HAMILTON RICHARDS '36, of Dover, Mass., died August 13. He was an investment banker and longtime volunteer for the Massachusetts Audubon Society. He leaves his wife, Edith (Lewis), a daughter, Anne, and two sons, Hamilton '60 and James '64.
BERNICE COHEN CUTLER '37, of Quincy, Mass., died September 8. She leaves two daughters, Jane and Eileen; her husband, Edward, predeceased her.
SAMUEL HOWARD DONNELL JR. '37, M.B.A. '47, died September 2 in Concord, Mass. He was for 30 years owner of New England Bookbinding Co., which did much book and document preservation for the Harvard University Library. Earlier he was an assistant dean and faculty member at Harvard Business School. He leaves his wife, Marion (Moynahan), a daughter, Leslie, a son, Robert, and a sister, Phyllis Sanders.
FLOYD KIRK HASKELL '37, LL.B. '41, died August 26 in Washington, D.C. A former U.S. Senator from Colorado, he was originally a Republican but switched parties after President Nixon ordered the invasion of Cambodia. He began his career as a tax lawyer. He served from 1965 to 1969 in the Colorado House; during his term in the Senate, from 1972 to 1978, he was known as a tax reformer and advocate for the environment. Later he worked as a lobbyist, served on the board of Common Cause, and was active in a bipartisan group of retired lawmakers pushing for campaign finance reform and trying to break congressional gridlock. He leaves his second wife, Nina Totenberg, and three daughters, Ione, Eve, and Pam.
PAUL ROGERS WILEY '37 died August 20 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. He was a retired vice president of West Virginia Pulp & Paper Co. (Westvaco), where he worked for 44 years. His responsibilities included the timberlands and chemical divisions and Westvaco Development Corp. He leaves a son, Paul, three stepdaughters, Helen, Posy, and Bobbie, a sister, Marcia, and two brothers, John and Bob; his wife, Helen (Corrigan Luke), died in 1996.
ROBERT WOLF '37mcl died September 12 in Tucson. A New York attorney, he had been managing partner in the firm of Botein Hays & Sklar. Later he became of counsel to Kronish Lieb Weiner & Hellman. He was a past president of the Educational Alliance, president of the private, charitable, New Land Foundation, and an officer of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors. He leaves his wife, Peggy (Gluck), a daughter, Nancy Harris, and a son, Thomas.
DUDLEY HALL BRADLEE II '38 died August 28 in Winchester, Mass. A retired investment banker, he was a former partner in the firm of Hornblower and Weeks, Hemphill Noyes and later was associated with Shearson Lehman Bros. He leaves three daughters, Ann Tauchert, Ellen Kirkpatrick, and Margaret, and a dear friend, Marion Reeves; his wife, Jane (Armstrong) predeceased him.
GEORGE FREDERICK TYLER JR. '38, of Philadelphia, died April 18. A retired business executive, he was former president of Polar-Motion Inc., which dealt in refraction of polarized light for use in industry, and former chairman of Mutual Assurance Co. He was also past president of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and of the Zoological Society of Philadelphia. After combat service with the army in World War II, he served as a State Department attaché on government missions to Greece, Britain, France, and India. His survivors include his wife, Josephine (Doughten).
CLEVELAND AMORY '39 died October 14 in Manhattan. He was a writer, social historian, activist, and animal lover. Inspired in his boyhood by Black Beauty, he devoted his life to protecting animals; once, as a young journalist covering a bullfight, he hurled a rain-soaked cushion at the beaming matador. He served for 30 years, without pay, as president of the Fund for Animals, a New York-based nonprofit animal-welfare organization. His books include The Proper Bostonians, The Cat Who Came for Christmas, The Cat and the Curmudgeon, and The Best Cat Ever; his most recent book was Ranch of Dreams, the story of Black Beauty Ranch, the Texas sanctuary established by the Fund for Animals. He also worked as a television and magazine commentator. He leaves a stepdaughter, Gaea Leinhardt, and a sister, Leonore Sawyers.
RICHARD BOSWELL FINN '39mcl, LL.B. '42, died August 17 in Washington, D.C. He was a former diplomat and an expert on Japanese affairs. He served as an intelligence officer during World War II; after the war he joined the Foreign Service and remained in Japan until 1954. He was the author of Winners in Peace: MacArthur, Yoshida and Postwar Japan and editor of the Transactions Publications series U.S.-Japan Relations. He was an adjunct professor at American University, and from 1983 to 1987 administered Harvard's U.S.-Japan Program. He was awarded an imperial decoration by the Japanese government in 1987. He leaves his wife, Dallas (Rumsey) '41, A.M. '44, and two daughters, Allison and Vaughan '73, J.D. '77.
JOHN P. NEVINS '39cl died April 1 in Brattleboro, Vt. He commanded a motorized artillery unit in the first waves of the Normandy invasion and the campaign through France and Germany. Later he had a 20-year career with the U.S. Information Agency. Afterwards he became librarian of Marlboro College. He was a past president of the Marlboro Historical Society and served for several years as Marlboro town historian. He leaves his wife, Frances (Merrick), and a son, John.
PARKER WHEAT '39 died July 5 in Manchester, N.H. A retired physician, he represented his family's fourth generation of doctors in the Manchester area. He served with the Army Medical Corps during World War II and in Korea, and also practiced medicine in Manchester for more than half a century. He leaves his wife, Margaret (Hawley), two daughters, Frances McLaughlin and Barbara, a son, Parker, and a sister, Irene Scofield.
REYNOLD BENNETT '40 died July 29 while on vacation in Paris. An army veteran and lawyer, he was former vice president for public relations at the National Association of Manufacturers, where he spent most of his career and earned the Silver Anvil Award for Excellence in International Relations from the Public Relations Society of America. He also was assistant to the presidents of Siemens Corp. and Curtiss-Wright Corp. and served for 10 years as in-house counsel for Mitsubishi Trust. He was editor of a book on futurism, Living Tomorrow Today. He leaves his wife, Cynthia (Hettinger), a daughter, Leigh, a son, Reynold, and a sister, Marjorie '44.
BOYD NELSON JONES JR. '40 died August 22 in New Haven. A Connecticut Realtor who developed the state's first office condominium, he was past president of the New Canaan Board of Realtors and former director of the Connecticut Association of Realtors, and served as chairman of the New Canaan Social Services Commission. He was also an avid and innovative painter of landscapes. He leaves his second wife, Suzanne (Ricciardi), a daughter, Linda Alt, two sons, Gordon and Boyd, and two stepchildren, Nina and David; his first wife, Nancy (Brown), predeceased him.
GEORGE STANLEY KURLAND '40mcl, M.D. '43cl, died August 26 in Boston. A cardiologist, he directed the cardiac clinic and cardiographic laboratories at Beth Israel Hospital, where he served for nearly 50 years, and was an assistant clinical professor at Harvard Medical School. An expert on the thyroid gland's relationship with the heart, he was the recipient of the American Heart Association's Paul Dudley White Award. He was a Harvard benefactor. He leaves a sister, Rhoda Karelitz, and a cherished friend, Constance Lappin; his wife, Bernice (Johnson), predeceased him.
DONALD PEARSON TODD '40, M.D. '44, died August 24 in Boston. A staff anesthesiologist at Mass. General Hospital for 50 years, he served as clinical executive of the department of anesthesia and assisted in the development of the Pain Unit in its Ambulatory Care Center. He was also an associate professor of anesthesia at Harvard Medical School for many years. He was a navy veteran of World War II and Korea. He leaves his wife, Mary Kraft, M.P.A. '89, three daughters, Margaret, Nancy, and Deborah, two sons, Edward '67 and Gordon Kraft-Todd, a sister, Margaret Gaylord, and a brother, Arthur '35; his first wife, M. Patricia (Hubbard) predeceased him.
ROBERT WHITMORE WOODWARD '40 died September 10 in Plymouth, Mass. He earned the Distinguished Service Cross for heroism at Omaha Beach during the Normandy invasion; he also received the Silver and Bronze Stars, the Purple Heart, and the Croix de Guerre. Later he worked as treasurer of the family textile business, Rockland Webbing Co., and as senior engineer at Polaroid Corp. A lifelong resident of Rockland, he drafted the town's first building code and served on its finance committee. He leaves three sons, Robert, Lawrence, and Christopher, and a brother, Stanley; his wife, Virginia (Rich), died in 1977.
DOUGLAS MCDOUGALL ANDERSON '41, M.B.A. '48, died August 19 in Plymouth, Mass. A navy pilot during World War II, he later became a management consultant at Arthur D. Little Inc., retiring as senior vice president after 24 years with the firm. He leaves his wife, Marilyn Phillips, two daughters, Carol Cramer and Deborah Anderson-McPhail, and two sons, Scott and Craig.
HARRIE ROGERS CHAMBERLIN '42cl, M.D. '45, died August 31 in Chapel Hill, N.C. A pediatric neurologist at the University of North Carolina medical school for more than 30 years, he joined its new department of pediatrics in 1953 and later was the longtime director of its Division for Disorders of Development and Learning. He sat on President Kennedy's Advisory Committee on Mental Retardation, and was active in Physicians for Social Responsibility and International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. He leaves his wife, Betsy Inches, three daughters, Elizabeth Ayer, Sarah Eden, and Ann Farwell, a son, Robert, and two sisters, Sarah Cook and Elizabeth '49.
JOHN FLETCHER PRUDDEN '42cl, M.D. '45, died September 12 in Mt. Kisco, N.Y. As a professor of surgery at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in the 1950s, he found that bovine cartilage contained a protein that stimulated the immune system and inhibited the growth of blood vessels that tumors depend on for nourishment. In 1970 he founded Lescarden Inc., a biotechnology company that developed bovine cartilage products to treat such diseases as psoriasis, osteoarthritis, and cancer, and served as the firm's CEO for 22 years. In 1995 he received the Linus Pauling Scientist of the Year award from the Cancer Treatment Research Foundation. He leaves his wife, Carla (Williamson), three daughters, Pamela Clark, Elaine Rodriguez, and Sarah, and three sons, Peter '68, John, and James.
BAYARD COREY STONE '42 died August 20 in Philadelphia. An army ordnance officer during World War II, he later became co-founder and chairman of Woodmont Products Inc., of Huntington Valley, Pa., a major manufacturer of construction sealants and adhesives, now part of Elf Aquitaine, the French conglomerate. He leaves his wife, Enid (Weisz), three sons, B. Corey '79, Eric, and Jeffrey '82, and a sister, Jane Horn.
JAMES CHITTENDEN DUDLEY '43 died September 16 in Danbury, Conn. He worked as a geologist before entering the investment field. A general partner in the Manhattan firm of Cyrus J. Lawrence & Sons before becoming an independent investment adviser, he was also longtime vice chairman of AEA Investors Inc. and, at his death, managing partner of Dudley & Co., an investment managing firm. A benefactor of Harvard, he sat on several visiting committees and endowed a chair in economic geology. With his wife, Elisabeth (Claypool), he established the 36-acre Highstead Arboretum, in Redding, Conn. Besides his wife, he leaves two daughters, Sarah Plimpton and Jane, and two sons, David and Henry.
HELEN ROBISON LARUE '43 died August 18 in Stamford, Conn. She leaves her husband, Jan, and two daughters, Chari Isaacs and Christine Honig.
JANICE E. PHIPPS '43, of Portsmouth, N.H., died October 10. She leaves four daughters, Diana Louis, Sandra Peterson, Faith Hadden, and Deborah Ballam, and her former husband, Robert Freeto '42.
FREDERIC COLE TALBOT '43, of Weston, Mass., died October 12. He was a self-employed manufacturer's representative in the electric wire and cable industry. A dive-bomber pilot in the Pacific who flew more than 50 missions from the USS Essex, he received many commendations, including the Navy Cross, for extraordinary heroism in the sinking of a Yamato-class battleship in the Battle of Leyte Gulf. He leaves his wife, Joan (Bathgate), a daughter, Kittson, and two sons, Bradford and Peter '74.
EDWARD THEOPHILE BEER '45cl died September 13 in Hamburg, N.Y. He served with the Army Signal Intelligence Service during World War II, and later owned Buffalo Leather Goods Co. for many years. He also served two terms on the Hamburg school board. He leaves his wife, Rena (Hunter), two daughters, Margaret and Laura, two sons, David and William, and two brothers, Robert and Howard '40, M.B.A. '42.
ORMONDE DE KAY '45 died October 2 in New York City. After serving on destroyer escorts in World War II and the Korean War, he became a writer, historian, poet, and editor. His books include children's biographies of Andrew Jackson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Lewis and Clark, From the Age That Is Past, a commissioned history of the Harvard Club of New York City, and several volumes combining his penchants for light verse and French, including Rimes de la Mère Oie, a highly praised translation of Mother Goose, and Nord se rit, Raillâmes, nursery rhymes in homonymic "Old French." He leaves his wife, Barbara (Scott), a son, Thomas, two stepchildren, Lenore and Philip Roosevelt, and two brothers, George and James.