Summer 2020

News, Notes, and Nods: In Memoriam

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Management Associate Professor Sydel Sokuvitz died June 25. She spent more than 40 years at Babson College, and was remembered by President Stephen Spinelli Jr. MBA’92, PhD as a “brilliant scholar, beloved teacher, and Babson trailblazer.” Sokuvitz designed programs for global leaders at Babson Executive Education, founded the Speech Resource Center, was named Professor of the Year in 1983, and developed one of Babson’s first fully online course offerings. “She was an intellectual powerhouse who challenged convention and brought energy and fun to historically staid pursuits,” Spinelli said.

George Howard Morse Jr. ’48, of North Easton, Massachusetts, April 15

Ingersoll Cunningham ’49, of Westwood, Massachusetts, May 4

Christian Jacob DenHerder ’49, of Zephyrhills, Florida, Jan. 22

David Warren Dildine ’49, of Denton, Texas, April 10

Stuart R. Hume Jr. ’50, of Walnut Creek, California, Feb. 14

Willis Sears Hough ’52, of Dunnellon, Florida, Jan. 27

Bradford Gill ’53, of Longmeadow, Massachusetts, April 24

George Stanton Geary Jr. ’56, of Newport, Rhode Island, April 20

William Wallace Riddell ’56, of Needham, Massachusetts, April 19

Francis Gerard Merser ’57, of Round Pond, Maine, March 2

Harry A. Wallace III ’57, of Charleston, West Virginia, March 15

John Gilbert Aldinger Jr. ’58, of Eustis, Florida, April 14

John Francis McCarthy ’58, of Akron, Ohio, May 2

Robert M. Cox ’59, of Princeton, New Jersey, Feb. 25

Donald F. Johnson ’59, of Venice, Florida, Sept. 7

David Merson Prolman ’59, of Naples, Florida, April 28

Max Gondon Jr. ’60, of Newport Beach, California, April 12

John David Scott ’60, of Springfield, Vermont, April 22

Atilla E. Uras ’60, of Bodrum, Turkey, June 26

Bernard L. Zulalian MBA’60, of Belmont, Massachusetts, May 6

Thomas R. Luxton ’61, of Vancouver, British Columbia, May 7

Gerard Lincoln Swope ’62, of Woods Hole, Massachusetts, May 3

Paul Peter McLaughlin ’63, of Stow, Massachusetts, May 4

Retired Lt. Col. Frederick Felix Flemming MBA’64, of Leesburg, Virginia, Feb. 28

Retired Col. David Harvey Parker MBA’64, of Orono, Maine, March 16

Joseph Robert Crowley Gannon ’66, of Londonderry, New Hampshire, Feb. 22

James Thomas Gard ’66, G’23, of Durham, New Hampshire, Feb. 27

Mark Anthony Waldron MBA’66, of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, Jan. 9

Michael A. Witt MBA’66, of Vero Beach, Florida, Jan. 19

John F. Flannery ’68, P’01, of Hyannis, Massachusetts, March 7

James Leland Howard III ’68, of West Hartford, Connecticut, April 7

John M. Wilson Jr. MBA’68, of Woodstock, Georgia, April 26

Kenneth Greenwood Barber ’71, of Natick, Massachusetts, April 29

Robert H. Liss MBA’71, of Newton, Massachusetts, April 17

Paul H. Goldstein MBA’73, of Norwood, Massachusetts, Nov. 2

James C. Drake MBA’74, of Medford, Massachusetts, May 5

Soheyl Samari MBA’74, Jan. 30

Robert Wheeler Harmon Jr. ’75, MBA’76, of Gainesville, Florida, March 15

Morgan John Costello MBA’75, of Weymouth, Massachusetts, May 8

Retired Army Col. Tony Bruce Grose MBA’75, of Whispering Pines, North Carolina, May 12

George A. Reade MBA’75, of Fairhaven, Massachusetts, May 13

Thomas Joseph Schlottenmeier MBA’75, of Medford, Massachusetts, May 3

Fred T. Willett MBA’75, of Westwood, Massachusetts, April 9

Dexter B. Williams MBA’75, of Vail, Arizona, Feb. 27

Paul Eugene Wood MBA’75, of Dallas, Texas, Feb. 1

Henry Quincy Dowd ’76, MBA’77, of Newport, Vermont, May 22

Raymond George Peterson II ’76, of Buffalo, New York, June 5

Dale Philip Rich MBA’76, of Palm Harbor, Florida, Feb. 25

Harry S. Sklar MBA’77, of Belchertown, Massachusetts, Sept. 28

Thomas Beadle III MBA’78, Jan. 6

Carl Raiss Hyam MBA’78, of Marblehead, Massachusetts, Jan. 16

Retired USAF Col. Ronald J. Tradd ’79, of Swampscott, Massachusetts, April 21

James Philip Poole ’80, of Dartmouth, Massachusetts, May 3

Bartholomew W. Catalane MBA’80, of Stamford, Connecticut, May 10

Thomas F. Donahue MBA’80, of Hartford, Connecticut, April 16

Jonathan R. Davis MBA’81, of Boston, Massachusetts, Feb. 14

Ralph W. Sandmeyer Jr. MBA’81, of Nokomis, Florida, May 13

Nelson E. Mather III MBA’82, of West Boylston, Massachusetts, April 18

Kristen F. Boosahda ’88, of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, April 3

Michael J. Simonelli MBA’88, of Hampton, New Hampshire, Feb. 27

Samuel Willis Cutshall Jr. MBA’89, of Roanoke, Indiana, Feb. 13

Matthew Paul Grigas MBA’92, of Framingham, Massachusetts, Feb. 23

Grant J. Guilbeault MBA’95, of Dana Point Harbor, California, June 17

Robert Olaf Hult MBA’04, of Harvard, Massachusetts, March 1

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