Obituaries - September 2019


Ralph S. Greco, of Stanford, March 31, at 76, of prostate cancer. He was the Johnson & Johnson Professor of Surgery, chief of general surgery and director of the general surgery residency program. He started his medical career as an Army staff surgeon and a member of the Rutgers medical faculty. His research on biomaterials led to his co-authoring more than 100 articles. At Stanford, he developed a new curriculum to promote the work-life balance of surgical residents. He traveled frequently to work at the Hôpital Albert Schweitzer in Haiti, where he also established a rotation for medical students. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education awarded him its highest honor in 2012. He was also an enthusiastic sculptor. Survivors: his wife of 28 years, Irene Wapnir; children, Ilana, Eric and Justin; and brother.

John D. Krumboltz, of Stanford, May 4, at 90. He was professor of education and psychology and co-director of the program in counseling psychology. He had earlier been an Air Force research scientist and taught at Michigan State. He published a number of books on broadly influential topics, including the significance of happenstance and the role of career counseling. He was awarded the American Psychological Association’s Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Knowledge and the Leona Tyler Award for advances in counseling psychology. He also helped found the H.B. McDaniel Foundation, which supports educational counseling, and he supervised the Stanford Institute for Behavioral Counseling, which serves the surrounding community. Survivors: his wife, Betty; children, Ann, ’78, Jennifer Krumboltz Somerville, ’83, Shauna Nance and Scott Foster; two grandsons; and two siblings.

Roy H. Maffly, of Palo Alto, April 15, at 91, after a brief illness. In the School of Medicine, he was a professor and an associate dean for student affairs. He was drafted into the Army as an undergraduate and later served in the U.S. Naval Reserve Medical Corps. His research focused on the passage of sodium and potassium through cell walls. He helped establish a minority admissions committee to diversify the medical school’s enrollment and co-founded the division of nephrology. He was the first medical faculty member to receive the Walter J. Gores Award for excellence in teaching. In retirement, he studied history and music at Foothill College. He was predeceased by his son, Robert. Survivors: his wife of 67 years, Marilyn; daughters, Laurie Maffly-Kipp and Nancy; and three grandsons.

Richard H. Pantell, PhD ’54 (electrical engineering), of San Mateo, March 26, at 91. He was a professor of electrical engineering and director of the Ginzton Laboratory. He pursued research in diverse areas, including passive networks, microwave technology, X-ray imaging, lasers, nonlinear optics and quantum electronics. He published dozens of articles as well as textbooks on quantum electronics and environmental modeling. He also promoted liberal causes and pursued intellectual interests in cosmology, biology, history and literature. He especially enjoyed tennis, which he taught to children in East Palo Alto. He was predeceased by his wife of 43 years, Leona (Siff, ’53, LLB ’56). Survivors: his partner of 18 years, Carol Bergman; and daughters, Susan and Laurie.


Leon Louie Lafaille, ’40 (education), MA ’51 (physical education), of Modesto, Calif., May 21, at 101. He was a member of the basketball team and Sigma Chi and, after graduation, served in the Army Air Corps. He coached high school basketball in Houston and Monterey, Calif., and then at Modesto Junior College, where he remained as a teacher and administrator until retirement. He enjoyed travel, especially to Europe and to attend the Olympics and other sporting events. He was predeceased by his first wife, of 46 years, Carol, and second wife, of 12 years, Eileen. Survivors: his wife of 17 years, Patricia; children, Marie Lowery, Gary and Dale; stepchildren, Nancy Oesau and John Oesau; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Anne Cochran Klein, ’46 (history), of La Jolla, Calif., April 3, at 94. She worked on airplane engines at the Mack Avenue plant in Detroit from 1943 to 1945 as one of the original Rosie the Riveters. She and her husband, a foreign service officer, were married in Helsinki in 1953 during his first tour in Moscow. Following his retirement in 1975, she worked at the seminary and Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton U. She also volunteered at a youth correctional facility and suicide prevention center. In 1990, she was awarded a master’s degree in psychology from Rider U. She moved to La Jolla in 1988, where she volunteered at the public library and Darlington House and was a docent at the art museum. She was predeceased by her husband, David, two sons and sister. Survivors: four children; and four grandchildren.

Lita Warner Heller, ’47 (social science/social thought), of Los Angeles, April 10, at 92, after a long illness. She was a patron of the arts and supporter of charitable causes in two cities. In Los Angeles, she supported The Thalians, The Music Center and Reiss-Davis Child Study Center. She helped bring ballet and modern dance to Aspen, Colo., and was a founder of the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet. She was also the owner of a gift shop and an avid horse rider. She was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Morton. Survivors: her children, Samuel Hiatt, Michael Hiatt and Vicki Ann Hiatt; stepchildren, Robin Moss and Richard Heller; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Ann Stuart Orloff, ’47 (basic medical sciences), MD ’50, of La Jolla, Calif., April 17, at 93, of complications of tricuspid regurgitation. She was a member of Alpha Phi. After her internship and residency in San Francisco and New York, she worked at the Army hospital’s pediatrics clinic in Stuttgart, Germany. After raising her family in Philadelphia, Denver, Los Angeles and La Jolla, she returned to medical practice and joined the faculty at UC-San Diego. She retired at 78 as a clinical professor emeritus of radiology. She was a tireless educator who loved her field but was most passionate about connecting with patients. She was predeceased by her husband of 65 years, Marshall. Survivors: her children, Mark, Bruce, Eric, Susan, Lisa, ’82, and Karen; and 11 grandchildren.

Louis Sloss Jr., ’47 (economics), MBA ’49, of Forestville, Calif., April 6, at 96. He served in the Army during World War II. At Stanford, he played on the rugby team. Over the course of his career, he managed several small businesses in the Palo Alto area. As a student, he was influenced by professor Harry Rathbun’s teachings on a meaningful life, which led him to participate in the Sequoia Seminar, lead human potential groups and help found the Venture Retreat Center. He was also a founding member of Thomas Creek Ranch, an intentional community in Sonoma County. He enjoyed traveling to France, backpacking, fly-fishing and the San Francisco Symphony. Survivors: his wife, Jean Elsa; children, Karen, Elizabeth, Louis III, Jeff and Tony; and eight grandchildren, including Mattie Sloss, ’09.

David Gilbert Davidson, ’49, MS ’50 (mechanical engineering), of Lincoln, Calif., April 3, at 94. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi and played on the basketball team. He enjoyed a successful career in the petroleum industry. Survivors: his children, Susan Wharton, John, Nancy Witt and Richard; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Lee W. Hand, ’49 (economics), of Novato, Calif., May 31, at 91. He served as a pilot in the Air Force during the Korean War. He spent his career in the insurance industry with Safeco and Fireman’s Fund. He enjoyed travel and reading and was an avid fan of the Giants and 49ers. He was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Donna. Survivors: his sons, Paul and Greg; three grandsons; and sister, Marilyn Hand Logan, ’53.


Alfred Anthony Aya Jr., ’50 (philosophy), of Cannon Beach, Ore., December 21, 2018, at 94. He was a member of the Camera Club and ASSU. He served in the Army during World War II and continued in the Army Reserve, retiring at the rank of major. After a civilian career as a researcher and statistician for Pacific Telephone & Telegraph in San Francisco, he retired to Cannon Beach. While serving in local government there, he developed the first community warning system for tsunamis in the United States. He was recognized by NOAA for his contributions to guarding coastlines. Survivors: his sister; and many nephews and nieces.

Lawrence Conrad Hoff, ’50 (economics),of Raleigh, N.C., February 17, at 90, of cancer. He was co-captain of the track team and a member of Phi Gamma Delta and the student executive council. He spent his career with the Upjohn Co., from which he retired in 1990 as president and COO. He served as chair of the National Pharmaceutical Council and the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association and in other leadership positions, both in industry and in the community of Kalamazoo, Mich. He especially enjoyed travel and together with his wife visited 82 countries. He was predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Jacquie (Goodyear, ’51). Survivors: his children, Cathy Cantor, Fred, ’82, and Lisa, ’84; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

John D. “Jack” Weeden, ’50 (social science/social thought), of San Francisco, March 7, at 91. He was an All-American swimmer and a member of Zeta Psi. He spent much of his career at the family brokerage firm before getting involved with Instinet, one of the first successful computer-based stock exchanges, retiring as vice president. He was predeceased by his life partner of 45 years, David Davies. Survivors: his brothers, Alan, ’47, and Donald, ’51.

Edwin V. Askey Jr., ’51 (economics), MBA ’55, of Erie, Pa., April 14, at 89, of natural causes. He was a member of the club volleyball team and Phi Kappa Sigma. He served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War. During his career, he held various positions in the hydraulics and fluid power industry, including vice president of international marketing for Snap-Tite. His last role was setting up North American distribution for Wandfluh, a Swiss firm, from which he retired in 2015. He especially enjoyed being a proud parent at his children’s sporting events and musical productions. Survivors: his wife of 64 years, Lynn; children, Vince, Karen, ’81, and Lynda; six grandchildren, including Cameron, ’22; and brother.

David Scott Kirbach, ’52 (economics), JD ’58, of Walnut Creek, Calif., March 26, at 88. He was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma. After serving in the Navy and returning to Stanford for a law degree, he joined the firm of Walker, Wright, Tyler and Ward, specializing in mergers and acquisitions. He later entered private practice on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. He was an avid pilot of single and multi-engine airplanes. In retirement, he bought and restored an 18th century adobe in Alamos, Mexico, and opened it for tours to raise money for scholarships for Mexican students. Survivors: his wife, Barbara (Knight, ’58); children, Madeline Liddicoat, ’84, and Lee; and six grandchildren.

Helen May Butts Matulich, ’52 (history), MA ’53 (education), of Paicines, Calif., July 14, 2018, at 88. She was a teacher, counselor, and dean of women and vice principal at schools in Salinas and Hollister, Calif. She was a leader and board member for many professional and cultural organizations, including the Farm Bureau, California CattleWomen, California Wool Growers, California Women for Agriculture, Native Daughters of the Golden West and the Stanford Buck/Cardinal Club. She was a devoted Giants and Cardinal fan, but her great passion was the family ranch where she was raised and where she returned after retirement. She was predeceased by her husband, Nick. Survivors: her daughters, Mary Hansen and Elizabeth Hunter; and four grandchildren.

Donald Mitchell Wilson, ’52 (geography), MBA ’56, of Fowler, Calif., January 8, at 88. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War. At Stanford, he was a member of Alpha Delta Phi and the crew team. After working in industry and financial analysis, he shifted to teaching business. He taught first at Hartnell College and then at Sheldon Jackson College in Sitka, Alaska, where he later served as business manager and vice president. He returned to California to take over the family farm in Fowler, where he was also president and director of the Farm Bureau. He was predeceased by his wife, Marilyn, and son Kirk. Survivors: his sons Russ and Andrew; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandson. 

Lee Delatour Corbin, ’53 (psychology), of Oro Valley, Ariz., January 1, at 87, of prostate cancer. He served in the Army during the Korean War and was a member of Theta Chi. He founded and for 40 years led The Huntington Group, a commercial property management firm in Sacramento. In retirement, he served two terms as mayor of Yachats, Ore. He also became a skilled “junk art” welder and created pieces that were sold in a local gallery. Survivors: his wife of 21 years, Laila; daughters, Michelle Glover and Sheri Rutledge; and grandson.

Lawrence Arthur “Larry” Broeren, ’54 (mechanical engineering), of Roseville, Calif., April 8, at 86, of cardiac arrest while on a birding trip in Bhutan. He was a captain in the Air Force. As a student, he was a member of the track team, ROTC and Sigma Chi. After earning an MBA from UC-Berkeley, he worked in the paper industry. After 20 years with Crown Zellerbach, he worked as a corporate consultant for Simons Eastern. His favorite hobbies were birding and traveling, especially in Africa, and he had reached around 5,000 birds from all continents on his lifetime list. He was also a daily runner and served on church, civic and educational boards. He was predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Carolyn. Survivors: his children, Sandra and Rob; two grandchildren; and sister.

Clarke Allan “Spot” Nelson, ’54 (history), of Jackson Hole, Wyo., March 31, at 86. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi and played rugby and baseball. He served in the Army and earned an MBA from Harvard. He rose to senior vice president at the Carnation Company and later acquired and was president of Landmark Genetics. He served his communities as a board member for the Boy Scouts, Future Farmers of America, Whitman College, Stanford Athletics, Georgetown U., Teton Science School, St. Johns Medical Center and the National Museum of Wildlife Art. In retirement, he enjoyed fishing, hunting and developing the Teton Pines Country Club. He was predeceased by his wife of 45 years, Betty (Ruble Stuart, ’55). Survivors: his children, Lyn Attaway, Chuck, ’79, David, ’80, and Kent; 11 grandchildren, including Brian, ’12, David, ’14, and Bud, ’21; and brother.

John Richard Northrup “Dick” Walker, ’54 (civil engineering), MBA ’60, of Palo Alto, December 19, 2018, at 86. He was a member of Delta Chi and the swim team. He served as a pilot in the Air Force for three years. After returning to Palo Alto for business school, he remained there as a stockbroker for over 35 years. He enjoyed hiking in the Sierras, sailing on San Francisco Bay and traveling the world with his wife. He was predeceased by his son Chuck. Survivors: his wife of 64 years, Wanda (Herrington, ’54); children Ken and Wendy; and two grandsons.

Garry C. Wride, ’54 (economics), of Los Altos, March 16, at 86. He was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma. After graduation, he served in the Army, playing on the basketball team at Ford Ord, and later earned an MBA from Pepperdine. He spent his career with Philco Ford Aerospace/SSL. He was an avid traveler, sailor and fan of Stanford basketball. Survivors: his wife, Nancy; children, Michael, Karen and Wendy; and five grandchildren.

Kenneth A. Friedman, ’55 (economics), of Custer, S.D., November 28, 2018, at 85. He served in the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. He was licensed on single- and multi-engine aircraft and owned several airplanes, including a high performance aircraft. He also enjoyed golf and cooking. Survivors: his wife, Mary; and children, Kirk, Jennifer Nee, Bryan and Marty.

Peter Taylor Hoss, ’55 (undeclared), JD ’58, of Monterey, Calif., November 29, 2018, at 84. He wrote for the Chaparral. He practiced law in Salinas, Calif., with Noland, Hamerly, Etienne and Hoss. He had an abiding passion for justice and for Yosemite, where he was born (at the Lewis Memorial Hospital). He served on the board of directors of the The Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite National Park. Survivors include his sons, Martino and Vincent.

Frank Maycumber Schwartz, ’55 (industrial engineering), of Palo Alto, April 14, at 85, of cancer. He played rugby and football and was a member of Beta Theta Pi and ROTC. He served in the Navy on the USS Orleck and earned an MBA from Harvard. After working for Food Machinery Corp., he began a career in financial planning. He enjoyed gardening, hiking, fishing, family trips to Lake Tahoe, the Kiwanis Club, cheering for Stanford football and joining friends for Bible study and fellowship at Menlo Church. Survivors: his children, Linda Schwartz Reed, ’87, and Greg; four grandchildren, including Kelsey Reed, ’20; and sister, Marilyn Schwartz Brown, ’50.

R.D. Aikins, ’56 (English), of Green Bay, Wis., November 6, 2018, at 83. He sang in the choir and served for many years as the Class of ’56 correspondent. He worked in advertising at Foote, Cone & Belding, Clinton E. Frank and Allen & Dorward before opening his own agency. His happiest times were spending time with his family at Crescent Lake in Oregon or Black Oak Lake in Wisconsin. Survivors: his wife of 58 years, Dorothy; children, Fred, Ruthie and Rob; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Henry Gillespie Hayes IV, ’56 (sociology), of Carmichael, Calif., March 5, at 84. He was a member of Alpha Sigma Phi. He served as a Marine combat field artillery officer in Lebanon. He was a partner and business manager of Capital Safe & Lock Service. He served his community by volunteering for the River City Food Bank for 18 years and with the Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society for 23 years. He enjoyed camping, travel, and collecting and restoring old cars, and he was a lifelong student of history. Survivors: his wife of 57 years, Margo; children, Stephen and Marjorie; and four grandchildren.

Richard Allen Meister, ’56, MA ’57 (communication), of San Francisco, April 10, at 86. He was a member of Sigma Delta Chi and served in the Army. He focused on labor issues during his career as a reporter for United Press, Associated Press and the San Jose Mercury News and as labor editor of the San Francisco Chronicle. His freelance work appeared in top national outlets, and he also taught journalism at San Francisco State U. He was one of the first to report on Cesar Chavez and the farm workers’ movement, and he also published a book on the history of farm labor. He was predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Geraldine (Smith, ’57).

Sandra Simons Young, ’56 (nursing), of Napier, New Zealand, March 22, at 84, of leukemia. She raised her children on the Stanford campus while her husband coached baseball. Later moves brought her to Alaska and Canada. She earned a degree in art history from Notre Dame de Namur U. and later worked at the hospital and library in Incline Village, Nev., near Lake Tahoe. She loved the Sierras and Echo Lakes and served her communities with Meals on Wheels, reading to the blind and helping children suffering from trauma. Survivors: her husband, Ray, ’56, MA ’64; daughter, Stephanie; three grandchildren; and brother.

Peter Hamilton Hahn, ’57, MS ’59 (geology), of Salt Lake City, January 7, at 84, of melanoma. He spent his career as an exploration geologist, primarily in Nevada with an emphasis on copper, gold and tungsten, but also in Argentina and Chile. He was an avid fan of steam trains and supported the Geological Society of Nevada, Historical Mining Association and the Historic Reno Preservation Society. Survivors: his wife, Sandra; daughter, Margie Sadero; and five stepchildren.

Carol Jean Hodge March, ’57 (history), MA ’58 (education), of Los Altos Hills, March 3, at 83. She played violin in the symphony orchestra. She taught eighth-grade English and social studies and assisted in her husband’s business for 56 years. She played with the Nova Vista Symphony for 35 years and with the California Pops Orchestra for 20 years and passed her love of music to her children. She was a volunteer Brownie and Girl Scout leader and enjoyed tending her rose garden and researching family history. She received a lifetime achievement award for her work with the California-Oregon Trails Association. Survivors: her husband of 61 years, Hugh, ’57, MBA ’60; children, George and Karen; and two grandchildren.

Bruno P. Morelli, ’57 (political science), of San Francisco, June 8, at 83, of cancer. He was a member of Navy ROTC. After his military service, he earned a master’s degree in French and taught Romance languages and political science for 37 years at Wilson and Lowell High Schools. His volunteer efforts in retirement were directed toward serving the homeless and preserving local art. Survivors: his wife of 47 years, Mary; children, Peter, ’97, Paul, Michael, Maria-Elena Roner and Sylvia Vitousek; and seven grandchildren.

Edward Earl Olde, ’57 (history), of Denver, March 17, at 82, of heart failure. He earned a JD from UC-Berkeley, and his legal career focused on elder law. His life was a testament to advances in heart medicine. A series of experimental surgeries made it possible for him to survive into adulthood despite a congenital heart condition, to lead a full life and then to enjoy old age. He was predeceased by his first wife, Judy. Survivors: his second wife, Joann; sons, Denton, Dustin and Darin; six grandchildren; and brother.

Charles W. “Chuck” Reynolds, ’57 (history), of Corvallis, Ore., May 24, at 83. He was a member of Alpha Sigma Phi, played in the symphony orchestra and chaired the Model United Nations of 1957 that involved 60 colleges. After graduation, he spent a year in Geneva on a Rotary Fellowship. During his career in the Foreign Service, he earned master’s degrees from the U. of Colorado and the U. of Washington and taught political science at the Air Force Academy. His career brought him and his family to Ecuador, Panama, Uruguay and Afghanistan. His last assignment was directing Dari language broadcasts for the Voice of America. Survivors: his daughters, Lisa Lawson, Holly Gallant and Julie Huffman; and brother.

Richard Starks Rich, ’58 (electrical engineering), of Friday Harbor, Wash., April 12, at 83, of cancer. He was the son and grandson of Stanford professors and served in the Air Force after graduation. During his career as an inventor at Sylvania and the Stanford STAR lab, he specialized in sensor technology. His innovations found use in satellites, linear accelerators and shop doors. He was also a gifted jazz guitarist and played often in the San Juan Jazz Quintet. He was predeceased by his wife of 61 years, Susan (Warren, ’59). Survivors: his children, Robert, ’85, and Robin Weber; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

George Marston Beardsley, ’59 (physics), of La Jolla, Calif., February 4, at 81, of cancer. He was on the crew team. He worked at SLAC for three years, then earned his PhD from the U. of North Carolina. After further research at Sandia Labs and Brandeis U., he led the physics department at Millsaps College and conducted research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He later worked on missile defense for Photon Research in San Diego for more than 20 years. He was a leader in preservation and education efforts at Torrey Pines State Reserve. He was also an avid supporter of Stanford sports and alumni events. Survivors: his wife, Connie; daughters, Megan, ’89, Sarah Merrifield and Emily Lepore; and six grandchildren.


Charles Blair “Chuck” Atcheson, ’61 (political science), of Portland, Ore., April 30, at 80, of cerebrovascular disease. He rowed crew and was among the first students to participate in Stanford in Germany. He earned degrees in education and speech and drama from the U. of Wisconsin and a PhD from the U. of Washington. As an Episcopal priest, he served numerous parishes in the Seattle area, the Diocese of El Camino Real and the Convocation of American Churches in Europe, retiring from All Saints Episcopal Parish in Waterloo, Belgium, in 1998. He traveled widely and pursued opportunities for interfaith work. Survivors: his wife, Barbara; sons, David and Paul; and granddaughter.

Madeline Louise DeKlotz-Hewitson, ’61 (English), MA ’62 (education), of Alamo, Calif., May 16, at 79, of Alzheimer’s disease. She was on the swim team and later taught high school English at Campolindo High School in Moraga, Calif., and at her alma mater, Las Lomas High School in Walnut Creek, Calif. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed attending theater, symphony and ballet performances and visiting art museums. Survivors: her husband, Edward; son, Matthew; and three grandchildren.

Marjorie Jean Seashore, ’65 (psychology), MA ’66, PhD ’68 (sociology), of San Francisco, April 9, at 76, after an extended illness. She spent her academic career at San Francisco State U. and engaged in cross-disciplinary, collaborative research on child psychology. She was a leading figure in establishing many SF State institutions, including the Public Research Institute, the Department of Public Administration, the Department of Child and Adolescent Development and the Marian Wright Edelman Institute. In retirement, she contributed as a leader to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. She traveled widely and was an avid supporter of the arts. Survivors include her two nieces.

Mark David Dalrymple, ’67 (biological sciences and geology), of Los Altos, March 22, at 73, of cancer. At Stanford, he worked as an audio engineer at KZSU and, after serving in the Navy, he returned to campus to work for the music department, Memorial Church, and the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics. He loved using his skills to bring music to audiences and he enjoyed working with music groups, most recently the African American Composers Initiative. Other interests included growing fruit in his home orchard, conservation, Southwestern and Northwestern Native American art and steam trains. Survivors: his wife, Julie (Wells, ’67); and sister.

David Allan Koch, ’68 (humanities), of Bellingham, Wash., May 12, at 73. He earned an MD from the U. of Washington and practiced psychiatry for nearly 40 years in Whatcom County, Wash. An all-around athlete in his youth, he loved sharing his passion for downhill skiing, hiking and canoeing. He also enjoyed bird watching, photography, travel and Scrabble. His other interests included architecture, classical and folk music, Japanese garden design and social justice. Survivors: his partner of 16 years, Nancy Quigg; children, Tana, Caitlin, Eryn and Morgan; and two grandchildren.

Robert Denton Cavigli, ’69, MA ’71 (architecture), of Sea Ranch, Calif., July 1, 2018, at 71, of pancreatic cancer. He was a member of Delta Upsilon. His 30-year career as a leader of two architecture firms focused on science and technology. He loved trekking the world, immersing himself in local cultures and engaging in outdoor activities, but at heart he was an eclipse chaser, traveling the world to witness the wonder of total solar eclipses. He was also a fan of the Giants, 49ers, Stanford football and opera. He was predeceased by his daughter, Alison. Survivors: his life partner, Linda Knudsen; former wife, Shirley Anderson; son, Marc; and three siblings, including Paul.


Irvin Arthur Busse III, ’70 (social science/social thought), of Ross, Calif., December 3, 2018, at 70, of prostate cancer. As a student, he co-founded the Palo Alto chapter of Students for a Democratic Society and was actively involved in the antiwar April Third Movement. He worked as a community organizer and later became an architect and builder. He was the founder of Busse Building in Oakland and was also an accomplished writer. Survivors: his sons, Brian and Eric; and sister.

Todd Marshall Peterson, ’71 (psychology), of Etna, Calif., December 11, 2018, at 69, of injuries sustained in a car accident. He was a rugby player, a pole vaulter on the track team and a member of Zeta Psi, and he spent a semester in Vienna. He earned a JD from the U. of Michigan and practiced law for 28 years in Chico, Calif., and 16 years in Etna. He especially enjoyed fly-fishing and camping with his children. Survivors: his wife of 44 years, Patricia; children, Megan, ’99, Kyle, Christian and Tyler; eight grandchildren; brother, Thomas, ’73; and sister, Taylor Peterson Vanderlip, ’80.

Jeffery Anne Tatum, ’72 (English), of Petaluma, Calif., May 26, at 69, of cancer. She was on the gymnastics team. After graduation she joined the Farm & Wilderness community in Vermont as a camp counselor and ultimately served as a member of its board of trustees. She earned a law degree from UC-Davis and was eventually named a partner at Adams, Duque & Hazeltine. Returning to the Bay Area, she became general counsel of Chips and Technologies, helping to guide its merger with Intel, and later worked in private practice. She loved horseback riding under redwoods, gardening and CrossFit and was a loyal attendee of the Cowboy Poetry Festival in Elko, Nev. Survivors: her stepchildren, Kate Jenkins and Dave Phillips; and five siblings.

Robert Chambers “Bob” Hoppin, ’73 (industrial engineering), of Chapel Hill, N.C., April 27, at 74, in a vehicular accident. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and the Stanford Band. His work as an analyst and software developer included positions at the Stanford Research Institute and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. In retirement, he pursued a BFA in painting and drawing from the U. of Akron and was an exhibiting member of the Cary Gallery of Artists. Survivors: his wife, Cheryl Elman; sons, Michael and Christopher; stepchildren, Joshua Rusenko and Rayna Rusenko; granddaughter; and two sisters.


Connie Louise Burkett, ’81 (mechanical engineering), of Phoenix, May 23, at 59, of cancer. She spent her engineering career with several aerospace companies, including Boeing. Survivors: her parents, Jeri and David; and two siblings.

Gregory Dean Shizuo Fukutomi, ’83 (philosophy/religious studies), of New York City, April 22, at 57. He earned an MBA from Columbia U., then embarked on careers in financial services and diplomacy. He held senior positions with Moody’s Investor Services, Alliance Bernstein and AIG Private Bank. In his career with the State Department, he was the U.S. consul in Istanbul and served as special assistant to Deputy Secretary Strobe Talbott and Secretary Madeleine Albright. His love of art, culture and philosophy focused especially on his Japanese heritage. He practiced Kendo and Kyudo and was an avid equestrian. He was also a board member of the Stanford U. Alumni Club of New York. Survivors: his wife of 27 years, Phoebe Barnard; son, Harrison; father, Roy; and stepmother, Melissa.


Robert P. Lee, MBA ’41, of Walnut Creek, Calif., January 1, at 101, of congestive heart failure. He served in the Naval Supply Corps during World War II. He later worked as an executive for Coop Food Stores, Allied Grocers and United Grocers, and he taught personnel management at UC-Berkeley. He was an active Rotarian and loved animals and Stanford. He was predeceased by his wife, Ann. Survivors: his daughters, Christine and Catherine; and granddaughter.

Andrew B. Offenhiser, MBA ’55, of Freeport, Ill., November 19, 2018, at 92. He served in the Navy during World War II. He graduated from Colby College and was a member of Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Freeport. He was predeceased by his wife. Survivors: his daughter, Nancy; and sister.

Robert Fronke, MBA ’59, of Seal Beach, Calif., April 29, at 92. He was an officer in the Navy for 24 years and retired at the rank of commander. He then worked for 18 years as a CPA and city auditor in Long Beach, Calif. In retirement, he taught accounting and finance at the Pepperdine MBA program and developed pension planning software. He enjoyed painting, was an active Rotarian and a devout member of St. Hedwig’s parish and served his community as a board member of the St. Mary Foundation and Gold Star Manor. He was predeceased by his son Michael. Survivors: his wife of 67 years, Martha; children Alan, Mark, Janice Fronk McRae and Matthew; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Roy Henry Carey Jr., Gr. ’60, of Carlsbad, N.M., April 28, at 89, of complications resulting from a broken hip. He served as an officer in the Navy. His pursuit of an MBA was cut short when his father died and he returned home to run the family oil business. He became an active member of the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce. In retirement, he served on the county planning and zoning commission. He was a life member of the Elks and Lions Clubs and senior warden of Grace Episcopal Church, where he was also the organist for more than 50 years and helped revise the diocese hymnal. He was predeceased by a granddaughter. Survivors: his wife of 57 years, Barbara (Bowman, ’60, MA ’62); children, Hank, Julia Arendell and Martha; and four grandchildren.

Rodney Dale Vanderhoof, MBA ’63, of Fredericksburg, Va., April 8, at 87. He served in the Air Force for 20 years and then embarked on a career as a stockbroker. He was an avid writer and published many poems and short stories. He was predeceased by his wife, Joan. Survivors: his children, Andrew, Barbara Lemanski, Becky Christensen and Catherine Winters; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.


Theresa R. Perez, PhD ’80, of Fresno, Calif., January 13, at 85, of ALS. She was chair of the department of curriculum, teaching and educational technology at CSU-Fresno, and led the school of education at the U. of North Carolina-Charlotte. Throughout her career, she focused on bilingual education, gender and equity in the classroom and social justice in her communities. She was the author of numerous scholarly articles and was the National Hispanic Scholarship Fund Woman of the Year and the California Association of Mexican Educators Teacher of the Year. She was predeceased by her daughter Rebecca Ford. Survivors: her husband of 66 years, Manuel; children Sandra, Andrea Perez-Lemus, Tim, Sallie Perez Saiz, Raquel and Tino; 15 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and sister.


Marcus Henry Cohen Jr., MS ’65 (electrical engineering), of Los Altos, February 28, at 76, of heart failure. He earned an MBA from Santa Clara U. At Watkins-Johnson, he helped develop guidance and telemetry systems used in the Apollo 11, Viking 1, Pioneer and Voyager missions. He later worked on satellite technology at Space Systems Loral. He was awarded the Silver Beaver for his service to the Boy Scouts. He enjoyed hiking, rock climbing, camping and leading Scout bicycle trips in Alaska. In 1978, he and his friends began making wine as “Chateau Garage” and went on to win county and state ribbons. Survivors: his wife of 48 years, Doreen; sons, David and Jacob; three grandchildren; and sister.

Linda Olga Teijelo Smith, MS ’65 (computer science), of Coral Gables, Fla., May 14, at 76. She earned a second master’s degree at the U. of Miami and worked for 20 years there as a senior research associate of marine and atmospheric science. She supported local history through the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Society of the Founders of the City of New Orleans and the Historic New Orleans Collection. She supported arts and cultural organizations, including the Florida Grand Opera and the Miami Bach Society. Survivors include her cousin.


Herbert Kay, MA ’53, PhD ’57 (communication), of West Caldwell, N.J., April 24, at 89. He was executive director of the Center for Applied Psychology and president of his own communications and psychometrics research firm. He developed tests for hiring stockbrokers and did audience analysis for the major television networks. He pursued hobbies in microscopic and deep sky photography, and he and his wife traveled the world chasing eclipses. Survivors: his wife of 60 years, Gioia Kay.

Marion Jeter Bentley, MA ’57 (speech and drama), of Provo, Utah, June 8, at 90. He served in the Air Force. He earned a PhD from the U. of Utah and pursued additional theater training in London. He brought London theater and Broadway musicals to southern Utah’s Dixie State U., where he led the English department and division of fine arts. He then taught at Rutgers, but returned to Utah to redesign the general education program at Brigham Young U. During his academic career, he led more than 55 theater productions and brought student groups on numerous international tours. He also held congregational and regional leadership positions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was predeceased by his son Shawn. Survivors: his wife, DeAnna; sons Jared, Derek, Justin, Christopher and Richard; and 13 grandchildren.

Barnes Riznik, PhD ’60 (history), of Cape Cod, Mass., April 29, at 87. He served in the Air Force. He developed and applied his expertise in museum management and historic preservation at Old Sturbridge Village, the Cahoon Museum of American Art in Massachusetts and the Waioli Mission House and Grove Farm Homestead museums in Hawaii. He trained graduate students in courses he taught at the U. of Connecticut and Boston U., to members of museum staff and as part of an NEH-supported internship program. He also supported efforts to create affordable housing and protect the environment and culture of Hawaii. Survivors: his wife of more than 55 years, Helen Corry.

Lawrence Taylor “Larry” Kocher, MA ’64 (history), of Windsor, Calif., March 16, at 82, of Parkinson’s disease. He earned a master’s degree in education from Harvard, then taught history and government for 34 years in Redwood City. He furthered his training in history through a Fulbright scholarship in India. In retirement, he was a docent at the immigration station on Angel Island and at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. He was also a master gardener, drove for Meals on Wheels and was a member of the first class of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Sonoma State U. He was predeceased by his son Sean. Survivors: his wife, Patricia; son Brett; and sister.


Gentry Lloyd Rowsey, LLB ’66, of Berkeley, February 16, at 77. He was a Forest Service claims inspector in San Francisco and on Mare Island. He wrote on politics and the arts and loved music, road trips, golf and his guitar. Survivors: his son, Daniel; two grandchildren; and sister.

Don Alan Hernandez, JD ’86, of Altadena, Calif., May 2, at 57, in a cycling accident. He worked at McKenna, Conner and Cuneo and then at White & Case and Fried before founding his own firm. Most recently he was a managing partner at Zuber Lawler & Del Duca. He was a board member of the Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice and held leadership roles with the American Bar Association. He enjoyed coaching children’s sports, hiking, long-distance bicycle rides and running marathons. He was a Presbyterian elder and active in men’s church groups. In passing, he saved the lives of three people through organ donation. Survivors: his fiancée, Linda Watson; former wife, Kathryn Christie, ’85, MS ’86; their children, Kristen and Stephen; his father, Boniface; and two sisters.


Tim A. Lukaszewski, MD ’74, of Berkeley, May 4, at 71, of pancreatic cancer. He practiced both psychiatry and primary care medicine for more than 40 years. He was a staff psychiatrist and later medical director at Asian Community Mental Health and assistant medical director at La Clinica de la Raza in Oakland. He pursued numerous talents and interests, including earning a master’s degree in horticulture from UC-Davis, creating a public database of plants native to California and editing a publication about early 20th century pottery. He was an accomplished pianist and singer and enjoyed drawing, etching and making woodblock prints. Survivors: his husband of 38 years, Paul Preston; and two siblings.

Gregory John Adamson, MD ’88, of Peoria, Ill., June 11, at 58. He was an orthopedic surgeon in Peoria for more than 20 years and was recently president of the Peoria Medical Society as well as a member of the county board. He earned an MBA from the U. of Michigan in 2015. He traveled to Haiti in 2010 to aid earthquake victims and regularly volunteered his services to provide free medical care to the Peoria community. Survivors: his wife of 26 years, Michelle (Rodriguez, ’89); children, Hannah, Clayton, Lily and Sarah; father, Robert; and two siblings.

Kristy Lee Richards, PhD ’97 (genetics), MD ’01, of New York City, March 30, at 50, of breast cancer. She was on the medical faculty at the U. of North Carolina and then associate professor of biomedical sciences at Cornell. She studied lymphoma in dogs in order to find new ways to treat cancer in humans. A faculty fellow at the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, she was the author of nearly 60 research publications and held leadership and active professional roles with the Cornell Veterinary Biobank, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the American Society of Hematology and the American Association for Cancer Research. Survivors: her parents, Dennis and Nancy; and two siblings.