NAVIN NARAYAN '99scl died of cancer on March 13 in Fort Worth, Texas. He had fought the disease since high school. Elected to Phi Beta Kappa as a junior, he also won a Rhodes Scholarship and had been admitted to Harvard Medical School. He began volunteering for the American Red Cross at 14 and rose to become the youngest policymaker ever to serve on the national organization's Resolutions Committee. He also worked with Children's Hospital in Boston to establish the Harvard Cancer Society's pediatric oncology program, which mentors children hospitalized with cancer. He leaves his parents, Kalman and Kusuma, and a sister, Nita.
WINSTON LEE KING, S.T.M. '38, Ph.D. '40, died February 15 in Madison, Wisc. A Methodist minister, he served as dean of the chapel and professor of philosophy and religion at Grinnell College. Later he taught at Vanderbilt and at Colorado State University. He spent nearly two years in Burma as an adviser to the Ford Foundation and a visiting professor at the International Institute for Advanced Buddhistic Studies and also taught in India and Japan. An expert on Buddhism, he was the author of nine books, most recently Zen and the Way of the Sword. He leaves a daughter, Carroll Heideman, two sons, Christopher and Jonathan, and two brothers, Harry and Lauren; his wife, Jocelyn (Brownlee), predeceased him.
PAUL J. SELGIN '39, of Bethel, Conn., died February 24. A retired engineer, he served as director of the electronics division of the U.S. Bureau of Standards, in Washington, D.C., before founding his own electronics laboratory in Bethel. There he invented, designed, and created prototypes of quality-control instruments, including the thickness gauge and color-coder currently used in dozens of industries. He was also a painter and author whose books include electronics texts, science fiction, and linguistic studies. In retirement he taught languages at Western Connecticut State University. He leaves his wife, Pinnuccia (de Poli), two daughters, Anne Levy and Clare Wolfowitz, and two sons, Peter and George.
DAVID WILLIAM FRADIN, Ph.D. '73, died December 11, 1999, in Newark, N.Y. He was an executive in several electronic technology companies during his career, including Raytheon, General Electric, Alcoa Laboratories, and EMD Associates; at his death he was president and chief executive officer of IEC Electronics Corp. He leaves his wife, Mary, three daughters, Christina Daniels, Riesha Tapolei, and Paula, two sons, Daniel and Christopher, and his former wife, Barbara Gambee.
SARA ELIZABETH SNODGRASS, Ph.D. '82, of Delray Beach, Fla., died February 12. She was a former professor at Skidmore College and Florida Atlantic University and a member of the Undersea Adventurers Dive Club in Delray. She leaves a brother, Wayne '86, and her soulmate, Jim Dunn.
BARBARA M. BAKER, director of the Harvard Information Center for many years until her retirement in 1986, died February 5 in Fairfax, Va. She leaves two daughters, Ann Reed and Pamela Rearden, and a son, William; her husband, Herschel, Ph.D. '39, Higginson professor of English literature emeritus, died in 1990.
GARY GRANT BELLOW, LL.B. '60cl, Brandeis professor of law and cofounder and former faculty director of the Law School's clinical programs, died April 13 in Cambridge. A pioneer in public-interest and poverty law, he began his legal career as deputy director of the Legal Aid Agency for the District of Columbia and of California Rural Legal Assistance. Soon after coming to Harvard in 1972, he and his wife, Jeanne Charn, J.D. '70, founded the Law School's Hale and Dorr Legal Services Center, located in Jamaica Plain, a new model of clinical legal training that exposed students to simulated exercises and extensive practical experience in the field under the guidance of Law School faculty. His published works include The Lawyering Process and Professional Responsibility: Materials for Clinical Instruction in Law, both cowritten with Bea Moulton. He was the recipient of many honors, including, in 1996, the Access to Justice Award. Besides his wife, he leaves a daughter, Courtenay Kettleson, two sons, Douglas and David, and two sisters, Helaine Gould and Bonnie.
CHARLES SPRECHER DAVIDSON, Castle professor of medicine from 1974 to 1977, died March 15 in Hyannis, Mass. For 25 years he oversaw the selection, supervision, and mentoring of residents and research fellows in the Harvard University medical unit at Boston City Hospital. He was also a generous benefactor of the Medical School. An ardent conservationist, he was the longtime chairman of the Truro Conservation Commission and a board member of the Center for Coastal Studies, which presented him with its Environmental Excellence Award in 1993. He leaves no immediate survivors.
BERTRAND FOX, Ph.D. '34, Schiff professor of investment banking emeritus at the Business School, died March 14 in Lexington, Mass. He was the first to occupy that chair, which he held from 1967 to 1974; before that, he was the first Ford professor of business administration. As director of the Business School's division of research for 15 years, he redirected its research, which had relied almost exclusively on case studies, toward more systematic analysis. An expert on the securities industry, he also reintroduced investment banking to Harvard's curriculum. In retirement he worked as a consultant with the Cambridge Research Institute, of which he was a cofounder. He was the recipient of the Business School's Distinguished Service Award in 1984. He leaves his wife, Patricia (Noyes), four sons, Philip, Thomas, Kenneth, M.A.T. '66, and Peter, two daughters, Ann Gulbransen and Joan Fox-Bow, and a sister, Gertrude Tuttle.
RONALD ROBERT GOURLEY, M.Arch. '48, a prizewinning architect and a professor at the Graduate School of Design from 1953 to 1970, died November 26, 1999, in Tucson. The recipient of two National Honor Awards for Design Excellence from the American Institute of Architects, he was a partner in the firm of Sert, Jackson & Gourley, which designed a number of Harvard buildings in the 1960s, including Peabody Terrace, Holyoke Center, and the Center for the Study of World Religions. He also taught on a volunteer basis at the Boston Architectural Center. After leaving Harvard he served for 10 years as dean of the College of Architecture at the University of Arizona, where his students established an award for design excellence in his name in 1987. He leaves his wife, Phyllis, a daughter, Karen Lehman, and two sons, Robert and Geoffrey.
MYLES LA GRANGE MACE, M.B.A. '38mcl, D.C.S. '48, of Natick, Mass., professor of business administration emeritus at the Business School, where he taught from 1946 to 1972, died March 24. He created the school's first course in entrepreneurship, titled "The Management of New Enterprises," which became a fixture of the curriculum and formed the nucleus of the entrepreneurial management program. He also taught in a program for faculty members from foreign business schools and was the Business School's first associate dean for external affairs. In 1984 he received the school's highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award. His books include Growth and Development of Executives and Management Problems of Corporate Acquisition. He served with the Army Air Forces in World War II, rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel. He also served for many years as vice president and general manager of the electronics equipment division at Litton Co. He leaves his wife, Adelaide (Rowley), and two sons, Myles '61 and Terrence.
CHARLES DANIEL ORTH III, M.B.A. '52cl, assistant professor of organizational behavior and assistant dean of alumni affairs at the Business School from 1952 to 1968, died March 9 in Wilmington, N.C. After leaving Harvard he founded Career Development International, a Newton (Mass.)-based firm that focused on developing careers for executives, especially for women executives, and later he joined University Affiliates, a management-consulting firm in Potomac, Md. He served in the army during World War II. He was the author of several books, including Managers and Scientists. He leaves his wife, Mary (Crutcher), a daughter, Sally Chandler, six sons, Christopher, Alan, Jonathan, Charles, David, and Conrad, and three stepsons, Gregory, Stephen, and Randall Schultz.
ADAM BRUNO ULAM, Ph.D. '47, Gurney professor of history and political science emeritus, died March 28 in Cambridge. One of this country's foremost authorities on the former Soviet Union, he served as director of the Russian Research Center from 1973 to 1976 and again from 1980 to 1992, when he retired after 45 years on the faculty. In the decades before travel to the Soviet Union was possible and long before Soviet archives were made available to Western scholars, he wrote books widely acclaimed for their penetrating insights into the inner workings of the communist regime, including The Bolsheviks, Expansion and Coexistence, and Stalin: The Man and His Era. At the time of his death he was at work on an autobiography that he was publishing on the Internet (see www.aulam.org for the first chapter). He was a passionate Red Sox fan. He leaves two sons, Alexander and Joseph, and his former wife, Mary Burgwin '52.
ANNA YENS FENN '20mcl died December 28 in Lexington, Mass. She was active for many years in the Unitarian Universalist Church, serving parishes in Augusta, Me., and in Taunton, Wayland, and Chestnut Hill, Mass., as the wife of the late Rev. Dan Huntington Fenn '19, S.T.B. '23. In the early 1960s she was appointed by Radcliffe president Mary Bunting to serve on a committee charged with studying the "role of the educated housewife." She was an indefatigable writer of letters to the editor and at age 95 published a book of her poems, entitled Voyage. She leaves two sons, Dan '44, A.M. '72, and John '57; her husband died in 1989, and a daughter, Helena Farrell, also predeceased her.
JAY IRVING MOSKOW '20, of Newton, Mass., died February 1. He was a Boston lawyer. He leaves two sons, Bencion and Raymond; his wife, Esther (Feinberg), predeceased him.
LYFORD PIERSON BEVERIDGE '22, Ed.M. '30, died January 3 in Kennebunk, Me. He taught classics for 34 years at Scarsdale (N.Y.) High School and was a founder and past president of the Scarsdale Teachers Association. He was also a watercolor artist who was active on the boards of the Scarsdale and North Haven (Me.) art associations. He leaves no immediate survivors; his wife, Ruth (Reynolds), predeceased him.
ELLIOT ALDEN GILFIX '22, Ed.M. '31, died January 23 in Canton, Mass. After retiring as a science teacher with the Boston School Department, he managed his own insurance agency. He leaves his wife, Ruth (Glass) '22, a daughter, Brenda Foner '54, and a son, Matthew '58, M.B.A. '61.
JOSEPH KRUGER '22cl, J.D. '25, of West Newton, Mass., died December 17. He practiced law in his own firm, Widett & Kruger, in Boston for more than 30 years and enjoyed serving as a lecturer in continuing legal education programs for lawyers. He leaves his wife, Alice (Lewis), and a son, Fred; another son, Martin, predeceased him.
THOMAS EDWARD CROSBY '24, M.B.A. '26, died February 1 in Beverly, Mass. He was a retired investment broker with Old Colony Trust Co. and H.C. Wainwright, a navy veteran of World War II, and an oarsman. In 1965, at the age of 64, he competed in his first Head of the Charles Regatta and competed every year thereafter until 1990; he continued to compete for another four years on ergonometers, achieving his goal of becoming world champion in the age 91-100 category at the International Indoor Rowing Championship in Boston in 1994. He leaves his wife, Margaret (Buck), and a son, David '61.
HARRIET YERXA VIVIAN '24, A.M. '26, died January 26 in North Andover, Mass. A social worker, she did case work at New York's Presbyterian Hospital and the NYU Medical College Clinic, and for nine years headed a federal research project to try to trace the causes of anomalies in infants. She was president of her class at Radcliffe and stayed in personal touch with each of its members through the ensuing decades, organizing two or three reunions a year until the early 1990s; in 1989 she received a Distinguished Service Award from the Radcliffe College Alumnae Association. She leaves her husband, Philip, and two sons, Philip '53 and James, M.B.A. '61.
SYBIL ALICE STONE '25, A.M. '28, died February 2 in Belmont, Mass. She practiced clinical psychology in St. Paul and New Orleans, where she worked at the Child Guidance Center associated with Tulane University. She was a past president of the Louisiana Psychological Association. In retirement she divided her time between Belmont and her family's camp on Kezar Lake, in North Lovell, Me., where she enjoyed many summers. She leaves a sister, Ellen Harris '33.
EDWARD RUSIN '27cl, of Rochester, N.Y., died in October 1998. A retired marketing executive, he spent his entire career with Eastman Kodak Co. His wife, Mary-Louise (Baxter), predeceased him. He leaves a daughter, Molly Kennedy, a son, Edward '60, three sisters, and a brother.
HENRY THOMAS DOLAN '28cl, LL.B. '31, died December 10 in Bryn Mawr, Pa. He practiced law for more than 50 years, first in Chester County and later in Philadelphia, and served as a labor negotiator for several area companies. He also formerly taught at Temple University Law School. He was former editor of Shingle, a monthly of the Philadelphia Bar Association, and the author of a book, The Divine Dimension, structured as a legal case for Christianity. He leaves no immediate survivors; his wife, Alice (Robertson), died two weeks earlier, on November 24.
FREDA FREEDMAN NEEDLEMAN '28, formerly of Salem, Mass., died December 12. She leaves two daughters, Rachel Spector and Elizabeth Cucchiaro, and a sister, Elsie Freedman; her husband, Joseph, predeceased her.
ROBERTA THORNBURG TERWILLIGER '28cl, of Bronxville, N.Y., died January 29. She was a tireless volunteer in Planned Parenthood, the Urban League, the United Negro College Fund, the Girl Scouts, and Radcliffe in Westchester. She leaves a daughter, Anne Olsen, and a son, Robert; her husband, Charles, predeceased her.
GEORGE ERNST ALTSTADT JR. '29, of Lowell, Mich., died January 1. He was a retired property plant accountant for Ford Motor Co., where he worked for 22 years. He leaves five nieces and nephews; his wife, Mary, died June 30, 1998.
HARRY ANDREW BLACKMUN '29scl, LL.B. '32, LL.D. '94, died March 4 in Arlington, Va. He was a retired Supreme Court justice and author of the Court's 1973 opinion in Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion in the United States. Torn between his interests in law and medicine after graduation, he began his legal career in a large Minneapolis firm and in the 1950s worked as legal counsel to the Mayo Clinic; he later cited that medical background as a key influence on the Roe opinion. He was named to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit by President Eisenhower in 1959, and appointed an associate justice by President Nixon in 1970. He was a lifelong Republican who became a liberal hero, outspoken in defense of abortion rights, in opposition to the death penalty, and in his commitment to civil liberties. He was a lifelong music lover and baseball fan, and in 1997 he played a cameo role as Justice Joseph Story in the film Amistad. He leaves his wife, Dorothy (Clark), and three daughters, Nancy '65, Ed.M. '67, Sally, and Susan.
FORRESTER ANDREW CLARK '29 died February 5 in Beverly, Mass. A member of Harvard's Athletic Hall of Fame, he won 10 letters in polo, hockey, and track; he was a two-way all-American in football and an oarsman on the U.S. Olympic crew team. He was decorated nine times for valor during World War II, receiving the Bronze Star with cluster in person from Gen. George Patton, and was discharged from the Army with the rank of brigadier general. Later he became a Boston businessman and philanthropist. He served as managing partner of H.C. Wainwright & Co. for 52 years. He was also founder of North Shore Music Theater, president of Attitash Mountain and Wildcat Mountain ski areas in New Hampshire, and president of the Myopia Hunt Club, in Hamilton. He leaves five daughters, Cornelia Jennings '55, Katharine Sachs '70, Elizabeth LaMotte, Lysa Rowe, and Leslie Greer, and four sons, Forrester '58, PMD '66, Russell '61, Christopher '62, and Robert '66; two wives, Katharine (Burrage) and Emily (Lodge), predeceased him.
WILLIAM LEONARD SHEARER III '29 died January 4 in Sarasota, Fla. He was president of Paine Furniture Co., a Boston fixture owned and operated by his family for more than 160 years, from 1936 until his retirement in 1981. A champion dogsled racer, he trained dog teams in the army during World War II and commanded a unit that rescued downed fliers from northern Maine to Greenland. He leaves his wife, Constance (Murphy), two daughters, Michaele Osgood and Abigail Robinson, and two sons, Daniel and Jonathan.
JAMES ANDREW COLLINS '30, of Lexington, Mass., died December 27. He was a retired rate engineer with New England Electric System, where he worked for 25 years. He leaves a daughter, Nancy, and a son, John; his wife, Helen (Taylor), predeceased him.
HARRY FOSTER MASSEY '30, of Quincy, Mass., died January 16. He was a former resident of Belmont and an army veteran of World War II. He leaves his wife, Madeline (Karpowicz), two daughters, Cynthia Clifford and Gail Costales, and two sons, Harry and Kenneth.
MADELEINE R. MCANDREW '30, of Wellesley Hills, Mass., died January 2. She was a retired finance officer with the Department of the Army. She leaves no immediate survivors.
HENRY HOBSON RICHARDSON III '30 died December 16 in Boston. He was retired vice president of Far Eastern sales for Leesona Corp., manufacturers of textile machinery; his 43-year career took him to nearly every country in the world. In World War II, he served in the Army Air Forces as crew chief of a B-29 bomber based on the island of Tinian. He leaves his wife, Hildegard (Berg), three daughters, Heidi Dyett, Juliet Smith, and Lily Leonard, a son, Henry, and a sister, Juliet French.