Vernon MacRoberts, 85, of Stough-ton, a former project technician in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, died on October 8. He retired in 1982 after 40 years at MIT. Survivors include two sons, Donald and Harry of Washington; two daughters, Ruth Ghelfi of Stoughton and Janet Drew of Brockton; 14 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren.
A funeral Mass was said on October 9 for Francis Parady, 68, of Gardner, a former Lincoln Laboratory general reproduction worker, who died on October 5. He worked at MIT for 29 years starting in 1965. Survivors include his wife, Beverly; a daughter, Elaine Parady of Philipston, MA; and a son, Robert of Shirley, MA.
In the October 8 issue of MIT Tech Talk, an obituary for John Ruze listed his age incorrectly. He was 81. The obituary for George Watson included an incorrect job title; it should have read "assistant to a division head."
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on November 5, 1997.