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In Memoriam

Deaths reported to the UMass Amherst Alumni Association from September 1 to December 31, 2016. To send a submission, CONTACT US.

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1930s

Evelyn Gunn ’35, ’87HON, 9/22/2016, Amherst

Randolph C. Blackmer ’36S, 9/10/2016, Gettysburg, PA

Sylvia (Goldsmith) Pomerantz ’37, 11/16/2016, Springfield

Edna (Sprague) Barney ’38, 9/21/2016, Hamilton

George C. Douglas ’38S, 10/1/2016, Concord, NH

Arnold G. Erickson ’38S, 10/11/2016, Spring, TX

Sumner T. Carlson ’39S, 11/22/2016, Friendship, ME

Grace (Cooper) Johnson ’39, 11/5/2016, Lenox

1940s

Roma (Levy) Stern ’40, 9/30/2016, Amsterdam, NY

Barbara (Cramer) Barton ’42, 10/23/2016, Dayton, OH

Theodore A. Girard ’42, 6/10/2012, Barrington, IL

Rita (Moseley) Grove ’42, 11/5/2016, Westerville, OH

Richard E. Noon ’42, 9/4/2016, Port St. Lucie, FL

Dorothy B. Prest ’42, 10/24/2016, West Chester, PA

Richard M. Thayer ’42S, 12/3/2016, Hadley

Casimir A. Zielinski ’42, 5/12/2012, Granby

Nicholas M. von Guggenberg ’45G, 10/12/2016, Alexandria, VA

Ruth (Reynolds) Smith ’46, 11/5/2016, Barre, VT

Helen (Burroughs) Gorzocoski ’47, 9/13/2016, Northfield

Jean (Woodward) McGranaghan ’47, 12/10/2016, Northborough

Mary (Avery) Jakeman ’48, 8/1/2016, Fleming Island, FL

Myron R. Laipson ’48, 11/18/2016, Worcester

Ronald L. Thaw ’48, 10/10/2016, Miami, FL

Leonard S. Zahn ’48, 9/24/2016, Malibu, CA

Aaron I. Gotlib ’49S, 10/1/2016, North Dartmouth

Leon J. Menard ’47S, ’49, 11/5/2016, Swansea

Richard M. Ober ’49, 9/1/2016, Pompano Beach, FL

Lucille (Langerman) Shore ’49, 11/8/2016, Needham

Richard N. Smith ’49, 11/18/2016, Waukesha, WI

Judith (Lambert) Watson ’49, 11/1/2016, Rochester, NY

Alan N. Young ’49, 11/4/2016, Midlothian, VA

1950s

Ardashes Arthur Aykanian ’50, 9/10/2016, Laguna Hills, CA

Norman R. Beach ’50S, 10/27/2016, Langdon, NH

Joseph D. Bidwell ’50S, 12/20/2016, Weatogue, CT

Edwin B. Caswell ’50, 2016, Medford, OR

Thomas D. Chaffee ’50, 11/25/2016, West Yarmouth

Robert G. Cook ’50, 7/10/2016, Potomac, MD

John C. Cowles ’50, 11/4/2016, Stow

Lois S. (Rubin) Feldman ’50, 11/27/2016, Worcester

Theodore Jenkins ’50, 8/31/2016, Hanover, PA

John C. Smith ’50, 11/22/2016, Lynnfield

Francis J. Vigneau ’50, 2/18/2016, Cape Coral, FL

Peter Wolff ’50, 12/19/2016, West Orange, NJ

Robert R. Zall ’49, ’50G, 10/5/2016, Delray Beach, FL

Eugene A. Costanza ’51, 2/10/2014, Reading

Frederick Duncanson ’51, 1/14/2017, Clinton

Melvin H. Grant ’51, 10/7/2016, Northampton

Thomas J. Henneberry ’51, 11/3/2016, Tempe, AZ

John P. Lukens ’48S, ’51S, 11/29/2016, South Yarmouth

Gail (Kuhns) Nickerson ’51, 11/17/2016, Chatham Port

Arnold L. Pinto ’51, 12/18/2016, Merritt Island, FL

Caroline (Wright) Putnam ’51, 11/12/2016, Marietta, OH

Richard E. Abbott ’52S, ’78S, 10/16/2016, Kent, OH

Harry E. Brennan ’52, 11/12/2016, Lafayette, IN

William J. Stanley ’52, 11/15/2016, Farmington, CT

Edward C. Stotz ’52, 4/30/2016, Berlin, MD

Elinor M. (Gannon) Lowe ’53, 11/16/2016, Clinton

Joseph Powers ’53, ’61PhD, 8/27/2016, Riverside, CT

Carol (Smith) Resnick ’53, 10/30/2016, Springfield

Robert J. Rubin ’53, 12/9/2016, Sun City Center, FL

Mary (Lester) Sottile ’53, 10/5/2016, Amherst

Sidney Spector ’53G, 10/11/2016, Needham

Arthur R. Batchelder ’54S, 12/6/2016, Fort Collins, CO

Richard J. Costello ’54, 12/9/2016, Manchester

Barbara B. (Underhill) Kemp ’54, 11/27/2016, Hanover

George L. McMullin ’54, 11/28/2016, Williamstown

Thomas F. Niblett ’54S, 8/7/2016, Centerville

Paul S. Smith ’50, ’54G, 9/22/2016, New Holland, PA

Alan R. Clarke ’55, 10/4/2016, West Barnstable

Donald J. DeWolf ’55S, 11/8/2016, Lancaster, NH

Francis D. Gibbons ’55, 10/19/2016, Shrewsbury

Thomas J. McClure ’55, 11/24/2016, Collinsville, CT

Bernard S. Zaborowski ’55, 8/21/2016, Charlottesville, VA

Erma (Brown) Broverman ’56, 11/12/2016, Myrtle Beach, SC

Raymond K. Litchfield ’56, 10/4/2016, Leawood, KS

Anna E. (Downes) Seymour ’56, 11/20/2016, Glenside, PA

Virginia A. (Gardella) Burke ’57, 8/28/2016, South Dartmouth

Arthur J. Latham ’57, 11/21/2016, North Chelmsford

Daniel J. O’Connell ’57, 12/16/2016, Boynton Beach, FL

Douglas M. Pfeninger ’57, 11/6/2016, South Dartmouth

Anne C. (Glavin) Taylor ’57, 10/19/2016, Monroe, NC

Mary (Callahan) Whittaker ’57, 6/2/2016, Somerset

Donald R. Wilson ’57S, 5/14/2016, Greenville, SC

Robert A. Wirkkala ’57, 11/4/2016, Alexandria, VA

Robert L. Duval ’58, 9/21/2016, Orleans

William S. Nichols ’58, 9/28/2016, Modesto, CA

Richard C. Shores ’58, 11/4/2016, Springfield, NH

Joseph Spadafora ’58, 10/6/2016, Sarasota, FL

Robert R. Cloutier ’59, 11/6/2016, Holyoke

William P. Conlin ’59, 9/1/2016, Newport Beach, CA

John P. Flavin ’59, ’99HON, 10/14/2016, Fort Worth, TX

1960s

William R. Bellofatto ’60S, 10/18/2016, Hubbardston

Ronald A. Gigliotti ’60, 7/15/2016, La Porte, IN

Wendell J. Leary ’60, 8/30/2014, Oceanside, CA

Maxwell S. Mackechnie ’60, 9/17/2016, Chicopee

Joseph T. Finnell Jr. ’61, 12/11/2016, Billerica

Richard M. Stenberg ’61S, 12/7/2016, Springfield

Diana (Gernes) Coyle ’62, 11/4/2016, Green Harbor

Jerome B. Cullen ’62, 11/8/2016, Stoughton

Emile A. Darcy ’62G, 12/9/2016, Chicopee

Frederick T. Counter ’63PhD, 9/29/2016, Punta Gorda, FL

Robert R. Dumas ’63S, 10/24/2016, South Dartmouth

Meryl J. Fowles ’63S, 12/16/2016, Enosburg Falls, VT

Janet L. (Chapin) Kirby ’63, 8/25/2016, Agawam

Lester N. Nero ’63G, 8/28/2016, Ashville, NY

Dexter Brown Jr. ’64, 9/17/2016, Ocean Pines, MD

Allan W. Johnson ’64, 9/5/2016, Cumberland Foreside, ME

Sean E. O’Leary ’65, 11/12/2016, Easthampton

Douglas B. Morrison ’66, 10/29/2016, Palm Bay, FL

Samuel J. Valera ’66, 12/10/2016, Randolph, ME

Charles I. Colton ’67, 12/15/2016, Pompano Beach, FL

Kenneth S. Gendall ’67S, 9/8/2016, Largo, FL

Robert A. Olsen ’66, ’67G, 1/8/2015, Eugene, OR

James E. Putnam ’67G, 9/28/2016, Providence, RI

Cheryl (Evans) Barbani ’68, 9/7/2016, Kirtland, OH

Frank J. Buczek ’68S, 10/25/2016, West Springfield

Charles W. Humes Jr. ’68EdD, 11/1/2016, Fountain Hills, AZ

Carolyn A. (Louks) Bondy ’69, 12/1/2016, Gaithersburg, MD

John F. Chamberlain ’69S, 10/7/2016, Rockland

Patricia (Farrand) Harner ’69G, 10/29/2016, Philadelphia, PA

Susan H. (Ostrander) Jampsa ’69, 8/1/2016, Lynden, WA

Arthur G. Lavallee ’69, 12/8/2016, Danielsville, GA

Patricia (Piwowarski) Rico ’69, 10/13/2016, Raynham

Cornelius J. Ryan Jr. ’69, 9/6/2016, Pensacola, FL

Linda G. Stefano ’69, 9/27/2016, Springfield

Charles P. Turlinski ’69, 4/13/2016, New York, NY

1970s

Sharon (Hecht) Blake ’70, 3/27/2015, Jacksonville Beach, FL

Janet (King) Bull ’70, 10/13/2016, Westfield

Timothy J. Cusick ’70, 9/20/2016, Westwood

Gary K. Hoffman ’70, 11/7/2016, Leeds

David P. Korowski ’70, 12/17/2016, Goshen

Mary (Chase) Lawton ’70G, 6/12/2015, Chesterfield, MO

Miriam I. Leveton ’70EdD, 8/5/2013, Longmeadow

Richard C. Penwell ’69G, ’70PhD, 11/15/2016, Hilton Head, SC

Guy W. Provenzano ’70, 11/9/2016, Alpharetta, GA

Michlyn (Scarpitto) Queenan ’70, 11/9/2016, North Chelmsford

Ernest P. Reis ’70, 9/8/2016, Chatham, NY

Ian B. Thomson ’70, 8/26/2016, Beverly

Garth L. Wilkes ’69G, ’70PhD, 10/21/2016, Blacksburg, VA

Gerald R. Griffin ’71PhD, 10/23/2016, Andover

William F. Kaylor ’71, 12/5/2016, Westport

Dennis P. Jancsy ’69, ’72G, 4/15/2016, Brecksville, OH

John F. McGuire ’72, 9/15/2016, Franklin

Evelyn A. (Hedrick) Moffett ’72, 10/6/2016, Braintree

Moshe N. Plich ’72, 4/1/2015, Boca Raton, FL

Sandra J. Romanowsky ’72G, 10/22/2016, Lowell

Frank J. Aldrich ’73, 9/21/2016, Chatham

Jennifer (Lawrence) Braverman ’73, 11/15/2016, Syria, VA

Clarence L. Brooks Jr. ’73, 9/17/2016, Pembroke Pines, FL

Ronald J. Orzechowski ’73, 9/6/2016, Chicopee

Ann M. Floyd ’74, ’84G, 10/5/2016, Sunderland

Barbara L. Munn ’74, 2016, Englewood, NJ

Constance A. Peterson ’74, ’79G, 10/23/2016, Leverett

Robert P. Wellington ’71S, ’74, 12/19/2016, Chester

John T. Whalen ’74, 10/11/2013, Rancho Murieta, CA

Richard L. Bove ’75, 9/7/2016, Holliston

Eleanor T. Hawley ’75, 10/16/2016, Worcester

Judith A. (Reasenberg) Martin ’75, 11/10/2016, Stamford, CT

John F. O’Neil ’75, 9/27/2016, Florence

Paul E. Ryan ’75G, 12/11/2016, Denver, CO

Bernard M. Schofield ’75, 11/27/2016, Nottingham, NH

William A. Harris ’76, 10/11/2016, Falmouth

John F. Leich ’76PhD, 1/16/2016, Canaan, CT

Robert W. MacQuarrie ’76, 11/12/2016, Westford

Margaret Mueller-Shore ’76G, 9/26/2016, Augusta, ME

Winifred S. Noel ’73G, ’76EdD, 11/11/2016, Murrieta, CA

Jerome S. Vovcsko ’76, 10/24/2016, East Bridgewater

Richard A. Clement ’77, 11/10/2016, Cotuit

Kenneth W. Denno ’77, 11/8/2016, Amherst

Marylyn (Gironda) Humphrey ’77, 10/13/2016, Edgartown

Stanley W. Kowalczyk ’77, 11/20/2016, Medford

Denise C. Lavely ’77, 12/9/2016, South Dartmouth

Jean F. (Markella) Leete ’77, 9/7/2016, South Windsor, CT

Arnold I. Levine ’77EdD, 9/9/2016, Danvers

Deborah H. Waldron ’77, 6/20/2013, Amherst

James T. Williams ’77G, 12/12/2016, Pepperell

Gary R. Blanchard ’78, 12/8/2016, Newaygo, MI

Charles J. Clock ’78EdD, 10/28/2016, Post Falls, ID

Kathy J. Dow ’78, 6/6/2012, Burlington

Patrick J. Healy ’78, 10/8/2016, Westfield

Peter R. Peterson ’78, 7/19/2016, Williston, VT

Debra A. (Crowley) Piermarini ’78, 9/16/2016, Lancaster

Arthur B. Cable ’75S, ’79, 9/20/2016, Los Angeles, CA

David N. Delude ’79, 8/24/2016, Neptune Beach, FL

Thomas D. Estabrook ’79, 10/5/2016, Newtown, CT

Paul E. Pukk ’79, 10/31/2016, Plymouth

James A. Scruggs ’79EdD, 9/1/2016, Tallahassee, FL

1980s

Vernon P. Aisner ’80, 10/13/2016, West Roxbury

Stephen R. Connors ’80, ’86, 11/13/2016, Cambridge

Eric C. Larson ’80, 1/2/2016, Pleasanton, CA

Betsey M. (Bahnson) O’Toole ’81, 2014, South Hadley

Robert M. Russell ’81, 12/3/2016, Hingham

David B. Smith ’76G, ’81PhD, 8/26/2016, Grass Valley, CA

Danny A. Brown ’82PhD, 10/4/2016, Johnson City, TN

Robin M. (Ethier) Field ’82, 9/17/2016, Poolesville, MD

William R. Olds ’75G, ’82EdD, 9/30/2016, Bloomfield, CT

Jody (Handell) Robbin ’82, 10/18/2016, South Windsor, CT

Caryl A. Sircus ’83, 12/14/2016, San Rafael, CA

Larry W. Driver ’84G, 11/26/2016, Johnson City, TN

Keith J. Hach ’84, 12/10/2016, Montclair, NJ

Blair G. Woodman ’84G, 11/15/2016, North Andover

David C. Laubach ’85EdD, 2/13/2015, Kutztown, PA

David B. Rogers ’85, 11/1/2016, Great Barrington

Michael C. Swistak ’85, 10/8/2016, West Brookfield

Juan Gonzalez-Gomez ’88EdD, 10/14/2016, Winchendon

Andrew Meshberg ’89, 6/4/2016, Darien, CT

David Ruiz ’89, 8/15/2016, Princeton, NJ

1990s

Susan Collyer ’90, 9/19/2016, Short Hills, NJ

Douglas R. Nadeau ’91, 8/24/2016, Pittsfield

Joseph P. Coyne ’92, 11/29/2016, Framingham

Mary C. (Jingo) Fleming ’92, 11/7/208, Ridgewood, NJ

Peter A. Gazda ’92, 11/14/2016, Chicopee

James F. Kierstead ’92, 9/11/2016, Cummington

Paul Gaffney ’91, ’93G, 11/21/2016, Northampton

Eric B. Martiniello ’93, 11/9/2016, Lynn

Ilene J. Sperling ’93, 3/18/2014, Durham, NC

James A. Moulton ’94, 9/9/2016, West Newfield, ME

Patricia D. Speranzo ’94, 12/15/2016, Prospect Harbor, ME

H. Elaine Halkopoulos ’97EdD, 11/25/2016, Beverly

Stephen A. Paley ’97, 9/28/2016, South Hadley

Leander Fornas ’72G, ’98EdD, 3/11/2014, Amherst

2000s

Susan M. Kneeland ’00G, 11/30/2016, Worcester

Michael J. Jette ’01S, 12/1/2016, Spencer

Brian M. Hill ’02, 12/14/2016, Braintree

Miguel A. Aragon ’04, 9/1/2016, Amherst

Janice I. Bohonowicz ’05, 9/3/2016, Greenfield

Seth J. Levine ’06, 5/9/2013, Boston

Drew M. Anderson ’09, 8/18/2016, Sedona, AZ

2010s

John P. Gruenenfelder ’12, 12/4/2016, Tucson, AZ

John T. Holden ’12, 12/24/2016, Jefferson

Alexander Q. Abbate ’16, 9/10/2016, Acton

 

 

Faculty

Dovi J. Afesi, 12/2/2016, Easthampton 

David C. Bischoff, 7/26/2016, Yarmouth, ME 

Deborah S. Carlin, 5/6/2016, Holyoke 

James C. Chien, 9/22/2016, Walnut Creek, CA 

Andrew Fetler, 3/5/2017, Hadley 

Arnold A. Friedmann, 2/17/2017, Amherst 

Marshall C. (Raymond) Howard, 10/20/2016, Sarasota, FL 

Gordon S. King, 10/17/2016, Livingston, NY 

Donald N. Maynard ’63PhD, 11/27/2016, Sarasota, FL 

John G. Moner, 10/8/2016, Amherst 

Karen M. Plotkin ’94, 12/26/2016, South Deerfield 

Donald R. Progulske ’50, 10/17/2016, Gainesville, FL 

William W. Rice, 9/28/2016, Naples, FL 

Benjamin Rountree, 12/19/2016, Amherst 

Michael Wolff, 11/14/2016, Amherst