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Obituaries — July 2024

July 10, 2024

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Walter A. Harrison, of Stanford, March 6, at 93. He graduated from Cornell and earned his PhD at the University of Illinois before becoming a professor of applied physics at Stanford in 1965. Well-known in scientific circles for his direct and honest approach, he won international acclaim as a researcher and an author in solid state physics, the theory of metals, semiconductors, and electronic structure. Survivors: his sons, Rick, John, Bill, ’84, and Bob; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

David Korn, of Boston, March 10, at 91. He was the dean of Stanford Medical School from 1984 to 1995 and former vice president of medical affairs for the university, and held numerous other positions, including chief of the pathology service at Stanford University Hospital. Later he became a professor of pathology at Harvard Medical School and the inaugural vice provost for research at Harvard. He was a member of the National Academy of Medicine, a founder of the California Transplant Donor Network, and a presidential appointee as chair of the National Cancer Advisory Board. Survivors: his wife, Carol Scheman; ex-wife, Phoebe; sons, Michael, Stephen, ’83, and Daniel, ’84; stepdaughters, Rebecca Fiduccia and Joanna Fiduccia, ’06; 11 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.


1940s

Mary Ann Walker Dillon, ’43 (political science), of Carmel, Calif., March 27, at 102. She married her classmate and helped him grow his fledgling family nursery, Four Winds Growers, into a now 75-year-old business. While living in Fremont, Calif., she started 22 Girl Scout troops, promoted recycling through TriCity Ecology, and was a founding member of what became the League of Women Voters of Fremont, Newark, and Union City. President from 1980 to 1982, she was honored for 50 years of service in 2007. She was predeceased by her husband of 72 years, Don, ’43. Survivors: her children, Mary Helen Seeger, Deborah Dillon-Adams, and Don Jr.; six grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and brother, Charles Walker, ’56.

Arthur Cahlan Mathews, ’44 (social science/social thought), of Florence, Ore., January 30, at 101. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta. He served as a Navy aviator in World War II. He worked in the employee benefits field as a group insurance and pension consultant, becoming a partner at, and ultimately retiring from, the San Francisco firm David H. Walker Company. He was a founding partner of Allied Administrators Inc. He was an Alpine skier and an avid golfer and was a member of the Stanford Golf Club for over 60 years. Survivors: his sons, Alan, ’71, Arthur Joseph, and Michael; and two grandchildren.


1950s

John Casey Baldwin, ’50 (international relations), of Moraga, Calif., May 24, 2022, at 96. He served in the Air Force. After graduating from law school at UC Berkeley, he served as deputy district attorney of Alameda County from 1954 until his retirement in 1990. Known for his keen intellect and brilliant wit, he was a devoted family man and loyal friend. His passions were vacations to Lake Tahoe and Yosemite, Stanford Cardinal and San Francisco 49ers football, dogs, and his wife and daughters. He was predeceased by his wife, Ruth. Survivors: his daughters, Cindy Strauch and Anne Robertson; and four grandchildren.

Reid Weaver Dennis, ’50 (electrical engineering), MBA ’52, of San Rafael, Calif., March 14, at 97. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta and served in the Navy. He was a pioneering venture capitalist who managed funds for Fireman’s Fund and American Express and later founded Institutional Venture Associates and Institutional Venture Partners. He was an eternal optimist and an adventurer, logging 9,000 hours in Cessna and Grumman aircraft. He served on the San Francisco Opera board for 34 years, 14 of them as chairman. Survivors: his wife of 76 years, Peggy; children, Reid Jr., Suki, Harry, and Don; 11 grandchildren, including Stewart, ’13; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Barbara “Timmy” Levison Napolitano, ’50 (philosophy), of Bethesda, Md., January 24, at 95. After Stanford, she traveled widely, volunteering and working in countries like India, Pakistan, Israel, and Italy. With a master’s degree in sociology from UC Berkeley, she worked for the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. She later worked for the Peace Corps, negotiating its first volunteer program in Sri Lanka, serving as acting director of the operation in India, and spending time in Micronesia. She later worked at The Urban Institute and People for the American Way. She was predeceased by her husband of 51 years, Joe. Survivors: her children, Joan, Nancy, Judy, and Sam; and two grandchildren.

William Naunton Barbat, ’51, MS ’52 (geology), of Lake Oswego, Ore., February 10, at 94. He was a member of Kappa Sigma. He worked as a petroleum exploration geologist for Pan American Petroleum/Amoco in Wyoming and Colorado before moving with his family to Jackson Hole, Wyo., and working as an independent geologist. In the early 1970s, he published the CO2 Newsletter, a compilation of scientific publications on the effects of greenhouse gasses on global warming. In retirement, he received a patent for parts of a fuelless generator through his research entity, Levitronics. He was predeceased by his first wife, Anne. Survivors: his wife, Marita; children, John, James, Carolyn Hidy, and Margie Adams; three grandsons; and great-granddaughter.

Benjamin Mateo Picetti Jr., ’51 (basic medical sciences), MD ’55, of San Francisco, February 7, at 96. He served in the Air Force in Fairbanks, Alaska. He was a renowned refractive surgeon and ophthalmologist in private practice for more than 40 years. After retiring in 1998, he continued to work part time at San Francisco Jewish Home, treating elderly patients for various eye diseases. He was quiet and reserved but full of life, and his genuinely kind heart and angelic soul will be missed. Survivors include his husband, James.

Joyce Anne Graybiel Temby, ’51 (education), of Oakland, August 29, 2022, at 92, of lung cancer. She, her husband, and their children lived in Spain, Canada, Texas, Ohio, and Northern California. She was a beloved and adventurous teacher who taught a range of grades and chaperoned her Spanish classes on trips to Mexico and Spain. She was a loyal Stanford fan and attended virtually every home football game. She volunteered for the Suicide Prevention Hotline, as a tax preparer for Spanish-speaking clients, and at Mountain View Cemetery as a docent. She was predeceased by her son Christopher and husband, Donald, ’51. Survivors: her children Claudia, ’76, Ellen, and Paul; and three grandchildren.

Marilyn Jeanne DeuPree Felland, ’52 (political science), of Sonoma, Calif., February 22, at 93. She contributed to the Stanford Daily. She and her husband were painting contractors, and she was president of the Marin County chapter of the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America—the first woman to hold the position. She was editor of the Ross Valley Reporter in San Anselmo and wrote a syndicated column. A great adventurer, she enjoyed traveling the world, blackjack trips to Reno, Nev., 49ers and Giants games, and the San Francisco Symphony. She was predeceased by her husband, Claude; daughter Martha; and a granddaughter. Survivors: her children Mitchell, Gwen, Ann, and Jeff; seven grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Alan Craig Merchant, ’52 (biological sciences), MD ’55, of Los Altos, December 23, at 92, of heart failure. He was a member of Theta Delta Chi and was in the Marching Band. He served in the Army. He was an orthopedic surgeon on staff at El Camino Hospital for 42 years. After developing a special interest in the knee early in his career, he went on to patent a number of products, including an X-ray view, an artificial joint, and a new surgical technique. He was a founding member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America. Survivors: his wife of 71 years, Joan (McCormick, ’52); children, Thomas, ’77, MS ’79, Janet Gonzales, and Robert, ’78, MS ’79; six grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.

Thomas Frederick Randolph, ’52 (economics), of Palo Alto, March 19, at 93. He was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma and was a yell leader. He spent three years as a naval officer during the Korean War. He joined Foote, Cone & Belding in 1955 and spent his entire 40-year career with the advertising agency, rising from “gofer” to president and then chairman of FCB/Honig West. He was an avid golfer. He was predeceased by his wife, Mary, whom he met in ninth grade; and daughter Kathryn Cook. Survivors: his children, Nancy Brandon and Thomas; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Anne Mercedes Giannini McWilliams, ’53 (French), of San Francisco, February 12, at 93. She held leadership roles in the San Francisco civic and arts community, including serving on the boards of the A.P. Giannini Foundation, San Francisco Opera, Fine Arts Museums, Merola Opera Program, Laguna Honda Hospital, Fall Antiques Show, Museo ItaloAmericano, and Junior League. She was an accomplished equestrian, tended an impressive rose garden, and was an avid San Francisco Giants fan. She and her husband established the Villa Mt. Eden Winery in Napa Valley and won many gold medals at marquee wine competitions. She was predeceased by her husband, James, ’52. Survivors: her children, Keith, Kevin, Robin McWilliams Mathews; seven grandchildren; and sister.

Janice Joyce Hanson Sorensen, ’53 (speech & drama), MA ’54 (education), of Seattle, February 2, at 92. She participated in student drama and in the choir. She taught English and drama and was an adviser at Lincoln High School in Seattle, and later spent 17 years as a substitute teacher in Seattle public schools. She was an active partner in her husband’s ministry at several churches. Later she ran the popular “Fairway Fridays” social hour at her condominium community. She found lifelong joy in swimming, her family, gardening, Guemes Island, Wash., and her church. She was predeceased by her husband of 41 years, Reuben. Survivors: her children, Joan Rice, Philip, and Eric; seven grandchildren; and sister, Shirley Hanson Knutson, ’50.

Aldon Eastman Clark, ’54 (basic medical sciences), MD ’57, of Laguna Beach, Calif., February 23, at 92. After completing his pediatrics residency at the University of Minnesota and UCLA, he moved to San Francisco to serve as a medical officer in the Navy. In 1962, he established a pediatrics practice in Laguna Beach. He retired at 83 after practicing for 52 years. He is remembered for his adventurous spirit (summiting Mount Whitney at age 73), goofy sense of humor, and unique office pets, like rescued raccoons and parakeets. Survivors: his wife of 68 years, Patsy; children, Karen Clark Baker, ’78, Kenneth, Duane, and Eric; 10 grandchildren, including Ashley Baker Clave, ’07, MA ’08; 13 great-grandchildren; and brother.

Richard Jay Monteith, ’54 (sociology), of Modesto, Calif., March 6, at 92, of pneumonia. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta and played rugby and football. He built a career in agribusiness before venturing into public service. Known as a fiscal conservative and a friend of agriculture, he worked in the farm equipment business in Turlock and sold packaging supplies to the egg industry before entering politics with no prior experience. He was a California state senator from 1994 to 2002 and served for 12 years on the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors. He was predeceased by his stepdaughters Stacy Foster and Heidy Kellison. Survivors: his wife, Jeanine; sons, Rick and Scott; stepdaughter Holly Evans; and six grandchildren.

Harold William “Mike” Anderson, ’55 (history), MA ’62 (education), of Colorado Springs, Colo., November 17, at 90. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta and played football. He entered the Air Force after earning his master’s and enjoyed a 25-year career in the military, where he was a decorated pilot and a patient teacher. After retiring, he worked on the family property in Black Forest, Colo., trimming trees, building a house, and caring for animal inhabitants. He was predeceased by his grandsons Oliver Elston and Jerry. Survivors: his wife, Janet; children, Elizabeth Slay, Victoria Jardon, Michael, Gary, and Timothy; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and three siblings.

Judith Martin Garland Harrington, ’55 (history), of San Francisco, January 13, at 90. She was active in the 1960s antiwar and civil rights movements. She became an artist in the 1970s, working in many media including collage, handmade paper, paintings, and prints. Later, she became a noted James Joyce scholar, publishing articles in the James Joyce Quarterly and the James Joyce Literary Supplement. The National Library of Ireland published her monograph on Joyce in 2004. In the 1990s, she was a dedicated volunteer at AIDS Treatment News and Project Open Hand. She was predeceased by her husband of 61 years, Richard. Survivors: her children, Mark, Chris, Kate, and Megan; six grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; and three siblings.

Donald F. MacGinnis, ’55 (international relations), of Villa Park, Calif., January 19, at 90. He was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma and ROTC. He met his wife at Stanford at a fraternity party, and they were married at the Stanford Chapel. He had a spiritual interest in his youth and had a life-changing encounter with Jesus Christ at the age of 33. He loved traveling with his family, making memories in the great outdoors, and connecting with his mother’s relatives in Scotland. Survivors: his wife of 68 years, Dottie (Kooken, ’56); children, Cathy Regan and Doug, ’80; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Loren Day Smith, ’55 (international relations), of Venice, Fla., January 13, at 90. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and played baseball. He served in the Army. He worked for the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., spending two years in Belgium and France. He was the general manager for Canada at International Flavors & Fragrances, and the general manager of fragrances in New Jersey at Universal Flavors & Fragrances. He and his wife were avid golfers and tennis players. They were longtime members of the French club while living in Toronto. He was predeceased by his wife, Norma. Survivors: his children, Sabrina Smith Hausch, ’84, Geordan, and Danielle.

Elizabeth Ann McCollister Stone Coggin, ’56 (history), of Evanston, Ill., June 24, 2023, at 88. She participated in student government and in the choir. For decades she sang in the Glencoe Union Church choir and organized receptions in the parish hall. She loved arranging fresh flowers and reading for one of her many book clubs. She learned to love sailing, dancing, and traveling, especially to her home in Naples, Fla. She was predeceased by her first husband, Fred Stone, ’56, MS ’57. Survivors: her husband, Skip; children, Maryliz Stone, Catherine Stone Bowe, ’82, and Charlie Stone; stepdaughters, Laura Smail, Anne Coggin Gray, and Amanda; and 11 grandchildren.

John Laurence Doyle, ’56 (mechanical engineering), MS ’59 (engineering science), of Portola Valley, Calif., January 12, at 92. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta and played rugby. He served in the Royal Air Force. He was briefly a rocket engine thermodynamicist before beginning a career at Hewlett-Packard that lasted for 35 years and included many engineering and managerial roles. He co-founded Friends of Christ’s Hospital, and served on the boards of Hexcel, Analog Devices, and Xilinx. He enjoyed snow- and waterskiing, tennis, hiking the Sierras, flying, and traveling. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Judy, and two sons.

Patricia Ann Tewksbury Stofle, ’56 (speech & drama), of Carmel-by-the-Sea, Calif., March 2023, at 88. She was a speech and language pathologist at El Camino Hospital and later went into private practice. In retirement, she and her husband owned and managed a bed and breakfast in Mendocino, Calif., for eight years and volunteered at the Monterey Bay Aquarium for 25 years. They traveled to all seven continents to see a wide range of animal species. Her husband of 66 years, Rod, ’56, passed away in November 2023. Survivors: her children, Mark, Tracy Loum, and Tricia Bland; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and three siblings.

Sterling Roderick “Rod” Stofle, ’56 (political science), of Carmel-by-the-Sea, Calif., November, 2023, at 88. He was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa. He served in the Air Force as a second lieutenant. He spent his career in San Francisco, working in human resources at States Steamship Company and Marcona Shipping Company. He was a founding member of Spyglass Golf Course and served as a Marshall at the Bing Crosby (now AT&T) Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament for 25 years. He was predeceased by his wife of 66 years, Patricia (Tewksbury, ’56). Survivors: his children, Mark, Tracy Loum, and Tricia Bland; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Donn V. Tognazzini, ’56 (philosophy), of Santa Maria, Calif., October 6, at 89. He was a member of Sigma Chi and played rugby.

Donald Dale Bade, ’58 (economics), of Santa Rosa, Calif., November 4, 2022, at 85, of lymphoma. He was a member of Theta Delta Chi. He was a lifelong entrepreneur with careers in business, real estate, and agriculture. He loved collecting wine, skiing, golf, and international travel, having visited some 45 countries. Survivors: his wife of 63 years, Carol (Tally, ’60); children, Deborah Lorenzana and David; and four grandchildren.

John Patrick Connolly, ’58 (biological sciences), of Saratoga, Calif., August 14, at 87, of cardiac arrest. He was a member of Sigma Chi and played football, baseball, and water polo. He was a successful dentist in Santa Clara County for 55 years. He served as the president of the Santa Clara County Dental Society and was chairman of several of its committees. He was active in his children’s various sports and coached soccer and tennis. Survivors: his wife of 59 years, Marion; children, Suzanne, John, ’90, and Timothy; and four grandchildren.

Ann Conwell Fuller, ’58 (modern European literature), of Santa Rosa, Calif., February 2, at 87, after suffering a stroke several years ago. Over the course of her life, she lived in Hanover, N.H.; Nairobi, Kenya; Ketchum, Idaho; and the Bay Area. She was smart, kind, caring, a consummate hostess, and a wonderful friend to many. Survivors: her sons, Jeff Conwell, Patrick, and Mark; and eight grandchildren.

Peter J.D. Mellini, ’58 (psychology), MA ’65, PhD ’71 (history), of Larkspur, Calif., March 11, at 88. He was a member of Delta Upsilon. He served in the Army in Germany in the mid-1950s. He taught British history at Stanford in Britain, Western Civilization at Stanford, Modern European History and World History at Sonoma State, and the History of Journalism at San Francisco State. He also wrote two books and numerous articles, was a stringer for The Economist, and was active in historic preservation in California. He loved reading, learning about World War II, craft beer and coffee. Survivors include his wife, Gisela.

Aline Cecelia McGuire Moran, ’58 (English), of Truckee, Calif., January 26, at 87, of pneumonia. Paralyzed from the waist down for more than 30 years as the result of a car accident, she remained cheerful and uncomplaining. She taught and played bridge and enjoyed spending time at her homes in Lake Tahoe and Walnut Creek.

Charles Barclay Goldsmith, ’59 (English), of Tucson, Ariz., April 3, at 87, of Parkinson’s disease. He was a member of Alpha Kappa Lambda. With a master’s in fine arts from Carnegie Mellon, he taught theater at Pima Community College for 33 years. An original member of Teatro Libertad, he went on to found Borderlands Theater, which he ran for over 20 years. He trained hundreds of actors, helped develop numerous plays, and won several awards. He notably opened doors to professional opportunities for the Latino/a community and fought for immigrant rights. Survivors: his wife of 63 years, Raquel Rubio-Goldsmith; sons, Christopher and Patrick; two grandchildren; and two siblings.

Ira Howard Monosson, ’59 (basic medical sciences), MD ’62, of Los Angeles, November 16, at 86. He was an assistant clinical professor of medicine at both USC and UCLA and ran a longtime private practice. He was a consultant in medical toxicology to city, county, and state attorneys’ offices, and was a diplomate of the American Board of Preventive Medicine in the speciality of occupational medicine. Always fighting to protect the rights of injured workers, he became the chief public health medical officer for CAL-OSHA. Survivors: his wife of 53 years, Aviva; children, Elana Fullmer, Danielle Monosson Raff, ’98, MA ’99, and Ari; and six grandchildren.

Isabel Frances Shaskan, ’59 (philosophy), of Davis, Calif., January 5, at 86, of complications from pneumonia. As a teenager in San Francisco, she attended art classes at the Legion of Honor that prepared her for a life in the arts. She earned a master’s degree in the history of ideas from Brandeis and a joint degree in art and art history from UC Davis. She then taught art history at Sacramento City College until her retirement in 2010. She painted almost every day. Survivors include her brothers, Geoffrey and Edward, and nieces and nephews.


1960s

Alan Gregory Gibbs, ’60, MS ’61, PhD ’65 (mechanical engineering), of Anacortes, Wash., January 10, at 84. He worked for many years as a nuclear engineer at Battelle Nuclear Energy Company in Richland, Wash. He was fluent in Russian and translated mathematical documents for the U.S. government. An outdoor enthusiast, he belonged to the Inter-Mountain Alpine Club in Richland and summited Mount Saint Helens, Mount Adams, and Mount Rainier, among other peaks. He enjoyed opera, classical and folk music, art, and poetry.

Leo Morrion Krulitz, ’60 (political science), MBA ’69, of Santa Fe, N.M., October 16, 2021, at 83, of a stroke. He contributed to the Stanford Daily and was in the Marching Band. He graduated from Harvard Law School. He was vice president of Cummins Engine Company and CEO of Parkland Management Company. As the solicitor of the Department of the Interior during the Carter administration, he led efforts to effect legal changes to safeguard the environment, including passing the Alaska Lands Bill to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and Denali National Park. Survivors: his wife of 61 years, Donna; children, Cindy and Pamela; and five grandchildren.

Donald Waldo Mitchell, ’60 (biological sciences), of Seattle, November 1, at 84, of sepsis. He was a member of Theta Xi. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. While in the U.S. Public Health Service, he traveled to Wisconsin, India, Thailand, Ethiopia, and Atlanta. After a residency in pulmonary medicine, he entered private practice in Renton, Wash., retiring in 2000. He volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, Physicians for a National Health Program, the Seattle Public Schools’ classroom aide program, and Plymouth Congregational Church. Survivors: his wife of 57 years, Pam; sons, Robert, Kenneth, and Andrew; four grandchildren; and siblings, Sarah Mitchell Clark, ’63, and John, ’56, Engr. ’59, PhD ’63.

Margaret Teresa Andrade O’Brien, ’60, MA ’61 (education), of San Francisco, February 22, at 85. Inspired by her mother’s dedication to education, she embarked on a career as a teacher before transitioning to the fulfilling role of devoted mother. Her nurturing spirit and unwavering support enriched the lives of her children and grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, John, MD ’64; and son Robert. Survivors: her children, Patricia, Tim, Margaret, Jennifer Weslow, and Megan; and 11 grandchildren.

William H. Robertson, ’60 (electrical engineering), of San Jose, April 13, 2023, at 92, of heart failure. He was an electrical engineer in the Bay Area. Survivors include: his wife, Pauline.

James Allan Brandt, ’61 (mathematics), MD ’70, of Bainbridge Island, Wash., November 11, at 84. He was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma and played baseball. The skilled hands that guided him through intricate surgeries also swung a bat at Stanford, drove a golf club at Wing Point, and held a fishing pole in Puget Sound. He was a quick study, a quiet visionary, and a risk-taker. He started a food-safety company, Ozone International, with his son, Jonathan. He enjoyed driving his four tractors, incubating duck eggs every spring, and harvesting apples in the fall. Survivors include his wife, Linda; children, Lauren and Jonathan, ’86; stepson, Brian Schmidt; and grandchildren.

Geffrey Alan Graham, ’64 (biological sciences), of San Clemente, Calif., February 1, at 83, of Alzheimer’s disease. He served in the Air Force as a flight surgeon and medical chief of flight medicine. After graduating from Creighton University’s medical school, he became one of the first 1,000 physicians to be board-certified in radiation therapy. For 38 years, he was the medical director of radiation oncology at Upland, California’s San Antonio Community Hospital, where he chaired many committees and received the Turner Physician Award. He was predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Sheila (Dorman, ’65). Survivors: his children, Alan, Michele Graham Silverman, ’93, and Marcia Brauchler; eight grandchildren; and sister.

Linda Lucile Woods, ’65 (psychology), of Spokane, Wash., March 7, at 81, of pulmonary failure. She contributed to the KZSU radio station and participated in Gaieties and the Stanford Symphony Orchestra. She initially taught early elementary grades, music, and special education, but later taught at an alternative high school and helped imprisoned teens work toward their GEDs. An accomplished violinist and violist, she brought her diverse musical and vocal talents to the Gonzaga Symphony, Project Joy Orchestra, Mozart in the Park, and Day Out for the Blind. In retirement, she learned French. Survivors: her daughters, Natalie Hudson and Joanna Collins; five grandchildren; and two brothers, including Keith, ’62.

Elizabeth Gage, ’68 (art), MBA ’80, of Seattle, February 20, 2023, at 75, of ALS. She worked at Sunset magazine before moving to the Netherlands, where she was the subscription director of TIME magazine in Europe for 12 years. With her MBA, she became a financial analyst and then international fulfillment director for Time-Warner. She later worked for the Stanford Travel/Study program and as a beautician at Origins Skincare, an assistant manager at Starbucks, and a stylist at CABI Clothing. She helped found Project Redwood to alleviate global poverty. Survivors: her siblings, Tom, ’72, and Anne; and nieces and nephews.

David Eugene Nelson, ’68 (political science), of Ukiah, Calif., February 17, at 77, of respiratory failure. He was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma and played football. After graduating from Yale Law School, he returned to Northern California to work as a public defender and then moved to Mendocino County, the center of the illicit marijuana industry. He became a leading criminal defense lawyer on the North Coast, applying compassion and the law to break cycles of addiction, economic injustice, and generational trauma. He was active in local politics and was appointed Mendocino Superior Court judge in 2003. Survivors: his wife of 38 years, Judith Fuente; daughters, Julia Newberry and Jessica; four grandchildren; and three siblings.


1970s

Victoria Allan Fleming Brant-Zawadzki, ’71 (communication), of Newport Beach, Calif., March 26, at 75, of Parkinson’s disease. She attended Stanford as a fifth-generation legacy. She earned a master’s in education at Xavier University and a master’s in marriage and family therapy at Pepperdine University. She was a source of stability, wisdom, wry humor, and genteel entertainment for her friends and family. She was engaged in world events and loved to travel. She was the foundational rock for her husband’s work as a physician and leader at Hoag Hospital. Survivors: her husband of 49 years, Michael, ’71; children, Graham, ’07, MA ’08, Alex, and Nicole; and grandson.

John Lewis Hughes, ’71 (history), MA ’76 (German studies), of Boulder, Colo., February 4, at 74, after emergency surgery. He was in the Marching Band. He ran the main auditorium on campus and eventually held top roles in planning and budgeting as associate vice president and then senior associate dean. He earned an MBA from UC Berkeley. He was an ultramarathon cyclist who rode the 750-mile Paris-Brest-Paris five times, became an endurance cycling coach, and wrote two books about the sport. For 12 years, he led the UltraMarathon Cycling Association. Survivors: his wife, Carol; stepdaughters, Kirstin, Lisa, and Erika; granddaughter; and brother.

Douglas Robert McDonald, ’71 (biological sciences), of Penn Valley, Calif., February 3, at 74. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. He enjoyed a long career in the Boy Scouts that took his family around California to Morgan Hill, Stockton, Sacramento, and Redlands. He was also a Rotary member and, after retiring from the Scouts, served as governor of Rotary District 5190. He was known for his booming laugh and for wearing a Scottish kilt. Survivors: his wife of 45 years, Karen; children, Jennifer and Cameron; three grandchildren; mother, Shirley (Beine, ’43); and two brothers.

John Thomas Montague, ’71 (electrical engineering), of Portland, Ore., February 15, at 74, of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. He worked for Stanford and then for Los Alamos National Lab, where he wrote operating system software for the Cray-1, the world’s largest and fastest computer at the time. He then worked at Intel and Logic Automation before co-founding Model Technology. In retirement, he volunteered at Chapman Elementary School and served on the boards of the PSU Piano Recital Series, Portland Piano International, and Third Angle New Music. He enjoyed playing the piano and supported local artists. Survivors: his wife, Linda Hutchins; son, Eric; and three siblings, including Jane, ’73, and Ruth, ’79.

David Nathan Shore, ’75 (Spanish), of Mill Valley, Calif., January 20, at 70, of pancreatic cancer. He was in the Marching Band. A born adventurer, he worked for the international rafting company Sobek Expeditions, pioneering rivers in South America, Africa, and Southeast Asia and appearing on American Sportsman, his favorite show growing up. Retiring from adventure guiding, he founded Marin Financial Advisors, and served as an adviser to the Marin County Pension Board. After selling his company, he returned to adventuring, from skiing in Antarctica to bow-hunting in the Sierras to motorcycling through the West. Survivors: his wife, Zoe Sexton-Shore; daughter, Savannah; stepchildren, Brooke Baldwin, Cody Baldwin, Brianna McInnis, and Chad McInnis; and brother, Larry, ’73.

Rick Thomas Haselton, ’76 (political science), of Portland, Ore., May 17, 2023, at 69, of ALS. After graduating from Yale Law School, he returned to his home state and ultimately became the chief judge of the Oregon Court of Appeals. As a young attorney, he helped lay the groundwork for the 1981 Supreme Court case that won equal pay for female prison guards in Oregon’s Washington County. He was known for his intellectual rigor, extraordinary productivity, and faithful allegiance to the law. He converted to Judaism as an adult and served as president of his synagogue, Kesser Israel, in Portland. Survivors: his wife, Sura Rubenstein; and daughter, Malia.

William Arthur Wernecke Jr., ’77 (economics), of Cedarburg, Wis., February 27, at 68. He contributed to the Stanford Daily. He used his experience running the family business, Cedarburg Lumber, into helping other small business owners make smart decisions at Pegasus Partners. He also worked at The Onion in Chicago and served with distinction on the University School of Milwaukee board of trustees. Survivors: his wife of 45 years, Susan (Graham, ’77); children, Ellen, Claire, ’08, Maxwell, ’13, MS ’13, and Chloe, ’13; two grandchildren; father, William; and two siblings.

Simone Bautista Cox, ’78 (communication), of Sedona, Ariz., March 23, at 67. She was a Dollie in the Marching Band and a member of the glee club. She generously offered her time and financial resources to various organizations. As an alumna, she volunteered with the Monterey Bay Stanford Club, as an OVAL volunteer, and as an attendance and outreach chair for her 45th reunion. She loved music and animals and volunteered at the Sedona Humane Society. Survivors include her brother, Michael.


1990s

Karen Florence Weiss Mulder, ’94 (history), of San Mateo, February 2, at 52, after a car accident. She was the chief operating officer and chief financial officer at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, where she managed the budget, established financial controls and policies, and led the finance, operations, events, human resources, and IT teams. Earlier in her career, she was a pricing manager at Bristol-Myers Squibb pharmaceuticals. She loved country music, San Francisco sports teams, and Christmas. A Christian with great spiritual devotion, she engaged in faith activities throughout her life. Her husband, James, was injured in the same car accident and died on February 8. Survivors: her son, Zack; and siblings, Raymond, Alice, and Kirsten.


Business

John Arnal Jarrell, MS ’67 (mechanical engineering), MBA ’73, of Belvedere Tiburon, Calif., November 18, at 79. He was the vice president of special projects at Victoria Station, a successful chain of railroad-themed steakhouses. He then was an integral part of Pacific Union and its various partnerships. He was the proud holder of seven patents, which he hoped would make the world safer and more efficient. Survivors include his children, Jake and Madison, and sister.

Aaron Tomas Hackett, MBA ’99, of Atlanta, March 14, at 53. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Texas at Austin and a master’s of science in industrial engineering from the University of Tennessee. He worked at companies including Procter & Gamble, Conagra, and Sawa Credit Inc., founded his own consulting firm, 80/20 Brand Building, and wrote a book about branding. He was a beloved professor at Georgia Tech for more than a decade, chaired multiple committees on the Atlanta International School Board, and was a staunch believer in the power of education. Survivors: his wife, Ingrid; children, Nadia, ’27, Naomi, and Aaron Jr.; parents, Bruce and Tress; and two siblings, including Darrell, MBA ’99.


Education

Victor Francis Hubbard, MA ’61, of Richland, Wash., November 24, at 95. After high school, he served in the Navy as a hospital apprentice for two years on the warship USS Quick. Before attending Stanford, he majored in science/math education at Eastern Washington State College. He taught chemistry at Richland High School for 14 years. Later, he was a manager for the environmental laboratory at Atlantic Richfield Hanford Company, where he taught management classes to other managers, and he ultimately retired from Boeing Computer Services. Survivors: his wife of 50 years, Donna; children, Amy Cain, Victor, Bradley, and Christy; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

John Martin Aune, MA ’70, of Nyack, N.Y., February 29, at 78. He majored in English at Carleton College in Minnesota. In New York, he taught English at Tappan Zee High School, Lawrence Woodmere Academy, and, for 30 years, at The Fieldston School. He loved poetry, woodworking, breadmaking, baseball, bicycling, Seinfeld, Norwegian lefse, and his family. Survivors: his wife, Sondra; children, Stephanie, John Jr., Tyler, and Emily, ’08; eight grandchildren; and brother.


Engineering

Cassius Richard “Dick” McEwen, MS ’50, PhD ’52 (chemical engineering), of Palo Alto, February 19, at 98. He worked as a petroleum recovery scientist at the Union Oil Company in Brea, Calif., and then at the Spinco division of Beckman Instruments in Palo Alto. He made significant contributions to the field of biomedical instrumentation, including ultracentrifugation and protein/peptide sequencing. In Palo Alto, he volunteered with the police department and in disaster preparedness for his neighborhood watch group. He played numerous instruments, taught a senior driving class, and hated gardening. Survivors include: his wife, Patty (Hoagland, ’48); and children, Todd and Kirsty.

Movses Bedros Agopovich, MS ’60 (civil engineering), of Redlands, Calif., April, 2022, at 84. A recognized leader in the rail transit industry, 
he held leadership roles at the companies now known as AECOM and WSP. He was associated with projects like BART, Baltimore Metro, Taipei Light Rail, Vancouver BC Skytrain, and the Singapore Metro. He was most proud of successfully transitioning a Peacekeeper Rail Garrison project office into a viable regional office in the Inland Empire of Southern California. He took part in the San Bernardino Chamber of Commerce and was a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Elisabeth, and son, Alexander.

Robert Gerald “Jerry” Colclaser Jr., Gr. ’63 (electrical engineering), of Greensburg, Pa., March 5, 2020, at 86. After a distinguished career at Westinghouse Electric Corporation, he became a professor of electrical engineering and the associate dean for research in electrical engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. He was a life fellow of IEEE and was awarded 21 patents for his inventions pertaining to electrical power generation and distribution. For 26 years, he performed magic for children at the Delmont Public Library. He was predeceased by his wife, Nancy. Survivors: his wife of 23 years, Helen; children, Jan Hanks, Robert, and Linda Parshook; stepchildren, Michael Heck, Matthew Heck, and Michele Heck; five grandchildren; and brother.

George Stephen Jizmagian, MS ’65 (electrical engineering), MS ’67, PhD ’69 (operations research), of San Francisco, December 6, at 81, of duodenal cancer. He started his own businesses, SJ Capital and GSJ Associates, and worked as a well-respected financial analyst and expert witness for over 55 years. In his 30s, he became a professional race car driver in the Formula Atlantic Series. In his 40s, he learned Armenian; in his 50s, the drums; in his 60s, Spanish; and in his 70s, the washboard. He was a member of the Olympic Club for over 50 years. Survivors: his wife of 40 years, Mary; children, Annemarie Jizmagian Rivera and Gregory; and five grandchildren.

William Dale Bush, MS ’66 (electrical engineering), of Truckee, Calif., April 20, 2023, at 87, of dementia. Survivors include his wife, Joan.


Humanities and Sciences

Sheelagh Patricia Hanna Baily, MA ’51 (history), of Ballston Spa, N.Y., February 1, at 94, after a fall. She was a public school teacher, working in San Diego and Burnt Hills/Ballston Lake and Galway, N.Y. She went on to earn a second master’s degree, in public administration, from Russell Sage College. She was later employed by mental health and social services organizations and the local hospital. She was an active volunteer for groups like the Junior League, the Citizens’ Committee for Mental Health, the League of Women Voters, and Meals on Wheels. Survivors: her husband, Fred; sons, Douglas and Stuart; two grandchildren; and sister.

Robert B. Clarke, PhD ’59 (psychology), of Sunnyvale, 2023. He taught in the psychology department at San Jose State University for 30 years, serving as department chair and earning many honors for teaching, and he collaborated on two psychological statistics textbooks. In retirement, he enjoyed traveling the world, folk dancing, bicycling, cross-country skiing, river rafting, and hiking locally and in the Sierras. Spirituality was important to him, and he attended many meetings, workshops, and retreats offered by the Iona Center in Healdsburg, Calif. Survivors: his wife, Rosalee (Tucker, ’57); sons, David, Robert Jr., and Leon; three grandchildren; great-granddaughter; and sister.

Francis Hotchkiss “Pete” Lewis Jr., PhD ’64 (physics), of San Francisco, November 6, at 86. He was a nuclear physicist at Lawrence Livermore Labs before earning a law degree from the University of San Francisco. He established a law practice, Lewis & Lewis, in Alameda, Calif., and later worked as a patent attorney for Hewlett Packard, Fenwick & West, and as a solo practitioner. He was an avid musician, chess player, mathematician, and crossword puzzler. He was predeceased by his first wife, Amy Whitbeck. Survivors: his children, Fred, Hilary Dowell, Amanda Dixon, and Matthew; and five grandchildren.

Thomas Charlton Malone, PhD ’71 (biological sciences), of Easton, Md., February 24, at 80. He was a professor emeritus at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Sciences (UMCES) following a distinguished career in biological oceanography, with research that centered around phytoplankton. He was also chair of UMCES’s faculty senate and served as an interim president of the university. Later, he became the director of the Horn Point Laboratory and president of the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, among numerous leadership roles in his field. Survivors: his wife of 60 years, Mary Lou; children, Kelley Moran and Michael; five grandchildren; two great-grandsons; and two sisters.

Anatole Ben Anton, PhD ’73 (philosophy), of San Francisco, December 25, at 84, of Lewy body dementia. A scholar, and activist, he taught at the University of Colorado Boulder and various Bay Area schools, including San Francisco State. At SFSU, he became a tenured professor, department chair, and general editor of the San Francisco State Series in Philosophy. During the Vietnam War, he convened a faculty group at SFSU that voted to support student demands for an ethnic studies curriculum. He had a powerful intellect and fought for social justice without giving in to cynicism or pessimism. Survivors: his wife of 31 years, Kathryn; daughter, Glenna; stepson, David Johnson-Igra; two grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; former wife, Bette Bentzman Anton; and brother.

Vernon Royce “Rusty” Small Jr., PhD ’ 79 (chemistry), of Hercules, Calif., January 6, at 71, of stomach issues. He worked as a research chemist at Chevron and later taught chemistry at Diablo Valley Community College, Contra Costa County Community College, and Laney College. He was an accomplished poet with a forthcoming book, Orioles of Infidelity. In retirement, he played with his grandchildren, studied the work of German philosopher Martin Heidegger, took walks with his dog, cooked, meditated, tended roses, and spent time at the ocean. Survivors: his daughters, Rachel, Andrea Walker, and Devon; three grandchildren; ex-wife, Patricia; and sister. 


Law

Marvin David Morgenstein, LLB ’55, of Rancho Mirage, Calif., December 30, at 92. He was an editor of the Stanford Law Review. He started as an assistant U.S. attorney in San Francisco before shifting to corporate law and becoming a well-known trial lawyer at a firm that evolved into Steinhart, Falconer & Morgenstein. He later co-founded Morgenstein & Jubelirer. He was a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and served as chairman of the antitrust section of the Bar Association of San Francisco. He loved tennis, golf, long-distance road biking, and Pilates. He was predeceased by his daughter, Susan. Survivors: his wife of 46 years, Ann Van Balen; sons, Richard and David; and four grandchildren.


Medicine

Charles Kwok Fai Chan, PhD ’10 (developmental biology), of Redwood City, March 12, at 48, of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He was an assistant professor of surgery at Stanford Medicine and a stem cell researcher who discovered how to regrow cartilage. Dabbling in gene editing and microneedle-based technologies, he identified and isolated essential components for encouraging the development of skeletal stem cells, which can make bone, cartilage, and helper cells for blood-cell precursors. Thanks to his research, regrowing cartilage may become a viable alternative to pain medication or joint replacement surgery. Survivors: his wife, Wan-Jin Lu, parents, Albert and Anna; and siblings, Karen Haas, Edward, Andrew, Marvin, and Brian.


Sustainability/Earth

Jan David Rietman, MS ’59, PhD ’66 (geophysics), of Walnut Creek, Calif., January 6, at 87, of congestive heart failure. He was a member of Alpha Kappa Lambda. He served as a captain in the Marine Corps. He was an assistant professor of geophysics and later worked in the oil industry and traveled the world as a consulting geophysicist. He started his own consulting business in 1983 and practiced there until 2008. He was predeceased by his wife Maryls Rietman and his wife Eve Davidson. Survivors include: his children, Jennifer Anderson, Jane, Mike, and William.

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