Obituaries - May 2019


Anne Beech Lewis, ’41 (French), of Claremont, Calif., January 10, at 98. She raised her family in San Marino, Calif., and she and her husband were honored as the community’s “Most Distinguished Couple” for four decades of “service above self.” She volunteered for the Pasadena Junior League, Sweet Adelines Barbershop Chorus, San Marino Community Church, Boy Scouts and PTA. She was predeceased by her husband of 70 years, Joseph, and her son Joseph. Survivors: her children John and Katharine; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Stuart Quan, ’42 (basic medical sciences), of Westhampton, N.Y., July 4, at 98. He earned his MD from Harvard, served as chief surgeon in the Air Force and had a distinguished career in the treatment of colorectal cancer. He spent more than 50 years as a surgeon at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where he refined the use of X-ray therapy to treat tumors. He was known as a mentor to younger physicians and served as president of the American Society of Colon-Rectal Surgeons and the Society of Surgical Oncology. His hobbies included opera, travel, reading and golf. Survivors: his wife, Vicki; and son, David.

Dorothy McAdams Middaugh Wallace, ’43 (speech and drama), MA ’44 (education), of Salinas, Calif., January 31, at 97, of congestive heart failure. She taught high school, raised her family and then returned to teaching at Hartnell College. She was chair of the physical education department, coached women’s sports and was the first woman to coach men’s sports (swimming and diving) at the varsity level. She also served as chair of California’s state dance association and was instrumental in developing and organizing the California Field Hockey Association as well as the Northern California Women’s Basketball Association. She lobbied for passage of Title IX in Sacramento and was recognized by the state assembly for her contribution to women’s education. Survivors: her children, Michael Middaugh, Mary Church and Marcia Maloney; five grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; and her sister, Marilyn McAdams Mahan, ’50, MA ’64.

Marcia Winifred Blair Carey, ’48 (economics), of Sacramento, in December, at 91. She played on the tennis team at Stanford and was a lifelong member of the Sutter Lawn Tennis Club. She was an avid San Francisco Giants fan and served her community as a Junior League sustainer and P.E.O. member. At Fremont Presbyterian Church, she was a deacon, mariner and senior choir member. She was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Gene. Survivors: her sons, Gregory, Stephen and Michael; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Richard Hugo “Dick” Gatchel, ’48 (history ), PhD ’57 (education), of Los Osos, Calif., December 8, at 92. A World War II veteran, he earned a ministry degree from Northwestern Lutheran Union Seminary, and then held assistant pastorships in Berkeley and Palo Alto. He led a parish in Oroville, Calif., before shifting focus to higher education. He counseled students at San Francisco Theological Seminary and taught philosophy and religious studies at San Bernardino Junior College and Crafton Hills College. In retirement, he was involved in Habitat for Humanity and Presbyterian mission projects. He was an accomplished musician and carpenter, and he loved the outdoors. Survivors: his wife of 70 years, Beth; children, Dorothy, Laura, Melissa, Richard and Robert; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one brother.

Elizabeth Ann Kimber Walsh, ’48 (English), of Camarillo, Calif., January 23, at 92. She was happiest when reading a good book, knitting a sweater or tending her garden. She was predeceased by her husband, William, ’47, MD ’51. Survivors: her eight children, 37 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

Glendon L.D. Brown, ’49 (mechanical engineering), of Warrenton, Va., January 26, at 95. He earned the Air Medal as a pilot in the Pacific theater during World War II and again during the Korean War. He continued his service as a reserve officer in the Navy, including time in Vietnam. In addition to his military service, he was a pilot for United Airlines. He was predeceased by his wife of 58 years, Charlotte, and his son Jeffrey. Survivors: his son Gregory; two granddaughters; and a great-granddaughter.

Jess Porter Cooley, ’49 (French), of Petaluma, Calif., December 8, at 91. She enjoyed tennis and excelled at entertaining, hosting an annual neighborhood Christmas party, which had an ever-expanding guest list. She served her communities through charitable and volunteer efforts. She was a founding member of the Napa-Sonoma Junior League. She was predeceased by her son Michael and brother, William, ’49, LLB ’52. Survivors: her husband of 69 years, Crawford, ’48; children Janet Dilg, Nancy and Robert; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Hildegarde Warfield Leslie, ’49 (geography), of Medina, Wash., November 21, at 90. She raised her family in Bellevue, Wash. She had an insatiable curiosity about everything: history, politics, world events and friends. She read widely, explored the world with her husband and was usually the last person to leave a party. She was predeceased by her husband, John, ’50. Survivors: her four children; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a great-great grandson.

Douglas Maitland Murray, ’49 (biology), MA ’51 (education), MD ’56, of Fort Collins, Colo., December 12, at 90, of natural causes. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi. He served in the Navy after World War II and volunteered as a doctor with USAID during the Vietnam War. He was a founding member of the Orthopaedic and Spine Center of the Rockies. He was also a member of the Kiwanis Club and an accomplished painter and sculptor. He was predeceased by his first wife, Pauline Kirkpatrick Abbe; second wife, Kathryn Parker, ’50; third wife, Molly Brown Murray; son Andy; stepson Scott; and sister, Mary Griffin-Jones, ’43, MD ’46. Survivors: seven children; 19 grandchildren, including Amanda Rose Salzman, ’00; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Andrew Robert Schottky Jr., ’49 (economics), of Sacramento, November 17, at 93, of congestive heart failure. He flew 21 combat missions as a B-17 navigator in the Army Air Corps during World War II. At Stanford, he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta, and he met his wife while working as a summer park ranger in Yosemite. He earned a JD from UC-Hastings College of Law and spent his career as an estate planning attorney. But the mountains were where he found joy, especially during vacations at the family cabin in Serene Lakes, Calif. He was predeceased by his wife, Phyllis (Woodward, ’51). Survivors: his children, Diane Wukmir, Drew, David and Dean; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one sister.

David Lloyd Tilton, ’49 (social science/social thought), MBA ’51, of Santa Barbara, Calif., December 27, at 92. He served in the Navy during World War II. He was a member of Delta Chi. He followed his father in leading Santa Barbara Savings and Loan Association, and he served his community as a member of the boards of Cottage Hospital, the Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara, UC-Santa Barbara and others. He enjoyed golf, tennis, fly-fishing, horseback riding and especially the annual family vacation to Hawaii. Survivors: his wife of 65 years, Mary; children, Peter, Jennifer Tansey, Catharine White and Michael; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Joseph Zukin Jr., ’49 (economics), of Sebastopol, Calif., December 4, at 92. He was drafted into the military as soon as he turned 18 and was stationed in Germany. At Stanford, he was a member and president of Phi Gamma Delta. After graduation, he spurred the development of self-serve gas stations and automated car washes before conceiving of and building Frontier Village Amusement Park in San Jose. Next he turned to outdoor advertising, buying and then overseeing the growth of two companies in succession. Survivors: his first wife, Margaret Ann Sherman, ’50; second wife, Carol; children, Chris, Ann, John, Mary and Michael; four stepchildren; 15 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.


James W. Codding, ’50 (political science), of Santa Rosa, Calif., January 31, at 91. He served in the Navy during World War II. He was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon. He developed shopping centers and sites for Motel 6 in Santa Rosa and throughout the western United States. He enjoyed international travel, safaris and big game hunting. As a wildlife conservationist, he drove fund-raising efforts to combat poaching and preserve habitats in Africa. He was a founding member and past president of Mzuri Safari Foundation and supported California Waterfowl and Ducks Unlimited, the Hoover Institution, Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation and many other foundations. He was predeceased by his wife of 33 years, Sandi. Survivors: his children, James Jr., Nancy and Peter; stepdaughter, Nancy Owen; nine grandchildren; and one brother.

John Hall III, ’50 (education), of San Clemente, Calif., December 10, at 90. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta. His experience playing on the basketball team and writing for the Stanford Daily were precursors to a sports journalism career in Southern California. He was a widely read sports columnist for the Los Angeles Times, Orange County Register and other newspapers. He was especially passionate about boxing and was inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame. Survivors: his wife, Toni; and children, John and Marie.

Barbara Brooke Baker, ’51 (education), of Edina, Minn., June 4, at 89. She was on the tennis team and met her future husband at the freshman mixer. Together they raised four children, traveled extensively, participated in book clubs and were founding members of the cooperative North Shore Camp in Lutsen, Minn. In 1975, she received MA and EdS degrees from St. Thomas U. She taught at the elementary through junior college levels and worked as an educational consultant for EMS and through her own company, Baker Research & Consulting. As a lobbyist for the Association for Stable and Growing School Districts, she advocated for equity in education funding. She was predeceased by her grandson Ian. Survivors: her husband of 67 years, David, ’51; children, John, Catherine, Carolyn and Susan; and nine grandchildren.

Grant McLean Duncan, ’51 (psychology), of Santa Ana, Calif., December 27, at 91. He served in the Air Force. At Stanford, he was a member of Kappa Alpha. He earned an MD from the U. of Cincinnati and spent his medical career in radiology. He enjoyed tennis, racquetball, horseback riding, family vacations and the beauty of nature. An awakening of belief in Jesus Christ guided him to take an active role in men’s Bible study groups and fellowship breakfasts and to support ministries that provided for the needy and spread the gospel. Survivors: his wife of 65 years, Gloria; sons Todd, Bruce and Jeff; and five grandsons.

Donald Stewart McKenzie, ’51 (social science/social thought), of Seattle, January 15, at 89, of natural causes. He was coxswain for the Stanford’s first crew team. He enlisted in the Air Force during the Korean War and achieved the rank of lieutenant. He spent his career in sales with ChemCentral. He enjoyed golf, skiing, and traveling the world, and he was a 32nd degree Mason, a Shriner and an active member of the English-Speaking Union. He was predeceased by his first wife, Barbara, and children Kathleen and David. Survivors: his wife of 29 years, Elizabeth; children Doug and Helen; and his sister.

Mary Kraus Pierson, ’51 (romantic languages), of Claremont, Calif., December 26, at 88. She earned a master’s degree in library science from USC and was district librarian for Ontario-Montclair School District. She was an active member and officer for the Visiting Nurses Association, Meals on Wheels, Zonta International and other service organizations, and spent many hours volunteering at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Gardens. Survivors include her son, Bill.

Mary Anna Aldrich, ’52, MA ’53 (education), of Chesterbrook, Pa., December 19, at 88, of cancer. She played cello in the orchestra. She earned an EdD from Columbia U. In the field of school psychology, she pioneered programs to deinstitutionalize severely disabled children and bring them into the mainstream school system. She enjoyed researching family history and was an expert knitter of argyle socks, sweaters and Maine fisherman’s mittens. Survivors include her brother.

Richard Hamilton, ’52 (industrial engineering), MBA ’59, of Long Beach, Calif., December 21, at 88. He was a member of Alpha Sigma Phi. After serving in the Navy during the Korean War, he returned to the university and was married in Stanford Memorial Church. After completing his MBA, he worked for Procter & Gamble and then spent 30 years as a data processing manager for Federal-Mogul. He was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Mary (Niethammer, ’53). Survivors: his children, Cathy, Nancy, Alan and Ken; nine grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren.

Joan Johnson Baeza, ’53 (English), of Pinetop, Ariz., November 16, at 87. A descendant of a pioneer family that came to the Minnesota territory in 1856, she last visited there in 2013 to serve as Grand Marshal in the Germanic-American Day Parade opening Oktoberfest. She worked as associate faculty for Northland Pioneer College and as a Forest Service lookout during fire season, but she left her mark primarily as a writer and chronicler of Arizona history and culture. She was honored with the Sharlot Hall Award, an Arizona Highways Silver Award, five first-place awards from the Arizona Newspaper Association, and was named a “Culturekeeper” by the Arizona Historical Foundation. 

Cornelia Jane Herbert Little Strawser, ’53 (economics), of Falls Church, Va., December 5, at 86, of hypoxia. She earned a PhD from George Washington U. Her civil service career included time with the Air Force, at the Federal Reserve banks of San Francisco and Atlanta, the Congressional Budget Office, and Senate and House budget committees. She was active in northern Virginia politics as a congressional campaign staff member and a delegate at the Virginia Democratic convention. She was predeceased by her first husband, John Motheral Jr., ’51, MA ’52, and her second husband, Neil. Survivors include her son, David Motheral.

Larry N. MacMillen, ’54 (architecture), of Grass Valley, Calif., September 10, at 89, of heart failure. He spent his career as an architect and project manager. He built trails in the Midpeninsula and the Sierra Foothills. As a student, he developed a love of folk dancing and square dancing, pastimes he continued to enjoy with Stanford friends for more than 50 years. He was also a passionate builder and rider of bicycles, and he met his wife through the Western Wheelers Bicycle Club. He was predeceased by his daughter Susan and stepson, Jeff Mill. Survivors: his wife, Marjory; children, Andrew and Katie; stepdaughter, Suesan Larsen; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one brother.

George Deane Sharninghouse, ’54 (economics), MBA ’56, of Carefree, Ariz., October 2, at 86. He was a member of Alpha Delta Phi. After beginning his career with Container Corp. of America, he spent 35 years at Mail-Well Envelope Co., eventually becoming vice president and general manager of the West Coast division. He served his community as president of the San Mateo Rotary Club and was a recipient of the Paul Harris Award. He was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Janet, and daughter Susan. Survivors: his daughters Laura Roche and Jane, ’79, MA ’82; and five grandchildren.

Dorothy Jean Aldrich Atwood, ’55 (engineering), of West Hartford, Conn., November 12, at 84, of cancer. She earned a master’s degree in architecture from Harvard and founded her own architectural practice, focusing on the design of residential homes, additions and commercial projects, primarily in Massachusetts and Maine. With the architectural firm of Dober, Lidsky, Craig, she did space planning for universities around the world. She was predeceased by her husband, John Jr. Survivors: her sons, John III and Thomas; three grandchildren; and one brother.

Philip Edgar “Eddy” Carey, ’55 (psychology), of Santa Monica, Calif., October 24, at 86. He was a member of Theta Delta Chi. He continued his education with a master’s degree in social work from USC. He had a Hollywood acting career in the ’50s, then moved to Reno, near his beloved Lake Tahoe. He worked as a psychologist in private practice and started one of the first prison drug treatment programs at a state prison in Carson City, Nev. He later returned to Los Angeles and combined his talents as an actor and educator in a one-man show about Clarence Darrow. Survivors: his partner, Jane Forelle; children, Michelle Frandsen, Bart, ’84, MS ’85, and Sam; and four grandchildren.

Donald Latham King, ’56 (biological sciences), of Darien, Conn., December 31, at 84, of colon cancer. He was a member of the crew team and Beta Theta Pi. After earning an MD from Columbia U., he spent eight years as a medical officer in the Air Force. He then returned to Columbia as a professor of radiology and advanced the field of diagnostic ultrasound imaging. He authored or co-authored more than 200 scientific articles and abstracts, and, in 1992, received the Joseph H. Holmes Pioneer Award from the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine. He was a fellow of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound and the American Society of Echocardiography. Survivors: his wife of 59 years, Nancy; sons, Donald, Tom, ’86, and Ben, ’88; and six grandchildren.

Greta Jane Hagerty Serrano, ’56 (nursing), of Bakersfield, Calif., January 10, at 87. She earned a master’s degree in counseling from CSU-Bakersfield. She was a public health nurse in San Mateo and Stanislaus County and in New Mexico, finishing her career as director of professional services at Bakersfield Home Health. She also taught at CSU-Bakersfield and helped start Kern Hospice Services. She was active in professional organizations and served as president of the RN Society and the Nursing Administrators Council of Kern County. She enjoyed attending the symphony and opera, and traveling through Europe, Mexico and the United States. She was predeceased by her husband of 61 years, Rodolfo. Survivors: her children, Randolph, Lisa Herring and Michael; seven grandchildren; and one brother.

Michael R. Forman, ’57 (economics), of Los Angeles, January 29, at 83. He was board chair and CEO of Decurion Corp., the parent company of ArcLight Cinemas and Pacific Theatres. He served in trustee and leadership roles with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, American Film Institute, Motion Picture Pioneers, Variety—The Children’s Charity, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Shaare Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem and the Weizmann Institute. Survivors: his wife, Malsi; children, Christopher, MBA ’89, Thomas and Suzanne, ’85; four grandchildren; and one sister.

Roland Wayne “Ron” Perkins, ’57, of Bakersfield, Calif., January 19, at 83. He was a member of Theta Delta Chi. He worked in real estate and construction as a home builder, and earned his pilot’s license so he could visit work sites. He collected old Mercedes Benz diesels and found adventure in sailing, skiing, fly-fishing and mountain climbing. He taught all of his children and grandchildren to drive, well before they turned the legal limit. Survivors: his wife of 62 years, Marilyn; children, Nance McKinley, Linda Scofield, Ronald and Randy; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one sister.

Jack Walter “Sandy” Smock Jr., ’59 (history), MBA ’61, of Duarte, Calif., January 12, at 81. He was a member of Chi Psi. He spent his career with Scudder, Stevens & Clark and later with Salomon Brothers. In 1991, he embraced sobriety and found his way to the Church of Our Saviour in San Gabriel, where he held leadership positions on the vestry and as senior warden. He was dedicated to promoting peace with justice in the Holy Land and encouraging interfaith dialogue at home and abroad. He was made a canon of the Episcopal diocese of Los Angeles in recognition of his service. Survivors: his wife of 60 years, Sue (Godfrey, ’60, MA ’61); daughters, Molly Lihani, ’87, and Kate Lacy; four grandchildren; and two siblings.

Monica Schrade Weil, ’59 (political science), of Wonderland Park, Calif., January 4, at 81. She was on the tennis team. She met her future husband after a Vietnam War protest in Golden Gate Park, and her work for social and economic justice led her to earn a law degree. She practiced family law and was on staff at the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law, where she trained attorneys representing clients on a pro-bono basis. Her love of opera spanned the decades between her first job after graduation as an assistant to the director of the San Francisco Opera to her service as a board member and president of the Opera League of Los Angeles. Survivors: her husband, Paul Schrade; and brother.


Charles Martin Osborn, ’60 (Spanish), of Atwater, Calif., November 30, at 80. He was a member of Delta Chi. He earned a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins, then taught Spanish for more than 35 years, principally at Merced High School. He enjoyed leading student tours to Mexico and Europe, golf and cooking, and was a member of local Masonic and Elks lodges. Survivors: his wife of 58 years, Joy; sons, Jeffrey, Matthew and David; two grandsons; and a great-grandson.

Edward Gunther Shirley, ’60 (political science), of Pacific Palisades, January 2, at 80. He earned a law degree from UC-Berkeley. He spent his career as a real estate attorney, first as general counsel for Macco Corp., then in private practice and as a partner with DeCastro West & Chodorow and with Cox Castle & Nicholson. He had a passion for dancing and sports, bringing his children, and later his grandchildren, on ski trips and to watch the Dodgers. Survivors: his wife of 25 years, Hélène Legendre; his former wife, Heidi; children, Kirsten Ellis, Jay, Ted, Andrew, Kate and Peter; 14 grandchildren; and one brother.

Jane Steig Parsons, ’61 (history), PhD ’70 (education), of Austin, Texas, January 5, at 80, of natural causes. She played in the orchestra. She was a lifelong learner, artist, civil rights activist and supporter of diversity. She discovered a passion for photography and worked as a professional photographer for many years. She created art through words and imagery, publishing poetry and exhibiting her photographs and artwork. She was also a musician and member of Sigma Alpha Iota. Survivors: her children, Kali and Vince; and four grandchildren.

Michael Warner Hathaway, ’63 (Russian/East European studies), of Oakland, January 2, at 77, of natural causes. He was on the crew team. After starting graduate school at Harvard and holding fellowships in Berlin and Prague, his opposition to the Vietnam War shifted his focus toward political activism. He joined the campaign staff for Eugene McCarthy’s presidential bid in 1968, worked at the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions and then a visit to the Greek island of Hydra turned into an extended sojourn restoring a 400-year-old house. Returning to California, he co-founded the Santa Barbara News & Review and, turning toward environmental activism, co-founded Earth Island Institute. Last year, he published his memoir, The Possible Happiness of Life. Survivors include his brother.

William Randall “Randy” Ireson, ’66 (English), of Salem, Ore., October 24, 2017, at 72, of pancreatic cancer. As an undergraduate, he was a member of the Stanford Band and the soccer team, and volunteered for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. He assisted with rural agricultural development in Laos with International Voluntary Services, then earned a PhD from Cornell. He taught sociology at Willamette U. while working in agricultural development with the American Friends Service Committee and other organizations in Laos, Pakistan and North Korea. He was also a pilot and regional safety officer for the Oregon wing of the Civil Air Patrol. Survivors: his wife, Sharon Schooley; children, Megan Ireson-Janke, ’97, and Bryhn; three grandchildren; and his brother, Rob, ’68.

Arne Torsen Folkedal, ’67 (electrical engineering), of Palo Alto, January 28, at 73. He was photo editor for the Stanford Daily. During his career, he specialized in dance photography, and his images of Martha Graham are included in the collection at the Library of Congress. He was predeceased by his brother Tor, ’57. Survivors: his brother Anders.


Caryn Kirby Coulter, ’78 (economics), MBA ’85, of Sierra Madre, Calif., December 6, at 62. She played in the Stanford Band. She spent her career in management consulting and executive search with McKinsey and then Lehman Brothers in New York City. Survivors: her mother, Rita; and two sisters.

Turk Leroy Schonert, ’79 (political science), of Seneca, S.C., January 17, at 62, after a cardiac event. He quarterbacked the football team and was NCAA passing champion his senior year. As a pro, he played eight seasons for the Cincinnati Bengals and a ninth season for the Atlanta Falcons and appeared in two Super Bowls. Retiring as a player in 1989, he worked as a quarterbacks coach for five NFL teams, including the Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers and New York Giants, and later coached in the Unified Football League and the Canadian Football League. Survivors: his wife, Beth Telek Leslie; children, Stephen, Jake, Camery and Hayden; grandson; his mother, Ruth; and two siblings.


Shanna Christine Brokken, ’85 (geology), of Pullman, Wash., November 29, at 55, of cancer. She worked briefly for the geology department library and then struck out for Alaska. There, she was a payroll officer on the Exxon Valdez oil spill cleanup effort and a secretary for the Anchorage water utility, and she taught high school science for a time. Survivors: her sons, Iliff and Robert; father and stepmother, Ray and Donna; and two siblings.

Timothy Richard Webb, ’88 (materials science and engineering), of Portland, Ore., November 29, at 52, of complications from hereditary liver disease. He was a member of the Stanford Band and married a fellow member of the symphony orchestra. He held numerous patents relating to the design and manufacture of semiconductor and electronics capital equipment using plasma etching. He held senior engineering and managerial roles at Lam Research and Applied Materials in Silicon Valley and led a division of Electro Scientific Industries in Portland. A talented trombone player, he was active in Portland’s big band scene and a frequent sub with the Beaverton Symphony Orchestra. Survivors: his wife of 20 years, Sarah (Brody, ’89); children, Spencer, Samantha and Phoebe; father, Steve; and three siblings.


Darius Christopher Brooks, ’92, MS ’93 (civil engineering), MBA ’99, of San Francisco, December 21, at 48. He was a member of Sigma Chi. He worked in finance for Credit Suisse/CSFB, Thomas H. Lee, Fox Paine and TPG Growth. As an entrepreneur, he worked on b2b leasing, North Dakota oil and gas, and cryptocurrency. Survivors: his wife, Karin (Aberg, ’97); children, Amelia, Elin and Erik; parents, David and Wendy (Goepel, MA ’63); and two brothers.

Arin James Trook, ’92 (feminist studies), of Aspen, Colo., January 21, at 48, in an avalanche. At Stanford, he performed with the symphony orchestra and the Improvisors and went on to earn a master’s degree in education from UC-Berkeley. He was a naturalist and veteran outdoor educator whose work allowed his family to live in India, Yosemite and the Sahara. During his career, he worked with Outward Bound, the National Park Service and at Lesley U. Education director of the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies since 2013, he was in charge of the organization’s environmental science education programs and worked at elementary and middle schools in Colorado’s Roaring Fork Valley. He was also a yoga instructor who created and taught the country’s first nature-based yoga teacher-training program. Survivors: his wife; two children; mother; and two siblings.


Ryan David Wirtz, ’03 (political science and international relations), of London, December 16, at 37, after a short illness. As a student, he researched macroeconomic policy at the U. of Cape Town and studied at Stanford in Berlin, experiences that shaped his global orientation and passion for democracy and justice. After graduation, he was awarded a Krupp Internship in Berlin. He spent five years in the Foreign Service, first in Berlin and later in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and was a two-time recipient of the State Department’s Meritorious Honor Award. He was co-president in 2007 and served on the board of Stanford Pride. After earning an MBA from the U. of Chicago in 2011, he moved to London to work as a management consultant at A.T. Kearney and then as vice president of global group strategy at Barclays. Survivors include his mother, Judith Hennessey.


Joseph Rosener Jr., MBA ’51, of Newport Beach, Calif., December 12, at 95. He piloted a B-25 for the Army Air Force during World War II and pursued his love of flying throughout his life. He was CEO of various companies in Orange County and a lifelong student of science, aeronautics and music. For his nonprofit work helping at-risk children, he was recognized with a Community Leaders Award from the Orange County Human Relations Commission. Survivors: his wife of 67 years, Judy; children, Lynn, ’74, MA ’77, Doug and Janet; and four grandchildren.

Thomas S. Maddock, MBA ’57, of Newport Beach, Calif., February 3, at 89, of natural causes. He was a rear admiral and commander of the Reserve Naval Construction Force (Seabees), retiring after 33 years of active and reserve duty with two Legion of Merit Medals, the Meritorious Service Medal and the Navy Commendation Medal. In the field of civil engineering, he was president and CEO and later chair of Boyle Engineering. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering and an honorary member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He also enjoyed playing tennis and hiking in the Sierras. He was predeceased by his daughter Victoria. Survivors: his wife, Caroline; daughter Kimberly Clark; and granddaughter.

Robert Lee Swan, MBA ’60, of San Jose, April 20, 2018, at 83, of complications related to Alzheimer’s disease. He served in the Army and spent his career as an accountant and budget coordinator for Boeing, Lockheed, Watkins Johnson and Westinghouse. He had a passion for church music and choir and enjoyed reading, hiking, dancing and following the news. He was predeceased by his first wife, Virginia. Survivors: his second wife, Dorothy; children, Mark, Katherine Stoner and Stuart, ’86; stepchildren, Randy Larson, Mark Larson and Lauri Larson; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandson; and two siblings.

Lewis John Shuster, MBA ’81, of Encinitas, Calif., December 13, at 63, of pancreatic cancer. A graduate of Swarthmore College, he spent more than three decades as an executive in the life sciences field. He founded Shuster Capital in 2002 to put his experience to work as an adviser and board member for public and private life science companies and to invest in promising start-ups. He was a wine aficionado who loved classical music, hiking in the national parks and pie. Survivors: his wife of 25 years, Kate; daughter, Anna; stepson, Trevor; parents, Duane and Irene; and brother.


Keith Alan Acheson, EdD ’64, of Eugene, Ore., April 21, 2017, at 92. He served in the Army during World War II. As a doctoral student, he helped to pioneer the development of microteaching, a teacher training technique currently practiced worldwide. He was a professor of education at the U. of Oregon, where he spurred the development of the use of computers in education. He also spoke as a lay reader at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Eugene. He was predeceased by his son Brian. Survivors: his wife of 66 years, Nancy; children Bruce, Brent, ’85, and Betsy; and two grandchildren.


Otway O’Meara Pardee, PhD ’48 (electrical engineering), of Statesville, N.C., December 4, at 98, of respiratory failure. He served in the Navy during World War II. His career at Syracuse U. advanced along with the use of computers: He started by teaching mathematics, then directed the academic computer center and finally was professor of computer and information science. He enjoyed playing bridge, camping and traveling, and he was an active member of the AAUP. He was predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Lynn (Lowrie, ’45); and daughter Irene Degl’Innocenti, ’74, MS ’74. Survivors: his daughters Loraine Watt and Suzanne; and
two granddaughters.

Benton Bejach, Gr. ’50 (electrical engineering), of Tustin, Calif., December 14, at 95, after a long illness. He served on the Navy destroyer USS Larson during World War II. His career took him to Texas, but he returned to California for positions with Del Mar Engineering, 3M, Borg Warner and Emerson Electric. In retirement, he consulted, traveled and served as a grand jury foreman. He enjoyed music, travel, genealogy, the beach and skiing. He was also a vestryman and senior warden for St. Paul’s Church in Tustin. Survivors: his wife of 69 years, Wanlyn (Berry, ’47); sons, Jeffery and Michael; six grandchildren; one great-grandson; and his sister.

Donald Bryan Jacobs, MS ’53 (mechanical engineering), of Vashon Island, Wash., November 24, at 89, of congestive heart failure. He was an officer in the Air Force during the Korean War. His career achievements constitute a list of highlights from the golden age of the space program. He was among the founders of TRW, worked on the Atlas and Mercury programs, then switched to Boeing and worked on the Saturn V as chief of flight technology. He was mission director for Apollo 8. He returned to Stanford for further graduate education and to teach aerospace engineering for a year. In retirement, he enjoyed climbing mountains and boating. Survivors: his wife of 62 years, Mary; children, Dan, Cindy Phillips, Laura Johnson, Peter, Mike and Tina; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one brother.

Alfred Richard Pagan, MS ’55 (civil engineering), of Hackensack, N.J., January 8, at 90. He served in the Army as an NCO during the Korean War. He worked for the U.S. Weather Service, as a county engineer and as a consulting engineer specializing in drainage and hydrology. In retirement, playing bridge replaced engineering as his primary pastime. Survivors: his wife, Julia; children, Elizabeth, Michael and Steven; and three grandchildren.

Bernard Gene Huth, MS ’64, PhD ’67 (electrical engineering), of San Jose, December 30, at 77. He worked for several Silicon Valley companies, including IBM, Laserscope, SpectraPhysics and Quantum Corporation, from which he retired as chief technical officer. During his retirement in Florida, he was a board member of the Brandon Amateur Radio Society and selected as Ham of the Year three times. At his Presbyterian church, he was a ruling elder, treasurer and president of the corporation, served on the presbytery of the local synod and sang in the choir. Survivors: his wife of 55 years, Betty; children, Stephen, Catherine Thompson and Kevin; two grandchildren; and sister.

Pat Wayne McLaughlin, MS ’68 (electrical engineering), of Petaluma, Calif., December 27, at 76, of stroke complications. He was vice president of engineering at Teledyne Microwave and co-founder of Radian Technology. Survivors: his wife, Debby; daughters, Kate, Susan Gitlin, ’87, and Cristin Hackel; three grandchildren; and one sister.

Morris Vaughan Johnson Jr., MS ’87 (computer science), of San Francisco, December 26, at 62, of natural causes. He spent his early career as a lead developer for several artificial intelligence start-ups. After teaching in Germany and publishing on AI, he began his own consulting business. Later he became lead developer of Audacity, the highly popular free and open-source digital audio software, which combined his interest in computer science with his passion for music, especially jazz. He played keyboard at numerous venues over the past 20 years, including performances with his own Vaughan Johnson Trio. Survivors include his brother.

Humanities and Sciences

Harry E. Powers, MA ’53 (art), of San Jose, December 3, at 91. He was a painter, sculptor, photographer and mixed-media artist and taught at San Jose State U. for 30 years. His art, which was shown in the United States, Europe and Australia, drew on influences as diverse as history, cosmology, geology, Renaissance architecture and indigenous cultures. His work was joyous, a visual celebration of the best of the human experience. Survivors: his wife, Lynn; and children, Murray and Kiki.

Pat Shubert Robertson, MA ’71 (English), of Playa Vista, Calif., January 28, at 81. She taught high school English and journalism in Palos Verdes, then had a second career in advertising with leading agencies, including William Esty, J. Walter Thompson and Saatchi & Saatchi Team One. She also managed a family business, Cheyenne Holdings. Survivors: her children, Mark, Brooke Richter and Brent; and eight grandchildren.

Klaus Galda, PhD ’76 (philosophy), of Eugene, Ore., December 7, at 75, of natural causes. Born in East Prussia, he grew up in Montana and received a Fulbright scholarship to study in Hamburg, Germany. After completing his doctorate, he began a career in radio education at Stanford’s Institute for Mathematical Studies in the Social Sciences. He directed radio education projects in Nicaragua and Costa Rica and consulted on numerous projects to improve education, especially in rural areas, in nearly 30 countries of Central and South America, Asia, Africa and the Pacific. In retirement, he continued to teach and give lectures in Mexico and at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the U. of Oregon. Survivors: his partner, Josefina Arroyo; and sister.


Charles Edward “Bud” Jones, JD ’62, of Phoenix, December 20, at 83, of complications from a brain aneurysm. During his legal career, he clerked on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, worked for an Arizona law firm and the French consulate general in San Francisco, taught law as an adjunct professor at Arizona State U. and was chief justice of the Arizona Supreme Court. He also led his local ward and regional stake organization for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. After having served as a missionary in France as a young man, he returned to direct proselytizing efforts in Paris in 1990. He later directed the church’s temple in Mesa, Ariz., and served as the church’s representative at the United Nations. Survivors: his wife of 60 years, Ann; children, Elizabeth Adams, Ruth Todd, Charles, David, Melissa Darby, Rebecca Young and Catherine Faust; 31 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren.

Mary Katherine “Kathy” Kelley, Gr. ’76, of Monrovia, Calif., January 20, at 76. She practiced law in Los Altos, served on the board of the San Jose chapter of the YWCA and led the Villa Nueva project to provide housing for indigent women and children. She traveled extensively, from the Middle East to Africa, China and South America, and had a deep knowledge of Shakespeare, ancient civilizations, and the Bible, the Koran and other important texts. Survivors: her former husband, Jonathan; daughter, Sarah; granddaughter; and two siblings.


Stanley A. Clark Jr., MD ’46, of Ventura, Calif., November 19, at 97. He served as a captain in the Army Medical Corps during World War II. He practiced orthopedic medicine in Stockton and pioneered advances in hand surgery. As a volunteer with Orthopaedics Overseas, he performed surgery and taught surgical techniques in Malawi, India and St. Lucia. In retirement, he continued to volunteer at the Ventura County Medical Center Orthopedic Clinic. He also enjoyed scuba diving, duck hunting, skiing and golf. He was predeceased by his wife of 68 years, Carolyn (Shively, ’46). Survivors: his children, Kathryn Zwers, ’72, Christina Meyers, Douglas and Gordon, ’75; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Donald Jay Sass, MD ’64, of Parker, Colo., December 19, at 84, of acute myeloid leukemia. He served as a naval officer and physician for 20 years. He researched aerospace and undersea medicine, and was honored in 1974 with an Eric Liljencrantz Award from the Aerospace Medical Association. He was chief of anesthesiology at Oakland Naval Hospital and then at Kaiser Permanente. He loved Wagnerian opera, design and architecture, photography, craft beer and model airplanes. He also restored more than 20 vintage Jaguars, Porsches and MGs. Survivors: his wife of 40 years, Eleanor; children, David, Christin Cross and Elizabeth; four grandchildren; and two sisters.