Obituaries - September/October 2003

Faculty and Staff

Robert S. “Bob” Engelmore, of Menlo Park, March 25, at 68, of a heart attack. A longtime Stanford computer scientist and authority on artificial intelligence, he was executive director of the University’s Knowledge Systems Lab from 1985 until his retirement in 1998. He also was an editor of AI magazine and a baritone with the Stanford Chorus and the Masterworks Chorale. Survivors: his wife of 45 years, Ellie; three daughters, Rebecca Lipski, Kathryn Rose and Alice; four grandchildren; and a brother.

John G. “Jack” Herriot, of Palo Alto, March 16, at 87. A professor emeritus of computer science and a pioneer mathematician who taught the first programming course at Stanford, he helped found the computer science department and was the first director of the University’s Information Technology Systems and Services. He retired in 1982 after four decades on the Farm. A memorial fund in the computer science department has been established in his honor. Survivors: his wife, Sally, EdD ’67; three sons, Robert, James and John; his daughter, Jean Emans; six grandchildren; and two sisters.

James Bernard “Jim” Klint, of Atherton, April 19, at 60, of cancer. He received his medical degree from Temple University, joined the sports medicine department of the Palo Alto Medical Clinic and became involved with sports medicine at Stanford, working primarily with the football and basketball teams. He was a member of the teaching faculty at Stanford Medical School for 15 years. He also served as team doctor for the San Francisco 49ers for 23 years. Survivors: his wife of 38 years, Kris; his son, Erik; his daughter, Karin Riley; two grandchildren; and a brother.

Konrad B. “Konnie” Krauskopf, PhD ’39 (geology), of Stanford, May 4, at 92. A geochemistry pioneer and member of the Earth Sciences faculty since 1939, he was professor emeritus of geological and environmental sciences and the author of six widely used textbooks. His focus in recent years was on radioactive waste disposal. His research and academic achievements brought him many honors, including the Distinguished Public Service Medal from the Mineralogical Society of America and the Legendary Geoscientist Award from the American Geological Institute, as well as election to the National Academy of Sciences and the American Philosophical Society. His wife of 64 years, Kathryn, ’39, died in 2001. Survivors: his son, Karl; three daughters, Karen Hyde, ’61, Frances Conley, ’62, MD ’66, MS ’86, and Marion; and a sister.

Julius Edward Shuchat, of Palo Alto, February 21, at 88. In addition to teaching music in the Palo Alto Unified School District for 45 years, he directed the Stanford Band from 1946 (when the University resumed football after World War II) until 1963. His wife of 65 years, Alma, died January 21. Survivors: his son Terry; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.


George A. Hackett, ’24, of Los Angeles, March 29, at 100. A musician and composer, he began his career playing the organ for silent films in movie theaters and went on to spend 39 years with Shipstad and Johnson’s Ice Follies, the last 17 as musical director. Survivors: his stepdaughter, Shelah Kidd; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Emil B. “Swede” Antonell, ’28 (preclinical medicine), of Delano, Calif., March 22, at 100. He was a member of Kappa Sigma. A longtime director of the Western Growers Association, he was a farmer and produce packer in Kern County, Calif., from 1938 to 1976, when his packing house was burned during a labor dispute and he retired from agriculture.

Chesney R. Moe, ’29 (physics), MA ’31, of Encinitas, Calif., May 6, at 94, of respiratory disease. He was a retired professor of physics at San Diego State University. During World War II and the Korean War, he served as a Naval officer and later worked as a consultant for the Jet Propulsion Lab. His wife of 41 years, Bernice, died in 1992. His first wife, Berthe, died in 1950. Survivors: his son, Ronald; his daughter, Donna Frost; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Ralph Rhind, ’29 (biological sciences), of Hermosa Beach, Calif., February 18, 2002, at 93. He was a member of Kappa Sigma. He received his medical degree from USC and served as a Naval officer during World War II. He then specialized in obstetrics and gynecology, maintaining a private practice in Southern California and serving as chief of staff at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Torrance. His wife of 61 years, Katharine, died in 1994. Survivors: his son, John; his daughter, Claudia Fallek; and five grandchildren.


Russell Evan Renfrow, ’32 (economics), of Tulsa, Okla., March 29, at 91. After serving as a Naval officer during World War II, he followed a career in real estate and construction. Survivors: his wife of 65 years, Velma; his son, Kent, ’68; his daughter, Gloria Cameron; and four grandchildren.

Oscar Baer, ’33 (political science), of Scottsdale, Ariz., March 1, at 93. A retired teacher and avid triathlete, he won the national senior triathlon title in 2002. Survivors: his wife, Caroline; and his son, Erick.

Amelia Stebbins Keesling, ’34 (Spanish), of Carmel, Calif., March 11, at 90. She was a member of Delta Gamma. Survivors: her husband, James, ’33; and three sons, Ward, ’62, Hal and Tom.

Christine W. Browning, ’35 (psychology), of Santa Rosa, Calif., April 21, at 90. She was a member of Alpha Phi. During World War II, she served with the Women’s Air Force Service Pilots. Survivors include a daughter and a grandson.

Willard F. “Will” Hinkley, ’36 (economics), of Walnut Creek, Calif., March 11, at 88. He was a member of El Campo. He retired from Del Monte Corp. in 1976 after 35 years with the company. His wife of 51 years, Josephine, ’35, died in 1990. Survivors: his son, Frank; two daughters, Carol Riddell, ’70, and Jean Howe; and 10 grandchildren, including Travis Riddell, ’98, and Alison Riddell, ’01.

Thomas L. Greenough, ’37 (economics), of Seattle, in March. He served as a lieutenant commander in the Navy. Survivors include his sister.

Janet Goldstein Zeimer, ’38 (speech & drama), of San Mateo, March 26, at 84. She was a needlework teacher. Her husband of 54 years, Robert, ’37, predeceased her. Survivors: her son, Robert; two daughters, Sally Cohen, ’70, and Jody Lawson; four grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.


George Johnson “Bob” Faul, ’41 (history), MA ’48, EdD ’54, of Carmel, Calif., March 29, at 84, of pulmonary fibrosis. He was a member of Delta Upsilon. During World War II, he served as an officer in the Naval Air Corps. From 1964 to 1980, he was president of Monterey Peninsula College. Survivors: his wife of 53 years, Patricia; and his son, Robert.

Edward L. Gaylord, ’41 (social science & social thought), of Oklahoma City, Okla., April 27, at 83, of pancreatic cancer. During World War II, he served in the Army. Editor and publisher of the Daily Oklahoman from 1974 until 10 days before he died, he expanded the media company his father began into a business empire that included Nashville’s Opryland. His philanthropy included a $22 million gift to the University of Oklahoma for a journalism and communications school. His wife, Thelma, predeceased him. Survivors: his son, Edward; three daughters, Christine Everest, Louise Bennett and Mary; nine grandchildren; and a sister.

Dean Mayell Rucker, ’41 (chemistry), of Los Altos, August 10, 2002, at 84. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Survivors: her husband of 57 years, Joe; three sons; and seven grandchildren.

Carroll Hardin “Hardie” Stephens Jr., ’41 (economics), of San Mateo, March 21. He was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon. He served in the Navy for seven years. After 34 years with the Flintkote Co. in Pasadena, Calif., he retired as vice president and general manager. Survivors: his wife of 57 years, Janet; his son, C. Hardin III; his daughter, Linda Relyea; and three grandchildren.

Patricia Emison Cox, ’43 (sociology), of Newport Beach, Calif., March 24, at 81. She served as an officer in the Navy. Her husband, Alvin, died in 1997. Survivors: her son, Alvin; her daughter, Marianne Towersey, ’73; and seven grandchildren.

Harold Warren Levitt, ’43 (graphic arts), of Reno, Nev., April 24, at 81. He was a member of Kappa Alpha. His architecture firm, Levitt LeDuc & Farwell, was based in Beverly Hills, Calif., where he was renowned as a designer of homes for celebrities. Survivors: his wife of 58 years, Jane, ’45; his son, Lansford; two granddaughters; and a brother.

Chalmers Acheson “Chad” MacIlvaine, ’43 (economics), of Friendship, Maine, October 25, at 81. He was a member of Sigma Chi and Phi Beta Kappa. During World War II, he served as a Naval officer. His career included posts as vice president and CFO of Kaiser Steel Co., deputy head of Bank of America’s Asian division and CFO of Peabody Coal Co. Survivors: his wife of 59 years, Beth, ’43; his son, Joe; two daughters, Judy Perso, ’65, and Martha, ’72; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Herbert John Cabral, ’44 (general engineering), of Los Altos Hills, June 30, 2002, at 79, of pancreatic cancer. During World War II, he served as a Naval officer. After four decades at Westinghouse Electric Corp., he retired as general manager of the marine division in 1986. He sang baritone for 31 seasons with the Carmel Bach Festival. Survivors: his wife of 55 years, Eleanor, ’43; two sons, Bruce, ’77, and Steven; two daughters, Carolyn Mazenko and Nancy Cabral-Casterson; eight grandchildren; and a sister.

Donald Reed Danforth, ’44 (general engineering), of Santa Barbara, Calif., December 28. He was an electrical engineer. His wife, Mary Lou, ’45, predeceased him.

Marny Antoinette Say Jones, ’44 (speech & drama), of San Anselmo, Calif., April 1, at 80. She was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi. After earning a master’s degree in speech pathology at San Francisco State University, she worked as a speech therapist in the San Francisco public schools. Survivors: her husband of 59 years, Jean; her son, Christopher; two daughters, Deborah Conrad, ’68, and Sara Danielson, ’72; and six grandchildren.

Ward Gale Walkup Jr., ’44 (general engineering), of Menlo Park, March 5, at 80. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta and the baseball team. During World War II, he served in the Marine Corps. He joined Merchants Express Corp., the company founded by his father in San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake as Walkup Drayage and Warehouse Co., and was its owner and acting president in American Canyon, Calif., at the time of his death. Survivors: his wife, Nancy; three sons, Ward III, Howard and Clyde; his daughter, Karen; three stepdaughters; nine grandchildren; and his first wife, Ruth.

Maria Soledad Rael Nowell, ’45 (speech & drama), of Marina, Calif., January 6, at 77. She was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi, Phi Beta Kappa and the fencing team. Survivors: her husband of 52 years, Wesley, ’45, MA ’48, PhD ’51; two sons, George, ’70, JD ’78, and Lawrence; her daughter, Roxanne Timmerman; eight grandchildren; her brother, Jose Rael, ’51; and her sister, Maximina Traynor, ’51.

James Russell Belew, ’47 (mechanical engineering), of Honolulu, April 29, at 77. He was a member of Alpha Kappa Lambda. He retired as safety manager of the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Public Works Center. Survivors: his wife, Lorraine; his son, James; and his sister, Esther Ayers, ’44, MA ’45.

Robert Leland Hilmer, ’47 (international relations), MA ’53, of Atherton, April 10, at 80. During World War II, he served as a Naval officer. He was a teacher and educational counselor in Palo Alto. Survivors: his wife of 55 years, Betty, ’48; two sons, Mike and Eric; two daughters, Nancy and Diane; and seven grandchildren.

Ruth Gumbrecht James, ’47 (political science), of Pasadena, Calif., March 28, at 77. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma and played the violin in the orchestra. She worked for the Coro Foundation and W. Donald Fletcher, ’30, JD ’34, first in San Francisco and later in Pasadena. Survivors: her son, Maxwell II, and her sister.

Joseph R. Rensch, ’47 (mechanical engineering), of Palm Desert, Calif., March 21, at 80. He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega. During World War II, he served as an officer in the Naval Air Corps. He earned his law degree at Golden Gate University. He joined Pacific Lighting Corp. (later Pacific Enterprises) in 1958, retiring as president in 1986. Survivors: his wife of 56 years, June, ’48; two sons, Jeffrey, ’76, and Steven; and six grandchildren.

Lola Jungblut Van Ostrand, ’47 (social science & social thought), of Calgary, Alberta, March 18, at 77. A breeder and trainer of show horses, she was active in the Pony Club and the Alberta Light Horse Association. Her husband of 55 years, Mort, ’42, died in January. Survivors: her son, Clint; two daughters, K.T. Thompson and G.G.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Edward M. Keating, ’48 (law), JD ’50, of Mountain View, April 2, at 78, of pneumonia. During World War II, he served in the Navy. He and his wife, Helen, ’47, founded Ramparts in 1962 as a small, Catholic, social-issues oriented magazine and saw it become a voice for the “new left,” with a circulation of 400,000, before its demise in 1975. He was the West Coast chair of the Committee to End the War in Vietnam and a member of the legal team defending Black Panther leader Huey Newton. Survivors: three sons, Edward, ’72, Steven and John; three daughters, Kate Bowles, ’83, Karen McCann and Melissa Masland; and six grandchildren.

Jean Singlehurst Mason, ’48 (psychology), of Honolulu, April 14, at 76. Confined to a wheelchair at 27 after contracting polio, she became a leading advocate for people with disabilities and served on the Governor’s Committee on Employment of the Handicapped in Hawaii. Her husband, Carl, ’46, MD ’53, died in 2000. Survivors: her son, Michael; two daughters, Jeanne Chasey and Lynn Haia; six grandchildren; and her sister.


Elizabeth Emmons Aughtry, ’50 (geology), of Sequim, Wash., February 6, at 74, of renal failure. She began her interest in photography and weaving while at Stanford and continued to pursue both throughout her life. Survivors: her husband of 54 years, Robert, ’50, MA ’53; and her daughter, Kym.

Glenn M. DeKraker Jr., ’50 (electrical engineering), of Los Altos Hills, May 7, at 77. He was a member of Sigma Chi. After serving in the Navy, he worked at Sangamo Electric Co. in Springfield, Ill., before returning to California in 1969 to start several software companies, including Cyber Sports Inc. He was a past member of the Stanford Athletics Board. Survivors: his wife, Pauline; two sons, David and Glenn III; three daughters, Leighanne Champion, Laura Lang-Ree and Lynn; 11 grandchildren; and his sister.

Gerald Rohrer Dunn, ’50 (physics), MS ’53, of Studio City, Calif., April 12, at 80. During World War II, he served in the Navy. Survivors: his son, Robert; and his daughter, Margery.

Patricia “Pat” Campbell Engelhardt Watkins, ’50 (psychology), of Madison, N.J., March 7, at 74, of cancer. She was an enthusiastic traveler whose destinations included Antarctica. Survivors: her husband of 20 years, David; two daughters, Amy Engelhardt and Jennifer Shepherd; two stepsons; two grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.

Mary Ann FitzGerald, ’51, MA ’56, of San Luis Obispo, Calif., at 73, of lung cancer. She was a member of Cap and Gown. She taught English at Long Beach City College from 1956 until 1969, when she moved to San Luis Obispo as a freelance writer and editor. She is survived by her aunt.

Elwood March “Woody” Haynes, ’51 (political science), of San Francisco, April 22, at 73, of Hodgkin’s disease. He was a member of the Buck Club. He served as president of Haynes Corp., an investment management company, operated Premiere Travel and managed a 500-acre farm in Indiana. Survivors: his wife of 20 years, Suzanne; two sons, Elwood Jr. and Richard; two daughters, Marsha Hannay and Deborah Ramsden; two stepchildren; and seven grandchildren.

F. Pierce Olson, ’51 (history), MA ’53, of Jackson, Wyo., April 14, at 73. He was a member of the Band. During his long career in the U.S. Foreign Service, he held posts in Poland, the Philippines, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Norway, Canada, Sweden and the United States. Survivors include his daughter, Vibeke.

Robert Elwood Chesley, ’54 (physical science), MA ’55, of Ojai, Calif., May 5, at 71. He was a member of Theta Xi. After teaching physics and math for 13 years at the Thacher School in Ojai, he taught in India, Chile and the Philippines, then worked for the Department of Education in Washington, D.C., before returning to Ojai as Thacher’s business manager in 1983. Survivors: his wife of 48 years, Alice, ’54, MA ’55; two sons, John and Matthew; and three grandchildren.

Willard Gurdon Oxtoby, ’55 (philosophy), of Toronto, March 6, at 69, of colon cancer. An ordained Presbyterian minister, he was professor emeritus of comparative religion at the University of Toronto’s Trinity College and served as founding director of its Centre for the Study of Religion from 1976 to 1981. He was editor of the two-volume textbook, World Religions: Western Traditions and World Religions: Eastern Traditions. Survivors: his son, David; and his daughter, Susan.

Beverly Glassford, ’57 (English), of Palm Desert, Calif., March 13, at 67. She retired to Palm Desert after a long career teaching in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Survivors: her partner of 22 years, Nahum Karta.

William “Bill” Winchester Valentine Jr., ’57 (economics), of Blairsden, Calif., April 29, at 71. He was a member of Zeta Psi. He served in the Air Force from 1951 to 1954. A rancher in Shasta Valley, Calif., he was president of the Siskiyou County Cattlemen’s Association in 1962 and 1963, then owner of Siskiyou Tractor, before moving to Plumas County, Calif., and forming Plumas Pines Realty in 1982. Survivors: his wife of 33 years, Jane; three sons, Richard, William, ’81, and Brett; two stepsons; a stepdaughter; and his brother.

Dennis Coss Bateman, ’59 (psychology), of Central Point, Ore., in August 2002, at 64, of melanoma. He was a member of the Band. His career as a high school teacher and counselor spanned 33 years. Survivors: his wife, Rayma; and his son, Matthew, ’87, MS ’88.


Barbara Jean Norman Blackwill, ’61 (anthropology), of Pennington, N.J., January 10, at 62. She was a longtime resident of the Bay Area before moving to the East Coast. Survivors: her daughter, Kirsten; and her brother.

George C. Morrow, ’64 (physics), of San Mateo, May 7, at 69, of aplastic anemia. An early programmer for UC-Berkeley and a member of the Homebrew Computer Club, which spun off dozens of companies at the core of the personal computer industry in the 1970s, he launched Microstuf, Thinker Toys, Morrow Designs and, in recent years, Old Masters. Survivors: his wife, Michiko, ’62; two sons, John and William; and his daughter, Kelly.

Richard Abbott Hendry, ’65 (economics), of Aptos, Calif., April 20, at 59, of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. During the Vietnam War, he served as a Naval officer. After graduating from Hastings College of Law in 1973, he moved to Santa Cruz County, Calif., where he practiced for 25 years, specializing in water law. Survivors: his wife of 37 years, Coni; his son, Matthew; his parents; and his brother.

Kerry Townsend Bouchier, ’66 (psychology), of Menlo Park, April 13, at 58. She was a member of Cap and Gown. A tireless volunteer for the University, she was chair of the Stanford Peninsula Parents Association, co-chair for development of the Stanford Institute for Research on Women and Gender, and a member of the organizing committee for STARS (Saluting Top Alumni Representatives at Stanford). Survivors: her husband of 34 years, Bob, ’67, JD ’70; and two daughters, Erin, ’00, and Megan.

John David Guthrie, ’69 (psychology), in Georgia, March 3, at 55, of pancreatic cancer. He was a member of Chi Psi. Survivors: his son; his daughter; and two sisters.


Robert Lynn “Bob” Kammeyer, ’72 (economics), of Sacramento, at 52, of pulmonary emboli. He was a member of the baseball team. He was a senior tax auditor with the California State Board of Equalization. Survivors: his wife, Francine, ’72; and his son, Michael.

James D. “Jim” Kent, ’72 (human biology and geology), of Billings, Mont., February 12, at 52. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta. He worked as a ranch broker with Hall & Hall in Montana. Survivors include his wife, Janet.


Kenneth Charles Crow, ’83 (mechanical engineering), of San Francisco, June 13, 2002, at 41, of heart failure. He was a member of the Band. After working for Lockheed and Hewlett-Packard, he started his own consulting business, Online Marketing Heroes, in 1997. Survivors include his parents.

Brett J. Love, ’83 (humanities special programs), of Los Angeles, April 12, at 41, of cancer. He was a member of the lacrosse team. He taught writing courses in the humanities division at Pepperdine University and UCLA. An accomplished filmmaker, his award-winning documentary, Emil and Fifi, was screened at film festivals worldwide. Survivors: his wife, Laura; his parents; and his brother.


Lena Kay Rufus, ’03, of Madison, Wis., March 28, at 22, after a long illness. Survivors include her parents.


Clayton Schubert Jr., MBA ’64, of Arcadia, Calif., March 28, at 62, of heart disease. He was the owner of Space Bank, a mini-storage park and industrial-storage park company with facilities in Los Angeles, Pasadena, Calif., and Kansas City, Mo. Survivors: his wife, Margaret; his son, Clayton; two daughters, Catherine Linenberg and Christina; a grandson; and his mother.


Robert Raphael Smith, MA ’47, EdD ’51, of Millbrae, May 1, at 87. During World War II, he served as an officer in the Air Force. He was professor emeritus of interdisciplinary studies in education at San Francisco State University and former dean of its School of Education. Survivors: his wife of 54 years, Gloria, ’45, MA ’47; his son, Kevin; his daughter, Heidi Poole; two granddaughters; a sister; and a brother.

P. Duane Spilsbury, MA ’50, of Carmichael, Calif., February 25, at 78, of congestive heart failure and diabetes. During World War II, he served in the Army. He was a writer as well as a public information officer and a journalism professor at California State University-Sacramento. Survivors: his wife of 54 years, Olive; two sons, Paul and Duane; two granddaughters; and two great-grandsons.

William A. Shuey Jr., MA ’51, of Walnut Creek, Calif., April 12, at 83, of respiratory failure. During World War II, he served as a Naval officer. He was an educator and principal at several Bay Area schools before heading schools in Ethiopia, the Philippines, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. He retired in 1982. Survivors: his wife of 60 years, Elizabeth; two sons, William III and Geoffrey; two daughters, Jennifer Spaeth, ’79, and Marnie Shuey-Simon; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.


Richard Leo “Spike” Barkley, MS ’49 (mechanical engineering), of Palo Alto, April 5, at 89. During World War II, he served as a Naval officer. He formed Aquanautics Inc. in 1959 after working for National Motor Bearing in Redwood City. Survivors: his wife of 63 years, Alice, ’39; his son, Richard, ’67; two daughters, Katherine Barkley de Peralta, ’70, and Mary, ’64; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Hassan Hassanein Amer, MS ’65 (civil engineering) of Los Altos Hills, April 17, at 68, of prostate cancer. After working for PG&E and Bechtel International, he formed his own engineering firm in San Jose in 1970. Survivors: his wife of 42 years, Thea; his son, Karim; his daughter, Nadia, MA ’98; and a brother.

Richard Allen “Dick” Landy, MS ’68 (engineering science), of St. Louis, October 10, at 55, of a heart attack. He was a pathologist at Deaconess Central Hospital and taught at St. Louis University School of Medicine until his retirement in 1992. Survivors: his wife of 33 years, Sally; two sons, Brian and Kevin; two daughters, Molly and Sarah; two brothers; a sister; and a half sister.

Barry Michael Leiner, MS ’69, PhD ’73 (electrical engineering), of Sunnyvale, April 2, at 57, of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. He was the director of NASA’s Research Institute for Advanced Computer Science at Moffett Field, Calif., and the author of more than 60 technical publications, including a history of the Internet published in 1999. Survivors: his wife of 35 years, Ellen; his son, Jason; his daughter, Deirdre; and three grandchildren.

Humanities and Sciences

Barbara Nolen Strong, MA ’26 (history), of West Yarmouth, Mass., in December, at 99. She enjoyed a multifaceted 50-year career, primarily in New York and Washington, as a reviewer, editor and writer, principally of children’s books. An advocate for school libraries, she co-founded the Children’s Book Guild of Washington, D.C., and lobbied Congress for legislation to create school libraries. Her husband, David, and her daughter predeceased her. Survivors: her son, Stephen; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

John Malcolm Smith, MA ’48, PhD ’51 (political science), of Hayward, Calif., April 26, at 82, of a stroke. During World War II, he served as an Army officer. After working in politics for more than a decade, he joined the political science faculty at California State University-Hayward in 1965 and was twice named the university’s Outstanding Professor. He retired in 1989. Survivors: his wife of 59 years, Connie; three daughters, Sheila Swiadon, Nancy Leigh-Smith and Patricia; his grandson; and his twin brother.

Susan Jane Collins Mead, Gr. ’65 (English), of Milpitas, Calif., April 17, at 60, of ovarian cancer. She worked at NASA for 30 years, retiring as assistant chief of the space sciences division. Her husband of 27 years, Bill, MS ’54, died in 2001. Survivors: two stepdaughters; and her parents.


Gregory Otis Wilhelm, JD ’69, of Berkeley, February 9, at 59, of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. A banking attorney, he was senior vice president/director of government relations and chief lobbyist for the California Bankers Association in Sacramento. Survivors: his wife of 20 years, Patricia; and two daughters, Sarah and Anne-Marie.

Robert Frank Manifold, JD ’70, of La Jolla, Calif., April 2, at 59. A volunteer for Stanford in San Diego, he worked for many years with the Office of the Attorney General in Seattle. Survivors: his wife, Carol; and his son, Riley.


Milton S. Waldman, MD ’50, of Clio, Calif., March 31, of pancreatitis and kidney cancer. He practiced in the East Bay at Alta Bates Hospital. His first wife, Geneva, predeceased him. Survivors: his wife, Ann; two sons, Carl and David; two daughters, Andrea and Julie; two stepchildren; and six grandchildren.