cancer treatment after a five-year battle
with the disease. She graduated from the
Community School and received a National
Merit Letter of Commendation. She was a
gifted singer and performed in high school
and community theater productions. She
enjoyed playing soccer, skiing and swimming
competitively. She was an avid Stanford fan,
loved adventure and will be remembered for
her enthusiasm, sense of humor, resiliency
and grace. Survivors: her parents; two brothers; and four grandparents.
Andrew Burkhard Bauer, PhD ’ 63 (
aeronautics and astronautics), of Orange, Calif., September 6, at 82. He managed IRAD and CRAD
programs for the acoustics engineering subdivision of DAC, an aerodynamics research
group. His career also included serving as a
principal scientist at the aeronutronic division
of the Philco-Ford Corp. and as a consultant
for Arthur D. Little Inc. He was a National Science Foundation Fellow at Stanford and was
the co-winner of the Canadian Aeronautics
and Space Institute Baldwin Award, and he
held several patents. Survivors include his
wife, Mary Ann.
HUMANITIES AND SCIENCES
Mary Blanche Fitzpatrick, MA ’ 50 (
economics), of Cambridge, Mass., November 3, at 90,
of congestive heart failure. She taught at
Boston U. for 22 years, beginning as an
instructor in labor economics in 1965 and
becoming full professor in 1978. Prior to her
academic career, she worked in the corporate
world as a labor economist and as director of
sales analysis at Polaroid. She wrote several
books, including Getting a Living, Getting a
Life: After the Senior Prom. She helped raise
10 nieces and nephews and was a mentor to
many young women.
Jack Homer Curtis, PhD ’ 54 (sociology),
December 9, at 89. He was a member of
Delta Upsilon. He served in the Navy during
World War II and taught at several universities, and he was professor emeritus at the U.
of San Francisco. He authored several books
and articles and was a lecturer and social
activist. Survivors: his wife, Naomi; his children, Howard, Mary Clare and Theresa; four
grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Robert Joseph Dummel, MS ’ 54, PhD ’ 58
(chemistry), of Burlingame, November 26, at
80. He worked in basic research at UCSF and
published a number of papers. Later he
worked in the medical diagnostics industry
and did significant work on the now widely
utilized assay for CRP. An avid reader, he
was interested in anthropology, poetry and
field biology. Survivors: his wife, Grace
(Addleman, ’ 49); his children, Eric and Ruth;
and four grandchildren.
Jerome Michael Kelly, MA ’ 57 (
communication), of Los Altos, January 16, at 79, of cardiac
arrest. He was on the Daily staff. He served in
the Army and worked as a staff reporter for the
Wall Street Journal. Later he was communications director at Memorex Corp. and public
relations director at ROLM telecommunications.
He also headed his own advertising and public
relations firm, which later merged to form
Kelly/McDonough Communications, and
authored a novel, In the Grip of the Iron Curtain.
Survivors: his wife, Jane; his son, Cameron; and
Joseph Nicholas “Joe” Gores, MA ’ 61 (
English), of San Anselmo, Calif., at 79, of a gastrointestinal hemorrhage. After serving in
the Army, he went on to two careers as a
detective and a writer. He published 16 novels, including A Time of Predators, about a
Stanford professor turned commando, and
Hammett, which was made into a movie
produced by Francis Ford Coppola. He also
published three collections of short stories
and wrote TV scripts for series including
Kojak and Colombo. He won Edgar Awards
for first novel, short story and TV series
segment. Survivors: his wife of 36 years,
Dori; and his stepchildren, Tim Gould and
Dennis Allan Oppenheim, MA ’ 66 (art), of
New York City, January 21, at 72, of liver
cancer. He was a pioneer of body art, conceptual art and earthworks, with many
works involving moving parts, sound, water
and fireworks. His first solo exhibition was in
1968, and in 1970 his work was included in a
survey of dematerialized art at the Museum
of Modern Art. By the mid-1970s, he began
using custom-made automated marionettes,
and in the past two decades he created
smaller, less elaborate sculptures. Many surveys and retrospectives have been done on
his work, which is included in museum collections around the world. Survivors: his
wife, Amy Van Winkle Plumb; his children,
Kristin, Erik, Georges Poquillion and Chandra;
two grandchildren; and a sister.
William Bryant Johnson, MA ’89 (
communication), of Montara, Calif., October 30, at 67,
of cancer. He taught English at Woodside
High School and was a reporter for the
Peninsula Times Tribune. He was a mass communications instructor at Chabot College and
faculty adviser to the student newspaper for
20 years, retiring last fall. He was a Fulbright
Scholar and taught at Funan U. and Nan
Jing U. in 1995 and 1996. Survivors: his wife,
Arthur Louis Chauvel, Gr. ’ 49, of Palo Alto,
January 19, at 89. He served in the Naval Air
Corps during World War II and was awarded
the Navy Cross, two Distinguished Flying
Crosses and an Air Medal. He retired from
Kraft Foods after 35 years with the company. He enjoyed traveling the world with his
wife and playing golf at the Stanford golf
course. Survivors: his wife, Marjorie; his children, Nanette Bajka and Ronald; four grand-children; and a brother.
Sylvine Beller Jerome, MD ’86, of San Francisco, January 6, at 59. Born in New York
City, she earned her undergraduate degree
at Barnard College. She was a psychiatrist in
private practice in San Francisco and an
active member of the medical community.
She was a devoted daughter, loving mother
and inspiring friend. Survivors: her children,
Cary and Robin; and her mother, June Meyer.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Paige Arnof-Fenn, ’87, Cambridge, Mass.
Stuart Burden, ’ 84, San Francisco
Vice President for Alumni Affairs and
President, Stanford Alumni Association
Howard E. Wolf, ’80, Stanford
Sylvia Acevedo, MS ’ 83, Austin, Texas
Ashwin Adarkar, ’86, MS ’87, MBA ’92,
Subhan Ali, MS ’09, Stanford
Chuck Armstrong, JD ’ 67, Seattle
Greg Boardman, Stanford
Bob Bowlsby, Stanford
David Brownwood, ’ 56, Greenwich, Conn.
Marisa Brutoco, ’00, JD ’04, Palo Alto
Edith Ngan Chan, ’87, Hong Kong
Karletta Chief, ’98, MS ’00, Henderson, Nev.
John Fernandes, ’86, MBA ’91, San Francisco
Jim Friend, ’ 75, New York
Barbara Beck Garton, ’ 79, Dallas
Jill Gwaltney, ’ 77, Laguna Beach, Calif.
Robert Hellman Jr., ’ 82, Atherton
John L. Hennessy, Stanford
Mary Himinkool, ’04, MA ’04, San Francisco
Carolee Nance Kolve, ’ 67, Portland, Ore.
Hilary Lieberman Link, ’91, New York
Bruce W. McCaul, MS ’ 63, PhD ’ 69, Palo Alto
Adrian Miller, ’91, Denver
Wendy Munger, ’ 72, South Pasadena, Calif.
Reiko Osaki, ’00, San Francisco
Kelley Price, ’ 72, Medina, Wash.
Jennifer Chavez Rubio, ’95, Washington, D. C.
Ole Jens Rummel, ’89, London
Pamela Rymer, LLB ’ 64, Pasadena, Calif.
Rick Sapp, ’ 78, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
Joy Simmons, ’ 74, Los Angeles
Molly Spaeth, ’ 11, Stanford
Karen Springen, ’ 83, Chicago
Jon Streeter, ’ 78, Berkeley
Lindsay Arnold Sugden, ’02, MBA ’ 10,
Jeff Wachtel, ’ 79, Stanford
Jake Young Jr., ’ 78, Mill Valley, Calif.