Obituaries - July/August 2003

Faculty and Staff

Rolf A. Faste, of Stanford, March 6, at 59, of esophageal cancer. He was associate professor of mechanical engineering and director of the product design program, a joint program of the mechanical engineering and art departments. He earned a bachelor’s degree in 1965 from Stevens Institute of Technology, a master’s in 1972 from Tufts U. and, in 1977, a second bachelor’s degree in architecture from Syracuse U. After teaching design at Syracuse U., he came to Stanford in 1984. He designed and helped develop many products, including medical devices, and held five patents. He also taught at the Stanford Center for Technology and Innovation in Kyoto, Japan. He and his wife served as resident fellows at Toyon Hall for nine years. Survivors: his wife, Linda; two sons, Trygve and Haakon; his brother; his sister; and his mother.

Robert J. Giguere, of Mountain View, February 10, at 83, of cancer. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Holy Cross College and his master’s in literature from Boston U. in 1941. In 1945, he was ordained a priest at Catholic U. and went on to study at the Sulpician Seminary, receiving his PhD in philosophy from Catholic U. in 1950. He was associate chaplain at St. Ann’s Newman Center in Palo Alto and at Stanford from the early 1950s to 1981. In addition, he taught at St. Joseph’s and St. Patrick’s colleges, St. Patrick’s Seminary, Santa Clara U. and the College of Notre Dame.

Walter E. Hoadley, of Reno, Nev., February 19, at 86, of pneumonia. He was a senior research fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution. He earned his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees at UC-Berkeley. He was chief economist and executive vice president of the Bank of America in San Francisco, senior economist at Federal Reserve banks in Chicago and Philadelphia, and a regent of the University of California. He served as president of the Commonwealth Club of California in 1987 and was a commentator for Fox television. Survivors: his wife of 63 years, Virginia; and his son, Dick.

William “Bill” Kirk, of Atherton, February 14, at 76, of cancer. He earned his bachelor’s degree in history from Cornell University in 1952. In 1956, he began working for the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center as a technical writer, and he continued to work at SLAC for 37 years. He was the founding editor in 1994 of Beam Line, the quarterly particle physics magazine. Survivors: his daughter, Betsy Forrest; his son, John; and two grandchildren.

Wolfgang E. Kuhn, of Stanford, March 10, at 88, of heart failure. He was professor emeritus of music and education and a pioneer in computer-assisted instruction in music. He earned a bachelor’s degree in music in 1936, a master’s degree in 1943, and his doctorate in music education in 1953, all from the U. of Illinois. After heading the music programs at the U. of Illinois and the U. of Colorado, he came to Stanford, where he oversaw the graduate programs in music education at the School of Education and the department of music. In 1973, with curriculum and systems programmer Paul Lorton Jr., PhD ’73, he developed a computerized system to teach music skills; in 1982, they released MusicMaster software. His wife of 56 years, Mary, died in 1995. Survivors: three daughters, Virginia Day, Suanna Breed and Elizabeth Bacchetti; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Jan F. Triska, of Menlo Park, February 20, at 81. He was professor emeritus of political science. During World War II, he was deported from Czechoslovakia to a Nazi labor camp; he fled communist Czechoslovakia in 1948. He earned law degrees from Yale Law School in 1950 and 1952 and his doctorate in political science from Harvard in 1957. After working at the Hoover Institution, he taught at UC-Berkeley and Cornell, joining Stanford’s political science department in 1960. He headed the Stanford Studies of the Communist System, co-chaired the International Rela­tions Program from 1983 to 1987, directed the Overseas Study Program in Poland and chaired the department of political science four times. He retired in 1989. The author of 14 books, more than 60 articles and two monograph series, he received many awards, including the Medal of Merit in 2002 for service to the Czech Republic. Survivors: his wife of 51 years, Carmel; two sons, Mark, ’79, and John, ’81; four granddaughters; and a sister.


Clarence William “Clu” Carey, ’25, of Menlo Park, March 4, at 100. He was an economics major and a member of Kappa Sigma and the Band. After graduating from UC-San Francisco Dental School, he practiced for 10 years in San Jose until moving to Palo Alto in 1941; he retired in 1977. An inventor of orthodontic appliances and a fellow of the International College of Dentists, he taught at several universities and published many professional papers. He played violin and viola in the Bohemian Club orchestra for 35 years and in the Strollers, a quintet he co-founded, for 25 years. His wife of 52 years, Leone, died in 1985. Survivors: two daughters, Patricia Urbain and Diantha Jayred; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 

Donald Eastman Clark, ’25, Engr. ’26, of Coronado, Calif., January 26, at 98. A chemistry major, he was a member of Phi Delta Theta and the men’s soccer team. In 1931, he joined the Kelco Co., the West Coast’s main harvester and processor of kelp, as a production manager. He became president of the company in 1950 and retired in 1969. He served on the boards of the San Diego Natural History Museum and the Coronado Hospital. His wife of 60 years, Lila, died in 1990. His brothers, Birge, ’14, and David, ’26, and his sister, Esther, ’21, MD ’25, also predeceased him. Survivors: two sons, Aldon, ’54, MD ’57, and Garet; his daughter, Margaret Bobertz, ’56; 12 grandchildren, including Karen Clark Baker, ’78; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Dorothy Chilcott Burke, ’29, of Menlo Park, December 9, at 94. She majored in French and was a member of Chi Omega. A founding member of the Archives Committee of the Redwood City Public Library, she served as its secretary for nearly 10 years. Her husband of 23 years, Bill, ’31, Engr. ’33, predeceased her. Survivors: two sons, Randall and Gary; her daughter, Margaret; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. 

Ruth Elizabeth “Tin” Tinsley Storey, ’29, MA ’31, PhD ’37, of Palo Alto, February 2, at 95, of respiratory and heart failure. A psychology major and member of Kappa Alpha Theta, she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Cap and Gown. After working as a school psychologist and a re­searcher for Stanford and the Ford Foundation, she supervised the foreign graduate admissions program at Stanford until her retirement in 1977. Her husband of 48 years, Dean, ’26, MD ’37, died in 1981. Survivors: two sons, Stephen, MD ’65, and James; two daughters, Jane Botsford, ’65, and Elizabeth; five grandchildren, including Amy Rattner, ’95, MA ’96; and five great-grand­children. 


William M. Clough, ’30, of San Marcos, Calif., December 4, at 94. He was a member of Delta Chi. He left Stanford to become a pilot, and his work centered on airplanes and airport businesses. His wife of 50 years, Marian, predeceased him. Survivors: his second wife, of 10 years, Connie; his son, William; his daughter, Sarah Paxton; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and four stepchildren, including Caroline Kyle Parrish, ’60.

Cameron W. Wolfe, ’31, of Piedmont, Calif., Decem­ber 19, at 92, of pneumonia. A political science major, he was a member of Zeta Psi and a Chaparral magazine staffer. He earned his law degree from UC-Berkeley in 1934 and then worked as assistant district attorney under Earl Warren. During World War II, he served as a code breaker at the rank of lieutenant commander. After­ward, he began his own practice and, from 1946 to 1971, served as U.S. commissioner and U.S. magistrate in Oakland. At 65, he was appointed U.S. bankruptcy judge for the Northern District of California and was senior bankruptcy judge until his retirement at 81. Survivors: his wife of 66 years, Jean; three sons, Cameron Jr., Bruce and Robert; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and his sister. 

Howard F. Uphoff, ’32, MA ’39, of Culpeper, Va., February 15, at 94. He was an English major. Survivors include his daughter, Linda.

Joseph H. Davis, ’33, MD ’38, of Menlo Park, March 5, at 88, of heart failure. He was a physical science major. During World War II, he served in the Army Medical Corps. He joined the Palo Alto Medical Clinic in 1946, as its second pediatrician. The department was renamed the Esther Clark and Joseph Davis Department of Pediatrics in 2000. During his 52-year career, he was a member of the Stanford Medical School clinical faculty and headed the pediatrics department of Stanford’s student health center for 11 years; he also founded the Boy Scouts Medical Explorers Post at the Palo Alto Clinic. After his retirement, he volunteered at the Drew Medical Center in East Palo Alto and Samaritan House Free Clinic in Redwood City. He was honored with the 2003 Tall Tree Award for “outstanding professional” by the Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce. His wife, Carol, died in 1998. Survivors: his son, Leland; two daughters, Nancy Levy and Betsy Faen; and six grandchildren.

Calhoun “Cal” Shorts, ’33, of Mercer Island, Wash., in March, at 92. An economics major, he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon. He earned his law degree from the U. of Washing­ton. During World War II, he served as a Naval officer and navigator. He later started Fiberpane, a plastics fabrication business. In the 1950s, he returned to school for a teaching degree. He taught physics and chemistry at Seattle’s Queen Anne High School for 10 years. In 1984, he and his wife, Harriet, deeded their 7-acre property to the city of Bellevue for the Bellevue Botanical Garden. Harriet died in 1997. Survivors include his son, Binkley; and a brother, Bruce, ’31. 

Allen Dale Reedy, ’34, of Hillsboro, N.H., November 16, at 90. He was a mathematics major and member of the men’s track and field team. He taught high school in California for several years before becoming one of the early aviators for Pan American Airlines. 

Arthur F. Brown, ’35, of Forbestown, Calif. He was a political science major. Survivors include his wife.

Andrew Whitehouse Simpson III, ’35, of Carmel, Calif., January 8, at 88. He worked in the brokerage business with Schwabacher and Co. in San Francisco until 1940. In 1941, he acquired Western Die Casting Co. in Emeryville, Calif., and served as its president until 1985. He was a director of the Commercial Club of San Francisco and a third-generation director of the Bank of Stock­ton. Survivors: his wife of 50 years, Ann; three daughters, Pamela Davis, Suzanne Mattmiller and Diana Baldanza; two sons, Thomas Bowman and Andrew IV; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Samuel “Sam” Cummings Hair, ’36, of Charlotte, N.C., at 87, of lung cancer. He graduated from the U. of Chicago. During World War II, he served as a pilot in the Navy. He founded Interstate Advertising Co., which later became Naegele Outdoor Advertising Co., and served as president of the Charlotte Advertising Club. His memoir, Castle Park, was recently published. Survivors: his wife of 53 years, Elisabeth; four daughters, Camilla Bain, Elisabeth DeMarse, Stephanie and Julie; and six grandchildren.

Ralph Halsey Raymond, ’36, of Port Townsend, Wash., May 23, 2002, at 88, of heart disease. He majored in general engineering and was a member of El Cuadro. During World War II, he served as a communications sergeant in the Marine Corps. Following his retirement after 32 years with PT&T, he and his wife moved from Los Altos to Washington. Survivors: his wife of 64 years, Jean; his son, John; two grandchildren; and a ­sister.

Marion Russel Walker, ’36, of Ventura, Calif., July 28, 2002, at 87. He was a preclinical medicine major and member of the Band. After graduation, he returned to Ventura to take over the family ranch. He served as president of the American Iris Society and chaired the board of the Claremont School of Theology. Survivors: his wife of 65 years, Dorothy, ’36; four sons, Russell, Donald, Philip and Steven; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. 

Clifton H. Woodhams Jr., ’36, of Palo Alto, March 3, at 88. He majored in general engineering. From 1936 to 1950, he managed the Johnson-Williams Electronics Co. He then joined San Mateo County Title Co. and was president from 1965 until his retirement in 1979. Survivors: his wife, Gladys; three daughters, Judith Collas, Jeanne Saier and Janet Roberts; two sons, Thomas and Richard; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; his brother, Wilbur, ’38; and his sister, Carol Peters, ’41. 

Louis J. Bitterlin, ’37, MA ’49, of San Diego, Calif., January 20, at 88, of complications from a stroke. He was a political science major and member of Alpha Delta Phi. After teaching and coaching at the California Military Academy in Los Angeles, he became headmaster of Brown Military Academy in Pacific Beach, Calif., and, in 1958, co-founded the San Diego Military Academy in Solana Beach, Calif. He served as president of the Western Association of Private Schools and published The Four Academies (1996), a history of private military education in San Diego. Survivors: five children, Victoria Guidi, Gretchen, Mark, Chris and Jody; and eight grandchildren.

Sergius M. Bryner, ’37, MD ’41, of Menlo Park, February 10, at 87. He majored in biological sciences. During World War II, he served as a captain in the Army. In 1948, he joined the Palo Alto Medical Clinic as an internist and later served as chief of cardiology. After retiring, he was chief of electrocardiology for the Stanford Medical Center. Survivors: his wife, Ann; four daughters, Carol, Marget, Kitty and Suzanne; his son, James; one grandchild; three great-grandchildren; and his brother, Cyril, ’31.

William Goldner, ’37, of Danville, Calif., January 18, at 88, of Parkinson’s disease. He majored in economics. During World War II, he served in the Army. In 1955, he earned his PhD in economics from UC-Berkeley. He taught statistics at Bowling Green State U. for three years, then returned to teach at Berkeley and other Bay Area universities until 1987. He headed the design team for the Bay Area Transportation Study Commission’s projective land use model and authored three Association of Bay Area Governments publications. Survivors: his wife of 21 years, Sally Germain; two sons, Loren and Michael; one stepson; one stepdaughter; and four stepgrand­children.

Chester W. Olcott, ’38, of Newport, Ore., February 15, at 88. He was a social science and social thought major and a member of Phi Delta Theta and the football team. During World War II, he served in the Navy and spent four years in a prisoner of war camp in Japan. He worked for the Lincoln County (Ore.) public utilities department until his retirement in 1976. An avid outdoorsman, he was a lifetime member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary. His wife, Helen, died in 2002. Survivors: two brothers; two nephews; and a niece.

Mervyn Wangenheim Jr., ’38, of Friday Harbor, Wash., February 12, at 85, of complications from hip surgery. He was an economics major, member of El Toro and manager of the men’s track team. He worked for California Food Processors until 1948 and then founded the Granny Goose snack food company with his father and brother. In 1969, he sold the company and bought a cable TV company that served Northern California mountain communities. He later worked as a freelance financial adviser. Survivors: his wife, Laurie; two daughters, Anne Cronin and Betsy Blakeslee; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.


Edmund P. Lobherr, ’40, of Pacific Palisades, Calif., January 18, at 86. He was a general engineering major and member of Kappa Alpha. He worked for McDonnell Douglas and spent his career in defense and space development. He retired in 1986 as a vice president with TRW. His wife of 63 years, Helene, died five days after he did. Survivors: two sons, Stephen and Scott; his daughter, Sally Killeen; four grandchildren; one great-grandson; and his sister.

Arthur John Olsen, ’40, of Pebble Beach, Calif., January 17, at 88. He was an economics major and member of Kappa Sigma. During World War II, he served as an engineering officer in the Navy. He joined FMC Corp. in 1946 and retired in 1978 as vice president of FMC’s machinery division. After retirement, he became part owner and financial vice president of Carmel Travel. He was a senior fellow of the Monterey Institute of Inter­national Studies and was active in the Friends of Hopkins Marine Station. Survivors: his wife of 58 years, Marilyn, ’42; his daughter, Kristin Minot, ’70; his son, Erik; four grandchildren; and his brother.

Charles Gilbert Bragg, ’41, of La Cañada, Calif., at 82. He was a chemistry major and member of Theta Xi. He worked as a chemical engineer before becoming a stockbroker in Los Angeles. Survivors: his wife, Martha Ann, ’43; two daughters, Nancy and Janet; two sons, Quincy and Charles, ’67; and two grandchildren.

William Henry Doheny Sr., ’41, of Los Angeles, January 12, at 83. He was a general engineering major and member of the baseball team. During World War II, he served in the Navy Reserve. He worked in the oil and gas industry, served for 36 years on the Unocal Corp. board and was involved in various philanthropies. Survivors: his wife, Onnalee Olson; his son, William, ’69; his daughter, Wendy McWethy, ’71; and his brother, Patrick, ’45.

Elsa Ruth McMurphy Preminger, ’41, of Palo Alto, February 3, at 83, of pulmonary disease. She attended graduate school at UC-Berkeley and, for six years, was a social worker in the Alameda County probation office. She was a member of many philanthropic and civic organizations. Her husband of 53 years, Ralph, ’40, died in 1995. Survivors: two sons, Steve and Kenneth, ’75, MA ’76; two daughters, Sue Madrigal and Jean; and five grandchildren.

Theodore K. “TK” Meyer, ’42, of San Francisco, February 1, at 82, of congestive heart failure. During World War II, he worked for Pan American Airlines as a mechanic. Afterward, he joined the family construction business, Theo. G. Meyer and Sons. He handled sales and marketing for the company, which built the Civic Center garage in San Francisco, the College of San Mateo, apartment buildings and private homes. Survivors: his wife, Lee; three sons, Ted, Bill and Ken; four grandchildren; a stepson; and a brother.

Donald Elliot Spickard, ’42, of Seattle, January 15, at 82. He was a prebusiness major and member of Alpha Sigma Phi. During World War II, he served in the Navy. He earned his law degree at the U. of Washington Law School. He worked in the legal department at Safeco Insurance for 32 years, becoming corporate vice president in charge of all surety operations in 1967. He retired in 1980 and later built a consultancy practice. An advocate for and mentor to women and minorities, he received the Washington State Bar’s Award of Merit in 1971. His first wife, Mary Alice, ’42, predeceased him. Survivors: his wife, Joan Ullman; two sons, Jim and Paul; and four grandchildren. 

Beatrice A. “Bea” MacDonald Allen, ’43, of Tacoma, Wash., October 28, at 81, of kidney disease. She majored in history. During World War II, she worked for the American Red Cross. An active community volunteer, she served on the national board of directors for the Junior Leagues of America. Her husband of 44 years, Herrick, died in 1990. Survivors: her son, Stuart; her daughter, Caroline Brenneman; and four grandchildren.

Robert Yates Griswold, ’43, of Menlo Park, February 8, at 81. A general engineering major, he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega. He served in the Army from 1943 to 1946 and then worked in the refinery division of Bechtel Corp. until 1983. Survivors: his wife of 60 years, Betsey, ’44; four daughters, Lee Crane, Beth Hindman, Mary Mosier and Ann Ostermann; his son, Jack; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister.

Charles Milton Hutchison Jr., ’43, MS ’48, of Atherton, in March, at 82. He was a general engineering major and member of Sigma Nu and the men’s tennis team. During World War II, he served in the Navy and achieved the rank of lieutenant commander. He was president of Kortick Manufacturing Co. in San Francisco. Survivors: his wife, Rosemary; two sons, James and Easton; his daughter, Sara Fleischer, ’76; and three stepchildren.

William “Bill” Graham Sumner, ’43, of Carlsbad, Calif., March 5, at 82. A social science and social thought major, he was a member of Beta Theta Pi and played string bass in a Stanford jazz ensemble. During World War II, he served in the Navy. He worked for a county newspaper in Coolidge, Ariz., before becoming city editor for the Pasadena Star News-Independent. In the 1960s, he was a political correspondent for Knight-Ridder and then served as editorial page editor for the St. Paul Dispatch and the Pioneer Press until 1981. After retiring, he wrote a column for Carlsbad’s local paper. Survivors: his wife, Mildred, ’45; two sons, Greg and William; and three daughters, Sally Page, Ann Helegeson and Wendolyn Leadabrand.

Theodore “Ted” Amedeo Falasco, ’44, of Los Banos, Calif., November 30, at 81. A graphic arts major, he was a member of Theta Chi. He served two years as an officer in the Army Corps of Engineers. Afterward, he managed his family’s general contracting business, expanding it to include allied businesses. He was involved with many civic and charitable organizations and, with his wife, endowed professorships at UC-Merced and Stanford Medical School. Survivors: his wife of 47 years, Janine; two daughters, Susan Toscano and Linda; two grandchildren; two brothers; and one sister. 

Peggy Boothe Mensinger, ’44, of Modesto, Calif., October 19, at 79. A political science major and member of Cap and Gown, she was an ­editor of the Daily and a student body vice president. After graduation, she ran her family’s Modesto fruit-drying business and was involved in public service. The first woman to serve on Modesto’s City Council, she was elected in 1973 and re-elected in 1977. She also served two terms as mayor, from 1979 to 1987. A longtime Stanford volunteer, she served as president of Stanford Associates. Survivors: her husband, John, ’40; two sons, John, ’76, and Stewart; her daughter, Susan, ’78, JD ’83, MBA ’84; and four grand­children.

Harry C. Miller, ’47, JD ’50, of Calistoga, Calif., January 19, at 82. He was a social science and social thought major and a member of Chi Psi. During World War II, he served as a Naval officer. A trial lawyer for the state of California, he was involved with acquisition of rights of way for state freeways and highways. He retired to Calistoga in 1980. His wife, Cecelia, died in 1999. Survivors include his sister.

George A. Bevier, ’48, of Rum Point, Placencia, Belize, January 5, at 74, of cancer. He was a biological sciences major and a member of Phi Kappa Sigma and the wrestling team. During the Korean War, he served in the military. He worked for many years in Central America with the World Health Organization, Pan American Health Organization and USAID. Later, he worked as operations head of the world malaria program for the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta. In 1971, he moved to Belize with his family to open Rum Point Inn. Survivors: his wife of 51 years, Corol; two sons, Wade and Tico; his daughter, Tani; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Sarah Jane “Sally” Sturtevant Lee, ’48, of Santa Barbara, Calif., February 1, at 75. She majored in economics. She was a longtime volunteer for Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and for Stanford and arts organizations. Survivors: her husband, Granville, ’43, MBA ’48; two sons, Stephen and Stanford; and two daughters, Catherine and Sharon.

Gertrude B. Keyston McLaren, ’48, of Menlo Park, December 3, at 76. She majored in education. She worked as a real estate agent in the Menlo Park area for 30 years and was a volunteer at the Menlo Park senior center. Her husband, William, predeceased her. Survivors: two sons, Bob and Bill; her daughter, Linda Cristo; and two granddaughters. 

L. Ward Wiseman, ’48, of Anaheim, Calif., February 22, at 76. He majored in biological sciences. After serving in the Navy, he graduated from USC Medical School and completed his residency training in orthopedic surgery. He practiced in Anaheim for 40 years and was chief of staff at both Martin Luther Hospital and Anaheim Memorial Hospital. Survivors: his wife of 52 years, Frances; four daughters, Teri Kuhlman, Ann Hanks, Kim Sleeter and Julie Steed; nine grandchildren; and a sister.

Thomas D. Boyd III, ’49, of Longmont, Colo., February 16, at 81. He was a communication major and member of Phi Kappa Sigma. During World War II, he served as an Army officer. He worked for regional newspapers until recalled to service during the Korean War. He had a long career in public relations in the California telecommunications industry and moved to Colorado in 1987, where he became a professional landscape photographer. Survivors: his wife of 46 years, Jeanne; his son, Alan; one granddaughter; and his stepson.

Robert Christian Leefeldt, ’49, of San Francisco, January 1, at 74. A political science major, he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta. He worked for the Foote Cone & Belding advertising firm in Piedmont, Calif., and co-founded the Presidio Performing Arts Foundation in addition to founding the Piedmont Parks and Art Festival and the Piedmont Parks Improvement Fund. His wife of 47 years, Mary-Tom, ’50, died in 1997. Survivors: his daughter, Irene Orum; three sons, Christian, Timothy and Randall, ’75, MS ’79; and a sister.

Giles W. Mead Jr., ’49, MA ’53, PhD ’53, of Napa, Calif., February 13, at 75, of complications from surgery. He majored in biological sciences. He was laboratory director in charge of fish taxonomy for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., from 1956 to 1960; curator of fishes at the Museum of Comparative Zoology and a professor of biology at Harvard U. from 1960 to 1970; and director of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County from 1970 to 1980. In addition to biology publications, he authored Museum Ethics and was a leader in land and habitat protection throughout Napa County. Survivors: three daughters, Parry, Jane and Gale; two sons, Whit and Richie; six grandchildren; and one great-grandson. 


Dow W. Carpenter, ’50, MBA ’55, of Inverness, Calif., October 22, at 75, of heart disease. He was a political science major and member of Zeta Psi. During the Korean War, he served in the Navy. He worked for Ramo Wooldridge Co. (later TRW) and McKinsey & Co. management consulting before joining Times Mirror Co. in 1964. He oversaw Times Mirror’s book and magazine publishing operations, its cable television business and other activities, and served as chief financial officer and a senior vice president before retiring in 1987. Survivors: his wife, Dian, ’55; two daughters, Carolyn Fox and Karen; and two grandchildren. 

Lydia Anne Parks Wintemute, ’50, of Palo Alto, February 17, at 74. She majored in sociology. She worked for Stanford’s Office of Development and retired in 1987. Survivors: her husband of 53 years, Norman; two daughters, Susan Bernal and Jean Parcher; her son, Scott; six grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and her brother, George, ’58.

Jerome B. Block, ’52, of Palos Verdes Peninsula, Calif., in January. He majored in biological sciences. He earned his medical degree at NYU and practiced at Boston U., U. of Washington and the National Institutes of Health in Maryland. While at the NIH, he developed the NCI-Baltimore Cancer Research Center and was the associate director of the Clinical Center in Bethesda. In 1963, he served at the Weitzman Institute in Israel. Later, he became professor of medicine and chief of medical oncology at the Harbor/ UCLA Medical Center. He was editor in chief of Medicine of the Americas, and co-founder and CEO of Genetic Services Management, which designs new initiatives to aid cancer patients. He was co-recipient of the Karger Memorial International Prize for Leukemia Research and was honored by the Academia Sinica of the Republic of China for development of Taiwan’s first training and certification programs in medical oncology. Suvivors include his children and grandchildren.

Hélène Dorothy Dupre de Baubigny Homan Madeira, ’52, of Haverford, Pa., October 30. She majored in romantic languages. After graduation, she lived in Paris and Brussels before returning to the United States. She worked for many years as a travel consultant. Survivors: her husband, Crawford; two daughters, Mia and Madeleine Homan; 14 grandchildren; a brother, André, ’53, JD, ’58; and three stepdaughters.

Frank Robert “Bob” Studdert, ’52, of Inverness, Calif., January 4, at 71. He was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon. He earned his law degree at the U. of Idaho and practiced for many years in San Francisco, San Rafael, Calif., and Inverness. Survivors: his wife, Sandra; and his mother, Lillian.

Jack Radcliffe Boswell, ’53, of Pacific Palisades, Calif., January 24, at 72, of complications from diabetes. He was an industrial engineering major and a member of Phi Delta Theta and the football team. Survivors: his wife of 42 years, Janice; two sons, Steven and John; his daughter, Julie Hughes; four grandchildren; and a sister.

Leo James Grold, ’53, MD ’56, of Marina Del Rey, Calif., at 70, of cancer. He majored in biological sciences. He trained in psychiatry at the Men­ninger Foundation in Kansas. As a captain in the Army, he established a mental hygiene clinic in Frankfurt, Germany. In 1979, he established the Mental Health Referral Service of Southern California. His expertise was often sought in court cases, hostage situations and after such events as the 1992 Los Angeles riots. In addition to his 40-year private practice, he was medical director at the Resthaven and Westwood psychiatric hospitals and taught at USC and the Southern California Psychoanalytic Society. Survivors: his wife of 44 years, Janis; two sons, Kevin and Eric; his daughter, Katherine; one granddaughter; and a sister.

John Duncan Mackenzie, ’53, MA ’57, of San Rafael, Calif., January 18, at 71. He majored in psychology. He was a naturalist and teacher in St. Helena, Calif., and Ross, Calif. Survivors: three daughters, Heather, Hilary and Avery; one grandson; and two sisters.

Harold Aubry Peterson, ’53, of Redwood City, February 3, 2001, of cancer. He majored in economics. During World War II, he served in the Navy. Before venturing into commercial real estate in the Bay Area and Nevada, he was a ­general contractor and owner of Space Air Con­ditioning Co. in Redwood City. He worked most recently for F.W. Spencer Co. on innovative ducts for a B.A.R.T. extension. Survivors: his wife, Theresa; and two daughters, Diana Millette and Debbie McKee.

William Cunningham Fundenberg Jr., ’54, JD ’58, of Newport Beach, Calif., March 2, at 71. He majored in law. He served in the Army and was an avid sailor. Survivors: three sisters. 

George Park Gould, ’54, of El Segundo, Calif., January 1, at 84. He majored in electrical engineering. For 25 years, he served in the Air Force, where he was a pioneer in space and ballistic missile systems. After retiring in 1967 with the rank of colonel, he continued to work in aerospace with Lulejian & Associates and RAND Corp. Survivors: his wife of 58 years, Claudia; three sons, Jim, Richard and Kenneth; his daughter, Diane; three grandchildren; and two sisters.

Ernest Y. Sevier, ’54, JD ’56, of San Mateo, November 3, at 70. A prelaw major, he was a member of Kappa Sigma. He served in the Air Force. Admitted to the California Bar in 1965, he practiced with Severson & Werson in San Francisco for 37 years. Survivors: his wife, Connie; and two daughters, Carolyn and Katie.

John Dewolf Agnew, ’55, MA ’62, of Brookline, Mass., January 9, at 69. He majored in political science. From 1952 to 1954, he served in the Marine Corps. He resided and worked in Brazil for 20 years. 

Richard Sloan “Dick” Miller, ’56, of San Jose, January 5, at 69. A political science major, he was a member of Breakers. He was a volunteer for the Stanford Hall of Fame and attended 53 consecutive Big Games. Survivors: his wife, Bar­bara; his son, Brett; and his daughter, Caroline Barichievich.

Jo Ann Marie “Jody” Hill Zidbeck, ’56, of Imperial Beach, Calif., January 25, at 68, of cancer. She graduated from USC with a degree in education in 1962 and was a third-grade teacher, first in South Pasadena, Calif., and then in Imperial Beach. Survivors: her husband of 48 years, William, ’54; her son, Scott; her daughter, Suzy; and a grandson.

Sam Roth Nageley, ’59, of Sacramento, February 27, at 66, of cancer. A political science major, he was a member of Kappa Sigma. He earned his law degree at Willamette U. From 1963 to 1966, he served as a captain in the Air Force. He began a private practice in Sacramento and was the founding partner of Nageley, Meredith & Miller Inc. Survivors: his wife, Rhoda; two daughters, Janet Meredith and Julie Keowen; three grandchildren; a brother; a sister; and his first wife, Nancy, ’59.


Ronald A. Fernandes, ’60, of Visalia, Calif., December 11, at 64, of cancer. A political science major, he was a member of Sigma Chi and the football team. He worked in the produce industry for more than 40 years, establishing his own brokerage business in 1986. He was co-founder of the Loomis (Calif.) Youth Soccer League. Sur­vivors: his son, Antone; two daughters, Paula Lanman and Marianne; one granddaughter; and a sister. 

Richard Lloyd Noble, ’61, JD ’64, of Los Angeles, December 10, at 63. He was a political science major. He worked for the San Francisco firm of Cooper, White & Cooper until 1967, when he became a partner with Voegelin, Barton, Harris & Callister in Los Angeles. In 1970, he established his own firm, Noble & Campbell. A member of the board of governors of Thomas Aquinas College since 1977, he also served on the Colo­rado River Board of California from 1983 through 1994. Survivors: a half-sister; and a half-brother.

George B. Alexander, ’63, of New York, January 24, of multiple myeloma. He majored in English. He earned his PhD at NYU. He was an Air Force veteran and a retired professor. Survivors: his sister; and his brother. 

Miriam Cecile “Mitzy” Odell Hagensen, ’67, of Vancouver, Wash., February 1, at 57, of metastasized melanoma. She majored in history. A devoted community volunteer, she received this year’s Vancouver YWCA Woman of Achievement award. She was first lady of Vancouver for 12 years while her husband, Bruce, ’66, was mayor. Survivors: her husband; and two daughters, Elise and Erika.

Janeen Kerper, ’67, of San Diego, January 16, at 56, of lung cancer. She majored in French. She earned her master’s in romance languages at Harvard and graduated from Hastings College of Law. She joined Sullivan, Jones & Archer in San Diego and, from 1980 to 1983, was a partner at Britton & Kerper, where she specialized in liti­gation. She taught at California Western School of Law for 19 years, headed the school’s Institute for Criminal Defense Advocacy from 1990 to 1995, and was the academic director of Cal Western’s McGill Center for Creative Problem Solving from 1997 to 1999, retiring in 2002. Survivors: her companion, Gordon Jackson; and two sisters. 

Christopher Ancil “Tuna” Martin, ’68, of Laredo, Texas, February 22, at 55, of a heart attack. A psychology major, he was a member of Sigma Chi and the baseball team. He served as human resources manager for the Maricopa County Juvenile Court Center until his retirement in 2000. Survivors: his wife of 20 years, Patrice Caldwell; his daughter, Alyssa; his son, Timothy; a sister; and a brother.


Mark Robert Wells, ’71, of Palo Alto, February 10, at 56. He was an English major and member of El Toro. Most recently, he worked as a cab driver and Oasis bar employee in Menlo Park. Survivors: his brother, Colby. 

Robert Lynn “Bob” Kammeyer, ’72, of Sacra­mento, of a pulmonary embolism. An economics major, he was a member of Stanford in Germany 25, Zeta Psi and the baseball team. He worked for the California State Board of Equali­zation and the California Department of Social Services, and was a member of the Stanford Associates. Survivors: his son, Michael, ’01; and his former wife, Francine, ’72.

Catherine Mary Potter, ’72, MS ’77, of Los Altos, March 14, at 53. She majored in electrical engineering. She worked as a Hewlett-Packard software engineer for 30 years and received numer­ous awards for her work. Survivors include her aunt.

Patrice C. Badstubner, ’75, of Dallas, March 10, at 49, of a brain tumor. She was a psychology major. She worked as a writer and communication and information technology consultant in California before moving to Texas in 1995. A playwright and poet, she was active in many volunteer organizations and served as president of the Stanford Dallas-Fort Worth Alumni Club. Sur­vivors: her husband, Joel Weinthal, ’81; her son, Jeffrey; and her daughter, Dianne. 

Marcy Lynn Epstein Wolff, ’77, of Lisle, Ill., December 17, at 47, of breast cancer. She was a biological sciences major and participant in student drama. After graduating from UCLA Medical School in 1981, she was a family practitioner at Edward Hospital in Naperville, Ill. Survivors: her husband, Thomas, PhD ’80; her daughter, Ilana; her son, Joseph; her parents; and two sisters. 

Don Mar Wee, ’78, of Evanston, Ill., March 11, at 46, of nasopharyngeal cancer. A psychology major, he participated in student drama. He worked for Information Technologies in Chicago. Survivors: his wife, Siobhan; and his son, Thomas.

Earth Sciences

William “Bill” Downes Payne, PhD ’71 (geology), of Englewood, Colo., December 16, at 66, of a heart attack. He earned his bachelor’s degree in 1959 from the Colorado School of Mines. After serving as an officer in the Army, he worked as a mine geologist with the Anaconda Co., then for Anglo American Corp. in Zambia and, while in graduate school, for Minexco. From 1973 to 1981, he was Noranda’s southwestern district geologist. He then became area manager for Getty Mining Co. and, in 1986, began consulting as a principal of Engineering Dynamics Inc. in Colorado. Survivors: his wife of 15 years, Suzanne; his daughter, Rebecca Clayton; two grandchildren; a sister; and four stepsons.


Malcolm Paul Douglass, EdD ’54, of Claremont, Calif., December 29, at 79, of cancer. During World War II, he served in the Army. He earned his undergraduate degree from Pomona College in 1947 and his master’s from Columbia U. in 1948. He was an elementary school teacher and principal before teaching education for 40 years at Claremont Graduate U., retiring in 1994. A ­specialist in the teaching of reading, he directed the Claremont Reading Conference for 30 years, beginning in 1959. He founded the school’s Center for Developmental Studies in Education in 1971 and served as its director until 1989. He wrote four books, including Learning to Read: The Quest for Meaning, as well as a number of scholarly articles. Survivors: his wife of 54 years, Enid; two sons, Malcolm Jr. and John; his daughter, Susan Yates; and four grandchildren.

Margaret Ann Ebert, MA ’60, of Rossmoor, Calif., February 17, at 80, of pancreatic cancer. She graduated from San Jose State U. in 1944 with a degree in business education. She taught in many Northern California schools, ending her career at Mount Diablo High School in 1982. Survivors: her husband, Francis, MA ’47, EdD ’60; her son, John; her daughter, Christine Moore; and two grandsons. 

Betty Ray Buker, MA ’65, of Sandpoint, Idaho, January 30, at 81. She earned her undergraduate degree in journalism at San Jose State U. A longtime resident of the Bay Area, she helped found Silver Springs High School in Grass Valley, Calif. Survivors: her husband of 60 years, John, ’47; her son, Robert; three daughters, Kimberly Chansler, Betsy Best and Maile; and three grandchildren.


Hrishikesh B. Mandyam, MS ’02 (electrical ­engineering), of Mountain View, March 4, at 29, of drowning. A PhD student in electrical engineering, he was a member of the cricket club. He grad­uated from the Indian Institute of Tech­nology in Madras with a bachelor of technology degree in 1995. He worked in the Wireless Systems Laboratory researching information and communications theory. Survivors: his parents; a brother; and a sister. 

Humanities and Sciences

George Edson Philip Smith Jr., PhD ’30 (chemistry), of Tucson, Ariz., February 11, at 97. He was a member of the Band. He graduated from the U. of Arizona in 1926. He worked at Yale U. until 1935, when he joined Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. as a research chemist. In 1961, he became manager of the company’s organic chemical group in the research laboratory in Akron, Ohio. He retired in 1967. Author of numerous scientific papers, he held 48 patents. His wife, Floy McCurrie, and daughter, Vivienne Mason, predeceased him. Survivors: two sons, Philip and William; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 

James Joseph Philbin, MA ’50 (English), of North Port, Fla., November 28. Survivors include his wife, Corinne.

Milad Youssef Sawiris, MS ’75 (statistics), of Sacramento, October 30, at 80. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Cairo U. After earning his PhD, he joined the CSU-Sacramento faculty. He retired in 1986. 

Thomas Michael Yarnell, PhD ’75 (chemistry), of Santa Rosa, Calif. He worked at Penn State U. Survivors include his brother, Dennis.


Marvin J. Shapiro, JD ’44, of Los Angeles. He earned his bachelor’s degree at USC. He worked in entertainment law for two years before joining his family’s business, the LK Shapiro Co., the largest manufacturer of women’s coats west of Chicago. In the late 1960s, he became president of Western Harness Racing Inc. He also was president of the California Federation of Racing Association, which became Wincorp Realty Investments in the 1970s. He served as president of the charitable foundation for Centinela Hospital. Survivors: two sons, Tom and Richard; his daughter, Peggy; and eight grandchildren.

George Cline Bond, JD ’49, of Pasadena, Calif., February 10, at 82, of a heart attack. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College in 1942. During World War II, he served as a Naval officer. In 1955, he began working for Union Oil Co. of California (now Unocal Corp.) and, in 1960, served as assistant to the chairman of the board. Before his retirement in 1985, he served 12 years as vice president and general counsel. In 1983, he was appointed to the Fair Employment Practices Commission. He was an active community volunteer and leader. Survivors: his wife, Winifred; two sons, Bruce and Walter; and two daughters, Kathryn Lessard and Meg, ’74.