MIRIAM MORRISON OPPENHEIM '41cl, of Belmont, Mass., died October 25. She leaves a son, Jonathan, and two sisters, Judith Spivack '36 and Flora; her husband, David, predeceased her.
FELLOWES DAVIS '42, M.Arch. '51, died October 14 in Beverly, Mass. He was a retired architect and teacher. He practiced architecture for 12 years in the Boston firm of Shepley, Bulfinch, Richardson & Abbott before joining the faculty of the Pingree School, in Hamilton, where he taught history, art history, and architectural design and also served as headmaster. After retiring he continued at Pingree as a part-time lecturer and as overseer to the board of trustees. He leaves his wife, Alice (Plummer), three daughters, Rose Mendoza, Susannah Adams, and C. Cary Gallaudet, and a son, Morgan.
STEPHEN ANDREW KOCZAK '42cl died October 15 in Washington, D.C. He was a retired Foreign Service officer who served in Budapest, Bonn, Tel Aviv, and Berlin. While posted in Budapest in the late 1940s, he ran an underground conduit to Austria that saved some 100 Hungarians, many of them Jews, from imminent arrest by the Communist regime; his actions resulted in his expulsion from Hungary in 1949 as a persona non grata. Ater retiring from the State Department he joined the American Federation of Government Employees as director of research and became active in the civic affairs of Washington, D.C. As president of the Federation of Citizens' Associations from 1974 to 1982, he led the push to integrate the organization, which had had a "whites only" policy since the 1920s. He leaves his wife, Anna (Toth), and three daughters, Andrea Young, Christina, and Gabriela Sheppard.
ENDICOTT PEABODY '42, LL.B. '48, died December 2 in Hollis, N.H. He was a former Massachusetts governor and a longtime leader in Democratic politics. He was an all-American football player while at Harvard and a member of the national College Football Hall of Fame. He served as Massachusetts governor for one term, in 1963-1964, and in 1966 ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate. After moving to Washington to accept appointment to a post in the Office of Emergency Planning, he started the law firm of Peabody, Rivlin, Lambert & Meyers. He also worked as a lobbyist-agent and, for a time in the late 1970s, as a Washington consultant to Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier, president of Haiti. He devoted much of his time in recent years to activities on behalf of the UN; last November, despite illness, he organized and chaired a New England town meeting in Boston to promote the banning of land mines. He leaves his wife, Barbara (Gibbons), a daughter, Barbara Cusick, two sons, Endicott '71 and Robert '77, and three brothers, Samuel '50, George, and Malcolm '50, M.B.A. '52.
ROBERT ALLAN STAUFFER '42cl died November 4 in Orleans, Mass. He joined National Research Corp., in Cambridge, on graduation and after 20 years was vice president and director of the research division. When Norton Co., of Worcester, acquired the company in 1963, he stayed on as a vice president. He spent the last nine years of his career as vice president and director of Environmental Research & Technology, a consulting firm in Concord. He leaves his wife, Ruth (Stanley Munro), two daughters, Nancy and Susan, two stepdaughters, Laurie Eberle and Christina Serafino, and a sister, Mariana Schaeffer.
LEOPOLD ACKERMAN II '43, of Scottsdale, Ariz., died November 13, 1995. He was an Arizona real-estate investor and politician. A member of the Arizona Democratic Committee, he served a term as state representative in the 1950s and was a party nominee for governor in 1960. He was also active in community affairs, earning the American Heart Association's Silver Heart Award for distinguished service at the county and state levels.
LILLIAN BERESNACK MILLER '43mcl died November 27 in Washington, D.C. She was historian of American culture in the Smithsonian Institution and an authority on the work of Charles Willson Peale's family of painters. While a graduate student at Columbia, working as a secretary to Jacques Barzun and Lionel Trilling, she impressed both scholars so much that they recommended her to replace Mary McCarthy on the faculty of Bard College. After raising her family she wrote her dissertation, "Patrons and Patriotism: The Encouragement of Fine Arts in the United States, 1790-1860," published in 1966. Her life's work was the publication, in 1974, of the voluminous Peale Family papers on microfiche. In 1996 she organized an acclaimed traveling exhibition of the Peales' paintings. She leaves her husband, Nathan, two daughters, Hannah Lieberman and Rebecca Miller-Randall, a son, Joel, and four sisters, Elsie Hurst, Edith Sahl, Ginger Lanahan, and Dorothy Bearman.
IRVING EDWARD MYSLIWY '43 died October 15 in Salem, Mass. He practiced obstetrics and gynecology in Salem for more than 40 years. He leaves his wife, Marilyn (Gunn), two daughters, Katherine Rainville and Christine Morgani, a son, Owen, and two sisters, Alice Raymond and Helen.
FRANCIS MAGUIRE '44 died October 16 in Larkspur, Colo. A decorated army veteran of the North African and Italian campaigns in World War II, he was retired from a 30-year career with Johns-Manville Corp. He was a trustee of the Douglas County public library district and an avid golfer. He leaves his wife, Sally (Ward), a daughter, Amy, a sister, Ruth Hasson, and three brothers, James, Denis '41, LL.B. '48, and Richard.
D'ARCY GLEN VAN BOKKELEN '44mcl died November 19 in Newburyport, Mass. After working for some years as a writer and editor for Houghton Mifflin Co., he became a local historian in Newburyport. He was the curator of two museums, a guide for bus and walking tours, an instructor in adult and teacher education classes, and a writer of pamphlets and elementary textbooks. He leaves his wife, Louise (Robinson) '45, a daughter, Katrina, and a son, James.
PAUL SIDNEY ENTMACHER '45 died November 18 in Searingtown, N.Y. He was retired senior vice president and chief medical director of Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., in New York City. He leaves his wife, Viola, a daughter, Susan, and two brothers, Stanley and Jack, LL.B. '40.
THADDEUS EMIL MROZ '45cl, M.B.A. '49, died November 27 in Boston. He was retired president of Deschamps Printing Co., in Salem, and a former executive with Household Finance Co. He leaves his wife, Colette (Deschamps), five daughters, Marcia Whatley, Adele, Nadine, Valerie, and Justine, a son, John, two sisters, Stacia Drabczuk and Mary Dabrowski, and three brothers, Edmund, Walter '47, and Louis.
JOSEPH DRAY KEPES '46, of Cumberland Foreside, Me., died September 9, 1997. He was a retired plastic surgeon and former associate clinical professor at the University of Rochester. His survivors include his wife, Margery (Coon).
JEROME MINOT '46cl, of Cambridge, died November 1. He served as a French and Russian interpreter for U.S. Intelligence during World War II, and later worked in the financial division of the military government in Berlin. He leaves a daughter, Catherine, and a sister, Nan Windom.
FRANCIS JOSEPH NASH '46, of Milton, Mass., died October 25. He was a retired physician with the Seton OB-GYN Group at Saint Elizabeth's Hospital in Boston. He leaves six sons, Francis, Paul, Peter, James, Patrick, and William; his wife, Mary (Higgins), predeceased him.
JOHN EDWARD WEINRICH '46, of Macau, Portugal, died last November. He was a professor of business and management who lived and worked in dozens of cities around the world in the course of a peripatetic career, including St. Augustine (Trinidad), Istanbul, Padua, and Anchorage. He leaves his wife, Linda (Soole), a daughter, Jonelle, and four sons, Jonathan, Jarret, Jan, and Jeth.
JOHN JOSEPH HORGAN JR. '47 died November 14 in Cotuit, Mass. He was retired finance manager for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, in Boston. Before joining the MBTA he was a banker, serving for 16 years as executive vice president and manager of operations at New Jersey National Bank and for seven years as president and chief executive officer of Haverhill (Mass.) National Bank. He is credited with the development of a public transit system in Mercer, N.J. He leaves his wife, Catherine (O'Neill), six daughters, Kathleen Dugan, Patricia Ogiony, Jean Higgins, Mary, Christine Ladd, and Tara Leger, three sons, Daniel, Peter, and Timothy, a sister, Ellen Somers, and a brother, David '56.
HORACE LINNEY MINTON '47, of Atlanta, died September 26. He was a professor emeritus of economics and business management at Dekalb College and a retired commander in the U.S. Navy, where he served for 30 years. He leaves his wife, Gaynell (Jordan), a daughter, Susan Blankenhorn, a son, Stanley, two sisters, Violette Coward and Marie Lenderman, and a brother, Eugene.
THEODORE STEPHEN CAYER '48, of Scotia, N.Y., died December 23, 1994. He was a retired environmental engineer. He leaves his wife, Priscilla (Allen), a daughter, Linda, and two sons, George and Theodore.
THOMAS WINTHROP SHEPARD '49 died October 22 in Concord, Mass. He was an artist and craftsman. He leaves his second wife, Susan (Robinson), a daughter, Melinda Scott, four sons, Thomas Scheffer, John, Stephen, and Timothy, his mother, Sarah, and a sister, Paula Corneliussen.
THOMAS HINMAN GANNON '50 died October 26 in Laurel, N.Y. After serving as a B-17 bomber pilot during World War II, he declined an opportunity to play for the Pittsburgh Steelers to attend Harvard. He went on to earn seven varsity letters in three sports, football, basketball, and baseball. He shares a Crimson record for three interceptions in one game, and until last year held the record for most career punt-return yards; in 1948 he was awarded the Wingate Memorial Trophy as Harvard baseball's most valuable player. Later he became a public works official in New York State and then founded his own company, Thos. H. Gannon & Sons, dealing in Micro Paving, a nonskid asphalt. He leaves his wife, Dorothy Heim, a daughter, Jeanne, four sons, Michael, Thomas, Richard, and Robert, and two sisters, Sarah St. Pierre and Ruth Samuelson.
LAURANCE VILLERS GOODRICH '50mcl died October 15 in Stockbridge, Mass. He was a retired attorney who spent most of his career with the New York law firm of Cravath, Swain & Moore. He leaves his wife, Ludmila (Kasady), a daughter, Lauren, two sons, Nielsen and Nicholas, and two sisters, Barbara Schulberg and Janet Chapman; his first wife, Aline Amon, died in 1985.
GEORGE ANATOLE VICAS '50cl died October 25 in Arlington, Va. He was an Emmy Award-winning producer and director of television documentaries. He produced films for more than 30 years for NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS on a range of subjects, including the history of the Kremlin, the political career of Charles de Gaulle, the Spanish Armada, the French Revolution, and the Vatican. German-born and fluent in several languages, he began his career in journalism as a writer and producer for the French government during the Marshall Plan; in 1967 he was named chief of NBC's European production unit, the first documentary unit to be established on the Continent by an American network. He leaves a daughter, Leslie, a son, Robert, and his companion, Danielle Kempf.
ELMER GEORGE CLOUTIER '51cl died January 25, 1997, in Butte, Mont. He practiced child and adult psychiatry in Maine, Massachusetts, Montana, and California in the course of his medical career and was the founder of a therapeutic community on Duck Island, Me. He was a mountaineer, sailor, and world traveler with a special passion for amphibious flying. He leaves his wife, Margaret, a daughter, Erin, two sons, Eric and Ethan, two sisters, Ann Broto and Gail Morrison, and two half-sisters, Amy and Wendy.
JOHN BARRY DECKER '51cl, M.D. '55, of Glen Ellen, Cal., died December 18, 1995. A physician with a private practice in Vallejo, he also worked in public mental-health clinics.
MARY PUTNAM CHURCHILL '52 died November 16 in Brookline, Mass. She was founder and director of Puppet Showplace, in Brookline, and an active puppeteer who, as principal of her own troupe, Cranberry Puppets, entertained children for 25 years with feminist versions of their favorite fairy tales. She began her career as an elementary-school teacher in Boston and first became interested in puppetry as a way of motivating her students to read; the distinctive crocheted puppets she used early on remained a hallmark of her work. She leaves a daughter, Jean, three sons, John, Bill, and Phred, a sister, a brother, and her longtime companion, Paul Vincent-Davis.