RAYMOND A. FITZGERALD '46 died August 25 in New York City. He was retired associate creative director at Ogilvy & Mather, the New York advertising agency, for whom he produced more than 100 television commercials; among his projects were the first "Big Apple" campaign in the 1970s and the "Do You Know Me?" commercials for American Express. An army veteran of World War II, he moved to New York in the 1950s to begin a career in television production and joined Ogilvy in 1961. He was a fine watercolorist; some of his paintings are in the permanent collection of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. He leaves his wife, Alice (Ahrens), a daughter, Adrienne, and a sister, Joan Snow.
JOHN FRANCIS MCCANN III '46 died April 10, 1999, in Detroit. A retired navy commander and veteran of World War II and the Korean War, he worked in the computer industry, pioneering the concept of computer time-sharing in the 1960s and 1970s. He was active in community affairs in Detroit, an avid pilot, and also the author of several books on chess. He leaves a daughter, Audrey Franks, and five sons, James, Shaun, Kevin, Andrew, and FitzJohn; a sixth son, Bruce, predeceased him.
PERRY DUNLAP SMITH JR. '46 died August 18 in Tiburon, Cal. He was chief surgeon at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in San Francisco, where he worked for 35 years. He was also a sailor and outdoorsman with a passion for classical music and opera. He leaves his wife, Polly (Osborne), two daughters, Perrin and Ginger, and four sons, Harry, Rusty, Andy, and Christopher.
ROBERT KAY FUNKHOUSER '47, M.D. '48, died July 17 in Rockport, Me. A retired internist, he served for many years as a clinical professor at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, in New Brunswick, N.J. As a cofounder of the bioethics committee at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in the 1980s, he championed patient autonomy and was intensely involved in improving the care of the dying. He also practiced general internal medicine and geriatrics and after retiring helped establish a palliative-care service at St. Peter's University Hospital, in New Brunswick, where he taught part-time. He leaves his wife, Marion (Moltz), and a daughter, Lucy.
CARL LELAND ORCUTT JR. '47 died September 9 in Burlington, Mass. He was a high-school physics teacher and renowned track coach at Danvers High School for many years. He also coached championship teams at Salem, Lynn English, and Ipswich high schools. He spent summers on Cape Cod fishing for bass and bluefish. During World War II, he flew B-24s with the Army Air Forces. His survivors include his wife, Gwendolyn (Clute).
FRANK ROHR JR. '47, A.M. '50, died August 20 in New York City. He served as a naval officer in the Pacific theater during World War II. Later he became an author, editor, and photographer for several yachting publications and director of public relations for Rolex Watches in the U.S. An accomplished sailor of tall-masted ships, he was responsible for the creation and organization of the first Operation Sail, a parade of tall ships past the Statue of Liberty during the American Bicentennial celebration in 1976. He leaves two sisters, Constance Reiter and Joyce Voss.
JOHN DEXTER YOUNG '47cl died September 17 on St. Simon's Island, Ga. A veteran of World War II, he was vice president of the investment firm of Lee Higginson Co. and founder and president of Concordia Marine, a boat broker and supplier of marine equipment. He was an acclaimed builder of model boats whose work is included in the collections of Mystic Seaport. He leaves his wife, Elizabeth (Stettinius), three daughters, Esther, Amelia Rodriguez, and Jane Grillo, three sons, G. Stewart, John, and Robert, two stepdaughters, Carol Cudahy and Anita Whitney, and a stepson, George Whitney.
ROBERT OGDEN DU BOIS JR. '48, of Mabou, Nova Scotia, died January 14. He was a farmer on Cape Breton Island. He leaves his wife, Erika (von Stülpnagel), a daughter, Anne, four sons, Peter, Robert, Eric, and Alexander, and a brother, Philip '53.
ALEXANDER DOIG STEWART '48cl, M.B.A. '61, of Longmeadow, Mass., died August 12. He was fifth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts, a position he held for 14 years. Earlier he spent 17 years as rector of St. Mark's in Riverdale, R.I. After stepping down from the bishopric he became executive for administration of the diocese and executive vice president for the Church Pension Group. In retirement he served as an assistant bishop in New York and Connecticut. He was also the founder of Health Havens Inc., a Rhode Island nursing home corporation. An active alumnus, he served as chaplain for Harvard's commencement in 1998. He leaves his wife, Laurel (Gale), a daughter, Denise Pieraldi, and a sister, Emma MacDonald.
NORMAN WEXLER '48 died August 23 in Washington, D.C. He was an award-winning playwright and screenwriter whose credits included the scripts for Saturday Night Fever and Serpico. His other films include The Fan, Mandingo, which won the British Film Institute Award for Best Script, Joe, and Stayin' Alive, the sequel to Saturday Night Fever. His last play, Forgive Me, Forgive Me Not, won the Beverly Hills Play Writing Contest in 1995. He was associated for many years with the New Dramatists' Guild, in New York City. He leaves two daughters, Merin and Erica, and a sister, Janet Rosen.
JEROME NATHAN BERNARD '49, of Foxboro, Mass., died August 7. He was a former estimator and sales manager with D. J. Cutter Co., a Boston sheet-metal job shop. He leaves his wife, Ann (Finkel), three daughters, Cynthia Bernard-Wolley, Sharon Kahn, and Rhoda Bernard Schrag '88, and a sister, Virginia Aines.
ROBERT EMANUEL HAMLISCH '49cl died July 31 in Ithaca, N.Y. A psychiatrist, as commissioner of mental health in Ithaca he was instrumental in establishing the first inpatient mental-health unit at Cayuga Medical Center. He was also clinical director of two state psychiatric centers, provided psychiatric services to Cornell University and Ithaca College, and for 17 years served as medical director of Family and Children's Service of Ithaca. An active alumnus, he chaired the alumni interviewing committee in the Ithaca area. He leaves his second wife, Robin (Gusow), and two sons, Nathan and Eliot; his first wife, Helma (Klett), and a daughter, Elizabeth '81, predeceased him.
ALAN HEIMERT '49mcl, Ph.D. '60, died November 1 while on a visit to Washington, D.C. He was in his fourth decade as Cabot professor of American literature at Harvard, where he had been a member of the faculty since 1959. He had chaired the department of English and American literature and language and the committee on higher degrees in the history of American civilization, and he served as the master of Eliot House for 23 years. An influential scholar of American culture in the eighteenth century, he was the author of a controversial 1966 book, Religion and the American Mind, in which he ascribed new importance to evangelical preaching as a cause of the American Revolution. He was the founding director of the Harvard South Africa Fellowship Program and an honorary life member of the South African Institute for Race Relations. He leaves his wife, Arline (Grimes) '59, a daughter, Lara, and a sister, Marian Rees.
DAVID MILLER SHAPLEIGH JR. '49mcl died July 18 in Bridgeport, Conn. He was a retired vice president and division manager for Chase Manhattan Bank, where he worked for 25 years and was responsible for financial management and control for corporate trust services. Earlier he served for five years as a Congregational pastor; he continued to be active in the church and taught adult bible study classes for many years. He leaves his wife, Marjorie (Swanson), and two brothers, Robert and Richard.
RALPH HERBERT BENDER '50, of Newton, Mass., died August 30. An orthopedic surgeon affiliated with Beth Israel Hospital, New England Medical Center, and Faulkner Hospital, he also served several years on the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers. At Harvard he played as an offensive and defensive lineman on the football team. He leaves his wife, Anita (Rothschild), a daughter, Amy Klion, three sons, Robert '73, Andrew '76, and Walter '77, and a sister, Ann, A.M. '61.
PALMER DIXON '50 died September 3 in Wilton, Conn. A Korean War veteran, he was a former partner in the Wall Street firm of Loeb, Rhoades & Co.and a former vice president of Moseley, Hallgarten & Estabrook. At his retirement he was head of programming at Standard & Poor's. He was a keen court tennis player and a longtime, active member of the New York Racquet and Tennis Club. He leaves his wife, Heather-Mary (Sharp) '48, two daughters, Alexandra '81 and Olivia '84, a son, Adam '82, and a brother, Peter '51, M.B.A. '53.
PAUL EDMUND MERICLE '50, of Southern Shores, N.C., died July 1. An Episcopal priest, he served for many years as rector of St. Mark's Parish in Fairland, Md. He was a former board member of the Montgomery County Mental Health Association and former youth director of the Montgomery County Red Cross, where he started a peer counseling program on substance abuse for high-school students. An alumnus of the Hasty Pudding Club, he continued to enjoy community theater with the Center Front Drama Group of the Outer Banks and as a charter member of the Burtonsville Players, of Montgomery County. He leaves his wife, Mary Ann (Moffett), a daughter, Susan, and a son, John.
JAMES LEWIS GREEN '52, Ed.M. '83, died August 19 in Boston. He was president of Educational Futures Inc. and served at one time as the senior education policy adviser to former Massachusetts governor Michael Dukakis. He also served as executive director of the Massachusetts Council on Vocational Education and vice chairman of the state board of education. While residing in Brockton, he served on its school committee and was instrumental in creating the community education program, opening all the city's public schools to the community at large for continuing education and recreational purposes; later he was chairman of the National Advisory Council on Community Education. He leaves his wife, Barbara (Rubin), two daughters, Deborah, Ed.M. '96, and Amy '83, and two sons, John and David '81, M.B.A. '88.
ANDREW JAMES YIANNIAS '52cl died August 11 in Houston. He was vice president of the trust department at Wells Fargo Bank and an active member of the International Association of Financial Planners. He enjoyed writing poetry. He leaves his wife, Evangelia (Thomas), a son, James, two sisters, Elaine Avgerinos and Vicki, and two brothers, Nick and John.
CARLFRED BARTHOLOMEW BRODERICK '53mcl died July 27 in Cerritos, Cal. A professor of sociology at the University of Southern California, he also served as executive director of USC's Marriage and Family Counseling Training Program and director of its Human Relations Center. A pioneering family therapist, he was past president of the National Council on Family Relations, which honored him with its Distinguished Service Award in 1989. His many books include Understanding Families; Marriage and the Family, a widely used college text; and Couples: How to Confront Problems and Maintain Loving Relationships. In addition, he was the editor of A Decade of Research and Action on the Family and coeditor of The Individual, Sex, and Society. He leaves his wife, Kathleen (State), four daughters, Beverly Farb, Wendi Magennis, Katherine Quinn, and Jenifer Wales, four sons, Benjamin, Carlfred, Frank, and Victor, and two sisters, Elizabeth Barker and Allene Travis.
DANIEL PATRICK MULKEEN '53 died September 22 in Paris. He retired in 1992 after 30 years as a manager of industrial relations for Raytheon Co. and moved to Paris, where he settled on the Left Bank and devoted himself to pursuing his interests in European history, art, music, and literature. His survivors include a daughter, Maria, and a son, Charles.
DONALD WYMAN BRICE '54, of Dothan, Ala., died October 3. An air force veteran and physician, he practiced otolaryngology in Dothan for 28 years before retiring in 1996. He leaves his wife, Catherine (Sexton), three sons, Donald, Charles, and Richard, seven stepsons, Martin, David, Thomas, Joseph, James, Stephen, and Michael Hollenbeck, a brother, Lawrence, and his former wife, June Strickland; his eldest son, Paul, died in 1990.
DARYL RALPH HAWKINS '54cl died April 27 in Orinda, Cal. He was a San Francisco attorney and expert skier who helped run the ski patrol at Squaw Valley for 34 years. A gifted athlete, he particularly enjoyed heliskiing and would have surpassed the million-vertical-feet mark this year had his illness not intervened. He leaves his wife, Joyce, and two sons, Jeff and Jon, M.B.A. '98.
RICHARD JOHNSON KIRK '54, M.B.A. '58, of Lexington, Mass., died August 8. He was retired vice president and executive director of Hayden Recreation Centre, a privately endowed, nonprofit foundation offering programs and activities for the youth of Lexington. Earlier he worked for 21 years as a contracts manager in the electronics division at Raytheon Co. He was an avid skier all his life. He leaves no immediate survivors; his wife, Jeanne (Silver), died in 1994.
LEO MANDRAKOS '54 died August 24 in New York City. He was principal of the New York investment firm Mandrakos Capital Management. He leaves his wife, Judith (Lavery), a daughter, Lisa, and a son, Mark.
WILLIAM LATIMER GRAY JR. '55, M.B.A. '60, died October 5 in Boston. After 30 years with BankBoston, where he was senior vice president, he retired in 1989 to pursue his passion for deepwater sailing. He competed several times in the Marion-to-Bermuda and Newport-to-Bermuda races and cruised the Caribbean and the coasts of Europe and Maine. At home, he could often be found rowing on the Wareham River or sailing around Buzzards Bay. He served on the board of governors of the Cruising Club of America. He leaves his wife, Judith (White), two daughters, Melinda '88, A.M. '92, and Margaret, and a brother, Samuel '59, M.B.A. '63.
LEIGH BARRY TREVOR '56mcl, LL.B. '62, died September 21 in Cleveland. A longtime partner in the Cleveland law firm of Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue, he was an expert on hostile takeovers. He was a codrafter of the Ohio Control Share Acquisition Act and in the late 1980s served as president of Stakeholders of America, a coalition of major American companies that sought to reform the laws governing corporate takeovers. He leaves his wife, Mary (Witherell) '60, two daughters, Julia Kramer and Elizabeth Paige, a son, Stephen, M.B.A. '92, and two stepchildren, Anne Kete and John Hoffman.