MARSHALL BRANSON NUNLIST '30cl died April 17 in Princeton, Mass. He was a self-employed management and engineering consultant and former president and trustee of the Performing Arts School of Worcester. An amateur astronomer who ground the lenses for his telescopes, he was also a skilled painter. He leaves his wife, Juli (Moora), a daughter, Kate, and a son, Mark.
DOROTHY STANTON SCHILLING '30mcl, of Chicago, died January 17. Her survivors include a daughter, Marie.
DOROTHEA SWEETSER WILLCOMB '30 died April 13 in Brighton, Mass. A former resident of Cambridge, she leaves a brother, Richard Sweetser; her husband, Arthur, predeceased her.
FRANCIS GEORGE SHAW '31, M.B.A. '33cl, died May 24 in Boston. He was a retired certified public accountant who worked for a number of different companies in the course of his career and for a time was a partner in his own accounting firm, Shaw and Stebbins. At his retirement he was administrative director of the Center for Blood Research, in Boston. A member of Brookline town meeting for 25 years, he also served as president of the Shaw Fund for Mariners' Children and vice president of the Robert Gould Shaw Settlement House. He leaves his wife, Ruth (Wellington) '33, and two sons, Robert '61 and William.
THOMAS LANE ARCHIBALD '32cl, LL.B. '35, died May 1 in Bloomfield, Conn. He was a retired law professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law, in Hartford. A skier and mountaineer, he climbed many of the higher peaks in the Canadian and American Rockies. With his wife, Dorothy (Clark), he was deeply involved in the work of the Wadsworth Atheneum and other cultural organizations in the Hartford area. Besides his wife, he leaves a brother, W. Seymour '31, A.M. '32, M.P.A. '54.
JOHN THOMAS BRAXTAN '32, M.B.A. '34, died December 1, 1996, in Sun City, Ariz. He was retired corporate secretary of Bemis Co. Inc., a Minneapolis manufacturing concern. His survivors include his wife, Lorraine (Thorn).
ROBERT KUHNEN BROWN '32mcl, M.D. '37, died March 3 in Denver, Colo. A retired thoracic surgeon, he was a clinical professor of surgery at the University of Colorado Medical School for 35 years and a past president of the Denver Academy of Surgery. He was also an avid skier. His survivors include his wife, Phyllis (Kenyon).
RALPH WENDELL BURHOE '32 died May 8 in Chicago. He was a professor emeritus at Meadville Theological School, in Chicago, where he taught theology and sciences for 10 years. Earlier he worked for 16 years as a research assistant and librarian at Harvard's Blue Hill Meteorological Observatory. He served for many years as executive officer of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and helped to found its journal, Daedalus. A Unitarian, he devoted much of his career to reconciling religion with science in an era of rapid advances in technology; in 1980 he became the first American to win the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion. He leaves two daughters, Laura Maier and Diana Chase, and two sons, Winslow and Thomas; two wives, Frances Bickford and Calla Crawford Butler, predeceased him.
MORTON ADLER RAUH '32mcl died July 14, 1996, in Yellow Springs, Ohio. He was vice president emeritus of Antioch College, where he worked as an administrator from 1949 to 1970, a period of explosive growth for the college. After retiring he acted as a consultant on educational administration and trustee organization. He was active in town affairs in Yellow Springs, serving for many years as chairman of the planning commission, and was past president of the local chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. He was the author of a book, The Trusteeship of Colleges and Universities. He leaves his wife, Betty (Pollak), and two daughters, Anne and Cathy Swanson.
THOMAS BOYLSTON ADAMS '33 died June 4 in Lincoln, Mass. He was a former vice president of Sheraton Corp., a former president of United Food Corp., and former treasurer of Adams Securities Co. A historian and commentator on governmental affairs, he was a frequent contributor of articles to the New York Times, the Atlantic Monthly, and the Boston Globe, where his column "History Looks Ahead" appeared regularly for a decade, and also wrote a book, A New Nation. He served for 18 years as president of the Massachusetts Historical Society and for some 30 years as treasurer of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. An early and outspoken critic of the Vietnam War, he twice ran for congress and was a delegate to the 1972 Democratic National Convention. From 1960 to 1965 he was a member of the Harvard faculty. He leaves his wife, Ramelle (Cochrane), a daughter, Ramelle, four sons, John '63, Peter, Francis '67, M.Arch. '72, and Henry '71, a sister, Abigail King, and a brother, John '31.
STUART HENRY BUCK '33 died March 28 in Lynchburg, Va. He was a retired intelligence research analyst for the Defense Department and a recipient of its Meritorious Civilian Service Award. A language specialist and historian, he was the author of a Tibetan-English dictionary and a Bhutanese-English dictionary; he also wrote on the American Civil War. He leaves his wife, Mary (Hill), a daughter, Nancy Bolton, and two sisters, Louise Murray and Janice White.
HENRY GESMER '33mcl, J.D. '36, died May 26 in Boston. He was a founding partner in the Boston law firm of Gesmer and Geller, which merged in 1959 with another firm to became Brown, Rudnick, Freed & Gesmer. All in all, he practiced law in Boston for more than 60 years. A Harvard benefactor, he was a founder of City Bank and Trust Co. (now U.S. Trust Co.), a founder of the Jewish Community Center in Quincy, and a past president of Jewish Family and Children's Services. He leaves two daughters, Linda Schrank and Ellen '71, a son, Gabriel '68, two sisters, Katherine and Ruth Flashenberg, and a brother, Joseph; his wife, Bessie (Nathanson), died in 1995.
MORRIS GOLDMAN '33cl, M.B.A. '37, of Chestnut Hill, Mass., died April 18. He was a certified public accountant who maintained his own practice for more than 40 years; in 1981 he merged it with the international accounting firm of Mann Judd Landau, of which he became a partner. He was a Harvard benefactor and served as a trustee of the Brookline Public Library for 25 years. He leaves his wife, Alma (Shoolman), a daughter, Louise Grossman, and a brother, Benjamin '26, J.D. '29.
SAMUEL SPENCER '33mcl, J.D. '35, died March 23 in Chevy Chase, Md. He was a founding partner in the Washington, D.C., law firm of Spencer, Graham & Holderman, where he worked for 50 years, right up to the weekend of his death. In the 1950s he served a term as president of the board of commissioners of the District of Columbia, the equivalent of the mayor of the city; during the three years of his tenure he integrated the district's segregated schools, negotiated the public acquisition of its bus system, and reorganized its hospitals. He was also president and chairman of Tennessee Railroad Co. for 17 years. For 20 years he also co-owned and operated a shooting reserve for quail and pheasant in Catlett, Va. With the exception of the World War II years, he spent every summer since boyhood at the seashore in Narragansett, R.I. He leaves his second wife, June (Byrne), a daughter, Janet Dougherty, two sons, Henry and Richard '66, three stepchildren, Jill Rigaux-Briemont, Jaird de Raismes, and James Byrne, and a sister, Violet Thoron; his first wife, Dora (White), died in 1980.
EDWARD PERKINS DAVIS JR. '34mcl, of Bloomington, Ind., died January 4. He was a retired project manager for 3M, where he was technical director of the reflective products division. He was also president of Davis Ski Equipment Co., of St. Paul, manufacturer of a patented spring device of his own invention, designed to reduce the strain on skiers' knees and thigh muscles.
MARK HYMAN JR. '34 died June 2 while on a cruise in Denmark. A chemist and Cambridge resident, he worked for Polaroid Corp. for 10 years before founding Pilot Chemicals Inc. After the company merged with New England Nuclear in 1967, he set up his own laboratory, Solar Heat Corp., where he developed organic chemistry projects and solar energy equipment. He was a founding member and past president of the Ethical Society of Boston and a Harvard benefactor. He leaves two daughters, Susan Besharov and Katherine Cook, and a sister, Phyllis Koteen.
DON MERRILL JACKSON '34, of Scottsdale, Ariz., died February 13. He was a trial lawyer in Kansas City for more than 47 years, former dean of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, and a former member of the board of governors of the American Bar Association. A city councilman in Kansas City from 1951 to 1959, he also served as chairman of the city planning commission.
GEORGE LASKY '34mcl, J.D. '37, died April 14 in West Orange, N.J. He was a partner in the Newark law firm of Lasky & Cohen for 50 years before retiring in 1994. He leaves a daughter, Sondra Schuman, and a son, Larry.
MITCHELL PIERSON '34, of Rochester, N.Y., died in March. His survivors include a son, Mitchell.
ROBERT JESSE TOWNE '34mcl died December 10, 1991, in Jacksonville, Fla. He was a retired actuary. He leaves his wife, Ruth, four daughters, and a son.
DANIEL JOSEPH BUCKLEY JR. '35cl, LL.B.'38, of Dennisport, Mass., died April 24. A retired lawyer who lived and worked in Arlington, he leaves two sons, Charles and Stephen, and a sister, Ruth Eick; his wife, Ann (DeCourcey), and a daughter, Jane, predeceased him.
CAROLYN M. CLEWES '35mcl died May 15 in Norton, Mass. She was professor emerita of history at Wheaton College, where she taught for four decades. A resident of Norton for 57 years, she lived in an 1830 colonial that she had bought and restored together with Leota Colpitts, the former dean of women at Wheaton; they called their home Barking Acres, a reference to their beloved herd of Old English sheepdogs. She was an active supporter of the Norton Historical Society and the Land Preservation Society of Norton. She leaves no immediate survivors.
FRANCIS EDGAR JOHNSON JR. '35, AMP '58, died May 17 in Morristown, N.J. He joined the M. W. Kellogg Co. of New York in 1937 as an engineer and continued working for the company through the war on government projects, including production of uranium for the first atomic bomb. In the 1950s he spent four years in London managing Kellogg's overseas subsidiaries and later served as assistant to the company president. At his retirement he was vice president of personnel at Morristown Memorial Hospital. He was a former town councilman for the Borough of Peapack. An avid amateur golfer, he was a member of the U.S. Senior Golfers Association and competed in many tournaments. He leaves his wife, Helena (Edey), two daughters, Cynthia MacKay '64 and Helena Bienstock, a son, Frank, and two brothers, Collister and Robert.
ABRAHAM TEN EYCK LANSING '35 died March 23 in Cornwall, Conn. He was a former executive with Robert L. Bliss & Co., a public relations consulting firm in New York City. He leaves his wife, Elizabeth (Hubbard), three daughters, Elisabeth, Lydia, and Mary, and a son, Robert.
DAVID GOODRIDGE PROCTOR '35 died May 10 in Beaver Dam, Wis. He was a retired English teacher at Wayland Academy who also formerly taught at Northboro (Mass.) High School, Proctor Academy, and West Nottingham Academy. During his tenure at Wayland he served as chairman of the English department and director of drama; in 1992 a group of his former students established a chair in his honor at the school. He was a past president of the Beaver Dam board of education and cofounder of the Beaver Dam Community Theater. He leaves his wife, Bertha (Coskie), and two sons, David and Allen '74.
MIRIAM BILLAUER RAYMOND '35mcl died April 28 in Salem, Mass. She was a dedicated volunteer at several area hospitals and a cofounder of the Salem Hospital Stroke Club. Over a span of 23 years she donated more than 28,000 hours of service at Salem Hospital and Shaughnessy-Kaplan Hospital, also in Salem; she also volunteered at Massachusetts General Hospital and at Pilgrim Rehabilitation Center in Peabody. She received many awards, including a legislative citation for service to the elderly, in appreciation of her tireless efforts. She leaves her husband, Sumner, J.D. '37, five daughters, Ruth Kapnis, Barbara von Mayrhauser '65, Patricia Pickard, Linda Siegel, and Susan Malloy, two sons, Robert '67 and James, and a sister, Rosemary Conroy '48, HRP '50.
WEBSTER FAIRBANKS WILLIAMS JR. '35 died May 29 in Cumberland, Ohio. A former resident of Boston, he was retired from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and most recently owned a sporting-goods store. After a fire destroyed the historic First Church in Boston in 1968, he served for three years as chairman of a standing committee to rebuild it. He was an avid follower of Harvard football and fencing. He leaves a daughter, Elizabeth Tindall; a son, Webster, predeceased him.