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Harvard University Obituary and Death Notice Collection - 9

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Date: Tuesday, 18 January 2011, at 10:47 a.m.

JOHN VOGL HALLETT '35cl, of Queensbury, N.Y., died July 2. A chemist, he had been general manager of the Imperial Color and Chemical department of Hercules Inc. Previously he directed research for the company's predecessor, Imperial Color Chemical & Paper Corp., manufacturers of pigment colors, chemicals, and wallpaper.

WILLIAM EDWARD LUNT JR. '35, of New London, N.H., died October 29. He was an architect in Oley, Pa., and a former construction specifications consultant.

EDWARD FLINT PAGE '35cl, M.B.A. '37, died September 20 in Providence. He was retired president of the former Page-Walker Jewelry Co. and of McKenna Company Jewelry Manufacturers and a past president of the Jeweler's Board of Trade. He leaves his wife, Elizabeth (French), a daughter, Virginia, a son, Robert, and a sister, Frances Dole.

WESLEY CONSTANTINE PANUNZIO '35, Ph.D. '57, died November 14 in Fairhaven, Mass. He was a retired professor of linguistics at Southeastern Massachusetts University and an impassioned peace activist. During the 1980s he visited Nicaragua twice as a member of the Witness for Peace Program, and in 1988 he traveled to Ukraine to join 160 others for a 12-day "peace cruise" down the Dnieper River. He leaves three daughters, Gail Chapin, Sharon Kiefer, and Lori Wynne, a sister, Angela, and his former wife, Charlotte Flechsig.

LORNA LOWRY SLOCOMBE '35 died December 1 in Malden, Mass. She operated her own typing bureau in Harvard Square, wrote short stories and articles, and taught sailing at the Community Boat Club on the Charles River. For years she tended a formerly abandoned flower garden under the old elevated railroad line on Cambridge Street in Boston. She leaves a sister, Jean Baxter.

ANDREW BEAUMONT STEEVER '35cl, S.M. '36, of of Old Greenwich, Conn., died May 19, 1998.

GIBSON BARRY CLAY '36 died September 20 in Peoria, Ariz. He was a retired physics teacher at Lakewood High School in Long Beach, Cal., and a decorated World War II naval veteran. He leaves a daughter, Nancy, and a son, David; his wife, Hazel (Sanders), died in 1996.

RICHARD STEDMAN GREEN '36cl, S.M. '37, of Bethesda, Md., died October 19. He was a retired rear admiral in the U.S. Public Health Service, where he spent his entire career. A specialist in marine biology and the delivery of clean water, he served extensively in the Panama Canal Zone and in Alaska. He leaves two daughters, Ann and Judy, and a son, John.

CHESTER RICHMOND JONES '36, formerly of Arlington, Mass., died October 15. He devoted his career to aerospace and music, working in production control for General Dynamics in San Diego by day while playing the saxophone at night. During the 1930s he played with the late Ned Marshall '34 and his "Crimson Club."

DONALD FREDERICK MACMANN '36, of Westwood, Mass., died November 1. He was a retired government-contract administrator at Raytheon Co., where he worked for 32 years. He leaves his wife, Marion (Fuller), two sons, Michael and Jeffrey, and a sister, Jean Taylor.

JOHN WEIR PERRY '36, M.D. '41, died October 29 in Larkspur, Cal. He was a psychiatrist who was internationally known for his theoretical work in brief-reactive psychoses and long-term psychotic states. He directed therapeutic policy for the Agnew Project of the National Institute of Mental Health and was cofounder of Diabasis, an alternative residential treatment facility. He also taught at the University of California and at the C.G. Jung Institute in San Francisco. A member of the first class of the newly formed C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich in the late 1940s, he was an early member of the Society of Jungian Analysts of Northern California and a widely respected author in the field. His books include Lord of the Four Quarters, The Far Side of Madness, and Trials of the Visionary Mind. He leaves three daughters, Wendy, Alice Garofalo, and Anne Weir, two sons, Brian and John, and his former wife, Ann Shulgin.

DAVID HUME SEARS '36cl died September 26 in Las Vegas. He was a retired geophysicist and geologist who had explored in Australia, Central America, and Greenland, and who worked for several companies in the course of his career, including 19 years with Shell Oil Co. He leaves his second wife, Eva (Jarvael), two daughters, Margaret and Rebecca, and three sons, Carver, David, and Harold.

CECIL MACDONALD ARROWSMITH '37, M.B.A. '39, died October 31 in Tampa, Fla. He served as a vice president at Schick Inc. and Sunbeam Corp. before becoming a broker with Paine Webber Jackson & Curtis in Boca Raton. A yachtsman and lover of the sea, he served in the navy in World War II on a minesweeper in the Atlantic and a submarine in the Pacific; much later, after retiring aboard a 37-foot sloop in Marathon, Fla., he won many prizes in races to Key West. He was a past president of the Harvard Club of Broward County. He leaves a daughter, Jane, and two sons, Peter and Leighton.

ERNEST SALVATORE CAMELIO JR. '37, of Barnstable, Mass., died November 22. A retired school administrator, he had served as the principal of East Junior High School in Walpole and was a member of the Walpole High School Hall of Fame. He was also an avid traveler. He leaves his wife, Esther (Seisig), two daughters, Elise Rose and Ellen Moschella, a sister, Mary Dale, and a brother, Albert.

ALBERT HENRY CHAMBERLAIN JR. '37, M.B.A. '39, of Rosenberg, Tex., died January 29, 1998. A CPA, he had been vice president for finance at Viner Bros. Inc., a shoe manufacturer in Bangor, Me. In retirement he worked to strengthen the Republican Party in the Bangor area.

PAUL KILLIAM JR. '37 died November 12 in Norwalk, Conn. He began his career as a lawyer in Boston, but soon moved on to journalism--he was the first reporter on the scene when a plane crashed into the Empire State Building in 1945--and then show business. He founded the Old Knickerbocker Music Hall, a New York vaudeville cabaret that provided a venue for such budding theatrical talents as John U. Lemmon III '47, who worked there as a singing waiter, and also headed his own production company specializing in film features and documentaries. After moving to New Canaan in 1953, he produced, directed, and performed in countless local shows. He also became a collector and restorer of silent films, eventually amassing one of the largest collections in the country. He was a past president of the Harvard Club of Fairfield. He leaves a daughter, Lily Mitchell, three sons, Timothy, Theodore '73, and Thomas '77, and two sisters, M. Elizabeth Pilcher '36 and Faith Warner '45; his wife, Joan (Richards), predeceased him.

JOHN WILLIAM LAGSDIN '37, of Vancouver, Wash., died May 15. He was retired regional representative for the state of Washington and Western Canadian provinces for the Research Institute of America. Earlier he spent 25 years in the photography business, first with the navy during the war and later in Hollywood, with studios in San Francisco and Mill Valley, Cal.

DEAN JAMES LEWIS '37cl, LL.B. '43, of Newport, R.I., died November 9, 1997. A retired partner in the firm of Lewis, O'Brien & Cosel, he was long active in community affairs and local Republican politics. He served 15 years as vice chairman of the Navy YMCA board of management and was a member of the International YMCA Committee.

ELIZABETH RAUH MACHOL '37, of Teaneck, N.J., died July 5, 1998. Her survivors include her husband, Richard.

DAVID EMERSON '38 died December 1 in Elizabeth City, N.C. He was a retired partner in the Boston investment firm of J.M. Forbes & Co. and a cofounder of the Concord Land Conservation Trust. He served as a fighter pilot in the Army Air Corps during World War II; afterward, he continued to fly as a member of the Civil Air Patrol, the Air National Guard, and the Air Force Reserve until his retirement as a colonel in 1971. A great-grandson of Ralph Waldo Emerson, he lived in Concord and was active in town affairs for many years. He leaves his wife, Mary (Cochran), four daughters, Margaret Bancroft, Ellen Kohler, Lauran Dundee, and Amelia, three sons, Alexander '69, Daniel, and Raymond, a sister, Ellen Cotton, and a brother, Edward.

M. BERNARD FOX '38 died October 6 in Santa Monica, Cal. Between 1938 and 1940, competing out of the Boston Skating Club, he was U.S. and Canadian pairs figure-skating champion with Joan Tozzer, daughter of Harvard anthropologist Alfred Tozzer. He also served as a judge in the 1948 Olympic Games and World Championships. Later he embarked on a long career as a writer, producer, and director in Hollywood. Among the more than 425 films and live television programs to his credit were four weekly series, Waterfront, Code Three, Whiplash, and The Monroes. He leaves two sons, David and Richard.

JAMES CLEVELAND HOPKINS JR. '38, M.Arch. '41, died October 28 in South Dartmouth, Mass. An architect, he was a partner for many years in the Boston architectural firm founded by his father, Kilham Hopkins Greeley and Brodie. He designed schools, libraries, and residences throughout New England, including projects at the New England Conservatory of Music, Milton Academy, and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He was an ardent gardener who raised prize-winning camellias. He leaves no immediate survivors.

ROBERT E. MACHOL '38 died November 12 in Bethesda, Md. He was professor emeritus of systems at Northwestern University's Graduate School of Management and retired chief scientist with the Federal Aviation Administration. A pioneer in systems engineering, in his seventies he developed a method of predicting catastrophe after studying the turbulence created by the jet engines of 757s, a discovery that led to a change in federal aviation policy. He worked as consultant to NASA, the Office of Naval Research, and the Department of Defense. He was coauthor of a 1957 book, Systems Engineering, considered the first authoritative work in the field. He leaves his wife, Florence, a daughter, Margot, a son, Kennard, and a brother, Richard.

CARL SHEPARD OAKMAN JR. '38, of Dorset, Vt., died December 1, 1997. A retired surgeon, he was a longtime attending physician and past president of the medical board at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, in New York City. His survivors include his wife, Arlene.

DANIEL ELLIOTT O'REILLY '38, M.D. '42, died November 20 in Richmond Heights, Mo. He was a a retired orthopedic surgeon and an authority on cerebral palsy. He served as chief of orthopedics at the former Firmin Desloge Hospital (now St. Louis University Medical Center) and at Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital, where he directed the Cerebral Palsy Training Center for 27 years. He also taught for many years at the St. Louis University School of Medicine, where he was the first full-time professor of orthopedics. He was secretary of the Missouri Board of Registration for the Healing Arts and treasurer of the St. Louis chapter of the Archeological Institute of America. He leaves his wife, Lucia (King), three daughters, Lucia, Marian, and Ann Irving, a son, Elliott, and two brothers, J. Archer '29 and Noel '31, M.B.A. '33.

JEROME SAYPER '38, formerly of Washington, D.C., died January 15, 1998.

RICHARD WILLIAM SCHREIBER '38, of Dover, N.H., died July 31, 1998. He was a longtime professor of botany at the University of New Hampshire at Durham.

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