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Donald Davidson, of Berkeley, August 30, at 86, of cardiac arrest. An emeritus professor at UC-Berkeley, he began his teaching career at Queens College in New York before moving on to Stanford, where he worked in the philosophy department as professor and director of graduate studies from 1951 to 1967. He came to prominence in the early 1960s with the publication of his article, “Actions, Reasons and Causes,” and went on to become a leading philosopher of the 20th century. He enjoyed numerous visiting lectureships, including the John Locke Lectures at Oxford and a Fulbright Lectureship in India. He also served as president of the American Philosophical Society. Survivors: his wife, Marcia Cavell; his daughter, Elizabeth; two grandchildren; and a sister.
John Hart Ely, of Coconut Grove, Fla., October 25, at 64, of cancer. Before joining the U. of Miami in 1996, he was a professor at Yale, Harvard and the dean of Stanford Law School from 1982 to 1987. He wrote three books, most notably Democracy and Distrust, which is considered a seminal work of constitutional scholarship. He served in the Army, was the youngest staff member of the Warren Commission investigating President Kennedy’s assassination, clerked for Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren, and served as general counsel of the U.S. Department of Transportation. Survivors: his wife, Gisela; his two sons, Robert and John; and two granddaughters.
Carroll Frank Frankfurt, of Palo Alto, November 6, at 79, of amyloidosis. He served on a Navy submarine in the South Pacific during World War II. For 43 years, he worked at Stanford as an electronics technician, fabricating and overseeing the repair and calibration of electronic instruments. After his retirement in 1989, he volunteered in the Stanford Athletic Hall of Fame and was a member of the Golden Donor club at the Stanford Blood Center for donating nearly 20 gallons of blood. Survivors: his wife of 57 years, Betty; his son, John; his daughter, Mary Dunn; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Thomas F. McBride, of Portland, Ore., October 31, at 74, of a cerebral hemorrhage. From 1982 to 1989, he served as associate dean for administration in the Law School, where he implemented a loan repayment assistance program for public interest law students. He also taught in the human biology department. After the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989, he was asked to head the school’s department of environmental health and safety. Before coming to campus, he served as an associate Watergate prosecutor, leading a task force investigating campaign contributions and the selling of ambassadorships. Survivors: his wife of 28 years, Catherine Milton; his four children, Elizabeth Joyce, John, Raphael, and Luke; one brother; and one sister.
George Edwin “Ed” Thayer, ’29 (electrical engineering), of Fresno, Calif., April 22, 2003, at 96. A member of the Band and Theta Xi, he worked for Ashby Graphite as a traffic manager. His wife, Dorothy Kimberlin, ’30, MA ’31, died in 2002. Survivors include his daughter, Pat.
James Seth, ’34 (chemistry), of Martinez, Calif., July 10, 2002, at 90. He spent his career at Phillips Petroleum as a chemical engineer in charge of refinery operations. Survivors: his wife, Nellie Pleasant, ’34; his daughter, Evelyn Gilbert; his son, Oliver; and three grandchildren.
Alfred Owen Ulph, ’35, MA ’40, PhD ’47 (history), of Lamoille, Nev., October 2, 2003, at 89, of prostate cancer. He spent most of his career as a professor of history and humanities at Reed College in Portland, Ore., where he worked for 35 years. He also spent time at universities in California, Nevada and Montana. In the 1950s, he took a break from academia to be a cowhand on a cattle ranch in the Smokey Valley of central Nevada. His experiences there inspired him to write two books which chronicled the life of the contemporary cowboy.
Florence Mary Waddell Lynn, ’36 (English), of Los Angeles, September 26, 2003, at 89. She was a founding member of Kappa Kappa Gamma at Stanford. A freelance artist, she dedicated herself to charity work, including Angels Attic for Autistic Children, Pet Orphans, the Children’s Home Society and the Childrens Bureau of Los Angeles. She was also involved with the L.A. County Art Museum as a patron, an artist and a docent. Her husband, Theodore, died September 27, 1997. Survivors: her two sons, John and Dennis; her daughter, Barbara; her grandson; and one brother.
Julia Doyle Howard, ’37 (nursing), of Studio City, Calif., May 5, 1995, at 81. She worked as a nurse and supervisor at several hospitals in Fresno, Calif., and retired in 1966. Her husband, James, predeceased her. Survivors: her daughter, Nancy Schulenberg; two granddaughters; and three great-grandchildren.
Robinette Jane Fisher Lange, ’37 (classics), of Stockton, Calif., May 16, at 88. A member of Chi Omega, she taught Latin and Spanish at Lodi Union High School for many years. She was a charter member and past president of the Stanford Women’s Club of San Joaquin Valley, a board member of the Children’s Home of Stockton, and a Paul Harris Fellow on the Stockton Rotary. Her husband, William, ’38, died August 26.
Helen Virginia Zurick Fleeman, ’38 (social science/social thought), of La Jolla, Calif., October 5, 2003. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi. Survivors: her husband of 62 years, Bill; her son, Doby, ’72; her daughter, Leslie; and three grandchildren.
Henry Ross Hansen Sr., ’38 (political science), of Livermore, Calif., October 29, at 87. After serving in the Army during World War II, he worked for R.A. Hansen Co. until his retirement in 1980. His community service included the Alameda County Board of Education, the Oakland Symphony and Family Service Agency of Alameda County. Survivors: his wife, Patricia; his son, Henry “Rik” Jr., ’79; his daughter, Sarah Rierson; and four grandchildren.
William John “Bill” Lange, ’38, of Stockton, Calif., August 23, at 87. His career as a vineyardist was interrupted by World War II, during which he rose from private to major. He worked for the East Bay Municipal Utility District, retiring in 1980 as manager of the water production division. Active in the civic affairs of northern San Joaquin County, he worked with the Boy Scouts and various chambers of commerce and served as past president of the Haggin Museum. His wife, Robinette Fisher, ’37, died May 16.
Elizabeth Woodin Thomas, ’38 (social science/social thought), of Sacramento, September 27, at 87. A member of Delta Gamma, she served in World War II as a major in the Women’s Army/Air Corps and was awarded the Bronze Star. She was active in the Junior League and the Sacramento Children’s Home. Survivors: her husband of 54 years, Robert, ’39, MBA ’46; two daughters, Barbara and Molly; and two sisters.
Gertrude Elizabeth “Betty” Pleasant Johnston Schoelles Boehm, ’40 (social sciences/social thought), of Santa Rosa, Calif., January 31, 2003, at 83. A member of Alpha Omega Pi, she served as a captain in the Woman’s Army Corps during World War II and worked for several engineering firms around Palo Alto. Survivors: her two daughters, Katharine Stirling and Marcia Hopkins; her son, Carl; three grandchildren; and two sisters, Nellie Pleasant Seth, ’34, and Evelyn Pleasant Johnson, ’43.
Barbara Gorham Rogers Rasmussen, ’40, of Pauma Valley, Calif., October 11, at 84. President of Kappa Kappa Gamma, she went on to become a member of Las Madrinas, a mentoring program for young Hispanic women, and vice president of the Junior League of Los Angeles. Survivors: her husband, Neil Jr., ’38; two sons, Neil III, ’64, and Christian, ’71; two brothers, Emery Rogers, ’43, PhD ’51, and Harold Hopper, ’46; and three grandchildren.This obituary for Barbara Gorham Rogers Rasmussen, ’40, described Las Madrinas inaccurately. It is a charitable group supporting research at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles.
Mary Louise Henry Lank, ’41, of San Diego, October 31, at 83. She was a longtime member of the Point Loma Garden Club and Point Loma Assembly. She was also active in PEO. Her husband of 54 years, Harold, predeceased her. Survivors: her two daughters, Sandra Bramble and Judy Boyer; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Mary Jane Isham Ehrman, ’42 (psychology), of Dos Palos, Calif., November 23, at 84. She worked for United Air Lines, as a service pilot in the Women’s Air Force and as a civilian flight instructor. Survivors: her husband of 58 years, Peter; two sons, Terry and Scott; and two daughters, Wendy Marshall and Megan Young.
Richard Stanford “Dick” Lee, ’42 (preclinical medicine), MD ’45, of Portola Valley, November 9, at 85, of leukemia. He spent his life in medicine as an ob/gyn at the Palo Alto Medical Clinic, which was founded by his father, Russel, ’16, MD ’20. An avid fan of car racing, he served as medical director for the Sports Car Club of America and actively worked to improve racing safety. He was a member of Theta Delta Chi. Survivors: his three brothers, Peter, ’44, MD ’47, Philip, ’45, MD ’48, and Hewlett, ’45, MD ’49.
Edward Plater Smith, ’42 (electrical engineering), of Tucson, Ariz., October 4, 2003, at 83. A member of Alpha Tau Omega and a veteran of World War II, he worked for Pacific T&T as a transmission engineer and later as a traffic engineer involved in the rapid expansion of telephone services in California and Nevada. He then worked for ITT Federal Labs and the Stanford Research Institute, where he concentrated on the design of military command, control and communications systems. Prior to his retirement, he worked as the director of systems engineering for the Safeguard Communication Agency at Fort Huachuca, Ariz. Survivors: his wife, BC; his two daughters, Stefani Braun, ’68, and Hanne Heintz, ’74; his son, Charles; and four grandchildren.
Phyllis Rose Roos Barusch, ’43 (French), of Richmond, Calif., October 15, at 80, of congestive heart failure. She taught at Williams College and UC-Berkeley and worked as a research associate with the Institute of Governmental Studies. She was active in civic affairs, particularly with the League of Women Voters and Save the Bay. Survivors: her husband, Maurice, ’40, MA ’41, PhD ’44; two sons, Lawrence and Ronald; five grandchildren; and one brother.
Frank M. Perkins, ’43 (general engineering), of Redondo Beach, Calif., November 20, 2002. A member of Tau Beta Pi and Theta Chi, he served as a Navy officer in World War II. He worked as an engineer in the space program at General Dynamics and then took a job at Aerospace Corp., from which he retired in 1985. Survivors: his wife of 56 years, Priscilla; his daughter, Ann; and his granddaughter.
Betty Jane Ira Barrow, ’46 (nursing), of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, September 25, at 79, of Parkinson’s disease. She worked as head nurse of the outpatient department of Stanford Hospital from 1947 to 1949. Her nursing career brought her to San Francisco, Honolulu, New York and Canada. Her husband of 40 years, Michael, died in 1992. Survivors: her two daughters, Barbara Dunsworth and Sally; his son, Geoffrey; 10 grandchildren; and two sisters, including her twin, Barbara Gladman, ’46.
Roy Arnold Anderson, ’47 (economics), MBA ’49, of La Cañada, Calif., October 18, 2003, at 82. He began his career as an accountant at the Lockheed Corp. in 1956 and was named chairman and chief executive in 1977, when the company was mired in scandals that threatened its future. By the time he retired in 1985, Lockheed was reporting steady growth and had resumed paying dividends after a 15-year hiatus. In retirement, he remained active in civic groups and causes, including the Los Angeles Music Center, the Salvation Army and initiatives to strengthen police, schools and other public services in L.A. In 1994, he became chairman of the Weingart Foundation, one of the nation’s largest philanthropic organizations. A trustee of the University, he and his wife established the Roy and Betty Anderson professorship in economics at Stanford. Survivors: his wife of 55 years, Betty Boehme, ’48; his two sons, Ross and James; his two daughters, Karyn and Debra White; five grandchildren; two brothers; and two sisters.
Virginia Ivey Walker Ashton, ’47 (sociology), of Salt Lake City, November 12, at 78. She was a member of Delta Gamma and managing editor of the yearbook. A patron of the arts, she supported the Utah Symphony, Ballet West and the Pioneer Memorial Theater. Survivors: her husband of 56 years, Ralph, ’47; her sons, Michael, ’71, and R. Larry; her daughters, Virginia Bostrom and Marjorie Coleman; six grandchildren; and one brother, James Walker, ’58.
Carol Courtright Clifford, ’47 (French), of Tucson, Ariz., November 11, at 76. A member of Alpha Omicron Pi, she spent 20 years as a librarian at Herbert Hoover Jr. High School in San Jose before retiring in 1981. Her husband, Robert, ’50, died in 1991. Survivors: her daughter, Diana Dooley; one grandson; and two great-grandchildren.
Charles Alvin Lutz Jr., ’47 (economics), of Palos Verdes Peninsula, Calif., October 13, 2003, at 82. He served in the Merchant Marine Corps and was a member of Beta Theta Pi. He owned Crest Orbit Delivery Service until his retirement in 1992. He was active in the Jonathan Club and Squires Club in Los Angeles and King Harbor Yacht Club in Redondo Beach. Survivors: his wife, Jean; his children, Cristina, Cheryl Burchell, Melissa Taylor, Terry Moreman and Michael O’Sullivan, five grandchildren; and one sister.
Edward Augustus Cornwall Jr., ’48, MS ’49 (electrical engineering), of Santa Barbara, Calif., March 31, 2003, at 78, of lung cancer. A World War II veteran, he worked for RCA in Los Angeles until 1973, when he moved to Santa Barbara and worked for Raytheon Corp. until his retirement in 1992. Survivors: his wife, Barbara; his two daughters, Harriet Cornwall Newman, ’79, MS ’80, and Ann Cornwall Boyce; four stepchildren; and five grandchildren.
Claus John Breier III, ’50 (political science), MBA ’54, of Bethesda, Md., November 10, at 77. He was a sports reporter for the Stanford Daily with his own column, “Through Breier’s Pipe.” He worked for IBM for 35 years. As president of the Stanford Alumni Club in Washington, D.C., he pioneered alumni receptions at foreign embassies. Survivors: his wife of 48 years, Marian Wenger, ’54; his four sons, Eric, Kurt, Mark, ’81, MBA ’85, and Todd; his daughter, Loren Dancer; and seven grandchildren.
Kenneth L. Kelley, ’50 (social science/social thought), of Laguna Niguel, Calif., August 5, 2003, at 74, of cancer. A member of Sigma Chi and the track team, he served during the Korean War. He worked in commercial real estate. A player in the annual bocce ball tournament in Del Mar for 18 years, he won the championship once and was runner up several times. Survivors: his wife, Joan McInerney; his two daughters, JoAnn Jack and Caroline Spencer; his son, Kenneth; and five grandchildren.
Henry Clarkson Scott, ’50 (biological sciences), MA ’51 (education), of San Anselmo, Calif., July 6, 2003, at 74, of cancer. A member of Chi Psi, he began his teaching career at San Francisco State U. In 1963, he joined the Peace Corps and served as deputy director for Ethiopia. Upon his return to the States, he resumed teaching and became dean of students and professor of biology at SUNY-Old Westbury. Moving west, he joined the faculty at California Institute for the Arts in Valencia. His next move brought him to Menlo Park, where he was executive director of Hidden Villa’s environmental education program. He later became a teacher at Peninsula School and served on its board of directors. Survivors: his wife, Caroline Helmuth; his daughters, Molly Scott-Bellman, Katherine Dulin and Chloe; his sons, Peter, Will and Samuel; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and his brother, Tom, MA ’59, PhD ’62.
Shirley E. Casella Freund, ’52 (education), of San Francisco, September 17, of cancer. She was a class officer both her sophomore and senior years and was a member of Cap & Gown. Following a career as an elementary school teacher, she served on several nonprofit and school boards, chaired charity events and fundraised for ARCS Foundation, San Francisco School Volunteers and the United Way. Survivors include her two daughters, Leslie, and Ellen, PhD ’99.
James R. Love, ’52 (art), of San Francisco, December 5, at 74, of prostate cancer. A member of Beta Theta Pi, he joined the Army as a second lieutenant and served with the Quartermaster Corps. He worked as the creative director at several advertising agencies before turning to real estate, renovating old San Francisco buildings and leasing the apartments. Survivors include his sister.
William Capell “Bill” Wright, ’52 (political science), of Pleasanton, Calif., August 29, at 74, of prostate cancer. A trombone player in the Band, he worked in the insurance industry for 45 years, Survivors: his wife of 27 years, Stephanie; his son, William; three daughters, Margaret Schuft, Dorothy Waterman and Alison; two grandsons; one brother; and one sister.
Anthony Joseph Garrett, ’53 (physical science), of Carpinteria, Calif., November 30, at 72. A member of Zeta Psi, he served in the Marine Corps. After a successful career in the aerospace industry, he joined Dean Witter & Co., co-managing the firm’s Southern California region for more than 15 years. Survivors: his wife, Rosalind Stubenberg, ’54; his son, Joseph; his daughter, Gretchen Valentine, ’81; three stepchildren; three grandchildren; one sister; and two brothers, John, ’61, and James, ’61.
James T. Gillespie, ’53 (preclinical medicine), MD ’56, of Steilacoom, Wash., October 18, at 72, of a plane crash. He was a Vietnam veteran, retired colonel and surgeon. He spent 23 years in the Army Medical Corps before joining the Western Clinic in Tacoma. He was chief of thoracic surgery at Madigan General Hospital and was a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. His wife of 40 years, Jessie, died with him. Survivors include his two daughters, Margaret and Kathryn, and one brother.
Robert Frank Hutton, ’53 (chemistry), of Cambridge, Mass., October 17, 2003, at 72, of a heart attack. A member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, he joined the chemistry department at Brandeis U. after completing his post-doctoral research at MIT. Later, at Waters Associates, he worked as a marketing specialist and manager, then as a lecturer in the company’s liquid chromatography school, giving presentations at corporate headquarters and universities across Europe and the United States. In 1983, he became a freelance consultant. Survivors: his former wife, Joel Leon; his companion, Toni-Lee Capossela; and his son, Eric, ’94, PhD ’01.
Eleanor “Linn” Ericksen Jones, ’55 (psychology), of Alameda, Calif., November 1, 2003, at 69, of brain cancer. A psychologist in private practice, she was one of the founders of the American Mental Health Alliance of California. Survivors: her husband of 48 years, Ashley, ’53; four daughters, Beth, Shelley, ’81, Heather and Karrie; and six grandchildren.
Andrew Hunter Land II, ’55 (history), MBA ’60, of Hillsborough, Calif., November 28, at 69, of cancer. A member of the crew team and Delta Kappa Epsilon, he became a partner at Hambrecht and Quist. He established the Land Family Foundation, which helped found the San Francisco University High School, where he served as a trustee for many years. He also served on the board of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Survivors include his two daughters, Kathleen and Elizabeth; and one grandson.
Juliana Dorothea Molloy Shields, ’55 (history), of Indian Wells, Calif., October 8, at 70. Survivors: her husband of 48 years, John, ’54, MBA ’56; two sons, John II and Michael; two daughters, Kathleen and Karen; five grandchildren; her mother; and two sisters.
John Kenneth Doyle Jr., ’57 (mathematics), of Palo Alto, May 8, 2002, at 66, of cancer. He played on the freshman tennis team and received his letter in boxing. A member of the NROTC, he served three years in the Navy. He worked on a variety of research and development projects at the Lockheed Corp. facility in Sunnyvale from 1960 to 1977 and performed communications research at a joint U.S./U.K. facility in England. In 1998, he retired from Lockheed as a senior staff engineer. Survivors: his wife of 45 years, Susan Merrill, ’59; his three sons, Ken, Steven and David; three grandchildren; and his sister, Sharon, ’59.
Robert E. Lindsay, ’57, Engr. ’60, PhD ’62 (electrical engineering), of Raleigh, N.C., September 18, at 67, of heart failure. He was a member of Theta Xi and the golf team. After teaching at the U. of Washington, he joined IBM’s Thomas Watson Research Center and remained with the company until his retirement in 1993. Survivors: his wife, Susan; two sons, Tom and Steve; and two daughters, Anne and Robyn.
Janet Lynne Tribbe, ’58 (English), of Arcadia, Calif., July 17, 2003, at 66, of ovarian cancer. She had careers with the USO in France, the probation department in Los Angeles County, in real estate and in the textile import business. She was a member of Stanford Professional Women of Southern California.
Warren Robert Wood, ’58, Engr. ’67 (electrical engineering), MS ’74 (computer science), of Palo Alto, October 12, 2003, at 67, of pneumonia. A member of the track team, he later helped to found the Stanford branch of the Sierra Club and led cross-country ski tours for many years. Working in electrical engineering and computer program design, he first joined the Lockheed Corp. in Sunnyvale and then Philco-Ford in Mountain View. From 1971 to 2000, he was self-employed as a freelance contractor. Survivors include his mother.
Betty Janet Young Deane, ’59 (nursing), of Nevada City, Calif., November 11, 2002, at 66, of a heart attack. She worked as a public health nurse in Contra Costa County. Survivors: her son, Michael; one grandson; and several stepchildren.
Emmet Keith Torney, ’59 (speech & drama), of Billings, Mont., August 6, 2002, at 64, of a heart attack. He served for 18 years as the senior pastor of the First Congregational Church in Naperville, Ill. In Billings, he was the senior pastor of the First Congregational Church and United Church of Christ. He sat on the boards of the Evangelical Health Services, the Chicago Theological Seminary and the Billings Food Bank. Survivors: his wife, Patricia; three daughters, Kathy Lynch, Elizabeth Welch, ’87, and Susan; two stepsons; and six grandchildren.
Barry Allen Bell, ’60 (electrical engineering), of Rockville, Md., March 13, 2003, at 65, of a stroke. A member of the Band, he served in the Navy as director of the electrical division at the Naval Nuclear Power School in Maryland. For 25 years, he was an electronics expert at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, during which time he was awarded a Commerce Department silver medal for his work. Survivors: his wife of 11 years, Jane; his two daughters, Cathryn Kibby and Carolyn Duska; his son, Jonathan; two stepsons; six grandchildren; and his mother.
Ann Carter Huneke, ’60 (art), of Menlo Park, November 29, at 65, of cancer. A member of the tennis team, she was a member of the Junior League, the Menlo Circus Club and other organizations. She owned the Home and Garden gift store in Menlo Park. Survivors: her son, Murray, ’83; two daughters, Christine Kremer, ’84, and Lorraine; four grandchildren; and her brother, William, ’57.
David Arthur Cathcart, ’61 (history), of Pasadena, Calif., September 30, 2003, at 63, of cancer. A member of Theta Chi, he became a labor and employment law specialist. He was a senior partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and the founding chair of the American Employment Law Council. He also served on the management advisory committee of the National Labor Relations Board. He was a senior editor of the widely used California Employment Litigation Practice Guide. Committed to public service, he was the chief legislative assistant to Sen. John Tunney in the early 1970s and was instrumental in the drafting and passage of the Water Quality Act. For 23 years, he was a member of the board of governors of the Santa Monica Boys & Girls Club. Survivors: his wife, Janet Farley; his daughters Sarah, ’97, and Rebecca; his brothers, Pat, ’68, and Robert “Mike,” ’68.
Kate Franks Klaus, ’64 (English), of Iowa City, Iowa, November 23, 2002, at 60, of a cerebral hemorrhage. A lifelong environmentalist and preservationist, she co-founded Iowa City’s Reno Street Neighborhood Park, Nancy Seiberling Heritage Grove and Heritage Trees project, which set out to document, preserve and replenish the city’s trees. She was also a poet, playwright, translator, designer and flutist. Survivors: her husband of 35 years, Carl; three stepchildren; and one sister.
Elizabeth F. Stevenson, ’68 (history), of San Francisco, November 30, at 57, of complications from pneumonia and a brain tumor. She was the first executive director of the National Brain Tumor Foundation, formed in 1981 as a support group for patients, doctors and medical researchers. Earlier, she worked at KQED and in the office of New York mayor John Lindsay. She was a former member of the executive board of the Alumni Association. Survivors include her husband, Francisco Cancino, ’56; two sisters; one brother; and her stepmother.
Richard Arthur Flower, ’69 (electrical engineering), of Concord, Mass., October 8, at 56. A member of Phi Beta Kappa and Tau Beta Pi, he was a member of the electrical engineering faculty at the U. of Illinois in the late 1970s and later was a computer scientist with Digital Equipment, Compaq Computer and Hewlett-Packard. Survivors: his wife, Linsey; his three brothers, including Bill, ’71, PhD ’76, and Jack, ’77; and his parents Bob and Esther.
Sally Ann Bellows, ’71 (German studies), of Albany, Calif., October 22, at 53, of liver cancer. She was the manager of student services for Berkeley’s School of Public Health and a longtime member and leader of the Berkeley Staff Assembly. Survivors: her husband, Hellmut Meister; her two daughters, Sarah and Anna; her parents; two brothers; and one sister.
Warren Graig Greene, ’71 (political science), of Northridge, Calif., October 7, 2003, at 54, of leukemia. He was a member of the basketball team and Kappa Sigma. Gov. Pete Wilson appointed him to the bench in 1996. Initially, he presided over a criminal court in Norwalk but transferred two years later to the San Fernando courthouse, where he served until his death. Prior to his appointment, he was a senior partner of Rutter Greene and Hobbs, where he served as managing partner from 1990 to 1992. Survivors: his wife of 31 years, Carol Rosenlieb, ’74; his daughter, Emily; his two sons, Colin and Spencer; his mother; and his twin brother, Warner, ’71.
Camille Deborah Howard, ’71 (English), of Berkeley, October 12, at 53, of cancer. After several years on the stage in New York and San Francisco, she earned a PhD in theatre history. She taught at Stanford in 1984 and again in 1999 and was a full professor at San Francisco U. for 18 years. Survivors: her daughter, Robyn; three brothers; and one sister.
Barry John Steiner, ’71, MA ’71 (political science), of Sacramento, June 6, at 54, of Parkinson’s disease. He worked for Gov. Jerry Brown’s Office of Planning and Research and for the Sacramento County Counsel’s Office. Survivors: his daughter, Sabrina; his son, Benjamin; and one brother.
Ellen Friedlander, ’72 (English), of Palo Alto, at 55, of cancer. She was a member of the women’s tennis team. Survivors: her parents and three brothers, including Theodore, III, ’69, MA ’75.
Gary Dean Smith, ’73 (human biology), of Runaway Bay, Texas, January 29, at 51, of a car accident. A reverend, he pastored churches for 30 years in Illinois, Indiana, California, Iowa and Texas. He also served as a chaplain in the Navy for 16 years and taught college courses including ethics and religion. Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Adair; three children; and several grandchildren.
Carrie Ellen Wilson Gordon, ’77 (anthropology), of Scranton, Penn., September 27, 2003, at 48. She helped establish cultural orientation programs for Vietnamese refugees and later participated in refugee aid programs in Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines. Survivors: her husband, James; her mother; and one brother.
Nancy Elizabeth Walton Pugh, ’81 (biological sciences), of Charlottesville, Va., November 25, at 45. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, she worked as a pediatrician and taught pediatrics as an assistant professor at the U. of Virginia. Survivors: her husband, Ernest; three daughters, Amy, Laura and Carolyn; her mother; her grandmother; and two brothers.
Leslie Joia Hotson, ’04 (international relations), of Palo Alto, October 24, at 21, of cystic fibrosis. At 13, she received a lung transplant, which allowed her to resume her much-loved sporting activities, including diving and whitewater rafting. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta. Survivors: her parents, John, ’68, and Charlotte “Tib” Neely, ’70; and her two brothers, Andrew, ’02, and Guy.
Herbert Wetzler, MBA ’38, of Sherman Oaks, Calif., August 22, 2003, at 90. He worked for Wilshire Oil, Gulf Oil and Chevron. After retiring, he became a marketing consultant for the oil industry. His wife, Evelyn, predeceased him.
Hubert E. “Bert” Lillis, MA ’46 (mining and mineral engineering), of Billings, Mont., October 6, at 82. He served in the Army under Gen. George Patton during World War II. He worked for a construction company before taking over Lillis Engineering from his father in the late 1940s. He then became a State Farm Insurance agent and stayed with the company for 50 years, retiring in 2002. That same year, he received the Association of Fundraising Professionals Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year Award. His daughter, Kathy, ’69, died in 1971. Survivors: his fiancée, Kat Metcalf, ’62; his two sons, Ken, ’71, and Don; two daughters, Leone Fowler and Carol Schlenker; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one brother.
HUMANITIES & SCIENCES
Clark Kerr, MA ’33 (economics), of El Cerrito, Calif., December 1, at 92, of complications from a fall. As president of the University of California system, he revolutionized the structure of higher education in the state but became a political casualty of the campus protest movements of the 1960s. He headed the multicampus university from 1958 to 1967, when former Gov. Ronald Reagan fired him for being too soft on student protesters. He then chaired the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education, helping to create a system of classifying colleges by mission and laying the groundwork for comparative studies in higher education. Survivors: his wife of 69 years, Catherine Spaulding, ’32; two sons, Clark and Alexander; one daughter, Caroline Gage; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
William “Bill” Munich Jr., MA ’38 (chemistry), of Oakland, December 24, 2002, at 87. After working briefly as a chemist at a soap company, he joined the chemical sales department at Braun-Knecht-Heiman, where he worked until his retirement. After he retired, he began a second career volunteering in the mineral section of the California Academy of Sciences. His wife of 61 years, Carola, predeceased him. Survivors: his son, Fred; his daughters, Carole Quick and Lorraine Mudget; nine grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
Raymond Muse, MA ’43, PhD ’48 (history), of San Diego, October 28, at 88. During World War II, he served in Asia as a traffic analyst and cryptoanalyst. After his doctoral work, he joined the faculty at Washington State U., where he taught political science and chaired the history department from 1956 to 1979. Survivors: his wife, Marianne; his sons, Dean Johnson, Owen Johnson and Kyle Jansson; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one sister.
Nancy Starbuck Meltzer, MA ’47 (psychology), of Ithaca, N.Y., October 16, 2002, at 80, of Parkinson’s disease. She was an education psychologist with the Public Health Service in Washington, D.C., in the early 1950s. The bulk of her career was spent at Cornell U., where she served as the assistant dean of the College of Human Ecology. Survivors: her two sons, Jonathan and Joel; her daughter, Sarah Raleigh; two grandchildren; and two sisters.
Kenneth Michael Kim, MA ’61 (health education), of San Jose, February 16, 2003, at 85, of a heart attack. He overcame racial barriers to become one of the first Asian Americans to teach in San Francisco’s public schools in 1941. Ten years later, he helped start San Francisco’s Chinese Recreation Center, which led to a program he created for boys incarcerated by the California Youth Authority. He went on to become a professor of recreation at San Jose U., where he taught for 24 years until his retirement in 1982. Survivors: his daughter, Patricia; his three sons, Kevin, Robert and Terry; four grandchildren; one sister; and one brother.
James Matthew Kittelson, MA ’64, PhD ’69 (history), of Saint Paul, Minn., November 10, at 62. He taught at the U. of Iowa and was professor of reformation history at Ohio State U. for 26 years. Since 1997, he was professor of church history at Luther Seminary. In addition to more than 50 scholarly publication and three books, he edited the Encyclopedia of the Reformation. Survivors: his wife of 40 years, Margaret; his daughters, Elizabeth Van Voorhis, and Amy; two grandchildren; his father; and one brother.
Savel Kliachko, PhD ’68 (Slavic languages), of Sunnyvale, August 6, at 80. During World War II, he served as a Soviet liaison specialist and interpreter. Fluent in four languages, he was a professor of Russian at the U. of Arizona, Hamline U. and Moscow U. He joined SRI International in 1978 as a senior technical writer and editor. His mother taught Russian at Stanford from 1946 to 1966. More than 600 volumes of Russian and linguistics books from the Kliachko collection were donated to the Slavic department of Green Library. His wife of 53 years, Patricia, died in April 2003. Survivors: his two daughters, Alison Trafas and Valerie Taglio; and five grandchildren.
Stuart L. Kadison, JD ’48, of Los Angeles, October 22, at 79. A veteran of World War II, he was a trial lawyer, an expert in constitutional law and special counsel to Chistensen, Miller, Fink, Jacobs, Glaser Weil & Shapiro. He taught at Stanford Law School from 1977 to 1982 and received the University’s Herman Phleger Visiting Professor of Law Award in 1994. He served as president of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and as a governor of the State Bar of California. Survivors: his wife of 57 years, Carita; his daughter, Dana Lloyd, ’72; his two sons, Brian, ’76, and Warne; and two granddaughters.
Vivian Nina Chaya Hannawalt, JD ’50, of San Francisco, October 20, 2003, at 72, of cancer. A member of Law Review, she had her own practice before joining the legal staff of the Bay Area Rapid Transit District in 1980, retiring in 1991. A dedicated volunteer, she worked at the San Francisco Public Library, taught reading at her local public elementary school, represented indigent criminal defendants through the San Francisco Public Defenders Office, and helped seniors prepare their income tax returns through an IRS volunteer program. Survivors: her husband of 53 years, Willis; her two daughters, Nina and Rachel Milbrodt; her son, James; six grandchildren; and one brother.
James David Loebl, JD ’52, of Ojai, Calif., October 19, 2003, at 76, of cancer. His government service career began with former Gov. Edmund “Pat” Brown and continued for 28 years on the Ojai City Council. He practiced law in Ventura County for 40 years. Survivors: his wife, Dorothy “Dottie” Hirsch, MA ’50; his daughters, Ellen and Susan Grasso, MA ’89; his son, Jeffrey; four grandchildren; and one sister.
Paul Leo Freese, JD ’57, of Pasadena, Calif., October 10, 2003, at 74. A member of Law Review, he was a decorated veteran of the Korean War, awarded the Purple Heart for being wounded during the battle of Pork Chop Hill. He spent his professional career at Kindel & Anderson, where he became the head of the litigation department and a managing partner. A former professor at Loyola Law School and president of the Catholic League, he was known for serving as counsel for relatives of Howard Hughes in the highly publicized litigation over the billionaire’s estate. Survivors: his wife of 49 years, Mary; his sons, John and Paul Jr.; his three daughters, Theresa Treek, Mary Rumer and Diane Evans; 10 grandchildren; and two sisters.
Martin H. Crumrine, MD ’40, of San Marino, Calif., October 2, 2003, at 89. He served during World War II as a surgeon in the U.S. Army medical corps, returning to private practice in the Pasadena area. He was the chief of staff of Huntington Memorial and St. Luke hospitals and president of the Pasadena Medical Society and the Surgical Forum. He retired in 1992. Survivors: his wife of 65 years, Dorothea; his two daughters, Judy Norquist and Lynn Reineman; his son, Don; nine grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
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