JOSEPH NORMAN BALL '40scl, S.M. '41, of Torrance, Cal., died May 28. A retired aerospace engineer, he was former head of the flight research department in the Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, in Buffalo; after student protest of Cornell's involvement in the Vietnam war effort led the university to sell off the laboratory, which was in part supported by defense contracts, he worked as a project engineer at Calspan Corp. in Los Angeles.
GEORGE BURNHAM LYONS '40mcl, of Walpole, Mass., died July 25. He was retired manager of engineering administration for the Kendall Co., a textile manufacturing firm in Walpole, where he worked for 38 years. He was a fixture in Walpole town affairs, serving for many years as a member of town meeting and of the town board of appeals. He leaves his wife, Margaret (Byington), two daughters, Joanna Pompa and Nancy Konopelski, a son, David, and a brother, Kenneth.
GEORGE ROBERT OSGOOD JR. '40cl died January 29 in Buffalo, N.Y. He was a navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War who later became an expert in the field of practical optical microscopy, serving as president of Vickers North America until his retirement. An aficionado and collector of American jazz, especially the early variety, he was a frequent contributor to the Mississippi Rag, a jazz magazine. He leaves three daughters, Cynthia Johnson, Susan Peterman, and Helen, a son, Thomas, a brother, Richard, and a dear friend, Ann Starck; two wives, Mary (Bagby) and Mary Jo (Chaille), and another son, G. Robert, predeceased him.
PAUL REVERE LADD '41, of Wakefield, R.I., died May 29. He was a physics teacher at South Kingstown High School from 1954 to 1981 and also served for many years as music director of St. Thomas More Church in Narragansett. He published a series of choir books, including A Christian Life in Song and A Choir Book for Christmas. He also wrote poetry and was an avid practitioner of organic farming.
SAMUEL GOODMAN MCCLELLAN '41, M.D. '44, M.P.H. '61, of Danville, Ky., died January 5. He was a retired psychiatrist who specialized in community mental-health practice. He served as medical director of the Southern Bluegrass Comprehensive Care Center, in Danville, and earlier as staff psychiatrist at the Martha Eliot Family Health Center, in Jamaica Plain, Mass.
WILLIAM CRAIG BURLEIGH '42, of Malvern, Pa., died December 2, 1997. He was a retired Philadelphia banking executive who served for many years as secretary-treasurer of the East Pennsylvania chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
ROBERT LEWIS FISHER '42 died April 16 in Quincy, Ill. He was an army veteran and retired president of Fisher Business Equipment Co., in Quincy, which he owned and operated for 36 years. He was active in community affairs and was a past president of the Quincy board of education. He leaves his wife, Carolyn (Crane) '42, and a son, Peter '72; a daughter, Natalie Pihl '69, died in 1996.
ROBERT DEAN JAY '42 died June 30 in Huntington, N.Y. He was a navy veteran of World War II and a banker who worked for many years in the international division of Bankers Trust Co. He served on the boards of the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults and the Helen Keller Industrial Home for the Blind. He leaves his wife, Cynthia (White), two daughters, Anne and Alida, and six sons, Alexander '72, David, Quentin, M.Arch. '85, Stephen, Daniel, Ph.D. '85, and Paul.
JOHN NASH PHILIPS '42 died July 16 in St. Louis. He was former chairman and chief executive officer of Eastern Gas & Fuel Associates, later Eastern Enterprises, a diversified natural-resource mining, transportation, and distribution company in Boston. After moving to Boca Raton in 1971, he served as chairman of Boca Raton Community Hospital and director of Hospice by the Sea. He leaves two daughters, Lisa Turner and Janice.
PAUL JACOB ROBERT SCHLESSINGER '42, M.D. '45, of Boca Raton, Fla., died in August. He was a retired obstetrician-gynecologist who headed a four-doctor practice in Plainview, N.Y., for many years and also served as chief of obstetrics and gynecology at Central General Hospital in Plainview.
EDMUND STEYTLER '42 died May 26 in East Liberty, Pa. A retired professor of history at Point Park College, where he taught for 23 years, he was renowned for his voluminous knowledge and colorful lectures. In 1990 he received the Excellence in Teaching and Campus Leadership Award from the Sears-Roebuck Foundation. He loved books and travel and spoke 10 languages. He leaves his wife, Anne, three daughters, Jeanne Pitz, Margaret Rosenfield, and Carol, and a son, Alan.
FRANK HOFFSTOT HAMMOND '43 died June 26 in Mt. Jackson, Va. He was a marketing specialist with Bigelow Sanford Co. before becoming an administrator for the American Association of Museums, in Washington, D.C. At his retirement he was assistant director of Mount Vernon. During World War II he served with the 10th Mountain Division. He leaves two daughters, Helen and Priscilla Hall, a son, Frank, and a brother, Harry '41; his wife, Virginia (Thomas), died in 1992.
THEODORE STANWOOD KENYON JR. '43 died June 15 in Wellesley, Mass. He was a retired Philadelphia schoolteacher who taught at Germantown Friends School for 30 years and also served as principal of the Greene Street Friends School, in Germantown. He was long active in international student and teacher exchanges and after retiring served as administrator of the International School-to-School Experience program. An army veteran who served in the European and Pacific theaters during World War II, he was among the first soldiers to land in Japan and remained there for more than a year after the end of the war. He leaves a brother, Edward '50.
FRANK LEWIS '43 died February 25 in West Palm Beach, Fla. A merchant in the children's apparel industry, he was former proprietor of Girl Town, in Boston. After moving to Florida in 1980, he and his wife ran another retail store. He leaves his wife, Adele (Rosen), a daughter, Madge, and a son, Mark.
CHARLES PIERCE GABELER '44 died June 16 in Perry Point, Md. He was a World War II naval aviator who later served as director of Air America, an airline secretly operated by the CIA, mainly in Laos, in the late 1960s and early 1970s. He oversaw such undercover operations as the moving of ammunition, troops, and equipment, the dropping of food to mountain tribesmen attempting to repel Communist insurgents in northern Laos, and the rescuing of downed American pilots. Later he became head of air operations for the entire CIA. He leaves his second wife, Lane (Reed), two daughters, Caroline Downton and Ann Ferris, two sons, Charles and Thomas, and a stepson, George Ward.
PERSIS LADD HEROLD '44, formerly of Washington, D.C., died April 11.
WALTER JAMES JOHNSON JR. '44scl died June 11 in Cambridge. A lifelong Quaker, he was a conscientious objector during World War II and after the war worked for an American Friends Service Committee relief program, under the auspices of the UN, for Arab refugees in the Gaza Strip. Later he had a career in business management, first in the Stokes Division of Pennwalt Corp., in Philadelphia, and then in a succession of Quaker schools, the Germantown Friends, Shady Hill, and Cambridge Friends schools. He was a conservationist and an avid birder. He leaves his wife, Mary (Leeds), A.M. '55, Ed.M. '68, a son, Ralph, and three stepchildren, Sarah, Joanna, and Daniel Mendelsohn.
GERALD BLAKE '45, of Chico, Cal., died May 31. He was a retired history professor at Cal State-Chico. He leaves his wife, Anne (Williams) '47, and a daughter, Emily.
MARIO JOHN BORRA '45, M.D. '47, of Glen Ellyn, Ill., died November 26, 1997. He was a retired urologist in Hutchinson, Kan., and former chief of the medical staff at Grace Hospital in Hutchinson. He served as a captain in the air force during World War II. He leaves two daughters, Mary Frances O'Conner and Rosemary Strauss, two sons, Henry and John, and a brother, James '53; his wife, Serafina (Traficante), died in 1995.
EDWARD LEES HENDERSON '45, M.B.A. '49, of Minneapolis, died March 6. He was retired from a banking career in San Francisco and Honolulu.
RICHARD D. MCFARLAND '45 died April 28 in Burlington, Mass. He was a self-employed real-estate broker and a cofounder and past president of the Richie McFarland Children's Center, in Stratham, N.H. He was also active in raising funds for the center, which serves young special-needs children and their families. He leaves his wife, Mary Jane (Marcotte); a son, Richie, died in 1974.
BRUCE LAWRENCE RALSTON '45cl died July 29 in Ridgewood, N.J. He was a retired neurosurgeon in Middletown, N.Y. He leaves his wife, Shirley (Wadhams), two daughters, Betsy Collins and Diana Horvath, a son, Lowell, his mother, Miriam, and a brother, Donald.
JOHN HENRY CHILCOTT '46 died June 23 in Tucson. He was a professor emeritus of anthropology at the University of Arizona and a pioneer in the field of anthropology and education. He was former director of the Southwest Center for the National Study of American Indian Education and founding editor of the Quarterly of the Council on Anthropology and Education. He received the Bronze Star for his service as a combat medic in the European theater during World War II. He leaves his wife, Martha Jane Dunkel, a daughter, Cynthia, and two sons, Kurt '76 and Bret.
CHARLES NEWTON PEABODY II '46, M.D. '48, died August 9 in Brighton, Mass. A surgeon with a practice in Framingham for many years, he was a member of the surgical staff at Framingham Union Hospital and an assistant professor at the Boston University School of Medicine. He was a navy veteran of the Korean War and remained a member of the Naval Reserve until his retirement as a commander in 1976. He leaves his wife, Claude-Noele (Fonthier), a daughter, Carol Hardy, two sons, Charles and Norbert '82, Ph.D. '92, and a sister, Betsy Gale.
PAUL MATTHEWS VAN BUREN '46cl died June 18 in Blue Hill, Me. He was professor emeritus of religion and former department chairman at Temple University, where he taught for 22 years. He was one of the three American Christian theologians identified with the so-called death-of-God movement of the 1960s, which ruled out speaking meaningfully about a God for whom no sensory verification is possible and built a faith, instead, around the historical figure of Jesus of Nazareth. During the 1980s he served as an associate of the Shalom Hartman Institute of Judaic Studies in Jerusalem. His published works include The Secular Meaning of the Gospel: Based on an Analysis of Its Language; A Theology of the Jewish-Christian Reality; and According to the Scriptures, just published. He leaves his wife, Anne (Hagopian) '48, two daughters, Alice '73 and Ariane, two sons, Philip '78 and Thomas, a sister, Elsie '48, and a brother, Sheffield.
ALBERT SPAULDING COOK JR. '47mcl, A.M. '47, died July 7 in Providence. He was Ford Foundation professor and professor of comparative literature, classics, and English emeritus at Brown University. Before joining the Brown faculty he taught for 15 years at SUNY-Buffalo. He was a widely published critic, playwright, and poet. He leaves his wife, Carol (Rubin), three sons, Jonathan, David, and Daniel, and a sister, Alberta.
MATTHEW JOSEPH HARVEY '47 died July 4 in Dennis, Mass. After a year as a mathematics teacher in a Boston high school, he decided to enter the world of politics. His work on the 1952 Eisenhower campaign in Massachusetts led to a position on the staff of Senator Leverett Saltonstall '14, LL.B. '17, LL.D. '42; later he joined the State Department, retiring in 1975 as assistant administrator for legislative affairs at the U.S. Agency for International Development. He leaves a daughter, Margaret Raunela, two sons, Mark and John, and a sister, Rose Garpestad.