Margaret E. Billingham, of Penn Valley, Calif., July 14, at 78, of kidney cancer. She was director of cardiac pathology emeritus and a professor of pathology at the Stanford U. Medical Center. She came to Stanford as a postdoctoral fellow in cardiology and stayed on as a pathology resident and postdoctoral fellow in surgical pathology. She helped develop methods of diagnosing transplant rejection from tiny snippets of heart tissue; the standardized scale she created for interpreting the biopsy results, known as the Billingham Scheme or Billingham's criteria, is still used worldwide. An advocate for women in medicine, she was named director of women in medicine and medical sciences at the School of Medicine in 1991. She served terms as president of both the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation and the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology. Survivors: her husband, John; her sons, Bob and Graham, '81; four grandchildren; and a sister.
William R. Evitt, March 22, at 86, after a lengthy illness. He was professor emeritus of geology and an internationally recognized specialist in fossil dinoflagellates. He joined the geology department in 1962 and retired in 1986. He taught courses in invertebrate and vertebrate paleontology and graduate seminars in palynology, and he did pioneering research that included the naming and study of acritarchs. His research had an important impact on the petroleum industry as well as on the understanding of early marine life. A lively and organized professor, he included chalk drawings of fossils in his teaching.
W. Conyers Herring, of Palo Alto, July 30, at 94. He was professor emeritus of solid-state physics whose work led to major advances in electronics. He received a scholarship to the U. of Kansas at age 14 and four years later began graduate school at Princeton. He then worked as a research physicist at Bell Telephone Laboratories for more than 30 years before coming to Stanford. His research in solid-state physics led to the technology involved in products such as digital telephones and computers. He won many awards, including the Wolf Prize in Physics and the James Murray Luck Award of the National Academy of Sciences. He was a religious man and maintained strong beliefs about God during his life. Survivors include his wife, Louise; his daughter, Lois Herring; and his sons, Alan, Brian and Gordon.
En Yun Hsu, of Palo Alto, July 13, at 93, of pneumonia. He was professor emeritus of civil engineering and he taught at Stanford from 1961 until 1986. Born in Beijing, he immigrated to the United States in 1944 to attend graduate school at the State U. of Iowa. After graduation he was a research associate at Cal Tech and then worked for the Navy, which honored him with a Meritorius Civil Service Award for helping to solve a hull vibration problem on the USS Nautilus. He later moved to Palo Alto to work at Lockheed. Survivors: his wife, Tung Kuei Hsu, MA '62; his children, Carol Grundfest, '76, Larry, '72, and Leslie, '70, MD '75; and two granddaughters, including Rachel, '02.
Bruce B. Grant, '33 (general engineering), of Vallejo, Calif., July 19, at 97. He was an engineer for more than 30 years at the East Bay Municipal Utility District and retired in 1976. He was a longtime member of the Sierra Club, a founding member of the American Whitewater Association and worked with Habitat for Humanity for more than 20 years. Survivors: his wife of 69 years, Bernice; his children, Douglas, Duncan, David, Daniel and Cathy; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Barbara Balfour Greer, '33 (English), of Portola Valley, May 25, at 96. She taught school in West Los Angeles for several years before marrying. She and her family moved 35 times in 26 years during her husband's Navy career; they eventually settled in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. After her husband's death she lived in South Pasadena and worked as a travel adviser and tour guide. In 1991 she moved to The Sequoias to be with several of her friends from Stanford. She was predeceased by her husband, Harry. Survivors: her children, Gaby Pryor, Adelia, William and James, '69; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Robert Benton Hoover, '37 (economics), MBA '39, of San Clemente, Calif., June 20, at 93. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta and the water polo team. He served in the Navy during World War II. After working for A. L. Hoover Co., his father's lumber business, he worked at San Francisco Pacific Lumber Co., retiring as president and CEO. He was an avid skier, golfer and surfer. Survivors: his wife, Jeanette (Munkelt, '37); three children, Laurie Hermann, '68, Robin Hoover Fayer and Thomas; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one brother, Richard, '40.
Charlotte Eugenia Gray McLellan, '37 (social science/social thought), of Belmont, Calif., June 26. She was a longtime resident of Belmont and beloved by her children, grandchildren and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Hays. Survivors include her children, Sara Jungroth, Laureston and Richard.
Helene Wilkens Bartig, '38 (preclinical medicine), of Sacramento, May 14, after a seven-year battle with cancer. She was a member of the dance group Orchesis and Alpha Omicron Pi. After graduation, she worked at Stanford Hospital in San Francisco and then UC Medical Center and later managed the blood bank at Sutter Hospital in Sacramento. She served on the Stanford Alumni Board and enjoyed bridge, traveling and photography. Survivors: her husband, Fred Bartig, '38; her children, Lois Bartig-Small and Kenneth; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Gretchen Gillespie Fitzpatrick, '39, of Red Bluff, Calif., March 18. She designed leather goods for Neiman Marcus, flew airplanes and ran a USO in Korea for the Red Cross. She was active in her children's school activities and was passionate about gardening and crafts. She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Fitz. Survivors: her sons, Jimmy and Kevin; and three grandchildren.
Carol Neal Hover Nantker, '39 (speech and drama), MA '50 (education), of Santa Barbara, Calif., April 4, at 91. She taught college-level psychology and was dean of women at Chabot College. She was a painter, sculptor and gardener and served as a docent at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. She was predeceased by her husband, Frederick Nantker, '39. Survivors: her children, James Malott, '62, and Lucinda Malott, '64; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and her former husband, James Malott Jr., '38, JD '41.
Louise van Fleet Musto, '39, of San Mateo, June 23, at 90, after a brief illness. She was a member of the Junior League of San Francisco and enjoyed playing bridge with friends at the Burlingame Country Club. She was predeceased by her husband, Clarence, '36, JD '40. Survivors: her children, Marie Louise Musto Mugaini and Clarence III; two grandsons; eight great-grandchildren; and a brother.
Telford W. Oswald, '39 (general engineering), of Pacific Palisades, Calif., February 5, after a long illness. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta and the gymnastics team. He earned a master's degree from Harvard U. and a PhD from the California Institute of Technology. He served in the Army during World War II and in Korea. He later worked for the aerospace group of Hughes Aircraft Co., and in 1986 he retired as chief scientist of the aerophysics and preliminary design laboratory of the missile systems division of Hughes Aircraft Co. He enjoyed woodworking and waterskiing with his family. Survivors: his wife, Elinor; his children, Merrill Biancosino, Jan, Liz and T. Scott; five grandchildren, including Robin Estrada, '95, and Zachary Scott Price, '98; two great-grandchildren; and a sister.
Donelson Levering Berger, '40 (economics), of Los Altos Hills, May 24, at 90. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta. He founded trading companies in San Francisco and owned and operated a cattle ranch in Oregon. He was predeceased by his first wife, Catharine. Survivors: his wife of 17 years, Virginia (Spears, '38); five children, Diane Stoner, '64, Peter, Lisa Culp, Catharine Gilson and Donelson; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Harvey Blanchard "Ted" Lyon Jr., '40 (biological sciences), MD '44, of Nevada City, Calif., June 5. He was a member of Zeta Psi. He founded Miramonte Mental Health Center in Palo Alto and later relocated to Nevada City, where he worked to feed and house the homeless. Survivors: his daughters, Erin, Jayne, Sally, Linda and Karen; and a brother, Dick, '38, MD '44.
Elizabeth Lyman "Betty" Myers, '40 (political science), of Ventura, Calif., May 10, at 89. She worked in San Francisco for Fireman's Fund Insurance Co., Norton Lilly and Co. and Matson Navigation. From 1968 until 1972 she was the head of the meal ticket program at Stanford. She volunteered at Stanford Medical Center, the Carle Clinic in Illinois and John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, Calif. She was predeceased by her former husband, John F. Porter, '39. Survivors: her daughter, Marcia Porter Ellis, '70; and a sister.
Kenneth Burton Swanson, '41 (social science/social thought), of Del Mar, Calif., June 25. He was a member of Theta Chi and the baseball team. He worked for Snowflake Baking Co. (Sunbeam Bread) and became its CEO, and later became a successful investor and entrepreneur. An avid sports fan, he was one of the founding partners of the San Diego Chargers, owned and raced horses and enjoyed playing golf. He was a passionate booster of Stanford's athletic department and attended football games for more than 60 years. He was predeceased by his wife, Esther. Survivors: his children, Robert, John and Julie; four grandchildren; and a sister.
Eunice Sarah "Sally" Wallis Badoux, '42 (health education), of Washington, D.C., at 88, of kidney failure following heart-valve replacement surgery. After World War II she studied at the Sorbonne and the U. of Grenoble; she returned to the United States in 1951 and worked as a physical therapist at D.C. General Hospital for 29 years and later at the Washington Clinic. For many years, she chaired the D.C. physical therapy licensing board. Starting in 1988 she was a volunteer at the visitor information desk at the Smithsonian Castle. She was predeceased by her husband, Claude. Survivors include her daughters, Isabelle and Suzanne; and a brother.
Helen Collier "Collie" Carter Kimball, '42 (political science), of San Rafael, June 4, at 88. She was a member of Alpha Phi. She was active in community service and was on the boards of the Ploughshares Fund, Sunny Hills Services and Marin Mental Health Association. She became increasingly concerned about the environment, and she co-founded and served on the board of the Acorn Foundation, which is dedicated to funding grassroots, community-based organizations working for environmental conservation, sustainability and environmental justice. She was predeceased by her former husband, William, '41. Survivors: her children, Joan K. Leiby, Anne, Stephen, '73, and Jeffrey, '78; six grandchildren; and one step-grandson.
Richard E. Jenkins, '43 (chemistry), of Sanger, Calif., April 5, at 87. He was a member of Theta Chi and president of the Stanford chapter in his senior year. He served in the Navy as a carrier-based fighter pilot during World War II and then earned an MBA from USC. He worked for several major oil companies and finished his career with the Environmental Protection Agency, evaluating the economic impact of agency regulations. He returned to California after retiring. Survivors: his daughter, Judith Meyers; and a brother, Robert, MBA '51.
William H. Mannon, '43 (geology), of Los Angeles, June 16. He was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon, the rugby team and the football team, playing on the 1940–41 team that defeated Nebraska in the Rose Bowl. He served in the Navy during World War II and then joined Southern California Petroleum Corp., which later became Scope Industries. He retired from Scope in 1986 as a director and senior vice president. He was an active volunteer with the School of Earth Sciences and Stanford athletics, chairing the Stanford Athletic Board in 1974. He was predeceased by his first wife, Barbara, and his second wife, Diana. Survivors: his children, Carolyn Mannon Haber, Susan, William Jr., '75, and Douglas; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Carlton Merrill Stewart, '43 (undergraduate law), of Sarasota, Fla., July 9, at 88, of dementia. He was a member of Chi Psi and LSJUMB. He served in the Army and was military governor of Nagoya, Japan, during World War II. He worked for Citibank in U.S. and international posts, and he also served as chair of the board and chief executive officer of American Security Corp. and American Security Bank. After retiring he entered public service in Longboat Key, Fla., serving as mayor and town commissioner. He was predeceased by his first wife, Alicia (Dewar, '45), and a daughter, Pamela. Survivors: his wife, Kathryn; his children, Sandra and James; three grandchildren; and a sister.
Donald M. "Don" Salisbury, '44 (general engineering), of Portola Valley, Calif., and Island Park, Idaho, February 19, 2008, at 85, of a heart attack. He was a member of Kappa Sigma. After serving in World War II, he and a partner started Signet Scientific Corp., which invented and developed new instrumentation technologies. The company provided parts to NASA programs and later to the sailing industry. After retiring he was steward of Diamond D Ranch in Idaho. He was passionate about fly-fishing, duck hunting, tennis and sailing, and he served as commodore of the Los Angeles Yacht Club. He was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Helen (Savory, '44). Survivors: his children, Cynthia, '72, MBA '82, Susan Russell, '73, and Donald Jr.; and six grandchildren.
Patricia Mary Cashel Schmidt, '44 (health education), MA '46 (education), of Palo Alto, June 5, at 86, after a brief illness. She was a member of Cap and Gown, later serving as president, as well as the women's basketball team. She owned Mooney Flat Gallery in Murphys, Calif., for many years. Active in numerous nonprofit groups, she volunteered with the Red Cross, Recording for the Blind and Children's Home Society. She was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Earl, '47, and a son, Peter. Survivors: a son, Kirk; and three grandchildren.
Robin Oulton Decius, '45 (graphic arts), of Palo Alto, July 26, at 87. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta. She worked at Stanford for 20 years and was a volunteer at the Treasure Mart and the Stanford Museum. In her early years she volunteered at Allied Arts and in retirement she was a docent for Filoli. Survivors: her children, Nancy Rowland, Stephanie Decius Keire, '75, Courtney and Mark; six grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
Barbara L. Stallings Gorman, '45 (nursing), of Woodside, June 4, at 85. She was active in the Garden Club and also volunteered with a variety of organizations, including the Coyote Point Museum, American Cancer Society, the Red Cross and St. Francis Center in Redwood City. She was predeceased by her husband, Ernest, '42, MD '46. Survivors: her children, Jim, Kate Parker and Trish; three grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
Philip Hudson Prince, '45 (general engineering), MS '48 (civil engineering), of Lake Oswego, Ore., May 27, of cardiac arrest. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta and served as house manager. While in the Army in World War II, he was wounded and taken as a prisoner of war; he escaped and was awarded two Purple Hearts and two Bronze Stars. He was an architect, builder and developer in Southern California for many years. He lived in Pacific Palisades for 42 years prior to moving to Oregon and served on the Palisades-Malibu YMCA board of directors. He was predeceased by a granddaughter. Survivors: his wife of 61 years, Barbara (Cooper, '49); his sons, Richard and William; and four grandchildren.
Howard E. Williams, '46, of Orinda, Calif., August 30, 2008, of lung disease. Survivors: his wife; three children; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
John P. Crvarich Jr., '48 (political science), of Oakland, July 4. He signed with the St. Louis Browns baseball team at age 16 and then served in the Air Force in World War II. He later earned a degree from U. of San Francisco Law School and practiced law in San Francisco and Oakland for 40 years. He had a tremendous love of life and thirst for knowledge. Survivors: his wife, Romaine; his children, Kathleen, Nancy, Laura, John and Mark; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
Edward T. Cramer, '49 (history), of San Diego, December 30, 2008, at 79, of complications from cancer. He was a member of Kappa Alpha and manager of the Band. He served in the Army Reserve for 20 years and retired as a major. An executive for Fed-Mart (the precursor to warehouse club retailers such as Costco), he helped develop the model for low-cost wholesale and retail operations; he later became a founding partner and investor in Costco. He was a civic leader, philanthropist and devoted father and grandfather. He was predeceased by a son, Edward. Survivors: his wife of 58 years, Dianne "Donnie" (Worth, '49); his children, Tyler, '73, Sheryl, '75, Henry, '80, Ted, Tom, Christopher, '83, MBA '85, and Naomi, '85; 16 grandchildren; and a sister.
Milton Rudolph DeLucchi, '49 (biological sciences), of South Pasadena, Calif., May 27, at 90. He served in the Army Air Corps and did photo reconnaissance for the Air Force, eventually rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel. He earned a PhD in anatomy at UC-Berkeley and later, with a focus on space biology, worked on the NASA medical team during the Gemini and Apollo space programs and the SkyLab program. He also specialized in sleep studies at Baylor College of Medicine and U. of Texas. Survivors: his wife, Betty; his children, Paul, Diane Cullinane and Joan Parish; four grandchildren; and a sister.
Eugene "Gene" Mathias, '49 (biological science), MA '51 (biological sciences), MD '57, of Tulare, Calif., May 26, at 81. He was a member of Sigma Nu/Beta Chi and the track and field team. Affectionately known as "Dr. Gene," he had a family practice in Tulare for 43 years; 24 of which were shared with his father, "Dr. Charlie." He also served as chief of staff at Tulare District Hospital. He particularly enjoyed golf, mules, horses, the mountains and fly-fishing. He was predeceased by a daughter, Jana, and a brother, Robert, '53. Survivors: his wife of 57 years, Priscilla; his children, Bruce, '74, Dena Korenwinder, and Craig; eight grandchildren; a brother; and a sister.
Richard "Dick" Oakley, '50 (economics), of Green Valley, Ariz., May 10, at 81, after suffering a stroke. He was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon and the crew team, which went to the national championship in 1949. He was a motivational speaker for many years and helped thousands of people change their lives through his Positive Mental Awareness program. He had lived in Saudi Arabia and Walnut Creek, Calif.; while in Walnut Creek, he and his wife were season ticket holders for Stanford football and baseball. He enjoyed golf, was an elder at Valley Presbyterian Church and served two terms as class correspondent for Stanford. Survivors: his wife, Karen; his daughters, Robin Nenninger, Elizabeth Weaver and Cindy LeFave; two grandchildren; and a sister.
Robert Wells Tallman, '50 (economics), July 26, at 81, after a long illness. He graduated from Berkeley's Boalt Hall and served in the Army in the Judge Advocate's Office. He was an advocate in the public and private sector, appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court with Covington & Burling and retired as a public guardian for the City and County of San Francisco. He was notorious in the 1950s and '60s for his part in the "Fish-Tall Ball" before the Big Game. Survivors: his daughters, Anne Casey O'Neill, Katherine and Molly; and a granddaughter.
Thomas A. Tweedy, '50 (political science), JD '57, of Sacramento, June 17, at 80. He was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa, the track and field team and the crew team. He was a successful lawyer who defended major personal injury cases. Active in the Democratic Party, he was John F. Kennedy's Northern California campaign manager in 1960. In 1970 he started his own firm; after retiring in 1993, he and his wife took more than 45 cruises. He was predeceased by his wife, Arleen (Tunison, '52), and a son, Tony, '77. Survivors include his children, Sue Tweedy Schwertscharf and Chuck; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Stuart G. Whittelsey, '51 (economics), of Woodside, June 1, at 79. He was a member of Kappa Alpha and worked at KZSU. He served in the Air Force and earned an MBA from Harvard U. He was a financial officer for high-tech companies and a board member of the Mid-Peninsula Blood Bank for more than 30 years. He enjoyed riding on the Woodside trail system and was a past captain of the Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County. Survivors: his wife, Carleen; two daughters, Susan and Linda; nine stepchildren; 17 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Arthur Valentine Devlin, '55 (social science/social thought), JD '59, of Belmont, Calif., in July, of natural causes. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi. He practiced law on the Monterey Peninsula and in the Bay Area and was known for his wit, storytelling and engaging manner. He was an avid follower and supporter of Stanford athletics. He was predeceased by his wife, Susan.
Mark Lesley Farmer, '55 (art), of Los Alamitos, Calif., June 4, after a short illness. He participated in drama, edited the Chaparral and was a lifelong member of Hammer and Coffin. He served in the Navy and then studied at the Art Students League in New York City. He enjoyed a career as an advertising executive and artist, working with the Franklin Mint, Liberty Mutual, Ketchum, and J. Walter Thompson. In retirement he devoted himself full-time to painting and was also a meeting clerk for the Religious Society of Friends. Survivors: his wife, Lesley; his children, Christopher, Frederick, Lars and Hope; five grandchildren; and two brothers.
Margaret Ann "Jody" Livesley Bush, '58 (Modern European literature), of Berkeley, June 14, after a battle with lung and soft tissue cancer. She earned a master's degree at the U. of Washington, was a librarian in Washington, D.C., and Providence, R.I., and retired as deputy director of Berkeley Public Library. Committed to providing public service, she lobbied for disabled access to libraries, established a bookmobile program and promoted ESL and adult literacy programs. She was also an active volunteer with organizations including Women's Cancer Resource Center and the League of Women Voters. Survivors: her partner, Ethel Manheimer; her children, Thomas and Claire Pitsenberger; 13 grandchildren; and her former husband, Larry Pitsenberger.
Richard Leon Johnson, '58 (industrial engineering), May 1, at 80. He worked as an engineer for Ampex and Varian Associates and was also self-employed. He enjoyed vegetable gardening, his pet chickens, playing piano, diving for abalone and visiting over a cup of coffee. He was predeceased by his longtime partner, Bertha Faye Dudley. Survivors: his children, Chris, Natalie, Barbie and Doug; six grandchildren; and a sister.
Roberta A. "Bobbie" Phillips, '59 (history), of Berkeley, September 15, 2008, after a long battle with cancer. She ran her own organic gardening business, Crocus Garden Care, and later worked at the Nature Conservancy in San Francisco. A lover of nature and the outdoors, she supported many wildlife conservation causes. She enjoyed music, played the piano and harpsichord and sang in several choral groups. She also did photographic surveys of historical neighborhoods for the Oakland Cultural Heritage Survey. Survivors include her sister.
George Richard "Dick" Stanford, '59 (political science), of Austin, Texas, July 27, of a cerebral hemorrhage. He was a member of Alpha Sigma Phi and was elected head yell leader by the student body. He earned master's degrees from U. of Texas and Azusa Pacific U. and served as a naval aviator and Marine Corps jet fighter. Founder and publisher of the Azusa Gazette, he also held elected offices for more than 20 years, including city council terms in Austin and Azusa, Calif. He was known for his generous spirit, cheer for those less fortunate, bold leadership, gratitude to God and zest for life. Survivors: his wife, Beverly; his children, Statia and Vaughan; a stepdaughter, Jennifer; a stepson, Dan; nine grandchildren; his former wife, Sherry (Vaughan, '60); and a sister.
Michael Edwin Magee, '60 (education), of Carmel, Calif., July 10, at 71, after a lengthy battle with brain cancer. He was a member of Sigma Chi and the baseball team, which named him Most Valuable Player in 1959. He served in the Army and then began a successful career in human resources, retiring as vice president of human resources for ARCO Products Co. After retiring he became an avid golfer, serving as captain of the Quail Club at the Golf Club at Quail Lodge. Over the years he stayed close to his fraternity brothers and joined them and their families in annual reunions each Memorial Day for nearly 35 years. Survivors: his wife of 49 years, Judy; his children, Michael, Bradley and Kerry; and two grandchildren.
Jeremy V. Wisot, '61 (political science), of Tucson, Ariz., July 10, at 69, of cancer. He was on the Daily staff and was a member of the golf team. A graduate of UCLA School of Law, he practiced law in Los Angeles County and Tucson for more than 35 years. He handled a variety of civil matters over the course of his career, including estate planning and transactional real estate. He enjoyed horseback riding, traveling, sailing, Stanford Camp and a vacation home in Ojai, Calif. Survivors: his wife, Barbara; his children, Jennifer Mentesana, Matthew and Adam; their mother, Pam Irwin; his stepchildren, Ken and Karen; seven grandchildren; a brother; and a sister.
Mary Vernon Blythe Vitakis Danehower, '62, of Fremont, Calif., May 20, at 69, of ovarian cancer. She earned a degree in journalism from San Jose State U. and worked for publications including the Los Altos Town Crier and California Builder and Engineer. She later joined Hewlett-Packard as a writer and editor of employee newsletters, then created Danehower Communications and served as a consultant until her retirement. As a volunteer with the English in Action program at Stanford, she helped foreign students adapt to life in the United States. Survivors: her children, Maria, Sophia and Alexander Vitakis; and five grandchildren.
Gail Winnes Ogden Husen, '65 (political science), of Seattle, June 17, from complications following surgery. She earned a master's degree from U. of Washington. She helped her husband construct a 60-foot sailboat, which they lived on for 17 years. She also worked as a teacher, the owner and first mate of Sindbad Cruises and legal editor at Perkins Coie. She loved travel and all warm-blooded animals. Survivors: her husband, Herman; her daughter, Annalise Noelle Husen Larson, '99; one grandson; and two brothers.
Jessica Mimi Sherman Goodman, '67 (psychology), of Linwood, Mass., June 11, at 62. She was a member of Cap and Gown and chaired the Student Judicial Committee. She earned a master's degree from Columbia U. and was a social worker for more than 30 years at Sunshine Haven and at National Mentor. Survivors: her husband, Joel; her children, Samuel, Shomriel and Aliza; and a sister.
Tyana Payne, '69 (nursing), of Klamath Falls, Ore., July 17, at 63, after a long battle with cancer. She received her PhD in public health/human sexuality from Tulane U. and worked setting up nursing programs at the U. of Brazil in Natal. After marrying, she and her husband spent several years sailing the South Pacific on a 42-foot Ketch. She was a public health counselor until retiring in 1999. She loved bird-watching, sailing and hiking and was an avid scuba diver. She was predeceased by her husband, Marshall Boker. Survivors: her father, Robert; and four siblings.
Lawrence Neil "Larry" Hill, '70 (political science), of Alamo, Calif., June 18. He was a graduate of Union Theological Seminary. He worked in international corporate real estate for Bank of America, Barclays Global Investor, Jones Lang LaSalle and AsiaPac Intl. Survivors: his wife, Michelle; and two sons, Jason and Travis.
Lawrence G. Granger, '73 (music), of Pleasanton, Calif., June 14, at 57, shortly after being diagnosed with cancer. As a student at Stanford, he was a member of the symphony orchestra. He later played with the Oakland Symphony and San Francisco Ballet Orchestra before joining the San Francisco Symphony, where he was a cellist for 30 years. He was a dedicated chamber player and also performed as a guest member of several community orchestras. Survivors: his wife, Priscilla; his parents, Howard and Dorothy; and a sister.
Jerry Alan Waldvogel, '76 (biological sciences), May 30, at 55. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta and the football team. He earned a PhD in behavioral biology from Cornell U. and joined the faculty of Clemson U. in 1989. He received many honors during his career, including the Trustees Award for Faculty Excellence and the Society for College Science Teaching's Outstanding Undergraduate Science Teacher Award. He also served as president of the Clemson Montessori PTO for many years. Survivors: his wife, Sherry; his daughter, Sarah; three brothers; and his mother, Alice.
Timothy Francis O'Leary, '81 (political science), of Orinda, Calif., July 11, at 49. He graduated from UC-Berkeley Boalt School of Law. He was a sports enthusiast and enjoyed travel and chess. He was predeceased by a brother. Survivors: his wife, Tammy; his children, Jared and Brooke; and three siblings.
Noel Ross Moran, '98 (communication), of Santa Rosa, Calif., July 20, at 48. She was on the swimming team. At age 15 she became the fastest American woman swimmer in the 200-meter breaststroke, and she later became the first female firefighter and paramedic in the city of Campbell, Calif. Survivors: her children, Jeb Ivey, Allison and Sara Quilici; her parents, Moore and Patricia; and four siblings.
William Wallace Patton Jr., PhD '59 (geology), of Menlo Park, June 2, at 86. He was a research geologist for the U.S. Geological Survey and retired in 1992 after 45 years; he continued to work as an emeritus geologist until his death. He spent his career concentrating on the geology of Alaska and was honored by the Department of the Interior with a Meritorious Service award for his studies in western Alaska. A lover of the outdoors, he enjoyed hikes on the Peninsula with his wife. Survivors: his wife of 58 years, Peggy; his children, James, Amelia Haworth and Elizabeth; and four grandchildren.
Robert J. Henning, MA '49, EdS '60, of Sacramento, December 31, 2008. After his mother died in the flu pandemic of 1919, he went to live at an orphanage. On his own by age 14, he worked to earn his keep and was awarded a basketball scholarship to the College of the Pacific. He served as a Navy pilot during World War II, and completed graduate work at Stanford upon his return. He served as principal of several schools on the Monterey Peninsula, including Fort Ord Elementary, Olson, Fitch and Walter Colton. He also refereed basketball and football games and later volunteered as a coach. He and his first wife, Ruth, designed, built and landscaped two homes. Survivors: his wife, Gebora; his children, Richard and Martha; and two grandchildren.
Wayne L. Henderson, MA '52, EdD '60, of Fresno, Calif., April 28, at 97, of heart failure. He served in the Navy during World War II. He was an educator for more than 40 years as a teacher, principal, superintendent of schools for Alhambra School District and special assistant to the California Superintendent of Schools. He was predeceased by his wife, Maxine. Survivors: his children, James, Connie Stack and Linda Snydal; 11 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren.
Roger Clifford Monroe, EdD '52, of Citrus Heights, Calif., April 23, at 97. He served in the Army during World War II and later went to work for the state of California, first in San Francisco and then in Sacramento. After retiring, he took up weaving and won several ribbons at the California State Fair. He also enjoyed hiking and was a member of the Sierra Club for more than 50 years. He was predeceased by his wife, Julia. Survivors: his son, Roger Jr.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
William W. Armentrout, EdD '53, of Fairfield, Calif., July 21, at 90, of cancer. He served in the Air Force during World War II. After receiving his doctorate, he joined the faculty of CalPoly San Luis Obispo and remained there until his retirement in 1980. He was an avid golfer, bridge player, sports enthusiast and community volunteer. He was predeceased by a daughter, Beth. Survivors: his wife, Doris; his children, Barbara, '67, MA '68, and Robert; his stepchildren, Gregg Harvey, Melissa Landucci and Nora Looney; six grandchildren; and a sister, Jeanette Armentrout Thomas, '41, MA '44.
Jack Hamilton Stoltz, MA '53, of Santa Barbara, Calif., May 20, at 82, of cancer. He served in the Army and finished his education when he returned home. He had a 37-year career in education in positions such as junior high and high school teacher, principal, a teacher-recruitment team member and a department head at a county office of education. He retired in 1985 as director of instructional media services with the Santa Barbara County Office of Education. He was an active church and community volunteer, an avid genealogist and a voracious reader. He was predeceased by his wife, Evelyn. Survivors: his children, Catherine, Susan and Eric; and his grandchildren.
Robert Ray Ogle, Gr. '62, of Citrus Heights, Calif., April 13, at 77. He taught school in Texas and Michigan and later worked as a school psychologist. He earned his doctorate in early childhood education at U. of Illinois and then moved to California and worked for the San Juan Unified School District. He was recognized locally and nationally for the programs he helped develop, including the Sacramento County Infant Education Development Program. He enjoyed participating in the annual Newcastle Chili Cook Off and was known for his prize-winning chili. He was predeceased by a daughter, Kathi. Survivors: his children, Rob, Kevin and Katy; and two grandchildren.
John L. Fitch, MS '50, PhD '58 (electrical engineering), of Seattle, June 8, at 85. He served in the Navy during World War II. In 1958 he joined Boeing, where he worked as a radar specialist until retiring in 1985. He was a member of the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society and he loved music and playing the saxophone, clarinet, vibraphone and piano. He also collected and restored musical instruments, antique clocks, watches and model trains. Survivors: his wife of nearly 59 years, M. Saradel; his children, Claudia, Susan and Robert; a stepson, Eric Loken; and two sisters.
Winsor Soule Jr., MBA '52, MS '53 (electrical engineering), of Berkeley, May 19, at 81, following complications from a fall. He served in the Army and later completed all but his dissertation for a PhD at UC-Berkeley. He spent his career in the electronic engineering field and retired from Teradyne Inc. in 1999. He enjoyed fishing, tennis, woodworking, traveling and crossword puzzles. He was predeceased by his first wife, Anne (McCoy, '53). Survivors: his wife, Marcia Tanner; his daughters, Phoebe Soule Ball and Anne; and two grandchildren.
Deborah Karen Bosch, MS '81 (mathematics), MS '86 (engineering-economic systems), PhD '90 (engineering-economic systems), of Menlo Park, June 23, of cancer. She was a national and international management consultant, and she volunteered for educational programs and community development organizations in Africa. Survivors: her mother, Lillian; and a sister.
Reid Katsuto Hayashi, MS '92 (mechanical engineering), of Taos, N.M., June 15, at 44, of colon cancer. He had a successful career in biomedical research, working on projects such as the design and development of dental implants, prosthetic components, and implantable medical devices for oral-maxillofacial surgery. He spent nearly a decade as a principal research engineer with Endovascular Technologies (acquired by Guidant Corp.). In 2003, he left the corporate world to pursue his passion for sustainable building. He also worked as an extra for the New Mexico movie industry in films such as 3:10 to Yuma and Beerfest. Survivors: his partner, Kristina Orchard-Hays; a sister; and his mother, Shirley.
HUMANITIES AND SCIENCES
Werner E. Warmbrunn, MA '48 (history), PhD '55 (history), of Claremont, Calif., July 19, at 89. Born in Frankfurt, Germany, he immigrated to the Netherlands in 1936 and then moved to the United States. While completing his PhD, he worked as co-director of the Peninsula School in Menlo Park. He later became foreign student advisor and director of the International Center at Stanford. He joined the faculty of Pitzer College in the 1960s as associate professor of history and academic assistant to the president. He became a professor emeritus in 1991. He had a hunger for new ideas and read three newspapers every morning. Survivors: his wife, Loretta; his daughters, Erika and Susan, '93.
Harold F. Niven, MA '49 (speech and drama), of Chevy Chase, Md., July 23, at 86, of multiple organ failure. He served in the Army during World War II, participating in the Battle of the Bulge, and later earned his doctorate from The Ohio State U. He was a professor of broadcasting at several universities during his career, including Michigan State U., The Ohio State U., and the U. of Maryland. He also served as vice president of the National Association of Broadcasters. Survivors: his wife of 63 years, Rosemary; three children, Harold, Beverly Spriggens and Patricia; two granddaughters; and a great-grandchild.
Allen Turner Cassity, MA '52, of Decatur, Ga., July 26, after a short illness. He served in the Army for two years before earning a master's degree from Columbia U. He had a career as a librarian, serving as chief of the serials and binding department at the Robert Woodruff Library at Emory U. from 1964 until 1991. Perhaps best known for his poetry, he published 11 books of poetry and received many awards for his work, including the Michael Braude Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He traveled extensively, often to pursue his passion for opera. He will be remembered for his wit and tendency to play the devil's advocate, traits which were also elements in his poetry.
William S. Gillilland, MA '60 (international relations), of Arlington, Va., May 8, at 82, of complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He served in the Navy during World War II, later studied at the Defense Language Institute and graduated from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. He spoke Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese and Urdu and served as an intelligence officer and linguist. He retired from the Army as a colonel in 1980 and settled in Arlington, where he served as an election official and was a member of the Army Navy Country Club. Survivors: his wife of 59 years, Ingrid; a daughter, Sarah Jane Billington; two grandchildren; and a brother.
James Baker Hall, MA '61 (English), of Sadieville, Ky., at 74, after rheumatoid arthritis led to a respiratory infection. He taught at numerous universities, including Stanford, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and U. of Connecticut, before joining the faculty at U. of Kentucky as a professor in 1973, where he was director of creative writing for 25 years. He served as Kentucky's poet laureate from 2001 to 2003. Survivors: his wife, Mary Ann Taylor-Hall; three sons, Michael, Matthew and Larry; five grandchildren; and a sister.
Richard Alan Cross, Gr. '75 (religious studies), of Albany, Calif., June 13, of complications from multiple sclerosis. He graduated from USC Law School and clerked for judges before working as a litigation associate at Best Best & Krieger. He later practiced law with Alexander & Karshmer, where he represented Native American tribes. Committed to community involvement, he served on the Albany Library Board for many years. His increasing disability forced him to retire from the law in 1999, but he kept his wit, sharp intellect and dignity to the end. Survivors: his wife, Margo Wecksler; his sons, Sam, Tom and Will; their mother, Patricia Ruth; two stepdaughters; and three siblings.
Natalia Rae Kraft, MA '91 (East Asian studies), of Larkspur, Calif., July 21, 2008, at 42, of breast cancer. She managed projects for the Nautilus Institute, World Environment and Environmental Policy centers. She was also a yoga teacher and massage professional. She taught at The Yoga Studio in Larkspur and Mill Valley, ran marathons and started a sarong business. She embraced life to the fullest and appreciated each day. Survivors: her parents, Martha L. Lee and Don; and a sister.
Lester Alfred Luz, MD '44, of San Francisco, Calif., May 25, at 91, of pneumonia. He served in the Navy in World War II and was awarded the Legion of Merit. He was a pediatrician in San Francisco for 51 years and also served as chief of pediatrics at Children's Hospital of San Francisco and Presbyterian Hospital in San Francisco, now both part of California Pacific Medical Center. After retiring in 2002, he moved to his ranch in Ramona, Calif., where he tended an extensive rose garden, before moving to Palm Desert in 2007. Survivors: his children, Toni Brown and James; two grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
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