VINCENT DANIEL LOVETT '44, of Aiea, Hawaii, died in June 1998. His survivors include his wife, Marion (Kahanu).
ARTHUR BAUMAN '45cl of Rye, N.Y., died November 1. An internist and endocrinologist, he was a member of the medical staff and former chief of endocrinology at White Plains Hospital. He also taught at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He leaves his wife, Caroline (Greene), a daughter, Amy, and two sons, William '72 and Andrew '75, M.D. '79.
JOHN CLAY JR. '45 died in November in Chicago. He was a retired investment banker and former vice president of the Chicago firm of White, Weld and Co. He was an army veteran of World War II and a lifelong tennis player. He leaves a sister, Elisabeth Lincoln '53, and a brother, William.
JOSEPH WILLIAM DRAKE JR. '45 died October 15 in Greenwich, Conn. He was a retired New York attorney. He leaves a daughter, Barbara Glass, and three sons, J. William, M.B.A. '81, Geoffrey, and Thomas; his wife, Beatrice, died in 1990.
WILLIAM GADDIS '45 died December 16 in East Hampton, N.Y. He was the author of four innovative, complex, ironic novels that have become contemporary classics: The Recognitions, JR, Carpenter's Gothic, and A Frolic of His Own; a fifth, Agape Agape, is forthcoming. Despite rapturous reviews, two National Book Awards, and comparisons with James Joyce, Malcolm Lowry, and Herman Melville, he is often considered the least read of important American writers. He wrote for the Harvard Lampoon while an undergraduate. In the ensuing years he spent time in Greenwich Village with writers of the Beat Generation, traveled through Mexico and Central America, joining insurgents in Costa Rica during a brief civil war, and sojourned in Spain and Africa while working on his first book, which was published in 1955. He leaves a daughter, Sarah, and a son, Matthew.
KENNETH MOLLER JR. '45 died October 7 in Portland, Me. He was retired director of Pine Tree Management Co., in Wayne, Pa. Earlier he spent 18 years with Stoner-Mudge, in Pittsburgh, and also founded his own firm, Cadre Capitol Corp., in Wayne. A man with many hobbies, he enjoyed collecting duck decoys and Audubon prints. He leaves his wife, Marion (Collin), a daughter, Marion Davis, four sons, Kenneth '69, William, Frederick, and Manton, a sister, Cynthia, and two half-sisters, Nancy Howland and Elizabeth Sanderson.
PHILIP JUDSON DORMAN '46 died July 19, 1998, in Grosse Pointe, Mich. A physician, he retired in 1995 from the department of internal medicine at Henry Ford Hospital, in Detroit. He leaves his wife, Marjorie (Groesbeck), and a son, Wilmer.
THOMAS LANSFORD FOSTER '46 died October 11 in Aiken, S.C. He was a retired administrator at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he served over the years as assistant director of admissions, dean of freshmen, associate director of development for corporate relations, and director of placement and counseling. Earlier he spent some years teaching history at private schools. A veteran of World War II who flew 35 combat missions over Japan with the Army Air Force, he received the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with three oak-leaf clusters, and a Presidential Unit Citation; he retired from the Marine Corps Reserve with the rank of captain in 1960. He leaves a sister, Katharine Thompson.
JOHN PARKER MAYNARD '46 died November 3 in Salem, Mass. He was a retired businessman and former manufacturer's representative in the electrical and electronics industry. He leaves two daughters, Wendy Maynard and Hope Johnson, a son, David, two sisters, Betty Haydock and Hope Riehle, and his companion, Gretchen Waldbillig.
ADELBERT WILLIAM WHITNEY '46, of Needham, Mass., died December 8. He was founder and longtime president of Whitney Packaging/Processing Corp., a packaging machinery company in Needham. He was an army pilot during World War II. He leaves a daughter, Diane Sayman, a son, Christopher, two sisters, Dorothy Winchester and Ann Driver, two former wives, Janiece Roth and Betty DiMella, and a dear friend, Elaine O'Malley; another son, Mark, predeceased him.
JAMES BATTLES DRAPER JR. '47 died October 23 in Wilmot, N.H. He was a former administrative assistant and dean of faculty at Lawrence Academy, in Groton, Mass., and earlier served as headmaster of the Pebble Hill School, in Syracuse, N.Y., and the Shepherd Knapp School, in Boylston, Mass. Most recently, as codirector, with his wife, of Draper Dynamic Communication, he taught oral communication skills in the department of continuing education at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. An accomplished alto saxophonist, he was a founding member of the Kearsarge Community Band. He leaves his wife, Katherine (Wear), two daughters, Elizabeth McPhee and Laurel Bride, three sons, Stephen, James, and Edward, and a sister, Ann Arthur.
NATO PETER POLIMENI '47, of Towson, Md., died March 30. An army veteran wounded during the invasion of Normandy, he later became a banker, serving as an international officer with Maryland National Bank in Baltimore. He also taught foreign trade and international finance at the University of Baltimore.
FREDERIC MYLETT REISS '47, of Smiths Parish, Bermuda, died November 23, 1993. He was former chairman and owner of Armrisk, International Risk Management Ltd., in Hamilton, a business he founded in 1958.
GORDON GEORGE WOOD '47, of Phoenix, Ariz., died June 11, 1998. He was a retired businessman, pilot, and world traveler.
PETER DAVIS DIBBLE '48, of Manhattan, died October 8. He worked as an editor and writer at Women's Wear Daily in New York City for more than 30 years. He leaves no immediate survivors.
JOHN VINCENT HEAVEY JR. '48 died October 1 in Springfield, Mass. After retiring from a 30-year career with New England Telephone, he worked for several years as a technical supervisor with Continental Cablevision. He was a sailor who enjoyed coastal cruising out of Stonington, Conn., for many years.
JOHN FRANCIS MARTEL '48, of Winchester, Mass., died October 28. He was a Navy Air Force veteran of World War II and a former sales executive with Beech Aircraft. He leaves his wife, Jane (Bolin), a daughter, Jeanne Surette, and three sons, John, James, and Paul Grenier.
THOMSON COOK MCGOWAN '48mcl, of Riverhead, N.Y., died March 18.
EDWARD ALSTED BACON JR. '49, of West Islip, N.Y., died September 26. He was a former Wall Street attorney.
RICHARD HARVEY FEINSINGER '49mcl, LL.B. '54, of Sunrise, Fla., died August 1. He was an attorney in New York, first with the firm of Shay Gould and later with Hills Bett & Nash. His survivors include his wife, Sylvia (Weinman), and a stepdaughter, Rochelle Cooper.
GEORGE GOODMAN '49mcl died October 29 in Stony Brook, N.Y. He was retired from his Bay Shore ophthalmological practice.
DAVID WINTHROP MASKELL '49 died April 13 in Laconia, N.H. He was a private investor and philanthropist who worked as an accountant at Laconia Needle Co. for many years. He was a member of the board of directors of the Lakes Region United Way and also served as treasurer of the Lakes Region YMCA Management Club. Besides supporting local charitable organizations, he quietly helped a number of individuals as well: once, after being told that the young daughter of an acquaintance needed surgery to correct a cleft palate but that the family had no insurance, he paid for the procedure himself. He was a voracious reader with an encyclopedic knowledge of a range of subjects. He leaves no immediate survivors.
JOSÉ MARIA GUSTAVO HERRERA ORELLANA '49 died in April 1997 in Guatemala City.
JOHN DON REARDON '49, of Longboat Key, Fla., died March 6.
ARTHUR SICULAR '49scl, M.D. '53, of Mamaroneck, N.Y., died October 22. A general surgeon, he was assistant professor of clinical surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan, where he specialized in esophageal problems. He was an avid squash and tennis player. He leaves his wife, Lilian, a daughter, Eve '83, and three sons, David '78, J.D. '83, Michael, and Steven.
AFONS MELLO TAVARES JR. '49, of Randolph, N.J., died December 18, 1997. He was a management consultant in New York City and Westfield, N.J., and a crusader for health-care reform.
ARTHUR WHITING BARBER '50, formerly of Bethesda, Md., died February 14, 1998. As deputy assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs in the 1960s, he participated in negotiations concerning the nuclear test ban and nonproliferation treaties, the Cuban missile crisis, and U.S. efforts to expand trade with Eastern Europe. Later he set up and operated the Institute for Politics and Planning, a nonprofit organization involved in performance-based educational programs and in helping cities negotiate franchises with private groups for cable television. He also ran his own communications consulting business, First Communications Co., out of Bethesda.