Obituaries


ALLAN H. ANDERSON

Allan H. Anderson (S.M. 1959), 65, of Lexington died on June 20 of gastric cancer. He began working at Lincoln Laboratory as a staff associate in 1957 and retired as a senior staff member in 1996. He did development and design of computer components and signal processing systems.

Mr. Anderson is survived by his wife, Mouna; a son, Curtis of Lexington; a daughter, Eileen of Seattle; his mother, Cora Anderson of Sand Creek, Wis.; and a brother, Ronald of Washington, Ill. A memorial service was held in the Hancock United Church of Christ in Lexington on June 26. Donations in his memory may be made to the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter, 66 Winthrop St., Cambridge, Mass., 02138.

JOHN JESULAITIS

A funeral Mass was said in St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Bridgewater on June 8 for John Jesulaitis of Bridegwater, who died on June 4. A former research staff member at Lincoln Laboratory, he retired in 1998 after working there for 32 years. He is survived by his wife, Mary; a daughter, Linda J. Hebard of Bridgewater; a sister, Anne Wingate of Washington state; and a grandson. Memorial donations may be made to the Bridgewater Visiting Nurses Association, 5 Wally Krueger Way, Bridgewater, MA 02324.

LOIS LEVINE

Lois Levine of Canton, former associate director of Student Financial Aid, died on June 6 at age 73. She retired in 1993 after 23 years at MIT. She is survived by a daughter, Dotte Nankin, and a son, Mark, both of Stoughton; a sister, Marjorie Bergson of Seattle; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

PAUL W. LEWIS

Paul W. Lewis of Roxbury, a former Physical Plant custodian, died on June 7 at age 84. He retired in 1983 after working at MIT for 12 years. Survivors include his wife, Ionia.

WALTER L. LITTLEWOOD

Walter L. Littlewood of Belmont, a former project technician in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, died on June 27 at age 81. He retired in 1981 after working at MIT for 22 years.

Mr. Littlewood is survived by three daughters, Roberta A. Miscall of Colorado and Mary T. Lally and Katherine R. Watkins of Belmont; two sons, Philip of Stoughton and Walter of Waltham; a sister, Ruth Pope of Marlborough; 13 grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. A funeral Mass was said in the Church of St. Luke in Belmont on July 2. He was buried in the V.A. National Cemetery in Bourne.

BRUCE A. NELSON

Bruce A. Nelson of Groton, a Lincoln Laboratory systems analyst since 1995, died on June 10 at the age of 63. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen; a daughter, Cynthia A. Nelson of Boston; and a son, Brian of Groton. He was buried in Groton Cemetery.

DAVID REINER

David Reiner, 72, of Lexington, a former research scientist at Lincoln Laboratory, died on July 9. An MIT alumnus (SB 1950), he retired in 1993 after 35 years at Lincoln Lab. He is survived by his wife, Neva; a son, Joseph; two daughters, Katherine Reiner and Laura Reiner (an MIT Rotch reference librarian); and a brother, Irving. A memorial service is being planned for a later date. Contributions in his memory may be made to the METCO Scholarship Fund of Lexington, 3 Gould Rd., Lexington, Mass., 02420 or the Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts.

MARY C. SMITH

Mary C. Smith of Morris Plains, NJ, a former administrative staff member in Housing, died on May 18 at the age of 93. She began working at MIT in 1966 and retired in 1974. Information on survivors was unavailable.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on July 18, 2001.


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