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Luigi Luzzatti, of Menlo Park, April 23, at 90. During World War II, he served with the U.S. Public Health Service, and from 1945 to 1947 he was stationed in Italy working for the U.N. Relief and Rehabilitation Administration. In 1951, after stints at Cornell U. and Children’s Hospital in Oakland, he took a post at Stanford’s School of Medicine, where he stayed until his retirement in 1986. At Stanford, he directed the pediatric cytogenetic laboratory from 1962 to 1973. In 1967, he helped found the Pediatric Birth Defects Center at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and served as its director until 1986. His wife, Joan, died in 1981. Survivors: one daughter, Abra Bennett; one grandson; one brother; and two sisters.

Benjamin David Paul, of Atlanta, May 24, at 94, from a cerebral hemorrhage. He was a leading anthropologist who introduced the behavioral sciences into medical teaching and research. He joined Stanford’s faculty in 1963 as a professor in what was then the department of anthropology, following a fellowship at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. From 1963 to 1971, he directed the program in medicine and the behavioral sciences, and from 1967 to 1971, he served as chair of the anthropology department. He became a professor emeritus in 1976. His textbook, Health, Culture and Community, published in 1955, became influential in the emerging field of medical anthropology. He was a former president of the Society for Medical Anthropology, and in 1994 the American Anthropological Association gave him its distinguished service award. His wife, Lois Fleischman, died in 1975. Survivors: his son, Robert; one daughter, Janice; two grandchildren; one brother; and one sister.

Wayne S. Vucinich, of Menlo Park, April 21, at 91, of heart failure. He spent five decades at Stanford and was considered a founding father of Russian and East European scholarship after World War II. From 1946 to 1988, he taught courses on Western civilization and Russian and East European history, advised more than two dozen doctoral dissertations and lectured on 24 Stanford Travel/Study tours on the Danube River. In 1977, he became the first Robert and Florence McDonnell Professor of Eastern European Studies. He was instrumental in founding and securing permanent funding for the Center for Russian and East European Studies, which he directed from 1972 to 1985. He was also curator of the Russian and East European collections at the Hoover Institution from 1974 to 1977. From 1981 to 1982, he was president of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, which established the Vucinich Book Prize in his honor in 1982. In the early 1940s, he worked for the Office of Strategic Services, the forerunner of the CIA, and served as a lieutenant in the Naval Reserve, earning a Bronze Star. In 1946, after working in the State Department for a year, he accepted a teaching job in Stanford’s history department. His wife of 48 years, Sally, died in 1990. Survivors: two daughters, Annette Davis and Connie Furlong; three grandchildren, including Alexandra Davis Galanter, ’98; and three great-grandchildren.

1920s

Agnes Andersen Campbell Nichols, ’20 (math), MA ’21 (chemistry), of San Diego, December 4, at 105. A member of Iota Sigma Pi, she worked as a research chemist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture for more than 30 years. Her first husband, John Campbell, died in 1971. Her second husband, Donald Nichols, predeceased her. Survivors: her daughter, Elizabeth Miracle; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Verda Irene Hogan Lynn, ’27, MA ’28 (psychology), of Haworth, N.J., May 12, at 96. She taught high-school and junior college mathematics and science in California and New Jersey until her retirement in 1972. She served on the board of the Northern Valley branch of the American Association of University Women for 26 years. Her husband, Marshall, died in 1960. Survivors: her four grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Lazare Fred Bernhard, ’29 (political science), JD ’32, of Pacific Palisades, Calif., June 12, at 96. He won a Carnegie Medal in 1927 for rescuing a drowning man in Santa Monica Bay and used the award money to help pay for Stanford Law School. In 1942, he served as a lawyer for the Army. After World War II ended, he resumed practicing law. He was a member of the Law School Board of Visitors. Survivors: his wife of 56 years, Lanie; two sons, John and Paul; one daughter, Laurie Jo; and his sister, Johanna Schwab, ’37.

1930s

Nelle Dorris Greene Foster, ’31 (English), MA ’33 (education), of Phoenix, March 15, at 94. She was a member of Tri Delta. She was a member of First Families of Arizona and was active in the medical auxiliary. Survivors: three daughters, Dorris Bradford, ’59, Marjorie Daehler and Nancy Idler; one son, Bob; 14 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

William A. “Bill” Campbell, ’32 (general engineering), Engr. ’34 (civil engineering), of Sacramento, May 26, at 94, of cancer. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta and of Stanford Associates. He joined Campbell Construction, a firm founded by his uncle, and worked there from 1938 to 1992. The company built many Sacramento landmarks, including the Sacramento County Courthouse, Downtown Plaza and Sacramento High School. He served as president of the Associated General Contractors of California. Survivors: his wife, Martha Hoerr, ’35; one daughter, Melissa Lyman; three grandsons; and five great-grandchildren.

Henry Clay Lindgren, ’34, MA ’35 (German studies), PhD ’42 (education), of San Francisco, June 12, at 91, of heart failure. He joined the Navy during World War II and retired as a lieutenant commander in 1946. The following year, he joined the faculty at San Francisco State, where he taught psychology for almost four decades. In 1956, he served as a Fulbright lecturer at the U. of Rome. His wife of 60 years, Fredrica, died in 1995. Survivors: his daughter, Loretta Voorhees; two grandchildren; two sisters; and one brother.

Joyce Hild Smart Fante, ’35 (English), of Malibu, Calif., June 7, at 91, of respiratory failure. She was the night editor of the Stanford Daily and a member of Chi Omega. A published poet, she wrote essays and edited the work of her husband, John Fante, a novelist and screenwriter. Survivors: two sons, Dan and James; one daughter, Victoria Cohen; and eight grandchildren.

Joseph Jerone King, ’35 (economics), of Bremerton, Wash., March 24, at 94. He was a member of the soccer team of the El Toro eating club. He spent many years with the Department of Agriculture working with the development of migrant farm labor camps. From 1951 to 1958, he was the senior civilian in the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton. He retired in 1985 to become a consultant in developing special programs in the education field, especially for gifted students. His wife of 46 years, Irma, died in 1983. Survivors: his three daughters, Sally Thompson, Nikki and Cindy; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Agnes Gearhart Garner, ’36 (nursing), of Eugene, Ore., March 19, at 92. She enjoyed a nursing career at the Medical Clinic of Sacramento, where she supervised more than 20 nurses. She was a founder of the hospice program in Roseville, Calif., and served as a hospice volunteer for many years. Her husband, Alvin, predeceased her. Survivors include her sister.

Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Thompson Estes, ’37 (communication), of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., June 9, at 89. She was a Realtor for T.R. Preston for many years. She served as a volunteer for the American Cancer Society, Readers Aloud and Meals on Wheels. Survivors: her husband of 62 years, George Jr.; one daughter, Wyndham Eberle, ’67; one son, George III; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Jean Thompson Leonard, ’40, and Grace Altus.

Gilbert Edward Bovet, ’38 (economics), of Hillsborough, Calif., June 4, at 89, of emphysema and congestive heart failure. A member of Delta Kappa Epsilon, he served in the Navy during World War II. He was a 40-year general partner of the Borel Estate Co. Survivors: his wife of 46 years, Ann; one son, Marc; one stepson; and two grandchildren.

William Bell Hanna, ’38 (general engineering), of Greenbrae, Calif., April 14, at 89. He was a member of the track and field and water polo teams and of Zeta Psi. He was hired by the Bechtel Corp. after graduation to help build an oil pipeline through the Venezuelan jungle. During World War II, he was appointed a general superintendent on the “crash program” of shipbuilding at Marinship in Sausalito, Calif., that operated 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In the 1960s, he moved to the British Isles to work on an oil refinery in Wales, and in 1968, he was appointed resident manager of Bechtel’s London office. After retiring in the 1970s, he worked as a vice president for Ralph Parsons Co., a Los Angeles construction firm. His first wife, Helen, died in 1969. Survivors: his wife, Edith; two daughters, Helen Black and Carolyn Murphy; and three grandchildren.

Suzanne Hathaway Pochelon, ’38 (French), of New London, N.H., May 16, at 88. She was a member of the Lake Sunapee Protective Association. Survivors: her daughter, Gabrielle Patterson; two sons, Allen and Remy; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Sally Margaret Weston Somers, ’38 (social science/social thought), of Balboa, Calif., April 11, at 87. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta. She was a trustee emeritus of the Newport Harbor Art Museum, a trustee of the Newport Harbor Nautical Museum and a founding member of the Newport Harbor Service League that became the Junior League of Orange County, Calif. Her husband of 45 years, Harvey, ’35, died in 1986. Survivors: two sons, R. James and Lawrence; one daughter, Susan Hanson; six grandchildren, including Peter Somers, ’92, MS ’93, and Laurie Somers Plishker, ’94, MA ’95; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Helen Carolyn Taylor Welch, ’38 (political science), of Irvine, Calif., March 29, at 88. A member of Alpha Phi, she worked in the analytic department of Wells Fargo Bank in San Francisco. She volunteered in the emergency relief station set up in Grace Cathedral during World War II. She later worked as an executive assistant at the Steel Service Center Institute in Cleveland. Her husband of 52 years, Bob, ’37, died in 1992. Survivors: three daughters, Wendy Ellertson, ’65, Sherry Loofbourrow, ’62, and Gina Rosenberg; 10 grandchildren, including J. Patrick Loofbourrow, ’88; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Daniel Milton Cameron, ’39 (political science), JD ’42, of Sacramento, April 17, at 87. A member of the El Capitan eating club, he was a practicing attorney in Sacramento for 60 years. His wife of 41 years, Dorothy, predeceased him. Survivors: his second wife, Helen; two sons, Robert and David; one daughter, Diane Gervais; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Dorothy Elizabeth Holman Gray, ’39 (preclinical medicine), of Mountain View, May 5, at 87. She first worked as a lab technician in a medical office. In the late 1950s, she became a primary-school teacher in the Menlo Park School District, where she taught for 12 years. Survivors: her husband of 63 years, Gardner, ’39; one daughter, Millicent; one son, Jay, ’72; two grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

1940s

John Mack “Jack” Baker, ’40 (preclinical medicine), MD ’44, of Carmichael, Calif., May 1, at 87, of pancreatic cancer. A member of the El Capitan eating club and a trombonist in the Band, he served in the Army Medical Corps. In 1951, he established his practice in Sacramento, where he became the area’s first thoracic surgeon and pioneered new techniques, including the use of “deep-freeze” hypothermia. Following his retirement in 1987, he assisted in surgery for another 10 years for the joy of working with young surgeons. He was a member of the American College of Surgeons, a charter member of the Western Thoracic Surgery Society and a founding member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Survivors: his wife of 59 years, Patricia; three sons, David, Jonathan and Stephen, ’76; one daughter, Sally Rolloff; six grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

Paul Hallingby Jr., ’41 (general engineering), of New York City, June 1, at 85, of Parkinson’s disease. A member of the track and field team and Alpha Delta Phi, he served in the Navy. He was chief executive of the investment firm White, Weld & Co. in 1978 when it was acquired by Merrill Lynch. After serving as vice chairman of Merrill Lynch, he left in 1980 to become a general partner at Bear Stearns & Co., where he held the title of managing director emeritus at the time of his death. He was also a director of the New York Stock Exchange. In the early 1980s, he was chairman of the state operating corporation responsible for developing the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. His first wife, Allison, died in 1965. Survivors: his second wife, Jo Davis; one son, Paul; and two daughters, Allison Dodge and Leigh.

William Rice Kimball, ’41 (economics), of San Francisco, June 17, at 86. A member of Chi Psi, he served in the Army during World War II, received the Bronze Star and retired as a major. He founded Kimball Manufacturing, which pioneered the use of fiberglass plastics and latex, and the Kimball and Co. investment management firm. He also joined in the founding of Alpine Meadows ski resort in Tahoe, Calif. He was a patron of cultural, scientific and educational programs in Utah, Missouri, New York and California, where he supported the M.H. de Young Museum, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and the Marine Mammal Center. He served on numerous boards, including the California Academy of Sciences and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. At Stanford, he won the Gold Spike and the Governors’ Award. His volunteer service included the Board of Trustees, the Hoover Institute board, the Business School advisory council and the athletics board. He was married to his first wife, Collier (Carter, '42), for 40 years. His second wife, Sara Hart, died in 1997. Survivors: his third wife, Gretchen Reinecke Bates; two sons, Stephen, ’73, and Jeffrey, ’78; two daughters, Joan Leiby and Anne; one stepson; and nine grandchildren.

Luella Lois Smith Carlton, ’42, MA ’44 (speech and drama), of San Antonio, Texas, June 8, at 88. She was an antiques dealer and a member of the Daughters of the British Empire. Her husband of 58 years, Philip, MBA ’60, died in 2001. Survivors: two daughters, Carrie Anderson and Joan; and one grandson.

Bruce Sherwin Howard, ’42 (economics), of Orinda, Calif., May 24, at 85. A member of Phi Kappa Psi, he served as a navigator in the Air Force during World War II. He worked in the family business, the Howard Terminal, a shipping and warehousing business, at what is now part of the Port of Oakland. He was in charge of trucking. He retired in 1978. From 1980 to 1995, he served as president of the Save the Redwoods League, one of the many environmental causes he supported. He served on the boards of the National Audubon Society, Cornell Ornithological Laboratory, California State Highway Commission and Oakland Children’s Hospital. Survivors: his wife of 62 years, Jeannette; four sons, Barry, Ted, Doug, ’69, and Duncan; 10 grandchildren; and one brother, Harmon, ’37, MBA ’39.

Frances M. Lilienthal Stein, ’43 (French), Gr. ’44 (education), of San Francisco, May 14, at 84, of cancer. She was a nurse’s aide and teacher and later worked at the American Council for Judaism. She was involved with the Little Jim Club of Children’s Hospital (now part of California Pacific Medical Center) and San Francisco Architectural Heritage. She volunteered for more than 60 years at the information desk at CPMC’s California campus. Her husband, Laurence, predeceased her. Survivors: one daughter, Judith Rehfeld; three grandsons; and one sister, Elizabeth Gerstley, ’35.

Shalah Schwartz Wolfsohn, ’43 (history), MA ’45 (education), of Palo Alto, June 4, at 82. She taught for two years at Ravenswood High School before switching to Palo Alto High School, where she taught American history and government from 1964 to 1986. Survivors: three daughters, Karen Lewis, Diane Preinitz and Patricia; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Jane Elizabeth Donald Arnold-Creighton, ’44 (economics), of Kentfield, Calif., June 5, at 82. She was a lifelong community activist and retired journalist. Her first husband, George Arnold, ’41, died in 1997. Survivors: her second husband, William Creighton; three daughters, Elizabeth Miller, Ann Arnold and Jean Digulla; and two grandchildren.

Franklyn R. Tibbetts, ’44 (general engineering), of Ripon, Calif., April 17, at 82. He was a member of the baseball team and Phi Gamma Delta.

Lewis Burtis “Burt” Avery, ’45, MBA ’48, of Atherton, May 3, at 82. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta and lettered in football, rugby and crew. During World War II, he served as a deep-sea diving officer in Okinawa, Japan, clearing the harbor of sunken ships. In 1960, he formed Avery Construction Co., building apartments in Santa Clara Valley. He was a founder of the Housing Industry Foundation, which renovates shelters and supplies emergency grants to families whose housing is threatened by medical or financial disaster. He was a member of Stanford Associates, and his family endowed a professorship at the University in immunology in 1989. Survivors: his wife of 55 years, Marion “Pete” Peterson; five sons, Chris, ’73, Bruce, Brian, ’78, Matthew, ’82, and Regan, ’82; nine grandchildren; and one brother, Robert, MS ’48.

William Robert “Bill” Breuner, ’47 (architecture), of Orinda, Calif., April 26, at 79, of a staph infection. He was the last family member to head the Breuner Home Furnishings chain, founded in Sacramento by his great-grandfather in 1856. After he was named president and chief operating officer at 38, he vastly expanded the business from six stores to 40. The company went public in 1968 and was sold to Marshall Field’s eight years later. He stepped down as chief executive officer in 1983. He served on the boards of several companies, including Wells Fargo Bank, Simmons Mattress Co. and Industrial Indemnity. He was president of the California Retailers Association and vice president of the Bay Area Council. He was a founder of the Tahoe Maritime Museum and Bay Area chapter chairman of the Young Presidents’ Organization. Survivors: his wife of 44 years, Barbara Carter, ’48; one son, Steve; two daughters, Tracy Jaquier and Emily Jaquette, ’87; six grandchildren; and one sister.

William Alvin Sarcander, ’48 (electrical engineering), of Stockton, Calif., May 15, at 81. He served in the Army Signal Corps during World War II. He worked for the Pacific Gas & Electric Co. for 37 years. Survivors: his wife of 58 years, Evelyn; and three daughters, Linda Dunn, Carol Storm and Susan Becks.

Gertrude A. Kanner, ’49 (English), of Fairfax, Calif., April 10, at 76, of cancer. A member of Cap & Gown, she worked as a social worker for more than three decades. She worked with the Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center and later with the San Francisco Department of Social Services, where she oversaw benefits to families with dependent children.

Jack I. Weymer, ’49 (economics), of Saratoga, Calif., May 5, at 82. He flew air-sea rescue in the Pacific during World War II. He enjoyed 42 years in the retail industry with Macy’s and Mervyn’s. He volunteered on the music committee at Villa Montalvo and served on the boards of the San Jose Opera Guild and the Amici Society of the Merola Opera. Survivors: his wife of 59 years, Elizabeth; one daughter, Gillian Levine; three sons, John, Andrew and James; three grandchildren; and one sister.

1950s

Eleanore Rayna Stein Goldfinger, ’50 (psychology), of Santa Clara, Calif., May 9, at 76, of lung disease. She taught for 10 years in elementary schools in Monterey, Calif. She was first elected to the Santa Clara Unified School District Board of Education in 1976 and continued to win elections until 1992. She helped organize the Santa Clara youth symphony program and was a member of the Loma Prieta District Past-Presidents Club. Survivors: her husband, Clarence; one son, David; one daughter, Susan Sanchagrin; and four grandchildren.

Melbourne Routt Jr., ’50 (history), of Saratoga, Calif., May 29, at 77, of complications following heart surgery. He served in the Navy during World War II. He worked as a land developer and builder in the Santa Clara Valley, building more than 1,000 homes during the valley’s explosive growth in the 1950s and 1960s. Survivors include his former wife, Ann Young, ’51, and his son, Robert.

Donald Clifford Patch, ’51 (architecture), of Poway, Calif., May 6, at 75. A member of the water polo team and Delta Upsilon, he served in the Air Force during the Korean War. He worked as a general contractor and an architect. Survivors: his three daughters, Lynn Scheld, Laura Widner and Karen; one son, Bruce; seven grandchildren; and one brother.

Alice Katrina Niven Malquist, ’53, of Menlo Park, June 11, at 73, of ovarian cancer. She was the first director of the Family History Center at the Menlo Park Stake Center. She was historical secretary for the Silicon Valley Personal Ancestral File and CFO for her husband’s New York Life Insurance office. Survivors: her husband of 55 years, Grant; one daughter, Carolyn; one son, Kenneth; and four grandchildren.

Donald Conley McDaniel, ’54 (economics), Gr. ’59 (business), of Pacific Palisades, May 7, at 73, of cancer. A member of Phi Delta Theta, he served as a second lieutenant in the Air Force. He worked as an attorney in Santa Monica and Los Angeles for 45 years and was active in civic groups including the Young Republicans. Survivors: his wife, Helen; one son, Scott; one daughter, Margy; and five grandchildren.

William Joseph Clemans III, ’55 (biological sciences), of Florence, Ariz., May 20, at 73. He was a member of the men’s water polo team and Beta Theta Pi. He practiced medicine in Florence for 42 years. Survivors: his wife of 48 years, Beth Yoakum, ’55; two daughters, Julie Clark and Cecilia; three sons, William, Michael and Tim; 11 grandchildren; and one brother.

Stephen A. Hellerstein, ’55 (economics), of Denver, May 8, at 71. Between college and law school, he served in the Army as a chief mess officer and a finance officer. Until his retirement in 1997, he was a partner in Hellerstein, Hellerstein and Shore, a firm his father founded in 1927. He specialized in banking legislation and mediation. Survivors: his wife of eight years, Nancy; one daughter, Laurel; one son, Stephen Jr.; one grandchild; one brother; and one sister.

Robert Selig Morris, ’55, MA ’56 (architecture), of San Antonio, Texas, March 14, at 71, of an aneurysm. A member of the swim team and Theta Delta Chi, he served in the Army in the field artillery and military intelligence. He worked as an architect on numerous private residences as well as the Ecumenical Center for Religion and Health in San Antonio. He was a member of the American Institute of Architects and was past president of the Order of the Alamo. Survivors: his wife of 45 years, Lillian; one son, James; two daughters, Catherine Helland, ’82, and Hannah; four grandchildren; and four brothers.

Charles Edward Schmidt, ’55, Engr. ’63 (electrical engineering), of Woodside, April 25. He worked designing filters and in computer aided design at Lenkurt Electric. Survivors: his wife of 51 years, Rae; one daughter, Lee Ann Sosa; one son, Charlie; five grandchildren; and one brother.

Alexander John “Zan” Schleuning II, ’56 (biological sciences), of Portland, Ore., April 30, at 70, of a blood disorder. A member of the Breakers eating club, he served as chief of otolaryngology at Womack Army Hospital at Fort Bragg, N.C., in the mid-1960s. He joined the U. of Oregon Medical School faculty in 1967 and was named chair of the otolaryngology department in 1980. He retired in 2000 but continued to teach and to care for patients. He volunteered for three decades at an ear clinic on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation in Central Oregon. He served for 18 years on the American Board of Otolaryngology and was president of the Oregon Academy of Otolaryngology. Survivors: his wife of 47 years, Patricia Oling, ’58; three daughters, Katherine Bode, Elizabeth and Maria; two grandchildren; and one brother.

Charles Harry Curley, ’58 (political science), of Larkspur, Calif., May 27, at 69, of emphysema. He served in the Army before working for his godfather at Allied Box & Excelsior Co. In 1972, he founded the packaging-distribution firm Crent Co. He was first elected to the Larkspur City Council in 1972 and was twice elected mayor during his 11-year political career. He served as a Golden Gate Bridge District director from 1980 to 1983. He was president of the Marin Arts Council and the Marin Conservation League and was on the Marin Audubon Society board of directors. In 1995, he was named the Marin County citizen of the year. Survivors: his wife of 47 years, Nancy; two sons, Craig and Kent; one foster daughter, Margot Duane; three grandchildren; and one brother, Robert, MS ’55.

Annette Clyde Rose, ’59 (social science/social thought), of Santa Barbara, Calif., April 5, at 68, of cancer. She was president of the Venture concert series in the early 1970s, and she was co-founder with her husband of the El Cien dance club. Survivors: her three sons, Kevin, Jack and David; eight grandchildren; and three siblings.

1960s

Lawrence Avery “Larry” Hancock, ’61 (history), of San Carlos, Calif., June 15, at 67. He was a member of Theta Chi. He owned 11 restaurants on the Peninsula and throughout Northern California, including Chuck’s Cellar, a live music venue in Los Altos that operated from 1969 to 1985. Survivors: his wife of 38 years, Terry; one daughter, Alison McClellan; one son, Joshua; and one brother, Douglas, ’63.

Gerald Gifford “Jerry” Nicolaysen Jr., ’62 (geology), of Phoenix, March 15, at 65, of cancer. He managed the family lumber business and later enjoyed a career in the oil and gas industry. He worked for Gulf Oil, Champlin Petroleum and SECO Energy. He also worked as a consulting geologist and was an independent oil producer. Survivors: his wife of 24 years, Adrienne Bonnet; two sons, Jens and Anders; two daughters, Kathryn and Mary; three grandchildren; one brother; and one sister.

Joy Ann Chai, ’64 (history), of London, May 31, at 63. She worked as a computer programmer and was the director of Hampelmann Software for 15 years. She belonged to the British Computer Society. Survivors include her mother and one sister.

Sally Samuelson Jones, ’67 (history), of San Mateo, May 4, at 59, of a genetic lung condition. She worked as an interior designer throughout the Bay Area. She also was an active partner in the family winery, Jones Family Vineyards. She volunteered for the American Lung Association, the Second Harvest Food Bank and the San Mateo Arboretum Society. Survivors: her husband of 37 years, Rick, MBA ’68; two daughters, Stephanie Bailey, MBA ’00, and Heather Melvin; one granddaughter; and two sisters.

Gary James Spain, ’67 (anthropology), of Guerneville, Calif., May 20, at 60. A member of Delta Kappa Epsilon, he practiced law for more than 30 years. Survivors include his son, Andrew, and one sister.

Laura Phypers Chapman Depeyrot, ’68 (English), of Corenc-Le-Haut, France, April 30, at 59, of leukemia. She was an avid horseback rider in jumping and dressage and practiced spiritual healing. Survivors: her husband, Michel, MS ’66, PhD ’68; two sons, Gilles and Thierry; three daughters, Alexa, Joelle and Valerie; and two grandchildren.

1970s

Bernard Jay Pick, ’70 (history), of Malibu, Calif., June 15, at 56. A member of Delta Upsilon, he worked as an assistant district attorney before going into private practice for several years. He was also a former owner of Sunset-Gower Studios in Hollywood and worked most recently as a television producer. Survivors: his wife of 23 years, Stephanie; one son, Matthew; one daughter, Marisa, ’97; his stepmother; and one brother, Mark, ’75.

Walter Julius Apley Jr., ’71 (general engineering), MS ’71 (aeronautics and astronautics), of Richland, Wash., in April, at 56, of pancreatic cancer. A member of Chi Psi, he served in the Navy for 24 years. In 1977, he joined Battelle/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, where he worked for 28 years in management positions. He served on the American Nuclear Society’s national board of directors and on the advisory board of the Oregon State U. College of Engineering. Survivors: his wife, Gail; two daughters, Becky and Snejana; his parents; and one sister.

Donald James Goodwin, ’72 (communication), of Charlotte, N.C., June 12, at 55, of cancer. He won an Emmy Award for his film exposé of premade foods served in elegant restaurants. He worked as a television reporter in Arkansas and for a TV station in Kentucky before joining WBTV in Charlotte in 1977. His analysis of business news led to a new career as a stockbroker and later a portfolio manager with Merrill Lynch. He then joined Shearson Lehman/Smith Barney. He wrote for a variety of publications, including Institutional Investors Journal of Investing and Chili Pepper magazine. He also conducted investment classes. He wrote film scripts and plays and his photographs won several awards. Survivors: his two daughters, Lindsey and Elizabeth; one son, Alexander; his parents, Kathleen and Paul, ’42, MA ’46, Engr. ’47; one sister; and one brother.

1980s

Daniel Benjamin Stryer, ’86 (human biology), of Rockville, Md., May 19, at 41, of a brain tumor. He was the director of the Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He led initiatives to improve patient care and to reduce disparities associated with patients’ race, ethnicity and socioeconomic status. Survivors: his wife, Stacy; two daughters, Rachael and Rebecca; his parents; his grandmother; and one brother, Michael, ’84.

1990s

John Mihran Berberian, ’98, MS ’00 (biological sciences), MA ’01 (political science), of Fresno, Calif., April 28, at 29, in a cycling accident. He had completed medical school at Tulane U. and was preparing for a residency in neurosurgery at Georgetown U. He was also a lieutenant in the Navy. Survivors: his parents; his grandfather; one sister, and one brother.

2000s

Giancarlo Francesco Colombo, ’06 (public policy), of Dallas, May 30, at 21, in a train accident. He won numerous prizes in classical and jazz piano competitions and played at many of Dallas’s jazz clubs. He worked at the Kumon Math and Reading Center in Dallas. He helped talented low-income high-school students prepare for college as a residential counselor for the Quest Scholars Program, a leadership and science education program at Stanford. He was also a member of MobileMedia, a data-collection service that identifies invisible populations, mostly in the slums of developing countries, so that aid can be dispensed. Survivors include his parents and grandmother. 

BUSINESS

Alden H. Brown, MBA ’48, of Denver, February 13, at 79. He worked for Garrett-Bromfield, a commercial real estate brokerage, for more than 10 years before becoming an independent real estate investor and manager. He served as president of the Denver chapters of the Institute of Real Estate Management and the Appraisal Institute. He retired in 1980. He received the Gold Spike Award from Stanford in 1978. Survivors: his wife of more than 50 years, Winifred “Freddy” Hubbard, ’49; one son, Darrell, ’75; two daughters, Linnea, ’77, and Julia, ’79; and four grandchildren, including Anna, ’08.

Harold Alan Menzies Jr., MBA ’53, of Kentfield, Calif., May 15, at 74. He was a retired auto dealer. Survivors: his wife, Gwyn; one son, Alan; three grandchildren; and one brother.

EDUCATION

Margaret Jean “Peggy” Pike Caggiano, Gr. ’44, of Tacoma, Wash., November 19, at 85. She practiced as a physical therapist in the Army during World War II. She then worked at the Tacoma Pierce County School for Crippled Children. Survivors: three daughters, Jill, Gwen and Judy; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Argentina “Argie” Soto Marino, MA ’50, of Santa Cruz, Calif., June 5, at 81. Survivors: her husband of 56 years, Russell, MA ’52, PhD ’54; four sons, David, Daniel, Donald and Russell Jr.; three grandchildren; and two sisters.

Helen V. Honsberger, MA ’54, of Palo Alto, at 91. She started teaching in Susanville, Calif., before joining the marines during World War II, where she was a weather forecaster. After the war, she worked as a weather forecaster at the San Francisco Airport. She resumed teaching in San Carlos in 1946 and retired in 1973. She was active in AAUW, PEO and the PTA. Survivors include her sister.

Roy Elwayne Lieuallen, EdD ’55, of Eugene, Ore., April 20, at 88. He served in the Navy during World War II and received a Bronze Star. He was the registrar of the Oregon College of Education. In 1961, he was appointed chancellor of the Oregon state education system. He resigned 21 years later. In 1984, he traveled to China to advise the government on modernizing its teacher-training colleges.

Mardel Ruth Sanders, MA ’60, of Mariposa, Calif., May 27, at 70, of lung cancer. She taught physical education and was a counselor at Leigh High School in San Jose before retiring in the Sierra foothills. Survivors include her sister.

Jonathan Jerold Stinehelfer, MA ’61, of Lincoln Hills, Calif., May 24, at 73. He served in the Navy as a pilot and an aviation electronics specialist. He worked in electronics designing computer chips and he held many patents. Survivors: his son, John; two stepsons; six grandchildren and stepgrandchildren; two sisters; and one brother.

Virginia Ann “Gina” Price, PhD ’80, of Palo Alto, May 16, at 62. She worked at IBM as a marketing representative, software instructor and executive consultant. As a doctoral student, she began a 20-year collaboration with Meyer Friedman on the study and treatment of Type A behavior. She published two books, Type A Behavior: A Model for Research and Practice and The Essential Enneagram. She led stress-management groups and ran a private counseling practice in Palo Alto. Survivors: her husband of 27 years, Peter Enemark, ’66, MA ’74, PhD ’78; and two sons, David, ’02, and Daniel.

ENGINEERING

Bernard Adolph Schriever, MA ’42 (mechanical engineering), of Washington, D.C., June 20, at 94, of pneumonia. A retired Air Force general, he oversaw development of intercontinental ballistic missiles and other rockets that ushered in the space age and escalated the weapons race with the Soviet Union. He was the leading missile officer for the Air Force from the mid-1950s until well into the 1960s. In what amounted to dual roles as general and industrialist, he managed the research and development of the Atlas, Titan, Thor and Minuteman missiles. After retiring as a four-star general in 1966, he worked as an industry consultant. He received the Air Force Space and Missile Pioneers Award and the Air Force Institute of Technology Distinguished Graduate Award. In 1998, Falcon Air Force Base in Colorado was renamed Schriever Air Force Base. Survivors: his wife, Joni James; one son, Brett; two daughters, Dodie Moeller and Barbara Allan; two stepchildren; 11 grandchildren; and one brother.

Robert C. Rempel, MS ’50 (electrical engineering), PhD ’56 (physical science), of Los Altos, May 29, at 79, of cancer. He was a co-founder in 1961 of Spectra-Physics, which was the first company to make lasers. He later founded a second laser company, Chromatix Inc. After retiring in 1980, he started a foundation to help support pediatric pain research. Survivors: his wife, Janie Pace, ’50; two daughters, Kathy Kraft and Alison Brown; one son, Steve; eight grandchildren; and one sister.

Robert Lynn Walker, PhD ’58 (electrical engineering), of Cocoa Beach, Fla., June 5, at 79. He was professor emeritus at the U. of South Florida and a senior life member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. He also taught at the U. of Texas-Austin, the U. of Kansas, the U. of Toronto and the U. of Arizona, where he was professor of electrical engineering from 1956 to 1965. He wrote a textbook, Introduction to Transistor Electronics. After retiring in 1992, he volunteered at local schools as a math and science tutor. His wife of 48 years, Tanya, died in 1990. Survivors: three sons, Robert, Sven, ’77, and Erik, ’79; seven grandchildren; one sister; and one brother.

Norman David Kurtz, MS ’59 (mechanical engineering), of Scarsdale, N.Y., May 13, at 69. In 1969, he co-founded Flack & Kurtz, a mechanical and electrical engineering consulting practice. In 2000, the firm became part of the WSP Group, an international engineering/consulting company based in London, and he remained as chairman of an autonomous unit. He was an adjunct professor at the Princeton School of Architecture and lectured at many institutions, including MIT, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Columbia and Cornell. He was a fellow of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers and a member of the Council on Tall Buildings. Survivors: his wife of 40 years, Honey; two daughters, Stephanie Pierce, ’92, and Lori; one brother; and one sister.

Aram Michael Mika, MS ’76 (electrical engineering), of Los Altos, May 18, at 53, of heart failure. A 30-year veteran of the aerospace industry, he was the head of Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co.’s advanced technology center in Palo Alto. Survivors: his wife of 36 years, Shauna; one daughter, Marissa; one son, Eric; his mother; and one sister.

William Ernest “Bill” Caler, MS ’84 (mechanical engineering), of Bellevue, Wash., April 25, at 49, of brain cancer. He specialized in orthopedic research, which he pursued at Boston’s Mass General and continued in California as director of the Stanford Biomechanics Lab. He later conducted research work at Failure Analysis Inc. and at Harborview Hospital in Seattle. Survivors: his wife of 15 years, Janet Moulton, ’83; his son, Randall; his parents; and one sister.

HUMANITIES & SCIENCES

Edward Louis Rada, Gr. ’49 (economics), of Pasadena, Calif., April 2, at 88, of pneumonia. He was stationed at the Oakland Naval Airfield for the duration of World War II. He was on the faculty at UCLA for 33 years until his retirement in 1986 as emeritus professor. He took a sabbatical to teach at Soochow U. in Taipei, Taiwan. Upon his return to UCLA, he established Friends of Soochow, a nonprofit educational foundation that raised money for students and faculty there. Following 42 years of service to Soochow, the Chinese university named a campus building after him. Survivors: his wife of 64 years, Esther; four sons, Stephen, ’66, William, ’67, David, ’72, and Edward Jr.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one brother.

Daniel Nelson Fader, PhD ’63 (English), of Truro, Mass., June 23, 2003, at 73, of cancer. Survivors: his wife, Christine; one son, Paul; and two grandchildren.

MEDICINE

Walter Colonel Anderson, Gr. ’41 (bacteriology), of Sacramento, May 5, at 87, of a heart attack. He and his twin brother founded Anderson Brothers pharmacies in 1949. He and his family also owned apartment complexes and a shopping center. Survivors: his wife of 57 years, Agnes; two sons, Stephen and Robert; two daughters, Kathleen Raab and Geraldine; and six grandchildren.

CORRECTION: In the obituary of William Rice Kimball, ’41, his first wife, Collier Carter Kimball, ’42, was incorrectly identified as deceased. We apologize to Ms. Kimball.

The obituary of Jane Donald Arnold-Creighton, ’44, omitted the full name of her first husband, George Stanleigh Arnold, ’41; and the obituary of Paul Hallingby, ’41, misidentified his sixth wife, Jo Davis.

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