SCOTT VAN SHOICK WALKER '42, of Tacoma, died November 17, 1996. After 21 years as an administrator in South Carolina public secondary schools, he became a consultant to the state's department of education. His survivors include a daughter, Elizabeth Naccarato; his wife, Jess (Muldrow), died last September.
JOHN LEE BARBER '43, of Chesterbrook, Pa., died January 5. He was a retired vice president of Citibank, N.A. He was also the author of a book, The Rimfire Cartridge in the United States and Canada, 1854-1984. He leaves his wife, Helen (Weaver), a daughter, Lee, two sons, John and Robert, and a sister, Joan.
EDWARD THOMAS DOWNING '43mcl died January 2 in Winchester, Mass. He worked for 41 years as an engineer for Raytheon Co. in Waltham. He leaves his wife, Mona (Connelly), two daughters, Jeanne and Darcey Magliozzi, and four sons, Edward, Mark, Steven, and David.
RICHARD JERDONE WIECHMANN '43, of Farmington, Conn., died November 15. A retired paper company executive, he was former vice president of advertising at International Paper Co. and former vice president of communications at Riegal Paper Corp. For a time he worked in Washington, D.C., as director of environmental affairs for both the American Paper Institute and the National Forest Products Association. He was a former vice president and director of the the New York Board of Trade. He leaves two sons, Eric and Mark, and a brother, Jack '48.
GROSVENOR FARWELL JR. '44, M.B.A. '48, of San Rafael, Cal., died July 15, 1996. After a career in investment banking, he became president of Sea Ventures Co. Inc., a marine towing and salvage business in Sausalito, where he lived in a houseboat for some 30 years.
HENRY BRIGGS SILSBEE '44scl, Ph.D. '51, died January 15 in Ithaca, N.Y. He was a professor emeritus of physics at SUNY-Stony Brook, where he taught for 31 years and managed his department's graduate program. An expert on molecular beams and low-temperature physics, he earlier worked as a junior scientist on the Manhattan Project in 1944 and on the staff of Brookhaven National Laboratory, on Long Island. He had a passion for world travel, and particularly for African birds, of which he had sighted several hundred species. He leaves his wife, Joan (Malloy), and a brother, Robert '50, Ph.D. '56.
MITCHELL IRA GOODMAN '45mcl died February 1 in Temple, Me. He was a teacher and writer who became an outspoken opponent of the Vietnam War during the 1960s. As one of the Boston Five, together with Benjamin Spock, William Sloane Coffin, and Michael Ferber (the fifth, Marcus Raskin, was acquitted), he was convicted in 1968 of conspiracy to violate the Selective Service Act for his support of draft resisters and sentenced to two years in prison. The verdict was later overturned by a federal appeals court. His writings include three books of poems, a compendium of documents from the Vietnam era titled The Movement toward a New America, and an antiwar novel set in World War II, The End of It. He leaves his second wife, Sandra Gregor, two sons, Nikolai and Matthew, and a brother, Howard.
PAULINE DRISCOLL HIGGINS '45, of Auburn, N.H., died November 16, 1996.
GORDON PRENTISS BAIRD '46 died January 6 in Concord, Mass. A retired investment counselor, he was former owner of Gordon Baird and Co. and former president of Keystone Investment Management Co. He was also a board member and past president of the New England Home for Little Wanderers. He leaves his wife, Sarah (Fay), a daughter, Sarah, three sons, Jonathan '71, Gordon, and William, a sister, Marie Derby, and a brother, Alvin.
RICHARD MARSHALL CASHIN '46cl died February 13 in New York City. Pressed into service by the army as a refugee worker and finding the work rewarding, he led a long career in international aid. For the U.S. Agency for International Development he did tours of duty in Libya and Ethiopia before becoming director of its programs in Ghana, Indonesia, and Pakistan. Later he joined the U.N. World Food Programme in Rome and also served as program director for Catholic Relief Services. He leaves his wife, Mary (Walsh), two daughters, Anne Goldenheim and Jane Demers, two sons, Richard '75, M.B.A. '80, and Stephen, and a sister, Mary.
JOSEPH THADDEUS KOCHANSKI '46 died October 16, 1996, in Bethesda, Md. A decorated army veteran of World War II, he helped liberate the Birkenau concentration camp. Later he became director of the advanced technology division at the National Institute of Justice, retiring in 1988 after 34 years of service. He assisted in developing such law enforcement innovations as 911 emergency telephone service, Kevlar body armor, and forensic DNA testing. He leaves his wife, Lois (Whidden), two daughters, Mary Ann Daly and Constance Wetterer, a son, James, and two sisters, Connie Connerty and Josephine Kuntz.
RICHARD WARREN KURRUS '46cl, LL.B. '51, died July 6, 1996, in Potomac, Md. He was a retired partner in the Washington, D.C., law firm of Kurrus & Kirchner. His survivors include his wife, Dorothy (Mason.)
ROBERT WALTER REMICK '46, Ed.M. '52, died November 6 in Ponce, Puerto Rico. He taught mathematics and science at Marblehead High School and at several secondary schools, most recently in Ponce. He leaves a brother, Wilson.
EDWARD LAWRENCE LOGAN JR. '47 died January 2 in New York City. He was a schoolteacher. He leaves no immediate survivors.
JOHN EDMOND MERAS '47, Ed.M. '53, died December 22 in Martha's Vineyard. A business executive turned teacher, he spent 12 years as manager of marketing for Rockbestos Co., in New Haven, before becoming national sales manager for Cable Electric Products Inc., in Providence. After retiring in 1988 he taught business as an assistant professor at the University of Hartford and Quinnipiac College. He was a longtime resident of New Britain, Conn., where he was active in community affairs. He leaves his wife, Bonnie (Bunting), two daughters, Anne Reekie and Leslie Hurd, and a sister, Phyllis Cocroft.
ELIZABETH ANNE SHEEHAN '47, of Pembroke, Mass., died July 8, 1996.
RICHARD JOHNSON GOSS '48, Ph.D. '52, died November 21 in Barrington, R.I. Brown professor emeritus of biology at Brown University, where he taught for 48 years, he was an international authority on growth and regeneration who wrote several books and many articles on wound healing and the ways organs and tissues adapt to functional overload and reduction in mass. He was a past president of the Rhode Island Zoological Society and former chairman of the developmental biology division of the American Society of Zoologists, which awarded him its Singer Medallion in 1984. He leaves his wife, Marcella (Hyde), HRP '50, a daughter, Elizabeth Gillis, a son, Stephen, two sisters, Virginia Bransfield and Nancy Wynia, and a brother, D. David.
ROY ALMONDE DART JR. '49 died January 9 in North Andover, Mass. An insurance investment broker, he was founder and owner of Roy A. Dart and Associates, and a past president of the Stoneham Red Cross. He leaves three daughters, Kathryn Fabiano, Sandra Gleed, and Victoria Hunt.
JOSEPH FOSTER '49, M.B.A. '51, died September 29, 1996, in Encinitas, Cal.
RICHARD BUEL BEZANSON '50 died January 17 in Manchester, N.H. He was a retired salesman for Weyerhauser Paper Co., Houghton Mifflin Publishing Co., and, most recently, Sears Roebuck and Co. He leaves his wife, Dorothy (Kenney), four sons, Jeffrey, James, Peter, and Mark, and two sisters, Elizabeth Gammon and Dorothea Kane.
DAVID CLEMENT DEAVER '50 died November 6 in Durango, Colo. He worked as a partner in Deaver Distributing Co. until 1975, when he joined Equitable Life Insurance Co. He was also a retired lieutenant colonel in the Wyoming Air National Guard. He leaves three daughters, Susan, Janet McLean, and Marcia Swisher, a son, David, and a brother, John '43.
DAVID COOMBS HAMBLETT '50, J.D. '52, died January 31 in Nashua, N.H. He was a partner in the Nashua law firm of Hamblett & Kerrigan, P.A. He was a past president of Telegraph Publishing Co., publisher of New Hampshire's largest evening newspaper, and of the Nashua Symphony Association. He enjoyed sailing in the Atlantic and scuba diving and underwater photography in the Caribbean. He leaves his wife, Roberta (Dean), a daughter, Susan Hylen, three sons, Robert, Jonathan, and Frank, and three brothers, Charles '46, Stephen '57, and Peter.
ALFRED RUSSELL HERMES '50, of Acton, Mass., died January 1. After retiring from Dun and Bradstreet in 1977, he concentrated on growing and writing about plants, especially flowers. He contributed numerous articles to Horticulture magazine and cultivated plants to be sold at West Acton's annual Citizen's Library Auxiliary fair, raising hundreds of dollars for library collections. He was a booklover and an accomplished pianist. He leaves his wife, Thelma (Cochrane), a daughter, Leta, a son, Jeffrey, a sister, Lorna Nelson, and two brothers, Erwin and Walter.
WILLIS JEFFERSON MOORE '50 died June 20 in Moline, Ill. He was a retired electrician with John Deere. His survivors include his wife, Marie (Tambascio).
WILLIAM WRAY NASH JR. '50 died December 14 in Atlanta. He was professor of city and regional planning at Harvard Graduate School of Design from 1958 to 1971, serving for five years as department chairman. While at Harvard he also cofounded, with his colleague François Vigier, a planning consultancy, Nash-Vigier Inc. Later he joined the faculty of Georgia State University, where he also served as dean of the College of Urban Life; at his retirement in 1990, he was Regents professor. He was past president of the Georgia Planning Association, the Atlanta Zoning Review Board, Atlanta 2000, and the Atlanta Regional Forum. He leaves his wife, Dorothy (Westerberg), three daughters, Meryl Dykstra, Wendy, and Janet Standen, a son, Joseph, and a brother, David.
SILVIO PETER TASSINARI '50 died January 24 in Cambridge. He was a retired managing engineer at Raytheon Corp., where he worked for 38 years. He leaves his wife, Marie (Barbano), two sisters, Doris Tobin and Nina Kolczynski, and two brothers, Robert '55 and Francis.
LeBARON TURNER JR. '50 died December 15 in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass. A pitcher for the varsity baseball team while at Harvard, he played semiprofessionally for a league in Kennebunkport, Me., while studying for his law degree. Later he worked for the First National Bank of Chicago, where he specialized in loans for the petroleum industry. He leaves his wife, Katharine (Makepeace), two daughters, Heather MacDonald and Maria, two stepchildren, Katherine and Richard Bradford, and a sister, Julia McNulty.