DAVID URQUHART WARREN '54 died January 17 in Beverly, Mass. An investment manager and venture capitalist, he was also a director of the Newport (R.I.) jazz and folk festivals, a trustee of the Preservation Society of Newport, and former chairman of the Rhode Island district auditions for New York's Metropolitan Opera. He leaves his wife, Lynne (Foster), four children, Godfrey, Ashley '82, Tristan, and Lisl, and a brother, George '43, B.Arch. '53.
JOHN DANHOUSE MARTZ III '55mcl died August 16, 1998, in Caracas, Venezuela, where he was directing a research project. Distinguished Professor of Political Science and former department chairman at Pennsylvania State University, he was an expert on political parties, transitions to democracy, and U.S.-Latin American relations; he had visited more than 20 Latin American countries and held visiting academic appointments at universities in Quito, Bogotá, and Caracas. He served as a consultant to the Departments of State and Defense and to the National Intelligence Council. He was former editor of the Latin American Research Review and at his death was editor of the journal Studies in Comparative International Development. He leaves his wife, Corazón (Cruz), a daughter, Joy Wagner, and a son, David Sobrepeña.
CHARLES DANA WILLIAMS '55 died February 4 in Marblehead, Mass. He worked for 25 years as a civilian intelligence officer for the Department of the Army and the Defense Intelligence Agency. He leaves a son, Thomas, his mother, Gabrielle, and his fiancée, Julie McKeigue.
PETER COE LUDWIG '56 died December 9 in Gloucester, Mass. He was a staff psychiatrist at Brigham and Women's, Arbour, and Baldpate Hospitals, in the Boston area. He leaves his wife, Ora (Damon), a sister, Constance, and his stepmother, Julie.
WILLIAM HENRY SEBRELL III '56, of Simsbury, Conn., died June 20, 1997. He was director of ADVO Inc., an advertising and public relations firm in Windsor. His survivors include his wife, Winnie, and two daughters, Holly and Cindy.
JOHN MORRIS BIRKE '62cl, of Malibu, Cal., died September 29, 1998. A former real-estate developer and builder, he was executive vice president of S.D.Z. Land Co., in Los Angeles. He devoted much time to community service on the boards of the United Way of Greater Los Angeles, Wonder of Reading, and El Nido Family Centers of Los Angeles, where he was board president. He leaves his wife, Linda Morris Birke, two daughters, Elizabeth Singer and Ellen Birke-Thistle, two sons, Daniel Singer and David, his father, Harold Berliner '29, a sister, Julia Birke-Siegel, and a brother, Robert Berliner.
LINDA BALLANTINE CROSS '62 died November 15 in Somerville, Mass. A noted massage therapist, she helped lead residential encounter programs at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, Cal., during the early 1960s. In 1969 she traved to Arica, Chile, to study with mystic philosopher Oscar Ichazo, and later, with Ichazo and others, co-founded the Arica Institute in New York, a school for human development and spiritual awakening. She returned to school to earn a nursing degree at the age of 51 and most recently served as supervising nurse for geriatric outpatient care at ElderLink, in Somerville. She was also a gifted artist. She leaves a daughter, Bava Daly, a son, David Stroud, a sister, Joan Hawkins, and her longtime companion, David Carter.
KATHLEEN GRIESEMER USADI '63 died December 28 in Brooklyn. She leaves her husband, Robert '62, LL.B. '65, two sons, Douglas and Benjamin, and a sister, Patty Lollis.
LYMAN HATHAWAY CLARK II '66 died December 15 in Traverse City, Mich. He was former chief of the cost and economic impact analysis branch of the Environmental Protection Agency, where his clients included the World Bank and the UN. The agency honored him with its Distinguished Service Award in 1981. He was a teacher of transcendental meditation technique, as well as an entrepreneur and real-estate developer. His survivors include a twin brother, Henry.
RANDOLPH MAURICE WOLFF '66, of Baltimore, died March 1, 1998. He owned a visual-arts company, Lansfam Management, and had worked as a photographer specializing in large-format landscape images for offices and residences.
JONATHAN BAILEY BROWDER EARLE '73, of Newmarket, N.H., died December 14. He formerly taught at Bradford and Montserrat Colleges. He leaves his wife, Dorothy (Frampton), his mother, Antonia Mayer, his father, Lawrence '46, and two brothers, Lawrence and Louis.
RUSSELL EDWARD GREGG '74 committed suicide November 7 in Farmington Hills, Mich., after a long battle with schizophrenia. He leaves his mother, Carol Johnson, and two brothers, James and Douglas.
BETSY INSKEEP SMYLIE '75mcl, M.Div. '81cl, died January 2 in Spokane, Wash., after a yearlong battle with a brain tumor. An Episcopal priest, she was missioner to the deaf for the Diocese of Western New York, holding services for the hearing-impaired as vicar of Ephphatha Episcopal Church of the Deaf in the cities of Buffalo, Lockport, and Jamestown. Before moving to Buffalo she served as an assistant minister at All Saints Episcopal Church in Brookline, Mass., and associate rector at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Sparta, N.J. She was an associate of the Society of St. John the Evangelist, an Episcopal monastic order, and the Order of St. Luke, a healing ministry. With her husband, Rev. John S. Smylie, she was coauthor of a book, Christian Parenting. Besides her husband, her survivors include a daughter, Shemaleiah, and son, Nathan.
JANE ANN THIBOUTOT '80 died from complications of multiple sclerosis on December 5 in Anchorage. After retiring from her job as a physical therapist with the Anchorage school district because of her illness, she continued to act as an advocate for people with disabilities. Dance was a passion of hers, even in a wheelchair, and she was the organizer of a dance project for special-needs children. She loved the outdoor life and traveled widely. She leaves her parents, Fred and Marianne, a sister, Louise Wallent, and a brother, Paul.
BRUCE WINFRED GONSER, S.D. '33, died December 18 in Columbus, Ohio. He was retired from a 45-year career with Battelle Memorial Institute, where he served as research superviser of nonferrous metallurgy, technical director, and consultant. He was also involved with UN projects in Arentina, England, Switzerland, Germany, and Iceland during his years with the firm. In 1971 he received the Douglas Gold Medal for his work in nonferrous metallurgy from the American Institute of Metallurgical Engineers. He was an army veteran of World War I. He leaves two daughters, Gretchen Cumming and Diana Witter, and a son, Galen; his wife, Helen, predeceased him.
JOHN HENRY COLVIN, Ph.D. '38, died December 30 in Louisiana. He was retired chief counsel in the patent division at Shell Oil Co. Earlier he taught chemistry and physics at his alma mater, Louisiana College; in retirement he served as a trustee and established the college's first visiting scholarship in religion. He was a recipient of the college's Distinguished Alumnus Award and Trustees' Distinguished Service Award. He leaves his wife, Jamie (Edwards Gremillion), two daughters, Paula Bloom and Judith Axtman, a stepdaughter, Marguerite Thomas, two stepsons, Stephen and James Gremillion, a sister, Mildred Wingo, and a half-brother, David.
JAMES PEARSON GOULD, S.D. '50, died December 25 in New York City. He was a retired geotechnical engineer and partner in Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers, of New York, where he worked for 45 years. His early projects included the expansion of the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., the Washington Metro subway system, and analysis of subsurface conditions along the western side of Manhattan to prepare for design of Battery Park City and the West Side Highway. As a combat topographer with the army during World War II, he landed at night on enemy beaches, secretly surveyed the terrain, and prepared maps to guide American invading forces. A lifelong student of military history, particularly the history of the British Army, he amassed one of the world's great private collections of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century lead soldiers and miniature military equipment. He leaves his wife, Kristin (White), a daughter, Diane Peters, and a son, James.
NICOLAS J. HARRICK, Ph.D. '52, died December 18 in Ossining, N.Y. He was the founder and president of Harrick Scientific Corp., a firm specializing in designing and building instrumentation for optical astronomy. Previously he served as director of components and devices at Phillips Laboratories. He was one of the principal developers of the technique of internal reflection spectrosocopy and was the author of the definitive text in the field. He held patents for numerous semiconductor and electro-optical devices and instrumentation for optical spectroscopy, including the Horizon sampling accessory and the SplitPea microsampler. He leaves two daughters, Nancy and Heather, a son, David, two stepchildren, Laurie and Peter Miller, and two sisters, Elizabeth Hopkins and Trina Winters.
ROBERT EMORY KIRBY, M.B.A. '56cl, died December 31 in Naples, Fla. He was retired chief executive officer and chairman of the board of Westinghouse Corp., where he worked for 37 years. During his nine-year tenure in the top position, he orchestrated a sweeping reorganization that sent the company from $28 million in revenues in 1974 to $223 million by 1977 by shedding burdensome assets, strengthening internal control systems, and returning to the company's core electrical and industrial concerns; he also oversaw the acquisition of TelePrompTer, doubling the size of Westinghouse and positioning it for its later shift to communications. He was a benefactor of the Business School. He leaves a daughter, Linda Mewshaw; his wife, Barbara Anne, died in 1994.
RUTH HAGBERG MUNROE, Ed.D. '64, died October 22, 1996, in Claremont, Cal. She was research professor of psychology at Pitzer College, where she spent her entire teaching career. She carried out major field trips to Asia, Central America, East Africa, and the Pacific and published extensively on the results of that research, which centered on cross-cultural human development. Pitzer College has named a research laboratory in her memory. She leaves her husband, Robert, Ph.D. '64, a daughter, Julia, and two sons, Jonathan and Anthony.
ANELISSA LUCAS HINTERMISTER, Ph.D. '77, died December 13 in Hartford, Conn. She was assistant vice president for strategic planning at Aetna International and a consultant for the World Bank and the National Academy of Sciences. Earlier she managed a financial training program for banking executives at Harlan Co., in New York, and taught comparative political and economic development at Rutgers. She leaves her husband, Robert, her mother, Hazlett Erghott, her father, John Cox, two sisters, Margaret Cox and Barbara Miras, two brothers, John and Alan Erghott, and four stepchildren, Terry Weslowski, Kelly Saddy, Romi Sloan, and Steve Lucas.
BERNARD BUDIANSKY, McKay professor of structural mechanics emeritus and Lawrence professor of engineering emeritus, died January 23 in Lexington, Mass. An expert on the mathematical analysis of the bending and buckling of materials under stress, he also served as an adviser to NASA and General Motors Co. He leaves his wife, Nancy (Cromer), and two sons, Michael '76 and Stephen, S.M. '79.
MANFRED LESLIE KARNOVSKY, White professor of biological chemistry and molecular pharmacology emeritus, died January 7 in Cambridge. He came to Harvard from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, in 1948 and remained on the faculty for 50 years, twice serving as chairman of the biochemistry department. He did landmark research on the ways in which white blood cells use oxygen to strengthen their defenses against bacteria and was an expert on the biochemistry of sleep. Two years ago, he established a fellowship to support Harvard graduate students in the medical sciences. He leaves his wife, Ann (Rosenblum) '52, Ed.M. '60, Ph.D. '73, a son, Daniel '87, a sister, Helene, and a brother, Morris.
WASSILY LEONTIEF, Lee professor of economics emeritus and former chairman of the Society of Fellows, died February 5 in New York City. He won the Nobel Prize in economics in 1973 for his analyses of how changes in one sector of the economy affect all the others as well; his method, input-output analysis, has become a permanent part of production planning and forecasting by countries and corporations. He emigrated from the Soviet Union in 1925 and taught at Harvard for 44 years; in 1975, critical of the narrow approach and inadequate minority recruitment of the economics department, he resigned to become director of the Institute for Economic Analysis at New York University, where he taught into his nineties. He was a balletomane and a connoisseur of fine wines, and had a passion for trout fishing. He leave his wife, Estelle Marks, and a daughter, Svetlana Alpers '57, Ph.D. '65.
WILLIAM MCCURDY died March 11 in Harvard, Mass. He coached the men's track and field and cross-country teams from 1950 until his retirement in 1982. Under his leadership Harvard's record was 201-62-1 in cross-country, with 10 Greater Boston Championship titles, six Heptagonal crowns, and one IC4A title; 132-30 in indoor track, with a dozen Greater Boston Championships and eight Heptagonals; and 112-26-1 outdoors, with 15 Greater Boston Championships and five Heptagonals. In 1985 Harvard named its outdoor track in his honor, and in 1992 he was awarded the Harvard Medal. He was an army veteran of World War II. He leaves his wife, Virginia, two daughters, Allison Cruikshank and Darcy, and three sons, William , Alexander, and James '72.
THOMAS ARTHUR MCMAHON, McKay professor of applied mechanics and professor of biology, died February 14 in Wellesley, Mass. An authority on the physics of animal locomotion, he and a colleague designed the "tuned" track at Harvard's Gordon Indoor Track and Tennis Facility, which improved running times by about 3 percent and cut injuries in half; similar tracks were later installed at Yale, the Meadowlands Arena, and Madison Square Garden. His books include On Size and Life and Muscles, Reflexes and Locomotion, a landmark in the field. He was also the author of several inventive works of fiction, including Principles of American Nuclear Chemistry: A Novel, McKay's Bees, and Loving Little Egypt. He leaves his wife, Carol (Ehlers), a daughter, Elizabeth, a son, James '89, and two sisters, Jean Humez and Nancy Swanborn.
JOHN B. PENNEY JR., professor of neurology, died January 31 in Boston. An expert on the diagnosis and treatment of movement disorders, he served nearly 20 years as consulting neurologist to the U.S.-Venezuela Collaborative Huntington's Research Project; the work led to the cloning of the gene that causes that disease. He was also director of the new MIT-MGH Parkinson's Disease Research Center. He leaves his wife, Anne Young, two daughters, Jessica and Ellen, his father, John, a sister, Janet Cronin, and a brother, Stephen.