cal faculty at the Wright Institute and edited a
textbook, Treating Couples. She and her husband, lifelong Zionists, started a nonprofit
organization, Bridges to Israel-Berkeley. She
enjoyed classical music and gourmet cooking.
Survivors: her husband, Seymour; her children,
Chanan and Zev; and five grandchildren.
Gail Louise Achterman, ’71 (economics), of
Portland, Ore., January 28, at 62, of pancreatic
cancer. She was on the basketball and swimming teams. She earned law and master’s
degrees at the U. of Michigan and returned to
her home state of Oregon to join the law firm
of Stoel Rives, where she rose to partner. She
had a role in drafting the legislation that created the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area
and served as director of the Institute for Natural Resources at Oregon State U. She was the
recipient of numerous awards, including the
Richard Neuberger Award from the Oregon
Mark James Signorotti, ’73 (political science),
of Sacramento, October 30, at 59. Raised on
the family hop farm, he became an avid outdoorsman, expert diver and hunter. He was a
great fan of NASCAR. Survivors: his children,
Jayme Hansen and Daniel; his mother, Virginia;
three sisters; and three brothers.
Robert August Hayman, ’74 (biological sciences), of Seattle, December 20, at 59, of a brain
tumor. He was on the track and field team. He
worked as a tribal fisheries biologist for the
Skagit River System Cooperative for nearly 30
years. A lifelong distance runner, he ran several
marathons including New York City and Boston.
He loved the San Francisco 49ers, comics and
taiko drumming. He embraced his individuality
and exuded joy and enthusiasm in all he did.
Survivors: his wife of nearly 35 years, Barbara
Yasui, ’74; his children, Mari, ’05, and Danny; a
sister; and two brothers.
Gordon A. Coats, MBA ’ 50, of Oakland, December 10, at 86, while traveling on business in
London. He served in the Navy during World
War II. He lived and worked all over the world,
including time in Venezuela and Cuba. He co-founded a particle board factory, started a
mergers and acquisitions company and owned
and operated the Calaveras Asbestos mine. He
enjoyed golfing and fly-fishing. Survivors: his
children, Sal and Gary; and three grandchildren.
earl Milford Grubb, MA ’ 52, of Mountain View,
December 17, at 86, after a short illness. He
served in the Army during World War II. He
taught in the Redwood City School District for
34 years and coached youth sports after school.
He was a Scout leader and Little League coach
in Mountain View. He was predeceased by his
son Edward. Survivors: his wife of 64 years,
Cora; his children, Barbara Knapp, Steve, Fredd
and Jeff; nine grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and a sister.
Mary Carmelita Morales, MA ’ 65, of Notre
Dame, Ind., December 16, at 97. She entered the
Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Cross in
1936 and taught elementary, junior and senior
high school for more than 50 years. For the
next 20 years, she was involved in parish minis-
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try, religious education and RCIA programs in
four parishes in California. In July she celebrat-
ed her 75th jubilee as a sister of the Holy Cross.
Survivors include a sister.
Carmen Joseph “Chuck” Camuso, MA ’ 69, of
Menlo Park, January 16, at 77, from complications of a cerebral aneurysm. He began his
teaching career at Sunnyvale High in 1963 and
moved to Homestead High in 1981. He loved
sports, especially baseball, and had coached
varsity baseball since 1963. He also worked for
three years as an NBA referee, officiated an NFL
game and served as a World Team Tennis
umpire. Survivors: his wife, Cynthia; his children,
Carol Reuter, Terri Ignaitis, Gio and Ken; his stepchildren, Rebecca Sugg Mennick and Johanna
Duffey; 11 grandchildren; and a brother.
narma Lee delores Mayfield, MA ’79, PhD ’86,
of Mountain View, December 21, 2010, at 71,
from complications of breast cancer.
duane e. dunwoodie, MS ’ 58, Engr. ’ 60 (electri-
cal engineering), of Palo Alto, December 1, at
81. He served in the Navy and then worked at
Hewlett-Packard, where he co-designed the
first very-low-frequency oscilloscope. In 1960
he co-founded Wiltron Co., an instrumentation
firm; after it was sold in 1990, he stayed on as
CEO until retiring in 1994. He received the Distinguished Engineering Service Award from the
U. of Kansas, where he had earned his undergraduate degree. He enjoyed restoring vintage
cars and oil painting. Survivors: his wife of 55
years, Marlene; his children, David, Kevin, Diane
and Karen; eight grandchildren; and a brother.
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elizabeth “Jill” Riherd dimbleby, Gr. ’ 47 (Eng-
lish), of Los Gatos, Calif., November 2, at 93. She
served in the WAVES during World War II and
later worked for Ames Laboratories and as a
teacher at Ida Price Junior High. She was prede-
ceased by her husbands, Warren “Tom” Tucker
and Bill. Survivors: her children, Warren “Ben”
Tucker, Janet Tucker Garr and Nancy Tucker Lars-
son; her stepdaughter, Kathy Dimbleby McCrack-
en; five grandchildren; four step-grandchildren;
and one step-great-granddaughter.
daniel Charles Lazorchick, MA ’ 53, PhD ’ 67
(political science), of Bethesda, Md., October
26, at 86, of natural causes. He served in the
Signal Corps in World War II. He began work at
the Department of Labor in 1955 and concen-
trated on international labor affairs, establish-
ing programs that focused on educational
opportunities, job training and cottage industries
for people in the developing world. After retiring,
he was a consultant on Employer-Supported
Child Care and an adviser to the President’s
Council on Physical Fitness. Survivors: his wife
of 61 years, Grace; his children, Jill Sampson
and Michael; and five grandchildren.
Wes Willoughby, MA ’ 54 (communication), of
San Francisco, November 4, at 81, after a long ill-
ness. After his military service, he was a reporter
in the Bay Area before beginning a career in pol-
itics. He worked on many campaigns over the
years, including a stint as press secretary and
speechwriter for Senator Hubert Humphrey, and
was public relations director for the San Fran-
cisco Redevelopment Agency for 20 years. He
loved sports and had season tickets to the
Giants and 49ers, and he had a huge collection
of international automobile license plates. Sur-
vivors: his wife of 25 years, Linda Lennihan; his
son, Rob; a grandson; Linda’s sons, Kirk and
Grey; and three step-grandchildren.
Richard Horace Jones, MS ’ 57 (political sci-
ence), of San Francisco, November 4, at 81,
from complications of a stroke. He had a career
in banking with State Street of Boston and
Wells Fargo Bank in San Francisco. He enjoyed
traveling the world. Survivors include a sister
and two brothers.
Volker Rittberger, MA ’ 68, PhD ’72 (political
science), of Tubingen, Germany, November 14,
at 70. He was a professor of political science
and international relations at the Institute of
Political Science, U. of Tubingen, retiring in
2009. Survivors: his wife, Irmgard Rittberger-
Ruckert; and his sons, Berthold and Frithjof.
Janet Rosemary Cuff, MA ’76 (English), of Win-
chester, England, October 31, at 67, after 16 years
of living with multiple myeloma. Born in South
India to missionary parents, she studied at Cam-
bridge and Oxford. She taught English literature
at several schools in England, including the
Open U., and at Peter Symonds’ College in Win-
chester for 20 years until her retirement. Survi-
vors: her children, Rachel and Peter; and a sister.