CONRAD FREDERICK REIMAN, LL.B. '51, died December 12 in Stamford, Conn. A decorated U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II, he was a retired attorney for Amax Inc. and a former board member of the Bartlett Arboretum. He leaves his wife, Edith, three sons, James, Malcolm, and Conrad, and his beloved corgi, Kipper.
EDWARD AMIN KHAIRALLAH, A.M. '59, of Storrs, Conn., died September 26. He was a professor of molecular and cell biology at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, where he had taught since 1967. He also served as a visiting professor at Pennsylvania State Medical School and Tokushima Medical School in Japan. He leaves his wife, Lamia, a daughter, Randa, and a son, John.
DUANE EDWARD SMITH, Ph.D. '65, died December 3 in Los Angeles. He was a professor emeritus of political science at UCLA, where he taught political theory and American political thought for 28 years. After his retirement in 1993 he became associate director of the Center for Civic Education in Calabasas, Cal., where he had served for many years as a consultant. He leaves his father, Wilford, and two brothers, Blaine and James.
EDWARD S. LENHOFF died February 15 in Concord, Mass. He retired in 1988 after 20 years as supervisor of the isotope laboratory in the department of cellular and developmental biology. He leaves a sister, Carol Kosakoff, and his longtime companion, Mary Snay.
EDWARD MILLS PURCELL, Ph.D. '38, died March 7 in Cambridge. Gade University Professor emeritus of physics at Harvard, he shared, with Felix Bloch of Stanford, the 1952 Nobel Prize in physics for their discovery of nuclear magnetic resonance, a means of detecting the faint magnetism of the atomic nucleus. A year earlier he and Harold I. Ewen, Ph.D. '51, had used an antenna installed on a Harvard roof to detect radio emissions from clouds of hydrogen in space; this became a prime astronomical tool. He served as a science adviser to Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson and was a past president of the American Physical Society. His honors included the Oersted Medal of the American Association of Physics Teachers and the National Medal of Science. He leaves his wife, Beth (Busser), two sons, Dennis '62 and Frank '65, and a brother, Robert.
KENNETH VIVIAN THIMANN, former Higgins professor of biology, died January 15 in Haverford, Pa. He taught botany at Harvard from 1935 to 1965, when he became a professor at UC-Santa Cruz and founding provost of the campus's Crown College. A pioneer in plant physiology, he was best known for describing how hormones control plant development and was the first to isolate and purify the universal growth hormone auxin. In 1982 he received the Balzan Prize, awarded annually by an international foundation in sciences not covered by a Nobel Prize. His works include Phytohormones, written with Frits W. Went, The Life of Bacteria, and Hormone Action in the Whole Life of Plants. He was an accomplished pianist who enjoyed playing chamber music. He leaves three daughters, Vivianne Nachmias, A.M. '53, Karen Romer '59, Ph.D. '68, and Linda Dewing '65; his wife, Ann Mary (Bateman), died in 1987.
JACOB CIMERBLATT '19, of Vero Beach, Fla., has died. He formerly worked in sales and sales management in Chicago.
BENJAMIN ULIN '20cl died August 5 in Boston. He was a retired Boston clothing merchant who formerly served as president and treasurer of Prudence Clothes Inc., Carter's Inc., and J.P. Benson Inc. A leader in the Jewish community, he was past president of Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston, Associated Jewish Philanthropies, and the Jewish Community Council of Metropolitan Boston. He was also a founder and past president of Zionist House. He leaves two sons, Jeremy '49 and Peter '53.
LOUIS HORACE ROUILLION '23 died October 16, 1996, in Washington, Conn. He was a retired educational administrator in New York City.
WOLCOTT BALESTIER DUNHAM '24 died June 22 in Towson, Md. He retired in 1993 as a senior resident scientist at the Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine, in Palo Alto, after more than six decades in medical research. His studies advanced the treatment of several diseases, including infectious hepatitis and syphilis; he published his final paper only two years ago. He leaves a daughter, Anne Ewart, a son, Wolcott '65, LL.B. '68, and two sisters, Beatrice and Josephine; his wife, Isabel (Bosworth), died last year.
ANNA ADELL GROSSMAN '24cl, of Cambridge, died June 24. She leaves a daughter, Leah Pashos; her husband, Benjamin, predeceased her.
ISRAEL KOPP '25, of Brookline, Mass., died June 29. A retired internist, he served as a neuropsychiatrist in the Army Medical Corps during World War II, attaining the rank of major. Later he headed the outpatient section and admissions unit at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Boston. He leaves his wife, Harriet (Marcks), two sons, Joshua '53, A.M. '55, and Marvin, a sister, Ida Morochnick, and a brother, Frank; his first wife, Sally (Kurland), predeceased him.
IRWIN ROSEN '25mcl died June 25 in Cambridge. He was the proprietor of Mandrake Books, an independent bookstore in Harvard Square, for more than 40 years. His shop, first located on Boylston Street and relocated to Story Street in the late 1960s, specialized in books on architecture, philosophy, and psychology. Before buying the bookstore from the two Harvard faculty wives who had started it, he was a social worker in New York City and an administrator at Brandeis University. He leaves a daughter, Diana Miller.
PAUL WHITCOMB WILLIAMS '25mcl, J.D. '29, died August 4 in North Palm Beach, Fla. He was retired senior partner in the Manhattan law firm of Cahill Gordon & Reindel and a former justice of the New York State Supreme Court. As a U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York in the 1950s, he oversaw the prosecution of many racketeers, including Jimmy Hoffa. He was a life member of the board of the American Cancer Society, a life trustee of the Boy Scouts of America, and a Harvard benefactor. He leaves two stepdaughters, Lynn Russo and Francine Cook, and a stepson, Stuart Sawdon; his wife, Minerva (Fedyn Sawdon), died in 1990.
LILLIAN BELL '26cl died July 15 in West Roxbury, Mass. She taught business at the Jeremiah E. Burke High School, in Boston, for 40 years. She leaves no immediate survivors.
RALPH WEBSTER ELLS '26, M.B.A. '30, of Thiensville, Wis., died March 31. He was retired vice president for personnel at Allen-Bradley Co., in Milwaukee, and the author of Salary Budgeting and The Economics of Automation and Unemployment.
DANIEL JOSEPH LYONS '26cl died July 3 in Princeton, N.J. He was retired chairman and chief executive officer of Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America, in New York City. He worked there for 28 years, having joined the company as an assistant actuary. He leaves his wife, Irene (Mulledy), two daughters, Jean Entwistle and Irene Madden, two sons, Daniel and Paul, and a sister, Marion.
MILTON HENRY CLIFFORD '27, M.D. '31, died January 8 in Bedford, Mass. A retired internist, he served on the staff of Massachusetts General and other Boston hospitals before taking a turn at life-insurance medicine, spending 12 years with New England Life in Boston. Later he served as chief of medicine at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Bedford, where he pioneered a two-way television link with Mass. General, enabling teleconsultation among doctors. His survivors include two daughters, Vera and Angela Goettinger.
THEODORE OVINGTON KINGSBURY '27, M.B.A. '29, died June 9 in Kennebunk, Me. He was a retired cost accountant who worked for several York County firms over the years, including Deering Lumber, Goodall Sanford, Gendron Lumber, and Rogers Fiber. He enjoyed sailing aboard his 21-foot boat Scherzo and was a talented pianist. He enjoyed recording local history in diaries about everyday life in Kennebunk, where the Kingsburys, a shipbuilding family, had made their home for 150 years. He leaves two sons, Nicholas and Henry, and a sister, Betty Friedmann; his wife, Nan (Noyes), died in 1994.
GORDON KENNETH BROWN '28 died June 14 in Keene, N.H. A quarterback on Harvard's 1927 football team, he was retired president of Homestead Woolen Mills, in West Swanzey. He was a volunteer leader of the Cheshire County YMCA for more than 50 years and was instrumental in developing Brown Memorial Field in West Swanzey, which he donated to the town. He was an avid fisherman. He leaves two daughters, Jane Reynolds and Ann Dinkel, and three sons, Digby, Douglas '59, and Duncan; two wives, Persis (Goodnow) and Marian (Taylor), and another son, Derek, predeceased him.
BOULDIN GAYLORD BURBANK '28cl died July 2 in Plymouth, Mass. He was a retired partner in the accounting firm of Holdsworth, Parent & Co., and a former member of the finance committee in the Town of Winchester. He leaves a daughter, Barbara von Rosenvinge, and a son, Bouldin; his wife, Janet (Goddard), predeceased him.
ARNOLD HAROLD CANNER '28, of Newton, Mass., died June 20. He was a retired insurance and real-estate broker who was active for many years in Jewish community affairs. He was also a competitive badminton player and a prize-winning amateur sculptor. He leaves a daughter, Carol Gjelsvik, M.A.T. '60, a son, Carl '61, a sister, Harriet Greenberg, and a brother, Leonard; his wife, Elizabeth (Jacobs), predeceased him.
JEROME SIDNEY LIEBERMAN JR. '28mcl, formerly of Kansas City, died February 7. He was former financial editorial coordinator for the Renegotiation Board, in Washington, D.C., and former secretary and treasurer of Hydronautics Inc., a research and engineering firm.
DAVID DUDLEY THOMAS '28 died April 19 in Freeport, Me.
HELEN LEWIS THOMAS '28cl, Ph.D. '48, died August 6 in Watertown, Mass. She was a retired editor in MIT's research library in electronics, where she served as director of the publications office for 17 years. Earlier she worked at the Harvard Observatory, the radiation research laboratory at Harvard, and Raytheon Co. She leaves a son, Robert, and a brother, Harold Lewis.
TIMOTHY CLEARY '29 died July 21 in Southern Pines, N.C. A high-school mathematics teacher before joining the army, he saw action in North Africa, Italy, and Germany during World War II. He retired in 1957 with the rank of lieutenant commander, and later resumed his teaching career. He leaves a daughter, Judith McGroaty, and two sons, Shaun and T. Michael; his wife, Victoria (Mulliken), predeceased him.
LESLIE FLAKSMAN '29, of Grand Junction, Colo., died January 20. He had a 42-year career in social work, most of it as executive director of the Akron Jewish Center. He and his wife, Alice (Miller), a music critic and travel writer, were world travelers; after retiring he became a travel consultant.