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Due to incorrect information provided to Columns, our March issue accidentally contained obituaries on two alumni who, in fact, are still with us: Thomas J. Allsopp, '73, of Seattle, and Fred Lindsay Manhart, '92, of Welches, Ore. Columns sincerely regrets the errors.

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    1920s

  • Douglas S. Egan, '23, Edmonds, age 104, Jan. 12.
  • Ernest J. Carstens, '27, Laguna Woods, Calif., Dec. 6.
  • Elizabeth Elford Medica, '27, age 99, Jan. 3.
  • Estelle E. Packard, '27, Seattle, age 97, Jan. 28.
  • Paul J. Frederick Sr., '29, Sequim, age 96, Jan. 28.
  • 1930s

  • Inga Olivia Anderson, '31, Ellensburg, age 94, Feb. 2.
  • Elden C. Whipple, '31, Arlington, age 98, Feb. 6.
  • James A. Carithers, '31, '36, '39, age 97, Nov. 6.
  • Esther C. Demoss, '31, '33, Woodland Hills, Calif.
  • Uwarda Day, '32, Tacoma.
  • Margaret Henriksen, '32, Lewiston, Idaho, age 93, Feb. 21.
  • Frances Brownell Springsteel, '32.
  • Homer James Hixon, '33, Walnut Creek, Calif., age 94, Dec. 20.
  • Warren Newton Watson, '34, '39, '42, age 92, Jan. 20.
  • Clarice Lucille Messer, '35, Greenbank, age 90, Dec. 25.
  • James William Johnston, '36, Woodway, age 90, Dec.19.
  • Carl Victor Hanson, '37, Lacey, age 89, Jan. 26.
  • Gail Christine Hollenbeck, '37, '57, '65, age 86, Dec. 13.
  • Vern B. Archer, '38, Mill Creek, age 94, Dec. 20.
  • Douglas F. Bohn, '38, age 90, Jan. 6.
  • Melville H. Corbin, '38, Auburn, age 88, Nov. 26.
  • Hunter M. Johnson, '38, Seattle.
  • Leslie Wilkins, '38, Redmond, age 91, Feb. 24.
  • Anne Helder Nelson, '39, North Bend, age 87, Oct. 24.
  • Trygve Jens Jorgensen, '39, Seattle, age 88, Feb. 16.
  • Ralph S. Seaton, '39, Bothell.
  • Andrew Winberg, '39, Seattle, age 86, Dec. 9.
  • 1940s

  • Marie Sandin Anderson, '40, Edmonds, age 89, Feb. 5.
  • Rodney J. Andrus, '40, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, age 88, Dec. 6.
  • Lorraine Kenyon Brooke, '40, Seattle, age 84, Jan. 3.
  • Douglas C. Hansen, '40, Carmichael, Calif., age 86, Dec. 17.
  • Ellarene H. Hanson, '40, Wilbur, age 90, Nov. 6.
  • Mike Y. Nakata, '40, Burien, age 86, March 1.
  • Donald L. Thompson, '40, Seattle, age 85, Dec. 25.
  • Claude A. Clefton, '41, Jensen Beach, Fla., age 86, Jan. 5.
  • Harold Hathaway Davies, '41, Kirkland, age 84, Dec. 13.
  • Ernest A. Jonson, '41, Bellevue, age 86, Jan. 1.
  • Edward W. McLachlin, '41, Auburn.
  • Lester O. Trabert, '41, Seattle, age 92, Dec. 10.
  • Lois Yett Frost, '42, Morro Bay, Calif., age 74, Feb. 5.
  • Seth McCallen Fulcher Sr., '42, Seattle, age 89, Feb. 24.
  • George Y. Uomoto, '42, Issaquah, age 84, Jan. 21.
  • Alvin K. Hagen, '43, Seattle, age 83, March 8.
  • Constance Noonan Hall, '43, Seattle, age 86, Dec. 16.
  • William G. Porter, '43, age 83, Feb. 5.
  • Harry W. Lindell, '44, '47, Jacksonville, Fla., age 83, Jan. 20.
  • Margaret Clark Mykut, '44, Clinton, age 84, Dec. 20.
  • Edmund B. Varey, '45, Clarkston, age 81, Dec. 1.
  • Celia Ann Brink, '46, Cardiff by the Sea, Calif., age 80, July 3.
  • Howard Palmer Kraft, '46, Port Orchard, age 83, Feb. 12.
  • Emily M. Ehlinger, '47, Spokane.
  • John Harrison Goldie, '47, Palm Desert, Calif., age 77, March 11.
  • Stanley W. Jorgenson, '47, Seattle, age 80, Dec. 29.
  • John A. Watchie, '47, age 78, Jan. 30.
  • Harvey Edward Anderson, '48, Seattle, age 82, March 7.
  • Dorothy Strailman Cressman, '48, Seattle, age 76, Feb. 8.
  • Marcia Katherine Finseth, '48, Seattle.
  • Margaret M. Gahagan, '48, Lake Forest Park, age 77, Jan. 8.
  • Edwin R. Huber, '48, Seattle, age 83, Nov. 20.
  • Bertha Chinn Lung Tsuchiya, '48, Seattle, age 76, Jan. 11.
  • Gloria McDonald Wood, '48, Clyde Hill, age 76, March 4.
  • John Joseph Boitano, '49, Seattle, age 81, March 6.
  • Clifton S. Crawford, '49, Seattle, March 2004.
  • Robert W. Dalin, '49, Issaquah, age 78, Jan. 18.
  • Charlotte W. Gilbert, '49, Bainbridge Island, age 76, March 14.
  • David J. Irvine, '49, Bothell, age 80, Feb. 25.
  • Henry K. Kuch, '49, El Dorado Hills, Calif.
  • Richard Lindenberger, '49, Portland, Ore., age 77, Nov. 27.
  • John W. Lohuis, '49, La Conner, age 78, Dec. 17.
  • Constance B. Lyle, '49, Spokane.
  • Thomas L. Ray, '49, Lakewood, age 82, Dec. 9.
  • Robert Dufraine Sells, '49, age 79, March 1.
  • 1950s

  • Marvin J. Gottstein, '50, Seattle.
  • Peter L. Hemp, '50, Kingston, age 76, Jan. 27.
  • John C. Mulvehill, '50, Seattle, age 78, Feb. 1.
  • Bruce Livingston Rehn, '50, Desert Hot Springs, Calif., age 76, Dec. 16.
  • Robert "Jerry" Schroeder, '50, Poulsbo, age 74, Jan. 18.
  • Susan Phipps Cone, '51, Des Moines, age 75, Feb. 11.
  • Gilbert E. Cook, '51, Seattle, Jan. 30.
  • Valen K. Kramer, '51, Tacoma, age 76, Feb. 21.
  • Robert Owen Lang, '51, Kenmore.
  • Ronald J. Mathies, '51, Camano Island, age 76, March 11.
  • John Gerard Rivet, '51, Edmonton, Alberta, age 81, Dec. 3.
  • George Randolph Senner, '51, Shoreline, age 79, Dec. 26.
  • William Ralph Welch Jr., '51, Seattle, age 73, Feb. 25.
  • John W. Cooper, '52, Kirkland, age 92, Jan 16.
  • Guy Searls, '52, Alexandria, Va., age 80, Jan. 15.
  • Arthur H. Yoshioka, '52, '62, Seattle, age 74, Jan. 20.
  • Jack A. Englert, '53, Shoreline, age 75, Feb. 5.
  • Raymond F. Hurley, '53, Seattle, age 76, Dec. 19.
  • Robert D. Keegan Sr., '53, Seattle, age 82, Jan. 26.
  • Thomas A. Lederman, '54, Sequim, age 76, March 7.
  • Eugene C. Steinbrenner, '54, Desert Hot Springs, Calif.
  • Richard W. Wahlstrom, '54, Edmonds, age 72, Dec. 18.
  • Raymond Tow Lew, '55, Mercer Island, age 78, March 13.
  • Bodil Emery, '56, Lotus, Calif., age 68, Feb. 19.
  • Barbara LeCocq McGinnis, '56, Seattle, age 69, Feb. 2.
  • Richard M. Baldwin, '57, Kent.
  • Karl G. Klein, '57, Seattle, age 75, June 26.
  • William L. Traub Sr., '57, Bothell, age 70, Jan. 21.
  • Frederick L. Hull, '58, Clinton.
  • Kay Hungerford, '58, Seattle.
  • Gary Ray Eide, '59, '67, Renton, age 69, Feb. 18.
  • Neva Lou Green, '59, Mercer Island, age 65, Feb. 4.
  • Louis Mentor, '59, Bremerton, age 65, Sept. 18.
  • Margaret Marie Conlin Sullivan, '59, Seattle, age 86, Jan. 9.
  • 1960s

  • Betty A. Piller, '60, Malott, Mass.
  • Clinton Fisk Raymond, '60, '64, Burnaby, B.C., age 64, Feb. 10.
  • George Powell Hutchinson, '61, Shoreline, age 64, Jan. 6.
  • Julius Lauzis, '61, Tacoma, age 92, Dec. 25.
  • Jim Halligan, '62, age 64, Jan. 19.
  • Andra Carole Lonn Murphy, '64, Bothell, age 65, Dec. 23.
  • Mervin George Nyberg, '65, Kirkland, age 75, Jan. 29.
  • Catherine Aili Rein Jones Engle, '66, Kenmore, age 59, Jan. 17.
  • Thomas Lee Roach, '65, Seattle, age 67, Jan. 14.
  • Archibald L. Ruprecht, '66, Seattle, age 82, Feb. 7.
  • Frederick Edward Winslow, '66, Manchester, age 55, Aug. 27, 1999.
  • Mary S. Balenti, '67, Bothell, age 83, Jan. 26.
  • Betty Tashjian Backus Laughlin, '67, '70, Shoreline, age 87, Dec. 27.
  • Maxeen Athol Spees Roecker, '68, Fresno, Calif., age 84, Jan. 8.
  • C. Michael Smith, '68, Bellevue, age 62, March 3.
  • Erol Onat, '69, age 68, Feb. 21.
  • Jim Thorstenson, '69, Seattle, age 56, Jan. 15.
  • 1970s

  • Gary Alden Clampett, '70, Seattle, age 57, Feb. 24.
  • H. Margaret Hartman-Saunders, '71, Bellevue.
  • Pamela E. Mortillaro, '71, Lacey, Aug. 2.
  • James M. Snydal, '71, Bainbridge Island, age 54, Feb. 5.
  • Richard H. Phillips, '72, Seattle, age 65, Jan. 28.
  • Sandra Jeanne Smart Clark, '74, Bakersfield, Calif., age 52, Feb. 13.
  • Jesse K. Akiyama, '75, Aberdeen, age 52, Jan. 6.
  • Maria Teresa Cappiello Budak, '75, '76, Bellevue, age 72, March 9.
  • Michael Thomas Haynes, '75, Puyallup, age 54, Feb. 13.
  • Howard Jack Fuss, '77, '82, Olympia, age 49, Jan. 14.
  • Donna Linton Grout, '79, Hansville, age 78, Jan. 7.
  • Yvonne Nylund, '79, Seattle.
  • 1980s

  • Julia E. Dillard-Howe, '82, age 45, Nov. 30.
  • William H. Mayeda, '82, age 45, Feb. 29.
  • Timothy Louis Prior, '82, Seattle, age 43, Feb. 7.
  • Mark T. Scholz, '82, '93, Aberdeen, age 48, Jan. 25.
  • Sarah E. Sharbach, '82, '91, Quinebaug, Conn., age 49, Jan. 30.
  • Brett Davis Erickson, '83, Fox Island, age 44, Feb. 27.
  • David J. Dovey, '87, Seattle.
  • Eric Engelstone, '87, Woodinville, age 38, Feb. 3.
  • Richard W. Metzger Jr., '88, Bellevue, age 55, Feb. 25.
  • Jennifer Hanson, '89, Sammamish, age 55, Feb. 28.
  • Ed McCauley, '89, Seattle, age 49, Dec. 11, 2002.
  • Joan M. Morgan, '89, Kirkland, age 62, Dec. 23.
  • 1990s

  • Natalie J. Smith, '90, Walnut Creek, Calif., age 41, Aug. 22.
  • Richard McKeon Young, '90, Ketchum, Idaho, age 43, Jan. 13.
  • Jeffrey George Charles Fesler, '92, '94, Newcastle, age 44, Feb. 7.
  • James D. Wells Jr., '94, Auburn.
  • Debbie Ritter Bielawski, '96, Lynnwood, age 32, Jan. 22.
  • Ron Domondon, '97, Seattle, age 35, Feb. 3.
  • 2000s

  • Genesee Mayra Douge, '03, Vancouver, Wash., age 25, Jan. 4.
  • Faculty & Friends

    M. Lamont Bean, '43, '46, who with his father created some of the best-known names in Northwest retailing, died Feb. 5. His corporation once included Lamonts Apparel, Schuck's Auto Supply, Ernst Home Centers, Malmo Nurseries, Sportswest sporting goods stores and Pay'n Save Drugs. He also served as president of the UW Alumni Association. He was 79.

    C. Warren Bierman, chief of the division of allergy at Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center from 1966-94, died Jan. 4. A renowned Seattle pediatrician and allergist, he was a clinical professor at the UW School of Medicine from 1959-97. He made major research contributions to the understanding and treatment of childhood asthma, and his book Allergy, Clinical Immunology and Asthma is a standard reference book. He received the Bret Ratner Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the highest honor bestowed in pediatric allergy. He was 79.

    George Willard Brown Jr., professor emeritus of fisheries, died Jan. 9. During his 37-year career at the UW, he was known for his research into primitive and local fishes. He published the first report of enzyme activity in the coelacanth, a fish once thought to be extinct. He was a founder of the Society for the Protection of Old Fishes, a group that has expanded to include many world-famous scientists. He was 79.

    Wendell Harmon Broyles, '36, Husky Stadium's legendary public address announcer for 35 years, died Feb. 23. In 1942, he became the UW sports information director and later served as assistant athletic director. After world War II, he returned to Seattle and in 1949 became the voice of the Husky football public address system, a position he held until 1984. He provided steady narration for some of the Huskies' legendary teams and players, from Hugh McElhenny to Warren Moon. In 1950, Broyles joined King County Medical Blue Shield (now Regence Blue Shield) to found the company's public relations department. When he retired in 1978, he was that organization's president and CEO. Among his many community service roles, Broyles served as a board member and treasurer of the UW Alumni Association. He was 90.

    Robert A. Bruce, the first director of the Divisioin of Cardiology at the UW School of Medicine and the inventor of the cardiac treadmill test, died Feb. 12 of leukemia. His arrival in 1950 helped turn the UW into a national center for cardioloy research. In his more than three decades heading the cafiology department, Bruce made landmark contributions to the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease. The treadmill test, first described in 1963 and known as the Bruce protocol, has aided millions by helping diagnose heart conditions. For his development, bruce was known worlwdie as the "father of exercise cardiology." In 1982, Bruce retired, but remained active with the American College of Cardiology. He was 87.

    Maxine Haynes, '41, a nurse who brought down the color barrier in Seattle's hospital nursing ranks, died March 21. Born Maxine Pitter to one of the city's early black families, she enrolled at the UW in 1936 when there were fewer than two dozen black students on campus, but was later denied admission to the nursing school because of dormitory segregation. She earned a degree in sociology in 1941. She was eventually admitted to a nursing school in New York City. After completing her studies, she worked at Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital in New York. She returned to Seattle in 1945 and applied for a nursing job at Providence Hospital and was hired, becoming the first African American nurse hired by the hospital. The hospital, now called Swedish Medical Center, established a nursing scholarship in her honor. She lived in Los Angeles in the 1950s, working at what was then County Hospital and earning a master's degree in nursing from UCLA. She taught at Mount St. Mary's College in Los Angeles before returning to Seattle in the late 1960s and was later appointed assistant professor of nursing at the UW-the same school that decades earlier had refused her bid to become a nurse. Haynes was profiled in the June 1994 issue of Columns. She was 85.

    M. Edith Heinemann-Harris, '54, professor emeritus of family and child nursing, died Jan. 27. She was a pioneer in the field of alcoholism and drug abuse education for nurses, and co-authored two books. She taught at the UW from 1954-85. She was 83.

    James Reed Holton, professor of atmospheric sciences, died March 3. A native of Pullman, his research focused on the mysteries of chemistry and climate. He was a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a fellow of the American Meteorology Society. He taught at the UW for 38 years. He was 65.

    Tom Johnson, '71, '91, a founding partner and president of the Johnson Braund Design Group of Seattle, died Dec. 3. He served on the Normandy Park City Council, Planning Commission, and Community Club Board as well as the Three Tree Point Yacht Club Board of Trustees. He was 55.

    Morton Kroll, professor emeritus of public affairs and political science, and ombudsman emeritus, died Feb. 11. Kroll joined the UW in 1956 as the director of a library development project, became a professor of political science, and from 1969-75 served as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. He returned to teaching, chaired the Faculty Senate, and in 1984, he became the UW's ombudsman. He retired from that position in 1988 and from the University in 1993. He was 80.

    James W. Leigh Jr., associate professor emeritus of social work, died Jan. 2. The Detroit native joined the UW in 1967 and taught until his retirement in 1992. He was 76.

    Antonio Pace, professor of Romance languages, died Feb. 18. He joined the UW in 1967 and taught Italian until his retirement in 1980. During that time, he published several books and articles on literature and the history of science, specializing in Italian-American cultural and scientific relations. He was 89.

    William F. Royce, professor emeritus of fisheries, died Jan. 26. He was director of the Fisheries Research Institute at the UW. He directed studies of salmon and the aquatic environment and was instrumental in tracing the North Pacific salmon migration. He was widely recognized for predicting an enormous resurgence of the salmon population in Alaska, which helped to revitalize the commercial salmon industry. He was 88.

    Peter Salmon, '53, '55, a world-class Canadian swimmer who went on to become a renowned expert in the transplantation of stomachs and intestines, died Oct. 11. Salmon, a native of Victoria, B.C., established numerous Canadian swimming records and won a gold medal at the 1950 British Empire Games. He also competed at the 1948 and 1952 Olympics. Following his swimming career, he earned a medical degree from the UW and went on to pioneer a surgical technique for treating the morbidly obese called gastroplasty. He was a professor at the University of Alberta and retired from the school in 1994 and moved to Eugene, Ore. He retired as a surgeon in 1999. He was 74.

    Kenneth Allan Sirotnik, professor of education, died Jan. 29. He was chair of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the UW College of Education for eight years. He also helped develop an evening degree program in higher education and two major programs to prepare school leaders. He was co-founder of the Center for Educational Renewal and served in an advisory role to the Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. He taught at the UW from 1985-2004. He was 61.

    August "Gus" Swanson, '58, professor of neurology and once acting dean of the UW School of Medicine, died Dec. 19. He headed the UW medical school from 1969-70 and was chair of the department of neurology. But he was most well known for helping create the WAMI program, and is recognized for increasing the number of doctors who practice in rural areas. He helped change medical school curricula and the way medical education is delivered to make doctors into more compassionate clinicians. The first resident in the UW's neurology program, he was one of the first researchers to show that drinking too much water, too quickly, could prove fatal. He was 78.

    Bertram David Thomas, '29, '33, former president of Battelle Memorial Institute, died Feb. 15. During his tenure as president from 1957-68, he enlarged the institute and enhanced its scientific stature and international presence, including facilities in Washington state. He was 100.

    James Townsend, professor emeritus of political science and international studies, died Jan. 17. He was considered a pioneer in the study of modern China and one of the earliest authorities on Chinese politics. He is credited with mentoring scores of China scholars in Asia and the U.S. He also was the subject of secret CIA and FBI files because he was an expert on communism in the 1950s. He taught at the UW from 1973-91. He was 71.


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