KIYOSHI TASHIRO '38, of Ahwahnee, Cal., died March 20, 1999. He was a California physician and a colonel in the Army Reserve. He was chief of staff at Eastern Madera Medical Center, in Oakhurst, chief medical officer for the State Department of Corrections, regional director of Medicus Medical Group Inc., in Oakland, medical director of Orosi Family Medical Care, in Orosi, and medical director at Fashion Fair Medical Group, in Fresno. An accomplished athlete, he played softball for three professional teams in the 1950s, and played football from 1960 to 1965 for the Mohawk Valley Falcons of the Atlantic Coast League while also serving as team physician. From 1973 to 1976 he was director of athletic medicine at Princeton. He leaves his wife, Karin (Menge), four daughters, Cathy, Stephanie, Tania, and Tara, and four sons, Joseph, Charles, Todd, and Ty.
ROBERT WOLCOTT DAY '39 died August 31 in Pasadena, Cal. He had an advertising career in Boston, New York, and finally Los Angeles, where he founded his own firm, Robert Day Communications. He was also board chairman of Los Angeles radio station KOFY. An active alumnus, he served as an interviewer for Harvard applicants in southern California. He leaves three daughters, April, Susan, and Linda, two sons, Robert and Douglas, and a brother, George '43.
JAY STANLEY NANTS '39cl died July 13 in Waterbury, Conn. He was a retired navy captain with 35 years of service and former president of Abbott Merkt & Co., Architects, in New York City. His architectural designs included projects for most of New York's major department stores and several large airport projects, including the Pan American Airways terminal at JFK Airport. He was a trustee and past president of the Humane Society of Bergen County and the New Jersey Congress for Animals; he also served as historian for the borough of Hillsdale. He leaves his wife, Carolyn (Morse), two daughters, Sandra Wanamaker and Katherine Sharp, and a son, Jay.
LESLIE ROSS PORTER '39 died October 4 in Beverly, Mass. A structural engineer and architect, he was retired president of his own industrial and commercial construction firm. He leaves three sons, Leslie, David, and Douglas, and a dear friend, Aphia Carman; his wife, Jeanne (Mackenzie), predeceased him.
ELLIOT LAWRENCE SAGALL '39mcl, M.D. '43cl, died September 3 in Newton, Mass. A cardiologist on the staff of Beth Israel Hospital for more than 50 years, he was an authority on the legal aspects of medicine and founder of the American Society of Law and Medicine. He taught at Harvard Medical School, Boston College Law School, Tufts University School of Medicine, and Boston University School of Law, where, in 1980, he and his wife established the Sagall Library of Law, Medicine, and Health Care. He was also a consultant to many organizations and a prolific writer and editor. He leaves his wife, Annette (Turn), two sons, Richard and Ronald, and a sister, Edith Kurlancheek.
RUTH GROVER WRIGHT '39, of Needham, Mass., died October 4. A former resident of Wellesley, she was active in civic affairs for many years, serving as president of the League of Women Voters, a member of town meeting, chairman of the board of health, and board chairman of Wellesley Human Relations Service. She was also a past president of the Radcliffe Alumnae Association. She leaves her husband, William '38, four children, Terry, Carolyn Unger, Tom, and Cynthia Berlack, and a brother, Elbridge Grover.
HENRY BRYAN CALDWELL '40 died August 9 in Bridgeport, Conn. As director for 10 years of the Norfolk (Va.) Museum of Arts and Sciences (now the Chrysler Museum of Art), he helped the museum acquire a wide range of art works, lure top art experts to its staff, start an art school, open an art-loan gallery, and develop a training program for docents that became a statewide model. He had also directed the Fort Worth (Texas) Art Center and the Allentown (Pa.) Art Museum. In retirement he became owner of the Museum Gallery Book Shop, a dealer in fine-art books. He was a major in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He leaves his wife, Dona (Conoley), four daughters, Katherine Graham, Margaret, Ann, and Elizabeth Skarzynski, and a brother, Joseph.
CHARLES MILTON CLARK JR. '40 died August 26 in Akron, Ohio. A retired physician, he practiced internal medicine for 30 years at the Akron Clinic and also served as longtime medical director for Summit National Life Insurance. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He leaves his wife, Jeanne (Hellriegel), three daughters, Mary Ann Gray, Susan Spisak, and Maureen Hardy, a son, Robert, and a sister, Jeanne.
PHILIP G. DOWNES '40 died October 8 in Albuquerque. He was a veteran of World War II. He leaves his wife, Valia (Cara Yanopoulo de Bourdji), two sons, Jerome and Peter, a daughter, Mara McGrail, a sister, Rose Arnold '36, and two brothers, J. Edward '35, LL.B. '38, and Richard; another daughter, Valia, predeceased him.
THOMAS HOWARD HEALY '40, M.B.A. '47, died August 31 in Andover, Mass. He was retired business administrator of the Boston law firm of Parker, Coulter, Daly & White. He leaves a daughter, Suzanne McGrail, two sisters, Elizabeth Moran and Fausta Detering, and a brother, Robert.
DAVID GRIFFITH JONES '40 died March 3 in Minneapolis. He practiced internal medicine for 50 years on the staff of Abbott-Northwestern Hospital, in Minneapolis and was an associate clinical professor at the University of Minnesota. He served as a medical officer in World War II. He leaves four children, David, Hilary, Herbert, and Cynthia, and a dear friend, Don Leavenworth.
DOROTHY POPLIN LAVINE '40, of Newton, Mass., died October 10. She leaves her husband, Hyman, two daughters, Nancy Turner and Judith, a son, Richard '69, a sister, Jean Poplin, and a brother, Mark Poplin.
WILLIAM NYE SWIFT '40, LL.B. '48, died August 17 in Lincoln, Mass. He was a retired senior partner in the Boston law firm of Hutchins & Wheeler, where he spent his entire career. A naval veteran of World War II, he was a Harvard benefactor and a trustee of Boston Children's Hospital Medical Center, the DeCordova Museum, and the Lincoln Land Conservation Trust. He leaves two daughters, Shelley Plakans and Gay Tracy; his wife, Phyllis (Childs), died in 1994.
FRANCIS HENRY CARR JR. '41 died October 4 in Boston. He was retired chief engineer for the Massachusetts Department of Public Works, where he worked for 31 years and oversaw snow and ice removal on state highways during more than 600 storms. Long active in Melrose civic affairs, he served for a decade on the board of aldermen; he also served as chairman of the city's highway committee and ran for mayor in 1972. During World War II he worked on the construction of the Ledo Road, an offshoot of the Burma Road from India to China. He leaves three daughters, Patricia Markey, Carolyn Bruckner, and Cheryl Holt, two sons, Francis and Gregory, two sisters, Mary Simeone and Anne Donahue, and four brothers, Joseph, Robert, Thomas, and Philip.
THOMAS LACEY II '41 died August 28 in Keene, N.H. He was a third-generation physician who practiced orthopedic surgery in Keene for 35 years. He founded the Juvenile Amputee Clinic in Concord and was a longtime consultant to the Vermont Handicapped Children's Clinic. He served for several years as chairman of the Keene Board of Health; in 1959, when the city faced a baffling outbreak of typhoid fever, he managed, by weeks of investigation on his own time, to track the source to a lumberjack working near one of Keene's reservoirs. Poet of his Harvard class, he continued to pen poetry throughout his life. He leaves his wife, Ernesta (Rueter) '44, three daughters, Martha Wright, Sylvia Wright, and Margot, and two sons, Walter and Thomas; his eldest daughter, Emily, died in 1964.
WESLEY HARRISON LOWELL JR. '41, of Sedona, Ariz., died August 25. After working for 14 years in steel purchasing and materials control with Willys Motors, in Toledo, Ohio, he resettled in Sedona and opened a retail clothing store. He was active in community affairs and enjoyed exploring northern Arizona. He leaves his second wife, Patricia (Banach), two sisters, Jean Spofford and Dorothy Schedin, and a brother, Gordon; his first wife, Martha (Reider), predeceased him.
EDWARD JOSEPH MAHER '41, of Gilmanton Iron Works, N.H., died September 26. He was retired chief executive officer of Commodore Foods Inc., in Lowell, Mass. In retirement he developed residential real estate in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. He was a navy veteran of World War II. He leaves his wife, Marjorie (Sheils), four daughters, Marjorie Kulash, Eleanor Noordsy, Kathleen Ericson, and Barbara Sheehan, three sons, Edward, Richard '77, and Frederick, and a sister, Charlotte '36; another daughter, Anne, predeceased him.
CHARLES P. PRICE '41scl died October 14 in Alexandria, Va. He enlisted in the navy after graduation and served as an engineering officer in the Naval Reserve before entering the clergy. The Plummer Professor of Christian Morals at Harvard from 1968 to 1972, he worked as a priest at many churches and taught at several seminaries. He was the author or editor of a number of religious texts, including contributions to the 1979 edition of the Book of Common Prayer, and served on the Committee on Texts for the 1982 Episcopal Hymnal. He leaves a daughter, Edith Majors.
GEORGE GRAHAM THOMSON JR. '41 died October 6 in Boston. He was a retired Wall Street investment banker and institutional salesman. After failing the navy physical because of color-blindness, he joined the British Army, serving in the King's Royal Rifle Corps. He then transferred to the U.S. Army and served behind enemy lines in France and China. Later he became an executive with Shell Oil. He was a founding member of the Latin American Information Committee and ACCIÓN, a private peace corps in Venezuela. He leaves his wife, Sylvia (Palmer), three children, Sandra, George '76, and Virginia '79, M.B.A. '85, and a sister, Cara Baldwin.
EMMET WHITLOCK '41 died August 27 in Palm Beach, Fla. He was president of Farr, Whitlock & Dixon, sugar brokers, in Garden City, N.Y., and senior vice president in charge of the petroleum desk at E. F. Hutton. He wrote the contracts for No. 2 heating oil and No. 6 fuel oil for the New York Mercantile Exchange. In 1969 he started World-Wide Fisheries Ltd., to produce freshwater fish in countries that needed more protein in their citizens' diet; the first plant was in Santo Domingo. He leaves his wife, Gloria (Welch), three daughters, Penny, Veronica Coleman, and Valantina, three sons, Emmet, Frederick, and William, two sisters, Cynthia van Husan and Dorothy Eppelein, and a brother, Bache '38.
GILBERT HENRY STEWART JR. '42 died May 16 in Moorestown, N.J. He was a retired systems engineer in the naval systems department at RCA, where he worked for 37 years. For his work on the AEGIS weapon system over many years, he received the AEGIS Excellence Award. His survivors include his wife, Hope (Herzog), and two sons, Gilbert '78 and Peter '82.
WILLIAM HERR APPEL '43 died February 12, 1999, in Keene, N.H. After a long career in Atlanta as a resource planner for the National Park Service and its predecessor, the Bureau of Outdoor Recreation, he retired at 65 and bicycled across the United States with a charity group to benefit OXFAM-America. In Keene he became an active member of several conservation organizations. He served as a naval lieutenant on LST 279 and LST 323 during World War II. He leaves his wife, Susan, two daughters, Elizabeth '83 and Sarah Gardner, two sons, Edmund and William, a brother, Richard '38, M.B.A. '40, and a sister, Eleanor '40.
HAROLD CLARENCE PASSER '43scl, Ph.D. '50, died October 8 in Portsmouth, N.H. An economic forecaster, he served as assistant secretary of commerce for economic affairs from 1969 to 1973 and sat on President Nixon's Council of Economic Advisers. He was also an economic analyst and assistant treasurer at Eastman Kodak Co. He was former chairman of the New York State Council of Economic Education, a consultant to the Federal Reserve Board, and a lecturer at the University of Rochester and Cornell. His published works include a book, The Electrical Manufacturers. He was an accomplished horseman and a student of the American West. He leaves his wife, Astrid (Anderson), a stepdaughter, Christine Streeter, a stepson, David Thurber, and a sister, Carolyn.
CARROLL HODGKINS BROWN '45, of Wilbraham, Mass., died August 17. He was a retired actuary with Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co., in Springfield, where he worked for 41 years and was second vice president in the group pension department. He was a well-traveled birder and an enthusiastic challenge square dancer. During World War II he served as a navigator on B-24 Liberator bombers, completing 35 combat missions over Normandy, the Rhineland, and northern France. He leaves his wife, Rita (Baumgarten), a daughter, Lisa Marquis, a son, Russell, a sister, Eleanor Clark, and two brothers, Fred and Russell.
WALTER CARL DIETZGEN '45, AMP '69, died August 7 in Indian Wells, Cal. He served in the Army Air Forces during World War II and later became a business executive with Eugene Dietzgen Co. Inc. and Andrews Paper & Chemical Co. Inc. He was a collector of first editions of modern literature. He leaves his wife, Carole (Mertens), and three sons, Charles, Henry, and Mark.
GERALD PICKARD PETERS JR. '45 died August 12 in Lakewood, Colo. An army veteran, he was a retired account executive for Prudential Securities, where he worked for 31 years, and a partner in the Denver investment firm Peters, Writer & Christiansen. He leaves a daughter, Melanie Thorne, a son, Gerald, two sisters, Emily Andrews and Edith Acsell, and a brother, Harry.
ALVIN RUML '45 died August 16 in Redding, Conn. Chairman of the Redding Board of Finance, on which he served for 27 years, he developed a plan to provide tax relief for the town's elderly, one of the first such programs in Connecticut. He also sat on the Region 9 school board, cofounded Redding Open Lands Inc., and was a longtime member of the Redding Democratic Town Committee. He served in the Army Air Forces during World War II. He leaves his wife, Elizabeth (Potter), a daughter, Lois Reinert '68, a son, Treadwell '74, J.D. '77, and five stepdaughters, Elizabeth Williams, Susan Kulowiec, Sarah Meehan, Mary Williams, and Kathleen Primus.