Obituaries - March/April 2007

1920s

Mary Evangeline Raney Khan, ’28 (chemistry), MA ’30 (bacteriology), of Morgan Hill, Calif., November 26, at 98. After graduating, she worked for the Rockefeller Institute in New York. Returning to California, she started a long career with the Morgan Hill Unified School District, retiring in 1975. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the American Association of University Women. Survivors: her husband of 72 years, John; three daughters, Carol Agaliotis, Eleanor Keuning and Barbara Thomas; two sons, John and Richard; 21 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; one sister; and two brothers.

Hulda Hoover McLean, ’28 (political science), of Santa Cruz, Calif., October 2, at 100. She was the niece of President Herbert Hoover and an avid conservationist. In 1956, she was elected to the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors and during her tenure, she advocated for construction of a campus for UC-Santa Cruz. She served as state president of the California League of Women Voters and was active in the Native Daughters of the Golden West and the Waddell Creek Association. In 2002, she published her autobiography, Almost a Hundred Years. Her husband, Charles, ’27, died in 1981. Survivors: three sons, Charles, Allan and Bob; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.


1930s

Robert Williams “Bob” Goldwater, ’31 (economics), of Pinetop, Ariz., November 4, at 96. He was a member of the golf team and Sigma Chi. An accomplished golfer who beat the nation’s top-ranked amateur in 1951, he is considered the father of the Phoenix Open (now the FBR) and raised millions for charity. The Open started in 1939 and is one of the longest-running events of the tour. Survivors include his wife, Margaret; two daughters, Lynne and Sally; and two sons, Donald and Robert Jr.

Emmet Bunsen Hayes, ’32 (social science/social thought), of Burlingame, November 1, at 95, of a stroke. He was a member of the soccer team and Alpha Sigma Phi and worked for the Stanford Daily. He remained very involved with his fraternity, serving as grand councillor, grand junior president and then grand senior president from 1954 to 1956. He was predeceased by his wife, Maxine Lee. Survivors include his son, William II, ’60, and his daughter, Sharon Collins.

Robert Francis Jones, ’33 (general engineering), of Mission Viejo, Calif., November 16, at 96. He was an All-American on the track team in shot put and discus and served as manager for the football team. In 2000, he received the Delta Tau Delta Mint Howell Award as a Stanford scholar-athlete. He worked for Edison, Douglas Aircraft and North American Aviation for 25 years. After retiring, he founded Boy Scout Troop 242 in Torrance, Calif., where he served as scoutmaster for 15 years. His wife of 56 years, Louisette, died in 2000. Survivors: his daughter, Lee Brooks; three sons, Robert Jr., James and Scott; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Huson T. Jackson, ’34, of Lincoln, Mass., October 1, at 93. He earned a graduate degree in architecture from Harvard in 1939. Having studied in the workshop of Charles Eames, he began his own architectural practice in New York City in the mid-1940s. He also taught at Columbia U. and Pratt Institute and wrote a guidebook to New York City buildings, New York Architecture 1650-1952. He joined the Harvard Graduate School of Design in 1953 as a professor and taught there until 1970. In 1958, he and the dean of the graduate school, Josep Lluis Sert, founded Sert, Jackson & Associates, which received the Annual Firm Award from the American Institute of Architects in 1977. He was elected a fellow of AIA and served as president of the Boston Society of Architects. Survivors: his wife, Polly; two sons, Anthony and Rex; two stepdaughters, Helen Brown and Phillida Rosnick; and one stepson, Robert Brown.

Roland Herrick Alden, ’36 (biological sciences), of Placerville, Calif., November 2, at 92. A member of Zeta Psi, he received a doctorate in biology and zoology from Yale. Hired as an instructor at the U. of Tennessee in 1942, he spent the next 37 years serving in a variety of roles, including dean of the College of Basic Medical Sciences, dean of the Graduate School of Medical Sciences and head of the anatomy department. Active in the Society for Crippled Children and Adults, he, together with his late wife, helped found the Les Passees Treatment Center for Cerebral Palsied Children. His wife of 65 years, Aimee, died in 2002. Survivors: two children, Patricia, ’67, MA ’70, PhD ’79, and Roland Jr.; one granddaughter; and one brother, Ray, ’44.

Henry Renton Rolph, ’36 (economics), JD ’40, of Mill Valley, Calif., October 2, at 81. A member of Chi Psi, he served as an officer in the Marine Corps during World War II. After the surrender of Japan, he served as governor of Yamaguchi Prefecture in that country. He retired from the military and returned to the firm he founded, Graham, James and Rolph, which specialized in admiralty law. He served on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors from 1956 to 1961. Six years later, Gov. Ronald Reagan appointed him to the Superior Court bench in San Francisco, where he served as the presiding judge from 1976 to 1977. He retired in 1982. His wife, Barbara (Sherwood, ’41), died in 2003. Survivors: one son, Henry Jr., ’70; one daughter, Barbara, ’72; and three grandsons.

Joseph Herendeen Clark Jr., ’38 (general engineering), of Santa Barbara, Calif., October 11, at 91. A member of Sigma Nu and Beta Chi, he served in the Navy during World War II. He worked for U.S. Steel for 30 years, after which he was selected to serve the U.S. Department of Transportation in the automotive safety department in Washington, D.C., and Ohio. He retired in the early 1980s. Survivors: his wife of 67 years, Anne (Palmer, ’39); one daughter, Sally Augros; one son, David; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Hugh Lee, ’38 (preclinical medicine), of Frederick, Md., in 2005, at 89. Survivors include his wife, Charlotte, and his son, Hugh.

Selby Mohr, ’38 (biological sciences), MD ’42, of San Francisco, on August 31, at 88. After serving in the Navy Medical Corps during World War II, he opened his private ophthalmology practice in San Francisco. He was an ophthalmologic surgeon at Marshall Hale Memorial Hospital, where he served as chief of staff. He was a diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology and a member of the American Medical Association, California Medical Society and San Francisco Medical Society. Survivors: his wife of 56 years, Marian; three sons, Selby III, John and Gregory; one daughter, Adrianne Vincent; and six grandchildren.

Duncan Robertson, ’38 (preclinical medicine), of Bellevue, Wash., October 12, at 90, of stomach cancer. A member of Phi Kappa Psi, he earned his medical degree from George Washington U. He served as captain in the Army Medical Corps during World War II, earning a Bronze Star. He established a family medical practice in Seattle and served as president of the Washington Academy of Family Physicians from 1963 to 1964. Survivors: his wife of 65 years, Mary Eggert; two daughters, Carol Lade and Cindy Blasingame; one son, John; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one brother.

Charles E. “Ted” Schoff, ’39 (preclinical medicine), MD ’43, of Sacramento, November 10, at 88. A member of Phi Sigma Kappa, he served in the Navy during World War II. He opened his Sacramento medical practice in 1948, where he was a doctor of internal medicine, retiring in 1985. His wife, Anna, died in 1991. Survivors: one daughter, Robbin Kleinsorge; four sons, W. Michael, Charles III, J. Stephen and Robert; and 13 grandchildren.


1940s

George Robert Concannon, ’40 (economics), of Redwood City, November 16, at 87. A member of the track and field team and Sigma Chi, he earned an MBA from Harvard. During World War II, he served in the Navy. He then worked for Marchant Calculators before becoming president of Concannon Vineyard, founded by his grandfather in 1883. He also worked in commercial real estate in San Francisco and housing developments in Hawaii. Survivors: three daughters, Kate Castle, Elisabeth and Cheryl; four sons, Richard, Charles, Bob and Jim; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Franklin H. Roberts Jr., ’41 (social science/social thought), of Sacramento, October 18, at 87. A member of Kappa Sigma, he served in the Army Air Corps. He graduated from Hastings College of Law and practiced law until his retirement in 1986. He was a member of the California Court Reporters Board. Survivors: his wife of 64 years, Annetta; one son, Jeff; and one granddaughter.

Charles L. Severy, ’41 (geology), of Denver, November 16, at 87, of cancer. A member of Theta Xi, he served as a communications officer in the Navy during World War II. He was a practicing geologist involved in the development of the Rocky Mountain oil and gas industry. He was a member of the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists and the American Petroleum Geology Society. Survivors: his wife of 61 years, Gale; one daughter, Margaret Johnston; one son, Richard; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Leo E. Jurgensen, ’42 (economics), of Fullerton, Calif., May 14, at 86. A member of Alpha Tau Omega, he served in the Navy after graduation. In 1946, he was hired by Carnation Co. and held numerous executive production management positions during his 39-year career. His wife of 59 years, Bobbie, died in 2005. Survivors: his son, Gary; three grandchildren; one brother; and two sisters.

Barbara Jane “Bunny” Spencer Smith, ’42 (social science/social thought), of Napa, Calif., October 10, at 86. She was a member of Delta Gamma. During World War II, she worked for IBM and trained people in the early punch-card computer systems. She then assisted her husband in the family business, Wyman Fabrics. Active in the Sacramento community, she served as president of the Junior League there. Her husband, Wyman, predeceased her. Survivors: one son, Wyman; one daughter, Candy; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one sister, Virginia Davis, ’48.

Robert Randle Smith, ’43 (economics), of Pasadena, Calif., October 6, at 85. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi and the track team. In World War II, he joined a unit that became known as the Stanford Flying Indians and retired from service as a Marine captain. He worked for the Sound Control Co. in Glendale, Calif., for 45 years as acoustical sales engineer. Survivors: his wife of 60 years, Marcia Lee; four children, Robin Honey, ’70, Stacy Yost, Laura Krumpholz and Randle; and eight grandchildren, including James Honey, ’97.

Eleanor Jean Maddox Seabury, ’44 (geology), of Carmichael, Calif., November 19, at 82, of cancer. After graduating at age 20, she became Standard Oil’s first female field geologist. She was active in many organizations, including Kappa Kappa Gamma and P.E.O. Her husband of 48 years, Bill, died in 1994.

David Martin DeLancey, ’48 (communication), of San Mateo, September 27, at 81. He served as an officer in the Navy during World War II. His wife, Audrey, and his son, Brian, predeceased him. Survivors include his daughter, Shannon; and his son, Jeff.

Eve Rosamond Bordé Dunne, ’48 (political science), of Los Altos, October 26, at 80. She worked for the Rand Corp. for several years before devoting herself to her family. Survivors: her husband of 53 years, Arthur, ’47, MBA ’49; two daughters, Wendy Smith and Margaret; one son, Michael, MS ’80; two grandchildren; and one brother, Harry Bordé, ’42, MA ’45.

Shyojiro Tom Taketa, ’48 (biological sciences), MA ’49, PhD ’60 (physiology), of San Jose, September 23, at 85. He served in the Army’s military intelligence service during World War II. He later worked at NASA Ames Research Center as a radiobiologist. Active in his community, he served as president of the San Jose Japanese American Citizens League and was a founder of the San Jose Japanese Community Youth Service. His wife of 55 years, Terrie, died in 2004. Survivors: three sons, Richard, Alan and Greg; one daughter, Shirley Norton; five granddaughters; two brothers, including Takumi, ’56; and one sister.

Joanne Elizabeth Cross Wisener, ’48 (education), of Yuma, Ariz., August 2, at 79. She taught second grade for three years before opening her own kindergarten in her home, the Golden Bell School, which she ran for 10 years. She taught math at a junior high school after her children were grown. She was very active with the Yuma County libraries and served on the district board of trustees for 27 years. She also served as president of the trustee division of the American Library Association and was the first recipient of the Madora Ingalls Library Service Award in 1982. Survivors: her husband of 57 years, Jean; her daughter, Tina Watkins; one granddaughter; and one brother.

Margaret Ann “Peggy” Ganahl Concannon, ’49 (education), of Livermore, Calif., November 10, at 79. She helped run the family-owned Concannon Vineyard and Winery, founded by her husband’s grandfather in 1883. In addition, she was a founding board member of Hope Hospice, active with the Mulberry branch of the Oakland Children’s Hospital, and a longtime music instructor at an elementary school in Livermore. Her husband, Joseph Jr., predeceased her. Survivors: three daughters, Elizabeth, Leslie and Maggie; two sons, Thomas and Joseph; seven grandchildren; and one sister, Mary “Mimi” Eimers, ’40.

Leon Sloss III, ’49 (international relations), of Chevy Chase, Md., November 1, at 80, of throat cancer. He served in World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart. At Stanford, he was a member of El Toro and Phi Gamma Delta. He then earned a master’s degree in public policy from Princeton. He joined the Bureau of Budget and moved to the State Department in 1966, where he served as deputy director of the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs from 1973 to 1975. The next year he became the assistant director of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency and then U.S. ambassador to the Seabed Treaty Negotiations in 1977 and 1978. During the Carter administration, he led a major study of the United States’s nuclear policy. After retiring from his governmental work in 1979, he ran the Washington office of SRI International and then founded Leon Sloss Associates, a consulting firm that specialized in issues related to national security. He was a member of Stanford Associates and was honored with the Governors’ Award in 1984 and the Gold Spike in 1987. Survivors: his wife of 52 years, Virginia; two daughters, Deborah, ’77, and Laura, ’84; two sons, David, JD ’96, and Michael; 11 grandchildren; one sister, Nancy, ’50; and one brother.


1950s

Robert Anthony “Bob” Inman, ’52 (English), of San Francisco, November 20, at 75. He was a member of El Capitan. After graduating, he briefly worked in Europe as an intelligence agent for the Army. He then turned to journalism and worked as an editor, reporter and librarian for the Denver Post. He eventually became a published novelist in addition to writing a play, short stories and other works. Survivors: two sons, Michael and Jeffrey; his mother; two brothers; and his partner of 15 years, David Wahlberg.

Ronald Stuart Allen, ’54 (economics), of Spokane, Wash., November 2, at 73, of cancer. He was a member of Delta Upsilon and the Band, and he worked for the Stanford Daily. After graduating, he served in the Air Force during the Korean War and then joined his father, farming together for 20 years. When he retired from farming, he went to seminary and became a Presbyterian minister and served two churches before retiring from the ministry. Survivors: his former wife, Virginia (Athey, ’56); his wife, Myrna; one daughter, Jennifer Sailor; two sons, Jim and Ross; and five stepchildren, RaeAnn, Brad, Jayme, Chad and Patricia.

Jacquelin Ann Begien Dawson, ’54 (history), of Rapidan, Va., September 26, at 74. She was active in the Junior League and the Stanford clubs in Washington, D.C., and Cincinnati, where she also served as a museum docent. Survivors: her husband of 50 years, Paul, ’52, MS ’53, Engr. ’54; two daughters, Jennifer Dawson-Lawrence and Kristin Wilson; two sons, Paul Jr. and Christopher; five grandchildren; and one sister, Zana Begien, ’55.

Carleen Sue Hennige, ’54, MA ’55 (education), of Sacramento, November 30, at 73. She taught grammar school in Sacramento until her retirement and then continued to mentor children. Survivors include one brother, Carl, ’57.

Gene Wyatt Hughes, ’54, MS ’60 (industrial engineering), of Prescott, Ariz., November 3, at 80. After serving in the Navy during World War II, he received his BA from Williams College, where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta. He then earned two degrees at Stanford and an MBA from U. San Francisco. He was a licensed professional engineer in mechanical engineering and spent most of his career in industrial and heavy commercial construction. He also served as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association. His community work included being a citizen on patrol for the Prescott Police Department and serving on the board of the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra. Survivors: his wife, Julie; one daughter, Meredith; two sons, Robert and John; and four grandchildren.

Arthur Mejia Jr., ’56 (history), JD ’59, PhD ’68 (history), of San Francisco, November 23, at 72, of leukemia. He taught at Stanford from 1963 to 1965, when he joined the history department at San Francisco State U., where he stayed until 1996. He co-wrote three books on the British monarchy and society. Former director of the California Historical Society and trustee of the Anglo-California Foundation, he was the current director of the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society and the local branch of the English-Speaking Union. Survivors include his longtime companion, Andre Matsuda.

Margaret Rose Ross, ’56 (biological sciences), of Santa Barbara, Calif., October 28, at 72.

Marcia Phyllis Stoke Simpson, ’56 (biological sciences), of Seattle, October 13, at 71. After her children completed high school, she took graduate school courses at the U. of Wisconsin-Madison that enabled her to teach learning disabled students. She taught for several years in public schools around Madison as well as in Pelican, Alaska. She started writing fiction and in 2001 published Crow in Stolen Colors, which was nominated for an Edgar Award as best first mystery of the year and won the Spotted Owl Award of the Friends of Mystery for best novel of the year. She published two more books before her death. Survivors: her husband of 50 years, David; four children, Sheila, Dave, Brigid and Evan; and five grandchildren.

Helen Dewar, ’57 (political science), of Alexandria, Va., November 4, at 70, of breast cancer. She worked as a reporter for the Washington Post for more than 40 years, covering the Senate for 25 of those years. She won the 1984 Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for Distinguished Reporting of Congress from the National Press Foundation. Three years later, the Post honored her with its Eugene Meyer Award. She was inducted into the Virginia Communications Hall of Fame last January. This year, she won a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Washington Press Club Foundation.

Richard Tom Lee, ’58, Engr. ’63 (electrical engineering), of Cupertino, in December, at 69, of lung cancer. He worked for Hewlett-Packard for 33 years and later became an ESL teacher for adults.


1960s

Daniel Keith “Dan” Bacon, ’60 (mathematics), of San Diego, May 30, at 67, of a heart attack. A member of Kappa Alpha, he entered the Navy submarine nuclear power program after graduation. He served for 20 years in the submarine force and was awarded the Battle Efficiency “E” for excellence. While in the Navy, he earned a master’s in operations analysis at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif. Retiring from the Navy in 1980, he founded the West Coast office of Sonalysts Inc., a firm that initially specialized in supporting various Navy sonar, communications, weapons and training programs. He led the company for 25 years until retiring in March 2006. His wife, Sharron, died in 2005. Survivors: two sons, Daniel Jr. and Keith; and two grandsons.

David Baxter Felch, ’63 (international relations), of San Francisco, October 6, at 65, of stomach cancer. He attended Stanford in France Group II and served in the Vietnam War. He earned a master’s degree in business at Northwestern U., worked as a consultant in market research and was an active supporter of the performing arts. He was a member of the Olympic Club and the Clan Campbell Society. Survivors include his sister.

Andrew Lorie Tarshis, ’65 (geology), of Sacramento, November 6, at 62. He received a PhD in geology from UC-Santa Cruz. He worked for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management for many years, retiring in the mid-1990s. Survivors: his two former wives, Nancy Ortiz and Natasha Tarshis; one son, Ira; one daughter, Bianca; one stepdaughter, Masha; and three sisters, including Janet Ancel, ’67.

William Arthur “Bill” Ogle, ’67 (civil engineering), of Bozeman, Mont., October 31, at 62, of leukemia. He played football and baseball and was a member of Theta Delta Chi. An Army veteran, Bill owned and operated the Kenyon Noble Companies with his brother, Rick. He was active in a number of local organizations, including the Bridger Ski Foundation, the Eagle Mount Foundation, Bozeman School Board and the Bridger Bowl Board of Directors. Survivors: his wife, Suzanne; three daughters, Kira Cey, Birgen Knoff and Britt Donohoe; one son, Blake; one foster son, Alan McCollim; three grandchildren; his mother; one sister; and one brother.


1970s

Dilys Elaine James Sakai, ’71 (psychology), of Palo Alto, October 11, at 57. She received a master’s degree from the U. of Texas-El Paso and earned a doctorate in philosophy from UC-Davis. She spent her career in real estate, first in Cupertino and then in Palo Alto, where she worked for Keller Williams at the time of her death. Survivors: her husband of 35 years, Brian, ’69, MA ’70; one daughter, Anna-Rose; and one son, Jack.

Morgan Whittemore Bentley, ’75 (history), of Summit, N.J., September 11, at 53, of an aortic aneurysm. He studied in Florence with the Stanford in Italy group XXV. He graduated from Seton Hall Law School with honors in 1980. He served as arbitration counsel for the New York Stock Exchange from 1980 to 1983 and then worked as vice president and assistant general counsel at the international brokerage firm of Thomson McKinnon Securities. In 1992, he started his own practice in Newark, N.J. Survivors: his wife, Jane; one daughter, Charlotte; one son, John; his stepmother; two brothers; one sister; and two stepsisters.


Business

Claude Thomas “Tom” Spivey Jr., MBA ’37, of Indio, Calif., November 22, at 93, of congestive heart failure. He received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Fresno State College. He worked for the U.S. Steel Corp. for more than 41 years, retiring as vice president of labor relations in 1979. He served on the boards of Hospice and Meals on Wheels and was president of the Monterey Peninsula Country Club. His first wife, Eugenia de Grandpre, predeceased him. Survivors: his wife of 34 years, Pauline; one daughter, Mary Zell; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.


Engineering

H. Myrl Stearns, Engr. ’39 (electrical engineering), of Bolinas, Calif., October 9, at 90, of heart failure. He earned his undergraduate degree from the U. of Idaho before enrolling at Stanford, where he was also a teaching assistant. He started his career as a television technician and then spent seven years developing radar with the Sperry Gyroscope Co. of New York. In 1948, he joined the founding team of Varian Associates, where he served as president from 1957 to 1964 and remained on the board until 1991. His wife of 67 years, Ruth, died in 2006. Survivors: two daughters, Pamela Oxley and Sally Peacock; two sons, Keith and Gordon; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Alfred J. Eggers Jr., MS ’49 (engineering science), PhD ’72 (applied mechanics), of Atherton, September 22, at 84, of lung cancer. During World War II, he served in the Navy and was stationed at Moffett Field. He joined the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, NASA’s predecessor, in 1944 and served as assistant director from 1961 to 1964. He left in 1971 to become the first director of the National Space Foundation. Six years later, he started his own company, Research Applied to National Needs (RANN), in Palo Alto, retiring six months before his death. Survivors: his wife of 56 years, Elizabeth; two sons, Jock and Philip; three grandchildren; and one brother.

Milton Robert Johnson, MS ’53 (mechanical engineering), of Chicago, October 29, at 77. He earned his bachelor’s degree and a PhD from Northwestern U. He served in the Army as an engineer. From 1957 to 1969, he worked as a senior technical adviser at General American Transportation Corp. He held the same title at the Illinois Institute of Technology Research Institute, where he directed the Railroad Technology Center. Survivors: his wife, Esther; one son, Douglas; two daughters, Cheryl Walton and Linda McAllister; six grandchildren; and one brother.
James Reid “Jim” Barewald, MS ’69 (electrical engineering), of Agoura Hills, Calif., June 29, at 75, of kidney cancer. After receiving a BS in chemistry from Iowa State U, he served in the Air Force for six years. He worked for various companies in the Bay Area, including Lockheed, Applied Technology, Varian and Loral. He also operated his own telecommunications consulting firm and retired in 1995. He served three terms on the Mountain View Elementary School Board. Survivors: his wife, Billie; one son, David; one daughter, Leslie Luciani; and three grandchildren.

James M. Worthington Jr., MS ’71 (operations research), MS ’71 (industrial engineering), of Alexandria, Va., November 13, at 66, of cancer. He received a presidential appointment to West Point and graduated in 1962. After several assignments in Germany, he volunteered twice for duty in Vietnam. Upon graduating from Stanford, he became a math instructor at West Point and was later assigned to the U.S. Army Recruiting Command in Chicago. He transferred to the Army Reserve in 1976 and earned a master’s in economics from the U. of Chicago the following year. He worked as a defense analyst for land forces with the office of the secretary of defense at the Pentagon for 14 years, retiring in 1996. He then taught seminars at the Institute for Defense Analyses and volunteered as a math tutor at T. C. Williams High School. Survivors: his wife of nine years, Katherine Sibold; two sisters; and one brother.


Humanities and Sciences

William Eugene Berg, PhD ’46 (biological sciences), of Pollock Pines, Calif., October 27, at 87, of a stroke. He received a master’s degree in experimental embryology from the California Institute of Technology in 1940 and three years later was appointed a research fellow in UC-Berkeley’s medical physics division. By 1961 he was a full professor of zoology and was focusing his research on sea urchin embryos. Once retired, he turned his attention to environmental conservation. His wife, Barbara, predeceased him. Survivors: his first wife, Patricia Garrett; two daughters, Susan Landauer and Doran; one grandchild; one brother; and one sister.

Edward Eugene “Ed” Colby, MA ’56 (music), of San Jose, September 22, at 94. He earned his BA in music composition from UC-Berkeley in 1935, followed by a certificate in librarianship in 1941. After serving in the Army during World War II, he worked in the Oakland Public Library music division. Stanford hired him to run its music library in 1949. With Bill Moran, he founded the Archive of Recorded Sound at Stanford in 1958. During his 29 years at the University, he taught music bibliography and led the music library and archive. Upon retirement in 1978, he composed music and supported conservation efforts. Survivors: his wife of 59 years, Helen; and two daughters, Lisa Christiansen, ’75, and Jeanne, ’77.

Peggy Fleming Tondorf, MA ’61 (French), of Los Altos, November 3, at 85. She received her BA from Louisiana State U. In the 1970s, she worked as a home teacher and discovered that many of her students were not in school because they were pregnant or had small children. She started a young mothers class, which helped them earn a high school diploma or GED. For her efforts, the received the Status of Women Award from the Los Altos/Mountain View chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) in 1977. Her husband, George, predeceased her. Survivors: two daughters, Lynne and Patti; one son, Richard; and two grandchildren.

Suzannah Abigail Bliss Tieman, PhD ’74 (psychology), of Niskayuna, N.Y., October 15, at 63. She earned her BS in psychology from Cornell and did postdoctoral work in neuroanatomy at CalTech and UC-San Francisco. She then became a research professor in neurobiology and biological sciences at the State U. of New York-Albany, where she worked from 1977 until her death. Her published research was supported by grants from the National Eye.