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Tim L. Baldwin, of Palo Alto, August 27, at 67. He coached the women’s golf team for 20 years. A graduate of Michigan State U., he had a career in sales before helping start the women’s golf program at Stanford in 1979. He aided in the development of collegiate women’s golf nationally and was inducted into the National Golf Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1998. Although he suffered a stroke in 1996, he continued to offer golf clinics and give lessons until his death. Survivors: his wife, Tobi; two daughters, Terri Ann Tierney and Jennifer Birkeland; one stepdaughter, Martha Richards Freitag, ’92; two stepsons, Daniel and Robert Richards; eight grandchildren; and three stepgrandchildren.
Marvin Chodorow, of Stanford, October 17, at 92, of natural causes. He was a pioneer in the development of the klystron tube, which generates and amplifies high-frequency electromagnetic waves and is used in particle accelerators, satellite communications systems, medical technology and radar. His research centered on the theory and design of microwave and traveling wave tubes. He designed and tested the first multi-megawatt klystrons, which were used for Stanford’s linear electron accelerator from 1947 to 1950. Later versions were used in SLAC’s atom smasher and also in medical accelerators that today treat thousands of cancer patients. He also worked in microwave acoustics and quantum electronics. He earned his bachelor’s degree in physics from the U. of Buffalo in 1934 and earned his doctorate at MIT in physics in 1939. He worked for Pennsylvania State College and the College of the City of New York, and as a senior project engineer at Sperry Gyroscope Company, before coming to Stanford’s physics department in 1947. From 1959 to 1978, he directed the microwave laboratory (renamed the Edward L. Ginzton Laboratory) and from 1962 to 1968, he served as head of the division of applied physics. Later, he was head of the newly formed department of applied physics. He received many awards, including the W.R.G. Baker Award from the Institute of Radio Engineers in 1962 and the Lamme Medal from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in 1989. He co-authored Fundamentals of Microwave Electronics (1964) and wrote 40 technical articles. He held at least a dozen patents and was involved with numerous academic and professional organizations. Survivors: his wife, Leah; two daughters, Nancy and Joan; and two grandchildren.
Gordon A. Craig, of Los Altos Hills, October 30, at 91, of heart failure. A prolific author and distinguished historian of modern Germany, he earned his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees at Princeton and taught there for 20 years before coming to Stanford in 1961. He chaired the history department from 1972 to 1975 and again from 1978 until his retirement in 1979. He served as president of the American Historical Association in 1981. The author of a dozen books, he became a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books after his retirement. His 1982 book, The Germans, earned him nominations for the Los Angeles Times history prize as well as the American Book Award in history. He was a political analyst for the Office of Strategic Services and worked for the State Department during World War II, and throughout his career was consulted by politicians and the media on changes in modern Germany. Survivors: his wife of 66 years, Phyllis; three daughters, Deborah Preston, Susan, ’63, and Martha, ’67; one son, Charles, ’79; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.Hans Samelson, of Stanford, September 22, at 89, of natural causes. A prominent mathematician in differential geometry, topology, and the theory of Lie groups and Lie algebras, he was the author of two textbooks and many research articles. In 1940, he earned his doctorate from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and in 1941 accepted a position at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton. Later, he taught at the U. of Wyoming, Syracuse U. and the U. of Michigan. He came to Stanford in 1960, where he received the Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1977 and served as chair of the mathematics department from 1979 to 1982. After retiring in 1986, he continued to publish articles on contemporary and historical mathematical subjects. Survivors: his wife, Nancy; two sons, Peter and Roger, ’81; one daughter, Amy; and two grandchildren.
Henry Taube, of Stanford, November 16, at 89. A Nobel Prize winner in chemistry in 1983, Taube studied oxidation-reduction reactions and demonstrated that electrons move between molecules via temporary bridges. He earned his bachelor’s degree at the U. of Saskatchewan and his doctorate at UC-Berkeley, and taught at Berkeley, Cornell and the U. of Chicago before joining Stanford’s faculty in 1962. He chaired the chemistry department twice, and also served as a consultant to Los Alamos National Laboratory and a Mountain View research firm. He was awarded two Guggenheim fellowships as well as the 1977 National Medal of Science. Survivors: his wife of 53 years, Mary; two sons, Heinrich, ’76, MA ’77, and Karl, ’79; and one daughter, Linda.
Dudley E. Chambers, ’27, Engr. ’28 (electrical engineering), of Schenectady, N.Y., October 20, at 99. He worked for General Electric from 1928 until his retirement in 1967 and helped develop the lighting systems for Radio City Music Hall, the Metropolitan Opera House and the Teatro Nacional in Mexico City. He was a fellow of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers and was involved with numerous other professional organizations. His wives, Mary Alden Schick, Naomi Baker and Martha Nydegger Thomson, predeceased him. Survivors: one stepson, Hugh Thomson; one stepdaughter, Patricia Herr; and five stepgrandchildren.
Lazare F. Bernhard, ’29 (political science), JD ’32, of Pacific Palisades, Calif., June 12, at 96, of natural causes. As a sophomore in 1927, he rescued a man from drowning in a Santa Monica Bay riptide and was awarded a medal and $1,500 from the Carnegie Hero Fund. The money helped pay his way through law school. He practiced law in Los Angeles before becoming a lawyer for the Army in 1942. After World War II, he resumed his practice. Survivors: his wife of 56 years, Lanie; his daughter, Laurie Jo; two sons, John and Paul; and three grandchildren.
Ralph W. Allen, ’31 (political science), Gr. ’34 (law), of Seattle, at 95. He was a member of the track and field team and Delta Kappa Epsilon. He earned his law degree in 1935 from the U. of Washington. He arranged the sale of Rainier ball field to Seattle Brewing and Malting Company and raised hops, grapes and cattle in Eastern Washington and Idaho. He represented AVM Corporation and Rockwell Manufacturing Company by placing voting machines in California, Oregon and Washington. He served as the first secretary and second president of the Washington State Horse Breeder’s Association. His son, George, predeceased him. Survivors: his wife of 60 years, Charlotte; his daughter, Mandy Ramani, ’86; and two granddaughters.
Whitney J. Wright, ’31 (economics), of San Jose, June 26, at 95. He was a member of Theta Chi and the men’s soccer team. He worked for Muirson Label Company, retiring as vice president in charge of sales. During his 45 years of retirement, he was a full-time gardener. His wife of 66 years, Josephine, predeceased him. Survivors: one son, Alan; two daughters, Susan, ’57, and Barbara; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Earl Brewster “Jim” Mitchell, ’36 (preclinical medicine), MD ’40, of Oakland, November 12, at 91. He served in the Army from 1943 to 1946. For 43 years he had a private practice in Oakland. He served as chair of the education committee of the Alameda County Health Care. Survivors: his wife of 65 years, Frances; one daughter, Martha Catherwood; and one grandson.
Lucille Lanier Fortner, ’37 (preclinical medicine), of Silverton, Ore., August 14, at 89. She earned her medical degree from the U. of Oregon Medical School in 1940. After her internship in Texas, she accepted a fellowship to practice pediatric and internal medicine at the Mayo Clinic. In 1945, she joined her father in private practice. She continued to serve the Salem, Ore., area for more than 50 years. Survivors: two daughters, Anne Niccolai and Lanier; one granddaughter; and one great-granddaughter.
Michael A. Gudman, ’38 (chemistry) of Lake Oswego, Ore., September 15, at 92. He earned his MBA from Harvard and held several positions on the East and West coasts before becoming treasurer/controller of White Stag Manufacturing in Portland, Ore., in 1949. In 1951 he joined the Schnitzer Group as its chief financial officer. He remained in that job until he retired in 1980. He served as an adviser to numerous companies and nonprofit organizations and was president of the Portland chapter of the Financial Executives Institute. He served on the board of the Multnomah Athletic Club and as their treasurer in 1986. Survivors: his wife of 55 years, Ruth; two sons, Jeffrey and Jonathan; and three grandsons.
Richard H. Maddux, ’38 (biological sciences), MD ’42, of Occidental, Calif., September 29, at 89. He served in the Navy during World War II. He was an orthopedic surgeon and a member of the American Medical Association. His wife of 64 years, Doris, predeceased him. Survivors: one son, Richard; two daughters, Gail Woolf and Candace, ’66; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
John Baldwin O’Donnell, ’38 (undergraduate law), JD ’41, of San Francisco, October 6, at 87, of cancer. He was a member of Theta Xi fraternity. After graduating from law school, he worked for the Littler & Coakley law firm. In 1942 he enlisted in the Army, serving until 1946. He continued in private practice until 1973, when he was appointed a San Francisco Superior Court commissioner. He was a member of the board of directors of both the Community Music Center and San Francisco Beautiful. He retired in 1986. A 50-year member of the Olympic Club, in recent years he competed on the club’s senior swim team. Survivors: his wife of 56 years, Jean; three daughters, Kathleen Buys, Susan Davenport and Michele Holbrook; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Louis “Bud” Metzger, ’39 (economics), of La Jolla, Calif., July 28, 2004, at 87. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi and the Stanford polo team. He joined the Marine Corps and served during World War II, Korea and Vietnam, rising to the rank of lieutenant general. After retiring, he served as foreman of the San Diego grand jury and as director of San Diego’s Maritime Museum. He was chair of the board of the ssConvention and Visitors Bureau and president of the board of directors of the San Diego Museum of Art. Survivors: his wife, Joan (Hall, ’47); three sons, Dirk, ’65, Peter and Scott; four stepchildren including Noelle Charleson Taber, ’73, and Richard Charleson, ’78; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
H. Morgan Noble, ’42 (general engineering), of Belvedere, Calif., November 23, at 85. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity and pursued graduate studies at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. He was a Navy lieutenant during World War II and later was appointed the first harbor engineer of Orange County, Calif. He served 15 years as a partner in the engineering firm Dames and Moore. He started two consulting firms, Noble Engineering and Noble Coastal and Harbor Engineering. He became a member of the Stanford Associates in 1989 and was awarded a 15-year service pin in 1998. Survivors: his wife of 63 years, Cherry Kellogg Noble, ’43; three sons, Jeffrey, Scott and Ronald; two daughters, Alison and Lynn; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Marilyn T. Barnett Borovoy, ’43 (economics), of San Francisco, October 22, at 83. She taught parliamentary law and was involved in children’s and women’s issues. From 1957 to 1959 she served as president of the National Council of Jewish Women’s San Francisco chapter, and in the early 1970s she was president of Jewish Family and Children’s Services. She also served as president of Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth and the Northern California Coalition for Handgun Control. She was active in numerous other organizations and was appointed to various committees by five mayors. Survivors: her husband, Robert; two daughters, Nancy Casqueiro and Joanne; one son, Ken; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Prudence Dyckman Burtis Scott, ’44 (humanities), of Stockton, Calif., September 27, at 82. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and earned her doctorate in physiology from UC-Berkeley. She was an equestrian and dressage instructor and served as president of the Delta Sierra Chapter of the California Dressage Society. Her husband of 41 years, Richard Scott, ’43, predeceased her. Survivors include: her former husband, Endre Barkoczy; seven nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
Robert W. Ullman, ’45, of Irvine, Calif., August 4, at 82. A member of Zeta Psi fraternity, he served as a naval officer during World War II. He worked as vice president of Metropolitan Mortgage Co. in Los Angeles until 1970 and was president of the AMFAC building division in Southern California until 1976. Survivors: his wife, Gloria; one son, Kurt; one daughter, Karen Ziskin; and three grandchildren.
Jean Louise Richards Madigan, ’46 (political science), of Portola Valley, October 22, at 80. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi. An active volunteer with many organizations, she was instrumental in the design and planting of the Daffodil Dell in Holbrook-Palmer Park and the landscaping of the Atherton train station. Survivors: her husband, Richard, ’46, MBA ’49; her son, Brian, ’71; and her daughter, Nancy.
Edmund Silverbrand, ’46 (physical science), MA ’50 (education), of Elk Grove, Calif., November 5, at 93. He was a glider pilot during World War II and after earning his master’s degree, he worked as a teacher and administrator in King City, Salinas, East Palo Alto and Oxnard, Calif. He served as president of the California Elementary School Administrators Association (later the Association of California School Administrators), and in 1971 became a lobbyist for the Riverside County Office of Education, retiring in his late 80s. Survivors: his wife, Esther; three sons, Richard, David and Peter; two stepdaughters, Beverly Sievers and Karen Dahlbeck; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Winslow L. Christian, ’47 (undergraduate law), JD ’49, of Camptonville, Calif., November 15, at 79, after being struck by a car. He served in the Navy during World War II. A nationally recognized expert in court administration, he served as California’s deputy state attorney general from 1951 to 1952, district attorney of Sierra County from 1955-1958 and secretary of health and welfare in the administration of Gov. Pat Brown from 1963 to 1964. He was appointed to the Court of Appeal in San Francisco in 1968. In 1971 he became the first executive director of the National Center for State Courts, and in 1983 he retired. He later worked as director of litigation for Bank of America and in 1992 worked as a private arbitrator. His wife, Donna (Hammond, ’47), died in 1999. Survivors: one son, Jason; two daughters, Megan Wright, ’77, and Sidonie; and five grandchildren.
John Garland Bowes, ’50 (economics), of San Francisco, October 26, at 77, of a heart attack. He was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and earned his MBA from Harvard. An entrepreneur, he spent 30 years building Kransco Group, the largest privately owned toy company in the nation. Kransco acquired Wham-O, which popularized toys like the Frisbee, Slip’N Slide and hula hoop. Kransco later acquired Morey Boogie boards, Hacky Sack and Power Wheels. Bowes and his business partner sold the company to Mattel in 1994. He then purchased Yakima, a luggage rack manufacturer, and sold it seven years later. He next bought Camelbak, which made hands-free hydration systems for mountain bikers, in 1996, built the company up and sold it in 2003. He was an art enthusiast and served on several art councils including the Museum of Modern Art International Council in New York. Survivors: His wife, Frances; three daughters, Alexandra, Diana Bowes Weller, ’82, and Elena Marano; and nine grandchildren.
Robert E. Badham, ’51 (architecture), of Newport Beach, Calif., October 21, at 76, of a heart attack. He spent 26 years as a lawmaker in the California Assembly and U.S. Congress. At Stanford, he played on the water polo and volleyball teams and was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. He served in the Navy during the Korean War, and worked in his family’s hardware business before being elected to represent Orange County, Calif., in the Assembly in 1962. In 1976, he was elected to Congress, where he served until 1989. He served as a member of the House Armed Services procurement subcommittee, co-authored a law that created an environmental fund with fees from personalized license plates, and sponsored laws to protect tidal pools along the California coast, where a refuge is named for him. Later in life, he worked as a consultant for defense firms and other businesses and worked for a family real estate and investment company. Survivors: his wife, Anne; three daughters, Phyllis Alzamora, Jennifer Stewart and Sharron; two sons, Robert and William; and 11 grandchildren.
Morris Hyman, ’51 (undergraduate law), JD ’53, of Fremont, Calif., October 17, at 84, of cancer. He received a Purple Heart and a Silver Star during World War II. In 1964 he founded Fremont Bank. He became president of the bank in 1970 and remained chair of the board until his death. He was involved with many community activities and organizations and contributed to several large projects, including the Morris and Alvirda Hyman Hall for Business and Technology at Ohlone College. Survivors: his wife of 64 years, Alvirda; two sons, Alan, ’70, and Howard; one daughter, Hattie; five grandchildren; and one stepgreat-granddaughter.
Eugene F. “Bud” Reid, ’51, MS ’52 (geology), of Carpinteria, Calif., October 2, at 79. He served in the Navy from 1944 to 1946 and worked for Shell before becoming vice president of Gene Reid Drilling Co.—his father’s company—in 1956. The company merged with Occidental Petroleum in 1959 and he worked as exploration manager, later becoming executive vice president in charge of worldwide oil exploration and production. In 1971 he began independent work, forming Sunburst Exploration and, later, Vortex Petroleum. He joined the American Association of Professional Geologists in 1952 and received the Public Needs award in 1986 and honorary membership in 1991. He was a past AAPG president and treasurer of the AAPG Foundation. The E.F. Reid Scouting Fund and the E.F. Reid Dibblee Fund were named for him. The former supports programs that teach geology to young people; the latter supports the work of the Thomas W. Dibblee Jr. Center for Geology. Survivors include his wife, Marjorie (Reese, MA ’51); one daughter, Jenny; and three sons, Kip, Scott and Chet.
Arleen Ruth Tunison Tweedy, ’52 (psychology), of Sacramento, October 20, at 74, of Alzheimer’s. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She worked on the John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson presidential campaigns and served as a volunteer for the League of Women Voters before becoming a lobbyist for the league from 1969 to 1971. She later served on the league’s state board of directors for California. Her son, Tony, ’77, predeceased her. Survivors: her husband, Tom, ’50, JD ’57; one son, Chuck; one daughter, Sue Tweedy Schwertscharf; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. John Francis McKenna, ’53, MA ’78 (education), of Lakewood, Colo., November 9, at 75. He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and the football team. After graduation he worked for Stanford’s athletic department as an assistant football coach. Survivors include his wife, Pat, and two sons, Chris and Danny.
David Whitney “Whit” Barrick, ’54 (political science), of Pasadena, Calif., October 6, of colon cancer. He earned his master’s degree from Columbia U. in 1960 and joined Security Pacific National Bank, serving as its Far East representative in Tokyo from 1969 to 1972 and as general manager from 1972 to 1975. He was managing director of Security Pacific Investment Advisers Ltd. in Hong Kong from 1980 to 1981 and retired in 1992 as vice president of Security Pacific Corporation. An avid sailor, he won the U.S. National Championship in the enterprise class for dinghies in the 1960s. Survivors include his sister, Cynthia “Cinnie” Barrick Lewis, ’53, and several nieces and nephews.
Donald Eugene Arndt, ’55 (economics), of Berkeley, October 13, at 78. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the U. of Chicago before coming to Stanford. After graduating he worked for Safeway at their headquarters in San Francisco. He retired from Maui Land and Pineapple Co. in 1992. He served as treasurer for Berkeley Missionary Homes and supported many arts organizations. Survivors: his wife, Ann; two sons, Philip and Eric; one daughter, Jennifer Cirelli; and four grandchildren.
Dennis Rorke Murphy, ’55, of San Francisco, October 6, at 73, of cancer. In 1958, at the age of 25, he published his only novel, international bestseller The Sergeant. It won the Joseph Henry Jackson gold medal for a first novel in progress in 1957 and the Commonwealth Club medal for the best work of fiction by a California writer in 1958. In more than 30 years as a screenwriter, he earned two dozen screen credits for his work and wrote the script for the 1971 film of his novel. Survivors: his wife, Kelly; one daughter, Sarah; one son, John; and two grandsons.
Harry Joe Brown, ’56, of New York, November 23, at 71, of prostate cancer. He was a real estate executive who recruited leading architects for a housing development in the Hamptons. After attending Stanford, he completed his degree at Yale and then earned a master’s degree at Oxford as a Marshall scholar. He worked as a screenwriter, and Duffy, a robbery caper, was produced in 1970 by Columbia Pictures. He also produced off-Broadway plays, including works by Edward Albee, Samuel Beckett and Tennessee Williams. He became involved with real estate with the purchase of 188 acres in Beverly Hills, and in the mid-1990s he acquired 56 acres in the Hamptons. The residential development became known for its roster of top architects, smaller home sizes and lower prices than most area homes. Survivors: two former wives, Karen Dempsey and Catherine Nelson Brown; two daughters, Morgan and Esme; and one grandson.
Arthur F. Dauer, ’58 (electrical engineering), of Menlo Park, October 6, at 69. He was on the gymnastics team. He earned his MBA from Santa Clara U. in 1969 and worked for Hewlett-Packard for 28 years. When he left he was companywide director of human resources. In 1990, he began work as corporate vice president and chief human resources officer for Northrop Corporation (now Northrop-Grumman). In his retirement, he served on boards and councils for many organizations, including the Stanford Athletic Board and the Sensory Access Foundation. He was a member of the board of overseers at the Hoover Institution and an executive fellow for the Center on Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Santa Clara U. Survivors: his wife, Anne O’Neil Dauer, ’60; one son, Christopher, MBA ’91; one daughter, Lesley; and one grandson.
James K. Cross, ’69 (history), of Huntington Beach, Calif., October 16, at 58, of lung cancer. He was a member of the football team and Delta Tau Delta fraternity. He earned his master’s degree at CSU-Dominguez Hills in 1976 and his doctorate at Pepperdine in 1985. He began teaching at Oak Junior High School in Los Alamitos, Calif., and later transferred to Los Alamitos High School, where he taught until his death. He was a professor of education at CSU-Long Beach and was involved in several community organizations. Survivors include his wife, Adrienne, and his son, Douglas.
James Edwin Kuhn, '86 (Slavic languages), of El Centro, Calif., August 29, at 41. After graduation he returned to work on his family's farm, which he developed into a large farming, processing and exporting company with 200 employees. He founded KF Dairy in 1992 and, in conjunction with Gossner Foods of Utah, established Imperial Valley Cheese. He also created the Salton Sea International Bird Festival. Survivors: his wife, Heidi (Minch, '87); one son, Fritz; one daughter, Vienna; and his parents, Fritz and Madeline (Hall, '48) Kuhn.
Charles Howard Janin, MBA ’42, of Palo Alto, July 9, at 89. He earned his bachelor’s degree in geological engineering from UC-Berkeley and worked as a mining engineer before coming to Stanford. After graduation, he joined W.R. Ames Co. and retired as its president in the early 1970s. He served on the board of directors of Tab Products and H.S. Watson Co. and was president of the National Sprinkler Irrigation Association. He was involved with many charitable organizations. His wife, Frances, predeceased him. Survivors: two daughters, Barbara Walton and Judith Chambers; and six grandchildren, including Leslie Walton, ’96.
Raymond Richard Lyon, MBA ’57, of Atherton, October 18, at 76. He earned his bachelor’s degree at UCLA. After working briefly in a family retail business, he became a small-business investor and real estate developer. Survivors: his wife, Margaret “Nin” (Leonardini, ’52); two daughters, Susan “Suki” Lyon Eyre, ’83, MBA ’92, and Patricia Lyon Allen; two sons, Grant and Todd; and eight grandchildren.
Hugh K. Lancaster Sr., Gr. ’33 (mining), of Independence, Mo., September 21, at 97. He earned his bachelor’s degree at UC-Berkeley and worked all over the United States as well as in the Philippines, Argentina, Sweden, England, Canada, the Dominican Republic, Japan and Mexico. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Baker, Ore., for more than 50 years and was a 33-degree Scottish Rite Mason. His first wife, Alice, predeceased him. Survivors: his wife, June; one son, Hugh; one daughter, Elena Montgomery; one stepdaughter, Judy Kerns; three grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.
James Spencer Marsh, MA ’49, of San Mateo, October 29, at 91. He earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Oregon State U. and served in the Navy for 20 years, retiring with the rank of captain. Later, he worked for Bechtel Corporation and later formed a construction company with his son. He was inducted into the Oregon State U. Engineering Hall of Fame. Survivors: his wife of 57 years, Helen; one son, Jim; one daughter, Marylee Branson; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Florence Anderson Bogner, MA ’56, of Palo Alto, October 21, at 89. At age 13 she left home to work as a nanny in Chicago. She attended nursing school at Children’s Hospital in Buffalo, N.Y., and later worked for Ciba Pharmaceuticals, representing the company at the 1939 World Exposition in San Francisco. After earning her Stanford degree, she was a nurse for the Palo Alto Unified School District. In 1982 she received the Sally Seigel Award for Educators. She retired in 1984. Her husband, John, died in 1965. Survivors: one son, Stephen; one daughter, Joyce; and two grandsons.
Edward M. Fryer, Engr. ’40 (mechanical engineering), PhD ’43 (physics), of Portola Valley, October 29, at 89. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Pomona College. During World War II he worked on radar at Harvard and MIT. Afterward, he taught physics at Pomona College, spending 20 years in academia. In the 1960s, he moved to Palo Alto to manage the QED division of Varian and later was appointed deputy director of finance by California Gov. Ronald Reagan. Gov. Jerry Brown reappointed him to the Little Hoover Commission. In his retirement he was a docent at Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve. Survivors: his wife of 61 years, Virginia; and two sons, Richard and Robert.
Franklin Fong Ming Lee, PhD ’68 (materials science and engineering), of Yang Ming San, Taiwan and San Jose, September 25, at 71. He worked as an engineering research scientist at IBM in New York and then at Litton Industries in Los Angeles. In 1992 he returned to Taiwan and in 1996 became dean of the department of engineering at Chinese Culture U. Survivors: his wife, Martha Lee, ’65; two daughters, Judy and Margaret, ’87; one son, Benjamin; and six grandchildren.
HUMANITIES & SCIENCES
John Allen O’Connor, MA ’49 (communication), of Port Angeles, Wash., October 23. He was a journalist and one of the country’s leading authorities on Catholicism. A World War II veteran, he graduated from the U. of Notre Dame with a degree in journalism. At Stanford he was a member of the Delta Upsilon fraternity. He taught journalism at the U. of San Francisco and later became editor-in-chief of the Monitor. He served as vice president of the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada. In 1965, he became founding editor and publisher of the Delmarva Dialog. He wrote for many magazines and later worked as an editorialist for the Philadelphia Daily News before being recruited by CBS television in Philadelphia as the company’s director of editorials. He was named Notre Dame’s Man of the Year in 1959, and over the course of his career was recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and received the National Journalist Award for content and editorials. He wrote three books on the subject of Catholicism: The People Versus Rome, The Pain of Renewal and American Catholic Exodus. Survivors: his wife, Sara Lee (Anderson, ’53); one daughter, Shauna; and three sons, Paul, Chris and Mike.
Richard B. Phillips, PhD ’53 (Latin American studies), of Grand Junction, Colo., July 29. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Western State College in Colorado. He served in the military during World War II and for more than 20 years worked as a cultural affairs officer in the U.S. embassies in Guatemala, Brazil, Spain and Mexico. His wife, Frances, predeceased him. Survivors: two daughters; and two grandsons.
David Aaron Salzberg, PhD ’51 (chemistry), of San Mateo, January 2, 2005, at 84. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the U. of Chicago and his master’s degree from UC-Berkeley. A noted cancer researcher, he published more than 20 articles in scientific journals and received a Scholar in Cancer Research award from the American Cancer Society. His wife, Evelyn, predeceased him. Survivors include: four children; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Stuart Campen Hall, MA ’61 (political science), of Anchorage, Alaska, November 9, at 70. He earned his bachelor’s degree from UC-Berkeley in 1957 and his law degree from Harvard in 1964. He was a consultant for the California Legislature from 1965 to 1971, including one year as legislative assistant to Sen. John Nejedly. Upon moving to Alaska in 1971, he worked as senior legislative counsel for the Alaska State Legislature and then served for seven years on the Alaska Public Utilities Commission. He taught public administration and political science at CSU-Sacramento as well as the U. of Alaska campuses in Juneau and Anchorage. In 1984 he started a private practice. From 1990 to 1994 he served as deputy director of legislative affairs in Sacramento for the California Transportation Commission, and from 1994-1997 he was ombudsman for the State of Alaska. He was involved in numerous community organizations. Survivors: two brothers, Marshall and Clayton; and several nieces and nephews.
Walter Colonel Anderson, Gr. ’41 (bacteriology), of Sacramento, May 5, at 87, of a heart attack. He earned his undergraduate degree from San Jose State U., and was a pharmacy graduate of UCSF. He and his twin opened the first of two drugstores, Anderson Brothers pharmacies, in Sacramento in 1949. The second opened 11 years later. The brothers married sisters, and their first children were born on the same day. He served several terms as president of the Village Merchants Association and was a supporter of area school organizations. Survivors: his wife of 57 years, Agnes; three sons, Stephen, Thomas and Robert; two daughters, Kathleen Raab and Geraldine; and six grandchildren.
The obituary of James Edwin Kuhn, ’86, identified his father, Fritz, as a survivor. Fritz Kuhn died in 2000. James was also a member of Stanford’s lacrosse and crew teams.
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