FRANCIS NEEDHAM MILLETT '25 died January 18 in Waterbury, Conn. He was a partner in the Boston firm of Anderson & Millett before becoming a trust officer and secretary of Marine-Midland Bank, in New York City. After retiring, he worked as a broker for Smith-Barney and served for eight years as receiver of taxes in New Castle, N.Y., where he was named Man of the Year in 1987. He leaves a daughter, Joan Coon, a son, Francis '54, and a sister, Rebecca Sibley; his wife, Deborah (Wood), and another son, Winthrop, predeceased him.
ALBERT PAUL JEROME DESSAUER '26, of Waban, Mass., died last December. He was a retired psychologist and had served on the executive committee of the Harvard Club of New Jersey.
THOMAS SENIOR BERRY '27cl, Ph.D. '38, died February 23 in Richmond, Va. He was a professor emeritus of economics at the University of Richmond, where he taught for 22 years. Earlier he worked as an economist for the Public Housing Administration. He was the author of a seminal 1936 book, Western Prices before 1861: A Study of the Cincinnati Market, which laid the statistical groundwork for many later analyses of long-term trends. He leaves his wife, Mary Ellen (Fink), two daughters, Betsy Collins and Mary Beth White, three sons, John, David, and Thomas, a stepson, Charles Palmer, and a sister, Kathleen.
JOSEPH FACTOR '27, of Belmont, Mass., died March 13. He was a retired physician who practiced obstetrics and gynecology in Cambridge for 35 years. He leaves a son, Sol, and a sister, Ann Kay; his wife, Bernice (Loewenstein), Ed.M. '49, and a daughter, Rachel Gait, predeceased him.
ELINOR HUGHES JACOBUS '27 died February 28 in Patchogue, Long Island, N.Y. Immediately after graduating from Radcliffe she became a theater critic for the Boston Herald, a post she held for more than 40 years. A collection of her erudite reviews was published as a book, Passing Through to Broadway. She leaves two stepsons, John '52 and David '49; her husband, David, predeceased her.
ELIZABETH SACHS JONES '27 died February 10 in Westwood, Mass. The former director of community relations at Massachusetts General Hospital, she had also been a trustee of Peter Bent Brigham Hospital and a director of the New England Conservatory. She leaves a daughter, Lucy Weiss, two sons, Paul Weiss and Robert Weiss '54, and a sister, Celia Stillwell; two husbands, Soma Weiss and Victor Jones, predeceased her.
THELMA VALENTINE MACKEEN '28, of Cochituate, Mass., died February 5. She leaves a daughter, Audrey Mason, a son, John, and a brother, Donald Valentine.
PAUL HANSON '29, S.B. '30, died October 20, 1997, in Lexington, Mass. He retired as the New England representative of August Sauter of America, a New York-based manufacturer and marketer of precision scales, analytical balances, microscopes, and metal-hardness testers. Earlier he spent 22 years with General Radio.
ROLLIN HOSMER NORRIS '29scl, S.M. '31, died January 16 in Schenectady, N.Y. He spent 39 years as a consulting engineer in the Research and Development Center at General Electric Co. A specialist in heat transfer, he won the Pi Tau Sigma Gold Medal as the most outstanding young American mechanical engineer in the decade 1931-41, and in 1950 received the Coffin Award, GE's highest citation for technical achievement. He was also a founding member of the Niskayuna Consumers Cooperative and the Schenectady Winter Sports Club. He leaves his wife, Elizabeth (Plummer), two daughters, Anne Bailey and Dorothy Neff, and a son, Richard '57, S.M. '58.
PHILIP WINEGAR ROUNDS '29cl, died November 1, 1997, in Red Bank, N.J. He was a retired electrical engineer with Bell Laboratories, in Murray Hill. His survivors include his wife, Alice.
BEAUVEAU BORIE BEALS '30, formerly of Wyndmoor, Pa., died October 29, 1997. He was retired advertising manager in the Wiedemann division of Warner & Swasey Co., in Cleveland. His survivors include his wife, Beatrice (Irving).
EDMUND BENNETT FLYNN '30, of Walpole, Mass, died February 9. He was retired president of Norfolk Asphalt Co., in Walpole, and past president of the Massachusetts Asphalt Paving Association. He leaves his wife, Alice (Rich), and a daughter, Claire Cisternelli.
WALDO HOWLAND '30 died February 26 in Fort Myers, Fla. He was cofounder and co-owner, with his brother, Llewellyn '35, of the Concordia Co., which sells and repairs racing and cruising yachts and is acclaimed for its Columbia Yawls and Beetle Cats. A trustee emeritus of the Mystic Seaport Museum, he was influential in preserving some of the nation's treasured wooden vessels. He also wrote A Life in Boats: The Years before the War and A Life in Boats: The Concordia Years; a third volume awaits publication. Besides his brother, he leaves a daughter, Katherine Means, and four sons, Charles '65, Waldo, Kinnaird '66, and Thomas.
HERBERT ELLSWORTH STOKINGER '30 died February 11 in Cincinnati. An internationally known toxicologist, he had been director of the Cincinnati Toxicology Program of the U.S. Public Health Service's Division of Occupational Health (now the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health). He was instrumental in the development of threshold limit values, or TLVs, for exposure to chemicals in the workplace. He was a past chairman of the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists and of the toxicology committee for U.S. Public Health Service drinking-water standards, and a 20-year member of the editorial board of Archives of Environmental Health. He leaves his wife, Helen (Ackerman), a daughter, Janet, and a sister, Elva Warford.
JAMES FORD CLAPP JR. '31cl, M.Arch. '35, died January 22 in Scottsdale, Ariz. A retired principal with Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbott and former president of the Boston Architectural Center, he specialized in designing academic libraries, including Harvard's Lamont Library and Dartmouth's Fairchild Center. Among his lasting innovations was the open stack. He was also an authority on ancient coins and a past president of the Boston Numismatic Society. He leaves two daughters, Susan Colannino and Deborah Clapp-Redfern, and a son, James '57.
ALBERT MAURICE FREIBERG '31, J.D. '34, M.B.A. '39cl, D.C.S. '41, died February 2 in Amberley Village, Ohio. A retired attorney, he maintained his own law practice in Cincinnati for half a century. For several years he also taught a business course at Xavier University. He was an active volunteer with the Jewish Welfare Fund and Bureau of Jewish Education, and an ardent traveler who wrote Around the World on a Stationary Bike. He leaves his wife, Roslyn (Goldman), a daughter, Susan, and three sons, David, Daniel, and Jonathan.
JOHN HANDY HENSHAW '31 died March 9 in Brunswick, Me. The retired president of PPG Industries International, formerly Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co., he was also a lifelong sailor, a fisherman, and an avid gardener. He leaves two sons, John '56 and Weld '59, LL.B. '63; his wife, Alice (Stevens), died in 1983.
PAUL ALLISON KETCHUM '31, of Wellfleet, Mass., died February 17. He retired as vice president in the trade-sales glass division of PPG Industries. He leaves his wife, Frances (Blaser), a daughter, Elizabeth Noling, and two sons, Ezekiel '57 and John; his first wife, Elizabeth (Sargent), and another daughter, Susan Gleason, predeceased him.
EDWARD JACOB LEVENSON '31, of Newton, Mass., died February 14. A retired internist, he maintained a solo medical practice in Boston for 43 years. He leaves three sons, Richard, Paul, and Robert; his wife, Esther (Silin), predeceased him.
MARIE DERVIN MACINTYRE '31cl, A.M. '33, of Melrose, Mass., died February 27. She leaves no immediate survivors.
MARTIN S. MYERSON '31, of Newton, Mass., died February 4. He was a photographer and former president of Myerson Tooth Corp., in Cambridge. He leaves his wife, Merle (Lichtenstein), two sons, Joel and William, and two brothers, Alvan and Richard.
RICHARD LOCKWOOD TOWER '31cl died January 6 in Little River, Cal. A retired investment counselor, he was also an expert on the military and economic history of the Confederate States of America; his collection of Confederate books and historical materials forms the core of the research library of the South Carolina Historical Society, in Charleston. He was the former chairman of the board of trustees of the Cate School, in Santa Barbara, where he had taught history and served as assistant headmaster in the 1930s. He leaves a son, Richard, two stepdaughters, Alice Fisher and Priscilla Upton, and two stepsons, August Belmont '61, M.B.A. '63 and John Belmont '61; his wife, Elizabeth (Saltonstall), predeceased him.
DANIEL BLISS DORMAN '32cl, M.D. '36, of Lenox, Mass., died February 4. The dean of obstetricians and gynecologists in the Berkshire Hills, he was the former longtime chief of staff at Pittsfield General Hospital; when it merged with St. Luke's Hospital to become Berkshire Medical Center, he became the new institution's first chief of staff. An adjunct professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and a clinical instructor in postgraduate medicine at Albany Medical College, he was also a past president of the Berkshire Medical Society. He leaves his wife, Dorothy (Merrill), a daughter, Priscilla Hall, four sons, John, M.D. '67, Timothy, Alan, and Christopher, a sister, Belle Rugh, and two brothers, Gerald '25 and John '36, A.M. '42.
WALTER FRANK JR. '32, of Sun City West, Ariz., died December 11, 1997. He was a retired executive with American Investment Co., a commercial finance firm in Chicago. His survivors include his wife, Elaine (Kahn).
JOHN FRANCIS JOYCE '32, M.A.T. '52, of Fitchburg, Mass., died May 9, 1997. He was retired assistant principal of Leominster High School, where he taught English, German, and dramatics.
JAMES PETER SHOVLIN JR. '32, of Menlo Park, Cal., died March 9, 1996. He was a founding partner in the San Francisco civil-defense firm Shovlin and Babin, and later operated his own law practice for many years.
EDMUND DEFOREST CURTIS JR. '33, of Wilmington, Del., died April 20, 1993. He was a retired probation and parole officer for the State of Delaware. In retirement he worked part time as an alcoholism counselor. He enjoyed collecting stamps.