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Harvard University Obituary and Death Notice Collection - 33

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EDWARD FRANK CLARK JR. '28cl, LL.B. '31, died December 13 in Cold Spring, N.Y. He was retired senior partner in the New York law firm of Carter, Ledyard & Milburn and after his retirement co-wrote a history of the firm. He was longtime director of Marineland of Florida, where, as president from 1966 to 1977, he guided a major expansion. He was a member of the Five Orange Pips, a Sherlockian society, and the author of many articles in the Baker Street Journal. He leaves his wife, Rosemary (Reddick), a daughter, Celia Gentry, and four sons, Raymond '70, M.R.P. '74, Andrew, Christopher, and Michael.

LESTER CURRAN GELINAS '28, LL.B. '31, died December 24 in New York City. He was retired partner in the New York law firm of Arenson & Gelinas. He leaves three daughters, Margaret Dalva, Elaine O'Regan, and Kathleen Polk; his wife, Margaret (McCabe), and a son, Peter, predeceased him.

VICTOR CHRISTIAN HARNISH '28, LL.B. '31, died January 31 in Weston, Mass. He was a retired partner in the law firm of Harnish, Macdonald & Mitchell, in Waltham, where he lived for many years and was active in community affairs. After moving to Weston he organized and served as president of Weston Community Housing Inc., providing low and moderate rental housing for the elderly. He leaves his wife, Marjorie (Rhodes), a daughter, Deborah Peeler, and three sons, Robert, Stuart, and John.

DOROTHY P. HAYDEN '28 died December 16 in Brockton, Mass. She was employed by the Army Corps of Engineers for 40 years, retiring in 1969 as chief personnel officer for the New England region. She was a member of Friends of the Holbrook Library and the Holbrook Historical Society. She leaves two sisters, Mary and Christie, and two brothers, Luther and Robert.

SAMUEL KARLIN '28cl, M.D. '32, of New Orleans, died October 22, 1996. He was a general surgeon in private practice for 40 years before joining the surgical staff of the Veterans Administration Hospital in New Orleans. He finally retired in 1993, at the age of 85. He leaves two sons, Robert and Richard '74.

ALLAN GRANT RICHTMYER '28, formerly of St. Petersburg, Fla., died December 8, 1994. He was a retired sales manager for U.S. Rubber Co., later called Uniroyal. He was an enthusiastic angler who enjoyed visiting his fishing camp in northern Ontario.

JOHN ERSKINE WESTERVELT '28cl, A.M. '30, formerly of Palisades, N.Y., died March 7, 1996. He was a retired teacher of English and geography at the Buckley School, in New York City. He was a keen stamp collector and a world traveler.

LYDIA BAKER LAMB '29mcl died January 8 in Boston. A retired librarian, she had worked in the Wellesley College Library and later in the Wellesley Town Library. She was president of the Radcliffe Choral Society in her junior and senior years and thereafter served for many years as secretary of her Radcliffe class. She leaves two daughters, Margaret and Lucy, a son, William '60, M.Arch. '64, a sister, Frances Day, and a brother, David Baker '34.

ROBERT McNEIL MORSE '29 died January 29 in Bedford, Mass. He was former president and general manager of Comtor Co., manufacturers of precision instruments, and a Harvard benefactor. He was a former member of the Millis Conservation Commission and the Millis Town Library Committee. He was an avid fisherman and a builder of model railroads. He leaves a daughter, Jane, and two sons, Robert and Daniel; his wife, Jane (Balis), predeceased him.

MELVIN HIRSH SIEGEL '29scl, LL.B. '32mcl, died December 31 in San Francisco. He was a retired senior partner in the Minneapolis law firm of Leonard Street and Deinard, where he specialized in business law. In the 1930s and 1940s he was counsel for the Tennessee Valley Authority, trying one of the first cases contesting its constitutionality. He also worked as counsel for the Price Stabilization Board and in the office of the U.S. Solicitor General. He leaves his wife, Jane (Dyckoff), a daughter, Ellen, and a brother, Bernard '39; his first wife, Caroline '29, predeceased him.

CLAIR ROBERT TIMPANY '29 died in November 1996 in Milford, Mass. He was a former arc welder for Pullman Standard Car Manufacturing Co., in Worcester, Mass., and a member of the American Philatelic Society. His survivors include his wife, Dorothy (Grimes).

ALAN SIDNEY COHEN '30, of Longboat Key, Fla., died December 23. He was a teacher and counselor at Cambridge High and Latin School for more than 35 years. He leaves his wife, Minna (Askowith) '29, a son, Daniel, a sister, Betty Ginsburgh, and a brother, Nathan '27.

ELIOT WICKHAM REMICK '30, M.B.A.'32, died December 2, 1996, in Lowell, Mass. After working for U.S. Steel Corp. in Birmingham, Ala., he served in the diplomatic corps of the U.S. Information Service in Ankara, Turkey. Later he moved to Chelmsford, Mass., where he became a noted lecturer, appraiser, and dealer in the field of American and European antiques and fine art. He was a past president of the Chelmsford Historical Society and of the Harvard Club of Lowell. He leaves his second wife, Louis (Lyle), three daughters, Sally Alcorn, Lyn Churchill, and Katherine Taheri; his first wife, Margaret (Tucker) predeceased him.

EDITH KEPLER RIZZO '30, of Newton, Mass., died December 13. A former resident of Cambridge, she leaves a daughter, Cynthia, and a son, William.

MARY GERTRUDE GAHM SEERY '30cl, of Needham, Mass., died January 12. She leaves a daughter, Anne Harrington, and four sons, Francis, Paul, Peter, and Stephen; her husband, Francis, predeceased her.

CONRAD MAYNADIER ARENSBERG '31scl, Ph.D. '34, died February 10 in Hazlet, N.J. He was professor emeritus of anthropology at Columbia, a pioneering scholar who helped shift the focus of his field from the study of primitive peoples to the examination of complex modern societies. His doctoral dissertation, published in 1937 as The Irish Countryman, was a landmark study still used widely as a textbook; the method he innovated, in which he observed rural Irish culture from the inside, living alongside his subjects and taking meticulous notes on everything he saw and heard, became a model for later community studies. A cofounder of the Society of Applied Anthropology, in retirement he continued working at Columbia on the Joint Anthropology Program at Teachers College. He leaves his wife, Vivian (Garrison), two daughters, Emily Barton and Margaret Olson, a son, Cornelius, and a brother, Charles '34, LL.B. '38.

JAMES WILLIAM COUGHLIN '31 died December 25 in Lowell, Mass. He was retired vice president and treasurer of Lowell General Hospital. He leaves his wife, Theodate (Kimball), and two daughters, Theodate Cline and Ellen Hitchcock.

JAMES PRATT GRAY '31, of Fair Oaks, Cal., died September 14, 1996. He was a former regional sales manager for the Walter Baker Chocolate division of General Foods, the Merckens Chocolate division of Consolidated Foods, and Fritzsche-Dodge & Olcott, manufacturers of essential oils and aromatic chemicals. His survivors include his wife, Margaret (Jones).

THOMAS SEYMOUR MOFFETT '31, M.B.A. '33, died June 12, 1996, in Kansas City. A farmer and rancher with a passion for travel, he was a partner in Clay County Lumber Co. and served as president of the Birmingham Drainage District for 30 years. He leaves a daughter, Lida, and a son, James '63; his wife, Frances (Lee), died in 1986.

HOLLIS POOLE NICHOLS '31 died January 16 in Ayer, Mass. He was retired founder and chairman of Northeast Investors Trust, a mutual fund. He was a cofounder of the Beaver Brook Association, which holds 2,000 acres of conservation land used for environmental and educational programs. He was also a 23-year member and past president of the board of trustees of the Roxbury Latin School, which gave him its Souders Award for his part in building the school's athletic fields. He leaves his wife, Ellen (Baker), two daughters, Frances and Lucy Husk, and a sister, Miriam.

ROBERT WINSOR PEARSON '31, M.D. '36, died January 12 in Exeter, N.H. He was a surgeon in private practice in Newburyport for many years. He served as a consulting surgeon at Danvers State and Amesbury hospitals and also taught at Tufts Medical School. He was an amateur cellist, a sailor, and a member of Newburyport's Monday Evening Essay Club for more than 40 years. He leaves his wife, Florence (Chapman), four daughters, Grace, Elizabeth, Loren Pearson-McGinty, and Eleanor Pearson-McDonald.

RICHARD ASHLEY BIGGS '32, of Manhattan, died December 13. He leaves his wife, Madelyn (Oesterling).

DOMINIC CHARLES D'AMBRUOSO '32 died December 25 in West Haven, Conn. He was a retired anesthesiologist on the staff of Hartford Hospital. He leaves a daughter, Jeanne Perrone, a son, Dominic, a sister, Frances Abate, and two brothers, Peter and Albert; his wife, Philomena (Carangelo), predeceased him.

JOHN VAN NOSTRAND DORR II '32 died December 23 in Bethesda, Md. He was a retired manganese specialist with the U.S. Geological Survey. Early in his career he spent some years in Brazil, where he conducted studies of iron and other mineral deposits and helped to establish geology programs at Brazilian universities; after retiring from the USGS, he worked in Brazil as a consultant. He leaves his wife, Ann (Pierce), a daughter, Katherine Abreau, two sons, John and Charles '70, and a sister, Katharine Sommers.

LOUIS EMANUEL EMSHEIMER '32mcl died December 8 in Beachwood, Ohio. He was retired president of Hospital Specialty Co., a hospital supply business. In retirement he devoted himself to world travel and the study of art history. He leaves his wife, Marcia (Maschke), and a daughter, Mary Anne O'Connor.

HARRY PATTERSON HALE JR. '32 died June 17, 1996, in Rowley, Mass. He had been assistant treasurer of Towle Manufacturing Co. and also served for many years as treasurer of the Newburyport Health Center. In retirement he volunteered with the Custom House Maritime Museum as restoration treasurer and chairman of the committee on endowments and special gifts.

ARTHUR SIEGFRIED MILINOWSKI JR. '32 died December 21 in Wilton, Conn. He was a retired optical engineer with Perkin-Elmer Corp., where he worked for many years. He leaves his wife, Alice (Wade), and three sons, Roger, Curtis, and Alan Ransom.

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