DAVID MCCORD '21, A.M. '22, L.H.D. '56, died April 13 in Jamaica Plain, Mass. He was Harvard's unofficial poet laureate and former director of the Harvard Fund Council, a post he held for 38 years. He also served as editor of the Harvard Alumni Bulletin (predecessor publication of Harvard Magazine) from 1940 to 1946, and at his death was the senior member of this magazine's board of incorporators. Winner in 1977 of the first national award for excellence in poetry for children, from the National Council of Teachers of English, he was the author or editor of more than 50 books, including On Occasion, About Boston, What Cheer (later reprinted as The Pocket Book of Humorous Verse), and his acclaimed children's collection One at a Time. In retirement he lived at the Harvard Club of Boston and traveled to dozens of schools as a poetic ambassador, reading his poems to children and listening to them read theirs. He was a raconteur, a nature lover, a talented watercolorist, and an enthusiastic fly fisherman. He leaves his dear friend of 70 years, Harriet Parker.
HARRY DAVID DROOKER '22, formerly of Nahant, Mass., died February 25. He was a retired real-estate salesman and former longtime vice president of New England Dry Goods Co. His survivors include two daughters, Jane and Bernardine, and a son, Michael.
FRANK MORGAN EMERY '23, of Greenland, N.H., died March 20. He was retired president and cofounder of the Emery School, a Boston business school, and a past president of the Stenotype Institute of Boston. He also operated a dairy farm in New Hampshire for many years. He leaves four daughters, Dorothy Hazzard, Mary Louise Hodgdon, Priscilla Wykes, and Ruth Warren, and two sons, Frank and David; his wife, Dorothy (Frizzell), predeceased him.
FRANCES JENNINGS '23, of Holden, Mass., died January 7. She taught for many years at the Chapin School, in New York City.
MORRIS DENOR STONE '23mcl, S.M. '25, died October 12, 1996, in Bethesda, Md. The retired director of research at United Engineering Co., he held 130 patents, domestic and foreign, and had chaired the metals engineering division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, of which he was a life member.
ALLEN MEADER TAYLOR '23cl, LL.B. '26, of Garden City, Long Island, N.Y., died March 11. He was retired attorney-of-record for Aetna Life and Casualty Cos. in the New York City area. In retirement he was an associate in the firm of Bower & Gardner, Esqs. His survivors include a son, Allen.
HAROLD BEECHER NOYES '24 died February 27 in Brunswick, Me. He was a communications engineer at Western Electric, AT&T, and Bell Laboratories, all in the New York area, for 50 years. In 1979 he moved to Maine, having summered on Haskell's Island all his life. A descendant of Harriet Beecher Stowe, he leaves no immediate survivors; his wife, Alice (Hitchcock), died in 1979.
ARTHUR DAVID YOUMANS '24 died February 16 in Tulsa. He was president of The Edward Day Co., a consulting firm in Boca Raton, Fla., and an avid golfer for more than 60 years. He leaves two sons, John '55 and Arthur, and a sister, Marion.
GEORGE TALBOT GOODSPEED '25 died May 3 in Brookline, Mass. He was retired president of the family business, Goodspeed's Book Shop, a shrine for Boston bibliophiles for nearly a century. The shop, which was located on Beacon Hill for many years and closed its doors in 1995, offered outstanding collections of autographs, rare books, manuscripts, and prints, attracting collectors from all over the country and abroad. Its illustrated and wittily annotated monthly catalog, The Month at Goodspeed's Book Shop, was considered a classic of its kind in the antiquarian book trade. He leaves a daughter, Carol Smith '60.
WALTER HARRINGTON KILHAM JR. '25cl, M.Arch. '28, of Kent, Conn., died March 31. He was a partner in the New York firm of Kilham Beder & Chu, Architects & Planners, and the author of two books, The Architect at Mid-Century and Raymond Hood, Architect. He was also an avid traveler with a particular interest in wild sheep; his adventures in tracking the animals took him from the Northwest Territories to Corsica and inspired articles in several magazines. His survivors include a daughter, Amy.
WILLIAM BELA PECSOK '25 died June 12, 1996, in Los Gatos, Cal. He was a retired Cleveland attorney with a longstanding interest in public affairs. His survivors include a daughter, Pauline Baldridge, and a son, Thomas '60.
DAVID ALLEN PIGUET '26, S.B. '27, died December 7, 1996, in San Mateo, Cal. A former chemist, he was a longtime employee of DuPont, retiring as regional division manager in the pigments department in San Francisco. He leaves four daughters, Shirley Johnston, Elaine Butterfield, Mary Bennett, and Sally Olsen; his wife, Helen (Agnew), predeceased him.
HYMAN GABRIEL SAXE '26, of Brighton, Mass., died February 28. He was retired president and principal owner of Tanide Sales Co., of Watertown, engaged in the manufacture and sales of specialty and technical papers. He leaves two daughters, Joyce Weinbaum and Jane Palermo, a son, Barry '57, and a brother, Myer; his wife, Dora (Feldman), and another daughter, Penny Rosen, predeceased him.
ALEXANDER LEMCKE LEICH '27, of Evansville, Ind., died February 15. He was retired vice president and treasurer of the family business, Charles Leich & Co., a wholesale drug company, where he worked for 46 years. A devotee of the history and architectural heritage of Evansville, he was a founding member of the Reitz Home Preservation Society and a member of the Vanderburgh County Historical Society, the Preservation Alliance of Evansville, the Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana, and the Steamship Historical Society of America. He also served for 10 years as president of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra. He leaves his wife, Lois (Bauman), three daughters, Martha Fox, Alexandra, and Gertrude Foroughi, and a sister, Ann Reardon.
JAMES DONALD SUTHERLAND '27, J.D. '30, of Walpole, Mass., died March 8. He practiced law in Boston for more than 60 years. He leaves his wife, Dorothy (Hayward), and a daughter, Marcia Pensinger.
DOROTHY MARSHALL BOLLINGER '28, A.M. '30, died March 28 in Concord, Mass. She leaves no immediate survivors; her husband, Giles, predeceased her.
ROBERT SAMUEL FRIEND '28cl, of Chicago, died December 21. He was a retired attorney in the investment department of North American Life Insurance Co., in Chicago. He was also a linguist and world traveler. His survivors include his wife, Ilse (Isenberg).
MILTON PRINCE HIGGINS '28 died February 19 in Worcester, Mass. He was former president and retired chairman of the family business, Norton Co., a manufacturer of sandpaper, grinding wheels, and other abrasives and one of Worcester's leading employers. A loyal son of that city, he was an active benefactor of several of its institutions, including Worcester Polytechnic Institute, the Worcester Art Museum, and Clark University. He leaves his wife, Alice (Coonley), two daughters, Edgenie Rice and Patricia Arnold, and three sons, Milton, M.B.A. '68, Prentiss '61, and David '69.
MELVIN BERTRAM SUMMERFIELD '28, of Yarmouthport, Mass., died March 12. He was retired president and chairman of Franklin Advertising Service Inc., as well as a documentary filmmaker and world traveler. In retirement he helped establish the Cape Cod Conservatory of Music and Arts. He leaves his wife, Geraldine (Stearns), a daughter, Joan Gray, and a son, Martin.
KATHERINE TISDALE ELY '29mcl died March 29 in Salem, Ore. She leaves a son, Joseph.
JAMES SUTHERLAND FRAME '29scl, Ph.D. '33, of East Lansing, Mich., died February 27. He was professor emeritus of mathematics and engineering research and former longtime chairman of mathematics at Michigan State University. He also served for four years on the East Lansing board of education. In 1994 he received the Yueh-Gin Gung and Charles Y. Hu Distinguished Service Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Mathematical Association of America. He leaves his wife, Emily (Boyce), a daughter, Barbara Eger, and three sons, Paul, Roger, and Lawrence '71, M.D. '75.
ALBERT ABRAHAM FRANK '29 died March 31 in Malden, Mass. He was a retired pediatrician and lifelong resident of Malden. He was a former member of the medical staffs of Boston City, Malden, and Children's hospitals and a lecturer at Harvard and Tufts medical schools. He also served on the Governor's Council for Mental Health and Retardation. He leaves a daughter, Hannah Adams, and a son, Robert '66; his wife, Bernice (Horvitz), A.B.E. '70, predeceased him.
RUTH LONDON LEWIS '29 died April 6 in Waltham, Mass. She was a former board member of the Massachusetts League of Women Voters and first president of its Waltham chapter. She leaves her husband, Joseph '25, M.D. '29, a daughter, Martha '63,and a brother, Harry London.
IRVING JOSHUA GALPEER '30cl, J.D. '33cl, died April 3 in Harwich, Mass. He was a former partner in Jaffin, Schneider, Kimmel & Galpeer and two other New York law firms, and at his retirement in 1994 was of counsel at Karp & Sommers. As a top enforcement official with the fledgling Securities and Exchange Commission during the 1930s and early 1940s, he handled a series of fraud cases that helped define its investigative and regulatory powers. He leaves his wife, Lillian (Jaffin), and two daughters, Nina Danielson and Carla Horton.
SIMEON LEONARD GUTERMAN '30cl, Ph.D. '44, died in March in New York City. He was professor emeritus of history at Yeshiva University and former dean of Yeshiva College. He also served as the first chairman of Yeshiva's social-science education program. His published works include Religious Toleration and Persecution in Ancient Rome and From Personal to Territorial Law. He leaves his wife, Bette (Adler), a sister, Hazel Schwab, and a brother, Abraham, J.D. '36.
GEORGE PAUL HEFFNER '30cl, M.D. '34, died February 16 in Pompano Beach, Fla. He was an internist and endocrinologist in Charleston, W.Va., for 25 years before moving his practice to Fort Lauderdale. He was founder of the nation's first camp for diabetic children and of the Conway Diabetes Nurse Teaching Center, the first such training facility in South Florida. He also served as a clinical associate professor of medicine at the University of Miami. In 1982 he received the Pfizer Award from the American Diabetes Association, recognizing him as the country's outstanding diabetician. He leaves two daughters, Carol Trail and Mary Kay Allen, a sister, Carrie Todd, two brothers, James and Frank, and his longtime companion, Marianne Scoca; another daughter, Judy, predeceased him.
ALEXANDER BATES HORSFALL '30, M.B.A. '39, died December 22 in Palatka, Fla. He was a retired professor who taught at the University of Florida, Gainesville, at Worcester Junior College, in Worcester, Mass., at St. Johns River Community College, in Palatka, and at Armstrong State College, in Savannah, Ga. He was also formerly a columnist for the Palatka Daily News. He leaves his wife, Bonnie (Patterson).