PAYSON SIBLEY WILD, Ph.D. '31, died February 23 in Evanston, Ill. He was provost emeritus of Northwestern University. Earlier he was a government professor and dean of the Graduate School of Government at Harvard. He leaves two daughters, Caroline Norris and Marian Wick, and a son, Payson; his wife, Marian, died in 1964.
OLIVER GORDON STONINGTON, Gp '39, died February 4 in Breckenridge, Colo. Head of urology in the surgery department at Colorado University Health Sciences Center, and a 21-year member of the faculty, he was honored nine times as Outstanding Clinical Teacher of the Year and won the American Urologic Association Award for Most Outstanding Research in 1975 for his work on prostate cancer. He leaves his wife, Anne (McDaniel), two daughters, Emily Swanson and Janet, three sons, Grodon, David, and Peter, three stepdaughters, Kathleen Beatty, Nancy Murphy, and Karen Murphy, five sisters, Eleanor White, Elizabeth Richards, Nancy DeLong, Dorothea Lathrop, and Natalie Ferguson, and a brother, John.
MORSE JOHNSON, J.D.'40, died November 5, 1997, in Greenhills, Ohio. A tank commander who took part in the Normandy invasion, he earned five battle stars, the Purple Heart, and the Bronze Star. Later he became active in Democratic politics in Cincinnati. As a lawyer he spent much of his career defending civil rights. A former member of the city planning commission who served as president of the board of park commissioners for 28 years, he was also founding president of the Playhouse in the Park and was active on the theater panel of the National Endowment for the Arts. He leaves his wife, Betty, and two daughters, Elizabeth Fotheringill and Judith.
ROBERT TURNER MERRILL, G '49, died February 9 in Cedar Key, Fla. He was retired chairman and past president of Joseph Turner & Co., a chemical distributor based in Ridgefield, N.J. He leaves a sister, Robin Ogilvie.
ANNETTE ROSENBERG SILBERT, Ph.D. '63, died March 30 in Boston. She was a child psychologist in private practice and in association with Children's Hospital in Boston for many years. Her practice specialized in psychological diagnostics and work with children with congenital heart defects. She leaves a son, Bailey '56, M.Arch. '60, and two sisters, Ruth Rosenberg and Eve Green; she was predeceased by her husband, Leo, and another son, David '58, M.D. '62, who died in April of last year.
KARL MARTIN KRONSTEIN, Ph.D. '64, of South Bend, Ind., died February 24. He was a retired professor of mathematics at Notre Dame, where he taught for 32 years, and an Army veteran who served with the 11th Airborne Division in World War II. He leaves his wife, Mary Ellen, two daughters, Veronika Curtin and Maria Fox, a son, Jonathan, and a brother, Werner.
DAVID CLARENCE MCCLELLAND, professor of psychology at Harvard from 1956 to 1987, died March 27 in Lexington, Mass. An expert on human motivation and entrepreneurship, he was critical of IQ and other personality tests as determining factors for achievement, arguing that it made more sense to evaluate skills and competencies that distinguished star performers. He was the founder of McBer, a consulting firm that helped businesses assess and train employees, and he helped to train business people in India, Ethiopia, and other Third World countries under the aegis of the State Department. His published works include Personality, The Achievement Motive, and The Achieving Society. He leaves his wife, Marian (Adams), five daughters, Catherine Dole, Sarah McMullen, Jabez, Mira, and Usha, and two sons, Duncan, M.Arch. '77, and Nicholas; his first wife, Mary (Sharpless), died in 1980.
MELVIN L. TAYMOR, clinical professor emeritus of gynecology and obstetrics at Harvard Medical School, died March 21 in Newton, Mass. An infertility specialist, he served as chief of gynecology at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital and chief of the division of infertility and reproductive endocrinology at Beth Israel Hospital. He was the first physician in the U.S. to induce ovulation and pregnancy by means of gonadotropin injections; his group at Beth Israel produced New England's first baby by in vitro fertilization in 1984. He was an avid gardener. He leaves his wife, Betty, two daughters, Laurie and Julie, a son, Michael, and a sister, Susanne Wolozin.
HAROLD GOODMAN '16mcl, J.D. '18, of Southfield, Mich., died August 13, 1994. He was a Detroit lawyer who formerly served as an assistant attorney general of Michigan.
RALPH HORWEEN '18, J.D. '29, died May 26 in Charlottesville, Va. The oldest former player of the National Football League, he was a fullback on the unbeaten Harvard team that won the 1920 Rose Bowl. With his brother, Arnold, who was an all-American at Harvard, he joined the NFL in 1921, a year after its founding (see "The College Pump," page 88.) After retiring from the game he became a lawyer, raised cattle, and helped run a family business that has supplied leather for NFL footballs for many years. He leaves two sons, Ralph Stow and Frederick Stow '54.
FRANCES DOANE MARTIN '20, formerly of Buzzards Bay, Mass., died January 21, 1996.
THEODORE DREIER '23cl, S.B. '25, died May 7 in Fairfield, Iowa. In 1933, while a professor at Rollins College, he cofounded the legendary Black Mountain College, in Asheville, N.C., a center of learning and experimentation in the arts that became home to a number of the most creative minds of that era. After financial problems forced the college to close in 1957, he worked as an engineer for General Electric, where he took part in developing a power source for the first nuclear submarine. He leaves his wife, Barbara (Loines), a daughter, Barbara '68, and a son, Theodore '52.
HENRY PEARLMAN '23, J.D. '25, formerly of Newton, Mass., died May 6. He was a retired attorney. He leaves no immediate survivors.
ROBERT CHARLES ROTHENBERG '24cl died June 9 in Cincinnati. He was an internist in private practice in Cincinnati for many years and a clinical professor emeritus in the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, where as recently as 1995 he was teaching medical ethics and the taking of medical histories to first-year students. He was the recipient of the Drake Humanitarian Award of the Medical Foundation of Cincinnati and the 1996 Distinguished Alumni Award of the UC College of Medicine. He leaves his wife, Jean (Westheimer), and two daughters, Claire Grossman and Jo Anne Travis '56.
HAMILTON DE FOREST LOCKWOOD JR. '25, M.B.A. '27, of Boston, died December 26, 1996. He was a retired investment analyst for State Street Research and Management Co., in Boston, and a lifelong summer resident of North Haven, Me. He leaves no immediate survivors.
NORMAN SAUL RABB '25cl died May 4 in West Palm Beach. He was retired senior vice president of Stop & Shop Inc., a founding trustee of Brandeis University, and a Harvard benefactor. He began working for the family business, Economy Grocery Stores Corp., Stop & Shop's predecessor, as a teenager. After World War II he was one of seven Bostonians who struggled against heavy odds to establish Brandeis, the first nonsectarian Jewish-sponsored university in this hemisphere. He was chairman of the board from 1961 to 1967, among the university's most expansive years; its graduate center is named for his parents. He was also former national vice president of the American Jewish Committee and founding president of its New England chapter. He leaves his wife, Eleanor (Epstein), two daughters, Hope Edison '56 and Jane '60, Ph.D. '68, BI '74, Ed.M. '82, a sister, Jeannette Solomon '30, and a brother, Irving '34.
GEORGE BENNETT CRAMER '26, of Charlotte, N.C., died July 12, 1995. He was a retired partner in Cramer & Cramer, the family investment and estate-management firm. Active in community affairs, he was a board member of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and a director of the Charlotte Alcoholism Information Center and the Children's Nature Museum. He was also a past president of the Harvard Club of Charlotte.
ROBERT DOUGLAS DONALDSON JR. '26cl, of Laguna Hills, Cal., died April 1. His was one of the early careers in data processing, using punched cards and later computers. A former manager of data processing at Raytheon Co., he later worked for First National Bank in Boston. After retiring he became a computer consultant in England and Spain. A violist who enjoyed playing in string quartets, he was a former moderator of Lincoln town meeting and a former Lincoln selectman. His survivors include a daughter, Sally Sloan.
CHARLES LEWIS HARDING JR. '26 died April 20 in Marco Island, Fla. He got his start in the family textile business, Harding Tilton Co., and later became president and chief executive officer of Meinhard Greeff & Co., a textile manufacturing firm in New York City. At his retirement he was chairman and chief executive officer of Meinhard Commercial Co., a subsidiary of C.I.T. Financial Corp. Having summered for many years in York Harbor, Me., he moved there after retiring in 1970. He leaves a daughter, Marie, and two sons, Edward '58, AMP '74, and Henry; his wife, Marie (Parish), and a son, Charles, predeceased him.
DAVID ALLEN PIGUET '26, S.B. '27, formerly of San Mateo, Cal., died December 7, 1996. He was a retired district sales manager, pigments and colors, for E. I. Du Pont de Nemours & Co. His survivors include his wife, Helen (Agnew).
RAYMOND EDWIN JOHNSON '27, M.D. '32, died May 20 in Sarasota, Fla. He was a retired physician who maintained a private practice in Newton, Mass., for 43 years and served on the medical staff of Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He leaves his wife, Priscilla (Marshall), and two daughters, Linda and Sally.
JOHN WINTHROP PACKARD '27, Ed.M. '34, died May 13 in Plymouth, Mass. He was a World War II naval aviator who later became an educator. He was former head of the science department at Plymouth High School and also served as an administrator with the Massachusetts Department of Education, in Boston. He was an amateur radio enthusiast and a commercial pilot who enjoyed skywriting. He leaves his wife, Mary (Jenkins), and two sons, John '58 and Thomas.
LEWIS MYER ISAACS JR. '28cl died April 26 in Manhattan. A New York lawyer known for his expertise in housing law, he spent more than five decades practicing with M.S. & I.S. Isaacs, once one of the city's oldest law firms. He chaired several committees of the Bar Association of the City of New York and served for many years as an adviser to the Housing Court. He also sat on Governor Nelson Rockefeller's commission on low-income housing and Mayor Robert Wagner's advisory committee on housing-code enforcement. An early promoter of co-op conversions, he was a member of the Cooperative Housing Lawyers Group, which drafted some of the legal language used in co-op conversions to this day. He leaves a daughter, Carol; his wife, Carrie (Fabrikant), died in 1995.
WILLIAM ABRAHAM KOSHLAND '28cl died May 7 in Manhattan. He was chairman emeritus and former president of Alfred A. Knopf, publishers, where he began working in 1934. In an era when publishers did not travel much, he was one of the first American publishers regularly to attend the Frankfurt Book Fair, and he became associated with several of Knopf's foreign authors, including Thomas Mann, Brendan Behan, and Elizabeth Bowen. He was also responsible for adding Mastering the Art of French Cooking, by Julia Child, Louisette Bertholle, and Simone Beck, to the Knopf list of 1961; that first volume kindled a revolution in American kitchens and led to one of the greatest success stories in all of publishing. He leaves no immediate survivors.
KATHERINE TISDALE ELY '29mcl died March 29 in Salem, Ore. She leaves her husband, Joseph B., two daughters, Charlotte Britton Anderson and Brenda Albus, and two sons, Franklin and Guerdon.
WILLIAM APPLETON RUST '29, M.B.A. '31, died January 6 in Colorado Springs. A former resident of Milton, Mass., he worked as an accountant with the Boston firms of Patterson, Teele & Dennis and Alexander Grant Co. before becoming comptroller for Kyanize Paint Co., of Chelsea. He retired to Colorado Springs in 1980. He was an active member of the Saturday Knights, a local hiking club, until just last year. He leaves his wife, Alexandrine (McKennan), and a daughter, Alexandrine Rose; a son, William, died in 1988.
AUSTEN TOWNSEND GRAY '30, of Roslyn Harbor, Long Island, N.Y., died May 9. An investment counselor, he was former managing director of Trainor Wortham and a former vice president of Chemical Bank New York Trust, in New York City. He was honorary director and a longtime trustee of the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. A sportsman, he traveled yearly to Scotland to shoot grouse, and shot quail in the South for 25 winters. He leaves his wife, Milo, three daughters, Phyllis Heaton, Alice Standteiner, and Pamela Resse, and a son, Austen '68.