Obituaries - September/October 2008

September/October 2008

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Obituaries - September/October 2008

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George Leppert, of Palo Alto, March 9, at 83, of multiple sclerosis. After he earned his doctorate in mechanical engineering at the U. of Wisconsin in 1954, he was hired by Stanford Dean of Engineering Fred Terman to direct a nuclear technology program in the mechanical engineering department. The Atomic Energy Commission funded construction of a 10-kilowatt Stanford research reactor that served as a facility for engineering students from 1959 to 1972. In 1960, Leppert became one of the University's youngest full professors and was given the Best Teacher in Engineering Award. In 1961, he broadened his teaching to include courses in disarmament, international conflict, professional ethics and human values. He became a peace activist after working with scientists at the U.S. nuclear weapons laboratory in Los Alamos, N.M., and in 1966 took a leave from Stanford to run for Congress in hopes of ending the war in Vietnam. He lost, but was elected president of the Palo Alto-Stanford Democratic Club in 1967. He subsequently was dean of engineering at Clarkson College in Potsdam, N.Y., and he worked at the Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois before joining the Electric Power Research Institute in Palo Alto. Survivors: his wife of 46 years, Helen; one son, Clint Shiells; one stepdaughter, Ann Wood; one stepson, Ralph Liddle, '67; and several grandchildren, including Karen Shiells, '10.

Douglas A. Skoog, of Menlo Park, April 27, at 89. He was professor emeritus of chemistry who wrote classic textbooks in the field. He earned a bachelor's degree from Oregon State College (now University) in 1940, and a PhD in analytical chemistry from the U. of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign in 1943. He joined Standard Oil Company and worked there until he came to Stanford in 1947. In 1962, he became a full professor and executive head of the department, a position he held until his retirement in 1976. His three textbooks on analytical chemistry were bestsellers; in 1999, when he received the American Chemical Society Fisher Award, the society estimated his books had reached more than 1 million students around the world. He also received the 1993 Excellence in Teaching Award from the Division of Analytical Chemistry of the American Chemical Society. He was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1998. At Stanford, he served two terms on the faculty senate. Two sons, James and Jon, predeceased him. Survivors: his wife of 65 years, Judith; and a grandson.


Coe T. Swift, '33 (physiology), of Madera, Calif., May 22, at 97. He was active in Delta Chi fraternity and studied at Hopkins Marine Station. After earning his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and completing his residency at St. Luke's Hospital in San Francisco, he practiced medicine from 1938 to 1976 in Madera, his hometown, except while he served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a key figure in the establishment of Madera Community Hospital and served on the Madera school board. He received a Stanford Alumni Association 10-year volunteer service pin in 1988. His first wife, Anne Noblet Smith, died in 1960, and his second wife, Santa Rossi Smith, died in 2002. Two sons, Leland and Albert, also predeceased him. Survivors include his daughter, Coann Garvey; three granddaughters; and six great-grandchildren.

Mary Carroll Rochefort Wineberg, '33 (social science/social thought), of Winnetka, Ill., February 12, at 95. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa and was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and of Cap & Gown. She and her late husband of 70 years, Alvin "Red" Wineberg, '33, were members of the Stanford Associates and were founders of the Alumni Association's Midwest club. She was active in Chicago political organizations, was an elections judge and was a longtime volunteer for the Chicago Lyric Opera. Survivors: four children, William, '58, Mary Carroll Scott, '66, Elisabeth, MA '75, and Ellin, '72; seven grandchildren, including Patrick Scott, '96, and Elizabeth Scott Carmichael, '00; and six great-grandchildren.

Birdie N. Boyles, '37 (social science/social thought) of Sacramento, April 4, at 92. She served with the American Red Cross during World War II and was awarded the Bronze Star for her work on a squad that served coffee and doughnuts on the front lines in Germany. She worked for the State of California as a statistician, mostly with the Department of Education, and retired in 1981. An artist, she was noted for her wood-block prints that were displayed throughout the Sacramento area, and she was a member of several arts boards and councils. She was a founder of the Creative Arts League of Sacramento.

William B. Johnstone Jr., '37 (economics), of St. George, Utah, May 24, at 93. He was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity. He served in the Marine Corps during World War II and the Korean War. He was an executive with electric companies in Honolulu and San Diego. He served on several governmental and professional boards and committees, and was an instructor at both the U. of Hawaii and San Diego State U. He was active in several country clubs as a golfer, serving as president of Honolulu's Mid Pacific Country Club. Survivors: his wife, Hannah; two sons, William and Paul; two stepdaughters, Diane Cobb-Adams and Bonnie Cobb-Adams Vice; one stepson, Patrick Cobb-Adams; nine grandchildren, including Douglas, '04; and two great-grandchildren.

Winton Ralph Close, '38 (social science/social thought), of Bluffton, S.C., May 23, at 90. He was a member of Chi Psi fraternity. He joined the Army Air Corps in 1939 and became a distinguished fighter pilot who rose to major general before retiring in 1968. He was a B-29 squadron commander who flew 35 missions during World War II in Asia and the Pacific. He flew 21 missions in the Korean War. After four years at Air Force headquarters in Washington, D.C., he was a strategic air command specialist in charge of bases in five states from 1956 to 1966. Later, he headed low-penetration tests in New Mexico directly under the Joint Chiefs of Staff. His military decorations included the Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross and Bronze Star. He was predeceased by his wife of 55 years, Joan. Survivors: four daughters, Christine Campbell, Betty Josephine "Joey" Close Baffico, Barbara Vote, '70, and Leslie; and five grandchildren.

Jane Ellen Guthrie Muller, '38 (English), of Ducor, Calif., May 15, at 91. After earning a degree at Scripps College and attending Stanford, she returned to her native Tulare County, Calif., where she taught English at Strathmore High School, wrote a book about her pioneer ancestors in Ducor, and raised her children. She was predeceased by her husband of 69 years, Francis, and a son, David. Survivors: five sons, Francis Jr., Nicholas, Brook, Charles and Stephen; four daughters, Jane Ellen Colella, Mary Galusha, Patricia Hughes and Claire Hickey; 29 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

Edward B. "Ted" Cornell, '39 (economics), MBA '42, of Porterville, Calif., December 9, at 89, of leukemia. He was a member of Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity and was active with the Chaparral humor magazine. He served in the Army during World War II. He was an entrepreneur, landowner and developer in his native Porterville and California's San Joaquin Valley. He served on numerous boards and organizations in Porterville, and received a five-year volunteer service pin from the Stanford Alumni Association in 1993. His first wife, Barbara, and a son, Bill, predeceased him. Survivors: his wife of 20 years, Betty Noble Cornell; two sons, Edward and John; three daughters, Barbara Edgmon, Cathleen Rogers and Edith; two stepsons, Stan and Dale Noble; one stepdaughter, Laurie Pugh; and eight grandchildren.

Thomas Fleming Jr., '39 (social science/social thought), MBA '41, of Tiburon, Calif., April 13, at 91. He served in the Army during World War II. After the war, he lived in San Francisco and later Marin County, Calif. He worked for the Schlage Lock Co. for several years before establishing an investment counseling firm, where he worked until he retired at 85. Survivors include his children, Judy Braznell, Louise Owen, Lyde Fowler and Thomas III; five grandchildren; and two brothers, John, '43, MBA '48, and Louis, '47.

Stanley J. Hiserman, '39 (education), of Mukilteo, Wash., May 20, at 91. He was a member of Stanford's 880-yard relay quartet that set a world record in 1937, and was captain of the track and field team in 1939. He coached track and field briefly at Salinas (Calif.) High School before serving in the Air Force during World War II. While he was the head track coach at the U. of Idaho from 1946 to 1954, he received a master's in physical education. He then was head track coach at the U. of Washington for 14 years and later, was UW's facilities and events manager. Survivors: his wife, Ruth; two daughters, Jane Collins and Sally; one son, Stan; and five grandchildren.


Robert Harrison Moulton Jr., '40 (economics), of Palo Alto, April 15, at 89. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa, was involved with student government, and was a member of Zeta Psi fraternity and of the debate team. He served in the Navy during World War II. After working for his father's San Francisco firm specializing in tax-free municipal bonds, he became an administrator for the CIA in 1952. He then worked for the Ford Foundation before returning to Stanford in 1958. He was instrumental in gaining federal funding for the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, where he worked for 17 years as associate director. In later years, he was executive director of the Mid-Peninsula Housing Coalition, which named one of its developments Moulton Plaza in 2004. He was a member of Stanford Associates and received a 35-year volunteer service pin from the Alumni Association in 1993. Survivors: his wife of 61 years, Helen; two sons, Mark, '71, and Robert, '75; two daughters, Katherine and Sarah; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Robert V. Oakford, '40 (general engineering), MS '56 (mathematics), of Menlo Park, February 11, at 90. He was professor emeritus of industrial engineering and engineering management at Stanford whose expertise included capital budgeting, engineering economy and the intricacies of school scheduling. As an undergraduate, he lettered in basketball and was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He also was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Beta Pi and Sigma Xi, a scientific research community. Before joining the Stanford faculty he was a stress analyst with Northrop Aircraft, secretary-treasurer of the Oakford Gas & Appliance Corporation and, for two years, an engineer for the federal government. He was also co-founder of Salazar-Oakford Co., a management consulting and software development firm. He taught at Stanford from 1955 to 1978. He was the author of Capital Budgeting and co-author of Tables of Random Permutations. His son, Fred, '71, predeceased him. Survivors include his wife, Janet; and two stepsons, Donald Smith and Steven Smith.

Edward C. Defoe Jr., '41 (preclinical medicine), MD '44, of Fresno, Calif., May 29, at 89, of Alzheimer's disease. He was a member of Kappa Alpha fraternity. He began a pediatric practice in Fresno in 1949 that was said to be among the area's first. In 1960 he began an academic career that took him to several universities, including Harvard and the U. of Minnesota, where he developed a community health care center. After serving as a professor of pediatrics and chair of the department of human ecology at the U. of Kansas, and teaching at UC-San Francisco, he became a Fresno County health officer who was noted for advocating needle-exchange programs and promoting awareness of tuberculosis, a disease he had contracted in the 1940s. Survivors: his wife, Barbara; and five daughters, Susan Urbach, Sherryn McNab, Sandra Dunn, Leslie Garrett and Laurel White.

Henry A. McMicking, '41 (social science/social thought), of Atherton, March 4, at 89. He was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity and of the track and field team. He was a venture capitalist who sat on the board of the Ampex Corp. during the years the company led advances in videotaping. He was mayor of Atherton in the mid-1960s and was a trustee for the Castilleja School in Palo Alto. He spent much of his time in later years at his Sonoma County, Calif., ranch, Santa Angelina. Survivors: his wife of 65 years, Doris; one daughter, Alexandra Ellsworth; three sons, Alfred, Bennett and Henry; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

David L. Narver, '41 (general engineering), MS '43 (civil engineering), Engr. '48, of Pasadena, Calif., May 20, at 87. He was a member of Alpha Kappa Lambda fraternity and Sigma Xi, a scientific research society. He served in the Navy during World War II. He worked 36 years as a structural engineer for Homes and Narver, a firm started by his father, D. Lee Narver, Class of 1914. Much of his work involved structures that could safely house nuclear devices and structures to withstand underground nuclear explosions. His board memberships included the presidency of the Structural Engineers of California. He received a five-year volunteer service pin from the Stanford Alumni Association in 1978. His wife of 55 years, Margaret, predeceased him. Survivors: one daughter, Margaret Blair; two sons, Robert, '74, MS '75, Engr. '77, and William; seven grandchildren, including Andrew, '03, and Katherine, '06; and a brother, Richard, '45.

Frank A. Pfyl, '41 (history), MS '49 (mechanical engineering), of South Lake Tahoe, Calif., May 14, at 89. He was a member of Stanford's baseball team. He was a pilot in the Army Air Force during World War II, flying more than 50 bombing missions in the South Pacific. After earning his master's in aeronautical engineering, he worked at the NASA-Ames research center in Mountain View and was active in youth baseball. Survivors: his wife, Mary (Valentine, '41); two daughters, Tere James and Gabriele Ondine; three sons, Scott, Monte and Dennis; 11 grandchildren, including Michael, '01; and four great-grandchildren.

Lucille Orpha Laney Deasy, '42, of San Luis Obispo, Calif., April 30 at 87. She grew up in Phoenix, were her family had been pioneers, and attended the U. of Arizona for a time. Survivors: her husband of 66 years, Neil; three daughters, Diana Creighton, '64, Ann Holley and Carol Brown; seven grandchildren; a sister, Marilyn Perry, '47; and a brother.

Robert O'Day, '42 (history), MA '50 (education), of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., March 19, at 90, of complications from pneumonia. He was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity and was manager for the 1942 NCAA-champion basketball team. He taught at Washington High School in San Francisco from 1952 to 1977 and served as office manager at the San Francisco law firm Tobin & Tobin. He was predeceased by his wife, Doris. Survivors: one son, Robert O'Day Jr., and one daughter, Kathleen Martinek; four grandchildren; and a brother.

Felix Jerome "Jerry" Stapleton, '42 (social science/social thought), of Santa Cruz, Calif., May 6, at 87. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and participated in track and field and the Band. He served in the Navy near the end of World War II and spent several years in his hometown, Potlatch, Idaho, working with his father, before moving to San Jose in 1951 and starting a produce-packing company. He was a president of the California Dried Fruit Association. He remained in the industry through the Santa Clara Valley's transition to Silicon Valley. He was on the board of directors of Alexian Brothers Hospital and a member of several other boards and clubs. He was predeceased by his wife, Edith Louise Patton, '42, and a son, John. Survivors: his sons Stephen and Bradley and his daughter, Connie Heitman; 14 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Georgiana Fitzgerald Edgerton, '43 (political science) of Essex, Conn., April 11, at 85, after a short illness. She was active in Cap & Gown. She taught elementary school in inner-city Washington and was involved in student testing, and she worked in employee training for Bank of America in New York. She and her husband established a public affairs firm during the 1960s. They retired to Old Saybrook, Conn., in the 1980s, where she took up sailing and cooking. She was predeceased by her daughter, Mary Ann "Tucker" Edgerton. Survivors include her husband, Wallace, and son, Miles.

Thomas S. Shreve, '43 (engineering), of Smith Valley, Nev., January 6, at 87. He was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. He served in the Navy during World War II and worked for Bethlehem Steel Corp. until retirement. Survivors: his wife, Marilyn (Freer, '48); three sons, Bob, Ted and Tom, and one daughter, Sally; and four grandchildren.

Marilouise Hoots Rice Albert, '45 (nursing), of Castro Valley, Calif., June 18, 2007, at 85. Her nursing career included 15 years as head nurse at Fairmont Hospital in Castro Valley. She was a member of the Stanford Nurses Association, and played tennis. She was predeceased by her first husband, William "Bud" Rice, and her second husband, of 40 years, George Albert. Survivors: two sons, Bill Rice and Bob Rice, one daughter, Betsy Brassea, and one stepdaughter, Lynne Albert; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers; and a sister.

William B. Eberle, '45 (social sciences), of Concord, Mass., April 3, at 84, of kidney failure. He participated in track and field and the Band and was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity. He left the University in 1943 to serve in the Navy and completed his degree after World War II. He earned MBA and law degrees from Harvard in 1947 and 1949, respectively. He practiced law in his hometown, Boise, Idaho, and was elected to the Idaho House of Representatives in 1953, becoming the Republicans' majority leader in 1957 and Speaker of the House in 1961. In 1957 he was active in the formation of the Boise Cascade Corp., and was a full-time executive there in the early 1960s. He later was president, chief executive and chairman of American Standard. In the 1970s he worked for the Nixon Administration as the president's chief trade negotiator, pushing for reduced barriers to trade in Japan and Europe. Later he was president of the Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Association and helped represent the United States in the International Chamber of Commerce. He became a member of Stanford Associates in 1961 and in 1999 received a service pin from the Alumni Association for 35 years of volunteer service. Survivors: his wife, Jean; three sons, Jeffrey, '73, Francis and David; one daughter, Cilista, '78; and six grandchildren.

Meredith Christine Beck Kloss, '46 (Spanish), of Columbus, Ohio, May 12, at 82. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She raised a family of three children in Columbus, was active in the Presbyterian church and attended Vassar College for a time. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald. Survivors: two daughters, Cynthia Lytle and Suzanne; one son, James; and two grandchildren.

Russell A. McFall, '46 (preclinical medicine), MD '50, of Sacramento, May 13, at 81. He was a medical officer in the Navy during the Korean War and studied radiology at the U. of Minnesota and then UCLA, where he met his wife of 50 years, Carole Anne, and taught his first class. He began his private practice in radiology in Sacramento in 1958 and later worked at Sutter Hospital, becoming chief of staff. After a brief retirement in 1986, he became chief of radiology at the Veterans Administration in Sacramento. In 1991, he began teaching at the UC-Davis medical school, and he became a full professor in 1997. Carole Anne predeceased him. Survivors: two sons, Stephan and William; and a daughter, Karen; two grandchildren; and a brother.

H. Brett Melendy, '46 (English), MA '48 (education), PhD '52 (history), of Cupertino, April 19, at 83, of cancer. He was a professor of history at San Jose State from 1955 to 1970 and from 1979 to 1993, when he became a professor emeritus. He was department chair for 10 years. He taught at the U. of Hawaii from 1970 to 1979. He wrote seven books on immigration by Asians to the United States. He also wrote Growing Up Along California's North Coast, a memoir about his Eureka/Humboldt County youth. His civic and cultural memberships included the San Jose City Commission on the Internment of Japanese Americans. He became a member of Stanford Associates in 1991 and received a 20-year volunteer service pin from the Stanford Alumni Association in 1996. Survivors: his wife of 56 years, Marian; three daughters, Brenda, '79, Darcie and Lisa; and seven grandchildren.

Roy E. "Ted" Naftzger Jr., '46, of Beverly Hills, Calif., October 29, 2007, at 82. At Stanford, he was active in Beta Theta Pi fraternity. He received a degree in history from the U. of Southern California in 1948 and a master's from USC in 1986. He was a cattle rancher, and an avid coin collector and an angler who specialized in broadbill swordfish. Survivors: his wife, Pauline; three daughters, Natalie Davis, '78, Sandra Dritley, '82, and Nancy; and six grandchildren.

Margaret Meadowcroft Challman, '47 (education) of Seattle, May 5, at 82. She was class president and a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She married William Christoffersen, '49, and raised their four children in Seattle. They were divorced in 1977, and she married Arnold Challman, who died in 2002. She was active in several philanthropic and social organizations and was president of the Seattle Garden Club. Survivors: one daughter, Carolyn Collins; three sons, Blake, Peter and Philip Christoffersen; seven grandchildren; a brother, Howarth Meadowcroft, '51; a sister; and her first husband.

Malcolm Harvey Furbush, '47 (prelaw), JD '49, of Los Altos Hills, March 27, at 84. He took part in the law review. He served in the Navy during World War II. He spent most of his career in the law department of Pacific Gas & Electric Company. He received a five-year volunteer service pin from the Stanford Alumni Association in 1999. Survivors: his wife of 59 years, Margaret "Marnie" (McKittrick, '47, MA '49); two sons, David and Gordon; and a daughter, Suzanne; and three grandchildren.

Lloyd W. McGovern, '47 (political science), of Palo Alto, May 16, at 86. Long a leading authority on Stanford sports history, he was a co-founder and was first curator of the University's Athletic Hall of Fame in 1994. He participated in track and field and was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity. His schooling was interrupted as he served in the Army Air Corps during World War II; he often performed with bands while stationed in Hawaii. After receiving his degree, he worked in marketing and advertising for the San Francisco Examiner and NBC before becoming West Coast manager for Petry Media Corp. His work in marketing after that included the San Francisco Giants and soccer's San Jose Earthquakes. Besides his encyclopedic off-the-cuff knowledge of Stanford sports trivia, he collected many newspaper clippings and sports programs from the 1930s on, and he claimed to own every Stanford football program from 1894 on. He was honored on campus March 5 with an award of appreciation from the University. He was predeceased by his first wife, Joyce; and a son, Daniel. Survivors: his wife, Dagna "Diane"; a son, Michael; a daughter, Marcia Mohun; two stepdaughters, Elizabeth Franklin and Allison Laferriere; four grandchildren; and a brother.

Lillian Lorraine Roberts Mielke, '47 (education), of Cupertino, April 18, at 82, of cardiac arrest. She worked at the Stanford Daily. She earned a second bachelor's degree from San Jose State U. She taught in East Palo Alto and Palo Alto, and was one of the early employees at Stanford Research Institute before becoming a real estate agent. She and her husband, Frederick, JD '49, were founding members of the Foothills Tennis and Swim Club, where she won several club tennis championships. She volunteered as a bookkeeper at a home for troubled children in Palo Alto, and served on the board of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation. Survivors: her husband of 60 years, Fred; two sons, Bruce, '77, and Neal, '78, MS '79; four grandchildren; and two brothers, William Roberts III, '53, and George Roberts, '56.

Gordon C. Shelley, '47 (prelaw), of Yerington, Nev., April 22, at 92. By the time he entered the University, transferring from the U. of Nevada, he had already been an ad salesman and a night watchman on a feedlot in the Reno, Nev., area, and a company representative on the San Francisco Grain Exchange. He also had served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He obtained a law degree from the U. of Denver, then taught at the U. of Nevada, practiced law in Reno and was active in several businesses there. He later was part owner of a large ranch in central Nevada. Two sons, David and Roger, predeceased him. Survivors include three sons, Richard, Scott and Cameron; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Joseph George Babich, '48 (social science/social thought), of Sacramento, April 27, at 82, of natural causes. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and studied law at Stanford before obtaining his law degree at the U. of San Francisco in 1951. In 1953, California Gov. Earl Warren appointed him clemency and extradition secretary, and in 1957 he became the state's youngest judge. He was a superior court judge from 1964 to 1984. In 1979, he ordered state Supreme Court justices' paychecks withheld, ruling that the court had illegally delayed decisions; the order was overturned by appellate judges. He was predeceased by his wife, Eleanor, and a daughter, Therese. Survivors: three daughters, Pam Hartnell, Frances Little and Carmel; two sons, Joseph and Marco; eight grandchildren; and a brother.

Juanita Smith Moore, '48, of San Rafael, Calif., March 20, at 81. She spent most of her life in Marin County, Calif., and earned a degree in psychology at UC-Berkeley in 1965. She was active in the Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Marin for many years and was a crusader for women's rights and world peace. Survivors: her husband of 61 years, James; two daughters, Janet and Marnie; and a son, Jamie.

Nancy Bevan Ward, '48 (sociology), of La Jolla, Calif., May 8, at 81, of complications from diabetes and a stroke. She was a member of Cap & Gown. She was active in numerous political and social organizations in La Jolla, including the town council and the Republican Party. Survivors: two sons, Christopher and Peter; and her former husband, Martin, '44.


Ronald N. Bebb, '50, MBA '54, of Vancouver, Wash., April 7, at 81. He lived in Honolulu for 40 years and worked there for Castle and Cooke Ltd., Lewers and Cooke Ltd., and First Insurance Co. Survivors: his wife, Margaret Jean (McCallum, '51); two daughters, Meg Shick and Vicki; two sons, Keith and Neil; eight grandchildren; one great-grandson; and a sister.

George E. Masek, '50, MS '51, PhD '56 (physics), of La Jolla, Calif., April 11, at 81, of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity and worked as a hasher. He began his career in experimental physics at the Mark III linear accelerator. He taught at Princeton U. and the U. of Washington before joining the faculty of UC-San Diego in 1966. He was the first director of the U. of California's Institute for Research at Particle Accelerators, and was a Guggenheim Fellow and a Fellow of the American Physical Society. Survivors: his wife, Lois (McKinnon, '53); one daughter, Jennifer, MA '83; and one son, Jeffrey.

Claude N. Rosenberg Jr., '50 (economics), MBA '52, of San Francisco, May 3, at 80, of Alzheimer's disease. He was a money manager who became a noted philanthropist. After beginning his career at a research specialist for a San Francisco brokerage firm, he founded his firm in the 1970s; Rosenberg Capital Management managed pension funds. He retired as chair of that company in 1995 and founded the New Tithing Group, a nonprofit that aimed to persuade others to give away money. His books on philanthropy included Wealthy and Wise: How You and America Can Get the Most Out of Your Giving. His own causes included the University and the Bay Area Jewish community. He became a member of Stanford Associates in 1972 and received the Gold Spike award, Stanford Alumni Association's highest volunteer service award, in 2003. Survivors: his wife of 40 years, Louise (Jankelson, '55); one son, Douglas; one daughter, Linda Ach; two stepdaughters, Jennifer Battat and Anne Germanacos; nine grandchildren; and a sister, Natalie Goldstein, '46.

George K. York II, '50 (biology), of Davis, Calif., January 30, at 82, of pneumonia. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and of the baseball team. He was signed by the St. Louis Cardinals as a pitcher while still a high school student in Sacramento, but he wound up serving in the Marines as a Japanese language translator during World War II before graduation and was wounded at Iwo Jima. Subsequently while working as a minor league ballplayer, he made science his full-time career and earned a PhD from UC-Berkeley in 1958. He was a microbiologist for the UC-Davis extension service, becoming an authority on food-borne infections and food safety. Sunset magazine published his sourdough bread recipe in its 50th-anniversary issue. His wife of 50 years, Marian, died in 1997. Survivors: three daughters, Judy Williams, Jennifer Linzey and Melissa Chase; two sons, George and Peter; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a sister.

Anne Lorraine Wear Benson, '51, of Hughson, Calif., May 12, at 78. She left Stanford after two years to marry and spent most of her life in California's Central Valley. After raising four children, she became a nurse. Her partner, Pat Brackett, predeceased her. Survivors: her children, Eric, Jill, Chris and Lee; two stepchildren, Marlene and Justin Brackett; and four grandchildren.

Elizabeth "Betty" Small Day, '51 (economics), of Sacramento, January 9, at 79. After earning a master's in psychology from San Jose State College, she worked for the Sacramento County Office of Education for more than 30 years. After retirement she was a volunteer for Sacramento BloodSource and other organizations. Her husband, John, died in 1991. Survivors: a daughter, Robin; two grandchildren; and a brother.

Henry U. Harris Jr., '51 (economics), of Glen Head, N.Y., at 81. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He served in the Army during World War II and contracted polio. He met his wife of 47 years, Mary Jeanne, when she was his occupational therapist in Warm Springs, Ga. After graduating from Stanford, he moved to New York, where he became president and CEO of Harris, Upham and Co. (founded by his grandfather), and merged that company with Smith Barney in 1976. He served on several boards and received a 10-year volunteer service pin from the Stanford Alumni Association in 1983. His wife, Mary Jeanne, predeceased him. Survivors: three sons, Henry III, Jonathan and Peter; nine grandchildren; three sisters; and a brother.

James R. Maurer, '51 (undergraduate law), JD '53, of Sierra Madre, Calif., May 9, at 77. He participated in the Law Review. He worked as a corporate attorney in Southern California for 27 years and then taught law at the U. of Arkansas in Fayetteville. He was predeceased by a daughter, Caroline. Survivors: his wife of 55 years, Suellen; five daughters, Elizabeth Malkin, Margaret Lloyd, MaryRose Courtney, Sarah Dusseault and Katharine Fletcher; five sons, James Stephen, Joseph, Thomas, John and Benjamin; 29 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Jose I. Rael, '51 (geology), of Amarillo, Texas, December 23, at 80. The son of Professor Juan B. Rael, PhD '37, he served in the Army before attending Stanford, where he lettered in track and field and was a member of Delta Chi fraternity. He settled in Amarillo in the late 1950s and was a life insurance underwriter. He served on several civic and church boards. Survivors: his wife of 52 years, Nancy; four sons, Christopher, Michael, Mark and Don; two daughters, Maria Nelon and Katrina Hall; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a sister, Maximina Traynor, '51.

Steven John Rothman, '51, MS '53, PhD '55 (metallurgical engineering), of Wheaton, Ill., May 31, at 80, of congestive heart failure. His family moved to Illinois from Hungary in 1938, and he attended the U. of Chicago before coming to Stanford, where he participated in the Chaparral humor magazine. He worked at the Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago from 1954 to 1992, where his work focused on low temperature diffusion, radiation-enhanced diffusion, and atomic defect interaction and transport in metals and alloys. He was editor of the Journal of Applied Physics from 1992 to 2002. He was active in DuPage County (Ill.) Democratic Party politics, serving as a precinct committeeman. Survivors: his wife of 56 years, Barbara (Kirkpatrick, '51); a son, Nick; a daughter, Ann Fritcher; three grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and a brother.

Jill Averill Swift, '52 (Romantic languages), of Tarzana, Calif., May 19, at 79, of multiple myeloma. She worked on the Daily. She was a teacher in Montebello, Calif., before settling in Tarzana to raise a family. She played a central role in the designation of the Santa Monica Mountain National Recreation Area in the 1970s by leading nature hikes with the Sierra Club. An expert on the park's flora, she led thousands of people into the mountains, most dramatically in 1971 with a march on Mulholland Drive that attracted 5,000 participants. Her husband, Melvin Jr., '48, JD '49, predeceased her. Survivors: three daughters, Julie O'Connor, Molly Aja and Diana, '82; two grandchildren; one brother; and three sisters, including Lynn Averill, '59.

William Marsh Fitzhugh III, '53 (political science) of San Marino, Calif., April 14, at 76. His service in the Air Force interrupted his studies at Stanford Law School. He later earned his law degree at Vanderbilt U. He practiced for eight years in Memphis, Tenn., and then moved to San Marino, working as a partner with Haight, Brown & Bonesteel until his retirement. He was active in the San Marino City Club and several other organizations. Survivors: his wife, Frances; three daughters, Marion Maxwell, Elizabeth Guthrie and Lee O'Brien; one son, William IV; nine grandchildren; one sister; and one brother.

Ann Beardsley McHugh, '53 (education), of Woodland Hills, Calif., November 4, at 76, of cancer. She taught kindergarten in Alhambra, Calif., and Fitchburg, Mass., and was a homemaker in La Cañada, Calif., and later Woodland Hills. She was active in philanthropic, religious and professional organizations. She was predeceased by a son, Keith. Survivors: her husband of 54 years, Thomas, '52, MD '55; a son, Russ, '79, MS '80; and a sister, Jane Lemeland, '59.

Constance Libbey Menninger, '53 (economics), of Topeka, Kan., April 13, at 76. She was business manager of the Stanford Daily and participated in Cap & Gown. She married in 1953 and worked for the National Broadcasting Company while her husband attended medical school. They then moved to his hometown, Topeka, where she was a homemaker, member of several boards and a community volunteer over the next three decades. In 1985, she earned a master's in historical administration and museum studies from the U. of Kansas. She then served as archivist for the Santa Fe Railroad and for the Menninger Foundation. She was a member of the Stanford Associates and received a 10-year volunteer service pin from the Alumni Association in 1990. She was predeceased by a daughter, Claire. Survivors: her husband, Walt, '53; two daughters, Marian Adams, '84, MD '94, and Eliza; four sons, John, '81, William, '88, David, '90, and Frederick; and eight grandchildren, including Sarah Adams, '08.

Mary Lodmell Schein, '53 (English), of Cambridge, Mass., April 9, at 76, of cancer. As a volunteer with the Cambridge Art Association, she founded an annual exhibition of artwork by disabled children. She was a member of several other Boston-area organizations. Survivors: her husband, Edgar Schein, '48, MA '49; two daughters, Elizabeth Krengel, '81, and Louisa, one son, Peter; seven grandchildren; and a brother, John Lodmell, '54.

Robert Mishell, '55 (preclinical medicine), MD '58, of Berkeley, March 6, at 73, of heart failure. At Stanford, he worked on the Daily. He was a professor emeritus of immunology at UC-Berkeley who was credited with discovering the first method of developing antibody-producing cells in-vitro in the 1960s, a foundation for HIV research today. He was perhaps better known as the victim, along with his wife, Barbara, of a brutal beating by an intruder at their Berkeley home in 1988. Although Mishell recovered, his wife was incapacitated, and he spent the rest of his life caring for her. He and his wife were antiwar and civil rights activists who traveled through the South in the 1960s registering blacks to vote, and he became a leading advocate of affirmative action at UC-Berkeley. He co-authored 45 publications. In recent years he had been working on a book for families dealing with head injuries. Survivors: his wife of 44 years, Barbara; one son, Jacob; two grandchildren; and a brother.

Philip Kerner Sweigert, '55 (history), of Seattle, May 23, at 74. He was a member of Alpha Kappa Lambda fraternity and sang in the barbershop quartet What Four. After serving in the Army, he graduated summa cum laude from the UC-San Francisco's Hastings College of the Law. He worked at a Los Angeles law firm before becoming the clerk for a federal judge in Seattle. He went on to become a federal judge in Seattle himself, from 1977 to 1998. He continued as a part-time judge after that. A tenor, he sang in several Seattle-area groups, including the Seattle Symphony Chorale. Survivors: his wife of 49 years, Alice Hanson Sweigert, '57; three daughters, Elizabeth Lund, '84, MA '86, Jennifer and Amy, '92; one son, Jonathan; and five grandchildren.

Peter Kennedy Brink, '56 (biological sciences), MBA '61, of Auburn, Calif., April 13, at 73, of cancer. He was a member of Theta Xi fraternity. He served three years in the Navy and for 38 years worked at Hewlett-Packard. He moved to Auburn in 1986. He was a fly fisherman whose vast insect collection was the focus for numerous presentations and worldwide excursions. Survivors: his wife of 43 years, Norma; one son, Michael; two daughters, Karen Borchard and Lori; eight grandchildren; and a brother.

Billy Dale Newsome, '56 (mechanical engineering), of Vista, Calif., April 28, at 80. After serving in the Navy from 1945 to 1948, and from 1950 to 1952 in the Korean War, he attended Stanford on the G.I. Bill and then was an engineer for 36 years, much of that time in the aerospace field with General Dynamics. He served as commander of his American Legion post in San Diego and as district commander. Survivors: his wife of 56 years, MaryLou; two daughters, Meridith Hopkins and Andrea Sanders; five grandchildren; and a brother.

Baldwin Robertson, '56, MS '57 (electrical engineering), PhD '65 (physics), of Bethesda, Md., April 21, at 73, from complications of Parkinson's disease. He worked at the National Institute of Standards and Technology from 1966 to 1998, specializing in physics, fluid mechanics and biophysics. His more than 50 scientific papers included six on the effects of oscillating electric fields on iron pumps, a step in the formation of the theory of Brownian molecular machines. He shared two patents in his field. Survivors: his wife of 47 years, Ann (Dyer, '54); two daughters, Rebecca Uberall and Sarah; one son, Baldwin V; and one grandson.

Kenneth Allen Green, '59 (mechanical engineering), MS '60 (mechanical engineering), MS '83 (petroleum engineering), of Los Altos Hills, May 16, at 71, of brain cancer. He grew up on campus, where his parents, Boynton, '14, Engr. '16, and Elizabeth, '27, MA '28, were faculty members. After attending Dartmouth College, he transferred to Stanford and was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity and Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society. After 22 years as an aerospace engineer specializing in thermal controls, he pursued a second master's in petroleum engineering, later returning to mechanical engineering and working on defense projects despite qualms about making weapons. He retired in 1998. He was a 56-year member of the Sierra Club and, at age 69, climbed Mount Whitney in 16 hours. Survivors: his wife, Joan (Kuckenberg, '56); one son, Bill; two daughters, Carolyn Westgaard and Sarah Green; four stepchildren, Hank, Michael and Brian Lewis and Kathy Bixby; 14 grandchildren; and two sisters, Nancy Thompson, '51, and Barbara Jessen, '54.

David L. Cunningham, 59 (economics), April 24, 2006. He was a member of Theta Xi fraternity. Survivors include a son, Scott; and a sister.

Andrew I. Lindsay, '59 (mechanical engineering), of Saratoga, Calif., March 8, at 70. He earned a master's in aeronautics and astronautics from UC-Berkeley in 1962. Survivors include a cousin.


Gary Stone, '60 (economics) PhD '67 (business), of Los Altos, April 24, at 69. He was a member of the rugby team. He earned an MBA from Harvard in 1962, then settled in Santa Clara County. A son, David, predeceased him. Survivors include a son, Greg; a granddaughter; and a brother.

Douglas Kent Winton, '61 (industrial engineering), MBA '63, of Atherton, April 25, at 69, of cancer. He was an All-American golfer for the University and was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity. As a longtime executive at IBM in San Jose, he specialized in data storage technology. Survivors: his wife of 36 years, Nancy; two daughters, Kelly, '85, and Candace; two sons, Kevin and Carter; six grandchildren; and a sister.

Kent Warner Smith, '63 (history), of Nevada City, Calif., February 18, at 66. He was on the Daily and was a member of the soccer team. He earned a master's in history from UC-Berkeley in 1966 and a PhD in diplomatic history from Berkeley in 1972. He was field secretary of the War Resisters League in 1972 and was academic coordinator for the Peace Studies program at Stanford in the mid 1970s. He founded the Dream Training Institute in San Francisco in the mid-1980s before moving to Nevada City. He was a founder of the Green Party in the late 1980s. He appeared frequently on Nevada County's community access television station in recent years, as a producer and on-air host. Survivors: his partner, Lynn Ely; two daughters, Micaela Rubalcava and Gabrielle Smith-Dluha; six grandchildren; a brother; and two sisters, including Elaine Culverwell, '70.

Jean F. Maguire, '64 (history), of Beaverton, Ore., May 18, at 66. She worked on the Daily. She spent 25 years in the Navy. She was an area director for the U.S. Customs Service in New York in the late 1980s and later was West Coast regional director for the Customs Service based in Long Beach, Calif. Survivors include a brother.

Carole Ann Murphy, '66 (history), of Minneapolis, January 25, at 62, of cancer. She earned a master's in social work from the U. of Minnesota-Rochester in 1973 and spent 35 years in social services with Hennepin County, Minn. Survivors: her husband, George Jelatis; and two brothers.


Garth Charles Mower, '79 (East Asian Studies) of Redwood City, April 22, at 50, of cancer. He was a member of Alpha Delta Phi fraternity. Having spent his senior year of high school in Japan, he enrolled in the University's program at Keio U. in Tokyo in 1978 and became a specialist in Japanese economic policies. After graduating, he worked for several companies and organizations involved with Pacific Rim marketing, both on the West Coast and in Japan. He was on leave from his position as vice president of marketing and sales at VMT, a division of Hoya Surgical Optics in San Diego, when he died. Survivors: his partner of 26 years, Stephen Rico; and his parents, C. Arthur and Ann Pedlar Mower, '49.


Steven Warila, '82 (chemical engineering), of Los Altos, April 24, at 48. He had worked at National Semiconductor in Santa Clara since graduation. Survivors: his wife, Jenny (Morgenthaler, '84); one daughter, Anna; one son, Cameron; his father, Bob; and a sister, Janice.


Ing-Ie Ava Shen Schaaf, '92 (international relations), of Short Hills, N.J., April 21, at 38, of cancer. She came to the United States from Taiwan at 13. She earned a master's in international affairs from Columbia U. in 1996 and worked in market research before becoming a full-time homemaker. Survivors: her husband, David, '92; one son, Oliver; her parents, Yang-Lien and Chu-Mei; and two sisters.

Charles Oliver Nickel, '94, MS '96 (electrical engineering), of Shelburne Falls, Mass., in March, at 37, of cancer. His illness was diagnosed in 1991. He was active in the solar car project at the University. He designed semiconductors for several companies, including Volterra in Fremont, Calif., and then advocated and constructed environmentally sustainable homes in Massachusetts. Survivors include his wife, Katherine; and two sons, Muir and Dorian.


Robert Edmund Bernard, MBA '49, of San Francisco, May 20, at 84. He served in the Navy and earned a degree in aeronautical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York in 1947 before coming to Stanford and meeting his first wife, Patricia Herzig, there. They lived in the Bay Area's Contra Costa County as he spent nearly 30 years with the Henry J. Kaiser Engineering and Construction Co. He became an executive vice president there, in charge of international operations and marketing. He retired at 55 and became a noted master-class ski racer who won 22 national titles and competed until the end of his life. Survivors: his wife of five years, Barbara Heard; two sons, Kenneth and David; one daughter, Michele Barnes; and four grandchildren, and one brother.

Count Bruno du Parc-Locmaria, MBA '66, of Lillois, Belgium, February 20 at 68. During his studies at Belgium's U. of Louvain, where he was awarded a doctorate of law, he twice traveled to Africa, where he would spend most of his final decade, and became interested in horticulture there. After Stanford, he was an administrator in Europe for Dole Food Co. and a consultant with Urwick International in London before establishing Hallmark Cards shops in Belgium and France in 1970. In 1975 he established a nursery that specializes in rhododendrons and azaleas. In 1989 he became active in reforestation issues in Zimbabwe and was active in improving the lot of farmers and small businessmen in Zambia. In recent years he promoted the cultivation in Zambia of jatropha, a bush that produces oily seeds that can used as a biofuel. Survivors: his wife of 40 years, Sybille; four children, Sophie, Annabelle, Yveline and Robin; and eight grandchildren.

Earth Sciences

George Switzer, Gr. '40 (geology), of Port Republic, Md., March 23, at 92, of pneumonia. He earned his bachelor's degree from UC-Berkeley in 1937, and a master's and PhD from Harvard. He taught at Stanford and Harvard before beginning his 1948-1969 tenure as a mineralogist at the Smithsonian Institution. His acquisition of the Hope Diamond in 1958 sparked a minerals and gems collection at the Smithsonian that now exceeds 350,000 specimens. He was chair of the mineral sciences department at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History from 1964 to 1969. In the 1970s he was part of a team that analyzed moon rocks collected by Apollo astronauts. His analyses of earth rocks helped identify five new mineral species, one of which was named Switzerite. Survivors: his wife of 68 years, Sue; two sons, Mark and James; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.


Lettie Jane Austin Fenderson, Ed.D. '52, of Washington, D.C., April 4, at 83, of a stroke. She was an Alice J. Rosenberg Fellow at Stanford whose career on the English faculty at Howard U. spanned more than 60 years, 40 as a full professor and several as an administrator, including her work as director of the graduate program in English and chair of the program in international affairs. After graduating cum laude from Lincoln U. in Missouri, she became one of the first African-Americans to earn a master's in English at Kansas State U. As a Fulbright scholar, she earned a master's in Elizabethan literature from the U. of Nottingham in England, and earned master's (1964) and doctoral (1968) degrees in psychology from Howard U. Her work as a consultant included programs at several Native American reservations and in the Virgin Islands, Togo and Senegal. She was married to Lewis H. Fenderson Jr., also an English professor at Howard, who died in 1983.

Jack William Chaplin, MA '52, Ed.D. '61, of San Jose, January 10, at 88. After serving in the Army Air Force during World War II, he graduated from San Jose State U. He taught high school and then spent 30 years at San Jose State, becoming a professor in the industrial studies department and publishing two textbooks. He enjoyed building objects, including a milling machine and a harpsichord, and was active on church boards and in a choir. Survivors: his wife of 63 years, Arlene; three sons, Stephen, '69, Paul and Peter; two daughters, Annette and Wanda; 12 grandchildren, including Rebecca Chaplin Kramer, '02, MS '02; and three great-grandchildren.

Arthur F. Thimann Jr., MA '53, of Los Gatos, Calif., December 30, at 83. After serving in the Navy in World War II, earning his teaching credential at San Jose State U. in 1949 and his master's in school administration, he taught at Jefferson School in San Jose. He became the principal at that school and then was principal at three schools in Los Gatos. He was active in several professional and civic organizations. Survivors: his wife, Rosalie; one son, Arthur Scott; one daughter, Heidi Thimann Love; and a sister.

William Theodore Nimroth, Gr. '63, of Ann Arbor, Mich., May 30, at 86. He served in the Army from 1942 to 1946, earned a bachelor's degree in education from Ball State U. in Indiana and taught in Florida before pursuing his PhD at Stanford. He became coordinator of social studies for the Ann Arbor Public School District. He retired in 1969. Survivors: his wife of 60 years, Barbara Deich Nimroth, MA '63; a daughter, Carolyn McLemore; and a granddaughter.

Russell Young Garth, Gr. '74, of Arlington, Va., May 15, at 62, of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease). He earned a bachelor's degree in English from Vanderbilt U. and a master's from Indiana U. He served as a professional staff member for the California Legislature Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education, where some of his dealings involved independent higher education. From 1976 to 1987, he was involved in postsecondary education within the U.S. Department of Education, and since 1987 he had been executive vice president of the Council of Independent Colleges, responsible for the organization's programs and for promoting teamwork among small-college presidents. He served in several organizations as an advocate for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Judi; one son, Ryan; one daughter, Erin; and a brother.


Albert J. Blaylock, MS '53 (civil engineering), of San Diego, April 15, at 89, of pneumonia. The structural engineering firm he founded in 1960, AJ Blaylock, built several notable structures in Southern California, including two terminals of the international airport in San Diego. He became a machinist-draftsman for IBM in New York after graduating from high school and served in the Navy from 1942 to 1948. He earned a degree in civil engineering from San Diego State U. in 1951. After earning his master's, he worked for several San Diego firms before founding his company. As the company branched overseas, he ventured underwater, using his SCUBA diving expertise to inspect, design and repair commercial maritime structures. He served as president of California's State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors in the 1980s. He was preceded in death by his wife, Cleo, and a son, Clayton. Survivors: one son, Brandon; and two granddaughters.

Richard Webb Cato, MS '69 (economic systems/operations research), of Fairfax, Va., April 5, at 69, of cancer. He was a 1960 graduate of West Point and earned dual master's degrees at Stanford in the midst of his 26-year career in the Army, during which he was wounded in Vietnam. He was awarded the Silver Star, two awards of the Legion of Merit, two awards of the Distinguished Flying Cross, four Bronze Star Medals and a Purple Heart. In the 1970s he was stationed in Iran, overseeing the Red Cross's treatment of 250,000 refugees and coordinating efforts to stop drug traffic. After retiring from the Army as a colonel in 1986, he held several positions in the defense industry, and he supervised allocation of election funds during the 1988 presidential campaign of George H.W. Bush. After retiring in 2004, he studied at L'Academie de Cuisine in Gaithersburg, Md., graduating with distinction. Survivors: his wife of 45 years, Emily; one son, Gavin; one daughter, Lauren Checkley; five grandchildren; two sisters; and a brother, Robert, MA '73, MS '73.

Hugo Renan Peñafiel, MS '68 (computer science), of Los Altos, April 30, at 79. He was born in Ibarra, Ecuador, and studied civil engineering at Universidad Central in Quito, Ecuador. He came to the United States in 1959, joined IBM in 1960 and worked for the IBM Palo Alto Scientific Center from 1964 to 1987 in several areas of computational physics, numerical analysis and graphics. Survivors: his wife of 43 years, Betty; two sons, Hugo Jr. and Roy; two brothers; and a sister.

Randolph L. Champion, MS '74 (electrical engineering), of Sacramento, February 27, at 63. He served as an electrical technician for fighter jets for the Air Force in Vietnam in the mid-1960s. He worked in Pasadena, Calif., as a television studio engineer for the Worldwide Church of God, of which he also was a member, in the early days of satellite TV. After obtaining his master's at Stanford he pursued a doctorate in materials science while working on research projects at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. He later established his own firm, Champion Research, collaborating with the federal Department of Energy. Survivors include one sister and one brother.

Humanities and Sciences

Irene Blumenthal, MA '52, PhD '60 (political science), of Berkeley, January 3, at 88. She grew up in Latvia and studied in Vienna, obtaining a doctorate in law before moving to the United States in 1947. She specialized in international law, human rights and education in developing countries. She taught at Stanford, the U. of Oregon and UCLA. Survivors include one brother and one sister.

Judson Ridgway Mills, PhD '58 (psychology), of New Carrollton, Md., May 1, at 76, of a heart arrhythmia. He was known for his theories concerning cognitive dissonance. He earned an undergraduate degree from the U. of Wisconsin and attended graduate school at the U. of Minnesota before coming to Stanford. He taught at Syracuse U., the U. of Missouri, the London School of Economics and the U. of Texas before joining the U. of Maryland faculty in 1971. He remained there until his death. He was a member of several psychologist organizations. Survivors include his wife of 10 years, Lili; one son, Ridgway; and one stepson, Ding Feng.

James Ernest Lewis, MA '62 (economics), of Clearwater, Fla., at 85. He served in the Air Force as a navigator and radar observer bombardier during World War II. He obtained a bachelor's degree in business and engineering administration from MIT, and worked in the oil industry in Texas and Venezuela. He studied politics, philosophy and economics at Oxford from 1958 to 1961, earning a degree from Balliol College, before coming to Stanford. After, he returned to the oil business, becoming Exxon's chief economist for Southeast Asia. He worked for the United Nations, serving in Ethiopia as an economic adviser on undeveloped countries from 1967 to 1971. Later, he became an artist, sculpting and painting large, brilliantly colored abstractions. Survivors: his wife, Joan; one son, James Jr.; two daughters, Cecily Lewis Kenny and Katherine; five grandchildren; and a sister.

David Cass, PhD '65 (economics), of Philadelphia, April 15, at 71, of emphysema. He earned a degree in economics from the U. of Oregon in 1958 and served in the Army National Guard reserve from 1959 to 1965. His Stanford dissertation on the theory of optimal growth formed the basis of much of his subsequent work. He taught at Yale from 1965 to 1970 and at Carnegie Mellon U. from 1970 to 1974 before becoming an economics professor at the U. of Pennsylvania. He remained there until his death. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1970 and a fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2003. His articles were published in many academic journals and he wrote books on economic theory, but his bid to chair the graduate economics program at Penn in 1995 was rejected. He tied that rejection to his public argument with the university about the ethics of his romantic relationship with a 31-year-old graduate student. He was married to Janice Vernon from 1959 to 1980. Survivors: a daughter, Lisa; a son, Steve; two granddaughters; and a sister.

Patty J. Miller, MA '68 (anthropology), of Stanford, April 1, at 77, of lung cancer. She was a family planning advocate and administrator in the 1970s, and co-founded a clinic, Family Planning Alternatives. She was the wife of professor emeritus and former provost William F. Miller. She earned her bachelor's degree in literature in 1953 from Purdue U. She joined Planned Parenthood in 1968 and became executive director of the Santa Clara County chapter, but her interest in helping women gain access to low-cost, safe abortion and other health services then unavailable from Planned Parenthood led to her co-founding the clinic. She remained president and CEO of Family Planning Alternatives into the 1980s, when it merged with Planned Parenthood. She was a foster mother to two teenagers with cystic fibrosis. In 2002, she received a 15-year volunteer service pin from the Stanford Alumni Association. Survivors: her husband; one son, Rodney; a brother; and a sister.


Robert Duane Carrow, JD '58, of Novato, Calif., May 11, at 74. He received his bachelor's degree from the U. of Minnesota, and had been out of Stanford only six years when he became mayor of Novato, in Marin County. As a trial attorney in the 1970s, he represented several notorious defendants. He gained an acquittal for one of the members of the San Quentin Six, who were accused of killing three San Quentin inmates, including black revolutionary George Jackson. He also represented a man accused of killing a judge at the Marin Civic Center. He became, in addition to his legal activities in California, a British barrister, certified by the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple. He was active in several legal organizations and a served as a panelist at numerous symposiums. Survivors: his wife of 48 years, Jacqueline; seven children, Vanessa Gibson, Leslie, Tammy, Amelia, Creighton, Jessica and Ramsey; and 12 grandchildren.


Joseph L. Bozarth, MA '65 (preclinical medical sciences), of Mountain View, June 3, at 71. He worked in the semiconductor industry for Fairchild and Intel, retiring in 1997. Survivors: his wife of 45 years, Mary; one daughter, Carol; one son, James; five grandchildren; and a brother.

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