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Marriages & Unions
(2012 unless otherwise noted)
Dick Mulligan ’59 and Lynn Senne,
Jonathan Michael Stahl ’96 and Wendy Rebecca Brill, May
Erika Bohnhoff ’97 and Michael Wall,
Mary Kelley Michel ’97 and Wallace
Troup Miller, April 21
Karyn Whitney Bove ’98 and Antony Lai ’99, May
Tyrone Joseph Barnes II ’99 and Alexandria Rice de
Botton ’00, May
Carrie Flynn ’99 and Christian Gee,
Meghan Elizabeth Giulino ’01 and Paul
Henry DeLaney III, April
Lindsay Weinschenk ’01 and Adam Wake,
July 9, 2011
Keridy Crook ’03 and Geoff Williams,
Lauren Dresnick ’03 and Joe Gannon,
Megan Woram ’03 and Chris Swon, Nov.
Heather Angstrom ’05 and Stephen MacLellan ’06, August 27, 2011
David Perlman ’05 and Rebecca Sacks-Oppenheim ’06, June 23
Katherine Eberly ’06 and Patrick Spellane
Emily Good ’08 and Mark Pettit ’08, Oct. 22, 2011
Emily Rafferty ’08 and Eric Muther,
Oct. 1, 2011
Births & Adoptions
(2012 unless otherwise noted)
Levisay ’89 and Catherine: Thomas
Kiley ’94 and Marc Chaput: Lauren Paige, April 18
Caravetta ’97 and Danielle: James Anthony and Juliana Rose,
Fisher ’97 and Abbie: Charlotte Rainier, Sept. 27, 2011
To William and Julia Tricarichi ’97 Boxler: Joseph “Joey” Walter, May
4, joining Houston Robert
Boyle ’99 and Katie: Allison
Goldsmith ’99 and Amy: Eli Aaron, January 9, joining Olivia
’00 and Melanie Ng ’99 Schrank: Isabel Eve, June 20
’00 and Valerie Place ’99 Cooley: Isla Darline, June 6
To Marc and Macall Coombs ’00 Zimmerman: Madeline Rose, April 17
To Jon and Chrissy Quirolo ’00 O’Keeffe: Henry Nathan, April 4
Thompson ’00 and Jodi: Rhys John, May 25, joining Lexi
To Shawn and Kate Wissel ’00 Fitzgibbons: Colin, May 31, joining Claire
’01 and Amy Hargrave ’03 Leo: Jacob Anthony, April 13
To Jake and Shayna Glickman ’02 Peeff: Thomas John, March 28
’02 and Susan Rosenthal ’02 Maisel: Jeremy Scott, February 22
’02 and Lesley Thompson ’02 McWilliams: Evangeline Marigold, April
25, joining John
To Jeffrey and Laura Simmons ’03 Kovacs: Emmett John, February 27
Barausky ’04 and Abby O’Connell ’04: Mary Catherine and Eleanor Rose, April
To Andrew and Christie Philbrick-Wheaton ’04 Galvin: John “Jack” Thomas,
To Ricardo and Hilary Smith ’05 Gonzalez: Oliver Mateo, April 30
runs deceased notices on all alumni, current and former faculty members,
honorary degree recipients, and staff members and others who the editors
determine would be well known to alumni.
George W. Hunt ’37, April 1, 2012.
Theta Chi. He practiced law in a partnership with his father, and also
worked as a special agent for the FBI. He was predeceased by his wife,
Bernice. He is survived by 2 children, 2 grandsons, and his extended
James B. Sprague ’37, June 15, 2012.
Phi Delta Theta, Masque and Triangle, chorus, marching band, cheerleading.
US Navy, WWII, Korea. He taught high school French prior to becoming
the director of the city of Miami’s Yacht Dock’s Department and
later a construction planner for the South Beach Marina. He was predeceased
by his wife, Elizabeth. He is survived by his brother, Richard ’42,
his sister, and 3 sons, including Stephen ’72.
Paul L. White ’37, October 3, 2011.
Phi Delta Theta, chorus. US Army, WWII. University of Pennsylvania:
DDS, 1941. He practiced medicine as a dentist for more than 30 years,
retiring to work in real estate. He is survived by his 3 children.
Franklin Ferguson ’39, May 31, 2012.
Sigma Nu, football, lacrosse, swimming. US Navy, WWII. University of
Pennsylvania: MBA, 1941. US Navy. He spent his career at Johnson &
Higgins brokerage firm. He is survived by his wife, Aimee, and 2 stepchildren,
including William Brown ’70.
Leroy W. Kilgore ’39, May 8, 2012.
Colgate Rochester Divinity School: MDiv, 1942. A Presbyterian minister,
he served for more than 40 years at the pulpit, later writing When the River Runs Backwards and What a Way to Live. He is survived by his wife, Arlene, 5 children,
including Kristie ’84, 4 stepchildren, 12 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren.
Augustus Nasmith ’39, March 20, 2012.
Sigma Nu, Maroon Key, Konosioni, Maroon, Washington, D.C., Study Group, tennis, soccer. US Navy,
WWII. New York University: LLB, 1947. He practiced law for many years,
later serving as vice chairman of Associated Railroads of New Jersey.
He is survived by his wife, Betty, and 4 children.
Donald A. Barrett ’40, May 28, 2002.
Delta Upsilon, Konosioni, Maroon Key, soccer, tennis. In his business
management career, he held positions including director of claims and
safety for Long Beach Public Transportation Company and manager and
owner of Bay Cities Adjustment Company. He is survived by his wife,
Jason Sumner ’40, March 10, 2012.
Phi Kappa Psi. US Navy, WWII. He spent more than 40 years working for
the oriental carpet importing company Michaelian & Kohlberg Company,
where he later became president. He was predeceased by his wife, Cornelia,
and his sister. He is survived by 3 children and 5 grandchildren.
Nelson W. Babb Jr. ’41, March 15, 2012. Phi Kappa Psi. US Air Force,
WWII. After the war, he collaborated with his father to found Babbs
Amusement Park Inc., where he acted as president operator of the roller-skating
rink. He is survived by 2 daughters, 2 sons-in-law, 7 grandchildren,
and 8 great-grandchildren.
William M. Charley ’41, June 16, 2011.
Tennis, ski club, marching band, golf, basketball. US Air Force, WWII.
For more than 40 years, he worked as a partner, and later VP, of Charley
Brothers wholesale grocery. He is survived by his daughter, and 2 sons,
including Michael ’68.
William D. Churchill ’41, July 1,
2012. Phi Gamma Delta, Outing Club, chorus, swimming. US Air Force,
WWII. Alfred University: MA, 1951. University of Rochester: PhD, 1966.
Working as a therapist and adjunct associate professor of education
at Arizona State University, he built the foundation for the university’s
Counseling and Consultation Center. He was predeceased by his wife,
Bea. He is survived by his 2 daughters.
Wilbur R. Clark ’41, June 3, 2012. Chorus, marching band. For 45 years he
served as reverend for churches throughout New York state. He was predeceased
by his wife, June. He is survived by 5 children, 11 grandchildren, and
Charles H. Bland ’42, May 5, 2012.
Sigma Nu. US Army, WWII, the Soldier’s Medal. US Army Reserves, Korean
War, Bronze Star. He co-founded the insurance company Bland & Company
with his father, working there for several decades before helping to
found the Eagle Scout Association. He was predeceased by his wife. He
is survived by 2 daughters, 4 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.
Charles W. Hummell ’42, June 26, 2012.
US Army, WWII. Lincoln Chiropractic College. He was a chiropractor in
Manchester, NH, for 10 years. He then moved to Kingston, NY, and was
employed by the Oceanographic Systems Division of Schlumberger Corp.
After 23 years at VWR Scientific, he retired in 1978. He then became
a part-time consultant for Transcat of Rochester. He is survived by
his wife, Priscilla, a sister and brother-in-law, 2 nephews, and 2 grandnieces.
James K. Mortimer ’42, February 2,
2012. Phi Kappa Psi. US Navy, WWII. University of Michigan: JD, 1949.
He worked for more than 55 years at his own law firm, concentrating
on tax and estate law. He was predeceased by his wife. He is survived
by his 3 sons, including Thomas ’76, and 3 grandchildren.
James A. Gallo ’43, April 23, 2012.
Phi Delta Theta, Maroon Council, International Relations Council, football,
basketball. US Marine Corps, WWII, Purple Heart and Silver Star. In
his more than 30 years of military service, he rose to the rank of colonel.
He later worked as manager of FMC Corp until his retirement. He is survived
by his wife, Jean, 3 daughters, several grandchildren, a great-granddaughter,
2 nieces, and a nephew.
Sherman L. Black Jr. ’44, April 10,
2012. Sigma Nu, Colgate Thirteen, Masque and Triangle, basketball. US
Navy, WWII. He worked for Procter and Gamble prior to spending the majority
of his career as an account executive at Dictaphone Corp. He was predeceased
by a brother and 2 wives. He is survived by 2 daughters, 2 sons-in-law,
4 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren.
Harry O. Lang Jr. ’44, February 29,
2012. Phi Gamma Delta, Maroon, indoor track. US Marine Corp, WWII, Purple Heart, Bronze
Star. He worked in investment management and founded Lang Securities
Co. In 1998, he published Letters of Love and War, a nonfiction novel about his military
service. He is survived by his wife, Virginia, 5 children, 14 grandchildren,
and 5 great-grandchildren.
Sydney D. Maddock ’44, June 28, 2012.
Sigma Nu. US Navy, WWII. Working in financial services, he served as
president of Qualpeco Capital Corp. and US Industrial Corp. He was predeceased
by his wife, Joan, and a sister. He is survived by 6 sons, including
Brent ’72 and Drew ’70, and 7 grandchildren, including Molly ’13.
Gervin C. Stein Jr. ’44, May 12, 2012.
Phi Kappa Tau, baseball. US Army, WWII. Working in the oil industry,
he was president of Lincoln Oil and later spent time with Conoco-Philips
Petroleum in sales and marketing. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy,
2 daughters, 5 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.
Joseph G. Tifft ’44, May 12, 2012.
Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Tau Omega, Konosioni, Maroon, Maroon Key, marching band. Cornell Medical School:
MD, 1946. After serving in the Army Medical Corps, he practiced obstetrics
and gynecology for more than 35 years. He was predeceased by his wife
and sister. He is survived by his sons, Robert ’73 and Charles ’69,
2 daughters, 10 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.
Russell A. Ray ’45, June 16, 2012.
US Army, WWII. He owned and worked at Ray’s Wayside Furniture for
more than 50 years. He was predeceased by his wife, Caroldine, a daughter,
and a sister. He is survived by his brother, a daughter, 2 sons, 7 grandchildren,
and 8 great-grandchildren.
James P. Smyth ’46, July 9, 2012.
Alpha Tau Omega, Konosioni, football. US Marine Corp, WWII, Korea, Vietnam.
He worked as a teacher and guidance counselor in the Beaufort County
School system, later serving as an assistant principal at Battery Creek
High School. He is survived by his wife, Nanette, 5 children, 12 grandchildren,
2 sisters, and 5 great-grandchildren.
Thomas L. Steele Jr. ’46, July 3,
2012. US Marine Corp, WWII, Korea. Spending more than 40 years working
at Nabisco Inc., he rose to the position of VP of distribution and transportation.
He was predeceased by his wife, Patricia, a daughter, and 2 sisters.
He is survived by 6 children, 4 siblings, and 5 grandchildren.
Donald P. Franks ’47, April 30, 2012.
Beta Theta Pi, soccer. US Marine Corp, Korean War. MD, Jefferson Medical
College, 1950. He was an anesthesiologist and surgeon for several hospitals
prior to becoming the director of the Roseville Hospital Outpatient
Surgery Center. He is survived by his wife, Marsha, 3 sons, 4 stepchildren,
and 9 grandchildren.
James E. McGuire ’47, December 6,
2011. Sigma Nu, Konosioni, Maroon Key, indoor track, cross country.
US Marine Corp, WWII. He worked at IBM for 20 years as traffic manager
and later spent 15 years at Pfizer Pharmaceuticals in materials distribution.
He is survived by his wife, Lorraine, 3 children, 3 stepchildren, and
Richard B. Sowdon ’47, February 28, 2012. Lambda Chi Alpha, chorus,
soccer, baseball. US Marine Corp, WWII. After spending more than 30
years in the furniture business, he became choir director for Chatham
Heights Baptist Church for 20 years. He was predeceased by his brother.
He is survived by his wife, Gwendolyn, 4 children, a sister, 10 grandchildren,
and 6 great-grandchildren.
Lyle F. Bodah ’48, June 18, 2012.
Marching band. US Navy. He served as manager of taxes, insurance, and
royalties for General Electric’s military electronics division in
Syracuse, NY, for more than 20 years. He was predeceased by a son. He
is survived by his wife, Gladyslee, his son, and 4 grandchildren.
Stanford B. Bullen ’48, September
13, 2011. Sigma Chi, soccer, basketball. US Marine Corp. He worked for
the Illinois Bell Telephone Company as traffic supervisor for more than
30 years. He is survived by 2 daughters.
Robert H. Dittrich’48, March 21, 2012.
US Navy, WWII. He owned and operated the Lakes Theatre in Interlaken,
NY, prior to working as a distributer with Air Kem of ENY for more than
40 years. He was predeceased by his son and his brothers, James ’36,
Frank ’31, and Worth ’34. He is survived by his wife, Patricia,
2 children, 5 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren.
Thomas R. Yeoman Jr. ’48, March 22,
2012. Career advising, career seminar. US Navy, WWII. He spent
more than 25 years working at IBM Corp after working for Curtiss-Wright
Corp and ITT Corp. He was predeceased by 2 brothers. He is survived
by his wife of 64 years, Phyllis, his brother, 3 children, 6 grandchildren,
2 cousins, and a niece.
Verne H. Bovie ’49, March 31, 2012.
US Air Force, WWII. University of Pennsylvania: PhD, 1957. He taught
at several colleges, including Nasson College, where he was an American
literature and English professor for a number of years. Later, his love
of flight led him to work as a flying instructor for Sanford Air. He
is survived by his wife, Evelyn, 3 daughters, a son, and 8 grandchildren.
Howard M. Cohen ’49, May 20, 2012.
Commons Club. US Navy. In addition to his 40 years of service with the
Navy, he worked in sales at several medical companies, including Columbia
Medical Lab. He is survived by his wife, Joy, and his daughter.
Floyd E. Risley ’49, June 27, 2012.
Phi Delta Theta, indoor track. US Army, WWII. He worked in sales at
Risley Spring Water Company for several decades. He was predeceased
by his brothers, Raine ’33 and Richard ’35, and a sister. He is
survived by his wife, Lena, 3 children, including Robert ’73, 7 grandchildren,
and 9 great-grandchildren.
Herbert S. Beggs ’50, May 11, 2012.
Delta Upsilon, Masque and Triangle. US Air Force, Korean War. Harvard
University: MBA, 1952. He worked at General Electric and Robert Heller
Associates before becoming a VP of corporate development at Union Camp
Corp and founding Beggs Real Estate. He was predeceased by his son.
He is survived by his wife, Joan, 4 children, and 5 grandchildren.
Jeffery Eastman ’50, July 19, 2012.
Alpha Tau Omega, Outing Club. US Army, WWII. He worked as a purchasing agent for Beach Electric Company Inc. for
more than 40 years. He is survived by his wife, Jean, 5 children, and
John V. Motsch ’50, April 8, 2011.
Delta Kappa Epsilon, lacrosse, football, career advising. US Coast Guard.
He worked in the freight and storage industries prior to opening Motsch
Transport Systems Inc. and later becoming a yacht broker. He is survived
by his wife, Sarajane, 3 sons, and 3 daughters.
Arthur J. Mulligan Jr. ’50, March 1, 2012. Theta Chi, international relations council.
US Army, WWII. Teacher in Hamilton, NY, owner of Arthur Mulligan Insurance
Associates, and director of Public Works for the Town of East Hartford
were among his many occupations. He was predeceased by his wife, Cecelia.
He is survived by 2 children, 2 granddaughters, 2 sisters-in-law, and
his brother, Paul ’50.
Anthony P. Swarthout ’50, May 23,
2012. Delta Upsilon, baseball, basketball, football. US Army. For more
than 35 years, he worked as a copy editor for newsrooms including the Watertown Daily Times, Binghamton Press,
Leader-Herald. He is survived by his wife, Sally, 3 children,
7 grandchildren, and a sister.
Alfred M. Sexton II ’51, May 11, 2012.
Sigma Chi. US Navy, Korean War. He worked for several textile companies
as a wool merchant, later ascending to president of the Boston Wool
Trade Association. He is survived by his wife, Peggy, 2 daughters, and
Kenneth W. Sheeleigh ’51, March 4,
2012. US Merchant Marines. Following a career in the aluminum industry,
he founded K.W. Sheeleigh Co. and later West Shore Resource Corp. in
Goshen, N.Y. He is survived by his wife, Doris, 5 children, and several
Mark Barlow Jr. MA’52, June 23, 2012.
US Navy, WWII. Cornell University: EdD, 1961. Working in education,
he served as dean of students at Wesleyan, VP for student affairs at
Cornell, and, later, headmaster at St. Mark’s School in Southborough,
Mass. He is survived by his wife, Jane, 3 children, and 4 grandchildren.
Robert F. Yates ’52, May 27, 2012. Phi Beta Kappa. Albany
Medical College: MD, 1956. He worked as a pediatrician for more than
35 years, also holding the position of medical director at Wilton Developmental
Center. He was predeceased by his brother. He is survived by his wife,
Ruth, 4 children, 9 grandchildren, and his sister.
James S. Andes ’54, June 28, 2012.
Phi Kappa Psi, football, wrestling. US Marine Corp. He worked as a sales
executive for Cannon Mills towels and sheets for more than 30 years.
He is survived by his wife, Joan, 2 children, and 3 grandchildren.
William M. Beyea ’55, April 25, 2012.
Beta Theta Pi, Masque and Triangle, WRCU, student government, marching
band, pep band. A jazz musician, he played clarinet and saxophone in
the Finger Lake Five, a jazz and Dixieland band, for more than 10 years
and recorded numerous records. He spent the last 30 years as an independent
insurance agent and financial planner. He was predeceased by his first
wife, Margaret, and a sister. He is survived by his wife, Gale, a son,
3 grandchildren, a nephew, and a great-niece.
Daniel C. Fales ’55, April 11, 2012. Beta Theta Pi, WRCU, Outing Club, soccer,
sailing club, ski club. Spending many years in New York City, he worked
for several publications, including Motor Boating & Sailing and Popular Mechanics, as an associate, senior, and executive editor.
He is survived by his wife, Jerry.
Ralph T. Fudge ’55, May 14, 2012.
Delta Kappa Epsilon, chorus. Berkeley Divinity School at Yale: MDiv,
1968. Working as a priest in the Episcopalian faith, he served several
churches in Maine and Rhode Island until his passing. He is survived
by his wife, Suzanne, 2 sisters, 2 daughters, 6 grandchildren, and 5
Thomas J. Hayes ’55, May 13, 2012.
Delta Upsilon, Outing Club, swimming. Spending his career working in
the business industry, he worked as a sales manager of Tondisco Inc.,
a co-owner or owner of Pool Town, Cannon International, Buffalo Boat
and Motor, and several restaurants. He is survived by his wife, Janice,
3 stepchildren, 4 children, a brother, and a sister.
Leonard F. Kraus Jr. ’55, April 25,
2012. Phi Delta Theta, Maroon Key, Konosioni, basketball, baseball.
US Navy. For more than 20 years, he worked as a parole officer for his
home state of New Jersey, later assuming the position of district parole
supervisor. His is survived by his wife, Linda, 2 children, 3 grandsons,
and nieces and nephews.
Michael R. Morog ’55, April 3, 2012. Delta Upsilon, Maroon Key, Konosioni,
ROTC, student government, indoor track, football. US Air Force. He worked
as assistant superintendent at Bethlehem Steel Corporation before later
becoming the general plant manager at MINCO. He was predeceased by 2
brothers, including Joseph ’52. He is survived by his wife, Christine, 2 daughters,
3 grandchildren, his sister, and his brother William ’59.
Henry W. Mott III ’55, July 14, 2012.
Tau Kappa Epsilon, Maroon, tennis. Columbia University: PhD, 1962. Beginning his
career as a professor and administrator for colleges including Clarkson
University and Worcester Junior College, he later worked as the executive
director of the New England Lawn Tennis Association. He is survived
by his wife, Lydia, 4 sons, a stepdaughter, and 5 grandchildren.
Robert G. Turton ’55, June 13, 2012.
Alpha Tau Omega, Salmagundi, Maroon. US Air Force. For more than 30 years, he worked as
a self-employed private investigator and served as the president of
the Private Detectives Association of New Jersey. He is survived by
his wife, Mimi, 3 children, 9 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren.
Preston C. Williams ’55, March 19,
2012. Phi Gamma Delta, ROTC, Maroon, basketball. US Air Force. Starting his career in medical
publishing, he later turned to radio and served as president of Physicians
Radio Network before starting his own firm, Campbell Communications.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, 3 children, 3 brothers, including
Walter Jr. ’62 and Robert ’67, and 5 grandchildren.
Charles A. Murphy Jr. ’56, April 5,
2012. Phi Gamma Delta, Outing Club, ice hockey. US Marines. He worked
in the insurance industry for more than 50 years and became the president
of the Executive Compensation Group, LLC. He was predeceased by
2 of his children. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Barbara,
a son and daughter-in-law, a sister, and 2 grandchildren.
Richard A. Ehinger ’57, April, 3,
2011. Phi Kappa Psi, Outing Club. As a drug and alcohol abuse prevention
specialist, he served at-risk youth in the education system within his
community in Buffalo, N.Y. He was predeceased by 2 brothers. He is survived
by his wife, Barbara, 2 daughters, 4 grandchildren, and his brother,
Joseph E. Ruccio Jr. ’57, May 20,
2012. Sigma Nu, international relations council, football, track, soccer.
US Army. University of Vermont: MAT. He taught high school history and
economics classes for more than 30 years before retiring to become a
stockbroker and financial advisor. He is survived by his wife, Barbara,
3 children, including Joseph ’96, and 3 grandchildren.
James M. Bullock ’58, June 16, 2012. Sigma Chi, Maroon, Outing Club, swimming. Practicing orthopedic medicine
for more than 30 years, he worked to establish the first Pain Clinic
in the state of Michigan and develop innovative techniques to alleviate
chronic back pain. He is survived by his wife, Maryjo, 2 children, and
David W. Herlinger ’58, June 13, 2012.
Phi Delta Theta, Outing Club, Salmagundi, baseball, football. He served as CEO of Colorado
Housing and Finance Authority, where he worked for more than 25 years.
He was predeceased by his son. He is survived by his wife, Lynn, 2 children,
and his sister.
Donald E.D. Johnson ’58, July 9, 2012.
Lambda Chi Alpha, Salmagundi, Maroon Key, Masque and Triangle, indoor track,
chorus. US Navy. He spent his career as a field manager for McGraw-Hill
Book Company, later acting as the director of the Real Property Division
for the Department of Veterans Affairs. He was predeceased by his life
partners Michael and David, and his brother.
Jeremiah O. McCarthy ’58, April 16, 2012. Delta Upsilon. He spent a few
years in the insurance industry before returning to the family business,
Oneida County Rural Telephone. He later served as president for the
New York State Telecommunications Association before founding Northland
Communications. He was predeceased by a sister. He is survived by his
wife, Christine, 3 children, 7 grandchildren, 3 sisters, and a brother.
Robert J. Stemmermann ’58, June 21,
2012. Delta Kappa Epsilon, Outing Club, ROTC, WRCU, student government,
lacrosse. US Air Force. He worked for Merrill Lynch for 34 years, retiring
in 1996 as a senior resident VP. During his career, he was a stockbroker
in New York City for 10 years, after which he managed several offices
around the country. He was predeceased by his cousin Don Wagner ’58.
He is survived by his wife, Denyse, his 2 daughters, Lynn Pfost ’82
and Karen Larsen ’84, 7 grandchildren, and his sister
David L. Daley ’61, March 31, 2012. Sigma Nu, Salmagundi, Maroon Key, Outing Club, lacrosse, and wrestling.
US Marine Corp. He worked in the steel industry for many years, eventually
founding Daley Services, Inc. and TG&P Inc., acting as the president
of both. After leaving the workforce, he entered into faith-based ministry
for the remainder of his life. He is survived by his wife, Ann, 2 children,
and a sister.
Daniel M. Fones ’61, April 19, 2011. Kappa Delta Rho, WRCU, Salmagundi. In New York City, he worked as a retail buyer for
companies including Lord & Taylor, J.C. Penney Co., and W.J. Grant
Co. He is survived by his daughter.
Robert L. Jones Jr. ’61, June 30,
2012. Alpha Tau Omega, chorus. For more than 30 years, he worked as
VP of sales for B.D. divisions of Becton Dickinson Technology Company.
He is survived by his 2 brothers and 2 sisters-in-law.
William P. Stalker ’61, June 3, 2012.
Alpha Delta Phi, Outing Club, WRCU. He built his practice in Orlando,
Fla., practicing dentistry for several decades. He is survived by his
wife, Lawree, 2 sons, 2 granddaughters, and 3 brothers.
Stephen A. Fales ’62, June 5, 2012. Beta Theta Pi, Outing Club,
WRCU, student government, tennis. He spent his career in advertising,
serving as VP creative director at Ogilvy and Mather, later working
at Beach and Bartolo Realtors. He was predeceased by 2 siblings. He
is survived by his wife, Heidi, a son, and a sister.
Thomas P. Gurney ’63, March 19, 2012. Phi Gamma Delta, lacrosse, ice hockey, cheerleading, baseball.
He worked on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange for Moseley, Hallgarten
and Estabrook, as well as Fahnestock and Company. He was predeceased
by his son. He is survived by his daughter, Michele ’85, cousin, John
Kirkman ’61, a son-in-law, and 3 grandsons.
F. Reed Cutting MA’63, May 27, 2012.
He was a science teacher for more than 35 years beginning in 1956 in
the Nantucket school system. He co-developed the Introduction to Physical
Science course that he taught until his retirement in 1993 and that
is still taught in Marblehead and nationally today. He is survived by
his wife of 55 years, Katharine, 3 daughters and sons-in-law, 2 sons
and a daughter-in-law, and 5 grandchildren.
John I. Bott Jr. ’64, June 29, 2010.
Lambda Chi Alpha, swimming.
Kenneth R. Gillies ’65, April 18, 2012. Lambda Chi Alpha, Salmagundi, football, indoor track, lacrosse. US Navy, Vietnam
War. In addition to being a C.P.A., he spent nearly 40 years as a professor
of accounting at Fairleigh-Dickinson University. He is survived by his
wife, Sheila, 2 daughters, his brother, and several nieces and nephews.
Douglas K. Hale ’69, March 12, 2012. Delta Upsilon, Maroon Council,
football, baseball. He worked at Merrill Lynch for more than 20 years,
rising from a broker to a VP. He is survived by his wife, Diana, and
David P. Reynolds ’70, July 16, 2012.
Alpha Tau Omega, rugby. He worked at Collins & Aikman Textile Company,
rising to group president of the automotive division during his years
of service. He is survived by his wife, Priscilla, 2 children, and 2
stepchildren, including Samantha ’10.
Frederick W. Diehl ’73, June 15, 2012. Kappa Delta Rho. He worked at Fred Diehl Motor Inc. for more
than 35 years, acting as a car dealer, and later owner and president.
He is survived by his wife, Brenda, 2 children, 2 grandchildren, and
Stephen W. Scammell ’73, March 20, 2012. Theta Chi, marching band, student
government. He worked as a risk management consultant with Towers Watson
management until his retirement. He was predeceased by his father. He
is survived by his wife, Barbara, his mother, a son, 4 siblings, 2 stepdaughters,
and 5 step-grandchildren.
Steven Kamil ’75, December 25, 2011.
Carnegie Mellon: MA, 1977. He spent nearly 30 years in investment banking,
later becoming a founding partner of KNG Securities. He is survived
by his wife, Maria, and 2 daughters.
Mary Ruth Austin ’78, February 24,
2012. WRCU. She started her career in communications as a News and Public
Service director in radio and later became the VP of both United Way
of Greater Tampa and the Omnia Group. She was predeceased by her mother
and father. She is survived by 2 sisters, 2 brothers-in-law, and 2 nephews.
Stephen W. Carleu ’79, June 5, 2012.
Phi Kappa Tau, indoor track, ski club. Working in the financial services
industry, he served as media planner at Ted Bates & Company, and
district sales manager at Schlumberger Industries. He is survived by
his wife, Leigh, and 2 siblings.
Gregory H. Heaslip ’79, February 28, 2012. Phi Delta Theta, Los Angeles Study
Group. A human resources specialist, he earned the HR Excellence Award
from PepsiCo for his more than 20 years of work and was later promoted
to VP of benefits. He is survived by his wife, Gail ’79; 2 daughters;
his mother and his father, Harold ’52; 3 siblings; cousins Leslie
’74 and Jeff ’77; and uncle Cliff ’50.
Lisa I. Weiner ’81, June 18, 2012. She worked as a corporate
paralegal for the Republic National Bank of New York and as an office
manager for VMA Realty Partners Inc. She was predeceased by her husband
W. Jeffrey Bland ’84, March 20, 2012. Beta Theta Pi, Konosioni, Cobb Fellow,
student government. Working in sales for numerous years, holding both
representative and manager positions, he later acted as the VP of International
Sales for E & J Winery. He is survived by his wife, Charlene, 3
children, and his mother.
Erik M. Rosen ’90, May 4, 2012. Theta Chi. Yale School of
Management: MBA, 1999. The president of Tremont Partners, he also wrote The Nicotine Lottery,
and established cNote Art company. He was predeceased by his father.
He is survived by his mother, 2 brothers, 2 sisters-in-law, and nieces
Emily D. Sobel ’97, March 7, 2012. Chorus. She was a singer and actress
who enjoyed international travel. She was predeceased by her mother.
She is survived by her father, uncle, and godparents.
Martha Reynolds Fisher, associate professor of chemistry at
Colgate, July 3, 2012. University of Cincinnati: BS; Harvard University:
AM, PhD. Over her 13-year tenure at the Colgate, she acted as chair
of the Department of Chemistry, served as adviser to the Colgate Christian
Fellowship, and was an active member of the Hamilton Bible Fellowship,
all the while publishing numerous scientific papers based on her extensive
chemistry research. She is survived by her husband, Thomas, and many
Roy Simon Bryce-Laporte, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor of sociology and anthropology emeritus, passed away after a long illness in Upper Marlboro, Md., on July 30 at the age of 78.
Born in the Republic of Panama of West Indian ancestry, Bryce-Laporte earned degrees from Panama Canal College (AA), the University of Nebraska (BS, MA), and the University of California-Los Angeles (PhD) and went on to become a nationally and internationally known scholar. Considered a pioneer in the study of U.S. immigration of blacks of various cultures, he focused on comparative and historical studies of African-American, African-Caribbean, African-Hispanic, and other “New World” black experiences and was particularly interested in the “new immigration” of people of African descent into the United States.
Bryce-Laporte began his career at Colgate in 1989 as a member of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and director of the Africana and Latin American Studies (ALST) Program; he was instrumental in giving the program its present shape and function. One of his signature courses was Total Institutions, in which he compared plantation slavery with social life in prisons and asylums. In honor of his scholarship and teaching, Colgate’s Center for Ethics and World Societies mounted a conference titled “Diaspora and Diversity Within the Black Experience” at his retirement in 2000.
“An important part of black history in the United States is the fact that, aside from those who came through the slave trade, there are smaller groups who were and continue to be voluntary immigrants or refugees,” Bryce-Laporte told the Colgate Scene in 1999. “I try to draw attention to their social situations, to look at this population which has suffered multiple levels of invisibility, as blacks, and as immigrants — their problems, their mobility, their contributions and potential in shaping the future of American society.” Two articles he wrote on this subject are considered seminal to the field.
At Yale, where he taught from 1969 until 1972, Bryce-Laporte served as the first director of the African-American Studies Program, one of the first Ivy League programs of its kind. The noted scholar, critic, and public intellectual Henry Louis Gates — then a Yale student — said that Bryce-Laporte was among the faculty members who was “passionately concerned” that black students succeed during those turbulent times, in an essay for Frontline: “The Two Nations of Black America” (PBS).
Bryce-Laporte also taught at Hunter College, the City University of New York’s College of Staten Island (where he was founding director of the Center for Immigrant and Ethnic Studies), Syracuse University, Catholic University of America, Howard University, University of Pennsylvania, and Colorado College. He was founding director of the Smithsonian Institution’s Institute of Immigration and Ethnic Studies and was associated with the National Institute of Mental Health, Research Institute on Immigration and Ethnic Studies, and Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
Among many awards and honors, he held a Danforth Fellowship and was elected to the Chairman’s Advisory Board of the NAACP and the Committee on Nominations of the American Sociological Association. He was named “Man of the Year” by the Panamanian Council of New York City and received an Afro-Latino Institute award, as well as a distinguished service award from the Yale Alumni Association.
Bryce-Laporte is survived by his daughter, Camila Bryce-Laporte Morris of Maryland, son Robertino of New York, son René of Washington, D.C., and his longtime dear companion, Marian D. Holness, along with many other family members.
Dewey Franklin Mosby
Dewey Mosby, director emeritus of Colgate’s Picker Art Gallery, died August 1 of pulmonary issues at Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, N.Y., at the age of 70.
An art historian, Mosby’s life included many firsts among black Americans, including being the first to receive a PhD in art history from Harvard University and the first to be curator of European art at a major American museum, the Detroit Institute of Art. He joined the Colgate staff in 1981.
“Dewey’s professionalism and passion for the visual arts transformed the Picker Art Gallery and steadily raised the profile of the arts at Colgate,” said Linck Johnson, Charles A. Dana Professor of English and former director of the arts and humanities division. “Our reputation was further enhanced by his stellar scholarship and the exhibitions he organized at prominent institutions.”
A specialist in 19th- and 20th-century French art, Mosby was also an expert on Henry Ossawa Tanner, who was one of the best-known painters in both America and France at the turn of the 20th century, and the leading African-American artist of the period. Mosby’s books on Tanner include Henry Ossawa Tanner and Across Continents and Cultures: The Life and Works of Henry Ossawa Tanner, 1859–1937. Mosby organized exhibitions celebrating Tanner’s art for the Philadelphia Museum and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The author of many articles, catalogue entries, and reviews, he was a frequent lecturer nationally and internationally.
The recipient of numerous awards, Mosby was twice decorated by the Order of Arts and Letters of France and held the title of Officier. He was awarded an NEA Fellowship for Museum Professionals and a five-year Grand Prize fellowship by the committee on general scholarships of Harvard University. Among other recognition, he was listed in Who’s Who Among Black Americans, Who’s Who in American Art, Community Leaders and Noteworthy Americans, Living Legends in Black, Men of Achievement, and the Dictionary of International Biography.
Among the exhibitions Mosby arranged and organized at the Picker Art Gallery were The Fodor Collection: 19th-Century French Drawings and Watercolors from Amsterdam Historisch Museum; Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Works from a British Collection; Abstraction, Non-Objectivity, and Realism: 20th-Century Painting from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Dutch Painting in the Age of Rembrandt from the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Alex Katz — Process and Development: Small Paintings from the Collection of Paul J. Schupf ’58; and Colgate Collects, a show drawn from the private collections of alumni and friends. Since retiring from Colgate in 2004, Mosby had continued his work as an independent scholar.
Earlier in his career, Mosby taught in the Department of Art and Art History at SUNY Buffalo, and at Harvard University’s Summer School. In addition, he was a teaching assistant at UCLA and served as assistant curator at the J. Paul Getty Museum.
A 1963 graduate of Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, Mosby earned his MA at UCLA and his PhD at Harvard — all in art history. He also held a certificate for the Course in Effective Management from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations. Drafted into the army, he spent 1966 through 1968 at Fort Jackson in South Carolina.
Survivors include his wife, the arts journalist Rebekah Presson Mosby, and two children, Christophe and Veronique, from his first marriage to the former Evelyne Van Nes.