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Jean Mayers, of Fairfield, Calif., January 4, at 92. He served in the Navy during World War II, then earned his master's degree and worked at NACA (the precursor to NASA). In 1962 he joined the faculty of the department of aeronautics and astronautics at Stanford, where he was highly regarded as a teacher and mentor and was later professor emeritus. A renowned expert in aircraft structures and a pioneer of lightweight plastic honeycomb structural systems, he also taught in the Naval Reserves, from which he retired as a lieutenant commander. Survivors: his wife, Reva; and children, Eileen Mayers Pasztor, '67, and Laurence, '72.
Irwin Remson, of Stanford, February 16, at 90. He earned his undergraduate, master's and PhD from Columbia U. and joined the Stanford faculty in 1968. In 1980 he was named Barney and Estelle Morris Professor and won the School of Earth Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award, and in 1992 he won the Walter J. Gores Award. He was a co-author of the textbook Numerical Methods in Subsurface Hydrology as well as Geology in Environmental Planning. A professor emeritus, he remained an active faculty member for several years after retiring in 1993. Survivors: his children, Cathy Remson Lazarus, '73, and Ken, '78; and two grandchildren.
Dorothy Lauer Downing Wolf, '28 (social science/social thought), of Modesto, Calif., February 8, at 105, of heart failure. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. She lived in many states, including Washington, Illinois, Indiana and New Mexico, before returning to California, where she had been a resident for the past nine years. Passionate about Stanford and 49ers football, she also enjoyed gardening, cooking and corresponding with her family. She was predeceased by her husband of 84 years, Willis. Survivors: her children, George, '55, Richard, '58, and Thomas; 10 grandchildren, including Caroline, '97; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Lucy Safford Yost Greenlee, '37 (history), of Sidney, British Columbia, March 19, at 97. She was a member of Chi Omega. After getting married, she and her husband lived in various mining communities, including the Empire Mine in Grass Valley, Calif., and Leadville, Colo. She was predeceased by her husband, Barney, '39. Survivors include her children, Molly, Steve, John, Alan and Kathy.
Horace Byron "Bebe" Lee, '38 (education), of Southport, N.C., March 31, at 96. He was a member of Alpha Delta Phi, the basketball team and the track team, and he was elected student body president in his senior year. He was assistant basketball coach at Stanford and then was hired at age 24 as head basketball coach at Utah State U. He served in the Navy during World War II and in 1950 was appointed head basketball coach at the U. of Colorado. Later he was athletic director at Kansas State U. and then vice president of Hughes Sports Television Network. He had chaired the NCAA Basketball Tournament Committee. He was predeceased by his wife, Jean Bell Merrit, '39. Survivors: his children, Vicki Farris and Barbara; his stepchildren, Jeanne Johnston and Robin Merrit; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Lewis Gibbs Carpenter Jr., '39, MA '43 (psychology), of St. Helena, Calif., April 28, at 96. He served in the Air Force during World War II and then earned his PhD from UC-Berkeley. He was a clinical psychologist at Langley Porter Clinic and UCSF Hospital, had a private practice and worked at Napa State Hospital for many years. He was also a lobbyist in Sacramento, representing the State Psychological Association for 20 years. Active with the Napa County Farm Bureau, he grew prunes, walnuts and grapes. He was predeceased by his children Claire and David. Survivors: his wife, Elfy; his children Susan Handly and Thomas; three grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
Fulton J. "Bumpy" Picetti Jr., '39 (economics), of Hollister, Calif., September 15, 2012, at 96. He served in the Army during World War II and served in the reserves, ranking as lieutenant colonel at the time of his discharge. With a partner he formed Picetti & Anderson, an independent insurance company. A member of many local organizations, he had been director and secretary/treasurer of the San Benito County Saddle Horse Assoc. and past president of the San Benito County Chamber of Commerce. He was also a talented musician, playing accordion in a band and orchestra in his younger days.
Hugh L. White, '40 (basic medical sciences), MD '44, of San Francisco, July 9, 2012, at 93. He served in the Army Medical Corps during World War II. He started a private practice in 1948 in San Francisco and was chief of orthopedics at St. Luke's Hospital until his retirement in 1995. Survivors: his wife of 41 years, Charlotte; his children, Harriet White McCarthy, Robin White McKenzie and Brooks; and three grandsons.
Melvyn Eugene Pratt Jr., '41, PhD '53 (history), of Palo Alto, April 24, at 93. He earned his divinity degree from Yale and served as an Army chaplain during World War II and the Korean War. He was a founding member and first minister of Ladera Community Church-UCC. Later he was an instructor of history and world religions at Stanford and the College of San Mateo, then headed the social science division at Cañada College. He loved his family, was an avid do-it-yourselfer and enjoyed travel, gardening and genealogy. He was predeceased by his daughters, Rebecca and Mary. Survivors: his children, Ronald, Crawford and Alden; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Cherry Kellogg Noble, '43 (social science/social thought), of Belvedere, Calif., April 17, at 91. She was a member of Chi Omega. In 1969 she became one of the three original owners of the Shorebirds gallery on the Tiburon boardwalk. She also served as a director for the First City Bank in Rosemead, Calif., and was a volunteer docent at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. An adventurer, she had trekked in Nepal, taken African safaris and walked the Great Wall of China. She and her husband were enthusiastic Stanford supporters and often attended Big Game. She was predeceased by her husband, Morgan, '42. Survivors: her children, Ronald, Lynn Spiller, Alison Hartman, Scott and Jeffrey; 12 grandchildren, including Erin, '94; and 10 great-grandchildren.
George Clifford Good, '44 (economics), MBA '48, of San Marino, Calif., April 21, at 91. He was a member of Chi Psi. He served in the Navy during World War II and later founded and built George Imports Inc. and George-Good Corp. A leader in the giftware business, he had a designer's eye and anticipated popular trends. He served on many boards, including the American Cancer Society, which recognized him with their National Volunteer Leadership Award. He had many long-term friendships, loved fine dining and art collecting and supported Stanford throughout his lifetime. Survivors: his wife of 68 years, Marcia (Russell, '45); his children, Virginia Falconer, Kathy Podley and Mary Lindgren; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Robert M. Sontag, '44 (communication), of San Juan Capistrano, Calif., April 30, at 91. He was on the Daily staff. He served in the Army during World War II and then worked for the Hearst Newspaper Corp. before returning to his hometown of Beverly Hills and opening Robert Sontag Real Estate. Survivors: his wife of 57 years, Marian; his daughter, Kate; his stepchildren, David and Rick Roberts; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Elizabeth Irene Blair Crossman, '45 (biological sciences), of Medford, Ore., April 23, at 89. She and her husband moved to Apple Valley, Calif., in 1952 and lived in the area for 56 years. She was a homemaker and also taught at Del Rey Elementary School for 20 years. She loved gardening, bird watching, playing piano, knitting, cooking and entertaining with the organ club. She was predeceased by her husband, Alfred, her daughter, Elizabeth Ann, and a grandson. Survivors: her children, David, Lynden and Derek.
Ira J. Sandperl, '45, of Menlo Park, April 13, at 90, of a respiratory infection. He helped Joan Baez found the Institute for Nonviolence and was committed to civil rights and peace. He worked at Kepler's Books as chief clerk and also taught seventh grade at the Peninsula School. Author of one book, A Little Kinder, he had a collection of 5,000 books written by others. Survivors include his ex-wives, Susan Robinson and Molly Black; and his children, Nicole and Mark.
Joseph A. Benedict, '46 (social science/social thought), of Aptos, Calif., May 4, at 90. He was on the Daily staff. He served in the Army Air Force during World War II. His career in education included work as director of instruction and superintendent of San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District and as principal of Quail Hollow Elementary. In retirement he served on the board of the Bay Federal Credit Union and worked with Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries. He was predeceased by his first wife, Kathryn. Survivors: his wife, Margaret; children, Kent, Dana, Carolyn Baird and Barbara Kimball; stepchildren, Kirk, Dan and Mike Waller; and 10 grandchildren.
A. Stanley Hall, '46, of Carlsbad, Calif., February 24, at 89. He served in the Marines during World War II and received a Purple Heart. He retired from USAA after working in numerous positions in the insurance field. Survivors: his wife of 65 years, Jean; children, Mike, Thomas, James and Nancy; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Ellen Louise Marcus, '46 (political science), of Menlo Park, May 25, at 87, of cancer. She was a Dollie and a member of the Daily staff. Active in Democratic politics, she was a political consultant and a delegate from Virginia to the 1960 Democratic National Convention. She was a member of the National Press Club and actively supported Stanford, particularly the tennis team. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Oshins. Survivors: her children, Jeffrey, Stephen and Keith; and one grandson.
William Wallace Miller, '46 (biological sciences), of Montesano, Wash., February 3, at 91, of natural causes. He graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeons Dental School in San Francisco and practiced dentistry for 45 years in Aberdeen, Wash. He enjoyed spending summers with his family on Flathead Lake in Montana, traveling, golfing and playing piano. He was predeceased by his daughter Susan. Survivors: his wife of 67 years, Neva; children, Janet, Bill and Mel; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two brothers.
Clarence Kemp Bennett Jr., '47 (general engin-eering), of Sacramento, January 28, at 90. He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega and the Daily staff. He served in the Air Force during World War II. His career included work in the fields of engineering and advertising, spending more than 25 years at Lockheed and most recently working with the state of California. He traveled the world but found his strongest connection in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and he enjoyed many hiking and cross-country skiing adventures. He was predeceased by his daughter, Kathy. Survivors: his wife of 65 years, Connie (Wheeler, '47); and son, Kip.
Earl Joyce "E. J." Miller Jr., '47 (basic medical sciences), MD '51, of Mariposa, Calif., March 13, at 86, of natural causes. The first orthopedic surgeon in Anaheim, Calif., he spent 25 years in private practice and was chair of orthopedics and surgery at Anaheim Memorial and Martin Luther hospitals. He enjoyed singing in the Phi Psi barbershop quartet at Stanford and continued for many years thereafter. After retiring in 1982, he raised award-winning vine grapes. Survivors: his wife of 63 years, Shirley Jo; three children; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Charles Harry "Chuck" Thornburgh, '47 (economics), of San Francisco, April 2, at 91, of complications following a stroke in 2009. He was a member of Chi Psi. He served as a bomber pilot in World War II. A general contractor, he and his wife owned and operated the Ramada Inn and two restaurants in Key West, Fla. He was a world traveler, an outdoorsman, a family man and a defender of those less fortunate. Survivors: his wife, Nancy (Golan, '49); children, Linda Fries, Elaine "Ilana" Bar-David and Marc; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Donald T. Eikenberry, '48 (biological sciences), MD '53, of Redwood City, April 28, at 89, of sepsis. He was a member of Phi Rho Sigma. He worked for the Permanente Medical Group and retired in 1986. He was actively involved in church activities, and he loved music, traveling, gardening and socializing with friends and family. Survivors: his wife of 60 years, Margaret (McLean, '52); children, Shirley, Carl, Eric and Lisa; six grandchildren; and two sisters.
Allan Edward Forbes, '48, MA '49 (speech & drama), EdD '52, of Chico, Calif., April 28, at 86. He had a 38-year career at Chico State College, serving as assistant professor in speech and drama, associate vice president for academic affairs, vice president of administration and executive vice president. He was a Butte County planning commissioner and a Butte College trustee for 21 years. Recognized numerous times for his volunteer service, he received the Chico Chamber of Commerce Pat Lappin Award and a five-year service pin from Stanford Associates. He was predeceased by his wife, Betty. Survivors: his daughters, Mary Ann Michelon and Jennifer Macarthy; and four grandchildren.
James Reilly Hansen, '48 (basic medical sciences), MD '52, of Burlingame, May 8, at 88. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He began his career in private practice as a general surgeon and had surgical privileges at Peninsula Medical Center and Mills Memorial hospitals. He also volunteered as a surgeon on the hospital ship USS Hope, treating people in Peru. Active in many sports, he especially enjoyed golf, skiing, snowshoeing and sailing as well as cheering on his favorite teams, the 49ers and the Giants. Survivors: his wife of nearly 40 years, Gayle; children, Patrice Hansen-Fracchia, Steve, Kimberley Hudson and Kirk; stepchildren, Lisa Baca and Lauren Scherer; two granddaughters; and a step-grandson.
Charles Arthur Teets, '48, MBA '48, of Sedona, Ariz., April 10, at 88, of pneumonia and congestive heart failure. As a young man he sailed around the world with three other adventurers for four years. Later he worked at Litton Industries (now part of Northrop Grumman Corp.) in international sales. He was predeceased by his wife, Barbara. Survivors: his children, Jackie and Larry; and a sister.
Mary Elizabeth "Beth" Sheffels Wolff, '48 (international relations), of Great Falls, Mont., March 16, at 86, of natural causes. She worked on the Chaparral. She served in the Navy for three years and then worked at the family business, Central Machinery, JCCS Accountants and Church, Harris, Johnson & Williams Law Office. She was an avid golfer, had a great wit and loved Peanuts and the New Yorker. She was predeceased by her husband, Joe. Survivors include two brothers.
Sharon Anne Nuss Loeffler, '49 (social science/social thought), of Houston, August 30, 2012, at 84. She was a member of Cap and Gown. She and her husband lived in Walnut Creek, Calif., and St. Louis before settling in Houston in the 1970s. Active in Pines Presbyterian Church, she had served as deacon, elder and art group leader. She was a gifted artist who enjoyed wood carving, sculpture, pottery and painting portraits of children. She was a lover of common sense, doodling, coffee and clean restrooms. She was predeceased by her husband, Don, PhD '49, and son Jim. Survivors: her children, Ann Jean Palenshus and Kent; two grandchildren; and a brother.
Jack David Tomlinson, '49 (political science), JD '52, of San Francisco, January 21, at 88. He served in World War II, and his experience in India during that time inspired his lifelong passion for the languages and culture of the Far East. He was an attorney specializing in business, trade and investments in Southeast and Northeast Asia, and he was the first investment and trade representative in the Far East for the state of California. Survivors: his wife of 59 years, Norma (Kiley, MA '59); children, Clare Tomlinson Hicks and Winton; and a granddaughter.
Charles Frederick Gunther, '50 (political science), of Santa Barbara, Calif., November 15, at 83. Born in San Francisco, he attended Thatcher School and Williams College.
Harold Eugene King, '50 (biological sciences), of Seattle, March 29, at 88, after a brief illness. He served in World War II and earned his medical degree from the U. of Washington. After a residency at the Mayo Clinic, he practiced medicine at Swedish Hospital for nearly 30 years. He retired in 1986 and enjoyed traveling, collecting English pewter and building a summer home in Indianola, Wash., where he and his wife spent some of their happiest times. Survivors: his wife of 63 years, Joan; children, Michael, Katie Keller and Steven; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Susan "Susie" Hoyt Morris, '50 (social science/social thought), of Darien, Conn., May 1, at 84. She began her career as an executive assistant at BBDO and then moved to Bell Island and worked for many years at Derektor Shipyards and Ely Boat Works. A lover of life, she enjoyed cooking, reading, sailing on Long Island Sound and traveling throughout the United States and Europe. She was a great listener and conversationalist who found the good in everyone she met. She was predeceased by her husband of 51 years, Howard. Survivors include a sister and a brother.
John Boreta II, '51 (petroleum engineering), of Calgary, Alberta, May 10, at 85. He was a member of Delta Chi and the football and rugby teams. His career in the oil and gas industry took him to many parts of the world, including Venezuela, United Arab Emirates and Canada. Stanford Associates awarded him a five-year service pin. He was predeceased by his son, Jim, '75. Survivors: his wife, Alice Gardner-Boreta; children, Anne Baxter, '79, and Jane Walerud, '83; and five grandchildren.
Muriel Joan "Jo" Lyon, '51, MA '52 (education), of Seal Beach, Calif., May 10, at 84, of congestive heart failure. She was a member of Cap and Gown and the volleyball and basketball teams. She earned her PhD from USC and spent 34 years at CSU-Long Beach as a professor of anatomy, kinesiology, exercise physiology and sports biomechanics. Co-author of The Female Athlete, she also coached tennis and swimming. She was an avid sailor, skier, motorcyclist and bicyclist. Survivors: her spouse, Dee Schumacher; children, Heidi Berger, Kirsten Pond and Erika Roberts; and four grandchildren.
Ann Reppert Rosenberg, '51 (biological sciences), of Monterey, Calif., May 1, at 83. She sang in the Chapel Choir and other choral groups. After raising her four children, she became a medical technologist at Natividad Medical Center in Salinas, Calif., and eventually ran the Carmel Clinical Laboratory. She enjoyed weaving, swimming, tap dancing, playing violin and camping with her family. Her volunteer work included serving as a docent at the Monterey Bay Aquarium and a tutor at Monterey Peninsula College. She was predeceased by a granddaughter. Survivors: her husband of 63 years, Earl, '49; children, Elsa, '73, Marta Lynch, Erika and Andrea; and six grandchildren.
Barbara Ann McKean Wyman, '51 (music), of Fountain Hills, Ariz., April 27, at 83, after a brief illness. She was a member of Cap and Gown, the orchestra, choir, chorus and swim team. She was a military wife and an officer in a family corporation. A woman of many interests and talents, she was a music teacher, organist, choir director, traveler, lifelong learner, mom, grandma, great-grandma and friend. Survivors: her husband of 61 years, John; children, Sue, Leila Jo Wyman Barber, Dan and Bruce; seven grandchildren; and a brother.
Arthur Raymond Chapman Jr., '52 (communication), of Sacramento, December 22, at 89. He served in the Navy during World War II. He owned the Patterson Irrigator newspaper, then moved to Sacramento and worked for the state until 1979. He was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy. Survivors include five sons, five grandchildren and a sister.
Minita Joan Irwin Levenson, '52 (psychology), of Phoenix, May 2, at 82. She was a teacher and substitute teacher while raising her sons; later she earned a master's degree in counseling from Arizona State U. and counseled survivors at the Center Against Sexual Abuse. In retirement she moved to the Terraces of Phoenix, where she was a member of the book club and bridge club and was also a Wii tennis champion. Survivors: her husband, Sabin; children, Clifford, Keith and James; three grandchildren; and a brother.
Roger Taber Osenbaugh, '52 (history), MBA '58, of Arcadia, Calif., May 12, at 82, of cancer. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi and the baseball team. He played professional baseball for the Sacramento Solons while putting himself through business school. He was appointed to the first California Coastal Commission and helped write the state's coastal plan. He loved Stanford and the University's athletics. He was predeceased by his son Erik, '76. Survivors: his son Kurt, '79; and two grandchildren.
Joan Feinberg Canel, '53 (Spanish), MA '54 (education), of Highland Park, Ill., April 3, at 81. She considered herself a professional volunteer and worked for City of Hope as well as Jewish United Fund of Metro Chicago. She was also a trustee of the National Fragile X Foundation and treasurer of JAC PAC. Stanford Associates recognized her with a 25-year service pin and the Governors' Award. Survivors: her husband, Jay, '53, JD '55; children, Scott, '78, JD '80, Sherri Fishman and Lee, '82; and six grandchildren.
Paul Brown Smith Jr., '53 (psychology), MD '57, of Tacoma, Wash., May 1, at 81. A Navy veteran, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and a DJ at KZSU. He practiced ophthalmology in Tacoma. He was a member of Skyline Presbyterian Church and served on the boards of the Charles Wright Academy, Tacoma Art Museum and Tacoma Actors Guild. Stanford Associates awarded him a 15-year service pin. A man of many interest, he especially enjoyed reading, music, spectator sports and playing bridge. Survivors: his wife, Ginny; children, Paul and Anne; and two grandchildren.
Benjamin Davis Swan, '53 (sociology), of Palo Alto, May 10, at 81. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi and the soccer and rugby teams. He served in the Navy and remained in the reserves for 26 years, retiring as a captain. After earning his MBA at Wharton, he worked in asset management and ran his own company in industrial property development and management for 25 years. He and his wife led numerous tours to gardens of England, Scotland, France and Italy. Survivors: his wife of 54 years, Katsy; his children, Kathy, Ben Jr. and Sam; seven grandchildren; and a brother.
Matthew Thornton Adams, '55 (economics), of Arlington, Va., April 18, at 80. He earned degrees from Yale Law School and New York U., and his career included work at Coopers & Lybrand and the Office of Tax Legislative Counsel of the U.S. Treasury Dept. He was a partner in three law firms and retired as a partner from McDermott Will & Emery in 2000. He was a longtime member of Washington Golf & Country Club and enjoyed playing bridge. Proud of his Stanford education, he was often seen sporting Stanford shirts and ties. Survivors: his wife, Mary; children, Christopher and Gordon; and five grandchildren.
Warren Maurice Dailey, '55 (economics), of Madison, Wis., November 30, at 79, of complications of diabetes. He was a member of Sigma Chi and the 1953 NCAA championship golf team. Survivors: his wife, Anne (Schuette, '55); children, Kathryn Turner and Michael; and four grandchildren.
Winnifred Hannah Coe Verbica, '56 (economics), of Tahlequah, Okla., March 31, at 78. She was a member of the golf team. Born into a California cattle-ranching family, she was an accomplished horseback rider. She was active in church life and supported a number of ministries and charities, including Africa Inland Mission Air and Los Gatos Christian Church. She was also a poet and the author of Seasons. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert. Survivors: her children, Pearle Salters and Peter; and eight grandchildren.
Thomas Reynolds Kelley, '57 (political science), of Virginia Beach, Va., May 2. He served in the Air Force and was a command pilot with more than 4,000 flying hours in jets and helicopters. He served two tours in Vietnam and was decorated with the Legion of Merit and the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, among others. He attended Squadron Officer School and Air War College, and he later joined the U. of Virginia as professor of air science. He loved vacationing with his family, eating New England fried clams, gardening, telling everyone what to do and sharing his life with his wife. Survivors: his wife, Antonia; children, Anne Marie, John and Paul; and five grandchildren.
Thomas Starr "Tom" Lindersmith, '57 (history), MA '61 (education), of Green Valley, Ariz., May 23, at 77, of pneumonia. He was a member of Alpha Sigma Tau. He served in the Navy and later earned a PhD in psychology from the U. of Oregon. A longtime educator, he was a high school teacher, assistant principal and principal as well as director of American School in Pachuca, Mexico. He enjoyed reading, fishing, engaging in banter with friends and spending time with his family. Survivors: his daughters, Marsi Lindersmith Gorman, '91, and Lara; stepchildren, Bevann Schultz and Shae Brogren; one grandson; six step-grandchildren; and a sister.
William Harvey "Bill" McIntyre Jr., '58 (electrical engineering), of Berkeley, February 13 at 77. Born and raised in Montana, he served in the Navy and was an electrical engineer. He was a man of lifelong friends and many shenanigans—an authentic character and a storyteller who scouted his own path through life. He loved mountains, extra-crisp bacon, ice-cold vodka, a good cigar, blues music and travel to far places. Survivors include his son, Helan, four siblings and Sherri Harding.
William "Bill" Wilson III, '58 (industrial engineering), of Hillsborough, Calif., May 7, at 77, after a long battle with cancer. He was a member of Alpha Delta Phi. Active in real estate for more than 30 years, he co-founded Webcor Builders and Wilson Meany Sullivan and developed projects including Gap Inc. world headquarters in San Francisco, Oracle headquarters in Redwood City as well as the redevelopment of the San Francisco Ferry Building. He was on the board of the Stanford Athletic Investment Fund and received a 15-year service pin from Stanford Associates. He was an avid outdoorsman and art collector. Survivors: his wife, Patricia; children, Eric, Meagan and Peter; eight grandchildren; a sister, Betsy Wilson Gates, '59; and a brother.
Barbara Ann Stratton Myers, '59 (history), of Sunnyvale, May 23, at 75. She earned a master's of library science from San Jose State and worked as a reference librarian/manager at the Sunnyvale Public Library. She volunteered at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts and with Reading Partners, and she was an active member of the Congregational Community Church. Her favorite time was spent with her grandchildren. Survivors: her husband of 52 years, Morgan, '58; children, Melinda Myers Cook, '85, and Megan Myers Blair; four grandchildren; and a brother.
Margaret Edith "Peggy" Craddock Huff, '60 (history), of Stanley, New Brunswick, in May, at 73, of a long-term illness. She raised her children and owned Helen's dress shop, then returned to graduate school and earned her doctorate at Boston U. She taught in the religion and philosophy department of Northeastern U. for 20 years and was the co-author of a widely used book in religious studies. Survivors: her spouse, Ann Wetherilt; children, David and Patti; three grandchildren; and a sister.
Robert Dennis Marshall, ’61 (psychology), of Carmichael, Calif., April 6, at 74, after a valiant battle with cancer. He earned an athletic scholarship to play football at Stanford and was a member of Phi Kappa Psi. In 1961 he married his college sweetheart, Leslie Strothard, ’59. He earned a law degree at UC-Hastings and worked as a deputy attorney general for 30 years in Sacramento, arguing before all of the California courts. In his retirement he enjoyed woodworking and hunting and fishing with his family and friends. He will be greatly missed. Survivors: Leslie Marshall; their children, Todd, Chris and Megan, ’93; two grandchildren; his mother, Agnes; and two sisters, including Catherine Marshall Schmidt, MA ’64.
John F. Ferguson, '63, MS '64, PhD '70 (civil engineering), of Seattle, March 29, at 71. He was on the crew team. A professor in the department of civil and environmental engineering at the U. of Washington, he collaborated with colleagues and students on projects to make water clean for people and the environment. Nothing was more important to him than his family, and he greatly enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren's sporting events and hosting family dinners. Survivors: his wife of 52 years, Lynn; three children; seven grandchildren; and a brother.
Edmund Leon Haas Jr., '63 (anthropology), of Tucson, Ariz., April 5, 2012, at 70. Born in San Francisco, he was a graduate of Lincoln High. He received a master's degree in anthropology from the U. of Arizona and maintained an interest in the field throughout his life.
John Lawrence "Larry" Onderdonk, '63 (history), of Hillsborough, Calif., March 29, at 71. He was a member of Alpha Delta Phi. He earned his MBA from Columbia U. and became a CPA, then founded Argonaut Capital Corp., a successful real estate investment firm. A longtime member of the Burlingame Country Club, he was an avid tennis and bridge player. He loved animals, spending time at his home in the mountains, performing with barbershop quartets and traveling with the Stanford Travel/Study program. Survivors: his wife of 50 years, Sandy (Stein, '62); his children, Laurie Onderdonk Knox, '86, MA '87, and Shelley; eight grandchildren; and a brother.
Stephen William Arch, '64 (biological sciences), of Portland, Ore., April 7, at 70, of a heart attack while vacationing in Colorado. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta and the track and football teams. He was drafted by the Chicago Bears but decided instead to earn his PhD at the U. of Chicago. A specialist in cellular neurophysiology, he was professor emeritus at Reed College. In 1995 he was appointed the Laurens N. Ruben Professor of Biology, and he received the Mentor Award from the Oregon Health & Science U.'s Medical Research Foundation in 2008. He enjoyed cooking, jogging, playing basketball, reading and spending time outdoors. Survivors: his wife of 49 years, Elizabeth (Clark, '64); children, Xan, '99, MA '00, and Tori, '02, PhD '11; a grandson; and a brother.
Suzanne Allison Kandra, '68 (communication), of Portland, Ore., July 28, 2012, at 66, of lung cancer. She had a long career in television at Portland's KATU, Oregon PBS and with ABC News in Washington, D.C., as well as through independent television productions. She loved nature and was passionately involved in providing sanctuary for abused and homeless animals. Survivors include her stepmother, Paula, and a brother.
Nicholas David Delurgio, '70 (psychology), MA '71 (education), of Santa Cruz, Calif., March 19, at 64. He was a member of Sigma Chi and the football team. After graduating, he taught special education and coached track and football, then later founded and was sole proprietor of Diversified Financial. He had a rare neurological condition, syringomyelia, caused by a surgical trauma and underwent many surgeries in the last 20 years of his life. His strong drive to persevere and his faith gave him strength, and he was able to stay in his family home and continue working until retiring in 2012. Survivors: his wife of 40 years, Leta; his children, Birgitta Hughes, Andrea and Rosanna; two grandchildren; and a brother.
James Michael "Jim" Waychus, '74 (psychology), of Palo Alto, January 1, at 60, of melanoma. He was on the baseball team. An outstanding three-sport athlete at Awalt High in Mountain View, he was an avid fan of all Stanford and Bay Area sports teams. He retired after a long career at AT&T. Survivors: his wife of 35 years, Andrea (Barnes, '75); and his daughter, Casey.
William Roy "Bill" Kemmeries Jr., '81 (political science), of Tucson, Ariz., April 4, at 54, of natural causes. He participated in student government, serving as senior class president, and was on the Daily staff. He earned his teaching credentials at the U. of Arizona and worked at nonprofits, churches and schools. Survivors include his mother, Carolyn; stepfather, David Galligan; his former wife, Ann Adams; and two sisters.
Jill Hope David, '83 (psychology), of San Mateo, March 10, at 51, after a struggle with severe depression. Passionate about physical fitness, she particularly enjoyed kickboxing. She loved dogs and spent every morning with her dog, Tintin, at the Foster City dog park. Survivors include her parents, Sue and Lee, and a brother.
Marc James "Rogie" Robinson, '83 (electrical engineering), '83 (economics), of La Jolla, Calif., March 1, at 51, of an unexpected illness. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta. His career included work in sales and marketing, advertising, executive recruiting and real estate, and most recently he was president and CEO of Cardinal Financial Group. He will be remembered for his outgoing, friendly and adventurous spirit. Survivors include his parents, Donald and Carol, and a sister.
Thomas William Traylor, MBA '63, of Evansville, Ind., May 9, at 73. He helped build Traylor Bros. Inc., founded by his father, into one of North America's leaders in underground, marine and bridge construction. He received the Beavers Management Award and had served as president of the organization. Actively involved with his children, he coached soccer for all of them and was a supporter of Evansville area soccer programs. He was a devout Catholic, an avid traveler and a voracious reader. Survivors: his wife, Nancy; children, Thomas Jr., Michael, Christopher, '94, MS '95, and Daniel, '99; 13 grandchildren; one brother; and one sister.
Samuel John "Sam" Sims, PhD '61 (geology), of Bethlehem, Pa., May 13, at 79, of soft tissue sarcoma. He worked as a geologist for the mining department of Bethlehem Steel from 1960 until 1985, and his work took him on living assignments to Gabon, Brazil and Mexico. From 1985 until 2012, he worked as an independent consulting geologist, and he was a fellow of the Geological Society of America. He enjoyed playing tennis and traveling to the West Coast and Europe. Survivors: his wife of 51 years, Myrna; his children, Janet Patterson and Sandra; and two grandchildren.
Willard A. McCracken, MS '65, PhD '72 (geology), of Houston, May 6, at 77. He was a professional geologist and taught geology at Western Illinois U. Born in Houston, he returned there after retiring. Survivors include his wife, Gail, and son, Billy.
Harry Albright Ackley, MA '50, of Woodland, Calif., April 10, at 88. He served in the Navy during World War II and earned his law degree from McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento. He worked for the Yolo County District Attorney's Office as a deputy prosecutor, was elected district attorney and then was appointed a superior court judge in 1976. Passionate about sports, he especially enjoyed playing golf, and he was a member and supporter of the Woodland Christian Church for more than 50 years. Survivors: his wife of 32 years, Gloria Anne; his children from a previous marriage, Gloria DeLuca, Peggy Jo Ackley and Harry; stepchildren, Jason McIntyre and Jodie Fisher; four grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; anda sister.
Stewart Earle "Stew" Clegg, MA '50, of Trinity Center, Calif., April 29, at 87. He served in the Air Force. He received his teaching degree from San Jose State, and after earning his graduate degree, he taught and served as principal in the Mountain View School District for 35 years. He was predeceased by his daughter Catherine vander Paardt. Survivors: his wife of 61 years, Anna; children, Valerie Hollister and Susan Fitzgerald; four grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; and a brother, Richard, '51, MA '52, EdD '62..
David Paul Millovich, MA '52, of Laguna Woods, Calif., April 24, at 88, of chronic renal failure. He served in the Navy during World War II and earned his undergraduate degree from San Jose State U. He was a teacher and coach for 33 years at Santa Monica and Corona del Mar high schools and Grossmont Community College. Later he moved to Lake Arrowhead, Calif., where he became supervisor for the Arrowhead Lake Patrol. Survivors: his wife of 61 years, Phyllis; his children, Lynn, June and James; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Harvey Sanford "Sandy" Gum Jr., MA '54, of San Jose, March 15, at 91. He served in the Navy during World War II and in the Navy Reserves for 20 years. He earned his EdD at Oregon State U. and taught at Palo Alto High, Foothill College and the College of San Mateo. Always active in sports, he had been a Golden Gloves champion boxer, and he enjoyed swimming, running and downhill skiing. Survivors: his wife of 69 years, Kathryn; his children, Priscilla Rynning and Peter; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a sister.
Elinor Elizabeth Offenbach, MA '54, of Santa Monica, Calif., March 25, at 95. She began her teaching career in physical education and retired as an assistant principal at University High in West Los Angeles. She lived near the ocean in Santa Monica for most of her life, but she also traveled much of the world. She will be missed by her friend of more than 50 years, Sherry Brown, and numerous family members.
Patricia Ann "Patsy" Hagbom Walkup, MA '65, of Danville, Calif., May 20, 2012, at 70, after a brief illness. She was a schoolteacher and then a full-time mom. She enjoyed being active in her church. Survivors: her husband, John, MS '65, Engr. '69, PhD '71; children, Amy, Mary Austin and Becky Fournier; three grandchildren, a sister; and a brother, Bill Hagbom, '66.
Stephen Saul Weiner, PhD '73, of Piedmont, Calif., April 21, at 73, of stomach cancer. He held administrative positions at Stanford, the U. of California and Mills College before becoming executive director of the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities. After retiring in 1996, he co-founded the Campaign for College Opportunity and was passionate about improving access to higher education. Survivors: his wife, Patricia; children, Alisa Farkas and Wendy; and two grandchildren.
Herbert William Greydanus, MS '50 (civil engineering), of Sacramento, January 26, at 86. A registered civil engineer for more than 50 years, he specialized in multipurpose water supply planning. He worked with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, the California Dept. of Water Resources and Bookman-Edmonston Engineering and GEI Consultants. Survivors: his wife of 61 years, Kathryn; his children, Leland, Wesley, '76, and William; three grandchildren; and a sister.
Thomas "Tom" Neal Tate, MS '66 (civil engineering), of Las Cruces, N.M., April 28, at 79. He had a 20-year career as an officer in the Civil Engineer Corps, which took him around the world to places such as McMurdo Station in Antarctica. After retiring from the Navy, he joined Fluor Corp. and provided expertise in government and international contracts. In retirement, he and his wife moved to Las Cruces and were involved with the Memorial Medical Center and the League of Women Voters. Survivors: his wife, Donna; children, Melody and Kamella; and a brother, Ray.
Henry Martin Blume Jr., MS '70 (electrical engineering), of Palo Alto, May 2, at 82, after battling Parkinson's disease and leukemia. He served in the Navy and remained active in the reserves until 1991. He worked at Fairchild Semiconductor for many years, leading the team that developed the 8748 and 8048 microcontrollers. He was a tennis official with the U.S. Tennis Association and rarely missed his Saturday tennis doubles at Alpine Hills Tennis Club. Survivors: his second wife, Mary Burt; his children, Frances Richards and Ann; and two grandchildren.
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John Algoth Ohlson, Gr. '39 (psychology), of West Sacramento, Calif., November 23, at 97. His career included work as a psychologist on the staff of Duke U. and a job at California's state mental hygiene clinic. He was also involved in local politics and was on the Yolo County Democratic Central Committee for more than 50 years. He had a lifelong love of the creative arts and enjoyed hiking and camping in the Sierra, which he did yearly until age 96. He was predeceased by his wife of 55 years, Grace. Survivors: his children, Mary and Nils; and three grandchildren.
Verna Lorraine Coonradt Deromedi, MA '43 (biological sciences), of Alamo, Calif., March 26, at 92. She worked at Cutter Laboratories in Berkeley before becoming a mother and homemaker. Always active in her community, she was a scout leader, president of the Glacier Guild of the John Muir Memorial Hospital and president of the John Muir Auxiliary. Her interests included gardening, sewing, entertaining and travel, and her true passion was bridge. She was predeceased by her husband of 61 years, Frank. Survivors: her children, Dennis, Craig and Roger, MBA '77; seven grandchildren; and a sister.
Jean Mildred Stevens Taylor, MA '58 (music), of Chehalis, Wash., May 4, at 85, after a battle with cancer. A graduate of Mills College, she was a music teacher in Benicia and Richmond, Calif. She later taught music in schools in Piedmont, Calif., and in various places in Washington and Oregon for 25 years. She was predeceased by her husband, John. Survivors: her children, Sandra Taylor Wallis and Tim; a grandson; and a sister, Joanne Stevens Dundas, '55.
Dorrit Claire Zucker Cohn, PhD '64 (German studies), of Durham, N.C., March 10, 2012, at 87, of complications from Parkinson's disease. A scholar of German and comparative literature, she was one of three women appointed to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard in 1971. During a long academic career that began at Indiana U. in 1964 and ran through her retirement in 1995, she won many honors, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Radcliffe Graduate Society Medal and the Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Award. Her book Transparent Minds was considered a breakthrough analysis of narrative technique, and her 1998 book, The Distinction of Fiction, won the Modern Language Association of America's Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literature Studies. After retiring, Dorrit studied Ancient Greek and wrote about Platonic dialogues. At her second home in Wellfleet, Mass., she swam and played tennis with her family and with colleagues and students. Survivors: her sons, Richard and Stephen; and four grandchildren.
Robert Allan Goggin, MA '64 (communication), of San Diego, May 9, at 81, after complications from heart surgery. He worked for NBC News, taught at San Diego State U. and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and was manager of public information for the Air Pollution Control District. A longtime supporter of the American Lung Association, he served on the state board and communications committee. Survivors: his wife, Linda McClure; children, Thomas, Barbara Warner and Patricia Chisholm; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Lawrence Earle Moore, MA '64 (psychology), of Sonoma County, Calif., April 14, at 78, from complications of heart failure. He earned a doctorate in psychology at the U. of Oregon and practiced clinical psychology in Berkeley and Oakland for many years. He was an expert in clinical hypnosis and later specialized in psychological treatment of pain, burns and chronic hand injuries, practicing at Alta Bates Burn Center and Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Oakland, among others. He was wickedly funny and had a great capacity for empathy and insight into others. Survivors: his wife of 33 years, Birgit Rohde-Moore; and his daughter, Karin.
David Luther Sylwester, PhD '66 (statistics), of Knoxville, Tenn., April 26, at 77. He taught mathematics at the U. of Vermont and then moved to Knoxville to head the department of statistics at the U. of Tennessee. He supported the Knoxville Opera and Symphony and sang with the Knoxville Choral Society. Even while battling Parkinson's disease, he continued to play golf and tennis and maintained a positive attitude. He was predeceased by his wife, Jeanie (Whitney, '65). Survivors: his children, Cynthia Siu, Katie Bauman and Greg; four grandchildren; one sister; and eight brothers.
Robert Vernon Weston, MA '66, PhD '72 (English), of Holmes Beach, Fla., April 24, at 71. He was awarded a Wallace Stegner fellowship. He had a career in the high-tech industry as director of human resources, and he was also a poet, writer and teacher. He was recently certified as a neural somatic integration practitioner, and his interests included photography, travel, music, healing and meditation. Survivors: his wife of 43 years, Joy (Anderson, '70, MA '76); six children; five grandchildren; and a brother.
Hugh Jerald Silverman, PhD '73 (interdisciplinary), of Port Jefferson, N.Y., May 8, at 67, of cancer. He was professor of philosophy and comparative literature at Stony Brook U. and was a renowned American philosopher and cultural theorist. His publications included Textualities: Between Hermeneutics and Deconstruction and more than 130 articles and book chapters. He co-founded the International Philosophical Seminar in Alto Adige, Italy, and was awarded the Fulbright Distinguished Chair of Humanities at the U. of Vienna. He was an avid Yankees fan, enjoyed traveling and loved debating philosophy, politics and culture. Survivors: his wife, Gertrude Postl; children, Clare Goberman and Christopher; four grandchildren; and three siblings.
Donald H. Paulson, MD '55, of Menlo Park, January 29, at 84, of prostate cancer. After graduating from Stanford Medical School, he served two years as an Army doctor in Denver. He then practiced dermatology in Riverside, Calif., for 22 years. He finished his career at Kaiser in Redwood City, where he retired in 1992. He was predeceased by his wife, Patricia (Arkush, '53, MA '54). Survivors: his children, Carol Paulson Smith, '84, and Doug, '83; and four grandchildren.