John Harvard's Journal for the Class of 1958

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The class note begin with Harvard Magazine listings since the 50th Anniversary report. The Harvard Magazine issue is identified by the first letters of the month issue (e.g. J/F = January February) and ob = obituary section of the Journal. Where we have received multiple notices for a classmate, we usually provide only the most recent.


Michael N. Margolies

111 Conant Rd.

Weston, MA 02493


Elisabeth R. Hatfield

1 Potter Pond

Lexington, MA 02421


Willliam Allin Storrer

P O Box 1733

Traverse City, MI 49685

Classmate Reports

Jack Bates

Lowell R. (Rod) McElroy

Roger W. Smith














Anne Baldwin Adams Nan Barkin Case Eric Martin
  Marion Williams "Bee" Chaffey John Bryce Putnam
Thomas Scott Barrows Emery Taylor Cleves Frank Robert Saia
  Adam Clymer  
Betty Gullatt Budlong Peter Gordan Gragg Kirby Vaughn Scherer Jr
    John Foster Studholme Jr
  Robert Alonzo Jordan Jr  

REPORTED beginning with the January-February 2018 issue of Harvard Magazine

Jack Bates writes: "Unfortunately. illness prevented participation in the sixtieh reunion (now recovering with Elllen's good help). Life on our 1850s farm moves ahead. Two children recide in Maine. Our twin sons,=(claass of '90) practice law in New York City firms. Work with others to access Town of St. George government has shown the need for careful effort to balance resources and needs (e.g., high food insecurity in Maine). Presently, not enough is being done to meet increeasing national needs, inluding children safety (two grand children). Moreover, as a former tax policy lawyer at the Treasury in Washington, I believe that providing tax cuts for thosse with high incomes is neither sound nor fair tax policy. This trickle-down approach should be rethought and quickly replaced. Best wishes to classmates and friends." J/A 18

Viggo Bertelsen Jr., M.B.A. '63 writes, "On September 22, Lowell R. (Rod) McElroy was inducted into the 'Man for Others Hall of Fame' of the St. John;s Jesuit High School & Adademy in Toledo Ohio. Rod was honored for his exemplayr leadership and service to the school-wide community and his accomplishments in 20 years as coach of the SJJ crew." J/F18

Roger W. Smith received an honorary D.Litt. (doctor of letters) from St. Andrews University on December 8 in recognition of his contributions to the understanding and prevention of genocide. The citation identified him as one of a handful of scholars who created the field of genocide studies. "St. Andrews is Scotland's oldest university, dating from 1413, and it appers that the Winter Graduation ceremony has changed little over at least the past 300 years. As we left the graduation (me in my 'medieval' robe) we were led by the piper, followed by three mace bearers wsith their fifteenth-century macess, the Chancellor, the the rest of us in adademic regalia of many colors. It was a bit cold and windy, but a wonderful occasion and experience. My wife and I have never received more gracious and elegant hospitality than that at St. Andrews. A lof of memories to Keep. M/A 18


REPORTED AS DECEASED beginning with the January-February 2018 issue of Harvard Magazine

Anne Baldwin Adams died May 28, 2017, in Hartland, Vt. She was a founder of the Woodstock Learning Clinic, a pioneering program for children with severe learning disabilities, serving as a volunteer, its executive director, and a member of its board of trustees. She was also an active volunteer with Hartland's public library and historical society and with Aging in Hartland. For years she wrote a nationally syndicated newspaper column that was also broadcast on Vermont Public Radio. She was an ardent gardener and animal lover and could complete the New York Times crossword in 15 minutes. She leaves a daugher, Avery Sargent, a son, Frederick Bross, a sister, Ruth Duell, and a brother, Roderick Duell. M/A 18

Thomas Scott Barrows died February 25, 2018in Princeton, N.J. An educator, he began his career a sa teacher at the Vanguard School in Malvern, Pa. In 1965 he joined Educational Testing Service, where he worked as a research psychologist for more than 25 years. He was a founding trustee of the Princeton Development Institute. He was active for many years in civic affairs and took a prticular interest in land-use planning. In Franklin Township, he served as mayor and sat on the zoning and planning boards, the finance committee, and the town council. Happiest on the water during summers on Nantucket, he enjoyed sailing and fly-fishing all his life. He also loved music and cars. He leaves his wife, Abigail (Liggett), two daughers, Anna Beakey and Katherine Dadagian '87, a sister, Sarah Worm '56, and two half brothers, Mercer and Donald. M/J 18

Betty Gullatt Budlong died August 2, 2017, in Los Angeles. She was a Realtor in Los Angeles County and an outstanding practitoner of the culinary arts. She leaves her husband, Thomas, and a son, David. M/A 18

>Nan Barkin Case died September 23, 2017in New York City. She was a clinical psychologist at North Shore University Hospital, in Manhaset, on Long Island, for 35 years and also maintained a private practice in the city. She leaves a son, Miles, and a sister, Leslie Bachrach; her husband, Robert, died in 2016. J/F 18

Marian Williams "Bee" Chaffe died February 11 in Monterey, Calif. A native of Monterey Penninsula, she raised her family in Los Angeles: during the 1960s and '70s she would organize large camping trips for family and friends in the desert and at coastal sites such as Big Sur. She presided over a menagerie that often included not only dogs but rabbits, wild birds, fowl, lizards, and spiders. She returned to Monterey in 1986. She enjoyed taking courses at Monterey Peninsula Colege and was a longtime volunteer at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. She leaves a daughter, Margaret '83, M.D. '87, a son, John, two sisters, Margaret "Honey" and Molly Williams, and a brother, John Williams. J/A 18

Adam Clymer died September 10,2018 in Washingrton, D.C. A former president of the Crimson, he was an awardwinning political reporter and editor whose career spanned three newspapers and eight presidential campaigns. First, for The Baltimore Sun, he reported from Russia during the Vietnam War and later as South Asia correspondent from New Delhi. After a brief stint at The New York Daily News, he joined The New York Times i n1977. He went on to hold a number of posts there, including Washington correspondent, chief congressional correspondent, Washington editor, weekend editor, polling editor. As polling editor, he played an instrumental and pioneering role in the use of exit polls. After his retirement in 2003, he became political director of the National Annenberg Election Survey and taught journalism at George Washington University. He was the author of three books, Edward M. Kennedy: A Biography, Drawing the Line at the Big Ditch: The Panama Canal Treaties and the Rise of the Right, and most recently a novel, Escape from 9/11. He leaves no immediate survivors; his wife, Ann (Fassenden), M.A.T. '61, died in 2013 and their daughter, Jane, died in 1985. J/F 19

Peter Gordon Gragg died October 22, 2017 in Rye, N.H. He was a poet, author, playwright, photographer, and craftsman. After serving in the Army National Guard he taught mathematics, first in the Sharon, Mass., public schools and then at Milton Academy. Later he worked for many years for the Boston Library Consortium at Boston Public Library. A writer and artist under the name of Peter Gordon and Green Griffin, he was an active member of the Arlington (Mass.) Center for the Arts. He leaves no immediate survivors. M/A 18

Robert Alonzo Jordan Jr. M.B.A. '63. died December 10, 2017in New York City. He enjoyed a long career in the investment business as a securities analyst and portfolio manager, retiring from the firm of Lynch & Mayer in 1996. An outdoors enthusiast and experte backcountryskier, he was active in environmental causes and worked for years with the Sierra Club to promote the conservation of wilderness lands. He was a lobbyist and backpact tour learder for the Utah Wilderness Task Force, which he additionally served as chairman. In Vermont, he organized programs and outreach for the Catamount Trail Association, and in New York he volunteered with the Central Park Consrvancy. He leaves his wife, Juditht (Simonds), a daugher, Sarah, three sons, David, Christopher, and Robert, and a sister, Deborah Grant. M/J 18

>Eric Martin, M.Arch '62, died November 14, 2017 in Palm Springs, Calif. He was a designer who did groundbreaking research in digital media and a pioneering teacher of Computer animation. He was a principal consultant to MIT's Lincoln Lab on the development of the Genesys digital-animation system from 1967 to 1971 and an interface design consultant to Apple Computer's Human Interface and Advanced Technology Groups from 1989 to 1993. From 1964 to 1975 he taught photography, film, animation and video in Harvard's department of visual and environmental studies. Later he served in the faculty of the California Institute of the Arts, where he was dean of the School of Art and Design and founding director of the Macintosh Lab. He leaves his life partner, Mary Kay Stolz, and a brother, Mark. M/A 18

John Bruce Putnam died September 9, 2018 on Staten Island, N.Y. He spent two years in the navy before embarking on an academic publishing career, holding positions at Princeton University Press and publishing houses associated with the University of Hawaii and Northwestern University. In the ehe bearly 1970s he served as executive director of the Association of American University Presses. A lover of the sea with a passion for Melville's masterpiece, Moby Dick-he contributed a chapter to the Norton Critical Edition-he began working at the South Street Seaport Museum in Lower Manhattan in the early 1980s as an office manager and a cook aboard the Pioneer, the museum's schooner; later he was retail manager at Browne & Co. Stationers, a small letterpress printing house at the museum, and manager of the museum bookstore. He was acknowledged as the museum's official historian and its soul. Boasting a beard worthy of Melville, he garnered fame for his impersonations of the author. wearing period garb and reciting from memory his favorite passages of Moby Dick for Museum visitors. He was a published photographer and a builder of ship models. He leaves his wife, Saundra Smith, two daughers, Sara aNd Jennifer, a son, Nathaniel, and two sisters, Janet Macdonald and Joyce Curll '65. J/F 19

>Frank Robert Saia of Longmeadow, Mass., died April 10, 2018. An All-American first baseman at Harverd, he served in the Army National Guard after graduation and then played minor league baseball for the Milwaukee Braves. Later he practiced law in Springfield, Mass., for more than 30 years. He was also the lingtime host of a local weekly radion program on topics relating to the law. He continued to enjoy sports, including softball, tennis, and racquetball, throughout his life, as well as ballroom dancing. He leaves his wife, Diane, three daughters, Marianne Baush, Elizabeth McCann, and Andrea, two sons, Stephen and Matthew, a stepson, David DiPiero, and eight of his 15 siblings, Joseph, Lily Abel, Philip '60, Ellen Brusard, Anita Zimmerman, Christine Clarke, Carol Ann Sweet, and Paul. J/A 18

Kirby Vaughn Scherer Jr. Ph.D. '63, died February 15, 2018 in Hockessin, Del. He was a chemistry professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Southern California. He also worked as a research chemist at the DuPont Experimental Station in Wilmington, Delaware. He made a number of important contributions in his research, including Scherer's radical, noted for its unusual kinetic stability, which is still widely used and studied today. He leaves two daughters, Annye Bone, Nancy Connolly, two sons, Andrew and Peter, for stepchildren, David Hoos, Danica Hymen, Jennifer Siegel, and Thomas Siegel, and his first wife, Libbe Hale; two wives, Carol and Ute, predeceased him. M/A 18

Joseph Foster Studholme Jr., died October 3, 2018, in Holland, Mich. He worked at a variety of jobs in New York City, including writing for MD Magazine and analysis for Standard & Poor', before begining a long banking career. Over athe years he held senior positions in both national and international institutions. He was a member of Bank Credit Associates of New York, worked on behalf of NGOs overseas, and taught courses on credit analysis. An avid student of history, finance, and politics, after retiring to Princeton, N.J., he became an enthusiastic auditor of courses at the university. He leaves his wife, Anne (Luning), M.A.T. '59, and two sons, Joseph and Hal. J/F 19