JOHN STEVENS ROBEY '47, M.D. '51, died July 24 in Brunswick, Me. He was a pediatrician in Cambridge and Weston, Mass., for many years and a former assistant professor at Harvard Medical School. Particularly interested in cross-cultural influences on children's hearing, he cared for Native American children in the American Northwest and for Mayan children in southern Mexico; during the 1970s he provided free care to Boston youngsters out of a mobile medical van. He was a member of the medical and teaching staff at Mass. General Hospital and served as a senior associate at Children's Hospital until his retirement in 1990. He leaves two daughters, Sarah Hall and Carol '77, M.D. '82, two sons, P. Brant and J. Stevens, a sister, Harriet Myers, and a brother, Ames '53.
ANNE BURNETT VAN OSS '47, of Newtown, Pa., died March 26.
THOMAS PAUL CONLON '48, of Vista, Cal., died February 26. He was a retired master mariner who served for 40 years as a deck officer for United States Lines and a master of freighter, passenger, and container ships.
THOMAS EUGENE CROOKS '49mcl, M.P.A. '53, died September 17 in Brewster, Mass. He was a Harvard administrator who served variously, during his 30-year career, as director of the Office of Student Placement, director of the Summer School of Arts and Sciences and of Education, dean of special students, master of Dudley House, special assistant to the dean of the faculty, director of the Harvard-Radcliffe Parents Association, secretary of the Committee on the Administration of Educational Policy, and supervisor of the faculty's affirmative-action program. He retired in 1987. An army veteran, he spent a year as a prisoner of war in Germany and Poland after being captured at Anzio and was awarded the Purple Heart. He leaves two daughters, Thea Bray and Roberta DeLucia, two sons, Thomas and John, and two stepsons, Evan and Tristan Davies.
GLORIA LIVERMORE DUCLOS '49mcl, A.M. '53, of Portland, Me., died February 18.
JOHN FRIEDLICH '49, of Highland Park, Ill., died March 21. He was a financial consultant. His survivors include his wife, June (Niedner).
EDWARD LEWIS GENN '49, J.D. '53, died September 29, 1996, in Chevy Chase, Md. He was a partner in the Washington law firm of Brown, Genn & Genn and longtime chairman of the Montgomery County (Md.) ACLU. An impassioned advocate for social justice, in 1971 he took on as a client a black man wrongfully accused of bank robbery, kidnapping, and attempted murder and jailed by an all-white municipal police force; he eventually took the case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and, after 15 years' perseverance, won an acquittal and the largest monetary federal jury verdict for a civil-rights violation in Maryland history. He leaves his wife, Charlotte (Leavitt), and two sons, Gilbert and Jonathan.
RAFAEL MINONDO HERRERA '49, of Guatemala City, died November 20, 1997.
CHARLES TRAFFORD MALTON JR. '49, of Carlsbad, Cal., died May 24.
WILLIAM PITTS '49cl, of Tucson, died June 26. A retired advertising executive, he was former vice chairman of GGK/Lois Pitts Agency, in New York City. He was the coauthor, with his partner, George Lois, of a book about advertising, What's the Big Idea? His wife, Estelle (Mazur), died in 1985.
KENDALL PRESTON JR. '49cl, S.M. '52, of Tucson, died in August 1997. He was president of Kensal Corp., a Tucson engineering firm, and a former professor at Carnegie-Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh. A fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, he was the holder of 25 patents and the author of a book, Coherent Optical Computers. His survivors include his wife, Diane Conti.
OLIVER COLEMAN SCHOLLE '49, M.B.A. '51, died April 23 in Hillsborough, Cal. He was a former army captain who served overseas after World War II as a training adviser to Philippine forces on Luzon. Later he had a long career in banking, retiring as senior vice president of the San Francisco Metropolitan Division of United California Bank. He leaves his wife, Diana (Parsons), a daughter, Priscilla Farfan, and two sons, Oliver '76 and Palmer.
ZELDA WOLLNER SUSSMAN '49, of Ridgefield, Conn., died in May 1996.
OLAF PETRUS LUDOVICUS VAN AGT '49, M.B.A. '51, died February 20 in São Paulo, Brazil. He was vice president of a São Paulo consulting firm, Al.J. Eugenio De Lima. His survivors include his wife, Eunice (Diversi).
EDWARD MOSELEY ABBOT JR. '50 died November 29, 1997, in Lyndeborough, N.H. His survivors include his wife, Stella.
ROBERT FREDERICK COLLINS '50 died April 12 in Hobe Sound, Fla. He was a retired real-estate broker who had his own business in Danvers, Mass., for many years. He leaves his wife, Evelyn (Boucher), a daughter, Paula '96, and two sons, Peter and Brook.
DWIGHT LAWRENCE '50 died March 26 in Highland Park, Ill. He was retired from a sales career in the graphics industry.
THEODORE EVERIT LEWIS '50, of Portland, Ore., died November 5, 1997.
HARLAN C. MEAL '50cl, Ph.D. '54, died July 18 in Jackson, N.H. A pioneer in operations management, the science of the behavior of man-machine systems, he was a member of the operations research section at Arthur D. Little Inc. in Cambridge from 1959 until 1975, when he became an independent consultant. He also taught at MIT as a senior lecturer at the Sloan School of Management. He was a Navy Air Corps veteran of World War II. He leaves two daughters, Katharine Goetz and Margaret, a son, Douglas, J.D. '79, and four sisters, Beverly Wagoner, Beth Gahimer, Faith Laird, and Barbara White; his wife, Janet (Hawkins), Ph.D. '54, predeceased him.
BARBARA CROCKETT DEXTER '51 died June 22 in Lincoln, Mass. She was former chief children's librarian at the Cambridge Public Library and served for 25 years as registrar of Concord-Carlisle Continuing Education. She was active in the civic and cultural affairs of the town of Lincoln for many years. She leaves two daughters, Elizabeth Brodsky and Susan Zakszewski, a sister, Patricia Olmsted '43, and a brother, T. John '43.
CHARLES WARREN HOLLISTER '51cl, of Santa Barbara, Cal., died September 14, 1997. He was a professor of medieval history and former chairman of the history department at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he had taught since 1958. His published works include Anglo-Saxon Military Institutions, Medieval Europe, Roots of the Western Tradition, The Twelfth-Century Renaissance, The Impact of the Norman Conquest, Odysseus to Columbus, and River through Time: The Course of Western Civilization. An avid collector of first editions of Frank Baum's Oz books, he was a member of the International Wizard of Oz Club. His survivors include his wife.
SAMUEL HUM RIDGE '51 died June 1 in Glastonbury, Conn. He fought with the army in Korea and later became a travel agent. At his death he was president of Holidays Unlimited, in South Glastonbury. He leaves a sister, Billie Babcock.
GEORGE LOUIS STREHLKE JR. '51 died May 1 in Gilroy, Cal. He was retired from a 28-year career with IBM as a salesman and industry educator and was a lifetime fellow of the American Production Inventory Control Society. A bicyling enthusiast, he built his own bicycle and a tandem, and at the age of 50 successfully completed the Davis Double Century, a 200-mile ride through the heart of California. In his later years he rekindled his boyhood interest in magic and became a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. He leaves his wife, Gloria (Bonando), a daughter, Sabrina Magnisi, a son, Brian, and a sister, Sally; another son, Robert, predeceased him.
GARETH MONTRAVILLE GREEN '53cl, M.D. '57, died July 18 in Boston. He was an environmental health specialist and a professor at the Harvard School of Public Health. Early in his career he was associated with the Channing Laboratory at Boston City Hospital, where his investigation of World War II veterans who were dying of relatively mild cases of bronchitis and pneumonia led him to identify a key element in the lung's defenses, a large cell called the alveolar macrophage. He also taught at the University of Vermont and at Johns Hopkins, where he was a professor from 1976 to 1990. In 1994 he was named chairman of the National Institutes of Health panel to research Gulf War syndrome. He leaves his wife, Joanna (Erskine), a daughter, Jennifer Wesley, two sons, Geoffrey and Alan, his mother, Dorothy (Summers) '17, five sisters, and three brothers.
JOYCE HAVILAND MEKEEL '53, BI '70, died December 29, 1997.
JOHN SPACKMAN MORGAN JR. '53, of Naples, Fla., died March 23, 1997.
DAVID TAYLOR WENDELL '53cl, M.B.A. '58, died July 6 in Portsmouth, N.H. An investment adviser, he was former senior vice president and director of David L. Babson & Co., in Boston, where he edited the investment newsletter from 1960 to 1979. Later he founded his own firm, David Wendell Associates. He was a past president of the Boston Economic Club and the Boston Security Analysts Society. He was an avid sailor and world traveler. He leaves his wife, Sharman, two daughters, Erica and Karen, three stepchildren, Robert, Brandon, and Briana Bateman, his mother, Eunice, and a brother, Roger '59, J.D. '67.