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














> David SavitzEric Martin < Frank Robert Saia /tr> /tr>
Anne Baldwin Adams Peter Gordan Gragg Richard Owen Neville
Thomas Scott Barrows   John Bryce Putnam
  Harold D. Hestnes
  Monica Bychowski Holmes Eric Rothschild
Betty Gullatt Budlong Robert Alonzo Jordan Jr Frank Robert Saia
Nan Barkin Case Dina Levin David Savitz
  John Mendelsohn Kirby Vaughan Scherer Jr
Marion Williams "Bee" Chaffey Daniel Egland Singer
Emery Taylor Cleves Rodney Bruce Mitchell John Foster Studholm
Adam Cymer Dina Levin Rozen Moche

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

Jack Bate: "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

Emery Tay7lor Cleaves died February 4 in Cockeysville, Md. A two-month summer job for a geomorphology professor doing fieldwork in the desert Southwest impelled him to a career in geology. He joined the Maryland Geological Society in 1963 and became its director in 1992. He did important work behind the scenes to support the state's envioronmental programs, notably supplying data for a 2002 committee that examined drought; he became a prime, trusted source of information on surface, seam, and ground water and the need for better protection of Maryland's drinking water.. He was a supporter of federal funding for stream gauges to minitor the flow of water and was an early advocate of the establishment of the Maryland Water Monitoring Council, the hnations first. A prolific author, he was known for the highly detaild hand-made drawings that illutrated his papers. He retired in 2007. He was a past president of the Association of American State Geologists and a recipient of its distingushed Service Award. He enjoyed gardening, especially tomatoes, beans and flowers, and was an indefatigable chopper of firewood. He leaves his wife, Edith (Baldwin), two daughers, Kathryn Cleaves and Juliet Brundige, and two sons, Arthu and Jonathan. S/O 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

Harold Hestnes M.P.A. '62 died January 19 in Lincoln, Mass. A native of Oslo, he and his parents emigrated to Massachusetts in 1940, in advance of the Nazi invasion of Norway,. He began his legal career in 1961 as counsel to Massachusetts governor John A. Volpe. In 1963 he joined the Boston law firm of Hale and Dorr, whre he developed a general litigation practice specializing in antitrust and regulatory cases involving the oil, gas, and electric power industries, and was credited with establishing the firm's energy practice. He played a major role behind the scenes in many important public policy issues confronting the Commonwealth and the city of Boston over more than four decades. He was twice chaiman of the Vault (the influential private committee of Boston's top business executives), as well as chairman of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, director and secretary of the Massachusetts Business Roundtable, and chairman of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation. He wielded influence in the Republican Party, too, as vice chairman of George H.W. Bush's 1988 presidential campaign and amember of Bush's national finance and steering committees. He served for 16 years on the Weston board of selectman, nine as chairman. He loved the arts, hockey, sailing, and travel, and hepursued a passion for horses at the family farm in Brownsville, Vt.; he was a board member of the Green Mountain Horse Association. He leaves his wife, Elizabeth (Forssell), a daughter, Juditn, a son, Erik '84, and a sister, Anne Marie Harris. M/J 19

Monica Bychowski Holmes died December 4, 2018, in New York City, from injuries suffered a week earlier when she was struck by a car. A native of Warsaw whose family emigrated at the start of World War II, she settled in New York and became a social scientist. She conducted research on child abuse and neglect, War on Poverty programs and elder services through Community Research Applications, the not-for-profit organization she co-founded with her husband, Douglas. Later she served as a research director for the New York State Jidicial Commission on Minorities and the New York City Department for the Aging. In the final two decades of her life she brought together her extended family from Poland, Russia, France and the United States for an annual reunion in Europe. At her death she was planning trips to three former Soviet republics, Spain and France and had tickets to every new play in town and four performaces of the Met: Live in HD. She leaves three children, Deborah '84, J.D. '88, Pamela '92, and Gregory; her husband died in 2007. J/A 19

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 Mendelsohn M.D. '63cl, dies January 7 in Houston. He was president emeritus of the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center andan internationlly acclaimed scientist in the field of cancer research. As a molecular biologist at the University of California, San Diego, in the 1980s, he developed the drug cetuximab, whic blocked receptors on cancer cells and thus halted their growth-the first so-called targeted cancer therapy. (The drug is sold by Eli Lilly as Erbitux for treatment of colorectal and head and neck cancers.) He was founding director of UCSD Moores Cancer Center. In 1985 he became chairman of the Department of Medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, in New York, and the took the reins at M.D. Anderson in 1996. Under his leadership, M.D. Anderson rose in its ranking to the natin's number one cancer hospital; private donations increased nearly tenfold; its budget quadrulped; the number of employees andpatients doubled; the number of its buiildings grew from 28 to 58, and it began receiving more National Cancer Institute grants and conducting more clinical trials than any other institution in the world. He stepped down in 2011 and retired from M.D. Anderson in 2018. He leaves his wife, Anne (Charles), and three sons, Andrew, Eric, and Jeffrey. M/J 19

Rodney Bruce Mitchell died December 4 in Rhinebeck, N.Y. He was a vice president of Kidder, Peabody & Co. before becoming president and chief investment officer of Tallasi Management Co. In 1989 he founded The Mitchell Group, a registered investment advisory firm specializisng in the energy sector; he served as chief investment officer until 2010 and president until his retirement in 2013. He was an adviser to the American Foreign Policy Council on energy matters and a trustee of Hamlpden-Sydney College and the Sena Foundation. A native Texan raised on a cotton farm, he was known for his sharp sense of humor and passionate love of sports and politics. He leaves five children, Leslie, Dana, Bradley, Angus, and Calum. M/A 19

Dina Levin Rozen Moche died May 22 in Rye, N.Y. She was a professor of physics and astronomy at Queensborough Community College, where she taught for more than 50 years, and author of more than two dozen books on astronoym. These include Astronomy, A Self-Teaching Guide, a selection of the Astronomy Book Club, and several titles that received hoors as outstanding science books for children. She ppeared on TV and radio and lectured widely. She took delight in travelig to all seven continents with her children and grandchildren. She leaves two daughters, Elizabeth Schwartz '81 and Rebecca Kahlenberg '85. M.P.P. '89; her husband Robert Rozen, LL.B. '56, died in1966. S/O 18

Richard Owen Neville died January 17 i Fort Myers, Fla. He retired in 2012 as a management consultant, specializing in recent years in litigation support for attorneys trying cases in the automotive and related industries. He volunteered for many years as a guardian ad litem for the 20th Judicial Circuit of Florida and from 1999 to 2015 served on the board of commissioners of the South Trail Fire District, chairing the board beginning in 2006. He was a pst president of the Harvard Club of Lee County. He was an avid biker and swimmer. He leaves his wife, Donna (McHugh), a daughter, Lisa, and a brother, David. S/O 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

Eric Rothschild of Scarsdale, N.Y., died October 29. He was a history teacher at Scarseale High School for 34 years and chaired its social studies department from 1973 to 1998. In 1966 he was instrumental in starting the STE|P (Student Transfer Education Plan) probram at Scarsdale High, welcoming the first transfer students from the deep South. He went on to serve as president of STEP and remained an active member of the board in retirement. Not a fan of textbooks, he encouraged the use of primary sources and made history come alive by urging his students to put themselves on others' shoes. He volunteered in many community organizations and became the official Scarsdale Village historian. A 1954 graduate of Scarsdale High, in retirement he serves as president of its alumni association. He was honored by the Scarsdale Foundation with the Scarsdale Bowl in 2007 in recognition of his exceptional contributions to the town. He leaves his wife, Christine (MacLean), and two sons, Adam '86 and Alan '88. M/A 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

David Savitz M/D. '62cl, M.P.H. '69, died February 13 in Jamaica Plain, Mass. He entered Harvard at age 15.He tried his hand at bench science at the National Institutes of Health and in public health, working with underserved patient populations, but found his true calling in primary care. He loved his work andloved his patients for nearly half a century. He was a practitioner of good, long jokes and a font of sports trivia; he was alifelong Red Sox fan and a 40-year season ticket holder to the Boston ballet. He leaves his second wife, Elizabeth Keller, three daughters, Molly, Cela Strauss '89. and Emma; two sons, Michael, J. D. '01 and Paul, and a sister, Judith Sharenow. M?J 19

Cirby 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

Daniel England Singer died April 22 in St. Louis. A lifelong St. Louisan, he began his career as an atorney in private practice and later worked for many years as a bank trust officer. He was an army veteran. He leaves two sisters, Joan Schiele and Barbara Prater. J/A 19

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