Obituaries

Jun, 2020
FAC

F. Donald Eckelmann, of Brevard, N.C.; Dec. 7. He began his academic career in 1957, when he joined the Brown faculty as an assistant professor in the department of geologic sciences, and later rose to the rank of professor and served as chair of the department and as Dean of the College. Subsequently he was a faculty member at the University of Georgia and George Mason University. In 1985, he was appointed professor and academic dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Ohio University, from which he retired in 1994. He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, a son and daughter-in-law, and six grandchildren.

 

Jun, 2020
FAC

A. Hunter Dupree, of Cambridge, Mass. and Squirrel Island, Me.; Nov. 30. He received his master’s from Harvard in 1947 and completed his doctoral thesis on the life and work of Asa Gray, the leading American botanist of the nineteenth century, in 1952 while teaching history at Texas Technological College. In 1953, he became a research fellow at the Gray Herbarium at Harvard to continue his work on Asa Gray. His planned biography was interrupted when the National Science Foundation selected him to lead a research project on the history of science in the federal government. Sponsored by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, his findings were published in the 1957 book Science in the Federal Government: a History of Policies and Activities to 1940. On completion of the book, he devoted more time to his research on Gray and in 1959 published Asa Gray, 1810-1888. He joined the history department at UC Berkeley in 1956. During his tenure at Berkeley, he held various administrative posts, including assistant to the Chancellor and director of the Bancroft Library. He was a firsthand witness to the Free Speech Movement of 1964. Throughout the 1960s he held numerous advisory posts with the federal government and scientific institutions. He was a member of the Library of Congress Committee, was a consultant to the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Science and Public Policy (COSPUP), and drafted its report, Federal Support of Basic Research in Institutions of Higher Learning (1964). He was on the NASA Historical Advisory Committee and Atomic Energy Commission Historical Advisory Committee, and he also served on the House of Representatives panel on Science and Technology, where he gave advice on the role science and technology could play in addressing critical national and global problems. He became the George L. Littlefield Professor of History at Brown in 1968 and he began to write extensively on the social history of measurement. Later he served a year as one of the first group of fellows of the National Humanities Center. In the 1970s, he held positions in numerous professional organizations, including the Smithsonian Council (1975-85) and secretary of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1973-76), where he had been elected a Fellow in 1967. He was an advisor to both the National Science Foundation and National Endowment for the Humanities and a trustee of the Museum of American Textile History (1978-89). He retired from Brown in 1981 yet remained active in academic life. He served as a consultant on the National Academy of Science’s committee on Government-Uni-
versity Relationships in Support of Science. He was Scholar in Residence at Southern Oregon State College in 1983 and Visiting Professor of the History of Science at the University of Minnesota in 1984. He was a member of the Research Advisory Committee for the National Air and Space Museum (1986). In recognition of his many professional achievements, he was the recipient of the New York Academy of Sciences President’s Award (1976) and the History of Science Society Sarton Medal (1990). He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, a son and daughter-in-law, four grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter.

 

Jun, 2020
GS 55

Leon Steinberg ’55 ScM, of Memphis; Dec. 17. After graduating from Brown, he joined the University of Pennsylvania as a teaching assistant. In 1961, he earned his PhD in number theory at Penn. In 1957, he joined the Univac division of Sperry Rand and in 1961 published The Backboard Wiring Problem: A Placement Algorithm, a quadratic assignment problem known as “The Steinberg Wiring Problem” or “ste36a.” Ste36a was based on the design of a Univac computer and analyzed how to wire together 34 computer components on a 9 by 4 grid using the shortest possible wiring scheme. His algorithms produced a reasonable, but not exact, solution that Univac used at the time. Ste36a became a legendary challenge problem in computational optimization and efforts to solve it resulted in algorithmic advances applicable to the design of computer chips and present-day project management and scheduling software. In 2001, a professor at the University of Iowa and researcher at Microsoft Corp. finally solved ste36a, making it one of the longest open problems in computational optimization. Steinberg remained at Sperry Univac in various capacities until 1986. He enjoyed travel and classical music. He is survived by his wife, Marcia; a daughter; and a sister.

Jun, 2020
GS 51

John Rockett ’51 ScM, of Peterborough, N.H.; Dec. 30, after a short illness. After serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II and graduating from MIT, he obtained his master’s degree from Brown and his PhD from Harvard. He performed aerodynamic research for the MIT Aeroelastic Laboratory from 1950 to 1954 and in 1957 joined Pratt & Whitney, where he worked on jointly sponsored research with Harvard on compressor stall. He organized the Pratt & Whitney laboratory in applied physics in East Hartford and was chief of fuel cell technology from 1963 to 1966. His interest in combustion led him to work for the Factory Mutual Engineering Assoc., where he served as director of basic research before joining the National Bureau of Standards in 1968. His work there included studies on flame spread, fire induced convective air movement in buildings, and applied research on the prediction of growth and spread of building fires, which led to consulting with the NIH into the biological effects of smoke inhalation, flame retardant clothing, work on mine safety, and many other applications. He became chief of the office of fire research and safety at the Bureau of Standards, charged with the implementation of a series of fire research and safety acts, which resulted in the improved fire standards we have in many areas today. He later moved on to forensic work in fires. His continuing work with Harvard on fire simulation computer modeling led him to conduct forensic work on the Morton Thiokol plant explosion in Utah. He inspected container fires, subway systems in Europe, hull fires on ships, and air crashes. He retired at age 80 and obtained his qualification as a ski instructor. He continued to instruct until the age of 85 and skied well into his 90s. He was a member of the International Association for Fire Safety Science and the Society of Fire Protection Engineers. Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by his wife, Abby; two children; and four grandchildren.

Jun, 2020
GS 98

Amy K. Morrissey-O’Rourke ’98 AM, ’99 MAT, of Jamaica Plain, Mass.; Dec. 12. She taught English at Brookline High School for more than 15 years. Previously she taught in both the Wellesley and Burlington school systems. As a teacher, she enjoyed engaging with teens and was a passionate advocate for LGBTQ students, students of color, and young people facing all manner of disadvantages. She is survived by her husband, Matthew, two sons, her mother, a sister, a nephew, her  mother-in-law, and two brothers-in-law.

 

Jun, 2020
GS 96

Jane Wolley ’96 AM, of Waltham, Mass., formerly of New York and Rhode Island; Dec. 24. She was employed for several years by the Jacobs Company as a data technician. She enjoyed classical music and string quartets, and was an active member of the First Lutheran Church.

 

Jun, 2020
GS 82

Warren Meck ’82 PhD, of Durham, N.C.; Jan. 21. He joined the faculty at Duke University as an associate professor in 1994 and was made full professor in 2001. He authored more than 200 academic articles and two books, Functional and Neural Mechanisms of Interval Timing and Introduction: The Persistence of Time, both published in 2003. He was recognized for research on subjective time perception in humans and how time influences human and animal behavior. He is survived by his wife, Christina Williams.

 

Jun, 2020
GS 74

Marvin S. Goodfriend ’74 AM, ’80 PhD, of Pittsburgh; Dec. 15, of cancer. He was a professor of economics at Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business. He spent 25 years prior as an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, including director of research. He served as a visiting scholar at various global monetary authorities, including the Bank of Japan and the European Central Bank. From 1984 to 1985, he served as a senior staff economist for President Ronald Reagan’s Council of Economic Advisers. He was nominated to the Federal Board of Governors by President Trump in 2017, though the full Senate did not confirm him and his nomination lapsed. He was a member of the Shadow Open Market Committee and an avid jazz guitarist. He is survived by his wife, Marsha; a stepson; and a sister.

 

Jun, 2020
GS 66

Judith A. Brown ’66 MAT, of Providence and Cranston, R.I.; May 5. She was a teacher in the Warwick Public System for her entire career, and served as English Department Head at Warwick Veterans Memorial High School from 1972 to her retirement in 1984. She was a member and lector at St. Peter Church in Warwick, and in retirement worked part-time in the parish office. She is survived by a brother and a nephew.

 

Jun, 2020
GS 65

Lawrence A. Retallick ’65 ScM, of Mayfield, Heights, Ohio; Jan. 1. He taught at both the college and high school level, ultimately running several schools for at-risk youth for the Urban League of Cleveland. He served for many years as the assistant executive director of the Cleveland Urban League, finishing his professional career with the United Way of Greater Cleveland. He was an avid sports fan and a gun hobbyist and enjoyed assembling replica model cars. He is survived by a daughter, a son, a sister, and nieces and nephews.

 

Jun, 2020
GS 64

Francis H. Barron ’64 ScM, of Raleigh, N.C.; Dec. 9. He attended the U.S. Army Infantry Officer basic course, graduating in 1964 as a second lieutenant. After serving two years of active duty as an intelligence officer at Edgewood Arsenal in Maryland, discharged with the rank of captain, he earned a doctorate in operations research at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1970. He began a career at the University of Kansas, where he worked from 1970 to 1982, rising to the rank of professor. He then worked as a professor and department chair at the University of Alabama from 1982 to 2000. He was published in numerous journals and a consistent contributor to the Subjective Probability Utility and Decision Making Conference. Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by his wife, M.K. Sibylle Janssen Barron ’64; a daughter, three sons, nine grandchildren, two sisters, and a brother.

 

Jun, 2020
GS 62

John E. Hubbard ’62 MAT, of Tucson, Ariz.; Dec. 29. He was a professor at SUNY Brockport, where he taught Earth Sciences for more than 30 years. In the summers he enjoyed research positions at scientific laboratories throughout the county and conducting workshops to train young science professors in hydrology. He spent 11 summers in the Rocky Mountains teaching students at Pingree Park, the Colorado State University Forestry Field Camp. In retirement he spent summers in the Adirondack Mountains and winters in Tucson. He enjoyed hiking, reading, playing tennis, and traveling, especially to national parks. He is survived by his wife, Rhoda; three children; eight grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; a brother; and two sisters-in-law.

Jun, 2020
02

Erik S. Fleming ’02, of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.; Jan. 1, of appendix cancer. He received his PhD in public health in 2014 from Walden University and started his career at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, where he was a systems analyst and assistant professor. His research focused on technology for disease management and prevention in underserved communities. He was the recipient of national awards for his professional achievements. At Brown he ran track and played rugby. He is survived by his wife, Starr; a son; his parents; and many aunts and uncles.

 

Jun, 2020
01

Douglas A. Costello ’01, of Austin Tex.; Nov. 17. He was pursuing an acting career. After moving to Austin, he studied Meisner method acting at In The Moment Studio and worked with independent filmmakers. He appeared in many of their films, as well as in stage and street theatrical performances. He did commercial work, including a local What-A-Burger commercial, and he worked as a server in several restaurants, including Sao Paulo and Vespaio. He enjoyed hiking, body-surfing, and playing soccer. He is survived by his parents, a brother, a niece, and aunts, uncles, and cousins.

 

Jun, 2020
99

Amy B. Crane-Phillips ’99, of Alexandria, Va.; Dec. 14. She was director of compliance at Shapiro & Brown law firm in Manassas, Va. She previously worked at State Street Corporation in Boston. At Brown she was a cheerleader and a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority. She enjoyed jet skiing, impromptu beach trips, spending time with family and friends at the Delaware shore, and visiting Rhode Island. She is survived by her husband, Vince; her mother; her father, Danny Crane ’75; a father-in-law; a sister-in-law; two nieces; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

 

Jun, 2020
94

Michael J. Poorman ’94, of Scottsdale, Ariz.; Jan. 17, after a year-long battle with acute myeloid leukemia. He spent 25 years working in Internet technology sales, initially as a rep and eventually as an executive. He worked with such companies as U.S. Robotics, Cisco, EMC, Emware Technologies, AppDynamics, and Oracle. His fondest memories were times spent with his football brothers and his founding of the Brown-Fish Company Alliance. He is survived by his wife, Sara; three daughters; a son; two grandchildren; and two brothers.

 

Jun, 2020
90

Barbara A. Agresti ’90, of Evanston, Ill.; Dec. 6, of cancer. After graduating from Brown, she worked at the Public Interest Office at Harvard Law School. She followed that work in a position in Washington, D.C., where she served as one of the founding program officers at the then newly formed Corporation for National Service, the federal agency that helped launch the AmeriCorps national service program. She later worked in New York City as the vice president of grant coordination for the Echoing Green Foundation. She married in 1998 and moved to Evanston and raised a family. She enjoyed spending summers in Rhode Island with her family. She is survived by her husband, Henry; three sons; two sisters; and brother Ernest Agresti Jr. ’87.

 

Jun, 2020
81

William E. Cunningham ’81, of Santa Monica, Calif.; Jan. 3. He was a professor of medicine and public health at UCLA. He graduated from UCSF School of Medicine in 1987 and completed his internal medicine residency training at UCLA, where he was selected into the 1991 cohort of the UCLA Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar Program and completed a master’s in public health from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health before joining the faculty in both the Schools of Medicine and Public Health. He was a leader in addressing racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities among vulnerable populations living with, or at risk of, HIV. Most recently he was working to improve HIV care for HIV+ men and transgender women released from Los Angeles County Jail. He held several titles, including director of the UCLA Clinical Translational Science Institute Summer Fellowship Program, codirector of the Investigator Development Core for the NIA-funded Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research, director of the Training Core for the NIMHD-funded Project Export, and associate director of the UCLA Robert Wood Johnson/National Clinical Scholars Program at UCLA. For 15 years he served as a reviewer for the American Journal of Public Health. In addition, he taught graduate level courses on racial disparities and health and led efforts to recruit underrepresented minority trainees to all UCLA educational programs. He was a member of several professional associations and scholarly societies, including the American Medical Association and the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care. He authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and, at the time of his death, was a principal investigator for three research grants. He is survived by his wife, Sharon; and two sons.

 

Jun, 2020
84

Pamela A. Gross ’84, of Carpinteria, Calif.; Dec. 14, of multiple organ failure caused by systemic lupus erythematosus. She fought the disease to the best of her ability and was a support group leader, peer counselor, and advocate for the many people who were suffering from illness. She enjoyed helping others, ancestry research, and traveling. She is survived by her mother, a sister, a stepsister, two stepbrothers, an aunt, and many cousins.

 

Jun, 2020
78

Peter N. Lycurgus ’78, of Saratoga, Calif.; Dec. 12, after a battle with multiple sclerosis. He worked at Apple Computer and is survived by his wife, Ginny; two children, including son Timothy ’15; and a brother.

 

Jun, 2020
74

H. Wayne Carver ’74, ’77 MD, of Old Saybrook, Conn.; Dec. 26. He did his forensic training at the Cook County medical examiner’s office in Chicago. He went on to become the chief medical examiner of the State of Connecticut and served with distinction for 24 years. He strove to be impartial to both the prosecution and defense when called to testify, while showing compassion to families. At Brown he played drums in the marching band and played in three orchestras. He enjoyed cooking and is survived by his wife, Deborah DeHertogh ’74, ’77 MD; two sons; a sister; and nieces and nephews.

 

Related classes:
Class of 1974, MD Class of 1977
Jun, 2020
72

Mark J. Rosen ’72, ’75 MD, of Great Neck, N.Y.; July 3, 2019. His distinguished career in pulmonary and critical care medicine spanned more than four decades. His research and administrative accomplishments at New York City and Long Island hospitals were many. Over the course of his career he was director of critical care at Mount Sinai Hospital, director of pulmonary medicine and critical care at Beth Israel Hospital, and chief of pulmonary critical care and sleep medicine at North Shore University Hospital. During his tenure with the American College of Chest Physicians, he served as president, medical director, and director of global education and strategic development. He was the recipient of numerous awards. He played guitar and his bands played at parties and special events at Brown from 1968 to 1975. He is survived by his wife, Lenie; two daughters; and three grandchildren.

 

Related classes:
Class of 1972, MD Class of 1975
Jun, 2020
72

Anne C. Mazonson ’72, of Rockville, Md; Jan. 14, after a 12-year struggle with ovarian cancer. She taught music at elementary schools in Massachusetts and at Moses Brown School in Providence. In 1987, she graduated from the University of Maryland Medical School, where she was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha. After that she was a psychiatrist in the Bethesda-Rockville area for 30 years. She was a longtime member of Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation in Bethesda, where she read Torah and sang in the choir. Phi Beta Kappa. She is survived by a daughter, a son, and sister Martha Scarborough ’78.

 

Jun, 2020
72

Beverly W. James ’72, of Pittsburgh; Jan. 23. She served as associate minister to the Pittsburgh Presbytery and a minister of the Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church for 39 years. She began her service as a mission volunteer in Thailand teaching English as a second language for five years before she entered the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. She was the moderator of the Pittsburgh Presbytery for two terms, in addition to being an adjunct faculty member at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, the University of Pittsburgh, and La Roche College. She was also an accomplished violinist and avid reader and enjoyed spending time at the beach with her family. She is survived by two daughters, a granddaughter, two brothers, and nieces and nephews.

 

Jun, 2020
71

John Jeffery Reinke ’71, of Grand Rapids, Mich.; May 27, of a stroke. After obtaining his MBA from the University of Michigan, he used his skill sets in careers at Eastman Kodak in Rochester, N.Y.; Whirlpool in Benton Harbor, Mich.; and American Seating and National Heritage Academies in Grand Rapids. He taught probability, statistics, and project management as an adjunct professor at Central Michigan University, Indiana University at South Bend, Notre Dame, and Davenport University. He retired in 2013 and volunteered at a local elementary school for five years. He also interviewed prospective Brown students for 30 years. He enjoyed playing the piano, singing in the church choir, traveling throughout the United States, and spending time with family at their lake cottage in Michigan and their beach villa in Florida. He is survived by his wife, Kathy; three sons;
and nine grandchildren.

 

Jun, 2020
71

Dorothy Hutchins Forman ’71, of Pittsburgh; Dec. 23, after a long battle with lung disease. She was a professional visual artist in Pittsburgh for 40 years and a member of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Society of Artists, and the Pittsburgh Women’s Critique Group. She was a longtime member of Hamilton Presbyterian Church, where she sang in the choir and participated in Bible study. She enjoyed traveling, gardening, playing tennis, and going to galleries, museums, and the theater. She is survived by her husband, Robert ’70 ScM; two sons; a grandson; a sister-in-law; and a brother-in-law.

 

Jun, 2020
68

Peter B. Rames ’68, of Albuquerque, N. Mex.; Nov. 29, from complications of liver cancer. He worked as a reporter for the Providence Journal, ran a community action agency in Rhode Island, and later, after receiving a JD and  MBA from the University of New Mexico, he practiced law as an independent practitioner. He was most proud of his work for the New Mexico Public Defender's office. He enjoyed baking, playing his guitar, and singing. He is survived by three daughters.

 

Jun, 2020
66

Vincent O’Reilly ’66, of Cumming, Ga.; Dec. 15. He had a successful career in sales at both IBM and ComputerLand followed by a career as a real estate agent. He served in the Rhode Island National Guard and was a charter member of the Knights of Columbus, where he was a past grand knight for more than 18 years. He was actively involved with St. Brendan the Navigator Catholic Church and is survived by his wife, Jo Lynne; four children; ten grandchildren; two sisters;
and two brothers.

 

Jun, 2020
60

Stephen P. Dretler ’60, of Natick, Mass.; Jan. 9, of Parkinson’s disease. He was a professor at Harvard Medical School and a pioneer in the field of urology at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he practiced for more than 40 years. During his long and distinguished medical career he changed the way kidney stone disease was treated. He was an innovator in the use of lithotripsy and lasers to treat disease in less invasive ways and a lifelong inventor who collaborated with engineers to develop groundbreaking medical instruments that are in use today worldwide. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He enjoyed spending time at his seasonal home on Martha’s Vineyard, reading, antiquities, jogging and playing golf. He is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, eight grandchildren, a sister and brother-in-law, a brother and sister-in-law, nieces, and nephews.

Jun, 2020
66

Richard J. Casabonne ’66, of Newton, Mass.; Dec. 16, after a period of declining health. He was a substitute art teacher working in the Boston public school system while earning his master’s degree. After receiving his degree, he worked as a media specialist for public school systems and began to work as a sales and marketing specialist for audio visual companies. He had a long career in the educational publishing industry working at Random House, Grolier Publishing, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, while maintaining a consulting business providing strategic planning and business development services. He served a term as president of the Association of Educational Publishers and was inducted into its Hall of Fame in 2012. He is survived by his wife, Carol; a daughter and son-in-law; a son; two granddaughters; four sisters-in-law; two brothers-in-law; and seven nieces and nephews.

 

Jun, 2020
66

Judith Rasmussen Brown ’66, of Rochester N.Y.; Dec. 15. She taught high school social studies in Camden, N.Y. She is survived by her husband, Jerome; five children; 10 grandchildren; and a sister.
 

 

Jun, 2020
63

Fred R. Sanders ’63, of Santa Maria, Calif.; Dec. 24, of congestive heart failure. He taught high school English and choreographed plays before moving to Hawaii, where he was the general manager of the Liberty House stores. After moving to Santa Maria, he worked at Radco Products, a solar manufacturing business. He was active in the community and served as president of the Santa Maria Rotary Club from 1999 to 2000 and supported the Santa Maria Valley Humane Society and the Santa Maria Philharmonic. He is survived by his wife, Judy; a daughter and son-in-law; a sister and brother-in-law.

 

Jun, 2020
63

Merril W. Ruck ’63, of Aurora, Colo.; Sept. 6. He had a long career in the U.S. Navy. After retiring from the Navy in 1997, he served as a senior administrator and in July 2005 became the executive director of the Naval Postgraduate School Foundation in Monterey, Calif., until 2013. He is survived by a daughter, a son-in-law, and two grandchildren, and a sister.

 

Jun, 2020
63

James N. Roitman ’63, of Berkeley, Calif., formerly of Providence; Mar. 12, 2019. After obtaining his PhD in chemistry at UCLA, he worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture at their western regional research center in Albany, Calif. He retired in 2005. He was a car enthusiast who enjoyed traveling to vintage car events in California, good wine, and snorkeling in tropical waters. He is survived by his wife, Esther; a son and daughter-in-law; two grandchildren; sisters Barbara Roitman Holt ’67 and Deborah Roitman Venator ’70; brother-in-law Richard Holt ’67; and two nephews, including Alexander Holt ’01.

 

Jun, 2020
63

John A. Mohler ’63, of Tucson, Ariz.; Dec. 28, of Parkinson’s disease. He worked in banking and radio prior to becoming a corrections program officer and teaching college courses with Cochise College and at the Correctional Officer Training Academy. He volunteered with Prison Ministries and retired after more than 20 years with the Arizona Department of Corrections. He is survived by his wife, Becky; seven children; and 19 grandchildren.

 

Jun, 2020
62

John J. Monnes ’62, of Westbrook, Conn.; Dec. 27, of dementia. He spent his entire business career with Connecticut General Life Insurance Co. He is survived by his wife, Suzanne; four children; three stepchildren; and 18 grandchildren.

 

Jun, 2020
62

Henry Biller ’62, of Warwick, R.I.; Dec. 30. He was a professor of clinical psychology at URI, where he taught for more than 30 years. He authored many books and was a passionate baseball fan. He is survived by his partner, Suzette, and her daughter; five sons, including Jonathan ’85 and Kenneth ’86; eight grandchildren, including Conor Biller ’12; a sister Euda Fellman ’54; and nephew Richard Fellman ’80.

 

Jun, 2020
61

Edward B. McLaughlin ’61, of Vero Beach, Fla., and Manhattan; Jan. 4. He began his career in the Manhattan office of Smith Barney prior to joining H.N. Whitney, Goadby & Co. He was recruited by the firm of Jesup and Lamont, where he was eventually promoted to partner. He was profiled several times in newspapers and magazines, including Barron’s, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Florida Trend. He left Wall Street and moved to Easton, Conn., where he founded Southport Associates and later Saugatuck Associates, managing money for family and friends. In 1975 he moved to Vero Beach and opened Victorian Accents, an antiques store. Also, while in Vero Beach, he served as chairman of the board of Atlantic Communications and Citrus Broadcasters, Inc., as well as the Wahlstrom Foundation, the VNA Foundation Board, and treasurer of Coast Wine Festival Board. He established the McLaughlin Charitable Foundation, which supported local charities in Vero Beach, Connecticut, and Virginia. He was a longtime member of the Sons of the American Revolution and a fan of the New York Giants, the New York Rangers, and UConn’s women’s basketball team. He is survived by his wife, Lisa; two children; six grandchildren, two great-granddaughters; a sister; and a cousin.

 

Jun, 2020
61

Eldon A. Hiebert ’61, of Deland, Fla.; Dec. 7, from complications of Parkinson’s disease. After serving in the U.S. Navy, he worked for Sanders Associates in New Hampshire, then moved to Pasadena, Maryland, where he founded an engineering company that specialized in automated control systems. He retired to Deland and enjoyed spending time sailing on his 36-foot wood sloop Stardust through the Intracoastal into the Caribbean to the Turks and Caicos. He is survived by several cousins and friends.

 

Jun, 2020
60

Roger P. Sacilotto ’60, of Warren, R.I.; Jan. 2, of a long illness. He worked as a chemist at the Geigy Chemical Co. in Cranston, R.I., and later for the Philip A. Hunt Chemical Corp. in Lincoln, R.I. He served as treasurer and vice president of the Enrico Caruso Society in Manville, R.I. He enjoyed boating, camping, fishing, traveling, and sports. He is survived by his wife, Mona; four children and their spouses; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two brothers.

 

Jun, 2020
59

John S. Tomasini ’59, of New Haven, Conn.; Jan. 18. He retired in 2002 from Polek and Polek Co., where he had worked as a wholesale distributor and warehouse manager. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was an avid Red Sox fan and enjoyed jazz music. He is survived by a cousin.

 

Jun, 2020
59

Jack J. Rosenblum ’59, of Deerfield, Mass.; Jan. 13. A Peace Corps volunteer in the early 1960s, he was among the first cohort to serve Costa Rica. He worked as a management consultant, first with his own company, River at Sunrise, and later as a principal of the Atlanta Consulting Group. He coauthored the book Managing from the Heart. In retirement he collaborated in teaching workshops on relationship skills with his wife and coauthored a second book titled The 5 Secrets of Marriage from the Heart. He served on the boards of North Star Fund and Wavework. He enjoyed reading, playing tennis, biking, and traveling the world. He is survived by his wife, Corinne; daughter Currie Saray Dugas ’07; a brother; a niece; and a nephew.

Jun, 2020
59

Mark A. Moynahan ’59, of Rockville, Md.; Jan. 4. His skills in electronics and radio communications led him to a career that spanned the globe. In 1954 he was employed by Page Communications in Goose Bay, Labrador, and Thule, Greenland. From 1957 to 1965 he worked for RCA in a position that moved him to Japan and then Germany. In 1965, he joined the National Security Agency and in 1969, he moved his family to Alice Springs, Australia, where he served as a mission director at Pine Gap. He returned to Maryland in 1972 and continued his work at NSA until retiring in 1988. He was active for more than 70 years in amateur radio and set up net control stations for emergencies and provided radio service during the 1950 hurricane. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Signal Corps and a member of the American Radio Relay League, Garrett County Amateur Radio Emergency Club, and Maryland Emergency Phone Net. He is survived by his wife, Denise; four daughters; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

 

Jun, 2020
59

Cornelius A. Bottomley ’59, of Plymouth, Mass.; Jan. 11, from complications of pancreatic cancer. He started the company New England Investment Properties, where he bought, sold, and built nursing homes. He was a former executive director of Massachusetts Federation of Nursing Homes. He started a nursing home administrator continuing education company, continued his entrepreneurial spirit establishing a Medicaid reimbursement consulting company, then purchased and managed investment properties. He continued working until he was 80. He was active in his community and a member of Plymouth Kiwanis Club for more than 40 years and the Bass River Yacht Club. He enjoyed sailing, swimming, skiing in Vermont, and spending summers on Cape Cod with family. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; a daughter and son-in-law; a son and daughter-in-law; and four grandchildren.

 

Jun, 2020
58

Frank D. Young ’58, of Kennett Square, Pa.; Jan. 17. He attended Brown and ran track for one year before transferring to the U.S. Naval Academy. He had a varied career as a naval officer, field training engineer, high school math teacher, and computer programmer. He was an avid runner, active in his community, and volunteered with several organizations, including the Freeport Historical Society and the Nassau County Math Teachers Assoc. He is survived by his wife, Carol Ann; two daughters and sons-in-law; two sons and daughters-in-law; 11 grandchildren; a sister; and a brother.

 

Jun, 2020
58

Henry E. Jakubiak ’58 of Glen Cove, N.Y.; Nov. 14, of cancer. He had a career as an economist for the International Monetary Fund. He is survived by his wife, Susan; a daughter; a son; and two sisters.

 

Jun, 2020
58

John Downes ’58, of Bridgeport, Conn.; Aug. 8, 2019, after a short illness. He was the author of many books and was a financial consultant and writer whose career encompassed banking, corporate and public finance, and investor relations. His books included Dictionary of Finance and Investment Terms, The Barron’s Finance and Investment Handbook, and Investing and Personal Finance: Thriving in Today’s Investment Landscape. In addition to being a follower of current events and an avid reader, he was also a jazz pianist. He is survived by daughter Anne Downes Whelan ’91; two grandchildren; four sisters; nephew Hugh Nicholson ’88; and his former wife, Katherine Downes.

 

Jun, 2020
58

Judith Applegate ’58, of Princeton, N.J.; Dec. 3, after a long illness. She ran a successful antiques business in Massachusetts and Connecticut before returning to New Jersey in 1994. She held various adjunct teaching positions throughout her career, most recently with the Cooper-Hewitt Museum graduate program, the Bard Graduate Center, and the Fashion Institute of Technology. Her professional career in the arts included work as an assistant curator with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; director of education and chief curator at the deCordova Museum (Mass.); director of New York’s Place des Antiquaires; vice president of Citibank Art Advisory Services; and director of Litchfield County Auctions (Conn.). Returning to New Jersey, she enjoyed helping with the Master Gardeners of Mercer County and continued to run her own art and antiques appraisal business before retiring in 2016. She is survived by a daughter, two grandchildren, a niece, and two nephews.
 

 

Jun, 2020
57

Valmore A. Pelletier ’57, of Albany, N.Y.; Jan. 7. After graduating from Albany Medical College in 1963, he served in Vietnam as a captain in the U.S. Army, commanding a mobile army surgical hospital unit. Upon return from Vietnam, he worked in private practice as a neurosurgeon in Albany. He is survived by his wife, Leslie; a daughter; two sons; two daughters-in-law; and six grandchildren.

 

Jun, 2020
57

Lee E. Norton Jr. ’57, of Virginia Beach, Va.; Dec. 9. He was a commander in the U.S. Navy, a naval aviator, and an OPS officer on the USS Independence. He received several awards for his distinguished military service, including the Meritorious Service Medal with Gold Star, Navy Commendation Medal and National Defense Service Medal. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; two daughters; a son; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

 

Jun, 2020
57

Virginia Kelly Mortimer ’57, of Simsbury, Conn.; Dec. 23. She worked at Southern New England Telephone before starting a family. In 1967, she and her husband founded the Periodical Corp., a printing and publishing company in West Hartford, Conn. She retired in 1994. She worked with her husband, both professionally and on many charitable projects, including recruiting and shipping medicine, hospital equipment, books and supplies for Episcopal schools and medical facilities in the (Palestine) Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem. She volunteered for the Evangelism Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut importing olive wood crosses from Bethlehem and selling them to American Christian churches. In 1985 she founded the Barnabas Foundation, a private, nonprofit foundation that makes gifts primarily for Christian endeavors. She was a lifelong knitter and enjoyed making prayer shawls for people in hospitals and nursing homes. She is survived by her husband, Laird; a daughter; and a grandson.

 

Jun, 2020
56

Arthur Weddell ’56, of Stanton, Calif.; Feb. 25. He was an aircraft design engineer of military aircraft and worked for Northrop Aircraft for 30 years. He owned and operated Sandbar Sporting Dogs kennel, which consisted of breeding, training, and showing Brittany spaniels and Labrador retrievers. He enjoyed hunting upland game and waterfowl and was also a licensed falconer. He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law.

 

Jun, 2020
57

Daniel G. Siegel ’57, of Providence; Dec. 18. He was the proprietor of M&S Rare Books and M&S Press of Providence and an icon in the book collecting world for more than 50 years. He retired in March 2019. He was a member Brown’s Library Advisory Council, a board member on the Friends of the Library, and a long and dedicated supporter of special collections at Brown. He twice received Brown University Library’s highest honor, the William Williams Award, once as an individual for his generous gifts to special collections and once as a 2012 member of the Library Advisory Council for its support of the renovation of the John Hay Library. To honor his generous support to the library throughout his life, Brown has established The Daniel G. Siegel Fellowship. The focus of his most recent gift was American literature, American history, and the history of science, but it also encompassed a broad range of other subjects. He served as president of Common Cause of Rhode Island for many years. He was an avid sprinter who competed in masters track events both locally and around the country until his late 70s. He is survived by his companion, Sheila Hughes; two sons; two daughters-in-law; three grandchildren; sister Judith Siegel Novak ’55; niece Lindsey Arenberg ’86; and nephew Andrew Arenberg ’84.

 

Jun, 2020
56

Richard L. Thompson ’56, of Brewster, Mass., formerly of Providence, and Westfield, Mass.; Nov. 19, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. After graduating from Yale Law School, he began working as an associate for the Providence law firm of Tillinghast, Collins, and Tanner. In 1963 he moved to Westfield and became a corporate lawyer for the then Stanley Home Products company, specializing in labor and real estate law. He became an assistant secretary of the Corporation. Following his retirement, he moved to Brewster on Cape Cod and joined his wife in her antique business, Bayberry Antiques. He was a member of the Cape Cod Antiques Dealers Association for many years and a longtime member of the First Congregational Church of Harwich, where he had served as a trustee. He enjoyed skiing in Vermont and traveling to Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, and Williamsburg, Va. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; a daughter and son-in-law; a son and daughter-in-law; four grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

 

Jun, 2020
56

Donald S. Cohen ’56, of Pasadena, Calif.; Jan. 9. He was one of the first faculty members recruited for Caltech’s newly formed applied mathematics program in 1965, earning tenure in 1971. His research covered a variety of topics, including early work in the theory of reaction-diffusion equations and later on nonlinear differential equations, pattern formation, stability, and bifurcations that had a significant impact on mathematical biology and chemical engineering. At Caltech he was a popular teacher who received awards for undergraduate teaching excellence in 1979, 1987, and 1998. In 2000, he was awarded the Richard P. Feynman Prize for Excellence in Teaching. He served as the executive officer of applied mathematics from 1988 to 1993 and was chair for the Division of Engineering and Applied Science in 1990. He also served as chairman of the faculty from 1983 to 1985 and from 1986 to 1987 he chaired the faculty advisory committee of the Caltech Board of Trustees. In 1998 he was named Charles Lee Powell Professor of Applied Mathematics. He retired in 2003. He was a member of numerous organizations, including the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, the American Mathematical Society, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. From 1993 to 1995, he was the director of the Center for Nonlinear Studies at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He is survived by his wife Natalie and daughter Susan Cohen ’89, ’91 AM.

 

Jun, 2020
55

Gordon E. Perry ’55, of Barrington, R.I., formerly of Westport, Conn.; Dec. 9. At Brown he was a member of the ROTC for the U.S. Navy and upon graduation served two years in the Navy, becoming a lieutenant and chief gunnery officer. From 1958 to 1993 he worked in the insurance/pension business for Mutual of New York. He retired as vice chairman and a member of the board of trustees. He moved to Rhode Island in 1996. He was an active supporter of Brown athletics and served as president of the Brown Football Association and president of the Brown University Sports Foundation. He especially enjoyed watching his sons and grandsons play Brown football. He is survived by eight children and their spouses, including son Scott ’92; 12 grandchildren, including Robert Hughes ’17, Alexander Hughes ’20, and William Perry ’22; a great-grandson; and two sisters.

 

Jun, 2020
55

William S. Penhallow ’55, of Charlestown, R.I.; Jan. 15, after a prolonged illness. He was a professor of physics and astronomy at URI for 35 years. Early in his career he conducted research at the Naval Underwater Sound Laboratory. He also taught and conducted research at Brown, Wesleyan University, and Indiana University. He served as director of the URI Quonochontaug observatory and was one of the founders and first directors of the Frosty Drew Observatory in Ninigret Park, Charlestown. He was a lifelong member of Skyscrapers, the Amateur Astronomical Society of Rhode Island, the American Astronomical Society, and the American Association of Variable Star Observers. As a member of the New England Antiquities Research Association, he made groundbreaking discoveries concerning the solar, lunar, and stellar alignments in the Newport Tower in Tower Park, Newport, R.I. He also served as chairman of the Chariho and Charlestown school committees and was the Charlestown Town Moderator. He was a Mason, past master at the Franklin Lodge and past high priest at Unity Chapter. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; four sons and their spouses; four grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; a brother; and nieces and nephews.
 

 

Jun, 2020
55

Harvey J. Ades ’55, of Cutler Bay, Fla.; May 19, 2019. He established The Harvey Ades Family Foundation to continue his parents’ tradition of philanthropy. He is survived by his wife, Rebecca; six children; six grandchildren; a sister; and two brothers.

 

Jun, 2020
55

Jeannette Sheridan Adams ’55, of Hilton Head Island, S.C.; Oct. 30. She was a volunteer at Hilton Head Hospital, a member at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, and a stalwart of the golf community at The Sea Pines Country Club. She is survived by two daughters and their spouses.

Jun, 2020
53

Robert L. Radcliffe ’53, of East Greenwich, R.I.; Jan. 27. He was a sales engineer for Miller Box Co. of Warwick, R.I. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and remained in the U.S. Navy Reserve, rising to the rank of Commander. He enjoyed reading, traveling, technology, and playing golf. He is survived by three children, three stepchildren, seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and one step-great-grandchild.

 

Jun, 2020
53

Sally Wilcox O’Day ’53, of Jupiter, Fla.; Jan. 5. She worked at Small Joys in Bedford, N.Y., and volunteered at the Folk Art Museum in New York City. She was a lifelong golfer and enjoyed playing in Chappaqua, N.Y.; Scituate, Mass.; and Jupiter. She is survived by four daughters, two sons-in-law, two grandchildren, two great-granddaughters, two sisters, and several nieces and nephews, including Mark O’Day ’77.

Jun, 2020
52

Benjamin McKendall ’52, of Mountain View, Calif.; Jan. 11. He worked as the dean of admissions and student affairs at Occidental College, Reed College, and SUNY Old Westbury and was an administrator at the College Board’s Palo Alto office. Throughout his career he was a leader in advancing diversity and inclusion in American universities and participated in the civil rights movement. During the summer of 1964 he ran the communications center of the Council of Federated Organizations in Jackson, Miss., and in 1973 he took a position at San Jose State University, from which he retired 21 years later as associate vice president of student services. He earned his private pilot’s license and enjoyed traveling widely. For 21 years he was a docent at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He enjoyed photography, storytelling, and river rafting. He was survived by his wife, Patty; seven daughters; a stepson; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and his brother, David ’54.

 

Jun, 2020
52

Nancy Cleveland Kimon ’52, of Mattapoisett, Mass., formerly of Mendham, N.J.; Jan. 16. She volunteered with many causes and was active in her community. She was a member of the Christian Women’s Club of Cape Cod and the Mattapoisett Woman’s Club and for 13 years was a trustee of the historic Sandwich Glass Museum. In 1991 she assisted in restoring the Carriage House at the Congregational Church in Mattapoisett. She is survived by a daughter.

Jun, 2020
51

Neil Donavan ’51, of Laguna Beach, Calif.; Nov. 5.

 

Jun, 2020
51

Charles F. Clarke Jr. ’51, of Lake Forest, Ill.; Jan. 1. He served as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. After he left the military, he began a career in Chicago real estate at Arthur Rubloff & Co., where he became vice president in 1963. He was recruited by Sudler & Co. in 1965, a firm known for its residential property management in Chicago. This led to managing and leasing the new John Hancock Center building and later work on Water Tower Place. He continued to work in commercial brokerage at Sudler for 39 years. He served on the boards of the Mid City Bank, Verado Energy Inc., the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Catholic Charities, Barat College, Onwentsia Club, and Lake Forest Hospital. He was mayor of Lake Forest from 1990 to 1993. He enjoyed the outdoors, horseback riding, fishing, skiing, camping, hunting, and especially traveling to Telluride, Colorado, where he purchased a ranch. He also enjoyed trips to Eastern Europe, Ireland, Asia, Africa, South American, Australia, and New Zealand. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor; three sons; a daughter-in-law; seven grandchildren; a sister; and several nieces
and nephews.

 

Jun, 2020
51

Michael J. Cantwell ’51 of New York City; Apr. 8, 2019. He published his eleventh novel, The Minister’s Wife, on Feb. 26, 2019. He is survived by a sister.

 

Jun, 2020
51

Charles I. Bearse Jr. ’51, of Bethlehem, Pa.; Dec. 9. He had a long career in sales with Bethlehem Steel. After retiring, he served as vice president of Philadelphia Steel and Wire. He enjoyed hosting at his beach house in Avalon, N.J., and genealogy. He is survived by four children, eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, two nieces, and a nephew.

 

Jun, 2020
50

Donald R. MacDonald ’50, of Shelburne, Vt.; Jan. 20. He served in the U.S. Navy, where he completed two tours of duty in Europe and received the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal Gold Star. He then attended Brown, and upon graduation, began a career in the insurance industry. He worked at Liberty Mutual and Travelers prior to purchasing the Peterson Rowlands Insurance Agency. In 1970 his agency merged with another agency to form Hackett, Valine & MacDonald and he served as a senior vice president. He retired from the agency in 1993. He served as president of the Independent Insurance Agents of Vermont in 1985 and in 1992 was involved in starting the local Play It Again Sports franchise store. He retired again in 2010. He was active in several community organizations, including the Burlington Lions Club, the Green Mountain Audubon Society, the Unitarian Church in Burlington, and the American Red Cross. He was an avid skier and a member of the National Ski Patrol at Mad River Glen in the early 1960s. He was a founding member of the Hartford Ski Club at Mad River Glen. He also enjoyed playing golf, hiking, canoeing, and camping. He is survived by three children and four grandchildren.

 

Jun, 2020
50

Donald M. Higgins ’50, of Essex, Conn.; Jan. 21, of cancer. After serving in the Korean War, he pursued a career in pharmacy, graduating from UConn School of Pharmacy. He worked on a cancer drug at the former Lederle Labs (N.Y.) and the production of veterinary medicines at Masticure (Conn.), concluding his career at Tower Labs in Essex. He was an active member of St. John’s Episcopal Church and is survived by three children, five grandchildren, and two step-grandchildren.

Jun, 2020
50

Harold S. Goldman ’50, of Rye, N.Y.; Sept. 10. He is survived by his wife Rosa.

 

Jun, 2020
50

Gifford Grimm ’50, of Little Silver, N.J.; Jan. 16. He received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1954 and completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology in 1958, followed by service in the U.S. Army. He served at Ft. Bragg as a general surgeon, delivering more than 5,000 babies. In 1960 he was deployed as a MASH surgeon, attending to casualties in the aftermath of multiple earthquakes in Chile. After his discharge, he moved to New Jersey and joined Monmouth County Associates, where he was an ob-gyn for more than 53 years. He retired in 2013. He was a Mason for 65 years and a member of Tower Hill Presbyterian Church for 70 years. He volunteered to make and distribute meals for the homeless and regularly attended Bible Studies class. He and his wife enjoyed driving their Icelandic ponies at exhibitions with the Garden State Horse and Carriage Society. He also enjoyed sailing and was a member of the U.S. Power Squadron and the Shrewsbury Navigators Club. He sailed his own sailboat from New Jersey to Bermuda. He is survived by four children and their spouses, seven grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.
 

 

Jun, 2020
50

Jean Steinbright Atherton ’50, of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; Dec. 12. She was a homemaker and enjoyed playing bridge and golf and traveling to all seven continents. She is survived by three children, four granddaughters, and a great-grandson.

 

Jun, 2020
49

Ellamae Andrews Magee ’49, of Great Barrington, Mass.; Dec. 29. She taught elementary education over the course of 25 years, first at Berkshire County Day School in Lenox and later at Pomeroy Elementary School in Pittsfield. In addition, along with her husband she ran a summer camp in North Adams, Mass., for 20 years. She was involved in religious and civic organizations and was a founding member of the Berkshire Quilt Guild. She enjoyed reading, ballroom dancing, yoga, and gardening. She is survived by her husband, Robert; five children; and eight grandchildren.

 

Jun, 2020
48

Gordon R. Pyper ’48, of Vero Beach, Fla., formerly of Vermont; Dec. 23. He was a professor of civil engineering at Norwich University for 23 years. He spent a decade with Dufresne-Henry Engineering Co. in North Springfield, Vt., and a decade as commissioner of water resources for the state of Vermont. He served in the U.S. Air Force and enjoyed sailing the waters of Lake Champlain. He is survived by a daughter, a son, three grandchildren, and a sister.

 

Jun, 2020
48

Alice Forstall Dana ’48, of Scituate, Mass., formerly of Huntington, Conn.; Jan. 3. She worked as a nurse for more than 40 years. She sang in her church choir and was an avid sports fan who followed the Boston Red Sox, Brown, and UNH sports teams. She enjoyed knitting, traveling, and playing Mahjong and Scrabble. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, two sons and daughters-in-law, four grandchildren, and sister-in-law Louise Dimlich Forstall ’51.

 

Jun, 2020
47

William P. Sayer ’47, of Dayton, Ohio; Jan. 2, after a brief illness. He worked as an accountant at Standard Register and SCM Allied Egry Business Systems. He enjoyed singing in his church choir for many years, painting, sailing, and playing tennis. He is survived by seven children, 15 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.

 

Jun, 2020
47

George Deckey ’47, of Eastchester, N.Y.; Jan. 10. He was a professor of chemistry at RISD from 1947 to 1966 and at Rhode Island College from 1966 to 1987. For several years he was a member of the admissions committee at RISD. He volunteered at Save the Bay, the American Chemical Society, and the Arabic Education Foundation. In 1993 he was awarded the Esther B. Small Award for Volunteer of the Year at Save the Bay. He enjoyed carpentry and restoring antique furniture. He is survived by his wife, Gloria; son George ’84 and his spouse; son Robert ’85 and his spouse; daughter Chantal Simon ’86 and her spouse; son Jeff ’88 and his spouse; 11 grandchildren, including David Deckey ’15, Ben Deckey ’20, and Isabella Deckey ’22; a brother-in-law; a niece; and four nephews.

 

Jun, 2020
45

Richard Silverman ’45, of Newton, Mass.; Dec. 7. He ran Hy-Sil Manufacturing Co., a family owned business. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He was a longtime member of the Young Presidents Organization and a fundraiser for Newton Wellesley Hospital, Beth Israel Hospital, Boston Ballet, and Brown. He was also a self-published author of two memoirs and a master bridge player. He is survived by his wife, Sandra; a daughter and her spouse; a son; a granddaughter; a sister; and several nieces and nephews.
 

 

Jun, 2020
45

Mary Santee Harris ’45, of Durango, Colo; Dec. 29. She moved west to work on a ranch after graduation. She briefly returned to the East Coast to work with the Girl Scouts of America, but she longed to be back out west and moved to work on several ranches and teach at a one-room schoolhouse. She obtained degrees in animal science from the University of Wyoming and a master’s in journalism from Oklahoma State. She then worked at the University of Wyoming in publications and was appointed director of the university news service. On her own ranch in 2004, she began welcoming Durango Agility Dogs to use her property for meetings, classes, events, and practices with their dogs. She also enjoyed water aerobics. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law.

 

Jun, 2020
45

Margaret Wooster Freeman ’45, of Brunswick, Me.; Dec. 24. She received master’s degrees in musicology from Smith College and English literature from Middlebury College. She taught English literature at Allegheny College before moving to the College of William and Mary, where she was an associate professor and chair of the music department. She chaired numerous campus-wide committees and was the first woman president of the first Phi Beta Kappa chapter at William and Mary. She retired in 1989. She became a senior fellow at Robinson College and Cambridge University (UK), where she spent biannual spring terms. She enjoyed traveling to unfamiliar places at unseasonable times, including New Zealand, India, Japan, Mexico, Portugal, and Italy. She is survived by a daughter; son, John Freeman ’70; three granddaughters; and five
great-grandchildren.

 

Jun, 2020
43

Ruth Weed Szabo ’43, of Cranston, R.I.; Jan. 22. She worked for the U.S. Government with the OSS and the CIA from 1943 to 1953 in Sri Lanka, Rome, Cyprus, and Washington, D.C. Following her retirement from the government, she was a verse writer and assistant editor for Paramount Greeting Cards in Providence. In 1965 she earned a master’s of library science degree from URI and for the next 22 years was in charge of the medical library at St. Joseph’s Hospital. She retired as the coordinator of library services for both St. Joseph’s and Our Lady of Fatima hospitals. She enjoyed reading, sewing, and gardening. She is survived by her sister Edna Weed Logan ’46 and several nieces and nephews.

 

Jun, 2020
43

Katharine Caruthers Schultz ’43, of San Francisco; Dec. 1, after a brief illness. After graduating she moved to California, where she worked as a medical lab technician before marrying and starting a family. She was a community volunteer and a talented quilter. She enjoyed music and was passionate about many causes that helped people and the planet. She is survived by her children, extended family, and friends.

 

Jun, 2020
42

Edward A. Carr ’42, of Germantown, Tenn.; Nov. 8. He was a retired chair of the department of pharmacology and therapeutics at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. He graduated from Harvard Medical School, was an intern at Rhode Island Hospital for one year, served for two years in active duty in the Army Medical Corps, and then returned to Harvard Medical School, where he was a research fellow and instructor in pharmacology. After completing his residency in internal medicine at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, he joined the University of Michigan Medical School faculty as an assistant professor of internal medicine and pharmacology, then left to serve in the U.S. Navy, taking part in early research on anthrax as a biological warfare weapon. He returned to Michigan and was appointed an associate professor in 1957, professor of pharmacology in 1962, and professor of internal medicine in 1967. He later served as professor and chair of pharmacology at the University of Louisville School of Medicine for two years before moving to the University at Buffalo in 1976. He served 12 years as department chair and became an emeritus professor of medicine and professor of pharmacology and therapeutics in 1992. He was a member of several scientific advisory committees for the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Veterans Administration, and the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America. He was a consultant to hospitals and to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. His memberships were many, including the American College of Physicians, American Thyroid Association, and American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, by which he was honored with the Henry W. Elliott Distinguished Service Medal in 1981. He also received a Commendation for Teaching Excellence in 1989, and the University at Buffalo presents an award in his name to outstanding pharmacology students each year. He enjoyed baseball and foreign languages. He is survived by a daughter and three grandchildren.

 

Jun, 2020
39

Ruth Manter Lind ’39, ’42 AM, of Attleboro, Mass., at 102 years of age; Jan. 22. Upon graduation she began teaching Latin in Connecticut and later Massachusetts. Her last 29 years teaching were spent in the Brookline, Mass., public school system. During World War II she volunteered as a nurse’s aide. She was a member of the National Wildlife Foundation, the National Teacher’s Assoc., and on the board of trustees for the First Baptist Church of Attleboro. Phi Beta Kappa. She enjoyed learning about history, languages, and culture; watching historical programs; reading; solving Sudoku puzzles; knitting; and gardening. At the time of her death she was reading about physics. She is survived by a sister-in-law and 11 nieces and nephews.

 

Related classes:
Class of 1939, GS Class of 1942
Jun, 2020
39

Margaret Porter Dolan ’39, ’43 AM, of East Greenwich, R.I.; at 101 years of age; Dec. 31. She taught school for many years, her last 23 before retirement at Gorton Junior High School in Warwick, R.I. She was class president her junior and senior years and later served as president of the Pembroke Club of Kent County and St. Aloysius Guild. She enjoyed learning, driving fast, watching football and Jeopardy!, entertaining, and especially summering with family in Matunuck. She is survived by six children and their spouses; 12 grandchildren, including Bridget Turaga ’01; and 17 great-grandchildren.

 

Related classes:
Class of 1939, GS Class of 1943
Apr, 2020
52
Fighting the Good Fight
Arlene Gorton ’52: a warrior for female athletes through turbulent times, including the Brown-Pembroke merger and the passage of Title IX.
Read More
Photo of Arlene Gorton ’52
Apr, 2020
FAC

Robert M. Dowben, of Providence; Nov. 11. He had a distinguished career as a physician, as a scientist, and in academia. As a professor, he had faculty appointments at the University of Pennsylvania, Northwestern University, MIT, Harvard Medical School, the University of Bergen in Norway, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas, and most recently at Brown, where he was named an emeritus professor. He was the author of more than 150 scientific publications and four books regarding cell and muscle physiology. He was the recipient of many accolades for his contributions to medicine and science, including the National Foundation for Neuromuscular Disease Award, and he served as a representative on the Baylor Research Foundation. He was named on eight patents. Following his retirement from Brown, he continued to mentor graduate students. He was an accomplished pianist and a former captain in the U.S. Air Force. He is survived by his wife, Carla; three children; and six grandchildren.

 

Apr, 2020
GS 18

Benjamin P. Gudorf ’18 AM, of Dayton, Ohio; Oct. 29. He is survived by his wife, Lauren; a son; his parents; and four brothers.

 

Apr, 2020
GS 16

Kimberly A. Mailloux ’16 MPH, of Fall River, Mass.; Oct. 9. She worked for Lifespan in Providence as an operations analyst. She was on the board of the Massachusetts Organization of Genealogy Society and was a member of Somerset Genealogy and the BAA. She enjoyed going to farmer’s markets, camping trips, and history. She is survived by her husband, Robert; a daughter; her mother; a brother; a sister; and a niece.

Apr, 2020
GS 79

Albert R. Frackelton ’79 PhD, of Rumford, R.I.; Oct. 14. He was an associate professor of research at Brown for 30 years, as well as a staff member in the department of medicine and research at Roger Williams Medical Center. Upon retirement, he remained active with the research safety and radiation committees at Roger Williams Medical Center. He was passionate about climate change, demonstrated through his participation in RI Interfaith Power and Light and the Environmental Ministries of the United Church of Christ at the national conference and local levels. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie; two children and their spouses; six grandchildren; two sisters; and a brother-in-law.

Apr, 2020
GS 79

Jane E. Carvalho ’79 AM, of Mattapoisett, Mass.; Oct. 19, after a long illness. She earned a JD at Northeastern School of Law. She was fluent in several languages and worked as a translator and cryptologist for the FBI, spent several years as an ESL educator, and in 1983 passed the bar and became a family law attorney. She began her law career at the Law Office of Armand Fernandes, Jr., before opening a private practice in 1987 with offices in Boston, New Bedford, and Martha’s Vineyard. She was a member of the Board of Bar Overseers Hearing Committee and a past president of the Massachusetts Bar Association Family Law Section Council. She lectured frequently. She was a longtime member of the Pentecostal Assembly in New Bedford and traveled to India for mission work. She enjoyed hiking, biking, camping,
and being at the ocean. She is survived by four cousins.

 

Apr, 2020
GS 76

Shan Shih ’76 PhD, of Troy, Mich.; Nov. 12, of an infection while receiving treatment for bladder cancer. He worked for Rockwell Automotive/Arvin Meritor as principal engineer, chief engineer, and engineering director for 26 years. He also taught at Lawrence Technological University for eight years as an adjunct professor. He enjoyed developing computer simulation programs of automotive mechanical systems, as well as mountain climbing, hiking, and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Carey; two sons; and four grandchildren.

Apr, 2020
GS 73

James T. Fahey ’73 PhD, of Troy, N.Y.; Nov. 23. He taught philosophy at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the University of Albany, Siena College, and Sage College. He enjoyed volleyball, softball, soccer, kayaking, bicycling, hiking, camping, and Irish music. He is survived by his wife, Kathy; a sister; a brother; and several nieces and nephews.

Apr, 2020
GS 72

Anthony F. Ross ’72 PhD, of Arundel, Me.; Nov. 23. He worked in the field of medicine both as a health care provider and in the laboratory in the field of biochemistry. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, was a member of the Lions Club in Kennebunk, and enjoyed fishing and karaoke. He is survived by five children and their spouses, two grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Apr, 2020
GS 68

Louis R. Bedell ’68 ScM, ’71 PhD, of West Monroe, La.; Oct. 31. He taught physics at the University of Louisiana Monroe. He was a devout Catholic and enjoyed singing in the church choir. He also enjoyed fixing cars and repairing household items, spending time with his grandchildren, square dancing, and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Rosemary; five children and their spouses; 12 grandchildren; a brother; and two sisters-in-law.

 

Apr, 2020
67

Richard T. Flood ’67 MAT, of Jamestown, R.I.; Oct. 30. He was a teacher, coach, and mentor at Pomfret School in Pomfret, Conn.; at Charterhouse School in Godalming, England, where he was a Fulbright Scholar; and for more than 20 years at Noble and Greenough School in Dedham, Mass. In 1988 he was appointed headmaster at Salisbury School in Salisbury, Conn. After retiring from Salisbury, he created Dick Flood Education Services, inspiring young educators to find jobs in independent schools. He was a Hall of Fame hockey coach who led the Nobles for more than 30 years. He founded the Summer Europa Cup, which graduated several NHL and Olympic athletes. He also enjoyed gardening and nature. He is survived by three children and their spouses, seven grandchildren, and a brother.

 

Apr, 2020
GS 61

Richard J. Sederstrom ’61 MAT, of Agawam, Mass., and York, Me.; Oct. 18. He served the Concord Public Schools and Concord-Carlisle Regional School District for 43 years before retiring in 2005. He taught math and science at Concord-Carlisle Regional High School for 16 years and represented the science department as chair for two terms, as well as holding elective office in the Concord Teachers’ Association. For the next 27 years, he was director of personnel for the school system; then, he served a three-year term as president of the American Association for Employment in Education. He received the Priscilla A. Scotian Award for distinguished service in the field of recruiting and training teachers. He enjoyed coaching youth sports and playing tennis and cards, reading, rooting for the New England Patriots, and spending time with family and friends. He is survived by three children and their spouses, and six grandchildren.

 

Apr, 2020
GS 60

Edgar L. Chapman ’60 AM, ’64 PhD, of East Peoria, Ill.; Oct. 11. He was professor emeritus in the English department at Bradley University, where he taught writing and literature from 1963 to 2002. He authored numerous articles and books, including The Magic Labyrinth of Philip Jose Farmer and The Road to Castle Mount: The Science Fiction of Robert Silverberg. He also co-edited Classic and Iconoclastic Alternate History Science Fiction. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and the Rhode Island National Guard. He is survived by two sons and their spouses, three grandchildren, and a brother.

Apr, 2020
GS 57

John W. Schultz ’57 PhD, of Centreville, Md.; Nov. 24. He was a professor of chemistry and taught at the U.S. Naval Academy and the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., for more than 40 years. In 1996 he was named professor emeritus. He was a member of the American Chemical Society and the American Physical Society. He was a volunteer for Special Olympics and an active member in his local church. He is survived by his wife, Helen; four sons; and 16 grandchildren.

Apr, 2020
09

Tara D. Parente ’09, of Philadelphia; Nov. 15. She is survived by her mother and sister.

 

Apr, 2020
08

Rukesh S. Samarasekera ’08, of Orange, Calif.; Nov. 19. He was an avid writer and communications professional who used his skills to introduce the world to the LEED projects that are changing the way we look at buildings and what they can do, to the people behind those projects, and to the concept that we really can make the world better if we each do our part. He was the Storyteller and Changemaker of the U.S. Green Building Council and the mastermind behind the Changemakers podcast series that highlighted the stories of sustainability champions. In 2014 he hosted inspirational events for Catalyst Week. In 2015 he established Sarong Shorts, a company that worked with single mothers in Sri Lanka to produce upcycled sarongs. He also started the Comeback Collective, an educational and inspirational multimedia project celebrating tenacity in the face of hardship. He is survived by his parents, grandmother, a brother, an aunt and uncle, and a cousin.

Apr, 2020
05

Danielle Wainer ’05, of Forest Hills, N.Y.; Nov. 6, from Burkitt lymphoma. She pursued a career that spanned the Human Rights Watch to a Fulbright Fellowship in Peru. She then completed a dual master’s degree and after working several years on Wall Street, accepted an offer in Bogota, Colombia, breaking into the field of impact investing and social venture capital at Elevar Equity before being diagnosed in June 2018. She is survived by her husband, Paolo; her father; a sister; and her grandmother.

 

Apr, 2020
87

Peter Zidlicky ’87, of Larchmont, N.Y.; Oct. 7. After graduating from Columbia Business School, he worked with both large and boutique investment companies, including Solomon Brothers, Donaldson Lufkin Jenrette, and Atlantic Pacific Capital, before forming his own company in 2004, Sound Shore Advisors. At Brown he was a member of Kappa Sigma and both the football and lacrosse teams. Later in life he enjoyed coaching his daughters’ lacrosse teams, eventually founding Black Paw Lacrosse. He also enjoyed spending time with family in Virginia and on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. He is survived by two daughters; his mother; brother Paul ’89; five nieces and nephews; and his former wife, Jennifer Ogden ’87.

 

Apr, 2020
80

Sallie McLean Ramsden ’80, of Lyme, N.H.; Oct. 28. A homemaker and community volunteer, she restored old homes, researched the genealogy of her family, and was instrumental in restoring the Lyme Congregational Church and Lyme Academy building. She was a leader of the Lyme Historians and co-authored a history of Lyme. She enjoyed gardening, sailing, skiing, hiking, and traveling. She is survived by her husband, Richard Ramsden ’59; a daughter; two sons and their spouses; and seven grandchildren, including David Rabin ’14.

 

Apr, 2020
75

Cindy L. Greenhalgh ’75, of Atlanta; Oct. 27, after a six-year struggle with leukemia. After receiving degrees from Brown and Massachusetts College of Art and Design, she obtained her master’s degree from San Francisco Art Institute and Georgia State. For many years she taught English to non-native speakers in the middle and high schools of the Atlanta Public School system. She enjoyed working with pastels, drawing, photography, and collage work. She was pursuing her dream of opening a children’s art school prior to her health failing. She is survived by a daughter, a son, four sisters, and two brothers-in-law.

 

Apr, 2020
72

Reid Coleman ’72, ’75 MD, of Columbia, Md.; Dec. 2. He practiced internal medicine for more than 20 years in Providence. In 2001 he became the medical director at Lifespan Health System, where he remained until 2011, when he became chief medical information officer for Nuance Communications. Throughout his career he continued to teach residents and students in the Brown system. He received many teaching awards and retired in 2017. He enjoyed traveling, woodworking, and playing bridge. He is survived by his wife, Katherine.

 

Related classes:
Class of 1972, MD Class of 1975
Apr, 2020
71

John K. Mell ’71, of Summit, N.J.; Nov. 21, from colon cancer. He worked in international finance at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Citibank, and Resources Global Professionals, serving as a chief administrative officer before retiring in 2014. In retirement he worked at SAGE’s Furniture Restoration Workshop. He was an avid genealogist and enjoyed reading. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Phi Delta Beta. He is survived by his wife, Anne; three children and their spouses; seven grandchildren; his mother; and a brother.

 

Apr, 2020
71

Nancy Dadekhian Hersey ’71, of Cranston, R.I.; Oct. 31. She is survived by five children, including daughter Alicia Hersey ’15, ’20 MD.

 

Apr, 2020
71

David R. Bradley ’71, of Avon, Conn.; Nov. 30. After Brown, he entered the actuarial program at The Hartford, where he rose to executive vice president during his 29-year tenure. He was an accomplished musician and in addition to being the organist at Asylum Hill Congregational Church, he formed the Worthington Trio with his wife as a member. He was a member of the American Academy of Actuaries and the Rhode Island National Guard. He enjoyed playing golf, tennis, and squash, and was an avid fan of the UConn women’s basketball team. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen; a daughter and her spouse; a son; a grandson; a stepson; his mother; and a sister.

 

Apr, 2020
69

David H. Murray ’69, of Dublin, N.H.; Sept. 28. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; four children; a brother; and nieces and nephews.

Apr, 2020
69

Jonathan S. Hall ’69, of Kendall Park, N.J.; Oct. 28. He retired in 1989 as a pharmaceutical sales representative with Spex Industries, Edison. He is survived by his husband, William C. Guarini; sister Sheila Hall ’76; and a brother.

 

Apr, 2020
67

Jeffrey C. Foster ’67, of St. Louis, Mo.; Nov. 9, of pancreatic cancer. He spent most of his career at Bell Laboratories providing contributions to the developing field of computer-aided design, and retired as vice president from AT&T. He then formed his own company, Twin-Bridge Consulting, and worked for five years as a consultant for several Fortune 500 companies and for Duke University Medical School. He also taught classes as an associate professor at Stevens Institute of Technology. He enjoyed river cruising, playing golf, and spending time with family, especially each summer on the coast of Maine. He is survived by three children, including Karen de Foy ’94; seven grandchildren; sister Linda Henry ’63; and his former wife, Muriel McCormick Foster ’67.

 

Apr, 2020
67

Marvin A. Brookner ’67, of Berkeley, Calif.; Oct. 16, of pancreatic cancer. After receiving his JD from George Washington Law School, he moved to Berkeley and began working as a criminal defense attorney in the Public Defender’s Office of Solano County. He worked his way up to chief public defender in the Felony Department. He was known to wear bow ties and defend those without the means for legal counsel. In 2004 he retired. He was an avid cyclist, bird watcher, and gardener. He enjoyed crossword puzzles, the Los Angeles Angels and Raiders, and traveling. He is survived by his partner, Phylee; two daughters; two stepdaughters; a son-in-law; two grandchildren; and his brother Edward ’64.

Apr, 2020
67

Edward Branigan ’67 of Bellingham, Wash.; June 29, of acute myeloid leukemia. After graduating from Brown, he earned a JD and PhD in film studies from the University of Wisconsin. He joined the film and media studies faculty at UC Santa Barbara in 1984 and taught until his retirement in 2012. From 1989 to 1994 he served as chair of the department and later was instrumental in the design and implementation of the doctoral program in film and media studies at the school. He authored numerous books and articles. He enjoyed fishing, reading philosophy, watching sports, and photography. He is survived by his partner, Ellen Rabinowich; his mother; four sons; three sisters; a brother; and his former wife, Roberta Kimmel.

Apr, 2020
66

Donald S. Rae ’66, of Alexandria, Va.; Jan. 23, 2019. He worked as a research technician for 40 years, mostly at the National Institute of Mental Health. After retiring, he worked for the American Psychiatric Association. He was a member of the Society of Actuaries, Sigma Xi, and Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by a sister.

 

Apr, 2020
64

Mallory Hoover Decillis ’64, of Port Angeles, Wash.; Oct. 15, as a result of a stroke. She worked as an archaeological field excavator on the Ozette Indian Village at Cape Alava, Washington. After returning to school and acquiring a master’s degree from Antioch University in 1995, she worked in Port Angeles as a licensed mental health counselor until her retirement. She enjoyed kayaking and playing guitar. She is survived by her husband, Phil; sister Lee Truer ’75; and a brother.

Apr, 2020
64

Richard R. Rulon ’64, of Fort Washington, Pa.; Oct. 25. He obtained his JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and practiced immigration law for more than 30 years as a partner at Dechert, Price & Rhoads and later as a founding partner of the Klasko Immigration law firm. He served as commissioner for Upper Dublin Township, Pa., for several terms and ended his public service career as president of the board. He enjoyed skiing, fishing, and spending summers at the shore in Beach Haven, N.H., with family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; five daughters and sons-in-law; and 11 grandchildren.

 

Apr, 2020
64

John G. Lewis Jr. ’64, of Newton, Mass.; Oct. 8. He is survived by his wife, Jane; three sons and their spouses, including John G. Lewis III ’88; two stepchildren; and 12 grandchildren.

 

Apr, 2020
64

Bradford S. Gile ’64, of Belleville, Wisc.; Oct. 19. He continued his education at the University of Wisconsin­­-Madison in actuarial science and mathematics. He worked for American Family Insurance until retiring in 2005, when he resumed school to obtain his PhD. He was a fifth degree black belt in Shorin Ryu karate and mentored and instructed martial arts classes at the West Madison YMCA for 40 years. He enjoyed music and was an accomplished vocalist and trumpeter. He also enjoyed playing golf and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Kathy; two daughters and their spouses; four grandchildren; a brother; and a sister-in-law.

Apr, 2020
64

Stephen W. Easton ’64, of Delmar, N.Y.; Nov. 27, after a long illness. He obtained his JD in 1972 from Albany Law School. He spent most of his career as a title attorney with the firm of Sneeringer Monahan Provost & Redgrave. He enjoyed sports and played amateur softball for many years. He also played golf up until the year before his death. He was an accomplished guitar and banjo player and enjoyed folk music. He also liked to read all types of literature. He was a member of Psi Upsilon. He is survived by his wife, Diane; a daughter; three sons; six grandchildren; a sister; two brothers, including Albert ’60; and many nieces and nephews, including Nancy Easton ’86.

Apr, 2020
63

George W. Davidson III ’63, of Barrington, R.I.; Oct. 20. He was a veteran captain of the U.S. Marine Corps and served in Vietnam. He is survived by two sisters and eight nieces and nephews.

 

Apr, 2020
63

James L. Abernathy ’63, of New York City; Nov. 17, of complications related to the treatment of lymphoma. He held senior communications roles at ABC, CBS, and Warner Communications prior to founding Abernathy MacGregor in 1984, which grew to be a leading strategic and financial communications agency. Always willing to help those struggling with and recovering from alcoholism, and as director of The Caron Foundation, he helped to establish an alcohol and drug treatment program in the former Soviet Union in 1988 and in 1994 assisted in introducing that same program in Cuba. He also served as an overseer of the Brown University School of Medicine, a trustee emeritus of the Hackley School, a founder of Americans for Humanitarian Trade with Cuba, a member of the board of directors of The Caron Foundation, chairman of Caron New York, director of The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, and a former director of Episcopal Charities. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He is survived by his wife, Kevin; three daughters, including Nell ’04, and their spouses; four grandchildren; two sisters; and a brother.

 

Apr, 2020
62

Harry F. Whiton ’62, of Norfolk, Va.; July 6. He was a mechanical engineer. He served on board the U.S.S. Traverse County and at Fleet Computer Programming Center. After naval service, he worked for several years in Ohio, then returned to Virginia. He is survived by three brothers, a sister-in-law, a nephew, and several cousins.

Apr, 2020
62

Peter H. Gould ’62, of Chevy Chase, Md.; Sept. 21, from a brain bleed. He earned a PhD from Georgetown in 1973 and a JD from the University of Virginia in 1979. After 29 years as general counsel at the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation writing briefs and representing the government before the Supreme Court, he retired in 2008. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was a national chess master. He is survived by a son and two brothers.

Apr, 2020
61

Theodore E. Tuck Jr. ’61, of Bowie, Md.; Nov. 6. He spent most of his career in the military, and later as a civilian in the U.S. Air Force as an agent of the Office of Special Investigations. He was the bass in the barbershop chorus The Bowie Knights of Harmony for more than 35 years and in later years took part in theater and choral productions in the Bowie area. He enjoyed reading and was a craftsman who enjoyed building things out of wood and metal. He is survived by his partner, Lynn Baldwin; two sons; a daughter-in-law; five grandchildren; and three brothers.

 

Apr, 2020
61

Richard N. Tinker ’61, of Palm City, Fla.; Nov. 2. He was involved with his community and church. He served as a church verger and enjoyed playing golf, traveling, tai chi, painting and sketching. A former Jabberwock, he also enjoyed singing in church choirs. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member of Kappa Sigma. He is survived by a daughter, a stepdaughter, two stepsons, six grandchildren, a brother, and a nephew.

Apr, 2020
61

Stephen G. Malek ’61, of Wolfeboro, N.H., formerly of Simsbury, Conn.; Oct. 19, of Parkinson’s disease. He was employed with Liberty Mutual in Boston and moved on to Travelers Insurance Company in Hartford. In 1989 he became the IT operations manager for the new Travelers Reinsurance Co. Following his 27-year career with Travelers, he retired to Wolfeboro and enjoyed reading, gardening, playing tennis, and social functions. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, rising to the rank of captain. He is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, and six nieces and nephews.

 

Apr, 2020
61

Robert E. Gorman ’61, of Bolivia, N.C., formerly of Berlin, N.J.; Oct. 19. After retiring from working many years in life insurance and financial planning, he moved to North Carolina and became an adjunct professor at UNC Wilmington, where he taught leadership and management. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and golfing. He is survived by his wife, Ann; four daughters; eight grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

 

Apr, 2020
60

Norman J. Pineault ’60, of Fernandina Beach, Fla.; Oct. 24. After graduating from Brown, he served in the U.S. Air Force and attained the rank of second lieutenant. Following his military service, he earned an MBA at Northeastern University and went on to work in the finance department at General Electric in Lynn, Mass. He retired in 1986 and in 2004 moved to Florida. He was involved with Respect Life Ministry and a supporter of the St. Gerard maternity home and Christian high school for unwed mothers. He was also council program director at Respect Life for two years. He is survived by his wife, Sandy; a daughter and son-in-law; a son and daughter-in-law; and five grandchildren.

 

Apr, 2020
59

Richard E. Nelson ’59, of Madison, Conn.; Oct. 25. He began his career at Dun & Bradstreet before becoming a commercial banker. He spent 25 years at Union Trust and five years at Webster Bank. While at Union Trust, he held numerous senior positions, including leading the bank’s commercial lending activities in the greater New Haven area. He was proud of his many civic and charitable involvements, including as president of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, board member of the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, chair of the board of directors of the New Haven Chamber of Commerce, director of the Ronald McDonald House of southern New England, and president of the Brown University Club of New Haven. He enjoyed golfing and was an active competitor in recreational softball and basketball and a fan of the Boston Red Sox. He also liked gardening, especially at his summer home in Chatham, Mass. He is survived by three sons and their spouses, including Peter ’81; six grandsons; a brother and sister-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Apr, 2020
58

Robert J. Lawton ’58, of Fort Myers, Fla.; Oct. 23. He was an international corporate executive of 27 years in Latin America and Asia. He enjoyed jazz music and sports. He is survived by his wife, Susan; three children; six grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

Apr, 2020
58

George D. Lamborn ’58, of Vero Beach, Fla.; July 17. He had a long career in the commodities industry. He served numerous financial organizations, among them the Chicago Board of Trade and New York Mercantile Exchanges, the NY Commodities Exchange, as well as markets in London and Asia. In 2005 he was inducted into the Futures Industry Hall of Fame. He enjoyed playing golf, tennis, skiing, fishing, hunting, and traveling. He is survived by four children, a grandchild, a sister, and two former wives.

 

Apr, 2020
58

Richard S. Harrison ’58, of Warwick, R.I.; Oct. 20. He taught biology and biochemistry at Cranston East High School, retiring as director of guidance in 1990. He is survived by his wife, Rose; a daughter; a son; and five grandchildren.

 

Apr, 2020
58

Jane W. Givens ’58, of Frederick, Md.; Nov. 9. She was a special education teacher for Montgomery County Public Schools for 18 years and continued to teach in Frederick County until 2017. She volunteered as a teacher of illiterate adults in the Montgomery County Literacy Council Program and in church educational programs, and for 23 years she was a leader of Recovery Inc., a self-help group for those suffering from nervous disorders. She liked animals, especially dogs, and supported many charities to help protect and care for them. She is survived by her husband, Robert; five children and their spouses; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

 

Apr, 2020
57

Donald J. Rhine ’57, of Wilmington, N.C.; Nov. 1. He worked in various fields, including retail and real estate development. His positions took him to areas such as Mississippi, Texas, Ohio, and North Carolina. As a senior vice president for Family Dollar Stores, he conducted business in China, Hong Kong, Korea, and Vietnam. He and his wife created the Rhine Family Endowment for Jewish History at UNC Wilmington. He enjoyed fishing, reading, playing golf, and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Rebecca; two daughters; a son; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

 

Apr, 2020
57

Barry Merkin ’57, of Chicago; Nov. 24. He was an entrepreneur and professor of management and strategy at Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management from 1993 to 2011. He was honored with the Supporter of Entrepreneurship as part of Ernst & Young’s 2000 Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. He was actively involved in the Young President’s Organization and is survived by his wife, Jasminka; daughter Beth Merkin ’81; a son; and three grandchildren.

 

Apr, 2020
57

Edward T. O’Dell ’57, of Westwood, Mass.; Oct. 7. After Brown, he went on to earn his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School and then worked for the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. In 1966, he moved to Boston and joined the law firm Goodwin Procter, becoming partner in 1970. He was instrumental in the founding of the firm’s investment management practice. He retired in 2000 and mentored young entrepreneurs by volunteering with the northeast chapter of SCORE. He enjoyed playing pool,cards, and traveling. He is survived by daughter Christine Harrington ’90 and her spouse Nathan Harrington ’90; a son and his fiancé; a daughter-in-law; and six grandchildren.

 

Apr, 2020
57

Jerome R. Hanley ’57, of Savannah, Ga., formerly of Albany, N.Y.; Oct. 11, after two years of battling complications from a stroke. He joined the faculty of Dartmouth College and then SUNY Albany as a professor of theater before retiring in 1996 to Savannah. He was involved in the works of the Empire Theater in Savannah and directed several productions at the Methodist Church. He was also an accomplished singer and enjoyed being a member of the church choirs in Albany and Savannah. A history buff with an interest in the Civil War, he spent years researching and visiting numerous historical sites. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Ann; three daughters and their spouses, including Kate Hanley Durand ’87 and son-in-law John Durand ’87; four grandchildren, including Laura Durand ’16; a sister; and three brothers.

 

Apr, 2020
56

Allen W. Whittmore ’56, of Boynton Beach, Fla.; Oct. 20. He is survived by his wife, Terry.

 

Apr, 2020
56

James H. Rogers III ’56, of Wareham, Mass., formerly of Castine, Me.; Oct. 5. He taught English at the Collegiate School in New York City for five years before attending Harvard to earn his master’s in education. Upon graduation, he accepted a position in Brown’s Admission Office, where he was later promoted to the director of admissions, a post he kept until 1988. During his tenure he was proud that Brown’s applicant pool was the highest amongst the Ivy League as reported by the New York Times in 1983. After leaving Brown, he and his wife moved to Italy, where he opened an educational consulting business called The Rogers Group International. He worked with families outside the U.S. as a private secondary school and college consultant. In 1993, he and his wife moved back to the U.S. and settled in Maine. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and is survived by three daughters, including Whitney Scholfield ’88 and Jessica Mellon ’93; and six grandchildren.

Apr, 2020
56

Lewis W. Petterson Jr. ’56, of New York City; Oct. 30. He had a career in advertising. A longtime member and former president of the Amateur Comedy Club, he acted in and directed numerous productions. He enjoyed sailing, football, oil painting, and solving the New York Times crossword puzzle. He is survived by his companion, Hillary Ghertler; three daughters, including Lisa Petterson ’84; and seven grandchildren.

 

Apr, 2020
56

Deborah Shupert Nimick ’56, of Sarasota, Fla.; Nov. 18. After receiving her master’s degree in educational psychology from Duquesne University, she entered the professional world as an advocate for children, focusing her attention on testing and counseling. She was also a curriculum writer in the emerging field of game theory, the use of games to help youngsters understand how to overcome specific learning deficits. She is survived by her husband, George; three children; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

 

Apr, 2020
56

Alexandra “Sandy” McCain Morgan ’56, of Annapolis, formerly of Houston, Tex.; Nov. 6., of advanced mesothelioma. She ran the microbiology lab at the Fourth Ward Clinic in Houston. She was a longtime dedicated cancer research volunteer at MD Anderson Hospital and continued her volunteer research work at Johns Hopkins Oncology Center after moving to Maryland in 1990. She participated in sailing on the Galveston and Chesapeake bays and was an avid bridge player and member of The Book Club of Annapolis. She is survived by her mother, two daughters, a son, four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and a brother.

 

Apr, 2020
56

Janet Price Falsgraf ’56, of Tucson, Ariz.; July 5. She taught elementary school prior to starting a family. Once her children were born, she became deeply engaged in the social and civic life of her community. She served as president of the League of Women Voters of Cuyahoga County and executive director of the Criminal Justice Information Center. She traveled the world with her husband, visiting six continents. She is survived by her husband, Bill; three children and their spouses; four grandchildren; and two sisters.

 

Apr, 2020
56

Thomas F. Dacey ’56, of Agawam, Mass.; Nov. 18. He worked at the Agawam Junior High School as a geography teacher for several years and then took a position as a guidance counselor at the middle school. He retired in 2005 after 42 years of service. He was a 44-year member of the Agawam Lion’s Club and served as its secretary for more than 20 years. He was also a member of the Brown Faculty Club and a veteran of the U.S. Army.

 

Apr, 2020
55

Robert D. Fitzgerald ’55, of Lake Forest, Ill.; Nov. 11. He was a banker and worked for the Harris Bank, the Continental Bank, and the Bank of America. He enjoyed traveling and being with his family. He is survived by his wife, Patty; a daughter; a son; a daughter-in-law; six grandchildren; and a brother.

 

Apr, 2020
55

Richard M. Beers ’55, of Pittsford, N.Y.; Oct. 21. He served as a U.S. Naval officer from 1956 to 1959 before moving to Rochester, N.Y. He worked as a Realtor at Red Barn Properties for more than 47 years and in 1971 was a founding member and EMT at Pittsford Volunteer Ambulance. He retired in 2019. He was an active Pittsford community member and is survived by his wife, Patsy; four children, including daughter Karen Frutiger ’79; 14 grandchildren; a great-grandson; five stepchildren; eight step-grandchildren; and a step-great-grandson.

 

Apr, 2020
54

Robert A. Seligson ’54, of Oakland, Calif.; Nov. 24. After graduation from the Boalt Hall School of Law at UC Berkeley, he embarked on a law career that spanned more than three decades. He worked for the San Francisco law firm Bledsoe, Smith, Cathcart, Johnson & Rogers for 15 years, becoming a partner in 1963. In 1973, he opened his own law practice in San Francisco and specialized in insurance law and appellate work, and he taught both of those subjects at UC Hastings College of the Law. He served on a variety of committees and boards with the San Francisco and California State Bar associations and retired early to travel with his wife. He is survived by his wife, Marlene; three children; six grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

 

Apr, 2020
54

George Monteiro ’54, ’64 PhD, of Windham, Conn.; Nov. 5. He taught American literature at Brown for 42 years, retiring in 1998. He authored more than 30 books and hundreds of articles on American and Portuguese literature and culture and was an accomplished poet. He was knighted by the Portuguese Government with the Order of Prince Henry the Navigator for distinguished contributions to the study and dissemination of Portuguese culture. He was an avid supporter of the UConn women’s basketball team and a fan of both the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees. He is survived by his wife, Brenda Murphy ’75 PhD; two daughters; son Stephen ’90;
three grandsons; a brother; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Related classes:
Class of 1954, GS Class of 1964
Apr, 2020
54

Elton P. Katz ’54, of West Hartford, Conn.; Nov. 19. He earned a PhD at MIT focusing on physical chemistry and received an appointment at Harvard University as research associate in biological chemistry in the department of orthopedic surgery. This was followed by a two-year sabbatical in Israel at the Weizmann Institute of Science. He ended his career as a professor in UConn’s department of biostructure and function. He was an expert in the use of x-ray crystallography as a means to understand the molecular structure of connective tissue with a special interest in collagen. He was an avid sailor, having spent many summers sailing from Rhode Island to Maine and Canada. He played basketball for Brown and enjoyed hiking, swimming, tennis, and biking. Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by his wife, Rosalind; a daughter and son-in-law; a son and daughter-in-law; two stepsons and their spouses; seven grandchildren; and a sister-in-law.

 

Apr, 2020
54

Bruce H. Hunt ’54, of Marshfield, Mass., formerly of Skiathos, Greece; Oct. 9. After graduating, he served two years in the U.S. Navy, then took a position as a social studies teacher at Northport High School on Long Island, N.Y., beginning a 38-year career as an educator. During his tenure he helped design and implement unique classes and novel teaching methods. During the 1960s he was an active civil rights leader, head of the Fair Housing Association of Huntington, N.Y., and chair of the Huntington Human Relations Committee. He went to Alabama to march with Dr. Martin Luther King from Selma to Montgomery. In 1970 he took his family to Greece, where he taught at the American Community Schools for six years. After retiring from Northport High School, he took positions at the American Embassy School in Damascus, Syria, and lived there for five years. In 1998 he permanently retired and moved to Skiathos, living there for 16 years. In 2014 he moved back to the U.S. and enjoyed time with his family. He is survived by his wife, Marcia Pickering Hunt ’55; a daughter and her husband; two sons and their spouses, including Peter ’84; a son-in-law; seven grandchildren; brother Albert ’50; and many nieces and nephews.

Apr, 2020
54

Stephen F. Honan ’54, of Concord, Mass.; Oct. 30. His career centered around publishing and book manufacturing as a senior account manager for the Banta Corp., now known as RR Donnelley. He was a member of Book Builders of Boston and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed reading, birdwatching, astronomy, and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife, Frances; four children and their spouses; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Ann Rodrigues ’66; and a brother.

Apr, 2020
54

Arthur Hacking Jr. ’54, of Milton, Mass.; Sept. 29. He was a retired architect. Much of his work was in the biomedical community helping to build functional patient care, administrative, and research spaces at such places as Lahey Clinic and Brigham & Women’s Hospital of Harvard Medical School. He was also a trusted adviser in Boston for more than 30 years. He is survived by a daughter, a son and daughter-in-law, four grandchildren, and a brother.

 

Apr, 2020
54

Elizabeth Kelly Dudley ’54, of Chaska, Minn.; Nov. 18. She resided in several states before retiring to Minnesota. Over the course of her career, she was employed as secretary to the vice president and legal counsel of Bridgeport Brass of Bridgeport, Conn. and as the secretary to the vice president and treasurer of American Water Works in Philadelphia, and later was active with Welcome Wagon in Minnesota. She enjoyed playing duplicate bridge, golf, and traveling. She is survived by her husband, Dana Dudley ’54; a daughter and son-in-law; three grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

 

Apr, 2020
54

John L. Dodge ’54, of Charlottesville, Va.; Oct. 28. He joined Habitat for Humanity and started the HFH store. He later became a director and then served as chair of the board of directors for many years. He is survived by his wife, Anne Peasley Dodge ’65; three children; and a stepdaughter.

Apr, 2020
53

Jane Wilderson Yount ’53, of Nashville, formerly of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; Nov. 18. She taught speech therapy and was on the board of the Daniel Arthur Rehabilitation Center in Oak Ridge and the Webb School of Knoxville. She enjoyed traveling with her family and writing poems that she would send to nursing homes and care facilities and VA Hospitals in Tennessee. She is survived by three daughters, a son-in-law, five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

 

Apr, 2020
53

Stanley E. Pratt ’53, of Wellesley, Mass.; Nov. 25. He worked for the Boston office of W.E. Hutton & Co. before developing several successful startups. His first company was Diversified Corporate Services. He later formed State Street Leasing. In 1986 he cofounded Abbott Capital Management, a private equity portfolio construction and management company for institutional investors. For several years he published a trade publication, Venture Economics Journal, for and about venture capitalists and their growing world. Along with the Journal, he published several books about the industry, including the annual Pratt's Guide to Venture Capital Sources. In 2005 he was inducted into the Private Equity Hall of Fame for his work on behalf of the venture capital industry. During the Korean War he served aboard the U.S.S. Saufley as a communications officer and later attended Fleet Training School at Guantanamo Bay, where he served as a ship inspector. He is survived by his wife, Maryanne Thomas Pratt ’55; four children and their spouses; and eight grandchildren.

 

Apr, 2020
53

Janice Swanson Post ’53, of Saunderstown, R.I.; Dec. 17, of complications following hip replacement surgery. She worked in Brown’s biology department for four years before moving to Massachusetts and becoming a stay-at-home mother. She later worked part-time for a company that did convention planning for groups coming to the Boston area, eventually becoming treasurer of the company. She took classes in tailoring, upholstery, and hat making and was involved in her church in Belmont, Mass. She also served as vice president and president of her Brown class and was a member of VASA, a Swedish society, and P.E.O. Sisterhood. She retired to Saunderstown and was treasurer of the Willett Free Library. She enjoyed gardening. She is survived by her husband, Arthur; three daughters and their spouses, including Martha Gale ’83; six grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

 

Apr, 2020
53

Robert L. Noddin ’53, of Osterville, Mass.; Nov. 17. Under the NROTC program at Brown he was commissioned as an ensign in the U.S. Navy. In the mid-1950s he was transferred to the Naval Reserves and then joined JP Morgan as a financial analyst. In 1961 he joined J&W Seligman as a senior utility analyst. During his years at Seligman he advanced to the ranks of vice president and chief planning officer. In 1982 he left New York for Boston and joined Venture Capital. In 1992 he and his wife settled on the Cape in Osterville and he continued to provide pro bono services to emerging companies. He was a member of the International Association of Financial Planners and of both the New York Society of Securities Analysts and the Boston Security Analysts Society. He is survived by three children and their spouses, eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, a sister, and a nephew.

 

Apr, 2020
53

Theodore J. Metzger ’53, of New Paltz, N.Y., formerly of New York City; Nov. 9. After earning a master’s degree from NYU, he began working as a writer/producer for ABC and CBS network news. Later in life he started a second career as a caseworker for the New York City Department of Social Services, caring for older New Yorkers who lived by themselves. He retired and moved to New Paltz. He is survived by a daughter, a son, three grandsons, and his former wife, Nancy Van Laan.

 

Apr, 2020
53

Joan Webster McSherry ’53, of Needham, Mass., formerly of Charleston, S.C.; Oct. 30. She worked in research at the Harvard School of Public Health before marrying. She moved several times with her family and settled in Charleston in 1989. There she was honored with the JV Nichols award for her volunteer work with the Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy, providing support for individuals who have lost a loved one due to a tragic death. She enjoyed painting, needlework, interior design, and traveling. She especially liked summering at Periwinkle on Chapoquoit Island, Mass. She is survived by four sons and their spouses, including Peter ’78; 11 grandchildren; a brother, Gordon Webster ’54, and his wife Joan Edgley Webster ’58; and two nieces, including Alison Webster ’83.

 

Apr, 2020
53

Gloria Villany Holland ’53, of Lexington, Mass.; Oct. 28.

 

Apr, 2020
52

 Allen D. Haight ’52, of Hilton Head Island, S.C., formerly of Darien, Conn.; Oct. 23. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War before obtaining his MBA from Harvard in 1961. While living in Connecticut, he purchased Richard Dudgeon, Inc., in 1969 and the family-owned company continues today manufacturing hydraulic jacks and pumps for lifting buildings and bridges. He is survived by his wife, Catherine; a daughter; two sons; two daughters-in-law; a son-in-law; and five grandchildren.

 

Apr, 2020
51

Theodore A. Lobsenz ’51, of Round Rock, Tex.; Nov. 16. After his graduation from law school, he served in the U.S. Air Force. A career in commercial real estate followed, but his real loves were his family; serving the Barnert Temple of Franklin Lakes, N.J., in a host of capacities; repairing and building almost anything; gardening; current events; and playing duplicate bridge. He is survived by his wife, Janet; three children and their spouses, including Jim Lobsenz ’87; and seven grandchildren, including Josh Lobsenz ’24.

Apr, 2020
50

Richard H. Moody ’50, of Andover, Mass.; Nov. 11. As an entrepreneur, he built textile, computer hardware, and rubber recycling facilities. In later years he worked with his wife in real estate for 19 years. He enjoyed all Andover had to offer and his mountain retreat in Rangeley, Me. During World War II he served in the U.S. Merchant Marines. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; five children, including Meredith Moody ’77, Heather Moody ’78, Janice Moody Holden ’83, and Richard ’81; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

 

Apr, 2020
50

Harvey Lapides ’50, of Barrington, R.I.; Nov. 23. He was the cofounder of Harvey Ltd., a men’s haberdashery in Providence, for more than 50 years. He enjoyed sports, family, and friends. He is survived by three children and their spouses, six grandchildren, three brothers, and nieces and nephews, including Beth Lapides ’78 and Michael Lapides ’91.

 

Apr, 2020
50

Donald W. Harrison ’50, of Fairfield, Conn.; Mar. 4, 2019. He was the former president and owner of Connecticut Distributors, Inc., of Stratford, Conn., from 1960 until he sold the company in 1986. He served on the board of Lafayette Bank and Trust for 27 years and was a recipient of the Man of the Year award from the Connecticut State Package Store Assoc. He was an accomplished songwriter and advertising jingle writer and a member of the men’s singing group The Hoot Owls. He is survived by a daughter and a son.

 

Apr, 2020
50

Robert W. Finlay ’50, of Akron, Ohio; Nov. 7. He had a 39-year career at Goodyear, which moved him throughout the U.S. with his family until settling in Akron, where he became the marketing manager for auto tires for the U.S. He enjoyed yearly family vacations to Cape Cod, the Cayman Islands, and Sanibel Island. He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran. He is survived by his wife, Georgine; two sons and their spouses, including Brad ’76; eight grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Apr, 2020
50

Nathan S. Ellis III ’50, of Falmouth, Mass., and Mocksville, N.C.; Oct. 18, after a brief illness. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps and the National Guard and graduating from Brown, he worked   for the Massachusetts Department of Public Works as commissioner for the city of New Bedford from 1950 to 1956 and then as water superintendent from 1956 to 1963. From 1963 to 1983 he worked for the Department of Public Works for the city of Falmouth. He later worked as a manager of the Mashpee Water District and retired in 1998 as a disaster assistant engineer for FEMA. He served as a director and president of the Barnstable County Agricultural Society and a director of Oak Grove Cemetery, was a 70-year member of Falmouth Rod & Gun Club, and was a Mason and a Shriner. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, and camping. He is survived by his wife, Vivian; a daughter and son-in-law; a son and daughter-in-law; a stepson; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

 

Apr, 2020
50

Susanne Day ’50, of Westerly, R.I.; Oct. 27, after a brief illness. She had a long career working as a sales executive for Trans World Airlines. In retirement, she enjoyed gardening and traveling. She is survived by a sister, a sister-in-law, and several nieces and nephews.

 

Apr, 2020
49

Marilyn Silverman Ehrenhaus ’49, of Providence, formerly of Fall River, Mass.; Nov. 11. She taught school in Fall River and worked in the family business with her husband. She was twice president of the Fall River Chapter of Hadassah, she was on the board of directors of the Ninth Street Day Nursery, and she volunteered for the Fall River Food Pantry, in addition to being an active member of the Pembroke/Brown class. She enjoyed spending time at the beach with her family, solving crossword puzzles, traveling, and writing skits that she and her friend performed for years on New Year’s Eve. She is survived by three daughters, including Ellen Ehrenhaus Pasch ’78; two sons-in-law; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

 

Send us an obituary
Help us memorialize your departed classmates