THEODORE LOCKE TEWKSBURY JR. '41 died March 4 in Peterborough, N.H. A naval veteran of World War II, he was a longtime sales representative for Trostel Leather Co., of Milwaukee. After moving to Peterborough, he and his wife ran their own business, Tewksbury's Fine Hand Craft and Art Gallery. He leaves his wife, Roberta (Smith), a daughter, Laura Horne, and a son, Theodore.
MALCOLM THOMPSON '41 died February 27 in Concord, Mass. A retired Foreign Service officer, he served in Germany, Syria, Greece, and Turkey. After retiring, he volunteered with the Concord Council on Aging, Minuteman Home Care, and Meals on Wheels. In World War II he served as a gunnery officer on a destroyer in the Pacific. He leaves his wife, Marion (Albert), a daughter, Cynthia Knauss, and a brother, Henry '39, M.B.A. '41.
PHILADELPHIA CARPENTER ANDREWS '42 died March 7 in Cambridge. She was coordinator of Cambridge-Somerville Elders, a support group for the visually impaired, sponsored by Vision Foundation Inc., and an active Radcliffe alumna. She leaves a daughter, Philadelphia Andrews-Broughton, two sons, Richard and David, and a brother, Harry Carpenter.
JONAS ALEXANDER BARISH '42mcl, Ph.D. '53, died April 1 in Oakland, Cal. He was professor emeritus of English at Berkeley, where he taught for 37 years. An historian of the theater and an authority on Jonson and Shakespeare, he was the author of The Antitheatrical Prejudice, which won the American Theater Association's Hewitt Award, and Ben Jonson and the Language of Prose Comedy. He leaves his wife, Mildred (Seaquist), two daughters, Judith '88 and Rachel '89, and a sister, Grace Pologe.
JOHN WILLIAM LINZEE III '42, S.T.M. '54, of Berlin, Mass., died October 15, 1997. He served several churches in the 1950s and later practiced law. He leaves his wife, Faith (Andrews), a daughter, Jill, and two sons, John and Kendall.
LEO ROST '42cl, of Boynton Beach, Fla., died August 26, 1997. A writer who lived for many years in the Bahamas, he was also the former owner of two hotels, a nightclub, and the well-known Blackbeard's Tavern. Among his works are a novel, The Conch Eaters, and several plays. His survivors include his wife, Margo (Henry).
RICHARD GABRIEL TANSEY '42mcl, Ph.D. '50, died February 20 in San Jose, Cal. He was a retired professor of fine arts at San Jose State University. A labor activist, he was the organizer and first president of Local 1362, American Federation of Teachers, at San Jose State in 1960-61. His survivors include his wife, Luraine (Collins).
ROY CAMPBELL CHAPIN '43, formerly of Port Republic, N.J., died June 27, 1997.
MAURICIO TIRSO OBREGON '43 died February 7 in Bogotá. An historian, aviator, and former Harvard Overseer, he was a past president of the International Federation of Civil Aviation and former director of Avianca, the Colombian airline; past president of ACPO, the Colombian educational radio and publishing network; and founder of the MIT-Harvard Club of Colombia. He also served as Colombian ambassador-at-large in the Caribbean. His books include Colombian Manual of Air Regulations and Aviation Law, The Caribbean as Columbus Saw It (with Samuel Eliot Morison), Ulysses Airborne, and Argonauts to Astronauts. His many honors included membership in the French Legion of Honor. His survivors include his wife, Lita.
ANNE BOWNS SAYRE '43cl died March 13 in Bridgewater, N.J. She was a writer and lawyer whose 1975 book Rosalind Franklin and DNA helped establish the key role played by the British crystallographer in the discovery of the double helix. Sayre's years of research revealed that Franklin might have been only weeks away from making the DNA discovery herself when her associate, Maurice Wilkins, showed her diffraction X-ray photograph of a DNA molecule to Francis H.C. Crick without her permission. Sayre worked as a legal-aid lawyer in Riverhead, N.Y., before becoming town justice in Head of the Harbor, her hometown. She leaves her husband, David.
HERMAN ELIJAH GROSSMAN '44mcl died February 16 in Kfar Saba, Israel. A rabbi, he served congregations in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and New York before beginning a 20-year chaplaincy at the VA Medical Center in Northport, N.Y. He retired as a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force Reserve; afterwards he moved with his family to Israel. He leaves his wife, Rosalind (Gewirtz), three sons, Tuvia, Joel, and Daniel, and two brothers, Joseph and M. William '49,.
THOMAS NEWELL METCALF JR. '44, LL.B. '49, died March 5 in Beaufort, S.C. He was a Foreign Service officer for 18 years before becoming an investment and financial adviser with the Boston firm Charles A. Collins Inc. He leaves his wife, Patricia (Thompson), three sons, Thomas, Jonathan, and Patrick, two sisters, Joan Lee and Diana Stainow, and brother, Robert '51.
WILLIAM HOWARD BERMAN '46cl, LL.B. '50cl, died February 3 in Bethesda, Md. He was retired senior vice president and general counsel of Comsat Corp. Earlier he worked on the legal staff of the Atomic Energy Commission, was deputy general counsel of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, and directed the Atomic Energy Research Project at the University of Michigan Law School. He was the coauthor of three books on nuclear regulation. A past president of Friends of the National Zoo, he was also a prize-winning sculptor of animal bronzes and a breeder of champion dogs. He leaves his second wife, Ruth (Biggerstaff), two daughters, Jill Levy and Katherine, a son, William '76, and a brother, Sheldon '44.
FRANKLIN HODGDON NICHOLS JR. '46, of Guilford, Conn., died March 18. He was a watercolorist and teacher who had worked as marketing director for Reader's Digest International. He was former New England regional chairman of the English Speaking Union. He leaves his wife, Joy (Hallock), three daughters, Nancy, Robin Carter, and Louise, a son, Franklin, and five stepsons; his first wife, Louise (Newell), predeceased him.
WILLIAM EDWARD REEVES '46cl, of Providence, died February 13. An internist and geriatrician, and a specialist in home care for the confined elderly, he made housecalls and nursing home visits throughout Rhode Island. He leaves his wife, Joan (Ress), three daughters, Ellen '83, Ed.M. '86, Caroline '84, Ph.D. '98, and Pamela, seven sisters, Shirley, Norma Rachlin, Dorris Berger, Ruth Patashnick, Eleanor Hoffman, June Boyce, and Martha, and three brothers, Abbot, Channing, and Bruce '57.
KENDALL GARDNER RUSSELL '46, M.B.A. '48, died March 7 in Naples, Fla. He was retired chairman and president of Wain-Roy Inc., of Hubbardston, Mass., a manufacturer of construction equipment. He leaves his wife, Stella (Desmarais), and two daughters, Linda and Loraine Gurney; his first wife, Elaine (Becker), died in 1981.
CALVIN GALE SELLENS '46 died February 1 in Tucson. He was a retired banker who had served two terms in the Colorado legislature. Formerly board chairman and chief executive officer of Denver National Bank, he became a division vice president of Affiliated Bankshares of Colorado Inc. In retirement he was a director of Union Bank and Trust. He leaves his wife, Kay (Cimino), two daughters, Linda Bogacz and Diane Smith, a son, William, and two stepdaughters, Patricia Frye and Cathrine Krimme; another son, Mark, died in 1986.
FRANK HOLDER COYNE '47, M.B.A. '51, AMP '66, died March 28 in Carmel, Cal. A Harvard benefactor, he retired as executive vice president of Miami Corp., an investment and venture-capital firm. Earlier he worked for Burlington Northern and Southern Pacific Rail, where he helped develop a computer system to monitor train operations. He leaves his wife, Shirley (Donohue) '49.
LAWRENCE EDWARD MCGOURTY '47cl died March 15 in Brattleboro, Vt. A retired footwear retailing executive, he had been president of Thom McAn Shoe Co. and vice president of marketing and development for Melville Shoe Corp. He was a trustee of Old Sturbridge Village and the Higgins Armory Museum, and a member of the collections committee of the Worcester Art Museum. He served in the navy during World War II. He leaves his wife, Philomene (Gilman), two daughters, Maura Coulter and Martha Kelleher, two sons, Lawrence and Eric, a sister, Ellen Belden, and two brothers, John and William.
SHERMAN FRANKLIN GROSSMAN '48mcl died July 30, 1995, in Honolulu. A banker, he was past president of the Investment Society of Hawaii.
WALTHER HEAD BUCHEN '49, of Belvedere, Cal., died March 11. He was a financial manager with a passion for history, a published poet, and a gifted storyteller. During World War II he was a ball-turret gunner in a B-17 bomber. He leaves his wife, Wendy (Smith), a daughter, Lucy Hines, and two sons, Christopher and Richard.
ROBERT GEORGE BEATSON BLAIR WALLACE '49 died February 20 in Fort Pierce, Fla. He was a former business editor and financial columnist for the Boston Globe, where he worked for nearly 30 years. His columns chronicled changes in the way the public invested, focusing on the growth of the mutual-fund industry, which began in Boston; he encouraged do-it-yourself investing, belittling the need for stockbrokers and professional financial planners. His book Learning to Invest is now in its third printing. A longtime resident of Wayland, Mass., he served on the Republican town committee and on the advisory board of the Parents Counseling Service at the high school. He leaves his wife, Judith (Koch), a daughter, Laura O'Connor, two sons, Joseph and James, two sisters, a brother, and his beloved dog, Dusty.
ALEXANDER JACKSON '50, M.B.A. '55, of East Hampton, N.Y., died March 5. A retired vice president at First National Bank, in New York City, he was also a Harvard benefactor. He sat on the boards of several charitable foundations, including the Fresh Air Fund; in East Hampton, he was a board member of the public library and a director of the historical society. He leaves a sister, Joan Forte, and a brother, Richard '42.
ANDREW ALEXANDER ROBEY '50 died March 30 in Gloucester, Mass. After submarine duty in World War II, he worked as an insurance agent for many years. He had a lifelong love of boats. He leaves his wife, Margaret (Keiler), two daughters, Robin Robey-Rich and Harriet, two sons, A. Alexander and John, two stepsons, William and Nicholas Hanna, a sister, Harriet Myers, and two brothers, John '47, M.D. '51, and Ames '53.
PETER NEW TUGMAN '50, of Portland, Ore., died November 8, 1997.
WILLIAM MOORE TWADELL '51, M.B.A. '58, of Marblehead, Mass., died February 24. He was retired planning manager at Gen Rad Inc., and a lieutenant colonel in the Marine Corps Reserve. He leaves his wife, Carol (Herrling), a daughter, Megan Riera, two sons, Daniel and Peter, a sister, Joan, and a brother, James.
JOHN FRANCIS LEARY JR. '52 died February 23 in Naples, Fla. A retired businessman and private investor, he was former proprietor of C. Leary & Co. and Leary's Spirits, of Newburyport, Mass. He leaves his wife, Mary (Crowley), three daughters, Kathleen Livermore, Mary Ann, and Joanne, and three sons, John, Michael, and Timothy.