PAUL BROOKS '31cl died December 6 in Bedford, Mass. He was retired editor-in-chief and vice president of Houghton Mifflin Co., where he worked for nearly 40 years. His own books include a memoir, Two Park Street, in which he described being recruited to the firm in his senior year by a jolly executive at a Harvard Lampoon dinner. He also wrote numerous articles and books about wilderness conservation, a cause to which he was ardently committed. He was a director of the Massachusetts Audubon Society, a former member of the planning board and conservation commission in the town of Lincoln, and a member of the usage panel of the American Heritage Dictionary. He leaves three daughters, Elizabeth Harris '54, Susan Morris '65, and Kate, and a son, Samuel; his wife, Susan (Moller), and another son, Douglas, predeceased him.
WILLIAM PHALEN CHAPMAN '31 died August 17 in Johnstown, N.Y. He was former Henry Walcott Fellow in Clinical Medicine at Harvard Medical School, where he taught for many years, and a former clinical investigator at Mass. General Hospital. He also served as medical director at the Boston Globe. His particular areas of interest were the causes and treatment of pain and the diagnosis and treatment of alcoholism; he published a booklet for employers and other physicians on setting up assistance programs for employees with alcohol and other drug problems. A Harvard benefactor, he leaves no immediate survivors.
STEPHEN PIERCE DUGGAN '31 died November 8 in Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y. He was retired senior partner and head of the trust and estates department in the New York law firm of Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett, where he worked for 33 years, and founding chairman of the Natural Resources Defense Council. One of the most influential environmental advocacy groups in the country, the council grew out of his involvement in the successful fight to preserve the scenic Storm King Mountain area from development as the site for a power plant in 1963. He was also a longtime director of the Institute for International Education, founded by his father. He leaves a daughter, Marianne O'Brien, and three sons, Stephen, Peter, and Hayden '68, Ed.D. '77; he was predeceased by his wife, Beatrice (Abbott), who died in 1996, and another daughter, Betsey.
HARRY EDWARD WELSH '31, of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., died June 18. He was a retired vice president of Guaranty Trust Co., in Atlantic City. Earlier he served for 24 years as a special agent for the FBI.
DAVID L. BABSON '32cl died December 14 in Lyndeborough, N.H. A pioneer in equity investing and founder of David L. Babson & Co., a Boston investment counseling firm, he was known in the investment world for his amazing market prognostications and for developing the modern concept of growth-stock investing. A Wellesley town meeting member for more than 40 years, he had chaired the town's veterans' housing authority and board of public works. He leaves two daughters, Susan Young and Katherine, and a son, David.
HORACE FARNHAM FIELD JR. '32 died November 4 in Northfield, Mass. He was a farmer and former proprietor of a sporting-goods store who also served as Northfield town clerk for 27 years; his gift to a generation of newlyweds was to waive his clerk's fee for their marriage licenses. He was also a member of the Northfield fire department and assistant coordinator for civil defense. He leaves a daughter, Sally Patenaude, and three sons, Horace, Charles, and James; his wife, Katherine (Fabens), died in 1996.
CHARLTON OGBURN JR. '32cl died October 19 in Beaufort, S.C. During World War II he served in the Pacific with an army unit whose exploits behind Japanese lines in Burma under the command of Brig. Gen. Frank D. Merrill earned it the name of Merrill's Marauders; his book about their experiences was made into a movie that appeared in 1962. Later he worked as a policy planner in the State Department and wrote books. His best-known work was The Mysterious William Shakespeare, in which he tried to demonstrate that the Bard's poems and plays were the work of a pseudonymous nobleman, most likely Edward de Vere, seventeenth Earl of Oxford. He leaves his wife, Vera (Weidman), two daughters, Nyssa Raymond and Holly Ogburn-Martin, and a son, Will.
DEBORAH WEBSTER GREELEY '33 died October 29 in Concord, Mass. She had been the longtime president of the Fragment Society, to which she belonged for more than 50 years. The society, founded in 1812 by some of Boston's most prominent women, is believed to be the oldest sewing circle in the city; members pool their sewing skills to repair old clothes for donation to the needy. She also served as president of the Herb Society of America and lectured widely on the propagation and uses of herbs. She leaves four daughters, Faith Scovel, Rosamond Hamlin, Cynthia, and Penelope Elwell, and a sister, Rachel Elliott '35.
M. VIRGINIA SEAVEY '33cl, Ed.M. '40, died October 3 in Boston. She was retired chairwoman of psychological and remedial service in the Brookline public schools, where she worked for 41 years. She leaves no immediate survivors.
JAMES FRANKLIN TROSCH '33, formerly of West Chester, Pa., died February 10, 1998. He had been administrator of government-aided research in physics at Columbia's Radiation Laboratory and director of the University's alumni records. Later he became a real-estate developer on Long Island, specializing in beach houses.
FRANCIS CLARKE WELCH '33, LL.B. '36, died October 17 in Manchester-by-the Sea, Mass. He was retired senior partner in the Boston fiduciary and trust company Welch & Forbes, as well as a member of the Manchester planning board. A sailor, he raced sloops and enjoyed cruising New England waters aboard his Crocker cutter Old Butch. He leaves his wife, Ellen (Cushing), a daughter, Ann Campbell, three sons, Francis, George '63, and Charles '66, and a brother, E. Sohier '39.
ROSS WHITMAN '33, of Savannah, died July 1, 1998. A research chemist, he was retired vice president of Kendall Co., in Walpole, Mass., a textile firm.
DANIEL LEE BERNI '34, of Bonham, Texas, died December 22, 1995.
GERALDINE BECK BURDETT '34, of St. Louis, died July 28, 1998.
ELTON CLARK '34 died July 29, 1998, in Tucson. He was retired from a 40-year career in engineering and geological work in mining. His survivors include his wife, Alice (Hutchins).
WILLIAM MOLING DENNIS '34, of Elizabethtown, Pa., died in May 1998. A retail executive for 34 years with Federated Department Stores and Allied Stores Corp., he also worked as a consultant to a detective agency. After retiring to Montserrat, he volunteered for the International Executive Service Corps in El Salvador and Brazil.
HERBERT LINCOLN FOX '34 died August 9, 1998, in Pompano Beach, Fla. He was retired first vice president of Rapids Furniture Co., a wholesale furniture concern in Boston, and past president of the National Wholesale Furniture Association. He devoted time to charitable work and in 1979 received the 50 Year Gold Medal from the Joslin Diabetes Clinic.
ALLAN GERSHON GOLDENBERG '34cl, of Beverly Hills, died January 21, 1997. He was a retired vice president of California Furniture Shops Ltd., a Los Angeles furniture manufacturer.
ELIZABETH COLEMAN GRADY '34, of South Yarmouth, Mass., died November 25. She leaves no immediate survivors; she was predeceased by her husband, Paul '32, who died in 1986, and a son, Mark.
NELSON DEAN JAY JR. '34, of Santa Fe, died April 22, 1993. He was a geophysicist with a varied career in geological exploration, ranching, and commercial piloting. In 1983 he sailed a sloop into the South Pacific, visiting many of Melville's "romantic isles."
PERCY WILLIAM PERDRIAU '34cl died October 24 in Naples, Fla. He was retired group vice president at B.F. Goodrich Co., where in 1947 he oversaw the production of the first tubeless passenger tires. Later, as the first general manager of the firm's aerospace division, he helped design and manufacture the high-altitude full-pressure suit that served as the prototype for the astronauts' space suits; his team tailor-made the suit worn by John Glenn in the Mercury project.
PHILIP HAYDEN SINGER '34cl died January 5 in Miami. He was a merchandiser in large department stores in Chicago and New York before becoming a securities broker, most recently as an account executive with Merrill Lynch. He leaves his wife, Betty, three daughters, Kerry Muskrat, Lori Schwartz, and Laine Levi, and a son, Mickey.
ROBERT CHURCHILL VOSE JR. '34 died October 24 in Boston. He was a leading authority on colonial portraiture and the fourth generation to head the family firm, Vose Galleries, in Boston. He retired in 1984, leaving his twin sons, Robert and Abbot, to run the business, which began as an art supply business in Providence in 1841. Besides his sons, he leaves a sister, Helen Carr, and a brother, S. Morton '31.
BENJAMIN HERBERT WOODSUM III '34, J.D. '39, of Dedham, Mass., died November 24, 1994.
LAURENCE JOSEPH DELANEY '35, of Reading, Mass., died October 26. He was retired from a career in pharmaceutical sales. He leaves his wife, Ruth (Whitney), and three daughters, Marilyn Streeter, Margaret Cowell, and Eleanor.
DANIEL BERNARD DOHERTY JR. '35, AMP '60, died November 14 in Hilton Head Island, S.C. He was retired vice president of marketing at Sid Richardson Carbon Co., a former executive of Cabot Corp., and a past president of the Harvard Club of Akron, Ohio. He leaves his wife, Janice Zimmerer, a daughter, Mary Liu, a son, Daniel, and a brother, William '27, S.M. '28.
THOMAS PATRICK GLYNN JR. '35 died October 26 in Ridgewood, N.J. He was a retired chemist for Lever Brothers, in Edgewater, where he worked for 40 years. He leaves his wife, Loretta (Mullin), a daughter, Katharine, and a son, Thomas.