Obituaries


KEIL MEMORIAL

A memorial service for the late Dean of Engineering Alfred A.H. Keil will be held on Monday, Feb. 25 at 4 p.m. in the MIT Chapel, followed by a reception in the Emma Rogers Room (10-340). Keil died on Jan. 9 at age 88 (see MIT Tech Talk, Jan. 16 ).

JOHN M. ALLEN

John M. Allen of Dorchester, a former custodian in Physical Plant (now Facilities), died on Jan. 5 at the age of 82. He retired in 1985 after eight years at MIT. Survivors include his wife, Annie.

RAYMOND E. JOHNSON

Raymond E. Johnson, 82, of Hampton, N.H., died Jan. 25 at age 82. A mechanical engineer and naval architect, he worked at MIT for 42 years in the test propulsion labs, retiring in 1982. He is survived by a son, Richard Johnson of Hampton Falls; a daughter, Dianne Rogers of Hampton; a sister, Gladys McCarthy of Westford, Mass.; four grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was buried in High Street Cemetery in Hampton. Memorial donations may be made to Exeter Hospital, 10 Buzell Ave., Exeter, NH 03833 or the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701-4688.

FREDERICK LETTENEY

Frederick Letteney of Jamaica Plain, a Lincoln Laboratory administrative staff member, died Jan. 11 at age 63. He was hired in 1968. He is survived by his wife, Jane; two daughters, Catherine Conover of Morristown, N.J., and April Letteney Smith of Jamaica Plain; and two grandchildren.

NORMA LORD

Norma Lord of Emmet, Idaho, a former administrative assistant in the Office of Lab Supplies, died on Jan. 26 at the age of 75. She retired in 1992 after working at MIT for 31 years. Information on survivors was unavailable.

EDMUND ROBINSON

Edmund Robinson of North Providence, R.I., an associate staff member/programmer in Group 98 at Millstone Hill Observatory, died Jan. 27 at the age of 50. He had been working there since 1986. Survivors include a brother, Michael; two sisters, Mary G. Robinson and Margaret A. Robinson; and his parents, Edmund and Marion E. Robinson.

WADE ROCKWOOD

Wade Rockwood of Bedford, a former staff psychiatrist in MIT Medical, died Dec. 30 at age 79. He retired in 1986 after working at MIT for 27 years. Rockwood is survived by his wife, Emily; two daughters, Mary Rockwood of Baltimore and Emily Rockwood of Canton; a brother; a sister; and five grandchildren.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on February 6, 2002.


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