Obituaries - May/June 2002

May/June 2002

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Obituaries - May/June 2002

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Stephen D. Clausing, of Sunnyvale, November 11, at 49, of cancer. A lecturer in the computer science department from 1993 to 1998, he taught first- and second-year computer programming courses. He also taught the senior-year software-engineering course. He was a project manager at Apple Computer until his death. Survivors: his wife, Blandine; and two children.

Julian M. Davidson, of Sunnyvale, December 31, at 70, of Alzheimer’s disease. He graduated from Hebrew U. of Jerusalem and earned his doctorate in physiology from UC-Berkeley. After serving as a research fellow at Hebrew U., Hadassah Hospital and the National Institutes of Health, he joined the Stanford Medical School faculty as an assistant professor of molecular and cellular physiology in 1963. He was awarded tenure in 1980 and emeritus status in 1993. A founder of the scientific journal Hormones and Behavior, he conducted research on hormonal behavior and human sexuality, laying the foundation for treatments such as Viagra. Survivors: his wife of 41 years, Ann Gelber, ’59, MA ’68; two sons, Benjamin and Jeffrey; his daughter, Karen de Sá; three grandchildren; and his brother, Kenneth.

Marvin Moore, of Fremont, Calif., February 10, at 51. A graduate of Ravenswood High School in East Palo Alto, Southern Oregon College and San Jose State U., he was named Stanford’s police chief on May 1, 2001. A 28-year veteran of the department of public safety, he joined as a deputy in 1973 and was promoted to sergeant, lieutenant and then captain in 1981. Survivors: his wife, Marie; four sons, Nathaniel, Maketo, Mahiri and Malik; his parents, Clinton and Louella; and two sisters, Antoinette Jones and Carlotta Wilson.

Steven Charles Neustadter, of Palo Alto, January 18, at 61, of complications after heart surgery. A lawyer and law professor, he specialized in mediation and dispute resolution. He also taught at Hastings and was a member of numerous bar association committees. He was a volunteer with the Peace Corps, the Sonoma County Home Hospice and the Redwood Arts Council. Survivors: his wife of 32 years, Kathryn; two daughters, Julianne and Ann; and his sister, Frances Kozumplik.


Marguerite Eiskamp Blaisdell, ’20, MA ’21, of Watsonville, Calif., January 3, at 102. She was a chemistry major. After teaching high school in the Bay Area, she moved to Watsonville and dedicated herself to volunteerism. She served on the boards of the Watsonville Elementary School District, Cabrillo College and the American Red Cross. Past president of the Watsonville Woman’s Club, she was named “Woman of the Year” in 1966 by the Watsonville Area Chamber of Commerce. Her husband, Frank, ’19, MD ’22, and brother, Ehler, ’18, MD ’22, predeceased her. Survivors: her son F. William, ’48, MD ’52; her daughter, Mary Hopkins; 16 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.

Clarita Hunsberger Neher Chapman, ’27, MA ’27, of Fullerton, Calif., December 6, at 95. A French major, she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She competed in the Olympic Games as a 10-meter platform diver in Paris in 1924 and in Amsterdam in 1928. A teacher and administrator in the Los Angeles Unified School District, she retired as vice principal of Burroughs Junior High School in 1963. She was a docent at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art until 1982. She and her first husband were avid travelers and visited all seven continents. Survivors: her son, Clark Neher, ’60, MA ’61; her daughter, Nancy Carlson; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

L. Nelson Hayhurst, ’29, JD ’32, of Fresno, Calif., January 6, at 92. He was an economics major. During World War II, he served as an intelligence staff officer in the Army Air Corps. He returned to Fresno in 1946 to start a career in civil and probate law. A member of the Buck Club, he missed just two Big Games—one when his wife was ill and one during World War II—since his days on the Farm. His son, Nelson, ’63, and his daughter, Nancy, predeceased him. Survivors include his wife, Marjorie.

Eleanor Hadley Patten Keyes, ’29, of Atherton, October 15, at 95. A Spanish major, she was a member of Cap & Gown and Kappa Alpha Theta. She taught at Peninsula School, helped start Little House Senior Center and was active with the Community Committee for International Students at Stanford. Her husband of 54 years, Henry, ’28, predeceased her. Survivors include her son, Robert, ’55; her daughter Margery Morel-Seytoux, ’58; seven grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.


Eldred Thomas Cobb, ’30, of Albany, Ore., September 16, at 92. He majored in economics. During World War II, he was an officer in the National Guard and served in the Army. He worked for Bowers, Davis & Hoffman, an accounting firm in Salem, Ore., for more than 30 years. After retiring from the firm, he was self-employed as an accountant until his death. He had a lifelong involvement in mining and timber interests in Siskiyou County, Calif., and was president of Siskiyou Industries Inc. Survivors: his wife of 51 years, Edith; his son, Daniel; his daughter, Candace; four granddaughters; and a great-grandson.

Victor Leo Hetzel, ’32, of Long Beach, Calif., December 30, at 91. An economics major, he was a member of El Cuadro Eating Club. Survivors: his wife of 64 years, Irene; and two sons, Leo and Ralph.

John Sherwood Huneke, ’32, of Spokane, Wash., December 11, at 92. He was a political science major, a member of the Band and the debate team, and student body president. After earning his law degree from the U. of Washington in 1935, he practiced law with Brown & Huneke, then Huneke & Van Tyen and, for the last 30 years, with Paine Hamblen. He was past president of the Spokane County Bar Association, the Washington State Bar Association and the Western States Bar Conference and was an American Bar Association fellow. He was active in numerous civic organizations and served 35 years on the St. Luke’s Hospital board. His wife of 60 years, Constance, died in 1999. Survivors: two sons, Edward, ’62, and J. Philip; his daughter, Anne Chamberlain; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Burt Charles Kendall, ’32, MBA ’35, of Aptos, Calif., December 21, at 92, of Parkinson’s disease. A general engineering major, he was a member of El Campo Eating Club. During World War II, he served in the Army in the Pacific. He worked as an industrial engineer for Crown Zellerbach Paper Co. and held three patents for paper-manufacturing machines. He later worked in real estate with his wife, Skipper, who predeceased him. He was active in Boy Scouts of America and the Rio Del Mar Improvement Association. Survivors include his daughter, Candace Bernstein; and three sons, Wayne, Lance and Blair.

Lucy Young Glover, ’34, of Beverly Hills, Calif., December 15, at 87. She majored in history and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Kappa Kappa Gamma. A San Marino, Calif., resident for 55 years, she was a member of the Valley Hunt Club of Pasadena. Her husband, Thomas, ’33, and daughter Carolyn McDonough predeceased her. Survivors: her daughter, Barbara Tucker, ’59; her son, Thomas, ’61, MBA ’63; seven grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Helen Ruth Milburn Green, ’34, of Escondido, Calif., June 18, 2001. She majored in economics. She served in many capacities in numerous women’s and civic organizations in Altadena and Pasadena, Calif. Her husband, Edwin, predeceased her. Survivors include her two sons.

Lloyd Salisbury Davis, ’36, JD ’39, of South Pasadena, Calif., December 22, at 86. An economics major, he was a member of Alpha Delta Phi, the track and field team and the ski team. During World War II, he was a Naval aviator, retiring from the Navy Reserve as a lieutenant commander. He worked as an attorney for the Los Angeles County Council for more than 20 years and, in 1967, was appointed an L.A. superior court judge. He was a member of several community organizations and led numerous hikes with the Sierra Club. Survivors: his wife of 48 years, Mary Troja, ’39; two daughters, Nancy Gordon and Tricia Carney, ’80; two sons, John and Robert, MS ’80; two grandchildren; and his sister, Diane Hilton, ’42

Elizabeth F. Moser Breed, ’37, of Palo Alto, January 20, at 88. She majored in social science and social thought. After graduation, she moved to Washington, D.C., and worked as a church organist and children’s librarian. When her husband of 25 years, Everett, ’36, MBA ’40, died, she returned to Palo Alto, joined the San Jose Symphony and helped found the Midsummer Mozart Festival. She performed chamber music throughout the region, was a member of Delta Gamma and the Sigma Alpha Iota music fraternity. Survivors: two sons, Larry, ’62, MS ’65, and Chett, MA ’74; her daughter, Lucinda Lenicheck, ’70, MA ’73; and six grandchildren.

Annalee Whitmore Jacoby Fadiman, ’37, of Captiva, Fla., February 4, at 85, of suicide after suffering from breast cancer and Parkinson’s disease. A psychology major, she was a member of Cap & Gown and the first female managing editor of the Daily. She worked for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, rising from secretary to screenwriter. She left a seven-year MGM screenwriting contract for China, where she wrote speeches for Madame Chiang Kai-shek and won a war correspondent job for Liberty magazine. She collaborated with Theodore H. White on the 1946 bestseller Thunder Out of China. Her first husband, Melville Jacoby, ’38, MA ’39, second husband, Clifton Fadiman, and her brother, Sharp Whitmore, predeceased her. Survivors: her daughter, Anne; her son, Kim; her sister, Carol Whitmore, ’45; and two grandchildren.

Charles Coates Horton Jr., ’37, MBA ’39, of Atherton, November 18, at 85. A preclinical medical science major, he was a member of Kappa Alpha. He worked for more than 50 years as a securities broker on Wall Street and in the Bay Area, was a past president of the Rotary Club of Menlo Park and was active in Guide Dogs for the Blind. Survivors: his wife of 63 years, Rosamond; two sons, Charles III and Stephen; two daughters, Laurie Kinsey and Dana Saxten; nine grandchildren; and his sister, Kathleen Kaiser.

Richard Carpenter “Ike” Sutton, ’37, JD ’50, of Honolulu, June 30, 2001, at 79. He was an economics major and member of the football team. During World War II, he served in the Navy. He was elected to the Hawaii legislature in 1968 and 1972 and retired as a federal judge. Active in many civic, charitable and church organizations, he was also a breeder of champion Norwegian elkhounds. Survivors: his wife of 59 years, Anne; two sons, Richard Jr., JD ’70, and Warner; two daughters, Linda Kemp and Beverly Toomey; and four grandchildren.

Wilson Parke Todd, ’37, of Palo Alto, December 31, at 85. A social science and social thought major, he was a member of Theta Delta Chi. During World War II, he was a bomber pilot and lieutenant colonel in the Army Air Corps. From 1943 to 1945, he was a prisoner of war in Germany. After earning his MBA at Harvard, he pursued a career as a businessman and college teacher. His wife of 59 years, Elizabeth, predeceased him. Survivors: his daughter, Sarah Treadway; his son, William; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

David Botsford, ’38, of Santa Clara, Calif., December 18, at 85, from complications after abdominal surgery. He majored in communication, worked at the Daily and was a member of El Toro Eating Club. During World War II, he was the editorial chief of the Office of War Information psychological warfare team in Burma and India. After graduation, he was a reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle and began an advertising career in New York. When he returned to the Bay Area, he worked for his father’s advertising firm. The firm became Botsford Ketchum International in 1959, and he became chairman of its board. He served on the boards of Stanford Daily Publishing, the Associates of Stanford University Libraries and the Annual Fund. Survivors: his wife of 60 years, Margot, ’42; two sons, Peter and Christopher; his daughter, Ardsley McNeilly; four grandchildren; and two sisters, Jeanne Dillard and Elinor Blundell.

Elizabeth Jean Watkins Jorgensen, ’38, of Pacific Grove, Calif., December 12, at 84. She majored in social science and social thought and acted in campus drama productions and with the Palo Alto Community Theater. She was an accomplished painter whose work was exhibited in Carmel, Calif., and co-author of two books with her husband. She was a member of the University Club of Portland, Ore., the International Transactional Analysis Association, the Author’s Guild and the Carmel Foundation. Survivors: her husband of 63 years, Henry, ’37, JD ’56; two daughters, Victoria van der Bijl and Nan; and three grandchildren.

Gordon F. Williams, ’38, MD ’42, of Portland, Ore., December 31, at 84. He majored in preclinical medical science and was a member of El Campo Eating Club. During World War II, he served in the Army Medical Corps in the Pacific. In 1948, he co-founded the Menlo Medical Clinic in Menlo Park and served as medical director at the former Stanford Children’s Convalescent Hospital. He was the first medical director of the former Drew Medical Center in East Palo Alto. He also wrote the founding grant for a similar clinic in Alviso, Calif., and established a “hippie” clinic in Big Sur on the Monterey Peninsula. An emeritus clinical professor of pediatrics at Stanford, he was a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Physicians for Social Responsibility, the New York Academy of Sciences and the American College of Rheumatology. Survivors: his wife, Sylvia, ’42, MA ’63; two daughters, Sally and Melissa; and his stepson, Grant Hoyt.

Mary Cornelia Tracy Potter, ’39, of Scottsdale, Ariz., July 14, at 82. She majored in letters and was a member of Delta Gamma. After graduation, she worked as a reporter for the Bismarck Tribune and, from 1972 to 1987, served as president of the Klein Lumber Co. in Bismarck, N.D. She was an active member of the Junior League of San Francisco. Survivors: her daughter, Tracy Crail; two sons, H. Whitfield Crail and Richard Crail; and her grandson.

Ruth Virginia Bloch Riordan, ’39, of Sepastopol, Calif., January 8, at 84. She majored in letters. She raised her children in San Mateo, where she helped found the Assistance League, and retired to the Sea Ranch in Sonoma County. Survivors: her daughter, Virginia Whitehead; two sons, John and Frank; four grandchildren; and her sister, Helen Tivol.

Andrew Lewis Stojkovich, ’39, of Lafayette, Calif., October 31, at 84. He majored in education and was a member of El Toro Eating Club, the football team and the track and field team. During World War II, he was a Navy flight navigator. He worked as a division manager in Mexico City for Del Monte Foods Corp. His first wife, Mary Whitehead, ’45, died in 1991. Survivors: his wife of five years, Charis; three daughters, Molla Ladd, Sally Dietrich and Andrea; two stepdaughters, Charis Gault and Laurie Maxwell, and nine grandchildren.


George T. McCoy, ’40, of Hillsborough, Calif., January 20, at 81, of a heart attack. A general engineering major, he was a member of Delta Chi and of the engineering honor society Tau Beta Pi. During World War II, he served in the Navy and earned the rank of lieutenant commander. He began his construction career with the California Division of Highways and later became chief executive officer of the Guy F. Atkinson Co., a private, international construction company. He received awards for achievement in heavy construction and retired as chairman in 1986. He was a member of the Society of American Military Engineers and a director of the California State Chamber of Commerce. Survivors: his wife of 34 years, Eleanore; four daughters, Sharyl Boyd, Denise Royer, Katherine Meldal and Suzanne Dodson; and six grandchildren.

Margaret A. “Maggie” Pexton Murray, ’40, of Hollywood, Calif., December 17, at 80, of heart failure. In 1946, she began a 17-year career in retail at May Co. California. One of the first female executives in her field, she was vice president of advertising, fashion and sales promotion. She volunteered with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, authored the textbook Changing Styles in Fashion, and was named the Los Angeles Times woman of the year in 1959. Up until her death, she was executive director and curator of the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising’s museum galleries. Survivors include her nephew Patrick Pexton.

Mary Louise Stong, ’40, of San Francisco, January 18, at 81, after complications from a fall. She majored in economics. She was an administrator for United States Steel Corp. and a facilities planner for UC-San Francisco. She dedicated 45 years to San Francisco’s public libraries. She co-founded Keep Libraries Alive, co-chaired the California Library Association’s legislative committee, served as president of Friends of the Library and the San Francisco Library Commission, lobbied for a special property tax to support libraries and was a leader in the campaign to build the new Main Library whose first-floor conference room bears her name. Survivors include two godsons.

James E. Verdieck, ’41, MA ’43, of San Diego, October 26, at 82, of a heart attack. An education major and a center on the 1940 Wow Boys football team, he also was a member of Kappa Sigma and the baseball team. During World War II, he served as a Marine Corps transport pilot and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. He coached tennis at the University of Redlands in Southern California for 38 years, winning 35 conference and 15 national titles. Survivors: his wife of 58 years, Frances; two daughters, Chris Sholes and Debbie Macomber; two sons, Doug and Randy; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Clara Madsen and Arlene Watenpaugh.

Joseph Henske Jr., ’42, MBA ’47, of Scottsdale, Ariz., October 14, at 82. He majored in political science and was a member of Zeta Psi. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Idleman, ’42; and his son, Joseph III.

Carlton Starbuck James, ’42, of Woodside, November 4, at 81, of cancer. He was a chemistry major and a hasher at Encina Hall. During World War II, he served in the Army Air Corps as a pilot instructor. After the war, he worked for NASA Ames, retiring in 1974 to work on the construction of his Woodside home, sing in the West Bay Opera and travel. Survivors: his wife, Vera; and two sisters, Edith MacQuivey and Majorie Mirabal.

John Reed Mapel, ’42, of Los Angeles, November 16, at 81. An economics major, he was a member of Alpha Delta Phi and Phi Beta Kappa. During World War II, he served as a Navy lieutenant in the Pacific. He worked for many years in the hydraulics industry as a sales manager and senior vice president before becoming owner and managing director of Kersting Manufacturing. His wife of 46 years, Clo, predeceased him. Survivors: two sons, John and Richard; his daughter, Susan; three grandchildren; and two brothers, William, ’43, and Robert, ’45, MBA ’48.

John Neville Mitchell, ’43, of Newport Beach, Calif., November 10, at 80, of Parkinson’s disease. He majored in mechanical engineering and was a member of Breakers Eating Club. During World War II, he served as a naval officer in the Pacific. He worked in engineering and sales for Los Angeles By-Products Co. and MRI Corp., a subsidiary of American Can Co. He was president of the California Manufacturers Association in 1972, a member of the Alumni Association board, chair of the Stanford Buck Club in 1967, and a member of Stanford Associates. Survivors: his wife of 58 years, Barbara, ’44; his daughter, Nancy Weingartner, ’70; his son, Gregg, ’75; and one grandson.

Arleen Minna Pate Kaiser, ’46, of Ventura, Calif., November 29, at 76, of breast cancer. She worked as secretary to the superintendent of the Ventura School District. She was active in the community as president of the National Charity League and the Ventura Dance Club and chair of Martine Cotillions. Survivors: her husband of 47 years, Ford; two sons, Jeffrey and Gregory; two daughters, Karen Welcher and Kathryn Nix; nine grandchildren; and her brother, Kenneth.

Carolyn Jean “Cari” Persson Osterholm, ’46, of Modesto, Calif., November 26, at 76, of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. A political science major, she was a member of Chi Omega. A 50-year member of the PEO sisterhood, she was active in many charitable organizations, including Interfaith Ministries (of which she was a founder), Community Housing and Shelter Services and the Modesto Symphony Guild. Survivors: four sons, Eric, Carl, Peter and Kurt; her daughter, Amy; and one grandchild.

Theodore “Tedd” Holcomb, ’47, of Santa Barbara, Calif., November 6, at 76. He majored in English. During World War II, he was a pilot in the Army Air Corps. After living in Paris, Rome and Florence, he settled in Santa Barbara, Calif. In 1959, he went to Africa to film the first of his documentaries, African Village. Also to his credit are Japanese Village, Nepalese Village, We Are Young, Us and To Be Alive, which won a 1965 Oscar. His 1972 film, Russia, was the first uncensored documentary about the Soviet Union produced by an outsider. He was a national croquet champion and established the National Croquet Gallery Hall of Fame and Archives at the Newport (R.I.) Art Museum. Survivors include his sister, Kathryn Dole; and his brother, W.R.

Wilma “Willie” Janet Stein Heller, ’48, of Palo Alto, January 19, at 74. She majored in art. She was an accomplished landscape and portrait artist and creative writer. Survivors: her son, Paul; her daughter, Joy Gough; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and her companion, Robert L. Shapiro.

Sylvia Gene Nosek Pehoushek, ’48, of Pasadena, Calif., December 4, at 77, from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. She graduated from the School of Nursing. After hospital nursing in New York, Washington, D.C., Hawaii and California, she served as the school nurse at Alhambra High School until her retirement in 1983. Her husband, John, predeceased her. Survivors: her son, James; her daughter, Anna Zelinka; her grandson; and her sister, Vlasta Gufrey.

Helen Frances Potter Hennessy, ’49, of Hillsborough, Calif., November 29, at 76. She majored in social science and social thought. She was an avid skier and tennis player and maintained a lifelong interest in art history. Survivors: her husband of 51 years, Richard; three sons, Timothy, Corey and Daniel; her daughter, Mary Beth; and three grandchildren.

Milton C. Iverson, ’49, of Menlo Park, December 15, at 76. An education major, he was a member of the basketball team, the track and field team and Delta Tau Delta. During World War II, he served in the Navy and then in the Naval Reserve until 1949. He was involved in commercial real estate on the Peninsula for more than 30 years. A longtime supporter of Stanford’s athletic programs, he contributed to athletic facilities, sponsored athletes in football, basketball, water polo and volleyball and served as a mentor to young players. Survivors: his wife of 52 years, Nellie Jo; two sons, Steve and Bruce; two daughters, Kristine and Ann; eight grandchildren; his sister, Jennifer; and his brother, Scott.


Carle Ana Forslew Blasius, ’51, of Chapel Hill, N.C., September 8, at 71, of pulmonary fibrosis. She majored in political science. Her husband, Donald, died in 1997. Survivors: her son, Douglas Charles; and her daughter, Ann Louise.

Alan Ewing Leisk, ’52, of Hidden Springs, Idaho, December 25, at 72. He majored in psychology. Before enrolling at Stanford, he enlisted in the Idaho State Guard and earned the rank of infantry sergeant. He became a field labor coordinator for Morrison-Knudsen in 1956 and retired as director of labor relations in 1986. His love was mining, and he helped restore an old cabin and reopen a gold mine on War Eagle Mountain near Silver City, Idaho. Survivors: his wife of 18 years, Eileen; three daughters, Stephanie Altis, ’76, Allison Phillips and Leslie Nona; two granddaughters; and two stepchildren, Donna Hark and John Hart.

Eduardo R. Luque, ’52, MD ’55, of Mexico City, January 6. He majored in preclinical medical science. Survivors: his former wife, Katherine Risser; his son, Eduardo; three daughters, Ana, Mercedes and Catalina; and eight grandchildren.
Harry Fowler “Ken” Kennedy, ’53, December 20. He was a professor of languages at Los Angeles City College from 1970 to 2000, an avid sailor and a fan of music and travel. Survivors: his wife, Lisa; his daughter, Frances; and his granddaughter.

Madeleine Sophie Binet “Mimi” Langille, ’53, of San Diego, November 15, at 75. She graduated from the School of Nursing. She was an artist in oil, watercolor and sculpture, as well as a violinist and pianist, and was active in many church and community organizations. Her husband, Rear Admiral Justin E. Langille III, commandant of the Navy’s then-biggest shore command from 1978 to 1981, died in 1996. The couple hosted VIPs from many nations, including France, Mexico, Britain, Japan, Italy, India, Canada, Pakistan, Greece, the Netherlands and New Zealand. Survivors: four daughters, Madeleine Daniels, Rosemary Ireland, Therese and Celeste; her son, Justin; two grandchildren; and her sister, Kathleen Fitzpatrick.

Richard Scott Kimball III, ’55, of Reno, Nev., October 28, at 69. A history major, he was an NCAA record-holding javelin thrower for the track and field team. He missed qualifying for the Melbourne Olympics in 1956 by less than an inch. He served in the Navy as deck officer on an aircraft carrier and as executive officer in the Recruit Training Command in San Diego. He was a stockbroker with PaineWebber for many years, retiring in 1993. Survivors: his wife, Joanne; his son, Robert; two brothers, David McLaughlin and Richard; two sisters, Molly Walker and Amy; three stepchildren, Marjorie, Ron and John Randall; and two step-granddaughters.

Roger Lynn Bohne, ’58, of Woodinville, Wash., October 28, of colon cancer. He was a history major and a member of Delta Chi. An avid bridge player, he participated in his final tournament 10 days before he died. The day before his death, he was the best man at his son’s wedding. Survivors: his wife, Joan; his son, Greg; six grandchildren; and two stepsons, David and Scott Hurd.


Richard Joseph Grillo, ’60, of San Francisco, January 8, at 62. An economics major, he was a member of Alpha Kappa Lambda. He earned his law degree at the U. of San Francisco and was a partner in Janin, Morgan & Brenner. Survivors: his wife of 41 years, Angelyn, ’61; three daughters, Cynthia Mansur, Lynda Marren and Ellie Guardino; two sons, Joseph and David; eight grandchildren; his sister, Elaine Cantry, ’63; and two brothers, Douglas and Gary.


Robert Mammano Frezza, ’02, of Yardley, Pa., December 18, at 21, of heart failure. He was a computer science major with an economics minor. As an intern at PayPal, a company that allows customers to transfer funds online, he co-wrote a security program that helped the FBI track down a credit-card fraud ring run by the Russian mafia. He attended the Lawrenceville School in New Jersey, where he was editor of the school newspaper for two years and helped integrate computers into the publishing process. Survivors include his parents, William and Donna.

Patricia “Patty” Jeanne Semura, ’03, of Beaverton, Ore., November 29, at 20, of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. A symbolic systems major, she was a member of the ski team and the Band. She planned to work with the ski patrol and hoped to become a ski instructor. She spent eight years singing with the Portland Symphonic Girlchoir, was a finalist in the Intel Science Talent Search, and pursued studies in artificial intelligence and cognitive science. Survivors: her parents, Jack and Pat.


Paul De Hart Hurd, EdD ’49, of Menlo Park, December 23, at 95, of pneumonia. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the U. of Northern Colorado. After teaching high school biology and science education for 22 years in Colorado and Menlo Park, he joined the Stanford faculty in 1951. He wrote many books on curriculum development, including his definitive Biological Education in American Secondary Schools, 1890-1960. He strove to make science relevant and accessible to everyone and was nationally known for his education reform efforts. From 1988 to 1990, he was a special education consultant to the National Academy of Sciences Commission of Life Sciences, and he won awards from NASA and the National Science Teachers Association for his work. Survivor: his wife, Elizabeth.

William Edwin Pickthorn, MA ’53, of Palo Alto, November 3, at 91. He earned a master’s in school administration at Stanford and a master’s in sociology of religion and a doctorate in theology from Burton Seminary. An ordained minister with the Assemblies of God, he served on the religious staff of Memorial Church, was a licensed marriage, family and child therapist, founded the interfaith Charismatic Fellowship and authored a widely accepted standard minister’s manual. His wife of 61 years, Mary, died February 22. Survivors: two daughters, Judith Furukawa, ’66, and Janet, ’73, MD ’80; his son, Bill; four grandchildren; and his brother, Albert.

Bruce Underwood, MA ’54, of Brownsville, Texas, February 1, 2001, at 86. He served in the Air Force, taught at several universities and was a writer and editor. His wife, Carol, died in 1996. Survivors: his daughter, Elizabeth, ’83; and two sons, Thomas and Walter.

James Gustave Paulat, EdD ’69, of Los Altos, at 72. He taught health and biological sciences courses and was an athletic director at Foothill College. Survivors: his wife of 47 years, Ramona; his daughter, Debra Terra; his son, Gregory; and three grandchildren.


Millett G. Morgan, Engr. ’39, PhD ’46 (electrical engineering), of Hanover, N.H., January 14, at 87, of a heart attack and stroke. A leading researcher in the field of ionospheric physics, he founded the Radiophysics Laboratory at Dartmouth’s Thayer School of Engineering. He studied as an undergraduate at Cornell and, after graduating from Stanford, spent a year working at UC-Berkeley before joining the Dartmouth faculty. For many years he taught courses in electromagnetic field theory, antenna design and related topics. He was a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and a member of the American Geophysical Union and the scientific research society Sigma Xi. Survivors: his wife of 65 years, Eleanor; four children, M. Granger, Deborah Olsen, Jessica Ryder and Janet; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Robert K. Lo, MS ’48, Engr. ’51 (mechanical engineering), of Wheaton, Ill., December 25, at 82, of biliary cancer. A native of Guangzhou, China, he earned his bachelor’s degree from Zhong Yang U. in Chongqing and worked in the aircraft industry for two years. After receiving his Stanford degrees, he pursued further study at the Case Institute of Technology and earned a PhD at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He worked on jet engines for General Electric and compressor technology for Whirlpool and held numerous patents. From 1966 until his retirement in 1990, he worked on nuclear reactor safety analysis at the Argonne National Laboratories. Survivors: his wife, Helen; his son, Warren; and three grandchildren.

Humanities and Sciences

Lucile Lukens, MA ’26 (classics), of Beloit, Kan., November 14, at 100. She graduated with honors from Sterling College before attending Stanford. She later earned an MA in library science from Denver U. and served as head librarian at Sterling College from 1950 until her retirement in 1970. She continued to teach Bible study, was active in Delta Kappa Gamma, DAR and the Association of American University Women. Her three siblings predeceased her.

Patricia Louise Farris Hennings, MA ’72, DMA ’75 (music), of Palo Alto, December 20, at 51, of breast cancer. She graduated from Pomona College before attending Stanford. In 1975, she became the conductor and director of a small women’s vocal group in Palo Alto, the Peninsula Women’s Chorus, and turned it into one that has received national and international acclaim. She led the chorus in international tours and competitions and at the 1987, 1993 and 2001 American Choral Directors Association national conventions. She initiated the Poetry and Music Project in 1999 to bring published poets into local elementary schools to teach poetry. Survivors: her husband, Barry, ’70, MBA ’72; her daughter, Kristin; her son, Nathan, ’04; her parents, Ragene and Marjorie Farris; her sister, Carol; and two brothers, R. Lloyd and Frank.


Roy C. Bonebrake, JD ’32, of New York, December 2, at 95. His wife, Jean, predeceased him.

Pierre McCall Kimball Jr., MA ’48, of Hiawassee, Ga., March 9, 2001, at 79, in a tractor accident at home. During World War II, he served as a U.S. Navy Lt. (JG) in the Pacific. He founded Specialty Construction Products, a wholesale supply business with multiple locations in Georgia, in 1955. Survivors: his wife, Rita; two sons, Pierre III and Lucien; and three grandsons.

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