WELLINGTON AMES NEWCOMB '46, LL.B. '53, died January 17 in New York City. He had been an attorney in private practice in New York since 1960. He served in the army during World War II with the 508th parachute infantry regiment. He leaves his wife, Nancy (Dickson), two daughters, Amelia '80 and Alice, and a son, John.
JOHN GRAVES WATKINS JR. '46 died January 12 in San Juan Capistrano, Cal. He was a retired commercial insurance broker and decorated army veteran. He fought in the airborne invasion of Holland and the Central European campaign and received the Bronze Star for his service in the Battle of the Bulge. During the Korean conflict he served as a lieutenant with airborne divisions at Fort Campbell, Ky., and Fort Benning, Ga. A masters swimmer, he held the record for his age group in the 50-yard freestyle. He leaves his wife, Virginia (Burks), a daughter, Lisa Lilles, two sons, John and Robert, and a brother, H. Norman '50.
HAYES BENJAMIN JACOBS '47 died December 22 in New York City. An army veteran of World War II, he began his career as press-information supervisor for Bell Telephone Laboratories and Remington-Rand. Later he became a full-time freelance writer, contributing to the New Yorker, Harper's, Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, Saturday Review, and Reader's Digest. He taught writing at the New School for Social Research for 35 years and was the author of two books, Writing and Selling Non-Fiction and Writing and Selling Fiction. He also served the New York Urban League as a public-relations volunteer. He leaves his wife, Gretchen (Hall).
RICHARD GORDON KLEINDIENST '47mcl, J.D. '50, died February 3 in Prescott, Ariz. He served in the Army Air Forces in Italy in World War II. In 1953 he became the youngest member of the Arizona House of Representatives, and later he assisted with Richard M. Nixon's presidential campaign. He was sworn in as U.S. Attorney General days before the Watergate break-in and resigned in 1973 amid allegations that White House staff members were obstructing justice, even though he actually thwarted efforts by Nixon's aides to cover up their role in the scandal. (He never spoke to Nixon again.) After leaving Washington he returned to Arizona to practice law. He leaves his wife, Margaret (Dunbar) '45, two daughters, Anne and Carolyn, and two sons, Alfred '71 and Wallace.
WILLIAM JEROME O'NEILL '47 died January 12 in Westlake, Ohio. He served as a judge in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the Northern District of Ohio for more than 30 years and was a past president of the National Association of Bankruptcy Judges. During World War II he served with the Seabees in the Pacific. He leaves his wife, Virginia (Knecht), three sons, Daniel, Timothy '72, and Kevin, and a sister, Maureen.
WILLIAM LOPATIN ROFES '47, of Boynton Beach, Fla., died December 18. A retired program manager in records and information management at IBM, in Purchase, N.Y., he was a past president of the Institute of Certified Records Managers and of the Association of Records Executives and Administrators. He leaves two sons, Eric '76 and Peter, A.M. '81, and a sister, Joan Snider; a daughter, Louise Nita, died in 1986.
HILARY HURLBURT SMART '47 died January 8 in Weston, Mass. He was a champion sailor who won a gold medal in the 1948 Olympics as skipper of the two-man Hilarius, racing in the star class in the waters off Torquay, England, with his late father, Paul '14, LL.B. '17, as his partner. He continued to compete in the star class out of Rockport for another half-century and was a qualifier for the 1981 world championships in Marblehead. He was former vice president of national merchandising for Libby Owens Ford Sales Co. and retired president of Airwick Professional Products. He was an active member of the New England chapter of Olympic Alumni. He leaves his wife, Nancy (Childs), three daughters, Sally Curtis, Linda Garry, and Christine Watkins, and a son, Hilary.
THOMAS HENRY COLLINS '48, LL.B. '51, of Hampton, N.H., died January 20. He was a retired attorney in private practice and past president of the Essex and Lawrence (Mass.) bar associations. A longtime resident of Methuen, Mass., he was active on the school committee as chairman of the Client Security Board and also chaired a school-building committee that directed construction of three schools in town. He leaves his wife, Rosemary (Dobson) '47, three daughters, Anne Hodson, Christine, and Ellen Galvin, and two sons, David and Thomas.
MARTIN THEODORE ORNE '48cl, Ph.D. '58, died February 11 in Paoli, Pa. He was a psychiatrist and founder of the experimental psychology unit at the University of Pennsylvania, where he worked for 32 years. An authority on hypnosis, multiple personality disorder, and brainwashing, he testified in several high-profile criminal cases, including those of Patricia Hearst (testifying for the defense) and Kenneth Bianchi, the Hillside Strangler (for the prosecution). A strong believer in hypnosis, he nonetheless dispelled many of the claims associated with using hypnosis for age regression, and many courts have cited his work in rulings limiting the use of hypnotized witnesses. He leaves his wife, Emily (Carota), a daughter, Tracy, a son, Franklin, and a brother, Peter.
ARTHUR WATTERSON HOPPE '49cl died February 1 in San Francisco. He was a syndicated columnist at the San Francisco Chronicle whose political and social satire entertained readers for 40 years. He joined the Chronicle as a copy boy in 1949 and was soon promoted to reporter; after covering the 1960 presidential race between John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon, he got his own column; eventually it appeared five days a week and in more than 100 newspapers. He was a naval veteran of World War II. He leaves his wife, Gloria (Nichols), three daughters, Leslie, Andrea, and Prentiss, and a son, Arthur.
MICHAEL BRUCE ROTHENBERG '49 died January 15 in Clinton, Wash. He was professor emeritus of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and of pediatrics at the University of Washington and a pioneer in applying the concept of comprehensive care to pediatrics. Instrumental in establishing the field of child psychiatry-pediatrics liaison, he was the first physician to alert the medical community to the negative effects of television violence on children. He was coauthor of the 1985 and 1992 editions of Benjamin Spock's Baby and Child Care; a longtime consultant to Mister Rogers' Neighborhood; and a founding member of Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility. He leaves his wife, Jo, three sons, Eric '75, M.S.S. '76, Peter, and Nicholas '87, and a brother, Daniel.
LOUIS LABOITEAUX ALLEN '50, M.B.A. '52, of Summit, N.J., died January 13. He was former vice chairman of West Chemical Products Inc. He leaves his wife, Annette (Hadley), three children, Hadley, Edith, and Marston, a sister, Marcie Newman, and a brother, Samuel '51.
ROSEMARY MARBLE HARRIS '50 died July 2, 1999, in Grafton, Mass. She was involved for many years with her family's business, Curtis & Marble Corp., a Worcester machinery manufacturer. A lover of drama and music, an accomplished gardener and decorator, and a collector of children's illustrated books, she was also deeply interested in land preservation: she and husband donated to the Grafton Land Trust a wildlife sanctuary, the Harris Wildwood, named after a similar property in The Wind in the Willows. She leaves her husband, Richard, four daughters, Candace, Susan Galford, Leslie, and Andrea, and a son, Jonathan, Ed.M. '86.
LLOYD JULIUS WALKER '50cl, LL.B. '53, died January 31 in Twin Falls, Idaho. He was longtime Twin Falls attorney and former Democratic Party leader. He headed the Idaho State Democratic Party from 1962 to 1965 and served as state chairman or cochairman of the presidential campaigns of Robert Kennedy in 1968 and Jimmy Carter in 1976. He leaves two daughters, Nora Kestler and Marjorie Hansen, two sons, Lloyd '79 and Frank, a sister, Margaret Hamilton, a brother, William Schmidt, and his former wife, Mary (Fallon).
JANE GRAY '51cl died January 9 in Eugene, Ore. She was a professor of biology at the University of Oregon in Eugene and an authority on the early evolution of land plants. She was also an impassioned advocate of animal rights and welfare. She leaves her former husband, Antone Jacobson '51.
STANLEY MILLER '52cl, M.B.A. '54cl, died January 28 in Newton, Mass. A Boston entrepreneur and community leader, he was a principal partner in Congress Realty Cos. and founder of Realty Financial Partners. He was former chairman of the Newton planning board and park commission; cochairman, with his wife, of the Newton United Fund; and past president of the International Chief Executive Organization, which presented him with the first Stanley Miller Filio Award in 1999. An active and generous alumnus, he was a class officer, a former director of the Harvard Alumni Association, and a past president of the Harvard Club of Boston. He leaves his wife, Helaine (Aronson), two daughters, Shelley Bernson and Beth, a son, Bradley '82, and a sister, Sandra Wilensky.
JOHN MURDOCH CLARKE JR. '53, Ed.M. '60, died January 20 in Burlington, Mass. During the 1960s he taught in Greece and Afghanistan. Later he taught social studies in Manchester-by-the Sea, Mass., and operated alternative schools in Beverly and in Actworth, N.H. Discovering a passion for sailing after moving to Martha's Vineyard in 1975, he launched a sailing charter business. He was a lifelong social activist who generously supported Amnesty International and the Southern Poverty Law Center. He leaves his wife, Mary (Gibbon), two daughters, Martha Clarke and Annie Margetson, and two sons, Eric and Mark.
JOHN PETER TREANOR III '54, of Cape Coral, Fla., died January 16. An air force veteran, he was retired from Gillette Co. of North America, in Boston. He leaves his wife, Ruth (Hayes), a son, Jeffrey, and three sisters, Mary Lou Tedeschi, Nancy Kennedy, and Kathleen Lewis.
EDMUND BAILEY FRYE '55, of Beverly, Mass., died February 4. He was a sales management trainer and consultant and a fan of Harvard hockey. He also worked as a hospice volunteer and served on the board of a health and home-care agency. He leaves two sons, Douglas and Shaun, and a sister, Charlotte.
ALAN TECUMSEH HOWE '55 died December 22 in Salem, Mass. An antiques dealer and real-estate broker, he had served as director of parking for the city of Salem and worked for the Boston Redevelopment Authority. He was also a breeder of German short-haired pointers. He leaves two brothers, his twin, Arnold '55, and Theodore.
VICTOR CEPHAS HARWOOD III '56 died February 13, 1999, in Hackensack, N.J. A civil trial attorney and a founding partner in the Hackensack law firm of Harwood Lloyd, he was a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, and a former trustee of the New Jersey Lawyer Fund for Client Protection. In 1996 he received the New Jersey Trial Attorney Award. An avid runner, he competed in four New York Marathons. He leaves his wife, Melanie (Wynkoop), a daughter, Laura, and a son, Victor.
JOHN IGNATIUS DONOVAN '57 died June 15, 1999, in Ridgewood, N.J. He was associated with Morgan Stanley, Dean Witter and maintained a lifelong interest in photography. A voracious reader with a particular appetite for books on naval history, World War II, and political biography, he became in his last years a student of Japanese language and culture. He donated his personal library to Phillips-Andover Academy. He leaves his wife, Charlotte (Bostrom), his mother, Dorothy, and a sister, Deirdre Morgan.
RICHARD JOHN CATTANI '58, M.A.T. '59, died December 24 in Wellesley, Mass. He was former editor of the Christian Science Monitor, where he worked for 30 years and held virtually every major reporting, editing, and managerial position. He also served as a director of the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, at the University of Connecticut at Storrs. He leaves his wife, Jacqueline (Hunter), a daughter, Ruth Hope, Ed.M. '92, two sons, Jeremy and Gabriel, and two sisters, Geraldine Wilson and Diana.
MARSHALL BERLE BALTER '59, of West Falmouth, Mass., died January 6. A former resident of Stamford, Conn., he was retired director of consulting at IBM Corp., where he worked for 25 years. He leaves his wife, Judith (Haber), four children, Shauna Pokras, Stephen, Dana, and Jonathan, his parents, Benjamin and Minnie, and two sisters, Susan Bovre and Diane '68.
ROBERT CORTELYOU CORY JR. '60 died last year. He was a Los Angeles musician, writer, and poet who had performed with the Roger Wagner Chorale. He was also the founder of an a cappella group that specialized in performing Gregorian chants. He leaves a daughter, Wendy Blake, and four sisters, Ann Stevenson, Joan Mann, Phoebe, and Deborah.
DAVID REED PURSLEY '60, of New York City, died January 8. He enjoyed a varied 40-year career in the theater as an actor, director, designer, librettist, and teacher. He appeared in Broadway productions of Anna Karenina, The Threepenny Opera, Happy End, and Anything Goes and toured with Pippin. He directed or designed more than 60 productions in theaters throughout the United States and abroad, including the Istanbul Municipal Theatre in Turkey and the Fortune Theatre in Dunedin, New Zealand. One of his happiest memories, however, was singing for President Jimmy Carter at a White House Christmas party.
JOSEPH PETER GOULD '62, of Tucker Ga., died January 14. He was a former research scientist and environmental chemist in the School of Civil Engineering at Georgia Tech, in Atlanta. He leaves his wife, Julia (Shannon), and a brother, Alan.
RICHARD SCOTT HIGGINS '62 died December 18 in Needham, Mass. After Harvard he entered the navy; as a communications officer aboard the USS Lake Champlain and the USS Wasp, he helped recover astronauts in the Gemini space program. Later he became a vice president of Bank of Boston, where he conducted research on the aerospace, chemical, and computer industries. He was an ardent sports fan and a staunch supporter of the Harvard hockey team. He was also an accomplished guitarist. He leaves his wife, Lee (Osborn), a daughter, Page O'Connell, two sons, John and R. Scott, his mother, Hanna Bell, and two sisters, Ann Higgins and Hanna Barlett.
JOSEPH EUGENE CLEMENTS '63mcl died November 20 in Austin, Texas. A gifted debater, he was the only person ever to win the National High School Debate Championship, National Collegiate Debate Championship, and National Moot Court Championship, all with different partners. Later he became an attorney and partner in several Houston law firms, most recently Clements, O'Neill, Pierce, Nickens & Wilson, which he co-founded in 1993. He was involved in many charitable activities and donated his legal services to a number of community organizations. In 1974 the state bar named him Outstanding Young Lawyer in Texas. He leaves a son, Everett Moore, and a sister, Barbara McCall.
JUANITA JUDY ANN LAMAR '63cl, M.D. '69, M.P.H. '77, of Grafton, Mass., died January 3. She was a pediatrician in the Adolescent Neurology Clinic at UMass Medical Center in Worcester. She leaves a sister, Marilyn Coldwell.
THOMAS VOHN SEDLACEK '65 died January 7 in Cleveland. A leading Philadelphia physician and medical researcher, he had chaired the department of gynecology at Graduate Hospital, the Women's Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital, and the department of obstetrics-gynecology at Hahnemann University Hospital. An authority on human papilloma virus (HPV), he did some of the early work verifying that the virus was transmitted from men to women, and studied its molecular structure. In 1998 he served on a three-member advisory panel selected by the FDA to review innovations to the PAP test. He leaves his wife, Teresa (Zimmie), four daughters, Lori, Amy Cooper, Rebecca Gryga, and Katherine, his parents, John and Vivian, a sister, and two brothers.
LUTHER CHARLES NADLER '67cl died February 1, 1999, in Fairport, N.Y. A practicing attorney who specialized in construction and surety law cases, he had just been reelected to a second term as village justice for Fairport and was president-elect of the Monroe County Magistrate's Association. Earlier he spent eight years as corporate secretary and general counsel to the construction firm of John B. Pike & Son Inc. He was a former trombonist and manager with the Harvard Band. He leaves his wife, H. Tracy, a daughter, Trish, a son, Chris, his mother, Hilda Ochsner, and a sister, Adrienne Chesbro.
JOHN MURRAY MCLAUGHLIN '71 died December 14 in Cambridge. He was a real-estate developer with a strong commitment to the Boston arts community. He created Brickbottom, a pioneering complex of artist-owned lofts in a commercial district of Somerville, as well as two similar complexes in the South End of Boston, and was instrumental in changing zoning laws to enable artists to live and work in the lofts while paying a residential rather than business tax. He also initiated the restoration of Boston's historic Opera House, in partnership with Theatre Management Group Inc. of Houston, and developed Elizabeth Stone House in Jamaica Plain, a home for battered women. He leaves his mother, Margaret, three sisters, Margaret, Loretta, and Linda, and five brothers, James, Joseph, Michael, Ronald, and Daniel.
PETER BAIDA '72mcl died December 10 in New York City. He was director of direct-mail fund-raising at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, in Manhattan, and a trustee of the Hemophilia Association of New York. He was the author of a book, Poor Richard's Legacy: American Business Values from Benjamin Franklin to Donald Trump. He leaves his wife, Diane Cole '74, a son, Edward, and his parents, Irwin and Lillian.
MICHAEL MCEACHERN MCDOWELL '72mcl died December 27 in Boston. He was a horror novelist and screenwriter who taught screenwriting at Boston University and Tufts. His books include The Amulet, Cold Moon over Babylon, Toplin, and a series of gay detective novels, cowritten (under the pseudonym Nathan Aldyne) with Dennis Schuetz. His film credits include Beetlejuice, High Spirits, The Nightmare before Christmas, and Thinner. He also penned many scripts for television series, including Tales from the Darkside, Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories, Monsters, and Alfred Hitchcock Presents. At his death he was at work on a film version of The Nutcracker. He leaves a sister, Ann, a brother, James, and his life's companion, Laurence Senelick, Ph.D. '72.
GEORGE ROBSON PATTULLO III '72 died February 3 in New York City. He was senior associate director of ABC-TV's World News Tonight, where he had worked since 1975. A fixture in the control room every evening, he was involved in ABC's coverage of all major stories of the last quarter-century; in 1997 he won an Emmy for the network's coverage of Princess Diana's funeral. He leaves his wife, Susan (Solomon) '72, a daughter, Claire, his parents, Pat and Elizabeth, and a sister, Betsy.
JOHN PUTNAM GRANT '73mcl died January 7 in London. He had been director of the U.S. Agency for International Development mission in Sophia, Bulgaria, since January 1999. In his 15-year career with AID he also served in Washington, D.C., Togo, and New Delhi. Earlier he was chief of the Latin American and Caribbean programs for Save the Children. He leaves his wife, Marea (Hatziolos), two sons, James and Alexander, two brothers, James '75, Ed.D. '85, and William, and his stepmother, Ellan.