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Herbert H. Dow II, member of Corporation, dies at 68

Herbert H. Dow II, 68, a Life Member of the Corporation, died suddenly on January 26 following heart surgery in Houston.

Mr. Dow, who received the SB degree from MIT in 1952 in general engineering, spent his career with the Dow Chemical Company, retiring as vice president in 1992. He had been a director of the company since 1953.

Mr. Dow was also president of both the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation (named for his grandparents) and the Herbert H. and Barbara C. Dow Foundation, established by his wife and himself. He was a trustee of the Council of Michigan Foundations.

Long active in MIT affairs, Mr. Dow had been a member of the Corporation Development Committee since 1969. He was a member of the national sponsoring committee for the chemical engineering building. He was first elected to the Corporation in 1983 and had been a Life Member since 1993. He was a member of the visiting committees in Architecture and Media Arts and Sciences, Chemical Engineering and Physics, and previously served on those for Applied Biological Sciences, Nutrition and Food Science, and Biology.

Mr. Dow is survived by his wife, Barbara Clarke Dow, two daughters and a son.


A memorial service for Maryrose Eramo of the Admissions Office will be held Friday, Feb. 23, at 3pm in Killian Hall (Rm 14W-111). Ms. Eramo, assistant to the director for administration and director of Advanced Placement in the Admissions Office, died January 2 after a long illness. She was 46.


Robert S. Pickett, 70, of Watertown, a former project technician at the Francis Bitter Magnet Laboratory, died on January 9. Mr. Pickett worked at MIT from 1948 until his retirement in 1983. He leaves his wife, Louise W. Pickett of St. Petersburg, FL.


A private funeral was held for Harald W. Stahle, 95, of Beverly, a former technician at Lincoln Laboratory, who died on January 24. Mr. Stahle, who was a foreman in Group 62 when he retired in 1966, helped build advanced communications systems. He began working at MIT in 1946.

Mr. Stahle is survived by a son, Peter W. Stahle of Georgetown; a daughter, Karen of Beverly, and a granddaughter, Kathryn D. Stahle of Gerogetown. Remembrances may be sent to the Arthritis Foundation, 29 Crafts St., Newton 02158.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on January 31, 1996.

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