MARGARET YANOW OUIMETTE '74cl died May 25 in New York City. She was an attorney. She leaves her husband, Robert, two sons, David and Michael, and two sisters, Barbara Lichtenstein '72 and Caryl Yanow '80.
LOWELL IVAN MCGEE '80cl, of Somerville, Mass., died April 1 of cancer. He was coordinator of the internship program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He leaves his mother, Angeline Nieskens, a sister, Wanda Paisano, and his life partner, Patrick Cournil.
ARNE EMIL TANGHERLINI '83mcl died May 6 in Exeter, N.H. A teacher and writer, he formerly worked at the Johns Hopkins Institute for the Academic Advancement of Youth, in Baltimore. From 1972 to 1977 he lived with his family in the Philippines, where he chaired the humanities department at the International School of Manila and wrote a column for the Evening Paper of Manila. On his return to the United States he settled in Exeter to write full-time. He was the author of Smart Kids: How Academic Talent Is Nurtured in America and a novel, Leo@fergusrules.com. He leaves his wife, Gina (Apostol), a daughter, Nastasia, his mother, Jane Kjems, his father, Frank '48, and three brothers, Timothy '85, Daniel, and Niels.
ROLAND TILMAN HEACOCK II '84 died in May 1995 in a nursing facility in Southington, Conn., from injuries he suffered in an automobile accident at the start of his senior year at Harvard. A former resident of Leverett House, he had planned to go into medicine.
MICHELE CHRISTINE BATCABE '87cl, of Alameda, Cal., committed suicide on January 8. She leaves her parents, George and Carolyn, and a brother, John.
SEEBERT J. GOLDOWSKY, M.D. '32, died November 5 in Providence. A retired physician and author, he practiced general surgery in Providence before becoming the first full-time medical director of Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Rhode Island in 1972. He was former chief of surgery at Miriam Hospital, clinical lecturer in surgery at Brown University, and for 27 years served as editor-in-chief of the Rhode Island Medical Society Journal. He had a lifelong interest in medical and Jewish history and published many articles in scientific and historical journals. He was a past president of the Rhode Island Jewish Historical Association and of the Rhode Island League of Historical Societies. He leaves his wife, Bonnie (Nisson) '32.
GEORGE HERBERT HITCHINGS, Ph.D. '33, S.D. '87, died February 27 in Chapel Hill, N.C. He was chief researcher and biochemist with Burroughs Wellcome Co. (now Glaxo Wellcome P.L.C.) for 33 years. In 1988 he and his longtime collaborator, Gertrude Elion, S.D. '98, shared the Nobel Prize in Medicine for work that led to the creation of drugs to treat leukemia, gout, malaria, and disorders of the human immunity system and eventually made organ transplants possible. Their discoveries led to the development of AZT and pioneered the biochemical approach to chemotherapy, but as industry scientists, they were long overlooked by the Nobel committee, although credited with revolutionizing drug exploration and design. He leaves his wife, Joyce (Shaver), a daughter, Laramie Brown, and a son, Thomas '67.
CHARLES WILLIAM HENRY OECHLER, LL.B. '33, died May 29 in New York City. He was a retired partner in the New York law firm of Kelley, Drye & Warren, where he spent his entire legal career. During World War II he served as administrative officer of a dive-bomber squadron in the Pacific fleet. He leaves a brother, William, Ph.D. '42.
BARRETT PARKER, A.M. '35, of Brunswick, Me., died February 21. He was a retired Foreign Service officer. A veteran of World War II, he was made a chevalier of the Légion d'Honneur by the French government for his work in France at the conclusion of hostilities. He enjoyed his 23 years of retirement in Maine, entering enthusiastically into town life. He leaves his wife, Pamela (Smeeton), and a son Hugh.
LEO LAVERNE MITCHELL, TUP '54, of Sacramento, died March 15. He was a labor leader who, during 42 years in IBEW Local 1245, helped shape the electrical workers' union into the model many consider it to be. He was a former vice president of the California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO, and former vice chairman of the California State Water Resources Control Board. He also served as a guest lecturer on labor relations at several universities, including Stanford, UC-Berkeley, and the University of Chicago. He leaves his wife, Avis, nine children, and two sisters.
VIRGIL EDWARD MURDOCK, M.Div. '58, died February 14 in Tulsa. A retired clergyman, he served as minister of the First Parish Church United in Westford, Mass., before becoming executive director of the Benevolent Fraternity of Unitarian Churches, in Boston, a post he held for 23 years. He leaves his wife, Betty, a daughter, Lisa Smalley, and seven brothers and sisters.
CAREL VAN CREVELD, AMP '58, has died. He was general manager of Procter & Gamble for the Benelux countries and a major figure in the musical life of Brussels for many years. He was first executive vice president of the International Queen Elisabeth of Belgium Music Competition and a longtime patron of a weekly concert series in the Musée d'Art Ancien. The museum's auditorium was recently named in honor of him and his wife, Dora, who has presided over the concert series since 1955 and who survives him.
MARGARET HENDERSON FLOYD, BI '71, died October 18, 1997, in Boston. She was a professor of art and architectural history at Tufts University for more than 20 years and a specialist in the architectural history of Boston. She was the author of Henry Hobson Richardson: A Genius for Architecture, Architecture after Richardson, and Architectural Education and Boston. An ardent advocate for historic preservation, she spearheaded efforts to restore the Robert Treat Paine House, a design of Richardson's in Stonehurst. She leaves her husband, William '52, a daughter, Juliet, Ph.D. '90, and two sons, Douglas '79 and Robert.
CHARLOTTE MARGARETE TEUBER-WECKERSDORF, Ph.D. '78, died February 16 in Vienna. She was a professor of political science at the University of Vienna and earlier at Emmanuel College, in Boston. She was known for her research on developing countries and for her work as a UN consultant on the Middle East, especially Palestine. She leaves no immediate survivors.
MARIA ESTELA SIMÕES COUTO BERGER, Ph.D. '94, died June 10, 1997, in Portugal. A specialist in Portuguese literature, she was a member of the faculty at Universidade do Algarve and formerly taught at Tufts University. Her survivors include her husband, Jason.
DANIEL B. MCGILLIS, deputy director of the Center for Criminal Justice at Harvard Law School, died April 23 in Milton, Mass. A public-policy analyst, he also worked for Abt Associates in Cambridge for many years. His knowledge of mediation and dispute resolution took him around the world, and he contributed to justice reform in the governments of Guatemala, Ireland, Israel, and Russia. He leaves his wife, Noreen (Vaughn), two daughters, Patricia and Alana, two sons, Alec McGillis and Philip Archambault, his mother, Helen, and a sister, Virginia Miller.
REED CLARK ROLLINS, Ph.D. '41, died April 28 in Boston. He was a professor emeritus of botany and the former director of the Gray Herbarium at Harvard, where he taught for 30 years before retiring in 1978. During World War II he worked on the U.S. Department of Agriculture's emergency guayule rubber research project, which eventually enabled the production of three million pounds of rubber from the guayule plant after access to natural rubber from Asia was cut off. He leaves his wife, Kathryn, a daughter, Linda White, a son, Richard, two stepdaughters, Sydney Roby and Helen Roby, a sister, Alene Carter, and a brother, S.P.
RONALD MARTIN FOSTER '17scl died February 2 in BrickTownship, N.J. He was a retired professor of mathematics at the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn (now Brooklyn Polytechnic University). As head of his department from 1943 to 1961, he created its doctoral program and made a point of hiring female and black faculty members and offered jobs to mathematicians who had been fired elsewhere for their political views. Earlier he spent 26 years with the research and development department at AT&T, later Bell Labs, where his study of antenna arrays and directive radiation laid the foundation for the development, years later, of sonar and radar. At AT&T he developed the Foster Reactance Theorem and co-wrote, with George A. Campbell, Fourier Integrals for Practical Applications, a reference work still used by engineers and physicists. After retiring he continued to do research, mostly in electrical network theory, for more than 30 years. He leaves four sons, Ronald '47, Hubert '50, Theodore, and Alan; his wife, Annabel (Conover), died in 1978.
DUNCAN HICKS READ '19 died March 14 in Middleburg, Va. He was a retired banker and a naval air veteran of both world wars. Between the wars he worked in his father's investment firm, Dillon, Read & Co., and later as vice president of Fiduciary Trust Co. After World War II he reorganized the Middleburg National Bank and ran it for several years, apart from a two-year term as deputy administrator of the Small Business Administration. The Commonwealth of Virginia recognized his amateur astronomical activities, including his donation of equipment to several schools, in 1980; he studied 13 solar eclipses in his lifetime and was proud of having seen Halley's Comet twice. He leaves a daughter, Pamela Peck '56; his wife, Aldona (Smoluchowska), and another daughter, Caroline, predeceased him.
HYMAN M. ANDELMAN '20, of Amherst, Mass., died December 24, 1997. He was retired partner and treasurer in New Public Market, a retail-foods concern in Attleboro. Later he was a director of The Book Mart, in Taunton. He leaves his wife, Zelma, and a daughter, Jane Taubman '64.
WILLIAM HOBBS GOODWIN '20, M.B.A. '22, of Milton, Mass., died February 19. He was a retired securities broker with Tucker, Anthony & R.L. Day. He leaves a daughter, Joan Kinne; his wife, Ruth (Kempton), predeceased him.
CHARLES BURTON GULICK JR. '21, of Springfield, Vt., died January 23. After a 38-year career as an industrial-textiles salesman in Baltimore, he worked as a substitute teacher in Springfield.
JOHN MORGAN WOODBRIDGE III '22, M.B.A. '25, Ed.M. '30, of Southbury, Conn., died February 26. He was a retired business professor and founding chairman of the department of business administration at Bloomfield (N.J.) College.
GORDON HARRIS BROWNE '23, of Tucson, died February 1. A retired CIA officer who held consular posts in Morocco, Yemen, Pakistan, and Borneo, he was the recipient of the Presidential Medal for Merit, and of the Silver Star for his service in North Africa during World War II. He was an avid fisherman. He leaves his wife, Eleanor, and a daughter, Joan Bourgoin.
COLIN LAWRENCE COOMBS '23, of Camden, Me., died October 30, 1997. He was retired manager of H. K. Webster, a feed-manufacturing plant in Richford, Vt.
CARROLL HARRINGTON '24 died January 21 in Smithfield, R.I. He was retired treasurer of Howard Realty Co., in Providence, and a leader in that city's business community. A former Rhode Island champion in squash and clay-court tennis, he was nationally ranked in father-son tennis and in Over 70 and Over 80 singles and doubles; he and his late wife, Katherine (Stiles), won countless doubles tournaments. He leaves two sons, Robert '47 and Carroll '53, a daughter, Katherine Pillsbury, and a brother, Gerald '30, LL.B. '33.
ERNEST GEORGE GEBELEIN '25, of Taunton, Mass., died March 22. He founded Eureka Manufacturing Co., makers of chests and containers for silverware and jewelry, then sold the company to Reed and Barton in 1966 and became a banker, serving as director of First Machinists National Bank and president of Bristol County Savings Bank. He was a director of the Old Colony Historical Society and also chaired a committee that mounted a successful two-year campaign to clean up the polluted Taunton River. He leaves two daughters, June Finch and Margaret Kerr, a son, Robert '56, and a brother, Arthur '33; his wife, Roberta (Seaver), predeceased him.