Faculty and Staff
Ann S. Fletcher, of Palo Alto, June 2, at 51. She started her career at Stanford as coordinator of international graduate admissions in 1976, became assistant to the dean of graduate admissions in 1983 and was promoted to assistant dean in 1985. Joining the office of the provost as staff associate in 1992, she was named assistant provost in 1994 and associate provost in 1995. A frequent volunteer for Fulbright student interview panels, she was the author of several books, including A Guide to the Academic Placement of Students in Educational Institutions of the United States. Survivors: her husband of 30 years, Joe; her children, Lindsay and Evan; her parents, Bill and Mary Schrenker; and her sister, Janet Bender.
Edna P. Halperin, of Atherton, March 13, at 95, of pneumonia. A former book editor at the Hoover Institution, she had been a concert pianist in Chicago. Survivors: her sons, Robert and Warren; her sister, Jeanbelle Rosenman; six grandchildren, including Philip, '85; and eight great-grandchildren.
Elena Korchemny, of Castro Valley, Calif., June 10, at 68. A retired instructor and choreographer for the gymnastics team, she emigrated from the U.S.S.R. in 1975. Survivors: her husband of 39 years, Remi.
Douglas Howard Lawrence, of Stanford, April 20, at 81. He was an experimental psychologist who joined the Stanford faculty in 1949 as an assistant professor, becoming a full professor in 1956 and emeritus in 1977. During World War II, he served as a commissioned clinical psychologist and statistician in the Army Air Force. An early supporter of cognitive approaches to learning behavior, he was co-author of Deterrence and Reinforcement. Survivors: his wife, Mary; and his brother, William.
Robert Fred Mozley, of Menlo Park, May 24, at 82, of complications from surgery. He was professor emeritus at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center and an expert on nuclear proliferation. He worked on radar technology during World War II, joined Stanford's High Energy Physics Laboratory as an assistant professor in 1953, becoming a full professor in 1962, and retired in 1987. In retirement, he worked as staff physicist for the Federation of American Scientists in Washington, D.C., and at the Stanford Center for International Security and Arms Control. Survivors: his wife, Anita; his son from a previous marriage, Peter; his sister, Dorothy; and two grandchildren.
Rose O. Payne, of Cupertino, Calif., April 18, at 89. She was professor emerita at the Medical School, where she began her 30-year Stanford career after World War II as a research assistant. Her work on tissue compatibility and the human leucocyte antigen (hla) system of genetic markers helped advance the field of immunology and organ transplants. In 1984, the American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics named an award in her honor, and she also was honored by the American Association of Blood Banks. Survivors: her sister, Violet Russell.
Antony E. Raubitschek, of Palo Alto, May 7, at 86. A scholar of international renown for his work on the epigraphy and archaeology of the Athenian Acropolis, he was professor emeritus of classics. Born in Vienna, he came to the United States in 1938, joined the Stanford faculty in 1963 and was appointed Sadie Dernham Patek Professor of Humanities in 1974. He taught in the Continuing Studies program from its inception in 1988 and received both the dean's award and the Walter J. Gores award for excellence in teaching. In March, the president of Austria presented him with the Austrian Cross of Honor for Science and Art, the highest honor given by the Austrian government to a private citizen. His wife of 47 years, Isabelle, a member of the art department faculty, predeceased him in 1988. Survivors: his sons, John and Andrew; his daughters, Kleia Luckner and Marita Hopmann; and seven grandchildren.
Jerome Fremont Zobel, of Cupertino, Calif., January 25, at 93. He was a clinical assistant professor emeritus in the department of surgery at the Medical School. A physician aboard the battleship U.S.S. Nevada at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, he taught after World War II at the Stanford Medical School in San Francisco and then on campus. Survivors: his wife, Louise, '43, MA '76; his son, Robert; three daughters, Lenore Harris, '67, Audrey Dollinger and Jan; and seven grandchildren.
Elizabeth Roper Jordan Callaway, '25, of Palo Alto, May 2, at 94. A member of the Stanford Historical Society, she studied art in New York and taught at San Jose State College. In 1926, she married Eric Jordan, son of the first president of the University, who was killed in an accident 16 days later. In 1937, she married Robert Callaway, who preceded her in death. Survivors: her daughter, Ann Callaway; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Fred R. Muhs, '26, of Pebble Beach, Calif., May 21, at 95. At Stanford, he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Beta Pi, and Hammer and Coffin. A civil engineer who supervised major harbor and river projects in California, he served as vice president and chief operating officer of the San Francisco Bridge Co. for 25 years, retiring in 1957. Survivors: his wife of 63 years, Anita, '31; his sons, Ted, '60, MBA '62, and Peter, '71; his daughter, Molly Harris, '61, MS '62; and four grandchildren.
Robert Lewis Beardslee, '27, JD '29, of Stockton, Calif., March 3, at 93, after a stroke. At Stanford, he was a member of Los Arcos. An attorney for 69 years, he was of counsel with Neumiller & Beardslee at the time of his death. His wife of 63 years, Margaret, '29, predeceased him. Survivors: his son, Robert, '60; his daughter, Martha Levine; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
James C. Ingebretsen, '28, JD '32, of Palos Verdes, Calif., March 15, at 92. He practiced law in Los Angeles with the firm of Musick, Burrell & Ingebretsen until his retirement in the early 1950s. He was a director of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and a harbor commissioner for Los Angeles, and was active in the American Red Cross, the American Cancer Society and the national fellowship of Spiritual Mobilization.
S. Rodman Irvine, '29, of Laguna Beach, Calif., February 27. He was a retired physician.
Victoria "Vicky" Schuck, '30, MA '31, PhD '37, of Chevy Chase, Md., February 15, at 89, of pneumonia. She was a professor of political science at Mount Holyoke College from 1940 to 1977 and president of Mount Vernon College from 1977 to 1980. She served on numerous government boards and commissions and was a frequent contributor to scholarly journals. In 1988, the American Political Science Association established an annual award in her name for the best book published on women and politics. Survivors: her sister, Loraine; and four nieces.
Max R. Stanley, '30, of Brentwood, Calif., at 89. A test pilot for Northrop Aviation from the 1930s until his retirement in 1972, he was a founding member of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots. Survivors: his wife of 20 years, Judie; his children, Dinah Jane, Paul and Jeffrey; and nine grandchildren.
John A. Church, '31, of Sacramento, May 1, at 94, of a stroke. He was a high school teacher in Sacramento from 1938 to 1970. After retirement, he served as president of several service organizations. His wife, Charlotte, predeceased him. Survivors: his son, Robert; his daughters, Christine and Angela; his brothers, James and Hugh; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Eugene William McGeorge, '32, of San Mateo, Calif., April 28, at 89. At Stanford, he was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa. An executive with Standard Oil, he served on the board of the McGeorge School of Law and as a regent of the University of the Pacific. His wife of 57 years, Janet, predeceased him. Survivors: his sons, Eugene Jr. and Douglas; and three grandchildren.
Marion Lucile Harper Beard, '33, of Stanford, February 18, at 85. At Stanford, she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She was president of the Santa Clara County Visiting Nurse Association, served in the PTA, League of Women Voters and Committee for Foreign Students at Stanford, and was a life member of the NAACP. Survivors: her husband, Rodney, '32, MD '38; her son, Philip,'65, MA '66, PhD '71; three daughters, Julie Spickler, '62, MA '65, Marian Wehmeier, '67, and Edin Draper-Beard, '72; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Marvin Edwin Pollard, '33, of Davidson, N.C., April 24, at 87. At Stanford, he was a member of Theta Chi. He was president of Pollard Motor Co. in Elmhurst, Ill., until his retirement. His wife of 50 years, Barbara, predeceased him. Survivors: his second wife, Edythe; his son, Marvin Jr.; his daughters, Pamela Fencl and Barbara Richards; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Joseph Foster Ross, '33, of West Los Angeles, February 25, at 88. At Stanford, he was a member of Theta Chi. He was professor emeritus of radiology at UCLA School of Medicine, where he served as associate dean, director of the laboratory of nuclear medicine and radiation biology, and chief of hematology. He also was former head of the American Board of Nuclear Medicine.
William T. "Bill" Triplett, '33, of Lake Oswego, Ore., in March, at 88. At Stanford, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. His wife, Mary Eileen, '34, predeceased him. Survivors include his daughter, Patricia Burnett, '58; and his son, Thomas, JD '65.
Jess E. Benton, Jr., '34, of Los Angeles, January 17, at 85, of cardiac arrest. He was co-founder of Benton Management Corp. and founder of Benton Maintenance Co., from which he retired in 1970. His wife of 54 years, Natalie, predeceased him. Survivors: his sons, Jess III and John; his daughters, Peggy Hilbrich and Carol MacAllister; his brother, Robert; his sister, Maryelton Schutz; and 13 grandchildren.
Granville Barrere Vail, '34, of Los Angeles, February 27, at 87. At Stanford, he was a member of El Tigre. During World War II, he served in the Army Air Force. A graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, he participated in Vail & Vickers Co., a cattle ranching business established by his grandfather, until 1966. Survivors: his former wife, Christine; his sons, Walter and Mahlon; his daughter, Mary; and a granddaughter.
Grace S. Merritt Waser, '34, of Pasadena, Calif., March 24, at 86. She obtained a degree in library science after graduating from Stanford and worked at the San Francisco Museum of Art, the Cal Tech library, and the medical library at La Viña Hospital in Pasadena. After her retirement, she was active in civic organizations, especially the Convalescent Aid Society. Survivors: her sons, Peter and Nickolas; her daughter, Katherine; and a grandson.
A. James Copp, '35, of Los Angeles, April 7, at 85, of respiratory failure. At Stanford, he was a member of Alpha Sigma Phi and Hammer and Coffin. During World War II, he served in the Army as commander of an intelligence unit. He began his career as a cabaret performer in New York, then became a society columnist in Los Angeles, illustrating his columns with pen-and-ink sketches. In 1959 he launched the first of many children's recordings with James Copp Tales. He composed, performed and recorded stories and songs for a series of nine albums recently reissued on compact disc and cassette. Survivors include his sister, Jayne Berger, '39.
Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Roth Kendrick, '35, of San Mateo, Calif., April 11, at 84, of heart failure. At Stanford, she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. She served on the boards of the Foundation for the Preservation of San Francisco's Architectural Heritage and the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford and was a judge at Garden Club of America events. In 1975, she and her late husband, Marron Kendrick, '31, established the Kendrick Professorship in Pediatrics at the School of Medicine. Survivors: her sons, Robert, '65, and Stephen; her daughters, Claire Erlin and Kathryn Nowell; her brother, William Roth; her sister, Miriam MacKenzie; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
Frances Wheaton Booth Wharton, '35, of Ojai, Calif., March 20. At Stanford, she was a member of the choir. She earned a degree in psychiatric social work at Columbia University. Survivors: her husband, David, '36; her sister, Jean, '37; two children; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
James R. Broughton, '36, of Port Townsend, Wash., May 17, at 85, of heart failure. He was the author of more than 20 books of verse and a filmmaker who received the American Film Institute's lifetime achievement award in 1989 for his experimental films. He taught at San Francisco State University and the San Francisco Art Institute before moving to Washington. Survivors: his former wife, Suzanna; his son, Orion; his daughter, Serena DeCastro; and his partner, Joel Singer.
Mary Jean Francis Hanson, '37, Gr. '38, of Los Gatos, Calif., May 28. Her husband, Donald, '36, MBA '38, predeceased her. Survivors: her sons, Kirk, '68, MBA '71, and Eric, MA '73, PhD '71; and her grandchildren.
Frances B. Wheeler Jeffers, '37, of Monterey, Calif., February 11, at 83. She worked at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula as pathology department secretary. Following her retirement, she volunteered at the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History. Her husband of 14 years, Delbert, predeceased her in 1951. Survivors: her daughter, Joan McCleary; and three grandchildren, including Sean Heuston, MA '96.
Peter Matthew Arnstein, '38, of Atherton, April 7, at 80. At Stanford, he was a member of El Capitán. During World War II, he served in the Army Corps of Engineers. He was a partner in the public accounting firm John F. Forbes & Co. from 1952 to 1986, served as an officer of numerous professional organizations and wrote many articles for the Journal of Accountancy. Survivors: his wife, Marianne; and his sons, John, Peter and James.
John S. "Jack" Calderwood, '38, MBA '40, of Menlo Park, May 4. At Stanford, he was a member of El Toro and the basketball team. During World War II, he served in the Navy. He was affiliated with the Fellowship for International Peace. Survivors include his sister, Jessie Rothert, '41.
Robert I. Kahn, '38, of Lafayette, Calif., June 1, at 81. He served in the Army Air Force during World War II and the Korean War, retiring as a lieutenant colonel. He was president of the management consulting firm Robert Kahn & Associates and editor and publisher of Retailing Today. Survivors: his wife, Patricia; his son, Christopher; his daughter, Roberta; his brother, Steve; and his sister, Betty Eldon, '48.
John B. Vanderburgh, '38, MA '39, PhD '54, of Sacramento, March 26, at 81. He worked in public administration. Survivors include his wife, Virginia.
Robert "Bob" Warren Steel, '39, JD '47, of Yuba City, Calif., May 2, at 80. At Stanford, he was a member of Theta Xi. During World War II, he was a lieutenant commander in the Navy. A retired Sutter County Superior Court judge, he was past president of the Yuba-Sutter Chamber of Commerce and Twin Cities Riding Club, and chair of the Yuba County Democratic Party. Survivors: his wife of 51 years, Peggy, '50; four sons, Paul, '70, John, Michael and David; four daughters, Susan Medland, Julie Ovian, Angela and Mary; his sister, Peggy Arostegui; 16 grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
Lorraine C. Goodman Bennett, '40, of Menlo Park, April 5, at 80. During World War II, she was secretary to the chief of surgery at Letterman Hospital in San Francisco. A strong supporter of Stanford athletics, Stanford Law School and the Allied Arts Guild, she was predeceased by her husband, Dudley. Survivors: her sons, Daniel, '70, and Stephen; and four grandchildren.
Robert Charles Connell, '40, MA '47, of Portola Valley, March 6, at 80. At Stanford, he was an editor of the Daily and a member of Phi Kappa Sigma. During World War II, he served as a captain in the Army. He taught in Stanford's department of communication from 1947 to 1951 and worked in advertising and public relations in San Francisco and on the Peninsula. He was an elder of Peninsula Bible Church for 25 years. Survivors: his wife of 57 years, Audrey, '41; three sons, Charles, '69, MS '71, Peter, '72, and William, '76; three granddaughters; and a grandson.
Frances E. Knight, '40, of Van Nuys, Calif., January 15, at 79. During World War II, she served in the WAVES. She was a teacher and a volunteer with the League of Women Voters and the Southwest Museum in Los Angeles.
Frances Boswell Dorr Whitmore, '41, of Fallbrook, Calif., February 19, at 79. She was active in the Junior League, the Los Angeles Junior Philharmonic and as a volunteer at several hospitals. Survivors: her husband of 59 years, Sharp, '39; her sons, Richard '64, JD '67, and William; her daughter, Ann Hartley; her sister, Virginia Karchire; and three grandchildren.
Norman Balch Clark, '43, MA '44, of Whittier, Calif., April 3, at 78. He was a reservoir and petroleum engineer with Union Oil of California for 42 years, retiring as manager of international planning and valuations in 1986. Survivors: his wife of 54 years, Marilyn; his sons, Gary and David; his sister, Annabelle Ruche; and two granddaughters.
Harvard Lomax, '43, MS '47, of Palo Alto, May 1, at 77. During World War II, he served in the Navy. An aeronautical research scientist for 51 years, he was head of the computational fluid dynamics department at NASA-Ames and taught at the Stanford School of Engineering. Survivors: his wife of 55 years, Joan, '44; his sons, H.L. and James; his daughter, Melinda Cootsona; and six grandchildren.
Sally Margaret Stocker Phelan, '45, of Northridge, Calif., April 22, at 75. She was active in many organizations, including the Congregational Church of Northridge and the Philanthropic Educational Organization Sisterhood. Survivors: her husband, Harry; her children, George and Jean; her brother, James; her sister, Helen Allen; and two grandchildren.
Karen Greta Hale Wookey, '45, of Los Angeles, September 9, 1998, at 74. She was a motion picture script supervisor, working in Hollywood for directors Robert Redford, Warren Beatty and Alan Pakula. Survivors: a niece; two nephews; two great-nieces; and a great-nephew.
Francis Richard "Dick" Crane, '46, of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., January 20, at 79. At Stanford, he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi and served as a resident assistant at Encina Hall. During World War II, he served in the Marine Corps. After graduation, he attended the American Graduate School of International Management in Arizona and pursued a 40-year overseas business career, principally in Brazil. Survivors: his son, Steve; and his daughters, Sharon and Nancy.
Merle Alberta Beuttel Connolly, '47, of Berkeley, Calif., February 19, at 73. At Stanford, she was a member of Alpha Phi. She worked with many East Bay charities and was honored in 1997 for her 50 years as a volunteer with Children's Hospital in Oakland. Her husband, Robert, predeceased her. Survivors: her sons, Daniel, Mark and David; her daughters, Kathleen Seymour, and Jane; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Nancy Ann Spackman Costales, '48, of Los Altos, March 21, at 73, of a ruptured aortic aneurysm. She was active in Cap and Gown and was a member of the advisory group for Stanford's Institute for Research on Women and Gender. Survivors: her husband of 50 years, Frederic, '46, MD '49; three sons, Ric, Jim and Tom; her daughter, Nancy Badgley; her sister, Shirley; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Ann Heraty Harber, '49, of Palo Alto, May 9, at 71. A former nursery school teacher, she was active in the Sierra Club. Survivors: three daughters, Gaelen, Amy and Adrienne; and two grandchildren.
David "Dave" Daniel Lowman, '49, of Annapolis, Md., April 10, at 77, of the neurological ailment Lewy body disease. During World War II, he served in the Army. He was an intelligence officer for the National Security Agency for 31 years, retiring as special assistant to the director. Survivors: his wife of 50 years, Eleanor, '49; his son, Jeffrey; his daughter, Janell Lawlis; his sister, Honey Eagon; and two granddaughters.
Dick Wristen Olufs, '49, MBA '51, of Seattle, Wash., May 3, at 75. During World War II, he was a Navy pilot. After managing an agribusiness ranch in California's San Joaquin Valley, he established D.W. Olufs Inc. in 1968, a career and management consulting business in Seattle, and served as an adjunct faculty member at Pacific Lutheran University. Survivors: his five children; and nine grandchildren.
Carol Jane Ackerman Kilner, '50, of Palo Alto, June 6, at 70. She was a volunteer for numerous nonprofit organizations, including the Junior League, the Garden Club of Palo Alto and the Committee for Art at Stanford. Survivors: her husband of 49 years, Richard, '50, MBA '52; her sons, Scott, '74, and Brian; her brother, Frederick, '45; and four grandchildren.
Blair McDonald, '51, of Carmel Valley, Calif., February 1998, in an auto accident. At Stanford, he was a member of Sigma Chi. Survivors include his wife.
Richard William Faville, '52, of Millwood, Va., April 7, at 68, of metastasized prostate cancer. At Stanford, he was a member of Beta Theta Pi. From 1955 to 1968, he held U.S. Foreign Service posts in Northern Ireland, France, Mauritania, Senegal and Washington, D.C. He subsequently established a management consulting business in Virginia. Survivors: his wife of 46 years, Joan; his sons, Robert and Jonathan; his daughters, Cynthia Tye and Brooke Fletcher; his brother, James, '55; and six grandchildren.
John "Jock" Bullock Fewel, '52, MBA '55, of Portland, Ore., June 11, 1998, at 67, of complications from brain surgery in January. At Stanford, he was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma. He was retired from the insurance business and divorced from his first wife, Joan, '56. Survivors: his wife of five years, Sylvia; his sons, Jay and Richard; his daughter, Janet; his sister, Felicia Pledger; and five grandchildren.
Maurice DeLano "Del" Fuller, '52, JD '55, of Atherton, May 22, at 68, of respiratory cancer. At Stanford, he was a member of Delta Upsilon and editor of the Law Review. During the Korean War, he served in the Naval Air Reserve. He founded the first Silicon Valley branch of the San Francisco law firm Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro and served as vice chairman of the business law section of the California Bar, judge advocate with the U.S. Navy League and member of the federal court appellate panel. He was a mentor for eight classes of Menlo-Atherton High School students and a member of the Bohemian Club chorus. Survivors: his wife of 45 years, Martha, '53, MA '54; his son, Dan; his daughters, Katie Chen and Gwen, '80; two brothers, Charles and Richard; his sister, Elizabeth Collins; and four grand-children.
Carole Elizabeth Briggs Stenberg, '54, of Seattle, March 5, at 67. She was in the real estate business. Survivors: her son, Ernest III; and her sister, Joanne Slusser.
William Richard Sutton, '56, of Sacramento, in April, at 68, of cancer. He was a real estate developer and a 43-year member of the Del Paso Country Club. Survivors: his wife, Dawna; his son, Richard; and his daughters, Holland Lehmann, Chonnie Thiessen and Lisa.
Carol Patricia Brown Mearns, '58, MA '59, of Sherman Oaks, Calif., May 4, at 63, of breast cancer. She was the owner of an executive recruiting firm in Westwood, Calif. Survivors: her sons, Jack and Jamie; and her brother, Jim.
Paul Edward Wampner, '58, MS '60, of Fort Pierce, Fla., March 13, at 62, of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. He served as a captain in the Army. After retiring from the Department of Defense as an assistant deputy director in Orlando, Fla., he became a real estate broker in Winter Park, Fla. Survivors: his wife of 19 years, Annarose; his sons, Eric and Brett; his sister, Barbara; four stepsons; and nine grandchildren.
Robert Dolan Boivin, '59, of Klamath Falls, Ore., May 7, at 62, of a heart attack. At Stanford, he was a member of Hammer and Coffin. After two years in the Army in the Adjutant General Corps, he joined his father's law firm in Klamath Falls and served on the board of governors of the Oregon Bar Association. Survivors: his sons, Christopher and Collin; his daughter, Courtney; and his grandson.
Michael Thomas Cory, '59, of Moraga, Calif., September 12, 1998, at 62. At Stanford, he was a member of Theta Xi. He was a mechanical engineer. Survivors include his wife, Sarah; and his son, William, '97.
Alberette Chappelle, '68, of Dallas, Texas, March 19, at 52. She was corresponding secretary of the Dallas Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'i. Survivors: her former husband, James Parham, '70, Gr. '72; her daughter, Tracy Parham Greene; her mother, Alberta Chappelle; two brothers; and three sisters.
John Baker "J.B." Moore, '71, of Redwood City, January 27, at 49, of cancer. At Stanford, he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta. He was president of Roanoke Co., an award-winning public relations and advertising company specializing in public-interest clients. Survivors: his wife, Monica, '71; his son, James; his daughter, Elizabeth; his brothers, William, '63, and Thomas; and his parents.
Donald Paul "Donn" Waldron, '74, of Aptos, Calif., January 29, at 47. He was a stockbroker with Paine Webber. Survivors: his mother, Audrey; his father, Marvin; and four brothers, Bill, Jon, Jim and Bob.
Jasmine L. Gunthorpe, '77, of West Baltimore, Md., April 20, at 43, of an aneurysm. At Stanford, she was a member of the women's basketball team. A native of the U.S. Virgin Islands, she was assistant director of capital and development planning for the government of the territory before moving to Baltimore in 1991, where she became executive assistant at Harlem Park Revitalization Corp. in 1995. Survivors: her husband, Lawrence Outlaw; twin sons, Rafiq and Jahi; her daughter, Rahema; her mother, Flavie; three brothers; and six sisters.
Steven David Hsi, '77, of Albuquerque, N.M., March 25, at 44, of heart disease. He was medical director of the Rio Grande Family Clinic in Albuquerque and was active in the First Presbyterian Church. Survivors: his wife, Beth; his sons, Andy and David; his parents, David and Kathy; and his brother, Andrew, '75.
Eric William Lucks, '83, of Seattle, May 23, at 38, of Hodgkin's disease. He was director of marketing for Lucks Food Equipment Co. Survivors: his wife, Polly; his son, Evan; his parents, William and Geraldine; and his brothers, Carl and Kurt.
Carol Allison Watson, '87, of Los Angeles, October 12, 1998, at 33. At Stanford, she was a member of Cap and Gown. She worked as a writer.
Andrew Jacob Daher, '98, of Mountain View, June 18, at 22, after a fall from the office building where he worked. He was an analyst at Cornerstone Research in Menlo Park. At Stan-
ford, he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and served as a house officer at Ujamaa, a barrio assistance tutor and an orientation volunteer. Survivors: his father, Douglas Daher; his mother, Judy Crates; his stepfather, Ronald Crates; his sister, Carolyn; his stepbrother, Christopher; two stepsisters, Gretchen and Ashley; his paternal grandparents, Martin and Helen; and his maternal grandparents, Arnold and Mary Johnson.
Benjamin David Fisher, '01, of Basking Ridge, N.J., March 23, at 21, while on leave from Stanford. He was a transfer student from Brown University. Survivors include his parents.
Paul Warren Sampsell, MBA '41, of San Marino, Calif., May 1, at 82. Co-owner of the West American Rubber Co., he was a member of Annadale Golf Club, Valley Hunt Club, Newport Harbor Yacht Club and the Tournament of Roses. Survivors: his wife, Winifred, '41, Gr. '42; his daughters, Susan Weller, '66, and Sherrill Miller; and three granddaughters.
Fannie Raskin Shaftel, EdD '48, of Portola Valley, March 21, at 89. She was a professor emerita at the School of Education, where she taught for 27 years, retiring in 1974. She co-authored Role-Playing for Social Values with her husband, George Shaftel, in 1967. In 1969, she received the School of Education's first teacher excellence award. Survivors: her husband, George; her son, David, '62; her sister, Dorothy Nadaner; and three grandchildren, including Matthew, '98, and Rebecca, '00.
Vera Hamilton Greene, MA '69, of Sacramento, March 8, at 85, of complications from hip surgery. She was a junior high and high school French teacher and served as president of the Sacramento chapter of the American Association of University Women. Her husband of 29 years, Roger III, predeceased her in 1963. Survivors: her son, Roger IV; her daughter, Virginia Leonard, '62; her brother, Robert; her grandson; and her granddaughter.
Roger Joseph Van Overstraeten, PhD '63, of Leuven, Belgium, in April, at 61. He was a professor at the University of Leuven, chair of its department of electrical engineering from 1972 to 1984 and founder of its electronics, systems, automation and technology laboratory. He was a visiting professor at Stanford in 1979. In 1984, he was appointed president and CEO of the independent research center IMEC in Leuven. He was a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and a member of the Belgian Royal Academy of Sciences. In 1990, he was elevated to the nobility as Baron Roger Van Overstraeten.
Gerald E. Dommershausen, MS '69, of Madison, Wis., January 30, at 54, of cancer. He was on the faculty of the Wisconsin Technical Institute.
Daniel L. Jones, MS '75, of Medfield, Mass., April 2, at 49. At Stanford, he was a member of the sailing team. A transit principal of Sverdrup Civil Inc., an international engineering corporation, he specialized in the planning, design and construction management of public transportation systems and served as vice president of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Survivors: his wife, Deborah; and his three children.
Humanities and Sciences
Lawrence Wesley Swan, MA '47, PhD '52 (biological sciences), of Redwood City, May 5, at 77, of complications after surgery for an aneurysm. He was a professor of biology at San Francisco State University from 1954 to 1985. A member of the first American Himalayan expedition, in 1954, he concluded that the Yeti, or Abominable Snowman, did exist but was a large mountain fox whose hopping gait left footprints that appeared to be those of a biped. From 1958 to 1974, he created and produced seven series of children's science programs for public television. Survivors: his wife of 53 years, Ruth; his daughters, Sharon Schaller, Rhonda and Pamela; and his granddaughter.
Proctor Patterson Jones, Gr. '48 (political science), of San Francisco, April 2, at 82. During World War II, he served in North Africa and Italy. He was a member of the State Bar of Ohio and wrote legal texts for the publisher Bancroft Whitney. He subsequently worked as a professional photographer, filmmaker and author, and founded Proctor Jones Publishing Co. His biography Napoleon: An Intimate Account received the 1992 literary award of the Napoleonic Society. He was honorary consul general for the Republic of Tunisia from the 1970s until his death, a member of numerous governmental boards in San Mateo, San Francisco and Marin counties and active in Sons of the American Revolution, the Bohemian Club and St. Francis Yacht Club. Survivors: his wife of 51 years, Martha; his sons, John and Proctor Jr.; his daughters, Melinda Windischof, Martha Griffinger, Greata and Jessica; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Ernest H. Sorotskin, Gr. '50 (political science), of Los Angeles, May 31, at 79. He served as an interpreter for the post-World War II Allied military government in Germany. After receiving a degree in library science from San Jose State, he worked as a reference librarian with the Los Angeles Public Library. Survivors: his wife, Belle; his stepchildren, Jeff, Lisa and Matthew Bloomfield; and four grandchildren.
Gerard Arthur "Gerry" Larson, Gr. '51 (speech and drama), of Sacramento, in April, at 75, of pulmonary emphysema. During World War II, he served in cryptography with the Army Air Forces. An actor and director, he was a professor of theater arts at Cal State-Sacramento from 1957 to 1994. Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Georgia.
Stirling Louis Huntley, PhD '56 (speech and drama), of Pasadena, Calif., March 29, at 73. At Stanford, he was a member of Kappa Sigma. During World War II and the Korean conflict, he served as an officer in the Navy. He was a Fulbright Scholar in the Philippines in 1966. After serving as associate director of admissions at Stanford, he was associate dean of graduate studies at Cal Tech from 1971 to 1987 and published widely on college admissions and international educational exchange. Survivors: his wife, Roberta; his daughters, Anne Ahrens and Elizabeth Algermissen; and five grandchildren.
Donald Murray Straka, MA '60 (music), of Palo Alto, March 26, at 75. During World War II, he served in the Army Band. He was choir director and organist with the First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto and for 10 years was the music director and conductor for West Bay Opera. Together with his wife, he founded Scholar Opera for young singers. Survivors: his wife of 25 years, Margaret; his son, David; his stepson, Charles Kruger; two stepdaughters, Beth Curran and Sarah Gibson; and two grandsons.
Gary Michael Salt, PhD '76 (speech and drama), of Beverly Hills, May 6, at 53, of cancer. He was president of the talent and theatrical agency Paul Kohner Inc. and represented writers of motion picture scripts and television screenplays. Survivors: his wife, Lynn; his parents; and his sister.
Carleton R. Adams, Gr. '32, of Palo Alto, May 9, at 90. At Stanford, he played the sousaphone in the Band. He owned and operated Palo Alto's Adams Creamery and helped found the A & K Machine Shop of Mountain View. He also formed the Carl Adams 707 Jazz Band. Active in the YMCA, he received its award for outstanding service in 1971. From 1974 to 1976, he was the regional director of the YMCA's Pacific Central Region. Survivors include his wife, Vera.
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