RICHARD MARTIN KLEIN '39cl, J.D. '42, of New York City, died August 9, 1997. He was a former lawyer, fundraiser, and computer programmer. In retirement he taught at Hunter College as an adjunct lecturer.
MARCUS LOCKHART SKARSTEDT '39, of Colorado Springs, died June 14, 1996.
EDRIC BROOKS SMITH JR. '39cl, M.A.T. '50, died January 20 in Keene, N.H. He was a professor of education who taught at a number of institutions, including Columbia, Wheelock College, Harvard, and Wayne State University. He was former chairman of the elementary education department at Wayne State and co-director of a national project to train teachers for urban schools through a partnership between the university and Detroit public schools. He also enjoyed directing a U.K.-U.S. teacher-exchange program every summer. He was an editor and contributing writer in Partnership in Teacher Education: A New Order in Student Teaching. He leaves a son, Jonathan, a sister, Prudence Giffin, and two brothers, Benjamin and Cornelius.
WILLIAM HETHERINGTON DELONG '40, of Falmouth, Mass., died December 7. A retired insurance executive, he was retired vice president and secretary of NBA Insurance Agency Inc., in Norwell, and former director of National Businessmen's Association Inc., in Marshfield. He leaves a daughter, Elizabeth Goodman, a son, David, M.P.A. '84, a stepdaughter, Helen Lizak, and two stepsons, Mark and Benjamin Harrington.
DWIGHT DICKINSON '40 died September 24, 1997, in Newport, R.I. He was a retired Foreign Service officer who served in Mexico City, Curaçao, Beirut, Rabat, Paris, New York, Washington, and Lomé, Republic of Togo, where he was ambassador for three years. He was an avid trout fisherman. His survivors include his wife, Eleanor (Hoge).
BARBARA KILBY AUERBACH '41cl, of Brookline, Mass., died January 2. A retired market researcher, she loved the cultural and intellectual life of New York City, where she resided for most of her life. She leaves a daughter, Stephanie; her husband, Johann, predeceased her.
CHARLES NEWCOMB BRUSH II '41 died January 17 in San Rafael, Cal. A Marine Corps pilot who flew transports to Guadalcanal in World War II, he later worked as an advertising representative for Textron and Shaw Barton in San Francisco. He was an avid sailor and golfer. He leaves his second wife, Jean (Johnson), three sons, Charles, David, M.B.A. '46, and George, a sister, Mrs. James Vandermade, and a brother, William.
PATRICK HENRY '41, of Sun City West, Ariz., died July 30, 1997. He was an investor.
HUMPHREY GRAY HUTCHISON '41, of Raleigh, N.C., died December 3. He was the founder of one of the oldest benefit and compensation consulting firms in the country, Hutchison and Associates Inc. (now Aon Consulting Inc.), and a pioneer in the development of today's employee benefits programs. During World War II he developed a program to encourage American troops to spend less locally and send more money home; the program, which earned him a Bronze Star, was later adopted in other theaters of operation around the world. He was a past president of the Harvard Club of the Research Triangle. He leaves his wife, Betsy (Dana), a daughter, Becky Perkinson, and two sons, H. Gray and Fred.
VICTOR MARANS '41mcl, J.D. '44, of New York City, died January 25. He was a counselor at law with the firm of Marans & Schindler, in Rockville Centre, N.Y. He leaves his wife, Harriet (Minsky), a daughter, Jill, and a sister, Audrey.
ARIEL ALDACE ANTEO MENGARINI '41 died January 9 in New York City. He was a retired government psychiatrist who won three campaign medals and the World War II Victory Medal for serving with the Army Medical Corps as administrator of a large prisoner-of-war hospital in Germany. A U.S. Amateur Chess Champion at the age of 23, he was the author of a book, Predicament in Two Dimensions: The Thinking of a Chess Player, which had three printings. He leaves his wife, Aristea (Drivas), a daughter, Athena, and a son, Will.
JOHN DOUGLAS OLIVER '41 died December 16 in Reading, Mass. He was retired music director in the Reading public schools, where he taught for 33 years. After retiring he volunteered as a teacher's aide, helping students prepare musical performances for local nursing homes. He leaves his wife, Carol (Johnson), a daughter, Janet, a son, Geoffrey '79, and a sister, Jean DeBoe.
ROBERT BAKER PARTLOW JR. '41cl, M.A.T. '47, Ph.D. '55, of Carbondale, Ill., died January 17, 1997. A former English department chairman at Southern Illinois University and a Dickens scholar, he was former editor of the Dickens Studies Annual and past secretary of the Dickens Society.
JOHN ARTHUR DOLAN '42, LL.B. '48, died February 7 in Winchester, Mass. He was a retired senior partner with Hale and Dorr, where he headed the tax department for many years. He was a former Winchester selectman and former member of the town's finance and school committees. He loved the theater, and after retiring in 1990 he studied drawing and painting. He leaves his second wife, Janice Collins, three daughters, Elizabeth, Mary McNamara, and Anne Lofredo, three sons, John, Benedict, and David, three sisters, Julie Downes, Ann, and Mary, and a brother, Joseph; his first wife, Rosemary (O'Neil), died in 1972.
DAVID GAMSU MAYER '42 died November 26, 1997, in Trenton. A psychologist, he owned the Personnel Survey and Research Group, in Princeton, for nearly 30 years. Earlier he was a partner in research for Market Psychology Inc., in New York City, and in the early 1950s spent a year as a partner in research for UNESCO in North Africa, helping to set up an educational system in Liberia. He was also a free-lance writer on bridge, poker, and chess for Sports Illustrated. He leaves his wife, Sally (Chanil), a daughter, Jamie '90, two sons, Peter and John, and three sisters, Freida Rose, Ruth, and Eleanor.
THOMAS CYRIL QUIRK '42cl died December 11 in Salem, Mass. He worked as an underwriter for the government for many years and as a preparatory school teacher in New Jersey, Delaware, Long Island, and Connecticut. He was also an accomplished novelist and poet. He leaves a sister, Virginia Hobble '46, and a brother, John.
HARRY H. WEISS JR. '42mcl, IA '43cl, M.B.A. '46, of Carlisle, Pa., died November 27. A retired mining executive, he was former vice president and secretary of Zemex Corp. and Pacific Tin Consolidated Corp., both in New York City. Earlier he spent 23 years with Kennecott Copper Corp., where he served as director of financial analysis. His survivors include his wife, Arline (Tiedemann).
SAMUEL WATSON DUNN '43, IA '43, M.B.A. '46, of Winter Park, Fla., died November 24. He was a retired business professor who taught at the universities of Western Ontario, Pittsburgh, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Missouri, where he was also dean of the College of Business. He was a past president of the American Academy of Advertising and author or coauthor of six books, including Advertising: Its Role in Modern Marketing, a college text in its eighth printing, Advertising Copy and Communication, and International Marketing and Advertising
JOSÉ NICASIO RODRIGUEZ-FEO Y FERNANDEZ '43cl, of Havana, has died. He was former librarian and editor at the Unión de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba, the Cuban writers' and artists' union, in Havana.
JOAN LUND BUTTER '45cl, of Locust Valley, N.Y., died November 7. Wheelchair-bound by polio since 1949, she served for many years as an interviewer for Harvard and Radcliffe on Long Island. Her husband, George, survived her by two weeks; she leaves two sons, James and Thomas.
WILSON PORTER FRAKER '45cl died December 3 in Mill Valley, Cal. He was an insurance underwriter and broker who later became a business professor at the College of San Mateo. He first met his wife on a train in Spain, and together they visited 50 countries in 40 years, including a 1976 journey by bus through Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, and India. He leaves his wife, Carol (Richardson), a daughter, Linda, and a son, Mark.
JOSEPH GERARD GREEN JR.'45 died December 18 in Framingham, Mass. He was a retired professor at Assumption College in Worcester, where he taught for 37 years. He leaves his wife, Patricia (Sullivan), three daughters, Marie, Christina Gerard, and Claire, a son, Joseph, and a sister, Cyrilla MacDonald.
AMIEL PHILIPPE VAN TESLAAR '45mcl, A.M. '50, of Villennes-sur-Siene, France, died April 26, 1996. A linguistics scholar, he was a retired professor of French at New York University's French campus, where he also served as director. He was former co-director of the Center for Research on Language and Language Behavior at the University of Michigan and the co-founder and editor of the International Review of Applied Linguistics. His survivors include his wife, Chantal (Baricault).
THOMAS RICHARD DREY JR. '46, of Dorchester, Mass., died December 30. He was a school guidance counselor with a lifelong interest in the stock market. He served on the faculty at Malden High School for 27 years before retiring to write and teach on investing. He was the author of America's Growth Stocks and America's 100 Best Growth Stocks. He leaves a sister, Gertrude.
ROBERT LAWRENCE DE GERSDORFF '47 died January 19 in Springfield, Mass. A certified management consultant with his own business, de Gersdorff Associates, in Longmeadow, he was former director of the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and author of The Management of Continuous Change. He was a past president of the Springfield Mental Health Association. He leaves his second wife, Barbara (McHardie), a daughter, Susan '87, a son, Stephen, two stepdaughters, Barbara Simmons and Jean Maggioncalda, and a sister, Celia Kittredge; his first wife, Ann (Phemister), and two children, Robert and Louisa, predeceased him.
EDWARD PATRICK HEALY '47, M.B.A. '51, died January 31 in New York City. He was a retired vice president and director of staff relations at the New York advertising firm Young & Rubicam. He was a founding member of the Job Corps and served as its first director of community relations. He also was former deputy director of the Peace Corps in Brazil, director of the Peace Corps in Zaire, and director of the Organization of American States in Jamaica. After retiring, he entered the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York and became an actor. He leaves a daughter, Alison, two sons, Timothy and E. Patrick, and his mother, Harriet.
PHILIP EDWIN HECKMAN '47, of Duxbury, Mass., died January 19. He was an attorney in general practice in Quincy for many years. He leaves his wife, JoAnne (Ewer), a daughter, Lilly Cleveland, and a son, Philip.