RUSSELL STURGIS CLYMER '36 died July 16 in Sherborn, Mass. He was a retired export manager for Merriman Inc., a manufacturing firm in Hingham. He leaves his wife, Barbara (Sullivan), a daughter, Judy Wells, two sons, John, J.D. '65, and Nathaniel, and three stepchildren, Marsha, Robert, and Peter Sullivan; his first wife, Eileen (Williams), predeceased him.
MILTON JAY GOLDWASSER '36, of Sun City West, Ariz., died January 3. He was a retired customer-accounts manager with the Los Angeles Times. In his 41 years with the Times he took two leaves of absence to serve in the army, once in World War II and again during the Korean War.
WALLACE EGBERT HOWELL '36 died June 12 in San Diego. A meteorologist with a special interest in rainmaking, he worked for 15 years with the Federal Bureau of Reclamation, studying ways to increase the snowpack in the Rocky Mountains, and served as president of the weather observatory on Mount Washington. For more than two decades he traveled the world, seeding clouds with dry ice and silver iodide to produce rain for agriculture and hydroelectric power. During World War II he served as a weatherman with the Army Air Corps. In the 1960s he developed one of the first snowmaking machines for ski resorts. His headiest hour may have been in the spring of 1950, when he made headlines with his efforts to end a drought in New York State with a cloudseeding campaign; rains came in short order, and the reservoirs filled again. (Farmers and resort owners in the Catskills were furious with him for oversaturating their crops and scaring off vacationers.) He leaves his wife, Christine (Gallagher), two daughters, Jane and Holly, and three sons, Stephen, M.D. '70, Jeremy, and James.
DANIEL HENRY HOLMES INGALLS '36cl, A.M. '38, Jf '49, of Hot Springs, Va., died July 17. After serving overseas with the Army office of Strategic Services during World War II, he returned to Harvard as Wales professor of Sanskrit, a post he held until 1952, when he moved to Hot Springs. There he became owner of the Homestead Hotel and president and board chairman of Virginia Hot Springs Inc., which owns and manages several local concerns, including a water company and farms. He continued his affiliation with Harvard until 1994 as a consultant and part-time faculty member. He was a past president of the American Oriental Society. He leaves his wife, Joanne, two daughters, Sarah Daughn and Rachel '64, and a son, Daniel '66; his first wife, Phyllis (Day), died in 1982.
STANLEY RAND MILLER JR. '36, M.B.A. '38, died April 14 in Ivoryton, Conn. He was a longtime partner in Norden Bros., an air-freight business in New York City. As a lieutenant commander in the navy during World War II, he served in the Pacific aboard the destroyer Juneau. He summered in Maine throughout his life, first on Squirrel Island and later in Blue Hill. He leaves his wife, Frances (Mason Stillman), a stepdaughter, Constance Chambliss, and a stepson, George Stillman.
THOMAS JOSEPH O'KEEFFE '36 died July 18 in Wellesley, Mass. He worked for more than 30 years as an engineer for RKO General Television in Boston. A naval veteran of World War II, he remained in the reserves until retiring as a captain in 1973. He leaves his wife, Catherine (McDonald), and three sons, Thomas, David, and Kevin.
CHARLES ELIOT PIERCE '36, AMP '51, died June 12 in Bar Harbor, Me. He was a trust officer at Old Colony Trust Company before retiring to Northeast Harbor in 1981. There he enjoyed tilling his gardens, feeding his chickens, lobstering in his rowboat, tending his bees, and, until recently, splitting his own wood. He was treasurer of the Wild Gardens of Acadia, a trustee of the Northeast Harbor Library, and president of the Village Improvement Society of Seal Harbor. He leaves his wife, Dora (Redway), two daughters, Edith Murphy and Joan Uraneck, two sons, Charles '64, M.A.T. '66, Ph.D. '70, and Benjamin '74, and two brothers, Roger and Daniel.
EDNA GRYZMISH SHPINER '36 died August 2 in Key Biscayne, Fla. She was a former resident of Brookline, Mass. She leaves a daughter, Susan Smith, and a son, Bruce; her husband, Harry, predeceased her.
WALTER BAKER '37, of Needham, Mass., died June 6. He was a former customer-service representative at M. Hoffman Co., of Boston, and previously worked as office and traffic manager for Trimount Clothing Co. In retirement he volunteered in a literacy program. He leaves a son, Robert, a brother, Bernie, and a loving friend, Sylvia Goldman; his wife, Dorothy (Buchsbaum), predeceased him.
MORRIS DECAMP CRAWFORD JR. '37mcl, LL.B. '40, died July 7 in Riverside, Conn. A New York lawyer and banker for 40 years, he was retired chief executive of Bowery Savings Bank. He was also former chairman of the Regional Plan Association, which honored him in 1979 for his efforts to rebuild inner-city neighborhoods through corporate, civic, and government partnerships. He also played a leading role in establishing the Aaron Davis Center for the Performing Arts at City University and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University. He enlisted in the army in 1942 and served on General Douglas MacArthur's staff in Manila before being discharged as a major in 1946. He leaves his wife, Dorothy (Babcock), a daughter, Linda Wolfgruber, and two sons, Duncan and Gordon.
SOLOMON ISADORE KAPLAN '37, of Hampton, N.H., died July 2. He was a retired shoe industry executive. He leaves his wife, Beatrice (Kantor), a sister, Ada Nogee, and a brother, Robert '34, J.D. '37; a daughter, Ina Jane Smith, died in 1983.
MYRON BEECHER KAUFFMAN JR. '38, of Columbus, Ohio, died November 27, 1998. He was an executive in the family business, Kauffman-Lattimer Co., a wholesale drug firm in Columbus. His survivors include his wife, Virginia (Gallen).
JOHN ANDREW SULLIVAN II '38, of Vashon, Wash., died May 9. He began his career as a radio newsman, working with U.S. intelligence at the BBC in England during World War II and continuing after the war in broadcasting jobs in Michigan and Vermont. He anchored the six o'clock news on WCAX, Vermont's first television station, from 1954 until 1962, when he left the news business to begin a second career with the American Friends Service Committee. He directed the organization's New England and Pacific Northwest offices before retiring in 1982 as associate executive secretary in the national headquarters in Philadelphia. He helped found the Seattle Committee for Israeli-Palestinian Peace, which was active from 1984 to 1989 and facilitated the first informal dialogues among Jews and Arabs in the area. He leaves his wife, Nina (Lindstrom), two sons, John and Donal, and a sister, Grace Mahony.
SANBORN VINCENT '38cl, LL.B. '41, died June 13 on Hilton Head Island, S.C. He was retired general counsel and vice president of Old Colony Trust Co., the trust department of First National Bank of Boston, where he spent his entire career. A lieutenant commander in the navy in the Pacific during World War II, he was a lifelong boater and joined the Coast Guard Auxiliary after retiring to Hilton Head in 1978. He leaves his wife, Priscilla (Tapley), a daughter, Victoria MacKay, and three sons, William, Gilbert '67, and Jonathan '71.
HAROLD RICHARD BERNSTEIN '39cl, of Palm Beach, Fla., died August 2. He was retired president of Wright Manufacturing Co., a maker of girls' swimsuits, and taught in the schools of management at Boston College, Boston University, and Tufts. He was a past president of Boston Aid to the Blind. He leaves a daughter, Joan Shomes, and a son, Kenneth; his wife, Rosalind (Spero), predeceased him.
DAVID WHITTLESEY CHILDS '39, M.B.A. '41, died February 26 in Kansas City, Mo. A Kansas City real-estate and insurance executive and government official, he was a former director of the Kansas City real-estate board and a past chairman of the board of zoning adjustment. He served several times as a delegate to the state Republican Convention. From 1969 to 1975 he worked as chief of the operational planning staff for the public buildings service of the General Services Administration. He was a past president of the Harvard Club of Kansas City. He served as a lieutenant in the Navy in World War II. He leaves no immediate survivors; his wife, Marjorie (Laird), died in 1983 and his son, David, died in 1998.
FRANCES SHEA CURRAN '39, of Wellesley Hills, Mass., died July 4. She was an active supporter of the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston and an avid golfer. She leaves a daughter, Abigail O'Brien, and three sons, William Callanan '62, Frederick Curran, and Charles Curran; two husbands, Francis Callanan '14, M.D. '18, and Charles Curran, predeceased her.
JOSEPH OSGOOD HANSON JR. '39cl died February 21 in Key West, Fla. He was retired from a 35-year career in government service, where he had served as a former national security affairs adviser with the U.S. Information Agency and also worked for the State and Defense Departments, the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, the Atomic Energy Commission, and the National Security Council.
MARY LOU WALPOLE JEWSON '39, of Tustin, Cal., died October 13, 1998.
WILLIAM CAMPBELL RITTMAN '39cl, J.D. '42, of Bronxville, N.Y., died May 10. He was retired vice president of international operations at Richardson-Merrell Inc, the pharmaceutical firm, in Wilton, Conn. As a major in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, he flew B-25s and served for three years with a squadron attached to the Chinese Air Force. He leaves his wife, Patricia (Bybell), two sons, Walter and Frank, and a sister, Eleanor Adams.
OTTO EMANUEL ANDERSON JR. '40, of San Diego, died February 12. He was retired assistant secretary at a legal publishing firm, Commerce Clearing House Inc., in San Rafael.
FRANK JOSEPH FAHEY JR. '40, of San Diego, died April 30.
EDWIN HEWITT '40mcl, Ph.D. '42, died June 21 in Seattle. He was a retired professor of mathematics at the University of Washington, where he taught for 40 years and chaired the faculty senate. (When President John F. Kennedy, his classmate and fellow former Harvard swim-team member, visited the university as a guest at its centennial in 1961, he borrowed Hewitt's academic gown for the occasion.) A specialist in harmonic analysis, Hewitt worked with British scientists during World War II to calculate bomb trajectories and help defend B-17 and B-24 bombers against Nazi fighter planes; then he insisted on flying as a bombardier-gunner on seven missions over Germany and France, earning an Air Medal. He leaves two daughters, Greta and Elizabeth, and two former wives, Carol Ovens and Pamela Baader.
CHARLES ELMO FEAZEL JR. '41cl, of Birmingham, Ala., died February 11. A retired research chemist and senior adviser at the Southern Research Institute, in Birmingham, he was a past president of the Alabama chapter of the American Institute of Chemists and former chairman of the Alabama section of the American Chemical Society. He leaves his wife, Frances (Tibbals), a daughter, Carolyn Neal, and a son, Thomas.
OLCOTT GATES '41cl died July 27 in Wiscasset, Me. He was a retired geologist who worked for the Maine Geological Survey for 45 years and also chaired the geology department at SUNY College-Fredonia. During World War II he served in the Coast Guard as commander of a trawler in the North Atlantic. A lifelong sailor with a passion for the coasts of Maine and Nova Scotia, he contributed a chapter on the geology of the Maine coast to Roger Duncan's A Cruising Guide to the New England Coast. He spent his spare time designing and building small boats. He was a longtime resident and town-meeting member in Wiscasset. He leaves his wife, Jane (Hooper), three daughters, Catharine, Alice, and Elizabeth Shaw, a son, Frederick '65, and two sisters, Deborah Senft and Barbara Burwell.
THOMAS GROVER '41 died July 28 in Onset, Mass. He was a retired navy captain who served on the U.S.S. Quincy and the U.S.S. Ranger, the first naval vessel designed and constructed as an aircraft carrier. After retiring from the service in 1972, he worked as a program manager for submarine sonar systems at Raytheon. He also was a participant in the Harvard Grant Study of Adult Development. He leaves his wife, Bernice (Jones), two daughters, Dorothy Mirliss and Elizabeth Harrington, a son, Thomas, a sister, Nancy Robbins, and a brother, William '44.
JOSEPH BERNARD SPITZER '41cl died May 28 in Hampton, Va. A native and longtime resident of Cambridge, he retired from the army as a lieutenant colonel in 1968. Then he became a high school German teacher in Hampton. He leaves a daughter, Judith Ward, two sons, Jay and Robert, two sisters, Mildred Wise and Matilda, and a brother, Donnie; his wife, Marguerite (Bisson), predeceased him.