Obituaries

Sep, 2018
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Robert A. Reichley
The former BAM editor "expected his team to be relentlessly original in connecting alumni, faculty, and the news media to Brown’s excellence and growth."
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Sep, 2018
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Stanley Falkow PhD ’61
Stanley Falkow PhD ’61 was “one of the great microbe hunters of all time”
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Sep, 2018
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William Simmons ’60
“One of the most distinguished scholars of Native New England”
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Sep, 2018
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Jean E. Miller ’49, of Arlington, Vt.; May 21, of a stroke.  She taught English for seven years in the public high schools of Westbrook, Maine, and Marshfield, Mass., followed by two years at Mount Vernon Seminary in Washington, D.C. She went on to teach English and become assistant to the headmaster of the Masters School in New York. She was later dean of student personnel at Bennington College in Vermont, headmistress of St. Timothy’s School in Maryland, and headmistress of Vivian Webb Schools in Claremont, Calif. She served as director of development at Poly Prep Country Day School in New York and was chairman of the National Association of Independent Schools—the first woman to serve in this capacity—before retiring. Active in Pembroke affairs, she joined the Pembroke Center Associates Council in 1989 and served as chair from 2002-2004. She endowed the Edith Goldthwaite Miller Faculty Fellow Research Fund in 2002 for the Pembroke Center and was a 1998 Brown Bear recipient.  She is survived by two brothers.

Sep, 2018
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Muriel Hendrick Krauss ’49, of Post Falls, Idaho; Mar. 5. She served in the U.S. Naval Reserve, then continued her studies in psychology and earned two master’s degrees. She enjoyed doing volunteer work, studying history, and traveling. She is survived by four daughters and a son.

 

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Albert J. Jacobs ’49, of Boca Raton, Fla., formerly of Cranston, R.I.; May 27. After a brief career in engineering, he founded three fashion jewelry and findings import companies (Princess Fashions, Eastern Import Co., and Pegasus Import Co.) and served as president of each. He enjoyed jazz music, fishing, Asian art, home aquariums, and traveling. He is survived by a daughter, sons Bradley ’79 and Theodore ’84 MD, two daughters-in-law, a son-in-law, six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, a niece, and two nephews.

 

Sep, 2018
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Richard A. Wise ’48, of Dover, Mass.; Apr. 28. He was employed as a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Washington, D.C. After returning to the New England area, he was employed with USM Corp., becoming general patent counsel. In 1971 he accepted the position as patent and trademark counsel of the Gillette Co. in Boston. He then became Of Council for Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds of Lexington, Mass. He was a World War II U.S. Army Air Corps veteran and life member of Norfolk Lodge AF&AM in Needham, Mass. He is survived by his wife, Geraldine; a granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Sep, 2018
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William E. Stone ’47, of Philadelphia, Pa.; May 7. He was a retired pastor who had served in several locations, including Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. He was a member of the 112th Field Artillery Assoc., the Military Chaplains Assoc., and the Retired Officers Assoc. of Philadelphia. He is survived by three children, three grandchildren, a great grandchild, and a brother.

 

Sep, 2018
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Elaine Laudati Regine ’45, of Cranston, R.I.; May 2. She was a social worker for the State of Rhode Island. After raising a family, she obtained a teacher’s certificate from Rhode Island College and became a substitute teacher in the Providence and Cranston school systems. She enjoyed sports, specifically playing golf, and was a member of Metacomet Country Club, where she scored a hole in one in 1966. She is survived by six children and their spouses, including son Louis J. Regine III ’73.

 

Sep, 2018
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Thomas J. Loftus ’45, of Nahant, Mass.; Apr. 22. He was a retired administrator of the Boston Public School system. After retiring from the school system he worked for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Registry of Deeds for 15 years. He was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran and a founding member of the Walsh Post American Legion in Dorchester. He enjoyed Boston politics and Boston sports. He is survived by a son, a daughter-in-law, two granddaughters, and two great-grandsons.

 

Sep, 2018
45

David E. Ferguson ’45, of Richmond, N.H., formerly of East Lyme, Conn.; Apr. 29. He was a retired senior engineer at Electric Boat in Groton, Conn. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy and retired from the USNR in 1961 as a lieutenant. He is survived by two daughters, a son, a daughter-in-law, a son-in-law, four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and a sister.

 

Sep, 2018
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Rozanne Karibian Arzoomanian ’45, ’62 MAT, of Cranston, R.I.; Apr. 30. She taught science at Hugh B. Bain Middle School in Cranston and was coprincipal of the Mourad Armenian School. She was a longtime member of St. Vartanantz Armenian Apostolic Church and is survived by a daughter, a son, and two siblings.

 

Sep, 2018
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Ellen A. Hills ’42, of Skowhegan, Me.; May 3. She worked as a nurse, nurse educator, and private duty nurse. Later, after obtaining her teaching certificate, she taught first grade in North Reading, Mass. She continued to teach until her retirement in 1975. She was actively involved in protecting the environment and was the founder of Maine’s first green cemetery—Rainbow’s End, which was featured in a 2008 Classes profile in the January/February issue of BAM. She enjoyed knitting, needlepoint, rug hooking, quilting, embroidery, and traveling. She is survived by a daughter, two sons, two daughters-in-law, a son-in-law, 11 grandchildren, and two brothers.

Sep, 2018
45

Henry E. Altenberg ’45, of Kittery, Me., formerly of West Hartford, Conn.; Apr. 25, of multiple myeloma. He was a retired psychiatrist. He served as a psychiatrist in the U.S. Air Force in Alaska from 1952 to 1954. Moving back to the East Coast, he practiced psychiatry for the next 30 years. In 1984 he moved to Kittery, married, and enjoyed traveling and sailing along the Maine coast. As a member of the American Holistic Medical Assoc., he was trained in advanced Reiki and, with his wife, codirected the Spruce Creek Holistic Center in Kittery, where they ran a support group for people with life-threatening illnesses. He authored Holistic Medicine, A Meeting of East and West. He also contributed to Doctors Look at Macrobiotics. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne; three daughters; a son; a daughter-in-law; a son-in-law; four step-children; four grandchildren; and five step-grandchildren.

 

Sep, 2018
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Russel M. Geer ’44, of Gainesville, Ga.; May 22. He was the owner of an H&R Block for 40 years. He is survived by a daughter, a son-in-law, and two grandsons.

 

Sep, 2018
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Florence Northcott Cox ’42, of Vienna, Va., formerly of Cumberland, R.I.; May 15. She taught at Scott Elementary School in Warwick, R.I., for 19 years and owned Bay View Realty Co. in Jamestown, R.I. She was involved in many organizations in Rhode Island, including the Blackstone Valley Historical Society and Learning for Life. She was a member and Sunday school teacher of the Arnold Mills United Methodist Church in Cumberland. She is survived by three daughters, a son, 10 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

 

Sep, 2018
41

Celeste F. Griffin ’41, of East Providence, R.I.; Apr. 30. A former lieutenant in the WAVES, she later worked as an admissions officer at Brown. She retired in 1985. She is survived by a sister and nieces and nephews.

 

Sep, 2018
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Edward H. Ziegler Jr. ’39, of Providence; July 10, 2017. He was a retired dentist. During World War II he served as a naval officer in the dental corps. He enjoyed flying, scuba diving, camping, creating stained glass pieces, and beekeeping. He is survived by a daughter, a son, a daughter-in-law, a son-in-law, and six grandchildren.

 

Sep, 2018
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Barbara Dinkel Dillon ’49, of Darien, Conn.; Mar. 28. She worked as an editorial assistant at the New Yorker magazine in Manhattan, while also doing some freelance writing. She sold her first story, “The Grand Champion Peanut Racer,” to Woman’s Day magazine at the age of 23. Over the course of her career, she authored nine children’s books, including A Mom by Magic, which was made into an NBC TV movie, A Mom for Christmas, produced by Walt Disney Productions in 1990. She spoke at several local schools about her writing and remained an avid reader of children’s literature and the New York Times Book Review. She enjoyed attending the Darien Playhouse and New York City theater. She also played tennis, golf, paddle tennis, and bridge. She volunteered in several organizations, taught pre-reading skills to underprivileged children in Stamford, Conn., and was a volunteer for 25 years at Person-to-Person in Darien. She is survived by three daughters and their spouses, eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and a brother.

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Glenn S. Everett ’88 PhD, of Pembroke, Mass.; Apr. 19, after a struggle with leukemia and other health issues. He taught English at Temple Univ. and the Univ. of Tennessee at Martin. He enjoyed photography, singing, playing tennis, and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Ellen; two sons; a sister; a niece; and two nephews. 

Sep, 2018
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Rida M. Mirie ’77 ScM, ’80 PhD, of Lowell, Mass.; Feb. 16. He was a mathematics professor at UMass Lowell. He is survived by a daughter.

 

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Richard G. MacKay ’74 MAT, of West Hartford, Conn.; Apr. 9. He taught in Watertown Public Schools and also worked for the State of Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection. He is survived by a brother.

 

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Mary Ogden Trotta ’72 MAT, of Clarksboro, N.J.; Apr. 18. She taught English at Woodbury High School for 30 years. After retiring from Woodbury, she joined the Univ. of Pennsylvania’s Literacy Network, where she devoted her time to professional development with teachers across the country. She enjoyed expanding literacy among children in under-resourced school districts. She is survived by her husband, James; a daughter; a son-in-law; and a sister.
 

 

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Marion Lord Kessen ’72 AM, of Branford, Conn.; May 24. She worked in various positions at Yale Univ., conducting research in the department of psychology. She enjoyed bowling and playing bridge and golf. She served as chairman of the Branford Human Rights Council in the 1960s and enjoyed traveling. She is survived by six children, six grandchildren, and a great-grandson.

 

Sep, 2018
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Arlene Haas Little ’70 AM, ’73 PhD, of Penacook, N.H.; Jan. 2. She had been a professor of psychology at UMass Amherst, retiring in 2002. She is survived by a son, a daughter-in-law, three grandchildren, a sister, and a sister-in-law.

 

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Linda Daignault Howell ’69 MAT, of New Bern, N.C.; Mar. 29. After moving to Boston in 1974, she worked for the New England Governors Council. In 1976 she cofounded the Council for Northeast Economic Action, which became an international consulting firm focused on creating opportunities for growth in New England. She later moved to New Bern and focused on historic preservation and gardening as a member of the New Bern Preservation and Historical Society. As a member of the Questers, she worked to raise funds to restore Cedar Grove Cemetery. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, reading, and traveling. She is survived by her husband, Jim; a son; a daughter-in-law; and a sister.

 

Sep, 2018
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Vittorio A. Bonomo ’69 PhD, of Blacksburg, Va.; Apr. 20, 2017. He began teaching at UC Santa Barbara. He subsequently taught at Virginia Tech in the College of Business for 48 years and was a winner of the William E. Wine Award for Teaching Excellence. He was a financial advisor to two Virginia governors and served on advisory boards for many banks and financial institutions spanning his career. He enjoyed painting, Virginia Tech football, and cooking. He is survived by his wife, Jane; a daughter; a son-in-law; two grandchildren; a sister; and a brother.

 

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Fred I. Cooperstock ’66 PhD, of Victoria, B.C.; Jan. 17. He was a physics professor at the Univ. of Victoria. He enjoyed photography, writing, playing badminton, and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Ruth; a daughter; a son; four grandchildren; and a sister.

 

Sep, 2018
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Marjorie Harvey Purves ’65 AM, of Worcester, Mass.; Mar. 27, of lung cancer. She ran the volunteer program of the palliative care unit at UMass Memorial Medical Center for 10 years. She served on the board of Daybreak, then stepped down to be executive director until the early 1990s. After leaving Daybreak, she worked for the Battered Women’s Coalition in Boston. She was also a mediator for the court system for many years. She sang with the Worcester Choral Society and enjoyed poetry. She is survived by two daughters, a son-in-law, a grandson, a sister, and several nieces and nephews.
 

 

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Gordon R. Williamson ’64 ScM, of Hanover, N.H.; Feb. 15. He worked as an intellectual property lawyer in Boston before joining the staff of Byte magazine in the 1970s. In retirement he founded a nonprofit organization supporting artisans in Rwanda, authored a career guide for young lawyers, and volunteered with the Dartmouth athletics department. He is survived by a daughter, a son, a stepdaughter, three grandchildren, and a brother.

 

Sep, 2018
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Rozanne Karibian Arzoomanian ’62 MAT (see ’45).

 

Sep, 2018
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Robert E. Green Jr. ’56 ScM, ’59 PhD, of Towson, Md. He was an associate professor at the Johns Hopkins Univ. in Baltimore. He is survived by his wife, Sydney; two daughters; and three grandchildren.

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Ryozo G. Kumekawa ’55 AM, of Wakefield, R.I.; Apr. 16. He served as the director of city planning for the City of Warwick (R.I.) from 1958 to 1972. He was then appointed as the executive assistant for Policy and Program Review for Gov. Noel of Rhode Island, serving from 1973 to 1977. From 1977 to 1979 he was the executive director of the Coalition of Northeastern Governors Policy Research Center, and from 1980 until his retirement in 1998, he was the director of the URI Graduate Program in Community Planning. He was honored with the distinguished leadership award by the Rhode Island Chapter of the American Planning Assoc. in 1996 and was elected a fellow in the American Institute of Certified Planners in 2001. He is survived by his wife, Yoshiko; three children; and several nieces and nephews.

 

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Charles A. Pleasance ’53 AM (see ’50).
 

 

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Alice Slavin Krafft ’47 ScM, of Alexandria, Va.; Feb. 23. She was a retired science teacher. She is survived by eight children, 13 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and a sister.

 

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Richard N. Berry ’41 ScM, ’47 PhD, of Bloomington, Ind.; Feb. 26. He was a professor of psychology and brain sciences at Indiana State Univ. from 1947 until his retirement in 1987. He enjoyed following the stock market, gardening, and playing golf. He is survived by a sister-in-law, nieces, and nephews.

 

Sep, 2018
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David Warren ’07, of New York City; Mar. 13. He is survived by his wife, Ali; his parents Bob ’73 and Sandy Wogrin Warren ’75; and sisters Susan Weston ’03 and Sharon Persson ’05.

 

Sep, 2018
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Lawrence B. Gardner ’87, of New York City; Mar. 27, of lymphoma. He was associate professor of medicine and associate professor of biochemistry and molecular pharmacology at NYU Langone Medical Center. He attended patients, performed research, and taught students. He was a fellow at Johns Hopkins Univ. and the head of the hematology oncology fellowship at NYU. Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by a daughter, his mother, a sister, and a brother.

 

Sep, 2018
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Gay Tokumaru Bessen ’84, of Williamsburg, Va.; Mar. 9, of cancer. She was chief of optometry at the Hampton VA Medical in Hampton, Va. She enjoyed the outdoors and traveling. She is survived by her husband, Andy; her mother; and two brothers.

 

Sep, 2018
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Elizabeth Olarsch Hunter ’84, of Gardiner, N.Y., formerly of Portland, Me.; Dec. 5, from a cerebral hemorrhage while awaiting a bone marrow transplant due to myeloid leukemia. She was a concert pianist and trained in Musical Munchkins, developmentally staged techniques for teaching music to children. After relocating to Gardiner, she opened a Musical Munchkins branch in New Paltz, N.Y. At Brown she was a member of the Chattertocks. She and her husband established the Free at Last band and toured the New England college circuit, eventually recording an album in 1996 title One Woman’s Song. She enjoyed music and raising her family. She is survived by her husband, Tim; two daughters; and two sons.

 

Sep, 2018
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Paul R. Kemp ’83, of Seattle; Aug. 12, 2017. He was injured shortly after graduating from Brown, leaving him quadriplegic. After a year in the hospital and rehab, he moved to Seattle to continue his studies and obtained a ScM from the Univ. of Washington in 1993. He is survived by his mother and many friends.  

 

Sep, 2018
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Andrew L. Shapiro ’82, of North Bethesda, Md.; Mar. 16, of multiple system atrophy. He practiced law in Houston, Tex., and Washington, D.C. He went on to assume a leadership role as a senior vice president at CAN insurance. He enjoyed sports, cheering for the Boston Red Sox and the Duke Blue Devils, playing golf, and being involved in Fantasy Football. He is survived by his wife, Sharon; a daughter; a son; his mother; and a brother.

Sep, 2018
80

Peter M. Kriff ’80, of Columbus, Ohio; Mar. 26, of cancer. He was head of his own advertising/design agency in Burlington and a 30-year member of the Vermont Jazz Ensemble. For the last 10 years he was executive director of the Vermont Statewide Independent Living council. He is survived by his wife, Robyn; a son; a stepson; his mother; a sister; and a brother.

 

Sep, 2018
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Charles W. Reckard ’78, of Warwick, R.I.; Mar. 21. He managed Brown’s Grad Center Bar, Pot au Feu; Leo’s; and other restaurants and nightclubs in the Providence area for several years. After leaving the service industry, he worked for more than 25 years at Cox Communications, where he was a producer, director, editor, and audio engineer specializing in live event programming. He was the recipient of four Emmy Awards for excellence in broadcasting. He is survived by his wife, Lucia O’Reilly ’74; four brothers; and two sisters-in-law.

 

Sep, 2018
78

Peter V. Kocot ’78, of Florence, Mass.; Feb. 27, after a brief illness. He was chief of staff for State Rep. Bill Nagle for more than 20 years. At the time of his death he held the title of chairman of the Joint Committee on Health Care Finance. During his tenure he was instrumental in the fight for civil rights, same-sex marriage rights, and landmark ethics reform. In 2015 he led the charge to reform and modernize Massachusetts’s public records laws. At Brown he was a member of the 1976 Ivy League championship football team. He enjoyed fishing and cooking. He is survived by his wife, Shauneen; two sons; four siblings; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Sep, 2018
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Susan Costabile Bubna ’78, of Colony, Kans.; Mar. 22. She was a nurse for more than 10 years at Olathe Medical Center. Later, she pastored the Colony Community Church, served as a drama coach at the local high school for several years, coordinated the Good News Club for 20 years, and directed theater for young adults with the Garnett Chamber Players Community Theater. She enjoyed biking, writing poetry, traveling, and taking care of her farm animals. She is survived by her husband, Stephen; three daughters; a sister; and a brother.
 

 

Sep, 2018
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Susan Hayes Woods ’75, of Ocala, Fla.; Apr. 16. She was a riding instructor and competitor. She practiced dressage at her Four Winds Farm and traveled to judge and give instructional clinics across the country. A self-taught environmentalist, she worked on land use, farmland preservation, and water management in north-central Florida. She was honored by 1000 Friends of Florida and received a Florida Community Stewardship Award. She was recognized with an Unsung Hero Award by the UF Public Interest Environmental Conference. She was also a Reiki master and a student of Shamanism. She is survived by her husband, Bill; a sister; and a brother.

 

Sep, 2018
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Gene F. Armstrong ’67, of Pawtucket, R.I.; Apr. 18. She was a self-employed computer consultant, an avid yoga enthusiast, and an experienced mediator. She is survived by a brother.

 

Sep, 2018
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Robert E. Ginsberg ’66, of Oak Park, Ill.; Mar. 17, from Parkinson’s. He was a U.S. bankruptcy judge for the Northern District of Illinois from 1985 until his retirement in 2003. He had served as a trial attorney and special counsel with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C., prior to his judicial appointment. He was a professor at DePaul Univ. College of Law from 1974 to 1985, as well as a visiting professor at the Univ. of Illinois Law School in 1984. He was a member of the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission and vice chair of the National Bankruptcy Review Commission from 1995 to 1997. He was the original author of Ginsberg on Bankruptcy, which later was known as Ginsberg & Martin on Bankruptcy. Together the two authors lectured in the field of bankruptcy law. He enjoyed skiing, playing golf, and playing goalie in the Chicago Park District ice hockey arena. He is survived by his wife, Gail Cohen Ginsberg ’66; two daughters, including Deborah Ginsberg ’91; two grandchildren; a sister; two brothers-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Sep, 2018
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Jane A. Adams ’65, of Pownal, Vt.; Mar. 2. After practicing law in New York City and being a staff attorney for the NYC Commission on Human Rights, she moved to Pownal in 1975. She practiced law in Bennington, Vt., and later rescued four thoroughbreds, cats, and dogs and dubbed her home Funny Farm. She held horse shows that enabled children to become riders and enjoy the horses and farm. She was a member of the Chattertocks.  She is survived by two nieces and a nephew.

 

Sep, 2018
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Clifford Adelman ’64, of Kensington, Md.; May 3, of cancer. He is survived by his wife, Nancy, and two sons.
 

 

Sep, 2018
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William R. Caroselli ’63, of Pittsburgh; May 17. He was the founding member of the Caroselli, Beachler & Coleman law firm in Pittsburgh. He has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America and Pennsylvania Super Lawyers. He was a member of the Allegheny County (Pennsylvania) and American Bar Associations. He served as president of the Allegheny County Academy of Trial Lawyers and the Pennsylvania Assoc. for Justice. He was chairman of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and elected a 1989 Fellow in the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He is survived by his wife, Dusty; two daughters; two sons; and a grandchild.

 

Sep, 2018
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Andrea Jacobson Grant ’62, of New Haven, Conn.; Apr. 4. She worked as a special education teacher. She enjoyed reading, gardening, and attending movies. She is survived by two daughters, two grandchildren, and two brothers.

 

Sep, 2018
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Joseph A. Cerutti ’61, of Center Harbor, N.H.; May 13. He taught industrial arts at Ashland High School (Massachusetts) before beginning a long career in the home building business. He worked for William Bell Associates in Ashland, Brill Homes in Vermont, and Hodgdon Homes in Maine before moving to Center Harbor to work at Prescott Homes in Meredith, N.H. In 1982 he cofounded Cerutti Custom Homes, which he managed until his retirement in 2007. He was an active member of the Lakes Region Home Builders Assoc. and in 1994 was named the Lakes Region Home Builder of the year. At Brown, he was a member of the football and rugby teams, ROTC, and Kappa Sigma. He enjoyed hiking, skiing, reading, traveling, and attending the theater. He is survived by his wife, Susan; two sons; a daughter-in-law; four sisters; a brother; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Sep, 2018
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William R. Biers ’61, of Columbia, Mo.; Apr. 12, from complications of Alzheimer’s. He was employed at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, Greece, before joining the faculty at the Univ. of Missouri in 1968. He taught classes in Greek art and archaeology until his retirement in 2001. In retirement he continued to teach Ancient Technology, a course he created to interest undergraduate engineering students. He served on many university committees, including the campus library committee, of which he was chair from 1999 to 2001. A classical archaeologist, he excavated in Turkey and Israel; was director of excavations at ancient Phlius, Greece; and was codirector of excavations at Mirobriga, Portugal. His many publications included The Archaeology of Greece: An Introduction; Mirobriga: Investigations of an Iron Age and Chronology in Classical Archaeology; and Art, Artifacts and Chronology in Classical Archaeology. He is survived by his wife, Jane; a daughter; a daughter-in-law; and two grandsons.
 

 

Sep, 2018
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Nail M. Senozan ’60, of Long Beach, Calif.; Apr. 29. He was a chemistry professor and researcher at Cal State Long Beach, where he was named University Outstanding Professor. He was appointed chair of the chemistry department in 1996 and served in this capacity until his retirement in 2007. Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by his wife, Diane.

 

Sep, 2018
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Gordon E. Wood ’60, of Danvers, Mass.; Apr. 7. For three years he was the English department chairman at Timberlane Regional High School in Plaistow, N.H. In 1972 he was appointed the coordinator of Language Arts for the Melrose Junior and Senior High Schools. He retired from secondary education in 2001. In addition, he was an adjunct professor in English at Middlesex Community College in both Lowell and Bedford, Mass., for 23 years and taught English composition and literature at North Shore and Northern Essex Community Colleges. He enjoyed following the Red Sox, reading, dancing, and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Diane; two sons and their wives; two step-daughters; and three grandsons.

 

Sep, 2018
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John D. Ross ’60, of West Falmouth, Mass.; Mar. 8. He had a career in the Boston financial district, did nonprofit management consulting, and, in retirement, environmental stewardship as past chair of the board of Buzzards Bay Coalition, as well as serving as a board member at Cape Cod Maritime Museum. He is survived by his wife, Martha; a daughter; two sons; and six grandchildren.

 

Sep, 2018
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Theodore C. Anderson Jr. ’60, of Conway, S.C.; Apr. 20. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and later in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves for nine years, discharged with the rank of captain. He was a buyer for Bloomingdale’s and Allied stores, both in New York. He also owned and operated Ted’s East End Market in Southampton, N.Y., for 20 years. He is survived by his wife, Diane; four children and their spouses; five grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
 

 

Sep, 2018
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Charles M. Trammell III ’59, of Chevy Chase, Md.; Apr. 14. He was a junior officer in the U.S. Navy and later an instructor at the Navy’s nuclear prototype at Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory site in New York. In 1967 he joined Public Service Electric and Gas Co. in Newark, N.J., and assisted with the licensing of the company’s Salem Nuclear Generating Station in New Jersey. He joined the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in Bethesda, Md., in 1975 and was a licensing project manager for numerous nuclear facilities. He retired from NRC in 1993. He was a member of the West River Sailing Club and served as commodore in 2002. He enjoyed playing the flute, piano, and clarinet. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; three children; and six grandchildren.
 

 

Sep, 2018
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Carroll Trainor Stein ’59, of Sedona, Ariz., formerly of Chicago; Mar. 11. She taught English and social studies in Chicago, was a residential fellow at the Univ. of Chicago, and then raised a family. She later returned to teaching and was a professor at Washburn Univ. in Topeka, Kans. Phi Beta Kappa. She is survived by her husband, Robert ’59; two daughters, including Leah Kimmet ’98; a son, Adam ’93; and six grandchildren.

 

Sep, 2018
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James Alaimo ’58, of Cumberland, R.I.; May 10. Better known as “Gerry” to the Brown community, came to Brown as a basketball center and left as one of the University’s all-time leading scorers with 1,046 points, having served as co-captain of the Bruins in his senior year, been named to the All-Ivy team, and won the J. Richmond Fales Trophy as the player who had made the greatest contribution to Brown basketball. After graduation he served in the U.S. Army, worked for a short time in the insurance industry and returned to Brown in 1963 to coach the freshman team. After one year, he left to coach Middlebury College basketball, where he remained for five years before returning to Brown as head coach. In 1974 he was inducted into Brown’s Athletic Hall of Fame and in 2006, in recognition of his accomplishments as a player, was named to Brown’s All-Time Team at the 100th anniversary celebration. After 10 years as head coach at Brown (1969-1979), he accepted a position as an administrator in the Providence College athletic department. He retired from Providence College in 2001 as senior associate athletics director and was inducted into the Providence College Athletics Hall of Fame in 2011.

 

Sep, 2018
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David Jenkins ’58, of Pompano Beach, Fla.; Apr. 18. He was ordained to the Sacred Order of Deacons in the Episcopal Church on June 17, 1961, and then to the Sacred Order of Priests on Dec. 23, 1961. He would continue to serve until his passing. He served at churches in the dioceses of Rhode Island, New York, the Windward Islands, and Trinidad and Tobago. From 1970 to 1991 he held multiple administrative and leadership positions at SUNY Albany. In 1991 he took early retirement from academia, bought a sailboat, and headed to the Caribbean to serve. In 2002 he sold the boat and moved to Florida. He is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, nieces, and nephews.  

 

Sep, 2018
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Donald I. Trott ’56, of Wayne, N.J.; May 4, of pancreatic cancer. He was a retired financial analyst and founder of the Consumer Analyst Group of New York. He had a 50-year career on Wall Street. He was active in his community and enjoyed mentoring future analysts. He is survived by his wife, Frances; two daughters; and two granddaughters.

 

Sep, 2018
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Seymour G. Karnes ’56, of Palm Coast, Fla., formerly of Warwick, R.I.; May 11. He was a retired textile chemist for the former Sequoia Chemical Co. of Providence. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, a 1996 heart transplant recipient, and a member and former two-term commander of the Jewish War Veterans of Palm Coast. An avid New York Yankees fan, he enjoyed all sports, playing bridge, and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte; two daughters; a son; two sons-in-law; and three grandchildren.

 

Sep, 2018
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Charles H. Eden Jr. ’56, of Saunderstown, R.I.; Apr. 14. He was an area sales manager for Nicholson File Co. in Providence. He retired in 1996 as vice president of sales for the former Russell Harrington Cutlery Co. in Southbridge, Mass. During the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Army. An avid golfer, he was a founding member of Clinton Country Club (Connecticut) and a longtime member of Wannamoisett Country Club (Rhode Island). He enjoyed building and flying remote controlled aircraft and was a member of the Academy of Model Aeronautics. He is survived by his wife, Paula; a daughter; a son; a son-in-law; a sister; and several nieces and nephews.
 

 

Sep, 2018
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Eliot Fiske Sugerman ’55, of Fort Myers, Fla., formerly of Shaker Heights, Ohio; Mar. 30. She was a college consultant in the Cleveland area before retiring to Sanibel Island, Fla., in 1982 and selling real estate with Merrill Lynch Realty. She was an avid reader and enjoyed playing bridge and tap dancing. She is survived by her companion, Jerry, and two daughters.

 

Sep, 2018
55

Edmond A. Neal ’55, of Cranston, R.I.; Apr. 10. He was president of the former Russell Harrington Cutlery in Southbridge, Mass. He retired in 1996. He had also been president of Washington Forge in New Jersey and the American Cutlery Manufacturers Assoc. He was on the board of Hyde Manufacturing Co. and Harrington Hospital in Southbridge and a deacon of the Roman Catholic Church in Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He is survived by his wife, Beatrice; two daughters; five sons, including Edmond A. Neal III ’76; three daughters-in-law; two sons-in-law; 13 grandchildren; a sister, Judy Neal Murray ’63; a brother, Kenneth R. Neal ’66; a sister-in-law; a brother-in-law; and a niece, Stephanie Nicolas ’94.

 

Sep, 2018
55

Norman M. Bouton ’55, of Washington, D.C.; Apr. 7. He served his country as a U.S. Naval lieutenant and Foreign Service Officer. He was posted in Rio, Naples, Athens, and Mexico City, and was chargé d’affaires in Antigua. He enjoyed sailing, medieval history, and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Jane Philipp Bouton ’56; three children; and five grandsons.

 

Sep, 2018
54

Virginia Fellows Maloney ’54, of Charlotte, N.C.; May 19. She was a homemaker and volunteer. She enjoyed playing bridge and traveling. She is survived by her husband, William ’51; a daughter; a son-in-law; and three grandchildren.

 

Sep, 2018
54

Robert I. Kramer ’54, of Dallas; Mar. 5. He was a founding partner of Pediatric Associates of Dallas, president of the medical staff at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, and chairman of the department of pediatrics at Baylor Univ. Medical Center, where he founded the Baylor Pediatric Center for Restorative Care. He was also a faculty member and clinical professor of pediatrics and pulmonology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He was well-known for his work treating cystic fibrosis patients, primarily through Children’s Medical Center. He was a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics, and a member of the American College of Physician Executives. He is survived by his wife, Joan; four daughters, including Lisa Morgan ’86 and Megan Kramer ’93; a brother, Frederick ’52; and nephews James Kramer ’85 and Andrew Kramer ’88.

 

Sep, 2018
54

Nathaniel W. Horton ’54, of Yorba Linda, Calif., formerly of Northbrook, Ill.; Mar. 23. After passing the Illinois State Bar, he entered into a legal career and advanced through a series of positions at Continental Illinois National Bank, Illinois Central Railroad, United Airlines, and the First National Bank of Evanston (Illinois), where he became vice president and head of the Trust Department. In 1972 he moved to California and was chief legal officer of Capital Guardian Trust in Los Angeles. After further positions with United California Bank and First Interstate Bank, he began a private practice with his wife, Horton & Horton, specializing in estate and family matters. He enjoyed singing in performing groups such as the Over the Hill Gang and Jabberwocks. He also enjoyed traveling and playing golf. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and is survived by his wife, Kathleen; a daughter, a son; a stepdaughter; two granddaughters; and three great-grandchildren.

 

Sep, 2018
54

Mary Sisk Caulfield ’54, of San Rafael, Calif.; May 8, after a long illness. She was a physician at Spencer and King Orthopedic Group in Philadelphia. She moved to Bethesda, Md., where she worked for the Department of Education and later, after moving to San Rafael, she worked in the emergency department of Letterman Hospital and then the Permanente Medical Group in San Rafael. She retired from practice in 1996. She enjoyed painting and woodworking and was a ham radio operator and an avid gardener. Phi Beta Kappa. She is survived by her husband, Harry; a daughter; three sons, including Walter H. Caulfield III ’84 and James ’86; 13 grandchildren, including Walter H. Caulfield IV ’15; a sister, Jane Sisk ’63; and nephews John Willems ’85 and James Willems ’89.

 

Sep, 2018
53

Ann Thomas Moring ’53, of Annapolis; Apr. 6. She was a homemaker and a volunteer in schools, nature centers, and libraries. She enjoyed gardening, reading, cooking, sewing, knitting, and solving crossword puzzles. She is survived by a daughter, two sons, and five grandchildren.  

 

Sep, 2018
53

Rose Dolce Maxwell ’53, of Webster, N.Y.; Mar. 10. She was a retired high school English teacher. She enjoyed traveling and is survived by her husband, Vincent; six children; five grandchildren; and a brother.

 

Sep, 2018
53

David A. Lownes ’53, of Needham, Mass.; May 18, of complications from Parkinson’s. He worked at the family company, American Silk Spinning, before leaving to work at Brown & Bigelow advertising firm in Boston. He had a passion for antiques and Chinese Export Art and served on the board of directors for the Peabody Essex Museum, the Forbes House Museum of Milton, and Gore Place in Waltham. He is survived by his wife, Rosamond; a daughter; a son; and three grandchildren.

 

Sep, 2018
53

Charles E. Dyer Jr. ’53, of Waterford, Conn.; May 4, after a brief illness. He was a retired pharmacist. He owned and operated Dyer’s Pharmacy in New London, Conn., for 50 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and enjoyed traveling, playing golf, and rooting for the Boston Red Sox. He is survived by a daughter, a son, a son-in-law, a granddaughter, and his companion, Elin Schoonmaker.

 

Sep, 2018
52

Margaret Caldwell Karb ’52, of Williamsburg, Va., formerly of Moorestown, N.J., and Southborough, Mass.; Apr. 8. After raising a family, she worked for 10 years at Wellesley College, assisting in the science department and the alumni office. She visited all 50 states and all the Canadian provinces, as well as every continent except Antarctica. She enjoyed traveling and reading English literature and books on American history. She is survived by her husband, Alan ’53; four children, including James Karb ’86, ’88 MAT; six grandchildren; and two siblings.

 

Sep, 2018
52

Warren R. Jewett ’52, of Cary, N.C., formerly of Tucson, Ariz., and Woodbridge, Conn.; Apr. 20. He was a biomedical engineer. While living in Connecticut, he built a business designing biomedical instruments that was purchased by Schick in 1970. In 1975 he joined the faculty of the Univ. of Arizona in the electrical engineering department, from which he retired in 1985. He was involved in several business ventures during the course of his career, including being president of Sonodyne America Ltd., CEO of IEP Group, and president of the National Hemophilia Foundation; he held numerous patents on his inventions. He enjoyed reading and spending time at Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia. He is survived by his wife, Brenda; two daughters, including Tamison Jewett ’75; a son; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister.

 

Sep, 2018
52

Albert W. Heinz ’52, of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Feb. 19. He was a retired branch manager for IBM in Camp Hill, Pa. He is survived by two daughters, three grandchildren, and a great-grandson.

 

Sep, 2018
52

William E. Downey Jr. ’52, of Pawtucket, R.I.; Mar. 24. After Brown, he studied theology at Boston Univ. and was ordained in 1955. He worked in Pawtucket at Smithfield Avenue Congregational Church before getting a doctorate from Andover Newton Theological School. In 1970, he and his wife had a joint ministry appointment at Edgewood Congregational Church in Cranston, R.I. They moved to Berlin, Germany, in 1977 and worked in the German church and at two hospitals as chaplains. He retired in 1996 and traveled back and forth from Germany to the United States to enjoy the Rhode Island beaches and family. He is survived by his wife, Sabine; a daughter; a son; and two grandchildren.

 

Sep, 2018
51

Joan Laboissoniere Lisi ’51, of Wakefield, R.I., formerly of Sharon, Pa.; May 19. She was a pediatric nurse prior to switching career paths and becoming a flight attendant for United Airlines. In 1977 she moved to Rhode Island and worked for Scallop Nursing Home while completing her master’s in gerontology. She enjoyed learning, reading, cooking, and traveling. She is survived by four children, a stepson, four grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter.

 

Sep, 2018
52

Chen Yang ’52, of Columbus, Ohio; May 1. He taught physics at Ohio State Univ. until his retirement in 1998. He enjoyed playing tennis and ping pong and is survived by his wife, Barbara; a daughter; a son; a son-in-law; two grandchildren; a sister; and two brothers.

 

Sep, 2018
51

Edward H. Toole ’51, of Whately, Mass.; Mar. 28. He had a 30-year career with the CIA, specializing in Russian and European countries. He also served a tour as executive secretary of the U.S. Economic Intelligence Agencies board. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines and enjoyed traveling. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, and seven children.

 

Sep, 2018
51

Peter N. Kondon ’51, of Acton, Mass.; May 18. A retired dentist. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard before attending Tufts Dental School and practicing in Concord, Mass. He enjoyed playing golf and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Julie; a daughter, Mary Kondon Toth ’81; two sons, including Nicholas ’84; two daughters-in-law; a son-in-law; and eight grandchildren.

 

Sep, 2018
51

Maxwell A. Howell ’51, of Washington, D.C.; May 4. A lawyer, he spent the majority of his legal career as a sole practitioner specializing in transportation. He was an accomplished musician; he performed in the U.S. Army Band, duos, trios, and quartets, and was a member of the Alexandria Citizens Band. He was a skilled marksman and a model railroad hobbyist, and he enjoyed deep sea diving, woodworking, reading, bicycling, and photography. He is survived by his wife, Jill; daughter, Patricia Geyer ’78, ’80 AM; a son; a daughter-in-law; a son-in-law; five stepchildren; and eight grandchildren.

 

Sep, 2018
51

Harold C. Fisher ’51, of North Conway, N.H.; Mar. 22. After serving in the U.S. Navy, he began a career in the investment business. He worked in Boston for several investment firms and retired in 1987 from MASSCO Investments. He then founded Conway Investment Management Services, where he managed individual investments until his early 80s. He was commodore of the Conway Lake Sailing Assoc. and served on the Conway Lake Conservation Assoc. for more than 25 years. In addition to sailing, he enjoyed skiing, fishing, hiking, and playing tennis. He is survived by his wife, Marge; a daughter; two sons; a daughter-in-law; a son-in-law; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister.

 

Sep, 2018
51

Dimas Costa ’51, of Rumford, R.I.; Apr. 3. He worked as a civil engineer from 1952 to 1998 and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He is survived by five children and their spouses, including son Daniel ’74; daughter Elizabeth M. Costa ’87; 11 grandchildren, including Hilary Costa ’06, Paul Costa’07, Laura Costa ’13, Elizabeth J. Costa ’14, and John Costa ’20; and a sister.

 

Sep, 2018
50

John R. Welchli ’50, of Grosse Pointe, Mich.; Mar. 23. He was vice president and treasurer of Securities Counsel Inc. in Jackson, Mich., and owner of Investment Counsel Inc. in Grosse Pointe. At Brown he was a swimmer, ran track for four years, and captained the cross-country team. He began rowing after an accident and became a member of the U.S. team that took a silver medal in the four-man crew at the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne, Australia. He was involved in U.S. National and Canadian Henley National championships in sculling and sweep rowing and for many years held the national record in the lightweight single and double. In 1979 he was inducted into the Brown Athletic Hall of Fame. In recent years he rowed in the veterans categories at Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston. He is survived by his wife, Lynn; two sons; a grandson; and a brother.

Sep, 2018
51

Ronald J. Burns ’51, of Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of Connecticut; Mar. 12. He began his financial career as an analyst for J.P. Morgan, specializing in the oil industry, then working at Amerada Hess. He later was a financial executive at CIGNA. In 1964 he joined the Home Insurance Co. in New York City, where he rose to executive vice president and in 1978 joined the Bank of Boston as chief investment officer. After moving to Florida in 1985, he founded Augustine Asset Management, where he served as chief executive officer before retiring in his 80s. He also served on several boards over the course of his career and was a former trustee of Brown and a U.S. Army veteran. He enjoyed golf, tennis, bridge, skiing, reading, and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Carol; three daughters; a son; a daughter-in-law; two sons-in-law; seven grandchildren; a great-grandchild; two sisters and their spouses; several nieces and nephews; and his former wife.

 

Sep, 2018
50

Charles H. Stephens ’50, of Easton, Md.; Mar. 3. He had a U.S. Navy military career and moved all over the world. In retirement while living in Easton, he was active in volunteer work.  

 

Sep, 2018
50

Fredi Kovitch Solod ’50, of Warwick and Providence, R.I., formerly of Morristown, Tenn.; Mar. 26, of complications of Alzheimer’s. She was a published short story writer and essayist and for years wrote a weekly column for the Citizen-Tribune newspaper in Morristown. Her columns were later collected in a book entitled Is Anyone Listening? While in Providence, she worked in Brown’s Office of Development as a proposal writer and retired as director of publications. She acted with the Morristown Theatre Guild, was outspoken for women’s rights, and volunteered for the League of Women Voters and the American Red Cross. She was a lifetime member of Hadassah and a member of the National Council of Jewish Women. She was also a member of the board of Friends of Trinity and the Friends of the Rhode Island Philharmonic. She enjoyed traveling the world and doing photography work. She is survived by three daughters, including Lisa Solod ’78, and their spouses; four grandchildren; and two sisters, including Seena Kovitch Dittelman ’51.
 

 

Sep, 2018
50

Charles A. Pleasance ’50, ’53 AM, of Greenville, Del.; Mar. 18. He was a retired manager of Wescom Inc. in Downers Grove, Ill. During his long career in the telephone industry, he had an interest in the history of the independent telephone industry and self-published a book on the subject in 1989, The Spirit of Independent Telephony. He was a member of the Independent Telephone Pioneer Assoc. He is survived by three daughters and their spouses, five grandchildren, a great-grandson, and a sister.
 

 

Sep, 2018
50

Henry W. McGreen ’50, of Narragansett, R.I.; Mar. 17. After serving in the U.S. Army for two years, he joined the U.S. Rubber Co. in Providence and worked in its human resource department. He later worked as a trust officer for Industrial National Bank and then was co-owner of Haxton’s Tollgate Liquors Inc. in Warwick, R.I., where he worked for 50 years before retiring in 2005. He was past president and board member of the Rhode Island Amateur Hockey Assoc. and a member of the Cranston (R.I.) Advisory Committee on Parks and Recreation. He enjoyed playing golf and is survived by his wife, Florence; nine children; 19 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

 

Sep, 2018
50

Joseph J. Magsamen ’50, of East Providence, R.I.; Apr. 28. He was a self-employed insurance consultant who founded New England Insurance Assoc. in 1958, and Surplus Lines Inc. in East Providence in 1978. He enjoyed playing golf and belonged to country clubs in Rhode Island and Florida. He is survived by a niece.

 

Sep, 2018
50

Angelyn Rocchio Kiernan ’50, of East Greenwich, R.I.; May 1. She worked for the State of Rhode Island before starting a family. She enjoyed traveling, reading, and power-walking. She is survived by two daughters; two sons; two daughters-in-law; two sons-in-law; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters Madelyn Rocchio Dee ’50 and Elena Rocchio ’52; longtime companion Vincent Cullen; and many nieces and nephews, including Laurel Rocchio ’78 and Nancy Dee ’82.
 

 

Sep, 2018
50

Ronald A. Kelly ’50, of New Canaan, Conn.; May 9. He was the owner of the Ford dealership Stamford Motors Inc. in Stamford, Conn., and he also owned a Nissan franchise in Stamford. He enjoyed playing golf and is survived by his wife, Linda, and a son.

 

Sep, 2018
50

Dean F. Clement ’50, of Santa Barbara, Calif.; Mar. 6. He worked for RCA and later was president of Gilbert Marking Systems in Los Angeles. In retirement he traded stocks, researched investment opportunities, and managed retirement accounts. He enjoyed reading, Big Band music, the symphony, and theater. He donated to numerous charities. He is survived by his wife, Renee.

 

Sep, 2018
50

George Chizinsky ’50, of Beverly, Mass.; Apr. 22, after a long illness. He was an inventor, entrepreneur, and businessman who traveled the world for his work. He had worked as an engineer at Solid State Products in Salem, Mass. and KEV Electronics Corp. in Wilmington, Mass., and was a senior staff engineer at Fairchild Corp. in South Portland, Me. He also managed sales and marketing for the Tylan Corp. in Peabody, Mass. and the Eaton Corp. in Danvers, Mass., and was senior vice president of marketing for Aera Corp. in Beverly. He had several patents registered with the U.S. Patent Office. He was a member of the American Chemical Society and Sigma Xi. He enjoyed walks on the beach and sailing. He is survived by his wife, Joyce; a daughter, and a granddaughter.

Sep, 2018
50

Theodore Brown ’50, of Jackson, N.H.; Mar. 11. He was a retired vice president of Amica Mutual Insurance Company. He hiked several trails in New Hampshire and was active with the New Hampshire Outdoor council. He is survived by three children, a daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren.

 

Sep, 2018
49

Edward A. Vincent ’49, of Springfield, Ohio; May 12, following a brief illness. He worked at Interstate Department Stores for 26 years before owning and operating the Downtown Specialty Store in Springfield for 14 years. He served on the Chamber of Commerce and was a member of the Downtown Merchants Assoc. He is survived by his wife, Carol; three children; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

 

Sep, 2018
49

Ronald S. Pritzker ’49, of Hyannis, Mass.; May 15. He worked in the family outerwear manufacturing business, A. Pritzker and Sons, and later in beer, wine, and liquor sales and distribution. He was active in civic life and served as president of the Oak Hill Park Neighborhood Assoc. and Temple Mishkan Tefila. He volunteered with the Barnstable (Mass.) police department and enjoyed acting and singing. He is survived by his wife, Avis; a daughter; a son; their spouses; and four grandchildren.

 

Sep, 2018
71

William M. Abraham ’71, of Miami; Jan. 14, of prostate cancer. He spent nearly 40 years as director of medical research at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach. He is survived by his wife, Kay; two sons and their spouses; three grandchildren; a sister; and several nieces and nephews.
 

 

Jul, 2018
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Reva Angel Stern ’89 AM, of Providence; Feb. 3. She was a retired instructor in continuing education at RISD andmember of Temple Emanu-El. She is survived by daughters Karen Stern Hammarstrom ’88 and Lisa Stern ’89; sons Joel ’91 MD and Alan ’94; a son-in-law; four grandchildren; and a brother.

 

Jul, 2018
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Adam Irgon ’84 ScM, of Princeton, N.J.; Jan. 19. He worked at Telcordia before founding STS Consulting in East Brunswick, N.J. He enjoyed gardening and philanthropic work. He is survived by his wife, Irina; a daughter, Marina Gu ’11; a son; his mother; and two sisters.

 

Jul, 2018
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Archie J. Powell ’74 AM, of Roxbury, Mass.; Jan. 30. He worked for the Rhode Island Department of Education until 1981, when he took a position at Brown to become minority affairs officer in the division of biology and medicine. He left Brown to be associate dean of students for minority affairs at Albany Medical College (New York) and later was associate director of admissions at Boston Univ. He was a gifted musician and taught piano, organ, and voice in the Boston area; he performed with the Morehouse College Glee Club and also directed the Boston Orchestra and Chorale choir. In addition to his many memberships, he belonged to the American Guild of Organists and the National Association of Minority Medical Educators, and sat on several boards. He was inducted into the Distinguished Service Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma in 2013. He is survived by two sisters, a half-sister, and a nephew.

 

Jul, 2018
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Joan Pollins Feldman ’68 MAT, of Boca Raton, Fla., formerly of Pawtucket, R.I. She was an art teacher at Shea High School in Pawtucket for more than 20 years. She was a member of the Providence Art Club, the Boca Raton Watercolor Society, and the Artist Guild of Boca Raton. She is survived by two daughters; a son-in-law; and a granddaughter.
 

 

Jul, 2018
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Frank L. Ingenito ’67 PhD, of Washington, D.C.; Feb. 14, from progressive supranuclear palsy. He was a scientist at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C. He is survived by his wife, Rosalie, and several cousins.
 

 

Jul, 2018
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David L. Berube ’65 MAT, of Bluffton, S.C.; Feb. 7, of bone cancer. He was a retired high school history teacher. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and enjoyed playing tennis. He is survived by his wife, Janice: a daughter; two sons; two granddaughters; a sister; and a brother.
 

 

Jul, 2018
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Richard A. Derrig ’64 ScM, ’70 PhD, of Providence; Feb. 8. He was president of OPAL Consulting LLC, which he established in 2004 to provide research and support to the property-casualty insurance industry. Prior to forming OPAL, he was a senior vice president at the Automobile Insurers Bureau and a vice president at the Insurance Fraud Bureaus, both of Massachusetts. He taught graduate and undergraduate mathematics at Villanova Univ. and Wheaton College. He wrote several prize-winning papers and lectured to professional groups, law enforcement personnel, and U.S. and foreign trade organizations. He enjoyed traveling with his wife and attending Brown football, basketball, and hockey games. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; a daughter; a son; a son-in-law; and a granddaughter, Tess Rossi ’20.

 

Jul, 2018
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John H. Abel ’64 MAT, ’66 PhD, of Bethlehem, Pa.; Feb. 27. He was a professor of cell and molecular biology and chairman of the biology department at Lehigh Univ. He also held professorships at New York Medical College, Colorado State Univ., the Univ. of Bonn in Germany and the Univ. of Tennessee. He had been involved with NASA early in his career, especially with the Gemini program. He enjoyed golf, photography, and traveling. He is survived by a daughter, two sons, two daughters-in-law, a son-in-law, five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

 

Jul, 2018
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Charles E. Dyke ’62 AM, ’66 PhD, of Plumstead, Pa.; Feb. 21. He taught philosophy at Temple Univ. for 50 years. Some of his publications include The Evolutionary Dynamics of Complex Systems and How Nature Speaks: The Dynamics of the Human Ecological Condition. For two years he taught at Temple’s campus in Rome, Italy. In retirement he turned to sculpture and exhibited his work at the Tinicum Arts Festival. He also enjoyed gardening. He is survived by his wife, Linda; two sons and their spouses; and three grandchildren.

 

Jul, 2018
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Earl W. O’Dell ’58 ScM, of Morris Plains, N.J.; Mar. 3. He was a research physicist at Allied-Signal in Morristown and a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps. He is survived by a daughter, two sons, two daughters-in-law, a son-in-law, and five grandchildren.
 

 

Jul, 2018
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Joseph T. Mullhaupt ’58 PhD, of Warwick, N.Y.; Feb. 21. He was a research chemist employed with Linde Division of Union Carbide in Tonawanda, N.Y. During his more than 45-year career with Linde, he coauthored at least six technical papers and was an inventor on nine patents. He was active in his church, serving as a cantor. He is survived by a daughter, four sons, three daughters-in-law, and seven grandchildren.

 

Jul, 2018
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Robert D. Hall ’58 AM, ’60 PhD, of Sudbury, Mass.; Jan. 24. He was a staff scientist in the neurosciences research program at MIT, later at the Worcester Foundation, and retired from Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He became an avid runner in his 50s and joined the Concord Runners. He ran several Boston Marathons and the annual Mt. Washington road race into his 80s. He served on numerous boards and enjoyed traveling, the symphony, and the theater. He is survived by his wife, Sandra; a daughter; two sons; and four grandchildren.

 

Jul, 2018
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Astrid Bottis Kromayer ’51 AM, of Bethlehem, Pa.; Feb. 19. She began teaching Spanish at Lehigh Univ. in 1951. From 1958 to 1963 she taught at Moravian Academy and later at Moravian College (both in Bethlehem), teaching both Spanish and French courses. She retired in 1992 as a recipient of the Lindback Foundation Award for distinguished teaching. She enjoyed animals and helping at the nonprofit Animals in Distress. She is survived by her husband, Peter; two daughters; and their spouses.

 

Jul, 2018
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Aldo S. Lehmann ’41 PhD, of Fallbrook, Calif.; Nov. 24. He joined Shell Development Co. as a chemist in 1946 and held several managerial positions in the company, retiring after 31 years. During World War II he worked for the U.S. Department of the Navy on special assignments, including the Manhattan Project. An avid traveler, he visited numerous countries and every state in the United States. He was a member of the American Chemical Society, American Petroleum Institute, Alpha Chi Sigma, Phi Beta Kappa, and Sigma XI. He enjoyed camping, hiking, fly-fishing, hunting, and horseback riding. He is survived by two sons, two grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

 

Jul, 2018
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Peter G. Smas ’91, of Austin, Tex.; Feb. 6. He was a research specialist in the life/health actuarial office at the Texas Department of Insurance. Previously he worked as an insurance service specialist at Nationwide Insurance in the Austin area. He enjoyed hiking, kayaking, biking, and reading. He is survived by his mother and his sister.
 

 

Jul, 2018
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Elisabeth H. Elkind ’78, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Mar. 13, of cancer. After receiving a master’s degree in library science from Simmons College and a second master’s in American history from NYU, she worked as an archivist at the New York Public Library and Harvard University’s Widener and Houghton Libraries. She is survived by her husband, David Alquist; two daughters; a brother; and nieces and nephews.

 

Jul, 2018
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John R. Monsees ’75, of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.; Jan. 27, of brain cancer. He was a CPA with Deloitte Haskins & Sells and then became a CFO of a regional home builder. He was an avid hiker and enjoyed swimming, skiing, cycling, and running. He participated in numerous marathons and triathlons. He is survived by his wife, LaDonna; a stepdaughter; a stepson; and a sister.
 

 

Jul, 2018
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H. Carleton Clinch ’72, of Ridgewood, N.J.; Feb. 9. He was an assistant prosecutor for Bergen County in Hackensack, N.J., and then left to join his father in private law practice. He was chairman of the American Red Cross and involved in several community organizations. He is survived by his wife, Janel; two children; three grandchildren; and a sister.

 

Jul, 2018
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Philip F. Smith ’70, of San Rafael, Calif.; Feb. 4, of complications of duodenum cancer. He was a computer programmer at Bank of America, Blue Cross, and Federal Reserve Bank before retiring. He was an active member of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin for more than 25 years and sang in a choir. He enjoyed playing guitar and cello, as well as reading, learning German, studying astronomy, playing bridge, playing golf, traveling, gardening, hiking, and cross-country skiing. He is survived by his wife, Lori; two daughters; a son-in-law; and a grandchild.

 

Jul, 2018
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Edward J. Glasband ’69, of Bloomfield, Conn.; Jan. 28. He was an entrepreneur with a career spanning the packaging industry, real estate development, and the promotional products industry, and was a medical manager/consultant. He also taught real estate finance at the Univ. of Hartford. He was a volunteer at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and at Gifts of Love, in Avon, Conn. He enjoyed traveling, saw all seven continents, and visited more than 70 countries. He especially enjoyed safaris.
 

 

Jul, 2018
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David A. Hardy ’68, of Easton, Mass.; Dec. 2, of ALS. He was a former information services manager at New England Medical Center Hospitals. He enjoyed gardening and listening to all kinds of music. He is survived by his wife, Bobbi; two children; and two grandchildren.
 

 

Jul, 2018
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William G. O’Donnell ’67, of Chicago; Dec. 30. He worked at Lind-Waldock in Chicago, where he became president and opened the London office in 1990s. He is survived by his wife, Judith; a sister; a brother; and 10 nieces and nephews.

 

Jul, 2018
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Fruma Strauss Efreom ’66, of Warwick, R.I.; Feb. 17. She worked as a program and capital budget specialist for the Rhode Island Department of Education, was a public school teacher, and later was a grant writer for Family Service of Rhode Island. She is survived by her husband, Binyamin Efreom ’66 MAT; two daughters; and a son.

 

Jul, 2018
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Robert V. Howland ’65, of San Antonio, Tex.; Feb. 5, after a short illness. He had a career in banking, hospital administration, and higher education administration from 1968 to 1990. From 1990 to 2006 he did tax preparation and was an IRS agent. A devoted baseball fan, he studied baseball statistics and attended games throughout the country, including spring training in Florida and Arizona. He had served in the U.S. Air Force and additionally with the Rhode Island and New York Air National Guard. He volunteered and was active in professional associations. He is survived by his wife, Kristine; two sons; two grandchildren; a brother; a sister-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Jul, 2018
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John J. Theodoros ’64, of Littleton, Mass.; Feb. 21, of complications from kidney disease.

 

Jul, 2018
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Susan Humphreys Schappell ’63, of Holmdel, N.J.; Jan. 20. She worked at Bell Laboratories in Whippany, N.J., for many years and retired in 2001 as district manager at AT&T in Piscataway, N.J. She is survived by two daughters, four grandchildren, two sisters, and several nieces and nephews.

 

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Anne Jacobson Schutte ’62, of Chicago; Feb. 26, from a cerebral hemorrhage. She was a history professor at Lawrence Univ. (Wisc.) until joining the faculty at the Univ. of Virginia in 1992. She spent 14 years at UVA and retired in 2006. In retirement she lived in Venice, Italy, returning to the United States in 2016. A recipient of Fulbright and National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships, she held several administrative positions during her career, including director of the Distinguished Majors program at UVA and director of the Associated College of the Midwest’s Florence Program while at Lawrence Univ. She authored more than 80 scholarly articles and five books, including Pier Paolo Vergerio: The Making of an Italian Reformer, which was honored by the Society for Italian Historical Studies with its Howard R. Marraro Prize. She was working on her sixth book at the time of her death. In 2012 she was awarded the Bodo Nischan Award for scholarship, service, and civility by the Society for Reformation Research. Phi Beta Kappa. She is survived by a brother.

 

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Michael S. Saper ’62, of Wilmette, Ill.; Feb. 23, after a long illness. He was a retired attorney, a former class president, and active in alumni affairs. He is survived by his wife, Marcia; a daughter; and a sister.

 

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Robert L. Dillmeier ’62, of Hobe Sound, Fla., formerly of Garden City, N.Y.; Feb. 6. He began his career at Paine Webber as an investment banker. From there he cofounded Campbell and Dillmeier, a real estate investment trust consulting firm. He retired as president and CEO of Dillmeier Enterprises. He served on several boards over the years. At Brown he was president of Delta Kappa Epsilon and played lacrosse. An accomplished seaman, he was commodore of Loblolly Bay Yacht Club in Hobe Sound and enjoyed spending time on the water with his family. He is survived by his wife, Margaret; three children and their spouses; and eight grandchildren.

 

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Christopher V. Brown ’62, of Cicero, Ind.; Jan. 12. He was a self-employed attorney for 50 years. He was president of Festival Music Society (known now as the Indianapolis Early Music Festival), a board member of Broad Shoulders Productions, and a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Lambda Phi. He is survived by his wife, Sylvia; three daughters; and a brother.

 

Jul, 2018
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Julia Baltzell O’Malley ’61, of Weymouth, Mass., formerly of Bay Shore and Huntington Station, N.Y.; Feb. 11, of pneumonia. She worked as a purchaser for Litton Industries, Eaton, and other instrument manufacturers until her retirement in 2000. She enjoyed classical music, played the piano, and supported animal welfare organizations. She is survived by two sons, including Mark ’87; two granddaughters; and two sisters.

 

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Robert B. Kirchberger ’61, of The Villages, Fla., formerly of Rockville, Conn.; Feb. 18. He cofounded Videoplay Industries, in Vernon, Conn., which he ran for 30 years. He enjoyed playing golf. He is survived by his wife, Vonda; three children, including Eric ’92; a son-in-law; five grandchildren; a sister; a brother; and seven nieces and nephews.
 

 

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Howard M. Bromage Jr. ’61, of Enfield, Conn.; Mar. 10. He founded and ran Bromage-Wilcox Insurance Agency in Enfield for 40 years. An avid sportsman, he played varsity baseball at Brown and had a lifelong softball career in the Enfield league with the AMVETS team and in the senior leagues of Vernon and Wallingford, Conn., and Ludlow and Cape Cod, Mass. He was honored for his many athletic accomplishments and years of service to the town of Enfield by being inducted into the Enfield Athletic Hall of Fame in 1999. He is survived by his wife, Lois; a daughter; three sons; two daughters-in-law; six grandchildren; a brother; and six nephews.

 

Jul, 2018
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Toyo Uyeyama Biddle ’61, of Summit, N.J; Feb. 12. She worked in the federal government to advance civil rights for disadvantaged students, minorities, and women, including four years as director of Asian American Affairs in the former Department of Health, Education & Welfare. For 20 years she worked to improve and manage the Department of Health & Human Services refugee resettlement and immigrant services, focusing on helping the Hmong population. She was instrumental in establishing One-Stop Centers to provide support services. After retiring from the federal government, she maintained an active interest in policy and politics until her death. She is survived by three daughters, including Ann Biddle ’83; two sons-in-law; five grandchildren; and a brother.

 

Jul, 2018
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James C. Butler III ’60, of Greenbelt, Md., formerly of Syracuse, N.Y.; Feb. 9, after a brief illness. He was president of the family business, Syracuse Pottery, for many years prior to moving to Maryland. He enjoyed fishing, bowling, and boating. He is survived by a daughter, Janet Butler Berry ’91; a son; a daughter-in-law; a son-in-law; and five grandchildren.

 

Jul, 2018
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Richard E. Neal ’58, of Andover, Mass.; Jan. 20, of cancer. Following 40 years in education, he retired in 1998 as superintendent of the Andover Public School System. In 1989, he was named Middle Level Administrator of the Year for Massachusetts. An avid sports fan, he coached with Andover Little League and was founder of the Andover Hockey Assoc., where he also coached the Andover Bantam hockey team. In retirement, he worked for another 17 years at the TD Garden in Boston as a guest relations supervisor and was a supervisor for the National Assessment of Educational Progress. He is survived by two daughters, a son, a daughter-in-law, two sons-in-law, six grandchildren, a brother, and a sister-in-law.

 

Jul, 2018
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James W. Hanner ’58, ’62 MAT, of Amherst, Mass., formerly of Arcadia, Calif.; Feb. 8. He was a retired financial consultant. He enjoyed singing in the Valley Light Opera and the Hampshire Choral Society. He also enjoyed watching the Boston Red Sox. He is survived by his wife, Martha; a daughter; a sister-in-law; and a brother-in-law.

 

Jul, 2018
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Joyce Williams Warren ’57, ’60 AM, of Roslyn Heights, N.Y.; Dec. 17. She was a professor of English and director of Women’s Studies at Queens College in New York. She was the author of The American Narcissus: Individualism and Women in Nineteenth-Century American Fiction; Fanny Fern: An Independent Woman; and Women, Money, and the Law: Nineteenth-Century Fiction, Gender, and the Courts, as well as the children’s book A Mouse to Be Free. She served on her local library board and was active in environmental and community organizations. She is survived by her husband, Frank ’57 AM, ’62 PhD; four children, including Catherine Warren ’88, and their spouses, including Anthony R. Loumis ’99; and five grandchildren.

 

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Carlton V. Phillips ’57, of Scottsdale, Ariz.; Feb. 8. He was an officer in the Korean War and retired from the Reserves in 1984 as a colonel after service in the Aviation Systems Command. At the age of 80, he continued to give civil air patrol cadets sailplane orientation rides. He founded an aviation business and later a regional investment banking firm. He was active in his church and was a member of Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War and the Mayflower Society and chapter president of the Sons of the American Revolution. He is survived by four daughters, three sons, 10 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and a sister.

 

Jul, 2018
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Thaddeus S. Newell III ’57, of Rochester, N.Y.; Jan. 20. He worked more than 30 years at Lincoln Rochester Trust Co., retiring in 1990 as a senior vice president. He volunteered for the United Way of Greater Rochester and chaired the Rochester Monroe County Chapter of the American Red Cross, from which he was awarded the Clara Barton Award. He enjoyed fishing and playing golf and was a member of several golf clubs. He is survived by his wife, Sherley; three sons; six grandchildren; brother Frances D. Newell ’58; a niece; and a nephew.

 

Jul, 2018
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Walter L. McGarry Jr. ’57, of Cranston, R.I.; Feb. 22. He had a 43-year career in human resource management positions. He enjoyed volunteer work and served on the board of Access Point of Rhode Island. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; a brother; a sister-in-law; and nieces and nephews.
 

 

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Marc M. McClelland ’57, of San Antonio, Tex.; Mar. 4. After serving in the U.S. Air Force, he joined United Airlines as a pilot. He returned to the military and had a 33-year career before retiring in 1987 as vice commander. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He is survived by his wife, Celia; three sons; a daughter-in-law; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a half-sister; and a half-brother.

 

Jul, 2018
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Daniel H. Morrissey Jr. ’56, of Chevy Chase, Md.; Jan. 31, after a long illness. He was retired from the U.S. Office of Education and was a U.S. Coast Guard veteran of the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; a daughter; two sons; and eight grandchildren.

 

Jul, 2018
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Edward P. Kelly ’56, of Aberdeen, Miss., formerly of Chicago; Dec. 22. After working briefly as an assistant district attorney for New York, he moved to Chicago and worked for Apollo Savings and Loan. He was promoted to president in 1962. At that time, he was the youngest member of the U.S. Savings and Loan League Legislative Committee and the Illinois Savings and Loan League Advisory Board and he was subsequently elected to membership in the Young Presidents’ Organization. He was an accomplished public speaker involved in several political campaigns and instrumental in developing the Plaza of the Americas flags on Michigan Ave. He enjoyed traveling. He is survived by his wife, Susie; three daughters; a son; and seven grandchildren.

 

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Joseph M. Daley Jr. ’56, of Fort Worth, Tex.; Feb. 18. He was president of J.M. Daley & Associates, an equity investment firm. He had been director of investor relations at Kalan Gold Corp. He earned a master’s degree in economic development and Japanese labor relations from Sophia Univ. in Tokyo while working there for the Japanese subsidiary of an American specialty chemical company. His career included achievements in international enterprise management, investments, adult education, technology, and public service. He lectured at more than 125 technology conferences and authored numerous economic development studies. He served in the U.S. Navy and retired as a commander, U.S. Naval Reserve. He also was a director of the Japan America Society. He is survived by his wife, Grace Wessels Daley ’59; four children and their spouses; and nine grandchildren.

 

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Leslie Travis Wendel ’55, of Newtown, Pa., formerly of Brooklyn, Conn., and Providence; Jan. 1. She was a reporter for the Hartford Courant from 1971 to 1978, and through 1995 she was a freelance journalist whose articles had appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Examiner, and the Chicago Sun Times. From 1978 to 1986 she was director of communications and donor relations at Brown. She then spent five years as managing director of Wendel Associates before returning to Brown in 1991 as coordinator of the Friends of the Library. She was editor of Special Collections at Brown University: A History and Guide and The Carberry Cookbook. In 1999 she was the recipient of Brown’s William Williams Award for distinguished contributions to the Brown University Library. She was a longtime board member of the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy and served two terms as president. In 1990 she spent time in Argentina weighing, measuring, and banding penguins as part of a research project of the New York Zoological Society. She was a member of the Women’s League of Washington College and a former Regent of Old Kent Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She is survived by two sons, including Andrew ’85; a grandson; and two brothers.

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Bruce N. Abbott ’56, of Oxford, Me., formerly of West Springfield, Mass.; Dec. 23. In West Springfield, he began his career working at IBM, transitioned into insurance, and retired after 31 years with Travelers Insurance in Hartford, Conn., as a data analyst. He was a longtime member, Sunday school teacher, and choir member at Mittineague Congregational Church in West Springfield. After moving to Oxford, he joined Oxford Congregational Church and served as treasurer. He enjoyed playing cribbage and was an avid Boston sports fan. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; a daughter; three sons; a daughter-in-law; a son-in-law; 16 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, including Douglas ’61; and two sisters-in-law.

 

Jul, 2018
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W. Kent Montgomery ’55, of Oakham, Mass.; Feb. 19. He was the vice president of human resources at Memorial Hospital in Worcester, Mass., and later a human resource consultant with Montgomery Associates in Oakham prior to his retirement. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; four sons; two daughters-in-law; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

 

Jul, 2018
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Gerold N. Borodach ’55, of New York City; Feb. 15. He was a retired physician and anesthesiologist. He was a member of the American Medical Assoc. and the American Society of Anesthesiologists. He is survived by his wife, Ardell Kabalkin ’57; a daughter; sons Andrew ’93 and Samuel ’87; and a son-in-law, Kenneth Elmore ’85.
 

 

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Vaino A. Ahonen ’55, of Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J.; Feb. 4. He had a career in international banking. He retired in 1991 as senior vice president at Summit Bank, which later became Bank of America. He was active in the New Jersey Trade Council, where he served as vice chairman, director, and treasurer. He was also a trustee of the Bergen Philharmonic and the Community Resource Council. He is survived by nieces and nephews.

 

Jul, 2018
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Charles D. Lake ’54, of Marion, Mass.; Feb. 16. A retired clergyman. After Brown, he went on to earn a Bachelor of Divinity degree from Yale and a master’s in Christian Theology and PhD in philosophical theology from the Univ. of Chicago before being ordained to the Christian ministry by the First Baptist Church of Melrose, Mass., in 1957. He served as an assistant in the First Baptist Church in America in Providence, then on the faculty of Stevens College in Columbia, Mo., followed by the position of chaplain and dean of Stevens College for 11 years. In 1976 he moved to Marion to become the executive director of the Massachusetts Commission for United Ministries in Higher Education and he later went into semiretirement as interim pastor of the South Baptist Church of New Bedford, Mass., and, finally, preaching at First Congregational Church of Marion. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne; two daughters; a son; a daughter-in-law; and four grandchildren.

 

Jul, 2018
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Ralph L. Meyer ’53, of Southington, Conn.; Jan. 26. He was the owner of the former Vaill & Meyer Paint Store in New Britain, Conn., and later in Berlin, Conn. He was a member of the Berlin Lions Club and former member of the Berlin Chamber of Commerce. He enjoyed playing cards and reading, especially history. He is survived by his wife, Dottie; three children and their spouses; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Jul, 2018
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Richard S. Weinstein ’54, of Los Angeles, formerly of New York City; Feb. 24, from complications of Parkinson’s. He worked for architects I.M. Pei and Edward Larrabee Barnes and spent a year at the American Academy in Rome as a winner of the Rome Prize before joining the mayoral administration in 1966 as an advisor of the new Urban Design Group within the Department of City Planning in New York City. He helped plan and oversee the expansion of the Museum of Modern Art in the mid-1970s, a project that hinged on the transfer of air rights, and he spent six years working on redevelopment along 42nd Street in Manhattan and saving the South Street Seaport. In 1985 he moved to Los Angeles to become dean of the architecture and urban planning school at UCLA. From 1995 to 2008 he was a professor of architecture and urban design. He founded the Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies at UCLA, served on the jury for the Walt Disney Concert Hall, and was coadministrator of the architectural selection process for the new Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles. He immersed himself in political debates over architecture and planning in Los Angeles. He is survived by his wife, Edina; two sons; and two granddaughters.

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John M. McIsaac Jr. ’53, of Easton, Md., formerly of Simsbury, Conn.; Jan. 21. After graduating, he received a commission in the U.S. Navy and served on active duty for six years, followed by 16 years in the naval reserve. From 1959 to 1991 he worked as an engineer and manager for United Technologies in Windsor Locks, Conn. He was an active volunteer in many community programs and enjoyed traveling the world, gardening, woodworking, photography, reading, and sailing. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; a daughter; two sons, including Scott ’86; five grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

 

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Robert B. Jones ’53, of Sandy Hook, Conn.; Jan. 23. He was an insurance underwriter and had worked at Intercontinental Life Insurance, Acacia Mutual Life, Worcester State Mutual Life Insurance Co., Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance Co., and Boston Mutual Life Insurance Co. He was a Korean War U.S. Army veteran and enjoyed skiing, tennis, and working out at the gym. He is survived by three sons, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren.

 

Jul, 2018
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James H.P. Hamilton ’53, of Lambertville, N.J.; Feb. 2, from complications of diabetes. In 1956, following service in the U.S. Army, he founded Design Associates, a scenic design and set-building studio, from which he produced numerous Broadway shows. He later taught theater production at NYU and Brandeis Univ. In the early 1980s he opened the Jim Hamilton & Co. architectural design studio, designing restaurants, homes, and commercial projects. In 1979 he designed a master plan for Lambertville’s commercial district and in 1988 opened his own restaurant, Hamilton’s Grill Room, with his daughter. He helped to create the Shad Fest annual event celebrating the federal Clean Water Act and on Sept. 17, 2005, the State of New Jersey and City of Lambertville declared it Jim Hamilton Day. He also enjoyed cooking and taught cooking classes in a local prison. He is survived by his wife, Judy; two daughters; a son; two stepchildren; seven grandchildren; a brother; and nieces and nephews.
 

 

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Bruce B. Chick ’50, ’53 ScM, of Rumford, R.I., and West Dennis, Mass.; Mar. 9 of cancer.While working towards his master’s degree at Brown, he worked in the metals research laboratory and was appointed assistant director of the lab in 1953. This led to a career in ultrasonic testing and the formation of two companies; Matec Inc., where he was president until it was sold in 1983, and RITEC Inc. in Warwick, R.I., where he was chairman. He wrote or cowrote numerous papers related to the specialized field of ultrasonic measurements and was coauthor of the text book Ultrasonic Methods in Solid State Physics. He held two patents for ultrasonic instruments. While at Brown as an undergrad, he was an announcer for WBRU for four years and after graduating became a faculty advisor and later served as president of the advisory board until 1983. He was a member of many organizations, including the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the American Society of Nondestructive Testing, The East Providence Historical Society, the East Providence Development Commission, and Sigma Xi. In 2015 he and his wife were elected copresidents of the Brown Class of 1950. Additionally, he was a senior warden at the Church of St. Michael and All Angels in Rumford. He is survived by his wife, Caroline Decatur Chick ’50; daughters Deborah Chick Burke ’77 and Nancy Chick Hyde ’80; and six grandchildren, including Nathan Hyde ’17 and Sara Hyde ’17.

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Kenneth R. Allen ’53, of Pensacola, Fla., formerly of Minneapolis; Jan. 21. After serving in the naval aviation training program and earning his wings, he then served the country both on active and reserve duty and retired as a lieutenant colonel out of the reserve unit at Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport. After a brief stint working at Northwest Airlines, he changed careers and became a stockbroker at Paine Webber Jackson and Curtis in Minneapolis. He retired in 1999. He enjoyed playing golf, fishing, and photographing wildlife. He is survived by his wife, Jane; four children; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

 

Jul, 2018
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James F. Ross ’52, of Boxford, Mass.; Feb. 11. After serving in the U.S. Navy pilot program during World War II, he joined United Airlines as a pilot, then as captain, and retired after more than 32 years of service. An entrepreneur, he invested in Graves Skis but also worked from the ground up in the company. Upon retiring, he and a partner built and restored antique World War II era planes, and he was instrumental in developing and building plane hangars for Lawrence Municipal Airport in North Andover, Mass. He was a member of the North Andover Hangar Assoc. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; two daughters; two sons; a daughter-in-law; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

 

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Martin E. Felder ’52, of Carlsbad, Calif., formerly of Providence; Dec. 31. A general surgeon, he started a private practice in Providence in 1963 and was instrumental in the development of Brown’s medical school. He was chief of general surgery at Miriam Hospital and was a member of numerous medical societies, including the New England Surgical Society. He retired in 2003 with emeritus professor status. He was a Silver Life Master in duplicate bridge, collected fine wines, and enjoyed playing golf. He is survived by his wife, Velma; two sons; four grandchildren; and a sister.

 

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Howard D. Blank ’52, of Scarsdale, N.Y.; Feb. 2. He was a former assistant district attorney in Manhattan and founder and CEO of National Industrial Services. He enjoyed watching Duke basketball games with his sons, who were all Duke alumni; playing tennis; and reading. He is survived by his wife, Felice; three sons and their spouses; and seven grandchildren.

 

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Leonard G. Tubbs Jr. ’51, of New Orleans; Jan. 20. He had a lifelong career in the marine insurance industry working with the Mariner’s Club of the Port of New Orleans and the Home Insurance Co. in New York, and as a vice president of Ferd. Marks-Smither & Co. in New Orleans. He was a charter and founding member of the Mariners Club of the Port of New Orleans and member of the New Orleans Board of Trade and the Southern Yacht Club. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and enjoyed birding and bird photography. He is survived by four sons; three stepdaughters, including Lucinda Flowers ’77; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

 

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