Obituaries - March/April 2011

March/April 2011

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Obituaries - March/April 2011

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Robert Rightor MacKinnon, Gr., '58, of Woodland, Calif., January 24, 2009, at 92. He served in the Army during World War II and later earned an advanced degree in choral conducting from the Yale School of Music. While doing graduate work at Stanford, he taught music composition and became director of the Stanford Glee Club, a position he held for 19 years. He also worked for the Stanford Research Institute, directed the Convent of the Sacred Heart choir and taught voice lessons. He was predeceased by his wife of 68 years, Carolyn. Survivors: his son, Ian; and two grandsons.

John Howard Tinker, PhD '96 (English), of San Francisco, November 4, at 52, after a lengthy struggle with colon cancer. He was a longtime lecturer in Stanford's Program in Writing and Rhetoric (PWR). He developed PWR's partnership with the Cantor Arts Center and was a co-founder of the Hume Writing Center, serving as its director from 2004 to 2007. He served as president of the Northern California Writing Centers Association and as a regional representative of the International Writing Centers Association. Survivors: his partner, Adrian Card; his mother, Barbara; and a sister.


Gladys Gillig Moore, '31 (history), of San Francisco, October 25, at 101. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa and had a long-held interest in education and recreation. She served on the board of the San Francisco Recreation Department and the California Academy of Sciences. She enjoyed travel and was one of the first female tourists to visit Antarctica in the early 1960s. She was predeceased by her husband of 70 years, Joe, MBA '31. Survivors: her children, Didi Moore Boring and Douglas; six grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

James Otis Dowrie, '36 (basic medical sciences), MD '41, of Walnut Creek, Calif., September 25, at 95. He was a member of Alpha Kappa Lambda. He served in the Army during World War II and later opened a private practice as a pediatrician in Sacramento. In 1972 he began working for California's State Disability Insurance Department and retired in 1992. He loved the mountains and outdoors, and he enjoyed camping, hiking and sailing. Survivors: his wife of 70 years, Patricia (Hamilton, '37, MBA '38); his children, Robert and Carolyn; and four grandchildren.

Richard S. Haber, '36 (economics), MBA '39, of Kensington, Calif., October 15, at 96. He served in the Navy and had a varied career that included involvement in politics, forming a small company and 15 years as assistant to the dean at the U. of California Business School (now the Haas School of Business). He was a member of the board of the International Institute of the East Bay, traveled extensively and enjoyed hiking and skiing. He was predeceased by his son Philip. Survivors: his wife, Joan; his children, Tom and Jim; and five grandchildren.

Ruth Elizabeth "Bette" Brock Colm, '37 (social science/social thought), of Bakersfield, Calif., October 10, at 94. She worked for the Kern County Department of Social Services and was a devoted wife and mother. She was an avid reader and had many hobbies, including needlepoint, gardening and travel. A member of the Stockdale and Monterey Peninsula country clubs, she enjoyed playing golf and bridge. She was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Bill, '36, MBA '38. Survivors: her children, Bill, Terri, Mary and Ann; seven grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

J. Hewes Crispin, '37 (general engineering), of Santa Barbara, Calif., September 5, at 95. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi and earned his MBA at Harvard. He served in the military and received the Army Commendation of Service. He joined Bechtel Corp. and became senior vice president of finance. After retiring in 1975, he moved to Santa Barbara and served as president of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. He was known for his enthusiasm and his keen wit. Survivors: his wife, Marjorie; his stepdaughters, Barbara Meserve, Diane Cunningham and Carol Colgate; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a sister.

John Wesley Shenk, '38 (social science/social thought), of Los Angeles, August 24, at 94. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi and LSJUMB. He served in the Navy during World War II and then earned a JD at Southwestern Law School. He practiced law for 60 years and was a leader in many organizations, serving as president of the Los Angeles Young Republicans and Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity. He loved music and was a longtime member of the Maestros. He was predeceased by his daughter, Sally Shenk Williams. Survivors: his wife of 70 years, Bessie (Seward, '38); his son, Thomas; four grandchildren, John, Bob, Shannon Marando and Jennifer Ratledge; six great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.

David Denslow Ryus III, '39 (economics), of South Hamilton, Mass., September 17, at 92. He was a member of Delta Upsilon and the gymnastics team and was class president. He served in the Navy during World War II and then became a publishing executive. He spent 23 years with Time Inc. and served as vice president of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City for more than 10 years. Survivors: his wife of 54 years, Mary Louise; his children, Mimi Shannon, Peter and Michael; his stepchildren, David Martin and Susan Martin; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.


Burdette Craig McClelland, '40 (social science/social thought) of Mercer Island, Wash., October 4, at 91, after a long illness. She was on the Daily staff and was a member of Delta Gamma. A founding member and president of Longview Junior Service League, she performed in the organization's follies productions and was also involved in bringing in speakers through a community forum program. After moving to the Seattle area, she helped found the Bellevue Art Museum and served on the board of the Seattle Repertory Theater. Survivors: her husband, John, '37; her children, Genevieve Lee and John III; four grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.

James William Edmundson, '41 (geology), of Sedona, Ariz., April 4, at 89, of Parkinson's disease. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He earned a master's degree from Caltech and was a meteorologist and TV weatherman; he also owned a small business in San Marino, Calif., for more than 25 years. Survivors: his wife of 63 years, Ruth; his children, Bruce, '70, MS '72, Patricia Kayne and Brian; and three grandchildren.

James Joseph Heneghan, '41 (economics), of Redmond, Wash., October 25, at 90. He served in the Navy during World War II and then founded Pacific Forest Products, where he was president until his retirement. His main interests were bird hunting and Labrador retrievers, and he and two of his dogs were inducted into the Retriever Field Trial Hall of Fame. He was predeceased by his wife, Maryellen. Survivors: his children, Mike, Curt and Tim; and six grandchildren.

Len Hughes Andrus, '42 (basic medical sciences), of San Francisco and Bodega Bay, Calif., October 4, at 90. He was a member of Delta Chi. He earned his medical degree at George Washington U. and became the founder and first chair of the department of family practice at the UC-Davis Medical School. He served as an adviser to California's legislature and the U.S. Congress, and he published in 38 scientific and professional journals. He was also a watercolor artist, photographer and novelist. Survivors: his wife, Mary O'Hara Devereaux; his first wife, Kathleen; his children, Dan, '68, Jeff, Jon and Kathleen; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Jean McArthur McKee, '42 (nursing), of Mission Viejo, Calif., November 6, at 90. She worked as a nurse at Stanford and the American Red Cross Blood Bank before joining Agnews State Hospital, where she was the director of education for 27 years. She was predeceased by her husband, Ralph. Survivors: her children, Jeannette Edwards and Gail Clairmont; her stepchildren, Ralph Jr., Loretta Fridlund and Armin; 19 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

Dolora Gallagher Cunningham, '44, MA '46, PhD '53 (English), of Oakland, October 28, at 90, after a brief illness. She taught at Reed College and State U. in New York and was on the faculty at San Francisco State U. for more than 20 years. A renowned Shakespeare scholar, she was the director of the Ashland Shakespeare Festival from 1963 to 1972 and was a founding member of the Shakespeare Association of America. Survivors include her children, Geraldine and Robert.

Elizabeth "Beth" Van Hoesen Adams, '48 (art), of San Francisco, November 16, at 84. She participated in Cap and Gown, the Daily and the Chaparral. She was a prominent artist and major figure in 20th century prints. Her works have been in numerous exhibitions and museum collections, and she received many honors in her field, including the Award of Honor in Graphics from the San Francisco Arts Commission. She was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Mark Adams.

Margaret Vandenburg Bailey, '48, MA '48 (education), of Boise, Idaho, November 25, 2009, at 82. Survivors include her children, Thomas Linville, Robert Linville, Richard Linville, '78, and Rebecca Obletz, '82.

Thomas Henry Martzloff, '48 (industrial engineering), of Carmel, Calif., October 14, at 86, after a short illness. He served in the Navy and earned a master's degree from MIT. He had a 38-year career in management consulting, including work with McKinsey & Co. in San Francisco and as an executive search consultant in New York City. In retirement he enjoyed teaching English as a second language and hiking the coastal hills and forests. He received several awards from Stanford Associates, including the Governors' Award and a 30-year service pin. Survivors: his wife, Nancie; his children, Jennie Ruff and Andrew, '78; two granddaughters; and a brother.

Melanie Hyman Bellah, '49 (English), of Berkeley, September 2, at 82, after a long illness. She earned her JD from Boalt Hall and served as a clerk for a federal appeals court judge before practicing family law on her own. She also provided pro bono services to a number of local community causes and was active in the Panoramic Hill Association. She enjoyed art, music, conversation, politics and ballet. She was predeceased by her daughters Tammy and Abby. Survivors: her husband of 61 years, Robert; her children, Jennifer Bellah Maguire and Hally Bellah-Buther; and five grandchildren.


William Browning Barnes, '50 (art), of Rocklin, Calif., October 27, at 86. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He had a career as a private investigator and was also a piano tuner for more than 50 years. He was passionate about music, horses and trail riding and was a champion marksman. He loved limericks and was a brilliant storyteller. He was predeceased by his daughter Julie. Survivors: his wife of 30 years, Barbara; his children, Emilie, Diantha, Crissi, Vicki and Mark; and his grandchildren.

Kenneth Jack Whitehill, '50, of Menlo Park, October 15, at 88. He served in the Army Air Forces during World War II and received many decorations and citations, including the Distinguished Flying Cross with One Oak Leaf Cluster and the American Theater Service Medal. He earned his doctor of dental surgery at UC-Berkeley and practiced in Palo Alto for 30 years. He was an accomplished inventor and a longtime member of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church. He was predeceased by his son Peter. Survivors: his children, Steve and David; four grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

Philip Leonard "P.L." Carling-Pfeiffer, '51 (history), of Sanderson, Texas, November 8, at 80, from a heart attack. He participated in KZSU radio. He served in the Army during the Korean War and earned a master's degree from UCLA. An actor for his entire life, he appeared in numerous on- and off-Broadway plays, motion pictures (including Sunshine Boys) and television shows (including The Defenders). He was an active member in Actors' Equity and the Screen Actors Guild. After moving to Texas, he enjoyed farming pecans.

Charles Willard "Chuck" Getchell, '51 (political science), JD '54, of Ipswich, Mass., November 8, at 81. He was senior class president and a member of Alpha Tau Omega. He served in the Navy and was also a civilian lawyer for the Air Force. He worked as an assistant U.S. attorney and at First National Bank of New York and a Boston law firm before establishing a private practice. He was also a writer and poet, and he founded the Ipswich Press in 1980. He was named to the Stanford Associates Honor Roll and received a five-year service pin. Survivors: his wife, Ann; his children, Katie, Emily and Sarah; three grandsons; and a sister, Katharine Getchell Cosovich, '57.

John Frederick Pogue, '51 (psychology), MBA '53, of Palo Alto, October 27, at 92. He served in the Army during World War II and continued in the reserves until retiring as a colonel in 1975. He worked for NASA as a contracting officer on the Venus Probe and then joined the Golden Bay Credit Union, where he was board chair for 25 years. Survivors: his wife of 27 years, Patricia; his daughter, Marcia; his stepson, Steven; three grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Mark Thomas Jr., '51 (psychology), of San Jose, July 18, at 80. He was a member of Theta Chi and LSJUMB. He served in the Marines during the Korean War and later graduated from Santa Clara Law School. After practicing law in Willow Glen, Calif., for many years, he was appointed to the municipal court in Sunnyvale and then to the superior court in Santa Clara County in 1983. He was an avid swimmer, loved music and enjoyed legal history. Survivors: his wife of 56 years, Marjolie; his children, Colleen, Eileen, Steve and Ward; and seven grandchildren.

Richard Warren Graham, '52 (law), JD '54, of Mill Valley, Calif., November 1, at 80. He served in the Army. He was a senior partner of Koster, Kohlmeier & Graham and was general counsel of the international division of Foremost-McKesson. He also taught at several schools, including the San Francisco Law School. He liked being outdoors and was passionate about sailing and boating. Survivors: his children, Elizabeth, Thomas and John; five grandchildren; and a brother.

Charles Lightwood Rogers, '53 (law), JD '57, of Pasadena, Calif., October 29, at 79, following complications from surgery. Before retiring, he worked as a lawyer in Los Angeles with a practice that specialized in telecommunication industry matters. Survivors: his wife of 54 years, Marion; his children, Pamela, David, '80, JD '83, Albie, '81, Marion, '83, Charles and Sarah; 15 grandchildren, including Ryan, '11; and two brothers, including Joseph, JD '49.

Hillel Sherwin "Hillie" Abel, '54 (basic medical sciences), MD '57, of San Rafael, Calif., October 23, at 78. He was a member of Kappa Alpha and the tennis team. He had a 46-year career in internal medicine, specializing in cardiovascular disease prevention. He spent his free time playing tennis, running and reading medical journals. Survivors: his wife of 54 years, Frances; his children, Lisa and Adam; a granddaughter; and a brother.

William L. Berry Jr., '54 (law), JD '58, of Carmichael, Calif., September 30, at 78, of pancreatic cancer. He served in the Army. He joined the Peace Corps and served in Turkey and Paraguay and then worked at the County Supervisors Association of California. He later joined Aerojet General Corp. and retired as the lead environmental attorney. He was dedicated to various environmental causes and was passionate about rivers and fly-fishing. Survivors: his wife of 51 years, Peggy; his children, Bruce, John, Diane and Scott; two grandchildren; and a brother.

Ann Margaret Parsons Jonsen, '54 (psychology), of Louisville, Colo., October 29, at 77. She worked in the field of aging for 25 years, as a social worker and later as a nursing home administrator. She served as the president of the Colorado Gerontological Society for 10 years and was an active volunteer for numerous organizations, including Hospice of Boulder County and St. Louis Church. Survivors: her husband of 55 years, Richard, PhD '73; her children, Marie Wood, Eric, Gregory, '84, Stephen and Matthew; 12 grandchildren; and a sister.

Howard Mailliard, '54, of Las Vegas, September 23, at 77, of heart failure. He served in the Armed Forces in Germany and later pursued a variety of entrepreneurial endeavors, including founding Cal Cedar Homes. He was a hard worker and a gentleman with a good sense of humor. Survivors: his wife of 53 years, Tonya; his children, Page, Lynn and Jeanie; and five grandchildren.

Philip Avrill Berman, '55 (history), December 25, 2009, after a long illness. He was on the Daily staff. He had a career in journalism and public relations and worked for many years at Women's Wear Daily. He was devoted to taking care of his parents and thought highly of family. Survivors include a brother.

Harry Jack Sturgeon, '55 (economics), of Naramata, British Columbia, September 9, at 79. After earning a master's degree, he became an educational psychologist. He worked in public schools and later joined his wife at her nonprofit clinic in Santa Cruz, Calif. They moved to British Columbia in 1988 and worked together in a practice until moving to Naramata in 2002. Survivors: his wife, Mary; his children, Alex, Carol Ellsworth and Katherine; and a sister.

Charles Louis Chesnut, '56 (English), of South Chatham, Mass., July 7, 2009, at 74, after a 15-month illness. He was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa and participated in student drama. He worked at New York U. Press and Basic Books. In 1967, he joined Reader's Digest, where his work in the video division was recognized with two Emmy Awards. He earned a master's in educational theater from New York U. and acted in, directed or produced more than 60 productions. He served on the board of the Chappaqua Drama Group, and he loved gardening, dogs, opera and documenting his family life and travels on video. Survivors: his wife, Mary (Sherman, '56); his children, Melissa Chesnut-Tangerman, Megan, '83, Amy and Christopher; and eight grandchildren.

Wayne N. Rawls, '56 (economics), of Indio, Calif., October 4, at 76, after a long battle with cancer. He was a member of Sigma Nu/Beta Chi and played freshman football and baseball. He served in the Navy before beginning a career in life insurance, during which he developed and sold two companies. In retirement he spent time in California's Coachella Valley and at his other homes in Mexico. Survivors: his wife, Carol; his children, Brad, Jim, Kirk and Kristen; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Robert L. Sprinkel III, '56 (history), of Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire, France, October 11, at 75. He earned an MBA from Harvard and was a lifelong entrepreneur. He and his wife lived in France for most of the past decade. He was awarded a five-year service pin from Stanford Associates. Survivors: his wife, Nancy; his children, Jennifer Hugens, Stephen, Lee Ann Tarling, Julia Downes, Olivia and Robert IV; 13 grandchildren; a great-grandson; and a sister, Kay Sprinkel Grace, '59, MA '75.

Robert Everett "Bob" Prince, '57 (history), of Seattle, July 3, at 75, of multiple myeloma and amyloidosis. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta and the tennis team. He served in the Marine Corps reserves and earned his JD from the U. of Washington. He worked for Pacific National Bank and Stern, Gayton, Neubauer, Brucker before establishing the Prince Law Firm in 1980. He served as president of the Seabeck Conference Center Board of Trustees, and he enjoyed golf, motor home trips, reading and spending time with his many pets. Survivors: his wife of 36 years, Arlene; his children, James, Stacie, Michelle Leinbach and Rob Leinbach; four grandchildren; and two sisters.

Eric Deaville Altree, '59 (history), of Sausalito, Calif., November 5, at 77, after a long battle with cancer. He was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma. He served in the Coast Guard and later had a career as a property management consultant, serving as president of EMIC for three decades and then establishing his own firm, Altree Management Group. He lived on his houseboat for more than 35 years, and he enjoyed history, art and traveling the world. Survivors: his wife, Roberta; his children from his first marriage, Eric and Nick; and a sister.


Stephen Albert Crary, '60 (philosophy), of Seattle, July 8, at 72, of progressive supranuclear palsy. He was a member of Sigma Nu/Beta Chi. He served in the Army and earned a law degree from the U. of Washington. He was a senior partner at Graham & Dunn and worked there until his retirement in 2004. Passionate about sailing, he competed in numerous races; he also enjoyed basketball and brought home gold medals from the Championship World Masters Games in Australia. He was predeceased by his daughter Jennifer. Survivors: his former wife, Cynthia Swain Stafford, '62; his children, Alice and Anne; and a granddaughter.

John Skov, '60 (history), MBA '62, of San Francisco, September 5, at 72, of acute leukemia. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi. A great-grandson of Domingo Ghirardelli, his career centered around labor relations. His leisure time was spent on his bicycle, exploring the neighborhoods of San Francisco and taking long-distance rides throughout the West. He was a lifelong champion of public education. Survivors: his wife, Susan Smith; his children, Carrie Morgan, Peter and Andy; nine grandchildren, including Shayne, '13; a brother; and a sister.

Kenneth Neal Coleman, '61 (history), of Glendale, Calif., October 27, at 71. He was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa. He worked as a salesman and marketing director, then retired and bought BFIC (Burbank Fuel Injection and Carburetors). He was an elder at Grandview Presbyterian Church and chaired several committees there. Survivors: his wife of 46 years, Esther; his children, Laury Kelly, Gary and Michael; and four grandchildren.

James Everett Herlinger, '62 (mechanical engineering), of Woodside, September 21, at 70, of cancer. He had a varied career, including executive positions at DEKA, Plantronics and Silicon Valley Group, and he became co-founder and CEO/chair of sp3 Inc. in 1993. He enjoyed cars and motorcycles and competed in numerous races. He was an avid traveler and reader as well as a skier, wind-surfer and sailor. Survivors: his wife, Marsha; his daughter, Lindsay; his grandson; a sister; and a brother.


Marleeta Fay "Marty" Basey, '74 (communication), of Albany, Ore., August 6, 2009, at 66, of cancer. She spent her career with the U.S. State Department and served in American embassies in France, Vietnam and China as well as at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe in Belgium. She is the author of Flour Power. She loved cats and enjoyed touring with her husband in their motor home. Survivors: her husband, Jerry Hansen; five stepchildren; a sister; and a brother.


Florie Gay Horowitz Berger, '81 (history and classics), of Palo Alto, September 10, at 74. She was a research librarian and classics scholar and had recently retired as professor emerita at San Jose State U. She held earlier positions at UCLA, UCSF and the New York Academy of Medicine. She loved animals and rescued and adopted many cats. She was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Joe, '61. Survivors include a sister.

Katherine "Katy" Counts Webb, '81 (economics), of Riverside, Calif., October 27, at 51 of breast cancer. She worked for Hunter Engineering for many years and was also active in her community, holding leadership positions with the Riverside County Philharmonic, Junior League and California Riverside Ballet. A fearless adventurer, she went skydiving, hiked the Grand Canyon and sailed the Catalina channel. She enjoyed time with family and was a great lover of books. Survivors: her husband, Matt, '80, MS '81; her children, Emily and James; and two brothers, including Tom Counts, '83

Richard Allen Nagareda, '85 (political science), of Nashville, Tenn., October 8, at 47. He earned his JD from the U. of Chicago and served on the faculty of the U. of Georgia School of Law for seven years. In 2001 he joined the faculty of Vanderbilt U., where he was the David Daniels Allen Professor of Law and director of the Cecil D. Branstetter Litigation and Dispute Resolution Program. He was a leading civil litigation scholar and a regular contributor to news outlets for his expertise in his field. He also received numerous teaching awards, including the Hall-Hartman Award for Teaching Excellence. He was an avid movie buff and sports fan. He was predeceased by his father, J. William Nagareda, '53. Survivors include his wife, son and mother.


Casey Anne Sirl, '03 (international relations and Japanese), of Chula Vista, Calif., October 16, at 29. She served as a student adviser for the Kyoto-SCTI program, and following graduation she worked for a real estate agency. Later she moved to England and worked for DLA Piper UK LLP as a document production technician and as a web assistant. She was adventurous and had visited the Philippines, Amsterdam, Venice and Rome. Survivors: her partner, Jason Teng; her parents, Charles and Conchita; and a brother.


Peter Douglas Rip, PhD '79, of Woodside, at 56, after a 10-year battle with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. His career included work with Leapfrog Ventures, Knight Ridder Ventures and Silicon Compiler Systems. In 2006 he joined Crosslink Capital, where he focused on digital media, Internet services and business services.


Sherrill O'Toole Walker, MA '63, of Los Altos, October 26, at 70, after a short illness. She taught at Ford Country Day, Pinewood and St. Francis High, and she began a program for students with special learning needs at St. Lawrence Academy. She was devoted to her family and enjoyed spending summers on Point Loma in San Diego. Survivors: her husband of 38 years, John, MBA '66; her children, Devan and Quinn; and a grandson.


Paul Otto Wantzelius, MS '72 (electrical engineering), of Maple Valley, Wash., September 30, at 61, of a heart attack while bicycling. He worked for Boeing for 38 years. An avid cyclist, he was one of only two people to have ridden all 31 annual Seattle-to-Portland rides. He was also a Maple Valley volunteer firefighter and served on the Renton Non-Motorized Transportation Advisory Committee.

Humanities and Sciences

William Robert "Bill" Reardon, MA '50 (English), PhD '53 (speech and drama), of Lynn-wood, Wash., at 89, of lung cancer. He served in the Marines during World War II. He taught dramatic arts at the graduate level in Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana and California, where he retired from UC-Santa Barbara. He was also a playwright and novelist, and his most recent book, The Quaker Rose, was published in 2001. He was predeceased by his wife of 64 years, Peg. Survivors: his children, Dennis, Donna DeFrancesco and William; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Rufus Clinton Fuller, PhD '52 (biological sciences), of Amherst, Mass., October 18, at 85. His scientific research resulted in hundreds of published journal articles and remains crucial to the understanding of how plants turn sunlight into energy. He was a member of the faculty of Dartmouth Medical School, the U. of Tennessee and the U. of Massachusetts-Amherst. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed family camping, hiking and ski trips. He was predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Carol. Survivors: his children, David, Katherine Fuller Tolsdorf, Lynn and Jonathan; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Margaret G. Bradbury, PhD '63 (biological sciences), of Pacific Grove, Calif., October 9, at 83. She was a scientific illustrator at the Chicago Museum of Natural History and later a professor at San Francisco State U., where she taught until her retirement in 1995. She served on the board of Moss Landing Marine Laboratories and was also a volunteer computer coach at the Sally Griffin Senior Center.

Norman David Neff, MS '68 (mathematics), of Frenchtown, N.J., July 7, at 65, of multiple myeloma. He was a professor of computer science and mathematics for more than 40 years at the College of New Jersey. He enjoyed hiking and bicycle riding and was known for his sartorial flair. Survivors include his wife, Nancy.

Patricia Edris Pivnick Levin, MA '72 (French), of San Francisco, September 16, at 60. She worked as a teacher and tutor and later became a copy editor for several catalog firms and other organizations. She served as secretary and vice president of the board of Congregation Beth Sholom. An avid Francophile, she was passionate about speaking and translating the French language and traveling to France. Survivors: her husband of 39 years, Gary; her children, Jonathan, Marc, '01, and Diana; and a sister.


Bertram Irwin "Bert" Rowland, Gr. '61, of Hillsborough, Calif., October 20, at 80, of cancer. He earned his doctorate in organic chemistry from the U. of Washington and completed his JD at George Washington U. A patent attorney, he was a partner in and counsel to a number of law firms as well as general counsel for numerous biotech companies. He was a volunteer at Filoli, a master gardener and an enthusiastic backpacker who climbed Mount Kilimanjaro at age 70. Survivors: his wife of 36 years, Susan; his first wife, Patricia Butterfield; and his children from his first marriage, Shawn, Celia and Kevin.

John Charles Gorman, JD '79, of Los Altos Hills, October 14, at 56, after a long battle with cancer. He was a founding partner at Gorman and Miller and was known as one of the nation's top civil litigators. He had more than 20 published appellate decisions and was recognized by Thomson Reuters as a Northern California "Super Lawyer." Survivors: his wife, Jennifer; his daughter, Lila; and two sisters.


Marjory W. Johnson, MA '64 (physical therapy), of Chapel Hill, N.C., October 28, at 88. Her career included work with the Army Medical Corps, Hibbing General Hospital, Rochester Rehabilitation Center and the School of Medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill. She received the Lucy Blair Award from the American Physical Therapy Association. She retired in 1985 and volunteered at Triangle Hospice for more than 10 years. Survivors include a sister.

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