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Stanislaw Banka, 82, of Lexington, a retired service staff member in Food Services, died on July 13. He began his 19-year MIT career in 1961. Survivors include a daughter, Maria Jachyra of Poland, and several grandchildren.


Word has been received of the June 22 death of Marilyn Fownes, 73, of Athol, a former technician in the Center for Space Research. She began her 41-year MIT career in 1948.


John E. Sullivan, 61, of Wellesley, a labor relations administrator in Human Resources at Lincoln Laboratory, died suddenly on August 18. He had worked at Lincoln Lab since 1951.

Mr. Sullivan leaves his wife, Marilyn; three daughters, Donna S. Peck of Westwood, Debra deCastro of Holliston and Dianne M. Sullivan of Wellesley; two sons, John K. of Newton and James J. of Wellesley; a sister, Marie C. Galloway of Lexington, and six grandchildren. A funeral Mass was said in St. Paul's Church in Wellesley on August 21; he was buried in Westview Cemetery in Lexington.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on September 10, 1997.

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