Obituaries - September 2020


Chitra Dinakar, of Stanford, March 27, at 54, of cancer. She founded Stanford Health Care’s first adult allergy, asthma and immunodeficiency clinic. She co-authored more than 100 scientific papers and was the 2020 winner of the President’s Award from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. She also loved literature and performing Indian classical dance. Survivors: her husband of 28 years, Deendayal Dinakarpandian, an associate professor of medicine at Stanford; her sons, Akshay, ’19, and Bhavish; parents, Padmanabha and Jagadha Kameswaran; and two siblings.

James Donald Meindl, of Greensboro, Ga., June 7, at 87, of dementia. He was the John M. Fluke Professor of Electrical Engineering, emeritus, and co-founder of the Center for Integrated Systems. As the author of more than 600 papers, he helped develop the integrated circuits on which the world runs today. In his later career, he was provost of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and founding director of a research institute at Georgia Tech. Survivors: his wife, Frederica; children, Candace Fleming, ’94, and Peter, ’92, MS ’93, PhD, ’07; and brother.


Mary Wand Means, ’40 (English), of Cupertino, Calif., April 30, at 101. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi. She volunteered for the Committee for Art at Stanford, worked in the Art Bookstore and traveled extensively on Stanford trips. As an avid reader and devotee of all things French, she sought to embrace change with intellectual curiosity and an interest in big events while looking for small ways to be happy. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles, ’36, son, David, and daughter Carolyn. Survivors: her daughter Mary Lee Means Ray, ’75; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Edna Margaret Folsom de Larios, ’41 (speech and drama), MA ’53 (education), of South San Francisco, April 28, at 100. She was a teacher, counselor, drama coach, dean of girls and assistant principal at South San Francisco High School, and later the first principal of Westborough Junior High School. She served her community through numerous history and service organizations, including Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts of America, the South San Francisco Women’s Club and PEO. She was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, José, ’48, JD ’53. Survivors: her children, Boyd, ’65, Francisca Hansen and Joseph; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

James E. “Jim” Kent, ’41 (basic medical sciences), MD ’44, of San Francisco, October 24, at 99. He served in the Navy Medical Corps during World War II and the Korean War. He established his practice and opened the first pulmonary lab at Stanford Hospital in San Francisco. In retirement, he enjoyed spending time in England and at Lido Isle in Newport Beach, Calif. He was predeceased by his wife of 76 years, Renée (Hahlo, ’43). Survivors: his daughters, Nina Young, Simone and Lisa; five grandchildren; and great-granddaughter.

Renée Joan Hahlo Kent, ’43 (English), of San Francisco, March 19, 2019, at 97. She met her future husband at a freshman assigned paired dance—after he switched assignments to assure they would be paired up. She was a volunteer at San Francisco Suicide Prevention for many years, both on the phone line and as a trainer of new volunteers. Her husband, James, ’41, MD ’44, passed away seven months after her. Survivors: her daughters, Nina Young, Simone and Lisa; five grandchildren; and great-granddaughter.

Thomas Benton Catron III, ’44 (political science), JD ’50, of Santa Fe, N.M., May 1, at 98. He was a member of Delta Chi and served in the Army during World War II. During his 67 years with the family law firm, he helped found the Santa Fe Opera and the Museum of New Mexico Foundation. In 2012, he was honored with the Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. He was predeceased by his son Stephen. Survivors: his wife of 74 years, June (Ellis, ’44); children, Fletcher, ’69, and Peggy; four grandchildren, including Thomas F. Catron, ’99; and two great-grandsons.

Stanley Alvin Steinberg, ’44 (biological sciences), MD ’47, of San Francisco, April 8, at 96, after a long illness. As an Army medical officer in Japan, he was involved with the Nishimui Artists of Okinawa. After a psychiatry residency at Mt. Zion Hospital, he researched art and psychoanalysis. He was a teacher, supervisor and analyst at the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute, where he co-led seminars on art and psychoanalysis. Survivors: his children, Anne Fedoroff and Paul; two granddaughters; and former spouse, Mariana Steinberg.

Gloria Virginia Olivi Sweatt, ’44 (speech and drama), of San Mateo, Calif., March 22, at 98, of congestive heart failure. She worked in the family paper business and at NBC in San Francisco. She served her community in many ways, including as PTA president and in teaching and leadership roles for the San Mateo County Historical Association. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert, and son Robert Jeffrey. Survivors: her children, Virginia Franzi and Greg; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Eleanor Eaton Faye, ’45 (biological sciences), MD ’50, of New York City, January 7, at 96. She reshaped the field of ophthalmology as an attending ophthalmic surgeon and as the founder and medical director of the Lighthouse Guild. She was the author of numerous books, articles, and textbooks on visual impairment and helped to overcome disciplinary barriers between optometry and ophthalmology. Her contributions were recognized by two merit awards from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Distinguished Service Award from the American Optometric Association. Survivors: two sisters.

Gilbert Alan Reese, ’46 (biological sciences), of Palo Alto, April 22, at 94. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. During his Navy service, he earned his MD and specialized in ophthalmology. He established a private practice in Sacramento, where he supported the Blind Center and local schools. He was also president of the California Association of Ophthalmology and an instructor at the UC Davis School of Medicine. Survivors: his wife, Margaret; children, Jeanne Krener, Carol Reese Orton, ’78, Paul and Douglas, ’83; eight grandchildren, including Sara Orton, ’16; two great-granddaughters; and brother Donald, ’47, MBA ’49.

Pauline Frances Smith Leavitt, ’47 (education), of Napa, Calif., April 26, at 95. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. After raising her children in the East Bay, she began building the hilltop ranch in Napa, surrounded by vineyards, that would become her home for more than 40 years. It became a site for entertaining friends, celebrating family events, hosting business associates, and supporting volunteer and service organizations, with leaves of absence for world travel and golf outings. She was predeceased by her husband of 64 years, Dana. Survivors: her children, Margaret, ’75, and Jonathan; four grandchildren, including Charles Lilly, ’09, and Laura Lilly, ’12, MS ’13; and one great-grandson.

John Elmer Loomis, ’47 (undergraduate law), JD ’49, of Portland, Ore., May 27, at 96. He was awarded the French Legion of Honor for his Army service during World War II. After working as a deputy district attorney and lawyer in Fresno, Calif., he helped found the San Joaquin College of Law, where he was a dean and professor of contract law for more than a decade and member of the board of trustees for 45 years. He was predeceased by his wife, Sue (Henderson, ’45). Survivors: his children, John, ’73, and Laurie Loomis Dunn, ’76.

Nancy Helen Ames Petersen, ’47 (history), of San Diego, May 22, at 94. After volunteering for several years with the Red Cross at a Navy hospital in San Diego, she began working at the Timken Art Gallery, assumed the directorship in 1980 and transformed it into today’s Timken Museum of Art. She was predeceased by her son John. Survivors: her son James; and two grandchildren.

Gloria Beth Rubin Willard, ’47 (French), of Los Angeles, March 26, at 94, of heart failure. She earned a master’s degree from UCLA and worked there as the water resources librarian for 20 years. She was also a fan of opera, beaches and the Dodgers. Survivors: her sons, Douglas, ’72, Andrew, ’74, and Matthew, ’77, MS ’78, MA ’82, PhD ’83; five grandchildren, including Diana, ’09; and two great-granddaughters.

Frank William Blaisdell, ’48 (basic medical sciences), MD ’52, of San Francisco, April 18, at 92. He was a member of Theta Xi and served as a Navy medical officer during the Korean War. He was chief of surgery at San Francisco hospitals before becoming chair of the surgery department at UC Davis. He published more than 300 papers and chapters as well as a series of textbooks on treating traumatic injuries. He was predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Marilyn (Janeck, ’49, MA ’50). Survivors: his children, Sally, Sue, Rich, Carol, ’80, Bob and Molly; 14 grandchildren, including Kathryn Murray, ’13, MA ’14, and Roslyn Murray, ’15; five great-grandchildren; and sister.

Guyla Runyan Cashel, ’48 (political science), of Lafayette, Calif., June 3, at 93. She was student body vice president, played basketball and sang in a women’s trio at Ricky’s. Her diverse career included public administration, stock trading, developmental fund-raising and co-ownership of a travel agency. She was involved in her community through Stanford Associates and serving on the board of the John Muir Health Foundation. She was predeceased by her husband, John, ’48. Survivors: her children, Joan, ’76, Susan Cashel Jenks, ’79, James, ’83; and six grandchildren, including Kathryn Pyne, ’12.

Arthur Levinson, ’48 (economics), of San Diego, June 4, at 93. He was the track team manager, a Stanford Daily sports editor and a member of Phi Sigma Kappa. He founded the Weekend Exercise Company, maker of women’s athletic apparel, and was past president of the United Jewish Federation of San Diego. He was predeceased by his daughter, Lori Bolotin. Survivors: his wife of 65 years, Sandra; son, Michael, ’78, JD ’81; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Marcia Jane Schwalbe Fogel, ’49 (history), of Thousand Oaks, Calif., May 15, at 93, after a brief illness. In Oakland, she was president of the Lincoln Child Center, Stanford Women’s Club and Oakland Ballet. She helped found the Bay City News Service in 1978 and served as its entertainment editor and performing arts critic. She held leadership roles in her retirement community but also found time to travel widely. She was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Dick, ’45. Survivors: her children, Vicki Mykles, Rich, ’76, and Jonathan; three grandchildren, including Rebecca Fogel, ’06; great-grandson; and sister.

Alexander Rados, ’49 (political science), MBA ’51, of Newport Beach, Calif., February 28, at 91. He was a member of Sigma Nu and the rugby team. After serving in the Army, he returned to California to support the family construction business, which he led from 1957 to 2000. He was broadly recognized for his professional and community service, and was a member of the Stanford Athletic Board and the Governor’s Advisory Council on Economic Development. He was awarded the Order of Saint Sava by the Serbian Orthodox Church for his service to Saint Steven’s Cathedral. Survivors: his wife of 63 years, Sandra; children, Sheryl Manos, ’86 and Steve; and four siblings, including Walter, ’61.


Robert Wilford Mannon, ’50 (petroleum engineering), of Santa Barbara, Calif., March 10, at 92. He served in the Navy during World War II. He was a member of the JV football team and Delta Kappa Epsilon. After earning an MS and PhD from USC, he spent his career in the oil and gas industry, which took him to Egypt, Montana, and Texas and then back to California. He was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy. Survivors: his children, Robert, Janice Coles, David and Mark; and 10 grandchildren.

George Howard “Andy” Anderson, ’51 (industrial engineering), of Hollister, Calif., April 26, at 91. He was a Stanford Daily sportswriter and baseball manager. After Navy service at the end of the Korean War, he worked in aerospace and later as sales manager of George Bassi Distributing. He served his community through the Boy Scouts, Rotary, Elks and by serving on the high school board of trustees. He ran at least one footrace in every California county. Survivors: his wife, Dawn; children, Sheri, ’76, Bruce, ’79, Doug and Kelli, ’84; and two grandchildren.

Loyd Andrew Kelly, ’51 (economics), MBA ’53, of Sacramento, Calif., April 12, at 90. He was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma. He served in the Navy after graduation, then began business as a stockbroker at Dean Witter. He retired as executive vice president at Morgan Stanley. He was active in the 2030 Club and Rotary and served as board president for the Sacramento Zoo. He was also an avid golfer and an accomplished snow- and water-skier. Survivors: his wife, June; sons, Michael and Douglas; three grandsons; and sister.

Donald Wayne Temby, ’51 (industrial engineering), of Oakland, February 3, at 92, of heart failure. He was a member of the freshman football team, Navy ROTC, and Men’s Council and president of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. After graduation he served in the Navy and earned his MBA from Simon Fraser U. He spent his career with Crown Zellerbach. He enjoyed skiing, fly-fishing and captaining a 32-foot sailboat. He was predeceased by his son Christopher. Survivors: his wife, Joyce (Graybiel, ’51); and children Claudia, ’76, Ellen and Paul.

John Homer Ward, ’51 (political science), of Sedro Woolley, Wash., April 26, 2019, at 90, of leukemia. He was president of Theta Xi. After earning his LLB from the U. of Washington, he served with the Judge Advocate General in LaRochelle, France. He practiced law until 2003. He was an avid sportsman and especially loved fishing for salmon at the family cabin on Orcas Island. He was predeceased by his first wife, Alice (Johnson, ’52); second wife, Joyce Goss; and son Eric, ’86. Survivors: his children, Nancy Ward Kenney, ’76, Jeanne Earnest and Jefferson; four grandchildren; and sister, Barbara Ward Thompson, ’47.

James Augustus “Jim” Affleck, ’52 (biological sciences), MD ’56, of Sacramento, Calif. He began his medical career at Sacramento Medical Clinic. He later founded the Planned Parenthood Association of Sacramento and served as chair of the Norcal Mutual Insurance Co. and president of the Children’s Receiving Home. He enjoyed playing the accordion and piano and traveling to sites of biological significance like the Amazon and the Galapagos Islands. Survivors: his wife of 67 years, Dona (Adams, ’51); children, Augustus, Adrienne Mintz and Nila Henneman; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Kim Breiten Alexander, ’52 (education), of Los Altos, Calif., March 12, at 89. She worked as a journalist for the San Mateo Times and later was engaged in volunteer work. She was a lover of animals, supported animal rescue organizations and instilled her love of animals in her children. She was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, John, ’51, MA ’52. Survivors: her children, Jody and John; and grandson.

Worth D. Blaney, ’52 (economics), MBA ’56, of Palm Springs, Calif., January 16, at 89. He was a member of Delta Upsilon and the swim team. He served in the Army in the Korean War, then returned to Stanford for his MBA. He helped develop Sharon Heights in Menlo Park. Later, he helped found the Senior Olympics. He was an avid trekker, hiker, summiter of mountain peaks and volunteer at the Living Desert Zoo in Palm Desert, Calif. Survivors: his former wife, Barbara Hart Phillips, ’52; children, Susan, Sandra, Sharyn, Steve and Scott; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Arthur Joseph Lempert, ’52 (undergraduate law), LLB ’52, of San Mateo, Calif., March 29, at 90, of pulmonary fibrosis. After graduation he served in the Air Force legal corps. He spent his civilian legal career with Layman and Lempert in San Francisco, where he specialized in tax and natural resource law and promoted civil rights. He also enjoyed gardening, camping, skiing, bicycling and collecting books. Survivors: his wife of 65 years, Sue (Goodstein, ’52); children, Robert, ’80, Ted, JD ’86, and Liz, ’90; and six grandchildren, including Ella Norman, ’24.

David Andrew Workman, ’52 (history), LLB ’55, of Los Angeles, March 23, at 89. After three years of active duty as a Marine, he remained in the Marine Corps Reserve and retired at the rank of colonel. His legal career included private practice, service as a deputy city attorney, and 25 years as a municipal and superior court judge. He enjoyed swimming and cycling, pursuing interests in art, antiques and classical music, and spending time in Pacific Grove on Monterey Bay. Survivors: his nieces and nephews.

Barbara Adair Southard Case, ’53 (art), of Hanford, Calif., October 30, 2016, at 85. She managed four local women’s clothing stores. She enjoyed singing in the church choir and being an active member of the Hanford arts community. In community theater productions, she specialized in comedic roles, such as Madame Arcati in Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert, ’52, MBA ’54. Survivors: her daughters, Christie Case Randolph, ’78, Robin Armstrong, Dana Case and Anna Michaels; and seven grandchildren.

Margaret Louise “Peggy” Heuer, ’53, of San Francisco, March 10, at 88. Her career spanned 40 years in the financial services industry, beginning as a stockbroker with Reynolds Securities and retiring as associate vice president with Morgan Stanley. In her free time, she loved discovering new restaurants and rooting for the 49ers. 

Sheila Heyden Moss Hopkins, ’53 (economics), of Rock Hill, S.C., January 22, at 88, of Alzheimer’s disease. She played golf and was business manager for KZSU. She was an accountant, real estate broker, residential builder and, as a stockbroker, the youngest woman registered with the New York and American stock exchanges at the time. In amateur golf, she won more than 30 tournaments in California. She was predeceased by her husband, Jay. Survivors: her children, Elizabeth Fackelman and Jeffrey; six grandchildren; stepdaughters, Nancy and Glenyss; six stepgrandchildren; and 11 step-great-granchildren.

Leonard Levon Kaprielian, ’53 (geography), of Sausalito, Calif., March 18, at 88, of Parkinson’s disease. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta and the football team. He realized his dream of owning his own restaurant in 1963 when he opened the Jolly Friars pub in San Francisco, which he operated until 1984. He served his community through the chamber of commerce and Sausalito Arts Festival, and he was honored with the Volunteer of the Year and Spirit of Marin awards. Survivors: his wife of 49 years, Agnes.

Phyllis June Silver Levin, ’53 (social science/social thought), of San Francisco, March 24, at 88. After graduate study at Radcliffe and earning her JD from UC Berkeley, she practiced law at Littler before pausing to raise her family. She served as school board president in Los Altos, Calif., before resuming her legal career. In retirement, she enjoyed skiing and traveling. She was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Hal. Survivors: her children, Alan, MS ’85, and Adrienne; and grandson.

William B. Stevenson, ’53 (petroleum engineering), MBA ’63, of Lafayette, Calif., March 27, at 89. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta and the basketball team. His business degree shifted his career path from the oil industry in Venezuela to banking in the East Bay, but he retained his love for international travel. He was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, June. Survivors: his children, Beth and Billy; and companion and travel partner, Bente Darley.

Oskar Weiskopf, ’53 (political science), of Munich, March 14, at 91, of cancer. He was a member of Alpha Delta Phi. As one of the first employees of the Werner Kupsch travel company (today Studiosus), he specialized in educational and art history travel and tourism. He was part of the management team until 1995. Survivors: his wife, Margit; and children, Monika and Klaus.

Robert L. Wilcox, ’53 (civil engineering), of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, December 28, at 88. He played in the marching band. After an MS from MIT, he embarked on a career in environmental engineering. He was on the staff of the National Commission on Water Quality and was called on to testify before Congress. He was predeceased by his wife of 66 years, Nancy. Survivors: his children, Craig, Cynthia and Cathy; two granddaughters; and sister, Janis Wilcox Christiansen, ’58, MA ’60.

Donald Morrison Ham, ’54 (general engineering), MBA ’59, of Reno, Nev., March 18, at 87. He was a member of Theta Delta Chi. He served as a pilot in the Air Force, then used his MBA as a springboard to a business management career in France in Sens and Monte Carlo. He later relocated to the Lake Tahoe area to enjoy water and downhill skiing. His first wife, Barbara Abt Morley, ’55, died shortly after him. Survivors: his second wife, Joelle Goyens de Heusch; children, Karen Simmons, Richard, Peter and Steven; and eight grandchildren.

Amir Houshang “Harry” Hemmat, ’54 (chemistry), of Bellevue, Wash., March 17, at 87, from pancreatic cancer. He played on the soccer team. He earned his pharmacy degree from the U. of Washington and then opened and operated his own drugstore. In retirement, he enjoyed gardening and world travel. Survivors: his wife of 59 years, Selma; sons, Steven, Bruce and Jeffrey; and eight grandchildren.

William Faulkner Black, ’55 (geography), of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., December 11, at 86, of congestive heart failure. He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega. After service as an Air Force pilot, he had careers in real estate and banking, and he helped shape the city of San Diego in numerous board roles. As a protocol officer for the State Department and California Gov. Pete Wilson, he helped avert problems before they could turn into diplomatic incidents. Survivors: his children, Kathleen, Alexandra Narasin and Charles; five grandchildren; his companion, Mary Jennings; and first wife, Katherine Price.

Thomas Barr Mickley, ’55 (mechanical engineering), of Bellevue, Wash., March 12, at 86. He was a member of Navy ROTC. He served in the Marine Corps and later worked for Boeing for 26 years. He enjoyed sculpting in metal and volunteering for the First Congregational Church. Survivors: his wife of 58 years, Carol; children, Paul and Nancy; and two granddaughters.

Barbara Lee Abt Morley, ’55 (Latin American studies), of Grasse, France, April 2, at 86, of Lewy body dementia. She was on the cheerleading squad. After raising her family in France, she embarked on a career in interior design, first in London and then New York. She loved houses, art and beautiful things. She was predeceased by her former husband, Donald Ham, ’54, MBA ’59. Survivors: her children, Karen Simmons, Richard Ham and Peter Ham; and seven grandchildren.

Joel Rogosin, ’55 (speech and drama), of Woodland Hills, Calif., April 21, at 87, of COVID-19. His producing credits in the television industry include 77 Sunset Strip, The Virginian, Longstreet, Ironside, Knight Rider, Magnum P.I. and Jerry Lewis telethons. He worked to include Native and disabled actors in Hollywood productions and also taught writing at colleges, in prison outreach programs, through a Writers Guild of America diversity program and at the Performing Arts Theater for the Handicapped. Survivors: his wife of more than 65 years, Deborah; three daughters; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

John Timothy Terry, ’55 (history), of Rancho Mirage, Calif., October 20, at 85. He was a member of Delta Upsilon. He served in the Army in military intelligence and retired at the rank of colonel.

Helen Meredith Ellis Little, ’56, MA ’57, PhD ’67 (music), of Tucson, Ariz., May 15, at 86. She was a member of the symphony and the Alpine Club. In the ’60s, she was a pioneering female rock climber in Yosemite and a Fulbright scholar researching Baroque music in France. She published on Bach and was an accomplished harpsichord performer, then earned her JD from the U. of Arizona and practiced law for 17 years. She also helped found the Southside Community School in Tucson and, as a Quaker, served as Clerk of the Pima Monthly Meeting. Survivors: her former husband, John, ’62, PhD ’67; children, Christopher and Bernice; and sister.

James Jordan Woodhead, ’56 (Spanish), of Del Mar, Calif., June 2, at 85, of a cardiac event. He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega and Air Force ROTC. After his Air Force service, he had a career as a captain with PSA and US Airways. In retirement, he mastered the crafts of painting and woodworking. Survivors: his wife of 44 years, Judy; children, Kristin Grip, Jim, Ted Russell and Heidi Ward; and five grandchildren.

Richard Diebold Lee, ’57 (history), of San Francisco, February 14, at 84. He was manager of the Stanford Concert Series, wrote for the Stanford Daily and was president of the Young Democrats. With a JD from Yale and experience as deputy attorney general and partner at a Sacramento law firm, he joined the law faculty at Temple U. and was the first associate dean of the UC Davis Law School. He was also board chair of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. Survivors: his wife of 63 years, Patricia; children, Elizabeth, Deborah and David; three granddaughters; and three great-grandchildren.

Donald Murdock Taylor, ’57, of McCormick, S.C., May 1, at 85. He was a member of Chi Psi. He spent his career in finance management. He enjoyed golf and found peace in the outdoors, whether hiking the Appalachian Trail, canoeing in the Canadian wilderness or farming in West Virginia. He was predeceased by his wife, Lena. Survivors: his nieces and nephews.

Allen Reed Faurot, ’59 (history), of Reno. Nev., April 14, at 83. He was a member of Theta Xi and Navy ROTC and later served as a Navy operations officer in Japan. After earning a JD from the U. of Chicago, he worked as a lawyer in New York before taking a position with the Ford Foundation. He enjoyed sailboat racing and especially loved to teach. In retirement, he was a sailing instructor at the Naval Academy. Survivors: his companion, Joyce Fowler; former wife JoAnn Faurot; former wife Roberta Downing, ’59; children, Michelle, Eric, Catherine and Ryan; seven grandchildren; and two siblings.

Josephine “Reyn” Reynolds Spalding Voevodsky, ’59 (history), of Tucson, Ariz., May 19, at 82. To advance women’s equality, reproductive justice and environmental protection, she served on the boards of Planned Parenthood, The Haven and the Sonoran Desert Museum. As a supporter of the arts and history of Arizona, she served as hostess of the Silver & Turquoise Ball and supported the San Xavier Mission. She was predeceased by her husband, Peter. Survivors: her sons, Steven and Michael; three grandchildren; and two siblings.


Robert Tefft Jones, ’60 (political science), of Mesquite, Nev., December 27, at 81, of colon cancer. He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega. He earned a JD from Harvard and clerked in Los Angeles, but started his legal career in Belgium with Frank Boas. He later transferred to London and worked there for a series of firms until retiring from Bracher Rawlins in 2012. He was predeceased by his wife, Elvira. Survivors: his children, Nicholas and Benjamin.

Robert Karl Kingery, ’60 (mechanical engineering), of Littleton, Colo., April 16, at 81. He was a member of ROTC and the rifle team and served in the Army after graduation. In civilian life, he earned an MS at the U. of Colorado-Boulder and spent his career at Martin Marietta, including work on the Viking Mars lander. His favorite pastimes included choral singing, skiing, hiking, trap shooting, Rotary Club and cheering for Stanford football. Survivors: his wife, Mary Lou; children, Marnie Kingery Rocklin, ’91, Robert and Ronald; and seven grandchildren, including Ben Rocklin, ’20, and Maia Rocklin, ’22.

Nancy Kathryn Viets Merrill, ’61 (history), MA ’62 (education), of Long Beach, Calif., April 11, at 80. She was a Dollie. She was committed to children’s education, first as a teacher and then through numerous organizations, including Junior League, Assistance League, Tichenor Clinic, Long Beach Public Library Foundation and Long Beach Day Nursery. She especially enjoyed traveling and sailing. She was predeceased by her daughter, Kim Thompson, ’87. Survivors: her husband of 31 years, Chas, ’56; son, Brad; stepsons, Jeff, ’80, and Scott, ’82; two granddaughters; four stepgrandchildren; and brother.

Bryan Raymond Baarts, ’62 (electrical engineering), of San Mateo, Calif., March 30, at 81. He served in the Army at White Sands Missile Base in New Mexico, then enjoyed a 25-year career as an electrical engineer at PG&E. He also pursued interests in Chinese watercolor painting, Tai Chi, tennis and Ping-Pong and particularly enjoyed discovering the cultural richness of San Francisco. He was predeceased by his wife, Carol. Survivors: two siblings.

William Llewellyn Cover Jr., ’62 (political science), of La Quinta, Calif., March 18, at 80, of a heart attack. He served in the Marine Corps Reserves. He was a member of the freshman basketball squad and Sigma Chi. After 20 years as a branch and regional manager for IBM and Xerox, he formed a real estate development company with his brother. He was also a highly ranked tennis player with top finishes in regional and national tournaments. Survivors: his wife, Anne Greenberg Klein Cover, ’65; and two brothers.

Kenney Fintan Hegland, ’62 (political science), of Tucson, Ariz., May 30, of lung cancer. After earning a JD from UC Berkeley, he worked first for Rural Legal Services. He joined the law faculty at the U. of Arizona in 1970 and retired in 2008. He also produced videos for high school students, wrote on legal issues and authored two novels. Survivors: his wife of 38 years, Barbara Sattler; sons, Robert, Benjamin Sattler, Alex Lane and Caleb; three grandchildren; and sister.

Linda Joyce Liederman Robinson, ’62 (political science), of Falls Church, Va., May 11, at 79. She taught English in Madagascar and Zaire and was a copy editor for Foreign Policy magazine, but spent most of her career as director of the publications office for Development Alternatives Inc. In retirement she enjoyed sailing, art exhibits, opera, foreign travel, her book club and her Scrabble group. Survivors: her husband, Harlan, ’61; children, Wendy and Marc; two grandchildren; and brother.

Mary Ellen Campbell, ’63 (German studies), MA ’66 (education), of Mill Valley, Calif., April 29, at 79. She was a member of the tennis team. She continued to be involved with the sport as a member, board member, president and general manager of the Marin Tennis Club in San Rafael, Calif. In retirement, she built colorful and prize-winning birdhouses. Survivors: her partner of more than 50 years, Helen Harper; and two siblings.

Mary Gertrude “Molly” Molloy Linneman, ’63 (history), of Fresno, Calif., April 6, at 78. She worked as a juvenile probation officer and volunteered at Saint Agnes Medical Center for more than 40 years, including as president of the Saint Agnes Service Guild. She was an expert trainer of hunting dogs, avid hunter and devoted world traveler. She was predeceased by her husband of 33 years, Mike. Survivors: her son, Chris; stepchildren, Michael, Nancy DeNiz and Janie Freer; eight grandchildren; and sister, Sheila Molloy Gast, ’59.

Elizabeth Bonham Baskerville, ’64 (biological sciences), of Santa Cruz, Calif., December 24, at 77, of cancer. She earned an MD from USC and interned in Portland, Ore., then undertook a medical mission in Congo. After a pediatric residency in Los Angeles, she worked in private practice in Ontario, Ore., and Santa Cruz. She was also a master of heirloom sewing and Brazilian embroidery. Survivors: her sons, Matthew and David; and sister.

Marion Kathie McMurray Wanger Dietz, ’65 (communication), of Mountain View, February 6, at 76, of cancer. She raised her daughters in Burlingame, Calif., and was actively involved in Girl Scouts. She enjoyed theater, travel and following politics, and she found fulfillment in Christian worship. Survivors: her husband of 23 years, Peter; daughters, Brenda Wanger Rosé and Gretchen Wanger; and two sisters, including Julia McMurray Rovins, ’68.

Gregory Alvin Howell, ’65, MS ’73 (civil engineering), of Ketchum, Idaho, June 15, at 77. He was a member of the rugby team and Alpha Tau Omega. After Navy service in Vietnam and Thailand with the Civil Engineer Corps, he worked as a project engineer with his own consulting firm, taught civil engineering at the U. of New Mexico, and helped pioneer lean design and manufacturing principles in the construction industry. Survivors: his wife, Dana; daughter, Emily Howell Thomsen, ’03; three grandchildren; and brother.

Peter Wuntuh Lee, ’65 (sociology), of Menlo Park, May 31, at 77. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. He served in the Navy during the Vietnam War and was recalled from the reserves during Desert Storm. After earning an MS from Rensselaer, he worked in executive compensation at Bell Systems, the University of California president’s office and Catholic Healthcare West. Survivors: his wife of 55 years, Mea; children, Christina Vo and Maya Lee Watts, MBA ’08; four grandchildren; and two sisters.

David Walter Wheatley, ’65 (mathematics), of Cerritos, Calif., February 23, at 76, of cancer. He was a member of the marching band and the Axe Committee. After earning an MBA from UC Berkeley, he worked in banking for more than 50 years, focused primarily on lending and loan consulting. He was an avid reader, enjoyed participating in Sons in Retirement and was a passionate golfer who played more than 500 courses. Survivors: his wife, Janet; and children, Bryce, Malinda Browning, Christopher and Eric.

Judith Robinson “Judy” Sterling Plunkett, ’66 (art), MA ’67 (education), of Pasadena, Calif., March 8, at 75. In addition to teaching, she gave extensive volunteer service through The Junior League and organizations dedicated to child and adolescent health. Her service work led eventually to positions as executive director of the California Arboretum Foundation and director of the society of fellows at The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens. Survivors: her sons, Jamie and Patrick; two granddaughters; and sister, Sue Sterling Monjauze, ’63.

Mary Borgny Dorland Wynton, ’66 (English), MA ’67 (education), of Pasadena, Calif., March 1, at 75, of a heart attack. She earned a master’s degree in library science from USC. She was a schoolteacher and children’s librarian at the Los Angeles Public Library for more than 20 years. She served her community in many ways: Prior to her passing, she had played violin in a concert with the Second String Ensemble and sang Sunday Mass at St. Bede, and she was en route to a fund-raiser for the Pasadena Community Orchestra. Survivors: her children, Michelle Taylor, Jeanine and Joel; three grandchildren; and brother, William Dorland, ’63, LLB ’66.

Harvey Donald La Tourette, ’67 (English), of Los Angeles, April 30, at 78, of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. He earned an MD from Wayne State U. and practiced medicine at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center in Downey, Calif., where he specialized in drug rehabilitation and spinal and traumatic brain injuries. He was a noted collector of contemporary art and supporter of the Los Angeles Symphony. Survivors: two siblings.


Bruce H. Wolfe, ’76, MS ’77 (civil engineering), of Piedmont, Calif., February 25, at 65, of a heart attack while running. He ran track, played in the Band and met his future wife at Stanford in France. He was executive officer of the San Francisco Bay Regional Board for 15 years. In orienteering, he represented the United States three times and won the North American master’s championship seven years in a row. He was also a trustee, deacon and chancel choir member at Piedmont Community Church. Survivors: his wife of 41 years, Jan (Kraus, ’76, MS ’77); daughters, Hillary and Lauren; two granddaughters; and two brothers.


Barry J. Browne, ’81 (chemistry), of San Diego, January 27, at 60. He earned his MD from Loyola U. in Chicago. He was a member of Kappa Alpha and the sailing team. After completing his residency in Milwaukee and a fellowship in kidney transplant surgery in Houston, he settled in San Diego, where he performed 619 kidney and pancreas transplants and more than 8,000 surgeries in all. He was a formidable tennis player and also enjoyed skiing and playing guitar. Survivors: his wife of 30 years, Lori; children, Sarah, Hannah and Joseph; mother; and two sisters.


Adam P. Showman, ’91 (physics), of Tucson, Ariz., March 16, at 51. He played in the marching band. He earned his PhD at Caltech and taught at the U. of Arizona. He studied both the geophysics of Jupiter’s Galilean moons and the atmospheric dynamics of Jupiter and Jupiter-like exoplanets. His theoretical models of Jupiter’s atmosphere were confirmed by the Juno space probe. In his frequent travels to China, he developed a fascination for Chinese culture and became proficient in Mandarin. Survivors: his daughter, Arwen; parents, Pete and Dinah; and brother.


Zachary Thomas Hoffpauir, ’16 (communication), of Glendale, Ariz., May 14, at 26. He was a member of the baseball and football teams. He played a season of minor league baseball with the Arizona Diamondbacks before returning to Stanford to complete his football career. He had recently accepted an assistant football coaching job at the U. of Northern Colorado. Survivors: his parents, Doug and Shannon; and sister.


James B. “Jim” Stoutamore, MBA ’59, of Lafayette, Calif., November 19, at 88. He served in the Navy and retired as a captain from the Navy Reserve. Following active duty, his MBA led to a 30-year career with PG&E, from which he retired as vice president of gas operations. He later returned to Stanford as a Sloan Fellow. He also served as a deacon at Moraga Valley Presbyterian Church. Survivors: his wife of 65 years, Cynthia; sons, Michael and Timothy; and three grandchildren.

Oliver Eaton Williamson, MBA ’60, of Oakland, May 21, at 87. After completing a PhD at Carnegie Mellon, he taught at UC Berkeley, the U. of Pennsylvania and Yale before returning to Berkeley. He also held 11 honorary doctorates, and his books include some of the most highly cited publications in the social sciences. For his research on business decision-making and organizational economics, he was awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. He was predeceased by his wife of 55 years, Dolores. Survivors: his children, Scott, Tamara, Karen, Oliver Jr. and Dean; and five grandchildren.

Nicholas “Kolya” Michael Graves, MBA ’69, of San Francisco, April 3, at 79, of lymphoma. Following service as a civil engineer with the Peace Corps in Ecuador, his career in finance took him to Peru, Brazil, Mexico, Illinois and New York. He became president and CEO of Prudential’s private placement business and in 1996 joined Osterweis Capital Management. He loved wilderness backpacking, fly-fishing and the arts, all of which he supported as a board member and chair for nonprofit organizations. Survivors: his wife of 52 years, Mary; daughters, Eleanor and Christina; and two grandchildren.

Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences

James David Lowell, MS ’57 (geology), of Tucson, Ariz., May 3, at 92. In a 71-year career as an exploration geologist, he worked in more than 30 countries and deduced the location of 17 major mineral deposits, including the largest copper deposit in Argentina and the world’s largest copper mine in Chile. At the time of his passing, he was planning a prospecting trip to Turkey. He was also a pilot, spear fisherman and cartoonist. Survivors: his wife of 72 years, Edith; children, Susan Humphreys, ’72, MA ’74, William and Douglas; six grandchildren, including Anna Humphreys Finn, JD ’08, and Mary Humphreys Yanchar, ’09; and three great-grandchildren.

John Joseph “Jack” Hickey, MS ’84 (hydrology), of Gulfport, Fla., April 9, at 84. He served in the Navy Reserve. He published 52 reports during a 27-year career with the U.S. Geological Survey. He found joy in his family, his Catholic faith, the beauty of the natural world, astronomy, physics, advanced mathematics and fast cars. Survivors: his children, Adrienne, John, Brendan and Brighid; eight grandchildren; and two siblings.


Mildred Louise Jones Wolfe Burns, PhD ’69, of Montreal, April 17, at 99. She was a professor of educational administration at McGill U. Her work promoting the equality of women was recognized with the Governor General’s Award, and the Montreal Council of Women honored her with its Woman of the Year Award. She was predeceased by her first husband, Dean Jones, and second husband, Ray Burns. Survivors: her children, Larry Jones and Jeri; grandson; and two siblings.

Stuart Angus MacMillan, MS ’80 (statistics), PhD ’84 (education), of Cherry Hills Village, Colo., April 9, at 68. With the Java group at Sun, he helped lay the foundation of today’s online world. From 2008 to 2017, he was a chief scientist at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. He was also a lecturer in Stanford’s School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences, where he led a course on clean energy entrepreneurship. Survivors: his wife of 37 years, Kathleen Gilbert-Macmillan, EdS ’83, PhD ’83; children, Elise, ’11, and Evan, ’09; granddaughter; and three siblings.

Lawrence “Larry” Bondad Berroya, MA ’14, of San Francisco, April 1, at 48. After working as a lawyer and a federal public defender, he found his true calling as an educator and taught at several high schools in the Bay Area. He was passionate about baseball and basketball, rap and ’80s music, history, musicals, running, food and much more. Survivors: his mother, Fe; father, Cesar; and brother.


Richard Churchill Honey, Engr. ’50, PhD ’53 (electrical engineering), of Windsor, Calif., March 1, at 95. He served in the Navy. He spent his 40-year career at SRI as a research engineer and senior principal scientist. He was an active sailor all his life, including a voyage from Nova Scotia to San Francisco. He was predeceased by his first wife, Helen Waugman. Survivors: his wife, Joanne Kipp; and children, Leslie Nin, Steve, Laura and Janine Warren; four stepchildren; and two grandsons.

Norris S. Nahman, MS ’52 (electrical engineering), of Firestone, Colo., September 6, 2019, at 93. He served in the Merchant Marine during World War II. After earning his PhD at the U. of Kansas, he worked for the Army Security Agency and National Bureau of Standards. He was an avid ham radio operator, fly fisherman and Boy Scout leader. He was predeceased by his wife, Shirley; his longtime partner, Gloria Short; and a grandson. Survivors: his children, Stan, Vicki Henderson, Vance and Scott; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Arthur A. H. Ezra, PhD ’58 (applied mechanics), of Amityville, N.Y., April 26. He worked in aerospace, government, academia, and consulting and published several scientific books, articles and patents. He loved solving problems, teaching, inventing and tennis. He was predeceased by his former wife Harriet; and former wife Julia. His third wife, Phyllis Cahn, passed away shortly after him. Survivors: his five children, including Ann Ezra Erickson, ’81; two stepchildren; 11 grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two sisters.

Alan Hadley Robinson, MS ’61, PhD ’65 (mechanical engineering), of Corvallis, Ore., April 23, at 85, of Parkinson’s disease. He served as a Marine pilot. After an Atomic Energy Commission fellowship, he taught nuclear engineering and radiation health physics at Oregon State U. He also enjoyed hunting, camping, fishing, flying, boating and ham radio. He was predeceased by his first wife, Grace, and second wife, Gail Smith. Survivors: his wife, Kay; sons, Alan Jr. and William; stepchildren, Shauna Smith and Jim Smith; grandson; and three siblings.

Humanities and Sciences

Sally Ann Mayock Hartley, Gr. ’50 (political science), of Union City, Calif., May 1, at 92, of cancer. She worked at the Federal Reserve in San Francisco before moving to San Bernardino to raise her family. After earning a teaching credential, she taught in local schools for 14 years. She enjoyed hosting exchange students and Rotary Club visitors. She was predeceased by her husband, Hollis, ’48, JD ’50, and son Stephen. Survivors: her children Rob, Peg Healy and Jim, ’80; and six grandchildren, including Nicholas, ’14, MA ’16, and Samantha, ’11.

Thomas Wright Greenlee, PhD ’59 (chemistry), of Cleveland, January 1, 2018, at 85. He worked as a research chemist at Aerojet, at Dow Corning and, after a break to teach in Germany for two years, at Tremco. He was recognized as a Distinguished Corporate Inventor by the American Society of Patent Holders. In 1992, he was ordained a priest in the Anglican Catholic Church and served as curate at St. James. Survivors: his wife of 53 years, Joanne; and sons, Joel, Kevin and Patrick.

Gerald Alvin “Gerry” Peterson, PhD ’62 (physics), of Leverett, Mass., April 21, at 89, of heart failure. He served in the Army. He taught first at Yale, then at the U. of Massachusetts Amherst. He contributed to more than 200 publications on electron scattering and nuclear structure, and his research was recognized with fellowships and visiting professorships in the Netherlands, Japan, Germany and Great Britain. Survivors: his wife, Doris; children, Curt, Thomas and Anna Beth; and five grandchildren.

Robert Bennett, MA ’67, PhD ’70 (English), of Newark, Del., March 16, at 78. He taught English literature at the U. of Delaware, specializing in Shakespeare and modern theater. He was an avid runner, mountain hiker and environmental activist. He helped found a Delaware chapter of the Sierra Club and once blocked a bulldozer with his station wagon to prevent illegal destruction of wetlands. Survivors: his wife of 54 years, Joan (Secord, MA ’66, PhD ’71); children, Miriam and Aaron; three grandchildren; and brother.

Constantin Galskoy, MA ’71, PhD ’77 (history), of New Fairfield, Conn., January 21, at 71, of cancer. He was director of Russian services at Radio Free Europe and later launched Russian and Czech editions of Reader’s Digest. Survivors: his wife, Elena; daughters, Alexandra and Vera; four grandchildren; and brother.

Mary Ellen F. Boyling, PhD ’73 (English), of San Rafael, Calif., February 21, at 89. She taught English for 40 years at the College of Notre Dame (later Notre Dame de Namur U.), including 23 years as department head. Sabbatical teaching in Glasgow introduced her to Scotland, where she traveled widely. She was an avid photographer and also served as a healing minister and eucharistic visitor at Grace Cathedral. Survivors: her two sisters.

George Alan Huff, PhD ’73 (philosophy), of Boston, January 21, at 75, of a blood infection. After teaching math at Kansas State, he began a long career at Mitre Corp. as a software engineer and analyst. He was an accomplished photographer and woodturner, and a collector of antique Porsches, early European maps and Southwestern pottery. He was predeceased by his first wife, Karen (Erickson, MS ’69). Survivors: his second wife, Marlene Ellin; son, Andrew, and stepdaughter, Elizabeth Guttenberg.

Barbara M. Van Deventer, MA ’80 (political science), of Cayucos, Calif., April 22, at 82. She earned a master’s degree in library science from Washington U. and was hired at Stanford as a library personnel officer. She went on to become a government documents librarian, head of the Cubberley Education Library and social sciences curator. She then worked for 11 years at the U. of Chicago library in collection development and public services. In retirement she was involved with the Greyhound Adoption Center. Survivors: her three siblings.

Rajan Sekaran, MA ’84 (mathematics), of Weston, Conn., May 21, at 59, in a car accident. He worked in investment banking at J.P. Morgan and Morgan Stanley. Shortly after 9/11, he moved from Manhattan to Weston and left his position as a managing director to focus on raising his children. He was particularly dedicated to enriching the Weston public school system. Survivors: his wife, Anna; sons, Doran and Janak; parents, Thyagaraja and Maragatham Chandrasekaran; and sister.

Julie Carolin Inness, PhD ’89 (philosophy/humanities), of Northampton, Mass., March 10, at 52, of Huntington’s disease. She taught philosophy and women’s studies at Mount Holyoke College. Her book Privacy, Intimacy, and Isolation was published by Oxford University Press. After the progression of her disease made teaching impossible, she continued to meet challenges with grace, courage and ferociousness. Survivors: her friend and guardian, Athena Stylos.


Beatrice Challiss Laws, LLB ’52, of San Francisco, March 10, at 92. She clerked for Chief Justice Phil Gibson of the California Supreme Court and was a deputy city attorney in San Francisco. In a later position with the Sierra Club, she helped protect wildlands throughout the United States. In the 1980s, she served the city of San Francisco as a commissioner for the juvenile court. She loved the outdoors and backpacking with her family in the Sierras. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert. Survivors: her sons, James and John; and grandchildren.

Albert Roland Schreck, Gr. ’57, of Portola Valley, Calif., February 6, at 89. After his Air Force service and law school, he co-founded the firm of Kingsley, Schreck, Wells & Reichling and also helped incorporate Portola Valley. He was a Little League coach, school district president and trustee of the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco, and he sponsored many organizations dedicated to peace, social justice and environmental protection. He was predeceased by his wife, Joel, and a granddaughter. Survivors: his sons, Daniel, Charles and Thomas; seven grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.