Faculty and Staff
Gene Howard Golub, of Stanford, November 16, at 75, of leukemia. He earned three mathematics degrees, including his doctorate, from the U. of Illinois, and joined the Stanford faculty in 1962. He founded the computer science department in the 1960s. A pioneer in the field of numerical analysis, he was nominated in 2007 for the Turing Award for his accomplishments using computations for solving complex problems.
Seymour “Gig” Levine, of Davis, Calif., October 31, at 82. He was professor emeritus of psychiatry and during the 1950s, '60s and '70s, did research on the effect of neonatal experience on adult behavior, stress responsiveness and immune system responsivity. He served in the Army during World War II and was wounded in the Battle of the Bulge. After earning a PhD in psychology from New York U. in 1952, he held faculty positions in the department of psychiatry at Ohio State U. from 1956 to 1960. He came to Stanford in 1962 and retired in 1995. From 1999 until his death, he worked in the department of psychiatry at UC-Davis. He served as director of the neurosciences program at the U. of Delaware from 1995-2000 and was a Ford Foundation Fellow at the U. of London from 1960-1962. He wrote or co-authored more than 400 papers in developmental psychobiology. In 2000, he received the lifetime achievement award from the International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology. Survivors: his wife of 58 years, Barbara; two daughters, Leslie McGhie and Alicia; one son, Robert; and four grandchildren.
Ernest H. Renzel Jr., '29 (economics), of San Jose, September 15, at 100. He was a member of Sigma Nu/Beta Chi fraternity and in 1995 was recognized for 20 years of volunteer service to the Stanford Alumni Association. He was president of the E.H. Renzel Company, a wholesale grocery business, for many years. An active civic leader, he was mayor of San Jose from 1944 to 1946. Considered the “Father of the San Jose International Airport” for finding land for the airport and spearheading the effort to acquire it. He served as president of the San Jose Rotary Club and was active in many other social and civic organizations. His wife of 63 years, Emily, died in 1999. Survivors: one son, Ernest III, '59; four daughters, Gretchen Kriss, '62, Lucinda Pecota, Emily and Jennifer, '65, MA '66, MS '77; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Elizabeth P. Lilienthal Gerstley, '35, of Atherton, October 8, at 94. She worked for causes including Planned Parenthood, the League of Women Voters, the Nature Conservancy and the Filoli Gardens in Woodside. In 1973, her family home, the Haas-Lilienthal House (considered by many to be the acme of San Francisco Victorian homes) was presented to San Francisco Architectural Heritage. Her husband, James, a executive in the mining business and one of the developers of Boraxo, died earlier in 2007. Survivors: one son, James; one daughter, Anne Pieper; one granddaughter; and two great-granddaughters.
Richard Carl Morrison, '35 (pre-clinical medicine), MD '41, of Puako, Hawaii, September 21, at 93, of Alzheimer's disease. He was a member of the rugby team and of Theta Chi fraternity. He was a lieutenant commander in the Navy during World War II. Upon returning from war, he completed his medical residency at New York Hospital before coming to San Mateo, where he practiced obstetrics and gynecology from 1951 to 1976. During this time, he was one of the founders of Carlmont Convalescent Hospital. His former wife, Elizabeth (Bradley, '41, MD '45), predeceased him. Survivors: his wife of 33 years, Mary (Miles, '52); two sons, Angus, PhD '73, and Rory; one daughter, Mirra, MS '91; two stepsons, James, '83, and Robert Bremner; one stepdaughter, Elizabeth Bremner; and many grandchildren and stepgrandchildren.
Harold Aubrey Sorsby, '35 (political science), of Laguna Hills, Calif., October 1, at 94. Survivors include his wife, Patsy.
Richard B. Hooper, '37 (social science/social thought), of Kirkland, Wash., October 8, at 91. In 1940 he graduated from Harvard Law School. He was admitted to the Washington State Bar Association that year and admitted to the Bar of the U.S. Supreme Court in 1967. He practiced with Jones and Grey (now Stoel, Rives, LLC) He was vice president for Herron, Hooper and Company and president and director for R.B. Hooper and Company. He served in the Navy Seabees for 25 years, retiring as a captain, and served as a leader in many organizations, including as a classic car judge. Survivors: his wife, Carol; one son, Richard Jr.; one daughter, Barbara; and two grandchildren.
Betty Jane Brown Duncan, '38 (social science/social thought), of Atlantic Beach, Fla. Survivors include a daughter, Debbie Monte.
Perry Jean Bradford McGilvray, '39 (French), of Portola Valley, October 17, at 90. She served as alumnae secretary at Castilleja School in Palo Alto for nearly 20 years, and was active in gardening clubs. Her husband, Scott, '39, died in 1971. Survivors: one son, Scott, '66, MBA '68; one daughter, Anne Kasten, '70; two grandsons; and two great-granddaughters.
Dorothy Margaret “Dotty” Barker Wright, '39 (social science/social thought), of Auburn, Calif., August 2, at 90. She worked as a secretary and was an associate of the Sisters of the Transfiguration and member of the Clan of Douglas Society of Scottish Descendants. Her husband, John, '39, predeceased her. Survivors: one daughter, Carolyn Richardson; one son, Bruce; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one sister; and one brother.
Jeanne Marion Bouchard Hinckley Perry, '40 (social science/social thought), of Portola Valley, October 4, at 87. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. Her husband, Robert, '31, predeceased her. Survivors: two sons, Kent Hinckley, '65, and David Hinckley; one daughter, Hilary Hinckley; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Charles E. Burton, '41 (general engineering), of Soquel, Calif., September 19, at 87. He was a charter member of the Stanford Founding Grant Society and Theta Chi fraternity. He worked on the construction of the Oakland shipyards and the Naval Ordnance Plant in Idaho before working on railroads in Brazil. He also worked on a hydroelectric project for Rio de Janeiro. Later, he worked to rebuild the Alaskan Railroad from Anchorage to Fairbanks, and on Denver hydroelectric projects. In 1950 he opened a company in San Carlos, Calif., to market Swedish mining and construction equipment for Atlas Copco. In 1962, he became president of Atlas Copco. After serving as police commissioner in Saddle River, N.J., he retired in 1978 and practiced sustainable forestry. Survivors: his wife of 64 years, Jane; one daughter, Dorothy Alexander; two sons, Fred and Dick; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Douglas Bennett Guy, '41 (communication), of Los Altos, October 24, at 88. He served in the Army Medical Administrative Corps during World War II, and later worked in advertising in San Francisco before opening an advertising and marketing agency in Palo Alto. He also developed a variety of mail order products. His wife of 58 years, Virginia “Jinks,” died in 2002. Survivors: four daughters, Dianne Hoge, Joanne Welti, Denise Incerpi and Terrie Bugay; two sons, David and Larry; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a brother.
Kenneth Inskip Jones Jr., '41 (German studies), MBA '43, JD '49, of Santa Rosa, Calif., October 30, at 87. He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and served in the Army during World War II. He worked for Wilson, Jones, Morton & Lynch of San Mateo for many years. In 1978, he and colleagues established Jones, Hall, Hill & White, specializing in municipal bonds and headquartered in San Francisco. He was a member of many professional organizations. He was preceded in death by wives MaryAlice, Judy and Diane, and daughters Pamela and Julie. Survivors: one son, Skip; three stepdaughters, Allyson, Kristin and Sherry; and one grandson.
Janet Adele “Nan” Tillson Birmingham, '44 (speech and drama), of San Antonio, October 10, at 83. She was a member of Theta sorority. She worked as a disc jockey at CBS before becoming a journalist. She authored numerous travel and special interest stories for Towne & Country, and wrote the book Store. Survivors: two sons, Mark and Carey; one daughter, Harriet; one granddaughter; and a sister.
John R. Van Nuys, '44 (mechanical engineering), of Redwood City, October 19, at 85, of pulmonary fibrosis. He managed an engineering firm for 36 years and retired in 2001. Survivors: his wife of 61 years, Virginia; three daughters, Jenny Garcia, Karen Bernardo, PhD '90, and Betsy; one son, Mark; eight grandchildren; one great-grandson; and a sister.
Marilyn Louise Spencer Crawford, '46 (School of Nursing), of Sacramento, September 6, at 83. She worked at Redlands Hospital until moving to Sacramento, where she was a labor and delivery nurse at Sutter Memorial Hospital until 1963. She then became a school nurse for the Sacramento City Unified School District until 1985. She was active in civic organizations. Her husband, Jack, died in 2005, and her son, James, died in 2007. Survivors: one son, John; one daughter, Suzanne Abbott; four grandchildren; and a brother.
Richard Price Jobe, '46 (pre-clinical medicine), MD '49, of Scotts Valley, Calif., October 20, at 82, of cancer. He was a clinical professor of plastic surgery at Stanford's Medical Center. He served as an Army surgeon in a MASH unit in Korea, and following discharge, trained at the U. of Pittsburgh in plastic surgery before beginning a 40-year practice in Mountain View. He became a clinical professor at Stanford in 1966. He spent at least one month each year traveling with charitable groups to perform surgeries to repair cleft lips and palates. He was an early organizer and president of Interplast, the first volunteer surgical foundation to provide free reconstructive surgery in developing nations. He was the inventor of a device that allows people with facial palsy to close and open their eyelids by attaching a sliver of gold to the inside of the lid, and of a failed condom intended to stamp out AIDS in countries where contraception was an unfamiliar concept. After retirement in 2000, he and his wife started Earthspeak, a nonprofit agency that teaches parents in poor countries to administer speech therapy to their children after cleft lips or palates have been repaired. Earthspeak has programs in seven countries. He was involved with many professional organizations, including serving as president of the California Society of Plastic Surgeons and president of Interplast. He received the Outstanding Medical Achievement Award in 2000 from the San Jose Surgical Society. Survivors: his wife, Andi; four sons, Gregg, Scott and Allen Young, and Keith; two daughters, Hilary Freeman and Meg Brede; and seven grandchildren.
Roy Drew Putty, '47 (mechanical engineering), MBA '53, of Sacramento, September 13, at 85. He was a member of the tennis team. He served in World War II in OCS and became a first lieutenant. He worked for 29 years with IBM as a sales and marketing manager, and was active in tennis clubs. Survivors: his wife of 59 years, Enola “Andy,” '48; two daughters, Jill Shepherd and Kim Cimino; two sons, Brian and Roger; and eight grandchildren.
William Warner Stephenson Jr., '49 (civil engineering), of Long Beach, Calif., November 9, at 83, of prostate cancer. He was a member of the basketball team and worked as a civil engineer for 40 years, founding WW Stephenson Construction Co. in 1977. Survivors: his wife of 59 years, Doris (Ryan, '48); two daughters, Kathleen, '71, and Doreen; three sons, Don, Bill, '76, and John; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Arthur L. Henry, '50 (communication), of Monterey, Calif., October 11, at 80. He served in the Army during World War II. He worked as editor of the Livermore Herald before becoming an administrator at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He served on the Livermore Library Board, Valley Memorial Hospital Board and Fallbrook Planning Commission, and was past president of the Fallbrook Friends of the Library. Survivors: his wife, Elizabeth; two sons, Arthur Jr. and Kenneth; four grandchildren; one sister; and one brother.
Robert Eugene Tuthill, '50 (economics), of Menlo Park, October 15, at 79, of Lewy Body disease. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. After serving as a lieutenant in the Air Force, he began a career with Liberty Mutual Insurance in San Francisco. Later, he joined California Casualty Management Co., where he rose to the position of senior vice president. In retirement, he volunteered as a nature docent at Filoli Gardens. Survivors: his wife, Molly; one son, Mark; two daughters, Kathryn Thome and Cynthia; three grandchildren; and a brother.
Vito Vincent Gaiera, '51 (biological sciences), MD '56, of Vacaville, Calif., May 18, at 77. He started a family practice in Antioch, Calif., in 1960, but after 15 years joined the Navy. He returned to medicine in 1998. He was predeceased by his wife, Marie, and a daughter, Maria. Survivors: his wife, Barbara; one son, Emile; four daughters, Stephanie Carney, Antonia Bentley, Tracy McCoy and Laurie Woods; six grandchildren; and a sister.
Roberta Aline Martin Rodgers, '51 (education), of Los Altos, October 25, at 78, of melanoma. She was a primary school teacher. Survivors: her husband, Joseph, '51, MS '53; and a brother.
Joan Lee Pomery Isham, '52 (education), of Gold River, Calif., August 26, at 76. She was Phi Beta Kappa. Her early career was in elementary education and later she earned a master's in special education from Cal State U.-Chico. She was distinguished as a mentor teacher in the San Juan (Calif.) Unified School District and was a district resource specialist. She retired in 1993 and was active in various organizations and women's clubs. Survivors: her husband of 57 years, Bill, '50; one son, John; one daughter, Carol O'Neill; and two grandchildren.
Meyer Scher, '52 (social science/social thought), of Palo Alto, November 18, at 86. He attended Brooklyn College, served in the Navy, and worked as a welder before completing his degree at Stanford. He graduated from San Francisco Law School and opened his firm, Scher and Fernandez (now Scher and Bassett), in Sunnyvale. He worked as a lawyer for 50 years. Active in the Jewish community, he was a founding member of Congregation Kol Emeth in Palo Alto, and was founder of B'nai Brith of Palo Alto. His son, Arnold, died in July. Survivors: his wife of 63 years, Hannah; five sons, Les, Danny, '73, MBA '75, Robert, Eddie and Jerry; 15 grand-children; and two great-grandchildren.
Maxine F. Pierce Frost, '53 (history), of Riverside, Calif., November 27, at 76, of lung cancer. After working as a substitute teacher, in 1965 she was asked to serve on the Riverside (Calif.) Unified School District's committee for desegregation implementation, ushering in one of the first voluntarily desegregated large school districts in the nation. She joined the school district's board of trustees in 1967 and served for 40 years. She participated in numerous statewide boards, including serving as president of the California School Boards Association in 1982. She brought the Advancement Via Individual Determination program—a college preparatory elective for students who are underrepresented at universities—to Riverside schools. She received the Ferd. Kiesel Memorial Distinguished Service Award from the Association of California School Administrators for her lifetime commitment to the students of California. The next elementary school constructed in Riverside is to be named the Maxine Frost Elementary School. Her husband, Matt, '52, predeceased her. Survivors: two sons, Douglas, '77, and Grant; one daughter, Anne Francis; four grandchildren; and a sister.
Robert Fulton Cathcart III, '54 (economics), of Portola Valley, October 17, at 75. He was known for work using high doses of vitamin C to overcome viral illnesses. After earning a medical degree from UC-San Francisco and serving in the Army, he practiced in San Mateo and later, Incline Village and Los Altos. An orthopedic surgeon, he expanded his practice to include providing vitamin C treatments for conditions ranging from the common cold to hepatitis, as well as providing counseling on nutrition and preventive medicine, after finding that a high dose of vitamin C helped relieve his own hay fever symptoms. He was also well known for designing a prosthesis to replace the top of the femur bone, improving on previous designs by realizing that the optimal design was an ellipse, not a round ball. He was a member of various medical societies. Among his professional awards was the 2002 Linus Pauling Award by the Society for Orthomolecular Health-Medicine. Survivors: his partner of 27 years, Alice Schenk, '63; two daughters, Lisa and Holly; one son, Rob; two stepdaughters, Suzanne and Debra Schenk; and one brother.
Robert E. Christophel, '54 (social science/social thought), MBA '58, of Sacramento, November 1, at 75, of lymphoma. Survivors: his wife, Gretchen (Gilkey, '55); one daughter, Caroline Wainwright; one son, Rob; two grandchildren; and a brother.
Jane Beber Abramson, '55, of Chicago, November 21, at 73, of complications from lymphoma. She was a psychologist who wrote a book about mother-daughter relationships and was an opponent of the death penalty who contributed to an award-winning film, The Innocent, about exonerated Death Row inmates. She transferred to Sarah Lawrance College, earned a master's from Roosevelt U. and, in 1984, was awarded a doctorate in psychology from Northwestern U. She worked at a mental health clinic before opening a private psychotherapy practice. She was on the national board of Murder victims' Families for Human Rights and was a founding member of the board of directors at the Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern U.'s School of Law. Survivors: her husband, Floyd; one son, Paul; three daughters, Anne, Amy and Rachel; and a granddaughter.
Waldon Durand “Randy” Hurst, '55 (geology), of Huntington Beach, Calif., August 31, at 74. He was a member of Kappa Alpha fraternity and served in the Navy for three years. He launched and was president of Ranmar, Inc., a sales representative company for the petroleum industry, and later, launched Environmental Techniques, Inc., where he also was president. Survivors: his wife, Mary; two sons, Scott and Brian; and five grandchildren.
Julian Theodore “Buz” Hoff, '58 (biological sciences), of Ann Arbor, Mich., April 16, 2007, at 70, of leukemia. He was a member of Theta Xi fraternity and graduated from New York Hospital Cornell Medical School. He was a captain in the Army medical corps and, in 1966, began neurosurgery training. He joined the UC-San Francisco faculty, becoming a full professor in 1978. He had numerous scholarly publications, an NIH grant and many teaching awards. In 1981 he went to Michigan to head the neurosurgery department, serving as chair for 25 years. He received the Senator Jacob Javitz Neuroscience Award in 1985 and in 1992, and was active in professional organizations, including serving as president of three national neurosurgery societies and as chair of the American Board of Neurological Surgeons. In 1999 he was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and won many other awards. He retired from clinical neurosurgery in 2006. Survivors: his wife of 45 years, Diane; one son, Paul Theodore; and two daughters, Julia Anne Haughey and Allison.
Peter J. Hoagland, '63 (international relations), of Chevy Chase, Md., October 30, at 66, of Parkinson's disease. He was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity and served in the Army during the Vietnam War. He graduated from Yale Law School in 1968 and worked as an intern for Republican Senator Roman Hruska before turning to the Democratic Party in 1974. He was elected to the Nebraska state Legislature in 1978 and served two terms. Later, he campaigned for the U.S. House in the 2nd District and won a seat. He represented the Omaha area for three terms in the House—from 1989 to 1995. After, he practiced law in Washington, D.C. Survivors: his wife, Barbara; two daughters, Katherine and Elizabeth; three sons, Christopher, David and Nicholas; and a brother, Laurance, '58.
Darien L. Belanger, '68 (mathematics), of Oakland, Calif., May 12, 2005, of esophageal cancer. Survivors: his wife, Susan Clements; and a sister.
Daniel Thomas Cook, '69 (political science), of San Mateo, November 16, at 65, of complications from pneumonia following cancer. After graduating, he continued working as news and PR director for KZSU, and over the next 30 years worked in editorial positions at numerous magazines and newspapers, including several years as editor of Air Safety Week, where he received the Aviation Space Writers Associations premier award of excellence for general aviation and the Flight Safety Foundation's Cecil A. Brownlow award for outstanding contributions to international aviation safety awareness. Later, he worked for McGraw-Hill and then became editor in chief of Military Aerospace Technology, leaving to return to California when he acquired lung cancer. He served as bureau chief for the wa-haka Survivors: three sisters.
Barbara Fenner Sjostrom, '71 (psychology), of Rockford, Ill., June 17, at 57, of leiomyosarcoma. She began work as a mental health counselor for Winnebago County in Rockford in 1971. She continued as a social worker as well as a volunteer for many local agencies and organizations. She earned a master's degree in public administration from Northern Illinois U. at De Kalb. She conducted research on Multiple Sclerosis at the U. of Illinois Medical School. Survivors: her husband of 34 years, Mark; her parents, John, JD '51, and Dorothy Fenner; and two brothers.
Darlene Carol Badal Brinker, '75 (history), of Wayne, Pa., November 16, at 54, of breast cancer. She was an RA in Donner. She worked in admissions at Stanford before earning an MBA at UCLA. She worked for the advertising agency Doyle, Dane, Bernbach before working part time as a marketing consultant. Later, she was marketing director with Lilly Pulitzer, a resort-wear company based in King of Prussia, Pa. She retired in 2005. Survivors: her husband, Barry, '75; one son, Mark; one daughter, Amy; her parents, Al, MA '57, PhD '59, and Elvira Badal; one brother; and one sister.
Brian Richard Webster, '03 (biological sciences and history), of Anacortes, Wash., September 2, at 26, in an accident. A former figure skater at the national level, he was a fourth-year medical student at UC-San Diego pursuing neuropathology. At Stanford, he participated in research with Dr. Robert Sapolsky and Dr. Stuart Thompson and graduated Phi Beta Kappa. He served as chair of the judicial panel and worked in the Office of Students with Disabilities. Before starting medical school, he taught English in Taipei, Taiwan. In 2005, he received a Howard Hughes scholarship to perform neurological research at the National Institute of Health in Maryland. Survivors: his parents, Donald and Patricia Webster; one sister, Carla; and one brother, Eric.
Rymund Pabst Wurlitzer, MBA '47, of Whitefish Bay, Wis., October 15, at 85, of pneumonia. He served in the Navy Reserve during World War II. In 1953, he started work with First Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He acquired a controlling interest in Citizens Bank of Delavan in 1968 and of Sharon State Bank in 1970, continuing work at First Wisconsin until 1978 and working at the smaller banks evenings and weekends. During his tenure, both banks ranked at the top of state and national return lists. In 1994, the banks were sold to Marshall & Ilsley Corp. A son, Prescott, predeceased him, and his wife of 63 years, Margaret “Peggy,” died September 9. Survivors: five daughters, Margaret Steinmetz, Kristina Harvey, Amy Hopkins, Wendy and Heidi; numerous grandchildren; two sisters; and two brothers.
Diane Jane Thoreau, MA '44, of Ventura, Calif., November 4. She graduated from Scripps College before attending Stanford. She lived in numerous states before teaching English, public speaking and drama at Ventura (Calif.) Community College. Later, she taught at Ventura High School and then Buena High School. While at Buena, she became a guidance counselor and developed the Scholarship Night and College Night programs. She retired in 1982 and did consulting work and served with the community program Senior Readers Theatre. Survivors include a brother.
Ralph Waldo Keller, MA '48, EdD '51, of Stanford, November 3. He graduated from the U. of Maryland in 1938 and taught high school physical education and English before serving in the Army. During his military career, he served in several states as well as Tel Aviv, Israel, where he was special assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force for three years. In 1965, he retired from the Air Force and took the position of director of career planning and placement at Stanford until 1985. After, he became associate dean for alumni relations in the School of Education. Survivors: his wife of 68 years, Jane; two sons, Richard and James, '72; one daughter, Barbara Stone; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one sister.
Raymond A. Slattery, Gr. '64, of North Highlands, Calif., September 13, at 86. He retired in 1994 from the California Community Colleges' Chancellor's Office after educational positions in Avenal and Livingston, Calif. He was a member of many social and civic organizations, including serving as president of Terrace Musicale and Caprice Dance Clubs. Survivors: his wife, Barbara; two daughters, Leslie Hannay and Shelley Nolen; one stepdaughter, Susan Cowley; and one stepson, Richard Oliveira.
Deborah Y. Kim Emery, PhD '04, of Menlo Park, October 30, at 35, of a stroke. She earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from UC-Berkeley in 1994 and worked with several nonprofit organizations. After graduating from Stanford, she joined SRI International as an educational researcher. She was a research associate at the John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities. An educational psychologist, she focused on the developmental and social aspects of learning as they relate to the connecting academic research with hands-on practice in schools and the community. She co-taught a Stanford course, Contexts That Promote Youth Development, in the School of Education. She previously co-taught Designing Learning Spaces. Survivors: her husband, Brian; one daughter, Kaia; her parents, James and Agnes Kim; and a sister.
William M. Wittress, MS '65 (industrial engineering), of Renton, Wash., November 5, at 65, of cancer. He graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1964. He earned an MBA from Wright State U. in Ohio and his law degree from Seattle U. For 22 years, he served in the Air Force. His career included executive management, finance, program management and strategic planning in the development of cutting-edge aircraft, missiles and satellites. He led the team that successfully launched the first satellite into geosynchronous orbit of the earth. He retired from the Air Force in 1987 and became business manager for a supercomputer network for Boeing's Australia office. Survivors: his wife of 43 years, Jeanne; one daughter, Cristine; one son, William III; one grandson; and a sister.
Humanities and Sciences
Kenneth L. Cooke, MS '49, PhD '52 (mathematics), of Claremont, Calif., August 25, at 82, of a brain tumor. He served in the Navy during World War II as a radar and radio technician before graduating from Pomona College in 1947. After earning his PhD, he taught at Washington State U. for seven years before joining the Pomona College faculty in 1957. He served as chair of his department for a decade. Professor emeritus at Pomona College, he was known for his work in mathematical biology, particulary his study of epidemics, including AIDS. He authored 10 textbooks and nearly 100 scientific articles. He was a founder of a field known as delay differential equations. Survivors: his wife, Margaret; two daughters, Catherine and Susan; one son, Robert; and seven grandchildren.
Patsy Ann Williams Moore, MS '59 (statistics), of Palo Alto, October 29, at 72, of complications from a fall. She earned her bachelor's degree from the U. of Oregon in 1957. She worked for Philco Corporation and later was active in charitable work. She was active in many civic and social organizations. Since 1991, she had worked as wedding and event coordinator for the First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto. Her husband, Henry Moore, MS '59, PhD '65, predeceased her. Survivors: two sons, Daniel and Donald; one daughter, Laura; four grandchildren; her mother, Louise Williams; and a brother.