinic Instruction in Sasanian Babylonia, The Monarchic Principle: Studies in Jewish Self-Government in Antiquity, and Elements of Ancient Jewish Nationalism. He also made important contributions to the Cambridge History of Judaism and wrote numerous articles. He was an elected member of the American Academy for Jewish Research. He is survived by his wife, Sasona; three children; a granddaughter; and a brother.

 

Jan, 2020
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Renata M. Sharan-Olearchyk ’68 AM, of Cherry Hill, N.J.; Sept. 14. She was a professor of sociology at Marywood College in Scranton, Pa. After marrying, she moved several times before settling in Cherry Hill, where she assisted her husband’s growing medical practice. She was proud of her Ukrainian heritage and became a member of the CYM (Ukrainian Youth Assoc.). She taught at the Ukrainian School in Jenkintown, Pa., and worked as an instructor at CYM summer camps for many years. She enjoyed trips back to her ancestral homeland and taking care of her family members. She is survived by her husband, Andrew Olearchyk; three children and their spouses; and 10 grandchildren.
 

 

Jan, 2020
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James B. Jamieson ’66 PhD, of San Luis Obispo, Calif.; Sept. 18. He began working at Pitzer College as an associate professor in 1968 and left in 1983 as vice president to serve as vice president of Claremont McKenna College. He held that position until 1987. After moving to San Luis Obispo, he became the executive director for the Performing Arts Center at Cal Poly, where he was instrumental in raising funds to build a performing arts center on the Cal Poly University campus. He retired in 1995. He enjoyed restoring automobiles, playing tennis, writing humorous short stories, and fishing. He is survived by his wife, Perry; two sons; two grandsons; four step-granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews.
 

 

Jan, 2020
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Norma Cassell Thomas ’64 MAT, of West Richland, Wash.; Aug. 18, after a long battle with dementia. She enjoyed a variety of jobs throughout her life, including teaching high school math, selling real estate, doing taxes, and secretarial work at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. She also enjoyed knitting, quilting, reading, and bird watching. Along with her husband, she traveled to various locations to view interesting birds and various cultures and environments. She is survived by her husband, Montcalm Thomas ’66 PhD; a daughter; two grandsons; a sister; a brother; and several nieces and nephews.
 

 

Jan, 2020
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Richard H. Robillard ’63 PhD, of Boucherville, Quebec, Canada; Aug. 29. For 30 years he was a professor of American Literature at the University of Montreal. Following his retirement, he pursued his interest in the study of Biblical Greek and Latin to more fully analyze the translations and interpretations of the New Testament. He enjoyed hiking, mountain biking, skiing, and playing cribbage. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; three children; and two grandchildren.

 

Jan, 2020
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Earl G. Alexander ’63 PhD, of Amarillo, Tex.; Aug. 28. He joined the technical staff of Texas Instruments in Dallas, where he was employed in the area of research and development in semiconductor devices. In 1975, he and his family moved to Hawaii and became involved in Youth with a Mission. That was followed with a move to Texas in 1978, where he was employed by Arrowhead Mills, a whole foods company. In 1984, he returned to Youth with a Mission and moved to Guatemala, Central America. There he directed a bilingual school of evangelism and oversaw a mercy ministries team. In 1988, he returned to Texas and worked for General Dynamics until his retirement in 2003. He enjoyed singing in the Schola Cantorum of Texas chorus. He also enjoyed gardening and became a certified master gardener and was a member of both the Tarrant County and Randall County master gardeners associations. He is survived by his wife, Olive Jeanfreau Alexander ’60; a daughter and son-in-law; a son and daughter-in-law; 10 grandchildren; a sister; and several nieces and nephews.   

 

Jan, 2020
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Chuan “Tony” Chen ’60 PhD, of Tucson, Ariz.; Aug. 17. He worked at Hydronautics, Inc. in Laurel, Md., before embarking on a 50-year academic career. He spent 17 years at Rutgers University, where he was chairman of the department of mechanical & aerospace engineering. In the summer of 1968, he was a fellow at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif.  In 1980 he moved to Tucson and was head of the department of aerospace and mechanical engineering at the University of Arizona from 1980 to 1989. He became professor emeritus in 2002. He was an internationally recognized scientist in fluid dynamics; he published numerous scientific articles; he gave several seminars and lectures at universities and institutions across North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia; and he chaired multiple national and international conferences. He was a senior visiting fellow at the University of Cambridge, England; a visiting fellow at Australian National University; a visiting scientist at the Institut für Angewandte in Germany; and director of the Fluid Dynamics and Hydraulics Program at the National Science Foundation in Washington, D.C. He enjoyed building model ships and planes with his sons, hiking, swimming, listening to classical music, and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Frances; three sons; seven grandchildren; and two sisters.

 

Jan, 2020
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Irwin H. Polishook ’58 AM, of Teaneck, N.J.; Sept. 15. He began his teaching career at Hunter College in September 1961 and continued at Lehman College. He authored numerous articles and published two books: Roger Williams, John Cotton, and Religious Freedom: A Controversy in New and Old England and Rhode Island and the Union 1774-1795. He cofounded the Professional Staff Congress, the faculty union for CUNY, and served as its president from 1976 to 2000. He was a vice president of the American Federation of Teachers, chair for the AFT Higher Education Program and Policy Council, member of the executive committee and board of directors of the New York State United Teachers, and an officer of the American Association of University Professors. He was also an active member and former trustee of Temple Emeth in Teaneck. He is survived by his wife, Sheila; son Lewis ’92; a daughter-in-law; and two granddaughters.

 

Jan, 2020
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Kurt Mueller-Vollmer ’55 AM, of Stanford, Calif.; Aug. 3. He was a Stanford University professor emeritus of German studies and humanities. He retired in 1995 and continued to publish, advise students, give lectures, and hold seminars. He also held guest professorships, seminars, and lectures at various American and German universities, including UC Berkeley and the University of Goettingen, Germany. He was the recipient of the 2000 Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany and the 2007 Wilhelm-von-Humboldt Foundation Award. He is survived by his wife, Patricia, and two sons.

 

Jan, 2020
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John G. Mavroides ’51 ScM, ’53 PhD, of Okeechobee, Fla., formerly of Lexington, Mass.; Oct. 3. Before attending Brown, he  served in the U.S. Navy, followed by a position at the U.S. Navy underwater sound laboratory in New London, Conn. as project engineer in the development of electro-acoustical devices for the detection of submarines and in the development of an underwater telephone. After graduating from Brown, he joined the research staff at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, where he spent 32 years doing research on solid state materials. He published more than 50 articles and presented his work at numerous conferences and lectures, both nationally and internationally. He was a founding member of the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Lexington and served on the first parish council. He is survived by two sons and their spouses, nine grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
 

 

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Alexander J. Jacobs ’12, of Dana Point, Calif.; Aug. 21. At the time of his death, he was three weeks shy of completing the Luthier Program at the Musicians Institute of Hollywood. He worked providing in-home behavioral therapy to autistic children before changing his career path. He is survived by his parents and numerous family members.

 

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Robert J. Greer ’92, ’96 MD, of LaGrange, Ga.; Oct. 7, after a lengthy battle with cancer. He began his medical practice at St. Luke’s Hospital in Missouri. In 2006 he moved his family to LaGrange and continued to practice neurology until his health would no longer allow him to continue. He is survived by his wife, Liz; a daughter; a son; his mother; and two sisters.
 

 

Related classes:
Class of 1992, MD Class of 1996
Jan, 2020
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David L. Swanson ’89, of Durham, N.C.; Sept. 2, of cardiac arrest while hiking Roan Mountain. He hiked the Pacific Crest Trail and trails around the country and the world. For the past 25 years he worked as an investment advisor with his father. He worked to improve health care in developing countries, especially in Africa, and he fought for racial and economic justice. He enjoyed writing prose and poetry and songs and also spending time with family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Sally; two children; his father; a sister; two brothers; and nieces and nephews.

 

Jan, 2020
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Nicholas Matarangas ’88, of San Jose, Calif., formerly of Seattle; Sept. 3, of cancer. After being inducted into Bellarmine College Prep’s Hall of Fame, he went on to play water polo at Brown and achieved All-American status. He worked for the U.S. Government regulating tuna fishing laws in South America before returning to school to earn a JD in environmental law at Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, Ore. He was diagnosed with cancer in 2012 and subsequently retired from law and went on to earn teaching credentials and become a biology teacher at Gilroy High School. Over the course of his career he studied Tribal Law in Cape Town, South Africa and International Law in London, England. He was an avid reader and enjoyed traveling the world, hiking, and gardening. He is survived by his wife, Sharon; a daughter; two sons; his father and stepmother; three brothers; and seven nieces and nephews.
 

 

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Christopher E. Stenberg ’81, of East Providence; Sept. 14. For many years he was the owner of New England Research Associates, a private investigation firm, and more recently, he was a freelance editor for screenplays. He enjoyed good conversation, reading, trivia, and making lists. He is survived by two daughters, a son, a son-in-law, and his brother Kurt ’83.

 

Jan, 2020
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Francis G. Hale IV ’81, of Gulfport, Fla., formerly of Portland, Me.; Aug. 5, after a brief illness. He taught religion and chemistry and coached a state championship soccer team for several years at Bishop Cheverus High School in Portland. He also spent time teaching and coaching in Belize. He had a passion for the theater and received awards for designing sets and lighting for numerous high school and community productions in Maine, as well as in Florida. He also obtained the rank of Eagle Scout. He is survived by five siblings and their spouses, and several nieces and nephews.

 

Jan, 2020
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Laura Cutler Aoki ’81, of Fukuoka, Japan; Sept. 29, of ovarian cancer. She moved to Japan in 1983 and taught English at the university level. She was involved with Buddhism and engrossed with Japanese culture. She enjoyed coming to the U.S. nearly every year to catch up with family and friends and eat the American food unavailable to her in Japan. She was an avid reader. She is survived by her husband, Jiro Aoki; her father John H. Cutler ’56 and stepmother; three brothers, including Jeffry Cutler ’86; and two stepsisters.

 

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Jean-Francois Hibbert ’79, of New York City; Sept. 1. He was an emergency medicine physician. He enjoyed playing tennis, skiing, and cycling. He is survived by his wife, Jocelyne; two daughters; a son-in-law; his mother; and seven siblings.

 

Jan, 2020
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Edwin L. Gaskin ’78, of Bowie, Md.; Aug. 22. He is survived by his wife, Kindra.

 

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Charles F. Wochomurka III ’76, of The Villages, Fla., formerly of Franklin, Tenn.; July 28. After graduating, he went to work for his family’s button business. He then went on to work for more than 20 years at Cummins Engine Co. in various roles spanning several states. He was strong in his Catholic faith and active in parishes where he lived. He enjoyed sports, both professional and local. He is survived by his wife, Jayne; three sons; five grandchildren; a sister; a brother; and several nieces and nephews.  

 

Jan, 2020
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Philip A. Mousin ’75 of Teaneck, N.J.; Aug. 2, of pancreatic cancer. He was an executive director for JP Morgan Chase bank. An accomplished runner, he was a former member of the Warren Street Running Club and the Atlanta Track Club. He also served on the board of the Bacchanalia String Orchestra in New York City for many years. He is survived by his wife, Christine; a daughter; two sons; a sister; and two brothers.

 

Jan, 2020
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Ruth Kissin Helman ’73, of New York City; Oct. 2. She spent 40 years teaching history and literature at the Brearley School. She enjoyed classical music and traveling.

 

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Kevin Hart ’73, of Oak Island, N.C.; Aug. 1, as a result of an automobile accident. He was a retired director of Putnam Northern Westchester Board of Cooperative Education Services. He received national recognition by the Ford Foundation for his innovative work linking the business and educational communities. He later worked at Cape Fear Community College in North Carolina. He is survived by his wife, Deborah; a daughter; a son; and brother Gerald ’71.

 

Jan, 2020
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James J. Hughes ’72, of Brielle, N.J., formerly of New York City; Sept. 17. He received his MBA from NYU and worked on Wall Street before transitioning to the FDIC, where he worked for many years. In retirement he served as a civil mediator at the Monmouth and Ocean County courthouses. He was a member of Brown’s football team. He is survived by his wife, Angela; two sons; a stepdaughter; two sisters; and a brother-in-law.

 

Jan, 2020
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Andrew J. Black ’71, of Millbrook, N.Y.; Aug. 27. Shortly after graduating, he joined the Bilous family real estate business in Queens, N.Y. and remained there until his retirement in 2002. He was an active participant in the Millbrook community and enjoyed traveling the world and attending the theater in Manhattan. He also enjoyed military history and making annual pilgrimages to Pennsylvania to play “war games,” which went on for days.

 

Jan, 2020
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George W. Muller Jr. ’69, of Crofton, Md.; Sept. 18, of a cardiac arrest. He obtained his master’s degree in English from URI and pursued doctoral studies in English at Indiana Univ. He retired after 30 years of service with the federal government as an information technology professional. He is survived by his wife, Delice Richards; a son; his mother; four siblings; and five nieces and nephews.   

 

Jan, 2020
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John S. Satterthwaite ’68, of Spokane, Wash.; Aug. 1, from pancreatic cancer. For 25 years he served in the military before changing careers and entering the financial world. After Officer Training School and pilot training school, he was assigned to train other pilots at Vance AFB (Okla.). He then was stationed at Lackland AFB (Tex.), where he was a supersonic jet trainer. Following that assignment, he was sent to George AFB (Calif.) to serve as a security forces officer that specialized in air base defense. Eventually he was stationed at Dover AFB (Del.), where he flew the largest cargo airplane at that time. In 1981 he and his family moved overseas to Ankara, Turkey to serve at Balgot AFB. In 1983, he returned to the U.S. at Randolph AFB (Tex.) and instructed again. His final assignment led him to Scott AFB (Ill.), where he served as Commander HQ Section Air Mobility Command, then Commandant for the Airlift Operations School, and finally as Deputy Branch Chief AMC Acquisitions for the C-17. He retired in 1993 as a lieutenant colonel. He moved to Spokane and pursued a second career in finance beginning at UPSA & IRA but within a few years moved to Washington Trust Bank Investment Services. He retired from Washington Trust as a vice president in 2014. He spent his free time as a skydiving pilot for Skydive West Plains and enjoyed antique furniture restoration projects, reading, and traveling.  He is survived by a daughter, a son, a daughter-in-law, a son-in-law, and four grandchildren.

 

Jan, 2020
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Carol Schweitzer Kovall ’67, of New York City; Dec. 18, 2018. She is survived by her husband, Geoffrey; two sons; and a sister.

 

Jan, 2020
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Bonnie J. Caruth ’66, of Kansas City, Kans.; July 25. She is survived by four children and their spouses, two grandsons, and a sister.

 

Jan, 2020
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Peter H. Laurie ’65, ’75 PhD, of Gilsum, N.H.; Sept. 13. He was awarded an Arnold Traveling Fellowship from Brown allowing him to visit Italy and Greece and continue his work on a new version of Homer’s Odyssey. He later spent a year in France at the Center for Advanced Medieval Studies, studying romance languages, literature, and music. He was a Fulbright lecturer in American Letters at the University of Bologna, Italy; a visiting professor of American literature and culture at the University of Bilkent in Ankara, Turkey; and a writing teacher at Santa Rosa Junior College (Calif.), Keene State College (N.H.), and Franklin Pierce University (N.H.). He addressed writing symposiums in Europe and America, wrote articles in cultural journalism, and published both original poems and translations of foreign language poets. In 1986 he gave a five-part lecture series on American classicism at Dartmouth College. He enjoyed building custom furniture, cooking, and playing the piano. He is survived by his wife, Johanna; two children; five grandchildren; a brother; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Related classes:
Class of 1965, GS Class of 1975
Jan, 2020
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Carol Van McGee ’63, of Dexter, Mich.; Aug. 30; As a career navy officer’s wife, she moved frequently. She was an English Language Arts assistant and executive assistant to a real estate firm vice president. She was involved with the Girl Scouts of America and played soccer for 10 years in an adult women’s league. She enjoyed raising a family, quilting, and antiquing. She is survived by her husband, Robert ’63; a daughter and son-in-law; a son and daughter-in-law; six grandchildren; and a sister.
 

 

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Ann R. Leven ’62, of New York City; June 26. She worked at the Colgate-Palmolive Company before becoming treasurer of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1972. She left the Met in 1979, and after a brief tenure as vice president at Chase Manhattan Bank, she became staff director on Ronald Reagan’s Presidential Task Force for the Arts and Humanities in 1981. From 1984 to 1990 she was treasurer and chief financial officer at the Smithsonian Institution. Under her leadership, the Smithsonian’s endowment fund nearly doubled in value as she oversaw numerous exhibitions across the Institution’s collection of museums. In 1990 she became deputy treasurer of the National Gallery of Art and financially engineered dozens of famed exhibitions. For a majority of her career she also served as an adjunct professor at the Columbia University School of Business, where she taught courses in business strategy and administration (1975-1993). After retiring from full-time work in 2000, she remained active serving institutions, including  being a trustee of the Corporation of Brown, as an executive-in-residence at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business, as a member of the visiting committee at Harvard Business School, and additionally served on numerous boards, including the Andy Warhol Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, and the New Leadership Division of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies. She is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, six nieces and nephews, and numerous cousins.

 

Jan, 2020
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James F. Twaddell ’61, of Providence; July 17. He was a Foreign Service officer assigned to the GATT Kennedy Round trade negotiations in Switzerland. After six years, he returned to Washington and joined the office of Sen. Claiborne Pell. By 1969, he moved to Rhode Island and joined Kidder Peabody securities firm and ran an unsuccessful bid for a state senate seat. By 1972 he was chairman of Barclay Investments, a regional brokerage firm, and soon after became chairman of NIBA, an investment banker’s association. He enjoyed salmon fishing in the Canadian rivers of Quebec. He is survived by his wife, Marlene Marx Twaddell ’72 MAT; two daughters; a son, Justin ’90; seven grandchildren; and brothers Bill ’63 and Steve ’57.

 

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Martin Bernheimer ’58, of New York City; Sept. 29, of a long battle with sarcoma. He was a former Los Angeles Times music critic and a Pulitzer Prize winner. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1940 and at the age of 14 submitted his first article to Opera News, which was accepted but later scrapped. At Brown, he studied music history and musicology. He also moonlighted as a supernumerary in opera productions with professional companies performing in Boston. As a graduate student back in Munich, he attended the renowned Hochschule für Musik und Theater München, where he studied musicology on a grant from the German state of Bavaria. Around this time, he published his first article in the New York Times, a short piece on Munich opera. Upon returning to the U.S., he enrolled at NYU and was a NYU part-time lecturer. In 1961 he became a temporary music critic at the New York Post and that same year was made a contributing editor for the Musical Courier. From 1962 to 1965, he served as assistant to the music editor of the Saturday Review and managing editor of the Philharmonic Hall Program. He joined the Los Angeles Times in 1965 and became the chief music critic. He stayed with the newspaper for 31 years and won the Pulitzer Prize for criticism in 1982 and ASCAP’s Deems Taylor Award in 1974 and 1978. He was a member of several music-related education programs and became a faculty member of the Rockefeller program for the training of music critics at USC in 1966. In 1969 he joined the music faculty of UCLA and in 1982 became an honorary member of Pi Kappa Lambda. He was a regular lecturer and taught criticism at Cal State Northridge, San Diego State, and California Institute of the Arts. After leaving the paper, he served as a correspondent in New York for the London-based Financial Times covering opera, classical music, and dance. He also served on the board of Opera Magazine. He is survived by his wife, Linda; three daughters; a son; and his former wife, Cindy Bernheimer. (See “Music Appreciation” in the 2012 November/December BAM)  

 

Jan, 2020
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William F. Wenning Jr. ’59, of Sewickley, Pa.; July 31.  He was employed with Ceramic Color and Chemical Company for 64 years and served as president of the company for 40 of those years.  He is survived by his wife, Judith; a daughter; a granddaughter; a sister; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Jan, 2020
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Joanna Kellogg Uhry ’59, of New York City; Aug. 26, from complications of Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia. Joanna was a teacher at Calhoun School in New York City for many years. While there she developed an interest in learning disabilities and enrolled in a master’s program at Teachers College. She went on to earn two master’s degrees in education at Columbia Univ. She was a faculty member at Teachers College until she joined the faculty at Fordham University, where she served as a leader in preparing teachers at the Graduate School of Education for more than 20 years. The focus of her years of research was on understanding how to teach children to read, especially children with dyslexia. She authored numerous publications, including Dyslexia: Theory and Practice of Instruction and Finger-Point Reading in Kindergarten: The Role of Phonemic Awareness, One-to-One Correspondence, and Rapid Serial Naming. She was the director for the Advanced Certification Program in Literacy and the Initial Teacher Certification Program, and coordinator of the Childhood Education Program. In addition, she mentored doctoral students and served as chair of the division of curriculum and teaching for four years. In retirement she was awarded professor emeritus status at Fordham. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, painting, making ceramics, weaving, and had a passion for photography and directing family plays and home movies. She is survived by her husband, Alfred Uhry ’58, four daughters, including Emily Rhea ’83; eight grandchildren; and two sisters.

 

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Cynthia N. Peterson ’58, of Petersburg, N.Y.; June 16. After Brown, she went to the Yale School of Architecture. Among her jobs while studying at Yale was working on projects with the noted architect Paul Rudolph. After Yale, she then went to New York City, where she worked for the firm of Davis Brody. While there she worked on design plans for a University of Buffalo renovation, among her many projects. Leaving Davis Brody, she was then a professor of architecture at City College in New York City, a position she held until 1992, when she retired to Petersburg. In her retirement she served as an architectural consultant for the rebuilding of a portion of the public library in Petersburg, and for a while she was a rural mail carrier and even a ski instructor at Jiminy Peak. She donated her body to Albany Medical College and is survived by her sister, Diana Peterson Muzzarelli ’62.

 

Jan, 2020
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Jean White Mosler ’58, of Hackettstown, N.J.; Aug. 26. She was a library director  at Hackettstown Library for many years before retiring. She is survived by many friends.

 

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Alfred U. Howes ’58, of Providence; Aug. 22. He was a licensed navigator in the Merchant Marine for most of his career. He enjoyed spending time at the family farm in North Hero, Vt. and in 2000 donated the property to the Lake Champlain Land Trust. He was active at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church.  

 

Jan, 2020
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Dorelyn Foster Anderson ’57, of St. Cloud, Minn.; Aug. 22. She was an avid reader and community activist. She is survived by her husband, Myron ’59 PhD; a son; a grandson; and two brothers.

 

Jan, 2020
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Alden R. Walls Jr. ’56, of Jamestown, R.I., formerly of Wilton, Conn.; Sept. 5. He was a marketing manager for Monsanto Company in New York City for 20 years. He later worked for Unifi Company as vice president. He retired in 1985. After retiring, he worked in real estate for 15 years in Jamestown. He was a senior warden at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Jamestown and a volunteer with the Jamestown Ambulance Assoc. He is survived by three sons, including Jeffrey ’83; two daughters-in-law; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister; and a brother.

 

Jan, 2020
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Gordon L. Parker ’56, of Little Compton and Providence, R.I.; Sept. 21, after a long illness. After serving in the U.S. Navy, he joined Rhode Island Hospital Trust National Bank’s investment department and retired after 30 years as head of the Investment Management and Trust Division. Upon leaving the bank, he took courses at RISD and became an artist member at The Providence Art Club. He was involved in numerous organizations and served as past president of The Boys and Girls Clubs of Providence and on several boards, including the Providence Preservation Society and the Rhode Island Philharmonic. He enjoyed reading, classical music, gardening, sailing, tennis, fishing, and duck hunting. He is survived by his wife, Jane; son Gordon L. Parker III ’15; a daughter-in-law; two nieces, including Tuppett M. Yates ’97; and a nephew.

 

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Peter W. Lisbon ’55, of San Diego, Calif.; May 2.  

 

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Stephen D. Booth ’55, of Brattleboro, Vt.; Aug. 19, of kidney and respiratory failure. He had a long career teaching at schools in Oklahoma, Kentucky, and Rhode Island before retiring to a slower paced life in Vermont. He was a voracious reader and historian and enjoyed researching his family tree. He also enjoyed jazz music and Broadway tunes. He is survived by his wife, Steffi; two sons; a stepdaughter; two stepsons; and four grandchildren.   

 

Jan, 2020
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John E. Orton III ’54, of Narragansett, R.I.; Sept. 20. He was admitted to the Rhode Island Bar Association in 1962 and practiced law in Warwick and Providence. In 1969 he was appointed an Associate Justice of the R.I. District Court and then appointed an Associate Justice of the R.I. Superior Court in 1974 before retiring as acting presiding judge in 1991. He was a member of the Brown football team and also played on the U.S. Marine Corps football team. He is survived by his wife, Denise; three sons; two stepdaughters; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Jan, 2020
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John D. Greene ’54, of Pine Plains, N.Y.; Sept. 20. After discharge from the U.S. Army, he joined his father in starting the firm Greene & Greene on the floor of the American Stock Exchange. In 1973 he merged his firm into Spear, Leeds & Kellogg, where he remained a partner until his retirement in 1987. He had a second 30-year career as a painter and sculptor.  He studied at both the American Academy of Art and the New York Sculpture Center. Over the years he became recognized for his use of encaustic (beeswax), painting primarily abstract landscapes noted for their richness of color and surface and exhibiting throughout the country. His work can be seen at Windham Fine Arts in Windham, N.Y. and Main Street Arts in Clifton Springs, N.Y. He was a member of the board of the University of Rochester and is survived by his wife, Gwen; two daughters; a sister-in-law; a brother-in-law; and two nieces.

 

Jan, 2020
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Charles D. Drummond Jr. ’54, of Germantown, Tenn., formerly of Tampa, Fla.; Oct. 2, after a long illness. After receiving his medical degree from Boston Univ., he moved to Tampa and practiced urology for 10 years. He then completed a residency in pathology at Tampa General Hospital and the University of South Florida and served as a clinical professor of pathology at USF and a lecturer at Tampa General Hospital’s School of Medical Technology. He was employed as a staff pathologist at Pathologist’s Reference Laboratory and was medical director of the laboratory at Hillsborough County Hospital. In 2000, he moved to Germantown to be closer to his children and grandchildren. He was a member of several medical committees, the Germantown United Methodist Church, and the Rutherford Prayer Group. He also enjoyed watching the Boston Red Sox. He is survived by his wife, Maureen; a daughter; three grandchildren; a sister; a brother; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Jan, 2020
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Robert F. Copp ’54, of Locust Valley, N.Y.; Sept. 30. He served in the U.S. Navy before beginning his 39-year career at Union Carbide Corp. He was a member of Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club and is survived by his wife, Jacqueline; daughter Catherine Copp Colley ’82; a son; and five grandchildren.

 

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Joan Weltzien Major ’53, of Providence, formerly of Pound Ridge, N.Y.; Sept. 2. She worked at IBM and Pitney Bowes of Stamford (Conn.) as an information analyst and she taught mathematics at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford (Conn.) and the former King and Low-Haywood Thomas School in Stamford. She is survived by her husband, Richard; three children, including Hilary Major ’85; and five grandchildren, including Paxton Major ’16.

 

Jan, 2020
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Nicholas A. Gabardina ’53, of Manchester, N.H.; Oct. 11. In addition to being a high school teacher for 37 years, he coached several different sports for more than 50 years. He served in the U.S. Army for two years and followed military service with a position coaching at East Little League and South Little League. In 1956 he was hired to teach and coach at Manchester Central High School. He coached football, basketball, and baseball. In 1958 he was appointed head coach of the Post 79 American Legion baseball program and held that position for 18 years. He moved on to be a volunteer assistant offensive line coach for the University of New Hampshire football team in 1960. In 1963 he headed to Manchester West to coach their football program. In 1972 he joined the faculty at Manchester Memorial as a member of the social studies department and head coach of the varsity baseball team. That position was  followed by ten years as coach of Saint Anselm College’s baseball team. In 1992 he coached Saint Anselm’s varsity women’s fast-pitch softball team. The College rewarded him for his dedication and service with the Varsity “A” Letter of Special Merit Award in 1992. In 2017 he was officially inducted into the Saint Anselm College Athletics Hall of Fame. Because of his ability to assess a player’s potential, the Cincinnati Reds appointed him as a scout for their National League ball club. He is survived by a niece and her husband and numerous friends.    

 

Jan, 2020
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Anne Priesing Foster ’53, of Williamstown, Mass., formerly of Bronxville, N.Y.; July 19, after a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease. She started a small company, Art for Institutions, while living in New York and she served on several Bronxville school committees. In 1998 she moved to Williamstown and began working at the Clark Art Institute. She enjoyed traveling with her husband and family gatherings at Kiawah Island, S.C. and Deering, N.H. She is survived by her husband, Douglas; three children; 11 grandchildren; and a brother.

 

Jan, 2020
53

Barbara A. Bogle ’53, of Fall River, Mass.; July 29.  After graduation, she began teaching kindergarten in the Fall River public school system and by the time she retired in 1997, she was proud to hold the title of longest serving teacher in the system. She was a lifelong member of Baptist Temple Church, where she sang in the choir, compiled and edited a history of the church, and served as its clerk for many years. She also served Ninth Street Day Nursery and the Fall River Symphony Orchestra as clerk and board member for many years. She was a member of Delta Kappa and is survived by a sister and brother-in-law; a brother, Robert ’59 and sister-in-law; and nine nieces and nephews.
 

 

Jan, 2020
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Martha Joyce Bickley ’53, of Virginia Beach, Va.; Sept. 7. After graduation she moved to Washington, D.C. to work for the National Security Agency. In retirement she enjoyed taking cruises and visits from family and friends. She is survived by five children, 13 grandchildren, and a great-grandson.

 

Jan, 2020
52

Lucien Gordon ’52, of Coral Gables, Fla., formerly of New York City; June 11. He was a retired dentist. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Army as a fiscal and budget specialist in Japan. After the military, he worked at the commodity futures desk of Bache & Co. and later as systems auditor at Johns Manville Corp. A midlife career change followed, and after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania Dental School, he set up a solo dental practice in Florida, where he practiced for nearly 45 years. He enjoyed traveling, playing tennis, skiing, sailing, and attending art exhibits, concerts, and the opera. He was a history buff and an avid reader of four daily newspapers. He was a member of MENSA International and many professional and charitable organizations. He is survived by his wife, Eva.

 

Jan, 2020
52

Jane Cody DeVries ’52, of Lacey, Wash., formerly of Woodbury, Conn.; Aug. 12. She worked briefly with the Visiting Nurse Association in Waterbury, Conn. In 1956 she moved to Woodbury and in 1968 she returned to work as a nurse at Waterbury Hospital, teaching classes to expectant parents. Near the end of her nursing career, she was recruited to work on a federally funded project designed to help at-risk pregnant women give birth to healthy babies. She retired from nursing in 1995. During summers she managed a motel and cottages on Nantucket Sound. A leader in Democratic politics, she was awarded the Ella T. Grasso Women’s Leadership Award by the Connecticut Democratic Party. She enjoyed baking and traveling and is survived by her husband, Henry; three sons and their spouses; four grandchildren; and two brothers.

 

Jan, 2020
51

Donald E. Ellis ’51, of Plymouth, Mass., formerly of Stoughton, Mass.; Aug. 29. He was a retired civil engineer for Sigma Instruments in Braintree, Mass. He was a member of the Plant Engineers Club, the West Stoughton Civic Assoc., and the First Congregational Church in Stoughton, where he served as a trustee for many years. He was also a U.S. Navy World War II veteran. He enjoyed bowling, dancing, and playing golf. He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, a grandson, two great-grandchildren, and a brother.

 

Jan, 2020
50

Jane Whiting Wiley ’50, of Edgartown, Mass., formerly of Toms River, N.J.; Sept. 18. She was a registered nurse and served in the U.S. Naval Reserves during World War II. Her active service was at Portsmouth Naval Hospital (Va.) and the U.S. Naval Hospital (Va.) as a ward supervisor. She was honorably discharged and attended Pembroke. She raised dogs and horses, was a 4-H leader, played piano and tennis, and enjoyed gardening, needlework, knitting, and hooking rugs. She was also an avid reader and enjoyed genealogical research—she was proud of her Mayflower heritage. She is survived by a daughter; three sons and their spouses, including Thomas ’79; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law; and nieces and nephews.

 

Jan, 2020
50

Herbert R. Wieboldt ’50, of Yarmouth Port, Mass., formerly of Chatham, N.J.; July 4. He worked at Howard Savings Bank before joining New Jersey Bell Telephone, where he was a manager in the Plainfield and Newark offices. At Brown he was a member of the men’s soccer team. His college years were interrupted twice with service in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War. He was a longtime Little League coach and volunteer for town events. He enjoyed playing paddle tennis and golf. In 1991 he moved to Dennis, Mass., and was active at the Church of the Holy Spirit in Orleans, Mass. In 2015, he moved to Yarmouth Port. He is survived by a daughter and son and their spouses, five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a sister.
 

 

Jan, 2020
50

Norman T. Pincince ’50, of Wilbraham, Mass.; Sept. 5. He worked locally as a tool maker prior to founding Norpin Manufacturing in Wilbraham, which is still in operation today. At the age of 64 he earned his private pilot’s license, hangared a plane at Westfield Airport, and for 20 years enjoyed flying throughout the Pioneer Valley. He was a World War II U.S. Coast Guard veteran and enjoyed square dancing and skiing. He is survived by three children and their spouses, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

 

Jan, 2020
50

G. Fred Pelham III ’50, of Amesbury, Mass.; July 27. Early in his career he was a marketing executive in the airline industry. Later, he started his own business selling and installing security systems. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War and earned both a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star. He continued to serve in the Reserves for 30 years and retired with the rank of colonel. He was a long-standing member of Rotary International and the Pleasantville Volunteer Fire Department, for which he served many years on the Board of Fire Commissioners. He was also an accomplished watercolor artist. He enjoyed scuba diving, traveling, flying a single-engine Cessna 140, solo whitewater canoeing, and he made more than 100 parachute jumps. He is survived by his wife, Christine; three daughters, including Stephanie Hickey ’89 and Heather Pelham-Milke ’91; five grandchildren; and a sister.

 

Jan, 2020
50

Melvin J. Jacobson ’50, of Sarasota, Fla.; Oct. 4. He was a professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a visiting professor at the University of Miami. He was also a principal investigator for the Office of Naval Research, NASA, and the U.S. Army Atmospheric Science Lab. He was a fellow in the Acoustical Society of America and enjoyed classical music, fishing, and hockey. He is survived by his wife, Gertrude; daughter Deborah Jacobson Karczewski ’77; a son; a daughter-in-law; three grandchildren; a stepson; three step-grandchildren; sister Libby Jacobson Greenberg ’51; brother-in-law Ernest Greenberg ’48; and nephew Mark Greenberg ’76, ’79 MD.
 

 

Jan, 2020
50

Roger B. Gaioni ’50, of St. Louis, Mo.; Apr. 11. He was an actuary and vice president at the Equitable Life Assurance Co. He was a World War II U.S. Army Air Corps veteran and he is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; six children, including  Stephen ’71, John ’72, and Peter ’87; 11 grandchildren, including Elijah Gaioni ’99; and 12 great-grandchildren.

 

Jan, 2020
49

John B. Lynch ’49, of Vero Beach, Fla., formerly of New Canaan, Conn. and Watch Hill, R.I.; Aug. 6. He was a member of the New York Stock Exchange and retired after a long career in the financial world. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was the recipient of several medals and commendations. He had been a member of the Brown men’s basketball team, served as head of the Brown Football Assoc., and was an active supporter of the Brown Sports Foundation. He enjoyed solving the New York Times crossword puzzle and playing golf, having achieved two holes-in-one. He is survived by his wife, Marguerite; three daughters, including Suzanne Lynch ’90 and Michele Matzinger ’92; a son-in-law; four grandchildren; brother Gerard ’66; sister-in-law Phyllis Gushae Lynch ’55; and several nieces and nephews, including Susan C. Lynch ’82, Jennifer Lynch Seemar ’87, Allison Lynch Longfield ’98, Robert K. Lynch ’90, Brendan B. Lynch ’92, and Coley M. Lynch ’95.

 

Jan, 2020
49

Carol-Ann Lantz ’49, of Warwick and Wakefield, R.I.; Oct. 1. She served in the U.S. Marine Corps for five years and rose to the rank of captain. After returning to civilian life, she joined a local chapter of the Women Marines Association and was treasurer of the organization for more than 20 years. She became a licensed dog handler while a teenager and enjoyed breeding and showing Dalmatians, Italian Greyhounds, and Salukis throughout the years. In the 1970s she assisted the editor of the international dog magazine Saluki World. For 21 years she owned and operated Wecochaconet Boarding Kennel in Warwick. She was a member of the Saluki Club of America and for 16 years served as its secretary. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, a stepdaughter, a sister-in-law, and two nieces.

 

Jan, 2020
49

Charles A. Cooper ’49, of New York City; Sept. 16. He served in Germany during the Korean War and later had a career in law, primarily title insurance. He was a founder of the Riverside Park Clay Court Tennis Assoc. He is survived by his wife, Beatrice; daughter Margery Cooper ’82; son Frederick Cooper ’79; a daughter-in-law; a son-in-law; and four grandchildren.
 

 

Jan, 2020
48

Stephen N. Wiener ’48, of St. Petersburg, Fla. and Brevard, N.C.; Aug. 2. For more than 45 years he served on the staff of Mt. Sinai Hospital in Cleveland as director of radiology, president of the medical society, and chairman of the hospital’s medical advisory board. During the 1970s and 1980s he led Mt. Sinai’s radiology department during a period of scientific and technological growth. As one of the first hospitals to obtain an MRI machine and in collaboration with Picker Corp., he and his colleagues performed some of the first-ever experiments using the machine and helped to establish Mt. Sinai as a leader in the field. During the course of his career he was a team radiologist for the Cleveland Browns football team, a clinical professor at Case Western Reserve University, a fellow of the American College of Radiology, and he published numerous medical and technical journal articles. He retired in 1998 and divided his time between homes in Cleveland and Florida, staying active in both communities teaching computer skills to the elderly, designing websites for nonprofits, and participating in book clubs. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and enjoyed sailing, playing tennis and pickleball, and singing with the Sleepless Knights a cappella group in Cleveland. Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by his wife, June; sons Clifford ’76 and Andrew ’80; two grandchildren; a brother, Howard ’52; and nephew Daniel Wiener ’77.

 

Jan, 2020
48

Priscilla Mandalian Morse ’48, of Sequim, Ore.; Sept. 29. After graduating and marrying, she moved several times due to her husband’s profession and eventually settled in Sequim, where she was active in the community. She was a member of several hospital guilds, including Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild, and was a member of a few bridge clubs, including Cards for Cardiacs. She served as parish secretary of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and sang in the Church of St. Joseph chorus and Port Angeles Community Chorus. She is survived by a daughter, two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.

 

Jan, 2020
48

George F. Hurley ’48, of Oriental, N.C.; Oct. 7. He served in the U.S. Navy as a pilot. After retiring from the aerospace industry, he became involved in various civil and community organizations, including the Amateur Radio Club, the Civil Air Patrol, the Sailing Club of Oriental, the Pamlico County Law Enforcement Assoc., and Meals on Wheels. He enjoyed flying, hunting, and sailing. He is survived by his wife, Joanne; three children; six grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.

 

Jan, 2020
48

H. Vaskin Aposhian ’48, of Rockport, Mass.; Sept. 9. He was a professor and scientist at Vanderbilt, Tufts, University of Maryland, and the University of Arizona. He taught microbiology, cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, pharmacology, and toxicology. His research focused on mercury, lead, and arsenic, as well as gene technology and autism. He mentored numerous graduate students, supervised their research and dissertation, and published several papers in various scientific journals. He retired from the University of Arizona as professor emeritus but remained active in his field for many years writing articles, speaking at conferences, serving as a consultant, and testifying as an expert witness in court cases. He was the recipient of many awards and enjoyed reading, especially military history, the New York Times, and spy novels. He was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran and is survived by a daughter, two grandchildren, and a niece.  

 

Jan, 2020
47

Domenic C. Canna ’47, of Bristol, R.I.; Oct. 7. He was retired after a 40-year career as senior agent for Allstate Insurance Company. He was active in his community and enjoyed the outdoors and traveling. He is survived by three children, 10 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

 

Jan, 2020
46

Nancy J. Sandberg ’46, of Rockford, Ill.; Sept. 30. She was an elementary teacher in the Rockford public school system, where she was named Teacher of the Year in 1985. She retired  from teaching in 1991 and worked with student teachers at Rockford College. She was a member of the National Educational Association and Illinois Retired Teachers Association, and a member and past president of the Winnebago County Retired Teachers Association. She was also a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, Zeta Chapter, serving as president from 1986 to 1988. She is survived by 10 nieces and nephews, including John Curtin ’73 and Michael Curtin ’77.
 

 

Jan, 2020
45

Frances Kotock Silverstein ’45, of Dedham, Mass.; Aug. 22. In addition to raising her family, she was an accomplished knitter and enjoyed cooking. At her 90th birthday party she became a Bat Mitzvah. She is survived by a daughter, two sons, six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, a sister, and nieces and nephews.

 

Jan, 2020
45

Edward J. McCrystal Jr. ’45, of Concord, Mass.; Aug. 23. He was a business executive and a U.S. Army Air Corps World War II veteran. He enjoyed playing golf and was a past president of the Pawtucket Country Club and a member of the Hyannisport Club. He is survived by two sons, including Neil ’72; a daughter-in-law; two grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.
 

 

Jan, 2020
45

Jean Tanner Edwards ’45, of Providence; Sept. 13. She served in the U.S. Navy Women’s Reserve, married, and obtained a graduate degree at Harvard prior to settling in Rhode Island. In 1970 she earned a library degree from URI while raising her family and working at the Lincoln School in Providence. She retired from Lincoln School in 1989 as head librarian. She served on committees at Central Congregational Church in Providence, was president of the R.I. Conference United Church of Christ, and was chairman of the board of Camp Street Ministries. She enjoyed singing, reading, knitting, and sailing. Phi Beta Kappa. She is survived by a daughter; two sons, including William Edwards ’76; two daughters-in-law; three grandchildren, including Martha K. Edwards ’18; a great-grandchild; and a sister.

 

Jan, 2020
44

Hope Abrams Mellion ’44, of Warwick, R.I.; Feb. 2, 2019. She was a charter member of both the Cranston and Warwick chapters of Hadassah and served as chairman and president for two years, earning the Woman of Valor Award in 1964. She volunteered with the Rhode Island Food Bank and Ronald McDonald House of Providence. She was an avid reader and read for the blind on local radio. She enjoyed cooking, baking and playing bridge and Mahjong. She is survived by two sons and their wives, including Michael ’73; and four grandchildren, including granddaughter Hannah Mellion ’09.

 

Nov, 2019
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David A. Inman, of Worcester, Mass.; July 23. After earning degrees at the University of Louvain, Belgium, he was ordained on July 1, 1962 and served as a Catholic priest in the Diocese of Providence. His first assignment was as associate pastor of St. John’s Church on Federal Hill. During that time he also taught Latin and religion at LaSalle Academy in Providence. In 1968 he moved to URI, where he served as chaplain and director of the Catholic Center. In 1976 he became chaplain at Brown and over the next 28 years held many positions at Brown, including director of student activities, special assistant to President Howard Swearer, coordinator of the Champlin Scholars Program, assistant dean of student life, and director of Faunce House and Student Activities. In addition to his administrative positions, he was also an adjunct professor of philosophy at Emmanuel College in Boston and URI. He lectured and published on issues of ethics in higher education, moral reasoning, and campus ministry. Upon his retirement from higher education in 2004, he began his final position at Notre Dame Academy in Worcester, where he taught Latin until 2012. He enjoyed biking, running, skiing, and swimming. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth O’Connell Inman ’83 AM; three daughters; a brother; a sister-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Nov, 2019
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Jennifer McCann Black ’08 MAT, of Pawtucket, R.I.; June 3, of angiosarcoma. She volunteered for a year in Camden, N.J., as part of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps and after working for nonprofits, she attended graduate school. She began teaching history and psychology at King Philip Regional High School in Wrentham, Mass., in 2009. She also enjoyed traveling and spending summer vacations abroad, particularly in Ireland. She enjoyed dancing, reading celebrity gossip, and watching Jeopardy! nightly. She danced and acted in many plays while in school and enjoyed attending Broadway musicals. She is survived by her husband, Matt; a son; her parents; a brother; and many extended family members.
 

 

Nov, 2019
GS 92

Ned Stuckey-French ’92 AM, of Tallahassee, Fla.; June 28. He was an associate professor at Florida State University. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth; two daughters; two sisters; and a brother.
 

Nov, 2019
GS 90

Joseph J. Basile ’90 AM, ’92 PhD, of Baltimore; June 15, from a brain tumor. He had been a professor of art history at the Maryland Institute College of Art since 1994 and served as associate dean of liberal arts. He was an associate director of the Brown excavations of the Petra Great Temple in Jordan and he also excavated sites in Greece and Italy. He enjoyed cooking, traveling, visiting museums, and rooting for New York sports teams. He is survived by his wife, Monica; two children; his mother; a brother and sister-in-law; and nieces and a nephew.

 

Nov, 2019
GS 78

Nina Perlina ’78 PhD, of Bloomington, Ind.; May 23, from complications following heart surgery. She helped create the Dostoevsky Literary Memorial Museum in Leningrad, where she worked until 1974. After emigrating to the U.S. and earning a Brown degree, she taught Russian literature at Macalester College and Rutgers University before joining the department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Indiana University. She authored several articles and books, including Writing the Siege of Leningrad: Women’s Diaries, Memoirs, and Documentary Prose; Varieties of Poetic Utterance: Quotation in The Brothers Karamazov; and Olga Freidenberg’s Works and Days. She is survived by two cousins.

 

Nov, 2019
GS 78

Vito Buonomano ’78 ScM, of Narragansett, R.I.; June 6. A retired dentist. He served in the U.S. Army Dental Corp and was a member of the board of directors for St. Mary’s Home for Children. He volunteered at various local organizations and enjoyed carpentry, gardening, and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife, Louise; five children; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
 

 

Nov, 2019
GS 75

Lloyd “Kam” Williams ’75 AM, of Princeton, N.J.; May 30, of prostate cancer. He had a diverse set of interests and in addition to writing for business, also obtained a law degree from Boston University and held bar membership in five states. He attempted a career in screenwriting at Chicago’s WTTW, a PBS affiliate. He had a brief but recurring guest appearance on the The Howard Stern Show radio show, which led to him writing a film review of Howard Stern’s 1997 biographical film, Private Parts. Over the past two decades he published nearly 10,000 articles and reviews and throughout his 22-year career as a writer was best known for his film reviews and celebrity interviews for websites such as RottenTomatoes.com and more than 100 publications around the world, including Insight News. He also wrote countless book reviews, editorials, and a novel that will be published posthumously. He was commonly referred to as “Kam,” a nickname short for “Kamau,” a name given to him while he was a student at Brown by famed jazz musician Sun Ra. He was a supporter of civil rights related causes and published numerous op-eds on the topic and later joined the NAACP Image Awards Nominating Committee. His first wife introduced him to art dealing and the antique business, in which he subsequently deployed his corporate and legal knowledge for more than a decade. In addition to writing, he enjoyed music and boasted a large collection of albums. He also enjoyed walks in nature, was an avid sports fan, and participated in weekly trivia nights with friends at a local bar in Princeton. He is survived by his wife, Susan; a stepson; and four siblings.
 

 

Nov, 2019
GS 73

Joan Martin Roth ’73 AM, of Wakefield, R.I.; May 18, after battling kidney disease for more than 15 years. She taught at UCLA and became an on-air commentator for a local Los Angeles television news station. She later taught at several universities, including Tufts, before starting several successful companies, one being an educational toy company. She founded College Start Online to help students get into college. She also wrote four books, including Why Cities Go Broke, which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. She lived in England for a period of time and traveled the world. She is survived by her husband, Jonathan; a daughter; a sister; a brother; a niece; and two nephews.

 

Nov, 2019
GS 72

Richard Schuler ’72 AM, ’72 PhD, of Ithaca, N.Y.; Feb. 13. He began his career as a professional engineer for the Pennsylvania Power and Light Company in Allentown. He was also an energy economist with Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus, Ohio. He later taught at Cornell and was director of the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs and director of the Waste Management Institute, as well as an associate director of the Center for the Environment. He served on the board of trustees of Cornell and was a member of the faculty senate for 20 years. In addition to his Cornell appointments, he was on the executive committee of the National Science Foundation and was deputy chairman of the New York State Public Service Commission. He was a consultant to numerous government agencies and industries on pricing, management, and environmental issues, and to the World Bank on energy and infrastructure investment programs. From its inception in 1999 until April 2012, he was a founding board member of the New York Independent System Operator, responsible for operating the electric transmission grid in New York. He is survived by his wife, Mary; two daughters; a son; and seven grandchildren.
 

 

Nov, 2019
GS 72

Robert J. McBride ’72 ScM, of Edmonds, Wash.; Apr. 30. After graduating from Brown, he taught for one year at the Fenn School in Concord, Mass., then attended the Naval Officer Candidate School in Newport. He served as a special weapons officer living in Virginia, Pennsylvania, and California, before settling in Washington. He remained with the Naval Reserves until 1980, when he retired with the rank of lieutenant commander. He taught math for 30 years in Seattle public schools and upon his retirement from teaching in 1993, immersed himself in genealogy research. He was a supporter of the Cascade Symphony and in 2000 became the manager of the box office, a job he executed for more than a decade. He enjoyed gardening and solving puzzles. He is survived by his wife, Roberta; three children and their spouses; and a grandson.

 

Nov, 2019
GS 70

Benjamin Wolkowitz ’70 PhD, of Chilmark, Mass., and Madison, N.J.; Aug. 2, of pancreatic cancer. He was a retired Morgan Stanley managing director. He had served as the vice chair of the Futures Industry Association, vice president of the Federal Reserve Board, and section chief of the Division of Research and Statistics. Most recently he served as a Madison Borough Councilman for two terms. He is survived by his wife, Lois; a daughter; a son; and four grandchildren.

 

Nov, 2019
GS 64

James P. Malmfeldt ’64 AM, of Osprey, Fla., formerly of Wayland, Mass.; July 10 of cancer. He retired from the John Hancock Life Insurance Company after nearly two decades. He actively volunteered with the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, the Presbyterian Homes and Housing Foundation of Florida, and the Masonic lodges in both Florida and Massachusetts. He is survived by his wife, Marcia; a daughter and her spouse; a son and his spouse; and three grandchildren.

 

Nov, 2019
GS 64

Richard A. Derrig ’64 ScM, ’70 PhD, of Providence, Feb. 8. He was a visiting professor at Fox School of Business at Temple University and was an adjunct professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He taught graduate and undergraduate mathematics at Villanova University, Wheaton College, and Brown University for a total of thirteen years. In 2004, he established and was president of OPAL Consulting LLC, providing research and regulatory support to the property-casualty insurance industry. Over the course of his career he authored more than 60 books and papers and conducted professional presentations at universities across the globe. He was the recipient of several prizes and awards. Only just recently fully retired, he was senior vice president of the Automobile Insurers Bureau and a vice president of the Insurance Fraud Bureau, both of Massachusetts. Through the years, he remained a loyal alumnus of Brown and an avid Brunonian sports fan attending Brown football and hockey games since 1967. He was also a dedicated commencement forum attendee, an avid participant in the Brown Travelers Program, and honored to be an alumni marshal for the Graduate School in the 2003. By far, his favorite Brown moment was his granddaughter becoming a member of the Brown Class of 2020. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; two children; a son-in-law; and granddaughter Tess Rossi ’20. 


(Below image of Richard A. Derrig ’64 ScM, ’70 PhD and granddaughter Tess Rossi ’20 in front of Van Wickle Gates)
 

Image of Richard A. Derrig ’64 ScM, ’70 PhD and granddaughter Tess Rossi ’20
 

Nov, 2019
GS 59

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

 

Nov, 2019
GS 57

Leland Cratty ’57 PhD, of Clinton, N.Y.; May 27, from heart failure. He had a 38-year career as a chemistry professor at Hamilton College. During summer breaks, he would perform research at other universities around the country and his family would join him on the adventure. They enjoyed camping and visiting national parks. Leland also enjoyed attending operas in New York City, painting, writing poetry, and reading the daily funnies. He is survived by seven children and 12 grandchildren.
 

 

Nov, 2019
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George Veronis ’54 PhD, of New Haven, Conn.; June 30. After obtaining his PhD, he held research positions at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and MIT, before joining the Yale faculty in 1966. He was a Yale department chair from 1976 to 1979, head of the applied mathematics program from 1979 to 1993, and named the Henry Barnard Davis Professor of Geophysics and Applied Science in 1985. For 37 years he was the editor of the Journal of Marine Research and was a cofounder and director of the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Summer Program at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He was awarded the AGU Award for Excellence in Geophysical Education in 2008. Some of his many other honors include being elected a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences (1963), being a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union (1975), being a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science & Letters (1981), and being a member of the U.S. National Academy of Science (1994). He was a runner for many years and a long walker later in life. He was also a World War II U.S. Navy veteran and enjoyed bird watching and languages. He is survived by his wife, Anna; a daughter and her spouse; a son and his partner; two grandchildren; a sister; and two brothers.

 

Nov, 2019
GS 52

Rodger B. Dowdell ’52 ScM, of Lake Suzy, Fla., formerly of East Greenwich and Narragansett, R.I.; July 4. He was a professional engineer and worked in the industry, including at General Electric before becoming an associate professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Bridgeport (Conn.). While teaching at UB, he received a fellowship to Colorado State University. Upon his return to Rhode Island, he became a full professor at URI until his retirement in 1989. He was considered an expert in fluid dynamics and flow measurement. He served as president of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and on the International Committee for Flow Measurement Standards. He represented ASME and the U.S. and attended many worldwide conferences on the issue of flow measurement. His work in fluid dynamics is widely cited. He was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran and enjoyed sailing. He sailed his boat from Narragansett to Southwest Florida. He also enjoyed playing golf, reading, and traveling. He is survived by seven children, including Rodger B. Dowdell Jr. ’71; two stepchildren; 26 grandchildren, including Rory A. Dowdell ’06; five step-grand-children; and 29 great-grandchildren.

Nov, 2019
GS 49

Edward W. Ross Jr. ’49 ScM, ’54 PhD, of North Eastham, Mass.; Feb. 5. He was a member of the Methodist church in both Sudbury and Orleans, Mass. He enjoyed playing bridge and was a fan of the Boston Red Sox. He is survived by his wife, Nancy G. Ross, and daughter Carolyn Francisco ’83, ’85 ScM.

 

Nov, 2019
10

David B. Paesani ’10, of Los Angeles; Feb. 14. He is survived by his parents.

 

Nov, 2019
93

Angelica Vega ’93, of El Paso, Tex.; July 22. She served the El Paso community working at Child Protective Services and the West Texas Community Supervision and Corrections Office. In 2000 she began her career as a U.S. probation officer for the Western District of Texas, El Paso Division. She quickly advanced to senior U.S. probation officer and soon thereafter was promoted to supervising U.S. probation officer. She was involved in many district and national initiatives, such as Sendero and Evidence Based Practices. In 2018 she was awarded the Gloria Cobos Peer Recognition Award in appreciation for her outstanding dedication and service above and beyond the call of duty. She is survived by her son, her parents, a brother and sister-in-law, a niece, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins

Nov, 2019
87

Janice Nichols Harper ’87, of Lithonia, Ga., formerly of Brooklyn, N.Y.; July 31. She earned two master’s degrees from Columbia University Teacher’s College and began her career as an elementary education teacher in Brooklyn. She then founded Harper Education Support Services, an educational consulting business that provided innovative comprehensive services to public and private schools, and community-based organizations in areas of curriculum, instruction, and assessment, to improve the learning outcome of students. Over the course of her career she launched an alliance with Spelman College to prepare students as service leaders for a community literacy project; organized and implemented individualized reading and math curricula for students with diverse learning needs; designed and implemented multicultural reading and after-school programs for diverse urban primary and secondary students; and performed staff development trainings to support best practices in curriculum design. Her passion for education included both national and international speaking and teaching engagements, including two trips to South Africa, where she was a delegate in the People to People Program and then a presenter at the International Literacy Association conference. She received numerous awards throughout her lifetime. She was active with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the National Council of Teachers of English, the International Literacy Association, and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She is survived by her husband, Darren ’80; a daughter; two sons; five grandchildren; three brothers; two brothers-in-law; her mother-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.
 

 

Nov, 2019
81

Wendy M. Stein ’81, ’83 AM, ’92 MD, of San Diego; May 20. She was a geriatrician in San Diego and licensed to practice medicine in California and Massachusetts. She specialized in hospice and palliative care and is survived by her father and numerous family members.

 

Nov, 2019
77

Lloyd I. Miller III ’77, of Palm Beach, Fla.; Jan. 12. He is survived by his wife, Susan; two daughters; and three sons.
 

Nov, 2019
72

Glenn Normile ’72, of Marcellus, Mich.; June 26. Upon graduation, he worked for Brown’s department of public safety and later served as the director of public safety at Wheaton College (Mass.), Haverford College (Pa.), and Knox College (Ill.). He was past president of the Lower Merion, Pa., Little League, as well as a coach for many years. He enjoyed bringing people together and being a part of Alpha Delta Phi. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen; two children; and three grandchildren.

Nov, 2019
72

Richard B. Noonan ’72, of Chatham, N.J.; May 26. He was a former superintendent of schools in several New Jersey districts. For 17 years he was an adjunct professor of education at Caldwell College. He went on to teach at the Workshop School’s Writing Center in Philadelphia. In 2017 he was involved with the Science Leadership Academy, where he taught and helped to develop the city internship program for high school students. He enjoyed outdoor activities and at age 50 became a marathoner, completing 13 marathons. He also enjoyed skiing, hiking, and canoeing. He is survived by his former wife, Pam Phillips Noonan ’82; two daughters; four siblings; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Nov, 2019
71

John C. Theofanis Jr. ’71, of Austin, Tex.; June 2, of pancreatic cancer. After graduation, he traveled to Greece and taught English. He returned to Austin and worked as a sports writer, waiter, and middle school English teacher before obtaining an MFA from the University of Texas, where he later served as an academic adviser. He was most proud of his work with the TIP Scholars Program in the College of Natural Sciences and was recognized for his work with the James W. Vick Award for Academic Advising. He retired at age 62 and traveled, hosted a local TV show, wrote a novel, and painted—eventually putting on two art shows during a period of his illness. He is survived by his wife, Mona; daughter Rosa Theofanis ’97 and her spouse; two grandchildren; his parents; a sister and brother; two sisters-in-law; three brothers-in-law; an aunt and uncle; and 14 nieces and nephews.

 

Nov, 2019
70

John B. Rose ’70, of Saint Paul, Minn.; Apr. 14, of cancer.
 

Nov, 2019
70

Christopher Banus ’70, of Nashua, N.H.; May 7, of congestive heart failure. He was a chemical engineer and entrepreneur who traveled the world and held 13 patents. He is survived by his wife, Sylvie; a stepdaughter; a brother; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Nov, 2019
69

Charles S. Carver ’69, of Coral Gables, Fla.; June 22. He had a long career at the University of Miami, where he was a distinguished professor of psychology and director of the adult division of the psychology department. His work spanned the areas of personality psychology, social psychology, health psychology, and more recently experimental psychopathology. His research was supported by the National Science Foundation, the American Cancer Society, the National Cancer Institute, and the National Institute of Mental Health. He served as editor of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology’s section on Personality Processes and Individual Differences for six years and an additional six years as an associate editor of Psychological Review. He was the author of 10 books and more than 400 articles and chapters, and his work was cited numerous times. He is survived by his wife, Youngmee Kim; brother Jeffrey ’71; and several nieces.

 

Nov, 2019
68

Constance Sauer Clark ’68, of Whidbey Island, Wash.; May 17. She had a 30-plus year career at Bell Labs in Holmdel, N.J., before moving to Whidbey Island in 2006, where she became a volunteer for Beach Watchers (now Sound Water Stewards), supporting their website and computer operations. In 2017 she received the Jan Holmes Coastal Volunteer award. She was active at Langley United Methodist Church and enjoyed gardening and solving puzzles. She is survived by her husband, Neal; a son; five siblings; and several nieces and nephews.
 

 

Nov, 2019
68

George W. Berko ’68, of Houston, Tex.; June 16. He was a CPA and began working for Arthur Anderson in New York City. He specialized in the oil and gas industry and worked for several companies throughout his career, including Ultramar Oil & Gas, where he was vice president of finance and worked for a short period of time in Venezuela. He retired in 2014 from Transworld Oil USA. He was an avid scuba diver and enjoyed radio control model airplanes, antique firearms, and hot rod cars. He is survived by a goddaughter and many friends.

 

Nov, 2019
66

Barry F. Kowalski ’66, of Arlington, Va.; June 30, from complications of a stroke. He graduated from Brown with a bachelor’s degree in political science, after which he was commissioned a U.S. Marine lieutenant and commanded an infantry platoon in combat during the Vietnam War. Following military service, he received a law degree from Catholic University of Washington in 1973. After a brief stint in private practice, he taught at the Antioch School of Law and Catholic University and then joined the U.S. Department of Justice in 1981. He spent 33 years defending civil rights under nine different attorneys general and four presidents. He retired in 2014 as one of the country’s premier civil rights prosecutors. Some of his high-profile convictions were against Ku Klux Klansmen in the death of 19-year-old Michael Donald, neo-Nazis in the murder of Jewish radio talk show host Alan Berg, and police brutality in the 1991 beating of Rodney King. Another highlight of his career was when he led a Justice Department inquiry into allegations that James Earl Ray’s assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was part of a conspiracy. He had been called the “lion” of the civil rights division and the Justice Department’s “pit bull.” An oral history and his papers related to the Vietnam War were donated to the John Hay Library. He was a member of the Sigma Chapter of Psi Upsilon and will be remembered in the words of his friends as “a truly remarkable individual whose dedication to defending peoples’ constitutional rights was palpable.” He is survived by his wife, Katie; three daughters; two granddaughters; and a sister.

 

Nov, 2019
67

Saul A. Rothman ’67, of Stamford, Conn.; July 13, following a long illness. Following law school, he began his law career with F.D. Rich and went on to clerk for the Hon. John J.P. Ryan. He mentored new lawyers entering the profession and in 1981, he became a sole practitioner specializing in the practice of family law. He was an active member and participant in the Connecticut and Fairfield County Bar Associations and took pride in his work with the Special Master’s Program in the Stamford and Bridgeport Superior Courts. He received special recognition for his work with the Regional Family Trial Docket in Middletown Superior Court and he handled cases on a pro bono basis for Connecticut Legal Services in Stamford. He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, two granddaughters, a sister and brother-in-law, and a brother.

 

Nov, 2019
66

Jack D. Staley ’66, of Stow, Mass., formerly of Rochester, N.Y.; July 10. He worked as a mechanical engineer in Rochester before retiring in 2011 to Massachusetts. He enjoyed gardening, reading, and exploring New England. He is survived by his wife, Mary; daughter Sarah Staley ’03 and her husband; son Brennon ’00 and his wife; four grandchildren; and two brothers, including Peter ’67.

 

Nov, 2019
65

John Freeman ’65, of Toronto, Ontario; Nov. 2, 2018, of cancer. He had a long career in law. He earned a law degree from the University of Toronto Law School and added a master’s of Constitutional Law from Osgoode Hall later in his career. John served on the boards of numerous organizations, including the West Park Healthcare Centre, for which he was president of both the Board and the Foundation. For more than a decade, he was the head of the Brown Club of Toronto, served on the BAA Board of Governors in the 1990s, was an alumni marshal in 1990, and has been an active volunteer interviewing prospective students for many years (at one point he chaired the alumni interview program for all of Canada, Mexico, and South America). In 1995, he received the Alumni Service Award from Brown. He is survived by his wife, Hilary; a daughter and her spouse; son Matt ’95 and his spouse; grandchildren; a brother; and two sisters-in-law.

 

Nov, 2019
64

Evans K. Newton III ’64, of Ocala, Fla.; Nov. 5, 2018. After graduation he joined the U.S. Peace Corps and was stationed in Panama. There he met his wife, Celmira, who would join him as a language instructor at the Peace Corps training center in Puerto Rico. He earned a master’s in Spanish from Indiana University and spent 34 years devoted to language, instruction, and cultural exchange at the junior high and high school levels. He also volunteered regularly as an ESL instructor. He formally retired from Westtown Friends School in Pennsylvania in 2007 but continued tutoring Spanish and teaching ESL upon relocating to Florida. He published short stories, including When Push Comes to Shove, in the 2016 issue of Aji Magazine. He is survived by his wife, Celmira; two daughters; a son-in-law; and his grandchildren.
 

 

Nov, 2019
63

Joel S. Silverberg ’63, ’70 ScM, ’76 PhD, of Providence; Aug. 11, of lymphoma. After earning degrees in music, electrical engineering, and biomedical engineering, he received a postdoctoral certificate from the Institute for Retraining in Computer Science and held faculty positions at Vassar College, Boston University, Roger Williams University, and Brown. In retirement he pursued his long-standing fascination for navigational mathematics and the practical mathematics of the 17th and 18th centuries, writing several papers and conference presentations. He enjoyed singing and playing several instruments. He was an avid sailor and liked birding. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Brennan ’75; a daughter; a sister; and a niece and nephew.

 

Nov, 2019
63

Robert J. Rosen ’63, of El Paso, Tex.; July 13. He was a physician who served in Vietnam and later opened a private practice in El Paso that continued until 2008. He was involved in his community and served on the executive boards of the Jewish Community Foundation, Impact, Pro-Musica, and Chai Manor; was past president of Temple Mt. Sinai; and was a founder of El Paso’s first hospice. He enjoyed watching and playing all sports, playing poker, and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Jane; daughter Brooke  ’96; son Andrew ’92 and his wife; five grandchildren; a sister; and a brother-in-law.
 

 

Nov, 2019
63

Judith Neal Murray ’63, of Waban, Mass.; Aug. 2, of cancer. She had a 50+ year career teaching at various institutions, including Newton High School, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and at Harvard. At Brown she was valedictorian of Pembroke, class president from 2004 to 2009, and a class marshal for her 45th reunion. She was an active alum and enjoyed planning mini-reunions for her class. She was a docent at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and always enjoyed learning. Phi Beta Kappa. She is survived by her husband, Charlie; two daughters, including Stephanie Nicolas ’94; a son; a daughter-in-law; two sons-in-law; six grandchildren; brother Ken Neal ’66; and nephew Edmond A. Neal III ’76.

Nov, 2019
63

John W. Kaufmann ’63, of Wellesley Hills, Mass.; Aug. 10. He graduated from Boston College Law School and specialized in civil litigation. He was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Wellesley Hills and sang in their choir. He enjoyed spending time at his second home on the Cape, and was a fan of Brown football, the New England Patriots, and the Boston Red Sox. He is survived by his wife, Katherine; a daughter and her spouse; a son and his spouse; three grandchildren; and a sister.

 

Nov, 2019
61

Henry H. Hood ’61, of Lancaster, Ohio; May 31. He served two years in the U.S. Air Force at Minot Air Force Base Regional Medical Hospital and taught at the University of Florida Medical School before opening up a private medical practice. Throughout his career in private practice, he spent Sundays offering medical services to the homeless while mentoring medical students from OSU medical school. He was a team physician for the Lancaster High School football team and constructed the Dr. Henry Hood Strength and Conditioning Center for athletes at LHS, fondly known as “The Hood.” He was a co-owner of the Lancaster Country Club, and a generous supporter of the Lancaster Festival. The Lancaster-Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce awarded him its Floyd Wolfe Community Service Award. For 35 years he worked to build the International Medical Corps into an organization which has provided medical relief, education, and training to 51 countries around the world. In addition, he was the cowriter of the IMC training manual, which remains today. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor; a daughter; a son; a daughter-in-law; a son-in-law; five grandchildren; two stepchildren; a brother; and a sister-in-law.

 

Nov, 2019
61

Norbert S. Fleisig ’61, of Mount Pleasant, S.C.; June 20. He was a computer programmer and freelance entrepreneur who developed his own software company. He also worked for NASA during the Polaris Navigation System project writing the simulator program for the Apollo space shuttle. He enjoyed solving puzzles, playing poker, listening to music, and traveling. He is survived by a daughter, three grandchildren; a sister; and a niece.
 

 

Nov, 2019
61

Frances Murphy Araujo ’61, of Providence; June 13. She received a master’s degree in early childhood education from Rhode Island College and spent her career working with children. She is survived by a daughter, a son, a son-in-law, five grandchildren, a sister, two brothers, a sister-in-law, and a brother-in-law.

 

Nov, 2019
60

Frank A. Spellman III ’60, of Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; May 23. He was retired from IBM and enjoyed a good book, watching sports, and bowling. He was proud to have bowled a perfect game of 300 in 1980. He is survived by a sister-in-law and nieces and nephews.
 

 

Nov, 2019
60

William S. Clarke III ’60, of Princeton, N.J.; Aug. 21, 2018. He practiced corporate law for 50 years and was a philanthropist in land preservation, environmental issues, and animal protection. He was past commodore and trustee of the Barnegat Light Yacht Club and an active member of the International Lightning Class Assoc., the Catboat Assoc., the Steam Automobile Club of America, and the Nassau Club. He is survived by his wife, Wendy; a daughter; a son and daughter-in-law; three grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law; and a niece and nephew.

 

Nov, 2019
59

Alvin L. Stern ’59, of Sun Lakes, Ariz.; May 17, following his struggle with leukemia. After graduating from ROTC at Brown, Al spent the next three years serving in the U.S. Navy as a lieutenant and chief engineering officer on destroyers. After the Navy, he was admitted to New York University Law School. Upon graduation, he joined maritime law firm Poles, Tublin & Patestides in New York and went on to have maritime law related positions for the rest of his career. An active Brown alum, he was president of the Brown Club of Cape Cod and served as commencement marshal during his 50th reunion. He is survived by his wife Ann; his daughters Keelan Bodow ’89 and Leslie Stern ’93; sons-in-law Jonathan Bodow ’92 and Andrew Abramowitz ’92; four grandchildren; and brother-in-law Ross Harris ’73.

 

Nov, 2019
59

John M. Hatch ’59, of Lancaster, Pa.; May 21, of cancer. He was the director of purchasing for Howmet Aluminum (now Arconic Mill Products). He served as president of the board of directors at Easter Seals, where he introduced the “Buck-A-Cup” and “Rubber Duckie Race” fundraising campaigns to the Lancaster area. In 1982 he was presented with the A Brace for an Ace award by the Pennsylvania Easter Seal Society for outstanding volunteer service. He was also a hospice volunteer and an active member of Community Fellowship Church, where he served as an elder. He is survived by his wife, Louise; three sons; two daughters-in-law; and six grandchildren.

 

Nov, 2019
59

Wyndham Eaton ’59 of Derby, N.Y.; July 18, after a long illness. After graduating, he joined the family business, Eaton Equipment, a distributor of outdoor lawn and garden equipment and golf course supplies. He headed the company from 1978 to 1995. He served as president of Queen City Industrial Park from 1986 until his death, was president of the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce in 1970, past president of Wanakah Country Club and Ellicottville Ski Club, and a former member of the board of directors of First Federal Savings and Loan of Hamburg. At Brown he was captain of the men’s hockey team. He is survived by his wife, Wendy; two sons; two daughters; 11 grandchildren; and a sister.
 

 

Nov, 2019
58

Susan Langdon Kass ’58, of San Francisco; June 28. She taught high school biology in the Bay Area, then in 1975 found Scottish Country Dancing. In 1985 she studied for and passed the exam to become a Scottish Country Dance teacher and taught in San Francisco for more than three decades. In 2008 she was recognized for her contributions in promoting the Highland Games with a certificate of appreciation. In addition to Scottish Country Dance, she enjoyed swimming and teaching young children to swim at the UCSF Fitness Center. She also liked gardening. She is survived by her husband, Sid; a daughter; a son; two granddaughters; and two sisters.
 

 

Nov, 2019
58

Deane K. Fox Jr. ’58, of Lewisville, Tex.; Dec. 3, from Alzheimer’s. He had a career in sales working with the insurance and plastics industries. He retired in 2008 and enjoyed volunteering at the YMCA, sailing, biking, and cooking. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; two daughters and their spouses; four grandchildren; a brother; a sister-in-law; and two nephews.

 

Nov, 2019
58

Judith Riley Doherty ’58, of Westfield, Mass.; May 23, after a seven-year battle with Alzheimer’s. She was the co-owner of Riley’s Sausage Company in Holyoke, Mass. She also worked at ES Sports, Clayton Insurance, and the former Yankee Pedlar Inn in Holyoke. She was active at Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church and was a member of the board of directors of Saint Paul’s nursery school. She is survived by two daughters, two sons, two sons-in-law, and two grandchildren.

 

Nov, 2019
58

Joseph Des Roches ’58, of Warwick, R.I.; Feb. 10. He was employed with the Rhode Island Department of Labor & Training for 43 years. He retired in 2008 as chief of employment services. He was an active member of the Rotary Club of Warwick, a former member of the board of directors of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Warwick, and a U.S. Army Korean War veteran. He is survived by his wife, Norma.

 

Nov, 2019
58

Betsy Froehlich Hill ’58, of College Park, Md.; Aug. 11. She taught English as a second language in the Washington, D.C., area for many years. She also served as a docent at the National Gallery of Art and the Corcoran Gallery. She is survived by two daughters, a son, a daughter-in-law, two grandchildren, a sister, a brother-in-law, and six nieces and nephews.
 

 

Nov, 2019
57

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

 

Related classes:
Class of 1957, GS Class of 1963
Nov, 2019
57

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

 

Nov, 2019
57

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

 

Nov, 2019
57

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

 

Nov, 2019
57

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

 

Nov, 2019
56

John A. Worsley ’56, ’63 MAT, of Lincoln, R.I.; Aug. 4, after a long illness. He taught at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and at the Community College of Rhode Island for 49 years. Early in his career he worked as a reporter for the Pawtucket Times and for the last twenty years he wrote a column about jazz and jazz musicians for the Times. Additionally, he was the primary grant proposal writer for the City of Central Falls School Department. He served on the executive board of the Providence Federation of Musicians from 1998 until his death and was a life member of the Musicians Union. He produced several jazz concerts at the Providence Marriott hotel and the University Club, and he was a strong supporter of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra. He also was on the board of directors of the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame. He is survived by his wife, Rhoda; and a cousin.
 

 

Related classes:
Class of 1956, GS Class of 1963
Nov, 2019
56

Nancy Willenbecher Dickinson ’56, of Leeds, Mass.; Aug. 12. After graduating from Brown, she earned a master’s in fine arts from RISD and began welding, carving, and casting bronze life sized sculptures. She had a series of shows across western Massachusetts. In addition to her art, she also had a small business named Tiddly Products Inc., which manufactured doll-house-sized goods for toy stores and retail outfits. But she was known to most as The Acorn Lady because of her project, The Acorn People. She built an entire community based on acorns and nature, which included dioramas and photography of her creations. In 1985 she received the Hitchcock Center for the Environment photography award and in 2005 The Acorn People were showcased on the WGBY TV show Making it Here. Over the years she donated several of her displays and dioramas to schools, libraries, and museums. Her work can be viewed at www.nancydickinson.net. She is survived by two daughters, including Nina Lesher ’81; three sons; two daughters-in-law; two sons-in-law; 12 grandchildren; a brother; and brother-in-law.

 

Nov, 2019
56

Maurice C. Davitt ’56, of Barrington, R.I.; June 20. He served with the Southport, Conn., fire department in the 1950s. Later he worked at IBM and eventually became president and CEO of Academic Management Services. Subsequently he founded Student Resources, providing guidance for students and families navigating the college search process. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was an avid golfer. He was inducted into the Rhode Island Golf Association Hall of Fame in 2018. He is survived by three daughters and their spouses, including Kristin Davitt ’88; and six grandchildren, including Kellan Barr ’19.

 

Nov, 2019
55

Richard K. Moore ’55, of Locust Valley, N.Y.; Aug. 2. He worked at J.P. Morgan for 30 years as a vice president in corporate finance and international private banking, both in New York City and London. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was discharged with the rank of captain. He is survived by four daughters; five grandchildren; a sister, Jacqueline Moore Copp ’54; and niece Catherine Colley ’82.

 

Nov, 2019
55

Richard B. Lund ’55, of Clemson, S.C.; June 11. He was a retired organic chemist who spent the majority of his career working for the Ciba Geigy chemical corporation. He held some original patents for epoxy glue and benzodiazepines. He enjoyed sailing, woodworking, clock building, and milling model engines. He is survived by his wife, Suzanne; a daughter; two sons; and two grandchildren.

 

Nov, 2019
55

Shirley Denno Fusco ’55, of Wilbraham, Mass.; June 16. She was store manager at Denno’s Jewelers in Pittsfield, Mass., and active in school, community, and church groups. She was a member and past vice president of the Wilbraham Women’s Club and member of the Wilbraham Garden Club. She enjoyed traveling and playing golf, bridge, and tennis. She is survived by two daughters, including Carol J. Kressen ’86; two sons-in-law; and five grandchildren.

 

Nov, 2019
55

William P. Condaxis ’55, of West Roxbury, Mass.; June 23, after a period of congestive heart failure and dementia. He worked as a retail executive for Jordan Marsh (now Macy’s) in Boston, Elizabeth Arden in New York City, and Mervyn’s (now Target) in California and Texas. After working and living in Hong Kong for three years, he retired in 1995 to Cape Cod. He moved to Norwood, Mass., in 2006 and to West Roxbury in 2014. He was a U.S. Navy World War II and Korean War veteran. He enjoyed playing cards, skiing, reading, and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Frances; four children, including Paula Condaxis Angell ’78; four grandchildren; and a sister.

 

Nov, 2019
55

John P. Burke ’55, of Salisbury, N.C., and Buffalo, N.Y.; Jan. 20. He was a retired certified public accountant. He served as a lieutenant JG in the U.S. Navy from 1955 to 1963. He enjoyed volunteering in his community, reading, skiing, sailing, and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Jackie; four children; and four grandchildren.

 

Nov, 2019
54

Arthur W. Vietze Jr. ’54, of Stratford, Conn.; Aug. 12. At Brown he was co-captain of the men’s hockey team. He served in the U.S. Army Signal Corp from 1954 to 1957. Upon leaving the army, he was employed by Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. in Philadelphia. He left Liberty Mutual and was hired by Rite Box in Hamden, Conn. In 1969 he cofounded Valley Container, Inc., in Bridgeport, Conn., and in 1973 cofounded Fluted Partition Inc., also in Bridgeport. In 1996 he cofounded Honey Cell Inc. in Shelton, Conn. He enjoyed camping and hiking in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and skiing in Vermont and Colorado. He also enjoyed playing golf and tennis. He is survived by his wife, Carmella; a daughter; two sons; a daughter-in-law; a son-in-law; and four grandchildren.

 

Nov, 2019
54

Roderick Schutt ’54, of Ridgewood, N.J.; June 21. He practiced corporate law in New York City, was a counselor with the Fresh Air Fund Summer Camp, volunteered with Planned Parenthood of Northern N.J., and, after retirement, cooked meals for children in a group home. He is survived by his wife, Rose Marie; two daughters; two grandsons; and sister Katherine Chadwick ’58.

 

Nov, 2019
54

Harold H. Robinson Jr. ’54, of Manchester, Conn.; June 1. He taught English and for 38 years was head of the English department at Windsor Locks High School, where he was also chosen as Teacher of the Year. He served as adjunct faculty at the University of Hartford and at UConn. He later taught English at Manchester Community College and volunteered as an English tutor at Notre Dame Learning Center in Hartford. He enjoyed reading, camping, and traveling with family. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Madeleine; four children; 10 grandchildren; and a sister.

 

Nov, 2019
54

John J. Farrell ’54, of Indio, Calif.; Feb. 7.

Nov, 2019
54

Alton C. Emery ’54, of Cranston, R.I.; June 25. He managed the family businesses, Relton Realty and the Hope Theatre Company, for many years. He enjoyed fishing and gardening and is survived by three children, a granddaughter, and a sister.
 

 

Nov, 2019
53

Leonard A. Glaser ’53, of West Orange, N.J. and Longboat Key, Fla.; May 30. After graduating from Brown, he entered the Naval Officer Candidate School in Newport, R.I., and specialized in naval communications. He served as a signal officer and was later promoted to lieutenant and became the radio officer and admiral’s communication aide. At the end of his enlistment he returned to New Jersey to work in the family retail furniture business, eventually opening his own business in Freehold, N.J. At Brown he was a member of the wrestling team, the Brown Key Society, and Pi Lambda Phi. He enjoyed solving crossword puzzles, building model trains, discussing current events, being active with charitable organizations, and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Helene; three daughters and their spouses; and eight grandchildren.

 

Nov, 2019
53

John P. DePasquale ’53, of East Greenwich, R.I.; May 31. A pharmacist, he operated DePasquale Pharmacy in Providence, a family-owned business, for 55 years. He was involved in public service and enjoyed volunteering on many political campaigns. He is survived by two daughters, a son, a daughter-in-law, two sons-in-law, and nine grandchildren.

 

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Robert J. Torok ’52, of Avon, Conn.; May 2. At Brown he was a member of the varsity crew team and Beta Theta Phi. After Brown he joined the U.S. Marine Corps and was a flight officer who flew aerial photographic reconnaissance over Japan. He was discharged with the rank of captain and earned the National Defense Medal. He went on to work at Sikorski Aircraft (Conn.) leading the Black Hawk helicopter programs. He retired in 1979 as senior vice president of production programs. He launched a second career in the executive search industry, first at Antel Nagel & Moorehead (Conn.) and later at Korn Ferry International (N.Y.), recruiting and placing executives in the aerospace, defense, and high-tech marketing fields around the world. He retired in 1996 from Korn Ferry as vice president and partner. In retirement he enjoyed sailing and woodworking. He is survived by his wife, Suzanne; four daughters and their spouses, including Amy Torok Carey ’93; nine grandchildren; and a sister.
 

 

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Robert A. Goodell Jr. ’52, of Granville, Ohio; June 11. He worked in pediatric and adolescent medicine in Williamstown, Mass., for 20 years and served as the director of health services at Williams College. He retired in 2001 as a family physician with Downtown Medical Associates in Boston. He was an Eagle Scout and amateur ornithologist. He traveled to Africa, Central America, Europe, and the Arctic for birdwatching and devoted time in his retirement to the Massachusetts Audubon Society. He volunteered at the Council on Aging’s Senior Center in Marshfield, Mass., leading regular bird walks. He enjoyed music, art, gardening with his wife, and spending time with family. He is survived by his wife, Irmadel; two daughters, including Karen Goodell ’88 and her husband John P. Hunter ’88; a son; a daughter-in-law; a son-in-law; and seven grandchildren.
 

 

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Norman Silvernail Gates ’52, of Danvers, Mass.; June 16. She was a teacher in Danvers and Lawrence, Mass. She was an active member of Maple Street Congregational Church in Danvers, where she served as  moderator of the church council, deacon, and on the greeting and usher ministry teams. She was also a member of the League of Women Voters. She is survived by two daughters and their spouses, three grandchildren, a great-grandchild, and four nieces and nephews.

 

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John P. Ferbend ’52, of Chandler, Ariz.; Feb. 7. He spent his career at Allstate Insurance Company and retired in 1989. He was a U.S. Army veteran and is survived by a daughter, a son, three grandchildren, and a brother.
 

 

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Asoong Len Elliott ’52, of Lebanon, N.H.; May 29. She was a social worker and worked in various subfields of the social work profession until her retirement in 1992. She enjoyed spending time with family in Hawaii. She is survived by her husband, Rogers Elliott ’52; two sons and their spouses; two grandchildren; two brothers and their spouses; a niece; and three nephews.

 

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Ardene Stevens Butterfield ’52, of Avon, Conn.; July 13. She was a homemaker and enjoyed playing bridge, solving Sudoku puzzles, reading, and spending time with her family. She is survived by four children and their spouses, and eight grandchildren.

 

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Eleanor R. Moushegian ’51, of Boston; Mar. 4. She is survived by a sister, a brother, and nieces and nephews.
 

 

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