George G. Dekker, of Palo Alto, February 25, at 75, of complications from open-heart surgery. He was the former chair of Stanford's English department and former associate dean of graduate policy. He received a master's degree from Cambridge U. and earned his doctorate from the U. of Essex. At Stanford he frequently served as a Humanities and Sciences representative to the Faculty Senate and also served on the Senate Steering Committee. During his time as associate dean, he was an advocate for diversity and opening opportunities for women in all fields. Survivors: his wife, Linda Jo Bartholomew; his children by a previous marriage, Anne, Clara, Ruth and Laura; and seven grandchildren.
Leo Holub, of San Francisco, April 27, at 93. He was a senior lecturer emeritus in the Department of Art and founder of the photography program. He attended the Art Institute of Chicago and the California School of Fine Arts, then served in the Navy during World War II. He came to Stanford in 1960 to work in the planning office and later was asked by the administration to build darkroom facilities in the basement of the art gallery. In 1969 he founded the photography program, where he taught until retiring in 1980. His works can be found in Smithsonian Archives of American Art, and The Leo Holub Award in Photography was established at Stanford in his honor. Survivors: his wife, Florence; two sons, Jan and Eric; and a brother.
James T. S. Porterfield, MBA '48, PhD '55 (business), of Palo Alto, February 28, at 89, of pneumonia. He was professor emeritus of finance at the Graduate School of Business. He earned his undergraduate degree at UC-Berkeley and served in the Navy during World War II. He earned the Bronze Star during the battle of Okinawa while serving on the USS Porterfield, which was named for his father, a rear admiral. He worked at Wells Fargo Bank, IBM Corp. and Ford Motor Co. before teaching at the U. of Washington and Harvard Business School. After coming to Stanford in 1959, he was an award-winning teacher on markets and financial management and for years directed the Sloan Master's Program. His books included Investment Decisions and Capital Costs and Case Problems in Finance. He was known for his humor, and he enjoyed tennis and weightlifting. He was predeceased by his wife of 36 years, Betty Gold. Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Patricia Gardiner Roggeveen; three stepchildren, Philip Roggeveen, Dirk Roggeveen and Mijke Roggeveen; and five grandchildren.
Alfonso Roderigues, of Fremont, Calif., March 19, at 67, after a 16-month battle with stomach cancer. He was an assistant coach of the men's volleyball team for 18 seasons, helping lead the team to four conference championships and the 1997 title. He also taught in the Union City school district for 38 years and was an assistant coach with the U.S. national volleyball team in 1991. Beloved by his community and team members, he continued to attend Stanford practices and home games even during his illness. Survivors: his daughter, Michelle; two grandchildren; his mother, Marcella; and his fiancée.
Barbara Seale "Bobby" Moffitt, '29 (social science/social thought), of Oakland, April 6, at 103. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi. Daughter of a pioneer Palo Alto family and a graduate of Castilleja School, she attended Oregon State U. prior to Stanford. She was predeceased by her husband, Albert, '29, and her daughter Nancy, '63. Survivors: her daughter Joan; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Ambrose S. Churchill, '31 (basic medical sciences), MD '35, of Bend., Ore., December 15, at 99. He was a member of LSJUMB and the El Cuadro eating club. During World War II, he was stationed at a hospital in the Burmese jungle. He later worked a thoracic surgeon, public health medical director and stockbroker. He and his wife retired to Black Butte Ranch and enjoyed 30 years of golfing, playing bridge and hiking the Cascade trails. He was predeceased by his wife, Victoria, '70. Survivors: his children, Victoria, Juliet Robertson, Elizabeth and Anne.
Eleanor Sprott Boyd Boushey, '33 (history), of Portola Valley, January 22, at 97. At Stanford she developed a love of the area woodlands and later became a local activist. She served on the Portola Valley Town Council for 14 years and was appointed by Governors Edmund G. Brown Sr. and Ronald Reagan to advisory boards planning scenic highways. She also fought for nuclear disarmament during the Cold War and was an advocate for low-income housing in her community. She was predeceased by her first husband, Guy Dyer, '29, JD '30; her second husband, Homer Boushey, '33; and her son Hugh Dyer. Survivors: her children, Annette Holland, '70, Boyd Dyer, '62, Helen Boushey, '66, and Homer Boushey Jr., '64; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
James W. Clyne, '33 (general engineering), of Santa Barbara, Calif., February 2, at 97. He was a member of Delta Upsilon and the track and field team. After graduation he went to work for Douglas Aircraft; one of his early assignments involved the design of the DC-3. He later became vice president of international sales for Douglas before moving on to Lockheed's commercial aircraft division. After retiring to Montecito, Calif., he tended his avocados, practiced decorative woodcarving and was an active member of the Valley Club. He was predeceased by his wife, Gertie, and his son Patrick. Survivors: his children, Jim Jr., '61, and Kit Clyne McKeon; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Klasine Van Der Sluis Coleman, '36 (communication), of Inverness, Calif., March 1, at 94, of natural causes. She was predeceased by her husband, Caryl. Survivors: her four children; her grandchildren; and her great-grandchildren.
Ralph R. Beal Jr., '37 (electrical engineering), of Carmel, Calif., February 15, at 93. He worked at Douglas Aircraft and then joined the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada-Flintridge, Calif., in 1953. He enjoyed a successful career there until his retirement in 1982. He was an associate fellow at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and a past master of La Cañada Masonic Lodge No. 739. He was predeceased by his wife, Marjory. Survivors: his children, Richard and John; two grandchildren; a step-grandson; and a great-grandchild.
Donald Molloy Gibson, '38 (chemistry), of Palo Alto, February 4, at 92, of respiratory failure and pneumonia. He was a member of Delta Chi and photographer for the football team; he took the famous photo of the "Vow Boys" and Bobby Grayson in the 1935 Big Game. During World War II, he worked with a team of scientists on the Manhattan Project. In 1950 he took over the family business, Gibson Paint Co., where he remained until selling the company and retiring in 1984. He was an avid hiker, a serious photographer and an accomplished artist. Survivors: his wife of 70 years, Marge; his children, Laura Cory, '68, MBA '77, and Cam, '64; and four grandchildren, including Trevor Gibson, MA '10.
Robert E. Coffin, '39 (history), of Carmel, Calif., March 17, at 92, from the effects of a stroke. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta and ROTC. His 34-year career in the Army began during World War II and included service in Korea, Italy, Germany, France, Belgium and Washington. He retired as a lieutenant general in 1974 and settled in Carmel, where he was active in numerous community organizations, taught photography at the Carmel Foundation and was a docent at the Carmel Mission. He was predeceased by his wife of 67 years, Joan Nelson, '40. Survivors: his children, Barbara Kittle, '63, Lynne Johnston and Jim; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Thornton Van Nuys "Van" Allen Jr., '40 (economics), of Pacific Palisades, Calif., November 22, at 91, of natural causes. He was a member of the water polo team and Delta Tau Delta. He served in the Navy during World War II and continued his service in the reserves for 20 years, retiring as a lieutenant commander. With his brother, he managed the family business, T.V. Allen Co., which was later acquired by Crane & Co. He was past president of the Bel-Air Bay Club and liked to entertain people by singing, reciting poems and doing impressions. Survivors: his children, Terry and Sarah, '72, MA '75; and his brother, James.
Francis Joseph Dowling, '40 (basic medical sciences), MBA '42, of Menlo Park, Calif., January 19, at 91. He was a member of Kappa Sigma and captain of the water-polo team in his senior year. He served in the Navy during World War II and then worked for the family business, Union Paving Co. He later started his own firm, Plascon Inc. He enjoyed travel and golf, and he served on numerous committees at the Olympic Club. Survivors: his wife, Ann; their three children, John Dowling, John Higgins and David Higgins; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Dorothy Champion Bovet Howard, '40 (social science/social thought), of Hillsborough, Calif., January 18, at 91. She served on the boards of many organizations, including Crippled Children, the Junior League and the Hillsborough Garden Club. She was a friend to all animals and enjoyed bridge, the beach, scotch and jelly beans. She was predeceased by her three husbands, Eric Bovet, '40, Phil Dostal and Henry Howard, and her daughter Leanne Roberts. Survivors: her children, Jannine MacDonnell and Diane Egger-Bovet, '78; five stepchildren; nine grandchildren, including Ryan MacDonnell, JD '01, and Eric Roberts, MBA '99; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Margaret June Murphy Hawkins, '41, MA '43 (education), of Orange, Calif., February 4, at 90. She played on the women's basketball and tennis teams and was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. She served on the Orange Unified School Board and also volunteered at St. Joseph Hospital and the Homework House. She was predeceased by her husband, Bill, '39, MD '44. Survivors: her children, Margaret Hawkins Hill, Kathryn Hawkins Creagan, John and James; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Lee Dubois Bomberger, '42 (social science/social thought), of Olympia, Wash., January 21, at 89. He was a member of Kappa Sigma. He served in the Navy during World War II and was awarded a WWII Victory Medal, American Theater/Asiatic-Pacific. He worked in management planning with DSHS, worked in Nepal with the Peace Corps and later for the Nepalese government, then moved to Olympia and worked for DSHS until he retired. He enjoyed tending his vegetable garden, traveling, camping and fishing. Survivors: his wife, Betty; his children, Clay, Carter Malik and Amy; three grandchildren; and a sister, Betty Bomberger Gailfus, '44.
Winifred Eaton Woods, '42 (letters), of Redding, Calif., July 18, 2009, at 88. Part of a pioneer family in Redding, she was active in sports and especially enjoyed tennis. She was a member of the Wrabbits, a group of women from Lagunita Hall who stayed in touch over the years. She founded the Alzheimer's disease support group in Shasta County. Survivors include her three children, Louise Tracey, Marilyn Grossi and Sharon Williams; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Jack S. Euphrat, '43 (general engineering), of Atherton, January 14, at 87, after a long battle with emphysema. He was a member of the golf team. He served in the Navy during World War II and then joined Pacific Can Co., which was started by his father. He later worked in commercial real estate and then entered the securities business. He was a loyal 49er fan and supporter of the San Francisco Symphony. He received a 10-year service pin from Stanford Associates. Survivors: his wife of 63 years, Marion; his children, Judy Castaillac, Janice Hepper and William, '76; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Rodden L. Finney, '43 (Spanish), of Modesto, Calif., March 13, at 89, of natural causes. He was a member of Kappa Alpha and the Daily staff. He served in World War II. He was a rancher and a beloved father.
Poo Quong "P.Q." Chin, '44 (general engineering), of San Francisco, February 7, at 87. He was president and CEO of Chin & Hensolt Engineers Inc., a firm responsible for the structural design of more than 30 high-rise and mixed-use projects in the Bay Area. His work also included the MGM in Las Vegas, Waikiki Biltmore in Honolulu and the 1984 San Francisco Cable Car Restoration Project. He was a charter member of the Chinese Historical Society of America and loved good food, music and art. Survivors: his wife of 50 years, June; two children, Laura and Susan; three grandchildren; and three siblings.
Robert S. McClean, '44 (pre-business), JD '49, of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, at 88. He was a member of Alpha Delta Phi. He served in the Navy during World War II and then worked as an attorney and cattle rancher in Los Angeles. He moved to Kona, Hawaii, 36 years ago and became a property developer. An avid sailor, he spent many years sailing around the world. Survivors: his five children; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Marianne McClean "Peg" Powers, '44; and a brother, Harry.
Albert Southard "Al" Pande, '44 (economics), of Lafayette, Calif., February 16, at 87, after a brief illness. He was a member of Theta Chi and the track and field team. His studies were interrupted by service in the Navy during World War II, after which he returned to Stanford and graduated. He enjoyed a long career in sales and advertising management in the auto, pet food and printing industries. He was passionate about the mountains, music and sports. Survivors: his wife of 55 years, Anne; his children, Janet Estabridis, Carolyn, Peter and Paul; and six grandchildren.
William B. "Bill" Ross, '44 (economics), MBA '49, of Los Angeles, February 6, at 87, after a six-year battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi and the rugby team. He served in the Army during World War II and returned to Stanford to complete his degree after the war. He worked for Northwestern Mutual Life and later was president of Security Savings and Loan in San Jose. He was a member of the Barber Shop Chorus, the Los Angeles Country Club and the Stanford Buck Club. Survivors: his wife of 55 years, Ann; his children, Michael, Nancy Cooper and Robbie Finnigan; and seven grandchildren.
Elizabeth Henninger "Betty" Wertz, '44 (psychology), of Oakland, March 24, at 86. She attended graduate school at Claremont College for a master's degree in education and taught bilingual kindergarten in the Pomona school district. She was an activist, involved in community and environmental issues, and was a dedicated member of her church. She was predeceased by her first husband, Charles Yale, '41, and her second husband, Robert Wertz. Survivors: her daughter, Carolyn Yale; two grandchildren; and two brothers, including Richard Henninger, MBA '51.
William Edward Chynoweth, '45, JD '63, of Sanger, Calif., March 12, at 86. He was a member of the track and field team. He graduated from West Point and served in the Army until 1957. He earned a master's in engineering from UC-Berkeley and returned to Stanford for his law degree. He worked in Fresno, Calif., as a patent attorney and in civil practice and then served as deputy district attorney for Tulare County until retiring in 1978. He was a fruit farmer, an accomplished painter and an athlete, and he loved animals, the outdoors and reading. Survivors include two sisters.
Gloria Granucci Berwick, '46, of Burlingame, March 8, at 85. She will be remembered for her great love of life and greater love of all creatures. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles, '43, MD '46, and her son Peter. Survivors: her children, Glen and Sandra; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister.
Gladys Eustis "Hap" Daniels, '47 (nursing), of Sonoma, Calif., February 20, at 85. She was devoted to her family and friends and was active in organizations including the San Francisco Junior League and the Visiting Nurses Association. She enjoyed reading and gardening and was known for her cooking, eventually starting her own catering business. She loved adventure and traveled to Paris, Egypt and China. She was predeceased by her husband of 32 years, William. Survivors: her children, Caroline, Richard, Ayn Romaine, Jane LaVoie, Mary Cantalupo, Lorraine Sandifer and William; 15 grandchildren; and her great-grandchildren.
Loren Deane Miller, '47 (basic medical sciences), MD '51, of Littleton, Colo., October 29, at 83. He was a native of Colorado Springs and served in the Navy during the Korean War. He had a successful 45-year career as a general practice physician and radiologist. Survivors: his wife of 60 years, Willi; his children, Stephen, Deborah Henry, Jonathan, Jennifer Nichols and Christopher; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
William F. "Bill" Settle, '47 (biological sciences), MBA '56, of Portola Valley, January 29, at 87. He was a member of Theta Xi. He served in the Army during World War II. He worked for Southern Pacific Transportation Co. from 1947 until 1982, starting as a ticket agent and working his way up to special assistant in the executive department. He served as director of several organizations, including the San Jose Society of Model Engineers and the Union Pacific Historical Society. Survivors: his wife, Eleanor; his children, Lynne Gums and Norman; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Frank C. Beazley Jr., '48 (psychology), of Bala Cynwyd, Penn., March 4, of complications from Parkinson's disease. He was a member of Theta Xi. He served in the Navy Air Corps during World War II. His long career included work at television stations in California, Chicago, New York and Philadelphia as well as at Alcare Communications. In 1979 he co-founded and became president of Center City Film and Video. After retiring, he volunteered at Inglis House. Survivors: his wife of 48 years, Jane Norman; his son, Peter; his stepson, Richard Norman; and three granddaughters.
Stuart G. Fitch, '48, MA '48 (communication), of Santa Cruz, Calif., March 19, at 85. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and the Daily staff. He served in the Navy prior to attending Stanford and then worked as a reporter in Hawaii. He was later ordained as an Episcopal minister, and his work brought him to St. Mary's Episcopal in Lompoc, where he stayed for almost 22 years. A civil rights advocate and peace activist, he volunteered with Santa Cruz AIDS Foundation and Habitat for Humanity. Survivors: his wife, Nancy; his children, Susan, Robert and Richard; six grandchildren; and a sister.
William Edward Larson Jr., '48, MA '50 (education), of Yuba City, Calif., February 12, at 84, of cardiopulmonary arrest. He was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa, LSJUMB and the baseball team. He served in the Navy during World War II, transferred to the Marine Corps, served in the Korean conflict and retired from the Marine Reserves as a major. He taught at San Mateo Union High School and Aragon High School for 35 years and also coached track and football. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Joan (Setinsky, '47); his children, Jeri Hagen and Joanie Fiske; and a brother.
Walter William Selover, '48 (history), of San Francisco, February 11, at 85. He served in the Navy during World War II. He had a long career in marketing and advertising that included work with Campbell-Ewald, Stroh's Brewery and Rheinhold Brewery before starting his own advertising agency. Active in the community, he volunteered in the Rotary Club's Rubber Band and as a tutor and teacher's assistant. He was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Janice (Hallahan, '44). Survivors: his partner, Bernice "Breazy" Rosenthal, '48; his children, Craig, Nancy and Norman; and a grandson.
Joseph Ruven Abrahamson, '49 (biological sciences), MD '55, of San Diego, March 7, at 82. He practiced at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Los Angeles and a government hospital in Israel before joining the staff at Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, Calif., eventually becoming chief of staff and setting up the laboratory for Physicians and Surgeons Hospital in San Diego. He was also an associate clinical professor at the UCSD School of Medicine and a founding supporter of the Mainly Mozart Festival. Survivors: his wife, Charlene; his children, Joseph, Murray and Daniel; and his stepdaughter, Lauren Dougherty.
Denton W. Carlson, '49 (mining and mineral engineering), of Camino, Calif., January 4, at 83. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta. He enthusiastically watched Stanford play in the Sun Bowl on New Year's Eve. Survivors: his wife, Etta; his children, Denny and Darlene; four grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
E. R. "Al" Raguse Jr., '49 (industrial engineering), of Tulsa, Okla., March 29. He served in the Navy before attending Stanford. His career in the pumping industry culminated in his own pumping supply business, and after retiring, he was a docent at the local art museum. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Robbie; his two children, Craig and Blair; and his grandchildren.
James L. Wilton, '50 (civil engineering), of Woodside, March 13, at 83, of lung cancer. After graduating he worked for a contracting firm before joining Jacobs Associates, where he worked for 40 years and served as president. He was a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and received a Golden Beaver Award for engineering. He enjoyed golf, woodworking and an annual salmon fishing trip. He was predeceased by his son, Scott. Survivors: his wife of 60 years, Ellen (Van Gorder, '49); his children, Shelley Surrence and Leslie Rose; and five grandchildren.
Robert Walton Baker, '51 (political science), MBA '55, of Vallejo, Calif., January 27, at 80, following a lengthy illness. He was a member of Delta Chi. He served in the Air Force between his studies at Stanford. He was an entrepreneur and had several businesses, including Home Beautiful and Kitchen Cousins. Passionate about Irish culture, he was president of the San Francisco Irish Piper's band and was grand marshal of the St. Patrick's Day parade in 2006. He was predeceased by his wife of 20 years, Mary, and two grandsons. Survivors: his children, Aud, Laura, Jennifer, Rebecca, William and John; his stepchildren, Katherine, Bridget, Jane, Joan, Terence, Sean, Denis and Robert; and 18 grandchildren.
Herbert Clark "Pete" Hoover III, '51, of San Marino, Calif., February 4, at 82. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi. He was involved with many organizations as a consulting director and volunteered with the American Red Cross. A devoted family man, he believed in living life to its fullest. Survivors: his wife of 61 years, Meredith; his children, Leslie Hoover-Lauble and Stephen; three grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
Donald H. McComber, '51 (economics), of Oakville, Calif., February 26, at 80, after more than five years battling pancreatic cancer. He was a member of Sigma Chi and the baseball team. He served in the Coast Guard after graduation and enjoyed a 37-year career in the insurance industry at companies including Industrial Indemnity and Fireman's Fund Insurance. He was chair of the board of trustees at Queen of the Valley Medical Center and a member of the Stanford Athletic Board. He received a 20-year service pin from Stanford Associates. Survivors: his wife, Mary Ann McGuire; his children by his first wife, Jane Troxell, '51: Dana Flynn, '76, and Deborah; his stepchildren, Betsy Stilwell, John Goss, Mindy Shipley, Thomas Gamble, James Gamble and Aimee Price; 20 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Marcia Musser Pagels, '51 (art), of San Mateo, April 3, at 79, of pneumonia. She participated in the choir. A pioneer in the area of the environment and social equity, she worked with the Foundation for Global Community before founding Sustainable San Mateo County. She also taught art in the San Mateo Union High School District and worked in several Stanford libraries. She loved the outdoors and took her family to scenic places all over California and the Pacific Northwest. Survivors: her children, Andrea McFarland, Erica and Chris; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Ronald Frederick Sullivan, '51 (political science), JD '55, of San Francisco, March 13, at 80. He was a member of Theta Chi, the Daily staff, the swimming team and the water polo team. He served in the Army during the Korean War. After graduation he joined Thelen, Marrin, Johnson and Bridges, specializing in construction and international project financing, and retired as senior partner after 38 years. He also authored several books, including International Project Finance. He held dual Irish and American citizenship, collected and restored vintage automobiles and was a loyal Stanford fan. Survivors include his wife, Marti; and his children, Kevin, Keith, Maria and Michael.
Barbara Brown Wyatt, '51 (economics), of Los Gatos, Calif., March 25, at 80. She and her husband lived in several cities in California, Utah and the Netherlands before settling in Los Gatos. She was active in the Stanford Alumni Association and the Los Gatos-Saratoga Branch of the American Association of University Women. She enjoyed travel and visited the South Pacific, the Caribbean, Argentina, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. Survivors: her husband, Brad, '51, MBA '53; her children, Andrew, '75, MS '76, and David; and four grandchildren, including Emily Wyatt, '11.
William E. "Bill" Atcheson, '54 (economics), of Rancho Mirage, Calif., June 18, 2009, at 77, after a brief illness. He was a member of Sigma Chi. He graduated from Harvard Business School, served in the Army and then began a long career as a business owner and CEO. He ran and sold many companies over the years, including The Paper Art Co., Atcheson Industry Malaysia and Net 10 Technologies. He was a member of the World Presidents Organization and the Bohemian Club. Survivors: his wife, Annie; his children, Karen and John, MBA '86; six grandchildren; and his brothers, David, '50, and Charles, '61.
Robert Churchill Schaub Jr., '55 (communication), of Boone, Iowa, February 1, at 76, after a six-year battle with multiple myeloma. He was a member of the crew team and the wrestling team. He served in the Army and later was the publisher of the Boone News-Republican. Survivors: his wife, Jeannine; his children, Robert III and William; and four grandchildren.
Robert Andrew "Bob" Kerr, '57 (philosophy), of Los Angeles, January 30, at 74, following a stroke. He spent most of his career at U.S. Borax Inc. and retired as traffic manager in 2002. He was a ranked pairs bridge player, sang with the Moraga Community Chorus and was a passionate sports fan. He was a longtime parishioner at All Saints Episcopal Church in Beverly Hills and also served as a docent at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. Survivors include a brother and a sister.
Hugh Mark Szeghy, '57 (economics), of Shelby Township, Mich., July 2, 2009, at 74, of cancer. He was president of Theta Delta Chi. He enjoyed a long career at General Mills Inc. and left the company as international director of marketing and licensing for a subsidiary, Fundimensions Inc. Survivors: his former wife, Sharon Baxter Arcari, '57, MA '58; and his children, Kimberly Adams and Mark.
Walter P. Oldendorf, '59 (political science), of Valle Crucis, N.C., February 22, at 72. He taught in Illinois public schools and received his PhD from Northwestern U., then taught at National College and Berea College. Later he served as the associate director of the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, the dean of education at the U. of Montana-Western and, most recently, professor and director of the Fifth Dimension After School Program at Appalachian State U. Survivors: his wife, Sandra; his children, Ann, Walter, Andrea, '98, and Andrew; four grandchildren; and a brother.
Allen Amsbaugh, '60 (mechanical engineering), of Menlo Park, January 26, at 77, of mantle cell lymphoma. He served in the Marines as a pilot during the Korean War and spent his career as a captain with American Airlines. He enjoyed hot-air ballooning and was a member of many flying-related organizations, including Wings of History, Moffett Field Historical Society, and Pacific Coast Aeronauts. He received a 25-year service pin and a Governors' Award from Stanford Associates and the Terman Award. Survivors: his wife, Judith; his children, Marian and Gordon; and three grandchildren.
Lewis Marvin Overton Jr., '60 (chemistry), of Merced, Calif., February 22, at 72, of an aortic aneurysm. He was a member of Sigma Nu. After earning his MBA from Pace U., he spent more than 30 years in finance and consulting. He specialized in start-ups and turnarounds, including a successful reorganization at a Litton Industries subsidiary, and served as CFO for Aspiranet. He was a devout Christian, had a lifelong love of the outdoors and was an unwavering fan of Stanford athletics. Survivors: his wife, Priscilla Franklin; his children, Anne Overton Merkert and Thomas; five grandchildren; and two sisters.
Gerald G. Rodgers, '60 (English), of Berkeley, December 12, at 71. After graduation he served in the Army as a Russian interpreter, then earned an MA in education from San Francisco State College. He taught high school for 15 years and later began a successful landscaping partnership that lasted for 30 years. He also taught horticulture classes at Diablo Valley and Merritt colleges. Survivors include his spouse, Karl Reeh.
Ahmet Nusret Yazar, '60 (electrical engineering), of Ankara, Turkey, May 12, 2009, at 77. He earned a master's degree at San Jose State and established the Electronics Laboratory at the Turkish Ministry of National Defense, retiring with the rank of colonel. He also taught at the Middle East Technical U. and founded his own business designing and manufacturing transceivers for the government of Turkey. Survivors: his wife of 48 years, Ellen (Jacobsen), '63; his children, Altan and Deniz; and six grandchildren.
David Andrew Caldwell, '63 (political science), of San Jose, March 16, at 68, of a heart attack. He was a member of Kappa Alpha, the swimming team and the water polo team. He graduated from Harvard Law School and worked in several San Francisco law firms. He went to Venezuela as a member of the Peace Corps, and he enjoyed photography and swimming. Survivors: his wife of 39 years, Nora; and his children, Patricia, Anaida, Jose and Adrian.
Brian D. Howard, '66 (electrical engineering), of Portola Valley, February 1, at 65, of cancer. He was one of the four original members of the Apple Macintosh team and was the 32nd employee of Apple Computer Inc. He edited the company's computer manuals and later moved to architectural hardware, ultimately being promoted to DEST (distinguished engineer, scientist and technologist). He played cornetto, flute and recorder with the Stanford Renaissance Wind Band and sang with numerous choirs and groups, including the Stanford Early Music Singers. Survivors: his wife, Lynne Toribara, '72, MA '73; his stepdaughter, Mariko Toribara; and two sisters.
Henry Samuel Levinson, '70 (humanities), of Greensboro, N.C., January 4, at 61, from complications of multiple sclerosis. He earned a doctorate from Princeton and taught at Stanford and Harvard before joining the faculty at the U. of North Carolina-Greensboro in 1982. He was a professor of religious studies there for more than 25 years and also served as associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, head of the department of religious studies and director of the Center for Critical Inquiry in the Liberal Arts. He authored three books and many articles. Survivors: his wife, Catherine (Kaplan, '70); his children, Sarah Rothman and Molly; two grandchildren; his father, Joseph, '41; and a brother, Steven, '68.
Daniel John Furniss, '73 (political science), of Hillsborough, Calif., February 5, at 58, of a heart attack. He participated in ASSU-student government. A graduate of Boalt Law School, he worked in the San Mateo District Attorney's office. He then helped found Khourie, Crew & Jaeger and later joined Townsend and Townsend and Crew when the two firms merged. He volunteered as a children's soccer coach and referee, and he served two terms as president of the Hillsborough School Board of Trustees. Survivors: his wife, Holly Nash; his children, Anna, Laura and Christopher; a brother; and two sisters.
Frances Presley "Dede" Hardy, '73 (economics), of Bryn Mawr, Penn., March 12, 2009, at 57. She was on the tennis team. She worked at Merrill Lynch and Laird, Bissel & Meade before beginning to purchase homes and upgrade them for resale. She supported animal care charities, enjoyed tennis and golf and was generous to her family, friends and community. Survivors: her parents, John and Margaret Hardy; a sister; and two brothers.
Bruce Robert Laxalt, '73 (philosophy), JD '76, of Reno, Nev., March 19, at 58, after a lengthy battle with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. He clerked for a justice on the Nevada Supreme Court and worked for the Washoe County District Attorney's Office before moving to the private sector. In 1985 he and a partner established Laxalt & Nomura, and he developed a national reputation as a civil litigator. He was also a soaring pilot and author; he published a book of poems, Songs of Mourning and Worship. Survivors: his wife, Pamela Sutton; his mother, Joyce; and two sisters, including Monique, '76.
John M. Squires, '76 (biological sciences), of Oklahoma City, December 27, 2008, at 54, of myelogenous leukemia. He earned his medical degree from the U. of Oklahoma and then entered the Navy Aviation Medicine program and became a flight surgeon. After an honorable discharge from the Navy, he did an anesthesiology residency and became a board certified anesthesiologist. He was with the Kay Medical Group of Cardiovascular Surgeons for 13 years before moving back to Oklahoma City and taking a position at St. Anthony Hospital. Survivors: his mother, Margaret; a brother; and two sisters.
Alfred J. Goria, MA '47, of Oakland, February 21, at 87. His family emigrated from Italy in 1925, and he served in World War II. He taught science, math and physical education in the Oakland public schools, was principal of Woodrow Wilson Junior High, moved to Oakland High, and later was an administrator in special education. After retiring in 1982, he enjoyed gardening, volunteering and traveling. Survivors: his wife of 45 years, Joan (Abbott, '50); his children, Kathe Goria-Hendrickson, Shannon Jewell, Robert, Bill Kane and Deborah Goria Wood; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Shirley C. Morse, Gr. '47, of Venice, Fla., February 17, at 91, of heart failure. She joined the Army Medical Corps during World War II and served as a physical therapist at Walter Reed Hospital. She was passionate about snow skiing, sailing, golf and mountain climbing, and she was an accomplished seamstress and stained glass artisan. Active in her church and community, she was on the United Church of Christ State Board and volunteered with Tidewell Hospice. She was predeceased by her daughter Nancy Stowell. Survivors: her husband of 65 years, Rexford; her children, Sally Emerich, Laurie and Roger; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Herbert Zakary Zeitlin, EdD '56, of Woodland Hills, Calif., March 2, at 91, of colon cancer. He served in the Army Air Forces during World War II and received his undergraduate and master's degrees from New York U. He was a dean at Southwestern College before being appointed the first president of Triton College in 1964. In 1976 he became president of West Los Angeles Community College and retired in 1980. He wrote two books, including What Makes a Teacher Great. Survivors: his wife, Eugenia; his children, Joyce Zeitlin Harris, Mark, Ann and Clare; four grandchildren; and a brother.
Kennett I. Allard, MA '63, of Fair Oaks, Calif., January 6, at 87, after a short illness. He served in the Army during World War II. He was a teacher and later principal of Howe Avenue School and became the first principal of Creekside Elementary. He retired from teaching to work with the California Teachers Association and later became western regional director of Scholastic Inc. He also taught at Sacramento State College. He was an avid reader and was passionate about cooking, gardening, traveling and genealogy. He was predeceased by his daughter, Annette. Survivors: his wife of 55 years, Patricia; his children, Kennett Jr., Paul and David; and nine grandchildren.
Mary Halsted Lonergan, MA '70, of San Francisco, February 8, at 64, after many years of serious health challenges. She ran a catering company for five years and co-authored a book, Taking Charge of Your Health. She volunteered with many organizations, including the Junior League of San Francisco and the Children's Theater Association, and was a founding board member of the New Century Chamber Orchestra. Survivors: her husband of 40 years, Richard, '64; her children, Eric and Katy; two grandchildren; and a sister.
Edgar Dyer "Ted" Hunting, MS '64 (civil engineering), of Bremerton, Wash., March 4, at 70, of lymphoma. He participated in Stanford in Government. He served in the Peace Corps in Bangladesh and Iran and then worked for the Louis Berger Group. From the early 1970s until his retirement in 1988, he was a World Bank engineer, developing irrigation and other infrastructure projects in Eastern Europe and South Asia. In his retirement, he volunteered on overseas development projects and enjoyed backpacking in the Cascade Range and the Rocky Mountains. Survivors include a sister and two brothers.
Humanities and Sciences
Marian Wetmore Osterloh, MA '39 (Spanish), of Fort Bragg, Calif., March 17, at 98. She spent part of her childhood in Mexico and graduated from The American School in Mexico City. A teacher for many years, she taught fifth grade and later became a Spanish teacher and counselor at Chico Senior High and Pleasant Valley High. She moved permanently to Fort Bragg after retiring and was active in numerous community organizations, including the Ruby Thimble Club and Presbyterian Women. In 2003 she published a novel, Fate's a Fiddler, about her life in Mexico during and after the Mexican Revolution. She was predeceased by her husband, John, and by her former spouse, Francis Crable, '33, JD '36.
Nancy Bennet McLaughlin, MA '50 (communication), of San Francisco, January 31, at 83, following a long illness. A Mills College graduate, she lived in Portola Valley for 41 years before moving to San Francisco. She was a docent at the Cantor Arts Center, an active church member and a talented creator of crewel embroidery. Survivors: her husband, Charles, MBA '51; her children, Amy Cotton, Michael and Peter; six grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and a sister.
Mary Duemler "Patty" Pauly, MA '59 (music), of Penn Valley, Calif., February 7, at 73, of a brain hemorrhage. She was a church organist, was interested in music as therapy and participated in music organizations in Southern and Northern California. She was predeceased by her daughter, Mary Lynn. Survivors: her husband, Steve, '58; her son, Bruce, '82; and two grandchildren.
William David Oke Jr., Gr. '71 (communication), of Menlo Park, February 8, at 65, of heart failure. He was a co-founder of The Roanoke Co., which provided public service advertising, political consulting and public relations for environmental causes. He was a coach for his son's youth basketball league, a sports enthusiast and an avid fisherman. Survivors: his wife of 25 years, Lorraine; his son, Adam; his mother, Hilda; and a sister.
John G. McCoy, MBA '37, of New Albany, Ohio, April 4, at 97. After earning his MBA, he joined City National Bank in Columbus, and following his father's death in 1958, he became bank president. He served as the chief executive until 1983, during which time the bank grew into the national powerhouse Banc One. His company was known for its early adoption of consumer-friendly services and technologies; it was purchased by JPMorgan Chase in 2004. He was predeceased by his wife, Jeanne. Survivors: his children, John, MBA '67, and Virginia; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Claire Herman Greve, JD '48, of Folsom, Calif., January 29, at 89. He served in the Air Force during World War II. He was a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the American Bar Association. He was a loving husband and father, and he enjoyed his boat, Y.B. Shy. He was predeceased by his wife Helen, his son Thomas, his daughter Johanna and his stepdaughter Kerry. Survivors: his wife, Barbara; his children, Christy Woodyard, Elizabeth Mockley, Patricia Emerson, Jennifer Hunt, Russell and David; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
D. Allen Treat, MD '51, of Santa Rosa, Calif., January 24, at 94. He earned his undergraduate degree from Yale and served in the Navy during World War II. After medical school, he became medical director of Sacramento General Hospital and was later medical director of the State of California's Employment Development Department until his retirement. Deeply spiritual, he was active in the Episcopal Church. He loved music and sang in the Grace Cathedral Choir in San Francisco, and he also enjoyed international folk dancing. He was predeceased by a granddaughter. Survivors: his wife, Elsie "Buffy"; his children, Linda, Wendy, Jonathan, Marguerite, Geoffrey and Tina; and 10 grandchildren.
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