WHEELER DENNIS '43 died April 28 in Vero Beach, Fla. He was a retired English professor and former chairman of the liberal arts and sciences division at the State College of Technology at Farmingdale, N.Y. He specialized in the work of the American transcendentalists, of whom his favorite was Emerson. He was a World War II veteran who served in India with the Army Air Corps. He leaves his wife, Peggy, a daughter, Jeanne Hills, and two sons, William and Robert.
LENIN ALLEN BALER '44, S.D.H. '62, of Ann Arbor, died April 30. He was professor emeritus of psychology and public health at the University of Michigan and former chairman of the university's department of community-health programs. He also served as editor of the Community Mental Health Journal. His survivors include his wife, Blanche (Kimoto).
TERRELL PORTER COOPER '44, of Marblehead, Mass., died June 7. She leaves her husband, Henry, and a son, Charles; another son, Henry, died in 1994.
ROBERT MILLER LUTZ '44, of Greensboro, N.C., died September 22, 1997. He was president of Appliance and TV Center Inc., in Greensboro. His survivors include his wife, Marjorie (Landeck).
CLEMENT JAMESON TODD '44, of Golden, Colo., died April 14. A former navy meteorologist, he retired as a senior scientist in the Division of Atmospheric Resources Management of the Bureau of Reclamation, in Norfolk, Va. After retiring he worked as a consultant on weather modification projects.
DAVID GRANDON GILL '45mcl, LL.B.'51cl, of Darien, Conn., died April 27. He was an attorney with Exxon for 30 years before becoming of counsel in the New York law firm of Decker Hubbard & Welden. He was a past president of the American Society of International Law and a past chairman of the International Antitrust Committee of the American Bar Association. He leaves his wife, Josephine (Jacobse), two daughters, Stephanie and Valerie '92, a son, Eric '94, a sister, Myrtle Nelson, and a brother, Richard '48, Ph.D. '56.
DOUGLASS RAMSAY MACDONALD '45, of Easton, Mass., died April 30. He was a retired schoolteacher and World War II veteran who operated an antiques business in Easton.
LOUIS EDWIN SMART JR. '45mcl, J.D. '49mcl, died June 1 in Manhattan. He was a former partner in the New York law firm of Hughes Hubbard & Reed, where he handled major corporate transactions for Bendix Corp. In 1964 he left the firm to become president of Bendix International. He went on to chief executive positions with Trans World Airlines Inc. and Transworld Corp. before returning to Hughes Hubbard as of counsel in 1989. He was former chairman of Hilton International Co. and a member of the board of directors of the New York Stock Exchange. He leaves his wife, Jeanie (Milone), three children, Cynthia, Douglas, and Dana, and a sister, Esther Monteith.
WILLIAM EDWARD LIAM SULLIVAN '45cl, of Beverly Hills, Cal., died April 19. He was a screenwriter, novelist, and actor in New York and Los Angeles. He also served as an adviser and member of the board of the family's century-old business, Eli Bridge Co., maker of the Ferris Wheel.
GEORGE LEMAN WILSON '45 died May 2 in Naples, Fla. A thoracic surgeon and president of the medical staff at the Hospital of St. Raphael in New Haven for 46 years, he also served on the faculty of Yale Medical School as a clinical instructor. He leaves his wife, Sarah (Barringer), a daughter, S. Gail Atkinson, and a son, George.
MARY POOLEY BRADSHAW '46, of San Francisco, died December 27, 1997. She was a retired physician.
FRED WELLMAN FLICKINGER '46cl, of Indianapolis, died May 10. He was president of Winthrop Investments for 31 years and an agent for John Hancock Life Insurance Co. He was a past president of the Certified Life Underwriters Association. He leaves his wife, Gloria (Attkisson), two sons, Charles, A.M. '77, J.D. '83, and John, two sisters, Emily Kennedy '48 and Marjorie '44, and a brother, Dan '41.
NATHANIEL HARRISON GIFFORD '46 died April 22 in Augusta, Me. He was a retired teacher and bookseller. He taught French at the Kent School, in Kent, Conn., before becoming head of the modern languages department at the Brooks School, in North Andover, Mass. After moving to Augusta he operated a bookstore, Kennebec Books, specializing in military history and war games. A longtime antiwar and civil-rights activist, he took part in the protest march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1966. He raised and showed purebred rabbits and enjoyed cruising in his sailboat off the coast of Maine. He leaves his wife, Alice (Benett), three daughters, E. Melanie, Linda, and Charlotte, a sister, Shelly Getchell, and a brother, George '52, M.D. '58.
PETER HARRY GRIMES '46 died April 11 in Concord, Mass. He formerly owned a travel agency, Peter Grimes International Inc., in Concord and Lexington. He leaves three daughters, Petra Garbero, Monika Oldham, and Evelyn Paul, and a dear friend, Janice Harding.
HENRY GIBBS HAYNES JR. '46, of Wellesley, Mass., died May 28. He was president of B.C. Ames Co., of Waltham, a manufacturer of dial indicators. He leaves his wife, Ruth (Elliott), two daughters, Pamela Haynes-Walsh and Susan Roos, and a son, Henry.
PETER MILES SNYDER II '46, M.B.A. '50, of Cambridge, died May 7. He was a retired management consultant who formerly worked for Rath & Strong Inc., of Lexington.. He leaves his wife, Elizabeth (Twitchell), a daughter, Jennifer Smith, a son, Christopher, two stepchildren, Nelson and Sarah Smith, and a brother, Franklin '38.
WILFRED CALVIN VIITALA '46, of Minneapolis, died February 23.
FRANCIS GOELET '47cl died May 21 in Riverside, Conn. He was chairman of Goelet Corp., which oversees his family's investments in the mining, oil, and gas industries, and a New York philanthropist and a Harvard benefactor. As chairman of the executive and production committees of the Metropolitan Opera board, he paid for or contributed toward the staging of 17 productions there, mostly contemporary or French works, which were his two operatic passions. He also commissioned many new compositions, including Sessions's Symphony No. 8, Copland's Inscape, and a number of other landmarks of twentieth-century classical music. He was the founder of a conservation organization, the International Atlantic Salmon Foundation, which he served as president, chairman, and treasurer. He was the recipient of the Presidential Medal of the Arts and, for his efforts on behalf of Atlantic salmon, the Fraser Award. He leaves a sister, Beatrice Manice, and two brothers, Robert '45 and John '53, A.M. '94.
JOHN CLENDENNIN TALBOT BURNE HAWKES JR. '47 died May 15 in Providence. An experimental and avant-garde novelist, he was considered a leader among American postmodernist writers. His works, distinguished by lyricism and unusual points of view, include The Cannibal, The Blood Oranges, Death, Sleep and the Traveler, Travesty, Adventures in the Alaskan Skin Trade, An Irish Eye, and Sweet William: A Memoir of an Old Horse. He taught English at Harvard and later at Brown, where he served on the faculty for 30 years. He leaves his wife, Sophie (Tazewell) '46, a daughter, Sophie, and three sons, Jack, Calvert, and Richard.
GAIL PETERSON STEWART '47cl, BI '73, died May 14 in Marshfield, Mass. An educator with a long career in the United States and abroad, she was former principal of Bromley Mission, a school in Liberia, and co-founder and principal of the International School in Nairobi. She was a scholar of Vai script and an avid birder. She leaves her husband, Reed, three daughters, Jeneba Allard, Karen Pettengill, and Lusia, two sons, Ian and Michael, and a sister, Carol Daunt.
NANCY GALLISHAW WEBSTER '47, of Annapolis, died January 11.
CHARLES JOHN MCCLOUGHAN '48cl died March 30 in Providence. He was a retired jewelry manufacturing executive. His survivors include his wife, Lorraine (Ward).
WILLIAM ALFRED MCNAMARA '48 died April 3 in Exeter, N.H. He was a practicing attorney in Lowell, Mass., for more than 40 years and former treasurer of Pelham Bank and Trust Co. He leaves his wife, Patricia (Furey), a daughter, Maureen, a son, Timothy, and two sisters, Mary Helen and Emily McDermott.
DAVID MICHAEL REILLY JR. '48cl, LL.B. '50, died April 5 in New Haven. A trial attorney, he had been a partner in the New Haven law firm founded by his father, Reilly & Reilly, P.C., since his graduation from law school. He also served as a parajudicial officer in U.S. District Court for several years and was former town attorney in Hamden. He leaves two daughters, Sara Dixon and Jean, two sons, Peter and David, a sister, Alicia Walker, a brother, Jere, and a dear friend, Virginia Posener; his wife, Ruth (Rausch), predeceased him.
ARLENE LANDY ESAKOFF '49, of Cranbury, N.J., died July 26, 1997.
CLAUDE ELLIS FORKNER JR. '49 died May 15 in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was a physician who practiced internal medicine in New York City. He formerly taught at Cornell Medical College and served on the medical staff of New York Hospital. He leaves his wife, Judith (Yengling), a daughter, Karen Wells, four sons, Stanley, Peter, Adam, and Benjamin '01, two stepchildren, Megan and David Duffy, and two sisters, Helen Haskell and Lucy Greene; a fifth son, Thomas, predeceased him.
CHARLES MURRAY ROBERT HAINES '49 died May 19 in Ottawa. He was an English professor at Carleton University and a theater critic for the CBC. He leaves his wife, Claudia (Persi), a son, Charles, and a sister, Barbara Edwards.