ARTHUR E. BROWN '39 died December 14 in Falmouth, Mass. He was retired vice president and medical director of New England Mutual Life Insurance Co., where he worked for 27 years. He leaves his wife, Margaret (Stewart-Cockey), a daughter, Nancy Hedgpeth, two sons, Arthur, M.P.H. '81, and Robert, a sister, Virginia House, and two brothers, Philip '30, M.B.A. '33, D.C.S. '37, and Nicholas.
ALICE BURKE GAIMSTER '39cl, of Gloucester, Mass., died September 27. She was an award-winning political and trial journalist. She leaves no immediate survivors; her husband, Reginald, predeceased her.
HENRY SYDNEY HAYWARD '39, of Delray Beach, Fla., died April 9, 1998. He was a journalist and editor who was retired from a 42-year career with the Christian Science Monitor. His time there included four tours of duty as a foreign correspondent in such places as Tokyo, London, Hong Kong, and Nairobi and a nine-year stint as foreign editor in the newspaper's Boston headquarters. After retiring, he lectured widely on foreign affairs, served for several years as moderator of a world affairs symposium at the Leelanau Center for Education, in Michigan, and taught at Principia College.
PHILIP LEVINE '39cl, Ph.D. '42, of Scarsdale, N.Y., died February 25, 1998. He was retired senior employment inverviewer for the New York State Department of Labor, in New York City.
EDWARD PEIRSON RICHARDSON JR. '39cl, M.D. '43, died November 30 in Brookline, Mass. He was Bullard professor of neuropathology at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he directed the neuropathology service for 30 years. He was best known for his work on Huntington's and Alzheimer's diseases and was the original describer of several brain disorders. In 1982 he received the senior scientist award from the Alexander Von Humbolt Foundation. He was a Harvard benefactor. A former trombonist with the Harvard Band, he was a music lover with a lifelong interest in sailing and traditional watercraft, especially coastal schooners. He leaves his wife, Margaret (Eustis), two daughters, Clara Simpson '73 and Margaret Reick, a son, Edward, and two brothers, Elliot '41, LL.B. '44, LL.D. '71, and George '43, M.D. '46.
THEODORE MONROE STRONGIN '39 died November 24 in Asheville, N.C. He was a retired music critic for the New York Times and previously served as arts editor and music critic for the Chattanooga Times and the Knickerbocker News of Albany. A composer himself, he was particularly interested in contemporary music. After retiring to Long Island in 1970, he occasionally contributed reviews to the East Hampton Star. He leaves a daughter, Debby Randolph, a son, Daniel, two stepdaughters, Alice Friedman and Judith Rosenberg, and his companion, Leah Lasbury.
CAROLYN FOXALL ENGARGIOLA '40cl died May 11, 1998, in Dunellen, N.J. She worked for many years as assistant director of personnel at the Research Institute in Manhattan. She leaves her husband, John, a daughter, Mary, and two sons, John and Gregory '83.
WILLIAM CALLENDER HURTT '40, LL.B. '43, died October 28 in Pittsburgh. He left the practice of law in 1987 to become founding president of The River Gas Corp., a coalbed methane gas producer in Tuscaloosa, Ala. His survivors include his wife, Eleanor (St. Clair).
ERNEST SAMUEL MERRILL JR. '40, Ed.M. '55, formerly of Orange Springs, Fla., died May 28, 1997. He was a retired high-school principal and guidance counselor and a member of the faculty at St. Petersburg Junior College.
THOMAS HOWARD EMERSON QUIMBY '40cl, of Brunswick, Me., died November 20. He served as director of the Peace Corps in Kenya and later as regional director for Africa in Washington, D.C. After leaving the Peace Corps in 1967 he became deputy assistant secretary of state for African affairs. He also worked for the Agency for International Development as director of the Office of Southern African Affairs. After moving to Maine, he became active in town affairs in New Harbor. He served as chairman of the Lincoln County Democratic Committee and was founding president of the Maine chapter of the U.N. Association of the United States. He leaves his wife, Lucy (Williams) '40, a daughter, Lucy '65, and a son, Thomas '70.
RUSSELL JAY RYAN JR. '40cl, of Indianapolis, died September 3. An attorney, he was a partner in the Indianapolis law firm of Smith Morgan & Ryan for some 50 years and a civic leader in Indianapolis. As secretary-treasurer of the Indiana Probate Code Study Commission from 1974 to 1985, he was actively involved in revising the state laws governing trusts, wills, and the probate process. In 1986 he was named a Sagamore of the Wabash by Governor Robert Orr. He leaves his wife, Gloria (Cole), a daughter, Nina, two sons, Michael and Timothy, and a brother, John '43.
BERTRAM HENRY SCHUR '40 died November 27 in Wilton, Conn. He was former associate general counsel to the Atomic Energy Commission and the Department of Energy. During his years with the AEC he was responsible for much federal legislation and rendered major opinions for the Freedom of Information Appeals Panel on many occasions. He also served for 13 years as counsel to Vice Admiral Hyman Rickover. He received numerous honors for his federal service, including a special achievement award for his contributions to the atomic energy program and for his work on energy research-and-development administration. He leaves his wife, Adelaide Bishop, and a son, Peyton.
PHILIP LIVINGSTON STRONG '40, of Cranbury, N.J., died August 17. He practiced law in New Brunswick for more than 40 years. He was a former assistant U.S. attorney for the district of New Jersey and a former member of the New Jersey Republican state committee. He leaves his wife, Sally (Borthwick), four sons, Harry, Edward, Thomas, and Glen, and a brother, Robert '36.
DONALD MACDONALD DICKINSON THURBER '40mcl, of Grosse Pointe, Mich., died November 21. He was a former director of the National Park Service and a member of the boards of the National Park Trust Fund and the National Park Foundation, which he founded at the request of his classmate, President John F. Kennedy. He was a former chairman of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and a former member of the Michigan State Board of Education and the Michigan Historical Commission. During the 1940s he established the March of Dimes throughout the state. He was a longtime volunteer for the United Negro College Fund, on whose executive committee he served. He leaves his wife, Margaret.
AUGUSTUS WINTON BIGWOOD '41, of Lynn, Mass., died November 15. He worked as a health sciences and research analyst for the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission in Boston. He leaves his wife, Mary (McLean), a daughter, Barbara, a son, Don, and a sister, Edna DeStefano.
WALTER BERRY PERKINS '41cl died September 26 in Santa Barbara, Cal. He was a former motion picture producer and director. In recent years he operated a personal bookkeeping business in Los Angeles.
MARY WARREN ROGERS '41 died November 7 in Willoughby, Ohio.
WILLIAM TUCKER WASHBURN '41cl died October 25 in Madrid, Spain. An international lawyer, he was senior partner in the Madrid firm of Washburn & Ortiz-Caņavate. His survivors include his wife, Elvira (Alfageme), and three sisters, Pauline Rogers, Elizabeth Delano, and Mary Gray '37.
LIONEL ROBERT BLATTNER '42 died October 11 in Sarasota. He had operated an export business, Euramco Export Co., in Stamford, Conn. He leaves a daughter, Dulcy Leibler, and a brother, Alvin; a son, Robert '74, M.B.A '76, predeceased him.
WALTER HAWORTH FAGET JR. '42 died November 21 in Grand Rapids, Mich.
FRANCIS LEON FOSTER JR. '42cl, M.B.A. '47mcl, died November 8 in Beverly, Mass. A retired business executive, he was former corporate secretary of International Paper Co., former chief financial officer of the theatre and television division of Stanley Warner Corp., and former vice president of planning and administration at Baird-Atomic Inc. He was also a past president of the International Paper Foundation. He was active for many years in Winchester town affairs and served the Cape Ann Historical Association as treasurer and trustee. He was a Harvard benefactor. He leaves his wife, Mary (Chase), a daughter, Deborah Ebeling, and a son, Robert.
WILLIAM HENRY HOUGH '42 died November 1 in Little Compton, R.I. He was former vice president and treasurer of Enterprise Dye Works Inc., of Woonsocket, where he worked for more than 40 years, and former president of Hough Enterprise Inc. He was a former member of the Wrentham (Mass.) finance committee. A naval veteran of World War II and a lifelong summer resident of Little Compton, he was an avid sailor and fisherman. He leaves his wife, Elinor (Taylor), two daughters, Priscilla Thompson and Brenda Hough-Hopkins, and two sons, Mark and Thomas; another son, Henry, predeceased him.
JOHN EVELYN DUPONT IRVING '42, of Unionville, Pa., died October 10. He had worked in textile marketing at E. I. duPont de Nemours & Co. Inc. He leaves his wife, Louise, a daughter, Carol, and four sons, John, Henry, Douglas, and David.
WILLIAM HYSLOP LOWE JR. '42, of Hackensack, N.J., died December 2. A retired journalist and editor, he received two Bronze Stars for his service as a Marine Corps officer in the central Pacific during World War II. Later he was Paris bureau chief for U.S. News and World Report, foreign correspondent and economic editor for the New York Herald Tribune in Europe, managing editor and executive editor of Look magazine, and editor-in-chief of Home and Garden. He also served as vice president of Foote, Cone & Belding, a New York advertising agency. He leaves his wife, Barbara (Conway), a daughter, Barbara Manternach, and two sons, William '71 and Peter '74.
BERNARD JAMES MCMAHON JR. '42, of Glendora, Cal., died August 12, 1998. He was a combat pilot in the Mediterranean theater during World War II and a retired corporate labor-relations administrator with Aerospace Corp., in Los Angeles. Previously he spent 16 years with Aerojet-General Corp. He also served as coordinator of management education and research programs at UCLA's Institute of Industrial Relations.
CHARLES THURLOW III '42, of Elkton, Md., died September 4. A retired senior project engineer in the Chambers Works division of E. I. duPont de Nemours & Co. Inc., he worked for nearly 40 years in organic chemical manufacturing.
NATHAN CLARENCE GREER '43 died July 20, 1998, in Santa Fe. He was retired president of the family investment business, Senlic Corp..