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Theodore J. Sandberg died on May 17, 2015 from various ailments after a short illness.
Ted graduated with us in 1955 with a degree in Geology. He became the executive assistant to Walter Barrenberg, the President of Cambridge Chemical, retiring to Sunapee, NH in the 1980's. Ted was a fiercely independent country gentleman, scholar, and avid computer technologist. His wife Mary predeceased him. He was the beloved Pater Familias to his three children.

George Moxon called from Florida to note that James Patterson Anthony died on July 5th, 2015 after a long bout with a melanoma.

Edward R. Brown died on June 23, 2015.
Ted graduated with a degree in History & Literature. He resided in Eliot House, where he was a member of the football team and participated in the annual Christmas Play. He was a member of the Experiment in International Living, PBH, Hasty Pudding , and served as secretary of the Signet Society.
After Harvard Ted spent three years in the US Army where he taught himself Russian, the language and culture of a country that fascinated him for his entire adult life. His first career as a journalist was as a reporter with the Minneapolis Tribune and then as feature writer for the Lorain Journal.
In the fall of 1959 Ted began law school at Case Western Reserve Law School, graduating second in his class in 1962. He was also became a member of the Order of the Coif. While in law school he served as editor of the Law Review and was a second year member of CWRU's Moot Court team.
After law school Ted began his lifelong determination to be of service to others. He became a public defender at Cleveland's Legal Aid Society where he tried many criminal cases, but his specialty was criminal appeals. Ted argued in the Federal Appeals Court, in the Ohio Supreme Court and in the local Court of Appeals in Cleveland.
Ted was a great lover of music, serving on the board of the Cleveland Institute of Music for many years and supporting musical organizations such as Artsong, the Cleveland Piano Competition, ChamberFest, and Apollo's Fire. He also supported Holden Arboretum and enjoyed many walks there with his dogs.
Ted is survived by his wife Sally, two daughters and six grandchildren. Contributions in his name can be sent to The Cleveland Institute of Music, 11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44106 or to the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, 1223 West Sixth Street, Cleveland, OH 44113.
A Memorial Service will be held at 4 PM on Saturday, August 8th at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 2230 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115. Interment at Lake View Cemetery.

Andrew G. Aronfy died on August 11, 2013.

Scott J. Wilkinson II died peacefully on March 12, 2015.
A graduate with honors in the Physical Sciences with us in 1955, Scott resided in Leverett House. He was in the Pre-Med Society, and the Outing, and Pistol and Revolver Clubs. After graduation Scott continued his education at Johns Hopkins Medical School in Baltimore, Maryland, followed by internships and residency at Baltimore City Hospital. He then went to the University of Chicago to complete his residency in pediatrics.
Upon graduation he moved to Helena, Montana and then to Gallipolis, Ohio where he joined a family practice and finally to Oxford, Ohio in 1969, where he opened his own practice and worked for the next 25 years before retiring in 1994.
Scott was a multi-faceted, hard-working and intelligent man with many interests and a great sense of humor. He enjoyed reading, working crossword puzzles, studying chess and traveling to different countries, including Europe, South America, and Mexico. He was very good with his hands and spent much of his free time working on the family home, restoring antique clocks, tinkering on cars, and hunting for arrowheads. He was also talented at woodworking and carpentry, loved nature and animals, was keenly interested in the English language, history, music, art and literature, and had a passion for learning his entire life.
He had a soft spot for all animals and was a lover of nature. As a pediatrician Scott was extremely devoted to and beloved by his patients and their families, whom he treated so generously. He survived by his wife Caroline, twin daughters and a son. Memorials may be made to Animal Adoption Foundation, 2480 Ross-Millville Road, Hamilton, Ohio 45013; the McCullough Hyde Memorial Trust, 110 North Poplar, Oxford, Ohio 45056; or a charity of one's choosing. Condolences may be sent online to www.oglepaulyoungfuneralhome.com.

John A. Reich died on Match 21, 2015.

Stanislas G. Potocki died on July 27, 2014.

Mary Louise "Molly" Karstens, 81, of Michigan City, Indiana, passed away on Dec. 31, 2014 at her home. Molly was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on Feb. 26, 1933 to Newell Morgan and Katherine (Hahn) Anson, who preceded her in death. She was married on Feb. 20, 1953 to Jerome "Jerry" August Karstens who preceded her in death.
Molly is survived by her children Mark Alan Karstens, Debbie (Rod) Karstens Moore and John Leonard (Carol) Karstens; son-in-law Thomas Puckett; grandchildren Thomas (Alisha) Puckett, Christina (Matt) Pfaff, Matthew, Bekah and Sarah Puckett, Mary (Eric) Horowitz, Rachel (Bradley) Smeja, Rory Moore, Micah (Kelsey) Moore, Andrew Moore, Heather (David) Singler and Kristen Karstens; and six great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her daughter Mary Elizabeth (Karstens) Puckett and her brother John Hahn Anson. Molly attended Radcliffe College in Massachusetts.

Laurel Anne Rottura - Diversified artist of multiple mediums (Chinese brush painting, oils, watercolors, clay molding, paper sculpting,...), exquisite seamstress, musician par excellence (keyboards, guitar, coloratura mezzo-soprano), a spirit who enthralled all, and a naturalist who always insisted on doing it in her own intimate way. She was a Westerner who lived her life in the essence of individualism; nuestra amiga; a bit of an anachronism; and a one-of-a-kind wonder... Born on June 10, 1934, Laurel Anne passed through to her next transformation on September 25, 2014.

Evan R. Dawson died on February 3, 2015.
A member of Adams House, Evan participated in house basketball and softball and was a member of the Young Democratic Club. He majored in Government, graduating with an AB mcl, and went on to graduate from the Harvard Law School in 1958.
Evan enjoyed the practice of law, and his career in trusts and estates law spanned more than 50 years, most of them as an associate and partner in a large New York City Law firm and then sixteen years on his own as a solo law practitioner, specializing in wills, trusts and estates.
Evan and his wife travelled to many exotic lands. He also enjoyed musical and theater events, attending performances at Carnegie Hall, the New York Philharmonic, and the Metropolitan Opera.
Evan’s wife of 52 years, Sue Dawson, passed away on November 2, 2014. He is survived by his daughter Julia Dawson, her husband Ethan Ravage and granddaughter Charlotte Dawson Ravage of San Francisco CA.

Lois Barth Epstein died on February 6, 2015.
Lois met Charlie Epstein during her freshman year at Radcliffe. Both majored in Chemistry, and together they attended Harvard Medical School, marrying in 1956 and graduating in 1959.
Together they led distinguished careers at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), raised four children, travelled the world, and built dollhouses.
Lois served as Assistant Director of the Cancer Research Laboratory at UCSF while pursuing research in immunology, cytokine and interferon biology, and proteomics. She shared her work with scientists around the world and for thirty years was a grantee of the National Cancer Institute. She and Charlie developed the first mouse model to be used in Down syndrome research, thereby advancing the understanding of and enabling work toward treatment of that illness.
After retirement Lois expanded her community activism, serving on the board of the Marin Symphony and leading the Belvedere Tiburon Library in a major expansion. She worked as an artist with hot glass, silver and enamels. Recently she decided to knit a blanket for each of her grandchildren to keep them warm at college. We shall miss her enthusiasm for life.
Lois was widowed in 2011 upon the death of her husband. She is survived by four children and six grandchildren.

Roy A. Johnson died on February 3, 2015.
Roy majored in Biology and lived in Leverett House where he participated in House hockey and softball. He was a member of the Crimson Key Society and represented Leverett House in the Ivy Key. Roy was also secretary of the Pre-Med Society and a member of the Rifle Club and Pi Eta.
After college he received his M.D. from the Boston University Medical School in 1959 and completed his surgical training at Boston City Hospital and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Roy spent his professional career practicing ear, nose, throat, head and neck surgery at the Winchester Hospital and the Eye and Ear Infirmary. He served as a Clinical Instructor at the Harvard Medical School and as a Senior Surgeon and mentor to doctors-in-training at the Eye and Ear Infirmary as well as President of the Medical staff.
Roy's care for his patients was surpassed only by his dedication to his family. He enjoyed summers in Bristol, Rhode Island where he enjoyed sailing around Mount Hope Bay in his boat "Roy's Toy." Roy will be remembered for his strong sense of integrity as well as his love of a bad pun and a good hockey game. He is survived by his five children and seven grandchildren. Donations in his name may be made to the Winchester Hospital Foundation or the Roger Williams University sailing program.

John Burr Williams, Jr. died on January 27, 2015 after a brief illness.
John majored in Mathematics and lived in Lowell House. He held an honorary Harvard College scholarship and was a member of the Young Republican Club.
After college, John worked at the MIT Lincoln Laboratories for a number of years, and in 1962 he started a 50 year career as an investment advisor. He was a member of the Weston Golf Club and the Wianno Club. John was predeceased by his wife Mary, and is survived by his son and daughter and five grandchildren. Burial was private and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rivers School, 333 Winter Street, Weston, MA 02493.

Peter Mason Gunderson died on December 28, 2014.
A Harvard College Scholar, Peter majored in the Physical Sciences, graduating cum laude. He lived in Winthrop House and was a member of the Chemistry Club and D.U. After graduating, he received his M.D. from the Harvard Medical School School in 1962 and did his residency at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic.
He served in the Air Force from 1962-68, including two years of active combat. He then settled in Long Beach, California and entered private practice. Known as "Doc", Peter was loved and will be missed by all. He was an avid Red Sox fan and enjoyed sports of all kinds, and was wealth of information, some of it useful, according to his son.
Peter was preceded in death by his long time companion, Elsie Lehman. He is survived by two sons and his daughter. No services are planned at this time.

Jerry Allan Tomlinson died on November 29, 2014.
Jerry had the distinct honor of being the first person in the history of Harvard College to be accepted to Harvard Medical School after only three years of undergraduate studies. He graduated from the Medical School in 1963 and served in the U.S. Army in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Jerry's career as a physician spanned more than 50 years. He was a Board Certified Pathologist and he served as Grant County Coroner in his hometown of Marion, Indiana for six years. Jerry was president of the local chapter of the American Cancer Society in Marion, IN. and was also a member of MENSA. His last years were spent in General Practice in Tuscumbia, AL.
Medicine was Jerry's lifelong passion. He truly believed that everyone deserved to be treated equally, with dignity and compassion, no matter their race, creed, social standing or financial status. He believed that medical care was a right, not a privilege. He leaves behind many long-standing patients that will miss the quality care he provided them. Jerry loved the finer things in life but never forgot his blue-collar upbringing. Classical music, gourmet cooking, gardening, and painting were some of his favorites. He was well known in certain circles for his outstanding baking skills, especially his New York Cheesecake.
Sue, his wife of 61 years, two sons, three daughters, and five grandchildren survive Jerry. In lieu of flowers the family requests that a donation be made in Dr. Tomlinson's memory to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.

Carl Iddings died on July 9, 2014.
Carl attended Harvard on a John Harvard Scholarship. He lived in Dunster House, majoring in Chemistry/Physics and was a member of the Camera Club.
After graduation he attended the California Institute of Technology, receiving his Ph.D. in 1960.
He joined the Physics Department of the University of Colorado, Boulder where his research concerned with electrodynamic corrections to the levels of atomic hydrogen, origins of the baryon-baryon interaction, models of unitary symmetry, polarons in solids, and flicker (1/f) noise in thin films and solids.
Carl was also interested in the generation of noise by random processes and in models for this, and in quantum mechanical limitations on precision measurements.
He retired as Professor Emeritus at the University. His interests outside of the classroom included outdoor sports.
Carl is survived by his wife Gayl.

Eric V. Larsen died on January 2, 2015.
Eric attended Harvard on a Harvard College Scholarship. He lived in Eliot House, majored in History and Literature and was a member of the Harvard Band.
Eric was a freelance writer and editor, mostly on scholarly manuscripts from Columbia.
His roommate, Larry Williams remembers:
"Eric was one of those people who are always cheerful even if they don't seem to have much. (Apparently) to be cheerful about viz. free-lance editing is not the way to get rich, and you have to be constantly scrambling for the next job. He must have been good at the job because he did find more work regularly. And he was happy doing it - a big plus - considering how many people aren't. He loved the movies and art, keeping a membership at MOMA right up to his death.
Eric was always 'up' for anything even if it didn't seem to be up his alley.
He is survived by his son Jeremy, his ex-wife Madelyn and two siblings. It may seem odd to list an ex-wife as a survivor but they maintained a close relationship, and neither ever remarried. He attended our 50th reunion as well as the 25th."

Peter W. Kilborn died on December 28, 2014 from complications of a stroke.
A resident of Dunster House, where he served on the House Committee, Peter majored in Government and was active in the Army R.O.T.C. After graduation he served in the U.S. Army as a First Lieutenant and was honorably discharged in 1957. Peter returned to Cambridge attending the Harvard Law School in the Class of 1960. He started his legal career at Tyler and Reynolds and then at Mintz, Levin and Cohen. In 1968 he joined Rackmann, Sawyer & Brewster, specializing in real estate law where he spent many years as managing director.
In 1990 Peter was appointed to the Commonwealth's Land Court by Governor Michael S. Dukakis and served there as Justice and Chief Justice until he retired in 2003 mandated at the age of 70. While serving as a Judge Peter chaired the Supreme Judicial Court's Committee to Review the Rules of Judicial Conduct and appeared many times as a faculty member on forums sponsored by bar associations and Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education.
Peter leaves his wife Jane, two sons and three grandchildren. A remembrance will be held at a later date.

Laurence Williams reports the death of his former roommate Eric V. Larsen from cancer on January 2, 2015.
"He was the Best Man at my wedding and I at his."

Stan Katz
reports that Peter W. Kilborn died on December 28, 2014 following an accident 2 or 3 weeks ago.

Michael J. Cambern died on March 10, 2011 after losing a valiant battle with pneumonia and suffering a fractured hip in a fall.
A Harvard National Scholar, Mike resided in Winthrop House and received an A.B. summa cum laude in Romance Languages and Literature. After spending three years at Harvard and a year at the University of Paris. A Datur Award winner, he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the Cercle Francais.
Mike was on his way to a career in the Foreign Service when he was stricken with polio. During his prolonged convalescence, he studied math and science, which led to an M.A. and PhD in mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley.
He obtained a job in Paris where he spent two years, the first teaching at the University of Paris, and the second on a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. Mike then spent a year teaching in Santiago, Chile, before returning to the United States to accept a faculty position in mathematics at the University of California, Santa Barbara where he remained until his retirement.
After retiring he was often found on his computer. His many interests included traveling, studying languages, swimming, photography, gourmet cooking and wine tasting. Mike was a model of courage and he lived life to the fullest in spite of the many challenges that he faced every day as a polio survivor. He was a quiet hero with a brilliant mind, a sense of humor and a generous heart.
He is survived by his wife, Francoise. Gifts in Mike's memory may be made to Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Sunrise Charitable Foundation (Polio Plus Campaign), attn: Bob McPhillips, Treasurer, 286 N. La Cumbre Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93110.

Francis H. Ingoldsby died on November 22, 2010.
Bud attended Harvard on a University Scholarship. A Dunster House resident, he participated in house football, baseball and boxing, and was a member of the New Jazz Club. After graduating he served in the U.S. military from 1955-57. Bud subsequently received his MBA from Harvard in 1959.
A businessman, writer and lover of life, he lived most of his adult life in Asia, and particularly enjoyed building and flying radio-controlled stunt planes with the Vermont Modelers Club in Berlin, VT. He also competed in radio-controlled airplane competitions in China.
Bud leaves two sisters and a brother. Memorial contributions may be made to the Vermont Modelers Inc., c/o 32 Terrace St., Montpelier, VT 05602.

Robert H. Savola passed away peacefully on November 22, 2014 after battling congestive heart failure.
Bob was a Winthrop House resident and graduated with us as a pre-med major in 1955. He moved on to Boston University Medical School and graduated. After completing his residency in internal medicine Bob enjoyed 40 years of his professional career dedicated to caring for his patients at South Shore Medical Center, Norwell. From September 1967-1969 he served as a Major in the United States Army, stationed in Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., and conducted classified medical studies at Edgewood Arsenal.
Bob made his longtime home on the South Shore, and raised his family in Hingham and Cohasset. All his life Bob was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved the outdoors, including chasing deer and duck, canoeing, skiing, bird watching, and sitting on the beach. Other interests included tennis, photography, and reading, as well as watching news and sports.
Bob is survived by his wife, LaNeve Savola, three daughters, and five grandchildren. He is also survived by four stepchildren. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. in South Shore Baptist Church, Hingham.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to South Shore Hospitable Charitable Foundation, 55 Fogg Rd., Weymouth, MA 02190, or to the Trustees of the Reservations, 572 Essex St., Beverly, MA 09115.

Charles R. Wolf died on October 28, 2014 of lung cancer.
Charlie was a member of Lowell House and was active in the Liberal Union, United Nations Council, the Young Republican Club, and the New Jazz Society. He received an AB in Economics and went on to receive his MBA and a DBA from Harvard. A brilliant intellect with an irresistible smile and a twinkle in his eye, Charlie shared his gifts by educating two generations of Wall Street at the Columbia Business School, rising from assistant professor in 1966 to professor.
His articles on financial economics and decision theory were published in major academic journals and he was co-author of "The Role of Private Placements in Corporate Finance" published by the Harvard University Press. On a leave from Columbia, intending to incorporate the practical tools of securities analysis into a course, he became an analyst at CS First Boston in 1984, covering the personal computer industry. A Wall Street Journal "Heard on the Street Column" in 1986 featured him as the rookie analyst from academia who made good.
Between 1988 and 1993 he was elected to Institutional Investor's prestigious "All American Research Team" in the personal computer industry category. His signature publication, Wolf Bytes, provided in-depth analysis of significant industry issues for years. Charlie, nicknamed "The Wolfman," brought a level of professionalism and rigor that raised the bar in every Research Department he inhabited, including a stint at UBS. His quests for data, and the resulting ten-year models, were legendary. When he completed an opus, he was as giddy as a kid. When he discovered flawed data, his colleagues heard his growl.
He is survived by his wife of almost 23 years, Margot, a step-daughter, a step-son, and a grandson. Those who wish may donate to Weill Cornell Medical College in care of Dr. Ronald Scheff's research fund.

Nicholas Loyd Owen died peacefully at home on September 30, 2014.
Nick resided in Eliot House, where he was active in house sports and on the Social Committee. He was a member of the Sailing Team and the Circle Francais. A major in Ancient History, Nick went on to medical school at Washington University in St. Louis. He received his MD in 1959 and then served honorably in the US Army in Germany from 1960-1964. While commanding a medical dispensary he met his wife of 52 years, Mary White. Following his time in the army, Nick, returned to Milwaukee completing a residency in internal medicine at Milwaukee County Hospital in 1967 and then practiced internal medicine in Milwaukee from 1967 until he retired in 1999.
He was a long time member of the Milwaukee Academy of Medicine, and served as co-editor of the newsletter. Over the course of his career he touched thousands of lives and cared for generations of families. Nick was a supporter of the performing arts in Milwaukee, serving on the boards of both the Skylight Music Theater and the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts. Additionally, he was a Rotarian with the downtown Rotary Club of Milwaukee. He was also an avid tennis player and a voracious reader.
Nick is survived by his wife, Mary, two sons, two daughters and seven grandchildren. The family requests that in lieu of flowers or other gifts, donations in Nick's memory may be made to: The Skylight Music Theater, 158 N Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202 or The Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, 19805 W Capitol Drive, Brookfield, WI 53045.

Hugh James Lurie died in Seattle September 28, 2014.
Hugh was a member of Lowell House where he played in the Lowell House String Quartet, the Harvard Radcliffe Orchestra, and the Chamber Music Workshop. An English major, he was a member of the United Nations Council and the Signet Society. Upon graduation, Hugh attended the Yale Medical School and then trained as a pediatrician at Johns Hopkins Hospital, completing a residency in adult and child psychiatry at McLean Hospital and Children's Hospital--Judge Baker Guidance Center in Boston. He served as a pediatrician at the U.S. Naval Air Station on Whidbey Island.
In his position as Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at the University of Washington, Hugh coordinated and taught the behavioral science program for physician assistants (MEDEX) for more than 25 years. He pioneered the use of professional actors to portray patients in role plays with students, utilizing the talents of many in Seattle's theatre community. He went on to produce more than 80 teaching videos for family physicians, physician assistants, and mental health workers. Hugh also served as Medical Director, Tacoma-Pierce County Child Guidance Clinic, and for many years he was Chief Psychiatrist at the Mental Health Clinic, Good Samaritan (MultiCare) Hospital in Puyallup, WA.
His great enthusiasm for chamber music was lifelong. He delighted in playing music at home, including house concerts with friends. He was an active participant in music workshops in the United States and Europe and was a longtime member of Orchestra Seattle. Friends and family will remember his pleasure in playwriting, painting, madrigal singing, fine food, and travel.
Hugh is survived by his wife Edythe, two sons, a daughter, and two grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Fund for New Music, Orchestra Seattle, 4759 1
5th Ave. NE, Box 2, Seattle, WA 98105, or to a charity of your choice.

Andrew C. Sabey died on September 24, 2014.
Andy received a full tuition scholarship to Harvard University where he majored in experimental psychology under Professor B.F. Skinner. He was accepted after three years at Harvard by the State University of NY Medical School in Syracuse, NY, graduating in 1959. He interned at Mercy Hospital in San Diego, CA, followed by a residency in Internal Medicine at UCLA Harbor Medical Center.
Andy then began his medical career as Director of Medical Education at Mercy Hospital. In 1963 he established an internal medicine practice in the Hillcrest neighborhood of San Diego, where he practiced solo internal medicine until 1994, before joining the Mercy Physicians Medical Group. He enjoyed a highly satisfying practice with many wonderful patients.
Andy retired in 1999. He served many years as an officer of the San Diego County Medical Society, including one year as secretary, as well as on the Professional Conduct Committee. He also served on the teaching faculty at Scripps Mercy Hospital and on the Medical Morbidity and Mortality Committee.
Andy very much enjoyed living on the beach in Coronado. He loved people, dancing and mostly being outdoors for his daily walks/runs along the ocean. Andy is survived by his wife of 47 years, Deloscia "Dee" Swinehart Sabey; a son, two daughters and four grandchildren.

James Erling Runquist died on Sept.11, 2014.
Jim served on the Adams House Committee as both the secretary and treasurer and was a member of the Outing Club. He majored in chemistry before studying medicine at the University of Minnesota. After military service in 1967-1969, of which he served one year in Vietnam, he returned to private medical practice in Orinda and served the medical community for 40 years.
Upon retirement he enjoyed his "second career" working in the tasting room of his son Jeff's newly opened winery in Amador County. He was fondly known as "Pops" to customers and staff.
Jim was married to Kay Swickard for 57 years. He leaves her behind, along with two sons and two grandchildren Condolences can be sent to: "rememberingjim@comcast.net". Contributions can be made in his name to: Yosemite Conservancy, 101 Montgomery St. Suite 1700, S.F., CA 94104.

Victor R. Greene died on September 5, 2014.
A Harvard College Scholar, he earned an AB cum laude in History, residing in Kirkland House where he was the House Athletic Manager, and participated in many house sports. Victor was a member of PBH, Hillel Foundation, and the Hasty Pudding Club. He received an M.A. in History from the University of Rochester in 1960, and a Ph.D. in History from the University of Pennsylvania in 1963 before joining the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee (UWM) in 1971, where he taught for 37 years.
A noted scholar and teacher in the fields of American immigration, labor, and popular culture, Victor also taught at the University of Notre Dame and Kansas State University. At UWM, he served on a number of important campus committees,. Recognizing his long dedication to undergraduate learning, the History Department created the Victor Greene Award to honor the best paper written in a History capstone course. Victor was active in many professional and community history organizations. In 2009 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Immigration History Society after serving as President and Executive Secretary. He also served on the History Committee of the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island Centennial Commission, and was on the editorial board of the Journal of American Ethnic History and Polish American Studies.
He was a member of the executive boards of the Wisconsin Society for Jewish Learning, the Ko-Thi African American Dance Troupe, the Wisconsin Labor History Society, and the Milwaukee County Historical Society. Victor authored many acclaimed books. He also lectured and taught widely around the United States, and in China, the Czech Republic, England, and Poland.
He leaves his wife, Laura Greene, two children, and three grandchildren.


Lost and Missing Classmates

James Edward Anthony is living happily in Ft. Lauterdale, FL.
It's James Patterson Anthony we're looking for.
Rory Dion Harrity on July 23, 2014, but the source is unverified.
Rory is not listed in our Freshman Register, or having lived in a freshman dorm. Nor does he appear in the 1955 Yearbook. Harvard claims he graduated in 1959, but he does not appear on '59's class roles, alive or dead.
An article in the The Ocala (Florida) Star Banner claims Rory graduated from Harvard in 1957. It claims he lived in Eliot House and was a member of the Harvard Lampoon. But he is not recorded with that class either. The article notes that at the age of 27, he was asked by Faye Emerson to her leading man and said yes, even though he had never been on the stage. He went on to play various roles in Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (1959), Where the Boys Are (1960), and From the Terrace (1960). He was apparently married at one time, and the article states he died at the age of 41 on July 23, 1974 in Ocala, Florida, one of the two Florida addresses we have had for him when he was not listed as "unknown."
In the past, classmates who wished to be transferred to another class, petitioned the class secretary (through the HAA) who granted the request and the transfer was made. (Read Bill Pescosolido,'55 to'59). My guess is that Rory left freshman year and when (and if) he returned, no transfer occurred.
I would be happy to have any further insight from classmates on the matter, but I am going with the January 23, 1974 date of death until proven otherwise.
Paul J. Murphy died on November 26, 1994
Hayden T. Richards is also believed deceased, but there is no record of his death.
Can anybody help with addresses for the rest of the list? Please contact your class secretary. (renlittle@comcast.net, 617-491-3937)

Alice Potts Wallis died on October 5, 2014.

Your Class Secretary endeavors to obtain obituaries for all deceased classmates, but I am not always successful in doing so.
I would be pleased to receive any remembrances or tributes from former roommates or classmates who would like to send them along for publication on the Class Website. Send them to me, renlittle@post.harvard.edu, or to 35 Brewster St. Cambridge, 02138-2203.
Thanks in advance.

Carl K. Iddings died on July 9, 2014 from complications caused by COPD.

Rory D. Harrity died on July 23, 2014.

John B. Chick Jr. passed away at the Riverside Convalescent Center in Smithfield, VA on August 1, 2014 following complications from a stroke.
Jack attended two years of college at Allegheny College but interrupted his education to serve in the U.S. Army in Germany. With assistance from the GI Bill he graduated from Harvard with us in 1955. While at Harvard he majored in American History and resided in Lowell House. He was active in the Congregational Presbyterian Fellowship and a member of Circle Francais, the Outing and Rail Road Clubs.
Jack worked as a Real Estate Appraiser for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for over thirty years, retiring in 1990. His great passions included collecting railroad photographs and paraphernalia, steam railroad history, photography, and geneology. He stayed active by bicycling and swimming throughout his life.
Jack married his wife Barbara Berg Chick in 1956. He lived in Acton, Massachusetts from 1959 until 2011 where he and Barbara were members of West Acton Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, three daughters, a son and twelve grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting charitable donations in the name of John B. Chick, Jr. be sent to Household Goods Recycling Ministry (www.hgrm.org/about.htm). Information on how to donate is available at www.hgrm.org.

Alan O. Dann died on September 7, 2014 of metastatic bladder cancer.
Alan lived in Lowell House and majored in economics. He was an N.R.O.T.C. student, Co-President of the Canterbury Fellowship and a member of the Harvard Organ Society and Harvard Glee Club. Alan also participated in Crew and held memberships in the Harvard Varsity and Young Republican Clubs.
After college Alan spent 5 years on active duty in the Navy and remained in the Naval Reserves, retiring as Commander. He earned 2 Master's Degrees from Columbia University /Teacher's College, in 1961 and 1982, and at age 64 completed a Ph.D. in Education Administration at the University of Connecticut. He worked for SNET in New Haven and for AT&T in Basking Ridge NJ. Alan retired at 54 and became busier than ever in volunteer activities, as well as working as assistant principal of an elementary school in Woodbridge CT and as an organization consultant and teaching at Quinnipiac University. He hosted several foreign exchange students, some of whom became family.
Alan moved to Vermont in 1998, where he was active in many organizations, including The Commons, the Vermont Progressive Party, Hilltop House, the League of Women Voters, the Estey Organ Museum, and the Marlboro Historical Society; he served as president of the boards of several of these organizations. He was a deacon at the Marlboro Meetinghouse, and an auditor for the Town of Marlboro. A church organist, Alan played at several area churches, most constantly at West Dover Congregational Church and St. Mary's in the Mountains, and in summer at Halifax Union Society and Marlboro Meetinghouse.
Alan worked tirelessly to sustain several churches. He served on the board of the City Missionary Association of New Haven for 40 years and served as its president. He sang with the Trinity Boys' Choir, FOMAG, Brattleboro Community Chorus, and the Pioneer Valley Symphony Chorus, and served on the boards of the last of these.
Alan was an ardent supporter of people and their causes. He interviewed applicants for Harvard for decades. He was class secretary for his class at Kent for more than 40 years and was called the glue that kept them together. He read widely and had a strong sense of duty and was generous with his time and energy. His concern about the state of the world occupied much of his waking hours. He was a frequent writer of letters to the editor and to his congressmen. He could start a conversation with anyone and was always the last to leave a gathering and his laugh could be heard above the noise of any gathering. He was a diehard Red Sox fan, even after they sold their pitchers.
In 1960 Alan married Jacqueline Brown, who died in 1987. They had 2 children, John and Martha. Martha died in 1998. In 1996 he married Deirdre Donaldson. He is survived by his wife, son John, granddaughter Ruby, foster son Pedro Mendia-Landa, and brother Robert, and 3 cats.

His wife Deidre notes:
"The service/celebration of life will be September 27 at 11:00 at First Baptist Church in Brattleboro, VT (because it has the best Estey organ), to be followed by burial in Kings Cemetery in Marlboro and a reception at Marlboro Meetinghouse."
Memorial contributions may be made to Vermont Independent Media/The Commons, 139 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT; the Natural Resources Defense Council, 40 W. 20th Street, NY, NY 10011; or the Estey Organ Museum, 108 Birge Street, Brattleboro, VT.

Roger W. Gratwick, Jr. passed away peacefully on September 10, 2014 at the Decatur Health and Rehab Center in Decatur, Alabama from complications due to Parkinson's Disease.
A Kirkland House resident, Roger majored in Social Relations and participated on the track team. He was a member the Phoenix-SK, Pi Eta and Hasty Pudding. After joining the ROTC in college, Roger served as a Lieutenant in the Army and was stationed at Fort Stewart outside of Savannah, Georgia. Following his honorable discharge in 1958, Roger began his career at M&T Bank in Buffalo before moving first to Winchester, Kentucky in 1965, then settling and raising his children in Decatur. Roger left the banking business in 1973 to become a Mutual Benefit Life insurance agent.
Roger was an avid tennis player helping found the Decatur Tennis Association shortly after moving to Decatur in 1967. He was an active member of First United Methodist Church where he enjoyed singing in the choir. In addition to his passion for tennis, Roger enjoyed bird hunting, a good book and spending time with his seven grandchildren.
He was also a member of the Decatur Rotary Club and was honored as a Paul Harris Fellow in 2012.
Roger married Ann Nussbaum in 1958 (deceased 1986) and they had three surviving sons. Roger met Priscilla Childs in 1993 and she remained his loving life partner until his recent passing.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Roger Gratwick to the National Parkinson's Foundation, PO Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018.

Arthur John Langguth, Jr. died on August 25, 2014 from respiratory failure.
Known to all as “Jack,” he lived in Dunster House and majored in English. A member of the Undergraduate Theatre Committee and the Signet Society he was president of the Crimson senior year. After graduation Jack received a year-long Shaw Traveling Fellowship which took him to many of the cities in Europe. He then spent eighteen months in the U.S Army assigned to an ordnance depot in the south of France. Subsequent years in journalism took him to the Deep South for the New York Times during the civil tights crusades and the aftermath of president John F. Kennedy’s assassination including the trial of Jack Ruby. After covering the 1960 presidential campaign for Look Magazine Jack joined the New York Times as A Southeast Asia correspondent in 1964 and the Saigon Bureau Chief in 1965.
Jack left the Times in 1965 and returned to Los Angeles and, for a change of mood, to Northern Ireland , writing a number of books during that period. In 1976 he joined the faculty at the University of Southern California teaching journalism in what was to become the Annenberg School for Communications. There he was awarded tenure and a full professorship after five years. Jack enjoyed the classroom and published a number of books and also edited the correspondence of a legendary radio writer and producer before retiring inn 2003.
Jack continued to write after retirement. His latest book “After Lincoln: How the North won the Civil War and Lost the Peace” has just been published. U.S.C. colleague Joseph Saltzman, described Jack as an author who was confident in his reporting and writing skills but who projected a humility that may have kept him from achieving greater fame. “Years from now people will look at his range of books and say this couldn’t be one writer.”
Jack never married and left no immediate survivors. “His books were his children.” He did leave a goddaughter, Julia Halberstam, daughter of David Halberstam and his wife Jean.

David J. "Dave" Bigda passed away on Sunday, June 15, 2014. A Government major, he lived in Winthrop House where he played
House football and was the Presidential Assistant for the Pierian Sodality.
Dave had retired after several years of work as a school librarian in the Whitingham, VT school district. He was a member of All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church in Greenfield, MA where he served as a greeter. He was an avid reader and Boston Red Sox fan, enjoyed traveling to spring training with his son and visiting his daughter and grandchildren in Colorado, especially at Halloween. He left his body to medical research. Dave is survived by his daughter Carolyn, son Andrew, and two grandchildren.

Allen Richard Grossman died on June 27, 2014.
An Eliot House resident and an English major as an undergraduate, Allen was President of the Advocate and a member of the Classic Club and the Signet Society. He attended Harvard with interruptions from 1949-1956 (AB, and MA). At Harvard he received the Garrison Award for Poetry and the Prize of the American Academy of Poetry
From 1957 to 1991 Allen taught at Brandeis where he received his PhD in 1960 and was the Paul E. Prosswimmer Professor of Poetry and General Education. In 1971 he was a visiting Professor in the Universitat HaNegev in Beersheba, Israel. His teaching was primarily in the areas of poetry, poetics, and general education. In 1979 he devised and put in place (with others) a General Education Program at Brandeis University and served for some years as Director in the Humanities Division of that program. In 1965 he received the A. B. Cohen Award for Teaching at Brandeis, and in 1982 the Brandeis University Distinguished Service Award. In 1987 he was the CASE Massachusetts State Professor of the Year and National Gold Medallist
Allen also received the Golden Rose of the New England Poetry Club, three Pushcart Prizes (1975, 1987, 1990), the Witter Bynner Prize for Poetry of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, a Guggenheim (1982), and a Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts (1985). In 1987 he received the Sara Teasdale Memorial Prize in Poetry of Wellesley College, and in 1988 the Sheaffer-PEN/Nex England Award for Literary Distinction. He is included in Scribner's Best Poems for 1988, 1991, 1992 and 1993. In August 1989 he received a John D. and Catherine T. Mac Arthur Fellowship Prize to continue for a period of five years, and in 1990, the Bassine Citation of the Academy of American Poets.
In 1991 Allen became the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at The Johns Hopkins University where he taught in the English Department until his retirement. In 1992 his book, The Ether Dome, was a National Book Critics Circle Award nominee. In 1993 Allen was elected Fellow of The American Academy of Arts and Science and In 2009 he was the winner of Yale University's Bollingen Prize.
Allen is survived by his wife Judith, four sons and a daughter, and his many students whom he named "Dilectissimi". A memorial event is being planned at Brandeis toward the end of this summer. If you would like to be advised when arrangements have been made, or of course if you would like to be part of it, please contact Allen's daughter Bathsheba at b@bathsheba.com.

The Class extends its sympathy and condolences to John Ogden and his family on the death of his wife Dorothy Miller Ogden on June 9, 2014 after a 35 year battle with MS. The Ogdens were married for 57 years.

Leo Aram Raphaelian passed away peacefully from natural causes and with family members by his side on May 21, 2014.
As an undergraduate, Leo was in Dudley House where he was active in House football, baseball and tennis. He was a member of Pierian Sodality (Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra) , the Armenian, Chemistry and Young Democratic Clubs, and the Liberal Union. Leo earned an AB degree in Chemistry with us in 1955 and went on to receive an MA and Ph.D. in Chemistry from Yale University in 1957 and 1961.
Leo's Ph.D. research and thesis on "The Synthesis of Naturally Occurring Sterols" led to his employment at Olin Corp. in New Haven, Conn. from 1958 through 1967. While at Olin Corp., he developed a super pure and dry hydrazine for use in high-energy rocket fuels (used in the Apollo/Saturn V rocket). His work also included the development of three different office-copying systems, one utilizing liquid crystal technology, as well as a method for preventing Spandex fiber from yellowing.

From 1968 through 2006, Leo lived in Wilmette, Ill. Leo initially worked at Armour-Dial Inc., developing germicides for cosmetics and soaps, and leading to a position in the Department of Chemistry at Northwestern University. In 1975, he took a position at Argonne National Laboratory, working in the Chemical Technology Division on environmental waste management. Eventually, Leo began research in the oil field, applying his expertise in the operation and programming of complex instrumentation such as the gas chromatograph/mass spectrometer. In 1989, he joined the Institute of Gas Technology, advancing his work as a leading expert in the field of shale oil and tar sands. Finally, at Abbott Laboratories beginning in 1995, Leo used his skill in computer programming, developing programs with 4D interfaces in both Mac and Windows platforms. He continued as a computer programming consultant until 2006, at which time he retired to Spring Lake.
Throughout his professional career, Leo was extensively published and his work led to many patents. He held memberships and leadership positions in the American Chemical Society, the Society for Applied Spectroscopy, and the Federation of Analytical and Applied Spectroscopy, amongst others. Concurrently, He was listed in "American Men of Science." Leo's many contributions to academics and industry over the years were wide-ranging; and in some instances like many other scientists, silently important within the fabric of and for the advancement of our society.

Leo maintained a wide variety of intellectual pursuits and hobbies. He was an audiophile, and designed and built speakers. His interest in and facility with electronic circuitry allowed him to master and maintain the instrumentation required for his research, as well as repair the family television when needed. He maintained lifelong interests in photography and fishing. Leo loved opera and symphony, was a patron of the musical arts in Chicago, and liked to sing choral music. Over the years, he studied and played bridge, chess and golf, and dabbled in grafting and growing fruit trees. After moving to Illinois, Leo became an avid follower and fan of the Chicago professional sports teams.
Leo is survived by his wife Gloria. In June this year they would have celebrated their 58th year of marriage. Three children and three grandchildren also survive
In lieu of flowers, the Raphaelian family asks that any memorial donations in the memory of Leo be made to Hospice of North Ottawa Community and/or the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation "Greatest Needs Fund." Share memories with the family at www.sytsemafh.com.

Peter Torrey Winans passed away peacefully in his Delray Beach, Fla. home on May 31, 2014.
Peter resided in Leverett House where he was active in house athletics competing in squash, hockey, tennis and fencing. He was a member of the Owl and Hasty Pudding Clubs. After graduating with a degree in Economics in 1955, Peter enlisted in the Army and spent two years as a medic in Germany. Upon his release from active duty he went to work for the family business, C.G. Winans Co., a large paper and janitorial distributor on the East Coast. He started in the mailroom and worked his way up to president of the company, including stints as president of Winans Carter Corp. in Vineland, and treasurer of C.G. Winans. Peter married Sally Rogers, and had two sons. They divorced, and in 1967, he married Frances Joannes Allerton, moving with her and her two daughters to Summit, N.J. They later moved to Morristown when the children were grown.
In 1971, Peter went into business on his own, starting Peter T. Winans & Sons Inc. in the garage of his home and building the company substantially from there.
Peter was known for his jolly sense of humor, his love of telling stories and his friendly competitiveness in sports. He was an avid athlete, playing tennis, golf and paddle tennis as a member of Canoe Brook Country Club in Summit and Bald Peak Colony Club in Melvin Village, N.H. In 1978 he co-founded the New Jersey Men's Platform Tennis Association with several friends.
Peter sold his business in 1996 after he and Fran had moved to their townhouse on Amelia Island, Fla. They enjoyed many years of retirement living, traveling and being active members of The Ocean Club and the Amelia Island Club in Amelia Island Plantation. Peter's health deteriorated in his final years, and they moved to Delray Beach in 2011.
He is survived by his wife Frances, two sons, two step daughters and three grandchildren. A memorial service will take place at Amelia Plantation Chapel on Nov. 15, 2014. Donations in his memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Jerald S. Brodkey died on May 20, 2014.
Jerry held an Honorary National Scholarship and graduated magna cum laude in mathematics while with us at Harvard. He was a President of the Adams House
Music Society and a member of PBH, and the Math, Music and Chess Clubs, while also finding time to fence. Upon graduation Jerry received an M.S. in 1959 and his M.D. in neurosurgery in 1960 from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. After further training he joined the University of Illinois in 1967 where he studied eye movements in the Department of Biochemical Engineering and ran a Computer Center at Presbyterian- St Luke's Hospital. He also did resident teaching at the University of Illinois and the Hines VA Hospital.
In 1969 Jerry moved to Cleveland, Ohio where he became a professor of neurosurgery at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His
research included the use of on-line computer monitoring in the operating room and Intensive Care Unit. He also became involved with the endocrinology group
with particular interest in the removal of the pituitary gland for breast, prostate cancer and pituitary tumors.
Jerry moved his practice from the University Hospital to another teaching hospital in the university system in 1983. As head of neurosurgery, he spent most of his time caring for patients, which he really enjoyed. He retired in 1998, devoting his time to his interests in photography, fly fishing and traveling.
Jerry is survived by his wife Arielle, two sons and five grandchildren. Friends may wish to contribute to The Cleveland Orchestra, the Cleveland Museum of Art,
the Brodkey Fund of the Jewish Welfare Federation of Cleveland or the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Daniel S. Koltun died on April 9, 2014, after a long battle with Parkinson’s desease.
Daniel played soccer for Kirkland House and rowed on the house crew. He majored in physics and graduated cum laude with us in 1955, receiving his Ph.D. in physics from Princeton in 1961. He did postdoctoral study there, and as a visiting fellow at Weizmann Institute in Israel and at Neils Bohr Institute in Denmark. He was also a visiting professor at Tel Aviv University (1976-77), and at the Hebrew University Jerusalem (1985), both in Israel.
Daniel joined the University of Rochester in 1962 and was a professor of physics until his retirement in 2004. When he died, the University flew its flag at half-mast in his honor.
A theoretical physicist, Daniel’s research interests and activities were largely focused on the study of nuclear structure and reactions at intermediate and high energy, as well as with many-body theory. He was interested in understanding the dynamics of nuclei as many-body systems, and the role of subnucleon constituents in this problem, including mesons – particularly pions – and quarks. In addition to being a leader in the meson physics community, Daniel was known for what is called the "Koltun Sum Rule" for the scattering of electrons from nuclear targets.
Long associated with the scientific program of the Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility, Daniel was a visiting staff member there for 18 years and served on its Program Advisory Committee. He had been awarded an NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship, an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, and a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship. He was a fellow of the American Physical Society and author of a number of books on quantum mechanics, serving as associate editor of the journals Physical Review C and Physical Review Letters.
He is survived by his wife Judy; two children and four grandchildren.

Joab L. Thomas died on March 3, 2014 from injuries suffered from a fall.
A resident of Kirkland House as an undergraduate, and a full Harvard Club scholarship student, he majored in biology and was a member of the Biology Club and Botanical Society. After Joab received his A.M. in 1957 and Ph.D in 1959 from Harvard, he served on the staff of the Arnold Arboretum and taught two biology courses at Harvard. In 1961 he joined the biology department at the University of Alabama, and became a full professor in 1966 and dean in 1969 where he enjoyed equally the challenges of teaching, research and administration.
In 1975 Joab was appointed the ninth chancellor of North Carolina State University, remaining there until 1981. Under his leadership the School of Veterinary Medicine and the Center for Economic and Business Studies were established. He oversaw the establishment of the North Carolina Japan Center by North Carolina Gov. James B. Hunt. The Institute for Transportation Research and Education, an inter-institutional center of the University of North Carolina system, was chartered by the North Carolina General Assembly during his tenure.
In 1981, Joab was named president of The University of Alabama. As president for the next seven years, he is credited with tripling research funding, leading a major fund-raising campaign, raising admission and curriculum standards, building economic development initiatives that saved local jobs and improving relations with the state legislature, resulting in increased state funding for the University. He established a University-wide honors program and initiated the Presidential Scholars program to help recruit top students to the University.
In 1990 Joab became the president of Penn State University. There he was known for his commitment to high academic standards and to enhancing the students' experience. He initiated the largest building program in the university's history and was instrumental in strengthening undergraduate education. He also oversaw Penn State's entry into the Big 10 athletic conference.
A world-renowned botanist, Joab's legendary career in higher education included signal recognition from the universities and communities where he served with distinction. He is remembered as a student-centered academic leader and a champion of undergraduate research who spearheaded the growth of world-class honors programs and led numerous highly successful economic development initiatives. A prolific research scholar and seasoned outdoorsman, Joab was a co-author of several books, including Wildflowers of Alabama and Adjoining States, Poisonous Plants and Venomous Animals of Alabama and Adjoining States, and The Rising South, as well as numerous articles. He received a number of honorary doctorates, and buildings on the campuses of Penn State and North Carolina State are named in his honor. Joab is survived by his wife, the former Marly Allene Dukes R'55; four children, and 13 grandchildren.
Marly suggests any memorial gifts be donated to the 1955 Class Assistance Fund (CAF) in Joab's memory.

Francis X. Mahoney died on March 28, 2014.
An Eliot House resident and a Social Relations major, Frank was active on the house football and track teams and played freshman and varsity hockey. A three year letter winner, he was a member of the first Beanpot championship team our senior year. Frank was Vice-President of the Catholic Club and a member of the Pistol and Revolver Club and Pre-Med Society. He graduated from McGill Dental School in 1959 and opened up his own office in Dorchester. Frank lived in Cohasset most of his life, continuing to play hockey in the Old Timers League - (over 35 ), watching Harvard hockey, and doing a lot of fishing in local waters and enjoying an odd round of golf. He is survived by his children Francis X. Mahoney Jr., Mary Jo Randall, BGen (select) Christopher Mahoney USMC, Dr. Michael Mahoney, Philip Mahoney, and his sister Ann Cuddahy.

On Apr 2, 2014 at 10:27 AM, Stanley N. Katz wrote:
I don’t know when the next ’55 newsletter goes to press, Renny. But if anyone inquires, the memorial service for Dick will be in Richardson Auditorium of Alexander Hall, Princeton University at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 8. There will be a reception to follow at Prospect House on the Princeton campus at 4 p.m.

Richard H. Ullman died on March 11, 2014 after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease. Dick resided in Lowell House, and as an undergraduate he was editorial chairman of the Crimson and a member of Hasty Pudding and the Signet Society. Upon graduating, Dick was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, receiving his B.Phil. in Politics in 1957, and his D.Phil in 1960 He then returned to Harvard where in 1961 he became an assistant professor of Government and Senior Tutor in Lowell House continuing his research and teaching in the History Department.
In 1965, Dick left Harvard with "no little regret" to become an associate professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton University. In 1969 he became a full professor serving as the David E. Bruce Professor of International Affairs until his retirement in 2001. During the academic year in 1966-1967, while on leave from Princeton, he served on the National Security Council Staff and on the Policy Planning Staff of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs. Later, in 1973 to1976, Dick was the director of studies at the Council of Foreign relations and a member of the policy planning staff at the U.S. Department of State from 1999 to 2000. In 2002, he became an emeritus professor. Throughout Dick's academic career he was an acclaimed teacher, mentor and prolific writer, well known for his publications dealing with international security issues and helping to compile the Pentagon Papers. He also served on the editorial board of the New York Times and was a consultant for many journalists.
Dick is survived by his wife Gail, two children, two step children, and six grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be sent to Ashoka Inovators for the Public, 1700 North Moore St., Suite 2000, Arlington, VA 22209 or Parkinson Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, New York, NY 10018. A Memorial Service will be held on June 8th at 2:00 PM in Princeton University's Alexander Hall.

Robert E. Laskow died on December 21, 2013.
A Dunster House resident, Bob majored in the Biochemical Sciences and received the Detur Book Prize his sophomore year. He was an active member of PBH, Hillel and the Debate Council. After graduating in 1955, Bob received an LLB from the Harvard Law School in 1958. He spent his life in Chicago as a businessman, maintaining a life-long interest in science and art. Bob leaves his wife Nancy (Nachman), two daughters, Stephanie Berenbaum and Caroline Laskow, and 4 grandchildren.

Ricardo de la Espriella, date of death unknown.

Robert B. Stimpson died unexpectedly of a viral infection on January 31, 2014.
A Dunster House resident, he majored in Government and played freshman and House baseball, graduating with us as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S Air Force. After service in the Air Force Bob received his L.L.B from Boston College in 1963. He worked as a Law Clerk for the late Massachusetts Chief Justice G. Joseph Tauro before becoming an attorney in the law firm of Jaffee and Tauro, which would later become Jaffee and Stimpson.
Bob had a life long love of baseball. He was a dedicated Little League coach in Wellesley; he was privileged to have visited every Major League Baseball ballpark in the US; and he worked during his retirement years as a ticket usher at the Spring Training Field for the Boston Red Sox in Fort Myers, FL, an experience he enjoyed immensely along with many games of catch with his son and grandchildren. Bob was a trustee of the Rivers School and a member of the Massachusetts Committee on Probation, the G.I. Benefits Association and Boston Bar Association.
Bob's beloved wife Sallie predeceased him He is survived by his son John, daughter Susan and three grandchildren. Expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to Wellesley Little League, P.O. Box 81960, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481.

David Sears passed away peacefully on January 18, 2014, after a courageous 2-year battle with prostate and lung cancer. An Eliot House resident, he majored in Economics and was Vice-President of the Pi Eta and a member of the Hasty Pudding. After graduation, he served 2 years in the U.S. Army and then started his career in Boston as a buyer in the lingerie department at Filene's. He went on to join Conso Products Company in NYC where he eventually became vice president and part owner. He also owned a video store in Martha's Vineyard. David was always an avid boater and took up golf in his later years. He was known for his colorful fashion statements as much as he was for his wonderful sense of humor and kind and generous spirit.
He is survived by his wife Dorrie, two children and many nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held on Cape Cod this summer. Donations in his memory may be made to Treasure Coast Hospice 1201 SE Indian St., Stuart, FL, 34997, www.tchospice.org/give-online; or Dana Farber Cancer Institute, PO Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284, www.dana-farber.org/gift.

Douglas G. Marshall
died on Oct. 31, 2013, at Hospice House in Hayden, Idaho. A member of Kirkland House, Doug played house football and was the Associate Advertising Manager of the Crimson and Social Chairman of the Taffrail Club. A Physical Sciences major and NROTC member, he graduated with us as and then served in the U.S. Navy and the Naval Reserve, with tours on the USS Miller DD535 and USS Leonard F. Mason DD852, retiring from the Naval Reserve as a Lieutenant Commander in 1975.
An avid and skilled sailor, Doug was deeply at home on the water and shared his love of the ocean with extended family and friends. With significant ocean experience, he did not shy away from sailing in tough conditions, instilling an indelible love of adventure in his children. While later interests led him away from military might as the dominant approach to solving conflict, he highly valued his naval experience. A consummate contributor and leader, Doug joined and led an e///normous range of organizations wherever he went, contributing his infectious sense of humor and his aptitude for problem solving.
He chaired the Board of Deacons at UCC Norwell, served as trustee at Andover Newton Theological School, led choral societies and men's groups. He taught at community college, worked towards universal health care, contributed significantly to the Beyond War movement, and worked actively with Business Executives for National Security. For most of his career, Doug served in the family business - H. Newton Marshall Co. - a New England-based industrial painting company. He worked as an estimator, salesman, and project manager before buying the business and taking over as president. As elsewhere, he treated his employees with respect and dignity. He served as chair for the National Joint Painting and Decorating and Drywall Apprenticeship and Training Committee in D.C. and worked for four decades to strengthen labor-management relations.
Doug is survived by his partner, Judith Gallagher; three daughters, and seven grandchildren.
Reflecting his constant interest in learning and growing, he explored a variety of spiritual paths. In preparation for his passing he liked to share the following quote:
"He reached the point in his cosmic journey where his body could no longer sustain his adventuresome, healing spirit."
The family welcomes stories and condolences at www.belltowerfuneralhome.com.

Bucknam (Jack) McPeek died peacefully in his sleep on December 26, 2013. An Adams House member, he rowed on the House crew and was a cabinet member of the Crimson Key Society chairing its Undergraduate Schools Committee which supported the Admission Office and hosted prospective students on campus. A Biology concentrator, Jack graduated with us and entered the Harvard Medical School in the fall of 1955, completing his MD in June, 1959. After a year of surgical internship on the Harvard service of the Boston City Hospital he began an anesthesia residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital and never left.
Jack served as deputy director of the Harvard Anesthesia Center for over twenty-five years, as well as serving on the clinical teaching staff at MGH. He also developed an interest in population studies and postoperative outcome, which led to publishing a number of books and papers on the subject. In 1980 Jack took time out from his busy medical practice to chair our 25th Reunion.
In 1988 he left operating rooms to establish an acute pain service at MGH which became part of its MGH Pain Center. In 1995 He stepped down as co-director returning to the operating rooms. Jack retired from clinical practice in 2003, becoming an honorary anesthetist to the Massachusetts General Hospital and an associate professor of anesthesia at the Harvard Medical School. He spent his time teaching medical students at both Harvard and Boston University and also published two more books and a number of research papers. Jack wrote in our 55th Anniversary Report that since his retirement he had been so busy he wondered how he managed to find time to hold a job over the preceding forty-three years. He is survived by his daughter Alexandria and son Douglas and nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
A memorial service will be held on March 22 at 2:00 PM at the Church of the Redeemer in Chestnut Hill, followed by a reception at the Union Club in Boston.
Valet parking will be available.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the Chaplaincy at the Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA. 02114

Raymond F. Chen
died on November 14, 2012. A member of Lowell House, Ray was a member of the House Committee and competed in House squash and swimming. He was a member of PBH, the Classics Club and the Social Relations Society and majored in the Biochemical Sciences, graduating with us as a member of Phi Beta Kappa (Junior Eight). Ray went on to graduate from Cornell University's Medical School in New York City in 1959 and received a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Utah Medical School in 1962. He then joined the National Institutes of Health as a public health officer to complete his uniformed (read military) service. Ray stayed at the NIH for thirty-one years, retiring in 1994. He specialized in the fluorescence of enzymes which helped advance the development of fluorescein angiograms of kidneys, retinas and other organs of cardiac arrest at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville, MD, writing extensively about his work in medical and scientific publications. (For more information see his 55th Reunion Report)
A number of physical problems led Ray to an active athletic life. In senior Olympic competitions, he won gold medals in tennis, swimming and ping-pong. Survivors include his Elaine Boltson Chen, two children, one grandson and a number of cats.

Michael J. Cambern died on March 10, 2011 after losing a valiant and hard battle with pneumonia in connection with a fractured hip from a fall. A resident of Winthrop House, he majored in Romance Languages and Literature and completed his degree Summa Cum Laude in three years, also spending a year at the University of Paris. Mike was a member of Phi Beta Kappa (Senior 16). He was on his way to a career in the Foreign Service when he was stricken with polio. During his prolonged convalescence, he studied math and science, which led to an M.A. and Ph.D in mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley. He obtained a job in Paris where he spent two years, the first teaching at the University of Paris, and the second on a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. Mike then spent a year teaching in Santiago, Chile, before returning to the United States to accept a faculty position in mathematics at the University of California, Santa Barbara where he remained until his retirement. His many interests included traveling, studying languages, swimming, photography, gourmet cooking, and wine tasting. Mike was a model of courage and he lived life to the fullest in spite of the many challenges that he faced every day as a polio survivor. He was a quiet hero with a brilliant mind, a sense of humor and a generous heart. He is survived by his wife Francoise.
Donations in Mike's memory may be made to Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Sunrise Charitable Foundation (Polio Plus Campaign), attn: Bob McPhillips, Treasurer, 286 N. La Cumbre Rd, Santa Barbara, CA, 93110, or to your favorite charity.

Edward S. Gleason died on October 31, 2013 from injuries suffered in a fall. A member of Eliot House, Ted majored in the Geological Sciences, and was a member of the Spee, Lampoon, and Hasty Pudding Clubs. He graduated with us in 1955 as an Ensign, USNR and then spent two years as an officer in the Naval Reserve prior to attending the Protestant Episcopal Theological Seminary in Virginia. While there, he received an M.Div in 1960 and later in 2000 a DD. Ted served in a number of smaller churches before becoming the minister at Phillips Church at his alma mater, Phillips Exeter Academy, where he also taught religious studies. He was known for his critical method of looking at religious texts in class and emphasizing historical context, preferring not to give long lectures in favor of guiding student discussions.
Ted left Exeter in 1971 to become headmaster of the Noble and Greenough School in Dedham, MA. While there, he spearheaded coeducational learning when the School first admitted girls. He also taught religion courses and took a lively interest in knowing all of the students by name as well as involving himself in all aspects of school life. In 1980, he served as the minister in charge of our 25th Reunion Memorial Service.
After leaving Nobles in 1987, Ted served a Director of Development at the Protestant Episcopal Seminary, and in the mid-1990s he became the editor and director of Forward Movement Publications, which is part of the Episcopal Church, serving until 2005. A writer of a number of books, Ted started a popular book club upon retirement, and continued to write about faith. A tireless correspondent, he sent hundreds of notes a week, continuing to live a life of words. He is survived by his wife Anne, three daughters and six grandchildren.

We are saddened by news of the death of Linda Barnhart's husband Robert "Barney" Barnhart. A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 23rd at 11 AM, at First Trinitarian Church, 381 Country Way in Scituate. Several classmates from the Boston area are planning to attend. Call Becky Richardson if you would like a ride. To write a note to Linda, her new address is 290 Kingston Way #177, Duxbury, MA 02332.

Frederick M. Hodge, Jr. died on August 19, 2013, in Crofton, MD. A member of Lowell House, he concentrated in the Geological Sciences and was a member of the Railroad Club. After graduating with us in 1955 he served in the U. S. Air Force including posts in Honolulu and Manila. Frederick lived in Windsor, CT for many years and had a lengthy career at The Aetna Insurance Company. He enjoyed classical music and books, especially history and biography, as well as model trains, spending summers in Unity, ME, enjoying power boating and tree care. In 2009, Frederck moved to Annapolis and then to Crofton, MD. He is survived by his sister, Ruth Hodge Thouin of Crofton, as well as three nephews and their families.

Peter Dunham Alden died on September 23, 2013 after a long illness. He attended Harvard University and Harvard Medical School, with postgraduate medical training at New York Hospital and Yale New Haven Medical Center. After serving 2 years as a captain in the US Army, he moved his young family to Burlington where he practiced Internal Medicine with a specialty in Gastroenterology for 32 years. Peter was a founding partner of the Aesculapius Medical Center in South Burlington, an Attending Physician at MCHV, assisted in the clinical training of medical students at the UVM College of Medicine, and cared for hundreds of area residents. An exemplary physician, he was highly regarded by his colleagues and students. Bowties and a humble short white coat, usually reserved for medical students and interns, were his hallmarks. In addition to his busy professional and family life, Dr. Alden was active with the Green Mountain Club, Camp Abnaki, numerous local and national conservation associations, and local canoe and tennis clubs. He was an avid white water enthusiast, hiker, tennis player and back country skier. Peter is survived by his, Susan, three children and seven grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Vermont Chapter, American Parkinson’s Disease Association, The Nature Conservancy or The Green Mountain Club.

Arnold M. Illman died on September 20, 2013. A member of Winthrop House, he majored in Biology and participated in House soccer and crew. Arnie was Vice-president of the Biology Club and a member of the Pre-Med Society. After graduatiing with us, he attended Boston University Medical School and completed surgical residencies at Boston City Hospital, Shriners, BU Medical Center and Lahey Clinic, becoming a board certified orthopedic surgeon. Arnie practiced and taught surgery on Long Island since 1965; he pioneered the procedure on arthroscopic surgery. Until recently, he had served ISOD and the International Paralympic Committee, traveling worldwide to support disabled athletes since the 1980's. Arnie also served on the NYS Sports Commission, and for over 4 decades, he served with great dedication on the Schools & Scholarships Committee of the Harvard Club of Long Island. .

Ken Kanrich's
wife Sue writes,
"Ken died on September 4, 2013. A member of Dunster House, Ken was on the sailing team. His love of sailing lasted throughout his life. He was always happy when there was a good wind and the sails were trimmed "just so". He also talked fondly of his teaching graphical mathematics while at Harvard.
His interests remained wide and varied: from his company KanPak Corporation, to his studying Torah, to his committee work at the
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in both clinical trails and hazard waste.
The loves of his life: wife Sue Azaria Kanrich, sons Andy (wife Denise), Jeffrey and Dale Azaria '86 (husband Alan Matson '85) Laurie Klausner (husband Glenn) and his "monkies" Grandchildren Jaclyn Kanrich, Jamie Kanrich, Ben Matson, Sally Matson, Samantha Klausner, Jessica Klausner were truly the apples of his eyes and all say 'his life was too short but complete'."

Charles Bechhoefer died on July 30, 2013. A member of Dunster House, Chuck was on the Harvard Sailing Team, and a member of PBH, Ivy Films and the Young Republican Club. He graduated with us in 1955 with an AB Mcl in Government, and an LLB from the Harvard Law School in 1958. After graduating from law school, Chuck worked for two years at he Housing and Home Finance Agency, the predecessor of Housing and Urban Development, HUD. He then spent five years in private practice at Bergson and Borkland in Washington, DC and then joined the Atomic Energy Commission in 1965 as an attorney in the general counsel's office. Chuck became Counsel to the Atomic Safety and Licensing Appeal Panel in 1972 and joined the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel as an administrative judge for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and, before that, the Atomic Energy Commission. and joined the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel as an administrative judge in 1978.
Chuck served as the Chairman of a three-judge Atomic Safety and Licensing Board or as a single presiding officer in more than 50 Nuclear Regulatory Commission adjudicatory proceedings concerning agency licensing or enforcement matters. His colleagues have noted that he was known for his fairness and efforts to include all voices in a case. His decisions included the nuclear power reactor operating license cases for the Fermi, Susquehanna, Zimmer, Midland, and South Texas facilities; the decommissioning proceedings for the Yankee-Rowe and Rancho Seco nuclear reactor facilities; the Georgia Tech research reactor operating license renewal case; and the Georgia Tech research reactor operating license renewal case; and the proceeding regarding the decommissioning of the Sequoyah Fuels uranium hexafluoride production facility in Gore, Oklahoma. During that same period, as a Licensing Board Chairman or sole presiding officer, Chuck was the principal author of more than 160 decisions that were published in Nuclear Regulatory Commission Issuances which is an official publication of the agency's legal precedents. He was also an active member of the American Bar Association and served as an officer on several subcommittees in the Judicial Division and the Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice.
Chuck pursued many interests - stamp collecting, photography, travel, opera (and, secretly, country music) - with great passion. A lifelong baseball fan, he rejoiced in the return of baseball to Washington, DC, and was fortunate to attend two games in the week before his death.
Chuck is survived by his wife of 57 years, Ina Bechhoefer; two children, John (AB 1982) and Andrew Bechhoefer and one grandchild, A memorial ceremony will be held in the Fall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association in his name, at the "Always and Forever Tributes" website.

Loren Wyss died on April 28, 2013. He graduated from Harvard College, spending three years in the Army between his junior and senior years, became president of WHRB (the Harvard radio station) and earned an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Loren returned to Portland, Oregon where he worked as a stockbroker at Blythe and Co., started Lincoln Securities, then became an investment counselor for Rippey, Inskeep, Hess and McFaul. With his partners, he founded Columbia Growth Mutual Fund. Loren served on the board of Pioneer Savings and Loan and was appointed to the Oregon Board of Higher Education by then Governor Bob Straub. He was the President of the Board of WICHE, President of the Board of TriMet and a trustee of the Templeton Foundation. He was a member of the board of the Oregon Investment Council and of Western Communications at the time of his death.
During the 70s, Loren wrote and delivered a series of daily economic reports for KXL. Years afterward his voice was recognized by strangers who told him how much they enjoyed his broadcasts. He was proudest of having set up the Wyss Foundation, originally intended to support the arts, but increasingly he felt the need to support social, animal and environmental causes as well.
In 1985, Loren and his wife, Judy, bought St. Mary's Cottage, a 16th century house, in Ely, England, where they spent four months of the year until his death. He is survived by his wife of almost 51 years, two daughters and a son and two granddaughters. In lieu of flowers, please give to your favorite charity.

Paul Van Valkenburg, died on June 25, 20013. A member of Dunster House, he majored in Government and was active in House touch football, basketball and baseball. He also was a member of the New Jazz Society and the Young Republican Club. Paul graduated with us in 1955 and went on to graduate from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1959. He was a third-generation attorney who practiced law for 42 years, retiring 2000 from Moss & Barnett (originally ""VanValkenburg, Blaisdell & Moss"", a firm created by his father). He also courageously maintained his sobriety for 35 years after completing a 12-step alcoholism recovery program in 1978.
Paul was an active member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, where he was a member for over 60 years. He attended Camp Ajawah and was an Eagle Scout in Westminster's Boy Scout Troop 33. He served on Westminster's Board of Deacons, Board of Trustees, and as a Ruling Elder on Session. He also led canoe trips to the Boundary Waters for Westminster youth groups. Paul was an accomplished teacher. He taught business law at the University of Minnesota for 30 years. Paul was active in the community, generously giving his time and talent to Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers (past President, Director and Treasurer); ARC of the Greater Twin Cities (past Director, President, and General Counsel); the American Bar Association; the Nicollet Mall Advisory Board; the Minneapolis Pops Orchestra (past Director); the National Association of the VanValkenburg Family (past Trustee, 1996 Reunion Chair); and Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity (past Director and President).
To honor his outstanding volunteer contributions to the community, Moss & Barnett established the annual Paul Van Valkenburg Service Award in 2001, and H.D. Hudson Co. (on whose Board he served) established an annual scholarship in Paul's name at the University of Wisconsin Law School.

Some of Paul's favorite hobbies over the years were reading, listening to music, camping, canoeing, traveling, attending concerts at Orchestra Hall, and going to Minnesota Gopher football games (he had season tickets since 1960). He particularly enjoyed vacationing along Minnesota's "North Shore" of Lake Superior and in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. Paul will be missed as a husband, father, uncle, and grandfather. He will also be missed by those who knew him as their trusted lawyer, colleague, friend, arbitrator, director, trail mate, canoeist, commissioner, volunteer, sponsor, trustee, deacon, elder, leader, teacher, and writer. He is Survived by his wife Patricia; two sons, two daughters and three grandchildren.
Memorials preferred to Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, 2550 University Avenue West, Suite 313N, St. Paul, MN 55114;
ARC, 2446 University Avenue West, Suite 110, St. Paul, MN 55114;
or Camp Ajawah c/o Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1200 Marquette Avenue , Minneapolis, MN 55403.

David Eliot LeVine died on June 3, 2013. He lived in Kirkland House and was a member of PBH, the Bridge and Young Democratic Clubs and the NROTC, graduating as an Ensign with a degree in Government. He graduated from Columbia Law School in 1960. He served as a lieutenant in the United States Navy, graduating from the Naval Justice School in Newport, RI
David was a practicing attorney and theater executive who was a passionate advocate for playwrights for more than fifty years. He died at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Cornell Medical Center after a brief illness. .
From 1966 to 1993, He was Executive Director of the Dramatists Guild of America, overseeing the business, legal, and artistic interests of playwrights, librettists, lyricists, and composers. Simultaneously he held the post of Assistant Treasurer of both the Dramatists Guild Fund and the Authors Guild Fund, administering grants and managing the funds' investments. He helped organize the Young Playwrights Festival, founded in 1981 by composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim, the President of the Dramatists Guild.
For six years after leaving the Guild, David was of counsel to DaSilva and DaSilva, a theatrical law firm with offices in New York and Los Angeles. Semi-retired since then, he continued to represent theater professionals and appear as an expert witness in contractual arbitrations on the East and West coasts.
David was a member of the Tony Awards Administration Committee and a director of the International Theatre Institute, traveling widely for UNESCO-sponsored performing arts organizations and serving as legal counsel for ITI's Permanent Playwrights Committee which compiled contractual terms for dramatists in forty nations. He was President of the Border of the T. Shreiber Studio founded by theatrical director and teacher Terry Shreiber, continuing as a special advisor until his death. He was also an honorary trustee of the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford, CT. A lifelong volunteer for social and theatrical causes, he was a founding director and vice president of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids.
David is survived by his wife, Barbara Grande, and his beloved cat, Smokey.
In lieu of flowers donations would be greatly appreciated at one of the following organizations:
The Bing Center for WM (Waldenström's Macroglobulinemia);
Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Avenue, M548, Boston, MA 02215;
The Blood Bank and Stem Cell Processing Laboratory, Tufts Medical Center, 800 Washington Street, Box 826, Boston, MA 02111;
The Humane Society of the United States, www.humanesociety.org.

Burton Berkley died on April 3, 2013. Burt's wife Carol writes that
"Though a native of Chicago, he spent most of his life in the East. His one remaining tie to Chicago was its baseball team, his 'Cubbies.' He had seen them in a World Series when he was nine and, ever the optimist, hoped each year for another World Series season. At least, Burt’s Ravens won the Super Bowl this year.

Burt started his Harvard years in Matthews Hall where he made several lifelong friends, some of whom went on with him to Lowell House. He had happy memories of his days at Harvard College. Burt then went on to the Law School class of ’58 where he met and married Carol Goldberg, a classmate. After graduating from law school, Burt practiced law, primarily with the Federal Government, but also as a tax attorney for General Electric and for Kaiser Industries. His government work was with HSS as legal advisor to the NIH, Deputy Chairman of the Appeals Council, SSA, and finally as an Administrative Law Judge, SSA, retiring in 2004.

Burt met the two crises in his life, the 1982 murders of his son, David, and his son’s family, his wife, Aline, and baby daughter, Jessica, in Detroit and his final illness of eight years with courage. He took care of the unpleasant tasks in Detroit, bringing home the items he knew would be meaningful to us and to Aline’s family. He pursued all possible help for his illness but when told he had reached the end of his struggle, he comforted us, his family. Over thirty years ago, Burt wrote the memorial service for our son, daughter-in-law, and granddaughter. We, his wife, daughter, Florence, son-in-law, Francis, and grandson, David, wrote and spoke at his funeral service on what would have been his 79th birthday, a beautiful May day in Washington."

William E. Bridges died on February 17, 2013.
Bill's wife Susan was by his side when he died peacefully from complications of Lewy Body Diease.
She writes: "Bill lived his life, especially during his long illness, with a grace and dignity that were inspiring. Although I miss him deeply, I am comforted knowing he was serene and felt a sense of completion in his life and contributions to the world. He had a large spirit and an ability to communicate ideas that could be understood by anyone, thereby reaching so many from all walks of life. His work will live on in the hearts and minds of all as we keep his legacy alive."
Bill graduated with us in 1955 with a degree in English. He contributed a great deal to our class and to undergraduate life at Harvard as Chairman of our Freshman Union Committee, and a member of the Student Council and Eliot House Committee. He is well remembered for his amiable and purposeful leadership in those endeavors. Bill received his MA in American History from Columbia and his PhD in American History from Brown University.
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Bill is survived by his wife Susan, two daughters from his first marriage (Mondi died of breast cancer in 1994) and seven grandchildren. Donations may be made to the UCSF Foundation for the "William and Susan Bridges Neurohospitalist Program Fund B2390" and sent to S. Andrew Josephson MD, Director Neurohospitalist Program, UCSF, 505 Parnassus Ave. Box 0114, San Francisco, CA 94143.

John Edwards died on May 20, 2013.
Loren L. Wyss died on April 28, 2013.
Corning Benton, Jr. died on March 3, 2013.

The Class extends its condolences to George Swanson on the death of his son William Gaines Swanson on May 4, 2013

John A. Maxwell died on November 19, 2012. John held both Harvard and Harvard Club Scholarships and was an NROTC student. A member of Kirkland House, he was active on the house basketball and softball teams and held memberships in PBH, and the Chemistry and Taffrail Clubs. After time in the Navy, he became a doctor and practiced in neurosurgery.
His 50th Report notes that at that time he was survived by his wife Margaret, two sons and nine grandchildren.

Eleanor Bronson Pyle died on April 12, 2013.
She is survived by her former husband, Warren H. Pyle, two sons and a granddaughter.
A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at Fay House, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011 or www.aiz.org.

Elliot Vesell reports that Burton Berkley died on April 3, 2013, after a long battle with cancer.

H. David Fish died on January 26, 2013 from complications of pancreatic cancer. While at Harvard he lived in Dunster House where he played house football and basketball and was a member of the Canterbury Club, the Social Relations Society and the Young Republican Club. Dave graduated with us in 1955 with a degree in History before serving four years in the U.S. Navy. He then earned a Masters degree in education from Columbia University followed by an EdD at Harvard, which led to a teaching job at Beverly Hills High School. There, he met his future wife of 50 years, also a teacher, Hedda Harmer. They settled in San Diego in 1966 and raised a family, as Dave next became Social Studies Specialist for the San Diego City Unified School District.
A few years later, his career took a very different turn as he became the district's Legislative Analyst in Sacramento and Washington, D.C., a position he held for the final 25 years of his career. In this role, Dave never lost the sense of incredulity of once having taught students about the country's legislative process and later becoming a part of it.
In his retirement years, Dave was on the Board of Directors for the Center for Civic Education, was an active campaigner for local politicians, and was proudly involved with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UCSD.
Closest to his heart, though, was playing the role of grandfather to four wonderful grandchildren of whom he was inordinately proud. A lifelong student until the last two months of his life, there was rarely an evening in which Dave wasn't absorbed in a book about U.S. history, and even as his mind began to fail he could still easily engage anyone in conversation about historical events with amazing detail.
Dave leaves behind his wife, Hedda; 3 sons and daughters-in-law, and 4 grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Oglebay Foundation, 465 Lodge Dr., Wheeling, WV 26003.

Walter White Newcombe Jr., died on Thursday January 24, 2013. A member of Lowell House, he was active in house hockey, the Christian Fellowship, Cercle Francaise, the Social Relations Society and the Young Republican Club. Walter graduated with us with a degree in Social Relations. He also was in the Army ROTC and later served in the Army Reserves and received his MBA from Northeastern. Walter was a member of the Masonic Order and was a member of a Lodge in West Roxbury. He worked for Gillette as Director of Personnel and at Stride Rite as Vice President of Personnel. He later started his own company, Newcombe and Cyr Executive Search of Wellesley. A Needham resident for over 40 years, Walter retired to West Harwich in 1995. He enjoyed boating, fishing, and was a sports enthusiast. He particularly enjoyed NHL hockey and the Boston Red Sox. Walter also followed the Stock Market and was an avid follower of politics. In his retirement, he rediscovered model railroading and joined a club with trains he enjoyed as a child. Walter was a former board member of the Needham YMCA and active member of the Congregational Church in Needham. His greatest love was his family and he loved spending summers and weekends together on Cape Cod enjoying the sunshine and the beach. He is survived by his wife Ann, a daughter, three grandchildren and other extended family members. In lieu of flowers donations in Walter's name may be made to the Harwich Fire Association, PO Box 23, Harwichport MA 02646.

Robert Keith Watson died on January 5, 2013. A resident of Eliot House, Bob was an active athlete in house football, basketball and baseball. He was a member of the Catholic Club, Young Republican Club, Bat and the Pi Eta. An Air Force ROTC student, he graduated with us with a degree in economics and then spent two years and four months on active duty as a special weapons officer. He served throughout the United States and at Itazuke Air Base in Fukuoka, Japan.
In 1958 Bob went to work in the insurance brokerage business at John C. Paige & Co. in 1958. He started as a broker and rose to general partner. In 1972, the company merged with Fred S. James & Co. where he served as vice president until 1977 when he joined Driscoll-Pearce Insurance, Inc. During his long tenure in the insurance industry he was also affiliated with Northstar Insurance Services and, most recently, Deland Gibson Insurance Associates.

Bob will be remembered as a dedicated and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He was known for his quiet, competent manner, debonair style and dry wit. Bob was a member of the Belmont Hill Alumni Association, a Belmont Town Meeting Member and the Belmont Insurance Review Committee. He was also a member of Winchester Country Club, the Algonquin Club, the Harvard Club of Boston and the Boston Madison Square Garden Club. Bob was an avid music lover, a passionate college ice hockey fan and a regular member of the Arena Club prior to Harvard football games. An ocean enthusiast, he traveled near and far to go to a good beach. Throughout his life, he also enjoyed sailing, boating, and golfing, most especially on Martha's Vineyard.
Bob is survived by his wife Elizabeth (Betsy) Delaney Watson, his three children Susan E. Watson, Stacey E. Watson and R. Keith Watson, Jr., and his granddaughter Marie L. Sutkowski, who lovingly referred to him as "Big Da." He is also survived by his sister Janet Watson Murphy, his sister-in-law Jane Rittenburg Delaney and his many nieces and nephews. Donations in his memory may be made to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 02215 or Belmont Hill School, 350 Prospect St. Belmont, MA 02478.
With thanks to Short, Williamson & Diamond Funeral Home

Chandler Gregg died unexpectedly on January 14, 2013. A resident of Dunster House, he was the chairman of the Music Committee’s “New Dimension,” and a member of PBH, the Music Club and the Organ Society. Chandler graduated with us in 1955 with an AB in music, followed by an AM in music in 1958. An accomplished pianist he spent some time touring with the USO, playing the piano and entertaining the troops.
In 1960 Chandler began to work for the Unitarian Universalist Society in Wellesley Hills, where he was a moving force as their organist and choir director until he retired in 2003 after 40 years. Classmates will remember he played the organ at our 35th Reunion Memorial Service. Following retirement, Chandler was a music teacher at the Boston Conservatory of Music and kept an active schedule teaching piano from his home in Plymouth.
He is survived by his sister and many nieces, nephews and grand nieces and nephews. Donations in his memory may be made to The Westlands Trust, P.O. Box 2282, Duxbury, MA. 02331.

Bob Blacklow and Howie Ulfelder called to report that Robert Keith Watson died January 5, 2013 from a recurrence and complications of lymphosarcoma. Funeral arrangements are not set, but will be at St. Joseph's Church on Common St in Belmont.

Edward Charles Hinckley passed away on Nov. 12, 2012 after a long struggle with Alzheimer's. Edward graduated with us in 1955 after earning his AB in cultural anthropology. While at Harvard, he lived in Lowell House and was manager of the Glee Club and in Young Peoples Work in the Church of New Jerusalem in Cambridge. After service in the Army, he received an M.A.T. from Harvard. In February 1959, he married Priscilla Salisbury of Coventry, R.I. After two years teaching for the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs (Utah and Arizona) and four years as an education specialist for the U.S. Public Health Service, Division of Indian Health (Arizona and Nevada) he became Maine's first commissioner of Indian affairs, and in 2001 was recognized by the Maine Legislature for "helping the tribes to gain funding to fight malnutrition, increase educational opportunities and to provide better housing."
From 1971 on, Edward worked first as an educational planner in the Department of Education, later as director, and then field operations manager for the Office of Children's Services in the Maine Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation. He co-founded the Maine Association for Infant Mental Health (MeAIMH) and edited its newsletter for 25 years. Establishing an award named for him, MeAIMH said, "Edward has been a pioneer, leader, and catalyst in innovation and collaboration on behalf of children and their families at risk."
Retiring in 1991, he remained active with MeAIMH and with the Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance. He wrote three books (privately published): "Kuenzlis in the Klondike" (his grandfather and two great-uncles took part in the gold rush of 1898); "Bridge Across Time: Personal Glimpses of Dine-Bilagaana Education 1959-61"; and "A Unique Moment in Time: Letters Home from Maine's first Commissioner of Indian Affairs."
He is survived by his wife, Priscilla, his son, Kee and two granddaughters,
In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the American Indian College Fund, 8333 Greenwood Blvd., Denver, CO 80221; www.collegefund.org.

William Davis Ticknor III died on July 20, 2011.

John David Poutasse died on October 22, 2012 from complications of acute leukemia. David lived in Kirkland House where he played house football, basketball and softball. He was an active PBH Cabinet and Committee member and a member of the Catholic Club and Pre-Med Society. David graduated with us in 1955 with a degree cum laude in biochemistry, and went on to graduate from the Harvard Medical School in 1959. After and internship and residency at the University of California he served two years in the U.S. Army in Bad Cannstadt, Germany.
David then settled in Pittsfield and joined the radiology practice of Dr. John Gowdey at Berkshire Medical Center in 1966. He was instrumental in establishing the radiation oncology department at BMC and was specially trained as a "B" reader in the detection of asbestosis. David was also was an adjunct professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, retiring in 1999.
He summered in West Tisbury on Martha's Vineyard was a longtime member of the Thursday Evening Club, the Golf Club and The Lenox Club.
David is survived by his wife Margaret of 52 years, his two daughters and son and eight grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, www.jdrf.org, and the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance, www.tsalliance.org. Thoughts and wishes for the family may be emailed to condolences@wellingtonfuneralhome.com.

The Class extends its sympathy to Bill Maloney and Baird Pfahl who lost their wives last summer after over 55 and 53 years of married life. Bill notes that "It's a good thing it only happens once in a lifetime." and Baird says "Keeping busy helps." He is retired ("Sort of").

Pliny Allen Porter died in England of cancer on November 18, 2011. While at Harvard he lived in Lowell House where he was active every season in house sports. He was a member of PBH, the Outing Club, the Pistol and Revolver Club, Young Republicans, and S.A.E., graduating in 1955 with a degree in American History. Pliny then attended the University of Virginia's Graduate School of Business, receiving an MBA in its first graduating class in 1957. He then joined IBM in the computer division, spending time in 20 different foreign countries and living in four. He left IBM in 1980 to join Diebold Europe and the Yankee Group as director of two consulting companies run by absentee Americans not familiar with Europe's business or cultural requirements. Continuing to live in England, Pliny then established his own company to help companies with business management for the betterment of users, the public and the economy. Classmates should read his 50th report which provides his life philosophy. He is survived by his wife Kathrin Stepputat-Porter, two sons, two daughters and five grandchildren

Gabor B. L. Miskolczy died on July 23, after a 2-week battle with anaplasmosis, an acute infection caused by a deer tick bite. Gabor was with us for two years, living in Mathews 28 and Dunster House his sophomore year. He then went to the University of Toronto where he received his B. A. Sc. in mechanical engineering, then attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he earned his S. M. in Mechanical Engineering. He was a research assistant in the MIT Gas Turbine Lab until1958, when he became the first full-time employee of Thermo Electron Corporation, then a start-up in a garage in Belmont, MA, today Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. in Waltham, MA.

Gabor specialized in heat transfer and direct energy conversion (Thermionics) research devoted to saving energy for commercial and industrial processing. Applications included: heat treating steel, Portland cement manufacture, high efficiency gas and fluid heaters, gas-fired forging furnaces, thermionic cogeneration, and optimum insulation for high temperature reactors. This research focused on fuel conservation in energy intensive industries, power plants, and space power systems. Gabor was the lead engineer for furnace and heat exchanger design in these experiments.
With the exception of 5 years at Avco Corporation, Wilmington, MA, where he co-invented applications for a liquid magnetic colloid, Ferrofluid, he spent his entire 42-year career at Thermo Electron or its divisions Thermotrex and Thermedics where he worked on explosives detection and helped develop a portable bomb detector for personnel screening and a land mine locator. He worked half time for Thermopower from 2000 until retiring in 2002.
His 8 patents include explosives vapor detection methods, heat pipe deicers, industrial furnaces, a novel cement kiln, and a Ferrofluid shaft seal and Ferrofluid Refrigeration System. He is the author of numerous papers in these fields.

Gabor moved to Carlisle from Cambridge in 1966 and became active in town affairs. He was a lifetime member of the Carlisle Democratic Town committee, and received the Third Middlesex Honored Democrat award in 2009. He served on the Carlisle Fair Housing Committee, 12 years on the Carlisle Board of Health, the Roads Advisory Committee, and drove weekly for the Carlisle Food Coop, He was the first treasurer of "The Mosquito," (today "The Carlisle Mosquito"), and Mosquito reporter on the Minuteman School for many years. Perhaps his favorite activity was being the only embattled Hungarian in the Carlisle Minuteman Company, marching since 1975 with his signature 2-prong pitchfork in place of a musket.
He was an avid outdoorsman and athlete, a skier, hiker, swimmer, runner (an annual finisher in the Falmouth Road Race until 2011), a cyclist commuting 26 miles round trip to Waltham daily, with NEBC (New England Bicycle Club) time trials on Saturdays and the annual bike race up Mt. Washington in September, a sailor who completed the Bermuda race and won the "Wooly Cup" for best beard, a windsurfer and also an enthusiastic member of the BMC (Boston Mycological Club). Music and theater were a large part of his life. He had a discerning palate and enviable appetite. "Dessert first" was his motto. Trick-or-treaters will remember his unusual Halloween costumes. He was a curious and perceptive world traveler, whether for business or pleasure and shared his observations with wry humor and insight.

Diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 2003, he immediately volunteered for every study he qualified for including: pharmaceutical trials; psychological studies (Parkinson's and depression); exercise; music and Parkinson's exercises (Sargent College); toxic substances and Parkinson's as well as being an annual demonstration subject for Harvard Medical school students.
He leaves his wife of 47 years, sculptor Bonnie Orr Miskolczy of Carlisle and Santa Fe, NM, daughter Marta Meigs Miskolczy of Steamboat Springs, CO, her husband Charles Becvarik and their son Callum, A memorial concert is being planned for June, 2013, in Carlisle, on or near what would have been his 80th birthday.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association, Inc., Parkinson Plaza, 135 Parkinson Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10305-1425 (800 223 2732); the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018 (800 457 6676); or to a charity of your choice.

William Franklin Yates
of Boston and Little Compton, RI died Friday, July 27, 2012. Bill lived in Winthrop House where he was active in house soccer and squash. He was on our freshman soccer team. A history major, he was a member of the Canterbury Club, the Young Republican Club, Hasty Pudding, D.U., and a member of the A.F.R.O.T.C.
After graduation, Bill served in the United States Air Force, stationed in Germany. Upon his return, he received his MBA from Boston University and started his career in finance at New England Mutual Life Insurance Co. In 1973 Bill joined the Woodstock Corp. of Boston, a wealth and asset management firm, as Vice President. He was a Director of the Exchange Bank in Richmond, MO for many years. In 1988 he started his own company, Yates Capital Management, serving as president until 2003, when he sold the company to Welsh & Forbes.
Bill was pre-deceased by his first wife, Mary (Polly) Parker and is survived by his wife of 21 years, Sonja (Seifert) Yates, three children, three stepchildren, three grandchildren, and six step-grandchildren. Burial will be private and a memorial service will be held on August 25 at 11:00 AM at the United Congregational Church in Little Compton, Rhode Island. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of William F. Yates to the Noble and Greenough School Scholarship Fund, 10 Campus Drive, Dedham, Massachusetts 02026 and the United Congregational Church in Little Compton, RI.

Paul Calvin Rettig of Easton, Maryland died at his winter residence in Marana, AZ, Tuesday, May 15, 2012. Paul attended Harvard on a full scholarship. A resident of Dunster House, he was a member of the Glee Club and Pierian Sodality and graduated with us in 1955 with a degree cum laude in Government.
After graduation, Paul won a Rockefeller Bros. scholarship and studied at Union Theological Seminary in New York for a year. His long and distinguished career of public service started when he was drafted into the U.S. Army and was stationed in Japan as an intelligence and communications specialist. Paul’s focus on health care policy began when he was recruited in 1959 by the Social Security Administration. There, he worked on a program that eventually became Medicare. He was asked to join the National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine and later spent many years working on Capitol Hill as the Staff Director of the Subcommittee on Health within the House Ways & Means Committee. Paul also enjoyed a year of advanced study at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School at the behest of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare.
In 1989 Paul was recruited by the Mayo Clinic to work as their Government Relations Director. He also worked for the American Hospital Association and the American Osteopathic Healthcare Association. An avid classical music lover and church goer, Paul enjoyed his retirement years living in Cape May, New Jersey and later splitting time between his homes in Easton, Maryland and Marana, Arizona.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Jacqueline Sholl Rettig; two daughters, two step daughters, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be sent to the Casa de la Luz Hospice in Tucson, AZ.

Bob Rittenburg died on May 21, 2012 after a courageous battle with acute myloid leukemia at the age of 78. His death came 57 years to the day of his signature performance in the 1955 Harvard-Yale track meet, held at Yale.
Bob was a resident of Dunster House where he participated in touch football. He was a member of Pi Eta and participated on the Freshman and Varsity track teams where he was a four-time All-Ivy and All-Heptagonal selection in the hurdles and long jump. He capped his collegiate career on May 21, 1955, when he scored an incredible 26 points in an upset win over Yale. Bob, our ’55 track captain, won four events and placed second in two others. Harvard needed every point to defeat the Elis 70 1/3–69 2/3.
After the meet, Bob Geigengack, the Yale coach, in congratulating Bob said, “You’ll have to invite me to your graduation. I want to cheer loudly and personally when you get your degree.” Bob’s performance against Yale is described in the second book of Harvard Athletics as, “the greatest one man exhibition any Harvard track man had ever given.” He was named the 1955 Bingham Award winner as the top athlete in Harvard’s graduating class.
Bob joined the military after graduating with us in 1955, and continued his running career as a member of the US Army and AAU Track teams. He competed in the Maccabiah Games in Israel in 1953 and 1957, winning the Outstanding Performer Award in ’53. In the 1956 outdoor track season, he registered the fastest time in the world in the 400 meter hurdles. Bob finished fifth in the US Olympic Trials that same year, narrowly missing the team that competed in Melbourne, Australia.
In honor of his outstanding track and field achievements, Bob was inducted into the Harvard Varsity Club Hall of Fame in 1980. Induction into the Boston Latin School Athletic Hall of Fame followed in 1987 and, in 2007, Bob entered the Massachusetts State Track Coaches’ Association Athletes’ Hall of Fame. On the occasion of his MSTCA induction, Bob commented that, “Of all the awards I’ve ever won, this is the most special because all of my nine grandchildren are here to take part.”
During his post-graduate and parenting years, Bob quietly dedicated himself to many organizations that were close to him. Besides his volunteer work with the BLSA, Bob was a longtime member of the Harvard Varsity Club, and he chaired the Friends of Harvard Track, a group in which he held membership for well over 50 years. Bob was also a prodigious fund raiser for both Boston Latin and the Harvard College Fund
He was active in the Reading Memorial High School Boosters Club during the ‘70’s and ‘80’s, and played an instrumental role in funding a new track facility in Reading during the early Proposition 2 1/2 years.
Bob was pre-deceased by his son Philip and wife Mimi who passed away on May 6, 2012. A longtime Reading resident, he leaves a son Peter, two daughters, Ann and Claire and nine grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Bob’s memory may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Fund at Mass General, Attn: Dr. Karen Ballen, Zero Emerson, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02144.

Joseph Clifford Ross, Jr. died on April 1, 2012. He lived in Winthrop House where he played house basketball. He was also on the Varsity football team and played rugby and was Harvard’s Heavyweight Boxing Champion. Joe was a member of the Varsity Club and Sigma Aloha Epsilon, which he served as President. After graduation with us in 1955, he founded Ross Real Estate, a property development company. Joe’s major projects include Dithridge House, the first condominium in the state of Pennsylvania, the Fox Chapel Mews, a 90 unit luxury condominium and the Fox Chapel Yacht Club, a 300 slip, mixed use facility. During his life, he recruited Pittsburgh high school students for the Harvard football team. Joe is survived by his wife Sandra, a son, two daughters and five grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Joseph's name to Beechwood Farms, c/o Audubon Society of Western PA, 614 Dorseyville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15238, (www.aswp.org/locations/ beechwood) or Animal Rescue League of Western PA, 6620 Hamilton Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15206,

The class extends its sympathy to Harry Manoogian on the loss of his wife Peggy, who passed away on May 31 after a brief illness. The Manoogians had been married for almost fifty years.

Paul C. Rettig died on May 15, 2012.

Robert Rittenburg died on May 21, 2012.

Joseph Clifford Ross, Jr. died on April 1, 2012.

The Class extends its sympathy to Bob Rittenburg on the loss of his wife Carolyn Janet "Mimi" Rittenburg, who died on May 6, 2012. The Rittenburgs were married for 52 years. Bob commented that "It was as good match."

The Class extends its sympathy to Herb Collins and his family on the loss of his wife Sheila, who died on March 23, 2012. The Collins were married for 57 years.

Paul Stewart Swartz died on February 20, 2012 after a long illness. He lived in Adams House and was active in House golf as well as the Bridge, Chess, and Rifle Clubs, the Psychological Society and Hillel . Paul graduated with us in1955 with a B.S. degree in physics.
After graduation, Paul received an M.S. in physics from Tufts University in 1957 and then moved to Schenectady, NY and worked for the next decade at the General Electric Research and Development Center, where he worked in metal casting and superconductivity, helping to develop several patented technologies during this period. In 1964 he helped found Volunteers in Technical Assistance, a nonprofit international development organization that worked for over forty years to empower the poor and fostering self-sufficiency in developing countries.

After a brief stint working for Computer Applications, Inc. in Albany, Paul co-founded Intermagnetics General Corporation in 1971. Between 1971 and 1984 he served successively as the company's Vice President for Marketing and Sales, President, and Chief Executive Officer.
From 1985 to 1994 Paul was Principal Finance Associate with NY State Science and Technology Foundation, a State-operated venture capital fund. Between 1994 and 1998 he was Acting Manager of the NY State Small Business Technology Investment Fund, after which he served for three years as a referee and consultant to the Advanced Technology Program of the US Department of Commerce.

In 2005 Paul founded CREF (Capital Region Energy Forum), which provided a forum for considering a wide range of views on contemporary energy issues. Between 2004 and 2010, he was a frequent lecturer on energy subjects at Union College Adult Life Learning (UCALL) and a frequent speaker at other venues, including the Torch Club and an Energy Series at Empire State College in Saratoga (ALL) in 2010. He also served as Program Chair at Langmuir, GE's retirement activities forum.
An avid golfer, contract bridge player, and philatelist, Paul was also an active member of Congregation Gates of Heaven, serving it in many capacities and receiving the Congregation's Distinguished Service Award in 2002. He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Ruthann Bucher of New Kensington, PA; five children and nine grandchildren.

Mr. Swartz was a member of Congregation Gates of Heaven for over fifty years, serving for over thirty years as a member of the Congregation's Board of Directors. For many years Mr. Swartz was Chair of the Social Action Committee, where he was instrumental in establishing the Temple Community Service Corps, the Leisure Club, the Passport to Israel program, and the Saturday morning Torah study program.

Mr. Swartz also served as Chair of the Congregation's Ritual and Guardian Committees and as co-Chair of the Adult Education Committee. He was very active in the Temple Brotherhood and was the longtime Chair of its Breakfast Program Committee; under his leadership Brotherhood received national awards for the quality and breadth of its programing. From 1994 to 1997 Mr. Swartz served as the President of the congregation. He was honored in 2002 with the Congregation's Distinguished Service award.

Mr. Swartz was an avid golfer, contract bridge player, and philatelist.

Services at Congregation Gates of Heaven, 852 Ashmore Avenue in Schenectady, NY at 10:00am on Monday February 27th.. Charitable donations may be made to Congregation Gates of Heaven, Paul S. Swartz Memorial Lecture Fund.

Dmitri Nabokov died on February 22, 2012. He lived in Lowell House where he was active in House cross country, soccer, track, tennis and the Lowell House Musical Society. He was also a member
of the Mountaineering and Skiing Clubs, graduating with us in 1955 with a degree in History and Literature.
The Associated Press reported that Dimitri died in Vevey, Switzerland after a long illness. He had been hospitalized last January with a lung infection. He spent much of his life trying to carve a life away from
the shadow of his father, whose books “Lolita” and “Pale Fire” are regarded as some of the best English prose ever written.

Dimitri was a mountain climber, opera singer, race car driver and playboy. But he always returned to protecting his father’s literary legacy, translating and editing his father’s plays, poems, stories, the novella “The Enchanter” and “Selected Letters. “My father is gradually marching — with his two favorite writers, Pushkin and Joyce — arm in arm into the pantheon to join the greatest of all, Shakespeare, who is waiting for them,” Nabokov told The Associated Press in a 2009 interview. “I like to think that I did my bit to keep things on track.”

After the success of “Lolita,” Dmitri translated his father’s “Invitation to a Beheading” from Russian, and after his father’s death, he wrote the memoir “On Revisiting Father’s Room.” In 1962, Dimitri began to race cars competitively and until 1982 he maintained an active professional operatic career as a basso profundo. After the death of his mother in 1991, he sold the remainder of the Nabokov archive to the New York Public Library and attended conferences dedicated to his father.

Vladimir Nabokov had to borrow to send Dimitri to Harvard in 1951. He visited his son in January of 1952, while teaching a course in European History at Harvard and staying in Robert Frost's house (now owned by Renny Little). Vladimir reported that Dimitri’s interests there were “mountaineering, girls, music, track, tennis and his studies, in that order... He is completely and as it were dazzlingly fearless, loved by his friends, endowed with a magnificent brain, but a stranger to study.”

In 2009, Dimitri decided controversially to publish his father’s final, fragmentary novel “The Original of Laura,” which was written on index cards in 1975-77, the last years of his life. It was an act he said that went against his father’s wishes, who had asked that it be burned. Dimitri never married, but believed he would have made a great father, as his own was.

Marta R. Enebuske died on December 10, 2011.

John H.W. Faircloth died on May 12, 2010. John served in the U.S. Army before joining our class He lived in Leverett House and was a member of The Hasty Pudding, Southerners and Speakers Clubs. He graduated with a degree in history.
Although John never submitted information for the Class Reports, research suggests that he was connected at one time with the Columbia Gas System Service Corporation.

Charlie Moizeau sent along the following obit for Pliny Porter:

Pliny Allen Porter III died in England on November 18th after a two-and-a-half year struggle with cancer.
Pliny graduated with us in 1955 with a degree in American History. While at Harvard he lived in Lowell House where he was active in many house sports and belonged to PBH, The Outing and Pistol and Revolver Clubs and Sigma Alpha Epsilion.
Pliny received his MBA from the University of Virginia in 1957. During those years and for several thereafter he served in the U.S. Army Reserve.
Pliny joined IBM in New York in 1957 and then held positions of increased responsibility with IBM World Trade Corporation and IBM Europe in Germany, Italy and France. Leaving IBM in 1980, he moved to England, working as an information technology management consultant before establishing his own company in that same field in 1984.
The scope of his business activities covered several European countries, but he still reserved occasional time to enjoy the pleasures of sailing, skiing and tennis, and he only forsook these when his illness prevailed. He enjoyed seeing classmates during our mini-reunion in Wales in 2003 and at the 50th in 2005.
Pliny is survived by his wife, Kathrin Stepputat-Porter, and four children, who are resident in the U.S., Leslie Jean Porter, Pliny Allen Porter IV, son and daughter of Barbara Cole Porter; Birgitte Stacey Porter Dennett and Philippe Andrew Porter, son and daughter of Katharine Roche Porter.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 10th, at the Kensico Cemetery in Valhalla, New York.

John Jay Burris died on Friday, September 2, 2011. At Harvard, he majored in biology and was a pre-med living in Eliot House, where he was on the swimming team. Jay was a member of the Catholic Club, PBH, Hasty Pudding and the Iroquois Club.
On September 3, 1955, Jay married Dorothy Duncan of Cleveland, Ohio, and entered Columbia Dental School a week later. Six weeks after that he became seriously ill and spent three months in bed. While waiting to re-enter dental school the next fall, he worked for Salomon Bros. on Wall Street. The world of finance was so fascinating that in the fall of 1956 he entered the Wharton Graduate School of Business. In 1958 Jay moved to Jacksonville, Florida and after a brief stay with a local bank, entered the brokerage business as an analyst. Three years later he tried brokerage sales and enjoyed it immensely, and made it his career.
Jay leaves behind his wife and their three children: Earle (Eva), Janine Peeples (Bill), and Andrew along with three grandchildren: Ben Peeples and Jonathan and Daniel Burris. The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts be made to Mayo Clinic Florida. Memorials can be made online or mailed to Mayo Clinic, Department of Development, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, Minnesota 55905.

Class extends its sympathy to Karl Anderson on the death of his partner Keith Jacobsen on August 8, 2011.
Karl notes that it was "terribly painful."

Paul Merlin writes that "We are doing our best to go forward after the sudden and unexpected death of our dear son Chip."

Donald H. Tavel died on September 22, 2011 after a long bout with kidney failure. Don was a resident of Dudley House where he was Secretary of the House Committee and an active participant in house sports. He was also a member of Pi Eta, the Crimson Key and PBH. Don graduated with us with an AB in Social Relations and a commission in the U.S. Air Force. After his service, he received an MBA in 1960 from Columbia University and followed a career in advertising and marketing with a number of firms in New York and Boston.
An enthusiastic follower of Boston and Harvard sports, he relished his founding membership in the "Arena Stadium Club," religiously attending its gatherings before and after Harvard football games.
He leaves two sons, a daughter, a stepson and one grandchild.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Don's memory may be made to the Sophie and GlenMarco Support Trust c/o Middlesex Savings Bank, 2 West Union Street, Ashland, MA 01721.

Fritz H. Bach died at home on August 14, 2011 after a long period of illness. Fritz majored in Physics. He resided in Dunster House and was a member of PBH and Yearbook Publications. After graduating with us in 1955, he attended the Washington University of St. Louis and Harvard Medical School, continuing his training at NYU. His first faculty position was at the University of Wisconsin in Madison where he made several key scientific discoveries. He invented the Mixed Leukocyte Culture test that paved the way for assessing immune compatibility between individuals and thus allowed for the first human bone marrow transplant. He led the team that then performed in 1967 the first such transplant for a patient with Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome at the same time that his colleague Robert A. Good conducted a similar procedure using the MLC test. The test also allowed for experiments that led to the characterization of the Major Histocompatibility Complex and later two separate classes of MHC that Fritz played a substantial role in defining. Later in his career he was a leading voice cautioning against a rapid move to xenotransplanation because of uncertain infection risks, and was focused on the role of several mediators of inflammation.

Fritz was also on the faculty of the University of Minnesota, Columbia, and Harvard Medical Schools, where his scientific contributions continued. In all, he published more than 800 scientific papers including more than 50 in Science, Nature, and the New England Journal of Medicine. He trained and mentored countless doctoral students and junior faculty members in whom he infused his indelible enthusiasm for scientific hypotheses and inquiry. He treasured a photo taken of him early in his career where he was depicted delivering a lecture explaining a novel genetic hypothesis he had constructed, because he later showed his idea to be completely wrong.

Fritz was a lover of classical music, travel, food, sailing, tennis, spy novels, and Sunday news shows. He was married twice, and with each he had three children who survive him. Fritz's life came full circle. He had his Austrian citizenship restored in 2004, and in 2005 he was awarded an honorary doctorate of Medicine from the University of Vienna where he had started a lab and was training young scientists.

In lieu of flowers or gifts, Fritz would have wanted any donations to go to Amnesty International (http://www.amnesty.org), UNICEF (http://www.unicef.org)or Medicins sans Frontieres (http://www.msf.org).

Ernest B. Dane died at home with his family beside him on Monday, August 8, 2011, aged 78. He suffered from ALS and the complications associated with that disease. Ebby concentrated in History and was a member of the Leverett House Committee. He was also a member of the Ski team, the Mountaineering and Porcellian Clubs and PBH. An N.R.O.T.C member, he graduated with us in 1955 and served in the U.S. Navy as a Navigation Officer in the Near East before joining the State Department, serving in Guinea, India, Haiti and Washington, DC. and receiving a Masters degree from Cambridge University.

Upon retirement Ebby entered into educational pursuits with energy and enthusiasm. He lectured frequently at schools on the history of the Cold War, as well as introducing young children to the wonders of the myriad insect populations, and promoting environmental issues and awareness. He retained an unquenchable curiosity about the world and the amazing fauna in it.

Ebby leaves his second wife, Leila Finlay Dane, three children, two brothers, two stepsons, four grandchildren and one great grandson. The Class will send a contribution to the Harvard College Fund in his memory.

Francis "Court" Gilmour died on August 19, 2010.

The class extends its sympathy to Becky Richardson and her family on the death of her husband George, who died on July 1, 2011.
Many of us remember him warmly at class reunions.

Antoinette Konikov Emrich died on January 8, 2009.

James J. Rahal died on June 11, 2011, after a long battle with a rare disorder called Rosai-Dorfman disease. A member of Kirkland House while at Harvard, Jim played varsity baseball and a number of house sports. He was a member of the Pre-Med Society, and graduated with us in 1955 with a cum laude degree in Biochemical Sciences. Jim went on to graduate from Tufts Medical School in 1959 and trained in the infectious-disease field in New York and Boston before settling in New York in 1969 as an assistant professor of medicine at the New York University School of Medicine. In 1988 he became a professor of medicine at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and director of the infectious-diseases division at New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens, in Flushing, where he remained until his illness forced him to take a leave of absence last year.
A highly respected infectious-disease specialist, Jim raised early alarms about the rise of drug-resistant bacteria in hospitals, and emerged as a leading expert in the treatment of West Nile virus after the Queens community where he worked became the epicenter of a deadly outbreak in 1999. He was known both as a widely published researcher and as a hands-on physician who asked and answered a lot of questions in treating patients in one of the most ethnically diverse communities in the world.
Jim is survived by his wife Barbara Britton, a son, two daughters, three grandchildren, and a brother and sister. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: Laboratory for Infectious Diseases Research c/o BMA Foundation, New York Hospital Queens, 56-45 Main St., Flushing NY 11355 or to Histiocytosis Foundation of America 800-548-2758 or www.histio.org.

William J. Cowperthwaite died on June 1, 2011 after a six month battle with cancer. While at Harvard Bill lived in Winthrop House and played soccer and baseball as well as singing with the Harvard Glee Club and in Gilbert & Sullivan productions. He graduated with us in 1955 with an AB degree in Music.
Bill balanced a 40 year career in education, athletics and music. In 1966 he received a Masters in Musical Composition from Boston University. He taught Mathematics, Latin and Art History at Thayer Academy in Braintree, MA where he also served as a College Counselor, Music Director, and coached soccer. He continued to play baseball in three different leagues and soccer in the Boston and District League until he was 41.
Bill was also an 0rganist and Choirmaster at a number of parishes in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Music was his great love. He composed works for piano and many choral arrangements, performing in countless bass-baritone roles in amateur productions of opera, oratorio and musical theater and served as librarian, arranger, accompanist and singer with the Seengerfest of Cambridge, MA.
Bill also took a few years off from his teaching and music to design and construct his houses, one in Barrington NH and his current home in Dover, NH, working in all the trades. Truly a Renaissance Man. He is survived by his wife Joanna (R ’56), two daughters, a son, and eight grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be offered on Saturday, June 25, 2011 at 11:00 AM at St Thomas Episcopal Church in Dover, NH.

William H. Toohey passed away at Maine Medical Center on June 6, 2011. While at Harvard he played freshman football, and lived in Eliot House playing house football and basketball. Bill was a member of the Delphic and Hasty Pudding Clubs and the Army R.O.T.C. He graduated with us in 1955 with a degree in History as a 2nd Lieutenant. He married his college sweetheart, Judy, in June of 1956 and they settled in Colorado Springs where he served in the Army.
Bill worked in the securities industry in New York and Boston, and then as a portfolio manager at PNC Bank in New Jersey until his retirement. He and Judy moved to Gorham, Maine in 2002, where he became active in Greater Portland Landmarks, giving tours of the Portland Observatory. He supported Port Opera, the Maine Historical Society, Portland Trails and the Christian Science Church. He loved music, and he and Judy regularly attended chamber music concerts, the Portland Symphony and local theater.
Bill is survived by his wife Judy and their children, Joan Wesman and her husband Paul of Bala Cynwyd, PA; Michael Toohey and his wife Shari of Montgomery, AL; and Elizabeth Toohey and her fiancé Frank Flavell of Elsah, Ill., all of whom share his love of books, films, and Maine. He is also survived by four grandchildren and his sister Barbara Smith of Rockville, MD.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Greater Portland Landmarks, 93 High St., Portland, ME, 04101; Camps Newfound/Owatonna, 4 Camp Newfound Rd. in Harrison, ME, 04040; or the Christian Science Church at 61 Neal St. in Portland, ME, 04102.

Edward Patrick Moriarty, of 7 Staysail Way, Portsmouth, N.H., passed away in the early morning of Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at his family's home in Eliot, Maine. He attended Harvard with us, the Perkins Institute, and Boston University, where he concentrated on his love of history and passion for teaching.
Edward was married in July 1962, to his late wife, Joanne, a loving and model of commitment of nearly 40 years. Together they ventured overseas, where he taught with the U.S. embassy schools in Pakistan, Singapore, and India and traveled extensively with their young boys throughout Southeast Asia. In 1973, the two adventurers settled in Maine to begin their next adventure of learning the challenges and rewards of organic farming through trial, sweat, determination and the sometimes eager help of three young boys.
For close to 20 years Edward was an educator of intellect in History and World Civilization at Marshwood High School, in South Berwick, Maine, an educator of the physical and strategy as the coach and founder of the wrestling program at Marshwood, a protector of workers rights as a member of the teachers union, a protector of town and farm as a member of the Planning Board, and a lifelong educator in humanity, civilization, and moral character locally and around the world. He also served as a member of the Baron Place Retirement Community Board of Directors, working to provide quality affordable housing for all.
Edward traveled extensively in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, South, Central, and North America, participating in home building projects within this country, as well as Guatemala and Northern Ireland. He was a champion for those whose voice he felt was not being heard, and was passionate until the end about learning, and moreover with the sharing of his experiences with whomever would listen, as well as with those who wouldn't. He is survived by his three sons and three grandchildren
Donations may be made in his name to those who helped inspire his passion, The Perkins School for The Blind, 175 North Beacon Street, Watertown, MA 02472 http://www.perkins.org.

John P. Sheehy passed away in Lafayette, CA on April 14, 2011. Jack lived in Kirkland House. He was a member of Hasty Pudding and Treasurer of Pi Eta his senior year. He majored in Architectural Sciences and graduated with us cum laude in 1955 . A proud member of the NROTC, he was commissioned in 1955 and served on the USS Belle Grove stationed in Japan. Jack spent his life as a trust officer with the Mellen Bank and the Boston Safe Deposit and Trust Company. He is survived by Kathryn S. Sheehy, his wife of 50 years and son Christopher P. Sheehy. His son John Nicholas Sheehy predeceased him in 1990. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to The John N. Sheehy Scholarship, The Dexter School 20 Newton Street, Brookline, MA 02445-7498.

Frederick S. Baker, MD. died on March 28, 2011.
Fred lived in Lowell House. He drew cartoons for the Lampoon and sang in the Glee Club and was a member of the Signet Society. After graduating with us in 1955, he completed his surgical training at St. Lukes Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. He served in the Vietnam War at the US Army hospital in Yokohama, Japan as a surgeon. He practiced colon and rectal surgery in Sacramento for over 40 years. Fred leaves his wife Gaye, three sons and daughter and five grandchildren. Contributions may be made in memory of Fred to Phillips Exeter Academy’s financial aid program 20 Main St. Exeter, New Hampshire 03833.

Andrew J. Karzas died on April 11, 2011.
Andy was a Winthrop House resident. He sang in the Glee Club and was active in Ivy Films and a member of Circolo Italiano. Chicago’s renowned WFMT host of "From the Recording Horn" for 35 years, he was a lecturer, opera aficionado, and former owner of the Aragon Ballroom. For several years he hosted “opera tours” abroad and was a dear friend of many valued associates and colleagues. His partner of 42 years, James Deuter, preceded him. Donations may be made in his name to: Lyric Opera of Chicago, www.lyricopera.org; da Corneto Opera, 847-662-2694 or www.dacorneto.org; or The Metropolitan Opera (Broadcast Division), 212-870-4505.

Frederick S. Baker, Jr., died on March 28, 2011.
Andrew J. Karzas, died on April 11.2011.

Charlie Epstein died on February 15, 2011. He was one of the world's leading genetics scientists, and his research led to groundbreaking understandings of Down syndrome. He died after a long fight with pancreatic cancer.

After graduating scl with us in 1955, and from Harvard Medical School mcl in 1959, Charlie embarked on a career as a doctor and educator. He joined the faculty of UCSF in 1967 as the medical genetics division chair of the pediatrics department, and became director of UCSF's human genetics program in 1997. He became a professor emeritus in 2005. During Charlie's career he published more than 500 scholarly papers and earned a case full of honors, including the Allan and Weisman awards. Among his many research accomplishments was helping reveal why having an extra copy of chromosome 21 produced Down syndrome and an understanding of the genetic condition. Charlie and his wife Lois Epstein (R '55), a physician scientist who ran a UCSF cancer research lab, in 1980 created the "mouse model," enabling scientists around the world to study Down syndrome using mice.

But every bit as dear to Charlie's heart was his love of playing the cello, which he played for us at our 50th Reunion Memorial Service. When a mailed explosive from the Unabomber blew out both eardrums and parts of his hands in 1993, Charlie underwent pioneering surgery to have new eardrums installed, got a nerve transplant so that he could raise his wrist and spent more than a year retraining his damaged hands to again cradle his favorite instrument. He even figured out how to pluck strings with the little finger of his right hand, which was injured the most.

Charlie is survived by his wife, three sons, a daughter and six grandchildren.

Charlie Epstein's son David writes :
"It is with great sadness that I write to let you know that my father passed away on February 15, 2011. The family was with him in his final hours and we offered him as much love, comfort and support as possible.
We will be holding a funeral service at 1 P.M. on Sunday, February 20th at Congregation Kol Shofar, 215 Blackfield Drive, Tiburon, California. He will be laid to rest in the Kol Shofar section of the Mount Tamalpais Cemetery in San Rafael. Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be sent to The Charles J. and Lois B. Epstein Visiting Professorship, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, 94143 or The Buck Institute for Research on Aging, Novato, CA, 94945."

Chilton S. Cabot died February 8, 2011. While at Harvard, Tony lived in Eliot House and majored in English. He was a member of Circle Francais, WHRB, the Experiment in International Living and the DU Club. After graduation he graduated from Navy OCS and flight training, followed by five years of active duty flying jets off the U.S.S. Franklin Roosevelt. Following active duty, he joined the Unites States Marine Reserves and continued flying before retiring as full colonel. After attending the Harvard Business School, Tony became an investment counselor with Scudder Stevens and Clark, and J. M. Forbes before retiring. He is a former Trustee of Boston Biomedical Research and former President of the Board of Trustees of The Museum of Transportation. An avid sailor, Tony served as the Commodore for the New England Multihull Association. His other passions include photography and music; Dave Brubeck was one of his favorites. Tony and his camera were fixtures on the sidelines of his children's and grandchildren's athletic events. He is survived by his wife Mary Ann Spadafora, two sons, and six grandchildren.
A Memorial service will be held on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 10AM in Christ Church Cambridge Zero Garden Street, Cambridge, MA. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Tony's memory to the ALS Association, 320 Norwood Park South, Norwood, MA 02062. Onlineguestbook: www.brownandhickey.com Brown & Hickey Funeral Home 617-484-2534 617-547-1500.

Francis H. Ingoldsby, Jr. died on November 22, 2010.
John T. S. Tehan died on December 27, 2010.

Chilton S. Cabot died on February 8, 2011. A service for Tony will be held on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 10:00 AM at the Christ Church on Garden Street in Cambridge. Classmates and friends are welcome.
Jerry D. Anker died on February 1, 2011.

Regina Gittes Greenspun reports that Ruth Kumin Lamm died November 29, 2010 in Belmont, California of complications after hip surgery. "Her life was a musical one, the piano her instrument. As a child she studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she later joined the piano faculty. Ruth served as an accompanist to the Harvard-Radcliffe Glee Club during her years at Radcliffe, and played chamber music at Jordan Hall, Boston and later at Town Hall in New York City and at Severance Hall, Cleveland. She was the founder and manager of the Music Store at the Cleveland Music School Settlement. Ruth is survived by her husband, Michael Lamm, M.D., daughters Jocelyn Startz (H '85) and Margaret Grabois, and three grandchildren."

Jill Howard McNealy, died on May 10, 2010. Condolences may be sent to her family at www.kygers.com.

The Class extends its sympathy to Al Farbman on the loss of his wife and best friend Winifred who died on March 13, 2010.

James Edward Jones died on April 2, 2010. Jim lived in Dunster House where he was active in house sports and a member of a number of college organizations, including PBH, the Catholic Club, the Young Democratic Club and Pi Eta. He held a number of scholarships and graduated with us in 1955 cl, with a degree in Economics.

Upon graduation, Jim served in the Army and then worked for an insurance company for 24 years. He then formed his own insurance company for 22 years holding a number of important positions in the organization. He was a Charter Life Underwriter (CLU) and a Registered Principal of the National Association of Security Dealers. He also wrote a couple of books.

Jim was also a founder of major meeting planners' organizations in the United States, including the Society of Company Meeting Professionals and Meeting Planners International. While he was president of MPI it tripled in size to become the world's largest corporate/association meeting planners ' organization. In 1986, he was recognized by Meeting and Convention Magazine as one of 20 people who had made a major difference in the meeting industry, and In 1988, he was named a Certified Speaking Professional by the American National Speakers Association.

When Jim retired, he worked two days a week as a magazine merchandiser and represented the Carriage Trade Golf as director of client development in New England. He also successfully closed his motivational speaker company and played a lot of golf. He is survived by his wife Elaine, three daughters, a son and eight grandchildren.

Stephen Edward Banker died on May 23, 2010. Steve lived in Kirkland House and was active in house tennis, and with WHRB and the HDC. He held the Hans V.Kaltenborn Scholarship and received a second prize in the Boylston Oratorical Contest. Steve graduated with us in 1955 with a degree in English.
A friend of his wrote the following memorial:

"Steve Banker's death was unexpected, even though he had been coping with the complications of prostate cancer for many years. He is someone whose effect on his friends was so powerful and vivid that I can't let his passing go unmentioned.

There are people who make you want to scream by saying that they "went to school in the Boston area," begging you to tease out the confirmation that they in fact went to Harvard. Steve Banker was instead the kind of person who told you first thing that he went to Harvard -- and that he was very proud to be part of the college class of 1955 that contained so many distinguished journalists. David Halberstam became the best known of them, but also: J. Anthony Lukas, Sydney Schanberg, William Beecher, and others. Steve Banker worked on the radio station as an undergraduate and then in various roles as a CBS TV correspondent and reporter for the CBC.

By the time I met him in the early 1980s he was mainly working as a tech-world writer and independent producer of TV and radio items. But his two main talents were friendship, which he cultivated by over the years convincing you that he would always say exactly what he thought ("This is a second-rate article," he told me one time, after reading something I had written. "First-class among the second-rate, but second-rate"); and tennis, which he played in a "crafty" but deceptively skillful way. I had advantages of age, fitness, mobility, etc. over him, but I didn't win as reliably as I would have thought when we played through the 1980s and 1990s. Through those years we also shared a fondness for prehistoric early computers -- including what we both thought was the most elegant computer we had ever seen, the now-long-forgotten Victor 9000. He dragged me once to Comdex, the then-vast computer show held in Las Vegas, which had the upside of our standing in a taxi line behind a frugally-minded Bill Gates."

Eugene Perry Heytow died on August 26, 2010. Gene was on the Union Committee our freshman year and lived in Kirkland House. He was an active member of PBH, the Bridge Club and the Hasty Pudding. Gene graduated with us in 1955 with a degree in Government, and earned his law degree from the University of Chicago in 1958. He spent most of his life in Chicago, where he was chairman of Amalgamated Bank of Chicago from the time he bought the institution with a group of investors in 1966 until the time of his death. The Chicago-based bank was one of three that he would own in his lifetime, the first being Metropolitan State Bank in 1964. Gene also owned Oak Brook Bank, which he purchased in 1976, and headed that entity until 2006. Banks weren't his only business, he became the majority owner of McCormick Center Hotel in 1972. The facility was torn down to allow McCormick Place to expand.
Gene was also an active civic leader who in 1980 was chairman of the Metropolitan Fair and Exposition Authority, now called the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, and was a member of the Illinois Capital Development Board when it was building what is now known as the Thompson Center. He was also an advocate of labor organizations. Gene's legacy in part, will be defined by his vision of helping tens of thousands of America's working men and women access needed banking and financial services. He was honored in 1980 as the state of Israel's Bond Man of the Year, an award he received from Ariel Sharon.

Gene is survived by his sister, his son and daughter and three grandchildren. A memorial service will be held in the fall, with the date and location to be announced.

Edward Helmuth Michehl, Jr. died on July 17, 2010. He dropped out of Harvard the end of our sophomore year, worked, got drafted, served as a parachute infantry platoon leader, married, and returned to Harvard, graduating mcl in 1959. After starting in the construction business, Edward switched to computer software development which he enjoyed for the rest of his life. He leaves his wife Jacqueline, four children and three grandchildren.

Mickey Hammerman notes with sorrow the passing of Eugene Perry Heytow on August 26, 2010. Gene lived in Rancho Santa Fe, California.

Rosemary Thompson, June 1, 2010

Radford Dow Lovett, a Jacksonville native who rose to become one of the key figures in United States corporate finance, died on Sunday, July 4, 2010 at the McGraw Center for Caring of Community Hospice of Northeast Florida. He was 76 and had a rare disease, frontotemporal dementia.
Rad resided in Leverett House and was active in the Owl, Hasty Pudding and Harvard Southerners Clubs. He majored in economics and was a member of the Army R.O.T.C. After graduating with us in 1955, Rad served for two years in the U.S. Army. and then began his career as an account executive with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith. He rose to stockholder, manager of the North Central Region and a vice president, advancing to become managing director of Merrill Lynch's Capital Markets Group and in 1975, president of its Investment Bank Division rising to become a top executive in his 20 years with Merrill Lynch.
Rad returned to Jacksonville upon the death of his father in 1978 to help co-manage with his late brother the family's corporate empire then estimated to be worth $100 million. The holdings included the 1,000-store Piggly Wiggly franchised supermarkets, of which he was president, and the Commodores Point Terminal Corp., of which he was chairman. Rad was responsible for management of $14.4 billion in fundraising by corporate, public and private clients. As one of 30 directors of the Capital Markets Group, he helped make decisions affecting the placement of an additional $12.4 billion in municipal financing. He was appointed to the boards of directors of Florida Rock Industries, American Heritage Life Investments Co., First Union Corp., FRP Properties and Winn-Dixie Stores. He also was chairman of Southcoast Capital Corp., a private-equity firm with investments in the wireless infrastructure, financial services, medical services and technology industries.
In civic affairs, Mr. Lovett was a director of St. Vincent's Medical Center Foundation, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens and the Coastal Conservation Association.
Rad's first wife, Katharine Howe Lovett, died in 1991. He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Susan Lovett; two daughters, Katharine and Lauren; two, sons, W. Radford Lovett and Philip Lovett ; three stepsons, Nicholas,Ted and Peter Rogers; 10 grandchildren; and his brother, Laurence Lovett.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, 370 Zoo Parkway, Jacksonville, FL 32218, or the Association for Frontotemporal Dementias, Radnor Station, Building 2, Suite 200, 290 King of Prussia Road, Radnor, PA 19087.

Floyd B. Galler, a psychiatrist who had a private practice in Washington since 1968, died June 18, 2010 while snorkeling on vacation in Cancún, Mexico. A native of Chicago, he resided in Eliot House and was active in PBH and Hillel and held an Honorary Harvard College Scholarship. He majored in the biochemical sciences and received a bachelor's degree in 1955 and a medical degree in 1959, both from Harvard.

Floyd spent two years as a commander in the U.S. Public Heath Service, in which he was head of child psychiatry at St. Elizabeths Hospital and was a forensic psychiatrist for the D.C. courts, specializing in family court matters and consulting for the State Department in the 1960s. He taught at Georgetown University Medical School for more than twenty-five years, where he was on the distinguished faculty of the Program in Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis and a psychiatric consultant for the Sleep Disorders Center. He was also the originator of the Woodstock (20 year tenure) and Dante Psychoanalytic Discussions Groups.
Floyd was a man of quiet passion and exuberant intellect. Those of his rare kind are always mourned beyond the boundaries of those who directly knew him. He was an example for all of us who appreciate intellect, passion about issues and the ability to integrate mind, family, profession and society.
Floyd was a graduate of the Baltimore Washington Psychoanalytic Institute, and a member of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the International Psychoanalytical Association and a lifetime fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. His memberships included the Cosmos Club and the Potomac Boat. A Chevy Chase resident, he is survived by his wife of 49 years, Nancy Stowe Galler, three children, Eric, Heather and Rebecca and five grandchildren.

Carl Goldman and Stan Katz report that David I. Smotrich died suddenly on June 20, 2010 at his home in Chappaqua, New York. David lived in Winthrop House where he played house basketball. He was a member of Hillel House and received a Harvard Scholarship and won the Dater Book Prize. David majored in Architectural Sciences graduating with us in 1955 and from the Harvard Graduate School of Design in 1960. He began his architectural career in Israel as part of the design team for the new city of Arad, Negevdesert. After working for I.M. Pei, he established his own firm in New York City in 1965. David continued as principal of David Smotrich & Partners until his death. His work, which was nationally recognized, ranged broadly from educational facilities and commercial projects to low-income and elderly housing. He is survived by his wife Bernice of 54 years, his children: Ross, Maura and Hannah and nine grandchildren: Memorial donations may be sent to Block Island Conservancy.

Al Moren hosted a special event in memory of his late wife Hersha Sue FIsher on a beautiful day in Harpswell Maine recently. Classmates in attendance were Charlie Arena, Malcolm Davis, Frank Duehay, Arnold Howe, Renny Little, Dick Marson and David Wise.

Donald B. Fleming, Jr.
, of Needham, MA died on June 11 from melanoma. He lived in Eliot House and received his A.B. in 1956 and an M.Ed from Harvard in 1960. He was a member of the Hasty Pudding Club. For many years Donald was employed as an Administrative Assistant at the Top Company and later at Nutter, McClennon, and Fish in Boston. A railroad enthusiast, he was one of the founding members of Citizens for Rail Transportation and continued to be an active supporter of rail transportation throughout his life.
In 1964 he was the Cambridge, MA. coordinator of Edward W. Brooke’s successful campaign for United States Senate.
From 2001 until he became ill in November 2009, he was a regular member of the Interfaith Peace Group, holding regular vigils on Needham Common.
In 2008 Donald and his wife traveled regularly to New Hampshire to work for the election of Barack Obama as President.
Mr. Fleming is survived by his wife of 45 years, Susan, two sons, Eric and Gregory and two grandchildren. In lieu of flowers donations in Donald’s name can be sent to the Friends of the Needham Public Library, 1139 Highland Avenue, Needham.

Bob Watson reports that Walter H. McLaughlin, Jr., of Belmont and West Falmouth, passed away peacefully at his home Friday, June 11, 2010, following a courageous battle with cancer which he fought for several years.
Wally lived in Kirkland House where he was Secretary of the House Committee and participated in House soccer and hockey. He concentrated in government and graduated Magna Cum Laude with us in 1955. At that time he was appointed our Class Treasurer, a position he held for over 25 years. Wally then served two years as a lieutenant in the US Navy as the navigator on the USS Strickland, a destroyer escort. He then went on to Harvard Law School (‘60mcl), where he served as an Editor on Law Review before joining his father's law firm in Boston.
An accomplished attorney and law professor, Wally was an adjunct professor at BU Law School and at Suffolk Law School for decades. He was a substantial contributor to continuing legal education in Massachusetts. He co-founded and operated the SMH Bar Review where he prepared tens of thousands of law students across the nation for the bar exam spanning more than three and a half decades. He was a founding partner in the Boston law firm of Gilman, McLaughlin & Hanrahan from its creation until his recent retirement. He then served as the president of a privately owned real estate company.
A committed resident of Belmont, he was active for decades in local civic affairs, most notably as a town meeting member and a member of the warrant committee.
Wally is survived by his wife Katherine A. (Mullen) McLaughlin, sons Walter, William, David, and Michael. and their wives and 14 grandchildren.
Funeral Mass in St. Joseph Church, Common Street, Belmont on Thursday June 17, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours in the Stanton Funeral Home, 786 Mount Auburn Street, (Route 16) Watertown on Wednesday from 3:00-8:00 P.M. Interment to follow in Highland Meadow Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory can be sent to the Melanoma Research Fund Attention: Kirsten Swan, Cancer Center Development Office, Mass General Hospital (MGH) 55 Fruit Street, Boston MA 02214.

Al Farbman writes: "With profound sorrow I report the death of my wife, Winifred Vanderwalker Farbman, on March 13, 2010. She fought a courageous battle with duodenal adenocarcinoma (Stage IV) for more than 2.5 years before she succumbed. In so many ways, with her wisdom, dignity, wit, compassion, integrity, humility, grace, and, above all, love, she set a high bar for her survivors. What a woman!!!

George William Heigho died peacefully on March 19, 2010, after a long decline into lobar atrophy dementia. He was a member of Kirkland House and PBH, graduating with us in 1955 with an ABcl degree in mathematics. George held graduate degrees in history of science [1960] and mathematics [1964] from Harvard University and Boston University. He was an associate professor in, and Chairman of the Department of Mathematics and Physics at Suffolk University, MA, from 1959 to 1967, when he took a position as a technical writer with Science Research Associates (a publisher of educational materials and a subsidiary of IBM), in Chicago, IL. After living in MA, River Forest, IL, the family moved to Los Gatos when George transferred to IBM’s Santa Teresa Laboratory in San Jose in 1976. He retired in 1995 from IBM as a Senior Information Developer after a 30 year career, and spent many ensuing years hiking the local and Peninsula trails and enjoying his extensive library and classical record collection. Family camping and travel in US National Parks, Hawaii, Canada and the Caribbean were also favorite activities in earlier years.
George was a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Los Gatos, for over 33 years; he was also a life member of the American Mathematical Society, a 50-year member of Philanthropic Lodge, A.F. & A. M. (in Marblehead), and a regular subscriber and donor to Opera San Jose and San Francisco Opera, San Jose Symphony and Silicon Valley Symphony, Chanticleer and various ballet, choral and chamber music events in the area. He was a volunteer at Santa Maria Urban Ministry in San Jose for many years. As a charter member of the STYLE tutoring program at Santa Teresa High School for its entire duration, 1987-2004, he was honored at the Junior League Volunteer Recognition Lunch of 2002. George also took part in the Los Gatos Library’s “Grandparents and Books” reading program for its last several years until 2004.
George is survived by the former Anne Louise McFarland (R '55], his wife of nearly 55 years; daughters Sarah Heigho Nunes, Dharam Kaur Khalsa , Priscilla Heigho Galasso, son G. David Heigho and seven grandchildren. His daughter Alice Jeanne Heigho died in 1979. A memorial service at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 20 University Ave., Los Gatos, will take place on May 22 at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please feel free to be “ever mindful of the needs of others.”

David John Rochford, Jr. died on April 10, 2010 after suffering a head injury while walking his beloved dog. He resided in Eliot House where he participated in numerous house athletic events. He was a member of the Hasty Pudding and Phoenix S-K. After graduating with a degree in History, David attended Navy OCS and flight school, serving as a navigator. When discharged, he pursued a long career in government service. David was active in his community as a Boy Scout leader. He is survived by his wife Rachel and a son David who is a Methodist ministe

Ann Crawford, March 10, 2010

Roger Vaglia reports that Edward John Mrkonich died on March 21, 2010. "I'm sure classmates will remember 'MRK.' He was a larger than life person who for a short time excelled in hockey at Harvard (Ed. note: with the "M&M"s, Mahoney, Manchester, and Marselais) but I am sure others will remember him for his poker, bridge and pool abilities. Many 'donated' to the MRK Fund at the infamous 'pot limit, table stakes' poker games held regularly in Claverly. 'sic transit gloria.' I never played, but I watched a lot of $$'s go his way." Roger and Jim Moynihan roomed with Ed sophomore and junior years. Ed worked in the automobile industry in the Chicago area until his retirement to Miami, OK.

Clifford R. Thompson Jr. died on March 4, 2010, in Portland, Me. He lived in Leverett House and graduated with us in 1955 with a degree in Romance Languages. After graduating, he served for two years in the U.S. Army Adjutant General Corps in Japan before returning to Harvard for his Ph.D.
Cliff taught Spanish at Bowdoin College for 34 years, and chaired the Department of Romance Languages before retiring in 1995.

Usher Al Moren notes that his wife Sue Fisher lost her long battle with cancer in Harpswell, Maine on February 16, 2010. Al published a last love letter to his wife in the Brunswick Maine Times Record on March 5, 2010. Those wishing to read it can go to http.//www.timesrecord.com and go to the obituaries archives for Hersha " Sue" Fisher Moren.
Al's letter also provides information as to where to send contributions in Sue's memory, which will be distributed to Harpswell non-profits and greater Brunswick non-profits that provide benefits to Harpswell residents.

Bob Blacklow has heard from Pam Walker that her husband Walter Whitfield Isle died on January 14, 2010. Walter lived in Houston, Texas where he taught at Rice University. Obit to follow.

Dave Bicks writes to note that Charles Lassiter Morgan died on December 31, 2009.
There will be a memorial service at the Winchester Unitarian Society on January 30 at 2:30 p.m.

Ricardo Hugh Francis-Lajara, July 3, 1994
(That's the date given by the HAA.)
Ricardo graduated with us in 1955 with a degree in biology. He resided in Kirkland House where he was active in house sports and a member of a number of clubs. He was also chairman of the United Nations Council. In his 25th Reunion Report , Ricardo wrote that upon graduation he returned to Puerto Rico where he received an LL.B from the University of Puerto Rico Law School and an LL.M from the Harvard Law School in 1962. He also spent two years at Harvard (1979-1982) towards an S.J.D. Ricardo was a Senior partner in Francis & Doval in San Juan and maintained an active practice in law, primarily with corporate clients. He also taught taxes, corporate law and business planning at the University of Puerto Rico Law School. He married Vanessa Vassallo in 1958 and they had two daughters.

Jim Pates reports that Franklin D. Thompson, Jr. died on December 2, 2009 of pneumonia after a series of illnesses. " Frank was a loyal Harvard, Class, and Lowell House man."

12/03 /09:
Fern Weinfeld Cohen, 05/17/09
John W. Larrabee, Jr., 05/30/09

Francis J. Molloy, Jr., October 21, 2009
Robert W. Hicks, July 1, 1998

Mary Anne Goldsmith Schwalbe, who had a distinguished career as an educator and an advocate for refugees, died of pancreatic cancer in New York city on September 14, 2009. After graduation from Radcliffe in 1955, Mary Anne studied at the London Academy of Music and Drama. Returning to New York, she worked in the theatre, then moved to Cambridge and a position in the Radcliffe Admissions Office. Later, she became the Associate Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid for Harvard and Radcliffe and was the first woman to serve as the President of the Harvard Faculty Club.
In 1979 Mary Anne returned to New York City. She held administrative positions at the Dalton and Nightingale-Bamford schools. A 1989 trip to Thailand to work in a refugee camp began her commitment to the cause of refugees. She was a founder of The Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children and The International Rescue Committee of The United Kingdom. Throughout the remaining years of her life, Mary Anne traveled extensively on behalf of refugees, often to war zones. In recognition of her work, she was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Laws from Marymount Manhattan. She is survived by her husband Douglas, children Douglas, Will and Nina, and five grandchildren. Classmates might want to read the blog which Will Schwalbe dedicated to his Mother's last year of life: look on the web for "Will's Mary Anne Schwalbe News."


Frank Hallowell White, 77, an environmental educator and owner of Holly Hill Farm in Cohasset, died on Sunday after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in 1932 in Boston, Frank White grew up on the Holly Hill Farm, a property that had been in the family for five generations. Raised by a mother who loved animals, the quiet joys of walking in the woods, and community service and a father whose talents included sculpting bronze horses, inventing tractors, sawmilling, and farming, Frank learned early on to respect the value of hard work and to appreciate the resources of the land. As a young student, Frank attended Derby Academy in nearby Hingham. Following in his father's footsteps, his junior high and high school years were spent at Groton School, a small New England private school that stressed the importance of intellectual excellence along with a dedication to public service. At Groton, Frank distinguished himself as a three sport varsity athlete, a student leader who served as a senior prefect and an excellent student with an affinity for literature.
At Harvard University, Frank majored in English, graduated magna cum laude and continued to excel in athletics. As a wingback on the Harvard Varsity Football team he threw the winning half-back option touchdown pass to win the 1954 Harvard-Yale Game, for which he received the Boston Tobacco Table's "Unsung Hero" Award. In 1955, Frank graduated with honors and served as a class marshal. The following year he studied at Cambridge University in England after winning the prestigious Fiske scholarship.
In 1957, Frank married Jean Miner, a Radcliffe College graduate to whom he was married for 52 years. On his return from England, Frank became an Assistant Dean of Freshman at Harvard University until he was drafted into the US Army, eventually serving in the White House signal corps. Upon completing his army service, he entered the Harvard Graduate School of Education where he obtained a Master's degree. Realizing that he wanted to obtain experience beyond the ivory tower, Frank moved the following year to central Vermont where he taught for four years and served as Chairman of the English Department at Otter Valley Regional High School in Brandon. Returning to Groton School in 1963, Frank spent the next 10 years teaching English, coaching varsity football and basketball, and serving on the Groton Public School committee. Frank was especially proud of his establishment in 1965 of the Groton Lowell Upward Bound Program, an educational initiative designed to provide promising, low-income students with the study skills to attend college.
In 1968, Frank returned to the Harvard Graduate School of Education to better understand the ways that educational institutions could be more responsive to the needs of students from a broader range of backgrounds. In 1973, Frank became executive director of the Thompson Island Education Center. Under his leadership, the center began providing a variety of programs designed to support access to outdoor and environmental education while emphasizing diversity training for teachers and students in the Boston Public Schools. Over the course of the next 15 years, Thompson Island Education Center served as an invaluable resource for the entire Boston Public School community, providing a safe haven for students and teachers of all races to come together in an environment that promoted trust, cooperation, and communication. Frank continued to serve in the field of education in subsequent positions at Boston Voyages in Learning and as executive director of the Cambridge Public School Volunteers.
In 1998, Frank returned to the family farm in Cohasset with the vision of making it an organic farm that could serve as a place to teach the value of sustainable farming and the natural environment. With the help of a series of dedicated farm managers, Holly Hill Farm began selling fresh organic produce from the historic 19th century barn in the farmyard and at the local farmer's market on Cohasset Common. Concomitantly, Frank established the Friends of Holly Hill Farm, a nonprofit organization dedicated to using the farm as a classroom for educational programs for students of all ages. Programming included a strong emphasis on creating respect for the natural environment, promoting sustainable agricultural practices, and collaborating with local schools. Despite living with the challenges of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia for many years, Frank worked tirelessly to promote the mission of the farm and to enable the Cohasset community to enjoy the beauty of the farm's fields, marshes, and woods. A watercolor artist, Frank sketched the drawings for a series of informational pamphlets about the natural habitat of the property.
In addition to his wife Jean, Frank leaves behind his son, Justin White of Bolton, MA, two daughters, Jennifer White of Belmont, MA and Emily Sullivan of Newbury, MA, four grandchildren, and two brothers, Richardson White, Jr. of Sperryville, VA and Donald White of Philadelphia, PA. A Memorial Service will be held in October. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Friends of the Holly Hill Farm c/o of the Frank White Memorial Scholarship Program. For an online guestbook, please visit www.mcnamara-sparrell.com McNamara-Sparrell Brighton-Cohasset-Norwell 781-383-0200 "Since 1820."
Donations to the Friends of the Holly Hill Farm c/o the Frank White Memorial Scholarship Program should be sent to 190 Jerusalem Road, Cohasset, MA 02025.

Eugene Richard Blonsky
, August 26, 2009

Lawrence M. Bitner, May 29, 2005

Fabia Frenning (Closson) Windle '55 died June 23, 2009 of a suddenly diagnosed and rapidly developing cancer.
After graduation from Radcliffe, where she was captain of the sailing and field hockey teams, she married Addison Closson, Harvard '55. Together they had three children, Addison W. Closson III, now of Portsmouth, RI, Lawrence F. Closson of Eliot, ME, and Fabia B. Closson of New York, NY.
While Fay lived in Cambridge, she was active in a number of community organizations, including one that she founded, the MotherPuckers, a women's ice hockey team. She was famous within her family and among her friends for her ability to do anything, from plumbing and porch roof repairs to last-minute mending of torn party dresses with the wearer still in them. Her son tells how she once wrenched the door of a moving car off its hinges to rescue the young children inside.
After Fay's first marriage ended, she met Bill Windle, a widower with three young daughters. She and Bill were married in 1979, and she readily became mother to Hope H. Windle, now of Rosendale, NY, Penny Windle Kline of Brooklyn Heights, NY, and Lilly F. D. Windle of Portland, OR. When their children were grown, Fay and Bill travelled extensively all over the world. At home in Chestnut Hill, they played competitive tennis, golf, and paddle tennis.In addition to her husband and six children, Fay is survived by her cherished grandchildren and her sister, Blanche F. Strater.

Daniel W. Taylor, June 29, 2009
Charles H.W. Verbeck, June 17, 2009
Alvin A. Voit, III, June 8, 2009
Frederic M. Kimball, May 8, 2009

John S. "Jack" Davison, June 16. 2009

Stan Katz reports that John S. Davison died in Paris on June 16, 2009. "Jack had been very ill with multiple myeloma for several years, but he seemed to be doing well with the medication he was getting – but he got a serious infection last week and went downhill very quickly. There will be a funeral in Paris and possibly a memorial in DC arranged by his two daughters, Alice and Juliet." Stan will let us know when he hears any details about the DC event.

Gibson R.Yungblut died on April 7, 2009 while battling pneumonia and complications from a fall in which he suffered a skull fracture. While at Harvard he majored in the Physical Sciences and lived in Dunster House. Gibby was a member of S.A.E. He received a bachelor's degree with us in 1955 and was drafted shortly thereafter, doing his primary service in the Army as a tank commander at Fort Knox. Gibby went on to receive a law degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. A patent attorney, he retired from the firm of Frost Brown Todd in 1997.

Gibby lived his entire life in Cincinnati. He was a driving force behind the preservation of Union Terminal there, thanks to decades of carefully salvaging artifacts from the building. He also was instrumental in restoring it to its original style, down to the authentic telephones in the president’s office. A member of the Cincinnati Railroad Club since 1960, he and other club members salvaged what they could from the Terminal during the demolition of the train concourse after it closed in the early 1970s and later when it was being converted to a shopping mall. Considered the Terminal’s historian, Gibby shared his extensive knowledge through writings and slide presentations. He co-wrote the Cincinnati Railroad Club’s “Cincinnati Union Terminal: The Design and Construction of an Art Deco Masterpiece,” published in 1999. He was working on a second book at the time of his death. His Cincinnati Railroad Club badge has been sealed in a time capsule at the Union Terminal. It is to be opened in 100 years.
Gibby’s wife, Estella Beggs Yungblut, died in 2007. Survivors include sons Mark and David Yungblut , a daughter, Kate Hart of Charleston, S.C., and five grandchildren.
Memorials can be sent to the Cincinnati Railroad Club, P.O. Box 14157, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0157.

J. Max Bond, Jr., died of cancer on February 18, 2009. He attended Harvard on a National Scholarship. While at Harvard Max lived in Lowell House and majored in Architectural Sciences, graduating with us in 1955. He was a member of the Liberal Union, the Society for Minority Rights and the United Nations Council.
Max’s boyhood curiosity about a staircase in a Tuskegee Institute dormitory and a trip to Tunisia opened his eyes to North African construction. He developed a love of architecture, but at Harvard, he was counseled by a faculty member to forego his architectural aspirations because of his race. He persevered, despite the barriers in what was an almost all-white profession, and received a master's degree in Architecture from Harvard in 1958. Long the most influential African-American architect in New York and one of a few black architects of national prominence, Max’s reputation did not rest solely or even principally on design. He was known as an educator at City College and Columbia University, an exemplar to younger minority architects, and a prickly voice of conscience within his profession on issues of racial and economic justice. "Architecture inevitably involves all the larger issues of society," he said in a 2003 interview. Gordon J. Davis, the founding chairman of Jazz at Lincoln Center, said he had a "steel spine and rock-hard determination, qualities always masked by a handsome gentlemanly exterior, a gracious and extraordinarily collegial persona, and so many of the characteristics that are hallmarks of a great and wonderful teacher and mentor."
At his death, Max was the partner in charge of the museum portion of the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center. His wife Jean Cary Bond survives him, as do his son, daughter and three grandchildren.

Peter D. Junger died on November 11, 2006. He attended Harvard on a National Scholarship, majoring in English and graduated with us in 1955.
Peter lived in Eliot House and was secretary of the Advocate and a member of the Debate Council. He received his L.L.D from the Harvard Law School in 1958. After practicing law for a number of years, he accepted a faculty position at Case Western Reserve University's School of Law where he was a computer law professor and Internet activist, for many years, teaching a course entitled "Computers and the Law." Peter is most famous for having fought against the U.S. government's regulations of, and export controls on encryption software. He also did significant legal theoretical work on the interplay between intellectual property, computer law, and the First Amendment. He defined himself as a "First Amendment absolutist."
Peter also developed an idiosyncratic interpretation of the Second Amendment: the right to bear arms is the right to display armorial bearings - coats of arms - and the original plain meaning of the Amendment is that the government shall not infringe upon one's right to be a lady or a gentleman. That interpretation was derived (loosely, to be sure) from a 1955 decision of the Court of Chivalry, an English court (known to Blackstone) that had been silent since 1737. Whether he was serious about this or not was unclear at the time of his death.
Peter retired from the University in 2001 and became a Professor of Law Emeritus. He was also a practicing Buddhist, president of his local Buddhist Temple from 2003 to 2006. Peter was survived by his mother, Genevieve Junger

David Bruce Cole died peacefully on February 22, 2009 at Cape Cod Hospital after experiencing a brain hemorrhage. While at Harvard, he was the recipient of a Harvard College Scholarship and lived in Eliot House where he played house vollyball. He was a member of the Young Republican Club and the Conservative League. David majored in English Literature and graduated with us Magna Cum Laude in 1955, receiving an A.M. in 1956. From 1957 to 1960 he served as an officer in naval intelligence and then attended Harvard Law School receiving his L.L.B in 1963. After graduation from Law School David and his wife Phyllis moved to Osterville, MA, where he practiced law through out his life. He was active in the Bar Association and a featured speaker at the annual meeting of the Estate Planning Council of Cape Cod, and chair of the first Barnstable Cable Advisory Committee from the middle 70’s until his death.
A highlight of David’s career was his work for the Enoch T. Cobb Trust. Under his guidance, the Trust grew into a significant charity and trust funds greatly benefitted Barnstable students. The Trust’s most visible achievement is the new Cobb Astro Park at Barnstable High School. In recognition of David’s work on behalf of the Cobb Trust, Barnstable High School named the park’s observatory “The David B. Cole Observatory.”
A lover of classical music and an accomplished pianist, David was a regular at the Monomoy Theater and the Dennis Playhouse and was active as a lay reader at St. James Episcopal Church. David and his wife were married for 47 years. Phyllis, two sons, and two grandchildren survive him. Donations in his memory may be made to the Enoch T. Cobb Trust,P.P. Box 1358 Hyannis, MA 02601, or the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra,712A Main St. Yarmouthport, MA 02675.

Phyllis Fitzpatrick Harris died on February 25, 2009. She graduated with her Radcliffe class in 1955 and then enjoyed 8 weeks in Europe. In December 1955 she was married to William Rush, who received his MD from Harvard in 1956. They lived in Cambridge while Phyllis served as a Brookline Elementary School Librarian. The Rushes had two daughters and eventually moved to Sacramento, CA. In 1967 they divorced and Phyllis returned to her “Yankee Soul” in New England and to Cambridge where, after three years of courtship, she married Charles Ward Harris in 1970 and had two sons. Classmates will long remember the wonderful 45th Reunion party that she and Chuck hosted at their Watertown Home.
Always a bit of a rebel, Phyllis appreciated diversity in culture and thought. She brought a special spark to all with whom she associated. She enjoyed and was equally comfortable with people of all walks of life and of all parts of the world. She loved the water from her youth throughout all stages of her life. Phyllis is survived by her husband Charles Ward Harris, her two daughters, two sons and six grandchildren. In an undated note she wrote “Dear Family, Remember me with smiles and laughter. For that is how I will remember you. If you only remember me with tears, then don’t remember me at all.

Addison (Addie) W. Closson, Jr. of Manchester MA passed away on March 12th 2009, after a year-long battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). While at Harvard he majored in Government and lived in Leverett House, serving on the House hockey team and competing on Harvard’s sailing team. He was also in the Ski Club, and a member of the Hasty Pudding, Porcellian and Varsity Clubs. After graduating with us in 1955, he served in the U.S. Navy as a Lieutenant JG, and skippered a PT boat that served as the Eisenhower presidential launch in Newport RI. Addie subsequently joined the family firm of Beckwith Arden, which manufactured shoe and military components.
Throughout his business career, Addie was a prolific inventor and held a number of patents, including, most recently, one for ballistic protective fabrics for diplomatic and military vehicles and equipment.
Addie was known for his wit, charm, generosity and devotion to his many friends and family. Besides sailing, tennis, socializing, storytelling, and music (he was a talented jazz pianist), his greatest joys were his family, class reunions, and his beloved Labrador retriever, Hattie, the last dog to attend a Harvard football game.
Addie is survived by two sons and a daughter, three grandchildren, his former wife Fabia (Frenning) Windel, mother of his children, two sisters and Hattie.
A memorial service will be held on April 25th at 10 AM at the St. John’s Episcopal Church at 705 Hale Street in Beverly Farms, MA. Donations may be made in his honor to the Berkley School of Music of Boston.

David B. Cole, February 22, 2009
Phyllis Fitzpatrick Harris, February 25, 2009
More information to follow.

The Class extends its sympathy to Bill Lindemulder on the death of his wife Ann on February 23, 2009. The Lindemulders were married for 51 years.

The February 19 issue of The New York Times published an obituary for Max Bond, who died of cancer on February 18, 2009.

Classmate Sheldon J. Nessell died in Delray Beach, Florida on November 7, 2008. A resident of Dudley House, he was active in house sports, editor of the Dudley Reporter and co-chair of the Social Committee. Sheldon majored in government and was a member of the Social Relations Society and Young Democratic Club while at Harvard.

John Desmond and Roger Bulger are saddened to report the death of their roommate Dick Manning. John sent along the following obituary:

Richard J. Manning, ‘55, died on Thursday, November 20, 2008. He was born in Homestead, PA in 1934 and was the son of Michael and Hanna Conley Manning. While at Harvard Dick majored in American History and lived in Winthrop House. He was a member of the freshman and Varsity basketball teams. In his senior year he was chosen for the Lavietes MVP Award. After graduation he served in the U. S. Army in Korea. His business career was in human resources and he was a retired Vice President of Human Resources for the American Security Bank in Washington, D.C. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Margaret Buffett Manning, his daughters Carrie Manning and Beth Bryant, his son Michael Manning, his stepdaughters Rowena Buffet Timms and Patricia Smith, his stepson John Buffett, his sister, Margaret Mika and ten grandchildren. Donations may be made in Dick’s memory under the Memorial Program to the Harvard College Fund (Attn: Vicky Cabot) in Memory of Richard J. Manning and designated for Financial Aid/Scholarship.

Dick Marson reported the death of Jerold B. Shocker on January 14, 2009, after a brief illness. Jerry was a member of Dudley House where he participated in house athletics. A history major, he was in the A.F.R.O.T.C. and spent three years in the Air Force upon graduating in 1955. Prior to moving to Palm Beach, Jerry's life centered in the Boston area where he was one of the "usual suspects" at fall football class gatherings.
A CPA with a masters degree in taxation, his small accounting practice specialized in professional corporations and tax planning and his clients were spread around the country This afforded him an opportunity to travel, combining business with pleasure.
In our 25th Reunion Report in 1980, Jerry expressed the hope that "'55 has in its ranks the scientist who will come up with the technological breakthrough to solve our energy problems or the politician who will get our country on a sound economical basis."
Jerry is survived by his son Rob, daughter Amy and grandson Ethan. A private service was held and the family requests that donations in his memory be made to the Harvard College Fund (Class of 1955) or to Hospice of Palm Beach County.

Frank Duehay notes that Larry Fane died of prostate cancer at his home in Manhattan on November 28, 2008. A resident of Adams House, he majored in Psychology and was a member House Music Society, PBH and the Hillel Foundation, graduating with us in 1955.

Lawrence Smith Fane was born on Sept. 10, 1933, in Kansas City, Mo., and threw himself into painting as a youth. He continued his hobby during pre-med studies at Harvard. He abandoned medicine to follow his passion for art, and studied at the Boston Museum School and as an apprentice to George Demetrios, a classical sculptor. His assignments included working at a foundry in Florence, Italy, on the enlargement and casting of one of Demetrios's large sculptures.

Larry was awarded a Rome Prize, which allowed him to work at the American Academy in Rome for three years. He taught briefly at the Rhode Island School of Design before moving to New York in 1966, where he was on the art faculty of Queens College for many years.

Under disparate influences like ancient sculpture, Picasso and David Smith, Larry began making semiabstract figurative sculpture in bronze and a combination of steel and black marble concrete. In a 1976 review in The New York Times, Hilton Kramer noted ''the personal poetry'' of his small reliefs in plaster and metal.

But most of Larry's work was becoming much bigger, and The Wall Street Journal in 1985 published an article on the dangers of the welding jobs he was doing on his massive works in steel. He said in an interview, ``I burnt a small crater in my foot once.''

Larry used steel, bronze, concrete, wood and other materials to create Expressionistic forms. He was noted in particular for his work modeled on the drawings of the Italian Renaissance artist and engineer Taccola. Mariano di Jacopo detto il Taccola, who lived and worked in the 14th and 15th centuries, was known for two notebooks of drawings of inventions, including a suction pump and a paddleboat. Larry admired the drawings' ''animated theatricality'' and used them as inspiration to make surreal, nonobjective, organic sculpture.
In 2006, he published an imagined conversation between him and Taccola, titled M.T./L.F.: A Sculptor's Dialogue with Mariano Taccola, 15th-Century Italian Artist-Engineer.

Larry had many one-man shows, including one running at the Zabriskie Gallery in Manhattan until Jan. 17, 2009. He asked that it proceed, despite his illness.

He is survived by his wife, the former Diana Gilmore; his son, Dimitri, of Eton, England; and his daughter, Anthea Fane of Manhattan.

John Lorenz reports that David Outerbridge died peacefully on Monday, December 22 after a long illness. While at Harvard, he resided in Leverett House where he played house squash. He also sang in the Glee Club and majored in Government. After graduating with us in 1955, David spent three years on a Navy destroyer in the North Atlantic.

David was open to new experiences and always seized opportunities to explore different occupations. An avid traveler, a connoisseur of food and wine, and an enthusiastic golfer, David was a regular contributor to many national magazines on all three topics.

He also wrote many books on diverse subjects including: The Last Shepherds, about the remaining traditional shepherds of Europe; Easing the Passage, about taking control of one’s own dying experience; Champion in a Man’s World, a biography of sportswoman and champion golfer Marion Hollins; and The Hangover Handbook, which includes many recipes from Belfast citizens and is translated into several languages, including Russian and Japanese.

After some time in the retail business, he worked for Tools for Freedom, a private foundation that provided tools and technical assistance to Third World countries. This job brought David and his young family to the Philippines for a year.

Later, David became the publisher at The Center for Urban Education, a private organization evaluating the NYC public school system. This job led him to establish his own publishing firm, Outerbridge & Lazard, which published many ground-breaking books, including Touch the Earth, on the American Indians; The Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers Book; The Free People, about the 1960s cultural revolution; Towards a Visual Culture, on the impact of television on education; and The Elephant Man, later made into a major motion picture.

In the late 1970's David and his family moved to Maine. Following the death of his friend Dick Saltonstall, owner/publisher of The Republican Journal and The Bar Harbor Times, David became the publisher of these newspapers, a job he held for three years. He continued to write and edit to the end of his life.

Among his many accomplishments, one that he was proudest of was his award-winning documentary on the potters Shoji Hamada and Bernard Leach, which he produced for the BBC. Another was his professional association as editor and resulting friendships with three actresses: Liv Ullmann, whom he helped with her best-seller Changing; Ali MacGraw, whom he helped with her best-seller Moving Pictures, and Debra Winger, whose recently published Undiscovered was one of his last creative collaborations.

Each author-actress has spent time in Belfast and is a supporter of the Belfast Maskers, another of David’s loves. Close to his heart as well was the log cabin he built with his family on 700 Acre Island in the early 1970's where the family lived for two years and where David continued to go to write into his final years.

David leaves behind his wife of 50 years, Lilias; his sons, Benoni, Oliver, Thomas and Josh; seven grandchildren; and two sisters.
Instead of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Belfast Maskers, PO Box 1017, Belfast, ME 04915.

John Desmond and Roger Bulger are saddened to report that their roommate Richard J. Manning died on November 20, 2008.

Phyllis Yood Beineke notes that Elaine Paradise Muise died on November 24,2008.

Allan Rosenfield passed away from ALS at his home on Sunday, October 12. After Allan's illness became widely known, tributes and awards flooded in to recognize his multi-layered leadership in public health and health care. Allan received a degree in biochemistry with us in 1955 before entering Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons (P&S) to be a doctor, a career goal he put to paper at age 10. After graduating from P&S in 1959, he returned to Boston for an internship and one year of general surgical residency. After two years in the U.S. Air Force, he entered the obstetrics and gynecology residency program at what is now Brigham and Women's Hospital.

The path that led him to be called "doctor to millions" started when he was stationed with the Air Force in South Korea and an interest in underserved populations was sparked. He sought out work abroad and combined a teaching assignment in a new medical school in Nigeria with a honeymoon with Clare, his wife of more than 40 years. Assignments in Africa and Thailand laid the groundwork for his lifetime commitment to global public health. That commitment brought him back to Columbia in 1975, when he was recruited as a professor of public health to found a Center for Population and Family Health and to head ambulatory services in the medical school's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He served as acting chairman of obstetrics and gynecology for two years before becoming dean of the School of Public Health.

His assignment at Columbia spanned 33 years but his impact on public health spanned the globe. While addressing worldwide health needs, he identified gaps in local health care delivery that paralleled challenges in distant countries. He and colleagues created evening clinics for adolescent women and men and innovative school-based clinics in middle and high schools throughout Upper Manhattan.

Allan become dean at Columbia's School of Public Health in 1986. He led the school to new heights and was the longest serving dean of any school of public health in the nation. In 1998, the School was renamed the Mailman School of Public Health. Public health started as a program in the medical school, but Allan was integral to the program becoming a full-fledged school with a world-class reputation for educating public health professionals, providing access to care where it was needed, raising awareness of AIDS (including mother-to-child transmission of HIV) in the developing world, and promoting reproductive health and empowerment of women to control their own bodies.

Allan and colleagues used foundation support to launch the MTCT-Plus Initiative to extend AIDS treatment to mothers, their children, and families. A $125 million grant from the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief enabled the creation of the International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs; more than 500,000 individuals in sub-Saharan Africa have benefited from treatment.

Allan's leadership also physically unified most of Columbia's public health programs under one roof when the school moved into the building formerly occupied by the New York State Psychiatric Institute. In 2006, thanks to the generosity of many donors, the Columbia University Trustees named the Allan Rosenfield Building in tribute to him. He ushered in many academic initiatives and degree programs, strengthened the school's six departments, and recruited new faculty to broaden the scope of academic public health to include health care finance, environmental issues, epidemiological and biostatistical assessment of diseases, the impact of social and behavioral issues on health, disaster preparedness, and reproductive and maternal and child health care.

Many organizations outside Columbia also benefited from Allan's vision, including the Association of Schools of Public Health (he was former chair), the Executive Board of the American Public Health Association, the Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee of WHO's Human Reproductive Programme, the boards of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the Guttmacher Institute, the New York State Department of Health AIDS Advisory Council, and amfAR. He served on the boards of many other nonprofits, including the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

Allan leaves his wife Clare, son Paul and daughter-in-law Rachel, daughter Jill and son-in-law Marc Baker, and five grandchildren. Condolences can be sent to the family c/o Mailman School of Public Health, 722 West 168th Street, Suite 1040G, New York, NY 10032. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Allan Rosenfield Fund at the Mailman School of Public Health, 722 West 168 Street, 14th Fl., New York, NY 10032.

The Class extends its sympathy to Michael Moskow and his wife Donna on the recent tragic loss of their son Kenneth, '83, who died of a heart attack on the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Dick Marson notes that the Boston Globe published the notice of Carol Alexander Novak's death on September 3, 2008. Carol is survived by her daughter and son, three grandchildren and her domestic partner.
Gifts in her name may be made to either the Jewish-Arab community Neveh Shalom in Israel
( www.oasisofpeace.org) or Planned Parenthood (www.plannedparenthood.com).

Carl Goldman and Dick Dolins (via Ilene) report that Burt Berson passed away on Sunday, July 13, 2008. Burt was active in Dunster House sports, the Pre-Med Society and PBH. A Dean's list student, he graduated with a degree in biology in 1955 and received an MD from the University of Rochester in 1959.
After time in the U.S. Army Medical Service, Burt did a three year orthopedic residency at the Mount Sinai Hospital and over time became the chief of sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery at the hospital, as well as associate clinical professor of orthopedic surgery at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In our 50th Report Burt listed his most important professional activity as establishing the position of Director in Chief of cerebral palsy and sports medicine clinics at Mount Sinai and associated hospitals for the treatment of indigent patients.
Burt had pancreatic cancer for 2 1/2 years and lived far beyond what they thought he would. The funeral was Tuesday, July 15th. Rabbi Harvey Tattlebaum officiated at a very special service. He leaves his special significant other - Joyce Hirsch (they have been together for 10 years), two children and two grandchildren.
Joyce lives at 1764 Bay Blvd. Atlantic Beach, NY. 11509.

Malcom Davis reports that his Dunster House roommate John Buckler Parsons passed away peacefully on June 19, 2008 in Baltimore, Md.
While at Harvard "Bucky"participated on the House hockey and golf teams and was a member of the Dance Committee and the Harvard Outing Club. He graduated with us in 1955 with a degree in Economics.
Bucky's professional career spanned four decades of computer development as he worked for IBM, ITT, Honeywell, Unysis and other computer companies. He was an avid and expert golfer, and after retiring obtained his Master Teaching Certificate from the Professional Golf Teachers of America. Bucky taught golf both in Canada and the U.S. Other sports he loved were skiing, fishing, bird hunting, flying small planes and skeet and trap shooting.
He is survived by his wife, the former Gwen Hewey; sister, Marion; children, Gregory, Traci, Stuart, and Sharon and four stepchildren, 18 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice. Gwen lives at 1556 Lake Annis Road, R.R. 1 South Ohio. Nova Scotia BOW 3 EO Canada.

The Class extends its sympathy to Al Rossow on the death of his wife Phyllis on June 5th. Phyllis was a loyal follower of Harvard football, who attended many a tailgate with fellow '55ers over the years. We will miss her.
The Rossows are planning a small funeral service next week to be followed by a Memorial service sometime in the Fall.

Your Class Secretary is sorry to send along notice of the deaths of
Melville G. MacKay, Jr., April 15, 2008
Richard L. Romonek, June 24, 2007

Dick Marson reports that Martin Herbert Myers died on April 19, 2008. Marty was a member of Leverett House where he was in the Christmas show. He was a student teacher for PBH and participated in Drumbeats and Song. Marty received his AB in Social Relations with us in 1955. Upon graduation he served in the Army as a TI&E instructor. Later he trained in retail and worked for the Tandy Corporation for many years, before going into real estate. He is survived by his wife Linda, son Andrew and daughter Lauren.

Your Class Secretary reports the following deaths received from a January 1st through March 26th, 2008 Necrology Report from the Harvard Alumni Association:
Patricia Nye Harding, October 23, 2007
George M. Notter, Jr., December 26, 2007
Eugene J. Ryan, February 25, 2008
Robert L. Shirley, March 8, 2008
No further information is available at this time.

Frank Duehay reports that Ted Vautrinot passed away quietly on Thursday, September 15, 2007 at the AVOW Hospice in Naples, Florida. He had been dealing with pancreatic cancer for five years. Ted was with us for two years before joining the Air Force for a tour of 24 years. He received his B.S. from the University of Wyoming in 1967 and an M.B.A. from USC in 1976. At the time of our 50th he listed as his most rewarding activity "Teaching economics (preaching capitalism) in Eastern Europe (Romania and Slovakia) for the International Executive Service Corps." Ted also sang in barbershop quartets for 36 years and enjoyed sailing, golf and flying.
Ted is survived by his wife Patricia, three daughters and four grandchildren. There will be a memorial Mass in Naples at St Peter the Apostle church on Sat. Nov. 24 at 10 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your local Hospice, to the church of your choosing or to the Barbershop Society to which you belong. There will be another memorial service at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Middle Granville, New York next spring.

Your Class Secretary also reports the following additional deaths received from a November Necrology Report from the Harvard Alumni Association:
Peter J. Belton, October 18, 2007
James B. Canning, February 6, 2007
Sherman S. Chang, May 22, 2005
Henriette Doll DeVity, June 2, 2007
Edwin V. Erbe, Jr., July 16, 2007
Marie Dumper Ferguson, May, 12, 2000
Stephen J. Sigler, November 1, 2006

On October 31, 2007 Bernard R. Kafka passed away suddenly at the age of 76.
While at Harvard he was a resident of Adams House where he played on the house football, basketball and baseball teams. He was also a member of PBH and the Pi Eta. Bernie earned his A.B..with us in 1955 and his J.D. at Boston University School of Law in 1958. He was a practicing attorney for over 40 years with the law firm Kafka & Kaufman, P.C. in Sharon, MA where he lived most of his life. He had been admitted to practice in all the Courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the United States District Courts for the District of Massachusetts and the District of Columbia and the Courts of Appeal in both of those Federal Districts. Bernie was a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, the District of Columbia Bar Association, the American Trial Lawyers Association, the Norfolk County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the Massachusetts Conveyancers Association.
Bernie was a devoted community member, supporting the Sharon Rotary Club for over 40 years and serving as governor of some 3,500 district members of Rotary International in 1988-'89. He was also an active member of the Sharon Historical Society, the Sharon Chamber of Commerce, the Friends of the Sharon Public Library and many other civic and social organizations in the town. When asked to provide his most rewarding professional/volunteer activity for his 50th Reunion Report, Bernie replied "helping those in need."
Over 500 people attended his Memorial Service held in Sharon..
Bernie is survived by Georgette, his wife of 52 years, his six children and eight grandchildren and many nieces and nephews..
Remembrances may be made to the Sharon Rotary Club, Gifts of Hope Program, P.O. Box 534, Sharon, MA 02067.

Harvard Magazine reports that Charles Cummings Gifford, Jr. died on June 10, 2007 in West Hartford, CT. Bill Coughlin, a classmate of his at Roxbury Latin, reports that he lived at home in Cambridge while with us at Harvard and was "just a great guy." Charles served in the Army in Germany as a Russian Language Specialist and as an oceanographer at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution before spending most of his life as a mathematics and science teacher at various Connecticut private schools. He is survived by his wife Mildred, two daughters and a son.

Carlota Shipman Smith died on May 24, 2007. She leaves her cherished husband John Robertson, a professor at the U. of Texas Law School, her children, Alison and husband Alan, and Joel and wife Rosemary and her grandchildren Sylvia and Ari. Carlota was a professor in the Linguistics Department at the U. of Texas. Her research included language acquisition, language and literature, and Navajo, Mandarin, and French linguistics. She was a strong advocate for women throughout the university.

Peter Lee Shoup
died of a heart attack on June 2, 2007. He is survived by his wife Harriet and two daughters. Peter lived at 3932 Via Reposo, Rancho Santa Fe, CA, 92067-1885.

Edward K. Moll, 74, of Bath ME died Tuesday, September 11, 2007 at Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Massachusetts. He was born in Toledo, Ohio in 1933, son of Edward H. Moll and Irene Kuhlman Moll. Ed grew up in Longmeadow, Massachusetts and graduated from Springfield Technical High School in 1951. He attended Harvard and MIT simultaneously, receiving a degree in Applied Science from Harvard and in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from MIT. A resident of Dunster House, he graduated Magna Cum Laude with us in June, 1955.
On June 9, 1956 Ed married Gene Skewis and raised six children. In 1963 they moved to Bath, Maine where he went to work for BIW. Ed started there as Chief Hull Engineer and ended as Director of Production Design in a thirty-four year career. He received numerous citations for excellence in his work and retired in 1997.
Ed was community oriented and served two terms as president of the Bath YMCA and two terms as Senior Warden of Grace Episcopal Church, Bath. He was currently on the Board of Directors of the Bath Historical Society. His hobbies included fine furniture refinishing, sailing, golfing and choral singing. He sang tenor when First Parish Church, Brunswick, went to England and Scotland in 2003 and again when they went to Ireland and Wales in 2006. His local choir was Grace Church, Bath and he sang with the Calvary Church Choir in Santa Cruz, California when he was there.
When the Maine Maritime Museum started in Bath in 1963, in a storefront downtown, Ed was the first Director of Exhibits and built 20 glass and wood cases for shop models they had acquired.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Gene, four daughters and two sons and thirteen grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Grace Church Music Program, Grace Episcopal Church, 1100 Washington St., Bath, Maine, 04530. Services are at 12:30 on Saturday, September 29 at Grace Episcopal Church in Bath. Reception to follow at Maine Maritime Museum.

The Boston Globe on September 12th noted the death of classmate Anthony Day on September 2, 2007. Tony's wife Lynn survives him. Her address is 135 Ridgecrest Drive, Santa Fe, NM 87505.

David Halberstam was born on April 10, 1934 in New York City.His father was a surgeon in the military and his mother a teacher. The family moved around the country during his childhood, spending time in Texas, Minnesota and Connecticut.
While at Harvard Dave resided in Dunster House, and served as the Assistant Sports Editor and Managing Editor of the Crimson. He received his AB in History with us in June, 1955.
Upon graduating, Dave worked as a general assignment reporter in the south in Mississippi and then in Tennessee after six months in the Army in South Carolina. In 1960 he went to work as a reporter in the Washington Bureau of the New York Times. The Times sent him to the Congo and eventually to Vietnam in 1962 where he shared a Pulitzer Prize in 1964 for his international reporting which often rankled those in power within the government and military. He finished his book on "The Making of a Quagmire"in 1965. In 1967 Dave began a career as a free-lance writer. A gifted storyteller, he wrote 21 books, 15 of which were bestsellers.His 1972 book about US government leaders during the Vietnam era."The Best and the Brightest" established his
reputation as a chronicler of power-- how it was accrued and used, whatever the arena and whoever the protagonists Other books included "America and Vietnam During the Kennedy Era," "The Unfinished Odyssey of Robert Kennedy," "The Powers That Be," and "The Breaks of the Game The best-seller, "War in a Time of Peace," about American involvement in the Persian Gulf was a runner-up for the Pulitzer Prize in nonfiction.
Dave wrote about subjects as diverse as Robert F. Kennedy, the American media, Michael Jordan, the Japanese auto industry, and a pair of local sports legends, Ted Williams and Bill Belichick, the latter dissected in the 2006 book "The Education of a Coach." His "The Summer of '49" detailed one of the greatest pennant races between the Red Sox and the New York Yankees and the central role baseball played in postwar America. We will remember him for "My Twenty Years" in our 20th Anniversary Report and for "Preface: The Frank Sinatra Generation" which prefaced our 50th Anniversary Report.
Dave had just finished correcting the galleys of what will be his 21st book, "The Coldest Winter," about battles in the Korean War in the winter of 1950 and 1951. The 700-plus page book, which he worked on for 10 years, is scheduled to be published by Hyperion in September.
Dave is survived by his wife, Jean and daughter Julia. Jean comments "Dave would like to be remembered as an historian and particularly remembered for his generosity to his peers and young people choosing the field of journalism,"
A Memorial Service will be held at 4:00 PM on Tuesday, June 12 in the Riverside Church, 121st and Riverside Drive, New York. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Dave's name to Teach for America, Mississippi Delta, 299 South 9th Street, Suite 212, Oxford, Mississippi 38655.
(Boston Globe Newspaper staff writers David Abel, Gordon Edes, and Don Aucoin contributed to this obituary. Material from the Associated Press was also used.)

Renny Little is sorry to report that Dave Halberstam was killed in a car crash Monday, April 23, 2007 at 1:30 PM (EDT) while working on a book about the legendary 1958 NFL championship game between the Baltimore Colts and the New York Giants.
Dave was riding in a car that attempted to take a left hand turn and was broadsided by another vehicle in Menlo Park, about 25 miles south of San Francisco. Although he was extricated before the car caught fire, he was pronounced dead at the scene, and the cause appeared to be internal injuries according to the San Mateo County Coroner.
At the time of the car accident, Dave was being driven to an interview with Hall of Fame quarterback Y.A. Tittle by a graduate journalism student from the University of California at Berkeley, where Dave had visited and spoke to journalism students over the weekend.
Menlo Park police are still investigating the accident. The driver of the car carrying Dave and the operator of the car that crashed into his were both injured, but not seriously.
Dave's wife Jean said Monday that she would remember Dave most for his "unending, bottomless generosity to young journalists."
We will all remember his deep base voice and his friendship with all our classmates. He is also survived by his daughter, Julia. The Class will await the family's decision as to how they wish to recognize Dave and will act at that time.

Dick Marson reports that Peter William Kenney died on February 18, 2007 in Homewood, Alabama. Rosemary, his wife of forty years, informed me that Pete put up a valiant fight against prostate cancer. He majored in Government and was in Winthrop House while with us at Harvard. A freshman and JV football player, Pete also participated in track. He was a member of the Fly Club and the Hasty Pudding.
After receiving his AB in 1955, Pete served in the U.S. Army and embarked on an eleven year career in the reinsurance business and then over twenty years as a teacher and administrator in CT, ME, and AL. Along the way he earned an MA from Villanova and an M.Ed. and Ed.D. from the University of Maine.
Pete retired in 1992 and then pursued his hobbies, being active in senior track and field at the local, state, regional and national levels, and winning awards in a number of events in the Alabama Senior Olympics and the National Senior Games. He also wrote magazine articles and book reviews, contributing biographical essays for library reference books published by Thomson Gale such as the Armchair Detective, Mystery Readers Journal and the Dictionary of Literary biography. The Kenneys discovered ballroom dancing in 2003.
Pete is survived by his wife, a brother, three nieces and five nephews. After a Mass of Resurrection Pete was buried in the Field of Honor at Currie-Jefferson Memorial Gardens. Rosemary lives at 606 Devon Drive, Birmingham AL 35209.

On Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007, while traveling in Bijapur, India, Roland Hok died of an apparent heart attack at age 74.
While at Harvard, he was a Harvard Scholar residing in Lowell House where he was active in house soccer and squash and was a tenor in the Harvard Glee Club. Roland graduated with us in 1955 with an AB in biology and then went on to receive an MD at the McGill Medical School in 1959. A three year course in ophthalmology at the Ohio State University Hospitals followed. Roland interned at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York City, then worked in a mobile medical clinic for the African Research Foundation in Kenya. Roland practiced privately in Concord, New Hampshire for 34 years.
He loved working with his hands, and his broad curiosity led him to try many different projects. He held wide interests in farming, evolutionary biology and life sciences, music, woodworking, alternative energy, and politics. He experimented with pottery, carpentry, wood turning, milling lumber, brewing hard cider, raising cows and sheep, building wood-fired saunas and bread ovens, and growing shitake mushrooms on logs. He took as much satisfaction from learning how to do new things as from the results of his endeavors.
Roland took pleasure in hard work. With help from his wife Kitty and other farming friends, he cultivated an abundant organic garden. He grew beds of raspberries and blueberries, and found joy in picking and sharing them with neighbors and friends. He loved to dig potatoes and stack firewood with his grandchildren, Ben, Russell and Sam O'Donnell. His greatest pleasure was the enjoyment others took from his work.

Roland also took an active part in the greater Concord community. At the Unitarian Church, he enjoyed participating in monthly discussion groups, working on various committees, and taking part in the annual spring cleaning. Loving music, he was a charter member of the Concord Chorale, sang in the church choir, wrote songs for family occasions, and enjoyed playing his fiddle with the Strathspey and Reel Society. His term on the Concord City Council gave him respect for the work and difficulties involved in politics. He also played a large role in running Frontiers of Knowledge, a local lecture series.
While his family and the local community were the center of Roland's life, he had a global outlook that prompted his participation in politics, environmentalism and international service. Many people were hosted in the Hok household, from foreign exchange students to political campaign workers and SERVAS travelers. He was an early proponent of solar power, and installed a solar water heating system and solar porch in his home. During his retirement, Roland donated his medical services in Nepal and Guatemala.
Roland is survived by his wife Katharyn (Kitty) Saltonstall (R '56) and four children: Thomas, Jennifer, Timothy and Katharyn. Donations can be made to the Unitarian Church, at 274 Pleasant St., Concord, NH, or checks can be marked in his memory and sent to the Louis August Jonas Foundation, 9A West Market St., Rhinebeck, N.Y. 12572.( Excerpts from the Concord, NH Journal.)

William Herring Chrisman, 74, of Paradise Valley, Arizona and Christmas Cove, Maine, died on January 29, 2007. He was born June 28, 1932 in Evanston, Illinois and grew up in Winnetka, Illinois. Bill attended Choate School in Wallingford, Connecticut. While at Harvard he majored in Economics lived in Winthrop House and ran cross country, track and the Bostom Marathon three times. He was a member of the Freshman Union Committee, PBH, and the Hasty Pudding Club. A loyal supporter of the Class of 1955, he was a member of the Permanent Class Committee and, with Dan Donahoe, engineered a very successful mini-reunion for his classmates in Arizona, in 2000.
Upon graduating with us in 1955, Bill served as an artillery officer in the U. S Army in West Germany with the Second Armored Division. He started his career in advertising at Leo Burnett in Chicago. He moved to the Clairol Division of Bristol-Myers in NewYork, where he developed and marketed twelve hair products, among them the Frost and Tip Kit, which became the Cosmetics Fair magazine product of the year for 1968. Also for Clairol, he planned, designed, built, and operated Big Surf, the world's first authentic water surfing facility located in Tempe, Arizona, for which he won the Builders of Greater Arizona award in 1971. Bill took the first wave himself. He later developed a line of "Famous Iowa Foods," which won acclaim from the likes of Bon Appetite magazine. In 1987, he started Real Estate Valuation Consultants from which he recently retired.
Bill was an endurance athlete. He climbed the highest mountain on three continents and continued running marathons. Knee problems caused him to switch to Masters Open Water long distance swim races throughout the United States. He swam from Point Bonita, California to under the Golden Gate Bridge, around Alcatraz and into Aquatic Park in San Francisco, and also around Key West, Florida, and was contracted to be the oldest English Channel swimmer at age 70. His dream was aborted by a torn shoulder rotator cuff three months before the attempt.
Bill's love of Harvard was demonstrated by continuing involvement in the affairs of the College. Recently he sponsored the student-driven Living Wage Campaign at Harvard to raise salaries of service workers there. He felt that he had been born into fortunate circumstances and that he had advantages other youths, smarter than he, did not have. After college, Bill sought out high school students of excellent character and leadership ability from low-income neighborhoods in Chicago and New York and mentored them to achieve full scholarships from Harvard. Bill was a fourth-generation Western Iowa Hill Country farm operator. In recent years, he continued mentoring students, this time outstanding Iowa farmers' daughters, to obtain full scholarships from Vanderbilt, Harvard, and Notre Dame, among others. He taught Sunday school for 18 years at the Paradise Valley United Methodist Church, volunteered at the André House Hospitality Center for the Homeless in Phoenix, and at the Bath Area Soup Kitchen in Maine.
Bill enjoyed his summers boating on his beloved Midwester II, a modified wooden lobster boat. A kind and gentle man with grace, style, and good humor, He will be deeply missed by his family, classmates and friends.
Bill is survived by his wife, Margaret ("Maggie") Chrisman, his daughters Katherine Chrisman and Emily Stocking, his sons-in-law William Tucker and Randal Stocking, step-children Amelia Cramer, Janet Grossman, and Peter Craig, their spouses, Amy Cramer and Douglas Grossman and nine grandchildren. A memorial service was held on Saturday, February 17, 2007 at the Paradise Valley United Methodist Church, 4455 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Core Knowledge Foundation, 801 E. High Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902 or The Damariscotta River Association, P.O. Box 333, Damariscotta, ME 04543.

Joseph M. Donald Jr., M.D., 74, passed away Friday, December 29, 2006. Born and reared in Birmingham, Alabama, Joe lived in Hollis and Adams House while at Harvard, where he played house football, golf and softball. A pre-med student, he majored in biology and graduated with us in 1955. Joe was a member of the BAT Club and the Hasty Pudding Club. He was awarded his M.D. degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine and completed his internship at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.
After completing his residency in surgery at the University of Alabama Medical Center, he began the private practice of surgery in Birmingham in 1964. Before his retirement, Joe was chief of surgery at South Highlands Hospital, predecessor of Health South Medical Center on Birmingham's South side. He was a past president of the Alabama Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, Birmingham Surgical Society, and Southern Surgeons Club. He was also active in the Southern Surgical Association, Jefferson County Medical Society, and Birmingham Clinical Society. A lifelong resident of Birmingham, Joe was a member of The Country Club of Birmingham, The Redstone Club, Mountain Brook Club, and Matthews Marauders Dogfight.
He is survived by his wife, Forsyth Sellers Donald; his daughters, Virginia Donald Latham (Carl Richard) of Atlanta, George, and Kathryn Donald Shook of Birmingham; and his son, Joseph Marion Donald, III (Mary Carney) of Birmingham. Joe also is survived by a brother, Thomas Towey Donald, M.D. (Anna); a sister, Diane Donald; and six grandchildren: Elizabeth Sellers Shook, Henry Lindstrom Shook, Jr., Caroline Carney Donald, Elizabeth Harris Forsyth Donald, Joseph Marion Donald IV, and Virginia Forsyth Latham. Honorary pallbearers at his service and burial included his college roommate Michael Pizitz.
Memorials may be directed to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 14 Office Park Circle, Birmingham, AL 35223, or the Emmet O'Neal Library, 50 Oak Street, Birmingham, AL 35213.

The Class extends it sympathy to Frank Molloy on the death of his wife Mary on December 12th.The Molloys were married for over 48 years. Mary was a retired Boston School Teacher.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary's memory to St. Mary's Life Teen Center, 420 High Street, Dedham, MA 02026.

Wally Bregman reports that Mayer Hecht died on Wednesday, October 18th. Mayer had informed Wally recently that he had a terminal cancer. Wally and Robbie attended the funeral on Friday, October 20th.
Mayer is survived by his wife Joy, a daughter, son and four grandchildren.

Dick Marson reports that Carl L. Coran has died.
A telephone call to Carl's son Mark (his wife Ursel is in Germany) informed me that he died either late night August 16, or early morning, August 17, 2006. Mark did not disclose the cause of death (and I forgot to ask!).

Carl was a Lowell House resident, serving on the House Social Committee. He was also a member of the Hillel Foundation and the A.F.R.O.T.C. After graduating with us he spent two years in the Air Force as an intelligence officer and shortly thereafter, entered federal service which he made his career.
Carl traveled extensively from 1961 to 1975 when he was reassigned to Washington where he was selected to attend the National Defense University and also received a Masters from George Washington University. At the time of our 25th in 1980 he was serving as an Administrative Officer for the Department of the Air Force. In Washington he was active with the Boy Scouts of America and a member of a number of charitable institutions.
I have little information from the last 26 years except to note that he lived in Fairfax, VA and his address at one time was the American Embassy. At the time of our 40th he was attached to the Office of Information Technology for the Central Intelligence Agency.
Carl is survived by his wife Ursel, son Mark and two sisters.

Henry Scammell died of a heart attack on July 29, 2006 while undertaking one of his favorite passions - fishing near Monomoy Island off Chatham, MA. He would have been the first to proclaim that it was the way to go. For a history of his life leading up to his entrance to Harvard in 1951 and life thereafter, refer to the 50th Report. Suffice to say that he graduated magna cum laude in 1961, completing the requirements in two years.
At the time of our 25th Henry was a freelance writer and owned an advertising agency. His firm produced the logo used for our 25th Reunion, which was updated and used for the 50th Report. When the agency folded Henry moved to Orleans and turned to writing full time. He was a prolific writer. He wrote letters to the editor for newspapers; articles for magazines, and about a dozen books. He excelled in translating complicated medical and legal jargon into easy-to-understand prose. One of his earliest books "The Road Back," highlighted a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. Five years after its publication, a group of patients formed the Road Back Foundation which advocated research and education regarding the treatment and causes of the disease. Henry served on the Foundation's board of directors for many years, responding by mail, e-mail or telephone to anyone who contacted him after reading his book.
Contributions should be directed to the Foundation. (www.roadback.org).
Henry's last book, written in 2004, was entitled "Giant Killers: The Team and the Law that Help Whistle-Blowers Recover America's Stolen Billions". At the time of his death He was hoping his next book would expand upon the life of one of the deeply affected whistle-blowers.
Among their volunteer activities, Henry and Caroline went to South Africa where they helped to construct homes, clinics and day care centers. He could always be counted to help with class activities, writing the "Class Profile - 15 Years Out, Whatever Happened to the Class of 1955?, Nothing Personal of Course",which he wrote supposedly based on anonymous questionnaires received from classmates. This was also true for the "Class Profile Forty-Five years out - Hope for Extended Life Dimming". For the 50th Report, your Report editor sent him to Okefenokee Swamp to interview honorary classmate Pogo Possum. Henry was up to the task and Pogo's report reflects Henry's wonderful articulate sense of humor and knowledge of his subject and of U.S. history
Henry is survived by his wife Caroline and two daughters; a stepson and stepdaughter; four grandchildren and his former wife Lorna Hoover. A memorial service was held on Thursday, August 3, 2006. The Class was represented by our Treasurer, Dick Zwetsch.
(Exerpts taken from an obituary by Machael Naughton, Globe Correspondent
published in the Boston Globe on August 2, 2006.)

James B. Palais died on Sunday, August 6th after a long illness. He lived in Straus, played freshman basketball and lived in Kirkland House, graduating with us in 1955. He then joined the Army as an EM and enrolled at the Army Language School in Monterey, California.,where he intended to study Russian, but the classes were full. Jim opted for Korean instead and upon matriculation, spent a year and a half in Korea. He then went on to receive a master's degree from Yale and a Ph.D. from Harvard in the subject.
This proved fortunate for students of Korean history, as Jim became one of the field's foremost scholars, mentoring a generation of academics and writing books still regarded as authoritative during his 33 year tenure at the University of Washington in Seattle.
Jim continued to teach part time after his retirement from the UW in 2001.TheJames B. Palais Professorship of Korean History was established in his honor at the UW. After his retirement, he served as dean for international studies at Sungkyunkwan University in Korea for three years.
Jim wrote books on Korea's history and human rights, most notably the 1,230-page "Confucian Statecraft and Korean Institutions", a work covering 500 years of Korean history. The book won the John Whitney Hall Book Prize as the best book on Japan or Korea in 1998 by the Association for Asian Studies. Some of his writings were controversial, such as his characterization of Korea as a slave society for part of its history. That was unpopular with some Korea-based scholars, but even they had respect for his meticulous research which led him to study texts written in Korean, Chinese and Japanese.
In addition to his wife, Jane Palais, son Mike Palais, and daughter-in-law Sandra Evans of Tacoma, Jim is survived by daughter Julie Schneider of California and one grandson.
There was no funeral at his request, but the UW is organizing a memorial. No date has been set. Donations in Jim's name can be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or the American Cancer Society.
(Excerpts taken from an obituary written by Jim Brunner, Seattle Times staff reporter, used with permission of the Seattle Times Company.)

Peter Elvins died on April 8, 2004 at Massachusetts General Hospital after a five-year remission from esophageal cancer. Equipped with a bass voice and an aura of confidence, Peter had a lifelong passion for opera. Passing for 18, he was hired as a chorister for the prestigious Chautauqua Opera Company in New York when he was 15, beginning a 55-year career as an opera singer and teacher that led him to perform all over the world.
Born in Cambridge, Peter grew up in St. Louis. He returned to study English at Harvard, graduating cum laude with us in 1955. He then joined the Army, where he became one of the original 12 members of the US Army Chorus.
In 1957 he married Anna Gabrieli, also a well-known opera singer and voice teacher. Moving to Milan with their young children in 1962, Peter and his wife studied voice and sang in various opera houses. Peter was also a writer and editor and worked as a correspondent at La Scala, the opera house in Milan, Italy, for The Metropolitan Opera Guild's magazine, "Opera News."
He wrote articles and interviews of important conductors, singers, set designers, and teachers, and reviews of all the operas during his tenure there in the '60's until his move to Germany to sing in 1971. After living in Milan for nine years, Peter moved to Germany where he sang for six years in the opera houses of Osnabrueck, Ulm, Heidelberg, and Coburg. He also had leading roles in Spain, Austria, and Belgium.
Returning to the United States in 1977, he performed in New York, San Francisco, Connecticut, and Boston, where he was a regular performer with the Boston Lyric Opera between 1980 and 1989.
Peter spent the last 25 years of his life teaching voice and courses in opera, the latter attended by many of his classmates.
In addition to his wife, Peter leaves three daughters, Elisabeth Culver of Yorba Linda, CA, Eleonora of Montclair, N.J., and Laura of Belmont; a brother, Mercer Van den Burg of St. Louis; two sisters; Elizabeth Millis of St. Louis and Theodora Woolfe of Ft. Lauderdale; and his stepfather, Herbert Van den Burg of St Louis. His wife Anna lives at 710 Pleasant Street in Belmont, MA 02478-1523.

Frank Nahigian reports that Frank Yoffe died on April 29, 2006 after a long illness. No further information is available at this time.

Joe Schildkraut died on June 26, 2006, after an illness related to cancer which persisted over this last year. After looking forward to our 50th for some time Joe, leaving with an elevated temperature, was able to attend only the first day.
Joe, not surprising those of us who knew him in college, achieved great academic distinction early in his professional career. His hypothesis on the neuropsychopharmacology and biochemistry of affective disorders published in 1965, only two years after completing his residency in psychiatry, served to stimulate and advance the early emergence of the field of clinical neuropsychopharmacology. This work became the most frequently cited paper ever published in the American Journal of Psychiatry.
Joe's later work explored the interelatedness of depression, spirituality and artistic creativity.
Joe retired as Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School in June, 2004. For his entire Harvard career, Joe maintained his office at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center.
Many of us who sat near him at football games remember Joe's enthusiastic encouragement of the Harvard team.
Betsy and Joe were proudest of their two sons, Peter and Michael. Peter works as a telecommunications lawyer at Arnold and Porter in Washington, D.C. Mike works in management for Eli Lilly and Company in Indianapolis.
Memorial gifts may be made to The Joseph Schildkraut Massachusetts Mental Health Center Fund at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, c/o BIDMC Psychiatry, 185 Pilgrim Road, Boston, MA 02215.
There will be a memorial service on Sunday, September 17, at 2 pm in Memorial Church

The Boston Globe published a notice on May 24, 2006 of the death of Richard H. Litner, MD, who died on May 22, 2006 from complications due to a back injury. Dick wrote in the 50th Report that his most rewarding professional activity was "having the opportunity to provide surgical care to thousands of children and adults from 1961 to 2004, and to experience the satisfaction of saving many precious lives".
Dick is survived by his wife Sandra, his children Meryl, Jill, Scott and five grandchildren.

David Ingle died on January 14 due to complications from coronary artery disease and an autoimmune neurological illness. A member of Kirkland House, he was a member of the varsity cross country and track teams and PBH. Dave graduated with us in 1955 with a degree in the biochemical sciences. After work with a settlement house group in Washington, D.C. he earned a doctorate in biopsychology from the University of Chicago. Although torn between neuroscience and the realm of world theater, he pursued a career in the former, teaching and doing research at the Harvard Medical School, publishing dozens of articles and chapters on Animal behavior and brain functions, editing five books and organizing seven international conferences. David also served as a visiting professor at Boston College, Brandeis and Northeastern before retiring from full-time work in scientific research in 1992 for health reasons.
Upon retirement David focused on his historical and music interests, encouraged by the late Derek Lamb and upon bonding with actress-folklorist Libby Franck. He was known for his thorough research into Scottish, Irish and English drinking songs and ballads. David was a great storyteller, and he and Libby spent 14 adventuresome years producing shows for colleges, libraries, historical societies and even a pub or two. Our Class enjoyed his performances at our 45th Reunion, and at a 50th pre-reunion show a year ago this spring.
In addition to Libby, Dave leaves his mother and two sisters. A memorial service will be held in the spring.

Bats Wheeler reports that Edward Tllton "Ted" Barrett II (no relation to Jim Barrett) died unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 14, 2005 after a year-long illness. He played freshman football but left Harvard, serving in the Army from 1952 to 1954 where he attained the rank of First Lieutenant. He then returned to Harvard and went on to earn a law degree from the Catholic University of America and was admitted to the District of Columbia Bar.
Ted worked for the Esco Corp., a steel foundry equipment company, at its headquarters in Portland, Ore. He was also a sales representative of New England and upstate New York while living in Hingham. He was a 30-year member of the Economic Affairs Division of the Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C. where he researched information and helped create legislation during the administrations of every president from Lyndon Johnson to Bill Clinton. Occasionally he testified before both Senate and House committees addressing such subjects as price controls, tort reform and the petroleum and steel industries.
A longtime resident of Potomac, MD, Ted retired to Harwich Port, MA in 1994. He served on the Harwich Finance Committee since 1996, organized and ran the Harwich Cranberry Festival parade for five years and built houses for low-income Cape residents as a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity. He loved spending time with his dogs, especially his black labrador.
Ted is survived by his wife of 45 years Emily (Lynch) Barrett, a daughter; three sons, and 10 grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to Cape Cod Healthcare Foundation, P.O. Box 370 Hyannis, MA 02601; or to Visiting Nurse Association of Cape Cod Healthcare Foundation, P.O. Box 370, Hyannis, MA 02601.

Jim Pates notes that Alfred E. Lo Presti, Jr. died on August 3, 2005.
No further information is available at this time.

David Hardin Wells died on October 14, 2005 of an apparent heart attack. He graduated in 1957 with no career objectives. With nothing to do, he obtained a job on a racing yacht (Impala) as "steward in charge of food preparation, etc." and found a career.
Dave attended Cornell School of Hotel Administration in 1958 and 1959 as a special student and then embarked on a career in the restaurant business, learning his trade from some of the finest chefs in New England. In 1964 he created his first restaurant, Fiddlers Green, in Duxbury which he ran until he sold it in 1973. He then owned and operated Fiddlers at the Granary Restaurant in Hingham until the early 1980s. He also owned and operated the Winsor House in Duxbury and created the Wicker Tree in North Falmouth. After selling Fiddlers Green, Dave spent the next two years consulting in restaurants and clubs and taught Food and Classical Cuisine at Bunker Hill Community College, along with stints as manager of the Dedham Country & Polo Club, food and beverage director of the Ritz Carlton and as general manager of Lock-Ober's Restaurant in Boston. He described himself as a "turnaround artist" in the field..
In later years, Dave operated a catering business from the professional kitchen in the basement of his home in Duxbury. That is where he also taped a cooking show entitled "Home on the Range" broadcast on Adelphia Cable TV. "Wells done is well done," was his slogan. He also wrote a weekly cooking column for the Duxbury Clipper newspaper.
Dave's hobbies included his family, cooking, gardening, wine-collecting and travel. He also collected and maintained a library of hundreds of cookbooks. Dave served as coordinator of food and beverage for many of our reunions and who can forget his animated cooking demonstration at our 45th Reunion at the Equinox in Vermont.
A celebration of his life was attended by classmates Bill Breed, George Buehler, Bill Coughlin, Bill Lawrence, Rob Leeson, and Renny Little and a large turnout of devoted friends of a man with a great sense of humor who loved fine wine and a good time as much as he loved a well-prepared meal.
In addition to his wife Becky , Dave leaves sons Mason and Squire; a daughter, Selden Tearse, two step-sons, Paul R. Stahl and H. James Stahl; two stepdaughters, Melinda Stahl and Jennifer Whittington, and 11 grandchildren.

Herbert Grossman died at home, on Monday, August 29th, 2005. He lived in Dunster House as an undergraduate where he participated in house sports and was a member of PBH and the Varsity Club. Herb graduated with us in 1955 and went on to receive an M.S. from Fordham and a Ph.D from Columbia. He felt that his Harvard education was a treasured gift and he never underestimated the power of this gift. Much of his professional life was driven by the knowledge that so many of the world's children do not receive a good education.
Herb taught at 17 universities in the U.S. and abroad and authored 10 books on education. Early in his career he was the founder and director of a unique school for severely emotionally disturbed and delinquent teenagers in New York City. Several of his teaching positions were in the developing world, where he trained teachers to work with children with special needs. One of his last jobs was as founder and director of the bilingual/bicultural special education programs at San Jose State University. He was committed, during all of his professional life, to serving the needs of students who were discriminated against because of their race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status or disability.
Herb loved life. He adored his family, had a great sense of humor, loved music, drumming and dancing, traveling and learning about different cultures, hiking and staying fit. His wife believes he was probably just as energetic and fun as when we all knew him as an undergraduate.
He is survived by his wife Suzanne, daughter Michele, son Billy, and sister Roberta. Suzanne's address is 903 Vista Heights Rd., El Cerrito, CA 94530.

Joseph D. Buckley died of cancer in his home on August 15th, 2005. Joe received his AB in economics with us in 1955. He lived in Dunster House and as an undergraduate he served as a research assistant to historian Samuel Eliot Morison, and as a manager of the crew and president of the Speakers Club. An NROTC graduate, Joe served as a communications officer on the destroyer USS Higbee. After his release from active duty he became a sales representative for the Gulf Oil Corp. before becoming an executive with the Norfolk Trust Co. and later BayBank where he was a vice president when he retired in 1991.
Joe's interest in history led him to research and write "Wings Over Cape Cod," a history of the Chatham Naval Air Station. In conducting his research, he corresponded with Guy Ciannavei, then president of the Walpole Historical Society.--at which time they discovered that they were classmates! At the time of his death he was working on the history of the Squantum Naval Air Station in Quincy.
In addition to his wife Eileen, Joe leaves three sons and three daughters. A funeral Mass was held on August 19th in Hingham and burial in the National Cemetery in Bourne, Massachusetts. Donations in his memory can be made to the Arnold Hall Conference Center, Randall St., Pembroke, MA 02358.

George Baum reports that John Voyantzis died recently while visiting his sister in Florida.

Your Class Secretary is sorry to report the deaths of
Charles Richard Jobbins, November 2, 2004
Phillip Justin Rulon, Jr., December 4, 2004

Dick Marson notes that Robert Richards Weiler died on August 2, 2003.
Bob lived in Dunster house where he participated in house sports. He graduated with us in 1955 and received an MS from West Virginia University and an MD from the Medical College in Virginia. After specialty training and time in the Navy, he began a career as an orthopedic surgeon practicing at the Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling, West Virginia.
Bob was active in leadership positions with a number of medical and environmental organizations. He served as president of the West Virginia Society of the Sons of the American Revolution and as a National Trustee at the time of our 25th Reunion. A licensed pilot, Bob enjoyed stamp collecting and genealogy and found time to paint in oils, travel, play golf, and enjoy his family. He is survived by his wife Anita, two daughters, two sons and four grandchildren at the time of our 45th.

Fred C. Shure died Monday, January 3, 2000 at his home in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Fred lived in Leverett House where he participated in house sports and the Harvard Glee Club. He graduated magna cum laude in theoretical physics with us in 1955.  Fred received his PhD from the University of Michigan in 1962 and spent 19 years as a faculty member of the University of Michigan Department of Nuclear Engineering where he worked on problems of nuclear reactor theory and design.
Fred had a wide variety of interests, and a great business curiosity, which led to several entrepreneurial ventures. In 1967 he started the Ann Arbor firm of Edlund-Shure-Zweifel Associates which worked in the newly-developing field of computer consulting. In the mid 1970's, to pursue an interest in property management and development, he established Cross Street Investments which specialized in real estate. His major business began back in 1967 when Fred and his brother Ned (later joined by their brother-in-law, Jack Barenfanger) began their first college textbook store. By the time of its sale in 1999, their Michigan College Book Co. provided the textbooks for many campuses including Eastern Michigan, Michigan State, and the University of California at Berkeley.
Fred was an active member of both the Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor communities, including serving on the boards of the Jewish Community Center and Temple Beth Emeth. His deep love of music led him from the Harvard Glee Club to the University of Michigan Choral Union and the Eastern Michigan Collegium Musicum.

He was respected and loved by many friends, who will remember his intelligence, humanity, and enthusiasm for life. In particular, his employees and business associates were his close friends. For Fred, work was fun, and employees were family. He also believed deeply in the value of education, and spent most of his life in support of university communities.
Fred is survived by Pat, his wife of 36 years; his sons Steven and Jason, his daughter Mallory, his daughters-in-law Ann and Nicole, and his grandchildren Theodora, Harrison, and Malcolm. He is also survived by his brother and lifelong partner Ned and Ned's wife, Jan Onder.

Richard F. Eckert died of pancreatic cancer on Saturday, April 9, 2005. His wife Nancy reports that it was a blessing as he was a golf player and he would have been unhappy that he couldn't play this summer.

Our classmate John Kennedy Marshall died on April 22, 2005 of cancer. John graduated with us in 1955 and then received a MA in Anthropology from Yale and an Honorary degree from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1995. He also studied at the Museum of Fine Arts School and Fontainbleu, France.
John was a world renowned ethnographic and documentary filmmaker whose career began in the Kalahari Desert of Namibia in Southern Africa in 1951 when he and his family met a small group of Ju/hoansi bushmen. His work with and for them became a life-long relationship which included the completion of a film series in 2003 entitled "A Kalahari Family" which remained the inspiration for his remarkable 50 year career as a filmmaker, anthropologist, educator and advocate. In collaboration with Timothy Asch, John founded Documentary Educational Resources (DER). Their work forms the core of DER's film archive as well as the basis for the creation of the Human Studies Film Archive at the Smithsonian Institution. John's films have been used worldwide for education and research and he has been honored by film retrospectives in New York, Washington, D.C., Mexico and Germany. In 2003 he received a life-time achievement award from the American Anthropological Association.
John is survived by his wife Alexandra Eliot Marshall (Classmate Christopher Eliot's widow) his daughter Sonya, two step sons Frederick and Christopher Eliot, and his sister Elizabeth Marshall Thomas.

The Memorial Service for John is at 1:00 PM on Saturday, April 30, at the Memorial Church at Harvard. Reception at the Faculty Club 2:00-4:00 PM. Malcolm Davis, a classmate of John's in high school, will attend and represent our class.

Richard M. "Dick" Hoffman passed away on March 22, 2005 after a courageous battle with leukemia. An excellent athlete during his undergraduate years, he played football and baseball, as well as house basketball for Kirkland House. Dick was a member of Pi Eta, PBH and the Varsity Club. A government major, and member of the Army R.O.T.C., he graduated with us in 1955 and then served two years as a lieutenant, playing two seasons of baseball for the Fort Gordon Ramblers in Augusta, Georgia. and processing and resettling Hungarian refugees at Camp Kilmer in New Jersey.
Upon discharge, Dick entered the family furniture business, remaining with it for 45 years until his retirement. He lived in Wellesley for over 30 years, coaching Babe Ruth baseball and enjoying his family and the game of golf. When Dick retired, he and Betsy, his wife for over 50 years, spent their winters in Palm Beach, Florida and their summers in Rye, New Hampshire. He leaves his wife, three daughters and their husbands and eight grandchildren.
Contributions may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, MA Chapter, 495 Old Connecticut Path, Suite 220, Framingham, MA 01701, Hospice of Palm Beach Florida or the charity of your choice.
Betsy continues to live at 9089 Baybury Lane, West Palm Beach, FL 33411 and 17 Brackett Rd. Rye NH 03870. Dick was looking forward to the 50th. Betsy will attend.

Our classmate Robert A. Young died on February 14, 2005 in North Carolina. Bob lived in Dunster House, where he played on a number of house teams and is remembered by a number of classmates as having pulled them through their required math courses. He finished his math requirements by the end of his junior year and then took graduate math courses at M.I.T. Bob graduated with us in 1955 with an AB in Mathematics.
Shortly after graduation he joined IBM, remaining with the company for 33 years until he retired. Bob moved up the management ranks and eventually played a leading role in developing IBM's defense for their anti-management trials. He continued his career by becoming involved in every facet of competitive analysis leading to his becoming the Manager of Strategic Competitive Analysis in Corporate Strategy. In this capacity, his group was responsible for tracking strategic activities of all the major worldwide computer companies. A perceptive, intuitive and resourceful strategic thinker, Bob was recognized as one of the top computer industry analysts in the United States. His stated critical but honest appraisals and opinions led to the nick-name "Dr. Doom."
Bob married Barbara Parks in 1955. A former baseball player in the All American Girls' Baseball League, she was also an accomplished golfer. The Youngs had four children and four grandchildren. His wife resides at 5078 Edinboro Lane, in Wilmington, North Carolina 28409-8518.

Henry Hunnewell Carlson of Hubbardston, MA died at his home on November 2, 2004. A Lowell House resident, Hank graduated with us in 1955 with an AB in History. After three years in the Army, he taught history at Friends Academy in North Dartmouth,taking time off to receive an Ed.M. from Harvard in 1962. Hank then taught at the Bancroft School in Worcester, and after working to gain some small business experience, took a job as comptroller at the Buckingham Browne and Nichols School in Cambridge in 1981, where he remained until retiring in 1999. Hank found the job equal to his teaching, involving constant variety, challenge and personal satisfaction in learning about computers and telecommunications. Military history, birds, gardening and grandchildren were a great delight in his later years.
Hank is survived by his wife of 40 years Kitty, four children, James , Joanna, Peter and Sarah; four grandchildren, a sister Josephine Clark and a brother John E. Carlson '48.
A memorial service will be held in Harvard's Memorial Church on Saturday, March 19 at 11:00 AM. Attendees are invited to a reception at Hank's oldest son Jamie's house in Sudbury after the service (directions will be in the program). Those who wish to contact Kitty can reach her at 87 Ragged Hill Road in Hubbardston, MA 01452.

Henry Lemuel Howell, October 18, 2004
An obituary will follow

William D. Coakley, 71, a former longtime Westford MA resident who had recently moved to Londonderry, NH (54 Sawgrass Circle, Londonderry, NH 03053) died Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2004 in Wolfboro, New Hampshire. He was the husband of Marian Anna Wilhelmina Coakley, to whom he was married for 44 years.
Bill was on the Freshman Union Committee and a Lowell House resident. He was president of the Crimson Key Society and graduated as an Ensign after completing the NROTC program. After active duty he went into banking, serving in a variety of leadership positions in a number of banks in Greater Boston and Massachusetts. Bill was an avid toy-soldier collector and attended many shows throughout the US and Europe when he retired. He was also active in community affairs, wherever he lived, promoting the construction of affordable housing when living in Westford.
Bill wrote in his 25th Reunion Report: "All my life I have worked hard, not to change the world, but to make life a little better for the people around me." Besides his wife Marian, he is survived by a son, Robert P. Coakley and his wife Rosemary of Newman Georgia; a daughter Susan A. Mitchell and her husband Alex of Vail, Colorado, and two grandchildren. A memorial service for Bill will be held at a later date.

Charles Moizeau has noted that Dan Potter died in Pittsburgh on July 14th, 2004, from complications following what had been believed to have been a successful treatment for cancer eight years earlier. Charles attended Dan's funeral service and extended the sympathy of the Class to Dan's children.

Dan was born in Los Angeles, and graduated from Los Angeles High School. He entered Harvard as a sophomore, living one year in Claverly and two in Kirkland House. At college, he belonged to the Young Republican Club, Hasty Pudding and S.A.E. After graduation, he received his DDS degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and did his internship at Philadelphia General Hospital. Entering the U.S. Army as a captain, he served two years in Teheran. Later he attended graduate school at Georgetown University, and completed his residency in oral surgery at Fitzsimons Army Hospital in Denver. As an oral-maxillofacial surgeon, Dan served in Vietnam in 1968-1969, and thereafter was stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado. He resigned from the regular army, spent two years in private practice in Colorado Springs, and then moved in 1973 to take a position with the Veteran's Administration in Pittsburgh. He also was an assistant professor of oral surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Dental School. Dan retained a U.S. Army reserve commission rising to the grade of colonel. He was recalled to active duty for the Gulf War in 1991. Dan's wife Joan died in 1994. Their three children, Daniel, Gail and Michael all live in western Pennsylvania. Dan had great affection for Harvard and was an enthusiastic attendee of our Class reunions. While in the company of his classmates, Dan showed a particular ability to enrich these occasions by his ability to draw upon a seemingly inexhaustible supply of jokes and stories, and the advent of the Internet greatly facilitated his spreading this wealth.

John Connor Molloy died on July 1, 2004 after a three year battle with lung cancer. John graduated with us in 1955 and went on to receive his M.D. from Tufts University Medical School in 1959. After serving in the Air Force Reserves and practicing orthopedic surgery at Boston City Hospital and the Lahey Clinic, John's interest in "Sports Medicine" led him to serve as a consultant for athletic injuries in the Boston Public Schools and later with the Red Sox and the New England Patriots. He is perhaps best remembered for repairing Carlton Fisk's damaged knee in 1974 which allowed Fisk to come back and hit his famous game-winning home run for the Red Sox in Game 6 of the World Series in 1975.
John set up his own practice in 1976 in a Brighton, Mass. duplex and operated on patients at St. Elizabeth's Hospital and the former Hahnemann Hospital in Boston. He retired last April from his latest job as an orthopedic consultant for the Veterans Administration Hospital in Jamaica Plain. John leaves three sons and a daughter, two grandchildren and his brother, our classmate Frank Molloy. In lieu of flowers donations in John's memory may be made to Caritas St. Elizabeth's Hematology/Oncology Research Fund, care of Sarah Francis Hematology/Oncology Clinic, 736 Cambridge St., Brighton, MA 02135.

Wesley Bunnell Smith of Ridgewood, NJ formerly of Rutherford, NJ and Succasunna, NJ died on Thursday, February 5, 2004. A Kirkland House resident while at Harvard, he served as the varsity squash manager and graduated with us in 1955 with a magna cum laude degree in economics. After service in the Army in Germany, Wes graduated from The Harvard Law School in 1961. He first practiced at Dewey Ballantine, but soon left the firm to join his father's firm in order to help "ordinary people with their problems". He practiced law from 1964 to the present in Rutherford where his current firm, Smith & Ely is located. He dedicated his personal and professional life to his family and his clients and was known by all for his sense of humor. In his 25th Reunion Report Wes noted "If I had my life to live over again since 1955 I think I would have probably made many of the same choices and decisions that I have made, for better or for worse."
Wes is survived by his wife Elisabeth Mannschott, who lives at 17 Ames Avenue, P.O. Box 46, Rutherford, NJ 07070-0046; his son Benjamin Smith-Mannschott, his daughter Katrina Smith-Mannschott, his sisters Janet Ruth Smith, and Susan Davis, and several nieces and nephews. Memorial donations may be made to Doctors Without Borders, 333 7th Ave 2nd Floor, NY, NY 10001 or CAMP c/o Unitarian Society of Ridgewood, 113 Cottage Pl, Ridgewood, NJ 07450.

Pete Kenney sent notice that Joseph Harrison Conzelman, Jr. died on Tuesday, February 3, 2004. A resident of Mountain Brook, Alabama, he was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Elsie Lupton Conzelman.
As an undergraduate, Joe lived in Eliot House and participated in House football, basketball and baseball, while also playing on the rugby team. He served in the Army and received his degree in 1957. Joe spent his life in the construction materials business, and was the Chairman of Southeast Materials Corporation which he started in 1978. He was a long-time member of Saint Mary's on the Highlands Church and active in many community services throughout his life. He served as director of the Crisis Center, devoted many years of service to the Downtown YMCA, United Way, and the Children's Harbor. He was a member of The Country Club of Birmingham, where he played golf in the Rollers and Gravy Train dogfights. He was also a member of Shoal Creek and Willow Point Country Clubs. Joe is survived by his four children, Elizabeth, Joseph,III, Virginia, Melissa and Thomas, nine grandchildren and a dear family friend, Virginia Mobley. The family requests that memorial > contributions be made to: Children's Harbor, 1 Our Children's Highway, Children's Harbor, Alabama 35010 or Saint Mary's on the Highlands, 1910 12th Avenue South 35205.

Roger Masters reports that Charles Tuttle Wood, an authority on medieval Europe and a long-time faculty member at Dartmouth College, died Feb. 11 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (Lebanon, N.H.) at age 70. A member of the Dartmouth faculty since 1964, Charlie was Professor of History and Dartmouth's Daniel Webster Professor of History, Emeritus.

Charlie served on the freshman Jubilee Committee and was a resident of Eliot House, where he participated in house sports and served on the House Committee. He also sang in the Glee Club, and graduated with us in 1955 magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, after which he worked as an investment banker for his father's firm, Harold E. Wood and Company, in St. Paul. He then returned to Harvard, where he received master's and Ph.D. degrees in history. He taught at Harvard from 1961-64, then joined the Dartmouth faculty.

At Dartmouth, Charlie taught history and comparative literature. He also chaired a number of committees whose recommendations led to important changes at the institution: establishment of Freshman Seminars as part of the permanent curriculum; the advent of coeducation at Dartmouth, in 1972, and the creation of the "Dartmouth Plan" of year-round education; and the Presidential Scholars Program. He had also served as chair of the Department of History and the Program in Comparative Literature.Charlie retired in 1996 but continued to teach part-time and lead alumni tours while continuing to write.

Charlie was a specialist on the Middle Ages, principally the histories of England, France, and the Catholic church in the 12th through 15th centuries. He wrote or edited five books, and authored numerous scholarly articles, reviews and translations, and for many years was a reviewer for the History Book Club.

A fellow and former treasurer of the Medieval Academy of America, Charlie had been scheduled to receive, in April, the academy's CARA (Centers and Regional Associations) Award for Excellence in Teaching Medieval Studies, honoring his lifetime achievement as a teacher. The academy now plans to confer the award posthumously. He was also a member of and at various times served as an officer of the American Historical Association and the New England Medieval Conference.

Charlie was also active in civic affairs in Hanover, N.H. He had chaired the Board of School Directors of the Dresden Independent School District, the first bi-state school district in the United States, serving the towns of Hanover and Norwich, Vt. He had also served as moderator of the Hanover School District's annual meetings, as vice president of the New Hampshire School Boards Association, and as a member of the New Hampshire Council for the Humanities. He also served as a volunteer coach for the Hanover swim team, timer and referee for Dartmouth swim meets, and as the master of ceremonies for shows presented by the Skating Club at Dartmouth during the College's annual Winter Carnival.

Charlie is survived by his wife, Susan, of 7 N. Balch St., Hanover, N.H. 03755; four children, and five grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be directed to the Professor Charles T. Wood Memorial Fund, c/o Donor Relations, 6066 Development Office, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H. 03755.

Michael Howe Patterson died Tuesday, March 9, 2004, at his home in Palatine, Illinois. A 1951 graduate of Belmont Hill, and a member of Dudley House, he received his AB from Harvard in 1959. Mike also attended graduate school at Northwestern University, Chicago where he was a member of the Delta Sigma Pi fraternity. Mike married Sabra Black on May 12, 1962, in Indianapolis. He worked for General Electric, Hotpoint Home Appliance Division of Chicago. During his career he had been a unit manager and industrial engineer for Range Dishwasher and Refrigeration. Mike retired in 1994 after 29 years of service. He was also an Army Specialist Four during the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Sabra Patterson, who lives at 3501 N. Wilshire Dr., Palatine, Illinois, 60067; his daughter, Deborah Kay (Matthew J.) Ligda; his grandson, Michael Emery Ligda; and by his brother, John J. Patterson.

Bob Watson reports that on February 28, 2004, Paul Shaw died peacefully in his sleep at his home at 2 Bertocchi Lane, Millbrae, California 94030. Paul resided in Kirkland House and played football, basketball and baseball during his years at Harvard, graduating with us cum laude in 1955. Paul served as a Product Manager for Cooperative Food Buyers which took him to Venezuela for a year, and then spent two years in the U.S. Army.
He established the Paul Shaw Coffee Company in 1969, which involved him not only in coffee but in all types of supermarket food and non-food programs under a private label. Paul's work was oriented towards both international trade and the food industry. His personal studies centered around international business interests and particularly international finance.
At the time of our 35th he had sold one of his businesses and was serving as a Coffee Consultant Commodity Advisor for Pandory Products, Inc. after deciding to work at his own tempo and enjoy his grandchildren.
Paul is remembered by his family for his generosity, humor, intelligence, selflessness, and opinions, which he wasn't hesitant to share. His legacy is what he created, the life he lived and what he taught: seek to understand what you don't; treasure your health; be generous when you are able; put your family first; and always do the best you can.
Paul is survived by his wife Nancy, daughter Dory, son-in-law Dan, and grandsons Michael and Brian. In lieu of flowers, the family appreciates donations to the Canine Companions, Box 446, Santa Rosa, CA 95402 or a charity of your choice.

The Boston Globe noted on Tuesday, March 2, 2004 the death of Albert Sauveur Eaton who died on February 19, 2004 of complications of Parkinson's disease at Merriman House in North Conway, N.H., a retirement home he helped to found.
Al graduated with us in 1955 and then served as a 2nd Lt. in the Marine Corps. He was very proud of his service, and threw a party each November 10th to celebrate the Corps' birthday even while in the nursing home. A graduate of the Harvard Business School in 1967, Al worked in engineering management for United Shoe from 1962 to 1969 and then moved his family to Fryeburg, Maine where he became vice president in charge of manufacturing at Yield House in North Conway, N.H. In the mid-70s Al went into business for himself, starting his own made-by-hand toy company which he called "My Uncle," so that children could boast, "My uncle made this." He applied engineering principles to building toys with movable parts such as his 2 1/2-foot Noah's Ark and his museum quality doll houses in Victorian, Cape, townhouse and saltbox styles, some of which are on display at the Washington D.C. Dolls' House and Toy Museum. His contribution to the Class of 1955 was the manufacture of wooden HC '55 desk ornaments which he made in 1980 at the time of our 25th Reunion and which your Class Secretary continues to award to classmates who have contributed to the welfare of the Class.
Al started writing poetry in the 1990's after his illness was diagnosed. Some of his verse was inspired by other people's misuse of the English language, particularly on television or in the press, prompting grammar columnist Richard Lederer to dub him "the mighty verbivore" and "Fryeburg's master of light verse." Classmates will remember "The Cambridge Connection" and "Forty More Years" which Al wrote for the introduction to our 40th Reunion Report in 1995.
Al's daughter characterized him as a "very quiet man. He was very brilliant but humble. Nobody really knew how bright he was. His mind was always reconfiguring the way something was done in order to figure out how to do something better." In addition to his daughter, Al leaves his wife of 43 years, Carla; another daughter and a son. Carla's address is 138 Main Street, Fryeburg, Maine 04037.
Al collected steam whistles and cannons. As a final tribute his family plans to fire off one of his cannons at his committal at Swan Point Cemetery in Providence, R.I. at a later date.

The March-April issue of Harvard magazine notes the death of Edward Raymond Kupperstein on December 4, 2003 in Tuscon, Arizona. A trained musician, he was general manager of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra before joining the University of Arizona's public radio station, KUAT-FM, as a classical music announcer in 1975; he became station manager in 1990. Bucking the broadcasting trend away from classical music, he established a 24-hour classical format, pushed to install a translator system to extend transmission to rural communities, and published an orchestra guide for schoolchildren that won an award from the National Education Association. He wrote on the arts for the Arizona Daily Star and consulted for the Arizona Commission on the Arts. He leaves his wife, Mohur Sidhwa, and two brothers, Donald and Robert.

Addie Closson visited John Livens in Florida recently, and John reported that Bill Roosevelt died on December 1, 2003. His obituary follows:

William Donner Roosevelt, investment banker and philanthropist, died in the early morning of Monday, December 1, 2003, following a seven-year struggle with prostate cancer. He was 72 years old. He was the grandson of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and of William H. Donner, a major figure in the growth of America's steel industry. Bill Roosevelt was an investment banker. He began his professional career as vice president of Electronics Communications, Inc., first in Denver, Colorado, and later in Wichita, Kansas. He joined the investment firm of Laird and Company, a Wilmington firm, based in New York, in 1962. He would become a founder of the firm of Auerbach, Pollack and Richardson in 1966. He moved to McKinley Alsop, where he served as managing partner. He would serve as senior vice president and head of the institutional office of Buckingham Research's Palm Beach office.

He joined Ryan Beck and Company of Palm Beach, FL where he served as senior vice president and headed their institutional effort. He was an advisor to several large institutional money managers, including Essex Management of Boston, Peter Cannell and Co. of New York, and several others.

Roosevelt was an active philanthropist. An airplane pilot since the age of 15, he served on the Board of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Foundation where his extensive flying experience enabled him to contribute to the development of many safety procedures commonly used in aviation today. His interests in sport fishing and diving would lead to his becoming the Chairman of the Perry Institute for Marine Science of West Palm Beach, Florida and the Bahamas. He was an active board member of the William Donner Science Foundation of New York and of the Donner Canadian Foundation of Toronto, Canada.

Bill Roosevelt was born in New York City. His father was Elliott Roosevelt, 2nd son of FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt. His mother was Elizabeth Donner of Philadelphia, PA. He was educated at St. Marks School of Southboro, MA, and at Harvard University in the tradition of the Roosevelt family. He studied law and graduated from the University of Colorado Law School in 1958.

He resided in Palm Beach, FL. He was a founding member of the Doubles Club of New York, and a member of the Weeburn Country Club of Darien, CT. He belonged to the Camp Fire Club of Chappaqua, New York, and the Sailfish Club and Beach Club of Palm Beach, FL.

He is survived by his wife, Ava, and his two sons, Christopher Kyle Roosevelt of Portsmouth, RI, Nicholas Roosevelt of Wellington, FL, and a granddaughter, Alexa. His surviving brothers include Curt Winsor of McLean, VA, David Roosevelt of New York City and Tony Roosevelt of Dallas, TX, and his sister, Chandler Roosevelt Lindsley of Dallas, TX. A Memorial Service will be held in Palm Beach, Florida at a future date.

Mickey Hammerman reports that Jerry Marsh died on January 19, 2003 after a long illness. He is survived by his wife Marietta, a son and two daughters. The family asks that flowers not be sent and that Jerry be remembered in memorials to The Friends of Harvard Football, Murr Center 65 North Harvard Street Boston, MA 02163.

Jerry grew up in Austin, Minnesota. While at Harvard, he lived in Stoughton and Lowell House. He played four years of football and was a member of the Freshman Union Committee, PBHA, the Student Council, the Varsity Club and Pi Eta, graduating with us in 1955. In 1956 he married Marietta Cashen and attended Harvard Law School, graduating in 1958.

Jerry came to Chicago after law school and joined the firm of Hackbant, Rooks, and Pitt as a young litigator specializing in railway law. When Ted Kennedy became Massachusetts Senator in 1962, Jerry went to Washington, becoming Kennedy's Legislative Assistant.

Subsequently, he returned to Chicago to practice law, but was drawn into the governmental reform efforts of former federal prosecutor and then Sheriff Ogilvie. After a term as Cook County Board President, Oglivie became Governor of Illinois and appointed Jerry as his General Counsel with numerous special assignments in substantive areas of government.

Jerry oversaw the drafting of the Illinois income tax and was Ogilvie's liaison to the Illinois Constitution Convention of 1970. The adoption of that constitution created the modern framework of government in the state with changes that included the Executive budget, the line item and reduction veto powers, the amendatory veto, intergovernmental agreements, gubernatorial agency reorganization powers, and the abolition of the personal property tax in Illinois. New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller expressed admiration that any Governor could persuade a constitutional convention to so thoroughly modernize executive powers, and Ogilvie credited Jerry with the accomplishment.

Ogilvie was not reelected in 1972 and Jerry returned to the private practice of law in Chicago, joining Hopkins and Sutler, a respected tax and corporate law firm, subsequently becoming Chairman; During the next 27 years he served as advisor to every Republican Governor, initiated broad new practices for the law firm, participated in the national development of business law, and was involved in legal initiatives that changed the face of Chicago and Illinois.

Until his death Jerry was a member of the National Commission on Uniform State Laws, a fifty state group that promotes uniform business laws for the purpose of facilitating a national market system. After the adoption of the North American Free Trade Agreement, he served as a member of the task force that sought the same objective with Mexico and Canada.

In establishing what became the nation's leading airport finance practice, Jerry pioneered the financing documents for the expansion of O'Hare Airport in the early '80s, He initiated the legislation creating the Chicago International Banking Zone that permitted substantial growth in international trade and finance for the city and served as General Counsel for Regional Transportation Authority.

Jerry played a leading role at Governor James Thompson's direction, facilitating the agreements with Mayor Byme that de-authorized the Crosstown Expressway permitting billions of federal transportation dollars to go into projects like the Columbus Street Bridge. That project opened the Chicago Dock and Illinois Central yard properties to downtown development. Later, on behalf of the United Center joint venture he directed the legal team that drafted the legislation permitting the construction and finance of that property. Noted William Wirtz, "When you retained Jerry Marsh, you could rely on having Judgment and prudence,"

In 1998 Governor-Elect George Ryan asked Jerry to Chair the Transition Task Force on Technology. It was an important subject area for Ryan who used the Committee recommendations to move Illinois ratings from 48 to 3 in government technology.

Numerous young lawyers and public officials looked to Jerry as their mentor. Rich Mathias, Illinois Insurance Director under Governor Thompson, said "Jerry Marsh was always constructive. He could always find a way to turn a difficult problem into a positive outcome." Said Governor Jim Edgar, "You went back to Marsh for advice because on reflection you recognized the extraordinary quality of thought he put into a problem."

In 2000 Jerry and six other attorneys moved their public law practice to Ungaretti and Harris. Tom Fahey, firm Chairman, said, " Jerry was the youngest 69 year old attorney I've ever encountered. He cared about people and loved new ideas." At Ungaretti and Harris Jerry directed the advocacy team that accomplished the financing and construction of the CTA tube at Illinois Institute of Technology and the Collections Resource center under construction at the Field Museum.

Jerry credited Harvard football coach Lloyd Jordan with changing his life, noting that in football and wrestling young men learned that character meant never giving up. Typically, on the day prior to the onset of his illness in 2002 Marsh filed the brief with the Illinois Supreme Court that ultimately sustained the financing and construction of the new football stadium at Soldier Field based in part on the intergovernmental agreement provisions of the 1970 Illinois Constitution he had worked so hard on.

Jerry is survived by Marietta, son Howard, daughters Courtney and Kim and three grandchildren. Marietta's address is 456 Elder Lane, Winnetka, Illinois 60093.

Stephen Howard Labins of 177 Brewster Road, West Hartford, CT, 06117 died September 12. A longtime buyer for a retail chain, he found his true calling later in life as a librarian, math teacher, and prison counselor. He was a marathoner, dog lover, and nationally ranked bridge player. He leaves his wife, Lois (Winer), five sons, Barry Spaulding, Michael, Robert, Charles, and Donald, and a sister, Barbara Werblin.

Herb Neuwalder reports that David Halperin died on December 3, 2003 in New York City.
"Terry and I attended a truly unique (wonderful) funeral service, and also paid a shiva visit to his wife Gayle, three daughters and friends at their home. David and I had both attended Stuyvesant HS in NYC but really didn't know each other very well until Terry, who is Voluntary Faculty at Mount Sinai Hospital discovered that he was a colleague there. He specialized in 'Cults' and published quite extensively. He also wrote poetry and was quite prolific in that area."

The Class extends its deep sympathy to the Stern family on the death of Peter A. Stern on November 21, 2003. Pete was a member of our freshman football team and he and his wife Lisa were regular followers of Harvard football for many years, joining the Arena Club on Saturday afternoons at the Stadium. He was also responsible for producing a fine pair of sox for members of the Class of 1955. We will miss him.
Lisa can be reached at 55 Dunvegan Woods, Hampton, NH 03842. (603-926-6011). Condolences to his family may also be made at www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.

Our classmate John Jacob Wiebenson, Jr. died in an accident on September 28, 2003. His wife Abigail resides at 1916 S. St., NW, Washington, D.C. John helped form the San Francisco firm of Agora Architects before moving to Washington in 1967 to become a founding faculty member of the University of Maryland School of Architecture. Later he started his own firm, Wiebenson & Dorman. He was a designer and community advocate for many Washington projects, including Bread for the City, Martha's Table, and Emmeus House. He enjoyed helping community-based organizations create cheerful environments at reasonable cost and, in many articles and editorials over the years, championed the city as a place for people, not just politicians.

The Class extends its sympathy to the family of Lewis P. Freitas, who died on October 4, 2003. A Professor Emeritus of Finance at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, he is survived by his wife Aidi, daughter Roslyn and son John. They can be reached at 5438 Opihi Street, Honolulu, HI 96821.

Carl Goldman reports the death of our classmate Richard A. Densmore on February 4, 2003. Carl received the information from Dick's brother Robert Densmore, who can be reached at Dick's address 15 Maple Heights, Clarement, NH 03743.

The Class extends it sympathy to Jane Carey and her family on the death of Edward John Carey, Jr. on October 11. Ed worked for the Harvard Alumni Association in the early 60s.In the late 1960s he served as director of placement and student personnel at MIT. He then returned to Harvard's development office for 16 years before becoming manager of the athletics department ticket office. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Ed's memory to the Island Food Pantry, PO Box 1117 Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 or to the charity of your choice. Those wishing to write Jane may do so at 24 MacArthur Road Natick, MA 01760.

The Class extends its sympathy to Jim Pates on the death of his wife Marilyn on Saturday, September 6th, 2003.
A memorial service was held on Saturday, September 13th at 11:00 AM at the First Parish Church on the Green, 7 Harrington Road in Lexington. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Steeple Renovation Fund, First Parish Church, 7 Harrington Rd. Lexington, MA 02421.

James J. Murray III died on May 8, 2003 after a lengthy illness. He was born in Boston and graduated from St. Clements High School in Somerville. During his undergraduate years he participated in varsity hockey and baseball and in intramural sports for Dudley House. Jim was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps upon graduation in 1955, served as a company commander, and was discharged as a captain. He had a lengthy career in educational publishing, including 23 years with Prentice Hall, Inc. In 1990 Jim joined the American Council on Education in Washington, D.C. retiring in 2002 as Vice President. An avid sportsman, he was a life-long Red Sox fan. He leaves his wife Judith, a daughter and three sons.

David Wise reports with sadness the death of Michael Levinson on June 7, 2003. Michael is survived by his wife Akiko who resides at 1807 W.14th Ave. Vancouver, BC V6J 2J8 and six children.
Michael had served as a director of Gold Canyon Resources, Inc. in Vancouver, BC, since April, 1990, and as Chairman of the Board and President of Gold Canyon since April, 1997, and June, 1999, respectively. Gold Canyon is engaged in the acquisition and exploration of mineral and precious metals on properties and currently owns and operates the Springpole Gold Project in the Red Lake Mining District of Ontario, Canada and its Cordero Gallium Project in Humbolt County, Nevada, U.S.A.

Alan Jack Roth died on April 27, 2003. A resident of Kirkland House, Alan graduated in 1955 cum laude and received a L.L.B. in 1958. He spent 20 years in energy regulation at the Federal Power Commission, at the New York State Public Service Commission and up until his death at the law firm of Spiegal & McDiarmid in Washington, D.C. which represents governmentally-owned electric systems, certain state regulatory agencies and similiar clients. Alan is survived by his wife Susan of 9308 Arnon Chapel Rd.,Great Falls, VA 22066 and children Julia and Daniel.

Obituary of Charles H. Nicholson, Jr., Harvard College '55

Charles Hathaway (Chuck) Nicholson. Jr., HC '55 passed away suddenly at his home in West Melbourne, FL on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002 at the age of 69.

Born in Boston MA, he was the eldest son of Charles and Mary Nicholson, the senior Mr. Nicholson an attorney and alumnus of the Littauer School at Harvard. Chuck grew up in West Quincy and attended St. Mary School. He was also an altar boy at St. Mary Parish. As a boy he enjoyed the outdoor life as a Boy Scout in Troop 30, where he was a First Class Scout, and at the family's summer residence at Rexhame Beach in Marshfield, MA. He went to Scout Camp in Bourne as Jr. Assistant Scout Master of Troop 30. His other major sport was swimming, and he was credited with saving several lives during tidal surges following a Northeast storm. In high school he was a varsity tackle on the Miramar football team and played intra-mural softball and basketball, sometime against his brother Paul's teams. He continued swimming in college.

Chuck Nicholson attended Boston College High School and St. Francis Seminary (Miramar), maintaining honor roll status throughout. He graduated from Harvard College in 1955 with a BA in English and American Literature and later attended the New England School of Law.

Charles Hathaway Richard Nicholson, Jr. felt a deep commitment to family, community, his church, alma maters, and the nation. His hallmarks were intelligence, humor, an upbeat attitude even in troubled times, generosity and sociability. He contributed to many charities, including the Society of the Divine Word, where he and his wife Gloria established a Scholarship in his parents' memory for the education of young seminarians. He also gave generously to Harvard College.

Chuck and his brothers attended the same elementary and high schools (Boston College High) . In college, while he attended Harvard, the four brothers attended two separate universities in Cambridge and Boston. Following his lead they helped each other in subjects where one had particular strengths and the others had a few weak spots. Memorable events were the afternoon chess game, open to all comers. Chuck also belonged to the Harvard Club of Palm Beach. In recent years he attended his high school 50th and college 45th reunions. He also participated in a family reunion in Boston honoring his father, Charles H. Nicholson, Sr. with a memorial tablet at Northeastern University Law School contributed by brother James E. Nicholson.

Chuck raised and educated four children from his first marriage: Charles H. III, MD, Robert James, Gary F., and Catherine A. McGee. He also leaves two step children, Carolyn and Tommy Nicholson and three grandchildren.

In the 1980s he moved to Palm Beach Gardens with his second wife Gloria Peters Nicholson and carried on a career as Computer Consultant throughout the Southeast. After Gloria's passing two years ago he moved to Melborne, FL to be near the ocean and his son Bobby's Florida home. He was looking forward to spending the holidays with his family and to his 70th birthday in March.

On his visit to Boston in March 2002 he enjoyed a birthday lunch at Cheers and in June attended his grandniece Kim's graduation from Boston College. He followed with keen interest the entrepreneurial pursuits of his brothers and raised important business and legal issues, offering advice when asked. Education and career development of the younger family members was a continuing concern and priority.

In addition to his children he leaves three brothers: Paul J. Nicholson of Boston, James E. Nicholson of Lincoln, and Dr. David W. Nicholson of Maitland. FL as well as an aunt, Lilllian Cashman of W.Roxbury, one granddaughter, Ashley McGee, 11 nieces and nephews, nine grandnieces and grandnephews and a large number of cousins. Through his grandmother Elizabeth Hathaway Chuck was a Descendant of Mayflower passenger and Mayflower Compact signer Degory Priest and was a great-great nephew of Isaac Allerton, also of the Mayflower. He is also a descendant of Revolutionary War Soldier Daniel Hathaway who was present at the siege of Boston. Other distinguished kinsmen include Chuck's Uncle, FBI Agent James H. Nicholson., as well as decorated veterans of every major conflict in US history. Contributions in memory of Chuck may be made to the American Heart Association 1301 South Olive Avenue, West Palm Beach. FL 33401, to the Society of the Divine Word, 184 Beacon St., Boston, or to the Alumni Fund of Harvard College. A memorial scholarship fund in Chuck's name will be established at Harvard at a later date. The family wishes to thank Chuck's many college friends who were a joy to him during his college years and throughout his life, especially Joe Sweeney, Bob Flaherty, and William L. (Bill) Sullivan.

Respectfully Submitted, Paul James Hathaway Nicholson, Part-time Graduate Student in Liberal Arts, Harvard Extension School, P.O. Box 6161, Boston, MA 02114.

John Charles Arey, died on February 16, 2003. He is survived by his wife Bette and a stepdaughter Anne Stacy Hunt. His home address for years has been 11509 Parkview Lane, Hales Corners, Wisconsin 53130. At the time of our 25th Reunion he was the Wisconsin Regional Director of the National Conference of Christian and Jews, and held leadership positions in a number of organizations and societies in Wisconsin.

The Class extends its sympathy to James Peale on the loss of his wife, Jean Darling Peale (R '59).

John Geenty wishes to thank classmates who sent kind notes of sympathy after
the recent sudden and unexpected loss of his wife Nancy. "She was recovering
from knee replacement surgery when everything went wrong and her heart

Renny reports:
I have just received notice of the death of Charles Hathaway Nicholson, Jr. of 8 Dorchester Circle, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418, on November 17, 2002. He was a marketing consultant, and is survived by his wife Gloria, two sons, a daughter and 3 grandchildren.

Charles ("Chick") Kuhn III passed away on Sunday, December 29, 2002. A memorial service was held in Providence, Rhode Island, on January 8, 2003. Representing the class and speaking at the service were Fred Churchill, Ed Ginsburg and Bud Helfant. After college Chick attended Washington University at St. Louis Medical School and graduated in 1959. An interest in diseases of the lungs led him to become an internationally esteemed pulmonary pathologist He waa professor emeritus of pathology at Brown University and retired chief of pathology at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, Pawtucket. He published over one hundred thirty papers in his career, and served on the editorial boards of several professional journals. He was also a member of a number of advisory committees at the National Institutes of Health.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that contributions be sent to the Charles Kuhn Award, given annually for the outstanding graduate student presentation on the pathogenesis of disease. Such donations should be addressed to Brown University - Pathobiology Graduate Program, Charles Kuhn Award, and sent to Dr. Agnes Kane, Chair, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Brown University, Box G, Providence, RI 02912.
Classmates who wish to extend their sympathy to his wife Nobuko Kuhn and the family can write her at 500 Angel Street, Apt. 612, Providence, RI 02906.

reports the following two deaths:

G. Bruce Thurmond
died on November 23, 2002.

"Bob Flaherty reports that his best friend at Harvard College, Charlie Nicholson, passed away in mid November in West Palm Beach, Florida from a heart problem. Bob recalls there was a time when they were closer than he thought."

Robert D. Hall
, a resident of Harwichport, MA died on November 11, 2002. Bob graduated with us in 1955, served in the Army, and received a JD degree from Suffolk University. A life-long resident of Harwich, he was a member of the Harwich School Committee and the Cape Cod Regional Technical High School's district school committee. Bob also served on the Harwich Finance Committee and coached Pony and Little League baseball teams. He was also an interviewer of applicants from the Cape for Harvard.
Thanks to Bob Donahue for sending along the information.

Alexander ("Sandy") Moss White
died Nov. 5, 2002, at his home, Pachelbel Farm in Old Chatham, NY, surrounded by loving family. He will always be cherished by his wife Amy, children Alison Pena, Tim White, Chris White, Annie Plumer, Elsie White and three grandsons. His son Alec died in 1985. Born in 1933 in Glen Cove, NY, Sandy graduated with us in 1955 and from Harvard Business School in 1959. He was partner at White Weld & Co., Managing Director at Merrill Lynch and Sr. investment banker at James D. Wolfensohn & Co. Upon retirement in 1989 he moved to Old Chatham where he created a beautiful farm, learning to grow and cut great quality hay. Continuing to work as a financial consultant, for the past decade Sandy was on the board of AMVESCAP. Devoted to the betterment of education, for 26 years he was a trustee and head of the finance committee of the Cooper Union. On the board of Nightingale Bamford School, from 1970 to 1979 and its president for four years, he was also treasurer of the Collegiate School, 1981-85. In Chatham, he was elected to the Public School's board in 1996 and served as President from 1999-2001. Thereafter he headed the Chatham Education Foundation, seeking to enhance arts and humanities in the Chatham schools. A man of clear-sighted action rather than words, Sandy pursued with tireless and quiet passion what he most loved - family and friends, the natural world, sport and music, and devotion to his financial and educational work. While a gentle person he was possessed of a steely sense of integrity, rationality and responsibility. Services will be held this Sunday at St. Peter's Church in Spencertown, NY at 3:30PM. Donations may be sent to the Chatham Education Foundation, c/o Chatham Central School District, Chatham NY 12037.
(Originally Published in the New York Times on 11/8/2002.)

Renny regrets to report the death of Paul Duane Lejune on October 13, 2002.

Evan Dawson writes:
Our 1955 classmate William Henry (Bill) Williamson died on Thursday, October 10, 2002, at his home, PO Box 491, Kennebunkport, Maine 04046 after a long illness (cancer). He was survived by his wife, Laury Williamson, and three children, Barry Carson Williamson, Joshua (Josh) Williamson and Joanne Williamson Duggan and three grandchildren by Joanne. Another son, Matthew, predeceased him. We had kept up with Bill and his family over the years. For the last five years or more until 3 weeks ago, he wrote a weekly newspaper column of liberal opinion published in many Maine newspapers. He was an astute political and social observer. Prior to that time he had been for 20 years a child welfare specialist for the State of Maine and before that a newspaper reporter in Portland, Maine. His acute grasp of reality, his ability to organize his facts and his thoughts, his wit and lack of bullshit were greatly appreciated by his friends. We will miss him.
Evan R. Dawson

Renny is sorry to report the death of Marvin H. Taichert, AB '55, on June 20, 2002.

It is with great sadness that Frank Nelson reported the passing of our classmate, Robert H. Zuege, A.B. '55, MD University of Washington,'62. Bob lived in Matthews his freshman year, and in Kirkland House until graduation and commissioning as Ensign, USNR.
After completion of flight training he was a command pilot in advanced naval patrol planes stationed at Whidbey Island, WA. He graduated from University of Washington Medical School in 1962, completed internship at Naval Hospital, Oakland, CA, and took his residency in anesthesiology at the University of Washington. He practiced his specialty in Seattle until he became increasingly incapacitated by multiple sclerosis which took his life on 14 January, 2002.
Shortly after his Harvard graduation, Bob wed Margery Halderman who passed away after 23 years of marriage. In 1991 he married Dorothy Anna Studley. There were no children. Bob took great pride in his military service. His funeral and interment services were with full military honors.

Leonard Miller of Miami Beach, passed away at his home in Miami, Florida on Sunday morning, July 28, 2003, leaving his wife Susan and his children Stuart, Leslie, and Jeffrey, and ten grandchildren.
Lenny moved to South Florida shortly after he graduated with us in 1955, where he co-founded the Lennar Corporation, one of the nation's largest homebuilders. Lenny led the company as President and CEO until 1997, remained actively involved in the Company's leadership as the Chairman of the Board. He also served as chairman of a number of companies and banks in Florida as well as being deeply involved in numerous professional and community service organizations. In February 2002, Lenny and his wife, Sue were honored by the Miami Chamber of Commerce with the "Sand In My Shoes" award.
A loyal Harvard alum, Lenny was a tireless fund raiser for our Class as well as serving on the Committee on University Resources, the Visiting Committee of the College, and the Policy Advisory Board for the Joint Center for Housing Studies. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Council For Educational Change, c/o The Annenberg Challenge, 150 SE 2nd Ave Suite 404, Miami, Fl 33131 or UM/Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1475 NW 12th Avenue, Room C002 Miami, FL 33136.
Classmates who wish to extend their sympathy to his wife Susan and the family can write her at 23 Star Island, Miami Beach, Florida 33139.









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