MARGARET PHILLIPS NOLLE '43, of Austin, Texas, died January 7.
JAMES ALLAN RAFFERTY '43mcl, of Studio City, Cal., died January 29. After two decades in science and management, he embarked on a new career, conducting therapeutic and growth groups, teaching at local universities, and consulting on human ecology. His survivors include his wife, Barbara (Chamberlain), three daughters, Susan Kerslake, Janis Seagrave, and Sheila, and two sisters, Mary Kyer and Ann Whitman.
RICHARD LANGE BANKS '44, of Pasadena, Cal., died January 24. He was an actor formerly associated with the Pasadena Playhouse. He leaves no immediate survivors.
WILLIAM MOWAT FLOOK JR. '44 died January 30 in Chestertown, Md. He was a former engineer for DuPont Co. in Wilmington, Del., where he developed specialized instruments for industrial measurement and control. After leaving DuPont, he started his own consulting and development company, Peltron Laboratory. A naval veteran, he served on an escort carrier and on Saipan during World War II, earning five battle stars and a unit citation. He loved to travel and was a life member of the Nature Conservancy. He leaves his wife, Marion (Montgomery) '45, two daughters, Margaret Lisberger and Virginia Kendall, Ed.M. '84, and three sons, William, David, and Robert.
ELIZABETH VOLOVIC GARDINER '44, of Sandy, Utah, died October 29, 1998.
FAITH WEIL RUGO '44mcl, A.M. '45, of Lincoln, Mass., died November 25, 1998.
JOHN MEILY TAYLOR JR. '44, of Gladwyne, Pa., died May 23, 1997.
RICHARD STANLEY WELSH '44, formerly of Jülich, Germany, died August 16, 1997. He was a retired research biochemist in the Institute of Medicine of Kernforschungsanlage (KFA), in Jülich. His work centered on the proofs required to establish the basic concept of DNA structure.
FANEUIL ADAMS JR. '45, J.D. '49, died March 22 in Manhattan. He was retired president of Mobil South Inc. and of Mobil affiliates in Italy and Japan, where he also chaired the U.S.-Japan Trade Study Group and served as vice president of the American Chamber of Commerce. One of the nation's foremost patrons and players of chess, in retirement he devoted himself full-time to the game as president of the American Chess Foundation, American delegate to FIDE (the International Chess Federation), treasurer of the Manhattan Chess Club, and president of Chess-in-the-Schools, which conducts programs in 160 city schools and fields teams in national and international scholastic competitions. He was a decorated army veteran who served in the paratroops in World War II and the Korean War. He leaves his wife, Emiko (Kawai), and two daughters, Rebecca and Susannah.
WALTER FRANCIS XAVIER COLLOPY '45 died July 2, 1998, in Columbia, Md. He was a retired Foreign Service officer whose career included postings in Manila, Copenhagen, Luxembourg, Brussels, and Ottawa. In retirement he indulged his longtime passions for writing and the theater, composing poetry, short stories, and plays, as well as acting and directing in the Columbia Community Players. He leaves his wife, Diana (Leedy), a daughter, Susan, and two sons, Stephen and David.
DEFOREST PORTER RUDD '45mcl, of Newark, Del., died January 1. He was a retired chemistry professor and department chairman at Lincoln University, in Pennsylvania, where he taught for 36 years. He leaves a daughter, Geri Ann, and a son, Richard.
HILDRETH MEIGS CLARK '46 died March 2 in Rye Beach, N.H. A World War II veteran who worked in the textile industry for many years, he was former vice president and managing director of Blake & Co. Inc., wool merchants, in Boston. He leaves his wife, Margaret (Cunningham Wood), three sons, Stephen '70, John '73, and Timothy, four stepchildren, Liza, David, Margaret, and Edward Wood, a sister, Eugenia Boles, and a brother, Hayden; his first wife, Jane (Baldwin), died in 1974.
WILLIAM JOSEPH DOWLING '46, of Chestnut Hill, Mass., died March 26. He was a retired surgeon. In addition to his private practice, he formerly served as assistant superintendent of Pondville Cancer Hospital, in Walpole, and as chief of surgery and medical director of Cushing Hospital, in Framingham. His hobby was the raising and occasional breeding of English mastiffs and Portuguese water dogs. He was a naval veteran of World War II. He leaves his wife, M. Dianne (Holland), a son, Christopher, and two sisters, Eleanor Stammen and Alice Griffin.
JOHN ALLAN MARSHALL '46cl, J.D. '50, of Haverford, Pa., died December 29, 1997. He worked as a lawyer for 33 years, in private practice in San Francisco, for the federal government in Washington, D.C., and as counsel for the worldwide Christian Science Church in Boston. He then became a full-time Christian Science teacher and practitioner in Haverford. He was a member of the Christian Science board of lectureship and in 1990 was appointed official spokesman for the Christian Science Church in Pennsylvania.
STEPHEN DAVID BECKER '47 died March 27 in Miami. He was a writer and translator whose 11 novels include A Covenant with Death, When the War Is Over, about the Civil War, Dog Tags, and a trilogy, The Chinese Bandit, The Last Mandarin, and The Blue-Eyed Shan, and A Rendezvous in Haiti. He leaves his wife, Mary (Freeburg) '49, three children, Keir '73, Julia '74, and David, and a sister, Myra.
GEORGE MICHAEL BECKMANN '47mcl, of Bellevue, Wash., died January 22, 1998. He was provost emeritus and former professor of Asian studies at the University of Washington. A specialist in modern Japanese political history, he also served as director of the Far Eastern and Russian Institute and was instrumental in creating the Jackson School of International Studies from UW's aggregation of area studies programs. His published works include The Making of the Meiji Constitution, The Modernization of China and Japan, and History of the Japanese Communist Party, 1922-1945. He enjoyed gardening, especially in the Japanese style. He leaves his wife, Janet (Pitts).
FRANKLIN ARTHUR CAWLEY '47 died January 28 in Marcellus, N.Y. He taught Latin, English, and history at the Westover School, in Middlebury, Conn., for many years. He also constructed several houses and cottages in Connecticut, New York State, and Ontario. He enjoyed building small wooden boats and was active in community theater. His survivors include his wife, Pamela (Williams).
DONALD DAWSON DREWS '47 died November 19, 1998, in Burlington, Vt. He was a retired manager at IBM whose 32-year career with the company included assignments in Germany and California. In retirement he enjoyed taking history courses at the University of Vermont. He leaves his wife, Suzanne (Aubrey), two daughters, Carolyn and Donna Laszewski, and two brothers, Norman and Richard.
NATALIA NOVOJILOFF DRURY '47, of Oakton, Va., died October 16, 1998.
PETER DONALD HEMBERGER '47, of Manahawkin, N.J., died November 16. A navy veteran of World War II and the Korean war, he was a retired driver for The Record, a Hackensack newspaper, where he worked for 13 years. Earlier he was employed by Singer-Kearfott Industries. He leaves no immediate survivors.
ELLIS DONALD HODGE '47 died January 26 in Roseville, Cal. He was a real-estate consultant.
ALBERT BERYL HUDES '47cl died February 8 in Manhattan. He was a former Foreign Service officer and public relations executive who later demonstrated much talent as a fundraiser. As director of development for the New York City Opera and a consultant to the March of Dimes Birth Defect Foundation, he was renowned for his fundraising galas: a farewell event on the night of Beverly Sills's final operatic performance, on October 27, 1980, raised $1 million for City Opera. He leaves a sister, Ethel Linn.
MAY MINTURN SEDGWICK OSBORNE '47, of Auburn, N.Y., died February 6. She served as chairman of the Auburn Housing Authority for 26 years. She leaves her husband, Frederik '50, and seven children, Samuel, Christopher, Elizabeth, Lithgow, Minturn, Sarah Edgar, and Lucretia Wells.
RICHARD KARL ROOS '47cl died May 12, 1998, in Boulder, Colo. He was a retired Boulder pediatrician who taught at the University of Colorado Medical School. He served in the navy at the end of World War II and in the air force as a medical officer during the Korean conflict. He was a member of the ski patrol at Winter Park. He leaves his wife, Henrietta (Jilek), a daughter, Laura Profeta, three sons, David, Karl, and Randy, a sister, Audre Porterfield, and a brother, David '50.
GEORGE CLAIBOURNE TURNER '47 died March 7 in Kennett Square, Pa. He was a nurseryman and an army veteran of World War II. He was the co-owner of Thompson Roses, in Kennett Square, for some 35 years. He leaves his wife, Betsy (Thompson), a daughter, Phoebe, and three sons, Claibourne, William, and Robert.
JAMES THOMAS JENKINS '48cl, LL.B. '51, died February 14 in La Habra, Cal. He was a lawyer in general practice in La Mirada for many years. After moving there in 1955 he became actively involved in its efforts to attain cityhood; he was a founding member of the city council in 1960 and later served three terms as mayor. He was also former city attorney for La Mirada and Norco. He leaves his wife, Dorothy (Dawson), G '48, two daughters, Joanne Hammang and Gail Jenkins-Sadek, and a son, Eric.
ROBERT GEORGE MYHRUM '48 died April 2 while vacationing in Boca Grande, Fla. He was a retired television director. His early credits included Captain Kangaroo and other programs for CBS. Later, as a freelancer, he directed the serials Secret Storm, Days of Our Lives, and As the World Turns. He joined Sesame Street after its first season and worked on the show for 13 years, receiving an Emmy nomination in 1972. After retiring, he worked in the theater in Vermont and Florida. He also served as a television adviser to the National Endowment for the Arts and on the board of Vermont Public Radio. He leaves his wife, Barbara (Bentley), two daughters, Phoebe Clark and Polly Adams, and two sons, Chris and Barnaby.