Sachs died on September 3, 2018.
Barry majored in Biology and lived in
Winthrop House, where he was chairman and treasurer of the
House Social Committee. He was a member of the Student
Council, Undergraduate Manager’s Council, PBH and the
Although a pre-med student, Barry still
found enough time and enthusiasm for House social
events, the memorable Gilbert & Sullivan operettas
and the legendary Tom Lehrer concerts. Evening dinners
with Carl Goldman, Ed
Flax, Ross Shepard, Dave
Rubin, Hugh Gellert, and with his roommates Al Rossow and Peter
Duus, plus a
coterie of other friends were always a high point of his
After graduation Barry entered the NYU School of
Medicine. Upon receiving his degree he completed an
internship in Cleveland followed by a five-year
residency in two leading Boston hospitals.
He had found his calling and learned his
specialty, pediatric surgery, at Children’s Hospital of
Pittsburgh. After a brief stint in academia he returned
to private practice, founding Pediatric Surgical Services,
Inc to service
Western Massachusetts and beyond. Although in
private practice, he became Chief of Pediatric Surgery
at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA and was a
professor of surgery at Tufts School of Medicine.
Barry was a member of the National Child Safety Council
of the American Academy of Pediatrics and was a founding
member of the pediatric bereavement program at Baystate
Medical Center, an aspect of medicine about which he
Barry moored his Tartan 40 in New London,
CT and his sailboat frequently found its way
to his summer home on Block Island. Together he and
his wife cruised in waters around the world, with
ports-of-call in the Mediterranean being their
Barry is survived by his wife, Carol, two daughters and
two grandchildren. The date of a memorial service has
yet to be announced.
Robert H. Webb died on
August 23, 2018.
Rob lived in Lowell House and
majored in Physics. After graduating in 1955, he received
a Ph.D in physics from Rutgers in 1959 and did
postdoctoral work at Stanford, followed by an assistant
professorship at Tufts. After Tufts, he spent eight years
at Block Engineering where hedeveloped optical instruments
and where he learned about the way optics worked in the
In 1979 Rob returned to academia spending a majority of his
career affiliated with Schepens Eye Research Institute, and
Wellman Laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital,
inventing diagnostic medical instrumentation, including the
Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscope that spawned hundreds of
research projects. He was on the faculty of Harvard
Medical School as Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and
of Dermatology and published over fifty papers along with
more than thirty patents in the field of ophthalmology. Rob
was the recipient of numerous awards, including an honorary
doctor of science degree by SUNY’s College of Optometry Rob
said of himself,
“I am an inventor,” and his inventiveness was evident in
other ways. For a car with no front defroster, Rob
rigged a vacuum cleaner hose from the rear defroster; the
front passenger’s job was to hold it up to the windshield
while Rob drove.
He had the ability to recite just the right poem for any
occasion, from Blake and Yeats to “I eat my peas with
He loved music. His skill at reading aloud was
unequalled, and his daughters were introduced to classics
from Homer to Winnie-the-Pooh.
For many years, Rob made silver jewelry and blown glass
ornaments. He was an expert, untiring skier, and was patient
with skiing companions of all levels.
In recent years he enjoyed Dance for PD® classes with his
wife, Sonja R’63, M.L.A. ‘69 an accomplished landscape
Rob is survived by his wife, two daughters, two
stepdaughters, and four grandchildren A memorial service
will be held on November 10, 2018 at Cambridge Friends’
Meeting House, 5 Longfellow Park, Cambridge, at 1:00
p.m. Donations in Rob's memory may be made to the
Farm&Wilderness Foundation (farmandwilderness.org),
the Parkinson’s Foundation (parkinson.org) and
Dance for PD (danceforparkinsons.org).
John C. Eldridge died on July, 27, 2018.
Jack lived in Lowell House and majored in Government. He
played lacrosse, was a member of PBH, chaired the
Republican Open Forum, and served as vice president of the
Young Republican Club. After graduating in 1955 he
attended Harvard Law School, then graduated cum laude in
1959 from the University of Maryland School of Law. From
1959 to 1961 Jack clerked for Chief Judge Simon E.
Sobeloff of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit.
He was admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1960 and from 1961
to 1967 was a trial attorney for the civil appellate
section of the U.S. Justice Department. He later served as
its assistant chief.
From 1967 until 1969 he was appointed chief legislative
officer for Governor Marvin Mandel, and during that period
Jack did a lot to shape Maryland law, including
implementing the District Court system across the state.
During his nearly 30-year tenure in the court, Jack's 899
opinions reflected support for First Amendment rights, the
right to a jury trial, human rights and voting rights. He
was also an incredible supporter of women's rights --
drafting the Maryland Equal Rights Amendment and playing a
role in multiple decisions supporting the equality of
women. His high-profile opinions struck down juvenile
curfews laws, ruled that the governor's phone and office
appointment records were public record and declared that
white people cannot be excluded from juries based on race.
His opinion enabling victims of gun violence to sue those
who make or market inexpensive guns called Saturday Night
specials was the first in the nation.
Jack retired in 2003 when he reached the mandatory age of
70, but continued to serve by special appointment for
another decade. He earned the historic distinction of
having been the longest serving Maryland Court of Appeals
judge. Jack was honored by the Maryland State Bar
Association Administrative Law Section with its Hardwicke
Award for leadership.
Jack enjoyed swimming, fishing and boating, and was a
member of the Annapolis Yacht Club for 50 years. Although
intensely shy and private he was known to be an amazing
mentor, advisor and raconteur He liked reading mysteries,
gardening and walking on the beach at Daytona, FL, and
also enjoyed photography, collecting classic and silent
movies, and playing the piano. He was a Baltimore Colts,
Orioles and Ravens fan.
Jack's wife of nearly 56 years, the former Dayne Shannon
Worsham, died in 2017. He is survived by a son, a daughter
and two grandsons.
Lawrence N. Fox died on July 5, 2018.
Larry attended Harvard on a Harvard College Scholarship.
He lived in Lowell House and majored in Government. He was
a manager of the football team.
After graduation Larry attended medical school at the
University of Illinois and graduate school in Philadelphia
at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of
Business. His career in finance began at Raytheon in
Boston and Washington DC, transitioning to Einstein
Yeshiva Hospital in New York and Altschuler Melvoin and
Glasser in Chicago.
In his retirement years he became a popular volunteer for
the Art Institute of Chicago Film Center where he studied
and discussed in detail hidden meanings and multiple plots
of foreign and domestic films. In addition, he devised a
cost-effective method of gathering and utilizing
volunteers for a large part of the work at the Film
Larry was a subscriber and enthusiastic classical music
fan at many organizations for over 50 years but faithfully
at both the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Lyric Opera
Later, at Lyric's ticket office he became a full-time
volunteer, was honored in 1992-93 as Volunteer of the Year
and was a devoted member of the Lyric family until his
Larry's hobbies were many. His top travel destinations
included St. Lucia, Dominica, London, Paris, and Provence.
In his final years he was co-authoring a book on film
which he hoped would be published posthumously at a later
date. Larry was a renaissance man knowledgeable about
politics, history, philosophy, literature and the arts.
He is survived by many family and friends.
Elliot Vesell died on July 23, 2018.
Elliot majored in History and Literature and lived in
Eliot House. He played house tennis and was a member of
the Chemistry Club and PBH. He graduated Magna Cum Laude
and was a member of PBK. Elliot went on to Harvard Medical
School, graduating MCL as well. He did his postdoctoral
training at Rockefeller University in New York with
several Nobel Prize winners and Peter Bent Brigham
Hospital in Boston and then worked at the National
Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD.
In 1968 Elliott became the founding Chair of Pharmacology
at the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
where he served as chair for 32 years. He served as
Assistant Dean for Graduate Education for 22 years and was
recognized as an Emeritus and Evan Pugh Professor (the
University's highest honor).
Elliot published more than 350 articles on
pharmacogenomics and received many awards and honorary
degrees, including an honorary degree from both Penn State
University and Marburg University in Germany. The genetic
codes on the walls of the Penn State Institute for
Personalized Medicine represent his genes. He is known as
one of the godfathers of pharmacogenomics and devoted his
life to the spirit of helping others.
Elliot is survived by his two daughters. In lieu of
flowers please make all donations to Penn State College of
Medicine for live-saving medical research and student
Walter W. Bregman died on July 18, 2018.
Wally majored in English and lived in Kirkland House where
he participated in house baseball and track. He also
played freshman, J.V. and varsity football and was a
member of the Hasty Pudding and Bar Manager and Secretary
of the Pi Eta.
After graduation Wally served two years in the U.S. Army
in Germany and then embarked on 13 years in Connecticut
and England in the advertising agency business. In 1973 he
moved to Modesto, CA and spent a number of years as Vice
President of Marketing and Advertising for E&J Gallo
At the time of our 25th Wally promised all the wine we
wanted for the reunion, but had to apologize when he left
just before the reunion to become the president of
International Playtex, Inc. Wally promised to provide bras
with "1955" on them, but the reunion committee declined.
He is said to have been able to determine woman's bra
sizes by just looking at them.
In 1985, Wally and his wife Robbie Co-founded Cormorant
Beach Club in St. Croix USVI and he served as its Chief
Executive Officer and Manager from 1985 to 1987. He then
became the Chairman and Joint Chief Executive Officer of
S&B Enterprises, marketing and consulting in
January,1988. Wally also served as a Director of
Truevision Inc., and as a member of its Audit and
Compensation committees. He also served on the boards of
Directors for Symantec, Inc. and Sento, Inc. and as a
Director of Quokka Sports Inc.
After deciding that golf and travel was not enough to fill
his retirement years Wally volunteered at the La Jolla VA
Hospital for nine plus years talking to patients in the
Surgical Recovery Ward (5 East). Each veteran received an
American flag and he handed out over 2000 of them.
He also found time to write a book "Spray the Bear" on his
early experiences in the advertising business and "Lessons
From Shadow" co-authored with his black Lab. Wally 's wife
Robbie predeceased him. He is survived by three sons and
Carl E. Hathaway died on July 15, 2018.
Carl majored in Government and lived in Adams House. He
was the goalie on the Varsity hockey team, played varsity
baseball and was a member of Pi Eta. An N.R.O.T.C.
student, Carl served as a Lieutenant J.G. in the U.S. Navy
and tried out for the 1956 Olympic hockey team before
getting his M.B.A. at Cornell Business School in 1959.
He began his 22 year career at 23 Wall Street with the
Morgan Guaranty Trust Company where in 1968 he became the
youngest Senior Vice President in the firm's history,
managing over $9 billion of assets in corporate pension
accounts and was labeled the Go-go Kid of Wall Street.
In 1981 Carl left the House of Morgan and founded Hathaway
& Associates Ltd in Rowayton. For the next 27 years he
could be seen riding his bike to work and running his two
miles every day with a stop watch.
Carl loved the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Cod Bay and Long
Island Sound. Early in his career summer vacations were
spent lobstering and fishing in his 3 hp powered dory off
of Manomet, MA. Those summer vacations transitioned to the
ocean beaches of Wellfleet, golfing at Eastward Ho! in
Chatham and fishing Cape Cod Bay in his beloved red
runabout, the Bloody Mary.
Carl developed a passion and a love for the game of golf.
His other passions were coaching Babe Ruth Baseball and
Darien Youth Hockey and later attending his sons' and his
grandchildren's games and events. He also had to complete
The New York Times Crossword Puzzle every Sunday and keep
track of every Boston Red Sox baseball game. With strength
and courage, and more optimism than most people could ever
muster, he battled cancer and tried to win, right to the
Carl is survived by his wife Martha, his three sons from
his marriage to Gail Oglee Hathaway; and his nine
grandchildren. In addition, he is survived by a step-son
and a step-daughter and their families.
In lieu of flowers, the family appreciates any
contributions in Carl's memory be made to The Fairfield
County Hospice House, One Den Road, Stamford, CT 06902.
Walter W. Bregman died on July 18, 2018.
James N. Newell died on July 1, 2018.
Jim majored in Applied Science and lived in Leverett House
where his was active on the house swimming and squash
teams and rowed on the crew. He was a member of the Fox
Club, Hasty Pudding and secretary of the Harvard
Mountaineering Club. In 1954, he and several other members
made a first ascent of Mt. Ida in British Columbia. After
two years in the Army Jim attended the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, where he earned a Masters in
Aeronautical Engineering in 1959.
He worked at Sikorski Aircraft Company and AVCO Corp, His
proudest professional achievement was working on the
Apollo heat shield. In 1969, the family moved to Wayne,
N.J. where he worked for Curtiss Wright, EBASCO, GEC and
Breeze Eastern. While in New Jersey, he served on the
vestry and as a warden at St. Michael's Episcopal Church
in Wayne. He was also a member of Gideons International,
and was a board member for Camp YDP, an afterschool
program for underprivileged children in Paterson, N.J.
Jim retired to Brunswick, Maine in 2010. He acquired his
love of sailing from his childhood summers at Lake
Sunapee, N.H. He later became an avid kayaker along the
coast of Maine, where he and his wife summered with their
Jim's personal relationship with Jesus led him to a life
of service. After moving to Maine Jim served on the
Missions Committee and in the choir at Water of Life
Lutheran Church. He was a board member of Community
Housing Improvement Project (CHIP, Inc.). Finally, he was
particularly passionate about his involvement with Kairos,
a prison ministry at the Maine State Prison in Warren.
Jim is survived by wife Margaret, a son, two daughters and
eleven grandchildren, In lieu of flowers, donations may be
made to Kairos, PO Box 578, Auburn, ME 04212; or CHIP,
Inc., PO Box 6, Newcastle, ME 04553.
Donald R. Hughes died on June 20, 2018.
Don proudly served four years in the United States Navy
before joining us in the fall of 1951.
He majored in Economics and was a member of Dudley House
where he played house golf, basketball and hockey and was
a member of the Catholic Club and Club Espagnol. Following
college he graduated from the Harvard Business School.
In 1959 Bob went South and joined Burlington Industries in
Greensboro, NC. In 1994, he retired from the company as
Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer. He was a past
president of both the NC Governor's Council of Business
and Industry and the American Textile Manufacturers
Institute. Don was also was a founding member of St. Pius
X Catholic Church and a member of the Greensboro Rotary
Don is survived by his wife Agnes, two daughters and four
grandchildren. The family asks with gratitude that
memorials in Don's name be made to the St. Pius X Catholic
Church Building Fund, 2210 N. Elm St., Greensboro, NC
Robert M. Stengel died on June 16, 2018.
Bob majored in Economics and lived in Kirkland House where
he played on the house football team. He was a member of
the Hasty Pudding and Verein Turmwachter (Harvard's German
Club). An R.O.T.C graduate, he served in the U.S. Army and
in the National Guard obtaining the rank of Captain.
Bob then attended the University of Buffalo Law School. He
practiced law for over 50 years, more than 40 of which
were in Doylestown, PA. He was licensed to practice in New
York and Pennsylvania. Bob was a founding Board Member of
the Conservatory Music School and was on the Board of
Directors of Co-Mans, Inc. in Bucks County. He was an
active member of the Gatsme Model Railroad Club and the
Doylestown Rotary Club.
After retiring from the law he became an Associate Broker
and Realtor with Caldwell Banker Realty Corporation in
Robert is survived by his wife Frances, two daughters, a
son and two grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made in his name to the Paoli
Hospital Foundation, 255 West Lancaster Avenue, MOB 3
Suite 231, Paoli, PA 19301 or St. Peters Episcopal Church.
Edward R. Brown died on June 23, 2015.
Ted majored in History & Literature and resided in
Eliot House where he played House football and
participated in the Christmas Play. He played varsity
lacrosse and was a member of the Experiment in
International Living, Hasty Pudding and Spee Club. He also
was a member and served as secretary of the Signet
After graduating in 1955 Ted spent three years in the U.S.
Army before beginning his first career as a journalist, as
a reporter with the Minneapolis Tribune and then as
feature writer for the Lorain Journal.
During his time in the army in Washington, DC Ted decided
to teach himself Russian, the language and culture of a
country that fascinated him for his entire adult life. In
the fall of 1959 he began law school at Case Western
Reserve Law School and graduated second in his class in
After law school he became a public defender at
Cleveland's Legal Aid Society where he tried many criminal
cases, but his specialty was criminal appeals. In 1967 Ted
returned to private practice, first to Squire Sanders
& Dempsey and then Arter & Hadden where he handled
civil defense cases and became a partner. During the early
1980s he practiced commercial law, specializing in
In 1994 Ted retired from Arter & Hadden and followed
his interests in Russia. He became the coordinator of a
USIA-financed law school exchange program for both
students and faculty among the law faculties from St.
Petersburg State University, the Volgograd State
University, Cleveland Marshall University, and Case
Western Reserve Law School.
In 1994 and 1995 Ted spent four months each in Volgograd,
facilitating the exchange of specialists from the
Cleveland Clinic maternity hospitals to teach counterparts
in Volgograd about improved neo-natal care. In 1996, he
spent three months in Minsk, Belarus preparing and
conducting a seminar in Russian on the new Belarussian
bankruptcy law which had just been passed by the
Belarussian Supreme Court.
Ted loved music and served on the board of the Cleveland
Institute of Music for many years and supported many
musical organizations. He also supported Holden Arboretum
and enjoyed many walks there with his dogs. One of his
greatest pleasures was spending time at his family's
summer cottage in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts.
Ted is survived by his wife Sally, two daughters and six
A gift may be sent in Ted's name to Phillips Exeter
Academy, 20 Main Street, Exeter, NH 03833
Elizabeth Ourusoff Fernandez-Gimenez died on May
Christiane Joost-Gaugier reports the sad news
that her dear friend and former roommate Marjorie
McClure Pittman passed away on Sunday, June 3, 2018.
"She was in a nursing home in California and had been
suffering from dementia for many years. Her two daughters
and brother were with her at the time."
John H. Fidler died on May 19, 2018.
John majored in Biology and resided in Kirkland House
where he participated on the house football, basketball,
volley ball, and softball teams. He was also a member of
the Dance Committee, the Bio and Catholic Clubs and the
After graduation with us in 1955 he obtained a masters’s
degree from RPI in 1962. John worked as an Engineer for
Hamilton Standard, retiring in 1994 after many years of
service. He was a communicant and active member of St.
Margaret Mary's Church in South Windsor CT. A lifelong
loyal fan of the Boston Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins and the
New England Patriots, he was the number one fan of his
grandchildren's academic and athletic endeavors.
John is survived by his wife Nellie, a daughter-in-law,
three daughters, five grandchildren, and two great
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the
John Fidler Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Linda Malavasi,
15 North Maple St., East Hampton,
Charles L. Eastlack died on May 8, 2018.
Charles lived in Adams House and majored in Mathematics,
graduating with us in 1955. Later he received both his
Master of Arts Degree in Latin American Studies, and his
PhD in Linguistics from the University of Texas, Austin.
During the course of his academic career Charles was a
member of the faculty at Cornell University, the
University of Wisconsin, and the University of California,
After leaving academia he was employed as a computer
programmer at Vitro Laboratories in Aspen Hill, MD, and
Westat, Inc., of Rockville, MD where he provided computer
support to the Radiation Epidemiology Branch of the
National Cancer Institute.
Charles is survived by his daughter and two grandsons. In
lieu of flowers memorial contributions in his name may be
made to a charity of the donor's choice and would be
deeply appreciated by his family.
Paul H. Hughes died on May 8, 2018.
Terence Lilly died on April 29, 2018.
Paul attended Harvard with our class, but went on to
graduate from Boston College in 1959. He was employed by
radio stations WKXL (Concord) and WTSN (Dover) in New
Hampshire from 1954 to 1958.
In 1959 he joined the National Security Agency, retiring
in 1991. While living in the Washington area, he coached
softball and basketball at various levels. He loved all
sports, especially the Boston Red Sox and Celtics.
With his parents Paul was a founding member of the
Greenland Historical Society in Greenland, NH. Through the
years he and his father began research on the history of
the Town, accumulating historical records and other
information. Living in the Washington area Paul consulted
sources at the University of Maryland, Library of Congress
and the National Archives. This information was pooled
with information that his parents found in New Hampshire
After retirement Paul finished research for and wrote "A
Pleasant Abiding Place," a typescript history of Greenland
from 1635 through 2000. He also wrote articles for
"Historical New Hampshire" and Greenland's annual reports
and spoke at the Historical Society and elsewhere on
Paul’s cousin Robin Hughes notes that his intelligence was
notable and he was very interesting once one got to know
“We miss his dry wit and chagrin with 'The Donald.'”
Paul is survived by Robin and several other cousins.
Services will be private. If desired, donations in Paul's
memory can be made to the Weeks Public Library, P.O. Box
430, Greenland, NH 03840.
Terry majored in Physics and lived in Winthrop House. He was
a member of the Glee Club, Hasty Pudding and the Spee Club.
After graduating with us in 1955 he went on to receive his
MBA from the Harvard Business School in 1958.
Terry was a trust banker in Chicago and Colorado Springs as
well as Cincinnati, where he was head of the trust division
of Fifth Third Bank. He served on the boards of the
Cincinnati May Festival and Cincinnati Opera and on the
vestry and choir of the Indian Hill Church.
Terry is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, a son and daughter
and four grandchildren. Memorial gifts may be made to The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 2944 Erie Ave 45208 or The Salvation Army of
Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, 114 E. Central Parkway 45202
James J. Sidd died on May 18, 2018.
Jim majored in Social Relations and lived in Lowell House.
He was on the House Committee and participated in freshman
and varsity football, as well as managing the Varsity
track team his senior year. He was a member of the
Undergraduate Manager's Council, the Social Relations
Society and the Harvard Varsity Club.
Jim went on to the Harvard Medical School and trained
under the distinguished cardiologist and Harvard Medical
School professor David Littmann, MD, father of the modern
stethoscope. Upon graduation in 1959 he spent 42 years
practicing medicine at the Newton-Wellesley Hospital, 31
as Chief of Cardiology where he helped countless patients
and doctors with his quiet confidence and esteemed
teaching abilities. He saved Renny Little's
father-in-law who had a cardiac arrest on the operating
table while undergoing a hand operation.
Jim took time out to serve as a Captain in the Army
Medical Corps in 1971-1973, and continued to transform a
cardiology service into a thriving medical department
before retiring in 2009. He also served as an Associate
Professor of Medicine at Tufts Medical School for over 40
years and as an Instructor of Medicine at the Harvard
Medical School in the 1960's.
Jim is survived by his wife Ruth, three children and four
grandchildren. A memorial service will be held for family
and friends on June 22, 2018 at 1:00 PM in The Memorial
Church in the Harvard Yard. Parking is available in the
Broadway Garage, 7 Felton Street. Donations may be made in
his memory to the Newton-Wellesley Hospital or a favorite
Richard B. Hedberg died on May 11, 2018.
Dick attended Harvard with us freshman year but left
during sophomore year to serve in the U.S. Army as a
medical technician during the final year of the Korean
Conflict. He returned in 1955 to finish his Associate
degree in accounting at Bentley University.
Dick had a wicked sense of humor, and his sardonic t-shirt
collection was famous. He loved cops, U.S. servicemen, the
Constitution and the American flag, and he strongly
believed in the founding principles of American Democracy.
Dick played the piano and enjoyed all kinds of music,
often harmonizing the bass part of whatever was playing on
the radio. He loved dogs, children, and the family farm in
Maine. Lobsters lived in terror of his grin.
Dick is survived by his three children and two
grandchildren. A memorial contribution in his name can be
sent to the Vernon Cancer Center at the Newton-Wellesley
Hospital or to an institution of your choice that deals
with dogs, this country, servicemen of all stripes, or
Stephen L. DenHartog died on April 23, 2018.
Denny met his mentor, Outing Club Leader Bob Bates, at
Exeter Academy and made an assault with him of Mt.
McKinley in 1952 and helped Bates pack for his assault on
K2 ( Mt. Goodwin -Austen) in 1953.
Denny went on to study geology at Harvard University but
he spent a little too much time with the Outing Club,
skiing and hiking from the Harvard Hut on Mount
Washington. So in 1954 he found himself in the Army,
testing ordinance at their Cold Weather Testing Facility
at Fort Churchill, on Hudson Bay. He did return to
Harvard, and between lacrosse and climbing, graduated with
the class of 1957.
Denny soon found himself in the Antarctic during the
International Geophysical Year (IGY), 1957-58. The work
and the people he met at McMurdo, the South Pole station,
and on the traverse formed the basis of his depth and
wealth of knowledge and stories about the cold regions.
Denny went on to get his Masters in Geology at the Montana
School of Mines, and with the money left over from the GI
bill, he took flying lessons. Flying for the Civil Air
Patrol satisfied his independent, mechanical streak.
Eventually Denny's arctic and antarctic experience led him
to Hanover, NH to work for the Cold Regions Research and
Engineering Laboratory (CRREL). There he specialized in
the study of river and lake ice and helped design, build,
and then work for the Ice Engineering department until his
retirement in 1993.
The DenHartogs raised their family in Hanover and spent
summers on Littlest Mud Island in Wolfeboro, NH.
Denny faced retirement and old age with full independence,
reaching the age when he did not have to pay dues to the
American Alpine Club. He enjoyed volunteering at the
Montshire Museum of Science, and insuring that all the
books at the Etna Library in Hanover were read and
Denny's life was guided by a strong sense of independence
and curiosity that he shared with all he knew.
He is survived by his daughter Dorcas, son Maarten and
eight grandchildren. A celebration of his life will be
held at the Montshire Museum, Thursday evening May 24th,
from 5:30-8:30pm. Donations to the Montshire Museum, to
your public radio classical music station, or blood
donations to the American Red Cross can be made in lieu of
Edward P. Emerson died on May 5, 2108.
Eddie lived in Eliot House and majored in Mathematics. He
graduated with us in 1955 and held an advanced degree from
the University of Minnesota.
Eddie was the President and Founder of Enigmatic Research
(a small group of individuals that have researched the
fringes of science for most of their lives).
"If we knew what we were doing, it wouldn't be research."
Cellist, mathematician, teacher, writer, and bon-vivant,
he was a planetary citizen, living and adventuring
throughout South America, Mexico, Europe, & North
Eddie lived life to the absolute edges, loved completely,
and was a precious friend, leaving behind many cherished
He is survived by his daughter and a number of nieces,
nephews and their families.
Memorials preferred to 3 Pound Cats Veterinary (St. Paul,
MN), Meals on Wheels, and the ACLU. A celebration of his
life will be held on the summer solstice, June 21, 2018.
Details to be published at a closer date. The family
deeply thanks all who loved and cared for Eddie in his
Nicholas J. Baker died on March 19, 2018.
Nick majored in Fine Arts and lived in Winthrop House
where he participated in hockey and crew. He was on the
Harvard sailing team, and a member of AD Club, The Varsity
Club, Hasty Pudding and the Taffrail Club.
Nick was also a member of the N.R.O.T.C, and after college
he spent 2 years in the U.S. Navy and then 5 years at
State Street Bank in Boston.
In 1962, Nick began teaching fifth grade at Milton Academy
and continued his career in education in 1967 as head of
Lower School at Moses Brown (1967-Providence, RI) and then
head of Lower School at Greenwich Country Day
(1970-Greenwich, CT), followed by head of Lower School at
Meadowbrook (1972-Weston, MA).
In 1976, Nick purchased an instant printing franchise in
Boston and operated it until he sold the business in 1990.
In retirement Nick spent time writing six books. Two books
were about the history of Wings Neck, a place he loved,
and four books were about the paintings and artwork of
John Prentiss Benson, his wife's grandfather. Throughout
his life, Nick enjoyed sailing, traveling, and spending
time with his family. He is predeceased by his wife Joan
(nee Benson) and is survived by his children Ned, Bee, and
Bonnie, brothers Toby and Ben, sister Hope and six
In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to the
Association to Preserve Cape Cod, 482 Main St., Dennis, MA
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 19th at
11 am, First Parish Church, 349 Boston Post Road, Weston,
Robert G. Crouch died on December 21, 2017.
Bob majored in Social Relations and lived in Dunster House
where he participated in squash and Tennis.
Paul H. Ephross died on January 12, 2017.
Paul majored in Social Relations and was a member of
Dudley House. A Harvard Band member, he was also in the
Social Relations Society and the Liberal Union. After
receiving his AB with us in 1955, Paul received his MSW
from the School of Social Work at Boston University in
1957 and his PhD from the University of Chicago's School
of Social Service Administration in 1969.
He was one of only 12 students who studied community
organization and was in the first class of doctoral social
work students at the University. Paul served as professor
of the University of Maryland's School of Social Work
where he taught courses on group work, social change,
ethnicity, and human behavior and the social environment
from 1974 until his retirement in 2008. He was also a
clinical professor of psychiatry in the Department of
Medicine at the University of Maryland's Medical School
from 1989 to 1994. While teaching, he also wrote seven
major textbooks including subjects such as group work,
populations at risk, and ethnicity and social work
practice. He was part of the first wave of social workers
specializing in the field of group work and social change.
A popular, creative and innovative teacher, Paul excelled
at experiential-based teaching and introduced human
sexuality content to students of professional schools
across the campus. He also oversaw grants and contracts
that supported the University of Maryland and served as
director or principal investigator for research on the
communication of AIDS information within families;
post-doctoral training in applied and policy research in
family mental health; and illness behavior in mid-life
women, among other topics and found time for private
practice on a part-time basis.
Paul also conducted trainings and was a consultant to
numerous religious organizations including the B'nai
B'rith International and Associated Catholic Charities of
Baltimore. He provided training at the International
Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services of
Alexandria, Virginia; the Alzheimer's and Related Diseases
Association of Baltimore; the Multiple Sclerosis Society
of Baltimore; and supervised psychiatry residents at the
Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of
Medicine. Paul was also qualified as an expert witness to
the circuit courts of Montgomery, Baltimore and Carroll
Counties and the district courts of Anne Arundel,
Maryland, and Fairfax, Virginia.
Paul is survived by his wife Joan a daughter, two sons and
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made
to the Paul Ephross Scholarship Fund, University of MD
School of Social Work; Mazon - A Jewish Response to
Hunger; or JSSA Hospice, Rockville, MD.
Elliott W. Gumaer, Jr. died on February 20, 2018.
Mike majored in History and lived in Leverett House where
he was a member of the swimming team. He was the Business
Manager for the Hasty Pudding Theatricals and a member of
the Fox Club.
After graduating from Cornell Law School in 1958, Mike was
admitted to the New York State Bar that same year. He then
joined the Rochester, NY, law firm of Nixon, Hargrave,
Devans & Doyle, LLP (now Nixon Peabody, LLP). Mike
became a partner in 1964 and focused on tax, estate and
trust law, becoming a trusted advisor to individuals,
families, businesses and charitable foundations. He
retired as a senior partner and was a member of the
American College of Estate and Trust Counsel.
Mike's service to others was not limited to the practice
of law. He was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in
Rochester, NY where he served as a member of the vestry.
Mike was dedicated to the University of Rochester. In 1972
he became a voting trustee, 1995 a senior trustee and 2000
a life trustee. As a board member he served on
Development, Executive, External Affairs and Nominations
& Board Practices committees. In addition, he served
as a member of the university's management team for the
School of Medicine. He was especially passionate about the
Eastman School of Music, where he served as chair. Mike
was president of Genesee Hospital, president of the
Hillside Children's Home, a board member of the Genesee
Country Museum and an officer of the Monroe County
Republican Finance Committee. He was
Also a member and president of the Country Club of
Rochester. During Mike's senior year at Harvard, he was
introduced to Nantucket by friends and continued his love
for the island, spending every summer there for the rest
of his life. Mike was a board member of the Sankaty Head
Golf Club and a member of the Nantucket Yacht Club, where
he served as commodore from 1991-1993. Mike never feared
charting a new course and loved spending time on the water
tossing plugs for bluefish. He enjoyed tennis, rounds of
golf at Sankaty, being captain of the 200 Club, sailing
and beach time with family and friends. Mike was a Wharf
Rat, where he enjoyed the topics of the day and telling
stories on Old North Wharf.
He loved being a resident of Sea Island, GA, and the
Golden Isles where he was a member of Christ Church
Frederica, Rotary Club of St. Simons, Sea Island Club and
Ocean Forest Golf Club. Most recently, Mike and his wife
Lucia led the development of Gumaer Gardens at Nunnally
House, dedicated in October 2017, to provide a beautiful
and serene setting for hope, health and healing. The
Nunnally House and gardens are a complimentary residential
facility for cancer patients undergoing treatment and
families of critical care patients at Southeast Georgia
Mike is survived by his wife, a daughter; two sons; two
stepsons; and eight grandchildren
Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to Gumaer
Gardens at Nunnally House in care of Southeast Georgia
Health System Foundation, 2415 Parkwood Drive, Brunswick,
GA 31520. A celebration of life will be held at a later
date on Sea Island.
Edgar W. Jenkins died on February 14, 2017.
Ed attended Harvard on a Harvard College Scholarship. He
lived in Dunster House, majored in Physics and was a
member of the Mountaineering Club. Ed received a PhD from
Columbia in 1962. He is survived by his wife Kaye and a
daughter Elizabeth, '85, PhD, '89.
Hugh Latimer died on October 6, 2014.
Hugh lived in Eliot House and majored in Government. He
participated in house football and basketball and was a
member PBH, the United Nations Council and the Young
Hugh received his JD from Harvard in 1958 and lived in
He is survived by his wife Pennye, five children and six
Prescott G. Smith died on September 24, 2015.
Judith Bailey Reed writes,
“Katharine Tower Welsh’s son Tom informed her that
Kathy had suffered a bad fall in late December which
fractured her femur and necessitated immediate surgery.
Unfortunately she never really recovered and eventually
died on January 8.
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John J. Christman IV died on December 19, 2017.
John majored in Applied Science and lived in Winthrop
House. He was a member of the N.R.O.T.C, the Catholic
Club, Flying Club, Bull and Bear, Hasty Pudding and the
Harvard Engineering Society.
After graduation John spent two years on a destroyer and
then received an MBA in industrial management at the
Wharton School of Finance in 1959. He then embarked on a
career in business, working for the Kordite Corporation in
Jacksonville, Illinois and in1965 as a management
consultant for Booz, Allen & Hamilton in Chicago and
then in Shaker Heights. In 1968 he managed the firm’s
office in Detroit.
In 1971 John was became vice-president of Chase Brass
& Copper, Inc. in Cleveland. In 1977, he moved to
Concord, Massachusetts when he was made president of Royal
Business Forms, Inc. in Nashua, New Hampshire. After an
unhappy divorce he left Royal and took a job as the
executive vice-president of a small computer company
called DataRoyal, which later became a subsidiary
L.M.Ericcson, the Swedish telecommunications giant. Moving
to Bedford, New Hampshire he eventually became general
manager of the division until a Swede was put in the
senior management position.
John purchased a ketch and cruised with his second wife
until she nearly died from food poisoning. They sold the
boat and bought a house in Tierra Virde, Florida. He
returned to consulting with Booz Allen & Hamilton in
New Delhi, India with side trips to Paris, Singapore and
Washington. DC. John finished his career setting up a
small computer software company in Florida to do
outsourcing for U.S. Companies. He ran the firm from 1992
to 2001 when he retired to enjoying sailing three days a
week and trying to keep his body in working order. He is
survived by his wife Helen four sons, two step daughters,
a stepson and 13 grandchildren.
Joseph Lee Sannella died on January 24, 2018.
Joe majored in Biochemical Sciences and lived in Dudley
House where he chaired the house Speakers and Entertainers
Committee in 1954. He was also on the house basketball and
softball teams, and and a member of the Pre-Med Society,
the United Nations Council and the Outing Club.
After graduating as what he called a “C -Student,” Joe
received a Master’s degree from the University of
Massachusetts, an MBA from the University of Deleware and
a PhD in Chemistry from Purdue University.
He went to work for the American Viscose Corporation in
Pennsylvania. In 1967 the family moved to Muncie, Indiana
where Joe joined the Research & Development group at
Ball Corporation. He enjoyed his work and his coworkers,
retiring after 29 years as a Director of R&D. Helping
others was a priority for Joe and he was very proud of his
Community Service Award he received from Ball. He helped
to organize the first Big Brothers and Sisters
organization in Muncie and was very active with Kiwanis,
Jaycees and the Isanogel Center. In his spare time, he
also went into business with a partner and owned B-K Root
Beer and Pasquale's Pizza in Muncie.
Joe was an avid traveler, chef, golfer, and duplicate
bridge player. He traveled the world with Southern
Portugal and Italy as favorites. A highlight was visiting
the small mountain village in Italy where his father was
born. Embracing his Italian heritage, Joe enjoyed making
ravioli and spaghetti sauce from scratch. He was
especially proud of his sauce, often growing his own
tomatoes and spending many hours canning. He was a member
of Delaware Country Club and, although a self-taught
golfer, managed to achieve a hole-in-one. Lastly, he was a
member of the Muncie Duplicate Bridge Club and was always
up for a competitive card game, especially after a round
Memorial donations may be directed to the IU School of
Medicine c/o the IU Foundation, P.O. Box 7072
Indianapolis, IN 46207-7072 in memory of Dr. Joseph
Edward G. Curran died on February 3, 2018.
Ed was with us through his sophomore year and then served
in the U.S. Army for two years before returning to
Harvard, living in Leverett House and graduating in 1958.
He enjoyed a 32-year affiliation with John Hancock Mutual
Life Insurance Company where he began his career as a
programmer in the advent of the computer era, retiring as
its General Director in 1992. Ed enjoyed his work in
electronic data processing, find it particularly
challenging as it changed from year to year.
He was active in church affairs, a member of the Knights
of Columbus Council 5027 and the Scituate Harbor Yacht
In retirement Ed enjoyed gardening, caring for his yard
and cooking. Most of all, he cherished his role as a proud
father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Ed is survived by his wife Darrylle, three daughters, two
sons, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Office
Development, Shriners Hospitals for Children (to be
directed to their Springfield location), 2900 Rocky Point
Dr., Tampa, FL 3360
Francis A. Beer died on January 23, 2018.
Frank lived in Dunster House and majored in Biology. He
was a member of the diving team and PBH. He went on to
Yale Medical School, graduating in 1959. In his first year
of medical school he worked at Griffin Hospital in Derby,
CT in 1956, and did his residency at the Grace-New Haven
Community Hospital in CT from 1960 to 1963. He then became
a General Surgeon at Laconia Hospital in NH in 1965. He
also served in the reserves as a Captain of the Medical
Corps in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in
In 1970 Frank returned to his home town of Waltham, MA and
worked at Waltham Hospital as a General Surgeon and then
as an Emergency Room Physician until his retirement in
2004. Frank was intelligent and an exceptional surgeon for
43 years and was recognized for his ground-breaking
research on kidney transplants. He loved medicine and was
well respected and valued by the people with whom he
worked as well as the community he served.
Frank studied art early in life and was an accomplished
painter. He enjoyed swimming, painting, playing guitar,
and canoeing with his wife Gwen and dog "Lady" in NH and
on family vacations in the summer in York Beach, Maine. He
had a good sense of humor and a deep affinity for
chocolates and sweets. Frank's wife of 60 years died six
days before Frank. He leaves his son, twin daughters and 4
Memorial gifts in his memory can be made to your local
hospice care center or animal shelter.
George R.B. Schatzki died on December 27, 2017.
George majored in Social relations and was a member of
Lowell House. He was chairman of the House Committee, on
the Dance Committee and an active participant in house
athletics, serving on the seven teams. After graduating
with us in 1955 George went on to receive an L.L.B in 1958
and an L.L.M in 1965 from Harvard.
He was a Professor of Law and Associate Dean at the
University of Texas School of Law (1965-1979) and Dean and
Professor (1979-1984) at University of Washington School
of Law. George then became the Dean at the University of
Connecticut School of Law (1984-2000) and was and an
esteemed Emeritus Professor and interim Dean at the Sandra
Day O'Connor School of Law at Arizona State since 2000.
With an academic career spanning almost 6 decades he will
be greatly missed by present and past colleagues,
thousands of former students, family, and many friends.
George is survived by his wife Lorraine, three sons, and
nine grandchildren, In lieu of flowers, donations may be
made to the Society of American Baseball Research (SABR)
Cronkite School at ASU 555 N. Central Ave. #416 Phoenix,
Laurence L. Turner died on October 24, 2017.
Larry attended Harvard on John Harvard and N.R.O.T.C
He majored in Applied Science and was a member of Kirkland
House where he played on the tennis team. He was on the
Social Committee of the Taffrail Club and a member of the
Hasty Pudding Theatricals.
Larry graduated cum laude and entered the Navy as an
Engineering officer, serving three years on active duty
and nine years in the USN Reserve. In 1958 he returned to
Harvard, receiving an MBA in 1960.
His business career began in banking, then shifted to
financial management for various companies serving as a
controller and also as a vice president of finance. Larry
was described by his superiors as having phenomenal
analytical talent and was innovative, quiet, unassuming,
In 1980 he became a partner in MDS Products, a dental
products distribution firm. He worked there as President
& CFO until he retired in 2007.
Larry enjoyed camping and travel in his motor home. He was
an avid off-roader in his Land Cruiser and had an uncanny
sense for the location of unmarked roads which he was
challenged to explore. He and his wife enjoyed three
cruises as Larry liked to be on the ocean. They enjoyed
many trips with the Lazy Daze Caravan Club. His second
home in Sedona, AZ was his paradise.
Larry is survived by his wife Sharon, three
step-daughters, five granddaughters and one grandson.
Richard W. Darrell died on June 23, 2017.
Dick attended Harvard on a James Bryant Conant
He majored in Biochemistry and resided in Eliot House. He
was captain of the Varsity heavyweight crew our senior
year and a member of the A.D. Club and Hasty Pudding.
After graduating cum laude Dick received an MD from the
Harvard Medical School in 1959 and a D.MEd.Sci from
Columbia University in 1965.
Dick’s medical speciality was ophthalmology and at the
time of our 25th he was an assistant professor of
ophthalmology at Columbia University and a member of a
number of professional societies in his field. Dick
continued his career as an associate professor and
eventually a full clinical professor at Columbia’s
Harkness Eye Institute in New York before retiring.
He is survived by his wife Constance and a son Trevor.
Joseph Lee Sannella died on January 24, 2018.
John J. Christman died on December 19, 2017.
William M. Field died on January 15, 2018.
Bill completed his BA in anthropology in 1957 after
serving two years active duty in the U.S. Army, 2nd
Infantry Division in the Korean War.
After college he worked briefly for the New Haven Railroad
on the famed Merchants Club Car, a culmination of his
lifelong love for the railroad. Soon, building on his
artistic talents as Stars & Stripes cartoonist and
Hasty Pudding Club theatricals producer, Bill went on to
join the design department at the Polaroid Corporation in
Cambridge, MA. During his years in Cambridge he produced
Newport Folk Festivals and was actively involved in many
civil rights and community organizations, including the
Boston Chapter for the Congress of Racial Equality.
For nearly 20 years at Polaroid and while Director of
Design Bill established an international design
In 1976 he returned to Santa Fe where he founded William
Field Design on Palace Avenue. Bill's work maintained a
national presence throughout his career and garnered over
400 local, regional, and national design awards, including
recognition as Art Director of the Year by the New York
Art Director's Club.
Bill was known for his generosity in sharing his work with
many nonprofit organizations in the interest of supporting
and enriching his own community. Continuing on the
preservation efforts of his mother, he remained a driving
force behind the Spanish Colonial Arts Society and the
Educating others in the graphic arts was a personal
endeavor for Bill, and during his career he taught at
Massachusetts College of Art, Boston Museum School,
Harvard's Carpenter Center, and the Santa Fe Community
In 2003 Bill was named the first Director of the Museum of
Spanish Colonial Art, retiring in 2010 but continuing to
serve as exhibit designer and consultant. He received the
Mayor's Award for Excellence in Arts & Culture in
1997, was appointed to the New Mexico Arts Commission in
2001, received the Governor's Award for Excellence in the
Arts in 2007, and was named a Santa Fe Living Treasure in
Bill was an honorary member of the Santa Fe Rotary
Foundation and the St. Vincent Hospital Auxiliary. He
served on many community boards, among them were School of
American Research, Santa Fe Community Foundation, the Old
Santa Fe Association, and the Spanish Colonial Arts
He will be remembered by many as embodying the highest
spirit of Old Santa Fe: warmth, kindness, friendship,
neighborliness, generosity, and genuineness. His beautiful
smile could light up a room.
Bill is survived by his wife Maureen, two daughters, a son
and two daughters by a previous marriage, and three
grandchildren. He will be interred at the National
Cemetery in a private ceremony. A Memorial Service will be
held on Friday, February 2nd from 1 to 3 pm at the Museum
of Spanish Colonial Art, with a reception to follow at the
Hotel Santa Fe until 6 pm.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation in
his name to the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, 750 Camino
Lejo. Santa Fe, NM 87505.
William B. Breed, Jr. died on December 29, 2017.
Known by many of his classmates as “Bongo,” Bill lived in
Leverett House and was a member of the R.O.T.C and the Fox
Club. After graduation he spent two years as a Lieutenant
in the U.S. Army stationed in Germany during the Hungarian
Revolution and Suez Crisis.
He then returned to Cambridge to attend the Harvard
Bill joined Donaldson Lufkin & Jenette where he was an
innovator in asset management. He then became president
and chief operating officer of Madison Fund, Inc., and
worked in New York for the Lindsay Administration during
the development of Roosevelt Island on which he lived for
Bill was an advocate for woman’s equality in the workplace
long before it was fashionable. Bill retired at 52 with
what he called a “bronze” parachute and spent the rest of
his life following his passions for family, friends,
sailing, skiing, and traveling to Italy. He had a
wonderful sense of humor, and an adventurous spirit
remaining forever young. Survivors include a son,
daughter-in-law, two grandchildren, three stepchildren and
twelve step grandchildren. A celebration of his life will
be held this summer at a place, date and time to be
David M. Gimlett died on November 26, 2017.
Dave spent his freshman year with us and then transferred
to Stanford University, graduating in 1955. A graduate of
the University of Washington Medical School in 1961, he
went on to family practice for nearly 50 years, finally
retiring at the age of 80 after delivering some 2000
Seen as a renaissance man, Dave had broad interests
ranging from science to philosophy, music and literature.
He is survived by his wife Sherrie, 4 children, 11
grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Craig Jennings died on May 20, 2016.
Roger Hazen Vaglia died on December 17, 2017.
Roger received an academic scholarship to attend Harvard.
He played freshman football and lived in Leverett House,
majoring in Engineering Science. After graduation he
worked in Research and Development at the Elliot Co. in
Jeannette, PA. Subsequent moves took him to Bradford, PA
and Beaumont, TX with Dresser Clark. In 1962 he moved to
Springfield, OH where he began a 38-year career in Sales
and Marketing with White Motor, Superior, Cooper Energy
Services, finally retiring in 2000 after holding various
management positions in Engineering, Sales and Marketing.
Roger often remarked that only in America could the
grandson of barely educated European immigrants, son of a
father who quit school after 8th grade to work in the
mines, end up at Harvard and then see both his children
get master's degrees in their chosen fields.
Before and after retirement he and his wife Marilyn
traveled extensively that took them to all 50 US states,
all the Canadian provinces, 122 foreign countries, and all
seven continents. His other retirement activities included
an A to Z garden (from arugula to zucchini) in which he
grew a wide variety of veggies to, as he put it, "eat, can
and give away to friends and the foodbank."
For the past three years, he worked with a group of
compressor and engine enthusiasts to save and restore a
1936 Superior engine. This fall the group was able to
return the engine to working order. The engine will be
donated to the Coolspring Power Museum, in Coolspring, PA.
Roger had a wide circle of friends, both locally and
around the US. He organized reunions with high school
classmates and the Harvard '55 Freshman football team as
well as former fellow employees.
Roger is survived by his wife, Marilyn Hohn Vaglia, a
daughter, son, and large extended family.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the
Springfield Second Harvest Food Bank, 701 East Columbia
St., Springfield, OH 45503 or the Coolspring Power Museum,
179 Coolspring Road, Coolspring, PA 15730.
Jay C. Willson died on November 23, 2017.
A resident in Leverett House, Jay majored in History. An
Army ROTC graduate, he served as a platoon leader of eight
light tanks outside of Mannheim, Germany before receiving
an M.B.A from the University of Michigan in 1960. Jay then
lived in Chicago in various positions in corporate finance
followed by work in the Security and Exchange Commission
and the Department of Justice. He moved to Santa Fe, in
1991 which he noted at the time of our 50th, “turned out
to be very successful and if not always appealing is at
least intriguing.” While there in retirement he loved to
fish for trout and enjoyed his membership in the Santa Fe
Council on International Relations.
Jay is survived by his wife Gail, a daughter and son and
In lieu of flowers, please consider honoring Jay through a
donation to the New Mexico Environmental Law Center, 505-989-9022,
Marvin Weiss died on November 12, 2017.
Marvin majored Government and lived in Kirkland House
where he played house soccer and softball. After Harvard
he attended the University of Pennsylvania Law School,
graduating in 1958. He then served two years in the US
Army stationed at Fort Dix in New Jersey before starting a
prestigious career as a corporate attorney in Philadelphia
for several Center City law firms, including Dilworth,
Paxson, Kalish, Korn and Levy and Eisen, Fineburg and
McCarthy. Marvin also served in executive positions at
Atlantic Trailer Leasing, Prescription Delivery Systems
and CorCell, a division of the Coriell Institute for
Marvin was a generous supporter of several humanitarian
organizations, including the Federation of Jewish Agencies
of Greater Philadelphia and the Anti-Defamation League of
B'nai B'rith Philadelphia, where he served a term as the
Chairman of Metropolitan Philadelphia Advisory Board. He
also received a number of honors including the Steven
Girard Award, the Steven Girard Alumni Award of Merit and
the Ben Gurion Lodge B'nai B'rith Award.
Marvin is survived by his wife Betty, two sons and four
grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions
may be made in his honor to the charity of your choice.
Marvin G. Milner died on September 20, 2017.
Marvin was in Matthews 209 as a freshman. A real New
Yorker, he loved New York City and worked for it for many
years. He is survived by his wife Stella and son David
Stephen J. Szaraz died on May 18, 2017.
Stephen majored in Music and resided in Eliot House. He
was involved in the rich musical life of Cleveland, Ohio
for many years as a performer and voice teacher before he
began a second career as Finance Director at University
School, a private school for boys in the Greater Cleveland
area, where he worked until his retirement.
Stephen was known for a warm voice and a jovial attitude.
He wrote in his 60th Report:
"I sing to the great hickory in my backyard. The neighbors
are naturally stunned - they prefer my dogs barking I
He also had a deep love for family and friends.
Steve's wife Irene of 45 years predeceased him. He is
survived by his three children and six grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial gifts to
Cleveland Animal Protective League, 1729 Willey Avenue,
Cleveland, OH 44113 or
University School Financial Aid Fund, 2785 SOM Center
Rd., Hunting Valley, OH 44022.
Colin R. Doane died on October 9, 2017.
Colin majored in Romance Languages. He lived in Leverett
House and was President of the Pistol and Revolver Club,
Vice President of the Federalists Club and a member of the
Outing Club. An ROTC student, upon graduation he was
commissioned in the Air Defense Artillery branch of the US
Army. He served in the air defenses of Boston MA and
Norfolk VA as well as overseas in Greenland, Alaska and
Vietnam. In 1975 Colin retired from the Army with the rank
of Lieutenant Colonel.
He entered the civil service as an education counselor and
administrator in the Education Branch, Ft. Bliss, TX,
retiring in 1995. Colin enjoyed travel, visiting Hawaii,
Canada, Mexico, Denmark, France, England, and New Zealand.
He was interested in firearms and shooting. He wrote
several articles on various aspects of firearms, and
co-authored a book on the French Model 1935 pistols with
Eugene Medlin. Colin was preceded in death by his wife,
Mary Kay and is survived by his son, daughter and three
James J. Boone, Jr. died on July 29, 2017.
Jim attended Harvard College on a full academic
scholarship, studying pre-med and psychology, graduating
cum Laude in 1957. From 1957-59 he served in the U.S. Army
Medical Corps in Virginia and as an Assistant Personnel
Psychologist (Spec. E/4) in Columbus, OH.
In the 1960s, Jim attended Arlington Street Church in
Boston where he was deeply involved in the Civil Rights
Movement, and through which he tutored at-risk youth in
the Commonwealth, primarily in Roxbury. His decades-long
career in personnel brought him to various tech companies
in the Boston area, including Polaroid and Xerox; perhaps
not coincidentally, he was also a professional
photographer up until his death.
As a young man Jim enjoyed sailing on the Charles River;
throughout his life he embraced all manner of mathematical
and literary puzzles, music and theater; but his favorite
pastime of all was square dancing, whether it was as a
participant, a caller, or an instructor. Jim will be
remembered for his brilliance and for his enthusiasm for a
dizzying array of personal interests and humanitarian
He was predeceased by his wife Janet and leaves two sons,
a daughter, eight grandchildren, and two
In lieu of flowers, donations in Jim's memory may be made
to your local library.
Nolan M. Williams died on September 2, 2007.
Nolan resided in Dunster House and majored in
Gregory Troubetzkoy died on August 26, 2017.
Edward J. Murphy died on September 22, 2917.
Ed (aka Ted) graduated cum laude in Government and lived
in Leverett House. He was a member of the House and
Forum Committees and participated in House basketball
and swimming. A liberal Union member, he also played
football and was a swimmer for Harvard.
After receiving an M.A.T. from Harvard in 1956 Ed served
as a Naval officer, fighter pilot and a Professor of
Naval Science attached to the NROTC at UC Berkeley until
he resigned his commission in 1967. He then returned to
UC Berkeley as a student to pursue a doctorate in
education but left the program when UC canceled it due
to student riots.
Ed maintained his passion for teaching and his
involvement in youth programs. He taught math and
English at Pinole Jr High School. He opened an
after-school program on his property that featured
tennis, along with math and music lessons. Inspired by
Thoreau's understanding of the unique drummer in all of
us, he named his school Drumlin. Drumlin quickly evolved
into a USTA-sanctioned tennis club for Junior members
only. Over the years he produced top players at the
collegiate and professional level.
In 1986, after purchasing a house in Val di Sogno on
Lake Garda, Italy, Ed promptly taught himself Italian,
played tennis with the locals, and swam in the
magnificent lake. In the USA, he played the USTA senior
circuit and was highly ranked. Social gatherings in all
of these places were always enjoyed, especially song and
Ed is survived by his wife Madlyn, a son, daughter and
four grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the extended
family requests donations go to the American
Alzheimer's Association at The Murphy Family
A Leverett House resident, Gregory majored in Slavic. He
was a member of the Slavic Society and Cercle Francais.
Gregory noted in his 50th Reunion Report that he spent
thirty-two years of his life working on Wall Street. He
worked in International Finance for Credit Suisse in New
York City and as an auditor for Brown Brothers Harriman in
Gregory felt the crowning achievement of his life was the
publication of his book In the Service of the Tsar
Against Napoleon in 1999.
"It has sold 3584 copies and long after I am gone it will
continue to gather dust on some bookshelf---so there is
life after death!"
After his divorce from his wife Jeanne in 1987 he married
Charlotte Horner in 1996. They enjoyed cruises to the
Bahamas and often traveled to Europe. They moved to Boca
Raton in Florida and were members of the Boca Raton Resort
and Club. Gregory was also a member the Napoleonic Society
and the fraternity of Freemasons.
A stepson and two stepdaughters survive him. The family
requests that memorials be given to Victory Christian
Center, Pastor Don and Cathy Karpinen, 3499 NW Boca Raton
Blvd., Boca Raton, Fl. 33431 (561) 391-2800 or to the charity
of their choice in his memory.
Frederick B. Churchill died on July 22, 2017.
Fred majored in Biology and lived in Winthrop House
where he participated in house football, soccer and
skiing. He was a member of PBH and the Skiing Club and
competed on the Varsity Skiing Team. After volunteering
two years of service in the U.S. Army Fred continued his
education at Columbia University where he earned both
his MA in History and a Ph.D in History of Science. He
then joined the new Department of History and Philosophy
of Science at Indiana University, retiring as a
Professor in 1997. Over his career Fred wrote two books
and published numerous articles in the history of
heredity, development and evolution.
Fred’s joy was in his summer home in Strafford, Vermont
where he and his family could enjoy outdoor life and his
love of hiking and bird watching.
He is survived by his wife Sandra
and a large extended family, along with many family dogs
that also shared his life. In lieu of flowers
contributions may be made to the Sassafras Audubon
Society, P.O. Box 85, Bloomington IN 47402, or the
Sycamore Land Trust, 4898E Heritage Woods Rd.
Bloomington, Indiana. 47401.
R. Eric Alving died on August 27,
Henry McQuiston died on June 1,
Carl Wilber died on March 2, 2007.
John L. Lang died on August 31,
William H. Horton died on March 5,
William C. Cattell died on February
Eli W. Warsaw died on April 18,
John A. Johnson died on February 26, 1991.
David Jacob Golden died on February 26, 2017.
David lived in Adams House and majored in American
History. He was a member of the Lampoon, Yearbook
Publications and the Young Democratic Club. Upon
graduation he went into the family business with the
Tranzonic Companies which manufacture and distribute a
variety of products for industrial purposes. Upon
retiring as the Senior Vice President and Director and
the sale of his company, David traveled extensively and
kept horses for fox hunting for many years at the
Chagrin Valley Hunt Club in Gates Mills, Ohio. He loved
music and words and was skilled at repartee. David’s
many friends knew him as a magnetic and generous bon
He wrote in his 60th Report that he “planned to stay
sober, take more cruises, dismiss diets as delusionary
fads, and smoke at least two pipes and seven cigars per
He is survived by his son Ethan,’94. Friends who wish
may contribute to the Macular Degeneration Research
Foundation, 22512 Gateway Center Dr., Clarksburg, MD
20871 or the Cleveland Orchestra.
John S. Chatfield died on August 6, 2017.
John majored in History and resided in Eliot House where
he chaired the House Committee and played house squash.
He was also a member of the Student Council, the Hasty
Pudding Club and Theatricals and the Lampoon. John also
served as Secretary and President of the Porcellian Club
and was a member of the N.R.O.T.C.
Following his graduation, John served in the U.S.Navy as
a Combat Information Center (CIC) Officer for two years
on a destroyer, the USS Perry, after which he attended
Harvard Law School, graduating in 1960. John then joined
the Manhattan District Attorney's office under Frank
Hogan where he worked until 1966. He then spent time as
an investment advisor at Train Cabot Associates, and
ultimately as a commodities trader, an interest and
career which he held for the remainder of his life.
In his early years John traveled far and wide, making
trips with friends through Europe and all across Asia.
An avid sailor, he continued making annual trips with
friends through his 70s, up the coast of Maine to sail
in Newfoundland and Nova Scotia on his beloved boat, a
Concordia yawl named "Houri."
John is survived by his wife Jane, three children and
two Grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on
September 30th at the chapel at St. George's church
(known as Calvary-St. George's church) 4 Rutherford
Place, between 16 & 17th Streets & Stuyvesant
Park in New York City A reception will follow.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the
United Mid-Coast Charities at 27 Washington St.#1a,
Camden, ME 04843.
Eugene M. Abroms died on July 10, 2017.
Gene attended Harvard on a Harvard College Scholarship
and was a Detur Award winner his sophomore year. A
pre-med student, Gene majored in Philosophy. While
living in Lowell House he was a member of the Philos.
Club, Combined Charities and WHRB.
Gene graduated from the Harvard Medical School in 1959
and then entered the Air Force as a Captain, serving as
a flight surgeon in New Mexico. He took his psychiatric
residency at Cornell and then taught at the University
of Wisconsin where he became a Full Professor and
Psychiatric Residency Director at the Hahnemann Medical
School before going into full-time private practice.
Gene’s 60th Reunion Report noted the recent publication
of his book Living Light which describes the
approach to psychiatric treatment and psychotherapy that
he developed over the past half century. The subtitle,
“The Ideal of a Moral-Spiritual Therapy,” gives an
indication of its orientation.
Gene was a great lover of classical music and art. He is
survived by his wife Harriet, a son, two daughters and
five grandchildren. Donations in his memory to the
Alzheimer’s Association and Astral Artist will be very
Maurice H. Goretsky died on June 18, 2017.
Maish majored in Biochemistry and was a resident in
Dudley House where he was on the House and Dance
committees and active on the House touch football,
wrestling and soft ball teams. He was a member of the
Hillel Foundation, PBH, the Chemistry Club, Liberal
Union, and the United Nations Council.
Maish graduated with us in 1955 and in 1959 was part of
the first graduating class of the Yeshiva University
Einstein College of Medicine. In 1962 he was drafted and
deployed to Okinawa in advance of the Vietnam War. As a
Captain and physician he participated in special
operations in Thailand and Laos in addition to Vietnam
before the major offensive began.
Maish returned to Boston in 1964 and in 1967 he moved
west to California where he accepted a full-time
position with Kaiser-Permanente in Santa Clara. For the
next 46 years his family would make their home in the
Willow Glen area of San Jose, CA. Maish left Kaiser
after three years and opened a private practice in
Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology in the Town of
Reading and exercising were Maish's
two passions. He was well respected by his colleagues in
the medical profession and also by his patients. He was
honored by Stanford University with the title of
Clinical Professor and spent many hours with students
making rounds at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
as well as at Stanford. His humor was witty, joyous at
times, and frankly even crude -- right up until his
death. He joked that his epitaph should read as follows:
"He never endured sitting through a Stallone film."
Maish is survived by his wife Claire and two sons. In
lieu of flowers the family would like to request his
life be remembered with a donation to one of the
following organizations: Friends of the Israel Defense
Forces, Magen David Adom, or the Jewish War Veterans of
the United States.
Bob Blacklow reports,
"Just got word from some of my medical school classmates
that Gene (Eugene) M. Abroms ’55, MD ’59 died a
couple of days ago from an unknown (to me) malignancy.
A psychiatrist who practiced both in medical school and
in private settings he lived in Lowell House. I know of
no other details at this point. He was interested in
music and with his wife was a patron of the arts in
Philly. We got to know them well during the seven years
we lived there.”
(Ed. note: Further information is at yet unobtainable.)
Robert S. Lees died on June 5, 2017.
Lees attended Harvard on an Honorary Harvard Club
Scholarship. He majored in Chemistry, graduating magna
cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Lees lived
in Winthrop House and was a member of the Chemistry
Club, the Pistol & Revolver Club and the Hasty
Pudding Theatricals. He graduated from the Harvard
Medical Medical School in 1959 and began his medical
career at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Later he
studied at the National Heart Hospital in London,
England and was a Commissioned Officer in the U.S.
Public Service at the National Institutes of Health in
After two years at Rockefeller University Lees came to
MIT in 1969 and remained on the faculty until he retired
as well as serving as a cardiologist at the
Massachusetts General Hospital for 50 years. His skill
at keeping patients alive and happy was widely admired
and appreciated. He also made several valuable clinical
research contributions to the field of cardiology.
Lees was a founder and president of the Boston Heart
Foundation in Kendall Square, which he directed from
1991 until he retired in 2004.
He leaves his wife Ann, four children, and five
grandchildren. A graveside service was held at the
Abel’s Hill Cemetery on Chilmark, MA where he had
enjoyed living a good deal of his life. Contributions in
Lees's memory can be made to the Boston Museum of Fine
John Francis Finnell, Jr. died on June 2, 2017.
Jack majored in Government and lived in Winthrop House.
He played J.V. football and was a member of the Hasty
Pudding. After graduating with us he received his L.L.B
from Harvard in 1958.
Jack served as an officer in the U.S. Army Military
Police and was called back into active duty by the U.S.
Army Reserves during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
In his early career, at age 29, he served as Tax
Commissioner of New York City under Mayor John Lindsay.
A fierce advocate for racial equality and economic
opportunity for all, Jack served on the election
committee of Simeon Golar who ran unsuccessfully for
Congress from Queens in 1984. Later in life, he built
his own immigration practice and dedicated it to helping
his clients have the opportunity to build a new and
better life in the United States.
Jack had an insatiable curiosity, a brilliant analytical
mind in law and life, and a passion for lifelong
learning. He studied everything from the Japanese
language to music, martial arts, philosophy, film, and
history. Always seeking insight into the true nature of
humanity and how to live a purposeful life, he attended
The School of Practical Philosophy with his wife where
they made many close friends.
A gifted athlete, Jack earned a black belt in Judo
placing as a finalist in the U.S. National Judo
Tournament in his age group in 1989 and 1991.
Jack is survived by his four children and six
Carlson Gerdau died on May 27,
Carl majored in History and lived in Lowell House where
he played house football and hockey. He was a member of
The Army R.O.T.C., PBH, and the Harvard Band.
After graduation Carl served six months in the Army and
then entered the General Theological Seminary,
graduating in June,1959 when he was ordained to the
diaconate and to the priesthood. His years of ministry
saw service as a Vicar and Rector within parishes in
Michigan, culminating in his appointment as Archdeacon,
Diocese in St. Louis, Missouri where he served until
1986. After a sabbatical Carl held a number of
distinguished and impactful positions in the Episcopal
Church around the country.
In 1998 he returned to New York City serving on a number
of important Church institutions and as Canon (chief
administrative officer) to two Presiding Bishops, Frank
Griswold and Katharine Jefforts-Schori.
Carl received a number of honorary doctorates.
He was a life long Democrat, a supporter of woman's
ordination and known for his mentoring skills,
gruffness, generosity, and his love of reading.
Carl is mourned by his sister and her four daughters, a
number of cousins and many friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Brantwood
Camp, PO Box 3350, Southborough, NH 03458 or the NAACP
of which Carl was a life-long member. NAACP Development,
4805 Mt. Hope Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215.
Hans-Peter Gundermann died on December 26, 2016.
Hans-Peter attended Harvard as an exchange student in
1952-53 during our sophomore year and was assigned to
our class. He came back to Harvard as a participant in
the AMP program (02/74-05/74) delegated by his employer
After leaving Harvard Hans-Peter continued his legal
studies at the University of Hamburg. He passed his
first law exam in 1955 and then started a three and a
half year of practical training at various courts and
administration law firms before joining a law firm after
passing his second law exam.
Hans-Peter worked for Mobil Oil for 22 years and then
engaged in the privatization of the nationalized economy
of East Germany as commissioner for the energy industry
of what used to be the East German state. Thereafter he
worked for a West German energy consortium to help post
communist Russia to reorganize its gas business.
Hans-Peter enjoyed his family life. He is survived by
his wife Haidi, a son, a daughter, and four
Peter Sourian died on
April 27, 2017.
Peter lived in Eliot House and his roommate Paul
Grand reports that he majored in Literature and
was an active member of the Signet Society. After
graduating with us in 1955, Peter served in the U.S.
Army and then his intellect and curiosity would lead him
to explore a range of literary endeavors in fiction,
philosophy, history, and pop culture - writing about
everything from the seventeenth century French
philosopher Blaise Pascal to the 1970's TV show All in
In the 60s, Peter joined Bard College as an English
professor, and remained a teacher and figure of the
department for forty-five years until his retirement in
2010. He wrote constantly and published two more novels,
The Best and Worst of Times, noted for its
"psychological reflections" of two college students
which was followed by The Gate, his most political work,
an exploration of the Armenian genocide. One critic
called it a "quiet frenzy" of "literary mastery." Later,
he'd write Supper Among Strangers, a collection of short
stories, and a book of essays, "At The French Embassy in
Sofia." Peter was the film and television critic of The
Nation during the 70s and wrote book reviews for the New
In his later years Peter was deeply involved in The
Clemente Course, sponsored by Bard College, which
provides free college courses to students who would
otherwise not be able to afford them. He loved to talk,
lecture and argue. One Christmas a relative gave him a
T-shirt that read, "I yell because I care." He was a
deeply affectionate man who also had a fierce love of
the truth, no matter how uncomfortable or troublesome.
Peter's great political passion was raising awareness of
the Armenian genocide and of the Armenian diaspora. He
wrote for decades about the plight of Armenia and served
on the editorial board of Ararat Magazine. In 2010 he
was honored by the Writers' Union of Armenia Literary
Bridges Program. Looking back as a man in his early 80s
Peter published a collection of maxims in Philosophy and
Literature: " There may be no new thought," he wrote, "
but there can be new information to which old thought
can adjust with originality."
Peter enjoyed life in New York, France and Nantucket. He
is survived by his wife, Eve, a son and daughter. At
Eve's suggestion the Class will send a contribution to
The Clemente Course at Bard College in his name.
John L. Green
died on March 26, 2017.
John majored in Biology and lived in Kirkland House. He
was active on the Dance Committee and played house
football, basketball and softball, and ran cross-country
and track for the House. A pre-Med Society member, John
was also a member of Biology Club, Bridge Club and PBH.
After graduation John attended the University of
Pennsylvania School of Medicine before returning to
Boston where he did his medical training at Boston
Children's Hospital. From 1961 to 1963 he served as a
Captain in the U. S. Air Force as the base pediatrician
at the Stead Air Force Base in Reno, Nevada. John then
practiced Pediatrics for 34 years with the Elmwood
Pediatric Group in Rochester, NY.
He was a member of the American Board of Pediatrics and
the American Academy of Pediatrics. Of his many
professional accolades he was most proud of receiving
the Grulee Award in 1994 from the American Academy of
Pediatrics. He was also a Professor Emeritus at the
University of Rochester where he enjoyed working with
and mentoring new physicians.
John is survived by his wife Marlene, three children,
six grandchildren and one great grandchild. For those
who wish, donations in lieu of flowers can be made in
John's name to a children's grief camp in Rochester,
Camp Heartstrings, 35 Lincoln Ave., Pittsford, NY 14534
Davis R.B. Ross died on February 26, 2017.
Davis wrote in our 25th Anniversary Report,
"I left Harvard on a midnight bus through my third year
of nonstudies, leaving with a House tutor's injunction
to take a year off to find myself. Seven years later,
after a two year Army interlude and at the end of a five
year period with Allied Chemical Corporation, I decided
I wanted to teach college level U.S. history."
He went on to complete his undergraduate work and
receive a Master of Arts in Politics & History from
New York University and then a Doctorate in Contemporary
American History from Columbia University. After a
teaching at Hunter College, Davis became a Professor of
American History at Columbia University and then Lehman
College for 33 years.
An avid learner, photographer and jogger throughout his
life and a budding artist in his retirement he was a
lifelong advocate for social justice and historical
preservation. Davis was an author, a member of the Bronx
County Historical Society, served as the Harrington Park
Town Historian and in 2010 was named Citizen of the Year
in Harrington Park. Most recently, he was active in the
Harrington Park Historical Society, the Garden Club of
Harrington Park, and the Park Painters. His artwork is
currently featured in The Art of Healing Program at
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center.
Davis is survived by his wife Esther, their three sons
and nine grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made in memoriam to the Harrington Park
Historical Society Cemetery Fund or the New York
Presbyterian Hospital Greatest Need Fund.
George M. Cohen died on February
George majored in Fine Arts and lived in Lowell House.
He was on the House Social Committee and a member of the
Fine Arts Club, PBH, and the Young Republican Club. He
received his AB c.l. with us in 1955 and an AM '58.
Boston University awarded him a Ph.D in 1962.
Classmates will remember that George chaired our 3rd
Reunion in 1958.
George began his teaching career as an instructor in art
history at Boston University in 1958, followed by
serving as an assistant professor at the Massachusetts
College of Art and then as an associate professor at
C.W. Post College and Newark State College before
joining the Fine Arts Department at Hofstra University
where he taught for 42 years an associate professor and
professor of Art History. During that time he
contributed many articles to a number of journals of art
history and was a member of a number of organizations
connected with his subject and interests.
George is survived by his wife Charlene of 52 years, two
sons and two grandchildren and his sister Evelyn. Those
who wish to honor George's memory may do so by
contributing to Hospice Care of Suffolk County, Inc. 505
Main Street, Northport, NY 11768 in honor of Edward
Wagner, who took such good care of George.
Morgan Palmer died on March 27, 2017.
Morgan majored in Music and was a member of the Army
R.O.T.C., the Hasty Pudding and its Theatricals and the
Phoenix SK Club, serving as its secretary senior year.
He received his MBA from the Harvard Business School in
1959 and served in Korea as a Lieutenant.
In 1966 Morgan joined the New England Merchants National
Bank. He was a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member
of the Boston Society of Security Analysts. After he
retired Morgan focused on his personal investments and
trustee responsibilities as well as his well-planned and
generous philanthropic activities.
He was a passionate supporter of many worthy causes in
Massachusetts and beyond, with an emphasis on education,
the environment, and the arts.
Morgan had a lifelong interest in the preservation of
his grandfather Henry Sargent Hunnewell's estate in
Wellesley and Natick where he was particularly
interested in the wildflowers that grow there.
He was the founder of our Class luncheons and a loyal
supporter of our reunions and other class activities and
of Harvard and the Business School.
Morgan is survived by his first cousin Mary Bartlett
Howe of Peterborough, NH and the extended Hunnewell
Donations in his memory may be made to the Trustees of
Reservations, 572 Essex Street, Beverly, MA 01915; Mount
Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA
02138; or Milton Academy, 170 Center Street, Milton, MA
Edward Flax died on March 15, 2017.
Ed concentrated in Government and resided in Winthrop
House where he was on the House and Election committees
and participated in House soccer, basketball and tennis.
He was a member of the Crimson Key and the Harvard
Ed went on to The Harvard Law School, graduating in
1958. After serving briefly in the Army Reserves he
practiced law and concurrently worked with his father
who owned a mortgage business. He then transitioned into
real estate, building single family homes on Long
Island. In 1964, Ed founded Emmy Building Company, Inc.
and went on to become one of Long Island's most
prominent developers, building thousands of homes in the
next 50 years.
He loved the outdoors and engaged in jogging, tennis,
swimming, biking, kayaking, boating, scuba diving, and
hiking. Ed was passionate about seeing the world and,
often with his family, traveled to many corners of the
earth. He loved to learn, read voraciously and did the
NYT crossword puzzle religiously. He loved classical
music and was a devoted philanthropist, supporting
Ed is survived by his wife of 60 years, a son, two
daughters and two grandchildren. In lieu of flowers,
donations to American Kidney Fund kidneyfund.org,
Good Shepherd Hospice goodshepherdhospice.chsli.org
or Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund, JDRF.org.
Herbert Augustus Horgan, Jr. died on February 4,
Herb majored in Economics and lived in Winthrop House
where he participated in football and golf. He was a
member of the Catholic and Speakers Clubs.
Herb went on the Boston College Law School. He will
always be remembered for his love of family and friends,
his enthusiastic participation in the “choir” at
Doyle’s, his three holes-in-one at the Charles River
Country Club, his green sports coat, the thrill of a
good political debate, and his unwavering zeal for the
New England Patriots. He would have loved the the Super
Herb is survived by three daughters and 8 grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the
MSPCA-Angell or the Francis Ouimet
Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund Address: 300 Arnold
Palmer Blvd, Norton, MA 02766
Hall Downes died on January
Hall Lived in Adams House and received a degree mcl in
Biology. A Member of the Army ROTC, he was secretary and
president of the Bio Club and a member of the Pre-Med
Society, the UN Council and the Young Republican Club.
Hall received his medical degree from the Harvard
Medical School in 1959 and then served 10 years as a
major in the U.S. Army. He served as an anesthesiologist
at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, San
Francisco's Presidio, Fort Sam Houston, and Fort Knox.
Hall's unit was mobilized for the Bay of Pigs and he
helped to set up hospital units in Thailand in
preparation for the Vietnam War.
At the conclusion of his military service he returned to
graduate school, completing a PhD in pharmacology at the
University of Utah in 1970. Hall joined the faculty of
Oregon Health Sciences University as a professor and
researcher in physiology and pharmacology where he
focused on the study of smooth lung tissue related to
the treatment of asthma. In the classroom his high
standards, generosity and resonant baritone voice were
beloved by a generation of OHSU students.
After a phased retirement from OHSU Hall devoted himself
to diverse interests, including the study of Egyptian
hieroglyphics and maritime history, leading school
groups on tours of Portland's urban history, collecting
toy soldiers, and breeding frogs (long a subject of his
Hall is survived by his daughter, her husband and three
grandchildren. Remembrances may be made in his name to
the Hoyt Arboretum Friends.
Herbert W. Mason, Jr. died on January 1, 2017.
Herb was a member of Dudley House and majored in
English. He was a member of PBH.
As the University Professor and William Goodwin Aurelio
Professor of History and Religious Thought at Boston
University and President of the Association des Amis
Louis Massignon, Paris, Herb translated many of
Massignon's works from French to English. An eminent
scholar and translator, writer and poet, he lived for
long periods of time in France and Ireland, and traveled
extensively in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and
Japan. His books have been translated into numerous
foreign languages, including French, German, Spanish,
Arabic, Persian, Urdu, and Japanese. His verse narrative
Gilgamesh, an interpretation of the ancient Sumerian
epic poem, transcends boundaries of age, language,
religion, and time. It was nominated for a National Book
Award and is taught in high schools and colleges.
Herb retired in 2008. During retirement, he continued to
direct doctoral dissertations and serve as vice
president of the Louis Massignon Research Association,
in addition to writing books and translating works in
French and Arabic.
Family life, travel and continuing friendships in
America and abroad were a crucial part of his life. He
is survived by his wife, Jeanine Young-Mason two
daughters and a son, three step sons, four grandchildren
and eight step-grandchildren.
There will be a public memorial
service on April 22, 2017 at Mt. Auburn Cemetery. A
fuller obituary will follow at a later date. The family
is establishing an International Writing Prize in his
name to be awarded annually.
William L. Cox
died on December 13, 2016.
Bill attended Harvard on a National Scholarship. He
lived in Winthrop House, majored in the Classics and
participated in House soccer and lacrosse. He was a
member of the Student Council, PBHA, Classics and Young
Democratic Clubs, and S.A.E.
Bill served in the U.S. Army and taught school briefly.
In 1959 he began his career in the textile industry
working for Burlington Industries as a management
trainee. From trainee to vice president, from 80 square
print cloth to carpet for the Statue of Liberty.
He began his career in St. Louis, MO and retired from
the industry in Atlanta, GA, but spent most of his
working years in Greenville, SC.
Bill was a member of St. Matthew United Methodist
Church. During retirement, he enjoyed tennis, reading
and traveling the world every year, often with
grandchildren and friends. Bill loved nothing more than
cheering for and watching his grandchildren play sports.
He was an avid student of Civil War history.
Perhaps one of his most rewarding endeavors during his
retirement was being involved in the Guardian Ad Litem
program for several years touching many lives along the
way. Bill was also a member of the Sertoma Club where he
was twice president and awarded Sertoman of the Year
Award in 2004. In addition, Bill served two terms on the
board of Clarity and the Center for Developmental
Services, again making a difference in the lives of many
children and families.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Nancy Johanna
VanPelt Cox, He is also survived by two daughters, a son
and 8 grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations in
memory of Bill can be made to Guardian Ad Litem,
Clarity, Center for Developmental Services or the
charity of your choice .
Thomas J. Powers, Jr. died on November 19, 2016.
A member of Dudley House, Tom majored in Social
Relations and was a member of the Catholic Club. After
graduation he did graduate level coursework at the
Universities of Rochester and Denver and worked as a
financial analyst at the John Manville Corporation in
Denver, Colorado from 1972 to 1993. He also worked for
the Swedish Medical Center as an evening supervisor from
1968 to 1988.
From 1986 to 2004 Tom pursued a nearly lifelong
avocation, appearing in over 100 Opera Colorado
presentations and during fifteen of those years served
as chairman of the Opera Colorado Guild Speakers Bureau.
He was a past president of the Opera Colorado Guild and
gave as many as 100 lectures and courses on opera, with
musical highlights each year to schools, service clubs
and libraries throughout the Denver metropolitan area
until his death. Tom is survived by his five children,
five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Franklin A. Hanauer died on October 20, 2016.
Frank lived in Leverett House where he was active on the
House tag football, volleyball and softball teams. A
Biochemistry major, he was a member of the Biology and
Chemistry Clubs, Hillel and the Young Democratic Club.
After Harvard Frank graduated from the University of
Maryland School of Medicine in 1959.
He served his internship at Boston City Hospital and
completed his residency in internal medicine at the U.S.
Naval Hospital in St. Albans, New York. To cover the
costs of medical school he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and
spent ten years in military service, from 1960 to 1970,
traveling throughout the world on Navy destroyers.
Following his honorable discharge he went into private
practice for 44 years as a respected internist, working
primarily at Anaheim Memorial Hospital and West Anaheim
Medical Center in Anaheim, California.. He served as
Chief of Staff at West Anaheim in 1984.
In his free time, he loved playing tennis and
racquetball. When shoulder pain slowed his game he
turned to golf. Frank was also incredibly proud of his
Jewish faith and was a strong supporter of Israel. He
enjoyed hosting guests and could always be counted on to
keep wine glasses filled. Family life was filled with
his dogs, pool parties, birthday festivities, ski trips,
and holiday celebrations.
He is survived by his wife Kathryn, two sons, a daughter
and two step-daughters, along with ten grandchildren and
three great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to AIPAC
(American Israel Public Affairs Committee). AIPAC may be
contacted at 323-937-1184. in honor of Franklin
Hanauer. Alternatively, you can make a donation
online at www.aipac.org/donate.
Or feel free to give to the charity of your choice.
The Class extends its sincere
sympathy to David James on the death of his wife
George L. Moxon died on August 29, 2016.
George lived in Eliot House and
participated in house sports and was a member of the
Rifle Club. He served in the U.S. Army for two years,
receiving his degree in 1957. George then went on to
earn his J.D. degree from the University of Miami Law
School in 1959. During the 1960’s he served in a number
of civic positions, including counsel to the Brossard
County school board, city attorney for the Sunrise Golf
Village, and eminent domain attorney for the Fort
Lauderdale airport expansion and Nova Schools.
George was an avid sailor and lover of jazz, classical
music and art. He volunteered with numerous cultural
organizations in Brossard County, including Community
Concerts in Hollywood, which he served as president. He
leaves his wife Sally and three daughters. In lieu of
flowers donations may be made to Vitas Health Care
Foundation, 5420 North West 33rd Avenue, Suite 100, Fort
Lauderdale, Fla. 33309.
Paul A. Powell died on October 11, 2016.Paul
majored in Mathematics and resided in Winthrop House. He
was a member of the Catholic Club. A graduate of the
Harvard Law School, Paul was a principle of C.H. Powell
Company which he managed with his brother for over 50
years. He enjoyed coaching his sons in Little League and
leading them in the Boy Scouts of America and served as
a Trustee and loyal supporter of the Roxbury Latin
School. Paul is survived by his wife Alice Mae, four
sons and their wives, nine grandchildren, and one great
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The
Alzheimer's Association, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown,
The Class extends its sympathy to Margaret
Goostray on the loss of her husband Craig Brown.
James H. Mahnke died on August 15, 2016.
Jim lived in Lowell House and received his ABcl in
History & Literature. He spent ten years as a
medical student, research fellow and neurosurgery
resident at the University of Washington Medical School
followed by serving on the faculties at the Medical
College of Virginia, Yale, and the University of
Jim became interested in the political economy of
medical systems and received a Certificate in PHSM
(Principles of Health and Safety) from Harvard in 1976.
He took a sabbatical leave in London in 1978 to explore
the role of physicians in the National Health Service.
Jim carried on a practice in neurological surgery at the
Kalispell Regional Medical Center in Kalispell, Montana
for many years.
He is survived by his wife Diane, three daughters and a
Lawrence S. Douglas died on April
Larry was with us until November of freshman year,
living in Grays 15-16 with Herb Appleman, Joe
Schildkraut and Wally Sucharyk. He left at
that time and after serving in the U.S. Army he
completed his BA at Colby College. After retiring from
the Postal Service Larry devoted his life to
volunteering at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
He is survived by his wife Anne, two sons and three
Memorial gifts may be made to the Denver Museum of
Nature and Science Volunteer Endowment Fund. Visit www.dmns.org.
Gillian Adams died on August 15, 2016.
Contributions in Gillian's name can be made to:
The Tides Institute
PO Box 161
Eastport, ME 04631
Sage City Symphony
PO Box 547
Shaftsbury, VT 05262
James E. Moynihan, Jr. died on August 22, 2016.
Jim lived in Leverett House from 1952 -1954 and was a
member of the Varsity hockey team. During that time he
played in the first two Beanpot Hockey Tournaments. He
served in the U.S. Army and received his degree in 1959.
Jim spent his professional life in the investment
business with Alex Brown & Sons and eventually
became the Senior Vice President and Managing Director
of Advest, Inc.
He enjoyed golf and skiing in Maine and New Hampshire
with his family. His love for hockey led to the
co-creation of the Reading, MA Youth Hockey program.
Jim was predeceased by his wife Eileen and is survived
by his three daughters, three sons and eleven
grandchildren. In lieu of flowers please consider making
a donation to the Ron Burton Training Village, 55 Morgan
Road, Hubbardston, MA 01452.
James Patterson Anthony died on
July 5, 2015.
Jim joined us after serving in the U.S. Air Force. I
believe he lived in Straus B-42 his freshman year, but
since he was confused with James Edward Anthony
he may have lived in Hollis 4. He did compete on the
track team but I have no further information on his life
at Harvard. Unfortunately, his name got tangled up with
James Edward Anthony who lived in Kirkland House
and who continues to be carried as "lost."
Upon graduation Jim was employed as a special agent for
the Hartford Steam Boiler Insurance Company, then became
a Sales Engineer for Black & Webster, Inc., selling
primarily to the electronic industry in New England.
Eventually the Anthonys moved to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
where Jim entered the real estate business until his
Jim enjoyed spending time at the Coral Reef Yacht Club
and was an inspiration to all who knew him. He is
survived by his wife Sally, five children and four
Paul H. Wender died on July 16, 2016.
Paul majored in Biochemical Sciences and was a member of
the Eliot House softball team. He was a member of PBH
and the Hillel Foundation, a Young Democrat, and
belonged to the Bridge and Chemical Clubs. A Detur Award
winner, he also held a John Harvard Honorary
Paul graduated from the Columbia University College of
Physicians and Surgeons and when drafted in the early
1960’s he was assigned to work as a researcher at the
National Institute of Mental health.
In 1973 he joined the faculty of the University of Utah
where he became a distinguished professor of psychiatry
whose research included pioneering adoption studies of
schizophrenia and ADHD.
He became a Distinguished Professor Emeritus, retiring
in 1999 when he moved to Andover, MA where he continued
to write and publish books and scholarly articles on
ADHD in adults and where he enjoyed playing the flute
He also had a small private practice in Andover from
which he retired in 2014. Paul is survived by his wife
Frances, three daughters, a stepson, and two
grandchildren. Memorial Services and a celebration of
his life will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to: www.doctorswithoutborders.org/donate.
Arthur F. "Pete" Watson died on July 23, 2016.
Pete majored in Government and was an active participant
in Dudley House football, basketball, hockey,
volleyball, swimming, and baseball. He was the Secretary
of the Fly Club junior and senior years, and a member of
Catholic Club and the Hasty Pudding.
After graduating Pete volunteered for the draft and
spent "21 seasick months" in the U.S .Navy in the Suez
with the 6th Fleet . He then went into retailing with
William Filene Sons, Inc. and the Country Store. After
eighteen years in the retail business, Pete moved "from
one rag business to another," working for the Clean
Community Corporation and eventually becoming the
Division Vice-President for Browning Ferris Industries,
calling himself a "Garbologist." When he retired he
continued to serve as a consultant for the firm.
Pete was renowned for his track record of never having
missed a tee time, a happy hour, or his children's and
grandchildren's sporting events, and for never meeting a
dance floor he couldn't dominate. As the self proclaimed
"Mayor"' of Ginger Plum Lane Pete lived every day fully,
embracing family and friends throughout all of his
life's adventures: from family vacations to Attitash,
Bermuda, Florida and beyond. Pete loved budgets and was
very active in local politics with tenures on the golf,
finance, and capital outlay committees in Harwich, MA.
He loved being part of the theater of town meetings and
always made sure his strong opinions were known to all.
He was a member of Cranberry Valley golf course, the
Men's Club of Cape Cod and the Harvard Club of Cape Cod.
Pete was also on the finance committee of The Family
Pantry of Cape Cod and for many years enjoyed his
membership at Allen's Harbor Yacht Club. All told, Pete
created more love than he took .
Pete is survived by his wife Anne of 60 years, four
children, and six cherished grandchildren, as well as a
huge extended family.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Pete's memory may be
made either to Hope Hospice (hopehealthco.org/giving),
or to the Family Pantry of Cape Cod (thefamilypantry.com).
Sydney H. Schanberg died on
July 9, 2016.
Syd attended Harvard on both Harvard College and Harvard
Club of Worcester Scholarships. He majored in American
Government and resided in Leverett House. He was a
member of the Yearbook Publications' Editorial Board,
the Debate Council, Hillel Foundation, and the Young
In 1956 Syd was drafted and served in Germany writing
for the 4th Armored Division's newspaper. In 1959 he was
hired by the The New York Times as a copy boy
and rose quickly through the organization making his
reputation covering New York's notoriously corrupt state
He was promoted to the foreign desk in 1969 and named
Delhi bureau chief. He spent much of the early 1970's in
Southeast Asia as a correspondent for the Times.
For his reporting, he won the George Polk Award for
excellence in journalism twice, in 1971 and 1974.
Eventually he was transferred to the Cambodian capital
In 1975 when the Khner Rouge took over the city Syd
elected to stay with his translator Dith Pran. His
account of their relationship in his book The
Killing Fields won him the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for
International Reporting and became the basis of the film
"The Killing Fields." It was released in 1984 and won
three AcademyAwards. Syd was by then the metropolitan
editor at the The New York Times and also wrote
a regular column about the city for the paper's op-ed
page. His articles brought him into conflict with the
newspaper's publisher Arthur Ochs Sulzberger.
Told that he would no longer be writing his column Syd
left the paper and between 1986 and 1995 he was an
associate editor and columnist for New York Newsday.
He covered the United States Senate Select Committee on
POW/MIA Affairs hearings becoming engrossed in the
Vietnam War POW/MIA issue of American soldiers listed as
missing in action but who some believed were still held
in Vietnamese prison camps.
Writing for Penthouse and later The Village
Voice, Syd also carried on writing about the
struggles of ordinary people against the real estate
He is survived by his wife and two daughters from his
Gordon K. Palmer died on May 31,
Gordon served two years in the Marine Corps prior to
joining us in the fall of 1951 on a full scholarship. He
resided in Dudley House and received his AB in
Architectural Sciences. Upon graduation he pursued a
masters in architecture at the University of
Pennsylvania, working for several prominent
architectural firms before starting his own business
which he maintained until his death.
Gordon was a longtime member and elder at Tenth
Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia. He and his wife
were leaders in the International Student Ministry. They
were also active members of the Gideon International for
many years. Gordon was an American president of the
China Graduate School of Theology in Taiwan. His faith
was the primary aspect of his life focus and work.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years and is
survived by two daughters, two grandchildren and a great
grandson. Memorial services were held at the Tenth
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Tenth
International Student Ministry or the Diabetes
Foundation in Gordon's name.
David A. Berndt died on July 3, 2016.
David majored in Government and resided in Adams House
where he participated in house tennis and squash and was
a member of the Young Republican Club. After serving in
the U.S. Army in Korea he graduated from the Cornell Law
School in 1960.
He passed the bar exam in that year, and worked for
Anderson & Beard. David practiced law for over 56
years and was known as the farmer's lawyer. His firm was
in house council for the former Woronoco Savings Bank
for over 50 years.
David served as a Selectman for two terms in his
hometown of Montgomery, Mass. He was a former Westfield
School Committee member for two terms, former chairman
and clerk for the Sarah Gillette Foundation, and former
chairman and treasurer at the Carson
David was a member and clerk of the First Congregational
Church, a clerk at Westfield Academy and was an avid
golf and tennis player. He is survived by his wife
Kendra, three sons, a daughter and son-in law, and eight
Donations in his memory may be made to the First
Congregational Church, 18 Broad Street, Westfield, MA
Harry P. Sacks died on June 6, 2016.
Harry majored in Social Relations and lived in Leverett
House where he played house touch football and baseball
and coached the house basketball team. He was a valued
member of the Harvard basketball team and a member of
the N.R.O.T.C., the Hasty Pudding and Pi Eta.
After serving for two years in the Navy, primarily in
Japan, Harry attended law school at New York University,
graduating in 1960. He was a prominent New York lawyer
for many years and was the senior partner in the firm
that ultimately became known as Sacks Montgomery, P.C.
Harry was known for his infectious laugh and wicked
sense of humor. He was always available to provide words
of wisdom or a helping hand.
Harry is survived by his wife Joan, a son, two
daughters, a stepdaughter, and nine grandchildren.
Interment was private. A gathering of Harry's friends
and colleagues will take place at a future date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory
to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals www.peta.org.
David T. Roy died on May 29, 2016.
The son of American educational missionaries, David grew
up in China. While completing his high school education
in 1951, he was able to enroll in a graduate-level
Chinese program at the University of Pennsylvania and
within a year had completed the equivalent of four years
of language studies.
David joined us in 1951 at Harvard but interrupted his
education to volunteer for the draft and a two-year
stint in the U.S. Army that included service in Japan
and Taiwan. Upon his discharge, he was readmitted,
receiving his AB, an AM in 1960, and a PhD in 1965.
David taught Chinese literature for four years at
Princeton before moving to the University of Chicago's
Department of East Asian Languages and Culture that led
to a long career as a professor of East Asian languages
In 1982 David began the epic task of translating "The
Plum in the Golden Vase." This late 16th-century novel
by an unknown author, first published in 1618, is
considered a masterpiece of Ming-era Chinese literature.
The novel chronicles the rise and fall of a corrupt
middle-class merchant, his six wives and his concubines.
David's work reflected more than 4,400
endnotes, providing a window into the lives of ordinary
people of the time, with meticulous descriptions of
everything from dinner party banter to bribery schemes
to funeral rites.
He retired in 1999 from the University of Chicago,
continuing to work until 2012 translating the novel. It
was published in five volumes by the Princeton
University press in 2013. At the same time David
reported in his 60th Anniversay Report that he was
diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's Disease.
David is survived by his wife Barbara and his golden
retriever Copper. A Chicago memorial service is being
planned for this coming fall.
Contributions in David's memory can be sent to ALS
Association of Greater Chicago Chapter, 220 W Huron St.
#4003, Chicago, IL 60654.
Robert E. Richter died on May 29, 2016.
Bob majored in Chemistry and lived in Eliot House where
he was an active participant in house football,
basketball, baseball and crew. He also was a member of
Harvard's rugby team, Pre-Med Society and the
Bob graduated from Northwestern University's School of
Medicine in 1959. After completing his internship at
Cook County Hospital and residency at Northwestern
Memorial Hospital, he joined the U.S. Navy in 1966. Bob
served a tour in Vietnam where he ran a surgical
hospital in Rach Giá, serving wounded soldiers and the
local population. He was awarded a Purple Heart for his
An orthopedic surgeon specializing in hands, Richter was
passionate about his work and greatly respected by his
peers and patients across the country. He continued his
service to veterans, acting as Chief of Orthopedic
Surgery at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Los
Angeles. He later started his own 30-year private
practice that was associated with St. John's Hospital
and Santa Monica Hospital in Santa Monica, CA.
Bob had a passion for learning and being
outdoors. He enjoyed fishing at his family's cottage in
WI, skiing in CO, and golfing in the desert. All who
knew him enjoyed his vast repertoire of stories and
sense of humor.
Bob is survived by his daughter and two grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial gift to
advance cancer research under the direction of Dr. Tim
Donahue at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Donations may be directed to Jonsson Cancer Center
Foundation, Attn: Melissa Brody; 8-950 Factor Bldg, Box
951780, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1780; (310) 206-0675; www.cancer.ucla.edu/donate.
Note your gift is in memory of Dr. Robert E. Richter.
Roger Machanic died on May 10, 2016.
Roger attended Harvard on a Harvard Scholarship. He
received his A.B. cl in Economics and lived in Dunster
House where he was on the House Social Committee. Roger
also lettered in spring track & field and was a
member of the Young Republican Committee.
Following his honorable discharge from the Army he began
his business career in 1958 as a stockbroker at
Bellamah, Neuhauser & Barrett, followed by Ferris
& Co. until 1963. In 1963 Roger began his real
estate development career renovating residential
properties in Washington, DC. This led to residential
and commercial development projects, mainly in Old Town,
Alexandria, VA where he established his 50-year-long
He founded several real estate companies and
partnerships over the years. Roger's other business
interests and ventures over the years included serving
as chairman of a savings and loan, the purchasing of The
Montgomery Center, a city block in Old Town North and
the founding of The Crilley Warehouse Executive Office
He was actively involved in numerous civic organizations
including the Rotary Club of Alexandria, the Alexandria
Chamber of Commerce where he served as Chairman in 1982,
the Optimist Club, the Alexandria Seaport Foundation,
Alexandria United Way, Alexandria Symphony Orchestra,
and Metro Stage, to name a few. He was named Business
Leader of the Year in 2002 by the Alexandria Chamber of
Roger was a lifelong lover of classical music, He was an
annual subscriber to the National Symphony Orchestra
since The Kennedy Center first opened in the early
1970s. He spent many a summer vacationing in Maine, New
Hampshire, and Vermont. After his semi-retirement at the
age of 50 Roger spent weekends on the Eastern Shore of
Maryland where he maintained a second home since the
A memorial service was held Friday, June 3 at 3 p.m. at
St. Paul''s Episcopal Church in Alexandria. He is
survived by his wife of 53 years, Grace Manly Machanic,
a son, a daughter, two grandchildren, and two step
As a final act of his valiant fight against Alzheimer's
Roger donated his brain to Alzheimer's research.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Johns Hopkins
Alzheimer's Disease Research Center: alzresearch.org.
Nicolai Cikovsky, Jr. died on May 1, 2016.
A resident of Eliot House, Nicolai majored in Fine Arts,
receiving his AB mcl in 1955 and was elected to Phi Beta
Kappa. He also received an MA and Ph.D in Art History
from Harvard in 1958 and 1965.
After teaching at Skidmore College, Nicolai taught at
Pomona College and Vassar College where he was also
director of both institutions' art galleries. He was a
professor of art history at the University of New Mexico
from 1974 to 1984 and chair of the department of art
from 1974 to 1978 and 1980 to 1981. In 1983 he was
appointed curator of American Art and later senior
curator of American and British Painting at the National
Gallery of Art, where he remained until his retirement
As curator, Nicolai was instrumental in acquiring many
important paintings for the museum and was credited with
greatly expanding public interest in American art.
During his tenure he mounted a number of memorable
exhibitions, perhaps the most significant one being on
Winslow Homer in 1995, that considered more than 1,000
of Homer's works from around the world. The show was
seen by more than 345,000 people at the National Gallery
before traveling to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and
the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
In addition to organizing exhibitions and writing
numerous articles, books and catalogues, Nicolai was an
early proponent of technology as a tool for solving the
puzzles of art history.
Endowed with sartorial elegance, a sharp wit and deep
intellect, Nicolai possessed a great talent to speak
eloquently and concisely about art to the general
public. He was an ardent reader, fan of crossword
puzzles and Premier League soccer, and a marvelous cook
who made Chinese food for his family every Sunday.
Devoted to his rescue dogs, he named his longhaired
white spitz Jimmy after James McNeill Whistler, as ever
combining art and life.
Nicolai is survived by his wife of 37 years, Sarah
Greenough, senior curator of photographs at the National
Gallery, and two children, Emily Hilbert Cikovsky of
California and Sophia Greenough Cikovsky of San
Francisco, and two grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be sent to the National Museum of
African American History and Culture at www.nmaahc.si.edu
or the Washington Humane Society at www.washhumane.org.
Richard J. Zelig died on May 10, 2016.
Dick lived in Winthrop House where he participated in
Squash and Track. He majored in Social Relations and was
a member of the Social Relations Society, PBH and the
Hillel Foundation. He received his AB in 1955 and an
M.B.A from Columbia in 1957.
His business experience began as a buyer for Abraham
& Strauss, Brooklyn, NY, financial planning for the
American Can Company, and NBC Television. In 1966 he
joined IBM and over the next 27 years he acted in
several capacities in the financial organization, moving
from Harrison, NY to Raleigh, NC, back to Chappaqua and
Poughkeepsie, NY, as well as Project Manager in La
Gaude, France, and finally New York City Headquarters.
Upon his retirement in 2000 Dick explored life anew. Fly
fishing, piano, historic preservation, and most notably
the sport of Show Dogs. With his wife Diane he was one
of the driving forces behind Abbaio Ibizan Hounds, as
owner, breeder and aficionado. He bred and co-owned the
number one Ibizan Hound in 2014 and breed winner,
Westminster Kennel Club 2014 and 2015.
Dick is survived by his wife, Diane Arbeit, two sons, a
daughter and three grandchildren. Donations in his
memory may be sent to The Seeing Eye Inc., PO Box 375,
Morristown, NJ 07963, or on their website at www.seeingeye.org.
Maurice M. Henkels, Jr. died on March 19, 2015.
Maury resided in Dunster House and received his AB
degree from Harvard in 1959 and a Harvard JD in 1962.
An Air Force pilot in the early days of jet aviation, he
is survived by his wife Anne Mills Henkels and six
Memorials may be made to the "summer snack" program at corafoodpantry.org.
or to UNC Hospice, both in Pittsboro, NC. The family
asks on Maury's behalf that you call someone you love
and tell them so.
Harold Theodore “Ted” Becher died on February 7, 2016.
Ted resided in Adams House where he participated in
basketball and wrestling. He was pre-med, majoring in
Chemistry and was a member of the Chemistry Club, the
Outing Club, PBH, and the Liberal Union.
Ted graduated from New York University School of
Medicine, and in 1960 completed a residency in
psychiatry at the University of Colorado Medical School,
including a year at the University of London Maudsley
Hospital. In 1964, he began private practice in Boulder
Colorado, but was drafted into the U.S. Army, serving at
Fort Meade, Maryland. In 1968 he resumed private
practice until he retired in 2003.
Ted served as a consultant to Boulder County Hospice,
Boulder County Mental Health Center, IBM, and as Chief
of Medical Staff at Boulder Community Hospital. He
avidly hiked and skied in Colorado and around the
country, and was known in his neighborhood for his
commitment to his venerable 3-speed bicycle and the
family's 1964 Dodge Dart, both of which he kept
functioning long beyond anyone's expectations.
Ted developed Alzheimer's disease but never lost his
sense of delight and humor. He is survived by his wife
Ingrid, two daughters, a son, and three grandchildren.
If you wish to make a contribution in his memory, please
consider a charity of your choice.
Jeremy DuQuesnay Adams died on May 2, 2016.
Jeremy majored in History and resided in Adams house
where he was on the Art Committee. He was a member of
the Army R.O.T.C., PBH, The Catholic Club, Circle
François, and the Young Democratic Club.
After retiring as Captain in the U.S. Army Artillery
Jeremy tatught at Isidore Newman School in New Orleans.
He returned to Harvard and completed his Ph.D. in
History in 1967. A tutor in Dunster House, he then
taught at Yale, where he also served as a resident
fellow of Calhoun College.
Jeremy came to Southern Methodist University in 1974 and
dedicated his life to teaching SMU students both in
Dallas and abroad. He and his wife, Bonnie Wheeler of
SMU's Department of English, invented SMU's
interdisciplinary Medieval Studies Program with
colleagues across the University.
Jeremy lectured and wrote widely on early medieval
European thought and society. He was a frequent
participant in the national Great Courses program and
was often featured in films for the History Channel.
Jeremy also taught at and directed SMU study-abroad
programs in France and Spain and, most frequently, in
the SMU-in-Oxford program in England.
He received numerous honors during his distinguished
academic career. At Yale, he received the DeVane Medal
of that university's Phi Beta Kappa chapter and the
national Danforth Foundation's E. Harris Harbison Award
for Gifted Teaching. At SMU, he was awarded the Perrine
Prize from SMU's Phi Beta Kappa chapter and was named an
Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor. Jeremy
received several Outstanding Professor Awards, as well
as the "M" Award, SMU's highest award for distinguished
service. He was the author or editor of seven books and
numerous academic articles.
Jeremy is survived by his wife, Bonnie Wheeler, a
daughter, a son, grandchildren and his students.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Medieval
Studies Program at SMU (PO Box 402; Dallas 75275-0402).
Louis Goldberg died on March 3, 2016.
Louis attended Harvard on a Harvard Scholarship and was
a member of Dudley House. He majored in Government and
was a member of PBH.
After two years in the U.S. Army Louis joined the Social
Security Administration, serving in various positions in
Connecticut and Massachusetts. In 1965 he received an
LL.B from the University of Connecticut Law School and
was admitted to practice in Connecticut and
Massachusetts. In 1988 he planned to retire and joined
the law firm of Glaser, Titlebaum & Connors.
Louis's first wife died that year and he returned to the
Social Security Administration as a Disability Program
administrator and of counsel with the above law firm,
retiring in 1990. Upon retirement Louis practiced law
full time, concentrating in estate/Medicaid planning,
elder law, and employment law, especially age
He battled cancer over the last ten years of his life
but learned to live with it.
His wife Marjorie, a son and a daughter, two
stepchildren, three grandchildren, and four step
grandchildren survive Louis. In lieu of flowers
donations may be made to American Cancer Society 30
Speen St. Framingham MA 01701.
Dennis E. Brown died on March 15, 2016.
Dennis attended Harvard on a Harvard Scholarship and
majored in Government. He lived in Dunster House and was
a member of the Crimson. After graduating with us in
1955 he served in the U.S. Army and went on to receive
an M.A. in journalism at the University of Iowa.
After a brief stint as a reporter for the Des Moines
Register Dennis attended the University of Missouri,
receiving a Ph.D. in journalism in 1968. He then moved
to California where he accepted a position at San Jose
State University in the journalism department,
subsequently becoming chairman of the department,
teaching and working closely with the San Jose Mercury
News for 22 years until his retirement in 1992.
In retirement Dennis maintained a keen interest in
accuracy in reporting, particularly in the political
arena. His activities were somewhat limited in later
years but he enjoyed his book club, keeping up with the
political scene, following his favorite sports teams,
reading, traveling, and the companionship of his family
His two daughters, a son and three grandchildren survive
Dennis. If you wish to remember Dennis please contribute
to The Nature Conservancy in his name.
Thomas A. Whedon died on March 23, 2016.
Tom lived in Adams House and majored in English. He
played lacrosse and was an active writer for the Hasty
Pudding Theatricals and Lampoon and authored the 1955
production of "Drumbeats and Song." He was a member of
PBH, the Harvard Dramatic Club and the Oyster Club.
Tom's career as a writer/producer spanned over four
decades. Upon his move to New York City he wrote lyrics
with composer Sam Pottle for two off-Broadway
productions, "Money" and "All Kinds of Giants."
He worked as stage manager for the Ed Sullivan Show and
then wrote for the television shows "Captain Kangaroo,"
"The Dick Cavett Show" and "The Electric Company" which
won him an Emmy Award.
After moving to Los Angeles Tom wrote episodes for
"Alice," "Benson," "Maggie," "United States," and "It's
A Living" before serving as co-executive producer of
"The Golden Girls" for which he was nominated for a
second Emmy. He later returned to educational
television, writing "Between the Lions."
Upon retirement Tom taught writing at The University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University.
Tom is survived by his wife Pam, five sons, six
grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
In lieu of flowers remembrance can be offered by
donating to the Lupus Foundation of America.
A memorial celebration of Tom's life will be held on
Sunday, April 3. If you would like to attend the
celebration please contact email@example.com.
Richard E. Boden died on March 2, 2016.
Dick was a John Harvard Scholar who received the Detur
Book Prize sophomore year. He resided in Winthrop House,
and concentrated in the Biochemical Sciences graduating
with us magna cum laude in 1955. He was a member of the
Glee Club and Phillips Brooks House.
After graduation Dick went on to Harvard Medical School,
graduating in 1959. He did his residency in Pathology at
the University of Virginia Hospital and was a Lecturer
in Tissue Pathology at the University of Hong Kong
Medical School from 1966-1969, and then a staff
pathologist for the rest of his career at the Emerson
Hospital in Concord, MA and the Montclair Hospital in
Dick enjoyed classical music, travel and flying his
single engine plane. He is survived by his daughters
Alison and Martha , son Christopher and four
grandchildren. A memorial service will be held for him
on Sunday, April 17 at 1:00 PM at the Princeton
University Chapel where he attended services in his
later years. The Class of 1955 will be represented by Stan
Katz. Memorial donations may be sent to the
American Civil Liberties Union, his favorite
Wyman L. Emery
died on February 16, 2016.
Wyman worked his way through college on an undergraduate
scholarship, majoring in Economics and graduating with
honors. In Winthrop House he was on the House Social
Committee and active in athletics, playing squash,
tennis, wrestling and softball. He was a member of the
Pi Eta Club
After graduating in 1955, Wyman began his working career
at the General Electric Co. as an auditor, travelling to
different states as well as internationally. In later
years, he became a specialist in their financial
administration. He retired in 1995 and at that time
joined the Elfun Society, an organization of GE
employees and retirees dedicated to improving the lives
of its members and providing community service.
Wyman and his wife Joy shared a great deal of time
downhill and cross country skiing. Both of them
participated very actively in tennis and platform tennis
(paddle) tournaments. When transferred to Schenectady in
1988, they hiked in the Adirondacks and traveled
extensively after his retirement.
In the 1990’s, Wyman became a pilot flying single engine
planes. He was an active member of the Lazy 8R/C Model
Flying Club and the Empire State Aerosciences Museum in
Schenectady, NY. He also loved painting and sculpting.
Survivors include his wife Joy, a sister, brother, niece
and nephew, as well as many cousins, grandnieces and
Services will be announced at a later date, and
donations may be made in his name to the Empire State
Aerosciences Museum, 250 Rudy Chase Dr., Schenectady, NY
Richard D. Kaplan died on January 21, 2016.
Dick majored in Architectural Sciences and lived in
He was a member of the Crimson, Poet's Theatre and the
Signet Society. Following Harvard he received a Master
in Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of
Design in 1959.
Dick was an architect and senior trustee of
the J.M. Kaplan Fund, a private New York-based
foundation noted for its commitment to pioneering
projects in urban affairs and the environment. Other
architectural projects he designed included the American
Place Theater and Chatham Towers, an innovative
landmarked apartment building.
In 1994 Dick founded Heritage Trails, New
York, a nonprofit organization to increase public
awareness of downtown New York and the history,
architecture and attractions of Lower Manhattan. He
served on the board of the Skyscraper Museum, the Forum
for Urban Design and the Regional Plan Association.
He received the City Club of New York's
Albert S. Bard Award for Merit in Civic Architecture and
Urban Design and the George S. Lewis Award from the New
York chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
Dick invented "RickoShay" (an original
version of the game of Bocce) which he played with verve
and vigor at his Palm Beach home.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years,
sculptor Edwina Sandys, two stepsons and a
A memorial will be held in New York City in the spring.
Gifts in Dick's memory may be sent to The Anne Norton
Sculpture Garden, 2051 S. Flagler Drive, West Palm
Beach, FL. 33401.
Neta Salberg Meier died on
December 28, 2015.
Gabrielle Iglesias Van Zuylen died
on July 3, 2010.
Mary Ann Sedgwick Harvey died on December 14,
Lucy Bayard Wood died on November
Jerre G. Kneip
died on October 31, 2015.
Jerre matriculated with us in 1951, living in Stoughton
30 freshman year, but left Harvard to return to his home
state of Texas where he graduated from the University of
Texas Arlington with a degree in Industrial Engineering.
He was employed by IBM in Lexington, KY and Chicago
Aerial in Barrington, IL. He then moved to Dallas to
assist his father at the "Mobile Home Reporter." Jerre
assisted in developing and improving the content and
circulation of the paper.
In 1983 he moved to Kerrville, Texas because of his
desire to inform Americans about events that were
previously undisclosed to the public. He devoted a great
deal of time to educating the electorate.
Jerre was married to his wife Alice for 62 years. She
and five children survive him.
Milton James Kostick died on January 11, 2016
Butch majored in Economics and lived in Adams House
where he played House softball and was on the Dance
Committee. He was manager of the 1955 Freshmen Football
team and a member of the Hillel Foundation.
Butch, his wife Nancy and late brother Sherman, were
co-owners of Young's Furniture in Lynn, Massachusetts
that was opened by his grandfather in 1898.
The Kosticks lived in Newton, Massachusetts, moving to
Florida in 1991 when Butch joined Stainsafe Inc. as Vice
President of Sales and Marketing. He excelled at sales
and helped the company grow to be the leader in the home
He is survived by his wife Nancy and two daughters.
Dick Marson called to note the recent death of
classmate Milton J. Kostick, known to his
classmates as "Butch."
John J. Desmond III died on January 8, 2016.
John lived in Winthrop House and majored in the
Biochemical Sciences. He participated in House football
and baseball and was a member of the Student Council
Committee and Sigma Alpha Epsilon. After college John
served in the U.S. Navy and went on the receive a J.D.
and MBA from Boston College.
He had a successful 35 year law career and then moved to
the position of Vice President and Chief Legal Officer
for the Boston Edison Company, retiring in 1994.
Retirement years were filled with tennis and trips to
visit his family in England along with teaching at the
Center for Business Ethics at Bentley University.
John is survived by his wife Beth, a brother, sister,
niece, nephew and many dear friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made
to a charity of your choosing.
Gerald M. Slavin died on December 11, 2015.
Gerry lived in Leverett House and graduated in 1956. He
spent most of his life in the wholesale glass business
and retired as the sales manager of the Kras & Kras
Glass Company which was owned by his family. Gerry lived
in Milton for many years before moving to Delray Beach
in Florida. While living in Milton, he was an active
member of Temple Shalom and Ticarath Israel of Malden.
He was a volunteer for the American Red Cross and
enjoyed life behind and in front of the footlights with
the Milton Players.
Gerry is survived by his wife Paula, three sons and five
Expressions of sympathy in his memory may be donated to
the Massachusetts General Hospital.
Herbert L. Triedman died on November 28, 2015
Herb majored in Government and lived in Adams House. He
was active in house athletics and a member of the Dance
Committee the Student Executive Council and Year Book
Publications. He belonged to PBH, and the Hasty Pudding
Theatrical. Following graduation, Herb served for two
years with the US Army.
In 1958, he founded Lawrence & Brooks, Incorporated
- the oldest advertising, marketing and public relations
agency in Rhode Island - and was its current Chairman.
He was also Vice Chairman of Webxchange, an internet
company in Palo Alto, CA.
Herb was a member of Temple Beth-El, The Providence
Athenaeum, The Rhode Island School of Design Museum, and
The University Club. He is survived by his wife Susan, a
son, daughter, and three grandchildren. Contributions
may be made in Herb's memory to the charity of your
Clinton N. Levin died on November 7, 2015.
Clint graduated from Harvard and NYU Medical School. He
served as a physician in the Army and was in one of the
first mobile army surgical hospital (MASH) units. He
began his medical practice in 1963 in New Bedford,
Massachusetts and was among the last of that generation
that treated their patients in totality, being
interested in the complete care of his patients.
Clint’s devotion to internal medicine and personalized
care led him to co-found Hawthorn Medical Associates in
1970. When he retired, he received “boxes of letters"
from grateful patients.
Medicine was only part of Clint’s life. He was a patron
of the arts, enjoying visits to the Metropolitan Opera
in New York with his wife, Frances, and supporting the
New Bedford Whaling Museum among other area
institutions. He loved to garden, and enjoyed a lively
Clint is survived by his wife Frances, two children and
Varick M. Bacon died on September 11, 2015.
"Poo" majored in Music and lived in Lowell House where
he played house hockey and squash. He was a member of
the Hasty Pudding Theatrical and served as Custodian of
the Fly Club.
After graduating he worked in New York and San Francisco
in the financial world as Research Director and
When he retired in 2001 he returned to his first love,
composing music for the theater and cabaret. His work
has been performed in New York and other cities.
Poo is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mary Jane and a
Logan A. Griffin died on September 1, 2015.
Logan graduated with us in 1955 with an AB in Biology.
As an undergraduate he lived in Leverett House and was a
member of the Biology and Chemistry Clubs and the
Upon graduating he attended the New York Medical School
at Buffalo, receiving his MD in 1959 and given rank in
the U.S. Air Force reserves.. He held a rotating
internship at Mt. St. Marys Hospital, Niagara Falls,
N.Y. and his first residency in internal medicine at
Knott Hospital, Schenectady, N.Y.
Logan was called to active duty and served as a medical
officer in the U.S. Air Force in France from 1961-1963,
whereupon he returned to the U.S. taking up a residency
in anesthesiology at Albert Einstein Medical School,
Bronx, N.Y. He also did additional training at the
Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada, and
training in regional block. He was honorably discharged
from the U.S. Air Force before beginning the practice of
anesthesiology at Lincoln General Hospital in 1966 until
his retirement in 1998.
Logan was a proud lifetime member of Kappa Alpha Psi
fraternity and the NAACP. He was also a contributing
member of the Harvard Alumni Association, the American
Legion and his VFW post(s).
He leaves behind his wife of 51 years, Loretta F.
Griffin, and is also survived by his two sons and
grandchildren, He was preceded in death by his son L.
It was Logan's wish that, in lieu of flowers, memorials
may be designated to the Ronald McDonald House or
another similar charity focused on sick children in the
name of his son, L. Raefe Griffin.
Peter A. Ottaviano died on September 26, 2015,
following a stroke.
Pete attended Harvard on a Harvard College Scholarship.
He majored in History and played baseball for Winthrop
House. During his undergraduate years he was the Harvard
Correspondent for the Associated Press and the Boston
After graduating Pete joined the U.S. Navy, and moved to
San Diego. He retired from the Navy as Commander.
Pete worked with Rohr Industries, then moved to the San
Diego Community College District, working both in
finance and later as a history instructor. Pete was a
parishioner at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church.
He served on the fund raising committee for the building
of the Julian Library.
Pete loved opera, classical music, Dixieland, the
Padres, and reading, especially historical biographies.
In 1999 Pete was diagnosed with leukemia, and after
several years of chemotherapy and stem cell treatment,
successfully beat the disease, only to suffer head
trauma in a fall in April, 2004 which put him in a
wheelchair. Nevertheless, he enjoyed our reunions and
his many friends and activities in Julian until his
stroke last April.
Pete is survived by his wife Merleen, four stepchildren
and eight grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family
requests donations be made in Pete's honor to either the
Leukemia Association or to Harvard University Stem Cell
Roy J. Morton, Jr. died peacefully on July 3,
Roy attended Harvard on an NROTC scholarship. He lived
in Lowell House, and played House squash. After
graduating in 1955 with a BA in Applied Science, he
served for three years on destroyers stationed first in
Norfolk, VA and then New Orleans.
After his time in the Navy, Roy joined RCA in
Somerville, NJ. In 1962 he went with IBM and stayed with
them for the rest of his working life. The family often
moved as he took assignments in various parts of New
Jersey, Connecticut, New York, Vienna, Austria, and
finally Tampa, FL. During his career he traveled
extensively in Europe and the Far East.
In 1989 Roy took early retirement and settled in
Yarmouth Port, MA. He was an avid follower of current
events, a staunch conservative, a supporter of local
candidates and treasurer of the Yarmouth Republican
Committee. He volunteered in the ESL program, joined the
board of the MSPCC, and served on the Yarmouth Town
Finance Committee from 1992 through 2006, ten years as
chairman. Roy devoted much of his time and energy to the
Historical Society of Old Yarmouth. He was a member of
their Board of Trustees and president three times. Roy
enjoyed traveling, and even more spending time with his
friends. In addition to his wife, Roy is survived by a
Memorial donations may be made to the Historical Society
of Old Yarmouth, P.O. Box 11, Yarmouth Port, MA 02675.
Robert Alexander Brown died in Tucson, AZ on June 14, 2015. Robert
resided in Winthrop House and majored in biology. He
played squash and was active in the Biology Club and
Botanical Society and was a member of the Hasty Pudding.
After graduation Robert started work on a Ph.D. in
biology at Northwestern University but soon became
disenchanted with academic research. He left school and
joined the U.S. Army.
After two years in the military, Robert
returned to New York and began work as an investment
analyst with the firm Dominic and Dominic. Some years
later, he decided to return to his original interest of
zoology and took a position at the Bronx Zoo. There he
became interested in the development of the zoo as an
interactive educational experience. He pursued this
approach through his involvement in the Children's Zoo,
the animal rides and the education department of the
In 1974, Robert accepted a position as executive
director of the Anti-Cruelty Society (ACS) in Chicago.
He was hired to improve the popular perception of this
humane society. Among his many endeavors at ACS were the
opening of the boutique pet shop, Pets 'n Things, and
the development of a new animal shelter. Later he
founded the Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT), an
organization dedicated to improving the conditions of
animals on farms and reducing the use of drugs in animal
feed. From the outset Robert took an approach of working
with farmers rather than against them and successfully
introduced Nest Eggs brand eggs to major supermarket
chains based in New York City and Chicago.
In 1988 Robert purchased a home on Water Street in
Stonington Borough, CT and lived there for over 20
years. He took great pride in making his garden a
habitat for the local fauna, chasing bluefish in his
boat, Zerlina, and becoming an advocate for the
development and preservation of the Borough. He founded
the Stonington Development Corp. which took an active
interest in the redevelopment of the mills, and he also
played an important role in the formation of the Salt
Marsh Opera Co.
In 2012, Robert was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.
His body gave out before he was completely robbed of his
mind, and he quietly went to sleep in a care home in
He was preceded in death by his wife Jean and is
survived by his sons, Robert and David and four
Wally Bregman writes,
"My darling wife Robbie passed away suddenly on Sunday
morning, August 2, 2015.
I know she touched many of your lives.
There will be no funeral service, only a remembrance
gathering with the immediate family.
Please do not send flowers, but if you wish to remember
her make a donation to her favorite charity:
Best Friends Animal Society
Attn: Jonna W.
5001 Angel Canyon Road
Kanab, UT 84741
Or go online to: www.bestfriends.org
and press the 'donate' button.
Thanks in advance for your kind thoughts and prayers."
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
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
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
Andrew G. Aronfy died on August 11, 2013.
Scott J. Wilkinson II died peacefully on March
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Carl is survived by his wife Gayl.
Eric V. Larsen died on January 2,
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
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
Peter leaves his wife Jane, two sons and three
grandchildren. A remembrance will be held at a later
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
Michael J. Cambern died on March 10, 2011 after losing a valiant
battle with pneumonia and suffering a fractured hip in a
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 15th Ave.
NE, Box 2, Seattle, WA 98105, or to a charity of your
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
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: "firstname.lastname@example.org".
Contributions can be made in his name to: Yosemite
Conservancy, 101 Montgomery St. Suite 1700, S.F., CA
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
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
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. (email@example.com,
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, firstname.lastname@example.org,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 email@example.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
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
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
He is survived by his wife Judy; two children and four
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
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
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
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
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
"He reached the point in his cosmic journey where his
body could no longer sustain his adventuresome, healing
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
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
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
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
"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
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
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
Memorials preferred to Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers,
2550 University Avenue West, Suite 313N, St. Paul, MN
ARC, 2446 University Avenue West, Suite 110, St. Paul,
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
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
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
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
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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
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,
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
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
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
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
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,
With thanks to Short, Williamson & Diamond Funeral
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
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
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
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
In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the American
Indian College Fund, 8333 Greenwood Blvd., Denver, CO
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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
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
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 &
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
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,
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday,
December 10th, at the Kensico Cemetery in Valhalla, New
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,
Class extends its sympathy to Karl Anderson on
the death of his partner Keith Jacobsen on August 8,
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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
da Corneto Opera, 847-662-2694 or www.dacorneto.org; or
The Metropolitan Opera (Broadcast Division),
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
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
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,
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:
Brown & Hickey Funeral Home 617-484-2534
Francis H. Ingoldsby, Jr. died on November 22,
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
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
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,
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,
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
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
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
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
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
Wally is survived by his wife
Katherine A. (Mullen) McLaughlin, sons Walter, William,
David, and Michael. and their wives and 14
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.
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  and
mathematics  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
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
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."
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
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
McNamara-Sparrell Brighton-Cohasset-Norwell 781-383-0200
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
Addie is survived by two sons and a
daughter, three grandchildren, his former wife Fabia
(Frenning) Windel, mother of his children, two sisters
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Rossows are planning a small funeral service next
week to be followed by a Memorial service sometime in
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
Bernie is survived by Georgette, his wife of 52 years,
his six children and eight grandchildren and many nieces
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,
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
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
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
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
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,
(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
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
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
Dave's wife Jean said Monday that she would remember
Dave most for his "unending, bottomless generosity to
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
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
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
Dick Marson reports that Carl L. Coran
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
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.
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
(Exerpts taken from an obituary by Machael Naughton,
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
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.)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Renny 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
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
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,
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
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
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.