Obituaries

Nov, 2021
37

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

Nov, 2021
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Thomas Souza ’77 MAT, of Norwood, Mass.; May 18. He was fortunate to have traveled the world through his many years of work as a travel executive but enjoyed being on the deck of his house on Cape Cod the best. He is survived by two children, a sister and brother-in-law, and three brothers and sisters-in-law.

Nov, 2021
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Lois Palken Rudnick ’77 PhD, of Santa Fe, N.Mex.; June 6, of multiple myeloma. A graduate of both Brown and Tufts, she taught at UMass Boston and chaired its American studies program for 25 years. She had a fierce drive to build a more equitable society through teaching, advocacy, and activism. She was a believer in the power of people to make it in this country and do better, and while teaching a class on immigration issues, she took her class on a field trip to the Statue of Liberty to help students visualize the feeling of entering a new world. Past students remember her singing and dressing up to teach. After moving to New Mexico, she immersed herself in the culture and became a driving force of Interfaith Coalition for Public Education in Santa Fe. She was fascinated by Mabel Dodge Luhan and authored several books, including The Suppressed Memoirs of Mabel Dodge Luhan. In addition to being a community activist, an author, and a teacher, she in recent years began channeling the spirited power of Wonder Woman, including wearing a Wonder Woman bracelet and robe. She continually pushed to empower others. She is survived by her husband, Steven; daughter Deborah Rudnick ’94; a granddaughter; a sister and brother-in-law; and a brother and sister-in-law.

Nov, 2021
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John M. Pawelek ’68 PhD, of Hamden, Conn.; May 31, of a heart attack. He was a member of the research faculty in the department of dermatology at Yale School of Medicine for four decades. He authored nearly 200 peer-reviewed papers and was a cofounder and past president of the Pan American Society for Pigment Cell Research (PASPCR). His research examined factors regulating skin pigmentation and, in later years, the mechanism driving metastasis in melanoma skin cancer. He won several awards for this work, including the PASPCR Career Achievement Award, the International Federation of Pigment Cell Societies’ inaugural Henry Stanley Raper Medal, and the Japanese Society for Pigment Cell Research Takeuchi Medal. He lectured frequently at scientific conferences in the U.S. and abroad, including a recent tour of medical schools in Iran. He was active in his church, the Unitarian Society of New Haven, where he sang in the choir, acted in plays, and taught Sunday school. He enjoyed singing in the New Haven Chorale and after-hours piano jams at pigment cell conferences, and had fond memories of playing piano once with Fats Domino and marching the last five miles of the Selma to Montgomery march behind Dr. King. He is survived by his wife, Linda; three sons and daughters-in-law; and five grandchildren.

Nov, 2021
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Rita Goldberg ’68 PhD, of Canton, N.Y.; June 17. She was a professor emerita of Spanish and founded and directed St. Lawrence University’s study abroad program in Madrid. She lived in Spain for part of every year and was a lifelong researcher in Spanish language and culture, particularly literature. She created an online resource connecting high school students with university faculty called “Ask the Prof” and she coordinated many gatherings, in person and online, of retired colleagues. She worked developing the AP Spanish Language and Culture exams for many years and served as a moderator for the College Board’s AP Spanish Teacher Community. In 2006, she established the St. Lawrence University Spanish Teacher Fellowship to support teachers who would benefit from spending time in a Spanish-speaking country. She was the recipient of the Charles A. Dana Professorship of Modern Languages and Literatures in recognition of her exemplary scholarship and won the Maslow Award in 1982 to honor her commitment to her students. At the time of her retirement in 2001, she was the longest-serving faculty member, having begun her teaching career there in 1957. She is survived by nieces and nephews.

Nov, 2021
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Montcalm Thomas ’66 PhD, of Richland, Wash.; May 2, of cancer. He taught physics at Washington State University before moving to Richland in 1974 to work at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Upon his retirement, he was honored by the establishment of an award in his name that continues to be presented annually. He is survived by a daughter, two grandsons, a brother, and several nieces and nephews.

Nov, 2021
GS 66

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

Nov, 2021
GS 63

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

 

Oct, 2021
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Elizabeth Hughes Schneewind ’62 AM, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; June 12. She worked at Jewish Family Services in Baltimore, published on geriatric care, and was an accredited translator of German philosophy. She is survived by her husband, Jerome; three daughters; four grandchildren; and a sister.

Oct, 2021
13

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

 

Oct, 2021
08

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

Oct, 2021
89

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

 

Oct, 2021
89

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

Oct, 2021
88

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

Oct, 2021
87

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

Oct, 2021
86

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

 

Oct, 2021
82

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

Oct, 2021
81

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

Oct, 2021
79

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

Oct, 2021
79

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

Oct, 2021
78

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

Oct, 2021
75

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

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

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

Oct, 2021
74

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

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

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

Oct, 2021
70

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

Oct, 2021
69

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

Oct, 2021
68

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

Oct, 2021
67

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

Oct, 2021
67

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

 

Oct, 2021
67

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

Oct, 2021
66

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

Oct, 2021
66

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

Oct, 2021
65

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

Oct, 2021
64

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

Oct, 2021
64

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

 

Oct, 2021
63

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

 

Oct, 2021
61

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

Oct, 2021
61

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

Oct, 2021
61

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

 

Oct, 2021
61

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

Oct, 2021
60

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

Oct, 2021
60

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

Oct, 2021
60

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

Oct, 2021
59

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

Oct, 2021
59

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

 

Related classes:
Class of 1959, GS Class of 1963
Oct, 2021
59

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

Oct, 2021
58

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

Oct, 2021
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Henry Meade Summers ’58, of Saint Louis, Mo.; May 26, of a heart attack after a long illness. After Brown he went on to graduate from the University of Michigan Law School and started practicing law at the former Thompson Mitchell firm. He was involved in the area of historic preservation. He was an officer of the board of trustees of Landmarks Association of St. Louis and served as its president in the 1970s. He funded The H. Meade Summers Jr. Award for Lifetime Contribution for Historic Preservation and additionally served on the board of trustees of the Missouri Historical Society and the Missouri History Museum in the 1980s and was chairman of the Missouri State Bicentennial Commission. He enjoyed singing and was a former member of Brown’s Jabberwocks. He is survived by a daughter, a son, and six grandchildren.

 

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

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

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

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

 

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Leonard P. Zych ’57, of Schertz, Tex.; May 2. After a 30-year career in the U.S. Air Force, he became the training director of two multi-million-dollar companies in San Antonio. He remained in the business sector for seven years and then transitioned to teaching seventh and eighth grade math at St. George Episcopal School, where he eventually became headmaster. He volunteered with civilian, military, and religious organizations. He is survived by his wife, Regina; six children and their spouses; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a brother.

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Judith Krasnoff Perlow ’57, of Framingham, Mass., formerly of Seminole, Fla.; Apr. 20. She earned her master’s degree in library science at URI and worked as a children’s librarian at the Pawtucket Public Library for many years. After moving to Florida in 1980, she held positions at the University of Tampa. She was a member of the American Association of University Women and enjoyed crossword puzzles and word games. She is survived by two daughters and their spouses, and two granddaughters.

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M. Charles Hill Jr. ’57, of New Haven, Conn.; Mar. 27, of complications from pneumonia. After graduating from Brown and completing his graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania, he worked in foreign service postings in Switzerland, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and South Vietnam. Among other positions, he served as a policy advisor at the State Department, was an advisor for Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, was a political counselor for the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, was executive aide to Secretary of State George Shultz, and was an advisor to former Secretary-General of the United Nations Boutros Boutros-Ghali. In 1992, he joined the Yale faculty and taught history and political science for more than 20 years. When he stopped teaching, he still continued to go to his office every day until March 21. A book entitled A Commonplace Book for Charles Hill will be published as a memorial.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

Oct, 2021
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George Wallerstein ’51, of Seattle; May 13. He partook in Brown’s Naval ROTC and served as a junior officer on a ship during the Korean War. He did graduate work at the California Institute of Technology and later joined the faculty at UC Berkeley. In 1965, the University of Washington invited him to be the chair of the astronomy department, a position that he occupied until 1980. In the early 1970s he was instrumental in obtaining funding for a research telescope on Manastash Ridge, which still operates today. Over the years, he conducted research at many institutions and observatories, including the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics, Los Alamos National Laboratory, the University of Munich, and Uppsala University. In 2000, he was awarded the American Astronomical Society’s Henry Norris Russell Prize for a lifetime of distinguished research. He was also elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and received an honorary degree from Tougaloo College. He spent three months on the Greenland Ice Cap and a summer doing research on glaciers in Alaska. He enjoyed meteorology and taught a basic meteorology course at UW, where he won the weather prediction contest in the UW Department of Atmospheric Sciences several times. He was a distinguished mountaineer with many first ascents in California, Alaska, and Greenland. A longtime member of the American and Canadian mountain clubs, he was honored as a Pioneer of St. Elias. He supported organizations such as the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the United Negro College Fund, Tougaloo College, Morehouse College, Planned Parenthood, and the Nature Conservancy. He is survived by his wife, Julie Lutz; two stepdaughters and their spouses; a sister; six step-grandchildren, including Emile Blouin ’16; a niece; and three nephews.

Oct, 2021
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Elenore Jean Macphail Weber ’54, of Brunswick, Me.; Jan. 28. She began her career in the museum field in Kentucky as the director of the Louisville Junior Art Gallery. She went on to have a long career as a museum director at the helm of diverse museums and historic sites, including Parrish Art Museum, Rochester Museum and Science Center, Wisconsin Historical Society, Maine Maritime Museum, University of Maine Museum of Art, the Nantucket Historical Association, and various museums in New Mexico. During the 1970s, she was an associate professor at Southampton College (now Stony Brook Univ.) teaching art history and museum studies. In 1972, she was the only woman delegate for the first Sino-American Arts Exchange to China. In addition, she was president of the New England Museum Assoc., codirector of the Museum Management Institute at UC Berkeley, trustee of the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, a member of the Museum Studies Committee at Tufts Univ., and on the advisory board of the Maine Crafts Assoc. In later years she continued her involvement with museums serving as a board member and volunteer at the Cultural Alliance of Maine, Hudson Museum, Abbe Museum, and the Sir Andrew Macphail Foundation. She earned numerous awards over the length of her career, including a 2012 Merit Award from the Community Museums Association of Prince Edward Island. She was proud to be a trustee emerita at Brown and is survived by three daughters and their spouses and children.

Oct, 2021
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Jon W. Fay ’54, of Newtown Square, Pa.; Feb. 3. While at Brown, he was a member of the football, lacrosse, and wrestling teams. Upon graduation he joined the U.S. Marine Corps, and once his military service was completed, he earned a degree in metallurgy from the University of Pittsburgh. His career took him to many places across the country before settling in Pennsylvania, where he started his own business that he ran for five years before merging with BenTech. He remained with BenTech for 35 years before retiring. He was always an athlete and competitor, playing golf, tennis, squash, bocce, and cards. He also enjoyed reading and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Inger; three children and their spouses; seven grandchildren; and two brothers.

Oct, 2021
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Susan Sperry Burns ’54, of Manchester, N.H.; May 7, after years battling Alzheimer’s disease. She was the owner and operator of New England Antiquities, specializing in early American pressed glass. She was also an avid knitter who learned to spin and dye all kinds of fiber to make her own yarn. She was an active member of the New Hampshire Knitters and Dyers Guild for many years and she enjoyed refurbishing old spinning wheels and selling them at sheep and wool festivals. She is survived by her husband, William; a daughter; a son and daughter-in-law; two granddaughters; and nine nieces and nephews.

 

Oct, 2021
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Charles W. Merriam III ’53, of Webster, N.Y.; Aug. 16, 2020, from vascular dementia. After earning a master’s degree at MIT in 1958, he moved to New York to work for General Electric. He became a professor of electrical engineering at Cornell University in 1964 and taught there until 1971. He later moved his family to Brighton, N.Y., to serve as chair of the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Rochester. He was chair for more than a decade and thereafter remained a professor. He served on several university committees and authored engineering textbooks. He retired from the University of Rochester in 2001 at the age of 70 and studied music at Eastman Community Music School and sang with the New Horizons Choir in the Rochester area. He was a fellow in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. A varsity soccer player at Brown, he was a team captain and named an Honorable Mention All American his junior and senior years. He was inducted into the Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society in 1953. He enjoyed traveling with his wife and spending time with his family at their summer cottage in Southwest Harbor, Me. There he learned to sail, pursued his passion for photography, and took up wooden bird carving. In addition, he played golf and won several senior golf tournaments. In 2014, after his wife’s passing and early-stage dementia, he moved to a nursing home in Webster. He is survived by a daughter; son Stephen ’79; a daughter-in-law; three grandchildren; and a stepsister. 

Oct, 2021
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Mary Small Hughes ’53, ’64 AM, of Lewisport, Ky.; May 16. She and her husband moved to Detroit in 1964 and she worked as an academic advisor at Wayne State University and volunteered at the Detroit Institute of Art. She later moved to Lewisport to care for her ill sister. She contributed to countless charities and enjoyed animals, reading, and listening to classical music. She is survived by her friend Sherry Snyder.

Related classes:
Class of 1953, GS Class of 1964
Oct, 2021
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Alfred E. Darby Jr. ’53, of Rehoboth, Mass.; Apr. 7. He was a retired child psychiatrist. He practiced privately in Fall River and Taunton, Mass. He is survived by his wife, Edith; four children; and a grandson.

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

Oct, 2021
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Dorothy Santin Atkinson ’53, of Mystic, Conn.; June 12. She developed an interest in social service work that evolved into a role as president of the Groton Auxiliary of Child and Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut. Continuously active in community affairs, she volunteered as a buyer in the lobby shop of the Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in New London, served as president of the Lawrence + Memorial Auxiliary from 1996 to 1998, and was a member of the corporation of the hospital from 1998 to 2008. She was a member of the Immunization Committee of the City of New London Health Department, chair of the Connecticut Hospital Association Auxiliary, and was a board member and vice president of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra. An avid gardener throughout her lifetime, she was president of both the North Stonington Garden Club and the Trillium Garden Club in Groton. She enjoyed traveling and is survived by two daughters, a son, a son-in-law, and three grandchildren.

Oct, 2021
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Douglass E. Randlett ’52, of Oklahoma City, Okla., formerly of Albany, N.Y., and Milton, Mass.; Mar. 25. His career in the warehousing industry took his family to Albany in 1961. After retiring, he moved to Milton to care for his parents and eventually moved to Oklahoma City in 2019. He served in the U.S. Navy in Japan. He is survived by daughter Karen Randlett Delaney ’78 and two grandchildren.

Oct, 2021
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David L. Good ’52, of Bethesda, Md.; May 28. He received law degrees from the University of Virginia Law School (1955) and from Georgetown University Law School (1961). He served in the U.S. Army’s Munich office in counter intelligence and later worked in the Tax Ruling Division of the Internal Revenue Service from 1959 to 1974. He also worked two years as a tax law specialist in the Exempt Organization Branch and spent the remainder of his career in the Reorganization Branch. After 1974, and for the next 40 years, he was a partner in several law firms until his retirement. He had many interests outside the law, including gourmet cooking, hiking, canoeing, bicycling, mountain climbing, and traveling. He traveled with his wife on cruises to Antarctica and South Africa. He is survived by his wife, Jane; son John ’87 and his spouse; four stepchildren, including Pamela Thiessen Weiman ’90, Robert Weiman ’91, and Cara S. Joseph Weiman ’92; four grandchildren; and 11 step-grandchildren. 

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

Oct, 2021
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Arthur Dallon ’52, of Lawrence, Mass.; Mar. 29, 2020, from declining health and dementia. He was an engineer at Textron (formerly AVCO) until his retirement in 1989. He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Japan during most of his service. He was past president of the Institute of Environmental Sciences and for many years was an active member of the Tower Hill Neighborhood Association, the Lawrence History Center and Lawrence Heritage State Park, as well as the Friends of the Lawrence Public Library. He was interested in genealogy and was also a member and past master ofJohn Hancock Lodge, AF & AM of Methuen. He is survived by four children, six grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

 

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

Oct, 2021
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George E. Hall ’51, of Troy, Mich.; Apr. 24. He was an industrial product salesman for Brown & Sharpe until 1959 and then worked for the Chas. A. Strelinger Company as field sales manager, general manager, vice president of sales, and vice president of marketing before retiring in 1991. He was president and keynote speaker of Central States Industrial Distribution Association Convention in 1984 and a member of Hall Industries board of directors for 23 years. He served on the Eastern Michigan University Industrial Distribution Council along with serving on several of the manufacturing company advisory councils. He was a lifetime member of the Grand Lodge Masons of Michigan. He was an avid golfer and member of Western Golf and Country Club for 25 years. He considered it a privilege to have played Pebble Beach and Cypress Point (twice) on the Monterey Peninsula (Calif.) and also to have attended the Masters in 1974. He is survived by his wife, Yvonne; three children; and five grandchildren.

Oct, 2021
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John “Jack” Clark ’51, of Springfield, Mass.; June 30. Prior to his retirement in 1990, he was director of policy issues at MassMutual, where he had a 36-year career. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a faithful member of Trinity United Methodist Church for 57 years and proud of his lineage dating back to his late uncle, the Hon. Hughes Wagner, who presided as pastor for three decades. An avid sports fan, he was dedicated to his favorite Boston teams: the Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, and Bruins. As a golf enthusiast, he enjoyed playing the game into his 90s. He is survived by three sons; two daughters-in-law; brother Albert ’58 and his wife; several nieces; and a nephew. 

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

Oct, 2021
50

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

Oct, 2021
50

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

Oct, 2021
50

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

Oct, 2021
50

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

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

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

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

Oct, 2021
47

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

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

Oct, 2021
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John H. Dolan ’46, of Delray Beach, Fla.; June 13, of congestive heart failure. After serving in the Navy and graduating from Brown, he worked as an executive for the Grace Line steamship business in Santiago, Chile, where he met his wife. They married and moved to Long Island, N.Y., where he worked for Moore McCormack and Norwegian Caribbean cruise lines. In his 50s he changed careers and worked at Merrill Lynch. After retiring, he volunteered with the Peace Corps in Guatemala. He later moved to Delray Beach and traveled the world. He enjoyed gardening and watching Jeopardy! He is survived by three children, including son Rod ’74; a grandson; a sister; and several nieces and nephews.

Oct, 2021
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Audrey Mishel Cooper ’45, of West Newton, Mass.; May 22. She was the secretary at Underwood School in Newton Corner for 27 years. Service to others was important to her and she and her late husband David were pioneers in the city helping to establish early childcare and afterschool programs at Family Access of Newton. She chaired the board of trustees of the Newton Free Library, cochaired the steering committee to establish the Newton Senior Center, and was a founding member of Temple Shalom of Newton. She was also past chair of the Ward 3 Newton Democratic Committee. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, two granddaughters, and five great-grandchildren.

Oct, 2021
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A. Stanley Cross Jr. ’42, of Colfax, N.C., formerly of North Attleboro and Pittsfield, Mass.; May 16 at 100 years of age. While working for G.E. he was recruited to work on the Manhattan Project in Oak Ridge, Tenn. He worked on uranium enrichment and met his future wife, who was also employed at Oak Ridge. At the end of World War II, they married and moved to Pittsfield, Mass. He spent most of his career working for Englehard Corp., where he held positions as a metals specialist, a sales manager, and a production plant manager. While raising their family, they were transferred to North Attleboro, Mass., in 1972. He retired in 1986 and relocated to North Carolina before moving to Colfax in 2011. He was an avid reader of history and enjoyed genealogy, bird watching, sailing, nature photography, and stamp collecting. He is survived by daughter Ellen Wilson ’74; a son; two daughters-in-law; two sons-in-law; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Aug, 2021
MD 87

Mark A. Hosley ’87 MD, of Westport, Mass.; Mar. 24. He received his bachelor’s degree and PhD in biological sciences from the University of Michigan. After receiving his medical degree from Brown, he completed his neurology residency at UMass. He had a fellowship in spinal cord injury and was board certified in neurology, electrophysiology, and sleep medicine. He retired from the practice of neurology at SouthCoast Hospitals Group in 2018. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie; a daughter; a sister; a brother; and several nieces and nephews.

Aug, 2021
GS 97

Francine Filipek Collignon ’97 AM, of Warwick, R.I.; Feb. 13. She dedicated her life to education and serving those in need. For many years she was a faithful member of the Religious Sisters of Mercy, and during that time she worked with the Hmong culture. She spent an extended period in Thailand in their refugee camps documenting how they became literate in their own language. She is survived by her husband, Louis; a sister; a brother; and three nephews.

Aug, 2021
GS 92

Annette Marie Colella Crowley ’92 ScM, of Foxboro, Mass.; Jan. 31. She was a senior research technologist in Dr. James Gusella’s lab, which isolated the Huntington’s disease gene and its trinucleotide repeat mutation. Additionally, she was published in numerous research publications and abstracts. She was also a senior lecturer of biology at Suffolk University, Bunker Hill Community College, and Dean College. She was actively involved in her children’s sports activities and enjoyed gardening and the Boston Red Sox. She is survived by her husband, David; a daughter; two sons; two brothers; three sisters-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.

Aug, 2021
GS 90

Alta Mae Stevens ’90 AM, ’98 PhD, of Falmouth, Mass.; Feb. 20. She retired from a career as a high school English teacher. She was a member of the Falmouth Bikeways Committee and the Woods Hole Theater Company and was a photographer and reporter for the Woods Hole Weekly. For many years she was a volunteer at Falmouth Service Center. She is survived by four children and five grandchildren.

Aug, 2021
GS 79

Beverly Lyon Clark ’79 PhD, of Providence; Mar. 18. After graduating from Swarthmore College, she served as a Peace Corps volunteer from 1971 to 1974 and then attended Brown. She was a professor of English Literature at Wheaton College for 44 years and the author of 13 scholarly books and hundreds of articles. Phi Beta Kappa. She is survived by her husband, Roger ’76 AM, ’79 PhD; a daughter; a son; a grandson; and her sister Nancy Lyon ’82.

Aug, 2021
GS 77

Robert J. Brinkmann ’77 AM, of Easton, Md.; Feb. 12. He graduated from Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University in 1980, and practiced law. He is survived by his wife, Lisa; three children; and three sisters.

Aug, 2021
GS 75

Elizabeth Muir Ring ’75 PhD, of Clinton, N.Y.; Jan. 29. In the late 1960s she became one of the first female faculty members at the then all-male Hamilton College. She continued to teach philosophy at Hamilton through the 1980s and was known as a fierce advocate for women’s rights. After Hamilton became coed, she was a founding member of the Faculty for Women’s Concerns (FWC), which championed women’s equality on campus and supported feminist scholarship. She enjoyed cooking and traveling and is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, a grandson, and two brothers.

Aug, 2021
GS 71

Betty Joy Rossyn Jaffe ’71 AM, of Providence; Dec. 18. After raising a family and returning to school to obtain her master’s degree, she worked as an architectural historian for the mayor’s Office of Community Development. She served on the board of directors of the Bureau of Jewish Education and the Sandra Bornstein Holocaust Education Center, and was a member of the Temple Emanuel school board. In retirement, she volunteered as a counselor at Planned Parenthood. She enjoyed gardening, playing tennis and bridge, and her book club. She is survived by three children and their spouses, and
five grandchildren.

Aug, 2021
GS 69

Stephen A. Scott ’69 AM, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; Mar. 10, from complications of dementia. After serving in the U.S. Army and graduating from the University of Oregon, he earned a master’s degree in music composition from Brown. He then joined the faculty at Colorado College, where he taught courses in jazz, composition, and electronic and experimental music. While there, he founded the Bowed Piano Ensemble, which was composed of 10 musicians, most of them Colorado College students that he directed, and used nylon filament, rosined horsehair and other implements to create an orchestral sound from the inside of a grand piano. The ensemble gained international fame and toured widely over the next several decades, including performances at Carnegie Hall, the Lincoln Center, and the Sydney Opera House. In 2004, he was a resident scholar at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Study and Conference Center on Lake Como, Italy, and in 2008 he was named USA Simon Fellow by United States Artists. He retired in 2014 as professor emeritus of music at Colorado College. He was listed in New Grove’s Dictionary of American Music and Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. His music can be heard on the New Albion, Navona, and Albany labels and at www.bowedpianoensemble.com. He is survived by his wife, Victoria Hansen, who toured with the Bowed Piano Ensemble as a soprano soloist; a daughter; a son; two stepchildren; four grandchildren; a sister; and a brother.

Aug, 2021
GS 68

Sarita Gattis Schotta ’68 PhD, of Fort Worth, Tex., formerly of Alexandria, Va.; Aug. 5. She is survived by a sister-in-law and 12 nieces and nephews. 

Aug, 2021
GS 66

Frances Shabica ’66 ScM, ’69 PhD, of Bronx, N.Y.; Apr. 5. A lifelong educator, she taught biology at several institutions, including Wheaton College, Connecticut College, the Lincoln School, and Dartmouth High School, before retiring in 2013. She was a Boston Red Sox fan and enjoyed solving crossword puzzles and reading mystery novels. She is survived by two daughters and their spouses, four grandsons, and two brothers, including Charles ’65.

Aug, 2021
GS 66

Hazel Conaty Donnelly ’66 MAT, of Fall River, Mass.; Mar. 19. She worked for the Fall River School Department at Durfee High School as history teacher and was the head of the history department for a combined 46 years. She retired in 2001. She is survived by three sons and five grandchildren.

Aug, 2021
GS 65

Henry Helenek ’65 ScM, ’71 PhD, of Milwaukee; Mar. 7. He was a geology and chemistry professor at Bradley University. He enjoyed the symphony and theater, reading and traveling. He is survived by a daughter, a niece, and a nephew.

Aug, 2021
GS 65

Lyle D. Baker ’65 MAT, of Topeka, Kans.; Mar. 24. He served in the U.S. Air Force, where he trained as a pilot. After military service, he taught high school in Clear Lake, Iowa, and junior college in Mason City, Iowa. He was a science and math coordinator for the Fort Dodge Public School system. In 1987, he began teaching at Washburn University in Topeka and with the Department of Education and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, where he stayed until his retirement. He enjoyed photography, genealogy, hiking, traveling, and bluegrass music and its history. He is survived by three children and their spouses, four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and a sister-in-law.

Aug, 2021
GS 64

Nathaniel B. Atwater ’64 AM (see ’58).

Related classes:
GS Class of 1964, Class of 1958
Aug, 2021
90

Elizabeth Bird ’90, of Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.; Mar. 28. For more than 20 years she taught courses on film, media, and art history at UC Berkeley, UC San Diego, California College of the Arts, and San Francisco Art Institute. She was passionate about the intersection of media and social issues, especially immigration rights. Having spent a summer in Mexico during high school and a year in Colombia and Peru in college, she developed a special connection to the struggles of disenfranchised peoples throughout Latin America. As a filmmaker, she is best known for her feature-length 2004 documentary Everyone Their Grain of Sand, which examines the impact of globalization on land ownership in northern Mexico with a focus on Tijuana’s Maclovio Rojas community. The film won several awards, including the Target Jury Award for Best Documentary at the Los Angeles Film Festival. An early proponent of marriage equality, she toured the country during the mid-1990s with her advocacy video Love Knows No Borders, which features transnational LGBTQ+ couples discussing the discrimination of U.S. marriage laws. She also worked as a producer for documentary film and television and served on the board of directors of the International Documentary Association (2007-2015). She was an avid hiker, birder, and cross-country skier and enjoyed watching her son’s soccer games and violin concerts. She is survived by her wife, Betti-Sue Hertz; a son; a brother and sister-in-law Rebecca MacDonald ’87; and two nieces.

Aug, 2021
GS 63

Kenneth V. Anderson Jr. ’63 ScM, ’65 PhD, of Brandon, Fla.; Feb. 24. He was an educator and researcher. He worked at Emory University in Atlanta as an associate professor and then full professor from 1966 to 1979. He was chairman of anatomy and professor of neurosurgery research at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Miss. from 1979 to 1984. He was the recipient of the Research Scientist Development Award from the National Institute of Mental Health and a member of many professional associations. He published more than 60 research papers. Later he worked as a teacher, head track coach, and then headmaster of Brandon Academy. He is survived by his wife, Ann; a daughter; and three grandchildren.

Aug, 2021
GS 62

Harry C. Keenan ’62 MAT, of North Kingstown, R.I.; Mar. 11. He began his career in education as a math and science teacher and guidance counselor in the Warwick public school system. In 1965, he joined the faculty of Rhode Island Junior College (now Community College of Rhode Island) and, during more than three decades there, he was a professor of biology, psychology, and counseling, as well as an administrator in the office of academic affairs. For 10 years, he coached the CCRI men’s golf team, which won seven New England championships. He was inducted into the CCRI Hall of Fame and CCRI Athletic Hall of Fame, both in 2002. He was also a pharmacist at Oxnard Pharmacy in Warwick and Cornell’s Pharmacy in Providence. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a distance runner well into his 70s. He participated in several marathons and road races. He is survived by his wife, Norine; five children and their spouses; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister.

Aug, 2021
GS 61

Leonard P. Fletcher ’61 AM, ’65 PhD, of Guelph, Ontario, Canada; Mar. 22. He was recruited by the University of Waterloo in 1965, becoming the fourth faculty member of the economics department. He taught at Waterloo for nearly three decades, retiring in 1994. He founded the Caribbean Canadian Investment Club in 1974. Additionally, he was a founding member of the K-W Caribbean Canadian Cultural Association. He is survived by his wife, Hilda; three children and their spouses; four grandchildren; a brother; and several nieces and nephews.

Aug, 2021
GS 60

Robert F. Galante ’60 AM, of Newtown, Pa.; Mar. 27. After obtaining his MBA from NYU, he worked as an economic forecaster for AT&T. He enjoyed coaching baseball. He is survived by his wife, Juliet; three sons and their spouses; three grandchildren; and three nieces.

Aug, 2021
GS 52

Hans J. Zweig ’52 AM, of Santa Cruz, Calif.; Feb. 19. He had a career in physics research at Kodak. He published extensively in the area of optical physics with emphasis on the statistics and theory of photographic detection models. He spent many years involved with real estate and travel. He enjoyed yoga, poetry, philosophy, and cycling. He is survived by three children.

Aug, 2021
19

Alexander M.F. Barry ’19, of Calabasas, Calif.; Jan. 12, of Ewing sarcoma. He was a writer. At age 20, his short story, Fence, was published in the Catamaran Literary Reader. He was chosen for the “Top 25 to Watch” by Glimmer Train for his story Saguaro and at Brown he won the Mark Baumer Prize for Language Art. He traveled the world, visited five continents and studied abroad in London. He enjoyed books, stories, words, puns, jokes, superheroes, poems, and comics. He is survived by his parents, two sisters, grandparents, and aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Aug, 2021
94

Milica G. Kastner ’94, of London, U.K.; Mar. 14, of colon cancer and uterine sarcoma. The daughter of the late Hollywood producer Elliott Kastner and interior designer Tessa Kennedy, she was an actress and producer best known for The Dark Backward, Yesterday’s Hero, and Papadopoulos & Sons. She wrote about her terminal cancer battle in a Tatler magazine article, where she wrote she was “choosing not to be a victim.” Her brothers posted tributes online about her capacity to care for others over herself, how she always looked for the good in people and made them her friends, and of her infectious laugh. She is survived by Alex Corcoran; a daughter, a son; and four brothers, including Dillon Kastner ’92.  

Aug, 2021
92

James J. Cotter Jr. ’92, of Los Angeles; Mar. 10, of kidney cancer. He attended NYU and obtained his JD and a Master of Laws in Taxation. After a legal career in Manhattan specializing in corporate law and practicing at the international law firm Winston & Strawn, he dedicated his career to his family’s business. He spent many years as CEO of both Cotter Orchards and Cecelia Packing Corporation, a Cotter family-owned citrus grower, packer and marketer in the San Joaquin Valley. He joined the board of directors of Reading International in 2002, working with his father, who was CEO. In 2007, he became vice chairman and was later appointed president and then CEO. During his tenure at Reading, he was instrumental in establishing the company as a leading theatrical exhibition company and a major real estate company. He especially enjoyed spending time with his children and family, cooking, competitive sports, and traveling to Italy. He is survived by his wife, Gina; three children; his mother; and two sisters.

Aug, 2021
83

Jay Sorgman ’83, of Norton, Mass.; Sept. 5, 2020, of glioblastoma. After graduating from Brown, he attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School and became a gastroenterologist in Providence. He was on staff at Rhode Island and Miriam hospitals. He was active with the alumni council at University of Massachusetts Medical School and enjoyed teaching students, residents, and fellows. He served as a clinical assistant professor of medicine at Brown and was a Tufts University teaching fellow. He liked to travel and learn about other cultures and immerse himself in their history. He was proud to say he had visited all 50 states and 44 countries. He is survived by his husband, Anthony Wilson; his father; a brother and sister-in-law; and nieces and nephews.

Aug, 2021
83

Edward N. Belt Jr. ’83, of Riverside, R.I.; Mar. 18. He worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield and later became the vice president of Delta Dental of Massachusetts and then the director of marketing at Blue Cross in 1984. He began his own company, Primarily Care, providing compensation, benefits planning and consultation services in Rhode Island for more than 20 years before merging with CBIZ in 2012. He continued to work at CBIZ Primarily Care until 2018. He volunteered with numerous organizations serving on community boards and committees but was most proud to have served on the Bishop’s Council for the Diocese. He enjoyed music and singing and was instrumental in starting a gospel choir at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church. He also was active in prison ministry. He is survived by his wife, Gail; his mother; six children; and 11 grandchildren.

Aug, 2021
83

Mark J. Plesent ’83, of New York City; Feb. 19, of cancer. He joined Working Theatre as an intern in 1989 and quickly became managing director. He served as development director of Lar Lubovitch Dance Company from 1992 to 1996 before returning to Working Theatre as producing director. He became the sole producing artistic director in 2010 and brought on Tamilla Woodard in 2020 to serve as co-artistic director. Under his leadership, Working Theater was honored with six Drama Desk Award nominations, a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble for Tabletop, and three Audelco Awards. He also founded the company’s community arts education program TheaterWorks, which provides classes in writing and performance for working people. He instituted a ticket subsidy program to provide low-cost tickets to groups of working people and in 2015 he founded Five Boroughs One City, which is a community-based theater producing project aimed at fostering dialogue about pressing social justice issues within and between the diverse working-class communities of New York City. He is survived by his husband, Roger Belknap; his parents; two sisters; and several nieces and nephews.

Aug, 2021
83

Anne J. Arvidson ’83, of East Greenwich, R.I.; Mar. 15. She started her teaching career at Rocky Hill County Day School and then spent the next 30 years as an English teacher at Exeter West Greenwich Regional High School before retiring. She worked with Reading Across Rhode Island to promote literacy and the value of reading within the state. In addition, she had her own free little library outside her home that she filled for her neighborhood. She is survived by a sister, two nieces, and a nephew.

Aug, 2021
79

Davina Parmet ’79, of Williamsburg, Va.; Mar. 25, of lung cancer. She worked in public television and later was a freelance writer. In 1992, she published The World of Ballet. Later in her career she earned a master’s degree in social work from the College of William & Mary and served as a court appointed special advocate (CASA), advocating for children victimized by abuse and neglect. In recognition of her tireless work, she was named CASA Volunteer of the Year in 2005. She is survived by her husband, Paul; two daughters; a son-in-law; and a granddaughter.

Aug, 2021
77

Mark A. Josephson ’77, of New York City; Mar. 2. He was a freelance music reviewer for Soho News and Village Voice before founding Rockpool Promotions in 1979. He later cofounded the pioneering New Music Seminar. Recently, he was executive director at the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, N.J. He enjoyed sharing his music, curating from his vast collection, making CDs, and reading, and was fascinated by history of any kind. He is survived by his father, stepmother, a sister, and a brother.

Aug, 2021
77

Holly Allethaire Cullen ’77, of Warwick, R.I.; Mar. 19. She studied nursing at the Lienhard School of Nursing at Pace University. Throughout her career as a registered nurse and family nurse practitioner she served in various capacities, including director of education at Kent Hospital and as a professor at CCRI, where she was head of the nursing department. She affectionately referred to her students as her “green beans.” She is survived by cousins.

Aug, 2021
76

Beth Hyams ’76, of Portland, Ore.; Mar. 13, of cancer. For more than two decades she was the voice of public radio on Oregon Public Broadcasting. She began her career as a reporter and anchor at Pacifica radio KPFA in Berkeley. In 1989, after moving to Portland, she was a volunteer coordinator at community radio station KBOO and was hired at OPB in 1993. She joined OPB as morning anchor before settling in at All Things Considered. She retired from the air, remaining as editor and focusing on training and development. A lifelong dancer, she danced with the African dance communities in San Francisco and in Portland. She also liked hiking and gardening. She is survived by her wife, L.C. Hansen; a stepson; a sister; a sister-in-law; and nieces and nephews.

Aug, 2021
76

Claude Cazzulino ’76, of Pasadena, Calif.; Feb. 26. After Brown, he was a cub reporter for the Daily Record in New Jersey. In 1984, he graduated from Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, where he studied labor law. He moved to Los Angeles and for more than 32 years was an attorney and partner at Schwartz, Steinsapir, Dohrmann and Sommers LLP, where he advised labor organizations and their healthcare and pension trust funds. He authored an article on domestic relations and employee benefit plans and was a contributing editor to the American Bar Association’s treatise on Employee Benefits Law. He swam with the Masters Swimming Team for more than 10 years, was a potter, and enjoyed skiing, hiking, camping, and traveling with family. In 2017 he was diagnosed and treated for a brain tumor. He is survived by his wife, Theresa; two children; a grandson; his mother; and a brother.

Aug, 2021
73

David W. R. Wawro ’73, of Delhi, N.Y.; Feb. 21. He was the head of litigation at Torys, LLP, in New York. He spent the year following graduation working at Rhode Island Legal Services. In 1977, he received his JD from the University of Virginia School of Law and was admitted to the New York bar in 1978. He was an expert in a broad range of legal disciplines ranging from antitrust and commercial law to human rights and constitutional law. He had a passion for social justice and pro bono causes. He was an avid horseback rider, skier, and cyclist, and enjoyed the outdoors. He traveled extensively with his family. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Walker; his mother; a daughter; sister Gillian A.N. Weatherhead ’78; and four brothers, including Peter ’70, Mark ’75, and Geoffrey ’83.

Aug, 2021
72

William C. Moskosky Jr. ’72, of West Greenwich, R.I.; Feb. 27. He was a supervisor at the Rhode Island Department of Health WIC program from 1978 to 2005. He was a Fourth Degree Knight at the Msgr. Blessing Council, an Eagle Scout, a Eucharistic minister at Rhode Island Hospital, a lecturer at Saints John and Paul Church in Coventry, and a member of the Rhode Island Ski Patrol. He was also a member of the West Greenwich School Committee and the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency. He is survived by his wife, Catherine; a daughter and son-in-law; and a son.

Aug, 2021
71

Stephen L. Lehrer ’71, of Cranston, R.I.; Feb. 13. He received a master’s degree in education from Rhode Island College and taught for more than 30 years in the Bristol/Warren school system as a high school math teacher and technology coordinator. He was also a trainer for Teachers in Technology. For many years he worked at Camp JORI as an assistant director and then, in 1991, he worked in the summers as program director at Camp Taconic in the Berkshires of Massachusetts. He was the volunteer usher coordinator at Trinity Repertory Company for many years and an avid Boston sports fan. He is survived by his wife, Freda; a daughter; a son and daughter-in-law; a granddaughter; a sister and brother-in-law; and five nieces and nephews.

Aug, 2021
68

Ross A. Yeoman ’68, of Boulder, Colo; Oct. 27, of cancer. As a geologist he did potassium-argon dating of rocks for the U.S. Geological Survey for many years. He served in the U.S. Army, supported the Boulder Philharmonic, was passionate about the environment and combating climate change, and enjoyed hiking, skiing, and mountain climbing. He is survived by his wife Agnes and a sister. 

Aug, 2021
68

Stephen W. Biello ’68, of Newport, R.I.; Nov. 7, 2019. Upon graduating from Brown, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and served in the U.S. and Korea as a preventative medicine specialist responsible for water analysis and purification and the prevention of water-, food-, air-, insect-, and rodent-borne diseases. He was a coach and referee at the local YMCA, as well as working as a youth counselor at the Boys & Girls Club Summer Camp. While in the Army, he assisted at a Korean orphanage conducting clothing drives and helping families raise domestic animals. Upon returning home from Korea, he worked for the Veterans Administration of R.I. He received many awards for his service but was most proud of being named R.I. Federal Employee of the Year in the early 1990s. He retired from the VA after more than 30 years of service. He is survived by a sister, a brother, two nieces, and a nephew. 

Aug, 2021
65

Richard Baglow ’65, of Metairie, La., formerly of New York City; May 21, 2020. He is survived by his wife, Melanie; three children and their spouses; and 10 grandchildren.

Aug, 2021
64

John Dutton ’64, of Sacramento, Calif.; Feb. 25, of multiple organ failure. He was an investment banker in Boston before moving to Los Angeles to head international development for American Medical International, a job that allowed him to travel the world. Later he started his own company, JM Dutton & Assoc., which produced investment research on small cap companies. He retired in 2015. While in school, he was an active athlete and competed in football and crew. He rowed consistently, rowing in his final years on the American River in Sacramento. He also enjoyed flying and reading about history. He is survived by two daughters; son John ’86; and six grandchildren.

Aug, 2021
63

Albert Yodakis Jr. ’63, of Colts Neck, N.J.; Mar. 24, of cancer. He served three terms as mayor, and was chairman of the town’s planning and zoning boards. He also held a leadership role in the Boy Scouts of America with Troop 290. He is survived by his wife, Pamela; a daughter; a son; and four grandchildren.

Aug, 2021
63

Wallace S. Tomy ’63, of Mercer Island, Wash.; Mar. 1, from myelodysplastic syndrome. He was a successful salesperson in the home heating, ventilating, and air conditioning industry, which afforded him opportunities to travel across America. He was a U.S. Navy Vietnam veteran and is survived by his wife, Lois; four children and their spouses; and five grandchildren.

Aug, 2021
63

Robert N. Nelson ’63, of Bowie, Md.; Apr. 10. After obtaining a doctoral degree from MIT, he began teaching at Georgia Southern University. He spent many sabbaticals and summers conducting research and designing equipment for experiments at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. He retired and moved to Bowie, where he continued to be involved in research regarding cosmic dust. He was a member of many chemical professional societies and attended both Oseh Shalom Synagogue and Bet Aviv. He enjoyed genealogy, traveling, and editing chemistry textbooks. He is survived by his wife, Mary; two sons; three grandchildren; a sister; and his former wife, Anne Milbouer.

Aug, 2021
63

Gregory D. McLaughlin ’63, of West Warwick, R.I.; Mar. 13. He had a career as a district marketing manager at Hallmark Cards, Inc., during which time he also served as a sales trainer with Dale Carnegie and Associates. After retiring from Hallmark, he became the director at Dale Carnegie and later formed Northeast Sales and Services Inc., an automotive sales training consultancy. In retirement, he enjoyed ballroom dancing and traveling. At Brown he was a member of the men’s varsity hockey team and Delta Phi. He is survived by his wife, Irene; three children and their spouses; 10 grandchildren; a brother; and several nieces and nephews.

Aug, 2021
62

Charles Caperonis ’63, of North Andover, Mass.; Feb. 28, of Parkinson’s disease. After graduation, he joined the U.S. Navy serving as a communications officer. He earned his MBA at Columbia University and held positions with Procter & Gamble, Lever Brothers, and Berol Corporation. In 1980, he bought K.P. Thompson Co., a stationery and office products company in Andover and Lawrence, Mass. After selling his stationery company, he volunteered with the State Department and spent time getting an office products company started in Russia. He retired as an investment advisor with Fidelity Investments. He was a member and past president of the Lawrence Rotary Club, where he was elected a Paul Harris Fellow. He served as treasurer of the Congregational Church of Topsfield and served on the Boxford Personnel Board. He was an avid sailor and enjoyed travel and is survived by his wife, Serena; daughter Daphna Cox ’94; a son; and four grandchildren.

Aug, 2021
62

James J. Leonard Jr. ’62, of Phoenix; Feb. 20. After Brown, where he was a member of the football team and captain of the baseball team, he was admitted to the University of Notre Dame Law School. He was admitted to the Arizona Bar in 1966 and practiced for nearly five decades representing injured victims of medical negligence, particularly birth-injured children. He was a professional mentor to other attorneys, a lecturer at professional conventions, a coach in youth sports, and a volunteer delivery driver for St. Vincent DePaul. He is survived by his wife, Sue Ann; four children and their spouses; 10 grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; a sister; and four nieces and nephews.

Aug, 2021
61

Stephen L. Gallagher Jr. ’61 of Portland, Ore.; Mar. 12. After Brown, he joined the U.S. Air Force and later the Air National Guard. He studied law at the University of Oregon, working in private practice before being appointed to the Circuit Court of Multnomah County in 1981. He presided over numerous high-profile cases during his more than two decades on the bench. In 1996, he was one of the first judges in the United States to require a public agency to provide homosexual couples with the same medical, dental, and life insurance benefits it offered to married couples, a ruling that was initiated after Oregon Health Sciences University was found to be discriminating by denying benefits to the domestic partners of three gay employees. He served on the board of the Portland Opera and sang with the Balladeers at the Multnomah Athletic Club. He is survived by two daughters and a grandson.

Aug, 2021
60

Ann Jolly Howard ’60, of Greenfield, Mass.; Apr. 10. She taught English at Greenfield High School for 30 years. After retiring, she volunteered as a tutor for English as a Second Language students. She thoroughly enjoyed American literature and film. She is survived by three children, five grandchildren, and a brother and sister-in-law.

Aug, 2021
60

Rockwell Gray Jr. ’60, of St. Louis, Mo.; Apr. 12. He was a professor of philosophy and taught at Washington University and Webster University in St. Louis, as well as secondary schools in the U.S. and abroad. He lived and traveled extensively in Spain and Chile. He wrote the biography of Ortega y Gasset, The Imperative of Modernity, as well as A Century of Enterprise: St. Louis, 1894–1994, and translated a collection of Chilean folk tales by Yolando Pino Saavedra. He had a great sense of humor and could break into song, remembering obscure lyrics and melodies. A reader of Walt Whitman and Robert Frost, he enjoyed being read to by his wife during the last months of his life. He is survived by his wife, Madelyn; three children, including Elizabeth Gray ’99, ’04 MAT; and four grandchildren. 

Aug, 2021
60

Olive Jeanfreau Alexander ’60, of Fort Worth, Tex.; Feb. 28. She was a musician, author, educator, and missionary. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, a son and daughter-in-law, 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and two sisters.

Aug, 2021
59

Donald A. Stoufer ’59, of Alexandria, Va.; Mar. 29. He received post-graduate degrees from the Naval Postgraduate School and the Naval War College and served 30 years in the Navy, where he earned many decorations. His last assignment was executive assistant to the Under Secretary of the Navy. In 1987, he retired from the Navy and held various positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers and IBM. After retiring a second time from IBM, he worked for the National Academy for Public Administration. He founded the Mid-Atlantic chapter of the Starlight Foundation for Children and he enjoyed the opportunity to play Santa Claus at the Children’s Hospital during his many years supporting the Foundation. He was a docent and later an information desk volunteer at the Library of Congress and active in the Volunteer Council for the National Symphony Orchestra. He enjoyed music and traveling and visited every continent. He is survived by his wife, Mary; two sons and daughters-in-law; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister; and a brother.

Aug, 2021
59

John F. Quinn Jr. ’59, of Warwick, R.I.; Mar. 8. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and worked for 20 years in executive capacities in Boston and Providence ad agencies before founding his own direct marketing firm in 1980. He published four eBooks on Amazon and enjoyed sailing, including up and down the East Coast. He is survived by two sisters and several nieces and nephews, including Richard Quinn ’84 and Heather Quinn ’86.

Aug, 2021
59

Laurence J. Keohane ’59, of Brighton, Mass.; Mar. 13. He retired from Conrail consolidated Rail Corp. in 1999. He served in the National Guard and enjoyed horse racing, playing golf, and reading. He is survived by a sister-in-law and several nieces and nephews.

Aug, 2021
59

Jane Moseley Bronk ’59, of Hartford, Conn.; Mar. 21. Her working life was spent in education. She taught at Windham High, Sedgwick Jr. High, and finally at Loomis Chaffee in Windsor from 1970 to 2006, continuing as a tutor there until 2011. In 50 years of teaching English, she had an impact on thousands of students, many of whom she kept up with well into their adult lives. She enjoyed many things, including knitting, gardening, baking, traveling, and solving the New York Times crossword puzzle. She is survived by a daughter, a granddaughter, a brother-in-law and his wife, a niece, and a nephew.

Aug, 2021
58

Andree J. Guay Wells ’58, of Nashville; Dec. 16. After earning a master’s in public health from Johns Hopkins University, she worked for many years as a public health nurse, a nursing supervisor and a professor of nursing. She is survived by three children and their spouses and 10 grandchildren.

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Kenneth A. Kurze ’58, of Middletown, R.I.; Feb. 24. In 1959, he became a U.S. Department of State Foreign Service Officer and throughout his 30-year service traveled to India, Nepal, Morocco, France, Barbados, and Austria. He and his wife raised their four children on four continents. He was fluent in German, French, and Hindi. In 1982, he completed the U.S. Naval War College Senior Course in Newport, R.I. He received the U.S. Department of State’s Individual Meritorious Honor Award for his handling of political affairs at the U.S. Consulate in Bombay during the 1971-72 Bangladesh War crisis, and the Individual Superior Honor Award for his actions on Grenada to assess the political situation and to ensure the safety of Americans on the eve of the 1983 U.S. invasion/intervention. He retired to Middletown in 1989 and was active in the community. He was an accomplished pianist, an occasional painter, and an avid philatelist. He is survived by daughter Barbara Kurze ’82; three sons; a daughter-in-law; and three grandchildren.

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Edward S. Flattau ’58, of Washington, D.C.; Apr. 8, of prostate cancer. He attended Columbia Law School but left after two years to begin his journalism career as a general assignment reporter with United Press International Albany (N.Y.) Bureau. In 1964, he became a political correspondent for UPI in New York State and in 1967, he transferred to UPI’s Washington bureau, where his beat included Congress, various federal agencies and on occasion, the White House. His prize-winning column first appeared when he took over the assignment from the late former Interior Secretary Stewart Udall. His Washington-based column has appeared in as many as 120 daily newspapers at various times during the past five decades. He won 10 national journalism awards, reported from five different continents, and covered the key issues and figures associated with modern day environmentalism. In 2011, the Washingtonian Magazine named him the “Best Columnist” in the nation’s capital. He is the author of numerous books. He was a member of the U.S. Army Reserves and the Society of Environmental Journalists. He is survived by his wife, Pamela; a daughter; and son Jeremy ’01.

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Domenic E. D’Eramo ’58, of Millis, Mass.; Mar. 18, after a long illness. After working for Consolidated Edison on Staten Island, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He married in 1961 and settled in Millis in 1967. From 1962 to 1999 he worked for Sverdrup Corporation, beginning as a project manager, and ascended to regional executive working out of the company’s Boston office. He worked on or managed major construction projects, such as the Red Line Extension from Harvard Square to Alewife Station, the Ted Williams Tunnel, and the Old Colony Railroad Restoration project. After retiring from Sverdrup he worked for Rizzo & Associates, where he was part of the team designing the infrastructure for Gillette Stadium. A longtime member of the Boston Society of Civil Engineers (BSCE), he was one of the founders of the Engineering Center, a nonprofit dedicated to the development of young engineers. He also served as BSCE president in the late 1980s and was named a fellow by BSCE. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and served two terms on the Millis Board of Public Works. He enjoyed traveling with family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Janet; three children and their spouses; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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Nathaniel B. Atwater ’58, ’64 AM, of Little Compton, R.I.; Feb. 11. He earned a PhD in medieval literature from Exeter University in England and taught English at UMass Dartmouth. He retired in 1991. In retirement he served two terms as president of the Little Compton Historical Society. He enjoyed working in his vegetable garden, Indian artifact hunting, and fishing. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; a daughter and son-in-law; a son and daughter-in-law; two grandsons; a sister; and several nieces and nephews.

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Kent H. Sabin ’57, of Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of Fair Haven, N.J.; Feb. 28. After earning a master’s degree in electrical engineering from NYU in 1959, he began a career at AT&T Bell Laboratories in Whippany, N.J., where he was awarded the Distinguished Technical Staff Award designed to recognize sustained achievement. He retired in 1989. He enjoyed running and participated in numerous marathons. He was a member of the Jersey Shore Running Club and a founding member of the Rumson Chapter of the Hash House Harriers international running group. In retirement, he embarked on a 9,000-mile solo bike trip across North America and after more than five months biking, he arrived back home in New Jersey on his 28th wedding anniversary. He moved to Jacksonville in 2008 and is survived by his wife, Susie; a daughter; two grandsons; a sister; a brother; and several nieces and nephews.

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Louis R. Maiello ’57, of Cranston, R.I.; Apr. 2. After Brown, he went on to study medicine at the University of Bologna in Italy. He returned to Rhode Island and cofounded and worked as a radiologist for Rhode Island Medical Imaging for 35 years. He enjoyed traveling with his wife and summering at their home on Great Island, boating, clamming, and spending time with his family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Carol; two daughters; a son-in-law; three grandchildren; and a sister.

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Jay Leavitt ’57, of Hendersonville, N.C.; Feb. 25. Just prior to his junior year at Brown, while a member of the cheerleading squad, he had a tumbling accident that caused him to break his neck and become a hemiplegic. Despite his disability and as a Fulbright scholar, he went on to attend the University of Italy at Pisa where he taught a numerical analysis course. He later taught in the mathematics department at the University of Minnesota and became an associate professor in their computer science department. In 1973, with the passage of Section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act, he became active as an advocate for the disabled. He served on several commissions for the disabled under then New York Gov. Mario Cuomo and was a member of the board of directors of Western New York Independent Living Center. He retired to North Carolina and underwent spinal surgery that left him a paraplegic. In his mid-70s, he passed the FINRA Series 65 Exam and created and published forecasting tools for stock market analysts while continuing to advocate for the elderly and serve on a state board addressing the needs of residents in long-term care facilities. He is survived by his wife, Virginia; a son; two grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law and several cousins.

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Lewis A. Kay ’57, of Moorestown, N.J.; Mar. 26. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and for more than 50 years worked as a pediatric dentist. He was affiliated with several hospitals and organizations, including Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as a senior dentist, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine as an associate pediatric dentist, Cooper Hospital Medical Center on the cleft palate team, Episcopal Hospital/Temple University as clinical director, Academy of Dentistry for the Handicapped as president and board member, New Jersey Dental Association, New Jersey Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped, and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He was recognized for his outstanding service and extraordinary effort as a member of the Dental Identification Unit during 9/11 and in 2011 was the inaugural recipient of the Dr. Lewis A. Kay Excellence in Education Award. He also served in the United States Army. He is survived by his wife, Jo Ann; daughter Dana Kay Smith ’82 and her spouse; son Stephen ’85 and his spouse; and four grandchildren.

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Robert K. Hitt ’57, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., formerly of Cheshire, Conn.; Nov. 21. He played football at Brown his freshman year, then interrupted his college years to serve in the U.S. Marines before graduating from Brown upon his return. He worked in the family business, Hoffman Paint and Wallpaper, his entire career and was president of the company for most of those years. He was a referee and umpire for several sports and earned the position of referee for Division One football games. He was an active member of the Connecticut Governor’s Footguard and a lifetime member of the Lanphier Cove Association of Branford (Conn.), where he served as president and treasurer. After moving to Port St. Lucie, he continued to be involved in many social groups until his health prevented it. He is survived by his wife, Sally; two daughters and sons-in-law; a son and daughter-in-law; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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David S. Fishman ’56, of Bloomfield, Conn. and Charlestown, R.I.; Jan. 31, of Parkinson’s disease. He married a few months after graduating and settled in the Hartford, Conn. area. Engineer by day and law student by night, upon graduation (first in his class), he established what would be the first of several patent law firms. Not only a patent attorney, he was also a named inventor on at least five patents, a fact of which he was quietly proud. David and Linda were inveterate world travelers and lovers of opera, and he was honored to share the Met stage with Luciano Pavarotti one evening. His bouillabaisse was celebrated around the world, as was his warmth and generosity. He enjoyed his family and the R.I. shore, where he had a beach home for 35 years, and where he looked forward to spending most of the summer with visits from his children, and grandchildren. He was a father figure to his younger siblings, mentor to younger attorneys, including his son, and dear friend and trusted advisor to many. He gave great toasts, was unabashed in his enjoyment of life, and set a spectacular example for those following him.He is survived by his wife, Linda Kessler ’56; son  Douglas ’81; daughter Sarah ’89; and their spouses; four grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.

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Sydney W. Noyes ’55, of Haddon Township, N.J.; Mar. 9. He served two years in the U.S. Army and worked in the field of finance for several years before joining a Philadelphia bank, where he became a senior vice president. He later owned and operated the Potted Plant in Cherry Hill, N.J., for 17 years. He was an avid boater and fisherman. He is survived by his wife, Lois; a daughter and son-in-law; a son and daughter-in-law; three granddaughters; a sister; and several nieces and nephews.

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David Sloan ’54, of East Haddam, Conn.; Mar. 30. After discharge from the Army, he began a career in business development working for several multinational corporations assisting them in building their sales efforts, including international trade. He later became a real estate agent and appraiser serving Connecticut markets until his retirement. He had a mischievous sense of humor and enjoyed the opera, reading, and the N.Y. Giants. He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law; son David ’88 and his wife; and two granddaughters.

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Charles M. Moran Jr. ’54, of Tiverton, R.I.; Feb. 18. He served in the ROTC at Brown and was drafted into the Army during the Korean War. After military service, he worked at Honeywell before transitioning to print journalism. He was a stringer for the Providence Journal and Fall River Herald News, and eventually the editor and publisher of the Tiverton Bulletin in the 1960s. Later he worked in the office at the family business, National Roofing Company, until its closing in 1984. During the time working in the family business, he returned to school and earned a law degree from the New England School of Law. He was passionate about local government and politics and served on the Tiverton Planning Board from 1963 until 1975 and again from 1978 to 1988. He also served on the Town’s Personnel Board in 1977 and 1978. He went on to serve as chairman of Tiverton’s Democratic Town Committee from 1995 until 2011. He was an alternate on the Board of Canvassers from 2011 until 2014 and was part of Congressman David Cicilline’s Senior Advisory Council during Cicilline’s first term. He strongly believed in citizens exercising their right to vote, offering rides to the polls for voters without transportation, and often organized meal delivery to poll workers of both parties on Election Day in Tiverton. He was a communicant of St. Christopher’s Church for more than 80 years. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; two sons; a brother and sister-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.

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Patricia J. Collins ’54, of Branford, Conn.; Mar. 21, of pancreatic cancer. She was a Tony Award–winning lighting designer. After graduating from Brown, she spent a year at Yale Drama School. She worked as a stage manager at the Joffrey Ballet, then as an assistant to Jean Rosenthal, who was a top Broadway lighting designer at the American Shakespeare Festival Theater in Stratford, Conn. She worked as a stage manager, among other jobs, in the 1960s when Joseph Papp, the founder and director of the New York Shakespeare Festival, hired her to design the lighting for productions of The Threepenny Opera (Lincoln Center Revival) in 1976. She won her Tony for Herb Gardner’s I’m Not Rappaport in 1986, and was the lighting designer for more than 30 other Broadway productions, among them Ain’t Misbehavin’ and Doubt, which earned her a Tony nomination. In a 2002 revival of Lanford Wilson’s Burn This at the Union Square Theater, she transformed figures onstage into what Ben Brantley of The New York Times called “ambiguous silhouettes.” She also worked at regional theaters throughout the United States and with opera companies in New York, San Francisco, Santa Fe, London, Paris, and Munich. She is survived by her partner, Dr. Virginia Stuermer.

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Ruth Finkelstein Drill Ignatoff ’54, of Roseland, N.J.; Nov. 20. She was a homemaker who wanted more and returned to school, graduating from Rutgers University School of Social Work in 1968. She accepted a position with the Jewish Family Service, where she worked as a social worker, and was an active member of the Community and Social Agency Employees union. She was a role model for community involvement and an advocate for social justice. In 1970, she led a sit-down strike which ended with her spending an afternoon in jail. She was a lifelong member of the Democratic party and had strong opinions about politics. She is survived by five children and their spouses, including son Jonathan Drill ’80; daughters Rebecca Drill ’82 and Esther Drill ’90; four stepchildren and their spouses; 17 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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Olinda Andrade Calista ’54, of Worcester, Mass., formerly of Rumford, R.I.; Feb. 10, of Parkinson’s disease. She continued working towards a master’s degree at Rhode Island College while working as an elementary school teacher in East Providence. She believed in educational equity and was a volunteer for many years with Literacy Volunteers of America, assisting English Language Learners to read and write. Throughout her life she experienced medical challenges, yet did so with dignity and a quiet elegance, always wanting to be productive and contribute to the well-being of her family and others. She was active in the R.I. Chapter of the American Parkinson’s Disease Association. It was her wish to make an anatomical donation (her brain) for the advancement of Parkinson’s Disease research. In 2016, she moved to Worcester to be closer to her daughter and was welcomed by the Briarwood Community, where she actively participated in life and ongoing learning. She is survived by a daughter, two sisters, two sisters-in-law, an aunt, and a cousin.

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William Brigden ’54, of Fairfield, Conn.; June 13, 2020, from COVID-19. He was a marketing director for various agencies, including Benton & Bowles of New York City. He retired in 2001. He was an avid golfer, swimmer, and hiker and enjoyed traveling and photography. He is survived by three children, including Adriane Brigden McDermott ’91, and six grandchildren.

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Robert E. Kay ’53, of Philadelphia; Mar. 3, from COVID-19. He had a psychiatry practice that was focused on helping the most severely mentally ill, juvenile delinquents, and drug addicts. He had many interests, including reading and music, especially classical and jazz, and enjoyed listening to music at the Curtis Center for many years. He encouraged home schooling and was always available to help those in need. He was involved in the Main Line Unitarian Church and the Philadelphia Ethical Society. He is survived by a daughter, two sons and daughters-in-law, two granddaughters, and a great-granddaughter.

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Louis W. Bauman ’53, of Scarsdale, N.Y.; Mar. 22, after a long illness. He was an accomplished real estate attorney who used his legal acumen for the Jewish community in decades of community service, including on the School Board of Hawthorne Cedar Knolls Union Free District, for which he served as president from 1986 to 2001. He was also chair of the Town of Eastchester Zoning Board of Appeals from 1985 to 2001. He served as a trustee of the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, Inc., and was an honorary member of the Advisory Board of the Maxwell Institute, a division of St. Vincent’s Hospital-Westchester. He is survived by his wife, Susan; five children and their spouses; and nine grandchildren.

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Robert J. Wheeler ’52, of Hamilton, Mass.; Apr. 13. He was an integral part of Brown hockey, culminating in a Final Four appearance in 1951. Seven decades later, he still holds the Brown record for goals in a game (8), goals in a season (36), and career goals (86). In addition, he had 12 career game-winning goals and 10 career hat tricks. An All-American in 1952, he was also awarded numerous league honors. Additionally in 1952, he was named Most Valuable Player and received First Team All-Pentagonal League. He was also named to the First Team in 1951 and received Second Team accolades in 1950. In 1971, he was inducted into the Brown Athletic Hall of Fame. He also competed for the Brown baseball team as a third baseman. He served in the U.S. Army in Korea from 1952 to 1955 and joined IBM as a sales manager upon discharge. He moved across the East coast with IBM and after settling in Hamilton started a new career in the investment business, initially for White Weld and then later at Merrill Lynch. He enjoyed raising labs, collies, and spaniels. He is survived by five children and their spouses, 14 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

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Douglass E. Randlett ’52, of Oklahoma City, Okla., formerly of Milton, Mass. and Albany, N.Y.; Mar. 25, of pneumonia. From 1968 to 1988 he had a career in the warehousing industry. Upon retirement, he moved to Milton to care for his parents. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a lifelong Red Sox and New England Patriots fan. He is survived by daughter Karen Randlett Delaney ’78 and two grandchildren. 

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Carlton J. McLeod ’52, of Hernando, Fla.; May 1.  After Brown, he went on to earn his DDS from the University of Maryland in 1956 and began his naval career as a senior dental student on active duty. Upon graduation, he was selected for the Navy Dental Internship Program and served at St. Albans Naval Hospital, Long Island, N.Y. After subsequent tours he began a three-year program in the specialty of periodontics at the National Naval Dental Center in Bethesda, completing his residency and earning a master’s degree from Georgetown University in 1967. Thereafter, he served as senior dental officer aboard the USS Enterprise, completing two tours to Vietnam from 1967 to 1969.  He was promoted to captain while serving as head of periodontics at Naval Hospital, Oakland, Ca., also known as Oak Knoll Naval Hospital, and was transferred to Naval Dental Center, Great Lakes, Ill. in 1974 as executive officer. He assumed command in 1976. In 1979, he reported to the Navy Bureau of Medicine, and Surgery in Washington, D.C. as head of the professional branch of the dental division. In 1981, now Admiral McLeod, he became Inspector General of the Navy Medical Department. In 1983 he was appointed Chief of the Navy Dental Corps, Assistant Chief of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery for Dentistry and, additionally, was the first Director of Health Care Operations, serving on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations in the office of the Surgeon General. He retired in November 1984. He received numerous honors, including the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Unit Citation, Meritorious Unit Citation, National Defense Service Medal, Naval Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal with Two Stars, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Cluster and the Vietnam Service Medal. Professionally, he has been honored as a Fellow of the American College of Dentists and a Fellow of the International College of Dentists. He was honored by the University of Maryland Dental School as the Distinguished Alumnus in 2001. He remained active in community and veteran’s affairs, serving as past president of the Citrus County Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America. He has served as chairman of the financial advisory board for the Citrus County Art League’s new theater and has been a member of the Veterans Appreciation Week Committee and chairman of the Veterans Day Memorial Service and a member of the Veterans in the Classroom Program since 1995. In December 2018, he was inducted into the Florida Veterans Hall of Fame. He is survived by his longtime companion, Marge M. Blunk; three children; and four grandchildren.

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Daniel M. Garr ’52, of Vero Beach, Fla., formerly of Rochester, N.Y.; Apr. 3. He was the owner of the former Greene Douglas Maintenance Supply Co. He is survived by his wife, Jane; four children and their spouses; eight grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and a sister.

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