Obituaries - December 2018


Bruce Baker, of Leesburg, Va., July 1, at 72. The Dr. Morris Herzstein Professor in Biology at Stanford, he published more than 150 papers in genetics and was best known for his work on the connection between genes and complex behaviors. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1993 and served as vice president and president of the Genetics Society of America. After retiring from the university, he moved to a campus of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Ashburn, Va. With his wife, he backpacked on Baffin Island, rafted the Aichilik River in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and explored the Antarctic Peninsula. Survivors: his wife, Allison Chin, ’91; and two siblings.

Allan McCulloch Campbell, of Palo Alto, April 19, at 88. At Stanford, he studied bacterial viruses as the Barbara Kimball Browning Professor. His recognition of how viruses can remain dormant in host cells led to the development of modern tools of biological research. He was a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2004 he received the Abbott-ASM Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Microbiology. He enjoyed gardening, hiking, attending the opera and traveling. Survivors: his wife of 59 years, Alice; children, Wendy Campbell Nelson, ’82, and Joseph, ’84; and five grandchildren, including Andrew Nelson, ’12.

John “Jack” Farquhar, of Stanford, August 22, at 91, of natural causes. He was professor emeritus of medicine and of health research and policy. As one of the first to see cardiovascular disease prevention through the lens of public health, he focused on environmental and behavioral risk factors that spanned whole cities in the hopes of identifying interventions that could benefit entire communities. He established the Stanford Prevention Research Center and was a founding member of the International Heart Health Society. He was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 1978. His many awards include the American College of Physicians’ James D. Bruce Memorial Award for Distinguished Contributions in Preventive Medicine (1983), the Charles A. Dana Award for Pioneering Achievements in Health and Education (1991) and the Fries Prize for Improving Health (2005). Survivors: his wife, Christine (Johnson, ’56, MA ’61); and children, Meg and John.

Robert Rouse, of Palo Alto, July 28, at 70, of Parkinson’s disease. He was professor emeritus of pathology and former chief of pathology and laboratory medicine for the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System. His career at Stanford began with an internship in anatomic pathology, a two-year postdoctoral fellowship and a medical fellowship in surgical pathology. In 1980, he became an acting assistant professor, then an assistant professor and co-director of the tissue immunodiagnosis laboratory. He retired as full professor in 2015. His research focused on lymphocytes and the development of practical diagnostic applications. The co-author of more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and numerous book chapters, he also served on the editorial boards of Advances in Anatomic Pathology and the Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry and on the editorial review panel of Human Pathology. Survivors: his wife, Bich Tien; and children, Liensa Vidra and Nicholas.


Dwight Zook, ’39 (social science/social thought), MBA ’41, of Murrieta, Calif., June 2, at 101. At Stanford, he and his twin brother were members of the gymnastics and wrestling teams, the Band and Theta Chi. He worked for North American Aviation/Rockwell. He was president of the Los Angeles chapter of the National Urban League in the 1960s and was appointed to California’s Fair Employment Practices Commission by Gov. Edmund G. Brown. In 1981, he retired to Mammoth, Calif., where he built a house, skied and hiked, and then relocated to Murrieta, Calif., 10 years later. He was predeceased by his twin brother, Wayne, ’39, MBA ’41, his daughter, Karen, and his son Michael. Survivors: his wife, Barbara; his sons Richard, Samuel and David; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.


Ruth Ide Harbour, ’41 (social science/social thought), of San Marino, Calif., July 30, at 98. While raising her family, she was active in the PTA, the San Marino Republican Club, the Pasadena Guild of Children’s Hospital, and the Luminaires. She and her husband traveled throughout the United States and Europe, and her family looked to her as an example of positivity, graciousness and living life to the fullest. She was predeceased by her husband, L.B., ’41. Survivors: her children, Jo Anne Jones, Lucy Crumrine and Robert; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Gerald Stoner, ’42 (political science), MBA ’49, of Saratoga, Calif., June 13, at 97. He served in military intelligence in World War II and led a team of translators working with Japanese documents. After returning to Stanford for his MBA, he worked at the Department of Commerce and as a business executive in New York City. In 1961, he returned to California to work as a marketing and product manager in some of Silicon Valley’s early technology companies. He later taught business administration at San Jose State U. and CSU-Hayward. Later in his career, he worked as a management consultant specializing in the auto industry and Japanese management techniques. He was a talented amateur composer and loved jazz and 1940s swing. He was predeceased by his wife of 68 years, Rita, and his brother, Norman, JD ’40. Survivors: his daughters, Susan and Abby; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Barbara Cull Jedenoff, ’43 (history), of Orinda, Calif., May 11, at 95, from respiratory problems associated with Alzheimer’s disease. At Stanford, she was a member of Chi Omega and was on staff at the Stanford Daily. She met her future husband while he was hashing at her sorority, and they were married at Stanford Memorial Church a week before her graduation. She worked for the Southern Pacific Co. while her husband served in World War II. She raised her family in four different places in the United States. In California, she was an active member of the Stanford book club, the Stanford East Bay Women’s Club, the Muir branch of Children’s Hospital and Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed traveling through Europe, Asia and the Americas. She was predeceased by her brother, John, ’42. Survivors: her husband of over 75 years, George, ’40, MBA ’42; her children, Nick and Nina; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Robert “Bob” John Preble, ’43 (social science/social thought), of Aberdeen, Wash., November 10, 2017, at 96. At Stanford, he was a member of the El Campo eating club. During World War II, he was active in anti-submarine warfare and underwater demolition, and he was a lieutenant commander in the Navy Reserve. He owned and operated the Preble Agency for 67 years, offering advice on life insurance, securities and employee benefits. He served on the boards of the Grays Harbor College Foundation, Grays Harbor Community Foundation, Salvation Army and Twin Harbors Boy Scout Council. He received the Silver Beaver Award, Scouting’s highest adult honor. He also served as lay reader, warden, vestryman and teacher at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, and he received the Bishop’s Cross from the Diocese of Olympia. He was predeceased by his wife, Liz. Survivors: his companion of 15 years, Alice Lillegard Weston; his children, Gary, ’71, and Robin, ’73; four grandchildren, including Daniel, ’06; and one great-grandson.

Anne Gardner Taber, ’44 (social science/social thought), of Capay, Calif., July 27, at 96, of pneumonia. She dedicated herself to raising her children (and a series of miniature dachshunds) on the family farm. She was a longtime Girl Scout leader and active in the Boy Scouts and PTA. She enjoyed family trips to national parks in the western United States and travel to points throughout the world. A fan of her children’s sports teams, California Golden Seals hockey and Stanford football, she was also an avid player of golf and bridge. She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Merlin, ’43. Survivors: her children, Karen Garrison, Merlin III, Martha, ’72, and Laurence, ’74; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two siblings, including her brother, Robert, ’48.

Thomas Chong Glenchur, ’45 (biological sciences), MD ’49, of San Francisco, June 29, at 94. He was a medical intern in New York City and did his residency with the Veterans Administration in Des Moines, Iowa. He was a surgeon in private practice in Fresno for almost 40 years, and he continued his active pursuit of medical education even into retirement. He was passionate about art and music, and he painted and took piano lessons throughout his life. Survivors: his wife of 66 years, Blanche; his children, Kim, ’75, Tom, Paul and Katharine; nine grandchildren; and one sister.

Pauline Wilson Kemp, ’45 (education), of Denver, June 16, at 94, of heart failure due to aortic stenosis. At Stanford, she played tennis and was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. She guided foreign dignitaries at the first U.N. conference in San Francisco in 1945, and then taught in American schools in Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires. As a freelance writer, she covered the London and St. Moritz Olympics for the San Diego Union, and later published articles about Vladimir Nabokov, Golda Meir, Martin Luther King and John Paul II, among many others. Throughout her life, she was an avid skier, golfer and tennis player. She was predeceased by her husband, Frank, and her sister, Joan, ’41. Survivors: her sons, Frank Jr. and J. Hovey; and two grandsons.

Nancy Norris, ’45 (social science/social thought), of Altadena, Calif., April 19, at 94, of heart failure. She taught middle school for over 30 years. She was predeceased by her former husband, John M. Burris, ’43. Survivors: her children, John, Melody Comfort, Carol, Marilyn Craig and Linda Burris; 11 grandchildren; and her sister, Virginia, ’51.

Byrne Bernhard, ’46 (interdisciplinary), MBA ’48, of Loomis, Calif., June 10, at 96. At Stanford, he was a member of Chi Psi and the soccer and rugby teams. During World War II and the Korean War, he was a pilot in the Army Air Corps. He spent his entire career with Green Glen Dairy, Linen and Coffee Companies in San Francisco, first as an executive and later as the owner. He became a fan of Stanford football in the 1930s and rarely missed a home game for 70 years. He enjoyed fishing and camping trips to the Eastern Sierra, weekly golf games with his son at Stanford Golf Course and raising English springer spaniels. Survivors: his wife of 70 years, Mary, ’44; and his son, Edwin.

Alvin Maynard Fletcher Hudson, ’47, MS ’50, PhD ’57 (physics), of Portland, Ore., August 19, at 95. He enlisted in the Army during World War II, and at Stanford he worked on the atomic bomb at Los Alamos National Laboratory. As a graduate student, he participated in opera performances. He was a physics professor at Occidental College and eventually became head of the department, and he co-wrote a physics textbook widely used in the United States and Japan. He enjoyed climbing in Colorado, the Tetons and Yosemite. After returning to his native Portland in 1997, he enjoyed traveling in the company of a wide circle of close friends. Survivors: his cousin, Mike.

Mary Lesnett Carpenter, ’48 (political science), of Santa Barbara, Calif., June 17, at 91. She was devoted to raising her children and serving her community, particularly through music. For 59 years, she was a member of the Nine O’Clock Players Theater for Children, an auxiliary of the Assistance League of Los Angeles, in which she played the piano and acted in productions for underserved and special needs youth. She served as president of the Westside Guild of Children’s Hospital, was a longtime member of the Junior League and the National Charity League, and gave bus tours of LA during the 1984 Olympics. In her later years, she enjoyed hiking, bridge and golf. She was predeceased by her husband of 66 years, Jack, ’44. Survivors: her children, Alison Davis, ’79, William and John; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and her sister.

Alice Wanke Stephens, ’48 (education), of Portland, Ore, February 22, at 92. She worked for the Portland recreation department and on local radio before moves brought her to Texas, California and Kentucky. After returning to Portland in 1971, she focused on her painting career and found inspiration in the landscapes of coastal Oregon and in Portland’s Forest Park and Japanese Garden. She had shows at the Forestry Center, the Portland Art Museum’s sales gallery and elsewhere. She was particularly proud of a mother/daughter show she participated in with her daughter, Lynn Massey. She shared her love of music through church and community choirs. She was predeceased by her husband, Farrold. Survivors: her children, Scott, ’73, Lynn and Todd; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

George William Dickinson, ’49 (economics), of Los Angeles, June 18, at 92, of natural causes. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta. After Stanford, he served in the Army and then worked in real estate development in Southern California. He loved the beach, traveling, playing golf and bridge, rooting for Stanford and, above all, spending time with his family. He was predeceased by his sister, Dorothy Lineberger, ’44. Survivors: his wife of 66 years, Virginia (Norris, ‘51); his children, Bill, ’76, Bruce, Doug, and Laura Evanisko; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Ermalouise Ebener Leeper, ’49 (speech and drama), of Portland, Ore., January 17, 2016, at 87. She met her future husband on a blind date at Stanford, and they were married in Stanford Memorial Church. After graduating, she raised her family on Army posts in the United States and overseas. She later worked for the Department of the Army, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. In 1991, she ended her government service as a division chief of a large government personnel office, and she returned home to Oregon. Survivors: her husband, John, ’50; her sons, John, Richard and Joseph; and four grandchildren.


Howard R. Coerver, ’50 (social science/social thought), of Playa del Rey, Calif., July 15, at 93, of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and pneumonia. During World War II, he served in the Navy in the South Pacific. He spent his career as an insurance broker with his own agency. He was predeceased by his former wife, Carolyn (Young, ’50), and his son, Gary. Survivors: his daughter, Marilyn Rogers; one granddaughter; and his close friend, Marianne Lindsay.

Robert W. Gibson, ’50, MA ’56 (communication), of Pasadena, Calif., June 22, at 89, of pneumonia. He was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma. He began his journalism career with United Press and became one of the youngest correspondents covering the Korean War. He was later drafted and served in the Army’s public information office at the Presidio in San Francisco. He resumed his career with postings in London and Moscow for McGraw Hill News Service and then became associate foreign editor for Business Week. But it was at the Los Angeles Times that he made his greatest impact. He expanded the foreign desk and helped turn the paper into a leading source of international news. He received an Overseas Press Club of America award for an article on South Korea’s postwar development. As a Fulbright Scholar, he spent four months in London with the Financial Times in 1986. Once retired, he enjoyed travel, reading, spending time with his family and rediscovering his lifelong passion for magic. Survivors: his wife of nearly 38 years, Esmeralda; his former wife, Carol V. Gibson; his children, Christopher, Paula and Valerie; and four grandsons.

Nancy Langston Gruber, ’50, MA ’53 (speech and drama), of New York City, July 16, at 88, of progressive supranuclear palsy. As Stanford, she directed a production of Brecht’s Good Woman of Szechuan. After pursuing a career in theater, she earned a master’s degree in library science from Columbia U. and became a librarian. She was also a dedicated supporter of progressive politics and worked with Socialist Action in San Francisco and with the Fourth International in Paris. She was a talented musician and played violin and viola in chamber music groups. She was predeceased by her first husband, James Riley; her second husband, Samuel Gruber; and her son Robert Riley. Survivors: her husband of 25 years, Morton Sobell; her children and stepchildren; and eight grandchildren.

Richard Kenneth Hughes, ’50 (biological sciences), MD ’55, of Park City, Utah, July 11, at 89, of lung cancer. At Stanford, he played rugby, ran track and was a member of Zeta Psi. He served in the Army during the Korean War and completed his medical training at George Washington University Hospital and Tokyo General. He specialized in heart and lung surgery and built a heart surgery program at the U. of Utah, where he was professor of surgery. He hiked the length of the John Muir Trail with his family, ending with an ascent of Mount Whitney. He later climbed Mount Aconcagua, Kilimanjaro and Mauna Loa. He especially loved spending time with friends at his ranch in the Uinta Mountains. Survivors: his wife of 59 years, Jane; his children, Susan, Flint, ’87, MS ’92, and Elizabeth, ’85; and five granddaughters.

Douglas K. Lilly, ’50 (physics), of Santa Clara, June 24, at 89. At Stanford, he rowed crew and was a member of the Navy ROTC. After Navy service during the Korean War, he earned a master’s degree and PhD from Florida State U. From 1964 to 1982, he was a senior research scientist in meteorology at the National Center for Atmospheric Research and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. He was professor of meteorology at the U. of Oklahoma from 1983 to 2002. He held an endowed chair, founded two research centers and received numerous awards for his teaching and research, including the American Meteorological Society’s Carl-Gustaf Rossby Research Medal in 1985 and the Royal Meteorological Society’s Symons Gold Medal in 1993. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1999. Survivors: his wife, Judy; children, Don, Kathy and Carol; and two siblings.

Walter R. “Rennie” Newman, ’50 (art), of Carmel, Calif., April 8, at 88, of heart disease. At Stanford, he was a member of the Chi Psi fraternity. He devoted his career to building custom homes. An avid skier, he also enjoyed race walking, sculpting, duplicate bridge, building and flying scale model airplanes, and creating stained glass windows. He was known for his big smile and big heart, a sharp wit and gentle humor. Survivors: his wife of 66 years, Joanne (Gorham, ‘51); sons, Marty and Bill, ’78, MS ’79, PhD ’85; and one granddaughter.

Mary Ellen Alabaster Peirano, ’50 (English), of Lafayette, Calif., July 2, at 90. After Stanford, she worked as an administrative assistant, on Okinawa and elsewhere, while her husband served in the Army. She was engaged in her community through the PTA, the Lafayette Improvement Association, the Republican Women’s Club, the Stanford Women’s Club and the AAUW. But her greatest passion was poetry. Her poems won awards from the statewide Ina Coolbrith Circle and were published in magazines and anthologies, as well as in her three published chapbooks. She enjoyed adventure travel and backpacking in the High Sierra. She was predeceased by her sisters Jane Rice, ’51, and Ann Sorgen, ’53. Survivors: her husband of 66 years, Larry; children, Thomas and Ellen; two grandchildren; and one sister Sally Evans, ’56.

James Thurber Jr., ’50 (communication), of Los Altos, June 16, at 90, after a brief illness. He served in the Army during the Korean War, embarked on a career in journalism with the Wall Street Journal, and then returned to Stanford to serve in various administrative positions. In 1967, he began a 23-year career with the foreign service, with initial postings in Tanzania, Malawi and Nigeria. In 1980, he was presented with the State Department’s Award for Valor for his actions during the takeover and destruction of the American Embassy in Islamabad. He received the USIA Superior Honor Award for his role in developing a Fulbright exchange program between the United States and Canada in 1990. He was also highly engaged in civic life. He was a city councilman in Los Altos and mayor for four years, a member of numerous city and regional commissions and Democratic Party committees at the state and local levels. Survivors: his wife of 68 years, Emily (Forrest, ’52); children, James III, Harriette Rasmussen, Alexander, and Mary Martin, ’88; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Theodore August Westphal III, ’51 (economics), of Lafayette, Calif., July 17, at 88. He was the Delta Tau Delta social chairman. He worked in sales and marketing at Del Monte Corp. for 35 years, retiring as vice president of organizational development. During a posting in the Philippines, he developed a love of travel and exploring diverse cultures. He served his community as a board member for the Lafayette Planning Commission, the Forest Landowners Association and the East Bay Agency for Children. He was predeceased by his wife of 59 years, Marilyn. Survivors: his children, Kristen Trisko, Scott and Tracy; eight grandchildren; and his brother, James.

Peggy Pooley Church, ’53 (psychology), MA ’68 (hearing and speech), of Green Valley, Ariz., October 3, 2017, at 85, of Parkinson’s disease. She excelled in all her chosen endeavors, including finance, business management, real estate and speech therapy. She enjoyed reading, tennis and golf, but especially loved adventuring with her husband by RV, by light aircraft or in their renovated trawler — journeys to the Southwest, the United Kingdom and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, were particularly memorable. Survivors: her husband of 38 years, Rod; daughter, Michelle; three grandchildren; and two siblings.

Norma Jean Davis Mastin, ’53 (biological sciences), of Madera, Calif., July 20, at 87. She taught biology at Madera High School, where she met and married a fellow teacher. They traveled the world together, including taking a sabbatical in Australia. Her passions were nature and travel photography. She organized nature and travel programs for community organizations and camera clubs, published articles in the Photographic Society of America Journal and was a frequent photo judge both locally and for PSA international exhibitions. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard. Survivors include her sister.

Robert B. Miller, ’53, MA ’57 (education), of Walnut Creek, Calif, September 22, 2017, at 85, from congestive heart failure. He served on USS Toledo during the Korean War. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. After Stanford, he taught elementary school and served as principal of schools in Fullerton and Palo Alto. He entered the world of consulting in 1965 with Kepner-Tregoe, eventually becoming vice president and general manager for North American operations. In 1975, he founded the company today known as the Miller Heiman Group. During his career, he co-authored five business books, including Strategic Selling (1986). He loved theater, opera, Gilbert and Sullivan and the symphony, and he was an enthusiastic fan of the Giants and 49ers. He was predeceased by his wife, Peggy. Survivors: his sons, Charles, William and Richard; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Clyde Lee “Cookie” Barbeau, ’54 (history), of Bakersfield, Calif., July 20, at 86. At Stanford, he was a member of Zeta Psi. After graduation, he served as an officer in the Navy for four years. After joining the family business, Rufener’s Drugs, in 1958 and opening a new drug store, he shifted gears and embarked on a 50-year career in real estate, brokerage and development. He enjoyed fishing expeditions to Canada and Alaska, family vacations in Santa Cruz and skiing at Mammoth and Aspen. He was a longtime board member of Bakersfield’s historic Union Cemetery. He was predeceased by his first wife, Julianne (Rufener, ’55); his second wife, Patricia; and a granddaughter. Survivors: his children, Brandis Moran and Brad; stepdaughter, Tracy Novak; four grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and his sister.

Dewey Dayr Peterman, ’54 (chemical engineering), of San Diego, July 1, at 86, of lung cancer. At Stanford, he was a member of Kappa Sigma, swam and played water polo. He served in the Navy until 1963 and earned a master’s degree in chemical engineering from USC. He spent his engineering career with Bechtel, Mobil, Fluor, Gulf and General Atomic, retiring as director of engineering projects at Cook Imaging. He and his wife also worked together as developers, giving him the opportunity to apply his woodworking talents to creating unique doors and other architectural features. He loved swimming, body surfing, gourmet cooking and reading. For much of his life, he was an active supporter of the intellectually disabled in his community. Survivors: his wife, Esther; children, Wendy, ’78, MS ’79, Kevin, Eric, Dana and Robin; and two grandchildren.

Sue Hering Clark, ’56 (social science/social thought), of Lake Oswego, Ore., June 20, at 83. At Stanford, she was a song leader and was active on the Rally Committee. She earned a master’s degree in education from San Jose State U. and a teaching credential from Portland State U. As a middle school and high school language arts and English teacher for three decades, she was recognized as a compassionate mentor for new colleagues and known for her ability to connect with and inspire students. She was an active member of the Junior League of Portland and served on the board of the Portland Junior Symphony. In 1974, she was the first woman to become president of Portland’s Racquet Club. She enjoyed reading, travel, symphony and opera. She was predeceased by her first husband, Donald Hering, ’57, and her second husband, Roy. Survivors: her sons, Don Hering, Ross Hering and Jack Hering; one granddaughter; and two great-grandsons.

Lois Mae Kurrle Smith, ’56 (classics), of Sutter Creek, Calif., June 16, at 82. After Stanford, she earned a master’s degree in library science from San Jose State U., worked in libraries in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties and retired in 1998. She was the founder and first president of Palo Alto Adolescent Services (now Adolescent Counseling Services), which provides counseling and other services to troubled youth and their families. She was an avid cook, puzzle solver, debater and family history researcher. Survivors: her husband of 61 years, Bob, MS ’55, PhD ’60; children, Ceci, Marcus and Allean; three grandchildren; and her brother.

Emily Cooper Dunn Stephenson, ’56 (social science/social thought), of Santa Barbara, Calif., April 17, at 86, of natural causes. She worked as a real estate agent on the Monterey Peninsula for more than 30 years. She was president of the Carmel Board of Realtors and served on many committees with both the California and National Association of Realtors. She expressed her kindness and generosity in volunteer service for many charitable causes, including the Allied Arts Guild Auxiliary, the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford, the Junior League and the PTA. She was an active supporter of the Carmel Foundation and a board member of the Church in the Forest in Pebble Beach. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert. Survivors: her first husband, William Dunn, MBA ’56; sons, William Dunn Jr., Charles Dunn and Robert Dunn; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.

John Alfred Masterson, ’57 (speech and drama), of Ventura, Calif., January 12, at 82. He was president of the Stanford Ski Club and a member of Alpha Tau Omega and he played on the freshman football team. He spent his career as the owner and manager of automobile dealerships, but his passion was auto racing. After hitting a concrete pillar at 100 mph in 1964, he paused his racing to focus on building his business, raising his family and supporting his community. He served in leadership positions for numerous Ventura institutions, including Community Memorial Hospital, the Ventura College Foundation, the Ventura Unified School District, the Ventura Boys and Girls Club, Ventura East Rotary and the Ventura Boy Scouts. He also served as president of the Ventura Chamber of Commerce and was elected port commissioner. He wrote newspaper columns about cars, business, travel and theater, and he performed in many local theater productions. Survivors: his wife, Judy; children Janna, Jeff, ’87, Julia and Mark; six grandchildren; and one sister.

Donald Gill Sorensen, ’57 (history), of Seattle, August 4, at 82, from cancer. He was a member of Delta Chi and ROTC, and his time at Stanford was followed by two years of active duty in the Army. He earned an MBA from the U. of Denver in 1961 and began an accounting career in California. He was elected Inyo County auditor four times and served as president of the California County Auditors Association. He served his community as a 4-H leader and a member of the elementary school board in Bishop, Calif. He loved cooking, especially when he could share his knowledge of cooking with his grandchildren. Survivors: his wife of 57 years, Irene; children, Stan and Kira-Anne; and five grandchildren.

Harold A. “Hap” Wagner, ’57 (mechanical engineering), of Santa Rosa, Calif., at 82. He was a member of the basketball team and Delta Tau Delta. After Stanford, he served in the Air Force and earned an MBA from Harvard. He spent his career with Air Products and became chairman and CEO of the company in 1992. He was also chairman of Agere Systems and served on the board of directors of United Technologies, Maersk, CIGNA, PACCAR and Arsenal Digital Solutions. His public service included memberships on the boards of Lehigh U., KidsPeace National Council, the Eisenhower Fellowships and the Dorothy Rider Pool Health Care Trust. Survivors: his wife of 62 years, Marcia (Kenaston, ’56); children, Sandy Boyce, Kristi, ’80, Tracey and Erik; and seven grandchildren.

Diane Allen Magleby, ’58, of Provo, Utah, August 9, at 82, following a lengthy struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. She earned a teaching degree from the U. of Utah and returned to the Bay Area as a schoolteacher. She raised her family on Nob Hill and in Walnut Creek before moving to Utah in 1972. In St. George and Provo, she dedicated herself to serving her church and her community. She was president of the Timpview High School PTA during the 1980s and served as a Sunday school teacher and president of her congregation’s women’s auxiliary. She and her husband volunteered at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. She was predeceased by a grandson and her brother Wilmer, ’56, MD ’59. Survivors: her husband of nearly 60 years, Hal; children, Mark, Brooke Bouchard, Matson, Montgomery and Morgan; 18 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; and one brother.

Marriam Cramer Ring, ’58 (history), of Newport, R.I., July 28. She studied photography at the San Francisco Art Institute and the London School of Economics. She worked as a freelance photographer and was one of the first instructors in photography at Stanford. The love of travel she shared with her husband and her passion for photography inspired journeys to Europe, Ethiopia, the Middle East, Tanzania, Peru, Mexico, Indonesia and China. She snorkeled in Java and climbed a live volcano in Sumatra. She also loved books and was a trustee of the Newport Public Library. Survivors: her husband, Al; and a brother.

Willis D. Stinson Jr., ’58, MS ’59 (electrical engineering), of Sonoma, Calif., May 25, at 81. At Stanford, he was a member of the varsity crew team. As an engineer, he worked on test instrumentation systems for Beckman Instruments, EH Research, Fairchild Semiconductor and Biomation Corp., and he was awarded numerous patents. In 1977, he helped found Altos Computer Systems in San Jose and was its first hardware engineer. In 1982, he and his wife started a catalog business in Chicago, but they chose to retire to Sonoma. He was a gifted photographer and student of nature. He especially loved spending time in Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada and leading his family on hiking and camping trips. Survivors: his wife of 59 years, Judy, ’59; children, Anne Greski, Amy Leavenworth and Willis III, ’84, MS ‘86; and six grandchildren.

Carolyn Miller Vestal, ’58 (economics), of San Francisco, June 19, at 81. After a year of graduate study in the Harvard-Radcliffe program in business administration, she joined the Wells Fargo Trust Department in San Francisco as its first female securities analyst. She followed the stock market throughout her life and eagerly awaited the latest issue of the Value Line Investment Survey. While raising her children, she was active in the local community and served in various volunteer leadership positions with the San Francisco Opera Guild, the San Francisco Symphony, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the Junior League. She enjoyed attending the symphony, reading and playing bridge. She was predeceased by her former husband, Paul, and her daughter, Hilary. Survivors: her son, Peter; two granddaughters; and her brother, Anthony, ’64.


Peter F. Brussard, ’60 (history), PhD ’69 (biological sciences), of Reno, Nev., May 20, at 79, of complications from a stroke. At Stanford, he was a member of Chi Psi. He served for four years on the USS Coral Sea. He earned tenure at Cornell U., headed the biology departments at Montana State U. and the U. of Nevada-Reno and was director of the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory. He was an AAAS fellow and held visiting professorships at the U. of Texas-Austin, the U. of Arizona, UCSD and the U. of Otago in New Zealand. He had a profound influence on the modern international conservation movement through his work to establish the Society for Conservation Biology. In 1993, he co-founded the Nevada Biodiversity Initiative. He mentored more than 40 PhD and MA students who have become active in conserving or restoring biological diversity. Survivors: his wife of 49 years, Trudy; and sons, William and Peter.

Peter C. Rank, ’60 (history), of Palm Springs, Calif., February 11, 2017, at 79. He was respected as a lawyer and revered in the world of contract bridge. After earning his JD from UC-Berkeley, he became deputy district attorney in Contra Costa County, and he later led departments in the state government and was founding partner of a health-care law firm. As a bridge player, he became the youngest holder of the Life Master rank while still a Stanford student. He and his partner were the leading point scorers for 15 straight years between 1960 and 1975. After retiring from active play, he continued to serve the bridge world as a legal adviser, and as the writer, director and producer of bridge-themed musical spoofs for national tournaments. He was also renowned as an organizer of dog shows and fund-raisers for charitable causes.

Ann Marie Lowell Goldberg, ’61 (modern European literature), of Bend, Ore., May 7, at 78. After graduation, she was an editor in Hong Kong and then worked for the American Association of University Women and the American Logistics Association in Washington, D.C. She focused her volunteer efforts on founding the Washington School for Girls, whose mission is to educate girls to become strong leaders and break the cycle of poverty in their communities. She also started a program to help military wives earn their GEDs while their spouses were deployed overseas. She was predeceased by her second husband, Mort. Survivors: her sons, Timothy Allen and Richard Allen; her grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and two siblings, including Elizabeth Lowell Brunkow, ’57.

Terence Emory Moore, ’61 (geography), of Salem, Ore., May 8, at 79, of a heart attack. A member of Chi Psi, he started his career in the hospitality industry at hotels in New York City. He then managed a large cattle ranch in Oregon and did accounting work for Mexican restaurants in the Willamette Valley. He traveled extensively and took a trip around the world with one of his fraternity brothers. He enjoyed cooking, gardening, coin and stamp collecting, and spending time with family. Survivors include his two brothers, including Mike, ’66, MA ’72.

Ralph Norton Clement, ’62 (history), MA ’63 (education), of Fresno, Calif., January 29, at 78, after a long illness. He was a second lieutenant in the Army National Guard, but chose to attend Stanford, where he was a member of the Band, rather than pursue a military or government career. He taught history at Bullard High School for 39 years and was a counselor at Calvin Crest, a Christian summer camp. He also taught classes at Fresno City College. Teaching was not just a profession for him but also a matter of religious service, and he counted himself blessed both through life’s abundance and its challenges. Survivors: his wife of 49 years, Becky; children, Kate, Rachel, Laura, Hannah and Paul; and nine grandchildren.

Katherine Anderson Denton, ’62 (anthropology), of Tucson, Ariz., May 23, at 78, of vascular disease and congestive heart failure. She raised her children and expanded her circle of friends in Roswell, N.M., before moving to Tucson in 1983. She is remembered by her family and friends as an intelligent, compassionate, nonjudgmental and loving person who appreciated the attributes that make each person unique. She was predeceased by her former husband, Thomas, ’61. Survivors: her children, Kate and Kelsey, ’87; and five siblings.

Susan Hopkins Kelly, ’62 (nursing), of Snoqualmie, Wash., June 30, at 77. After Stanford, she earned a master’s degree from the U. of Washington and joined the Navy Nurse Corps. During her career, she worked at Snoqualmie Valley Clinic and the Snoqualmie Weyerhaeuser Mill. She was later director of home health services at Snoqualmie Valley Hospital and worked for the Washington State Department of Health. She also served her community as a hospital commissioner and by supporting the Snoqualmie Valley Historical Museum, Encompass, Mount Si Senior Center and Snoqualmie Library. Survivors: her husband of 53 years, Francis; children, Bart and Colleen; and her brother.

Stuart Thomas Cleveland, ’63 (civil engineering), Engr. ’02 (chemical engineering), of Rossmoor, Calif., May 9, at 82. He earned an MS in chemical engineering and an MBA from the U. of Michigan, then helped establish the first computer science program in California at Sacramento State U. He worked as a consultant for the Touche Ross accounting firm, where he headed the regional governmental auditing program and was the national and international banking partner before retiring in 1988. He then ran his own consulting company, Capital Management Group. He was active in the California Society of CPAs, serving one term as president, and was the TransAmerica Professor of Finance at Saint Mary’s College. He also supported his community as a councilman and mayor of Lafayette and as coach of a Girls Club soccer team. He was predeceased by his son Brian. Survivors: his wife, Joan; children Linda and Dave; four grandchildren; and one brother.

Craig Anthony Gladen, ’63 (German studies), of Sacramento, July 7, at 76. He earned a graduate business degree from Arizona State U. He worked as a bank officer in Europe and the United States and later became a founding owner of the rice processing and storage company Great Western Growers. He had a passion for flamenco guitar music and studied and played throughout his life. He was also a sportsman who enjoyed hunting and fly-fishing. He had over 40 years of service in Alcoholics Anonymous. Survivors: his wife, Judi; his former wife, Joan (Mayes, ’63); children, Anne, Cynthia and Calvin; and five grandchildren.

Rex R. Perschbacher, ’68 (philosophy), of Sacramento, June 30, at 71, of complications from progressive supranuclear palsy. With a law degree from UC-Berkeley, he worked as a law clerk for a district court judge and in private practice. The co-author of four legal textbooks, he taught law at UC-Berkeley, the U. of Texas, Santa Clara U. and the U of San Diego. At UC-Davis, he taught for 35 years, receiving the law school’s distinguished teaching award in 1992 and serving as dean of the law school from 1998 to 2008. Survivors: his wife of nearly 30 years, Debbie Bassett; daughters, Julie McLaughlin, ’99, and Nancy Bateman; four grandchildren; and a sister.

June Emerson Moroney, ’69 (psychology), of Napa, Calif., January 14, at 70. She earned a law degree from UC-Hastings, practiced law and supported progressive values through her involvement with the Democrats of Napa Valley, Planned Parenthood and the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, Calif. She was also an active member of the justice and peace groups of Napa Methodist Church and sang in the church choir. Survivors: her former husband, Charlie Kuntz, ’66, JD, ’69; children, Mike Kuntz, Rob Kuntz and Katie Kuntz; and her sister.


John Bohler, ’71 (communication), of Dayton, Ohio, July 2, at 69, of Lewy body dementia. He enrolled in the Coast Guard after graduation and completed 20 years in the Coast Guard Reserve. He earned an MA in film at UCLA and then raised his family in Dayton, where he was coordinator for transcultural programs at United Theological Seminary. Survivors: his wife, Carolyn; daughter, Alexandra; and two granddaughters.

David Andrew Kille, ’71 (English), of San Jose, June 30, at 68, of pancreatic cancer. He was a member of the Glee Club and Theta Xi. After Stanford, he studied at the American Baptist Seminary of the West and was ordained in 1975. He was a seminary intern at Stanford Memorial Church and served at Grace Baptist Church in San Jose from 1979 to 1988. In 1997, he earned a PhD from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, and he was part of a movement to renew psychologically informed ways of reading the Bible. In 2003, he created Interfaith Space to develop opportunities for dialogue and sharing sacred space and communications among interfaith groups. He cherished backpacking trips with his wife in the Sierras and Cascades. He expressed his love of music through playing guitar, composing, leading congregational music and singing with the Sunnyvale Singers. Survivors: his wife, Pamela (Bjorklund, ’72, MA ’73); sons, Jabin and Russell; one grandson; his father, David; and two sisters.

John Dennis “Butch” Pereira, ’73 (psychology), of Folsom, Calif., August 17, at 66. He rowed crew at Stanford,and his career included working as an advocate for mental health clients in Napa County. He remained a lifelong fan of Stanford football and made many trips to bowl and play-off games. Survivors include his two sisters.

Philip Blumberg, ’74 (communication), of Mountainair, N.M., September 11, 2016, at 63, of suicide. He had a 25-year career in television production, first with WNET, the New York City PBS station, and then as a freelance television stage manager. He also pursued doctoral study at NYU in English education and taught freshman English. He was an avid backpacker and dedicated photographer. In 2004, he moved to New Mexico to be closer to the mountains and to write fiction full time. Just before his death, he completed the novel that was his proudest accomplishment. Survivors include his sister, Vicki.

Rosalyn Annette Hines, ’75 (German studies), of Atlanta, August 14, at 66. She earned a JD from Columbia U. and then worked as a corporate attorney for AT&T and American Express. She returned to Columbia for a master’s degree in journalism, moved to the Bay Area and worked in broadcast journalism. Her third career involved development roles for Colby College, Bates College, Cornell U., Spelman College, Georgia State U. and the Red Cross. She found pleasure in collecting art, glassware, dishware, stamps, spoons and Christmas pins. Survivors include her half-sister, Beverly Miller.

David A. Harrison, ’79 (biological sciences), of Seattle, August 3, at 61. He earned his MD and PhD from UC-Davis, then completed his internship and psychiatry residency at Oregon Health and Science U. He was a consulting psychiatrist and an attending physician, and at the U. of Washington, he was an associate professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences. He engaged in chaplaincy training and received a grant from the John Templeton Foundation to develop mental health training materials for chaplains while in residence at New York’s HealthCare Chaplaincy Network. He was passionate about team-based, collaborative and integrative approaches to mental health care, and committed to providing mental health services for those who were underserved. Survivors include his mother, Florence.


Mark Belgarde, ’81 (mechanical engineering), of San Rafael, Calif., July 4, at 59, of cardiac arrest. At Stanford, he played rugby and was a member of Theta Delta Chi. He was an engineering consultant for 30 years and retired in 2013 as executive vice president/chief operating officer of WSP USA/Flack + Kurtz. He was known for his project and office management skills and his talent for hiring, mentoring and developing young engineers. He enjoyed coaching Little League, golf, cooking and attending sporting events with his family, and he was a lifelong student of history. Survivors: his wife, Kim (Eichhoff, ’81, MS ’82); sons, Brian and Graham; parents, Verlin and Mary; and four siblings.

Renee Steiner Meyers, ’81 (political science), of Redmond, Wash., June 16, at 58, of cancer. At Stanford, she was on the basketball team and a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. Early in her career, she worked as a sales executive for Xerox Corp. She raised her sons in Redwood City and Salt Lake City. In 1998, she moved to Redmond and launched her career in personal coaching. She also provided voluntary service at an elementary school, a nursing home and a military base, and she coached a boys’ basketball team. She found joy in writing, conversation and staying connected to old friends. Survivors: her husband, Wes; sons, Danny and Scott; mother, Ann Steiner; and two siblings.

Richard Longyear, ’82 (human biology), MA ’83 (education), of Palo Alto, July 17, at 57, of cancer. At Stanford, he played water polo. He taught biology at Menlo-Atherton High School for 36 years, helping to develop new laboratory programs and teaching initiatives. He also coached the girls’ water polo team and was an assistant swim coach. As head of sports for the Peninsula Athletic League, he directed swimming championship meets for more than 30 years. He was predeceased by his daughter, Sarah. Survivors: his wife, Sally (Alden, ’83); son, C.J., ’12; father, George, ’60; and five siblings.

William Andrew Buckingham, ’83 (economics), of Ross, Calif., August 22, at 57, of pancreatic cancer. At Stanford, he earned All-American honors as a member of the sailing team. After getting his MBA at Dartmouth U., he worked for Bankers Trust in New York City. He returned to California to join the fixed income division of Goldman Sachs. In addition to sailing, he enjoyed surfing, bicycling, snowboarding and, above all, spending time with his family. Survivors: his wife, Joey; children, Ellie, Grace and Henry; and five siblings.


Crystal Marie Carreon, ’98 (political science), of Lakewood, Calif., July 21, at 42. At the age of 3, she was diagnosed with cancer, but she battled the disease and was declared cancer free by the time she was 7 years old. After graduating from Stanford, she worked for the Los Angeles Times, the San Jose Mercury News and the Sacramento Bee before pausing her career to raise her son. Later she earned a law degree from Indiana U., returned to the West Coast and worked as a legal writer before passing the California State Bar in May 2018. Survivors: her son, Jackson; parents, Gary and Deborah Carreon; and two siblings.


Daniel “Atticus” Anderson, ’13 (engineering), of Los Angeles, January 10, at 26, of brain cancer. At Stanford, he played trumpet and drums in the Band and was a member of Theta Delta Chi. He and his engineering partners took their senior project to market with a successful Kickstarter campaign and then launched a product design firm in San Francisco after graduation. One year later, he returned home to LA to take a position as lab engineer at AFX Studio, where his work was featured on television shows including American Horror Story: Freak Show, Hotel and Scream Queens. Some of his favorite moments of recent years: camping trips, dart tournaments, Dodger games and traveling the backroads of America in a renovated van. Survivors: his life partner, Lina Bardovi; parents, David and Heather (Langenkamp, ’86); grandparents, including Robert Dobie Langenkamp, ’58; and his sister.


William P. Palmer Jr., MBA ’48, of Danbury, Conn., May 27, at 95, after a brief illness. During World War II, he served as an officer on the USS Brooklyn. His 20-year career with the American Can Co. included seven years in Mexico City before his family settled in Connecticut. In 1972 he became head of the Hackley School’s business office, where he remained until retiring in 1986. He then devoted himself to his musical career with a passion, playing accordion, piano and banjo with the Easton Banjo Society, the Riverbank Banjo Band and the Ridgefield Senior Melodiers. He was predeceased by his wife of 66 years, Ethel. Survivors: his children, Susanna Marker, John and Rex; and two grandchildren.

John Greenwood, MBA ’56, of Fullerton, Calif., July 12, at 88, of natural causes. Having served in the Marine Corps in Japan at the end of the Korean War, he returned to Japan while working for Bank of America. Over the course of his career, he was an officer and vice president for several banks in Southern California. He contributed to the community as a board member and president in the Foreign Trade Association of Southern California, the Los Angeles Headquarters City Association and the Los Angeles Job Development Corp. He and his wife shared a lifelong love of travel, the arts and languages. He was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Joan (Voss, MA ’56, PhD ’62). Survivors: his children, Mary Faley and Neil; and six grandchildren.

Nicholas Donatiello Jr., MBA ’86, of San Francisco, June 26, at 57. After beginning his career at McKinsey, he became press secretary and campaign manager for former New Jersey Sen. Bill Bradley. He went on to found Odyssey LP, a research and strategic consulting firm. He served on the boards of Dolby, Big 5, Gemstar-TV Guide and a number of investment funds. He had recently joined the board of directors of Sony. Since 2012, he was a lecturer in management and taught corporate governance at the Graduate School of Business. He was a dedicated supporter of the Stanford LGBTQ community, and in 2008, he helped manage the campaign against California’s Proposition 8. Survivors: his father, Nicholas; and three siblings.

Paul Gustave Doré, MBA ’90, of Santa Barbara, Calif., August 3, at 54. He served in the Marine Corps and spent his banking and investing career with Wells Fargo, the Investment Group of Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara Asset Management. He was a devoted advocate for his community, most notably as president of the Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation as it transitioned to a world-class concert venue. He had a lifelong passion for travel that he shared with his family. Survivors: his wife, Tiffany; daughters, Ava, Ella and Vaughn; parents, Dick and Pam; and two sisters.

Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences

Ivan Paul Colburn, PhD ’61 (geology), of Pasadena, Calif., July 1, at 91. He served in the Navy and worked briefly for Shell Oil. After earning his Stanford degree, he spent 55 years as a professor of geology and oceanography at CSU-Los Angeles. His research focused on sedimentary petrology, stratigraphy and marine geology. In 2016, the Pacific Section of the Society for Sedimentary Geology honored him with its Lifetime Achievement Award. He had a passion for the outdoors and was never happier than when he was hiking, surfing or diving with family and friends. Survivors: his wife of 60 years, Patricia (Thorne, ’57, MA ’58); sons, Blake, Paul and Kyle; and six grandchildren.


Richard Bevier Robinson, MA ’51, of Sequim, Wash., July 21, at 89, of natural causes. He taught history and then served as assistant principal at Mayfair High School in Lakewood, Calif. He later became dean of student activities at Cerritos College in Norwalk, Calif., where he worked until his retirement. He believed in the value of public education and maximizing access to higher education through student involvement in activities, athletics and student government. In retirement, he enjoyed golf, travel and supporting political candidates. Survivors: his wife, Mary; children, Sharon, Leslie, Nancy and Andrew; five grandchildren; and one sister.

Mary C. Wright Misson, MA ’52, of Sunnyvale, August 14, 2015, at 83. Survivors: her children, Evelyn James and William; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

William E. Geeslin, MS ’70 (statistics), PhD ’73 (education), of Bloomington, Ind., May 25, at 73, of Parkinson’s disease. He spent his career as a professor of mathematics education at the U. of New Hampshire until retiring in 2009, with two years on sabbatical at the U. of Georgia. His scholarship focused on teaching probability and statistics to elementary school children. He also held a post in Washington, D.C., with the National Science Foundation. He enjoyed travel, especially trips to Acadia National Park, Napa Valley, the Canadian Rockies, Alaska, the Caribbean, France and Costa Rica. Survivors: his wife of 50 years, Eileen; daughters, Kimberly and Melissa Geeslin Snodgrass, ’95; and five grandchildren.

Curtis Lyman Manns, MA ’74 (sociology), PhD ’77 (education), of Tallahassee, Fla., February 8, 2016, at 76, of natural causes. He worked for 25 years and raised his family in Palo Alto. Later he moved to Tallahassee, where he spent 15 years as an associate professor in the School of Business and Industry and Florida A&M U. He retired in 2014. Survivors: his wife of 56 years, Lillie; children, Curtis, Kelli Greene and Monique; four grandchildren; and his sister.


George Zorbalas, Engr. ’63 (electrical engineering), of Cherry Hill, N.J., March 16, at 84, of cardiopulmonary arrest. He left his home in Greece to pursue his education in the United States. He spent his career as an electrical engineer at RCA. A pillar of the St. Thomas Greek Orthodox Church, he served for more than 40 years as teacher and principal of the Greek school program and choir director, and he was a member and president of the church board. Survivors: his wife of 57 years, Aikaterina; sons, Spiros, Paul and Steven; two grandchildren; and two sisters.

James E. Gips, MS ’68, PhD ’74 (computer science), of Medfield, Mass., June 10, at 72. He was the John R. and Pamela Egan Professor of Computer Science at Boston College. He had a lasting impact as co-developer of the EagleEyes device for controlling computers through eye movements, which allowed severely disabled people to communicate with others and interact with the world. He was a finalist for the Discover Award for Technological Innovation and won a da Vinci Award for achievement in accessibility engineering. In 2015, he was selected as the Carroll School of Management Honors Program professor of the year. Survivors: his wife, Barbara; former wife, Patricia Biggiani; children, Jonathan, ’03, and Amy; stepdaughter, Caitlin O’Connor; grandson; stepmother; and sister.

Daniel S. Allan, MS ’76 (engineering-economic systems), of San Mateo, July 24, at 78, of prostate cancer. He played lead roles in numerous Gilbert and Sullivan productions by the Stanford Savoyards. After earning his degree, he spent 30 years at the Stanford Research Institute as a telecommunications consultant and played a key role in developing telecommunications system in Kuwait and Alaska. Whether for work or for pleasure, he enjoyed traveling in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, South America and Australia. He had a deep love for the wilderness and enjoyed camping with friends and family in the Sierras. Survivors: his wife of 35 years, Liz; children, Timothy and Nora; and two siblings.

Gary Dean Scudder, PhD ’81 (industrial engineering), of Nashville, Tenn., June 13, at 65. He taught at the U. of Minnesota and Dartmouth U. before moving to Vanderbilt U., where he was the James A. Speyer Professor of Production Management. An expert on product development and strategic planning, he consulted with United Airlines, 3M, Motorola, RR Donnelley and Bridgestone, among others. The Production and Operations Management Society honored him with the Wick Skinner Award and the Stan Hardy Award for his research. Vanderbilt recognized his teaching excellence with the James E. Webb Teaching Award. His faith was central to his life. He was on the church and school boards of Christ Presbyterian Church, and he served on the board of Missions Development International for almost 20 years. Survivors: his wife, Marti; children, Sarah Morrison and David, ’07; four grandchildren; and two sisters.

Humanities and Sciences

Dorothy May Martens Beek, MA ’48 (psychology), of Newport Beach, Calif., August 31, at 96. She supported her community through active service to the PTA, California Associates, the Environmental Nature Center, Backroads Bike Tours, the OCC School of Seamanship, the Newport Harbor Yacht Club and the Balboa Island Yacht Club. She was predeceased by her former husband, Barton, MBA ’48. Survivors: her children, Charles, Carroll Beek McCallum, ’75, Barton, Barbara Lyon and Joe, ’81; and eight grandchildren.

Howard Edgar Hoffman, PhD ’56 (chemistry), of Glen Mills, Pa., July 18, at 91. He served in the Air Force from 1945 to 1946. As a scientist at DuPont Co. for more than three decades, he researched new drugs to treat diabetes, cancer, AIDS and influenza. His work resulted in four patents and he published numerous articles in scientific journals. He had a lifelong interest in power boating, teaching celestial navigation and outboard mechanics for the Coast Guard’s civilian Power Squadron for many years, and was an amateur photographer with a home dark room. In retirement, he was a volunteer science teacher for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, where his classes on pharmacology were packed. Survivors: his wife of 67 years, Beverly; children, David, Janet Mennies and Andrew; seven grandchildren; and his sister.

Joseph Henry Mensah, Gr. ’57 (economics), of Accra, Ghana, July 12, at 89, after a long illness. His academic career brought him to the U. of London, Stanford and Princeton before he returned to Ghana as an architect of its economic modernization. He was head of the National Planning Commission, a member of the U.N. Economic Commission for Africa and Ghana’s finance minister before serving in parliament. He was imprisoned after a coup in 1972 and spent most of the ’80s and early ’90s in exile. He eventually returned to Ghana and from 1997 to 2009 served as parliamentary minority leader, majority leader, minister for public sector reform and senior minister. He was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth; his wife, Tina; and his children Agnes and Kwabena Buahin. Survivors: his children Papa Kwaw, Kwabena Amoah Awuah, Nana Yaa Yeboaa, Akwasi Amankwatia, Nana Yaa Asiedua and Akua; and five siblings.

Robert E. Moll, Gr. ’67 (chemistry), of Pittsburgh, June 13, of multiple myeloma. He earned an MBA from Indiana U. and worked for 32 years at PPG. He was a board member, treasurer and president of the Mt. Lebanon Nature Conservancy. An active volunteer in retirement, he served as a consultant to nonprofits and as a treasurer and board member of the Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall. He was a longtime member of Southminster Presbyterian Church, where he was instrumental in setting up the computer system. Survivors: his wife, Valerie; children, Brian, Robin and Evan; stepdaughter, Heather Bond; nine grandchildren; and two siblings.

Kathleen Marie Freiling Smith, MA ’87 (communication), of Walnut Creek, Calif., July 17, at 67. She earned a degree in biology from Virginia Commonwealth U. and worked in sales for several years, but her calling was to a life of religious devotion. She was a fully professed member of the Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites and loved taking part in liturgical life as a Carmelite tertiary. She also enjoyed art and creating beautiful paintings. She married John R. Smith in 1979. She was predeceased by her daughters, Marie and Remy. Survivors include six siblings.


Deborah Lynn Schrier-Rape, JD ’86, of Coronado, Calif., June 27, at 56. She was an expert in bankruptcy law and a partner at Goodwin Procter, Andrews Kurth, and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. She was also in-house counsel for SRPC, Zale Corp. and Mariner Systems. During her 30-year career, she advised on numerous corporate reorganizations and was a trailblazer for women in the legal profession, relishing the opportunity to mentor young professionals. She was also a devoted pie baker, birthday party organizer, sideline cheerleader and soccer mom. Survivors: her husband of 34 years, Scott Rape; children, Austin, Ashley Rape Zaslav and Avery; parents, Robert and Barbara Schrier; and four siblings.


Clyde C. Zirbel, MD ’55, of Bozeman, Mont., July 28, at 89. After Stanford, he served in the Army and completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Letterman Army Hospital in San Francisco. In 1966, he joined the Permanente Medical Group, retiring in 1992. While living in Sacramento, he enjoyed bicycle racing, skiing, and sailing on the San Francisco Bay and the Sacramento Delta. He moved to Bozeman in 1993, where he discovered the beauty of the mountains and devoted himself to maintaining his grove of trees and caring for his golden retrievers. He was predeceased by his son John. Survivors: his wife of 64 years, Margaret; children Gretchen Trowbridge, Clyde “Trace” and Patrick; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.