Gertrude Mahrholz, of Palo Alto, September 15, at 87. She was adjunct professor emerita of German studies. Survivors: her daughter, Catherine; her son, Paul; and three grandchildren.
William Capron, of Mountain View, October 5, at 82, of pancreatic cancer. He earned a degree in economics from Swarthmore College. During World War II, he served in the Army and was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross and a Purple Heart. He worked as an economist on national security matters at the Rand think tank before joining the Stanford faculty in 1956. As a senior economist adviser in the Kennedy administration, he helped establish antipoverty programs; two years later, President Johnson appointed him to oversee the domestic portion of the federal budget. After resigning in 1965, he continued to take positions with top universities across the country. He retired in 1990 but continued to advise governments around the world on budgeting and tax systems. Survivors: three sons, Seth, Alex and Bear; his daughter, Margie; six grandchildren; and a sister.
Lillian Parlier Sandberg, ’24, of Sanger, Calif., October 9, at 101. She was a Spanish major. Survivors include her son, Wynn.
Halsey Lawrence “Larry” Beemer, ’29, of Shelburne, Vt., November 1, at 94. A social science and social thought major, he was a member of Delta Tau Delta and editor of the Quad. He worked for Ford Motor Corp. marketing airplanes in China, and for Singer Sewing Machine Co. in Japan, Korea and French Indochina. During World War II, he served as a Navy intelligence officer; he later moved back to East Asia, where he worked for Standard Vacuum Oil Co., Esso and Mobil. After retiring in 1966 as general manager for Esso Standard Eastern-Malaya, he served for six years as a senior industrial financial adviser for the U.S. Agency for International Development in Washington, D.C., and Indonesia. Survivors: three sons, Halsey, MA ’69, Christopher and Joseph; his daughter, Teresa; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Ben Eastman, ’33, of Hotchkiss, Colo., October 6, at 91, of pneumonia. He was an economics major and member of Alpha Delta Tau. A member of the track team, he set world records in six middle-distance running events—the 440-yard, 400-meter, 800-yard, 800-meter, 500-yard and 600-yard runs. His record of 46.4 seconds in the 440 went unbroken for more than 40 years. He also won a silver medal at the 1932 Olympics. After graduation, he worked for a diesel engine company in San Francisco, Seattle and New York. He moved to Colorado in the 1950s to start a successful fruit business and served for 12 years on the Colorado Agriculture Commission. Survivors: his wife, Edwina, ’39; three sons; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Donald Forrest Brayton, ’34, of Los Angeles, September 8, at 90, of Alzheimer’s disease. An economics major, he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega. He earned his MD at Harvard Medical School and began his internship and residency in general surgery at St. Luke’s Hospital in New York. During World War II, he served in the Medical Corps, retiring as a major in 1946. He practiced general and pediatric surgery in Los Angeles for 20 years and served as clinical professor of surgery at UCLA and Harbor Hospital. In 1967, he was appointed UCLA’s director of continuing education in health sciences and director of regional medical programs. From 1975 until his retirement in 1982, he was medical director of Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield, Calif. Returning to Los Angeles, he served in a professional volunteer capacity and on numerous medical boards and associations. Survivors: his wife of 41 years, Sally; his daughter, Deborah Perkins; two grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; and his former wife, Virginia Tomaso.
Harry Hay, ’34, of San Francisco, October 24, at 90, of lung cancer. He participated in student drama. In 1950, he founded the Mattachine Society in Los Angeles, a secret organization that proved to be the catalyst for the American gay-rights movement. He went on to help launch the Radical Faeries, a gay spirituality movement, in 1979. An advocate for all minorities, he supported equal rights for women as well as Native American causes and helped found the gay caucus of Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow Coalition. Survivors: his life partner, John Burnside; and two daughters, Hannah Muldaven and Kate Berman.
Charles Runston “Rusty” Maino, ’34, MD ’38, of Modesto, Calif., November 4, at 89. He was a preclinical medicine major and a member of Phi Kappa Psi. During World War II, he served in the Navy. He practiced medicine in Modesto, founding Gould Medical Group with four colleagues in 1948. He oversaw the group’s transition to a nonprofit medical foundation in 1986 and was named chairman. A member of numerous medical associations, he served on the board of medical directors for Stanford and as president of the medical staff of Memorial Hospital in Modesto. His wife, Lois Jeannette Gould Maino, ’34, and son, C. Burke, ’64, predeceased him. Survivors: his son, Runston; his daughter, Anne Alvarez, ’62; and his brother, Vernon, ’39, MD ’43.
John M. Brock Sr., ’35, MBA ’37, of Bakersfield, Calif., September 26, at 89, of pancreatic cancer. An economics major, he was a member of Sigma Chi. He worked for a major department-store chain in Los Angeles before returning to his hometown of Bakersfield in 1938 to work in the family retail business. During World War II, he served as a gunnery officer in the Navy. He was president of Brocks Department Stores from 1962 until the company was sold in 1988. He was involved with numerous boards and community groups, including the John Brock Award committee, which raises funds for scholarships and educational activities. A daughter, Lori, predeceased him. Survivors: his wife of 55 years, Gladys; two sons, John Jr., ’71, and James; two daughters, Marti Mazzeo, ’78, and Jill Kinkle; five grandchildren; and a sister, Bette Colm, ’37.
Betty Hines Dutton, ’35, of Philadelphia, October 25, at 89. She majored in Spanish. In the 1940s, she helped found St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Palo Alto. She worked at Stanford in various secretarial positions, retiring in 1978. Survivors: four daughters, Valerie Hollister, Sheila, Patricia and Rosalind, ’68; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; her brother; and her sister.
Ernestine Magagna Baker, ’37, of Belmont, Calif., September 29, at 88, of a heart attack. She majored in English. After earning a master’s degree in counseling, she worked as a guidance counselor at a junior high school in Louisville, Ky. She wrote numerous short stories and a small book, Wyoming Grown. Survivors: her son, C. Edwin, ’69; and her daughter, Nancy, ’71.
Gordon Beebe, ’37, of Sea Ranch, Calif., May 20, at 87. He majored in sociology and was a member of El Toro. After earning his master’s degree in sociology at the U. of Washington, he attended the U. of Chicago to work on his PhD until the outbreak of World War II. He was a partner in Campbell, Galt and Beebe, an independent insurance brokerage, in Portland, Ore., until 1970. He became the first manager of the Silver Creek Preserve in Idaho and then moved to Sea Ranch in 1980. He served on the boards of numerous organizations dedicated to preserving the natural environment. Survivors: his wife of 32 years, Louise, ’37; his two children; and two grandchildren.
Nancy Gray Harris, ’37, of San Francisco, August 25, at 87. She majored in history. After graduation, she studied at Alliance Française in Paris. During World War II, she served as a Red Cross nurse in San Francisco. Later, she taught kindergarten and joined the Children’s Hospital Auxiliary, becoming a member of its board. She was a founding member of the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum Society and a volunteer with many other civic and cultural organizations. Survivors: her husband of 62 years, Robert, ’37; her daughter, Lucie Alexander; two sons, Robert and William; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Joseph William “Bill” Lincoln, ’37, MBA ’40, MA ’66, of Erie, Pa., September 14, at 86. He was a general engineering major and member of Phi Gamma Delta. In 1941, he joined the Army Cavalry Corps and later transferred into the Army Air Corps, where he served as a bomber pilot during World War II. He served in the Air Force Reserve, retiring as a lieutenant colonel in 1975. He worked in the family oil business, was employed by Dresser Industries, and in 1962 joined the Olean (N.Y.) High School faculty as a mathematics teacher. He retired from teaching in 1983. His wife of 57 years, Millie, predeceased him. Survivors: two daughters, Stephanie Biorn and Pamela Senfield; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Chester H. “Chet” Johnson Jr., ’39, of Portola Valley, September 23, at 85, of complications from a blood clot. He majored in speech and drama. After working for Lockheed in Los Angeles during World War II, he returned to Palo Alto to work for Varian Associates, initially in production control and later as director of public relations. In the early 1960s, he became a management consultant to the electronics industry and founded Applied Technology. An avid traveler, he and his wife led hiking trips in the Swiss Alps for more than 15 years. Survivors: his wife of 62 years, Ruth, ’40; his sons, Mark and William, PhD ’74; and four grandchildren.
Jean Rassenfoss Segerstrom, ’39, of Sonora, Calif., June 2, at 82. She was a social science and social thought major. In 1940, she married Richard, ’41, MS ’61. They lived in the Bay Area from 1958 until Richard’s death in 1989. Survivors: three sons, John, Kris and Kari; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Robert S. “Bob” Falkenhagen, ’40, of Portland, Ore., September 8, at 85, of prostate cancer. He majored in economics and general engineering and was a member of Theta Xi. During World War II, he served in the Army Corps of Engineers. In 1943, on an assignment with the Standard Oil Company of California in Saudi Arabia, he worked on the initial development of the Abqaiq oil field. He returned to the United States in 1948 to work as a manufacturer’s agent at his father’s Lou Falkenhagen Co. He was active in community, charity and Stanford organizations. With his wife, Elizabeth, he traveled to 120 countries and around the world three times. Survivors: his wife of 54 years; two sons, Craig, ’74, MS ’75, MBA ’89, and Bruce, ’76, MS ’77; three grandchildren; his sister; and his brother.
Edward Raleigh Jr., ’40, of Palm Springs, Calif., October 30, at 83. A communication major, he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega and the Band. After serving in the Army from 1940 to 1946, he worked as a development director at Stanford for more than 25 years. He served as president of the Board of Braille Institute Associates of the Desert, the Dixieland Society of the Desert and the Desert Hospital Foundation. Survivors: his wife of 57 years, Inez; his daughter, Cynthia Staley; and one grandchild.
Mary Elizabeth “Mizi” Hinds Reid, ’40, of Cupertino, October 17, at 83. She was a graphic arts major and member of Delta Gamma. A volunteer at the Stanford Convalescent Home Auxiliary, she also was active in local theater groups. Her daughter, Sylvia, predeceased her. Survivors: her husband, George, ’40; two sons, Alan and Scot; and four grandsons.
George O. Stouffer, ’40, of Whittier, Calif., October 16, at 84. He was a political science major. During World War II, he served as a pilot in the Navy and was awarded the Navy Cross. He was a retired attorney and the founder and CEO of Century Grinding, a precision-parts maker for the Southern California aircraft industry. His wife, Mildred, died in 1997. Survivors: his sons, David and Richard; four granddaughters; and a sister.
Joan Margo Martinelli, ’41, of Lafayette, Calif., October 7, at 82. She was a history major. She earned a master’s degree in library science from the U. of California and worked for the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. In 1948, she moved to Lafayette with her husband, Frederick. Survivors: her sons, Craig and Brian; and her brother, Alan, ’44.
Sally Jane Millhauser Reid, ’41, of Pine Mountain Club, Calif., October 9, at 83, of Alzheimer’s disease. She was a biological sciences major. She received her teaching credential in 1960 and taught biology from 1961 to 1980, integrating ecology and environmentalism into the high school curriculum. She also taught oceanography at the U. of Washington. After retiring, she was active in environmental politics, receiving two Sierra Club national service awards for her volunteer work. Survivors: her second husband, Les; and four children.
Ross T. Dwyer Jr., ’42, of Riverside, Calif., October 8, 2001, at 82. An economics major, he was a member of Chi Psi. He joined the Marine Corps Reserve in 1941 and served in World War II, the Korean conflict and the Vietnam War. He was deployed as a commander during the Cuban missile crisis. In his 33-year career he commanded every type of infantry organization, from rifle company to expeditionary force. He also served as aide to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as aide to the secretary of the Navy and as deputy director, Joint Staff, Joint Chiefs of Staff. Among his many awards were the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star. Upon retiring as major general in 1974, he became active with youth, civic and church organizations. Survivors: his wife, Rene; his son, Tom; and two grandchildren.
William Sherman Godfrey III, ’42, of Menlo Park, October 9, at 84. A general engineering major, he was a member of the football and swim teams. During World War II, he served as a lieutenant in the Navy. He was an engineer and naval architect at Hunters Point Shipyard in San Francisco and a fifth-degree black belt in judo. Survivors: his wife, Lorraine; four sons, Patrick, Christopher, Gary and William Jr.; six grandchildren; and a sister.
William Morse Lee, ’42, MA ’48, of Petaluma, Calif., September 10, at 80. He was a communication major and a member of Los Arcos and the baseball and golf teams. During World War II, he served as an officer in the Navy and Marines. He helped build Speedo into a world leader in sportswear during his 25 years with the company. An enthusiastic traveler and Stanford fan, he visited more than 80 countries on five continents and attended all but two Big Games since 1933. His wife of 56 years, Shirley, died in March 2002. Survivors: three sons, Gary, Grant and David; and his daughter, Debby Dyar.
Carl Francis Kellenberger, ’43, of Tigard, Ore., September 20, at 82. He was an economics major and a member of Delta Tau Delta and the baseball team. During World War II, he served in the Marine Corps. He worked in transportation and warehousing, owned Yellow Cab Co. in Medford, Ore., and retired in 1985. His wife, Gene, and son, Randy, predeceased him. Survivors include two daughters, Candy Miller and Karen Tate; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Shirley Wilson Lee, ’43, MA ’66, of Stanford, November 4, at 81, of cancer. She was an anthropology major. A civil-rights activist in Rhode Island in the 1950s, she was a lifelong pacifist. She taught anthropology at several Bay Area colleges and founded Phoenix, a journal of transpersonal anthropology. Survivors: her husband of 61 years, Erastus, PhD ’40; two sons, Michael and Martin, ’66; two daughters, Susan Greenleaf, ’75, and Margaret; and four grandchildren.
Henry D. Magnin, ’43, of Carlsbad, Calif., November 6, at 82. He was a social sciences and social thought major. He received a master’s degree in meteorology from Caltech and served as a weather officer during World War II. A stockbroker for 35 years, his passion was building miniature circus models. He served for many years as the Class of ’43 correspondent for STANFORD. Survivors: his wife, Lane; two sons, Ed and Dale; and four grandchildren.
Edwin C. Porter, ’43, of Culver City, Calif., September 27, at 80. He majored in social science and social thought and was a member of Sigma Chi. In 1947, he started his own insurance brokerage company in Beverly Hills, Calif.; he retired in 1984. His wife, Celeste, ’44, sons Edwin III, Scott, ’68, and Jeffrey, and a daughter, April Gunderson, predeceased him. Survivors: his daughter, Elisabeth Mehner; his son, Ronald; and his grandchildren.
Mildred Naomi “Millie” Turnbow Wickersham, ’43, of Piedmont, Calif., in September. She majored in letters. She was an accomplished portrait painter and a member of the Piedmont Garden Club. Her husband, James, ’46, predeceased her. Survivors include her sons, Grover and James, ’76; and her daughter, Hilary Clark, ’75.
Barbara Lee Kemp Coombs, ’45, of Spokane, Wash., September 14, at 78. She was a social sciences and social thought major and member of Delta Gamma. With her husband, the Rev. Richard Coombs, she served parishes in New York City, Salinas, Calif., and Spokane. She taught third grade for 17 years and remained active after retirement as a school volunteer. Survivors: her sons, David and Peter; her daughters, Margie Farris and Catherine Moye; and eight grandchildren.
Victor Eisner, ’46, of San Francisco, July 10, at 80. He majored in biological sciences and was a member of Los Arcos. During World War II, he served in the Army, earning a Purple Heart and four Bronze Stars. After obtaining his medical degree from Harvard, he worked as a physician at Johns Hopkins and later for the School of Public Health at UC-Berkeley in pediatrics, preventive medicine and occupational medicine. In addition to medical articles, he published The Delinquency Label: The Epidemiology of Juvenile Delinquency (1969) and Dimensions of School Health (1974). During retirement, he studied Mandarin and taught English as a second language. His wife, Rosemarie, predeceased him. Survivors: his daughter, Julie Guy; his son, Lorenz; three grandchildren; and his brother.
Maxine Sharon Arnold Holmes, ’46, of Madera, Calif., September 24, at 77. She majored in political science. She taught at Serra Vista Elementary School in Madera for 20 years and supported many charities, especially those devoted to animal rights. Her husband, Bill, died in 1999. Survivors: her son, David; three daughters, Hilary Walsh, Leslie Labrucherie and Sheila; three grandchildren; and a brother.
Wesley D. Risling, ’46, MS ’47, of Alameda, Calif., June 28, at 77. He majored in general engineering and earned his master’s degree in civil engineering. He worked at East Bay Municipal Utility District for 39 years. He was active in the U.S. Navy League and the Elks Club. Survivors: his wife of 34 years, Sally; his son, Greg; and a sister.
Gerald Berchman Ferrari, ’47, JD ’57, of Los Altos Hills, November 10, at 78. He was a general engineering major and member of Phi Kappa Psi. During World War II, he served as a bomber pilot. He practiced law in Redwood City with Corrie, Leback, Hanning and Ferrari and later started his own firm, practicing for 15 years with his daughter Maria. Survivors: his wife of 56 years, Mary Jane; three sons, Bernardo, Marcantonio, ’84, and Dominic; three daughters, Teresa Votroba, ’70, Maria Mapps and Alicia; and 15 grandchildren.
Julien M. Harwood, ’47, of La Jolla, Calif., September 18. He was a political science major.
John Terry Maxwell, ’47, MBA ’49, of San Marino, Calif., October 19, at 76, of complications following a stroke. He was an economics major and member of Phi Delta Theta. During the Korean War, he served as a Naval officer. A stockbroker for more than 40 years, he co-founded the firm Maxwell-Noll in Pasadena, Calif. He retired in 1995. Survivors: his wife of 51 years, Barbara, ’50; his daughter, Victoria Heiges, ’75; his son, Greg; four grandchildren; a sister, Joan Reinhardt, ’50; and a brother.
Richard W. “Rick” Middleton, ’48, of Seattle, October 23, at 79, of cancer. He majored in economics and was a member of El Campo. During World War II, he served in the Army as an intelligence observer and was awarded a Purple Heart. He earned an MBA from Harvard and then worked at the family business, Anderson & Middleton. In the 1950s, he became the company’s president, a position he held until becoming chairman of the board 12 years ago. He served as president of the Timber Operators Council and the Western Forest Industry Association. Survivors: his wife, Edith; two daughters, Jennifer and Kristin; his son, Richard; and a brother.
Harrison C. McCandless, ’49, MD ’54, of Palm Desert, Calif., September 8, at 75. He majored in biological sciences. During World War II, he served in the Navy. His medical career spanned 43 years, during which he served as president of the California Academy of Family Physicians and assistant director of the UCLA family residency program at Santa Monica Hospital. He also was involved in many civic organizations. Survivors: his wife of 53 years, Barbara; three sons, Robert, Richard and Michael; his daughter, Linda Courchaine; 10 grandchildren; and a sister.
Frederick Christian Morse, ’50, of Napa, Calif., October 13, at 82. He majored in mechanical engineering. During World War II, he served in the Army Air Corps. He owned and operated the Campus Bike Shop from 1951 to 1982, when he and his wife retired. Survivors: his wife of 60 years, Helen; five children, Barbara, Fred Jr., Helen, Dorothy and Terry; and two grandchildren.
Kenneth T. Prior, ’50, of Palo Alto, November 11, at 76. He was an industrial engineering major. During World War II, he served as a radio operator in the Navy. He worked as a material manager at Ampex Corp for 30 years. Survivors: his wife of 49 years, Lois; his sons, Thomas and Christopher, ’78, MS ’80; his daughter, Marguerite Fisher; and 11 grandchildren.
Jean Bridenbaugh Davis, ’52, MA ’53, of Madison, Wis., April 25, at 71, of breast cancer. She majored in education and was a member of Cap and Gown. After earning a master’s degree in urban land economics at the U. of Wisconsin-Madison, she co-founded Landmark Research and became an expert in housing for the elderly and real estate appraisal. She later founded a La Leche League branch in Honolulu. The YWCA honored her in 1999 as a “Woman of Distinction.” Her partner, James, predeceased her. Survivors: her son, Stephen; three daughters, Elizabeth Moran, Kathryn Messerich and Janet Osborne; and eight grandchildren.
Patricia F. Arkush Paulson, ’53, MA ’54, of Menlo Park, November 4, at 70, of cancer. She majored in education. Survivors: her husband of 47 years, Donald, MD ’55; her son, Douglas, ’83; her daughter, Carol Smith, ’84; four grandchildren; and two sisters, Sally Russ, ’59, and Margaret Wilson, ’61.
Carolyn Aiken Rogers, ’53, MA ’56, of Los Angeles, September 16, at 70, of ovarian cancer. A philosophy major, she led Great Books groups from the 1950s until her death and was past president of the Los Angeles Gifted Children’s Association. Survivors: her husband of 49 years, Arthur, ’52; three sons, Theodore, Sanford and Bennett; her daughter, Zina Block; and three grandchildren.
Nancy Coleman Lowell, ’54, of Modesto, Calif., September 28, at 69, of cancer. She majored in psychology. She served 18 years on the Stanislaus (Calif.) Union School District governing board, including two terms as president. She also served as trustee on the board of Sutter Gould Medical Foundation. Survivors: her husband of 48 years, Wayne, ’53, MD ’56; her son, Clifford, ’79; two daughters, Kathryn, ’87, and Elizabeth Dixon, ’84; and four grandchildren.
Henry Taylor Howard, ’55, of San Andreas, Calif., November 13, at 70, in a plane crash. He majored in electrical engineering and was a member of Phi Delta Theta. A professor of electrical engineering at Stanford since 1967, he also worked with NASA on such projects as the Galileo mission to Jupiter. Credited with inventing satellite television, he designed the first known home satellite system in 1976 and co-founded Chaparral Communications, which manufactures parts for satellite systems. He was professor emeritus at Stanford and chairman emeritus of the Satellite Broadcasting and Communications Association. He continued work at Chaparral Communications as director of research until the late 1990s. His honors include the NASA Medal for Exceptional Scientific Achievement, recognition as a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and election to the National Academy of Engineering. The Howard Foundation was established in his honor in 1994. His stepson, Bryan Files, also died in the plane crash. Survivors include his wife, Ann Kerr; two daughters, Gail Benton and Leslie; one son, Craig; one stepdaughter; two grandchildren; and a brother.
Warren Emory “Jack” Ten Eyck, ’55, of Newport Beach, Calif., August 28, at 71. He was a geology major. During the Korean War, he served in the Coast Guard. He sailed in the Transpac races and enjoyed riding as a member of Rancheros Visadadores, Los Caballeros and El Viase de Portola of Orange County. Survivors include his daughter, Victoria Keyes; his sons, Eric and Jeffrey; and four grandchildren.
Stephen M. Schuppert, ’63, of Orinda, Calif., September 8, at 62. He majored in mechanical engineering and was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma. During the Vietnam War, he served in the Navy and achieved the rank of commander in the Naval Reserves. He retired in 2000 after 30 years with Pacific Bell/SBC. Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Donna; his daughter, Sara; his son, Stephen; his mother; and his brother.
Karen Ruth Gustafson Allen, ’64, of Los Altos, October 27, at 60. She majored in mathematics and studied at Stanford in Italy. For the past 35 years, she worked as a systems analyst for several Bay Area companies. Survivors: her husband, Michael; her mother; and her sister, Joan Haworth, ’60.
David Neal Dickson, ’65, MBA ’67, of Austin, Minn., September 23, at 59. He was an economics major, member of Phi Kappa Sigma and pitcher on the baseball team. He joined the Carnation Co.’s instant products division and in 1979 was named to Carnation’s board of directors. In 1989, he joined Hormel Foods as a senior vice president, subsequently serving as vice president of the international and corporate development group and on Hormel’s board of directors and executive committee. He retired in 2001. Survivors: his wife of 37 years, Joanne; his son, Jeffrey; his daughter, Cassandra Stajduhar; two grandchildren; and a sister.
Anthony “Tony” Balthazar Rogers, ’70, MA ’71, of Cypress, Calif., November 9, at 54, of a heart attack. He majored in history, earned his master’s in education and was a founding member of the Stanford Black Student Union. He taught U.S. history, black history, economics, government and ethnic studies at high schools in Long Beach, Calif. An adviser to black student groups, he also served as director of the Poly North Human Relations Camp, a diversity workshop. Survivors: his wife, Sandra, ’70, MA ’71; his daughters, Antoinette Soares, ’93, and Karintha; his sons, John and Anthony II; two grandchildren; two brothers; and two sisters.
Brent Weston Vernon, ’70, of Moraga, Calif., October 1, at 53. He majored in psychology and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. After attending UCLA Medical School, he completed his surgical residency at Gorgas Hospital in the Panama Canal Zone and Highland Hospital in Oakland. A former chief of surgery at San Leandro Hospital, he was in solo practice for 22 years. He made yearly trips to Guatemala as part of a volunteer medical team. Survivors: his wife of 30 years, Thann Moy, ’70; three sons, Jason, Ty and Chad; his parents; and two sisters.
Greg Bruce, ’71, of Santa Barbara, Calif., August 6, at 53. A psychology major, he played on the freshman basketball team. He earned his JD from Hastings College of the Law in 1975. After practicing law for seven years, he shifted to a career in human resources, most recently with Amgen Inc. He was a volunteer coach, referee and youth advocate. Survivors: his wife of 31 years, Kay, ’72; and two sons, Brandon and Zack.
Thomas B. McCabe III, ’75, of Haverford, Pa., September 30, at 50, of cancer. He majored in political science. After earning his law degree at the U. of Pennsylvania Law School, he joined the Reed, Smith, Townsend and Munson law firm in 1978. Two years later, he became a trust officer at Fidelity Bank. In May 2002, he was named the company’s top trust adviser in Pennsylvania and Delaware. Survivors: his wife of 27 years, Anne; two daughters, Katherine and Christina; his son, Thomas IV; and two sisters.
Christopher William Elms, ’76, of Sacramento, November 7, at 48, of respiratory failure. A political science major, he taught a class in the early days of SWOPSI student workshops. He earned a law degree from UC-Davis and spent most of his professional life in government service as a legislative analyst. He also served as president of Californians for Disability Rights Inc. Survivors: his father, Richard; his sister, Terry Lindsay, ’78; and two brothers, Steve, ’86, and Pat.
Clare E. Carlson Quinn, ’79, of Sunnyvale, May 5, at 44. She was a psychology major, a participant in student drama and a member of the Band. She graduated from Boalt Hall School of Law and was active in Stanford alumni clubs and community organizations. Survivors: her husband, Chris, ’82; her mother; two sisters; and her grandfather.
Douglas John Needles, ’83, of Boston, at 39, of a heart attack. He was a math and computational sciences and psychology major. He worked as a psychologist. Survivors include his wife, Jennifer; and his daughters, Sophia and Emma.
John Jay “Jack” Horak, MBA ’49, of San Francisco, September 14, at 78. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Ripon College and had a long career in automotive advertising. One of the country’s leading experts on legislation concerning seniors, he served as chair of the California Commission on Aging and president of the California Foundation on Aging. Survivors include his sister, Virginia Parsons.
Jean Victor Lebacqz, Engr. ’34, PhD ’35 (electrical engineering), of Stanford, September 30, at 91. He earned a degree from the U. of Brussels in 1933. He taught at UC-Berkeley, MIT and Johns Hopkins U., joining the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center as an adjunct professor. His wife of 60 years, Evelyn, PhD ’37, predeceased him. Survivors: his daughter, Karen; his son, J. Victor; and two grandchildren, including Kristen, ’99, MS ’02.
Maurice Gilbert Chernin, MS ’47 (electrical engineering), October 25, at 79. He earned his bachelor’s degree at the U. of Texas. During World War II, he served as a Naval officer. He retired after many years with Hughes Aircraft Company Radar Systems. Survivors: his daughter, Ellen; two grandchildren; and his sister.
Cedric William Richards, MS ’48 (civil engineering), PhD ’53 (mechanical engineering), of Portola Valley, October 22, at 89. During World War II, he served as a lieutenant in the Navy. He taught at Stanford until his retirement in 1978 as professor emeritus of civil engineering. His wife, Mary, ’60, died in 1998. Survivors: three daughters, Robin Quinteros, Trudi Espinet and Suzanne Schrift; his son, John; and seven grandchildren.
John Stipp Hicks, MA ’50 (metallurgical engineering), of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., September 3, at 82. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Loyola U. and later earned a degree at Colorado School of Mines. During World War II, he served as an officer in the Navy. After working for North American Aviation for 17 years, he transferred to TRW and worked in Texas on the Apollo Project, retiring after 20 years with the company. Survivors: his wife of 60 years, Virginia; three daughters, Sherry Smith, Peg Moore and Maureen; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
HUMANITIES & SCIENCES
Simon Kinsman, PhD ’38 (chemistry), of Walnut Creek, Calif., August 26, at 92. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemistry from the U. of Arizona. After teaching for six years at universities in Arizona and California, he served as an officer in the Army during World War II. He then spent 14 years in the U.S. Public Health Service, retiring with the rank of colonel. He continued working in the field of radiation protection and served as chief of California’s Bureau of Radiological Health. His wife, Margaret, died in 2000. Survivors: his daughter, Rita; his son, Simon; and five grandchildren.
Agnes Ann Green, PhD ’46 (chemistry), of Los Angeles, September 26, at 90, of lung cancer. She was a member of the Immaculate Heart religious community for 70 years, earning her bachelor’s degree at Immaculate Heart College in Hollywood, Calif., and a master’s at USC. A chemistry professor at Immaculate Heart from 1942 to 1978, she also was a visiting professor at numerous universities. She directed national science projects and published widely. A founding member and president of the California Association of Chemistry Teachers, she was an advocate for the advancement of women in science. The Southern California American Chemical Society established the Agnes Ann Green Distinguished Service Award in her honor in 1988. Survivors include her sisters, Eileen Smith and Teresa Winker.
Robert Vern Lashbrook, PhD ’51 (chemistry), of Ojai, Calif., September 27, at 84, of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He earned his bachelor’s degree in 1940 from the U. of Redlands and a master’s degree from the U. of Arizona in 1941. He served in the Air Force during World War II and retired from the Air Force Reserves as a lieutenant colonel. After 20 years of teaching chemistry, he retired from Ventura College. Survivors: his wife of 47 years, Betty; two sons, Arthur and Kenneth; his daughter, Nancy; four grandchildren; and a brother.
John Clinton Stevens, MA ’51 (speech and drama), of Palo Alto, October 27, at 76. He earned his bachelor’s degree at the U. of Montana and retired after 34 years at SRI International. Survivors: his wife, Dolores; his son, William; and two granddaughters.
Edna May Forward, MA ’60 (physical therapy), PhD ’70 (graduate special programs), of Los Altos, October 23, at 81. She taught at Stanford Medical School before becoming the head physical therapist at Beverly Convalescent Hospital in Los Altos.
Charles A. Kiesler, PhD ’63 (psychology), of San Diego, October 11, at 68. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Michigan State U. From 1975 to 1979, he was executive officer of the American Psychological Association. He later served as dean of the Carnegie-Mellon U. College of Humanities and Social Sciences and then as provost of Vanderbilt U. In 1989, he became the second person to receive the American Psychological Association’s Award for Distinguished Contributions to Research in Public Policy. From 1992 to 1996, he was chancellor of the U. of Missouri, leading a surge in enrollment and retention rates, creating diversity awards and scholarships, and developing “learning communities” in the residence halls. Survivors: his wife, Teru Morton; four sons, Hugo, Thomas, Eric and Kevin; one daughter, Tina; two grandchildren; his brother; and his sister.
Arthur Vernon Toupin, JD ’49, of San Francisco, September 4, 2001, at 80. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Gustavus Adolphus College. During World War II, he served in the Navy. After graduating from Stanford, he worked for Bank of America, retiring as vice chairman of the board. He also served as president of Montgomery Street Income Securities Inc. Active in many charitable, civic and cultural organizations, he was a past president of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. Survivors: his wife, Ruth; his son, James, ’73; a stepson; and one grandson.
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