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Wendell Gordon Cole, PhD '51 (speech and drama), of Palo Alto, April 17, at 92, of a stroke. He taught dramatic literature and theater history at Stanford for 52 years. He earned his bachelor's degree from Albion College, Michigan, in 1936 and a master's degree in medieval history a year later from the U. of Michigan. After earning his PhD, he became an assistant professor at Stanford. He designed sets and costumes for more than 250 productions at Stanford, and was the set designer for the first American production of Benjamin Britten's Peter Grimes and the West Coast premiere of Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress. He also designed the set for Gluck's Iphigenia in 1963, considered one of the best operas ever staged at Stanford, and won four awards for creativity and service. The design room of Stanford's drama department is named for him. He was active in Bay Area community theater and wrote several film scripts for the series The Elements of Screen Design. He edited the first English translation of Max Gruber's The Story of the Meininger and authored many journal articles. Survivors: his wife, Charlotte.

Linda A. Mabry, of Palo Alto, April 4, at 54, of pancreatic cancer. She taught international business at the Law School for five years. She earned her bachelor's degree from Mount Holyoke College in 1973, a master's from Johns Hopkin's U. School of Advanced International Studies in 1975, and her law degree from Georgetown U. in 1978. After working as a State Department attorney for two years, in 1980 she was named special assistant to the general counsel of the U.S. Department of Commerce. She entered private legal practice in 1986 and later joined the San Francisco firm of Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Robertson & Falk. She left Stanford in 1999 and devoted herself to writing and community activism. She wrote of numerous articles on justice and equality, and won the Hedgebrook writing retreat's Hochstadt Prize for her memoir-in-progress, Falling Up to Grace. She volunteered with Project Read in East Palo Alto, served on the board of the Savage Jazz Dance Company in Oakland, and, since 2003, was the below-market-rate housing administrator at the Palo Alto Housing Corp, helping low-income buyers understand home ownership. With 14 other women, she filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Labor alleging discrimination throughout the University's graduate programs; the complaint is still active. Survivors: her husband, Dieter Folta; a stepson, Olaf Folta; her parents, Ralph and Gwendolyn Mabry; two brothers; and one sister.

1920s

Carolyn Frances Gooden Beckwith, '27 (classics), of Alhambra, Calif., May 9, at 100. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa. She was active in her church and the Episcopal Church Women, serving as diocesan officer of that group in Illinois. Her husband, Sterling Beckwith, '27, and a daughter predeceased her. Survivors: one son, Herbert; one daughter, Diana Beckwith Gazis, '55; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one sister.

1930s

Eleanor Burgess Rodgerson McKinnon, '31 (pre-clinical medical sciences), MD '35, April 24, at 97. She was the first female obstetrics and gynecology specialist in Sacramento. After graduating from medical school, she was a resident at Children's Hospital in San Francisco and then at the Chicago Maternity Center. In 1939 she established a private obstetrics practice in Sacramento and was the volunteer resident physician at Sacramento's Fairhaven Home for unmarried mothers. She was a member of the Sutter General Hospital and Mercy Hospital staffs, a diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and a member of several professional organizations. With her husband, she spent time in Afghanistan in the 1960s as a volunteer obstetrician and medical trainer. Later she wrote a syndicated newspaper column, "Questions Women Ask," served as a UC-Davis School of Medicine faculty member, and worked for the Student Health Clinic at Sacramento State College, where she retired from active medical practice in 1979. She continued to write magazine articles until her death. In 2000 she received the Golden Stethoscope Award from the Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society for her service to the community. Her husband, Donald, predeceased her. Survivors: three sons, John, Donald and William; one daughter, Jane; four grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

James Cornell Coombs, '32 (general engineering), of Sacramento, May 4, at 96. For more than 30 years he served with the Sacramento division of the Army Corps of Engineers. His first wife, Kathryn, died in 1980. His second wife, Jeanne Gray Coombs, also predeceased him. Survivors: two sons, James Jr., '61, and David; one daughter, Judi Chiboucas; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a brother.

Barbara Jane Dodge Dawson, '36 (communication), of San Francisco, May 4, at 92, after a short illness. Survivors: two sons, William Myers and Thomas, '70, MBA '78; and four grandchildren, including Andrew Dawson, '03.

Theresa Wilbur Paist, '38 (preclinical medical sciences), MD '42, of Menlo Park, April 9, at 90. She worked at Stanford as an anesthesiologist, and in 1970 helped found Lytton Gardens, housing for older adults that provides retirement and skilled nursing facilities. In 1976, she helped found Kara, a Palo Alto nonprofit that provides support and education to individuals, families and organizations coping with death and dying. She was an elder in the First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto and in 1980 won the Sertoma Club's Service to Mankind Award. She was the niece of Ray Lyman Wilbur, Class of 1896, MA '97, MD '99, Stanford's third president. Survivors include seven nieces and nephews.

Wayne Donald Close, '39 (general engineering), of Wallis, Texas, December 6, at 91. In 1942 he enlisted in the Navy as a civil engineer and helped manage the construction of the Houston's Naval hospital. He worked most of his life as a manufacturer's representative for lighting firms and oversaw the lighting for Houston's Jones Hall. Survivors: his wife, Peggy; and one son, Frederick, '65.

Lucille Maude Cook Nanney, '39 (Spanish), MA '70 (linguistics), of Phoenix, October 9, 2006, at 88. She began a career in journalism in the Panama Canal Zone, where she met her husband, David, MA '66. He died in 2002. A military wife, she traveled the world and returned to Stanford to earn a master's degree. She authored a series of articles for her care facility's newsletter. Survivors: two daughters, Suellyn Fry and Sylvia Fitzgerald, '67; two sons, David Jr., '65, MA '68, and Donald, '71; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

1940s

John Montgomery Curtin, '40 (general engineering), of Carlsbad, Calif., May 11, at 88. He served in the Navy during World War II and worked for more than 30 years in aerospace design and management. His cockpit designs were used in the F-14 as well as Sikorsky and Boeing helicopters. Survivors: his wife of 65 years, Margaret (Rea, '41); two sons, Meade "Bud" and David; and one daughter, Dana.

Arthur James Ford, '40 (social science and social thought), of Carmichael, Calif., May 18. He played trumpet in the LSJUMB. After serving in the Navy during World War II, he worked for the Del Monte Corporation and lived in Texas and the Philippines before returning to California. His wife of 56 years, Ruth, predeceased him. Survivors: two sons, David and Geoffrey; and four grandchildren.

Howard K. Linder, '40 (pre-clinical medical science), of Sacramento, March 28, at 88. He earned his medical degree at Cornell U. in 1944 and served his residency at New York Hospital. He was in the Navy during World War II, then built his medical practice in Sacramento, where he worked for 45 years. He was on the staff at Sutter Memorial, Sutter General and Mercy hospitals until his retirement in 1991. He wrote for medical journals, edited the Bulletin of the Sacramento County Medical Society, and was a published author on the California ghost town of Bodie. Survivors: His wife of nearly 30 years, Jeanne; two sons, William "Buck" and Clint; two step-daughters, Jonid Arneson and Susan Campbell; four grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; and his first wife, Barbara Hayes.

John D. "Jack" Webster, '41 (political science), JD '49, of Saratoga, Calif., April 29, at 87. He practiced law at Beresford and Webster in San Jose before joining IBM in 1957 as their legal counsel. He set up IBM's San Jose legal department, and later, their San Jose human resources organization, retiring in 1980. He served as chair of the Saratoga Planning Commission for five years and chair of the board of directors of Goodwill Industries in San Jose and San Benito, Calif., counties in the 1950s. His wife of 61 years, Barbara, died in 2004. Survivors: two daughters, Anne Hayden and Jonnine Sue; one son, Richard; one grandson; one sister; and one brother.

Barbara Gene Herr David, '43 (history), of Santa Fe, N.M., January 5, at 85. She worked briefly for Douglas Aircraft and did volunteer hospital work. Survivors: her husband of 64 years, Robert, '42; one daughter, Nancy; one son, Richard; and two grandchildren.

Robert W. "D" Hughey, '43 (chemistry), of Lafayette, Calif., May 16, at 86. He served as an intelligence officer with the Army Air Corps during World War II and worked for the Atomic Energy Commission, the Energy Research Development Agency, and later, the Department of Energy. Survivors: his wife of 60 years, Joan; three daughters; and four grandchildren.

Helen Francette Savory Salisbury, '44 (bacteriology), of Seal Beach, Calif., May 3, at 84, of Alzheimer's disease. She was a member of Delta Gamma. After graduation, she worked in research laboratories at Caltech and served as a communications officer in the WAVES from 1944 to 1946. After the war, she studied painting at the Art Center School of Design in Pasadena, Calif. She was active in many community organizations and helped spearhead the first nonprofit senior center in Southern California, the Pasadena Senior Center, in 1960. Survivors: her husband of 60 years, Donald, '44; two daughters, Cynthia Leglise, '72, MBA '82, and Susan Russell, '73; one son, Donald Jr.; and six grandchildren.

Dorothy Edith "Dodie" Stubbs Bleck, '45 (political science), of Seattle, April 1, at 83, of an embolism. She began a career in social work in Portland, Ore., earned a master's degree in social work from UC-Berkeley in 1961, worked at the Menlo Park VA hospital, and joined early efforts to deinstitutionalize disabled persons, helping to develop an offsite motel into a group home where mentally ill veterans could pursue vocational opportunities. Survivors: her son, Sean; two grandchildren; and one brother.

Joey Nell Ryan-Leonard, '45 (communication), of Scottsdale, Ariz., May 11, at 83. She worked for Ryan-Evans Drug Stores, her family company, before it was sold in 1968, and for Goldwater's department store; she later became a flight attendant for American Airlines. She was active in numerous charitable organizations. Her daughter Joanna died in 1967. Survivors: one daughter, Sandy Gercke; one son, Rob; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

John Michael Julius, '46 (political science), of Menlo Park, June 1, at 87. He served in the Army Air Corps before working as a writer for the San Francisco Chronicle, and, with his wife, Luann Travis, operating Rossotti's Beer Garden in Portola Valley. After leaving the Chronicle, he worked as an editor at the Wall Street Journal. Later, he began a real estate career, managing the San Jose offices first at Coldwell Banker and then at Norris, Beggs and Simpson. He later opened his own company, developing Gavilan Plaza in South San Jose and redeveloping Strawberry Park Shopping Center. Luann predeceased him. Survivors: two daughters, Joann Law, '75, and Christine Thurmond; one son, John III, '80; six grandchildren; and one sister, Helen Ernst, '52.

Roberta Grace Robinson Bolton, '48 (biological sciences), of Carmichael, Calif., May 27, at 81, of natural causes. She was a member of the board of directors of Merchants National Bank, Sacramento's oldest lending institution, started by her father in 1921. Her son, Thomas, predeceased her. Survivors include her husband, Thomas, MA '47.

David Baldwin Heyler Jr., '48 (political science), JD '51, of Pebble Beach, Calif., May 21, at 80. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. He practiced law in Los Angeles and was an active member of the Stanford alumni board of directors and the athletic board. In 1979 he received Stanford's Gold Spike award, the University Office of Development's highest honor for volunteer service. Upon his retirement he was involved with numerous charitable organizations. Survivors: his wife, Joan "Toni" (Dekker, '50); three daughters, Elizabeth "Lisa" Patton, '76, Kathy, '86, and Mandy; and four granddaughters, including Molly Knight, '03.

Curtis Price Lindley, '48 (interdisciplinary), of Palm Desert, Calif., February 6, at 83. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. Survivors: his wife of 58 years, Mary (Black, '48); two daughters, Jayne Stamm and Kathryn Egly; and five grandchildren.

Jean Emily Fernyhough Sandeno, '48 (psychology), of San Diego, January 30, at 81. She earned her master's degree in education at San Diego State U. and taught in the San Diego school system for 20 years. Her husband of 41 years, Robert, died in 2002. Survivors include her daughter, Karen, and a sister.

Norman Bulfinch Schieber, '48 (civil engineering), of Palmdale, Calif., November 3, at 80, of Parkinson's disease. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity and the men's crew team. He attended Stanford Law School for two years. He co-founded HANE Construction Co. in Southern California and eventually became president and sole owner. He retired in 1988. His wife Shirley (Dalton, '51) predeceased him. Survivors: his wife Irma Reed; two sons, Michael and Craig; one daughter, Harmony Gates; and one sister, Margery Schieber Silk, '46.

Winston Wright Hill, '49 (history), MBA '51, of Chico, Calif., May 6, of cancer. During World War II, he served in the Navy. He earned his PhD from the U. of Washington and taught management and communications at CSU-Chico from 1957 to 1993. He wrote An Emmel Chronicle, the history of his wife's family, and was an elder at the Bidwell Presbyterian Church. Survivors: his wife, Bettie; two daughters, Marguerite Roberson and Nora Shigemoto; and five grandchildren.

Sherwood Hoogs, '49 (civil engineering), MBA '55, of Los Altos, April 10, at 80, of heart failure. He was a member of Alpha Delta Phi fraternity and of the men's swim team. He worked for 30 years as a sales engineer for the Owens-Corning Fiberglass company's commercial installations. He served in the Navy during the Korean War and later was a retired commanding officer of the Navy Reserve's telecommunication censorship division. Survivors: his wife of 50 years, Kathleen; two daughters, Rebecca King and Deborah Whitson; and five grandchildren.

1950s

Virginia Ann Harrison Hews, '50 (education), of Riverside, Calif., March 23, at 78, of complications from a seizure. She taught elementary school and, later, special education at Riverside Polytechnic High School. She was active in civic affairs. Her husband, John, '50, predeceased her. Survivors: four daughters, Beth Jewell, Julie Hews-Everett, Melinda, '79, and Jennifer; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Alfred Thomas Mannon Jr., '50 (petroleum engineering), of Shell Beach, Calif., February 22, at 80, of Parkinson's disease. He was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He served in the Army Air Corps for two years, and was a drilling superintendent for Union Oil of California for 30 years, retiring in 1985. He was active in religious organizations and for six years served as chair of the board of Threshold Ministries, which operates an orphanage and church in Linjiang, China. He and his two brothers established an endowed scholarship in the School of Earth Sciences in 1982 for geology and petroleum engineering students. Survivors: his wife of 52 years, Norma; four daughters, Leslie Pilcher, '76, MS '77, Shirley McDonald, Linda and Beverly; one son, Michael; six grandchildren; and two brothers, William, '43, and Robert, '50.

Richard Frank Dewey, '56 (biological sciences), of Colfax, Calif., April 12, of heart failure. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He began a Navy career as security officer at the U.S. Naval Biological Laboratory in Oakland. In 1967 the lieutenant commander commenced a dual assignment with the Naval Advisory Group, Republic of Vietnam, and the U.S. Navy River Patrol Force in the Mekong Delta. He saw combat action during the Tet Offensive of 1968. He was later executive officer and commanding officer, and in 1978 was promoted to the rank of captain. His final tour of duty was as commanding officer, Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Readiness Center in Sacramento, and he retired in 1987. He received the Bronze Star with Combat Action Ribbon among his citations and service medals. Survivors: his wife, Diane; four children; and seven grandchildren.

Theodore E. Deaton, '57 (history), JD '65, of Bellevue, Wash., March 16, at 71. He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and the basketball team. He earned his MBA from the Wharton School and practiced law in Seattle. Survivors: his wife of 48 years, Jan (Winkler, '57); two daughters, Christine Tonsfeldt and Laurie; one son, Theodore Jr.; and five grandchildren.

Tor Dovre Folkedal, '57 (economics), of Alexandria, Va., April 28, at 70, of leukemia. He served as a first lieutenant in the Navy before earning graduate degrees from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and Harvard Business School. His career in international banking led him to join the executive ranks of Citibank in Japan, then serve as director of Citibank, Asian Executive Development Center in Manila, Philippines, and head of Citibank Korea. He later was president of Citibank International in Chicago and head of the banking group of Citibank in Hong Kong. He also served as area head of Latin America/Caribbean and North America/Caribbean for First National Bank of Chicago, senior vice president of Crocker Bank and CIO of several banks, including the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, which supports U.S. investment in emerging markets. Survivors: his wife, Cynthia; three children, Kirsten, Tor Christian and Carlin; one granddaughter; and two brothers, including Arne, '67.

Herbert Henri Eduard Hymans, '57 (history), of Paris, May 5, at 72, of heart disease. He earned a PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science and joined the U.S. Department of State as a foreign service officer with postings in Spain and Venezuela. Later he taught in Stanford's History of Western Civilization program. In 1984 he became assistant director of the Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities (now the Getty Research Institute). He retired in 1997. For his work at the Getty, the Federal Republic of Germany awarded him the Bundesverdienstkreuz (the German Order of Merit), and the French Republic awarded him the Palmes Académiques. He served on the board of the Friends of the Villa Aurora for many years. Survivors include a nephew.

1960s

John C. Steinhauser, '61 (chemistry), of Seattle, May 4, at 68, of chronic lymphocytic leukemia. He was involved with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team in Training. Survivors: his wife of 29 years, Barbara; three daughters, Marlo, Maggie and Paula; and a sister.

Frank Parks Weaver Jr., '61 (economics), of Olympia, Wash., April 26, at 67, of pancreatic cancer. He wrote for the Stanford Daily and graduated from the Gonzaga School of Law in 1967. He practiced domestic relations law, the last 18 years of which he was a sole practitioner. Survivors: his wife of 39 years, Toni; three children, Michelle Carey, Lissa Baier and F.P. IV; three grandchildren; one sister; and one brother, S. Alan, '60.

1970s

Eugene Raymond Trone, '73 (civil engineering), of Oregon City, Ore., May 5, at 57. He owned Trone Construction Services. Survivors: his wife, Susan; three daughters, Mardi, Erica and Kristin; two sons, Adam and Matthew; one grandchild; his parents, Darlene and Raymond; two brothers; and two sisters.

1980s

Gustavo Galindo, '89 (Spanish and communication), of Mountain View, February 11, at 39. At Stanford and after graduation, he worked at the libraries and as an admissions coordinator before joining several local start-ups. He worked at Sunset magazine and later became the site manager for Bookshare.org, where he was responsible for the growth of the book collection available to the sight-impaired. Survivors include his partner, Mathieu Farrugia, '97.

2000s

Amy Farwell Christeson Strutzenberg, '03 (economics), MA '03 (sociology), of San Mateo, June 3, at 25, in a car accident. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. After graduating, she joined Edgar, Dunn & Co. in San Francisco, and last year became their youngest senior consultant. She was active in her church, spent time tutoring and had volunteered at an orphanage in the Dominican Republic. She and her husband, Tyson, MS '03, were scheduled to start the MBA program at UCLA this year. Survivors: her husband; her parents, Jon and Cindy Christeson; one sister, Kelly Callaghan, '01; and her grandparents, including Frank, '53, MBA '55, and Allan Jean (Farwell, '53) Trane.

BUSINESS

Perry Day Quick, MBA '72, PhD '80 (economics), of Washington, D.C., May 1, at 61, of colorectal cancer. He was a senor staff economist for the Council of Economic Advisers during the Carter and Reagan administrations. He earned his bachelor's degree at Cornell U. and while at Stanford took a leave of absence to serve as the first economist in the Federal Energy Administration's Office of Energy Conservation. His analysis helped policy makers separate the energy consumption impact of government programs from the effects of the three-fold rise in oil prices. Two years later, he became a senior economist at the Federal Reserve Board. Later, he worked for the Roosevelt Center for American Policy Studies until 1985, when he established the economic consulting firm Quick, Finan and Associates. When it was bought by Ernst & Young, he built up the firm's economic consulting and quantitative analysis group and published its Business Economic Update. He joined CRA International in 2002 as vice president. He was a member of numerous professional and civic organizations. Survivors: his wife, Linda Donaldson; two children, Elliot and Abby; one stepdaughter, Katie Flegal; his mother, Barbara Marshall; and a brother.

EDUCATION

Mae Catherine Wittenmyer Young, MA '49, of Lexington, Va., May 21, at 86, of Alzheimer's disease. She earned her bachelor's degree from San Francisco State U. and taught elementary school in Bay Area cities and Fairbanks, Alaska. Later, she worked at Georgetown and American universities and for the AARP as a health insurance specialist. Survivors: her husband of 61 years, Kenneth, MA '47, PhD '53; one son, Bruce; two granddaughters; and one sister.

ENGINEERING

Robert Goode Rockwell, Engr. '49 (electrical engineering), of Phoenix, January 4, at 84. He earned a bachelor's degree in 1944 from the U. of Colorado, Boulder. During World War II, he served in the Navy; his career was in electrical engineering. He was involved with many community associations and civic organizations. Survivors: his wife of 45 years, Norma Jean; one son, Michael; three daughters, Laura Amundson, Melanie Vitenor and Robyn Elkins; seven grand- children; and one great-grandchild.

Theodore Harold Maiman, MS '51 (electrical engineering), PhD '55 (physical science), of Vancouver, B.C., May 5, at 79, of systemic mastocytosis. After serving in the Navy, he earned his bachelor's degree from the U. of Colorado. He worked for Hughes Research Laboratories, and used ruby crystal to build the first operational laser in the United States. He left Hughes shortly after and founded Korad before serving as a consultant for the aerospace firm TRW. In later years, he wrote a memoir, The Laser Odyssey, and helped develop the biomedical engineering curriculum at Vancouver's Simon Fraser U. He received several awards for his laser, including the Fannie and John Hertz Science Award, the 1984 Wolf Prize and the 1987 Japan Prize. He was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 1984. His daughter, Sheri, predeceased him. Survivors: his wife of 23 years, Kathleen; one stepdaughter, Cynthia Sanford; and a granddaughter.

HUMANITIES & SCIENCES

Kenneth Paige Allen II, MA '65 (French), of Palo Alto, May 3, of Alzheimer's disease. He served in the Army and Army Active Reserve, and was called to serve during the Korean War just after finishing his bachelor's degree at the U. of San Francisco. Later, he worked as an intelligence officer and was assigned as State Department attaché to posts in Paris, Washington, D.C., and Rabat, Morocco. Survivors: his wife, Judith; two daughters, Pikke and Heidi; and two grandchildren.

John A. Williams, DMA '67 (music), of Encinitas, Calif., April 18, at 86. He earned his bachelor's degree at the U. of Oregon and served in the Army during World War II. He then earned a master's degree from Teachers College, Columbia U. before coming to Stanford. He was a music teacher since 1948, and became the director of the San Diego Naval Training Center's Bluejacket Choir in 1965, a position he held for 20 years. He led the group in numerous performances, including an appearance on TV's The Ed Sullivan Show in the 1970s. His wife, Elizabeth, died in 2005. Survivors include one sister.

LAW

Walter J. Desmond, JD '33, of Long Beach, Calif., May 3, at 97, of natural causes. He was an attorney and judge for nearly 60 years. He earned his bachelor's degree from Harvard in 1930. During World War II, he served in the Navy before returning to private practice in Long Beach. In 1974, he was named president of the Long Beach Bar Association, and served as judge pro tem of the Long Beach Municipal Court from 1970 to 1983. He retired in 1995. His wife, Virginia (Daugherty, '32) predeceased him. Survivors: four sons, Walter, Dennis, Timothy and John; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two sisters.

MEDICINE

Edward John Hurley, MD '57, of El Macero, Calif., May 13, at 76. He was an early faculty member and former administrator of the UC-Davis School of Medicine. He earned his bachelor's degree from the U. of San Francisco, and after medical school was named an investigator of the American Heart Association and postdoctoral fellow of the National Institutes of Health. He was chosen to participate in early cardiac transplantation research with Dr. Norman Shumway at Stanford and held positions at Stanford Hospital and Veterans' Hospital in Palo Alto before joining UC-Davis. He played a key role in the growth of the UC-Davis School of Medicine, founding the thoracic and cardiovascular surgery program and helping shape the school's courses. He served as first chief of cardiac surgery at the UC-Davis Medical Center. In 1983, he was named associate dean of the medical school. He founded their alumni association and established the UC-Davis Health System Leadership Council. He retired in 1993 and for three years served as a consultant to the hospital director. He was active in community organizations, serving on the board of several, including the March of Dimes and the Sacramento Public Library Foundation. He was named an honorary consul to New Zealand in 1997. Survivors: his wife, Starr; and one son, Brandon.

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