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Joseph S. Brown

Joseph S. Brown, 76, of Woburn, a retired engineer in Physical Plant, died on June 5. He had worked at MIT from 1969 until his retirement in 1984. Mr. Brown leaves his wife, Mary Louise Brown.

John I. Carlson Jr.

John I. Carlson Jr., 66, a senior lecturer in civil engineering since 1991, died unexpectedly on June 30. Before joining MIT Mr. Carlson had been commissioner of the Massachusetts Division of Capital Planning and Operations.He is survived by his wife, Doris Garabedian Carlson of Winchester; two sons, Kristen W. of Waltham and John I III of Tamarack, Fla.; two daughters, Laura E. Bernieri of Andover and Stephanie Carlson of Brookline; his mother Laura W. Carlson of Wellesley Hills, and four grandchildren.

James E. Dalton

James E. Dalton, 59, administrative officer in mathematics, died on July 15, following a long illness. He had worked at MIT since 1963.Mr. Dalton leaves his wife, Nancy Aftuck Dalton of Arlington; his mother, Alice C. Dalton of Marlboro; two daughters, Susan McGoldrick of Auburn and Elizabeth A. Deady of Belmont; five sons, James E. Jr. of Woburn, David A. of Medway, and Joseph W., Thomas E. and Timothy J. Dalton of Arlington, and eight grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society or to Hospice Care, Inc., 21 Maple Street, Arlington, 02174.

Joseph K. Fish

Joseph K. Fish, 58, of Boston, who retired as a research staff member at the Bates Linear Accelerator in April, died on July 5. A graduate of Tufts University, he had worked at MIT since 1968.Mr. Fish is survived by his wife, Andrea Santillo; a son, Karl Fish of Gloucester; a daughter, Nancy Fish; two stepdaughters, Natasha Balsom of Cambridge and Lisa Conley of Madrid, N.M., and eight grandchildren.

Robert M. Martinson

Robert M. Martinson, 67, of Concord, a retired staff member at Lincoln Laboratory, died on July 7. He worked at Lincoln from 1953 until his retirement in 1986.Mr. Martinson is survived by his wife, Marie J. Belanger Martinson; his father, Mansfield P. Martinson of Newton; a son Robert M. Jr. of Leominster; daughters, Suzanne Harrington of Leominster, and Carol A. and Jane E. Martinson, and two grandchildren. Remembrances may be sent to the American Cancer Society or to the Emerson Hospital Hospice Program, Concord, Ma. 01742.

Allan Merrill

Allan Merrill, 85, a retired service staff member in chemical engineering, died June 18, at the home of his niece in Andover. Mr. Merrill worked at MIT from 1946 until his retirement in 1972. He leaves his wife, Hazel, and a niece, Lelsie Salerno.

Mario Pedrini

Mario Pedrini, 89, of Arlington, a former carpenter in Physical Plant, died May 19. He had worked at MIT from 1946 until his retirement in 1969.He leaves two daughters, Helen Mazurek of Arlington and Claire Gillis of Melrose; a son Richard Pedrini of Arlington; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Richard Ross

Word has been received of the June 4 death of Richard Ross, 51, of Odessa, Texas, following a long illness. Mr. Ross was an editor at the MIT Press from 1979-89. He is survived by a brother, John Ross, also of Texas.

Elmer Stephens

Elmer Stephens, 80, of Billerica, a retired staff member at Lincoln Laboratory, died on May 27. Mr. Stephens worked at Lincoln from 1952 until his retirement in 1977.He is survived by his wife, Esther Marie Stephens; two sons, Donald M. of Bedford, and Robert W. Stephens of Melrose, and a daughter, Judith Wesinger of Billerica.

A version of this article appeared in the August 5, 1992 issue of MIT Tech Talk (Volume 37, Number 2).

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