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Harvard University Obituary Collection

Harvard University Obituary and Death Notice Collection - 42

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Date: Tuesday, 18 January 2011, at 11:10 a.m.

JOSEPH BERNARD MASON '47mcl, of Riverdale, N.Y., died October 7, 1992. He was an orthopedic surgeon in Yonkers, N.Y.

DAVID IGNATIUS MURRAY '47, formerly of Rye, N.Y., died March 9, 1995.

CHARLES EMERSON COOK '48 died July 11 in Carlisle, Mass. He was a retired electronic engineer in the communications division at MITRE Corp., and later worked as a senior research scientist at ANRO Engineering Inc. He was coauthor of a book, Radar Signals: An Introduction to Theory and Application, and taught an astronomy course for nonscientists at Harvard's Institute for Learning in Retirement. He leaves his wife DeLores (Hollister), and three sons, James, John, and Charles.

SUZANNE ANNE PENNY HEALY '48cl died August 4 in Burlington, Mass. She was retired from the faculty of Dedham High School, where she taught French for 24 years. She leaves four sons, William, Thomas, Michael, and James, three sisters, Genevieve Stanley, Mary Frances Moran, and Patricia Allen, and a brother, John Penny.

RANDOLPH PERRY '48, of Kirkwood, Mo., died February 6. He was a retired chemist who worked as a research group leader for Monsanto.

JOHN BRAILSFORD ELLIOTT '49, of Princeton, N.J., died July 25. He was a partner in the family investment firm, Elliott & Co., and former chairman of the National Data Corp. He was also an avid and lifelong collector of Chinese art, most notably calligraphy and painting; Princeton University is currently preparing a scholarly catalog of his collection for a 1999 exhibition that will later travel to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He leaves a brother, David.

JOHN BARCLAY JONES JR. '49cl, LL.B. '53mcl, of Washington, D.C., died July 29. He was a partner in the Washington law firm of Covington & Burling and chairman of the tax section of the American Bar Association. He leaves his wife, Anita (Bills) '52, two daughters, Katherine Wimmer and Phoebe Schellenberg, a son, J. Barclay '78, his mother, Anna, two sisters, Emily Sander and Molly Kline, and a brother, Curtis '50, D.B.A. '62.

JAMES CHANDLER LEWIS '49 died March 14 in Kalamazoo, Mich.

THEODORE BREMER PARKMAN '49, of Exeter, N.H., died August 15. He was retired president of Iroquois Salt Products Ltd., a subsidiary of International Salt Co., where he worked in various administrative capacities for nearly 20 years. In retirement he obtained a master's in education and became a marriage and family counselor. He leaves his wife, Floyd (Harrison), a daughter, Helen Barnett, three sons, Theodore, Ross, and Francis, three stepchildren, Anne Perry, Kenelm Winslow, and Christopher Winslow, and two brothers, Francis '45, Ed.M. '53, and Samuel '54.

LYLE MILLARD GELVIN '50cl, M.B.A. '52, of Tulsa, Okla., died July 15, 1996. He was chairman and president of Lyle Pacific Corp., a real estate and investment firm in Tulsa.

GAVIN MILLER '50mcl, J.D. '53cl, died June 15 in Pasadena, Cal. He was counsel to the law firm of Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe and former founding partner in Agnew, Miller & Carlson, both in Los Angeles. A specialist in corporate and securities law, he was past president of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. He leaves his wife, Suzanne, three daughters, Katherine Conrad, Emily Verea, and Louise Franklin, two stepchildren, Cynthia Garlough and Stephen Janes, and a brother, George.

EDWARD EDOM ZUKOSKI '50mcl, of Pasadena, Cal., died May 26. He was a professor of mechanical engineering at the California Institute of Technology. His survivors include his wife, Joan (Breckenridge).

PETER JOHN CHAKOS '52, of Lewiston, N.Y., died last year.

DONALD FERGUSON MCNIEL II '52, of Houston, died March 1, 1995. He was an attorney. He leaves a daughter, Kathryn, two sons, Ferguson and Stephen, and his mother, Wilma.

PAUL MURPHY '52, of Chesières-Villars, Switzerland, died May 13. A pianist for much of his career, he was creative director of Proalgarve S.A., a Swiss company involved in touristic real-estate projects in Portugal. His survivors include his wife, Frances (Joseph).

RUSSELA MARGET OLIN '52, of Chestnut Hill, Mass., died July 12. She leaves her husband, Morton, A.D.A. '50, two daughters, Leslie Greffenius '76 and Lee Terpening, and a son, Nicholas.

WILLIAM JOSEPH BURNS '53, Ed.M. '88, died June 13 in Boston. He was a retired administrator with Prudential Insurance Co. in Boston. After retiring from the insurance business he worked as a financial planner and career counselor and ran a bed-and-breakfast in Boston's South End.

MARK EDWARD LYNCH '53cl, M.D. '57, of Canton Center, Conn., died April 27. He practiced internal medicine with the Avon Medical Group. His survivors include his wife, Catherine (Peffer).

JAMES STILES TODD '53cl, M.D. '57cl, died June 24 in Ridgewood, N.J. He was a New Jersey surgeon who maintained a private practice in Ridgewood for more than 20 years before joining the executive board of the American Medical Association. He retired last year, after six years as executive vice president and chief executive officer. During his tenure he guided the AMA through implementaton of a major revision in the system of payments to doctors in the Medicare program and oversaw preparations for establishment of the National Patient Safety Foundation, designed to identify and correct errors in medical systems. He served as the voice of the nation's physicians during the Clinton health-care debate and was the author of a physicians' code of ethics, adopted by the AMA in 1980. He leaves his wife, Marjorie Patricia (Thorn), and a son, Kendall.

ROBERT BROWN WARD '53 died January 30 in Manhattan. A New York businessman, he was president of Ward and Associates, a manufacturer of men's and women's sportswear. He previously worked for a number of years in his father's firm, Palm Beach Co., in Manhattan, before becoming chairman of Evan Picone Co. He pitched for the baseball team while at Harvard and was an avid golfer and Jets fan. He leaves his wife, Gail (Aldrich), a daughter, Emilie, three sons, Robert, Andrew, and Matthew, and two brothers, Elmer '47, M.B.A. '50, and Lawrence '50.

ROBERT GRAY ALLEN JR. '54 died May 20 in Chadds Ford, Pa. A stockbroker, he retired in 1993 as vice president of Kidder Peabody & Co. in Philadelphia. He leaves his wife Ruth (Covell), two daughters, Laetitia Rodde and Deborah McCarthy, two sons, Robert and Winthrop, and a sister, Katherine Morton.

ARTHUR LAWRENCE LIMAN '54mcl died July 17 in Manhattan. One of the country's most respected trial attorneys, he spent most of his career as a partner in the New York law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. A specialist in white-collar crime, he was involved in some of Wall Street's biggest cases and also was known for his public assignments, including the New York State commission that investigated the Attica prison riots in 1971 and recommended penal reform measures. In 1987 he served as chief counsel to the U.S. Senate committee that probed the Iran-Contra affair. He was a Harvard benefactor and a former member of the Board of Overseers. He leaves his wife, Ellen (Fogelson), a daughter, Emily, Ph.D. '92, two sons, Douglas and Lewis '83, and a sister, Gladys Phillips.

CHRISTOPHER LORING '54 died July 20 in Boston. A naval aviator before becoming a musician, he was a cellist with the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec for 25 years. He leaves a daughter, Elena-Chloe, a son, Alexandros, his mother, Helen, and a brother, Richard '51; his wife, Alexandra (Shaw), predeceased him.

ARNOLD RALEIGH VOBACH '54, of Houston, died March 11. He was a mathematics professor at the University of Houston.

TIMOTHY SEEGAR WHELAN '54 died January 12 in Pasadena, Cal. He leaves his wife, Harriet, two daughters, Hilary and Eleanor, and his mother, Miriam.

ROBERT WILLIAMSON OLIVER '56, of Quincy, Mass., died July 10. He was a business development specialist with the Small Business Administration. Earlier he operated a direct mail and advertising company in partnership with his mother, the late Hazel Gill Oliver. He leaves no immediate survivors.

DONALD HOWARD BERMAN '57cl, LL.M. '68, died June 20 in Boston. He was a law professor at Northeastern University for nearly 30 years and an expert on artificial intelligence law, serving as coeditor of the international journal Artificial Intelligence and Law. He leaves his wife, Linda Fleger-Berman, and two sons, Stephen and Benjamin.

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