GORDON WALLACE PHILIP '52 died January 31 in Seattle. A retired naval captain, he served in Korea and Vietnam and later practiced orthopedic surgery. He leaves his wife, M. LaVonne (Carlson), a daughter, Dee Ann White, two sons, Douglas and Donald, a sister, Jo Dratz, and a brother, Robert '45, M.P.H. '53; a third son, David, died in 1994.
JACK LAWRENSON WAGNER '52, of Alexandria, Va., died November 18, 1997. A management consultant, he was president of JLW Research Associates. Earlier he was an officer of the Federal Energy Administration, director of Corporate Communications Interpace Corp., executive vice president of Equity Research Associates, and senior vice president of Model Roland & Co. His survivors include his wife, June (Avers), two daughters, April and Elizabeth, and two sons, Wayne and Ralph.
ANDY MIKIO ICHIKI '54, of Honolulu, died October 27, 1997. He was a partner in the law firm of Carlsmith Ball Wichman Case & Ichiki.
ROBERT ALLEN SMAILS '54 died January 21 in Huntington, N.Y. He was vice president of Stone and Webster Management Consultants, in Manhattan, for 27 years. A longtime resident of Cold Spring Harbor, he was a past president of the district school board. In retirement he tutored for Literacy Volunteers of America. He leaves two daughters, Kristen and Lisa McDugall, a son, Peter, and his former wife, Gretchen (Rademaker).
DAVID JUDAH LEVINSON '55cl, LL.B. '58, of San Francisco, died August 24, 1997. An insurance broker and attorney, he was vice president of Levinson Insurance Services, in San Francisco. His survivors include his wife, Lenore (Bromberg).
JAMES BRADY MOSELEY '55 died April 9 in Boston. He was a former Republican state representative and chairman of the board of Suffolk Downs race track, in East Boston; from 1981 to 1983 he served on the State Racing Commission. A founder of the Conservation Law Foundation and director of the Fund for the Preservation of Wildlife and Natural Areas, he also played a major role in establishing the Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. He was an avid transatlantic yachtsman and breeder of thoroughbreds. He leaves his wife, J. Patricia (Little), three daughters, Virginia '84, Ailsa, and Joan Frost, a sister, Ailsa Crawford, and a brother, Frederick '51.
ROBERT FILLMORE LOVETT JR. '56, M.B.A. '60, died February 9 in an automobile accident near Reno. A retired investment counselor, he worked at Scudder Stevens & Clark in Cincinnati before becoming a co-founder and principal of Hanson Investment Management Co., in San Rafael, Cal. He was a past president of the Harvard Club of Cincinnati and an ardent naturalist who had looked forward to devoting his energies to environmental causes during his retirement. He leaves his wife, Sara (Newcomb), who was injured in the accident, three sons, Robert '87, Andrew '89, and Edward, and three sisters, Emily Mannion, Edith Bogardus, and Linda Crawford..
DWIGHT EDWARD BISHOP '57, of Cherry Hills Village, Colo., died December 26, 1997. He worked as a market researcher and corporate planner for Manville Corp., a Denver manufacturer and marketer of building materials, for 30 years. He leaves his wife, Marcia (Hewitt), and a brother, David.
DONALD LOUIS HOCEVAR '57, LL.B. '60, died March 9 in Farmington, Mich. He practiced law with the firm of Dickenson, Wright, McKean & Cudlip before becoming a mathematics teacher at Detroit Country Day School. He was a national championship bridge player and an active Harvard alumnus. He leaves two brothers, Richard '70, D.M.D. '74, and David.
PETER WALLACE MACKY '57 died April 10, 1997, in New Wilmington, Pa. He had chaired the department of religion and philosophy at Westminster College. He was the author of Saint. Paul's Cosmic War Myth: The Military Version of the Gospel, part of the Westminster College Library of Biblical Symbolism, of which he was editor. A member of the varsity swim team in college, he continued to swim competitively until falling ill two years ago. His survivors include his wife, Nancy (Space).
JUDITH PEARLMAN WOLFSON '57, of West Hartford, Conn., died February 16. She leaves her husband, Nicholas, J.D. '56, a daughter, Amy '82, a son, Adam '84, and a brother, Daniel Pearlman.
ARTHUR VINCENT CURLEY '59 died March 31 in Swampscott, Mass. During his tenure as director of the Boston Public Library, from 1985 to 1996, he weathered cuts in state funding and oversaw plans for the restoration of the library's McKim Building, in Copley Square. Earlier he served as deputy director of research libraries for the New York and Detroit public libraries. He was a past president of the Association of Research Libraries and the American Library Association. He leaves two daughters, Susan Clancy and Ellen, three sisters, Nancy Corrigan, Jeanne Flood, and Barbara Cook, a brother, Paul, and a beloved companion, Marianne Burke.
DAVID GILL '59 died February 10 in Essex, Conn. He was president of Peerles Handcuff Co., in Springfield, Mass. He leaves his wife, Sonya (Suydam), two stepsons, Garth and Geoffrey Hoffman, and a brother, Bradford.
JAMES ARTHUR SHARAF '59mcl, LL.B. '65, of Hupper Island, Me., died February 25. He worked in the Massachusetts attorney general's office under Edward Brooke and in the firm of Haussermann, Davison & Shattuck before serving as Harvard's assistant general counsel from 1970 to 1986. A specialist in copyright law, he also represented Little, Brown and Co., Harvard University Press, and the Harvard Libraries. He was former director of Friends of the (Boston) Public Garden and an accomplished cook. He leaves a daughter, Katherine, and a son, Benjamin.
BARBARA BENSON CROWTHER '60 died February 26 in Palmyra, Va. She worked as business manager of her husband's law firm and also served as chairman of a community mental health board. She leaves her husband, F. Bosley, a daughter, Barbara Marziali, a son, F. Bosley, a sister, M. Ophelia Benson, and a brother, Edward Benson.
RICHARD CYRIL SLANSKY '62mcl died January 16 while visiting San Jose, Cal. Director of the theoretical division at Los Alamos National Laboratory, he was a leading theoretical physicist in the area of elementary particles. He gained international recognition for his seminal work on the strong nuclear force and on application of the mathematics of group theory to unified theories of the basic laws of nature. He served as editor of the journal Physics Reports and was also an avid outdoorsman and talented musician. He leaves his wife, Helene (Harlem), two daughters, Deborah Ware and Sallie Cohen, a son, Joseph, his parents, Elvera and Cyril, and two sisters, Joanne Wasbauer and Marilyn Hughes; his first wife, Lynne (Hutton), died in 1974.
CONSTANCE DUPEE HSIA '64cl, M.Arch. '68, died March 2 in Boston. A retired architect who specialized in residential renovations and additions, she was a dedicated conservationist who frequently lobbied Congress to promote awareness of environmental issues; in 1993 she earned the Zone I Creative Leadership Award for her efforts. She was also instrumental in the establishment of Chilton House, a Cambridge provider of hospice care, and held her first solo watercolor exhibition last year. She leaves her husband, John, a daughter, Sarah, a son, Jonathan, her mother, Constance Berrien, a sister, Helen Burrage, and a brother, William Dupee.
IVAN ALEXANDROVITCH TCHEREPNIN '64cl, A.M. '69, died April 11 in Boston. A third-generation composer, he directed Harvard's Electronic Music Studio for 25 years. The mixture of acoustic and electronic instruments was a hallmark of his style, which incorporated the influences of John Cage and avant-garde pianist David Tudor. His Double Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra won the prestigious Grawemeyer Award from the University of Louisville in 1996. He was an active organizer in the musical life of the Boston area. He leaves his wife, Sue-Ellen Herschman-Tcherepnin, a daughter, Sarina, three sons, Nicholas, Stefan, and Sergei, and two brothers, Peter '60 and Serge '63.
IRENE MARIE LEARY '67cl, M.B.A. '69, of North Attleboro, Mass., died February 21. A former resident of West Roxbury, she leaves two sisters, Joan Martinez, M.D. '66, and Claire Smith.
WILLIAM BURR BUCKMAN '73cl, of Hamden, Conn., died May 6, 1996. He was a neuropathologist.
EVAN JAY CUTTING '73cl, of Bellevue, Wash., died December 7, 1997. He was corporate labor counsel at Boeing and a former partner in the Washington, D.C., law firm of Baker & Hostetler, where he specialized in labor law. His survivors include his wife, Suzanne (Huehnerfuss).
DAVID PAUL ROBESON '73 died March 27 in New York City. A folklorist and performance artist, he devoted most of his career to researching and preserving the cultural tradition of the African diaspora. He was director of Ancestral Spirits, a performance group in the African-Caribbean tradition of stilt dancers. He leaves his parents, Marilyn and Paul, and a sister, Susan.
DALE EDWARD YELTON '75mcl died February 1 in Seattle of liver failure. A cell biologist and immunologist, he was a senior scientist with Bristol Myers Squibb in Seattle, where his work centered on the research and development of cancer drugs. He was an ardent gardener who was especially admired for his dahlias. He leaves his parents, Jessie and Edward, a sister, Donna Pope, his dear friend, Jon Shane, and his devoted dog, Kasha.
ERIC MARC BREINDEL '77mcl, J.D. '82, died March 7 in New York City from complications of lymphoma. He was a senior vice president of News Corp., which owns the New York Post and the Fox News Channel, and the former editorial-page editor of the Post. Most recently he served as the host of Fox News Watch, a weekly TV program. An influential commentator known for his conservative views, and in particular for his appreciation for the New York City Police Department, he had been named Man of the Year by the Shields, a national police fraternal organization. He leaves his parents, Sonia and Joseph, and a sister, Monique.
SONYA CHOI LEE '92mcl died February 2 in Boston. A bike mechanic, philosopher, artist, marathon runner, gardener, and poet, she completed a law degree at Berkeley, in 1996. She leaves her parents, Whakyung and Hong Yung, and her sister, Sunyung.
DAVID OKRENT '99 died March 15 in Revere, Mass., an apparent suicide. A resident of Cabot House and Evanston, Ill., he had just changed his field of concentration from mathematics to physics. At Cabot House, he hosted a meeting of his math and science classmates every week to work on problem sets and play pool. Last spring he took a semester off and worked several jobs, including helping to build a computer monitoring system for an industrial firm in Chicago. He leaves his parents, Inez and Lawrence, and two sisters, Arika and Sarah.
HARLEN MARTIN ADAMS, A.M. '28, died December 19, 1997, in Chico, Cal. He served for 35 years at California State University, Chico, where he taught speech and drama and served as dean of the schools of arts and sciences and of education, and as executive dean of the college. In retirement, he continued to teach and act in local productions, and to mentor Chico State students until last year. He leaves his wife, Lois (Carman), a daughter, Harlene, two sons, Gordon and Martin, and a sister, Toy Gibson.