William H. Poteat, of Durham, N.C., May 17, at 81. A philosopher and theologian, he was a member of the Stanford faculty after World War II. His later and longest academic associations were with Duke U. and the U. of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Survivors: his wife, Patricia; two daughters, Susan Uhler and Anne; his son, Edwin; three grandchildren; and his sisters, Haley McGill and Elizabeth Terry.
Eugene D. Robin, of Trinidad, Calif., March 8, at 80, of cancer. He joined the Stanford faculty as professor of medicine and physiology in 1970, retiring as professor emeritus in 1988. Survivors: his wife, Jane; four sons; a daughter; 14 grandchildren; and a sister.
Richard S. Shevell, of Atherton, April 21, at 79, of lymphoma. An emeritus professor of aeronautics and astronautics, he chaired the Stanford Transportation Research Program from 1972 to 1978 and was a principal investigator for NASA and the U.S. Department of Transportation. His textbook, Fundamentals of Flight, is used in college classrooms throughout the world. Survivors: his wife, Lorraine; his son, Steven; two daughters, Jeanne and Diane; and two granddaughters.
Jeffrey Alan Willick, of Stanford, June 18, at 40. See Farm Report.
Georgia Edith Maxwell Deans, '14, of Costa Mesa, Calif., March 21, 1999, at 105. She majored in English and was a member of the Roble Club, the Women's Press Club, the Daily staff and the Stanford chorus. Survivors include her son, Al.
Isabelle Gibson Young Rogers, '20, of Sacramento, April 22, at 102. After graduating with an art history degree, she moved to Southern California with her husband, Bogart, '19. Active in volunteer fund raising for Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, she was named executive assistant to the president of the hospital's board of directors and served for more than 20 years, retiring in 1982. Survivors: her son, Earl; her daughter, Frances Callan; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Ellis Barr Gilchrist, '21, of San Jose, in September 1999, at 101. He studied economics and was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma. A lifelong Stanford football fan, he attended games well into his 90s. Survivors: two sons, Robert and Richard, '60; three grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
Ione Beryl Faus Griffin Cairns, '24, of Lindsay, Calif., May 21, at 99. Survivors include her son, Richard, MA '65.
Carl Sumner Shoup, '24, of Laconia, N.H., March 23, at 98. He studied law and was a member of Hammer and Coffin and Phi Delta Theta. He earned a doctorate in economics from Columbia U. in 1930 and became a full professor there in 1945. He helped overhaul Japan's tax code in 1949, participated in reforming the tax systems of Cuba, Venezuela and Liberia, and helped develop the value-added taxes used in many European countries. His wife, Ruth, '30, and his son, Donald, '57, predeceased him. He is survived by his daughter, Beatrice Mayer, '46.
Grace Caroline Peterson Henry, '25, of Fairfield, Conn., at 96. She majored in psychology and was a member of Pi Beta Phi. Before settling in Connecticut, she lived for many years in Lebanon and Egypt. Survivors include her daughter, Patricia Leahy.
Kate Smith Clemans Snitjer, '26, of Palo Alto, May 9, at 94. She was a member of Gamma Phi Beta and an English major. Her Peninsula real estate career began in 1950 when illness forced her husband, William, '25, to retire. Survivors: her daughter, Babette Latham; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Robert N. Ayars, '30, of Lake San Marcos, Calif., September 16, 1999, at 90. After graduating with an engineering degree, he was a petroleum engineer with Ohio Oil Co. and Marathon Oil Co. for 45 years. Survivors: his wife, Marijane; his son, Robert Jr.; his daughter, Penelope Felker; three grandchildren; and his sister, Alice Frost.
Adele Gilman Gist Davis, '30, of Atherton, April 20, at 91. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate in social sciences, she served as chair of the Women's Clubhouse board, member of the Daily and Quad staffs, and class president. She was involved in community service throughout her life. From 1980 to 1997, she served as class correspondent for STANFORD, at first for the classes of '30 to '32 and later for '30 to '34. Her husband, Gregory, '28, predeceased her. Survivors: two sons, Gregory Jr. and Stuart; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
George Comte Feliz, '30, MBA '34, PhD '49, of Sacramento, at 89, of cancer. He majored in economics and was head hasher at Roble. As the first dean of graduate studies at San Francisco State, he worked within the statewide university system to introduce new graduate programs. He was a specialist in third world development and retired as professor emeritus in 1985. Survivors: his wife of 65 years, Anne, '30; his son, Don; two granddaughters; and two great-grandsons.
Stanwood Ivers Williams, '30, of San Rafael, Calif., May 3, at 91. He was a geology major and a member of Alpha Delta Tau. An independent oilman, he was involved in the development of California offshore drilling. His first wife, Elizabeth, and daughter Linda Talbot, '59, predeceased him. Survivors: his wife, Wanda; his daughter, Kate; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Louis Raymond Cunan, '31, of Walnut Creek, Calif., April 25, at 93. He was the city engineer for Richmond, Calif., until his retirement in 1968. Survivors: two sons, Raymond and Richard; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and his sister.
Howard Conn, '32, of Minneapolis, March 27, at 88, of cancer. After receiving his doctorate from Yale, he became senior minister of Plymouth Congregational Church in Minneapolis, where he presided for 32 years. He authored two books about religious faith and co-founded Ahmednagar College in India. Survivors: his wife, Barbara Souther; and two daughters, Judith Green and Janet.
Enos J. Fitzgerald, '32, Gr. '34, of San Bernardino, Calif., February 13, of prostate cancer. He studied political science at Stanford.
Russell Robinson, '32, of Oakland, March 14, of pneumonia. He majored in economics and was a member of Delta Tau Delta and the track and field team. He lived in Northern California throughout his sales career. Survivors: two sons, Arthur, '63, MS '65, PhD '71, and Russell Jr., '66, MS '68, PhD '71; and four grandchildren.
Francis Howard "Jim" Taylor, '32, Engr. '35, of Temecula, Calif., November 1, at 88, of lung disease. He retired in 1968 as Shell Oil's vice president of operations in North and South America. He helped the Rancho California Horseman's Association establish a system of equestrian trails in the Temecula area. Survivors: his son, Francis II, '61, MS '62; three daughters, June Masenten, Rosie Vanderhaak and Mary Lu; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Mabel Helen Overton Cotter, '35, of Walnut Creek, Calif., April 19, at 85. A member of Delta Gamma, she studied French and was an avid tennis player. Sixty years later, she was awarded a Block S. She co-authored several texts on thermodynamics, worked as a veterinary aide and traveled to more than 100 countries. Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Ralph, '35; her son, Ralph III; her daughter, Susan Johnson, '61; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Henry Harvey Laws, '35, of Modesto, Calif., at 87. Having transferred from Modesto Junior College, where he was the first student body president, he earned a degree in social science and social thought and was a member of El Toro. He was an insurance broker, an avid gardener and a member of the founding committee of the Great Valley Museum of Natural History. Survivors: his wife, Jean; two daughters, Sylvia Collier and Kathleen Shipley; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Robert Alan Schmitt, '35, MBA '37, of Atherton, May 31, at 86. A longtime dealer for Packard, Buick, Isetta and International Trucks, he was a partner in Simpson Motors of Palo Alto and Menlo Park for 34 years and a founding member of University National Bank & Trust Co.'s board of directors. Survivors: his wife, Theresa; his son, Carl; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Edgar Frederick Wasem, '35, Gr. '38, of Sarasota, Fla., April 19, at 86. He was a retired engineer. Survivors include his wife, Marie.
Mare Mark Bando, '36, of Dearborn, Mich., January 23, at 86. After graduating with a degree in philosophy, he owned and operated a San Mateo sporting goods store with his brother Hiro until their evacuation to a Japanese war relocation center in 1942. After the war, he joined the administrative staff of Wayne State U., where he became head of accounting and retired in 1981 as chief systems analyst. His brother, Hiro, '33, predeceased him. Survivors: his wife, Michi; his son, Mark; his daughter, Elizabeth Lowrie; five grandchildren; and his brother, Iwao, '41, Gr. '42.
George Harmon Scott, '36, of Arcadia, Calif., May 15, at 87. He was a member of Kappa Alpha and studied history. A well-known horticulturist, he wrote for Sunset magazine and the Los Angeles Times and authored a book on the planting and care of flowering bulbs. Survivors: his daughter, Melody Pinta; his stepdaughter, Madeleine Greer; his stepson, Myron Scott; and three grandchildren.
William Elliott Viney, '36, of West Covina, Calif., March 3, at 83. He studied social science and social thought and was a member of Sigma Chi and the water polo team. In 1940, he enlisted in the Army, where he attained the rank of major, serving on the military intelligence staffs of Gens. Patton, Clark and Eisenhower. He was awarded the Legion of Merit and the French and Belgian Croix de Guerre, and was appointed a member of the British Empire in recognition of his service to England during World War II. After the war, he practiced law in Los Angeles for 55 years. His wife, Margaret, predeceased him. Survivors: two sons, William Jr., '80, and Niall; two daughters, Jill Bernard and Elizabeth Parker, '81, eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and his brother, Robert.
Jack A. Weiershauser, '38, MA '42, of San Diego, May 19, at 84. As a member of the track and field team, he earned the nickname "Iron Man" for his endurance and versatility. He married Grace Ward in 1938 and became an assistant track and field coach for Stanford in 1940. He was head coach at Washington State U. for two years before accepting an ensign's commission in the Navy. He attained the rank of lieutenant while stationed in the Pacific during World War II. After the war, he returned to Stanford as head track and field coach.
Rosemary Hall Bergen, '39, of Carpinteria, Calif., March 18, at 93. After earning a graphic arts degree, she pursued a lifelong love of books, art and the outdoors. Survivors: two daughters, Sandra Strength, '65, and Mary, '68; and her brother, E.B. Hall.
Alexander M. "Alex" Dreier, '39, of Rancho Mirage, Calif., March 12, at 83. He was a political science major and member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. As a United Press reporter during World War II, he covered the European theater for American radio's News of the World after Nazi Germany expelled all foreign newsmen. A network radio and television commentator who won seven Emmys, he made guest appearances as an actor during retirement. His wife, Ada, predeceased him.
Nathalie M. Millard Ragan, '39, of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., February 25, at 82, of complications from chronic bronchitis. She was a political science major and played golf and tennis. After graduating, she worked as a secretary for IBM. She was a nature lover whose most cherished causes included the National Wildlife Federation. Survivors: her husband, Randall C.; her son, Randall M.; her daughter, Sandra Lee, '67, MA '71; and four grandchildren.
Rudolph James "Rudy" Munzer, '40, of Long Beach, Calif., May 28, at 82. He graduated with a degree in economics, then served as a lieutenant in the Navy during World War II. He began his business career in 1946 as vice president of Andrews Butane Co., and became CEO of the merged companies when it was acquired by Petrolane Inc. He retired in 1984. He served as a Stanford trustee and on the boards of numerous civic and charitable organizations. Survivors: his wife, Daphne; two sons, Daniel and William; his daughter, Anne Bourne; and eight grandchildren.
John Edward Cox, '41, MD '44, of Saratoga, Calif., November 14, at 90. He practiced family medicine until a series of heart attacks forced his retirement. A dedicated member of the scouting movement, he was awarded the Scoutmaster's Key, the Silver Beaver and the Silver Antelope. He helped found the Saratoga Good Government Group in the mid-1950s. Survivors: his wife of 58 years, Flora, '40; his son, John; two daughters, Margaret Johnson and Lotte Tasker; and six grandchildren.
Audrey Dagmar Krause Doughty, '41, Gr. '55, of Mill Valley, Calif., March 20, at 79. Entering Stanford at 16, she studied social science and social thought. She was a freelance writer and worked in public relations before becoming a program director for the YWCA and then executive director of the International Institute of San Francisco. She retired in 1983 to devote herself to community service. She received a Phelan Award for her autobiographical novel detailing her World War II experiences. Her son, Christian, predeceased her. Survivors: her son, John; three grandchildren; and her companion of 28 years, Zoe Borkowski.
Fred Hart Eastman, '41, of Walnut Creek, Calif., May 16, at 82. He studied economics and was president of Beta Theta Pi. He was vice president of the Bechtel Group in San Francisco and president of the East Bay Stanford Men's Club. His extensive community involvement earned him the title of Oakland's Young Man of the Year in 1953. Survivors: his wife of 58 years, Jean; his son, John; his daughter, Carol Pollard; and five grandchildren.
Richard P. Harman, '41, of Monarch Beach, Calif., May 22, at 81. He studied social science and social thought, and was a member of Chi Psi and the soccer team. During World War II, he flew a B-17 bomber, completing 41 missions in England and North Africa. He retired from Ford Motor Co. in 1979 after 33 years in sales management and marketing. His wife of 48 years, Ellie, '41, predeceased him. He is survived by his daughter, Nancy.
Charles Henry Claflin, '42, of Palo Alto, in October 1999, at 79, of cancer. He studied political science and was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon and the baseball team. He served as a naval officer in World War II and Korea.
William Robert Darsie, '42, of Walnut Grove, Calif., at 81. A lifelong Sacramento Delta resident and farmer, he served in the South Pacific during World War II. A founding member of the Walnut Grove Community Church, he received numerous commendations and awards for his community involvement. Survivors: his wife of 52 years, Maryly; two sons, Sam, '66, and Bill; two daughters, Jennie White, '72, and Caroline; and seven grandchildren.
Molly A. McGuire Grothaus, '42, of Lake Oswego, Ore., May 10, at 79. Graduating with a degree in psychology, she became an internationally recognized horticulturist whose personal garden contained more than 3,000 species and forms. In 1987, she received the Garden Club of America's Catherine Beattie Medal for Horticultural Excellence. She wrote about gardens for such publications as the Oregon Journal and spearheaded the establishment of the Berry Botanic Garden seed bank. Survivors: her husband of 57 years, Louis, '44; two daughters, Katherine Foley, '67, and Julia Vea; five grandchildren; and her sister, Patricia McGuire.
Darold Jack Parsons, '42, MD '46, of Danville, Calif., February 21, at 79. He was a biological sciences major and member of the baseball team. He served in the Army Medical Corps, attaining the rank of captain. An avid outdoorsman, he retired after 37 years as a Kaiser physician. Survivors: his wife of 54 years, Nita, '46; three sons, Jack Jr., Gary and Stephen; two daughters, Julie, '75, and Kathy; five grandchildren; and his brother, Harry, '42, MD '46.
Jeanne Marie Ames Perry, '42, of Placerville, Calif., March 20. She graduated with a degree in graphic arts. Survivors include her daughter, Cathy Pero.
William Burke Rowland, '42, MBA '47, of Kaneohe, Hawaii, April 15, at 80. He was an economics major and member of Alpha Tau Omega. During World War II, he served in the Pacific with the Navy. He spent his professional life at Stanford, beginning in 1950 on the staff of the controller. He retired as controller of fiscal and operations management for the Medical School in 1973. Survivors: his wife, Janice, '42; three sons, William Jr., Robert and Kenneth; his daughter, Kathleen Mittman; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Luis V. Arismendi, '43, MD '46, of Stockton, Calif., April 22, at 78. He served in the Army as a major. A surgeon and hospital administrator, he led Dameron Hospital, one of the Central Valley's most successful independent hospitals, for nearly 50 years. He was a member of the Stockton City Council for six years and served one term as the city's mayor. Survivors: his wife, Barbara, '45; three sons, Luis, Christopher and Nicholas; and four grandchildren.
Elizabeth Tanner "Tammy" Atkins, '43, of Santa Barbara, Calif., May 18, at 80. She studied history and was a member of Alpha Phi and the women's golf team. Stanford officially recognized her athletic achievements in 1995 with a Block S varsity letter. She held a single-digit handicap for more than 50 years and won several ladies' championships at the Claremont Country Club and San Francisco Golf Club. Survivors: her husband of 56 years, Victor; two sons, Victor Jr. and William; her daughter, Abigail; and four grandchildren.
Zelta Burrows Reynolds, '44, MA '46, of Los Angeles, February 8, at 78. She studied psychology and was a member of Cap and Gown. Active in community life, she and her husband, Jim, '44, played a pivotal role in the building of the La Cañada Presbyterian Church and helped found the Los Angeles Music Center. Her husband predeceased her. Survivors: her son, Thomas, '76; three daughters, Jessie Groothius, '68, Amanda Boesche, '73, and Paula Golden; and nine grandchildren.
Betty Jane Jost Kaliski, '45, of Petaluma, Calif., January 16. She graduated with a degree in nursing. She managed a miniature horse ranch, Winners Circle, in Petaluma for 20 years and was an active advocate for animals. Survivors include her daughter, Barbara Norman.
Ralph Bertram Connell, '48, of Oakdale, Calif., April 13, at 80. He was a member of Alpha Kappa Lambda and served in the Army during World War II. After 30 years as an insurance underwriter in California, he taught ballroom dance in Montana for eight years before moving to Oakdale. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Florence; two sons, John and James; three daughters, Bridget Carson, Marie O'Keefe and Tricia Melosh; 13 grandchildren; and three sisters, Mary Treichel, Adeline Dawson and Bernice Dorr.
Donald G. Whipple, '48, of Fresno, Calif., May 11, at 76, after a lengthy illness. He studied industrial engineering and was a member of Theta Chi. He had a distinguished career as a naval officer during World War II. His wife of 48 years, Delora, died in 1997. Survivors: his son, David; two daughters, Debra Drischler and Laura Whipple-Cirele; and eight grandchildren.
Joseph F. Williamson Jr., '48, of Corte Madera, Calif., April 10, at 75. A communication major, he wrote for the Daily. During World War II, he served in the Navy. He began working at Sunset while still an undergraduate and remained at the magazine for more than 40 years, retiring in 1990 after holding the positions of garden editor and managing editor. He edited the magazine's encyclopedic 1967 Western Garden Book.
William Conrad Cairns, '49, of Seattle, March 28, at 75, of a heart attack. After serving as a navigator and bombardier in the Army Air Force during World War II, he earned an engineering degree with honors. His career in the wood-preservative industry began in San Francisco with the J.X. Baxter firm. In 1959, he moved to Seattle to manage a Baxter/Wyckoff joint venture. When the two companies split, he became president of Wyckoff. His first wife, Shirley, died in 1980. Survivors: his wife, Judith; four sons, Don and Doug Cairns, and Lenny and Gary Martin; his daughter, Maggie Sobol; 14 grandchildren; two brothers, Jack and Bob; and his sister, Doris Ferguson.
Nancy Mabel Ambrose Celum, '49, of Oakhurst, Calif., December 14, at 72, of a heart attack. She majored in history. Survivors: her husband, Robert, '49; two sons, Peter and John; two daughters, Kim Anderson and Connie, '79; 10 grandchildren, including Christa Lynne Anderson, '02; her brother, Warren Ambrose; and her sister, Carol Hubbell.
James "Coach" Bradshaw, '50, MA '51, EdD '69, of Santa Fe, N.M., at 73. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta and the basketball and football teams. After earning his degrees in education, he taught and coached high school sports. He and his wife also organized and led tours all over the world. He held the state record in swimming in the 1997 Senior Olympics. Survivors: his wife, Dorothy; two daughters, Melinda Mills and Barbara Noard; two grandsons; and his sister, Beverly Lamoure.
Elaine Walton Budge, '50, of San Mateo, April 10, at 71, of cancer. She was a member of Cap and Gown and studied social science and social thought. She served on the boards of directors of Planned Parenthood of San Mateo County, the Volunteer Bureau of San Mateo County and the Coyote Point Museum. An avid outdoorswoman, she enjoyed fly-fishing and travel. Survivors: her husband of 49 years, Hamilton, '50; her son, Hamilton Jr., '76; two daughters, Sydney Bissett and Nancy, MBA '83; four grandchildren; and her mother and stepfather, Dorothy and Andrew Montague.
Richard Fottrell Shelton, '50, of San Francisco, October 6, 1999, at 70. He was president of Kappa Sigma. After receiving his degree in economics, he served in the Air Force during the Korean War, flying 55 missions. He worked as a stockbroker and investment adviser before founding the California Investment Trust Fund Group in 1985. He was involved in many civic endeavors and served as a trustee of the Asian Art Museum Foundation. Survivors: his wife, Betsy; his daughters, Leslie Tognazzini, Celia Rogers and Anita; two stepsons, C. Brooks Cutter and Peter Cornuelle; and five stepdaughters, Colette Impellizzeri, Jenny Cornuelle, Suzanne Schutte, and Elizabeth and Hillary McGinnis.
Richard Lavell Speed, '50, of Auburn, Calif., in April, at 72. He retired in 1996 as president of Lippincott Co. Survivors: his wife, Donna; three sons, Richard, Gregory and Kenneth; his daughter, Kimberley; his stepchildren, Walter and Jeanne Gess; 17 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and his sister, Joan Cook.
Frederic W. Ten Eyck, '50, MD '55, of Port Orford, Ore., April 11, at 71. After interning at the Mayo Clinic, he joined the Air Force and served until 1965, attaining the rank of major. He then opened a medical practice in Newport Beach, Calif., retiring in 1990. Survivors: his wife, Lois; two daughters, Beth and Vanessa; his son, Edward; one grandchild; and his brother, Jack.
Walter Albert Gong, '51, MA '53, EdD '64, of Palo Alto, May 16, at 77, of complications from diabetes. During World War II, he served in the Navy as a radar instructor. After graduating with a degree in engineering and education, he taught first at Sequoia High School in Redwood City and then as a professor of engineering at San Jose State U. for 34 years. He was honored with the Distinguished Teaching Award for California State Colleges. Survivors: his wife of 49 years, Jean; two sons, Gerrit and Brian, PhD '88; his daughter, Marguerite Hancock; 11 grandchildren; his brother, Bill; and three sisters, Marilyn Mah, Kathleen Wing and Lai Kong.
Henry Gardiner "Frosty" Symonds Jr., '51, of Houston, January 14, at 71. He was a member of Kappa Sigma. After graduating with a degree in economics, he served in the Army during the Korean War. He entered the securities business in 1955 and the banking industry in 1962, becoming president of Houston National Bank in 1967. His brother Samuel, '63, predeceased him. Survivors: two brothers, Williston and Jonathan; his sister, Susan Bodin, '66; and his former wife, Kay.
Keith Lorenz Beekman, '52, MBA '54, of Hillsborough, Calif., February 29, at 69. He was a senior class president and a member of Kappa Sigma and the golf team. After serving in the Air Force, he worked for IBM, the Kern County Land Co., McKinsey & Co. and Towers Perrin. His wife, Mary Lou Sage, '56, predeceased him. Survivors: his son, Blaire; his daughter, Kathleen Wright; one grandson; and his sister, Kim Vogel.
Edward "Ed" H. Chittick Jr., '52, of Houston. He studied geology and was a member of Kappa Alpha. With Sinclair International and Arco International, he worked in Africa, Europe, South America and Iran, returning in 1995 to participate in the Stanford Executive Program and work with Champlin Petroleum in Fort Worth and Houston. Survivors: his wife, Ann; three daughters, Dana, Kary and Elise; and one grandson.
Glen Eugene Bredon, '54, of North Fork, Calif., May 11. He majored in math and retired as a professor emeritus of mathematics. Survivors include his wife, Anne.
Burton James Twitchell, '55, JD '58, of Santa Maria, Calif., April 5, at 67. He was a member of Theta Chi and the golf team. He practiced with the law firm Twitchell and Rice. Survivors: his wife, Valerie; his four children; and his brother, Maurice.
Harvey Ross Laderman, '56, MBA '58, of Pacific Palisades, Calif., May 13, at 66. He studied economics and was a member of Phi Kappa Psi. He worked in real-estate development and chaired the Laderman Corp. Survivors: his wife of 30 years, Jackie; three sons, Scott, Mark and Greg; his daughter, Mary Ann; and one grandson.
Herbert S. "Pete" Beeson, '57, of San Jose, February 11, at 65, of a heart attack. An economics major, he was a member of Theta Chi. He owned a business, Copymation, in San Jose for 30 years. Survivors: his wife, Beverly; two sons, Richard and Robert; his daughter, Sheri; three brothers, Joseph, Albert and William; and nine grandchildren.
George Reynolds Story, '58, of Kona, Hawaii, April 4, at 63, of congestive heart failure. He was a communication major and a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon. A photograph of him at birth appeared in the first issue of LIFE magazine under the heading, "Life Begins," with a follow-up photo at 50 and a final one scheduled for the magazine's last issue in May. He died two days before the scheduled photo shoot. After nine years as a reporter for the San Diego Union, he began a 27-year career in management for the city of San Diego. He moved to Hawaii after his 1996 retirement. Survivors: his wife, Judy; his son, John; two daughters, Roxanne Parks and Mary Afifi; two granddaughters; and his brother, James.
David T. Bennett, '62, of Deephaven, Minn., September 11, 1999, at 59. After graduating with a degree in political science, he went to law school at the U. of Minnesota. A dedicated environmentalist, he served on the boards of the Dunwoody Institute and the Minnesota chapter of the Nature Conservancy, among many other civic groups. He was a partner in the law firm of Gray, Plant, Mooty, Mooty and Bennett, and a majority partner in several other businesses. Survivors: his wife, Sue; his son, Ryan; his daughter, Sara Pearce; four brothers, Winslow, Meridan, Fletcher and Noel; and two sisters, Helen Beus and Mimi Leslie.
William Robert F. Phillips, '62, of Philadelphia, March 11, at 59, of Lou Gehrig's disease. He was a sociology major and member of Phi Sigma Kappa. A member of the sociology faculty
at Temple U., Bryn Mawr College and, later, Widener U., he won several teaching awards, and edited and co-authored books on a wide range of subjects. He was an elder at Old First Reformed Church and a member of the Gay Activists Alliance. Survivors: his partner, Joseph R.G. DeMarco; his mother, Louise Bauer; and his brother, Louis.
Barry Hale Sokolik, '65, MA '66, of Orinda, Calif., May 8, at 56, of cancer. After transferring from Vanderbilt, he studied psychology at Stanford and received his MBA from Harvard. He worked for a family-owned company in St. Louis before moving to California in the mid-1980s. A travel enthusiast, he spent summers in Vermont and especially enjoyed Carmel, Calif. He is survived by his wife, Judy.
Craig Virgil Biondi, '70, of Miami Beach, Fla. A self-employed artist, he majored in English at Stanford.
Roy Anderson Foulke Jr., MBA '52, of Larchmont, N.Y., September 24, 1999, at 72, of cancer. Survivors: his wife, Katherine; his son, John; his daughter, Sarah; and one granddaughter.
Dieter Marenbach, MBA '69, PhD '73, of Menlo Park, April 20, at 60, of lung cancer. After working with Syntex, Memorex, Rolm, GTE and Western Digital, he became a partner in OnSpec Electronics Inc. Survivors: his son, Christian; and his daughter, Tasha.
Patrick Joris Depuydt, PhD '68, of Overijse, Belgium, December 5, at 58, of a brain tumor. He was president of Redasco SA, a management consulting company in Switzerland. Survivors: his wife, Elaine; and two daughters, Annick and Lindsey, '99.
Mattie Ross Cunningham Consley, MA '38, of Salt Lake City, July 18, 1999, after a long illness. Survivors include her nephew, Dan Gibson.
Roland Charles Smith, MA '54, of Mosquito, Calif., March 24, at 75, of complications from diabetes. The retired school principal and Marine Corps veteran was called "the lieutenant" by his friends in reference to his rank during the Korean War. He fought at Chosin Reservoir when recalled to duty after serving in the Pacific during World War II and with occupation forces in Japan. He was a fifth-grade teacher in Alameda and an elementary school principal in Sunnyvale before moving to the North Sacramento School District. Survivors: his wife of 50 years, Hazel; and two daughters, Margaret Vogele and Candice Walker.
Patricia Jean Ralph Jackman, MA '55, of Waterbury, Conn., in July 1999, at 69. She was self-employed. Survivors include her husband, Richard.
Samuel B. Kermoian, MA '49, EdD '56, of San Francisco, February 5. Survivors include his wife, Jeanette.
Artemas Alma McCann Ginzton, EdS '57, of Los Altos Hills, May 10, at 86. She was active with Stanford's Institute for Research on Women and Gender and the Music Guild. Her husband, Edward, PhD '41, predeceased her. Survivors include her son, Leonard, '65, and her daughter, Nancy, '82.
Hermine G. Feinstein, PhD '79, of Antioch, Calif., March 21, at 66, of cancer. An associate professor of art education at the U. of Cincinnati, she was also a photo-realist painter, jeweler and potter. She had a special love of Italy, particularly Florence. Survivors: her husband, Mark Dimond; her son, Stanley Green; two daughters, Denise Bokor and Stacey Mason; and two grandchildren.
John Robert Spreiter, MS '47, PhD '54, of Maui, Hawaii, February 6, at 78, of cancer. A professor emeritus of aeronautics and astronautics and of mechanical engineering, he taught at Stanford for 42 years. During World War II, he served with the Ames Naval Detachment at the Moffett Field Research Center. In 1962, he was appointed chief of the theoretical studies branch of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, which later became NASA. He was named a fellow of the American Geophysical Union in 1994. Survivors: his wife of 47 years, Brenda; four daughters, Terry, '76, MS '79, Janet Adler, '79, Christine and Hilary; two brothers, Charles and Jim; his sister, Marge Wonders; and two grandsons.
HUMANITIES AND SCIENCES
William Andrew Riddell, PhD '31 (chemistry), of Regina, Saskatchewan, May 27, at 95. He began his career as an instructor at Regina College and a chemist for the mining and fishery industries in British Columbia. Later, as dean of Regina, he oversaw the school's transformation into a university. He was a member of many charitable and civic organizations and, after retirement at 67, wrote 16 histories. He was predeceased by his first wife, Beryl, and his second wife, Doris. Survivors: two daughters, Catherine Anderson and Mary Revell; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
June Helen Anderson Almquist, MA '51 (communication), of Seattle, April 2, at 75. She was a retired Seattle Times editor.
Douglas Longwell, PhD '63 (chemistry), of Palo Alto, April 18, at 68. He was a principal scientist for Bechtel Corp., retiring in 1996, and an enthusiast of naval and Civil War history. Survivors: his wife of 43 years, Anna, MS '63; two sons, Robert, '83, and David; and two foster daughters, Stacey and Christine.
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