Obituaries - November/December 2003

Faculty and Staff

William Josiah “Si” Goode, of Fairfax, Va., May 4, at 85. A professor emeritus of sociology, he taught at Stanford from 1977 to 1986. He wrote 20 books and was best known for his pioneering 1963 work World Revolution and Family Patterns. He was a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and past president of the American Sociological Association, which established the William J. Goode Award in 1982 for the best book on family sociology. During World War II, he served in the Navy as a radar operator. Survivors: his third wife, Lenore Weitzman; two sons, Erich and Andrew; his daughter, Barbara Baldwin; five grandchildren; and a sister.

Albert J. Kanter, of Capitola, Calif., May 23, at 81. He was a clinical professor of pediatrics at the Medical School. After retiring from clinical practice, he obtained a degree in public health and became a public health advocate in Monterey County. His wife of 57 years, Elaine, died in 1999. Survivors: his son, Jeff; two daughters, Jody and Adair; one grandchild; two brothers; and a sister.

Lucio Peter Ruotolo, of Stanford, July 4, at 76, of complications from heart surgery. He was a professor emeritus of English and taught at Stanford from 1957 to 1994. An authority on the life and works of Virginia Woolf, he was a founder of the Virginia Woolf Society and founding editor of Virginia Woolf Miscellany. He served as co-president of the Stanford-Palo Alto Democratic Club. During World War II, he served in the Army Air Corps. Survivors: his wife of 43 years, Marcia; and three children, Cristina, Vanessa and Peter.


1910s

Carl Domenic Lovotti, ’19 (physiology), of San Francisco, at 108.


1920s

Theodor S. Jacobsen, ’23 (mathematics), of Seattle, July 17, at 102. A professor emeritus of astronomy at the U. of Washington, he studied the pulsation of variable stars for 70 years and completed his final book, Planetary Systems from the Ancient Greeks to Kepler, at age 98. His work was vital to understanding binary star systems.

Barbara Frick Barrett, ’29 (education), of Palo Alto, February 23, 2002, at 94.

Henry Eric Hill, ’29 (general engineering), Engr. ’30, of Arnoldsville, Ga., May 11, at 96. He was one of the “Immortal 10” who retrieved the Axe from Cal and a longtime benefactor of Stanford. His brother, Clair, ’32, died in 1998. Survivors: three sons, David, MS ’63, PhD ’66, Norman, JD ’66, and Kenneth; his daughter, Alice Swenson; five stepchildren; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

George Lahey Pascoe, ’29 (education), of Fullerton, Calif., in December 2002, at 94. He was a member of El Campo and the Chaparral. During World War II, he served in the Army Air Corps. He established Trade Shows Ltd. in Los Angeles in 1945 and ran the company until his retirement. Survivors: his second wife, Elizabeth; his daughter, Judith Perry, ’61; two grandsons; and three great-grandchildren.


1930s

Humboldt Walter Leverenz, ’30 (chemistry), of Naples, Fla., May 20, at 93. A pioneer in the field of luminescence of solids, he enjoyed a 43-year career with RCA Corp. and also worked as the director of research at the David Sarnoff Research Laboratories in Princeton, N.J. Elected to the National Academy of Engineering, he received the Modern Pioneer Award from the National Association of Manufacturers and held 67 patents. Survivors: his wife of 62 years, Edith; three children, David, Julia and Ellen, Gr. ’76; and four grandchildren.

Isabell Warren Hartwich, ’32 (education), of Modesto, Calif., May 12, at 91. She was a retired teacher, Sacramento Bee columnist and unofficial historian for Modesto, where she lived for 86 years. Her husband of 62 years, Galen, died in 1996. Survivors: three daughters, Ann Brandin, ’59, Nancy Easton, ’60, and Kathleen Williams, ’71, MA ’72; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Justin Redman Dorgeloh, ’33 (preclinical medicine), MD ’37, of Oakland, May 10, at 89. One of Lewis Terman’s “Termites,” he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. In addition to serving as chief of pathology at Oakland’s Providence Hospital, he was a lifelong critic of the nation’s pharmaceutical companies, a writer and a contributor to The Best of Medical Humor. Survivors: his wife, Sacha; his son, John; his daughter, Jane Muranyi; two grandchildren; and two stepchildren.

William August Schink, ’33 (economics), MBA ’38, of Lacey, Wash., March 30, at 91. He worked for U.S. Steel before embarking on his 20-year career with Weyerhaeuser Co. in Tacoma, Wash., in 1949. Survivors: his wife of 67 years, Lola; two sons, William and Timothy; and his daughter, Carol Washam.

Ward Carl Krebs, ’34 (political science), of San Mateo, June 2, at 90. A member of Phi Gamma Delta, he joined Wells Fargo Bank when it was the American Trust Co., rising to senior vice president, and retired in 1978. He served as president of the Western Region of the Boy Scouts. The Ward C. Krebs Family Professorship in the School of Humanities and Sciences was established in his honor in 1997. Survivors: his son, Robert, ’64; three grandchildren, including Elisabeth Dorman, ’98; and his sister.

Richard Billing “Dick” Miles, ’34 (economics), MBA ’38, of Rossmoor, Calif., May 6, at 89. He was a member of Alpha Delta Phi and the baseball team. During World War II, he served as a Naval officer. He was a vice president of Coldwell Banker Commercial Real Estate and later a partner in Angelo and Miles Real Estate. Survivors: his wife of 61 years, Alice, ’39; his son, Chipman, ’63; his daughter, Susan Brady; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and his brother, John, ’36.

Caroline Sarah Haddock Reuland, ’34 (English), MA ’37, of Pacific Grove, Calif., February 1, at 88. She taught junior and senior high school in California from 1935 to 1943. Survivors: her daughter, Florence Eichenberg, ’65; a son; six grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

Richard Whitmore Van Wagenen, ’34 (social science/social thought), PhD ’41 (political science), of Mitchellville, Md., May 9, at 90, after a stroke. He served in the Army during World War II and spent two years in postwar Germany as U.S. deputy secretary to the Allied Control Authority. He taught at Duke, Columbia and Princeton universities, the National War College and American University’s graduate school. He joined the World Bank in 1962, where he developed training programs to help people in other countries run World Bank-funded projects, and retired in 1977. His wife of 66 years, Jean, died in 2002. Survivors: two sons, Peter, MD ’74, and Richard; two granddaughters; and his sister, Ann Robison, ’35.

Jane Elizabeth Snow Westwater, ’34 (philosophy), MA ’35, PhD ’38, of Montecito, Calif., June 16, at 91. She earned a master’s degree and doctorate in bacteriology and was a talented tennis player and golfer. Survivors: two sons, John and Douglas; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Robert James “Jim” Cayton, ’36 (economics), of Los Angeles, May 24, at 88, of heart failure. In 1937, he launched Vogue Venetian Blinds, which became Santa Monica, Calif.-based LouverDrape, with more than 100 distributors in 100 countries. A philanthropist and avid cruiser, he and his wife made more than 150 voyages, visiting more than 200 countries. Survivors: his wife of 59 years, Lucille; two sons, Bob and John; two daughters, Kiki and Lori; and six grandchildren.

Mary Frances Lane Williams Morton, ’36 (psychology), of Sarasota, Fla., June 22, at 88, of a heart attack. She was a longtime volunteer with the Red Cross at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. Survivors: two daughters, Charlotte McGraw and Emily Lane.

Najeeb Elias “Jeeb” Halaby, ’37 (political science), of McLean, Va., July 2, at 87, of congestive heart failure. He was captain of the golf team. After earning a law degree at Yale, he served as a Navy test pilot during World War II. He worked for the Office of Research and Intelligence under President Truman, as a deputy assistant secretary of defense in the Eisenhower administration and as head of the Federal Aviation Administration under President Kennedy. He headed Pan American Airlines from 1969 to 1973 and then his own New York-based investment firm, Halaby International, specializing in Middle East aviation ventures. Survivors: his wife of six years, Libby; his son, Christian, ’77; two daughters, Lisa, who became Queen Noor of Jordan, and Alexa; and 14 grandchildren.

Thornton W. Mitchell, ’37 (history), MA ’39, of Raleigh, N.C., May 14. He was a member of Breakers. Survivors include his wife, Memory.

Gustav W. Becker, ’38, of Ogden, Utah, December 18, 2002, at 87. He was a member of Delta Chi. During World War II, he served in the Navy. He worked for Becker Brewing & Malting, a family business, and also ran Hoover Tire & Battery Co. Survivors: five sons, John, Chuck, Jim, Fred and Monte; six daughters, Jeanne, Tina, Margaret, Doe, Theresa and Linda; four grandchildren; and a sister.

Paul McElroy Foreman, ’38 (chemistry), MA ’40, of San Marino, Calif., July 2, at 88, of Parkinson’s disease. He had a long career at Union Oil Co. in Southern California, first in research and later in administration. His wife of 61 years, Helen, predeceased him. Survivors: two sons, Terry, ’64, and Jon; and two daughters, Nancy Flanagan and Betty.

Oliver Morton Jamison, ’38 (social science/ social thought), JD ’41, of Fresno, Calif., July 4, at 86. He was a member of El Cuadro. During World War II, he served as an officer in the Army. A tax attorney, he served on the board of visitors of Stanford Law School and, from 1976 to 1979, on the California State Bar board of governors. His wife, Margaret, ’38, predeceased him. Survivors: three sons, Stephen, Thomas and Daniel; and three grandchildren.

Jack M. Lipman, ’38 (history), of San Francisco, May 27, at 86. He was a member of the track and field team. During World War II, he served as an Army officer and was awarded a Purple Heart. He was a longtime San Francisco building contractor and real estate developer. Survivors: his wife of 54 years, Ruth; his daughter, Julie Bernard; and a grandson.

John W. “Jack” Moore, ’39 (general engineering), of Liberal, Kan., June 16, at 84. He served as an Army officer during World War II. From 1947 to 1988, he was CEO of the Liberal Gas Co. Survivors: his wife of 64 years, Margaret; three sons, Mike, John and Casey; three daughters, Kathryn Haskins, Molly and Jane; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister.


1940s

Kate Lawrence Rice, ’40 (pre-nursing), of Weed, Calif., November 16, 2002, at 84. She was a longtime Alturas, Calif., rancher who raised award-winning Suffolk sheep. Survivors: two sons, Michael and Tom; her daughter, Sally; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Carl Frederick Breer, ’41 (general engineering), of Rancho Mirage, Calif., May 27, at 83, of Parkinson’s disease. He was a member of Sigma Chi. During World War II, he served in the Navy. A founder of McCulloch Corp., he was knighted by King Baudouin of Belgium. From 1970 until his retirement, he operated his own firm of corporate financial consultants, CF Breer & Co., in Los Angeles. Survivors: his wife of 56 years, Madge; his son, Frederick; his daughter, Carla Howard, ’70; two grandchildren; and two brothers, Robert, ’49, and William.

Robert Frederick Ditlevsen, ’41, of Santa Cruz, Calif., July 11, at 83. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi and of the 1940 “Wow Boys” Pacific Coast championship football team. During World War II, he served as a Marine Corps pilot and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. He enjoyed a 30-year career with the Prudential Insurance Co. His wife of 57 years, Phyllis, died in 2002. Survivors: two sons, Jon and Robert; four grandchildren; and a sister.

Lenore Marjorie Forward Lutes, ’41 (sociology), of San Diego, June 10, at 82. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta. Active in San Diego community affairs, she chaired the charity ball. Survivors: three sons, Thomas, Gordon and James; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

William Thomas “Tom” Patterson, ’41 (social science/social thought), MBA ’43, of San Jose, June 8, at 82, of heart and lung disease. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta and the golf team. After retiring as a Pan American Airlines manager, he became a career consultant. Survivors: his wife of 58 years, Rae; his son, Clay; his daughter, Maggie; and four grandchildren.

Barbara “Babs” Shainwald Rogers, ’41 (English), of San Francisco, May 16, at 83. She was a member of the women’s tennis team. Her husband, Ernest, predeceased her. Survivors: three sons, Richard, James and Ernest Jr.; two daughters, Claire and Barbara; 12 grandchildren; and five sisters, including Dickie Kern, ’47, MA ’49.

Robert Blair Evans, ’43 (pre-law), of Aptos, Calif., June 13, at 81. During World War II, he served as a Navy pilot and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. He was a Marine Insurance underwriter for more than 20 years and lived in Southern California. Survivors: his wife of 59 years, Janet; his son, Jack; his daughter, Gail; two granddaughters; and a sister.

Harper H. Ink, ’43 (economics), of Bend, Ore., July 15, at 80, of Alzheimer’s disease. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and the tennis team. He served with the Army Air Force during World War II and then was an accountant with firms in Northern California. Survivors: his wife of 39 years, Correen; two daughters, Karen Chaussee and Lorian Hyatt; and two stepsons.

Rosalie Sturges Carpenter Onofrio, ’44 (social science/social thought), of Atlanta, April 10. She was a member of Chi Omega. Survivors: two daughters, Carmel Boyd and Anne Wheeler; and five grandchildren.

Barbara Adele Fishel Karwowski, ’45 (communication), of Sea Cliff, N.Y., July 15, at 80, after heart surgery. She was a high school teacher. Her husband, Alex, died in February. Survivors include two sons, Paul and Mark; and two granddaughters.

Donald B. O’Neill, ’45 (general engineering), MS ’48, of Littleton, Colo., May 25, at 79, of emphysema. He was a member of Sigma Chi. He enjoyed a long career as a petroleum engineer with various oil companies. Survivors: his wife of 54 years, Betty, ’48; his son, Don; two daughters, Mary Christ and Laura; and four grandchildren.

Barbara Ann King Carey, ’47 (economics), of San Jose, July 3, at 77, of respiratory failure. She was a member of the San Jose Auxiliary of Packard Children’s Hospital and active in community affairs. Survivors: her husand of 53 years, Clarke, MS ’62; three sons, Michael, Stephen and Peter; her daughter, Elizabeth; seven grandchildren; and two sisters, Mary, ’52, and Kathryn.

Betty Baruch Bancroft Cutten, ’47, of Tahoe City, Calif., May 15, at 77, of respiratory failure. An interior designer who specialized in lighting design, she formed Cutten Associates in 1987 with her husband, an electrical engineer. Survivors: her husband, Merritt, ’39; three children, William, Antoinette and Mary; three stepchildren, including Charles Cutten, ’70; six grandchildren; and her brother, Donald Baruch, ’51.

Charles F. Uhrhammer, ’47 (general engineering), MS ’50, of Los Altos, at 80. He served as an officer in the Marine Corps during World War II and the Korean War and then worked as a structural engineer. Survivors: his wife, Ruth; two sons, Thomas and William; his daughter, Janet; four granddaughters; and a brother.

Edward William “Ed” Thayer, ’48 (political science), of Los Altos, at 96. He worked for Levy Bros. in San Mateo and retired as executive vice president. Survivors include Pat Thayer.

We apologize to Ed Thayer, ’48, who is alive and well despite the obituary published in this issue. A corrected obituary, for George Edwin “Ed” Thayer, ’29, appears in the March/April 2004 issue.

Donald Robert Clough, ’49 (economics), of Reno, Nev., May 15. He was an insurance salesman for 20 years before becoming an investment entrepreneur. Survivors include his former wife, Mildred, ’50, and six daughters.

David Mathew Graham, ’49 (mechanical engineering), MS ’50, of Whidbey Island, Wash., October 24, 2002, at 77, of a heart attack. He was a member of Los Arcos. During World War II, he served in the Navy. He worked as an appraiser of industrial equipment for 35 years in Southern California. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Patricia.

Theodore Gustav “Ted” Liljenwall, ’49 (industrial engineering), of San Antonio, April 2, at 76, of a heart attack. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta, Tau Beta Pi, and the track and field and football teams. During World War II, he served in the Navy. He and his father-in-law operated American Tire Mileage Specialists, headquartered in San Antonio, for 25 years. He then turned to real estate development for the next 17 years. Survivors: his wife of 51 years, Margaret; two sons, Erik and Ted; three daughters, Caroline Crider, Pam Imig and Linda Leissner; 14 grandchildren; and a brother.


1950s

Alan J. Day, ’50 (history), of San Jose, May 14, at 75, of Alzheimer’s disease. For more than 30 years, he was an insurance broker specializing in group benefits. Survivors: his wife of 46 years, Janis; his son, Mark; his daughter, Caprice Day-Borgeson, MA ’92; and three grandchildren.

June Lucretia Barnum, ’51 (psychology), of San Francisco, June 2, at 74. She was a partner with the law firm McCaw and Barnum in San Francisco. Survivors include her mother and her brother.

Matt Martin Frost Jr., ’52 (economics), of Riverside, Calif., April 18, at 71. He was a member of Chi Psi. After a 29-year career at Provident Bank in Riverside, he retired as vice president in 1991. He was active in community projects and a 10-year Stanford volunteer. Survivors: his wife of nearly 50 years, Maxine Pierce, ’53; two sons, Douglas, ’77, and Grant; his daughter, Anne Francis; and four grandchildren.

Douglas Hale McColl, ’52 (biological sciences), of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., October 4, 2002, at 74, of cancer. He served two years in the Marine Corps. A general surgeon, he practiced in San Diego for nearly 30 years and served twice as chief of staff at Alvarado Hospital Medical Center. Survivors: his wife, Gloria; two sons, Ian and Gavin; his daughter, Corrinne Simmons; and three grandchildren.

H. James Cornish III, ’54 (history), of Woodside, June 5, at 70. He was a member of Zeta Psi. After serving in the Army, he started his 38-year real estate career in 1959 and helped build Cornish & Carey into one of the most prominent residential real estate firms in Northern California, expanding the company to include 18 sales offices around the Bay Area before it merged with Coldwell Banker. He retired in 1997. Survivors: his wife, Lynn; two sons, Jay, ’84, and Hugh; his daughter, Cassandra; and a sister.

Manuel Peter Katsufrakis, ’56 (pre-law), JD ’58, of Tarzana, Calif., July 28, at 83, of heart failure. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta and served in the Army. A former entertainment lawyer with the O’Melveny & Myers law firm, he was appointed a municipal court judge in 1965, retiring in 1977. During his 12-year tenure, the Los Angeles Small Claims Court was recognized by the National Institute for Justice as a model court, and courts across the nation began patterning themselves after it. Survivors: his wife of 43 years, Martha; his son, Jason; his daughter, Danai; a brother; and a sister.

Suzanne Mary Mayer, ’58 (history), of Beverly Hills, Calif., June 4, at 65. She was actively involved in numerous charities, especially those dedicated to Catholicism. Survivors: her daughter, Maria; her son, Michael; and three grandsons.

Charles Irvin Meltzer, ’58 (psychology), of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., May 3, at 68. He was a biomedical researcher at the U. of Pennsylvania, retiring in 1979. An avid circus historian, he contributed many articles to circus publications and amassed an extensive collection of circus memorabilia. Survivors include his partner of 29 years, James John Watson.


1960s

Richard Allen Kovner, ’61 (political science), of Locust, N.J., March 11, at 63. He grew his college business from a mimeograph machine in his parents’ garage to a company he sold to Simon & Schuster before he turned 30. Shifting from publishing to finance, he was the founder and president of Comart Inc., a commodities broker. Survivors: his wife of 34 years, Joyce; his daughter, Shayne Winn; his brother; and his sister.

Barbara Ellen Lusk Kovach, ’63 (history), MA ’64 (education), of Skillman, N.J., July 28, at 61. She was a member of Phi Lambda Theta and Phi Beta Kappa. After earning her PhD at the U. of Maryland and serving as a professor and department chair at the U. of Michigan-Dearborn from 1973 to 1984, she continued her teaching career at Rutgers, first as dean of University College and then at the School of Business. She wrote 11 books on leadership and trends in the corporate world. Survivors: her husband, Randy; her son, Mark; two daughters, Deborah Ploskonka and Jennifer; a sister; and a brother.

Lila Lee Hutton Dowd, ’64 (English), of Los Angeles, February 8, at 59, of pancreatic cancer. Her first husband, Timothy Kennedy, ’63, predeceased her. Survivors: her husband, Patrick X. Dowd; and four children, including Elizabeth Kennedy, ’96.

Karen Elizabeth Plain-Switzer, ’65 (physics), of Goettingen, Germany, June 2, at 59. After earning a PhD in mathematics, she accepted a position at the Max Planck Institute in Goettingen. She wrote and translated numerous scientific articles despite diabetic retinopathy, which gradually robbed her of her sight. Survivors: her former husband, Robert Switzer, PhD ’65; two daughters, Elisabeth Kniehl and Elinor; her mother; a brother; and two sisters.

Bruce Kimball Black, ’68 (political science), of Salem, Ore., April 12, at 57, of a heart attack. He was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa. An attorney, he worked for the state of Oregon for 25 years, as a hearings officer and later as an administrative law judge. Survivors: his wife of 30 years, Ruth DeLong; his son, Adrian; and his mother.


1970s

Sharon Elizabeth Sisk Knight, ’70 (anthropology), of Davis, Calif., July 23, at 54, of complications from multiple sclerosis. She was a member of Cap & Gown, Lambda Nu, the University Choir and Britain V. A social worker, she worked for Child Protective Services of Yolo County and then, for 25 years, for Sacramento Children’s Home, where she was a supervisor and director of a campus school. Survivors: her husband, John, ’70, MA ’71; two daughters, Heather, ’98, and Elizabeth; and her sister.

Alan Edward Koontz, ’74 (chemistry), of Woodland Hills, Calif., September 16, 2002, at 49, of ischemic heart disease. After receiving his doctorate in biochemistry, he began a career in international marketing, traveling to every continent except Antarctica. He lectured in Japan, Korea and Australia and was a prolific writer of magazine articles. Survivors include his wife, Giancinta.

Rose Mary Wolf Osborne, ’75 (biological sciences), MS ’77, of Essex, Mass., July 12, at 49, of metastatic lung cancer. She joined the staff of Harvard Community Health Plan in 1986 and also worked at Brigham and Women’s Hospital before founding her own obstetrics and gynecology practice in Beverly and Glouster, Mass., and creating a menopause center at Hunt Hospital. Survivors: her husband, David, ’73; three daughters, Annie, Molly and Emily; her son, Nicholas; her parents; a sister; and a brother.


1990s

Jessica Grace Wing, ’93 (humanities), of Brooklyn, N.Y., July 19, at 31, of colon cancer. While at Stanford, she was the composer and lead singer for a rock band. After graduation, she worked for five years as a sound-recording engineer in San Francisco, then began graduate work in film at Columbia U. and joined New York’s Inverse Theater as resident composer. She wrote the music for a modern opera, Lost, which opened in New York in August. Survivors: her companion, Damian Volpe; her parents; her brother; and three stepsisters.


Business

William David Witter, MBA ’53, of New York, May 11, at 73. He joined his father’s firm, Dean Witter Inc., in 1956 and founded his own company, William D. Witter Inc., in 1967, specializing in asset management and research for institutional investors. A founding investor of National Semiconductor, he was a longtime trustee of the San Francisco-based Dean Witter Foundation and a member of the Hoover Institution’s board of overseers. Survivors: his wife of 31 years, Inger; two sons, William and Michael; four daughters, Virginia Woods, Elizabeth Mayer, Sidney Daire and Anna, ’99; and his sister, Ann, ’41.

John Howard Norton, MBA ’65, of San Diego, September 21, 2002, at 65, of metastatic melanoma. He was a Naval aviator until 1963 and then taught marketing at UC-San Diego and other universities. He was recognized with the Order of the Polar Star for his many years of service as the Consul of Sweden in San Diego. Survivors include his wife, Margareta, and his children.


Education

Lois Vivian Carman Adams, Gr. ’37, of Chico, Calif., June 7, at 93, of a stroke. A retired teacher, she was one of the founders of the Chico Family Services Association and co-founder with her husband of the Chico chapter of PFLAG. Her husband of nearly 60 years, Harlen, EdD ’38, died in 1997. Survivors: two sons, Gordon, ’63, and Martin; her daughter, Harlene, ’60; and six grandchildren.

Sally Anne Taylor King, MA ’50, of Beverly, Mass., May 20, at 77, of cardiac arrest. She worked for the Christian Science Publication Society in Boston.

Robert Elliott Biggs, MA ’53, of Santa Rosa, Calif., May 23, at 87. During World War II, he served in the Army Air Force. He sang with the Los Angeles Opera before beginning his career as a high school teacher, counselor and principal in the Bay Area. Survivors: his wife of 62 years, Gertrude; his son, Robert; his daughter, Marilu Pellarin; and three grandsons.

Norma Dreifke Menkes Crockett, Gr. ’57, of Palo Alto, May 7, at 87. She was a psychologist. Her husband of 41 years, J.L. Crockett, died in 2000. Survivors: her son, David Menkes; her daughter, Antonia Schappert; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a sister.

Daizui Douglas John MacPhillamy, MA ’68, of Mount Shasta, Calif., April 4, at 57, of lymphatic cancer. After practicing as a clinical psychologist in Klamath Falls, Ore., and Mount Shasta, he was ordained a Buddhist monk in 1973 and elected head of the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives in 1996.


Engineering

Robert Elliot “Rob” Kling, MS ’67 (electrical engineering), PhD ’71, of Bloomington, Ind., May 15, at 58, of cardiovascular disease. After teaching at UC-Irvine for 23 years, he joined Indiana U. in 1996 to head its new Center for Social Informatics and teach such courses as Digital Libraries and Computerization in Society as well as seminars in information science. He authored or co-authored more than 175 books and other publications and was editor of the journal The Information Society. Survivors: his wife, Mitzi Lewison; and his sister.

Joseph C. “Jos” Henkens, MS/MBA ’79, of Palo Alto, July 8, at 50, while bicycling in France. He was a general partner for 20 years with Advanced Technology Ventures. Survivors: his wife of 24 years, Kathryn; two sons, Johan and Pieter; his daughter, Emma; his mother; two brothers; and a sister.


Humanities and Sciences

Carole Ann Pushing Burch, MA ’62 (music), of Nashville, Ind., April 19, at 63, of cancer. She taught math and directed choral programs, primarily in high schools, in California and Indiana. An amateur golf champion, she also coached basketball. Survivors: her husband of 41 years, Stephen, MS ’62, PhD ’65, MBA ’69; her daughter, Brittany; her son, Stephen; two granddaughters; her mother; and two brothers.

Warren Ernest Gade, MA ’63 (history), PhD ’71, of Fresno, Calif., June 4, at 62. He was a member of the faculty at Cal State-Fresno for more than 30 years. Survivors: his wife, Isa; his son, Robert; and a granddaughter.

Lawrence “Larry” D. Blackshere, Gr. ’80 (music), of San Leandro, Calif., in April 2002, at 53, of homicide. He was a pianist and jazz percussionist who had performed with Boz Scaggs and the Grateful Dead and played for many theatrical productions in San Francisco. Survivors: two brothers; and his sister.

Lara Jennifer Moore, PhD ’01 (history), of Princeton, N.J., July 20, at 32, of cancer. A former Fulbright scholar, she was history librarian at Princeton University’s Firestone Library. Survivors: her fiancé, David Gilman; her brother, Clark ’95; her parents; and her maternal grandparents.


Law

Harry Fred Wartnick, JD ’72, of San Francisco, July 7, at 55, of heart failure. He was a pioneer in asbestos litigation and, in 1995, formed his own firm, Wartnick, Chaber, Harowitz, Smith & Tigerman, which won record verdicts against the tobacco industry. Survivors: his wife of two years, Joan Pollitt; two stepsons; his mother; his stepfather; and a brother.


Medicine

Alan R. Tempkin, MD ’69, of Granite Bay, Calif., April 21, at 62, of cancer. After serving as chief of inpatient rehabilitation at Lewis-Gale Hospital in Charlottesville, Va., he was director of rehabilitation at Sacramento’s Methodist Hospital and also established a private practice in Sacramento in 1992. Survivors: his wife, Terry; three sons, Joshua, Noah and Jeremy; his daughter, Sarah; two granddaughters; and two sisters.