Obituaries - March 2019


Herbert S. Lindenberger, of Portola Valley, October 1, at 89, of multiple myeloma. He founded Stanford’s program in comparative literature in 1969 and directed it for 13 years. He also played a key role in creating the Stanford Humanities Center, where he was interim director from 1991 to 1992. As a scholar of literary and cultural history and a specialist in English, German and French literature of the 19th and 20th centuries, he published 11 books on topics ranging from historical drama, opera, critical theory, aesthetics and the Holocaust to studies of individual writers. He was president of the Modern Language Association in 1997 and was the recipient of Fulbright, Guggenheim, National Endowment for the Humanities and Stanford Humanities Center fellowships. Survivors: his wife, Claire (Lindenberger, ’57); children, Michael and Elizabeth, MD ’98; and two grandchildren.

Shoucheng Zhang, of Stanford, December 1, at 55, following a battle with depression. He was the J.G. Jackson and C.J. Wood Professor in Physics and widely recognized for his foundational predictions about quantum and particle physics that were later experimentally confirmed. He was a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He received numerous awards over the course of his career, including the Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize, the Dirac Medal, the Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics and the Alexander von Humboldt Prize. A Guggenheim fellow, he was also a founding partner of Danhua Capital, a venture capital fund focused on emerging technologies. Survivors: his wife, Barbara; and children, Stephanie, ’18, and Brian.


Diane Davis Hilton, ’42, of Carlsbad, Calif., August 23, at 97. She was a member of Delta Gamma. She finished her undergraduate education at Smith College. Following the death of her first husband, she returned to college to obtain a teaching credential, and then taught second and third grades at Grapevine Elementary School in Vista, Calif., for 20 years. She was an inaugural member of the El Camino Country Club in Oceanside, Calif., where she met her second husband. Together they spent 27 years exploring the world. She was predeceased by her first husband, Robert Cochran, and second husband, Fred Hilton. Survivors: her children, Cathy Cochran, ’66, and Larry Cochran; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Patricia Jean Clary Clarke, ’44 (social science/social thought), of Toronto, August 24, at 94. A staffer for the Stanford Daily, she got a job after graduation working the Hollywood beat for United Press. Later, when she and her new husband moved to Toronto, she served as the women’s editor, associate editor and interim editor/publisher for the United Church Observer. In retirement, she continued to edit the letters section, earning the Associated Church Press Award of Excellence in the letters category five times between 2013 and 2018. She was engaged throughout her life with the world around her and traveled to five continents. She was also an avid reader and book club organizer until the last month of her life. She was predeceased by her husband, Don. Survivors: her children, Hugh, Donald, Catherine, Christine and Xiaoyang.

Robert Westerman Gray, ’44 (economics), of Mountain View, August 5, at 95, of natural causes. He was a member of Kappa Alpha. As the football equipment manager, he spent time shagging practice punts for Frankie Albert. His education at Stanford was interrupted by a tour of duty in the Navy from 1944 to 1946. After completing his military service, he finished his degree and moved to San Jose, where he worked as an accountant at the Richmond Chase Cannery for eight years. Following this, he worked at IBM for the remainder of his career. In retirement, he became an expert vegetable gardener and, in 2018, he broke the Guinness World Record for the oldest person to grow a new wisdom tooth (at 94 years and 253 days). He was predeceased by his wife, Sallie Cordua. Survivors: his children, Andrew, ’72, Doug and Roberta, ’74; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Norman Mckenzie Christensen, ’45 (biological sciences), MD ’48, of Kneeland, Calif., August 13, at 95. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta. He began his surgical residency at San Francisco General Hospital, then was called to active military service during the Korean War. During his career as a surgeon, he served as president of the Pacific Coast Surgical Association and was an examiner for the American Board of Surgery, a clinical professor at UCSF and UC-Davis and interim chief of surgery at the VA hospital in Martinez, Calif. He was a lifelong member of the Sierra Club and a dedicated supporter of any cause he thought was just. He passed on his love of nature by guiding his family on trips through the Sierras and Wind River mountains, and he had an enduring love for fly-fishing. Survivors: his wife of 70 years, Sally; children, Scott, Ann, Kate, Cort and Sarah; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one sister.

Elizabeth Catherine Scales Keese, ’45 (humanities), of San Luis Obispo, Calif., September 15, at 95. After graduation, she worked at Caltech’s facility in Pasadena,which became the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and then moved to San Luis Obispo to raise her family. Her life was rich in community service as a member of the Monday Club, Children’s Home Society and PTA; she also served on the board of the San Luis Obispo Medical Auxiliary. She delivered meals for Meals on Wheels for over 40 years and competed statewide in duplicate bridge as a ranked player. She loved riding her horses on the family ranch and pack trips with family in the Sierras were among her favorite vacations. She was predeceased by her husband of 66 years, Tony, ’39, and her brother, John, ’37, Engr. ’39. Survivors: her sons, Larry, Jack, Bill and Jim; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Yoshimaro Shibuya, ’45, of Palos Verdes Estates, Calif., May 25, at 94, of renal insufficiency, heart failure and dementia. He completed his freshman year at Stanford, but then his family was sent to an internment camp for Japanese Americans in 1942. He ultimately finished college in Nebraska, earning an engineering degree. He spent his career at TRW, working in the space program. After retiring in 1988, he enjoyed woodworking and designing and building furniture. Survivors: his wife, Carol; sons, David and Steve; and two grandchildren.

Ralph Duniway, ’46, MS ’49 (chemistry), MBA ’49, of Cupertino, September 11, at 90. He was a member of Sigma Nu/Beta Chi. The student activity he was most proud of was overseeing a crew of student food servers and dishwashers for the Lagunita Hashers. He served in the Air Force and then spent his career in the vacuum industry. He worked at Varian, Veeco, Airco Temescal and HTE before founding Duniway Stockroom Corp. in 1976. He was a devoted Christian Scientist and served as first reader at the First Church of Christian Science in Palo Alto. He also served as a volunteer chaplain at San Jose’s juvenile hall for seven years. Survivors: his wife, Lynn; daughters, Roxanne and Joy; four stepchildren; six grandchildren; and 11 stepgrandchildren.

James Gordon Emerson Jr., ’46 (humanities), of San Francisco, September 12, at 92, of pancreatic cancer. He grew up on campus as the son of a speech and drama professor. Later, during his undergraduate years, a course taught by the Quaker campus pastor inspired him to pursue the ministry. After earning graduate divinity degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary and the U. of Chicago, he spent 69 years as an ordained minister with pastoral positions in Indiana, New Jersey, New York, Colorado and finally at Calvary Presbyterian in San Francisco. Retiring from Calvary in 1989, he continued serving the church in Asia—with appointments in India, Taiwan, China, Korea, Thailand and Indonesia. The author of five books, he served as interim president of San Francisco Theological Seminary and was scholar in residence at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. He was predeceased by his wife, Margaret. Survivors: his children, John, Lynne and Jed; eight grandchildren, including Jackie Bonnell Emerson, ’17; and two great-grandchildren.

Barbara Jean Remy Luce, ’46 (education), of San Diego, October 20, at 93. She taught kindergarten in Palo Alto before marrying and moving to San Diego, where she served her community for three degrees. Her activities included the Wednesday Club, the Junior League, the library boards of Stanford, SDSU and UCSD and the San Diego Board of Library Commissions. She enjoyed tennis, golf, history and collecting first editions. She was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Ed, ’46, LLB ’48. Survivors: her children, Constance Luce Jubb, ’71, MA ’73, Edgar, ’73, Jennifer, ’76, and Deborah; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and her brother, Richard Remy, ’48.

Harter Glenn Hudson, ’47, MS ’49 (mechanical  engineering), of St. Helena and Walnut Creek, Calif., October 24, at 92. He enrolled at Stanford at the age of 16 and joined Sigma Chi, but the Navy sent him to UC-Berkeley to finish his bachelor’s degree, which he completed in 1946. He spent 35 years with Owens-Illinois and spearheaded the computerizing of its West Coast operations in 1960. In retirement he took up woodworking and built numerous meticulously crafted pieces of furniture and accessories for family and friends. He especially loved spending time in the Sierras with his family, and he continued building trails with Volunteers for Outdoor California until age 90. He was predeceased by his second wife, Elaine. Survivors: his first wife, Alice (Schofield, ’46); children, Eliot, Bill, ’70, MS ’71, MBA ’77, and Elizabeth, ’74; four grandchildren, including Vanessa, ’01; and two great-granddaughters.

Jack E. McCleary, ’47 (basic medical sciences), MD ’51, of Hidden Hills, Calif., September 22, at 91. He served as an officer in the Navy during the Korean War. His medical specialty was dermatology, and he was a past president of the California Medical Association and the Los Angeles County Medical Association. In 1998 he was presented with a lifetime achievement award by the Stanford Medical Alumni Association. He was predeceased by his wife of 68 years, Marian. Survivors: his daughters, Kimberly Blue, ’73, Carol, ’77, and Robin; and four grandchildren.

Jean Walls Morosco Olmsted, ’47 (history), of Palo Alto, November 12, at 93. She worked for Syntex for nearly 20 years. After retiring, she devoted hundreds of volunteer hours to removing invasive species from Foothills Park. She was a longtime member of the San Francisco Peninsula Camellia Society and the Charleston Meadows Association and an active participant in city planning discussions. In 1999, her proudest accomplishment in her neighborhood preservation efforts was having a coast redwood designated Palo Alto’s second heritage tree. She was predeceased by her husband, Franklin. Survivors: her children, Ann and Warren.

Eugene Beaumont Tapie, ’47 (individually designed), of Wilsonville, Ore., May 5, at 96, of respiratory failure. He was an officer in the Navy during World War II. After Stanford, he enjoyed a successful career in retail and in real estate. He was predeceased by his wife, Patricia.

Peter Monroe Walsh, ’48 (political science), of Portland, Ore., September 24, at 92. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi. He spent his career in the life insurance industry and managed a large agency for 25 years. He had a lifelong love of golf, helped bring the PGA Tour back to Portland in 1959 and the following year served on the tour’s advisory committee. He was also vice president and director of National Golf Courses Inc. He was active in Republican political fund-raising, traveled extensively with his family and was known as an impeccable dresser and wonderful storyteller. Survivors: his wife of nearly 70 years, Lindy; daughters, Anne and Christine; six grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Robert C. Goodlin, ’49 (biological sciences), of Eugene, Ore., September 26, at 92, of heart failure and vascular dementia. After serving in the Navy during World War II, he earned degrees from Stanford, the U. of Oregon and the U. of Minnesota. A professor of obstetrics for four decades, he was on the faculty at the Stanford School of Medicine from 1961 to 1975. He published over 400 articles and two books that challenged common beliefs in his field, and he received numerous teaching awards. His greatest source of love and satisfaction, however, was his family. He enjoyed opera and symphony and traveled widely. Survivors: his wife of 67 years, Velma; children, Jim, ’76, Sarah, Beth Goodlin-Jones, ’79, and Tom, ’82; and 10 grandchildren, including Melissa Jones, ’10, and Gabrielle, ’12.

Ann T. Seibert Peek, ’49 (education), of Sarasota, Fla., October 5, at 90. She loved teaching her kindergarten-through-third-grade students. She was an avid tennis player, winning numerous trophies, and also enjoyed duplicate bridge, attaining the rank of Life Master. Her favorite hobbies were jigsaw puzzles, mah-jongg, gardening, painting and travel, especially to Sky Valley in the mountains of Georgia. She was predeceased by her first husband, Edward Seibert, ’50, and second husband, Richard Peek. Survivors: her daughter, Pandora Seibert; and a sister.

John Douglas Sprowl, ’49 (chemistry), of Spokane, Wash., June 23, at 94. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi. As a Navy ensign, he served in the Pacific during World War II aboard the USS Jack Miller and retired from the Navy Reserve as a second lieutenant. After Stanford, he earned a master’s degree from the U. of Michigan in metallurgical engineering. He worked at General Electric’s Hanford nuclear facility before returning to Spokane for a job as a metallurgical research engineer at Kaiser Aluminum. He loved fishing and bird hunting with friends, and he was passionate about golf. He died the same day as his wife of nearly 69 years, Shirley. Survivors: his daughters, Joan Mele, Libby Schnick and Andrea Mershon.


David Howell Armor, ’50 (psychology), of Erie, Pa., August 25, at 91. He served in the Army Air Force. After Stanford, he earned a degree in mechanical design engineering from New York U. and spent his career with General Electric. Years after his retirement, former colleagues noted that his were the designs that never failed. He enjoyed acting in community theater, working out at the YMCA and participating in a Buddhist study group. He was also an oblate of Mount Saint Benedict Monastery. He was predeceased by his wife, Cecile, and his son, Gary. Survivors: his daughter, Kelly.

John Peter Erickson, ’50 (economics), of Sausalito, Calif., October 6, at 91. He was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa. In the 1960s, he worked tirelessly to help save the Marin Headlands from development. He loved sailing, race car driving, backpacking, geology, environmental preservation, opera and travel. He was predeceased by his second wife, Cecile Paynter. Survivors: his daughter, Kristin; two grandsons; one great-grandson; and one brother.

William Pitt Hyde, ’50 (economics), of Upland, Calif., November 4, at 90. He earned a law degree from the U. of Colorado. After several years of private practice, he was elected a municipal court judge in 1975 and was appointed the following year to the San Bernardino County Superior Court. After retiring, he continued to work in arbitration and mediation services. He was predeceased by his son Howard. Survivors: his wife of 61 years, Roxie; his son Paul; and two grandchildren.

Vern C. Jones, ’50 (geology), of Fair Oaks, Calif., August 26, at 93. He served as a Navy aviator and was a member of Delta Chi. As a collegiate wrestler, he held a record of 47-0 and was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2015. He spent his career in the oil and gas industry and co-founded a well-site geological service company in 1952. The company became the largest of its kind, operating in 26 countries before it merged with Baker Hughes. After a short retirement, he founded two more successful companies in the same field and remained actively involved—driving himself to the office almost every day even at 93. Survivors: his wife of 65 years, Gloria; his children, Sandra and Derek; and three grandchildren.

Lois Driggs Cannon Aldrin, ’51 (education), of Salt Lake City, Utah, July 17, at 88, of natural causes. She raised her family in California and Europe, embarking, in 1962, on an expedition through the inland waterways from the Baltic Sea to the Mediterranean on a 24-foot Danish cabin cruiser. She remarried in 1988, to Buzz Aldrin, and helped build a business around his historic Apollo 11 moonwalk. An avid skier and tennis player, she supported numerous charitable organizations, including the Blue Ribbon, Library Foundation of Los Angeles, World Affairs Council, Thalians, the American Film Institute and ARCS. She was predeceased by her brother John Driggs, ’52, MBA ’54. Survivors: her children, Lisa, ’77, Brynn and Bryant Cannon; and two siblings, including Gary Driggs, ’56.

John Caneer, ’51, MA ’53 (architecture), of Medford, Ore., March 2, at 89, of congestive heart failure. He was a member of Alpha Sigma Phi. He spent his career as an industrial engineer at North American Rockwell, retiring in 1987. He had a great love of the outdoors, particularly gardening and fishing. Survivors: his spouse, LaRea; sons, John and William; and four grandchildren.

Parker Louis Hall Jr., ’51 (civil engineering), of Tucson, Ariz., August 22, at 90. He served in the military from 1946 to 1948, primarily at Otsu, Japan. Then, after earning his engineering degree, he began a 35-year career designing freeways for the California Department of Transportation. In retirement, he continued his lifelong study of cosmology. Survivors: his wife of 62 years, Freida; children, David and Michele; three grandchildren; and three great-granddaughters.

Gloria Krametbauer Patrovsky, ’51 (economics), of Stuart, Fla., March 16, 2017, at 87. At Stanford, she was a member of Women’s Council. She worked in the family meat-packing business in Illinois and manufacturing stuffed animals in the U.S. Virgin Islands. She loved needlepoint, bridge, mah-jongg and travel, and was an avid supporter of all things Stanford. Survivors: her husband of 64 years, Joe; and daughter, Jody.

Joyce M. “Jody” Evenson, ’52 (sociology), of Carlsbad, Calif., September 8, at 89, of natural causes. She had a varied career, but her last position as a legal secretary brought her the most satisfaction. While raising her children as a single parent, she enjoyed church, horses, hosting tea parties, knitting, playing bridge and mah-jongg, and volunteering. She was predeceased by her daughter Catherine, and sister, Margot (Miller, ’53). Survivors: her children Leslie and John; one granddaughter; and her former husband, David, ’50, MD ’54.

Barbara Lafot Stokely, ’52 (education), of Monterey, Calif., September 10, at 88, of a stroke. She received a master’s degree in counseling from CSU-Los Angeles and a doctorate in education from USC and had a practice as a licensed psychologist and marriage, family and child counselor. She was the founder of the Mountain Valley Youth Fund and served on the board of the Monterey Peninsula College Foundation. An avid reader, she belonged to two reading groups, and she loved to travel, the opera and walks along 17-Mile Drive. Survivors: her husband, Marty Sternstein; children, Janet and Tom; and two grandchildren.

Luke S. Chan, ’53 (history), MBA ’56, of Sacramento, September 27, at 86, of pneumonia. He was a member of the Chinese Club. He worked as a successful stockbroker for over 40 years. As a passionate fan of all things Stanford, he was a season ticket holder every year from his undergraduate days to 2018. Survivors: his wife, Fannie; children, Gary and Kelley; three grandchildren; and his sister.

Jean Tenneson Friedrichs, ’53 (social science/social thought), of Saratoga, Calif., August 23, at 87, of colon cancer. She was a member of the Stanford Chorus and participated in Gaieties. Later, she sang with the Los Altos United Methodist Church Choirs, in both Northern and Southern California, and taught piano lessons. An avid opera and symphony fan, she was also a devoted volunteer, supporting organizations that included El Camino Hospital, the Long Beach Playhouse, Friends of the Los Alamitos-Rossmoor Library, Las Hermanas, the Long Beach Assistance League and AAUW. She and her husband were voted “Citizens of the Year” in Los Alamitos for their volunteer work in the community. Survivors: her husband of 64 years, Bill, ’53, MBA ’57; daughters, Lisa Sherard and Laura Fulda; and one granddaughter.

William Mackay Hutchinson, ’53 (industrial engineering), MS ’57 (electrical engineering), of Tucson, Ariz., April 17. After receiving his undergraduate degree,  he served in the Army in Korea. He then earned a graduate degree and was hired by Collins Radio Co., where he came to focus on computer modems and what was then the new GPS system. He was recognized as engineer of the year in 1980 for a key GPS patent. In retirement, he enjoyed golf, horseback riding, travel, politics and computer solitaire. Survivors: his wife of 60 years, Jeremy Ann Hamilton, ’55; children, Jenifer Hutchinson Ferriel and Thomas; and three grandchildren.

Sally Ann St John Kenz, ’53 (history), of Centennial, Colo., November 23, at 87, of dementia. She was born in Nebraska and moved to Colorado when she was 8 years old. Remembered as a great mother and homemaker, she loved to travel, and hiking, skiing and camping in the Colorado Mountains. She was predeceased by her first husband, Douglas Goebel. Survivors: her second husband, Ed; her children, Rick Goebel and Jane Lahre; and one brother.

Sally Donkin Kreile, ’53 (philosophy), of Tustin, Calif., November 9, at 87. She raised her three children in Southern California, then returned to school at UCLA and worked as a paralegal in family law for over 25 years. She also taught swimming lessons and was active in Assistance League and PEO. She played tennis three days a week until the age of 85 and enjoyed interior design and traveling. Survivors: her second husband, Dick; children, Susan, Ted and Jeff; two stepchildren; eight grandchildren; and one sister.

Diane Mary Hydorn, ’54 (education), of Carmel-by-the-Sea, Calif., September 7, at 85. She owned and operated Carmel’s Sea View Inn from 1975 to 2016. She loved Carmel’s rugged beauty and artistic charm and served her community as a volunteer with the Saint Bernard emergency preparedness service and as a member of the Flanders Foundation. She was an avid reader, a talented pianist, an excellent cook and an expert gardener. She was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Marshall, ’58, and a grandson. Survivors: her children, Kirsten, Noelle, Allison, Marshall, Tracy, Nicole and Colin; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandsons.

David Westwater, ’54 (social science/social thought), of Lacey, Wash., September 28, at 86, of pneumonia. At Stanford, he was a student fireman. He earned a master’s degree from San Jose State and a doctorate from USC. He worked in education administration in Kern, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Napa counties before changing careers in his mid-50s. After returning to school to study for his Certified Financial Planner license, he passed the Series 7 exams and worked as a CFP under the umbrella of Financial Network, now Cetera. A devoted fan of Stanford sports and big band and traditional jazz music, he also loved terrier dogs. Survivors: his wife, Anne; and his brother. 

Margaret Ellen “Midge” Parlier Alvis, ’55 (nursing), of Reedley, Calif., November 8, 2017, at 85, of nonalcoholic cirrhosis of the liver. Her nursing career spanned more than 30 years, most of it spent at the Sierra Kings Hospital in Reedley. In retirement, she made the visit to New Zealand she had long dreamed of. She was predeceased by her son Bruce. Survivors: her husband of 63 years, Monte; children Paula Parlier, Marlin, Mark and Lyle; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

George Cortelyou William Weintz, ’55 (history), of Los Angeles and Las Vegas, October 20, at 85. He was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon. After Stanford, he served in the Army as a fire control instructor, then began a career in finance. He worked for several brokerage firms before becoming investment counsel for Lockheed, whose pension fund assets he managed until 1995. Institutional Investor magazine included him on its list of America’s top pension managers in the turbulent market of 1987. He loved his family above all and enjoyed attending his children’s sports practices and presiding over holiday gatherings. Survivors: his wife of 48 years, Susan; children, Steven, Aimee Allen and Michael; five grandchildren; and his brother, J. Fred, ’48.

Richard J. Wall, ’56 (law), JD ’58, of San Francisco, November 17, at 84. He worked as a lawyer in private practice from the early 1960s until the day he passed away. He loved San Francisco, Stanford football, the outdoors, skiing, jogging and hunting. He was predeceased by his daughter Rosemary. Survivors: his wife of 55 years, Denise; children Cindy, Brick and Sandy; five grandchildren; and one brother.

Margaret “Mitzi” Schmidt Walter, ’56, MA ’57 (education), of Overland Park, Calif., March 27, at 83, of lymphoma. She loved America’s National Parks and traveled the world with her family. Survivors: her husband of 61 years, Carl, ’55, MS ’56; daughters, Lisa Canfield and Michele; and three grandchildren.

Cooley Butler II, ’57 (basic medical sciences), MD ’60, of Austin, Tex., July 31, at 82. He was a member of Zeta Psi. He served as a captain in the Army, interned at Duke U. and completed his residency at the U. of Iowa. He spent his career as a clinical pathologist at teaching hospitals, including the U. of Arizona and the U. of New Mexico, and he continued to serve the country’s veterans by working at VA hospitals. He enjoyed basketball, beach volleyball, running, cycling and piloting a succession of single-engine planes. In retirement, he raised Italian greyhounds and traveled the country with his wife in their RV. Survivors: his wife, Suzanne (Owsley, ’59); children, Gloria Matthews, Julie, Karen Hazeltine and Michael; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Alice Leta Warfield Fottrell, ’57 (history), of Pleasanton, Calif., October 13, at 82, of metastatic melanoma. She was a tennis player, an avid reader, a writer of short stories, a baker and an organizer of family events. Together with her husband, she enjoyed golf, cycling, international travel and attending world sporting events. She was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Boyd, ’57 Survivors: her children, Kathleen Deutsch, Susan Sloatman, Michael and Sean, ’89, MA ’90; four grandchildren; and one brother.

Marge Johnson, ’57 (history), MA ’58 (education), of Pleasanton, Calif., September 19, at 82. She worked as a teacher before shifting to a career in real estate. She was active in community affairs and served as president of several local organizations, including the Stanford Club and area chapters of AAUW and the Great Books Council. Her hobbies included reading and travel. She was predeceased by her husband, Rudolph, MA ’57, PhD ’75. Survivors: her children, Kirsten Otey and Kurt, ’87, MA ’88; four grandsons; and one brother.

W. James “Jim” Lloyd, ’57 (industrial engineering), of Mill Valley, Calif., September 11, at 86. He earned a degree in business administration from UC-Berkeley in 1954 before serving two years in the Army. As an engineer for Johnson Controls, Honeywell and Dinwiddie Construction, he left a mark on the San Francisco skyline. Capstone achievements of his career included leading the construction of Davies Symphony Hall and the Getty Museum (in Los Angeles). A lover of the High Sierra his entire life and a natural athlete, he shared his passion for skiing, backpacking, tennis, fly-fishing and golf with his family. Survivors: his wife of 62 years, Pam; children, Chris, Katie, Jeannie and Jamie; and nine grandchildren.

Patricia Nevins Mason, ’57, of Columbia, S.C., October 13, at 82. She earned a master’s degree in education from the U. of Chattanooga and taught middle school in the Chattanooga school district. She also served her community as a volunteer for Baptist Hospital, St. Joseph School and Radio Station for the Blind, and she was president of the Providence Hospital auxiliary. Her faith and devotion were reflected in her service as director of eucharistic adoration, teaching taught CCD classes and training students as lectors for school masses. Survivors: her husband, William; sons, Kevin and Brian; six grandchildren; and two siblings.

Peter Talbot Pope, ’57 (history), MBA ’60, of Portland, Ore., October 27, at 84, of natural causes. He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega. After a short stint in the aviation branch of the Army, he joined Pope & Talbot, a forest products company founded by his great-grandfather. He retired as chair and CEO in 1999. He also founded a timberland ownership and management company and served on numerous corporate and educational boards. A skilled pilot, he took great delight in building his own ultralight and taking his family on remote adventures. Survivors: his wife, Josephine (Day, ’58); children, Maria, MBA ’92, Emily Pope Taylor, Molly and Peter; and nine grandchildren.

Richard Thompson Wold, ’57 (biological sciences), MA ’62 (medical microbiology), MD ’62, of San Marcos, Calif., October 12, at 83, of coronary artery disease. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi and the crew team. As a doctor, he worked at Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, Calif., National Jewish Hospital in Denver and in private practice for 22 years in the fields of allergy, immunology and rheumatology. Survivors: his wife, Lucy; sons, Dirk and Roderick; two grandchildren; and his sister, Kathryn Wold Bean, ’51.

Anthony “Tony” Vigna, ’58 (history), MA ’60 (education), of Goleta, Calif., October 8, at 82. At Stanford, he was a member of Sigma Chi and the basketball and baseball teams. He taught history at San Marcos High School for 43 years. He coached basketball and tennis for the high school as well as Little League and Boys’ Club baseball. He was a dedicated, compassionate and patient teacher, and a coach who loved encouraging kids to work hard and strive for excellence in all they did. In retirement, he enjoyed golf, tennis, reading and travel. He was predeceased by his daughter Elizabeth and a granddaughter. Survivors: his wife, Dolores (High, MA ’59); children Eric, Katherine Archibald and Greg; 10 grandchildren; and two sisters.

Marian Craig Bennett, ’59 (mathematics), of San Jose, May 6, at 80. She volunteered with many organizations that reflected her dedication to education and community, including local schools, the Girl Scouts, the public library and the Roman Catholic Church. She loved reading, gardening, sewing, quilting, trips to the redwoods and Yosemite, and reunions with Stanford friends. Survivors: her husband of 58 years, John, ’59; children, David and Margaret, ’90, MA ’91; and two grandchildren.

Alexander Neave, ’59 (modern European literature), of New York City, September 24, at 81, after a brief illness. He spent 52 years practicing trusts and estates law as an associate, and then as a partner and finally as counsel at Putney Twombly Hall & Hirson. Survivors: his wife of 40 years, Lynne; three sons from his first marriage, Peter, Parker and Jonathan; and six grandchildren, including Caroline, ’21.

Gordon Packard, ’59 (history), of Tucson, Ariz., September 22, at 81, of heart failure. He co-founded the Primavera Foundation, which operates a men’s shelter, several housing programs, a job training center and various sites throughout Tucson, including Las Abuelitas in South Tucson, developed for elderly low-income grandparents raising their grandchildren. He was also involved in local cultural organizations and immigration issues. Survivors: his wife, Patricia; his former wife, Elizabeth; children, Cassandra Johnson, Gordon and Gregory; and five grandchildren.

Barclay McClelland Wagner, ’59 (political science), JD ’63, of Honolulu, August 16, at 80, from complications following a fall. He was a member of the freshman and JV football teams, the rugby team and Theta Chi. He worked as a tax attorney for Milbank Tweed and in the British Colonial Office in Fiji, and in commercial real estate in Honolulu. Survivors include his brother, Dan, ’56, MBA ’62.


Carol Anne Woodburn Cockrum, ’60 (history), of San Francisco, November 12, at 79. After one year of business school at Harvard, she got married and moved to Chicago, where she worked for IBM as a systems analyst. Later she worked for Salant Corp. until the family moved to Southern California, where she finished her MBA, at UCLA. She held senior finance and operations management leadership roles at several Los Angeles-based investment, real estate and legal firms. She promoted international study and was also an active supporter of numerous children’s charities and the Stanford Professional Women’s Association. She loved dance, music, tennis and skiing, and she traveled to more than 55 countries and Antarctica. Survivors: her children, Catherine Cockrum Dean and William IV; and five grandchildren.

James A. DeiRossi, ’60, MA ’63 (economics), of Menlo Park, April 7, at 82, after a long illness. He worked at the Stanford Linear Accelerator, RAND Corp. and the National Bureau of Standards. He later worked in healthcare consulting with Interplan and Coopers & Lybrand. He had a lifelong interest in boats and sailing and in recent years created an impressive assortment of wooden model boats as a member of the South Bay Model Shipwrights. Survivors: his wife of 54 years, Lynda; and his daughter, Adrienne.

Ralph Austin Bard III, ’61 (geography), of Hawi, Hawaii, October 25, at 79, of a heart attack. He was a member of ROTC and Phi Gamma Delta. He was an investment manager and a cowboy and spent his later years on Oahu and the Big Island. Survivors: his daughters, Kelley, Jamile Cassidy and Cynthia Harbison; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister.

Gareth Andrew Dorn, ’61 (economics), of Arcadia, Calif., September 25, at 79. In addition to his BA from Stanford, he earned a degree in business from UC-Berkeley and an MBA from USC. He ran his own real estate business for over 35 years. He served his communities by supporting the Junior Chamber of Commerce, Red Cross and Optimist Club of Pasadena, and the Arcadia Board of Realtors. He became president of the Tournament of Roses Association in 1989, and he never missed a Rose Parade or Rose Bowl game from the time he was 4 years old until last year. Deep sea fishing and sailing were his favorite hobbies, and he enjoyed traveling the world with his wife. He was predeceased by his son Gregory. Survivors: his wife of 55 years, Nancy; son Geoffrey; two grandchildren; and a sister.

David R. Langlois, ’61 (economics), MBA ’68, of Tustin, Calif., August 20, at 79, of Parkinson’s disease. He was a member of Sigma Chi and Navy ROTC. He served as a helicopter pilot in the Navy for six years. He began his homebuilding career with the William Lyon and Standard Pacific companies, then became a founding partner in Fieldstone Homes in Orange County. His passions in life were God, his family and fly fishing in Montana and New Zealand. Survivors: his wife of 56 years, Luana (Gough, ’60); children, Mike, Elise Langlois Luna, ’92, and Eric; four grandchildren; and one sister, Linda, ’62.

Richard Alan Romer, ’61 (history), of North Beach, Md., September 4, at 78. He was a member of Alpha Kappa Lambda. After Stanford, he accepted a commission in the Air Force and embarked on a career in aircraft maintenance and logistics. He was stationed in Japan, Korea, and the Philippines and was awarded the Bronze Star for his service in the Vietnam War. He retired with the rank of colonel after serving as chief of logistics for the 12th Air Force at Bergstrom AFB in Texas. He enjoyed attending car races and cruising on Chesapeake Bay, and he was an active supporter of the Chesapeake Environmental Protection Association. Survivors: his son, Ross; and three grandchildren.

Richard Jay “Dick” Goldstein, ’62 (political science), of Los Angeles, November 25, at 77, of prostate cancer. He earned his JD at UCLA and spent nearly 40 years at the law firm of Buchalter Nemer, where he held a number of management roles, including managing partner. An expert in commercial finance, he was also past president of the Financial Lawyers Conference. He was an avid fan of Stanford sports teams, the Los Angeles Kings, the Los Angeles Dodgers and his grandchildren’s teams. He was predeceased by his son, Howard. Survivors: his wife, Rona; daughter, Marcia Rappoport-Nadler; four grandchildren; and one sister.

W. Scott Thompson, ’63 (history), of Lake Talisay, Philippines, February 19, 2017, at 75, of a heart attack. He was a member of Sigma Nu/Beta Chi and a Rhodes Scholar and Danforth Fellow at Oxford U. He held numerous government positions, including assistant to the Secretary of Defense as a White House Fellow, associate director of the U.S. Information Agency and board member of the United States Institute of Peace. He also advised two presidents of the Philippines, its National Security Council and four cabinet members. As a scholar of foreign policy, he authored numerous books and articles and taught at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts U. Survivors: his spouse, Louie Pangilinan; his former wife, Nina Nitze; children, Phyllis, Heidi Thompson Saunders and Nicholas, ’97; and seven grandchildren.

Donald Charles Quaintance II, ’64 (economics), of Kona, Hawaii, September 12, at 75. He served in the Navy for two years before enrolling at Stanford, where he was in the marching band. He later earned a JD from the U. of Santa Clara and worked as a corporate attorney for Hewlett-Packard in Palo Alto and Boston. He also had a passion for traveling in the U.S. and around the world, and he enjoyed countless trips with family and friends. He loved the Big Island and returned there in retirement to build his dream home. Survivors: his former wife, Cecele Quaintance; his children, Courtney, Donald and Christopher, ’96; three grandchildren; two siblings, including Edward, ’73; and his former companion, Gray Gilfillan.

John Anderholt, ’65 (economics), of Palm Desert, Calif., August 19, at 75, of complications from a stroke. He was a member of Sigma Nu/Beta Chi. He earned a JD from USC and worked in corporate, business and real estate law for more than 40 years. He served as a trustee for the College of the Desert and was a board member for UC-Riverside. He also supported local causes, including the Palm Desert Community Library Association and the United Way. He was an avid golfer, reader and world traveler. Survivors: his wife of 26 years, Cynthia Lee Davis-Anderholt; his children, Traci Gibbs, John and Rob; six grandchildren; and two brothers.

Karen I. Nesbitt Shanor, ’65 (psychology), MA ’66 (education), of Washington, D.C., July 27, at 75, of cardiovascular disease. She served in the Peace Corps in Somalia and earned a PhD in psychology from United States International U. She published books on human sexuality, marital relationships, consciousness, neuropsychology and animal psychology. She hosted her own psychology radio show for five years and was a frequent guest and regular contributor on numerous television news and talk shows. She taught psychology at Georgetown U. and served as a White House consultant. She was predeceased by her former husband, Jim, ’66. Survivors: her son, Daniel Perry.

Barbara Jo Brandt, ’69 (psychology), of San Mateo, June 20, at 71, of cancer. She earned a PhD in clinical psychology from Michigan State U. After beginning her career as a psychologist in Chicago, she joined Stanford’s Division of Child Psychiatry and Children’s Development, serving as chief psychologist and director of training, and then head of mental health at Children’s Health Council. Later she opened a private practice in Los Altos and taught courses at the Stanford School of Medicine. She enjoyed summering in Michigan, singing in her church choir, and attending concerts, the theater, and Stanford football and basketball games. Survivors: her stepdaughters, Clare Hansen and Laura Stine; three stepgrandchildren; and two siblings.


Shelley Lee Hamlin, ’71 (political science), of Phoenix, October 15, at 69, of metastatic breast cancer. She was inducted into the Stanford Athletic Hall of Fame for her achievements in golf. While a student, she won the California Women’s Amateur Championship four consecutive years and the national intercollegiate individual championship in 1971. She played on the LPGA tour for 27 years. She won her first tournament in 1978 and her second, while fighting breast cancer, in 1992. She was honored with the Philadelphia Sports Writers Most Courageous Athlete Award, the Dr. DeDe Owens Spirit of Golf Award, the Heather Farr Player Award, the William and Mousie Powell Award, and the Golf Writers Association of America Ben Hogan Award. She won her last professional event in the Legends Honors Division in 2017. She was a tireless advocate for breast cancer research. Survivors: her life partner of 35 years, Janet Anderson; and two brothers.

Peter Elbridge Gadd, ’72 (general engineering), of Altadena, Calif., October 12, at 68, of cancer. At Stanford, he played goalie for the water polo team. He earned a master’s degree from UC-Berkeley and spent his career as a coastal engineer. He was a commissioned officer in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and a founding partner of Coastal Frontiers Corp. He served in lay leadership roles at All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, Calif., and enjoyed woodworking, scuba diving, poetry, baking bread and wines from around the world. Survivors: his wife, Mimi Orth; children, Ariana and Prescott; his mother, Naomi Thrapp Gadd, ’44; and a sister.

Faye McNair-Knox, ’72 (individually designed), MA ’73 (education), MA ’75 (linguistics), PhD ’85 (education), of East Palo Alto, September 12, at 68. She was a lecturer of linguistics and Afro-American studies at Stanford and held a Fulbright Senior Scholar appointment at the U. of Maiduguri in Nigeria. In 2001, she was inducted into Stanford’s Multicultural Alumni Hall of Fame. She was executive director of Start Up, a nonprofit East Palo Alto microbusiness initiative and, in 2004, became the executive director of the One East Palo Alto neighborhood improvement initiative. She was honored as Woman of the Year by California’s 21st assembly district, San Mateo county and the city of East Palo Alto. Survivors: her daughters, Halili, Muisi-Kongo Malonga and Rashida; two grandsons; and four siblings.

Dallas Lavoe Clouatre, ’74 (history), of Seattle, July 29, at 66. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. He earned a PhD in European intellectual history from UC-Berkeley and taught history at Cal and at the U. of San Francisco. Later in his career, her worked in the dietary supplement industry with Country Life Vitamins, Renaissance Herbs, InterHealth and Jarrow Formulas. With his brother, he was a partner in Glykon Technologies, a raw materials vendor, and he is listed as an  inventor on  20 patents and patent applications. He was a fellow of the American College of Nutrition, and his paper in Toxicology Letters serves as a position paper of the World Health Organization. He was also an associate editor for Total Health Magazine for more than 15 years. Survivors include his twin brother, Daniel.

Mary Louise White Eyes, ’74 (anthropology), of Lake Tahoe, Calif., August 25, at 69, of respiratory failure. As an undergraduate, she chaired the Stanford Powwow. She spent her career as a supervisor and an inspector for OSHA and as an office manager for several departments at the U. of Nevada-Reno. In retirement, she enjoyed spending time with family and friends on the Lakota reservation. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard C. Thompson, and her son, Richard J. Thompson. Survivors: her daughter, Katherine Thompson; six grandchildren; and two brothers.

Tom Lasater, ’74 (human biology), of Modesto, Calif., October 20, at 66, of heart failure. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta and played freshman football and rugby. After pursuing his passion for the outdoors and skiing, he developed an interest in the restaurant business and opened restaurants in Park City and Las Vegas. He then shifted focus to technology and started LasaterTech, a computer consulting business. He was an avid golfer and fan of Stanford football. Survivors: his mother, Mary; and four siblings, including Jack, ’70.

Raymond Smalley “Rami” Courtney, ’75 (human biology), of Santa Barbara, Calif., October 17, at 65, of progressive supranuclear palsy. After Stanford, where he rowed crew, he earned a JD from the U. of Puget Sound (now Seattle U.) and enjoyed a 26-year career as an attorney. He loved cycling, skiing, scuba diving, surfing, sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, deep sea fishing, hiking and backpacking. His passion for travel brought him to all seven continents. Survivors: his wife, Cindy; daughters, Kelly Jianas and Kim; and a brother.

Joseph Robert Gordon, ’77 (biological sciences), of Ridgefield, Conn., October 9, at 63, of cancer. He played trumpet in the Stanford Band and went on to practice general surgery for more than 35 years. A fellow of the American College of Surgeons, he was honored as teacher of the year many times and considered a role model by residents for his kindness, skill, sensitivity and patience. He loved Lake Tahoe, skiing, cycling and woodworking. Survivors: his wife, Nancy; children, Mallorie, Louis, Anna and Gabriel; and three siblings, including Jo Carol, ’75, and Jennifer, ’79.

Louis Simon Cohen, ’78 (political science), of Highland Park, Ill., January 17, 2017, at 60. He earned a JD at Northwestern and spent his career in real estate law with DLA Piper, Locke Lord and Foley & Lardner. Survivors: his wife, Nancy; children, Jeremy, Zachary and Trace; and two siblings.

William Bruce Knickel, ’78 (psychology), of San Jose, October 18, at 62, of atherosclerosis. A Colorado native, he was a member of Beta Theta Pi and a teaching assistant for the history department. He co-founded First Team Environmental and spent 20 years providing safety consulting to Silicon Valley companies. He was known for conversations that were long, intense, funny, insightful and inspiring, and friends would often leave his house with stacks of books from his enormous library. Survivors: his mother, Loraine; and brother, Bradley.


Mary Ruth Ramberg, ’81, MA ’82 (English), of Palo Alto, July 13, at 82, of pneumonia. She was a full-time mother and head of household during her years at Stanford and spent her career in technical writing for Silicon Valley companies. She loved reading mysteries and attending Shakespeare festivals, was politically savvy and had a wry sense of humor. She was predeceased by her husband of 40 years, AJ. Survivors: her children, Jennifer and David; her stepdaughters, Sonja Shumaker and Karen; seven grandchildren; and two siblings.

Don E. Detwiler Jr., ’84 (chemical engineering), of Sacramento, June 9, at 55, of a heart attack. Born in Honolulu, he began his career as a civilian employee at McClellan Army Base, continuing at other bases across the United States and in Korea. Survivors: his wife, Susette Goudeau; sons, Marcus and Cory; mother, Winifred; and three siblings.

Alissa Riper Picker, ’84 (comparative literature), of East Palo Alto, August 18, 2017, at 54, of glioblastoma. At Stanford, she was a member of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. She earned an MA in counseling psychology from Notre Dame de Namur U. Responding to a religious call for social justice and racial reconciliation, she helped found Bayshore Christian Ministries to serve the youth of East Palo Alto. She was a licensed marriage and family therapist with her own practice for nearly 20 years. She was a Sunday School teacher at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church (now Menlo Church) and a member of Abundant Life Christian Fellowship for 22 years. She was also an avid fan of Stanford soccer. Survivors: her husband of 30 years, Norman; children, Skye Talavera, ’18, and John; mother, Barbara (Kaseberg, ’53); and brothers, John, JD ’80, and Kevin, MBA ’82.


Richard Lin, ’90 (biological sciences), MBA ’99, of Emerald Hills, Calif., August 12, at 50, of gastroesophageal cancer. He earned a medical degree from Harvard and was a Howard Hughes Scholar at the National Institutes of Health. He was also a resident in surgery at UCSF. As a healthcare investor for more than 20 years, he specialized in fostering transformative biotech, medical device, healthcare services and healthcare IT companies. He was a partner at Three Arch Partners for 13 years and founded Acuta Capital Partners in 2011. He was an avid golfer, a competitive chess and World Series of Poker player, a wine connoisseur and a world traveler. Survivors: his wife, Grace; his parents; and his sister.

Luke Alexander Haseloff, ’95 (psychology), of Jersey City, N.J., September 11, at 45, of heart failure. At Stanford, he was a member of the vintage dance ensemble. He earned an MBA from Duke and spent most of his career as an independent consultant, developing tech and digital marketing start-ups in New York City and helping people build personal and professional networks. He traveled widely, visiting Costa Rica, India, Japan, Mexico, South Africa and Thailand and many destinations in Europe. Survivors: his wife, Nicole Cushman, ’04; his mother, Barbara Knight, and her partner, Cris; his father, Charles, and his wife, Peggy; and two stepsisters.

Kathryn Ann Knowles, ’98 (public policy), of Bologna, Italy, September 18, at 42, of cancer. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta. She worked as a software developer in Austin, Texas, before moving to Bologna, Italy, to earn an MA in international relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). She spent her career in nonprofit development and was elected to the city council of San Giorgio di Piano. In 2012, She returned to SAIS to launch the Bologna Institute for Policy Research and later became associate director of European and Eurasian studies. She was twice president of the International Women’s Forum of Bologna. Dancing and running marathons were some of her favorite pastimes. Survivors: her husband, Marco Orsi; her son, Jackson; and parents, Tony and Carol.

Rebecca Michelle Sullivan, ’99 (French), of Salt Lake City, October 21, at 41. She participated in Gaieties. After Stanford, she taught English in France and founded Ember, a folk music duo that released six albums over 18 years. She earned a certification to teach French in Welsh public schools, but returned home in 2017 to teach at her high school alma mater instead. She was also working towards certification as a yoga instructor. Known for her sweet disposition and sense of humor, she kept and nurtured friendships all over the world. Survivors: her parents, Kelly and Kathy; grandmother; and five siblings.


Tyler Mitchell Mabry, ’11 (public policy), of Los Angeles, May 5, at 28, of the effects of fentanyl. Born in La Mesa, Calif., he played in three bowl games as a member of the Stanford football team. He had a growing passion for golf. He believed in cherishing every day, showing love to everyone, watching out for others and extending a helping hand. Survivors: his father, Quince, and stepmother, Deborah; his mother, Rondey Garrison, and stepfather, Steve; one sister; and two stepsisters.


Wray Cornwell, MBA ’53, of San Marino, Calif., November 21, at 88, of cancer. He worked first at Formica Corp. and then spent more than 30 years at Leed Plastics, where he rose to vice president. His community service was long and varied, including serving as a Boy Scout troop leader, a board member of the Old Mill Foundation and Monte Vista Grove Homes, and a founding member of the San Marino Library Foundation. In 2004, he and his wife were honored by the San Marino Rotary Club as Paul Harris Fellows for their service to San Marino. He was also a deacon and trustee at San Marino Community Church, where he cooked and delivered meals, ushered at services for nearly 50 years and refurbished the chapel. Survivors: his wife of 66 years, Jeanne; children, Kay Romer and Tom; and four grandchildren.

Robert Harold Moberg, MBA ’55, of Tustin, Calif., August 31, at 89. He served in the Army during the Korean War. At Stanford, he was a member of Theta Xi. He worked for United States Rubber Reclaiming, Dow Chemical, C&B Printing and Galen Laboratory. Together with his wife, he founded a flag business where he remained actively involved until the day before his passing. He was predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Norma, and daughter Lynn Redden. Survivors: his children Paul and Susan; five grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

Robert Ray Brink, MBA ’62, of Joliet, Ill., September 2, at 84. He was president of Folger Adams for 13 years. He then founded RR Brink Locking Systems and turned the company into the leading manufacturer of high-security detention locks. Survivors: his wife of 57 years, Connie Grinton; children, Stephen Grinton, Susan Orser and Charles; 15 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Thomas J. O’Connor, PhD ’65, of Alexandria, Va., September 3, at 92. He served in the Navy for 27 years in numerous fleet and logistics assignments, retiring as a captain in 1974. Then he spent eight years directing financial and accounting operations for the Department of Housing and Urban Development before commencing an academic career at American U., where he was associate dean. He was very active in Fairfax County civic affairs, St. Lawrence Catholic Church and Little Theatre of Alexandria. Survivors: his wife of 68 years, Alice; nine children; 23 grandchildren; and one great-grandson.


Harold Adolph Hamberg, MA ’57, of Norfolk, Va., September 23, 2017, at 95. He served in the Navy at sea and in the air during World War II and the Korean War. His later naval career included commanding the Montrail and Yancey before finishing his career at the office of the Chief of Naval Operations at the Pentagon. In retirement, he enjoyed golf, tennis, skiing, Navy football, travel and owning a racehorse. He was predeceased by his wife, Betty, and daughter, Martha Fetridge. Survivors: his sons, Hal and David; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Max Joseph Berryessa, EdD ’59, of St. George, Utah, September 20, at 95. He served in the Navy during World War II. He taught at Brigham Young U. for 40 years and chaired the elementary education department. He received numerous teaching awards and was president of the Utah State Association for Teacher Educators and of the Association of Childhood Education International. During leaves from BYU, he served as an educational adviser to the governments of Iran and Thailand, and he spent two years at UNESCO’s Bangkok office. He also held numerous local and regional leadership positions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In retirement, he and his wife spent several years as temple missionaries for the church. He was predeceased by his wife of 74 years, Janet. Survivors: his sons, Richard, Scott, Dean and Guy; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Julia Ann Smith Pringle, MA ’65, of Tempe, Ariz., October 17, at 79. She was a teacher and guidance counselor at Mt. Greylock Regional High School in Williamstown, Mass. A competitive golfer, she also enjoyed traveling, drawing, painting and printmaking. She was predeceased by her husband of 23 year, Walter. Survivors: her son, Harry Smith.

Robert William Cornell, MA ’67, of Midland, Texas, October 14, at 89. Over a 36-year career, he taught fifth and sixth grades in The Hague, Netherlands; Ithaca, N.Y., Antwerp, Belgium and Midland. He served the community as a volunteer for the Red Cross, Meals on Wheels, Citizens on Patrol, Master Gardeners and RSVP. He also enjoyed gardening, photography, traveling, reading and tennis. Survivors: his wife of 58 years, Barbara; children, Debra Cornell Elmore and Robert Jr.; and seven grandchildren.

Grace Isabel Lieberman, MA ’68, of Modesto, Calif., April 18, at 88. A teacher for 26 years, she taught all grade levels and at Rhode Island College and City College of New York. She was a versatile singer and actress who performed widely in Modesto, Stockton, Merced and elsewhere. She was a featured soloist with the Solano Symphony, the Vallejo Symphony and the Modesto Symphony Orchestra. A devoted advocate for the arts in the Central Valley, she founded the Stanislaus Arts Council and served for almost 30 years as its executive director. She was friend to starving actors and community philanthropists alike and was known for her generosity and larger-than-life personality.

James “Jim” Agnew, MA ’72 (teaching of math), of West Des Moines, Iowa., August 2, at 74. He taught in Iowa public schools before embarking on a career in tax and accounting. As a certified financial planner, he worked with and founded a series of firms in which he remained active until his retirement in 2015. Survivors include two nieces and a nephew.

Laresh Krishna Jayasanker, MA ’97, of Centennial, Colo., November 19, at 46, of pancreatic cancer. After teaching high school social studies, he earned a PhD in history from the U. of Texas-Austin. He taught history at Carroll U. in Wisconsin and Metropolitan State U. in Colorado. Growing up near Chicago, he became a lifelong fan of the Cubs and the Bears, and he developed a love of blues and jazz. Survivors: his wife, Susanne (Javdani, MA ’97); daughters, Holly and Ella; parents, M. R. and Theresa; and two sisters.


Arve Michelsen, MS ’51 (electrical engineering), of Silver Spring, Md., September 10, at 94. He was born in Norway and served in his country’s navy during World War II and later in the air force. After Stanford, he earned a PhD in biomedical engineering from Johns Hopkins and worked as a staff engineer at the university’s Applied Physics Laboratory for 36 years. He maintained his ties to Norway as an active member of the Norwegian Church in Washington, D.C., and Norwegian associations. Survivors: his wife of 67 years, Frances (Blumve, ’51); daughter, Anne Marie; and two granddaughters.

John Bowman Thomas, MS ’53, PhD ’55 (electrical engineering), of Santa Margarita, Calif., September 13, at 93. He served in the Army during World War II and then worked as an assistant chief engineer at Koppers Company Inc. In 1955, he joined the faculty at Princeton, becoming a full professor and retiring in 1990. He was a devoted teacher, especially of graduate students, and the author of numerous technical books and articles. He was predeceased by his wife of 67 years, Eleanor. Survivors: his children, John, Gwendolyn, Gailyn, Randall, Sharon and Bronwyn, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

George Allen Roupe, MS ’59 (mechanical engineering), of Saratoga, Calif., October 29, at 83. After Stanford, he served in the Air Force for three years. He spent his entire career at General Electric, where he led projects related to nuclear power, both in the U.S. and abroad. He enjoyed hunting, tennis, bridge and annual trips to Europe. In retirement, he served his community as a member of the steering council of the Hoover Institution and as a director of Saratoga Tennis Club, the San Jose Museum of Art and the Saratoga Planning Commission. Survivors: his wife of 59 years, Barbara (Doyle, ’59, JD ’76); children, Julie and Thomas, ’87; and three grandchildren.

Nancy Olmsted Kaehr, MS ’63 (computer science), of La Jolla, Calif., October 4, at 79. After graduating from Vassar College, she worked in the biophysics department at Sloan Kettering Institute in New York before continuing her education at Stanford and then Yale Medical School. She pursued a career as a pediatric pulmonary physician specializing in cystic fibrosis and was a clinical professor of pediatrics at UCSD. She traveled extensively with her husband, volunteered for numerous organizations and were beloved for hosting whimsically themed celebrations. She adored flowers, especially roses, as evidenced in the spectacular gardens she maintained at home (and those she endowed at Vassar). Survivors: her husband of 21 years, Michael; and a brother. 

Donald Rosenfield, PhD ’74 (operations research), of Lexington, Mass., January 14, at 70, following an accident. He worked as a consultant and taught at Harvard Business School and Boston U. before moving full time to MIT, where he directed its Leaders for Global Operations program from 1987 to 2014. He co-authored five case studies and two books on operations and logistics. An avid Boston sports fan, he was said to know the score of every game in the historic Red Sox 1967 “Impossible Dream” season. Survivors: his wife, Nancy; children, Jennifer, Todd and Adam; two grandchildren; his mother, Miriam; and two siblings.

Humanities and Sciences

John Douglas Forbes, MA ’32 (economics), of Charlottesville, Va., January 19, at 107, of heart failure. He was a member of ROTC and served as a second lieutenant in the Army during World War II. After Stanford, he earned a PhD at Harvard and taught at the U. of Kansas City, Bennington College and Wabash College before becoming a founding professor of the U. of Virginia’s business school. He retired in 1980 but taught continuing education classes on art history and architecture until 2003. He published several books, including biographies and murder mysteries, and was awarded the French Officier Ordre des Palmes Académiques and the Italian Cavaliere Ordine al Merito. He was predeceased by his first wife, Margaret, and daughter Penelope. Survivors: his second wife, Mary; children from his first marriage, Pamela and Peter; a son from his second marriage, Michael; and four grandchildren.

Herbert Dean Smith, Gr. ’57 (physics), of Huntsville, Ala., September 24, at 87, after a short illness. He worked at General Atomics and then for its parent company, General Dynamics. He enjoyed many outdoor activities with his children including hiking, hunting, caving and boating. He was predeceased by his wife of 64 years, Donna, and his son Jeffrey. Survivors: his son Gregory; and two grandchildren.

Jack Ronald Revoyr, Gr. ’62 (Japanese), of Ojai, Calif., October 27, at 82, of natural causes. He served in the Air Force Reserve. He worked in English-language broadcasting in Japan, where he lived for over 10 years. Back in the U.S., after a brief stint in sports management, he began a successful second career, leading UCLA’s trademarks and licensing program for 12 years and serving as its first director. In 2015, during his induction into the International Collegiate Licensing Association Hall of Fame, he was recognized for raising awareness among colleges and universities about protecting their names and logos. He enjoyed golf, and traveling to Germany, Maui, the Sierras and the Tetons. He was predeceased by his second wife, Janine Werner. Survivors: his daughter, Nina; stepdaughter, Amy Swindle; and a granddaughter.

Joseph Michael “Joe” Eller, MA ’73 (communication), of Ithaca, N.Y., September 22. He grew up on a dairy farm and earned an engineering degree from the U. of Ohio. A writer, Christian Science practitioner and teacher, he was also a talented builder of homes and barns in upstate New York. He was predeceased by his second wife, Dale Briner. Survivors: his former wife, Abby; children, Annie and Joshua; and a brother.

Constance Diane “Connie” Hinckley, MA ’75 (communication), of Alameda, Calif., February 10, at 69. She worked in corporate communication at the California School of Professional Psychology and at Pacific Telesis, then shifted careers and became a grant writer. She focused primarily on securing grants for colleges and higher education groups. She also explored her love of cooking and entertaining by opening the Bay Fare Gourmet, a specialty foods and cooking shop. She found joy in reading, opera, knitting and crafting gifts her for friends.

Jack Ray Kirkpatrick, MA ’95 (liberal arts), of Redwood City, February 7, 2017, at 73, of ALS. He served in the National Guard, and worked for the California Youth Authority (now the California Division of Juvenile Justice) for 30 years as a parole agent. A devoted learner, he earned three master’s degrees over the course of his life. He was a tireless advocate of fair and affordable housing for San Mateo County residents, writing to and for newspapers even after he lost the use of his arms. Survivors: his wife of 47 years, Barbara; daughter, Heather Malfatti; and a granddaughter.