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Obituaries

1920s

Joseph P. Mandl, '20, JD '23, of Salinas, Calif., February 13, at 96. During World War II, he served in the Pacific theater in the Army and the Navy. He attained the rank of lieutenant colonel in the Judge Advocate General Corps. After many years as an attorney, he served as a judge in King City, Calif., for 11 years. He was a member of the Odd Fellows, the Masonic Lodge and the Knights of Pythias. Survivors: his son, Charles; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Marion Potter Elliott, '22, Gr '23, of Berkeley, in April, at 97. While at Stanford, she was a member of Pi Beta Phi and Cap and Gown. She also was women's editor of the Daily and served on the YWCA board. She taught English at Oakland High School for several years before her marriage. She was active in the PTA, the Girl Scouts, the Stanford Women's Club and the Berkeley City Club. Survivors: her daughter, Doris Pettersen, '50; her son, Robert, '52; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Marvin O. Adams, '28, Gr '51, of Bremerton, Wash., in December.

James Hamilton Allen, '28, of Atherton, April 21, at 90. He was a former vice president for marketing at the Del Monte Corp. While at Stanford, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Survivors: his son, Wyatt; his daughter, Ruth Barker; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

William Dorsey Pabst, '28, of Atherton, February 19, at 90, in his sleep. While at Stanford, he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi and was active in the drama department. He worked at his father's Cadillac agency in San Francisco and later managed an agency in Palo Alto. In 1931, he was program coordinator of KFRC radio in San Francisco; in 1934, he became program director; and in 1940, he was promoted to general manager. During World War II, he served as a lieutenant in the Navy. In 1958, he launched the television station KTVU, Channel 2, in Oakland. He served as chairman of the Television Code Review Board of the National Association of Broadcasters in 1964. During his retirement, he was a volunteer for local organizations and was a member of the Bohemian Club and the Menlo Country Club. Survivors: his wife, Marjorie, '26; his son, Frederick; his daughter, Joyce Pabst Todd, '50; his sister, Barbara Duncan; and five grandchildren.

Donald D. Flickinger, '29, MD '33, of Washington, D.C., at 89, of congestive heart failure. While at Stanford, he was a member of Zeta Psi. During World War II, he was a flight surgeon, parachuting into the Himalayas to rescue downed fliers. Interested in the problems of bailing out of an airplane at high altitudes, he developed sophisticated ejection equipment. After the war, he became director of "human factors" in the military's program to put a man into orbit. An early expert on space medicine, he helped select the nation's first seven astronauts in 1959. He retired from the Air Force in 1961 as a brigadier general and later was a consultant to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and other agencies. Survivors: his wife, Marilyn; his son, Don; his daughter, Daphne Ann Bradford; and two grandsons.

Frances R. Giffen, '29, of Eureka, Calif., in August, at 93, of complications following a fall. She had a long career as secretary to the owner of a broadcast station in Eureka. Survivors: two nieces; and three nephews.

Louise Buxton Woolf, '29, of Sun City, Ariz., March 7, at 89.

1930s

Hildur "Jerry" Durand, '30, of Palo Alto, May 3, at 87. She was a member of Cap and Gown at Stanford. Survivors: three daughters, Lucia, '54, Sally Wood, '60, and Jean Rosling; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Robert L. Levin, '30, of San Francisco, April 6, at 87. A member of the Buck Club and devoted Stanford football fan, he missed only two home games in 50 years. He was a retired agency manager of the Equitable Life Assurance Society and former president of the San Francisco Life Underwriters Association. He also was president of his alumni class, area chairman of the Stanford PACE program and a member of numerous fraternal and community organizations.

Hugh Terrell "Terry" Moss, '30, of Pebble Beach, Calif., February 9, at 92. While at Stanford, he was a member of Sigma Chi. He was a distributor for Standard Richfield Oil Co. for 47 years, retiring in 1976. A 53-year resident of Pebble Beach, he served for nine years on the Pacific Grove Recreation Committee and was active in numerous social, educational and civic organizations. Survivors: his wife, Gertrude; two sons, Hugh Jr. and Michael; his daughter, Carol; seven grandsons; and two great-grandsons.

Ruth Hill Sammis, '30, of Pebble Beach, Calif., February 26, at 87. While at Stanford, she was a member of Alpha Phi. She helped manage family ranch properties in the Salinas Valley for 25 years. Survivors: her son, Frederick III, '59; her daughter, Jane Sammis Ord, '62; and four grandchildren, including Eleanor M. Ord, '96.

Edwin "Ned" Davis Avary, '32, of Chapel Hill, N.C., April 5, at 85, of respiratory failure. While at Stanford, he was a member of Delta Tau Delta and the track and field team. He entered the Army Air Corps and earned his pilot wings at Kelly Field, Texas, in 1933. In 1937, he began flying for Pan American Airways and was among the pilots who flew the first China Clippers from San Francisco to Hawaii. He retired in 1964 after holding many positions with Pan Am, including chief pilot in London and Rio de Janeiro, and became a travel writer. He also served as a war correspondent in Vietnam. Survivors: three sons, Edwin, '56, Donald and Dean, '84; his daughter, Mary Avary Whittier; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

John E. Gordon, '32, of San Jose, March 11, at 85, of cancer. While at Stanford, he was a member of the tennis team. He bought a tennis shop in 1938, named it Gordon's Sport Shop and ran it until he sold it in 1970. He played tennis competitively for several years, winning city and county championships, and was ranked among the top Northern California section players of the U.S. Tennis Association. Survivors: his wife, Vivian; two daughters, Patricia Morton and Kathryn Partma, six grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Albert Zipf, '32, MD '37, of Sacramento, Calif., January 1, at 88, of cardiac arrest. While at Stanford, he was a member of Sigma Nu/Beta Chi. He served his internship at the old Stanford Lane Hospital in San Francisco in 1938 and then was a resident physician at the Kern County Hospital in Bakersfield. He served as Sacramento's public health officer from 1941 to 1949 and then as medical director at California Western States Life Insurance Co. until his retirement in 1969. Survivors: his son, Richard, '61; two daughters, Barbara Garman, '63, and Linda Wauk, '66; and six grandchildren.

Mildred Andrews Johnson, '33, of La Jolla, Calif., in summer 1995, of cancer. While at Stanford, she was a member of Delta Delta Delta. She was a high school and junior college teacher for many years. Survivors: her husband, Clifton; and four children.

Vera Bates, '34, of Sherman Oaks, Calif., June 1996, at 92. While at Stanford, she was a member of Chi Omega. Survivors: her husband, Francis, '32; two children, Mary and Frank; and three grandchildren.

John Charles Cosgrove, '34, of Los Angeles, February 20, at 84. While at Stanford, he played on the basketball and tennis teams. During World War II, he served in the Pacific as commanding officer of the LSM USS-448. When he returned to Southern California, he joined his father's insurance business, Marsh & McLennan Inc., and eventually became director and division president. He served on the boards of the Flying Tiger Lines, City Transit Systems of San Diego, Telautograph Corp. and Summers Gyroscope, later known as Guidance Technology Inc. A supporter of educational institutions, he was a member of the Buck Club and the board of governors of the Stanford Associates, and a trustee of Loyola U.-Marymount College. He also was active with Pomona College, and the California Institute of Technology, as well as many athletic, charitable and business associations. He was married to the late Emilie Dohrmann Cosgrove, '33, for 27 years. Survivors: his son, John; two daughters, Carole Cosgrove Terry, '59, and Julie Cosgrove Masterson, '62; four granddaughters, including Sarah Cosgrove Stoker, '93; and seven step-grandchildren.

Wilbur Bingham Hurlbut, '34, MD '38, of Fountain Hills, Ariz., April 25, at 84. While at Stanford, he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi and the track and field team. During World War II, he served in the Air Force in England and North Africa. His medical career spanned nearly 50 years in New York, where he practiced privately and served as an attending physician and chief of the department of dermatology at Roosevelt Hospital. He was a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine and secretary and president of both the Manhattan and Metropolitan dermatological societies. At the Stanford School of Medicine, he was a member of the Board of Governors, president of the Medical Alumni Association, member of the Visiting Committee, chairman of the Committee on Trusts and Bequests and member of the Stanford Associates. In 1989, he received the Medical Alumni Association's J.E. Wallace Sterling Distinguished Alumnus Award. Survivors include his wife, Helen, '39; two sons, William, '68, MD '74, and Stephen, '65; his daughter, Nancy Marcacci, '79; and seven grandchildren.

Charles Benton Lusk, '34, Engr. '42, of Chico, Calif., April 19, at 83, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel. Survivors: two daughters, Karen Marie, '69, and Diane; his son, John; a granddaughter; and a step-granddaughter.

Reginald Wilson Partridge, '35, Gr '36, of San Clemente, Calif., December 27, at 84. He first worked at US Electric and, later, Lockheed Aircraft Corp., where he was involved with all major Lockheed airplane programs until 1973. During his retirement, he enjoyed playing golf, headed many committees at St. Clement's Episcopal Church and sat on the board of directors of Presidential Heights. Survivors include his wife, Ruth; and his niece, Grace L. Spore.

Henry "Hank" C. Lanz, '36, Gr '39, of Palo Alto, May 5, at 81. While at Stanford, he was a member of Alpha Kappa Lambda/Lambda Nu. He received his PhD from UC-Berkeley and worked with Niels Bohr, discoverer of the quantum theory of the atom, in Denmark. After working on the Manhattan Project during World War II, he moved his family to Texas. He was longtime deputy director of the Radio-Isotope Lab at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Dallas, and was president of Dallas Free U. He and his wife, Ruth, retired to Pescadero, Calif., in the early 1970s. Survivors: three sons, Alexander, '61, Kai, '75, MS '75, and Christopher, '76, DMA '89; his daughter, Jean, '65; and three grandchildren.

Dan Worth Cash, '37, of Waco, Texas, in March, at 85. He served in the Army Air Corps and in the European theater from 1942 to 1945 and attained the rank of major.

Robert Frank Edwards, '37, of Hillsborough, Calif., January 11, at 80, from complications of Alzheimer's disease. While at Stanford, he was a member of Delta Chi and the golf team. He earned an MBA at Harvard. During World War II, he served with the 42nd Rainbow Division and was discharged with the rank of captain. He spent his entire working career at the Frank Edwards Co. Inc. and served as chairman of its board from 1966 until his death. He also was president of the Frank Edwards Foundation. He was a member of the board of directors of the San Francisco Boys Club and president of the Peninsula Golf and Country Club. Survivors: his wife, Toni; three daughters, Michele, Kathryn and Kerry; his son, Robert Jr.; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Lesley McDonald Fleishhacker, '37, of San Francisco, March 7, 1996, at 81.

Wilfred "Bill" Heringer, '37, of Walnut Grove, Calif., January 25, at 81. While at Stanford, he was a member of Kappa Sigma. After graduating, he returned home to Clarksburg, Calif., to farm the Sacramento Delta and later traveled internationally, promoting agricultural business development. He was an avid sportsman, ocean fisherman and gardener. Survivors: his wife, Margaret "Tommie"; three sons, Curtis, Wayne and Thomas; his daughter, Lynne Dermody, '63; three brothers, James, Lester and Robert; and five grandchildren.

John A. Pirdy, '37, of Yucaipa, Calif., April 8. While at Stanford, he was a member of the track and field team. Survivors include his son, James.

Ross Denlinger, '38, MD '42, of Seal Beach, Calif., March 2, 1996, at 78, after a stroke the previous April. He was a flight surgeon during World War II and then had a private practice in internal medicine until 1995. He was former chief of medicine and chief of attending staff at St. Mary Medical Center, medical examiner for the state of California and medical adviser for the Social Security Administration. He was a member of numerous professional organizations and a lifelong tennis player.

Jean Harris Smith, '38, of Indian Wells, Calif., April 27, of emphysema. Survivors: her husband, Byron, '37, JD '40; three children, including Sheryl Smith King, '63; and five grandchildren.

Marcia Miller Nelson, '39, MD '44, of Atherton, April 6, at 77. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford. She practiced at the Palo Alto Medical Clinic for more than 25 years and supervised surgical training for obstetrics and gynecology residents at Stanford Hospital. Survivors: her husband, Aubrey, '41; her daughter, Katherine; her son, Peter, '70; and three grandchildren.

Lyle Whitcomb Smith, '39, of Morongo Valley, Calif., April 27, at 79, of Alzheimer's. She was a librarian for the city of Palm Springs in the mid 1950s, a weaver, writer, author and teacher. She was a member of the Weavers Guild in Castro Valley and the Riverside Nature Conservancy. Survivors: her son, Ken; and her daughter, Victoria Carrillo.

1940s

Leonard Wyant Golden, '40, Gr '46, of Green Valley, Ariz., March 4, at 78, after a long illness. During World War II, he served in the Army Field Artillery in the Northern Pacific and European theaters, achieving the rank of major. He returned to Stanford for graduate work and was recruited by Westinghouse Electric Corp., eventually becoming general manager of the systems control division in Buffalo, N.Y. He earned a number of patents, but his greatest satisfaction was in work that he and his fellow engineers did on a prototype electric car, known as the Goldenrod. He left Westinghouse to become president/principal of Colgate Plastics Corp., which specialized in the design and manufacture of precision mouldings. He was a past director of the Society of Plastics Industries and member of many professional and social organizations. Survivors: his wife, Virginia; two daughters, Sherrill and Karen; his son, James; his sister, Josephine Golden Taggart; and his grandson.

Ann Eaton Leep, '40, of Cupertino, Calif., May 11, at 78. While at Stanford, she was a member of Alpha Phi. She worked as a meteorologist at the San Francisco Airport in the early 1940s. An active volunteer for local charities, she was a founding member of The Forum retirement community. Survivors: two daughters, Barbara and Elizabeth Ann; two sons, Thomas, '67, MBA '72, and Jeffrey, '72; and two grandchildren.

George Voll, '41, of Seattle, March 18, at 80, after a short illness. He was an alternate in the decathlon for the U.S. Olympic team in 1936. While at Stanford, he was a member of Delta Upsilon. During World War II, he was an officer and flight instructor in the Air Force. In 1952, he joined J.G. Boswell Co., the large farming operation in the Corcoran, Calif., area, and later became its vice president. In 1965, he was named Corcoran's "Man of the Year." After leaving the Boswell Co. in the mid-1970s, he became executive director of the California Cotton Ginners Association. In 1981, he retired, moving to Cambria, Calif., and in 1996, he moved to Seattle. Survivors: his wife, Nona; two sons, Peter, '65, and John; and his daughter, Lynn Chase.

Betty Howe Wanger, '41, of Hills- borough, Calif., December 12, after a brief illness. She was an expert skier and continued to enjoy the sport until a few years before her death. Survivors: two sons, Peter Jr., '65, and Michael, '69; her daughter, Mary Mesenburg; and six granddaughters, including Corey, '00.

Emmet Joseph Cashin Jr., '43, MBA '47, of Atherton, April 29, at 75, after a brief illness. While at Stanford, he was a member of Chi Psi and the water polo and swimming teams. He held three world records in the breast stroke and was inducted into the Stanford Athletic Hall of Fame and the NCAA Swimming Hall of Fame. During World War II, he served as a lieutenant in the Marine Corps and was wounded in the battle of Okinawa. In 1947, he joined Burlingame-based Fox & Carskadon. In 1958, he purchased the firm and, under his stewardship, it became the largest independent real estate brokerage in the United States. He retired in 1981, but as chairman of the board remained involved in a large number of other business activities. He was a founding partner and chairman of The Fox Group and co-founder of Fox & Carskadon Financial. In 1995, he was appointed chairman of Cashin Co., the Peninsula real estate firm founded by his son, "Skip." He served on the boards of numerous financial, business, professional and community associations. Survivors: his wife, JoAnn; two sons, Emmet Joseph III and D'Arcy Michael; his daughter, Bonnie Ann; his stepchildren, Deborah Blair and Paula Ann Dunn; 10 grandchildren; and seven step-grandchildren.

Philip W. Haskett, '43, of Cottonwood, Ariz., April 22, at 75.

Homer Earle "Bill" Menker, '43, of Menlo Park, December 24, at 75. While at Stanford, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. From 1944 to 1946, he worked for the Manhattan Project in Los Alamos, N.M., as a nuclear chemist. He joined Tracerlab in Richmond in 1949 and directed its development lab until 1960. He traveled to Japan to study the chemical effects of the atomic bomb explosion and later served as director of the Analytic Division for the Atomic Energy Commis- sion's Health and Safety Lab in New York. He moved back to Palo Alto and worked for Isotopes Inc. until 1969, when he moved to the Naval Radiological Defense Lab and specialized in the detection of fallout from nuclear explosions. He served on the board of Menlo Commons where he and his wife lived. Survivors: his wife, Barbara; his daughter, Lois de Geus; his son, Robert; and his sister, Charlotte Decker.

Edouard S. "Ed" Brush, '44, of San Mateo, February 1, at 74, in his sleep. While at Stanford, he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi. During World War II, he served with the Army Engineer Combat Battalion in Europe. He and his brother operated a lumber business in San Francisco from 1950 until they retired in 1987. Sur- vivors: his wife, Judy; two daughters, Carol Perusse and Laura Russell; his son, Jim; his brother, Frank; and five grandchildren.

Frederick E. "Fred" Anderson, '45, of Sacramento, Calif., March 24, at 72, of cancer and a series of strokes. He owned the Sacramento Surge and Gold Miners football teams, an Oakland A's baseball farm team, and once held part interest in the Sacramento Kings. A descendent of a Sacramento pioneer family, he was a civic leader and philanthropist. During World War II, the Army sent him to a U. of Chicago campus in Puerto Rico, where he was trained as a meteorologist. After the war, he started a lumber business that grew into the multimillion-dollar Pacific Coast Building Products Inc. He was president of the Elk Grove school board, a planning commissioner and head of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District board. He owned a small airport, an equestrian center and a winery. He also was a rancher and real estate developer. Survivors: his wife, Pat; two sons, John and Jim; three daughters, Carol, Cathy and Christine; and 14 grandchildren.

Dorris Martin Hammond, '45, of San Diego, Calif., March 8, at 73, of neurofibromatosis. While at Stanford, she was a member of Cap and Gown. In 1945, she joined her husband in Rome, where they assisted in resettling World War II refugees until the fall of 1946. She held many volunteer positions after returning to California, including president of the Parents' Cooperative Nursery School in Palo Alto; docent at the California Academy of Science in San Francisco; board member of the Carmel Foundation and chair of the Business License and Code Review Board in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Survivors: her husband, Eugene, '43; three daughters, Jane Summers, Susan Beasley and Nancy (Sundaram) Freeman; and two grandchildren.

Johanna Dixon West, '45, of La Jolla, Calif., April 12, at 73. While at Stanford, she was a member of Pi Phi and a Stanford Chappie. A resident of Menlo Park for 40 years, she was prominent in local real estate for 20 years. Survivors: her husband, Richard, '44; her children, Richard III, '66, Jody, Mark and Victoria; and five grandchildren, including Amanda West, '97.

Jacqueline Miller Budd, '47, of Alameda, Calif., January 24, at 69. She worked for UC-Berkeley as a research associate in physiology-anatomy, retiring in 1991. She also was a practicing attorney. She was president of the 12th District Quota Foundation, vice president of Valkyries Financial Club and treasurer of the Stanford Women's Club. Survivors: three sons, Peter, Roger and Michael; her sister, Natalie Eckel, '46; and four grandchildren.

Wallace Steen McCall, '47, of Arlington, Va., October 26, 1996, at 71, of a heart attack. He served in the Army during World War II. Afterward, he worked for the Foreign Service, retiring in the middle 1960s. He enjoyed travel and boating. Survivors: his wife; his daughter, Karen; and two grandchildren.

Maria Castillo Tarot, '47, Gr '47, of Palos Verdes, Calif.

Joan "Vandy" Van De Carr, '47, MA '49, of Piedmont, Calif., October 15, 1996.

Betty Leuschel Kovich, '48, of Tacoma, Wash., October 4, 1996, of emphysema. Survivors include her husband, George; and her children and grandchildren.

George Sheldon "Jug" Shoaf, '48, of Half Moon Bay, Calif., April 29, at 70, in a crash of a high-performance biplane. An aerobatics instructor, he was a regular performer on the West Coast air-show circuit. He was active in This Side of the Hill Players in Half Moon Bay, the Gilbert and Sullivan Society of San Jose and Half Moon Bay Rotary. Survivors: his wife, Mary Lou, '51; his daughter, Diane; two sons, Douglas, '78, and Jon, '82; his mother, Margaret Williams; and seven grandchildren.

Edward "Ned" Cahoon Keller, '49, of Modesto, Calif., February 25, from complications related to cancer. While at Stanford, he was a member of Sigma Chi. He served in the Coast Guard during World War II and as a legal officer in the Navy during the Korean War. He practiced law in Modesto for 36 years, retiring in 1992. He was active in many community affairs. Survivors: his wife, Diane Rexroth Keller, '54; and two daughters, Katie Keller Tolfree, '82, and Anne Keller Silva.

1950s

Mary-Tom Henshaw Leefeldt, '50, of Ross, Calif., March 15, at 69, after a brief illness. She was a descendent of Massachusetts and California pioneer families. A devoted gardener and world traveler, she was a longtime supporter of the San Francisco Opera, Symphony and Ballet, and the Merola Foundation. She was a member of numerous social and civic organizations. Survivors: her husband, Robert, '49; three sons, Randall, '75, MS '79, Timothy and Christian; her daughter, Irene A. Orum; and four grandchildren.

Ralph Drake Mills, '50, of Huntington Beach, Calif., April 8, of cancer. During World War II, he served in the Navy. From 1950 to 1958, he worked as an engineer in the oil field services industry. He taught physics at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, Calif., until retiring in 1985. Survivors: his wife, Lorraine; his son, Frank; and his daughter, Karen.

Frederic Thomas "Tom" Shipp, '50, PhD '63, of Tucson, Ariz., January 7, at 67, after a lengthy illness. While at Stanford, he was a member of Chi Psi and organized its barbershop quartet. He was an announcer and down-marker at varsity football games and a member of Ram's Head. He was a research scientist with the Veterans Administration and chief of the Speech Research Laboratory at the V.A. Medical Center in San Francisco for 33 years. During that period, he held professorships in the department of otolaryngology at UC-San Francisco and UC-Davis. He later became a professor in the department of speech and hearing sciences at the U. of Arizona in Tucson. He was a fellow of the American Speech and Hearing Association, the International Society of Phonetic Sciences and past president of the American Association of Phonetic Sciences. He served as editor and contributing editor of many professional journals in his field and received many international awards for his research. Survivors: his wife, Marilyn; three daughters, Holly Rawlins, Nancy Paranka and Jennifer; his son, James; three grandchildren; and his former wife, Dixie Black Shipp, '52.

William H. Woolsey, '52, MBA '54, of La Selva Beach, Calif., March 20, at 66, of melanoma. While at Stanford, he was a member of Alpha Sigma Pi. He served in the Air Force from 1954 to 1956 in Japan, where he attained the rank of captain. He practiced law in Berkeley and later in La Selva Beach, retiring in 1994. He founded the Freedom Rotary in 1978 and was its first president. He organized Rotary Friendship Exchange visits with Turkey, Japan, England and Brazil. He was a member of the La Selva Beach Improvement Association, the Friends of Shakespeare Santa Cruz, La Selva Beach Community Church and numerous environmental organizations. Survivors: his wife, Helene; his daughter, Mimi; his son, John; his sister, Sally Young; three stepsons, Adam, Jonathan and Marc Bayer; and four step-grandchildren.

Paul Markham Kalanihukinohomoku Kahn, '56, of San Francisco, March 10, at 61, of a heart attack. He was a consulting actuary and divided his profes- sional practice between San Francisco and Hawaii. A scholar and historian, he compiled a world-renowned collection of rare books, photographs and manuscripts on Hawaii that contributed to the development of the Hawaiian National Bibliography. He also was a genealogist and mathematician and, at the time of his death, an adjunct professor of mathematics at S.F. State U., where he was helping to develop an actuarial program. He was a member of several national and international actuarial societies and was a fellow of the Society of Actuaries. Survivors include his wife, Linda.

Arthur Edward Varden Jr., '57, JD '60, of San Bernardino, Calif., March 18, at 61. While at Stanford, he was a member of Chi Psi. He practiced law in San Francisco from 1960 until 1967, when he returned to San Bernardino to practice. He was past president of the Navy League of the United States-San Bernardino Chapter and served on the board of the Lighthouse for the Blind. He was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church and the Native Sons of the Golden West. Survivors: his wife, Margot; two daughters, Kate and Lane; and his sister, Rosemary Howes.

Ernest M. Paganucci, '59, of Redwood City, Calif.

Michael Roemer, '59, MS '60, of Lexington, Mass., December 13, at 59. He was executive director of the Harvard Institute for International Development and a senior lecturer at the Kennedy School of Government. He began his affiliation with HIID in 1970 and served as deputy director and also resident economic adviser in Kenya, Tanzania and Indonesia, where he helped the government reform its trade and tax policies. He was the author or co-author of nine books and numerous articles, including the 4th edition of Economics of Development, the leading text in the field. Survivors: his wife, Linda, '60; his daughter, Margery McDonald; his son, Brian; and one grandchild.

1960s

Margaret "Peg" Haseltine Taylor, '62, of Moab, Utah, February 13, 1996, at 55, after a brief illness. She spent three years in the Peace Corps in Thailand and worked as a librarian in Boston for three years. She was the librarian for 15 years at the San Juan Bautista, Calif., school library, which was dedicated to her this past January. She sang in many musical groups, including choirs, madrigal ensembles and folk groups. She was one of the founding members of the Aromas Ladies Literary Society. Survivors include her husband, Ben.

Steve Robert Lionberger, '63, MS '64, PhD '67, of Glastonbury, Conn., April 1, at 55, of heart failure. He retired from the Pratt and Whitney division of United Technologies Corp. in 1993 after 27 years as a scientist and development engineer in the scientific analysis group. Most recently, he was an independent consultant on structures technology and a volunteer at Dinosaur State Park, providing computer training and expertise. Survivors: his wife, Susan Sosahr Lionberger, MA '65; three sons, Robert, '90, James and Edward; his mother, Dorothy; his brother, Dennis; and his sister, Linda.

John Allen Flynn, '66, of Walnut Creek, Calif., February 14, at 52. While at Stanford, he was a member of Beta Theta Chi. He was an attorney at Flynn, Delich & Wise and a former partner of Graham & James law firm, both in San Francisco. Survivors: his wife, Georgette; his daughter, Erin; his son, Judson; his stepchildren, Nicole and Jeremy Crouere; his parents, William and Marian Flynn; his brother, Bill; and his sister, Judy Verret.

Craig Butler Tate, '67, of New Canaan, Conn., April 15, at 51, in a helicopter crash. He worked for 28 years at Colgate-Palmolive Co., starting as an intern and then moving to various marketing and product management jobs. In 1984, he became executive assistant to the company's chief executive officer. He later became vice president for new products worldwide and global marketing. He served in senior posts in Europe, Asia and the United States and opened the company's first manufacturing plant in China. He was elected an officer of the corporation in 1989. In 1992, he was named president of the Far East division and, in 1994, chief technological officer. Survivors: his wife, Sharon, '68; and four children, Christopher, '99, Andrew, Melissa and Carrie.

Business

John Gaylord Sherwood, MBA '56, of Lanikai, Hawaii, April 26, at 67. He was a financial consultant in the Bay Area for nearly 40 years, moving to Hawaii after retirement three years ago. Survivors: his wife, Carolyn, '57; his son, Jeff; two daughters, Constance Milton, '77, and Karen Sotolino; stepchildren, Charles Jacobs and Kathryn Kull; and five grandchildren.

Robert "Bob" Norris Rebholtz, MBA '62, of Boise, Idaho, January 8, of cancer. From 1962 to 1968, he was manager of the T Lazy S Ranch near Battle Mountain, Nev. He then moved to Boise to launch the Agri Beef Co., which now does business in 18 Western states. He was a former chairman of the National Live Stock and Meat Board and its Beef Industry Council. He was named 1996 Cattle Businessman of the Year by the National Cattlemen's Beef Association. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; his son, Paul; and his daughter, Amy.

Douglas M. Urban, MBA '74, of Hillsborough, Calif., March 9, at 48, in a snorkeling accident in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. He was a senior vice president of Capital Guardian Trust Co. He also was a chartered financial analyst and a member of the Security Analysts of San Francisco. Prior to joining Capital Guardian, he was senior vice president of Dodge & Cox Inc. in San Francisco. He served on the board of overseers of the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace at Stanford. A member of numerous social and civic organizations, he also was active in the Hillsborough Schools Foundation. Survivors: his wife, Kathryn; three children, Abigail, '87, Ashley and Stephen; his mother Harriet; and his brother, Roger, MBA '67.

Education

Richard Burton Farnsworth, MA '43, of Turlock, Calif., March 4, at 83. During World War II, he served in the Army Air Corps. He worked in education in the United States and overseas for 31 years. He joined Cal State-Stanislaus as director of continuing education, retiring in 1976 after more than doubling student enrollment and course offerings. He was a member of St. Francis Episcopal Church. Survivors: his daughter, Wendy; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Albert E. Manley, EdD '46, of Washington, D.C., March 28, at 89, of a heart attack. From 1946 to 1953, he was professor of education and dean of arts and sciences at North Carolina College in Durham. In 1953, he became the first male and first African-American president of Spelman College. His administration added five buildings, including a student center named in his honor. Enrollment rose from 453 students in 1953 to 1,200 in 1976, when he retired. He was active with the United Negro College Fund and the Martin Luther King Center for Nonviolence. He was a member of the Cosmos Club and Metropolitan Baptist Church. Survivors: his wife, Audrey Forbes Manley; and his sister, Florence Manley.

Constance F. Kirwin, MA '54, of Vancouver, Wash., February 27, at 86. She taught in the Vancouver School District from 1943 until her retirement in 1973. She was a member of St. James and Holy Rosary Catholic churches. Survivors: four sisters, Catharine Norgren, Ann, Dorothy and Margaret.

Barbara Seaver Crittenden, Gr '63, of Atherton, May 24, at 86. She was a founding member of the Family Service Agency of Palo Alto, Friends of Atherton Library and the Holbrook-Palmer Park Foundation, and was active in many Peninsula organizations. Survivors: her son, Howard B. III; her daughter, Grace; and six grandchildren.

Engineering

Dilip C. Bapat, MS '67, Gr '72, of Sunnyvale, Calif., February 24, at 53. He worked as a circuit designer at Signetics, National Semiconductor, Antex, DataTime and Supertex corporations, and lastly at his own company, DBI. While at National Semiconductor, he was awarded a patent for MOS bootstrap circuitry that was widely used in all dynamic RAM circuits from the 1970s to the early 1990s. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn.

Humanities and Sciences

Robert E. Shutes, MA '51 (English), PhD '69 (education), of Bryan, Texas, February 12, at 70. He was a professor at Texas A&M, and lived in Bryan for 28 years.

James Everett Brinton, MA '52, PhD '56 (communication), of Boulder, Colo., January 8, at 80. He served in the Army during World War II. He taught journalism at Stanford until 1965, leaving to become dean of the school of journalism at the U. of Colorado. He retired as full professor in 1979. Survivors: his wife, Elizabeth; his son, David; two daughters, Ann Rice and Mary, '75; four brothers, Byron, Tim, Don and Tom; two sisters, Ardis Cousins and Elizabeth; and three grandchildren.

Peter N. Sherrill, MA '63, PhD '68 (communication), of Sausalito, Calif., April 9, at 70, of pulmonary fibrosis. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, he served in the Korean War. He was vice president of Field Research Corp. for 20 years. In 1977, he was named Distin- guished Professor of Business at San Francisco State U. In 1983, he co-founded SL Corp., a computer software firm in Corte Madera. A patron of the arts, he served on the boards of the S. F. Museum of Modern Art and the S. F. Ballet. Survivors: his son, Nathaniel; his daughter, Martha; his sister, Susan Cary; and his brother, Stephen.

Robert D. Snelling, MA '65 (speech and drama), of Auburn, Wash., March 23, at 55. He taught at Arizona State U. and for 20 years at Green River Community College in Auburn. He also served as consultant with Galloway and Associates and with Tracon. He is survived by his mother, Roberta.

Winifred "Winnie" B. Waring, MA '69 (music), of Pennington, N.J., February 12, at 55. She was a technical research assistant in the Princeton computer science department. Survivors include her sister, Priscilla.

Adam Ross Laschever, MA '89 (East Asian studies), of Charlottesville, Va., February 19, at 36, of melanoma. From 1982 to 1986, he served in the Army in military intelligence and was a member of the Grenada expeditionary force. Later, as a captain in the Active Reserves, he became commanding officer of a company in the 338th Military Intelligence Battalion. He was a China analyst for the National Ground Intelligence Center of the U.S. Department of Defense. Survivors: his wife, Katherine; his parents, Barnett and Dolores; his brother, Jonathan; two sisters, Sara and Ann-Rebecca; and his foster sister, Valerie Roy.

Law

William J. Billick III, JD '72, of Beverly Hills, Calif., in February. He was an entertainment lawyer for the Motion Picture Association of America.

Maria Tai Wolff, JD '91, of Burlingame, Calif., January 28, at 38, of breast cancer. While at Stanford, she was a senior editor of the Law Review. She worked at the law firm of Macklin Tatro and, previously, at the San Francisco firm of Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe, where she specialized in bankruptcy law and international and commercial litigation. She also had been an assistant professor of comparative literature at the U. of Wisconsin-Madison and a fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center. A Fulbright scholar in Brazil, she concentrated on Latin American literature and authored numerous articles in comparative literature and law. Survivors: her husband, Howard Zeprun; her daughter, Marilena "Mei Mei"; and her father, William.

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