MARY-ESTHER EDGE MACFADYEN '47, of Alna, Me., died December 8.
JOHN THOMAS MCGRATH '47, of Vero Beach, Fla., died December 12. He was a retired vice president of Graybar Electric Co., of Clayton, Mo., where he worked more than 40 years, and a trustee of Fontbonne College. He leaves his wife, Kathleen (Casey), four daughters, Ann Iacuzio, Patricia Olsen, Kathleen McDonald, and Mary Jean Kirtland, and three sons, John, Paul, and Joseph.
HENRY MUNSON SPELMAN III '47, of San Anselmo, Cal., died in July 1997. He worked as a philatelic auctioneer in San Anselmo. His survivors include his wife, Evelyn (Dreyfus).
RICHARD SALTONSTALL WEST '47 died February 3 in Wenham, Mass. An insurance broker, he was co-founder of Parker and West Management and American Syndicate Advisors, which were affiliated with Lloyds of London for many years. He was the North American chairman of the Association of Lloyds Members and took an active part in the restructuring of the 300-year-old firm between 1994 and 1996. Descended from a long line of Salem sea captains, he enjoyed sailing and maritime history. He was a past president of the Essex Institute of Salem and a director of the Peabody-Essex Museum. He leaves his wife, Ruth (Simonds), three daughters, Jennifer, Ruth, and Emily, two sons, Angus and Gifford '84, two sisters, Dorothy Butler and Mary Barnes, and a brother, Eric '46.
HAMILTON TEMPLE BROWN '48 died December 23 in Lakewood, Colo. He worked as a librarian for Tele-Communications Inc., in Englewood. His survivors include his wife, Coralie (Allen).
WARREN MURDOCK JR. '48, of Pacific Palisades, Cal., died September 8, 1996. He was a retired engineering executive and an ardent conservationist.
JOHN AGUIRRE '49 died December 26 in Palm Desert, Cal. He was an architect and urban planner with his own firm, Aguirre Associates Inc., for many years. He wrote a national building code for Nicaragua and planned a number of small towns in the Amazon for the Peruvian government. In retirement he became a prizewinning sculptor, working in wood, bronze, and welded steel.
ERIC HARRY EVANS '49, of Apple Valley, Cal., died September 29, 1997. He ran his own insurance agency in Encino for many years. His survivors include his wife Carol (Farrington).
CARLTON P. MANN JR. '49, formerly of Oceanside, Cal., died October 18, 1996.
FRANK DOUGLAS QUIGLEY '49cl, of New Orleans, died August 21, 1996. He was a professor of mathematics at Tulane University.
FREDERICK WILLIAM ZILL '49cl, of Round Rock, Texas, died May 27, 1996. He formerly worked in the oil industry as a development project engineer.
CHARLES WILLIAM BROWN III '50, PMD '62, died December 29 in Harwichport, Mass. He was treasurer of the Harwich Land Trust and a former partner in the company that converted Boston's Commercial Wharf into a mixed-used development. He was a co-founder of a halfway house for troubled boys, and the founder of New Beginnings, a singles club. He was also an avid fisherman and a longtime investigator of the so-called Money Pit, a booby-trapped, 200-foot shaft allegedly dug by a pirate in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia; the small group he organized, Triton Alliance Ltd., raised millions of dollars to reopen the shaft, but never found treasure. He leaves his wife, Carol (Johnson), three daughters, Melanie Garrison, Madhuma Thompson, and Sarah, a son, Charles, four stepchildren, Frederick Every, Thomas Every, Susan Duffany, and Lyn Trombley, a sister, Betsy, and two brothers, Joe Welch and Jacob.
LEON HAMPSON CHAFFEE '50, of Bethesda, Md., has died.
ROBERT WILLIAM CLARK JR. '50cl, of Phoenix, died August 5, 1997. He was president of Kilowattless Systems, in Phoenix, a manufacturing and distribution firm. His survivors include his wife, Mary Louise.
HERBERT SAMUEL HURWITZ '50mcl, of Scarsdale, N.Y., died December 20. He practiced pediatrics in White Plains for 35 years. An authority on poison prevention, he was New York area chairman of the accident prevention committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics and played a prominent role in the campaign for legislation and public education regarding child-resistant caps in medical packaging. He was a past president of the Harvard Club of Westchester. He leaves his wife, Erika (Silberschein), two daughters, Diana '87 and Marietta, and a brother, Sol '53, AMP '77.
JAMES JOSEPH O'SULLIVAN '50, of North Andover, Mass., died January 13. He leaves his wife, Beryl (Collins), a daughter, Jane, two sons, James and Michael, and a sister, Kathleen Monette.
FRANKLIN LAWRENCE PARSONS '50 died November 7, 1996, in Alexandria, Va. He retired in 1980 after a 30-year career with the federal government, specializing in health and environmental concerns. In retirement he was active in civic and political affairs. He leaves his wife, Louise (Moran), a daughter, Emily, two sons, Franklin and Mark, two sisters, and a brother.
JOHN VORENBERG '50cl, M.D. '54, died December 23 in Waltham, Mass. He was a retired Lexington psychiatrist who was associated with Beth Israel Hospital in Boston from 1954 to 1971 and later served as chief of psychiatry at Baystate Medical Center, in Springfield. He was a former assistant professor at Harvard Medical School and an associate professor at Tufts and University of Massachusetts medical schools. He leaves three sons, Daniel, Thomas, and Michael '86, Ph.D. '95, a brother, James '49, LL.B. '51, and his former wife, Martha (Sherwood).
WALTER EDWARD HARWOOD '51 died January 27 in Norwood, Mass. He had a dental practice in Norwood for 38 years. He leaves his wife, Frances (Zetes), three daughters, Carol Olmstead, Linda, and Joan Kimball, and a son, Edward.
JOHN MACDONALD JENTZ '51cl died December 6 in Wellfleet, Mass. He was the owner of the Spring Brook Center in Wellfleet, a complex featuring the only remaining drive-in theater on Cape Cod, and a retired deputy fire chief with the Wellfleet Fire Department. He leaves no immediate survivors.
PATRICIA HAMM JOHNSTON '51, of Washington, D.C., died December 12, 1996.
ELWOOD ABRAHAM RICKLESS '51mcl, A.M. '58, LL.B. '58, of Santa Fe, died November 19. He was a former partner in the London law firm of Whitman Breed Abbott & Morgan. His survivors include his wife, Regina (Sarfaty).
HERBERT PARKER MINOT '52, of Albuquerque, died March 23, 1993.
PAUL WELLS '52, of Cincinnati, died January 18.
ROGER PEARCE EKLUND '53, LL.B. '56, died January 28 in Chicago. A Chicago lawyer and banker, he was, with his father, a founding partner in the firm Eklund and Eklund, which specialized in probate, real-estate, corporate, tax, and banking law and also became known for its legal assistance to Chicago's Swedish community. He chaired the Uptown National Bank of Chicago for more than 20 years and was a longtime chairman of the bank's parent company, Urbancorp. He was also a director and vice chairman of the Heritage Bank in Phoenix. Active in community affairs, he was a past president of the Sunset Ridge school district. He was a lover of the outdoors and a longstanding member of the International Wine and Food Society. He leaves his wife, Sally (Strothman), a daughter, Kathryn Wise, two sons, Christopher '80, M.B.A. '89, and Peter, and a sister, Dariel.
JULIAN LINCOLN SIMON '53cl died February 8 in Chevy Chase, Md. He was a professor of business administration at the University of Maryland and a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, a Washington research organization. Earlier he taught economics at the University of Illinois. Much of his early work was in mail-order marketing, but he later turned his attention to population issues, maintaining that the human condition would continue to improve in almost every material way, and that problems such as overpopulation only spur us to better things in the long run. His published works include How to Start and Operate a Mail Order Business, Good Mood: The New Psychology for Overcoming Depression, and The State of Humanity, which he edited for the Cato Institute. He leaves his wife, Rita (James), a daughter, Judith Garret, and two sons, David and Daniel.
SUMNER JAMES FERRIS '54mcl, of California, Pa., died January 29, 1997. An English professor at California State College and a Chaucer scholar, he had been past president of the Pennsylvania Association of Higher Education.
MARY RAUGUST HOWELL '54cl, J.D. '91, died February 5 in Watertown, Mass. She was a Boston pediatrician who championed medical careers and better health care for women, and the first woman to become an associate dean at Harvard Medical School, a post she held from 1972 to 1975. A former member of the medical staff at Mass. General and Children's hospitals, she also helped to establish a family clinic in York, Me., and practiced pediatrics in a clinic in Dorchester. She was a founder of the National Women's Health Network. Her pathbreaking 1973 critique Why Would a Girl Go into Medicine? Medical Education in the United States: A Guide for Women, which she published under a pseudonym, is credited with advancing the national dialogue that led to a fairer role for women in the medical field. Her other published works include two books, Helping Ourselves: Families and the Human Network and Healing at Home: A Guide to Health Care for Children; she also contributed to Working Mother magazine and to Our Bodies, Ourselves. She leaves two daughters, Sarah and Eve, five sons, Nicholas Jordan '78, Samuel, Aaron, Eli, and Ned Raugust, and a brother, Tony Raugust '57.